London skinhead calendar

Good news for London bootgirls and bootboys! No longer will you have to trawl through dozens of reggae, punk, soul, hardcore and ska listings to find relevant events. Peanut is collating them all for you.

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JULY 1017

SAT 08 Reggae Riot V @ Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden NW1. £10. 7pm-12pm. FB event. Reggae

SAT 08 Trojan Records Night @ The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, W1W. Free. 7pm-1am. FB event. Ska, reggae

SAT 15 Toots and Maytals @ Walthamstow Garden Party. 7pm-10pm. Free. FB event. Ska, reggae

FRI 21 Crawdaddy! @ Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, NW5 3HS. £4. 9pm-2am FB event. Northern soul, ska, 2-Tone

SAT 22 The Glory + Crown Court + B Squadron + Berserk @ The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Road, London SW8. £10. 7pm-12pm. FB event. Oi!

 

PAST EVENTS

JUNE 2017

SAT 03 Greensleaves Records Clubnight @ The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD. Free. 7pm-1am. FB event. Reggae

SAT 03 The Shake Up @ The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Free. 9pm-12pm. FB event. Northern soul

SAT 10 Trojan Records Night @ The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, W1W 7JD. Free. 7pm-1am. FB event. Ska, reggae

SAT 10 In The City @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. Free. 9pm-1am. FB event. Ska, reggae

SAT 10 Steppin’ Out @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. 9pm-3am. FB event. Northern soul

FRI 16 The London Intl Ska Festival (fundraiser) w/ Goldmaster All-stars, Erin Bardwell Collective, The Barracutas, Earl Gateshead (outta Trojan sound system), Mistah Brown (Tighten Up), Ciyo Brown @ Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AB. £10. 7pm-2am. FB event. Ska, reggae, 2 Tone

FRI 16 Crawdaddy! @ Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, NW5 3HS. £4. 9pm-2am FB event. Northern soul, ska, 2-Tone

SAT 24 UK Reggae Revival @ The Red Lion, 640 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AA. Free. 9pm-2am. Reggae

MAY 2017

SAT 06 Greensleeves Records Official Clubnight w/ Dub Organiser SoundFB event

FRI 19 Crawdaddy! @ Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, NW5 3HS. £4. 9pm-2am FB eventNorthern soul, ska, 2-Tone

SAT 27 Don Letts + The Dub City Soundsystem @ XOYO 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A. 6.30pm-10pm. £10. FB event. Dub and punk

SAT 27 Roddy Radiation’s Skabilly Rebels @ Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1. 7.30pm-2am. £8. FB event. 2 Tone

APRIL 2017

SAT 01 Walls of Heartache @ The Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG. £5. 8pm-1am FB event. Northern soul

SAT 01 100 Club All-nighter @ The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, W1D 1BH. £12. 11pm-6am FB event. Northern soul

SAT 01 Greensleaves Records night @ The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, W1W 7JD. Free. 7pm-1am FB event. Reggae

SAT 01 The Shake Up @ The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Free. 9pm-12pm FB event. Northern soul

FRI 07 Son of a Gun Sounds delivers Boss Dynamite! @ The Old Dispensary, 325 Camberwell New Road, SE5 0TF. Free. FB event. Boss reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul

FRI 07 Angelic Upstarts + Totale Apatia @ The Underworld Camden, 174 Camden High Street, NW1 0NE. £12 adv, tickets. FB eventOi!

SAT 08 Clash Night ’77 @ Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA. £10. 6pm-12pm FB event. Punk, poetry and politics

SAT 08 The Estimators @ The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, E1 0LA. Free. 8pm-3am FB event. Ska revival

SAT 08 Trojan Records Night @ The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, W1W 7JD. Free. 7pm-1am. FB event. Ska, reggae

SAT 08 Steppin’ Out @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. 9pm-3am. FB event. Northern soul

THU 13 Misty in Roots + others @ Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD. £20. 6pm-12pm. FB event. Reggae

THU 13 Don Letts’ Rock Against Racism club night @ The Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, N1 1RQ. Free before 9pm. FB event. Dub, punk, ska, reggae

FRI 14 Roy Ellis & The Moonstompers performs ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ (Syramip) + The Bionic Rats + Aggressors BC @ Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD. £25 + booking. 7pm-12pm. FB page. Reggae

SAT 15 Freddie McGregor + King Jammy @ Kentish Town Forum, Highgate Road, NW5 1JY. £35-40. 7pm-2am. FB event. Dub reggae

SAT 15 Haringey Borough FC vs Bowers & Pitsea @ Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, N17 7JN. 3pm. Football

SAT 15 The Warriors + The Angry Agenda + Top Dog + Kilburn Bomb Squad @ Plough and Harrow, High Road Leytonstone, E11 4JU. £10. 7pm-12pm. FB event. Oi!

SAT 15 TightenUP tribute to Prince Buster; Gladdy Wax, Oxman + more @ The Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, N1 1RQ. Free before 9pm. 7pm-4am. FB event. Ska, reggae

SAT 15 The Pioneers + Dave & Ansel Collins + Owen Gray @ Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD. 6pm-12pm. FB event. Ska, reggae

SUN 16 Rhoda Dakar + The Equators + screening of ‘Dance Craze’ @ Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD. £20. 5pm-12pm. FB event. 2 Tone

SUN 16 1,000 Volts of Holt (John Holt tribute night) @ Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG. £25. 7pm-11pm. FB event. Trojan reggae

FRI 21 Human Punk night feat. Booze & Glory + The Warriors + Knock Off + Angry Itch @ The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL. £20 (inc. booking). 7pm-12pm. FB event. Oi!

FRI 21 Crawdaddy! @ Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, NW5 3HS. £4. 9pm-2am FB event. Northern soul, ska, 2-Tone

SAT 22 Haringey Borough FC vs Norwich United @ Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, N17 7JN. 3pm. Football

JULY 2016

SAT 02 Dumplins club #7 with The Reggulaters +Cabstars + DJ One Dropper @ The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Rd, NW5 3HS. £9, £8 conc, £5 after 23:30. 8pm-2am FB eventSka, skinhead reggae, rocksteady

SAT 09 Brutus presents The Warriors + Angry Agenda + Seaside Rebels+ Anti-Social + Royal Oi! + Subculture + Tear Up @ The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Rd, NW5 3HS. FB event. Oi!

FRI 22 Attila the Stockbroker + Comrade X + others @  T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £6 adv, £8 otd. FB eventAcoustic punk

SAT 29 UK Reggae Revival @ The Red Lion, 640 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AA.  Free.  9pm-2am.  FB event. Reggae

JUNE 2016

FRI 03 – MON 06 The Great Skinhead Reunion Brighton with Infa-Riot + Stomper 98 + The Rough Kutz + Grade 2 + The Dekkertones + East End Badoes + others. £40. FB event. Tickets. Oi! & Ska

SAT 04 Dumplins club with The Downsetters + Ska Fell Pik + DJ One Dropper @ Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Lane NW5 3HS. £9, £8 conc, £5 after 23:30.  8pm-2am. FB eventSka, skinhead reggae, rocksteady

FRI 10 Oi Polloi + Flower of Flesh & Blood @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. FB event. £10 otd. Hardcore punk

SAT 11 1984 (Crisis) UK + Morgellons @ Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street, N1 1RL. £5 adv, £8 otd, details, FB eventHarrington punk

SAT 11 No Tolerance festival with Crown Court + Arms Race + Violent Reaction + others. £11 adv. FB event. Hardcore & Oi!

SAT 11 Soul Train Vinyl club @ The Rocket, 120 Euston Road, NW1 2AL. Free. FB event Northern soul

FRI 17 Angelic Upstarts  @100 Club,  100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £22 adv incl. fee. TicketsOi!

MAY 2016

WED 04 Giuda @ The Underworld Camden, 174 Camden High Street, NW1 0NE. 12 adv, tickets. Bootboy glam

FRI 06 UK Reggae Revival club @ Luna Lounge Leytonstone, 7 Church Ln, E11 1HG. Free entry. Skinhead reggae, ska, rocksteady. 

FRI 06 Reggae Riot 3 with King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia @ Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper St, Islington, N1 1RL, £10, FB event. Ska

FRI 06 Comrade X + others @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £8 JSA concession, £5 adv, £10 OTD. More infoAcoustic Oi!

SAT 07 Tighten Up presents ‘A Tribute to Regal Records‘ feat Eddie Regal and Trevor Sax @ The Silver Bullet, 5 Station Place, Finsbury Park, N4 2DH, doors 10:30pm-3:30am, £4, FB event, Reggae, ska, rocksteady & dub

SAT 07 The Oppressed + support (tbc) @  T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. UPDATE as of 8 April: The Oppressed have pulled out of this gig for nebulous reasons 

SAT 14 Trojan Records Official Club Night @ The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD. Reggae, ska, rocksteady

FRI 20 Podworkowi Huligani + Boots N All + Last Stand @  T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £10 otd, FB event, Oi! & ska UPDATE as of 15 May: Last Stand cannot make this gig. A bunch of alt-rock bands will be playing instead. Ugh…

SAT 21 Violent Reaction + Red Death + Protester + Dregs @ DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF, £6, FB eventHardcore

SAT 21 Soul Train club @ The Crown, Ealing Road, Northolt, UB5 6AA. Free. FB eventNorthern soul

SAT 21 It’s Ska Time club with The Estimators + DJs @ Karamel Club, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, N22 6UJ, FB event, Ska & reggae

WED 25 Los Fastidios @ The Dome, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 1HL, £5.50 adv, FB event, tickets. Oi!

APRIL 2016

FRI 01 UK Reggae Revival club @ Luna Lounge Leytonstone, 7 Church Ln, E11 1HG. Free entry. Skinhead reggae, ska, rocksteady. 

SAT 02 The Last Resort + Army of Skanks + The Ejected @ The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, E1 7EZ. £12.10 incl. fee, FB event, ticketsOi!

FRI 08 Cockney Rejects + Crown Court + East End Badoes + Jack the Lad @ 100 Club,  100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £22 adv incl. fee. FB eventOi!

SAT 09 Cockney Rejects + Heavy Metal KidsGeoffery OiCott + Tear Off @ 100 Club,  100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £22 adv incl. fee. FB eventOi!

SAT 09 Trojan Records Official Club Night @ The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD. Reggae, ska, rocksteady.

SAT 16 Royal Oi! + Murdaball + others @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £5. More info. Oi! & street punk.

SAT 16 In the City club @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £5, £3 conc, 8pm – 1am. FB eventMod, motown, skinhead reggae, soul.

FRI 22 Babylon’s Burning club @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. FB eventPunk & reggae.

FRI 22 The Gonads @ Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper St, Islington, N1 1RL, £8.60, FB event. Oi!

FRI 29 Dugout Soul club @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. FB event. Northern soul, motown & funk

SAT 30 Chelsea + others @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £8 JSA concession, £10 adv, £13 OTD. More infoHarrington punk

MARCH 2016

FRI 04 UK Reggae Revival club @ Luna Lounge Leytonstone, 7 Church Ln, E11 1HG. Launch, then 1st Fri of every month. Free entry. Skinhead reggae, ska, rocksteady. 

FRI 04 999 + Underclass UK + others @  T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £10adv / £13 otd. FB eventHarrington punk

SAT 12  Trojan Records Official Club Night with Pama Intl and DJs Mistah BrownSean Flowerdew @ 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD. Launch, then 2nd Sat of every month. Skinhead reggae, ska, rocksteady.

SAT 12 Rejestracja + Lazy Class + Larwy Polarne + others @  T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £10. FB eventOi! & punk all-dayer

SAT 19 In the City club @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £5, £3 conc, 8pm – 1am. FB eventMod, motown, skinhead reggae, soul.

SAT 26 The Warriors + Tear Up + Dog Rotten + others @ New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS. £5. Info & ticketsOi! & punk all-dayer

FEBRUARY 2016

FRI 05 Vice Squad + Menace @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £10 adv/£13 door. InfoStreet punk

FRI 05 Neville Staple @ The Prince of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH. £15 adv. FB event. Two tone & skinhead reggae

SAT 06 Underclass UK @ The Gunners, 204 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, N5 1EN. £5. Flyer. Street punk

SAT 06 Attila the Stockbroker @ Wanstead Tap,  352 Winchelsea Rd E7 0AQ. Punk poet

THU 11 Club Roots Underground with DJs Sista Joseph + Nice Times + guest artist tbc @ Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, N4 2DD. Free before 12, then £5. Roots reggae

FRI 12 Teddington Fridays club @ Teddington Constitutional Club, 5 Stanley Road, TW11 8TP. Northern soul & motown

SAT 13 East End Badoes +The Commited + Terminal Heads + Tear Up @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. £5 adv, £7 door, £10 after 10pm. Info. More infoOi!

SAT 13 In the City club with DJ Javato Tought Times @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 6QN. ££5, £3 conc, 8pm – 1am. More Info. Mod, motown, skinhead reggae, soul.

SAT 13 Ruts DC + Heathrow Jets + Newtown Neurotics @100 Club,  100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £19.25 adv incl. fee. Harrington punk

SUN 14 Valentines Day Massacre with Winston Francis + Dub Organiser + Dennis Bovell + Prince Fatty + Horseman + RaSamurai + Shniece @ the Fox & Firkin, 316 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ. FB eventDub reggae

FRI 20 The Bermondsey Joyriders @ What’s Cookin’, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB, from 8.30pm. Blues punk with Gary Lammin of early Cock Sparrer

FRI 20 Northern Soul club @ Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. Soul, motown.

FRI 26 The Rioters + others @ The Gunners, 204 Blackstock Road, N5 1EN. Free entry. FB eventStreet punk

SAT 27 Camden skinhead meet @ Elephant’s Head, 224 Camden High Street, NW1 8QR, from 2pm, then on to Reggae Riot 2. Meetup

SAT 27 Reggae Riot 2 with King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia + Roddy RadiationNakisha Esnard + Dubvocaliza @ Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, NW1 7, £11 inc. fee, tickets. Skinhead reggae

JANUARY 2016

THU 07 Club Roots Underground with sets from Issac Natural + Rim Bim + guest artists Zacheous Jackson & Afrikan Simba @ Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters Rd, N4 2DD. £5. Roots reggae

FRI 08 Chelsea + 999 @100 Club,  100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £12. Harrington punk.

SAT 09 Brutus 50th anniversary: Gundog + Grade 2 + Crown Court + Arch Rivals @The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Rd, NW5 3HS. £10 Flyer, FB event. Oi!

SAT 09 UK Subs + Menace + Criminal Mind @100 Club,  100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £12. Street punk.

FRI 22 Drunken Master club @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. Ska, soul, jazz, R&B

SAT 23 The Bermondsey Joyriders @ Half Moon Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU. £8 adv. Blues punk with Gary Lammin of early Cock Sparrer

FRI 29 Dugout Soul Club @ Mascara Bar,  72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. Northern soul, motown, funk, boogaloo, RnB

DECEMBER 2015

SAT 05 Giuda @ The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB. Bootboy glam

THU 17  Club Roots Underground with sets from Sista Joseph + Nice Times + guest artist King Saint @ Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters Rd, N4 2DD. £5. Roots reggae

FRI 18  Dugout Soul Club’s 4th Birthday @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. Soul, funk, RnB & boogaloo. 

FRI 18  The Boot Boys’ Christmas Knees-Up with The Last Resort + Infa-Riot + The Gonads + Skurvi (The Business have pulled out due to illness) @ 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL. £20 plus fee. Oi! 

FRI 18  Bad MannersMax Splodge + The Pukes @ Under the Bridge,  Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, SW6 1HS. £25 plus fee. Two tone & comedy punk

THU 24  Cool Yule @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. Ska & rocksteady 

SUN 27 Peter and the Test Tube Babies + Skurvi @ New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS. £8. Punk

THU 31  Dugout Soul Club’s NYE allnighter @ Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Free. Northern soul

THU 31  Blow Up NYE party @ Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney, 352 Mare St, City of E8 1HR. £8 earlybird. Soul & mod & ska & garage