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A statement regarding The Castle
« on: May 06, 2010, 01:59:16 AM »
I received a phone call today, which has confirmed that The Castle will NOT be re-opening its doors to live music, once the structural renovations to the premises have been finalised.
The owner has stated that the support that the venue has through local bands is not enough to warrant the expense of re-fitting and improving the layout of the venue.
Details regarding what the venue will become is not known at this time and is under consideration.







We have lost another venue in an already shrinking LIVE venue market, soon enough local bands will be playing in peoples backyards.
This means the top established bands will continue to pull in the punters, through headline shows and tour supports, and the new and upcoming bands will increasingly be forced to find other ways to establish themselves on the scene because they wont be able to play many gigs.
I'm not saying right now, but definately into the future unless more venues are established. I hope it doesnt come to this.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 04:58:13 AM by The Usurper »

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 02:07:07 AM »
Damn.....sad news indeed :( No doubt will see many of those that bagged the joint, come out and complain that its now shutting down...

Wonder what Wayne will do with the place now?
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 02:11:19 AM »
Agreed. As for those who bag the castle. I guess You don't know what You got till it's gone.
Having said that this sucks. I wonder what Paula and Co are going to do now?

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 02:15:20 AM »
Super gay, some of the best drunken times ive ever had were in that dingy shithole
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 02:17:43 AM »
This is a fucking joke.  :(

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 02:18:17 AM »
It really is sad news, but given the amount of crap the Castle was given, I can understand Wayne's decision. It was a thankless job, never made any money, and was selfless on his part. It's a real shame though, as Paula and the rest of the staff were real easy to work with, and I enjoyed the monthly shows I organised there.

Even just the past month, I've noticed the difference not having the Castle makes. There has been no where to go to just hang out with friends and listen to some music, without having to put up with the rest of the city.

First the Hyde Park, now the Castle. I honestly don't know where else new bands will be able to build up experience now. There isn't anothe venue which will take chance on new bands, and have a regular crowd.

For those that wanted it closed down, I hope you're happy. The rest of us aren't.

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 02:20:00 AM »
Bugger

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 02:24:38 AM »
One door closes, another opens.

Civic is back doing gigs.
Rosemount seems to be getting more metal gigs.
Rocket Room didnt exist for us two years ago.

NOBODY wanted it closed. People wanted it FIXED.




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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 02:36:10 AM »
Agreed.

Psychonaut has played 5,689 gigs there over the years and enjoyed 99% of them.



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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 02:40:52 AM »
I think i can guess what the 1% was  :eyebrows:
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 02:42:08 AM »
 :cunning: do tell

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 02:46:43 AM »
I know my band was always a big supporter of the Castle, we played around 20 gigs there, maybe more.

Wayne mate, thanks for the memories.    :clap:

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 02:47:14 AM »
WF losers finally genuinely ruin something and I wasn't involved.

Such a shame.
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 02:48:28 AM »
WF losers finally genuinely ruin something and I wasn't involved.
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 02:53:02 AM »
I give my flesh and blood freely to the Warchief. I am the instrument of my Warchief's desire. I am a weapon of my Warchief's command.

From this moment until the end of days I live and die - For the Horde!

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2010, 02:55:50 AM »
aaahh.. right.. THAT thing..

yeah well, that was fun too  :eyebrows:

I actually was referring to when I'd knocked over a nearly full bottle of wine that was behind my amp  :err:
« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 05:03:34 AM by EvilElvis »

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2010, 02:58:18 AM »
This is fucked.

Hyde park is to Hardcore as The Castle is to metal.

Someone put their money where their mouth is and take over the lease.

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2010, 02:58:53 AM »
My very first over 18's gig was at the Castle. I think the line up was Emerald City, Ardent or Motokade, The Touch and Trident Winter.

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2010, 03:04:07 AM »
This is fucked.

Hyde park is to Hardcore as The Castle is to metal.

Someone put their money where their mouth is and take over the lease.

Your looking for a new house aren't you?  ;D
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2010, 03:21:57 AM »
Someone should lease it as a studio  ;) / jam space/ video stage/ you get the point. hmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2010, 03:31:22 AM »
My very first over 18's gig was at the Castle. I think the line up was Emerald City, Ardent or Motokade, The Touch and Trident Winter.

yeah, my first over 18's gig was there as well...think i was 16 :P

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2010, 04:24:27 AM »
That sucks, i may have fallen through the floor there, but chaos played our very first show there on a Wednesday night.

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2010, 04:54:20 AM »
One door closes, another opens.

Civic is back doing gigs.
Rosemount seems to be getting more metal gigs.
Rocket Room didnt exist for us two years ago.

NOBODY wanted it closed. People wanted it FIXED.

+1

It's a damn shame, but let's not go placing guilt on the people who wanted something hygienic to wipe their hands on.
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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2010, 05:14:53 AM »
FUCK! This is a real shame, Threshold has had a fuckin kick ass time there every time we played! I realy will miss the place. But what the fuck is it going to get used for now? I remember reading somewhere on here that it wasnt getting much renovating done, just fixing up a few things, so in its current configuration, what the fuck else is it good for apart from live music?

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Re: A statement regarding The Castle
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2010, 05:15:58 AM »
One door closes, another opens.

Civic is back doing gigs.
Rosemount seems to be getting more metal gigs.
Rocket Room didnt exist for us two years ago.

NOBODY wanted it closed. People wanted it FIXED.

+1

It's a damn shame, but let's not go placing guilt on the people who wanted something hygienic to wipe their hands on.

the words hygiene and metal do not go together
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