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Music Venue Closures?

By chutneyGreen 26 August 2013 44

Hey I am a local CIT student studying PR and for my latest assessment I am researching the Canberra music scene.

I am looking for a list of live music venue closures over the past decade within Canberra. I am exploring the link between noise complaints made by neighbouring residential developments and the closure of venues.

An example would be the closure of Toast due to noise complaints made by The Waldorf Hotel. I believe nearby Transit Bar has also had to reduce it’s live music capacity due to similar complaints from The Waldorf.

Also looking for facts and figures on closures and live music attendance over the past decade.
If anyone has any ideas or links they would like to share I would be very appreciative 🙂

Even email me separately cagreen@live.com.au

Thanks 🙂

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niftydog 9:55 am 29 Aug 13

Oh yeah. It’s not actually closed, but what about Tilleys? Their decision to basically stop hosting gigs has had a massive detrimental impact on the quality of gigs in town. So many fantastic gigs there; Bob Brozman (RIP), Karma County, IOTA, Diesel, Vince Jones, Badloves, Gadflys, Lior, Mike Stern (!), Tiddas…

niftydog 9:47 am 29 Aug 13

grunge_hippy said :

…lack of mid sized venues …Royal Theatre or Canberra Theatre

John Butler Trio at Canberra Theatre was… interesting. He was encouraging people to break the rules and dance in the isles. He did return some months later with a more intimate show with his wife which suited the venue quite well.

grunge_hippy said :

He said that if they were to play UC or ANU they have to bring everything with them (stage, rigs etc) which makes it too expensive.

Do they even have bands anymore at ANU???

The former owner of the Greenroom is now the in-house supplier at the ANU; his equipment nearly perpetually set up in the refectory and would definitely suit these type of mid-size gigs.

bundah 11:00 pm 28 Aug 13

chutneyGreen said :

Can anyone tell me the exact year that the Asylum closed down?

It was around 1997. The owner was Craig Azzopardi.

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