Pop preview: Rogue's Gallery, London

Barbican Hall, EC2, Mon 28

To borrow a phrase from the Sex Pistols, a certain amount of frigging in the rigging is the order of the day for this one-off concert. Taken from a concept devised by producer Hal Willner, Rogue's Gallery is to be a night of lurid sea songs, here performed by a cast of contemporary pop/folk personalities. The original album featured a suitably gnarled lineup of characters - from Nick Cave to Lou Reed - and if it has been hard to assemble a crew quite as motley as that to perform, there are still some huge personalities on display to acquit the material. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S Thompson's partner in gonzo crime, is on hand, while elsewhere there's Martha Wainwright, Norma Waterson, and - somewhat inevitably - Pete Doherty.


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