SATUR­DAY 10.06.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Sound House Dublin 11pm ¤12/¤10/¤8 thewi­l­ey­


Look lively, the Ital­ians are in town in the shape of Black Loops. That’s the duo fea­tur­ing drum­mer and DJ Ric­cardo Paf­fetti and sound en­gi­neer and video artist Gabriele Micheli, a Ber­lin-based pair­ing who call Arezzo and Mi­lan home re­spec­tively. If you want a han­dle of what Paf­fetti and Micheli are ca­pa­ble of do­ing, check out their For the Lovers EP re­leased a few weeks ago on the in­flu­en­tial Pets Record­ings from Catz ‘n Dogz, a re­lease full of clas­sic house stings and a lovely dance­floor-friendly riff. That fol­lows pre­vi­ous re­leases for the likes of Toy Ton­ics, Neovinyl and Gruuv. Sup­port from Jack Jen­nings, Dy­lan Sin­gle­ton and Steven McA­dam. JC

JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Down with Jazz

Grand So­cial, Dublin, 7.30 pm, ¤25/¤15, down­with­ (Also Sun­day from 4pm) Like the Im­pro­vised Mu­sic Com­pany’s hugely suc­cess­ful Euro­pean fes­ti­val, 12 Points (say it in French), the name of their do­mes­tic jazz show­case event started as a joke. But it was dar­ing too – for mu­si­cal civil­ians, the word jazz can be like kryp­tonite to Su­per­man, and many con­tem­po­rary creative mu­si­cians (see what I did there?) would rather not use it at all. Down with Jazz runs in the other di­rec­tion. This two-day, bou­tique fes­ti­val is a chance to dip your toe in the jazz wa­ters and sam­ple the range of mu­sic be­ing made in Ire­land to­day that may or may not ad­mit to the de­scrip­tion. This years line-up in­cludes bassist Cor­mac O Brien’s trail­blaz­ing Gamerz with ris­ing UK pi­anist Kit Downes and arch Belfast jazz-punks Robo­co­bra (Satur­day); plus leg­endary vo­cal­ist Honor Hef­fer­nan’s (left) Whistling Girl show, based on the po­etry of Dorothy Parker, and a funky seven-piece led by Cork trom­bon­ist Paul Dun­lea (Sun­day). Care­ful now. CL

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