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  Brixton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brixton is a vibrant inner London suburb 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Charing Cross and the capital of the Jamaican community of London.
Brixton was the scene of race riots in April 1981 and September 1985.
Freddie Davies the comedian and actor was born in Brixton in 1937.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brixton   (685 words)

 The Brixton Academy
Brixton Academy is undoubtedly one of Britain's premier live music venue, having been voted the UK's 'Best Venue' by readers of the NME for the 7th year running and Live Magazine 'Venue of the Year' 2000 & 2001.
To coincide with the new millennium, Brixton Academy's on going schedule of major works continues with 2001, seeing installation of a new safety floor to the rear of the Auditorium and new toilets and safety shutters being installed.
Built in 1929 as the flagship venue of the Astoria Theatre, Brixton Academy has a heritage, which is part of the lifeblood of the UK entertainment industry.
www.mylambeth.co.uk /brixton/arts-brixtonacademy.htm   (360 words)

 Carling Academy Brixton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Carling Academy Brixton is a large music venue in Brixton, South London with a capacity of 4,921.
It was built in 1929 and opened as one of four Astoria cinemas.
It re-opened as a music venue in 1983 and was called the Brixton Academy, a name that it kept until mid 2004 when it was renamed as the Carling Academy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brixton_Academy   (173 words)

I haven't been to Brixton Academy since 1995 and from memory the venue itself is pretty nice but the area was a bit rough.
Brixton don't seem as bad as I remember, but then we are confronted by one of the biggest queues I have seen!
Brixton Academy has this little food shack in the foyer, so a chicken burger for me and veggie burger for Jodie later we are ready to rock with the D! The actual hall at Brixton is really nice, I love the way it looks, almost Spanish Villa and gives the effect that you are outside.
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 James @ The Brixton Academy
James at Brixton Academy in 1989 was one of the first gigs I ever went to.
I have loved them ever since and I am told that when I try and "make some shapes" I dance like Tim Booth with a generous spattering of Bez, excellent when you are a lean, lithe star but appalling when you are a 15 stone drunk with very little rhythm.
Brixton Academy is the finest live music venue in the known universe and I have neglected it of late.
www.musicomh.com /gigs/james.htm   (574 words)

 Crowd Management Strategies - News and Views
Even though metal detectors and 100 security guards were said to be at the club, according to a Brixton Academy spokesperson, the shooter was able to enter the venue undetected, fire his weapon on stage and escape.
Had the Brixton spokesperson said the club was understaffed, and without metal detectors, the incident would have been easier to explain.
Brixton Academy is managed by a consortium of top United Kingdom promoters under the name Academy Music Group (AMG).
www.crowdsafe.com /new.asp?ID=1489   (297 words)

 Urban Music Forum - Nas gig cancelled - Shots fired at Brixton Academy
A gig at the Brixton Academy in south London by US rapper Nas had to be stopped after shots were fired.
Brixton Academy spokeswoman Louise Kovacs said the venue was evacuated following consultation with police.
She said there was "a high level of security" at every event at the Brixton Academy.
www.majorfm.com /forum/printthread.php?t=4675   (454 words)

 Nas Ducks Guns of Brixton - Mar 22, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Academy spokeswoman Louise Kovacs said the venue was evacuated at the urging of police.
Kovacs also said Brixton Academy had a "a high level of security" for all its events, according to the BBC.
The last time he played the Brixton Academy, in 2003, a near riot broke out, according to the Guardian, as dozens of people without tickets tried to force their way in.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,16173,00.html?tnews   (423 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dido - Live At Brixton Academy (DVD + Bonus CD) [2004]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The footage for this DVD was shot over three nights at Brixton Academy last August as part of the phenomenal Life For Rent tour, which saw Dido playing to over half a million people in total.
The shows represented something of a triumphant homecoming for Dido as Brixton was one of the venues she visited regularly when she was younger.
Brixton Academy evoked a lot of memories for her, which she often attended whilst growing up.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007X9T5M   (1210 words)

 Business Unlimited | Business latest | Managers take over Brixton Academy
Ownership of the Brixton Academy in south London and six other live music venues has changed hands in a £33.5m management buyout.
Forthcoming concerts at the Carling Academy Brixton include The Prodigy, Keane and Maroon 5.
Funds would be diverted to "expand our network of Academy venues in key cities across the UK, reinvest in existing sites and develop other areas of the core business," he said.
www.guardian.co.uk /business/story/0,3604,1294523,00.html   (319 words)

 Brixton Academy
For the second time in a row, a veil of tears greeted the Numanoids under the green neon welcome of the Brixton Academy.
A gentle slop down to the stage permitted all except the vertically challenged a great view of the set, which was simmering silently at the foot of the slope with the smoke machine set on low to set the ambience as the arena filled up consistently.
The light show was great, the play list was extremely well balanced, and considering a potential cancellation was imminent, this is arguably one of Gary's greatest performances.
www.excessvoid.com /brixton.html   (933 words)

 ARTISTS UNITE FOR PEACE PEACE ONE DAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peace One Day will be holding an intercultural celebration at the Brixton Academy in London on Saturday September 21st, to mark the UN International Day of Peace...a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, now fixed in the calendar as 21st September annually.
Peace One Day is honoured to receive a special video address from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan which will be broadcast at the Brixton Academy, and a special statement will be read on behalf of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Tickets are £15 in advance available from Brixton Academy Box Office: 0870 771 2000, CC Hotline: 020 7287 0932.
www.goodnewsbroadcast.com /pfday0902.html   (572 words)

 London, Brixton Academy, 13th March 2005 - MARS VOLTA, THE - - - -
It doesn’t have the brutal immediacy At the Drive-In once had, but it is a step onward from the post hardcore revolutionaries that threatened to dissolve when ATD imploded.
Remaining unwavering in their own obvious talents, the same pretensions that made ATD-I so relevant have been given the opportunity to flourish in an acid mix of furious punk rock, free style jazz and Latin passion only for it to be performed with progressive abandon.
Well not in a conventional sense anyways, as swallowing the by no means small Academy is no mean feat.   It’s a sound that’s vast and devouring and only tempered by jolting drums and Cedric’s wail.
www.whisperinandhollerin.com /reviews/review.asp?id=2209   (359 words)

 Bob Dylan - Bob Links - Reviews - 11/25/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dylan gave a virtuoso performance at Brixton and, at the risk of sounding corny, it was a privilege to be there.
Overall the Brixton show had the feeling of a full-on rock assault, which contrasted with the quieter, slightly more reflective tone of shows earlier in the tour.
Getting to Brixton proved almost as tight as getting to the NEC with South London traffic holding me and a spare ticket up, but into the theatre and ready for the almost same time start as on the two preceding evenings at Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith.
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 Brixton Academy, London, November 8, 1998
I too was at Brixton last night and for me like so many others it was a dream come true to see my all time favourite bands play once more for the first time in fifteen years.
Thus, Brixton was a great experience for me as I felt like I was surrounded by a lot of old friends who I hadn't seen in years.
I am desperately looking for the CD they were selling at the Brixton Academy during the concert.
www.bauhausmusik.com /events/concerts/1998/1108/comments.html   (724 words)

 Aloud Blog: Kaiser Chiefs, Brixton Academy, 26th October   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At Glastonbury this year I was mercilessly derided by much of the group I was with for daring to suggest that the Kaisers were easily one of…if not THE best band of the weekend.
I saw them at Brixton Academy on the 26th and they were amazing, although I have to admit Ricky was much more dynamic and entertaining when I saw them at Glastonbury.
The shows by the way-at Brixton Academy- 26th and 27th, i went to both-- loads of fun, good sound, and sweating up-dancing to the beats.
qglastoblog.typepad.com /aloud/2005/10/kaiser_chiefs_b.html   (1436 words)

 The Pogues Tickets, Brixton Academy, London
The Pogues, formed in 1982, mixed a combustable blend of punk and folk and became one of the biggest bands of the decade.
And they've always been at their best live, be it an outdoor festival (like headlining this year's Guilfest) or an indoor pogo-ing palace such as the Academy.
The sheer energy of Fiesta and Sally MacLennane lift the crowd up ready to be spat out in time for a fit of despair as manic switches to maudlin and the band play The Old Main Drag and Auld Triangle.
www.londonnet.co.uk /ln/out/music/rockpop_pogues.html   (376 words)

 :: Carling Academy Brixton ::
In the light of recent terrorist activities academy music group is requesting that all customers where possible do not bring bags etc to the venue.
Fun will indeed be had on a very large scale in November, when New York’s finest, The Bravery return to the British Isles for their biggest set of dates yet, which will be brought to a close with a show at Carling Academy Brixton.
With a string of festival appearances and the release of live favourite ‘Unconditional’ on August 29th, The Bravery really are masters of the pop hook and electro-rock anthems.
www.brixton-academy.co.uk   (1241 words)

 guster discussion board - "Guster supporting Maroon 5, Brixton Academy, London UK"
Far from being 'sex on legs', a straw poll amongst my female friends and colleagues has pronounced Adam Levine to be a skinny, unattractive egomaniac with all the charm and appeal of a visit to the clap clinic on a rainy Monday morning.
That same catchy, bouncy feeling you had at Brixton is exactly what we felt when we first heard them.
On the subject of shameless plugs, I was at Brixton again last night to see Keane.
www.guster.com /dcforum/DCForumID2/411.html   (1970 words)

 RA: Resident Advisor - Sasha & Digweed at Brixton Academy for SW4 Afterparty - UK News
Sasha & Digweed at Brixton Academy for SW4 Afterparty
A joint ticket for South West Four + the After Party at The Brixton Academy is available through Ticketweb for £37.50 + b.f.
- Sasha & Digweed at Brixton Academy for SW4 Afterparty
www.residentadvisor.net /news.asp?ID=6902   (901 words)

 Live at the Brixton Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Recorded at Brixton Academy, London, June 15th 1993
We made an eleventh hour decision to record our first London show, Brixton Academy, and this is it.
There's no knowing what the gig would have been like if we HADN'T been filming, but in the circumstances we think it came out not too bad.
www.brianmayworld.com /Live_at_the_Brixton_Academy.htm   (206 words)

 LAMB Live @ Brixton Academy (Anders Jacobsen's blog)
LAMB Live @ Brixton Academy (Anders Jacobsen's blog)
It's been a most interesting weekend for the good old cultural envelope: Friday I went to see Lamb playing live at the Brixton Academy in what they told us was their biggest ever gig (~ 5000 spectators).
I didn't know their music very well but a couple of recommendations from friends and a quick listen to clips at their webpage easily convinced me.
www.jacobsen.no /anders/blog/archives/2004/02/16/lamb_live_brixton_academy.html   (241 words)

 SECRETS OF THE MATRIX - "Live" at Brixton Academy in London :: DVDs :: Bridge of Love UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since 1990 David Icke has been on an amazing journey of self and collective discovery to establish the real power behind apparently 'random' world events like 9/11 and the 'war on terrorism.
All is revelaed by David Icke, "live" before almost 2,000 people at one of London's most famous venues, the Brixton Academy.
Ordering direct from Bridge of Love is a great contribution for the expansion of this work in communicating suppressed information fundamental to human freedom to the world, keep the capital flowing, to reprint books, maintaining their circulation and keeping the show on the road.
www.bridgeoflove.com /uk/product.php?productid=11&cat=0&page=1&featured   (479 words)

 Hawkestra / Motörhead: Brixton Academy, October 21-22, 2000
After everyone arrived we had agreed to meet at the Tower at Piccadilly Circus in the Hawkwind section.
After everyone laid their stuff to rest in the room we headed over to Brixton.
Since the Brixton has this sloping floor you can get a good view from anywhere.
www.aural-innovations.com /issues/issue13/hawk09.html   (2262 words)

 Brixton Review
There is no doubt that Beck has taken an ample handful of all the above for his particular bizarre mixing pot and added his own bubbling blend of eclecticism besides.
He dishes up stacks and stacks of psychedelia, glam rock guitar licks, gyrating moves and more deep down and dirty funk grooves tonight than Brixton knows what the hell to do with - but we're giving it our very best shot Goddammit!
This truly understated star takes to the stage and kicks off with some sublime harmonica-fuelled acoustic blues moments until his self-created perfectly honed mayhem really begins.
www.geocities.com /stewoouk/brixton_25_06_2001   (950 words)

 Carling Brixton Academy
The Brixton Academy is one of Britain's best known venues and has Europe biggest fixed stage.
It holds up to 4300 people and has an entertainment license until 6am which makes it popular with many acts including David Bowie, Catatonia, Massive Attack, Spin Doctors, Happy Mondays, Sterophonics and The Beastie Boys.
Brixton Academy was built in 1929 and has some great art deco features this has helped it become a venue for film launches, comedy shows as well as weddings.
www.londonvisions.com /domainnames/carlingbrixtonacademy.htm   (117 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts reviews | The Pixies, Brixton Academy, London
Uniquely, the middle-aged Pixies may look less incongruous on stage now than their youthful selves did.
Black's admission of a financial imperative also means the Brixton crowd are spared both gushing expressions of faux-camaraderie and the chilling little speech which goes "we'd like to play some new material", and causes reunion gig audiences to stampede for the exits.
In fact there's an almost tangible froideur between the band members.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1230330,00.html   (338 words)

 NME.COM - News - THE FABLE GUYS!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
REM paid tribute to LONDON at their BRIXTON ACADEMY show last night (June 24) by playing a host of the songs from 'FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION', the 1985 album they recorded in the UK capital.
The band, playing the first of two sold-out nights, performed the first four songs on the album in order.
REM play Brixton Academy tonight (June 25) before headlining the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday (June 27).
www.nme.com /news/105400.htm   (329 words)

 BBC - London - Entertainment - Music - Reviews - Placebo at Brixton Academy , March 2004 -
"It's good to be back at Brixton!" said Brian Molko to a screaming, cheering crowd at the Academy.
And in contrast to all the frontmen you've heard say it, this time you genuinely believed the diminutive singer from Placebo.
But the Academy stage seemed to allow Molko's freedom in performance and helped make this a show worth seeing.
www.bbc.co.uk /london/entertainment/music/placebo_2004review.shtml   (430 words)

 Happy Mondays Brixton Academy London - London Event Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Now, however, the undoubted daddies of that particular scene (and, indeed, greatest exponents of the legendary Madchester movement) have announced a pair of gigs that will have fans drooling at the prospect.
Yes, The Happy Mondays are back and will be playing two nights at the Carling Academy Brixton (better known, in general, as plain old Brixton Academy).
The show – called 48 Hour Party People – would be good enough if they were the only act appearing.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /home_feat_happymondays.asp   (239 words)

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