Another St. Patrick’s at the Dubliner; Kasher at Knitting Factory (Omaha preview?); Drastic reissues; Chris Cohen (ex-Deerhoof) tonight…

Dicey Riley Band at The Dubliner, March 17, 2013.

Dicey Riley Band at The Dubliner, March 17, 2013.

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Unbeknownst to me, St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated beer-wise (and otherwise) on Saturday rather than the actual St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. That very likely explains why the cavernous maw that is The Dubliner was less than packed yesterday at 3 p.m. No lines or nothing. And despite the usual SPD chaos the room was nothing less than festive, but easier to get around and get a Guinness, which I did numerous times while enjoying the traditional music stylings of The Dicey Riley Band (formerly known as The Turfmen). Ah, I never get tired of hearin’ those lads.

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We’ve got Tim Kasher of Cursive (and also now of Chicago, apparently) coming in for shows Wednesday and Thursday night at O’Leaver’s. To get a flavor of what we can expect, check out this CMJ review of Kasher’s show last Thursday at The Knitting Factory in NYC. The conclusion: “The night came to a close with a warming performance of ‘No Harmony,’ with Kasher’s vocals echoing through a mostly silent room. His voice was on point, making the song twice as chilling as usual. Instead of playing an encore after, he calmly climbed off the stage to talk to the crowd, greeting fans like old friends and laughing with whoever wanted to say hello.” Aw. Better get your tix as these shows could (and likely will) sell out.

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Drastic Plastic announced last week that it’s releasing three more classics as part of its vinyl reissue program: Motorhead’s Motorhead; A Certain Ratio’s To Each…; and  BFG’s Blue. Each series is hand-numbered and split between 500 LPs in 180 gram vinyl and 500 LPs in collectible color vinyl. They follow in the footsteps of previous DPR releases by The Clash, Agent Orange and The Birthday Party.

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Tonight at Slowdown Jr., Chris Cohen, formerly of Deerhoof, takes the stage with Hers and Touch People (Darren Keen). $7, 9 p.m.

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