Founding members of the Madchester music scene, up-and-coming magicians, grime and garage heavyweights plus Britain’s own first lady of dance music are among the entertainment on offer when the sun goes down in Brixton this week.
Expect a great night of reggae, rocksteady and ska tonight (Tuesday 1 December) when the Upsetter Olas Boss Revival night takes place at Hootananny on Effra Rd. Presented by Cecil Reuben, who will be joined by venue residents Jahrevelationmuzik, doors to the free event open at 8pm, and ID will not be required
The Midweek Magic Mix takes place at The Illusioneer Theatre in Herne Hill on Wednesday, 2 December. Doors open at 7.30pm and advance tickets cost £12.
Twenty-four hour party people The Happy Mondays drop into Brixton Jamm on Brixton Road on Thursday (3 December) where Bez – master of the maracas - will be performing a DJ set following the band’s Pills’n’Thrills and Bellyaches 25th anniversary show at the O2 Academy Brixton. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost £7 in advance.
Friday night (4 December) will see King Original perform at Electric Brixton to celebrate the outfit’s 1st birthday. The all-nighter, which starts at 11pm, will also feature grime and garage heavyweights Wiley, Newham Generals and Big Narstie and too many DJs to list. Entry costs £10-20 plus booking fee.
Annie Mac Presents comes to the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday (5 December) when the queen of dance music will showcase acts including Stormzy, Redlight, Melé & Monki’s NRG Flash. Doors open at 9pm and tickets cost £29.25 plus £3.25 booking fee.
To round off the weekend, the longest running live reggae event in south London stops off at The Ritzy on Sunday (6 December) The free event will see Catch A Fire share the upstairs stage with the Powers Band and Tasha Thompson. Doors open at 8pm.
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