WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH
Theo Katzman & Four Fine Gentlemen (8pm, €17.50)
Vulfpeck’s guitarist/singing drummer goes it alone for his rock’n’roll project, touring 2017 album ‘Heartbreak Hits’.
THURSDAY APRIL 5TH
Federico Albanese (7.30pm, €21)
Italian pianist and ambient composer Federico Albanese tours his new album around Europe, bringing him to the Triskel.
Cider Wasps @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
Dungarvan alt-rockers put another stamp on their People’s Republic of Cork passport, with yet another excursion to the red room on Parliament Street. Support from Columbia and TWOS.
John Spillane @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €10)
Cork’s singing documentarian continues his DeBarra’s residency, playing the first Thursday of every month.
The Sleepwalkers @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €8)
Cork supergroup of alternative/trad musicians turn their focus to country, jazz and swing. Cian Heffernan, Clare Sands, David Murphy, Declan O’Shea and Kevin O’Shea take on the standards.
FRIDAY APRIL 6TH
Graham Hopkins’ Drum Hang @ Connolly’s of Leap (7pm, €15)
My Little Funhouse/Therapy?/Glen Hansard sticksmith’s series of Drum Hang events continues under the hammers, with a session with Katy Perry session drummer Adam Marcello.
Little Hours @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €20)
Donegal’s Little Hours keep things cooking with the release of their new single for “Later On”, taken from number-one EP “Too Much Patience”.
Karine Polwart Trio @ Triskel Christchurch (8pm, €23)
Karine Polwart plays the Triskel after the successful run of her critically-acclaimed one-woman theatre show, Wind Resistance, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2017.
Cua @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8.30pm, pass-the-hat)
John Davidson, Shane Booth & Ros O’Meara play songs from their new album at Levis’.
Lovely Lady Music @ The Friary (9pm, free)
A new monthly night for female singer-songwriters. Ailbhe Crowley, Cara Kursh, Rosi Lalor and Ruth McMahon lead off the first instalment.
Niall Thomas @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €10)
Marking his second solo album, Dublin singer-songwriter Niall Thomas launches ‘Night Sky Blue’ on at DeBarra’s, following on from 2013 debut ‘Breathe Easy’.
Techno Fridays @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €6)
Jamie Behan and residents return to the Caroline Street venue for a lash of local beats.
SATURDAY APRIL 7TH
Wyvern Lingo @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €20)
Bray’s finest reprise their chart-topping victory tour after the onslaught of the snow a few weeks back, with a show at St. Luke’s cathedral.
Seán MacErlaine @ Triskel Christchurch (8pm, €16)
April 2018 sees the release of Seán Mac Erlaine’s third album on the Ergodos label. Following the critical acclaim of his first two solo records, Seán is working with some of the leading lights in contemporary music, broadening his soundworld and embracing a collaborative approach.
Que’Lo Que @ Dali & Gala (8pm, €20)
The Dominica Red Cross team are fundraising for their campaign to help rebuild the hurricane-ravaged West Indian island. Gwada Mike, Darren Li and others on the decks. BYO gig in the quayside arts hub.
State Lights @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8.30pm, pass-the-hat)
Dublin stadium-pop aspirants scale down for an Over-the-Counter gig at Levis’.
The Alkove @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
Cork indie-rockers launch new single ‘Take it All’ alongside The Burma and Black Violets, as part of the venue’s new Rebel Rock Sessions slot.
The Pow Wow Club @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €7)
Pillow Queens and Yenkee lead off on The Pow Wow Club’s launch at Cyprus Avenue, plus DJ sets from Lisa Oh and Aisooooo.
SUNDAY APRIL 8TH
Shiori Okawa @ The Kino (2pm, free)
The all-ages venue’s Sunday Sessions continue with a gig from Japanese vocalist/keyboardist Shiori Okawa, off the back of her appearance of the venue’s recent Japanese night.