Stealing Sheep gigs at the Róisín Dubh, Academy and McHugh’s Basement Bar have all been cancelled. The Owensie gig at The Twisted Pepper on 24th January has been postponed; a new date is yet to be set.
Paloma Faith – Vicar St, Dublin (8:30pm, 21st January) – €28
Ms Faith makes her way down the yellow brick road, ahem, M1 to liven up your Monday night.
Funeral For A Friend – The Limelight 2, Belfast (8pm, 23rd January) / Nerve Centre, Derry (8pm, 24th January) / Cyprus Avenue, Cork (9pm, 25th January) – €14.50/€14.50/€22.90
Y’know, the veteran Welsh emo-metallers without the stench of Jimmy Savile on them.
Hamell on Trial – The Workman’s Club (8pm, 24th January) – €19
The creative mind behind much-loved classics such as ‘I’m Gonna Watch You Sleep’ and ‘Go Fuck Yourself, Choochtown’. Fun for all the family.
The Jim Jones Revue – Whelan’s (8pm, 24th January) – €15
Rollicking garage-rock makes a return to Whelan’s. They could have definitely picked a name that didn’t make them sound like mediocre accountants though.
Eats Everything – The Twisted Pepper (10:30pm, 24th January) – €11.95
You’ve been warned, restaurants of Dublin. House, jungle, techno and everything in between.
The Joy Formidable – The Limelight 2, Belfast (7pm, 25th January) / The Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 26th January) – €14/€15
Indie trio tackle Ireland in support of sophomore effort, Wolf’s Law.
Aslan – The Palace, Navan, Co. Meath (9pm, 25th January) – €14.35
“Something, something, something, something … CRAAAAAAZYYY WOOORRRLD!” Yeah, them.
Showtek – Mandella Hall, Antrim (9pm, 25th January) – €17
Get your fill of Eurotrash techno for the year while also avoiding David Guetta.
Dusky – The Twisted Pepper, Dublin (10:30pm, 25th January) – €11.95
London two-step/garage stylings making their way across the Irish Sea.
Alex Kenji – The Green Room at The Academy, Dublin (11pm, 25th January) – €17.35
Staying in is cheaper.
Daughter (pcitured) – The Button Factory, Dublin (7:30pm, 26th January) – SOLD OUT
The next great 4AD band? Get down to the Button Factory and find out.
Orange Goblin – The Workman’s Club (7:30pm, 26th January) / The Limelight 2, Belfast (8pm, 27th January) – €20/€18
They play loud rock music, grow facial hair twelve months a year and look to be sponsored by Jagermeister. Perfect for the Workman’s, then.
Oneman – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast (10pm, 26th January) – €9
The snow prevented him from getting to Dublin last week, maybe Belfast will fare a bit better.
Nicholas – The Twisted Pepper (10:30pm, 26th January) – €13.95
So good they named him once and left it at that. This makes it exceedingly difficult to Google, however.
Japanese Popstars – Cyprus Avenue, Cork (10:30pm, 26th January) – €15.85
They’re not even big in Japan, nor are they Japanese. Frauds.
Cory Chisel – The Workman’s Club (8pm, 27th January) – €13
Sounds more like a Hollister model than a would-be acoustic troubadour, but whatever.
Matthew E. White – Whelan’s (8pm, 27th January) – €12.50
Downbeat gospel pop all the way from Richmond, Virginia. Not to be missed.