January highlights

The whole of January can sometimes feel like one long Monday, you’ve had plenty of parties over Christmas and Hogmanay, then it’s back to real life and work.

Well this January there are some nights you’ll want to get out of that hideous but comfy onesie someone thought to buy you and enjoy some good music.


Imagine Dragons came from nowhere and dominated 2013 with their worldwide smash hit “Radioactive”, which won a Grammy award as well as millions of fans across the globe. Their blend of sprawling hook-laden pop-rock with the odd dose of dubstep has created an enviable list of hit songs which they will unleash at Rockhal on January 14.

From one smash hit artist of 2013 to another, Hozier’s song “Take Me To Church” is one of the few hits after hearing on heavy rotation on the radio still manages to stay fresh. He’ll be back in the studio in early 2016 so catch him at Rockhal on January 21 to see him tour his debut album one last time, I’m sure he’ll be trying out some new material on the audience by then too.

January 22nd sees Chicago native Jimmy Whispers bring his indie pop to de Gudde Wëllen. If you like your lo-fi Mac DeMarco sound this this one will be right up your street.

Luxembourg’s own classical pianist Cathy Krier has been making waves for some time now but was recently chosen by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) as the “Rising Star” for season 2015/16. This will see her perform in Europe’s most important concert halls and play, among others, a piece written especially for her by the renowned German composer Wolfgang Rihm. Her home show will be at the Philharmonie on January 26.

Hip Hop duo Method Man & Redman have been rap battling together since the mid 90s. Method Man is better known for his work with Wu-Tang Clan but together they have worked with the biggest names in hip hop. Having worked together on and off for almost 20 years they have only released two albums, that is until next year, when they’ll release “Blackout! 3”. This will be the first time the duo will have ever have played Luxembourg, so get along to Rockhal on January 29 to catch them before it takes another 20 years to get them back.

Irish Singer-songwriter Gavin James rescheduled Rotondes show has been moved to January 30. The singer has enjoyed a whirlwind 2015 having supported the likes of Sam Smith, James Blunt and Lianne La Havas, who herself will be coming to Luxembourg soon. With comparisons to Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran he has a lot of pressure on his shoulders but he seems to be taking it all in his stride. Could 2016 be the year that catapults James to new heights. Well it might be the last time you will get to see him at such an intimate venue.

Other notable gigs include:

16/1 – Tuys (Indie)@ de Gudde Wëllen
24/1 – Donots (Punk rock) @ den Atelier
28/1 – Stefanie Heinzmann (Pop) @ Rockhal



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