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Jun 04 2024
• The Secret Public – How The LGBTQ+ Aesthetic Shaped Pop Culture 1955-1979 • Review by Ian Wade. •

‘The Secret Public is about the struggle, the moments and the non-conformity that allowed LGBTQ+ people and the cultures they…

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May 31 2024
• ‘Neu Klang: The Definitive History of Krautrock by Christoph Dallach’ •

• ‘Neu Klang: The Definitive History of Krautrock by Christoph Dallach’ • • Review by Richard Norris • “Neu Klang…

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May 21 2024
• ‘You Don’t Need A Dick To DJ’ by Smokin’ Jo • Review by Abigail Ward •

“Smokin Jo is one of the first generation of superstar DJs” writes Abigail Ward in her review of Smokin’ Jo’s…

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May 20 2024
• HVN FAN ZINE #3 (HVN746) •

• Issue #3 of HVN FAN ZINE is here! Get it while you can. • If you’ve ever wondered what…

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May 03 2024
• Monorail Music Presents • Sixteen Again. A celebration of Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley and Manchester music.

Our friends at Monorail Music in Glasgow are hosting a fantastic event this coming June. • A celebration of Buzzcocks,…

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Apr 30 2024
• ‘The Horse’ by Willy Vlautin • Review by Will Burns •

Willy Vlautin’s ‘The Horse’, published this week by Faber, is a triumph of hard, chiselled, beautiful language; of a great…

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Apr 24 2024
• ‘Travels Over Feeling: Arthur Russell A Life by Richard King.’ • Review by Abigail Ward. •

• ‘Travels Over Feeling: Arthur Russell A Life‘ By Richard King •• Review by Abigail Ward • I have always…

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Apr 19 2024
• Switched On: The Dawn of Electronic Sound by Latin American Women • Review by Marta Salogni. •

• Switched On: The Dawn of Electronic Sound by Latin American Women• Edited by: Luis Alvarado and Alejandra Cárdenas •…

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Apr 16 2024
•’BASTA NOW: Women, Trans & Non-binary in Experimental Music’ by Fanny Chiarello • Review by Esmé Dee Hand- Halford. •

• ‘BASTA NOW: Women, Trans & Non-binary in Experimental Music’ by Fanny Chiarello •Published by Permanent Draft.Review by Esmé Dee Hand- Halford…

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Apr 08 2024
‘Manny and the Baby’ review by Emma Warren.

Manny and the Baby by Varaidzo (Scribe) Review by Emma Warren Windrush has become central to the way this country…

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Apr 02 2024
• ‘Dance Your Way Home’ : A Journey Through the Dancefloor • A review by Tara Joshi.

On Thursday, the paperback edition of Emma Warren’s brilliant book ‘Dance Your Way Home : A Journey Through the Dancefloor’…

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Mar 20 2024
Heavenly and Friends present Daudi Matsiko live at The Social on September 5th.

Heavenly and Friends present Daudi MatsikoPlus Kayo Chingonyi and DJ Vandorta (Sounds of the Universe) 5th September 2024 at The…

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Mar 18 2024
‘Strange Things Are Happening’ by Richard Norris.

A review by Jamie Collinson. On more than one occasion, I’ve attempted to describe to an ostensibly interested listener how…

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Mar 18 2024
‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ by Aingeala Flannery. An extract…

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others by Aingeala Flannery (Extract) I Kenny Rogers is the best singer in the world….

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Mar 06 2024
Dark Luminosity: Memoirs of a Geezer (the Expanded Edition) by Jah Wobble.

Dark Luminosity: Memoirs of a Geezer (the Expanded Edition) by Jah WobbleReview by Tom Roebuck. John Joseph Wardle was born…

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Mar 05 2024
Gigs For Gaza #2

Last months Gigs For Gaza at The Social raised over 3K for Medical Aid for Palestinians. Later this month, a…

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Feb 22 2024
‘River Rise after Mark Lanegan’ : A poem by Will Burns.

River Rise after Mark Lanegan Song like something seeping out of the rock— clear, elemental, ancient. Long lead-in from deep…

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Feb 16 2024
The Rejects: An Alternative History of Popular Music by Jamie Collinson.

An extract… I’ve worked in the music industry for more than twenty years, primarily at record labels rather than management…

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Feb 12 2024
HVN FAN ZINE #2 (HVN746)

Issue #2 of HVN FAN ZINE is here! Get it while you can. If you’ve ever wondered what the Heavenly…

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Feb 12 2024
• Welcome To The Club • The Life and Lessons of a Black Woman DJ by DJ Paulette •

Review by Nadia Younes for HVN FAN ZINE #2 coming soon… For DJ Paulette, it’s all about the dance. For…

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