TUES­DAY 09.06.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - TCL JC JJ Smyths, Aungier St, 9pm, €15, Cor­mac Larkin CL

ELEC­TRO-POP Syl­van Esso On pa­per, in plain black and white, it shouldn’t work. But the Ap­palachian folk her­itage of Amelia Meath and the psych-rock/roots trap­pings of Me­gafaun’s Nick San­born in­ter­sect neatly, thank you very much, at a point where af­fect­ing elec­tro-pop erupts. The duo re­turns to Dublin fol­low­ing last Oc­to­ber’s de­but at the Work­man’s Club. town tonight – good news in­deed for Belfast’s party faith­ful. Res­i­dent DJs James Prest­ley and Giles Smith will rep­re­sent the Lon­don club, a shindig that has man­aged the re­mark­able feat of re­main­ing rel­e­vant and cut­ting-edge 13 years on from its in­cep­tion. Sup­port from Paddy Towe (Slack So­ci­ety), Phil Lu­cas and Switch res­i­dent Matt Burns. JAZZ Phil Ware Trio fea­tur­ing Bobby Wellins Vet­eran Scot­tish sax­o­phon­ist Bobby Wellins has been one of the most orig­i­nal voices on the UK scene since the mid-1950s, per­haps best known for his con­tri­bu­tion to Stan Tracey’s sem­i­nal Un­der Milk Wood record­ings. His pre­vi­ous Ir­ish en­coun­ters with pi­anist Phil Ware have been cel­e­bra­tory, hard-swing­ing af­fairs and th­ese two dates, north and south, prom­ise to be no dif­fer­ent. At the zenith of wish­ful think­ing, peo­ple will re­fer to North­ern Ire­land’s “post-con­flict” so­ci­ety. It’s a utopian ideal, cer­tainly, but not one that’s par­tic­u­larly use­ful for drama, which thrives on cri­sis. Belfast play­wright Jimmy McAleavey makes his Abbey de­but with a play about the af­ter­math of the Peace Process (where con­flict hasn’t gone away, you know). Nig and Joe are two for­mer sol­diers, drift­ing through a half-life of Philly pi­anist Eric Reed (be­low) was part of Wyn­ton Marsalis’s neo-con jug­ger­naut back in the early 90s, play­ing on some of the trum­peter’s key al­bums, and he has also mixed it with leg­ends like Fred­die Hub­bard and Joe Hen­der­son. Reed is on a Euro­pean tour and he’s stop­ping off in Ire­land for two dates with Dublin gui­tarist John Mo­ri­arty and an in­ter­na­tional quar­tet.

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