Amber The Poet – Thursday 8 October

Posted October 5, 2015

Viral Nights 1st Birthday


Hailing from Kettering, this eccentric five-piece play a heavy dose of shoegaze infused psychedelia. Their fuzzed out guitars, steady beat and hazy vocals are gleaming and hypnotic in their dreamy soundscape.


Coming up this week…

Posted September 21, 2015


We kick things off at The Lock this Thursday with ResonanceFM’s Country Kings’ long-running Country, Roots & Cosmic Americana night. Bonanza & Son bring you the tippidy top of Americana rock with bands and Djs from 8pm ’til midnight and as always, it’s free entry!

Friday night, ditch the office and put the working week behind you, as we’ve got a PAID IN FULL takeover! A night of old skool RnB and Hip Hop brought to you by the DJs of ICE COLD. Get the Message with Grandmaster Flash, Push It with Salt N Pepa and then Bump n Grind with R. Kelly…

Shark Dentist, Clockwork & Uptown

Posted September 16, 2015


We’ve got three great nights coming up at The Lock Tavern to ensure your week goes off with a bang!

Tomorrow night sees Black Cat White Cat Promotions celebrate their 1st Birthday and they’ve arranged a stella line up of bands, including a debut headline set from buzzy psych-punks Shark Dentist. Punk Rockers, Shame will also be taking to the stage, having recently landed support slots for Fat White Family and Childhood.

Friday we kick off the weekend with another Clockwork party. This month’s line up brings us live sets from indie pop sensations Disraeli Gears and dream poppers Avante Black. Guest DJs will be spinning indie hits ’til late.

Go full swing into your weekend with Uptown, who will be supplying The Lock with nothing but party vibes. Expect the creme de la creme of 90s Hip Hop, R&B and Funk, all night long.


Riddles, Claw Marks, Tsuki – Friday 11 September

Posted September 8, 2015

11081146_699273916865706_9017465069882990934_nHastings-bred powerhouse space-metal act Riddles return from their hiatus to headline the Lock Tavern this weekend for another great event from Viral Nights– they’re joined this time by the ferocious Claw Marks and psych newcomers Tsuki for an undoubtedly uproarious evening. On the decks, Jon from Sulk and Raissa Pardini will bring tunes to keep you moving!

RSVP to the facebook event here!

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Heavy Leather’s 4th Birthday – Wednesday 9 September

Posted September 7, 2015


Heavy Leather’s killer garage nights are always a highlight at the Lock Tavern. They celebrate four years of superb events this Wednesday with some of their favourites– headlining, the rock-solid HOTGOTHIC feature ferocious machine beats and venomous vocals from frontman Malibu Stacy for an always off-the-charts performance. Supporting, the brothers Traylen are back with the venerable Venus Lyx’s relentless and surf-tinged garage sounds. Special guest rockers Broken Soundtracks round off the evening, and Raw Meat will spin tunes until late. RSVP to the facebook event, and check out HOTGOTHIC below!

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Sister Gracie (Animal EP Launch) – 3rd September

Posted August 26, 2015

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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.

Swedish Death Candy, la HORSE, Black Orchid – August 21st

Posted August 17, 2015

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Clockwork bring another trip of emerging bands to The Lock this week.
Experimental psych rockers Swedish Death Candy headline with great support from la HORSE and Black Orchid.

It’s free as always. Join the event group here.

Paid in Full – July 24th

Posted July 22, 2015


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 10th Anniversary Party – August 14th

Posted July 22, 2015


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.

Coming Up: 2/7/15 – 12/7/15

Posted June 25, 2015


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.