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Jun Togawa, the Japanese artist who broke down female stereotypes.

The latest in our series on overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at Japan’s new-wave singer Jun Togawa (The previous edition of ‘Ever Heard of…’ about the punk feminist icon Beki Bondage, can be read here) To many, Jun Togawa (born Togawa Jun) is a name that would not… Read more »

Manchester’s Indie Heartland: A Whistle-stop Tour of the Northern Quarter and Why We Must Supports Its Venues

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The Northern Quarter (Photo Credit: Jose Francisco Del Valle Mojica) With its bustling cafes and bars, hipster music venues and iconic red brick buildings, Manchester’s Northern Quarter remains today a hotspot for creativity in the city. Noted for being the ‘cool’ part of the city centre, the area is abundant with music venues which have… Read more »

The Blue Posts, an authentic boozer tucked away on Berwick Street

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The Blue Posts

Sofia Zanghirella from Glossii at The Blue Posts pub Our home, AKA Berwick Street, houses some of the coolest record stores and independent shops in the heart of Soho. Undoubtedly, it’s a thriving cultural hub for the local creative community. From Tom Waits and Dream Theater’s LPs to Alan Moore’s latest graphic novels, we swagger… Read more »

Portals Festival Preview

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Portals Festival 1

Have you ever wanted to indulge in two days-worth of live rock-music from around the world? Well never fear because Portals Festival have got you covered. Forget turning up your head phones to your favourite math rock band or dipping your toe in experimental tracks from your bedroom and get yourself down to Tufnell Park… Read more »


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Visions Festival - Underground England blog

Visions Fest This Saturday, Hackney is the place you will want to be. Spread across eight venues the well-received Vision Festival is back. If you want to ease your way into the day, then the dog show is where you need be- starting at noon there will be prizes for waggiest tail and best Twin… Read more »

Independent Venue Week – Night & Day Café

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Independent venue week - Night & Day Cafe - Underground England blog

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK – celebrating the spirit of independence & culture of live music. Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out. These venues give artists their first experience of playing live… Read more »

SNEAKY PETE’S – Live music at the Edinburgh venue

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Sneaky Pete's - Live music at the Edinburgh venue - Underground England

We are supporting Independent Venue Week. To Scotland and we come to Sneaky Pete’s, one of the busiest music venues in Edinburgh. Nick from the venue has some positive words about the music venues out there. 3 words to describe Sneaky Pete’s? Intimate, passionate, busy. How has the British music scene and independent venue scene… Read more »