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Record Store Day 2013 at Rough Trade and Kristina

Record Store Day 2013 at Rough Trade and Kristina

Saturday 20th April saw the annual worldwide event Record Store Day. It was launched in 2007 and has gone on to be a major success. In the East London Lines boroughs a number of stores participated including the renowned Rough Trade Records  and Kristina Records in Hackney. The day encourages…

Friendly Fires to host charity gig for Adam Connolly

Friendly Fires to host charity gig for Adam Connolly

Friendly Fires will perform a charity gig next Wednesday to commemorate Adam Connolly, the Hackney man who recently took his own life. The event will be headlined by the Mercury Prize-nominated band whose drummer, Jack Savidge, was Connolly’s flatmate. Friends and family of the deceased man have teamed up to raise…

Florence and the Machine return to Brockley roots

Florence and the Machine return to Brockley roots

Chart-topping singer Florence Welch came back to her musical roots in Brockley last week, where she began her hugely successful career. Welch and her band performed tracks from their latest album Ceremonials at the famous Grade II listed Rivoli Ballroom as part of a live broadcast on BBC Radio 2.…

Hackney artist Labrinth gets his first number 1 UK single

Hackney artist Labrinth gets his first number 1 UK single

Labrinth has received his first number one UK single in the Official Singles Charts with :”Beneath Your Beautiful”…

Boots Riley and The Coup to play at Goldsmiths on October 29

Boots Riley and The Coup to play at Goldsmiths on October 29

Boots Riley and The Coup will play Goldsmiths in support of the Love Music Hate Racism campaign and to mark the release of their new album ‘Sorry to Bother You’.…

Oxjam charity music festival: in your boroughs, Sep 25 – Oct 21

Oxjam charity music festival: in your boroughs, Sep 25 – Oct 21

Sometime Blur guitarist Graham Coxon kicked off the Oxjam music festival in Hackney on Monday night as the charity chain prepared for gigs all across east and south London.…

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Calling time on a momentous two weeks in the history of London, the Olympics’ came to a triumphant end on Sunday with a closing ceremony that was attended by 80,000 people and watched by 26.3 million people nationally. Described by the creative director, Kim Gavin as “a mashed-up symphony of…

Underage festival in Shoreditch cancelled

Underage festival in Shoreditch cancelled

East London youngsters will be left without their festival fix this year after the annual Underage Music Festival was cancelled last week. It was due to have taken place on August 30. Siting ‘production problems’ for the announcement, organisers have promised to be back next year.…

Unseen Beatles Croydon photos found in attic

Unseen Beatles Croydon photos found in attic

Long-lost photographs of the fab four have been discovered lying in a dusty attic where they have been hidden from the world for almost 50 years. The photographs of the Beatles taken during and after a performance at Fairfield Halls in Croydon on 25 April 1963, were shot just a…

BBC Radio 1 & Radio 1 Xtra Academy at Picturehouse [Audio]

BBC Radio 1 & Radio 1 Xtra Academy at Picturehouse [Audio]

Leona Lewis, Plan B and Labrinth are among the stars confirmed to take part in BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra’s Academy at the Hackney Picturehouse, which begins this Friday.…