SATURDAY 22.04.17 ROCK Kasabian
Olympia theatre Dublin 8pm ¤48.90 ticketmaster.ie
Yes, we know there’s something cartoonish about Leicester’s Kasabian (right), but the naysayers can wait another day before they can stick the book in. Never ones for subtlety, Kasabian has shoehorned this gig (intimate by their standards – they headlined Glastonbury a few years ago) into their schedule as a way to preview material from their forthcoming (sixth) album For Crying out Loud. Celebrating their 20th year as a going concern, the band has ably managed to plug the laddish gap left by Oasis, while their (at times) undeniable rock’n’roll swagger brings to mind The Stone Roses and Primal Scream. Don’t expect any real innovation here, but rather a canny assimilation of rock music that gets the pulse racing.