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Cafe Oto

Things to do, Music venues Kingsland
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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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.

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Venue name: Cafe Oto
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Address: Ashwin Street
London
E8 3DL
Transport: Rail: Dalston Kingsland
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Very difficult to chose from in this category, but Cafe Oto is core to hackney. Weird conceptual music, beer and great crowd make it very loved in the area.


really amazing, unusual, unique music, nowhere like it. And good food/drink!

Tastemaker

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.  

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