Archive for the ‘The Pavillion’ Tag
I’ve been meaning to put this up since catching yet another brilliant set from Toby Kaar in the Pavillion over the festive period. The man’s an expert at getting people to throw ridiculous shapes on the dancefloor with his eclectic sound. This remix from Fela Kuti is one of the my favourite’s from Toby, it just gets funkier with every listen. His soundcloud page is open for business again so get downloading. Also check out this hilarious interview with Toby from December.
I’ve been meaning to write about these guys for yonks. Overhead, The Albatross are a Dublin based post-rock six-piece. If there’s one thing Ireland isn’t short of its post/math rock acts. From international giants like God is as Astronaut and And So I Watch You From Afar to the likes of Halves and Enemies, we’re well stocked when it comes to instrumental rock acts.
What I can’t understand is why Overhead haven’t made a bigger impression. Their debut EP Lads With Sticks is riddled with big cinematic crescendos, the likes of which Explosions In The Sky and This Will Destroy You have championed for years. And having seen them live for the first time when they rocked the Pavilion in Cork earlier this summer, I can vouch for their live presence. The end of ‘Footprints in The Bloodsaoked Snow’ was a genuine hairs standing on the back of your neck moment.
Even if you think you’ve heard it all from the Irish post-rock scene give Overhead, The Albatorss a listen.
The times they are a changin in the Cork music scene. On July 2nd The Quad bar closed its doors for the last time marking a body blow to the artists and music lovers of langerland. Just over a month later Cork stalwarts KVX will play their last gig. It may seem strange to refer to a group of 20/21 year olds as stalwarts but KVX have formed part of the fabric of the Cork scene for the past six years. For as long as I can recall going to gigs in the various venues across the city there always seemed to be some KVX representation. With guitarist Ciara heading to China this split was always kind of inevitable, I guess many of us hoped it might just mark a hiatus. Whatever happens in the future, Saturday presents us with one last chance to see Leah, Daire, Niamh, Ciara and Eimear as KVX, a chance not to be missed. Just as the Quad left us with the mother of all parties, we owe it to KVX to celebrate the great times they’ve given us over the past six years in style.
And is if THAT wasn’t enough, sher arn’t Hope is Noise, Overhead the Albatross and Agitate the Gravel performing too.
Saturday 7th, The Pavillion, doors 9.00pm, entry €3.
The man behind the gorgeous LP Lucky Shiner will be playing across Ireland in June.
June 8th – Auntie Annie’s, Belfast.
June 9th – Roisin Dubh, Galway.
June 10th – The Pavillion, Cork.
June 11th – the Workman’s Club, Dublin.
You may notice that I’ve not chosen Gorrilaz as one of this weeks three recommendations. It’s not an oversight, I simply never have and never will understand the hype about them. I really tried with Plastic Beach but I’m afraid I’ve thrown the towel in on Albarn and co at this stage. Darwin Deez gets the nod for his dancing displays.
Hope is Noise, An Brog Cork, Wed 10th, Free
Darwin Deez, Cyprus Avenue Cork tonight 8th €10, Academy 2 Dublin tomorrow €14.50
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
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
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