Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club | Cork Opera House, Cork (8pm, 1st July) | €40-45
Bringing quite a large slice of Havana to the Rebel Country.
Twin Forks | Sugar Club, Dublin (8pm, 1st July) | €13
Two forks? Cutlery magnate over here.
Sting | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 1st July) | €76-81
Passenger | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 2nd July) | €18
…quite a lot, it seems.
James Walsh | Workman’s Club, Dublin (8pm, 3rd July) | €15
Former Starsailor man going it alone.
Ke$ha | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 3rd July) | €39.05
Gonna be masso.
The Original Rudeboys | Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin (4:30pm, 4th July) | €17.65
Keep an eye out for our ticket giveaway later on.
Bell X1, Le Galaxie | Live at the Marquee, Cork (8pm, 4th July) | €33.50
Chop Chop hit-makers give Le Galaxie another excuse to avoid the studio.
Kenny Rogers | INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry (8:30pm, 4th and 7th July)/O2, Dublin (8pm, 5th July) | €55.20-65.95/€49.65-59.50
After Glastonbury comes Dublin and Killarney for country’s best Santa lookalike.
Boomtown Rats | Live at the Marquee, Cork (6:30pm, 5th July) | €35-45
Swords | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 5th July) | €10
Launching albums and takin’ names for the electro-pop trio.
Come On Live Long | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 6th July) | €10
Come On Live Long very much favour You Oughta Look Out interpretation of YOLO.
S.I.L. | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 6th July) | €5
Acronyms add a sense of mystery and official-ness.
John Blek & the Rats | Townhouse, Galway (9pm, 6th July) | €8.80
The folky troubadour and dem Rats continue to tour their debut album.
Ben Klock | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 6th July) | €12-15
I’m sure he gets plenty of Big Ben jokes. Or maybe not, maybe he meets humorous people instead.
Kidnap Kid | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 6th July) | €7
It’s the guy’s stage name not his to-do list.
The New Mendicants | Whelan’s, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th July) | €14
Oh bot, the NEW Medicants. So much better than the old, crusty ones.
The Pharcyde | Sugar Club, Dublin (7:30pm, 7th July) | €22
Former Dilla collaborators and 90s hip-hop survivors head to Leeson St.
Azari & III | Button Factory, Dublin (11pm, 7th July) | €12
Canadian house revivalists bring a bit of decadence to the end of the gigging week.
10 Days in Dublin | various venues, Dublin | 4th-13th July
Includes Trinity Orchestra doing Queen and Michael at Vicar St, Turning Down Sex‘s Mutant Debs at Block T and the Young Folk at the Workman’s (Saturday, Workman’s Club). The musical programme can be found here.