This weeks Dublin gigs: Sep 12 – 17

As the schools and colleges head back and darker nights descends it it still relatively quiet on the gigs front but the big one this week is Stu Daly with Erica Freas and Sinead White upstairs in Whelans. Stu is the guitarist in Chewie, Erica has been in loads of bands including RVIVR. Enemies in the Button Factory the following night will be a bonus for all those who spent time going to gigs in Kilcoole in the late 2000's. The band are getting back together after a hiatus of about 15 years. For those looking for some introspection to their music Foggy Notions are bringing over Lael Neale to the Workmans Club on Thursday

The beauty of songs

Tonight Patrick Barrett bared his soul in a way not sung about by Rites of Spring. He played his last album in full, a record written during lockdown and a period of looking after his elderly parents. A time of beauty, strange beauty at that. And I looked on and relate to much of what he sings about

The man that is Rollins

Henry Rollins is like a well 62 year old regularly serviced oiled machine that can operate for hours without a break. The reliable machine that never breaks down in a factory producing items 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.