The Weekend Has Nearly Arrived - Here's Where To Go To Celebrate

Beats and vibes.

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If you were lucky enough to get to Metropolis last weekend then there's an extremely high chance you caught a whopper gig somewhere along the way. So if you're like me and that's only whet your appetite for more music, then look no further - here's the top five concerts taking place this weekend!

This week we've got local rockers, an electronic up and comer, a techno veteran, a true indie general and a hip-hop legend. Enjoy!

Friday

Hail The Ghost @ Whelans

The world's slickest Garda, Kieran O' Reilly (Love/Hate), brings his newest project - the alt-rock group Hail The Ghost - to Whelans' main stage this evening in what looks to be a very tasty display of homegrown music.

Comparisons to Interpol and The National are made in the most positive sense - this is a very tidy-sounding modern rock group indeed.

Dip presents: Jayda G @ Jigsaw

This is an intriguing new location and approach for a well-regarded disco/house night. Jigsaw just north of Mountjoy Square, is an intimate BYOB space open 'til late.

Jayda G is a quality booking - a Canadian DJ who splits her time between Vancouver and Berlin, she's only recently made the move into producing, with very promising results.

This promises to be a night of supreme boogie with a nice slightly-out-of-the-way vibe to create an intimate atmosphere.

Curve presents Joris Voorn @ Button Factory

While you might not immediately recall who Joris Voorn is, chances are your favourite DJ has a music crush on him.

Working quietly from his Rotterdam studio since 2000, Voorn's experimental approach and strong family background in music has borne some incredible fruit in the form of deep, soulful techno cuts.

This Friday's Button Factory gig is an invaluable chance to catch the man himself up on stage with all his live tools at his disposal.

Sunday

Kurt Vile & The Violators @ Vicar Street

Easily one of the most iconic songwriters of the modern ear, Kurt Vile operates in the space forged by lo-fi darling Beck in the 90s, except with a touch more bluegrass influences and more sass.

Last year Vile sold out both Dublin performances, so if you haven't hopped on a ticket yet, promptly make your way to the nearest online checkout!

Talib Kweli @ Sugar Club

One of the most respected elders in the hip-hop game, Kweli's work has been known to emulate the most pressing issues in hip-hop and black America.

Sunday sees him make a rare appearance in Ireland, bringing his incredibly finessed, socially-conscious style to the Sugar Club's stage.

A must for hip-hop heads in the city.

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Written By

Evan Musgrave

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