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Confident Music For Confident People

Buzzing off the back of two sold out gigs at The Social and Seabright Arms, Confidence Man return to play at The Moth Club in Hackney. So if you didn’t have any plans for next Wednesday yet, you do now. You can thank us later.

Man Bun Ken

Popular culture is evolving at supersonic speed, so it would be strange if Barbie and Ken hadn’t changed since their creation in 1959. Ken with a man bun was only a matter of time. If you’re a fan, you can go to the exhibition launch which promises to bring the best vintage Kens out of the archive. It’s launching today in Soho-based store Machine-A and will be open for two weeks. Those who attend will be able to get their hands on a special Ken t-shirt designed by Martine Rose.

The Legend Of Stephen Murray

Another great event is happening this weekend. House of Vans is welcoming BMX legend Stephen Murray to celebrate the launch of his harrowing autobiography ‘Staying Strong’. Winning Gold at both X and Gravity Games, Murray is a true BMX hero. In 2007, his life changed completely when he had an accident that left him paralysed from the neck down and confined to a wheelchair. Hear his story this Saturday from 3 pm.

Liam Gallagher is on a Roll

After Bryan Ferry, Dizzee Rascal, Richard Ashcroft and his brother Noel, it’s Liam’s turn for the British Masters treatment as he tells journalist John Doran about nights out with Maradona, Steve Coogan and John McEnroe as well as his forthcoming debut solo album ‘As You Were.’ Labelling himself as “one of the f*ucking true great rock n roll singers on the planet”. Needless to say, this interview is pure gold.

Nuns That Bun

Aubrey Plaza, best known for her role in Parks and Recreation, has found a new hobby in smoking weed with nuns. Yes, that is a thing. A brilliant chronological presentation of the gradual high, and the way the mind wonders. Conversation topics include pizzas being vegetables, Jesus smoking weed and trimming buds. It’s great viewing.

Pop-Up Videos Are Back!

Last week, Arcade Fire unveiled their latest single, “Creature Comfort”, via a flashy, strobe-filled video directed by Tarik Mikou, parodying VH1’s classic Pop-Up Video show. The band provides some wild anecdotes which are mostly fake, but very funny. “Creature Comfort” is taken from Everything Now, out July 28th and co-produced by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter.