This week were going Irish with our choice for two reasons.

1) The Quality of the lineup of this showcase is pretty awesome.
2) Every other international gig will probably go tits up

So with that in mind we would like to reccomend to you that you go see the IMRO Showcase tour this Friday April 23rd in The Sugar Club, Dublin.

On the night there will be four top acts and these acts are no slouches. House of Dolls, Pilotlight, Jody has a Hit List and The Rags are four of Irelands up and coming acts worth seeing. Only recently Jody has a Hitlist had an almost sellout gig in The Academy (check our review and the awesome pictures) and Pilotlight are friend of Goldenplec and have been churning out top music for years.

If for some mad reason, that isnt up your alley, remember that so far LCD Soundsystem, Powderfinger and The Whale Watching tour have cancelled due to the Volcanic ashcloud, and we reckon more will follow.

Whitney hits The O2 again on Tuesday, Mixed reviews so far from the weekend, we’ll see how she gets on,

Thursday see’s Blood Red Shoes play The Academy 2, While Dropkick Murphys drop into the Olympia Theatre that night too, and Colm Lynch plays The Village and Earth Party ( Lisa Hannigan and Friends) is in Whelans.

Friday Brandi Carlyle is in The Academy, and Karma to Burn are downstairs in The Academy 2 and The Chapters and The Minutes will play The Button Factory.

Saturdya see’s Glamour of the Kill, Physcho Fest 2010 and Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip play Whelans

The Full Listings for us look like this

ArtistVenueCostTime
Tuesday 20th April 2010
Caruso, Justin Grounds, Ian Whitty, Frantic JackDoyle’s9.00pm
The BusinessJJ Smyth’s€89.30pm
New York DollsThe Academy€287.30pm
**CANCELLED** LCD Soundsystem DJ SetThe Button Factory€1211.00pm
Whitney Houston @ The O2€106.25/76.258.00pm
Grant Lee PhillipsThe Sugar Club€24.57.30pm
**CANCELLED** LCD Soundsystem Yacht, Shit RobotTripod€36.5/€39.57.30pm
**CANCELLED** PowderfingerVicar St€39.78.30pm
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
**CANCELLED** The Whale Watching TourNational Concert Hall
Kevin MontgomeryThe Cherrytree€159.00pm
EARCANDYThe Village8.00pm
**CANCELLED** LCD SoundsystemTripod€36.5/39.57.30pm
Bob SchneiderUpstairs Whelan’s€12.58.00pm
Thursday 22nd April 2010
James O’connorCrawDaddy€6.358.00pm
Dropkick MurphysOlympia Theatre€287.00pm
WindingsRoad Records1.00pm
Blood Red ShoesThe Academy 2€13.57.00pm
Mob FandangoThe Button Factory€57.30pm
Colm LynchThe Village€108.00pm
Josh Ritter (Live + Signing)Tower Records11.30pm
StandTower Records6.00pm
We Cut Corners, Great In Small DosesUpstairs Whelan’s
Earth Day Party (Lisa Hannigan, The Ambience Affair + More)Whelan’s€158.00pm
Friday, 23 April 2010
Digable PlanetsCrawDaddy€228.00pm
The Ben Prevo Band / Mick McCarneyJJ Smyth’s9.00pm
Ballroom #98 (Stoat, Large Mound, Captain A, Yeh Deadlies)Lower Deck€109.00pm
The Mojo WitnessesMother Reilly’s10.00pm
Scouting For Girls / Fox Avenue @ Olympia Theatre€288.00pm
Meat Is MurderThe Academy8.00pm
Brandi CarlileThe Academy€16.457.00pm
Smiths IndeedThe Academy€1511.00pm
Karma To Burn w/ Year Long DisasterAcademy 2€14.358.00pm
The Chapters w/ The MinutesThe Button Factory€128.00pm
Imro Showcase Tour 2010The Sugar Club8.00pm
Yeah DeadliesTower Records1.00pm
Gavin MulhallUpstairs Whelan’s8.00pm
Joan ArmatradingVicar St€37
StandWhelan’s€158.00pm
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Masamba And MantecaCrawDaddy7.30pm
Cry BabiesCuckoo’s Nest10.00pm
Ed Deane BandJJ Smyth’s9.00pm
The Saloon (Feat. History or Harry, The Envelope)Lower Deck8.45pm
JedwardNational Stadium€25.57.30pm
Glamour Of The Kill (Over 14s show)Academy 2€156.00pm
The Chapters (All ages show)The Button Factory€102.00pm
Crash, Guns 4 Hire, Higher On MaidenThe Button Factory€17.45/236.30pm
Psycho Fest 2010 (Cap Pas Cap, Bats + more)Twisted Pepper€152.00pm
Glen CampbellVicar St€65.78.30pm
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius PipWhelan’s€17.459.00pm
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip (All Ages Show)Whelans€151pm
Niall O’Shea (Album Launch)Whelan’s€108.00pm
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Stand Up And Be CountedCrawDaddy7.30pm
Pendulum (Cormac Kenevey Sings Cole Porter)JJ Smyth’s€8/108.00pm
JedwardVicar St€25.57.30pm
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip (All ages show)Whelan’s€151.00pm
EfterklangWhelan’s€238.00pm
Monday, 26 April 2010
Joshua RadinThe Academy€19.57.00pm
Dick GaughanWhelan’s€18.58.00pm