Its all going on today- Mud & Madness race and the Phoenix FM Quiz night after that; glad I’m just at the quiz….. after all it is my birthday on Monday and one has save one’s self…right?. Ok that is my story, still I will go for a run after the show in respect.
We had a crop of new music today, The Brand single from Depeche Mode- ‘Heaven’; which was the first airplay in Essex and London.. We also heard from A Superb Scottish artist- Analog Angel and the brand single from an EP due for release on Feb 11th, from Kovak- Radiate. I will be sing them on March 14th, supporting Tenek and headliners Republica….
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store 10th Feb 2013 • Comedy Store
Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Josie Lawrence
Stewart Lee (and Guests) Stand-Up For Kids – 11th Feb 2013 • Leicester Square Theatre
Stewart Lee and other top comedians are getting together for a one-off event at the Leicester Square Theatre, to make people laugh and raise money for “Action For Kids”, a national charity working with disabled kids.
Alan Davies, at the Hammersmith Apollo – 16th – 17th Feb 2013 • Hammersmith Apollo
It’s been ten long years since the star of “Jonathan Creek” and “QI” last tried stand-up, but after a hugely successful tour of Australia, Alan Davies is back on stage with a brand-new show.
My music pick for this week;
Tue 12 Feb Darwin Deez – Heaven, London
A New York indie-pop collective fronted by the enigmatic Darwin Smith. Formed in 2009, the band found initial recognition in the UK as opposed to their US homeland. Slobbered over by the NME, Darwin reached the top 10 of the hipster bible’s ‘Cool List’ and appeared on the cover of said tome. The band released their eponymous debut album in April 2010, which went straight to number three on the UK Indie chart.
Wed 13 Feb Kate Nash – Sebright Arms, Hackney
London-born singer-songwriter best known for her melodic ditties about modern life.
Fri 15 Feb The Datsuns – Dingwalls, London
Sexy New Zealand rockers who were once championed by the late great John Peel at the beginning of the noughties. The NME considered to the Kiwi band to be an essential part of the New Rock Revolution in 2002 and they are still touring and playing in front of sweaty young audiences.
Join me next week for fine little archive interview with KRAFTWERK- To commiserate for not getting to see their sell gigs at the Tate Modern.