FINALLY, A NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC IN LONDON THAT DOESN’T SUCK
“The night isn’t about media coverage (soz), buzz-band bookings, or making money. It’s about an extended musical family, made up of audience and musicians, finding the best way to spend their Saturday night in a city that, in some parts, is increasingly becoming over-priced, faceless, and lacking in personality.
This sort of venue, the polar opposite to sanitised, is important. It allows complete immersion. All the supposed freedom of social-media savvy and post-internet mystique has created bands that tend to hide away in the green-room, afraid of revealing too much. On-stage they stand looking bored, moody, and above playing to a concreted-still crowd who act like they’re above having fun.”