Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round up

MUSIC NEWS: Quote of the week goes to Tim Commerford, bassist with Rage Against the Machine, who told Rolling Stone: “I do apologise for Limp Bizkit. I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.” 

If Kurt Cobain was still alive he also might have some apologising to do about some of the dodgy bands he inspired, and there could be a few more on the way following the release in November of Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings, an album that features a lot of the music from the recent documentary, as well as other tracks delivered on the late Nirvana singer’s personal cassettes.

Guy Garvey of Elbow also has a new album on the way later this month, Courting The Squall.

Hozier’s big challenge will be to get beyond his first album and the magnificence of ‘Take Me To Church’, but given that his star is still on the rise in the US, it probably isn’t surprising that the Wicklow native is getting such mileage out of his self-titled debut. His current single from the album, ‘Jackie & Wilson’, has a video featuring footage from his performances at such events as Slane, Longitude, and Glastonbury.

GIG WISE:

Are the Gloaming the new Garth Brooks? Due to seemingly insatiable ‘popular demand’, the trad super-duper group have added a fourth show to their run at the National Concert Hall in Dublin (February 27-28, March 1-2).

John Grant is also hugely popular at the moment and, having already sold out two nights in Vicar Street, has announced an appearance at Cork Opera House for January 28. Tickets on sale now.

Homeowners might shudder with fear at the thought of Anderson coming to their town, but the door-knocking sensation is at Coughlan’s in Cork next Friday, and the Róisín Dubh, Galway (November 27).

The Magic Numbers are at Whelan’s in Dublin on December 2, while Lethal Dialect is at the Academy on December 5.

The great Keith Jarrett is back at the NCH on November 17 for an evening of solo piano improvisations.

FILM TIPS:

Colin Farrell will be in attendance at the Light House in Smithfield next Thursday for the Irish premiere of The Lobster, a film that’s met with mixed reactions from critics, but it did win the Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year.

 

Either way, it will probably be dwarfed at the box office by The Martian, Ridley Scott’s space tale starring Matt Damon, opening in cinemas today.

The IndieCork festival has a good mix of films this weekend, while Triskel’s roster includes The Salt of the Earth, the documentary collaboration between celebrated photographer Sebastião Salgado and filmmaker Wim Wenders.

In Dublin, the IFI has a day-long seminar next Friday entitled ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably? Documentary Film Making: Ethics. Platforms. Challenges’. It will be chaired by Olivia O’Leary, Miriam O’Callaghan and Keelin Shanley.

ALL AND SUNDRY:

David Gilmour is among those playing on the extended version of Later Live (BBC Two, 11.30pm) while next week’s episode includes Richard Hawley and John Grant.

Donal O’Kelly brings his one-man show Catalpa to Ballymaloe Grainstore on Sunday, October 11, while productions at Dublin Theatre Festival next week include Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa and contraceptive tale The Train.

An eclectic range of musicians will perform at a concert at Cork School of Music on Thursday, October 15, in aid of Cork-Calais, a group supporting refugees in the French port.


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