THURS­DAY 26.05.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Peter Craw­ley AD TCL 3Arena, Dublin 8pm ¤65 tick­et­mas­ TCL SL

source, a 90-minute ac­cel­er­a­tion through Civil Rights-era At­lanta, in which the age­ing Miss Daisy (Gwen Tay­lor) learns to tol­er­ate her chauf­feur Hoke (Ernest Perry Jr), whose prin­ci­pal role is to in­tro­duce her – with sunny good hu­mour – to ba­sic ideas of racism, prej­u­dice and de­pri­va­tions. Hand­somely cast, spryly de­signed and en­tirely un­de­mand­ing, it has the same sense of re­lent­less up­lift as a so­cial-me­dia meme – which may also be its fiercest com­pe­ti­tion. STRINGS AT­TACHED? The Last Shadow Pup­pets

Olympia Theatre Dublin 8pm ¤45.05 tick­et­mas­ Also Thurs­day and Fri­day

Call­ing The Last Shadow Pup­pets a su­per­group might be push­ing it bit too far, but there’s no deny­ing that sep­a­rately, con­stituent mem­bers Alex Turner and Miles Kane have their AL­BUM LAUNCH Ports “Ones to Watch”, “Flavour of the Month” and “Faces of 2016” are just some of the crit­i­cal thumbs-up this North­ern Ir­ish band has re­ceived over the past six months. Next week Ports re­lease their de­but al­bum ( The Devil Is a Song­bird). This show is part of a brief na­tion­wide tour to pro­mote it. Highly rec­om­mended. ART The caged bird sings… It’s the be­gin­ning of the art and de­sign grad­u­a­tion show sea­son, and the Wex­ford Cam­pus grad­u­ates of Car­low IT have a nice venue in the Arts Cen­tre and a lot of in­ter­est­ing- look­ing work to show. The line-up in­cludes Ann Breen, Deirdre But­timer, Lisa Dunne, Fran Greene, Gina Mur­phy, Danny O’Brien, Martin Read­ing, San­dra Ryan, Breda Stacey and Zane Su­tra. SOUNDTRACKER Hans Zim­mer There are few enough old­school sound­track com­posers left stand­ing, but Ger­many’s Hans Zim­mer (above) is one. Zim­mer has com­posed mu­sic for more than150 movies, most re­cently Bat­man v Su­per­man: re­spec­tive fan­bases. These shows see The Last Shadow Pup­pets make its Ir­ish de­but, which should be of in­ter­est enough, let alone see­ing if their so­phis­ti­cated pop/rock ma­te­rial (from their two al­bums, 2008’s The Age of Un­der­state­ment and this year’s Ev­ery­thing You’ve Come to Expect) can cut it in a live set­ting.


Dawn of Jus­tice. That’s the bad news. The good news is that in this rare Ir­ish show, Zim­mer will per­form the scores of many of his classier cred­its, in­clud­ing Rain Man, Thelma & Louise, The Lion King, Glad­i­a­tor and The Dark Knight. TRA­DI­TIONAL Zoe Con­way, John McIn­tyre and Enda Reilly With her fid­dle play­ing on River­dance, her col­lab­o­ra­tions with ev­ery­one from Máirtín O’Con­nor to Lou Reed, and her su­perb solo al­bums (with ac­com­pa­ni­ment from hus­band and gui­tarist John McIn­tyre), Zoe Con­way has raised the bar and the pro­file for Oriel fid­dle mu­sic with con­sid­er­able panache. This per­for­mance is the fi­nal in­stal­ment of these monthly teatime ses­sions be­fore the sum­mer break: a real treat.

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