Goodgod Small Club Says Goodbye
I don’t know about you, but I feel like a tiny shred of my heart fell apart when I read that this was occurring. One of Sydney’s best underground venues that has celebrated an innumerable amount of emerging local acts as well as emerging and established international acts, will be changing hands very soon.
Goodgod Small Club on Liverpool Street has been a home to all that is weird and wonderful in Sydney. Giving DJ’s the opportunity to spin that set they wouldn’t have otherwise thought of putting out, or giving punters the opportunity to see acts in a tight, intimate setting unlike any other in the city.
I would even go as far as saying Goodgod in itself is a cultural hub. It’s fostered the growth of many artists, collectives and local businesses down those dank little stairs.
Housing acts ranging from Little Dragon, 2manydjs, Mount Kimbie, Jamie XX, Jagwar Ma (their first ever live show too!), Major Lazer, Thom Yorke (DJ Set), Mac DeMarco and more, Goodgod‘s always been that place artists and punters just gravitate to. And not only that, it’s an A+ venue too.
Announced via their Facebook page today, the owners have noted that Goodgod as we know it, will be open for two more weeks before they “pack up shop and go walkabout”. They’ll be handing over to a brand new crew, who will run the place as an entirely new venue under the name Plan B Small Club.
The final night that will see Goodgod in action will be Saturday, December 12, but if you’ve got tix to gigs that run past this date, don’t stress, these shows will still take place at Plan B Small Club.
Beginning on Thursday, December 3, they’ll be saying goodbye over a series of nights.
Friday, December 4 will see Goodgod favs Black Vanilla, Gussy and more taking to the den.
Wednesday, December 9 is a special one, with a Goodgod Hall of Fame-esque evening occurring with band favourites, Twerps, Straight Arrows, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys and more heading down to commemorate this great venue.
Saturday, December 12 is Goodgod & Goodbye: The final Dance. This is a ticketed event, but if you want more info on who else is playing during these final weeks, check out the event here.
I’m getting a bit sad and reflective here, but hey, my favourite Sydney party will never be the same. I think what stood out the most for me about Goodgod, was how inclusive the culture there is. Everyone’s welcome, they’re always down for a good boogie and the vibes are never bad.
Whether you’re having a drink with mates, grabbing some of their delicious Belly Bao or dancing the night away, Goodgod was always that place that had something happening.
This may be goodbye, but it isn’t forever. Thanks for everything Goodgod, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
Words by Caitlin Medcalf