A HOE-DOWN IN BRISBANE TOWN
One half of the Swillhouse Group, Jason Scott (Shady Pines Saloon et al) is partnering with Jamie Webb (Cabiria, Peasant) in a new saloon-style music hall in Brisbane. “It’s called Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall,” said Webb. “We are a country music hall with free music and a democratic door policy.”
“We’re on Caxton street in a heritage listed building started by the Labor party a long time ago,” said Webb. The site previously housed The Velvet Cigar — a gentleman’s club and rumoured illegal brothel, a link that the new bar will draw upon. “It’s themed like Deadwood meets Carnivale in a Louisiana brothel.”
They expect the bar to be open from mid to late May.