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Next week in Munich – Gay Pirates, La Dispute

A rather quiet January week, this week’s highlight is the singer-songwriter open stage event in Import Export on Wednesday 18th. It costs just 5 € entrance and showcases the latest in Munich’s young talent.

Monday is not a day to shout about, at the best of times – but this Monday 16 January is particularly quiet in Munich.

On Tuesday, British singer-songwriter Cosmo Jarvis is in town to play his latest single She Doesn’t Mind at 59:1 on Tuesday 17. The single’s taken from his celebrated album Is the World Strange, or Am I Strange?, which gained attention after the likes of Stephen Fry posted Cosmo Jarvis’ first music video (Gay Pirates) from the album on Twitter. People went nuts for the song, and although Cosmo Jarvis doth protest, it’s become something of a new gay anthem.

For those of you more into thrash metal, Yorkshire’s Evile are playing the Backstage Club on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, my tip would be the singer-songwriter evening, but Frankfurt’s Markus Rill is playing in the Schlachthof too. With a real Townes van Zandt bluesy sound, it’s set to be a good show.

Michigan band La Dispute are headlining 59:1 on Thursday, promoting their latest album Wildlife. If that’s a little too much hard rock for you, nineties girl group Mobylettes are playing in the Kranhalle. Inspired by girl groups of the sixties – think The Shirelles and you’ve got it nailed; they make feel-good harmonies that are fun to listen to.

The Bayerische Staatsoper is also showing Verdi’s Don Carlos on Thursday, and I am terribly excited about this (my boyfriend not so, what with the prospect of sitting down for five hours).

On Friday, Schuhbeck offers an evening of gastronomical delights. Unfortunately it looks as though tickets have sold out, but there are new dates planned for the 28th January, 18th February and 25th March. It promises to be a fantastic evening of good music, wine-tasting and Schuhbeck’s gourmet food.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute is the highlight of Saturday – in the Gasteig. As I said last week, high-culture is the running theme for January – Don Giovanni is showing in the Pasinger Fabrik the same evening (Sunday too, if you happen to be seeing the other Mozart opera on Saturday).

Sunday’s quieter again, leaving you to watch Tatort, laze around in pyjamas or take a winter stroll.

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