FILM TIPS: There’s no doubt which film will be filling the cinemas this weekend, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 already attracting huge crowds since its opening yesterday. Away from the big cinemas, Triskel Christchurch in Cork has Nightcrawler from Sunday, and Irish film Out of Here.
Cork Cine Club at St Johns College on Thursday will screen Omar, a story of love set on either side of the separation wall in Palestine.
MUSIC NEWS: Did they say hosiery or Hozier?
There are probably plenty of young Irish men who’ve dreamt of playing at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, but the Wicklow singer looks like being the only one who’ll achieve it next month. He’s due to appear at the lingerie firm’s high-profile catwalk event in London, presumably as part of the musical interludes rather than modelling a fishnet basque. Never say never. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran are also on the bill.
Ex-members of AC/DC have had a tumultous time lately with health and legal issues, but the remaining members of the band are rocking on with a new album at the end of the month, and the title track, ‘Play Ball’ is already available for a listen online.
Dave Grohl is another man still flying the flag for true rock, and has been pointing at the digital age for a decline in happiness. He told a Red Bull-sponsored event: “People have forgotten what it’s like to really rock out because they spend all day in front of a freakin’ computer, which they hail as the new god.”
Lana Del Rey has contributed two tunes to Tim Burton’s new film, Big Eyes, due around Christmas. As well as the title track, another new song ‘I Can Fly’ will be heard in a film that tells the amazing true story of American artist Margaret Keane.
Clean Bandit had one of the summer smashes with ‘Rather Be’ and one of the magic moments of Electric Picnic with their Saturday set, and now hope to bring some of their sunshine sounds to a spring tour that takes in the Academy in Dublin on March 6. Today, the Cambridge band also released an updated version of their debut album, New Eyes, which has ‘Rather Be’, new single ‘Real Love’ and a cover of Robin S’s 1990 house classic ‘Show Me Love’.
Macy Gray is at the same venue on Feburary 5, as are the Magic Numbers on December 3. Those British jangle merchants are also at Dolans in Limerick on Dec 1, and the Half Moon in Cork on Dec 2.
Also in Cork, Villagers, Delorentos and Jape play a gig at Cyprus Avenue on Sunday to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Meteor Choice Music Prize. The trio then move to the Róisín Dubh in Galway on Monday.
On Thursday, the Oliver Plunkett in Cork hosts a benefit gig in memory of Cork music promoter Des Blair – the man who brought Nirvana, BB King and others to Cork. The lineup includes Hot Guitars and Pontious Pilate & the Naildrivers, and all proceeds go to Kinsale Community Hospital.
ALL AND SUNDRY:
Sive at the Everyman Palace is the big theatre event in Cork next week, while The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down begins a new run at the Olympia in Dublin from Tuesday. The Crawford College of Art and Design Art Auction
takes place at the Beggarman Bar at Gilabbey Street in Cork, with work by the college’s 4th year students up for sale.
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