Following a few years in which London's favourite clubs have fallen, or at least wobbled like a 6am casualty, good news arrives in the shape of the freshly painted XOYO.
Opening on Wednesday 15th September and just minutes from Old Street station, it's the brainchild of the creative forces behind Field Day, Eat Your Own Ears and Bugged Out!, a fact reflected in the formidable nights already confirmed there; Bugged Out, Urban Nerds, Neon Noise Project and Durrr to name just a few.
Although an 800 capacity venue, a 450 mid-sized live room will also welcome bands such as Mount Kimbie and Dan Deacon via promoters like Eat Your Own Ears and Upset the Rhythm.
**XOYO – launch night**
Wednesday 15th September
Everything Everything (Live)
Visions of Trees (Live)
Andrew Weatherall (DJ)
Dan Beaumont (DJ)
Casper C (DJ)
Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s
32-37 Cowper Street
First month line-up
Wed Sept 15th - Launch party with Everything Everything, Vision of Trees + many more
Thurs Sept 16th - Upset The Rhythm presents Dan Deacon, Sewn Leather, DJ Dog Dick.
Thurs Sept 16th - Smash & Grab launch party with Queens of Noize and friends
Fri Sept 17th - Rockfeedback X. British Sea Power, Future of the Left, Anna Calvi, Three Trapped Tigers. DJs: The Maccabees, Bloc Party vs Co-Pilot, Geoff Travis and more
Sat Sept 18th - Bugged Out Friendly Fires/L-Vis 1990/Untold
Tues Sept 21st - Eat Your Own Ears presents Mount Kimbie
Wed Sept 22nd - SJM presents Monarchy
Thur Sept 23rd - Smash & Grab
Fri Sept 24th - Swaparama from 9pm
Sat Sept 25th - Eat Your Own Ears & Bloggers Delight Dark Star – live, James Blake, Ramadanman, Casper C, Skull Juice
Thurs Sept 30th - Smash & Grab
Fri Oct 1st - FACT Loefah, Ikonika, Lone (live), Pariah, FACT DJs
Sat Oct 2nd - Neon Noise Project: We Have Band, Human Life, Surkin, DJ Feadz, Punks Jump Up, J-Bag