Black cabs and bandstands, unusual venues in London
Wanted to let y’all know about a couple of great live music projects I’ve been enjoying in London recently:
1. Black cab sessions
Conceived by Just So Films, the Black Cab sessions are as simple as they sound – gigs in the back of London black cabs. They’ve had a host of high profile artist grace random cabbie’s doors including Martha Wainwright, Bon Iver and Okkervil River. I particularly love the cabbie’s intros and the way artists make use of the space and acoustics. Check out the Cool Kids session for example. You can sign up for their newsletter here.
2. Bandstand Busking
Another project based in London, hosting gigs on park bandstands. I had no idea there were so many great bandstands around London before this – check out the map here. Their next Session is Feb 2, and I’m hoping to make it down (newsletter here). Here’s a great one with Of Montreal: