Has the horoscope told you that one of the best ways to start the New Year is going to a concert? If you are a big fan of Italian music and you live in London, TIJ Events has a great choice of gigs starting from now until March.
The first date will be Immanuel Casto and Romina Falconi, the two LGBT icons who will play on Tuesday 31 January at The Forge, in North-West London. The king of “Porn Groove”, whose real name is Manuel Cuni, has worked as art producer as well and released many provocative albums and songs that show an ironic take on sex and pornography, in a dance-electronic music style.
On 16 February Il Teatro degli Orrori will play at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. The rock band was born in 2005 and has released four albums with La Tempesta Dischi. “Not music for your feet. Music for your brain”. That’s how they define their music.
Established in 1989, Punkreas started playing in a small village in the province of Milan and became one of the most important Italian punk bands. After the release of the new album, ‘Il lato ruvido‘ (out in April 2016), featuring Lo Stato Sociale and Modena City Ramblers, the band will bring their ska punk songs to Brick Lane on 2 March.
Punk is not your cup of tea? Do you prefer quieter music? So Giovanni Allevi‘s is probably what you need. The pianist, conductor and composer will play on 10 March at Cadogan Hall in Belgravia. The enfant terrible who has shocked the musical Academia with his extraordinary talent has also a degree cum laude in Philosophy. Did you know that?
11 March will be the turn of Elio e le Storie Tese, one of the most ironic Italian bands, that will play at o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in White City. Established in Milan in 1980, Elio e le Storie Tese gained much popularity thanks to their informal style and their ability to make people laugh with their lyrics.
Do you prefer the so-called indie music? Dente, aka Giuseppe Peveri, has released in October 2016 his last album, ‘Canzoni per metà‘, and will play at the Forge in Camden on 22 March. His tour ‘Canzoni per metà’ will start in Latina in January and will end in Amsterdam.
And if you love rap music don’t forget to save this date: on 2 April Salmo will play at The Garage. His last album, Hellvisback, was the best seller Italian rap album in 2016. That’s why Maurizio Pisciottu from Olbia doesn’t need any introduction. Famous all over the world, he just transformed the Italian rap scene mixing electronic, rap and hardcore music.
Last but not least, Afterhours will close these four months of great Italian music. Their last album, ‘Folfiri o Folfox’ was released in 2016 and was immediately acclaimed by their fans. In the meanwhile the frontman, Manuel Agnelli, took part as a judge in the Italian edition of the TV programme X Factor, contributing to make the band more popular. Afterhours will play on 21 April at the o2 Academy in Islington.