Tonight (hopefully) sees the eventual appearance of the most sought after band in the country when the Republic Of Loose bring their unique brand of dirty funk to a huge fan base. Yes, the band that are here only six years after their inception. After their This Is The Tomb Of The Juice debut that helped to shoot them into the most wanted category has just been foIt looks like another comprehensive weekend of music to look forward to where the Spirit Store is concerned and this week they have a diverse collection of acts ready to make the rest of the week special for as many people as possible.
Tonight (hopefully) sees the eventual appearance of the most sought after band in the country when the Republic Of Loose bring their unique brand of dirty funk to a huge fan base. Yes, the band that are here only six years after their inception.
After their ‘This Is The Tomb Of The Juice’ debut that helped to shoot them into the most wanted category has just been followed by ‘Aagh’ which is swiftly becoming one of the best albums of the year so far. Admission is ?15.
Thursday night brings a visit from Jeannette Byrne who has swiftly become Irelands best known French Diva. is here on the strength of her latest album ‘Café Diva’ with was released earlier this year and cemented the fact that she is a vocalist to be reckoned with, specially after their ‘One Night In Paris’ show which proved immensely popular in Dublin at the tail end of last year. A must for all you show tune heads and then some. Admission is ?10.
Friday night brings a special night for all Delerentos fans out there. Not only will these indie champions be in action, but they’ll be performing their brand new single ‘The Rules’. Likened to the Rapture, Interpol and Television, the Dublin-based 4-piece released their debut EP, ‘Leave It On’, in October 2005.
The recording (and an Abbey Road mastering session) was funded by their prize for winning the National Student Music Awards in London in May 2005 - the competition also afforded them a recording session in BBC’s infamous Maida Vale recording studios.
But the Delerentos are here for the release of their second single ‘The Rules’. A sharp comment on the culture of casual racism. Support brings Belfast’s Fast Emperors and Sweet Relief from Midlands. Admission is ?8.
Another big night has to be the arrival of George Murphy on Saturday night. Yes, the only name anyone can remember from the You’re A Star series, has successfully managed to shed the ‘Luke Kelly Wannabe’ moniker and is here with his 2nd album ‘And So The Story Goes’.
Be prepared to be amazed by his musical and vocal sound, George really means business. Admission ?12.
Don’t forget the Trad Session in the main bar on Sunday and next week sees the venue being taken over as part of the Maytime Festival late night series and on Thursday 1st it’s the Vagina Monologues, Friday 2nd brings 3epkano, Saturday 3rd has Weimar Republic Burlesque and Sunday 4th has another Traditions Session downstairs and Duke Special and The Amazing Pilots upstairs later.