London's Borderline club/venue to close

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, May 13, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Another one bites the dust. I played there quite a few times in the past too.

     
  2. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    sad.
    i don't know how many times i've played there over the last 15 or so years....
    also the venue has a special place in my heart for sad reasons. i was there when Mick Farren passed away on stage :(:(
     
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  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I used to go to a lot of shows there (including a Debbie Harry solo gig back in the late 80s).

    I haven't been for a good few years though. The venue fell off my radar.

    I saw Tim Rose there, shortly before he died. It was an excellent gig.

    Sparklehorse played a great show there too.
     
  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    They started putting Dnb nights on there recently (soul in motion)... Thought that sounded a bit desperate....


    Sad news and part of the cultural destruction of this corner (centre) of London...rip Astoria, milk bar, velvet rooms, 12 bar club, marquee, limelight, the end etc etc
     
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  5. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    really can't see that working at the Borderline. guitars all the way in all their guises.
     
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I saw Spinal Tap auditioning for a drummer there once :)
     
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  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Loved the Astoria. Loved the 12 Bar.
     
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's not much of interest in the West End for me now.
     
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  9. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    none at all for me. absolutely no reason to go there. shame.
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Astoria is the one that makes me physically wince, and know that's true for others.
    Still, CROSSRAIL
     
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  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Fuck Crossrail
     
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  12. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow

    Can't Amy Lamé do anything to save this venue?
     
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    She can't work miracles when hefty rent rises are introduced.
     
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  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Can she point to having done anything about anything?
    This whole nighttime czar bit suggests she has some czar like power against rampant central london capitalism.
     
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  15. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Same here, it's a great venue - nice size and I'd have thought it'd be cleaning up as one of the few venues left in that corner of London. I couldn't see it working as much else other than a music venue as it's mainly underground.

    Is it just that the whole live music and boozing scene is dying down a bit?
     
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  16. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    :(
    Came up to London for the night to see a band I liked back in the 90's, seemed a great little place.
     

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