- September 12, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 If you like folk music and/or the music of artists such as Will Oldham or Magnolia Electric Company then This Is The Kit could be the ticket for you this week. There is an understated quality to Kate Stables’ music: the layered intertwining melodies on recent track ‘Bullet Proof’ are quietly affecting, and effective, for example.
Concorde 2, 19 September, 7.30pm, £15
2 Ne-Yo is a great R & B act with some brilliant pop songs across all of his albums, and he’s refreshingly at least a bit feminist with songs like Miss Independent. I’m hoping he plays ‘When You’re Mad’ so I get to hear the line “sex you all over the place”.
Brighton Centre, 17 September, 7pm, From £54.65
3 Fancy Chance at the Marlborough this weekend is a time travelling spectacle which sees the main character transform from Korean refugee to darling of the London cabaret scene. You can expect offbeat comedy, original song and some film stuff too.
Marlborough Theatre, 15/16 September, 7.30pm, £7.50/£9.50
4 Rubyyy Jones puts on courses for the study and development of solo neo queerlesque work. She will be presenting a show featuring graduates from her course: this showcase is named Ladyyylike, referring to the themes of femme sexuality, neo feminism and queer female identity that are addressed in the show and by the performers.
Komedia, 17 September, 7.30pm, £10
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Andrew O’Neill, misanthropic comedian, steam-punk musician, and transvestite voice on BBC Radio (a very good two-part series from his comedy show about being a transvestite) is in town turn his attention to his other passion: Heavy Metal music. ‘The History Of Heavy Metal’ turns O’Neill’s attention to extraordinary stories from larger-than-life characters, Norwegian black metal, and the ‘eccentric’ fans.
Komedia, Friday 15 September, 7pm, £9
6 Fans of Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit should book tickets for this ASAP: WiFi Wars. Hosted by one of the programme’s captains, Steve McNeil, this is a live comedy game show in which the entire audience plays along. Bring your smartphone or tablet, make sure you’ve got plenty of battery left, and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges for prizes.
The Old Market, Monday 18 September, 7.30pm, £10/8
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 We’re loving the gentrification of the seafront arches, which make the perfect foil to the space-age i360 (love it or hate it). And particularly pleasing about their regeneration is its attraction to Brighton’s creative community, as exciting new artspaces emerge, such as the delightful Nigel Rose Gallery.
Here you’ll find a truly welcoming home to some of our favourite local artists, such as painter Geoff Hands and sculptor Alison McGechie. Whether you’ve an eye for abstract, landscape, portraiture, wildlife paintings or sculpture you’ll find it here along with an eclectic collection of glorious antiques. Definitely worth a stroll. www.nigelrosegallery.com