Hitting a high five
BODYTONIC 5TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND POD Complex, Dublin Fri-Sat Various prices and times 01-4763374
Only five years? There are times when it seems as if the Bodytonic crew have been around since the dawn of time. The busiest club runners the capital has ever known have put on banging club nights, helmed stages at festivals, run a boozer, launched an art gallery, taken the Bodytonic gospel to foreign parts and set up a couple of labels. This weekend, they go back to where it all began with a series of very special club nights.
Tonight’s Stereotonic features a parade of smashing housers with Jori Hulkkonen, Charles Webster’s new Version project, Atjazz, Greg Wilson plus local luminaries.
Saturday night’s Pogo sees techno kingpin Andy Weatherall (below) get in the ring with The Redsettaz in the main room, while long-standing Pogo-er Nic James is in the Pub and Donal Dineen takes charge of the live room. For those still standing, Sunday means the Twelve all-dayer in the Bernard Shaw. JIM CARROLL Can’T See ThaT? CaTch This Sex Pistol Glen Matlock hooks up with Sassy Sue (Dublin, Friday) and funk big gun Sweet Charles hits town (Dublin, Saturday)