Tuesday 21 November 2017

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week


Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson
Donald Trump and Enda Kenny
Ed Power

Ed Power

Whether you are staying in or going out, we pick the events not to miss this week.

Going out?

The Headbanger's Ball

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson

New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers bring their cheesy mosh-pit anthems and inflatable skeletal mascots to town - possibly via an aeroplane flown by qualified pilot lead singer Bruce Dickinson.

Saturday, 3Arena, Dublin

In Bob We Trust

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Grumpy troubadour turned Nobel laureate continues his world tour. Buckle up for classic anthems re-purposed for the 75-year-old's sandpaper croon, plus forays into his recent collection of pre-rock and roll standards, Triplicate. On recent dates he's been covering torch-songs made famous by Sinatra and others, alongside staples such as 'Blowin' in the Wind'.

Thursday, 3Arena, Dublin

Madge for It

Jellybean Benitez

With a biopic of Madonna's early years in New York reportedly in the works, it's the perfect moment for her early inspiration and collaborator John 'Jellybean' Benitez to make his Irish debut. A classic set of New York disco is promised as Studio 54 comes to the Liffey.

Tonight, Voodoo Lounge, Dublin

Staying in?

The podcast

The Cinemile

Movie podcasts are legion - but here's one with a difference. In the Cinemile, husband-and-wife film buffs Dave and Cathy Corkery, both from Cork, discuss a film they've just seen walking back to their home in London. The novel approach has paid off, with the couple's show named best new podcast at this week's British Podcast Awards.

The TV show

The Undocumented

Donald Trump and Enda Kenny

With the Trump White House clamping down on illicit immigration to the United States, this documentary looks at the plight of Irish people in America illegally.

Monday, 9.35pm, RTÉ One

The box set


The thoroughly loopy sci-fi fandango from the Wachowski siblings returns for a second season. Eight strangers with a spooky psychological connection must work together to resist the nefarious government forces intent on wiping them out.

Available on Netflix from today

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