Albert and Pearl
181 upper street, Islington N1 1RQ
0207 704 1070
FRIDAYS @ ALBERT AND PEARL
FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST
Expect to hear Indie and Electro billboard toppers with smatterings of the unusual and obscene along with funk, disco for a mish mash of fun party music.
FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST
Launching on Friday 12th August – Sarah Noonan presents a night of ethereal House, guaranteed to start the weekend with a statement, DJs on the night, Resident DJ Alessandra Dagos, Max Van Morrison and Tommy Evans.
FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST
Jim Sharpe spins his inimitable mix of old school hip hop, one hit wonders and the sort of tracks that all the other tracks want to be.
Every fortnightly Saturday
DJ Nights -
Saturday 6th August
Sunta Templeton - XFM
Dead Air Djs
Saturday 20th August
Hearts n Bones
Saturday 27th August
Partisan – The fortnightly event returns. Partisan presents premier party protagonists playing the finest new Indie , Rock n Roll , Electro, disco and smatterings of Hip Hop and Dubstep. Don’t worry our Djs have some oldies to throw in for good measure. Expect to be taken on a trip through musical history from the Sun Records stable to the emerging 60's sounds right through to todays most cutting edge new genres like Dubstep and Electronica. Don't expect a formulaic sound , Go Hard or Go Home. Partisan @ Albert and Pearl, Angels Alternative Afterparty.
Expect to hear the best new sounds from the likes of: Metronomy/The Horrors/Cults/The Jezabels/Friendly Fires/Foals/Tom Vek/Gang Gang Dance/OFWGKTA/Interpol/Arcade Fire/Sleigh Bells/Is Tropical/Crystal Fighters/Yuck/The Strokes/Factory Floor/Major Lazer/The Castells/Two Door Cinema Club/Grinderman/Pulled Apart By Horses/The Kills/Everything Everything/Tribes/The Vaccines/Crystal Castles/Jack Beats/Yuksek/Magnetic Man/Katy B/Justice/Dizzee Rascal/Giggs/Lil Wayne/DFA 1979/Daft Punk/Ghost Poet/Sub Focus/Nero/Engine Earz Experiment/D/R/U/G/S/Chase and Status/M.I.A/Skream/ To the best in old school from: Patti Smith/Richard Hell/Talking Heads/The Ramones/The New York Dolls/Iggy and The Stooges/Blondie/The Cramps/Wire/B52's/The Clash/The Undertones/Stiff Little Fingers/The Sex Pistols/Nirvana/Sonic Youth/The Ramones/Joy Division/Roxy Music/The Smiths/Echo and The Bunnymen/Elvis Costello/The Beach Boy's/Bob Dylan/Elvis Presley/Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins/Jerry Lee Lewis/Little Richard plus a hell of a lot more.........
Every fortnight at Albert & Pearl.
Promoter info: http://crumblelondon.wordpress.com/
SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST
Bon Bon is an exciting new production from your friends at Crumble. Mixing the old and the new, Crumble presents two floors of top quality music in a luxuriant pub at the posh end of Islington.
Future Classics in the Ballroom: Indie / Electro / Disco / Fun.
Modern Vintage in Pearl's Parlour: Surf / Rockabilly / Swing / Rock n roll.
Bon Bon is a two floored musical extravaganza at the Albert & Pearl, covering everything between hipster-electro and surf rock. Early 20th Century fancy dress is encouraged, so get that moustache waxed and get your best flapper girl outfit on (we suggest one or the other. Both together might make you look insane).
Upstairs will have a distinct retro-housparty feel, with proper Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Swing, Jazz, and classic old-time hits played across two delectable lounges with vintage sofas, fireplaces and chandeliers.
Downstairs in the Ballroom is where folks will dance and drink themselves into the future listening to the finest indie and electronic music. There’s a large open dance-floor, disco balls, custom visuals and a huge bar well equipped for thirsty hipsters.
FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST
Bon Bon get your bank holiday kicked off early with their fortnightly promotion – a rip-roaring, uncompromising, multi storey party with Indie/Electro downstairs and Rockabilly/Surf and Swing upstairs – not to mention Pearls curiosity room.
Bon Bon is the exciting new production from your friends at Crumble. The night is a mix of achingly hip new Indie music and invigoratingly cool old Rock n Roll and Swing. In the Ballroom, humans will proceed to dance and drink themselves into the future. Up the staircase, gentlewomen and scholars will regale one another amongst vintage furniture and paraphernalia.
We invite those of you with a taste for such things to dress from the early 20th century; you will compliment the upstairs ambience. For those of us stuck in the present, you can wear normal clothes.
? ? Future Classics ? ?
Metronomy, tUnE-yArDs, Sleigh Bells, Delorean, El Guincho, Hot Chip, Black Keys, Telepathe, Baths, Dirty Projectors, Wavves, Small Black, Arcade Fire, Delphic, Pantha du Prince, Memory Tapes, Daft Punk, Caribou, The Knife, Washed Out, Flying Lotus, Errors, Tame Impala, Phoenix, xx, Ceo, Sebastian Tellier, Best Coast, Panda Bear, Neon Indian, Micachu, High Places, Django Django, Drop the Lime, Friendly Fires, Tanlines, Two Door Cinema Club, Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
? ? Modern Vintage ? ?
Big Bopper, Duke Ellington, The Trashmen, Benny Goodman, Fats Domino, The Sonics, Bo Didley, The Kinks, Duane Eddy, Chuck Berry, Charlie Parker, Peggy Lee, Fats Domino, Elvis, Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Link Wray, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Stewart, The Chips, Rex Stewart, Artie Shaw
The perfect hangover cure, pints of Bloody Mary, Classic Film screenings and retro games consoles, guaranteed to cleanse the regret of the night before.
Albert and Pearl are used to hangovers on Sunday and the team on Upper St have come up with a solution to the scourge of venues that play last night’s tunes, allow children, and overcomplicate food that should simply say ‘there there’. A&P know you need sofas, yes they know you want to play video games, but no.. not for hours at a time with people in other countries, yes you want to feel like you’re at your mums, but no, she can’t make a decent enough cocktail for you to rationalise stumbling over four zones (and the rest) to have her ask you about work.
Come to Albert and Pearl, Get here and we’ll do the rest.
All Day Happy Hour
Bottles of beer from £2.00
Deals on shots
Jagerbombs and even bubbly.
Retro video games & boardgames. Buckaroo, Goldeneye N64 (really) and sofas so squashy you’ll struggle to sit up when its your turn at scrabble. Did we mention the local chippy? Its FIT! And the bar staff will even go there for you and drop your grub in your lap – get involved with a fishfinger butty and some curry sauce, it’ll sort you right out.
Retro Rehab – reclaiming Sundays and putting off Mondays for as long as we can’t remember.