You know we’re big fans of “the Shank” around these parts. Lar, Mick and Vinny have played some of the best gigs I’ve been at in the last year and a bit and their album This is the album of a band called Adebisi Shank is now finally upon us. Recorded in Baltimore with J. Robbins during the summer, it has 8 songs and is only 23 minutes long. This band are so good that some guy from Missouri got a tattoo in their honour (Is it real?). This is how to play furious, frantic and despicably good instrumental rock music with technical skill without showing off. I hear they went down a storm on their recent Japanese tour.
The Dublin launch gig is this Friday (tomorrow, the 26th) in the New Boom Boom Room (Frasers, 34 Upper O’Connell St) with Kidd Blunt and Realistic Train at 8pm It’s €10 in with a free album (flyer). If you can’t make it, the album is available on the Richter Collective website.
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Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.