Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Richard Hawley, Mark Kermode, Anthrax
10 February, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab
IT’S always wise to keep a regular eye on the listings at the Union Chapel as the unassuming venue often sneaks some special gigs into its listings. The latest, Richard Hawley joined by special guest Paul Weller, takes place on Thursday (Feb 16) – a rare chance to see The Modfather up close.
• Bequiffed film critic Mark Kermode moonlights on the double bass with his skiffle band The Dodge Brothers at The Blues Kitchen tomorrow (Friday).
• US metal kings Anthrax perform their third album, Among The Living, in full, together with tracks from new album For All Kings and more supported by The Raven Age at The Forum tomorrow (Friday).
• There’s yet another chance to honour the departed Prince at Purple Rain – A Celebration of Prince, at Scala tomorrow (Friday) where an eight-piece live band will play more than two hours of the purple one’s hits with Jimi Love as Prince.
• Look out for the Amy Winehouse street art trail (no doubt there will be more additions by the launch) running between March and September around Camden Town as part of the Jewish Museum’s revival of the critically acclaimed exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait – a poignant exhibition, which gives further depth to the beloved singer. There will also be a specially commissioned piece by street artist Pegasus, a friend of Amy’s, entitled Love Is A Losing Game.
• Cello Goddess Maya Beiser brings her show New York Cello to King’s Place tomorrow (Friday).
• Bloc Party play two sold out nights at the Roundhouse on Feb 10 and 11.
• LA-based ska-punk quartet The Interrupters play The Dome on Feb 11.
• Guardian Music journo Alexis Petridis is in discussion with songwriter Guy Chambers, best known as Robbie Williams’s co-songwriter, producer and musical director, at Spiritland Talks on Feb 13 for a night of conversation and listening to some of the key tracks that have shaped his life and influenced his work.
• The Celtic Fiddle Festival band celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations at Kings Place on Feb 13.
• Down With Dating –The ultimate Anti-Valentine’s night, returns with Speed Hating on Feb 14 for all those lonely hearts out there. Hide out at The Albany, Great Portland Street, where you can join the legendary Speed Hating, Blind Hate and much more.