Constructed in 1846 as a turntable shed for the London and Birmingham railway, the Roundhouse – a Grade II-listed building – has a long and illustrious history, including spells as a liquor warehouse and long periods of disuse. But it came into its own as a legendary music venue in the '60s/'70s, hosting the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and The Doors and staging the notorious 'Oh Calcutta'. Work on the extensive overhaul/refurbishment began in 2004 and it reopened in 2006 as a modern arts and mixed-media performance space with strong community bias. The main room benefits from a high domed ceiling and Victorian metal 'ribs' and regularly accommodates a staggering variety of acts, from A-ha to Bebel Gilberto, Foo Fighters and Paul Weller.
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Band Of Skulls
The hairy, crunchy, thoroughly rocking Southampton trio play another big show. Their new album 'Himalayan' contributes plenty of new hair-raising riffs to BOS's already awe-inspiring arsenal.Rock and indie Wednesday October 26 2016Read more
Excellent news: the LA quartet are heading back to the UK for some more eerily sweet psychedelia and experimental, sexy-but-spooky melodrama. They’ve just finished ‘Heads Up’, the sequel to their deep and powerful second album ‘Warpaint’, so you’ll hear...Rock and indie Thursday October 27 2016Read more
This trendy-looking R&B duo from the south-west of England have been making their presence felt on many a music blog since mid-2014. They're named after the Japanese word for inner desires, as contrasted with how you behave in public: a concept that'll...Rap, hip hop and R&B Friday October 28 2016Read more
Sacramento outfit Death Grips deliver half-barked, half-rapped vocals mixed with doomy metal and aggro electronic backdrops. Their tendency to stick it The Man recently resulted in the band being dropped by their label after they self-released their second...Saturday October 29 2016Read more
Chicago singer-songwriter Furman and his band perform soulful, doo wop-inspired rock with a plenty of pop hooks and twisted wit, sometimes channelling the subversive glam spirit of The Velvet Underground in lipstick and dresses.Pop and rock Monday October 31 2016Read more
The Stubhub Q Awards 2016
Music fans have the opportunity to attend the magazines annual ceremony for the first time, and witness the awards and performances live.Acoustic Wednesday November 2 2016Read more
Melodic Swedish Vikings AA play growly metal.Punk and metal Friday November 4 2016Read more
Pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner comprise this high-octane, Manchester-based trio continue to display their eclectic influences, ranging from Brian Eno and Massive Attack to EST, Debussy and Shostakovich.Jazz Saturday November 5 2016Read more
Nasty, vicious and foul-mouthed – but eloquent and inventive too – this Nottingham punk duo are one of the most divisive acts on the UK music scene right now. Lead singer (and former benefits advisor) Jason Williamson spits out punk poetry like Mike Skinner...Rock and indie Thursday November 10 2016Read more
Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires
This Daptones-signed, Floridian soul singer was born in 1948, and ploughs a '60s/'70s funk and soul furrow. A lost star from the era? Kind of – but his recording career only started in 2002, after decades of bad luck which included his first band all...Friday November 11 2016Read more
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One of the most eclectic venues in London, that still plays to full houses in whatever blend of artists that perform.
Wonderful venue, wonderful staff and volunteers and seeing Suede here twice in two nights last winter was a life highlight
Very good venue; excellent acoustics and good choice of artists. Saw Spiritualized there years ago (admittedly not been a huge amount) but that was perfection!
Oh, Roundhouse. I really, really want to love you and give you a big 5 stars. You're great. The interior of the main gig space is architecturally astounding, there's a decent number of watering holes dotted around the venue and there's a nice bit of outside space for all tobacco enthusiasts (or just a bit of fresh air). However, I went to see the amazing Kwabs there. And amazing is understatement for how amazing he was. The problem was that my gig partner and I were stood outside the metal arches in the gig space and sound does not carry well at all outside of the "inner circle". There were times when I struggled to hear him and he was, after all, the reason I was there. So, Roundhouse, if you're reading this, you're great but you have your flaws. Sort out your acoustics. Oh, and please ban iPads?