Gigonometry Presents… Me & My Dog, Blue Whale, Keeley, Leah Rose
Date: Thurs Sept 20th 2018
Venue: The Workmans Club, Dublin 2.
Admission: €8/€5 (students/unwaged)
FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2048094988576715/
A mouth-watering line-up for our Autumn season kick-off/throw-in featuring the thoroughbred Westportian canine-strollers Me & My Dog, the jazz-tinged experimental/math rock of Belfast act Blue Whale, the sublime songs of arch-artiste Keeley, and electronic/pop 3-piece Leah Rose.
Admission is €8 on the door; €5 if you’re a student/unwaged and have i.d. to prove it! All profit goes to the acts.
Me & My Dog
Four boys from Wesport who have been friends for 20 years and making music together for the past 5, bonded forever by a love of jangly guitar pop and having a good time.Taking inspiration from the likes of Jonathan Richman, The Feelies, Pavement and Teenage Fanclub, Me and My Dog strike a balance between sincerity and not taking oneself too seriously by fusing thoughtful clever lyricism with stupidly catchy melodies and hooks, at times mixing slice of life observations with swirling psychedelia. Me and My Dog create the kind of good vibes and fuzzy pop to soundtrack long drives along coastal roads in search of glorious action-packed summer days that invariably just end in cans by the canal. Me and My Dog are currently trying their best.
Listen to the summery sounds of latest single ‘Not My Fault’ here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHSxURJMm_w
Blue Whale are a jazz punk quartet from Belfast. Their aim has always been to veer away from the trappings of the traditional guitar-centric four-piece and in doing so have experimented heavily with unconventional scales and time signatures. Their cadenced, angular and atonal compositions tread fine lines between dance and discord, chaos and intricacy, with the resultant aural tension unique in its capacity to simultaneously provoke mental confusion and physical movement. The band has played all over the island, gathering fans wherever they go. A recent highlight was a fully improvised set with Krautrock legend Damo Suzuki (CAN), which left a sold out audience reeling and exhilarated.
“The mathy, jazz-flecked brew hurtles through a thorny tunnel of riffs and percussive flailing – it should be utter chaos, but Blue Whale make it honeyed.” The Line of Best Fit
Watch & Listen to ‘Jack Irons’ here… https://youtu.be/QdKsMQdw6Ng
Keeley is the new outfit of front-woman Keeley Moss, fresh from a well-deserved break after the meteoric rise and fall of 2017 hitmakers Session Motts. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and with a clutch of new songs, Keeley and Motts bandmates Daniel Kane and Donagh O’Brien are joined by bassmeister Marty Canavan to complete a line-up whose influences converge along the lines of Johnny Marr, The Stone Rose & The Smiths, with a splash of The Charlatans, Ride and Lush. With just a few shows under their belt this Gigonometry performance presents a ‘must see’ opportunity for fans of this enigmatic performer and her fine band.
A Dublin-based electronic synth pop trio with influences such as Lorde, Sylvan Esso , Lana Del Ray and Fleetwood Mac . Leading the band is the unique talent of singer-songwriter and synthist Leah O Sullivan with the added groove and zazz of Naoise O Brien on harmonies and guitar, and the ethereal backing vocals of Aisling Dennis. The three close friends are active gig-players and goers brought together by their love for tunes, glitter, and girls kicking ass!
Watch and listen to Leah Rose perform ‘Tower’ live here…
Gigonmetry.com is an online group of live music lovers. The 3,600+ members aka Gigonometrists are constantly meeting up to go to gigs and festivals together, share musical as well as gig experiences, and generally enjoy being in the company of fellow music enthusiasts! Gigonometry Presents… is their monthly fix of up and coming original acts; the shows are highly sought after by bands due to the enthusiastic, listening audiences. Each month is highly anticipated by acts and audience, who each play their part in the symbiosis that occurs.
Post gig interviews & live video footage are available to view on our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UClg7XYxyKlhM5mbY06N6nwQ
Gigonometry.com is free to join, and entitles members to discounts on this and other gigs, as well as the opening of a vast array of live music opportunities.
“Your best and worst gig so far? ….Most favourite so far have probably been Gigonometry in The Workmans for great vibes….” – Jess Kav of BARQ (Interview with entertainment.ie Jan 17)