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On this site you can find out what's coming up at the Reading Rooms and also get information on forthcoming guest DJ's and live acts.

There is free music and videos throughout these pages for you to enjoy - check it out!

Illustration by Mr Scruff

Coming soon: 
THE MOUSE OUTFIT (8pm, £12.50, 18+) - Friday 17th November 2017
Sub Club xxx Tour - HARRI & DOMENIC all night - Friday 24th November 2017
MODEL AEROPLANES - Wednesday 29th November 2017
All Good presents 2ManyDJs - Friday 1st December 2017
Book Club • CALL SUPER - Saturday 2nd December 2017
Hannah Wants presents PLAYground (Gates 10pm) - Friday 8th December 2017
R & R Concerts present VLADIMIR Live - Thursday 21st December 2017
Headway & RRP presents GARY BECK (Gates 9:30pm) - Tuesday 26th December 2017

Friday 17th November 2017

Fronted by UK hip-hop legend Dr Syntax and verbal acrobat Sparkz, this 9–piece band’s horn heavy and funk driven live show combines original grooves with medleys of classic hip-hop, b-boy and funk breaks spiced with jaw-dropping lyrical acrobatics. Their music combine lost classic sounds from the golden age of hip-hop, with soul, jazz and reggae influences.
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Sub Club xxx Tour - HARRI & DOMENIC all night
Friday 24th November 2017

Sub Club XXX celebrations continue with a special run of dates across our native lands. Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, Kilwinning, DUNDEE & Inverness…get ready!
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Wednesday 29th November 2017

Model Aeroplanes are a four-piece band from Dundee consisting of Rory (vocals, guitar), Grant (lead guitar, vocals), Ben (bass) and Kieran (drums, vocals). The band have been together in various incarnations since they were 13 years old and call themselves friends for life.
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All Good presents 2MANYDJS
Friday 1st December 2017

For a very special Guy Fawkes we've invited along someone that needs little (or probably no) introduction; Patrick Topping. This guy has propelled to the top of dance music royalty in the last couple of years with releases on every genre defining label there is, including: Hot Creations, Suara, Relief, Circus & ViVa, With his initially huge release of Forget a few years ago along, and his collab with previous All Good guest Green Velvet, voicemail, Patrick hasn't stopped for a minute releasing big tune after big tune.
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Book Club • CALL SUPER
Saturday 2nd December 2017

An extra special Book Club away from our normal end of month party. We welcome Dekmantel and Houndstooth regular Call Super to the Reading Rooms. Call Super is the primary moniker of Joseph Richmond Seaton, a DJ and musician from London who has quietly carved out his own place in the landscape of electronic music. Choice cuts pushing into techno he’s gonna feel right at home at our small town club.
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Hannah Wants presents PLAYground (Gates 10pm))
Friday 8th December 2017

Hannah Wants has unveiled PLAYground, a small capacity venue winter tour which will see her stop off in Birmingham, Glasgow, DUNDEE and Aberdeen. Her PLAY concept was established earlier this year, and saw the bass house DJ return to her dark, raw and authentic roots in music, incorporating evolved production and visuals. The PLAYground tour will be an extension of Hannah's intense venture into her musical vision.
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Headway & RRP presents GARY BECK (Bek Audio / Soma)
Tuesday 26th December 2017

Headway & Reading Rooms Productions welcome back Gary Beck to the small town club for another full on Boxing Day techno fest! Known and respected for his unique sound, he has gained support from the best names in the business and released music on some of the genre's leading labels, institutions such as Drumcode, Cocoon and Saved as well as his own BEK Audio imprint.
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2MANYDJS #tab2

Small town club

About us:
Since 2002, the Reading Rooms has been at the forefront of the underground clubscene in Scotland. Housed inside a former public library, with an exposed brick, warehouse-style interior and furnished with original retro decor, the Reading Rooms is home to a tight collective of some of Dundee (and Scotland's) most exciting music promoters who present an eclectic and diverse range of late night party offerings.

With a weekly programme crossing many musical genres including electro, dubstep, reggae, funk and soul, techno to hip hop, rockabilly, dancehall and beyond, it all promises to keep this legendary venue at the forefront of the Scottish underground clubscene. To further enhance your clubbing experience, the Reading Rooms is also home to a top of the range D&B sound system.

Mr Scruff - Reading Rooms - 19/11/2016

THE MOUSE OUTFIT - Friday 17th November 2017

Friday 17th November 2017
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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