Capital Capers and Elsewhere Escapades May 9th-May 15th

Camden Crawl Dublin

It is most certainly all about Camden Crawl Dublin this weekend as dozens of venues host hundreds of national and international bands looking to impress over the coming weekend. We Are Scientists, Jape, Mystery Jets are just three of the vast talent on show in what is the inaugural edition of its sister/mother counterpart across the pond. Check back later in the week for a venue by venue breakdown.

Before all those shenanigans shake up the capital there is quite a tasty gig guide to get through with soulful soloist Lianne La Havas in The Academy, Athens electro duo Keep Shelly in Athens heading a strong cast in Whelan's, Swedish scribe Loney, Dear in The Grand Social not to mention that auld lad in The O2 all later this evening.

The Odessa Club sessions continue on Thursday with Large Mound and tradsters of the moment The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock the night before English experimental multi-instrumentalist Alexander Tucker and guitar virtuoso James Blackshaw's deadly double-header on Friday in Stephen's Green's Unitarian Church. That one is certainly not to be missed.

An incredible pairing on Saturday night sees frequent visitor Sam Amidon in Vicar Street as support for Martin Hayes' gathering of superfriends aka The Gloaming on the same night Southenders The Horrors rock The Academy.

A quiet start to next week is interrupted by Shaun Ryder and his fellow cohorts as Happy Mondays attempt to ransack the Olympia on both Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 9th
- Lianne La Havas in The Academy

- Elvis Costello & The Imposters in The O2
- Loney Dear and Gabriel & The Hounds in The Grand Social
- Peter Mulvey in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Keep Shelly in Athens, Ginnels and White Collar Boy in Whelan's

Thursday, May 10th
- Eazy Tyger in Tower Records (6pm)
- Therapy? in Vicar Street
- The Cold 100, The Get Up and Greg Clifford in Whelan's
- The Fresh Kills in Whelan's
- Large Mound and Spook of the Thirteenth Lock Odessa Club

Friday, May 11th
- VerseChorusVerse in Tower Records (1pm)
- Jape in The Village
- Buzzcocks in The Academy

- An Evening of Improvised Performance in The Joinery
- The Zealots in Whelan's (Midnight)
- Camden Crawl Dublin in various venues
- Alexander Tucker and James Blackshaw in Unitarian Church (Stephen's Green)

Saturday, May 12th
- Camden Crawl Dublin in various venues
- The Horrors in The Academy
- It Was All A Bit Black & White and Nanu Nanu in Whelan's (Midnight)
- The Gloaming and Sam Amidon in Vicar Street

Sunday, May 13th
- Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands and Catscars in Whelan's

Monday, May 14th
- Happy Mondays in the Olympia Theatre

Tuesday, May 15th
- Ruby Sessions in Doyle's
- Happy Mondays in the Olympia Theatre

Elsewhere around the country

Mick Flannery
Unsurprisingly everywhere else is extremely quiet after a long long long bank holiday weekend.

Wednesday, May 9th

Thursday, May 10th
- Duke Special and Foreign Slippers in Wexford Arts Centre (Wexford)
- It’s All A Bit Black & White in The Blind Pig (Limerick)
- Time Is A Thief in Dolan's (Limerick) (Upstairs)
- Jape in Bourke's Bar (Limerick)

Friday, May 11th
- The Riptide Movement in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- It’s All A Bit Black & White in Citóg, Cellar Bar, Galway
- The Henry Girls, David Hope & The Henchmen and Miss Paula Flynn in The Model (Sligo)

Saturday, May 12th
- Mick Flannery in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- You Slut! and Alright, The Captain in Ormston House (Limerick)
- Pavlov's Dogs in Dolan's (Limerick) (Upstairs)

Sunday, May 13th
- Mick Flannery in Róisín Dubh (Galway)

Tuesday, May 15th
- Candlelight Sessions featuring Audrey Ryan in The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)

*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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