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  • Celebrate Hermeto

    By Chris Wells on October 12, 2017
    November 3 sees the release of Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal’s legendary Viajando Com O Som – The Lost ’76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions by Far Out Records. It’s a huge deal: partly because it marks the uncovering of a previously unreleased masterpiece by a very fine musician indeed, but also because it happens to be Far Out’s 200th release! To […]
  • Basquiat: Boom For Real

    By Chris Wells on October 10, 2017
    Barbican, London until January 28, 2018. The music events that accompany this retrospective of a major figure in 20th century art are not ear candy. Sound was central to the painting of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the genius-child whose first-hand experience of destitution in ghetto un-fabulous ‘80s New York strikes a cruel irony given the recent sale of one of his works for […]
  • Bunny Sigler Dies

    By Chris Wells on October 6, 2017
    We are sad to report that Philadelphia music legend Bunny Siger died today, October 6, aged 76, having suffered a massive heart attack. Bunny first came to national prominence in 1959 as a solo vocalist,  recording for the V-Tone Records label in 1959. He has also recorded for the Decca, Parkway, Gamble, Philadelphia International and Gold Mind labels in his time. His […]
  • Marley Doc: SE London Screening

    By Chris Wells on October 5, 2017
    To coincide with Black History Month, Stanley’s Film Club in SE London are screening Bob Marley – The Making of a Legend, a film documenting the early career of the reggae legend, on October 25, from 7pm. The movie was directed by Gian Godoy and Esther Anderson, both of whom will be attending in person for a Q&A hosted by […]
  • Mykal Rose Live

    By Chris Wells on September 15, 2017
    Mykal Rose will be taking you through the Black Uhuru experience from a stage near you soon, having lined up a series of eight dates across the UK during October. See him at: London, O2 Forum [October 13]; Bristol, Fiddlers [14]; Birmingham, Hare & Hounds [15]; Brighton, Komedia [17]; Norwich, Waterfront [19]; Leicester, 2 Funkymusic Café [20]; Manchester, Band On […]
  • Threesome With Benét

    By Chris Wells on September 15, 2017
    That handsome hunk of soulfulness, Mr. Eric Benét, has inked himself a schedule of UK dates this autumn. Catch him at: London, Brixton Electric [October 26]; Manchester, Academy [27]; and Birmingham, O2 Institute3 [28]. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Eric-Benet-tickets/artist/780717 for more details and to book.
  • All Scream For Michael

    By Chris Wells on September 7, 2017
    September 29 will see Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, release Scream, a collection of the artist’s all-time most danceable tracks, including Ghosts, Torture, Thriller and Dirty Diana. Additionally Scream includes a newly created bonus track, Blood On the Dance Floor X Dangerous, a high-energy five-song mash-up from acclaimed remixer The White Panda. Fans are already […]
  • Ne-Yo UK Dates

    By Chris Wells on September 3, 2017
    Just ahead of his new album – Good Man will be his seventh release – the man named Ne-Yo is to play a run of shows across the UK. Catch the vibe at: O2 Apollo, Manchester [Sept 13]; Barrowland Glasgow [14]; Arena MK Milton Keynes 16]; The Brighton Centre Brighton [17]; O2 Academy Brixton [20]; Colston Hall Bristol [21]; Bournemouth […]
  • Revolution For Zephaniah

    By Chris Wells on August 2, 2017
    September 1 sees the release of a brand new album from internationally revered poet, writer and socio-political commentator Benjamin Zephaniah. Entitled Revolutionary Minds, the new set arrives during a series of live shows at festivals and venues throughout the UK. Zephaniah is, of course, strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’. His […]
  • Horace Andy Live In Brighton

    By Chris Wells on July 24, 2017
    HORACE ANDY [KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON, JULY 19] The Komedia on Gardner Street is in the centre of Brighton, just a few minutes from the seafront, train station and main shopping areas, including The Lanes and North Laines. It’s the perfect location for a music venue, although Komedia also houses a cinema and sidewalk café, as well as several performance rooms. Downstairs […]