Not many live venues have the street cred and reputation of The Annandale Hotel, its history is rich with musical experiences that will stay with many of us forever. The Anndandale has been through alot as a live venue and Sydney has shared in these times, the good, the bad and the awesome.
So right now is another one of those crucial moments in the history of the Annandale where they are reaching out to the people of Sydney (yes that’s you and me!) to get behind this new campaign where we can all help save the Annandale brick by brick, yes literally by buying a brick!
We were asked to paint this mural at The Annandale. Sick!
Owners, The Rule Brothers, launched their Buy-A-Brick (BAB) Campaign to an incredible response late 2011. Bricks are being sold left right and centre with money going towards a much-needed upgrade and to further reduce the hotel’s debts. As thanks the brothers want to give back to supporters by opening the doors with three free gigs kicking off on National SLAM day, Thursday 23rd February.
On 23rd February 2010, the SLAM (Save Live Australian Music) rally saw 20,000 people march through Melbourne in protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence. The SLAM rally was the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history.
The focal point for these events will be on the hotel’s BAB Campaign. BAB packages, starting at $50, will be for sale on the night, the first round of plaques will be mounted on the outside of the hotel and the for sale signs will be coming down!
Entry to all events is FREE and we encourage everyone to come down to be a part of Australian music history.
Now all of Australia has the opportunity to participate in a national event that celebrates our local
musicians in our small venues. Enter The Annandale Hotel.
The Annandale Team is excited to announce their SLAM (Save Live Australian Music) Day gig details:
Thursday 23rd February
Papa Vs Pretty + Cabins + Palms (ex Red Riders)
Friday 24th February
Fait Accompli + Raise the Crazy + Devine Electric + Blackie (Hard Ons)
Saturday 25th February
The Fauves + Little Lovers + Tom Ugly + March of the Real Fly + Jack Carty