The National Gallery of Ireland has undergone an extensive renovation over the last six years as outlined in the Irish Times, and can be seen via Totally Dublin and The Thin Air and the video below.
The first major exhibition to take place in the gallery is an exhibition of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer entitled Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry and opens Saturday.
I’m DJing at the launch tomorrow of the exhibition in the Gallery and the organisers asked me in the spirit of inspiration to reflect in a playlist and the music played some modern Dutch artists. So here’s a playlist of my favourite Dutch music of an electronic persuasion including Fatima Yamaha, Tom Trago, Young Marco, Kraak & Smaak, David Douglas, Palmbomen, Martyn, Weval, Steffi, Doctr, Laserdance, Legowelt and brand new selections Parc, CUT_ and Klangstof.
For advance ticket booking for the upcoming exhibition, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry at The National Gallery of Ireland, go to Nationalgallery.ie. Entry to the permanent collection is free.
Dublin’s newest venue The Bowery in Rathmines opened its doors this weekend (it’s a lovely spot), and Badly Drawn Boy is the first of the new announcements with his first Dublin show in 10 years. The date is Sunday 18 December and tickets for the show priced from €22.90 plus booking free are on sale Friday 21 October available from Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.ie and the venue website.
A new indie club SOMA hits Whelan’s from next Thursday night and features live sets from Thumper, WOLFF and a DJ set from residents Otherkin. It’s free in.
Kilkenny’s multi-instrumentalist R.S.A.G. has lined up a post-Christmas show at The Sound House (in The Wiley Fox) on Eden Quay on December 28th. Support on the night is fellow Kilkenny man The Kilo 1977. Early bird tickets go on sale this Friday (€10) at 10am. General (€15). Doors 11pm ’til 3am.
Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) + Rostam (Vampire Weekend) recently made an album together and now Leithauser will be touring it with a group that includesStephen Patterson (Drums), and Gregory Roberts (Bass) with occasionally, Rostam. His tour hits The Workman’s Club, Dublin on 12 March 2017. Tickets priced €22 + fees on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.
Weekend ticket for all shows are available for €36 and physical tickets available shortly from Plugd Records, Tobin Street.
As part of the Bram Stoker Festival next week, A Breaking Tunes Music trail featuring bands like Participant, Cult Called Man, Basciville, New Pope, Exploding Eyes and more are playing in cafés and shops across town over two days.
The Bernard Shaw is hosting its Tinder Party again next Saturday Feb 13th. Love Me Tinder is a free event where everyone will be on their phones, pretending not to look at someone across the smoking area, self-consciously dancing to the DJs (Hannah & Craig from District Magazine) because their crush is watching and trying not to eat pizza like a boar in front of said crush. There is also a “Shiftin’ corner”.
After Call Super last week, Out to Lunch next’s Tengu event to be announced is a two-room double header with Young Marco + Intergalactic Gary on March 16th. I’d go to hear ‘Love in Bahia’ alone.
Townloads Carnival is a festival happening in Macroom in Cork on 8-10 July this year and features Jerry Fish, Damien Dempsey, natty & The Rebelship, Daithí, Saint Sister, The Eskies, Altered Hours, Talos, The Cujo Family and more.
How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 1pm latest for weekend gigs.
Tuesday June 2
Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6) [Acoustic club] Siomha Brock Music / State Lights / Paul Sheridan / Sophie Coyle
Dublin Songs and Stories @ The Sugar Club (€10) [Fundraiser for Pieta House] Featuring Maser // Jim Fitzpatrick // Una Mullally // Pete Holidai // Aidan Kelly // Garry O Neill // Costello // Lewis Kenny
SUMMER RISING: The Summer Party @ IMMA (€15) [food, art & music] Music curated by Peter Maybury (Thread Pulls) & Dennis McNulty includes Rainfear, Das DJ, Press Charges (Sunken Foal), Simon Conway, Ellll and Andrew Fogarty.
Nightflight @ The Grand Social (Free, 11pm) [Club] Andrew Kearney and Louche.