When I was younger I lived in London and frequently visited a small venue above a bar in Bayswater, a borough in west London. Usually we would go there to listen to Folk music: songs often complaining about the world we live in, criticising our Government or other country’s. The singers would perform their own self written songs or maybe more well known ones made famous by international artists. The venue was small, maybe the audience was 50-60 people.
You could speak to the performers, give them your thoughts. The atmosphere was very intimate and warm. People who went there really cared about music. They weren’t interested in dancing: they wanted to hear the opinions of the singers. They would go there to express themselves and give vent to their feelings. It was like a huge family, empathizing with each other and the performers. It felt like you belonged.
venue n. place
The band will perform as many venues as possible.
folk music 民俗音乐
traditional music that has been played by ordinary people in a particular area for a long time
criticise v. 批评
It will also criticise ministers for refusing to give evidence.
vent n. 发泄
She longed to be alone that she might give full vent to her sorrow and despair.