Reading Rooms

The Small Town Club - Reading Rooms Dundee

From 2002 until 2019, one club, the Reading Rooms, challenged Dundee's unfair reputation as the 'black sheep' of Scotland's major cities... Housed inside a former public library, with an exposed brick warehouse-style interior and furnished with original retro decor, the Reading Rooms was home to a tight collective of some of Dundee (and Scotland's) most exciting music promoters who presented an eclectic and diverse range of late night party offerings.

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reading rooms illustration by Mr Scruff

With a weekly programme crossing many musical genres including electro, dubstep, reggae, funk and soul, techno to hip hop, rockabilly, dancehall and beyond, this legendary venue was at the forefront of the Scottish underground clubscene.

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BLACKALICIOUS 'Hello Dundee' live acapella, Reading Rooms, Dundee, Scotland. October 2002.

LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY 'Come Go With Me' live @ the Reading Rooms 03/04/2003.

For more videos check out the Reading Rooms Dundee youtube page.

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This club reminds me of the best little clubs in Japan... and London, we're gonna have some fun tonight.

Gilles Peterson Worldwide/Brownswood Productions