100 Club to be closed down

Four years after CBGB closed down, it seems another legendary punk venue will disappear soon. The 100 Club, which was the cradle of the ’77 London punk scene, is facing closure at the end of the year as the owners are unable to pay the radically raised rent. Punk rock legend Mick Jones (of The Clash) and numerous other musicians are looking for ways to save it, and there’s a Facebook protest group too, but the odds of saving the 100 Club don’t seem too high, unfortunately. John Robb of Goldblade summed up on the NME website perfectly why this would be a great loss for anyone into punk rock. Continue reading