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Can you (usually) walk up and get into these? I'm just down the road and might go to the Tunng show tonight.
I wandered into the Big Deal one a few weeks ago just as they started playing. I swear these things never get much promo
Cheers - that's what I hoped. I went down there one night without realising that Everything Everything were playing and the queue was enormous.
depends on the band. Some bands ( Mumford, Queens of the Stone Age, Beady Eye) you'll need to buy the album before. Some, like Big Deal, turn up on the day
I live nearby and have been to nigh on a couple of hundred instores. Out of those I reckon maybe 10 were "album purchase necessary": Hot Chip, These New Puritans, Fuck Buttons, Jarvis Cocker were on that level. Missed out on Marianne Faithful and Fanfarlo due to turning up at kick off time and it being 'sold out'. By contrast, Edwyn Collins and Billy Bragg weren't as busy as I'd expected.
If you're going to be around the area during the 6-7pm period as well though, to make sure you might want to pop in and just ask for a wristband as they give out whatever's left from an hour before.
Cheers - I'll pop in first then.
at 6pm then go back for the show at 7pm, should be no problem at all.