, Gig news: Madlib, Kurt Vile, Asgeir, Pharoahe Monch, Forest Swords, Prefuse 73 & more
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Gig news: Madlib, Kurt Vile, Asgeir, Pharoahe Monch, Forest Swords, Prefuse 73 & more

Madlib is coming to town for a DJ set in The Sugar Club on Holy Thursday, April 17th. Tickets are €20 and the venue will be kitted out with a Funktion One soundsystem and visuals by Practice and Theory who also did the lovely posters in full below.

Choice Cuts are also bringing Pharoah Monche (Saturday February 8th), Dead Prez (Wednesday February 12th), Andrew Ashong (February 28th), Homeboy Sandman (Thursday March 6th) Prefuse 73 (Friday 21st March), Big Daddy Kane (Sunday May 4th) and previously announced Dean Blunt to the same venue in the coming months.


The same month, Kurt Vile is in Ireland. There are two solo dates so far: Whelan’s, Dublin on Monday April 7th and The Pavilion, Cork on Wednesday April 9th. Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) supports. Tickets are €22 for Dublin /€20 for Cork on sale Friday.


It was a late entry to my albums of the year but Forest Swords’ Engravings is a fine album and its creator is playing Hidden Agenda on February 15th, an early show. Tickets €12 on sale now.


Iceland’s Asgeir plays The Sugar Club on Friday April 11th. Tickets €16 plus fees on sale tomorrow from Ticketmaster.


Before his slot at Life Festival, DJ Koze plays a four hour set at Hidden Agenda in Button Factory on Saturday March 8th. Ticktes €15 + fees (€18 general admission) on sale now from Resident Advisor.

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