PICK OF THE WEEK

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - JC Lau­rence Mackin

Paul Rose has been on quite a run with his Scuba al­ter-ego. Aside from over­see­ing things at the Hot­flush la­bel, Rose as pro­ducer has re­leased three fine al­bums ( Per­son­al­ity, Tri­an­gu­la­tion and, most re­cently, Claus­tro­pho­bia) that sketch a line from bass ac­tivism through to techno thumpers. More­over, Rose has shown his im­pec­ca­ble sound de­sign in­stincts at ev­ery step of the jour­ney. Sup­port from Mis­fit duo Steve Body and An­drew John­ston. THEATRE The Gigli Con­cert

PRIDE Pride events fin­ish up this week­end with a glit­tery bang in most parts of Ire­land. There are smaller events around the coun­try, but Dublin Pride seems to be the most ac­tive.

The Pride vil­lage opens in Mer­rion Square on Satur­day at noon, with en­ter­tain­ment from Hunt and Gather, a com­mu­nity zone, fam­ily area and cos­tumes stand, with Le Galaxie, Jerry Fish, Elm, and three big screens so you can keep on eye on the Pride pa­rade.

The pa­rade it­self will as­sem­ble at noon and be­gin mov­ing through Dublin at 1:30pm, start­ing at the Gar­den of Re­mem­brance, mov­ing down through O’Con­nell Street and then tak­ing a left on the quays. A map is at dublin­pride.ie/the-pa­rade.

If you want to get the ball rolling be­fore that, there are sev­eral break­fast op­tions. Boteco Brazil on Or­mond Quay are hav­ing a pink cham­pagne break­fast, Out­house are hav­ing a non-al­co­holic break­fast, and White­friar Grill are hav­ing a pride brunch (much more civilised). Later on, the usual venues will be up and run­ning, with a street party at Pan­tibar, an all-day cel­e­bra­tion in the Ge­orge, a Gold al­co­hol-free party in Out­house and plenty of op­tions else­where.

Pick of the bunch might just be Mother’s block party at the Tivoli. The last it­er­a­tion on the night of the Mar­riage Equal­ity ref­er­en­dum was the best party in town, and their stage at Body and Soul was no slouch. It’s an early one, 5pm to mid­night, with Crazy P Soundsys­tem, Kor­mac’s Big Band, Le Galaxie DJs, Billy Scurry, Faune and Mother DJs, fol­lowed by an af­ter­party at Dis­trict 8 from mid­night to 3am.

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