The huge domed chamber of London’s Roundhouse rocked to the Soukadelic sounds of Staff Benda Bilili and melted at the charms of Fatoumata DiawaraRead more "Staff Benda Bilili and Fatoumata Diawara – Roundhouse (Live Review)"
Everyone’s favourite global punk protest singer Manu Chao plus interviews with Gilles Peterson, Oumou Sangar?©, Gilberto Gil, Ojos de Brujo, Baaba Maal, Tony Allen, Jane Ginsberg and moreRead more "Manu Chao Podcast – Born Fighting"
Like Manu Chao, who they recently supported, Peyoti for President is a political act expressed through globe hopping musical adventures. Named after a drug-induced dream for a better society, Peyoti for President is the brainchild of Pietro DimascioRead more "Peyoti for President – The Manifesto"
Out East, the Vortex swirls jazz goodness around but west London has its own pockets of perfect jazz. Our favourite is Hammersmith’s Basement Jazz Sessions. We caught up with accidental jazz entrepreneur Joel Reeves on the eve of Elan Mehler Quartet’s visitRead more "Basement Jazz Sessions – Out of the Lightness, into the Dark"
On stage he’s a wild torrent of punk energy channelled into an eclectic musical output. In person, he locks eyes with you and declares in his accented English, “you are my brother.” Rachid Taha is a self-confessed hippy punk rocker with a big heartRead more "Rachid Taha – Street Fighting Man"
Dubbed ‘that rarest of jazz beasts: a genuine star’ by The Independent on Sunday, award-winning British jazz musician Dennis Rollins is currently touring to promote his third album, Big Night Out!, his funkiest yet and we have three signed copies to give away!Read more "Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co – Big CD Giveaway"
CrazyBread are one of the best bands on the London scene you have never heard of. Funky, soulful, witty and sexy to boot, it’s probably fair to say that their sound is just now gelling together from the impossibly diverse elements making it upRead more "CrazyBread – Global Warming on the Rise"