>> So I've tested the grounds of The Shipping Forecast, our new supposedly 'hip' venue on Slater St and replacement for Flares.
Conclusion? It's quite cozy and familiar there. Feels like a B-version of the old Korova. Compact, a bit pub-like menu with a variety of medium - nd high-profile gigs on every month. They're also hosted some of the Sound City 2010 gigs with leads me to my latest blurbs about the Sleigh Bells gig last Thursday.
Here's the review for all those of you who missed it. A real shame!