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This week’s hottest ticket
Okay, so we gave their new album ‘Drones’ a one-star review, but Muse’s epic live shows are rarely disappointing. They’re back in London next spring for some big live shows performed in the round, and you can count on something spectacular (robots? fireworks? holograms?) to accompany their mega prog riffs.Read more
Gigs just announced
This late night happening at the library marks the birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997), a pioneer of the funk, jazz and rhythmic sounds of Afrobeat that came to prominence in Nigeria during the 1970s. Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra headline the evening with special guests also in attendance.Read more
A new festival for east London, Community brings rising talent to 11 venues across Shoreditch and Hoxton for three days this autumn. Acts to catch include Jamie T-esque strummer Rat Boy, rising quirk-pop star Petite Meller, punk trio Skinny Girl Diet and surfy pop-rockers Sunset Sons. Gigs are ticketed individually and there’s also a series of fringe talks and workshops in unusual local venues.Read more
Enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica is hot property, even though after seven years we’re still waiting for his much-delayed debut album. In the meantime here’s a live show for this highly skilled MC to showcase material including Just Blaze-produced tracks (such as ‘Exhibit A’ and ‘Exhibit C’) that showcase his smooth vocal flow and blend of classic and contemporary hip hop styles.Read more