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Venue recommendations for an album launch in London please!
June 29, 2012 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Would very much appreciate recommendations for a venue to launch an album in London!

We're a fairly melancholy Scottish alternative rock outfit, with cello, keyboard, clarinet.

A 200 ish capacity venue, with a decent sized stage to fit at least six musicians would be ideal. Good sound fairly important.

I promise to buy a few pints at the launch for anyone who suggests the right venue!
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Lexington, in Islington? Or the Windmill, in Brixton?
posted by shiny shoes at 1:40 PM on June 29, 2012


The Horse Hospital.
posted by Dr.Pill at 4:13 PM on June 29, 2012


The Windmill is good (and it's my local). The stage isn't huge but I've seen acts with six or seven members play there. It's a dive, but they take their music very seriously - every gig, you'll see the sound man walk away from his desk to stand in the crowd to check the sound, even if its a support band and the place is nearly empty. Also, they have a dog. On the roof. He is called Roof Dog and has hundreds of fans on Facebook, with whom he discusses his love of Mario Balotelli.

Lexington is also a good venue.

If you want somewhere in East London, I've enjoyed shows at the Macbeth and Zigfrid von Underbelly recently.

Let me know if you play at the Windmill and I'll come down.
posted by Infinite Jest at 4:53 AM on July 2, 2012


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