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Live Reviews

Evidence

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 2nd July 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 09 July 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Attempting to carve out a sucessful solo career after years of beingpart of a well-respected and highly-revered group can be a hugechallenge for any artist, but after watching West Coast producer-on-the-mic Evidence effortlessly rock the stage of Camden Town's Jazz Cafe, it's safe to say the Dilated Peoples member has… Continue>

Macy Gray

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 28th June 2012
By Anthony Keiler | 30 June 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Not many artists have the audacity to mix musical greats like Stevie Wonder, Metallica and Rod Stewart, but the towering Macy Gray treated the crowd at the Jazz Café to an eclectic mix. She introduced herself and asked the audience to do the same. Her microphone towered over the crowd… Continue>

Sean Paul

Venue The Indig02
Date 26 July 2012
By Anthony Keiler | 28 June 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
The Indig02 was a fitting venue to mark the return of Dutty Paul himself. It is hard to believe that a decade has passed since he rose to global fame with the album, Dutty Rock. Three albums later and collaborations with the likes of Beyonce, Busta Rhymes and Keri Hilson,… Continue>

EPMD

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 7 June 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 14 June 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
After the Hit Squad reunion show in NYC earlier this year, I for onewas hoping that particular line-up of EPMD, K-Solo, Redman and Das EFXmight have seen fit to bless their European fans with their combinedgolden-era glory. Unfortunately, however, that was not to be, with onlythe Green-Eyed Bandit and the… Continue>

Masta Ace

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 28th May 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 05 June 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Former Juice Crew member and golden-era icon Masta Ace has spent the best part of the last twenty-five years building a well-deserved reputation as one of the most intelligent and well-rounded emcees in the game. From battle rhymes to story-telling to social commentary, the Brooklyn lyricist has proven himself in… Continue>

Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie, coming to London

By Andrew Kay | 31 May 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
22nd June at London's HMV Forum sees the return of two of rap's real legends - Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. Theirs were careers forged and grown through the mid to late 1980s via the Cold Chillin' label, Warner Bros first attempt at a rap label - too black,… Continue>

Jay-Z & Kanye West: Watch The Throne Tour

Venue 02 Arena, London
Date 22nd May 2012
By Andrew Kay | 23 May 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
No matter what an artist may say, they all want the adulation, money and sheer atmosphere that comes from a sell-out show of 20,000- an arena sized concert. Jay-Z and Kanye West managed to sell-out t London's O2 arena, not once, but five times in a row! Tonight was the… Continue>

Keith Sweat

Venue The Indig02
Date 19 May 2012
By Anthony Keiler | 23 May 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
I remember when I was younger, my brother told me about the times he would see Luther Vandross live in concert. He mentioned that men lost their girlfriends, wives and lovers for the duration of the set and at least for 24 hours afterwards. I never understood what he meant,… Continue>

Estelle

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 15th May 2012
By Thuto Mali | 20 May 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
There is a certain significance and even pressure for any artist when playing to a home crowd. By Estelle's own admission Tuesday's sold out Jazz Café crowd was made up of three distinct types. Those who had supported her since 'The 18th Day', those who were just discovering her and… Continue>

Southport Weekender 48

Venue Butlins, Minehead
Date 11th-13th May 2012
By Mark Devlin | 14 May 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Blessings of more than just the musical variety descended on Butlins in Minehead last weekend. After weeks of rain, the sun broke through, Live Aid-style, just in time for Southport Weekender's annual shindig. It made the feel-good vibes from every shade of black dance music sound just that little bit… Continue>
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