Lost Village announces first wave of acts

Lost Village entices with a tasty lineup – so appealing it’s already on Phase 3 of its ticket sales, so it’s advisable to get your skates on if you fancy this award-winning small festival, packed with music, theatre, talks, comedy, restaurants, yoga plus lots of unusual and surprise events. Maribou State, Bicep, Modeselektor, Little Dragon,…

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Steve Mason: About the Light at Rough Trade

Steve Mason aired his new album About the Light at Rough Trade Steve Mason is back – with a beautiful and confident new album to start off 2019 on a positive note. About The Light dropped this week and he started promoting it with an appearance at Rough Trade East: I love these little gigs…

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Sea Change 2019 line-up

Metronomy, The Comet is Coming, Stewart Lee and Bagpuss are all confirmed for Sea Change 2019. The Totnes-based event, founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop, has moved from its former end-of-summer position to May Bank Holiday. The Quietus presents Gazelle Twin, with full line-up to follow. Hannah Peel and Will Burns, and Dutch 4-piece Pip…

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Surprises on the lineup at Bearded Theory 2019

There’s always a few surprises on the Bearded Theory lineup and for 2019, the team have managed to sweet-talk Doves into playing a festival set – they’ll be no doubt wowing the crowds on the Pallet Stage on Sunday. Doves are back for 2019 after a fair few years on ‘hiatus’, during which time they’ve…

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Independent Venue Week gathers pace

Having put on a few gigs myself at a local venue, a particularly atmospheric and beautiful space, which was subsequently sold off to be transformed into flats and a hotel, Independent Venue Week is a much-needed venture. Running from Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February 19, for IVW19 there are nearly 190 venues signed up…

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UP N GO Brazilian band play Nambucca

They call their music ‘pop soul funk’ – and the Brazilian outfit UP N GO play Nambucca in London. It’s  their second performance as they played a last-minute set at Ronnie Scott’s jam session, where the band got to show off their versatility with a set of covers to suit the jazz and blues evening…

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Cassoulet Nights pop-up dining in Hackney

Tasty French country food popup Cassoulet Nights is set to run through to December 23rd. There’s a new Xmas menu with Vegetarian option, plus a la carte dishes but you can pop in for drinks and snacks if you like

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Winterville festival comes to Clapham Common

If you’re missing festival season, here’s something for Londoners to fill the gap. The city’s alternative festive experience Winterville heads back to  Clapham Common from 15th November to 23rd December.    The music lineup has just been announced: Mel C, Norman Jay MBE, Jazzie B, The Cuban Brothers, London Soul Train, DJ Yoda and lots more. Plus residences…

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Gilles Peterson talks to Will Ashon and Dave Haslam

As part of the Safaplace mental health charity pop-up run by Stoke Newington School, with events, records and books curated by Gilles Peterson, Gilles interviewed Will Ashon and Dave Haslam. Both have been involved in the music business and made that shift to the literary world. First in Peterson’s hotseat was Will Ashon, the former…

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