THURS­DAY 13.04.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

FUTUREJAZZ Yussef Ka­maal Su­gar Club, Dublin, 8pm, ¤15, the­sug­ar­club.com Jazz mu­si­cians cre­ate their sound out of what they hear around them, and for key­boardist/pro­ducer Ka­maal Wil­liams (aka Henry Wu) and drum­mer Yussef Dayes, that has been club scene of their na­tive Lon­don, and par­tic­u­larly the city’s pi­rate ra­dio sta­tions, pump­ing out all hues and flavours of EDM. Dayes is part of that new generation of drum­mers who have learned to ap­ply the pro­grammed grooves and loops of jun­gle, garage and grime to the acous­tic drum­set – the ad­van­tage of course is that a live drum­mer can re­act to the room and to the other musi- cians in a way that a ma­chine never will. Wil­liams scat­ters his own fairy dust with dreamy beds of 70s in­spired synths and key­boards, but re­ally, it’s all about the grooves. CL THEATRE Levin & Levin Ev­ery­man Theatre. Apr 10-15 (No show Fri) 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) ¤20/¤18 ev­ery­man­cork.com In the Rus­sian pogroms of the early 20th cen­tury, two broth­ers es­cape per­se­cu­tion by mak­ing their way into Europe un­der

dis­guise. But they aren’t broth­ers, they’re sis­ters, and in Aideen Wylde’s new play for Bro­ken Crow, even that is a bit of an act. Per­formed by Wylde and Ge­orge Hanover, who play Bub­bie and Ida, the show fol­lows the lives of two of the European cabaret scenes most fa­mous male im­per­son­ators, us­ing vaude­ville, clown and slap­stick to in­clude con­tri­bu­tions from Rasputin, Freud and Hitler in their gen­der-swap­ping odyssey. Veron­ica Coburn and Bryan Burroughs di­rect an ode to dis­place­ment. PC ART Re­sort Tamsin Snow and Sarah Ty­nan. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Main St, Bray, Co Wick­low Un­til April 22 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie In this col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mis­sion, Sarah Ty­nan has made a dis­in­te­grat­ing gallery-within-a-gallery, di­ag­nosed by Re­becca O’Dwyer in her ac­com­pa­ny­ing es­say as ex­em­pli­fy­ing the de­cay of utopian mod­ernism in its empty, post­mod­ernist in­car­na­tion. Paint­ings of seg­ments of fruit still hang on the walls “de­pic­tions of cor­po­ra­tised, sub­jec­tive well be­ing”, a “vain at­tempt to stem this rot”. Things don’t get any bet­ter. To­day’s “zom­bie mod­ernism” is ac­tu­ally a late-cap­i­tal­ist zone of ram­pant com­mod­i­fi­ca­tion, where choice is re­duced to ir­rel­e­vant con­sumer op­tions. Tamsin Snow’s video Show­room is “a CGI walk-through of a spec­u­la­tive au­topsy fa­cil­ity”, a sleek pro­mo­tional pitch in which glossy tech­nol­ogy re­places the messy scalpel. Life and death – “health and pres­ence” – are brushed aside, mere fod­der in the cap­i­tal­ist endgame. AD CON­CERTINA MAGIC Cormac Be­g­ley The Cob­ble­stone 9pm Adm free cob­ble­stonepub.ie The con­certina is en­joy­ing a spec­tac­u­lar re­nais­sance at the mo­ment, and there’s none to com­pare with the rich lyri­cism of west Kerry player, Cormac Be­g­ley. Tonight he launches his solo debut, in the splendid com­pany of Tony MacMa­hon. Be­g­ley’s ex­ten­sive tune reper­toire (en­com­pass­ing some very fine tunes of his own mak­ing) is matched by his re­mark­able col­lec­tion of con­certi­nas which in­clude the pic­colo, tre­ble, bari­tone and bass in­stru­ments. Be­g­ley’s no stranger to the er­rant tale or two ei­ther, so ex­pect a rich ta­pes­try of song and story to cel­e­brate his first solo ex­cur­sion into the deep blue of the tra­di­tion. SL

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