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Weekend round up (26-28 Mar)

Emily and the Faves, reggae raves and Brouhaha waves all summed up by Dave

Published on March 27th 2010.

Weekend round up (26-28 Mar)

Crave the Faves
Music and art goes together like Titanic Iron Curtain and a pork pie with pies.

Many were enchanted by the sonic/eyeball combo of Sculpture Remixed at the Tate Liverpool, courtesy of Wayne Hemingway, his son, a bunch of suggestive metal mash-ups and Copacabana in Latin American pounding in their ears.

Now we've got a threesome with thrills at the Walker Art Gallery as Emily and the Faves perform an acoustic set in one of the world's most brilliant buildings. Better yet it's on Saturday afternoon, when your alternatives are swanning round the shops or rehearsing at the bookies for the big race one week on.

Emily and her Faves have a touch of The Pipettes about them. You might remember them as The Respectable Horses, or from a short time ago when The La's called them "unique on a world scale".

Emily has two Wizards of Twiddly backing her, Andy Frizell and Andy Delamere. Rejoice - the sound of summer is here.
*Emily and the Faves, Saturday March 27, Walker Art Gallery, 2pmSunday March 28 - 3345, Parr St. 7pm

Brouhaha makes you go CUC-oohComfort zone addicts, beware: it's all going bonkers in the city on Saturday as the kids of carnival prod, poke and point out the bits of Brouhaha that make dreams come true, come July.

It's taster time for Liverpool's excessive extravaganza of colour and costume merge for Brouhaha International Street Festival.

The Contemporary Urban Centre hosts a show of this year’s carnival costume designs while your lobes are seduced with vigour thanks to the dynamite performances of Dutch dance-troupe Got Skills , spoken word poet Rommi Smith and live music from Janiece Myers, F.O.E, OffLicence and Batala.

The 19-year-old event proper, running like crazy from 16th to the 24th July, will see over 260 performers from around the globe heading to the city to take part in ten days of colourful carnivals, exciting festivals, and interactive community workshops.

The festival will close with The Liverpool International Carnival in Princes Park on the Saturday the 24th July, marking this year’s theme of ‘Reincarnation’ - Mixing the Race of the Nation’.
*Brouhaha launch: Saturday March 27, 4-8pm at The Contemporary Urban Centre, 4 Greenland St, L3

Polyphonic feast
If you like your music comprising notes and beats, you can't go wrong on Friday night.

Whipping up a frenzied indie-folk following is Mancunian-right-now trio My Albatross, presumably named other than after a recent episode involving Tiger Woods and a tree.

Studio 2 - whose steely Art Deco curves previously held dear to a posse of legendary recording alumni including Barry Manilow and Diana Ross - host the prodigal triad hailed by XFM as the next big thing. Sayeth the wireless station's anchorman Pete Mitchell: "They take you places you can only dream of". In which case, mine's a double, lads: Cindys Crawford and Lauper.

See what they do in the video above. The night of musical mayhem completes with supports Ashville and Terra Alpha.
*My Albatross, Friday March 26, Studio 2, 23 Parr Street, L1. Free admission, doors 8pm.

Liverpool life, lingeredWe all saw the news of its blaze last year and thought it was doomed, but The Bluecoat's only fire that matters is in its belly.

This weekend - Saturday, specifically - sees an all-dayer of the calibre we've come to love the city's hidden performance paradise for.

Migration Songs II is presumably a sequel. It all kicks off this time with a screening of reggae-ridden The Harder They Come, a screening of the seminal 1970s film.

A free networking session follows, exploring 25 years of arts and entertainment in the city through the eyes of Liverpool's diverse community.

Eritrea, Ethiopia and Eccles are framed in an enthusiastic one-man show by playwright Lemn Sissay, and the day of discovery finds a delicious end with a jamboree of live music, poetry and self-expression courtesy of the likes of Sense of Sound, Grace Nichols and Curtis Watt.

Be stimulated.
*Migration Songs II: All Dayer.
The Harder They Come, 2-4pm £3/£2
Networking session, 4-6pm, Free
Lemn Sissay, 6.30-7.30pm, £10/£6
Liverpool Liming, 8.30-10.30pm, Tickets £10/£6
Saturday March 27 at The Bluecoat, School Lane, L1

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Sir William WaltonMarch 25th 2010.

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