St Vincent: Daddy’s Home

St Vincent: Daddy’s Home

As a woman who took her stage name from a line in a Nick Cave song about “where poetry goes to die” (the hospital where Dylan Thomas breathed his last), Annie Clark, St Vincent to her fans and foes, knows a thing or two about artifice. The seven albums that...

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Mute: The instrumental variations by The Blackheart Orchestra

Mute: The instrumental variations by The Blackheart Orchestra

Mute: The instrumental variations by The Blackheart Orchestra. Release date 25th June 2021 Mute is available now as a limited edition CD exclusively from The Blackheart Orchestra’s Bandcamp site at https://theblackheartorchestra1.bandcamp.com/merch and from June 25 will be available to download and stream everywhere Given that one of Blackheart Orchestra’s defining...

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Mesmeranto: The Blackheart Orchestra

Mesmeranto: The Blackheart Orchestra

Mesmeranto The Blackheart Orchestra Esoteric/Antenna ASIN : B07WJR9TFN released 2019 Five stars (essential) There is a paradox at the heart (pun intended on several levels) of this review. One wants to praise the album and then discuss its origins, story, and influences yet this is precisely the sort of work,...

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The good, the great, and the extra-ordinary at the Royal College of Music

The good, the great, and the extra-ordinary at the Royal College of Music

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music has done much to ensure the Royal College of Music remains at the top of the Educational Global Music Landscape. The talent nurtured under his fiscal and creative baton is uncompromising in its excellence. Beethoven said; “music is the electrical...

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H&F council launching new arts programme with Mayor’s award

H&F council launching new arts programme with Mayor’s award

Hammersmith & Fulham will launch a decade-long arts programme funded by a Cultural Impact prize from the Mayor of London, the Borough has announced. The programme, called Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham, will train young people in music-making and event-producing with the help of industry professionals, according to the Mayor’s...

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Charity Choral Performance of a Renaissance Masterpiece

Charity Choral Performance of a Renaissance Masterpiece

Monteverdi Vespers at Cadogan Hall Wednesday 11 December, Thursday 12 December, 7.30pm  Conductor: Ivor Setterfield Orchestra: Trafalgar Baroque Ensemble Soloists:  Miriam Allan, Zoe Brookshaw, Jonathan Brown, Francis Gush, Matthew Long, Nicholas Mulroy, Dan D’Souza Barts Choir (St Bartholomew’s Hospital Choral Society – registered charity: 273180)  A proportion of the profits...

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Carnival Round-Up

Carnival Round-Up

 What’s shaking at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival? The streets, no doubt; thanks to its legendary collection of sound systems. Geoff Cowart talks to veteran selector Gladdy Wax about his three decades in the game. Plus, our guide to the impressive array of parties before and after the carnival The...

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Edgar Broughton at the Half Moon Putney

Edgar Broughton at the Half Moon Putney

Edgar Broughton Half Moon – Putney, London Wednesday 21 August 2019 8:00 PM Tickets available £12.50 Advance or £15 Door (tickets available) Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm https://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2019-08-21-edgar-broughton-half-moon-putney His solo, acoustic performance is an emotive, entertaining tour de force containing both old favourites and new songs from the heart. (Half...

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Bob Dylan & Neil Young – two of music’s greatest icons amaze a sold-out Hyde Park

Bob Dylan & Neil Young – two of music’s greatest icons amaze a sold-out Hyde Park

For the first time in history, two of the world’s greatest musicians performed on the same billing – Bob Dylan and Neil Young. It was a day of music that was simply unmissable, with tickets selling out in a matter of minutes. And it’s easy to see why, this was a unique moment...

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