Jack Rabbit Slims has become one of the most respected and vibrant venues on the struggling Perth music scene in the last year, so when local DJ Timbee found a note left by a resident nearby by calling for the local government to reduce noise coming from the venue he wasn’t having a bar of it.
Timbee noticed the memo, left on a nearby notice board – which encouraged other residents to “put in noise complaints for Jack Rabbit Slims (nightclub) for their excessive noise during the weekdays.”
He then posted a photo of the note in question to Facebook; holding absolutely no bars and taking the the anonymous note-writer to town for seeking “to actively destroy a community” of musicians which was there long before they decided to move nearby.”
“Do you know what grinds my gears like almost nothing else? People who move into a nightclub district and then seek to start active campaigns against the venues around them,” says Timbee. “Northbridge has seen the closure of a number of venues as residential rate payers out number the voting power of venues more than 10 fold. They seek to actively target and destroy a community which was there long before these whinging yuppies took up residence in a completely inappropriate location.
“You relinquished your right to complain about noise when you sought out a lease next to a famous nightspot,” he continues. “Unless you are a special sort of moronic ninny, I have to assume that you were aware that your property backed onto a bar or nightclub and it didn’t just appear one day as you were watching channel-7’s Sunrise while eating your almond-milk paleo gluten free porridge.”
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