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XL's Rock Club (Birmingham)

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      04.06.2002 06:41
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      ive always wanted to go to xl's as im heavily into the rock/metal scene,well my mates talked me into going about 2 months ago and i have only missed one weekend since im basically hooked,everyone there is so friendly there is never really any trouble.the main room is probably the best its were they play all the most popular music and you should see the place erupt when drowning pool - bodies comes on,this is where i mainly stay but they have two other rooms,the 80's room plays everything from metallica,guns n roses to gary numan and bauhaus,then you have an indie room ive never been in there so i dont know what its like.ive heard they have live local bands on fridays but i only go saturdays cause i know a lot of people in there and we usually meet up on the afternoon at the flapper then all go to xl's. a good way to describe xl's is its like going to a friends house thats really big and just happens to play loud music,i mean they serve cans of carling how cool is that lol if youve never been before its at the top of broadstreet in the middle of the five ways shopping centre i recomend going if you like the rock scene

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        03.04.2002 16:54
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        I'm a big fan of Rock Music, and when one of my friends told me about XL's i decided to go along and see what it was like. From this moment I was hooked. XL's is pretty much the only club in the Birmingham area that caters for the Rock and Alternative scene, and it does this extremely well. Friday nights they usually have live local bands, but I have never been to any of these. On Saturdays however, they have the DJ's. There are 3 rooms in XL's - the main room, where they play all the popular metal, nu-metal, punk, and punk rock - everything from Mudvayne to Linkin Park to Greenday and Drowning Pool etc. Then there is the 80's rock room where they play, yes you guessed it, 80's rock - i.e Bon Jovi, Guns 'n' Roses, Iron Maiden etc. Finally there is the Indie room where they play indie and some pop, such as Wheatus, Ash and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers etc. In the Main Room there is usually a fairly good mosh pit, and everyone looks after everyone else so there are usually few problems. All this leads to there pretty much always being some music you like if you are into the ROck and Alternative scene, and therefore I always have a great night, as do my friends. I have even taken friends along who are not into rock, and they have enjoyed it just as much in the Indie room. They serve a few drinks, not a massive selection of spirits, but you can get the usual alcho-pops and beers - you can buy cans of carling for £1.50 and Newcastle brown ale for £2.90. The other drinks are usual club prices. The people there are mainly rockers, and if you are not used to coming to such places you may feel a bit intimidted to start with, but everyone is really nice, and you'll seldom have any problems. All I can say is go there and have fun - great night out, and not too expensive. Entry is £4 before 11 and £5 after, although if you ask the dj for a membership form on your first visit, a
        nd fill it out you can get a membership card which will get you a pound off each time you visit!

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