Following the saddening news that the Buffalo Bar is set to close its doors for good on New Years Eve 2014, Rockfeedback has decided to reprise its seminal club night The Basement Club one final time, in honour of the venue's legacy.
The Basement Club started in October 2002 and ran for six years, when 17-year-old Rockfeedback founder Toby L met The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael and the pair wanted to establish a regular monthly new music night in London.
Over the years, the line-ups became frequently legendary, and the queues even more synonymous - with early and first shows from the cream of the early-to-mid noughties gang, including Bloc Party, The Libertines, The Zutons, The Futureheads, Jamie T, The Maccabees, Mystery Jets, The Magic Numbers, The Thrills, The Kooks, Regina Spektor, Plan B, Metronomy, Noah & The Whale, Johnny Flynn, Foals, Noisettes, The Subways, and many more, plus surprise appearances from folks such as Graham Coxon, Boy George, and Zane Lowe. The vision was that you never knew what you'd hear or discover next, whether new or massive. It also served as the scene of where Rockfeedback's sister label Transgressive Records was founded, when Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke introduced Toby to future partner-in-crime Tim Dellow.
As such, it seems appropriate to reprise the night for one last time, on Thursday 18th December, to celebrate one of London's greatest small venues.
The final event will feature a very intimate live set from Ed Harcourt, whose new single 'The Way That I Live' has soundtracked the Christmas Burberry campaign, receiving 10 million streams online and becoming Single of the Week across BBC 6 Music and Xfm. Ed played The Basement Club four times during its lifespan, including its very first ever launch event all the way back in October 2002.
Ever-progressive, the spirit of The Basement Club was always to introduce gripping new talent, so also announced on the bill are Blaenavon: three prodigiously talented 18-year-olds who are guaranteed to have an explosive 2015.
DJs from Transgressive / Rockfeedback / Drowned In Sound will hit the decks, and, in true Basement Club tradition, expect there to be some very special guests and surprises on the night.
N.B. All proceeds from the night will be provided to long-serving Buffalo Bar staff-members affected by the venue's sudden closure.
Tickets for this event are priced at £12.50 and are available at the following link: