So, the long-awaited tragedy is finally happening. People have been talking about this for years, but it’s finally here. The Astoria is set to close. I find this pretty depressing – I went to my first big gig there (Foo Fighters 1995), thousands of others in the meantime, and have played there a whole bunch of times too. It’ll be sad to see it go, and all for a fucking railway track.
The silver lining to this cloud is that some people have organized a last show there, and yours truly is playing a (solo) set. The details:
14th January 6pm-late – FAREWELL THE ASTORIA
Line-up includes: Me, The Automatic, GetCapeWearCapeFly, The King Blues, VV Brown, with more TBC. Doors at 6pm, ‘a38 in advance or ‘a310 on the door, all proceeds go to Jail Guitar Doors / Love Music Hate Racism. Tickets can be bought here.
Also, if you live in Brighton and can count to ten, you might want to consider this, and then ask yourself what you, and indeed I, might be doing this Sunday 11th?