Mousetrap Psych All Nighter, Finsbury Park

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Freakbeat, garage and psych all night long in Finsbury Park.

I don’t remember the last time I had an all nighter. Oh wait, I do. It was last month, it was terrible and it took me four weeks to feel sane again.

But, like a phoenix rising from a pile of vodka soaked cigarette ash, I forget my past grievances and live to dance again in a never ending feathery cycle of flaming mouthwash.

Which is convenient, as the Mousetrap Psych All Nighter is BACK.

North Four, North London magazine, Mousetrap, music, event, psychadelic, garage, Finsbury Park

So go dig out your sweatiest corduroy and crushed velvets and get ready for freakbeat, psych and garage from 10pm till 6am at Orleans Wine bar, Finsbury Park. Prepare your eyeholes for some kaleidoscope visuals lighting up the walls of the basement and remember it’s an all night bar for you thirsty antelopes. Christ on a bike let me go powder my nose for this one.

Amongst resident DJ Dr Robert will be Stephen Mcconville (Dr Crippens), Peter Feely (Perfumed Garden) and even the birthday boy himself, Francois Nordmann. Apparently it’s a special one for him, so if you’ve forgotten to bring a card do him a birthday favour and refrain from requests. You know who you are.

If you don’t have day plans, Mousetrap have lovingly linked arms with the V&A and created a day trip for us all to skip along to.

“You Say You Want A Revolution? Records and Rebels from 1966-1970” is a major exhibition currently running: an extensive exploration of era-defining music and performances alongside fashion, film, design and political activism of the sixties. It’s on for a while though if you’re more of a lone wolf when it comes to museums. I feel you, wolfy. 

Entry to Mousetrap is £8 before 11pm and £10 after at Orleans Wine Bar, Saturday 17th Sept.

See you down there in a wide eyed puddle of sweat. ✌️

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