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places to see good unsigned bands?

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by karkus30, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. karkus30

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    I was wondering if anybody knows of a list of places (pubs,clubs, halls etc) that regularly promote good unsigned bands and have a reputation for picking out a few commercial winners. Its great to go and watch a live gig, in a small venue and catch new and interesting types of music..................and drink loads of beer of course:)
     
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    Bit far away from you..,but down in Brighton there are a couple of pub/clubs(Concorde 2,Pressure Point) that a regular stream of new and established bands.Portsmouth has a venue called the Wedgewood Rooms,which also has some excellent bands,nice small intimate place.I think a they have websites aswell.
     
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    Thanks for the imfo, I would like to compile some sort of list of places. There are several websites dedicated to unsigned bands, but not venues.
     
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    The Limelight in Crewe.
    The Witchwood in Ashton-Under-Lyne.
     
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    Manchester:p
     
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    there r some good places in camden nr the stn
     
  7. karkus30

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    Can you give more exact details of the club names, telephone numbers, websites etc ? The more the merrier.
     
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    Moles Club in bath, used to have some good unsigned bands on occasions. I suppose they still do as they are still in business.

    I haven't been there in many a year, as the name suggests its a bit dark and dinghy, but good accoustics.

    Tears for Fears started off here, i'm not sure if thats a good recommendation or not:D
     
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    Good as any, actually have The Hurting kicking around somewhere
     
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    You've got some travelling to do Karkus. At least no-one has suggested Penzance yet.
     
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    Now you mention Penzance there are a few grimy pubs where you can catch the local musical talent as far as I can remember. I'll get in touch with some mates and get the details if you really want to make a trip out of England and into Cornwall :D

    Here's a snippet from www.xfm.co.uk, they often have loads of gigs scattered around London (though this one is in Cambridge) for unsigned bands. Either check out their website, or listen to the station on Sky Digital or over the web (or if you live in Lodon then you can use conventional radio!)
    Title: 5 FOR A FIVER
    Venue: The Junction
    Address: Clifton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7GX
    Phone: 01223 511 511
    Date: Thursday 30th January 2003
    Time: 7pm
    Price: £5
    Description: Five bands for £5 With Right Turn Clyde, Loophole, Kartel, Amara & Trip Hazard

    Will keep my eyes :eek: open.................

    Sorry, just noticed you're in Darlington, doubt whether London gigs are much use to you. Anything I spot in your direction I'll post here.
     
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    Penzance, isnt that a place where coral first started eh Gambit ;)
    Would I have Grockle status?

    Looks like we are starting to get some good stuff now. I do get down to London occasionaly, streets are paved with gold, scoop it up to pay for Kens bright idea.
     
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    Karkus, another 'darlo' resident eh. I travel through to Sunderland a fair bit. Loads of venues etc,try this link
    http://riffs.8m.com/listings.html

    Ever seen The Sundevils...AWESOME. Thinking about popping to the Railway tavern sometime, noticed they have bands on and the devils would go down a storm. Frontman is a guy called Baz Warne, (stranglers guitarist) .Do allsorts of stuff, Neil Young, ac/dc, The tubes, classic cover of 'Blowin free', Ted Hunter is in the band, used to play in 'Fist'......well worth seeing , check out
    www.bazwarne.com for dates.

    Speaking of stranglers, Hugh Cornwell is at the arts centre end of February.:clap: :lesson:
     
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    Phil, just what I was looking for, brilliant................"are you Local" in a League of Gentlemen accent.
     
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    Yes, I'm local.....where do you go gigging in Darlo then, not a lot of choice is thers :(
     
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    havent bothered in years...thats why I started this thread.....I want to get back to grass roots again. There used to be loads of places to see bands.....Bowes wine cellar....turks and Rock night at BJs (no porno connotations). But its very poor now, not suprised you go up to macam land.....supposed to be a good scene up there.

    Just read a book about a promoter from the area.....I was amazed to read of the bands that played to a 800 seat audience....Zep ....twice...imagine that:eek:
     
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    Used to go down the Bowes regular, specially on sunday nights. Never been to quaker, supposed to have decent bands/artists there. Never tried the railway tavern as yet........not too sure. Was gonna go to Berwick tonight to see Baz Warne, good guitarist, does a fair bit of acoustic gigs, will try and fix one up in the darlington area maybe, but where. Ever been to the foresters, seen a couple of bands there mostly sunday nights, not too bad.
     

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