Another weird weather week over and a lovely little weekend to ponder – indian summer. Can you really believe it is almost time for Christmas shopping, no, nor can I and yet they are at it, in the super markets already. An talking of weird, Elton John is going to make a Biopic of his life, not sure who will play the young Elton….but I doubt Brad Pitt will sign up.
Twofers today was a tribute double, to REM, who announced they are splitting up the band, and doing other things. REM came out of the student melting pot in Athens georgia back in 1978. So on Twofers I played one old and one new….
‘The one I love’ (live) and ‘Supernatural superserious’.
My Comedy show picks for this week……
David Schneider: Live and Jewish – 25th Sept 2011
Best known for his roles alongside Steve Coogan in “I’m Alan Partridge” and “The Day Today”, David Schneider will delight us with an evening of stand-up, slapstick and the odd song, as he sheds his light on the role of Jews in popular entertainment. – Jewish Museum, Camden.
Lee Evans’ “Roadrunner Tour” 28th Sept – 2nd Oct 2011 • O2 Arena
Lee Evans is embarking on his most ambitious tour to date… playing 50 nights in some of the country’s biggest arenas, to more fans than he’s ever played to before. Catch “Roadrunner” when it comes to London this September
Live music pick for this week;
|Sun 25 Sep||
Bombay Bicycle Club – Barfly Camden
Indie rock band from Crouch End who won the Road to V competition in 2006, for the chance to open that year’s V Festival. Since then, the band have gone on to do more festival appearances, UK tours and released their debut album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose in July 2009.
|Mon 26 Sep||
Echo and the Bunnymen – London Palladium
The Liverpudlian indie band formed in 1978 and initially scored top ten hits with ‘The Cutter’ and ‘The Killing Moon’. Ian McCulloch left the band in 1988 whilst Pete de Freitas was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident the following year.
|Tue 27 Sep||
The Bluetones – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Britpop indie band from the mid-nineties who momentarily filled the gap that the Stone Roses left behind with their jangly pop melodies.
|Wed 28 Sep||
The Wombats – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Popular three-piece indie band from Liverpool.