Scream Lounge

Croydon Rocks – again!

Posted on September 7th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Richie Hudson serves up some tasty teasers for November’s two-day Croydon Rocks festival

Building upon the success of last year’s Croydon Rocks festival, organiser Richie Hudson has assembled another brilliantly diverse line-up for the upcoming two-dayer on 3rd and 4th November 2018.

But before the main event, Richie organised a taster gig at the Scream Lounge on 17th August, to showcase three of the featured bands. … Read More »

Event review: Croydon’s Joe Head releases a solo album and plays live at Project B

Posted on March 28th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

A new solo album by Croydon’s Joe Head and highlights from a talent-packed open mic evening

If you know anything at all about the Croydon music scene, you will have at least a passing familiarity with Joe Head. Chances are that you will have heard him at an open mic night in either Croydon or Carshalton, or if heavier music is your choice, you may have seen … Read More »

Two nights in Croydon

Posted on March 8th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

As the Croydon nightlife debate continues, a look at contrasting turnouts for consecutive weekend gigs at the Scream Lounge

The gig organiser’s life is not a happy one. Loads of work to do to get a line up sorted, and always there is the underlying question: ‘will paying customers come to the gig?’.

I think that a lot of it comes down to knowing the audience, … Read More »

Event review: Croydon Composers’ showcase at the Scream Lounge, Friday 27th October

Posted on November 10th, by Jayesh Vidukul in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s musical creatives take to the stage at the Scream Lounge

Croydon Composers is a pioneering music project intended to encourage cross-genre musical collaborations. Launched in September 2017 and delivered by Drum The Bass with support from Croydon Council, it selected ten participants then paired them together to work collaboratively. The works they are creating are being recorded, and were performed at Croydon International Mela … Read More »

Event review: Zara, Junkyard Choir and the Asif Outlaws play the Scream Lounge

Posted on August 29th, by Paul M Ford in Culture. No Comments

A mixed night of music at a Croydon venue that’s still going strong

With the nearby ‘The Edge’ having recently joined the long line of live venues in Croydon going dark and quiet, the Scream Lounge still stands proudly, if a little in the shadows, as one few places left in town to go to hear real music on real instruments played by musicians who give a … Read More »

Event review: ‘Bleed To This’ at the Scream Lounge

Posted on April 27th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Paul Dennis sniffs out fresh blood at the latest Bleed To This promotion at the Scream Lounge

Bleed To This promoter Mark Turner has a happy knack of attracting great bands to Croydon’s Scream Lounge, with the 1st April line up no exception.

Jackknife Seizure headlined this one, ably supported by Butcher In The Fog, Gold Phoenix and the always popular Trevor’s Head. Four bands for … Read More »

Event review: Scream Lounge hosts Screamfest 2016

Posted on September 5th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 1 Comment

Paul Dennis rocks out at Croydon’s Screamfest 2016

Straight off the bat I’m going to confess that I wasn’t able to attend all three nights of the Croydon Screamfest that ran from 19th to 21st August inclusive at the Scream Lounge. But at least I was able to get along to Saturday night’s ‘Bleed to This’ production, headlined by Kyrbgrinder, with heavyweight support from Tenyson, … Read More »

Tenyson, a three-piece band that’s far from ‘Ordinary’

Posted on January 22nd, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 1 Comment

Paul Dennis shoots the breeze with Croydon band Tenyson

I like the Croydon festival thing. Food, music, comedy, community – all are celebrated far and wide within the borough. I try to support these events as much as possible, and along the way you do bump into some regular faces, people of the same mind.

That is how Croydon band Tenyson made a blip, and then … Read More »

So what if Fairfield Halls closes for two years – I’m glad

Posted on January 7th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 22 comments

Jonny Rose refuses to eulogise the potentially departed Fairfield Halls

News that the Fairfield Halls is due to be closed for two years of renovation has seen many in Croydon enter into paroxysms of grief reserved usually for dead relatives and relegated football teams.

My own response is less “Oh no”, and more “So what?”.

Rather than being a death knell … Read More »