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...and who have you seen play there?
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Seen amny great bands there, put on many great bands there. The Telescopes, Youngteam, The Electic Mainline, The Nova Saints, The Lost Rivers.
In fact we have a full weekend there in the last weekend of March (28th-30th). The Northern Star Weekender featuring 14 Iced Bears, THe Wolfhounds, White Noise Sound, Youngteam, 93MillionMilesFromTheSun and many more. Full line-up and tickets here: https://www.musicglue.com/northern-star/
Lambchop & Kurt Wagner
Trail of Dead
Sleep Party People
Eat Lights Become Lights
The Vivian Girls
Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
Loads more. (I'm old, I forget things).
I've seen far too many bands there to mention. I think I went there over 20 times last year alone. So far this year I went to the four night Fortuna Pop thing earlier this month. My next gig there is Joanna Gruesome/Speedy Ortiz in a few weeks.
Run by great people, good sound, decent sized stage for a band with lots of gear and generally just a really fun place to play.
Good size, sound is always pretty good (most of the time), low ceiling, sweaty atmosphere, great bar upstairs and the bands are right on top of the crowds.
Notable sleazys gigs for me:
Tapes n Tapes
There's plenty others but i've gone blank right now, i'll get back to you.
It is a boat and on entering it is a bit of a maze above sea (river) level, then you go down into the belly of the ship where the bands play. It even has a balcony. The toilets smell, there are pipes and grimy walls around the place but I find it is a perfect size generally. Being a boat on the harbour really is the key though. I have seen loads of bands here, some memorable ones:
Explosions In The Sky
Future Of The Left
Sun Kil Moon
Q And Not U
Christ that was good.
Sneaky Pete's. Seems to have had it's troubles but thankfully it seems to always pull through.
makes me find and re-read this thread in full http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4307078