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Mad Tv

'Mad' may just work, if you are Greek

Richard Nixon had a 'mad men' theory of international relations. No, it had nothing to do with men in tailored suits doing hanky-panky with gorgeous blonde secretaries, as in the hit US television series.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Gigs

Highlights

Escalator

Electronic with guitarist Carl Dewhurst, drummer Nick McBride, bassist Peter Scherr and trumpeter Phil Slater jamming. Today-tomorrow, 9.30pm, Le Rideau, 1/F Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$150, HK$350 (with dinner), booking recommended. Inquiries: 2850 8833

Frognstein

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Arts

Exhibitions

Made in China

Melanie Jackson's video installation brings together three short videos about two Chinese women. Daily, 2pm-7.15pm, Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2573 1869. Ends tomorrow

Distant blossoms

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Gig Guide

The Jazz Club D'Aguilar Street, Central. Tel: 2845-8477. Tonight it is pianist Allen Youngblood from 9.30pm with Joe Rosenberg tomorrow at the same time. Open jam night on Sunday with Jon Lowe performing on Tuesday, Mark Henderson on Wednesday and David Tong on Thursday, all at 9pm.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

GIG GUIDE

Jazzhead Mickey Smith has snared the talents of Japanese DJ Nobakazu Takemura for his new acid-jazz rave, Licensed to Chill.

Takemura, renowned for his alternative dance grooves, will be joined by Smith and fellow mixers BFD Skates Posse. The show kicks off in Quo Quo at midnight tomorrow and continues until dawn.

19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

GIG GUIDE

Blues legend Carey Bell hits the Jazz Club next week playing some soulful renditions of classics from the Deep South.

Bell has an impressive history, including sessions with Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson. He'll dust off his harmonica for five consecutive shows commencing on Tuesday at 9.30pm. Don't miss any of them.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Roy's restaurant inside the new China Max - Cousins D M start their long-term gig.

The band consists of several members of the now defunct C C Ryders who rocked Wan Chai four years ago.

The guys have now gone in a funkier direction and will be playing nightly, except Sunday, from Tuesday. Show starts at about 9pm.

5 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

GIG GUIDE

VETERAN Aussie folk-rock band Weddings, Parties, Anything have been scooped up by Cafe Deco for a one-off show on Thursday (10.30pm).

The Weds are one of the best-value live acts from Oz with more than a decade of touring the world's pubs and clubs, combining influences from the Pogues to the Rolling Stones.

1 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

GIG GUIDE

IRISH folk-rocker Kieran Halpin has been nabbed for a series of shows in Hong Kong.

Halpin is in town as part of his Asian tour to promote a new album The Rite Hand, showcasing his warm, ambient vocals and acoustic accompaniment.

Keyboardist and long-time collaborator Anth Kaley will be accompanying his mate while in the territory.

23 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Voice from Iceland jets in

THERE'S plenty of top live music happening this week (for a change) spearheaded by pixie-faced alternative pop diva, Bjork.

The diminutive Icelandic soprano hits town for two shows at Queen Elizabeth Stadium and will be supported by Plaid.

9 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

GIG GUIDE

THINGS have been alarmingly quiet at the Jazz Club of late, but guitar maven Terry Reid has returned to put some life back in the 'live' room.

'Superlungs' has made a name for himself with a series of riotous residencies at the venue in recent years, and - armed with a fresh record deal and loads of new material - this stint is shaping up as his best yet.

15 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Dancing with a Passion

POPULAR local dance club Passion will be celebrating its final gig in the territory tomorrow night in what should be the party of the year.

The Passion people have poached top London DJ Lawrence Nelson from recent summer gigs around Europe for the event in Cossacks Vodka Bar in the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

1 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Keyboard catch for Jazz Club

TOP local funkateer Mickey Smith has secured the cosmic talents of the legendary Lonnie Liston Smith for four seismic shows at the Jazz Club.

Starting Wednesday night, Lonnie will sizzle the keyboards with his own eclectic style of dance jazz beats along with special guest guitarist Tony Remy.

His shows get under way about 10pm. Tickets are $250.

4 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

FANS of Crash will be pleased to know that Phil O'Mullan and the boys are still around and have been putting together some fresh material for a gig at the Jazz Club on Thursday at about 9.30pm.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Funky reggae antics to make you moondance

THE Moondance On Water has returned bringing Hong Kong's hottest sounds to the harbour this weekend as Robert Finley debuts his new country-rock band Squinty Backbone.

The junk leaves Queen's Pier at 8pm and returns about midnight. Tickets are $250 and include all beverages. Phone 9848514. Tonight: Captain Mabullah at Portico, 10pm.

16 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

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