SATUR­DAY 20.12.14

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET - SEVEN DAYS - Tony Clayton-Lea JC Opium Rooms, Dublin 11pm ¤12 hid­de­na­ JC Mu­nic­i­pal Gallery, DLR Lex­i­con, Ai­dan Dunne Peter Craw­ley

RUCK ROCK Fight Like Apes Ap­par­ently still nurs­ing their new ma­te­rial and new al­bum to­wards a state of readi­ness (for re­lease next year), Dublin band Fight Like Apes (right) ap­proach their 10th year as a band with typ­i­cal acid­ity and no small level of as­sured­ness. We still think they can do what very few other rock bands (Ir­ish ori­gin or not) can do: fire the imag­i­na­tion as well as place a mu­si­cal rocket up your jack­sie. GATH­ER­ING Em­i­grant Disco Christ­mas is that time of year when Ir­ish folk head back to the aul’ sod, so the Em­i­grant Disco rounds up some mu­si­cians, DJs and pro­duc­ers who cur­rently call other ci­ties home for a bit of a bash. The live line-up in­cludes Dim­man (new band from the Malmo-based Richie Egan and Matthew Bol­ger), the London-based Shocko and Dublin reps White Col­lar Boy. DJ sets from Jon Aver­ill (Shock World Ser­vice), Louis Scully (Dis­cotekken/Tele­phones) and Joma (The Lo­cals/ Tele­phones). PARTY Hid­den Agenda It has been a bumper year for the Hid­den Agenda crew and they have a se­ri­ous dou­ble­header in store to mark the on­slaught of the fes­tive sea­son. Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic was one of the best techno al­bums of re­cent years and we look for­ward to hear­ing more from the London pro­ducer in 2015. Join­ing him tonight will be Le­gow­elt, the Dutch pro­ducer, per­former and synth fiend with a win­ning, truly funky ap­proach to elec­tro and techno. ART Sound­ings: Col­lec­tive mem­o­ries of the sea It’s un­sur­pris­ing that many artists with con­nec­tions to Dún Laoghaire bring the sea into their work in some way. This is very much the case with Gary Coyle, whose prac­tice of swimming daily formed the ba­sis of an es­pe­cially good project. He fea­tures, along with An­thony Haughey, Emma John­ston, Sabina MacMa­hon, Julie Mer­ri­man and Lisa Re­burn, in the in­au­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion at the new mu­nic­i­pal gallery, DLR Lex­i­con. Michael McLough­lin in part­ner­ship with RNLI lifeboat crew mem­bers cu­rates. THE­ATRE The Moth­er­fucker with the Hat Dur­ing a fight with her ex-con boyfriend over a hat in their bed­room that isn’t his, Veronica says, “You know I’d rather spit on a nun’s cunt than give a fuckin’ inch when I’ve been wronged.” That could be just the co­caine talk­ing, of course, but the char­ac­ters in Stephen Adly Guir­gis’s play all have a cer­tain wired lyri­cism when it comes to sus­pi­cion and support in con­tem­po­rary New York. Aoife Spil­lane-Hinks’s pro­duc­tion jud­ders a lit­tle through rest­less lo­ca­tion changes and per­for­mances at dif­fer­ent reg­is­ters, but it gets the manic in­ten­sity of life, love and other aw­ful ad­dic­tions.

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