I’ve already gotten half-way through a review of 2016, but managed to sneak a cheeky bonus gig in last night. Having met up with some former workmates for an epic burger at Annie’s Burger Shack I found myself in Nottingham either at a loose end or ready to head home. Luckily for me I knew Sam Jones and Spud were appearing at a Roots Acoustic night at The Pit & Pendulum – since it was just around the corner it seemed rude not to pop along for a bit.
As I was driving and have work in the morning it wasn’t ever going to be a long night – but certainly a worthwhile diversion! I got to the venue just to see what I presume was the first act finishing up, so apologies about that (I can’t find who it was either, d’oh!), but he was an acoustic cover of a Radiohead song and sounded great. Meanwhile I’d found Sam, Spud and Chris propping up the bar. I’ve used the Pit a few times as a pre-gig venue, I’d never really thought of it as a music venue itself.
It works pretty well though – the Pelham Street side made up the music venue, with folk in the Victoria Street side having a few beers. It’s a shame more folk didn’t venture to the music half, but I suppose between Christmas and New Year isn’t the best time to expect big crowds. There were a few folk wandering in and around though to appreciate what was on offer. No matter how many people are in it always seems to take me ages to get served in there, I wasn’t even wearing any camo!