Trailertrash – Fri 17 Nov

This week we are going International and will be joined by Get
Physical star Williams and Pitch N Hold from Belgium’s biggest
electro night….Culture Club!
Oh la la we spoil ya…..residents Mikki Most N Hannah Holland battle
out the electro booty shake for the rest of the night.

first & third Fri monthly
at On The Rocks, 25 Kingsland Rd,
Shoreditch, London E2

Nearest Tube: Old Street

10.30pm – Xxlate
Door: £3 B4 11.30/£5 after (£3 NUS)

TrailerTrash – Fri 1st Dec

Dirty Eastend Electro for Trucker boyz, Roller Girlz and fashion
kids. This week special guests are Luke & Tim VB (Superfreq) who will
be dropping
nasty eletro-tech bombs alongside residents Mikki Most n Hannah
Holland…..bring yer helmets kids!

first & third Fri monthly
at On The Rocks, 25 Kingsland Rd,
Shoreditch, London E2

Nearest Tube: Old Street

10.30pm – Xxlate
Door: £3 B4 11.30/£5 after (£3 NUS)

Trailertrash – Fr 15 Dec

Its our special Trailertrash Xmas Party with Free CD and gift
giveaways from our own trailerpark Santa. We will be joined by our
favourite players of the year….Mr Cormac, DJ Rokk, Ian Robinson and
Mikki Most n Hannah Holland for are supreme back to back battle of
electronic supremacy….Grrrr!
Arrive early because last year we couldn’t let anyone in after Midnite!

irst & third Fri monthly
at On The Rocks, 25 Kingsland Rd,
Shoreditch, London E2

Nearest Tube: Old Street

10.30pm – Xxlate
Door: £3 B4 11.30/£5 after (£3 NUS)

TrailerTrash – Fri 22 Dec

Special Xtra party coz we just can’t get enuff and this week we
welcome Superstar guest Touche from Southern Fried records who brings
with him a big bag
of nasty electro flavas. Residents Mikki Most n Hannah Holland assist
in the dirty disco action. Shake n Pop!

irst & third Fri monthly
at On The Rocks, 25 Kingsland Rd,
Shoreditch, London E2

Nearest Tube: Old Street

10.30pm – Xxlate
Door: £3 B4 11.30/£5 after (£3 NUS)


  1. Ianto

    November 3, 2006 at 8:57 PM

    The “New Rave” night, Antisocial every Saturday in Bar Music Hall is pretty good fun, with an interesting, arty crowd (and it’s free!):

  2. PaulS

    November 3, 2006 at 11:57 PM

    lol. i live in the same block of flats as pj – and he’s right that the neighborhood’s very gay but doesn’t also seem to have a big gay scene per se.

    i moved here because it reminds me of nyc’s lower east side in the early 80s – and that was also a common theme of the scene there at at that time too: gay boys everywhere, all very arty/alternative, mixed in with everything else (remember the pyramid club, save the robots and 8bc?)

    would be great to have some listings for the local clubs here.

  3. nick

    November 6, 2006 at 4:24 PM

    I’ve also lived in the area for nearly 10 years and have to agree with the other comments, there isn’t such a thing as a “gay scene” as it’s very mixed. The George and Dragon is fabulous, very mixed and friendly.
    Not forgetting the T-Bar (not gay but very laid back) or on Shoreditch high street, which use to do Gay Bingo (not sure if it’s still on as can’t see it the listings). Once a month there’s “Wrong Meeting” with Andrew Weatherall and Ivan Smaghee and “Stink” with various surprise DJs…the best Electronic music outside of Berlin! We’re not talking Fedde Le Grand or Bodyrox, which I heard far too many times at A.M. Friday!
    There are a few afterparties around Spitalfields as well

  4. Tiptop

    November 6, 2006 at 6:13 PM

    the gay bingo is every second sunday of Month, I’m a fan, It’s very good fun.
    I love Jonny WOO and T bar is a great space

  5. Jamie S

    November 6, 2006 at 8:34 PM

    In total agreement with the comments alreay made. The East End is where its all at. eating, drinking, pulling, dancing – it’s got the lot, and it’s uber friendly.

    The George and Dragon is the mothership of it all. A place where anyone and everyone meets up for a pint or two. A selection of the finest DJS spin there throughout the week including the fabulous Princess Julia. Sunday evenings are probably the best, and it goes without saying, it’s the perfect place to warm up before Boombox at the Hoxton Bar and Grill. The joiners has become a bit of an institution… Once renowned as a pit for drugs and so on, it now attracts the same crowd who frequent the George and Dragon, and it’s where everyone goes after last orders…. The joiners has a late licence.

    Trailer Trash, T bar, Sosho, or any bar in Brick Lane are also good hits, and like the above, all are welcome. I have been in the area for about 5 years and have never come across any homophobia whatsoever.

    Come check it out…

  6. Pandolf

    November 6, 2006 at 11:36 PM

    I’m an East-end fan as well and have had many great times at gay bingo, trailer trash, boombox, bar music hall, the light, et al, but I did have one awful experience there about 6 weeks ago. I had brought a date to a cocktail party just off Brick Lane in Spitalfields. We left on our way home and were snogging and holding hands on the way back around 2AM. Walking down Brick Lane, we were attacked by 6 Asian men and ended up in the hospital. Unfortunately it happened just up a side-street out of view of CCTV.

    I got off relatively lightly with bruises and a few nasty scrapes (though I did get thrown to the ground and kicked in the head a few times), but my date had a broken nose and we were both covered in blood, ruining our party clothes. :(

    Anyway, just a note of caution. I will still go back but I’ll definately be wary and a little more discreet.

  7. Martin

    November 7, 2006 at 5:01 AM

    Hey PJ, we’ve something in common! I also worked at the London Apprentice, from 92-95 – what I’d personally think of as the venue’s peak as a leader in underground dance music (but I’ve got to say that since I was looking after the promotion for much of that time) – though I’d been clubbing there (and at Pigeons and Benjys), and drinking in East End boozers such as Jim’s Phone Bar and the Britannia, since the mid-80s. I did turn my back on the area after I stopped working at the LA, but this year I’ve been spending more time out East than ever, the main difference this time being that it’s been off the gay scene… I’m really enjoying clubbing at East London clubs that are not gay, not straight, not mixed and not polysexual… They’re just clubs. And I’ve found them to be a lot more tolerant of diversity than many gay venues.

    The East End clubs are also cheap. On Saturday I was at Cafe 1001 in Brick Lane which was not only free to get in (we got there before midnight), but the drinks are a fraction of the price of West End and Vauxhall clubs. A couple of weeks earlier I was at T Bar on Sunday afternoon for the Fabric birthday after-party. That was also free to get in, AND they had Ricardo Villalobos playing! None of these places have the same level of sophistication as Fire or Area, and the sound system would have many DJs pulling any hair out, but any negatives are more than compensated for by a lack of attitude, and the energy and enthusiasm of the clubbers and DJs.

    “54”, by contrast, in Commerical Street, is really plush (though let down on busy nights by a chronic shortage of toilet cubicles), and one of the many East End venues where nobody gives a damn if a couple snogging is boy-on-boy or boy-on-girl. Secret Sundaze, another amazing East End institution, was packed to the rafters throughout the summer with a vast army of gay supporters, but without ever needing to advertise or promote itself as gay or gay-friendly. The parties at Holywell Lane were, for me, the nearest I’ve come to an underground Ibizan clubbing vibe in this country. And for me Trailer Trash is easily the best Friday-night club in London (just get there early if you want to hang your coat up).

    Above all, my favourite place has to be “the toilet”… The only place I know that can make DC-10 or Later look like a nun’s outing to Lourdes. Anyone who hears me shouting across the street at a weekend that, “I’m off to the toilet”, should know I’m talking about Public Life, a club in a converted Victorian public convenience… Well, most of the time I am!

    Gavster, maybe you should stop jetting off on glamorous weekends away to Glasgay and Mykonos, and have a nose around the East End instead? You could arrange a DD get-together in T Bar! I think you’d find yourself at home there, or just about any of the Whoreditch/Shockston bars & clubs.

    So, do you fancy a weekend exploring the (really) near East?


  8. Taz

    November 7, 2006 at 3:15 PM

    I have always lived North London since moving to the city 10yrs ago, but recently (May) moved to East London (Beth Grn) & absolutely love it.
    As you have already said a very trendy, bustling & non dicrimatory scene.
    Love it & highly recommend you all coming to take a look at some of the coolest bars & clubs around.

  9. Gavster

    November 7, 2006 at 7:35 PM

    Hey Martin

    Sounds like a great idea – let’s diarise;)

  10. Martin

    November 7, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    One for your diary Gavster is STINK. It’s a free monthly party from Crosstown Rebels and Kompakt, at T Bar on the 1st Monday of the month. I was at last night’s shindig and it was fucking excellent – the music, the people, the drinks prices! And I swear to god that half the men were gay… Or all of the men were half-gay, one of the two…

    The next one’s on Monday 4th December, with Damian Lazarus and Luke Solomon playing, plus a live set from Audion, and as always it’s free. Worth turning up early, cos it was one-in/one-out when I arrived (it was only half-eleven), and worse than that, there was no space for my voluminous layers of winter woolies in the coat check!

    If you want to start exploring east before then (which will be quite ironic now you’ve moved south of the river), just holler anytime you’re free and we can take it from there. Just not this Saturday or Sunday, as I’m going to The End on Saturday for the return of Sven Vath and Cocoon, and Turnmills on Sunday for the Dance For Life 2006 event (which this year is raising money for the “Help Save Keiton Knight” fund), featuring Danny Rampling coming out of retirement (again) for a good cause, Mark Hughes and Timo Garcia.

    Maybe you should join me for those, and we could squeeze in the toilet and T Bar in between!

    Fancy joining us after Menthol Taz?


  11. nick

    November 8, 2006 at 12:40 PM

    Thought I’d add some more comments. The East is catching up with Vauxhalls 24hr clubbing, it’s possible to go out from Friday – Monday lunchtime, most of the afterclubs aren’t advertised so it’s helpful to “know someone who knows someone”.
    Kubicle, at the toilet, is weekly from 11am Sunday, 6am once a month, and the main DJs aren’t advertised as they’ve usually come from one of the larger clubs the night before (usually rather famous as well). I totally agree with the other comments…you just have to go!

  12. phil

    November 8, 2006 at 2:45 PM

    Did someone mention Jim’s Phone Bar? I remember that place! I also used to go to the LA and in the early 90s it was THE place to go on Friday nights (long queues outside!). I worked in Old St at around the same time, when just about the only half reasonable place to drink of a lunchtime was the Bricklayers, and most else was derelict. Shoreditch has changed hugely since then and I’ve really only been to the George n Dragon in recent times so let’s have some more “recommended nights” listings please!

    I can’t say I’ve ever been very enamoured of Brick Lane or Hackney Road though. Both can be well dodgy areas and I’d recommend being v careful when out and about, especially at night – just as another contributor pointed out earlier in this thread.

  13. Tony Tansley

    November 8, 2006 at 5:18 PM

    Heavens…Martin, your makin me feel real old now..I almost forgot I did the door at the LA with Jeff for a while!. One of those nights I tried to remove a paralysed Lady Bunny from the toilets….lol

  14. Martin

    November 8, 2006 at 5:53 PM

    Tony, we’re not getting old, we’re continuing to gain experience…



  15. Miss Cunty

    November 10, 2006 at 10:48 PM

    The east end scene has been kicking off for years , the crowd is polysexual but moastly gay and there is alot more to it than peole having g holes and naff commercial funky house, anyone who cant bear vauxhall should come along , there is loads going on and its very colourful and friendly,i say thumbs up shoreditch very glad to hear trailor trash is one weekly now, this for me is a true gay scene of london,one with community spirit,politics and a a place where doing a look is enjoyed not frowned upon,gave up on the south long time ago…

  16. hawkeye

    November 11, 2006 at 3:14 AM

    Funny, aint, when someone starts mentiong an area thats lots of fun, everybody comes out of the woodwork to praise it.

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