Shacklewell Arms

Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
  • Telephone 020 7249 0810
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–3am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–midnight.
  • Email
  • Website www.shacklewellarms.com
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The back room of the Shacklewell Arms is the place to be for gigs, club nights, magazine launches and other events, seven days a week. Music-wise, expect unknowns to mingle with up-and-comers, for reasonable prices (often free; usually less than a tenner). Generally veering on the indie side, although Solange Knowles has manned the decks in the past.

The front room is a pub, with a big screen for football, a pool table and a wide range of ales and lagers to satisfy most tastes. Burgers are the meal of choice – the pub are working their way through 50 different burgers to represent all 50 states of America, so that's plenty of choice. There are also veggie options, hot dogs and sides.

Bus numbers 488, 236, 149, 76 all stop nearby, while Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction tube stations are about five minutes walk away.

Events at this venue

There are 26 events at this location

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Baby Strange

Glasgow-based trio specialising in energetic lo-fi garage rock.

Wed 21 Sep

£11 / 020 7249 0810

CIEL

CIEL met on the South Coast of England where they distilled their differing influences into grunge-pop finery. Early on the band caught the eye of BBC 6’s Steve Lamacq who included them as a spotlight artist on his show. They gained further radio plays across the UK and US (BBC 6 Music, KEXP, WFUV) as well as loyal…

Thu 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7249 0810

Wed 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7249 0810

Dame Area

Night Terrors will be presenting Barcelona-based electronic duo DAME AREA for a headline show at Dalston's Shacklewell Arms this September. This is an 18+ event (Photo I.D required).

Thu 8 Sep

£9.90 / 020 7249 0810

Doflame + Dear-god + Veles The Menace (digipunk)

Bad Vibrations welcomes DoFlame to The Shacklewell Arms for a free show on 16th August 2022. Support from Dear-God and Veles The Menace (digipunk). This is an 18+ event.

Tue 16 Aug

Free / 020 7249 0810

Electric Eye

ELECTRIC EYE is a Psychedelic/Space Rock band from Bergen, Norway. The band is formed by Øystein Braut (guitar, vocals), Njål Clementsen (bass, vocals), Anders Bjelland (keyboards) and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde (drums). Their first album Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time, released in 2013, is a psychedelic breeze of fresh air since…

Fri 30 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Emerson Snowe

Australian musician Emerson Snowe makes dreamy nostalgic indie. He's already supported the likes of King Krule, Ariel Pink and Courtney Barnett. Welcome to his twinkling, twisted time warp. Presented by Eat Your Own Ears. This is an 18+ event.

Wed 14 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7249 0810

Garageland London - The Hip Priests, Fantazmaz, Morreadoras

The Hip Priests https://www.facebook.com/thehippriests The most prolific band you’ve probably never heard of……… Since their inception in 2006, The Hip Priests have released a mighty thirty 7” singles, six albums, and three EPs on various independent labels from all over Europe, Canada & the USA!! Fiercely independent…

Fri 16 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Holiday Ghosts

Holiday Ghosts is a 4 piece Rock 'n' Roll group, from the small town of Falmouth and now based in Brighton. Starting as a solo project of Sam Stacpoole, of the The Black Tambourines, it has existed and evolved in the space between that band and running his studio since 2012. It is now a full collaboration between Sam, his…

Tue 6 Sep

£9 / 020 7249 0810

Jealous

Jealous is a powerhouse art-punk trio that has been a big part of Berlin's contemporary music scene. Jealous was formed in Berlin in early 2018 by Paz Bonfil (Guitar, Vocals) and Adi Kum (Bass, Vocals). They met 8 years ago in Tel Aviv's underground circuit, and have been based in Berlin in the last years. In 2019 Jealous…

Wed 28 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Kris Baha

Night Terrors and SC&P will be hosting a live set from Kris Baha this September at Dalston's Shacklewell Arms. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID Required).

Fri 23 Sep

£11 / 020 7249 0810

Lande Hekt

Lande Hekt’s natural state of being is in the writing of a song. Having crafted politically aware, heart-on-sleeve, punchy yet tender, punk-flecked songs with her band Muncie Girls, Lande turned her hand to an even more personal songwriting approach as she embarked on writing a solo record - 2021’s ‘Going to Hell’. The…

Mon 14 Nov

£9.35 / 020 7249 0810

Lande Hekt

Upset The Rhythm presents LANDE HEKT Monday 14 November The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB 7.30pm | £8.50 LANDE HEKT's voice in music is one that's socially aware yet often introspective, drawing awareness to serious issues but at the same time baring her soul. Much of Hekt's compositions…

Mon 14 Nov

£9.35 / 020 7249 0810

Thu 18 Aug

Cancelled / 020 7249 0810

Nü Wavved

Nü Wavved is a club night every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms. Dedicated to playing the best New Wave, Synth Pop & Post Punk music that emerged from 1978 to the mid-eighties. This is a 18+ event.

Sat 10 Sep

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 8 Oct

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 12 Nov

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 10 Dec

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Pinch Points + Public Body + System Exclusive

Bad Vibrations is delighted to welcome Melbourne post-punk outfit PINCH POINTS to The Shacklewell Arms on 7th September 2022. Their clean, angular guitar harmonies, mechanical riffs and belted-out group-vocals, are all played at turbo speed and it truly is a sight to behold. Their 2018 cassette ‘MECHANICAL INJURY’ and…

Wed 7 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Scared To Dance: Guest Djs Pictish Trail

Scared To Dance is back at The Shacklewell Arms! Our guest DJs are Pictish Trail. Johnny Lynch from the band will be playing records at the club off the back of the release of their new album Island Family on Lost Map Records. We'll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music from the likes of Talking…

Fri 9 Dec

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Scared To Dance: Guest DJs Superorganism

Scared To Dance is back at The Shacklewell Arms! Our guest DJs are Superorganism. Soul and B from the band will be playing records at the club off the back of the release of their new album World Wide Pop out on Domino. We'll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music from the likes of Talking Heads, Joy…

Sat 20 Aug

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Scared To Dance: Guest Djs Teleman

Scared To Dance is back at The Shacklewell Arms! Our guest DJs are Teleman. Hiro Ama from the band will be playing records at the club in the run-up to the release of their new album. We'll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music from the likes of Talking Heads, Joy Division, Wet Leg, The Cure, Dry…

Sat 15 Oct

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Scared To Dance: Guest DJs Warmduscher

Our guest DJs are Warmduscher. Adam J Harmer from the band will be playing records at the club for the first time. We’re huge fans of their new album At the Hotspot out now on Bella Union. We'll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and art rock music from the likes of Talking Heads, Wet Leg, Joy Division, Alvvays, The…

Sat 17 Sep

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Shake The Shacklewell: Cowboy Flying Saucer + Barbican Estate + Big Dipper + Restless Taxis + Weekend Punks + Beneather

Cowboy Flying Saucer headline Shake The Shacklewell. Support comes from Barbican Estate, Big Dipper, Restless Taxis, Weekend Punks and Beneather. Cowboy Flying Saucer are a post-punk band spawned from Walthamstow. An experimental vehicle for sonic fun and adventure. Influences include time, space, electricity…

Sun 28 Aug

£11 / 020 7249 0810

Sparkling

Hailing from Cologne, the city that birthed the likes of Krautrock, and with LCD Soundsystem’s Al Doyle and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard on production reins for their new EP “This Is My Life / Das Ist Mein Leben / C ́est Ma Vie” via Moshi Moshi Records, SPARKLING’s remarkable progression continues, having originally formed…

Mon 12 Dec

Free / 020 7249 0810

The Spyrals

Bad Vibrations is delighted to welcome The Spyrals to The Shacklewell Arms on 17th September 2022. Their music had been praised for its simplicity but also originality - stripped-down rock 'n' roll, heavy psych with long, swirling guitar solos. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 17 Sep

Free / 020 7249 0810

Tau & The Drones of Praise

Harvest Sun Promotions presents Tau & The Drones of Praise

Tue 1 Nov

Free / 020 7249 0810

VR Sex

The cyber-post-punk project from Drab Majesty’s Andrew Clinco. Taking its title from an architectural phrase but more importantly refers to the warped, wicked underworld the songs both chronicle and condemn. Donning the moniker Noel Skum – an acerbic anagram of Elon Musk – Clinco vents his scorn for and fascination with…

Tue 20 Sep

£11 / 020 7249 0810

Wilderado

Following initial recording sessions at their one-time home and creative space named “The Misty Shrub” (the title of the first EP) in Latigo Canyon (the title of the second EP), the band returned Tulsa to base themselves from their hometown. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the USA a half dozen times playing with artists…

Wed 26 Oct

£14.56 / 020 7249 0810