To quote Motorhead, you win some you lose some, it’s all the same to me. As Sydney received the news that it had lost yet another live music venue in Tone in Surry Hills, news has cropped up of another live music venue opening up down the road.  Music fans getting a bit long in the tooth will remember legendary performances from the Beastie Boys, The Lemonheads and Public Enemy at the legendary Kinselas on Bourke Street in Surry Hills.

After lying dusty and dormant for 15 years, Level 3 (where supposedly one M Hutchence seduced a certain K Minogue)  is transformed into The Standard a premier mid-sized all purpose performance art space.

To kick things off The Standard has announced Pajama Club featuring Neil and Sharon Finn in a one-off performance, at The Standard’s industry launch on Tuesday 13 September. The presser tells us that the Level 3, New York style warehouse space has been transformed to answer Sydney’s call for a live performance space with a twist, and it plans to host an eclectic mix of live music, theatre in the round, aerial performances, comedy, burlesque and art exhibitions.

The Standard will be located on the third floor above Kinselas at 383 Bourke Street Surry Hills.