We hope you all had a great Christmas, hope the big red man was good to you all 🙂 and a Happy New Year! Not a lot to choose from this week but just enough to keep you busy!
Kicking us off on Monday evening The Grand Social hosts the Bowie Birthday Bash with London Boys & Special guests. This 6 piece band are unique in the Bowie tribute act cosmos in that they focus solely on Bowie’s recorded output from the 60’s, from his Mod/R&B days with The Lower Third into the music hall material of his David Bowie debut album through to Space Oddity! Doors at 8PM!
Tuesday night, an old favourite as live in Arthur’s Blues’n’Jazz Bar with the open session of Roots’n’Blues hosted by Anthony Mannion & Luke Mercer. Pop along and join in on one of the most popular sessions around! Meanwhile on Wednesday evening, The Bowery plays host to it’s Wednesday night session with Ben Prevo! The genre – bending guitarist, vocalist and composer brings the honesty, integrity and simplicity of the blues to a varied repertoire of songs and instrumental both original and covers ranging from country and psychedelia to blues, funk and jazzy flavours – Dylan to Hank Williams to Hendrix. Free Entry for this!
Thursday night Frances Black & Kieran Goss will be performing as part of an Irish reunion tour in the Pavillion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire. The tour will consist of shows in Armagh, Clifden, Derry, Sligo, Roscommon and many more! Since the days of their partnership, both Frances and Kieran have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these two unique talents as a duo in the early nineties that first caught the imagination of the Irish public. Last year’s tour not only sold out venues all around the country, it also showed that the duo hadn’t lost any of their magic.
We’ll be starting off the weekend with some tech house as CamelPhat perform at District 8. Mike Di Scala & Dave Whelan, better known as CamelPhat are a UK based DJ & Production Duo, internationally known for their most recent number one smash hit “Cola” signed to Defected Records. With 3 number ones this year on Beatport and also, climbing the Billboard Charts, this gig is certainly not one to miss. Also on Friday night, techno/house legend Seth Troxler will be playing a set at Button Factory. Troxler is known for his disco-funk/deep tech tracks that are always good for filling dancefloors. Doors at 11pm.
Saturday evening sees the return of the fantastic Redneck Manifesto for a once-off show in Whelan’s. The Redneck Manifesto finished recording their new album this year with Dave Odlum in Attica Studios in Donegal. The album will be released in in the coming months, so be sure to listen out for some new tracks as well as the old popular favourites from albums I Am Brazil, Friendship, Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head & Thirtysixstrings. Tickets for this one are SOLD OUT! Also on Saturday night, Techno wizard Jacob B will be playing at the Button Factory from 11PM providing all the deep techno beats that you need on a Saturday night!
Finally ending out the week, we have The Dublin Blues Cartel performing in the window of Whelan’s on Sunday evening. The Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Free entry too!
That’s it for this week! Our picks are The Redneck Mainfesto @ Whelan’s, Seth Troxler @ Button Factory & Ben Prevo @ The Bowery!