Watch Jarvis Cocker Cover the Velvet Underground and the Fall for New Barbican Exhibition

Jarvis Cocker’s band JARV IS… covered the Velvet Underground and the Fall in a new exhibition about Scottish avant-garde dancer and choreographer Michael Clark at the Barbican in London. They performed the Velvet Underground’s ‘Venus in Furs’, the Fall’s ‘Big New Prinz,” as well as Cocker’s solo track ‘Further Complications’ and ‘House Music All Night Long’, from the band’s debut album, Beyond the Pale. Watch the performance, filmed by Andy Hui, below.

In a statement about Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, Jarvis Cocker said: “Take a look for yourself. Walk around, and slowly it will start to dawn on you, as it did on me: Dance is the language of the human body. And nobody speaks it better than Michael Clark.”

Beyond the Pale arrived back in July. In addition to the Barbican performance, JARV IS… have also announced UK screenings of their film BEYOND THE PALE… LIVE FROM THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, which captures the band’s only full live performance of the album. Check out the trailer below, along with the screening schedule and the group’s tour schedule.

JARV IS… Live Film Screening Tour:

11-19 Stowmarket, England – John Peel Centre for Creative Arts
11-20 Ramsgate, England – Ramsgate Music Hall
11-21 Margate, England – BAR Nothing
11-22 Brighton, England – The Hope & Ruin
11-23 Dalston, England – Rio Cinema
11-24 Stockton-on-Tees, England – Georgian Theatre
11-25 Dundee, Scotland – DCA
11-26 Glawsgow, Scotland – SWG3
11-27 Manchester, England – YES (The Pink Room)
11-28 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
11-29 Sheffield, England – The Leadmill
11-30 York, England – Everyman Screen 2
12-01 Birmingham, England – Everyman Mailbox
12-02 Liverpool, England – Everyman Screen 2
12-03 Bristol, England – Everyman Screen 2
12-04 Cardiff, Wales – Everyman Screen 2

JARV IS… Tour Dates:

05-31-21 Bristol, England – Marble Factory
06-01-21 Birmingham, England – O2 Institute
06-03-21 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowlands
06-05-21 London, England – The Roundhouse
05-07-21 Liverpool, England – Invisible Wind Factory
05-08-21 Manchester, England – Albert Hall


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