Akira Sakata and Rie Nakajima at The Ikon Gallery
The legendary Japanese Free Jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata,who has worked with Bill Laswell and Pete Cosey, performs with experimental artist Rie Nakajima, whose current exhibition Cyclic is on display until the 6th June, check out our feature here. Nakajima’s melding of of sculpture and sound is unique with every performance possessed of a stark individuality, this will be the first time Sakata and Nakajima have worked together outside of Japan.
Tue 1 May 7pm at Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS www.ikon-gallery.org
The Theory of Everything at Journey Film Club
With the sad passing of Stephen Hawking in March this is the perfect opportunity to catch James Marsh’ powerful biopic featuring an incredible performance from Eddie Redmayne as the genius physicist.
Tue 1 May 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Expresso 90 Second Film Festival at The Mockingbird
Organised by Solihull College and Northampton University, but open to all filmmakers, with the only proviso being that submitted movies should be no longer than one and a half minutes, excluding credits. Tonight’s event features the festival finalists with the winning entry receiving the prestigious reward of being screened before features at The Mockingbird for the duration of May.
Thu 3 May 7pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA filmfreeway.com
WRCKG at Subside
The Dutch hardcore heavyweights WRCKG bring their UK tour to Digbeth’s Subside courtesy of Surprise You’re Dead promoters. Last years self titled EP is a barrage of jackhammer riffery and violent vocals, check it out here.
Thu 3 May 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Kaleidoscope #4 at The Night Owl
The fourth outing for Birmingham’s killer mashup of art and music, Kaleidoscope. Starring this time is the indie-cabaret patter of The Bank Accounts, off this planet and decidedly surreal musical tomfoolery with GorillaBot and the pop majesty of The Nature Centre. Artists displaying, and selling, their work include Hope Rosemary, Hannah Al-Shemmeri and Alan Maddie-Cottam.
Thu 3 May 8pm at The Night Owl, 17-18 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
GorillaBot at The One Trick Pony Club
Your second chance this week to share in the demented chaos of the three out of space aliens Ben Bot, El Bajo and J’Rilla, as GorillaBot bring their whole beep roadshow to The One Trick Pony Club, expect an eclectic diaspora of musical noise only matched in its idiosyncrasy by the high-vis shuffle dancing of Mr. Bot.
Fri 4 May 8pm at The One Trick Pony Club, 93 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DD www.facebook.com
Published on: Sun 1 Apr 2018