Comedy Music

Today in London: Tuesday 5 March 2013

By | Published on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

So, representing culture in the capital today we have brutish sketch animals Beasts and, for girls and the girlishly-inclined and un-brutish Anaïs Mitchell and Melody’s Echo Chamber:


Beasts, Canal Cafe Theatre, 5 Mar
“Side-splitting” (says ThreeWeeks), sketch-acting he-creatures Beasts (nee Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd) will have you all wincing (with hilarity) at their acrid witticisms and silly faces, as they bid a last ‘adieu’ to their wildly-prasied 2012 Edinburgh Fringe show. Details and tickets here.


Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Cecil Sharp House, 5 Mar (pictured)
Songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, whose beautiful solo LP ‘Young Man In America’ came out at the beginning of the year, will play a live recital of tracks from her new one, ‘Child Ballads’, an anthology borrowed from folklorist Francis James Child. She appears with multi-instrumentalist pal Jefferson Hamer tonight at Cecil Sharp House. Details and tickets here.

Melody’s Echo Chamber, Scala, 5 Mar
Having collaborated with Perth-based psych types Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on her first LP ‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’, Parisian artiste Melody Prochet (and her new live band) this evening blesses the Scala with her hippy-ish pop allure. Details and tickets here.

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