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.


Saturday 12th November 2016 - 9pm - 3am

4th Edition of Jon Dabner's bustlin' new Stoke Newington Club Night features 2 top in-demand modernist DJs: Curtis Taylor (Dugout Soul Club/The Shakeup) and Guy Joseph (Ham Yard/Brighton Mod Rally). Two exceptional purveyors of quality soul dance music.

100% Original Vinyl: Rare & Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz, Motown & Boogaloo will be pumping through the Mascara Bar's ace 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.



Friday 11th November 2016 - 10pm - 3am

It's the final Hidden Door Club of the year!
Since we can't get enough of the nation that knows how to party, we bring you two Spanish guest DJs: La Gata Cris / BBC Xixon (Cristina) & Rubén.
Adding even more European spirit are resident DJs Suzie Greengrass & Sini.

Expect to hear the finest sounds of 60s underground on vinyl only:

13th Floor Elevators * Aorta * Blues Magoos * C.A. Quintet * the Denims * the Doors * thee Headcoatees * Hunger * the Electric Prunes * the Fabs * Five by Five * the 5 Canadians * the Gentlemen * July * Little Phil & the Nightshadows * the Liverbirds * Love * MC5 * the Misunderstood * the Monks * Morgen * Music Emporium * Music Machine * the Nomads * the Outsiders * the Poets * Pretty Things * Q65 * the Seeds * the Shangri-Las * the Standells * Stooges * the Strollers * Them * the Third Bardo * the Unrelated Segments * Velvet Illusions * We The People * Zakary Thaks an extra dose of Spanish 60s tunes!

Free entry & open until 3am - see you on the dance floor!


Saturday 5th November 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Hey everybody, it's time to shake your money makers.

We'll be bringing you some of the best tunes of jive, rock n' roll and rhythm and blues all night long. So don't forget your blue suedes and bring some spares too.



Friday 4th November 2016 - 10pm - 3am

Our noughties rock and roll club night returns to Mascara Bar on Friday 4th November. Expect to hear:

The Strokes
The Music
Kings of Leon
The Libertines
The Cooper Temple Clause
Arctic Monkeys
The Datsuns
The Cribs
The Rapture
The Von Bondies
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Le Tigre


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Every Tuesday - 1st November 2016 - 8pm onwards

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Sunday 30th October 2016 - 10.30pm onwards

*****NOW STARTING AT 10.30PM******









Sunday 30th October 2016 - 6pm - 9pm

Free Entry


Saturday 29th October 2016 - 10pm - 3am

Think about it glam-bangers…

There’s no better time to go glam-tastic than Halloween! So get glittered up to the max and be welcomed to my nightmare at The Mascara Bar on the 29th of October… FREE to get in as always (but you can NEVER leave).

DJs Alan Stardust (French Disko) and Natalie ‘Nat’s Entertainment’ Maria (Dolly Mixture DJs) will be laying down 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 28th October 2016 - 9pm - 3am


Uncompromising soul/dance music! Rare, Northern, Motown, Funk, Boogaloo, RnB delivered with flash, panache n peak soul power by Dugout Energy Company DJs Curt, Rich, Steve & Jon!

The Soul House on Stamford Hill is where it's at! Spend Friday Night and Saturday Morning at the fabulous, cosmopolitan Mascara Bar. Top sound system, wooden dance floor, great drinks prices, 3AM licence.





7.30pm Beach Coma

8.30pm Black Doldrums

9.30pm Soft & Whippy Jam Band w/ Hélène de Joie

10:15pm Sterling Roswell (Spacemen 3)

11:00pm till Late DJ Sterling Roswell

11:00pm till Late DJ Blackadder & Friends

11:00pm till Late DJ John the Revelator (Dirty Water Records)

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Thursday 20th October 2016 - 8pm - 10.30pm

Another SPECTACULAR line up for the fullest bodied comedy show in town - character, sketch and stand up, MC'd by nob end extraordinaire Liam Hourican...

who's on the bill?

In August 2016 she performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'Jen-Hur' which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A brilliant show and well worth a watch' - Arts Award Voice

Also came up with one of the best names for a show about dating ever, 'Love in the time of Collier'

One of the coolest cats ever - Joe is an occasional comedy writer and fledgling stand-up comic who co-hosted The Big Game poker show on Channel 5 in the UK. Joe now travels the European Poker Tour living off the teat of those who actually play the game and currently is the voice/co-presenter of Pokerstars on Channel 4. He also hates writing about himself in the third person. I really do.
“...Poker’s funny guy” – (BLUFF MAGAZINE)

One of our favourites here at Cabaret Sauvignon, Clovis returns for a third time with more fantastical adventures and tales of the unexpected

'Tania never fails to make me laugh out loud. I love the way she uses language and speaks in a funny posh voice. A real gem' - James Acaster

'She cuts daggers with sharp one liners' Glamour Magazine

These guys are brilliant - lightning quick and super original, they're in this year's sketchfest and destined for greatness. They are just back from Edinburgh for the 2nd time and gig regularly in London. They are Ben Pope, Alex MacKeith and Jamie Fraser.

Join these two self-professed idiots as they share their unique and anarchic take on our everyday existence. Marvel as they put their friendship and sanity on the line with their taboo busting character comedy, sharp sketches and chaotic clowning. Prepare to be entertained as these two hapless goons help you to accept the absurd and embrace your inner idiot!

a self publicist and egomaniac of very limited ability



Sunday 16th October 2016 - 6.30pm - onwards

A one-time all evening open mic special! Calling poets, singers, musicians et al. Come along and share your stuff with us.

Starts at 6:30pm and it's free.

The usual co-hosts will share the stage: Fran Isherwood, Nigel Burch and the Flea-Pit Orchestra and the Gaga Ladies.


Saturday 15th October 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Paul Michael Bowden and Sam Fennn will be joined this month by the awesome Michael Kelly of Douche Bag/ PINK GLOVE Fame!

We'll be spinning of the best in queer DIY, Queercore, 90's Alt/Britpop, Riot Grrl, indie, 60's girl groups, northern soul, 80's rock & synth pop.

Expect to hear things along the lines of: - Nancy Sinatra,
The Jesus and Mary Chain, ESG, Young Marble Giants, Pavement, Frank Wilson, Belle and Sebastian, Martha, Richard Hell, The Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, Lung Leg, Bauhaus, The Breeders, The Spook School, Pixies, The Cure, The Smiths, Kenickie, Pulp, David Bowie, The Show-stoppers, Talking Heads, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin, Suede, Placebo, The Kinks, Husker Dü, The Jam, Blondie, Patti Smith, Hole, Martha, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Generation X, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Franz Ferdinand, Sex Pistols, B-52s, They Might Be Giants, James, R.E.M, Bis, Nirvana, Wire, Sonic Youth... a load of good stuff you might not have heard of.


QUEER is held at Mascara Bar. A great, friendly venue with a good sound system, plenty of decent booze and FREE entry!

QUEER is a straight-friendly event so all are welcome! Remember to invite all your friends/allies to the event!



Friday 14th October 2016 - 8pm - 2am

(Ain't) Misbehavin' was born five years ago and has not really grown up since then. Still mischievous, still reckless, still more concerned with dicking around and getting drunk than doing anything useful with its life. Why change a winning combination?

We're not really doing anything to celebrate. But we'd love to see you there if you've ever been to one. We'll just be playing the usual great music: Swing, Blues, Jazz, Jump and other vintage vibes to make you shake your can. As it always has been.

This month our guest DJ is Tequila Mockingbird
After 2am we let you loose on the juke box

Fiver to get in
Free to get out


Sunday 9th October 2016 - 7pm - 11pm

Cowboy Crispy and East Lonesome Drifters present......

the debut gig of Western Swill pioneers THE ANTICRUST DOUGHBOYS (WITH STANLEY BAD)!

Stanley Bad's Anticrust Doughboys will delight and disturb you in equal measure with their selection of Light Crust Doughboys songs and dances, all painstakingly transcribed from their 1930s 78s (and then screwed up and tossed into the Garbage).

Stanley Bad (voice, fiddle & guitar)—Wot, no bongos?!—with Paul "St Eel" Seacroft (lap steel & guitar), Jerry Wigens (banjo & guitar), Roland Bates (piano & melodica) & Richard Lee (double bass).

FREE entry.

See you at the baaar.... Mascara Bar!


Saturday 8th October 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Following September's barn stormin' session Steppin' Out is back with its unrivalled mix of Rare & Northern Soul, Motown, 60's RnB & Boogaloo all on original vinyl!!

Ole Dabster's guests this month are Glen Goodwin (Hole in the wall soul club Stax Of Soul) a master DJ who needs no introduction to Northern Soulies + international prodigy Rory McCartney, a Clapton lad who's played venues all around the world, but itches to play the music closest to his heart in his own manor!

Admission is FREE to this great club venue - the sounds will be pumpin' from 9 to 3 full blast from a top sound system, there's a wooden dance floor (no talc please by order of the management!), great drinks prices and a friendly cosmopolitan crowd.


Friday 7th October 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Domestic bliss as Tim Wells and Jody Porter drop records for your dancing pleasure.
Reggae, punk, garage, soul, this and that.

No door pressure.

Late bar and toilets.


Thursday 6th October 2016 - 7pm - 9.30pm

Join us for another folk-rockin', freewheelin', floor-stompin' evening of bluegrass, country, americana and what not with Follow The Crows and guests.

Kicks off 7.30 and it's free entry - sure to be a good'n!


Saturday 1st October 2016 - 9pm - 3am
The Mysteries Five return to the Mascara with their mix of Surf, Hot Rod and Space Rock instrumentals, ably assisted by the northern angular pop of Fun City.
Followed by A.P. and Camsh playing the finest punk, new wave, electronic and rock hits of the early 80s till 3am.

The Mysteries Five + Fun City
2100: Fun City
2200: The Mysteries Five
2300: Punk, New-Wave, Electronic & Rock hits of the early 80s till 3am.


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