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Gig news roundup: Primavera Sound, Homebeat, Dutch Uncles, Glen Hansard, The Staves, Not Squares

Gig news roundup: Primavera Sound, Homebeat, Dutch Uncles, Glen Hansard, The Staves, Not Squares


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona have announced its first act for its 15th year. The Strokes are the first on the team sheet on 28th to 30th May next year. Tickets  €145 until the 14th November. and will rise to €160 after that.

Dutch Uncles are back with a new album next year called O Shudder and they hit The Workmans Club on Saturday 25th April. Tickets are €17 on sale now through & usual outlets nationwide.

The ever reliable Homebeat have announced three shows of note:

As part of the Dublin Book Festival this Sunday, Songbook, the series about songwriting returns with Cathy Davey and Homebeats’s Emmet Condon in conversation with Hilary Woods and The Young Folk with music from each. It takes place in the Irish Writers Centre and is €10/BYOB.

Homebeat are curating the next Blue Moon Wednesdays at the RHA. The lineup features little xs for eyes, FeatherParticipant, Somadrone providing an apt soundscape to  artist Karl Burke’s exhibition and live visuals from Le Tissier. DJ sets come from Sleep Thieves, T/A/S/T/E DJs (The Grand Social) & spoken word performances from celebrated slam poets Erin Fornoff and John Cummins. Tickets are €15 with 3 free Beers. Hit to purchase tickets. 

Thirdly, Homebeat present Ryan Vail & Conor Walsh in the The Unitarian Church on Friday Dec 12th. Tickets and more info.

The Staves are moving on up to a show at The Olympia on February 9th 2015. Tickets €25 on sale Friday at 9am from TM.

The Staves - If I Was (Album Mini-Documentary)

The Unthanks play The National Concert Hall on 12th March 2015. Tickets €26.

The Unthanks - Mount The Air (Single Version)

Sam Lee is a Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter who collects music from off-beat places. Most recently, he’s been collecting songs from the traveller community in Ireland. He has an Irish tour coming up this month. Dates:

Moving On Music, Belfast
Wednesday 26th November 2014
8pm Tickets:

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
w/ support from Vanishing Lakes & Brian Mooney
Thursday 27th November 2014
8pm Tickets €20 a/v from
or call 0818 33 32 31

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Friday 28th November 2014
8pm Tickets

Good Bye My Darling by Sam Lee (Official Music Video)

Aiken presents Glen Hansard with a full band at Vicar Street on Monday December 15th. All in aid of the Simon Community. Tickets are €30 on sale  Thursday November 13th @ 9am from www.ticketmaster & outlets nationwide.

Death From Above 1979 play The Academy, Dublin on Friday 20th February. Tickets €27.90 incl. booking fee are on sale this Tuesday at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online at

Death From Above 1979 - Trainwreck 1979 (Official Audio)

Cloud Castle Lake play a Christmas show on December 22nd at The Grand Social. Tickets €10 (incl booking) from now.

Cloud Castle Lake - Dandelion - This Greedy Pig Session

Seven Quarters, the quarterly club that offers a free 7″ with every entry returns for a Christmas show on December 19th with Not Squares and Percolator lined up. €10 in with a vinyl for first 150 people.

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