Next Week's Gig Guide Goes Bowling

By londonist_mark Last edited 139 months ago
Next Week's Gig Guide Goes Bowling
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Just a couple of grand nights out for you next week, seeing as you're all no doubt getting busy with the Christmas party season.

Saturday: For your very own Wicker Man medieval Christmas experience in the dungeonesque confines of the Mean Fiddler, Circulus play Frog, doors at 11, horse and carts at 3am.

Alternatively mix your very own Caucasian from a night out bowling with the Rock'n'Roll Soul Festive Bowl. Not only will there be free bowling all night at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, a whole seven hours of the very best soul that rocks and rock with soul, resident DJs Gary, Nat, Al, Martin and Jimmy joined on the decks by Andy Lewis (Acid Jazz, Blow Up), Nick Brown (Intoxica!) and Danny Decourtelle (Happiness Stan’s) but (deep breath) there's also live entertainment courtesy of every Londonista's favourite heart throbs, The Pipettes, annnnd...

A very special guest band. Now we've seen the list (and we're not being funny here) but we can't tell you who's in it. What we can say is that they've all bothered the charts at some time, one of them has headlined Glastonbury and one of them makes us have very bad bad thoughts. So that's the Rock'n'Roll Soul Festive Bowl, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, Basement of the Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 9EU (nearest tubes: Russell Square, Euston), 8pm-3am, £8 (pay on the door only). GO!

Wednesday: Being Christmas and all it's the Christmas Blang at the 12 Bar Club (22 - 23 Denmark Place, WC2), with Santa's groto opening at 7.30 and giggling elf juices served until 1am. For a mere £5 on the door you get Partition: 4 chords, 3 musicians, 2 minute songs, 1 megaphone, zero-fi lurching pop punk; Sergeant Buzfuz - like Nick Cave on the dole; Jinx Lennon's speedball of Irish punk rap testifying; Bod, bass vixen for Hull’s quirk pop titans Fonda 500 who brings her gang of gals, Harvey Half Devoures to town ; and a late set from new boy on the London antifolk scene, Vauxhall Valentine Paul Hawkins.

Last Updated 09 December 2005