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Green Room canned

By 19 April 2012 18

Word reaches us that despite an successful trial and three weeks of fitout the Green Room’s tenancy at the Woden Tradies has been terminated.

Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.

Condolences to all those screwed over in this debacle.

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18 Responses to
Green Room canned
fnaah 9:54 am
19 Apr 12
#1

Green room closed again, you say? One wonders, at this stage, whether the issue is not with the venues, but the operator.

6matt9 10:10 am
19 Apr 12
#2

fnaah said :

Green room closed again, you say? One wonders, at this stage, whether the issue is not with the venues, but the operator.

That’s a bit unfair. Gaz has done a lot for Canberra music and in my experience as a performer and a punter he has always acted with professionalism and friendliness. The first Greenroom closed because the owners of O’Shea’s Pub (downstairs) decided to sell up. Gaz said on Facebook yesterday that the Tradies decided that a music venue wasn’t viable in terms of their pokie revenue.

Thumper 10:19 am
19 Apr 12
#3

Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.

Indeed.

And all the while we get spammed by the clubs telling us how great they are and that the comunity itself cannot function without them. Meanwhile the small pubs slowly disappear, unable to compete.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogj5ztTE0zw

Diggety 10:34 am
19 Apr 12
#4

I think all the musos, enthusiasts, venue owners/renters, etc. should get together and try to get a little precinct for live music going.

Probably not civic, the Pheonix bomb shelter is already a struggle running the gauntlet from there to a lamb sandwich to a cab.

What about Phillip? Probably get those guys from the music shop involved too. Wonder if they are still keeping Ivoj Nob going for a while?

So choose a venue, invite all those who could make it happen and see what ideas come out of it. And if you put on free p*ss, invite me.

bloodnut 10:46 am
19 Apr 12
#5

Diggety said :

I think all the musos, enthusiasts, venue owners/renters, etc. should get together and try to get a little precinct for live music going.

Probably not civic, the Pheonix bomb shelter is already a struggle running the gauntlet from there to a lamb sandwich to a cab.

What about Phillip? Probably get those guys from the music shop involved too. Wonder if they are still keeping Ivoj Nob going for a while?

So choose a venue, invite all those who could make it happen and see what ideas come out of it. And if you put on free p*ss, invite me.

http://www.canberramusiciansclub.org.au/

bobcat 10:50 am
19 Apr 12
#6

“Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.”

Seriously?

A quick scan of The Tradies’ website shows their support for ACT Rescue & Foster, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Construction Charitable Works, Open Family Australia, and Special Olympics ACT. This is just a sample of the contributions they make towards causes that actually matter, and you have the nerve to question the value they add to the community because of an endeavour that has already failed on numerous occasions with other venues?

p1 10:56 am
19 Apr 12
#7

6matt9 said :

Gaz said on Facebook yesterday that the Tradies decided that a music venue wasn’t viable in terms of their pokie revenue.

A room full of pokies is more profitable then a room full of people listening to music. Who knew?

Jim Jones 11:02 am
19 Apr 12
#8

bloodnut said :

Diggety said :

I think all the musos, enthusiasts, venue owners/renters, etc. should get together and try to get a little precinct for live music going.

Probably not civic, the Pheonix bomb shelter is already a struggle running the gauntlet from there to a lamb sandwich to a cab.

What about Phillip? Probably get those guys from the music shop involved too. Wonder if they are still keeping Ivoj Nob going for a while?

So choose a venue, invite all those who could make it happen and see what ideas come out of it. And if you put on free p*ss, invite me.

http://www.canberramusiciansclub.org.au/

The Canberra Folk Musicians? That’s great. But doesn’t address the problem of a venue for people playing amplified music (you know: rock, metal and the other noisy stuff)?

Gaz has done an amazing job of creating venues for live music, and the latest action from the Woden Tradies club is disgusting – backing out of the new Greenroom installation 3 weeks into the fit-out after giving the project a green light after a very profitable March trial. I’m seriously disappointed and encourage you to share your thoughts on the matter here:

http://www.thetradies.com.au/html/s02_article/article_view.asp?id=222&nav_cat_id=152&nav_top_id=60&dsb=1839

Jim Jones 11:06 am
19 Apr 12
#9

bobcat said :

“Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.”

Seriously?

A quick scan of The Tradies’ website shows their support for ACT Rescue & Foster, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Construction Charitable Works, Open Family Australia, and Special Olympics ACT. This is just a sample of the contributions they make towards causes that actually matter, and you have the nerve to question the value they add to the community because of an endeavour that has already failed on numerous occasions with other venues?

They put back a small amount of the profits they make from poker machines into the community because they are forced by law to do so. They’re not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, and they are taking far far more money from the community than they are giving back: despite what Clubs Australia might insinuate, It’s not a magic pudding of goodness towards the community.

An opportunity arises to assist in hosting a live music venue, they hosted an extremely successful trial, got 3 weeks into fitting out the venue, and then pulled out because a new director is more interested in poker machine profits than getting people into the club to see live music.

Blow up the pokies.

Thumper 11:09 am
19 Apr 12
#10

Jim Jones said :

bloodnut said :

Diggety said :

I think all the musos, enthusiasts, venue owners/renters, etc. should get together and try to get a little precinct for live music going.

Probably not civic, the Pheonix bomb shelter is already a struggle running the gauntlet from there to a lamb sandwich to a cab.

What about Phillip? Probably get those guys from the music shop involved too. Wonder if they are still keeping Ivoj Nob going for a while?

So choose a venue, invite all those who could make it happen and see what ideas come out of it. And if you put on free p*ss, invite me.

http://www.canberramusiciansclub.org.au/

The Canberra Folk Musicians? That’s great. But doesn’t address the problem of a venue for people playing amplified music (you know: rock, metal and the other noisy stuff)?

Gaz has done an amazing job of creating venues for live music, and the latest action from the Woden Tradies club is disgusting – backing out of the new Greenroom installation 3 weeks into the fit-out after giving the project a green light after a very profitable March trial. I’m seriously disappointed and encourage you to share your thoughts on the matter here:

http://www.thetradies.com.au/html/s02_article/article_view.asp?id=222&nav_cat_id=152&nav_top_id=60&dsb=1839

Jim does have a point here.

Chop71 11:13 am
19 Apr 12
#11

bobcat said :

“Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.”

Seriously?

A quick scan of The Tradies’ website shows their support for ACT Rescue & Foster, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Construction Charitable Works, Open Family Australia, and Special Olympics ACT. This is just a sample of the contributions they make towards causes that actually matter, and you have the nerve to question the value they add to the community because of an endeavour that has already failed on numerous occasions with other venues?

You can’t be serious?

I’d just love you to back this up with factual amounts. Don’t forget to include total pokie revenue (money taken from the community) and amounts donated to just causes.

Aaroncbr 11:31 am
19 Apr 12
#12

Wait… How many weeks was it into the fit out?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:00 pm
19 Apr 12
#13

Jim Jones said :

Blow up the pokies.

Hell yes.

6matt9 4:36 pm
19 Apr 12
#14

p1 said :

6matt9 said :

Gaz said on Facebook yesterday that the Tradies decided that a music venue wasn’t viable in terms of their pokie revenue.

A room full of pokies is more profitable then a room full of people listening to music. Who knew?

Good on ya. Very easy to say that after the fact. He tried to do a good thing for Canberra music and they threw it in his face.

far_northact 8:22 pm
19 Apr 12
#15

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Jim Jones said :

Blow up the pokies.

Hell yes.

+100. Seriously- what did people do without them before. They are taking over everything.

Fender 9:28 pm
19 Apr 12
#16

Well, perhaps all can copy/paste this into the f/back form at ttp://www.thetradies.com.au/html/s02_article/article_view.asp?id=222&nav_cat_id=152&nav_top_id=60&dsb=1839
Please rescind your decision to close the newly opened Green Room. We need more live music venues in the ACT, not more pokies.
Thanks
My Name

This lot are a disgrace akin to the Sthn Christin Club.

HenryBG 11:56 pm
19 Apr 12
#17

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Jim Jones said :

Blow up the pokies.

Hell yes.

Smash the pokies – I’m with you.

Endrey 9:52 am
20 Apr 12
#18

bobcat said :

“Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.”

Seriously?

A quick scan of The Tradies’ website shows their support for ACT Rescue & Foster, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Construction Charitable Works, Open Family Australia, and Special Olympics ACT. This is just a sample of the contributions they make towards causes that actually matter, and you have the nerve to question the value they add to the community because of an endeavour that has already failed on numerous occasions with other venues?

This statement is so absurd that you can only be from some club or other, in which case, f*** you.

Give me my community back.

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