Steven Johnson

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Steven grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, raised on a wholesome musical diet of The Smiths, R.E.M. and The Stone Roses (radical, huh?). Three years at university in Sheffield saw him make his first tentative foray into the world of music journalism, writing for the student newspaper. It is possible he spent almost as much time inside The Leadmill as he did inside lecture halls. He pretty much decided to move to London one night in 1998 whilst watching Sparklehorse and Neutral Milk Hotel play a (literally life-changing) gig at the sadly defunct Newcastle Riverside, attracted by the bewilderingly heady prospect of being able to do this kind of thing ridiculously often. Which, once relocated in the capital, he promptly did. He continues to obsess over bands like Teenage Fanclub, Mercury Rev, Yo La Tengo, Low & Tindersticks, whereas more recent musical predilections include modern classical, esoteric electronica and contemporary jazz. Steven is on Twitter: @_SPJ_
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Cornershop – England Is A Garden (Albums)
The Murder Capital @ 100 Club, London (Live)
Big Thief @ Hammersmith Apollo, London (Live)
Preview: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020 (Previews)
Douglas Dare – Milkteeth (Albums)
Rebecca Foon – Waxing Moon (Albums)
Agnes Obel – Myopia (Albums)
Dan Deacon @ Scala, London (Live)
Devendra Banhart @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (Live)
Robert Henke: CBM 8032 AV @ Barbican, London (Live)
Les Amazones D’Afrique – Amazones Power (Albums)
Sukanya @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Field Music – Making A New World (Albums)
Ride @ Barbican, London (Live)
Hayden Thorpe @ Cecil Sharp House, London (Live)
A Celebration Of Talk Talk & Mark Hollis @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Live)
Billy Bragg @ Islington Assembly Hall, London (Live)
Herbie Hancock with LA Phil/Dudamel @ Barbican, London (Live)
Weyes Blood @ Electric Brixton, London (Live)
Sean O’Hagan: “I thought, if Tyler, The Creator’s doing it, I’ll do it!” – Interview (Interviews)
Anna Meredith – FIBS (Albums)