1. The Amazons’ at Whelan’s
Still in their early twenties, Thomson and guitarist Chris Alderton have been friends since childhood, and the band is completed by Elliott Briggs (bass) and Joe Emmett (drums). They hit upon their current sound after being inspired by a Foals gig at Alexandra Palace in 2014 which shifted their perception of what a contemporary rock band could be. They focused their energies on their early influences – Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin – and their music evolved to become heavy, loud and primal.
Following their recent Q Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Act, The Amazons’ upwards momentum continues with the release of their brand new track ‘Little Something’. Produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, The Vaccines), ‘Little Something’ elevates the clash of melody and aggression that simmered in their previous single ‘In My Mind’.
You will be able to listen this powerful success hit among the rest of their repertory tonight at Whelan’s!
Where: Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Buy your ticket at: http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?presenter=IRWAV&eventId=-1&event=AMAZONS
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/theamazonsforever/ and http://www.whelanslive.com/
2. The Comet is Coming at The Sugar Club
If you are more keen on other type of jam, this East London based trio make irreverent jazz that definitely belongs to a galaxy far away as it spins with electronic promise, pushing further and further towards funk and psychedelia.
Piping up on saxophone is King Shabaka, while getting analogue on the synthesisers is Danalogue the Conqueror. Completing the line-up is the aptly-named Betamax Killer on drums.
To those wondering about what the sound of future jazz will be, your moment has arrived!
Where: 8 Lower Leeson Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Buy your ticket at: https://www.sugarclubtickets.com/
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/thecometiscoming/?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/thesugarclub/?fref=ts
3. Lïnger at Smock Alley Theatre and Pavilion Theatre
Lïnger is a critically-acclaimed contemporary Irish dance work involving former principal of Riverdance Breandán de Gallaí and Nick O’Connell, two male dancers at opposite ends of their dancing careers. This ground-breaking theatrical experience received stellar reviews and sell out success at home and at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, and is now back with an eight venue tour across Ireland this spring.
Choreographed and directed by Breandán de Gallaí, this immersive work explores identity, sexuality, and aging, unfolding through a rich tapestry of music, movement, live drawing, photography (Declan English), and film (Terry O’Leary). The piece offers a visceral aesthetic, the mercurial movements of youth juxtaposed with the more considered gestures of the less young. Lïnger harnesses this contrast, making us reflect on the passage of time and who we are at various junctures of our lives.
The Dublin dates for Lïnger are
Smock Alley, Dublin | March 6th – 8th 7:30pm
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire | March 29th 8pm
Where: Smock Alley Theatre and Pavilion Theatre
When: Mon 6th March to Wed 29th
Price: €14 – €18
For more information, visit: https://smockalley.ticketsolve.com/?_ga=1.162714236.1911612171.1480783803#/shows/873567044 and http://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/linger