Monday 20 January 2020

Gigs: Who's playing

Ed Power

Fang Island

Grand Social, Dublin, tonight (€14)

Brooklyn trio specialising in "Instagrammy", nostalgia-saturated twee pop.

An Evening with Phil Coulter

Olympia, Dublin, tonight (€35)

The Derry tinkler conducts an overview of his career. Yes, he'll probably play Ireland's Call.


Whelan's, Dublin, tonight (€12.50)

Annie Tierney's day-glo post punks unveil their second album.

Lucy Rose

Button Factory, Dublin, tonight (€15)

An occasional member of Bombay Bicycle Club, the waifish Rose can sometimes sound like a discount Laura Marling, though her best songs transcend their influences.

Fight Like Apes

Cyprus Avenue, Cork, tomorrow (€10)

The Dubliners caught some flack over their €20,000 Fundit campaign. Are their new songs worth the dosh? We'll find out tonight.

Frank Turner

Academy, Dublin, tomorrow (€15)

The tattooed punk-troubadour is in a reflective mood on new LP Tape Deck Heart, a record variously about falling out of love and coming to terms with fame.

From The Jam

Village, Dublin, tomorrow (€25.90)

The bassist and drummer from The Jam try to make you forget the absence of Paul Weller. They'll never quite succeed, but a fun evening of post-punk karaoke is probably assured.

Little Green Cars

Vicar Street, Dublin, tomorrow (€17)

Banjos ahoy as the hyped new-folk Dubliners return for a home-town gig.

Bronagh Gallagher

Whelan's, Dublin, tomorrow (€12)

The actress and songwriter previews material from her self-titled second LP. Belt up for an evening of knotty acoustic pop.

Lucinda Williams

Vicar Street, Dublin, Sunday (€44.05)

Wrong-side-of-the-tracks ballads courtesy of the gravel-throated blues maven.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin, Monday (€55)

Country royalty set up court in Dublin.

Luka Bloom

Whelan's, Dublin, Tuesday (€20)

Veteran troubadour, best known for his novelty cover of LL Cool J's I Need Love.

... And So I Watch You From Afar

Whelan's, Dublin, Wednesday (€14.50)

The Belfast noiseniks surprised fans with their uncharacteristically upbeat new album – it features singing and choruses that you can almost hum.

David Kitt

Odessa, Dublin, Wednesday (€10)

Somnolent songwriter premieres songs from as-yet-untitled new LP.

The Big Reunion

O2, Dublin, Thrsday (€41.55-48.65)

B*Witched, 5ive, Atomic Kitten and others reunite to remind you just how awful commercial music was circa 1997.

Ed Power

Irish Independent

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