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
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Dreamy, psychedelic and shimmering guitar-pop foursome from London.Psych and garage rock Fri January 30th 2015 - Fri January 30th 2015 FreeRead more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
Ultra-scuzzy lo-fi garage rock from the Love Buzzard duo.Psych and garage rock Sat January 31st 2015 - Sat January 31st 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
If you're after a scarily accurate replica of the classic ’90s shoegazing sound, Night Flowers are your four lads and a lady – even though none of them look old enough to have heard Lush and Catherine Wheel the first time around. It may be retro, but...Indie rock Fri February 6th 2015 - Fri February 6th 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Ian Watson and guest DJs deliver a wonderfully nostalgic mix of indie pop, northern soul, Motown and '60s heartbreak at this much-loved club night. After the closure of the Buffalo Bar, where HDIFTBL was located, the night has moved to a new home, Dalston's...Fri February 20th 2015 - Sat December 19th 2015Read more71 Shacklewell Lane London London E8 2EB
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
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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.