A busy way to end November and enter Christmas party season. Amongst other things there is something special every night – Pieta House benefit night tonight with Bell XI, Lisa O’Neill and Jape in what is bound to be a sell out night. Tomorrow is Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes in Tivoli.

On Wednesday, Women on Wednesdays returns to Whelans. The event is a collaborative initiative between Whelan’s, Aidlink Ireland & Born Optimistic which aims to provide a platform for female artistry, whilst raising funds for Aidlink’s Girls’ Education Programme in rural Kenya. This weeks line up has Extravision, Molly Sterling, Maija Sofia

Meanwhile on Thursday a gig has just sneaked in. Billy Liar is Scotland’s finest angry and articulate guitar-slinging storytelling songwriter hits the road in the UK & Ireland, in support of his long-awaited forthcoming full-length LP, produced by Joe McMahon, of American ‘Fat Wreck Chords’ punk rock band, Smoke Or Fire. I’ve seen him a couple of times and his live set is full of power

Friday is full of choice but I;m pretty sure Peter hook‘s set in the Academy will be somethings else.

Saturday is Buddyfest – What the orgsanisers like to call BuddyCore presents its first gathering in Bohs on Dec 2nd, It;s some line up with Belfasts United Bottles ably assisted by The Nilz, Deathgrip, ShitHatt, Immaculate Deception, Lawfucker, Doppelskangers, Jobseekers. With such a huge line up doors will open early. Admission price from 16:00 – 19:30 is 10Euro and then goes to 15 euro Adm after 19:30 so get down early.

I can’t really say save the best til last but Sunday has some treat in store. 4 years ago I interviewed Rocket From the Crypt frontman John Reis for thumped cool/ And now their back. Rejoice

Phew, some week and it all continues next Monday with Wolves in the Throne Room

This Weeks Gigs – November 27 – December 4

TOGETHER ALONE: BELL X1, LISA O’NEILL & JAPE – Whelan’s, November 27
Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes – Tivoli, November 28
Women on Wednesday with Extravision, Molly Sterling, Maija Sofia – Whelans, November 29
Billy Liar, Dust Heart – The Bowery Nov 30th
Wild Front, vinci – Whelans, December 1
Fia Rua, Lisa McLaughlin, Nicole Rourke, Zambra Dor – Annesley House, December 1
Alex Cameron – Workmans Club, December 1
Mutefish, New Secret Weapon, Chancer, Vernon Jane, Punch Face Champions, Megacone, Bicurious, A Burial At Sea – The Bowery, December 1
Gemitaiz, Madman, Priestess – Grand Social, December 1
Peter Hook and the Light – Academy, December 1
Fujiya and Miyagi – Button Factory, December 2
The Terrorsaurs – Thomas House, December 2
Buddyfest with United Bottles, The Nilz, Deathgrip, ShitHatt, Immaculate Deception, Lawfucker, Doppelskangers, Jobseekers – Bohs bar, December 2
The Divils 
Perfume Genius – Tivoli, December 2
The Undertones – Academy, December 2
Algiers – Grand Social, December 2
Rocket from the Crypt – Whelans, December 3
Wolves In The Throne Room – Whelans, December 4

Full list of upcoming gigs this week and beyond here

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