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Fresh from the success of achieving a number one album, Bring Me The Horizon have something special planned for their headline show at this summer’s All Points East festival. Keyboardist Jordan Fish talks us through the band’s preparations for May 31.

Next week, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings an array of exciting musicians to stages around Hackney. Here, the superstar DJ talks to us about the inaugural AMP London, what makes a truly great live performance and the joys of giving new artists the chance to shine.

“It’s laugh-out-loud but it’s also cry-out-loud too.” Hackney resident Michele Kirsch is talking about her new book, titled Clean, which comes out today (March 14).

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

The host of BBC Two’s The Mash Report will perform an extra stand-up show in east London to meet the high demand for tickets.

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.

Three years ago, staff at The Rio were sifting through various trinkets, paperwork and memorabilia from the cinema’s past when they found something extraordinary.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women’s Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend – here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

Ahead of the next event at Hoxton Hall on March 29, we speak to two of the event organisers about how Sound Out puts exciting acts in front of a live audience, sometimes for the first time.

As we inch ever closer to that March 29 deadline, and tensions between Brexit’s warring factions seem to somehow get even worse, it feels like we really need Somerset House’s upcoming Kaleidoscope exhibition.

From International Women’s Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there’s loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

A slinky, slick and lascivious set from Oklahoma’s Broncho that’s part art-rock, part psych-pop.

Rosso Emerald Crimson has gone from a steady career in marketing to competing on Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year programme in the space of five years.

This Saturday, Chats Palace will host an evening of music and art for a very worthwhile cause.

Crate Brewery is about to launch an ambitious crowd-funding campaign as they plan a major refurbishment of their canal-side home in Hackney Wick.

The VICE journalist known for his hilarious features on popular culture has his first book out this Thursday, February 21.

2018 was an incredible time for Hackney rapper B Young. Having started the year recording a few songs in his bedroom, the 24-year-old closed it out as one of the country’s outstanding breakthrough acts.

Pigeonhole-phobic Joseph Mount and friends sprinkle some sonic extras on their breakthrough record.

First Look: EartH Kitchen

Monday, February 11, 2019

Take a look inside the new EartH Kitchen, a neighbourhood-style restaurant just opened on Stoke Newington Road.

In late 2016, Dalston resident and landscape painter Lydia Bauman was browsing an exhibition of work by the great Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern when inspiration for her latest project struck.

Have you ever been so deep in to a box-set binge that Netflix has checked in to politely ask if you’re still watching? The 50-Hour Improvathon, which comes to Wilton’s Music Hall next weekend, is kind of like the live version.

Seismic life events trigger new sonic adventures for this troubadour duo, with some exciting, propulsive results.

With an intriguing mix of European and Asian fare, Angelina Restaurant will also feature a secret bar with space for no more than six guests. It’s due to open for a soft launch from Thursday, February 14.

Haven’t we seen this so-so dystopian thriller before?

“It’s a real collision of light and dark, where subjects so far apart all somehow come together.” After two years of development, producer Jacob Dorrell is about to unveil his new musical: The Cereal Café.

Valentine’s Day is on the approach – do you have plans locked in? It’s no problem if not, because we’ve rounded up a bunch of romantic things to do across Hackney and Islington.

Tri-continental punk-rock trio show a bit of imagination can go a long way on this fizzing debut.

As Dry January finally comes to a close, two brothers have opened a shop stocked with a range of 200 no-and-low alcoholic drinks. The Zero Option is a temporary opening for now, but there are plans to go permanent.

Scottish Opera’s production of Anthropocene is the fourth show pieced together by composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh.



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