Just read that the Ocean in Hackney has gone into administration and is now closed down.
More info at http://www.ocean.org.uk
This is really bad news, it was the largest independently run, not-for-profit gig venue in London, but it looks like it is no more.... Seen many great artists there in the last couple of years...Luciano, Abyssinians, Johnny Clarke etc etc etc..
But now its just the commercial places like the Islington 'Carling' Academy, where tonight I'm going to see The Skatalites
, that are left..