Archive for the ‘Olympia Theatre’ Tag
What better way to kick-start 2011 than a new video from Glasgow’s finest export? Anthony Crook’s video appeared on Nowness in early December and represents the first single off Mogwai‘s upcoming EP gloriously entitled Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will. The absorbing cinematography captures the soundscapes over landscapes effect of the music which lacks Mogwai’s customary spine-tingling bleakness but is altogether lovely and how often do we get to call post-rock lovely, eh? They play Galway’s Roisin Dubh on Valentines Night and The Olympia on Tuesday the 15th of Feb.
No room for homegrown acts I’m afraid as this week sees three giants from the US cross the Atlantic:
The National, Olympia Theatre Dublin, Thursday and Friday, sold out
These stylish New Yorkers always put on a show and will be blasting some of the great tunes that feature on their brilliant 2010 album High Violet.
Janelle Monae, Tripod Dublin, Wednesday, €28/€32
Possibly the biggest success story of 2010, Ms. Monae brings her classy brand of soul-R&B/pop to the Tripod. No doubt many of those fortunate to catch her at EP’10 will be in attendance.
Interpol, Olympia Dublin, Monday and Tuesday, sold out
Mixed reviews of Interpol’s latest album, but nothing can deny the quality of what has gone before.
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
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.