Fill your ears in Finsbury Park
By LiseS | Thursday, January 27, 2011, 16:12
The crowded streets of Camden may be better-known to tourists of the live music scene, but the cognoscenti know that Finsbury Park caters for fans of the freshest live music in town - and all here on our very doorstep! Read on for our guide to upcoming gigs, and let us know if you're planning or playing at any yourself.
The World's End has long been known for its eclectic range of bands playing in the spacious pub just north of the station, and the coming weeks continue to reflect the diverse music policy: tonight rock'n'rollers The Fruitful Earth play alongside singer-songwriter Pitt Reeves and alternative songstress Natasha Alice. Or check back next Thursday for music from Scarlet Moss, Jess Roberts, Adam Gardner and Chris Hicks.
The same venue is also home to W.E. Love Sundays, a free night of music every Sunday from 7.30 to 10.30pm featuring live bands, free sweets, colouring pens, board games and a chilled Sunday atmosphere. Recent headliners have included folk-rocker Antonio LuliÄ.
Right next to the station, The Silver Bullet has carved itself quite a reputation since opening last year and regularly hosts live music as well as DJ nights. Upcoming gigs include Falling Down this Saturday, featuring The Damn Jammage, The Supernovas and The Tricks. New for 2011 are a pair of jam nights - Jazz on Mondays and Blues on Tuesdays - with local musicians welcome to soak up the vibes and join in the jam. Free entry and open to musicians of all levels.
Not to be outdone, The Stapleton Tavern is hosting the return of Hackney fivepiece The Bonfire Band by popular demand. Rock up from 8.30 on Saturay 19 February for some "homespun tales of love, suicide, dissolution" (Q Magazine) from this bluegrass-tinged acoustic folk band.
Know of any more music events coming up in the next month? Let us know here!