ROCK/POP TRA­DI­TIONAL JAZZ CLAS­SI­CAL

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - The Dirty Truth. Hocks, Rat­tle the In­ner­stand­ing. The Most Lam­en­ta­ble Tragedy. Un­known Plea­sures Closer,

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 20 BELFAST

Rock/ blues artist per­forms tracks from her most re­cent al­bum,

Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £16 the­belfastem­pire.com Also Sat, Dublin

CORK

San Diegob­ased elec­tronic, am­bi­ent, Latino and psych-rock at your ser­vice. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm

cyprusav­enue.ie

Ir­ish trou­ba­dour – a firm favourite for lovers of rugged singing and hon­est song­writ­ing. White Horse, Ballincol­lig 8.30pm (sold out) white­horse.ie Also Sat/Sun, Cork

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. 3Arena 8pm

3Arena.ie

Broth­ers from Scot­land – al­ways wel­come here. Vicar St 7.30pm

vi­carstreet.ie Also Sat, Belfast

What’s this? “Alice Cooper jam­ming in a cell with early Black Sab­bath and The Stooges…” Sign us up! Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Sat, Belfast

Heavy rock band from Mary­land, US. Olympia the­atre 8pm olympia.ie Also Sat, Belfast

Ac­claimed Ir­ish jazz/blues/torch singer. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com Also Sat, Dublin

Dublin synth-pop duo pre­view tracks from their forth­com­ing al­bum. Acad­emy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

GAL­WAY

Elec­tro fu­sion per­former pre­views tracks from new EP Tribes. Róisín Dubh 11.30pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net Also Satur­day, Kilkenny

LOUTH

Dun­dalk mu­sic act launches an­tic­i­pated de­but al­bum, Hy­per­Giant. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

SATUR­DAY 21 BELFAST

See Seven Days. Strand Arts Cen­tre 8pm £25 (sold out) open­house­fes­ti­val. tick­et­solve.com Also Sun, Dublin

See Fri­day, Dublin. The Lime­light 1 7pm £18.50 (sold out) lime­light­belfast.com

See Fri­day, Dublin. The Lime­light 2 7pm £14 lime­light­belfast.com

See Fri­day, Dublin. Man­dela Hall 8pm £26.50 man­de­la­hall.com

CORK

Ir­ish band de­liver tracks off their new EP, Never Had It So Good. Gulpd Cafe 8pm

cyprusav­enue.ie

See Fri­day, Cork. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 8.30pm (sold out) de­barra.ie Also Sun, Cork

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Dis­trict 8, Fran­cis Street 11pm

hid­de­na­gen­da­club.tick­etabc.com

Roots mu­sic played in the fore­ground of a doc­u­men­tary film,

which chron­i­cles the band’s love of train jour­neys across the US. Sea­mus En­nis Cul­tural Cen­tre, The Naul 7.30pm sea­musen­nis­cen­tre.com

See Fri­day, Belfast. Whe­lan’s 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

Once-tipped Ir­ish band back in the fray. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Water­ford hip-hop/dance act launches his new al­bum, Spe­cial guest is Dublin rap­per, Tom­myKD. Acad­emy 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Seven Days. Hangar, An­drew’s Lane 7.30pm tick­ets.ie

See Fri­day, Dublin. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Dublin band fuse psychedelia, elec­tron­ica and lo-fi. Neat. Grand So­cial 8pm thegrandso­cial.ie

Brook­lyn-based band per­form tracks from their sec­ond al­bum, Jackrab­bit. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

KILKENNY

See Fri­day, Gal­way. Set The­atre 11pm set.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Neil O’Con­nor ven­tures forth with lat­est al­bum, Or­a­cle. Kas­bah So­cial Club 8pm Dolans.ie

WATER­FORD

Much-liked three-piece . Spe­cial guest act is duo Saint Sis­ter. Shortts 9pm

Also Sun, Lim­er­ick; Thurs, Louth

SUN­DAY 22 CORK

See Fri­day, Cork. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 8.30pm (sold out) de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

Three co­me­di­ans (Colin Mur­phy, John Col­leary, Der­mot Whe­lan) and a for­mer mem­ber of pop/punk band Moon­dog (Jackie Hamil­ton), walk into a bar... Toners, Bag­got Street 4pm ton­er­spub.ie

See Seven Days. See Satur­day, Belfast. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

New Jer­sey in­die rock act per­form tracks from their rock opera al­bum, Whe­lan’s 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Mon, Cork; Tues, Gal­way Shout it from the rooftops, hal­lelu­jah, and so on. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com

Pol­ish hip-hop – some­thing, like, wicked this way comes. Grand So­cial 6pm

thegrandso­cial.ie

Highly re­garded in­die folk-pop group from Ke­flavík, Ice­land. Olympia the­atre 8pm (sold out) olympia.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

See Satur­day, Water­ford. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm dolans.ie Also Thurs, Louth

MON­DAY 23 BELFAST

Gothic met­al­core band from Scran­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia. Man­dela Hall 6pm £14 man­de­la­hall.com Also Tues, Dublin

CORK

See Sun­day, Dublin. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm cyprusav­enue.ie Also Tues, Gal­way

DUBLIN

The In­no­cence + eX­pe­ri­ence dates con­tinue. 3Arena 7pm

3Arena.ie Also Tues,

Dublin

Ac­com­plished soul/blues duo. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­myths.com

TUES­DAY 24 DUBLIN

Nor­we­gian singer-song­writer makes a rare ap­pear­ance in Ire­land, as he promotes his lat­est al­bum, What’s Left is For­ever. Odessa Club 8pm odessa.ie

Earthy noise rock duo (Brian Chip­pen­dale, Brian Gib­son) from Providence, Rhode Is­land. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm tick­ets.ie/umack

See Mon­day, Dublin. 3Arena 7pm 3Arena.ie

See Mon­day, Belfast. Acad­emy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

GAL­WAY

See Sun­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

WED­NES­DAY 25 DUBLIN

Cred­i­ble UK singer-song­writer making a name for him­self. If you like Jake Bugg, etc. Acad­emy 6.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Scot­tish synth-pop trio. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Belfast

See Seven Days. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm

tick­ets.ie/umack

THURS­DAY 26 BELFAST

See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. The Lime­light 2 7pm £12 lime­light­belfast.com

CORK

Dublin band plug new sin­gle, De­cem­ber. Crane Lane The­atre 11.30pm

cranelan­ethe­atre.ie

Span­ish noiseniks make their Ir­ish de­but. Fred Zep­pelin’s 9pm fred­scork.com

DUBLIN

Aus­tralian punk rock act - lean, un­clut­tered, ready for you right now. Acad­emy 2 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

An­ton Zaslavski plugs lat­est dance/elec­tro-driven al­bum, True Colors. Acad­emy 7pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Ir­ish band launch a lim­ited edi­tion vinyl re-is­sue of their crit­i­cally praised EP, Lizard. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com

LIM­ER­ICK

Joy Di­vi­sion and New Or­der bassist per­forms Joy Di­vi­sion albums,

and in their en­tirety. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm dolans.ie

LOUTH

See Satur­day, Water­ford. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

A home gig for ver­bal rab­ble rouser Len­non. Spe­cial guest is Lit­tle John Nee. Dun­dalk Gaol (Oriel Cen­tre), Dun­dalk 8.30pm Siob­han Long slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 20 CLARE

See Seven Days. Glór, En­nis 8pm

glor.ie Also Sat, Down; Wed, Dublin; Thurs, Kerry

DUBLIN

John McSherry, Donal O’Con­nor and Seán Óg Gra­ham plug their epony­mous de­but CD as a trio. Sea­mus En­nis Cen­tre, The Naul 8.30pm 01-8020898 Also Sat, Derry

A se­ries of talks on tra­di­tional mu­sic, song and dance, with live per­for­mance. Na Píobairí Uil­leann, Hen­ri­etta Street 8.30pm pipers.ie

SLIGO

Surely one of the most hard work­ing duos in tra­di­tional mu­sic? Hawk’s Well The­atre, Sligo 8pm hawk­swell.com Also Sat, Of­faly

SATUR­DAY 21 CLARE

See Seven Days. Cul­turlann Sweeney, Kil­kee 8pm 065-6843103 Also Tues, Lim­er­ick; Wed, Dublin; Thurs, Mayo

DERRY

See Fri, Dublin. An Carn, Maghera 8pm £12 ulaid­mu­sic.com

DOWN

See Fri, Clare. St Bron­agh’s GAA Club, Rostrevor 8pm £10 048-7703209886 Also Wed, Dublin; Thurs, Kerry

OF­FALY

See Fri, Sligo. Tul­lam­ore Rugby Club 8pm 086-8238764

WICK­LOW

Monthly gath­er­ing where all singers are wel­come. Strand Ho­tel Bray 9pm Adm free 086-3251121

SUN­DAY 22 CORK

Club reg­u­lar with a wide reper­toire. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

DUBLIN

Launch­ing their de­but al­bum, Os, fea­tur­ing Fin­nish mu­si­cian Aki, fid­dler Danny Di­a­mond and cel­list Kevin Mur­phy. The Grand So­cial, Lif­fey Street 8pm (in­cludes copy of CD)/ thegrandso­cial.ie

TUES­DAY 24 LIM­ER­ICK

See Sat, Clare. Ir­ish World Acad­emy of Mu­sic And Dance, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick 1.15pm Adm free 061-202917 Also Wed, Dublin; Thurs, Mayo

WED­NES­DAY 25 DUBLIN

See Sat, Clare. The Lit­tle Mu­seum of Dublin 8pm, sold out Also Thurs, Mayo

See Fri, Clare. Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie Also Thurs, Kerry

THURS­DAY 26 KERRY

See Fri, Clare. Si­amsa Tíre, Tralee 8pm siamsatire.com

MAYO

See Sat, Clare. The Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar 8pm 094-9023733 Cor­mac Larkin clarkin@irish­times.com

FRI 20 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Abbey The­atre, Abbey st. lr., 7pm, im­pro­vised­mu­sic.ie

Fear­less, peer­less singer with a top flight group, in­clud­ing Jimmy Smyth (gui­tar) and Johnny Tay­lor (pi­ano). JJ Smyths, Aungier st, 8.30pm, jjs­myths.com

SAT 21 DUBLIN

See Seven Days Abbey The­atre, Abbey st. lr., 9pm, im­pro­vised­mu­sic.ie

See Fri­day. JJ Smyths, Aungier st, 8.30pm, jjs­myths.com

SUN 22 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Hugh Lane Mu­nic­i­pal Gallery, Par­nell sq., 12pm, No CC,

Clas­si­cally trained so­prano sings Amer­i­can Song­book favourites with trum­peter Bill Black­more, guitarist Drazen Derek and bassist Dave Flem­ing. Ch­ester Beatty Li­brary, Dublin Cas­tle, 2pm, No CC, cbl.ie

Pop-jazz duo Maria Walsh and Ca­role Nel­son launch their new al­bum JJ Smyths, Aungier st, 5pm, jjs­myths.com

TUE 24 DUBLIN

Monthly gui­tar-fest with strong in­ter­na­tional line-up in­clud­ing Bjorn Solli (Nor­way) and Ben Prevo (US) along­side lo­cals John Mo­ri­arty and Daniel Ja­cob­son. JJ Smyths, Aungier st, 8.30pm, jjs­myths.com

Reg­u­lar ses­sion with hard-bop on its mind. Lounge Quin­tet, Leeson st., 9pm, Adm free

THU 26 DUBLIN

Muchre­spected guitarist with Dave Red­mond (bass) and Kevin Brady (drums) JJ Smyths, Aungier st, 9pm, jjs­myths.com

SLIGO

Pop­u­lar Sligo bassist with Ciaran Wilde (sax­o­phones) and Pa­trick Gil­bert (key­boards) Har­gadons, O’Connell st., 9pm, No CC, sligo­jazz.ie Michael Der­van mder­van@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 20 CORK

Ben­jamin Appl (bari­tone), Gary Matthew­man (pi­ano). Schu­mann, Poulenc, Hahn, Grieg, Men­delssohn, Schu­bert, Brit­ten, Mar­ian In­goldsby, Wolf, Strauss, Mozart, Wag­ner, Loewe. 8pm 021-4272022

DUBLIN

UCDSO/Ciarán Crilly. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; Vaughan Wil­liams: Tal­lis Fan­ta­sia; Beethoven: Symphony No 5. 8pm

KERRY

OTC/An­drew Syn­nott. Poulenc: The Hu­man Voice; Wolf-Fer­rari: Su­sanna’s Se­cret. 8pm 066-7123055 Also Sat, Thurles; Mon, Gal­way; Tues, Dún Laoghaire

SLIGO

Sylvia O’Brien (so­prano), Christopher Mar­wood (cello), Michael McHale (pi­ano). Schu­bert: Im­promptu in E flat D899 No 2; An­dré Previn: Four Songs; Sculthorpe: Thren­ody; Massenet: Élégie; Ber­lioz: La cap­tive; Philip Ham­mond: The Beard­less Boy; trad: Cailín Ó cois tSúire mé; Fauré: Cello Sonata No 2; Falla: Si­ete can­ciones pop­u­lares es­paño­las. 8pm 071-9141405

SATUR­DAY 21 DUBLIN

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