ROCK/POP

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT -

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY JUNE 5 CORK

Gil­bert O’Sul­li­van Ir­ish pop song­writer with an en­vi­able 1970s back cat­a­logue, in­clud­ing hit sin­gles Alone Again (Nat­u­rally), Clair, Get Down, and Noth­ing Rhymed. Opera House 8pm 144.05/

135.50 cork­op­er­a­house.ie Also Sat, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Wex­ford

Cork Rocks for Rory Whole lotta rockin’ goin’ on for the blues/rock gui­tar home­boy. That’s Gal­lagher, by the way, not McIl­roy. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm 112.50 cyprusav­enue.ie Also Sat, Cork

DUBLIN

Blues HQ Tight-as-this Ir­ish blues band, fea­tur­ing Gerry Hen­drick, John Quear­ney, and Noel Bridge­man. JJ Smyths 9pm 110 jjs­myths.com

Wyvern Lingo Saoirse Duane, Caoimhe Barry and Karen Cowley per­form spec­tral folk/pop. Whe­lan’s 8pm 115 whe­lanslive.com

Caro­line Moreau Ir­ish-based French singer de­liv­ers chan­son with qual­ity and style. Purty Kitchen, Monkstown 9.30pm

115 pur­tyk­itchen.com

Twinkranes Dublin drone/noise/shoegaze band head­line a night of al­ter­na­tive 1980s mu­sic. Grand So­cial 8pm 110 the­grand­so­cial.ie O Brother Where Art Thou/Cujo Fam­ily/Mick

Pyro See Seven Days. Sugar Club 8pm 112.50/110 the­sug­ar­club.com

WEX­FORD

Pierce Turner Quaint Cham­ber pop’ says New York’s Vil­lage Voice. A fierce per­former, too, says Ire­land’s Ir­ish Times. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm 120/118 wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie

SATUR­DAY 6 CORK

Cork Rocks for Rory See Fri­day, Cork. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm 112.50 cyprusav­enue.ie

DUBLIN

Ross Breen Ir­ish singer­song­writer plugs his sec­ond al­bum, New Born Vi­brancy. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 110 the­work­man­sclub.com

Beat­nik Hur­ri­cane For­mer mem­bers of Liver­pool band The La’s bring their new group to Dublin. Sup­port acts in­clude The Stat­ics, David Keenan, The Dead Beat, and Chris Parkes. Sweeney’s Bar 9pm 15

Euro­pean Sen­so­ria Band Dublin im­pro­vi­sa­tional band get it to­gether, lose it, and then get it to­gether it again. Yay! Arthur’s Pub (Thomas Street) 7.30pm 15

Lord Huron See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm 116.50 (sold out) whe­lanslive.com

Tankc­sapda Hungarian punk/rock band re­turn to Dublin. Any sim­i­lairty to char­ac­ters in Wrong Turn VI is en­tirely co­in­ci­den­tal. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 123/118 but­ton­fac­tory.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Gil­bert O’Sul­li­van See Fri­day, Cork. UCH 8pm 144.05/135.50 uch.ie Also Mon, Wex­ford

MAYO

Mary Cough­lan Ire­land’s finest blues/torch song vo­cal­ist pli­ugs new al­bum,

Scars on the Cal­en­dar. Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre 8pm 118/116 bal­li­naarts­cen­tre.com

WICK­LOW

Leo Drez­den Ir­ish post-rock/ prog/jazz-rock band – we like. Spe­cial guests in­clude trio Ev­ery­thing Shook and singer/vi­o­lin­ist Joni. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray 8pm 112/110 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

SUN­DAY 7 BELFAST

The Gaslight An­them New Jer­sey rock­ers de­liver cut-to-the-bone rock‘n’roll. The Lime­light 9pm £24.50 lime­light­belfast.com Also Mon, Dublin

DUBLIN

Ash See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 (sold out) whe­lanslive.com

MON­DAY 8 DUBLIN

The Gaslight An­them See Sun­day, Belfast. Olympia theatre 8pm 129.50 olympia.ie

Donal Kirk & Anto Dren­nan Soul­ful vo­cals, bluesy gui­tar, no ad­mis­sion fee. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­myths.com

WEX­FORD

Gil­bert O’Sul­li­van See Fri­day, Cork. Opera House 8pm 144.05/135.50 na­tion­al­op­er­a­house.ie

TUES­DAY 9 DUBLIN

Syl­van Esso See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm 115 whe­lanslive.com

WED­NES­DAY 10 BELFAST

Soak See Seven Days. Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £14 the­belfastem­pire.com Also Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

Tír na nÓg Vet­eran Ir­ish folk/pop duo launch their first stu­dio al­bum ( The Dark Dance) in 40 years. What took you so long, lads? Spe­cial guests are Old Hannah. Whe­lan’s 8pm 117 whe­lanslive.com

MAYO

Derek McGowan & Band Blues-rock gui­tarist/ song­writer pro­motes his re­cently re­leased al­bum,

Rain­light. Li­nen­hall Street, Castle­bar 8pm 114/112 the­li­nen­hall.com

THURS­DAY 11 CORK

Peter Do­ran Mullingar singer-song­writer plugs new, self-pro­duced al­bum, Out­lines. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm 15 debarra.ie

DUBLIN

Paddy Casey See Seven Days. Leop­ard­stown Race­course 6pm 115 01-2890500

Soak See Seven Days. See Wed­nes­day, Belfast. Pep­per Can­is­ter Church 7.30pm 117 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Valentino is Dead Drogheda punk/grunge/pop trio launch skull-crack­ing new sin­gle, Up your Anti. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 110 whe­lanslive.com

The Gaslight An­them, The Lime­light, Belfast, Sun­day, 9pm; The Olympia, Dublin, Mon­day, 8pm

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