The Murder Capital are nearly getting the same praise as Fontaines DC these days and they are bringing their noisy post punk stuff to Vicar Street on Thursday. Three nights later the same venue sees the return of Sleater Kinney. We use the word legend with great frequency in the 21st Century but Sleater Kinney can lay some claim to that word for their presence in influencing women to get out and play music. Along with Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney have been leaders in a riot grrl movement that still needs leaders. I wrote about Carrie Brownsteins book a while back – why not try and read it before Sunday. Gigi of the week is no less influential trailblazers Trouble Pilgrims. Better known as being 3/4 of the radiators the Trouble Pilgrims take the songs to a new level of country and have an all ages gig on Sunday afternoon. That gives you a chance to catch then AND Sleater Kinney. If not that then pop along to Liberty Hall on Saturday and hear what Stiff records legend Dave Robinson has to say about the record label, the records and the era of that band.

This Weeks Gigs in Dublin
Ana Vitoria – Whelans, Feb 24
Jacob Henley, Isaac Butler, Fiona Harte – lost lane, Feb 24
IMAR – Whelans, Feb 25
The Growlers – Button Factory, Feb 25
Franc Moody – Button Factory, Feb 26
Garret Bake and the Random Nouns – Whelans, Feb 26
The Murder Capital – Vicar Street, Feb 27
AINDRIAS DE STAIC & THE LATCHIKOS (w/ RÓNÁN Ó SNODAIGH) – Whelans, Feb 27
THE LAST BOYS, RED HERON + SINK – Whelans Upstairs, Feb 27
Roe – Whelans, Feb 28
Example – Academy, Feb 28
Varo – The SoundHouse, Feb 28
Manoevres – Grand Social, Feb 28
Rouen – Fibbers, Feb 28
Cory Wong – Button Factory, Feb 28
Modena City Ramblers – Opium, feb 28
Blue fish diamond, Amy ellen – bloody Mary’s, Feb 28
Ritual Sea, Rachael Lavelle – Whelans, Feb 28
Quangodelic – Sin É, Feb 28
Karma Police – Grand Social, Feb 29
Hydra E – The SoundHouse, Feb 29
Daddy Long Legs – Sugar Club, Feb 29
Pazuzu – Thomas house, Feb 29
Jerry Fish – Whelans, Feb 29
Kiefer Sutherland – Academy, Feb 29
Khakikid – Whelans Upstairs, Feb 29
The Lady Grew – The SoundHouse, Mar 1
Trouble Pilgrims, Coade – Wild Duck, Mar 1
Sleater Kinney – Vicar St, Mar 1
Hot 8 brass band – Academy, Mar 1

A list of all upcoming gigs is available here

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