Sad news this morning. Walters downtown owner Pam Robinson, a fan and champion of Houston musicians for decades, has apparently passed away following a long battle with cancer. Thus far the club's social-media accounts have been silent, but Willow Villarreal, the punk/hardcore promoter behind Hatetank Productions, posted the following message on Facebook about half an hour ago.
Photo courtesy of Walters Downtown We'll miss you, Pam.
My heart is heavy today. Pam Robinson (Walters owner) is no longer in pain. I will miss her so much. She gave me a chance when so many others wouldn't. She cared so much about the Houston music scene. She was so sweet and kind but didn't take any shit from anybody.
I loved how her and [husband] JR loved Pride Kills and would actually come out to watch the chaos when they played. Then give them the chance to apologize just to do something wrong again. She knew what they were doing and she liked it. The Houston music community has lost it's mother figure and she will forever be missed. I love you. Now you can rest.