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Susanne Beer, a highly-respected musician who taught over 60 young people to play the cello, passed away in December at the age of 52.

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

A strong, evocative debut from the Irish singer-songwriter.

Williams adds to the festive frivolity by delivering a gift that few will be searching out in years to come.

A live recording that captures the band's urgent, witty, utterly compelling punk-rock energy.

Engaging and award-winning folk trio unearth more musical nuggets of our oral history.

Carlos Acosta, 46, has retired from classical ballet but the former Royal Ballet star retains his devoted fans who want to glimpse (in Rooster) their hero before he takes over as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020.

A highlights package from an incredible year for the electronica legends.

Album review: Vetiver - Up On High

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A triumph of understated alt-folk arrangements and a warming musical kinship.

Review: Stereophonics - Kind

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kelly and Co keep it under 50 for their middle-of-the-road cruise down the Americana highway.

One of north London's best kept secrets, Real Lies are back with new music and a tour. Frontman Kev Kharas tells the Gazette about losing a band member and the inspiration behind his dreamlike songs.

On Saturday, October 5, St Luke's Church in Holloway hosted its Speakeasy comedy and music evening, marking the tenth anniversary of the event.

Take shelter with these two and rediscover the joy of the album.

A yoga centre just off Holloway Road is hosting an evening of jazz music to celebrate the legacy of composers with additional needs this Friday (October 18).

Singer-songwriter John Smith starts an autumnal tour of the UK with a show at Islington Assembly Hall this weekend. Joined by special guests Cara Dillon and Ben Ottewell, this is the first chance for fans to see Smith's new single - Burden of the Road - played live.

Welsh company Opera D'draig transposes Donizetti's comic opera to 1980s Barry Island to beautiful bawdy and hilarious effect

Sophomore record from the genre-straddling rap artist holds a mirror up to himself to reassure fans they're not alone.

Album review: Metronomy - Metronomy Forever

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Three years on from Summer 08, Joseph Mount strives for truly timeless tunes.

In 'Dear Marie Stopes' Alex Mills sets "heartfelt, emotional" letters from grateful women to meditative music

Album review: Iggy Pop - Free

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Iggy's latest finds him as an artist rather than a rock star, swimming in contemplative, jazz-inflected waters.

Most of us regard Kings Place as the home of two concert halls. What's not often realised is that it's also a temple of words, and that the London Podcast Festival - which it annually hosts - is the beating heart of this new spoken-word art form.

Handsome Family labelmate and former ballerina fronts a set of disarming, powerful reflections on love and life.

Pinkville finds Melancon facing his demons and hitting his stride with a series of vivid set pieces.

When National Geographic Traveller say their food festival will offer "a chance to take your taste buds on a world tour," they really mean it.

Album review: Kaiser Chiefs - Duck

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ricky Wilson and his wholesome collective of jolly moshpit makers are back for a seventh LP

Historic double-bill is a study in contrasts as Young proves he's an evergreen rocker while Dylan is well past his prime

This ecclectic mix of Londoners of all ages perform in the belief that to sing together is to live better together

Review: Olympia - Flamingo

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Melbourne-raised singer-songwriter pens sophomore record of intelligent, fresh and vibrant alt-pop.

The Boss' first studio album in five years is a masterclass in understated Americana.

Staff at Union Chapel have begun trawling through an array of archive material dating back to the building's 19th century origins, also featuring plenty of signed posters, scribbled notes and ticket stubs from concerts which took place in the years since 1992.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason comes to Prior Weston Primary School this Friday (June 14) as he seeks to inspire the next generation of classical musicians.

This weekend's Elixir Extracts Festival is a celebration of lifelong creativity taking place at Sadler's Wells: the theatre on Rosebery Avenue devoted to dance in all its forms.

The sixth Stroud Green Festival is a celebration of women and women composers which gets underway on Friday (June 7) and runs until June 23.

Glaswegian gal goes solo on hook-laden third record, trying out new sounds along the way.

The devil (or perhaps God herself) is in the detail when it comes to Saint Etienne, so hearing Tiger Bay given a unique live outing with its original orchestral score reinstated feels very on brand.

A vivid and gripping tour of modern life from the brightest new star of Britain's grime scene.

When Emily Mae Winters sat down to write songs for her second album, it would have been easy for her to follow a similar formula to that of her first: Siren Serenade.

Downbeat, synth-aided rock is fruitful ground for a fistful of first-person reflections and regrets.

Two bank-holidays and a big range of interesting events; there's lots to look forward to in May. Here's a run-down of six of the best things to do in Hackney and Islington.

Clark might once again bite off more than the average listener can chew, but bear with it.

Dance music icon Judge Jules is adding an extra dimension to his shows with a new concept arriving at Scala on Friday, April 12.

Islington music producer and therapist Jon Hall has been working with patients with acute mental ill health to make confidence boosting songs, raps and videos

Will third time mean the big time for the worrying pop-poet?

Album review: C Duncan - Health

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A contradictory concoction of electronica, club-lounge, disco-funk, lullaby-gospel and languid cool that works incredibly well.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - we're mad for it. Let's get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

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