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Posted: Fri Jan 11 2013
Perhaps the most adaptable venue in London, this wide, 350-capacity basement room has long provided a home for trad jazz, pub blues, northern soul and punk. Originally a restaurant, the 100 Club was first hired out as a live music venue in 1942 and was popular as a hangout/bomb shelter during World War II owing to its underground location. Many historic shows have been staged at the 100 Club through the decades, including sets by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Muddy Waters, The Kinks, the Sex Pistols and just about every notable Britpop band. The 100 Club was threatened with closure in 2011 due to rocketing rent charges, but was saved thanks to securing backing from Converse, no doubt helped by vocal support for the venue from the likes of Sir Mick Jagger and Liam Gallagher.
What's on at 100 Club
Stand-up, Character comedy
The 82-year-old BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio star invites the audience to a game on bingo. Tonight's special guests include Mr Rob Brydon, Miles Jupp, the Winners of Baghdad's Got Talent, 'Dead Ringers' star Jess Robinson and Brucie Lee, the Hong Kong...
Indie rock, Blues
Angsty bluesy rock ’n’ roll with a hint of country and some stadium ambition.
- Critics' choice
Merseyside's Mr McGuinness, who's a pal of Alex Turner and Miles Kane, has cast aside his lo-fi folk oddities of old and packed in the sharp rock 'n' roll tunes of his last LP 'The Invitation to the Voyage' – although he's kept his suits and hair slick....
Punk and hardcore
- Critics' choice
The hyped Danish teenagers with a fearsome live show play the gritty but surprisingly tuneful punk of their recent second album 'You're Nothing'.