The book isn’t out for some time yet, but thankfully there is a taster of what to expect from Dave’s own site.
According to that write-up, the book is a ‘passionate and authoritative’ history of significant venues and great nights out from past through to more recent years. It takes us on a trip from ‘vice-ridden Victorian dance halls’ to acid house and beyond, taking in jazz decades of luxurious ballrooms to mods in basement dives and the venues that were home to The Beatles, The Stones and the punk scene. Groundbreaking venues through to high street discos and everything in-between, not to mention the movers and shakers who operated in them.
384 pages in total, all of which should appeal to anyone with an interest in a night out. Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues is released on August 13th 2015, but you can pre-order a copy now. A hardback is £16.99, the paperback priced at £8.99.