, Gig news roundup: Ghostly International, Tinder party, Young Marco, Kacy Hill,  GangStarr Foundation, Earth, Wind & Fire; Townlands Carnival

Recent gigs not listed below? Bruce / BD Festival / Sigur Ros & James McMorrow.


The Bernard Shaw is hosting its Tinder Party again next Saturday Feb 13th. Love Me Tinder is a free event where everyone will be on their phones, pretending not to look at someone across the smoking area, self-consciously dancing to the DJs (Hannah & Craig from District Magazine) because their crush is watching and trying not to eat pizza like a boar in front of said crush. There is also a “Shiftin’ corner”.


After Call Super last week, Out to Lunch next’s Tengu event to be announced is a two-room double header with Young Marco + Intergalactic Gary on March 16th. I’d go to hear ‘Love in Bahia’ alone.


There will be Ghostly International showcase in Opium Rooms on March 5th courtesy of Abstract, featuring Shigeto (pictured), Lord Raja & Heathered Pearls.


Jack Garratt has added a Nialler9 new artist of 2016 pick – Kacy Hill to his Olympia Theatre sho on March 30th.


Some gigs upcoming in The Sugar Club of note include:
Shuggie Otis (February 18th), Slum Village (February 20th) RA The Rugged Man, GangStarr Foundation – Jeru The Damaja – Big Shug – Afu Ra & more (Paddy’s Day), Willis Earl Beal (April 3rd), Hiatus Kaiyote – 2nd Show (May 5th) and The Hot 8 Brass Band (New Orleans Party) & Booka Brass Band (May 13).


Earth, Wind And Fire were also confirmed for a 3Arena show on June 28th this year.


Townloads Carnival is a festival happening in Macroom in Cork on 8-10 July this year and features Jerry Fish, Damien Dempsey, natty & The Rebelship, Daithí, Saint Sister, The Eskies, Altered Hours, Talos, The Cujo Family and more.