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The news at 10: OTR vs Nialler9, Other Voices, Unthanks etc

Let’s get ready to rumble (again): for the second year in a row, there’s going to be an OTR v Nialler9 night at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin. The venue is the Workman’s Club, the date is …

Wed, Sep 7, 2011, 10:00

   

Let’s get ready to rumble (again): for the second year in a row, there’s going to be an OTR v Nialler9 night at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin. The venue is the Workman’s Club, the date is Saturday October 8 and the bands on the bill are Moths, Cloud Castle Lake, Tieranniesaur, The Depravations, The Danger Is and Last Days of 1984. Now, that’s a bill and a half, innit? Full times and dates for all the HWCH gigs here. Weekend tickets now on sale at €40 a pop (plus charges) and you can get a fiver off if you buy a track by any of the participating bands before the festival begins. HWCH takes place in various Dublin venues from October 6 to 8. Information on The Knowledge, HWCH’s industry convention talks and panels, to come.

The Other Voices’ show is heading to New York City. The bijou Dingle TV-gigs-in-a-lovely-church series will be taking place in Le Poisson Rouge, New York on October 27 and 28 with performances from Laurie Anderson, Bryce and Aaron Dessner (The National), Sam Amidon, Thomas Bartlett, Iarla O’Lionaird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Martin Hayes and many more. There will also be readings by Joseph O’Connor and Colum McCann. Tickets are $35 (available here) and all proceeds from the shows will benefit the Fighting Words Creative Writing Centre in Dublin. The gigs are part of Culture Ireland’s Imagine Ireland initiative.

One of the sweetest gigs I saw at the Electric Picnic last weekend was The Unthanks playing on the Body & Soul stage. They’re back for a show at Dublin’s Whelan’s on December 13 where they will perform the songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons. Tickets are €29.50 (plus charges). The date is already marked in my diary. They’re also playing in Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on December 15 (tickets: €20 plus fees) and, as there’s a free day inbetween, I expect they’re also playing somewhere else so once the promoter wakes up and lets me know, I’ll add it to the list too.

The singer-songwriters are here! James Yorkston, Adrian Crowley and Alasdair Roberts team up for a short tour next month calling at Limerick’s Belltable (October 5, tickets €17.50, €15 and €12.50), Cork’s Triskel Christchurch (October 6, tickets €20 and €17), Dublin’s Peppercanister Church (October 7, tickets €20) and Kildare’s Riverbank Arts Centre (October 8, tickets €20).

We love a good weekender and the Rhythm Weekender in various venues in Dublin and Cork between October 13 and 16 looks promising. Acts playing include Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mulatu Astatke, Cut Chemist, Modeselektor, Ben Simms & Kirk Degiorgio, J Rocc and many (many) more. More details here, with full info on tickets, venues and dates to be announced on Friday.