ROCK/POP

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 26 CORK

Belfast band plug lat­est al­bum Arms Around a Vi­sion. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm cyprusav­enue.ie Also Sat, Lim­er­ick

DUBLIN

Make way for present day pop hits per­formed in de­cid­edly retro style. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Sat, Gal­way; Sun, Cork; Mon, Belfast

Rip-roar­ing blues gui­tar and tunes from real pro­fes­sion­als. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Re­con­sti­tuted Scot­tish rock band – big in the 80s, etc. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie Also Sat, Belfast

Say hello to the man who in­vented in­te­grated per­cus­sive gui­tar play­ing. Keep still thy rhyth­mi­cally beat­ing heart! Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie Also Sat, Cork; Sun, Gal­way

Dublin song­writer spe­cial­is­ing in alt.coun­try, Amer­i­cana and roots. Spe­cial guest is nifty singer-song­writer Niall Thomas. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

GAL­WAY

See Seven Days. Black Box 8pm roisin­dubh.net

Elec­tro-fid­dler (yo!) launches his new EP Tribes. Róisín Dubh 11.30pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

LIM­ER­ICK

Ris­ing Ir­ish singer/per­former pro­motes his se­cond al­bum Non-Fic­tion. Dolan’s Up­stairs 8pm dolans.ie Also Sat, Gal­way

LOUTH

An­glo/Ir­ish song­writer and mu­si­cian, raised on diet of in­die rock/Brit Pop/punk/elec­tro-clash/ post-punk/psychedelia. That enough for you? Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

SLIGO

US singer­song­writer tours her lat­est al­bum Barely. Hawks Well Theatre 7.30pm hawk­swell.com Also Sun, Wex­ford; Mon, Kil­dare

SATUR­DAY 27 BELFAST

See Fri­day, Dublin. The Lime­light 9pm £25 lime­light­belfast.com

CORK

See Seven Days. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm cyprusav­enue.ie

See Fri­day, Dublin. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm sir­iusarts­cen­tre.ie Also Sun, Gal­way

DUBLIN

Found­ing mem­ber of Re­pub­lic of Loose launches his de­but al­bum The Night­fall. See re­view, page 12 Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com Highly ac­com­plished mu­si­cian of the roots/rock/Amer­i­cana va­ri­ety. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Vet­eran Ir­ish band of the as­sured pop/folk/rock per­sua­sion. An­nes­ley House, Fairview 9pm

Ex­treme metal with a dash of Celtic rhythms. Spe­cial guests in­clude Mgla and Ur­faust. Academy 8pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie

GAL­WAY

See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net

See Fri­day, Dublin. Sea­point Ball­room 7.30pm roisin­dubh.net Also Sun, Cork; Mon, Belfast

KILKENNY

Cork band plug new (and very good) de­but al­bum In Heat not Sorry. Brew­ery Cor­ner 9.30pm

LIM­ER­ICK

Much ad­mired Ir­ish singer and per­former. Lime Tree Theatre 7.30pm

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See Fri­day, Cork. Dolan’s Up­stairs 8pm dolans.ie Also Sun, Cork

LOUTH

Acous­tic, in­ti­mate set of old hits and new ma­te­rial from brothers Brendan and De­clan Mur­phy. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

WICK­LOW

Mary Cough­lan, The Klares, The Lefties, and sev­eral more, take on selections from the Bowie back cat­a­logue. All prof­its go to Bray School Pro­ject Na­tional School for much needed school equip­ment/re­fur­bish­ment. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray 7pm mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

SUN­DAY 28 CORK

See Fri­day, Dublin. Opera House 8pm

cork­op­er­a­house.ie Also Mon, Belfast

Fleetfin­gered gui­tarist from Wales. Spe­cial guest is David Browne-Mur­ray. Cyprus Av­enue 9.30pm cyprusav­enue.ie

DUBLIN

Classy mod/ punk band from UK - think Se­cret Af­fair crossed with The En­emy. Spe­cial guests are The Klares. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm

whe­lanslive.com Brothers Ed and James Gran­nell launch their Sum­mer’s Com­ing EP. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Co-head­line show from two of the most in­ter­est­ing Ir­ish word­smiths around. Spe­cial guest is Sophie Coyle. Gallery Cafe, Gort 8.30pm claregigs.com

See Fri­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 8pm roisin­dubh.net

WEX­FORD

See Fri­day, Sligo. Colfer’s, Car­rig-on-Ban­now 8pm Also Mon, Kil­dare

MON­DAY 29

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