PICK OF THE FORTNIGHT
When it comes to great wobbly house bangers that sparkle with pop glitz, Hamburg DJ and producer Marco Niemerski has it going on in spades. The massive hit Coma Cat introduced us to his work, but debut album Glow showed that was just the tip of the iceberg. Here was an album full to the brim with à la mode house, with plenty of pop twists. Niemerski has been a regular visitor to these parts too, appearing at the Beatyard and Life festivals in recent years. NEW YEAR’S EVE There will be no Ticket edition on December 26th (yes even we have families that tolerate our presence for a day or two), so in the following pages, you’ll find listings for the next fortnight, and recommendations for the next seven days. But seeing as New Year’s Eve has actually become something worth going out for in the past few years, we thought it best to look a little further ahead for our last recommendation of 2014.
The will be rapping and rolling its way through the city on Dec 30 and 31. Highlights include Soundings: Holy Trinity with Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan at City Assembly House, Lingo: Poets vs Rapper and the Dublin Poetry Slam.
The Grand Social has a cracking blowout planned with
Spoken Word Festival Kelly Anne Byrne, Nightflight DJs Raglans. Le Galaxie
will be powering up Meeting House Square.
But pick of the bunch in Dublin might just be the Button Factory, with (above) and including our
Kate Boy Mother DJs,
own biased. Ouside of the capital,
will be lifting the roof off the Róisín Dubh with and the Triskel in Cork is keeping things grimy and literal with
Kormac’s Big Band
mynameisjOhn, God Knows
and In Donegal, they’ll be taking the traditional high road, with the (formed in 1967) playing at Teach Hiudai Beag and a
Boys of the Lough
That’s your four corners of the country covered. Go on with you now, we’ve a party frock to be picking out. See you in ’15.