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Cluas Gigs of the Fortnight

The best gigs across Ireland during the period 23 April - 6 May 2007

Gig of the fortnight is........ Pajo

Where and When?
Whelan's, Dublin - 26th April

Why? It's not often that a true groundbreaker comes to town but in David Pajo you've got just that. As part of Slint (who he's going to spend much of the coming months performing with, so much for that ?last ever shows? tour a few years back huh?) he helped to lay the foundations for what would become post-rock. Not to mentions stints playing with Stereolab, Palace, Tortoise and Zwan as well as solo projects under the Papa M and Pajo monikers. And it's the latter which he visits Ireland as, far from the aggression of his youth Pajo solo bears a striking resemblance to Elliot Smith circa either/or.

Best of the Rest


Where and When?
TBMC, Dublin - 26th April
The Underground, Limerick - 27th April
Mcgarrigle, Sligo - 28th April
Auntie Annie's, Belfast - 1st May
Cyprus Avenue, Cork - 3rd May
Spirit Store, Dundalk - 4th May
The Forum, Waterford - 5th May

We here at Cluas have been long time supporters of Delorentos and it's both a joy and a relief to see that with the release of their debut album In Love With Detail they've realised the promise that their live shows have teased. The album is full of impeccably crafted pop-songs and see the band find their own voice and sound which sets them apart from any number of angular wannabe?s.

These dates are just the first half a month long tour around the country in support of the album.

Cold War Kids

Where and When?
Ambassador, Dublin - 24th April
Empire Music Hall, Belfast - 25th April

Well that was a surprise. The Dublin gig was originally scheduled for Whelan's, then moved to The Village and finally it wound up in the Ambassador. Some people musta been really upset when they couldn't get Arcade Fire tickets.

Truth be told Cold War Kids? debut full length Robbers And Cowards starts brightly with a fantastic opening brace of songs before petering out. But all the same, what a fantastic opening salvo.

Camera Obscura

Where and When?
McGarrigles, Sligo - 4th May
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 5th May
The Village, Dublin - 6th May
Cypress Avenue, Cork - 7th May
Cathedral Arts Centre, Cork - 8th May

Formed 11 years ago in Glasgow it took Camera Obscura a while to get their act together and actually put out an album but 2002's Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi was worth the wait. Since then they've graced us with 2 more albums of shimmering, jangly indie-pop, the latest of which being last year's Let's get out of this country.

Also this fortnight:
David Kitt
Empire Music Hall, Belfast - 26th April
Whelan's, Dublin - 27th & 28th April
Dolan's, Limerick - 3rd May
The Mall, Tuam - 4th May
Jesse Malin
TBMC, Dublin - 3rd May
Dolan's, Limerick - 4th MAy
Spring And Airbrake, Belfast - 5th May
The Lemonheads
savoy, Cork - 3rd May
The Warick, Galway - 4th May
Ambassador, Dublin - 5th May
Loudon Wainwright III
Olympia, Dublin - 6th May
Waterfront, Belfast - 4th May
UL, Limerick - 5th May
Olympia, Dublin - 6th May
Rader, Belfast - 26th April
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 1st May
Trinity Rooms, Limerick - 4th May
Whelan's, Dublin - 5th May
Cyprus Avenue, Cork - 6th May
The Handsome Family
Limelight, Belfast - 25th April
Spirit Store, Dundalk - 26th April
Crane Lane, Cork - 27th April
Connolly's Of Leap, Cork - 28th April
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 29th April
Whelan's, Dublin - 30th April

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