OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including a comedy show about death and a flying visit from the Eagles of Death Metal
MUSIC: EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
Despite their name, Eagles of Death Metal aren’t a death metal band – instead, they play good old-fashioned rock music. Originally founded by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Eagles of Death Metal will be playing tracks from Zipper Down, their first release since 2008.
02 Academy, 330 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA, £18.50
THEATRE: THE CRUCIBLE
An adaptation of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible will be on show at the East Kilbride Arts Centre until Saturday 14th. The play draws parallels between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s.
East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, G74 4DU, £8-£10
COMEDY: DAN CLARK
Dan Clark, also known as Don Danbury in BBC Three’s How Not To Live Your Life returns with his first stand up show in over three years. Described as a show about “love, death and crushing loneliness,” it might not sound like the most uplifting way to spend a Wednesday evening, but Clark’s upbeat delivery and guitar-strumming should mean it’ll be a lot of fun.
The Stand, 5 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB, £11.25
Tonight marks the monthly Taribowest show at Bloc+ where bands descend onto the bar “to destroy it with heavy, mathy and amazing music”. The heavy rock blow out with John Niblock and BBC Radio One’s Ally McCrae is free for all and is the go-to destination tonight for music lovers across the city.
Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ, Free
FILM: DO I SOUND GAY?
Do I Sound Gay? is a documentary exploring the idea of a ‘gay voice’, featuring interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon and George Takei. Throughout the ninety minutes, director David Thorpe recruits voice coaches, linguists, classmates, celebrities and gay passers-by to explore the theme. While half of the film is autobiographical, it also spends time exploring ‘sounding gay’ in the context of society and in the entertainment industry as a whole.
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, £8.50/concessions