Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Capital Capers and Elsewhere Escapades May 2nd-May 8th


Hanin Elias

Original riot grrrl and digital hardcore deviant Hanin Elias bursts open the bank holiday weekend doors a day early with an appearance in The Grand Social on Thursday night. The Berliner - and founding member of German hardcore punks Atari Teenage Riot - is back blazing in the western world following 6 years of exile in French Polynesia and her energy if nothing else should guarantee a great show.




Wednesday, May 2nd
- Dan Baird & Homemade Sine in Whelan's
- Tom Cooney in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Howler in The Academy 2



Thursday, May 3rd
- Hanin Elias, You’re Only Massive and Nanu Nanu in The Grand Social
- Cian Nugent & The Cosmos in The Joinery


- Clement Marfo * The Frontline and Stooshie in The Academy
- Yacht, Tieranniesaur and Catscars in The Workman's Club
- Rachel Yamagata in Whelan's
- Thurzdaze with Solar Taxi and more in Whelan's


Friday, May 4th
- Tribes in The Academy
- Deetron and Sex Shop in Pygmalion
- Magpies, No More Rain and ANiMA LiBERA in Whelan's (8pm)
- Molly Nilsson in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Crow Black Chicken in Whelan's (Midnight)
- Last Days of 1984 (album launch) and Logikparty in The Workman's Club


Saturday, May 5th
- Yelawolf in The Academy
- Alabama Shakes in The Academy 2


- The Urges and more in Sweeney's Bar
- Overhead, The Albatross in Twisted Pepper
- Arbouretum and Hush Arbors in Whelan's
- K-X-P in Whelan's (Midnight)


Sunday, May 6th
- Kitty, Daisy & Lewis and Gemma Ray in Whelan's
- John Spillane in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- SBTRKT in The Academy


- The Gandhis, Daithi and more in Twisted Pepper
- Shannon in The Sugar Club
- All Dayer w/ The North Sea, The Mighty Stef and more in The Workman's Club (5pm)
- Time Is A Thief in The Academy 2
- Community of Independents doc launch featuring The Jimmy Cake and more in the Button Factory (5.30pm)
- Solar Bears, Letherette and SertOne in the Button Factory (11pm)


Tuesday, May 8th
- Laura Moody in The Grand Social
- Ruby Sessions in Doyle's
- Arrow in The Sky, Sal Vitro and Bennett Vs Matrix in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Plateau Sessions w/ Cfit, My Fellow Spinges and more in The Workman's Club


Elsewhere around the country
Alabama Shakes

It may still be raining but festival season is upon us with two quality, ever-expanding festivals taking place this weekend in the festive form of Vantastival (Louth) and Rhythm & Roots (Kilkenny). From the international excellence of Alabama Shakes and Charlie Parr to the homegrown brilliance of Trumpets of Jericho and Le Galaxie, the bank holiday weekend is choc-a-block with silly amounts of talent.

Wednesday, May 2nd
- Colin Devaney and more in Róisín Dubh (Galway) (Upstairs)
- Duke Special and Foreign Slippers in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Wicklow)

Thursday, May 3rd
- Paleo, Peter Delaney and Will Stratton in Róisín Dubh (Galway) (Upstairs)
- Duke Special and Foreign Slippers in The Thatch, Rahan (Offaly)


Friday, May 4th
- Vantastival featuring Ham Sandwich, The Henry Girls, The Man Whom and more in Bellurgan Park (Dundalk)
- Duke Special and Foreign Slippers in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival featuring Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and more in various venues (Kilkenny)
- The Kanyu Tree in The Thatch, Rahan (Offaly)
- Bray Jazz festival: Tord Gustavsen Trio in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Wicklow)



Saturday, May 5th
- Vantastival featuring Cathy Davey, Trumpets of Jericho, R.S.A.G. and more in Bellurgan Park (Dundalk)
- The Kanyu Tree in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival featuring Willy Vlautin, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Charlie Parr and more in various venues (Kilkenny)
- Festival of Fires featuring Kíla, Hawkwind, Bressie, Relish and more on the Hill of Uisneach (Co. Westmeath)
- Bray Jazz festival: Mari Kvien Brunvoll in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Wicklow)
- Bray Jazz festival: Susana Baca in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Wicklow)



Sunday, May 6th
- Vantastival featuring God Is An Astronaut, I Draw Slow, Le Galaxie and more in Bellurgan Park (Dundalk)
- Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival featuring Alabama Shakes, Charlie Parr and more in various venues (Kilkenny)
- Bray Jazz festival: Mathias Loibner in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Wicklow)
- Bray Jazz festival: Don Byrons New Gospel Quintet in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Wicklow)


Monday, May 7th
- Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival featuring Danny & The Champions of the World and more in various venues (Kilkenny)


Tuesday, May 8th
- Duke Special in Dolan's (Limerick)
- Wicked Pickin' in The Wicked Chicken (Limerick)

*Yep you've guessed it, I forget lots! Feel free to leave a comment below to add gigs to the guide.

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