THE AITBF WEEKENDER (1st-4th)
Summer is almost here, so we're hosting a FREE four-day extravaganza of fun, games, barbecues, balloons, bands and cool clubs... And all running a little later than usual! The music has been programmed by Adventures In The Beetroot Field, with a little help from their friends Kicker Conspiracy, Blogger's Delight and No Pain In Pop.
AITBF WEEKENDER PART 1
Esser dj set
Oneman dj set
L-vis 1990 & Bok Bok (Night Slugs) dj set
Naomi// (Girlcore) dj set
Captain Magic (Peanut Butter Jelly Time) dj set
Tonight's DJ only P-A-R-T-Y kicks off proceedings in style, with DJ sets from some of the hottest clubs in London, topped off with a selection from indie-dance heartthrob, Esser. Expect an infectious melange of dubstep, funky, electro, rock n roll, garage, grime and cheese!
AITBF WEEKENDER PART 2
Fuck Buttons dj set
O Children live
The Lovely Jonjo (Durrr) dj set
Trailer Trash Tracys live
No Pain In Pop djs
Hanna Hanra & Princess Julia (P.I.X) djs
Upset The Rhythm djs
Part 2 of the weekender is an all day feast of leftfield goodness. One of the most exciting (and mind-melting!) bands in recent emory, Fuck Buttons, will be playing a DJ set of their influences, alongside live sets from some of the most exciting bands in the capital, including O Children and Trailer Trash Tracy's. Keeping the vibe rocking, shoegazing, krauty and indiefied, the decks will be rocked by Durrr's The Lovely Jonjo, the No Pain In Pop boys, the double headed P.I.X Magazine monster and the overlords of London;s alternative live scene, Upset The Rhythm.
(AITBF WEEKENDER PART 3) : BLOGGER'S DELIGHT PRESENTS : BEYOND THE WIZARD'S SLEEVE
Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve full 5-hour dj set
Stopmakingme (Kill Em All)
Casper C (Blogger's Delight) dj set
Skull Juice (Blogger's Delight) dj set
NikNikNik (Blogger's Delight) dj set
Always known for celebrating dancefloor diversity, Blogger's Delight will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary tonight with possibly their biggest curveball thus far. BTWS is the warped-balearic-psychedelic brotherhood of Erol Alkan and The grid's Richard Norris. At Blogger's Delight, they'll be taking advantage of the Lock Tavern's intimate, lived-in vibe and open-minded crowd of music lovers. With the able support of the eclectic Kill Em All / AITBF resident, Stopmakingme, and the unstoppable resident DJ triumvirate of Casper C, Skull Juice and teenage sensation, NikNikNik taking things into the small hours.
(AITBF WEEKENDER PART 4) : KICKER CONSPIRACY
Mike Bones live
This Is Music djs
Kicker Conspiracy djs
As a great end to a great weekend, hotshots on the horizon, Kicker Conspiracy, take control of the Lock for a less rambunctious, but no less thrilling evening of music. Three great live acts take to the stage, with the supporting DJs providing a spot-on cross-section of tall that's great in the London music industry.
DIE NACHT NETWORK
Barry 7 dj set
Sam (S.C.U.M) dj set
A new night hosted by a father and son team of musical die-hards, Barry 7 of Add (n) To X fame, and young Sam of psyche-rocking doom merchants, S.C.U.M. The playlist says it all - handbag house it ain't!
1) Michael Bundt - Just Landed Magic Touch
2) Amon Duul II - Archangel Thunderbird
3) Chris Rotter - she got the ring I got the finger
4) Frog - Psychomania
5) Spider & The Flies - Jungle Planet
6) Prey - Godsey Beat
7) Melba Moore - The Magic Touch
YOUNG AND LOST CLUB
Kurran & The Wolfnotes live acoustic
Celestial Bodies live acoustic
Lambrini Girls djs
Skinny Nick dj
Young and Lost djs
The Young and Lost Club has, since 2004, been a rite of passage for young indie bands, such as Jamie T, The Horrors, Jack Penate and the Noah and the Whale, some of whom have released early singles on the Young and Lost imprint. Tonight is a bit of a double header, with the country-rock infused sound of Kurran & The Wolfnotes complemented by the new incarnation of the brains behind the sorely missed Semifinalists.
THANK SHIT IT'S FRIDAY
Kristian Marr live
Danny Boy dj
Harry Smoke Fags dj
A new bi-weekly friday from the evil genii behind Sensible Sundays, whose good times simply refused to be confined to a mere monthly sunday. Designed to be as much as a social get together as an all out party, there'll be one exciting live act every time, along with indie-retro-party-whatever DJ sets from those that generally move and shake in Camden. Tonight it's the turn of local shleb, Kristian Marr, to tug on those teenage heartstrings.
Ben Trucker (Gucci Soundsystem/DFA) dj
Riotous Rockers djs
Alvin C dj
The definitive monthly rave-up at the Lock Tavern, ASBO is an exploration of cosmic sounds, techy grooves, seminal guilty pleasures and balearica. Tonight's special guest is known for a lot of things, one of which happens to be his ability to entertain a dancefloor, at any expense. He's been knocking about and making records with Disco Bloodbath lately, so at least a little of that magic must have rubbed off by now.
SENSIBLE SUNDAYS PRESENTS : JUNGLE FEVER
Elfred & The Uber Peas live
The Gary Knock Band live
Rod Hughes Junior live
Danny Boy dj
Tom Frog dj
We Smoke Fags djs
One of Camden’s longest running and hippest parties, Sensible Sundays has forged a reputation for shining a light on the best young indie talent around, uncovering the likes of Florence & The Machine, Kate Nash and The Holloways in the past. Expect a who's who of the north London rock n roll scene., with three fab live guests playing tonight for the price of none.
COMEDY NIGHT : THE ART OF BEING A BOUNDER
Joe Wells live
Ben Hayman live
Gary McNulty live
Andy Davies compere
Debtmonkey a/v show
Very Special Surprise Guest live
In everything amazing the lock tavern excels; music, people and general cool stuff. Now you can get the best free comedy in London.
Lock comedy productions proudly presents "The art of being a bounder...".
Tonight, we have stand-up from 20 year old OCD victim Joe Wells, Laughing Horse 'Best New Act' nominee, Ben Hayman, and the return of Gary McNulty and a unique 'real TV' comedy performance from our beloved Debtmonkey. Not to be missed!
EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL...
Taking it's name from a mind-melting short from the master, Herzog, EDSS is an audiovisual night coordinating a live DJ performance by Dawn Chorus, with screenings of various cult films, on our big screen. The hope is that the music, which could be anything from Bon Iver and Electrelane tracks to orchestral instrumentals, will complement the visuals.
Showing Tonight :
The Man with the Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov.
Olympia by Leni Riefenstahl
A selection of abstract animation by Norman Mclaren
BLOODY AWFUL POETRY
Bloody Awful Poetry is neither bloody nor awful. But there is poetry, mostly awful. And lots of music which is distinctly non-awful. In fact the music is rather great, taking in all manner of indie stylings from synth-pop and hip-hop to some good old rock n roll. Headliners tonight, The Outside Royalty, have been hailed as natural succcessors to Roxy Music, hailed by the likes of Radio 1's Colin Murray along the way.
THE SMALL DISCO
Gino Silano dj
The first man to ever play a record at the Lock Tavern, and the mastermind behind the most progressive pub iTunes in Camden, Gino makes a welcome return to the Lock Tavern this evening. With his eclectic mix of original 80s Punk Funk to Nu Age Space Disco and an arsenal of popular & leftfield beats to make you dance, laugh and cry with joy, you'll be begging for more come 1am!
LET'S HOLD HANDS
Ben Pistor (Disco Bloodbath) dj
Dave Oscroft (Bring & Share) dj
A blink & you'll miss it series of euphoric love-ins with Ben Pistor (Disco Bloodbath) & Dave Oscroft (Bring & Share). The top five gives a better idea of what to expect than my words ever could!
Neon Neon - Raquel
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
Leo Zero featuring Freddie Mercury - Message of Love
Rogue Cat - Magic Journey (Todd Terje mix)
The Aliens - Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath mix)
Nick Mulvey (Portico Quartet) live
Is Tropical (Ex Ratty Rat Rat) live
The Jacks live
Animal Mask djs
Presided over by Mystery Jets bass-man, Kai Fish, the Madhouse Collective brings together a wide array of talent, from music to stage design to graphics, and lets them loose on The Lock Tavern for an all day sensory overload session. It doesn't get much better than our headline act tonight, Nick Mulvey. As one quarter of Portico Quartet, he has a Mercury Music Prize nomination under his belt! We're also excited to witness the new incarnation of former Lock favourites, Ratty Rat Rat, now going under the name Is Tropical. Great stuff!
YOUNG & LOST + HOT CLUB
Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong djs
Sparky Deathcap live acoustic
Jamie Lee live acoustic
Darn Market dj
Hot Club djs
Young & Lost djs
The Young and Lost girls teams up with kindred spirits, Hot Club, for an extra special tuesday night party, this month. You'll know the special guest DJs, Joe Lean and the King Jang Jong, of course, but we also recommend you taking a listen to Sparky Deathcap and Jamie Lee, tonight's acoustic performers.
UFO PRESENTS : THE SENSUAL LAB
Ben Ufo dj
Ben UFO & Friends take you on a celestial journey through the soundscape of future's past, with a new DJ only monthly. Exploring obscurities from all corners of of the spectrum expect anything from Raw 20's Kentucky Mountain Music to Raging late 60's Psychedelia. All offered with optical experiments with oil & film. Come.
eARMUSIC PRESENTS : VOGE PAROCHIA
The Coolness live acoustic
I See Starlings live acoustic
Lail Arad live acoustic
Voga Parochia is a new label specialising in the hottest twee-scuzz-electro-folk shizzle you can shake a key-tar at. The bastard offspring of eARmusic and Kind Canyon records will be holding its second Lock Tavern club night tonight, with the unsigned brilliance of The Coolness, I See Starlings and Lail Arad performing live.
THANK SHIT IT'S FRIDAY
Beans On Toast live
Tom Frog dj
Danny Boy dj
Tom Guinness dj
Tom Beard dj
A new bi-weekly friday from the evil genii behind Sensible Sundays, whose good times simply refused to be confined to a mere monthly sunday. Designed to be as much as a social get together as an all out party, there'll be one exciting live act every time, along with genre-hopping DJ sets from those that generally move and shake in Camden. Tonight's live act is a bit of a secret, but rest assured they'll be making an indie-rocking sound of the highest order.
THE SMALL DISCO
The C90s djs
Formed over a mutual appreciation of disco beats, handclaps, cowbells, and vocoders, Jamie Paterson and Danny Ashenden are The C90s, two DJs who have rocked floors over the UK and Europe for the last two years. The duo's DJ sets have now moved on to providing remixes for the likes of Headman, Soft Cell, Late Of The Pier and Cut Copy, with their first EP due to drop very soon.
Promising one of our biggest parties of the year, expect great guests and a few surprises.
Previous live guests have included The Duke Spirit, Das Pop, The Magic Numbers... in short eclectic and of a very high standard. Please sign up to ClashMusic.com for info and keep an eye on the posters in the pub.
KICKER CONSPIRACY BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Special Guests live acoustic
Blue Roses live acoustic
Idle Lovers live acoustic
Kicker Conspiracy djs
It's a big month for Kicker Conspiracy, who return here to present the second of their special bank holiday Monday events. Favouring a sound which is as pleasing to hungover ears as any, the guests tonight include a headliner to be announced closer to the date, and the fantastic Blue Roses, who is known to her Mum Laura Groves. Idle Lovers round off their bill.
STRANGER THAN PARADISE DJ NIGHT
Ms Manray (Stranger Than Paradise) dj
The Lock Tavern's new regular taste of gypsy-klezmer-balkan madness is hosted by Ms Manray and the Stranger Than Paradise gang. This DJ-only affair is a great introduction to the emerging sounds from the East, and a riotous, boozy affair will always be the order of the day.
COUNTRIER THAN THOU
The Dials live acoustic
Tristram live acoustic
Bonanza dj set
We asked Resonance FM’s resident cosmic country king Bonanza what sort of people frequent Countrier Than Thou. He said: I get rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and most of the North London Amish community.
THE SMALL DISCO
British Males djs
Recent Time Out 'On The Up' guest stars, British Males are two misguided souls, each of whom believes the other to be the back end of the donkey. It could go two ways - either they bury the hatchet and conjure a delirious five hours of hoover bass, major chords and 12-part vocal harmonies or it turns nasty and you wind up dancing around in their guts. You pays your money, you takes your choice. Be strange, but never strangers.
THE SMALL DISCO
Stopmakingme (AITBF/Kill Em All) dj
AITBF/Kill Em All resident Stopmakingme and fellow Pure Groove honcho (and beef eater) Mr.Singleton, have been causing quite a storm upstairs in the Small Disco. Think the most amazing loft party you could imagine, albeit with the Bugsy Malone theme tune thrown in amongst the Born Ruffians, lost house gems, Esser, Lil' Kim and Fleetwood Mac records. Crate digging without the crates - and way more fun.
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME
Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) dj set
Buster Bennett (Nuke Them All) dj set
DJ Cooks (Yo Majesty Tour DJ)
Captain Magic (P.B.J.T)
Peanut Butter Jelly Time Returns to bring you another night that leaves you all licking your lips for more! While Captain Magic sprinkles her good old spiffing ghetto tech goodness with a bit of B-More badness over unsuspecting humans who know how to shake it down to the ground, Her friend Joe Goddard will be booty bouncing his way through the dance floor to behind the decks, alongside DJs from some of the capital's hottest clubs. This is going to be a special one!