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      Latest on covid 19 and our re-opening

      UPDATE 18TH AUGUST: We're pleased to announce we will be opening the shop on Saturday 29th August for the first Record Store Day Drop. This will be the first time we have opened since March. Whilst the bar remains closed for now we are working towards reopening in September with socially distanced gigs, hopefully more news coming soon.



      As most of you now know, from 4th July pubs will start to open again. Originally hearing this news we had planned to open as a bar and host seated shows consisting of live acoustic music, comedy or poetry on our smaller upstairs stage. However, unfortunately under the government’s guidelines for re-opening all forms of live entertainment will not be allowed (indoors or outdoors). We have always been a live music space and arts venue, that’s what brings people to Elsewhere! So with that in mind we don’t believe it will currently be viable for us to operate purely as a bar (especially with all the excellent seaside offerings available in our town). So, we will stay closed, for now! We really hope we can open the shop and venue again soon, and we will be in a much stronger place for it!

      The online record store is still running and things are mostly operating smoothly however we have seen a big jump in demand to online shopping so your order may take an extra day or 2 to ship than normal. Royal Mail are also having issues in certain parts of the country so your patience is appreciated. 

      We are also still offering free local delivery to those in Thanet.

      PS our #saveourvenues crowdfunder is still active >>

      Covid-19 Update and Official Statement

      We hope that you are all safe, well and are taking the required precautions in light of recent developments with the COVID-19 outbreak.

      An update on our events for March and April; due to the effects of Coronavirus and amidst a series of requests to postpone shows until later this year, we are currently in discussions with all of our venue partners, agents and artists about potential new dates. More on which, soon.

      The postponement of these shows, the economic precarity of the times and our own moral obligation to keep the most vulnerable amongst us safe has left us with no option than to close our doors for the foreseeable, thus throwing our long term future as a music venue into question.

      On behalf of the promoters and artists that we work with we would like to kindly request that those who have already purchased tickets to our now postponed events, to take the option to transfer these tickets over to the newly established dates as they become public knowledge. This would require no effort on your part only to confirm that you're happy for us to proceed with the transfer of your tickets that will remain valid for the new dates, should you still wish to attend.

      Although we would greatly appreciate the option of transferring tickets over to new dates being taken, it is, as ever our wont to offer full refunds at the point of purchase and we are happy to honour requests to do so on a case by case basis.


      Meanwhile we will continue to keep everyone updated with utmost transparency regarding more show postponements and rescheduled dates via our socials, mailing list and website.

      Finally and it goes without saying that this is the most challenging of times for everybody and with that we would like to extend a message of solidarity to everybody in our beloved community of music and art lovers, our local musicians and artists, our sound engineers, our bar staff, our local cafes and restaurants, fellow small music venues and small businesses, those who are working in the hospitality and health and social care sectors, the most vulnerable in our society who are most at risk, the new Mutual Aid groups that have mobilised in the face of frightening times that we are so far witness to. You are not alone in this and together we must unite to overcome the challenges of this uncertain landscape.

      Let's stay safe and look after each other.

      Team Elsewhere x

      Weekly Update

      The Menzingers, Lower Than Atlantis, Less Than Jake and Lame-O Records official UK Store.

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      Weekly Update

      Our Record Of The Week

      Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

      The rest of our recommended releases this week 


      Other News

      • We are very happy to be the UK Exclusive distributor for Mom Jeans debut album 'Best Buds'. You can pre-order the record now (to ship in April) on green w/ orange splatter vinyl. Pre Order | Listen

       And that's all for this week, the plan is to make this a regular post every Saturday so check back to keep up with everything that is happening at Monkey Boy Records.