Our Galway correspondent, Rebecca Carroll, marks your card for gigs in the coming week.
Galway based experimental post-rockers It Was All A Bit Black & White, progressive Cork heads Lamp and Galwegian folk outfit The Followers Of Otis play a fundraiser gig in the Róisín Dubh on the 27th of February from 9.30. In aid of GMIT’s third year paint end of year exhibition, admission is a very reasonable €5.
Everyone’s favourite comedic hip-hoppers The Rubberbandits travel to Galway on the 29th of February, presumably via horse, as part of their national tour to promote their debut album Serious About Men. Festivities will kick off at 8.30 in the Róisín Dubh. Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net and priced at €15/€12.50 for members.
Galway country act The Rye play Monroe’s backstage bar from 8.30 on Thursday February 1st as part of the monthly AMP sessions. Admission is €5, all proceeds go to Galway’s Access Music Project.
The Followers Of Otis take to the stage once again on March 2nd downstairs in The Cellar Bar as part of Citóg. They will be joined by Mrs Healy’s First Class Choir and Sam Cahoon for what promises to be “a folking brilliant night of music!”. As is always the case with the weekly showcase, it commences at 10 and admission is free.
Indie rock group Ham Sandwich also play the Róisín Dubh on Friday from 9 as part of their nationwide tour to promote the release of their 2010 album White Fox on vinyl. Tickets will set you back a mere €10/€8 for members and are available from www.roisindubh.net.
Meteor Choice Music Prize nominated-folk songstress Lisa Hannigan returns to the Róisín Dubh on Sunday March 4th starting at 9 following two sold out shows last December. Tickets are priced at €22/€20 for members and are available from www.roisindubh.net.
Highlight of the week: The Galway leg of the Lightbox Tour is taking place in the Róisín Dubh on Thursday March 1st. Beginning at 8, six of Ireland’s most electrifying producers/electronic artists will play on the night including Tenaka, Simon Bird, Bantum, Monto, Sert One and Reid, while media production company Feel Good Lost will be supplying accompanying visuals. Preceeding the gig will be a workshop on how the artists go about making music by means of specific hardware/software which should be starting around 6, exact time to be confirmed. DJ sets from Bantum, Sert One, Ian Malaney and Gugai will preceed the gig. See Kieran O’Keefffe’s review of the Lightbox Tour’s visit to Cork for a glimpse of what to expect on the night.