THE CURE SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH MAY

THE CURE SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH MAY

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

JOSIE LONG GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH MAY

JOSIE LONG GUEST DJS ON SAT 20TH MAY

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

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

BERLIN SPECIAL ON SAT 10TH JUNE

We’ll be at Loophole with guest DJing from What Difference Does It Make

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

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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

THE CURE SPECIAL ON FRI 5TH MAY

We’re back on Friday 5th May at The Victoria and we’re having a night dedicated to The Cure!

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

Our guests DJ is Sam Leppard from the club night Mind Your Own Business. Sam DJed at our Cure Special last year playing a brilliant set which you can listen to on Spotify. Except to hear the best from Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, The Head on the Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Disintegration and more. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event wall!

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

A Forest . Boys Don’t Cry . Catch . The Caterpillar . Charlotte Sometimes . Close to Me . Closedown . Cut . Doubt . The End of the World . Fascination Street . The Figurehead . Fire in Cairo . Friday I’m in Love . Give Me It . Grinding Halt . The Hanging Garden . Hey You! . High . Hot Hot Hot!!! . How Beautiful You Are… . Icing Sugar . In Between Days . It’s Not You . Jumping Someone Else’s Train . Just Like Heaven . Killing an Arab . The Kiss . Let’s Go to Bed . The Lovecats . Lovesong . Lullaby . Maybe Someday . Mint Car . Never Enough . Object . One Hundred Years . The Only One . The Perfect Girl . Pictures of You . Plainsong . Play For Today . Primary . Push . Screw . So What . 10:15 Saturday Night . Torture . The Walk . Why Can’t I Be You?

Our last few club nights have sold out so if you want to guarantee getting in, please buy a ticket in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets.

JOSIE LONG GUEST DJS 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 DJ is the comedian Josie Long! Josie has become a regular DJ at the club over the past five years. Expect to hear the likes of Allo Darlin’, Weezer, Arab Strap, LCD Soundsystem, Pictish Trail, Pulp, Sacred Paws, Manic Street Preachers, Withered Hand and Belle and Sebastian from her. You can listen to her playlist from the last time she DJed for us 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.

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 . 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

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.

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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

Friday 5th May // The Cure Special // Tickets
Saturday 20th May // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets
Friday 2nd June
Saturday 10th June // Berlin Special

Saturday 17th June
Saturday 24th June // Glasgow Special // Tickets

Friday 7th July
Saturday 22nd July
Friday 4th August
Friday 11th August // Brighton Special // Tickets

Saturday 19th August
Friday 1st September
Saturday 16th September
Friday 6th October
Saturday 21st October // Guest DJ Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) // Tickets
Friday 3rd November
Saturday 18th November
Friday 1st December
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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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE GUEST DJ ON SAT 15TH APRIL

We return on Saturday 15th April 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 DJs are the Berlin club night What Difference Does It Make! We’ve had the pleasure of DJing with them in Germany so we’re welcoming them to London for the first time. If you have any song requests you can post them on 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 . 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

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

GIRLS TO THE FRONT SPECIAL ON FRI 7TH APRIL

We’re back at The Victoria on Friday 7th April and we’re having a Girls To The Front Special!

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

Our guest DJs are Alice Hubley from Cosines and Rachel Kenedy from Flowers. They front two of the best indiepop bands in London and they will be DJing with us throughout the night. If you have any song requests you can post them on the event.

Expect to hear female-fronted indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.

Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . Courtney Barnett . Best Coast . Betty and the Werewolves . Bikini Kill . Black Tambourine . Blondie . The Breeders . Kate Bush . Camera Obscura . The Cardigans . The Concretes . The Crystals . Delta 5 . Dum Dum Girls . ESG . The Go-Go’s . Hole . Joanna Gruesome . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . The Long Blondes . Kirsty MacColl . The Pipettes . The Primitives . The Raincoats . Rilo Kiley . The Ronettes . Sacred Paws . Saint Etienne . Savages . The Shangri-Las . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Siouxsie and the Banshees . Sleater-Kinney . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . Dusty Springfield . Standard Fare . Stereolab . The Supremes . Talulah Gosh . Tom Tom Club . Veronica Falls . X-Ray Spex . Yazoo . Yeah Yeah Yeahs

You can guarantee getting in by buying advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #66

It’s our March podcast featuring the best new alternative music around!

We kick off with Average Sex’s single “We’re Done” out next week on Crocodile Records.

Wire are back with their fourteenth LP Silver/Lead and we preview it with the excellent “Diamonds in Cups”.

Girl Ray have put out the superb “Stupid Things” on Moshi Moshi Records and there’s also the beautiful “Mildenhall” by The Shins.

Los Campesinos! have released one of our favourite albums of the year and we lift “The Fall of Fame” from that. Jens Lekman returns with “Evening Prayer” and there’s the fantastic “Black Ice” from Delay Trees.

Adwaith release “Pwysau” and there’s tracks from Sweet Baboo and Feist who have just announced a new LPs. Plus there’s the latest from Kid Wave, Rays and Spinning Coin.

Also on the podcast there’s Famous Problems, Jeffrey Lewis, Trust Fund, Ralegh Long, The Darling Buds, Saint Etienne and Sparks.

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

DJING AT MARTHA AT THE SCALA

Fortuna Pop! are calling it a day after 20 years.

The label was a huge influence on us starting Scared To Dance back in 2009 with seminal albums from Allo Darlin’ and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart wanting us to start an indiepop club night and do it yourself.

To celebrate they’re hosting a mini-festival called Twenty Years of Trouble with a bunch of bands who have been on the label. We will be DJing at their final show on Sunday 25th March at the Scala which Martha headline.

Wednesday 22nd March – MOTH Club 
Opening night party with Special Guests + Simon Love & The Old Romantics + Two White Cranes, Passing In The Hallway + Stolen Wine Social DJs
(Season Ticket Holders Only)

Thursday 23rd March, 6:30pm – Bush Hall
Withered Hand + The Ballet + Pete Astor + Would-Be-Goods
+ DJ Ian Watson (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?)

Friday 24th March, 6:30pm – Islington Assembly Hall
The Butterflies of Love + Sodastream + Flowers + Darren Hayman
+ DJ Declan Allen

Saturday 25th March, 3pm – Tufnell Park Dome / Boston Music Room (all dayer)
Comet Gain + The Proper Ornaments + Evans The Death + The Loves + Mammoth Penguins + Milky Wimpshake + Bearsuit + September Girls + Tigercats
+ DJ Paul Wright (The Track & Field Organisation) upstairs
Shrag DJs downstairs
+ Fortuna Pop! DJs until 2am

Sunday 26th March, 12pm – The Lexington
Steven James Adams & The French Drops + Tender Trap/The Catenary Wires + Elva + DJs John Jervis & Ben Clancy (The Hangover Lounge)
(Season Ticket Holders Only)

Sunday 26th March, 6:30pm – Scala
Martha + Joanna Gruesome + The Spook School + Chorusgirl
+ DJ Paul Richards (Scared To Dance)

Tickets are available from WeGotTickets. Enjoy your retirement Sean Price.