Wednesday 2 March 2011

A Week of Curtain Calls @ The Luminaire...

It was with great sadness that local London venue The Luminaire (and its brilliantly dingy pub counterpart The Kings Head) closed up shop New Years Eve 2010. The lovely folks that kept such an institution going arent leaving without an appropriate knees up however, and are banding together with close friends to have a bit of a Wake Week, covering all the bases of what was an eclectic venue - all genres were welcome! - but one that was much loved.

Starting tonight with promoters Fence Collective, who have a night with the likes of Pictish Trail, King Creosote and Alexis from Hit Chip gracing the stage. This one is sold out folks - you will do well to find tickets there.

Friday sees Brighton-via-London-via-Norfolk's Mariner's Children head up a night of folk rock, for six squid.

Saturday is one that us Sonic Masala-ers are most excited about, as fave promoters Upset The Rhythm do an entire day (well, from 5pm) of likable pop-punk-garage-whatever. Zounds, Cold Pumas, The Sticks, Way Through, The Lowest Form, Warm Brains and Left Leg will be filling the house. All this for a steal at four quid too! Go on, you know you want to...

Sunday sees Transgressive Records put on two separate shows - Luminaire mainstays Dry The River play with Monument Valley (and is a first come, first served basis show, only 2 quid, with the fare a donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust) - and its a 14+ show, starting at 1pm, cleaning out by 5. This is then followed by (sadly sold out) Johnny Flynn/Sweet Baboo/Marques Tolliver show.

And to close it all out, Club AC30 takes over, bringing with them Piano Magic, SM favourites Ringo Deathstarr, SPC ECO and Club AC30 DJs.

Then thats all she wrote, boys and girls! Now dry those tears, get shitfaced and reminisce about the good times - you've got a week to get it all out of your system!

The Luminaire 2005-2010 RIP

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