by / May 22nd, 2008 /

Showtime May 22 – 29

Public Enemy

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – RDS, Dublin – May 22nd / 23rd
Live acts to see before you die etc etc. If you don’t have a ticket avoid Ballsbridge like the plague. If you have a spare give us a ring.

Evan Dando – The Village, Dublin – May 22nd
He didn’t have it, he had it, he blew it and now we’re reminiscing about when he had it – the Dando show rolls on.

Gemma Hayes – De Barra’s, Cork – May 23rd; Whelan’s, Dublin – May 25th; Spirit Store, Dundalk – May 27th

Intimate acoustic dates for the current State cover star.

N’faly Kouyaté & Dunyakan – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork – May 23rd
Best know for his work with Afro-Celt Soundsystem, kora player and griot storyteller Kouyaté appears with his own band as part of the Africa Day Celebrations.

Nouveaunoise – Boom Boom Room, Dublin – May 23rd
The inaugaural State mixers warm up Parnell Street with beats and electronics.

Ghislain Poirier, PCP, DJ Halfdutch – Downstairs in Traffic – May 23rd

Montreal’s finest bass and beats DJ gets the party started alongside another State mix contributor DJ Halfdutch.

The Flaws – Grill Niteclub, Donegal – May 23rd; Radio City, Dublin – May 24th

With a summer of activity (including Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza) ahead of them. The Flaws ease themselves back into the gigging thing.

Cancer Bats – Spring & Airbrake, Belfast May 24th / The Hub, Dublin – May 25th

Canadian hardcore punks make their Irish debut.

Ham Sandwich – The Village, Dublin – May 24th

Launch gig for new single ‘Never Talk’. But will they be able to top the confetti?

Boyzone – Odyssey, Belfast – May 25th / 26th / Westlife – Odyssey, Belfast – May 27th
From the fathers to the sons indeed, it’ll be a busy few days for the Belfast pop community (ageing division).

Public Enemy – Tripod, Dublin – May 25th
Highlight of the Soundtrack 08 Festival, PE bring the ‘Nation Of Millions’ album to town with Cadence Weapon in tow.

The Blizzards – Whelans, Dublin – May 26th
Mullingar’s favourite pop group emerge blinking from the studio to say hello.

The Rascals – Limelight, Belfast – May 28th / Whelans, Dublin – May 29th

The other one out of the Last Shadow Puppets deflects attention to his day job. The much fancied New Amusements support in Dublin.