SATUR­DAY 15.04.17

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AL­BUM LAUNCH Ta­los Con­nolly’s of Leap, Cork 8pm, ¤13 Eoin French’s train­ing as an ar­chi­tect has in­flu­enced him as a song­writer – you can tell by how pre­cise and deftly de­signed his songs are. As the con­stituent el­e­ment of Ta­los, Eoin has been beaver­ing away for sev­eral years in the search of per­fec­tion, and while it’s al­ways tempt­ing to fi­nesse and fine-tune un­til you’re driven de­mented, it seems that the search has stopped – for now, any­way. De­but al­bum Wild Alee is re­leased next week, and tonight’s gig is the calm be­fore the storm. Ta­los also play shows this month in Dublin (Button Fac­tory, April 21st), Lim­er­ick (Dolan’s, April 22nd), Gal­way (Roisin Dubh, April 27th) and Cork city (St Luke’s Church, April 28th). Tony Clay­ton-Lea ART En­ter Stage Left/SET in TIME Lewis Glucks­man Gallery, UCC, Cork Un­til July 9th and 23rd re­spec­tively glucks­ Works by artists who use or ex­plore stage­craft in some way, play­ing on Brecht’s idea that the­atri­cal il­lu­sion “must be a par­tial one, so that it can be recog­nised as il­lu­sion.” They in­clude Ella de Búrca, Lothar Götz, Aoib­heann Greenan, Bar­bara Kas­ten, Gareth Kennedy, David Noo­nan, Alexan­dre Singh and Althea Thauberger. SET in TIME in­cludes 33 works on pa­per from the Serge Li­far Col­lec­tion, with set and cos­tume de­signs by many of the artists Sergei Di­aghilev com­mis­sioned to de­sign sets and cos­tumes for the Bal­lets Russes be­tween 1909-1929. It’s an im­pec­ca­ble line-up: Ge­orges Braque, Gior­gio de Chirico, Jean Cocteau, An­dré Derain, Max Ernst, Naum Gabo, Nathalie Gontcharova, Juan Gris, Fer­nand Léger, Henri Matisse, Pablo Pi­casso, Ge­orges Rouault and Pavel Tche­litchew. AD POST ROCK And So I Watch You From Afar Róisín Dubh Gal­way 9pm €18/€16 roisin­ This supremely ac­com­plished North­ern Ire­land in­stru­men­tal rock band (above)has been quiet of late, but there is good rea­son for that. Fol­low­ing on from 2015 al­bum, Heirs, the Belfast boys de­camped for a while to Rhode Is­land, New Eng­land, for a brain­storm­ing/record­ing ses­sion. While the re­sults of these haven’t yet been heard be­yond the band’s in­ner cir­cle, you can bet your last new ¤50 note that such ma­te­rial will be pre­viewed at this one-off Ir­ish show. Ex­pect a band dig­ging deeper into the foun­da­tions of what made them bril­liant in the first place. TCL MELODIC Matthias Meyer Bar Tengu Dublin 11pm ¤12/¤10/¤8 face­­sis­melodic Water­gate in Ber­lin is the club which Matthias Meyer calls home. Meyer has fea­tured at the venue since 2010, where his deep, emo­tional house mu­sic has won many ad­mir­ers. As a pro­ducer, ex­per­i­men­ta­tions on early tracks for Liebe*De­tail led to sub­se­quent re­leases for such tastemaker im­prints as Poker Flat, Ce­cille, Noir Mu­sic and De­fected. His re­cent Water­gate 20 EP show that Meyer has re­ally found his mojo when it comes to get­ting his sound on wax. Sup­port from Mulljoy. JC ECLEC­TIC Lis­ten at Arthurs Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 8pm, ¤10, lis­ Lis­ten is a left field mi­cro­fes­ti­val of eclec­tic mu­sic and spo­ken word that is break­ing out of the genre ghetto and mak­ing a monthly bid for free­dom of mu­si­cal ex­pres­sion. Com­poser and jazz mu­si­cian Dy­lan Ryn­hart pro­grammes a se­quence of de­lib­er­ately con­trast­ing acts, so there’s no dan­ger of bore­dom, and as if to prove his dis­in­ter­est­ed­ness, there’s no jazz at all on this month’s the bill. But there is new mu­sic from Dublin com­poser and pi­anist Martin O’Leary; con­tem­po­rary Ir­ish-Scot­tish trad from harp and voice duo Tri­ona Mar­shall and Alyth Mc­Cor­mack; ex­per­i­men­tal spo­ken word from Dublin-based Cypriot poet Christodou­los Makris; and a per­for­mance from highly re­garded uil­lean piper Mick O’Brien, in­clud­ing a col­lab­o­ra­tion with O’Leary. Lis­ten with­out prej­u­dice and you’ll be grand. Cor­mac Larkin SONG­WRITER Chelsea Wolfe Whelan’s Dublin 8pm ¤20 whe­ ‘Doom rocker’? ‘Goth/folk singer’? Do your­self a favour and ig­nore such boxed-off stereo­typ­ing for this Ro­seville, Cal­i­for­nia song­writer. Of Euro­pean de­scent, Wolfe (be­low) has been mak­ing her pres­ence felt for al­most seven years; her of­fi­cial de­but al­bum, 2010’s The Grime and the Glow, set out her stall, and sub­se­quent al­bums (2011’s Apoka­lyp­sis, 2012’s Un­known Rooms: a Col­lec­tion of Acous­tic Songs, and 2013’s Pain is Beauty) es­tab­lished her as an un­der­ground act slowly blink­ing into the light. When her song Feral Love was fea­tured in Sea­son 4 trail­ers of Game of Thrones, the fan­base in­creased, as did the sync­ing of her mu­sic on TV shows such as The Walk­ing Dead and Live by Night. Ul­ti­mately? An ac­quired taste but one that’s never dull. TCL HOUSE PARTY EXS Button Fac­tory Dublin 10.30pm ¤14/¤12 face­­ninecrows Ev­ery­one digs a good party and this one has all the mak­ings of a fab­u­lous night out. The oc­ca­sion is the re­turn of cloth­ing store Nine Crows to their orig­i­nal pitch in the Tem­ple Bar ‘hood. Founded by Emma Fraser and Dean Ryan McDaid, Nine Crows has played an in­flu­en­tial role in Ir­ish fash­ion’s re­cent growth spurts. The first of what may be­come a quar­terly out­ing sees them join­ing forces with Drop Ev­ery­thing main mover Mary Nally to cre­ate a night in­flu­enced by the great clubs of old out for­eign. The main­room has By­ron Yeates, Frank B and Breen turn­ing things on, while the side­room fea­tures disco vibes from Sally Cin­na­mon and Greg Spring. In a nut­shell, “a cel­e­bra­tion of friend­ship, strangers, lovers, mu­sic, dress­ing up, head­ing out and Ire­land right now.” JC

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