"All the ingredients to make a great night out"Review Rating: Reviewed by LeilaeXs at Bar Music Hall
Bar Music Hall plays host to eXs, an eclectic night of DJ’s and live bands courtesy of the Hoxton Lab team. Here you’re just as likely to hear DJ’s from Europe’s largest fetish night Torture Garden as up and coming electronic/indie bands.
Bar Music Hall may not spring to mind immediately to many people when thinking of nights out in Shoreditch, however despite stiff competition from its neighbours eXs manages to draw in a considerable crowd on this Friday night, especially when you consider the size of the bar. Ample seating, a large bar in the middle and a stage that is tucked away in a corner make up the simple arrangements.
Tonight it appears that the crowd is mostly made up of after work drinkers and East London groupies, but luckily for them they’ve arrived somewhere with music that’s worth listening to.
Filthy electro comes courtesy of Loadfram with singer Ragdoll providing suitably deadpan vocals, whilst Shake Aletti play unashamedly 80’s fun synth pop, which they describe as ‘pop funk’. The Sheffield duo have something of Hot Chip about them, albeit a less moody version. Kate Way from Festival of Sins DJ’s in between bands and leads up to grand finale Puncture Kit, a drummer who plays drum and bass beats on a drum kit assembled on a bicycle. By this point every young man in the venue is on the floor and jumping up and down.
And the best thing is that there is no door charge. Free entry, good music, and the possibility of a seat should your weary feet need it – eXs at Bar Music Hall has all the ingredients to make a great night out.
Leila reviewed Bar Music Hall on Thu 13 Aug 2009