Tag: Brixton Academy

  • The xx: Live at Brixton Academy

    The xx: Live at Brixton Academy

    The xx have played a series of gigs at Brixton Academy this week which they have called “Night + Day”.  As South Londoners themselves this is something of a homecoming, and Brixton is abuzz with a celebration of The xx: aftershow parties, different warm up bands every night and so on, all organised by the […]

  • Think It’s Easy Running Brixton Academy? Think Again…

    Think It’s Easy Running Brixton Academy? Think Again…

    Simon Parkes’ hilarious and revealing story of The Brixton Academy tells you all you need to know about why running a music venue is not for the faint-hearted. From an opening story involving booking a band to play the Academy using a coke dealer as a secret weapon, to being the subject of tear gas […]

  • London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    Let me set the scene: 1987. As yuppies carrying brick-sized mobile phones drank Champagne, wearing garish pin-striped suits and highlights in their hair, London enjoyed the benefits of a booming economy as well as its unfortunate side effects. These included a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, and the ghastly sight of yuppies wearing […]

  • The Horrors! The Horrors! Southend’s Chinnerys shakes to secret JD Roots homecoming gig by The Horrors.

    The Horrors! The Horrors! Southend’s Chinnerys shakes to secret JD Roots homecoming gig by The Horrors.

    Seeing The Horrors play live at their home town of Southend was a special moment. Chris Martin’s campaign against tinnitus had a setback last night as Southend on Sea got to welcome home The Horrors at a special gig at tiny local venue / sweat pit Chinnerys prior to the band’s UK tour later this […]