Houston Music

Hudson Lounge Racism Allegations Continue To Fly

Last Wednesday, as everyone around here was gearing up to leave for the New Year's holiday, the Houston Press Twitter page was inundated with quick terse statements from our followers calling out the chic Hudson Lounge in Rice Village for being overtly racist after a party of African-American revelers was shut down early the night before, without any warning by the management on duty at the time.

Rocks Off made a call to the bar soon after the business hit Twitter and spoke with manager Keith Thompson, and we were also in contact with a handful of partygoers through email and our personal Twitter account. Earlier today we spoke with two of the organizers of the party, Ray Odom and Vonn Butler.

Obviously, both sides had radically different tales to tell.

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Craig Hlavaty
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