FORTUNA POP! DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 3RD JUNE

FORTUNA POP! DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 3RD JUNE

It’s our 7th birthday and we’ll be celebrating it at The Shacklewell Arms

BERLIN SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 11TH JUNE

BERLIN SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 11TH JUNE

The club comes to Germany for the first time for a special one-off night

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #56

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #56

Featuring The Spook School, The Hayman Kupa Band and Slow Club

DJING AT INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL

DJING AT INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL

We’ll be DJing at the tenth anniversary of the festival in Derbyshire

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our club night is bi-monthly at The Shacklewell Arms and The Victoria

GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our gig night is every other month at The Shacklewell Arms

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FORTUNA POP! DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 3RD JUNE

It’s the club’s 7th birthday on Friday 3rd June and we’re celebrating it at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJs are Sean Price and Morgan Giles from the excellent Fortuna Pop! record label. Home to many of our favourite bands like Allo Darlin’, Tigercats, The Spook School, Withered Hand and Darren Hayman, they DJed for us on New Year’s Eve with a superb set of indiepop, post-punk and northern soul.

You can listen to one of their past guest DJ sets on our Spotify page. We’d like to hear as many of your song requests as possible so send them in!

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

If you prefer to buy tickets in advance, you can get them for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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BERLIN SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 11TH JUNE

Scared To Dance comes to Berlin for the first time on Saturday 11th June!  We’ll be having our club night at Antje Öklesund from 11pm until late.

Full details can be found on the Facebook event.

Our guest DJs are What Difference Does It Make. They have been running their night since 2014 and have invited us to Berlin as part of their 48 hour weekender. Before the club opens the venue will be showing Big Gold Dream and Stop Making Sense so be sure to arrive early. We’d love to hear your song requests so send them in!

We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

Day tickets are €5 and entry to the club night is €3 on the door.

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #56

We have the best new music from the past month on our May podcast!

The Spook School kick things off with the superb “Gone Home” followed by The Hayman Kupa Band who release “Someone to Care For Me”.

We lift “Ancient Rolling Sea” by Slow Club and “Sane” from Fear of Men from their forthcoming albums.

Former Long Blondes frontwoman Kate Jackson puts out her debut solo LP British Road Movies tomorrow on Hoo Ha Records and we feature “Metropolis”.

Super Furry Animals return with the fantastic “Bing Bong” as do Peter Bjorn and John, Sally Shapiro, Citizen Helene, Pheeyownah, Whitebelt and Kid Canaveral. We also have a trio of tracks from Odd Box Records with new material from T.O.Y.S, Rainbow Reservoir and City Yelps.

Also on the podcast there’s Darren Hayman, Paul Simon, Math and Physics Club, Okkervil River and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.

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DJING AT INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL

We’ll be DJing at Indietracks Festival this summer. It’s their tenth anniversary and we’ll be doing the club night on Saturday 30th July!

Indietracks is a unique festival combining heritage trains and indiepop music, located at the Midland Railway in Butterley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Saint Etienne, The Aislers Set, The Spook School, Emma Pollock and Darren Hayman are among the first artists confirmed for this year’s festival.

Joining them on the bill so far are The Lovely Eggs, Comet Gain, Expert Alterations, Flowers, Seazoo, Po!, Chrissy Barnacle, ¡Ay Carmela!, City Yelps, Soda Fountain Rag, Charla Fantasma, Vacaciones, Songs for Walter, Two White Cranes, Falling & Laughing, Maggie8, Lorna, Pete Green, The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy, Prizefighter, Red Sleeping Beauty, Boys Forever, Trust Fund, Simon Love & The Old Romantics, Iko Cherie, Wintergreen, Nervous Twitch, Humousexual, White Town, Jessica and The Fletchers, Witching Waves, Helen McCookerybook, Haiku Salut, Bearsuit, Gavin Osborn, Alimony Hustle, Sonic The Comic, Honey Joy, Robyn Johnson, DIRTYGIRL, Frankie Machine, Deerful and Robberie.

Tickets are now available at cheaper early bird prices until 9pm on Sunday 15th May. You can join the Facebook event for further band announcements.

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

CLUB NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Friday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms and on the third Friday of the month at The Victoria.

Over the years we have invited some of our favourite people, record labels and bands to guest DJ at the club. These have included: writers Jon Ronson and Pete Paphides, comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, broadcasters Gideon Coe and Dougie Anderson, poet Simon Armitage and former international footballer Pat Nevin. 

Among the record labels, bands and club nights that have DJed are The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Slow Club, Joanna Gruesome, Teleman, Veronica Falls, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Talulah Gosh, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Northern Portrait, The Understudies, Labrador Records, Moshi Moshi Records, Fortuna Pop!, Where It’s At Is Where You Are, Spiral Scratch, Things To Make and Do, Unpop, Big Pink Cake, On the Beach, The Hangover Lounge, Librarian’s Wanted, Stole Wine Social, Nuisance and STOP, PLAY.

UPCOMING DATES

Friday 3rd June // Guest DJs Fortuna Pop! // Tickets
Saturday 11th June // Berlin Special
Friday 1st July // Guest DJs Teleman // Tickets
Friday 15th July // Pulp Special // Tickets
Saturday 6th August // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // Tickets
Friday 19th August // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 2nd September // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 16th September // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 7th October // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 21st October // Joy Division & New Order Special // Tickets
Friday 4th November // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 18th November // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 2nd December // Guest DJs TBA
Friday 16th December // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets

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GIG NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our gigs are on the second Friday of every other month at The Shacklewell Arms and have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands. 

Artists that have played at our shows include: Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Stanley Brinks, Rozi Plain, Standard Fare, Shrag, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Flowers, Evans the Death, Papernut Cambridge, Rotifer, Freschard, The Just Joans, The Spook School, Night Flowers, The Hayman Kupa Band, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Just Handshakes, Chorusgirl, Being There, LUST, Jack Hayter, David Tattersall, Model Village, Pocketbooks, The Understudies, Emma Kupa, Lætitia Sadier, Cosines, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, Enderby’s Room, Wolf Girl, Ralegh Long, Deerful and Red Shoe Diaries.

UPCOMING DATES

Friday 12th August // The Just Joans // The Understudies // Suggested Friends // Tickets
Friday 14th October // Bands TBA
Friday 9th December // Bands TBA

Genesis

FILM NIGHT DATES FOR 2016

Our film nights are every other month at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel. We show a music related film on each night followed by a question and answer session with our guest.

Curators include Josie Long presenting The National’s documentary film Mistaken For Strangers, Robin Ince and Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch.

UPCOMING DATES

Sunday 24th July // Robin Ince
Saturday 10th September // Stuart Murdoch

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You can like our Facebook page for updates on our club, gig and film nights as well as joining our Facebook group to receive invites to our events. We generally send out two to three invites per month.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates as well as on Mixcloud for our monthly new music podcasts.

We’re also on Spotify where you’ll find our guest DJs playlists and Songkick where you can track our events.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH MAY

MANIC STREET PREACHERS SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 20TH MAY

Scared To Dance is happening at The Victoria again on Friday 20th May and we’re having a Manic Street Preachers Special!

You can get in on our £4 cheaplist by joining the Facebook event before doors open.

Our guest DJ is Matt Whittle from the club night Mixtape. Matt is a massive Manics fan and he’ll be DJing from 10:30pm and 12am so expect the best from Generation Terrorists, The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, Futurology and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Manic Street Preachers alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

A Design For Life . Archives of Pain . Australia . Condemned to Rock ‘N’ Roll . The Convalescent . Enola/Alone . Epicentre . Europa Geht Durch Mich . Everything Must Go . Faster . Found That Soul . Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children . From Despair to Where . The Girl Who Wanted to Be God . If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next . (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love . Jackie Collins Existential Question Time . Judge Yr’self . Kevin Carter . La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) . Little Baby Nothing . The Love of Richard Nixon . Love’s Sweet Exile . Marlon J.D . The Masses Against the Classes . Motorcycle Emptiness . Motown Junk . The Next Jet to Leave Moscow . 1985 . Of Walking Abortion . P.C.P . Peeled Apples . Prologue to History . Revol . Roses in the Hospital . Show Me the Wonder . Slash ‘N’ Burn . Sleepflower . Some Kind of Nothingness . Sorrow 16 . Stay Beautiful . Suicide Alley . Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless) . 30-Year War . Tsunami . Walk Me to the Bridge . Yes . You Love Us . You Stole the Sun From My Heart . Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

You can either join the event to get in on our £4 cheaplist or you can buy tickets in advance for £6 to guarantee getting in from WeGotTickets.

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JOSIE LONG FILM NIGHT ON FRI 13TH MAY

We’re delighted to announce the first Scared To Dance film night on Friday 13th May at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel! 

You can join Facebook event for further details.

The guest for our opening night is the comedian Josie Long. Josie has been one of our favourite guest DJs at the club over the years so we’re thrilled to have her introduce Mistaken For Strangers. These new film nights will be on every other month and there will be a Q&A with Josie after the screening.

Mistaken For Strangers is a 2013 documentary film about the American indie rock band The National. The film is directed by Tom Berninger, brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, who follows the band during the tour of the band’s album High Violet.

It has been hailed as “a highly entertaining and surprisingly moving look at life lived on the fringes of the music industry” by Film 4.

Tickets are £9.50 in advance and are available from the Genesis Cinema website.

UNPOP GUEST DJ ON FRI 6TH MAY

UNPOP DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 6TH MAY

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 6th May playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music!

You can click going on the Facebook event before doors open to get on our £4 cheaplist.

Our guest DJs are Adam Neil and Kieran Curran from the Edinburgh indie club night Unpop! They have DJed for us on several occasions over the years playing brilliant sets featuring Pavement, The Moldy Peaches, The Go-Betweens, Weezer and Stereolab. You can listen to those on our Spotify page.

They’ve compiled one of their legendary mixtapes for this night entitled Songs For Bedroom Dancing so arrive early if you’d like one!

If you have any song requests for the night, feel free to post them on the Facebook event. We’ll be playing music like this.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beach Boys . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Dexys Midnight Runners . The Fall . Gang of Four . Hefner . The Jam . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Joy Division . The Kinks . Cate Le Bon . Jens Lekman . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . Neutral Milk Hotel . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . The Slits . Slow Club . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Sweet Baboo . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh . Tigercats . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . The Wave Pictures . Wire . Withered Hand

If you prefer to buy tickets in advance to guarantee getting in you can get them for £6 from WeGotTickets.

Boys

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #55

It’s our April podcast featuring the best 20 tracks from the past month!

Mercury Girls start us off with their brilliant new single “Ariana” which out on Slumberland Records soon.

Labradoor release their second track “Silence” followed up by DIIV and “Dopamine”. There’s also the latest from the always superb Papernut Cambridge with “Chartreuse”.

We have a Fortuna Pop! double header with Evans the Death and Martha who both have new albums coming out. Hate Week give us “Nights By the Lake”, we have the return of Colleen Green who is readying an EP and a new band in Suggested Friends.

We lift “Happy Hour” from Sweden’s Boys upcoming Love on Tour EP and former Veronica Falls frontwoman Roxanne Clifford releases “The Church” under the name Patience.

Also on the podcast there’s Wesley Gonzalez, John Grant, Red Sleeping Beauty, Lightning In a Twilight Hour, Rapid Results College, Stanley Brinks and The Kaniks, The Clientele, Robert Rotifer and Rozi Plain.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.