The Gay Blades
Friday - Razzmatazz
- American Playboy (Spread) stars Mr Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher as, well, an American gigolo who relies on his good looks to sleep his way to the top of the LA food-chain. Also starring Anne Heche.
- Año Uno (Year One) stars the normally reliable Jack Black and the loveable Michael 'Juno' Cera as two cavemen who go on an adventure through the ancient world. Written by Harold Ramis of Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Caddyshack fame, you might think it would be a successful teaming-up but critics have almost completely slammed it for its primitive comedy. However, Cera's performance saved it from total critical failure, in some eyes.
- Expediente 39 (Case 39) has been sitting on the Paramount Pictures shelves for over two years now - the horror movie starring Renée Zellweger and directed by Christian Alverts, tells the tale of an overworked social worker who takes a girl away from her family only to find that there are other evil forces at work.
- Mapa de los Sonidos de Tokio (Map of the Sounds of Tokyo) Catalan's biggest film director Isabel Coixet's latest film tells of a fish-market worker who doubles as a hitwomen and falls for one of her contracts. After receiving boos at its screening in Cannes, Coixet's film, although visually arresting, seems to fall short on substance.
* Read our 2008 interview with Isabel Coixet, (Influential Woman) to find out more about her work and her latest film*
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- The James Taylor Quartet are touring their latest album New World, a return to their earlier more funkier work that lets Nigel Price's horn arrangements shine through but doesn't let band leader James Taylor's trademark Hammond organ sound fall to the wayside. - Luz de Gas, 10pm
- When discussing the many great DJ talents to come out of Germany in the last years then Michael Mayer's name is surely one everyone mentions. A founder of the trailblazing label Kompakt, his Speicher series and his mixes with Jörg Burger on the Immer series have brought his innovative and fun funky-house and techno sound to many a party and nightclub across the land. - Nitsa, Apolo2, 1am
- With a name like The Gay Blades it's a wonder that this New Jersey duo are taken seriously, but of course that is the point. The pair, Clark Westfield (The Aristocrat of Crime) and Puppy Mills (The Snitch) behave like over-excited teenagers whilst sending up every rock outfit before them, the difference being that these two have actually got the talent behind the in-jokes and tomfoolery. - Razzmatazz
- The whole of August saw the Music in the Parks series run classical music concerts every Friday in Ciutadella. Tonight is the last performance so if you haven't enjoyed the experience of sitting on the grass and listening to a few concertos then head down for a pretty lovely way to spend a summer evening. - Ciutadella, 10pm (last performance)
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- Katia Michel debuted at the Palau de la Música in 1999 and since then her solo career, as well as her work with many orchestras has gone from strength to strength, making her one of the most revered solo pianist in Spain. She features tonight as part of the Mas i Mas festival. La Pedrera, 7, 8 and 9pm
- The hand that label Force Inc. played in making Donnacha Costello's career catapult into global success can't be denied but you have a feeling he would have got there anyway. The philosophy graduate likes to mix his love of classic studio equipment with state-of the art tools to create his unique stripped-back sound. His 10-part Colours series, all recorded live on analogue, has become one of the most revolutionary works in the world of techno. Becool, 1am *CANCELLED*
- Kim Ann Foxman, DJ, jewellery designer and vocalist for Hercules and Love Affair takes her über stylish self on the road to spin tracks of the up most quality. - Razzmatazz
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- Bromislaw Szalanski's saxophone playing has been compared to that of master musician John Coltrane. Having started his career in Poland he now lives and performs here with his two drum outfit Tria, featuring Hubert Zeimer and Roman Slefarski. - Elèctric Bar, 9pm, €3.
- Rebeka Brown is one Spain's most recognised vocal talents. Lending her remarkable voice to many a 'hands up in the air' house track, tonight she returns to La Terrrazza 10 years after her first performance there. - La Terrrazza
Last chance exhibitions:
Saturday: Barbie loves Vinçon, Naturalezas Orínicas
Monday: L'art de l'engany, Barcelona Connectada, ciutadans transnacionals, Escenes del Port
Extended until October 4th
*Tutankhamon - la tumba i els seus tresors*