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Poised. finger-picked tranquillity and humbling talent from a lesser-known star of instrumental guitarmanship.

Richmix is playing host to this year’s “live music culture clash”.

Top album picks for 2016

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stephen Moore rounds up his favourite albums from 2016, including Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka, Glass Animals and Bat for Lashes

Enter by January 19 for a chance to win one of 100 tickets to James Bay’s final show before he goes back to writing, while raising money for a good cause

Dark Vader from Star Wars themed band Galactic Empire tells ZOE PASKETT about the power of the Empire in arguably the most bizarre interview ever

It’s one of the UK’s iconic toilet venues for up-and-coming rock bands.

2 Become 1 ridicules the idea that all women fit into templates – posh, tomboyish, fierce, innocent – while also being a touching narrative on the importance of female friendships

Her December concerts unveil the “Christmas songs rejected by the Victorians for being too happy”

Blue Lab Beats are playing at the Jazz Cafe in Camden as part of Ronnie Scott’s week long pop-up residency

The creators of comedy musical 2 Become 1 based on tunes of 90s female pop stars talk to ZOE PASKETT about the Spice Girls and selling out at Edinburgh Fringe

Comedian Harry Shearer and singer Judith Owen talk to Zoe Paskett about meeting through Spinal Tap, embracing a sing-a-long, Donald Trump and making Christmas great again

Singer and broadcaster Aled Jones talks to Zoe Paskett about dueting with his younger self and loving a traditional Christmas ahead of his festive Barbican show

Farringdon “superclub” Fabric will reopen, it was confirmed this afternoon – but 18-year-olds will be banned.

Farringdon nightclub Fabric could this afternoon win the right to reopen at a last-minute appeal hearing.

Father and son Darren and Aaron Martyn talk to Zoe Paskett about one day filling the O2 and following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps

Honeyblood improve on their recipe of sharp-tongued, sure-footed and spiky rock

The EFG London Jazz Festival returns to venues across the capital, with upwards of 2,000 artists playing 300 gigs at more than 50 venues

Glenn Tilbrook talks to Zoe Paskett about his run in with David Cameron, the housing crisis and watching Black Mirror on the road

Joseph Arthur is performing at Oslo in Hackney just in time for the US Presidential election. His Campaign Song received backlash for bashing Donald Trump

Itch & Scratch theatre company present Best New Theatre, Great Night Out at the Hackney Showroom

Jim Kerr tells Zoe Paskett about the band’s love for David Bowie, going back to their roots and an acoustic gig with a kick

For one night at Hackney Empire, a variety show celebrates the world spectacular with acts that you’d never show the royal family

Listening to the album there’s no way to fully comprehend just how complex this music is, but seeing it in all its glory I’m bowled over by the musical skill of the three men in front of me.

Joan Wasser marks 10 years in showbiz with this cool, classy collaboration.

Ben Caplan talks to ZOE PASKETT about musical kinship, biblical themes and working with Fred Wesley

Ross Godfrey began as a third of Morcheeba on meeting Skye Edwards at a Hackney party. Now he’s half of Skye | Ross

Where will you spend Halloween weekend? Here are a few options in case you’re stuck

Rock star and actress Suzi Quatro talks at Archway with Words on October 21 about her collection of poems and lyrics, Through My Eyes

Guitar-loving electro-pop chameleon’s follow-up covers a lot of ground

Hailed as “London’s best indoor music festival”, Hackney Wonderland is taking over five locations within which to stage the acts.

A light but crafted document of poetic melancholia from the American Mid-west.

Pianist Neil Cowley tells Zoe Paskett about his success working with Adele and how we‘re just Spacebound Apes ahead of Union Chapel show with the Neil Cowley Trio

Opera by Candlelight promises an evening of melody, mingling and merriment in support of the St John RISE Young People’s Project

William Rees talks to Zoe Paskett about Mystery Jets’ album, gaining perspective on the world and losing a band mate, ahead of headlining Hackney Wonderland festival

Cave and Co confront grief and loss with a record of equal power.

Afrikan Boy moves from Lidl to a chicken shop

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Olushola Ajose talks about life and music since his viral hit with a song about Lidl ahead of Gidijand performance at Hoxton Hall

Dark Sky will headline the Oxjam launch party on September 16 at Dalston Roof Park

The ex-East 17 member continues to perform and is set to tour the O2 venues of the UK, including Islington 02 Centre.

The Oxford upstarts bring more cool beats and heat to the party with their sophomore album.

Benjamin Till’s fourth album, The Pepys Motet, is based on the work of the diarist and is due to be released on September 2.

Discovered by Paul Epworth, Joe Seaward of Glass Animals speaks to Zoe Paskett about their latest album, How To Be a Human Being

Intertwining music and poetry, Jazz Verse Jukebox has a strong track record of pushing musical boundaries.

Local residents are being encouraged to explore Islington’s waterworks as part of the 30th Angel Canal Festival.

Three decades after his first album, Courtney Pine is performing his latest record Song (The Ballad Book) with renowned pianist Zoe Rahman.

Toast of London star Matt Berry talks about focusing on music with his band the Maypoles ahead of gig at Hoxton Hall

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