in Italy de
Conchiglie 23 Fiumicino tel
days: WEEK END
admission: from 23:00 to 24:00 free beer paying 5 euro
about rock nights: to be checked
Commercio 36 (Ostiense) tel 065747826
days: all, friday and saturday commercial rock
admission: 7.75 Euro women free entry until midnight.
venue: big, three halls with different kind of music, quite cheap
drink prices (5 Euro a pint of beer). Very good for 400 people gigs.
about rock nights: commercial night during
the week end.
18 (S.Giovanni) tel 0670496791
days: thursday (?), friday (gothic dark, rock, crossover, elettrogoth,
chemicals- Indastria), saturday (pop, soft rock, colege punk, chemicals,
revival- Rock Arena)-Starts at 22:30 Closed
admission: from 7.75 to 5.16 Euro drink included.
venue: about 500 people in, nice inside, nice lights, more or
less cheap prices for a disco (about 7000 L (3.62 Euro) a glass of beer)
about rock nights: Black Out started to organize,
since this last part of 2000, nice alternative gigs. That increase <
lot the opinion we have about this venue. The problem with the disco nights
is that 3 years ago they had the same tracklist of today. After 6 years since
the Green Day "Dookie" and the Offspring "Smash" issue, there's no reason
to dance only and always "When I come around" and "Self esteem". It is also
always present Marilyn Manson and the Prodigy (such a bore!!!). They never
put the 100000 new songs just issued, and also Pogopop (who's got no memory
at all), knows in advance the night track list as it were a wizard. We don't
want to say it's DJs fault, 'cause it seems that the owner doesn't want too
many changes: no news is good news. The people attending the venue is decreasing
& less alternative. We're sorry but it's no more the rock music "polar
star" in Rome, but there's anything else if you don't want to go to the social
communist centers. As Dexter said, a weekly customer of the venue, pogo is allowed again
on the dance floor.
tel 0682000959 www.brancaleone.it
days: always- Friday: AGATHA night (chemical, fusion, drum'n bass, acid jazz)
admission: subscribtion ( 3 Euro)
venue: Pogopop has seen better social centers but this one's
got a good concert hall & disco which can guest about 300 people in.
Cheap prices for drinking & food.
about rock nights: lot of electronic music, few
or no rock and roll. Well organized nights.
concerts here until 2 years ago: Blonde Redhead, Sophia, June of '44, Rachel's.
On friday there's the "Agatha" night, with DJs from Radio Città Futura.
Attended by alternative people.
prefer Drum'n'Bass, Big-Beat, Chemical. They have a lot of international guests.You
can check their nights taking their flies at the record shops or checking
their web site.
dell'aquila, 14 (campo de' fiori - via dei baullari/c.so Vittorio)
days: always-cocktails, snacks, shows, videos, vintage stuff...
admission: free entrance
venue: not visited yet
about rock nights: the evening cocktail idea
along with good music selection is very good and original.
Vecchia 42, (Appio) 0670305686
admission: you need a season ticket (4-5 Euro) + the night ticket
venue: quite big, 4 halls
about rock night: the organizers of this venue
have an old tradition of alternative rock music in Rome. Lots of historical
concerts were hosted in the old Circolo degli Artisti venue, now they moved
in this new building and Pogopop will check it very soon. Disco rock nights,
in the past, were not so good unfortunately. During the week end Radio
Rock organizes a commercial rock disco. If you like the average rock, accepted
also by the prerock generation, this disco is for you: the tracklist is always
the same, including all the rock hits which are in fashion since 4 years
in this jurassic capital. No chanches: from the abused "Should I stay should
I go" to japanese cartoon songs, till the 80th different version of
"Video Killed the Radio Star" etc. etc.
are into the real rock and truly punk and if you're not that kind of obsessed
who have fun always with the same music, well, it's not good for you to spend
a saturday night here, even if this disco's having a lot of success. We got
Libetta 3 tel 065728857
admission: you need a season ticket + ticket, depending on the night
venue: quite big, stage and bar in the same floor. Nice and good
about rock night: the venue has got a great tradition
always hosting good musicians and band. Check the schedule on the web site.
You'll find there also the video recording of the best Classico's gigs. At
the moment the Classico Village along with Radio Citta' Futura is organizing amazing gigs
with indies, high.pop bands as The Music, Ikara Kolt, Interpol... along with
alternative disco nights.
admission: you get in with a season ticket (5 Euro, but generally
in the other venues it is free), normal-high prices.
venue: quite big, classic slazy pub with tables and a little
central stage. Terrible acoustic.
about rock nights: ...
Sabelli 2 (S. Lorenzo) tel. 064958338
days: THIS VENUE IS CLOSED
admission: you get in with a season ticket, normal prices to
venue: medium size, about 200 people, with tables and a small
about rock night: THE DDT has been for 2 or 3
years (since the end of 1994 till the half of 1997) the meeting point of
the roman alternative music youth. True music lovers, antifashion and creative.
It has been the most beautiful rock-punkrock-britpop disco in Roma. There
were two nights, on tuesday (punk-rock,grunge) on wednesday (britpop
and rock) animated by very good DJs/music lovers. Every night a different
set of songs, even not known. Every time they could surprise the happy people
of the venue. Pogo were free and funny.
niddle of 1997 the venue changed in bad: why? People changed, music became
boring..... the end of a myth. Nowaday you can find at the DDT a rock night
on tuesday. Last year it was not so bad but the venue is on decadence, attended
by different (shitting) people. We don't know if it is still opened or not.
Funari 21A tel 0668805024
days: WEEK END
admission: drink included
venue: still to verify
about rock nights: the DJ Diego plays for you
'80s music, gothic, wave, industrial.... mostly for roman gothic people.
Ex Magazzini Generali
Magazzini Generali 8 bis tel. 065758040
prezzo: it depends on the show, generally low prices or free entrance.
venue: very nice, two leves, capacity about 200-250 people, beer
and drinks at good price
about rock nights: it depends on the scheduled
show. Saturday POPvenue disco with Fabio Luzietti & Andrea Esu DJs (Radio
Città Futura 97.7 F.M): indie, brit-pop, chemical beat sound
from 60’s to 90’s.
(Centocelle) tel 0621807855
admission: by subscrition (3,5 Euro)
venue: Forte is the most beautiful social center in Rome. It's
suggestive due to its location and structure (old military fortress). This
center should be attended by very good graffiti's painters as the walls inside
are very well coloured. It has got two stages, one for the winter in a big
room for about 300 people and one for the summer, on the outside with no limit
about rock nights: organizes their gigs here: from
MrT Experience to the Queers, from the Smugglers and Groovie Ghoulies to
Fugazi and hundreds more, and only due to this it's in the Gotha of the roman
music. Very good bands play here (Mano Negra, NOFX,Half Japanese).
1051 (near Grande Raccordo Anulare) tel 0666180110
days: this venue is CLOSED
venue: quite big, 1000 people, with balcony, it COULD be beautiful.
essential architecture & forniture, no posters on the wall, no writings,
no anything (we don't know why they don't improve this building. A little
bit of passion, damn!!!). But they have a great stage inside with beautiful
lights. Decent acoustic, no seats but the balcony.
about rock nights: saturday night is usually
opened by a band (very often, sadly, a cover band).
cover bands, unluckly, play a little bit more than they should do. They should
play 40-45 minutes, not more, except if the audience asks for more. Rock
disco is not that good here too as the songs and the track listing are always
old and repetitive. But why??? It's owner's fault even here or it's DJ's
fault (maybe they don't listen music at their home)??? Or they believe that
rock people is - lile a dinosaur - still into 5 years ago music?????????
In this venue tehre are less concerts than in the past and also not publicized
at all. This is the reason because there were 40 people for Grandaddies and
60 for H-Blockx (2 years ago they were 600). Is it so difficult to attach
10 posters beside the most known record shops???? Instead of selling them
at 1000 L each at the end of the concert attended by 60 people (not due to
the name of the group - that after are sad about roman audience - but due
to the fact that romans didn't know of their concert). Who organizes gigs
at Frontiera should know that when we told around that H-Blockx played (60
people, we just told you) everybody answered us: "H-Blockx played? And when?".
Hai visto Quinto?
admission: by subscription (2.5 Euro), drinks are cheap but limited.
A small beer bottle costs 1 Euro.
venue: it's a large ruined room near a park. No painting on the
walls, only politic symbols & writings. Classic social center, more lived
than well kept.
about rock nights: punk-hardcore-straight edge
concerts. Avail and Squirtgun played here. Organization is not so good. Guest
bands have to do by their own and they're penalized 'cause nights go on in
a totally anarchic way.
that "Hai Visto Quinto?" people should learn a bit more for more experienced
social centers. If you don't treat well the bands they will not come back
in Rome and this is a miss for everybody!!!
Heavy Metal Rock Cafè
Querceti 21 (Colosseo) tel 06 firstname.lastname@example.org
days: THIS VENUE IS CLOSED
admission: free entrance, you pay just during a concert, you can
eat and drink at normal prices.
venue: it is wonderful. It is the most beautiful alternative
venue in Roma. Huge, with megavideo, great stage in the middle. It is a pity
they are all involved only in Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Black Metal, Grind
progressive, Gothic and Speed...
about rock nights: until May 2000 the gigs were
organized by Baffo, the roman prince of Metal now we don't know. You can
consider it a very good Video Pub.
del Leopardo, Trastevere tel. 06
days: thursday and saturday
admission: 5 EURO
venue: still to visit it.
on the rock night: they have both hard-core nights
with international guests and concerts and sixties disco.
del Fico 3 tel 066879075
admission: 2.5 Euro -5 Euro it depends from the group playings. Normal
price for drinks (4-5 Euro)
venue: nice. The stage is on the right of the main door, more
or less a big pub with a stage, 100 people audience size. Mostly attended
by pretty fly pretending rockers.
about rock nights: everyday a gig but very few
are good.. mostly roman bands and one or two in a month an italian band more
or less alternative.
venue: still to check
about rock nights: live music: from classic rock
to punk. Dance floor for happy parties.
Lucani 22 b
admission: low quotes.
venue: nice and cheap
about rock nights: NO NEWS ABOUT THE VENUE
S. Francesco, Palestrina (50 Km SE Roma) on via Prenestina, tel 0338/7353486
there: from Roma, take Via Prenestina or Via Casilina, then you take the
Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A., the ring of Roma) and from there you can
take the Highway Roma/L'Aquila and exit at Tivoli. Otherwise you can take
the Highway Roma/Napoli and exit at S. Cesareo. When you're in Palestrina
you must go towards Museo-Tempio Fortuna Primigenia-Convento di S. Francesco.
days: always but close on Tuesday
admission: free but with ARCI card, quite cheap prices (beer 3-4
venue: very nice. Digged in the rock like a cavern, it's a nice
pub with a stage. Well organized, it's attended by rock people of this little
town and from other towns around and also from Rome.
about rock nights: we attended different gigs
here and they went well 'cause well announced with flyers in roman record
29 tel 067008040
admission: around 5 Euro or less.
venue: still to visit it.
about rock nights: no news about the nights
dell'Oceano Atlantico 271/d (EUR) tel 064747668
days: by program (see in record stores)
admission: it depends from the concert or the night.... beer 5 Euro)
venue: it's a place made for concerts. About 2000 can stay in
there, maybe more.
about rock nights: actually they organize concerts
more or less good, even if the most of them are from italian bands not so
good. About rock nights, it's very nice the "Toretta Stile" disco with DJ LuzyL e CorryX
generally on saturday night or before holidays. Lot of fun and full of young
people ...www.torettastile.com check it out.(5 Euro)
venue: it's a Sport Hall made for basketball or volleyball. All
the "great" gigs are made here.
Serpenti 32 (metro Cavour)
days: week end Stigmata e Coresect
admission: 5 euro included one drink
venue: still to check
about rock nights: well known gothic Djs.
admission: Free, normal prices to drink
venue: big, 4 dancefloors with several different DJs.
about rock nights: commercial music nights organized
3/a (metro Ottaviano) tel 06 39751163 Skorie Industriali
admission: free, cheap beer and food
venue: very post industrial, dark and metallic.....
about rock nights: very good music always
venue: to be checked
about rock nights: DJ AMPTEK (radio citta' aperta 88.90)
the resident DJ plays techno elektro metropolis music. International famous
DJs are hosted.
about rock nights: punk rock hard core nights
Transilvania Horror Rock Cafe'
del Val 13/A (Trastevere)
admission: free- you pay to drink
venue: horror atmosphere due to Dario Argento owner (famous italian
horror films director). The venue is big, lot of smocke, high volumes and
in classical horor style: skeletons, hanging bodies, blood, tombs everywhere.
Pictoresque place. The really boring thing is the loooooooong line you have
to do before entrance, with a stupid big guy that selects people witout any
alle serate rock: gotich night.
admission: 3.5 euro. low drink prices
venue: very simple.
alle serate rock: we don't like reggae hip hop
kind of music so we can't have an opinion about. Sometimes they organize punk
29 (Piazza Vittorio) tel 062283511
days: THE VENUE IS CLOSED
venue: very nice, even if it's too distinct the separation between
the dance fllor and the bar. In Pogopop opinion, this is the reason why the
people after the concert leaves the dance floor instead of remaining dancing.
about rock nights: historical gothic-dark wave
venue. But on friday there's the pop night, mostly sixties oriented and specialized
in intellectual brit-pop. You can find often here gigs for about 100 people.
Stage is really small but this avoid the audience dispersion. Velvet organize
also big attended gothic concerts but the bands need to play at the Alpheus
(Death in June for example). Check out its web site if you'd like to know
Testaccio (Testaccio), tel 0657300329
admission: by subscribtion 3,5 euro, beer 1.55 Euro, the bottle.
venue: at the back of the ex Mattatoio, it's better of the "Hai
visto Quinto?", but still far from "Forte Prenestino".
air concerts in winter too. Not good to pogo during gigs due to the stone
about rock nights: lots of concerts were organized
here, from Donnas to Dickies, till the historical fake of Rage Against the
Machine. Myth tells that about 20000 people came to Rome from the whole Italy
and island (and Pogopop saw them!!!) to attend the free concert of this crossover
group, cancelled 10 minutes before due to the stormy weather (????). A part
from this unforgettable story, concerts are well organized, even if the venue
Conciatori 7/C (Quartiere Testaccio)
price: 5 euro
venue: still to check
about rock nights: still to check
Monte Testaccio 22 (Testaccio, ex mattatoio)
price: 3-5 euro
venue: Open dance floor
about rock nights: no news about the venue.
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STATALE 63, GUALTIERI www.temporock.it
rock club in Italy! 5.000 people can be contained in this huge venue with
4 different dance floors: the central arena (ROCK- GRUNGE- CROSSOVER-SKA-
PUNK- ELETTRONICA), the SPAZIO PROFONDO area (deep space room): REVIVAL ROCK
60/70/80 HAPPY MUSIC, the AFRO ROOM: NEW AFRO STYLE- REGGAE- ETHNO- TRIBAL,
and a METAL ROOM with POWER- HEAVY- BLACK music. 6 BARs + fast food
and a pub. Price: 9.50 EURO (included a beer or a drink, the price is always
the same also if there are big gigs organized).
VELVET Via S.Aquilina 21 0541756111
Il Covo Viale Zagabria 1, tel. 051/50580
Poveromo di Cinquale
Baraonda Via Stradella 547, tel. 0585/807245
Babylonia 1 h. da Milano, A4 uscita Carisio, 45 min da Torino uscita
Maffia Music Club Viale Ramazzini 33, tel. 0522/922280
C.P.A. A1 uscita Firenze Sud
Pinarella di Cervia
Rock Planet Viale Tritone 77, tel. 0544/987423
Circolo ARCI Plan 9 Via C. Battisti 65F, tel. 0347/6962335
Bloom! Via Curiel 39, tel. 039/623853
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