SPACIFIC NEWS #74: Contents

1. Dingwalls :: Don McGlashan
2. HMV Forum :: The Black Seeds
3. Rhythm Factory :: Ladi6 & Parks
4. Competition :: Electric Wire Hustle
5. Selected Highlights this Month


“Anchor Me”
“Dominion Road”
“Bathe in the River”

These are just some of the many songs written by Don McGlashan, the former frontman of The Mutton Birds, Blam Blam Blam and The Front Lawn. Now enjoying a solo career, with two sublime albums out on Arch Hill Recordings, he is also part of up and coming combo, The Bellbirds, with SJD, Sandy Mill and Victoria Kelly, and is over in Europe for a few shows before heading to New York to play there.

There is a lovely interview with him up at and you can check out newer songs at

Supporting him on the night will be Rodney Fisher (formerly of Goodshirt) and Anton Barbeau. Tickets are £10 +b/f from Ticketweb (08444 771 000) in advance or it will be £15 on the door.

Doors: 7pm
At: Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, NW1 8AB
Nearest tubes: Camden Town or Chalk Farm


Reggae-soul heavyweights The Black Seeds are playing their only London show of 2010 at The HMV Forum on Sunday 8th August with support from the legendary Easy Star All Stars.

Described by Clash Magazine as ‘one of the best live reggae acts on the planet’, The Black Seeds following has continued to spread quickly around the globe in recent years on the back of successful European and North American festival tours and album releases.

After a 2009 sell-out show at the Shepherds Bush Empire, The Black Seeds once again return with their 8-piece band and masterful boundary-crossing fusion of big-beat funk, dub, soul, afro-beat, mixed with vintage roots-reggae.

For this special one-off double header, The Black Seeds are joined by the one and only Easy Star All Stars, the masterminds behind three of the best-selling reggae albums of the last decade – Dub Side of the Moon, Radiodread and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band. Renowned for their live show, Easy Star All Stars regularly perform at many of the world’s major festivals, and return to the UK on the back of standout performances at Glastonbury in 2009.

Tickets for this exclusive double bill are £18.50 +b/f and each ticket gives you a download link to a free 4 track EP of tracks by the bands. Tickets are available from (0844 277 4321).

From 6.30pm til 11.30pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:


The first lady of Pacifican hip hop has had a busy year, moving to Berlin back in March, supporting Gil Scott Heron on his recent tour, playing festivals across Europe as well as starting to write and record her second album.

This show is her last in England for 2010 and she is promising to pull in some special guests for the night – more info on that real soon. In the meantime, tickets are £7.50 +b/f in advance from or it will be £12 on the door.

From: 7.30pm to 1am
At: 16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 1EW
Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Whitechapel
Venue website:


Some of you may have been lucky enough to check out EWH’s support slot for The Black Seeds last year at the Empire. Since then they have signed their debut album to cult European label BBE and are over for a short tour to promote it – dates are up at

They have very kindly donated us 5 promo copies of their album to give away to the first 5 people to email us at and tell us the name of their lead singer.


07 Batucada Sound Machine @ Guanabara // Parker St, WC2 5PW // 7-2 // £5
08 Electric Wire Hustle @ Mau Mau // Portobello Rd, // 7- // £?
27 Bang Bang Eche @ Barfly // 49 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN // 7.30+ // £5

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