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6 Roadmap For those one green house short of a red hotel 12 Threads This month filed a $19million loss 14 Gaspar Noé Going for the money shot 18 Grinderman Not to be confused with Grindr Men 22 Speedminton The story of a man eternally shuttlecocked 26 The Great Gaff Hunt The boxroom rebellion
30 Listings Plus the 2010 Theatre Festival, Adebisi Shank, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Culture. 50 La Superba Genoally speaking. 56 The Runaways Our Scando fashion shoot, as opposed to dodgy shots of Dakota Fanning 62 Barfly Boxed in the face by Twentyone punters and still sipping
66 Bitesize Roast pidgin with Pablo Picante 72 Film Oh Mother, where art thou? 74 Games Watching the Super Mario movie for research 75 Print Our print review returns, now with added Crack. 76 Audio Gushing out our guts over a golden month
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GJSTU UIJOHT GJSTU At our last launch party we were blessed with a terribly sadistic spoken-word slot from Scarleh Fer Yer Ma Fer Havin’ Yeh. Anybody who didn’t read our write-up on Scarleh last month, a) go to the back of the class and, b) read these catch up notes: Scarleh is a roomful of tipsy people reading out various childhood and adolescent artifacts which really should never have escaped the dust-ridden Hula Hoops box in your attic stuffed full of diaries, pass-notes, and poison pen letters intended for your annoying and really quite smelly ex that you didn’t want to send for risk of later Garda investigations. And so, this month’s editorial comes to you straight from a KP box and a (significantly deranged) 11-year-old me... “Ten four, Mister Evans. Over.” There was a cackling [sic.] of static. I was unconscious immediately. The tranquilizer of succinylcholine [???] and chloride [????] made sure of that. The next time I woke I was in a cage a big cage full of Sparkballs. I couldn’t feel my arms or legs or anywhere else. I looked down with my eyes. No wonder I couldn’t feel my limbs. They weren’t there!! Sparkballs bounced off me, but I didn’t feel a thing. Well at least I now how know now how [sic.] they make Sparkballs. I like to give an extra shock to anyone who picks me up, and I get to see Doncaster United play all the time. ... 55/70 Mr. O’Sullivan Lots of imagination. Daniel Gray
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roadmap words // ROSALIND ABBOTT and ROISÍN KIBERD
Pre-loved is the way to go. Those who flock to brocante and flea markets know it. The hipsters whose apartments are casually strewn with clashing plates and mismatched chairs – they know it. But the reality of hunting down good quality vintage furniture is often much less glam than the idea of it (they don’t call them ‘flea’ markets for no reason), often involving hours of rummaging through dubious collections with little results. So it’s welcome news that Industry – the first specialist shop of its kind in Ireland – has just opened its doors on Smock Alley, Temple Bar. Choosing to stock only carefully chosen, high quality items, Industry sells an eclectic mix of vintage, up-cycled and modern pieces that will add a little character to your home. This emphasis on quality makes the shopping experience more akin to that of a high-end department store than a second-hand fair – but the perks of snagging a truly unique purchase remain. With a speciality in industrial furniture from the thirties and forties (all hand-picked from European antique and vintage markets by owner Vanessa Mac Innes), that quirky, pre-loved interior you’ve been lusting after is now a lot easier to find.
Back to school is a bitch, be it college, Leaving Cert or just that boring desk job you never meant to end up in. But what makes it more tolerable is the excuse to splash out on stationary; a clean white page of a brand new notebook is enough to clear the mind and inspire all sorts of creative epiphanies. We’re massive Moleskine nerds here at TD, but if you fancy trying out something new and staggeringly avant-garde, then check out Muji’s Chronotebook, an award-winning day planner which forces you to think outside the grid by disposing of traditional linear planning, replacing the lines with a simple ‘AM’ and ‘PM’ circle in the centre of each day, around which you section out the hours of each day. ‘We want to write things that are more important in BIGGER sizes,’ says its designer, Wong Kok Kiong. ‘Our lives cannot be so easily and clearly divided into equal parcels.’ If only our tutors were so understanding...
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Starting up an ambitious three-day design festival sounds like an unlikely plan in the midst of a harsh economic downturn â€“ especially in a city which isnâ€™t (yet) a big player on the international design front. But drawing upon their contacts and experience made in the artistic epicentres of New York, London and the like during the boom, thatâ€™s exactly what creative trio Bren Byren, Richard Seabrooke and Peter Oâ€™Dwyer decided to do. And my, hasnâ€™t the risk paid off. Offset â€“ now only in itâ€™s second year â€“ is already pretty much an obligation for anyone in the design industry (or with a keen interest in the field) living in Ireland. Itâ€™s only a matter of time before it becomes an art-calendar staple amongst those on foreign shores as well. The festival kicks off on September 26, with a series of smaller events taking place in various venues around Dublin: expect clubnights, gallery openings, performances and showcases. However itâ€™s on the first weekend of October (1-3) that the ball really gets rolling, as the ticketed part of the festival begins â€“ this year taking place in the Libeskinddesigned Grand Canal Theatre. A celebrative marriage of art, design, illustration, animation, fashion and photography, the weekend will see talks, discussions and workshops from the king pins of the creative world, both Irish and international.
5"-,5"-,5"-, Remember when MTV was the voice of a generation, rather than just showing re-runs of My Super Sweet Sixteen? Probably not, but the man who put classic Music Television on the map with his â€œI want my MTVâ€? campaign, George Lois, will be sharing his ad-world genius at Offset. A leading figure of the sixtiesâ€™ so-called â€˜creative revolutionâ€™, Lois comes from that golden age of advertising when the industry seemed more like a countercultural threat to the system than a corporate brain-washing tool. With that in mind, you might also recognise the New Yoik innovatorâ€™s iconic Esquire covers, including the controversial â€˜Passion of Muhammad Aliâ€™ (pictured) and a memorable shot of Andy Warhol drowning in a Campbellâ€™s Soup can. Also stepping up the stage to share some pearls of wisdom are Scott Dadich (Creative Director of the obscene-amountof-award-winning Wired magazine); street art superstar Steve â€˜Espoâ€™ Powers (works pictured) and many more movers and shakers from both in front of and behind the scenes in various creative industries.
Although talks make up the bulk of Offsetâ€™s line-up, thereâ€™s also plenty more on the bill to give your brain cells some stimulation. For those not content with just listening to other people speak, there will be several discussions taking place, on topics spanning from fashion to the future of publishing. You can also get your hands dirty in a series of workshops by Red & Grey and Original Print, or learn how to bag the internship of your dreams courtesy of DETAIL Design. But if all that just sounds like hard work, youâ€™ll also get the chance to kick back and watch Spike Jonzeâ€™s highly acclaimed robot love story, Iâ€™m Here, amongst other gems of animation and short films.
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If experiencing art in a white-walled gallery – or surrounded by sycophants who only turned up for the free wine – bores you to tears, you might want to consider escaping to Limerick for the Tweak Festival (September 13-25). Now in it’s third year, the cult festival seeks to bring contemporary art to life by focusing on all things interactive, engaging and electronic. Throw into the mix a series of talks, workshops, performances and DJ sets and you have a whole new approach to exhibiting art: the emphasis is no longer on ‘seeing’ but ‘experiencing’ the works. Alongside the carefully-curated Tweak Exhibition (which takes place in Limerick’s Bedford Row from the 17th until the 24th), aspects of visual culture and electronic art will also be explored through less traditional art mediums. The Tweak Cinema, for example, will be screening a selection of short films, animations, motion graphics and (this one sounds intriguing) ‘interactive movies’ on the 18th – and it’s free entry to boot. Meanwhile, Tweak Live will bring to the stage the ‘warm electronic music’ of Cignol and the eighties electro/hip-hop inspired Sarsparilla for a tenner on the 22nd (€5 if you’re a student). This year’s event will be the last one to take place in its birthplace of Limerick; the organisers have their sights set on either Dublin or Galway for next year’s bash, so watch this space.
As Trinity students eke the last drops from their J1s, the College grounds this month play host to a collection of the world’s best action and adventure sports photography. Red Bull Illume will exhibit the 50 best photos of a big fat pile of shots entered in this year’s Image Quest from sunset on, culminating in a prize-giving ceremony for the very, very best of the lot. Get down and put bets on your favourite. www.redbullillume.com
A successful Fringe usually entails attending the most off-the-beaten-track performances and installations, hunting down two-man shows about the perils of S&M parties in back lanes and trying to get to the third stop of a walking production before anybody notices you weren’t there for the first scene - this year’s centerpiece, however, is all-inclusive. Northsiders and Southsiders can eyeball each other over Fergal McCarthy’s Liffeytown, an installation of perspex-and-LED-hewn Monopoly-like gaffs between O’Connell and Ha’penny Bridge. A comment piece which interacts with the urban space in the lineage of last year’s Playhouse rendering of Liberty Hall, Liffeytown’s point is a blunt, but necessary comment on the property implosion in a mid-recession Dublin - whether its point hits home or not, the river invasion is a playful, pretty installation that’ll be lighting up the Liffey like a Millenium Clock between the 12th and 26th of September.
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To us the words ‘Urban Mobility’ imply Luas lines and Dublin City Council bicycles, but in fashion terms it spells something infinitely more exciting. Sportswear brand Puma work in collaboration with Hussein Chalayan (the Bjork-endorsed design legend behind ‘wearable furniture’ and ‘portable architecture’) on a line of activewear, using laidback, minimal designs which play around with shape and fabric textures. Layers of fine black jersey drape across leggings and fitted skirts with a hint of latex fetish-chic, topped with cocoon-like padded jackets and durable wedge-heel boots. The line redefines what ‘activewear’ really means, a sleek, polished and comfortable look for the person who lives without pausing for breath. http://www.shop-eu.puma.com
We like local industry, especially when it looks this cool. Blogger, DJ and allround uber-dude Posh Josh is the Dublin-based creative force behind a line of t-shirts with a confrontational aesthetic to put all that high street graphic-rabble in the shade. In between scratching vinyl and curating a wildly popular photo blog he’s created FucknFilthy, a line of irreverent graphic motifs on tshirts for girls and guys, including the amazing tiger tee pictured. Inside the label reads ‘I know what you’re thinking, bitch. This is the sexiest fucking t-shirt you’ve ever seen.’ Too right; just remember to machine-wash to keep your Filthy fresh.. http://fucknfilthy.bigcartel.com
Greed is good, and so are briefcases. If the eighties taught us anything about style, it’s that sometimes the most formulaic, yuppie-ish workwear can also be rather exciting. Postalco are a Japanese stationery company turned bag designers, with a fascination for post and communications that carries into their designs as a theme. From their calfskin envelope-style briefcases to their leather portfolios and markedly un-geeky and document bags, each old-school piece is hand made in Japan and stamped with their quirky logo of a carrier pigeon. Simple and meticulously-crafted accessories to please the Patrick Bateman in all of us. Available from http://ace.openingceremony.us/
Cat ladies get a bad rep. A feline fetish has always been a warning sign of early-onset dementia, but for kitsch factor and cuteness, puffy-faced cats just can’t be beat; witness the sudden preponderence of pouty felines on music artwork, from the cover of the Klaxon’s latest offerings to the Siamese cats all over Grizzly Bear’s merch. And now quirk-merchants Paul and Joe have transplanted feline features onto their lipsticks, of all the odd things. Boxed in their signature retroprint packaging, the catty cosmetics come in ‘Clair de Lune’, a mulberry-toned nude shade, and ‘Over the Moon’, a glossy coral-pink. Available from strawberrynet.com
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TRIPPING THE VOID PHILOSOPHY AND CGI PENISES WITH GASPAR NOÉ
aspar Noé is one of the world’s most divisive, loathed and admired directors, this month releasing his third feature-length film, Enter The Void, on the international market. It is loosely based on the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, and deals with the “trip” experienced by a young man in Tokyo after his own death, a sort of ghostPOV journey fashioned using groundbreaking cinematography and which, I can assure you, is like nothing you’ve ever seen before in the cinema. Noé is perhaps best known for his 2002 feature, Irreversible, a rape-revenge story told in reverse, which features scenes of brutal violence, both physical and sexual, and which divided audiences worldwide under banners marked “Genius” and “Pervert”. After he seems to guess my surname when I introduce myself (apparently his PR lady informed him in advance, but he observes that “there are too many Murphys in Ireland”), we get to discussing more important matters.
Maybe we can talk about your new film, Enter The Void, which I saw at the Jameson Film Festival earlier this year. It’s been released in Ireland? The theatrical cut is being released next month, I think, I saw the festival cut - in the UK, it’s the end of September. Actually, I was in Ireland to show my first film, I Stand Alone, at a festival. Really? It was released over here? Not theatrically, I think, just at the festival. Because I wasn’t able to get it on DVD over here, so I had to download it, and the subtitling was pretty poor, it was just some guy’s take on the translation, nothing official. I think it’s banned over here. No, no, it was not even released on DVD in England, it was just on... eh... VHS. It wasn’t banned. Okay, I was surprised that it wasn’t available, especially given that Irreversible is, I suppose, quite a popular arthouse DVD over here, and is more graphic than I Stand Alone. They’re two very different films. Has your general outlook changed at all over your career? I mean, Enter The Void certainly isn’t as angry a film as
Irreversible. I don’t think it’s an angry film, really. When you try to make a film about murder, rape, war or whatever, either you go and you show it or you avoid your subject for commercial reasons... I suppose when I said “angry”, maybe a better word would be “fatalistic”? In a way I would say my first feature was more angry because I had less money, and it was very difficult to produce it... Eh, but at the same time it was a funny movie and Irreversible is also a bit funny and maybe this film [Enter The Void] is the least funny of the three, even if it’s more sentimental and less graphic. The graphicness of your films is the subject of much controversy, is this something you actively court? I’m not going for the controversy, no, it’s secondary to the filmmaking, where you’re trying to make movies that you like watching yourself or stuff that you haven’t seen before. Some people might have a problem with that, but to get the film financed - sometimes the controversy can help a film so the producers are saying that it’s an audacious movie in order that people will go to see it. But for the
man with a hammer… Where are they from? Somewhere in Eastern Europe, I think. That must be what I saw, it’s a man next to a road and these two kids beside him. The terrifying thing about it is they kill him just like they were killing a fish or something.
director, it’s just a case of making the movie that you would like to make. I know that sometimes I buy this magazine called - I don’t know what it’s called where you’re from - but over here it’s Detective, it’s got all these real crime stories and I buy it - not often, maybe once every four months - and the stories are so dramatic that they give you lots of ideas for things. But if you were to try to transfer them into a movie they would be very conventional - the audience can see the make-up and the lighting and the acting - by the time you’re finished, the story that you had read which was just three pages long, is more powerful than any film adaptation. So the formal properties of the film are what’s particularly important? The thing is that, with cinema, people are so used to watching movies and things on TV that there comes a point where you don’t trust anything on screen. So that’s when, sometimes, some directors push the limits just to get an emotional reaction. Even kids watching horror movies know that nobody really died, or they know that the actress who dies will be coming up next week in another movie. Of course now we have direct access, on the internet, to footage of people being actually killed. Yeah, I saw one the other day - my friend told me I should check it out - and it was the coldest and most terrifying image of murder that I have seen, and it was committed by these kids. I don’t know how this can be put on the ‘net! There’s a video up of three guys killing a
It’s kind of fucked up that these are the kinds of things we have access to and yet I’ve watched Irreversible countless times and certain scenes have never gotten less harrowing. There’s an immediate quality to the film that forces those processes on you, like a ‘dream-state’ filled with this awful violence. That’s one of the qualities that the new film has, is that it’s hypnotic, and you get drawn into the ‘dream-state’ and even if you don’t follow the story, the imagery is interesting, beautiful enough that you can move through it like that. Enter The Void takes it to another level, visually - I mean, you talk about wanting to make films that you haven’t seen before and this is certainly one of those. Or films that are a mixture of things you’ve seen before, I mean I love 2001: A Space Odyssey, I love Salo, I love some aerial shots from Brian De Palma’s movies and some from I Am Cuba... and you take all these elements from movies that you like and put them in one project and call it your project and… Is that a kind of reductive view of your role as a director? I think people who maybe don’t work in the film industry think it’s a lot more magical than the directors might necessarily. It’s very, very difficult to make a movie, to get the visual elements correct and the acting, et cetera, and I would say that, for a film director, it’s all about doing magic tricks and you enjoy that other people believe them but you don’t believe in them yourself. If you do documentary, that’s another game, I guess, and I’d love to do a documentary on something that interests me at some point. I don’t know what that might be though. I was watching this one called Lake Of Fire by Tony Kaye and it was so powerful. I could continue doing narrative movies or experimental movies and still try documentary; there’s no urgency to get it finished and… You might have less problems with censorship as well. Well, I’ve never had problems with cen-
THE ABOMINABLE GRINDERMAN
OBSESSION FOR MEN
words // DANIEL GRAY pictures // DEIRDRE O’CALLAGHAN and POLLY BORLAND
She was raised by beasts Photographed by vultures Here come the Wolfman! The Abominable Snowman! Gotta little poison Gotta little gun Sitting in the bathtub Waiting for the Wolfman to come - Nick Cave, Heathen Child If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. - Thomas Pynchon
‘I have difficulties seperating my nightmares from reality,’ Jim Sclavunos*, eyes locked on mine like I’m the very hypnagogic incubus sat on his sleeping back. ‘My dreams are populated by the people I know.’ ‘Are you potentially in a nightmare right now?’ ‘Oh man, this one of the worst fuckin’ ones.’ Pow. At least we’re all in Sclavunos night terror together. To call spades spades seems barely necessary - nobody locked in a small room on a sweaty day with Nick Cave** is bound for sweet dreams. Cave is reclined in a member’s club chair dressed not in the expected threepiece suit, but a Hawaiian shirt buttoned down to the belly-button, his chest saved from total exposure by a knackery gold chain, faintly perspiring - he looks like a Tussaud’s version of himself done up accidentally in the Miami Vice boys’ outfits. He doesn’t like me. I can tell because he’s not really looking at the side of the table I’m on, and also because he keeps saying things like ‘Jesus man, the Norwegian guy who was in here before you was easier to understand than you.’ Sclavunos today is his sartorial antithesis, amply-bearded, preacher-suited, and making some laserlike eye contact that also doesn’t hide the fact he doesn’t like me very much either, but here we are in a makeshift EMI meeting room, so let’s just all try to get along. ‘Ask better questions.’ I’m trying! I’m trying! Rather than exploring the golden, but well-worn path into Cave and Sclavunos’ artistically fascinating and turbulent careers, the aim is to hack into the core of the Grinderman project. Shoot me for saying it, but I’ve never really lost myself in either the Bad Seeds’ or the Birthday Party’s work. Grinderman, on the other hand, has a 100% hit rate so far. Formed in 2006 as an outlet for a more visceral sound and an open-plan band dynamic than the post-Lyre of Orpheus/Abbatoir Blues Bad Seeds, the self-titled debut of Cave, Sclavunos, Warren Ellis (who brings not just the most fascinating instrumental contributions to the band, but has far and away the sickest beard), and bassist Martyn Casey was a coiled cobra of an album - all death stares and venomous fangs. It was a sexual record in the rock tradition - from the frustrated libidinous
ness of No Pussy Blues to Get It On’s character who has ‘fucked the girls you’re probably married to’, the positioning of rudimentary guitar at the centre of the album’s most compelling moments a curiously phallocentric alter-ego to the more flowery, evangelical direction of the then-contemporary Bad Seeds - the trait running through both bands was feverish obsession. Grinderman 2 is a different beast (quite literally - the artwork of its predecessor featured a monkey, this one an arctic dog prowling a living room - ‘you’ll have to see the inner-sleeve artwork for the wolf to make sense). It opens in a fit of Shellac-y post-hardcore bass and No Pussy Blues explosions in Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man, but grows into a stoner-rock monster (When My Baby Comes hits like Queens of the Stone Age) with exemplary atmospheric work by Ellis (What I Know is composed of just Cave’s voice, a hushed mix of looped ghost noise and gentle kick drum). Violins and pianos are more prominent. It draws from a lusher template. Thematically, though, Worm Tamer and Kitchenette stand as the only overtly sexual songs you can guess at the innuendo from song title alone. The first album seemed a lot more overtly sexual, lyrically. What happened to the No Pussy Blues? Did Grinderman get laid? ‘You young guys,’ Cave drawls. ‘You see everything through a prism of sleaze. When you get to our age you have a different view of sex. It doesn’t have to permeate everything, you know?’ Well, yeah, but you sing about putting your fingers in someone’s biscuit jar. Grinderman definitely deals with masculinity a lot, sex is surely part of that?
‘Exploring masculinity is a big part of it. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable with the first record.’ Why do you think that is. Reverse sexism? ‘I don’t feel very comfortable even talking about it. It’s unpleasant for people to be confronted with.’ There seems to be this particular character that runs through a lot of your
Exploring masculinity is a big part of it. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable with the first record. work - on Get It On, back in stuff like [The Murder Ballads’] Stagger Lee, and in the Proposition [Cave’s Ray Winstonestarring movie that remains possibly his most intriguing piece of work to date], but that really typifies Grinderman, a character I’d call ‘the motherfucker’. ‘The motherfucker?’ The guy who’s a law unto himself and does whatever he wants. Is there not a degree of persona between you all in Grinderman that is playing out that character? ‘No.’ No? ‘I think there’s more focus on our particular personalities in Grinderman that isn’t the Bad Seeds, because it’s just the four of us,’ Jim takes the reigns. ‘I
wouldn’t have thought there was any persona involved.’ Cave leans across the table and swivels the notes sheet in front of me towards him. ‘What else have you got here... The Abominable Snowman?’ Yeah, you invoke the Abominable Snowman on two different songs on the album. What’s the significance? ‘I used to have all these terrible nightmares as a kid about the Abominable Snowman.’ Really? He couldn’t have been very much of a threat in Australia. ‘I don’t know. People have stopped worrying about him, like he doesn’t exist anymore. But he’s fuckin’ scary.’ A motherfucker, you could say. Let’s move away from lyrics. The template on the album includes more familiar elements from the Bad Seeds, is the function of the band still the same? ‘We recorded this album in the same fashion as the last album, in a short burst. We’re very, very happy with it. Grinderman for us is still an entirely different unit.’ Do you still surprise yourselves as musicians? ‘Yes, completely. It’s not worth pursuing if you don’t grow from one work to the next.’ Grinderman II is out right now. * CV: Sonic Youth, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman ** CV: The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, various soundtracks with Warren Ellis, books And the Ass Saw The Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro.
DRUG SMUGGLING, BORDER HOPPING AND SEVEN SEAS SAILING WITH THE INVENTOR OF REALLY QUICK BADMINTON. words and pictures // CONOR CREIGHTON
his is a story about Bill Bandes, the man who invented speedminton. What, you’ve never heard of speedminton before? Well, soon as I clear that up, I’ll continue. See speedminton is a marriage of racket sports. But just like Princess Diana’s old situation, there are three in this marriage too. You take a basic squash racket, modify the shuttlecock from badminton and steal tennis’s style of playing and you’ve got speedminton. Speedminton is the hipster summer sport. It can be played with a cigarette on your lip and a cold beer in your hand. Bill, the inventor and mascot-in-chief, wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, so let’s get back to his story. Bill Bandes was born in Eastern Germany in a small town famous for having the biggest cement factory in all Europe. Nothing else. Big personalities don’t last long in small towns, but it was Bill’s mother, not Bill, who set him travelling for the first time. She had just been divorced. She was broke. She said to Bill, “We have two options: we turn the gas on or we escape to the West.” Luckily for you, me and Bill they went with option two and took an illegal train ride into
West Berlin and freedom. It was 1960 in West Germany, and Bill and his mother were sent from refugee camp to refugee camp before they were given a home. They were Germans all right, just not the right kind. Some youngsters get used to not having homes. They find their security in other deeper, hidden places instead of between front and back gardens. So for Bill it made perfect sense to leave his mother when he was fifteen and go make a life for himself at sea. He hitchhiked to Hamburg and applied for work on the first ship he saw. ‘It was the golden age of sea travel,’ says Bill. ‘Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Morocco.’ He lists off the countries like old friends. Bill got work as a steward meaning his job was to serve the captain and to wash dishes. By the time he’d turned sixteen he could speak Spanish, had broken a few Latin American hearts and was building the mental muscle that would get him through the rough times ahead. Now a thing about Bill. He talks slowly. His words come out with the lazy speed of bowling balls returning from the gutter because Bill’s a pothead. He canes anything from nothing to ten joints a day.
What this means is that time undergoes an alteration when you’re in Bill’s company. Minutes stretch into hours, afternoon slides into evening, and you find yourself cancelling further appointments until it’s just you, Bill and the moonlight. But the stories grip. ‘I got fired on my second tour at sea,’ says Bill. He was sent to the kitchen to wash the crew’s dishes. Bill only washed up for the captain, remember? He did it but told the cook in charge that he didn’t like to be spoken to like a skivvy. He got a slap across the face and left for his cabin. His first officer followed him in and said that if he didn’t get down to the kitchen fast he’d hit him so hard he’d go head first through the cabin window. “I offered him my cheek,” Bill says, “and he fired me on the spot. We were near the Azores in the middle of the trip, and I had to pay the rest of the way from my wages.” He arrived home owing more than he made, but on the upshot, Bill now had a motto. “Head first through the window, that’s my way,” he says. Bill wasn’t just hard-necked, he was cute too. One time his ship docked in Russia. It was winter and minus forty degrees. The Russians saw Bill’s good German boots, scarf and coat and paid big money for them. Bill then did a little currency exchange with the rest of his crew and doubled his Rubles into Deutschmarks. But truth be told, apart from the odd up, Bill’s economic fortunes have always been down. He’s fifty-eight now and in spite of being the inventor of a very successful product, he’s no tycoon and he’s got no living legacy. ‘Sure, maybe I would have married,’ Bill says, ‘But I’ve always been broke and it’s hard for a woman to understand a man obsessed with shuttlecocks.’ The shuttlecock obsession began late for Bill. But he’d have to fight the law on a couple of occasions before that came about. Bill came home to Germany and started living in Bavaria. Problem is, Bill was no typical Bavarian; he was a hippie with the take-no-shit attitude of a sailor and the drug appetite of a Rastafarian. “People like me were hunted like criminals,” says Bill. “I was arrested for possession and given a ten month suspended sentence.” A suspended sentence is not a get out of jail card, it’s more like a swinging axe hanging over your head, and if you so much as fuck up the once, it’ll chop you down. Bill took off to Copenhagen and the hippie commune of Christiania. When his parole officer eventually caught up with him, he said he’d have to come back and do the time for breaking probation. Authority has never had much luck with Bill. He’s a friendly character. Charming as a crooner, with the gift of turning simple speech into magic spells. But you wouldn’t want to tell him what to do. And so it followed that instead of coming back to Bavaria to serve his time, Bill
moved to Berlin and went underground until the police finally caught him three years later. He was thrown in a Berlin prison. He took it with the usual stoic attitude that he’d taken every other setback with. “When you’ve already crossed two oceans at the age of sixteen, what can hurt you?” he says, “I was formed at sea. It makes you strong. Many popular people have visited jail. I was only in there for drugs. For green leaves. I’ve never felt like a criminal.” But that’s how he was seen, and it didn’t help that his drug of choice had recently upgraded to heroin. He got caught again. This time it looked like he’d go down for a decent stretch. He fled to Venezuela and stayed in South America for ten years. In that time he quit heroin. The ten years ground the last hard German corners from his character. “I feel more like a Latino than a German,” says Bill. “I walk slowly. I don’t rush. I like to say manana to everything.” And that’s the god’s honest truth. Bill always schedules meetings for late in the afternoon and can hang out shooting the breeze like he was raised under a Sombrero in a rain-parched plaza. When Bill began to miss home he flew back to Germany and slipped into Berlin again. This time he’d really have to go underground and wait for his wanted order to go stale. He found a girl and lived with her for seven years. He fell in love but it’s hard to let yourself go when even the slightest bit of police attention could send you back to prison. “If I crossed the street and the green man turned red, I’d freeze in fear,” Bill says. Bill didn’t have much to do in that time apart from fretting and this is where the speedminton part kicks in. Berlin is full of parks. Bill hung out in those parks all day playing racket sports. “We played different,” Bill explains, “We had no rules and we played harder. Shit got broken all the time. Yamazaki, Yamaha, Victor, all the shit kept breaking down.” This is when Bill began work on speedminton. He’d develop a game that could not only withstand his rough treatment but also continue to work in the wind and in the darkness. Bill began to sketch his ideas and visit sports factories. “I’m no engineer,” he says, “I just love to play. It makes you very happy if you do it the right way.” Speedminton was invented, but first it was called shuttleball. “That was a bad name,” Bill admits but through these early mistakes, the long nights taking scissors to shuttlecocks and the trips to the patent office, speedminton as the hipsters in parks and the surfers on beaches know it today, was born. Each man kills the thing he loves, said an Irishman not a German. Bill sold speedminton and it was, he says, like ‘losing a child’. His business partners took the sport away from him and put him on a small salary that keeps the wolf from
the front of the door but doesn’t afford for much comfort behind it. “As an inventor you sacrifice everything,” Bill says, “It’s like monotheism and all my life I wanted to be plural.” The next step for Bill is to get out of Germany. The wandering feet haven’t left him. He plans to hit up his partners for some more money, and travel the world as a tourist playing speedminton on the best beaches in the world. “Waikiki, Peru, Lake Titikaka – the altitude would make the distance much further, can you imagine it?” Who knows if this is going to happen. Speedminton has become a big industry and Bill is growing superfluous to its needs. You still find Bill hanging out in the parks in Berlin handing out signed auto-
graphs if you’ll take one. He’ll bend your ear for a moment if you encourage him, and he’ll charm the pants off your girl without any encouragement. There’s some magic in the old sailor yet. It makes you think his fortunes will rise and he’ll come up smelling of roses. Bill always dresses for the beach, and soon as things work out you can bet that’s where you’ll find him. Racket in one hand, cocktail in the other with one eye on the game and the other on the beauties walking by. “Many inventors died unhappy. Many killed themselves because an inventor has to sell everything to make his dream come true. You’re like a spider in your own net and it’s dangerous. Luckily my invention is just a few grammes of plastic. So it won’t kill me.”
NO SLEEP ‘TIL STONEYBATTER A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO A RENTER’S MARKET words // DANIEL GRAY
Whether a converted attic formerly used to house Elvis 78’’s and sheets of asbestos or a disused windowless scullery that hasn’t seen a maid since the Land Acts, Dublin is brimming with landlords just gagging to house the city’s 50,000-ish students. Even the autodidacts amongst us have probably spent an inordinate amount of our adult lives in the scuzzy bedsits of student friends drinking Aldi cider and eating weed waffles - nevermind those who’ve had to survive an ovenless, microwave-less, TV-less, functioning-bed-less existence in those hours not spent passed out in college corridors. For Dublin natives without their wits about them, culchies with expectations of a house without a pig in the sitting room, and far-ﬂung foreign students who probably have laws against renting houses that don’t have roofs on them, Totally Dublin’s here to give your digs a dig out.
DUBLIN 1/DRUMCONDRA Average Rent: €500-900 Colleges: NCI, DIT, All Hallows, Mater Dei, St. Patrick’s Hot Spot: Parnell Street Chinese restaurants Not Spot: The Mater Hospital
DUBLIN 2 Average Rent: €500-900 Colleges: Trinity, DBS, DIT Hot Spot: The Trinity Pavilion on a Friday night Not Spot: The Trinity Pavilion on a Sunday morning Other than the perils of waking up to vomit in your letterbox and low-flying American tourists, living in town for anything approaching affordability is the apex of student living. Whether you’re a Citi Bar foam-party fiend or a reticent Ussher Library denizen, proximity to Trinity with a house around Pearse Street, the back-arse of Temple Bar, Leeson Street or Dame/George’s/Aungier Street equals automatic entrance to the student social motherlode. Better still - be a good boy or girl for your first two years in TCD and you could end up with on-campus digs. Immediately more impressive than Trinity Halls Rathmines-dwellers, D2 residents must learn to master the daily temptations associated with perambulating the city’s retail hub - though if you can afford rent around town (which starts at €400 a month and curves steeply upwards), you might well be doing your weekly shop in Fallon and Byrne anyway.
While the Northside city centre is something of a black hole for gaffs, if you push out a little further to Dorset Street single-glazed flats and bedsits that retain the smell of recently-passed elderly folk start popping up like rigor mortis. Drumcondra gets pretty leafy pretty fast, but if you’re teacher training and don’t want to make the commute from Blanchardstown or Leitrim or something, plunge into a house-share search around peripheral Drumcondra areas that probably aren’t officially Drumcondra at all. Just don’t tell anybody your house is really in Santry.
DUBLIN 3 Average Rent: €350-550 Colleges: Marino College Hot Spot: The Point Village Market’s big wheel. Not Spot: Fairview Park after 8pm. Maligned mostly because students are terrified of council flats, Dublin 3 is the Bargaintown of rented property in the city. With the North Strand, East Wall and Ballybough walking distance from the city centre, and Fairview a bus ride away, the non-business district portion of D3 offers a rake of not-so-claustrophobic houses and pretty much nothing to do except play football against your railings. Deal with the boredom by rolling around in the money you’re saving - just don’t expect any of your friends to visit you after dark.
DUBLIN 7 Average Rent: €350-600 Colleges: DIT Bolton St. Hot Spot: The house they filmed a bit of Back to the Future in. Not Spot: The house they filmed most of Angela’s Ashes in. The Northside’s student goldmine, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, and to a lesser extent Phibsborough are key for 2nd/3rd/4th year folk disillusioned by bedsit living - entire houses are available here if you’ve made friends with people who also like to subsist on a diet of Crunchy Nut and Camel Lights. D7 is almost entirely terraced, and even though you might have run the gauntlet of a gaff with woodchip interior, you’re likely to land yourself a double bedroom for under €400 a month, plus a back garden you can barbecue wild cats in on sunny days. Location-wise, you’re peripheral to most of the enjoyable things in life, but there’s nothing better than coming home to a barbecued cat after a long day of lectures.
DUBLIN 8 Average Rent: €350-550 Colleges: NCAD, Portobello College, Griffith College Hot Spot: Francis Street’s ‘Antique Quarter’ Not Spot: Inchicore, in general
DUBLIN 6/6W Average Rent: €325 - €550 Colleges: Portobello College Hot Spot: That glorious midpoint on the Rathmines Road between Aldi and Lidl Not Spot: That inglorious intersection between a LUAS and your bike’s front wheel Students of all sizes flock first to the three Ra’s - Rathmines, Rathgar, and Ranelagh. With Trinity’s official digs and a host of nice-looking-from-the-outside houses on the market, and the sense that you probably won’t get your iPhone nicked off you once you’ve made it across the canal, D6 is certainly the most student-compatible postcode. Beware, young padawan - most of the areas’ red-brick domiciles are split into box rooms you couldn’t fit a box into. Prepare for cramped kitchens, dodgy furniture, needing to use anti-freeze on your own legs in the morning, and the occasional bike-theft - you know, living like a student in general. Your cheap German supermarket giants are in good proximity, though, and you’ve no excuse for coming home early with most houses within LUASing distance. Oh, and if your postcode is ‘6W’, then you’re probably in Harold’s Cross, so good luck to you.
Oh come all ye art students. D8 is the hub of all hipness, which guarantees one thing: cheap, banjaxed gaffs for all. Art students and art graduates mesh together across Francis, Cork, and Thomas Street, Christchurch, Rialto and Kilmainham’s most cramped above-the-chipper gaffs. Good houses aren’t impossible to come by, but given the D8 resident’s budgetary requirements (art supplies, styling products, ketamine) most homes are cramped affairs around the €400 a month per head price range. Fear not, though - cheap living’s a deal easier around the area, with a glut of charity shops (including the indispensable Oxfam Home), flea markets, and Thomas Street’s renowned giant boxes of Daz washing powder. Find yourself a relatively spacious ‘Artisan ThreeBedroom’ flat and live forever in fear of becoming a piss-in-the-sink party house. More peripheral to college-goers other than Griffith and Portobello poshos is another hip strip along the canal, the city’s old Jewish district around South Circular Road, Portobello, and Clanbrassil Street. Moreso the realm of dole queue grads and graphic designers with a hankering for fresh bagels, gaffs are still affordable and the area’s a sweet spot for coffee-shops, clubs, and thriftmongers.
UCD Average Rent: €475-800 Hot Spot: The bus stop back to town Not Spot: The bottom of the lake Mutterings about the rather extortionate on-campus accommodation with UCD Residences (nevermind not having an oven and needing to know by 4pm in the afternoon if you’re going to pull that night) mean you might well be looking for a gaff within walking distance - Mount Merrion, Clonskeagh and Windy Arbour, all of which clock in at a very minimum of €500 a month, or bussing distance - any southside suburb with a good number 10 bus will do, though Milltown, Ranelagh and Donnybrook are preferable to being sequestered in Stillorgan with nothing but the Leisureplex for company.
IADT Average Rent: €400-550 Hot Spot: The chapel during gigs Not Spot: The chapel during mass Allright, artface. You had to be awkward and pick Dun Laoghaire over NCAD, and now you’re going to suffer for it. IADT doesn’t have any spare flats on campus, so you’re probably going to end up digging through the college’s database of local landlords willing to take you in. Sure, you can find a nice gaff in Glenageary with three of your mates and wreck the joint, but really you should just avail of the full board accommodation of some lonely Blackrock grandmum who’ll have you home by six, dinner on the table, clothes ironed, and portfolio organized. Because nobody wants to leave their mammy.
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clubbing words // PADDY Oâ€™MAHONEY
Weâ€™ve lost count of the amount of times weâ€™ve heard people whinging about Irish closing times, or the lack of good night clubs, or any one of several other gripes about how shit this city is to go out in. One man who opposes this moaning is Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble. â€œAny time Iâ€™ve played in Dublin Iâ€™ve really, really enjoyed it. One Sunday in the Bernard Shaw was one of my favourite gigs ever.â€? From a man who spends his weekends dropping into nightclubs in every corner of the world, thatâ€™s no weak praise. Despite his upbringing in Germanyâ€™s motor city, Stuttgart, Plessow became infatuated with the soulful sounds of Detroit from an early age. an obsession thatâ€™s manifest in his house tracks. Coming to prominence with 2008â€™s Rawcuts, MCDEâ€™s deep, analogue style has led to his status as torchbearer for Detroit house. We got him on the blower before his upcoming gig in the Twisted Pepper and chatted Mo-town, Jayson Brothers, and the surprise package that is Majorca - read the full interview on totallydublin.ie, and get your motor to the Twisted Pepper on the 25th September for his next show.
monitor words // DANIEL GRAY
My nose is bleeding, the torn skin of my elbow is flapping like a sail in the night wind, and every article of clothing still intact on my person is wetter than an otterâ€™s pocket. Iâ€™ve been to an Adebisi Shank gig, and am grateful that at least my limbs still do what theyâ€™re supposed to. Some things youâ€™ve probably heard about Adebisi Shank recently - theyâ€™re the most spectacular live act on a particlecharged circuit of bands currently spoiling Irish gigging sorts, theyâ€™ve just pulled off one of the most singular albums in recent listening history [This is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank], theyâ€™re really technical and math-rocky. You heard right on two out of three. â€˜Weâ€™ve always loved Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel,â€™ drummer and Mick declares before the launch party of their pretty much unmappable album. â€˜Especially Paul Simon the Rhythm and the Saints kinda thing, the township jive stuff rhythmically, itâ€™s a lot... happier. The last album and EP was really complicated and aggressive. This is just more representative of us as people. We donâ€™t think everythingâ€™s shit. Weâ€™re not chin-strokers.â€™
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Rehearsal, Playing the Dane is the new show from Pan Pan Theatre Company. The structure is straightforward. The audience chooses from three Hamlets and then that Hamlet will perform. I ask director Gavin Quinn what the inspiration for the show was. â€œWhat you find with theatre in Ireland is that people donâ€™t really challenge the function of theatre. They donâ€™t really care about form. They just care about putting the same thing on over and over.â€? This is not the first time Pan Pan has flipped the formula - their interpretations of Macbeth and Oedipus raised the roof as well as the odd eyebrow. â€œWeâ€™re just making theatre from another point of view. People who say you canâ€™t adapt or change the classics are basically Luddites. Afraid of imagination. They want to control everything and are ultraconservative. We could easily put on a classic play with a weekâ€™s rehearsal and not bother thinking about it for two years. But theatre is an artistic process. I see it as art, itâ€™s not a craft. Itâ€™s about investing all you time and imagination, experience and vigour.â€?
The Dublin Ulster Bank Theatre Festival rolls into town at the end of the month and runs for just under three weeks. With 31 shows in over 22 venues with productions from ten different countries there is, this year, a heavy emphasis on Polish theatre. Contemporary interpretations are the order of the day with Rough Magic taking on Phaedra, a collaboration between writer Hilary Fannin and composer/musician Ellen Cranitch that features an ensemble of the nationâ€™s finest traditional Irish musicians, a tale for these fiscal times is given the Frank McGuinness treatment and an all star cast including Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Lindsay Duncan and John Kavanagh in Ibsenâ€™s John Gabriel Borkman, while Factory 2 from acclaimed Polish theatre maker Krystian Lupa meticulously reimagines the exploits of Andy Warhol and his entourage from a period of utopia to a stark present day reality in a seven hour feast for the eye and the mind. Totally Dublin takes a closer look at some of the other highlights from the festival.
Samuel Beckett Centre 1st - 10th of October
Financial malpractice is not the most entertaining subject in the world. So what were the challenges facing director Rupert Goold in telling the tale of the rise and fall of the most innovative company in America? â€œRather than making corporate finance really dark and evil we wanted to recognise that its actually really sexy and exciting,â€? he tells me on the phone from London. â€œWhat it tries to do is make very comprehensible subjects people might be a bit intimidated about. The show does so by staging it as a circus, with lots of vaudeville, songs, dances, strange creatures.â€? Much of Enronâ€™s success can be attributed to the timing, coming as it did hot on the heels of the financial meltdown. â€œPeople arenâ€™t actively affected by political theatre that is inspired by war . But pretty much everybody was affected by the credit crunch. We all wanted to understand how debt worked and the play goes someway to explaining some of those things.â€? Gaiety Theatre 12 - 16th of October
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The wonderful world of Hugh Hughes comes to life via three imaginative shows conceived by Hughes and his real life alter ego ShĂ´n Dale-Jones. â€œFloating is basically about my experience of leaving home; The History about a Rabbit is about my experience of losing my father and what that taught me while my third show, 360, is about friendship. The things you share in a friendship and the things you need to remember inside of a friendship.â€? Dale-Jones believes comedy is about more than just making people laugh. â€œHugh is a comic character and the way that he looks at the world and puts things together is what makes them comic. What Iâ€™ve tried to do is to focus on stories that somehow express real feelings and let the comedy come out of the character and the presentation.â€? 12th - 17th of October Smock Alley Theatre
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$VMUVSF/JHIU Culture Night is back and bigger than ever, this year taking over a record 132 cultural venues in Dublin alone. Big names like IMMA, the National Gallery and the Guinness Storehouse, as well as stacks of smaller galleries, studios and cultural spaces will be opening their doors late and putting on special events for the occasion â€“ which this year falls on September 24. If you want to get the most out of the night, we advise some strategic planning â€“ scour the leaflet, map your route and take advantage of the free buses Dublin Bus are putting on especially for the event. The best place to start is probably Temple Bar, which is an all-rounder on the cultural front: with so many galleries, studios and the like in such close proximity, the whole area should be brought to life (not that itâ€™s exactly quiet the rest of the time). Where you go from there depends on
where your interests lie. Film buffs might want to head for Smithfield, where the Light House Cinema is screening the classic French childrenâ€™s short The Red Balloon and Space 54 is holding a festival of new European films. For some art, try Francis Street, which is packed full of galleries including the Bad Art Gallery (which is promising â€˜a big partyâ€™) and Gallery Zozimus, whose Francis Street Treasure Hunt is gaining cult status. Literature geeks, on the other hand, should wander north: the James Joyce Centre will be celebrating the â€˜prick with the stickâ€™ in a one-man show by Neil Oâ€™Shea, who will then be moving along to the Irish Writers Centre to perform works by the likes of Shaw, Wilde and Swift.
Live gigs September Rock/Pop Tuesday 7th â– Lissee Academy 2 7pm, â‚Ź12 A guitar player born of milk and cookies â– Karen Coleman &
Madaleine Pritchard Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚Ź10 Upstairs
Wednesday 8th â– Zodiac Sessions Bruxelles 9pm, Free Weekly acoustic showcase
Thursday 9th â– PVT Workmanâ€™s Club 8pm All church, no magic â– Ryan Sheridan The Sugar Club 7.30, â‚Ź10 Up and coming singer songwriter â– Field Music Crawdaddy 8pm, â‚Ź14 The indie brothers are back
Friday 10th â– Totally Dublin Out at the
Pictures II Odessa Club
8pm, Free With Great Lakes Mystery and Cloud Castle Lake live scoring films that youâ€™ll love the face off.
â– Wired Bandstand Phoenix Park 2pm With Lorcan James
â– The Doors Alive The Academy 11.30pm, â‚Ź16.50 Leather clad tribute act
â– Wintersleep Academy 2 7.30pm, â‚Ź13.50 Paul McCartney is mad for them
â– Miranda Sings The Grand Social 9pm, â‚Ź16 Tone-deaf but comical Youtube sensation brings her sass to Dublin
FM Belfast The Grand Social 9pm, â‚Ź16 Energetic â€˜glacial electroâ€™ from ReykjavĂk
Friday 17th â– MGMT Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, â‚Ź30 â– The Mighty Atomics Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚ŹTBC Upstairs
â– Gavin Mulhall Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚Ź10 Upstairs
â– Joanna Newsom Grand Canal Theatre 6.30pm, â‚Ź33.60 Pint a Harp
â– Mt. Desolation Whelans 8pm, â‚Ź15 Mix of members from the Killers, Keane, Mumford & Sons, Noah and the Whale, and the Long Winters
â– Fionn Regan Workmanâ€™s Club 8pm, â‚Ź22 When I saw mushroom headâ€Ś
â– Damien Dempsey Workamanâ€™s Club 8pm, â‚Ź28 How fitting.
â– Cathal Coughlan & the
â– MGMT Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, â‚Ź30 Doing it for the kids â– Joe Pug Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚Ź12 Sounds ruff. Upstairs
â– Icelandic Music Weekend:
Grand Necropolitan Quintet Whelanâ€™s 7.30pm, â‚Ź20.50 Viva Dead Ponies! â– The Grunts and Brains Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚Ź5 Upstairs
â– Zodiac Sessions Bruxelles 9pm, Free Weekly acoustic showcase
â– Camille Oâ€™Sullivan The Grand Social 9pm, â‚Ź29 Camillean covers of Waits, Cave, Radiohead
Saturday 18th â– MGMT Olympia Theatre 7.30pm, â‚Ź30 â– Protobaby & The Secret
Police Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚Ź10 Upstairs. Donâ€™t bring anything illegal
â– Johnny Flynn Academy 2 â‚Ź14 Plus Sussex Wit â– John Angotti & The
8pm, â‚Ź20 Vicar missionaries
Monday 20th â– Frantic Jack Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚Ź6 Edenderry acoustic rock
Tuesday 21st â– John Cooper Clarke Whelanâ€™s 7.30pm, â‚Ź23 Punk poet extraordinaire
Wednesday 22nd â– Jupe, The Wayward & Val
Normal Whelanâ€™s 8pm, â‚ŹTBC â– Zodiac Sessions Bruxelles 9pm, Free Weekly acoustic showcase
Thursday 23rd â– You Can Call Me Frances Project Arts Centre 9:30pm, â‚Ź11-13 Dancers turned musicians play dark, DIY sound theatre
Friday 24th â– Hermione Hennessy Olympia Theatre â‚Ź23 Rappers love her
Project Arts Centre 9:30pm, â‚Ź11-13 Dancers turned musicians play dark, DIY â€˜sound theatreâ€™
Saturday 25th â– Chatham County Line Crawdaddy 8pm, â‚Ź14-â‚Ź17 Yep Roc Bluegrass â– You Can Call Me Frances Project Arts Centre 9:30pm, â‚Ź11-13 Dancers turned musicians play dark, DIY â€˜sound theatreâ€™
Sunday 26th â– Barenaked Ladies Olympia Theatre 8pm, â‚Ź39.20 Recommended exposure
Tuesday 28th â– Marcelo D2 & Band +
Fernandinho Beat Box Tripod, 7.30pm, â‚Ź23 in advance or â‚Ź30 The Luis Fabiano of rap.
Wednesday 29th â– Santana The O2 6.30pm, â‚Ź60.55 Feels like fire â– Zodiac Sessions Bruxelles
Cabinteely Gospel Singers â– You Can Call Me Frances
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W H I G FI E L D
H OU S E M U S I CW E E K E N D S
We’re celebrating the birthday
We going deeper under ground then
one of the finest staff members
ever before as Mr. Aaron Dempsey
to ever have worked in
takes over from 12am, playing the
Pygmalion, Massi! Now a regular
smoothest Deep House money can
at many clubs around town, Massi
buy. Free in & open late.
is sure to liven things up on the
dance floor. House & Techno all night from 11.Free in.
For a good laugh and a good pint...
8-9 Sussex Terrace, Upr Leeson St, Dublin 4 Tel: 01 676 2851
the month when we let the FVF
FATH E R V I N C E N T HAL F P R I C E
lads loose in Pygmalion,
It’s sloppy Sunday again, Half
showcasing their best DJs and
price Drinks all day! Ross from
producers from across the nation.
The Chapters will be entertaining
Stay tuned for the lineup!
us playing a mix of new and
Free in & open late.
classic tunes from 9pm.
Free in before 4pm, €5 after.
Yeah yeah yeah... Free in before
H U G H C O O N EY D O N ’T L I K E M O N DAYS
4pm, €5 after. Mon 20
Hugh Cooney’s infamous weekly
H U G H COON EY D ON’T LI K E M ON DAYS
H O U S E M U S I CWE E K E N D S
Krystel Klear jets home for the weekend and is stopping in to
spin the most tasteful blend of House & Classic records. Don’t miss out! Free in & open late Sat 11
W H I G FI E L D
Pyg residents Johnmantis & Sexshop join forces. Both
residents have supported some of
the biggest & best guests we have brought to Pygmalion thus far so you can e sure they won’t
disappoint. Free in & open late. Sun 12
FATH E R V I N C E N T HAL F P R I C E The weeks just wouldn’t be the same with out it... HALF PRICE SUNDAY! Pyg resident Javier
Delorient will be behind the decks playing an alternative set... Indie, Rock, Hip Hop
and Classic tunes until 12:30. Free before 4pm, €5 after. Mon 13
H U G H C O O N EY D O N ’T L I K E M O N DAYS Mr. Cooney takes to the stage from 9.30pm. Free in.. Wed 15
J U K E B OX Classic tunes all night long. Free in. Thur 16
N OTO R I O U S P.Y.G. The second installment of a new Hip Hop night hits the Pyg.
Hugh Cooney preforms his weekly comedy cabaret from 9.30.
1 Fownes Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
FAT H E R VI N CE NT HALF PR I CE
It’s comedy unlike any other,
limits of human tolerance.
• Late Bar Friday and Saturday • Live Music Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday - no cover charge
It’s that very special time of
night continues to explore the
WH I G FI E LD
Free in. Thur 23
AR T H U R ’S DAY !
Celebrating 251 years of the good stuff, Pygmalion welcomes
Arthur’s Day with live music
in the Powerscourt Townhouse from 8pm. Tickets available from ticketmaster.ie Fri 24
H OU S E M U S I CW E E K E N D S
It does exactly what it says on the tin... House music til late with Pyg resident Fratboy
Babe-Stealer. Free in & open late. Sat 25
WH I G FI E LD
Sex Shop is back and we certainly like the way he moves.
House & Techno until 3am. Free in & open late. Sun 26
FAT H E R VI N CE NT HALF PR I CE
The last Sunday of the month so
why not blow your coppers on some very, very cheap booze. We have
are very own R2R with Rob & Rowan in the booth. Free before 4pm, €5 after. Mon 27
H U G H COON EY D ON’T LI K E M ON DAYS
Hugh Cooney does his thing from 9.30pm. Free in. Wed 29
S OM ET H I N G D I FFE R E NT
Comedy from some of Ireland
finest.Check out Facebook for further details.
A night dedicated to the highest quality Hip Hop around. DJs from 8pm. Free in.
pygmalion powerscourt townhouse south william st | d2 — www.pygmalion.ie
9pm, Free Weekly acoustic showcase ■ Little Dragon Crawdaddy 8pm, €12.50
Thursday 30th ■ The Divine Comedy: An
■ Deer Tick Whelan’s 8pm, €16.50 No Hoof, no Hunter ■ Of Montreal Tripod 7pm, €19.50 Gaylords.
Evening with Neil Hannon Olympia Theatre 7pm, €25 Holy lols ■ Supermodel Twins Whelan’s 8pm, €TBC Upstairs Neither supermodels, nor twins
Friday 1st ■ Brendan Benson Whelan’s 8.30pm, €17.50 Really, really wish the support band was Hedges.
■ Chimaira Academy 2 7pm, €17 Monstrous metal
Monday 4th ■ Jean Michel Jarre The O2 8pm, €50-€90 Cosmic French synthpop
Classical Monday 6th
■ Chris Singleton Whelan’s 8pm, €15 Upstairs
■ The Pirates of Penzance National Concert Hall 7:30pm, €26-€35 Seminal songs, including: ‘When the Foeman bears his steel’
■ My Passion Academy 2 5pm, €12.50 Intensity for underagers ■ Humanzi Workman’s Club 8pm, €10 Go bananas
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Lunchtime Concert National Concert Hall 1.05pm, €10 The symphonic poems of Dvoák
Friday 10th ■ ‘Roll Out the Barrel!’ – A
■ A Storm of Light Whelan’s 7pm, €16 Neurotic Swans
Sunday 3rd ■ Fyfe Dangerfield The Academy 7.30pm, €20 Guillemot front man goes solo
Tribute to the Andrews Sisters National Concert Hall 1.05pm, €18 Transporting you back to the age of nylon stockings, jazz and swing dancing ■ RTÉ National Symphony
Orchestra 2010-2011 Season
8.00pm, €10-€35 Expect orchestral fireworks
■ Taylor Mac The Grand Social 9pm, €21 Flamboyant drag queen sings Tiny Tim and the entire Ziggy Stardust album
Sunday 12th ■ Pléisiúr National Concert Hall 8.00pm, €25-€40 Traditional songs and tunes
Monday 13th ■ ESB Feis Ceoil Young
Thursday 16th ■ RTÉ Concert Orchestra National Conert Hall 8pm, €15-€45 Alfie Boe sings the melodies of Franz Lehár ■ The Room in the Tower National Concert Hall 8:30pm, €12-15 Experimental ‘cinema for the ear’ ■ Irish Music Weekend:
Pocket Jazz: Pablo Held Trio/ Trilogue/Justin Carroll The Grand Social 9pm, €16 Three course banquet of jazz
Platform Series 2010
National Concert Hall 8pm, €12 Concerts from the prizewinners
■ RTÉ National Symphony
■ The Room in the Tower National Concert Hall 8:30pm, €11 Experimental ‘cinema for the ear’
We’re Old Fashioned presents ‘Back to Berlin’ National Concert Hall 8pm, €25 Jim Doherty and Honor Heffernan singing the songs of Irving Berlin
■ The Room in the Tower National Concert Hall 8:30pm, €12-15 Experimental ‘cinema for the ear’
Wednesday 15th ■ The Room in the Tower National Concert Hall 8:30pm, €12-15 Experimental ‘cinema for the ear’
National Concert Hall
8:30pm, €16 Jazz Era-inspired dance, music and cabaret
■ RTÉ National Symphony
Orchesra Lunch Time Concert National Concert Hall 1.05pm, €10 Thursday 23rd In the Mad Men Mood National Concert Hall 8pm, €11-€38 Lounge music for drinking & smoking
The Room in the Tower National Concert Hall 8:30pm, €12-15 Experimental ‘cinema for the ear’
Saturday 18th ■ The Room in the Tower National Concert Hall 8:30pm, €12-15 Experimental ‘cinema for the ear’ ■ Irish Music Weekend: Four
on the Fringe of Folk The Grand Social 9pm, €16 ‘Almost folk’ performances from Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, Seán Óg, Petter Berndalen and Nic Gareiss
Monday 20th ■ The Vertical Rhythm Club The Button Factory
Amiina The Grand Social 9pm, €22 Minimalist blend of classical music and electro-pop
Tuesday 28th ■ A Tribute to Frank
Patterson – Ireland’s Golden Tenor National Concert Hall 8pm, €30-€40 Anniversary concert
■ Ályth & Tríona National Concert Hall 1.05pm, €15 Traditional and contemporary Irish music
■ At Five in the Afternoon –
Orchesra National Concert Hall 8pm, €10-€35 Sounds and rhythms of Latin and North America
Brass band madness ■ Icelandic Music Weekend:
A Concert Reading National Concert Hall 8pm, €25 Bach as a backing track to Michael Murphy’s memoir
■ Icelandic Music Weekend:
Ólöf Arnalds The Grand Social 9pm, €16 Ethereal and enchanting violinist, composer and singer ■ Culture Night Bamboo
Jam National Concert Hall 8pm, Free People are invited to play a musical instrument made from bamboo
Saturday 25th ■ Sound Circle National Concert Hall 10.30am, €8 or €30 for family ticket Family workshop blending stories, games, songs and improvisation ■ ‘Strictly Big Band’ Concert
with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Thursday 30th Songbirds of the Silver Screen National Concert Hall 8pm, €11-€38 A tribute to the golden age of Hollywood musical
Friday 1st Oct ■ Dance Masters RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2010–2011 Season National Concert Hall 8pm, €10-€35 Musical works inspired by dance
Saturday 2nd ■ Rebecca Storm – The
Greates Hits Concert National Concert Hall 8pm, €25-€40 An evening of hits from various musicals
National Concert Hall 3.15pm, €45-€55
Clubbing weekly September Mondays ■ Upbeat Generation @
Think Tank Think Tank, Temple Bar, D2 Pop, Rock and Soul 11pm ■ Hugh Cooney Don’t Like
Mondays Pygmalion, Sth William St, D2 Cabaret + weekly video showcase of work followed by guest DJs 9pm, Free ■ Sound Mondays The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D1 Indie, Rock, Garage and Post Punk 11pm, Free ■ Island Culture South William, 52 Sth William St, D2 Caribbean cocktail party Free ■ Dice Sessions The Dice Bar, Queen St, Smithfield, D7 DJ Alley Free
■ King Kong Club The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 Musical game show 9pm, Free ■ Soap Marathon Monday/
11pm, €1 with flyer ■ Recess Ruaille Buaille, South King St, D2 Student night 11pm, €8/6
■ DJ Darren C Fitzsimons Club, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 11pm Chart, pop, and dance with a twist
Mashed Up Monday The George, Sth. Great Georges St, D2 Chill out with a bowl of mash and catch up with all the soaps 6.30pm, Free ■ The Industry Night Break for the Border, 2 Johnstons Place, Lr Stephens Street, D2 Pool competition, Karaoke & DJ 8pm ■ Make and Do-Do with
Panti Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel Street, D1 Gay arts and crafts night 10pm ■ DJ Ken Halford Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Indie, Rock 10pm
■ Therapy Club M, Blooms Hotel, D2 Funky House, R‘n’B 11pm, €5 ■ Lounge Lizards Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St, D2 Soul music 8pm, Free ■ Dolly Does Dragon, The Dragon, South Georges St, D2 Cocktails, Candy and Classic Tunes 10pm, Free ■ Oldies but Goldies Ri-Ra, Dame Court, D2 Blooming Good Tunes 11pm, Free ■ Austin Carter + Company
Tuesdays ■ C U Next Tuesday Crawdaddy, Old Harcourt St Station, D2 A mix every type of genre guaranteed to keep you dancing until the wee small hours. 11pm, €5 ■ Play with DJ’s Dany Doll
& Eddie Bolton Pravda, Lower Liffey Street, D1 Soul/Pop/Indie/Alternative. 8.30pm - 11.30pm. ■ True Stories The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 Sth Richmond St, Portobello, D2 House, techno, hip-hop, B-more and loads more at the Shaw 8:30pm, Free
B + DJ Dexy ■ Euro Saver Mondays Twentyone Club and Lounge, D’Olier St, D2 DJ Al Redmond
Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 9pm – 1.30am
■ Taste Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St, D2 Lady Jane with soul classics and more
8pm, Free ■ Rap Ireland The Pint, 28 Eden Quay, D1 A showcase of electro and hip hop beats 9pm, Free ■ Groovilisation South William, Sth. William St. D2 8pm, Free DJs Izem, Marina Diniz & Lex Woo ■ Tarantula Tuesdays The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D2 Disco, House, Breaks 11pm ■ Sugarfree Ri-Ra, Dame Court, D2 Soul, Ska, Indie, Disco, Reggae 11pm, Free ■ Le Nouveau Wasteland The Dice Bar, Queen St, Smithfield, D7 Laid back French Hip Hop and Groove Free ■ Star DJs Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2
Disco, House, R’n’B 9pm ■ Juicy Beats The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 Indie, Rock, Classic Pop, Electro 10.30pm, Free ■ Jezabelle The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple Bar, D2 Live Classic Rock 7pm, Free before 11pm ■ The DRAG Inn The Dragon, Sth Great Georges St, D2 Davina Devine presents open mic night with prizes, naked twister, go-go boys and makeovers. 8pm, Free ■ Glitz Break for the Border, Lwr Stephens Street, D2 Gay club night with Annie, Davina and DJ Fluffy 11pm ■ DJ Stephen James Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Indie 10pm
■ Funky Sourz Club M, Temple Bar, D2 DJ Andy Preston (FM104) 11pm, €5 ■ Hed-Dandi Dandelion, St. Stephens Green West, D2 DJs Dave McGuire & Steve O ■ Takeover Twentyone Club and Lounge, D’Olier St, D2 Electro, Techno 11pm, €5 ■ John Fitz + The K9s + DJ
Mick B Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 9 – 1.30am ■ DJ Keith P Fitzsimons Club, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 11pm Classic hits & party pop
Wednesdays ■ Songs of Praise The Village, 26 Wexford St., D2 The city’s rock and roll karaoke institution enters its fifth year. 9pm, Free ■ Hump Pravda, Lower Liffey Street, D1 DJ’s Niall James Holohan & Megan Fox. Indie/rock/alt/ hiphop & Subpop 8.30pm - 11.30 pm ■ Dublin Beat Club Sin è Bar, 14 Upr Ormond Quay, D Showcase live music night 8pm, Free ■ Galactic Beat Club The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D1 Disco, Boogie, House, Funk and Balearic 11pm, Free ■ Blasphemy Spy, Powerscourt Town Centre, South William St, D2 Upstairs Indie and pop, downstairs Electro 11pm, €5 ■ Beatdown Disco South William, Sth. William St. D2 Stylus DJs Peter Cosgrove & Michael McKenna - disco, soul, house 8pm, Free ■ Wild Wednesdays Twentyone Club and Lounge, D’Olier St, D2 Frat Party €5 entry, first drink free ■ Shaker The Academy, Middle Abbey St, D2 11pm, €8/6 ■ A Twisted Disco Ri-Ra, Dame Crt, D1 80s, Indie, and Electro 11pm, Free ■ Synergy Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St, D2 All kinds of eclectic beats for midweek shenanigans 8pm, Free ■ Dean Sherry Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2
Underground House, Techno, Funk 9pm
Station, D2 Indie, Disco, Loungey House 8pm, Free
■ 1957 The Dice Bar, Queen St, Smithfield, D7 Blues, Ska Free
■ Off the Charts Twentyone Club and Lounge, D’Olier St, D2 R&B with Frank Jez and DJ Ahmed 11pm, €5
■ Soup Bitchin’ Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 Gay student night ■ The Song Room The Globe, 11 Sth Great Georges St, D2 Live music 8.30pm, Free ■ First Taste Crawdaddy, Old Harcourt St Station, D 2 A new weekly party playing all new and advance music in The Lobby Bar 7pm, Free ■ Unplugged @ The Purty The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple Bar, D2 Live acoustic set with Gavin Edwards 7pm, Free before 11pm
■ Muzik The Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2 Up-Beat Indie, New Wave, Bouncy Electro 11pm ■ Noize Andrews Lane Theatre, Andrews Lane, D2 Student night with live bands, Indie and Electro 9.30pm, €5 or €8 for two people with flyer ■ Thursdays @ Café En Seine Café En Seine, 39 Dawson St., D2 DJs and dancing until 2.30am. Cocktail promotions. 8pm, Free
■ DJ Alan Healy Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Current Indie and Rock Music 10pm ■ Mud The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, D2 Bass, Dubstep, Dancehall 11pm, €10 (varies if guest) ■ Sexy Salsa Dandelion Café Bar Club, St. Stephens Green West, D2 Latin, Salsa 8pm, Free ■ Rob Reid + EZ Singles +
DJ Karen G Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 9pm – 1.30am DJ Darren C ■ DJ Darren C Fitzsimons Club, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Chart, pop & dance with a twist Free, 11pm
Thursdays ■ Sounds@Solas Solas, Wexford St, D2 9pm-1am, Free ■ Soul @ Solas Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St, D2 Mr Razor plays the best in Soulful beats and beyond. International guests too! 8pm, Free ■ Extra Club M, Blooms Hotel, D2 Kick start the weekend with a little extra 11pm, €5, Free with flyer ■ Sidetracked Crawdaddy, Old Harcourt St
■ After Work Party The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple Bar, D2 Live Rock with Totally Wired. 6pm, Free before 11pm ■ Big Time! The Bernard Shaw, 11 - 12 Sth Richmond St, Portobello, D2 You Tube nights, hat partys... make and do for grown ups! With a DJ. ■ The Panti Show Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 Gay cabaret. 10pm ■ Mofo + One By One + DJ
Jenny T Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 9pm – 1.30am ■ The Bionic Rats The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D1 Dance, Jump and Skii to Reggae and Ska Free, 10pm
■ Choicecuts presents: The
Beatdown ■ Space ‘N’ Veda The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2 Performance and dance. Retro 50s, 60s, 70s 9pm, Free before 10pm, after 10pm €8/€4 with student ID
9pm, Free before 11pm, €4 with flyer
Pygmalion, South William St, Dublin 2 Hip hop 9pm, free
■ DJ Dexy Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Energetic blend of dancefloor fillers Free, 11pm
■ Guateque Party Bia Bar, 28-30 Lwr Stephens St, D2 Domingo Sanchez and friends play an eclectic mix 8.30pm
■ Eamonn Barrett 4 Dame Lane, D2 Electro Indie Free, 10pm
■ The LITTLE Big Party Ri-Ra, Dame Crt, D1 Indie music night with DJ Brendan Conroy 11pm, Free ■ Mr. Jones & Salt The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D2 House, Electro, Bassline 11pm, €8/5 ■ Alternative Grunge Night Peader Kearney’s, 64 Dame St, D2 Alternative grunge 11pm, €5/3 ■ Eamonn Sweeney The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 10pm ■ Jason Mackay Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2 Dance, R’n’B, House 9pm ■ Fromage The Dice Bar, Queen St, Smithfield, D7 Motown Soul, Rock Free ■ Bad Kids Crawdaddy Indie night extraordinaire 10.30pm, Free ■ Control/Delete Andrews Lane Theatre, Andrews Lane, D2 Indie and Electro 11pm, €3/4 ■ Davina’s House Party The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2 Drinks Promos, Killer Tunes and Hardcore Glamour
■ Global Zoo Hogans, 35 Sth Gt Georges St, D2 Groovalizacion bringing their infectious and tropical selection including Cumbia, Samba, Dub, Reggae, Balkan, Latin and Oriental Sound 9pm, Free ■ DJ Jim Kenny Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Current Indie and Rock Music 10pm ■ The Beauty Spot Dakota Bar, 8 South William Street, Dublin 2. A new night of Fashion, Beauty, Shopping and Drinks in association with Style Nation and sponsored by Smirnoff. 7pm, Free ■ The Odeon Movie Club The Odeon, Old Harcourt St. Station, D2 Classic Movies on the Big Screen at 8pm. Full waiter service and cocktails from €5. June - Dark Comedy. 8pm, Free
Fridays ■ Housemusicweekends Pygmalion, Sth. William St., D2 House music magnet with special guests each week 12pm, Free
Pyg residents Beanstalk, Larry David Jr. + guests play an eclectic warm-up leading up to a guest house set every week. 9pm, Free
Indie, Electro and Pop 10pm, Free before 11pm, €7/€10 ■ Al Redmond Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2 R’n’B, House, Chart 9pm
■ Hustle The Odeon, Old Harcourt St. Station, D2 Dance floor Disco, Funk and favourites. All Cocktails €5/. Pints, Shorts & Shots €4 10pm, Free
■ Fridays @ V1 The Vaults, Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, D1 Progressive Tribal, Techno and Trance 10pm, €5 before 11pm, €10 after
■ Friday Hi-Fi Alchemy, 12-14 Fleet St, D2 Rock, Funky House and Disco 10.30pm ■ Disco Not Disco Shine Bar, 40 Wexford St, D2 Disco, house, funk & soul 9.30pm ■ Fridays @ The Turk’s Head The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D1 Live guest bands and DJs 11pm, Free ■ Rotate Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St, D2 Oliver T Cunningham mixes it up for the weekend! 8pm, Free
■ Sticky Disco The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple Bar, D2 A gay techno electro disco in the club and indie, rock, pop, mash and gravy in the main room 10pm, Free before 11pm, €7 after ■ Sub Zero Transformer (below The Oak), Parliment St, D2 Indie, Rock, Mod 11pm, Free ■ Stephens Street Social Club Bia Bar, 28/30 Lwr Stephens St, D2 Funk, Soul, Timeless Classics
■ Friday Tea-Time Club Break for the Border, Johnston’s Place, Lower Stephens St, D2 Karaoke with Cormac and Stevo from 6pm. Budweiser promotions. DJs until late.
■ Panticlub Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 DJ Paddy Scahill Free before 11pm, €5 with flyer, €8 without
■ Fridays @ Café En Seine Café En Seine, 39 Dawson St, D2 DJS and dancing until 3am. Cocktail promotions 8pm, Free
■ Music with Words Pravda, Lwr. Liffey St, D1 Indie, Ska, Soul, Electro 9.30pm, Free
■ Cosmopolitan Club M, Anglesea St, Temple Bar, D1 Chart, Dance, R&B 11pm, €9 with flyer
■ Processed Beats Searsons, 42-44 Baggot St. Upper, D4 Indie, Rock, Electro 9pm, Free
■ Afrobass South William, 52 Sth William St, D2 Dub, Ska, Afrobeat 9pm, Free
■ The Bodega Social Bodega Club, Pavilion Centre, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Soul and Disco with Eamonn Barrett 11pm, €10 (ladies free before midnight)
■ Foreplay Friday The Academy, Middle Abbey St, D2 R ‘n’ B, Hip Hop, Garage 10.30pm, €10 after 11pm
■ Scribble The Bernard Shaw, 11 - 12 Sth Richmond St, Portobello, D2 Funk, House, Dubstep, Hip Hop 8pm, Free
■ Hells Kitchen The Dice Bar, Queen St, Smithfield, D7 Funk and Soul classics Free
■ Room Service Feile, Wexford St., D2 Latin, Funk, Disco, uplifting Choons and Classics 9pm, Free
■ Friday Night Globe DJ The Globe, 11 Sth Great Georges St, D2 DJ Eamonn Barrett plays an eclectic mix 11pm, Free
■ Frat Fridays Twentyone Club and Lounge, D’Olier St, D2 Student night with drinks promos and DJ Karen 10pm
■ Ri-Ra Guest Night Ri-Ra, Dame Court, D2 International and home-grown DJ talent 11pm, €10 from 11.30pm
■ John Fitz + The K9s + DJ
Darren C and DJ Mick B
■ NoDisko Pravda, Lower Liffey Street, D1 Indie/Rock N Roll/ Dance 10pm – 2.30pm.
■ Late Night Fridays The Sugar Club, 8 Lwr. Leeson St, D2 Residents include The Burlesque and Cabaret Social Club & Choice Cuts 11pm
■ T.P.I. Fridays Pygmalion, South William St, D2
■ War Andrew’s Lane Theatre
Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Free, 8pm – 2.30am ■ DJ Ronan M and DJ Ross Fitzsimons Club, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Funky Friday and music
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mayhem Free, 11pm ■ Green Sunrise The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D1 Funky club house, Elektronika and Disco with some guilty pleasures Free ■ Fridays @ 4 Dame Lane 4 Dame Lane, D2 Rock n Roll with Rory Montae in the bar while Aoife Nicanna and Marina play House and Latino Breaks and Beats in the club 10pm, Free ■ Basement Traxx Hogans, 35 Sth Gt Georges St, D2 Freestyle club with DJ’s Half Dutch and Dejackulate spinning funk breaks, hip hop, ska, reggae and party nuggets 10pm, Free ■ Let’s Make Party The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 With DJ Mikki Dee 10pm, Free ■ DJ Barry Dunne Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Current Indie and Rock Music 10pm
Saturdays ■ Shindig Shebeen Chic, Georges St, D2 Each and every Saturday you’ll find the Shindig Crew rocking Shebeen Chic’s quirky Bar with an eclectic mix of music to move to. Free, 8pm ■ Konstrukt Pravda, Lower Liffey Street, D1 DJ Eamonn Barrett. Indie/ Electro/Party Anthems. 10pm - 2.30a. ■ Propaganda The Academy, Middle Abbey St. D2 British indie disco conglomerate 11pm, €5 ■ Solar The Bull and Castle, 5 Lord Edward St., D2 Soul, Funk, Disco 11pm, Free ■ Squeeze Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St., D2 Aidan Kelly does his thing. Expect the unexpected. 8pm, Free ■ A Jam Named Saturday Anseo, Camden St., D2 DJs Lex Woo, Mr. Whippy, Matjazz, Warm DJ & friends. Jazz, disco, breaks, latin, hip-hop, house, afrobeat,
■ Strictly Handbag The Odeon, Old Harcourt St. Station, D2 Music with words for your dancing pleasure with an alternative 80s feel. 10pm, Free ■ The Matinee Brunch Club The Odeon, Old Harcourt St. Station, D2 Super family friendly brunch club. Kids movies on the big screen at 3PM. 12pm – 6pm, Free ■ Dizzy Disko, Andrews Lane Theatre, Andrews Lane, D2 11pm, €10 ■ KISS Twentyone Club and Lounge, D’Olier St, D2 Keep It Sexy Saturdays with DJ Robbie Dunbar 10pm, Free before 11pm, €8 after ■ Saturday with Resident DJ Club M, Blooms Hotel, D2 Chart, Dance and R&B 10:30PM, €15/€12 with flyer ■ Viva! Saturdays The Turk’s Head, Parliament St & Essex Gate, Temple Bar, D1 Retro club with house, electro and 80s 11pm, free ■ Saturdays @ Café En Seine Café En Seine, 39 Dawson St, D2 DJs and dancing until 2.30pm. Cocktail promotions 10pm, Free
■ Pogo The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, D2 House, Funk, Techno 11pm, €10 (varies if guest) ■ Pentagon POD and Tripod, Old Harcourt Station, Harcourt St, D2 Access all areas at the Pod complex with local residents and special guest DJ slots over five rooms 11pm, €12 ■ Flirt Alchemy, 12-14 Fleet St, D2 Sultry, Funky and Sexy Beat alongside Chart Hits 10.30pm ■ The Weird Scientist Eamonn Doran’s, 3a Crown Alley, Temple Bar, D2 11pm, €8/5 ■ Laundry Hogans, 35 Sth Gt Georges St, D2 Bumpin House, Techno, Disco, Nu Disco 10pm, Free ■ Sugar Club Saturdays The Sugar Club, 8 Lwr. Leeson St, D2 Salsa, Swing, Ska, Latin 11pm, €15 ■ Reloaded The Academy, Middle Abbey St, D2 Commercial Electro 10:30pm, €5 before 12, €8 after ■ Saturday Night Globe DJ The Globe, 11 Sth Great Georges St, D2 DJ Dave Cleary plays an eclectic mix 11pm, Free
■ Guest band + DJ KK and
DJ Keith P Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 New live band plays every Saturday night 8pm, Free
■ Space... The Vinyl Frontier Ri-Ra, Dame Court, D2 Soul, Funk, Disco, Electro with DJ’s Glen and Gary from Beatfinder Records 11pm, Free
■ DJ Dexy and DJ Aido Fitzsimons Club, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 Dublin’s biggest party night 11pm, Free
■ Irish Reggae Dance Peader Kearney’s, 64 Dame St, D2 Reggae 10pm, €5
■ Saturdays @ Break for the
■ The Promised Land The Dice Bar, Queen St, Smithfield, D7 Soul, Funk, Disco Free
Border Lower Stephen’s St, D2 Current chart favourites from DJ Eric Dunne and DJ Mark McGreer. 1pm, Free ■ Transmission The Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2 Indie and dance with international guests 11pm, varies
■ Saturdays @ V1 The Vaults, Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, D1 R ‘n’ B, Soul and Hip Hop with regular guest DJs ■ Wes Darcy Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2 R’n’B
9pm ■ Basement Traxx Transformer (below The Oak), Parliment St, D2 Indie, Rock 11pm, Free ■ Downtown Searsons, 42-44 Baggot St. Upper, D4 Indie, Soul, Chart 10pm, Free ■ Strictly Handbag Bodega Club, Pavilion Centre, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 80s with DJ Mark Kelly 10pm, €10 ■ Toejam The Bernard Shaw, 11 - 12 Sth Richmond St, Portobello, D2 Afternoon: Car boot sales, film clubs, music lectures, t-shirt making etc. Later on: Resident DJs playing Soul, Funk, House, Electro ■ Sidesteppin’ Bia Bar, 28/30 Lwr Stephens St, D2 Old School Hip Hop, Funk 45s, Reggae 8pm, Free ■ Saturday @ The Village The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 Pete Pamf, Morgan, Dave Redsetta & Special Guests 11pm ■ Whigfield Pygmalion, Sth. William St., D2 House and techno til late, with special guests each week 10pm, Free ■ DJ Karen @ The Dragon The Dragon, Sth Great Georges St, D2 House music 10pm ■ Beauty Spot Karaoke The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2 Karaoke and DJ Miguel Gonzelez playing super sexy Spanish House. 9pm, Free before 10pm, €10 after ■ Basement Club Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 Pop and Electro ■ Saturday @ The Wright
Venue The Wright Venue, South Quarter, Airside Business Park, Swords, Co Dublin Rock, Pop, Hip-hop, Dance 10pm ■ Punch The Good Bits Indie/Disco in one room and Techno/House and Electro in
■ Hang the DJ The Globe, 11 Sth Great Georges St, D2 Rock, Indie, Funk, Soul 9pm, Free
the main room 11pm, €2 between 11-11:30 ■ Saturdays @ 4 Dame Lane 4 Dame Lane, D2 Goldy mixes beats/breaks/ hip hop and funk in the bar and Gaviscon plays everything under the sun in the club 10pm, Free
■ Gay Cabaret The Purty Kitchen, 34/35 East Essex St, Temple Bar, D2 Gay cabaret show 9pm, Free before 11pm
■ Eardrum Buzz Hogans, 35 Sth Gt Georges St, D2 House party vibes with Thatboytim playing mix of dance floor classics with of hip hop, reggae, ska, rock, electro and teenage memories. 10pm, Free
■ 12 Sundays The Bernard Shaw, 11 - 12 Sth Richmond St, Portobello, D2 Funk, Disco, House 6pm – 12am, Free ■ DJ Karen The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2 Pop Commercial and Funky House Free before 11pm, €5 with flyer, €8 without
■ DJ Stephen James Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Current Indie and Rock Music 10pm
■ The George Bingo with
Shirley Temple Bar
The George, Sth Great Georges St, D2 Bingo & Cabaret with Shirley Temple Bar 8.30pm, Free
■ Ear Candy Solas Bar, 31 Wexford St, D2 Disco tunes and Funk Classics to finish the weekend. 8pm, Free
■ Elbow Room South William, 52 Sth William St, D2 Jazz, Soul, Disc & Latin 8pm, Free
■ Jitterbop Pravda, Lower Liffey Street, D1 DJ Oona Fortune. Rockabilly/ Swinging Sounds. 8pm - 11pm. (2.30am on bank holidays)
■ Alan Keegan + One By
One + DJ Darren C ■ The Matinee Brunch Club The Odeon, Old Harcourt St. Station, D2 Super family friendly brunch club. Kids movies on the big screen 3PM. 12pm – 6pm, Free
Fitzsimons Bar, 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 9pm, Free ■ M.A.S.S (music/arts/sights/
sounds) Hogans, 35 Sth Gt Georges St, D2 Power FM curates a night of sights & sounds with Dublin based Arts collective Tinderbox providing visuals and Power FM’s DJ’s playing Soul to Rock n Roll to Punk 7pm, Free
■ Sundown Bia Bar, Lwr. Stephen’s St., D2 Chill-out house, funk, electronics and acoustic 10pm, Free ■ The Latin Beat The Odeon, Old Harcourt St. Station, D2 Learn to dance Salsa & Samba from some of the best instructors in Ireland. Classes from 6pm, club from 8pm - late, Free
■ Get Over Your Weekend Panti Bar, 7-8 Capel St, D1 Lounge around with Penny the Hound. All drinks half plrice all day. 1pm, Free
■ Dancehall Styles The Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2 International dance hall style 11pm, €5 ■ The Workers Party Sin, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, D2 With DJ Ilk 9pm
■ DJ Paul Manning Buskers, Temple Bar, D2 Chart Pop, Current Indie and Rock Music 10pm
■ Father Vincent Half-Price Pygmalion, Sth. William St., D2 Half-price drinks and guest DJs All day, Free/€5 after 6pm
■ Magnificent 7’s 4 Dame Lane, D2 The Ultimate Single’s Night Free, 7pm
Djs Mark Kelly and Brian Cuddy 9pm, Free
■ Sunday Roast The Globe, Georges St, D2 9pm, Free
Clubbing once-offs September Friday 10th ■ Ed Rush The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D2 Member of the Drum n Bass old guard without his partner in crime Optical. Dark, dubby breaks should be the order of the day.
11pm, €10 ■ Family The South William, 52 South William Street DJ Dave Salacious and friends play disco and house. 9pm, Free ■ Red
The South William basement, 52 South William Street David De Valera and friends play tech house. 9pm, Free
Saturday 11th ■ I-F Discotekken Button Factory
Electro/ Italo legend makes a rare appearance in the capital for Discotekken’s 1st Birthday. If you make it to one gig all month this should be it. 11pm, €10 ■ Pow Wow The South William, 52 South William Street
■ Go4it! The South William, 52 South William Street 4-deck beat jam. DJs Matjazz & Jazzbin play hip-hop, breakbeat, jungle & jazz.
September 17th ■ Weird Scientist - Fran
Hartnett The basement @ Sweeney mongrel, Dame street Local techno whiz plays the
basement with support from Douglore and Garry Breaves. Additional acoustic buzz from 9pm( Wayne Soper, Rob Walsh, and Lisa Mclaughlin) 9pm, free ■ Dj Rush and Surgeon The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D2 Leave your mum at home because Surgeon and Rush will lash you out of it. You’ve been warned. 11pm, €10 ■ Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street Protector of the old school Billy Scurry turns his hand towards hip hop and funk in the Bernard Shaw. 4pm, Free
■ Climaxxx The South William, 52 South William Street Chewy and co play all sorts. 9pm, Free ■ Drum Beats The South William basement, 52 South William Street DJ Keith O’Reilly and Bongo Jason 9pm Free
Saturday 18th ■ Nightflight Bia Bar, 28-30 Lwr Stephens St, D2 Resident Djs play fine selection of Disco, house, funk and boogie. 9pm, Free
■ Best Foot Forward The South William, 52 South William Street Choice Cuts’ DJ Rizm hooks up with Colm K to play hip-hop, afrobeat, funk, disco & house. 9pm, Free
Tripod, Old Harcourt Station, Harcourt St, D2 The Australian electro-pop duo swing in to Tripod. 11pm, €18 ■ Nightflight Presents Tony
Lionni ■ DJ Madlime The South William basement, 52 South William Street 9pm, Free
Friday 24th ■ Boy 8 Bit The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D2 Ginger haired, blog house advocate, Boy 8 bit stops by the Twisted Pepper with is Atari inspired electronica. 11pm, €10 ■ SneakySsoundsystem
The Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2 The Scouser- b-boy turned house aficionado makes his welcome return to the Button Factory. 11pm, €10 ■ Zombie Circus The South William, 52 South William Street Live electronic acts, guest DJs and ‘Plug Artists’ residents 9pm, Free ■ Bizaro 2.0 The South William basement, 52
Djs Mark Kelly and Kelly-Anne 9pm, Free
South William Street DJ Fassman and guests 9pm, Free
Saturday 25th ■ Motor City Drum Ensemble The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, D2 Stuttgart’s Danilo Plessow brings his soulful Detroit house to the Twisted Pepper Basement. 11pm, Free ■ Mr Whippy Sound System The South William, 52 South William Street Mr Whippy plays disco, house, and funk 9pm, Free
■ John Daly The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond St, D2 The cream of Ireland’s house crop drops in to the Bernard Shaw to ring in 12’s third birthday. 4pm, Free ■ Sicknote The Village, 26 Wexford St, D2 Monthly instalment of top drawer Djs and live acts help you finish out an overzealous weekend. Complimentary sick notes abound. Free, 8pm
■ Discorotique The South William basement, 52 South William Street
Theatre September ■ The Plough & the Stars The Abbey Theatre By Sean O’Casey When Ireland calls, Jack must choose between love for his wife and duty to his country. 2pm, 7:30pm, €15-€33 27th July – 25th September ■ Boss Grady’s Boys The Gaiety Theatre By Sebastian Barry Presented by Noel Pearson and Directed by Jim Culleton. A much anticipated and exciting new production of the play that established Sebastian Barry’s reputation. 2:30pm, 7:30pm, €12.50 - €45 31st August – 11th September ■ Fame the Musical Grand Canal Theatre With fabulous sets and the country’s top production team, this subsequent live stage show featuring the TV show winners, promises to be a spectacular event. 2:30pm, 7:30pm, €25 + 19th August – 12th September ■ The Matchmaker Mill Theatre By John B. Keane Directed by Michael Scott and starring Glenroe’s finest Mick Lally (Miley Byrne) and Mary McEvoy (Biddy Byrne), this new adaptation of a classic John B. Keane play has already had successful runs off Broadway and at the Edinburgh festival. 8pm, €17/15 9th September – 11th September ■ Life Shop Til You Drop Mill Theatre A cautionary tale, or more likely, a wickedly fun spoof on our love of going life-shopping. 8pm, €17/15 17th September – 18th September ■ A View From The Bridge The New Theatre By Arthur Miller Modern classic from one of America’s greatest playwrights 8pm, €15/10 27th September – 2nd October
Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival ■ 555+ Project Arts Centre By Una McKevitt Following the success of her sellout show Victor and Gord, Úna McKevitt continues her practice of making theatre from everyday life. McKevitt illustrates how the celebration of theatre can enable us to express our longings and needs with dignity and humour, redemption and forgiveness. 4pm, 7pm, €15-€20 20th September – 2nd October ■ The Smile Off Your Face Smock Alley Theatre By Sophie De Somere and Joerie Smet Enter a titillating world of scents and sounds, sharpen your instincts and allow yourself to lose control. Sit in a wheelchair, put on a blindfold and indulge your imagination, as all your pleasures, fears, desires and memories are confronted. 1pm, 6pm, €15 30th September – 3rd October ■ B for Baby Abbey Theatre on The Peacock Stage By Carmel Winters A group of characters with mere letters for names create an atmosphere of longing and determination in Winters’ play. A world première, presented by the Abbey Theatre, B for Baby is a sharp-witted new play that tenderly touches the taboo and invites you to rediscover the joy of make believe. 2.30pm, 8m, €18-€25 28th September – 16th October ■ The Rehearsal, Playing the
Dane Samuel Beckett Theatre Text Hamlet by William Shakespeare There’s something strange in the neighbourhood of contemporary Denmark. Who are you going to call? That is the question as actors compete to play the title role of Hamlet. Seen as representing the limits of human consciousness, Hamlet is a man caught
between the ages. He knows the old is obsolete, yet the new age has barbarian features he cannot stomach, but if he gets chosen to play the Dane, he’s going to have to - funeral meats and all. 2.30pm, 7.30pm, €20-€30 1st – 10th October ■ Phaedra Project Arts Centre By Hilary Fannin and Ellen Cranitch Rough Magic returns to the Festival with this hugely anticipated new show, which probes the forbidden desires lurking within an exceptionally volatile family. The timeless story of Phaedra’s dark obsession with her stepson is placed in a contemporary Ireland that has become a fertile playing field for the capricious gods. 7.30pm, €20-€30 30th September – 10th October ■ Boston Marriage Gate Theatre By David Mamet Boston Marriage, David Mamet’s classic comedy of manners, takes us into the world of two friends living on society’s fringe. As they articulate their skewed perceptions of life, the language ignites into deliciously vicious banter as we witness their jealousy, fear, and desperation for love. This production is a celebration of three iconic wordsmiths, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and David Mamet, who became the heart of the new wave that shaped generations. 8pm, €27 29th September – 3rd October ■ Endgame Gate Theatre By Samuel Beckett In this play, Beckett, tells the comical tale about the aged and blind Hamm and his servant Clov, coexisting in a mutually dependent and fractious relationship, with only Hamm’s parents, legless from a biking accident, for company. Not to be missed. 7.30pm, €27 13th – 17th October ■ T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College By Grzegorz Jarzyna
Inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1968 cult film Teorema, the trailblazing multi-award winning Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna has crafted a poetic and provocative piece of theatre that takes its audience on an exquisite voyage into the heart of Pasolini’s modern masterpiece. 7.30pm, 2.30pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7.30pm, €22 - €33 1st – 4th October ■ Circa Gaiety Theatre By Yaron Lifschitz Combining acrobatics, dance, light, sound and video, seven performers move from highly complex tumbling sequences, to fast-paced flashes of great intricacy Circa is a combination of contemporary dance with formidable circus skills. Using a powerful soundtrack ranging from Leonard Cohen to Aphex Twin, this marks a new kind of circus. 7.30pm, €20 - €35 30th September – 2nd October
Dublin Fringe Festival 2010 As You Are Now So Once Were We Project Arts Centre By The Company Unite in your scarleh’ for not having read Ulysses and rediscover what it really means to be Irish with last years Spirit of the Fringe winners. 9pm €10/12/14 9th – 15th September ■ Jerk Project Arts Centre By Gisele Vienne, Dennis Cooper, and Jonathan Capdevielle A reconstruction of the brutal murder of over twenty Texan boys in the 1970s, with glove puppets. Accomplice to serial killer Dean Coril, David Brooks discovers a new hobby while serving his life sentence in prison. Based on the novella by Dennis Cooper. 9.30pm €17 (Standard) 11th – 14th September ■ Paper Boy + Friends Project Arts Centre
By Engine 13 Loud music, confessions, sex chat, and Commodore 64s. A virtual worlds designer and an exciting young director put together a frantic, provocative performance. 7.30pm & 1pm (Saturday – 2 Performances) €9-13 21st – 25th September
■ Show in a Bag: Connected Bewley’s Café Theatre By Will Irvine & Karl Quinn A fast-paced, romping performance examining the meaning of friendship in our technological age. 1pm Standard €10 13th September
■ The Work The Work Project Arts Centre Fitzgerald & Stapleton A challenging struggle with the absurdity and allure of Life through the mediums of dance, spoken text, and film. 9.30pm €11-13 20th – 22nd September ■ The Truth of the Moon The New Theatre Anu Productions, directed by Sophie Motley Fabled monologist Felicia Umbral delivers factual and fantastical mediations on the speculations and mythologies which surround our iconic astronomical neighbour. 6pm €10-14 13th – 18th September ■ Show in a Bag: Fight Night Bewley’s Café Theatre By Aonghus Og McAnally A series in which some of Ireland’s best loved actors perform new works especially created for them. Failed boxer McAnally, who lives in the shadow of his father’s successful career, pushes himself towards a resurrection, though perhaps more pheasant than phoenix. 1pm Standard €10 14th September ■ Show in a Bag: An Irish
Psalter Bewley’s Café Theatre By Eimear O’Grady Cellist and performer explore Eimear O’Grady will be journeying with her audience through a selection of the psalms of David, which gave a voice to a people in the throes of joy and despair, of hope and loneliness. 1pm Standard €10
■ Show in a Bag: The Sit Bewley’s Café Theatre By John Cronin & Catríona Ní Mhurchú *** God doesn’t play dice. But in a world where there’s no such thing as business as usual – who cares? Because, after all, there’s money to be made… 1pm Standard €10 15th September ■ Show in a Bag: LOVE
+ FURY: The Passion of Jonathon Swift Bewley’s Café Theatre By David Heap David Heap invoked the spirit of Jonathan Swift to bring back to life some of his greatest literary triumphs; his amorous words to Stella, his contempt for Bankers, and, of course, his satirical masterpiece, A Modest Proposal. 6pm Standard €10 16th September ■ Information ToolBox Irish Theatre Institute A networking event aimed at emerging theatre and dance artists and companies, which provides an environment in which individuals can pitch work to venues, promote shows, and open dialogue with funding agencies and support organisations. Book a place a www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie or telephone Jen Coppinger (Information and Events Manager) 01 670 4906 9.30am €20 per person (€35 for two people from the same company) 17th September ■ I Am A Man Top Floor, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
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Noodling Dog Theatre Company Re-examine the relationship between consumer and provider via a dramatic piece combining theatre, movement and music to confront the invisible space in which the supermarket checkout worker operates. 1.10pm Standard €8 (Wednesday) Standard €10, OAP €8, Student €8 15th – 25th September ■ World’s End Lane The Lab, Foley Street Anu Productions An exploration of one of Dublin’s darkest recesses: Monto. One of the most infamous European redlight districts, Monto held court both to the divine and demonic. 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm Standard €10 (Saturday 11th) Standard €15 11th – 25th September ■ Cleaner Tiesan Café at Filmbase Asylum Productions A female cleaner who occupies a periphery space begins a love affair with her sweeping brush. A moving glimpse of her romantic inner life. 3pm, 5pm Standard €10, OAP €8, Student €8 11th – 18th September ■ From the Heart 13 North Great George’s Street By Louise White and Kate Nic Chonaonaigh Winner of The Performance Corporation’s SPACE Production Award. A crumbling Georgian mansion is the setting for a story about redemption, beauty, and devastation. 6.30pm, 8pm Standard €10 (11th) Standard €15, OAP €12, Student €12 11th – 19th September ■ Berlin Love Tour Meet at ABSOLUT Fringe Factory Playgroup In a bold move, Playgroup transform Dublin into Berlin. A guided tour of the city which resurrect itself, from tragedy and division. Join Playgroup for an evening in Berlin, in Dublin. 6.30pm €15-18 9th – 25th September ■ FAT Players Theatre Talking Shop Ensemble A series of skinny bitches encounter lattes, jeans, leftover pizza, Facebook, and television, as they
struggle with the eternal question of HOW TO LOOK GOOD NAKED. 7pm, 9pm €9-13 13th – 18th September ■ Return Bewley’s Café Theatre Polarbear, directed by Yael Shavit A spoken-word storyteller returns home to a world in which everything appears the same but nothing really is. Noah struggles to find a sense of belonging in a performance that combines screenplay with a lyrical journey. 6pm €10-12 20th – 24th September ■ Greenstick Boy Bewley’s Café Theatre Directed by Sarah Tipple, Written & Performed by Maggie Cronin One woman dishes up her musings on heroin, Irish mammies, and punk. 1pm €10-12 Bewley’s Café Theatre 20th – 25th September ■ Delicious O’Grady Smock Alley Theatre By Colm O’Grady A circus theatre piece of potatoes and nudity inspired by the satirical works of Flann O’Brien. Colm O’Grady commandeers a tragicomic exploration of the Great Irish Famine. 8.15pm €11-14 20th – 25th September ■ Little Illiad Smock Alley Theatre One Reed Theatre Award-winning Canadian company serve up an intimate theatrical piece on art and war. A soldier on his way to Afghanistan, Thom contacts his old friend, and writer, Evan. Via skype, the audience listen into their interpretation of the great Homeric poem. 1.15pm, 6pm €10-12 20th – 25th September
8.45pm €9-13 19th – 25th September
■ I Love Guns Smock Alley Theatre By Stam vs O’Neill An volatile exploration into the violence of words and text. Prepares for a dramatic series of collisions, joyrides, and rebellions, from acclaimed Dutch playwright Gert-Jan Stam and Irish theatre maker Jody O’Neill. 7pm €12-14 19th – 25th September ■ We are all in the Gutter Smock Alley Theatre Case Study Productions, directed by Edwina Casey Through a story about a southside Dublin family, Casey’s Fringe debut is an exploration of the swollen expectations of privileged Dubliners, and what happens when we realise that we can’t have it all. 8.30pm €9-13 13th – 18th September ■ Wish I Were Here Smock Alley Theatre Directed by Andy Crook A travelogue with a difference. Bring a map and prepare to send postcards from the horizon of your imagination. 6pm €9-12 14th – 18th September ■ Shane Byrne left his
SLEEPING BAG in the car again… Smock Alley Theatre THEATREclub He’s no longer a boy scout, he hasn’t climbed a mountain since he was 16, and he can’t find his penknife. Shane Byrne, nominated for the Spirit of the Fringe 2009 award for ‘Group Therapy for One’, is back. And he needs you. 7.15pm €10-14 11th – 17th September ■ MAXIMUM JOY (Can
■ Never Look in the Mirror
When You’re Dancing Smock Alley Theatre HaveMoreFun A story of foxtrot, families, and furniture. 6.15pm €8-12 20th – 25th September ■ The Cappuccino Culture Smock Alley Theatre By Noelia Ruiz Dublin’s international residents explore the city’s new cosmopolitan landscape.
I lick the crumbs from your table?) Smock Alley Theatre THEATREclub Prepare for a sensory assault by a girl who is not called Doireann Coady. She will crawl on your kitchen floor, she will sing loudly and raucously in your front garden, and she will rip up your curtains. 5pm €10-12 14th – 17th September
Smock Alley Theatre THEATREclub HEROIN faces us with some brutal truths about how we got to where we are, and how much we really care. 9.45pm €10-14 10th – 17th September ■ Soh Smock Alley Theatre Spilt Gin Theatre, written by James Hickson and directed by Maeve Stone Audiences are offered a glimpse into the lives of the Watt family, and the dramas and conflicts which rule their lives. A play about the people, and the relationships within which they operate. 6.30pm €9-13 11th – 17th September ■ Neuropolis Smock Alley Theatre Gary Duggan & Gavin Logue An amnesiac man tries to piece together his life and identity by journeying through Dublin. From the award-winning writer of ‘Monged’ and ‘Basin’. 8.45pm €10-14 10th – 17th September ■ LIPSTICK SERVICE Axis, Ballymun La-di-da Theatre Company La-di-da are here to give you an uncompromising look into what goes on for women behind prison doors in Dublin. Leave your preconceptions at the door. 8.15pm €7-9 21st – 25th September
I Alice I The New Theatre HotForTheatre Forbidden love on the streets of Dublin. A humane documentary piece which records the trials and pains for two women who are finally coming out. 6pm €9-10 21st – 25th September ■ The Butcher Babes The New Theatre Arambe Productions, by Bisi Adigun A tragic-comic re-imagining of what really happened to Farah Swaleh Noor the night he was murdered and dismembered. Unsuitable for children and vegetarians. 8.30pm €10-14 20th – 25th September ■ The Next Two Days of
Everything ■ Heroin
Project Arts Centre
they are now, but as she painted she found she was immersed in memories of people and events of her life in each particular home. The result is a kind of mixture of present suffused with the atmosphere of the past.
Westbury Mall, is showcasing works by Irish artists Roy Wallace and Frank O’Dea, amongst others, on the theme of “Guinness - Arthur’s Day”. The exhibition will be on all things related to the black stuff. September 21-25
turous confrontation with gender and identity, with loneliness and the unexpected crossing of paths. 6.30pm Standard €10, OAP €8, Student €8 13th September
a smith A lecture style performance which approaches some overwhelmingly large questions in a modest, human way. A smith presents stories that may change your attitude to the environment in some small but important ways. 9.30pm €10 -14 15th – 18th September
■ F*ck My Life Project Arts Centre CAMPO Gent / Cork Midsummer Festival A collaboration between Cork teenagers and Belgian theatre artist Pol Hyvaert which explores the forces which drive teenagers towards emotional extremes. 6pm Standard €16, OAP €12, Student €12 11th - 12th September
■ The Ballet Ruse Project Arts Centre Muirne Bloomer and Emma O’Kane The struggles faced by two nascent ballerinas who battle for perfection. A light-hearted performance set to Tchaikovsky’s staggeringly beautiful music. 1pm €10-14 9th – 18th September ■ My Life In Dresses Project Arts Centre Sorcha Kenny Sorcha Kenny explores the stories behind her much loved vintage garments, introducing the audience to the generations of men and women whose lives are told through the fabric. 7pm €10-14 9th – 18th September ■ Dance double bill: Paradise
Dance Hall and Hang On Project Arts Theatre Maurice Joseph Kelliher / Fidget Feet Aerial Dane Theatre An intense performance by two outstanding dancers, staged to original music and video art, this double bill tears its way towards an exploration of the essence of our raw and sensual physical world. Commissioned by Westmeath County Council and Backstage Theatre. Premiered at Longford Dance Festival, April 2010. 6pm €10-14 17th – 19th September ■ My Husband is a
Spaceman Project Arts Centre Live Collision – Kazuko Hohki Stemming from a Japanese folk story of love between a peasant and a crane, this looks to be a magnificent and elegant study of cross-cultural relationships and loneliness. 6.30pm €10-14 16th September ■ My Body Travels Project Arts Centre Live Collision – Matthew P. Morris Follow Matthew P. Morris as ‘he’ transforms into ‘she’. An adven-
■ Virtual Jukebox ABSOLUT Fringe Factory at The Grand Social mouth to mouth / international performance collective Directed by Kate Craddock and Lynnette Moran Originally performed as part of Now and Then at Gallery North (UK) as part of the Wunderbar Festival. Globally dispersed performers unite in a series of personal dedications. Audiences are invited to select songs from the playlist they would like to dance to, to listen to. A fusion of the virtual and the real. 3pm Standard €5 19th September ■ Trilogy Project Arts Centre Nic Green 50 naked female volunteers join together for a radical performance. An interrogation into what being a woman today actually means, featuring a defiant call to action along with an emotive response to the raucous 1971 landmark feminist panel discussion ‘Town Bloody Hall’, which featured Germaine Greer and Norman Mailer. Feminism for the 21st century. 7pm €15-17 22nd - 25th September ■ Medea World Premiere Samuel Beckett Theatre Siren Productions Directed by Selina Cartmell A new translation of Euripides’ Medea by Robin Robertson, presented as contemporary domestic drama. Theatre and live installation, public and private lives, the seen and unseen: all is blended in this exciting new interpretation of the classic tragedy of philandering, jealousy, and violence. 3pm, 4pm, 8pm €15-25
Visual Art August Alliance Francaise
worked as a young man and spent the later years of his life. July 1 – Sept 10
■ Pierre Jamet, ‘Belle-Ile en
Bad Art Gallery
1 Kildare Street, D2
79 Francis Street, D8
Acquiring his first camera in 1924, Pierre Jamet is associated with the Humanist Photography movement and some of his pictures are amongst the most important of his time. This is his first retrospective in Ireland and it focuses on Belle-Ile en Mer, and island of the coast of Brittany where Jamet
■ Erin de Burca, ‘Suburbia’ This unique exhibition is a portrait of the Dublin suburbs where Erin grew up from the 60s to the early 80s. It is the Dublin that Erin is familiar with, background to all her growing up experiences. To create these images, Erin worked from photographs f the places as
Balla Bán Art Gallery
Unit 10, Westbury Mall, D2 ■ Arthur’s Day Exhibition To celebrate “Arthur’s Day” on Thursday 23rd September, ‘pint sized’ gallery Balla Bán, in the
Chester Beatty Library
2 Palace Street, Dublin Castle, D2 ■ Muraqqa Named by The Art Newspaper as one of the top ten Asian exhibi-
tions worldwide for 2008 and back home after a four-venue tour of America, this is a stunning, not-to-be-missed exhibition of paintings from the land of the Taj Mahal. The Library holds one of the finest collections of Indian Mughal paintings in existence, and this exhibition is a rare opportunity to see many of the best of those works. June 25 - October 3
Cross Gallery 59 Francis Street, D8
David King September 9 – October 10
Douglas Hyde Gallery Trinity College, D2
■ Dana Schultz / Eugene von
Bruenchenhein Upon seeing a work by Dana Schutz, you’re likely to wonder, “How did she imagine that, much less paint it?” Her grotesque and often humorous scenarios have elements of sci-fi and apocalyptic
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Blanchardstown Centre, D15 ■ Playboys, Paycocks and
Playbills An exhibition of Abbey Theatre poster designs from the 70s and 80s, featuring the acclaimed artwork of Kevin Scally and Brendan Foreman. The exhibition represents a changing time in graphic design and the representation of the Abbey Theatre and also showcases different styles of printing and a broad range of productions, actors, directors, costume and set designers.
Gormley’s Fine Art
24 South Frederick Street, D2 ■ Francis McCrory New works by Francis McCrory, an emerging young Belfast artist. The works are set to explore the ways people, places and things are connected in ever increasing ways. September 23 – October 7
Grand Canal Theatre
Grand Canal Dock, D2 ■ Offset Visual media and design festival providing talks, workshops, screenings. October 1 – 3
The Grand Social 35 Lower Liffey Street, D1
■ Virtual Jukebox Globally dispersed performers separated by time zones, land and sea come together to dance to a unique playlist made up entirely of personal dedications. mouth to mouth invite the audience to select songs from the playlist they would like to listen and dance to – triggering both virtual and real performers and revealing personal dedications. It’s a chance for all involved to jump in and share a moment in time. Members of mouth to mouth | international performance collective, through a live web link, will take part in an intimate dance off; gestures and dance moves will be shared, embodied, and passed on in both live and virtual spaces. Without a trained dancer in sight, this is more about random responses and endurance rather than skill. Virtual Jukebox was originally performed as part of Now and Then at Gallery North (UK) as part of the Wunderbar Festival. Directed by Kate Craddock and Lynnette Moran. September 19
Green on Red Gallery
26-28 Lombard Street, D2 ■ ‘European Dream’ by Nigel
Rolfe September 2 – October 2
Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery 1 Parnell Square East, D1
■ Jonathan Lasker and John
Noel Smith August 26 – September 18 ■ Michael Warren: Kireji September 23 – October 16
September 6 – 24
Hugh Lane Gallery
Sir John Lavery: Passion and Politics
■ Stephen McKenna New paintings September 10 – October 16
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, D1
John Lavery was one of the original supporters of Dublin’s Gallery of Modern Art when it was established by Hugh Lane in 1908. Lavery again donated a substantial number of works to the Gallery when his Americanborn wife Hazel died in 1935. His donation provides a unique visual record of one of the most significant periods of modern Irish history and is at the heart of Lavery: Passion and Politics. July 15 - October 31 ■ The Golden Bough:
Ronnie Hughes ‘Hybrid Cabinet’ Ronnie Hughes’ work has long been interested in this idea of studying ‘nature’; the search to uncover order or pattern within arbitrary phenomena, the setting up of complex hierarchies, classifications, models and conjectures – the quest, or perhaps yearning, for meaning. Hughes’s recent works allude to tensions between fate and accident, order and entropy, between the teleological and the merely random. August 5 – October 24
Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, D8 ■ Graphic Studio: 50 Years
in Dublin Graphic Studio marks the gift of more than 30 fine art prints to the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of Graphic Studio Dublin’s 50th anniversary, which IMMA is delighted to receive to add to its holding of modern and contemporary prints as part of the National Collections of Ireland. September 8 – January 3 ■ Post-War American Art:
The Novak/O’Doherty Collection This exhibition marks the generous gift of works by art historian Barbara Novak and artist Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland to the IMMA Collection. September 8 – January 30
Inspirational Arts Gallery
■ Inspirational Arts Photog-
raphy Award Exhibition
An exhibition of the works of the three nominees for this year’s Inspirational Arts Photography Award: Kate Lynch, David Earl and Lisa Cawley. Each candidate is a graduating student from IADT. The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on September 23. September 24 – October 15
Jorgensen Fine Art Gallery 16 Herbert Street, D2
■ Alexey Krasnovsky One of our longest standing gallery artists, Russian born, Irish resident Alexey Krasnovsky’s exhibition will encompass a broad range of subjects, from still life to landscapes and cityscapes, painted in his distinctive colourist style.
Poker September Fitzwilliam Card Club
Anne’s Lane, South Anne Street, D2
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
3a Chancery Lane, D8 ■ Douglas White September 2 – 18 ■ ‘The Yellow Series’ by
Amanda Coogan Includes a performance by Coogan for Culture Night on September 24 (4-8pm). September 23 – October 9
The Molesworth Gallery Molesworth Street, D2
■ Niall McCormack September
National Gallery Ireland Merrion Square West, D2 ■ Gabriel Metsu:
Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age One of the most remarkable painters of the Dutch seventeenth century, Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667), will be the subject of the National Gallery’s autumn exhibition. Metsu died at the age of thirty-seven, having painted a large number of exquisite scenes of daily life that rank among the finest of the Dutch Golden Age. The Gallery is fortunate to have in its collection two outstanding companion pieces, which are arguably the artist’s most wellknown works. September 4 – December 5
ments in time unravel unexpectedly to reveal where paths cross and people change our lives, often unsettling the ground beneath us. Shake it like a milkshake, moves that’ll groove … all creamy and dreamy. A song might be sung. The dance will be danced. And please for a moment let there be quiet… September 13, €8-10 ■ There’s a hole in my heart
that goes all the way to China Mining the mysterious caverns of the human heart, this is an extraordinary live art multimedia piece. Combining visuals, movement and text, it is made up of many parts about holes that ultimately leaves one feeling whole. Carl Jung said, “I would rather be whole than be good”. This work digs down deep into the depths of loneliness and shame, but even in its darkest moments, the canary still sings. Stacy is an Artsadmin Associate Artist. September 14, €8-10 ■ My Husband is a
Spaceman A multi-media solo show, this is the third part of an absorbing trilogy from an incredible live artist. A Japanese office lady is content with her single lifestyle until she encounters Robin, an English University fellow, in Tokyo. They fall in love, get married, and move to England. But married life is not what Robin expects and the eccentric Englishman takes to locking himself in a room upstairs every night. Derived from an old Japanese folk tale of love between a peasant and a crane, this is a love story loosely based on Kazuko’s experience of a cross-cultural relationship, loneliness and how to survive it. One of the most personal and affecting performers you are ever likely to see September 15, €8-10
■ Dance Double Bill:
It ends with a mysterious bruise, a long-distance dance, and a swallow tattoo to guide you. It starts with the people you haunt, and the traces of those who left without explanation. It’s a live performance, with under-the counter true stories. It’s a blind date, with music to fill those awkward silences. It’s dance for people who don’t like dance. It’s a guilty pleasure. It will not be sentimental, but it might be beautiful. It could get a bit x-rated. There may even be a slow-set. But whatever happens, you will not go home alone. September 17-19, €12-15
44 Westland Row, D2 ■ The Natural Order of
A selection of new paintings by William Cunningham, focusing primarily on topics relating to the sea and also Irish landscapes. August 19 – September 11
Paul Kane Gallery
6 Merrion Square, D2 ■ Between Heaven and Earth A solo show of new works by Roisin McGuigan. It will run in parallel with WESTERN SKY; a solo show of large scale skyscapes at Siamse Tire, Tralee. For Between heaven and earth, Roisin will be showing a combination of figuraive skyscapes on canvas and paper and a selection of more abstract works on perspex. September 10 – October 2
Project Arts Centre
39 Essex Street East, D2 ■ My Body Travels Matthew P. Morris is exploring a new adventure. He’s hitching his heels high and daring to redress his first solo piece. A ‘he’ who transforms to ‘she’ in order to walk the wild side of a lopsided reality of assumed identity, he’s treading bare a silent world of desirable loneliness before finally surrendering to the natural order of serenity. A cycle of events; mo-
‘Paradise Dance Hall’ and ‘Hang On’
■ The Work The Work Life, say Fitzgerald & Stapleton, is both absurd and alluring, a grotesque practical joke constantly pulling away chairs from under dignity and reason. Their delight in the details of human existence struggles with their conviction of its futility. Nothing is sane, reality is a hall of distorting mirrors reflecting the grimness of our own pretensions. A piece involving dance, spoken text and film, it also features choreography by Deborah Hay, Michael Klein, DD Dorvillier, Xavier LeRoy and Lucy Guerin. September 20-22, €11-13
158 Shelbourne Road, D4
■ Irish Antiques Dealers Fair Now in its 45th year, Ireland’s premier antiques event, the Irish Antique Dealer’s Association Fair at the RDS brings together the cream of art and antique dealer’s from around the country. September 22 – 26
15 Ely Place, D2 ■ Futures 10 This exhibition is the second in the second series of Futures, a sequence of exhibitions that endeavours to document and contextualise the work of emerging artists, around who exists a growing critical and curatorial consensus. The artists chosen for Futures 10 are Oisin Byrne, Rhona Byrne, Fiona Chambers, Niall de Buitléar, Damien Flood, Magnhild Opdol and Ailbhe Ni Bhriain. September 3 – October 24 ■ Sinead Aldridge,
‘unattainable / joy’ Video projection with sound. September 3 – October 24
Keegan, Alessio Michelini, Julie Beinvenu, James Goulden, Fionn Kidney, Damien McGlynn, Richard Gilligan and Loreana Rushe Tuesday 14th September
Science Gallery Trinity College, Pearse Street, D2
■ Biorhythm: Music and the
Body Why does a minor cord sound sad? Why is pop music at 120 beats/minute? How does a DJ manipulate a crowd? BIORHYTHM - Science Gallery’s flag ship exhibition in 2010 will be exploring the physics, neuroscience and mechanics of music. July 2-October 1
Signal Arts Centre 1 Albert Avenue, Bray
‘Met With Elsewhere’ Group exhibition by Kathryn Ryan, Jonathan Curran and Laura Butler/ August 31 – September 12 ■ ‘Through the Looking
■ Cathal Curthin,
An exhibition of paintings by staff artist and Bray native Roisin Verdon. Verdon chooses movies and TV as her source to portray image. This exhibition explores the use of mirrors in film, and the distorted representation of the self they create. September 14 – 26
This project derives from a study of the possible physical consequences of supplying energy needs from Ireland’s un-harnessed wave-power. The project is a rhetorical, salutary proposition, a manifesto and an embodiment of the scale of generation required, to supplant our oil dependence and feed our centralizing grid. The research into current and future power needs and the potential provided by wave-power is diligently explored. The result is a visionary, speculative proposal, sublimating the periodic power provided by the waves into a fantastic infrastructure formed of dilated pumped storage vessels, resting on stone pylons extracted from the bedrock. September 3 – October 24 ■ Clare Langan, ‘The
Wildernness, Part I’ The Wilderness. Part 1, surveys a landscape of abandon, darkened by uncertain catastrophe. A requiem for a vanishing planet, The Wilderness, Part 1 is an examination of an extinct world that strangely resembles our own. Shot in infrared HD video and with the use of hand-made filters, the images of the Irish landscape echo graphite drawings. Movement in the film is subtle and minimal with the drama set by Jurgen Simpson’s music composition. Sepember 3 – December 19
Rathfarnham Road, D14 ■ Original Prints An exhibition of contemporary works from the Original Print Gallery. Visitors can also explore the fine 18th Century interiors by Sir William Chambers and James Stuart. August 8 – September 12
The Workman’s Club ■ State.ie Photography
Exhibition Featuring work from State.ie Photographers: Kieran Frost, Sara Devine, Sean Conroy, Abraham Tarrush, Ian
■ Unusual House Guests An exhibition of paintings by Charmain Fitzgerald. The works are figurative and both realist and surrealist, using representational form to create a sense of otherness. September 28 – October 10
Sol Art Gallery 8 Dawson Street, D2
■ Yes’s Knife to No’s Wound An exploration of colour by Dan McCarthy September 10 – 23 ■ Group Show Featuring artists Paul Kerr, Stephen Penders, Philip Ryan and John Lane. September 24 – October 15 ■ ‘Sapphographs’ by
Donovan The exhibition features twelve pigment prints on watercolour paper from the Sapphographs series. Inspired by the poetry of Sappho (7th Centuary B.C.), Donovan captures in visual form the mythic beauty of an ancient artistic tradition. October 1 – 15
70 Pearse Street, D2 ■ David Cleary Solo exhibition by David Cleary, a multi-discipline artist who uses the mediums of drawing, photography and painting as ideas demand. In conjunction with Culture Night 2010 September 24 – October 2
51 Talbot Street ■ Clare Henderson, ‘I Can’t
Go On, I’ll Go On’
September 24 – October 23
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Comedy weekly September The Wool Shed Baa & Grill
Thomas Read’s Parliament St., D2
Mash 8.30pm, €8/€10
Parnell Street, D1
■ Tuesdays The Comedy Dublin troupe perform with a night of improv and stand-up
■ Thursdays The Underground Comedy Club Dublins anything goes alternative comedy ginch, full bar all night and DJ 9.00pm, €5.00/€8.00
■ Wednesdays The Comedy Cellar with Andrew Stanley Ireland’s longest running comedy night 9.30pm, €8/€10
■ Thursdays & Fridays Resident MC Aidan Bishop takes to the stage 8.45pm, €8/€10
■ Mondays The Comedy Shed Comedy night with MC Damo Clarke 9.00pm, €5.00
Ha’penny Bridge Inn
Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, D2 ■ Tuesdays & Thursdays Battle of the Axe at Capital Comedy Club Dublin’s long standing open mic night 9.00pm, €9.00 ■ Wednesdays & Sundays Capital Comedy Club The club’s flagship night 9.30pm, €7/€5
Catham St., D2
Hedigans, The Brian Boru Prospect Road, Glasnevin, D9
■ Tuesdays Hedigan’s comedy features some of the best improv and comedy talent Dublin has to offer.
Camden St., D2 ■ Wednesdays ‘Laugh out loud’ comedy night with Aidan Killian 8.30pm, €5.00/€7.00
Lower Rathmines Road ■ Farlmeister’s comedy box 9pm, €5/€2
The International Bar
■ Saturday The International Comedy Club Early and late shows 8pm and 10.30pm, €
■ Mondays Comedy Improv night 8.30pm, €8/€10
■ Sunday What’s New at the International New material night
■ Tuesdays Andrew Stanley’s Comedy Mish
Wicklow St., D2
■ Thursdays & Fridays Comedy improve with The Craic Pack 9pm, €8/€10 ■ Saturdays Stand Up @ The Bankers 9pm, €8/€10
The Flowing Tide Lower Abbey St., D1
■ Fridays Neptune Comedy Night
Peader Kearneys 64, Dame St., D2
■ Fridays ‘The Comedy Galf’ boasts international comedians and drink specials 9.00pm, €10/€8/€5
Twisted Pepper 54 Middle Abbey Street
■ Fridays Comedy Ireland holds their weekly Voice Box, Zocorro and Street Justice Showdown nights 8pm, Free
Shebeen Chic South Great George’s St., D2 ■ Sundays Comedy Crunch Stand-up comedy 9.00pm, Free
The Belvedere Great Denmark St., D1
■ Sundays Comedy Dublin host Sunday improv sessions. 8pm, €5/€6/€8
Trinity St., D2
Comedy once-offs September ■ Jimmy Carr The Olympia 9.00pm, €32.60 9th – 12th September ■ Bill Bailey The O2
7pm, €38 30th September ■ Dara O’Briain Vicar St. 8.30pm, €28 2nd – 12th September
■ PJ Gallagher Raging this October 1st. Tickets are €28 on sale this Friday August 5th @ 9am Vicar Street 8pm, €28 1st October
■ Adventures of a Music
Nerd (Not Snob) The Bernard Shaw 7:15pm and 8:45pm, €10-12 15th – 17th September ■ Strollinstown
An exciting new comedy act, Players Theatre 9pm, €9-13 12th – 17th September ■ Sex, Lies and the KKK Smock Alley Theatre
9:30pm, €11-14 20th – 25th September ■ Cactus: The Seduction The New Theatre 8pm, €12-15 13th – 18th September
Festivals September ■ Become a Scribe! 26th September 3pm, National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology First come first served. Only 20 places. Josephine Hardiman, artist and calligrapher, will be using techniques from early Christian manuscripts to guide participants.
musical and literary events, a great majority of which are free for the public. The festival aims to cast as wide a net as possible; eminent Irish literati will be rubbing shoulders with new musical talent and speakers discussing everything from environmental issues to garden design.
■ Top Gear Festival 24th to 26th September, tickets from 59 euro CityWest Hotel, Conference Centre and Gold Resort Super car sprints, classic car rallies, and manufacturer collections.
■ Arthur Guinness Day 23rd September Not yet a national holiday, but still trying to get there. Raise your glasses at 17:59 to toast Arthur Guinness, brewer exceptional.
■ Ranelagh Arts Festival 24th September – 3rd October A ten-day community festival. Ranelagh will be hosting a series of lectures, walks, and
■ Dublin Culture Night 24th September, Temple Bar Hundreds of free events to participate in across the entire country. Galleries, theatres, and museums all open their doors,
while the streets will be filled with performers and musicians. Get your annual dose of late night culture and take back the city.
music, and dance which this years’ fringe festival has on offer. Get thee hence to HYPERLINK “http://www. fringefest.com/”www.fringefest. com
(a fusion of samba, hip hop, reggaeton, merenge, and belly dancing), Child and Parent Modern Dance, and Ballroom and Social (waltz, fox trot, jive, cha-cha and more)
■ Ulster Bank Theatre
■ Riedel wineglass tasting
26th September, 15:30, Hugh Lane Gallery Originally produced for the Empire Marketing Board by British Instructional Films in 1930. Young boy meets policeman. Policeman and young boy decide to go to Buckingham Palace. Young boy collects ingredient from each dominion representative for the King’s Christmas pudding.
with Maximilian Riedel
30th September – 17th October Rockin’ the free world since 1957. To be opened by winner of the 2010 Best Director Olivier Award Rupert Goold’s “Enron”. Keep an eye out for “Factory 2”, Kristyan Lupa’s devastating exploration of Warhol’s infamous factory.
The Convention Center Dublin, Spencer Dock A comparative tasting in association with Mitchell & Son wine merchants Price: €95 The tasting will last for approximately an hour and the €95 ticket price includes a Vinum XL tasting set worth €120 to take home. There are also a limited number of VIP Grand Cru passes available at €350 which include entry for 2 people, 2 Vinum XL tasting sets worth €240, a signed Amadeo
■ Film Screening of “One
■ Dublin Fringe 11th-26th September Prepare to be astounded by the cocktail of theatre, comedy,
■ Dance Classes at DTI DTI Bloomfields Centre Lower Georges Street Dun Laoghaire From Jan 1st 2010 – Jan 2011 New classes include: Zumba
decanter worth €250, a glass of Champagne on arrival and priority seating for the tasting. ■ Children’s Book Festival 2010 1st – 31st October Marking its twentieth consecutive year, this October’s Children’s Books Festival is encouraging young people across Ireland to Make Friends With Reading, with hundreds of exciting book-themed events and activities taking place nationwide. Dublin Festival of Fashion 2010 1st – 3rd October Three days fashion and retail festivities throughout the city.
Jazz September Sunday
Purty Kitchen Temple Bar 6pm, Free
■ Jazz And Sushi Yamamori Sushi 38 Lower Ormond Quay, D1 7.30pm, Free Sept 5 - Yoko Taguma (Japan), Sept 12 - Soyoung Yoon (Korea) Trio, Sept 19 - Cary Posavitz (Usa) Trio, Sept 26 Kevin Morrow (Ireland) Trio
■ Globetrotter Quartet Shebeen Chic 4 South Great Georges St. 10.30 Pm, Free
■ The Merrion Gates Fitzpatricks Castle, Killiney 12.30 Pm, Free Dixieland Jazz Band ■ Jazz Globetrotters
■ Max Greenwood Town Bar And Grill, 21 Kildare Street 7pm, Free† ■ KristIna G. Trio Cafe Novo, Harry Street, D2 3pm, Free
■ Hot House Big Band The Pint, 28 Eden Quay 8.30pm, €6 18 Piece Big Band
Wednesday ■ Jam Session Centre For Creative Practices, 15 Lower Pembroke St 8pm, €7
Thursday ■ Isotope Jj Smyths, Aungier Street 9pm, €10 ■ Alex Mathias Quartet
International Bar, Wicklow St., D2 9pm, Free
■ Matt Jacobsen Qrt. Jj’s, Aungier Street €10, 8pm
■ Kevin Morrow Quartet The Supper Club, Burlington Hotel, D4 7.30 Pm, Free September (One Offs)
Thurs 2nd ■ Edel Meade’s Swoo-Beh
Project ThE Bernard Shaw 9pm, Free
Sunday 12th ■ Mike Nielson Qrt. Jj’s, Aungier Street €10, 8pm
Thursday 16th ■ Pocket Jazz Fest The Grand Social, 18 Lwr
Liffey St., D1 €16, 9pm With Pablo Held Trio, Trilogue, And Justin Carroll
Sunday 19th ■ Edel Meade’s Swoo-Beh
Project Jj’s, Aungier Street €10, 8pm
Sunday 26th ■ Kit Downes (Uk) Trio Jj’s, Aungier Street €12, 8pm
jazz words // OLLIE DOWLING
Jazz is quite rare on Dublin’s radio waves these days. Nowhere along the FM dial do you hear the likes of Ellington, Sinatra or Fitzgerald apart from the odd inclusion on Lyric or Radio 1. 4FM have just axed all of their specialist jazz programmes despite it being in their remit to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and declined to comment upon inquiry. In fact, things don’t seem to be going very well for radio at the moment with axes falling on presenters at FM104 and 2FM – the youth station of Ireland, whose eldest presenter has reached the age of 71. This month will see the launch of a new station called Radio Nova – an adult rock station aimed at 30 to 55 year olds, who on earth needs a station like that? Of course some of these problems aren’t helped when advertising revenue has plummeted, overheads have increased and listeners, jaded by the well-worn formulae of talk radio and chart count downs, are switching off. It’s no surprise that we have turned to iPods for aural comfort over the years. There are no ads, no embarrassing ‘banter’ between DJs. It’s a personal soundtrack without Lady Gaga being shoved into your face every hour on the hour. However, if it’s quality jazz radio you’re looking for, look no further than www.jazzfm.com. Even better than streaming, you can download their radio app to your smart phone and have it with you wherever you go. With 800,000 daily listeners they seem to have got it right. Despite the lack of jazz on Irish stations, live jazz gigs in town from a plethora of home-grown acts seem to be holding their own at the moment, with at least nine jazz gigs on a Sunday alone, but we have nothing to offer for a late night Friday or Saturday. Nowhere in the centre of town where you can meet up with friends and have a meal and drinks at a jazz haunt until the early hours of the morning. It is, therefore, very welcome news that from next month we might just see the possibility of two venues opening their doors to jazz. Recent concerts from Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullum have sold out, so hopefully this will mean promoters like Aiken and MCD now see a market that should be taken more seriously and will start booking some more big name jazz acts to play here before Christmas. In the coming months acts like Liane Carroll, Jose Feliciano, Lonnie Liston Smith and Stacey Kent will be playing in London, perhaps it wouldn’t be too much to ask if they were brought over here as well. For the time being, we’re still stuck in Dublin but never fear, Edel Meade’s Swoo-Beh Project play JJ’s on Sunday
September 19th with doors at 8pm and entry at an affordable €10. Their influences include everything from Jimi Hendrix to Jill Scott and watch out for songs such as Sara’s Song and Love Lost. Meade will be joined on stage by Chris Guilfoyle (guitar), Leopoldo Osio (piano), Andrew Csibi (double bass) and Tommy Gray (drums). The Dublindy crew get busy on Monday September 20th at the Button Factory with The Vertical Rhythm Club as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival (this is their fourth year at the festival). Expect a brilliant night of jazz, burlesque and swinging cabaret with Cuckoo Savante and Mary Coughlan as the main
act of the night. Doors are at 8.30 pm and entry will cost €16. Don’t forget to dress up. Next month will see the annual exodus of Dublin jazz fans to one of Europe’s biggest jazz festivals happening over the October Bank holiday weekend (22nd-25th) in Cork city. Some of the acts confirmed include Herbie Hancock, Neil Crowley, Robert Glasper and Jason Moran. More details can be had at www. guinnessjazzfestival.com and I have four tickets to giveaway to one reader for Herbie Hancock. To enter this competition all you have to do is send your name and mobile number to jazzindublin@gmail. com. Entries must reach me by Sept 30th.
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GENOA I MEAN? OPENING UP THE HILLY HEART OF ITALY words and pictures // PETER STEEN-CHRISTENSEN
Undress Rome of all its spectacular ancient beauty, dehydrate the Venice canals and peel off the beach promenades, lock, stock and palm trees, from the fancy resorts along the Rivieras. What does that leave you? Pretty damn close to the true core of Italian-ness I suspect. For all its faults, corruption and disorganisation, that essence is appealing to most who have ever experienced the joy of spending a lazy afternoon in the company of some house red, freshly baked focaccia, a few dashes of olive oil and a piazza. What is considered typically Italian might differ depending upon whose expertise you are seeking. But no doubt the coffee culture will get a mention. Likewise the endless rows of scooters and the average Guiseppe’s sweeping characteristic gestures while speaking. Close your eyes, spin the boot and point your finger - no matter where in the country you end up you will certainly find a variation of the well-renowned Italian culinary delights, some out of this worldly picturesque district and a web of clotheslines between the buildings. With a healthy appetite for all things Italian I went on a date with Genoa. The capital of the spectacular district of Liguria, drenched in sunlight and pesto in equal measures. And where, in case they have no clothes to dry, they use the lines to show their allegiances with either the Genoa or Sampdoria football teams, we see hundreds of flags during a day and it’s not even football season. If you bring a good pair of walking shoes, a couple of strong legs and a spotless sense of direction you are well equipped for taking in the hidden secrets of the Genovese. The maritime republic of Genoa was once the most prosperous city in all of Europe and the grand palazzos that line the city’s main arteries of yesteryear, like Via Balbi and Via Garibaldi, are still sights to behold for the cultural tourist. Genoa today, a former European capital city of culture, with parts of the old town maze on the world heritage list still has a port of importance. Not quite of the same stature as when their most famous son Christopher Columbus set sail to the west to find an alternative way to Asia - something old Christopher was still overly convinced of having achieved while lying on his death bed. There is one essential part of Genoa that hasn’t changed in the slightest since Columbus’ days. The city is still built clambering on a steep hill, from the sea and upwards. The Liguria region is the hilliest in Italy. Two thirds of the surface is on mountains over 1.000 metres high. One of the first representative features that dawn on you after leaving the hotel is the amount of walking on stairs. Narrow stairs, winding stairs, wide stairs, and if you’re extremely lucky later in the day – finally that elusive elevator. The Genovese all have muscly legs and impressive stamina. Dancing up and down the steep hills like they were little fluffy kids in a bouncy castle. Although
they proudly tell me about the quick route in case I want to reach the vantage points, hiking tracks or tiny villages up above. There are three different “funicolare” cable railways hoisting people up along the hill. Taking the one from Largo Zecca up to the Righi neighbourhood - passing the tasty Carbonara station on the way – you can see the sea and otherwise cramped city open up in front of you, and the hills and the countryside in the other direction. A little ramshackle train going inland up to the village of Casella along a scenic railway is the way out of town if you wanna go hiking or mountain biking (you can rent a bike at the station in Genoa). “It’s what we do on weekends”, Natascia Clemente says. “Get on the cable car or that train, it’s the quickest way out of the city. 30 minutes and you’re in the countryside.” Natascia is in her thirties and hails from one of the seaside resorts on the Riviera south of town. She moved to Genoa around 15 years ago, at that age when it’s no longer fun to live in a village where everyone knows your name. She cites the rich culture and nightlife in Genoa as the main pull. As for culture I
tried to find good live music but struggled to find anything of interest, the nightlife on the other hand is vigorous. Much thanks to the close to 50,000 students who never shy away from a good time. The only problem is finding where it’s at. Most European cities have an old town district, although not quite like this. The large maze of small streets and alleyways are like nothing else I’ve seen. Built on a hill with hundreds of winding streets going in all directions, uphill, downhill and often too small for two Vespas to meet, to say it’s difficult keeping your sense of direction is an understatement. Because of the high houses the small streets in this “Centro Storico” lie in darkness for most of the time which is of no assistance either. When you succeed in avoiding the seedier back alleys and going around in circles all of a sudden a piazza, sometimes complete with a cathedral, opens up for you. Piazza Delle Erbe is one of those typical atmospheric squares you’re likely to see in a film, choc-a-bloc full of restaurants filling the square with tables basking in sunlight and long lunches during the day, the bars vibrant in the evening. We go back into the labyrinth to find La Bottega Del Conte. A little bar on a
corner of an alleyway intersection, with a few tables outside occupied by boys in tight t-shirts and girls in long black hair and giant sunglasses. Inside there is a small bar, a dog, an old gay couple, some students plus a very happy DJ. From the good looking scenesters outside it seemed like a place to be seen but the motley crew of randomers that keep filling up the place inside make it equally interesting as it is weird. The music and the crowd rarely dance to the same beat although a very laid back and friendly atmosphere adds to the experience. In the dungeon-like cellar the floor is made of glass, and a couple of meters underneath we only see black water. We are still a couple of blocks from the harbour, I don’t really understand what’s going on. The bottle of wine is empty again. We think it’s time to go home.
EATING Genoa was the birthplace of pesto, and the locals vociferously claim that real pesto must contain ingredients from the sloping hills overlooking the Genovese coastline. Fish, served fresh, is an another important staple of the Genoves cuisine. One traditional dish served most everywhere along the Ligurian coast is Grigliata Mista Di Pesce – a blend of different newly captured fish fresh from the grill. After a few days the menus will have a familiar look, plenty of seafood variations – the mixed seafood risotto available everywhere – and while you wait for your order to arrive you will always be in company of Focaccia alla Genovese and locally made olive oil.
Antica Osteria di Vico Palla An Osteria is an Italian style eating establishment where the emphasis is generally placed on maintaining a steady clientele rather than on haute cuisine. The word literally means that the owner is hosting people. The food is all regional recipes and prepared with local ingredients. Antica Osteria di Vico Palla is an old, homely and atmospheric eatery, widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Genoa among the locals. Thankfully pricing is way out of tune with the quality and I thought they had given us the wrong cheque before closer inspection. Making a reservation beforehand is a clever move even though the restaurant is actually bigger than it seems from the outside. It is off the beaten track and quite hard to find, in the sense that if you didn’t know where to look you wouldn’t just stroll past and decide to come in for a meal. Very close to the heart of the old “Porto Antico” lies a tiny old mole with a couple of narrow streets of houses cramped within the remains of the old city wall. Once there, half the battle is won as there isn’t that many streets to choose from. On a sidenote, perhaps you should shape up on your Italian before going though, because only one of the staff has any basic knowledge of English. He’ll be coming round to your table with the blackboard menu enthusiastically as ever, although he might have a hard time describing the marvellousness on offer. Ancioe Belle Donne I doubt the name even makes sense in Italian. “Anchovies, beautiful women”. One can only assume it’s the two things
that makes restaurateur Fausto Cavanna get out of bed each morning. Fausto’s best discipline is otherwise inventive Italian cooking, more often than not based on seafood. Ancioe Belle Donne is the favourite restaurant of Natascia Clemente who demanded we should try finding it – quite a struggle it would prove. Located between Genoa’s different levels, halfway up the stairs to the Belvedere Luigi Montaldo vantage point. It’s a little quaint restaurant of great ambience offering the romantic setting of a dimly lit back garden, overlooking the next level of the city below. While my dining companion tucked into the generous portion of mussels I got a bit concerned with my starter - I’m pretty sure it was not what I ordered. But wise from the experience, they can surprise me all they want, it was one of the better starters I’ve had (and I still don’t know what it was). It was brilliantly followed up by a delightful black spaghetti dish with calamari and small bits of a local sausage. Genoa is famous for its collective sweet tooth and their way of curing the craving with outrageously good dolce desserts. Ancioe Belle Donne is no exception. Note of caution; Fausto is so true to his Italian ideals he wouldn’t serve you a cappucino after dinner if you held him at gunpoint, trust me, it’s wiser to order an espresso. Cavo Catering for that sweet tooth again. Cavo, located at the Piazza Fossatello on the edge of the old town, has a long history of serving coffee, croissants, wine, spirits and sundry confectionary, pastry and sweets for the Genovese. They opened in 1906 but had to close in 1979 due to the death of the owner Irma Marescotti. For 30 years the shutters were down before the people were finally admitted back on the coloured marble floors again. It’s restored to its former glory and stepping in over the threshold is like going into the 1920s. But with Wi-Fi on the upper floor.
SLEEPING Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa has two main train stations, one is Porto Principe located at the little Piazza Aquaverde and overlooking that same square is the Grand Hotel Savoia. We were the last in a long line of royal guests and celebrities having stayed there since 1897. Although a tad uncomfortable that I could have shared the bed with Mussolini, the hotel is in a great location, enjoys superb service and an excellent breakfast buffet. Our spacious room on the sixth floor – with a great view over the square and the port – was furnished and decorated in an old style, completely clashing with their hot tub terrace on the roof. When I’m rich, old and retired, you’ll find me here, reading in front of the fireplace.
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Clouds have gathered overhead on a balmy Monday night, promising rain in humid whispers drowned out by the sound of passing cars, while an old man observes from his front porch Anton, Roy and I making our way to Twentyone on D’Olier Street. Anton stops to urinate on the front garden wall of the terraced house, whistling tunelessly, and the old man rises from his fold-up chair to reprimand him. “What are you doing?” he gasps, to which Anton manages a curt: “Fuck off chap, I’m only having a piss!” Roy bends over and laughs, slapping his thigh. Shocked, the old man shuffles purposefully back into his house as Anton flips him off and the foamy stream left behind catches in the grouting on the pavement and onto the road. “Twentyones! Let’s get it fuckin’ going!” We have no problems getting into the club, arriving just as it’s filling up. The experience of attending Twentyone is not unlike entering a basement in which a violent crime has been committed, or at least what I would imagine it to be like. Walking down the long staircase (which is however, mercifully, rather wide) that is its entrance, with the sound of the identikit DJ-set bouncing through the door in front every time someone walks out, fills one with a sense of foreboding and anxiety unlike other clubs I’ve been in. The process of entering a subterranean area of any kind is somewhat scary, doing so while listening to Rihanna imploring her partner, through song, to pull her hair in coition is something altogether different. A young man skips me in the queue to pay in and I say nothing. It is a painful revisitation of experiences past to return to Twentyone, a place I haven’t been in roughly two and a half years and don’t have particularly fond memories of in any case. At the age of 21, I am at least three years older, at an estimate, than the majority of my fellow customers, who are all given entirely to the caustic revelry I had previously associated with the venue
and which, it seems, has remained formally intact, though set to a slightly different soundtrack. The interior of the club is nicer than I remember. They’ve got pool tables now and it seems brighter in general. Absurdly, a mostly empty bar at the side of the venue serves only Jaegermeister, vodka and Red Bull (any combination thereof!) while the main bar, which serves only dickheads it seems, is perpetually hectic. Even more stupidly, there is one pool cue between two pool tables, leading me to believe that we might be the subject of some kind of behavioral study conducted from behind a two-way mirror so I keep chill and focus on drinking my beer and not making eye contact with people. Twentyone is, I suppose, a rite of passage of sorts: a night-out which every student in Dublin has likely experienced, but for which continued custom is undertaken only by those still in some kind of existential gestation or, perhaps, stagnation. And, of course, those ubiquitous piebalds who somehow seem to gain access to licensed premises after ten in the evening. A young man falls down the stairs inside the doors downstairs and his mates laugh. The night ends with a friend of mine being punched in the face over the barrier outside. I hope they put it in the behavioral study. Anton drags me to Burger King, the girl he was kissing inside (“She couldn’t have been older than sixteen man, it was class!”) having abandoned him on the dance-floor half an hour previous. He tells me he regrets dropping the hand so early on into their acquaintance but asserts that her rejection of his pudendal advances was anomalous if one was to take a broad view of similar conquests of his in Twentyone. He smells his fingers and shakes his head, frowning, before taking a bite of his burger, mayonnaise dripping between his feet onto the tiles. He doesn’t let me have a sip of his Supersize Coke and finishes the whole thing before we jump in the taxi, upon the windscreen of which he will later spit after being dropped off at his estate. Thankfully, it washes away quickly in the rain. TwentyOne D’olier Street Dublin 2
0*-#&%"./&% 5)&("3"(&#"3 words // DANIEL GRAY picture // EMMA BRERETON Garage rock. Remember that? Sweating half your body mass out in the penumbra of the Hub because you couldn’t possibly take your disintegrating leather jacket off indoors. Sharpening your winklepickers with a boning knife. Pretending the Datsuns were actually good. But the Hub’s closed down and everybody thinks Humanzi broke up - Dublin’s garage rock community has retired to niche status, ensconced somewhere between rockabillies and people who go to singer-songwriter nights. Temple Bar’s Garage Bar, then, is something of an aberration. Ostensibly called the Garage after the scattershot decor (a disused petrol pump, a Michelin man poster, the front shell of a mo-mo car protruding from the smoking area wall), there’s an underlying black-drainpipe vibe to the place thanks to a framed Joy Division poster and the Mighty Stef, Urges and Humanzi (they didn’t break up) DJs on the line-up. Its approach to aesthetics are akin to the toilet-recorded sloppiness of Sonics disciples - rather than tables, some extra large cable spools are set on their side, the bathrooms are unisex and, in a rather shady bit of health & safety evasion, without a door and situated a whole four steps from the bar, and there’s an inexplicable amount of sawdust covering the floor in wise anticipation of the spill of fluids both bodily and tapdrawn. The place doesn’t give a fuck. Such minimal effort has been expended on creating a cohesive environment in the Garage Bar (we first park ourselves on a spool-stool on a Sunday afternoon to watch Arsenal vs. Liverpool on one of their two completely out-of-place widescreen tellies) that it is ultimately pliable
to any punter. It’s a parents-away gaff party house two weeks into adolescent liberty. I mean, we all want to slash with the jax door open and ogle posters of Debbie Harry, right? The melange of bathroom wall and tabletop graffiti is permanent-markered testament to the clientele’s diversity, swinging from American Apparel staff on a night out carving an ode to “Leonn’s tits” in a countertop to the “Northside Mad Ladz Oh Ten” scribbling their golden rules on a cubicle wall (sample Mad Ladz rule: get loads of money and bitches). Nevermind the Catalunyan activists who have marked their territory against any Castillian invaders and apparent Republic of Loose members who probably shouldn’t be let near a Sharpie ever again. Drink prices are as sweet as you can hope for in such proximity to the tourist cyclone, with a rather appealing €6 cocktail list from which the Long Island Iced Teas got round-table thumbs up - important to note with a string of new bars opening along the adjacent quays. Whether the Garage Bar’s cigarette-toting nonchalance will be its making or its undoing is a mystery - all free gaffs have a novelty period - but at the moment it’s a table worth carving your own name into.
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During the Tiger years, each stratum of Fallon & Byrne used to house a different section of society, or at least that’s how I saw it before early birds and pre theatre menus became a socially acceptable part of dining out. On the ground level it was not unusual to catch a yoga matt to the jaw as some bendy Madonna reached for a packet of Ditty’s oatcakes, doing everything short of sun salutations in a bid to fill her hemp woven shopping bag as civilised queuers at the deli counter wondered what it would be like to eat their lunch off white linen upstairs. Down in the lower depths, wine aficionados and lushes gurgled about viticulture, shovelling charcuterie down their necks between swigs and shunning the daylight like vampires, while the hungry hierarchy admired rosetinted views of an invincible city from the top floor restaurant. Fast forward a few years to post-boom Dublin and the only real noticeable difference at Fallon & Byrne is that seats upstairs in the grand dining hall are no longer coveted by the penny pinching masses because now we can all actually afford to eat there despite having less money to spend. And the great thing about the pre-theatre menu which runs all night Monday-Friday from 6pm onwards is you don’t have to sit through five acts of Shakespeare to take advantage of it. We skipped the play and visited the multi-storey restaurant on a rainy Monday night both willing to part with a reasonable €30 for three courses. Our initial cravings for good food were first met with delicious sundried tomato bread and real butter, then by two very fine starters. The crab with crème fraiche decorated with a cluster of Avruga caviar (a more sustainable alternative to the Beluga variety) was fresh and simply presented upon a bed of mango and sorrel salad and the other starter, a roughly cut and mild slab of freerange chicken terrine dotted with pistachio was pleasant without being exceptional. Teamed with two pieces of toasted brioche, a radish salad and three moderate blobs of yummy caper and raisin puree of which we would have liked more, the terrine was decent but for me, the crab pinched the prize. For main course, the rib eye steak with béarnaise sauce did not tempt me or my companion and while I considered the chicken breast with fondant potato, fig and truffle salsa, the sweet potato and nut Wellington won me over in the end. This vegetarian option pertly packaged in puff pastry was a filling feed indeed. Garnished by a tuft of shakura cress and presented amidst rustic ratouille, this dish was hearty and wholesome but could have done with more jus to keep the nut mix moist. My companion was satisfied but not blown
MBZFSDBLF GBMMPOCZSOF away by the hake, though she raved about the accompanied zesty crushed potatoes that were packed with spring onions and flavour. Squishy marble-sized tomberries rolled about on the plate with ripened mischief before popping like water balloons in the mouth, while a troop of pickled girole mushrooms were deemed too vinegar-drenched to make it past the bouncers of this particular mouthy establishment. At dessert’s tuneful chime, we indulged in more than a spoonful of a death-inducing warm chocolate pudding whose decadence was beautifully balanced by a scoop of passion fruit ice cream. The brilliant creamy crème brulee also came with a scoop of the cold stuff, but this time it was cappuccino flavoured. Including a glass of Vermentino (€5.50) for me and a Chenin Blanc (€7) for her, our meal cost €72.50 before tip was added. As expected, Fallon and Byrne have managed to maintain fairly high standards in a post-boom Republic, leaving us with little to F & Blind about. 11-17 Exchequer Street Dublin 2 t: 01 4721000
1JFS$MBTT $BWJTUPOT4FBGPPE3FTUBVSBOU words // KATIE GILROY picture // EMMA BRERETON If you’re wondering how the snow-capped, Polo-shirt clad retirees of South County Dublin have been spending their days now that their pension funds are diminished, the value of their Georgian sea-side estates purely sentimental and their arthritic bones no longer able to withstand 18 holes on the golf course 5 days a week, look no further than Caviston’s of Glasthule for enlightenment. Long a local institution, Caviston’s Food Emporium has been known to rack up a queue the length of Dun Laoghaire’s east pier at Christmas time when men in their droves embark on their annual shopping trip, their breast pockets lined with enough green to purchase a plump, organic bird. With all the character of a village general store, Caviston’s shelves stock the greatest array of goods imaginable from rare cross-breed vegetables
to molasses and of course a vast spectrum of scaled swimmers and shellfish too. Next door to Peter Caviston’s gourmet shop is his 26 seater seafood restaurant where the theme of local, comfortable and familiar is continued, and the high standards maintained. Lunchtime sees a total of three regimented sittings beginning at midday with the last one at 3.30pm. We opt for the middle slot at half one on a Thursday which is almost booked out. The lunch deal of €15.95 for a starter and main is only available until 12.30pm and offers a rather limited choice of pan-fried haddock, baked cod and organic salmon – a choice well tailored to the prune-like clientele and their temperamental dentures but a little too Volvo-esque for these two thrill-seeking spring chickens. There are a few beacons of excitement on the menu
however and the racy mermaid murals covering an entire wall on one side of the narrow eatery hint that this place is a far cry from the bingo hall where I quietly assume many of our fellow diners will end up later. While seafood is the order of the day, there are one or two fish-free options amongst the starters. My mother overlooked the soup in favour of the tian of white crabmeat that had been lightly curried in a mayonnaise concoction (€10.95). Surrounded by a stream of pesto, the wide-based crab-stack was indeed tasty but Mum (who by the way, does not yet come close to qualifying for entry into the over 65’s age bracket) felt the dish was monopolised by the attention-grabbing curry leaving the juicy crabmeat bereft of an opportunity to shine. I had no bones to pick with my starter – a warm goats cheese assemblage featuring a dynamic duo of organic beetroot and fig (€8.95). Not only an aesthetic delight to behold with the beet’s vibrant purple stain splashed across the blank cheese like spilt ink on crisp white paper but this offering was also a thrill to disassemble mechanically, molar by molar. The fleshy fig, unconcerned here with the preservation of modesty, provided sweetness in abundance despite its compact anatomy. Both our main courses were exemplary of the expertise of this restaurant’s culinary team in not only sourcing the best pieces of fish but in cooking them to the point of perfection. Mum’s scallops, a special for the day, were tender, bulbous bites soaked in a delicious beurre blanc sauce. My roast monkfish, or poor man’s lobster as it is often referred to, sat well amongst a creative mix of organic yellow tomato, chilli, okra and coriander relish. Each of these flavours – the sweetness of the yellow tomato, the chilli’s distinguishable kick as well as the aromatic coriander held their own individually whilst simultaneously working as a formidable, mouth-watering team. We shared a cream-filled berry and chocolate roulade before rolling ourselves home, now rendered geriatrics by the volume of delicious food we had consumed. Including one latte, a pinot grigio for Mum and sauvignon for me, the bill before service came to €92.95. 58/59 Glasthule Road Sandycove Co. Dublin t: 01 2809245
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Cocoa Atelier is the latest addition to Dublinâ€™s Drury Street, causing quite a stir amongst the sweet-toothed cognoscenti. The sophisticated chocolate boutique, stocked with a splendid array of luxurious Irish handmade chocolates and polychromatic macaroons is owned by French chocolatier, Marc Amand, who has spent 25 years refining his art, finally opening his first store in our capital city this summer. Not only are Amandâ€™s wares made using the finest ingredients but are sans preservatives too which means they can be enjoyed all the more. The chocolate gallery of choice includes blackcurrant, mango and ginger varieties as well as the bejewelled salted caramel and the goldgilded chestnut honey chocolate. On the shelves are glass jars full of cocoa nibs and butter and caramel pastes for baking and the macaroon-clad mannequin in the window models a colourful ensemble composed of pistachio, coffee and passion fruit flavoured treats that canâ€™t but turn heads. Soon a DIY section will be opening in Atelierâ€™s basement that will be brimming with all the baking supplies chocolate addicts and Betty Crocker enthusiasts alike have ever dreamed about and by the end of September the Drury Street store will be the only place to go for a cup of hot chocolate. 30 Drury Street Dublin 2 www.cocoaatelier.ie
Following a successful debut in 2009, the Mexican Food Festival will run once again from 16-25 September and promises to be yet another fun-filled, action packed event. All the festivities will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont, including an authentic Mexican meal cooked by world renowned chef Margarita Carrillo that will be served up at the hotelâ€™s Uisce restaurant. Here, the Irish public will get an opportunity to taste new trends in quality Mexican haute cuisine, sample Mexican wines, beer and tequila and become acquainted with some of the most exciting and well-established culinary traditions in the world. Other events in the festival line-up include a Mexican BBQ night and a Corona themed evening with live music from a traditional Mari-
achi band at Stil Bar and salsa lessons for those wishing to brush up on their dancing skills. And as if you needed another reason to get involved, a return trip to Cancun with five nightâ€™s accommodation at the Hilton Hotel will be up for grabs on the festival closing night. Chef Carrillo will be conducting Mexican Haute Cuisine cooking demonstrations over the course of the nine days with each class priced at â‚Ź40 or â‚Ź130 for four. Contact the Mexican Embassy for more info. t: 01 6673105 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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4DFOF6OTFFO $0.1"/:%"5 1"$*/0Â˜4 Company Dâ€™s Scene Unseen, set in Pacinoâ€™s on Suffolk Street, is a collection of five ten minutes pieces of theatre with a five minute interval between each; those five minutes provides the audience with time to order more food or drinks. The total running time is just about under an hour and a half. The area given for both the audience and the actors is hardly roomy, but the more intimate setting arguably makes the evening all the more special. It is aimed at both regular and non-theatre goers alike, and the subject matter and delivery here is indeed accessible to most. Itâ€™s fair to say that they have achieved their goal of appealing to both theatre fans and novices; there are facets that will draw in either crowd. From the sharp acting and new writing for those interested in the theatre to the delicious food and wine for those that are there for more earthly concerns. Using an ensemble cast of four actors, Company Dâ€™s five plays squeeze in fast-paced and clever dialogue with such brevity it almost warrants a rewind button. The first four scenes all incorporate their surrounding appropriately, they are ostensibly set in a cafĂŠ/bar/restaurant, so Pacinoâ€™s natural atmosphere is lent to these pieces. In contrast, the final piece, a loud, brash piece, deliberately over-wrought for comic effect, stands on its own regardless of setting. We get scenes very obviously placed in New York, then Dublin, then a couple of universal pieces that could be set anywhere. These five pieces are all newly written, and are changed periodically, giving it echoes of Painted Fillyâ€™s 100 Minutes, another great store of new writing. The night starts at ten in the evening and tickets are ten euro. For an additional twenty, you can get two tapas and two glasses of wine and beer. Expect to make a night of it. Scene Unseen Pacinoâ€™s 18 Suffolk St., Dublin 2 www.pacinos.ie
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One thing is for sure, if you want to offend a former lucha libre star, to really knee him in the balls and kick him where it hurts, throw out a passing remark about the art of free-fighting being ‘theatrical’. Good thing we’re not doing this thing face to face, or face to mask as it were. I can almost hear the keys crushing under the weight of Pablo Picante’s clenched fists as he responds to the unintentional insult via email. The ex-wrestler turned burritoroller hasn’t been an Irish resident for all that long but already his tortilla-wrapped treats (especially his beefy barbecoa) have earned him a loyal and ever-expanding following, most evident at lunchtime when the queues at his Baggot Street burreatery warrant crowd control. But despite the bulging muscles, thundering tight-clad thighs and stern masked scowl, I get the impression that this bare-chested Aztec warrior is really just a big old softy with pigeon English and the potential to be a massive style icon. Pablo, you have quite a unique sense of style. How have the Irish public responded to the gimp mask? Jajaja… it is true about Los Irlandés thinking Pablo is the gimp… ¡Que divertido! Now everybody wants the jello and red mask from Pablo for its distinto style. More importantly, your burritos have been going down a treat since your Baggot Street store opened in February. Can you share with us your recipe for success? Pablo will not share the recipe for Aunt Conchita will kill him if the secrets of her cocina is given away. To say it in a simple way, the flavours of Baja California – frijoles, chillis, carne asada, fresh vegetables
Making the transition from the theatrical world of Mexican free-fighting to a more humble existence flipping burritos in the chillier climes of D2 can’t have been easy… Lucha Libre is not theatre… en serio… it is for the mas fuerte only. Y segundo, burritos are not “flipped” like the hamburguesa… they are rolled with a delicate style. Rolling burritos gives Pablo much tranquilidad but most of the time Pablo is downstairs helping in the cocina… for he is a shy luchador and likes to be humble. What aspects of Irish culture have you grappled with since moving here and how does this place compare to your native country? ¿“Grappled” What is? Pablo is ambitious to learn about the cultura in Irlanda – Los San Patricios and the historia combinada of Mexico and Irlanda is very nice for Pablo. The biggest difference from Mexicali and Tijuana is the seguridad… in Irlanda Pablo likes to walk with no worry… except O’Connell Street on the Saturday night ¡Que loco! You must have had a bunch of wrestling heroes during your sporting career. What culinary greats do you aspire to these days? Aunt Conchita is the greatest culinary for Pablo. Rick Bayless (the chef favorito of Señor Obama) is pretty good tambien… for a gringo. I can’t imagine you well-built burly wrestlers have any trouble with the ladies. Is there a Mrs. Picante we should know about? Pablo has been most fortunate to have many bonitas in his life. Now Pablo is looking for a nice gringa Irlandesa… ¿for the EU green card que no? In the ring the mask is sacred and many luchadors will go to great lengths to conceal their identities. Will we ever be introduced to the face behind yours? No. Pablo Picante 131 Baggot St., Dublin 2
Chai Yo offers Japanese and Thai food in the friendly settings of its Baggot Street restaurant. With three Teppenyaki areas for group bookings and a wide, varied menu, Chai Yo offers affordably good food in a laidback environment.
Chai-Yo 100 Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2 T: 01-676 7652 W: www.chaiyo.ie
Offering a full hot-plate cooking experience,Yo Thai gives visitors not just fantastic Thai food, but the buzz of open-kitchen cooking for those looking for more entertainment from dining out. Great for both special occasions and quieter meals,Yo Thai is accommodating and friendly.
Mount Merrion At Kielyâ€™s of Mount Merrion Deerpark Road Dublin 18
01-288 8994 // www.yothai.ie
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On the doorstep of the Swan Centre lies one of Rathmines’ best kept secrets. Kafka offers affordable, wholesome, and well-made brasserie fare at a reassuringly reasonable cost. The sparse, minimal décor goes hand in hand with the delicious diner-style food; free of pretence and fuss. With a varied but not overstretched menu, Kafka touches enough bases to cover most tastes. Appetizers range from delicious chicken wings to golden breaded brie, while the main menu offers up anything from hearty bangers and mash, to porcini mushroom risotto. While their prices are easy on the pocket, Kafka cuts no corners with quality of their food.
Odessa is Dublin’s original dining lounge, a mesh of style and substance. Thanks to its newly-popular Fivers menu, its defining quality has become offering affordable sophistication. The restaurant offers a mouth-watering menu renowned for its tapas-style offerings and an unparalleled cocktail menu, all in a chilled-out atmosphere.
A relative new comer to Dublin’s restaurant scene, Le Bon Crubeen is a refined yet unpretentious brasserie. With food quality at the forefront of their philosophy, the people behind this Talbot Street establishment serve up honest, well sourced, brasserie fare. Impressive rotations of weekly specials accompany a menu that offers up among other things, pork belly, and Steak frite, the benchmarks of any brasserie worth its salt.
236 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
14 Dame Court, Dublin 2
t: 01 670 7634 www.odessa.ie
81- 82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
www.leboncrubeen.ie t: 01 704 0126
t: 01 497 7057
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The Green Hen
33 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
Upper Drumcondra Road
Open for lunch, dinner, brunch, and snacks, Exchequer Street’s Green Hen offers one of Dublin’s most idiosyncratic menus - with mains ranging from fresh sea trout to tartlet of St. Agur cheese, and duck and mushroom pie amongst the daily specials, the Green Hen’s platters are unparalleled. Traditionalists, fear not - ribeye steak, and duck confit all offer equally delicious options for the less adventurous.
The Rendezvous Room Restaurant is open for both breakfast and dinner. Enjoy a delicious meal in the relaxing and pleasant surroundings, with both A La Carte and Table d’Hote Menus available. The Skylon also boasts a superb selection of wines to choose from. Enjoy a drink or a meal in the Cosmopolitan Bar, newly decorated in traditional Irish style. This is the ideal meeting point for any occasion and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Evening menu is also available.
t: 01 6707238
t: 01 808 4418
A bright addition to Dublin’s growing ‘gastro pub’ scene, The Exchequer abides by its mission to provide fresh, simple, and wholesome food to accompany its impressive selection of cocktails, wine, and imported beers. The stylish and plush surroundings encourage relaxation, but their approach to cuisine is anything but lax. Their well thought out lunch and dinner menus are outdone only by the Sunday roast, which is fast becoming a weekly institution.
A welcoming bar area offers a post-work winddown or light evening meal, perfect for you and your colleagues to enjoy with hot and cold tapas, available Tuesday to Saturday. Ideal for business and perfect for pleasure, or to dine privately for groups of between 10 and 14 people, Dax Restaurant is only a stones throw away from you and your business so why not take the time to visit a restaurant of refreshment, rejuvenation and reinvigoration.
www.theexchequer.ie t: 01 670 6856
Tuesday to Friday from 12.30pm to 2pm Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
3-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
23 Pembroke Street Upper
t: 01 676 1494 email@example.com www.dax.ie
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 The acclaimed, award-winning Eden restaurant serves contemporary food with a distinctive Irish flavour, overlooking the vibrant Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. With a set of mouthwatering dishes available for mains, from mushroom tarts to duck confit, and a stunning location, Eden is one of Dublin’s must-eat experiences.
t: 01 670 5372 www.edenrestaurant.ie
Venu has enjoyed a loyal following since it opened in 2006 and it has been renowned for its well-executed, varied food menu and for its award-winning cocktail bar. If you are looking for a vibrant place that serves great cocktails and quality ‘home-made’ dishes at reasonable prices it is hard to look much further than Venu Brasserie. Tues - Sat: Dinner 5.30 til late Saturday Brunch: 12pm til 4pm
The relaxed and intimate setting of Café Carlo, coupled with its high-quality, reasonably priced food and friendly, attentive staff has made this restaurant a huge favourite with Dublin diners. Not only is it a popular choice with visitors to our fair city, it's also found a place in the hearts of the discerning locals, who return time and again to soak up the Cafe Carlo atmosphere and enjoy some genuinely delicious food. Free glass of wine with every main course when mentioning this ad!
Anne’s Lane, off South Anne St, Dublin 2
t: 01 67 06755 www.venu.ie firstname.lastname@example.org
63 - 64 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
t: 01 888 0856 www.cafecarlo.net
Yamamori has two locations in Dublin City centre, Japanese restaurants with a wide variety of Japanese dishes from sushi and sashimi to Japanese grill and tempura. This restaurant has 15 years of experiance in the Japanese food business. Yamamori Sushi is located in the heart of Dublin over looking the Ha’penny bridge. The restaurant has a 300 seat capacity, one of the largest venues including four different dinning areas one of which is our newly decorated Bamboo garden. The restaurant has a large open plan kitchen complete with a sushi bar. Sit back and enjoy one of our Japanese movies and keep an eye out for our Japanese girls wearing traditional Japanese Yukata. Try our Jazz Sushi Sunday Night gig at Yamamori Sushi on Ormond Quay Dublin 1, a perfect way to wind down the weekend.
The Bereen brothers from the South William Urban Lounge have created an exciting new option for dining out in Dublin: fresh, simple Mediterranean dishes, perfect for diving in and sharing with friends, family and work colleagues alie, in the funky laid-back atmosphere of Coppinger Row, slap-bang in the middle of the coolest quarter of south city Dublin
Bloom Brasserie is a restaurant with lofty ambitions. With an excellent head chef well versed in the traditions of French cuisine, Bloom’s offers up accessible cuisine that accentuates their quality local ingredients. Head chef Pól Ó hÉannraich has lovingly assembled a menu that sees Angus Beef carpaccio alongside Caramelised King Scallops, and Roast Seabass. All dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to perfection.
t: 01 8720003
t: 01 672 9884 www.coppingerrow.com
38/39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
www.yamamorisushi.ie / www.yamamorinoodles.ie
Off South William St, Dublin 2
Mon - Sat Lunch Menu 12 - 3pm Afternoon Menu 3 - 6pm Dinner 6 - 11pm Sunday Brunch 12.30 - 4pm Evening 6 -9pm
11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4
Unit 1 Old Orchard Inn, Butterfield Ave, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 Attached to the Old Orchard Inn, this Chinese restaurant on Rathfarnham’s Butterfield Avenue has an extensive menu, which couples traditional Chinese cuisine with several house specialties. Cantonese style fillet of beef and black pepper spring lamb head a thoroughly enticing menu.
t: 01 493 4938
www.bloombrasserie.ie t: 01 668 7170
Diep Noodle Bar
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6 Thai and Vietnamese food experts, Diep, offer a great value noodle-based menu with an exciting and exotic range of dishes including soups, salads and stir-fries. Diep Noodle Bar’s Bangkok Street Food menu is a steal and includes three courses of soup, appetiser and main course for €16 available Monday to Sunday until 7pm. With it’s fresh and genuine approach to cooking alongside it’s popular cocktail bar, warm hospitality and it’s releaxed but vibrant atmosphere. Diep Noodle Bar is a firm local favourite.
Temple Bar, Dublin’s own French Quarter - is an appropriate home for this lively Cajun/Creole restaurant where great music meets great food. Try the gumbos, Jambalayas and blackened dishes... You won’t find better this side of the Mississippi. Originated from Louisiana, and is a combination of American Indian, African, French and Spanish cuisines - and it’s Tante Zoe’s speciality. Tante Zoe’s also has private rooms to cater for parties of 20, 40 and 100 people.
t: 01 497 6550 www.diep.net
t: 01 6794407 www.tantezoes.com
The Chili Club
1 Anne’s Lane, South Anne Street, D2
Deerpark Road, Mount Merrion, Dublin 18
Dublin’s first Thai Restaurant The Chili Club has been cosily situated in Anne’s lane off Grafton Street since 1991. Irish owned by Tess Corr, Thomas Mahon and Peter Slane, it is a long-time favourite with Dublin’s restaurant-goers, serving delicious authentic Thai food cooked by the Head Chef Don Pia-Kaew. Originally from Bangkok he cooks using only fresh herbs and spices. The Chili Club is renowned for it’s delectable green curry. The restaurant is small and intimate, with pristine linen, candle-lit tables, beautiful crockery and genuine Thai art and furniture. A warm and friendly atmosphere ensures lunch or dinner is always a pleasurable experience.
This much loved fusion restaurant marries traditional Thai food with the energy of Japanese Teppanyaki tables. Whether you want their highly skilled chefs to put on a show cooking at the table, or simply order food to you table, Yo Thai is a reliable source of good quality East Asian cuisine.
t: 01 288 8994
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For over 15 years Pacino’s has been a family-run restaurant known for its delicious ‘Classic & Gourmet’ pizzas and pastas, steaks and salads. It serves traditional, fresh, quality Italian cuisine. Its beef is 100% Irish, and sourced from reputable suppliers, and its pizza dough made fresh, inhouse, daily. Pacino’s offers a modern dining experience, with an old world vibe – stylish brickwork, wooden floors and soft lighting all combine to create a relaxed, rustic, informal atmosphere.
Il Primo is one of the longest-established Italian restaurants in Dublin’s city centre. For over a decade, Il Primo has been serving rustic Italian food paired with some of the best wines that Tuscany has to offer. Most of its wines are imported directly to Il Primo and cannot be found anywhere else in Ireland. The restaurant is located in a romantic period house, which has been converted into a lively, homely bar area and a cosy and intimate dining room, located five minutes from St. Stephen’s Green. The emphasis throughout Il Primo is on providing some of the finest wines from Tuscany with a range of simple and delicious Italian dishes in the heart of Dublin.
The Farm is about tasty homemade locally sourced free range, organic and fresh food. Healthy vegetables and fresh herbs. All their food is freshly prepared and cooked to order.
Famed for their Teppenyaki tables creating a unique and interactive eating experience, as well as meals made from the freshest, highest quality ingredients and a great party opportunity, Chai Yo perfects the balance between fun and food. For the less party-inclined of visitors, there is a quieter downstairs section. Something for everyone!
18 Suffolk St., Dublin 2
t: 01 677 5651 www.pacinos.ie
16 Montague Street, Dublin 2
t: 01 478 3373 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Dawson St, Dublin 2
11 am to 11 pm 7 days a week
t: 01 671 8654 email@example.com
100 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2
Mon-Fri:12.30-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm Sat: 5.30pm-midnight Sun: 3pm-10pm
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cinema The Girl who Played with Fire Director: Daniel Alfredson Talent: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Peter Andersson Released: August 27
Mother Director: Bong Joon-Ho Talent: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Yoon Jae-moon, Kim Byoung-soon Released: August 27 From Oedipus to Medea to the mama of Norman Bates, the peculiarities of maternal love - when addressed on film - has frequently made for cinematic gold. Bong Joon-ho’s latest thriller puts motherhood through the wringer, following Hye-Ja Kim’s unnamed heroine as she fights to clear her son’s name. The son in question, a sad-eyed and slow-witted boychild played by Bin Won, is accused of the murder of a local schoolgirl, and has conveniently erased the events of that entire night from his memory. What follows is a hard-boiled and surprisingly charming crime thriller, drawing on Bong’s taste for mordant humour and moments of vicious brutality. What begins with a scene of Hye-Ja dancing in a cornfield takes a turn through the darker territories of the human mind, creating a sense of the momentousness of parental love, a faith so strong it can consume lives and drive an otherwise timid old lady to acts of animal savagery. Mother strikes an impressive balance between characters and plot; Won is pitch-perfect as the tragic clown, a floppy-haired, brain-damaged pin up capable of moments of wrenching sadness. Hye-Ja, meanwhile, is an altogether unknown quantity; hysterical, sinister and sharp as an acupuncturist’s needle. The doomed pair are placed among a supporting cast of village ‘characters’ and corrupt police, a gallery of rogues and eccentrics who provide ample material for the director’s love of the absurd (the villain of his last film, after all, was a mutant tadpole hell-bent on devouring humanity). As in previous effort Memories of a Murder, Bong likes to contrast the heavy stuff with moments of out-and-out piss-taking. The film draws on melodrama and genre tropes, but shifts unexpectedly into moments of tenderness. For the perpetrator of The Host, the most successful Korean film ever made, this successor is suitably epic. The score is unobtrusive but elegant, all MGM strings and orchestral sweeps which mirror the sudden plot shifts from irreverence to emotional heft. Cinematography, likewise, presents a series of gorgeous tableaux. Half Agatha Christie pastiche, half Hitchcock played out in Seoul, Mother is a fine example of what happens when the master of Korean schlock-horror trades in sea squids for domestic monsters. Roisin Kiberd
This is the second film from the trilogy based on Stieg Larsson’s Millenium series and unfortunately unlike the first, it fails to live up to its literary counterpart. Lisbeth Salander, a gothic private detective, is embroiled in a plot wrought with false accusations of murder, computer hacking and violent criminals. Her one time love interest, Mikael Blomkvist, is involved in exposing a billion dollar sex trafficking ring that will lead him straight back to Salander. Alfredson’s interpretation of the book is in many ways a commendable effort but at the rate the story jumps between various sub-plots and the main narrative, it’s difficult to keep up with what’s going on. However, Rapace and Nyqvist thrash out quite a gripping portrayal of two very complex characters set to a beautifully captured backdrop of various Swedish cities and towns. Ultimately, the better parts of this film suffer from a confusing plot and an unsatisfactory ending. - LG
The Hole 3D Director: Joe Dante Talent: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennet, Nathan Gamble, Teri Polo, Bruce Dern Released: September 22 Exactly for whom this film is intended is something of a mystery to me. From the poster and trailer I expected a tween adventure with a supernatural twist akin to Are You Afraid of the Dark? Or Goosebumps. To my delight, this was far more enjoyable than just a silly kids’ film. It is certainly directed towards young teenagers but the great thing about The Hole is that it is actually scary! Along the same lines as Dante’s previous masterpiece Gremlins, this film is full of menace but keeps the tone light enough to maintain the fun element. Dante keeps you on the edge of your seat with constantly mounting tension and silly jumps that make the audience giggle as much as scream. This is as fun as horror gets and for once the gimmick of 3D is used as just that... a gimmick. Certainly not high-brow but lots of fun and scarier than you might expect! - CL
Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Director: Floria Sigismondi Talent: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon Released: September 10
Director: Conor McDermottroe Talent: Martin McCann, Jodie Whittaker, Gerard McSorley Released: September 17
A biopic that isn’t in any way contrived is a rarity indeed and Floria Sigismondi’s account of the anarchic group’s rise to prominence and subsequent dissolution is in many respects a tale that’s been told countless times before. However Sigismondi’s flair for musical direction enables her to capture the excesses of their fleeting fame as it began to sour with enough style to differentiate it from your prototypical tale of rebel rockers on the road to ruin. Kristen Stewart seems an odd choice to portray the personification of cool that is Joan Jett but her Twilight persona is instantly forgotten as she melts into the role, capturing the mannerisms and idiosyncrasies that made Jett an enduring presence in the music industry, the only member to emerge from the ashes of the band and forge a successful solo career. This version is likely to be heavily compared to Edgeplay, a documentary profiling The Runaways career that is highly regarded amongst hardcore fans despite the fact that much of its content is allegedly contested by the band itself but for those unfamiliar with them, this may prove to be just as informative an experience. - AR
The story of Occi Byrne (McCann) is a tragic one and an often poignant one. He was born to a single mother in small-town Ireland, Occi’s life is beset by teasing and unpleasant experiences, resulting in a rather mentally unbalanced young man. Swansong uses Occi’s story as an example of someone who fell between the cracks in the mental health system and this good-natured man has had his life destroyed by his struggle with his own mental instability and that of his mother, Bridget (Whittaker). This is a fairly decent character study that is based on Conor McDermottroe’s one-man play which he starred in himself. For whatever reason, McDermottroe chose not to take the lead in the film but Martin McCann carries the film well and is charismatic enough to keep the audience firmly on Occi’s side, despite his flaws. The story moves along well and some strong performances ensure that this film is watchable, although not terribly original. - CL
AR - Aoife O’Regan OM - Oisín Murphy CL - Charlene Lydon RK - Roisín Kiberd
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games words // EMMET PURCELL Madden 11 – Review EA Sports [PS3, Xbox360, Wii, PSP] A prerequisite for the growing army of NFL fans in Ireland, this year’s edition of Madden Football is particularly newbie-friendly, thanks to an interesting new play-calling system called GameFlow. Essentially, GameFlow involves giving on-screen and audio advice for executing plays to players, a time-saving and far less finicky practice that EA say cuts the gaming time in half. In any case, its introduction is a huge boost to newcomers typically bewildered by the game’s vast playbook, as you can instead receive sound advice from your coach, just like a quarterback would. Aside from Gameflow, it’s business as usual for Madden – as inventive, intuitive and comprehensive as ever. Only this year, casual gamers can get involved with a handy inclusion that as its name suggests, really allows the America’s favourite game to flow. - EP
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days IO Interactive [PS3, Xbox360, Windows] Well here’s a sequel we didn’t expect – the return of IO Interactive’s Kane & Lynch. The original 2007 release caused large consternation from fans of the Hitman developers, as well-respected Gamespot. com reviewer Jeff Gerstmann was fired by his employers, allegedly for rating the title unfavourably. Gamers didn’t have fond memories of the the duo’s original adventure either.Three years later and IO Interactive have made numerous attempts to differentiate their Shanghai-set sequel, such as granting the title a unique, YouTube-inspired grainy art style. Yet despite the team’s best effort, Dog Days is very nearly a dog’s dinner, due to an uninspired, shockingly brief single-player experience. Brief mention should be made of Dog Days’ enjoyable and strategic multiplayer modes, yet no matter of superfluous gameplay additions can change the reality that Kane & Lynch’s latest should be recommended as nothing more than a mildly diverting rental. - EP
7JEFPHBNFT)PMMZXPPET OFYUGSPOUJFS Hollywood action fare has changed a lot in the past twenty years. At the turn of the 1990s, the record for the highest film production budget was first smashed by an ultra-violent 18s rated action flick (Terminator 2, 1991), before being broken a couple of years later by a high-concept literary adaptation (Jurassic Park, 1993). It wasn’t until the 2000 release of director Brian Singer’s X-Men that Hollywood struck cinematic gold with a new approach, one that is still reaping immense profit today – superhero adaptations, and lots of them. Of course the problem with striking it lucky with superhero adaptations is that there are only so many superheroes worthy of cinematic glory, so ten years later we are left primarily with ill-judged reboots, endless sequels, or the cinematic debuts of third-tier comic favourites. Luckily, Hollwood bigwigs have another industry from comics that is making record profits, has an identical in-built audience to comics, and whose market potential is relatively untapped - videogames. Sure, there have been plenty of videogame adaptations in the past, most of whom were decidedly awful, yet videogames is just one critical or commercial smash hit away from becoming the latest Hollywood golden cow. Just as Singer won over critics in 2000 with X-Men, gamers are still awaiting the first bona-fide blockbuster videogame movie. Luckily, with everything from Bioshock, Gears of War, Mass Effect and even Kane & Lynch in pre-production, we may not have to wait long. Since modern videogames have become so entranced with current moviemaking in
terms of storyline and cut-scene bravado, they are easily transferrable in comparison to properties of the 90s, where videogame movies were purely chosen by virtue of how popular their source material was (Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros), rather than how each could fit the cinematic medium. Also, unlike the days of Bob Hoskinsstarring roles, the latest videogame movies are attracting Hollywood’s elite, such as Jake Gyllenhaal (this summer’s Prince of Persia), potentially Lost’s Matthew Fox (as rumoured for Mass Effect), and the unlikely duo of Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis (Kane & Lynch, strangely enough). If, as expected, videogames replace comic book properties as the de rigueur choice for high-budget blockbusters for the new decade, it will be another victory in the medium’s ongoing bid for increased cultural acceptance. More importantly, let’s raise a glass once videogames hit the box office jackpot, as such news would surely send the shameless German director Uwe Boll back to the soup kitchen. Boll, who directed execrable Alone in the Dark and Far Cry efforts, has boasted that he brazenly buys the rights to as many videogame properties as he can, as the series’ fanbase will ensure he is guaranteed to break even no matter the quality of his output. Either way, as momentum continues to gather, it won’t be long until Spider-Man and Iron Man are supplanted from the box office by our own console heroes. With Kratos, Master Chief, Solid Snake and even Samus Aran among hundreds to choose from, that day can’t come soon enough.
Limbo Xbox 360 Live Arcade Limbo is a hazardous 2D world comprised of macabre puzzles. It’s a minimalist panorama of flickering, grainy visuals and blurred peripheries; a bleak landscape of black and grey. As your tufty-haired silhouette delves deeper into a steadily more menacing environment, he must use the corpses of other children as stepping stones to cross water or to spring traps set for you, and navigate his way through rusty machinery, trying not to get crushed by operating cogs. This is a trial and error game in which you quickly learn that death is not an obstacle, but rather a way of teaching you caution. There isn’t anyone here to protect you, as feral children launch flaming tires and control monstrous mechanical spiders. Constant emphasis is placed on your shadowy insignificance within a world where everything is out for your blood. For beginners to puzzle-orientated platform games, it’s easy to get stuck, and the pessimism is deeply intimidating. But you know what? Suck it up. You’re an idiot if you want to give this monochrome masterpiece a miss. - ZJ
EP - Emmet Purcell ZJ - Zoe Jellicoe
Crack Magazine Monthly [www.youlovecrack.com] God bless the guileless dreamers who buy British Lotto tickets, for their impulse-bought scratchcards fund the likes of Crack... A year-old freesheet for the city of Bristol, Crack has quietly persevered its combination of local and international art, scoring interviews with everyone from James Murphy to a deranged local agony aunt named Mavis (offering advice on ‘how to survive this mean game called life’). Filmmakers, artists and dudes with undercuts peek out from photo-stories, between the featured artworks and an elegant, spare design. Crack does a thoughtful take on hipsterdom; the pages are marked by the melancholia and urban grime which has characterised Bristol’s art scene in the past. To their great credit, the writers manage to take obscure music and the yet more obscure art and make it accessible. The magazine seems engineered to suit the short attention-span of the average Wikipedia-raised reader; image-heavy art and music features are punctuated with a strange little array of journalistic crudités, kicking off with the ‘Playlist to this issue’ (Mogwai and Wu-Tang Clan) and ending on a rather inventive take on the backpage Horoscope (‘Pisceans, you will have sex this month. A true highlight.’) Recession has not been good to Arts mags, but Crack has subverted a shitty economy by being free to begin with, and by taking an altogether grownup approach to what is often zine-y and amateur. Forget Berlin, we want in with Bristol. - RK
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Beatrice and Virgil
Rebecca Hunt [Penguin Books]
Yann Martel [Spiegel & Grau]
The date is July 1964. We are introduced into the sombre quiet of Winston Churchill’s bedroom at Chartwell. He is not alone. As we later come to realize, this is our first encounter with the disembodied voice of Mr. Chartwell, a force of blind and brutal implacability. Esther Hammerhans is preparing for a visitor; a lodger. That this lodger is a monstrous black dog is of secondary importance to us. It is the feelings that are inspired by his closeness that are most strongly impressed upon the reader. Esther is inexplicably paralysed by fearful intuitions. Though she senses something deeply unpleasant awaiting her, she is by some force thrust towards this doomed meeting. Esther and the reader come to learn with difficulty that it is Esther herself who must fight this battle, and she must do it alone. Mr. Chartwell is the embodiment of dark and unyielding powers. He becomes for readers, as he is for Hunt’s characters, a dangerous and yet alarmingly charismatic figure. Here is both proof of Rebecca Hunt’s authorial talent, and of the universality and profundity of her subject matter. Winston Churchill and Esther Hammerhans seem polar opposites in character: Churchill is deeply courageous, aggressively confident, and steadfastly determined. In contrast, Esther seems fragile, haunted, and humble. Nonetheless, these two characters who must each find the strength to confront the magnetic pull of depression come to share a quiet strength. Rebecca Hunt’s first novel is a touching and original exploration of human emotion. Characters are artfully fleshed out through a delicate balance of interiority and exteriority: through internal struggles as well as the relationships which bind them together. Her incisive prose achieves gentle familiarity with the reader - yet remains politely aloof. Hunt precisely sets out a steady-paced enfolding sequence which draws the reader into a magic realist environment, transporting us ever increasingly towards the catastrophic brink, and then finally suspending this moment of crisis. Hunt creates a conclusion that is not only dramatically satisfying but also evocative and poignant. - ZJ
Henry is a writer whose second novel was not well received. He moves to a city, gets a dog and a cat, joins a theatre group and slowly forgets about fiction altogether. That is, until he receives a short story and a play by a mysterious taxidermist asking for the novelist’s dramaturgical help. The stories coax Henry back to the world of writing. When Martel first began to speak about this book three years ago he foretold a book that would be divided into two parts. One would be a long critical essay, the other a made-up story featuring a talking donkey and monkey; both would be about the Holocaust, with the non-fiction piece tackling how it has been rendered in literature. The end result is a mixture of cultural criticism and allegorical fable with heavy and nuanced subject matter - still engaging, propulsive and easy to read. - LG
Rouleur Bi-monthly [Rouleur Ltd., www.rouleur.cc] Rouleur, first published in 2006, is an incredibly slick cycling magazine which combines evocative photojournalism with articles that explore the struggles and motives which drive the worlds greatest cyclists. Co-owned and founded by Guy Andrews, and designed by Jonathan Bacon, this is not simply a cycling magazine which focuses its attention upon equipment. Placing a premium on design, Rouleur fuses interviews of the great riders and mechanics (both past and present) of the cycling world with explorations of current trends in the international cycling community, all to produce a fully rounded and elegant take on the whole aesthetics of cycling. This is an attitude captured by the magazine’s name. A “rouleur” is a racing cyclist who is an excellent ‘allrounder’, one who really comes into his own stride when breaking away from the peloton (the main group of riders). Issue 19 includes a study of Bernard Hinault, the last real patron of the peloton. The article records Hinault, discussing some of his greatest victories, such as the stubborn triumph in Liège-BostogneLiège, in 1980, where 110 of the 174 riders had abandoned the race because of the snowfall. - ZJ
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