The Week Ahead In Dublin
Right, I am going to get back into the comps and listings that were so common here before... starting now.
This week, highly recommended is Hugh Cooney's exhibition on Friday. Martello also on Friday and for some great disco action, Lunar Disko on Sat.
There is a new night with a very lame name in Dame Lane, Arty Party has digital artists and sculptors showcasing their work with music from Giles K and Doug Cooney among others. More info on their facebook.
Le Cirque and Soundcheck | Spy | 8pm-3am | €5
Team Le Cirque are still in Spy every week, this time round they are joined by the Jurassic Park DJs.
Also in Spy, at Soundcheck you can find the Bolshevik Boys dj-ing disco pop at the always fun Soundcheck night hosted by Una Rocks. Entry to both is only a fiver.
New Young Pony Club DJ set | Button Factory | 11pm | €10/12
This is part of the Trinity Arts Festival so students can get cheap tickets on campus. NYPC are apparantly ok DJs and the arts fest gigs are usually good craic, so a nice break from all the traffic light balls and dog food eating contests so prevalent in campus life (although this sounded like fun). The TAF site is nice too.
Hugh Cooney Exhibition in the Shaw 8pm Free
Hugh was perhaps most known to most for his Accessorize video that has regurgitated its way around the internet over the last two years. More recently though he has been producing some top quality art work in his trademark MS paint format. At last year’s Synth Eastwood he constructed a huge drawing machine where members of the public were invited to submit ideas on the spot for Himself to r4elaise in MS Paint form. The works in progress were visible for all to see on via a projector and the finished product was then delivered from the box via a traditional 'slot' mechanism. All info and submission form can be found here.
Martello and 174 | Twisted Pepper | 11pm | €10 or enter the comp
Later that night you can catch Martello down in The Twisted Pepper, Martello is Santogold’s tour DJ so you can probably expect to hear everything from Dubstep to Baltimore and other general Po-Co madness. Upstairs is DnB with the OneSevenFour crew headed by FraherBear joined by Seba & Paradox Live for the occasion.
We have some g-list spots for that one, just hit me up here on the gmail.
Also that night Benga is back, this time in Crawdaddy. Read all about him here and here.
Rukus have Strip Steve from Boys Noize Records in Kennedy's. Their nights are always great craic, a very lively crowd follows. More info on the facebook
Lunar Disko | Barry Donovan, The Hasbeens, DJ Overdose | 11pm | €12
Lunar Disko have The Hasbeens, DJ Overdose and Barry Donovan over this week. These guys have been championing the in vogue New Disco movement for yonks now. Quality guaranteed.