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Posts Tagged ‘music’

The Irrepressibles and Gabby Young & Other Animals, Live Review at the Barbican

A riotously theatrical show in London by these two creative and dramatic acts

Written by Helen Martin


All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft.

"So what do you do for Amelia?" a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, buy cialis 40mg and he nods: "I’m Amelia’s father. I’m making myself useful, pharmacy " he laughs, tadalafil pointing to the camera around his neck. See, we all want to be part of Amelia’s world, and last Friday many of us were gathered under one roof. Illustrators, writers, bloggers and friends were all there to celebrate the launch of Amelia Gregory’s latest creation - Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

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Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

Written by Helen Martin

Du Goudron et des Plumes Ellie Sutton Du Goudron et des Plumes by Compagnie MPTA with Mathurin Bolze started with a swinging platform lowered slowly over the heads of the […]

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Album Review: God’s Little Eskimo

A journey from paradise to the caves inhabited by bats, with a soundtrack strumming and singing about the mysterious and beautiful. What's round that corner...? BOO! The new album: Said The Owl To The Mouse

Written by Helen Martin

You never see Ringo Starr and Gary Lineker in the same room. Come on, about it think about it! Anyway, information pills I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from […]

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Music Review: The Tallest Man On Earth

If you're looking for a different 'man plus guitar', you've found him. Welcome to a world where he is a sparrow and she is a bluebird. He dreams, she leaves, and he can never be found. It's SUCH a beautiful world.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Avril Kelly So it started on January 3rd, sickness I was in a bad mood. Well, hospital it’s that whole palaver of taking the (now miserable) tree down, […]

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Sparkly Christmas Songs

Glorious Christmas music! Love/Hate whatever, your Christmas wouldn't be the same without it. Helen Martin rounds up a collection of Christmas beauties both old 'n' new, for your pleasure.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. In my second round up of fabulous ideas from twitter friends for late Christmas gift shoppers I bring you the best of art, site patient jewellery […]

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Dreamboat Exhibition – Four Interviews with Four Illustrators

Interviews with artists featuring at the Dreamboat Vs Inkygoodness Exhibition in Bristol. Ben Steers, Dave Bain, Leila Shetty and Sarah Dennis discuss dreamboats, backgrounds and the influence of music on art

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Abigail Wright I have always been fascinated with analogue photo booths. I have vivd memories as a child – the excitement and anticipation, visit this pulling ridiculous faces, […]

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The Cinematic Orchestra with The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Heidi Vogel – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 2010

A Review of The Cinematic Orchestra Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 14. Featuring an interview with their vocalist, Heidi Vogel

Written by Helen Martin

Independent record label, Ninja Tune’s 20th birthday. They celebrate with a night at The Royal Albert Hall with The Cinematic Orchestra playing their music LIVE on stage.

Live review: Chromeo at the Roundhouse

Synth superstars Chromeo wowed the crowds at the Roundhouse…

Written by Miranda Williams

Our Broken Garden-drummer I have to say, buy if there hadn’t been a very special reason to go out I would have stayed in last night. Needling icicles of rain […]

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Bellowhead Live Performance Review

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

Written by Helen Martin

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

Ari Up 1962 – 2010: No Typical Girl

We pay tribute to Ari Up: a distinctive voice who deserves credit as a punk pioneer in her own right

Written by Mic Wright

Illustration by Tasha Whittle. The darker mornings and wetter evenings have already started driving the fair-weather riders away from the cycle lanes, more about but those of us who keep […]

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize – A Preview!

Emma Barlow takes us through the line up of stellar nominees in this years' Mercury Prize ahead of tonight's glitzy awards bash at the Grosvenor House Hotel…

Written by Emma Barlow

[insert header by katie harnett] This September London Fashion Week enters the courtyard of Somerset House for its third season. Over the next week Amelia’s Magazine will be previewing both […]

Shambala Festival: 26th-30th August 2010

It's a festival, but not as you know it. Amy Hughes previews the best way to lose yourself this August Bank Holiday weekend

Written by Amy Hughes

Shambala 2010: Hop to it Cowboys galloping down the hall on ‘neeeiigh’ing broomstick steeds; Thundercats high-kicking in shrunken primary colour pyjama sets and felt-tip pen facepaints; Ewok hunters on a […]

The Fantastic Patrick Wolf

Matt Pinder takes a look at Patrick Wolf's illustrious career to date, along with some of his fashion highlights, and asks - whatever will Patrick do next?

Written by Matt Pinder

thumbnail ross crawford TFL-PENNY You don’t have long left to visit the Cycling in London Exhibition at the London Transport Museum! Bike by Mark Taplin Sorry about that, click it […]

Vintage at Goodwood Review, by vintage enthusiast and fashion blogger Maria Domican

Fashion blogger Maria Domican talks us through her experience of the now infamous Vintage at Goodwood - including some pretty fabulous streetstyle pics. What did she make of it all? Read on to find out…

Written by Maria Domican

All photography by Maria Domican I was nervous upon arriving at Vintage at Goodwood… Nervous because I had called in sick to work, more about this nervous because I had […]

The Big Chill 2010: Review

A review of The Big Chill 2010 Festival weekend at Eastnor Castle Deer Park (was it worth the four mile trek round to the purple gate entrance?)

Written by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims

It has been five long years since the release of The Like’s debut album Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking’s wonderfully moody indie gems June Gloom and You Bring Me […]

Festival Preview: Latitude

Come one, come all, to Suffolk. Suffolk? Yes, Suffolk. There's a really bloody brilliant festival there.

Written by Ian Steadman

Alternative Fashion Week Day 5 2010 Viveka Goyanes All photography by Amelia Gregory. Kim Seoghee may not be Flemish (I’m gonna bet he isn’t) but his work sure as hell […]

Dimbleby & Capper – Interview

An unsigned singer with a backing band of birds, making some mighty beat-filled dream-pop

Written by Ian Steadman

Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth A surprisingly balmy (well, story if 14 degrees can constitute ‘balmy’) evening at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen beckoned me in last week, this web where […]

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Album Review: The Irrepressibles – Mirror Mirror

All the world's a stage, so are you willing to play?

Written by Nina Joyce

There are few men like Jamie McDermott. A man of his calibre is seldom found in the 21st century. His affection for cheeky baroque arrangements, doctor outlandish but hypnotising woodland […]

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Ctrl-Alt-Shift Chantelle Fiddy Interview

Part 1 of our art editor’s coverage of United Underground 2, a music, art and activism event that ran all day last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Matthew Gonzalez Noda Valerie Pezeron: Tell me about the event today? Chantelle Fiddy: It’s a new style of club night. The idea is to bring together […]

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Gavin Bond: Music 21st Century Rock n’ Royalty

Enter the sexy world of one of the most acclaimed music photographers!

Written by Laura Havlin

Ramon Gurillo by Katie Harnett In this blog I’m going to kill two fashionable birds with one stone. Mainly because they were designers I’ve never heard of before and also […]