We’ve just had Mrs Carter; now comes Ali­cia Keys. Cer­tainly, the two Amer­i­can stars couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent, as Keys has al­ways seemed to at­tach a low-pro­file clause to her popstar con­tract. This not­with­stand­ing, she is a multi-win­ning Grammy artist,

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de­liver har­monies and old-timey pop/roots. Whe­lan’s 8pm 112 whe­lanslive.com Re­bekka Karijord Evoca­tive Nor­we­gian singer-song­writer. Work­man’s Club 9pm 116 the­work­man­sclub.com Sonny Con­dell and Rob­bie Over­son Folk/pop duo of high renown. An­nes­ley House, Fairview 9.15pm 110 01-8555121 the seller of al­most 40 mil­lion al­bums world­wide, and – in US terms, at least – fa­mous enough to open a Su­per Bowl match.

Keys is also more of a tra­di­tional r’n’b act, one whose mu­sic is rooted as much in vin­tage soul mu­sic as any­thing else, and whose mu­si­cal in­spi­ra­tions in­clude Ste­vie Won­der, Donny Hath­away, Nina Si­mone and Marvin Gaye.

GAL­WAY

The Dud­ley Cor­po­ra­tion See Fri­day, Cork. Róisín Dubh 9pm 112 roisin­dubh.net

LOUTH

Ben Reel Much ad­mired Ir­ish roots/blues/rock artist on tour. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 112 spir­it­store.ie

WICK­LOW

The New Tri­an­gle See Fri­day, Added to th­ese is Keys’s prow­ess as a clas­si­cal pi­anist, which oc­ca­sion­ally drives her mu­sic into ar­eas not usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with con­tem­po­rary ur­ban pop.

One for the so­phis­ti­cated soul fan, then.

Ul­rich Sch­nauss Sat, Dublin Sligo. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray 8pm 115/113 mer­maid­arts cen­tre.ie

Sun­day 19 DUBLIN

The Pyro Blues Ex­ec­u­tive Blis­ter­ing blues/soul/rock out­fit, fea­tur­ing Mick Pyro, Pat Far­rell, John Quer­ney, Noel Bridge­man and James De­laney. JJ Smyths 4.30pm 110 jjs­myths.com

ALI­CIA KEYS O2, Dublin Wed 8pm ¤86/ ¤70.45/¤54.65 theo2.ie

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