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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Heavy metal yoga; The Skids; Dur Dur; India Electric Co

29 August, 2019 — By Róisín Gadelrab

India Electric Co 

WE’VE heard of Doga (yoga with your dog), and even Goga (yes, with a goat), but Camden naturally has to add its own twist. Over at The Black Heart on Saturday (3-4pm), it is taking a distinctly darker twist with Heavy Metal Vinyasa Yoga from Selma Ra Yoga. Their promise? “We’ll be fuelling our meditative physical movement with some heavy, expansive, smashing, atmospheric, black folk, death and doom metal. The Black Heart has an awesome venue space for gigs, we all know that – and they’ve agreed to hold metal vinyasa yoga classes too, for the first time!” You know you’re in for an experience when the publicity ends with “black candles and yoga mats provided”.

Hear tales of a colourful life – from school punk star to modern-day film producer – at An Evening with Richard Jobson of The Skids at The Union Chapel on Sept 2. Joining Richard will be Bruce & Jamie Watson of Big Country who will perform their own set before joining Richard for acoustic renditions of his back catalogue.

• The Dublin Castle’s latest Rock ‘n’ Roll book club (Sept 4) celebrates the music and lives of Madonna and Dusty Springfield as detailed by guest author Lucy O’Brien who sits down for a Q& A with author Julie Hamill. Writer and broadcaster O’Brien is the author of the award-winning She Bop, a definitive history of women in popular music and has published books on icons Madonna and Springfield. DJ set by Tony Bugbear.

Enjoy a night of Somali disco and funk vibes from a line-up of East African artists at the Roundhouse on Saturday, brought to you in collaboration by the Somalinimo and Sawti projects. Headlining are the newly reunited ’80s Mogadishu and Somali funk, disco and soul band Dur Dur. Originating from the Mogadishu disco scene, Dur Dur disbanded in the early ‘90s as the country plunged into a civil war. Unable to continue playing in their city, they scattered abroad. The show will also feature special guests sets from poets and musicians.


• MC, producer and driving force behind his own YNR label, Jehst has been at the forefront of the UK’s hip-hop scene for the past 20 years. He plays tracks from his back catalogue at Jazz Café on Sept 2.

Rowan Rheingans

Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans performs new album The Lines We Draw Together in full, featuring guest musicians including Michele Stoddart (The Magic Numbers) and Jack McNeill (Propellor), and previously unheard music at Kings Place on Sept 5.

Black Futures

• Having cut their teeth writing/producing with The Prodigy and Idles, Black Futures, the duo identifying as “Space” and “Vibes”, launch debut album Never Not Nothing at Rough Trade East tomorrow (Friday).

Kip Moore

American country music singer-songwriter Kip Moore headlines the Roundhouse on Sept 2.

Morgan Evans

• There’s more country music, but this time from the other side of the world, at the Borderline on Sept 2 as Australian country star Morgan Evans takes to the stage.


Brooklyn’s Crumb play The Dome on Sept 4 following the release of highly anticipated debut album, Jinx.

• India Electric Co – aka Joseph O’Keefe and Cole Stacey – play The Slaughtered Lamb on Sept 5.

Notable gigs this week: Molly Sarlé, St Pancras Old Church; Sunny Ozell, The Islington (Sept 4); Working Men’s Club, The Lexington; John Paul White, Islington Assembly Hall (Sept 5).


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