The intimate spot, which has also been refurbished, will welcome Avalon Emerson, Peverelist and Archie Hamilton in the coming weeks.
Though the upstairs bar will still be called Joshua Brooks, the downstairs has been rebranded and refurbished, fitted with new lights, a custom-built DJ booth and a four-point Void Acoustics soundsystem. (The old staging has also been removed.) For the first time in two years, the venue will run in-house events—titled Versions—as well as hosting external promoters. Versions launches on Thursday, January 26th, with an Ossia party headed up by Dan Shake, followed by Beeswax on Friday (Pinch) and Fella Cutie on Saturday (Krywald & Farrer).
Versions will launch its in-house series with Jasper James on Saturday, February 11th, before Kowton and Peverelist play all night at the second edition (in collaboration with Different Gravy) a week later. Other highlights from the coming months include Versions X Ossia with Avalon Emerson on March 3rd, Cult with Pender Street Steppers (March 10th), Boogie Nights with Lumberjacks in Hell (March 17th) and Archie Hamilton and Rossko at You&Me on March 18th. March will wrap up with two more in-house parties: Lobster Theremin (nthng, Asquith) on the 24th and ItaloJohnson on the 31st.
Tickets are available here on RA.
Jan 26 Ossia with Dan Shake Jan 27 Beeswaxx: Pinch/Drae Da Skimask B2B JD. Reid/Inka/ABC/.. Jan 30 Fella Cutie presents Krywald & Farrer Feb 02 Threads with Ruffhouse & Clarity Feb 04 Jody Wisternoff #Upcloseandpersonal Feb 09 Off The Record with Al Zanders & Big Miz Feb 11 Versions Launch Party: Jasper James Feb 16 We Want: Alix Perez & Fox Feb 18 Versions X Different Gravy: Livity Sound Feb 24 Haus22 presents - Metodi Hristov Mar 02 We Want x House of Flying Daggers: Think Tonk Mar 03 Ossia with Avalon Emerson Mar 04 Working Class Disco: Uvar (Sepp & Nu Zau) Mar 09 Pala Sounds with O'flynn and Glowing Palms Mar 10 Cult 2nd Birthday with Pender Street Steppers Mar 17 Boogie Nights 2nd Birthday: Lumberjacks in Hell Showcase Mar 18 You&me present Archie Hamilton & Rossko Mar 24 Versions X Lobster Theremin Mar 31 Versions x Submit: Italojohnson