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  • Address:

    Koko 1a Camden High St
    London
    NW1 7JE

  • Venue phone:

    0870 4325 527

  • Venue website:

    www.koko.uk.com

  • Transport:

    Tube: Mornington Crescent

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    1. Koko
      • 1a Camden High St
        London
        NW1 7JE
      • 0870 4325 527
      • www.koko.uk.com
      • 51.535021,-0.139297

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Benjamin Clementine

Blues, Soul

  • Critics' choice

Charismatic 25-year-old poet, pianist and affecting songwriter Benjamin Clementine hails from Edmonton Green, but was discovered while singing on the Parisian Metro. Thus giving him a chance to spread his heartfelt blues and deep soul vocals further ...

Benjamin Clementine
  1. Thu May 15
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £15
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Buttoned Down Disco

Pop and rock, Clubs

Overdose on this ever-popular indie/electro night that sees resident DJs Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler and co unleash rockin' electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, with a scattering of cheese and student party anthems.

  1. Sat May 3 – Sun May 4
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £10, free before 10pm (entry via invite...
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Buttoned Down Disco

Pop and rock, Clubs

Overdose on this ever-popular indie/electro night that sees resident DJs Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler and co unleash rockin' electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, with a scattering of cheese and student party anthems.

  1. Sat Jun 7 – Sun Jun 8
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £10, free before 10pm (entry via invite...
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Buttoned Down Disco

Pop and rock, Clubs

Overdose on this ever-popular indie/electro night that sees resident DJs Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler and co unleash rockin' electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, with a scattering of cheese and student party anthems.

  1. Sat Jul 5 – Sun Jul 6
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £10, free before 10pm (entry via invite...
More info

Buttoned Down Disco

Pop and rock, Clubs

Overdose on this ever-popular indie/electro night that sees resident DJs Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler and co unleash rockin' electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, with a scattering of cheese and student party anthems.

  1. Sat Aug 2 – Sun Aug 3
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £10, free before 10pm (entry via invite...
More info

Buttoned Down Disco

Pop and rock, Clubs

Overdose on this ever-popular indie/electro night that sees resident DJs Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler and co unleash rockin' electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, with a scattering of cheese and student party anthems.

  1. Sat Sep 6 – Sun Sep 7
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £10, free before 10pm (entry via invite...
More info

Buttoned Down Disco

Pop and rock, Clubs

Overdose on this ever-popular indie/electro night that sees resident DJs Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler and co unleash rockin' electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, with a scattering of cheese and student party anthems.

  1. Sat Oct 4 – Sun Oct 5
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £10, free before 10pm (entry via invite...
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Cate Le Bon

Pop, Folk, Psych and garage rock

  • Critics' choice

With her beguiling voice and bewitching psych-folk-pop numbers, Welsh singer Ms Le Bon is well versed in charming the pants off a crowd. She'll be aided tonight by new songs from her album 'Mug Museum', which was recorded in LA and informed by the death...

Cate Le Bon
  1. Thu Sep 11
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £12.50
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Chet Faker

Electronica, Soul

  • Critics' choice

That whole electronic soul thing you've been hearing a lot of recently? The splendidly named Chet Faker was ahead of the curve, releasing a woozy, bass-tinged, jazz-inflected, organ-based take on Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' way back in 2011.

Chet Faker
  1. Tue Apr 29
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £7.50
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Conor Oberst

Country, Indie rock, Folk

  • Critics' choice

The divisive Bright Eyes main man steps out solo, with a set that'll lean heavily on his new album 'Upside-Down Mountain'. He cloaks clever lyrics in sweet wooziness and stripped-back, piano warmth, but can also kick it with gritty, kick-ass rock and...

Conor Oberst
  1. Wed Jul 9
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. Sold Out
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Conor Oberst

Country, Indie rock, Folk

  • Critics' choice

The divisive Bright Eyes main man steps out solo, with a set that'll lean heavily on his new album 'Upside-Down Mountain'. He cloaks clever lyrics in sweet wooziness and stripped-back, piano warmth, but can also kick it with gritty, kick-ass rock and...

Conor Oberst
  1. Fri Jul 18
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
  3. £22.50
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Demi Lovato

Chart pop

From childhood actor starring alongside a giant purple dinosaur to double platinum-selling recording artist. It's a well-trodden route and one that former 'Barney & Friends' star Demi Lovato has nailed pretty well. Tonight, she brings her brand of sugary...

Demi Lovato
  1. Sun Jun 1
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £29.50
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The Enemy

Indie rock, Britpop

The once hugely popular Coventry indie hobbits return, touring their laddish and workaday chant-along tunes in preparation for a fourth album.

The Enemy
  1. Wed May 28
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £16.50
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Étienne Daho

French music, Pop, Synthpop

Since emerging from the rock scene of the ’80s, Étienne Daho has established himself as a leading light of French pop, with a dozen albums and a multitude of hits under his belt. In 2013 he released his twelfth LP 'Les chansons de l'innocence retrouvée',...

Étienne Daho
  1. Thu Oct 23
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £17.50
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Foxes

Categories, Pop and rock

  • Critics' choice

Louisa Rose Allen, aka Foxes, is the latest signing by NYC hipster label Neon Gold. Her sound is a gorgeous collision of yearning harmonies and glitch-fangled indie which should find favour with fans of Florence And The Machine and Marina And The Dia...

Foxes
  1. Wed May 21
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £12
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Fucked Up

Categories, Pop and rock

  • Critics' choice

Always blistering and uninhibited, the progressive post-hardcore crew from Toronto preview their upcoming album 'Glass Boys'. The new songs should be just as cultish, noisy and thrillingly subversive as their old stuff.

Fucked Up
  1. Wed Jun 18
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £17.50
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Gramatik

Dance, House, techno and electro

The sound of Slovenian producer Denis 'Gramatik' Jasarevic, who records for the Pretty Lights label and his own Lowtemp, is firmly rooted in big-room dance music – but he works it with more finesse than many, gliding between genres with ease. He's at...

  1. Thu May 8
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £12
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Guilty Pleasures

Classic rock, Clubs, Chart pop

  • Critics' choice

Abba. Junk food. Watching Jeremy Kyle. Thwacking dawdlers on the Northern Line over the back of the head with a copy of Time Out before running away, laughing manically. We've all got our guilty pleasures, and this hugely fun night celebrates the musical...

Guilty Pleasures
  1. Sat Apr 26 – Sun Apr 27
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £10 adv
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Categories, Pop and rock

  • Critics' choice

Tonight's a rare and very welcome trip to London for the Ronseal of rock ’n’ roll. NYC's scuzzy, garagey blues trio have been hollerin' and hootin' since '91, and brought the blues to the indie kids in style during their mid-'90s pomp.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  1. Fri May 9
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £20
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Kids In Glass Houses

Pop, Punk and hardcore

Alongside Funeral For A Friend and Bullet For My Valentine, Kids In Glass Houses have been one of several young bands tending the eternal flame of Welsh rock in recent years. They've just announced their split, so tonight there'll be emotional scenes...

Kids In Glass Houses
  1. Wed Oct 29
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £15
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Mac DeMarco

Categories, Pop and rock

  • Critics' choice

The fantastic guitar-toting Canadian soft-rocker comes to London. His debut album, '2', is full of wearily romantic, chorus-heavy jams, all tied together by his disaffected drawl and hazy lyrics.

Mac DeMarco
  1. Thu May 22
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £13.50
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Madlib + Jeremiah Jae + Kutmah

Clubs, Hip hop

Expert selector, free-flowing rapper, production wizard... Acclaimed Los Angeles multi-talent Madlib has many guises, and he pulls them all off pretty damn well. Hear him relay the tastiest of hip hop-heavy DJ sets tonight, with support from fellow underground...

  1. Sat Apr 19 – Sun Apr 20
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £19.50 adv, MOTD
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Memphis May Fire

Metal, Punk and hardcore, Rock 'n' roll

Throaty metal with moments of emo.

  1. Wed Apr 16
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. phone for prices
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Of Mice And Men

Metal, Punk and hardcore

The band who originate from California performs metalcore originals. With support from Issues and Beartooth.

  1. Fri Apr 18
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. phone for availability
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The Pierces

Categories, Pop and rock

  • Critics' choice

New York siblings Allison and Catherine Pierce return to London with their unique harmonic sound, equal parts folk, synth-pop, experimental rock and R&B. They've toured with Coldplay and released four albums so far: you'll hear songs from the fifth, 'Creation',...

The Pierces
  1. Wed Jun 11
  2. Koko 1a Camden High St, NW1 7JE
  3. £14
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A good venue for gigs but not so much for club nights.

Eleanor

I saw The Band Perry at the Koko club and it was a lovely venue, it is an old theatre with all the seating taken out in the stalls (I didnt see upstairs) and has a full bar at the back. The acoustics were very good, as were the Band Perry! Would recommend! I would like to go to one of their guilty pleasures nights and club nights soon!

Jimmytwigg

I agree. Not the most welcoming of places. As for the refit?? I used to go there in the mid 90's and I could not tell what they had changed since then?... Sticky carpets, awful toilets and grumpy staff. Regretfully, best avoided.

Dazbert

I don't get the idea here. It's a lovely building with an interesting layout, but they treat their customers like cattle. They charge insane prices for a can of appalling bitter emptied lovelessly into a thin plastic glass. Queues 10-deep at the bar. Events where the comperes verbally abuse people for needing the toilet while they're speaking (and I mean abuse, not joke about, Patrick Kielty). It's bad enough that you start to think, 'Well if you really don't want me here I'll leave.' You're just a commodity, being fleeced for as much as they can get away with. It's a shame, as it has so much potential. But it's top of my blacklist nowadays.