The TickeT gig of The week

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - Pho­to­graph: Matt Ka­vanagh

Beirut may just be the best thing to come out of Ore­gon since Beth Ditto. At Dublin’s Tri­pod on Tues­day, they brought a soar­ing brass sec­tion, a ukulele, a lead singer who looks sus­pi­ciously like the lead singer from Keane but is in­fin­itely cooler (check shirt? Check. Cor­duroy jacket? Check.) and a plethora of sunny, sway-wor­thy songs rem­i­nis­cent of the best sum­mer of your teens jux­ta­posed with the cir­cus of your dreams. Plus, the lads showed up at Whe­lan’s later on that night. Down with the kids, fo’ sho’. Words: Rose­mary Mac Cabe

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