Category Archives: Music – concerts, lists, reflections

Music and colour at the Tate Modern

There has been a great exhibition at the Tate Modern, which is just coming to an end. “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.” A fascinating account of, mainly, art in the 60s and 70s by … Continue reading

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Honeyblood, White Lies, Superfood at the Goose Island LDN Block Party, Shoreditch, 24 September 2017

A few weeks ago, I saw on Honeyblood’s Facebook page that they were playing a beer festival in Shoreditch. A place called Red Market, on Old Street.  I was intrigued. My favourite band right now, performing in Hipsterville.  And a … Continue reading

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A Latitude/End of the Road selection 2017

I’ve put together a playlist of songs from bands at Latitude and End of the Road who I enjoyed seeing this year. If you have Spotify, give it a whirl.          

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End of the Road festival 2017

And so, as summer ends, it’s time for End of the Road. Jon and I went for the first time last year, and enjoyed it so much we had to do it again this year. Last year, some of my … Continue reading

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RIP Walter Becker of Steely Dan

We got the news today that Walter Becker, one of the two main men – with Donald Fagen – behind Steely Dan, had died. The band were due to tour the UK this autumn. I read that Fagen said that … Continue reading

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King Nun, Venture Lows and Kid Wave at the Finsbury, North London, 24 August 2017

I went up to the Finsbury pub in North London on Thursday to see a band called King Nun, with my friend Jon G and his son Louis. They’d seen King Nun at Latitude and really liked them. I was … Continue reading

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“Chasing Trane” – the life and music of John Coltrane

Last week I went to the ICA Cinema to see John Scheinfeld’s “Chasing Trane”, a new documentary about the great jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. For me, the greatest of the sax players, the man who took the instrument to the … Continue reading

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