SPACIFIC NEWS #65: Contents

1. The Vibe Bar :: Anna Coddington
2. O2 Empire :: The Black Seeds
3. The Rhythm Factory :: Pitch Black
4. Cargo :: Ladi6
5. Selected Highlights this Month


The final addition to NZLDN at Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar is the amazing Anna Coddington. Until recently she was perhaps best known for work with Bic Runga and Anika Moa, but she finally released a solo album last year, the sublime “The Lake”, and since then her star has been on the ascendant. You can check her out at

She will be playing outside in the Courtyard, joining Jayson Norris, Blair Jollands and Huia. The music will start there at 12, and finish at 7ish, with DJs playing in between the bands, and the multi talented Mr Mikki Dee compering.

The music starts upstairs at 7, with live sets from Davey Cain, Agent, Lotus Mason, Jayson Norris and Sheldon Woolright from Blindspott with his new band I Am Giant (

Downstairs will be DJs Nic D and Cam Diggy plus bFM resident and head honcho of Round Trip Mars, Stinky Jim, with support from the ubiquitous and unique Mikki Dee, playing an AV/DJ set.

The whole day is brought to you courtesy of Steinglager Pure, with entry being free until 7pm, then it will be £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

Wellington’s The Black Seeds have blazed a trail round the world with their fusion of dub, funk, afro-beat and soul, all served on a bed of vintage reggae. Last year’s “Solid Ground” album received airplay all across Europe and there are rumors that it is about to be signed by one of the biggest American reggae labels. Fingers crossed, eh?

Still waiting on confirmation of the live support act, but DJ duties on the night will be handled by the Radio Riddler Soundsystem, aka Fast and Frank from Fun Lovin’ Criminals. More on them at

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

From: 7pm til 11pm
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 til 1am.
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 is only playing one London show this year – we should have more info next month, but bear in mind her last show sold out super quick and Cargo isn’t that much bigger, so get in now to avoid disappointment!

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

From: 7pm til 1am.
At: 83 Rivington St, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tube: Old St or Liverpool St
Venue website:


09 Special Needs @ The Westbury // Kilburn High Rd, NW6 5UA // 7+ // FREE
11 Neil Finn @ Dingwalls // Camden Lock, NW1 8AB // 7+ // £25
17 MC Tali @ Jazz Café // Parkway, NW1 7PG // 7+ // £5

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