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Four things this weekend (15-17 April)

John Head, Dave Jackson, Waterloo Beer Festival, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monro and art at Edge Hill

Published on April 15th 2011.

Four things this weekend (15-17 April)

Jackson, Head and O'Shea
DAVE Jackson, singer songwriter with The Room, Benny Profane and Dead Cowboys, releases his first album under his own name. Cathedral Mountain (which isn't his name) was written, recorded and produced with Liverpool legends John Head (The Pale Fountains, Shack, John Head and the Streams) and Tim O’Shea (Send No Flowers, Shack, John Head and the Streams).

Cathedral Mountain came about when John Head challenged Doctor Dave to come up with an album’s worth of song ideas which he would help write and produce.

Tim O’Shea completed the team (that's them there).

An old unreleased Benny Profane song, Jerked to Jesus, was given a re-vamp with a female backing choir, featuring John’s sister, Joanne. Only the lyrics remain of the original song, only ever recorded as a Peel session.

Dr Jackson’s songs are “miniature stories, set in noirish parallel worlds”. If you want to find out more, go see him, Mr Head and Mr O'Shea perform all of this at the Scandinavian Church.

*Harvest Sun Promotions present Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountain Choir; Tula; The Readymades; Professor Yaffle. 8pm, Friday 15 April @ Gustaf Adolf's Kryka Church (Scandinavian Seaman's Church), 28 Park Lane, Liverpool 1. Bring your own ale. Tickets £7 from: http://tiny.cc/dxfq8 or Probe.

Fine Edge
A group of first year fine art students from Liverpool John Moores University are this weekend showing their stuff at Metal, the artist’s laboratory space set up by Jude Kelly at Edge Hill Station.

Detournement explores a variety of themes through film, painting and photography aiming to provide a platform (ho ho) for ideas concerning the subversion of mainstream culture.

This is part of a project that Metal has been working on in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University allowing the students to develop their studio practice within the public realm. More to the point, you might pick up something by a big name of tomorrow, if you know what you are doing.

*Detournement, Until Tuesday April 19 (closed Sunday) Metal at Edge Hill Station. Tunnel Road, Liverpool. L7 6ND. 0151 707 2277.

Get the ale inApart from the obvious, another thing happening in a church this weekend – and where you definitely won't be bringing your own ale - is the Waterloo Beer Festival.

Right throughout the weekend from now till Sunday, you can enjoy 25 cask ales and ciders from around the UK, Allgates, Ilkley Brewery, Spire, brought to you by the Liverpool Organic Brewery.

Posh pies and cheese too, to stop you falling over, all in the delightful surroundings of Old Christ Church (the big sandstone jobbie five minutes walk from Waterloo rail station).

*Waterloo Beer Festival, Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Merseyside, L22 1RF. Thurs-Sun, 14-17 April. Tickets, £5, from a variety of good pubs in the city centre or from here http://www.waterloobeerfestival.com/tickets Frank and Marilyn
“An evening of pure nostalgia with just a dash of sauce,” goes the blurb.

In a tribute to the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Era, for two nights only Mo*Nique’s will be hosting a star-studded tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra and the legendary Marilyn Monroe as they sing their most famous showbiz hits. Accompanying them and completing the classic 50’s feel will be breathtaking performances from Gypsy Rose Lee and Daiquiri Dusk re-enacting vintage burlesque.

Playing homage to Frank Sinatra will be David Knopov, bringing his amazing ‘Perfectly Frank’ routine, recently staged to uproarious applause in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall as part of “Simply Big Band”.

Joining him on stage is Laura Nixon as Marilyn Monroe, who Steven Coogan apparently swooned over as ‘the sexiest Marilyn since Monroe’.

We hope it wasn't while he was being Alan Partridge.

*The Frank and Marilyn Show, Mo*Nique’s, 3 Temple Court, Matthew Street, Liverpool L2 6PY. Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April 8.30pm. Tickets: £20. Call: 0151 227 1131.

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CheekablueApril 15th 2011.

Think the beer festival is 125+ brews, not 25 - if not I'm gonna be disappointed!

Town BoyApril 15th 2011.

Waterloo? Crikey that's a bit remote isn't it?

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