The Standard to re-open in Sydney

Sydney’s live music scene has taken a hit this year with the closure of venues like The Forum, The Excelsior, The Raval and most recently, Tone being forced to shut its doors due to financial strains, but after a wave of closures, here’s some good news Sydney’s live music scene.

Next month the third floor of Kinselas Bar in Taylor’s Square, which once upon a time hosted huge names including the Beastie Boys, The Lemonheads and Public Enemy, will reopen as The Standard

The Standard will apparently host “an eclectic mix of live music, theatre in the round, aerial performances, comedy, burlesque and art exhibitions” and will be launched with a series of live shows featuring Neil Finn’s Pajama Club, Bluejuice and Custard’s first gig in Sydney since 1999.

The Standard launch gigs:

Tuesday 13 September – Pajama Club (industry launch – win tickets)

Thursday 15th September – Bluejuice (official public launch)

Saturday 17 September – Official Changing Lanes After-Party

Friday 23rd September – Custard