Live Music

Burns Night – East London style

Burns Night – East London style

It’s not everyday that you’re welcomed by a kilted piper at a night out in Hackney Central, so I have to confess, arriving at the grand exterior of the St. John’s of Hackney church and greeted by the sound of the pipes cutting through the night’s silence made me feel a tad regal. Nice start. […]








 

Review: London’s Perverted Children at The Yard Theatre – Hackney Wick

London’s Perverted Children isn’t just a catchy and provocative title with little substance but a show which recounts the glorious deca­­y of what has been dubbed the ‘London Berlin’ : Hackney Wick . Ok, that probably sounds a bit hackneyed (no pun intended). You may be thinking: ‘Oh The Wick kids are putting on a […]








 

Avishai Cohen With Strings – Barbican Centre

Avishai Cohen With Strings – Barbican Centre

As Herbie Hancock recently said in a radio interview in the states, “Jazz is very spiritual and humanistic” and Israeli bassist and composer Avishai Cohen’s music encompasess these principles. With this latest project Avishai Cohen with Strings it seems he wants to span the globe playing songs from his own rich traditional Israeli roots mixed […]








 

Religion, high heels, and gothic Scandinavian glamour: Karin Park live, 25/11/12

Religion, high heels, and gothic Scandinavian glamour: Karin Park live, 25/11/12

I am in a church, and a priest is standing a few meters away. The girls behind me are discussing, without irony, whether they prefer Carly Rae Jepsen or Taylor Swift. The speakers on the stage are playing country-style covers of contemporary hits. The church is misty and atmospheric, with the psalm numbers still up […]








 

BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend – review

BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend – review

The star-crammed bill of music A-listers including Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West and Lana Del Rey was a gold-medal winner for east London








 

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

It’s true! Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z will be headlining Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012 on Saturday 23rd June. Announced this morning on the Chris Moyles Show, he is set to perform alongside a stellar line-up of acts already announced including Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, DJ Fresh, […]