Yes, I Know They Stole the Name....
Put simply, the Cavern is Exeter's only club, or only decent club at any rate, which to my mind is the same thing. It's a legendary institution in the South West, and it doesn't take its duties as sole representative of decent live music lightly. It's pretty small, and under the ground (hence the name) but it's got a great vibe to it, and always astounds me with the range of high quality music it puts on. Though it has some set nights, the style of the day could be pretty much anything, and for a small club it manages to get some really impressive names to play. The food's pretty good and cheap too if I remember rightly.
It seems like every time I go back there are fresh rumours of the Cavern closing down, and thank god it hasn't happened because I can't imagine what would become of Exeter without it. [more]