Posts Tagged ‘Crossrail’


Goodbye, Astoria

24 December 2008

I’ve blogged several times over the last few years about the imminent destruction of that hallowed, scummy hall of rock music, the Astoria, to make way for a Crossrail station. The writing is truly on the mirrored wall now: 15 January will be its last night as a dark, Red Stripe-slinging temple of mid-size bands. Crossrail will be a good thing, but so was the Astoria.

Sadly, the nearby Metro Club will be going, too. I didn’t go there as much as I should have, but that’ll be one less venue for up-and-comers.