- February 27, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 I love Mitski, her album Puberty 2 is the indie rock album I listened to most last year. The songs are consistently brilliant, the lyrics refreshingly candid, the guitar and vocals attention-grabbing. Just listen to the brilliant ‘Your Best American Girl’ if you need any more persuading. If you go to one gig this weekend, make it this one.
The Haunt, 4 Mar, 7pm, £10
2 The Handsome Family, (made famous when Far From Any Road was selected for the theme tune of True Detective) are touring their latest album Unseen. They sound like a fairly mellow alt-country band but the lyrics are often dark, and there are soft banjo underpinnings and Emmylou Harris style backing vocals to enjoy too.
Concorde 2, 3 March, 7pm, £15
3 Thrive is a production aimed at young people which uses humour, movement and spoken word to portray the experience of trauma, and how to feel optimistic when dealing with it. Inspired by true stories, reviews have also praised it for being amusing, so don’t worry if you’re wary of stuff that’s too dark.
The Old Market, 4 March, 6pm & 8pm, £8.50
4 I saw George Dillon last year revisiting some older shows and was captivated by his impressive technical proficiency. Words seemed to leap out of him in wild bursts or in quieter, more contemplative tones. This Saturday sees him revisit 2002’s The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight.
St Luke’s Church, 4 March, 7.30pm, £5-£10
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Winner of 2016’s Edinburgh Comedy Award with this show, Monkey See Monkey Do, Richard Gadd rocks up with an incredibly personal show that’s not for the fainthearted. Including drugs, sex, and gratuitous violence, he questions what it means to him to be a man.
Komedia, Wednesday 1 March, 8pm, £12/10
6 Hotfoot it over to Bexhill to see Rob Brydon’s return to stand up after a five-year break. I Am Standing Up… showcases the Would I Lie To You and The Trip star’s wit and wisdom with this brand new show.
De La Warr Pavilion, Friday 10 March, 8pm, £32.50
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 At her eponymous gallery in the South Lanes, Kellie Miller has drawn together a triumphant triumvirate for her new show ‘Rhythms’. Rachel Williams works across disciplines ranging from oil on canvas through to paper and plastic. But it’s her first love – printmaking – that fires her desire to make the transferred marks that permeate her work.
Growing up in North Yorkshire has had a lasting impression on Kerr Ashmore, whose atmospheric landscapes explore a fascination with the movement of light and dark and her emotional response to it. Finally, Finn Dam Rasmussen produces contemporary vessels and forms inspired by modern abstract sculpture, often using salt glazing to enhance the tactile qualities in his pieces. From 25 Feb to 13 March.