Located by Tottenham Court Road tube station, the 12 Bar in Denmark Street is one of the very last rock’n’roll venues left anywhere near Soho, and it’s one that’s well worth supporting.
On Saturday night, I popped in to check out the biannual Anti Folk festival, and had a great time. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see all the bands (on account of having alcohol-based appointments elsewhere), but here’s some photos from the night.
Billed as “a great new Antifolk super-group,” Pit Ponies made a splendid noise, and are made up of members of Corporal Machine & The Bombers and Nathaniel Kidd (formerly Thee Intolerable Kidd).
The stage area of the 12 Bar is best described as intimate.
Note the even more intimate balcony area. Not a place for tall people.
Ireland’s ‘foremost acoustic punk poet’, Jinx Lennon, returns to the Anti Folk fest.
The back room.
Graffiti in the men’s toilet.
Fat White Family onstage. Some of them like to sit, some like to stand.
I loved them. Great set.
The guitarist forgot his plectrum so used his Oyster card instead!
The front bar area.