What’s on Saturday: Kant and Ed Sheeran

 

HOUSE

Kant
Button Factory Dublin 11pm €15/€10

The first visit to town in 2015 for Danish DJ Joachim Schaarup, the man with the edge in terms of both name (kant means “edge” in Danish) and sounds. The Copenhagen- based DJ and producer’s unique off-kilter take on new-school house can be seen on various mixes and releases for Suara and Berlin’s Katermukke label. Support from Lithuanian DJ and regular Boso and Ellum Audio producer Gardens Of God.

POP

Ed Sheeran
Whelan’s, Dublin 8pm (sold out)
whelanslive.com

Yes, he has his critics, but the fact remains that Ed Sheeran is, so far, the only person ever to utter the words “Van” and “Morrison” on The X Factor. Sheeran is also the only mega-selling twentysomething pop star with genuine down-to-earth appeal – really, you’d let him sleep on your couch, wouldn’t you? This is a VH1-overseen gig, by the way, so don’t dare ask for a guest list plus-one!