Monday, December 21, 2020

New Cross Venue, Christmas 1990 (and other 90s flyers)

Some more flyers from the New Cross Venue in the 1990s, when the place was a key indie venue.

December 1990 - A Certain Ratio, Band of Holy Joy and Teenage Fanclub (with the Pastels and BMX Bandits) on consecutive nights. According to someone who was at the latter, Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream joined Teenage Fanclub on stage for an encore version of  'Get Back'.

Teengage Fanclub at the Venue Christmas Party, 21 December 1990 -
'bands finish 11 pm, club till 2 am, coach after club to Traflagar Square'

May 1990 with bands including Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Soho and The Oyster Band:

November 1991, including Therapy, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Pastels/Heavenly and Spiritualized (think I was those last two).

February 1992: Meteors, Godfathers, Planet Gong with Here & Now:

June 1992 - Pulp supporting Boo Radleys:

March 1993 - including Goats Don't Shave, Gang of Four and Dodgy:

May 1993 - Sheep on Drugs, The Lunachicks etc.:

October 1994 - Gary Clail, African Headcharge, Dreadzone, Ultramarine:

December 1994: Sleeper, Loop Guru, Shed Seven:

January 1995: Test Dept, King Kurt - also an early example of a tribute band 'English Rose' (Jam covers) which were to become the main acts at the Venue later in the 1990s.

May 1995 - Pale Saints, Cardiacs, Sidi Bou Said (a great South London band):


Unknown said...

Amazing. These bring back some memories!

We always made the trip up to the Venue from Bexleyheath (later Moved to Greenwich) and then I was at Goldsmiths across the road.

This place was a HUGE part of my teens and 20s!

Unknown said...

I had two spells as the in house promoter at The Venue. Some of the flyers and adds are from shows I booked and ran. Teenage Fanclub, Oasis, Lush (with an unadvertised Blur supporting), Christmas shows for The Family Cat and Cud, oh yes, The Band of Holy Joy with Momus was one of mine too. Some iof the shows I remember most fondly are New Fast Automatic Daffodils, The Levellers, The Field Mice and Kitchens of Distinction.
Thank you for putting these on line, it's great that these shows are remembered.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I designed all these flyers! Brings back many, many memories! Thanks for sharing!