The Civic Hotel’s Band Room Has Been Revived As New Live Music Joint, The Milk Bar

byTroy Mutton
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Header image: Sly Withers by Mitch Love.

One of the hardest hit industries in 2020 would have to be the music industry, so when we hear news of a new rock’n’roll bar opening up in Perth – we celebrate!

Inglewood haunt The Civic Hotel has announced a revival of their iconic band room, called Milk Bar.

It’s getting a little makeover to transform back into the 1970s Aussie rock-style venue it was once known and loved as, with a soft opening due on October 2.

For now, the venue will be playing host to an exciting lineup of local talent, with a view to book nationals and internationals once they’re allowed to start touring again.

National hospo group Australian Venue Co took over The Civic in 2019, and have been steadily injecting some life back into since then.

They’ve teamed up with local booking crew Bespoke Touring to begin curating a quality lineup of artists to grace the new stage, enhance the space, consult on the re-brand and manage programming to ensure the rock era style is upheld.

“The Civic Hotel has always had a well known band room, but over the years, it has lost some of its spark,” said Australia Venue Co. State Manager Joe Baily.

“The Milk Bar rebrand will be a breath of fresh air and will bring it back to the forefront of people’s minds as we ready ourselves to be one of the best live music venues in Perth.”

So far they’ve announced Sly Withers to play the soft opening weekend on October 2 and 3, before the likes of The Kill Devil Hills and Gyroscope in weeks to follow.

Check out all upcoming events via their FACEBOOK PAGE.