SATUR­DAY 29.04.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

POP/R&B Bruno Mars 3Arena Dublin 8pm, Also Sun ¤92/¤72/¤45.05 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Honolulu-born Peter Gene Her­nan­dez (aka Bruno Mars, right), one of the world’s best-sell­ing solo artists, is a born en­ter­tainer, so if you’re look­ing for full-blown retro raz­za­matazz – with a wide va­ri­ety of mu­sic styles – then here’s the gig for you. More in­ter­est­ing for some, per­haps, is the sub­lime sup­port act An­der­son.Paak, who af­ter his Sun­day slot will play a brief live set at Dublin’s Academy. Paak and a few mu­si­cian friends will, we are told, play a min­i­mum of three songs with the pos­si­bil­ity of more. Would you risk that for ¤26? You never know who might show up. TCL AVAWARM-UP The Night In­sti­tute The Foundry Belfast 9pm £10 thenight­in­sti­tute.com There’s a month or there­abouts to go un­til the AVA fes­ti­val brings Jeff Mills, Mar­cel Dettmann, Ben UFO, Bi­cep and dozens more to the city. Tonight, The Night In­sti­tute do a spot of warm­ing up for the main event with a visit from Run­ning Back’s Gerd Jan­son. Run­ning Back is the la­bel which has given the world re­leases by Leon Vyne­hall, Paul Wool­ford, Sy­clops, Red­shape, Tiger & Woods and more. In his own stead, Jan­son has been be­hind the decks for nearly two decades, work­ing at clubs like Frank­furt’s Robert John­son, writ­ing for Groove and Spex mag­a­zines, re­leas­ing com­pi­la­tions with Jaz­zanova on Sonar Kil­leck­tiv and one of the staff at the RBMA Academy. Sup­port from Timmy Ste­wart and Jor­dan. JC NEW BLOOD Cúig The Dock, Car­rick on Shan­non 8.30pm ¤16/¤14 dock.ie This five piece band, with mem­bers from Ar­magh and Ty­rone, are tear­ing up the rule book with their bold ap­proach to the tra­di­tion. With a fiery rep­u­ta­tion for humdinger live per­for­mances, Cúig do a fine trade in tak­ing no pris­on­ers and re­defin­ing the con­tours of the tra­di­tion. Ev­ery genre needs its young turks, and Cúig look like they may be ready to take up that man­tle. SL

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