The Bankruptcy Diaries – A review and interview with author

The Bankruptcy Diaries – A review and interview with author

Hackney’s rich history has many aspects, but it is particularly feted for two things: being London’s revolutionary corner and its importance as an artistic hub. Often, these two collide and have provided many high points in Hackney’s cultural palette, especially its literary output. The best known of today’s Hackney literati is Ian Sinclair, a beacon […]








Tonight at The Vortex: Twin Cities’ debut single launch party

Tonight at The Vortex: Twin Cities’ debut single launch party

Regular listeners to Radio One’s Gilles Peterson Show will no doubt be familiar with tonight’s special feature at Dalston’s The Vortex. Hotly-tipped production duo Twin Cities will be hosting a launch party to mark the release of their debut double A-side  ‘Raincloud/Anticipation’. Hailed as the ”Sunsoaked Daft Punk of R&B”, Twin Cities is a collaboration between critically-acclaimed beatmeisters Guynamite and Analog Jones, luminaries of the broken beat […]








Review: Lonesome Cowboys From Hell

Review: Lonesome Cowboys From Hell

Lonesome Cowboys From Hell Luxury Goods Festival The Courtyard Theatre, Pitfield St Friday 30th April 2010 Words: Peter Makinde Images: Martin Lau Taking the stage like zombie roadkill from a Jonah Hex comic, LCFH are one the most unusual Country acts you’re ever likely to encounter. It’s Americana, but not as you might expect. There’s […]








No:ID Festival

No:ID Festival

Friday 16th-Saturday 17th April 2010 The Others, Stoke Newington Those in search of great music in N16 were well-catered for this weekend. Held at the appropriately named The Others venue on Manor Road, this year’s No:ID Festival showcased over 16 class acts that left your correspondent lost for categorization (though by god I’ll try) and […]