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

There are 34 events at this location

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Alien Tango

Behind Alien Tango and its surrealist vaudeville hides Alberto García, an artist from Spain who lives in London but whose antennas are directed to outer space from where he receives what he claims are the classics from a parallel timeline. Recorded with clunky instruments in different bedrooms, the helium infected crooner…

Thu 9 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7249 0810

Sat 25 Jul

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 26 Sep

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

And The Beat Goes On

(Photo ID Required).

Sat 29 Aug

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 31 Oct

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 28 Nov

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Annabel Allum

The singer-songwriter performs her material.

Thu 6 Aug

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 3 Oct

£8 / 020 7249 0810

Bananagun

Today Bananagun premieres the final track from their upcoming 7" "Crane In The Tiger's Mouth" via Surviving the Golden Age. Check it out here. Regarding the sunny woodwind centric single the band stated  "I guess sometimes you can feel like a fragile crane and the powers that be have got you in their jaw, you'll have to…

Wed 9 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7249 0810

Box And The Twins

Huge synth energy and a catalogue of dangerously dark-pop in hand, Cologne's Box and The Twins are headed to The Shacklewell Arms. This free ticket does not guarantee entry - please arrive in good time. This is an 18+ event.

Fri 21 Aug

Free / 020 7249 0810

Cassels

Future Perfect presents Cassels Plus Fancy Dress Party & Rats Eat Rats The Cellar - Oxford Saturday 7th October 16+ / 7.30pm / £6.50adv

Thu 8 Oct

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Cassels

A two piece band comprised of two brothers. Music for misanthropes and malcontents. 'a cathartic, adrenal shock to the system' - NME 'impressive, punk-tinged magic.' - DIY 'devastatingly direct, utterly unforgiving brutally confrontational and powerful beyond words.' - Upset 'Brutally poignant, entirely…

Thu 8 Oct

£8.50 / 020 7249 0810

Cassels

Punk rock band duo from Chipping Norton.

Thu 8 Oct

£8.56 / 020 7249 0810

Chemtrails

CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.

Sat 24 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

Clockwork W/ Mass Datura, Unexpected Gains, Cave Girl

This event was previously scheduled for 28/03/2020, but will now take place on 31/07/2020 MASS DATURA As a follow up to their recent release ‘Cats For Kings’, Mass Datura have just released the second video ‘Deformer 1988’ taken from their upcoming album ‘Wish Untitled’. ‘Deformer 1988’ was recorded with producer Nico…

Fri 31 Jul

Free / 020 7249 0810

Cowtown (free Entry)

This event was previously scheduled for the 6th of June 2020, but will now take place on the 22nd of August 2020. So happy to bring back Leeds legends Cowtown to the Shacklewell this June. They played with us a few years ago and it was incredible. FREE ENTRY on a weekend wassup.

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 020 7249 0810

Dance Yrself Clean

Dance Yrself Clean to the best new wave, post-punk and counter-cultural bands from the 70s to today. Expect to hear music from… This is an 18+ event.

Sat 4 Jul

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 1 Aug

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 5 Sep

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

…and 3 more dates until 5 Dec

Wed 21 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

Girls In Synthesis

London post-punk heroes Girls In Synthesis return to tour the UK in May in anticipation of the announcement of their forthcoming debut album. With a reputation as one of the live bands of the moment, hand picked for support to bands such as Slaves, Damo Suzuki, Bad Breeding and Wolf Alice, their incendiary shows are…

Fri 23 Oct

£8.56 / 020 7249 0810

Girls In Synthesis + Eric Random

INTERIOR PRESENTS: GIS / ERIC RANDOM

Fri 23 Oct

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Haunt the Woods

Alt-rock and folk four-piece from Cornwall, known for their vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyricism.

Thu 22 Oct

£9 / 020 7249 0810

Hickeys

Bad Vibrations is delighted to welcome the Madrid based four-piece Hickeys to Dalston's The Shacklewell Arms for a free show on 28th April 2020. Formed in 2017 and made up of Marta, Martina, Maite and Ana, they have a charismatic ‘glitter punk’ sound - lo-fi garage with a pop punk bite. Drawing comparisons to fellow…

Thu 24 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Hide

We are delighted to bring back Chicago's HIDE this October. Will support form Nation Unrest.

Wed 14 Oct

£13.20 / 020 7249 0810

Howard Kaye

(Photo ID Required).

Tue 13 Oct

£10.50 / 020 7249 0810

Thu 12 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

Isolated Youth

Isolated Youth were formed in a small coastal city north of Stockholm on the first of March 2017 by brothers William & Axel Mårdberg along with Egon Westberg Larsson and Andreas Geidemark. They have a new EP coming out this March on Fabrika Records. This is an 18+ event.

Tue 13 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

Kai Whiston

This free ticket does not guarantee entry - please arrive in good time. This is an 18+ event.

Tue 15 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Karma w/ Levitation Room

Karma w/ Levitation Room + Magick Mountain, Jellyskin & Magic Seas at Mabgate Bleach, Leeds - Wednesday 23rd May - 7pm

Tue 7 Jul

£11 / 020 7249 0810

Sun 14 Feb 2021

£11 / 020 7249 0810

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 11 Jul

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 8 Aug

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 12 Sep

£5 / 020 7249 0810

…and 3 more dates until 12 Dec

Selofan + Minute Machine

We will be hosting Greek electronic duo and Fabrika Records signees Selofan this May at The Shacklewell Arms. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required).

Thu 29 Oct

£14.30 / 020 7249 0810

Sex Cells Album Launch

Following the release of their debut album 'That's Life', synth duo Sex Cells will celebrate with a special free headline with support from post-punks I Am Lono and Pelicandy This event was previously scheduled for the 8th of May 2020, but will now take place on the 13th of August 2020. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 13 Aug

Free / 020 7249 0810

Something Leather's Ep Launch

This event was previously scheduled for 24/04/2020, but will now take place on 02/10/2020. Something Leather release their debut EP 'Midnight Reverie' through We Can Do It Records. This is an 18+ event.

Fri 2 Oct

Free / 020 7249 0810

The Starlight Magic Hour

Funky seven-piece from London and Manchester.

Thu 23 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7249 0810

Sydney Valette

Parisian electronic musician Sydney Valette will be heading over to London to play a FREE ENTRY show at The Shack. This free ticket does not guarantee entry - please arrive in good time. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 020 7249 0810

Wed 28 Oct

£6.60 / 020 7249 0810

Umut Adan

Bad Vibrations welcomes Istanbul's Umut Adan to The Shacklewell Arms for a free show on September 18th. While studying political sciences, Adan was frontman to various psychedelic bands and in 2009, he released his first 7” single (Gülerler Bize/Beni Seçtiğin Bu Yerde) to critical acclaim. The Wire Magazine described…

Fri 18 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Wax Machine

Bad Vibrations welcomes Brighton’s Wax Machine to our favourite Stoke Newington basement, The Waiting Room, on 14th May 2020. Clash Magazine has described their occupation of 'a space somewhere in the gaps where English psych-folk, sun drenched West Coast sounds, Brazilian Tropicália and spiritual jazz overlap. Powered by…

Wed 9 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

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