Reports say Talbot, 71, is expected to recover from the setback, but in the meantime, another longterm Young collaborator, Rick Rosas will fill in on a tour that comes to the Marquee in Cork next Thursday. The New York Post reports the estate of the late Lou Reed has swelled by $20.4m since his death, and is now worth $30m. Most of it will go to his wife Laurie Anderson, with his sister also receiving a large sum, some of which will be used for the care of their mother. The late singer obviously didn’t bear too many grudges after previously describing how his parents had subjected him to electroshock treatment as a teenager to try and cure his gay inclinations. The Prodigy rocked the Marquee in Cork on Wednesday, and main man Liam Howlett has been telling NME how the group have assembled plenty of new material they’ll release on a new album later in the year. Finally, the exhibition from the archive ofmaterial from legendary Cork nightclub Sir Henrys will be available to see at the Boole Library, UCC, from Wednesday.
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys takes to the stage of the Marquee tonight with fellow surfband veteran Al Jardine. That’s followed by Christy Moore tomorrow, and sold out shows from Paolo Nutini on Tuesday and Wednesday. After Neil Young’s Thursday concert there are four more gigs before this year’s bumper package concludes with Lana del Rey on July 15.
Punters at the Arcade Fire/Pixies gig at Marlay Park, Dublin last weekend reported various transport problems in the aftermath of the concert, and anyone heading to Kings of Leon (tonight), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Thursday) or Arctic Monkeys (July 12) should consult the advice on the MCD website. Basically, the promoters are recommending that concert-goers sort their transport arrangements in advance. Kasabian left a trail of impressed punters on their recent tour of Ireland and the band have announced a return to this fair isle with appearances at the O2 in Dublin on December 8, followed by Belfast’s Odyssey Arena the next night.
As critics sneer, the punters just keep on flocking to Mrs Browns’ Boys D’Movie as Brendan O’Carroll’s film looks like being this summer’s smash hit. The film’s €1.02m cinema take in Ireland on its first weekend was the biggest opening few days of any movie so far this year and, according to IFTN, is the third biggest comedy opening after The Hangover 2 and Ted. Other mainstream biggies on the way include Transformers: Age of Extinction (today) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (next Friday). Over at the Triskel in Cork, the roster from Sunday includes French film Bright Days Ahead and semi-Irish offering Love Eternal.
Cork-based collective the Katalog open their debut exhibition at Wandesford Quay Art Gallery in the city on Wednesday. The Ark in Dublin hosts a child-centered comedy festival running on various dates from tomorrow to August 24, with various stand-ups locking up any expletives and letting loose with some family-friendly humour. Is there really such a thing? A repeat of the excellent music documentary The Gloaming will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Tuesday night, while Sky Arts 1 has an impressive list of jazz concerts at 6pm every evening next week.