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Rock/Pop list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea

Fri­day 15 CORK

Mmoths and Young Won­der Co-head­lin­ers a-go-go, plus a DJ set from Nialler9. As part of Dirty Week­ender 3. The Pavil­ion 10pm 110 021-4276230


Pic­ture­House Dublin band play their first full show in 10 years to cel­e­brate launch of a new sin­gle, Hello. The Vil­lage 9pm 113.75 01-4758555/1890-200078 Maria Doyle Kennedy One of Ire­land’s most un­der­rated singers? Yep. Axis The­atre, Bal­ly­mun 7.30pm 118/115 01-8832100


Elevens Really quite lovely new mu­sic from old hands. Dolan’s 8pm 115/112 061-314483 Bats Punky/funky post-hard­core Ir­ish act. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm 110 042-9352697 Rest Cork in­stru­men­tal progrock­ers launch new al­bum, I Hold the Wolf. As part of Dirty Week­ender 3. The Pavil­ion 10pm 110 021-4276230 The Lu­m­i­neers Fast ris­ing folk, alt.rock, Amer­i­cana, in­die band. Olympia The­atre 8pm 117.50/ 115 0818-719300

LOUTH Satur­day 16 CORK


Her­itage Cen­tre Ir­ish in­die rock act con­tinue to pro­mote their 2012 de­but al­bum, Al­right, Check It Out. Grand So­cial 8pm 18 01-8740090 Toast Of­fice Records Ir­ish la­bel launch its new 19-track cas­sette tape. Sounds good to us here. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 9pm 110 01-4780766/1890-200078 I’m Your Vinyl Head­line show from em­i­nently in­tel­li­gent Ir­ish pop/rock duo. Sup­port from The Ikon­ics. Twisted Pep­per, Abbey St 8pm 18

Sun­day 17 BELFAST

Train Multi-plat­inum-award­win­ning Amer­i­can band on tour in sup­port of their 2012 al­bum, Cal­i­for­nia 37. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £24 (sold out) 048-90334455 Also Mon, Dublin


Saucy Sun­days Weekly show­case of up and coming Ir­ish tal­ent; this week’s line-up in­cludes David Hope, El­der Roche, Yel­low Bridge, THE KILLERS Odyssey Arena, Belfast Thurs Feb 21 £48/£45; 02, Dublin Fri Feb 22 8pm ¤51.65/¤49.65 They’ve been through some ups and downs, this Las Ve­gas band, but they seem to have pulled through. Not that The Killers are ev­ery­body’s favourite at this Knots and Ana Gog. Grand So­cial 5pm Adm free 01-8740090 Justin Bieber Holy moly – the Beiber re­turns for more chaos among the un­der-16s. O2 8pm 181/170.45/154.65 (sold out) 0818-719300 Also Mon, Dublin

Mon­day 18


Justin Bieber See Sun­day, Dublin. O2 8pm 181/170.45/ 154.65 (sold out) 0818-719300 Train See Sun­day, Belfast. Vicar St 7.30pm 129 0818-719390


Ev­ery­thing Ev­ery­thing Manch­ester-based in­die band on no small tal­ent. Whe­lan’s 9pm 121/ 118 (sold out) 01-4780766 Ex­am­ple UK hip-hop act – last in Ire­land on Arthur’s Day, when he played a blin­der at a tiny club in Dublin. Odyssey Arena 8pm £27.50 048-90739074 Ex­am­ple See Wed­nes­day, Belfast. O2 8pm 135 0818-719300

Wed­nes­day 20 Thurs­day 21 BELFAST

The Killers Bran­don Flow­ers and friends re­turn. See panel. Odyssey Arena 8pm £48/£45 048-90739074


point. With more than 10 years un­der the belt, how­ever (and at least five of those firmly locked down in “arena per­form­ing” sta­tus), it would be a fool­ish or bi­ased per­son to dis­miss them out of hand.

Of course, you could blame the highs and lows on the global success of The Killers’ Mark Eitzel Witty, acer­bic US singer-song­writer plugs his lat­est record, Don’t Be a Stranger. Work­man’s Club 9pm 118/115 0818-719300 Ron Sex­smith Cana­dian singer­song­writer par ex­cel­lence. See What’s on Your Rider?. Academy 8pm 125 0818-719300 Inni-K Smart and tune­ful in­diefolk singer-song­writer. Worth check­ing out. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 15 01-4780766 Girls Names Belfast band launch new al­bum, The New Life. Guests are The Last Sound and Gin­nels. Grand So­cial 8pm 112 01-8740090 Clubs list­ings: Jim Car­roll jim­car­roll@irish­

Fri­day 15


Dirty Week­ender 3 The Pav gets into the groove with a Nialler9 night out fea­tur­ing MMOTHS, Young Won­der, Adul­trock & the blog­ger him­self on the decks. Pavil­ion 10pm 110/18


Mud The Ka­boo­gie crew cele- de­but al­bum, Hot Fuss: it was so good that it set a stan­dard the band was un­able to re­tain. A hia­tus in 2010 al­lowed var­i­ous mem­bers to record and re­lease solo work, and then they came back with a bang last year with their lat­est al­bum, Bat­tle Born.

If you can’t make a bee­line to brate seven yeas of high jinks with an AV show from Emp­ty­set’s James Ginzburg and Paul Pur­gas show­ing off cuts from last year’s Medium al­bum. Also in the Mud: Gramo­phone Disco, Lakker, De­fekt and Ka­boo­gie reg­u­lars Six­foot Ap­pren­tice, Richie Ka­boo­gie, Andy A-Force and Colm PCP. Twisted Pep­per 10pm 110 01-8734800 War The city’s wildest Fri­day night hop pro­vides elec­tropop party highs. But­ton Fac­tory 11pm 18/15 01-6709202 Scrib­ble The Shaw’s week­end step­ping be­gins with Dirty Dub­sters. Bernard Shaw 8.30pm Adm free Ba­balo­nia Babaolina trop­i­cal sound­clash with samba, soca and other sunny sounds from Ba­balo­nia DJs Sansao, Neme­sis, Lex Woo, Guy, Dou­bleV, iZem and guests. Lit­tle Green Café, High St 9pm Adm free



Yello Two rooms of top-drawer elec­tro, house and techno at Yello’s pol­y­sex­ual dance-off. Mynt 9pm £5 048-90234520 Club 0a2 Un­der­ground funk, grooves and bangers with Will Softly. Club Aras na nGael 9.30pm Adm free be­fore 10.30pm/ 14 091-567824

Satur­day 16

the Belfast or Dublin shows, The Killers are play­ing the big­gest show of their life at Lon­don’s Wem­b­ley Sta­dium on June 22nd. Can 90,000 peo­ple really be wrong?

Ron Sex­smith Thurs, Dublin


Cru­cial Party Se­lec­tions for week­enders, ravers, bass cadets, soul sis­ters and funk brothers. Pavil­ion 11pm Adm free be­fore mid­night/ 15 021-4276230 Pogo DJ Hell is in the house! See panel. Twisted Pep­per 10.30pm 120/118 01-8734800 Hid­den Agenda HA con­tin­ues its swell se­ries of dou­ble bills with US un­der­ground boo­gie cadet and French Ex­press rep Space Boots, plus Wolf + Lamb and Vi­sionquest pro­duc­ers Foot­printz. Sup­port from 4wrd Grad. But­ton Fac­tory 11pm 112/110 01-6709202 Mother Ghost­boy and Kelly-Anne Byrne keep the joint jump­ing with disco, elec­tro and synth-pop for all. Cop­per Al­ley 11pm 15 be­fore 11.30pm/ 110 01-6796500 Toejam Melodee & Nic James keep the Toejam traf­fic flow­ing. Bernard Shaw 8.30pm Adm free Pro­pa­ganda Clas­sic in­die and fu­ture alt an­thems. The Academy 10.30pm 110/18 01-8779999 Epoch Novel Sound’s New York house don Levon Vin­cent has en­joyed a pur­ple patch of late, with re­leases like the Stereo Sys­tems and NS 08 EPs. Sup­port from Enda. Elec­tric Garden & The­atre 11pm 110/18 091-575976



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