Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lovebox, Victoria Park, 15-16 July 2011

Lovebox is the East End’s premier festival and in its ninth year, it hosted an eclectic mix of dance, hiphop and indie. On Friday, headliners The Wombats and Metronomy took to the Gaymers stage but Baltimore bass king, Spank Rock, stole the show at the NYC Downlow stage, performing tracks from his forthcoming Boys Noize-produced […]

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Castiel, Supercasino, The August September & [ME], Barfly, 14 July 2011

Australian band [ME] are the openers tonight. It’s their first performance in the UK and now the band is recording its debut album here. So there are four lads onstage – ties, tight trousers and the high heel shoes (apart from the bass player, who performs barefoot). Their sound is astonishing neo-rock: droning bass, melancholic […]

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1234: New kids on the scene, Shoreditch Park, 9 July 2011

SLE’s round-up of the newer bands at 1234 At 1pm Shoreditch Park is mostly populated by press and photographers (the least enthusiastic section of the live music audience). But over in the tiny Rough Trade Shops & Beat Magazine tent the sound of Rayographs is gradually attracting a crowd. Their melodic, yet occasionally grungy and […]

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1234, Shoreditch Park, 9 July 2011

Everyone knows you’re not truly cool unless you never leave East London, ever. Not even for a music festival. So thankfully for the cool, Shoreditch Park played host to the 1234 Festival last Saturday attracting hundreds of hipsters, a couple of freaks and plenty of those annoying people who wear ‘funny’ t-shirts and presumably work […]

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iTunes Festival: Beady Eye, Roundhouse, 5 July 2011

iTunes Festival has an amazing lineup this year, with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Friendly Fires. On the lower end of the bill, however, is Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis rock band with remaining members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock. With one album under their belt, they took to the […]

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Shake It!, Loft Studios, 2 July 2011

Shake it is the latest night from electronic geniuses Magda, Layo and Bushwacka. Loft Studios is an amazing venue and has an outdoor courtyard and a cool indoor loft space, which overlooks Kensal Green cemetery. The music is pumping dirty beats in the main room and carried on into the adjacent darker loft space, which […]

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Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Beirut, The Vaccines & Owen Pallett, Hyde Park, 30 June 2011

There’s a constant sense of magic surrounding Arcade Fire, as if they came from another world. A better one, where each member is capable of playing any possible instrument, where epic and dramatic songs make your blood speed through your veins and pure talent overcomes glossy appearance. A band whose musical quality is beyond comparison, […]

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