Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Capital Capers and Elsewhere Escapades (July 4th-July 10th)


The third and final instalment of the now legendary Popical Island compilation will join us this Saturday with one hell of a shindig planned for the launch. From 2pm the super talented likes of Tieranniesaur, Land Lovers, Patrick Kelleher and more will invade Whelan's on Wexford Street for the party to end all parties. The super fantastically smashing Little xs for eyes - who are on champagne bottle-smashing duties further south later this month as part of the inaugural The G-Man Presents... Roundy showcase (see here for more) - are special guests on the night so definitely not one to miss. Side A of the Popical collection is streaming away via this link (go on - click it!)

Later this evening, Music Maker welcome instrumental jazz monster Rudder - all the way from New York - to the same venue (Whelan's) before the various Phoenix Park events kick off tomorrow (Thursday) with The Stone Roses, Florence & The Machine and more all set for a big pop-party in the park. That same day also marks the beginning of urban arts festival 10 Days in Dublin's heavily-populated programme which includes a bundle of great music events. See the full programme over on the official website here.

In what is another busy week ahead on the gig front highlights also include electro vixen Gretta Gunn The Grand Social, the unstoppable rollercoaster ride that will be No Spill Blood and LaFaro Whelan's (both Thursday), a Saturday night Project Arts Centre gig that is definitely worth a punt and the fascinating combination of Nite Jewel and Katie Kim in The Grand Social (Tuesday).

Oh and Low. Go.




Wednesday, July 4th
- Mastodon in The Academy CANCELLED
- Kaleidoscope: A Night of Music in the Odessa Club
- Jason Ringenberg in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Musicmaker presents: Rudder in Whelan's




Thursday, July 5th
- Forward/Slash with Zoe Wolfe in The Bernard Shaw
- Gretta Gunn in The Grand Social


- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Robotnik and The Chatham Saxophone Quartet in Twisted Pepper
- LaFaro and No Spill Blood in Whelan's
- Before Machines in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- 10 Days In Dublin presents: Bouts in The Workman's Club
- Live at Leopardstown with Kíla and Raglans at Leopardstown Racecourse
- The Stone Roses in The Phoenix Park




Friday, July 6th
- Phantom Live: Funeral Suits in The Academy
- Tower Instore: The North Sea in Tower Records (1pm)
- Liz Is Evil in The Grand Social
- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Matt Halpin Trio and Lorcan McGrane in Twisted Pepper
- The Flaws and Heritage Centre in Whelan's
- Storyfold in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- The Cold 100 in Whelan's (Midnight)
- 10 Days In Dublin presents: Patrice in The Workman's Club (7.30pm)
- 10 Days In Dublin presents: Peter Doran Band in The Workman's Club (9.30pm)
- 10 Days in Dublin: Little Xs For Eyes, Come On Live Long and Twin Headed Wolf in Wall and Keogh



Saturday, July 7th
- Jerry Dammers (The Specials - DJ set) in the Button Factory
- Orphan Code in The Grand Social
- Noisy Plug Sessions with The Radioactive Grandma and Greg Clifford in The Mercantile
- Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah, Calvin Harris and more in The Phoenix Park
- Patrick Kelleher, Girls Names and I (Heart) The Monster Hero in Project Arts Centre


- Spraoi fundraiser with Melodica Deathship and Minnows in Seomra Spraoi
- The North Sea (EP launch) and Ghost Estates in Supfast Building (off Capel Street) (BYOB event)
- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Spilly Walker and Lorcan McGrane in Twisted Pepper
- Elevens in Whelan's
- Popical Saturday with Little xs for Eyes, Yeh Deadlies and more in Whelan's (2pm-late, upstairs)



Sunday, July 8th
- Snow Patrol (DJ set) in The Academy
- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Trinity Orchestra performing Dark Side of The Moon in Christ Church
- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Slow Skies, Danny Forde and Hozier in Twisted Pepper
- Snow Patrol and Florence & The Machince in The Phoenix Park



Monday, July 9th
- Christy Moore in the Button Factory
- Roxette in The O2
- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Lisa Cuthbert in Twisted Pepper
- 10 Days In Dublin presents: Morning Hush in The Workman's Club (9pm)
- Dawes in The Academy 2




Tuesday, July 10th
- Low and Halves in Button Factory Venue change due to Explosions in The Sky cancellation


- Far East Movement in The Academy
- Ruby Sessions in Doyle's
- 10 Days in Dublin presents: Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands in Twisted Pepper
- Fusion Family in Whelan's
- Siomha Brock The Choir Invisible and If Memory Serves in Whelan's (Upstairs)
- Nite Jewel and Katie Kim in The Grand Social



Around the Country

Pine Hill Haints in Wexford, 5th July

The swirling dustcloud of honky-tonk excellence that is Alabama's Pine Hill Haints descends upon Wexford's Sky & The Ground tomorrow night (Thursday). Be there or... There is no OR!



Wednesday, July 4th
- The Hot 8 Brass Band in Róisín Dubh (Galway)




Thursday, July 5th
- Hot 8 Brass Band in Dolan's (Limerick)
- Pine Hill Haints in The Sky & The Ground (Wexford)
- The Red Chair in Bean 'n' Berry Cafe (Wexford)




Friday, July 6th
- Los Paddys de las Pampas in O'Connor's, Doolin (Clare)
- Arnocorps in Róisín Dubh (Galway)
- Citóg presents: Ka Test, The Curtain Thieves and Prospect Avenue in The Cellar Bar (Galway)
- Trinity Orchestra performs Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon in Live at the Big Top (Limerick)
- Bellybang festival launch w/ Responsible Looking Freaks, Waygone Wolves and Soul Remedy in The Piper Inn, Clonmel (Tipperary)
- David Kitt plays Small Moment in Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda (Louth)




Saturday, July 7th
- Elly O'Keefe in INEC, Killarney (Kerry)
- The Live Last Waltz Tribute in Dolan's (Limerick)
- Trinity Orchestra performs Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar (Mayo)
- Stillpoint, Fat Baby Panda and Rabbits Love Liquorice in The Piper Inn, Clonmel (Tipperary)
- Bray Summer Festival featuring Luan Parle, Ryan Sheridan and more at The Bandstand, Bray (Wicklow)
- Gascan Ruckus and more in Róisín Dubh (Galway)



Sunday, July 8th
- Earagail Arts Festival: O Emperor in Voodoo Greenroom, Letterkenny (Donegal)
- Trinity Orchestra performs Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon in INEC, Killarney (Kerry)


Monday, July 9th
(Nada)


Tuesday, July 10th
- Candlelight Sessions with Songs For Iris 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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