Rubyworks Presents… was a series of three gigs celebrating ten years of the independent label Rubyworks. Their eclectic line-up for each night shows the standard of some of their produce as they play against the big boys.
Deap Valley are like a girl version of the Black Keys, Funeral Suits were brilliant and the Minutes had lost enough of their arrogance to redeem themselves in my eyes without totally losing their “don’t give a shit” attitude (they didn’t spit on us this time – always a plus in my books!).
Unfortunately I couldn’t stay for Fight like Apes no matter how much I really, really wanted to – a weekend of little sleep, work in the morning and a need to save my energy for the rest of the gigs I’m heading to this week – Raglans tomorrow, hopefully Codes on Thursday and then Electric Picnic at the weekend – meant I allowed my sensible side to win out. If I’d stayed for them, I know I’d have been out for the night. If the rest of the line up were a precursor for them, I’m 100% certain that they must have been spectacular!
Cathy Davey at Choice Music Prize 2010
Halves at Choice Music Prize 2010
Fight Like Apes at Choice Music Prize 2010
James Vincent McMorrow at Choice Music Prize 2010
#6 – 2011 also brought my second time going to the Choice Music Prize show in Vicar St. Although my camera phone did possibly its worst job at any gig I’d attended, the show itself was a treat. My tastes in music were pushed somewhat further than I expected by Adebisi Shank but as a line-up it really did show what a diverse array of musical talent is floating around Ireland at the moment. An acoustic set from the eventual winners Two Door Cinema Club also felt more than a little bit special.
O Emporer at Choice Music Prize 2010
The Cast of Cheers at Choice Music Prize 2010
Two Door Cinema Club at Choice Music Prize 2010
Villagers at Choice Music Prize 2010
*Originally posted on http://www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 08/06/12*