Gigs of The Fortnight

November 2 - 15 2009

Nov 3

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Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:15:08 GMT  RssIcon

Gig of the fortnight is... Yo La Tengo

Yo La TengoWhere and When?
Tripod, Dublin - 05/11

To be honest there's not a whole lot of truly outstanding stuff this fortnight. A lot less than in more recent Novembers anyway.  But in almost any fortnight regardless of who else was in the country Yo La Tengo's first headline gig in this country in donkey's years would be right at the top of the list.

25 years into their careers the band still sound incredibly fresh and remain hugely commited to simply making the sort of music that they feel like doing on a particular day, be it 15 minute drone pieces, grade A indie rock freakouts or gorgeous little pop tunes that wouldn't be out of place on the third VU album.

You should note, this is a no support band 2 hour long set.  So get there early.


Best of the restCymba;s Eat Guitars

Who? Cymbals Eat Guitars
Where and When?
Crawdaddy, Dublin - 14/11
Auntie Annie's, Belfast - 15/11

Cymbals Eat Guitars might by the greatest band ever formed thanks to an ad being placed on Craigslist.  The heavily overdubbed guitars of the Statan Island outfit's debut record Why There Are Mountains, one of the year's best, recalls the likes of such indie greats as Built To Spill, Pavement and The Wrens and more recent bands like No Age and it's a real treat for anyone who likes that sort of thing.

Sickeningly main CEG dude Joseph Ferocious is only about 21.

Also this fortnight

Tripod, Dublin - 13 & 14/11

Great Lake Swimmers
Crawdaddy, Dublin - 13/11
Speakeasy, Belfast - 14/11

John Vanderslice 
Whelans, Dublin - 06/11

A Place To Bury Strangers w/ Japandroids
Whelan's, Dublin - 09/11
Auntie Annie's, Belfast - 11/11

Mark Eitzel
Cyrpus Avenue, Cork - 10/11
The Village, Dublin - 11/11

The Specials
Olympia, Dublin - 14 & 15/11
St. George's Market, Belfast - 16/11

Cyprus Avenue, Cork - 14/11


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