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Irish Examiner - - Arts - Des O’Driscoll scene@ex­am­iner.ie

GIG WISE: We had pre­dicted David Byrne would be on the ros­ter for one of the big sum­mer fes­ti­vals, and while we were wrong on that, the for­mer Talk­ing Heads front­man has an­nounced a gig for 3Arena on Oc­to­ber 24. Re­cent sets have fea­tured a mix­ture of solo ma­te­rial and clas­sic Talk­ing Heads tracks. And if you can plan into next year, tick­ets went on sale this morn­ing for Nicki Mi­naj and Fu­ture at 3Arena on March 15. Bell X1 are at the Mar­quee in Cork tonight, fol­lowed by Gavin James to­mor­row and Chic on Sunday. . It’s huge week­end for gigs in Dublin, with Tay­lor Swift, The Na­tional and Fu­ture Is­lands all rock­ing the cap­i­tal. Fi­nally, the lat­est in First Mu­sic Con­tact’s se­ries of dis­cus­sions takes place in Cork to­day, ad­dress­ing the is­sue of how to main­tain what seems to be a resur­gence in mu­sic in the city. Panel­lists at Crane Lane at 3pm to­day in­clude Joe Kelly of Live at St Lukes, and Ash­ley Keat­ing of the Frank and Wal­ters. Trad fans are in for a treat next week for the Jim Dowl­ing Uil­leann Pipe and Trad Fes­ti­val in Glen­gar­riff. Sharon Shan­non, Iarla O Lion­aird are among the head­lin­ers for the event which runs from Thursday to Sunday.

MU­SIC NEWS: Frances Bean has been get­ting plenty of me­dia at­ten­tion this week af­ter she shared some of her mu­sic on so­cial me­dia. The 25-year-old daugh­ter of Kurt Cobain and Court­ney Love put a tune on In­sta­gram that sounds un­sur­pris­ingly grungey, and hinted that she’d hope to re­lease some­thing more “pal­pa­ble” in the fu­ture. Mean­while, Moby is in the process of sell­ing his record col­lec­tion for char­ity. On sale since yes­ter­day via lp.re­verb.com, the col­lec­tion in­cludes hun­dreds of 12-inch sin­gles from his DJ days, as well as test press­ings and signed copies of his own work. All money raised goes to the Physi­cians Com­mit­tee for Re­spon­si­ble Medicine, an or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­motes healthy liv­ing and ail­ment pre­ven­tion, rather than medicine-based treat­ments. One record def­i­nitely not in Moby’s col­lec­tion is Both Di­rec­tions at Once, the ‘lost’ al­bum from John

Coltrane which will get a June 29 re­lease. The late sax­o­phon­ist recorded the ma­te­rial in 1963 with his clas­sic quar­tet, and a tape of the ses­sions has been lan­guish­ing in his fam­ily’s pos­ses­sion all these years.

FILM TIPS: Ocean’s 8 hasn’t ex­actly been get­ting the crit­ics ex­cited, but Monday’s re­lease of the fe­male-dom­i­nated heist movie will prob­a­bly draw rel­a­tively de­cent crowds in this rather fal­low sea­son. If you do go along, don’t ex­pect to see Matt Da­mon, de­spite the fact that he shot a cameo for the movie. Di­rec­tor Gary Ross has stressed that the Da­mon scenes just ended up on the cut­ting-room floor, and were not a re­sponse to the pe­ti­tion call­ing for a drop­ping of the ac­tor fol­low­ing his re­marks about the #MeToo move­ment that there was a “spec­trum” of bad be­hav­iour. From Sunday, Triskel in Cork has a sea­son of films ded­i­cated to Bette Davis and Joan Craw­ford, in­clud­ing What­ever Hap­pened To Baby Jane (1962).

ON THE TELLY: If you’re not into soc­cer, there are slim pick­ings on the ter­res­trial chan­nels at the mo­ment, and you re­ally might be bet­ter tak­ing up a hobby. The Gra­ham Nor­ton Show has Ri­hanna, pic­tured, San­dra Bul­lock and Cate Blanchett tonight, while Later Live With Jools Hol­land fin­ishes its cur­rent sea­son to­mor­row with ex­tended sets from the likes of Chic, and Nathaniel Rateliff. HBO has given the thumbs up to a pre­quel to Game of Thrones, just as pro­duc­tion nears the end on the last in­stal­ment of the hugely pop­u­lar se­ries. The yet-un­ti­tled new show will be set mil­len­nia be­fore the age of the Starks et al, and it’ll be at least two years be­fore we see it.

David Byrne tick­ets now on sale.

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