There has been a distinct drop in temperature this week, which can make the less audacious amongst us want to stay indoors and hibernate with our thermals until spring.
Yet with ‘C-Day’ drawing ever so near it would be such a shame to waste this merriness in the air by staying in your living room. There is still much to be enjoyed in London this weekend, from comedy to live music. See for yourself.
Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies
Having been partly responsible for many of the comedy gems on our TV screens, namely 'The Office' and 'Extras', Stephen Merchant is back for his debut solo stand-up, 'Hello Ladies'. This weekend the show comes to London’s Hammersmith Apollo, where it has already received wide acclaim from the like of The Times and the Evening Standard. Bursting with amusing anecdotes and harsh critics, this show is must-see for comedy buffs and sitcom fans.
Friday 9th December, 18:30-21:00. Hammersmith Apollo, W6 9QH. Tickets £25-£35.
Clash Magazine Xmas Party
Clash Magazine are bringing the best music from 2011 to The Lexington in King’s Cross, featuring performances from genre-subverting specialists Three Trapped Tigers. Supported by a sea of electronics and guitar washes from Worship, with trippy beats from duo Alpines, expect surprise DJ sets and some of the best music you’ve heard all year.
Friday 9th December, 20:00-4:00. The Lexington, King’s Cross, N1 9JB. Tickets £10, free after 11pm.
LWE & Tribe presents… Circus & Never Say Die
This weekend Tribe will be uniting two of the powerhouses in dubstep at one of London’s freshest venues, Electric Brixton. Responsible for some of the biggest underground anthems in the past two years, both Circus and Never Say Die are in charge of an exciting selection of talent who will be playing exclusive sets for the Electric Brixton crowds. Headlining is a live performance from Foreign Beggars, with label bosses Flux Pavillion and Skism going head to head in a ‘battle of the bosses’ set. Topped off with performances from Slum Dogz & Funtcase and Zomboy, this is a bass night not to be missed.
Saturday 10th December, 22:00-6:00. Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ. Tickets £12.50.
Fabric with special guests RPR SOUND & OSTGUT-TON
This weekend sees Romania, Germany and England come together in what is guaranteed to be an exceptional night of house and techno. Room one is set in motion by resident Terry Francis joined by RPR SOUND, also known as Romanian DJs Rhadoo, Raresh, and Petre Inspirescu. Room two sees Craig Richards hosting his ‘The Nothing Special’ night with two must-see Live shows from techno producers Falko Brocksieper and Phil Keiran. Finally, room three is taken over by Berlin’s Ostgut-Ton with a mammoth line-up consisting of the First Ladies of Panorama Bar, Steffi, Tama Sumo, and Virginia. One word: Wow!
Saturday 10th December, 23:00-10:00. Fabric club, EC1M 6HJ. Tickets £18 + BF.
Have a great weekend!