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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.

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

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

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

Is This It? The NYC rockers, who have five top 10 albums to their name, will headline on May 25 as All Points East announces its latest batch of big-name performers.

“It’s wonderful to be in a group, singing like no-one is listening.” Talibah Rivers talks to us about the many different benefits of joining the Tuneless Choir, which holds its first session at Chats Palace on Thursday January 31.

One of the headline acts at this year’s London Remixed Festival combines “old-fashioned swing with stomping hip-hop rhythms” and that just about sums up the eclectic and boundary-pushing nature of this annual event.

It’s been boarded up for two-and-a-half years, but Dalston’s old Passing Clouds arts hub is at last set to reopen – as community venue The Jago.

Album review: Red Rum Club – Matador

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Homerton resident Ish Norris’ debut film – Honours in Attendance – speaks up for the stay-at-home student, cut off from the joys and freedom of life on campus.

Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

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.

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.

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