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The end for The Green Room (Again)

justbands 25 September 2008 33

Just Bands is reporting the very sad news that The Green Room will close its doors for the last time at the end of October.

Issues with their landlords/owners of O’Sheas are listed as the reason for the closure.

[ED – AGAIN?]


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justbands justbands 11:25 am 25 Sep 08

Yes…again. Sounds serious this time around.

jakez jakez 11:30 am 25 Sep 08

Bloody hell.

Zapruda Zapruda 11:31 am 25 Sep 08

oh, another one bites the dust……….

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 11:52 am 25 Sep 08

O’Sheas is shutting down as well – I was told it was being redeveloped into something that is not a pub.

The last pub in the Phillip industrial area is gone. It will be a sad day for the tradies who want a beer after work…

Thumper Thumper 11:58 am 25 Sep 08

So Phillip is heading down the Belconnen path to wowserism.

I blame Kevin Rudd for his anti binge drinking stance.

Seriously though, not a good thing..

peterh peterh 12:44 pm 25 Sep 08

crap.

now I will have to go to (gasp!) the kambah tavern or the burns club.

oh, well, at least the stagger home will be shorter.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 12:58 pm 25 Sep 08

Thumper – I believe it is being turned into a car shop, nothing to do with wowserism!

Its been a long and distinguished history for the Texas Tavern/Henry Grattan/O’Sheas and upstairs – Phillip Amusements, Kitty O’Sheas and the GreenRoom…

Did I miss any other names?

realityskin realityskin 1:59 pm 25 Sep 08

i’m sure he could move the The Venue !

justbands justbands 3:05 pm 25 Sep 08
Duke Duke 4:20 pm 25 Sep 08

Slightly off topic, but not really, Pendos/Coolabah Pool room in Weston closes its doors this week too. Another Woden Valley dive bites the dust……Statesman Hotel holds on by a thread.

PM PM 4:30 pm 25 Sep 08

Thumper said :

So Phillip is heading down the Belconnen path to wowserism.

I blame Kevin Rudd for his anti binge drinking stance.

Seriously though, not a good thing..

Belco still has a few places, but not as many as the old days. I blame drink driving laws (but I’m not suggesting we remove them).

realityskin realityskin 4:42 pm 25 Sep 08

oh no, Pendos is closing !?

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 8:59 pm 25 Sep 08

No, not Pendos too. Where the hell will you go when the Irish/Weston Club/Labour Club kicks you out for being too pissed?

realityskin realityskin 10:11 pm 25 Sep 08

Growling Ferret said :

No, not Pendos too. Where the hell will you go when the Irish/Weston Club/Labour Club kicks you out for being too pissed?

mawson :/

Overheard Overheard 1:44 am 26 Sep 08

Any live venue disappearing is cause for pause and mourning. Weeks like this (Filthy’s on Tuesday, the church at St Benedict’s as a surprising live venue/recording studio, the Front tonight — er, last night — and who knows where tonight — maybe to the Soul) just show how important it is to have the grungy little venue with eclectic crowds and someone doing MC stuff and passing the collection plate around and handing out raffle tickets that double as drink vouchers for the talent and damn ######## fine music.

And different venues.

Two nights ago, The Feldons (feat. Thumper) blasted our ear drums off with a rocking version of ‘Down On Love’. Last night (at my request) they did a more mellow yet electric version of same (though I did quite publicly set them homework to come back with a swing version — Mark the guitarist just needs to get a bit more Lounge Lizard sleaze going first).

Bob love live music in this town of villages. Switch off the plasma, my friends, and dive in.

Thumper Thumper 8:05 am 26 Sep 08

Speaking of which, I’m knackered….

But will be at the Soul tonight to listen to DJ and the Karismacats…

Overheard Overheard 9:19 am 26 Sep 08

See you (and any others) there, Thumper.

Actually, when I was trying to get your attention last night with some heckle or other, I realised I was yodelling out ‘Thumper! Thumper!’ until I caught myself and turned to Locq and said, ‘Whoops. Protocol breach. Bugger, forgotten his name….. Oh, yeah. [First name], [insert heckle here]’.

Granny Granny 9:26 am 26 Sep 08

You were heckling Thumper?

Overheard Overheard 9:31 am 26 Sep 08

Aha, let me explain the verb ‘to heckle’, Granny. It can be done in a nasty way (typically to comedians) or it can be good-naturedly and can actually be a boon to the performer.

As an MC, I LOOOOOVE hecklers (within reason). They give you material and a board to spring off. An MC’s worst enemy is silence, no our TWO worst enemies are silence and crickets, our THREE worst enemies are surprise, fear and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

Sorry, I went all Monty Python there. Good morning peterh if you’re lurking. (Like you lurk!!)

So I was just throwing in the odd observation and request between the few songs I was therefore, but it was all good and there was a lot of love in the room. (Mrs Thumper was there so there wasn’t that sort of love…)

I was just leaving.

Overheard Overheard 9:32 am 26 Sep 08

therefore = there for

It’s started early…. (about 3.30am, from memory).

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