Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Not like the 90's Pol. They're well entrenched here....one on every bloody corner. I drive around thinking, used to play there....and used to play there....and there, not one live room left in any of them. There's still a scene, but not what it was IMHO.
What a bummer. Actually, it was even later than the 90s (sorry) ... probably 2002. I couldn't believe it ... a local suburban pub with a group and the whole place had a party vibe. I felt like I'd walked into a time capsule to the late 70s/early 80s in Sydney.
Many of the venues I played at and went to have disappeared altogether - the blocks where they were now occupied by malls and office blocks. Nearly all of the venues that remain no longer hire bands but have a big room full of shiny machines ...
Pretty amazing really ... that a big city can lose most of its character in just a few decades.