'A night of sound for the head-wrecked' will take place in Dundalk Gaol on Thursday, May 19th at 8pm.
The night's line-up features some emerging artists from around Dundalk and its surrounding area, as well as Louth music stalwarts, such as Jinx Lennon.
Jinx spoke to the Dundalk Democrat about the concert.
“We have a special night of word-smiths, rappers, and punk folk in Dundalk Gaol on Thursday, May 19th, where I will be performing with special guests rappers TPM and a Cork based act Wasps V Humans. The latter consists of Carl Plover, a former playwright from Nottingham and his wife Linda. There will be a special appearance from Forkhill singer Paula Flynn at the show, she will join me on-stage for some songs”.
“I will have two new albums coming out in October, one recorded with Liverpool band Clinic, who have appeared on the Letterman show 'Magic Bullets of Madness to Uplift Grief Magnets'. the second album, 'Past Pupils Stay Sane', was recorded with Bell X1 man Marc Aubele and features the Dundalk based Galway singer songwriter Sophie Coyle”.
“A lot of the songs on 'Past Pupils Stay Sane' deals with socio-economic factors in the locality, particularly on songs such as 'Exhaust Pipe and Steering Wheel' and '70 000 New Jobs'. 'Learn how to talk to girls' focuses on problems with masculinity talk.
“ Current issues are raised in 'Water Meter Man', border-land violence is the subject of 'Iron Bars', and the search for hope within it all is longed in 'Every Day above ground is a good day'.”
Being a Dundalk man a lot of the newer songs specifically address the the psycho-geography of the locality such as 'Chinaman in Dundalk Town', 'Not Bad People', 'I Know My Town' and 'Hard Man Soup'”.
“TPM are two brothers, Charles and Andrew Hendy, who are originally from Kildare but are now based in Dundalk.
Their recent single 'All the Boys on the Dole' has become a local anthem. According to themselves the song was written in a slump of depression sitting in a car with no money, nowhere to go and no end in sight. Andrew also has a brilliant new band Martin's Party, who are releasing a new EP shortly called 'The Invitation' which will be available on music site Bandcamp”.
“Wasps V Humans are a formidable live act on-stage , One man on drums and spitting out words while a girl plays guitar. Carl will be launching his new book of lyrics 'Centre of the Shadow' on the night”.
Tickets for the show cost €10, and are available from Oriel Centre by phoning 042-9328887 or by emailing eolas@orielcentre,ie.