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Live Reviews

Pharoahe Monch

Venue The Jazz Cafe
Date Aug 31st 2013
By Chris Mitchell | 01 August 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
Pharoahe Monch is an anomaly. He has has a quirky name, a slightly eccentric dress sense and an off-kilter vocal tone. Most importantly, his uniqueness derives from the fact that he continues to thrive in a music industry that really wanted to flush his like out a long time ago.… Continue>

A Tribe Called Quest

Venue Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date 14th July 2013
By Andrew Kay | 18 July 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
I suppose you can call A Tribe Called Quest hip-hop royalty. Apart from a select few, not many rap artists have imprinted themselves in the consciousness of a generation of hip-hop fans, most of who are now into their 40s.  With at least three classic albums under their belt, timelessly… Continue>

Soul City, Ibiza

By Mark Devlin | 15 July 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
Soul City is firing on all cylinders for Summer 2013 - all the more impressive considering the assorted competition that has come and gone (though mainly gone) in recent times, and the fact that San Antonio's liveliest urban music bar has now been packing in the punters for close on… Continue>

Anthony Hamilton

Venue The IndigO2
Date 11 July 2013
By Joanna Chaundy | 12 July 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
A very mixed crowd sifted their way into the IndigO2 whilst extremely average UK support acts sauntered on stage one by one to a moderately interested audience, waiting patiently for the Charlotte NC, native to enter the stage. Continue>

Ultramagnetic MCs

Venue Clapham Grand, London
Date 5th July 2013
By Andrew Kay | 06 July 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
Bronx crew Ultramagnetic MCs hold a special place in the hearts of many an old school rap fan, especially in the U.K, where their legendary shows at venues like Dingwalls and The Fridge in the late 1980s and early ‘90s drew a crowd who wanted that undiluted, uncut, raw, dope… Continue>

Southport Weekender 49

Venue Butlins, Minehead
Date 10th-12th May 2013
By Mark Devlin, with Martin Rafferty | 13 May 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
The Southport Weekender took its trademark M.O. of merging the old with the new to even greater levels for this, its 49th outing, and its third at the collossally-sized Butlins venue in Minehead. A host of new rooms and indoor domes ensured even more music flowed in addition to the… Continue>

Big Daddy Kane

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 24 April 2013
By Ryan Proctor | 29 April 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
As one of my top five emcees of all-time, any opportunity to see Juice Crew legend Big Daddy Kane rip the stage is definitely something not to be missed. Having witnessed the Prince Of Darkness live on numerous occassions over the years, it's safe to say the Brooklyn-bred emcee easily… Continue>


Venue Duke of York Theatre
Date 15 April
By DJ Taylor | 16 April 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
You couldn't imagine a better venue to showcase Dexys astonishing comeback album than the Duke of York's Theatre. One Day I'll Soar (the band's first album for 27 years) was released last year to universal acclaim from diehard Dexys' fans and hardnosed music critics in equal measure. It's a lovingly-produced,… Continue>

Syleena Johnson

Venue The Jazz Cafe
Date March 30th 2013
By Joanna Chaundy | 02 April 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
The Jazz Cafe was the perfect venue for one of the most underrated soul singers of our time, Syleena Johnson to perform in again Continue>

DEATH OF A MAD BAND: Jodeci, Blackstreet, Dru Hill, SWV, Changing Faces, Damage

Venue Wembley Arena
Date March 23rd 2013
By Sheepish Sharon | 25 March 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
It looks so good on paper; SWV, Dru Hill, Blackstreet, Jodeci..... But in reality, the 90's are over and it is best to keep your memories and leave it in the past. However, let me start from the beginning.... Continue>
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