Authors Posts by Aurora Krogh

Aurora Krogh



The Next Punk Incarnation: Starcrawler

Off stage, Starcrawler beara remarkable resemblance to any stereotypical teen gang of cult-classics like Freaks And Geeks or Dazed And Confused. Their charming awkwardness...

All Really Points East!

The organisers behind the world famous Coachella are launching a new festival in London’s Victoria Park in May 2018. Opening with a three-day festival headlined...

The Wizard of OOZ?

Dealing with the everyday complications that living seems to come with is hard enough for the average Joe, without the addition of depression. And...

Hackney Wonderland In Photos

Now in its fourth year, Hackney Wonderland recently took over three Hackney venues to showcase great new acts alongside more well-known names. Running from...

Wolf Alice at XOYO: Why Less (Space) Is Best

Bodies crammed together in a tiny space, the air reeking with booze and heat. Your eyes wander across the room, catch a face, then...

This Is ‘2017’

“Photography evades us. The various distributions we impose upon it are in fact either empirical or rhetorical, or else aesthetic, in any case external...

Vital Day For Vinyl Junkies

Barriers all the way up the street bore witness to the madness that went down in the early hours of Rough Trade's Record Store...

On The Phone With The Great Unsigned

Free Money epitomise Indie though they barely have any tunes out, yet. With their infectious riffs, effervescent rhythms and slight recklessness they are definitely...

Flying Vinyl Soars To Musical Heaven

As the sun casts a daze, there is more than a spring vibe soaring in the air over Hackney’s Oval Space. The anticipation lingers...

Real Freedom For Women: a progress report

The global celebration of women which took place on 8 March - International Women's Day - showed that we have come a long way...

NOW Gallery’s Flourishing New Exhibit

With an installation of ten thousand flowers, the springy vibe is flourishing at NOW Gallery, and as a massive flower child, I had to...

ISLAND Take You To A Place You Like

In this age where we are constantly logged on, the need for escapism is pressing. We’re searching for something to stop time, to make...

Flying Vinyl Line Up Goes Live

The Flying Vinyl festival is returning to East London this April, and today they unveiled an impressive line up. Following the success of last year's...

Why I Protested Against Trump

Last Friday I was present outside the American embassy to protest against Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the USA. Why was I there? Did...

Hello 2017

Finally! 2016 is over and I made my way to The Old Blue last to check out DIY magazine's top picks for the new...

The Year In Music: Take 3

5. Simplicity // JAWS The last remains of the B-town squad are still making waves with their sophomore album. Simplicity shows how much JAWS have...
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Wishing You A Very Indie Christmas

Here's a Christmas playlist from the Rising East music team, including bands such as Peace and The Maccabees making their musical contribution to the...

J’Accuse: Sexism In The Music Industry

  Tits. Now that I have your attention – let’s get down to business. People will go a long way in order to make lame excuses when...

An Ode To Indie

“Welcome to indie heaven”, I thought as I entered Old Spitalfields market. I was there for, brace yourself, Hipsters, the Independent Label Market. Like...

Some Like It Rough

Rough Trade. A beacon for the young hipsters and old nostalgics. An institution for the more reckless parts of English music, yet with enough...

Brexists Beware!

Brexit does not have to be Brexist! If Britain backs out of Europe, don't let it taint the atmosphere of what has been an...

Oxjamming in Dalston with Flying Vinyl’s Finest

As the lights in the backroom of Dalston’s Victoria pub dim to red and Wolf Alice’s ‘Giant Peach’ blasts through the speakers, we are...

Vinyl Junket

Aurora Krogh gets high on Hackney’s oil-based music party. “The world's first festival for vinyl lovers,” claims Flying Vinyl. Taking over Shapes, the warehouse venue...

Sunflower Bean In Bethnal Green

The New York trio stays polished and keeps it real at the same time, reports Aurora Krogh. “Easier said than done”. Describing how it feels...

Dear Entertainments Officer, Book Us Some Magic, Please!

Aurora Krogh notifies the UEL students' union Entertainments Officer: what we want is The Magic Gang; when do we want them - now! The Magic...

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