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Weekly Watch

This weeks top three gigs to catch:

God is an Astronaut supported by Caspian –  3rd Nov Dolans Limerick, 4th Nov  Roisin Dubh Galway, 5th Nov  The Forum Waterford, 6th Nov The Academy Dublin, 7th Nov The Limelight Belfast

Halves -4th Nov Roisin Dubh Galway, 5th Nov The Model Sligo

Tokyo Police Club – 5th Nov The Academy Dublin

Weekly Watch

This week I will be mostly recommending…

Jamaica, Academy 2 Dublin, €16.50, Sunday 31st

Windings album launch, Roisin Dubh Galway, Free, Thursday 28th

James Vincent McMorrow, The Pavillion Cork, €14.50, Friday 29th

Weekly Watch

Jazz weekend is upon us again. It’s that one weekend in the year when every langer on leeside suddenly remembers he “fucking loves the jazz, tis daycint, like!” So for those looking to click their approval, there’s plenty on offer. Brand New Heavies are bringing their brand of jazz, soul and R&B to the Savoy Theatre on Saturday. Herbie Hancock Band play alongside Jason Moran and the Bandwagon in the Everyman Palace Theatre also on Saturday.  The Savoy hosts Maceo Parker Band on Sunday. If like me however you’re looking for a little something different then check out Jazzsteppa playing in Cyprus Avenue on Saturday.


Meanwhile back at the ranch…

Yeasayer, Olympia Theatre Dublin, Mon 18th, €23


Fake Blood, The Academy Dublin, Sun 24th, €23.50


Yann Tierson, Mandella Hall Belfast Fri 22nd, The Village Dublin 23rd, The Pavillion Cork 24th, Roisin Dubh Galway 25th



Weekly Watch

Gigs worth checking out this week.

M0unt Kimbie – Roisin Dubh, Tue 12th, €12 – The Academy, Wed 13th, €15.50

Ham Sandwich – Roisin Dubh, Fri 15th, free – The Button Factory, Sat 16th

Pendulum DJ set – Savoy Theatre Cork,  Sat 16th, €17.50

Mogwai to Play in February

Very excited to hear post-rock giants Mogwai announce dates in Belfast, Galway and Dublin in early February. I’ve seen the Glasgow outfit twice before and can promise these gigs will leave your ears ringing for days, in a good way. Book early as tickets are sure to be snapped up quickly. They play Mandela Hall on the 13th, Galway’s Radisson Hotel the 14th and The Olympia theatre on the 15th.



Weekly Watch

Something I’m trying out is a forecast of the week’s gigs choosing a few gigs across the country worth checking out. This week sees the return of Hard Working Class Heros on Thursday Friday and Saturday with over 100 Irish Artists performing in 7 venues across the capital. With a lineup that includes Heathers, Axis Of, Yes Cadets, Nouveaunoise, the event is well worth checking out and always has acts for the future.

Crystal Castles – The Academy, Dublin – Saturday

The Cast of Cheers – Roisin Dubh, Galway – Friday – Free

O Emperor –  The Pavillion, Cork – Saturday – €12

Maybeshewill to Play Cork and Limerick

Leicester based post-rockers Maybeshewill have announced two Irish gigs in October. On the 19th they play the Phoenix in Cork before heading to Baker’s Place in Limerick on the 20th. they’re sure to put on some ear-bleedingly awesome shows.