En Vogue and Al Porter hit Vicar Street (separately, sadly), Jenny Greene gets classical with the RTÉ Orchestra and PWR BTTM rock the Workmen’s – all happening this April, fool.
APRIL 1 SOUL FUSION
Don’t be a soulless April’s Fool, get down, get down, at Yamamori Tengu’s Soul Fusion Night with Tonie Walsh and Mother’s Kelly Anne Byrne, yamamori.ie
APRIL 3 CULTURE VULTURES
Heathers, Lenny Abrahamson and Tara Flynn perform at month this monthly pop culture event at Sound House, Doors 7.30pm.
APRIL 6 EN VOGUE
’90s vocal powerhouses bring their LGBT-loved classics to Dublin’s Vicar Street. We thought we were never gonna get it! ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 7 ROCK AGAINST HOMELESSNESS
Ham Sandwich, The Blizzards fight the good fight at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 8 DAVID MCSAVAGE LIVE
A rare live appearance from the Sacred Cow slayer himself at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 8 RACHAEL SAGE
Award-winning bisexual singer, Rachael Sage describes her sound as “ballet pop,” and to find out what that means, look no further than the video for ‘I Don’t Believe It’, which explores the issue of bullying and features three time American dance champion, the 11 year-old Kaci King.
The title of Sage’s 12th album, Choreographic, is a nod to her love of dance, and through a mix of pop, rock and country, its songs are all linked by the dance. The single, ‘Try Try Try’ reached number six in the American top 40 last year.
“Making this album was a meditation on my lifelong relationship to ballet and , more recently, to lyrical dance,” Sage says. “Dance gave me virtually everything I cherish as an artist: melody, expressiveness, a sense of ensemble, a love of costume and fashion, and foremost, discipline.”
Sage will be bringing her disciplined dance-pop to Dublin this month, supporting Eoin Glackin at The Workman’s Club on Saturday April 8. Find out more about her on her website.
APRIL 10 PWR BTTM
Expect queer kids galore showing their adoration for this pair of pop-punk queens of the night at The Workman’s in Dublin, ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 20 AL PORTER
Expect the baudiest badinage from funny guy Porter at Vicar Street, ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 21 JENNY GREENE AND THE RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA
GCN fave, Greene brings back the Electric Picnic vibes with the RTÉ orchestra for some full-on renditions of ’90s dance anthems at the 3 Arena, ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 23 REPEAL: A NIGHT IN THE KEY OF 8
Neil Hannon, Panti and a rake of other luminaries host a special fundraiser for support the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment at The Olympia, Dublin, ticketmaster.ie
APRIL 24 ROSE AND ROSIE
This month’s GCN cover stars bring their Youtube carry-on to the big stage at Vicar Street, ticketmaster.ie