Shacklewell Arms

Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
  • Telephone 020 7249 0810
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–3am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–midnight.
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  • Website www.shacklewellarms.com
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The back room of the Shacklewell Arms is the place to be for gigs, club nights, magazine launches and other events, seven days a week. Music-wise, expect unknowns to mingle with up-and-comers, for reasonable prices (often free; usually less than a tenner). Generally veering on the indie side, although Solange Knowles has manned the decks in the past.

The front room is a pub, with a big screen for football, a pool table and a wide range of ales and lagers to satisfy most tastes. Burgers are the meal of choice – the pub are working their way through 50 different burgers to represent all 50 states of America, so that's plenty of choice. There are also veggie options, hot dogs and sides.

Bus numbers 488, 236, 149, 76 all stop nearby, while Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction tube stations are about five minutes walk away.

Events at this venue

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24 Hour Party People (factory Records/haÇienda Special)

The Shacklewell Arms turns into a shrine to the sounds of the legendary Factory Records and the Hacienda with bags of dancefloor friendly post-punk, futuristic electro, 'Madchester' baggy and the ecstasy of acid house. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required).

Sat 26 Oct

£5 / 020 7249 0810

404

Blending hip hop, electronic textures and punk, 404 are heading to The Shacklewell Arms. Free entry, but they will be accepting donations to mental health charity SANE. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required).

Fri 25 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

All Bands On Decks: Elliot From Yak

We're excited to have Elliot Dawson, drummer of the brilliant YAK here for All Bands on Decks on Friday 15th November. The group will have just played their last gig of the year, so come and join them for an afterparty. Also check out their new EP, Atlas Complex, released on 1 November … FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT & OPEN…

Fri 15 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

All Bands On Decks: Los Bitchos

For our next instalment of All Bands on Decks - Friday night free parties where we invite some of our favourite bands to pick the music they love - Los Bitchos are up. Free entry all night, open til 3am. This is an 18+ event.

Fri 8 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

All Bands On Decks: Whenyoung

Whenyoung will be DJing for our All Bands on Decks series on Friday 1st November – Friday night free parties where we invite some of our favourite bands to pick the music they love. Free entry, open til 3. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Fri 1 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Automatic

Automatic is Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals). The band first met while immersed in L.A.’s DIY music scene and started jamming together in 2017. Once they started playing out, word quickly spread about their explosive live shows. They've become a mainstay on the…

Tue 22 Oct

£8 / 020 7249 0810

Avalanche Party

Avalanche Party is feral garage-punk rock & roll from the North Yorkshire Moors.

Wed 20 Nov

£10 / 020 7249 0810

Avalanche Party

Garage-rock outfit from North Yorkshire.

Wed 20 Nov

£10 / 020 7249 0810

Bad Vibrations Presents: The Shivas

Bad Vibrations are delighted to welcome The Shivas to the Shacklewell Arms in May. Tickets are £8.

Fri 6 Dec

£9.90 / 020 7249 0810

Bad Vibrations Presents: The Telescopes

OOF. Bring earplugs. The Telescopes (Official) tapeterecords.de/artists/the-telescopes One Unique Signal oneuniquesignal.bandcamp.com Thurday 24th August 2017 // Doors 1930 // The Shacklewell Arms // FREE ENTRY //

Thu 12 Dec

£16.50 / 020 7249 0810

Bcwc & Slow Dance Bday: Iv: Lineup Tba

The fourth instalment celebrating 5 years of Black Cat White Cat & Slow Dance. Lineups will be announced following each event.

Tue 17 Dec

£8 / 020 7249 0810

A Bit Of A Blur: Parklife at 25

Feeling Gloomy presents top Blur tribute, A Bit of a Blur as they celebrate 25 years of Parklife!

Fri 22 Nov

Cancelled / 020 7249 0810

Body Of Light

Body of Light is a dark synth-pop outfit comprised of brothers Andrew and Alexander Jarson. What began as a vehicle for their exploration of noise and sound has evolved into an established production over the last decade, as they continue to carve out their own style of complex, structured, and moving dancefloor…

Thu 7 Nov

£8 / 020 7249 0810

Broen

Oslo's Broen make smart and instant scandi pop that's thick with melody, percussive imagination, and genius lyrics. This is an 18+ event.

Wed 6 Nov

£8 / 020 7249 0810

Calva Louise

Grungey pop-rock trio from London.

Wed 4 Dec

£9.25 / 020 7249 0810

Dame Area

Barcelona duo Dame Area make incredible tribal wave, post-industrial, experimental, post-punk. This free ticket does not guarantee entry. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Fri 15 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Dance Yrself Clean

The clue’s in the title if you know your stuff. Counter-cultural dancefloor sounds from the 1970s to today. New Order, Factory Floor, Joy Division, Tame Impala and OBV LCD Soundsystem. Perfect for all of you funky, punky, arty types.

Sat 2 Nov

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 7 Dec

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 4 Jan 2020

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Ghost Car

With their tub-thumping, glam rock riffs having a touch of The B52s, with Farfisa organ and theremin, their Knight Rider synths fighting against punk rock guitars mixed with infectious high-pitched vocals sitting somewhere between Clare Grogan and Poly Styrene, this is Ghost Car. This free ticket does not guarantee entry…

Fri 22 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

The Halloween Ball 2019

Roadkill Records and Raw Meat once again team up for their annual Halloween party, complete with fancy dress competition, giveaways and a line-up of epic proportions; Birmingham garage-rock vampire motorcyclists Table Scraps, two-piece hardcore Frankenstein's rockers Frauds, demonic upstarts The Cosmics and the ghoulishly…

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

Hante. W/ SÓlveig Matthildur

Hante. is a one-woman project from Paris. Behind the synths, Hélène de Thoury is escaping the reality and facing her fears. Through her cold, synthetic and melancholic music, she reveals herself and offers deep emotions, mixing haunting darkwave and striking electronics. Experimental Icelandic electronic artist Sólveig…

Thu 28 Nov

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Hot Flash Heat Wave

San Francisco band Hot Flash Heat Wave rose to prominence in the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their 'Gutter Girl' music video, from their debut album Neapolitan, with its accompanying video eventually trending on Reddit. Love Thy Neighbour This is an 18+ event.

Mon 21 Oct

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

The Intergalactic Republic Of Kongo

Welcome to The Intergalactic Republic of Kongo. It's the state where we meet in sweat, blood and joy packed with sweet excess. Like nothing else they skillfully merge psychedelic left-field pop, synth lines, chanting refrains and more into their mind-bending and hypnotic sound. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 24 Oct

£6 / 020 7249 0810

Is Bliss

Indie-rock trio from Portsmouth.

Sat 23 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Is Bliss

Portsmouth based Is Bliss come to The Shacklewell Arms for a free show. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 23 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

L'eclair

We're delighted to welcome Swiss proto-groovers L'Eclair to The Shacklewell Arms. They blend carefully-crafted dancefloor funk and endlessly morphing Afro-Disco, Kosmische, and early House 70s influences. Their sprawling jams are best seen live. (Photo ID Required).

Sun 1 Dec

Free / 020 7249 0810

Loor

LOOR is Gwil Sainsbury’s first music project since leaving the mercury prize-winning band alt-j in 2014. Having grown up in the landscapes of Cornwall, Gwil was drawn to the name LOOR – a Cornish word for the moon/ praise/ deity. It is this animist worldview that informs the language of his music and visuals. Blending…

Mon 25 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Mamuthones

The band having originally taken their name from the death-masks used in rituals in their native Sardinia, now find themselves transcending their roots and undergoing a metamorphosis from mystical and ceremonial realms into a direct connection with the everyday, the personal and the political. This is an 18+ event. (Photo…

Sun 8 Dec

Free / 020 7249 0810

Mind Enterprises

Andrea Tirone’s Mind Enterprises is a dynamic and outward-looking alias, a shift that reflects his geographical journey too. Though he found his initial inspiration through his national heritage, in 2012 the 29-year-old fled in Italy where he was becoming creatively stuck in the somewhat insular alternative scene of…

Wed 30 Oct

£9.90 / 020 7249 0810

Muertos Album Launch

"Roadkill Records are very proud to be releasing a limited edition collection of B-sides and rarities from London's finest psychedelic groove-demons Muertos, and we're celebrating with an evening of completely free live music. With very special guests; superb prog upcomers Mangö, the Argentinian-Colombian psych outfit No…

Fri 1 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Mon 28 Oct

£6.60 / 020 7249 0810

Neon Waltz

Neon Waltz play The Shacklewell Arms on 7th December. (Photo ID Required).

Sat 7 Dec

£8.50 / 020 7249 0810

Nme's Ghouls To The Front: Poppy + Friends

It's the NME Halloween Party! For this special night in our Girls To The Front series, we celebrate some spooky women with a special free show by Poppy + friends. NME DJs will be spinning Halloween bangers from 7pm. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required).

Thu 31 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

NÜ Wavved

Nü Wavved is all about the best new wave AND post-punk and synth pop and everything in that late 70s to mid-80s golden era. We're talking Blondie, Talking Heads, a bit of Depeche Mode, Talk Talk and more. Big hair, but most importantly BIG tunes every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms. Expect: The B52's…

Sat 9 Nov

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 11 Apr 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

…and 5 more dates until 12 Sep 2020

NÜ Wavved

If you’re all about the best synth-pop, post-punk and (you guessed it) new wave stuff from 1978 to the mid 80’s, Merry Christmas. This gift is in the form of Nü Wavved, the club night dedicated to blasting out the previous on the second Saturday of each month. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 14 Nov 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 12 Dec 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

NÜ Wavved

Nü Wavved is a club night every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms. Dedicated to playing the best New Wave, Synth Pop & Post Punk music that emerged from 1978 to the mid-eighties. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 14 Dec

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 11 Jan 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£4.50 / 020 7249 0810

Petbrick

Petbrick is a shadowy duo which includes, besides Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, Johnny Broke), a rather celebrated fellow countryman of Deaf Kids, Iggor Cavalera. Petbrick use melting noise and crushing electronics over-grinding drum violence to end up with a festering pile of sonic terror that has to be heard to be…

Sat 2 Nov

£9.90 / 020 7249 0810

Pizzagirl

Quirky, ironic, 80s pop to darker and more brooding, European influenced electronica. No pizza to be seen though. Sorry. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Tue 26 Nov

£9.25 / 020 7249 0810

Psychic Lemon Album Launch with Dharma Bum And Roscoe Roscoe

Fishbowl Events are proud to present: Psychic Lemon Album Launch with Dharma Bum & Roscoe Roscoe 10th November. The Shacklewell Arms.

Sun 10 Nov

£7 / 020 7249 0810

Raw Power 2020

A righteous psychic celebration of sound and fury that draws together the cream of the underground, Raw Power draws on the fiery worlds of psychedelia, heaviosity, electronic innovation and avant-garde inspiration, from 2014 to 2019 saw visionary artists from across the globe converge on Tufnell Park to take part in…

Fri 22 May 2020

£64.74 / 020 7249 0810

Scared to Dance

Indie, 1960s pop, new wave and lo-fi.

Sat 16 Nov

£6 / 020 7249 0810

Scared To Dance: Guest Djs Withered Hand

Resident DJs will be playing The Cure, Belle and Sebastian, Talking Heads, Blondie, The Smiths, Alvvays, David Bowie, The Velvet Undergound, Pulp, Joy Division and more. Guest DJing comes from Dan Willson from Withered Hand. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 21 Dec

£6 / 020 7249 0810

The Shivas

For The Shivas, the live show has always been the thing. That thing being a bombastic, explosive and thoroughly communal live rock and roll experience, where barriers between the performers and their audience seem to dissolve into the sweat and sound. It’s the stage—or the basement, or the living room—that’s the Portland…

Fri 6 Dec

£9 / 020 7249 0810

Soundbath: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'lift Your Skinny Fists'

It's sound bath time at The Shacklewell Arms. This time you can experience Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Lift Your Skinny Fists like never before. This free ticket does not guarantee entry - please arrive in good time. This is an 18+ event.

Sun 3 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Two Tribes

Two Tribes are celebrating the release of their new single, Videodrone. Known for their raucous live shows, the London-based quartet are ready to bring their thrashing punk sound to The Shacklewell Arms. Support comes from Harry James (SC&P) and uh. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 9 Nov

£6 / 020 7249 0810

Whenyoung (dj Set)

Get ready for Whenyoung to take you on a journey when they DJ at The Shacklewell Arms. Expect indie classics and the unexpected. This free ticket does not guarantee entry - please arrive in good time. This is an 18+ event (photo ID required).

Fri 1 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Your Smith

Minneapolis native Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith), relocated to Los Angeles. (Photo ID Required).

Wed 13 Nov

£8.50 / 020 7249 0810

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