Fightback! against venue closures at The Roundhouse

Fightback! tickets went on sale at the earlybird price of £10 before any line-up was announced. About half the tickets sold out, and around 800 acts came forward to offer their services to play at the gig, which was set up by the Music Venue Trust as a protest against the recent astonishingly high number of…

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Desert Trip – from an English perspective

Desert Trip festival: some of the heavyweights from my teens in one palm-tree-fringed, sun-soaked paradise. Normally I steer clear of this type of mega-concert, but nevertheless this sounded somewhat appealing. I reminded myself that I’d rather hang out at a UK festival, hearing younger, more relevant music in a friendly atmosphere, all the while imbibing abundant quantities of alcohol…

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A Heavenly January on its way in Hebden Bridge

The Trades, Hebden Bridge 2017. Dreary old January. Dark rainy nights, empty bank account, buddies off the alcohol… is there anything the wretched first month has going for it? Well, yes! A Heavenly weekend at The Trades in Hebden Bridge, where the esteemed venue puts on a mini fest of musical delights. Last year, we saw…

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Fightback: Music Venue Trust Roundhouse gig

If you care about live music, it’s time to put your full support behind it – which means going to as many live gigs as you can! The amount on venues which are closing countrywide is truly heartbreaking. The Roundhouse is hosting a Music Venue Trust gig at The Roundhouse in Camden on 18th October…

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Broken Witt Rebels breaking records

It’s been quite a ride this year for Broken Witt Rebels – and now they have a new tour as support for King Kings announced. All tickets are priced £20.  Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 22nd June. Tickets will then go on sale from Friday June 24th from the 24 Hour…

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Live Music Friday at Hornsey Town Hall

There’s an great lineup tomorrow night – Friday 17th – at Hornsey Town Hall’s gorgeously 40s style Supper Room. Five artists will be appearing at the final Live Music eve, all part of Crouch End Festival which ends this Sunday 19th June. PLEASE COME ALONG!! FREE ENTRY!! (all we ask is a donation so we…

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Music night at The Supper Room, Hornsey Town Hall

Crouch End Festival 2016. What a fabulous and very successful night at the first of the Crouch End Live music events. It took place at the beautifully atmospheric Supper Room at Hornsey Town Hall which resembles a speakeasy or a ’40s jazz bar (see photo above). Both the nights – the second will be on…

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Crouch End Festival music nights

Organised by Charthouse Music, the crouch end festival team and gourmetgigs: two evenings of music, please come and support the festival and the artists HERE IS THE LINEUP FOR MUSIC NIGHT TUESDAY 14TH AT HORNSEY TOWN HALL, SUPPER ROOM Tuesday June 14th   Charthouse Music acoustic night,  7.30 – 7.55     Amie Fuller 8.00 – 8.25…

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Friday night, music night at The World’s End Finsbury Park

The World’s End pub in Finsbury Park has become quite a destination for live music, with many of those nights put on by Success Express music, an organisation devoted to nurturing emerging artists. Driving Success Express is the indefatigable Lorraine Solomons, who also commandeers The Roof Garden and Century Soho amongst other venues. Lorraine will also be…

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Summer of Love

The Summer of Love On May 22 Blacktooth Productions will be going back to the Sixties with an evening of readings, music and anecdotes. Expect lashings of peace, love and liberation alongside a celebration of key personalities. The readings include: Stoner talk from Woodstock ● At home with RD Laing ● The Dead meet Timothy Leary ● The 14 Hour Technicolour…

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