Today in London: Saturday 23 February 2013
Setting aside the fact that its Sword Swallowers Day today – for health and safety’s sake, if nothing else – take in this culturally-sharp array of the most easily palatable goings-on London has shoved down its throat tonight:
TODAY’S MUSIC CHOICES
NME Awards Tour feat Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace, O2 Academy Brixton, 23 Feb (pictured)
The NME has solicited four very relevant bands to play each and every date on its yearly Awards Tour, and they are Beatles-esque mop-top Miles Kane, keen-eared alt-pop lot Django Django, Birmingham band Peace and grandmas’ particulars Palma Violets. Details and tickets here.
Soundcrash presents… Tru Thoughts, Koko, 23 Feb
A conscription of artists, all signed to Brighton-based imprint Tru Thoughts, featuring Quantic, Hidden Orchestra, Anchorsong, Zed Bias and Wrongtom & Deemas J, play a special Soundcrash-hosted label night at Camden’s Koko club tonight. Advance book for four paying guests, and take in a fifth free. Details and tickets here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
This House, Olivier Theatre, 23 Feb – 11 May
“This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy”. Deemed a veritable smash when it first played at the NT’s mini space, The Cottesloe, last year, playwright James Graham’s acclaimed political drama – as sets its scene amid a 1974 ‘hung parliament’ caught in a financial crisis – is promoted to the Olivier. Details and tickets here.