Hammersmith Vs Brixton

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Should I Play Hammersmith Or Brixton in December?

Hammersmith Odeon
13
41%
Brixton Academy
19
59%
 
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Hammersmith Vs Brixton

Post by frank » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:32 pm

Hello. We're looking at doing a big London Christmas show this year. At the moment it's a toss-up between Hammersmith Odeon and Brixton Academy. They're similar sizes, but they have their pluses and minuses. Out of interest, I'd like to know which people think would make for a better show. Vote ye.

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Post by Joobs » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:50 pm

hmm brixton, being the fact i've only been there and not hamemrsmith, only downfall is the slope in it and the barriers up the front. you wont be able to get a big circle jig going.

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Post by kenco » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:25 am

brixton for history, hammersmith for vibe.
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Post by newmy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:29 am

I quite like the slope at brixton, it means you can pretty much see the stage really well wherever you are. It's also not in hammersmith.
The downside to brixton is that the sound is often complete arse.

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Post by benb » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:01 am

The slope at Brixton is amazing. Especially for us short arses.

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Post by frank » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:43 am

kenco wrote:brixton for history, hammersmith for vibe.
see i would, personally, say the absolute opposite. hammersmith has so much more history - queen, maiden, motorhead, dylan, nick cave, neil young...

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Post by marowak » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:09 am

to me personally Brixton has a lot of history. saw some amazing bands there and really prefer the venue as a whole. I've seen a few gigs at Hammersmith and for whatever reason it lacked something.


In 1996 I went to see Dodgy do an Xmas all nighter at Brixton, at one point they got Wizard on stage and played 'i wish it would be christmas everyday' and as the song ended a load of fake snow fell from the roof. I was rather fucked on various things and the whole thing was amazing -a great memory. The gig finished at 6am and I made it to work by 9am. Half way through the day some old lady said to me 'i know what you;ve been taking' and winked at me. :wink:



So Frank - its a Brixton from me - and if you do book up the Xmas show I hope to finally make it along to one - i've missed all the Xmas shows so far.
06 06.3 08.8
07 04.4 11.5 17.5 08.6 10.11
08 28.3 21.04 13.6 06.7 06.9
09 11.1 06.2 21.4 10.10 29.10
10 23.3 16.7 12.12
11 12.2 12.5 30.5 27.11
12 13.4 28.11 28.12x2
13 10.1 24.6 11.7 12.7
14 12.2 13.2 14.9 17.12
15 29.1 02.2 13.8 7.11
16 10.12 12.12

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Post by Pete » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:20 am

Just to confirm, by Hammersmith Odeon you mean Hammersmith (or now HMV) Apollo? I'm not old school enough to remember it as Odeon!

Newmy - I would MUCH rather spend an evening in Hammersmith than Brixton... Far nicer bars, less people trying to sell you fake drugs / mug you and a journey home with the choice of the Picadilly, District and Hammersmith and City line, as opposed to the nightmare of the Northern Line (which at this point I think will be closed after 10pm every night, so everyone will need to get taxis or buses)

For venues, as much as I've seen lots of ace bands in Brixton, I have always, with the possible exception of Faith No More, been disappointed by the sound. The Apollo on the other hand I've only visited on a couple of occasions but the sound is brilliant and I much prefer it as a venue.

I'm going to be outvoted as far more people will know Brixton to Hammersmith, but I'd definitely go with Hammersmith.
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Post by Kirsty » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:57 am

Yep Hammersmith for me, would prefer not to go to Brixton again.

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Post by Pete » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:04 am

Here's the link re closures. Would depend on day of gig obviously, but looks like it'll be closed from 8.30pm weekdays

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/3 ... nderground
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Post by David » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:59 am

tube closures have swayed it for me. nothing worse than a horrible journey home after a gig.

i do like the sloping floor at brixton though.
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Post by marky mark » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:06 pm

Can get a bus back home from Brixton to mine.

Finally, living in South London has a perk!

Also, the upstairs bit at Hammersmith is rubbish if you end up there as you're sooo far back from the stage. Was up there for Seasick Steve and it ruined the gig being up there.

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Post by Seanie » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:15 pm

Brixton's on the Victoria line.

I'd rather never go to the Academy again though.

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Post by Pete » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:47 pm

Seanie wrote:Brixton's on the Victoria line.

I'd rather never go to the Academy again though.
So it is... always forget about the Victoria line.
frank wrote:Think of it like weight-lifting. High notes are heavy weights.

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Post by Tomasz » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:09 pm

Pete wrote:less people trying to sell you fake drugs / mug you.
Aren't they all in 'fucking' Camden?

Brixton sounds more impressive to me, I've never been to the apollo tho' so it's not a fair opinion really!
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