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.
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.