In a Facebook Live Interview, Nina Las Vegas gets fired up as she discusses the negative impacts of Sydney's lockout laws on music culture. Not only does she point out all of the detrimental ramifications for artists and concert-goers but entire communities and local economies. She goes as far to say "you actually can’t make a living off music anymore." The problem has never been the live music scene, she says, the problem that needs to be addressed is "toxic masculinity and alcohol reliance." See her full response and comments in the GQ article by Natasha Gillezeau.
Nina Las Vegas speaks out in passionate opposition to Sydney's lockout laws.
Famously, as in, literally people in England and Canada know about this levels of famously, Premier Mike Baird and his state government introduced 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks laws across the new Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct at the start of 2014.
Many have been highly critical of this arguably poorly thought out "tough on crime" style policy. Matt Barrie penned a viral LinkedIn essay complete with graphs and stats explaining exactly why and how he thinks the lockout laws are so shit. The authoritative voice on all things dance music Stoney Roads have spoken against the laws, pointing to the demoralising impact on Sydney's culture. CEO of Merivale Group Justin Hemmes has said Sydney is in danger of regulating itself "into oblivion"...
... Read the full article by Natasha Gillezeau at gq.com.au.