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Buffalo Bar

After 14 years London's Buffalo Bar is being forced to close by its new owners

Delia Sparrow from the bar says:

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the imminent closure of the Buffalo Bar. We have been served a very short notice period from our new landlords, after being here for over 14 years. They remain undecided what to do with our space. It will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Make of that what you will.

So, after all this time, we will be hosting our final event on New Years Eve, 2014. This night will serve as a fundraiser for our full time staff, who find themselves without a job just before Christmas... For anyone wants to come down and say goodbye, now is the time."

Well done London developers.  Nobody needs small places for new bands to play, everybody only likes going to O2.  Suppose this sort of thinking is in line with Nicky Morgan's "art is pointless" stupidity. 

Lots of gigs I saw there stand out: These New Puritans, MIT, about a thousand Artrocker gigs, but especially Awful Sparks' final show:


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