Thursday, June 18, 2009

Deadmau5 for Trinity Rooms this Friday night and Ben Taylor in Dolan's on Sunday

The eccentric and exciting electro-house producer/musician Deadmau5 is to play in the Trinity Rooms nightclub this Friday, and anyone who saw his last show will tell you to get down there quick smart. Won't make it meself as I'm off to Slane to see Oasis, but I would be going if I was in Limerick. Here is a bit from this week's paper:

THE BIZARRELY named ‘Deadmau5’ (pronounced Dead Mouse) is to perform an exclusive show in Trinity Rooms nightclub this Friday, the electro musician’s only Irish club appearance this year.
One of the most in-demand electronic artists around at the moment, Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) is a Canadian house and electro musician and producer from Canada, who has become renowned for his energetic shows - and the rather large mouse head that he wears while he performs.
The musician has had a rapid rise over the last 18 months, selling 250,000 copies worldwide of his debut album Random Album Title and finished the best selling artist on Beatport - a US-based online music store specialising in dance music - last year, thanks to singles ‘Not Exactly’, ‘Faxing Berlin’, and ‘Ghosts N Stuff’.
Anyone who caught the Deadmau5 show at last year’s Electric Picnic festival will be beating down the door of the Michael Street venue this Friday to see the full live stage show, featuring visual effects and powerful strobe lighting.
Speaking recently about the mouse head that has become his signature, Deadmau5 promised a show to remember in Trinity Rooms.
“I did the design of the head years ago and photo-shopped it onto my friend, then he said one day I should make it, so we did,” said the enigmatic musician.
“I can’t really say much at this stage (about the show) but yes, it will be very special,” promised Zimmerman.
Deadmau5 performs in the Trinity Rooms this Friday night.
A limited number of tickets are available from Ticketmaster, Empire Music and on the door from 9pm.
Elsewhere, Mr Ben Taylor plays in Dolan's on Sunday night. Taylor, boasting an interesting lineage (see below), will be joined by John Foster (yes, him from the Fugees, recently released from jail by Presidential pardon) and David Saw.
TALK ABOUT famous parents; they don’t come much bigger than James Taylor and Carly Simon.
The progeny of this superstar musical couple - who were married for a number of years in the 70s before splitting in the early 80s - is Ben Taylor, an acoustic guitar toting troubadour, who plays in Dolan’s this Sunday.
Taylor is a performer in the mould of Ben Harper or Jack Johnson, who have perfected the art of laid-back, surfer-esque acoustica - fans of both will be impressed.
Unsurprisingly, Taylor has been surrounded by music since an early age and in recent years has spent time travelling the world, while his first two releases have been acclaimed - Famous Among the Barns was his well received debut and Another Run Around The Sun was the follow-up and was hailed on Radio 2 as “LP of the Week”.
Taylor recently released his third album, The Legend of Kung Folk - Part 1 (The Killing Bite), which led to sessions on BBC Radio 2 and a sold out UK tour.
He is set to play at Glastonbury later in the month.
“I've had four summers in the UK without ever having attended Glastonbury so that is time enough to have heard many good and great things. I plan to shake my ass,” he explains.
In the meantime Taylor is to play in Dolan’s this Sunday night, while his band will include former Fugees member John Forte, who was recently released from prison after being pardoned by former US President George W. Bush.
The pair are childhood friends, Forte being jailed in 2000 after unwittingly passing on a briefcase with liquid cocaine for drug traffickers. Taylor and Carly Simon fought for his release, eventually securing a pardon late last year.
Ben Taylor and band, plus support from David Saw, play in Dolan’s this Sunday night.

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