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Radar Live Kicks The Hell Off

By Jaimie Hodgson

Posted on 05 Nov 09


Radar had another little party the other night. It was nothing but pure distilled aceness.

It kicked off our new monthly residency @ Upstairs At The Garage, in Highbury, London, under the banner of 'Radar Live'.

As a brief means of explanation, every month we're hosting in this very special intimate setting (just 120 peeps), a showcase of our current Radar stars and breakthrough alumni. It's like totally a kinda 'I swear I was there!' type scenario...

We foolishly booked Gaggle to open, forgetting that their alto section alone would fill-up 60% of our capacity

Wolfgang did his thing next. Bolstering his bold claim to Number 1 Cheekboned Cred-pop Solo Male 2009.

Marina And The Diamonds topped the bill. I sat here staring at my monitor for approx 37 minutes wracking my brains as to a glowing, pithy remark to make about Marina, until I finally realised that I have in fact totally exhausted every single possible combination of positive/pithalicious adjectives in relation to her over the past twelve months. So I'm settling with: 'Marina, she's good.'

Next month we have another killer night lined-up. Headlined by New York's splendid indie quartet The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and support from two -for the time being secret - acts we're VERY amped/pumped/stoked/etc about, one solo lass from down south, and one nonsensically named four-piece from up north. Cannee wait.


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