Here's the weeks events for London's beautiful people....
Kai's LIVE & LET JIVE
Ronnie Scott's Bar
47 Frith Street
Soho W1D 4HT
Get hip to the tip, lads and ladies! EVERY FIRST THURSDAY it’s time for KAI’S LIVE & LET JIVE – your monthly 40s & 50s party featuring queen of the vintage vocals Kai Hoffman and her fabulous felines Kai’s Cats! Featuring tunes by ‘King of the Jukebox’ Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Kai’s jazz-b...ased boogie shuffle, rhythm & blues is sure to float your boat - so grab a cocktail, dig that jumpin’ jive and dance the night away! You can dress up or dress down, drink champagne or have a burger plain, be frisky and get risky with Kai’s Cats!
*CANDY*PRIZES*DANCE FLOOR*LIVE MUSIC*SWING*JUMPIN'JIVE*KITSCH DECORATIONS GALORE*PRIZES*SMILES*AIR CONDITIONING*COCKTAILS*GREAT FOOD*GLAMOUR
Sponsored by Vivien of Holloway – the best of 40s & 50s reproduction clothing making the world a more glamourous place.
JIVE CLASS at 7:45pm and LIVE BAND at 9:15!
DOORS 6PM. BAR TIL 3AM
ENTRY ONLY £5/£8 after 11
****Dolly says: "Kai and I have lots in common...we're American, we love vintage, and we both have our hair done at Nina's Vintage Hair Parlour...which is where we met. She's lovely, as is the Sponsor, Vivien of Holloway...gorgeous repro retro!"
Below The Three Crowns
175 Stoke Newington High Street
London, United Kingdom
‘Happening’ has now established itself in London as the grooviest place to sample the delights of the Shindig! universe. The leading magazine for ’60s and ’70s music, in conjunction with Sweet but Deadly Promotions, have made a corner of Stoke Newington, The Drop, their own little subcultural haven, inviting the best band’s and DJs to stoke the sonic fires. Come meet, greet and party with like-mind...ed souls ’til your head explodes with delight! Plus you can pick up copies of the quarterly Shindig! tome, plus it’s sister publication, also entitled Happening.
Live Acts (from 9pm):
Headliners this month are garage beat maestros THE MASONICS (http://www.myspace.com/themasonics), with an equally exciting supporting cast of Chester’s blues twangers THE SUNS (http://www.myspace.com/00thesuns00), London/Nottingham fuzz-trio ULYSSES STORM (http://www.myspace.com/Ulysses storm) and opening things up for us is folkpunk singer AL BAKER (http://www.myspace.com/alandhisguitar).
The Acid Gallery DJs Phil Istine, Nico & Charlie Salvidge will spin your world via ’60s/’70s dancefloor psychedelia, garage, beat, and general rock’n’roll wondermints!
****Dolly says: "Start out here, end up at FB Park."
MOUSETRAP R&B ALLNIGHTER
259 Seven Sisters Road
Finsbury Park N4 2DD
We are very proud to announce the 20th anniversary of THE MOUSETRAP on Sat 2 April. Twenty years at the same venue with the same owner is a rare achievement in the fickle World of club land. To celebrate this momentous occasion we will give everyone who attends a free 45. The owner will also give a free beer, glass of wine or shot to all customers who arrive before 11.30pm. Huge thanks to the regulars and thousands of visitors over the years who have attended and will testify that Mousetrap generates an atmosphere like no other. The basement venue with kicking sound system and lots of nooks and crannies is perfect for an underground club night, but don’t just take out word for it come and grab a piece of the action.
DJs: Filippo Liti (Italy), The JJs & Yann Vatiste (Va Va Voom)
Tickets are on sale now through paypal @ £10.50 per ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org
£12 on the door
****Dolly says: "NUTs night....which is ALWAYS a good thing! If it were me, I'd head to Stokey for early drinkies and then get to on over to this before 11:30!" ;)
Lucky 7 Club
Rhum Jungle downstairs at Cottons
70 Exmouth Market EC1R 4QP
Lucky 7 - New Breed R&B and Popcorn Club.
Hosted by DJs El Nino & Scott Charles.
Well, we had a great night in January and were very pleased to have Linda 'Popcorn' Couldstone as our guest DJ.
Sat Feb 5th we are joined by DJ Slim from Italy.
EXPECT HOT FLOOR FILLING 45s ALL NIGHT!
9.30pm til 2 am
£5 before 10.30 and £7 after.
The Munroes Play The Grove
2 Morden Road SW19
Ravens in Paris
Doors open at 8pm till late.
£5 on the door
****Dolly says: "If you're on the other end of LDN, go see my mate, Rob, and his band, The Munroes. You'll be quite glad you did."