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Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­


Darned good in­die band plug new al­bum, The Rooks have Re­turned. See al­bum re­views. Con­nolly’s, Leap 9pm Also Sat, Cork

Re­silient Ir­ish rock band con­tin­ues on its merry way. Opera House 8pm cork­op­er­a­

See Seven Days. Cough­lans 9pm cough­ Also Sat/Sun, Cork; Thurs, Kilkenny


If you fancy an all-fe­male band in thrall to Sex Pis­tols songs and other punk rock tunes from the Class of 76-78, then say hello to Kitty Va­cant, Con­nie Rot­ter, Jilly Idol, Nancy Doll and Anna Key. Academy 2 7pm tick­et­mas­ Sib­ling har­mony pop/folk group - highly rec­om­mended. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­ Two dates here for one of the best Ir­ish bands around. Academy 7pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ Also Sat, Dublin

New Orleans party peo­ple come to town. Spe­cial guest is Booka Brass Band. Sugar Club 8pm

the­sug­ar­ Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Gal­way

Ir­ish band launch new sin­gle Afraid to Re­mem­ber. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­ Dublin band with a lik­ing for The Spe­cials and The Clash. That’ll do nicely, thanks. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­


Fine Ir­ish band plug lat­est (and equally fine) al­bum Ephemera. The Big Top (Lim­er­ick city) 7pm Also Sat, Cork


Ac­com­plished song­writer con­tin­ues to plug her lat­est record, Naked Mu­sic. Coast­guard Cul­tural Cen­tre, Tramore 8pm coast­guard­cul­tur­al­cen­


Blues brother and sis­ter Don Baker and Clara Rose plug re­cently re­leased self­ti­tled al­bum. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm wex­for­darts­cen­ Also Sat, Kildare


Dense punk and hard blues - think Black Keys, White Stripes and all kinds of grey mat­ter in be­tween. Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8.30pm £8 the­belfastem­


See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. Opera House 8pm cork­op­er­a­ See Seven Days.

Sex Pissed Dolls, Academy 2, Dublin, tonight 7pm

See Fri­day, Cork. Cough­lans 9pm cough­ Also Sun, Cork; Thurs, Kilkenny See Fri­day, Cork. Pine Lodge Hos­tel 9pm


Antrim-based folk/Amer­i­cana singer pre­views forth­com­ing al­bum, Let Bad In. Sup­port is Car­riages. Freema­son’s Hall 8.30pm home­

See Fri­day, Dublin. Academy 7pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­

With their 13th al­bum on the way, it’s all sys­tems go (yet again) for this durable Ir­ish band. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­

Very much on the rise - Ir­ish singer-song­writer launches new sin­gle Give It Up. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­

Bois­ter­ous Ir­ish folk/pop band launch new al­bum, First Sign of Morn­ing. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­ See Fri­day, Dublin. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­ Also Sun, Gal­way


See Seven Days. Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Árainn 7pm Also Sun, Clare


See Fri­day, Wex­ford. River­bank Arts Cen­tre, New­bridge 8pm river­


Es­teemed Ir­ish song­writer launches new al­bum, Home­land, with a full band show. Set Theatre 8pm


Dun­dalk-based band launch their de­but sin­gle, Take What You Want. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­


Am­bi­tious Ir­ish act. St. Pa­tricks Gate­way (Water­ford city) 9pm


See Seven Days. Kenny’s Bar, Lahinch 9.30pm Adm free


In­ti­mate show from de­ter­mined Cork singer-song­writer. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm de­

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Cork. Con­nollys of Leap 9pm Also Thurs, Kilkenny


Im­pres­sive UK singer-song­writer. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­ Dublin-based soul band launch de­but EP. In­flu­ences in­clude Etta James and Amy Wine­house. Grand So­cial 7.30pm


Amer­i­cana/in­die folk duo from Dublin launch new EP, Blue­bon­net Spring. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­

Old-school UK psych/pop band still mak­ing it sound just about right. The Workman’s Club 8pm the­work­man­


See Fri­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­


See Seven Days. Olympia theatre 8pm tick­et­mas­

Aka US vo­cal­ist and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Jack­son Philips - think a cute blend of New Or­der and Beach Boys. The Workman’s Club 8pm the­work­man­


Cana­dian alt-coun­try/rock band - an in­ti­mate gig by their stan­dards, so fans take note. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­

Say hello to the weekly bat­tle of the bands. But what’s this? The band that earns the loud­est ap­plause wins and goes on to the next round. Get those hands ready, folks. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm Adm free whe­

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