The northern rockers’ motorik, frazzled guitars and kitchen-sink humour make for an invigorating experience.
Spring this year is a fully female season at Hoxton Hall and the perfect way to celebrate the centenary of female suffrage.
Cerebral but accessible singer-songwriter Varley bolsters his sound – and hopefully his fanbase – with fifth solo LP.
The Hackney and Dalston based actor and musician talk to Zoe Paskett about a new musical starring a young woman navigating through a messy, complicated and relatable life
Unlike any folk band you’ve heard before, the ‘Wheel take the genre into exciting new territories
Lean but fruitful third record from the leftfield pop merchants.
Cornwall theatre company Kneehigh returns to Shoreditch Town Hall with their production of The Tin Drum. Director Mike Shepherd fills us in
Hackney resident and OperaUpClose artistic director Robin Norton-Hale talks about her feminist reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
North London Chorus continues its 40th anniversary season with Zurich’s Contrapunto Chor, who are currently celebrating their own 30th birthday.
Third outing for Noel and friends is surprising in a good way – even (whisper it) fun.
Michael-James Dent and Chris Jones of Homerton band The Dolce Vita talk about gigging locally and releasing music via cassette, ahead of their show on November 24
The 19 year old singer’s first headline show goes off with a bang at the Stoke Newington venue
‘We’re not short on female talent. It’s just not having an unbiased platform for females to be able to perform and showcase their talent’
Quirky indie-rockers strengthen their stake towards the genre’s more exciting, adventurous fringes.
10 years and a new line up since The Beautiful South split, the reincarnation of the group come to Islington on November 4
Landry exposes flimsy, Hollywood-driven expectations with a blues-infused treatise on real life and love
The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.
Welsh rockers roll up their 20th year treading water, with just a dash of inspiration
The British Library is looking back through the archives with a new exhibition tracing the evolution of sound technology and the influence it has had on our lives
Marrying dense narrative with evocative arrangements, Gathering is an artistic triumph.
Heralding the final opera at the venerable and iconic Islington venue, the King’s Head, is a classic for the ages.
Rock titans put pedal to the metal but mislay the melodies on their ninth outing.
Oxjam Hackney Festival raises money for Oxfam with music acts throughout the day in London Fields this weekend
Rae Morris performs at Islington Assembly Hall on Thursday (September 28)
Grammy-nominated duo’s ninth album is warm, captivating and funky, while addressing the socio-political upheavals of home
Both events will support Oxfam and local musicians
The club night at The Yard in Hackney Wick raises money and awareness for Abortion Support Network, who assist people from Ireland and Northern Ireland in traveling to access a safe and legal abortion
His new album Gary Williams at the Movies is a combination of classics
The Horrors’ flights of fancy circle the ever-generous carcass of ‘80s electro-pop
The Horrors are releasing their new album on September 22 and playing Koko in Camden in October
More brat than rat, the Essex lad reveals he’s not got much to say.
If Finsbury Park held a music festival with all the acts to have performed in the N4 postcode area, it would be the greatest gig of all time.
A new production project from In Place of War is bringing musicians from all over the world to form an electronic band together.
The idea of elbowing your way through the Notting Hill Carnival gives you the chills? Fear not, as Hackney and Islington offer plenty of choices to spend the Bank Holiday weekend away from the madding crowd.
Islington Chaps Choir will be performing with Joe Stilgoe at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on August 22
With a career spanning more than four decades, Peña has toured the world with the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, now bringing his production of Flamencura back to Sadler’s Wells
Deftly executed and sweetly sung, Sails is morose Manchester indie the way it should be.
Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America
Grimeborn is now as indespensible a part of the opera scene as its Sussex older sibling. Ellie O’DonnelL rounds up this year’s festival.
A heavy-going covers album that takes its songs deeper into the darkness.
You might not associate the docks and slums with the world’s most romantic dance — until you see Sadler’s Wells’ newest show, Tanguera, writes Allis Moss.
Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage, this take on a Mozart’s comic opera creates a musical hybrid that features classical, electronic, and pop
A buzzing, broad and exciting ‘debut’ from a multi-talented, blues-inspired musician for our times
Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history
Music From Around the World at Islington Assembly Hall on July 3 is a tonic for harmony during troubled times
“With teenagers there’s a lot of banter, and you can really establish a relationship. You have to trust teenagers to make their own decisions.”
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