Sunday 8 June 2014

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - National Concert Hall, June 7th, 2014

A sublime evening - they make it look so easy. No recording or photography permitted at NCH, which is strictly enforced, so just a couple of very blurry, surreptitiously snatched, pics. But also one of my signed vinyl copy of Toumani & Sidiki, they did the honours in the foyer afterwards.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Gary Clark Jr. - The Button Factory, June 4th, 2014

What a privilege, and a pleasure, to have been there: an understated, unshowy guitarist, who nevertheless makes every note count. There's no grandstanding, and he understands that his considerable musicianship is always in the service of the song. Well, I had a good time...

Sunday 1 June 2014

Forbidden Fruit, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Saturday, May 31st

Some snaps from yesterday's bash, featuring And So I Watch You From Afar, The Flaming Lips, dancing crowds, Jane, Des and, of course, Kevin Shields with The Flaming Lips, doing a cover of Bowie's "Heroes".