ROCK/POP

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

FRI­DAY 7 CORK

Ciaran Lav­ery North­ern Ir­ish singer-song­writer tours in sup­port of his re­cently re­leased al­bum, Let Bad In. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm €12.50 cyprusav­enue.ie Also Sat, Kilkenny; Sun, Gal­way

DUBLIN

James Vin­cent McMor­row Head­line Du­bin date for McMor­row, whose lat­est al­bum, We Move, is ef­fort­lessly up there with the year’s best. Na­tional Sta­dium 8pm €36.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Blues HQ The place to go to if you’re look­ing for stal­wart, pro­fes­sional blues mu­si­cians. JJ Smyths 9pm €10 jjs­myths.com

Scott Fa­gan Cult 1960s singer-song­writer re­turns to the fray. One for the mu­sic his­to­ri­ans and the cu­ri­ous. Whe­lan’s 8pm €20 whe­lanslive.com

Hard Work­ing Class He­roes An­nual mu­sic in­dus­try event con­tin­ues for an­other two days. Al­ways in­ter­est­ing, al­ways fas­ci­nat­ing, al­ways rel­e­vant. Var­i­ous venues/times €45/€20 hwch.net Also Sat, Dublin

The House Presents… Multi-strand evening of mu­sic (We Raise Bears, Keith Burke), po­etry (An­dre K’Por) and com­edy (Ger Staunton). An­nes­ley House, Fairview 8pm €10

Ami Grady & Erika Kul­nys Co-head­line gig, fea­tur­ing Cana­dian singer-song­writer/poet Kul­nys and Ir­ish singer-song­writer Grady. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 9pm €15/€12

GAL­WAY

Luka Bloom Highly re­garded Ir­ish song­writer plugs lat­est al­bum, Fru­gal­isto. Spe­cial guest is Clare Sands. Róisín Dubh 9pm €22.50/€20 roisin­dubh.net

LOUTH

Cathy Davey Ir­ish song­writer/per­former pro­motes lat­est fine al­bum, New For­est, with na­tion­wide dates. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm €17.50 spir­it­store.ie Also Wed, Kerry

SATUR­DAY 8 DUBLIN

Hard Work­ing Class He­roes See Fri­day, Dublin. Var­i­ous venues/times €45/€20 hwch.net

The Pale Long es­tab­lished Ir­ish stan­dard bear­ers of highly in­di­vid­ual pop/rock. Grand So­cial 9pm €12 the­grand­so­cial.ie

Pine­grove New Jer­sey band de­liver care­fully crafted, low-key rock/roots. Whe­lan’s 8pm €13 whe­lanslive.com

Sonny Con­dell and Rob­bie Over­son Folk/pop/roots mu­si­cians and song­writ­ers - ex­perts in the gen­res. An­nes­ley House, Fairview 9.15pm €15

GAL­WAY

On Raglan Road – Great Ir­ish Love Songs and the Women who in­spired Them Ger­ard Han­berry’s book is launched in the com­pany of mu­si­cians, artists and com­posers, who will per­form some of the songs fea­tured. Róisín Dubh 2pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

Booka Brass Band Ir­ish act very much into New Or­leans-in­flu­enced funk/soul. Spe­cial guest act is Planet Pa­rade. Róisín Dubh 9pm €18/€16 roisin­dubh.net

KILKENNY

Ciaran Lav­ery See Fri­day, Cork. Cleere’s theatre 8pm €13 cleeres.com Also Sun, Gal­way

LIM­ER­ICK

The Frank & Wal­ters Crackin’ Cork band still rat­tling around and de­liv­er­ing ex­cel­lent pop/rock with a cute edge. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm €20 dolans.ie

LOUTH

Mick Flan­nery Cork singer-song­writer pre­views tracks from forth­com­ing al­bum, I Own You. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm €25 spir­it­store.ie Also Wed, Gal­way; Thurs, Lim­er­ick

SUN­DAY 9

BELFAST

You Me At Six English band de­liver the pop/rock goods. The Lime­light 8pm £25 lime­light­belfast.com Also Mon, Dublin

CORK

Hi­lary Woods Sub­tle, spe­cial song­writer per­forms tunes from her var­i­ous EPs, in­clud­ing her lat­est, Heart Box. Gulpd Café 9pm 8

DUBLIN

Nick­el­back Cana­dian hard rock­ers, best known to the wider pub­lic over here for hits such as How You Re­mind Me, Rock­star, and Pho­to­graph. 3Arena 8pm €60.59 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Mon, Belfast

Kar­rie Ir­ish singer and song­writer of­fi­cially launches her new al­bum, Per­pet­ual Mo­tion, with mu­si­cal help from renowned Ir­ish gui­tarist, Jimmy Smith. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm €10 whe­lanslive.com

Stars of the Lid See Seven Days. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm €25 nch.ie

Soja Grammy-nom­i­nated US band blend reg­gae, hard­core, rock and hip-hop. Yep? Yep! Academy 7.30pm €30.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

The Adele Song­book For­mer X Fac­tor fi­nal­ist Katie Markham delviers a set of Adele tunes. Pop has duly eaten it­self. Vicar St 7.30pm €33.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

GAL­WAY

Ciaran Lav­ery See Fri­day, Cork. Róisín Dubh 9pm €12/€10 roisin­dubh.net

LOUTH

Kevin Mont­gomery Amer­i­cana roots/blues singer and song­writer. Spe­cial guest is Ir­ish gui­tarist Clive Barnes. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm €12 spir­it­store.ie

MON­DAY 10 BELFAST

Nick­el­back See Sun­day, Dublin. SSE Arena 6.30pm £45.70/£40.70 ssearen­abelfast.com

DUBLIN

Jean-Michel Jarre See Seven Days. 3Arena 8pm €60 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Donal Kirk and Anto Dren­nan True-blue pro­fes­sional ex­po­nents of blues, rock and soul. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­myths.com

You Me At Six See Sun­day, Belfast. Academy 8pm €35 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

TUES­DAY 11

BELFAST

Pen­ta­gram Vet­eran US heavy metal band. Spe­cial guests are US stoner rock band, The Atomic Bitch­wax. The Lime­light 7pm £20 lime­light­belfast.com

DUBLIN

Blood and Roses – the Songs of Ewan MacColl See Seven Days. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm €35 nch.ie

Yob Much ad­mired US stoner-rock act pro­mote lat­est al­bum, Clear­ing the Path to As­cend. Spe­cial guests is US metal band, Black Co­bra. Whe­lan’s 7.30pm €16 whe­lanslive.com

WED­NES­DAY 12

BELFAST

Death Grips Cross­over punk, hip-hop and metal, as Cal­i­for­nian band plug lat­est al­bum, Bot­tom­less Pit. The Lime­light 7pm £14 lime­light­belfast.com Also Thurs, Dublin

Buckcherry Tight-trousered rock mu­sic all the way from Los Angeles. The Lime­light 2 8pm £17.50 lime­light­belfast.com Also Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

Lee Brice Rare ap­pear­ance/per­for­mance by US coun­try star. Academy 8pm €27 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

The Sow­ing Sea­son Dubon-based alt.rock band launch new sin­gle. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm €5 whe­lanslive.com

Anoushka Shankar See Seven Days. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm 150/145/135 nch.ie

Gra­ham J Dublin singer and per­former chan­nels the spirit and cre­ativ­ity of Anohni and Ella Fitzger­ald, to name but two in­flu­ences. Sugar Club 7.30pm €15 the­sug­ar­club.com

GAL­WAY

Mick Flan­nery See Satur­day, Louth. Róisín Dubh 9pm €26/€24 roisin­dubh.net Also Thurs, Lim­er­ick

Sara­mai Meath-based singer-song­writer con­tin­ues her Mag­netic North EP Tour. Sup­port acts in­clude Pa Reidy and Part­land. Róisín Dubh Up­stairs 9pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

KERRY

Cathy Davey See Fri­day, Louth. Mike the Pies, Lis­towel 9pm €20

LOUTH

The Swine­hounds New Or­leans via Tin Pan Al­ley - think Dr John crossed with Leon Red­bone, and you won’t go too far wrong. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm Adm free spir­it­store.ie

THURS­DAY 13

CORK

Michael Ki­wanuka See Seven Days. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm €20 cyprusav­enue.ie

DUBLIN

Brian Kennedy Ir­ish singer cel­e­brates the 20th an­niver­sary of his al­bum, A Bet­ter Man, which he will per­form in its en­tirety, as well as other Kennedy hits. Vicar St 7.30pm €30 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Death Grips See Wed­nes­day, Belfast. Academy 8pm 122.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Gigonom­e­try Presents… Reg­u­lar show­case of Ir­ish mu­sic tal­ent - tonight fea­tures Buf­falo Sunn, Flecks, Dream­ing of Jupiter, and Maria Kelly. The Work­man’s Club 8pm €8/€5 the­work­man­sclub.com

Buckcherry See Wed­nes­day, Belfast. Whe­lan’s 8pm €20 whe­lanslive.com

In their Thou­sands Done­gal alt.rock band aim to snag more fans on their re­turn to this venue. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm €10/€8 whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

John Smith UK singer-song­writer much ad­mired by his in­creas­ing num­ber of Ir­ish fans. Róisín Dubh 9pm €12/€10 roisin­dubh.net

LIM­ER­ICK

Mick Flan­nery See Satur­day, Louth. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm €20 dolans.ie

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