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VENUE NEWS

FBi Social to shut doors to make way for new 'Bandroom' - venue to host final party on November 1st!

What started as a three month pop up venue, FBi Social wasted no time in becoming a venue bands of all different calibres would perform at. Opening three and a half years ago, the Sydney hotspot has hosted more than 1000 local artists and have had more than 40,000 people through their doors to party. The time has come for them to shut their doors next month though, with the owners of the Kings Cross Hotel and other venues, Solotel, set to reopen the space as The Bandroom. The new venue will continue to host the best local and national talent, as well as offering bands a place to rehearse and play.

Brisbane's new music venue The Triffid announces official October opening & launch party for November!

Brisbane's got new venues coming out the ying yang lately and it's a great sign for the industry in that area of the country. The latest venue set to join the party is The Triffid, located in a historic WWII hangar in Newstead. A venue with a capacity of 800, The Triffid has been the project of Brisbane hospitality identity Brett McCall, industry figures Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou and musician John Collins (Powderfinger).

New Brisbane venue, The Woolly Mammoth, officially opens this Friday!

The Woolly Mammoth, yet another new Brisbane venue sure to take off as one of the city's favourites in time, opens this Friday! Situated on Ann Street next to the famous Cloudland, the venue consists of three areas each with their own distinct vibe. Featuring two live performance spaces as well as a stellar bar and party environment, the official opening of The Woolly Mammoth stands to be a memorable one indeed!

Marquee Sydney announces epic Spring line up

Sydney's party scene is set to explode now that spring is finally here, and Marquee at The Star is going above and beyond to make sure the venue remains at the forefront of our city's rich nightclub culture.

Nova and The Experience win Marble Bar's 'Discovered' band competition!

Five finalists were selected from a large pool of hopeful entrants who submitted their sounds the annual 'Discovered' band competition at Sydney's iconic Marble Bar. From those five, one emerged a winner: indie-pop darlings Nova & the Experience.

Sydney venue The Standard re-launching with a bowling alley!

The broken down back-alleys of Brooklyn is where one would find the type of venues that have inspired the complete re-design pf Surry Hills' The Standard.

FBi Social celebrates third birthday with massive party!

Three years ago, what started as a pop-up venue quickly caught on by showcasing the best live local talent around. Kings Cross Hotel had become a hub for local lovin' concert goers, and it's all thanks to FBi Social.

"Keep Sydney Open" - support the Sydney Late Night Culture Alliance in the removal of the new lockout legislation!

There was much uproar from within the Sydney artistic and creative communities when the NSW Government declared that 1:30am lockouts would be enacted for inner city venues from February, along with many other restrictions. In response to these new laws, which effectively will stunt the growth and continued success of many venues within the city, the Sydney Late Night Culture Alliance was formed. Comprising of key Sydney live music and performance venues, cultural organisations, artists and music industry stakeholders, the alliance has been formed to oppose and fight the new laws which so drastically effect this community.

Iconic albums revisited on stage at The Long Player Sessions at the Brisbane Powerhouse

The Long Player Sessions will return to the Brisbane Powerhouse in August. The sessions will breathe new life into the iconic albums of Jimi Hendrix, Portishead, PJ Harvey and The Black Crowes and the soundtracks to Twin Peaks and Pulp Fiction.

For ticketing information call (07) 3358 8600 or visit brisbanepowerhouse.org

THE LONG PLAYER SESSIONS TOUR DATES

New weekly event "In Music We Trust" at the Public Bar in Melbourne this month!

Trusty Chords Music has announced a new event: In Music We Trust which is a month of free Sunday early evening shows. Each show starts at 3pm all throughout January at the Public Bar in North Melbourne. The shows will feature performances from interstate musicians and up and coming local talents.

Sunday January 6th – Apes + Contrast
Sunday January 13th – Andrew McDonald + Ben Cue

Gig Announcements: Dead Letter Circus, Andy White and Kavisha Mazzella, The Griswolds and more!

In this issue: Dead Letter Circus play one last show before heading to India, Andy White and Kavisha Mazzella perform at Flying Saucer Club, The Griswolds announce EP launch and more!

Dead Letter Circus performing at The Zoo

Dead Letter Circus have spent the past 18 months touring in the USA and the UK. Now they’re back and ready to test out their new material from their upcoming album.

Gig Announcements: The Snowdroppers, New Year's Eve at the Espy, Skyways Are Highways, Yousef and more!

THE SNOWDROPPERS

In this issue: The Snowdroppers launching "White Dress" at the Espy, Something For Kate and Spiderbait taking to the Espy this NYE, Skyways Are Highways are set to launch their new album at The Evelyn and more!

The Snowdroppers at the Espy This November

Goodgod Long Birthday Nights Line Up Announced!

Sydney's premiere party house, the Goodgod Small Club, will be turning two this September and to celebrate, they've organised two epic parties to take place over the long weekend! Last year's Birthday Nights festival saw over 2000 people attend and won the Best Music Event award in FBi's SMAC Awards.

The line ups for this year's parties are amazing, check them out and mark the dates on your calendar!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Melbourne's Ding Dong Lounge to reopen in July.

The saga of Melbourne’s venues coming and going over the last few years keeps on going with The Ding Dong lounge reopening it’s doors on Friday the 6th July. The place has received some major reworks after the German restaurant downstairs was damaged in a fire late last year. Since then, the venue has had to close its doors.

Venue News: Annandale Hotel celebrates 12th birthday.

The Annandale Hotel in Sydney will celebrate its 12th birthday with gigs galore over two weekends, from July 5th to July 14th. Check out some shows at one of the iconic live music venues in Sydney!