On whether you have any­thing worth­while to say – or some­thing to sell.

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rou­tine? Check in with our stock­bro­ker. Crys­tal heal­ing from our ther­a­pist, Francine. Ten or 15 min­utes in an iso­la­tion cham­ber to fo­cus and find our cen­tres. And then we’re go for magic time. What’s your crowd-pleas­ing num­ber? All num­bers should be crowd-pleas­ing. We don’t do lulls. Chat­ting be­tween songs – good or bad? De­pends en­tirely


Up­stairs/Down­stairs Pav res­i­dent DJs and guests come to­gether in the club and bar for a night in aid of Cork’s Penny Din­ners. The Pavil­ion 9pm Adm free (sug­gested do­na­ton 15) 021-4276230


Mongo Se­lec­tion Box Three mu­sic rooms, two floors and 25-plus DJs pro­vide the Mongo spe­cial sauce for those turkey sam­bos. Acts and DJs in­clude Aaron Nolan, Saoirse Ryan, Ciara Glynn, Mark Dennis, Giles Arm­strong, Lor­can Mak, Dave Sala­cious, Conor Feeney and many more. Grand So­cial 5pm from Space Di­men­sion Con­troller and Bubba. Stiff Kit­ten 10pm £14 048-90238700 xxxy at Mud (Fri, Dublin); the wel­come re­turn of Horse Meat Disco (Sun, Dublin); and the Sun­day Times soundsys­tem pre­pares for the big day (Sun, Cork) the Pavil­ion; and, in the cap­i­tal, a Pogo date for Mano Le Tough and the Mongo Se­lec­tion Box with dozens of lo­cal DJs and acts at the Grand So­cial. Groupies. Would you? “The man who goes far­thest is gen­er­ally the one who is will­ing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” So says Dale Carnegie. Have you a spe­cial stage wardrobe? We’ve no short­age of stage at­tire. We try to ad­here to a style we like to call “Up­town

115 01-8740076 Fr Ted Day That will be most cer­tainly be an ec­u­meni­cal mat­ter. The an­nual re­turn of the Shaw’s Ted­fest. Bernard Shaw 6pm Adm free Pogo Kick out the post-Christ­mas jams with the ex­cel­lent Mano Le Tough (now al­ligned with John Tal­abot’s Per­ma­nent Va­ca­tion la­bel), Joma, Sul­bal­tern, Mother DJs, Sub­ject reps and many more. Twisted Pep­per, Mid Abbey St 10.30pm 112/110 01-8734800 Strange­ways, Here We Come! Bang­ing dub­step in the up­stairs room and hip-hop and grime in the base­ment. Lost So­ci­ety, Sth Wil­liam St 10.30pm 13 be­fore 11pm/ 15 01-6111798


Rib­bon Legs An­nual sea­sonal spin from the Quinn brothers play­ing techno, coun­try, rock, in­die and soul. PJ Duffy’s, Bal­lina 10pm Adm free 096-21689

Thurs­day 27 BELFAST

Sketchy Across the Line’s Rigsy and Paul McClean join Mark O’Reilly, Donna Legge and Paul Hamill for two rooms of high-oc­tane hip-hop, elec­tro, house, in­die and dub­step. Stiff Kit­ten 9pm £3 be­fore 11pm/£4 048-90238700


Freakscene The long­est run­ning club night in the land with Em­mett and Johnny Freak play­ing alt clas­sics and in­die hits in the main room, DJ Nico at the helm of the Danascene, and guest DJs on an elec­tronic tip play­ing the roof garden. The Roxy, Sth Main St 11pm 14 be­fore 11.30pm/ 16/15 087-2710710


The Flip Side San Diego DJ and pro­ducer Abjo gets into the swing. Sup­port from the Flip Side DJs. Bernard Shaw 8pm Adm free Ju­nior Spesh & For­ward/Slash The Thurs­day night clubs join forces for one fi­nal 2012 bash with Mel­ty­brains?, Nou­veaunoise, Ghosts, Kara Kara, Peaks and reps from the Spesh and

Ex­trav­a­gance”. If you could be in any other band, which one? Who’s sold the most records? Who’s in­vited to your aftershow party? Any­one who’s ever done the walk of life.

In con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Clay­ton-Lea. Spring Break play Dublin’s But­ton Fac­tory on Sun­day For­ward/Slash crews on the decks. Twisted Pep­per 10pm 17/15 01-8734800 Housew­erk/Provider Hip-hop bangers from the un­der­ground from the Provider crew with Housew­erk on a deep, tech and soul­ful house tip. Grand So­cial 11.30pm 18/16 01-8734332 Throw­ing Shapes Bar-room blitz with rock’n’roll, soul, Motown, breaks and hip-hop from by­gone eras with Lisa Moore and friends. Lit­tle Green Café, High St 8pm Adm free Club Poi­son Rock and metal for the head­strong and the head­bangers from Road Dogg and Hel­mut, An­drew’s Lane The­atre 10pm 15 be­fore 11pm/ 17


Strange Brew In­die beats, alternative rock, new faves and good vi­bra­tions with Gu­gai and guests. Róisín Dubh 11pm Adm free 091-586540 Roots list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

Fri­day 21 DUBLIN

Moya Bren­nan A spe­cially prod­cued show of sea­sonal cel­e­bra­tion and re­flec­tion from the Clan­nad singer. Sea­mus En­nis Cul­tural Cen­tre, The Naul 7.30pm 125 01-8020898

Satur­day 22 DUBLIN

Sonny Con­dell and Rob­bie Over­son As good a pair of Ir­ish folk/roots mu­si­cians as you can find in the land? We speak the truth. An­nes­ley House, Fairview 9.15pm 110 01-8555121

Sun­day 23 DUBLIN

Badge Dublin blues band per­form eclec­tic mix of 70’s rock/blues, in­clud­ing Cream (nat­u­rally), Free, Fleet­wood Mac, Jeff Beck, et al. JJ Smyths 4pm 110 01-4752565

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