Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Hopetoun Hotel


I don't get to gigs very often these days, but if I have a hankering for some live music, the Hoey is a likely pick.

It's always good value - you can see a good Australian band on a Fri or Sat night for around $10.

It's also small in a good way. Old bands can play an intimate gig, while new bands can get a slot too.

It's also nicely located in the heart of the inner city, surrounded by the yuppieland that is Surry Hills, which means good food and ease of access. I like that it's not slick- there is no "backstage" to speak of, meaning you can usually rub shoulders with great musicians while sipping a Cooper's. It's also a good place to avoid the overly pretentious crowd you might find at places like Oxford Art Factory or Spectrum.

Coming up at the Hopetoun in August - I Heart Hiroshima, the Bats and Laura Jean.

The Hopetoun Hotel
416 Bourke St
Surry Hills

3 comments:

luce said...

hello there...i'd love to catch a gig with you sometime. me thinks after August. Like in the month of September. Ya?

sophg said...

hey yes. yes.
and we need to plan photo day out..

luce said...

Absolutely!
I reckon that's going to be a September thing too! We've missed Winter - Do'h! But how about we talk dates in September and try and nut this awesome idea of ours out...committee start your engines