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Something for the Weekend (11-13 April 08)

Whether you're a rocker a roller or a relic, here's Ben's tips for the weekend ahead

Published on April 18th 2008.

Something for the Weekend (11-13 April 08)

Now you Sia...
Having long provided vocals for down-tempo electronica band Zero 7, Australian songstress Sia embarks on her own solo outing.

The tour stops off in Liverpool this Friday and will showcase brand new tracks from Sia's new album 'Some People Have Real Problems'. See below for a little taster of her song Buttons

Warning: The video's a little disturbing.

Sia @ Carling Academy, Hotham StreetFriday 11 April
Doors open 7pm
£14 adv

Oxjam glam
If you're into your bands, (and why wouldn't you be?) look no further than the Zanzibar this Friday night. A whole array of up and coming indie bands will take to the stage and if the noise gets too much for you, there's also some great acoustic acts upstairs.

And it doesn't stop there. Not only does your entry fee gain you access to a whole bunch of wondrous music - it's also for bloody good cause.

Oxjam is the event and your money will go towards tackling poverty by supplying people with healthcare, education and fresh water.

It's worth the entrance fee alone just to see Lyons and Tigers whose songs include My pants are too tight and Crystal Meth on BBC Radio.

For details of all the bands playing click here

Oxjam @ Zanzibar, Seel Street
Friday 11 April
7:30pm til late
£4 before 9pm / £5 after

Road to Riuven
What to say about this lad? His name's Riuven – well his real name's Robert Morris. You may recognise him from Liverpool's Capital of Culture launch where his performance caused quite a stir. Riuven - his scally alter ego - boasts about robbing cars, drug taking and fighting with goths. Robert claims it's all a joke. Is it funny?

Anyway, any negative feedback has only fuelled the buzz and it's the launch of his album "I'm Only Messin!! (Or Am I?!)" this Friday. Below Riuven ad libs to some youngsters in Sevvie Park. See what you think.

**Exclusive Riuven interview this Monday or Tuesday...**

Riuven - Album Launch Party
Friday 11 April, Barfly, Seel Street
7pmTickets - £6 adv
Buy Tickets

Garston joy
The New Slaughterhouse gallery celebrates its re-opening with an evening reception on Friday with special guests including Phil Redmond.

The contemporary art gallery has moved to 50 St Mary’s Road, Garston and will re-open with an exclusive Adrian Henri retrospective. Adrian’s career encompassed painting, poetry, performance, song and playwriting and the exhibition will showcase some of those interests, fascinations and loves.

The New Slaughterhouse Gallery launch
Friday 11 April
50 St Mary's Road
Garston Village
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 1-5pm

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8 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

riuvenApril 10th 2008.

yeh like a retard .

Garston ParkApril 10th 2008.

I thought he spoke like that because he'd had a stroke.

AliApril 10th 2008.

'Special' can have alternative meanings...

Mungo LloydApril 10th 2008.

He has a Special Need for a barber...

puzzedApril 10th 2008.

Why is Phil Redmond described as a Special Guest? He turns up to the opening of a can of beans - and causes as much indiscriminate farting.

Our LordApril 10th 2008.

EVENTS: So many to go to, so little time. I turn up to the opening of every event. Recent quarterly statistics agree with this. I have attended a record number in 2008. Art galleries, book signings. I speak. I don't speak. If people say they can't find something of interest in my column, then they aren't reading it properly. One Step Forward, One Step Back, just like the Culture Company. And only this week it was St George's Day. Truly an 08 event. Culture is often more about individuals that individual events. And I can say that again.Events: To me they are like the opening of a ciggie packet - and Sheila Grant used to smoke.

Tricky WooApril 10th 2008.


Our LordApril 10th 2008.

LEAKS. Well, I would know all about those, wouldn't I?How many times do I have to get up in the night for one? Once again, too much of my time is spent on them. Subversive, overt. I may be a millionaire from Frodsham but I'm not getting any younger or any more coherent. There are two types of leaks but more of that later. Confidential leaks (like mine,although I've told you now) and the other one which is big and green and you make soup from.Leaks: Another word for a long streak of piss - and how many times have I been called that?

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