Food’n’ drink, post­cards, stamps, a news­pa­per, tooth­picks, some­one to point us in the di­rec­tion to the old part of the city.

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Some of the guys take a power nap and so there is usu­ally one room with sev­eral peo­ple ly­ing down, knocked out cold, look as if they drank the pur­ple Kool-Aid. Other rit­u­als in­clude vo­cal war How do you get to the gig – limo, taxi, walking? Twist and crawl.


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


Ju­nior Spesh It’s the Valen­tine’s Day Car­ni­val with Rinse FM dudes The Heat­wave at the con­trols. Twisted Pep­per 10pm 110/18 01-8734800 and Paul McClean join Mark O’Reilly, Donna Legge and Paul Hamill for high-oc­tane hip-hop, elec­tro, house, in­die and dub­step. Stiff Kit­ten 9pm £3 be­fore 11pm/£4 048-90238700 What’s the best gig you’ve been to? Lalo Guer­rero and Los Chan­gi­tos Feos (a youth Mari­achi group) in Tuc­son, Ari­zona 1997. Lalo is the most im­por­tant mu­si­cian and song­writer to ever come out of Bar­rio Viejo in Tuc­son. He was awarded the Medal of the Arts in 1997 by Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and was named a Na­tional Folk Trea­sure by the Smith­so­nian In­sti­tute. The con­cert I saw him do at a low-key show with be­gin­ning mu­si­cians ages 9-12 years old was sweet and soul­ful, the epit­ome of the finer things in life here in Tuc­son and the Sonora Desert. No­to­ri­ous Old-school hip-hop and r’n’b from the Dayum crew. But­ton Fac­tory 11pm 18/15 01-6709022

Club Poi­son What are your favourite and least favourite venues? I love old the­atres. I am not a big fan of low ceil­ing clubs, but I do like caves. Most em­bar­rass­ing on-stage moment? Los­ing my mind on space cake in Amsterdam . . . I think. Have you a spe­cial stage wardrobe? Not really, but we all like vin­tage clothes and do our own iron­ing and wash­ing the day of the show.

What’s your best tour story? Play­ing in two nights in Dublin at Whe­lan’s. A young cou­ple an­nounced to us at the end of the sec­ond night that they were go­ing to marry soon and if we could play our song Not Even Ste­vie Nicks one last time for them. The show had ended, in­stru­ments were packed, amps un­plugged. But we hopped back on stage and de­liv­ered the best ver­sion of that song ever. It’s their story and I was hon­ored to be part of the sound­track to their love. Niall Toner Band Es­tab­lished and ac­com­plished Ir­ish roots singer, per­former and song­writer launches his new al­bum. Stags Head 8pm 18/16 01-6793701 Aoife O’Dono­van Former singer with alt blue­grass/string band Crooked Still. Guests in­clude Jef­frey Fou­cault. Whe­lan’s 8.30pm 115/113 01-4780766/ 1890-200078 Amelia Cur­ran Cana­dian singer-song­writer­pro­motes her new al­bum, Spec­ta­tors. Mick Murphy’s Pub, Bal­ly­more Eus­tace 9pm 115 045-864017 Also Tues, Dublin

In con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Clay­ton-Lea. Calex­ico plays Dublin’s Olympia on Thurs­day bal­lad group. Du­na­maise Arts Cen­tre, Port­laoise 8pm 125/123 057-8663355

Sun­day 10 CORK

South­ern Ten­ant Folk Union See Fri­day, Mayo. Crane Lane The­atre mid­night Adm free 021-4278487 Also Tues, Ty­rone; Wed, Antrim; Thurs, Gal­way


Pe­tu­nia & the Vipers See Satur­day, Dublin. Grand So­cial 8pm 115 01-8740090

Mon­day 11 KIL­DARE Tues­day 12 DUBLIN

Amelia Cur­ran See Mon­day, Kil­dare. Ruby Ses­sion, Doyles Pub 8pm 18/15


South­ern Ten­ant Folk Union See Fri­day, Mayo. Red Room, Cook­stown 7.30 £10 Also Wed, Antrim; Thurs, Gal­way

Wed­nes­day 13

Joey (right): sound­track­ing love

What’s on your rider? What’s your pre-gig rit­ual/ rou­tine?

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