Preview: Ones to Watch at Bushstock Festival, 15/06/19

Quick as a flash, the festival season is back upon us. Away from the tents and temporary toilets and tipis is a festival that has, for ten years now, brought a host of stunning artists to London's W12. Topping the bill at Bushstock this year is Matt Corby, Nova Amor and Gang of Youths, but [...]

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Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 – Bravery

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]

Live review: Bear’s Den at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 23/04/2019

Quiet but loud, seared with heartache but soaring with joy; west-London's Bear's Den thrive in the contrasts, the way they tackle sorrow with lilting positivity. Returning to their old neighbourhood for a two-date run at Shepherd's Bush Empire, it's clear Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones have plenty on their mind as they plough quickly through [...]