SPACIFIC NEWS #58: Contents

1. Borderline :: Don McGlashan
2. Cargo :: Waitangi Day
3. Islington Academy :: Elemeno P
4. The Forum :: Shapeshifter
5. Selected Highlights This Month


Don’s first show has now sold out, so he has announced a second, and final, solo show the night before, on Wednesday 21st January.

You may know him from his days in The Mutton Birds, or Blam Blam Blam or possibly even The Front Lawn. Wherever you know him from, you are sure to have heard his songs over the years: “Anchor Me”, “Dominion Road”, “Nature”, “There is no Depression in New Zealand” and last year’s smash hit, “Bathe in the River”, which Don wrote for Hollie Smith.

Supporting him on both nights will be the amazing Steve Abel, whose “Flax Happy” album was one of the finest releases of 2008. He can be checked out at

Advance tickets are £8 +b/f from (08700 600 100) or, otherwise it will be £12 on the door.

Doors: 7pm
At: Orange Yard, 16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AR
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Venue website: www.

CARGO :: WAITANGI DAY :: 05/02/09

To celebrate Waitangi Day this year, we will once again be taking over all the arches at Cargo in Shoreditch. The London Maori club, Ngati Ranana, are confirmed to perform as is Jayson Norris, and we hope to lock down the rest of the line up this week – more info next month.

Thanks to the generosity of Mac’s Gold and Lion Nathan, the event will be free all night. We also would like to thank InLondon Magazine ( and Kea for their very welcome support.

From 5pm til 1am
On: 83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Old Street


Punk popsters Elemeno P make a welcome return to these shores, following on from 2007’s sellout show at the same venue alongside Steriogram and Deja Voodoo. We will have more info on this show next month but in the meantime check out the links at

Tickets: £12.50 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or

From: 7pm
At: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel
Venue website:


The might Shapeshifter drop in on London this May for a one off show before heading home to finish up their new album. We have a very limited amount of early bird tickets available for £15+b/f only – when they are gone, tickets will be £17.50+b/f.

Tickets: £15 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or

From 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:


7. Princes Among Men // Ritzy Café, Brixton SW2 1JG // 8+ // FREE
23. Tubbs // Cargo, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY //
24. Special Needs // Lockside Lounge, Camden N1 // 7-1 // FREE

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