"Home to London's longest running indie night and once host to the Misfits, Fall Out Boy and the mighty Queen's of the Stone Age. It's an authentic, grimy music club. "Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
In deepest darkest Camden Town, lives the legendary basement club venue, The Underworld. Unsurprisingly, given the name, the club is the foremost place in London to see ‘alternative’ (a term we use gingerly) live music. From metal to pop punk, doom to hardcore, this is the place.
Located in the back space below The World’s End, The Underworld has hosted some famous names including Queen’s of the Stone Age, The Misfits (reunion), Fall Out Boy and Frank Black to name a few. It is unapologetically grimy, which only adds to its legend and with a 500 capacity you can always bet on seeing a lively, intimate show.
But not only is The Underworld a live venue, it is also home to weekly club nights where late teens and early twenties students, indie fans and pop-sters come to dance. On Friday night it’s Pop It, which is a weekly run-through of the history of contemporary pop. Madonna, Human League, Prince, The Fugees and Blur compete, genre against genre in the pop battle. On Saturdays the established night Club Silver takes charge. This is the capital’s longest running indie club night, which means you can always expect to find a new crop of impressionable indie fans out to cop a dance. Indie is a loose term and as such don’t be confused when you hear bands as diverse as Daft Punk, The Pixies, Pulp and Le Tigre back-to-back.
The Underworld is passionate about its music and it shows in both its club nights and the bands it books. Part club, part scene, it’s a credit to Camden. Open till 3am, you can dance till you go crazy.
T.A.O reviewed Underworld on Mon 05 Aug 2013