SATUR­DAY 11.10.14

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

ALT.COUN­TRY Grant-Lee Phillips & Howe Gelb Whe­lan’s Dublin 8pm whe­lanslive.com Take Howe Gelb, a sin­gu­lar, ex­per­i­men­tal song­writer known for his com­mand­ing on­stage pres­ence. Add Grant-Lee Phillips, an elo­quent multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and re­fined song­smith. It all adds up to an in­trigu­ing showcase of US alt.roots prac­ti­tion­ers. TCL CLUB Hid­den Agenda Opium Rooms Dublin 11pm hid­de­na­genda.ie It’s amaz­ing what a change of name and a new crew can do for a venue. The Vil­lage never gained much trac­tion or love, but a new moniker in the shape of the Opium Rooms and the ar­rival of the Hid­den Agenda crew has trans­formed that. Tonight, they’ve ex­cel­lent London DJ and pro­ducer Mike “Fort Romeau” Greene spin­ning trippy house in the main room with support from the res­i­dents, while Ir­ish duo Get Down Ed­its are the hosts in the Gar­den. JC WORLD

Caoimhín Ó Raghal­laigh Re­gional Cul­tural Cen­tre, Let­terkenny 8pm re­gion­al­cul­tur­al­cen­tre.com Also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin; Wed, Wick­low; Thurs, Kil­dare Fresh from the tri­umph of his re­cent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Dan True­man on hardan­ger fid­dle, Ó Raghal­laigh em­barks on a solo tour of fid­dle and film: mar­ry­ing audio and vi­su­als in strange and sin­u­ous ways.

He’s al­ready bro­ken bound­aries across tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, and now he’s re­turn­ing to the multi me­dia space in which he thrives. SL

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