Brixton is my barometer

Music editor Dave Randall on a musical autobiography that begins with a tribute to Brixton and is a good read from there to the...

Legacy & Hope – a concert by the Pegasus Opera Company

Celebrate Black History Month with “Legacy & Hope” a concert by The Pegasus Opera Company. This free performance can be viewed at 7.30pm on Sunday...

On your bike to aid our musicians and save our scene

Medya Gungor on reaction to the latest announcement about funding for music venues and a UK-wide campaign to support musicians After government minister Gillian Keegan...

Playing from the heart

Simone Richardson heard saxophonist Tashomi Balfour playing outside Brixton Tube. She asked him about himself and his music Hearing live music is a definite uplift...

Safety first, then we must curb tech giants

Dave Randall on the latest threat to music venues locally and nationally Brixton venues will be concerned by new Covid-19 “circuit breaker” policies, which include...

KT Tunstall to play Windmill Brixton fundraiser

KT Tunstall is to play Brixton’s Windmill venue as part of the Passport: Back To Our Roots campaign, which raises money through a draw for tickets...

Pop Brixton gets £24K grant from music venues rescue fund

Pop Brixton and the Windmill, Brixton, are among the first 135 venues to receive emergency funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. All applied for...

Brixton artists keep the music coming

Music editor Dave Randall says two new productions confirm continuing local creativity It seems fitting that in the same month Brixton hip-hop pioneer Ty...

Even my children loved it!

Free live classical music combined with great soulful singing and hip-hop, all conducted by Matthew O’Keeffe, artistic director of the Brixton Chamber Orchestra. Simone Richardson listened...

Brixton venues have a space for you

Medya Gungor scans Brixton’s socially distanced scene The summer of 2020 may not have been the one we anticipated in terms of live music and...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra tours housing estates

The Brixton Chamber Orchestra kicks off a free open-air socially distanced tour of seven Lambeth housing estates today (13 August). The orchestra plays music...

Young, Gifted and Black – 50 years on and still inspiring

It’s 50 years since Young, Gifted and Black peaked in the UK pop charts. Now Trojan Records is seeking content for a new website...

BLM inspires another Youthsayers tune

https://youtu.be/yahcz2rpj6A Following the release of their excellent version of Sam Cooke’s civil-rights movement classic A Change Is Gonna Come, South London youth music education project Youthsayers...

Windmill Brixton hosts thrash live-stream

Chicago band Oozing Wound are live-streaming a full show from the The Windmill, Brixton, on Saturday 18 July from 11am to 11pm British summer...

Our music must be back as soon as it is safe

Music editor Dave Randall on lockdown's effect on local music This weekend we should have been kicking back with a pint of Chucklehead cider listening...

Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation of opera singers from BAME backgrounds. It will...

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‘Typical’ – live streamed from Soho Theatre

Typical is about an evening that white people will never experience. It is a sharp and angry exploration of life for a black man...