Culture Diary w/c 25-06-12

Tuesday – Mission to Lars 9pm @ FACT

‘The Road trip of a lifetime with just one condition… Tom’s.’ So reads the tag-line for documentary Mission to Lars. The condition? Tom Spicer has a form of autism, and the mission is for his siblings Kate and Will, as they work to fulfil Tom’s dream of meeting Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica.

Wednesday – God’s Official 8pm @ the Unity Theatre £10

The writer of last year’s Dead Heavy Fantastic, performed at the Everyman, Robert Farquhar returns with God’s Official. A tale of football, kidnapping and faith, it stars David Kennedy Jones as the abducted official of the title – his crime, a dodgy refereeing decision. This time the Unity Theatre is home for Farquhar’s brand of comedy.

Memento 6pm @ FACT

In 2000, a new name announced his arrival with Memento, a strange but compelling piece of neo-noir. Christopher Nolan, latterly director of the re-vamped Batman and Inception, signalled his intentions for carving a place in modern Hollywood for himself with this, arguably still his finest film.

Thursday – Ital 10pm @ The Shipping Forecast £7

Earlier this month, Laurel Halo heralded the arrival proper of Deep Hedonia, promoters looking to shake up the musical landscape of the city. Striving to offer an alternative to the typical white guys with guitars that so often dominate, they continue in that vein by inviting Ital – a man putting a new spin on classic and deep house – to The Shipping Forecast. Support comes in the form of Forest Swords, Isocore and Hive.

Saturday – The Big House single launch 7.30pm @ The Kazimier £9

In 2007 the world seemed to be Candie Payne’s oyster. On the back of well received debut album I Wish I Could Have Loved You More, next step looked to be climbing the pop charts. Then, quiet. After something of a sabbatical, Payne is back, this time with the Zuton’s Paul Molloy in tow as The Big House (pictured). Playing a mash-up of Northern Soul and west coast rock, the pair  have so far kept things on the down-low, but with a single to launch expect to hear those career cogs crunching once more.

Sunday – Gigantes Album Launch 6pm @ Mello Mello £5

It’s a good week for gigs in the city. Ital, The Big House and Jesca Hoop (not quite squeezing onto Culture Dairy) amongst them. You couldn’t complain about a lack of variety. Joe Hirons and David Smyth – Gigantes – are another world away again though. A heady mix of avant garde and kraut space rock, their record Death To The Beast is released through Lancashire and Somerset. With support on the night in the form of Paddy Steer and Mugstar’s Peter Smyth, this looks a fiver well spent.

Posted on 26/06/2012 by thedoublenegative