Capital Capers and Elsewhere Escapades (June 20th-June 26th)

Little Green Cars - Whelan's, Sunday
Fresh from disarming all souls inside that little cramped tent at Forbidden Fruit earlier this month, Dublin's Little Green Cars return to a more snuggly Whelan's as part of  the Sounds of Summer mini-festival taking place all this weekend. Click here to read last year's G-Man interview with Little Green Cars.

Thanks to Elastic Witch, the Twisted Pepper houses the colossus that is No Spill Blood on Saturday night. Made up of (former in some cases) members of Adebsi Shank, Hooray For Humans and Crayonsmith NSB are a bit of a supergroup with their heady talents on show last March as they took to the Triskel. I seriously could not recommend to see them more. The BBC agree - click here to see why. Britpop survivors Gomez then kick off the new week with an appearance in The Academy. Always a soft spot for Gomez yup...

Wednesday, June 20th
- Rockumentary presents It Might Get Loud Odessa Club (Film)
- Raffiki, Ryder and No More in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Sacred Reich in Whelan's (7pm)

Thursday, June 21st
- The Ting Tings in The Academy CANCELLED
- Drum Kitchen in The Grand Social
- Live at Leopardstown with The Walls and The Frank & Walters at Leopardstown Racecourse
- Last Days of 1984 in Pygmalion
- Rossport Solidarity Camp Fundraiser with Ras Tinny, Bibi Ewa and more in Sweeney's Bar
- Sounds of Summer: Cashier No. 9 in Whelan's (8pm)
- Reverend Deadeye in Whelan's (Front Bar)

Friday, June 22nd
- Relish in The Academy
- Phantom Live: Bipolar Empire in The Academy 2
- Sounds of Summer: The Riptide Movement, Pugwash and The Shoos in Whelan's (8pm)
- The Spook of The Thirteenth Lock in Whelan's

Saturday, June 23rd
- Hank Williams III in the Button Factory
- No Spill Blood in Twisted Pepper
- Sounds of Summer: Raglans and Hot Sprockets in The Village (7.30pm)
- Sounds of Summer: Cathy Davey in Whelan's (8pm) CANCELLED
- Sounds of Summer: The Notas, Big September and The Yips in Whelan's
- Sounds of Summer: Dott, Tell No Foxx and Redwoods in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- S.C.U.M. and Sweet Jane in The Workman's Club

Sunday, June 24th
- Sounds of Summer: Little Green Cars in Whelan's (8pm)

Monday, June 25th
- The Ennis Brothers and Ennis MacAuley in The Grand Social
- Gomez in The Academy
- Juliet Turner and more in Whelan's

Tuesday, June 26th
- Ruby Sessions in Doyle's

Body & Soul - All weekend in Westmeath

The "new Electric Picnic" returns to Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath this weekend as St. Vincent, M83, Spiritualized and a string of other super bands primp and prep for Body & Soul. Quite a lot happening elsewhere with Skyfest taking over Wexford's The Sky & The Ground (Wexford) and the Westport Festival in Mayo. Not forgetting the Freezer Room Sessions in the Róisín Dubh (Galway) on Thursday night which featurse Jape and the Irish indie pop perfection of Dott.

Wednesday, June 20th
- Yngve & The Innocent in Chocolate (Wexford)

Thursday, June 21st
- Freezer Sessions featuring Jape, Dott and more in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Swords in Róisín Dubh (Galway) (Upstairs)
- Yngve & The Innocent in John Daly's, Mullingar (Westmeath)

Friday, June 22nd
- Ray Davies in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Siomha Brock in McCarthy's Bar, Dingle (Kerry)
- Declan O'Rourke in Riverbank Arts Theatre (Kildare)
- Yngve & The Innocent in Ryan's (Kilkenny)
- Aslan in Dolan's (Limerick)
- Skyfest featuring Reverend Deadeye in The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)

Saturday, June 23rd
- Andy Irvine in The Model (Sligo)
- Westport Music Festival featuring Ray Davies, The Waterboys, Beth Orton and more in Westport (Co. Mayo)
- Body & Soul featuring M83, Villagers, St. Vincent, Little Dragon, Gold Panda and more in Ballinlough Castle (Co. Westmeath)
- Skyfest featuring Alan & The Accident in The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)

Sunday, June 24th
- Westport Music Festival featuring Macy Gray, The Chieftains, Imelda May and more in Westport (Co. Mayo)
- Body & Soul featuring M83, Villagers, St. Vincent, Little Dragon, Gold Panda and more in Ballinlough Castle (Co. Westmeath)
- Skyfest featuring Morgan O'Kane & Band in The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)

Monday, June 25th

Tuesday, June 26th
- Katell Keineg in McCarthy's Bar, Dingle (Kerry)

*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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