A brand new club night brought to you by pop music writer Jennifer Gannon and Cian McHugh, Lime & Fancy is a self-described mix of the “most day-glo of Italo Disco mixed with your faves from the early 90s & a dash of some 80s oddities served with a cute cocktail umbrella.
“Before Hotline Bling there was the Hotline with Tony Fenton. Before a time of songs shrouded in irony there was fun times with friends. Lime & Fancy is your magic door back to a time without judgement, when pop was the secret language of the heart…You are among friends – in the words of Mel & Kim: It only takes a moment to feel alright.”
Independent promoters HomeBeat and The Goethe-Institut Irland’s German-focused night featuring German house headliner Sevensol along with electro synth pop band Sleep Thieves and minimal pop songwriter Liza Flume in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. It’s BYOB too.
Denise Ryan has been suffering with Lyme disease, pneumonia, Epstein-Barr virus, gastroparesis, chronic gastritis, candida, strep and clostridia infections, among other things and is seeking funds to pay for urgent medical treatment in the US.
Through a crowdfunding page and gigs she’s raised €70,000 but needs €100,000 to get the treatment. A great selection of Irish artists will play for her cause on Thursday. If you can’t make it, you can donate anyway.
No need to leave the city centre this weekend to get your festival fix as Interlude in the RHA Gallery is offering three days of music both outdoors on Ely Place and indoors in the art gallery.
Music ranges from hip-hop and dance headliners (Grandmaster Flash, Dimitri From Paris, Kenny Dope) established Irish artists & DJs (Lisa Hannigan, Donal Dineen, Tonie Walsh, Billy Scurry) to upcoming Irish artists (Wyvern Lingo, Booka Brass, Bad Bones, TooFools).
There is a Nialler9 stage on the Sunday too featuring Solar Bears, Cian Ó’Ciobhain and a Bantum (Prince A/V set) among others.
This Greedy Pig & Radiomade join together to present a showcase of Irish electronic music on Tara street including live sets from Lumigraph and White Collar Boy; DJ sets from Clu, mark Alton, Daire Carolan, This Greedy Pig & Dylan Higgins. The YouAreListening.To installation will use live police scanners and ambient music in a structure built by Algorithm. Ticket giveaway at Nialler9 (link below)…
It’s the last hurrah for the Dublin’s The Mighty Stef as they celebrate the end of the band with one last hometown show on Friday night. Last year’s album The Year Of The Horse deserves more listeners and there’s still time. The band members will move on to other projects but this is the last gig from The Mighty Stef band after gigs in Derry and Belfast this week.
Tonight: My Lovely EP: Duke Special, Neil Hannon & more @ Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (€7)
The My Lovely Horse Rescue charity retrains, rehabilitates & re-homes abandoned horses. Cathy Davey is involved so she and her musician friends have put together an EP of songs to raise money for the charity. Tonight’s launch features possibly equine-themed songs from Neil Hannon, Duke Special, Paddy Hanna, No Monster Club, The Late David Turpin, Gar Cox and promised special guests.
Rock Against Homelessness is a charity event organised by Independent News and Media (INM) in aid of the One For Ireland campaign which is asking for €1million from the public in April to help address the homelessness crisis in Ireland and features a wide range of artists playing live including The Strypes, Ham Sandwich, Le Galaxie, Camille O’Sullivan, Mundy, The Stunning, Heathers and more. A special guest is also promised on the night. At a guess – Glen?
As part of Musictown festival, three bands of different persuasions will participate in a Chinese Whispers-style event. Each bands will recreate the previous band’s song with help from the audience only. This explains it.