Rock & Pop

There's plenty to do this month that should barely cost a penny – bury yourself in work, jog around the park and enjoy the many free gigs you can find all over London. Read Roisin Gadelrab's review.
Livi will play The Monarch (with free entry!) on January 16
Lambchop. Picture: Elise Tyler
Nashville music pioneers among performers at In The Round shows
Lazarus, at King’s Cross Theatre
The final performance of the production’s strictly limited 13-week run is on January 22.
News: January 6-12- David Bowie’s Birthday
It's almost a year since David Bowie’s birthday, just a couple of days before his death. To mark this occasion, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is hosting David Bowie’s Birthday – A Tribute to Ziggy Stardust on January 6.
Record of the Week: January 6-12 - Alter by RYD
Here's a very gentle start to 2017 from 21-year-old Camden-based musician / producer RYD (Ryan Downie). Alter is something to drift away to, to drown in - immerse yourself in the space it envelopes.
Review: Super Furry Animals @ Roundhouse
As promised by enigmatic frontman Gruff Rhys when he spoke to Grooves last week, Super Furry Animals brought a giant bear with them for their two nights at the Roundhouse, writes Allan Ledward.
In a corner of King’s Cross, lies a haven for the music puritan, a place where recorded music is played at a sound quality only usually preserved for billionaires – at least that’s the claim by Spiritland co-founder Paul Noble.
Review: Dizzee Rascal @ Copper Box Arena
The Mercury Prize winner performed his genre-defining masterpiece, Boy in Da Corner, live and in...
Andy Peyton
So, what does it mean for the sadly no more Barfly? Is indie no more? We spoke to The Columbo Group...
Fergie at Wireless
Fergie played the main stage pretty early and displayed an relentless work ethic. The former Black...
Florence and the Machine at BST Hyde Park
This year’s Hyde Park British Summer Time (BST) festival headliners formed – for the main part – a...
It was late on Saturday night and the lights and lasers where playing across the skies above...
Gun at Electric Ballroom
This year’s Camden Rocks festival created a festival buzz around Camden not seen for some time....
Gig listings: January 6-12
Gig listings for the week ahead
Portico are among the acts set to play at the new Jazz Cafe
One of the confirmed acts lined up in the opening fortnight, is London band, Portico, writes Roisin...
Simon Mason’s one-man show will be at The Water Rats on April 27-28
The one time Brit-Pop drug dealer's unscripted one-man show, based on his bestselling memoir,...
Bright Young Things are set to play at the new Water Rats in King’s Cross
Bright Young Things are set to play at the new Water Rats in King’s Cross, writes Roisin Gadelrab.
Camden Rocks festival founder Chris McCormack
Chris McCormack is tireless. Not only was he a guitarist for 1990s band Three Colours Red, but he...