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Petition launched to bring Wiley statue to Tower Hamlets

Petition launched to bring Wiley statue to Tower Hamlets

Julie Adenuga, the drive-time radio presenter for Rinse FM, has launched a petition to ask Tower Hamlets Council to erect a statue of famous UK grime artist Wiley in Bow. The petition was launched on change.org on the evening of October 9 with a target of 1000 supporters. It has…

Music festival rocks New Cross Inn for third year

Music festival rocks New Cross Inn for third year

  Live music festival, Cross Fest, hits New Cross on Friday August 9. The music festival takes place at the New Cross Inn and is hosting over 30 bands throughout the festival. Taking place over three days, there will be live music entertainment and DJs playing a variety of music until…

So Solid Crew anger dropped from LOVEBOX festival

So Solid Crew anger dropped  from LOVEBOX festival

London-based garage and hip hop group So Solid Crew who were originally scheduled to perform at this weekend’s Lovebox in Victoria Park tomorrow have now been dropped, because of claims that another unnamed artist did not want the group performing in the same venue as them. The collective group of…

Getting in the groove with new vinyl library

Getting in the groove with new vinyl library

Here’s an idea that’s been waiting to happen since needle touched groove and people packed dance floors. The Vinyl Library is a place to share, experience and borrow second-hand records. Located in Foulden Road, Stoke Newington, with a growing team of enthusiastic volunteers, a rapidly expanding catalogue and records donated…

ELL Music released – third edition of new Flipboard digital magazine by East London Lines

ELL Music released – third edition of new Flipboard digital magazine by East London Lines

This week, East London Lines is proud to announce the launch of its third Flipboard digital magazine – ELL Music. The front cover for this week features a short article on an event in 2011 where local East London DJs hosted a club night Tahya Masr! dedicated to the Egyptian revolution.…

27 million pound scheme for Fairfield Halls

27 million pound scheme for Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls will be working more closely together with Croydon Council in the future management…

Goldsmiths sounds fill South Bank festival

Goldsmiths sounds fill South Bank festival

The South Bank Centre resonated with the music of emerging artists on the evening of Thursday, May 9, for the double-launch of Pure Gold and NX Records. Final year undergraduates and alumni from the Department of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London took to the stage across three venues to…

NX Records music label launched by Goldsmiths

NX Records music label launched by Goldsmiths

Students from the Popular Music Course at Goldsmiths College are launching their own record label this week in collaboration with Matthew Herbert, founder of Accidental records. NX Records will launch alongside the annual PureGold event at The Sounthbank Centre. The label will act as platform enabling students and alumni to…

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…