Blog: ‘Hammer’s Take On The Last Astoria Show
Metal Hammer’s James Isaacs pops in to the last night of the Astoria and is less than impressed with the venue’s lack of rock and metal.
“Like mourners shuffling into a dear friend’s wake, ‘Hammer, along with Classic Rock, make the short walk for the last time from the Cro Bar to the condemned Astoria to witness it’s last night before demolition. Like buzzards circling a fresh carcass, the builders are already outside taking down scaffolding and looking for weak spots for the wrecking ball.”
“Inside is no less of a sad scene as the decades of heavy metal history contained within the Astoria’s structure is shunned in favour of wall to wall indie fops, acoustic singer songwriters and a distinct lack of respect to why this venue is so revered by the rock community. So with this in mind, we pay our respects, neck our beers and head off to find something to steal as a momento.”