Club News

Posted on September 14, 2016

Friday 23rd September: FEMSESH

GLORY, GLORY, MEN UNITED, at THE GLORY, GLORY, MEN UNITED! And there you have it, the first ever football-related joke made in QX. There’s not another one due until 2027, so don’t worry if you didn’t dig it. Our normal service of dark room and drag queen gags will be resumed immediately. ANYWAY, back to The Glory, where men, and everyone else for that matter, are indeed united in gleeful anticipation at the prospect of this weekend’s events. On Friday, John Sizzle is joined by continental extraordinaire Holestar for another night of elaborate silliness at FemSesh. And then on Sunday, they’re showing the Arsenal v West Brom game, for what promises to be…OBVS NOT. Just another football joke. QX is turning into Four Four Two now.

The Glory, 281 Kingsland Road, E2 8A2, Free Entry before 10pm, £5 afterwards


Friday 23rd September: Wuff London/Brut #24 Pre Party

Warm up for Brut on Saturday with WUFF. Woof, woof, woof! Give a dog a bone etc. Wuff debuted at Brut over the August Bank Holiday and proved a roaring, or rather growling, success! Now it’s taking up a bi-monthly residency at the newly renovated Bloc Bar, now dubbed the much cooler, much more urban chic, much more monosyllabic, The Bloc. Resident DJ Dreadful is joined by DJ Funkybear to get you all barking away on the dancefloor!

The Bloc, 18 Kentish Town Road, NW1 9NX. 9pm – 3am. Free before 11pm, £5 after.


Friday 23rd September: WUT? CLUB

Recovered from Wut? Club’s last do? Well, they’re putting on another major party and this time, they’re going all Games Werkshop with the theme: Dungeons and Drag Queens! All of the most notorious eastocracy will be in attendance and you can be guaranteed that the looks will be sensational. Down in the dungeon, Attack Attack Attack, Ray Noir, Joseph Icaro and Ted Rogers will be slaying, while Alexis Knox, DJ Bumfun and DS debutante Maxi More provide the beats upstairs. There’ll also be performances from the have-to-be-seen-to-be-believed Twinnies and Cain Jennings.

Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB, 9pm-4am, £5/£7


Saturday 24th September: Raf Daddy’s Ladies Night

We worship East Bloc here at QX and for a reason. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that it deserves to be made a listed building that coachloads of Chinese tourists come and visit in their droves. Or, at the very least, a blue plaque outside to commemorate the way it has transformed the East End from the home of the Krays to the home of the Gays. Anyway, this autumn they’ve got a new series of curated nights and Raf Daddy, one half of furry DJ duo The 2 Bears, kicks it off. He’s invited new Greco-Roman signings Opal People, Party Nails and a trove more soulful DJs, for another night of disco decadence in the best basement in East London.

East Bloc, 217 City Road, EC1V 1JN, 11pm-6am, £5 before 12, £10 afterwards


Saturday 24th September: Club Vada

NEW NIGHT AT SUPERSTORE ALERT! Club Vada is the new bi-monthly night to hit Dalston’s local homo discotheque. Hannah Holland, everyone’s favourite East London Holland (sorry, Henry), has got a 5 hour slot in the basement spinning her unique brand of Batty Bass, while upstairs, the multimedia artist and DJ, Cathal is joined by Jonjo Jury and Elles. And the term drag superstar is thrown around all too easily at the moment, but when applied to Lavinia Co-Op, it ain’t no overstatement. Max Allen joins her in conversation at 9pm. A proper varied night, then. Can’t wait.

Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland Hight Street, E8 2PB, 9pm-3am, £6


Saturday 24th September: Brut #24

Big burly bangin’ night Brut is back! That enough alliteration for ya?! Good! Brut are celebrating the summer of crazy parties by seeing out the sun with an extravaganza of gorgeous hairy guys and urban grit. It’s what they do best! Big deep beats, exposed brick, and guys who are so hot they’d make Jason Momoa look like Donald Trump (Jason Momoa is the guy who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones btw). They’ve got guest DJ Funkybear as well as residents Louis Lennon and Ross Jones.

The Steelyard, 13 – 16 Allhallows Lane, EC4R 3UL. 10pm – 6am. £12 earlybird adv tickets, £8 members, £10 guests, £15 general admission. 


Saturday 24th September: XXL

XXL turns 16 and it’s having a party! They’ve got one of their friend’s older brothers to buy them some Lambrini and they’re going to neck it in a field. If they’re especially lucky, the girl next door might let them finger her. Nah, not really. XXL isn’t like most people. Instead, it’s going to do what it does best and put on a MASSIVE night out. XXL is one of the last of the dying breed of super-clubs left in London and you are cast-iron GUARANTEED to have a belting time, whether you’re dancing to the thumping house of Paul Morrell, Moto Blanco and Alex Logan in the main cave, mincing to the irresistible campery of Joe Egg and David Robson in the pop room, or even taking part in the orgasmic concerto in the dark-room. And they’ve got birthday cabaret with Myra Dubois, Dr Woof and more!

Pulse, 1 Invicta Plaza, SE1 9UF, 9pm-8am, Members £8, guests £15


Saturday 24th September: R&She

The ultimate goal for anybody in life is to become so iconic you can be identified by your first name alone and R&She’s wall-shuddering soundtrack of the best female R&B and Hip-Hop just brims over with such icons, from Eve to Jade to Ciara to Cassie to Monica to Missy, even a hitherto unknown singer named Beyoncé. Because that is the sort of night R&She is; one in which you bow down to the altar of the platinum-disked queens you grew up listening to. Remember how good ‘Got ‘til it’s Gone’ sounded on your tinny Walkman in the back of the car on the way to Centre Parcs when you were a bairn? Well imagine how great it’ll be on the floor at R&She surrounded by the booty-shaking masses. Yeah? Yeah. So, ease down to Trapeze and be moved by the tenaciously twerkable playlist of David Oh, Neil Prince and QBoy. You’ll quickly see why it’s becoming one of the most hotly anticipated nights in our city.

Trapeze, 89 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HX, 10pm-3.30am, £4 before 11pm, £7 after


Sunday 25th September: Orange

They say New York is the city that never sleeps, but whoever coined that nickname has obviously never been to Vauxhall. New York and Vauxhall could go out for a weekend on the tiles together, and New York would end up flagging around Saturday dawn and moan that its feet hurt and its tired and it just wants to go to bed. Vauxhall, on the other hand, would only just be getting started and would tell New York to stop being such a Toronto. But, tenuous vignette aside, Vauxhall is home to the most untiringly raucous nightlife in all of London. And there’s plenty of that sort on this weekend. On Sunday night, there’s Orange, which is the sort of night that grinds up behind you and leaves you feeling fuzzy.  Think Sunday night is the perfect time to put a wash on and catch up on Bake Off? Don’t be such a Toronto. Head down to Fire and see off the weekend with a soundtrack of fresh and vibrant house.

Fire, South Lambeth Road, SW8 1SP, £5 before 1am, £8 advance ticket, 13 OTD


Thursday 29th September: Fucking Good Time

“OK boys, new Thursday night at Ku Klub. What shall we call it?”
“Well, I thought something classy and mysterious, …what about ‘Elusion’, ‘Ritual’ or ‘Subterfuge’? You know, something like the name of a Britney Spears fragrance line.”
“No, hate it. Let’s just call it FUCKING GOOD TIME. Because that’s what it’ll be. Right, who wants a tequila slammer?”
That’s how we imagine the genesis of Ku Klub’s new Thursday night. They’re promising back-to-basics clubbing, with plenty of drink offers, dirty beats from DJs The SexShooters, and more uber-toned flesh on show than in that magazine your Mum found under your mattress that time. It’s going to be hot. It’s going to be horny. It’s going to be a FUCKING GOOD TIME.

Ku Klub, 30 Lisle Street, WC2H 7BA, 10pm-3am, £3 before 12pm, £5 afterwards 



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