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Trio breathe new life into underground music scene

Trio breathe new life into underground music scene

South East London trio Bad Milk are currently filming an eight-part web series, Bad Milk@ the New Cross Inn. Inspired by classic TV youth culture programmes The Tube, The Word and TFI Friday, the show is a platform for up and coming hip-hop and indie rock artists. Creator and director…

Hoxton Hall returned to former glory after makeover

Hoxton Hall returned to former glory after makeover

One of the last surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, has been given a new lease of life after a £2.5 million makeover. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, restoration works by Foster Wilson Architects to the Grade II-listed building took about a year to complete. When it re-opens soon, the…

Music night to support Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Music night to support Spitalfields Crypt Trust

A Brick Lane music venue will host a night of music to raise money for homeless people in east London. The East London Music Night, on April 9, will raise funds for the Shoreditch-based Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), a charity that supports people who have been homeless and suffer from…

Elbow and Madness announced for Blackheath 2015

Elbow and Madness announced for Blackheath 2015

Indie stars Elbow have been unveiled as headliners for On Blackheath 2015, alongside ska legends Madness. The festival that launched last year combines music, food and family fun on the historic parkland setting of Blackheath Common. In a statement, Madness said: “We thought we’d left no stone unturned in London:…

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Former Goldsmiths alumni, and award-winning rock band, Blur have announced details of a major comeback, with their first album in 12 years set for release in April. The band have also made available new track ‘Go Out’. It is the first song released by the foursome since 2012. The band,…

Flashback to the future with new record store

Flashback to the future with new record store

In between the novelty cafes, not far away from the bars serving cocktails in jam-jars and just down from the artisanal bakeries, another trend is taking root on the streets of Shoreditch. It is no secret that vinyl is now becoming big business, and nowhere is this more the case…

See what you missed @New Cross Inn Open Mic Night

See what you missed @New Cross Inn  Open Mic Night

Enjoy The Open Mic Night at New Cross Inn on Tuesday where EastLondonLines sang along with Jon Doyle, Traiale Jordan, Tommy MacDonald, Pinky Wallis and other up-and-coming musicians. For some it was the first time they have performed live on stage. According to Pinky Wallis, his main audience has always…

FKA twigs announced to perform at Field Day festival

FKA twigs announced to perform at Field Day festival

  Critically-acclaimed artists including FKA twigs, Run The Jewels and Hudson Mohawke have joined the lineup for the Field Day festival in Victoria Park. The festival, which takes place on June 6 and 7, is to be headlined by Canadian electronic musician Caribou and reunited Oxford “shoegazing” legends Ride. The…

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Members of Coldplay will today be opening an exhibition in Shoreditch of artwork created for the cover of their latest album, “Ghost Stories” by artist Mula Fürstová. The band will visit the Stolen Space Art Gallery for a private viewing today in Osborne Street, Shoreditch. Created by Fürstová the album…

Big MCs battle over Big Macs on Lewisham High Street

Big MCs battle over Big Macs on Lewisham High Street

To passers-by, Lewisham McDonalds looked busier than usual last Monday night. But locals would be mistaken in thinking that the groups outside were in line for a Big Mac. They were gathered in front of the fast-food joint to see a rap battle. The clash was due to take place…

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