Music News (And Pete Doherty, Too)

By london_ken Last edited 170 months ago
Music News (And Pete Doherty, Too)

Guerilla-gigging rockers The Others will feature in an event at the V&A on 25th February. According to the V&A, 'Agitate - Educate - Organise' is a "Social documentary on today's everyday life voiced by young poets, novelists, artists and musicians. Poetry reading, story telling and installations." Londonist suggests the V&A get writers that don't make its events sound so dull. Anyway, as The Others' rather more interesting announcement says, the band's film 'Guide to Guerrilla Gigging' will be playing throughout the evening.

Rufus Wainwright tours his new album Want Two around the UK in April. He plays the Shepherds Bush Empire on 15th April. Want One was a favourite with one half of the Londonist household with its luscious harmonies and string arrangements, but the Rolling Stone review suggests that Want Two will be an altogether more challenging record. Tickets available from the usual suspects.

To follow up on a previous post, Razorlight have rescheduled their London dates. They'll now play the Ally Pally on 23rd and 24th March, replacing the 11th and 12th February dates, respectively. Tickets remain valid and refunds are available should you not be able to make the rescheduled gigs.

You might have noticed Londonist has been silent on the Pete Doherty news this week, mainly because we find it all a bit tedious. Something about the Doherty Circus we didn't find tedious, however, was the Newsnight interview broadcast at the back end of last year. In fact, it was probably one of the saddest things Londonist saw on the box, as it is obvious the man is talented yet seemingly unable to stop destroying that talent.

The short interview shown last year has now been turned into a full 30-minute special to be shown at 11.30pm on Tuesday 15th February on home-of-the-films-with-subtitles-watching-classes BBC Four. An odd choice of channel, given BBC Four's usual output, but it does illustrate the dichotomy of Doherty as tabloid fodder and Doherty as talented musician worthy of high-brow discussion. Londonist will do our best to keep focusing on the latter.

Last Updated 04 February 2005