Koko

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The Koko

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  • Address:

    1a
    Koko Camden High St
    London
    NW1 7JE

  • Venue phone:

    0870 432 5527

  • Venue website:

    www.koko.uk.com

  • Transport:

    Tube: Mornington Crescent

  • Map

    1. Koko
      • 1a
        Camden High St
        London
        NW1 7JE
      • 0870 432 5527
      • www.koko.uk.com
      • 51.53502,-0.13933

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Club NME

Pop and rock, Clubs

  • Critics' choice

A guitar-rockin' and electro session that attracts a huge studenty crowd, with live sets each week.

Club NME
  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sat Nov 29
  2. Koko
  3. £5
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Club NME

Pop and rock, Clubs

  • Critics' choice

A guitar-rockin' and electro session that attracts a huge studenty crowd, with live sets each week.

Club NME
  1. Fri Dec 5 – Sat Dec 6
  2. Koko
  3. £5
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Dan Croll

Indie rock, Singer-songwriter, Electronica, Folk, World

  • Critics' choice

Breezy beat-popper Croll headlines with tracks from his debut album 'Sweet Disarray'. Check out his moreish single 'From Nowhere', which aptly propelled him from obscurity into the big league last year.

Dan Croll
  1. Fri Oct 10
  2. Koko
  3. £12.50
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Einstürzende Neubauten

Noise, drone and ambient, Noise, Alternative rock

  • Critics' choice

'Collapsing new buildings' is the name of this legendary Berlin noise act, and they've got the music to go with it. Their early albums, made in a hollow concrete flyover, used construction and demolition equipment and metalwork to create thrillingly abrasive...

Einstürzende Neubauten
  1. Wed Nov 19
  2. Koko
  3. £27.50
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Étienne Daho

Pop, Synthpop, French music

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
  3. £17.50
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The Hold Steady

Indie rock

  • Critics' choice

Craig Finn's sweaty, blue-collar indie rockers continue to power ahead, churning through dark-hearted tales of hard liquor and long roads, tracking a path from The Blasters to Springsteen. They're back in London to blast out songs from their new album...

The Hold Steady
  1. Tue Oct 21
  2. Koko
  3. £18.50
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Hopsin

Hip hop

Hip hop and rap by the Los Angeles-based performer and producer, Marcus Jamal Hopson.

  1. Thu Oct 9
  2. Koko
  3. £15
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Jaguar Skills And His Amazing Friends

Hip hop, Drum 'n' bass and dubstep, Breaks, Clubs, Grime

  • Critics' choice

The DJ that looks like a ninja but rocks like a member of the A-Team returns to Koko tonight for a show full of his jackin' hip hop/electro mash-up live sets. Guests from his boldly named 'amazing' squad have previously included sharp-tongued rapper and...

Jaguar Skills And His Amazing Friends
  1. Sat Nov 22
  2. Koko
  3. £15
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Kid Ink

Hip hop, Pop and rock

Think you like tattoos? Not as much as Los Angeles-based rapper and much-played YouTube artist Kid Ink, you don't, who has pretty much run out of body space by his mid-twenties. Think vocodered rhymes and the bling lifestyle. And lots of tattoos.

  1. Tue Oct 14
  2. Koko
  3. £19.50 adv
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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
  3. £15
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Kosheen

Drum 'n' bass and dubstep, Electro-rock, Trip hop

The once chart-friendly D&B/trip hop/electro-rock trio from Bristol – Markee Substance, Darren Decoder and Sian Evans – are back for another London show, having returned to live performance earlier this year after a five-year hiatus.

Kosheen
  1. Thu Jan 29 2015
  2. Koko
  3. £20
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Kwabs

R&B, Soul, Electronica

  • Critics' choice

One of the best among the recent crop of soulful singer-songwriters specialising in electronic production, south Londoner Kwabena Adjepong brings his powerful voice and pulsating synths to Koko for his biggest headline show in the capital so far.

Kwabs
  1. Thu Oct 16
  2. Koko
  3. £10
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La Femme

Electro, New wave and post-punk, Rock 'n' roll

  • Critics' choice

Five unbearably cool Parisians proffer incredibly catchy, lo-fi surf-pop layered with subtly sweet female vocals. Fans of Yelle and Gainsbourg's 'Bonnie and Clyde' LP, look this way.

  1. Thu May 21 2015
  2. Koko
  3. £12.50
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Live

Alternative rock

The utterly unGoogleable US alt rockers return to London (without their original lead singer) to present new songs from their album 'The Turn', plus hits such as 'Lightning Crashes' and 'Lakini's Juice'.

Live
  1. Wed Nov 5
  2. Koko
  3. £25
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Lower Than Atlantis

Pop and rock

How low can you go? Pretty low if you're down-tuned Watford punk-metal band LTA, who play a headbanging Christmas ball in Camden tonight.

Lower Than Atlantis
  1. Mon Dec 8
  2. Koko
  3. £13.50
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Netsky

Drum 'n' bass and dubstep

The young Belgian D&B don gets nasty in Camden, dropping breakneck beats from his forthcoming major label debut.

Netsky
  1. Thu Nov 6
  2. Koko
  3. £16.50
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Rixton

Chart pop

No they haven't forgotten to put a 'B' on the front of their name – this boy band from Manchester are intentionally called Rixton. Why? It doesn't really matter, all you need to know is that they look like One Direction impersonating The Ordinary Boys...

Rixton
  1. Mon Nov 3
  2. Koko
  3. £14.50
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The Playground presents Leftfield + Model 500

Ambient, House music, Electro, Techno music, Clubs

  • Critics' choice

This storming electronic showcase from party pros The Playground features seminal dance crew Leftfield (they of classic electronic album 'Leftism') DJing, alongside the staggeringly talented Juan Atkins (pictured), playing under his spacey, retro-futurist...

The Playground presents Leftfield + Model 500
  1. Sat Oct 18 – Sun Oct 19
  2. Koko
  3. £10-£17.50
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The Rifles

Indie rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' roll

London's shouty indie rockers, whose skanking, fizzy and ska-toned punky pop nods towards The Clash, The Jam and The Specials, play a show with their recently reunited original line-up.

The Rifles
  1. Fri Nov 14
  2. Koko
  3. £22
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The Selecter

Ska

The 2-Tone Records veterans, still fronted by Pauline Black, keep on skanking. They're responsible for ska classics such as 'On My Radio', which they'll no doubt be cracking out tonight alongside their ace rendition of the James Bond theme.

The Selecter
  1. Fri Mar 27 2015
  2. Koko
  3. £20
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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.