The best things are free
FreeCLUBBING @ T-bar, 18-22 Houndsditch, Al- dgate, London, EC3A 7LP
Monday – Sunday With a new lo- cation that takes you downstairs into a decent sized main room and upstairs for an even larger bar area, it’s free all week except Friday and Saturday (after 11pm £8) and has attracted some big names to date.
@ The London Fields, 137 Mare St, London, E8 3RH Sundays
8pm – 2am Disco Bloodbath’s Da- mon Martin, Daniel Shepherd and weekly guests take this gastropub to new levels with disco, techno, electro-pop, new wave and indie beats.
@ Cargo, 83 Rivington St, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY Fridays
7pm – 3am ‘Eat Your Own Ears’ = popular weekly freebie with contin- uous genre-hopping line-ups.
FreeMUSIC @ Bar Uno, 4 Inverness Street, Camden, NW1 7HJ Wednesdays
9.30pm – late DJ Younis dishes out favourite tropical flavours, funky house, electro and hip hop.
@ The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, London, N1 6LP Wednesdays
8pm – 1am A free weekly Wednes- day band night where special guest DJs play party sounds.
FreeART Our capital leads the world when it comes to free art for the masses. Among the best: Natural History Museum, Impe- rial War Museum, Museum of London, British Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery and the V&A.
@ The Albert & Pearl, 181 Upper Street, N1 1RQ
A weekly comedy show fea- turing 15 new acts on the open spot.
@ The Source Below, 78
Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 9TY
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8-9pm Watch contentious New York comic Lewis Schaf- fer go from unlovable loser to alpha male winner as he per- forms his social and political satire with funny-bone self- destruction. Free entry with a voluntary collection taken at the end.
tion that precedes it. Reasonably- priced drinks go hand-in-hand with a great crowd that mixes local east- enders and trendy Shoreditch cat. Expect to listen (and sing along) to a massive range of music - every- thing from ‘70s pop songs to new popular indie tracks.
@ The Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA Monday – Sunday
10am – 6pm Kicking off its 40th anniversary celebrations with the ‘Modern Moral Matters’ exhibition by the veteran British artist Richard Hamilton, expect a plethora of the artist’s political works and use of multiples.
@ The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN Monday – Sunday
10am – 5pm Artists such as Tit-
ian, Rembrandt and Hals exhibited alongside a superb collection of porcelain, furniture and gold boxes - probably the best to be found any- where outside of France.
FreeKaraoke @ The Birdcage, 80 Colum- bia Road, Bethnal Green/Old Street, E2 7QB Fridays & Saturdays
9pm-3am A little saddened and lost without X-factor’s coming to an end? Fancy yourself a bit of a Frank Sinatra or Paloma Faith? Why not keep the song alive at this quintes- sential English pub with a reputa-
FreeCABERET @ The Retro Bar, 2 George Court, Charing Cross, WC2H 6HH Sundays
8pm‘Marvellous Musicals’ is host- ed by the unique Myra DuBois with not just musicals, but a dash of show tunes and other delights.
@ CellarDoor, Zero Aldwych, London, WC2E 7DN Tuesdays
9pm – 1am Champagne Charlie hosts this New York-styled open mic session for cabaret, musical and jazz singers.
THE GUESTLIST NETWORK | APRIL 2010
T ONTHS OP NIGHTS M LAST
Ed Banger Record’s 7th Birthday Bash @ The
The uber-cool French electro label certainly knows how
to throw a banging birthday bash. Boasting a ridiculous line-up plucked from their own DJ elite, this was a night of epic proportions. Those lucky enough (or keen enough) to get in, witnessed slamming sets from SebastiAn, Breakbot and Fake Blood. But label owner Busy P smashed it hardest of all with tune after massive tune, seam- lessly mixed into a wonky wonderland of world-class electro. Throw in the impec- cable organisation, sick sound system, crazy laser shows and super-friendly crowd, and this one’s bang on track to go down as legendary.
Metalheadz has a new home, Cable. The venue gave the
night the justice it deserved, with an amazing soundsystem and big vibes throughout. DJs S.P.Y, Instra:Mental, Bailey, Goldie and Spor all gracing the decks in room one and Icicle, Bailey and The Beat Assasins playing alternative sets in the bar. Ed Rush came on and tore the place apart, the tune selection was exactly what was needed for a Metalheadz night. However as always headliner Andy C arrived and something special happened. He played a set for the heads that knew, pulling out old classics mixed with newer rollers which went down a treat, the whole club was jumping, and Andy certainly looked like he was enjoying himself! Amazing night, won’t forget it for a long time.
Renegade is a night for those who know, quite a niche take
Tranzmission @ Alexandra Palace
Tranzmission is an indoor fes- tival beyond words. So many ravers under one roof and
so much going on that your mind will never settle in one space. This event was perfect to top off the Easter weekend- er and for those who needed a change of scenery from the normal London clubs. A great line-up was matched by the majestic size of the 4 main hanger size arenas Alexandra Palace has to offer. To round it all off I jumped on a ride and topped up on that adrenalin to the words ‘Scream if you wanna go faster!!’
Ellen Allien, Shackleton, Disco Bloodbath, Dan Beaumont, Damon Martin, DJ Sneak, Omar S, Geddes...these are just some of the names for the Eastern Electrics May Bank Holiday line up. Early bird tickets have now completely gone for this event and there is no doubt that the rest will go too. So if your strapped for cash or just didn’t get online quick enough to buy tickets then you can go on us. We’re giving two pairs of tickets away!
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on a drums night, however Area the home of Hardware was absolutely rammed. Full of a mixture of people each one there to celebrate 15 years of Renegade Hardware at its best. With the likes of Fierce, Maldini, Optical, Doc Scott, Loxy and Ink all in room one and the Critical family in room two, we were spoilt for choice. However the man of the night was Icicle who managed to play one of the best sets I have heard at a Hardware yet, every single person in the crowd was on their feet and vibing off of great mixes and even better tune selection which concluded an unforgettable night once again.
Red Bull Music Academy
2Many DJ’s. The XX. Friendly Fires. In Shoreditch. For a
tenner. The finale of Red Bull Music Academy’s five-week live music stint was one of those rare, unmissable treats. In fact, many people did risk missing it. With tickets only released a week beforehand, no publicity and barely even a mention on RBMA’s own website, it slipped under the radar for all but the most avid musos. But then let’s face it, 2ManyDJ’s don’t really need any advertising to generate buzz. And they certainly proved why last Friday. After a melodic show from the XX, the Belgian Duo took to the decks for a 2-hour midnight set that redefined the limits of epic. Unlike their 2009 AV festival sets, there were no cheesy mash-ups but just pure, filthy electro-rave pumped out of a sound system that left you with semi-permanent tinnitus. This was a mix-perfect gig, not for the faint-hearted.
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