Weekender: |wiːkˈɛndə|– noun – what to do with your weekend.
Sofar Sounds at Web Summit
Thursday 6 November | Secret Venue in City Centre | 7.30am (THAT’S A.M., RIGHT?)
Don’t got a million quid but still want in on the Web Summit laughs? Sofar Sounds night have got you covered. For a pay what you want, they’re providing live music and special guest speakers from the Web Summit – the big name being the Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins fame on Thursday morning at 7.30am. Power breakfasts all round. Get your tickets for that here. Full info on the events tonight and tomorrow morning here.
M. Sord, No Monster Club & Magic Pockets
Friday 7 November | The Pop Inn | 8pm, €8 BYOB
Bockety pop returns to the home of bockety pop, the Pop Inn, with Michigan’s M. Sord (with whom No Monster Club toured their native United States) returning the favour with a gig in Dublin. M. Sord is a lo-fi synth-pop wizard and support on the night fittingly comes from the aforementioned No Monster Club and pulsing synth beacon Magic Pockets. BYOB – and full details here.
Ana Gog with Prima Quartet and Method Singers
Friday 7 November | Pepper Cannister Church | 8pm, €12
Perpetuators of pristine harmonies and generally off-kilter folk rock, Ana Gog are playing a special gig in the Pepper Cannister Church, accompanied by Prima Quartet and Method Singers, embellishing their already heady arrangements even further. Lead vocalist Michael Gallen recently composed the music for Tiger Fringe Festival hit Tardigrade, so expect lots of twisted harmonies to fill the high ceilings of Saint Stephen’s Church this Friday night. Luca Truffarelli will be working the visuals, while support comes from Red Sail. Get your full details here and your tickets here.
Forza presente: Bottin + Adeyhawke
Friday 7 November | Odessa Club | 10pm, €8/12.50
Forza brings us more (genuinely) Italo-disco with an Irish debut for Venetian producer Bottin, from the aptly named Italians Do It Better label playing amongst other things, cosmic and space disco rarities. While Adeyhawke whose Kodachrome Sundae EP appeared last summer, will play a live electronica, with the regular DJ Simonetti sets to get your cockles warm beforehand. Tickets here.
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Dublin Art Book Fair
Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 November | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios | Free, some ticketed events.
Temple Bar Gallery hosts the fourth edition of this annual event which aims at bringing a huge range of art books and periodicals from both local and international independent publishers to Dublin’s fans of art, photography, graphic design, typesetting and nice things in general. Special treats this year include a series of talks (including one from the top top designers Conor & David) and a pop-up café from the lads at 3fe. Let me hear you say ‘#DABF’, am I right? Small print here.