Rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes of the Odd Box Weekender this brand new festival brings a heap of exciting acts to The Shacklewell Arms via three promoters with a keener-than-keen eye for some of the sweetest music around. Taking place over three days, bands are travelling from all over the globe to partake in this celebration of the DIY scene and culture, so we’re expecting a really positive and life-affirming event. A brief glance over the line-up reveals a host of prime LiS choices such as Two White Cranes, Trust Fund and Tim Ten Yen, but we’re equally excited to just get lost amongst the fun, and do some learns about some brand new acts. Hell, if Otoboke Beaver are coming all the way from Japan, we can definitely hop on the 76 bus to Dalston.
RUMBLE IN THE JUMBLE 5
We’re giving you an early heads-up on this as it’s an event we always get in our diaries as soon as possible. Now in it’s fifth year, Rumble In The Jumble returns to Oval Space for another opportunity to furtively hunt for celebrity jumble. With donations from people you might have heard of like, oh: Kate Moss, Gizzi Erskine, Foals, Mark Ronson, All Saints and Little Simz, there’s bound to be some incredible finds. More importantly, all proceeds go toward Oxfam’s efforts to establish greater gender equality in Myanmar.
BYRON – THE COOKBOOK
A few years back we were at the Admiral Codrington eating Fred Smith’s already famous burgers. Also there? A certain Tom Byng. Turns out he had the proverbial lightbulb above his head, as well as a burger in his hands. Did you spot our claim at being present when burger history was made there? Since then Tom and Fred have worked together on all kinds of Byron magic, starting the Byron Burger Club and coming up with countless specials (Chilli Queen, Le Smokey and the Freddar Dawg still our favourites). The good news? They’re all in this book. In fact, almost the entire Byron menu is in this book, as well as recipes for all our favourite foods (so yes: chicken wings, wedge salad and cheesecake, plus much much more). The book itself is sumptuous, dripping with burger knowledge and so many hunger-inducing photos. And ain’t it gonna look just great sitting next to the Pitt Cue book on your shelf?
CULTURE NOW: BRIAN ENO
Ahead of a new exhibition, Brian Eno: Light Music, opening April 29th at the Paul Stolper gallery, this event finds Eno in discussion with writer Paul Bracewell. Given the artist’s long-time fascination with the visual and aesthetic possibilities of light (something that seems to tie-in with his legendary explorations in ambient music), this should be a revealing conversation as they delve into the themes and inspirations that fire Eno’s creative synapses in the fields of light and music manipulation, and that resulted in these six new pieces of art.
CHICK‘N’SOURS vs BREDDOS TACOS
Well, we’ve not mentioned chicken wings since, erm, the previous page. We really like chicken wings, and whilst there’s no playing favourites in wing world, if you’ve found better than Chick‘n’Sours, please let us know. Do we like tacos? We are humans, of course we like tacos – and few more than those dished up by StreetFeast stalwarts Breddos. They also won Taco Wars, so… What do we know about this event? We know it’s free, we know it lasts all day, we know Chick‘n’Sours and Breddos are total fryer bosses. We know enough to know we’ll go.