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Not Brother’s Quay selection

The Badger - December 1, 2008

The first four films of the screening, Stille Nacht I – IV, are music videos, commissioned either by MTV or by rock band His Name Is Alive.…

Film & Theatre
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Waltzing across the screen

The Badger - December 1, 2008

When trying to find someone to go to Waltz with Bashir with, I described it as it is, an animated Israeli documentary about soldiers’ recollections of the first…

Music
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Mosshart and Hince kill the mood

The Badger - December 1, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2400" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Jamie Hince (left) and Alison Mosshart (right) of The Kills (Photo: Melayna Lamb)"][/caption] The Kills @ Concorde 2, 21st November If I’m completely…

Music
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Brighton’s adopted son comes home

The Badger - December 1, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2410" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Photo: Ben Hobson"][/caption] Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ the Brighton Centre, 23rd November Standing among the huge crowd gathered at the…

Film & Theatre
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Choke

The Badger - November 24, 2008

In Clark Gregg’s latest adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk novel, Sam Rockwell (Assassination of Jesse James, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) plays sex-addict Victor Mancini, cursed with…

Film & Theatre
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Baad story

The Badger - November 24, 2008

The film begins with the story of Ulrike Meinhof, a middle class journalist who through the responsibility felt by many descendants of the Nazi generation becomes involved…

Film & Theatre
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There’s No Short Straw with Short Films

The Badger - November 24, 2008

As one of the Film Editors of The Badger I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve never really watched short films before, at least not at a…

Music
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Alice Russell – Pot of Gold (Pinnacle)

The Badger - November 24, 2008

As a big fan of Quantic, the Columbia based DJ and producer with whom Alice Russell has worked, I had high hopes for this album. Well before…

Music
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Haunts – Haunts (Black)

The Badger - November 24, 2008

Hailing from north London and Hertfordshire, Haunts prove that indie can grow and throw up new strands of music. (more…)

Music
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Hot Chip: the real McCoy

The Badger - November 17, 2008

[caption id="attachment_1976" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Hot Chip - Photo: Ben Hobson"][/caption] Hot Chip @ The Brighton Dome, 5th November When I order peanuts at a bar my expectations…

Film & Theatre
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Cine-city hits Brighton

The Badger - November 17, 2008

From 20th November until 7th December, Brighton will become a haven for fans of independent and international cinema, as the Cinecity Film Festival is back for its…

Film & Theatre
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Oliver Stone goes easy on ‘Dubya’

The Badger - November 17, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2086" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="This is my happy face..."][/caption] Director Oliver Stone, famous for his talent of depicting the lives of historical characters, embarks on one of…

Film & Theatre
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Max Payneful

The Badger - November 17, 2008

  [caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Only a really twisted film would involve suppositories this big..."][/caption] Max Payne was the video game one particular film-obsessed teenager had lovingly…

Music
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Introducing Cara Dillon

The Badger - November 17, 2008

Cara Dillon is a young folk musician from Northern Ireland. The winner of a host of folk music awards, her sentimental, melancholic sound is steeped in Irish…

Music
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Tom Jones – 24 Hours (EMI)

The Badger - November 17, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2010" align="alignleft" width="232" caption="Tom Jones"][/caption] Mr. Jones should be seen in a fair light. Most 68 year-olds find it hard to crap in the right place…

Music
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Fox Cubs headline USSU Introducing…

The Badger - November 17, 2008

[caption id="attachment_1984" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Fox Cubs - Photo: Nick Blumsom"][/caption] USSU Introducing... @ The Cube, 11th November The first of the 3-band selection tray at The Cube…

Music
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London orchestra comes to town…

The Badger - November 17, 2008

As part of a season of concerts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, appeared at the Brighton Dome on the 8th November to perform two…

Music
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Switch & Sinden – Fabriclive 43 (Fabric)

The Badger - November 17, 2008

Since the series started in 2001, the honour to compile a fabriclive is like receiving a knighthood in the dance world. This time it’s the turn of…

Music
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Deerhunter – Microcastle (4ad records)

The Badger - November 10, 2008

I have encountered many criticisms for the online publication Pitchfork from friends, claiming it to be snobbish and elitist, rubbishing some bands, then insisting on overhyping and…

Music
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Le Band Extraordinaire – Le Band Extraordinaire EP

The Badger - November 10, 2008

Brighton quintet Le Band Extraordinaire clearly did not have modesty in mind when they were choosing their band’s name, and considering they have performed alongside acts such…