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PREVIEW: Shabaka Hutchings and Sons of Kemet + David Austin Grey’s Greyish Quartet @ Hare & Hounds, June 6th

Shabaka Hutchings & Sons of Kemet Headed by Shabaka Hutchings, a ‘musically adventurous instrumentalist’ and classical clarinetist major, Sons of Kemet are a new Jazz ensemble; also comprising of Seb Roachford and Tom Skinner – on drums, and Oren Marshall – on tuba. Referring to the spiritual belief system, Kemetism; founded in Ancient Egyptian culture […]

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REVIEW: Keane @ O2 Academy, May 25th

Words & supporting pic by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Asking what the general consensus was regarding the Mercury prize-winning act, Keane, I met with opinions ranging from indifference to utter disdain. The latter from those who commonly referred to them as “posh twats”, or some other uncomplimentary reference to their background (Keane hail from Battle, East […]

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REVIEW: Jimmy Cliff @ Birmingham Ballroom, May 20th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Arriving at the Birmingham Ballroom, I expect a long queue. Surely people will be lining up as far as Scruffy’s; awaiting the performance of the reggae veteran, Jimmy Cliff. Yet to my surprise this was not the case. Although seeing the price of the on-the-door tickets (£32), I wondered if […]

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PREVIEW: Keane @ O2 Academy, May 25th

Just shy of four years since their last studio album, Keane are back on tour; coming to the O2 Academy on May 25th. Promoting their latest release – ‘Strangeland’, a 12 track album and “3D return” to the piano led rock of their earlier material, Keane play 10 dates across the UK; before embarking on […]

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