On Wednesday 21 May some friends of mine are playing a gig in Shine on Wexford Street in Dublin. It’s free entry and they’ll be playing a 40 minute set from sometime around 21.30. Their MySpace site gives some more details. They are an Irishman and an Israeli, write their own material, and are well worth hearing; don’t expect your usual open-mic fare. Whilst a thoroughly modern sound, their musical influences stretch right back to the sounds of Restoration period England (honestly). Simon MacHale and Alon Schab are Quasimodal!