M+N Presents The Annandale’s 10th Birthday
News posted Friday, April 30 2010 at 11:00 AM.
Related: Annandale, Dallas Crane, Presents.
It’s been a decade since the Rule brothers – Matt and Dan – replaced pokies with live music at The Annandale. And to celebrate, the Sydney institution will play host to 10 birthday shows over two weeks.
The celebrations kick off on June 24 with Dallas Crane, who are returning to the live circuit after a lengthy hiatus. Aside from a performance at a benefit gig in Melbourne earlier this week, the band last performed at the 2008 Grand Prix with The Who. But as frontman Dave Larkin told us in an interview last year, rumours of their demise were wide of the mark: “We just decided, for health reasons and everything, to step back, [and] look at the painting from afar.”
In other news, Regurgitator have just been confirmed for July 3, while hip-hop label Elefant Traks are putting together a bill for June 26. More acts will be announced on M+N over the coming weeks. Tickets on sale here.
Opening its doors in the 1930s, The Annandale began hosting live gigs under the direction of publican Chris Morris in the 1980s, but succumbed to Sydney’s pokies rash in the ’90s. It’s since been resurrected under the custodianship of the Rules, who took over its licence in 2000 (hence the 10th birthday celebrations).