Sadly the Rainbow hotel in fitzroy which is a Melbourne music institution which was built in 1872 is closing at the end of November, falling prey to developers who are putting up more apartments.
Many a sunday night I have spent at this pub enjoying the sounds of soul funk band Grand Wazoo, sipping on an Ale and indulging in a sasauge sizzle in the beer garden.
Many a band has played there over the years with lots of memorabilia ligning the walls.
I went there tonight to see the Cd release of Grand Wazoo’s lastest live album which was recorded at the rainbow in June and also to see the guest appearance of Jeff Duff, yes guys you all remember Jeff Duff from the band Kush and the heady days of countdown. What a fantastic night was had, if I had better footwear on and not my high heeled boots I would have followed the band and Jeff to their 1am gig at the Espy.
Sad to see some of thes icons of Melbourne dissapear and aparments, pokie venues replace them.