You know that precious moment when you come across a hidden gem within the nightlife scene? You know the type of bar it is – a place that instantly hits you with a wave of nostalgia, a sense of ease and the desire to kick back with a lil’ bit of liquor and appreciate some live music. There’s no greater feeling.
LazyBones, nestled in the heart of the Inner West, is truly one of those gems. Owner Craig Pietersen brings his Melbourne flare to Sydney, having previously owned a number of bars around Fitzroy.
PEDESTRIAN.TV‘s own Matt Hopkins recently paid a visit to Craig and the pair discussed all things LazyBones and Sydney live music over a Jack Daniel’s on the rocks.
It’s no secret that conversations surrounding the current political climate and Sydney’s live music scene have been ever-growing and, at times, concerning. After all, live music has a rich and multificated place in Sydney’s history, a place that is now being tested by new laws being implemented.
When mentioning one of his favourite nights at LazyBones, Craig chimes in:
“I went on stage and spoke about how difficult it is for you to run a live venue in Sydney. You have all these bureaucrats and politicians that claim they’re supporting live music but they’re not getting down to the… energy required for you to achieve it, and you don’t get that support…”
On a lighter note, I think it’s pretty important to mention that this story also involves nudity. Did I mention Craig’s love for nudity? Check out the bare-all conversation below.
Next time you find yourself in Marrickville head on over to LazyBones, the perfect place for some Jack Daniel’s sippin’. Let the good times roll. Cheers to that, fellow whisky-loving compadres.