Weekend updates – a night at the 12 Bar

Weekend updates

Apologies for the slackness with the updates – things have been a tad busy.

We finally moved over the rest of urban75 to its shiny, super fast home at exonetric.com and apart from a few expected minor teething problems things are settling in nicely. Phew!

On Saturday, we went back to the excellent 12 Bar Club in Soho to see a feast of top bands.

The stage there is tiny, but it’s a friendly place and one of the very few intimate live gigs left in central London.

dexter bentley

deXter Bentley were great. Despite their multi-instrumentalist ensemble being jammed into an impossibly small space, they served up an eccentric, quirky, funny and uplifting set.

Lord knows how you’d describe their set – I guess a mix of 00s acoustic folk meets XTC meets the Kinks comes close. They describe themselves as a ‘no-fi neo-folk quintent’ if that helps…

Schla la las at the 12 Bar Club

Headlining the night were the the Schla La Las, a five piece, all girl band with attitude.

Resplendent in matching outfits, the four guitarists produced a fabulous wall of sound, with Delia Dansette keeping the beats fast and furious.

Their upfront mix of 60s tunes mixed with punk sensibilities set the place alight and if “Are you ready” isn’t a dance floor rippin’ indie hit I’ll eat my HTML trousers.