rock/pop

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTINGS - Rock/Pop list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

Fri­day 28 BELFAST

Ire­land’s Show­bands – Do you Come Here Of­ten? Nos­tal­gia reigns as the likes of Bren­dan Bowyer, Sonny Knowles, Su­san McCann and Ray Lynam re­turn to the glory days. Waterfront Hall (Au­di­to­rium) 7.45pm £26.50/£24.50/ £22.50 048-90334455 Also Sat/Sun, Belfast; Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

The Gand­his Very fine Dublin band head­line hol­i­day bash. Stags Head 8pm 18/16 01-6793701 Jerry Fish and the Skele­ton Crew Post-Christ­mas funk/ soul/rock blend. Work­man’s Club 9pm 118 0818-719300 The 4 of Us Bren­dan and De­clan Murphy rip through their back cat­a­logue; ex­pect sublte, sharp, acous­tic pop. Whe­lan’s 9pm 115 01-4780766/1890-200078 Band of Friends Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna & Mar­cel Scher­pen­zeel play the rock/blues sounds of Rory Gal­lagher. The Vil­lage 8pm 119 01-4758555

KERRY

The Coro­nas Fol­low­ing their gig at a stuffed O2, one of Ire­land’s most pop­u­lar bands say good­bye to 2012. INEC, Kil­lar­ney 8pm 128 064-6671555 Jack L Noted Ir­ish singer brings his 27 Club project to the King­dom. INEC Acous­tic Club, Kil­lar­ney 8pm 122 064-6671555 Also Sat, West­meath

LOUTH

Paddy Casey Small but well­formed Ir­ish singer-song­writer puts on a pre-2013 show. Guest is fine singer-song­writer Ste­wart Agnew. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 117.50 042-9352697

MAYO

Deloren­tos Smart Ir­ish act bow out of 2012 with pride and in­tegrity in­tact. Royal The­atre, Castle­bar 9pm 115 0818-300000

Satur­day 29

BELFAST

Ire­land’s Show­bands – Do you Come Here Of­ten? See Fri­day, Belfast. Waterfront Hall (Au­di­to­rium) 7.45pm £26.50/£24.50/ £22.50 048-90334455 Also Sun, Belfast; Thurs, Dublin

CORK

The Frank and Wal­ters Classy Ir­ish in­die-pop act run through their Trains, Boats & Planes al­bum, which cele­bartes its 20th an­niver­sary. Guests are Power of Dreams, Jim Bob (from Carter USM ) and The Nail drivers. Savoy The­atre 8.30pm 122.50 021-4253000 Le Galaxie Crack­ing elec­tro-pop act. Must see? Yep. The Pavil­ion

9pm 15 021-4276230

DUBLIN

Some­thing Hap­pens An­nual get-to­gether for one of the best Ir­ish rock bands of the past 25 years. Whe­lan’s 9pm 122 01-4780766/1890-200078

LOUTH

Mick Flan­nery Cork singer­song­writer crams in a cou­ple of spe­cial end-of-year shows. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 117.50 042-9352697 Also Mon, Cork

WEST­MEATH

Jack L See Fri­day, Kerry. Belvedere House, Mullingar 9pm 120/118

Sun­day 30

BELFAST

Ire­land’s Show­bands – Do you Come Here Of­ten? See Fri­day, Belfast. Waterfront Hall (Au­dito- rium) 7.45pm £26.50/£24.50/ £22.50 048-90334455 Also Thurs, Dublin Juliet Turner Slowly peek­ing out from be­hind the cur­tains, say hello again to this very good Ir­ish singer-song­writer. Black Box 8pm £15 048-90244400

CORK

Orig­i­nal Rude­boys Dublin pop/hip-hop/acous­tic act. Ex­pect a blast. The Pavil­ion 9pm 115/113 021-4276230

DUBLIN

Hot­house Flow­ers First Dublin show in more than two years from this much-liked Ir­ish band. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 01-4780766

LOUTH

Turn Spe­cial re­group­ing of one­time Ir­ish con­tenders. See What’s on Your Rider?. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 113 042-9352697

Mon­day 31 CORK

Mick Flan­nery See Satur­day, Louth. Opera House 8pm 122.50/120/118 021-4270022

DUBLIN

Mix Tape New Year’s Eve Party Turn­ing Pi­rate once again gath­ers a se­lec­tion of Ire­land’s best known and most tal­ented. Ex­pect a house combo com­pris­ing mem­bers of The Frames, Vil­lagers, Lisa Han­ni­gan’s band and oth­ers, in­clud­ing Cathy Davey, Neil Han­non, Steve Wall, Jerry Fish, Richie Egan and Lisa Han­ni­gan. Vicar St 7.30pm 135 0818-719390 Cast of Cheers Good times guar­an­teed with this sharp Ir­ish band. There’ll be sore heads the morn­ing af­ter. Work­man’s Club 8pm 118 0818-719300

White Col­lar Boy/New Jack­son The above and much more (in­clud­ing Ships, I Am the Cos­mos, Get Down Ed­its, Hand­some Paddy and DJs) ring out the old. Grand So­cial 8pm 115 01-8740090 Repub­lic of Loose Rau­cous, rowdy bunch of rock­ers play their first Dublin show in two years; an­other ad­di­tion to what will surely be a good night is a DJ set from Tier­an­niesaur. Whe­lan’s 9pm 122.50 01-4780766 Imelda May/Bell X1/Ham Sand­wich NYE Dublin Fes­ti­val brings out the big­gish guns to cel­e­brate the start of The Gath­er­ing Ire­land 2013. Col­lege Green 7pm 120 nye­dublin.ie

KERRY

Saw Doc­tors/As­lan/Some­thing Hap­pens Three top Ir­ish bands for this price? Nice way to cel­e­brate the on­set of 2013, that’s for sure. Spe­cial guests are The Strypes. INEC, Kil­lar­ney 9pm 144/139 064-6671555

LOUTH

Tem­per-Men­tal Mis­sElay­neous Dublin rap­per Missy El is in the Spirit Store house. Spe­cial guests are Ras­tachaun, Back­room Bash­ment DJS and quite a few very merry peo­ple. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 110 042-9352697

Wed­nes­day 2 DUBLIN

Ther­apy Ses­sions Ex­pect to see, amid, po­etry and spo­ken word, a vast ar­ray of mu­sic tal­ent. Part of Ire­land’s Men­tal Health Arts Fes­ti­val, First Fort­night. Work­man’s Club 8.30pm 15 0818-719300

Thurs­day 3 DUBLIN

Ire­land’s Show­bands – Do you Come Here Of­ten? See Fri­day, Belfast. The He­lix, DCU 8pm 123/122/ 120 01-7007000

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