Live Music in East London
Listening to CDs in the comfort of your own home even
if they’re concert recordings can’t really
compare to seeing the music being performed live - so
get out into east London and feel the noise!
For a venue with all the rock & roll hallmarks - dark,
dank and diddy, then On the Rocks [map] is the place.
Weekends are when this Shoreditch haunt comes to life
with plenty of gigs and clubbing. Rock chicks and metal
heads can also get their kicks at The Standard Music
Venue [map] in Walthamstow E17.
Also vying for a piece of the ‘trendy’ action
in Shoreditch is the newly opened Montunos [map].
Jazz is the order of the day in this 1930s speakeasy style
While the venue attracts the likes of the James Taylor
Quartet, and Jool’s Holland, Tuesday
is open mike night where you can unleash your inner voice
at this moody, laid-back hangout. Meanwhile, across town
the East Side Jazz Club convenes every Tuesday
to honour the music form at Leytonstone’s Lord
Rookwood pub [map].
Hackney’s live music venue offering comes in
the form of the London’s only large-scale independent
music hall – Ocean [map]. Located opposite
Hackney Town Hall you’ll find this a state-of-the-art
and dynamic venue which allows you to visually and acoustically
make the most of the diverse range of musical attractions.
Brick Lane’s 93 Feet East [map] has all the contemporary chic of a trendy wine bar but
it is also becoming renowned for its live music programme
which has included the likes of The Thrills.
Despite its slanted dance floor The Pleasure Unit [map],
opposite Nandos in Bethnal Green plays host to several
live music showcases interspersed with the odd weekend
club night. While Spitz in Spitalfields E1 also
hosts its share of live music nights when not disguised
as a dance music venue.
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