Ade Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds
Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones, Bottom) leads The Bad Shepherds – a four-piece band who
play covers of old punk songs on folk instruments. Covering everything from The Clash through to Kraftwerk, the band are touring in support of their recent album Yan, Tyan, Tethera, Metheral. Yeah, me too!
Sunday 9 May, Komedia. Part of the Brighton Festival Fringe, www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk
Hard to believe he’s still at it, but Mark E Smith has got to be one of the most prolific songwriters of recent times. Under his leadership, The Fall have released 28 studio albums plus countless other recordings. defined by Smith’s poetic delivery and generally underpinned by abrasive guitar work.
Sunday 9 May, Concorde 2
This is Pure Scenius!
Genius is individual, scenius is communal. Here seven individuals, including Brian Eno, Karl Hyde, Jon Hopkins, Leo Abrahams and The Necks, come together to imagine new forms of music, realised over three consecutive performances on one day…
Sunday 9 May, Concert Hall, Brighton Dome. Part of the Brighton Festival, www.brightonfestival.org