It takes a lot to get me to the Academy 2. It’s a dark hole in the ground, with somehow matches fire regulations. It has columns throughout, with restricted sight lines for all and generally has a wonderfully sticky floor. I think Frightened Rabbits may have been the last band I went to there, and it has to be someone a bit special to tempt me towards the darkness.
Other Lives may achieve this! They play there on the 23rd of October, with tickets at 12 euro. Pity it’s not Whelans though!