It's a youtuberific day. I think she really nails it with this one.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
• 5-15 Old Ford Road. Further info about forthcoming events.
£28.80, security check, lorazepam, sachet whiskey, Organic baguette, East End Chronicles, cold room, coughing coughing, 12th century tower, cow, coffee, cumin cheese, Carmen, NYC Met, Asshole/Presidente, flowers, bulbs, seeds, analogue, silk Rodier gear, gold? chain, Bergerac, croissant, l'asperges, walking, horse, IHT, cuntry Skypers, B&H Platinum, OCB papers, log pon fire, EOS Rebel, fam, duck fat, duck soup, duck pate, duck foie, gras, gras, gras, brie, £1 beaujolais, le merla, Jeffrey, warm bed, three-hour nap, lemsip, Monocle, fed-ex, jimbro, sailor's pants, churrrps, deux chevaux, vineyard, run slow.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Oooh it’s a bit of a hip hoppy week here at le cool huh? Nothing to do with me, I swear…. I think you should get down to 100 Club tonight and check out this guy Hasan Salaam. Fresh off the tour bus with beef and broccoli-loving Immortal Technique and Redman (Redman? What the h3ll has that guy been sayin’?), Salaam delivers that consciousness rap. He’s got a purpose, flow and what seems like a nice heart. He works with kids! He’s from Jersey! He runs food and clothing drives! He will be rolling in alongside the EoW camp, who are making a rare appearance in central London (I swear you normally have to put in mileage to get to these foolz). Also on the bill is the jazzorific Speakers Corner Quartet who will no doubt throw down with their rappy-jazz fusion. After the show, my man Snuff will pull them up for a nice club session that will go long into the early hours. It all sounds pretty good to me. / Chloe McCloskey
Not being funny yeah? But I’m not supposed to go out this weekend. I’m going to France next week to eat a lot and drink even more with no laptops or BlackBerrys and especially no clubs with heavy, pulsating, seductive bass…. Gaahhhh, but once again, the masterminds behind Thugs & Hugs have lined up some simply un-missable acts that will undoubtedly break the commitment to staying indoors. And honestly, after last month’s utter smashfest with an incredible set from Lazer Sword it’s pretty much inevitable that you’ll find my sweaty a$$ shaking it on the Legion’s dancefloor tonight. Actually, come to think of it, what better way to get in la mood, than with the slinking beats of French low-club ambassador, Fulgeance and TurboCrunk youngster, Hovatron from Montreal? Tabernacle! Get down there. COMPS!! The best definition of ‘low-club’ gets the prize. Email yours to me. / Chloe McCloskey
It’s that time again folks, when the Secret Wars comes to a close, laying a crown on this series’ champ. It has been eventful with loads of talent stepping up and being washed away at the cheer of the crowd. You know the script: two artists, 90 minutes on the clock, white wall and black ink. The final comes after young contender Reeps1 blew his competition, Jeba straight off the scale. Tonight’s duel sees the beatboxer cum drawer-boy go tete-a-tete with the mighty Hicks for the £1000 title and a trip to Portugal to represent the UK in a cross-Europe battle. Drinks are cheap (bar is cash-only, so go to the bank), music will be good and there will be loads of hotties, I mean great art to stare at…. / Chloe McCloskey
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Tonight’s End of the Weak World Final is a far cry from the myspace-charged teenage pillow fight that is the Jump Off. No, there won’t be a showcase of bootylicious fashion models or yo’ mama joke competitions. EoW, which started as a platform for New York rappers to air their goods in 2000, will bring the hardest, the realest and the hungriest of emcees for this battle – a climax of a number of events being held in London over the past week. Reigning champ Stig of the Dump will post up at Jamm tonight where competitors gathering from the US, UK, France and Germany will throw down to get their hands on the revered title. The party, organised by South London rap renegades Speakers Corner, features a squillion different rappers in various cyphers, DJs galore, the Throwdown b-boys, VJs and of course, some very special (unannounced) guests. / Chloe McCloskey
Bandstand busking finally posted this one. So nice. Bumped into Speech on Friday in a bathroom in Brixton. Her and manager snuck out before the Ghanian (sp?) went off on one about how Jamaicans are the rudest people on earth. Probably not a good look in that part of town.