Coming Up: 23/02/2015

Posted February 24, 2015

Wyldest It’s a busy week coming up at The Lock Tavern. Tomorrow night, (Wed 25th) we have the female-fronted, dreamy shoegaze outfit Wyldest, whose triumphant debut album dropped just this Monday. Wyldest will be supported by South London Riot Pop group Matagot, and the Lanzarote DJs will be spinning tunes for your listening pleasure. On Thursday 26th, Yorkshire heroes Boss Caine will be on Chalk Farm Road, bringing a dose of meaty acoustic fare as usual. The Boss boys will be receiving backup from John E Vistic, Davey James and George Frakes in what looks set to be a cracker of a school night. Friday night sees the latest of out twice-monthly I Need A Rhythm nights, held upstairs at The Lock.Expect to hear a tasty mix of Boogie, New Jack Swing and old school House and Dance from residents Mtthw Midnight and Sensationalist. Saturday sees Slothboogie and Earl Grey at the wheels of steel, playing dirty funk, disco and electro just for you. As usual, all these events are completely free, so no excuses people. See you at the bar!

Coming Up: 16/02/2015 – 22/02/2015

Posted February 17, 2015


This Thursday at the Lock Tavern sees a jam packed show from Pairxdeux, Ayelle, Goodbye Stranger, Sylvia Mwenze and Sophie Ray. This night will have a unique format with the running order decided at random, and exciting collaborations between overlapping artists. With non-stop music guaranteed all night, there is no excuse not to pop down.

Clockwork are back this Friday night bringing with them live performances from Bonfire Nights, Tail Feather, Water Knot, and Tsuki, as well as the Clockwork resident DJs. The music starts at 7pm.

MOHIT, Mother and The Sirens will be taking over on Saturday Night courtesy of Moonshiner Records. Expect DJ sets from the superfun Francobollo.

Moonshiner at the Lock: MOHIT, Mother, The Sirens

Posted February 16, 2015



Moonshiner is back again at the Lock, with three alternative acts and Francobollo DJs until close.

Locals MOHIT headline, with an alternative sound that has been described as ‘power prog.’

At the Christmas Moonshiner, first support Mother covered the room in fake snow. They’re bound to have a great set up their sleeves this time. And rounding off the evening, The Sirens should start us out right, with psych and grunge influenced alt rock.

Rose Elinor Dougall, Tail Feather & La Trippestine

Posted February 10, 2015


Thursday 12th Feb / Free Entry

One of London’s favourite singers Rose Elinor Dougall has had a rich and varied career starting with 60s inspired girl band The Pipettes, through co-writer and singer on Mark Ronson’s Record Collection album.

Now she’s settled on working on her own releases as a brooding chanteuse, her most recent record ‘Future Vanishes’ touched on the likes of Broadcast and Scott Walker as influences and her and her band will be unveiling new music at this intimate show.

Tail Feather boast five part vocal harmonies and well crafted songs in their 70s indebted psych rock.

Thee MVPs, Mellah, Mass Datura, Lanzarote DJs – Friday 6 February

Posted February 2, 2015



This Friday, February 6th, we’ve got London garage mainstays Thee MVPs headlining The Lock Tavern. Supporting, we have newcomers Mellah (with Liam of Black Manila and Ash of Dark Bells) and Mass Datura to round up the night. Lanzarote DJs will play great tunes until 3am. Doors at 8pm.



I Need A Rhythm – Friday 30 January

Posted January 28, 2015



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We are proud to welcome I Need A Rhythm upstairs at the Lock twice a month! DJs Mtthw Midnight and Sensationalist will spin a mix of Boogie, New Jack Swing, House & Dance Hits from the late 80s and early 90s from 9pm-2am, and entry is free!

Moonshiner at The Lock: Adam & Elvis, PHY, Brunch Tape Launch

Posted January 19, 2015



Brunch are releasing a limited edition cassette EP with unreleased and demo tracks as well as their video for Sea Toad– to celebrate, they’re playing the next Francobollo Moonshiner at The Lock Tavern!  Adam & Elvis and PHY are along for the ride, and Francobollo House DJs will ensure a great evening.



Bad Breeding – Saturday 31 January

Posted January 8, 2015



The furious, assaultive Bad Breeding will tear it up at the Lock Tavern on January 31st, and they are not to be missed. (more…)

Sorcery DJ – Saturday 10 January

Posted January 5, 2015



British electro producer Boy 8-Bit has been making waves since the late 2000s with diverse influences the range from House to horror movies. We are thrilled to have him play a free-form DJ set at The Lock Tavern this Saturday as Sorcery. As always, entry is free, and doors open at 8pm!


The Lock Tavern Christmas Arts Fair – Saturday 13 December

Posted December 12, 2014

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Our first arts fair will be in the requisite Yultide spirit, with a roster of great artists selling affordable cards and presents for all. If supporting brilliant local talent isn’t enough, we’ll be doing mulled cider for £2!

Our full list of exhibitors:

Anna Wojtczak
Sophie Quinn
Peichi Wu
Annabell Dakin
Dave Salisbury
Anna Lee Ramsurrun
Cat Nellagen
Beatrice Lopez  

Come on down! 1pm-7pm.