Here’s our hand-picked selection of gigs, clubs and bars happening in and around Brixton this weekend, as featured in the weekly ‘what’s on’ guide for the Lambeth Weekender print magazine.
To see ALL the events happening around town, check out our massive guide here. Have a great weekend!
Friday 10th March, SW9
Breakaway at Market House
443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LN, 10pm-3am, £5
Sideburn-toting, pole ascending Nanker Phelge and Boy About Town bring you Breakaway, a night of vintage soul, ska, funk, mod, punk, pop, rhythm, disco & 60s beat classics.
Friday 10th March, SE11
DJ Night at the Brown Derby
336 Kennington Park Road, Oval, SE11 4PP, 10pm-1am, Free
With an alarming profusion of spirits at the bar (along with some decent real ales), this vintage-styled bar hosts DJs gyrating selections of ska, northern soul, bluegrass, country, and rock and roll. Be sure to check out the curious animated pufferfish behind the bar.
Friday 10th March, SW11
Fridays at the Clapham Grand
21-25 St John’s Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TT, 10pm-3am, £5/10
Strut down to the dancefloor and bust out your finest moves to an uncomplicated mix of crowd pleasing party classics, from Hip-Hop to House, Disco to R&B. Unlike most clubs who would rather deal with toxic radioactive waste then entertain hen and stag parties, the Grand actively encourages them.
Saturday 11th March, SE22
Dulwich Hamlet vs Merstham
Dulwich Hamlet Football Club, Champion Hill Stadium, SE22 8BD, 3pm, £10/£4
Dulwich Hamlet Football Club will once again be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) this Saturday at their home league tie against Merstham FC. The club will honouring the contribution that women have made to Dulwich Hamlet FC, the local community and the game as a whole. Read more here.
Saturday 11th March, SW9
Offline at the Dogstar Ballroom
389 Coldharbour Lane, SW9, 10pm-4am, £5 (ID needed)
BRIXTON: BEYONCE TO BRITPOP! Offline takes over the Ballroom at the Dogstar for a new monthly slot. Expect the usual mix of fun tunes from the hard drinking DJ team, with tunes including Hot Chip, Jay-Z, MGMT, Grandmaster Flash, The Cure, The Smiths/Morrissey, Kelis, Missy Elliott, Prince, Michael Jackson, Sean Paul, David Bowie, Missy Elliot, Destinys Child, Iggy Pop, Drake, Blur, Pixies, Nelly, Le Tigre, Bob Marley, Killers, Specials, Outkast, Chemical Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Clash, White Stripes, Toots & The Maytals and more!
Saturday 11th March, SE11
Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane, SE11, 9pm-2am, £6
Hosted by the New Jersey-born Amy Lamé (now the London Night Tsar, no less), Duckie remains one of the most provocative and funny cabaret nights in London, with unexpected burlesque and musical acts playing to a packed gay/mixed crowd. Live entertainment comes from dance artists Non Applicables and the devilish James Morgan, with the Readers Wives on the decks.
Saturday 11th March, SE1
Ghana’s Independent Party at The Coronet Theatre
28 New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6TJ,9pm-4am, £30
Celebrating 60 years since Ghana became the first black African country to become independent, The Coronet has teamed up with the two of the biggest Ghanaian promoters in the UK to put on a special show. Focussing on music, dance and culture, the party will feature an exciting diverse group of performers, DJs and dancers of Ghanaian descent, including Ghana Joey B and UK’s Kojo Funds. Other artists will soon be announced, with the event hosted by the award winning Capital Xtra Abrantee.
Saturday 11th March, SE15
Typical Girls at Four Quarters
187 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TP, 4pm-1am, Free
The Four Quarters hosts a day and night of entertainment and music by women for International Women’s Day, tasked with raising moolah and awareness for the Women and Girls Network. Headlining the live bill is riot grrl/garage band Teenage Caveman, backed by Witching Waves and Ella CR. Taking to the decks will be Nadia, Lucy P, Moonbow, Steph Seeks and La Leif.
Sunday 12th March, SW2
Teedra Moses at Electric Brixton
Town Hall Parade, Brixton, SW2 1RJ, 7pm-11pm, £28
Famous for her critically acclaimed album Complex Simplicity, Teedra Moses has written songs for big artists including Christina Milian, Mary J. Blige, Macy Gray, and a host of others. The Grammy-Nominated Songwriter and BMI Songwriter of the year saw her last release hit the heights in a cluster of R&B charts.
Sunday 12th March, SW2
No Frills Sunday Session at The Windmill
22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ, 6pm, Free
Local friendly folkies The No Frills Band invite musicians of all styles to join in with a round-the-table session, swap tunes and songs, meet people and learn stuff. Or you can just watch, glug endless beers and burp in time with the music.
Sunday 12th March, SW4
Sunday Sessions at Gigalum
8 Cavendish Road, Clapham Common, SW4 9DW, 3pm-11pm, Free
CaDiZ debut at Gigalum with support from Momentum DJs at this housey club right by the Common.
Sunday 12th March, SW2
Live Jazz at the Effra Hall Tavern
Kellett Road, Brixton, SW2, 8pm, Free
Old school Brixtonites may lament the growing homogenisation of this traditional boozer tucked away from the main drag, but their Sunday jazz sessions are still one of the best places to wind down after a mad weekend. Grab yourself a Guinness or three and let those silky smooth horn parpings and freeform fretboard excursions banish all thoughts of the upcoming week of work.
Sunday 12th March, SW16
Live Jazz at the Trio Pizzeria
19 The High Parade, Streatham, SW16 1EX, 8pm-midnight, Free
Chomp tasty slices of pizza and grind your pepper mill in time to top notch live jazz at this intimate restaurant, a mere five minutes perambulation from Streatham Hill train station.
Sunday 12th March, SW9
Grass Roots Live Music at Club 414
414 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LF, 10pm-2am, Free
This new free regular night is proving a popular attraction amongst locals, with an all-star band laying down some lively jazz, reggae and blues in Coldharbour Lane. Led by UB40 trumpet player Patrick Anthony, the razor-tight house band invites musicians new and old to come up on stage and join in. Running till 2am, it’s a great way to wrap up the week.
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