Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hard Rock Calling: The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, James, Wolf Gang & Michael Kiwanuka, Hyde Park, 24 June 2011

Predictably, it started to rain in Hyde Park after six o’clock, which meant the long-awaited performances of Kaiser Chiefs and The Killers were wet through, but by no means ruined. Not even the rain refrained the two bands from delivering two memorable performances. You can always read something critical and sarcastic about The Killers. For […]

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Blackout: Anonymous artists play in pitch black, The Apiary, 16 June 2011

The strangeness started the day before, with an email containing various warnings and safety advice about this evening. Already, this isn’t going to be your average gig. The concept is an intriguing one: “Audiences are kept in the dark in all senses of the phrase. Live performances by exciting acts will take place in complete […]

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James Blake, KOKO, 14 June 2011

When Klavierwerke was released in September 2010 the critics were anticipating a successful debut album from James Blake, and he didn’t disappoint. James is shy, cute, elegant, humble and sophisticated – just like his music. His mix of dubstep, drum and bass and R&B is probably the most original thing to have come out of […]

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DJs at The Lexington, 10 June 2011

After the bands pack up and the entry price is reduced to nothing, a different side of The Lexington emerges. Downstairs it’s retro rock, played loud enough to dance to, but largely ignored by this sophisticated middle-class crowd of young professionals. At this point, their focus is getting drunk and having shouted conversations. The playlist […]

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