Festival season is well and truly over now, but that doesn't mean the end of gig-going fun for the rest of the year! Entertainment.ie has a glut of great gigs listed over the next couple of months, a few highlights of which are listed below.
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Pugwash - The Grand Social - 21st September
Stock in Thomas Walsh's Pugwash has rarely been higher. The band's most recent album The Olympus Sound was nominated for the best Irish album of 2011 before losing out to Jape's Frequency of Sound, but Pugwash won't mind too much as they picked up a rake of new fans in the process.
Heathers - Cyprus Avenue - 4th October
Heathers' Kingdom is a surefire nominee for next year's Choice Music Prize. Critics have been entirely effusive in their praise for the MacNamara sisters' second album. The duo are making waves internationally too, with superstar DJ David Guetta sitting up, taking notice and requesting they write a song for him.
Gemma Hayes - Cyprus Avenue - 6th October
Gemma Hayes is the owner of one of Irish music's most original and outstanding voices. Recently inducted into the A Woman's Heart Live line-up, in the company of some of the finest female musicians in Ireland, Hayes will also embark in a solo tour before the end of the year.
Dylan Carlson - Cyprus Avenue - 9th October
Carlson is an alumnus of the Seattle music scene from the late 80's and early 90's. His band Earth became well known for their minimalist drone sound, but Carlson himself if probably best known for at one time being roommates with Kurt Cobain. In fact, Carlson was the person who bought Cobain the shotgun he would ultimately use to kill himself.
The Unthanks - Pavillion Theatre - 22nd October
English folksters The Unthanks were nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize for best UK or Irish album and although they ultimately lost out to Elbow's outstanding The Seldom Seen Kid, it gives an idea of the sort of company these guys are capable of holding. The all-female group are well worth a look when they visit Dun Laoghaire towards the end of October.