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

Fri­day 29 BELFAST The Mother Love Club Giv­ing the Ma a hand with the full-fat funk, beefy beats and su­per­fly soul be­fore the year ends are Knee Deep’s Andy Leathem and ex-counter mon­key at Dr Robert’s, An­gus Daye. Bar Bacca 9.30pm Adm free 048-90230200 Stiff Kit­ten The res­i­dents give it up for free. Timmy Ste­wart, Mark Bell, Psy­ca­tron, Si­mon McDer­mott, Terry Kee­ley, John Craig and John McIver form an or­derly queue by the DJ box. Stiff Kit­ten 10pm Adm free 048-90238700 CORK In­nercity Rolling and rock­ing all the way to Zero Seven with Drew Da Bas­tard’s blend of elec­tro and techno. Fast Ed­die’s 10pm ¤7/¤5 021-4272252 DUBLIN Dave Clarke Big-boned techno and elec­tro with plenty of crunch from Dave Clarke with help in the main hall from Shine’s Alan Simms plus LRB, Shane Ke­hoe, Erik Kris­ten and Dave Feeney round and about. Tri­pod 11pm ¤20 01-4780166 Stereotonic Two rooms of sparkling house muzik with Stereotonic reg­u­lars Ian Bright, Ben Morgan, Ru Doyle, Ge­nie and Jaycee. Rogue 11pm ¤8 01-6753971 Sassy Sue’s GoGo In­evitable Go-go sounds from Dan­de­lion, Gre­gory Spade’s funky plat­ters and, of course, Sassy Sue and her dancers. Sugar Club 11pm ¤15 01-6787188 GAL­WAY Mr C Get your Freq on with the for­mer Shaman who now works the elec­tro-tech beat at Lon­don’s End with the Su­per­freq night and is one-half of the Syco­phant Slags. GPO 10.30pm ¤10/¤7 091-563073 SLIGO Strictly Hand­bag Ska, new-wave pop and Eight­ies rock from Rory and Suz with Mark Kelly, Murt, Sea­mus and Aidan Kelly get­ting in the way. Left Bank 10pm Adm free be­fore 11pm/¤6 071-9168518 Also Mon, Dublin Satur­day 30 BELFAST Yello The first New Year’s Eve banger of the sea­son as Yello has Dale Hooks get­ting his elec­tro and house glit­ter­ball in mo­tion into the early hours. Mynt, Dun­bar St 12.30am £7 be­fore 1.30am/£10 048-90234520 In­land Knights Fu­sion house with all the trim­mings from In­land Knights Lau­rence Ritchie and Andy Ri­ley. Sup­port from Ric McClel­land. Stiff Kit­ten 10pm £10/£8 048-90238700 CORK Rap­ture Red FM’s Ste­vie G has the r’n’b, soul and hip-hop boom tunes to make the room go boom. The Savoy 11pm ¤12 021-4251419 Go Deep In­ter­na­tional deep house dons Greg and Shane end 2006 with an­other odyssey. Fast Ed­die’s 11pm ¤10 021-4272252 DUBLIN Pogo A slimmed-down Pogo tonight be­fore to­mor­row’s full-frontal as­sault on all the senses. In the Club, Barry Red­setta and Will Kinsella play the hits, while Nic James keeps things un­steady in the Pub. POD Com­plex 11pm ¤12/¤10 01-4780166 Get Dirty House, elec­tro and techno from the House­junkies and their care­fully se­lected plus ones. Traf­fic 11pm ¤5 01-8734800 Space Camp It’s an Eve of New Year’s Eve Party at the Camp with Rem­edy’s An­thony Mooney join­ing forces with Trig­ger, Jayce and Evlis to throw down some shapes and fight off alien life­forms. Rogue 11pm ¤10 01-6753971 Base Tony Dixon lays down the hip-hop, r’n’b and ur­ban soul law. The Vaults 9pm ¤10 be­fore mid­night/¤15 01-6054700 Groove­ment Soul Sleek and stream­lined house, jazz and soul from the Groovem­i­nis­ters. 4 Dame Lane 9pm Adm free 01-6790291 Fam­ily It’s a Fam­ily af­fair as the res­i­dents gather for a sea­sonal blast of house, elec­tro and the techno stuff. Wax 11pm ¤6 be­fore mid­night/¤10 01-6770153 LIM­ER­ICK Trin­ity Rooms A three room beano with Paul NEW YEAR’S EVE CLUBS Var­i­ous venues/prices/times – see list­ings for full de­tails New Year’s Eve is the myth­i­cal “night out of the year” of the club­bing cal­en­dar. With more and more peo­ple blank­ing over­priced clubs and pubs, club run­ners now tend to rely on proven faves rather than pay­ing big bucks for an over­seas vis­i­tor. In the cap­i­tal, we like what Back­lash (Hys­tereo, pic­tured, and Les Bien), Rem­edy (Ollie Her­baliser get­ting into the groove), Melt­down (an Acii Disco and Clam­p­down sound­clash) and Pogo (all the greats play­ing all the hits) have to of­fer. For more sav­age fare, Neu­tronyx at The Vaults or the Old Skool bash at the Am­bas­sador are where to go. Up north, Shine lead the way with a bill fea­tur­ing techno baron Dave Clarke and many more. Out west, Shake your way into ’07 with Aran and Ray. On Shan­non­side, there’s a Pu­rity buzz at Trin­ity Rooms with all the trim­mings, while it will be a Gob­s­macked end to the year in Water­ford with Robert Ar­mani and sup­port­ing cast. Webb rock­ing the big room, A2DF and Jeremy Mur­phy hit­ting the but­tons in the Green Room and Mac 3 housed in Trin­ity 2. Trin­ity Rooms 9pm ¤12 061-411177 Sun­day 31 BELFAST Shine New Year’s Eve Party The big­gest night in the year and the big­gest bash in Norn Iron. On the bill as the clock strikes mid­night: Dave Clarke, Al­loy Men­tal, Phil Kieran, Ralph Law­son, Alan Simms, Si­mon McDer­mott, Nik Muzka and Jim Harte. Queen’s Univer­sity 10pm £24/£22 048-90273106 NYEllo The New Year’s Eve bash that kicks off on New Year’s Day with Fed­er­a­tion flyer Greg My­ers and var­i­ous Yello-ers bang­ing the drums un­til well af­ter dawn. Mynt, Dun­bar St 12.30am £7 be­fore 1.30am/£10 048-90234520 Is­land Hop­per New Year’s Eve Party See in 2007 with deep and jazzy house licks from Timmy Ste­wart, John McIver, Mark Bell and Gavin Wil­son. Stiff Kit­ten 10pm £18/£15 048-90238700 CORK Savoy Cork gets ready for an­other year of re­bel­lion with Ste­vie G on the decks and the venue pulling out all the stops. No word on a danc­ing ele­phant at 12 bells, but you never know. Savoy 9.30pm ¤17.50 021-4251419 Freakscene NYE Mas­quer­ade Ball Indie mu­sic for the night that’s in it with Alan Fadd and Jade rock­ing around The Works, while Jenny Glitt is queen of the Qube. Qube/ Works 10pm ¤10 DUBLIN An­tics Make it an indie rock end-of-year with the An­tics gang join­ing forces with The Chalets to bang out the an­thems and hits in Body­tonic's well-ap­pointed boozer. Bernard Shaw, Por­to­bello 4pm Adm free Back­lash The loud­est bangers of the night will be on Dame Street with the Back­lash boys and girls. Live sets from Hys­tereo and Les Bien, plus Jon Aver­ill, Steve Reynolds, Chewy and guests on the Lash down­stairs, while Kate Sal­hom, Lit­tle En­gi­neer, Dave McDon­agh and pals head up­stairs. Rogue 9.30pm ¤10 01-6753971 Rem­edy NYE Get out of the city-cen­tre and join the Rem­edy chick­ens as they wel­come in the new year in Dún Laoghaire. In Room 1, Ollie Teeba (The Her­baliser), Kenny Moy, Ra­zor, Fonetik and Il­lanja make merry with hip-hop, soul and funk. In Room 2, it’s Billy Scurry, An­thony Mooney and Louche on a house odyssey. 40 Foot Bar 9pm ¤20 01-2842982 Old Skool New Year’s Eve ’06 Where you’ll find the head­strong queu­ing up for a rub of the Vicks as ’06 turns to ’07. On the bill: King John Cec­chini (Red Par­rot Records), Ba­nana Boys, Or­bit, Keno Flan­ni­gan, Ben Car­vosso and John Ker­ri­gan. Am­bas­sador 10pm ¤38.70 0818-719300 Hed Kandi Glam house and puff­balls to make you scream with the Hed Kandi gang bring­ing glam­our and the big house tunes. Ap­par­ently, there will be “ex­plod­ing cham­pagne bot­tles”. You’d think they’d be more care­ful af­ter all the Melt­down The Acii Disco and Clam­p­down camps join forces for a three-room ex­trav­a­ganza star­ring Arveene, Al Kee­gan, Glen Brady, Johnny Moy, Sourcecode, Dead­bots, Big Dish Go DJs, the Breakol­ogy crew, the Acii Disco DJs, and many, many more. Tem­ple Bar Mu­sic Cen­tre 9pm ¤20 01-6709022 Pogo NYE Pogo your way into 2007 with the usual gang of mis­chief-mak­ers. Step­ping into the arena once again, ex­cept this time with tin­sel in their hair: Barry Red­setta, Eoin Cre­gan, Tayor, Nic James, Ge­nie and other peo­ple rounded up at the Bernard Shaw pub. POD 9pm ¤15/¤12 01-4780166 GAL­WAY NYE Shake! The only party in the wild, wild west worth both­er­ing with tonight. Aran Shake and Ray McShake shake their way into 2007 with oo­dles and oo­dles of funk, disco, soul, hip-hop and house. Ex­pect to hear Spring­steen’s Born to Run as well, we hear. Bar903 10pm ¤15 091-565991 LIM­ER­ICK Pu­rity A three-room win­ter won­der­land with the big­gest floor-fillers and an­thems from 2006 from the res­i­dents, the Dis­co­nauts stop­ping the traf­fic and the Viva Mu­sic Crew rock­ing the Green Room. As you wan­der from room to room, take in the var­i­ous sideshows, spec­tac­u­lars and straw­ber­ries dipped in white choco­late. Trin­ity Rooms 9pm ¤15 061-411177 OF­FALY Melt­down Ball Wel­come in the New Year with an in­ter­na­tional ar­ray of DJs in­clud­ing Jac­qui Manini (Switzer­land), Wia Gar­cia (Por­tu­gal), Erica (Bel­gium), Neu­tronyx (Spain), Ferro (Por­tu­gal) and Lutu (Spain) spin­ning trance, techno, elec­tro, house, chill­out, reg­gae and much more. Check melt­down­ball.com for has­sle get­ting the place open. Tri­pod 10pm ¤33.95/¤25 0818-719300 Tin­sel­town Spirit’s New Year’s Eve bash is all about Hol­ly­wood’s golden era, in­volv­ing dance re­vues, The Wizard of Oz, clas­sic movies and the like. The res­i­dent DJs play the hits. Spirit 9pm ¤35/¤30 01-8779999 Max­i­mum Joy NYE Party Turntable hap­pi­ness with DJs from MJ, Breaker’s Re­venge and Lets Bolt join­ing arms for a cos­mic, psych-out, slo-mo disco and no-wave take on Auld Lang Syne. The Un­der­ground @ Kennedy’s 10pm ¤8 01-6611124 Neu­tronyx New Year’s Count­down Pre­pare for a sav­age 2007 with bang­ing tunes from Ze­fer, Mis­terIX , Zini, PsyAm, DJ Dan­mac, Elec­tro Douche, Nu­mi­nous Force and as­sorted friends. The Vaults 9pm ¤20 be­fore mid­night/¤25 01-6054700 Songs of Praise Bid farewell to 2006 by butcher­ing some rock’n’roll clas­sic or other on the karaoke ma­chine, while Rory Mon­tane and Murt spin the rock god plat­ters which will sound just as good in 2007 as they did in 1977. Or 1987. The Vil­lage 8pm ¤10 01-4758555 110th Street NYE Blow-Out Cyril Briscoe, Ger Z and other Street walk­ers get 2007 off to an ex­plo­sive elec­trodisco and punk-house start. The Vic 10pm ¤12 091-567433 more info. Kin­nity Cas­tle 7pm ¤125 (in­clud­ing din­ner) 057-9137318 WATER­FORD Gob­s­macked Get set for ’07 with acid house, techno, and Italo-tech from Robert Cir­cus Bells Ar­mani, Gae­tano Pari­sio and Desy Balmer. The Fo­rum 10pm ¤25 Mon­day 1 DUBLIN New Year’s Day at the Bernard Shaw The Body­tonic pub opens its doors and hands out the Alka Seltzer to all and sundry. Tunes of a New Year’s Day per­sua­sion from the Mon­key Ten­nis DJs, Nic James, Donal Scan­nell, Barry Red­setta, Jaycee, James M, Al­ter­nate Dan and loads more. Did some­one men­tion car­nage? Bernard Shaw 10.30am Adm free Strictly Hand­bag The long­est run­ning club in the city. Eight­ies-a-go-go down­stairs, north­ern soul and punk in the Globe. Rí-Rá 11.30pm ¤7 01-6711220 Tues­day 2 DUBLIN Sil­ver Cloud Lounge Jazz, soul, funk, reg­gae and global tunes for all with DJ Billy. Sin É 9pm Adm free 01-8787009 Wed­nes­day 3 CORK Freakscene The long­est run­ning indie bash in civil­i­sa­tion. Alan Fadd and Jade spin the indie and alt hits on one floor, Jenny Glitt keeps things soul­ful in the Danascene. Qube/Works Oliver Plun­kett St 11pm ¤5/¤3 DUBLIN An­tics Clas­sic alt hits, mod­ern trash an­thems and lots of stuff be­tween the cracks. Craw­daddy 11pm ¤3 be­fore mid­night/¤5/¤4 01-4780166 Thurs­day 4 BELFAST Sketchy Across the Line’s Rigsy and Ski Bunny’s Mark Gor­don keep it al­ter­na­tive with indie clas­sics and fu­ture an­thems. Stiff Kit­ten 9.30pm £3 be­fore 11pm/£4 048-90238700 DUBLIN Elec­tric City Luke Logan and Barry Dono­van lead the elec­tro and techno charge for 2007. Wax 11pm Adm free be­fore mid­night/¤5 01-6770011 Back­lash Elec­tro­house and punk-house favourites for all the fam­ily with the Back­lash gang. Rogue 11pm ¤5 01-6753971 Soul Food World Beats Thurs­day night Reme­dies for all in­volv­ing reg­gae, Latin, soul, house, jazzy drum’n’bass and pizza. Bia Bar 8.30pm Adm free 01-4053563 In­ter­na­tional World Beats Party Ear to the Globe on Anna Livia wire­less jockey Nigel Wood tunes into the best in dance­floor world beats. Turk’s Head Club 9pm ¤5/¤2 01-6792606 Clubs list­ings: Jim Car­roll jim­car­roll@ir­ish-times.ie

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