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Where is your favourite for smaller bands? And why?
Fill me with knowledge, DiS.
93 Feet East
Old Blue Last
Tommy Flynns (messy but fun)
Buffalo Bar: Womb-like, great sound, very red, easy to get to, good promoters
Windmill: Amazing ramshackle haven of mental amazingness. Dog running around, big garden, pretty good sound, just lovely atmosphere and Tim the promoter is a diamond.
Wilmington: Just good really...slightly lacking in atmosphere but decent P.A and next to a big sprawly pub
93 Feet East: Big...not amazing, but nice stage and good sound usually.
Old Blue Last: Say what you like about it and the crowd but it's fun and there's often people there and sounds ok.
12 Bar - got some character...really odd DIY balcony, not like playing anywhere else in The World
Tommy Flynns: Scummy woolly dirt but everyone gets smashed and it turns into some kind of semi-ceilidh type affair.
any more advice would be recommended
If I may hijack this thread for a moment, what is The Social like?
yep - small stage and really strange layout: Like a lot of corridors, but it's really well looked after, the sounds usually pretty good and it's a proper musiccy place where you feel like the crowd and promoters actually care about what's going on there. Veh central too.
but take away Old Blue Last and Tommy Flynn's
Wilmington Arms and Lexington are my faves to watch bands in
but tell me, is the food there any good?
also, 4.50 for a sierra nevada? jesus navas that hurts my wallet, but oh so delicious and i haven't found it elsewhere on tap.
the kitchen management fell out with the venue management or summink. a sad day for us all.
i think i've been to nearly every venue in london (obviously that's not quite true) and nothing beats the lexington.
out of interest, does anyone know why dingwalls suddenly has basically fuck all gigs booked? i mean there's some low-key stuff but they used to get a lot of big indie gigs there. it's a nice venue.
Oh, and Corsica Studios has a terrific atmosphere and sound as well.
yep, cafe oto for more low-key stuff
and also barden's - okay, it's reeaally hard to see the band unless you're smack in the middle but it's still fun
twelve bar and old blue last are ace too, good atmosphere and both quite unusual and small enough to feel busy even on a quiet night
is open late, has a free jukebox and gives the bands all or nearly all of the door money. only been there to watch my mates play but it's a lovely place.
in dalston, heard its quite interesting, any reports on it sound, size layout etc?