ROCK Real Estate
Academy, Dublin 9pm ¤17 theacademydublin.com New Jersey band good to go for perceptive songwriting and precise musicianship? We reckon so, as these unlikely looking rock stars continue to blend languid psychedelia with a subtle Springsteen influence. You can take the band out of New Jersey, etc. TCL
ART Representational Instabilities
Higher Bridges Gallery, The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh Until Nov 8 Ursula Burke’s porcelain sculptures harness classical iconography and the decorative idioms of Meissen and Belleek china. She adds a satirical twist in visualising “issues of representation and identity within post-conflict Northern Ireland”. It’s a provocative, clever, witty work, though will Northerners will see the joke when the scars have yet to heal?
JAZZ Hugh Masekela
NCH, Dublin 8pm nch.ie The legendary South African trumpeter blazed a trail for African jazz in the 1960s and risked life and luxury to oppose the apartheid regime. His music expresses that uniquely poignant combination of struggle and joy, which he shares with other greats such as John Coltrane. This 75th birthday performance is dedicated to the memory of his friend Nelson Mandela, in the cause of whose release Masekela was tireless. With support from Irish-Nigerian group Tig Linn. CL