blow up **last ever night of the metro club**
saturday 17th january
Take part in history - this will be the LAST EVER NIGHT at The Metro due to the venue closure.
The Metro Club has been open as a club (under various names) since the 1950s - this will be your last chance ever to come to the venue. Tickets will not be on sale for tonight. Doors will open early - early arrival recommended!
Blow Up will continue the following week on Saturday 24th January at Bar Rumba.
A bona-fide legendary club night, and now in its 15th year, Blow Up was the centre of the early to mid Nineties Brit Pop explosion, influencing the style and sound of a generation, and voted No.4 in Time Out's Top Ten Clubs of the 90s. From its original venue The Laurel Tree, Camden Town (1993-1996), to the Wag Club (1996-2001) and then to the Metro Club (2002-2009), Blow Up has continued its long run of sold out nights for over 15 years in an unbroken run. And now, after a seven year residency at the Metro Club, Blow Up will be held here for the last time ever on Saturday 17th January 2009, which will also be the last ever night for the Metro Club itself, after which its doors will close forever as a live venue and club (press release re. venue closure here).
Blow Up was founded by DJ and promoter Paul Tunkin in a Camden pub in Oct 1993. Records were played from the emerging 'British pop' scene (that came to be known as Brit Pop) together with Brit-centric 60s and 70s moves and grooves; swinging soundtracks to Mod Beat and Soul; classic pop from The Beatles to Bowie to Blur. The club still stays true to its early ideals - you will hear a selection of indie pop, new wave, pop electronique, underground 60s instrumentals, experimental grooves and easy listening - all sitting nicely alongside a selection of the current favs from artists such as MGMT and Vampire Weekend. Despite its love of buried treasures, Blow Up remains an accessible yet essential night that is always a great party, week after week, year after year.
Blow Up dates...
Sat. 17th January 2009
Blow Up - **Last Ever Night of The Metro Club**
facebook invite here
Sat. 24th January 2009
Blow Up - **Opening Night at Bar Rumba**
Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Ave. London W1 facebook invite here
"A refreshing break from the over-polished venue this hidden gem focuses on the music. Paul Tunkin has been DJing at Blow Up since 1993. His experience has paid off and this little beauty has stood the test of time" ThisIsLondon.co.uk, June 2008
"Few weekly clubs can keep up the sheer effort of throwing a good party every seven days. Yet, year after year, week after week, Blow Up just seems to get better" The Evening Standard
"Blow Up may be 60's inspired, but their night could run and run" Time Out
"The London clubland institution" The Guardian Guide
paul tunkin + ian jackson
ORGASMIC POP MOD PUNK SOUL NEW WAVE ACTION!!
FRANZ FERDINAND . . MAXIMO PARK . . WHITE STRIPES . . THE SONICS . . KAISER CHIEFS . . SERGE GAINSBOURG . . LONG BLONDES . . HOT HOT HEAT . . THE KINKS . . SMALL FACES . . STROKES . . ROLLING STONES . . PULP . . BLUR . . YEAH YEAH YEAHS . . ROXY MUSIC . . BOWIE . . XTC . . BEATLES . . CEASARS . . DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS . . BELLE & SEBASTIAN . . LOVE . . 6TS NORTHERN / BEAT / SOUL / BOOGALOO . . THE CREATION . . BRIAN AUGER . . LIBERTINES . . ALFA 9 . . THE WHO . . THE BUZZCOCKS . . SOUNDTRACKS . . THE YARDBIRDS . . BECK . . THE JAM . . STAX . . YÉ-YÉ . . MOD JAZZ . . FUNK 45S . . MOHAWKS . . SPENCER DAVIS GROUP . . THE CLASH . . THE KILLERS & MORE!!
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