15DAYStolive The things to catch this fortnight

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CocoRosie MUSIC The freak folk sisters, Sierra and Bianca Casady (aka CocoRosie) return, with some dodgy artwork, yes, but some beautifully oddball, fairytale sounds too. See preview, page 60, and album review, page 2

63. Classic Grand, Glasgow, Wed 12 May.

Katy Brand COMEDY Direct from ITV2 (though don’t hold that against her), Katy Brand is taking her big ass comedy characters on tour. See First Word, page 2. Perth Theatre, Tue 4 May; Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 5 May. 1

3 Alan Warner BOOKS Warner’s characters from The Sopranos are back, now all grown up for sequel The Stars in the Bright Sky. See preview, page 31. Published by Jonathan Cape on Thu 13 May.

Velvet Re-launch

4 LGBT/CLUBS The much-missed club for women who love women finds a fabulous new home

at the SpeakEasy. See preview, page 58. SpeakEasy, Edinburgh, Sat 8 May.

The Blue Hen THEATRE No Limit People and Des Dillon bring us an earthy comedy about a pair of 5

Four Lions FILM Chris Morris decides to smash yet more taboos with controversial (of course) 6

aspiring Coatbridge chicken breeders. See preview, page 83. Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 5–Sat 8 May; Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Thu 13-Sat 15 May, then touring. comedy Four Lions, based on the blundering exploits of a group of wannabe Jihadi terrorists. See review, page 43. Selected release from Fri 7 May.

4 THE LIST 29 Apr–13 May 2010


7 MUSIC Faust might bring their concrete mixer, but the German experimental rockers have been told ‘strictly no fireworks’ on stage. See preview, page 59. The Arches, Tue 11 May, part of Behaviour festival.