Rough Trade Records tipped Sister Gracie, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Max Walker, announce ‘Animal’ EP. The body of work showcases a sound inspired by the new romantic style of old but with a strong sense of modernism propelling it forward, and is highlighted by Walker’s rich baritone vocal reminiscent of Ian Curtis or Scott Walker. Accompanied by childhood friend James Latto for the live set, the pair create a seamless high energy blend that balances both the dark and euphoric.
This Friday night ICE COLD ’It’s a 90s Thing’ brings you the biggest RnB & Hip-Hop tunes. Expect everything from Aaliyah, Blackstreet, Chaka Demus, De La Soul, Destiny’s Child, Dr Dre, Kelis, Lauryn Hill , R. Kelly, Shabba Ranks,
Snoop Dogg, TLC, Warren G and so much more. This night is free and kicks off at 9pm upstairs at the Lock Tavern. RSVP on Facebook right here.
ASBO, the monthly club night run by resident DJs Alvin C and Riotous Rockers, is celebrating its 10th birthday on Friday, August 14th at the Lock Tavern. Good on them for choosing to celebrate it with us!
Their interest in slightly leftfield dance music prevails, for the night’s main guest is JD Twitch, backed by the usual residents Alvin C and Riotous Rockers. Entry is free and doors open at 8pm, so RSVP here.
Kicking things off in July are Tusks – psych rockers from Brighton who go heavy on the fuzz and grunge. Some noteworthy names that are evoked here: the Screaming Trees and Pond. They play Thursday, July 2nd for free and doors open at 7pm. Don’t miss out and RSVP here.
Our mates over at Girlfriend are throwing another nineties and noughties hip-hop and R&B night here at the Lock on Friday, July 3rd. Murkage frontman Murkage Dave joins us on the decks for this special night. Entry, as always, is free and doors swing open at 8pm. RSVP here.
On Sunday, July 5th, we celebrate the 5th birthday of Klubb Lottarox - the Stockholm-based club series that sees it expanding its nights to European cultural centers such as Florence, Stockholm and, of course, London. This one’s an all-dayer that starts at 3pm with free entry, with Avec Sans, Heart/Dancer, Twin Graves and more DJing. Be sure not to miss this one out and RSVP here.
Saturday, July 11th sees ASBO return to the Lock with their Crimes of the Near Future Special. Expect fresh disco classics to fill the room. Timothy J Fairplay, Scott Fraser, Riotous Rockers and several others are set to DJ. Doors open at 8pm and the night is free.
Rounding things off on Sunday, July 12th is the Cool For Cats All Dayer, featuring Keel Her, Our Girl, Lull, Sad Culture, Alex Chilltown, Finish Flag and more to be announced! The night will see some of the finest new shoegaze, noise rock and guitar bands around so be sure to come out for the start of it all at 3pm. Entry is free so you should RSVP here.
Bonanza & Son on Resonance 104.4fm presents Countrier Than Thou featuring Forty Elephant Gang and Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, with a DJ set from Bonanza & Son. Things kick off at 8pm and entry is free. Expect a night of the very best in americana, roots, and country music.
Forty Elephant Gang hail from East London and are an innovative four-piece acoustic band merging genres ranging from americana to folk, and from bluegrass to acoustic, along with influences from the likes of Bob Dylan and The Beatles. Whether they’re playing at an acoustic night, on a rooftop, or a boozer, the band have catered their sound to large audiences in London and beyond and have received a great response. Forty ElephantGang released their debut EP ‘ Slow Down The Days’ back in 2014 and you can listen to it here.
Trained at Oxford with a major in Latin, Greek and Philosophy and a self-taught minor in guitar and country music appreciation, Dana Immanuel is a singer-songwriter from North London. She has made a name for herself across the americana, blues, folk and rock scenes in the UK, with influences from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams. In starting out busking at London undergrounds, Immanuel has since gone on to release her debut album ‘Character Assassination’ – a blend of folk, blues, and jazz. Immanuel will also be playing alongside the all girl five-piece Stolen Band. This one is definitely not to be missed!
The Lock Tavern in partnership with Lanzarote is immensely excited to present the excellent Weyes Blood next week on Tuesday June 16th. The songwriter, who goes by Natalie Merring, will stop in for an intimate set as part of her European summer tour. Special guests are yet to be announced but expect DJs courtesy of Lanzarote.
Entry for this special evening is free and doors open at 7:30pm. RSVP on Facebook right here.
The Lock Tavern is proud to host its Field Day pre-party on Thursday, June 4th, featuring the likes of San Francisco synth-punk sensations POW!, Hackney Wick garage quartet Thee MVPs, and speedy surf trio Boneyards! Lanzarote DJs take it away when the bands are done.
Kick off June with some hard-and-fast noise. As always, entry is free.
Play It Forward returns this Thursday to present Kotu, Deina Andreou, Stevie Appleton and Repptwa for a unique show. The artists names are put into envelopes and pulled out at random and this then forms the running order of the night. Each artist takes to the stage to perform three tracks of their own choice, and afterwards joins forces with the artist before and after them to collaborate on a track. So head down for the opportunity to catch a once in a lifetime show!
We enjoyed Racket 808’s DJ set at the Lock Tavern Festival so much that we begged them to come back and do an event with us. So on Friday we are super excited to introduce to you their debut night featuring Bugged Out and XOYO Resident Lemmy Ashton! On support two-piece Yours will be performing their special blend of intimate electronic music.