3Arena, Dublin. 8pm. ¤61.45 (sold out) ticketmaster.ie Over 30 years after they formed in Oxford, Radiohead are as vital as ever. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of their crossover (third) album, OK Computer, which is justifiably acclaimed as a rock music landmark. Despite glitches along the way (2000’s Kid A and 2001’s Amnesiac forsake melodies in favour of experiments. 2011’s King of Limbs is off-kilter loops and fitful programming), the band’s 2016 album, Moon Shaped Pool, was praised to the hilt for a return to (relatively) traditional song structure. Whatever album does or doesn’t get you, they remain a class, idiosyncratic act. Special guests are Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and Indian brass ensemble, the Rajasthan Express. There’s a Radiohead connection here, in that Jonny Greenwood produced 2015 album, Junun.
CLASSICAL Mairéad Hickey (violin), RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney
NCH, Dublin 1.05pm. ¤12. nch.ie This week’s RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concert gets an injection of an unusual sort. The multi-award-winning Cork violinist Mairéad Hickey is the day’s soloist, and as well as performing Chausson’s Poème, written for the great Eugène Ysaÿe, she’s also going to play a traditional Irish music set. Gavin Maloney conducts, and the programme also includes Beethoven’s Leonore No. 3 Overture, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture (written when the composer was 17, four years younger than Hickey) and William Kroll’s Banjo and Fiddle in an orchestration by Ralph Wilkinson.
CLASSICAL Mighty Fortress
Various Dublin venues, until Sunday. pipeworks.ie The Pipeworks Festival celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and “one of its most enduring gifts to musical culture — the Lutheran chorale”. The Mighty Fortress title comes from the chorale known in German as Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, and the main festival programmes have all been give explanatory titles – the Lutheran Castle (City Hall, Tuesday), Chorale Heroics (St Patrick’s Cathedral, Wednesday), Doctrine and Didactics (Whitefriar Street Church, Thursday), Symphonic Chorale (NCH, Friday), Inspirations and Revelations (Christ Church Cathedral, Saturday) and Chorale Remix (St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, Sunday, featuring interlude-improvisations by members of the Kirkos Ensemble and Tom Lane’s specially commissioned Ein feste Burg). Nan Golden, Sweet Blood Call; Vivienne Dick, 93% STARDUST Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin Until October 15 imma.ie Friends for many years, this is the first time Nan Goldin and Vivienne Dick show side by side. Goldin is best known for her frank, informal autobiographical photographs chronicling the lives of herself, family and friends from the 1970s on, work that helped shape a whole genre of contemporary photography. Donegal-born, Dick teaches filmmaking at GMIT and is highly regarded for her experimental and documentary films, one strand of which embodies the punk No Wave movement in late 1970s New York. Since returning to Ireland in 1982 she has built up an exceptionally rich body of work. Her latest film, Augenblick, premieres as part of this show.