Time Out says
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
Punk and hardcore, Rock 'n' roll
The veteran punk and hardcore punk quartet, led by singer Animal, plays old and new material. With support from The Black Bullets.
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Noise
- Critics' choice
Creating a splendid collision of fuzzed up chords and sun-blasted vocals, Cheatahs include members of three Dalston slacker-pop bands: Male Bonding, Weird Dreams and Sunbirds. Their single 'The Swan' was one of 2012's best rock tracks, but mystifyingly...
Blues, Rock 'n' roll
The American band led by guitarist-singers Tom Gray and Mark Johnson plays a mix of roots rock, Americana and blues.
Now shorn of his Library, but still riding the crest of a Kanye West-approved wave, Hudson plays his off-centre but rather tame blend of R&B, soul, indie pop and funk with a glitchy edge.
Categories, Pop and rock
The psychedelic legends keep on rocking into their seventies, performing songs from their swinging ’60s heyday when they were namechecked by Dylan and covered (twice!) by Bowie.