ROCK/POP

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

FRI­DAY 6

Hill­billy Moon Ex­plo­sion Pan Euro­pean rock’n’roll act plug new al­bum, With Mon­sters & Gods. Special guests are The Sabre­jets. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Black Box 8pm £10 cqaf.com

Ciaran Lav­ery Co Antrim singer-song­writer fuses con­tem­po­rary with tra­di­tional. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. St Ge­orge’s Church 8pm £10 cqaf.com

Space Lov­ably wonky Liver­pool band (re­mem­ber mid-90s hits such as Fe­male of the Species and Neigh­bour­hood?) plug re­cently re­leased al­bum, At­tack of the Mu­tant 50ft Ke­bab. Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £15 the­belfastem­pire.com Also Sat, Dublin

DUBLIN

Sam­ple An­swer See Seven Days. Grand So­cial 8pm 110 the­grand­so­cial.ie Also Sat, Cork

Christy Moore Two nights for this most ac­com­plished folk singer. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre 8pm 149.50/145/

139.50 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie Also Sat, Dublin

Eleanor McEvoy Smart Ir­ish singer-song­writer con­tin­ues to pro­mote her lat­est al­bum, Naked Mu­sic. DC Mu­sic Club 8pm 117/115 Also Sat, Kerry Kate Voegele & Tyler Hil­ton US singer-song­writer duo with a strong tele­vi­sual back­ground. Special guest is Gabrielle Ross. Academy 8pm 120 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Jack O’Rourke Cork song­writer per­forms new sin­gle, I’ll For­get you in the Morn­ing, as well as other songs. Academy 2 8pm 113 tick­et­mas­ter.ie See Sun, Lim­er­ick Phil Cook & the Gui­tar Heels North Carolina multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist, song­writer, and some­time mem­ber of Me­gafaun chan­nels blues/folk in his own sin­gu­lar way. Whe­lan’s 8pm

117 whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Terry Reid One of the UK’s clas­sic rock voices pops over to Ire­land for a few rare gigs. Róisín Dubh 8pm 120 roisin­dubh.net Also Sat, Dublin

KILKENNY

Brother Dege US singer-song­writer per­forms tracks off his classy al­bum, Folk Songs of the Amer­i­can Long­hair. Sup­port is Richie Healy. Brew­ery Corner 9.30pm 16

LIM­ER­ICK

Mick Hanly Noted Ir­ish singer­song­writer launches his new al­bum, Home­land. Special guest is Donal Lunny. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm 122 dolans.ie Also Thurs, Cork

LOUTH

Stomp­town Brass High en­ergy funk ahoy! Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm 110 spir­it­store.ie

TIPPERARY

Mal­colm Hol­combe US singer-song­writer – ro­bust, pas­sion­ate – de­liv­ers tunes from his ac­claimed new al­bum An­other Black Hole. Brew­ery Lane The­atre, Car­rick-on-Suir 8pm 115/112 Also Sat, Belfast; Sun, Gal­way

SATUR­DAY 7 BELFAST

Of Ladies Lost and Found Karen Un­der­wood delves into fe­male-ori­ented soul/blues. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Black Box 2pm £12 cqaf.com

Mal­colm Hol­combe See Fri­day, Tipperary. (This gig as part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val – please note early start time.) Sun­flower Pub­lic House 2pm £7 cqaf.com Also Sun, Gal­way

The Un­thanks UK folk - as good as it gets. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. St Ge­orge’s Church 8pm £12 cqaf.com

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Classy reg­gae/dub com­ing your way. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Fes­ti­val Mar­quee 8pm £12.50 cqaf.com

CORK

Sam­ple An­swer See Seven Days. The Roundy Bar 9pm 110

Cian Nu­gent Will this canny Ir­ish mu­si­cian have his acous­tic or elec­tric hat on tonight? No mat­ter - we’re happy with ei­ther. Rec­om­mended. Sup­port is Dowry. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre, Cobh 8pm 115 sir­iusarts­cen­tre.ie Also Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

De­clan O’Rourke Usu­ally, this fine Ir­ish singer-song­writer per­forms with his trusty acous­tic gui­tar, but tonight he’s joined on stageby a full concert orches­tra. Posh! Vicar St 7.30pm 135 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

The Frank & Wal­ters See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 whe­lanslive.com

Space See Fri­day, Belfast. Grand So­cial 7.30pm 120 the­grand­so­cial.ie Christy Moore See Fri­day, Dublin. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre 8pm 149.50/145/ 139.50 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie Terry Reid See Fri­day, Gal­way. Arthur’s Pub 9pm 115/112

Tourist Co-writer of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me pre­views tracks from his de­but al­bum U. Academy 8pm 116.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

GAL­WAY

The Young Folk Nicely bois­ter­ous Ir­ish folk/rock group launch their new al­bum, First Sign of Morn­ing. Róisín Dubh 9pm 112.50/110 roisin­dubh.net

KERRY

Eleanor McEvoy See Fri­day, Dublin. INEC Acous­tic Club, Kil­lar­ney 8pm 115 inec.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Kula Shaker UK band – ex­pect a healthy dose of pop and psychedelia. Dolan’s Ware­house 9pm 122 dolans.ie

TIPPERARY

An­der­son Ir­ish song­writer/ per­former plugs last year’s very nifty al­bum Pat­terns. The Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles 8pm 114/112 the­sourcearts­cen­tre.ie Also Thurs, Louth

SUN­DAY 8 BELFAST

Grandmaster Flash Ground­break­ing hip-hop in­no­va­tor. As part of Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Fes­ti­val Mar­quee 8pm £15 cqaf.com

DUBLIN

Anasta­cia US singer pro­motes her Ul­ti­mate Col­lec­tion al­bum - ex­pect to hear hits such as I’m Outta Love, Not that Kind, One Day in your Life, and Left Out­side Alone. Olympia the­atre 8pm 141 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

The Long Ry­ders Tough bunch of highly in­flu­en­tial alt.coun­try stal­warts. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 whe­lanslive.com Car­rie Hask­ins Dublin singer-song­writer with a pref­er­ence for Amer­i­can coun­try/pop. Grand So­cial 8pm 110 the­grand­so­cial.ie

GAL­WAY

Mal­colm Hol­combe See Fri­day, Tipperary. The Gallery Café, Gort 8pm 115/112

LIM­ER­ICK

Jack O’Rourke See Fri­day, Dublin. Dolan’s Up­stairs 8pm 110 dolans.ie

MON­DAY 9 DUBLIN

Donal Kirk and Anto Dren­nan Blues and soul – ready to rock and roll. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­myths.com

WICKLOW

Bray Arts Show Multi-strand arts evening, fea­tur­ing solo multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist I am Niamh, The Shed Poets, and graphic artist, Ariyana Ah­mad. Martello Ho­tel, Bray 8pm 15/14 bra­yarts.net

TUES­DAY 10 DUBLIN

Bryan Adams See Seven Days. 3Arena 7.30pm 162.45 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Wed, Belfast

The Burn­ing Hell Aka Canadian song­writer Mathias Kom, who pro­vides equal mea­sures of re­flec­tive folk and busy rock’n’roll. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 112 whe­lanslive.com Also Wed, Cork

David Cor­ley Ac­claimed Lafayette, In­di­ana, singer-song­writer pro­motes lat­est (and his de­but) al­bum, Avail­able Light. The Workman’s Club 8pm 115 the­work­man­sclub.com

WED­NES­DAY 11 BELFAST

Bryan Adams See Tues­day, Dublin. SSE Arena 8pm £50 ssearen­abelfast.com

CORK

The Burn­ing Hell See Tues­day, Dublin. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm 110 de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

Rita Coolidge See Seven Days. Na­tional Concert Hall 8pm 140/135/130/125 nch.ie Also Thurs, Cork

Daniel Cham­pagne Aus­tralian singer, song­writer and ace acous­tic gui­tarist. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm 113 whe­lanslive.com

Niall Cash Wex­ford singer-song­writer launches his de­but EP, Frames Have Cracked. The Workman’s Club 8pm 15/14 the­work­man­sclub.com

THURS­DAY 12 BELFAST

The Mighty Stef See Seven Days. Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £10 the­belfastem­pire.com

CORK

Rita Coolidge See Seven Days. See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. Opera House 8pm 133/130 cork­op­er­a­house.ie

Mick Hanly See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. Triskel Christchurch 8pm 125 triske­larts­cen­tre.ie

DUBLIN

Plas­tic Can­dles & Aztec

Jackal Dublin bands team up in a co-head­line gig to launch their re­spec­tive EPs. Grand So­cial 8pm 17 the­grand­so­cial.ie

Cian Nu­gent See Satur­day, Cork. Whe­lan’s 8pm 114 whe­lanslive.com

Ni­cole Maguire Ir­ish singer-song­writer plugs new al­bum, Wish­ing Well. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 112 whe­lanslive.com Gigonom­e­try Presents… Reg­u­lar show­case of emerg­ing Ir­ish mu­sic tal­ent. This evening’s guests in­clude Three Un­der­neath, Hawk­lion, The South­ern Fold, and Ian Brennan. The Work­mans Club 7.30pm

18/15 the­work­man­sclub.com

Daithi Ir­ish multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist launches new sin­gle, Love’s On Top, which fea­tures Dublin singer-song­writer, Sinead White. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 11.30pm 110 whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Lit­tle Green Cars What a fine Ir­ish band we have here - new al­bum, Ephe­mera, will be de­liv­ered with style and class, no doubt. Sea­point Ball­room, Salthill 7.30pm 124/122 roisin­dubh.net

Chad Val­ley, Slow Place

Like Home, Beach Three cool Ir­ish acts for the price of - well, noth­ing. What are you wait­ing for? Róisín Dubh 10pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

KILKENNY

The Tele­scopes UK space rock/dream pop band. If you like Vel­vet Un­der­ground and 13th Floor El­e­va­tors, then you know what to do. Sup­port is The Sun­shine Fac­tory. Brew­ery Corner 9pm 18

Hot 8 Brass Band Su­perla­tive ex­po­nents of the funk, the soul, and the groove. Set The­atre 8pm 118 set.ie

LOUTH

An­der­son See Satur­day, Tipperary. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm Adm free spir­it­store.ie

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