The Saw Doctors got their big break in 1989 when countryman Mike Scott (frontman for the Waterboys) produced their debut single and brought them on tour. Since then, theyve been heralded as working-class rockers who like to down a pint or two at the end of the day -- just like their fans. Were still making a great racket, says Carton. We have a better connection with our audience than we ever had.
The Cure documents the past 10 years of Irelands cultural shift. Songs like Out for a Smoke and Wisdom of Youth survey history from a contemporary perspective -- as well as from a slightly personal angle. I turned 40 when we put the album together, says Carton. I suppose it could be about a person approaching middle age. Its not teenage stuff.
Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.