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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 14 March 2018 at 1:51pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Look at this:


It'll be a sad day if we lose even more music venues. Many are disappearing at an alarming rate.

If you ask me, small UK music venues are as British as the black taxi, red phone box and red pillar boxes. 

It's nice to attend a local gig now and again. It's not a music venue as such, but a pub near me (ten minutes around the corner from my home) has had some good tribute bands recently - and there have also been some unknown (for now) artists that have impressed me.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 9:00am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

We had Birmingham Odeon, a great theatre sized venue
that hosted all the big bands, sadly they converted it
into a multi screen cinema, now it has to compete with
numerous larger and better multi screen cinemas.So in
a major city there is a choice between tiny venues or
arenas, no mid sized venue.Wolverhampton has The
Civic, but the council has buggered up the cost and
estimated length of time of a major refurb, so that is
out of action for the foreseeable future.The Robin in
nearby Bilston is a great little venue that hosts
tribute bands and name bands.The it is well sound
proofed and has a curfew.But if residents complain,
why pander to them? They knew these venues were there
when they purchased!
It reminds me of idiots in the media recently who
moved to a quaint country village, then moaned about
the church bells ringing on a Sunday morning! All we
can do really Robbie, is use these venues as much as
possible.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 9:05am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Yes, I will do.

I did read about the complaints. My studio apartment is very near to a pub. A rather rowdy pub. The kind of pub where you need to take a mouthguard and boxing gloves.

Yet I knew it when I rented the apartment. I won't be there forever, but I knew it (it's also on a main road).

I'll be sorry if the UK loses even more venues.
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 9:46am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

You can get used to noise though, as a kid i can
remember hearing the drop forges hammering in the
distance from the local town, we also have the M6 a few
miles away, in the summer nights with the bedroom
windows open, you can hear the gentle hum of the
traffic.Then again, in the summer mornings you can hear
the dawn chorus of the birds!
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 10:12am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The only noise I hate are quad bikes (seem to be a lot of riders in this city).

I think there are many factors pertaining to the closure of music venues. I don't know what they all are. It is a concern. Britain will be a less richer nation when there are fewer music venues.
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