ROCK/POP

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT -

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRIDAY 5 CORK

Crow Black Chicken Greasy blues? Dirty rock? Wash those hands, folks! Cyprus Av­enue 8pm 18 cyprusav­enue.ie

Dublab See Seven Days. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 10pm Adm free de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

Paul McDon­nell Ir­ish singer-song­writer launches his new al­bum, A Sweeter

Con­fu­sion. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 8pm 12/10 mu­si­clee.ie

Me­ga­cone Five-piece Ir­ish in­stru­men­tal band – think mes­meric and mighty. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 15 the­work­man­sclub.com

Chew­ing on Tin­foil Dublin band launch im­pres­sive new EP. Spe­cial guests are Ir­ish bands Drive­way and Orangutan. Whe­lan’s 8pm 16 whe­lanslive.com

Blues HQ Hard-nosed Ir­ish blues band, fea­tur­ing Gerry Hen­drick (gui­tar/vo­cals), John Quear­ney (bass/vo­cals) and Noel Bridge­man (drums/vo­cals). JJ Smyths 9pm 110 jjs­myths.com KILKENNY

David Kitt Sub­stan­tial stal­wart of Ir­ish in­de­pen­dent mu­sic. As part of Al­ter­na­tive Kilkenny Arts Fringe. Cleere’s theatre 9.30pm 110 akafringe.com

Sam Lee & Friends The UK’s most un­con­ven­tional folk singer? Yep! As part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Set Theatre 8.30pm 122/120 kilken­n­yarts.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Dick Valen­tine Front­man of Elec­tric Six goes un­plugged as he pro­motes his lat­est al­bum,

Quiet Time, on which E6 songs are given the acous­tic treat­ment. Dan­ger! Dan­ger!! Dolan’s Up­stairs 9pm 112 dolans.ie Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Kilkenny; Mon, Gal­way

WATER­FORD

York­ston/Thorne/Khan Trio of folk/jazz/world mu­si­cians con­tinue their Ir­ish tour – highly recommended. Phil Grimes Pub, Water­ford city 9pm 115 Also Sat, Belfast; Sun, Dublin

SATUR­DAY 6 BELFAST

York­ston/Thorne/Khan See Friday, Water­ford. Cres­cent Arts Cen­tre 9pm £15/£13 cres­cen­tarts.org Also Sun, Dublin CORK

Baker Rose Blues mu­si­cian Don Baker and blues singer Clara Rose team up as they con­tinue to plug their de­but al­bum. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre, Cobh 8pm 120 sir­iusarts­cen­tre.ie DUBLIN

Ben Reel Band Highly re­garded Co Ar­magh song­writer/mu­si­cian/per­form er. JJ Smyths 9pm 110 jjs­myths.com The Bionic Rats Ir­ish six-piece reg­gae band launch their new al­bum, T.B.R., tonight. Ska band Lit­tle Beau­ties sup­port. Grand So­cial 9pm 112 the­grand­so­cial.ie Dick Valen­tine See Friday, Lim­er­ick. Academy 8pm 112.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Kilkenny Red Moon Bay­o­nets Promis­ing Dublin-based al­ter­na­tive rock, blues and in­die band. The Work­man’s Club 7.30pm 18 the­work­man­sclub.com

Tadgh Emerg­ing Ir­ish soul/pop mu­si­cian/song­writer. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 15 whe­lanslive.com

KILKENNY

FM Belfast See Seven Days. Set Theatre 11pm 122/120 kilken­n­yarts.ie

Ru­sangano Fam­ily Lim­er­ick hip-hop out­fit – pre­pare to smile, sweat and sur­ren­der. As part of Al­ter­na­tive Kilkenny Arts Fringe. Brewey Cor­ner 9.30pm 115/112 akafringe.com

SUNDAY 7 DUBLIN

York­ston/Thorne/Khan See Friday, Water­ford. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 115 the­work­man­sclub.com

Sam Cieri Florida-born singer-song­writer Cieri (presently im­press­ing au­di­ences as the lead in the mu­si­cal, Once, at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre) per­forms orig­i­nal ma­te­rial as well as some songs you might be fa­mil­iar with. Spe­cial guest is Derry singer-song­writer Dy­lan Reid (who fea­tures along­side Cieri in Once). Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm Adm free whe­lanslive.com

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