THURS­DAY 16.10.14

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SPECIAL REPORT -

MU­SIC Elvis Costello Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre Dublin 8pm bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie Mu­si­cal poly­glot, dis­carder of com­fort zones, oc­ca­sional su­perb song­writer – the man is all of th­ese and more. Tonight’s gig is Costello solo, so it’s just him, a few acous­tic guitars, a flick through his es­timable back cat­a­logue and – judg­ing by ev­ery other gig we’ve seen over the decades – a master­class in how to be funny be­tween songs. TCL ART The art of find­ing a re­mote place Thomas Brez­ing. Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth St Oct 16-Nov 7 molesworth­gallery.com There’s a gen­eros­ity of vi­sion to Thomas Brez­ing’s work. He makes busy, lay­ered, spa­cious paint­ings that are en­er­get­i­cally, chat­tily, com­pul­sively en­gaged with the world around him. Born in Ger­many and long res­i­dent in Ire­land, he says his work is un­der­pinned by “a cer­tain home­less­ness”, a sense of not be­long­ing com­bined with a per­pet­ual search for iden­tity.

AD CLUB

One­man Twisted Pep­per Dublin 10.30pm djone­man.net The first club night on this edi­tion of the city-wide Beat­yard fes­ti­val sees Rinse FM DJ One­man hit the decks with support from the Wel­come crew. Aside from his ten­ure on that much ad­mired south London sta­tion, One­man (or Steve Bishop) has also reached au­di­ences via a bar­rage of mix-al­bums. The lat­est is

Soli­taire Vol 3, a cracking set-to with the se­lec­tor con­cen­trat­ing on var­i­ous strands of US and UK un­der­ground club sounds.

JC JAZZ

Tommy Halferty Trio JJ Smyths, Aungier Street, Dublin 8.30pm, jjs­myths.com The Derry-born gui­tarist has been one of the most in­flu­en­tial fig­ures on the Dublin jazz scene since the 1980s, both as a per­former and a teacher. He has a string of fine record­ings to his name but live is the best way to ex­pe­ri­ence his pas­sion­ate play­ing. His cur­rent trio fea­tures bassist Dave Red­mond and drum­mer Kevin Brady. Cormac Larkin

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