Newly beloved Richmond live music venue Jimmy Hornet is asking for $18 subscriptions to their magazine The Hornet Press to help them stay alive.
The venue opened in 2020 and when they’ve been able to open, they’ve hosted live bands and musicians six nights a week, specialising in unique local acts in an intimate lounge setting.
They’re now on the brink of closure, but rather than ask for charity, they’re asking for $18 subscriptions to the music EDM they launched during lockdown: The Hornet Press.
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Covering a range of local musos, music news and nostalgic throwbacks entailing everything from The Birthday Party to Charlie Bedford to Isabella Blow, an $18 subscription gets you six issues sent to your inbox.
“Jimmy Hornet (Richmond 3121) was established in February 2020 and was only open for five weeks before the first lockdown. Given the venue was new, and small, we received very limited government funding or assistance,” the venue’s statement read.
“When able to trade, our Intimate Music Lounge hosted live music six nights a week, specialising in original, and unique content. We’ve hired literally hundreds of musicians over the last 23 months.
“Ready to dig our heels in, we started the year enthusiastically, but now find our events have been canceled due to illness and isolation, and ticket sales and patronage have all but dried up.
“Just one $18 subscription includes the current Issue #10, and our next five releases, sent directly to your inbox. Our previous copies are also available for a small sum
“Your subscription will keep the venue open, our staff employed, and musicians hired. Any additional income will be used to cover associated magazine costs and further development.”
Head here to find out more information.