Friday, October 21, 2005


The Carling Brixton Academy. What does that say to you?

To me:

Carling - very shitty British beer pretending to be Carlsberg and now sponsoring music including London Underground buskars. I'm sure they appreciate that especially as a Carling fuelled idiot kicks over there guitar case full of change.

Brixton - scuzziness. Sorry, there is no two ways about it. Brixton deserves its gritty reputation. I've been offered weed, seen the deals go down, drank in horrid pubs full of chancers and thieves, stood in the bus stops with loons and alchies.

Academy - without the Brixton I might be expecting some ornate, Baroque even jewel box of a concert hall. Brixton Academy, though, means a big barn of a place with sticky carpet, disgusting bogs and a shit sound system. Yep, it's London concert going at its not very best.

Last night, your blogger took the No. 432 bus to 'Ston to see The Coral. I ask you. What was that hype all about. Ooh, look a psych-rock band. Ravens and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I did not enjoy The Coral. It's mediocre pastiche music. It's last year's thing. It was just boring - the same "quirky" song over and over again.

Those nice people at Ticketweb also sent me this.

The goth legends are back with their first performance at Carling Academy Brixton since 1998!! Bauhaus broke up in 1983, yet fifteen years later their back catalogue sells better than ever, their style still contemporary, and the live shows are now legendary. Don't miss The Near the Atmosphere Tour which is reaching Carling Academy Brixton on 3rd February 2006.

In case you want to go, here's a link. Ticketweb

Rather than suffering the Carling Brixton Academy and possibly 90 minutes of dull music, I'm kinda thinking a night in front of the TV might be more up my street.

:: Posted by pete @ 20:54