Monday 21 October 2019

Gigs: Who's playing

Meat Loaf brings his tour to Dublin.
Meat Loaf brings his tour to Dublin.

Ed Power


The Academy, Dublin, tonight (€25)

A case of full circle for The Voice of Ireland star. When he performed in the same venue in 2011, the audience was barely in double figures. One ratings-gobbling franchise later, he's back to what will surely be a full house.

Meat Loaf

O2, Dublin, tonight (€58.70-€79.50)

With his Last At Bat tour, the rock-opera man- mountain brings the shutters down on a career that stretches back to the mid 1970s and his silly, seminal Bat Out of Hell album.

Dublin Gospel Choir

Buck Whaley's, Dublin, tonight (€12.50)

The capital's original gospel choir wrap their dulcet tonsils around such indie hits such as Bastille's Pompeii, and Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine.

Steve Hackett

Vicar Street, Dublin, tomorrow (€44.05)

He was a member of Genesis back when they were all about 14-minute song-cycles and Lord of the Rings lyrics. As a solo artist, Hackett has operated in much the same territory and now is revisiting the band's catalogue with a set of Genesis material from 1971-1977.

Gemma Hayes

Cyprus Avenue, Cork, tomorrow (€10)

Mercury-nominated Tipperary chanteuse.

Purling Hiss

Upstairs at Whelan's, Dublin, tomorrow (€12.50)

Fuzzed-up, blissed-out bedsit pop from Philadelphia.

Gavin James

Academy, Dublin, tomorrow (€13)

The bearded singer-songwriter is winning attention for his woebegone dirges. Looks like a young Glen Hansard, sounds like Damien Rice trying out for Mumford & Sons.

Ulrich Schnauss

Button Factory, Dublin, tomorrow (€15)

Scowling electronica boffin, whose 2003 album A Strangely Isolated Place anticipated the nu-gaze craze half a decade in advance. Not quite as majestic, but worth your attention nonetheless, is new LP A Long Way To Fall.

Pierce the Veil

Academy, Dublin, Mondau (€16.50)

Cargo pants and neck tattoos ahoy as this San Diego post-hardcore band sweep into town.

Luke Sital-Singh

Little Museum of Dublin, Wednesday (€11.50)

Softly voiced London songwriter, hailed by some sections of the UK press as a British Bon Iver. Whether or not he lives up to the hyperbole remains to be seen, though he has released one cracking tune at least, the gorgeous I Have Been A Fire.

Stian Westerhus

Twisted Pepper, Dublin, Thursday (€15)

He sounds like a Game of Thrones character and his improvised, all-instrumental 'noise rock' is certainly sprawling and epic.

Ed Power

Irish Independent

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