, Gig news: Hamilton Leithauser, Badly Drawn Boy, Kristin Hersh, Soma, Young Marco, R.S.A.G. & more

Also announced this week:



Former Throwing Muses’ musician Kristin Hersh is to play a solo Irish tour that goes to Spirit Store, Dundalk on November 1st, to Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin on November 2nd, The Triskel Cork on November 3rd (€22), Roisin Dubh, Galway on November 4th (€23) and Dolan’s, Limerick (€24) on November 5th. Tickets via Ticketmaster or venues.


Kiasmos play a DJ Set at Wah Wah Club / The Grand Social next Saturday night Oct 29th.


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.


I can’t stop listening to the latest Young Marco song so it’s good to see he’s playing Wigwam on November 26th.

It also features in my new mix:


The Last Mixed Tape hosts Lost Tapes featuring Paddy Hanna, Beauty Sleep & Montauk Hotel on November 18th in Bello Bar.


Cork’s Southern Hospitality Board presents The Sudden Club Weekender in December including gigs from Rusangano Family, Altered Hours and Rozi Plain all at the Kino, Washington Street.

The Sudden Club : Rusangano Family + BantumFriday 9th December, 7.30pm
Price: €16

The Sudden Club: The Altered Hours + The BonkSaturday 10th December, 7.30pm
Price: €13

The Sudden Club: Rozi Plain + The Shaker Hymn + Anna Mieke BishopSunday 11th December, 7.30pm
Price: €12

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.


Brian Deady has added a second date in Whelan’s next week.


I Am Niamh is playing a headline show on December 9th in Bello Bar, Dublin.


Soulful Dublin singer Jesse John Heffernan plays his first headline live show at The Bello Bar on December 3rd.