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Gigmania – lets go indoors

There are more gigs happening in Ireland in the next few months than have ever happened at any time in this nation’s history. Fact. You can blame the Greens for this (they’re fair game for everything this weather) or you …

Tue, Jun 19, 2007, 08:50

   

There are more gigs happening in Ireland in the next few months than have ever happened at any time in this nation’s history. Fact. You can blame the Greens for this (they’re fair game for everything this weather) or you could blame the Celtic Tiger (while it’s still around to blame). It really is a case of one nation under a gigging groove. Or a gigging nation once again. Or something like that.

Here’s the skinny on some of the more interesting acts who will be soundchecking at an indoor venue near you real soon.

Talib Kweli (Tripod, Dublin, June 27)

Nina Nastasia & Jim White (Crawdaddy, Dublin, June 29)

White Rabbits (Crawdaddy, Dublin, June 30) – major yahoo for this one, we’re big fans of the Rabbits and their ace debut album “Fort Nightly”

Annuals (Whelan’s, Dublin, July 2)

George Clinton with Amp Fiddler (Tripod, Dublin, July 4 & 5)

Joan As Policewoman (Vicar Street, Dublin, July 5)

Daniel Johnson (Vicar Street, Dublin, July 11)

India Arie (Tripod, Dublin, July 11)

Pharoahe Monch (Tripod, Dublin, July 19) – his new album is BANGING.

Buck 65 (The Hub, Dublin, July 24)

Os Mutantes (Vicar Street, Dublin, July 26)

Of Montreal (Crawdaddy, Dublin, August 1)

Bill “Smog” Callahan (The Village, Dublin, August 10)

Fridge (The Village, Dublin, August 16)

Slint (Tripod, Dublin, August 18)

Duke Special (Empire Music Hall, Belfast, August 19-23)

Albert Hammond Jr (The Village, Dublin August 20; Roisin Dubh, Galway, August 21)

Mark Ronson (Olympia, Dublin, August 23)

Battles (Tripod, Dublin, August 24)

Caribou (Crawdaddy, Dublin, September 7)

David Sylvian (Vicar Street, Dublin, September 12)

Richard Hawley (Vicar Street, Dublin, September 23)

Los Campesinos (Whelan’s, Dublin, October 2; Limelight, Belfast, October 3) – Rocks is digging the video for “You! Me! Dancing!” at the mo’

The National (Olympia, Dublin, November 1)