Second Skin Athens, Guide & Review
Second Skin Club opened its doors on a charming autumn night, on October 3 of 2008. 10 years later, the aim, the fire, the passion and aspiration remains the same: Organising the most cutting edge events, delivering their trademark Disappear Here Saturday nights while always booking the artists/djs/performers/bands that matter. Most Fridays and Saturdays, you will find both of their stages open (Main Floor and the atmospheric Red Room upstairs) with a wide variety of events, residents and special guest Djs hosting different kinds of sub-genres, in a venue as unique as the music they spin. Second Skin club arranges parties, contests and karaoke nights every Wednesday with free entrance and also provides top quality drinks.
George Fakinos manages and curates the club since day 1 (the man behind the idea, with a little help from John Mantonanakis though on the first 2 years). George holds a Dj history since the early 90s: He used to DJ in several clubs in Athens. In the late 90s, he started expanding his activities into promoting as well and he’s responsible for booking musicians like Brian Molko (Placebo), Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order), Kevin Matthews (Puressence), Mani (Primal Scream, Stone Roses), Neil Taylor (Mesh), Andy Rourke (Smiths), Barry 7 (Add N To X), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Danny & Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema), and many more as special guests in various venues in Athens. He has also arranges Torture Garden in Athens for 5 consecutive years and co-organised Fetish Ball.
Some of the bands that George has booked for gigs are The Mission, The Organ, Unter Null, Aesthetic Perfection, Calla, Xotox, Noisuf-X, Star Industry, X-RX, For Against, Expatriate, IAMX, FabrikC, Nachtmahr, Dirty Weather, Peter Hook & The Light, Suono, Incubite, Grendel, Detachments, Soap&Skin, Philm, Faderhead, Combichrist, William Control, Freakangel, Grausame Tochter.