Kairos4tet at Capstone Theatre
Talking of jazz, the MOBO award winning Kairos4tet are a stunning ensemble fusing fresh, youthful playing with classics, and soulful singing from Emilia Martensson. Don’t think jazz is your bag? This is the place to reassess your stance. It’s got ‘crossover appeal’ written all over it.
By The Sea single launch at Leaf
The always entertaining By The Sea release their double A side new single (the blissful Dream Waters and new track Eveline) this week, ably supported by the brilliant Echo Lake. Producer Bill Ryder-Jones is on the virtual decks, and, all in all, a good night is guaranteed.
Cool and crisp notebooks
We admit it, we’re stationary geeks (actually, stationery geeks too) at SevenStreets: we love nothing better than a finely tooled notebook and slim propelling pencil. We used to have to order Field Notes from that internet thing. Now we can get their papery goodness from Utility in town. Wilfully under-designed note books for the more discerning scribbler.
Fringe Box Sets
It’s definitely box set season isn’t it? But life isn’t all nostalgia porn and artfully conceived epics a la Mad Men and The Wire. Sometimes you just want to curl up in front of some well-made trash. And our current fave is Fringe: sort of X-Files meets CSI, but with bags more fun, and an acid-casualty old-hippy as a central character, the brilliant Walter. Sci-Fi can be knowing too, you know.
TED Radio Hour at NPR
We all know TED offers a fascinating discovery of the intersection between tech, design and culture. But we all know that, sometimes, you wander off mid-talk. That’s why the always excellent NPR has taken the TED format and remixed it – offering talk highlights, director’s commentaries and spin-off thinking based on the original subject. Listen to Where Ideas Come From and see what we mean.
Ted Radio Hour