ROBIN INCE FILM NIGHT ON SUN 24TH JULY

ROBIN INCE FILM NIGHT ON SUN 24TH JULY

The comedian introduces The Monkees’ psychedelic classic Head

PAT NEVIN DJ CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 6TH AUG

PAT NEVIN DJ CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 6TH AUG

Join the Facebook event to get on our cheaplist at The Shacklewell Arms

THE JUST JOANS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 12TH AUG

THE JUST JOANS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 12TH AUG

Support comes from The Understudies and Suggested Friends

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 19TH AUG

SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 19TH AUG

Join the Facebook event to get on our cheaplist at The Victoria

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #57

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #57

Featuring Teleman, of Montreal, Cosines and Boys Forever

DJING AT INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL

DJING AT INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL

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

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ROBIN INCE FILM NIGHT ON SUN 24TH JULY

We’re delighted to announce the second Scared To Dance film night on Sunday 24th July at Genesis Cinema!

You can join Facebook event for further details.

Our guest is the comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince. He is best known for presenting the BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Brian Cox and Book Shambles with Josie Long. There will be a Q&A with Robin after the film where the audience are invited to ask questions about the film and also about Robin’s career.

Head is a 1968 American adventure musical satirical film written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson starring The Monkees. Head has developed a cult following since its release being described as “a non-sequitur masterpiece” (Rotten Tomatoes) and “vital and entertaining” (Time Out).

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

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PAT NEVIN DJ CLUB NIGHT ON SAT 6TH AUG

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday 6th August!

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

Our guest DJ is the ex-Scotland, Everton and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin! Pat has excellent taste in music and has DJed at the club on several occasions.

He’ll be DJing from 11:30pm so expect to hear the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Camera Obscura, The Fall, Belle and Sebastian, The Spook School and Joy Division. You can listen to one his past playlists on Spotify and song requests are welcome!

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

Our last club night sold out so if you’d like to guarantee getting in you can buy advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.

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THE JUST JOANS GIG NIGHT ON FRI 12TH AUG

The Just Joans headline our gig night on Friday 12th August at The Shacklewell Arms! Support comes from The Understudies and Suggested Friends.

Tickets can be bought in advance for £6 from WeGotTickets and they’ll be £8 on the door. You can also bookmark it in your diary by joining the Facebook event.

The Just Joans make a long-awaited return to London for this rare full band show. Hailing from Motherwell via Glasgow and Edinburgh, the band have now expanded to a six piece amassing an enthusiastic following with each gig, festival appearance, and through their steady output of mini-albums and EPs on WeePOP records. They write songs about being “lonely, thoroughly bored and yearning for something more.”

The Understudies have been gaining a prolific live reputation since their debut EPs Wanting vs Getting and Press Play for Songs by The Understudies. They’ve been favourably compared to the Tindersticks, Butcher Boy and Felt with Drowned in Sound saying “their sophisticated indiepop is a blessing.” Their debut album is available on the Berlin-based Firestation Records.

Suggested Friends are a new jangly punkish pop band playing catchy songs about regret and micro-aggressions. Featuring members of Wolf Girl and Actual Crimes, they have melodic hooks and big choruses.

Our resident DJ Sam Cottis of the music site For The Rabbits will be playing records in-between the bands.

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SYNTHPOP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 19TH AUG

We’re having a Synthpop Special on Friday 19th August at The Victoria in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. Bob is a fan of all things synth and has DJed for us on many occasions over the years. He’ll be on the decks at 10:30pm. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.

Animal Collective . Associates . The Avalanches . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . Cluster . The Cure . Depeche Mode . Devo . DIIV . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Faust . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . John Grant . Harmonia . Heaven 17 . Hot Chip . The Human League . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . LCD Soundsystem . The Magnetic Fields . Neon Neon . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Pete Shelley . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . The Style Council . Teleman . Wild Nothing . The xx . Yazoo

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

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #57

We’re back with our June podcast featuring our pick of the best songs from the past month!

Teleman guest DJ at our next club night and they’re back with their superb latest single “Glory Hallelujah”.

of Montreal return with “It’s Different For Girls” and we have an exclusive track “Let’s Start It Over” from the forthcoming EP from Cosines out soon on Fika Recordings.

Boys Forever have been one of our favourite discoveries this year and we have the fantastic “Voice in My Head”. We also have new material from Trust Fund and Night Flowers.

YUKKA is a new band and we have their first single “Icicle” alongside the long awaited return of The Avalanches. Jarvis Cocker has a new EP out as we feature “Theme From Likely Stories” plus Bat For Lashes, Savages, Evans the Death and Iggy Pop.

Also on the podcast there’s Wild Beasts, Mystery Jets, Martha, Boys, Sunny Intervals, Ralegh Long and Robert Rotifer.

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 and you can join the Facebook event for further band announcements.

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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

Saturday 6th August // Guest DJ Pat Nevin // Tickets
Friday 19th August // Synthpop Special // Tickets
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 // Swedish Special // Tickets
Friday 16th December // Guest DJ Josie Long // Tickets
Saturday 31st December // New Year’s Eve // 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

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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 Introduces The Monkees’ Head // Tickets
Saturday 10th September // Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian)

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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.

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PULP SPECIAL CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 15TH JULY

On Friday 15th July it’s Scared To Dance’s annual Pulp Special at The Victoria in Dalston!

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

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped Club. Check out one of his past DJ sets for us on our Spotify page. Expect Pulp hits from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life. If you have any song requests then feel free to send them in!

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

A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Happy Endings . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear

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

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TELEMAN DJ CLUB NIGHT ON FRI 1ST JULY

We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 1st July!

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

Our guest DJ is Thomas Sanders from the band Teleman! They released one of our favourite albums of recent years with their superb debut Breakfast and recently put out their second LP Brilliant Sanity on Moshi Moshi Records.

He’ll be DJing from 11:30pm and expect to hear the likes of The Smiths, Blondie, LCD Soundsystem, The Modern Lovers, Devo and Talking Heads. You can listen to one his past playlists on Spotify and song requests are welcome!

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

Our last club night sold out so if you’d like to guarantee getting in you can buy advance tickets for £6 from WeGotTickets.