TUES­DAY 06.06.17

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

HERITAGE Sim­ple Minds Wa­ter­front Hall Belfast 8pm £49.50/£44.50 wa­ter­front.co.uk Also Wed/Thurs Olympia the­atre Dublin 7pm ¤58.70 tick­et­mas­ter.ie It’s worth not­ing that more than 30 years ago, Glas­gow’s Sim­ple Minds played Croke Park, and while their con­tem­po­raries and erst­while ri­vals U2 re­visit that ma­jor open-air venue in about six weeks, Jim Kerr and friends will have to be con­tent with small-ish the­atres. Sim­ple Minds are also on the heritage trail, as they re­work their clas­sic tracks in acous­tic fash­ion. What songs such as Don’t You (For­get about Me), Alive and Kick­ing, and Promised you a Mir­a­cle will sound like with­out guitar/key­board bom­bast re­mains to be seen, but you can ex­pect the faith­ful to be out and about for these shows. Spe­cial guest is fel­low Scot KT Tun­stall. TCL SONG­WRITER Mit­ski Cyprus Av­enue Cork 9pm €16cyprusav­enue.ie Also Wed Empire Mu­sic Hall Belfast 7.30pm £14 the­belfastem­pire.com; Thurs Whe­lan’s Dublin 8pm €18 whe­lanslive.com Mit­ski Miyawaki (above) has been de­scribed as in­die rock’s smartest new song­writer, and on the ev­i­dence of her al­bums

Lush (2012), Re­tired from Sad, New Ca­reer in Busi­ness (2013), BuryMe at Make­out Creek

(2014) and Pu­berty 2 (2016) such a claim is fully jus­ti­fied. Her mul­ti­cul­tural back­ground (she is the daugh­ter of a Ja­panese mother and an Amer­i­can fa­ther, and has lived in Ja­pan, Tur­key, Repub­lic of Congo and sev­eral other coun­tries be­sides) in­forms her con­tin­u­ous search for iden­tity. Mit­ski is also adept at chan­nel­ing the lone­li­ness of an out­sider and the alien­ation ex­pe­ri­enced of be­ing that lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent from (as she says) “ideal Amer­ica”. Sup­port on all dates is highly rated Swedish singer-song­writer Ca­jsa Siik. You have been duly ad­vised. TCL ART Stu­dio Gerry Davis. Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles, Co Tip­per­ary Un­til July 29 the­sourcearts­cen­tre.ie There is a foren­sic qual­ity to Gerry Davis’s Stu­dio project, a se­ries of paint­ings in which he ex­am­ines con­tem­po­rary artists’ work­ing spa­ces, no­tably the artist-run Wick­ham Street Stu­dios in Lim­er­ick, where he is based. Foren­sic in that he ex­am­ines ev­ery de­tail in a cool, dis­pas­sion­ate way and also be­cause he cap­tures spa­ces be­tween uses, in a sense like crime scenes: we can try to fig­ure out what hap­pened there. We see spa­ces in a mo­ment of tran­si­tion, with ev­i­dence of the work al­ready done, and a sense of pos­si­bil­ity about what is to come. In the best sense, they are also paint­ings about paint­ing, about mak­ing a two-dimensional rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Orig­i­nally from Tip­per­ary, Davis stud­ied at the Lim­er­ick School of Art & De­sign and won the Hennessy Por­trait Prize at the Na­tional Gallery last year. AD

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