* Falamansa, one of Brazil’s biggest forró bands – a rhythm-heavy genre originating in northeast Brazil – will play Dublin this Sunday.
* Voting is now open to the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards. Log on to www.tinyurl.com/imroLMA to vote for your favourite gigging temple by February 19th.
* The Postal Service will reunite for gigs this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their album Give Up. A deluxe version will also be reissued with bonus tracks on April 5th.