It’s been nearly 15 years since Lauryn Hill released her opus debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Since then we’ve been waiting (in agony) for that sophomore follow up. If our sources are to be believed (and they are), new official-album music is beginning to circulate – and it’s said to be sounding very, very good.

Fingers tightly crossed.

After a slew of questionable performances, Mrs Hill will return to London for the first time in 5 years on April 14th to perform a ‘one-off’ live show at the Indig02. Tickets will be on sale from Friday March 23th, at 9am via Live Nation and will be priced £38.50, £42.50, $47.50.

Will you be attending?

Happy to announce that we’re proudly representing London in all things R&B and Soul for the fast growing modern day jukebox, 22Tracks. We’ll be diligently curating the best playlist possible for your aural pleasure, showing some of what we do here – over there.

Having been major fans of the music platform since it launched a couple years back in Amsterdam. 2 years and 60k Facebook fans later, London is the third city to receive the 22Tracks wave.

To celebrate the city’s launch, 22Tracks are holding a free launch party at CAMP in East London this Thursday. The best selections from the likes of other 22Trackers, hosted by MC Judah and of course we will be there spinning some selections.

More info here.

We’ll see you at the dance!

Update: 22Tracks London has officially launched! All 22 playlists are now live, including our SOUL/R&B channel. Peep our first 22 selections which includes: Jessie Ware, Frank Ocean, Evy Jane, Usher, AlunaGeorge, The Weeknd, Alby Daniels, Lapalux and many more. Each week we’ll add 5 new songs. Head over now – 22Tracks.com – spread the word!

After a 4 year hiatus from touring the UK, Radiohead will return this October to play 3 dates at Manchester Arena (October 6th) and London’s O2 Arena (October 8th & 9th). Tickets go on sale March 9th at 9am – purchase here.

In an attempt to prevent secondary ticketing the band (known for their innovative distribution methods) are implementing a number of measures for ticket buyers. These include a paperless ticketing system, limiting the number of tickets allowed per transaction, disallowing name changes after purchase and most surprising – requiring a photo ID to gain entry to the shows. For more information on the restrictions go here.

It’s pretty safe to assume tickets won’t be around for very long – assuming more dates will be added if so.

Deviation have announced a stellar line-up for their 50th session at Concrete this coming Wednesday (March 7th).

To celebrate the milestone anniversary they’ve invited the omnipotent Hudson Mohawke, along side Mercury Prize nominated DJ/artist/producer James Blake to spin exclusive sets. The night will mark Blake’s Deviation debut. They’ll both share DJ duties with resident Benji B who will be spinning for the remainder of the night alongside trusted mic keeper Judah.

£7 all night. Peep the full flyer after the jump…

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February is here, time to explore some new sounds we say. Check out Soul sonics provided by Natalie Duncan, Ren Harvieu and Zara McFarlane, or perhaps a dose of quality Indie from the likes of Tennis or Ghostpoet. Or maybe something a bit in between like Willis Earl Beal, Portico Quartet and Azealia Banks

London is offering it all this month. Click the jump and go explore.

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On February 27th, Robert Glasper will release his awe-inspiring new album Black Radio into the world. The 12 track accomplished body of work will feature an array of sensation collaborations from the likes of Erykah Badu, Bilal, Mos Def, Musiq, Lalay Hathaway, Lupe Fiasco, Meshell Ndegeocello and more.

On May 14th, Glasper will being his Experiment to London, specifically to the Barbican, to celebrate his new LP. He will be joined by collaborator Bilal along with a host of other “special guests” – and if my sources hold true (which they will), the artists taking part will drop some jaws (and/or drawers).

Tickets are priced £10-£25 and are on sale now.

January blues?

No need for such things if you’re lucky enough to live, work or visit London this month. There is a little something for everyone. Despite a bit of a slow start in the live scene, mid month things are starting to kick off with the likes of LedisiLana Del Rey and Childish Gambino in town. Also Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2012 holds a stellar line up this weekend. Can expect Thundercat, SBTRKT, Julio Bashmore, BADBADNOTGOOD et al.

Get into that and more after the jump.

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Deviation will be celebrating the festive season at Concrete this coming Wednesday (December 14th), with a special 5-hour set from Benji B. With a successful year behind them the Dev crew will be closing the year with a proper salute to the very best sounds that dropped over the past 12 months.

Tickets are £7 on the door. 9pm-2am. Arrive early.

Santa skanks.

This is certainly starting the year off right.

On Saturday 21st January, Mr Peterson is back with his annual worldwide awards at KOKO and it’s another year of stellar talent. The seventh year anniversary will have performances from Thundercat, Michael Kiwanuka, SBTRKT, Bad Bad Not Good, Julio Bashmore and plenty more acts to be announced.

Cop your tickets from here. You know PinBoard is all over this…

Yoooooo! Live In LDN is back! After an unplanned hiatus  full of lots of pre planning, projects and generally making sure PinBoard is the ‘ish next year for you guys. Ultimately meaning this feature was on hold.

Now back in the mix, London is treating us well to end the year. The last editions of the year from unsigned One Mic and Writers Block, veterens De la Soul are in the city and those Swedish soulsters Little Dragon will be here rocking Sheps Bush.

14th, Joleon Davenue, Shakka, G.R.E.E.Ds, Kaleem Taylor and Daley – just some of the artists we introduced you to this year will be out and about too.

Enough of the chat, lets get to it.

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