Sunday 21st August 2016 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Nigel Burch and the Flea-Pit Orchestra, Fran Isherwood and Gaga Ladies are are up to their usual Shenanigans joined by their special guests: This month we have singer -songwriter Jace Thompson and lapsteel wizard Paul Seacroft, both of whom may well be joined by guest singers (TBC).

Come along and be entertained or grace the open mic Just sign up at 6.30pm.

Free!

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Saturday 20th August 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Hey everybody, it's time to shake your money makers this Saturday night at the Mascara Bar.

We'll be bringing you some of the best tunes of jive, rock n' roll and rhythm and blues all night long. So don't forget your blue suedes and bring some spares too.

FREE ENTRY

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Thursday 18th July 2016 - 8pm onwards

Once again, bun funners unite

Anyone welcome to collab/experiment/jam

open platform with hosts

FREE ENTRY

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Sunday 14th August 2016 - 7pm onwards

Drifters are back to work (but dang we enjoy it) after the Grand Ole Stokey as we welcome guests The Henry Brothers to our favourite honky tonk Mascara Bar.

If you caught their set last month you will not want to miss their take on the genre of the Murder Ballad.

Hear Henry Brothers sing old time country songs of mortality & murder in the close harmony style of 'brother' duets like the Monroe Bros/Louvin Bros, etc...

The London visits are minimal so get here early for the "most famous murder ballad duo in Norwich" with pint specials and DJ set all starting at 630pm. See ya at the bar.... Mascara Bar!

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Saturday 13th August 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Rocket launch of a spankin' new Soul Club. Resident DJ Jon Dabner presents a night of 100% Rare & Northern Soul Vinyl with a sparkling rostra of guests starting with Hole in the Wall's superb Glen Goodwin and introducing Dublin's Lisa Wolverson making her London debut.

Venue: the brilliant, cosmopolitan Mascara Bar!

Where else offers a free admission policy, a top sound system, wooden dance floor, great drinks prices and a 3AM licence?

Launching 13 August the club runs second Saturday of the month thereafter.

Brilliant local action painter Gina Southgate is designing an exclusive flyer but in the meantime here's a great pic of Tammi Terrell in fightin' form!

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Friday 12th August 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Our oldest and favouritist night of social dancing!

Mischievous music with a sense of humour: Swing that really swings, innuendo-riddled Jump Blues, steamin' Hot Jazz, and more.

We're a week earlier than usual this month!

9pm - 2am: Music from Don Pucci + guest DJ
2am - 4am: Little Richard's Rhythm & Blues Juke Box

£5 entry / Free after 1am
www.uptownswing.co.uk/aint-misbehavin

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Saturday 6th August 2016 - 9pm - 3am

The Gina Baber Set (Disco, RnB)

Alia Sulaiman (Philly Soul)

E-Man Boogie (Boogie)

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Friday 5th August 2016 - 8pm - 3am

⚡ HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL ⚡ PUNK SPECIAL ⚡

Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)
Richard Boon (Buzzcocks ex-manager)
Mark Laff (Generation X / Subway Sect)
Travis Elborough (author of The Long-Player Goodbye)
Hélène de Joie (punk burlesque)
Moto Vamp (garage biker punks)

★ Intimate evening of live music, panel discussion and Q&A with bona fide punk royalty. Followed by Hélène de Joie and leather-clad biker punks Moto Vamp

★ DJs John the Revelator (Dirty Water Records, Heatwave), Paula and James Meynell (Soho Radio) playing punk classics and cult choices until 3am

★ In association with the http://punk.london/ 40th anniversary thing, Garageland and with invaluable help from Lindsey Duncan

★ Disabled access ★ 3am close

★ FREE ENTRY

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Saturday 30th July 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Reggae and punk in a two sevens clash.

The Ruts, Junior Murvin, The Clash, Dillinger, The Slits, The Mighty Two, The Jam, LKJ, X-Ray Spex, Dennis Brown, Menace, Aswad, Blondie, The Upsetters, Rich Kids, Steel Pulse and plenty more for your dancing pleasure.

9pm kick off. No door pressure.

Late bar and toilets.

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Friday 29th July 2016 - 9pm - 3am

The High Summer (what summer?) Edition of Stoke Newington's longest running soul night - a landmark event on Hackney's nightlife scene.

Dugout DJs spin the finest soul dance music all night long and on into the dawn chorus - Rare & Northern Soul, Funk, RnB & Boogaloo delivered with flash, panache & peak soul power.

Free entry to a great club venue, the brilliant, cosmopolitan Mascara Bar, with an excellent sound system, wooden dance floor and sweet drinks pricing!

You have been warned!

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Sunday 24th July 2016 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Nigel Burch and the Flea-Pit Orchestra and Fran Isherwood (The Gaga Ladies are on their jollies) are up to their usual Shenanigans joined by their special guests.

This months guests are the poets Cathy Flower, Lucy Leagrave, Kevin Reinhardt, Bryan Baker & Ernie Burns

Come along and be entertained or grace the open mic Just sign up from 6.30pm.

Free!

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Saturday 23rd July 2016 - 9pm - 3am

⚡ SPECIAL ⚡ BIRTHDAY ⚡ EDITION ⚡

DJs:

Sterling Roswell (Spacemen 3)
She Rocola (Tropics of Cancer, Lady and the Tramps)
John the Revelator (Dirty Water Records, Heatwave)
★ Sean Bright (Time Tunnel)

★ Live music from Nigel Burch and the Flea-Pit Orchestra (Brechtian folk punk)

★ Twist contest ★ Extravagant outfits ★ Secret guests tba

A few of us are celebrating birthdays on this one :-)

★ The Sonics ★ Devo ★ northern soul ★ Little Richard ★ The Clash ★ B52s ★ Etta James ★ David Bowie ★ The Slits ★ The Velvet Underground ★ Toots and the Maytals ★ Gang of Four ★ The Shangri-Las ★ T-Rex ★ X-Ray Spex ★ Chuck Berry ★ Ramones ★ Jackie Wilson ★ The Rolling Stones ★ Talking Heads ★ Ray Charles ★ The Stranglers ★ Ike and Tina ★ Wanda Jackson ★ The Specials ★ The Kingsmen ★ Iggy Pop ★

⚡ FREE ENTRY ⚡ LATE CLOSE ⚡

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Friday 22nd July 2016 - 9pm - 3am

DSKÖ / E-MAN_BOOGIE / ELI SILVERMAN
HOSTING AN EVENING OF PURE NITTY GRITTY
FUNK Y'ALL

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Wednesday 20th July 2016 - 8.45pm - 10.30pm

Bringing you a chilled, groovy Wednesday night of Howler originals and reworks, including a few brand new numbers.

Brought to life by Jack Stanley (piano), Josh Davies (drums) and Will Franden (bass).

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www.mrhowler.com

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Saturday 16th July 2016 - 9pm - 3am

We've been spinning the finest new wave, indie, punk, soul and rock 'n' roll for your delectation for a whole 2 years now and we've had an absolutely amazing time doing it. Why not come celebrate this momentous occasion with us on Sat July 16th?

We'll be playing stuff like Delta 5, ESG, Belle and Sebastian, The Sonics, Arcade Fire, Martha and the Vandellas, Spearmint, PWR BTTM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pulp, Garbage, Bauhaus, The Spook School, Buzzcocks, The Long Blondes, Placebo, Generation X, Sonic Youth...

QUEER is an alternative night for people who identify as LGBTQ and anyone who doesn't feel at home anywhere else.

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Friday 15th July 2016 - 9pm - 3am

Our monthly social dance night continues at Mascara bar.

Expect a night of footloose dancing to mischievous music with a sense of humour: Swing that really swings, innuendo-riddled Jump Blues, steamin’ Hot Jazz, and a load of vintage songs about misdemeanour, unlawful behaviour, and flagrant imbibement in drink, drugs and illicit activity.

9pm – 2am – Music from Don Pucci + guest DJ
2am – 3am – Rock n’ Roll Juke Box

Entry: £5 / Free entry after 1am

Dress Code: Come in rags as long as they’re your gladdest!

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Thursday 14th July 2016 - 7.30pm onwards

FOLK 'N' ROLL! MONTHLY WITH FOLLOW THE CROWS
Join us for our monthly session of foot-stomping folk-rock, roots, bluegrass and acoustic music at Mascara Bar. Hosts Follow The Crows present a selection of quality live music from some of the latest and greatest trailblazers on the wild folk frontier!
This month it's:

Moonfield
youtube.com/watch?v=4-ChYmx-sx8
Chris Hornsby
www.chrishornsby.co.uk
Dan Ferguson
soundcloud.com/dan-ferguson-895742299
Follow The Crows
facebook.com/FollowTheCrows1

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Saturday 9th July 2016 - 10pm - 3am

Hey Punks, BANG is back! Did you miss us?

Come dance and get the summer night sweats at the Mascara Bar.

Betty & Katia will be playing all your favourite recordzzz.

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Friday 8th July 2016 - 10pm - 3am

Our noughties rock and roll club night returns to Mascara Bar on Friday 8th July. Expect to hear:

The Strokes
The Music
BRMC
Kings of Leon
The Libertines
The Cooper Temple Clause
Arctic Monkeys
The Datsuns
The Cribs
The Rapture
The Von Bondies
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Le Tigre
Interpol
CSS

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You can also like our page:

https://www.facebook.com/hardtoexplainclub

And find us here:

https://www.instagram.com/hardtoexplainclub/

Get on your dancing shoes x

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Thursday 7th July 2016 - 8pm - 10.30pm

You are cordially invited to the brand new MASCARA CABARET - a monthly RIOT of brilliant character and sketch comedy in Stoke Newington's one AND only Mascara bar.

It's an unbelievable line up for our inaugural show:

THE STORYBEAST:

Behold the majesty of 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee/Immortal Wizard The Story Beast! Dare you look within his rattlebag of demented tales, terrifying ritual and unrelenting Anglo-Saxon lolz...

★★★★★ ‘One of the wonders of the Fringe’ The Mirror
★★★★ ‘A literate, tightly constructed hour... a thing of wonder’ Fest
★★★★ ‘White hot brilliance... one hell of an achievement’ Time Out
‘A bearded force of nature’ Guardian
‘Wonderfully grotesque and hilarious ... Brought the house down’ OutsiderComedy.co.uk
‘A timeless raconteur’

JO ROMERO

"…a performer who brings a unique physical performance to her material. Romero will surely be a force to be reckoned with." - Chortle
“Multi-talented Jo Romero! Her stage presence is natural, her wit is quick and the humour is enjoyable by anyone and everyone.
Romero gives an eccentric and funny performance. A thoroughly likeable woman.” - 3 Weeks

CLOVIS VAN DARKHELM:

Amateur anthropologist, paranormal investigator, collector of magical ephemera, and the man who has taken bothering indigenous peoples whilst wearing black to new levels
'A brilliant creation... layered, intelligent and multi-facted' The List

THE BAY OF PIGS FIASCO

Liam Hourican (Murder in Successville, Very Important People) and Jim Roche (iCandy, The Mario Rosenstock Show)

‘wonderfully ridiculous caricatures… executed with a joyful, spirited naughtiness****’ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘the impressions are so good they are visually uncanny****’ The Irish Times
'a strong and destructive double act' The Telegraph


GABBY BEST

As seen on BBC3's Live at the Electric and Murder in Succesville and winner of the Funny Women Award (2012)

THIS GLORIOUS MONSTER

The next 'League of Gentlemen” - Jimmy Mulville (Hat Trick Productions).
“Excellent” - The Independent.
British Comedy Guide: "This Glorious Monster are one of the funniest comedy groups on YouTube – every video is a well crafted comedy gem. A rare example of a sketch-based channel to which the 'hit and miss' cliché doesn't apply".

www.youtube.com/user/ThisGloriousMonster

MIKE SHEPHARD

regular host of the historically themed comedy night, History's Greatest Monster and writer for BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4Extra's Newsjack and the award-winning Comedians Theatre Company.
“Shephard brings an energy and ability to put the emphasis on the correct syllable that would make anyone laugh” - Jeannie Jameson, Remotegoat
4 stars "Well-timed punchlines and endearing self-awareness" - Tom Bateman, ThreeWeek

THE OWLS OF DERISION
Two untried and untested pissheads

FREE ENTRY and carousing til late!

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