Alanis Morissette began her entertainment career as a child actress – a Canadian version of America’s Debbie Gibson. For her third album however she signed to Madonna’s then-new Maverick record label, and released Jagged Little Pill. Backed by singles including You Outta Know, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic, the album became a worldwide smash hit, earning her several Grammy Awards in 1996, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Since then, Alanis has released the follow-up Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and recent smash So-Called Chaos, as well as acting in films such as Dogma.
The The are an English post-punk band. They have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer/songwriter Matt Johnson being the only constant band member. The The achieved critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK, with 15 chart singles (seven reaching the Top 40), and their most successful album, Infected (1986), spent 30 weeks on the chart. They followed this with the Top Ten albums Mind Bomb (1989) and Dusk (1993)
After spending the majority of this year making waves in the US, Westmeath indie rockers The Academic return for what will be their first and only Irish headline show of 2017, at Vicar Street on November 4th. The 4 piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since releasing their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ just under 2 years ago. A Choice Music Prize nomination for their debut single ‘Different’ was followed by sold out shows and tours across Ireland, the UK and Europe, millions of streams online, and radio airplay across the world most recently with their hit song ‘Bear Claws’ an “indie banger” according to Clash Magazine.
With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin…