THURS­DAY 15.06.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Arthurs, Dublin, 8.30pm, ¤10, arthur­spub.ie

PUNK/POP Paramore Olympia the­atre Dublin 8pm ¤29 (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie Fol­low­ing a se­ries of frac­tious in­ter­nal is­sues, US punk/pop band Paramore is now back on track. The con­cern of most of the band’s fan base was that lead singer Hayley Wil­liams would leave for a solo ca­reer, but that now ap­pears un­likely – es­pe­cially so con­sid­er­ing the suc­cess of re­cently re­leased al­bum Af­ter Laugh­ter. Judg­ing by the pop-cen­tric tone of the al­bum (think Haim in­stead of HIM), it also seems the band has, to a de­gree, no longer any in­ter­est in want­ing to be the ’new’ Fall Out Boy or My Chem­i­cal Ro­mance. Spe­cial guest act is very fine LA punk/ pop band, Bleached, whose 2016 al­bum, Wel­come the Worms, was high­lighted by Pitch­fork as brim­ming over with ear­worms that “work best lazily blasted out of a drop-top while rid­ing down a palm-lined av­enue”. Best of luck with that in Dublin, mate. Paramore also play Wa­ter­front Belfast, Fri­day June 16th (7pm £45/£38/£35.50 wa­ter­front.co.uk). TCL CLAS­SI­CAL ICO/Kather­ine Hunka (vi­o­lin) Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van 8pm ¤20/¤18 sol­stice.ie and on tour The Ir­ish Cham­ber Or­ches­tra’s lat­est na­tional tour is di­rected from the vi­o­lin by the or­ches­tra’s leader, Kather­ine Hunka, and con­cen­trates on mu­sic from the Amer­i­cas. Two of the works are from the first half of the 20th cen­tury, Gersh­win’s rarely heard Lul­laby from around 1920, and Bar­ber’s Ada­gio from 1936, both orig­i­nally for string quar­tet. The later mu­sic spreads over three decades, a med­ley from Bern­stein’s West Side Story from the 1950s, tango-king As­tor Pi­az­zolla’s Four Sea­sons of Buenos Aires from the 1960s, and a 1970s min­i­mal­ist clas­sic, John Adams’s Shaker Loops. MD

JAZZ Oxy­gen Thief ft. Aleka

Gui­tarist Chris Guil­foyle is a busy boy this week. As well as launch­ing a sin­gle from his forth­com­ing Um­bra al­bum (see Fri­day), he is also re­viv­ing Oxy­gen Thief, his pared-back trio with bassist Barry Dono­hue and drum­mer Matt Ja­cob­son. Oxy­gen Thief ex­plore the Venn di­a­gram of tra­di­tional jazz gui­tar trio meets math rock meets elec­tron­ica, and be­ing the rhythm sec­tion from Um­bra, they are a well-oiled ma­chine, ca­pa­ble of that vi­tal mix of tight­ness and loose­ness. They are joined by Ro­ma­nian singer (and cel­list) Aleka. A re­cent grad­u­ate of New­park, Aleka has al­ready re­leased her epony­mous de­but record­ing and stood in for Norma Win­stone in gui­tarist Tommy Halferty’s Al­bert Ca­mus project. Her blend of im­prov, clas­si­cal and folk in­flu­ences will pro­vide an in­ter­est­ing counterpoint to the trio’s labyrinthine grooves. CL

LEESIDE FOLK Jimmy Crow­ley with Johnny Fang and Chris Ah­ern The Hayloft, The Long Val­ley, Cork city 9pm ¤10 th­e­long­val­ley­bar.com

He’s back. Cork’s Folk Lau­re­ate, Jimmy Crow­ley is cu­rat­ing a sum­mer sea­son of gigs in this new venue, where the em­pha­sis is on lis­ten­ing. So for folk fans, Crow­ley’s aim­ing to cre­ate an in­ti­mate space where mu­sic reigns supreme. Tonight’s guests in­clude Ah­ern, a mem­ber of the renowned Stargaz­ers. SL

ART Gareth Reid

Re­cent works, Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth Street, Dublin Un­til June 29 molesworth­gallery.com Belfast born and Glas­gow based Gareth Reid won Sky Por­trait Artist of the Year 2017, com­ing through quite an in­tense com­pe­ti­tion. His award in­cluded a com­mis­sion to paint Gra­ham Nor­ton, and that por­trait is on view at the Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land. A calm, con­sid­ered ap­proach to draw­ing forms the core of ev­ery­thing he does. Here he shows a se­ries of mon­u­men­tal heads in char­coal and pas­tel, along­side smaller, more di­verse pieces. His draw­ings are pre­cise but not in a flashy, con­sciously vir­tu­osic way, and they have an at­trac­tively dreamy, re­flec­tive char­ac­ter. AD

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