The Windmill is a pub and live music venue in Brixton, London, with a reputation for championing new music. The pub was built in 1971 for the adjacent Blenheim Gardens housing estate. It went through various phases of being a bar that attracted locals, bikers, the Irish community and by the end of the 1990s it was hosting DJs, poets and the occasional live bands. Around 2002 the Windmill shifted focus onto live music. Early gigs included a semi-secret double bill of Calexico and Kurt Wagner (of Lambchop) followed by a gig by The 5678s, just after they had appeared as the house band in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill 2.