Music Reviews

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 […]








 

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








 

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 […]