Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Don't Say You Haven't...

Burnt ... down the house? The ex-Talking Head and critics' darling usually dishes up a quirky brand of Freudian vaudeville at his impressive live shows but thank your lucky stars there'll be a 1,000+ others there to keep you company - with every year that goes by, David Byrne looks more and more like a David Lynch bogeyman made flesh. Tonight Town & Country Club, Leeds 0113 280 0100. Saturday, Corn Exchange Cambridge. Sunday, Shepherd's Bush Empire London.

Been ... on Thomas's teutonic trip? Schutte's pneumatic figures, Big Spirits, stood out at the Saatchi gallery's recent "Young Germans 2" exhibition and are joined at the Whitechapel Gallery by more of the artist's edgy creations. To 15 March, Whitechapel High St, London E1, 0171-522 7878.