Achtung, Cambridge folk! You know The Loft? Above The Graduate? The venue that recently closed?
Well, it’s going to reopen soon in the form of a brand new Barfly, which will go by the confusion-dispelling name of Barfly at The Graduate. How exciting.
I’m aware that the inevitable buzzing of rumour could mean that this information is already in your possession, which might make you feel like this article is a bit redundant and a waste of your valuable procrastination time. So how about if I tell you a bit more about it, so you feel a tad more fulfilled by the whole News Item Reading Experience? Does that sound good? It does? Right then:
Barfly’re going to be expanding the venue and installing a DJ booth downstairs, so that you can listen to Groovy Sounds right up till the newly-extended closing time of 12pm. This will also allow the launch of Pub Goo, which will basically be a club in a pub (Club in a pub! I like that sentence!) taking place on the first Friday of every month with pub prices, bands, projected images and encouragement of disco dancing.
The age limit will be 15+, which does mean they’ll have to be fairly strict with ID, but also means that the situation where if you’re under-18 you can’t get into small gigs in Cambridge will be somewhat improved. Which is nice.
Oh – and the official opening date is the Bearsuit gig on September 10th. If you can’t make that one, check out myspace.com/cambridgegraduate for full listings and general extra info.