Live Review: Sam Lee and Friends at the Wes Mem

With a background as a wilderness survival expert and burlesque dancer, Sam Lee is hardly your stereotypical folkie. Not one born into the tradition, London-native Lee discovered traditional British folksong through old field recordings, which he listened to in his West End dressing room, between glittery-hotpant costume changes. But to learn second-hand was not enough […]

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A dreamy evening with OUBB and OUWO

Once upon a time, the Oxford University Brass Band (OUBB) and the Oxford University Wind Orchestra (OUWO) combined forces to deliver an evening of music based on fantasy and make-believe. The performance featured a varied repertoire of old and new, light-hearted and serious, understated and ornate – and the results were magical indeed. The Once […]

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Live Review: Ryley Walker at The Bullingdon

Ryley Walker is something of an eccentric. At only 27 years old, he’s already built a solid reputation in the psychedelic rock scene for his creativity and improvisational skills: ‘The way I play is just like: first thought, best thought. And that’s a really rewarding feeling, to just improvise and have it work.’ With that […]

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Review: Ezra Furman

When Ezra Furman laughs that the crowd is ‘starting to get the hang of it’ three songs into his frenetic, marathon set, the crowd understand exactly what he’s talking about. Resplendent in a pink shirt, skirt, red lipstick and pearls, Ezra Furman is by no means a typical rockstar. Raising money on Kickstarter for his […]

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“I finally made it to the top”, and don’t we know it: Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, December 2nd 2015

☆☆☆☆☆ Now I was never going to give Madonna anything less than a 5-star review. Even if she hadn’t turned up. But last night she proved that she was not only 5-stars, but the greatest living performer on earth. The over two-hour long extravaganza was a spectacle of such magnitude, evoking every possible emotion, that […]

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