Back to their roots at free mu­sic event

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Three Dublin bands will par­tic­i­pate in JD Roots, a mu­sic event spon­sored by Jack Daniels. Deloren­tos, We Cut Cor­ners and The Min­utes will play for one night only at the But­ton Fac­tory, Dublin on May 18th. The idea for the “roots” el­e­ment of the gig is that each of the bands will cover songs by Ir­ish bands and artists who have in­flu­enced them. It re­places the JD Set, which took place last year in the same venue and saw a su­per­group of mu­si­cians in­clud­ing Neil Han­non and Romeo Sto­dart cover Vampire Week­end’s de­but al­bum in its en­tirety.

“Nor­mally when drinks com­pa­nies knock at your door it’s some­thing fairly straight­for­ward, so when some­thing creative comes along, it’s more in­ter­est­ing,” Deloren­tos front­man Kieran Mcguinness said. “There may be a few sur­prises, per­haps a tra­di­tional song, per­haps some less well­known stuff, per­haps some clas­sics . . . and we might even be play­ing them on some pretty un­usual in­stru­ments.” He added that fans could prob­a­bly ex­pect songs by U2, Thin Lizzy and the Pogues among the sur­prises.

Tick­ets are free, although you must en­ter a draw by reg­is­ter­ing on jd­roots.ie, from April 2nd to May 4th.

Dark Room Notes launch their epony­mous sec­ond al­bum with a gig at Dublin’s Twisted Pep­per next Satur­day, April 7th. Af­ter a lengthy run in Dublin, the Philip Lynott Ex­hi­bi­tion will open in London from April 5th to June 24th at the Bri­tish Mu­sic Ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tick­ets for Leonard Co­hen’s re­turn to the grounds of the Royal Hospi­tal, Kil­main­ham on Septem­ber 11th and 12th are on sale from to­day.

Sigur Rós re­turn from their four-year hia­tus in May with their long-awaited sixth al­bum. Val­tari is out on May 25th.

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