Brick City Boutique – Sunday 10th May

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Brick City Boutique is a unique Hip Hop music and market event hosted by Pieceology Graffiti Jewellery and Illegirl/The Vandoll Network, which aims to create a platform for up and coming designers, artists and performers to present and sell their work to a like minded audience. The event will be held at the Elbow Room in Angel where the market will begin at 1pm and see through till 6pm. Drinks and food available all day in the Pool hall, with music provided by Sensei FM who will be streaming live from the venue on the day.

Sensei FM Crew from 1pm – 6pm:

J’da-Kut
4Real
Tufkut
Muldoon
Fabia
Downlow
Shotcallers

http://www.sensei.fm

From 6pm the stage is set for the live acts.

Showcasing: Infecta
Spoken Word By: Raphael Blake


With performances by:
Brotherman
London City Soldiers
Cross Bone T with Mr B
V Double E
Inkrument (Emcee Killa, Sam Wise & Foz)

Kingpin (EODub)
Logic:
Big Cakes
Mic Righteous
Frantic Frank (Peoples Army)
DJ Snuff ( EODub/ Peoples Army)

http://www.eodub.com

Plus special guest appearance by Joker Starr!!

Entry – Free before 7pm £4 after
Over 18’s only – no ID no entry

There will also be the opportunity to jump on the scene with the open mic session.
There will also be a rep stall for any DJ’s, Emcee’s, Artists who would like to come down and sell and promote CD’s /Mixtapes.

If you are interested in getting involved in the next event on 14th June please email us on the address provided…. See you there, unless you’re square!!

You can also IM us for more info at:

brickcityboutique@ymail.com

Piece’ and illegirl

International Breakin Convention 2009 @ Saddlers Wells – 4th May

unity-youth2Originally put together by host Jonzi D, the Breakin Convention has been running for the last 6 years and is always a jam packed event with a huge line up of dancers over 3 days showcasing their skills in Saddlers Wells.

I reached to the venue a little early to catch French/Congolese bboy Junior, bboy may not be the correct word as the man has his own unique style, with acrobatic ability that I have not seen before, the man can seriously MOVE!  After this little showcase we moved into the main theatre for the rest of the show.  All acts were well choreographed, my favourite of the day though had to be Sebastien & Raphael,  from France & Germany respectively.  Starting off their performance trapped in a what looked like a big rubber cacoon that one of them then emerged from, check out the shots below to see what I mean…as well as a whole host of special effects to go with the story, this was HipHop dance theatre at its best.  BIG respect goes out to all the performers and all the organisers of the event plus the main man Jonzi D, big up.

Official Link:  http://www.breakinconvention.com/breakin-convention-2009



Spanish Bombs: Tropical Tribute to the Clash

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Featuring Alejandro Escovedo, Ruben Albarran, Moyenei, Amparo Sanchez and members from bands including Plastilina Mosh, Sergeant Garcia and King Chango

28 April 2009 / 19:30
Barbican Hall

In a highly-anticipated world-premiere concert, appealing to fans of both The Clash and Latin music in general – the legendary band’s repertoire is brought to life by guest vocalists and musicians from some of the hottest Latin bands on the planet.

Among many guest stars will be
• Rubén Albarrán of Mexico’s supreme Latin rockers Café Tacuba
• Alejandro Escovedo, influential Austin-based rocker whose musical and geographical journeys have taken in punk rock, country and string quintets
• Amparo Sanchez of Amparanoia, winner of a BBC Radio 3 Award for World music in 2005
• Blanquito Man of New York Latin Ska pioneers King Chango
• Jonaz of Mexico’s electronic funsters Plastilina Mosh
• Bruno Garcia and the Cuban crew from France’s mighty Sergent Garcia
• Moyenei, a stunning Mexico-based singer of Reggaeton and Dance Hall.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a band from London called to the Latin world – and now that world is responding.

The Clash – Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon – had a huge influence on a generation of musicians in the Spanish speaking world through their sound, attitude and the internationalism of albums such as Sandinista ! Joe Strummer even went on to record a Latin-flavoured soundtrack for the Alex Cox film Walker.

The musical influence of The Clash on a generation of Spanish-speaking artists is brought to life in a world-premiere concert featuring a 15-piece band and guest vocalists.

The show is being assembled by producer and DJ Toy Hernández (who has worked with Shakira, Café Tacuba, Manu Chao, Eminem, Cypress Hill, and many others) and keyboardist Mike Smith (who has worked with The Clash’s Paul Simonon in The Good, The Bad and The Queen as well acting as musical director for MD for Africa Express, Monkey and Honest Jons Chop Up).

From Buenos Aires to Barcelona via all the urban centres in between, tonight’s special show features Clash repertoire reinterpreted and reinvigorated through a Latin filter, the sound that finally came back from the faraway towns.


CAMEO @ THE O2 INDIGO, 18th April 2009

Last Saturday night I was lucky enough to be present in the O2 Indigo to witnss none other than the original 70’s band Cameo, bigup Fitzroy (Soul Survivors Magazine) for the hook up on that one…DJ Fitzroy started the night off with a mellow mix n blend of soulful classics shortly before the band came out to rock the house.  The O2 Indigo is a great venue with plenty of room and one of the best sound systems I’ve heard in a London club, with Incognito visiting soon I cant wait to return, pics from the night below…

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The Kings & Queens of Comedy plus Lovers Rock @ The Hackney Empire, 12th April 2009

Felicity Ethnic, Donna Spence, Wayne Dibbi Rollins and Pingwing alongside top Lovers Rock singers Carroll Thompson, Kofi, Peter Hunningale and Michael Gordon from the Investigators. Hosted by Courtney Melody from Vibes FM.

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