Gyroscope drummer Rob Nassif is launching a new small-cap venue that he hopes will not only give young, up-and-coming bands a place to play, but will create a buzzing scene of fresh talent in the heart of Perth.
As The Music reports, in addition to serving as sticks man for Gyroscope, Nassif also owns and operates Hen House Rehearsal Studios and in his own words, knows “a thing or two about looking after bands and creating a cool environment”.
Hen House Live is set to open in September. The new venue will be able to fit 100 punters and will be situated in the newly remodelled, 400-capacity Badlands Bar in Northbridge, which has previously hosted Karnivool, King Gizzard, and more.
“Hopefully we can make Hen House Live and Badlands a real music hub here in Perth where bands can be playing shows and hang out late. We want to make that the centre of the Perth music community,” Nassif told The Music.
Nassif wants to foster the same sense of community at Hen House Live as he has at his studios, which have served as rehearsal space for bands like Tired Lion, who recently took on Glastonbury in the UK.
The news comes just weeks after the announcement of Stompbox, a new facility set to open in Osborne Park early next year, which will include a live music space, big air foam pit, a sport climbing area, a recording studio, and more.
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