Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Syd Shelton’s Rock Against Racism
Photographer Syd Shelton talks about his involvement with Rock Against Racism as an activist and a photographer. This is the story of reggae and punk joined forces to fight right wing politics. His collection of photographs published by Autograph ABP gives a unique insight into this moment in history.
Wednesday 24th September
Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
Hailing from North-West London, party-reggae collective Shanty have a modern twist on classic roots. You might have spotted them at UK music festivals including Boomtown Fair, Leopallooza, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury, but they’re back in the capital for a very special event.
They are pleased to announce their debut EP ‘Leave Me Out’, due for release on 22nd September, following their debut single ‘Blackout’ earlier this year.
The EP launch gig will be at on the Wednesday 24th September at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. See their website for details.
For one night only, and to celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, Hackney Empire will morph into the late and great Four Aces reggae club. Featuring legendary DJ Newton Dunbar (founding manager of the Four Aces), and Tighten Up Crew selector Mistah Brown and MC Champian.
They’ll be spinning a vintage selection of the hottest ska, the coolest rocksteady, the roughest reggae, the toughest roots and the hardest dubwise riddims to get your heart pumping and your feet moving!
Tickets from £5
10pm – 2am
For deatils and to book go to the Hackney Empire website