Gigs of The Fortnight

September 7-20

Sep 6

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Sun, 06 Sep 2009 16:49:46 GMT  RssIcon

Gig of the fortnight is... The Tallest Man On Earth

WilcoWhere and When?
Whelan's, Dublin - 11/08


Far more engaging and commanding on stage than a single man with an acoustic guitar has any right to be One of the genuine highlights of this year's Primavera Sound festifal and a firm fixture on the gig guide's MP3 player for the past 12 months The Tallest Man On Earth aka Swedan's Kristian Matsson is one of the most remarkable folk guitar pickers to emerge in years.  There may be some who can't get past his obvious Dylan fetish but if you're not in that number then I can't recommend this gig enough.

Best of the rest

Who? Future Islands
Where and When?
Whelan's Upstairs, Dublin - 09/09

Dan Deacon's ensemble tour back in May enabled him to do a number of things.  The most obvious of these was to realise his absurdist pop compositions with a full band as opposed to relying on samples and backing tracks.  One of the others was that he was able to bring his buddies along for the ride as part of the ensemble so they could tour Europe with their bands and play to crowds they might not have done otherwise.  Of the 3 opening bands to play with him in Dublin the most impressive were Future Islands who are now back on their own headlining tour.

Also this fortnight

Okkervil River
Roisin Dubh, Galway - 07/09

Sunset Rubdown
Spring and Airbrake, Belfast - 11/09
Crawdaddy, Dublin - 12/09

Dirty Projectors
Whelan's, Dublin - 16/09

The Ambience Affair
Whelan's (Upstairs), Dublin - 11/09

Silver Apples
Whelan's, Dublin - 12/09

Fleet Foxes
Vicar St., Dublin - 07/09

Daid Kitt
Whelan's, Dublin - 18/09

Times New Viking w/LOVVERS
Whelan's, Dublin - 19/09

William E. Whitmore
Whelan's, Dublin - 20/09


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