Nurse! The Screens!
Shrinking violets! Stop reading! This night is not for you! For everyone else (I’m talking over 18s only) screw your courage to the sticking place and be prepared to let Dr. Looseneck’s Alternative Nightmare Collective into your life. A cabaret night par excellence it’s set to feature outrageous aerial performers, fire and pyro practitioners, magicians, stilt walkers, grinding artists (oh my!), and street performers – many of them with a burlesque/fetish bent. And accompanying all of this malarkey will be live music from the shockingly good Spooky Jefferson’s Ideal Lunchbox. I’ve previously crossed paths with this local seven-piece before and they’ve managed to carve out a real niche for themselves, that niche being: spooky ska sounds that will put the willies right up you in the most pleasing of manners. Think: Fright boat to Cairo. Should be some night…
Dr. Looseneck’s Alternative Nightmare Collective, Friday 8 September, Loveshack, 3 Walkergate, Durham, doors 6pm (show 8pm), £8. seetickets.com