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Gig news roundup: Alternative Kilkenny Arts, Laurie Anderson, Electric Picnic, Nada Surf & more

Gig news roundup: Alternative Kilkenny Arts, Laurie Anderson, Electric Picnic, Nada Surf & more

Gig announcement updates for this week.

Also announced: All Tvvins, Ham Sandwich, and St. Germain.

The programme for the Alternative Kilkenny Arts (AKA) was announced this week. The festival running from July 28th – August 14th aims to feature alternative creative work. Music wise, that means David Kitt, Mmoths, Rusangano Family, Nick Kelly, August Wells, Yorkston Thorne Khan, Dick Valentine of Electric Six, Mixtapes From The Underground, Frankenstein Bolts and Andy Irvine in venues such as Cleeres, Brewery Corner, Set Theatre and Billy Byrnes.

Aoife McElwain’s Sing Along Social: Icons edition which recently was a highlight at Body & Soul Festival is there on August 14th. There’s visual art, theatre, comedy and spoken word lined up too. Check the Brochure.

Also announced this week for Electric Picnic:

Anachronica – The Generator in the Woods is a new area in the woods as suggested, themed on a forgotten city with dilapidated buildings (sounds like Glasto’s Block 9?) with “recycled materials,everyday objects discarded from previous generations, salvaged and adapted to turn cogs, pull levers and drive belts, which all connect to other strange mechanical apparatus. Steam hisses and blows out of exposed holes and cracks as the whole mechanism grinds methodically.”

Occupying the area in the afterhours once the main arena is drawing to its conclusion from 10pm will be DJs including:

Friday September 2nd: All City Records Presents kick proceedings off with Subject Dublin’s Lee Kelly, Daire and Sonel and Frank B.

Saturday September 3rd: District 8 Presents taking over the decks: Cailin, Aeron and Rift B2B and Nathan Jones.

Sunday September 4th: Cork’s Sunday Times Presents: Gilbert Steele, Kenny Hanlon and Sunday Times DJs.

Laurie Anderson has been lined up for a residency as part of National Concert Hall’s Perspectives Series 2016/2017 alongside Wayne Shorter Quartet and Chris Thile.

• Wayne Shorter Quartet – 22 November 2016, 8pm
• Chris Thile (Punch Brothers) – 21 March 2017, 8pm
• Laurie Anderson Residency: The Language of the Future to include three new and exclusive performances – 13, 14, 15 May 2017

TICKETS ON SALE Friday 22 July 2016, 10am
National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 0000 or

’90s nostalgia ahoy! Nada Surf play the The Grand Social on Wednesday 2nd November. Tickets €17.50 including booking fee on sale Friday July 22nd from Ticketmaster.

Biffy Clyro play the 3Arena on November 26th. Tickets €46.05 + fee, on sale Friday at 9am

Kevin Rowland is in town on Friday August 5th to play a DJ set alongside DJ Dandelion in The Grand Social.

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