This Sunday evening Antiskeptic and Horsell Common both re-unite to play The Arthouse one last time, joining them from Adelaide will be Mere Theory. The show is already sold out, and should be a big one. We caught up with Nick, drummer of Antiskeptic to answer our Arthouse Last Drinks questions. Click below to expand this post and take a read.Antiskeptic - Dancing On The Inside
I am: Nick Coppin
I play drums in Antiskeptic
We’re reuniting to play one last time at The Arthouse on April 10th with our good pals Horsell Common.
Cast your mind back, and tell us about the first time you played the Arthouse?
Wow, it’d be going back over 10 years to probably the year 2000. I have a feeling we were supporting either Addiction 64 or Commissioner Gordon who were big ska bands in the Melbourne scene at the time. The Arty was one of the first legit ‘Melbourne Pub’ venues we ever played and I remember we were so stoked to get to play there!
If you could grab one piece of Arthouse memorabilia at the final show, what would you grab and why?
I was in the Arthouse the other week and there’s heaps of live photo shots of bands that have played there. I spied this sweet shot of a friend of ours Dan Jones singing in his band ‘God So Loved The World’. It’s just a great photo where he’s totally in the moment…I might have to pull that one down when no one’s looking!
Favourite memory of the venue from the stage?
I have a fond memory of performing at the Arty when Antiskeptic had to do a warm up show as we were trialing a new bass player. We didn’t want to perform under our own name so we thought of something as ridiculous as we could – ‘Children of the Beast’. It was on like a Wednesday night but we had a few metal heads turn up who were probably expecting some Black Speed Grindcore band…I think they actually wanted to kill us when they saw us get up and play!
Favourite memory of the venue as a punter?
I remember seeing this great band called Heartfelt Self play a show at the Arthouse and it was such a great vibe. Being such a cool, small venue – when a great band plays, you truly feel like you’re witnessing something special. I also remember watching Gyroscope play when they had just signed their record deal…hardly anyone in the room, but you knew they were destined for big things!
What was it about The Arthouse that has made it stand out from other venues over all these years?
The Arthouse just had character that most places can’t get. It was a true rock n roll venue that will be sadly missed in the Melbourne Music scene.
Got anything special up your sleeves for your final time on the Arty stage?
Well, we’re re-uniting especially to say goodbye to The Arthouse. We haven’t played together in more than 2 and a half years, so it’s going to be a really special show for us…we may even bust out a new song too!
Any last words you want to say about the venue?
Here’s Cheers to The Arthouse! Thanks so much for all the good times and memories you created for the Melbourne music scene. You will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. R.I.P
Find out more about Antiskeptic [Here]
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To re-cap all the details of the final shows, head to The Arthouse website [Here]