First Call, Last Call
Friday 19 March 1999
SCOTTISH PROG-PUNK band Idlewild (right) perform a one-off spring date in May. They have a legendary gigging reputation, and while the four young lads make sure chaos is a standard, Idlewild offer a rare example of sophisticated punk rock. Citing The Stooges and Nirvana as influences, musically they are more of a cross between Jesus and Mary Chain and Blur. Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq champions their cause and the music press seems united in the view that they are well worth seeing.
The Garage, Glasgow (0141-332 1120) 31 May
FOR THOSE determinedly avoiding the bustle of the Monet exhibition, here's your chance to see it in peace. Murmurs of discontent about crowds and long queues should be silenced when the Royal Academy follows the lead of some supermarkets and, for the show's last couple of days, stays open for 24 hours. Although it's debatable whether the after-effects of a night out and plenty of alcohol will enhance appreciation of the Impressionist's work, Monet after Midnight could potentially be wonderfully deserted and serene at 5am, allowing it to be appreciated in solitary bliss.
Royal Academy of Arts, London W1 (advance tickets 0171-413 1717) 17-18 Apr
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
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Pharrell Williams says 'Blurred Lines' criticism is out of context
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Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
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Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'