Monday, 7 March 2011

What's Goin On: 7-13 March 2011

The week in London so far....

9 March:

Boom Shaka Lacka!
Barrio Central [basement bar]
6 Poland Street, Soho
Boom party a-come! Great tropical-themed bar with ace food and cocktails. The basement bar features a dancefloor, and a proper sound system! Music played on original chunky vinyl provided by Freddie Boom Boom (The Reggae Shack, London), Giordano Di Stasio (Tune Up, London), Giulio Veronese (The Right Track, Rome).
Free entry!
****Dolly says: Lovely weeknight out!

10 March:

The Blues Kitchen
Camden Town
This week it's Mardi Gras in New Orleans! And worry not that we are 5000 miles away from the Crescent City because we are doing our best to bring the festivities to London with the Roll & Tumble Mardi Gras special...
The DJ's will be spinning N'awlins Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Jazz whilst we have two tailor made live acts to bring some real Louisiana seasoning to the proceedings:
DOM & THE IKO'S - Piano led New Orleans R&B and Soul played in the traditional greasy, down home manner...
THE BRASS VOLCANOES - Authentic N'awlins style Marching Band taking to the floor of the venue to play Mardi Gras and Crescent City Anthems!
The live music kicks off around 11...
Free entry before 10, £3 after
****Dolly says: "The Blues Kitchen is a great soul venue....just don't go expecting proper soul food like your mamaw used to make and you won't be least they've finally added fried chicken to the menu. I'm such a southern food snob, really. Perhaps I should one day do a southern/soul food post???"

11 March:

Double Shot O' Soul
The Drop
below The Three Crowns
175 Stoke Newington High Street
N16 0LH
Get your soul kicks from the stage and from the 45s! At the new venue, new format Double Shot O’ Soul there is live music from AUNT NELLY (, celebrating the release of their debut single 'Never Gonna Sleep At Night' (Rowed Out Records). Support comes from hotly tipped Northampton five-piece THE FRANCIS JETTY (
This is followed by DJs Smart Phil & Mickee spinning the best music ever made: think Tamla Motown, Stax, Atlantic, northern & club soul and more to keep you dancing all night long.
£5 entry
****Dolly says: "Love it."

12 March:

Ham Yardies Springtime Special
The Britannia
Monument Street
****Dolly says: "Just get there at some point in the night. You won't be disappointed."

20th Anniversary MOUSETRAP 'Fuzz for Freaks' ALLNIGHTER
259 Seven Sisters Road
N4 2DD
We are very proud to announce the 20th anniversary of THE MOUSETRAP on Sat 12 March. 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. Tickets are on sale now through paypal @ £10.50 per ticket to or £12 on the door. 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.
****Dolly says: "It's so unfair that Ham Yardies and Mousetrap are on the same night. Decisions, decisions."

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