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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Record Store Day; Chrysta Bell; Judge Jules

11 April, 2019 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Chrysta Bell

DON’T forget it’s Record Store Day this Saturday, April 13, the one day of the year when more than 200 independent record shops across the UK open their doors to celebrate a mutual love for the vinyl record. Look out for special vinyl releases and in-store events at

• Alternative metal band Cave In, and sludge band Old Man Gloom, are to celebrate the life of bassist and singer Caleb Scofield, who sadly died in a car accident in New Hampshire on March 28 last year. His former bandmates will pay tribute with a co-headlining show at the Electric Ballroom tomorrow (Friday) with support from Bossk. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Scofield family.

• Also tomorrow, Twin Peaks actress and long-time musical partner of David Lynch, Chrysta Bell, who was signed at the age of 18 as the lead vocalist for the popular Austin-based gypsy swing act 8½ Souvenirs, plays Dingwalls.

Americana musician Danni Nicholls launches third album, The Melted Morning, at The Water Rats tomorrow (Friday).

Judge Jules

• Club veteran and real-life lawyer Judge Jules brings his brand-new show, Judge Jules: Live to Scala tomorrow (Friday). For the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience the dance classics that defined his career through a 10-piece live band performing new interpretations of all the tracks.

Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners, Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente, perform at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, on April 13. The guitar and vocal duo perform in Gaelic, Scots and English.

• Experience cult film Back to The Future like never before with Alan Silvestri’s iconic score conducted live by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra playing in sync with the film projected on the big screen at the matinee or evening show at Royal Festival Hall on April 13. The show will include approximately 20 minutes of brand-new music added by award-winning composer Silvestri.

Love Supreme, the Roundhouse’s one-day festival of jazz, soul and funk, on April 13, will feature MOBO-winning singer Laura Mvula, pioneering south London fusion keyboardist Kamaal Williams, saxophonist Pete Wareham’s incendiary jazz-punk six-piece Melt Yourself Down, and young vocalist Judi Jackson, as well as many more artists taking over all areas of the Roundhouse with two additional music stages curated by cutting-edge music platform Supreme Standards and contemporary jazz showcase Jazz In The Round, alongside talks, Q&As, film and documentary screenings.

• The appreciation of jazz continues at Barbican on April 13 with Boiler Room x Total Refreshment Centre’s Dreaming The City – a concert which involves over 30 musicians paying tribute to the past, present and future of London’s vibrant jazz scene. Expect new, exclusive and unexpected collaborations tracing the contemporary lineage of jazz music between London, west Africa, the Caribbean and continental Europe, connecting club culture with jazz influences and showcasing old classics and new compositions alike.

Mairearad Green and Anna Massie

Scottish folk duo, multi-instrumentalists Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) bring their Farran album tour to the Green Note in Camden on April 15.

• Singer-songwriter and founder member of The Frames, Glen Hansard, returns to the Barbican with his band on April 15 and 16 with support from Joe Quartz.

Ascendant California-based Americana singer-songwriter Amber Cross plays the Green Note on April 16, in support of widely praised third album Savage on the Downhill.


• Shingai, the frontwoman and bassist from The Noisettes, introduces her new solo EP, Ancient Futures, at the Jazz Cafe on April 17.


Notable gigs this week: Allusinlove, Camden Assembly; At The Sun, The Black Heart (April 12); B-Boy Championships, Islington Assembly Hall; Straight Arrows, The Lexington (April 14); Parting Gift, Underworld; Fontaines DC, The Garage; Twinnie, Lexington (April 17); Papa Roach + Nothing More, The Forum (April 17 + 18); Alexis Taylor, Jazz Cafe (April 18).


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