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  • Thu
    06
    Aug
    2020
    Sat
    08
    Aug
    2020

    Stendhal Festival 2020

    Ballymully Cottage Farm

    Limavady

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    Now celebrating its tenth year as a festival, Limavady's Stendhal Festival returns over the weekend of August 6-8.

    Tickets are available from Stendhal.

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2020

    The Olllam

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Formed in 2012 as a collaboration between legendary Belfast piper John McSherry & Detroit musicians Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin, Joe Dart, Theo Katzman and Woody Goss, The Olllam play Vicar Street on August 15.

    Described by the band as neo-acoustic celtic post-rock, Dart and Goss have found world fame as members of Vulfpeck, whilst McSherry has released a number of solo albums. Check out their eponymous 2018 LP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020

    The Olllam

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Formed in 2012 as a collaboration between legendary Belfast piper John McSherry & Detroit musicians Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin, Joe Dart, Theo Katzman and Woody Goss, The Olllam play the Limelight on August 16.

    Described by the band as neo-acoustic celtic post-rock, Dart and Goss have found world fame as members of Vulfpeck, whilst McSherry has released a number of solo albums. Check out their eponymous 2018 LP.

    Tickets cost £24.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    19
    Aug
    2020

    Liam Gallagher

    Tennent's Vital

    Belfast

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    Oasis frontman & solo artist Liam Gallagher will play a huge show for Tennent's Vital 2020 at the Boucher Road Playing Fields on August 19.

    This follows the release of his second solo studio album, Why Me? Why Not? Watch the video for 'Shockwave'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    20
    Aug
    2020

    Watkins Family Hour

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Back with their first album in five years, Brother Sister, bluegrass duo Watkins Family Hour play Whelan's on August 20. 

    Siblings Sean and Sara Watkins, also of Nickel Creek, have worked with the likes of Fiona Apple and all number of Americana & country/bluegrass icons. Check out their NPR Tiny Desk.

    Tickets are available via WAV Tickets, priced €20.

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020

    Boy Harsher

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dark electronic duo Boy Harsher play The Button Factory on August 24, following a rescheduling from May.

    Check out their excellent minimal darkwave-indebted recent album Careful.

    Tickets cost €20 from Selective Memory

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2020

    Dune Rats

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Australian rock band Dune Rats play the Grand Social on August 25. They recently released new album Hurry Up and Wait, following up on their previous 2017 breakthrough - check out 'Crazy'.

    Tickets are priced €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2020

    Boy Harsher

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Dark electronic duo Boy Harsher play their first ever Belfast date at Voodoo on August 24, having been rescheduled from May.

    Check out their excellent minimal darkwave-indebted recent album Careful.

    Tickets cost £19.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    John Prine

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of, if not country music's finest wordsmith, John Prine plays the Olympia Theatre on August 30.

    Having been heralded as one of the best from the likes of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen and countless more, his eponymous debut album is in the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fame. He's also one of the key members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, with his songs being covered by Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, The Everly Brothers. It's not easy to argue that there's a better songwriter in all of the genre. He'll be celebrating 20 years of his beloved In Spite of Ourselves, which included his iconic duet with Iris DeMent, which has become possibly his best-known song.

    Listen to the timeless 'Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore'.

    Tickets cost from €69 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    02
    Sep
    2020

    She Past Away

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Darkwave act She Past Away make their first Irish appearance at Whelan's on September 2, following their postponement from April.

    The Turkish synth & guitar duo feature the songwriter/producer pairing of Volkan Caner & Doruk Ozturkcan, releasing their third album last year. Check out the excellent 'Kasvetli Kutlama'.

    Tickets cost €20 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    02
    Sep
    2020

    Big Thief

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Brooklyn indie rock quartet Big Thief play Vicar Street on September 2.

    One of the fastest rising US indie band in recent years, they released two albums last year, most recently Two Hands. Fragmented, delicate, and at turns visceral, watch them on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2020

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady: A Celebration of a Classic Album

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, playing Vicar Street on September 7 & 8, following their rescheduling from March 15 & 18.

    Released in 1977, it quickly became a landmark of the genre, with these performances being accompanied by Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, both of whom performed on the original LP - which was produced by Lunny.

    Tickets cost €46.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2020
    Tue
    08
    Sep
    2020

    Stormzy

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new album Heavy Is The Head, global grime superstar Stormzy plays the 3Arena on September 8. Watch the video for 'Own It'. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €49.50. 

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020

    TPM

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the finest hip-hop acts in Ireland, Dundalk's Hendy siblings, aka TPM, play their biggest headline show to date at the Button Factory on September 11, following its rescheduling from March. Watch the video for 'Fuck RTE' then go see them.

    Admission costs €13.66 on Eventbrite, or €15 on the door. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020

    Therapy?

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Therapy? headline the Olympia Theatre on September 25.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €37. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020

    Confidence Man

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Australian dance-pop act Confidence Man play Vicar Street on September 26, following its rescheduling.

    Heavily influenced by the golden era of disco, 90s house, and repetitious vocal hooks, they're one of the most striking bands of this era. Watch the video for 'Out The Window'.

    Tickets cost €16 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 11.30pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020

    Therapy?

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Therapy? headline the Limelight 1 on September 26. Since their 1990 self-released 'Meat Abstract' single, Therapy? have released fifteen studio albums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at £22.50. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2020

    Fu Manchu w/Electric Citizen

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    As part of their 30th Anniversary tour, stoner rock pioneers Fu Manchu headline the Button Factory on September 28.

    Formed in 1985 as Virulence, they released their debut album as Du Manchu in 1990. They've released 12 albums to date, with their entire catalogue getting the deluxe reissue treatment on vinyl this year, as well as the release of their 13th studio album.

    Supporting are Electric Citizen.

    Tickets cost €23 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2020

    Kneecap

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap duo Kneecap play their biggest Dublin headline show to date at the Olympia Theatre on October 2.

    They made it onto the BBC early on due to upsetting the DUP, they were banned by RTE, kicked out of UCD, and their live shows are must-see. check out 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €22. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020

    King Kong Company

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Beloved Waterford-born live act King Kong Company play the Olympia Theatre in what will be another unreal, immersive party vibe on October 3.

    In essence a band functioning as a DJ, their eponymous debut LP was produced by long-time Prodigy collaborator Neil McLellan. Check out 'Donkey Jaw'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €24. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020

    Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, humourist and actor Loudon Wainwright III plays Vicar Street on October 4 along with Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright as part of their All In A Family tour.

    Suzzy - formerly of the Roaches - and Loudon are parents to Lucy, and the three will perform cuts from their own back catalogue, as well as works from master songwriters Paul Simon, Dylan, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and the like.

    Tickets cost €37.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Returning at long last as part of their Backbone tour, Status Quo play the Waterfront Hall on October 5.

    Quo will be performing hits from across their five decade career, including their latest album, Backbone, their highest charting album of new material for 37 years. This tour sees the band’s return to the stage, as part of a major European tour, after largely taking a break in 2019. 

    Tickets are available from the Waterfront.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Returning at long last as part of their Backbone tour, Status Quo play the Olympia Theatre on October 6.

    Quo will be performing hits from across their five decade career, including their latest album, Backbone, their highest charting album of new material for 37 years. This tour sees the band’s return to the stage, as part of a major European tour, after largely taking a break in 2019. 

    Tickets are priced from €56, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020

    The Black Crowes

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Brothers Chris & Rich Robinson, founders of The Black Crowes, celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their quintuple platinum debut album Shake Your Money Maker with a 3Arena show on October 10 in which they'll play the LP in its entirety.

    Blending southern R&B and classic rock in a soulful concoction, this comes as part of their first shows on these shores in 7 years.

    Tickets are priced from €49.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2020

    Our Planet Live

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Emmy-winning nature series Our Planet will be brought to a live audience internationally, with a performance on October 16 at the 3Arena.

    All profits will be donated to WWF's global education and awareness initiatives, given that the series has a particular focus on how humans have become the greatest threat to the survival of life on Earth. A 36-position surround system and special audio-visual recording from Attenborough himself will be featured, with the show reworked for an epic two-hour performance. Lisa Hannigan will sing alongside a 66-strong orchestra.

    Tickets are priced from €67 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Following their incredibly well-received dates last year, Jeff Lynne's downright legendary ELO have announced their return to Ireland, playing the Belfast's SSE Arena on October 18.

    Following iconic albums like 1977's Out of the Blue, and a series of timeless hits - 26 UK Top 40 singles, to be precise - they disbanded in 1986 initially. ELO have sold over 50 million records worldwide, with Lynne also a prominent member of The Travelling Wilburys and a producer and collaborator with the most highly-revered figures in music.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2020

    The Chats

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Self-described "pub-punk shed-rock" trio The Chats headline the Olympia on October 19.

    One of the most explosive bands to emerge from Australia in the last few years, watch the video for breakthrough single 'Smoko' from their second EP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €24.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2020

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following their incredibly well-received dates last year, Jeff Lynne's downright legendary ELO have announced their return to Ireland, playing Dublin's 3Arena on October 19.

    Following iconic albums like 1977's Out of the Blue, and a series of timeless hits - 26 UK Top 40 singles, to be precise - they disbanded in 1986 initially. ELO have sold over 50 million records worldwide, with Lynne also a prominent member of The Travelling Wilburys and a producer and collaborator with the most highly-revered figures in music.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2020

    The Chats

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Self-described "pub-punk shed-rock" trio The Chats headline Belfast's Limelight 1 on October 20.

    One of the most explosive bands to emerge from Australia in the last few years, watch the video for breakthrough single 'Smoko' from their second EP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £18.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    22
    Oct
    2020

    Stefan Murphy w/Young Smith

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Rootsy songsmith Stefan Murphy headlines Whelan's on October 22.

    Formerly of the Mighty Stef, he made four albums, touring the US & Europe, before changing to Count Vaseline. He's recently started to perform under his own name, with a debut album set for release this year. Watch the video for 'Dry Cider'.

    Supporting is former Fonda Man Liam O'Connor, aka Young Smith.

    Tickets cost €14 from Selective Memory and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020

    Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following his sold out 2018 show, Jools Holland brings his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to the 3Arena once more. Just like his previous Dublin shows, Jools will be joined on vocals by Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall and his fellow Squeeze member Gilson Lavis on drums. The TV host & masterful pop craftsman & musician will be performing many of his classics, as well as big band interpretations of a broad range of hits.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    25
    Oct
    2020

    Paul Weller

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller returns to Belfast to play the Ulster Hall on October 25.

    Known for his work with The Jam, before forming The Style Council, he's often called The Modfather for his contributions to the revival of Mod culture in the '70s & '80s. This show follows 27th album On Sunset.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2020

    Sparks

    The Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    American pop-rock icons Sparks play the Limelight 1 on October 26.

    Led by brothers Ron & Russell Mael, their 24th studio album is out just months before. They've recently announced they've written the music behind the Leos-Carax-directed Annette musical feature, starring Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard. 

    Tickets cost £25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2020
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020

    Paul Weller

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller returns to Dublin to headline the Olympia on October 26 & 27.

    Known for his work with The Jam, before forming The Style Council, he's often called The Modfather for his contributions to the revival of Mod culture in the '70s & '80s. This show follows 27th album On Sunset.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020

    Sparks

    Vicar Street

    Belfast

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    American pop-rock icons Sparks play Vicar Street on October 27.

    Led by brothers Ron & Russell Mael, their 24th studio album is out just months before. They've recently announced they've written the music behind the Leos-Carax-directed Annette musical feature, starring Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2020

    Mgła w/Mord'A'Stigmata & Martwa Aura

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Kraków-based black metal band Mgła return to Ireland, playing the Voodoo Lounge on October 30. They last year released Age of Excuse, following up on the hugely acclaimed Exercises in Futility.

    Support comes from Mord'A'Stigmata & Martwa Aura

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Mon
    02
    Nov
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon plays Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on November 2, following its rescheduling from May.

    The Californian artist, who is also a founding member of Red House Painters, will play a fully-seated show. Expect the kind of confrontational rapport as only Kozelek knows how, following the release of tenth Sun Kil Moon studio album, I Also Want To Die In New Orleans. Listen to Benji, arguably his finest hour.

    Tickets cost €29.50 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2020

    Idlewild

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Scottish indie legends Idlewild play Dublin's Button Factory on November 10 as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations.

    Formed in 1995, the band have released nine albums to date, moving from their early indie rock dissonance into a more melodic, straightforward sound. They released their sixth album in 2009 before going on hiatus until 2013. Check out 'You Held The World In Your Arms'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €23. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2020

    Genesis

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The most commercially successful lineup of Genesis are set to reunite with a world tour, hitting Dublin's 3Arena on November 16.

    Originally achieving prog rock success with frontman Peter Gabriel & guitarist Steve Hackett, they achieved huge commercial success after their departure and drummer Phil Collins moved to the fore, alongside bassist Mike Rutherford. Have a listen to quintessential Collins-era Genesis single, 'Follow You Follow Me'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following new album Reunions, out in May, four time Grammy winner Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit are back, playing the Olympia on November 19.

    The master alt. country songwriter, and one hell of a guitarist has played with the Drive-By Truckers, John Prine and countless others. Check out new single 'Be Afraid'.

    Tickets cost €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    Teenage Fanclub

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Scottish power-pop legends Teenage Fanclub play Belfast's Empire on November 19.

    Their heart-on-sleeve sincerity and masterful pop craft has seen the band elevated to deserved indie-god status over the years, with Bandwagonesque, Grand Prix and Songs from Northern Britain - check out one of the all-time great power-pop songs, 'Everything Flows'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    Genesis

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    The most commercially successful lineup of Genesis are set to reunite with a world tour, hitting the SSE Arena on November 19.

    Originally achieving prog rock success with frontman Peter Gabriel & guitarist Steve Hackett, they achieved huge commercial success after their departure and drummer Phil Collins moved to the fore, alongside bassist Mike Rutherford. Have a listen to quintessential Collins-era Genesis single, 'Follow You Follow Me'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    2020

    Teenage Fanclub

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Scottish power-pop legends Teenage Fanclub play Dublin's Academy on November 20.

    Their heart-on-sleeve sincerity and masterful pop craft has seen the band elevated to deserved indie-god status over the years, with Bandwagonesque, Grand Prix and Songs from Northern Britain - check out one of the all-time great power-pop songs, 'Everything Flows'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €32.65. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    24
    Nov
    2020

    Ghostpoet

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    British-Nigerian electronic producer-songwriter Tony Njoku, aka Ghostpoet is set to play the Button Factory on November 24. This follows his most recently released June EP. Watch the video for 'Concrete Pony'. 

    Tickets cost €20 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2020

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    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Newcastle-upon-Tyne psychedelic stoner rock band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs make their Belfast debut on November 26 as part of Open House at the Empire Music Hall.

    A heady brew of physically moving space rock, cosmische, doom and psych, they're one of the finest & most dynamic live bands in the genre. Check out the excellent video for 'Reducer', from their most recent album, Viscerals.

    Tickets are available from Open House. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2020

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    Upstairs @ Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Newcastle-upon-Tyne psychedelic stoner rock band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Limerick on November 27.

    A heady brew of physically moving space rock, cosmische, doom and psych, they're one of the finest & most dynamic live bands in the genre. Check out the excellent video for 'Reducer', from their most recent album, Viscerals.

    Tickets are available from Yapsody. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020

    Cormac Neeson

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    The Answer frontman Cormac Neeson plays a stripped-back version of his debut solo album White Feather at the Duncairn on November 28.

    The LP sees him move into more rootsy, countrified pastures after spending some time in Nashville with their key songwriters and musicians - watch him perform 'White Feather' in The Live Room.

    Tickets are available from Shine and Ticketmaster priced £15. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020

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    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Newcastle-upon-Tyne psychedelic stoner rock band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs play Whelan's on November 28.

    A heady brew of physically moving space rock, cosmische, doom and psych, they're one of the finest & most dynamic live bands in the genre. Check out the excellent video for 'Reducer', from their most recent album, Viscerals.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster & Wav Tickets. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2020

    Ane Brun

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of her first original album in five years, Stockholm-based Norwegian songstress Ane Brun plays Vicar Street on December 6. This follows her last sold out show in the venue in 2016 in support of 2015 LP When I'm Free

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    07
    Dec
    2020
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    08
    Dec
    2020

    Ocean Colour Scene

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Returning English rockers Ocean Colour Scene play a pair of dates at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 7 & 8.

    The Birmingham outfit rose from the ashes of the Madchester & UK indie scene, rising to prominence after their demo tape reached the ears of Noel Gallagher, who invited them to tour with Oasis, leading ultimately to their signing with MCA Records. Undergoing lineup changes, the band have consistently released music over the last 2 decades, and recently marked the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Moseley Shoals, which features their biggest hit, 'The Riverboat Song'.

    Tickets cost €42.20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the first time since 2017, playing the Limelight 2 on December 11 following its rescheduling.

    Formed in 1981, they're credited as pioneers of grindcore, bringing elements of crust punk & death metal, and still have the shortest song ever recorded in 'You Suffer' from their classic 1987 debut, Scum. They've released sixteen albums to date, showing remarkable evolution over the years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar.

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on December 12, following its rescheduling.

    Formed in 1981, they're credited as pioneers of grindcore, bringing elements of crust punk & death metal, and still have the shortest song ever recorded in 'You Suffer' from their classic 1987 debut, Scum. They've released sixteen albums to date, showing remarkable evolution over the years.

    Support comes from Unyielding Love and Okus.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the first time since 2017, playing Dolans Warehouse on December 13.

    Formed in 1981, they're credited as pioneers of grindcore, bringing elements of crust punk & death metal, and still have the shortest song ever recorded in 'You Suffer' from their classic 1987 debut, Scum. They've released sixteen albums to date, showing remarkable evolution over the years.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Tue
    12
    Jan
    2021

    Bon Iver

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver is set to return to Dublin. Having last played the venue back in 2012, the Wisconsin artist and his band will play 3Arena on Tuesday, January 12, following The Event. Support on the night comes from Aaron Dessner's Big 37d03d Machine, Vernon’s side-project with the National member.

    Tickets range from €49.50-€54.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2021

    Blanck Mass w/Hillary Woods

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Ben John Power, founder of Fuck Buttons, brings his experimental electronic project Blanck Mass to the Ulster Sports Club in his first Belfast show in a few years on January 22.

    He went solo and has been working under the moniker since 2010, working on a great deal of collaborations (including for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony), EPs and albums, with the most recent being Animated Violence Mild.

    Supporting is Irish Sacred Bones-signed songstress Hillary Woods.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced at €16. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2021

    Primordial w/Mourning Beloveth

    Opium

    Dublin

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    Celtic black metal outfit Primordial will play Opium, Dublin on Saturday, 6th February.

    Supporting are Athy death-doom merchants Mourning Beloveth. Both bands will perform sets including rarely (if ever) played tracks. Check out Dust.

    Tickets are priced €25 from Ticketmaster and the Sound Cellar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2021

    Billy Nomates

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Minimal punk-pop artist Billy Nomates plays upstairs at Whelan's on February 11, following the 2020 release of her debut album, released through Invada. Watch the video for 'No'.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2021

    Black Country, New Road

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Jazz-influenced, spoken word post-hardcore outfit Black Country, New Road play Whelan's on February 27 in their first Irish show. Riding the same kind of wave of hype as Black MIDI and the likes, we're rather excited by the prospect of a debut LP. Check out 'Sunglasses' live. 

    Tickets are available from Flowte.

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    Hans Zimmer

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of this era's most distinguished film composers Hans Zimmer returns to the 3Arena on March 2.

    The show will feature a choir and full band & orchestra, showcasing the highlights from a career that recently includes The Lion KingInterstellarDunkirk, and goes back to GladiatorThe Thin Red Line and Thelma and Louise. He has scored more than 200 projects, grossing more than $28 billion worldwide.

    Tickets are priced upwards from €77.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the November release of their first album in 13 years, WhoThe Who headline the 3Arena on March 5, following its postponement from Coronavirus. 

    Drawing together themes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, music theft, spirituality and beyond, the band have renewed their creative juices and written & recorded the album over the last two years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    17
    Mar
    2021

    Dublin Gospel Choir w/Kitt Philippa & U.M.A.N.

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Ireland's foremost expression of gospel music, the Dublin Gospel Choir perform at Pepper Canister Church one year on from the originally scheduled dates of St. Patrick's Day. All tickets remain valid.

    The group can expand from small ensemble to a 40 piece choir, and have shared the stage with the likes of Rod Stewart, Outkast & Ennio Morricone. On the night, they'll be joined by Kitt Philippa, whose debut album Human came out at in October to huge acclaim. Also playing is Brian Flanagan, aka U.M.A.N.

    Tickets are available here, priced €20. The show begins at 8pm on both nights.

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021

    Mount Alaska w/Slow Moving Cloud

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Dublin's Pepper Canister Church holds a Selective Memory show headed by Mount Alaska on March 18, a year on from its originally-intended date in 2020.

    The ambient electronic outfit wrote their latest album with the concept in mind to create a soundtrack for a TV show that doesn't exist. It was written, recorded & produced by duo Stephen Shannon & Cillian McDonnell, who've worked on film soundtracks over the last number of years. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are Slow Moving Clouds.

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €15. 

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021

    This Is The Kit

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Contemporary folk singer-songwriter This Is The Kit plays The Button Factory on March 25 in support of her new album, Off Off On.

    Also known as Kate Stables, her fifth LP follows acclaimed 2017 LP Moonshine FreezeWatch the video for 'This Is What You Did'.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie, priced €24.50. Doors open at 7.30pm/

     

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021

    The Lovely Eggs

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs play the Workman's Club on March 26, following the rescheduling of their May date in 2020. The northern English pair released their new album I Am Moron, and will bring its raw, minimal immediacy to the city for the first time, having won fans like Iggy Pop. Watch the video for 'The Decision'.

    Tickets cost €14 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    The Lovely Eggs

    Ulster Sports Club

    Dublin

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    Psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs play the Ulster Sports Club on March 27. The northern English pair released their new album I Am Moron, and will bring its raw, minimal immediacy to the city for the first time, having won fans like Iggy Pop. Watch the video for 'The Decision'.

  • Sun
    28
    Mar
    2021

    Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen by Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following sellout shows at the likes of Pepper Canister Church, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways bring their tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen to the Olympia Theatre on March 28 (rescheduled from 2020).

    The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon will celebrate many of Cohen's best-loved live works, leading a masterful collective including Will Merrigan on bass, Dave Clancy on keys, Beoga legend Eamon Murray on drums, alongside string and brass sections. The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, who combine to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies.

    Tickets cost €31.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Apr
    2021

    Cut Copy

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Whelan's hosts a show from Dan Whitford-led project Cut Copy on April 2.

    The Melbourne quartet recently released new album Freeze, Melt, which turns inward from their synth-pop craft, which began as an outlet for Whitford's bedroom recordings. Watch the video for 'Cold Water'. 

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €22.50.

  • Mon
    05
    Apr
    2021

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester art-pop act Everything Everything are set to play the Olympia Theatre on April 5 as part of the tour for their latest album, Re-Animator.

    Formed in 2007, the band have received nominations for the Mercury Music Prize & 3 Ivor Novellos. Ever-eclectic, they meld R&B rhythmic conventions with stream-of-consciousness Radiohead-esque vocals, with A Fever Dream more dynamic than ever before - check out the video for 'Arch Enemy'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    13
    Apr
    2021

    Tim Burgess

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Charlatans frontman, label boss, DJ & author Tim Burgess is set to headline Whelan's on April 13.

    2020 saw the release of his fifth solo LP, seeing him in a later-period creative fertile patch. Check out 'Empathy For The Devil'.

    Tickets are priced €27 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Apr
    2021

    Tim Burgess

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Charlatans frontman, label boss, DJ & author Tim Burgess is set to headline the Ulster Sports Club on April 14.

    2020 saw the release of his fifth solo LP, seeing him in a later-period creative fertile patch. Check out 'Empathy For The Devil'.

    Tickets are priced £19 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Apr
    2021
    Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his hugely acclaimed GhosteenNick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to Dublin, playing the 3Arena on April 23 & 24 - rescheduled from his original May 8 & 9 2020 dates respectively.

    Ghosteen is the seventeenth album from Cave & the Bad Seeds, and is their most unanimously well-received yet. A rare gem of a double album, it explores ideas of empathy and faith, with subtle beauty. Listen to the title track here.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2021
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    09
    May
    2021

    It Takes A Village

    Trabolgan

    Cork

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    The 2020 edition of It Takes A Village at Trabolgan has been rescheduled until the following year, running from May 7-9, 2021. The first run of international include NYC house DJ Joe Claussell, Cork's Fish Go Deep, UK dub pioneer Mad ProfessorRomareScary ÉireHappyness, Amsterdam-based psych band Altin GünLynks Afrikka, alongside some of the best Ireland has to offer, including Junior BrotherThe Mary Wallopers, PercolatorPost Punk Podge & The TechnohippiesPillow Queens and more.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Wed
    12
    May
    2021

    Joan As Police Woman

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    As part of the tour for her Cover Two album, Joan As Police Woman plays Dolan's, Limerick on May 12 following rescheduled Irish dates from 2020.

    A cover album, she's rework cuts from the likes of Neil Young ('On The Beach'), The Strokes, Talk Talk, Outkast, Gil Scott-Heron & Prince in the intimate setting of the Georgian church.

    Tickets cost €20 from Dolans. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021

    Joan As Police Woman

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    As part of the tour for her Cover Two album, Joan As Police Woman plays Live at St. Lukes on May 13 following rescheduled Irish dates from 2020.

    A cover album, she's rework cuts from the likes of Neil Young ('On The Beach'), The Strokes, Talk Talk, Outkast, Gil Scott-Heron & Prince in the intimate setting of the Georgian church.

  • Fri
    14
    May
    2021
    Sat
    15
    May
    2021

    Joan As Police Woman

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    As part of the tour for her Cover Two album, Joan As Police Woman will play two dates at Pepper Canister Church on May 14 & 15, following rescheduled dates from June 2020.

    A cover album, she'll rework cuts from the likes of Neil Young ('On The Beach'), The Strokes, Talk Talk, Outkast, Gil Scott-Heron & Prince in the intimate setting of the Georgian church.

    Tickets cost €24.50 from Selective Memory, and all tickets remain valid.

  • Mon
    17
    May
    2021

    Glass Animals

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new album DreamlandGlass Animals are set to play the Olympia Theatre on May 17.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021

    Bananagun

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Psych/afrobeat influenced Australian outfit Bananagun are set to play the Grand Social on May 20, following the release of debut album the True Story of Bananagun in June 2020. Watch the video for 'The Master'.

    Tickets cost €13.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    22
    May
    2021

    Jonathan Bree

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    New Zealand alt-pop troubadour Jonathan Bree is set to play the Lost Lane on May 22 for Selective Memory, following the release of fourth solo album After The Curtains Close. Watch the award-winning video for 'You're So Cool'.

    Tickets are priced €16 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021

    Hamilton Leithauser

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser returns to Ireland to play the Button Factory on May 27, postponed from June 2, 2020. 

    Following US indie rock band The Walkmen's 2011 hiatus, Leithauser released his debut solo album in 2014, followed up with 2015's Dear God alongside Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon. He worked with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij to release the acclaimed I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. Check out 'Here They Come'.

    Tickets, priced at €24, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021

    OM

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Featuring bassist & vocalist Al Cisneros of Sleep, Emil Amos & Tyler Trotter, OM are one of the finest mantra-driven drone acts in the world. They're set to return to Dublin on June 1. Listen to 'State of Non-Return'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    02
    Jun
    2021

    Dope Lemon

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Angus Stone's stoned slacker project Dope Lemon comes to the Button Factory on June 2 in his debut peformance. 

    Also of Australian folk-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone, his new album Smooth Big Cat came out last year. Check out 'Hey You'.

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €24.50.

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021

    Jawbox

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Post-hardcore legends Jawbox make their first ever Irish appearance at Whelan's on June 8.

    Formed by J Robbins & Kim Coletta in Washington DC in 1989, they released a string of 7"s and four studio albums, ultimately breaking up in 1997. Its members continued to work - to varying degrees - in the music industry, with Robbins & guitarist Bill Barbot forming Burning Airlines, and Coletta co-running a label. In 2019, the band announced they would officially reunion. Check their recent Live at KEXP session.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Jun
    2021

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Seminal British post-punk band Echo & The Bunnymen play the Olympia on June 11.

    Formed in 1978 by frontman Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sargeant, who make up the creative hub of the band since their reunion in recent year. They released several essential post-punk records in their time together, peaking critically with 1984's Ocean Rain LP, and will celebrate their 40-year career that's yielded 20 top 20 hits and 9 top 20 albums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €45.20. Doors open at 7pm.

     

     

  • Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021

    Crypt of the Riff Vol. 5: Stoned Jesus & more

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The fifth volume of Belfast's foremost riff-based megabill takes place at Voodoo on June 20, a year on from its postponement. Ukrainian stoner-doom giants Stoned Jesus play their first ever Northern Irish show, as part of their Xth Anniversary Tour, playing highlights of their decade together. Watch the video for 'I'm The Mountain'.

    Making up the rest of the bill are Elder Druid, just off the back of their second album, Cork sludge quartet Coroza, stoner-rock quartet Psychedelenaut, occult stoner-doom quintet Gravity Well - check out their debut EP - and new Belfast progressive post-metallers Soma.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from £15. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021

    Liam Gallagher w/Idles

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Following the postponement of his 2020 T Vital show, Liam Gallagher will play Ormeau Park on June 30.  This follows the release of his second solo studio album, Why Me? Why Not? Watch the video for 'Shockwave'.

    Supporting are Idles.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021

    Bright Eyes

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Vicar Street hosts the first show in 19 years from Bright Eyes on September 1.

    Back after a 9 year hiatus, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis & Nathaniel Walcott have regrouped to tour and record in 2020. Their nine albums were, for many, generation defining, burrowing across emo, Americana, folk and alternative rock.

    Tickets are priced €37.50-€42.50 from Selective Memory & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    09
    Sep
    2021

    Margaret Glaspy

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Californian singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy is set to play Whelan's on September 9.

    Her second album, Devotion came out in March to positive reviews - check out 'Stay With Me'.

    Tickets cost €17 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 8pm.

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