Future blues hits London

Grammy-winner Fantastic Negrito will be headlining the weeklong Future Juke Festival in London tonight. Xavier Dphrepaulezz aka Fantastic Negrito will be bringing his fiery brand of raucous blues-rock to Dingwalls, Camden tonight (June 1). This is blues as it always has been – a visceral howl against modern conditions. It’s taking the traditional idiom and... Continue Reading →

Insecure Men at Scala

A dimming of lights, hush of music and a roar of the crowd indicated that Insecure Men had entered. Amongst the shadows, a determined voice yelled “Can we have some lights on the stage, so we can see what we’re doing?” With this, a rolling green light revealed a musical extravaganza: a vibraphone, slide guitar... Continue Reading →

Shy FX at The Rainbow venues: Crane

There is a place, on Bowyer street, in the heart of Birmingham, that by daylight shows to be nothing more than a derelict building. A monument to the history of the city, it melts inconspicuously into the background, never showing its true face until the cowl of night smothers the area and the hordes of... Continue Reading →

Gig review: Giraffage (SF,USA) at the Jazz Café, Camden

Last night, Charlie Yin aka Giraffage held a gig at the Jazz Café in Camden. The well-known address welcomed many talented artists who indubitably increased its notoriety: from Jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders to Amy Winehouse, the restaurant/club hasn’t stopped providing local and international talents venues to their visitors. Just like the talented producer originally from... Continue Reading →

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