Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Goodbye to the POD

You’ll find my piece in today’s paper on the closure of the POD complex here. In the feature, I’ve had a look back at the venue’s nearly 20 year run in the entertainment game, with a focus on how the …

Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 08:53

   

You’ll find my piece in today’s paper on the closure of the POD complex here. In the feature, I’ve had a look back at the venue’s nearly 20 year run in the entertainment game, with a focus on how the venues went from premier league dance clubs to live music venues. I also mentioned a couple of gigs which happened in the venue over the last 12 months such as shows by Janelle Monae, PiL and Lykke Li. I know there are plenty of other fantastic gigs (Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem and Jurrasic 5 to name three) and clubs (a crazy night with Carl Cox and POGO’s reign of giddy glee come to mind) which happened at the top of Harcourt Street over the years so feel free to list your memories in the comments below. Two footnotes: (i) the Django Django gig scheduled for Crawdaddy on February 23 has now moved to the Grand Social and (ii) the closure of the venues does not effect POD’s festival interests in the Electric Picnic, Body & Soul or Forbidden Fruit and the company will continue to promote live shows in other venues.

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