Live music venue rumours?

Joe Canberran 15 November 2007 25

Word is that the Green Room and the Ubër hard working Gaz, after earlier this year having taken up residence at the UC bar, are looking at returning to Philip. Why? well it seems that the UC bar has been a little lax in giving the support that they indicated they would when the Green Room first moved there. Considering that the gigs the Green Room put on seem to bring in more patrons each week than all other times put together it seems the UC bar may have shot them selves in the foot with this. Likewise the Green Room’s old venue will be salivating at it’s return if it’s true that the only patrons they have had since the Room’s leaving are two old blokes in blue wifebeaters who couldn’t find the Henry Gratten.

Speaking of shooting themselves in the foot; The Venue may find themselves struggling after allegedly losing the services of Australia’s largest touring/booking agency after failing to meet their financial obligations to them.

Comments from those in the know to either confirm/refute these claims welcome.

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25 Responses to Live music venue rumours?
justbands justbands 9:27 am 22 Nov 07

> he bought it?

Well, he’s leased it. It’s great news for the Greenroom & for live music in Canberra generally. Our No.1 venue is now more able to support the live scene. I can’t wait! Plus it’s back in Phillip, which is closer to home for me. 🙂

Jobby Jobby 11:05 am 20 Nov 07

I jammed at the Green Room (Phillip) last night. It’s being refurbished, with a new stage and sound equipment, and looking to be shaping up. Will be playing a few low-key gigs in early January to test out the equipment.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:50 pm 19 Nov 07

he bought it? I knew he wanted to when Waz was selling up but couldn’t get the financial backing. this is probably the best news the canberra music scene has had for a while. Looking forward to what he can finally do with that place.

justbands justbands 3:44 pm 19 Nov 07

News straight from the horses mouth here…

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:41 pm 15 Nov 07

And yes, the UC bar is arse.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:41 pm 15 Nov 07

Having spoken with Gaz on Saturday, this is my understanding of what’s happening:

He’s closing at the end of December, moving back to the Philip premises and re-opening in January.

He’s *bought* the Philip premises, so will now actually make some money over the bar (previously it went to O’Shea’s).

This means free door entry might be an option, as well as the possibility of small guarantees for the bands/performers. In other words, win/win.

Pandy Pandy 5:34 pm 15 Nov 07

For real AD. Last week in November.

niftydog niftydog 5:28 pm 15 Nov 07

Bass players have the musical equivalent of short man syndrome.
Ah yes, how imaginative, why not roll out some drooling-drummer jokes too, eh TAD? Solidarity Thumper!

The UC bar sucks as a venue anyway. The floor plan is terrible, the acoustics suck, the vibe is aggressive and the attitude towards the performers is contemptuous. Even the hundreds of hippies at JBT the other week had to deal with some gronks full to their eyeballs with that f’n awful goats-piss-in-a-can McShithouse Bourbon and cola.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 5:18 pm 15 Nov 07

Toast is closing. The owner is planning a sell off of all the fittings soon. Another venue gone.

Hold on doesn’t toast seem to threaten closure every year or so? or is it for real this time…

Pandy Pandy 5:11 pm 15 Nov 07

Toast is closing. The owner is planning a sell off of all the fittings soon. Another venue gone.

Stung Stung 3:33 pm 15 Nov 07

LOLZ!! omG guyz

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:55 pm 15 Nov 07

umm because I am using colloquialisms/and silliness to get my points across.

Now shut fck up and sit the fck down! 🙂

fnaah fnaah 2:48 pm 15 Nov 07

Lowest common denominator, Stung – I was wailed on for being a grammar nazi, so I thought “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

But the next person to write “slammed on the breaks” is going to get a stern fist-shaking-at. Grr!

Stung Stung 2:30 pm 15 Nov 07

closeded, canbsy, intarwebs … why is it acceptable to talk like a retard online these days?

Let me also dead the following terms while I’m at it:


Thumper Thumper 1:06 pm 15 Nov 07



Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 1:02 pm 15 Nov 07

I thought the reason the Greenroom was struggling was because they hiked up the drink prices, therefore loosing the area’s only customer base – students.

If I want to go to a bar to see a band and pay handsomely for drinks, I’ll go to the Basement. Folk are much friendlier up there anyway.

I hope you were joking about the interweb band thing, Diane. I hope.

Look Thumper, double spacing.

Double 🙂

Thumper Thumper 12:55 pm 15 Nov 07

Bass is cool.

Especially when you happen to be the lead singer as well….

And we have big balls to go with the big sound 🙂

TAD TAD 12:53 pm 15 Nov 07

Bass players have the musical equivalent of short man syndrome. (Comes from being a failed guitarist)

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:50 pm 15 Nov 07

no one wants to get stuck watching drummers… its all about ze bass!!

realityskin realityskin 12:09 pm 15 Nov 07

Don’t the drummers strong arms turn you on ?

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