Lex Woo is back for monthly help­ing of Afrolatin jaz­zsould­is­co­house at his old stomp­ing ground. Ho­gan’s 10pm Adm free 01-6775904

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTINGS -

Pogo Ostgut ma­nia in the Pep­per with Pro­sumer and the awe­some St­effi. Pogo & Sub­ject DJs stand around look­ing busy. Twisted Pep­per 10.30pm 115/112 01-8734800 Mother Ghost­boy and KellyAnne Byrne keep it in the fam­ily with disco, elec­tro and synth-pop for all. Cop­per Al­ley 11pm 15 be­fore 11.30pm/ 110 01-6796500 Toejam Frankie Grimes takes it to the (Por­to­bello) bridge. Bernard Shaw 8pm Adm free Last Satur­days at Ho­gan’s Base­ment NYE The Not Say­ing Boo and Hid­den Agenda crews join forces for a mon­ster bash fea­tur­ing MMOTHS, For­rests. Frankie Grimes, CLU, Barry Red­set­taz, Quigo, Frank B, Joma and dozens more. Twisted Pep­per 8pm 115/112 01-8734800 Ol­lie Cole: sur­pris­ingly, no men­tion of CC Rider Phil Kieran, Pysca­tron, Sa­maan & Graeme, JC Wil­liams, Swoose, Chris Hanna and many more. QUSU 9.30pm £14/£12


NYE Flight 2012 Night­flight say good­bye to ’12 and hello to ’13 with live sets from New Jack­son, Ships and I Am the Cos­mos, plus White Col­lar Boy, Get Down Ed­its, Hand­some Paddy and the What’s on your rider? The usual: coke, strip­pers, whiskey, mints.

Def­i­nitely not Sean Rider – he’d be my least fa­vorite rider. Af­ter that it’s be­tween Knight Rider and Easy Rider. Oh! And Wi­nona Ry­der. What’s your pre-gig rit­ual/ rou­tine? Four hours of tantric sex, vo­cal warm-ups and a mint. What’s the best gig you’ve been to? Prob­a­bly an Oliver Cole solo gig. Have you heard that guy? Se­ri­ously, he’s frickin’ awe­some.

All gigs are amaz­ing and all the mu­sic that artists make is ma­jes­tic. I love Night­flight at­ten­dants. Grand So­cial 8pm 115 01-8740076 2013 Dubd Out and Ro­nan O take you into the new year. Kitchen 11pm 115 085-1394016 Funky Seomra Spend the big­gest night of the club­bing year at the al­co­hol- and drugfree night­club for body, heart and soul RDS 8pm 115


Whippy New Year Say hello to 2013 in the com­pany of Mr Whippy’s Soundys­tem, which pulls up to the bumper with funk, disco, house, hip-hop, reg­gae and more. J McGings, West­port 9pm Adm free 098-29743 all gigs equally and life is beau­ti­ful. What are your favourite and least favourite venues? I love all the venues and all the peo­ple who run them and all the pro­mot­ers. I love them all equally and life is beau­ti­ful. Who is the most fa­mous per­son to have shown up at one of your gigs? I know this seems like a joke be­cause I men­tioned her ear­lier, but ac­tu­ally it’s Wi­nona Ry­der! Most em­bar­rass­ing on-stage moment? A dream I had where I was naked. You know the one? Groupies. Would you? What kind of groupies are we talk­ing here? Ir­ish groupies? How many road­ies does it take to change your light­bulbs (in other words, how big is your en­tourage)? I leave it to my Ir­ish groupies to twist my bulbs. Have you a spe­cial stage wardrobe? Yes. Sketchy Across the Line’s Rigsy and Paul McClean join Mark O’Reilly, Donna Legge and Paul Hamill for two rooms of high­oc­tane hip-hop, elec­tro, house, in­die & dub­step. Stiff Kit­ten 9pm £3 be­fore 11pm/£4 048-90238700



Ju­nior Spesh Juice take over the base­ment with house to grime, Frat House make their bow in the Box and the Spesh kids rule the roost in the main room. Twisted Pep­per, Mid Abbey St 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, soul, Motown, breaks and hip-hop from by­gone eras with Lisa Moore and friends. Lit­tle Green, Café High St 8pm Adm free Do you like to meet and greet fans af­ter the gig? No. I have noth­ing in com­mon with those weirdos. Any use­ful stage tips? Al­ways play to the back of the room. The peo­ple up the front? You have them al­ready What’s the worst thing ever thrown at you? A pos­i­tive preg­nancy test with a note at­tached. spin­ning elec­tronic sweet­ness in the main room, plus Sean Mer­ri­gan and Colin Devine play­ing disco, synth-pop and no-wave in the bar. Twisted Pep­per 11pm 15 01-6709202

Thurs­day 3 BELFAST

Freakscene Em­mett and Johnny Freak play alt clas­sics and in­die hits in the main room, DJ Nico is at the helm of the Danascene, and guest DJs on an elec­tronic tip play the roof garden. The Roxy, Sth Main St 11pm 14 be­fore 11.30pm/ 16/15 087-2710710 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 If you could be in any other band, which one? Pix­ies, Pix­ies, Pix­ies. Or, if that can’t work, One Di­rec­tion. I can be like the “dad” guy on the end. Some­thing for the older ladies. Who’s in­vited to your aftershow party? Snoop, Jay Z, P Diddy, Fiddy Cent. AfricanAmer­i­can dudes know how to get down. What’s your best tour story? I se­ri­ously doubt you guys will print most of th­ese an­swers, never mind my best tour story. Let’s just say that Led Zep­pelin and Möt­ley Crüe had noth­ing on us.

In con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Clay­ton-Lea. Turn play Dun­dalk Co Louth on Sun­day Roots list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

Fri­day 28 DUBLIN

Ben Reel Band Blues/roots act from Mon­aghan, well worth your time and at­ten­tion. JJ Smyths 9pm 110 01-4752565


Two Time Polka Good­time roots/blue­grass/Amer­i­cana band aim­ing to get us all into the sea­sonal mood. Boyles Bar, Slane 10.30pm Adm free 041-9884747 Also Mon, Dublin; Tues, Water­ford

Satur­day 29 BELFAST

Bap Kennedy & Band Rugged Belfast roots singer-song­writer cel­e­brates the success of his re­cent The Sailor’s Re­venge, voted one of 2012’s 10 best al­bums by Mojo mag. Guests are The Hard Jets. Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £16 048-90249276

Mon­day 31 DUBLIN

Two Time Polka See Satur­day, Meath. Master­sons Steak­house, Swords 11pm 110 01-8903855 Also Tues, Water­ford

Tues­day 1


Two Time Polka See Satur­day, Meath. Spin­naker Bar, Dun­more East 4pm Adm free 051-383133

Thurs­day 3 DUBLIN

Kevin Do­herty’s Tele­graph Ac­claimed song­writer draws on Ir­ish and Amer­i­can folk styles; ex­pect to hear ma­te­rial from his new al­bum, See­ing Things. Lee­son Lounge 8.30pm 112 01-6603816

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