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


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...

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