Music

Pete Philly and Perquisite 

Who?

It’s in the name, sort of. Pieter Monzon “Pete Philly” (born 1980 in Aruba) is the MC and Pieter Perquin “Perquisite” (born 1982 in Amsterdam) plays the cello and writes/produces the music.

What?

They’re a hiphop duo, but both had musical careers before joining forces. Their first EP came out in 2003 to critical acclaim.

Sounds like…

Hiphop, natch, with jazz, broken beats and a bit of soul thrown in for good measure.

Where can I listen?

Spotify has most of their tracks, if not all, uploaded on the site. (Their 2007 album Mystery Repeats is superb.)  They’re no longer working as a duo so you won’t catch them touring any time soon, but they’re still working on individual projects.  

Film 

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Who?

Francine Parker, Stephen Andrews,Roger DeMarco and Peter Washington. (We don’t know either.)

What?

Essentially the same plot as the 2004 remake by Zack Snyder, but more like its distant zombie cousin Shaun of the Dead. University is the place to watch classic cult movies, and this is one of the greatest.

Looks like…

“They kill for one reason: They kill for food!”

Where can I watch?

They stock ’em in them there shopping malls. Just watch out for zombies.

Literature

Playing Sardines (Michele Roberts)

Who?

A lot of “who’s” actually- this is a collection of short stories.

What?

Something critic Alfred Hickling fondly referred to as “larder-lit”, meaning “a smorgasbord of short stories with a culinary twist”.

Looks like…

Michele Roberts suggest that anyone excited by complex foodie recipes is well-suited to plan the perfect murder. So watch out for the editor, folks, she’s dangerous.

Where can I read it?

Amazon, Waterstones- where all the cool kids go. Probably best to make a trip to Tesco on the way back- Roberts’ skill at describing food will have you feeling peckish.

Events

Brother and Bones @ Sin City

Who? 

Rich Thomas (vocals/acoustic guitar), Si Robinson (backing vocals/bass), James Willard (backing vocals/electric guitar), Yiannis Sachinis (drums), and Robin Howell-Sprent (drums/percussion).

What? 

A five-man band building a good rep for good performances and and a hard-to-compare sound (in a good way). They’re at Sin on Saturday- doors open at 7.30pm.

How do I get in?

Tickets are £5, available on the door.

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