DIP IT IN DEPTFORD


The team behind the Deptford Army are launching a new party vibe night at The Bunker Club on Deptford Broadway playing you 80's, 90's and early 00's party hits music, pop remixes, old times hip hop/ DnB and indie n garage!

The drinking will start in Little Nan's from 5pm and continues in The Bunker Club 11pm - 3am (£3 Entry), with doubles and all bottles at £2.50!!!   DJ'S: GEAROID HAYES (Deptford Army) Clarissa Decksplains It All (Catholic Girls) VINYL PITCHIE (Deptford Army)

12 comments:

Stef_W said...

With the prevalence of retro nights, its New Cross Deptford in danger (if you view it as such) of becoming Hipsturbia 
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/fashion/creating-hipsturbia-in-the-suburbs-of-new-york.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 and 

Mk said...

 I kind of agree. I think it started when the Amersham Arms was sold by the group that runs the Lock Tavern - we lost an outlet for really interesting music - and we have since gone on to lose Nail The Cross to Dalston.

I remember Actress played a one-off night at the nightclub opposite Goldsmiths about 6 months ago, but that's the only thing of note we've had in ages.

It's a shame, because New Cross & Deptford both have a storied musical history, and there's no reason why we couldn't get the type of bands that regularly play up in Dalston/Stoke Newington week in, week out.

Stef_W said...

I missed Actress in New Cross? FML I guess we get the scene we deserve! But agree that without Amersham leading other things fill the gap

Mk said...

I guess, but given the kind of captive audience we have around here, it seems crazy that this part of London doesn't have a better music scene. I mean, how many Goldsmiths students end up going out around East London for gigs/club nights because of the dearth of stuff on their doorstep? And it's not like we don't have venues around here either...

Ding said...

The Amersham used to totally boss music in SE london...I remember seeing Wiley + Roll Deep, Plastician, Nathan Fake + James Holden, Shackleton & Appleblim etc etc. Since then New Cross has floundered whilst peckham has very much flourished. Not sure why - there's still plenty of students about!

guest said...

Brockley is nestled nicely in between the two - Peckham and new cross / deptford areas ... hopefully we'll get the best of both

Stef_W said...

I agree, was just mocking my inability to keep up...not too sure about the venues though.  There are places but perhaps they are comfy with the music they offer? Agree that if you get the overground from new x or brockley of a weekend its just people trekking to East London

Slavejim said...

I miss the scary but fun Paradise Bar.

Mk said...

Wow, did all those DJs play at the Amersham?

@Stef - perhaps the venues are a bit too comfortable, but if we had just one Cafe Oto/Shacklewell Arms/Birthdays/Waiting Room it could really open things up around here. And I can't see why a venue-in-waiting wouldn't want it, given the potential to really draw some crowds.

Stef_W said...

@244c5983f2da728574b379ccbd2fe0cc:disqus   yup Amersham used to boss it - i saw Shackelton there...find it funny that those who frequent it now act as if it was as cool as back then (well a couple of years ago)

I agree that it would only take one venue to really shift things on - but where - all the venues you mention are either of a particular size or location - too many in this area wouldnt get a late license - eg my dream is to sort Wickham and make it a venue (keep ground floor as is and take out first floor for dancefloor and dining) - but too residential
No venues big enough on brockley high st; deptford high st could work but someone should have taken a punt on one of the pubs before they got changed to betting shops.  The job centre could but as its another antic, they dont really do edgy music (not complaining but...)

New cross inn would work but, for the time being, it serves a particular musical clientele.

Mk said...

I don't see why the Amersham couldn't accommodate the music it was putting on before. There are no physical changes to the space and it still has a reasonably late licence (most weekday gigs anywhere finish around 11/12 anyway). Same with the NX Inn - would just need a promoter to suggest something different.

There's a whole row of empty spaces opposite the Royal Albert (under the new flat development), which could work for small, intimate gigs. I think the Royal Albert puts on bands occasionally, so they wouldn't be out of the question perhaps.

A bit further afield the Lewisham Arthouse maybe? Or the White Hart/Five Bells down in NX Gate? There's a huge refurbished empty unit a few doors down from the White Hart that has had a to let sign for more than a year as a restaurant space. It'd be perfect for a Cafe Oto style space though, and I know for a fact the owners are open to such an idea...

Tom said...

hi guys, I was tweeted this blogpost by rocklands tv as we will hopefully be posting about our upcoming gigs on here. Its interesting reading the conversation because I have just started putting on nights at the Amersham having moved to new cross just over 2 years ago. We run a monthly acoustic night and a monthly full room night, we really want to put on some awesome new music and so far have had mixed results. We put on Loom, Binary & Hunting Party and it was rammed, but we recently put on an night with experimental electro bands Deafkid and Old man diode and also had Don't wait animate on the bill who are from New Cross and there was probably ono 30 people there. I think the venue is great and like you say there are very few venues south of the river getting the new bands in that you see playing the east london venue's, partly because OBL, Shacklewell, Birthdays etc do so many free entry gigs and have the money & profile its hard to compete. I'd love to hear more of your thoughts on this having lived in the area for so long. Cheers, here's our page if your interested
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Artists-Concerts/302385639822474?ref=hl

Tom

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