Popicalia 16: The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Jinx Lennon, Big Monster Love - 8th June, Doran's On The Green

Written by 
    Popicalia 16: The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Jinx Lennon, Big Monster Love - 8th June, Doran's On The Green

    Popicalia returns to Doran's On The Green this Friday for its 16th outing, with The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Jinx Lennon & Big Monster Love.

    Popical Island
    's next compilation will be released on July 7th with an all day gig Upstairs in Whelan's. But first:

    The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock
    Like foreboding, dark storm clouds gathering over Ben Bulben The Spook of the 13th Lock are not so much a band as a force of nature. This year’s release from the fivesome “The Brutal Here and Now”, sees Allen Blighe’s banjo-driven, Planxty-esque songwriting lifted, nay exalted by the honesty, originality and muscular chops of his musical accomplices. It should be said that, both live and on record, there are few things to equal the Spook experience. This is music direct from the broken heart of modern Ireland and it makes complete, rocking sense.

    Jinx Lennon
    In a country that is sadly lacking in true, subversive individualists, Jinx Lennon defies conventions in every sense. Singing (well, talking) in his native Dundalk accent, his punk poetry evokes John Cooper Clarke and Hamell On Trial. Self-described as an “awful man”, and “picking the dirt beneath the fingernails of the fading septic tiger landscape”, Jinx has been attacking the pricks with vim for some time now, but never stops being a breath of fresh air.

    Big Monster Love
    Big Monster Love makes a welcome return to Popicalia. Pure, original and distinctively North County Dublin, Big Monster Love released a gorgeous album last year called Game Over. Songs like Arctic Circles, Mad Dog and Free Gaff Forever are expert creations, balancing sentiment and stark awareness, and they should be heard in your local pub every night of the year: indeed, they are in the locals of our alternate universe. This summer he will open the new and final bumper Popical compilation Popical Island #3 with his sublime song River Valley Gurls.

    Popical Island Present: Popicalia 16
    The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock
    Jinx Lennon
    Big Monster Love
    Eamon Doran's Tavern on the Green
    9pm, Friday, 8th June
    Admission €5


    {jfusion_discuss 87479}

    More in Events

    Richter Collective To Close This Year

    The Richter Collective announced earlier this week that they are to close at the end of the year. Read More »

    Related items

    • Groom - Bread And Jam
      Neill Dougan on Groom's 'gloriously melodic, boisterous ride' Bread And Jam
    • Groom - Colours
      Have yourself a cheeky go of Colours, taken from Groom's soon to be released 4th LP Bread And Jam
    • Groom - Bread And Jam
      Groom's 4th LP Bread And Jam will be released on August 9th on vinyl (with a download code) and CD