Thurs – A Love From Outer Space @ The Drop, Stoke Newington
Fri – Deptford Army @ Bunker’s Club, Deptford Boradway
Sat – People’s Picturehouse @ Secret Brockley location, Brockley
Sun – A Rhianna Birthday Special @ The Macbeth, Hoxton
Mon – Tango ngiht @ Cafe 1001, Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane
Tues – The London Particular, New Cross Road
Weds – Venetian Snares @ XOYO, Shoreditch
Prime selectors of the downright freaky and all out weird, Sean Johnston and Andrew Wetherall, get behind the buttons for their first clubnight of 2011. A Love From Outer Space explores music that runs between 80 and 120 beats per minute, flowing through a psychedelic blend of lights down disco, post punk and eccentric boogie that DJs promise will create a ‘hypnotic groove’. Space cadets and beat junkies should really check this out.
10pm – 2.30am / £4
You might think barmy armies only exist on the football terraces. Well, you’d be wrong. The Deptford locals putting on tonight’s rave up are way nuttier than any firm. Well, they might not be as ‘ard as the Millwall Bushwackers who reside down the road, but they’ve certainly got better music taste.
Anyway, that’s all a bit of a transgression. What you really need to know is that bass music crew Deptford Army are putting on a right knees up down at the Bunker Club, south east London’s most excellent night spot. Expect all kinds of low-end vibrations: dubstep, aqua crunk, drum n bass, electro, tropical house and everything in between. Heavy artillery indeed.
10pm – 3am / £4
Bet you didn’t know about the People’s Picturehouse! It’s a brilliant ad-hoc cinema run by a collective who love showing ace films on a Saturday night in a squatted space in leafy Brockley. Well, if you did know about it, then you can attest that they show great movies, make great home-made vegan snacks and create the nicest vibes possible. If you didn’t know about it, but are intrigued, read on!
This week the People’s Picturehouse shows a documentary about the late, great and utterly fantastic Hunter S Thompson along with the famous feature length adaptation of his prized psychedelic work Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s the anniversary of the Doctor’s death, so get out and toast the king of Gonzo journalism in fine style.
8pm / free
Loads of people in our office really, really, really like Rhianna. Loads of people around the world also really, really, really like Rhianna. If you are one of them you should know that today is her 23rdbirthday and the Macbeth are celebrating by putting on a night of all things Rhianna, including video projections, a life size cut out and a tribute act. Plus DJs playing loads of Rhianna tunes and songs about Rhianna and other music that sounds a bit like Rhianna. You might call it a Rhiannathon. Or a Rhiannafest. You get the picture. If you don’t like Rhianna you should probably stay at home and watch Antiques Roadshow.
8pm – 1am / free
Bored? Hung over from the Rhianna party? Want to get out the house? Coming down? Need a beer? Want a big ol’ halloumi burger? Fancy braving the crazy hordes in Brick Lane? Cafe 1001 as standard. The Tango night is on. Good boogie music, dance lessons, reasonably priced food, fun atmosphere. It’s a Monday. RELAX and get FUNKY.
If you haven’t been yet, make time and GO. It really does live up to the great reviews written on by all the local foodies on all the local blogs. The food is fantastic and you can watch it being cooked. The service is great and you ever feel rushed. And the space, while a little small, is cosy rather than claustrophobic. Well yummy.
OH GOSH. Venetian Snares are in town. Supreme abstract crazy noise specialist Aaron Funk comes to show XOYO what has made him so legendary. If you go to this your jaw will drop and your ears will fall off. So be warned. Aural thrillseekers will dig on it. Intrigued musos will also be blown away too. Venetian Snares’ mix of breakcore and classical music is intricate and awe inspiring. A definite adrenalin rush. Plus DJ Scotch Egg is playing too. Added bonus.
8pm / £11