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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Friday, March 09 I This is Johnny Woo The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton   London’s ‘Tranny Superstar’ (TIME OUT) and undisputed king of parties presents an intimate evening of performance. Having recently celebrated 10 yrs in the business of alternative cabaret, Woo brings elements from his most recent show ‘This Is Jonny Woo’ straight from The Soho Theatre to Brighton. A show of highlights and favourite pieces from his substantial repertoire following his time as a ravenous party animal, through personal moments following a stay in hospital and his re-emergence even bolder and sillier than ever. Buckle-up for a rollercoaster ride into the mind of one of London’s favourite club stars. Stories, raps, caricature and high fashion. What more can you want!

Friday, March 09 I Adam Stafford, So Many Wizards & LeThug Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh   Adam Stafford is a great live performer, steadily and oddly building his loops and samples up into lush pop songs. He will be joined by So Many Wizards, who are over from the States and LeThug, a new droney, electronic pop band from Glasgow.

Friday, March 09 I Gutter Lane: Backstreets and Byways Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   Gutter Lane is a bustling Victorian backstreet brimming with forbidden pleasures and dubious wonder. Every month in the Jekyll & Hyde bar they invite you to don your top hat, strap on your Bustle and take your seat for a cabaret show with a difference. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in United Kingdom

 

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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 17 SOUNDkitchen’s 1st Birthday! Ort. artist and community cafe, Birmingham   SOUNDkitchen celebrates their first birthday with an evening of eclectic music. The exciting line up includes @C, Mecha/Orga, Anvil & Stirrup and Ben Ramsay.

Saturday, February 18 Live Roller Derby: The Bruise Brothers Dundee International Sports Complex, Dundee   Dundee Roller Girls’ Silvery Tayzers are pleased to announce their next home bout: Bruise Brothers! Come along and shake your tail feather as they host the Fierce Valley Roller Girls’ Parma Violents in their first open bout. Local vendors, fabulous raffle prizes, music by DJ Col, cakes, merchandise and of course full-contact, all-female, live roller derby! What more could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon?

Saturday, February 18 The Ric Rac Club The Fox, London   Come one, come all for a very special edition of the Ric Rac Club this February. For they have something very exciting to celebrate… the release of Miss Naomi Thompson’s very first book, “Style Me Vintage Clothes!” This bible for all vintage fans will be published in early February, so they’re giving away not one, but FIVE copies of it over the course of the evening, some in their infamous Ric Rac Raffle, and some as spot prizes. Not only that, but Naomi is putting up a personal shopping trip around London’s secret vintage shops as a prize in the Raffle, too. There will be tunes from the 1920s to the 1960s, with the Mafia Girls on the decks, special guest DJs and their resident soul expert All Fringe No Knickers; all spread out over two floors of their lovely venue. Also there will be a delightfully entertaining ukelele turn performed by Miss Gemma King. Not only that but you’ll get a Free King’s Squeeze Cocktail on arrival, courtesy of the sponsor The King’s Ginger Liqueur. This is a social occasion for the vintage-minded and promises to be full of lovely and friendly people. There will be solo dancing demonstrations to break the ice too. So, whether you come in a group, pair or even solo, you are sure to have a smashing time. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I Goldie and The Hawns Presents: Boneless! A monthly dose of lady comedy. Come join The People’s Improv Theater as they celebrate some of NYC’s funniest women of Improv, stand-up and sketch! 100% funny, 100% HOT. Stand up by Michelle Wolf, Firth, Funkle Todd and Goldie and the Hawns featuring Ashley Ward!

TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I “They Eat Scum” + “Goodbye 42nd Street”  Nick Zedd’s infamous Super 8 movie that inspired the Cinema of Transgression movement, “They Eat Scum” showcases the film movement’s intent to shock the viewer into reconsidering society’s structures. As Zedd himself put it: “If it’s not transgressive, it’s not underground. It has to be threatening the status quo by doing something surprising, not just imitating what’s been done before.”  Filled with surrealist imagery, B-movie aesthetics, and comedic absurdity, “They Eat Scum” illustrates the re-evaluation of amateur aesthetics that was the hallmark of No Wave Cinema. Screens with “Goodbye 42nd Street,” a profile of the diverse nature of 42nd street in 1986, this film contrasts this iconic street with surrealist scenes.  Capturing this iconic neighborhood just before its transformation during the Giuliani era, “Goodbye 42nd Street” is an artistic remnant of a bygone Manhattan. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 10 Gutter Lane: Sugar and Spice Winters Delight Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   On the second Friday of every month, within the Jekyll & Hyde Bar, ‘Gutter Lane,’ a bustling Victorian backstreet, staggers to life. With performers as dubious as they are memorable, there will be something to tease and excite all. The Lane itself boasts differing attractions from month to month including custom jewelry stalls, musicians and ad hoc performances. For those bold enough to walk the lane The Aerie Theatre awaits. This treasure trove for the curious is home to the heart of Gutter Lane: its performances. Here you will encounter exotic burlesque, shameful comedy, daring acrobatics and much, much more

Saturday, February 11 Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash The Kursaal (Function Suite), Southend-on-Sea   Join the heartbreakers, home wreckers and serial daters of Essex in rebelling against stupid Cupid and his painful arrows. Love is for losers. The Seaside Sirens are back with their first annual event of the year – The Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash. If you came to the event last year you already know you’re in for a treat! Posh venue, great bands, loads of roller girls letting their hair down and so much more. The best bit is tickets are even cheaper this year at only £8 each. Please note that due to the licensed bar and the content of some of the entertainment, this is an over 18 only event.

Saturday, February 11 Acid City Championship Wrestling: WRESTLERIOT! New Era Complex, Accrington   All titles are up for grabs as Acid City Championship Wrestling launches in Accrington with WrestleRiot! Champions will be crowned, as some of the most exciting professional wrestling talent in the world face one another in a bid to take over Acid City. Exciting storylines, extreme action and countless styles will collide in what promises to be one hell of a show! If you are a professional wrestling fan, you CAN’T afford to miss this! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Rollin’ Into 2012! January’s Featured Derby Events

Roller Derby had a great year in 2011. The derby community had its first international competition at the Derby World Cup last month and the sport continues to grow and expand. You see more men’s leagues and banked track derby than you did this time last year and derby leagues are popping up in every corner of the country and now, the world. No doubt, we’ll see more great things for derby in 2012 and Brown Paper Tickets hopes to be there every step of the way. Derby has helped us grow into the international company that we are today and we’re proud to be the preferred ticketing service for the derby community as it grows into an international sport.

Today, I’m highlighting derby events that are happening in the month of January so you all can get out there and support your local derby league and get 2012 rollin’ right. We got season openers, derby workshops, derby camps, derby for charity, inaugural bouts and more. Check it out: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Roller Derby, Sports

 

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Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious On Roller Derby’s Meteoric Rise

The Brown Paper Tickets office is still buzzing about the Roller Derby World Cup that was held in Toronto earlier this month. One can’t understate the significance it had to the derby community. The event was the first international gathering of derby teams and supporters and it’s been amazing to watch the sport grow from scrappy, DIY beginnings to international notoriety.

Our Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious has been with the derby revival pretty much since the beginning. I talked to him recently about the Derby World Cup, his history with the sport and how derby’s growth has mirrored Brown Paper Ticket’s growth. He had lots of interesting things to say. I thought I’d share those with all you derby fans out there.

Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Noxious!

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Alternative Sports, Doers, Roller Derby, Sports

 

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Hot Tickets: Boston

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, August 4 “The Man Who Knows Too Much” Dinner and mind reading with Christopher Bolter! Mentalist and mind reader Christopher Bolter – as seen on MTV, VH1, and “America’s Got Talent” – will headline in the all-new “The Man Who Knows Too Much” dinner theater show at the famous Boston-based “Doyle’s Cafe.” Guests will enjoy a full dinner and a thrilling mentalism and mind reading show designed to get the audience excited and involved!

Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6 Graig Murphy Graig Murphy gained notoriety from his appearances on Boston sports radio station WEEI, but Murphy is more than just a sports impersonator. With smart, quick-witted observations that focus on a wide variety of subjects, he is an absolute sharp shooter of hysterical, smart ass comedy! Opening Acts include Jessica Cassiano and Scott Lombardo Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Boston, Hot Tickets

 

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