Black Londoners and blue plaques

Bob Marley’s blue plaque prompts Dave Randall to suggest two more from the many that we should see in Brixton Bob Marley’s brief spell in...

Brixton’s Pure Vinyl jam night hosts EP launch

The usual, and always packed, Pure Vinyl Monday night jam tonight (7 October) has an added attraction. The Blue Lab Beats duo of Namali Kwaten...

Ras Manasseh reggae artist visits Bugle

Today (4 October) Ras Manasseh reggae artist from Portland Jamaica visited the Brixton Bugle office. Ras Manasseh is in London for a month to promote...

Celebration not toleration

Dave Randall meets Eliane Correa, a committed and uncompromising musician who uses music to talk about the state of the world The pianist, composer and...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Ese Okorodudu shares Brixton memories

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...

Reggae history and British pioneers Black Slate

After last week's live performance at Hootananny and as Black History Month gets under way, Anthony Brightly, co-founder and keyboardist of British reggae pioneers Black Slate, talked...

Brockwell Park event to confirm local area as youth music hotspot

On 15 September Junior Open Mic performers from all over South London will gather to perform at JOM Micro Music Festival II in Brockwell...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Keahnne Carlita Whitby shares favourite gigs

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...

A community must have music

With carnival now behind us and holidays coming to an end, students, parents and teachers will be gearing up to go back to school. So...

Brixton Oxjam is back – great music, cool cause

Oxjam Brixton, a one-day festival is back on Sunday 13 October. The aim of the festival is to create a platform for up and...

Young Brixton musicians join Outernational Orchestra

Members of the Brixton-based Youthsayers band are to join with fellow young musicians from the Königin-Luise-Schule in Cologne, Germany, to create an Outernational Orchestra...

Thursday is Effra jazz night

Simone Richardson meets the musicians who play every Thursday at the Effra’s legendary jazz night The line-up may have varied over the past 20 years...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Cyndi Handson shares some fave music

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...

Making history …

Not only Stormzy, but also gender parity – Dave Randall looks back at Glastonbury and forward to the Lambeth Country Show Most reviews of the...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: DJ Laura Mills shares some beautiful memories

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...

Sad times for music lovers but plenty to celebrate

The way to pay tribute to that which is past is to celebrate and support what we still have, says Dave Randall, bidding farewell...

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Ladylikes – They’re dissecting modern anxieties in Brixton

Female comedy duo, Ladylikes, launch their comedy night Sketchy Ladies at the Ritzy, Brixton in January. Phoebe Batteson-Brown and Miztli Rose, met in 2017...

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