With the new semester upon us, more and more new shows are sprouting up in the gig calender over the next few months. Focusing on the absolute immediate future, however, here’s our comprehensively genre-spanning pick of must-see gigs taking place throughout the country over the next seven days.
Seven Quarters: Twinkranes, Halves – Whelan’s, Dublin; Saturday, September 13
The third installment of Dublin gig night Seven Quarters at Whelan’s on Saturday night will see boundlessly intriguing Dublin trio Halves play their last Irish show of the year alongside critically acclaimed experimentalists TWINKRANES. If you are in any way inclined towards exceptional, forward-driven homegrown music, this is not a show to be missed. Doors are at 7.30pm and tickets are €10.
Duke Special and RTE Concert Orchestra – The National Concert Hall, Dublin; Thursday, September 11
Belfast songsmith extraordinaire Peter Wilson AKA Duke Special (pictured) will have the enviable pleasure of teaming up with RTE’s Concert Orchestra at Dublin’s National Concert Hall on Thursday night for an eclectic showcase taking in his singles, as well as his interpretations of the music of “missing Beatle” Harry Nilsson. Doors are at 8pm and tickets can be bought here.
Freebase, By Any Means, Gacy’s Threads Defyed, Spittin’ Teeth – Voodoo, Belfast; Friday, September 12
UK hardcore legends Freebase will make their return to Belfast for the first time in over a decade to headline a whiplash-inducing bill at Voodoo on Friday night. Support on the nights comes from Belfast hardcore punk trailblazers By Any Means, Gacy’s Threads (who play their final ever show), Defyed and Spittin Teeth‘. Doors at 8pm.
Jun Tzu, BeeMickSee, Dan Magill, Leo Kamutsi – Voodoo, Belfast; Thursday, September 11
Finally, Belfast hip-hop artist Jun Tzu launches his highly-anticipated debut album, The Troubles, in Belfast on Thursday night, supported by inimitable Belfast rapper BeeMickSee, Dan Magill and Leo Kamutsi. Doors are at 9pm, admission at the door is £5.
Go here to check out our Gig Guide, featuring shows taking place throughout Ireland over the next few months.