Gigs of The Fortnight

19 October - 01 November

Oct 18

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Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:34:51 GMT  RssIcon

Gig of the fortnight is... Handsome Furs

Handsome FursWhere and When?
Spring and Airbrake, Belfast - 26/10
Acadamy, Dublin - 27/10
Cyprus Avenue, Cork - 28/10

Due to the volume of their output Sunset Rubown may be the better known of the Wolf Parade side projects but Dan Boeckner's (and wife Alexei Perry's) Handsome Furs take a back seat to no band.  Second album Face Control is a fantastic collection of tunes which manages to be both cold sounding and visceral feeling at the same time.  This is the pair's first Irish gigs in a couple of years.  Support for all gigs comes from Thomas Dybdahl.


Best of the restClues

Who? Clues
Where and When?
Whelan's (Upstairs), Dublin - 22/10

When the Unicorns split up a few years ago Nick Diamonds and J'aime Tabbeur wasted no time in moving on to their next project Islands.  The remaining Unicorn Alden Penner wasn't quite so fast to move on but in 2007 he and former Arcade Fire drummer Brendan Reed formed Clues.  They took their time putting an album together but their fantastic eponymous debut was finally released earlier in the year.


Also this fortnight

No Age
Crawdaddy, Dublin - 24/10

Modeselektor (Live)
Button Factory, Dublin - 23/10

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 
Button Factory, Dublin - 24/10
Trinity Rooms, Limerick - 25/10

Grouper / John Wiese
Filmbase, Dublin - 30/10

Midori Hirano
Whelan's (Upstairs), Dublin - 30/10

Pavillion, Cork - 22/10

Indigo Girls
Tripod, Dublin - 29/10


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