Thursday 18 October 2018

Culture vulture - What not to miss this week

 

The xx
The xx
Ed Power

Ed Power

The lol - Joe Lycett

If the gags are as groan-worthy as the title of the comedian's new tour - yes, it's called I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett - it could be an evening to remember. The UK comic is best known for appearances on QI and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Vicar Street, Dublin, Thursday

 

The gig - The xx

From minimalist mopers to down-tempo party bringers, it was all change for The xx on their 2017 album, I See You. The last time the trio were in Ireland it was to headline Electric Picnic, so this is a unique opportunity to see them at close quarters.

Tivoli, Dublin, Wednesday, Thursday

 

The film - Lynne Ramsay retrospective

Haunting, repulsive, affecting - all adjectives applicable to the work of the Scottish director, writer and producer. Her career is celebrated with a season stretching from her 1999 debut Ratcatcher to last year's You Were Never Really Here via 2002's Morvern Callar. Not many chuckles but you'll stagger away looking on the world in a new light.

Triskel Cork, Sunday-Wednesday

 

The radio show - This Ain't No Party

Donal Dineen's No Disco aired for just a few years in the early 90s but proved highly influential, boosting the careers of David Gray and The Frames among others. A new documentary talks to Dineen, Gray and other eyewitnesses.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch

2XM, Monday 5pm

 

The TV show - Patrick Melrose

Last week's opening episode was a masterclass from Benedict Cumberbatch. But he's hardly on screen in the second part of this adaptation of Edward St Aubyn's darkly wry dissection of his upbringing, as the story casts back to the 60s and Melrose's horrific South of France childhood. Sky Atlantic, Sunday, 9pm

 

The box set -13 Reasons Why

Season two of the controversial Netflix high school drama about the suicide of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). Five months on, the students of Liberty High are still processing the tragedy.

Netflix from today

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