Scene + Heard - 10/10/14

MUSIC NEWS:

Scene + Heard - 10/10/14

Morrissey has been speaking about his health in a recent interview, and revealed he’s had cancerous tissue removed four times but refused to elaborate. Due to play in Dublin in December, the former Smiths singer shows no sign of slowing down, and as well as a hefty live tour, plans to publish his first novel next year.

If there’s such a creature as an anti-Morrissey, perhaps it has been sent to Earth in the form of

David Guetta, and the French EDM merchant is about to drop his new album, Listen, on November 21.

Presumably the funds from the record will help fund the alimony payments to Cathy, his former wife of 22 years, when their ongoing divorce proceedings are finally settled. According to some media reports, Guetta has a fortune of $30,000,000.

AC/DC are ploughing ahead without the retired Malcolm Young, and the band have announced their 17th studio album, Rock Or Bust, will be released in November.

Unfortunately, fans of Crystal Castles will have no new material to fill their Christmas stockings, as Alice Glass has shattered her duo with Ethan Kath and departed for a solo career.

Meanwhile, before Philip Chevron died, he had asked that his favourite guitars be donated to the music student inmates of Mountjoy Prison, and Billy Bragg will carry out that wish in a presentation ceremony on Tuesday.

Finally, we’ve had Keano; now it’s time for another forthright Irish star to release a tell-tall tale. Sinead O’Connor’s memoirs are due in March next year.

GIG WISE:

Cyprus Avenue in Cork have two biggies on the way towards the end of this month, with East India Youth on October 23, and Delorentos the following night.

After thrilling at the Cork Folk Festival last week, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny’s Mozaik play Dolans in Limerick tonight. Hozier has announced an Irish tour for December, with dates including the INEC in Killarney (5th), and Cork Opera House (6th).

In clubbing news, Leftfield play a DJ set at the Savoy in Cork tonight, while the Library on Hanover St will host the second of Go Deep’s new monthly parties tomorrow.

Groove Armada will play a DJ set at the Opium Rooms in Dublin on October 31.

FILM TIPS:

The Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth is on the bill at Triskel Christchurch in Cork from Sunday to Wednesday, and the next showing at Cork Cine Club in St John’s College is Singaporean film Ilo Ilo next Thursday.

Of course, it was a week for festival launches in the southern city with both IndieCork and the Cork Film Festival holding functions for their events —within 30 minutes of each other on the same night.

In Dublin, the IFI Kinofest opened yesterday and will run a series of German films.

ALL AND SUNDRY:

Limerick-born author Kevin Barry returns to his old alma mater UCC this evening for a reading at 6pm.

Ballet Ireland’s production of Swan Lake takes in such venues as Draíocht in Blanchardstown next Friday, and the Gaiety in Dublin from November 19-22.

In Dublin, the Oonagh Young Gallery hosts the an exhibition by photographer Martin Healy from Thursday.

Sinead O’Connor, Rumer and Labrinth provide the music on Later with Jools Holland on BBC Two next Thursday.

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