GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 24TH JUNE

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 24TH JUNE

We’ll be at Stereo Cafe Bar with guest DJing from Edwyn Collins

SCOTTISH SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH JULY

SCOTTISH SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH JULY

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Victoria

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND JULY

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND JULY

Click going on the Facebook event for cheaplist entry at The Shacklewell Arms

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CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gig night is every other month at The Shacklewell Arms

GLASGOW SPECIAL ON SAT 24TH JUNE

Scared To Dance goes to Glasgow! We’ll be at Stereo Cafe Bar on Saturday 24th June from 11pm to 3am for the first time.

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

We are delighted to welcome Edwyn Collins as our guest DJ! Edwyn has released eight solo albums since fronting the legendary Orange Juice and this will be his debut DJ set at the club. Orange Juice and Postcard Records were a big influence on us starting the club night so we’re thrilled to have Edwyn with us for this night. If you have any song requests you can post them in the event!

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCOTTISH SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH JULY

Scared To Dance returns to The Victoria on Friday 7th July and we’re having a Scottish Special!

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

Our guests DJ is Kieran Curran from the Edinburgh club night Unpop! He has DJed for us on many occasions in the past and he will be DJing between 10:30pm and midnight. Except the best from Postcard Records, Fence Records, Fast Product, Lost Map Records, Chemikal Underground and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be Scottish music throughout the night with our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Altered Images . Arab Strap . Associates . Aztec Camera . Ballboy . Belle and Sebastian . The Beta Band . BMX Bandits . Boys Forever . Bronski Beat . Butcher Boy . Camera Obscura . Casual Sex . Chvrches . Cocteau Twins . Lloyd Cole and the Commotions . Edwyn Collins . The Delgados . Django Django . Eurythmics . The Fire Engines . Franz Ferdinand . Honeyblood . Idlewild . The Jesus and Mary Chain . Josef K . The Just Joans . Kid Canaveral . King Creosote . Mogwai . Orange Juice . PAWS . The Pastels . The Pictish Trail . Primal Scream . Sacred Paws . Scars . The Shop Assistants . Simple Minds . Skids . Sons and Daughters . Spinning Coin . The Spook School . Strawberry Switchblade . Teenage Fanclub . Tuff Love . The Vaselines . Withered Hand . The Yummy Fur . 1990s

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.

FORTUNA POP! GUEST DJ ON SAT 22ND JULY

On Saturday 22nd July we return to The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJ is Sean Price from the excellent Fortuna Pop! record label. Home to many of our favourite bands like Allo Darlin’, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Darren Hayman, Shrag, Tigercats, Withered Hand and The Spook School, the label recently called it a day after 20 years. Sean DJed for us last year with a superb set of indiepop, post-punk and northern soul so we can’t wait to welcome him back. You can listen to that DJ set on Spotify. 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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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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 notifications about our events.

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.

CLUB NIGHT DATES 2017

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

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

Saturday 24th June // Glasgow Special // Tickets
Friday 7th July // Scottish Special // Tickets
Saturday 22nd July // Guest DJs Fortuna Pop! // Tickets
Friday 11th August // Brighton Special // Tickets
Saturday 19th August
Friday 1st September // David Bowie Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th September
Friday 6th October // Swedish Special // Tickets
Saturday 21st October // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 3rd November // Synthpop Special // Tickets
Saturday 18th November
Friday 1st December // The Smiths Special // Tickets
Saturday 16th December
Sunday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // Tickets

GIG NIGHT DATES 2017

Our gigs are 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, Red Shoe Diaries and Suggested Friends.

Upcoming Dates

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FILM NIGHT DATES 2017

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 introducing The Monkees’ Head, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch showing Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen and Jon Ronson with The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

Upcoming Dates

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THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 17TH JUNE

On Saturday 17th June it’s our 8th birthday 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 David Tattersall and Franic Rozycki from The Wave Pictures! Expect a rock ‘n’ roll and sixties DJ set from them with the likes of The Modern Lovers, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground and more. You can listen to one of their past playlists on Spotify. To celebrate our birthday we’d like 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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

Our past few club nights have sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

Scared To Dance is back in Berlin on Saturday 10th June! After our two sold out nights last year we return to Loophole Berlin.

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 played a fantastic guest sets each time we’ve brought the club to Berlin. Doors open at 11pm to late and we’d like 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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER SPECIAL ON FRI 2ND JUNE

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 2nd June and it’s our annual Joy Division & New Order Special!

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

Our guests DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He has DJed for us on many occasions and he’s a huge fan of both bands. You can check out his past playlist on Spotify. He’ll be DJing between 11pm and 12:30am so except the best from Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Technique and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

We’ll be playing Joy Division & New Order alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Age of Consent . Atmosphere . Atrocity Exhibition . Bizarre Love Triangle . Blue Monday . Broken Promise . Ceremony . Chosen Time . Colony . Confusion . Crystal . Dead Souls . Digital . Disorder . Ecstasy . Everything’s Gone Green . Fine Time . Heart and Soul . Incubation . Insight . Interzone . Isolation . Krafty . Love Vigilantes . Love Will Tear Us Apart . Novelty . People on the High Line . The Perfect Kiss . Procession . Regret . Restless . Round & Round . Shadowplay . She’s Lost Control . Shellshock . Singularity . 60 Miles an Hour . Spooky . State of the Nation . Sub-culture . Temptation . These Days . Touched By the Hand of God . Transmission . True Faith . Tutti Frutti . Warsaw . Way of Life . World (The Price of Love) . Your Silent Face

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.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #68

Our monthly new music mix is back as we handpick the best songs for our May podcast!

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart return with the excellent “Anymore” taken from their forthcoming The Echo of Pleasure album.

Sweet Baboo have a new track out “Pink Rainbow” from Wild Imagination which is out this week and LCD Soundsystem are back with “Call the Police”.

Sparks return to form with ”What the Hell Is It This Time?” and Jarvis Cocker features on the brilliant “Century” by Feist.

We have a preview of the upcoming LP from The National with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” alongside new material from The Drums and Girl Ray.

Courtney Barnett releases a one-off track and we have the latest from Tree Trunks, The Luxembourg Signal, Sad Heaven and Deerful.

Also on the podcast there’s Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates, Fleet Foxes, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, BMX Bandits, Scrabbel, Sheer Mag and Young Guv.

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

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 20TH MAY

We return on Saturday 20th May 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 Duncan Barrett and Paul Rains from the fantastic Tigercats! They’re getting ready to release their third album and have DJed for us on numerous occasions in the past. Expect to hear the likes of Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Standard Fare, Hefner, David Bowie, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Pavement and The Specials from them. You can listen to their past playlist on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them in the event.

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 . Los Campesinos! . The Magnetic Fields . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pixies . Pulp . Ramones . The Shins . 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

Our past few club nights have sold out. To guarantee entry you can buy tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.