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Somerset House Summer Series: MGMT

Somerset House Summer Series: MGMT

MGMT Somerset House Summer Series July 9th, 2018 by Jenna Johnston MGMT’s sold-out concert at Somerset House was a surreal and bold evening that began with their warm-up act Cola Boyy. I hadn’t heard of this act before and, while one Reddit thread would have you believe he’s an invention of MGMT (!), his sweet […]

Somerset House Summer Series: David Rodigan and The Outlook Orchestra

David Rodigan and The Outlook Orchestra

David Rodigan and The Outlook Orchestra Somerset House Summer Series July 8th, 2018 by Jenna Johnston ‘Tonight, we will take a journey back to the roots and origins of reggae’, announced David Rodigan at the opening of his night with The Outlook Orchestra at Somerset House; and it was a spectacular trip through the archives […]

Somerset House Summer Series: Don Letts presents Bass Forward

Don Letts presents Bass Forward

Don Letts presents Bass Forward Somerset House Summer Series July 7th, 2018 by Jenna Johnston The first weekend of this year’s Somerset House Summer Series hosted Don Letts present Bass Forward, his specially curated tribute to bass culture in British music, with live and DJ sets from Jazzie B, Congo Natty, Wiley, Norman Jay and, […]

Somerset House Summer Series: Chromeo

Chromeo with support from ODESZA July 9th, 2015 Summer Series at Somerset House The annual Summer Series at Somerset House returns July 9-19 for its 2015 run.  Set in one of London’s most beautiful courtyards, this year’s lineup is as impressive as ever, with the excellent Chromeo kicking off festivities on the evening of the […]

My eyes are green – cos I eat a lot of vegetables

Erykah Badu Somerset House Summer Series by Miscellaneous Hmmmm. I had been looking forward to this gig all week, and even went so far as to proclaim today Badu Day (only the sounds of Erykah were permitted in my vicinity), but in the end I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. The […]

Elbow at Somerset House

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Features, Music, Review | by — July 14, 2006

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by Hot Cross Burns Here’s a quick history lesson: Somerset house was completed in 1780 after the government of the day ripped down a beautiful Tudor palace (how British) in favour of a grand building to house The Royal Academy of Arts, and various government riff-raff including the Navy (hmmm, wish I’d been about then!). […]

Bedtime stories like the man Chuck Norris

Damian Jr Gong Marley Somerset House Summer Series by Miscellaneous Last night we saw Damian Jr Gong Marley play at Somerset House and jolly good it was too. I enjoyed it immensely. The tunes were fun and bouncy and everyone was jigging away just as they should. There were lots of Jamaican flags being waved […]

No way José

José Gonzalez Somerset House Summer Series by Joanna Orland Somerset House is a glorious 18th century building, home to a central courtyard where the Somerset House Summer Series is held, this year featuring many well established musicians including José Gonzalez on July 7th. This didn’t really seem like a Friday night event, but more like […]