Popicalia returns to Leeson Street this Saturday for a gig with So Cow, No Monster Club & new Popical Island supergroup Skelocrats.
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SO COW probably needs no introduction, because, by opening our first compilation with Exclusive Express Bus Service Licence Blues, he sort of introduced the world to Popical Island! Having long established himself as Ireland’s hardest-working indie pop guy from Tuam, Brian Kelly, with rest-of-band Jonny White and Peter O’Shea, has toured the US numerous times, played Primavera Sound and had superlative reviews in zines like Pitchfork, all the while knocking out brilliant guitar-jangle pop tunes at a work rate that would put us all to shame. Brian played Popicalia previously in a solo capacity, so we’re thrilled this time to have him return for Popicalia 14 with a full band.
NO MONSTER CLUB
Speaking of astonishing work rates, NO MONSTER CLUB’s new LP “Dublin” (CF Records) is the band’s fourteenth (that’s right, FOURTEENTH) release. The product of the twisted imagination of Bobby Aherne, and assisted by Paddy and Mark from Grand Pocket Orchestra and Ginnels, No Monster Club has featured in NYLON and Vice magazines, toured Europe, and playing shows alongside Ariel Pink, So Cow, Sic Alps, Squarehead, Jeff The Brotherhood, Wavves, Girls Names, Abe Vigoda and HEALTH. Phew.
SKELOCRATS are a new band featuring songs by Padraig Cooney of Land Lovers. Bronwyn and Paddy from Grand Pocket Orchestra and Mike from Groom join in on various playing and singing duties. They’ll have a free download EP out right about now. Let’s see, what else… they’ll have a song on the new Popical Island compilation and yeah, they’re pretty damn great.
POPICALIA #14: So Cow No Monster Club Skelocrats Eamonn Doran’s Tavern on the Green (upstairs), Corner of Leeson St.and St. Stephen’s Green (Opposite the Sugar Club) 9pm, Saturday 28th April, Admission €5 http://www.facebook.com/events/384677301566165/