Tuesday 12 December 2017

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week


Future Islands
Future Islands
Johnny Giles
Robert Glasper Experiment
Ed Power

Ed Power

Whether you are staying in or going out, we pick the events not to miss this week.

Going out?

The jazz odyssey

Robert Glasper Experiment

Robert Glasper Experiment

Jazz innovator Glasper has reinterpreted the work of Radiohead, Nirvana and David Bowie while his own compositions are infused with the energy of hip hop and dance. Tuesday, Whelan's, Dublin

The 24 hour party people

Future Islands

A moody electro pop act fronted by a sweaty dad-bod advocate - Future Islands really shouldn't work yet somehow do. The Baltimore band will be in Ireland showcasing their singular fusion of propulsive grooves and Samuel T Herring's uplifting lyrics. Monday, Dolan's, Limerick; Tuesday, Opera House Cork, Wednesday, Black Box Galway, Thursday, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

The geek out

MCM Ireland Comic Con

Star Wars stormtroopers, Game of Thrones actress Nell Tiger Free (aka poor Myrcella Baratheon ) and a life-size replica of Lightning McQueen from Cars are among the highlights as this celebration of fan culture returns.

Tomorrow, Sunday, RDS, Dublin

Staying in?

The book

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Just out in paperback, this riveting non-fiction book tells the 'you couldn't make it up' story of the San Francisco heiress kidnapped by left-wing terrorists only to temporarily be converted to their cause. Author Jeffrey Toobin wrote the book upon which The People Vs OJ Simpson was based - American Heiress is every bit as hair-raising.

The TV show


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Johnny Giles

Irish international turned top soccer pundit John Giles looks back at his life and career in a fascinating and revealing new documentary.

9pm, Monday, RTÉ One

The box set


Netflix has been cancelling shows as if it was going out of fashion (farewell Girlboss, Bloodline, Sense8). But the streaming goliath is still producing new content, with Naomi Watts starring as a therapist who develops a prurient interest in the lives of her patients. Reviews have been mixed - though it is safe to predict Watts' performance will be more comprehensible than her recent turn in Twin Peaks. Netflix from today.

Irish Independent

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