Time Out says
Posted: Thu Apr 24 2014
You haven't 'done' Soho until you've been to a gig at The Borderline, simple as. This much-loved venue with a loyal audience has given a platform to countless bands and artists throughout its long history – stretching back over 20 years – and is still going strong today, showcasing both new and revered talent. Head in for a gig on any given day and you could find yourself moshing to rock and metal, getting busy on the dancefloor at an indie club night or perhaps soaking up the sweet tone of a folk, blues or Americana singer-songwriter.
It can get a little cramped when the 275-ish capacity fills up, but that's all the better for creating an intimate atmospherewhere between artist and audience, and means you won't have to worry about elbowing your way to the front past thousands of people. A Soho musical institution.
What's on at The Borderline
Pop, Funk, Garage, Indie rock, Drum 'n' bass and dubstep, Britpop, Hip hop, Clubs
A party mash-up of the '90s indie, Britpop, party anthems, hip hop and guilty pleasures for a student-fuelled crowd.
The six-piece band from Skelleftea performs self-penned progressive rock material. With support from Lazuli.
This Kooks-ish pop-rock five-piece made a splash in the late noughties thanks to their catchy hit 'Just For Tonight' and the pin-up looks of their teenage Burberry model frontman George Craig. Their first album was called 'Started a Fire' but they've...
Folk, Rock 'n' roll
Erstwhile backing band for ex-Faces man Ronnie Lane, Slim Chance perform the best of Lane's back catalogue.
Classic rock, Psych and garage rock
A group including original Hawkwind members Nik Turner, Terry Ollis and Mick Slattery make jazzy, psychedelic space rock. Expect plenty of oldies (songs, fans and musicians).
Celtic music, Folk
Irish folkers with snappy suits showcase their new album, 'Friends for Life'.
Folk, Rock 'n' roll
Long-serving, dependable folk 'n' roll rabble-rousers.
Rock 'n' roll, Prog rock
Proggy alt.rockers with a fondness for power chords headline in support of their third record 'The City Sleeps'.