Holy Hail it’s Friday

November 23, 2007 at 12:35 pm (Uncategorized)

Bad Books at Seomra Spraoi, Mary’s Abbey, near Capel Street

Had loads of fun last night on the show with Jim and Glenn from The Urges, who helped me get through my indie hour despite having a stonking hangover brought about by a great night in Tripod at The Go!Team. That mp3 will be up before the weekend is through.

Quite a few things to be doing this weekend, as per usual. Here’s a few ideas:

You could start off your weekend tonight by catching electronic and dub maestros Fringe, Lakker, Prince Kong, T-woc and PCP, and loads more, at The Alphabet Set and Radio na Life shindig in Seomra Spraoi, the community centre just off Capel Street.  Doors are at 10pm and there’s a suggested donation of 8euro. Sure, Jape is playing in Crawdaddy, but he’ll be there tomorrow night as well, so I’d suggest Seomra Spraoi for tonight, which is, incidentally, a BYOB kind of affair. Nice.

After that, you could head down to Crawdaddy for Africana, a new African music nightclub, with all proceeds going to New Light Foundation.   It’s basically an opportunity to dance to some afrobeat for a good cause.  It’s a tenner in and doors are at 11pm.

Saturday you could start early by heading to Merchantsville for a free beer at 3pm in McGruder’s of Thomas Street, and catch a few of the 31 acts playing there that day, incuding Band On An Island, Kill City Defectors, The Hassle Merchants and Lauren Guillery & The Claws.

After that you have a choice between two of Dublin’s three garage bands – you can check out The Urges in The Voodoo Lounge, with support from Ultra Twist and The Nackers, or you can head down to The Lower Deck near Portobello Bridge for The Things, where they’re releasing their EP Wild Psychotic Sounds on 12″ vinyl.  Or you could of course head to Crawdaddy for Jape.  If you’re not going to see Richie, there’s always Holy Hail and Bonde de Role in The Button Factory, which promises to be a rudey dudey night.  Lots of fun I’d say.

Whatever you choose, hope you have a good one.  I’m off to Poland for a holiday on Sunday, very much looking forward to it.  I’m going to Wroclaw, and I really like that when you read the name of the town it looks like RockClaw.  That’s not how you really pronounce it though.

Next week’s indie hour will be taken over by The Moshpit, who are going to be starting at 9pm, instead of their usual 10pm, and will be taking you through your Thursday night until 11pm, so do tune in to 103.2 Dublin City FM next Thursday for that.

As I said, The Urges mp3 from last night will be up before I scoot off to Poland for a week of vodka-fuelled falling in the snow while eating bowls of gołąbki.  Wroc on.


  1. katie-lilga said,

    any idea who’s supporting jape over the weekend??

  2. aoifemc said,

    The Might Stef supported last night I think – I’ve heard that it’s Rarely Seen Above Ground tonight who is absolutely brilliant.

  3. luncheon roll said,

    I really want to check out Seomra Spraoi…haven’t had the opportunity yet but like what I’ve heard about its vibe.

    Enjoy Poland…sounds like a great mid-winter break and Poland’s Christmas-ness probably beats Henry St’s hands down!

  4. aoifemc said,

    I headed down to the gig in Seomra Spraoi last night . Lots of great music in two different rooms and lots of people about the place. Fortunately I headed to Africana before the cops showed up and shut the party down.

  5. aoifemc said,

    Oh and yeah, can’t wait for Poland!

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