WED­NES­DAY 10.02.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - TCL 3Arena Dublin 8pm ¤31.40 tick­et­mas­ TCL Olympia, Dublin 8pm ¤45.05 tick­et­mas­ TCL CL

DANCE POP Róisín Mur­phy One of the Choice Mu­sic Prize nom­i­nees re­turns to Ire­land for a pair of highly an­tic­i­pated shows. Mur­phy’s lat­est al­bum, Hair­less Toys, will be strate­gi­cally played with, and no doubt she will to­tally own the stage. POST ROCK Foals Ox­ford band Foals – once favourites of the art-rock/ alt.rock crowd – have sig­nif­i­cantly broad­ened their ap­peal with re­cent al­bums such as Holy Fire (2013) and What Went Down (2015). The al­bums are strong, but it’s in a live con­text that Foals re­ally kick, so beware. Spe­cial guests are Ev­ery­thing Ev­ery­thing. SLEAZE POP Suede You never think you miss some­thing un­til it’s no longer there – that was the case with Suede when the Bri­tish band split up in 2003. Since their re­turn in 2010, how­ever, the band have re­leased two crack­ing al­bums – 2013’s Blood­sports, and last month’s Night Thoughts. This show sees the lat­ter al­bum played in its en­tirety, fol­lowed by a ‘Best Of’ set. The Best Glam Rock Brit­pop Whip-Crack­ing Gig of the Week, any­one? JAZZ Tommy Halferty Trio feat Sea­mus Blake Sax­o­phon­ist Sea­mus Blake’s stand­ing on the New York jazz scene may be judged by the ex­alted com­pany he keeps: gui­tarist John Scofield, trum­peter Dave Dou­glas, and the Min­gus Big Band all have him on speed-dial. To that list add the great Derry gui­tarist Tommy Halferty who is im­port­ing the grandil­o­quent Blake for a short tour that will give jazzers in Lim­er­ick, Wex­ford, Cork and Dublin a chance to hear one of the lead­ing sax­o­phone voices of the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion.

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