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the winchester/southampton area on dis?
just wondering what your thoughts are on the scenes in both cities?
5 years ago.
so cannot remember.
(whilst living in Andover) and regularly go to gigs there as I still have a number of friends in the town.
I also frequent Southampton for gigs being as I'm just along the coast in Bournemouth.
The Railway and The Joiners are two of my favourite venues. Winchester probably isn't as good as it was a few years back, but, Southampton is picking up nicely.
There used to be a fair number of house shows there which seem to have tailed off as late, there's a hardcore punk all dayer there this Sunday (if that's your thing) and The Brook are booking bigger and better bands too.
Southampton continues to punch well above it's weight in respect to securing gigs by touring bands.
my drummer when i was at school left to go there, and he had so much more fun
I missed out on Alexa Chung by a year though regrettably!
im a student at the uni in winchester and i think the scene has become really bland and theres just nothing interesting i mean theres only so many white people trying to rap and depressing post hardcore bands i can take...and that not including those kids with ultra cool communter parents so all they know is shit 90's brit pop.
totally agree with southampton tho...a city with so much going on and so much potential!
PS: What scenes?
Joiners is probably my favourite venue ever.
But yeah... it's "home"
I've had many a happy night in there!
We just met and you are already trying to enjoy a night in my ass.
On a scale of 1 to 10, you get a lousy 14.
Haven't been there for years. Dang.
if there is, I'm not part of it.
The Joiners is really good, as is the railway, but it's increasingly rare that there's anything worth seeing.
there aren't really many good local bands, especially in winchester.
Southampton is a really good city to go to uni in though.
Sotones. they put on a few nights too
it's a shithole. I spend most of my time getting mugged here, but I like Joiners which must be in the roughest part (St. Marys). Southampton Guildhall is shit!
I like Winchester though, much classier. I like it there.
a few years ago.
It's not as bad as it used to be though!
I got mugged three times in one week last summer!
hookers outside the joiners. truestory.
15? Abandon thread!
but full of the ignorant half of the scenester world (the ones who are so far up their own bum they actually don't know how to make their own judgements on music any more)
the rest of the place is pretty sucky and full of violent drunks.
I like to think the music scene left when Parcel Force and I'm Widely Spread went off to university.
bad band names.
you're out of the gang.
absolutely loved it. There was always a good scene at The Railway. Plus you can hop on a train to Soton, Portsmouth or Bournemouth to see bands easily.