August bank holiday in London town is traditionally crammed full of stuff to do and the 2006 edition is no different…..
Stars of Safari – 93 Feet East, Brick Lane innit.
7 in the pimms till 1 after bed time. Free before 9pm £5 thereafter
Furthur promotions launch their new label Stars of Safari with a live performance from hotly tipped band Bussetti and dj support from Big Chill favourite Burt Latino and Furthur head honcho John Power. In the exotically named Pink Bar, Jesus Creepers provide the baying masses with a heady mix of northern soul, house and party classics. Splendid!
Furthur will also be laying on a Milanese album launch party at Plastic People on September 21st with live sets from Milanese and Clark, a Zilla laptop set and a Dj Distance Dj set – speshul!
They’ve also got Bonobo playing at the Luminaire on the 26th but thats all SOLD OUT and ting
There’s some big corporate shenanigans going on in King Cross that you may have heard about but theres still some other runnings worth checking
KeepUp! – White Horse, Brixton Hill, Brixtonia
9pm – 3am Free All Night
The KeepUp! kids have been making sure Brixton doesn’t sleep on its left side for a few months now – in their own inimitable words:
“We’re starting to feel quite athome in the Whitehorse. The crowds are friendly, the bar is welcoming, and the dance floor is smoldering. When we get going, we don’t stop, and
many a missed night bus has resulted in our sessions lasting till the small hours. We’ve even had a few antipodean celebrities join us for the ride.”
Teens of Thailand Secret Shoreditch Shenanigans
Teens Of Thailand seem to be asking why bother with TDK?
KeepUp! Locktones @ The Canalside Bar
Canalside Bar, Lock 17, Camden
5pm till 2am – Again with the freeness
This one is a bit special – Spent many a drunken sunday here, the fools even let me play records once or twice! This weekend sees the last Locktones at Lock 17 and bank holiday Locktones are always mad drunken splendid *insert keepup mailing list blurb*
“So it’s the end of an era for Keep Up! as this weekend sees us packing out the Canalside Bar in Camden for our last ever Sunday session there. After almost two years of Monday morning hangovers, we’ve decided it’s time to take Sunday’s somewhere else, and we figured there was no better weekend to end on than our favourite weekend of the year.
So this really is your last chance to make it down. If you’ve been saying you would for the last god knows how long, then after this weekend you can either clear your conscience or damn your tardiness, you decide!
But before we face our final curtain, we’ll be doing something a little bit special. If the weather permits (and we’ve not been lucky before), from 5pm till 9pm instead of being downstairs in the Canalside, we’ll be upstairs on the Terrace bar, working our way through some summertime classics and hopefully ending with a special sunset, erm, set.
If the weather betrays us, and after 9pm, we’ll be back downstairs in our usual spot, with perhaps a misty eye, but definitely with a bag full of floor fillers.”
The last bank holiday monday of the british summer I personally will be spending at the Electric Souls all dayer at Carnival – It is my bold suggestion you do similar cos it looks lively and ting