Posted May 20, 2013
This one’s a bit of a departure in some ways for BleeD, but then the opportunity to present a debut UK show for a truly unique artist who has been honing his craft since the freaky times of late 1970′s New York, doesn’t come along every day! We’ve waited a long time to witness Gary, now with a taut live band in tow, in the flesh. If you only go to one ‘happening’ this year, make it this one!
Posted May 17, 2013
The incredible HOLLYWOOD SINNERS have agreed to take their Spring holiday in Dalston this year! Serial garage rockers Dirty Water Club set the stage for another evening of balls to the wall rock n roll on Saturday 18 May.
Also on the bill are London classic punks The Ricky C Quartet, fiery guitar band The Plastic Pals and new all female band Ano.
Watch the comic book style video for ‘No Soy Bueno’ below.
Posted May 14, 2013
Be prepared for a killer garage night at The Shacklewell Arms this Sunday. Aliment coming from the sunny Barcelona will make you sweat with their punchy garage punk tunes. Akin to Jay Reatard, Bad Sports, Audacity, they’ll be performing here after a couple of gigs at The Great Escape festival in Brighton and before the Primavera Sound craziness starts.
Posted May 10, 2013
Posted May 7, 2013
Jonathan Toubin brings his world famous New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off to The Shacklewell Arms on Thursday 23 May. First prize winners will receive a pair of VIP Field Day tickets, with second and third places contestants winning a free Mother Clucker meal for two and tickets to see The 5678s courtesy of Dirty Water Club respectively.
New York Night Train’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off is North America’s most popular 21st Century soul party − by far playing to more people in more places and generating more capital than any of its contemporaries. The concept is simple – all night dancing to the wild original soul 45s of subterranean superstar NYC DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin and, in the middle, a dance contest judged by a panel of local personalities.
Recession-friendly mass entertainment with a low door price, the dance party/spectacle not only sells beyond capacity at home, but brings its excitement to domestic markets all the way from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and internationally from Tel Aviv to Mexico City – including former monthly residencies in New York, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Oakland, and PDX.
Also the Dance-Off portion features judges from every edge of music and culture from classic subcultural icons like Mike Watt and Jello Biafra, to rock stars Andrew Van Wyngarden (MGMT) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), to interesting cultural figures like Karla LaVey (Satanic Priestess) and Matt Gonzalez (Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate) to your favorite neighborhood heroes. Catch The Soul Clap!
Jonathan Toubin’s New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off
Thursday 23 May
8pm – 2am | £7 Adv
Posted May 1, 2013
Southampton based artist Tropics- aka Chris Ward – comes to the Shacklewell Arms on Sunday, performing as part of Dalston’s annual music and arts festival, Land Of Kings. Recently he headed in for an itdrewitself Music Rooms session to perform, among others, new single ‘Home and Conssonance’. Watch the video below and hear the session in full via soundcloud.
Posted April 30, 2013
The first weekend in May begins with the all female, all hip-hop and R&B thunderstorm that is Pageant. It’s free entry all night and you can expect tracks from the likes of Ciara, Janet Jackson, and Azealia Banks until 3am. Check out the photos from the Easter party here.
Posted April 29, 2013
Back in March, our friends SEXBEAT and LANZAROTE put on their annual SXSW showcase event in Texas with performances from Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Nu Sensae, Audacity, Virals Talk Normal and Vinyl Williams. Check out the highlight reel video above, directed and edited by James Burgess.
Posted April 29, 2013
This week one of electronic music’s most exciting talents, Amateur Best, will be performing at The Shacklewell Arms for the latest in a series of Field Day Pre-parties. Download your free ticket here.
Posted April 29, 2013
LA maverick Geneva Jacuzzi performed her absurd and flamboyant ‘Dark Ages’ for our second birthday party last week and some great images from the night can be seen here. A big thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us. See you again soon! Photo Credit – james-burgess.co.uk