Gig Guide: September

WOODEN SHJIPS – 18 SEPTEMBER – WHELAN’S  With fuzzy guitar riffs and soft vocals sung from behind impressive beards, Portland-based quartet Wooden Shjips will deliver a night of laid-back psychedelia on the 18th of September.  The holiday might be over, but Wooden Shjips will fill Whelan’s with chilled out summer vibes so you can hold on to that tropical feeling just a little longer this September.  Just don’t count on being able to understand too many of their murmured lyrics. Tickets from €16. Check it out if you like: Tame Impala, Spiritualized, Moon Duo  JASON DERULO – 19 SEPTEMBER – 3Arena Jason Derulo will perform the Irish leg of his European Tour on Wednesday 19th September at 3Arena. The Floridian-born artist has come a long way since he topped the Billboard Top 100 in 2009 with his debut single 'Whatcha Say', with recent hits including collaborations with Nicki Minaj and David Guetta.  If ‘Ridin’ Solo’ was your anthem in 2010 and you have €50 to spare, head down to 3Arena on Wednesday.  Tickets from €51.10.   Check it out if you like: Pitbull, David Guetta, Flo Rida   ROSS FROM FRIENDS – 21 SEPTEMBER – Button Factory British producer Ross From Friends is bringing his lofi-house beats and spacey samples to Button Factory later this month. Joined by his entourage on saxophone, keyboard and electric guitar, the London-based artist will perform hits from the recently-released debut album, ‘Family Portrait’.  Join the effortlessly cool crowd at the Button Factory on 21st September and expect to hear the dreamy melodies of ‘Talk To Me You'll Understand’ and the fresh funk of ‘Don't Wake Dad’.   Tickets from €20. Check it out if you like: Mall Grab, DJ Boring, Hidden Spheres    ANNA CALVI - 28 SEPTEMBER - TIVOLI THEATRE Get your fix of sultry autumnal vibes at the Tivoli Theatre where Anna Calvi will be performing her signature brooding set on the 28th of September. The seductive synths and twangy electric guitar from her latest album, ‘Hunter’ will leave you dreaming of femme fatales and Halloween long after she has left the stage. Plus, if you missed out on Florence + The Machine tickets, Anna Calvi will fill the Florence-shaped hole in your heart for half the price.   Tickets from €25.   Check it out if you like: PJ Harvey, Florence + The Machine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds