Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Capital Capers and Elsewhere Escapades (June 27th-July 3rd))

We Are Losers - Twisted Pepper, June 27th

Twisted Pepper-based record store Elastic Witch are responsible for yet another super billing this week with indie-poppers We Are Losers and Runaround Kids both set for a visit to the TP complex on Middle Abbey Street. The two are currently bracing themselves for a mini-tour of Ireland with tonight's show the first headliner from We Are Losers in quite a while. Axis Of and Gascan Ruckus are upstairs in Whelan's tonight too so quite a nice selection on hand for a rainy Wednesday.

Other shenanigans afoot this week include party-starters the Hot 8 Brass Band in The Sugar Club (Thursday), Gavin Redmond's Twin Terrace upstairs Whelan's (Friday), ex-Prayer Boat leader himself Emmet Tinley in the same venue on the following night (Saturday) while it's back to the Twisted Pepper that same night Glimmermen.

Football makes Sunday a ghost-town live music wise and just a reminder for the broken hearted out there that Mastodon will not be anywhere near The Academy or Ireland in general due to their cancellation of Tuesday's appearance. Why not pop into Doyle's for The Ruby Sessions and see what's what.



Wednesday, June 27th
- Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys in Whelan's
- Axis Of, Ginola and Gascan Ruckus in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Elastic Witch presentsWe Are Losers and Runaround Kids in Twisted Pepper



Thursday, June 28th
- Bressie in The Academy
- Luka Bloom in the Button Factory
- Pearse McLoughlin in The Grand Social
- Suzanne Walsh This Time Tomorrow I Sang in The Joinery
- The Yips and Color//Sound in the Odessa Club
- Valentine Black, Kevin Casey and more in Whelan's
- Diana Jones in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Hot 8 Brass Band in The Sugar Club



Friday, June 29th
- Phantom Live: General Fiasco in The Academy 2
- Prairie Dogs (album launch) in The Grand Social
- Suzanne Walsh This Time Tomorrow I Sang in The Joinery
- The Muggins, Gareth Walsh and Note Road in Twisted Pepper
- Mark Geary in The Workman's Club
- Ingrid Michaelson in Whelan's
- Twin Terrace and Seeping Into Cinemas in Whelan's (Upstairs)



Saturday, June 30th
- Shark Bait in The Grand Social
- Suzanne Walsh This Time Tomorrow I Sang in The Joinery
- Glimmermen, The Dinah Band and more in Twisted Pepper
- Crows, Evil Sons and Princess in Twisted Pepper
- Emmet Tinley in Whelan's (Upstairs)



Sunday, July 1st
(nothing - EURO 2012 final is on)


Monday, July 2nd
- Christy Moore in the Button Factory
- I See Hawks in LA in Whelan's (Upstairs)



Tuesday, July 3rd
- Mastodon in The Academy CANCELLED
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd in the Button Factory
- Ruby Sessions in Doyle's
- Kate Nash in Whelan's
- Derek Ellard, The Ourz and more in Whelan's (Upstairs)


Around the Country


It's the wet and windy northwest versus the sunny (relatively speaking) south-east outside of Ireland's two main cities; Donegal's Sea Sessions returns for another year with a bill headed by British big-hitters Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs and plenty more besides whilst it's a maiden voyage for Wexford's one day Heritage Music & Arts get together whose line-up remains more in line with her roots with Mick Flannery, Cathy Davey and more set to soundcheck at stages that are at least hundreds of years old as historical sites play host to a feast of musical visitors.

Before that though I strongly recommend Galway's Citóg tomorrow night (Thursday) who will provide a platform for the excellent Yawning Chasm's latest EP Butterfly and Crab, the second instalment of four scheduled for 2012.


Wednesday, June 27th
- The Midnight Union Band in Ryan's (Kilkenny)



Thursday, June 28th
- Yawning Chasm (EP launch), Brigid Power Ryce and Raising Sparks in Citóg Galway
- This Club in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- We Are Losers and Runaround Kids in Bourke's Bar (Limerick)



Friday, June 29th
- We Are Losers and Runaround Kids in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Foxglove in McCarthy's Bar, Dingle (Kerry)
- Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill in The Dock (Leitrim)
- Axis Of and Gascan Ruckus in Dolan's (Limerick) (Upstairs)
- Bump: Opening party in Dolan's (Limerick)
- Sea Sessions featuring Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, The Coronas and more in Bundoran (Donegal)



Saturday, June 30th
- Sea Sessions featuring Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, The Coronas and more in Bundoran (Donegal)
- Swords in McCarthy's Bar, Dingle (Kerry)
- Bump: Day 2 in Dolan's (Limerick)
- Heritage Music & Arts Day featuring Mick Flannery, Duke Special, Cathy Davey, Declan O'Rourke and more in National Heritage Park (Wexford)



Sunday, July 1st
- Sea Sessions featuring Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, The Coronas and more in Bundoran (Donegal)
- Drew De Four in The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)



Monday, July 2nd
- Kate Nash in Dolan's (Limerick)


Tuesday, July 3rd
- David Kitt plays Small Moment in Town Hall Theatre (Galway)
- Le Galaxie in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Los Paddys de las Pampas in The Wicked Chicken (Limerick)
- Open Mic in The Blind Pig (Limerick)
- Candlelight Sessions 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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