WED­NES­DAY 18.10.17

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

HIP-HOP

J Cole 3Arena, Dublin ¤54.65-¤60.45 tick­et­mas­ter.ie J. Cole’s (right) 4 Your Eyez Only tour has been de­scribed as sin­cere, elec­tri­fy­ing and po­lit­i­cal – with the rap­per ad­dress­ing sys­tem­atic op­pres­sion in the US by mak­ing his en­trance in an or­ange jump­suit. He prom­ises to bring big show the­atrics to the 3Arena and lead­ing the best singsong about los­ing your vir­gin­ity with Wet Dreamz. LB

MELT­ING POT

No Bor­ders Quar­tet Arthurs, Dublin, 9pm, ¤10, arthur­spub.ie (also Thurs, Billy Brynes, Kilkenny) Jazz mu­si­cians love show­ing ev­ery­one else the way to real Euro­pean in­te­gra­tion. Dublin gui­tarist Chris Guil­foyle and Ber­lin pi­anist Marie Krut­tli, two mu­si­cians at the glow­ing edge of the con­ti­nent’s cre­ative mu­sic scene, met at the Univer­sity of Lau­sanne and have been plot­ting acts of mu­si­cal promis­cu­ity ever since. No Bor­ders will see th­ese two ris­ing stars per­form both in Ire­land and Ger­many, ex­chang­ing ideas and match­ing up to a lo­cal rhythm sec­tion. For the Ir­ish leg, they have drafted two of the most promis­ing tal­ents on the Dublin scene, bassist Barry Dono­hue and drum­mer Bren­dan Do­herty. CL

PEN­GUINS OFF BAL­ANCE GoGo Pen­guin Sugar Club, Dublin, 8pm, ¤22.50, the­sug­ar­club.com (also Thurs) God­frey Reg­gio’s 1982 cult classic Koy­aanisqatsi re­mains al­most unique as a main­stream film, an art movie polemic mas­querad­ing as en­ter­tain­ment, a mes­meris­ing se­quence of im­ages of our planet in all its pre­car­i­ous­ness (the ti­tle is a Hopi word mean­ing ‘life out of bal­ance’). But per­haps even more strik­ing than the im­ages was Philip Glass’s mas­terly score, which in­vested the im­ages with an ur­gency that stopped a gen­er­a­tion of ston­ers in their tracks. So re­plac­ing it with a live piano-trio per­for­mance is a big risk, but hip young UK trio GoGo Pen­guin clearly know their au­di­ence. CL

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