Danny Brown, Metro Theatre, 624 George St, City; May 3, 7.15pm, $69.90, ticketek.com.au, livenation.com.au Fresh from Groovin’ The Moo comes Detroit rapper Daniel Dewan Sewell, better known as Danny Brown, as renowned for his eccentric sartorial style as for crossing genre boundaries. See what all the fuss is about at his Metro gig.
Matty B: Flanno Worries, Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville; until May 8, 8.15pm, $17.50-$22.50, 9020 6966, sydneycomedyfest.com.au He’s known as the philosophical bogan and here Matty B puts that sensibility to work with a profoundly prosaic bogan fable that will tug your heartstrings as much as it tickles your funny bone. It follows down-on-his luck Neville, led to wealth and fame only for hubris to cost him everything.
THURSDAY CHAMBER MUSIC
Beethoven & Mozart V, various venues and times; May 5-21, adult from $54, conc from $46, aco.com.au Even in Beethoven’s time, people didn’t always “get” new music. When critics and audiences dismissed his Grosse Fugue in the early 1800s, he called them “cattle” and “asses”. But appreciation for the work rose in the 20th century and esteemed music critic Alex Ross, from The New Yorker, has called it “a musicological Holy Grail”. Audiences can judge for themselves as the Australian Chamber Orchestra tours, playing Mozart and J.S. Bach, along with Ludwig Van. The tour visits Newcastle City Hall (May 5), Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall (May 7), City Recital in Sydney (May 14, 17, 18 and 20), Sydney Opera House (May 15) and Wollongong Town Hall (May 21).