THURS­DAY 07.09.17

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

TWO TONE The Beat fea­tur­ing Dave Wake­l­ing Whe­lans, Dublin, Thurs­day Septem­ber 7th, 8pm, ¤22.90 whe­lanslive.com Formed in Birm­ing­ham in 1978, The Beat lasted un­til the early 1980s, but in that short space of time, the band – an early sign­ing to the famed UK ska la­bel Two Tone – notched up sev­eral clas­sic hit tunes of the genre. Songs such as Hands Off She’s Mine, Mir­ror in the Bath­room, Too Nice to Talk To and Stand Down Mar­garet added Ja­maican flavours to a uniquely Bri­tish lyri­cal view­point. Fans of qual­ity ska/reg­gae – your pork pie hats are wait­ing. TCL POP RE­TURN Texas Olympia The­atre, Dublin, Thurs 7th; Fri 8th, 8pm, ¤40.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Who­ever would have thought that Glas­gow band Texas (be­low) would have en­joyed such longevity? Yet here they

are, de­liv­er­ing the hits (in­clud­ing I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What

You Want and Black Eyed Boy) as well as prov­ing they’re still ca­pa­ble of re­leas­ing new ma­te­rial (Jump on Board, their ninth al­bum) that makes an im­pres­sion. TCL ART Ger­ard Smyth & Seán McSweeney - The Yel­low River Triskel Arts Cen­tre, Tobin Street, Cork Un­til Oc­to­ber 28 triske­larts­cen­tre.ie When art and po­etry get into con­ver­sa­tion, it can make for some beau­ti­ful mu­sic. McSweeny’s paintings, based on the area around the Yel­low River, Co Meath, are gen­tly lovely; while Smyth’s po­ems open up lay­ers of the land, so you can feel trees “like trees in a Rus­sian novel…” as well as see them in the ac­com­pa­ny­ing paint­ing. GT

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