Saturday 7th January 2017 - 8pm - 3am
Ooh look out, you rock 'n' rollers! Has it really been almost a year? Come celebrate the life and work of David Bowie with us at Mascara Bar!
★ Hélène de Joie performing burlesque to Cat People
★ She Rocola covering some choice Bowie numbers
DJs until 3am playing non-stop Bowie & related:
★ John the Revelator (Stoke Newington Music Festival, Dirty Water Records, Heatwave)
★ Lolo Wood (Ye Nuns, Joanne Joanne, MX Tyrants)
★ Sean Bright (Time Tunnel)
Plus more TBA. This is a Cancer Research UK fundraiser event, acts are donating their fees and we'll be shaking buckets on the night. So make sure you bring plenty of ch' ch' ch' ch' change! Sorry..
FREE ENTRY // LATE CLOSE // DRESS-UP & LIGHTNING BOLT MAKE-UP ENCOURAGED
Saturday 31st December 2016 - 9pm - 5am
Dugout Soul Club's Jonathan Dabner hosts a Bumper NYE Allnight Party featuring Soul Legends Glen Goodwin & Ian Jackson.
Once the Christmas malarky's done - it's time for some proper adult fun!!
OVO Rare, Northern & Club Soul, Motown & Boogaloo @ the gemstone Mascara Bar!
Come early stay late - dawn'll be breakin' on 2017 time ya leave - head buzzing with fabulous music n memories of a night spent with old & new friends.
The brilliant Mascara Bar does not hike drinks prices or charge exhorbitant admission fees - in fact there is NO DOOR TAX. This party's gonna be the best fun!!
Friday 23rd December 2016 - 9pm - 3am
Yeah 5 years since the Dugout launched in December 2011.
After experimenting with various venues we found our spirtual home at the legendary Mascara Bar in February 2013. Here the club has gone from strength to strength becoming an important fixture on Hackney's Nightlife Scene.
DJs Steve Sullivan, Richard Walker, Curtis Taylor and Jon Dabner - the mighty Dugout Energy Company - purvey the finest Rare, Northern & Club Soul, Vintage Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Motown & Boogaloo with Peak Soul Power!
Enjoy the finest music on a top sound system, dance on a sprung wooden dance floor, drink at a regularly priced bar, relish free admission & a 3am licence. More of good sounding time than the law allows!!
Thursday 22nd December 2016 - 8pm - 3am
Christmas knees-up and booze-up brought to you by Mascara Bar's favourite regular clubnights and DJs! The dream team:
★ Katia & Betty (BANG)
★ Nathan (Hard To Explain Club Night)
★ Sam Fenn (QUEER)
★ John the Revelator (Have Love Will Travel)
★ Janie Jones (Jump 'n' Jive)
★ Tim Wells
Expect all your favourites from 50s-00s (soul & glam & rock 'n' roll & ska & reggae & indie & new wave & post-punk) PLUS festive party classics
Punch, nibbles & other goodies for the early birds
FREE // 3AM CLOSE // CRIMBO DRESS UP & MISTLETOE
Sunday 11th December 2016 - 7pm - 10pm
The last monthly residency date of the year at Mascara Bar will be a very special one as the house band welcomes singer/songrwiter Danni Nicholls to our favorite honky tonk bar. Danni's new long-player "Mockinbird Lane", recorded in Nashville, has just been nominated for top Americana "Best UK Album" Award. How about that!
Danni grew up in Bedrordshire enraptured by the American roots, soul, rock, country and folk coming from her grandmothers music player. The American these influences now permeate her own brand of original music. Her newest record was recoded in Nashville with a team who have worked with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Tom Jones, John Prine, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello and many others. The same team, headed by producer Chris Donohue, created Danni’s 2013 critically acclaimed debut ‘A Little Redemption’.
Armed with her trusty, ‘weathered, worn and well loved’ Tanglewood parlour guitar, Danni tours far and wide honing her craft and wooing audiences. Her live shows have been lauded as “exciting, energetic and…totally absorbing” (Modernizeus.com).
We look forward to her gracing the Mascara stage. As always the night kicks of with a country vinyl DJ-set, guests on at 720pm with East Lonesome Drifters taking the late set from 830pm to 10pm. Free admission with collection for performers. See ya at the baaar.... Mascara Bar.
Saturday 10th December 2016 - 9pm - 3am
Time to party hard at Steppin' Out!!
Featuring ace guest DJs Manuel Lovisutti (Spoonful/The Shakeup) & Maharishi Hi-fi (Musical Fever/Back2BackFM) + Resident Jonathan Dabner
100% original vinyl: Rare & Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz, Ska, Motown & Boogaloo pumping through the Mascara Bar's superb sound system. The venue has a free admission policy & sports a wooden dance floor, regular bar prices, a 3am licence plus a truly mixed cosmopolitan crowd.
Ain't no better place to show your pretty face!
Friday 9th December 2016 - 8pm - 3am
SHAKE YOUR BONES FREE!! FROM ALL THE CRAZY THINGS HAPPENING ON THIS WORLD
One half of avant-garage group Midnight Mines, resident DJ at These Days and General Echo, Private Sorrow traces the lines between drone, techno and noise with his all vinyl sets!
The Noise/Vox Explorer
Paul Daniel Knowles:
The Dynamic Duo
London based duo of Shenggy Shen on drums & vocals, Christos Fanaras on keyboards. Shenggy Shen is a former member of Hang on the Box, China’s first all-female punk band. She has since gone on to establish herself a noise artist, as one half of the avant-duo White with Zhang Shou Wang, whose self-titled debut was produced by Blixa Bargeld. Her solo music has also been released on Noise Joy and Little Sound. Christos Fanaras has been performing under the name Jack Shirt since 2006 and has recorded and released 7 solo CDR albums on his own imprint Down Is Up. Alongside M.K. Hauser, Christos is one half of the project Masters both having previously played together in Agaskodo Teliverek. He also played bass and synth in Mothlite, drums in hypnagogic anti-band Temper Temper and keyboards/theremin in Moon Ra
Two maniacal distributor drivers, Dan BC, & Jon Aye ( ex - Lesbian Boys ) formed a band in between crashing their work's vans down London streets, met Chris P Mowforth in The Rochester Castle to talk about his time in Silverfish & their band, Lampost Gullivers having unfinished noise to make. Ideas were sparked for Chris’s brooding bass, Jon’s stick splintering drums, pinning up Dan’s dark, anarchical free verse. During a brief hiatus Chris Joined Hercules II to add his driving rhythms to the swathing instrumental storms they conjure, when he returned, GG arrived with him to complete Gutters sound, stalking us with his smokey effects laden guitar. We’re in the Gutters, we’re loud, & we’re going to be heard by the stars, the furthest stars away from this increasingly warped planet.
Demos here - https://m.soundcloud.com/
Free entrance to, well, everyone!!!!!!i
Every Tuesday - 6th December 2016 - 8pm onwards
Live music from 8pm 'til late
Get in touch on 07905151894 or www.lazychan.com
Sunday 4th December 2016 - 10.30pm onwards
*****NOW STARTING AT 10.30PM******
Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 9pm - 3am
BANG! is back on Sat 3rd December for an early Fuck XMAS party.
All your favourite tunes and people giving it the big fat middle one on the dance floor.
Free Entry as always!
Don't be a scrouge, be a FUCK YOU scrouge and come on down.
Friday 2nd December 2016 - 8pm - 3am
Come join us at the uber cool alternative Mascara Bar for our CD Release Party, Part 2 -- this time with actual CDS.
Doors open at 8pm, Music at 9pm. Live music ends at 11pm when DJ Lucky Cat, Zoe Baxter takes over.
Here's our soundcloud if you want to check us out:
You can hear DJ Lucky Cat on Resonance FM on Saturdays at 330pm. We are on the show on 5 Nov!
Here's Zoe's website: www.luckycatzoe.com
Be there. Be Wondermared.
Saturday 26th November 2016 - 10pm - 3am
It is time once more to Get It On and Bang A Gong!
Following a rollicking and jam-packed Halloween special, Cherry Bomb returns to The Mascara Bar for yet more high quality glam-banging action!
DJ Alan Stardust will be in China trying to convince the communists to incorporate glam into their manifesto, but you will be safe in the hard rockin’ hands of Jeanie Crystal (Pattern Party) and Oli Paget-Moon (of the supergroup Telegram) playing the very best in rock 'n' roll, power pop, glam and punk with banger after banger exploding in your face!
You can expect to hear: The Velvet Underground, Todd Rundgren, David Bowie, The Buzzcocks, The Stooges, Queen, Roxy Music, The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Thin Lizzy, Sparks, The Undertones, The Faces, ABBA, T. Rex, Blondie, MC5, ELO, Elton John, Elton Motello, The Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, The Clash and many, many more...
Friday 25th November 2016 - 9pm - 3am
More of good-sounding time than the law allows! Hackney's longest running soul club! Rare, Northern, & Club Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Funk & Boogaloo.
DJs Steve Sullivan, Richard Walker, Curtis Taylor & Jon Dabner - the Mighty Dugout Energy Company - deliver killer, floor filling dance tunes with flash, panache & peak soul power.
The legendary Mascara Bar - the soul house on Stamford Hill - sports a great sound system, wooden dance floor, regular bar prices, a free admission policy, 3am licence, plus a truly mixed cosmopolitan crowd - this venue's got it all!
Thursday 24th November 2016 - 8pm - 10.30pm
It gives me great pleasure to announce the fourth instalment of the delectable CABARET SAUVIGNON at everybody's favourite late night dive, the inimitable Mascara Bar. This month we are proud to host yet another spectacular line up of comedy stars of stage and screen.
Please come in your droves to see..
JON & NATH
CLOVIS VAN DARKHELM
...and perhaps that c*** they are now calling the US president... all this and so much more at the best character comedy night in town!
Sunday 20th November 2017 - 6.30pm - 10.30pm
There will also be an open mic.
Calling poets, singers, musicians et al.
Come along and share your stuff with us.
Starts at 6:30pm and it's free.
Saturday 19th November 2016 - 9pm - 3am
Live music and dancing from 9pm till late. Music from:
The Barbarian Horde
The Mysteries Five
Then we'll be dancing the night away to the very best post-punk, new wave, new pop, electronica and whatever else takes our fancy from the charts of the early 80s.
Friday 18th November 2016 - 9pm - 3am
The usual: Killer music. Good vibes. Hangover in the morning.
See you there xx
Sunday 13th November 2016 - 7pm - 10pm
Here at Drifters Central we are very pleased to announce that our friends The Comancheros will be back for a return engagement on our November date. If you have caught their set before you know that you will be treated to outstanding musicianship, silky vocal harmonies and all of this in a simple country bourbon cocktail of perfection.
The band were founded by Cyrus Hayley and Rudy Blu after many late night drinking jams and sharing of favourite tunes. The Comanchero’s brings together an outlandish group musicians dedicated to ensuring the spirit of country music is alive and well. Playing their own versions of such greats as Doc, Hank, Waylon and Willie....along with some fresh originals.
ELD will do a late honky-tonk set and take you up to live jazz at 1030pm.
FREE entry with donations for the musicians.
All starts at 7pm sharp with a country vinyl DJ set from Jonathan Shacklock.