Culture Diary w/c 16-01-2012

Monday 16 – Powder on DVD/Blu-ray

Kevin Sampson’s tale of music industry shenanigans centres around the grams, a bunch of lads united by the drive of front man Keva. Hailed by the NME as ‘the best book ever written about being in a band’, Red Union will hope that getting Starsailor’s James Walsh on board for song-writing duties will help provide similar cult success for the movie.

Tuesday – Touch of Evil 9pm @ FACT

Directed by Orson Welles and boasting a stellar cast including Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Welles himself, Touch of Evil is rooted firmly in film noir territory. Famed for its opening and closing sequences, it is also remarkable in that it was seen as a picture lucky to have Welles’ involvement. This after all, was the man who directed Citizen Kane, ‘slumming it’ in b-movie territory.  Nevertheless, it’s now considered by many as one of his finest accomplishments as a director, which is saying rather a lot.

Shield Your Eyes 19:30 @ Next to Nowhere, Bold Street, £3 OTD

Having celebrated their first year this weekend just gone, Behind The Wall of Sleep aren’t ones for resting on their laurels. This evening brings together Shield Your Eyes, touring their new record Vol 4, slacker psych-rock from a band with a (deservedly) growing reputation, The Left Hand ,and spoken word trio Eyes.

Wednesday – Future Shorts 20:00 @ The Kazimier, £3 OTD

A Small Cinema presents its pick of the best of international short film over the last year, celebrating this with a change of venue. The Kazimier should prove the perfect new home for the likes of David O’Reilly, Juan Pablo Zaramella and Michael Please, alongside award winning films from Luke Matheny and Ruben Ostlund.

Thursday – Lanterns on the Lake 19:30 @ Static Gallery, £6.50 adv

Yeah we already previewed this at the end of last week, but we failed to mention that alongside the very fine headlining act, Harvest Sun have assembled their usual bill of impressive offerings. This time we’re treated to Secret Garden Gathering, TJ & Murphy, and The Big House, featuring the wonderful vocals of Candie Payne. Treat yourself, usher the weekend in early!

Posted on 16/01/2012 by thedoublenegative