Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ah Jaysus Lads...

Gigs: you wait about a month for a single one and then a million come along at once. (See also Nialler's recent gig list for a more thorough, Dublin-centric take on things...)




27/10/2006 (Fri)

LAMBCHOP
Mandela Hall, Belfast

Later that night...
MAGDA & PHIL KIERAN
The Stiff Kitten, Belfast

30/10/2006 (Mon)
MITCHELL & WEBB
Whitla Hall, Belfast

A quick swing by Dublin...
31/10/2006 (Tues)
M. WARD
CrawDaddy, Dublin

02/11/2006 (Thurs)
CALEXICO
Olympia, Dublin

03/11/2006 (Fri)
ARAB STRAP
Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

04/11/2006 (Sat)
SHINE 11TH BIRTHDAY BASH (TIEFSCHWARZ, M.A.N.D.Y., ALTERN8 + MORE)
QUBSU, Belfast

Now, between (a) being borderline destitute, (b) having a fuckload of coursework to do, (c) needing to appease a variety of friends and their varying tastes (a gig's no fun by yourself, after all), and (d) just being quite woefully lazy, I doubt this plan of action will be fulfilled completely. That stretch between M. Ward and Shine looks particularly hazardous, what with a trip to Dublin in the middle of the college week, a plane journey to Norwich the day after Calexico and the frankly ludicrous thought of a return journey on the Saturday for a trip to Shine which most of the rest of the peeps aren't really all that pushed about. But anyway, Arab Strap is obviously a big draw, what with it being their farewell tour, as well as a fantastic excuse for some ridiculous cross-water partying with our boy Rob and perhaps our other expats.

Personally, I would be über-chuffed if I managed to get to the first three on my list there - Lambchop being one of my favourite bands, Mitchell and Webb two of my favourite comedians, and techno at the Stiff Kitten still a relatively unexplored goldmine. Plus, we've got an absolutely bumper house party to attend (and hopefully spin a tune or two at) back home the next night, so that's gonna be a weekend to remember I'd wager...

(On a completely unrelated note: check out the always excellent ManWhoFellAsleep's always excellent MySpace blog.)

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