ART Maggy Morrissey: Quietude Images are made by leaving things out, and Morrissey’s photographs (left) especially so. Her approach has been described as minimalist, which is fair enough. Her subject matter encompasses the Irish coastline and travels in Europe, including Venice. Morrissey has a quiet, patient eye and is receptive to the layers of atmosphere and time. There is lots of space in her photos, but it is never empty. RIOT-GRRRLL Sleater-Kinney One of America’s best ever rock bands playing in Dublin? Hands up how many people have been waiting for this gig for years? It certainly isn’t before time, as following their break-up in 2005, SleaterKinney’s (right) reputation and influence only continued to increase until they reformed in 2014. That breath you’ve been holding in for years? You can let it go now. ALT.COUNTRY The Handsome Family Brett and Rennie Sparks return once again to tour around Ireland, the country that best understands their tales of spooky backwoods goings-on. Yes, we like ’em, we do, and after years of touring around these parts it’s good to know that Mr and Mrs Sparks are gaining a commercial foothold in the US due to their musical involvement in the hit TV show True Detective. ART WET Hive Emerging, an artist-run studio and gallery project in Waterford, has built a track record of consistent, lively enterprise with the emphasis on group rather than individual events. WET is a show of works made in the past year by Jane Rainey, Julie Brazil, Damien O Reilly, Aileen Conroy, Pascal Ungerer and more.