Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: All Points East; Cadet; Kirk Brandon
01 December, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab
THE line-up for new London festival All Points East, on May 25-27 next year, is becoming more enticing with each announcement. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Patti Smith and her band, St Vincent and Courtney Barnett (above) are amongst those who will play the Victoria Park festival.
• To celebrate 2018 International Women’s Day, the Jazz Cafe has teamed up with London’s Gal-Dem collective to present three of the capital’s finest artists in the fields of soul, R&B and jazz. British-Jamaican singer Denai Moore headlines, with south London jazz-afrobeat collective Kokoroko and jazz newcomer Miryam Solomon also sharing the bill.
• Bruce Mississippi Johnson (above) performs at Pizza Express in Holborn on Dec 1.
• Irish folk-rockers Hermitage Green play Islington Academy on Dec 1.
• Rising Grime artist Cadet, who made his name with his hard-hitting freestyles, plays Electric Ballroom on Dec 2.
• Beatboxing bluesman Son of Dave (above) will be bringing his one-man harmonica and beat-box experience to songs from his new concept record, Music For Cop Shows, to the Borderline on Dec 3. His music has appeared in Breaking Bad, Bloodline, Preacher and other television crime dramas.
• Ronnie Scott’s hosts four-night residency Ronnie’s on the Road at the Jazz Cafe between Dec 4-7. Expect a triple bill of Afro-spiritual, improv jazz and broken beat, featuring Maisha, Binker Golding Qrt and Joe Armon Jones’ idiom + JTQ and Absolute Earth Wind and Fire.
• Not only has Peckham’s Cosmo Pyke (above) been lauded for his cool neo-soul/jazz-infused hip-hop but, at only 19, he has featured in Lanvin and Versace campaigns, Frank Ocean videos and this year’s Dazed 100 list. He plays The Garage on Dec 5.
• Kirk Brandon, the voice of Spear of Destiny, Theatre of Hate and Dead Men Walking and singer and songwriter in The Pack, appears at Nambucca on Dec 6.
• This month’s Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club features a Q&A with Julie Hamill about her new book, Frank, on Dec 6. The novel, set in 1980s Scotland, will be launched to an ’80s soundtrack in an exclusive DJ set put together by Julie and Soho Radio’s Tony Gleed.
• Notable gigs this week: Nahko, Islington Assembly Hall (Dec 1); Heaven 17, ULU (December 2); Dave (above), Koko; Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, 229 (Dec 3); Liam Gallagher, Alexandra Palace (Dec 7).