ROCK/POP

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Song­bird. The Devil is a Oslo, That thing you Love.

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 27 BELFAST

North­ern Ir­ish band, much tipped, launch their de­but al­bum,

Black Box 8pm £10/£8 black­box­belfast.com Also Sat, Derry

CORK

Alt.rock band fronted by for­mer givea­mana­kick front­man, Steve Ryan. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 10.30pm Adm free de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Croke Park 5pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Dublin

Don Baker sings blues, Clara Rose sings roots/Amer­i­cana, as they plug their re­cently re­leased al­bum. Draiocht, Blan­chard­stown 8pm draiocht.ie Also Sat, Done­gal Alex Turner, Miles Kane and chums con­clude their three night stay here with an­other sold-out show. Olympia the­atre 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Fight Club – Afrirampo’s Pika throws down the sonic/psych gaunt­let to Makoto, of Acid Mothers Tem­ple. Sec­onds out! Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Su­perb Ir­ish am­bi­ent folk/pop unit, fea­tur­ing Mor­gan MacIn­tyre and Gemma Do­herty. Uni­tar­ian Church 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Grouse Al­bum launch night for Ir­ish mu­si­cian and song­writer, Ro­nan Car­roll, and band. New al­bum, will be avail­able on CD to pur­chase on the night. Sup­port is Dublin elec­tro-pop band, Tiny Mag­netic Pets. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Dublin psych rock band – much liked, if not en­vied. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­mans club.com

Spe­cial solo show from sub­stan­tial Ir­ish hip-hop guy. Av­enue 8pm eventbrite.ie Vet­eran UK punk act. Sup­port is Dublin-based punk band, Hooligan. On The Rox (Up­stairs at Voodoo Lounge) 9pm Also Sat, Done­gal

KERRY

Homecoming gig from much re­garded Ir­ish singer-song­writer, now res­i­dent in Aus­tralia. INEC Acous­tic Club, Kil­lar­ney 8pm

inec.ie Also Sat, Cork; Sun, Water­ford

LIM­ER­ICK

For­mer lead singer with The Stran­glers – now a long time suc­cess­ful solo artist. Dolan’s Ware­house

Hugh Corn­well, Lim­er­ick on Fri­day, Louth on Satur­day and Dublin on Sun­day

8pm dolans.ie Also Sat, Louth; Sun, Dublin

SATUR­DAY 28 CORK

See Fri­day, Kerry. Triskel Christchurch 8pm triske­larts­cen­tre.ie Also Sun, Water­ford

DERRY

See Fri­day, Belfast. The Glass­works 9pm £8 cul­turlann-doire.ie

DONE­GAL

See Fri­day, Dublin. Owen Roe’s Pub, Ballyshan­non 9pm

See Fri­day, Dublin. Balor Arts Cen­tre, Bally­bofey 8.30pm balo­rarts­cen­tre.com

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie Also Sun, Cork

Port­land, Ore­gon alt.rock band pay a re­turn visit to Ire­land. Acad­emy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Amal­gam of Ir­ish bands Cfit and Punch Face Cham­pi­ons. Ex­pect sparks to fly. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Funk/soul push and pull from one-time mem­ber of Repub­lic of Loose, but now solo with a fine de­but solo al­bum on re­lease. Acad­emy 2 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

From Lon­don’s West End to Dublin – the back­ground and back cat­a­logue of one of the most suc­cess­ful duos in pop mu­sic his­tory. Vicar St 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Spe­cial, orig­i­nal –Ir­ish mu­si­cian/ song­writer fuses el­e­ments of jazz, pop and clas­si­cal. Sup­port is Rosa Nutty. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Good pair­ing of roots singing and blues instrumentation. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

KILKENNY

Feral Ir­ish rock act? Sup­port is Franken­stein Bolts. Brew­ery Corner 9.30pm

LOUTH

See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie Also Sun, Dublin

SUN­DAY 29 CORK

See Seven Days. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm cyprusav­enue.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Na­tional Concert Hall 8pm nch.ie

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Dublin Croke Park 5pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie Multi-plat­inum, multi-mil­lion sell­ing US artist. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre 8pm bor­dgaisen­er­gythea- tre.ie Ir­ish band, fronted by Jess Kav, launch new sin­gle, Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm whe­lanslive.com which clas­sic rock and in­die songs are rein­vented as choir-driven hymns. More tea, Vicar? Olympia the­atre 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

WATER­FORD

See Fri­day, Kerry. Cen­tral Arts 8pm cen­tralarts.ie

MON­DAY 30 BELFAST

In

Pop/punk erst­while “boy” band back on track. SSE Arena 7.30pm £41.50 ssearen­abelfast.com Also Tues, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Olympia the­atre 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Ir­ish mu­si­cians team up to de­liver rough blues and smooth soul. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­myths.com

TUES­DAY 31 BELFAST

Cana­dian singer-song­writer – much re­spected around these parts – plays his first Ir­ish con­certs in more than 30 years. Wa­ter­front Hall 8pm £48/£35 wa­ter­front.co.uk Also Wed, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Mon­day, Belfast. 3Arena 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Weekly bat­tle of the bands with an au­di­ence Clap-O-Me­ter de­cid­ing which band goes for­ward to the next round. Get those hands ready! Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm Adm fee whe­lanslive.com

WED­NES­DAY JUNE 1 CORK

Cana­dian singer-song­writer – think a crafted blend of Jack­son Browne and Guy Clark. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm de­barra.ie See Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Tues­day, Belfast. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre 7.30pm (sold out) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

THURSDAY 2 CORK

Gifted Cork-cen­tric singer-song­writer – here, more or less, in a weekly res­i­dency. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

See Wed­nes­day, Cork. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

CORK

Aodh Óg and Christy usu­ally per­form around the US as Four Shilling Short. Tonight’s ses­sion will fo­cus on the folk songs of Ire­land and the US. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm

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