26 September 2013

Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge at Dingwalls - Sunday 24th November 2013

Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge return to Dingwalls on 24th November for their annual Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Something Sunday Afternoon jazz dance reunion. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Monday 30th September. The advice is to buy as soon as possible as tickets quickly sell out in advance.

For tickets and more details visit:

13 September 2013

MODern History SE1 - Saturday 14th September 2013

A fabulous sounding street festival called MODern History SE1 takes place in Lower Marsh in Waterloo this Saturday, 14th September from noon until 7 pm. It is billed as "a celebration of music, art, fashion and culture... by spinning the clock back 50 years, Lower Marsh will be taken right back to it's 60's heyday and the market's most successful era".

The event will feature:
  • Vintage scooter rally across London's bridges, from Tower to Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/events/561292677268866/
  • Vintage market featuring vintage clothes, scooter spares and a host of other themed stalls.
  • Vintage food - Pie 'n' Mash, toffee apples and old ice-cream vans.
  • Vintage shop fronts - Shops will be dressed as they were in the 60's with a reproduction of newspapers and magazines.
  • Live music stage on the piazza at the end of Lower Marsh mapping the influence of black music on British artists.
There will also be a number of well-known DJs playing a variety of genres from blues and ska through to reggae to indie. Venues and set times as follows:

Train to Skaville @ CARRIAGE, 34 Lower Marsh

Noon - Dave Edwards
1 pm - Smiler
2 pm - Chad
2:30 - Big Bob
3:30 - Dave Edwards
4 pm - Jerry Dammers
6 pm - Surprise guest

Blues x 6 @ WALRUS, 172 Westminster Bridge Road

Noon - Big Bob
1 pm - Nikki Shaw
2 pm - Rob Messer
3 pm - Smiler
4 pm - Dave Edwards
5 pm - Ryan B
6 pm - Guy Joseph

Kool Britannia @ HORSE, 124 Westminster Bridge Road

Noon - Miss Wicked
1 pm - Ian Punter
2 pm - Jerry Dammers
4 pm - Paul Tunkin
5 pm - Ian Punter
6:30 - Miss Wicked

04 September 2013

Mark Professor - Oystah Card - out now!

Mark Professor - DJ, MC and long-time friend of the London Dossier - has just released his debut 45rpm single to rave reviews. Produced by Wrongtom and released on the Rongorock record label, "Oystah Card" is Professor's cleverly-worded ode to London's public transportation system and its ubiquitous plastic Oyster travel card.

You can buy "Oystah Card" on 7 inch vinyl from all good record shops, including Rough Trade who seem to have the lowest price.

23 August 2013

The Portobello Film Festival - 28 August to 15 September

The Portobello Film Festival starts on Wednesday August 28th at the Louise T Blouin Gallery. The evening features the world premiere of Anarchist, Phil Strongman's Malcolm McLaren biopic.

The festival runs from 28 August to 15 September at various venues and all events are FREE.

28 Aug - 1 Sept: Louise T Blouin Institute, 3 Olaf Street, London W11 4BE
29 Aug - 15 Sept: Portobello Pop Up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road, W10 5TY
30 Aug - 15 Sep: Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ
3 Sept - 15 Sept: The Muse, 269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR
11 Sept - 13 Sept The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11 2AW

The full Portobello Film Festival programme is availble as a downloadable pdf here:

Notting Hill Carnival 2013 - The Gladdy Wax Sound System