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Cluas Gigs of the Fortnight

The best gigs across Ireland during the period 28 March to 9 April 2006

Gig of the fortnight is........  The Redneck Manifesto

Where and When?
Vicar Street, Dublin - 30th March

Why? Fresh from their recent tour of the US the Redneck Manifesto play their biggest Irish headlining gig to date at Vicar Street which also marks the release of their new E.P. "Seven Stabs". One of the best bands this country has produced and one of the best live acts you'll see anywhere this is not a gig to miss. Unless you've got something better to do.

But it had better be good.

Support on the night comes from Cork's wonderful Waiting Room and Si Schroeder.

Best of the Rest

Micah P. Hinson

Where and When?
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 4th April
Cypris Avenue, Cork - 5th April
Crawdaddy, Dublin - 7th April

Micah P. Hinson has a voice that belies his tender years, but having to deal with bankruptcy, addiction and incarceration before the Memphis native was legally able to buy a drink in his adopted home of Abilene Texas was always going to take it's toll. From all that came Hinson's debut album 'Micah P. Hinson And The Gospel Of Progress' a touching collection of songs about love, loss and regret delivered with incredible pathos in a manner that would make Tom Waits go 'dude, get some honey in you'.

That's assuming Tom Waits uses the word 'dude'.


Where and When?
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 6th April
Whelan's, Dublin - 8th April

Ch-1 have spent the last couple of years making friends and influencing people through their unique brand of electro-punk and they release their debut single 'Accelerate: Brake' on April 7th on Sound Foundation Recordings.

Roderigo y Gabriela

Where and When?
Savoy, Cork - 27th March
University Concert Hall, Limerick - 29th March
Olympia, Dublin - 2nd and 3rd April
Vicar Street, Dublin - 5th April

Ireland's favourite acoustic Mexican trad/heavy metal, boy/girl duo certainly have a huge appetite for work as it seems that they're hardly ever off the road and the next fortnight is no exception.

These dates continue their promotion of their latest, self titled album.

Also this fortnight:
Ulrich Schnauss
Sugar Club, Dublin - 1st April
Forward Russia
Speakeasy, Belfast - 29th March
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 30th March
Dolan's, Limerick - 31st March
Whelan's, Dublin - 1st April
Cyrpus Avenue, Cork - 2nd April
TBMC, Dublin - 8th April
The Stiff Kitten, Belfast - 9th April

CLUAS 'Gigs of the Fortnight' is compiled and edited by the CLUAS listings editor, Ian Wright.

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