The Who at 3Arena, Tuesday 23rd
The long awaited return of The Who (this show was rescheduled following a cancellation in November) will finally see these rock legends performing on what may be their last tour. There’s no arguing with the band’s seemingly endless amount of hits, and the band members themselves are sounding as good as ever. Daltrey’s voice in particular has matured into a fine blues-y growl, and this ought to be an excellent event.
Fleetwood Mac at 3Arena, Saturday 20th
The great Fleetwood Mac have been struggling with illness for recent shows in the UK, but by all accounts they turned in a fine show at The Isle Of Wight festival, so there’s no doubting the enduring talent of this group. With another two dates to come next month, Fleetwood fever looks set to stay strong.
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Beck at Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Wednesday 17th
With Beck‘s popularity at an all time high following this year’s Grammy success, the great alternative maverick brings his eclectic and wondrous sound to Kilmainham. Beck has been on the go for 20+ years at this stage, bringing with him some great material, while still ensuring that he delivers a unique performance at every show. With Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary orchestra supporting, there is a lot to see here.
Mogwai at The Olympia, Wednesday 17th
Scottish post-rock Kings Mogwai stop by The Olympia, celebrating their 20th year in existence, and their epic soundscapes remain as popular as ever. Their incredibly powerful sound makes for an explosive and brilliant performance, and there’s no better place than The Olympia for this kind of intensity.
And So I Watch You From Afar at The Olympia, Thursday 18th
It’s a stellar week for post-rock fans, with the face-blasting power of And So I Watch You From Afar following up Mogwai. The Belfast band have a new album fresh of the press (reviewed here), and while it’s a solid effort, ASIWYFA are best experienced live. The sheer ferocity of the band in the live arena cannot be understated and some serious eardrum-blowing is to be expected.