Seems that Lowe's hardware stores want to build a giant shopping center around The Backyard, a wonderful rustic outdoor music venue in Austin. They'd be doing serious damage to that incredible place, and they'd also be hurting the aquifers that feed Barton Springs and Austin's drinking water supply. In response, a citizen's group has take them to court, and they're asking people to sign the petition to boycott Lowe's.
I'm not against retail development - it's unavoidable, and great when it's done right. But giant megastores like this one ruin the geography they inhabit, and when that geography is a place we care about (as musicians and music listeners), that's not cool. So sign up and boycott lowe's!