A late night altercation at a South By Southwest showcase in Austin, Texas
led to a security guard being stabbed earlier this week. The incident took
place after a showcase by British electro-rock band Chikinki.
A spokesman for the Copper Tank venue, where the showcase was taking place, confirmed to reporters: "There was a problem in one part of the bar and a security guard went over to deal with it. It was at that point that he was
stabbed." The stabbing was not fatal and the guard is said to be recovering.
Chikinki frontman Rupert Brown told NME: "After the show we were just
chilling out and suddenly the police came running in, they closed the place
and told us to go home. There was an ambulance and we saw a stretcher being
carried out. I think it happened in the kitchen which was also the backstage
Of course it's possible Chikini are cursed. Brown continues: "Things like
this seem to happen to us all the time. We played at Cargo about a month ago
with Kasabian and we got bottled. This guy took offence when I jumped off
stage and landed on his girlfriend. She didn't seem to mind but he smashed a
bottle and threw it at me. It missed me but hit Steve (drummer) on the shoulder. Later that night he hurt someone really badly and the police turned up to take him away."