Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Tonight || Wednesday events!!! || Akilah Live

When: Wednesday 30th June 2010
Where: The Flea Pit, 49
Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

Doors - 7pm
Show time – 8pm
Tickets: At door £5 all night

Details as follows:

Akilah Live is back this month with another night full of cross arts brought to you by some of London’s up and coming talent.

Gracing the stage this month



Josephine Lacey
Her first stand-up gig was on the 28th of October ’08 at a comedy showcase in Camden. After performing at the showcase I was given the opportunity to perform on the main stage of The Hackney Empire for the 10th anniversary of ‘The Comedy School.’ She has performed alongside established comedians such as Felix Dexter, Phil Jupitus, Nina Conti, Arthur Smith, Josie Lawrence, Shazia Mirza and Quincy. She now performs regularly on the comedy circuit. 


LyricistSistah Saffron Mykels

Twenty one year old LyricistSistah Saffron Mykels - better known as Saffy - was born an raised in South East London. With her brutally honest lyrics and cool, calm and collected delivery, touching on subjects that many would wince at discussing, Saffy expresses herself through poetry and songwriting and singing. 

Performance poet, G.R.E.E.D.S (Generating Rhymes to Engage the EnlighteneD Soul) has been performing in the circuit (underground/open mic) for three years, writing from roughly 11 (now 25.) His aim is to bring some awareness of Spoken word on a much broader scale. His style combines music with poetry. Last year he ventured in completing his own album followed by a launch. Coming into this year he is still fully believes in branching out a lot more and being one of many to fly the flag of the Art form.

Jay Bernard
Author of Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (2007), which was the poetry book society's pamphlet choice for summer 2008. She was recently poet in residence on allotments in London and Oxford, and at the Benenden School in Kent. She has read her work on radio shows such as The Verb, The Green Room and the Today Show; and appeared at venues from Trafalgar Square and Shakespeare's Globe, at festivals such as Vienna Lit in Austria and Latitude. 


Hannah Heart Shape 
A blend of bluesy tones over sparse acoustic licks, with a poetry to her songs she is hackneys answer to billie holiday

Sam Sally 
Her sweet mystery mix of electronica & dreamy vocal soundscapes will take you into a world unknown where cats wear hats & trees sing.

Becca Anne David 
Brighton based singer/song writer.

Mitchell Bruce
Currently setting the scene a blaze Mitchell brigns a subtle blend of rnb soul and rock to the stage that will leave your ears in acoustic bliss.

'Mein Wort ist schwarz geworden' 
It is the result of research concerning 'Bodily States in Shapelessness'.

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TONIGHT || Wednesday events!!! || Just Jam and The lift Off

When: Wednesday 30th June
Where:  Alibi, Dalston or Watch it streamed LIVE on
MUSIC: Toddla T, Jammer, DJ Q, Redlight, lady chann etc


When: Wednesday 30th June
Where: Camden – Bar Vinyl
MUSIC: Don Strapzy

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Clash Of The Week: Soul Jam | Poejazzi | Rum Punch | Janelle Monae

When: Thursday 1st July 2010
Where: The Ritzy
Clash: Janelle Monae // Poejazzi // Rum Punch

Details as follows:

Start:7pm // Finish:12 Midnight

The Illersapiens Soul Jam is a residency Upstairs @ The Ritzy for 7 piece live Hip Hop collective The Illersapiens, giving an outlet for them to perform their latest freshest material and build a community of people who enjoy live soulful music. Every month special guest performers and DJs are also invited down, previous months have seen Deanna Roger, Pheonix Da Icefire, Skandal, Fliptrix, DJ Yo Creo!, DJ X-kutz and resident DJ Mileage (We Are Dubist) take to the stage. 

The Soul Jam has now been bringing the soulful sounds of South London for 2 years!!!! To mark this momentous occasion we have a wonderful line-up gracing the Ritzy stage once more for our 2nd birthday party on Thurs 1st July.. 

The Illersapiens

A member of the experimental band project Stateless, and former writer for taste-making music magazine Straight No Chaser, Kidkanevil gets the thumbs-up from everybody from DJ Shadow to BBE and Breakin Bread to URB magazine for his intricate yet punchy production style.

 They are a six piece collective formed of five tough brass instrumentalists (Ben Kelly - Sousaphone, Ahmad Dayes - Trombone, 'Slick' Nick Walters - Trumpet, Wayne Francis - Tenor Saxophone, Edward Cawthorne - Soprano & Tenor Saxophones) and an explosive drummer (Yusef Dayes) who together have started defining their sound and forging their name as a historically significant band, pushing limitations set by the ears of corporate fat cats like Sony BMG and Universal and reaching an overwhelming majority, young and old, from all different backgrounds

To celebrate we will also be giving away a limited number of CDs featuring exclusive Soul Jam recordings, having captured the essence of the best moments of spontaneity over the past year, you need to get your hands on one.

Price: Free

Location: Upstairs at The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Brixton SW2 1JG


Monday, 28 June 2010

Akala performing @ Mic Check 101

When:  Tuesday, June 29
Where: Ruby Lo

Details as follows:

Hosted by Shadia Mansour
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MICCHECK101 is a brand new Hip Hop night based in the heart of the West End, London. The main aim of the night is to kick start, promote and raise awareness of Arabic Hip Hop Culture in the UK.

The night will be hosted by Palestinian Hiphop artist, Shadia Mansour, with live performances from LOWKEY, AKALA, BLACK THE RIPPER, LOGIC and IRON BRAYDZ. DJ’s on the night will be THE LAST SKEPTIK,STEAZ and JDA KUT.

Entry Fee: £7 on the door or £5 if you RSVP on facebook or email:

The night will also be filmed and broadcast at a later date.

Note: ALL! proceeds will be going to Grassroot Organisation 'Existence is Resistance' in support of their NON PROFIT hiphop tour in Palestine.

Start: 8pm // Finish 2am


Alicia Keys || Adore Prince Tribute || BET Awards 2010

Oh I was scared watching Ms 'Preggers' Alicia Keys mounting that baby grand piano. Please watch Princes reaction even he was like whoa 'YOU GO HEAD,but don't hurt yourself'. Beautiful song and I feel it was beautifully done.


Kanye West || Power || BET AWARDS 2010

Kanye West made a come back to the stage at the BET Awards 2010. He performed 'Power' on top of a mountain top! not a real one obviously. Anyway am I the only thinking that music has been missing that Kanye power? Yes that 'kanye shrug' moment was completely unnecessary but we all loose our heads or our complete minds some days right? Ha ha but seriously I hope Kanye has got his ish together so he come back stronger.


Chris Brown || Michael Jackson Tribute || BET Awards 2010

Wow this was one emotional tribute, it must be hard for performers to sing a song that one has so much emotion and is written by someone so great. Michael Jackson is a true legend and I know that His music changed how we view music period.


Friday, 25 June 2010

Fashion Event || Maison Martin Margiela '20’ The Exhibition

When: Now until September 5th 2010
Where: Somerset House

Details as follows:

Somerset House is proud to host Maison Martin Margiela ‘20’ The Exhibition, a major exhibition celebrating 20 years of one of contemporary fashion’s most influential and enigmatic designers. This ambitious, multi-layered exhibition captures Margiela’s unique aesthetic and vision, incorporating garments, installations, photography and film. This exhibition was initiated by the Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp and Maison Martin Margiela.

Young as its history is, no other fashion house has had quite the same impact on our understanding of fashion and its relationship to history, craft, commerce and innovation. 20 years on, Maison Martin Margiela’s radical questioning and rethinking of what fashion is, how we clothe the body and ideals of human beauty, is still as groundbreaking as ever.

Start: Daily 10.00-18.00, until 20.00 Thursdays
Embankment Galleries, South WingTickets £6, conc £5, under 12s 


Monday, 21 June 2010

TONIGHT || N.E.R.D at the forum

When: 21st Jun2 2010
Where: Forum ( 9-17 Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1JY)
Clash: IluvLive

Details as follows:

The N.E.R.D guys are back with a gig tonight at the forum. I expect that tickets are sold out, but try your luck on cancellation tickets to hear the crew perform tracks from their fourth LP 'Nothing'. Which includes the new track 'Hot n Fun' ft Nelly Furtado.

 Start: 7pm // Finish Late


TONIGHT || ILuvLive 21/06/2010

When: 21st June 2010
Where: Queen of Hoxton
Clash: N.E.R.D Concert

Details as follows:
Ras Kwame HOSTS
N-SWAY DJs for £5 guest list

**REMEMBER*** HAPPY HOUR IS 7.30-8.30pm 2 for 1 Cocktails & Beers... Food is served too from 7.30pm... MEALS for a £fiver! Burgers, Kebabs, Wraps and Chips...


Brotherman, a young musician whose up-bringing was split between the Caribbean and London's borough of Hackney, draws inspiration from both in his chosen genre of Hip-Hop, Brotherman is definitely one to look out for. 


Sacha, Sharlene & Martina are... DIVINE UNITY! They have stormed the Symphony Hall, the NEC & the Royal Festival Hall with their poptwistic sound and have supported Omar and Basement Jaxx vocalist, Sharlene Hector. Prepare for the DU experience! 


Dubai born and raised singer/songwriter Hamdan Al-Abri moved to

London to work on his solo debut career. Hamdan, is best known for his vocal delivery and stage performance. He also belongs to a famous soul band “ABRI” that recently headlined two back to back concerts for Womad UAE and has released two albums (Sunchild & Blank Notes). He has toured in India, Bahrain, UK, & U.A.E, performing alongside Joss Stone, Kelly Rowland, Timbaland, Kanye West, Ziggy Marley and Arrested Development. 


North London singer-songwriter KCAT (pronounced as ”Cat”) is one of the hot artists to look out for this year. Fresh from her video placement on The Box music channel and specialist plays also on current track “Epileptic”, KCAT is also known for featured vocals on Delinquent’s top 20 smash “My Destiny”. 


The first major release from the Camp was in august of 2007 and was their very highly anticipated mix tape album- Rangoose Vol.1. 2008 saw the Camp release two more underground videos entitled “Feel So Good” and “Depon” to the delight of their ever increasing fan base. After touring in several popular holiday resorts such as Ayia Napa and Malia over 2008/09, the camp released two more underground videos “Waving the Flag” and “Emergency”. Nu Brand Flexxx aim to release their first album in 2010/11 and are currently releasing brand new tracks and videos from the album. 
With a combined total of well over 3million you tube hits, new videos and a short film looming, the boys are definitely moving from strength to strength! 






 Start: 7.30pm // Finish late


Friday, 18 June 2010

Put It in Your Diary | Re:Definition


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Clash DIARIES MUSIC || New Music One To Watch || Frixion ft FDM 'Afraid'

This is the debut video from new R'n'b/ Pop group Frixion. 
Made up three members they are David Stanton, Neil Painter and Johnny Wright. 'Afraid' will be theri debut single and will be out  July 26th.

The gorgeous and talented FDM formally known as Fun*demental join them on this track and also feature in the video (see full video below) . Vocals from both boy bands are equally amazing and we here at Clash Diaries look forward to seeing more of these bands in the future.

Frixion will be supporting Mr Hudson at the Summer series at Somerset House, London and also later this summer at Lovebox music festival. 

Definitely one to watch.

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Buy tickets now | Janelle Monae @ Hoxton Squarebar

When: Thursday 1st July 2010
Where: The Hoxton Squarebar and Kitchen
Clash: Poejazzi and Rum Punch

Details as follows:

Start:7:30pm // Finish:Late

Yes your eyes are NOT deceiving you Janelle Monae is going to be performing at The Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. Tickets are going to go fast so be sure to book your tickets ASAP!

Price: £12.50 buy tickets here

Venue: The Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, 4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU


Fashion | Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

When: Sunday 20th June 2010
Where: The Urdang (Clerkenwell)

Details as follows:

Start:11:00 // Finish:4:30pm

For all the lovers of fashion especially vintage fashion this fair is not to be missed. With over 40 new dealers coming to this fair you are sure to pick up something one of a kind. Get there early to avoid disappointment as  the good stuff does go fast!

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

TONIGHT || Pride London Exhibition "Rough and Dandy" 2010. ft Damilola

When: 17th of June 2010
Where: 10 Gales Railway Arch 10, Gales Gardens E2 0EJ London

Details as follows:
Come see some exlusive Damilola Paintings and illustration up close and personal, something not to miss.

Opening times for the gallery are Tuesday to Saturday 1pm - 8pm, and Sunday 12-6pm

This exhibition is on for one week only. 

Start: 6pm // Finish 10pm


Fashion | Power Dressing

When: Sunday 27th June 2010
Where: Bar Music Hall

Details as follows:

Start:6:30pm // Finish:10:30pm

Christian Aid Presents 
'Power Dressing'
 Fashion Show & Live Music Event

Christian Aid have encapsulated the theme of africa and its vibrant lifestyle to put together a fundraising night of African fashion and live music with the aim of spreading the message of empowerment.

Hosted by the ever so charismatic SIMPLY ANDY
With a Headline performance by top indie band THE THIRST, thought provoking poetry by ALIM KAMARA, plus more acts on the night.

Fashion designers showcasing their elegant pieces include:  Oheme Ohene, Chichia London, Kiko Romeo,Mia Nisbit, Akabi & Ruweyda Dool.

Venue: Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain road( old street), EC2A 3AR

Price: £6 advance available from
           £10 on the door all night


Performing Arts| Blessed Souls

25th June 10 Michael Jackson Special

When: Friday 25th June 2010
Where: Greyhound Pub

Details as follows:

Start:8pm // Finish:1am

Blessed Souls is one of London's hot spots for evening entertainment. The event is back again and this time around they're taking things up a step but still with the same cool vibe. "If you've never attended Blessed Souls it's an open mic show that's all about you enjoying yourself with no drama included just good vibes all around. With the host Adelaide Mackenzie and the house band known to the regulars as the 'Mac Band' you're bound to have a great time." They will also be showing the World Cup Football from 9.30pm to 3am!

Price: £7 on the door

Venue: At Greyhound Pub, 151 - 153 Greyhound Lane (10 mins From the Ice Rink), Streatham Common SW16 5NJ

Performing Arts | Sisco Gomez dance class

When: 17th June 2010
Where: Pineapple Studios

Details as follows:

Start:4pm // Finish:5pm

Check out Sisco Gomez at Pineapple Studios for his dance class today. So you can get a workout and also move your feet to the beat.

Location: Pineapple Studios, 7 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA