The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­


Stomp­town Brass

You want brass? You got it. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm €7 cyprusav­

Au­gust Wells

An Ir­ish man and a New Yorker walk into a bar - and make great, emo­tion­ally swelling mu­sic while there. Coughlans 9pm €12/€10 Also Sat, Cork; Sun, Dublin


Plea­sure Beach

Belfast band de­liver an­themic pop/rock songs - no, come back! The Work­man’s Club 8pm €11.75 the­work­man­

Mys­tery Jets

Very fine UK band plug new al­bum, Curve of the Earth. Whe­lan’s 8pm

€17.35 whe­

Frank Turner and the Sleep­ing Souls

Sturdy UK singer-song­writer per­forms tracks Pos­i­tive Songs for Neg­a­tive Peo­ple. Academy 8pm €18 (sold out) tick­et­mas­ Also Sat, Belfast

Cian Nu­gent & the Cos­mos

Ir­ish song­writer/gui­tarist launches his new al­bum, Night Fic­tion. Grand So­cial 8pm €10 the­grand­so­


Ir­ish song­writ­ers/per­form­ers team up for chairty. All pro­ceeds to Child­Line. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm €5 whe­


Ben Caplan

Sin­gu­lar singer-song­writer - hon­est, gen­uine and quite dif­fer­ent from the norm. Róisín Dubh 9pm €12.50/€10 roisin­ Also Sat, Dublin


Au­gust Wells

See Fri­day, Cork. Pine Lodge, Myrtleville 9pm €12/€10 Also Sun, Dublin


Ben Caplan

See Fri­day, Gal­way. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm €14.60 whe­

Sinead White & Sama­rai

Two up and com­ing fe­male song­writ­ers/per­form­ers very much worth your time. Do­na­tions re­ceived go to­wards Rath­mines Women’s Refuge. Ab­ner Brown’s Bar­ber­shop, Rath­mines 8.30pm Adm free

Brett Eldridge

Emerg­ing US Mid­west­ern coun­try singer-song­writer. Academy 8pm

€27 tick­et­mas­


Paula Gomez

Much praised Span­ish singer-song­writer, now Cork-based. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm €5 de­


The Van Diemens

Gnarly bunch of mu­si­cians play the ro­man­ti­cally frac­tured mu­sic of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The Stags Head 4pm €8

En­nio Mor­ri­cone

See Seven Days. 3Arena 8pm



Sui­ci­dal Ten­den­cies

Sui­ci­dal Ten­den­cies? On St Valen­tine’s Day? Ah, lads… Academy 7pm

€26 (sold out) tick­et­mas­

Au­gust Wells

See Fri­day, Cork. The Work­man’s Club 8pm €10 the­work­man­



See Seven Days. SSE Arena 6pm £43.50 ssearen­

DUBLIN Donal Kirk and Anto Dren­nan

Blues gui­tar and soul vo­cals - fit for pur­pose and ready to roll. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­


Paul Tier­nan

Ir­ish singer­song­writer jour­neys from his base in France for a batch of home turf gigs. Mur­phy’s Bar, Bal­ly­more Eus­tace 9pm

112/110 TUES­DAY 16 DUBLIN

All Time Low

See Seven Days.

3Arena 8pm €37 tick­et­mas­


War­saw Ra­dio

Ir­ish folk/rock act - could this be their year? Spe­cial guests are Della Lupa and Kev Min­ney. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm €10 spir­it­ Also Wed, Dublin


The X Fac­tor Live Tour

And so it be­gins again - say hello (and, inevitably, good­bye to sev­eral of them) to An­ton Stephans, Ma­son Noise, Louisa John­son, 4th Im­pact, Che Ch­ester­man, Seann Mi­ley Moore, Reg­gie ‘n’ Bol­lie, and Lau­ren Mur­ray. SSE Arena 7pm £37.50/£22 ssearen­ Also Thurs, Belfast


Ju­lia Holter

See Seven Days. But­ton Fac­tory Dublin 7.30pm

€18.50 but­ton­fac­

Boy & Bear

Noted Aus­tralian band pro­motes new al­bum, Limit of Love. Spe­cial guest is Cork singer, Stephanie Rainey. Academy 8pm €16.95 tick­et­mas­

War­saw Ra­dio

See Tues­day, Louth. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm

€10 whe­


The X Fac­tor Live Tour

See Wed­nes­day, Belfast. SSE Arena 7pm £37.50/£22 ssearen­


The Es­kies

Ir­ish band de­liver bois­ter­ous folk/jazz/sea shanty tunes. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm €10 cyprusav­


Paul Brady

Highly re­garded Ir­ish song­writer/per­former - and a re­cent re­cip­i­ent of a Life­time Achieve­ment Award. Vicar St 7.30pm €38.05 tick­et­mas­

Car­ron & Ni­amh Re­gan

Two more highly promis­ing fe­male song­writ­ers/per­form­ers you need to cop an ear­ful to. Do­na­tions re­ceived go to­wards Rath­mines Women’s Refuge. Ab­ner Brown’s Bar­ber­shop, Rath­mines 8.30pm Adm free

Shug­gie Otis

See Seven Days. Sugar Club 8pm €27.50 the­sug­ar­

The Garage Gigs

Say hello the launch of the Garage Gigs, a show­case for in­de­pen­dent Ir­ish mu­sic. Tonight’s fea­tured acts in­clude Ni­amh Crowther, The Klares, Sun.Set.Ships., and The New Wave. Grand So­cial 7.45pm €9 the­grand­so­

Walk the Moon

US punk/pop act, best known, per­haps, for their hit song, Shut up and Dance. Spe­cial guest act is US rock trio, Colony House. Olympia theatre 8pm


Avant Gar­dai

Call the cops! Ir­ish satir­i­cal band per­form tunes such as Night­mare Vi­sion of Chris de Burgh’s Head, Body from Foxrock ac­cent from Bev­erly Hills, and Twit­ter Storm in Lu­can. The Work­man’s Club 8pm €8 the­work­man­


Wil­liam McCarthy

Rare solo show from Au­gustines’ mem­ber - pre­pare for an evening of cre­ative maps, sto­ries and songs. Róisín Dubh 9pm €14/€12 roisin­

Sui­ci­dal Ten­den­cies, Academy, Dublin, Sun­day, 7pm

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