Gigs: Who's playing
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
Olympia, Dublin, tonight (€22.90)
Quirky Mercury Music Prize winners, their moments of Radiohead-esque beauty are offset by their high-pitched, warbling singer..
Academy, Dublin, tonight (€25)
Industrial emo from a cult UK band, briefly famous on account of having a mass following while unsigned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Thursday (€10)
Soft-voiced Scottish folkie with a big YouTube following.
O2, Dublin, Thursday (€55-81)
1970s rock icon, deemed among the most influential guitarists of all time.
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.
Raddison Live Lounge, Dublin, Thursday (€22.50)
The Voice judge tours his chart-topping second album Rage and Romance.
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