Arggh! Nevermind Executive stalemate, Presidential elections, or the financial apocalypse, my Saturday nights have just been ruined. The legendary Skibunny club in Auntie Annies is to end after 11 years on 1 November. Easily the best playlist in Belfast and an excellent vibe is to be no more. I must have discovered more new music off the back of it in the last 6 months than from anywhere else. One offs are promised, but it wont be the same. Gutted.
But, really, its a good news story; international success and a new band have squeezed out the club:
In the last 12 months SKIBUNNY have DJ’d and played everywhere from Siberia to Glastonbury, from New York to Osaka – so we just don’t have the time to be able to run the club ourselves alongside everything else. Now that we have a UK booking agent as well we just feel that we cant give 100% of our time to the club, and if we haven’t the time to DJ at the nights then there’s no point in calling those events ‘Skibunny’ nights.’
Good luck to Mark and Tanya, and hopefully theyll continue to promote some bands around Belfast as theyve done in the past. For the curious, check out the MySpace page, and the mixtape on the website.