Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Café Oto.

I've been meaning to post about Café Oto for a while. A laid-back café during the day, by night it hosts a brilliant roster of live music – jazz, folk, experimental – in an informal and intimate space. I visited a few Sundays ago to see a tribute to jazz drummer Steve Reid and enjoyed a really uplifting, special night of music. Situated in Dalston, it's sparse but cosy and serves a wide range of speciality beers, ciders and oddities such as Japanese whisky. It just has such a great vibe. Pictured above by day. And look what happens by night:


Far out. I've just booked tickets to go and see Sun Ra's Arkestra there. (Pictured above when they played in April.) Buy tickets here and see what else is coming up here.

[Pictures with thanks to DanMud and Alex Pink]

8 comments:

  1. saw Sun Ra at ATP and they were AMAZINg -80 year old dancing dude made me so happy!! Cafe Oto is a really lovely place, I saw Nina Nastasia there a few weeks ago :)

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  2. Cafe Oto is my new favourite venue. They do delish hot chocolate AND amazing cookies as well as all the ace booze (nice bottles of cider and ale)

    Love love love love it!

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  3. Sarah! Come along, we can jazz out together.

    Me too Kezza. I can't wait to go back. Lovely place, it reminds me of a place I went to in Brooklyn.

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  4. Looks like a great place! Love the photos.

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  5. I've been past here loads of times and never been in. I knew nothing about the live music. I shall be checking it out now! Thanks Caroline. Hope you're having a good week xx

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  6. Looks like fun! great pics! Japanese wiskey... hmm sounds daring lol!

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  7. I went there a few months ago to see some experimental music hosted by Resonance FM, such a great little cafe. And I was drooling over their Ercol furniture!

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  8. is v cool here- was most upset I couldn't get a ticket to see Olof Arnalds there, next time maybe

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