ROCK/POP

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTINGS MUSIC -

Fri­day 29 BELFAST Juliet Turner Ir­ish singer-song­writer previews ma­te­rial from her forth­com­ing album. Black Box 8pm £15 048-90641410 CORK The Frank & Wal­ters Lo­cal gig for a lo­cal band – A Re­newed In­ter­est in Hap­pi­ness is the apt ti­tle of their latest come­back album. Savoy Theatre 10.30pm ¤22.50 021-4253000 DUBLIN Stand Rare home­town gig from US-based Dublin band – tonight they preview their forth­com­ing album, Travel Light. Whe­lan’s 8pm ¤16 01-4780766/1890-200078 The Bionic Rats Dublin ska/reg­gae band, formed from the ashes of King Sa­tiva. Sup­port acts in­clude Mofo, and The Up­grades. Craw­daddy 8pm ¤21.65 01-4780225 GAL­WAY The Prodi­gals Trad/punk band – fiery, fierce, fre­netic and just the ticket for the week that’s in it. Róisín Dubh 9pm ¤12.50/¤10 091-586540 Also Sun, Cork LOUTH The Flaws Ir­ish band tipped for punk/pop suc­cess in 2007. Spe­cial guests are The Cher­ries. McHugh’s Mu­sic Venue, Drogheda 9pm ¤8 041-9835995 Rum­ble Once off re­group­ing of Dun­dalk punk band – think of, if you can, The Clash and The Ra­mones with a Co Louth ac­cent. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm ¤15 042-9352697 MEATH Deloren­tos Al­most NYE bash with tipped rock­ers. Spe­cial guests in­clude Ham Sand­wich and Stac­cato Head­set. Crean’s, Old­cas­tle 9pm ¤15 Also Sat, West­meath; Sun, Dublin WATER­FORD The Sul­tans Of Ping Cork punk/pop band act­ing the mag­got – good fun, we reckon. Club Ten 8pm ¤20 087-4190939 Also Sat/Sun, Cork Satur­day 30 CORK The Sul­tans Of Ping See Fri­day, Water­ford. Savoy Theatre 8pm ¤21 021-4253000 Also Sun, Cork DUBLIN The Jimmy Cake Dublin band re­turn to the live arena as they play ma­te­rial from their forth­com­ing third album. Whe­lan’s 9pm ¤13 01-4780766/1890-200078 MEATH The Bliz­zards Ir­ish band look­ing 2007 in the face and laugh­ing. Spe­cial guests in­clude The Flaws. Crean’s Bar, Old­cas­tle 10pm ¤15 Also Sun, Dublin WEST­MEATH Deloren­tos See Fri­day, Meath. The Sta­bles, Mullingar 9pm ¤15/¤12 044-40251 Also Sun, Dublin Sun­day 31 CORK The Celtic Tenors Christ­mas clas­sics and, no doubt, a well sung blast of Auld Lang Syne from James Nelson, Matthew Gilse­nan and Daryl Simp­son. See panel. Opera House 8pm ¤40/¤37.50 021-4276165 The Sul­tans Of Ping See Fri­day, Water­ford/ panel. Crúis­cín Lán 9pm ¤21 021-4316428 The Prodi­gals See Fri­day, Gal­way/panel. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm ¤10 021-4276165 DUBLIN The Frames Glen Hansard and friends ring out the old/usher in the new. See panel. Vicar St 7.30pm ¤34 0818-719390 The Bliz­zards See Satur­day, Meath/panel. Spe­cial guests tonight in­clude Ham Sand­wich and Porn Trauma. The Vil­lage 8pm ¤25 01-4758555/1890-200078 Deloren­tos See Fri­day, Meath/panel.Spe­cial guests tonight are The Flaws and Pinky. Whe­lan’s 8pm ¤22 01-4780766/1890-200078 The Camem­bert Quar­tet Satire and very silly songs for a more amus­ing New Year's Eve, per­haps. See panel. Sugar Club 9pm ¤20 01-6787188 KERRY The Stun­ning/Jack L Gal­way band and Athy na­tive play Kerry shock! Ex­pect some good times, fun and a few well known songs from the back cat­a­logue of th­ese very pop­u­lar Ir­ish acts. See panel. INEC, Kil­lar­ney 9pm ¤30 064-71555 LIM­ER­ICK As­lan Watch out for those hang­overs – As­lan are in town; spe­cial guest is up and com­ing pop act Susan Bluechild. See panel. Corn­mar­ket Bar 9pm ¤25 LOUTH Geriko Lo­cal rock band head­line Drogheda’s Ex­ter­nal Sounds Fes­ti­val. See panel. Star Bar, Drogheda 9pm ¤5 Tues­day 2 DUBLIN Do You Come Here Of­ten? Mass gath­er­ing of show­band vet­er­ans – Ge­orge Jones, Dickie Rock, Paddy Cole, Sonny Knowles, Sean Fa­gan, Frankie McBride. Spe­cial guest is Dana. The He­lix (Ma­hony Hall) 8pm ¤35/¤31/¤27 01-7007000 Also Wed/Thurs Wed­nes­day 3 DUBLIN Do You Come Here Of­ten? See Tues­day, Dublin. The He­lix (Ma­hony Hall) 8pm ¤35/¤31/¤27 01-7007000 Also Thurs Thurs­day 4 DUBLIN 21st Vibe for Philo – Wild One An­nual love fest for Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott. Acts ap­pear­ing in­clude Fin­nish rock­ers Cold Sweat and Ja­pan’s Lizzy­boys. Vicar St 7.30pm ¤35 0818-719390 Do You Come Here Of­ten? See Tues­day, Dublin. The He­lix (Ma­hony Hall) 8pm ¤35/¤31/¤27 01-7007000 Warpath Metal gig to wipe away any post-New Year blues you might be suf­fer­ing from. Spe­cial guests in­clude Sar­co­sis and Nu­clear Reign. Ea­monn Doran’s 7.30pm ¤5 (Please note this is an over-18s event.) GAL­WAY The Saw Doc­tors The Tuam shams – en­ter­tain­ing the West. Black Box 8pm ¤25 091-569777 Rock/Pop list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@ir­ish-times.ie

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