Brixton poet Ragz-CV releases first spoken word album

Brixton local Ryan J. Matthews-Robinson, better known as Ragz-CV, has released his first spoken word album Soul Lyrical that is on sale exclusively at...

Brixton collective release book and album on the strain of modern...

The Brixton DIY art music collective, Bones and the Aft, has a new book and album out. The official launch of Mickey will be on 7...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Helen McDonald shares her musical faves

…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...

The best of Brixton’s Spring music

Dave Randall celebrates the season with veterans, youngsters, local legends and visitors from North America Spring has sprung and nature is popping with new life....

School Ground Sounds young artists make and record music from scratch

Brixton based School Ground Sounds has produced an eight-track album working with ten young people who wrote, performed and created the music. The charity works...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Mover and shaker Cal Jader’s musical 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...

Stand out Brixton gigs

Men, mavericks and legends – Dave Randall on music industry issues and two stand-out Brixton gigs In March we celebrated International Women’s Day. Let’s take...

Happy anniversary Channel One

Dave Randall looks below the bassline at the Brixton roots of a legendary music culture In these divisive and fraught times let’s take a moment...

A place for jazz

  If you had searched, as I did, for “Brixton” in the 68-page programme for last month’s London Jazz Festival, you would have drawn a...

Brixton Hill recording studio Octagon refurbished.

Step into Octagon London recording studio at the bottom of Brixton Hill, and you seem a world away from the mayhem. Having been making...

Let’s look out for those who aren’t at the party

Behind many a seasonal hit can be sadness, says Dave Randall Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, it’s hard to escape its soundtrack. A poetic...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra fundraises for tenants’ hall music recitals

Brixton Chamber Orchestra (BCO) is fundraising to bring a series of music recitals to tenants’ halls across Lambeth over the holidays, with the orchestra...

Windrush jazz at Brixton’s Market House

Windrush jazz and ska Sunday events at Brixton’s Market House that began at the start of November are to continue as a permanent fixture...

Where better than Brixton to dance away winter blues

Late autumn is always a busy time in the live music calendar and November in Brixton looks particularly bountiful. Connoisseurs of quality hip hop should...

Gala weekend for Grove Adventure Playground

Grove Adventure Playground in Loughborough Junction opened its doors for a Gala Benefit last weekend (end October) and put on a night to remember for...

Alabama 3’s Larry Love on Brixton, Brexit and beer

Brixton is becoming a home for creative opposition to Brexit. Alabama 3's Larry Love is planning to write a theme tune for Clarkshaw Brewery’s Brexit-bashing...

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