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Music venue changes nationwide

Thursday 6 February 2014

Music venue changes nationwide

Perth’s Rocket Room returning

Perth’s Rocket Room nightclub is returning from Friday February 28 with a “100% Live Music on Fridays” policy. The club is in Northbridge.

Darwin’s The Chippo farewells site

One of the surviving Darwin live music venues, The Chippo farewelled its current building at Coconut Grove after property owners forced operator Rod Fitzgerald out. About 200 turned out last Saturday to say their (temporary) farewells, with Fitzgerald promising to bring the club back elsewhere.

New owner for Sydney’s The Lansdowne

Fairfax Media revealed that long time Sydney live music venue The Lansdowne Hotel, has been sold to the Oscars Group for $6.2 million. The company bought The Annandale last year.

Solbar moving to larger premises

Plans by the Sunshine Coast’s major live space Solbar to move across the road to bigger premises that will expand its capacity to 450, looks to be happening in April. Next Wednesday, the venue will again host Wolfmother, who want to road-test their new material, charging $15 a head.

New space for Melbourne

Melbourne gets another live music venue, this one the Playground Bar in Fitzroy. It launched on the weekend, filling out its two 150-capacity rooms. This weekend it has 12 acts booked. The 19th century bank building was formerly The Cape Lounge.

Old Growler announcing music

The year-old Old Growler bar in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo is about to announce a new live entertainment line-up of blues, gypsy jazz, funk and soul bands. It recently announced a new menu and expansion of craft beer range.


- Christie Eliezer