The Spirit Store has added some late additions to their upcoming schedule this week.
The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ Scott H Biram and special guests Podracer bring their show to the venue tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 10.
Biram successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hill billy and country precariously into raucous punk and godless metal.
While Irish three-piece Podracer, take the post-punk sounds of the 80’s, the subpop sounds of the 90’s and different elements of rock, punk and metal, with lyrical subject matter as diverse as prescription drug addiction and serial killers, to create short, sharp shocks to the system. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost ten euros.
On Friday night, Irish-American band Solas who have ten albums under their belt will take to the stage.
Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost 16 euros.
The Watery Hill Boys, who hail from Drogheda, will also be performing downstairs on Friday night also.
Chicago-based songwriter, performer and instrumentalist Al Scorch brings his country emsemble to the quayside venue on Saturday, April 13.
In his new full-length CD release, Tired Ghostly Town, Scorch delivers jubilant anthems and poignant reflections in ten songs populated with a cast of vibrant characters.
Creating songs for Tired Ghostly Town, Al woodshedded in a Georgia farmhouse, jogging in the morning, drinking copious cups of coffee and working for up to eight hours a day.
“Songs and ideas float in the air past your mental eye until you’re struck with a feeling that is summed up in one phrase,” he says of his writing process.
“It’s been said before, but sometimes a song can write itself in 20 minutes.”
Doors to Scorch’s gig open at 8pm and tickets cost ten euros.
On Sunday night, guitarist and songwriter John Smith along with guest Sophie Coyle will perform for the Spirit Store audience.
Smith released his third studio album, the sparsely beautiful Great Lakes, at the end of March has supported Richard Hawley on tour through December 2012 and played in Lisa Hannigan’s band throughout 2012/2013.
Quite aside from the fact that it is an album of astonishing beauty, the arrival of Great Lakes is something of a miraculous happening in itself, given that it followed a 2 year period of writer’s block so crippling that Smith had considered abandoning songwriting altogether.
But when the cloud lifted, the results were plentiful. Doors to Smith’s gig open at 8pm and tickets cost ten euros.
Tickets for all shows are available now online at www.spiritstore.ie, at the Spirit Store itself and from McAteers Food House on Clanbrassil Street in Dundalk.