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Michael-James Dent and Chris Jones of Homerton band The Dolce Vita talk about gigging locally and releasing music via cassette, ahead of their show on November 24

The 19 year old singer’s first headline show goes off with a bang at the Stoke Newington venue

‘We’re not short on female talent. It’s just not having an unbiased platform for females to be able to perform and showcase their talent’

Album review: Weaves – Wide Open

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Quirky indie-rockers strengthen their stake towards the genre’s more exciting, adventurous fringes.

10 years and a new line up since The Beautiful South split, the reincarnation of the group come to Islington on November 4

Landry exposes flimsy, Hollywood-driven expectations with a blues-infused treatise on real life and love

LCD Soundsystem and Björk will join The xx as headliners at Victoria Park’s new All Points East festival next year, organisers have announced.

The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.

Readers of the Gazette who live in Hackney or Tower Hamlets have access to an exclusive pre-sale for All Points East in Victoria Park from today.

Welsh rockers roll up their 20th year treading water, with just a dash of inspiration

A 10-day music and community festival headlined by The National and The xx – and starring 200 other acts – will replace Lovebox and Field Day in Victoria Park next year.

The old Passing Clouds venue could reopen as a music spot after plans were submitted by the landlord – complete with an extra storey on the roof.

The British Library is looking back through the archives with a new exhibition tracing the evolution of sound technology and the influence it has had on our lives

Album review: Josh Ritter – Gathering

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Marrying dense narrative with evocative arrangements, Gathering is an artistic triumph.

Heralding the final opera at the venerable and iconic Islington venue, the King’s Head, is a classic for the ages.

Rock titans put pedal to the metal but mislay the melodies on their ninth outing.

Oxjam Hackney Festival raises money for Oxfam with music acts throughout the day in London Fields this weekend

Rae Morris performs at Islington Assembly Hall on Thursday (September 28)

Grammy-nominated duo’s ninth album is warm, captivating and funky, while addressing the socio-political upheavals of home

Both events will support Oxfam and local musicians

The club night at The Yard in Hackney Wick raises money and awareness for Abortion Support Network, who assist people from Ireland and Northern Ireland in traveling to access a safe and legal abortion

His new album Gary Williams at the Movies is a combination of classics

Album review: The Horrors – V

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Horrors’ flights of fancy circle the ever-generous carcass of ‘80s electro-pop

“I was always a star, even if it was only being the star of three streets in Hackney,” Marc Bolan reportedly used to quip.

The Horrors are releasing their new album on September 22 and playing Koko in Camden in October

Album review: Rat Boy – Scum

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

More brat than rat, the Essex lad reveals he’s not got much to say.

If Finsbury Park held a music festival with all the acts to have performed in the N4 postcode area, it would be the greatest gig of all time.

A new production project from In Place of War is bringing musicians from all over the world to form an electronic band together.

The idea of elbowing your way through the Notting Hill Carnival gives you the chills? Fear not, as Hackney and Islington offer plenty of choices to spend the Bank Holiday weekend away from the madding crowd.

Islington Chaps Choir will be performing with Joe Stilgoe at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on August 22

The legendary producer who was behind the desk when some of the greatest pop albums of the last 35 years were recorded used to shop in Ridley Road Market.

Teenagers are planning a take-over at east London’s historic Geffrye Museum for an evening which could help kick-start their careers in the arts.

With a career spanning more than four decades, Peña has toured the world with the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, now bringing his production of Flamencura back to Sadler’s Wells

Deftly executed and sweetly sung, Sails is morose Manchester indie the way it should be.

Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

Grimeborn is now as indespensible a part of the opera scene as its Sussex older sibling. Ellie O’DonnelL rounds up this year’s festival.

A heavy-going covers album that takes its songs deeper into the darkness.

Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage, this take on a Mozart’s comic opera creates a musical hybrid that features classical, electronic, and pop

A buzzing, broad and exciting ‘debut’ from a multi-talented, blues-inspired musician for our times

Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history

A round up of events around Islington and Hackney celebrating Pride Festival

It’s been a whirlwind few years for a capella group, Sons of Pitches.

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Hackney singer Ade Omotayo talks singing with Amy Winehouse, his band Equals and the democratisation of music

Hackney local Frankie Oliver, a singer turned taxi driver turned singer again, returns to music with a new album after a two decade long absence

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