Cafe Oto

Music , Music venues Kingsland
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Cafe Oto
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This large, open space, which opened in 2008 and is tucked away down a side street behind Kingsland High Street, provides a fine home for a wide range of experimental music – including free improv – that exists well outside the mainstream. Operating as a relaxed, light and airy café during the day and a live music space in the evenings – pretty much seven days a week – Oto puts a strong emphasis on the more out-there of underground artists. Expect to encounter everything from Norwegian improv/free jazz/psych-rock power trio Bushmen's Revenge to a talk by minimalist composer Terry Riley.

Venue name: Cafe Oto
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Address: 18-22 Ashwin St
London
E8 3DL
Transport: Dalston Junction Overground
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Ben
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How has no-one reviewed this place yet?  Probably the best music venue in London, very intimate, largely idiot-free and intelligently booked, and a great bar/cafe to boot. Personal highlight was seeing Yoko Ono tear it up with half of Sonic Youth a few years back but there's been plenty of great shows.   Keeping the experimental music flag flying high in this rapidly homogenising city.