Anti-lockouts advocates Keep Sydney Open have launched a new initiative to illustrate the negative impact the laws will have on future generations of the city's music scene.
The group has installed plaques at former central Sydney night spots that show some of the city's most respected artists which honed their crafts at venues that have shut down or changed hands since the 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks rule were introduced in February 2014.
There are plaques for The Presets and RUFUS outside the old Club 77, Nina Las Vegas and Sneaky Sound System outside the fallen Hugos, Anna Lunoe outside Phoenix, Flume at Goodgod Small Club and Hayden James and Bag Raiders outside 34B Stereo. Alison Wonderland's appears at the site of Q Bar.
"Without spaces to play and create in, we can't nurture the future stars of tomorrow," Keep Sydney Open wrote about the project on Facebook.
The group's next rally against the lockouts is scheduled for next Sunday October 9.
If it wasn't for years of DJing and discovering new music in Sydney clubs like 34B with mate's @alisonwonderland @ninalasvegas @rufussounds @annalunoe @cassian88 @yolandabecooler @flightfac @donjoyride to name a few, we wouldn't be in the position we are in today as artists. I count myself so lucky to be able to make music for a living and it has a whole lot to do with the Sydney music scene I was brought up in. It's sad that so many aspiring Sydney musicians/DJs don't have the same opportunities we had. LOCKOUTS ARE NOT THE ANSWER! #keepsydneyopen