September Homegrown Gig Guide
Want to know who’s behind the mic or decks this coming week? Brian has it covered for you. He likes to guide people towards the right gigs!
Whether you’re sad because EP is over, or begrudging those who were at EP, or neither of those things, look at all this homegrown talent to look forward to this September!
Elastic Sleep + Percolator @ The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
If you’re a sucker for “visceral hooks from the darker recesses of the heart” (see Elastic Sleep’s band-bio), well, you might want to see Elastic Sleep. The Cork-based band craft lovely dream pop that is suitably wispy and despondent for any MBV fan. Support from Percolator, doors 8pm.
Kormac – AV show @ Meeting House Square
Annie Mac says “it was the most bizarre setup [she’s] ever seen, but it really works”, Kormac himself describes it as “absolute carnage”, Kormac’s performances comprise barber-shop quartets, brass, drums, singers, MCs, spoken word pieces and more with Kormac and his turntables at the helm of all the madness, scratching forgotten jazz and big-band records. Expect an evening of dazzling eccentricity as DJ Kormac presents a new AV show created especially for the Fringe. Show starts 9pm.
Otherkin, Paddy Hanna and Rebecca Collins – State Faces 2014: September Edition @ The Mercantile
State Magazine host a free gig in the Mercantile, with alt-rockers Otherkin, infectious songsmith Paddy Hanna and sombre chamber-folk songwriter Rebecca Collins. Admission is zero euros, acts start at 8:30pm.
Pleasing Features @ Workman’s
Pleasing Features is a monthly showcase of Irish talent, and you pay what you want at the door. You’re assured a night of wholesome indie goodness from some of Dublin’s newest bands. Waco headline this session, with The Dyatonics, Ger Kelly, The Sour Seeds, and Rafters playing beforehand. Doors 7:30pm.
Dancing Suns + I Am The Cosmos @ Meeting House Square
I Am The Cosmos are an electronic duo whose debut album “Monochrome” was named Nialler9’s Irish album of the year in 2013. Dancing Suns is the collaboration between Nina Hynes, Fabien Leseure and Sean Carpio. Dancing Suns’ music is as captivating as it is cinematic and ornate (by that I mean really, really captivating, cinematic and ornate). Show starts at 7:30pm.
Jape @ Meeting House Square
Richie Egan play a show in Meeting House Square as part of the Dublin Fringe 2014, first with his new band with Matty Bolger, “Dimman”, then with Jape. Show starts 10:30pm.
CLU Presents “Gems” @ The Button Factory
As part of the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin duo CLU will perform a new audio-visual show inspired by their exquisite debut EP “Gems”. CLU’s show begins at midnight, with support from T.Williams. Doors 10pm.
Words: Brian Fallon
(The mic in the above photo is Steward Lee’s taken before he came on stage in Vicar Street taken on film!)