fri 22/05/2015

Thomas H Green

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Bio
Thomas writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and Mixmag. He has been a consistent presence in the UK dance music media since the mid-Nineties and has also written more broadly about music and the arts elsewhere. He has written one book, Rock Shrines, with another on the way. An ageing raver, he’s still occasionally to be found in nightclubs as dawn approaches.

Articles by Thomas H Green

Benjamin Clementine, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Benjamin Clementine’s idea of repartee with the audience is producing a clementine orange and smiling shyly. Clad in his trademark greatcoat-over-naked chest, with bare feet and outrageous pompadour...

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L'Oublié(e)/The Forgotten, Brighton Dome

Those expecting an evening at the circus tonight, such as L’Oublié(e)’s advertising hinted at, were in for a shock. I saw a few children in the foyer and would be intrigued to know what they made of...

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Nina Conti, Theatre Royal, Brighton

“Two-and-a-half hours? That’s one hell of a long puppet show,” said a friend. We had, however, read the Brighton Festival programme wrong. The pre-interval section of last night’s show was a...

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CD: Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys

The pendulum of Róisín Murphy’s creativity has long swung wildly between massively pop and trickily artsy, right back to her hit-making millennial days in Moloko. She followed these with a wilful...

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Periplum 451, Preston Barracks, Brighton

Free events at celebratory citywide occasions such as the Brighton Festival are a mixed blessing. Unfortunately, the fact they’re free means we’re supposed to be thankful even when they’re actually a...

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theartsdesk on Vinyl: Volume 5

The big vinyl storm in the US media over the last month has been a kerfuffle about VNYL, the service that hoped to do for vinyl what Lovefilm used to do for DVDs. The idea, backed by a hefty and...

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CD: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell first put out a joint album only a couple of years ago but their association goes way back, before either’s mainstream US fame. Crowell was working closely with...

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Brighton Festival book events: The Moomins and the French Resistance

The Brighton Festival has all manner of talks during its three week run, audiences with everyone from octogenarian French avant-garde filmmaker Agnès Varda to ceramicist Edmund de Waal, author of The...

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Squarepusher, Brighton Dome

There’s an odd duality about Brighton tonight. Post-election, it’s a righteous oasis, a green and red bubble amid a sea of blue. Most of Britain may have chosen to systematically destroy the NHS and...

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CD: Chungking - Defender

Chungking are Brighton's great could-have-should-have band. Appearing around a decade ago the trio, enigmatically fronted by singer Jessie Banks, offered up an opulent alternative take on the whole...

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On Liberty, hosted by Shami Chakrabarti, Brighton Dome

Shami Chakrabarti pointed out early on that she is “grim and worthy” and that stand-up is not her strong suit. Despite this, svelte, petite and wearing a sharp back outfit, she acted as compere for...

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theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Peter Perrett

Peter Perrett (b. 1952) is best known as the singer and songwriter of The Only Ones, a group who originally flared to brilliant life between 1976 and 1981. Born to an English policeman-turned-builder...

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CD: Palma Violets - Danger in the Club

“A lot of bands want to over-complicate their second album,” says Palma Violets bassist Chilli Jesson in the press release. “We know that we didn’t.” This is a manifesto they adhere to with results...

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The Return of Peter Perrett

Five songs. Five new songs is what we get. Not much on the face of it but this is still a very special occasion. Peter Perrett has resurfaced and in the basement of Rough Trade West he, with backing...

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10 Questions for Human Rights Campaigner Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti (b. 1969) is the director of the civil liberties organisation Liberty, a position she famously and, some would say, fortuitously took up the day before 9/11. Raised in suburban...

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Public Service Broadcasting, Corn Exchange, Brighton

A band are doing well if they have their audience laughing and cheering before they’ve even hit the stage. Such is the case with Public Service Broadcasting who show a creaky public information-style...

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Benjamin Clementine, Theatre Royal, Brighton

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McQueen, St James Theatre

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Carmen, English National Opera

Broad brushstrokes and big voices in Calixto Bieito's pacey but half-c...

The Joey Arias Experience, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Iconic New York cabaret singer is witty, tender, and very rude