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Winter gig wonderland

Those who wonder how Irish music fans can afford all those summer shows will have some more pondering to do when they see the extent of the autumn/winter event calendar. Leaving aside what will be happening in tents at Imma …

Fri, Jul 20, 2007, 09:18

   

Those who wonder how Irish music fans can afford all those summer shows will have some more pondering to do when they see the extent of the autumn/winter event calendar.

Leaving aside what will be happening in tents at Imma and the Phoenix Park, and other big hitters visiting town, there are some potentially fascinating shows on the cards.

Ones to watch for include the fantastic Modeselektor with The Field on November 1st, LCD Soundsystem, Wilco, Devendra Banhart, Animal Collective, Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, Underworld, The National (one of the word-of-mouth hits from Oxegen), Feist and Miss Kittin and The Hacker (playing their first ever live Irish show together on December 1st).

Unlike many of the summer’s big muddy outings, none of these shows should end up dominating the shouting and whinging on RTÉ Radio One’s Liveline for an hour.