by / July 27th, 2011 /

Gig news roundup: Stephen Malkmus, Skrillex, Twin Sister, Sam Amidon, Ed Sheeran…

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play Button Factory on Wednesday November 9th. Tickets on sale this Friday at a cost of €20 plus fees. The former Pavement singer has a new album produced by Beck, Mirror Traffic out later this month. There is currently a competition running at http://whatdoesthesenatorwant.com/ where you can help decide which word should replace the.. well. guess which word radio stations have a problem with – ““I know what the senator wants – what the senator wants is a blowjob.” The winner gets their choice recorded onto a 7” vinyl.

As part of a larger European tour, dubstep producer Skrillex (pictured) hits Dublin’s Academy on December 2nd and Belfast’s Mandela Hall on December 3rd. Tickets on sale Friday €25 & Belfast price is £18 plus fees.

Sam Amidon is back in Ireland yet again for his I See The Sign AV show in The Sugar Club, Dublin on Saturday September 17th. Tickets on sale Friday July 29th, 9am, priced €16.50 plus fees from www.tickets.ie, www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets.

NYC dream pop band Twin Sister play The Grand Social on Sat November 12th. Tickets are now on sale priced at €14.50 plus fees from www.tickets.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Billed as a LIR benefit concert, Saturday September 24th will see David Gray, Lir and Pugwash take to Vicar Street on Saturday the 24th of September. Tickets are €26 on sale this Friday at 9am! The benefit part is in order to pay legal fees incurred from a court action taken against the band by a former manager.

u:mack are putting on The Redneck Manifesto show in Button Factory on Thursday August 25th. Tickets are €10 from www.tickets.ie/umack.

Ed Sheeran has lined up two Irish dates in November. Vicar Street – Dublin Friday 4th November (tickets €17.50) and Mandela Hall, Belfast on Mandela Hall, Belfast – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 (tickets are £10). Seems an unfair price difference there.