Having given East Bloc plenty of coverage in our Weekend Best Bites & Short Shouts Recommends posts over the last few months, it is surprising to us, as much as the men across in Shoreditch, that we have yet to step foot into this NYC style industrial hip & happening hangout on Old Street, although tonight (Saturday 14th May) will see us make amends as we head out east for one of the venue’s hottest tickets, as “Meat” rolls out its 4th outing and it looks like being a blast.
Titled “Kennedy Carter’s Last Dance”, we’ll come onto to that in a moment, but the best way to kick of this Extra Bite devotion is to introduce you to the faaabulous video the Meat men have put together, giving you more than an inkling of what to expect at East Bloc tonight. With the resounding message being “Dress Down To Dare”, as little as possible basically, we cannot think of a better way of kicking of the “Meat” mood by taking a look at http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ivd41N_tHKQ&feature=youtu.be.
So, what is “Meat” all about? And what’s on offer over at East Bloc tonight? Well, the concept of this predominately male orientated outing was born by the D.J./Producer duo of Kris Di Angelis & Tom Stephan, two terrific talents that have been tipping our scales of musical enjoyment for quite a few years, Tom especially remembering those uber sexy underground days of Crash when clubbing decadence & naughtiness was at its best. So having moved on & out east too, in the process re-connecting with Crash’s promoter Wayne Shires, the idea of offering something sexy & edgy was always a plan and with a real melting pot of forward thinking individuals in & around this latest gay hotspot, plus with a penchant for something excitingly different to the generic grunge of Vauxhall, “Meat” was born, harping a little back to the Crash days, but looking forward with cutting edge sounds & in suitable surroundings, the punch line “…where the drinks are as cheap of the boys are hot – the vibe is electric & the jeans get dropped…”.
With the picture painted, tonight will see two rooms of raunchy action, the music as macho as the men, the first space sport the original D.J. “Meatheads”, James Pople, Tom Stephan & Kris Di Angelis, bashing out the beats for the boys, with some of the hot & hung go-go’ seen this side of Sydney, while in room two, its “Mincemeat” action with Urban White Boy Kingsley and the coolest tranny in town, Munroe Bergdorf, throwing down opulent old-skool R&B, while with the giveaway in the title, it will be the last performance of “Meat’s” resident renegade master, Kennedy Carter’s last performance before he hits the sunshine trail, this one man show stopping sex machine sure to go out in style, with a bang, although the men will make him struggle before he finally flees to “Meat” flock, so expect plenty of ravenous action from start to finish.
So, where & when does all this audacious action take place? Well, by now you should have gathered that the host venue for “Meat” is East Bloc, located at 217 City Road (that’s on the edge of Shoreditch & Hoxton – nearest tube Old St) and kicks off at 10.30 p.m., running through till 6 a.m. with entry a mere £5 before 12 and then £8 afterwards. Now, having spoken with Kris a short while ago, who made a point of saying that its gets busy early, so a hint to get yourselves across town in a trice. Plus, another reason to get there early is so you can grab the much sought after prize of a “Meat” t-shirt and having see Mr Stephan sport one at “Downtown” at The Brixton Clubhouse last Bank Holiday, they are worth every single penny. Add to that a whole load of brand new porn installations which fuse Tom’s passion for men on men loving, a tad full of tranny rape & bambi fetish thrown in and there will be plenty of meaty art to feast your eyes on, apart from the meaty men & meaty music. More details on East Bloc can be found by going to http://eastbloc.co.uk.
Well, enough said really, apart from its time to speed across to Shoreditch for this saucy & sexy shindig and in the process catch us in the thick of the action supping our non alcoholic drinks, but consuming the colossal concoction of “Meat” action on offer, so if you see us, come say hi, leaving us to say, make sure you “Go There! Be There! (DISCO MATT)
As a curtain raiser to “Meat” and following their showing at The Brixton Clubhouse (BCH) earlier this month, if you missed out on “Downtown” meaning you didn’t get to see the exciting changes afoot at the formerly known Dex, why not make a move to this latest spot on the scene, Wayne Shires & his team inviting you to come see the changes for yourself. You can take a sneak preview peek at the terraces & savour what a BCH membership will offer, this “Exclusive Membership Weekend” giving you the chance to sign up for free, yes free membership, with a complimentary glass of bubbly thrown in & samples of tasty nibbles to boot. Opening their doors both today (Sat 14th May) & tomorrow from 5 till 11 p.m., make sure you don’t miss out on being a member of what looks like being the hottest hangout this summer and a place that loads of club owners & promoters want to get their hands on!, BCH located in the heart of Brixton (address 467 Brixton Road), the entrance between Barclays & KFC.