Sat 19th May: ACTIONETTES PRESENT VIVE LA REVOLUTION!
Prince Albert 418 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton London SW9 8LF [map]
Tel: 020 7274 3771 Facebook event
DJs 9pm - 2.30am
FREE ALL NIGHT!
The Actionettes presented a French revolutionary red, white and blue alternative to the royal jubilee in an action-packed night that included go-go dancing, the can-can and
Thee Faction providing the incendiary tunes.
It was a heap of fun!
PHOTOS FROM THE DANCEFLOOR:
Actionette on the decks.
Ms Nipsla introduces the acts.
Actionettes perform the can can.
Actionettes in the dance cages as Thee Faction slam down a union defending tune.
Actionettes back for their second set.
The Revolutionary Croissant Roulette was not a game for the faint hearted because lurking inside one of the four croissants was an evil chilli mix.
He doesn't know it yet, but the guy on the right is in for an unpleasant surprise.
Once he had finished spitting out the chili-laden croissant, the completely baffled 'winner' was handed a necklace of onions and awarded a free drink ticket.
I suspect he still hasn't any idea what it was all about.
Dancing to Mrs Mills.
Last song of the night!
Fiesty, friendly, fun and fiercely anti-conformist, The Actionettes manage to cause a stir wherever they go, with their unique style, infectious enthusiasm, high-octane performances and general joie de vivre.
As seen on Charlie Brooker's TV show and BBC2's Culture Show, these stars of Ladyfest and Vintage 2012 are not to be missed!
"With each shake of the hips, the smiles get wider..." The Independent
"Fantastic fun; great moves!" Jarvis Cocker
Thee Faction – blistering, unpleasant socialist R&B with an explicit political agenda.
"Actual full-on revolutionary socialist R&B – imagine Dr Feelgood with a brainful of Gramsci or The Redskins with a sense of humour... Thee Faction launch a critique of societal hegemony on the back of a BIG grimy blues’n’b twang. Excellent."
Andrew Harrison, The Word Magazine
"..barricade storming, smart, fun, instantly energising" Daily Mirror
"Terrific stuff. Well done!" Danny Baker, broadcasting legend
"...bringing down the Tories one song at a time" The Guardian
DJs on the night
An all-girl gang behind the decks, serving up heartbreak indie, Motown and Sixties Go-Go.
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills and Liberace in a floor stomping package.
BARON BOBBY BAUHAUS (charcoal soul)
More mysterious than Robert Smith's eyeliner bag, Bobby gets dancefloors rocking with quirky, darkside indie-pop and kohl-smudging breakbeats.
Videos and photo slideshows of street photography, random amusements and weird shizzle from the internet.
MAP & DIRECTIONS
The Albert is less than two minutes walk from Brixton station and a few minutes from the Brixton Academy.
Turn left out of the tube station, take the second left down Coldharbour Lane (by the KFC), go past the Prince of Wales and it's the next pub on your left.