If you can dare to drag yourself away from the Big Brother final tonight and aren’t whisking yourself away to V, then these are our top recommendations for this week.
Stylish Riots Weekender Part I :If you’ve ever been down to Notting Hill Arts Club on a Wednesday night, then you’ll be well aware of the YOYO boys. Now instead of trekking all the way down the Central Line, the hip hop party kids are hosting this night at Hoxton’s 333. The main room will feature Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade with Man Like Me and Jamie T playing live; while room two will bounce from the sounds of Nadia Ksabia’s ever banging electroclash sets. Toddle downstairs to the dungeonous room three for live sets from Dogs and Objects amongst others.
@ 333 // 10 – 4 // £10
Smoove : Hip-hop, bashment and RnB night Smoove returns for one of it’s now occasional nights at SE1’s Ministry of Sound. Matt Jam Lamont and Mikee B (formerly Dreem Team) will be in the main room with a PA from Rose Windross, while the legendary Steve Feelgood will be playing funky house in the bar.
@ Ministry of Sound // 1030 – 4 // £12.50
Unskinny Bop: The forever magnificent Unskinny Bop takes up it’s montly residency at Bethanl Green’s Pleasure Unit. Playing anything fun from Missy Elliot to Kelly Clarkson to Pixies, the Boppers always fill up the small venue with a very lively and happy crowd. Be warned though, if full the bar can get very very hot. Last time we went we danced so hard to Buffalo Stance that there was a small pool of sweat left on the floor around us. Lovely.
@ Pleasure Unit // 9 – 2 (doors shut at 12) // Free b4 9.30 then £4
Rockabaret: We like clubs run by the people behind Camden’s Stay Beautiful. While Simon Price’s disco night, Aftershow, takes a break for August, our attention turns to fellow SB founder Tony Magg’s extravagant Rockaberet. Held at West London’s members club The Cobden Club, the playlist may be indie and pop, but the theme is most definitely dress for the occasion. Set in a lavish Victorian ballroom, six interludes will punctuate your evening where burlesque performances will fill the room. And when they say dress up, they don’t just mean no jeans. Full out tops, tails, balldresses and bodices are expected here thank you very much.
@ The Cobden Club // 9 – 2 // £7 b4 10, then 8. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be allowed entry