Its that time again to give a nod to what is in our opinion the highlight of paddy’s week in terms of live music

Our choice this week is The Butterfly Explosion’s first headline gig in Dublin of 2009. The band have been in the studio for the past few months laying down some tracks for their Debut album so expect a mix of the old and the new on the night. Support on the night comes from excellent A Lazarus Soul + This is How it Ends, and with tickets at a pocket friendly Tenner it should be a very good night indeed.

For the Paddy’s week purists there is also a shed load of trad nights throughout the capital to keep you entertained.

other gigs worth a mention this week include:

You Am I + The Minutes @ Whelans, Tues 17th

Crayonsmith + Dublin Duck Dispensary + Giveamanakick @ Whelans, Fri 20th

Lily Allen @ The Academy Mon 16th

Mogwai @ The Academy 20th, 21st and 22nd