Friday 20th December 2013: BRIXTON XMAS PARTY MUSIC HALL SINGALONG!
418 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton London SW9 8LF [map]
Tel: 020 7274 3771
DJs 9pm - 2.30am
FREE ALL NIGHT!
This was one almighty Christmas party with TV's MRS MILLS EXPERIENCE leading the music hall singalongs onstage, backed by local jovial tunesmiths, the JUG ADDICTS and witty wordsmith extraordinaire, VIC LAMBRUSCO.
We had mad competitions, drinking, dancing and all sorts of festive fabulousness including a SHAKIN' STEVENS competition, which involved contestants emerging from behind a specially constructed GREEN DOOR with prizes and FREE SHOTS for the most Shaky like pose.
We also had lively sets from DJs spinning top notch ska, drum and bass, reggae, rock and roll, skiffle, rockabilly, punk, dance and good time music tunes all ruddy night long.
PHOTOS FROM THE DANCEFLOOR:
Vic Lambrusco kicks off the party with a sharp, smart and funny spoken word set.
Making their Offline debut was the hugely entertaining Jug Addicts, who looked very, um, different in their red outfits (although the odd button didn't hold as firm as some may have liked during their performance!).
Headlining the Christmas Party was the Mrs Mills Experience, who soon had the dancefloor singing along to music hall tunes and festive songs.
Songsheets were handed out to the crowd, along with the usual Mrs Mills party hats.
The Green Door comes out for the new Xmas competition, where contestants competed to pull the most Shaky-like pose.
What's behind the Green Door?
Note the Shaky-o-Meter registering the levels of contestant Shakyness.
The winner as voted by the crowd and the Shaky-o-meter.
[Thanks to Rich and Em for the additional photos]
Rolling out a barrel of irony-untroubled, hipster-free, good time entertainment, the Mrs Mills Experience is made up of an unlikely combination of Brixton-based dance DJs and punk musicians united by their improbable love of piano-thumper extraordinaire, Mrs Gladys Mills.
With several TV appearances and a support show with Chas and Dave already under their belts, plus a prestigious headline slot at the Beautiful Days festival earlier this year, this is a band who know how to party. Don't miss them!
Will they suck or will they blow? It's the jug addicts. A bunch of misfits with an obsession for old time Appalachian music and UK anarcho punk. We're talking banjo, fiddle, one string bass, jug and snotty bullshit attitudes. It'll be ugly. Guaranteed.
The welcome return of the angry Brixton bard.
'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
Comic piquancy - Independent
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills and Liberace in a floor stomping package.
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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.
DJ KING KEG
Funkier than a fleet of foxes wearing flip-flops, expect a body-twisting, booty-compelling feast of funk from the king o'kegs.
Videos and photo slideshows of street photography, random amusements and weird shizzle from the internet.
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.
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