The Flowerpot prides itself on simply being a “musical drinking establishment.” Bottom line, they’re open every day, entry is always free, and there’s always one artist/band and one DJ performing each night. They love music and only have high quality acts gracing the stage. This eclectic venue is not only a great place to mix and mingle with hipsters and scensters from the UK underground, but an excellent place to find new music to support and spread.
That brings us to the night we saw Foxy Shazam at The Flowerpot. The intimate and very hip venue drew a big crowd, undoubtedly due in part to the fact that admission is free. There were certainly patrons that knew, or had at least heard of, the craziness that is Foxy Shazaam; and the ones who didn’t had no idea what they were in for.
We grabbed our drinks, grabbed a table, and began to wait patiently for the band to take the stage (an hour and a half after scheduled, so be ready to chill and enjoy your evening, totally worth the wait, trust us). Immediately the wide range of Londonites there began to chat us up, more than excited about the potential for a new discovery awaiting them around the corner. We assured them, they were in for quite the ride.
Foxy Shazaam (who had opened for Motion City Soundtrack the night before at the Underworld, and preparing to rock the Leeds Festival & Reading Festival in the coming days) pushed through the dense crowd to get to the stage, as a camera followed them. Lead singer Eric Nally and crew were going to put on a show, and they wanted documentation of it. Known for their incredibly entertaining, and incredibly weird, live shows, Foxy Shazaam did not disappoint even in the close quarters they encountered on the small stage at The Flowerpot. Pole climbing, shoulder riding, and cigarette eating all occurred amidst strange anecdotes and in-your-face, upbeat, downright rocking tracks. Everyone in the bar was dancing and clapping along to the sounds of the talented musicians. Ridiculous and awesome.
* Foxy Shazam will be back in the US touring in October. Check out the dates here.
After inviting a group of eight friends out to see Motion City Soundtrack at the Underworld in Camden, I began to worry about how the night would unfold. Would UK fans know about the American band? Would they care enough to pay for a live show? Would I drag my friends across the city only to arrive at a deserted venue? Find Out the Answers & More
Hello music lovers. Sorry for the absence of posts, news, tweets, and sweets, but C Note and I have been trying to settle into our respective homes for the next four months – in London, England. That’s right, from now through mid December, we will bring you all the latest music happenings from the US AND abroad, as we introduce the Sovereign Sound London Project.