Jam Series #1: Zigfrid von Underbelly

Part 1/50 of The London Jam Seriesfullsizeoutput_13b9

  • Location: Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton Square
  • What’s On: Awesome Blues & Burlesque
  • Date: 12 August 2017

For our first post in the Jam Series, I take you to Zigfrid von Underbelly in Hoxton Square.

“Zigfrid von Underbelly was born: a home from home eating, drinking and thinking establishment aimed at people who believe “free your mind and your ass will follow.””

This venue is quirky as hell and I absolutely love it. It’s got a crazy-a$$ back story about some polish/russian dude who went to Berlin in the 70s, ended up at Microsoft (?), fullsizeoutput_13bebecame part of punk life in London, and opened this “home from home.”  I have no idea how true it is, but it’s a totally entertaining story either way. Check it out on the website.

The show was fantastic.

In a nutshell, two guys played some blues, and two girls randomly came out during the songs to do some burlesque-y things.

Dipsh*t moment on my part — I had NO idea that burlesque was a more polite / old school style of stripping. I actually don’t know what I expected… but it wasn’t that. Helloooooo nipple tassles!!! It was amazing! Who doesn’t love boobs, let’s be serious.

Here are some pics I took from the website that are much better than the ones on my phone, and a few videos of the guys playing the blues. I didn’t take any videos of the girls dancing, that doesn’t seem right! Enjoy

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photo taken from Ziggys website
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photo taken from Ziggys website

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