Sunday 21 January 2018

Clubs: What's where

THE JAPANESE POPSTARS
THE BUTTON FACTORY, CURVED STREET, TEMPLE BAR (€17.50) TONIGHT

Eamon Sweeney

Eamon Sweeney

The Derry trio have a big summer ahead with the release of their Controlling Your Allegiance album featuring Robert Smith and a lap of the festival circuit. They warm up for it tonight as they bridge the dance divide.

LADY GREW

THE PAVILION, CAREY'S LANE, CORK (€5/€7) TONIGHT

Electric Underground presents a night of "bass and bashment" to celebrate the vinyl launch of Lady Grew's Bass Bully EP. Karl Kong aka King Kong on beats, Lady Grew on the mic and DJ Anthrope and A-Force until late.

J ROCC

KELLY'S, BRIDGE STREET, GALWAY (€10/€12) TONIGHT

One of the original of the turntablist species, J Rocc makes his Galway debut with Graham Stoller. A founder member of Beat Junkies, he has achieved as much on his own bat and played some storming sets for Choice Cuts over the years.

KID KOALA

THE VILLAGE, WEXFORD STREET, DUBLIN 2 (€12.50) SUNDAY

No, it's not an endangered exotic animal, but a Canadian DJ and turntablist signed to Ninja Tunes. He's known to sample Charlie Brown cartoons, people sneezing and have a generally light-hearted outlook to counter all those too-cool-for-school, alt hip-hop heads.

JOY ORBISON

THE PAVILION, CAREY'S LANE, CORK (€10/€12) TOMORROW; TWISTED PEPPER, MIDDLE ABBEY STREET, DUBLIN 1 (€18-€22 WITH MODESELEKTOR and MORE) SUNDAY

What a name and what an act, joining the dots between house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep. In the words of one admirer, "a euphoric and percussive wet dream".

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