Music venues (and music)
So what are some music venues you’ve been to in Hackney? Where have you caught an impromptu jazz session, seen a band perform, or caught a DJ set? What are your favourites? Who have you seen?I’ve been to Cargo on Rivington Street in Shoreditch a few times, most recently to see Best Coast perform and soon to see Toro y Moi. It’s all right. Drinks are pretty pricey, though, with a mixed drink being £7.50. You get a double shot, but still.Also in Shoreditch, I’ve been to Three Blind Mice to catch some good DJ sets. My friend and some of his friends play there periodically really nice tunes out of the ska, calypso, dubstep and reggae genres. Mostly old, classic stuff. It’s good, and I’m not really one who considers myself very much into reggae.Then there’s The Haggerston on Kingsland Road. On Sundays they have jazz night, where there’s a DJ playing jazz music along with live acts. It’s been good. A friend of mine refers to it as The Boy Supermarket, because of the packs of men that seem to populate the club. That may be of interest to some of you.What else?