Tag Archives: Mona Tabbara

The London International Ska Festival, Clapham Grand Theatre, 23 April 2011

In a room full of Doc Martens, tartan-lined Harrington jackets, pork-pie hats, braces and buttoned up Fred Perrys one would be forgiven for thinking they had done a Doctor Who and ended up in 1979 Coventry at the heart of the English 2 Tone ska revival. In fact, it was Saturday night at Clapham Grand […]

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The London International Ska Festival, Clapham Grand Theatre, 21-24 April 2011

This Easter weekend marks the return of The London International Ska Festival – the first since 1988, when Two Tone was still ringing in the nation’s ears. Now re-launching the event with a new generation of ska-inspired acts, festival organiser Sean Flowerdew is hoping this year will mark the Dawning of a New Era. “We […]

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Record Store Day: Rough Trade vs. 93 Feet East, 93 Ft East, 16 April 2011

Rough Trade took the Record Store Day celebrations into the night with a free party at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, featuring two rooms of live music and DJs. The live music was miscellaneous, to say the least. Rowdy Superstar lit up the stage like a disco ball in an outfit resembling a silver Power […]

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Record Store Day: Pete & The Pirates, Strange Fruit & Marcus Foster, Rough Trade West, 16 April 2011

It is noon on a vibrant Spring Saturday in Portobello Market. Outside Rough Trade West a queue to buy a selection of special CD and vinyl releases marking Record Store Day is spilling into the streets. On the pavement a modestly dressed chap with his guitar and a bottle of Ribena begins an emotionally dense […]

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Stranger Than Paradise: Rasp Thorne & The Briars, DJ Sacha Dieu, The Gadjo Club & Rattlin Bone, Hootananny, 9 April 2011

Voted best pub for live music in the 2010 Great British Pub Awards, Hootananny Brixton knows how to put on a show.  The setting oozes both haunted country house and familiar grungy Brixton venue.  There is therefore no better location for Saturday’s Stranger Than Paradise, a night dedicated to gypsy-inspired musical mayhem. An eclectic crowd […]

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