SPACIFIC NEWS #64: Contents

1. The Vibe Bar :: Jayson Norris
2. O2 Empire :: The Black Seeds
3. The Rhythm Factory :: Pitch Black
4. Cargo :: Ladi6
5. New CD in Flat White :: Fat Freddy’s Drop
6. Selected highlights this Month


Jayson Norris is the latest addition to NZLDN at Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar – not only is he playing an acoustic set in the courtyard in the afternoon and performing with his full band inside that evening, he has also agreed to compere the upstairs live room, inviting some of his favourite London based bands down to play. Joining him will be Sheldon Woolright from Blindspott with his new band I Am Giant, The Thin Men and two more bands, yet to be announced.

And of course, downstairs will be bFM resident and head honcho of Round Trip Mars, Stinky Jim, with support from Mikki Dee, making a rare trip over the waters to entertain y’all.

There will be more people playing as well, with live music and DJs outside in the courtyard from noon til 6pm, and then bands and DJs inside til 1am, all brought to you courtesty of Steinglager Pure.

Entry: Free until 7pm, then £4 on the door.
From 12pm til 1am
At: The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Liverpool St
Venue website:

O2 EMPIRE :: THE BLACK SEEDS :: 02/10/09

The Seeds make a welcome return to London for this one off show. Anyone who has seen them live knows what a powerful performance they give, fusing reggae, soul, funk, afrobeat and dub into a relentless groove of good times and sunshine.

Advance tickets are £14 + b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100 or or it will be £20 on the door.

From: 7pm
At: Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12
Nearest tube: Shepherd’s Bush or Goldhawk Rd
Venue website:


Electronica pioneers Pitch Black are to be joined by UK band Subgiant for their only UK show of the year – part of a whirlwind world tour to promote their new album, “Rhythm, Sound and Movement”, which you can preview at Also playing will be DJs Earwaker and Johnny Clash.

Advance tickets are £8.50 in advance from Ticketweb (08700 600 100 or or it will be £12 on the door.

From: 7pm
At: 16 – 18 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW
Nearest tube: Aldgate East
Venue website:

CARGO :: LADI6 :: 05/11/09

The first lady of New Zealand hip hop has just confirmed her only London show of the year – more info as soon as possible.

Advance tickets are £8 in advance from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or it will be £12 on the door.

From: 7pm
At: 83 Rivington St, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tube: Old St or Liverpool St
Venue website:


We have managed to get our hands on copies of the new Fat Freddy’s Drop album, “Dr Boondigga and the Big BW”, some of which are up for sale at our online store (, and others at Flat White in Soho. If you haven’t heard it yet, it is a corker of an album and a worthy successor to BOATS.


19 Ladyhawke @ Lovebox // Victoria Park, // 12-11 // £75
25 Special Needs @ Lockside Lounge // Camden Lock, NW1 // 8-1 // £tbc
29 Disasteradio @ Buffalo Bar // 259 Upper St, N1 1RU // 8-4 // £6

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