What’s on Thursday: Michael Feinstein, The Flowers of Hell and Francesco Turrisi

 

SPACE ROCK

The Flowers of Hell

The Wiley Fox, Eden Quay Dublin 7pm €12/€10

Like, wow. Say hello to this trans-Atlantic experimental space rock band, whose rotating personnel includes members of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Patti Smith Group, and Primal Scream. Their promise? To deliver classically tinged nu-gaze post-rock to Dublin for the first time.

SOUND & LIGHT

Isole: Francesco Turrisi & the Taquin Experiments

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 8pm, €16/€14, mermaidartscentre.ie

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, band-leader, mover and shaker Francesco Turrisi is just back from a tour with vocal legend Bobby McFerrin, but he’s not resting on any laurels. His own Taquin Experiments is an ensemble of precocious talents, including saxophonist Nick Roth and cellist Kate Ellis. Isole is a son et lumiere performance, matching Turrisi’s music with archive footage of Scilian and Irish islands, but with musicians such as these on stage, it will be hard to know where to look.

AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Michael Feinstein

NCH, Dublin 8pm €20-45 nch.ie

As well as having a cupboard full of Emmys and Grammys, Michael Feinstein helped bring Ira Gershwin back to life. He met Gershwin, worked as his assistant for six years and became his eyes and ears to the outside world. Here, he performs with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and John Wilson, plucking tracks from the great American songbook. Feel free to show the aisles who’s boss.