I can't believe I'm the first to review this place. Anywho, I came here two weeks ago to see Rudimental live and I was taken to drum n' bass heaven!
The venue is located up the road from Brixton Station, so it's really easy to find. The main space has a very large standing area with a bar and DJ booth. Perhaps this is only true of the day that I was there, but the decor on the main floor was supremely plain. There is also a balcony, but I'm not sure if it has seating or not. It looked like standing only. The colorful balcony, on the other hand, was covered in gilded crown molding.
According to the website, the capacity is 1700 people. If I was an artist, I would be nervous to perform in a space this size. It's not small enough for an intimate show, but it's too small to convey the power of a stadium show. Lucky for me, Rudimental's crazy live show energized the entire space. For future reference, I probably wouldn't see an R&B or old school singer here.
Back in the day I ventured into The Fridge in a hazy stupor, and don't recall much. I do remember it was a big old space though. And yes, it still is! But this time round I was there for a grown-up, relaxing folk gig. And it's great for that - the acoustics are decent, as is often the way with old theatres that are used for music venues. Yeah, I hadn't noticed the stage and ornate ceiling on my previous visit. You can get a decent view from most spots, and you can even stand by the bar and watch. Very 'The OC'. It's 5 minutes walk from the station, so rather convenient.
More amazing Brixton crack I love a night out down here. You'll need plenty of energy and a lot of dancing soul if you want to last the night. On the other hand there's tons of places to check out if this one doesn't fit the bill.
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