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John Doe and the SadiesJohn Doe, punk rocker turned country star, joins Canadian outfit the Sadies in a new project that was born from a drunken promise after appearing on stage together. The resulting album is a cover of classic country with some up to date hits. Apolo, Friday 23rd, 8pm
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Mark MaierFans of Radio 4 will no doubt already be familiar with Mark Maier's comedy work. He takes to the stage to impress with his masterly accents, dialects and improvisation. He visits Barcelona as part of the Guinness Laughter Lounge.La Teatre Riereta, Friday 23rd, 9.30pm
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ChenoaSurely one of the biggest success stories to come from 'Operación Triunfo', the Spanish 'X Factor', Chenoa has sold over one million albums since 2002. She is now touring her fifth studio record 'Desafiando la gravedad'. Bikini, Friday 23rd, 9pm
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Future Beat AllianceRiding high on the success of 'Patience and Distance', his first album in nearly eight years, Matthew Puffett has created an album designed to be a form of therapy to get the listener through the stresses of modern city life, which has pleased fans and critics alike. BeCool, Friday 23rd, 1am
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Pulgas MixCultura en Ación presents a day of cultural events that include music, cinema screenings, children's events, DJs and a flea market selling clothes from independent young designers, jewellery and accessories. Look out for the beautifully designed tables of Mesa Bonita too! Convent de Sant Agustí, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th, 12 - 10pm
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Marcel LucontEnglishman Alexis Dubus brings his louche Frenchman act, namely Marcel Lucont, to Barcelona to sip 'vin rouge' and shrug his way through a disdainful routine of great character comedy. Booked as part of the Giggling Guiri Comedy nights.Café Teatre Llantiol, Saturday 24th, 10pm
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The Yum YumsExpect a slice of sugary pop with thrusting guitars and catchy-as-hell choruses. 'Whatever Rhymes With Baby' is the new album from Norwegian band The Yum Yums and the one they are currently touring.Sidecar, Saturday 24th, 10pm
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Nick CaveNever one to bow down to convention Nick Cave is currently on tour performing an unusual evening that shifts from songs to passages being read by Cave from his latest novel 'The Death of Bunny Munro' accompanied by his Bad Seed band mates on guitar and violin.Casino l’Aliança del Poblenou, Saturday 24th, 10pm
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Barcelona Jazz OrchestraAs everything swing continues to take over the city, the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra continue to delight at the Ball de Swing at Apolo. So make like your grandparents and head out to the dancing this Sunday. Apolo, Sunday 25th, 8.30pm
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Film - This is itIf you are still a bit sad over the untimely death of pop's ultimate king, then cheer yourself up with this film. It's been created using rehearsal footage shot before what were to be Michael Jackson's come-back concerts in London at the O2 where he had sold out an astonishing 50-date run.
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Film - Doctor ParnassusAnother posthumous performance, Terry Gilliam's latest film stars Heath Ledger who passed away during the filming of this fantastical tale. His part was then taken on by friends and fellow actors Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law.
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Film - ScarStarring Angela Bettis, known for her role in horror movie 'Carrie', 'Scar' is the first full-feature length movie to be filmed in HD-3D. Murder and blood abounds when a copy-cat killer hits town.
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Film - Saw VIThis slasher horror series continues to disturb and seemingly entertain but reviews for each subsequent film have sharply declined. We're up to number six and it doesn't show any signs of stopping.
Escape the drop in temperatures and bask in the warmth of a good belly laugh with two great comics this week or enjoy the musical stylings of Nick Cave, The Yum Yums from Norway or Spain's own Chenoa.
Slide 1: John Doe and the Sadies - Apolo (www.sala-apolo.com)
Slide 2: Mark Maier - La Teatre Riereta (www.gloungebcn.com)
Slide 3: Chenoa - Bikini (www.bikinbcn.com)
Slide 4: Future Beat Alliance - BeCool (www.salabecool.com)
Slide 5: Pulgas Mix - Convent Sant Agustí
Slide 6: Marcel Lucont - Café Teatre Llantiol (www.comedyinspain.com)
Slide 7: The Yum Yums - Sidecar (www.sidecarfactoryclub.com)
Slide 8: Nick Cave - Casino l’Aliança del Poblenou (www.casinoalianca.com)
Slide 9: Barcelona Jazz Orchestra - Apolo (www.sala-apolo.com)
Slide 10: Film release - Friday 23rd: This is it
Slide 11: Film release - Friday 23rd: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Slide 12: Film release - Friday 23rd: Scar
Slide 13: Film release - Friday 23rd: Saw VI
Other releases this week include Amelia (USA), Bullying (ESP), Millenium 2 (SWE) & Nacidos para Sufrir (ESP).