The bjoux live back room still smells bizarrely of mould and the courtyard smoking area – complete with broken fountain and faded, crudely painted murals – might nix its chances of a Michelin star for music venues, but this down-at-heels gem is already an institution, just two years after throwing open its doors to a rampantly eclectic live music programme. The Shacklewell is usually crowded, but generally convivial, welcoming a hipster-ish crowd to gigs seven nights a week, plus club nights, magazine launches and after-show parties, all benefitting from a late licence. The studio next door ensures the patronage of a stream of local musicians and industry ace faces.
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71 Shacklewell Lane
|Transport:||Rail: Dalston Kingsland Overground|
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Label Mates III
A shedload of great independent labels each book a night at the Shacklewell Arms, adding up to ten days of underground and up-and-coming musical brilliance. Participating labels include Burger Records, Heavenly Recordings, Fuzz Club Records and Fierce...Alternative rock Fri March 6th 2015 - Sun March 15th 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
This much-loved club night was re-homed after the closure of indie haven the Buffalo Bar, where it spent a good few years. Now in Dalston's Shacklewell Arms, the dancefloor is still packed with dapper crowds who dig grooving to the wonderfully nostalgic...Fri March 20th 2015 - Sat December 19th 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
Koichi Yamanoha (formerly of Screaming Tea Party) performs psychedelic space-folk with acoustic guitar, effects pedals and a tape machine.Psych and garage rock Sun March 22nd 2015 - Sun March 22nd 2015 FreeRead more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
Edinburgh's Dan Wilson creates lovely, lo-fi indie/alt folk as Withered Hand. His tremulous, cracked tone carries overtones of Daniel Johnston and Adam Green.Indie rock Fri April 3rd 2015 - Fri April 3rd 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
Brummie stoner rock that’s surprisingly melodic and infectious. Think along the lines of a mellowed out Turbo Fruits.Pop and rock Wed May 6th 2015 - Wed May 6th 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
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Theft. Went to the Shaklewell Arms after a birthday meal. Left a bag containing gifts and bottles of Champagne with the security staff, who insisted it would be safe. On the return of the bag items where missing to the total of £60. Sadly the CCTV didn't cover this area. Not a great establishment.
Great venue/pub. But definitely not suited to the typical fuddy-duddy Time Out readers. (read below)
if i see this venue advertised on the ticket... i ain't going to the gig, bout sums up how much i like this place...
This place has some of the worst organisation I have ever seen: Despite buying a ticket & queuing for well over half an hour we were met with angry and clearly frustrated door staff. A man pushed in the que and started a fight with someone, they let him in. the staff were overworked and unhelpful: Even politely asking where the toilet was was met with rudeness. I would avoid this pub if you are looking for a safe and enjoyable evening out.