Well. I am biased to the East side. It’s closer. I’m more at home on the East side than the West.
I was scrolling down the Record Store day line up for Rough Trade East, as it was above the West side listings. Joe Gideon and the Shark and Caroline Weeks, pretty good. ‘Looks like I’m staying East’ was my first thought, as it’s so much easier than trekking West for Sky Larkin. I proceeded to scroll down the page.
I see Nat Johnson has been added to the West. I’ve seen her before and she was pleasant, not enough to sway me West though. I scroll down some more… Alessi’s Ark! WIN. Rough Trade West now has my complete and undivided attention.
Out of all the shops, East, West and Pure Groove, West is the most inconvinient. Pure Groove is 10 minutes walk. I’d like to see Patrick Wolf but I don’t fancy being crushed to death. East is 25 minutes walk away (at a leisurely pace, might I add) and also has the most artists on its lineup. West is a tube ride away, but Sky Larkin are great and Alessi is great too so I’ll get the tube over that way. Plan.
Come and join me at Rough Trade West, it’ll be fun! I’ve never been there before so I’m pretty keen to investigate it finally.