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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

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Volume 3 of the Talkcha Compilation Series is released this June with the launch tour rolling into Whelan’s at midnight on Friday June 21st. The show will feature performances from Riastradh and :Hounds: and CD copies of the compilation will be available for the depressed economy-proof price of €3. It’s your classic Whelan’s guest list situation, in other words, if leave your name, and number of passes required, on the wall of this event page before 5pm next Friday you can see two of Ireland’s zingiest live acts for absolutely naw-in! Outstanding.


Following a lengthy sabbatical of several years Riastradh returned to live venues in Ireland in 2011 playing ‘the hits’ from their, I think it’s fair to say ‘seminal,’ ‘Vanilla Mannequin Demos’ which remains their only official release to date. A new release is creeping towards completion we are told and if the live manifestations are anything to go by we’re in for the same sublime cocktail of thunderous jazz infused bass/drum synergy, schizophrenic angular guitar shlobberin and Bob Kavanagh’s always engaging vocal thrust. The members have played in a list of other acts to lengthy to mention and quite simply do not have the profile their music deserves… judge for yourselves


It’s rapidly becoming something of a tradition to whack on one (or more) of the beefier chugg-filled bangers from :Hounds:’ excellent ‘Spacemad’ (released earlier this year) at Summer time sessions to force the can wielding revelers into gentle head-banging. Talkcha are delighted to welcome them back to the upstairs Whelans stage they’ve so successfully owned many times in the recent past. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with these air-punch-friendly anthems then for the love of Bob do it now!

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FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm (Thur/Fri/Sat)