The Local Christmas Party @ The Big Chill House, 4 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 0:48 | Category : Live reviews
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It’s a Friday night in Kings Cross. Downstairs, weekend revellers are getting busy to some quality dance beats, but we’re upstairs in the appropriately named ‘Snug’, complete with Christmas tree, having a singalong. “Jesus, won’t you come my way” sings the bearded guy on stage, and the small, select audience joins in at his invitation. [...]

David Thomas Broughton @ The ICA, 24 September 2009

Tuesday, 6 October 2009, 14:11 | Category : Live reviews
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David Thomas Broughton may be too leftfield to ever have mainstream success, but it’s clear  that his star in in the ascendancy, in its own peculiar way. Tonight sees him playing to a packed ICA, easily the biggest London venue that he’s headlined under his own name. But don’t expect any concessions to populism to [...]

She Keeps Bees @ The Britannia, 1 July 2009

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 16:20 | Category : Live music, Live reviews
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The Britannia is becoming one of the best places for free live music in London. In addition to it being a good bar, having a critically acclaimed menu, and one of London’s best beer gardens (that’s a proper beer garden, rather than a beer patio like most london pubs) backing onto Victoria Park, there’s been [...]

David Thomas Broughton / Doveman / Samamidon @ Bush Hall, 30 January 2009

Friday, 13 February 2009, 12:52 | Category : Live reviews
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This review is now two weeks late, but it’s still written in the present tense…
It was in the queue to get into Bush Hall tonight that I spotted my review on the wall. The Bush Hall people have put up a bunch of framed pictures and reviews of gigs there by famous artists - [...]