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Today in London: Wednesday 15 May 2013

By | Published on Friday 10 May 2013

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd

Oh, now this is just ridiculous. It’s Straw Hat Day, y’all, and we’re all well (un)aware what that entails. So strap on that wicker headpiece and saddle up your London cultural buckaroo with this lot…


Chris Hardwick, Leicester Square Theatre, 15 May
Prince of the comic-flipping sci fi heads Chris Hardwick – who writes for Wired and in 2008 started niche geek mecca Nerdist – is beaming into the LST for a night to highlight his various (starship) enterprises. Details and tickets here.

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, Udderbelly Southbank, 15 May (pictured)
An anarchic night of high-IQ comic geekery designed to tickle ‘the insatiable sci-curious’ (and starring lab technicians Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney), ‘FOTN’ is set apart by its live experiments, sing-songs and stand-up mathematics. Details and tickets here.


King Tuff, Birthdays, 15 May
Signed to go-to rock label Burger Records, mussy garage bum King Tuff – maker of catchy psych-pop hits like ‘Alone And Stoned’ and ‘Anthem’ – is recreating the very same hits live tonight at Dalston’s Birthdays. So… go watch him do that, or else. Details and tickets here.

Pinkunoizu, Electrowerkz, 15 May
Specialising, or so it’s said, in a tropical cocktail of ‘lo-fi, high-life, nu-folklore, 1960s Asian pop and post-apocalyptic future rock’, Copenhagen/Berlin-based octet Pinkunoisu (that’s Japanese for ‘Pink Noise’, clearly) set aside space to play tracks off their leisurely new LP ‘Free Time’. Details and tickets here.

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