Live Music

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 […]

Vortex Outdoors – Free Music and Arts Festival on May 9th in Dalston

Vortex Outdoors – Free Music and Arts Festival on May 9th in Dalston

East London is ready to jumpstart the capital’s summer of music festivals with Vortex Outdoors, a free day-long music and art event which will take place in Dalston’s Gillett Square on Sunday 9th May. Vortex Outdoors, produced by The Vortex jazz club, BrazenBunch and Hackney Cooperative Developments, will feature high-quality dynamic performances from the music […]

May At The Vortex Jazz Club

May At The Vortex Jazz Club

On Tuesday 4th May leading figure of the 1960’s NY free-scene, saxophonist Sonny Simmons makes a rare visit to the UK with his quartet. Pop-monster Fyfe Dangerfield plays on Thursday 6th May with the Gannets (Dangerfield/Ward/Cundy/Lash/Noble) and noise-rock freak-jazz outfit the Braindead Collective. Saxophonist Lotte Anker and pianist Craig Taborn play together at the Vortex […]

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 […]

1234 Shoreditch Festival 1st Acts Confirmed

1234 Shoreditch Festival 1st  Acts Confirmed

You can tell everyone is gearing up for summer festivals as a flurry of acts are confirmed. The 1234 festival will be held in Shoreditch Park on 24th July. Names confirmed include hese New Puritans, Egyptian Hip Hop, We Have Band, S.C.U.M, Autokratz and Todla T & MC Serocee. Also playing are Vivian Girls, Veronica […]

More Names Added to Underage Festival

More Names Added to Underage Festival

Ellie Goulding, MIA and Tinchy Stryder are to perform at the 2010 Underage Festival in London this summer. More names are to be announced. The anual event will be at Hackneys Victoria Park on August 1st. Included in the line up are New Young Pony Club, Hadouken!, Chase And Status, General Fiasco, Egyptian Hip Hop […]