Gigs round-up: November 13-19

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IN DREAMS: David Lynch revisited, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Wednesday
David Lynch productions can’t be separated from their scores and songs — from Angelo Badalementi’s misty Twin Peaks theme to the jazz interludes and skuzzy rockabilly that oozes through his films. This celebration of Lynch-curated music fea- tures songs by Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Chris Isaak and more, with performances by Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Mick Harvey (ex-Bad Seeds, pictured above), Conor O’Brien, Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin J Callinan.

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, Academy, Dublin, Tonight, & Ulster Hall, Belfast, Tomorrow
Belfast punk legends SLF don’t have much to rail about these days in the wake of their hometown’s contin- ued gentrification. But as a full-on nostalgia-fest, you can’t beat Jake Burns and co, belting out volatile street anthems like Alternative Ulster, Barbed Wire Love and Suspect Device.

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TALIB KWELI, Sugar Club, Dublin, Sunday
Brooklyn legend Talib Kweli is over to Dublin just a few months after his former MC partner Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def landed for Electric Picnic. The former Black Star rapper rushed out of the traps as a politically-conscious artist who bypassed the R&B hiphop and gangsta rap of the mid-90s. With three albums out this year, including Fuck the Money, lost tracks Train of Thought and a team-up with 9th Wonder, Indie 500, he’s not slowing down any. Get there early for the documentary Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, about the legendary hip-hop radio DJ duo.


Printed in Irish Daily Star

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