Pub piano, rap and drag


Alisdair Grice picks the top gigs in Brixton for the coming weeks

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Warmduscher Presents: Magic Betty’s Pub Piano-a-Long

When: 16 December

Where: The Windmill

What: Post punk offcuts Warmduscher are presenting Magic Betty’s Pub Piano-a-Long to wither away those winter woes. Although we can’t guarantee what exactly will happen behind the Windmill’s closed doors on this fated night, we can guarantee it’ll be a memorable riot of laughs, with Warmduscher tracks given the elusive Magic Betty treatment.


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Little Simz

When: 16/17/18 December

Where: Brixton Academy

What: The Mercury Prize nominated, South London rapper Little Simz has risen the many ranks of stardom, from small shows in Islington in, to semantically small shows with US Radio giants, and now to headlining the lauded Brixton Academy. A journey to behold for a superstar in the making. Some dates are already sold out, so act quick!


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The Big Disco: New Years Eve

When: 31 December

Where: Brixton Jamm

What: Where else would you spend the biggest, loudest and most cathartic night of the year? No need to look back as you lament a sordid 2021. Jamm’s Big Disco will slide you neatly into 2022 without so much as a wrist stamp and a patchy memory to show for it. A Drag Queen countdown as we segue into a new year? Yes please. These guys are known to throw some of the biggest parties in Brixton – this is not one to be missed.