Monday 27 January 2020

Gigs: Who's playing

Ed Power

Gavin Mulhall and Slow Eureka Band with Pearse McGloughlin

Odessa, Dublin, tonight (Free)

Sensitive confessional rock from Dublin singer-songwriter and band, supported by Sligo strummer McGloughlin

Alt-J

Olympia, Dublin, tonight (€22.90)

Quirky Mercury Music Prize winners, their moments of Radiohead-esque beauty are offset by their high-pitched, warbling singer..

Enter Shikari

Academy, Dublin, tonight (€25)

Industrial emo from a cult UK band, briefly famous on account of having a mass following while unsigned.

John Grant

Vicar Street, Dublin, tonight (€25)

For his second album, the confessional writer has swapped the soft glow of 1970s rock for an icy electronic edge.

Echo & the Bunnymen

Button Factory, Dublin, tomorrow (€59.65 or Camden Crawl pass)

Once spoken of in the same breath as U2, Echo & the Bunnyman now fight a constant rear-guard action against irrelevance. Their new album – a live suite of greatest hits with strings – does little to dissipate the suspicion they are getting by on former glories. Part of the weekend-long Camden Crawl.

Thee Oh Sees

Whelan's, Dublin, tomorrow (€16.50)

Retro psychedelic rock from California.

The Field

Button Factory, Dublin, Sunday (€22.50)

Beautiful cut-and-paste electronica painstakingly assembled by Stockholm's Axel Willner. With support from Dublin electro-pop act Shit Robot.

Adam Ant

Vicar Street, Dublin, Sunday (€30)

Shrugging off a midlife struggle with mental illness and a commercial slump in the 1990s, the former King of the Wild Frontier returns.

Why?

Whelan's, Dublin, Monday (€18.50)

Fantastic avant-garde hip-hop from San Francisco. The only question is why he isn't bigger.

British Sea Power

Academy, Dublin, Tuesday (€20)

Eccentric rockers, known for performing in druid garb and decorating their stages with stuffed animals and twigs.

Shovels and Rope

Whelan's, Dublin, Wednesday (€15)

Husband and wife alt-folk duo from deepest South Carolina.

Rachel Sermanni

Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Thursday (€10)

Soft-voiced Scottish folkie with a big YouTube following.

Eric Clapton

O2, Dublin, Thursday (€55-81)

1970s rock icon, deemed among the most influential guitarists of all time.

John Murry

Workman's Club, Dublin, Thursday (€15)

Chronicling a lengthy struggle with heroin addiction, Murry's The Graceless Age is one of the year's most wrenching listens.

Bressie

Raddison Live Lounge, Dublin, Thursday (€22.50)

The Voice judge tours his chart-topping second album Rage and Romance.

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