by / June 19th, 2008 /

Showtime June 19-26

Melt Banana

Melt Banana are literally banan…. We’ll get our coat.

Eric Clapton – June 20 – Live at the Marquee, Cork; June 21 – Malahide Castle, Dublin
Blues rock legend Eric Clapton comes to Ireland this week. Playing gigs in both Cork and Dublin, Clapton is likely to play tracks made famous throughout his career, from ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ to ‘Mr. Johnson’.

Melt Banana – June 20 – Crawdaddy
Notorious for their incredible live performances and one-and-a-half-minute songs, Japanese hardcore outfit, Melt Banana return to Ireland this Friday to play an early show at Dublin’s Crawdaddy. Melt Banana’s new album, Bambi’s Dilemma, is out now.

Liars – June 21 -Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin
Fresh from supporting Radiohead on their US tour, Liars play ALT* this coming Saturday to promote their fourth full length album. The self-titled album was recorded in Berlin and LA and mixed in London by Erasure and Depeche Mode producer Gareth Jones.

Ugly Megan – June 21-Upstairs @ Whelans, Dublin
Ugly Megan bring their unique sound and interesting covers to Whelans.

Linkin Park with Special Guests Queens of the Stone Age -June 22- RDS, Dublin
Fans of Linkin Park can look forward to tracks from their three albums Minutes to Midnight, Meteora and Hybrid Theory. All the adults in the crowd will probably be there to see special guests, Queens of the Stone Age, not the pseudo-angst ridden Linkin Park, who, loike, totally suck.

Lou Reed- June 23 – Festival Marquee, Cork
Former Velvet Underground front-man, Lou Reed, plays the People’s Republic as part of the Live at the Marquee festival. Reed will be joined by the London Children’s Choir, and full string and horn sections.

Horace Andy & Johnny Clark – June 24 – Tripod, Dublin
Iconic reggae producer and vocalist, Horace Andy, is known for his falsetto vocals and hit songs such as ‘Government Land’, ‘You Are My Angel’ and his cover of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’. He is also known for his work with Massive Attack.
Joining him on the bill is Johnny Clarke, the Jamaican reggae artist, in his first ever Irish show.

The Guggenheim Grotto – June 26 – Electric Avenue Waterford
Folk pop band, The Guggenheim Grotto, head to Waterford. Recently, their song -Told You So’ was featured on hit ABC TV series Men In Trees.

Kylie Minogue – June 26, 27 & 29 – Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Pop princess Kylie promises a spectacular show in Belfast’s Odyssey’s Arena for three dates this month.
Read Simon Roche’s review of her show in Copenhagen earlier this month to get a taste of what’s to come.