Hozier | Unitarian Church, Dublin (7:30pm, 10th September) | €12.50
Launching the Take Me to Church EP in a suitable environment.
Wheatus | Village, Dublin (8pm, 10th September) | €17.50
The ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ video is so very 2000: Bucket hats! Jason Biggs not edging!
Leonard Cohen | O2, Dublin (8pm, 11-12th September) | €88.50-110
The ever-classy Canadian veteran with a voice like rich oak and cigars.
Neon Neon | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 12th September) | €16.30
Gruff Rhys continues his detour into 80s nostalgia.
The Staves | Róisín Dubh, Galway (8pm, 9th September)/Pepper Canister Church, Dublin (8pm, 12th September) | €15/€20
I’m Your Vinyl, Saint Yorda | Whelan’s, Dublin (11:30pm, 12th September) | FREE before 10:30pm
This week Saint Yorda take the trip north to play at Zebra, which is worth a look as usual.
Come On Live Long | Bourke’s Limerick (8:30pm, 12th September)/Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 13th September) | €6.30
The Everything Fall group head to Munster.
Dub Phizix | Twisted Pepper, Dublin (11pm, 13th September) | €13.95
Ah, you know, dub and the like.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 14th-15th September) | €36
“But shit, it was €36!” said nobody ever.
Billy Ocean | Vicar St (8:30pm, 14th September) | €42
Yesteryear’s R&B/pop superstar.
Fuck Buttons, Forrests | Button Factory, Dublin (9:30pm, 14th September) | €22.50
A smaller venue than appropriate for the Slow Focus duo even if the names would suggest otherwise.
The Black Angels | Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 15th September) | €17
Texan psych-rock to close out the week.
Dublin Fringe Festival | Various venues, Dublin (until 22nd September)
A lot to see but Le Galaxie in 3D stands out.