You may have missed English industrial metal band Godflesh, Chicago-based Beatles-inspired late 80s/early 90s hair metallers Enuff Z’Nuff and Californian indie rock gods Pavement, but November is still alive with gig opportunities.
Here are 5 of the best for the remainder of the month.
Gravel-throated faux-Scottish warbler Rod Stewart hits town for two dates at Dublin’s 3Arena, this week, on Friday and Saturday (November 18 and 19)…On the other end of the dial, Wexford-born/Berlin-based singer-songwriter Wallis Bird plays legendary Dublin venue Whelan’s on Saturday (November 19) night. One-time queen of Irish indie Gemma Hayes plays an intimate acoustic gig in Cork, in the White Horse in Ballingcollig on Friday (November 18).
Deacon Blue may not be due on these shores until next year, but lead singer Ricky Ross has three Irish gigs lined up for later this month – Dublin’s Sugar Club, Live at St Luke’s in Cork, and Belfast’s Fitzroy Presbyterian Church (November 23, 24 and 25, respectively). There is also another chance to see Manchester’s finest ‘anti-folk’ combo Crywank across the country (Dublin Grand Social November 27; Galway Roisin Dubh November 28; Belfast The Black Box November 30).