Kicking us off this week is pop sensation’s Little Mix! They will be performing two sold out shows at the 3 Arena! The X-Factor season 8 winners, who were the first group to win the series still to this day headed out on tour last May and finishes at the end of this month. The Glory Days Tour has been a huge success so far and included shows in Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and Belgium! Electro-pop sensation Zola Jesus will also be performing on Monday night in Whelans. Zola Jesus, (real name Nika Roza Danilova) has been recording music as Zola Jesus for over a decade. She’s been on Brokylnn based Sacred Bones Records for most of that time, and her latest album Okovi marks her reunion with the label! Tickets €22 and doors at 8PM!
Tuesday night we have Picture This returning after their recent sold out gigs in the Olympia Theatre however, this time they will perform at the 3 Arena for a duo of sold out gigs! The lads seem to be going from strength to strength with a number of singles under their belt the duo have the world at the fingertips! They play two nights, both are sold out! Experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon returns to Whelan’s! With his latest effort The Following Mountain, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. We also have Slow Moving Clouds performing at The Sugar Club, Slow Moving Clouds are a Dublin-based band who combine roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences to create a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before! Check them out if you can!
Wednesday we have rock legend Alice Cooper playing at the Olympia Theatre! Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo. He plays Wednesday (sold out) and Thursday night (nearly sold out) so be sure to grab a ticket which you can as both gigs will be great! We also have Bedouine playing in The Grand Social. Described as “Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool.” Tickets €13!
Thursday night we have a great double-header of singer-songwriters as Gordi will be performing at the Button Factory in support of her album Reservoir which was released in August and is her first headline show in Ireland but did perform at Forbidden Fruit this past Summer! We also have Julien Baker performing a sold out show in Whelan’s. The first half of 2017 has already seen Baker tour worldwide, with headline shows across North America, Australia and Europe, as well as support slots for Conor Oberst and The Decemberists, while a headline performance at London’s Bush Hall in June sold out within 24 hours! This gig is also SOLD OUT!
If you feel like starting off the weekend with some rock-n-roll, then get down to Whelan’s where The Cadalliac Three will be playing. TC3 have a sound all of their own that hovers between radio- ready Country anthems, hard-and-heavy Rock ballads and traditional Southern folk! Doors 8PM and tickets €22.90. Over in The Sound House on Eden Quay, Eilen Jewell performs as part of her “Down Hearted Blues World Tour”. The American singer-songwriter, returns to Dublin with her band to play an intimate show in Dublin’s fair city!
Saturday night we have post-rock outfit God Is An Astronaut playing a headline show at Button Factory! No stranger to the Temple Bar venue, GIAA are know for the driving anthems and extensive touring which has seen them play all over the world in the past few years including, China, France, Russia, Austria and many many others! If post-rock is your cup of tea, be sure to make it down! While in Whelan’s we have British folk artist Lucy Rose! Her latest album Something’s Changing is accompanied by a stunning short documentary, acting as a fly-on-the-wall account of Lucy’s debut tour of Latin America last year. The trip, organised independently by Lucy with the help of her Latin American fans, became a huge inspiration for the record and the film is an intimate account of how it all came together. You can see the documentary here!
Finally, closing out the weekend we have Milky Chance playing at Vicar Street. The follow-up to Milky Chance’s 2014 international hit debut ‘Sadnecessary’, ‘Blossom’ includes lead single ‘Cocoon’, ‘Doing Good’ and ‘Bad Things’ which has a guest vocal from award-winning British singer Izzy Bizu. ‘Cocoon’ has quietly become a 2017 smash, reaching almost 50 million Spotify plays and 10 million YouTube/VEVO views with its seamless fusion of folk and electronica. You are sure to hear their smash hit “Slow Dance” on the night as well!
So that’s your lot! With so much to choose we really are spoilt for choice! Our picks would be God Is An Astronaut, Alice Cooper, Milky Chance and The Cadillac Three! See you all next week!
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