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Professor Green

Death, drugs, depression and redemption: Professor Green on growing up in public

“I seem to have either exceptionally good luck or exceptionally bad luck. There doesn’t seem much of a medium going on here.”

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The swanky fit out at DF Mexico.

Restaurant review: DF/Mexico, Shoreditch, E1

When I heard unlimited horchata top-ups were on the menu, I knew I was going to love DF/Mexico.

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Hackney Yard Theatre Jacks Johns and Lilian Schiffer

Theatre review: These Are Our Live at the Yard Theatre

Are you sitting comfortably? May the chat show begin. This darkly comic play starts simply, quietly, the audience very much part of the scene.

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Alt-J This Is All Yours

Album review: This Is All Yours by Alt-J

After U2’s stunt with Apple last week saw their latest record scandalously invade my iTunes library without consent, I was in half a mind to tear into the whole sordid affair. Thankfully, a notification from Spotify a few days later offered me (note ‘offer’, Apple) the chance to listen to the new Alt-J album.

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Goat Commune

Album review: Commune by Goat

Whether you believe it or not, the whole shtick behind Goat is so gloriously well-realised that it could easily make their songs feel like an afterthought.

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Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Album review: Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Journey-inspired instrumental album that certainly nails its hypnotic nature, but for the right reasons?

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Pub group Young's is putting on a series of supper clubs to celebrate British Food Fortnight

Sunday Supper Club comes to Camden’s Spread Eagle pub

To celebrate British Food Fortnight, the Spread Eagle pub in Camden is putting on a special supper club this Sunday.

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Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Album review: Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Huge mainstream success surely beckons for this songsmith, who packs an armful of poppy, heartsting-tugging tunes.

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Alvvays - Alvvays

Album review: Alvvays - Alvvays

Accessible, hummable and lightly melancholic indie tunesmithery from the Canadian debutantes.

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The Laundry

Restaurant review: The Laundry Canteen, Warburton Road, London Fields, E8

Radiohead’s guitarist Ed O’Brien will certainly be due some credits from the Karma Police for converting an abandoned 1960’s laundry into an uber-trendy brasserie.

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The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi

Album review: The Raveonettes - Pe’ahi

Danish rock duo let the colour in and make their best record in... well, possibly ever.

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Colourful performer at Hackney One carnival

Hackney One Carnival comes to town

The streets will be awash with colour and filled with the sound of revelries this Sunday.

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The Cuban brings food from the Caribbean to Camden

Restaurant review: The Cuban, Camden Town, NW1

Cuban food generally seems to be under represented in the pantheon of world cuisine. It’s well known for it’s cigars, rum, communist regime, classic cars and, via Earnest Hemmingway, giving Mojitos to the world.

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Jazz Mino (centre) played with her band, Harriet Jospeh on violin and Katt Newlon on cello

UK’s biggest street music search ends with grand final

Talented musicians from Hackney and Islington made the grand final of the biggest busking competition in the country on Sunday.

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Rez Kempton and Community Chorus in Little Revolution. Picture: Manuel Harlan

Theatre review: Little Revolution at the Almeida, Islington

The shooting of Tottenham’s Mark Duggan proved the final straw for many young people in 2011, as the city descended into the London Riots. Lost amidst the smoke and sirens, however, was the unrest that had been brewing up to this point, as the Almeida’s latest world premiere astutely and emotively investigates.

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Jazz Mino with her band, Katt Newlon on cello and Harriet Joseph on violin

Hackney musician in Gigs Big Busk competition grand final this weekend

A five month search for fresh musical talent will reach its climax this weekend as 18 acts take to the stage for the grand final of a busking competition.

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Astronauts - Hollow Ponnnds

Album review: Astronauts - Hollow Ponds

Textured, electro-meets-pastoral adventurism in this rather lovely debut LP.

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Tom Cruise arriving for the premiere of Oblivion at the BFI IMAX, London

Yard Theatre show channels Tom Cruise to explore nature of celebrity

What is celebrity and what does it take to be a mega star? “We like to think we’re different from celebrities, but are we?” asks Ottillie Parfitt, star of These are your lives, a dark, comic, visual look at fame playing at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick until early October.

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Eric Clapton & Friends - An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Album review: Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze, An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Slowhand buddies up with his living legend mates for an exacting JJ Cale tribute. For die-hard fans only.

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Chatsworth Road festival 2013

Chatsworth Road Festival returns for the second year in a row

A community festival will be popping up in Clapton for the second year in a row this weekend.

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Professor Green

Death, drugs, depression and redemption: Professor Green on growing up in public

“I seem to have either exceptionally good luck or exceptionally bad luck. There doesn’t seem much of a medium going on here.”

Read full story »

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The swanky fit out at DF Mexico.

Restaurant review: DF/Mexico, Shoreditch, E1

When I heard unlimited horchata top-ups were on the menu, I knew I was going to love DF/Mexico.

Read full story »

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Hackney Yard Theatre Jacks Johns and Lilian Schiffer

Theatre review: These Are Our Live at the Yard Theatre

Are you sitting comfortably? May the chat show begin. This darkly comic play starts simply, quietly, the audience very much part of the scene.

Read full story »

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