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London Live Music Venues

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Roundhouse
Koko
The Old Blue Last
Dingwalls
Dingwalls
Café Oto
Café Oto
Café Oto
Union Chapel
The Forum
The Forum
Scala
Hootananny
Bush Hall
Heaven
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Tucked away in tiny basements, converted warehouses and cavernous chapels, London's live music venues come in all shapes and sizes. With an eclectic line-up of events, these venues showcase new names in the industry while also providing rare chances to enjoy intimate gigs from big stars.

 
 

Bush Hall

Former dance hall that now plays host to a variety of live music.

310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ

Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line)

 
 

A unique venue whose high ceilings have played host to a wide variety of artists from cabaret to cutting-edge electronica. Built in 1905 as a dance hall, it made its way to 2001 in various incarnations before being renovated into the live music and entertainment venue we know today. The larger Shepherd's Bush Empire down the road gets all the mainstream gigs, whereas the Bush Hall welcomes niche artists and those on their way up. Occasionally established bands also seem to love it for secret and fan club gigs.

 
 

Events at Bush Hall

Lo Fang

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 7.30pm | £11.15

 
Lo Fang Bush Hall LA-based singer-songwriter Matthew Hemerlein. 2015-04-212015-04-21 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

LA-based singer-songwriter Matthew Hemerlein.

Hazel O'Connor
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7.30pm-10.30pm | £20

 
Hazel O'Connor Bush Hall New wave pop-rock by the Coventry-born singer-songwriter and actress who starred in the film Breaking Glass. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

New wave pop-rock by the Coventry-born singer-songwriter and actress who starred in the film Breaking Glass.

Bush Hall Presents
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 8pm-10.30pm | £17.50

 
Bush Hall Presents Bush Hall Sardonic humour and social satire from Have I Got News For You regular Reginald D Hunter, plus sets from Sara Pascoe, Andrew Maxwell and Aisling Bea. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Sardonic humour and social satire from Have I Got News For You regular Reginald D Hunter, plus sets from Sara Pascoe, Andrew Maxwell and Aisling Bea.

The Once
On Soon

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - 7.30pm | £9

 
The Once Bush Hall Newfoundland-based acoustic folk trio. 2015-04-292015-04-29 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Newfoundland-based acoustic folk trio.

Bernard Fanning
On Soon

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015 - 7.30pm | £22.50

 
Bernard Fanning Bush Hall Rock singer-songwriter and former frontman of Powderfinger. 2015-05-012015-05-02 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Rock singer-songwriter and former frontman of Powderfinger.

All events at Bush Hall
 
 
 

Café Oto

Dalston's cafe/creative haven doubles up as an evening music venue.

18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

Café Oto is a vibrant live music venue with the atmosphere of a student union cafe which puts on avant garde music from the Dalston scene. Housed in the old Reeves Artists' Colour Paint Factory - the three storey building was established in 1868 - Café Oto includes a large cafe/performance space where you can get lunch, tea and alcoholic drinks with an evening programme of creative new music almost seven nights a week.

 
 

Events at Cafe OTO

Axel Dorner

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 8pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
Axel Dorner Cafe OTO The German trumpeter plays jazz. 2015-04-212015-04-21 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The German trumpeter plays jazz.

White Magic
On Soon

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - 8pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
White Magic Cafe OTO The artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer plays loud psychedelia to meditative trance. 2015-04-222015-04-22 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer plays loud psychedelia to meditative trance.

Colin Potter
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 8pm | £10, adv £8, mems £6

 
Colin Potter Cafe OTO A performance by the experimental musician and sound artist with support from Alessio Natalizia, Guido Zen, Harmonious Thelonious and Sad City. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

A performance by the experimental musician and sound artist with support from Alessio Natalizia, Guido Zen, Harmonious Thelonious and Sad City.

Diane Cluck
On Soon

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April 2015 - 8pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Diane Cluck Cafe OTO New York-based folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 2015-04-242015-04-25 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

New York-based folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Akos Rozmann
On Soon

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th April 2015 - 8pm | £10, adv £8, mems £6

 
Akos Rozmann Cafe OTO A performance by the respected experimental musician/composer with support from Twelve Stations, Tolv Stationer. 2015-04-272015-04-28 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

A performance by the respected experimental musician/composer with support from Twelve Stations, Tolv Stationer.

All events at Café Oto
 
 
 

Dingwalls

Camden venue that's hosted everyone from the Sex Pistols to Goldie.

Camden Lock, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AB

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 

This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred people in between. Just as renowned for showcasing up-and-coming talent now as it was in the '70s when the Sex Pistols, Blondie and The Ramones were just a few of the seminal bands who performed there, Dingwalls continues to be a champion of new music.

 
 

Events at Dingwalls

Open Mic Night
OngoingFree Event

26th January to 29th June 2015 - 8pm | Free

 
Open Mic Night Dingwalls 2015-01-262015-06-29 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music
Echosmith
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7pm | adv £10

 
Echosmith Dingwalls The four-piece band Toluca Lake, Los Angeles 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The four-piece band Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

Back To The Folklaws
On SoonFree Event

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 8pm-11pm | Free

 
Back To The Folklaws Dingwalls 2015-01-292015-04-23 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music
This Is Eight
On SoonFree Event

Friday 24th April 2015 - 8pm-11pm | Free

 
This Is Eight Dingwalls The quartet with links to Walkern and Stevenage plays their own alternative and funk-rock material. With support from Ella Morgan, Georgia Patterson. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The quartet with links to Walkern and Stevenage plays their own alternative and funk-rock material. With support from Ella Morgan, Georgia Patterson.

House Of Camden
On SoonFree Event

3rd April to 18th December 2015 - 9pm-2.30am | £5, Free before 10pm

 
House Of Camden Dingwalls Residents and guests spin house and techno, disco, funk and soul across two rooms. 2015-04-032015-12-18 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music
All events at Dingwalls
 
 
 

Heaven

This mega club is famous for its gay night but also welcomes an impressive gig programme.

Under the Arches, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 6NG

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

London's most famous gay club is a vast labyrinth of dancefloors, bars, cafes and shops. This is the kind of place where it's perfectly ok- and encouraged- to jump on a podium: skimpy outfits are preferred. The atmosphere in this deservedly famous venue is second to none. As well as the notorious club nights, Heaven boasts a regular programme of live gigs, which include both established and up and coming artists. It has also been used for a number of music videos, including 'Tapes and Money' by dance producer and DJ, TEED.

 
 

Events at Heaven

Popcorn
Ongoing

20th Apr, 27th Apr, 4th May, 11th May, 18th May and 25th May 2015 - 11pm-5.30am | £8, £4 before 1am

 
Popcorn Heaven Resident DJs spin house, dance, R&B and top 40 chart pop across four rooms. 2015-01-052015-05-25 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs
Echosmith
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7pm-10.15pm | £10

 
Echosmith Heaven The four-piece band Toluca Lake, Los Angeles 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The four-piece band Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

G-A-Y Camp Attack
On SoonFree Event

24th Apr, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May and 29th May 2015 - 11pm-4am | w/flyer Free, Free w/wristband from G-A-Y Bar

 
G-A-Y Camp Attack Heaven Unabashedly cheesy retro hits from the 1970s to the noughties for an energetic gay crowd. 2015-01-022015-05-29 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs
G-A-Y
On Soon

25th Apr, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May and 30th May 2015 - 10.30pm-5am | £8, £3 w/wristband from G-A-Y Bar

 
G-A-Y Heaven Dance, pop and regular special performances from chart stars and X Factor finalists. 2015-01-172015-05-30 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs
Sunday at Heaven
On Soon

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - 10pm | phone for prices

 
Sunday at Heaven Heaven House, electro and techno courtesy of Boys Noize, Tiga, Djedjotronic, Scntst, Riton, Feadz, Strip Steve, Housemeister, Mixhell, Shadow dancer and many more. 2015-05-032015-05-03 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

House, electro and techno courtesy of Boys Noize, Tiga, Djedjotronic, Scntst, Riton, Feadz, Strip Steve, Housemeister, Mixhell, Shadow dancer and many more.

All events at Heaven
 
 
 

Hootananny

A spiritual home for London's reggae, rock and world music fans.

95 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This pub is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one of the finest venues in South London. The late night venue plays host to a regular programme of world music: reggae, blues, ska, jazz-funk, gyspy swing, battle rap, flamenco rock and dubstep, it can all be found here. It has a crowd covering all ages, races, and income brackets, united by their desire to listen to great music and socialise.

 
 

Events at Hootananny Brixton

Camden Cat & The Kingsnakes
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - 8pm-12midnight | Free

 
Camden Cat & The Kingsnakes Hootananny Brixton The outfit plays jump rockabilly beats and down-home grooves. 2015-04-222015-04-22 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs

The outfit plays jump rockabilly beats and down-home grooves.

Cecil Reuben Presents
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7pm-2am | £3

 
Cecil Reuben Presents Hootananny Brixton Roots, rock and reggae from City Link Up and JahRevelationMuzik, with the best unsigned reggae artists. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs

Roots, rock and reggae from City Link Up and JahRevelationMuzik, with the best unsigned reggae artists.

Hoot Comedy
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 8.30pm-10pm | phone for prices

 
Hoot Comedy Hootananny Brixton Stand-up material from Zoe Lyons and Joe Bor. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs

Stand-up material from Zoe Lyons and Joe Bor.

Fjokra
On SoonFree Event

Friday 24th April 2015 - 9pm-3am | £5, Free before 10pm

 
Fjokra Hootananny Brixton The Irish minimalist and his eponymous band play lo-fi electro-pop infused with retro-swing and metal. With support from They Say Jump, Forestears. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs

The Irish minimalist and his eponymous band play lo-fi electro-pop infused with retro-swing and metal. With support from They Say Jump, Forestears.

Stranger Than Paradise Presents
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 25th April 2015 - 9pm-3am | Free, £4 after 10pm

 
Stranger Than Paradise Presents Hootananny Brixton Madrid street artists Jingle Django play rhumba, world music and swing. With innovative musicians Les Trois Coups, The Gypsy Dynamite, Tabitha Taboo and Sacha Dieu & Ms Manray. 2015-04-252015-04-25 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs

Madrid street artists Jingle Django play rhumba, world music and swing. With innovative musicians Les Trois Coups, The Gypsy Dynamite, Tabitha Taboo and Sacha Dieu & Ms Manray.

All events at Hootananny
 
 
 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Warehouse style bar with great acoustics and an impressive live music programme.

2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Hoxton Square have deliberately gone for an unfinished urban feel, with bare warehouse walls, scratched-up furniture and one huge glass wall exposing the clientele to the headlights of cars trapped in the one-way sytem. With the likes of Example, Foals and Austra gracing the venue's stage, it's a great place to uncover new music - expect sticky floors and big crowds.

 
 

Events at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Franko Fraize

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 8pm-11pm | £6

 
Franko Fraize Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Glittery and glamorous pop music. 2015-04-212015-04-21 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Glittery and glamorous pop music.

Tove Styrke
On Soon

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - 7pm-10.30pm | adv £8

 
Tove Styrke Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Swedish pop singer songwriter. 2015-04-222015-04-22 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Swedish pop singer songwriter.

Corona SunSet Sessions Launch Event With Greg Wilson
On SoonFree Event

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7pm-1am | Free

 
Corona SunSet Sessions Launch Event With Greg Wilson Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen DJ Greg Wilson headlines an evening of house and garage, with support from Pedestrian. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

DJ Greg Wilson headlines an evening of house and garage, with support from Pedestrian.

The Caulfield Beats
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm | £5, adv £4

 
The Caulfield Beats Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen The two-piece garage electronic band from London launch their new EP, as part of the Klubb Lottarox club night series. With support from Caotico. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The two-piece garage electronic band from London launch their new EP, as part of the Klubb Lottarox club night series. With support from Caotico.

Friday at Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 10pm-2am | £5

 
Friday at Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Siren Dipity and Flex play electronic music. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Siren Dipity and Flex play electronic music.

All events at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
 
 
 

Koko

Located in an old theatre, this Camden institution offers a mixture of live bands and club nights.

1A Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7JE

Tube: Mornington Crescent Station, Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 

KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad balconies and plush upstairs bars are a reminder of its former role as the Camden Theatre, and the deep red colour scheme, chandeliers and gilt molding give it a decadent air that matches the rock stars who grace the stage. It has an illustrious rock 'n' roll history, having hosted The Clash and the Sex Pistols in the 1970s, and The Eurythmics, Madness and Madonna in the 1980s. It became a much-loved scuzzy rock club in the 1990s, before being restored and reopened in 2005.

 
 

Events at KOKO

Joshua Radin
On Soon

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - 7pm-10.45pm | £22

 
Joshua Radin KOKO Folk-pop from the American singer-songwriter. 2015-04-222015-04-22 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Folk-pop from the American singer-songwriter.

Plaza Francia
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7pm-11pm | £18

 
Plaza Francia KOKO The international trio, made up of musicians Catherine Ringer, Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Muller, performs passionate tango. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The international trio, made up of musicians Catherine Ringer, Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Muller, performs passionate tango.

Club NME: Dexters
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 8pm-4am | adv/before 11pm £5, after 11pm £7, NUS £4

 
Club NME: Dexters KOKO The energetic London-based ensemble performs riff-heavy rock. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The energetic London-based ensemble performs riff-heavy rock.

Guilty Pleasures
On Soon

Saturday 25th April 2015 - 10pm-3.30am | £10

 
Guilty Pleasures KOKO Party night with dancers, live bands and speciality acts. DJs spin music ranging from Buggles to Beyonce, Wild Cherry to Katy Perry, Whitney Houston to Amy Winehouse. 2015-04-252015-04-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Party night with dancers, live bands and speciality acts. DJs spin music ranging from Buggles to Beyonce, Wild Cherry to Katy Perry, Whitney Houston to Amy Winehouse.

Guilty Pleasures
On Soon

Saturday 25th April 2015 - 11pm-3.30am | £10

 
Guilty Pleasures KOKO Residents and guests play pop, with entertainment from dancers, music acts and speciality performers. 2015-03-282015-04-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Residents and guests play pop, with entertainment from dancers, music acts and speciality performers.

All events at Koko
 
 
 

Roundhouse

Big-name acts and a programme dedicated to fresh talent are all housed under this famous roof.

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 

Boasting a colourful history, the Roundhouse initially started life as an engine shed. It was later transformed into a bonded warehouse for Gilbey's Gin before Arnold Wesker established Centre 42 here, insisting it became one of the most cutting-edge performing arts venue in the country. Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd played several memorable concerts and it is these performances that have sealed the Roundhouse's legendary reputation. By the 1980s it was a crumbling wreck and took £27 million to restore it. A shiny, angular, glass three-storey extension has been attached to the original dark-grey drum. Tickets for main performances here can be a little steep but you can rest assured that you're supporting one of the best artistic initiatives in north London.

 
 

Events at Roundhouse

Circolombia Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th April to 3rd May 2015 | £5-£29.50

 
Circolombia Roundhouse Circolombia, the Colombian circus company who took the Roundhouse by storm back in 2011, are back in 2015 with the UK premiere of a new production. Fourteen talented performers from across Colombia - who together ... 2015-04-142015-05-03 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Circolombia, the Colombian circus company who took the Roundhouse by storm back in 2011, are back in 2015 with the UK premiere of a new production. Fourteen talented performers from across Colombia - who together ...more

Public Service Broadcasting
On Soon

Thursday 7th May 2015 - 7pm-11pm | £21.50

 
Public Service Broadcasting Roundhouse The London-based two-piece blend samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material with electronica and rock. 2015-05-072015-05-07 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The London-based two-piece blend samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material with electronica and rock.

Louder, Brighter, More
On Soon

Friday 8th May 2015 - 7.30pm | £12.50

 
Louder, Brighter, More Roundhouse Performances by choirs, featuring B.I.G. Choir, Birmingham City Council Choir, Chaps Choir, 2015-05-082015-05-08 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Performances by choirs, featuring B.I.G. Choir, Birmingham City Council Choir, Chaps Choir,

Saturday Sessions
On Soon

Saturday 9th May 2015 - 7.30pm | £12.50

 
Saturday Sessions Roundhouse Traditional music old and new with North London's very own 60-strong Boyband, plus the Magnificent AK47, the Holst Singers and friends from across the British and Emerald Isles. 2015-05-092015-05-09 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Traditional music old and new with North London's very own 60-strong Boyband, plus the Magnificent AK47, the Holst Singers and friends from across the British and Emerald Isles.

Sunday World Service
On Soon

Sunday 10th May 2015 - 7.30pm | £12.50

 
Sunday World Service Roundhouse Choral sounds from around the world for the final night of Voices Now. Take in music from across Africa, Bulgaria, Georgia, the UK and all points in between. 2015-05-102015-05-10 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Choral sounds from around the world for the final night of Voices Now. Take in music from across Africa, Bulgaria, Georgia, the UK and all points in between.

All events at Roundhouse
 
 
 

Scala

This King's Cross venue is home to live music, clubs, art, and film.

275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, King's Cross, London, N1 9NL

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The venue welcomed legends like Iggy Pop during the 70s, but didn't become a  purely music venue until 1993. Since then though it has seen an illustrious series of soon-to-be-famous bands pass though the doors, including Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Scissor Sisters and Coldplay.

 
 

Events at Scala

Will Butler
On Soon

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - 7.30pm | £15

 
Will Butler Scala Eclectic rock from the Arcade Fire frontman. 2015-04-222015-04-22 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Eclectic rock from the Arcade Fire frontman.

Joanna Gruesome
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 7.30pm | £11

 
Joanna Gruesome Scala The Cardiff-based alt punk quintet performs in support of second album, Peanut Butter. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The Cardiff-based alt punk quintet performs in support of second album, Peanut Butter.

University Of Dub - I & I Are The Roots
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 10pm-6am | adv £13

 
University Of Dub - I & I Are The Roots Scala Roots, reggae and dub courtesy of Jah Revelation Muzik Sound-system Orthodox Sound with Cecil Reuben, MC Trooper & Ziggy, Jah Tubbys World-system & Crew from East London and The Mighty Aba-Shanti-I. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Roots, reggae and dub courtesy of Jah Revelation Muzik Sound-system Orthodox Sound with Cecil Reuben, MC Trooper & Ziggy, Jah Tubbys World-system & Crew from East London and The Mighty Aba-Shanti-I.

Mishima & Mega Spanish Party
On Soon

Saturday 25th April 2015 - 11.45pm-6am | £10-£18

 
Mishima & Mega Spanish Party Scala House and Latin from the DJ and producer. 2015-04-252015-04-25 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

House and Latin from the DJ and producer.

Kazik Na Zywo
On Soon

Sunday 26th April 2015 - 6pm-10.30pm | £25

 
Kazik Na Zywo Scala The band from Warsaw performs rapcore originals. 2015-04-262015-04-26 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The band from Warsaw performs rapcore originals.

All events at Scala
 
 
 

The Forum

This former art deco cinema now welcomes a weekly programme of live gigs.

9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW51JY

Tube: Kentish Town Station

 
 

Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, with superb bands week-in week-out, and a fully-lubricated, enthusiastic and music-loving crowd. Well-designed and well-organised it manages to avoid the bar queues that are a feature of so much London gigging, while the main stage has great sound and a design that brings bands far closer to their audiences than you have any reason to expect in a venue this size.

 
 

Events at The Forum

While She Sleeps
On Soon

Thursday 30th April 2015 - 7pm-11pm | adv £16.50

 
While She Sleeps The Forum Self-penned metalcore comes courtesy of this five-piece, Sheffield-based unit. With support from Cancer Bats, Hundredth, Oathbreaker. 2015-04-302015-04-30 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Self-penned metalcore comes courtesy of this five-piece, Sheffield-based unit. With support from Cancer Bats, Hundredth, Oathbreaker.

Leningrad
On Soon

Saturday 2nd May 2015 - 7pm-11pm | £35-£70

 
Leningrad The Forum The band plays raucous soviet folk-punk. 2015-05-022015-05-02 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The band plays raucous soviet folk-punk.

UFO
On Soon

Thursday 7th May 2015 | phone for prices

 
UFO The Forum The band who were originally formed in 1969 performs its classic hard rock and heavy metal material, both old and new. 2015-05-072015-05-07 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The band who were originally formed in 1969 performs its classic hard rock and heavy metal material, both old and new.

25 Years Of Fabio & Grooverider
On Soon

Friday 8th May 2015 - 10pm | £10

 
25 Years Of Fabio & Grooverider The Forum D&B, house and jungle courtesy of Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Die, DJ SS, Randall, Phantasy, Mampi Swift, Micky Finn, Rat Packnicky Blackmarket and many more. 2015-05-082015-05-08 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

D&B, house and jungle courtesy of Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Die, DJ SS, Randall, Phantasy, Mampi Swift, Micky Finn, Rat Packnicky Blackmarket and many more.

Chinese Man
On Soon

Saturday 9th May 2015 - 8pm-2am | £18

 
Chinese Man The Forum The outfit plays electronic music with support from Mikill Pane and Subculture Sage. 2015-05-092015-05-09 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The outfit plays electronic music with support from Mikill Pane and Subculture Sage.

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The Old Blue Last

Traditional no frills boozer famed for its live music.

38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3ES

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice magazine. The venue has two floors, the pub and the small upstairs room where the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine have played gigs before becoming the stuff of legend. The pub hosts different nights which range from fun bouncy pop to punk parties, indie swag hipster nights to dirty drum and base as well as Vice magazine launch parties. In the live room upstairs most nights are free and even the ticketed gigs rarely cost more than a fiver.

 
 

Events at The Old Blue Last

Time For T
Free Event

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 8pm-12midnight | Free

 
Time For T The Old Blue Last The outfit plays tropical folk rock with support from Normanton Street and Island Cassettes. 2015-04-212015-04-21 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The outfit plays tropical folk rock with support from Normanton Street and Island Cassettes.

Dessa
On Soon

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 8pm-12midnight | £11, phone for availability

 
Dessa The Old Blue Last The singer from Minneapolis, Margret Wander, performs her hip hop originals. 2015-04-222015-04-23 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The singer from Minneapolis, Margret Wander, performs her hip hop originals.

VICE House Party
On SoonFree Event

Friday 24th April 2015 - 8pm-1am | Free

 
VICE House Party The Old Blue Last 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music
Big Echo
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 25th April 2015 - 8pm-2am | Free

 
Big Echo The Old Blue Last Oscar B2B Fake Laugh DJs play indie pop and rock, with live acts Prom, Our Girl and Maui. 2015-04-252015-04-25 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Oscar B2B Fake Laugh DJs play indie pop and rock, with live acts Prom, Our Girl and Maui.

Lucidalabrador
On SoonFree Event

Monday 27th April 2015 - 8pm-12midnight | Free

 
Lucidalabrador The Old Blue Last The band plays rock with support from Himalayan Dalai Lama. 2015-04-272015-04-27 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The band plays rock with support from Himalayan Dalai Lama.

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Union Chapel

The Islington Chapel is one of the most enchanting music venues in London.

Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

This Grade II listed building just south of Highbury Corner functions not only as a place of worship, it is also one of London's most unique and enchanting live music venues with a diverse and enticing list of upcoming events. There's something quite magical about this place and you will be hard pushed to find a more memorable location to listen to live music in London. The Chapel has seen over a century's worth of visitors come through its doors and has welcomed artists such as Bjork, Tori Amos and Fionn Regan to the stage in recent years. Performers are framed by the stained glass window and the space is lit with the warm glow of church candles. A fully licensed bar is open on show nights, and a kiosk in the Chapel provides visitors with hot chocolates and snacks to keep hands warm in those chilly winter months.

 
 

Events at Union Chapel

Jorge Drexler

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 7pm-10.30pm | adv £20

 
Jorge Drexler Union Chapel Latin singer-songwriter and musician fuses traditional Uruguayan styles with bossa nova, pop, jazz and electronica. 2015-04-212015-04-21 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Latin singer-songwriter and musician fuses traditional Uruguayan styles with bossa nova, pop, jazz and electronica.

Comedy For Depression
On Soon

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 6.30pm-10pm | £18

 
Comedy For Depression Union Chapel Wry cultural and political observations and hard-hitting humour from Georgia-born stand-up Reginald D Hunter. Also featuring Hal Cruttenden, David Morgan, Angela Barnes, Matt Richardson and MC Darius Davies. 2015-04-232015-04-23 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Wry cultural and political observations and hard-hitting humour from Georgia-born stand-up Reginald D Hunter. Also featuring Hal Cruttenden, David Morgan, Angela Barnes, Matt Richardson and MC Darius Davies.

Vocabularies
On Soon

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April 2015 - 7pm-10.30pm | £7 & £10

 
Vocabularies Union Chapel A performance by three London youth choirs. 2015-04-242015-04-25 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

A performance by three London youth choirs.

Snowpoet
On Soon

Sunday 26th April 2015 - 2.30pm | £8

 
Snowpoet Union Chapel London based acoustic ensemble led by vocalist Lauren Kinsella. With support from trio Gufo. 2015-04-262015-04-26 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

London based acoustic ensemble led by vocalist Lauren Kinsella. With support from trio Gufo.

Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan
On Soon

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - 7pm | adv £19.50

 
Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan Union Chapel Collaborative performance from the three acoustic, folk and roots singer songwriters and instrumentalists. 2015-04-282015-04-28 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Collaborative performance from the three acoustic, folk and roots singer songwriters and instrumentalists.

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XOYO

This basement club is one of the best places to catch big-name DJs, dance acts and bands.

32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AP

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Located a few minutes from Old Street tube, XOYO opened in September 2010 and was re-launched in 2012. On Friday nights the venue holds a programme of cutting edge live events - past performers include Mark Ronson, Simian Mobile Disco and Mike Skinner - while Saturdays are dedicated to parties from some of London's top club promoters, including Bugged Out!, Neon Noise Project and Upset the Rhythm. Spread across two floors, the top floor being sister bar The Shoreditch Butchery, XOYO has a capacity of 800 and aims to be an incredible platform for London's clubbers. 

 
 

Events at XOYO

Sneak
Ongoing

21st Apr, 28th Apr, 5th May, 12th May, 19th May and 26th May 2015 - 10pm-3am | adv £3

 
Sneak XOYO Guest and resident DJs supply house and techno. 2015-01-202015-05-26 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Bugged Out Presents
On Soon

Friday 24th April 2015 - 9pm-4am | £12.50 & £14.50

 
Bugged Out Presents XOYO Andhim, Joe Goddard, Super Flu, Eliphino and NVWLS spin house across two rooms. 2015-04-242015-04-24 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Andhim, Joe Goddard, Super Flu, Eliphino and NVWLS spin house across two rooms.

Benji B + Wiley + Zomby + Kode9 + Room 2: Yo-Yo
On Soon

Saturday 25th April 2015 - 9pm-4am | £20, adv £13.50

 
Benji B + Wiley + Zomby + Kode9 + Room 2: Yo-Yo XOYO Garage from Benji B, Wiley, Zomby, Kode9, YoYo, Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade. 2015-04-252015-04-25 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Garage from Benji B, Wiley, Zomby, Kode9, YoYo, Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade.

Tape
On Soon

Monday 27th April 2015 - 10pm-3am | £7, £6 before 11pm, adv £5

 
Tape XOYO Residents and guests supply house, hip hop, garage, bass and trap across two floors. 2015-04-272015-04-27 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Residents and guests supply house, hip hop, garage, bass and trap across two floors.

Friday At XOYO
On Soon

Friday 1st May 2015 - 9pm-4am | £13.50

 
Friday At XOYO XOYO Shadow Child, Friend Within and Chris Lorenzo supply house. 2015-05-012015-05-01 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Shadow Child, Friend Within and Chris Lorenzo supply house.

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