Gigs announced in the last week.
OH BABY. Julio Bashmore brings ‘Au Seve’ and more tunes in his bag to Bodytonic @ Hidden Agenda in the Button Factory on Saturday October 5th, Hard Working Class Heroes weekend. Tickets are €20/€18 for members and support is from Frankie Grimes and UK’s Voyeur.
Loveable intimidating grump Bill Callahan has a new album Dream River, his 15th in total on the way and he’ll play Olympia Theatre on Sunday 2nd February to “celebrate”. I’m pretty sure Mr Callahan does not celebrate his birthday, or even a winning lottery ticket. Tickets priced from €27.50 (restricted view), €29.50 (circle and standing) plus fees from Ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets this Friday at 9am.
Little Green Cars packed out the tent at Electric Picnic so they must be fairly confident of doing the same in Vicar Street on Saturday December 7th. Tickets are €18.50 plus fees on sale Friday.
I caught some of Hozier’s sold-out Unitarian Church performance this week and it certainly looks and sounds like the Dublin singer is heading down a bigger path: like a gospel-rooted version of folk singer James Vincent McMorrow. Impressive. Next stop: The Pepper Canister Church on December 8th. Tickets €13.50 on sale now from Ticketmaster.
Absolute whopper lineup alert. Network #1 is the first in a new series of gigs taking place on October 27th Bank Holiday Sunday in three rooms of The Grand Social with Omar S (3 hour set), Neil Landstrumm, AnD, Lerosa, Defekt, Fran Hartnett, Mother DJs, Lee Kelly, Nialler9, Con Allen, David O’Sullivan, Olan All City, Galactic Beat Club, Daire Carolan, Al Murphy & Ian Macq, Eavan, 4WRD GRAD, Brian O’Neill & Lloyd Grogan, Sean Markey & Sam Wallace. Whew. Doors are 5pm til late and tickets on door are €20 but you can get them for €15 right now.
Her real name is Nanna Fabricius but the Danish former-ballerina wisely sticking to Oh Land plays the Button Factory on Sunday December 8th, the same night as Hozier. Tickets are on sale Friday priced at €16 plus fees.
Hippy-dippy sounding American electronic ambient-leaning band Braids play the Workman’s Club on the same night as LGC, December 7th. Tickets €12.50 on sale now.
Elsewhere: Mercury Prize nominees Rudimentary @ Olympia Theatre on February 10th 2014. Tickets €32 plus fees on sale tomorrow.