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Christmas Events in Hackney and Islington

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Warm, accessible and poppy alt-folk set gets some worthwhile extras thrown in.

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

WGC’s central force bows out with a moving, cerebral set of alt-country fitting of his legacy.

Hackney recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell, with quartet Palisander, won joint first prize at the inaugural Early Music Young Ensemble Competition this month.

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council’s restrictions.

Almost anyone who was alive in the 1990s is sure to remember Gabrielle – the iconic singer-songwriter with a distinctive patch over one eye.

Indie folk favourites Bon Iver will close the sophomore All Points East festival in Victoria Park with a headline gig on June 2.

Dance music pioneers The Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream will open All Points East when it returns to Victoria Park in May.

Expect six curling lanes, toasty cocktails, BBQ food and music from a steel-drum band when Sliders opens on November 1

Whether you love it or loathe it, the spookiest evening of the year is fast approaching and there’s lots of twisted fun to be had in our neck of the woods.

Wireless promoter Live Nation has been given the green light to carry on holding the festival in Finsbury Park after a licensing review – but extra security will be on the streets and artists will be “encouraged” not to swear.

The new arts venue in Stoke Newington’s restored Savoy Cinema has raised more than £31,000 to pay for a new music studio in the basement.

The Curtain Road venue’s rooftop becomes a den of debauchery and excess for the cooler months with the launch of Lady Celeste’s

London Cocktail Week gets underway from Monday and plenty of local bars are getting involved. Here’s five of our favourites

The Gold, an indie/alt/pop band hailing from Essex, reach a big milestone as they head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to celebrate the launch of their first EP – Lover – on Thursday August 30.

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

The festival, arranged by Hoxton Mini Press, will see a range of celebrated photographers give talks at D&AD between August 17 and 19.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London’s Victoria Park for a family day out.

‘Opera should belong to everybody’

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reinvigorating classics and telling new stories: Grimeborn festival celebrates opera artists shaking up the genre

In what was their biggest headline show in the UK yet, The National once again proved they are the real deal.

Part Godfather, part screaming death metal demon, Samuel T Herring channels so many wildly divergent influences that it can be downright confusing to watch him.

Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue reunited on-stage in Victoria Park for a rare performance of their hit Where the Wild Roses Grow.

St Vincent’s attention to detail is something to behold.

Solitude might be an unlikely subject for a festival crowdpleaser, but then Lorde is no ordinary pop star.

As Kelela appears out of the West Arena’s shadowy backstage, sporting a white robe that wouldn’t look out of place on a priestess, the crowd’s rapturous reaction suggests it knows what to expect.

What’s the difference between a headline festival set and an intimate gig for diehard fans? Not, apparently, a question that concerned Bjork in preparation for her first UK show promoting the Utopia LP.

It’s been five years since Yeah Yeah Yeahs last played in the UK – and they were out to enjoy themselves for their comeback at Victoria Park.

It’s reassuring to see Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane drenched in sweat 30 seconds into his band’s set.

To listen to LCD Soundsystem through their intricately produced studio recordings, it’s easy to miss the musicianship James Murphy and his crew of unwilling rock stars command.

A host of new acts have been added to the line up for Catfish and the Bottlemen’s All Points East show at Victoria Park next week.

Some of the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll – Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop – are coming to Finsbury Park next month.

A community festival in Victoria Park will celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

Recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell will be coming home when her quartet play the Hackney Proms next month.

Homerton’s Toe Rag Studios is 20 this year. It’s best known for being the studio where The White Stripes recorded Grammy-award winning album Elephant. The Gazette dropped in for a chat with owner Liam Watston.

Hackney songwriter, producer and talent developer Darren Martyn has spent two thirds of his life in music. Now he is publishing a book to share his expertise and experience

The New York outfit’s sophomore record sets the ‘Beans on course for great things.

The team behind Victoria Park festival All Points East has announced a free community programme to take place between the two weekends of live music in May.

A host of new acts have been announced to perform at All Points East in Victoria Park this summer.

Through the show “we examine how the four walls of the hospitals where people were locked away from society are now being replaced with the four walls of people’s bedrooms, as they have a lack of opportunities for engagement or support.”

Album review: Molly Tuttle – Rise

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Incredible, award-winning musicianship and a mature songwriting talent makes Molly Tuttle one to watch

Astute pop wizardry in this debut LP from one of the bands of the moment.

The northern rockers’ motorik, frazzled guitars and kitchen-sink humour make for an invigorating experience.

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