The Shindig! Broadcast becomes a monthly club

As well as a print mag, this site and a radio show, Shindig! have now launched a monthly club night in North London. We hope to see you there

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As we go along we will have all manner of guest deejays, but to keep it nice and simple for the first night it’ll be Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills, Hugh Dellar (whose idea it was to start this), Andy Morten and Paul Osborne spinning the wax. This will be a relaxed affair with good food, booze and sounds. Following a genre rule book isn’t what the The Shindig! Broadcast is about. Our intent is to share good music, meet people and have fun. We’ll see you there then.


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Pure’s Evoke F3 DAB – the Shindig! Readers Survey prize.

Win one of these beauties in the forthcoming Shindig! Readers Survey 2016

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Evoke F3 with Bluetooth

Not only does DAB sound great (with 10 presets) on this small box, but podcasts and internet radio are simple to access once logged into your home network too. I don’t have Spotify Premium, so have haven’t tested that, but I can say that streaming music from iTunes via Bluetooth is easy and gives great results. Although only mono the drivers in the speaker give more than enough of a punch in the sound department. It’s powerful, punchy, loud and certainly good enough for listening whilst cooking or washing-up; more than enough, in fact. Although not possessing sound quite as decent as Bose’s Soundlink Mini – which, of course, is only a bluetooth speaker –  Pure give the buyer more than enough for the cost of this great little multi-tasker.

Internet radio is certainly the way things are heading, and it’s very easy to use. The Evoke F3 has access to thousands of internet only stations and the BBC podcasts. Having another bluetooth speaker is also another major plus. If you have a Bose Soundlink in the bedroom and want to continue playing music from your iPhone in the kitchen, this little box does the job admirably.

To win one of these all you have to do will be to provide your answers to the Shindig! Readers’ Survey which will be sent out to those on our newsletter and accessible here on Monday May 16th via our Reader Survey tab.

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The Fugitive Truth

In this exclusive adjunct to this issue’s FAMILY DOG feature, co-founder Luria Castell’s daughter Moanna sets the record straight. 

GREG HEALEY listens in

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Family Dog originators Luria Castell, Ellen Harmon and Alton Kelley, snapped in 1965 by fourth man, Jack Towle


The story of The Family Dog, as currently documented, is riven with contradictions, in what seems to be a victory of dramatic narrative over actual truth. One individual who had their reputation damaged by this was Luria Castell. Unfortunately, Luria passed away on December 12th 2014, but her daughter, Moanna, kindly agreed to give an interview to clear things up. Read more The Fugitive Truth


Ryley Walker to team up with Danny Thompson

A match made in heaven


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Fresh from a recent UK and European jaunt earlier this year and with the acclaim in many “best albums of the year” awards for Primrose Green, Ryley Walker will return to the UK in February for what will be a very special tour. He’ll be joined onstage by the legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, one of the founding members of Pentangle, who has performed with the likes of Richard Thompson, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more, helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. As well as performing works from his two acclaimed albums, the shows will likely include some new Ryley Walker material. Expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional.

In advance of this, Shindig! asked Ryley how their first meeting went and what can be expected of the pairing: “Excellent! Me and Danny met up for tea in his nice little suburban home and had long conversations about blue note records and his wife made the most banging squash soup I’ve ever had! I’m in good hands. Expect a heady evening with each gig!”

Dates/info below:

Wednesday 17th February – BRISTOL – St George’s
Thursday 18th February – OXFORD – The Bullingdon
Friday 19th February – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow
Saturday 20th February – LONDON – Bush Hall
Sunday 21st February – BARTON-UPON-HUMBER – Ropery Hall
Tuesday 23rd February – STOCKTON-ON-TEES – The Arc
Wednesday 24th February – CLITHEROE – The Grand
Thursday 25th February – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Music Room
Friday 26th February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 27th February – FARNDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – The Band Room
Sunday 28th February – MANCHESTER – Band On The Wall