Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

 
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Best live venue
Call the Office

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The John Labbatt Centre may be drawing the big names to London, but Call The Office is the venue that has always been at the heart of the London concert scene. The Office, as it's frequently referred to, has seen a ton of cool bands hit its stage over the years. Even legendary names such as Radiohead and The Damned have graced the Office with their presence. For the most part, CTO hosts smaller shows, and it is a great starting point for talented local bands - many London bands have gained new fans from their repeated appearances. From chick-rockers Tegan and Sara to punks like The Subhumans, CTO is open to all styles and subcultures. The crowd is usually fairly diverse and the dress is casual, offering a nice break from Richmond Row. The atmosphere at the Office is quite intimate, with a small stage located in the back corner. There's plenty of standing room, but there are also booths for those who want to sit back and relax. In addition, CTO's outdoor patio offers a pleasant alternative to the smoky bar atmosphere. If you're looking to rock out for a night, but don't have the cash to spend on a big, John Labbatt act, check out one of the bands at CTO. There's something for everyone, and there's usually a show every couple of nights.
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-Megan O'Toole

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