Well now. After three gloriously sunny days of bank holiday goodness, one could be forgiven for dreading the return of the “working” week. But fear not, as the good people of Met Éireann promise more sunshine and kDamo promises more fun! I’ll go into greater detail about some of the bigger events later in the week, but for now let’s focus on the fun at hand. Worthwhile gigs fast-approaching include two Dan Deacon shows at ALT* this week on Wednesday and Thursday (Wed 3rd is sold out it seems, but it’s fine, all us cool kids will be going on Thu 4th) and tonight in Doyle’s (yeah, I know), the Ruby Sessions will feature the boys from Junah (who will surely integrate their new glockenspiel and/or football goal into their set) along with Glen Baker, Felix Sonnyboy Wilson and Bon Ton Rouler.
Also tonight, I’ll be liberally distributing the vino at the opening of ‘It Goes On’, an exhibition of young, emerging artists at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. The show takes it’s name from a Robert Frost quote (“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on”) and features the work of five artists/groups who have all graduated from college in the last five years. The exhibition has been curated by TBG&S Assistant Curator & Press Officer and all-round ledgebag Rayne Booth and she’s brought the kind of fresh and exciting Irish artists that she has regularly featured in Monster Truck to the more established platform of TBG&S. The selected artists are Alan Butler, Brendan Flaherty, Eilis McDonald, James Merrigan, Ivan Twohig and Soft Blonde Moustache. It’s a great mix of styles and really strong group of artists so I’m kindly recommending that you pop down this evening between 6-8pm to sample the art, the booze and the beautiful people or make it in before the show closes on 18th July.
Since I haven’t put anything up in a while, and because I was telling someone how brilliant Minotaur Shock is the other night, and because I used a lot of brackets in the above post, here’s the remix of Holy Fuck’s “Lovely Allen” he did last year. One of those times when two greatly talented forces combine to beautiful effect.