No matter the venue, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time on a night out grooving away to live music. But if the gigs that stay with you are the small, intimate, tingles down the spine-type performances, you should give John Dee a try.
With a capacity of 400, John Dee Live Club & Pub is one of the smallest venues in Oslo’s live music district around Torggata square. It’s downstairs from big brother Rockefeller Music Hall, and across the square from even bigger brother Sentrum Scene. No prizes for guessing that John Dee therefore hosts the most intimate shows on the Rockefeller complex’s lineup.
A solo artist with an acoustic guitar can easily fill the little space with sound, while an indie band will engulf you with their music. It’s a great place to see up-and-coming acts that aren’t big enough to sell out the larger venues. The standing area is two-tiered so you’ll actually be able to see, and bar stools line the backwall if you prefer to chill out with a beer while taking your tunes.