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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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