Author Archives: John S

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love outside work: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. And anything else that I happen to think is worth writing about!

Four concerts: Catherine McGrath, Soccer Mommy, Jack Grelle and Rews

The concerts stacked up again last week. Four in six days. All incredibly enjoyable, in their different ways. First it was Catherine McGrath at the Camden Assembly on Monday. A pub with an upstairs venue, not far from the Roundhouse. … Continue reading

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Sounds of London

A while back I put together a New York songs playlist. Well, if New York, then why not London too? Two of the great cities – very different and very similar. And one of the similarities is that they are … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 142 – A walk along the Thames from Battersea to Hammersmith

As we freeze in the UK in temperatures and snowy conditions we’re just not used to – Canadians or Scandinavians would scoff at our woes – it’s nice to look back to a walk I did a couple of weekends … Continue reading

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Alvvays at the Roundhouse, 23 February 2018

On Friday just gone, DC and I went to the Roundhouse to see Canadian indie band Alvvays. I first came across them at End of the Road last year. What stood out for me then, even when I was suffering … Continue reading

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James Blake at the Roundhouse, 5 February 2018

Last Monday, James Blake played the Roundhouse in the round. All seating, which was the difference to usual. After all, the Roundhouse is round! It was a concert I just couldn’t miss, so I paid a bit over the odds … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 141 – Heron Tower, City of london

I took these shots the Friday before last. I was on London Wall, near the place I’m getting some physio for my back at the moment. The sun was shining through the clouds, and the side of the tower positively … Continue reading

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Four concerts: Francis Dunnery, This is the Kit, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker and Honeyblood

I had a great little run of concerts recently. Got the New Year going. All small-to-medium in scale and based in West London, and including Honeyblood. The best band. The fun started on Sunday 21 January at Bush Hall in … Continue reading

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