self-titled debut album was released 30 years ago this week, providing a perfect excuse for the release of the band’s back catalogue. All four studio albums have been remastered for sale on iTunes and are available now. Fans of should check out YouTube and other sites for footage of their entire set at Sydney Harbour last Saturday. have launched a new app through their own website that’s based around the music from The King of Limbs album. “Your screen is the window into an evolving world. Move around to look around. You can follow the red dot. You can wear headphones,” wrote Thom Yorke on the band’s website. Finally, as if poor didn’t have enough to deal with at the moment, his waxwork has been removed from Madame Tussauds in New York. The reason? Excessive groping by fans visiting the museum.
The latest raft of announcements for Live at the Marquee in Cork has underlined this year’s lineup as the best in the event’s 10-year history. Tickets go on sale Monday for (June 16), (21) and (July 15). will be a big name this year on the back of his new album Caustic Love, and he’ll be at the Olympia on Thursday, March 20. At the time of writing, we haven’t heard anything about extra dates, but a quick sellout could lead to more announcements. made his name with Crowded House, and with a new album on release, is to play the Olympia on April 30, as well as Cork Opera House on May 1. Also hoping to play Cork if the city hasn’t been blown or washed away is of Ocean Colour Scene, coming to Cyprus Avenue on Monday. Northern rockers are at the same venue on March 23. Paul Bäumer of Dutch dance duo died from cancer last year, but his partner Maarten Hoogstraten has kept the outfit on the road, and will be at the Savoy in Cork on Friday, February 28. Over at the Pavilion, the venue’s annual dirty weekender is already underway, and they’ve also a DJ set from Dubliner on March 8, and Brooklyn chamber pop outfit on April 15.
We usually like to give arthouse and indie films a plug in this column, but the mainstream cinemas really have had superb movies on offer in recent weeks. Gravity, 12 Years A Slave and Dallas Buyers Club are all essential viewing, while Spike Jonze’s Her (starring Joaquin Phoenix) opens in many cinemas today. The blurring of the lines between mainstream and quality continues with the enjoyable but ultimately overrated American Hustle at in Cork all weekend, along with Valentine’s favourite Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Love is also in the air at the in Dublin, with Jim Jarmusch’s latest offering, Only Lovers Left Alive, a romantic vampire flicks.
are regular visitors to these shores and their production of Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton opens at the Everyman in Cork on Wednesday. It then continues around the country for a tour that takes in such venues as Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, February 25; Glór, Ennis, March 4; Garter Lane, Waterford, March 5 and 6. At the in Dublin, The Vortex by Noel Coward opens at the on Tuesday.
Lovers of art and their erstwhile cohorts have two essential events for their diaries at the moment. and have a joint exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork until March 1, while in Dublin launches Patrick Scott: Image Space Light on Sunday.
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