Gig Guide

Upcoming Events

Upcoming | Archive: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    !!!

    The supremely unGoogleable !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) make their long-awaited Dublin return, 10 years on from their last Whelan's sold-out trip. They play the venue on November 21.

    The New York dance-punks released their eighth album, Wallop this year - watch the video for 'UR Paranoid'.

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    51751414_2250396118333668_7295211392041222144_n

    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Vicar Street in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 21.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Tayne

    Fred Zeppelin's

    Cork

    69390360_774992362959503_7706326752536035328_n

    Following the release of new single 'Open Up' through Irish label Strange Brew, London-based electronic rock outfit Tayne play Cork's Fred Zeppelin's on November 11.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Tandem Felix

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

    TANDEM FELIX

    Dublin Americana-tinged indie outfit Tandem Felix are set to headline Bello Bar on November 21, a month on from their debut album, Rom-Com. Watch the video for first single 'Nightclub (I Sold My Soul To The Devil)'.

    Tickets cost €13.50, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Quiet Lights Festival

    Various Venues

    Cork

    ql19

    The second annual Quiet Lights Festival takes place across Cork City from Thursday 21st-Sunday 24th November, featuring some of the foremost creative names.

    This year's featured artist is filmmaker Myles O'Reilly of Arbutus Yarns. He'll host the public premiere of his short film Tenore Cuncordu Orosei in collaboration with Ernst Reijseger, followed by music from traditional/old-time trio Alfi at the Kino on Thursday. Sharing the rich bill are Lankum, Ye VagabondsSun CollectiveRozi PlainPeter BroderickCormac Begley & Liam O'ConnorBrìghde ChaimbeulJunior BrotherAnna MiekeMajia SofiaElaine MaloneJohn Francis FlynnCreviceLemoncelloRosa NuttyEve ClagueLowliAll The Brave HuntersMíde Houlihan and Mantua.

    The free conversation series includes talks from Irish Times' Tony Clayton-Lea, talks on how to access funding as an independent artist, live podcasts and radio interviews from the likes of The Point of Everything and screenings from Myles O'Reilly. 

    Check out the schedule and buy tickets here.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Elder Island

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    elderisland

    Following the release of their debut LP, The Omnitone Collection, Bristol outfit Elder Island headline Whelan's on November 22. Watch the video for 'You & I'.

    Tickets are priced €18 from WAV Tickets.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Lucky Chops

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    luckychops

    High-energy brassy funk outfit Lucky Chops play Dublin's Button Factory on November 22.

    All musical educators and believers in the poewr of music, the band have a rabid following. Check out 'Buyo' live.

    Tickets cost €22 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Girl Band

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    girlband

    In their absence over the last couple of years, Girl Band’s reputation has only grown and grown. The Dara Kiely-fronted quartet – who, in such a short period of time, proved one of the most influential Irish guitar bands since My Bloody Valentine – are back. Their return hometown headline dates take place at Vicar Street on November 22 & 23 - the latter added due to demand.

    Watch the video for return single 'Shoulderblades', the first from their second album, The Talkies.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster priced €30. Doors open at 7.30pm.

     

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    The Limelight 1

    Belfast

    john mayall

    The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, tours his 85th anniversary following the release of his new album Nobody Told Me. The first date of his Irish leg takes place at Belfast's Limelight on November 22.

    The album features an incredible array of respected guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven of the E Street Band, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa and more. Listen to the weeping, incredibly ruminative 'Crying', from USA Union. Mayall is best known for his Bluesbreakers band, who featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many, many more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Sigrid w/IDIE & Evie Irie

    3Arena

    Dublin

    66810113_10157602146769548_8220851426436317184_n

    Following her string of sold out shows lately in Ireland, young Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid plays the 3Arena on November 22. 

    She's won BBC Music's Sound of 2018 award, breaking through with 'Don't Kill My Vibe'. Her debut album, Sucker Punch came out in March and she's been omnipresent since, playing a stormer at Glastonbury. Her brand of honest-to-goodness joyous pop has an infectiousness that's undeniable - check out 'Don't Feel Like Crying'.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster, from €41-€47. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    National Opera House

    Wexford

    51751414_2250396118333668_7295211392041222144_n

    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Wexford's National Opera House in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 22.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Surf Curse

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    surfcurse

    LA indie rock duo Surf Curse play The Grand Social on November 22. Watch the video for 'Disco'.

    Tickets cost €10 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Spilt Milk AV Festival

    Citywide

    Sligo

    70126980_955275278150573_6566828064406241280_n

    Across Sligo, over the weekend of November 22-24, Spilt Milk Audio-Visual Festival is set to take place, with a cast of some of Ireland's most forward-thinking artists.

    Amongst the first wave of artists announced for the event are unaccompanied traditional vocal quartet LandlessGulptKatie O'Neill, cosmische experimental trio PercolatorGrave Goods and Problem Patterns.

    Early bird tickets are available from Spilt Milk.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Tayne

    Warehouse

    Galway

    69390360_774992362959503_7706326752536035328_n

    Following the release of new single 'Open Up' through Irish label Strange Brew, London-based electronic rock outfit Tayne play Galway's Warehouse on November 22.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Miles Kane

    The Academy

    Dublin

    mileskane

    Last Shadow Puppets member Miles Kane plays the Academy on November 22.

    Tickets cost €25.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Isaac Jones, Julia Louise KnifeFist & Angular Hank

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

    nagularhank

    The Bello Bar hosts a triad of noiseniks on November 22. Performing is Julia Louise KnifeFist - check out the 808-laced glitchy RnB of '328' - slack, jangly indie rockers Angular Hank - check out recent single 'Anna's Birthday' - and Isaac Jones.

    Tickets cost €8.85 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Careerist Album Launch w/Shrug Life

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    51227969_1969073633141714_540584602717126656_n

    Long one of our faves, Belfast indie slacker rock trio Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - are set to release their long-awaited debut album, Weird Hill, on November 15 via Pizza Pizza Records. Their hometown launch takes place on November 22 at the Ulster Sports Club - check out the video for new single 'Slasher'.

    Support comes from wry Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island - watch the video for '2009' - from their forthcoming second album.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Aaron Shanley, Taylor Johnson, Jaxson & I Am Muir

    The Sunflower Bar

    Belfast

    Screenshot 2019-10-22 at 15.14.56

    Tin Man Heart holds a night at the Sunflower Bat on November 22, headed by alternative pop singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley - check him out on Bandcamp.

    Sharing the bill is Brand New Friend's Taylor Johnson, Wexford's Jaxson and young songstress Brennah Goff, aka I Am Muir.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Spinn

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

    spinngig

    Liverpool jangle dream-pop quartet Spinn return to Dublin's Academy 2 in an over 14s show on November 23 following the release of their eponymous debut album. Watch the video for 'Believe It Or Not'.

    Tickets cost €14.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

    john mayall

    The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, tours his 85th anniversary following the release of his new album Nobody Told Me. He plays Dolan's, Limerick, on November 23.

    The album features an incredible array of respected guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven of the E Street Band, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa and more. Listen to the weeping, incredibly ruminative 'Crying', from USA Union. Mayall is best known for his Bluesbreakers band, who featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many, many more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Liam Gallagher

    3Arena

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-06-27 at 3.03.27 PM 

    Oasis frontman & now solo artist Liam Gallagher will play 3Arena on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November. He last played the city last year, at Malahide Castle as part of his As You Were tour. 

    This show takes place as part of a European arena tour that will follow the release of his forthcoming second album, Why Me? Why Not? Watch the video for 'Shockwave'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 6.30pm.

     

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Black Box

    Galway

    51751414_2250396118333668_7295211392041222144_n

    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Galway's Black Box in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 23.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €27.65 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Tusks

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    tusks

    English singer, songwriter & producer Emily Underhill, aka Tusks, brings her indie electronica to Whelan's on November 23. 

    She self-released her debut Snow EP back in 2012, signing with One Little Indian and going on to work under the Tusks moniker. Check out the soft-focus synths of recent single 'Be Mine'.

    Tickets cost €11.80 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Quiet Lights Cork: Lankum

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

    lankum1

    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Live at St. Luke's for Quiet Lights 2019, accompanying the release of their third album through Rough Trade.

    Combining four-part harmonies with tradition instruments that include uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordian, fiddle and guitar, the group have an incredible knack for melding traditional folk with contemporary underground influences - black metal & drone, for example - to create something truly transcendental. Their sets give and take from the peoples' songbook - listen to our Irish song of 2017, the hauntingly poignant 'What Will We Do When We Have No Money?' - and read CJ Mc Canney’s review of 2017's Between The Earth and Sky here.

    Tickets are available from uTicket, priced €27.10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    jonspencer

    Formerly of the Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers are set to play the Ulster Sports Club on November 23 for Strange Victory.

    The NYC underground legend released his debut solo album, Spencer Sings The Hits this year - check out the video for 'Do The Trash Can'. He'll be accompanied by Quasi & Heatmiser's Sam Coomes, M. Sord and Pussy Galore's Bob Bert.

    Tickets are available from TicketWeb, priced £19.25, and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Tayne

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    69390360_774992362959503_7706326752536035328_n

    Following the release of new single 'Open Up' through Irish label Strange Brew, London-based electronic rock outfit Tayne play upstairs at Whelan's on November 23.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Sizeable Bear Presents: Van Panther, Pale Lanterns & Belwood

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

    72562629_793010987807371_2293032547698868224_n

    Pimerick post-punk/indie-pop outfit Van Panther headline McHugh's on November 23 for Sizeable Bear. They just put out new single 'The Cutters'.

    Supporting is indie folk project Pale Lanterns - check out 'Sunburn' - and Hüsker Dü-recalling melodic punks Belwood - check out their latest release, the Out of the Blue EP.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Porphyry Single Launch

    The 343

    Belfast

    72787908_10157537089989520_5384798831994994688_n

    One of Northern Ireland's most singular artists, and one of Moving On Music's Emerging Artists Derry's Porpyry, is set to launch his latest single, 'Berliner Lüft', with a performance at The 343 on November 23.

    His music melds old and new, classically-trained with the deeply intuitive, the cinematic and pastoral. This new single is a shape-shifting techno journey through Berlin, following on from the hints left on last year's Wounded, White Light EP. He's collaborated with the Ulster Orchestra, at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, and looks to have some high-profile activity over the coming months.

    Admission is free, and you can reserve your place on Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Soda Blonde

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

    sodablond

    Formerly Little Green Cars, alt. pop act Soda Blonde play Galway's Roisin Dubh on November 23. Watch the video for 'Swimming Through The Night'.

    Tickets cost €18.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm. 

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Junior Brother w/The Mary Wallopers

    Dolan's

    Limerick

    54514475_2583260181747774_6593628900851449856_n

    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother, plays Dolans, Limerick, on November 23. 

    'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Supporting is the Irish balladeering project from the T.P.M. lads, The Mary Wallopers - check them out playing 'Building Up and Tearing England Down'.

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

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    john mayall

    The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, tours his 85th anniversary following the release of his new album Nobody Told Me. He finishes the Irish leg at the Olympia on November 24.

    The album features an incredible array of respected guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven of the E Street Band, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa and more. Listen to the weeping, incredibly ruminative 'Crying', from USA Union. Mayall is best known for his Bluesbreakers band, who featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many, many more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Band of Skulls

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    band-of-skulls-1528802719.21.2560x1440

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP, Baby Darling Doll Face HoneyBand of Skulls have announced a tour, stopping off at The Button Factory on November 24.

    The Southampton-based bluesy garage rock trio formed in 2004 after meeting at college, releasing their debut in 2009. They this year released their fifth album, Love Is All You Love.

    Tickets cost €24.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Quiet Lights: Junior Brother

    Kino

    Cork

    54514475_2583260181747774_6593628900851449856_n

    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother, plays Cork's Kino as part of Quiet Lights 2019. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Support comes from Dublin singer & multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn, who plays music centred around traditional and folk from Ireland and abroad. He founded Skipper's Alley, who have toured internationally, and has recorded with the likes of Lankum & Ye Vagabonds

    Tickets are available for €11.27 from uTicket. Doors open at 5.30pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Robert Forster

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    forster

    Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster returns to Dublin for the second time in 2019 to play the special An Evening With Robert Forster acoustic night at Whelan's on November 25, featuring Karin Baeumler on violin.

    Still one of the most energetic and vital frontmen around, his memoir Grant & I was a Mojo & Uncut book of the year as he continues to write, perform & publish his work as a music journalist. Check out his 2017 album, Songs To Play.

    Tickets cost €27.50 from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Ezra Collective

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    ezracoll

    Genre-melding London jazz outfit Ezra Collective are set to headline the Button Factory on November 25.

    Drawing on just about any musical movement with groove - Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, grime and beyond - the band recently played Quincy Jones' birthday, and are one of the most exciting young prospects to emerge from the capital's burgeoning new wave jazz scene. Check out 'You Can't Steal My Joy'.

    Tickets cost €19.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Mac DeMarco

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

    macdem

    Incumbent king of slacker indie-pop Mac DeMarco plays Vicar Street on November 25, following up on his huge Iveagh Gardens show in July.

    He's currently touring his largely low-key sixth album Here Comes The Cowboy. Have you watched 'Pepperoni Playboy: A Macumentary' yet?

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Band of Skulls

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    band-of-skulls-1528802719.21.2560x1440

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP, Baby Darling Doll Face HoneyBand of Skulls have announced a tour, stopping off at Belfast's Empire Music Hall on November 25.

    The Southampton-based bluesy garage rock trio formed in 2004 after meeting at college, releasing their debut in 2009. They this year released their fifth album, Love Is All You Love.

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

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

    56640107_2117166508338810_1389361893793071104_n

    Glammy hard rockers The Darkness' return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 1 on November 26 in support of sixth album, Easter Is Cancelled.

    Formed in 2000 by Lowestoft brothers Justin & Dan Hawkins, the lineup is completed by charismatic bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Tiger Taylor. The Darkness made waves playing on the pomp & showmanship of classic rock & roll at its peak, releasing only 2 albums during their initial run (Permission To Land & One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back) and are now onto their fourth since their reunion.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster for £26.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Jaws

    Duke of York

    Belfast

    jaws

    Birmingham dream-pop outfit Jaws headline Belfast's Duke of York on November 26 following the release of their third album, The Ceiling. Watch the video for 'Driving At Night'

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £12. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Snow Patrol

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-09-03 at 14.20.20

    Following their Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Ulster Hall, Snow Patrol are set to play a rare intimate - by their standards - performance at the Olympia Theatre on November 26. This comes as part of their Reworked tour for the EP of the same name, which sees the band reimagine some hits from across their back catalogue as part of their 25th anniversary. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €63. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Daniel Norgren

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    norgren

    Swedish singer-songwriter Daniel Norgren headlines the Grand Social in a seated show on November 26. The atmospheric craftsman has been performing over the last 11 years, with latest album Wooh Dang a full-band release. Check out the frisson-inducing, slow-building 'The Flow'.

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

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Kitt Philippa

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

    kpnew

    Belfast-based alternative pop artist & NI Music Prize-winner Kitt Philippa plays the Sugar Club on November 26, following the October release of long-awaited debut album, Human. Check out recent single, 'You'.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced €13.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    The Academy

    Dublin

    56640107_2117166508338810_1389361893793071104_n

    Glammy hard rockers The Darkness' return to Dublin, playing the Academy on November 27 in support of sixth album Easter Is Cancelled.

    Formed in 2000 by Lowestoft brothers Justin & Dan Hawkins, the lineup is completed by charismatic bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Tiger Taylor. The Darkness made waves playing on the pomp & showmanship of classic rock & roll at its peak, releasing only 2 albums during their initial run (Permission To Land & One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back) and are now onto their fourth since their reunion.

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Jaws

    Academy 2

    Dublin

    jaws

    Birmingham dream-pop outfit Jaws headline the Academy 2 on November 27 following the release of their third album, The Ceiling. Watch the video for 'Driving At Night'

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Skepta

    Jam Park

    Dublin

    skepta

    Following a headline performance at Forbidden Fruit & the release of fifth studio album Ignorance Is BlissSkepta is set to headline Jam Park, Swords on November 27 in his first indoor Irish show since 2011.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €40. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Steve Mason

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    59093858_2387348177977111_7575183443730890752_n

    Beta Band songwriter, frontman & founding member Steve Mason is set to headline Whelan's on November 27.

    Since the band's dissolution, he's went on to have a prolific solo career, operating under the names King Biscuit Time & Black Affair, with three LPs under his own name. The most recent, About The Light, came out in January. Check out 'Walking Away From Love'.

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Rebekah Fitch

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    Rebekah Fitch

    Incredibly talented young art-pop songstress Rebekah Fitch makes a brief return to her hometown from London on November 27 to play the Empire. Watch the video for 'Need To Feel', which tackles mental health issues in as blunt a way as is imaginable.

    Admission costs £10.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Steve Mason

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    59093858_2387348177977111_7575183443730890752_n

    Beta Band songwriter, frontman & founding member Steve Mason is set to headline the Empire on November 28.

    Since the band's dissolution, he's went on to have a prolific solo career, operating under the names King Biscuit Time & Black Affair, with three LPs under his own name. The most recent, About The Light, came out in January. Check out 'Walking Away From Love'.

    Tickets, priced £22.50, are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Judah & The Lion

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    judah

    Nashville alternative/Americana outfit Judah & The Lion are set to headline Whelan's on November 28, following the release of their third album, Pep Talks, blending folk, bluegrass, rock, hip-hop & electronic production. Check out 'Over My Head'

    Tickets cost €21.50 from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Bjork

    3Arena

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 11.22.00 AM

    Björk brings her immersive Cornucopia theatre show to Dublin's 3Arena on November 28.

    This will be the first solo Irish date for the Icelandic auteur in 22 years, who's an acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, DJ & producer, and one of the few whose music seamlessly coalesces pop & avant-garde, having started out with alternative rockers The Sugarcubes.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019
    Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Julia Jacklin w/Angie McMahon

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    juliajack

    Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin is set to play the Button Factory on November 28 & 29 - with the latter added due to demand. Her second album, Crushing received praise from the likes of Pitchfork and the Rolling Stone - watch the video for the American gothic tale of 'Body'.

    Support comes from Angie McMahon.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Snow Patrol

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

    Screen Shot 2019-09-03 at 14.20.20

    Following their Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Ulster Hall, Snow Patrol are set to play a rare intimate - by their standards - performance at the Waterfront Hall on November 28. This comes as part of their Reworked tour for the EP of the same name, which sees the band reimagine some hits from across their back catalogue as part of their 25th anniversary. 

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

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Jane Willow w/Hubert Murray

    The Sunflower Bar

    Belfast

    44948317_2290686164338606_7213794991250866176_n

    Dublin-based folk singer-songwriter Jane Willow headlines the Sunflower Bar, Belfast on November 28. She grew up in the Netherlands, moving to Ireland at twenty-one to pursue music - check out 'The Fool'.

    Supporting is respected Galway-born, Tullamore-based folk & roots musician Hubert Murray.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    No Oil Paintings 'Watertown' Launch w/Reevah & Joel Harkin

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    noil

    Belfast indie folk quartet No Oil Paintings launch their new single 'Watertown' with a show at the Ulster Sports Club on November 28.

    Letterkenny/Belfast verb-soaked singer-songwriter Joel Harkin - check out his recent Rose Water EP - supports, along with fast-rising young Derry indie-folk songstress Reevah. Check her out live in session.

    Admission costs £6 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Careerist, Shrug Life & Extravision

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    73099885_2377744568941283_7076958011805138944_n

    Belfast indie slacker rock trio Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - are set to release their long-awaited debut album, Weird Hill, on November 15 via Pizza Pizza Records. The Dublin leg of their launch tour takes place upstairs at Whelan's on November 28. Check out the video for new single 'Slasher'.

    Support comes from wry Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island - watch the video for '2009' - from their forthcoming second album. Opening are post-punk trio Extravision - check out their 2018 debut EP.

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

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Mob Wife, Cruiser & Deadbog

    Plug'd

    Cork

    72466383_528322071299628_2901382238174183424_n

    Belfast post-hardcore indie rock trio Mob Wife - check out their excellent latest release Captain Care A Lot / Hellsong - tour with Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock quartet Cruiser - watch the video for 'No More Parties'. The Cork date takes place at Plug'd, through Teletext Records on November 28, following the release of their split EP.

    Opening the show is Deadbog.

    Admission costs €7, or €6 with a Teletext badge. before 9pm and €10 after.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Bell X1 Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    55467845_10156401021547582_3123803961480445952_n

    Having now been together for 20 years, Bell X1 play a pair of 'Acoustic-ish' dates accompanied by composer Éna Brennan's Dowry Strings on November 29 & 30.

    Having last year played a sold-out five night stint at the venue, the trio's last release was seventh album, Arms. Check out their 360 video of 'Tongue', accompanied by Dowry Strings.

    Tickets cost €38.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Bailer, Black Coast, Hornets & Bitter Pill

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

    60490990_851533778542759_7127565319396130816_n

    For Shizznigh Promotions November 29 instalment of Live Free at Fibbers' main venue, Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer headline. Check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp.

    Melodic hardcore act Black Coast, Belfast blackened sludgy hardcore quartet Hornets - Witch Hunt - and Bitter Pill.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Pumarosa

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    pumarosa

    To coincide with the release of new album DevastationPumarosa play the Workman's Club on November 29.

    The danceable East London art rock quartet have been developing for the last few years, with a sound that's reminscent of Foals and Suuns with tinges of krautrock influencing their very current sound. Check out the late-night, post-club neurosis of 'Fall Apart'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €17. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Other Voices

    Dingle

    Co. Kerry

    othervoices19

    The 18th annual Other Voices is set to take place from November 29-December 1 across Dingle, accompanied by the 70+ artist Music Trail. The TV recordings take place at St. James' Church, with tickets made available by competition, and streamed across a variety of venues in the town, and airing on RTÉ2 in 2020. Registration for tickets is priced from €30 upwards, available on Eventbrite.

    Discussion forum Ireland's Edge returns with the theme of Endings + Edges, Bonds + Borderlands, focusing on Brexit, Ireland's place in Europe, the climate, mass migration & the digital revolution. A range of speakers, policy makers, innovators, commentators and artists. Ticket are priced €35 for two dates and €20 for one, available on Eventbrite

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Malcolm Gladwell

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    malcolmgladwell

    One of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, writer, journalist & podcast host Malcolm Gladwell presents his new book, Talking To Strangers at the Olympia Theatre on November 29. 

    The book's premise is as follows: "How do we make sense of the unfamiliar? Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie? Why do we so often fail to 'get' other people? In a powerful and provocative exploration of why we so often misread other people, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. From the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, to the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath, we discover that strangers are never simple. Few have the ability to show us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. So join him as he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little more about those we don't."

    Tickets are priced from €22.90 from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    TPM w/Post Punk Podge

    The Kino

    Cork

    72793018_2426800640928464_5394922237415391232_n

    One of the finest rap acts in Ireland, Dundalk siblings TPM play Cork's Kino on November 29 as part of their Heaven Is A Harp-Pint tour. Watch the video for 'Fuck RTE' then go see them.

    Supporting is the magnificent, intense Post-Punk Podge & The Technohippies - check out new single 'Generation Xanax'.

    Admission costs €12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Fears w/Laura Groves

    Black Box

    Belfast

    72572509_10157534062919520_1722497458694520832_n

    Electronic alternative pop artist Fears is set to perform a headline show at the Black Box on November 29. Expect visuals accompanying a set that blends electronic, acoustic samples & vocals - watch her collaborative visual companion for single 'Blood'.

    London-based Bradford songwriter & producer Laura Groves supports. Her debut album, Blue Roses, came out in 2009 on XL Recordings, and she's since worked on many high-profile projects including a composing & touring live score for the BFI, writing and recording alongside Bullion, working with Sampha & Jai Paul's Institute label, and tours as keyboardist, guitarist & vocalist in Bat For Lashes' live band.

    Tickets cost £5 from Resident Advisor. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Mount Alaska Album Launch

    Fumbally Stables

    Dublin

    70346105_2369093296663660_5281427095258398720_n

    The Fumbally Stables, Dublin plays host to Mount Alaska when they launch their new album Wave Atlas: Season One on November 29.

    The ambient electronic outfit wrote the 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, Listen to 'Triantáin'.

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €15.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Soda Blonde

    Dolan's

    Limerick

    sodablond

    Formerly Little Green Cars, alt. pop act Soda Blonde play Dolan's, Limerick on November 29. Watch the video for 'Swimming Through The Night'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    TPM & The Deadlians

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

    72436571_2426801354261726_5576591262317805568_n

    One of the finest hip-hop acts in Ireland, Dundalk siblings TPM play Limerick's Pharmacia on November 30 as part of their Heaven Is A Harp-Pint tour. Watch the video for 'Fuck RTE' then go see them.

    Supporting are Dublin misanthropic folk chroniclers The Deadlians - listen on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Beatrice Dillon & Wah Wah Wino

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

    beatricedillon

    London-based producer, artist & NTS DJ Beatrice Dillon  is set to come to the Bello Bar on November 30, thanks to Enthusiastic Eunuch.

    She's released acclaimed solo records, remixes & collaborations across Hessle Audio, Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Boomkat & beyond, as well as collaborating with visual artists at the likes of Tate, ICA, Southbank Centre, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva and beyond. Check out 'Face A'.

    Supporting will be an incarnation of the adventurous, acclaimed Wah Wah Wino imprint.

    Tickets are available from Billetto, priced €15. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Musicians Against Homelessness Festival

    Nerve Centre

    Derry

    72752150_2927152614177138_8089571026570051584_n

    The Nerve Centre in association with MK-Ultra Promotions holds a fundraiser for the Simon Community on November 30. Headlining the main room are Derry psych/garage cult The Barbiturates - check their Bandcamp - alongside punks No CollusionGas Hands, excellent post-punk act InvaderbandUrban ConflictFast Thursday and Zaebuis.

    The second stage features sets from People That Listen To The SkyPaul PJ McCartneyOisín Ó Scolaí and the Virginia SlimsBlack AbbaMiss Mary Jane, Conor Hutcheon, and Daithi Doherty.

    Tickets cost £5 and doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Whitney

    The Academy

    Dublin

    53459168_2611037975589749_8553230450028445696_n

    Chicago-based soulful rock outfit Whitney play the Academy on December 1.

    Led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich & guitarist Max Kakacek, this accompanied the release of their follow-up to debut album Light Upon The Lake, which was widely heralded upon its 2016 release. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €25. Doors open at 7pm. 

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Yola

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    Yola

    Her star very much on the ascent, Bristol country & soul-blending artist Yola returns to Dublin, playing the Olympia on December 1. Shooting to fame after her performance on Jools’ Annual Hootenanny rounded off a 2018 that saw her record her long-awaited debut album Walk Through Fire.

    Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Walk Through Fire is a display of her incredible vocal and songwriting range that's led to acclaim from just about every outlet going. Check her out here.

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

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Happy Mondays

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

    happymndys

    Madchester legends Happy Mondays are set for a Cork show at Cyprus Avenue on December 3, as part of their Greatest Hits tour.

    Formed around frontman Shaun Ryder in 1980 and signed to Tony Wilson's Factory Records, Happy Mondays were a crucial act in the Madchester movement of the later '80s/early '90s. Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches was released in 1990, and permanently cemented their legacy in British culture. Have a listen to the glorious adapted Italo house of 'Step On'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue, priced at €43.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Aldous Harding

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    aldous-harding-fixture-picture

    Aldous Harding will play Vicar Street on December 3.

    Fresh from supporting Villagers at Iveagh Gardens, the New Zealand folk singer-songwriter's April-released third album, Designer has elevated her to new heights - watch the video for 'The Barrel'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    J.I.D

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    jud

    Atlanta hip-hop artist J.I.D is set to play his biggest Irish headline show at the Olympia on December 3 - having been upgraded from the Academy due to demand. Steeped in soulful rhythm & an incredible vocal timbre, he's a hot prospect in international hip-hop. Check him out live here.

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

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Man Forever w/Magic Pockets

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    man forever

    Following the release of his album with Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien) Biting Through earlier this year, visionary composer and multi-instrumentalist John Colpitts (Kid Millions, Oneida) brings his Man Forever project to Whelan's on December 3. Performing solo, Colpitts will be premiering a new show that investigates his recent experience of being involved in a traumatic car accident.

    Supporting is synth wizard Ruadhan O'Meara, AKA Magic Pockets - also of No Spill Blood. Check out his debut album, Volcano of the Bleeding Skies.

    Tickets cost €12 from WAV Tickets.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    John Sheahan - A Dubliner's 80th Birthday Celebration

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 12.10.32

    On December 4, The Dubliners' legendary fiddle player John Sheahan is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in the most apt of ways - with a special part of concerts at Vicar Street featuring his friends and guests.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    LIFE

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

    life

    Noisy energetic indie-punks LIFE are set to headline the Academy 2 on December 4. This show follows the release of their second album, A Picture of Good Health - watch the video for 'Euromillions'

    Tickets cost €13 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's an over 14s show.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    Gifted: Sons of Burlap, Andrew McGibbon, Anja & An Auld Lad

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    71596331_2950588414956995_4967984634013941760_n

    Eastern European-tinged folk rock project Sons of Burlap headline a seasonal Gifted at the Empire on December 4, following the release of their debut album.

    The band features brothers Rory & Ewen Friers, of ASIWYFA and Catalan respectively, as well as their father, artist Julian Friers and members of the aforementioned. The music, not unlike the musicians themselves, a mixture of pretty old and relatively new. They combine traditional instruments, fiddle, flute, mandolins, with overdriven electric guitar - while the rhythm section hold it together flock together, leading to something familiar, but entirely fresh, and shockingly danceable.

    Supporting are Bonnevilles' frontman Andrew McGibbon, psych-folk singer-songwriter Anja and An Auld Lad.

    Admission costs just £3. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    jetpacks

    Following the release of fourth album The More I Sleep The Less I DreamWe Were Promised Jetpacks play the Workman's Club on December 5.

    The Scottish outfit have just returned after 4 years away, after the release of 2014's Unravelling. Produced by Jonathan Low - known for The National, Sufjan Stevens & Kurt Vile - after a long time spent re-evaluating their music. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €18 from Ticketmaster

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Duke of York

    Belfast

    talos

    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos play Belfast's Duke of York on December 5.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

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

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    LIFE

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

    life

    Noisy energetic indie-punks LIFE are set to headline McHugh's on December 5. This show follows the release of their second album, A Picture of Good Health - watch the video for 'Euromillions'.

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

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Enforcer & Skeletal Remains

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

    municpal

    A package of unstoppable 80s action-movie explosion metal comes to the Limelight 2 on December 5. Headlining are crossover thrashers Municpal Waste - check out The Art of Partying for a taste of what they're about.

    Supporting are Oregon thrash band Toxic Holocaust, Swedish anthemic speed metal Enforcer and US death metal act Skeletal Remains.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £25, or £28 on the door. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    The Academy

    Dublin

    devin

    Heavy music virtuoso/savant Devin Townsend plays Dublin's Academy on December 6.

    This comes as part of the tour for latest album, Empath, out at the end of March. Known for his work in the technically complex, almost clinical Devin Townsend Project & Strapping Young Lad, this tour will see no click tracks, and a performance geared more towards fluidity and improvisation.

    Tickets cost €32 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    talos

    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos play their biggest Dublin show to date at the Olympia Theatre on December 6.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    John Sheahan - A Dubliner's 80th Birthday Celebration

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 12.10.32

    On December 6, The Dubliners' legendary fiddle player John Sheahan is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in the most apt of ways - with a special concert at Vicar Street featuring his friends and guests.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Maija Sofia w/Rachael Lavelle

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    maija

    Dreamy, folk-rooted Dublin singer-songwriter Maija Sofia launches her debut album, Bath Time, with a show at the Sound House on December 6 with Enthusiastic Eunuch. Check out lead single 'Flowers'.

    Supporting is Rachael Lavelle - check her out on Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Billetto f0r €10 early bird, and €12 general admission. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Soda Blonde

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

    sodablond

    Formerly Little Green Cars, alt. pop act Soda Blonde play Belfast's Black Box on December 6. Watch the video for 'Swimming Through The Night'.

    Tickets cost £16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm. 

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Warm Drag w/Melts & Girl Band DJ Set

    Bloody Mary's

    Dublin

    warmdrag

    A fantastic free bill at Bloody Mary's will see a headline set from LA indie/psychgaze duo Warm Drag on December 6. Check out the video for 'Sleepover'.

    Also playing are Dublin kraut/psych act Melts - who feature members of The Things, The North Sea & Mighty Stef - check out the video for 'Echoes'. Girl Band will perform a DJ set until late.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    David Kitt w/Aoife Nessa Francis

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

    DAVID_KITT_HIGH_RES_PHOTO_show_events_page

    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt plays his last Dublin show for some time at the Unitarian Church on December 6 with frequent collaborator Margie Jean Lewis.

    Breaking through with 2001 intimate masterpiece, The Big Romance, Kitt has consistently written, performed & produced music for the best part of two decades now, with Yous being his first since 2009. Much of his time has recently been taken up by electronic project New Jackson. Watch the video for lead single, 'Still Don't Know'.

    Supporting is psych-folk songstress Aoife Nessa Francis - watch the video for 'Blow Up'.

    Tickets are available here, priced from €19.88. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Man Forever w/Fixity

    Plug'd

    Cork

    manforeverplugd

    Following the release of his album with Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien) Biting Through earlier this year, visionary composer and multi-instrumentalist John Colpitts (Kid Millions, Oneida) brings his Man Forever project to Plugd, Cork on December 6. Performing solo, Colpitts will be premiering a new show that investigates his recent experience of being involved in a traumatic car accident.

    Supporting is Dan Walsh, aka Cork psych-jazz act Fixity in a solo performance - listen to their most recent album, No Man Can Tell, out through Penske. Expect drum machines, keys, sax & flutes.

    Tickets cost €10 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

    devin

    Heavy music virtuoso/savant Devin Townsend plays the Limelight 1 on December 7.

    This comes as part of the tour for latest album, Empath, out at the end of March. Known for his work in the technically complex, almost clinical Devin Townsend Project & Strapping Young Lad, this tour will see no click tracks, and a performance geared more towards fluidity and improvisation.

    Tickets cost £24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Fontaines D.C.

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    fontaines

    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been the success of Fontaines D.C., and this looks to be calcified with a show at Vicar Street on December 7 & 8 - their only 2019 Dublin gig.

    They've released four incredibly well-received singles, been championed by Steve Lamacq, toured endlessly with labelmates Idles, and although worldly in influence, distinctly allude to Irish vernacular in everything they've done thus far. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €26 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Hot Snakes

    Black Box

    Belfast

    hotsnakes

    Legendary post-hardcore quartet Hot Snakes play Belfast's Black Box on December 7.

    Led by Rick Friberg & John Reis - who shared time in Pitchfork & Drive Like Jehu, and Reis with Rocket From The Crypt - they formed in 1999. The hardcore garage punks still maintain some level of DIY in their approach, with their most recent album Jericho Sirens showing a still relevant Hot Snakes, despite it being 14 years after its studio predecessor. Check them out Live On KEXP.

    Tickets cost £16.50 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    The Mary Wallopers

    The Kino

    Cork

    Mary-Wallopers-Poster

    Irish balladeering project from the T.P.M. lads - and phenomenal trad trio in their own right - The Mary Wallopers play Cork's The Kino on December 7. Check them out playing 'Building Up and Tearing England Down'.

    Tickets are available for €12 from uTicket. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Myles Manley, Strange New Places, Buí & Handsome Eric

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

    74961376_816240128817790_5757004928409141248_n

    As the final Sizeable Bear show of 2019, experimental pop auteur Myles Manley plays a headline show at the Menagerie on December 12. Watch the video for 'I'm In Love With Myself'.

    Supporting are young radical emo punk-pop act Strange New Places - listen to their new 12" EP Uncomfortable - Josh Healy-fronted indie rock/power pop outfit Buí opening - watch the incredible video for their latest single 'Something Else To Talk About' - and Dublin lo-fi indie project Handsome Eric - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from Sizeable Bear.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Young Hearts Run Free Present YULE! (11)

    Dallymount Park

    Phibsborough, Dublin

    https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_80580847_95326679217_1_original

    Commemorating the tenth annual outing for Young Hearts Run Free’s annual Xmas fundraising drive for the Simon Community, Yule! (11) will unite some of the country’s finest acts this year on Saturday, December 7th.

    Running from 7pm to 2am at Dallymount Park in Phibsborough, the event will feature sets from Dónal LunnyAoife Nessa Frances, a Scott Walker tribute supergroupBadhandsRachael LavelleMother TonguesCian Ó’CíobháinNatalya O’FlahertyTandem Felix, and Paddy Hanna, with more to be confirmed, as well as special surprise guests.

    Tickets range from €20 – €27.55 and can be bought here. Endlessly recommended.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Andrew Combs

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

    acombs

    Power-pop singer-songwriter Andrew Combs plays Dublin's Lost Lane on December 8 following the September release of new album Ideal Man.

    The Nashville-based artist started out as a more rootsy Americana artist, moving into more eclectic, genre-spanning territory - watch the video for 'Stars of Longing'.

    Tickets, priced €15, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Hot Snakes

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    hotsnakes

    Legendary post-hardcore quartet Hot Snakes play the Grand Social on December 8.

    Led by Rick Friberg & John Reis - who shared time in Pitchfork & Drive Like Jehu, and Reis with Rocket From The Crypt - they formed in 1999. The hardcore garage punks still maintain some level of DIY in their approach, with their most recent album Jericho Sirens showing a still relevant Hot Snakes, despite it being 14 years after its studio predecessor. Check them out Live On KEXP.

    Tickets cost €27.50 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019

    Primal Scream

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    PRIMAL SCREAM DUB & BEL

    Contemporary British music chameleons Primal Scream return for a pair of Winter Irish dates, stopping off at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 9.

    Formed by Bobby Gillespie in 1992 in Glasgow, the band were a key part of the mid-80s indie-pop scene after Gillespie left the Jesus & Mary Chain. Breaking with their psychedelic dance/house crossover classic Screamadelica in 1991, they'd undergo several complete transformations with resolute success, including the sonic discharge assault of XTRMNTR or rootsy Riot City Blues. The band will be performing music from across their 35-year career in celebration of the release of new compilation, Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles.

    Ticket cost €35.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019

    Gruff Rhys

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    Gruff-Rhys-1

    Welsh musician & Super Furry Animals main man Gruff Rhys plays Whelan's on December 9 as part of a three-date Irish Winter Tour. This follows the September release of new album Pang! via Rough Trade, which blends his trademark psychedelia, folk & singular weirdness - watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets for the shows cost €25.00 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019
    Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Clairo

    The Academy

    Dublin

    clairo

    Perhaps best known for her 2017 gem ‘Pretty Girl', Massachusetts lo-fi pop artist Claire Cottrill AKA Clairo will return to the Academy on December 9 & 10. She this year released her debut album, expanding & following up on her hugely successful first EP.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €20 upwards, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's a 14+ show.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Primal Scream

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    PRIMAL SCREAM DUB & BEL

    Contemporary British music chameleons Primal Scream return for a pair of Winter Irish dates, the latter taking place at Belfast's Ulster Hall on December 10.

    Formed by Bobby Gillespie in 1992 in Glasgow, the band were a key part of the mid-80s indie-pop scene after Gillespie left the Jesus & Mary Chain. Breaking with their psychedelic dance/house crossover classic Screamadelica in 1991, they'd undergo several complete transformations with resolute success, including the sonic discharge assault of XTRMNTR or rootsy Riot City Blues. The band will be performing music from across their 35-year career in celebration of the release of new compilation, Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles.

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

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Gruff Rhys

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

    Gruff-Rhys-1

    Welsh musician & Super Furry Animals main man Gruff Rhys plays Cork's Live at St. Lukes, as part of a three-date Irish Winter Tour, on December 10. This follows the September release of new album Pang! via Rough Trade, which blends his trademark psychedelia, folk & singular weirdness - an ostensibly pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu - watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets for the shows cost €25.00 from St Lukes.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019
    Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Hozier w/Freya Ridings

    3Arena

    Dublin

    hozierdec

    Platinum-selling, Ivor Novello-winning singer-songwriter Hozier headlines Dublin's 3Arena on December 10 & 11 as part of his Wasteland Baby! world tour.

    In March, he released one of the most anticipated Irish albums in years, second album Wasteland Baby! becoming the fourth Irish artist to get a US Number 1 album. Check out the video for its first single 'Movement'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €39.90. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019
    Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Villagers

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

    Villagers Press Shot (High Res)

    Villagers is set to play Cyprus Avenue on December 10 & 11, with the second added due to phenomenal demand.

    The Ivor Novello & Choice Music Prize-winner released his fourth album, The Art of Pretending To Swim last year. Watch the video for 'Summer's Song'.

    Tickets, priced €30, are available from Cyprus Avenue. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Gruff Rhys

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    Gruff-Rhys-1

    Welsh musician & Super Furry Animals main man Gruff Rhys plays Belfast's Empire on December 11 as part of a three-date Irish Winter Tour. This follows the September release of new album Pang! via Rough Trade, which blends his trademark psychedelia, folk & singular weirdness - an ostensibly pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu - watch the video for the title track.

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

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    The Low Anthem

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    charliedarwin

    Americana psych-folk noir act The Low Anthem play the Sound House on December 11 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their renowned third album, 2009's Oh My God Charlie Darwin. Formed in 2006, the five-piece self-released 2 albums before Bella Union put out their aforementioned modern classic.

    Tickets cost €18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    57125822_2165741556873732_6734863664815276032_n

    One of the hottest bands in Ireland right now, Dundalk trip-hop, noise & electronica-influenced quintet Just Mustard are set to play Voodoo, Belfast on December 11.

    They released one of the Irish albums of the year in their debut LP, Wednesdayand more recently, they released 12" Frank // October.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £13.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Smoothboi Ezra

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 15.35.43

    17 year old Wicklow bedroom lo-fi pop artist Smoothboi Ezra plays upstairs at Whelan's on December 11. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €12 from WAV Tickets.

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    Fontaines D.C.

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

    fontaines

    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been the success of Fontaines D.C., and they'll play their only Belfast headline of 2019 at the Ulster Hall - following an upgrade from the Empire - on December 12.

    They've released four incredibly well-received singles, been championed by Steve Lamacq, toured endlessly with labelmates Idles, and although worldly in influence, distinctly allude to Irish vernacular in everything they've done thus far. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    Junior Brother w/The Mary Wallopers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    54514475_2583260181747774_6593628900851449856_n

    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother, plays Whelan's on December 12. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Supporting is the Irish balladeering project from the T.P.M. lads, The Mary Wallopers - check them out playing 'Building Up and Tearing England Down'.

    Tickets are available for €14.50 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    Veta Sessions: Ailbhe Reddy, Rachael Lavelle & Iain Andrew

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    veta

    Veta Sessions, Dublin’s brand new intimate concert series, launches on Thursday, December 12 in the newly refurbished Vintage Room of the Workman’s Club, Dublin. 

    Originally founded in a Berlin apartment by artist-led group VETA. It's a living room style show that aims to create a musical experience like no other. The night features three acts, encouraging conversation and collaboration between artists and listeners alike. The first will feature Ailbhe ReddyRachael Lavelle - check her out on Soundcloud and Iain Andrew. 

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite on a Pay What You Want basis, starting at €5. Doors open at 8pm and it's a 40 person capacity show.

     

     

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Fangclub

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    fangclub

    With their second album out in July, post-grunge trio Fangclub are set to play a headline show at the Button Factory on December 13.

    Check out their latest single 'Hesitations'.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Crypt of the Riff Vol. 4: Tuskar & more

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    cotr4

    The fourth edition of Belfast's foremost regular riff-based megabill takes place at Voodoo on December 13. Milton Keynes-based blackened sludge/doom outfit Tuskar headline - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Making up the rest of the bill are Elder Druid, blackened hardcore act Hornets - check out their debut album Witch Hunt - Cork metal act God Alone - who masterfully embrace drone, mathcore, black metal, sludge and electronic elements within a post-metal sound, and released debut album Poll na mBrón last year.

    Riffy noise rockers Duellists - who just released their debut album, Into The Fade - progressive hardcore quartet Towers - check out their new EP, Lurker & Dweller - and stoner-doom quintet Gravity Well

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £11. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    HamsandwicH

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    945b8102-63c8-48fc-8cfc-2ae5cec9df7d_487981_CUSTOM

    Irish indie-pop outfit Ham Sandwich play another pair of pre-Xmas nights at Whelan's on December 13 & 14.

    Having released their debut album Carry The Meek back in 2008, which led to Glastonbury and Electric Picnic appearances, they followed it up with 2010's White Fox. They were silent for a while, resurfacing to release their third album, Stories From The Surface, which was nominated for Best Album in the Choice Music Price 2016.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Villagers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    Villagers Press Shot (High Res)

    Villagers is set to play an intimate Vicar Street show on December 13 following his sold-out Iveagh Gardens date over summer.

    The Ivor Novello & Choice Music Prize-winner released his fourth album, The Art of Pretending To Swim last year. Watch the video for 'Summer's Song'.

    Tickets, priced €35, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Why. Gigs Winter Party: Idles DJ Set, Silverbacks, The Claque & more

    Nerve Centre

    Derry

    70417692_1112252869164007_5889921350037929984_n

    Derry's Why. Gigs holds a huge Winter Party at the Nerve Centre on December 13, headed by a DJ set from Idles.

    Also playing are Dublin post-punk five-piece Silverbacks - watch the video for their excellent 'Dunkirk' - noise-laden project of Girl Band's Alan Duggan, Postcard Versions' Paddy Ormond and Kate Brady, The Claque - check out their first single - with Donegal post-rock outfit Happy Out and Derry punk trio No Collusion.

    Tickets are available here, priced £8, or £10 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Torche

    The Palm House

    Belfast

    torche

    Sludge outfit Torche make a long-awaited return to Belfast on December 13, playing the Palm House for Shizznigh Promotions.

    The Miami outfit released their fifth album, Admission earlier in the year. Beginning as an outright sludge-metal act, they've incorporated elements of black metal, ambience, and even pop sensibility as their career progresses.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced from £15-£20. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Dinosaur Pile Up

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    ce18ef8b-20f7-4486-9037-9da9bbebf32d_1178831_EVENT_DETAIL_PAGE_16_9

    English alternative rock trio Dinosaur Pile Up return to Dublin, playing the Workman's Club on December 13, following the release of new album Celebrity Mansions. Watch the video for 'Back Foot'.

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

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Junior Brother

    INEC Gleneagle Hotel

    Co. Kerry

    54514475_2583260181747774_6593628900851449856_n

    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother, plays a hometown show at Kerry's INEC on December 13. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Tickets are available for €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Elephant & Somefinn

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

    75603412_1507428252755621_7415121578955898880_n

    Dundalk multi-instrumentalist and wonderfully talented singer-songwriter Shane Clarke aka Elephant, is set to play a hometown show at the Spirit Store on December 13.

    He released second album, 88, last year to broad acclaim, through Pizza Pizza Records, Clarke has called the album “a soundtrack to my childhood and young adult life”, and delved into dark 80s synth-pop terrain. Stream '88 here.

    Opening things is former singer & guitarist with the Flaws, and Elephant guitarist Somefinn, playing from his forthcoming debut album, tsk tsk.

    Tickets cost €10 from The Spirit Store. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Octropicus: Electric Octopus & Utropics Collaboration w/Projekt & Defcon

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

    75576470_2472130346216169_6294285567404277760_o (1)

    The Menagerie hosts a special night of jams on December 13, when guitarist Tyrell Black of globetrotting psych-funk-blues trio Electric Octopus joins Belfast-based Brazilian duo Utropics for a one-time night of improvisation.

    Electric Octopus have over a full working week of recorded output which has incredibly amassed streaming figures in the millions - check out the recent Smile album. Bass & drum duo Utropics have been performing with a long list of collaborators over the last few years, and delve through funk and sci-fi dub mantras.

    Supporting is Belfast live electronic duo Projekt, who blend vocals with analogue soundscapes and dancefloor bangers, as well as DJ Defcon.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    The Blades

    The Academy

    Dublin

    bladespic

    Dublin new wave band The Blades, having reunited in 2013 to sellout crowds, play their seventh annual Christmas show at The Academy on December 14.

    Formed at the height of punk in 1977, the trio released pair of  7" singles in the early eighties on Energy Records, and played a six week residency at the Baggott Inn with U2, regularly swapping headline slots in an attempt to make it. Their frontman and bassist Paul Cleary was named Songwriter of the Year ahead of Bono and Van Morrison, and Single of the Year for 'The Bride Wore White' back in 1982's Hot Press awards.

    Check out their new material on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available, priced from €30, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Torche

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    torche

    Sludgy outfit Torche make a long-awaited return to Dublin, playing the Grand Social on December 14.

    The Miami outfit released their fifth album, Admission earlier in the year. Beginning as an outright sludge-metal act, they've incorporated elements of black metal, ambience, and even pop sensibility as their career progresses.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketweb, priced €22. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Idles vs ASIWYFA DJs

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    idlesasiwyfa

    On December 14, Joe Talbot of Idles and And So I Watch You From Afar share DJ duties in a special seasonal Voodoo show.

    Tickets are available, priced £10, from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Dinosaur Pile Up

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    ce18ef8b-20f7-4486-9037-9da9bbebf32d_1178831_EVENT_DETAIL_PAGE_16_9

    English alternative rock trio Dinosaur Pile Up return to Belfast, playing Voodoo on December 14, following the release of new album Celebrity Mansions. Watch the video for 'Back Foot'.

    Tickets cost £15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Malaki

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

    malaki

    Young Dublin hip-hop artist Malaki, still in his teens, is set to headline the Academy 2 on December 14.

    He burst out in January with spoken word epic 'Call Us By Our Names', and has fused the Dublin everyday with social critique. This show will accompany the release of his highly-anticipated new EP.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €13. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    RRIC Presents: Wild Rocket & Creepy Future

    Bloody Mary's

    Dublin

    wildrock

    Heavy, repetitive space rock outfit Wild Rocket play their last show of the year at Bloody Mary's for Retro Revival Indie Club on December 14. Have a listen to second album Dissociation Mechanics.

    Supporting are debutants Creepy Future.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Sugar Sweet 30th Anniversary Reunion w/DJs Holmes & McCready

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    76265390_2978828928813866_5601347445222014976_n

    DJs David Holmes and Iain McCready are back for a one-off Sugar Sweet 30th anniversary reunion at Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on Saturday, December 14.

     
  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    DIY LK: PowPig & more

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

    powpig

    The wonderful PowPig have had yet another great year, including a split with Junior Brother, support slots with Girl Band and set at Electric Picnic, and they round out their year with their first Pharmacia hometown headline show in a year on December 14. Check them out live on Other Voices performing 'Rosalee'.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Fixity & Percolator

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    percolator

    Enthusiastic Eunuch bring a double-headline bill of Ireland's most exciting experimental bands to the Sound House on December 14. Dan Walsh-led Cork psych-jazz act Fixity play - listen to their most recent album, No Man Can Tell, out through Penske. Expect a mercurial, instinctive blend of drums, keys, sax & flute.

    Psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey experimental trio Percolator also play. They're one of the best live acts on the island - check out the video for single 'Freshin', and debut album Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Tickets cost €12 from Billetto and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    Mon
    16
    Dec
    2019

    Soda Blonde

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    sodablond

    Formerly Little Green Cars, alt. pop act Soda Blonde, who are set to headline Whelan's on December 15 & 16, having just announced their Terrible Hands EP. Watch the video for 'Swimming Through The Night'.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm. 

  • Mon
    16
    Dec
    2019

    Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast - Live

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

    Slacker_Thumbnail

    Radio 1 host & Omagh man Phil Taggart is set to host a live version of his Slacker podcast at Dublin's Sugar Club on December 16, accompanied by The Coronas.

    The Slacker Podcast started over a year ago, and it's since topped the podcast charts throughout UK and Ireland. Each week a different musical guest joins Phil to play through an early demo or performance. From this starting point, the podcast often digresses into discussion about music, life and all the controversies and tribulations between. 

    Admission costs €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    Button Factory

    Dublin

    lanegan

    Alt. rock shaman and Tom Waits' & Leonard Cohen's sonic bastard child Mark Lanegan plays Dublin's Button Factory on December 17.

    The journeyman was frontman of Screaming Trees, formed in 1984, releasing his first solo album, The Winding Sheet in 1990, performing alongside the likes of Isobel Anderson and QOTSA. This show accompanies the release of his 11th solo album, Somebody's Knocking. Check out recent single 'Stitch It Up',

    Tickets cost €28.50 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 7pm

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast - Live

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

    Slacker_Thumbnail

    Radio 1 host & Omagh man Phil Taggart is set to host a live version of his Slacker podcast at Belfast's Limelight 2 on December 17, featuring an appearance from singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan.

    The Slacker Podcast started over a year ago, and it's since topped the podcast charts throughout UK and Ireland. Each week a different musical guest joins Phil to play through an early demo or performance. From this starting point, the podcast often digresses into discussion about music, life and all the controversies and tribulations between. 

    Admission costs £15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    lanegan

    Alt. rock shaman and Tom Waits' & Leonard Cohen's sonic bastard child Mark Lanegan plays Belfast's Empire on December 18 as part of the Open House Festival.

    The journeyman was frontman of Screaming Trees, formed in 1984, releasing his first solo album, The Winding Sheet in 1990, performing alongside the likes of Isobel Anderson and QOTSA. This show accompanies the release of his 11th solo album, Somebody's Knocking. Check out recent single 'Stitch It Up',

    Tickets cost £26.50 from Open House.

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Maria Somerville & Linda Buckley

    Project Arts Centre

    Dublin

    mariasomer

    Experimental pop artist Maria Somerville plays Dublin's Project Arts Centre on December 18. Alongside her three-piece band, this date is part of her Irish tour in support of debut LP All My People.

    Influenced by post-punk, folk, ethereal Irish traditions, pop & drone, her idiosyncratic music draws from its environment, as well as some sense of ghostly otherness. Check her out on Bandcamp.

    Supporting is composer & sound artist Linda Buckley.

    Tickets cost €18/21 from Project Arts Centre and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

    talos

    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos headline the Roisin Dubh on December 19.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

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

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Homebeat Presents: Honk With The Bonk

    Project Arts Centre

    Dublin

    68494022_1030137200672406_6583206926484504576_n

    One of our favourite bands on the island, and easily one of the most fascinating live propositions, The Bonk, close out a year of Homebeat shows with a one-night-only night at the Project Arts Centre called 'Honk With The Bonk'.

    The band, centred around the compositions of Phil Christie, take vintage, twisted rhythm & blues of the 60s, blended with psych, jazz, and a bit of some otherness entirely. For this show they'll be performing music from Sun Ra, Basil Kirchin, Serge Gainsbourgh, Dr John and more, as well as new arrangements of original music in development. Watch the video for recent single 'May Feign'.

    Tickets are available from Project Arts Centre, priced €18/21. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    MadDog Thursday: His Father's Voice & Nerves

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    hfvworkmans

    MadDog Thursday returns on December 19 for a double bill of one of the year's most hotly-tipped breakthroughs, Limerick post-punk/indie gaze His Father's Voice and Galway garage-pop trio Nerves

    This year has seen His Father's Voice release two albums listen to debut EP Context and Perspective and its follow-up single In The Shade.

    Admission is completely free and doors open at 11pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019

    Otherkin

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

     

    otherkin

    Dublin indie-pop outfit Otherkin are calling it a day, with one final farewell Irish tour. They play Dublin's Button Factory on December 20. Watch the video for 'Tombstone'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €17.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    INEC Gleneagle Hotel

    Killarney

    talos

    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos headline the INEC Gleneagle Hote on December 21.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Button Factory

    Dublin

    57125822_2165741556873732_6734863664815276032_n

    One of the hottest bands in Ireland right now, Dundalk trip-hop, noise & electronica-influenced quintet Just Mustard are set to play their biggest headline show to date at the Button Factory on December 21.

    Last year, they released one of the Irish albums of the year in their debut LP, Wednesdayand more recently, they released 12" Frank // October.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    The Claque

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    claque

    The noise-laden, industrial dream-pop project of Girl Band's Alan Duggan, Postcard Versions' Paddy Ormond and Kate Brady, The Claque, are set to headline the Sound House on December 21. Check out their first single.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €11.80. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019

    New Pagans, Careerist & Catalan!

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    69738590_2400856233363208_5392046447573073920_n

    Alt. rock outfit New Pagans are set to headline Voodoo on December 22. Check out 'Bloody Soil'.

    Also playing are Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - check out the video for new single 'Slasher' - and danceable indie-punk outfit Catalan! - watch the video for 'OKA'.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019

    Junior Brother

    The Palm House

    Belfast

    54514475_2583260181747774_6593628900851449856_n

    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brotherreturns to Belfast for a headline show at the Palm House on December 22. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Support comes from Belfast singer-songwriters The Mad DaltonEthan Hanna and Joel Harkin.

    Tickets are available for £5 early bird, or £7 general admission from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Set Theatre

    Kilkenny

    asiwyfa

    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Kilkenny's Set Theatre in the first of a run of five Irish dates

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019

    The Dublin Legends

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-03-25 at 14.41.49

    The supergroup of Sean Cannon, Paul Watchcorn, Gerry O'Connor & Shay Kavanagh play Vicar Street on December 28.

    The Dublin Legends were born out of the untimely passing of founding member Barney McKenna & John Sheahans' decision to retire. In 2017, guitarist & founder Eamonn Campbell passed away while on tour, replaced with Irish folk stalwart Shay Kavanagh, with Sean Cannon fronting The Dubliners for over 30 years. Expect many of the standards to reel in the year at this Christmas show.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Dolan's

    Limerick

    asiwyfa

    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Limerick's Dolans on December 28 in one of five Irish dates.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Kasbah Social Club

    Belfast

    57125822_2165741556873732_6734863664815276032_n

    One of the hottest bands in Ireland right now, Dundalk trip-hop, noise & electronica-influenced quintet Just Mustard are set to play Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on December 28.

    They released one of the Irish albums of the year in their debut LP, Wednesdayand more recently, they released 12" Frank // October.

    Tickets are available from Dolans, priced €14. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

    asiwyfa

    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Cork's Cyprus Avenue on December 29 as part of a 5-date Irish tour.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Mon
    30
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

    asiwyfa

    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Galway's Roisin Dubh on December 30.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    asiwyfa

    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at across five Irish dates, culminating on New Year's Eve at Whelan's.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €27.50.

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019

    The Bonnevilles w/The Peculiar & The Scuntz

    The Errigle Inn

    Derry

    71667454_2478218675581241_5306109069717667840_o

    Whiskey-loving Lurgan thrashy garage-blues duo The Bonnevilles - play an early New Years Eve show at the Errigle on Ormeau Road. Watch the video for '10'000'.

    Supporting are The Peculiar and The Scuntz.

    Tickets cost £13.20 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019

    New Year's Eve Party: Pillow Queens

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    pillowqueens

    Dublin indie-punk quartet Pillow Queens headline The Workman's Club's New Year's Eve Party on December 31. Watch the video for 'Brothers', from their forthcoming debut album.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketweb.

  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020

    Lankum

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    lankum1

    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Dublin's Vicar Street on January 4 & 5, just a few months after their last show there, and the release of new album, The Livelong Day.

    Combining four-part harmonies with tradition instruments that include uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordian, fiddle and guitar, the group have an incredible knack for melding traditional folk with contemporary underground influences - black metal & drone, for example - to create something truly transcendental. Their sets give and take from the peoples' songbook - listen to our Irish song of 2017, the hauntingly poignant 'What Will We Do When We Have No Money?'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020

    Nine Below Zero

    Black Box

    Belfast

    8c6181c72fd5984f342eccd74d0259ce26878066285cc93d15e751b1650b709d

    One of Britain's most enduring R&B outfits, Nine Below Zero, are set to play the Black Box for Out To Lunch on January 4.

    Forty years on from their inception, they're one of the best blues bands around, with their 1980 Live At The Marquee album breaking them into their most popular era. Check out 'Three Times Enough'.

    Tickets cost £16.50 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020

    Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    holyholy

    Now into its fifth year, the Dublin Bowie Festival has announced its 2020 headline act. Holy Holy features an all-star lineup of long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti on bass, '70-'73 Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, with the band set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 11. 

    Vocals come from Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, keys/sax from Berenice Scott & Jessica Lee Morgan, while Scott Walker/Cult guitarist James Stevenson and Ian Hunter/Geldof guitarist Paul Cuddeford join them. They'll be performing Bowie's third album, The Man Who Sold The World, and Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars. As well as the former, Visconti produced some of Bowie's most acclaimed work, like the Berlin trilogy, Blackstar and Diamond Dogs - not to mention his work with some of the biggest rock artists of the 20th Century: Thin Lizzy, Iggy Pop, Morrissey & beyond.

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

  • Mon
    13
    Jan
    2020

    David Keenan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    dkeen

    Young Dundalk singer-songwriter David Keenan plays the Olympia on January 13 in what's his biggest headline performance to date.

    An artist who very much lives in the shadow the great Irish tradition, he's a performer of incredible charisma. Check him out on the Late Late Show.

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

  • Tue
    14
    Jan
    2020

    Slipknot w/Behemoth

    3Arena

    Dublin

    slipknot

    Coinciding with their lauded sixth album hitting Number 1 on UK & Irish charts, Slipknot play the 3Arena on January 14. Taken from their new album & return to form We Are Not Your Kind, watch the video for 'Birth of the Cruel'.

    Supporting are Behemoth.

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

  • Fri
    17
    Jan
    2020

    Elder Druid 'Golgotha' Album Launch w/Slomatics, Nomadic Rituals & So Much For The Sun

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    75233937_10158643202293539_7150080049062871040_n

    Belfast stoner-doom outfit Elder Druid have been consistently one of the hardest working bands in Irish metal over the last couple of years, regularly hitting the UK & Europe. They're set to launch their second album, Golgotha, with a show at Voodoo on January 17 with 3 of their finest peers.

    Supporting are sludge-doom trios Slomatics - check out their latest album, Canyons - Nomadic Rituals - listen to second album, Marking The Day - and sludgy stoner rock act So Much For The Sun - check out their debut album.

    Tickets cost £10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Lee Fields & The Expressions

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    67301032_2561778297206893_3449675207676002304_o

    ChoiceCuts bring Lee Fields & The Expressions to Dublin's Vicar Street on January 18.

    The legendary soul frontman has been around since the 60s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina, sweating it out in juke joints. Now in his sixties, his legend has grown in stature, having given the likes of Sharon Jones & Charles Bradley early career breaks. Check out his wonderfully warm soul-funk of It Rains Love.

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

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Badly Drawn Boy

    Black Box

    Belfast

    75561555_2608351325879646_4031172311645159424_n

    UK singer-songwriter & Mercury Prizewinner Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy returns to Belfast to play the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch January programme at the Black Box. This will be an intimate solo show featuring only Gough.

    It's been almost 2 decades since the release of his award-winning debut album, The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, and since then he's soundtracked About A Boy and Being Flynn, totalling seven studio albums now. Check out the video for 'Year of the Rat'.

    Tickets are available from CQAF, priced at £20. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    Petrol Girls

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

    petrolgirls

    Feminist post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls play McHugh's in the first of 3 Irish dates.

    The quartet, rooted in DIY ethos, released new album Cut & Stitch in 2019, and feature members from Austria, Lithuania & the UK. Check out recent single 'Big Mouth'.

    Tickets cost £11.25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

    felicebrosbel

    Following the May '18 release of their new album UndressThe Felice Brothers headline Belfast's Limelight 2 on January 22.

    The band take rootsy songwriting, and, informed by the political and social milieu, create a harmonious, thoughtful takes on it. Based around the writing of upstate New Yorkers Ian & James Felice, who began in 2006 with subway & sidewalk performances, they've released nine albums and backed Conor Oberst's 2017 LP, Salutations. Stream 'Poor Blind Birds'.

    Tickets cost £18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    Petrol Girls

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

    72273761_2594847727250306_2373166505614376960_n

    Feminist post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls play Whelan's on January 22 as part of their 3-date Irish tour.

    The quartet, rooted in DIY ethos, released new album Cut & Stitch in 2019, and feature members from Austria, Lithuania & the UK. Check out recent single 'Big Mouth'.

    Tickets cost €14 from WAV TicketsTicketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

    felice

    Following the May '18 release of their new album UndressThe Felice Brothers headline Whelan's on January 23.

    The band take rootsy songwriting, and, informed by the political and social milieu, create a harmonious, thoughtful takes on it. Based around the writing of upstate New Yorkers Ian & James Felice, who began in 2006 with subway & sidewalk performances, they've released nine albums and backed Conor Oberst's 2017 LP, Salutations. Stream 'Poor Blind Birds'.

    Tickets cost €23 from WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    Xylouris White

    Black Box

    Belfast

    19748411_487437744942357_3208990844749555329_n

    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, AKA Xylouris White, return to Belfast to play the Black Box on January 23 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival, courtesy of Moving On Music.

    Meeting in Melbourne back in 1990, the pair seamlessly combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling a few truths along the way. This show follows the November release of new album The Sisypheans. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

    Tickets cost £13 concession from CQAF. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020

    Tim Burgess DJ Set

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    tim burgess

    As part of the Out To Lunch Festival in association with Howl, lead singer of The Charlatans & entrepreneur behind Tim Peaks coffee, Tim Burgess is coming to belfast Belfast for an all-out, knees-up, thigh-slapping, head-spinning, body-shaking DJ set.

    Following a year journeying across Europe’s glittering cities and UK festivals including Field Day, Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Festival No.6 and of course, Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess returns with his signature mix of Indie Disco, Electro, Acid House and Britpop. Dropping anything from New Order to Factory Floor, The Clash to De La Soul, with a rare cut here and a re-rub there, Tim works the dancefloor with the deft touch of a master.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from Ticketsolve. Things kick off at 10pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    The Teskey Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    teskey

    Australian blues rockers The Teskey Brothers play Whelan's on January 25. 

    Crafting their own take on the blues & soul of Motown with a Foals-esque sheen, they've recently released debut album Half Mile Harvest, which was self-recorded & produced. Watch the video for 'So Caught Up'.

    Tickets cost €17.50 from WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Jane Weaver w/Documenta

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    73399907_1293254640873810_6590923007030460416_n

    Electronic kraut-pop artist Jane Weaver headlines Ulster Sports Club on January 25 as part of the Out to Lunch Festival.

    The English singer-songwriter, producer & label-runner is currently touring Loops In The Secret Society, which reimagines and combines elements of previous albums The Silver Globe Modern Kosmology.

    Psych outfit Documenta support - check out their recent Lady With The Ring, alongside Dr Crippens and Friends DJ set.

    Tickets cost £14 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Cassetteboy VJ Show

    The Black Box

    Belfast

    cassetteboy

    Cassetteboy are a duo from Chelmsford, Essex. They re-edit footage of TV shows to make celebrities talk about sex and drugs, and are rather successful at it. They’ve released five albums including The Parker Tapes, which was widely acclaimed. They play the Black Box as part of the Out To Lunch festival on January 25.

    Their smash hit The Bloody Apprentice, in which Alan Sugar talks about sh*tting frying pans, has been watched five and a half million times. They have also tackled David Cameron, Downton AbbeyHarry Potter, and The Only Way is Essex.

    Tickets cost £12 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020

    James Yorkston

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-10-14 at 13.22.54

    Scottish folk musician, and one third of Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, James Yorkston plays the Workman's Club on January 27.

    Having released new album The Route To The Harmonium, his first in five yearsmarking a period of huge creative prolificacy - two albums with Yorkston/Thorne/Khan and his debut novel came out in the interim. Recorded almost entirely by Yorkston in his loft studio in small Scottish fishing village Cellardyke, watch the video for 'Shallow'.

    Tickets are priced €19.80 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    SM-RH-A3-for-site

    Poet, artist & musician Robyn Hitchcock plays for Selective Memory at Whelan's on January 28.

    Since founding art rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, he's recorded over 20 albums, starred in Storefront Hitchcock by Jonathan Demme, with his later solo material blending folk & psychedelia. He also writes short stories, paints and draws cartoon strips. Check him out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €15 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    Amigo The Devil

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 13.07.42

    Murder-balladeer Amigo The Devil is set to play the Sound House on January 29. A member of the indie horror rock scene, with elements of alt. Americana, folk and punk, watch the video for 'Cocaine and Abel'.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    The Wildhearts, Backyard Babies & CKY

    The Limelight

    Belfast

    69819311_2451039731631411_3785941614757675008_n

    A hard rock trifecta takes place at the Limelight on January 29, headlined by The Wildhearts. They've just released mini-album Diagnosis, following their first LP in a decade with the original lineup - check out 'Dislocated'.

    Sharing the bill on the UK tour are Swedish sleaze rock outfit Backyard Babies - they've recently released new album Silver and Gold - and Philly riff-rockers CKY.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020

    Daughter of Swords

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    daughterofswords

    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Daughter of Swords plays the Grand Social on January 30. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig started writing solo LP, Dawnbreaker in 2017 as she regrouped her other harmony-driven act Mountain Man. Watch the video for 'Shining Woman'. 

    Tickets cost €12.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Odd Morris

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    oddmorris

    Hyped act Odd Morris play upstairs at Whelan's on January 31.

    Tickets cost €12 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Dan Deacon

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    dandeacon

    American singer, composer & electronic music iconoclast Dan Deacon plays Dublin's Grand Social on January 31.

    An artist with the uncanny ability to morph pop and madcap electronica, he's scored for Francis Ford Coppola, his live shows encourage a major audience interaction, and this won't be one to miss. His new album, Mystic Familiar comes out the same day - check out 'Sat By A Tree'.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Isobel Campbell

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

    isobelcamp

    Scottish songstress Isobel Campbell plays Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on February 1. The Glasgow-born former Belle & Sebastian singer-songwriter & cellist has just released new album There Is No Other14 years on from her last solo album outright - not including her work with Mark Lanegan. Check out the video for 'Ant Life'.

    Tickets are priced €22 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Sturgill Simpson

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    Sturgill Simpson - Credit Semi Song

    One of his generation's most gifted alt. country songwriters, Sturgill Simpson, who has earned crossover acclaim for his 2016 masterpiece, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, returns to Vicar Street for a show on February 1 in support of new album Sound & Fury. His music has moved more into electonic rock territory, while holding onto his roots.

    A Sailor's Guide... earned a Best Country Album Grammy, as well as a nomination for Best Album, and his latest LP has an accompanying Netflix anime film, directed by Jumpei Mizusaki. Check the video for 'Sing Along'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Elkae

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    elkae

    Fast-rising electronic soul-pop artist Laura Keane, aka Elkae, plays upstairs at Whelan's on February 1. Check out the video for 'Sold'.

    Tickets cost €12 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020
    Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020

    Quarter Block Party 2020

    Various Venues

    Cork

    qbp

    Quarter Block Party has announced the first wave of artists for its sixth edition, which will take over venues across Cork city from Thursday 6-Sunday 9 February.

    Shows are as follows: 

    Friday 7th February, 8.30pm
    The Bonk & Soft Focus
    Kino, Washington Street


    Saturday 8th February, 4.00pm
    Lemoncello & Maija Sofia
    Coughlans, Douglas Street

    Saturday 8th February, 9.00pm
    God Alone, Melts & Pretty Happy
    Spailpín Fánach, South Main Street 

    Saturday 8th February, 8.30pm
    Post Punk Podge & Jar Jar Jr. + more TBA
    Kino, Washington Street

    Sunday 9th February, 4.00pm
    Aoife Nessa Frances & Elaine Howley 
    Coughlans, Douglas Street

    Shows are individually priced, with options for a Bundle Pass for 3 shows priced at €25.  Tickets are available from uTicket.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    (Sandy) Alex G

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    Sandy-Alex-G-PC-Tonje-Thilesen-Gretel-300DPI

    U.S. indie rock hero (Sandy) Alex G will play Dublin's Button Factory on February 8.

    This date follows the release of the singer, songwriter and musician's ninth album, House of Sugar, via Domino. Watch the video for 'Hope'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Algiers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    unnamed (16)

    Socially active post-punk/gospel quartet Algiers return to Dublin, playing Whelan's on February 8.

    Oft-described as dystopian soul, their recent input has been instilled with the principles of the Black Panther movement, challenging systematic oppression with recent collaborative audiovisual piece Can the Sub_Bass Speak? as part of web installation There Is No Year.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Polyphia

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    polyphia

    Virtuosic instrumental trap outfit Polyphia play the Grand Social on February 8 in one of two Irish dates following the release of new album New Levels New Devils. Watch the video for 'G.O.A.T.'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020

    Polyphia

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    polyphia

    Virtuosic instrumental trap outfit Polyphia play the Empire on February 9 in the latter of two Irish dates following the release of new album New Levels New Devils. Watch the video for 'G.O.A.T.'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £16. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020
    Tue
    11
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    bbc

    It's over half a decade since their Mercury-nominated last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, playing a short of Irish shows, kicking off with two shows on February 10 & 11 at Vicar Street - the latter added due to demand.

    Recorded with John Congleton, the date follows the January release of their fifth album. Watch the video for 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)'.

    Tickets cost €34.15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020

    Tenacious D

    3Arena

    Dublin

    73155445_10157910844194548_3455368534719201280_o

    Kyle Gass & Jack Black's comedy rock duo Tenacious D headline the 3Arena on February 10 as part of their Post-Apocalypto tour for their animated film & album - released in 2018 with the film completely hand-drawn by Black.

    Supporting are Wynchester.

    Tickets cost €49.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

    bbc

    It's over half a decade since their Mercury-nominated last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, playing a pair of Irish shows, with the latter at the Ulster Hall on February 12.

    Recorded with John Congleton, the date follows the January release of their fifth album. Watch the video for 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)'.

    Tickets cost £31.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Explosions In The Sky

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    eits

    Texan post-rock quartet Explosions In The Sky play Vicar Street on February 13 as they tour in celebration of their twentieth anniversary.

    Formed in the Austin scene in 1999, the band were the product of an independent scene that included the likes of Lift To Experience, getting signed after their Austin-based friends The American Analog Set submitted a demo to Temporary Residence Limited. The often-triple guitar & drum crescendo masters haven't released any official studio albums since 2011, but have soundtracked a number of films in that time. They're a borderline-transcendental live show at their peak, so be sure to check them out if you can.

    Tickets cost €36.15 and are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    supergrass

    Supergrass are set to play two Irish dates as part of their forthcoming reunion tour. The Gaz Coombes-fronted Britpop legends will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on February 14.

    Band member Danny Goffey said, “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.” This comes off the back of the release of their 1994-2008 career-spanning Greatest Hits. 

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

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Black Midi

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    blackmidi

    The UK's most hyped guitar band, Black Midi, play their debut Dublin date at The Button Factory on February 14. The mathy, krauty, genre-hopping London-based quartet released their debut album Schlagenheim to a Mercury Nomination. 

    Tickets are priced €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Fionn Regan

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    fionnregan

    Having just released sixth album, Cala, Bray-based songwriter Fionn Regan headlines Whelan's on February 14. The Mercury, Choice & Meteor Award-nominee, was recently made an honorary member of the Trinity College Literary Society. Check him out live in session.

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

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    Black Midi w/Ill Japonia

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    71497849_2917095094974297_3243224998864748544_n

    The UK's most hyped guitar band, Black Midi, play the Ulster Sports Club on February 15. The mathy, krauty, genre-hopping London-based quartet released their debut album Schlagenheim to a Mercury Nomination. 

    Supporting is Bo Ningen bassist/frontwoman Taigen Kawabe, aka Ill Japonia.

    Tickets are priced £13 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    The HU

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

    thehu

    Mongolian metal outfit The HU play the Limelight 1 on February 15 following the release of their acclaimed debut album The Gereg.

    A unique blend of heavy rock & metal with Mongolian throat singing, they've exploded online - check out 'The Great Chinggis Khaan'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £17.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020

    The Hu

    The Academy

    Dublin

    thehu2

    Mongolian metal outfit The Hu play the Academy on February 16 following the release of their acclaimed debut album The Gereg.

    A unique blend of heavy rock & metal with Mongolian throat singing, they've exploded online - check out 'The Great Chinggis Khaan'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020

    Kindness

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    kindness

    Electronic indie artist Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness plays a live show at Whelan's on February 16. Equally capable of performing as a DJ or with a live band, he's also an accomplished video director for the likes of Grizzly Bear & William Onyeabor. Most recently, Kindness released third studio album Something Like A War.

    Tickets are available from Ticketbooth, priced €20.

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

    supergrass

    Supergrass are set to play two Irish dates as part of their forthcoming reunion tour. The Gaz Coombes-fronted Britpop legends will play Belfast's Ulster Hall on February 17.

    Band member Danny Goffey said, “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.” This comes off the back of the release of their 1994-2008 career-spanning Greatest Hits. 

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

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020

    HMLTD

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    hmltd

    London art-pop outfit HMLTD play Dublin's Sound House on February 18, following the release of their album West of Eden. Watch the video for 'The West Is Dead'.

    Tickets are priced €18, available from Ticketmaster.Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    Richard Dawson

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

    richarddaw

    The most singular modern English songwriter, the absolutely incredible Richard Dawson plays his biggest Belfast show yet at the Empire on February 20 with his band for Moving On Music.

    Richard Dawson has been described by The Guardian as the 'English folk equivalent of Captain Beefheart's deconstruction of the blues'. No small feat for the rootsy, imperfect, heartfelt - without ever breaking into cliché - singer-songwriter, who has gained some impressive, reputable fans in the last few years, including the likes of Stewart Lee. Check out this incredible session performance of 'Wooden Bag'. His latest album, 2020, is his most acclaimed yet, unafraid to throw pop sensibility and modern day kitchen sink commentary into the heteroglot cauldron of influences. Watch the video for 'Jogging'.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2020

    Richard Dawson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    richarddaw

    The most singular modern English songwriter, the absolutely incredible Richard Dawson performs for Enthusiastic Eunuch at Whelan's on February 21 with his band.

    Richard Dawson has been described by The Guardian as the 'English folk equivalent of Captain Beefheart's deconstruction of the blues'. No small feat for the rootsy, imperfect, heartfelt - without ever breaking into cliché - singer-songwriter, who has gained some impressive, reputable fans in the last few years, including the likes of Stewart Lee. Check out this incredible session performance of 'Wooden Bag'. His latest album, 2020, is his most acclaimed yet, unafraid to throw pop sensibility and modern day kitchen sink commentary into the heteroglot cauldron of influences. Watch the video for 'Jogging'.

    Tickets cost €18.95 from Whelans. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020

    The Growlers

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    growlers

    Having been together for almost 15 years, garage rock outfit The Growlers play Dublin's Button Factory on February 25. They've moved from psychedelic tinges through to more recent forays in new wave funk on latest LP Natural Affair

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2020

    Franc Moody

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

    francmoody

    Hefty on the sweaty basement bassline, funk-pop quintet Franc Moody return to Dublin, playing the Button Factory on February 26.

    The London outfit has amassed quite the following over the few years, with singles like 'Dopamine' making cool the grooves of Jamiroquai in 2019.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €20.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Damien Jurado

    The Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

    Damien-Jurado-1170x650

    Master songwriter Damien Jurado gives a solo performance at the Liberty Hall Theatre on February 28.

    He debuted back on Sub Pop in the mid-90's with his Motorbike and Trampoline albums, and has maintained a shockingly consistent run of records exploring the esoteric and mundane. His latest album, In the Shape of a Storm is easily his sparsest yet. Recorded over two hours on one afternoon, it features Jurado's voice & acoustic guitar, with occasional accompaniment with some Nashville guitar peppered in. Check out his recent Paste session.

    Tickets are available, priced at €25, from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Clannad - Farewell Tour

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

    clannad

    In their 50th Anniversary year, 15 million-plus selling folk & traditional Irish act Clannad are bowing out with a run of Irish shows, including a performance at the Waterfront Hall on February 29.

    Tickets are priced from £40, available from the Waterfront.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Blossoms

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

    Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 10.23.50

    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play Cyprus Avenue on February 29, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Dave Robinson: The Stiff Records Story

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

    stillrecsstory

    The teenage photographer who would go on to open the first Beat Club in Ireland, and create Stiff Records, Dave Robinson holds a night of conversation at the Liberty Hall Theatre on February 29.

    He managed bands, opened a studio above the legendary Hope & Anchor pub, and signed the likes of The Damned, Motorhead, elvis Costello & more. He was president of Island Records, compiled Bob Marley's Legend, represented Rich Rubin with Def Jam Records and the list goes on.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Sleater-Kinney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    62542897_2380921875309560_5891486251436998656_n

    Five years on from their last Irish show and album, Sleater-Kinney are back with their St. Vincent-produced ninth studio album, The Centre Won’t Hold.

    Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss will stop off at Vicar Street on March 1st - watch the video for recent single 'Hurry On Home'.

    Tickets cost €33.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    Dolan's

    Limerick

    Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 10.23.50

    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the Dolan's, Limerick on March 1, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

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

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Hot 8 Brass Band

    The Academy

    Dublin

    hot8brass

    New Orleans Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band play Dublin's Academy on March 1.

    Their old-school street brass approach has seen them shoot to huge international success with covers of classics - check out 'Ghost Town'.

    Tickets cost €23 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Editors

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    editors

    Editors celebrate the release of their greatest hits collection with a show at Vicar Street on March 2. 

    The album will include 13 hits from across their 15 year career and 6 studio albums, as well as some new material. Check out the video for one of those new singles, 'Frankenstein'.

    Tickets are priced €37 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Clannad - Farewell Tour

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

    clannad

    In their 50th Anniversary year, 15 million-plus selling folk & traditional Irish act Clannad are bowing out with a run of Irish shows, including a performance Cork Opera House on March 2.

    Tickets are priced from €49.20, available from the Cork Opera House.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The 1975

    3Arena

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2019-09-13 at 14.27.58

    Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 return to the 3Arena on March 3 following the release of their fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release ofthird album, they've grown to become possibly the UK's biggest band - check out the video for 'People'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €46.20.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The Aristocrats

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    70923170_2487676571301060_1922555291585478656_n

    Rock/fusion outfit The Aristocrats are set to play the Button Factory on March 3 as part of their European Tour.

    Featuring the virtuosic trio of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann, they've released several acclaimed albums blending jazz, rock, pop, metal, and at times country, in a playful, yet seriously accomplished brew. Check them out live.

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

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

    awingedvictory

    Alongside the release of their new album, titled The Undivided FiveA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the band play Dublin's National Concert Hall on March 3. It's the duo's first album in three years - stream their new double A-side here. Expect an ethereal, deeply immersive performance.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, priced €27.50.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    The Limelight

    Belfast

    Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 10.23.50

    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play Belfast's Limelight on March 3, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £20. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    JPEGMAFIA

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

    jpegmaf

    LA rapper JPEGMAFIA is set to play the Academy Green Room on March 3. His 2018 album Veteran was a huge critical hit, with All My Heroes Are Cornballs following it up with greater acclaim still for the artist, who's still just 30, has a journalism degree and spent time with the US military at 18. Check out new single 'Free The Frail (feat. Helena Deland)'.

    Tickets cost €17.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    The Bay Strikes Back: Testament, Exodus & Death Angel

    National Stadium

    Dublin

    67904327_2372343096167742_2446600482051850240_n

    DME Promotions bring an incredible incredible West Coast thrash package to Dublin's National Stadium on March 4. Berkeley's Testament headline, having formed back in 1983. Selling over 14 million albums worldwide, they're one of the biggest bands of the thrash era, yet somehow overlooked by many who don't look beyond the 'Big Four'. 

    Supporting are Richmond's Exodus, who formed in 1979, releasing one of thrash metal's seminal albums in 1985 debut Bonded By BloodOpening are Death Angel from Daly City, California, who ran from 1982, and are regarded as part of thrash metal's 'Big Eight' - as are the rest of this stacked bill.

    Tickets are priced €45 from Ticketmaster & the Sound Cellar.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    First Church, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

    wingedvic

    Alongside the release of their new album, titled The Undivided FiveA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the band have announced an all-ages show at Rosemary Street's wonderfully intimate First Chirch on March 4. It's the duo's first in three years - stream their new double A-side here. Expect an ethereal, deeply immersive performance.

    Tickets are available from TicketWeb, priced £22.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020
    Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020

    RTÉ Concert Orchestra Perform Leonard Cohen

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

    RTE_CO_LeonardCohen_Admat

    The world-class ensemble that makes up the Rté Concert Orchestra, following a well-received All Together Now performance, bring the songs of Leonard Cohen to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 4 & 5. Special guests will be Lisa HanniganMick FlannerySuzanne Savage, and Phelim Drew.

    Tickets are priced from €59.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 10.23.50

    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the the Olympia Theatre on March 4, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Jon Hopkins

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

    hopkins

    As part of his Polarity tour of 2020, Jon Hopkins will return to Ireland to play the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 6.

    Following on from his Singularity tour, shaped by his experiences with meditative and trance-like states, this tour will tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music. By going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” He'll be playing grand piano at points, and joined onstage by a group of musicians & long-time friends, including producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams, vocalist/arranger Emma Smith, and cellist Laura Moody.

    Tickets are priced €40 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Toygirl

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    toygirl

    Dublin synth-pop outfit Toygirl play Dublin's Sound House on March 6. Check them out live.

    Tickets cost €11.80 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.3opm.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    YBN Cordae

    The Academy

    Dublin

    corbae

    Young hip-hop artist YBN Cordae headlines the Academy on March 7. The hotly-tipped rapper recently performed on the Tonight Show with Anderson Paak - check it out.

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's a 14+ show.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    George

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    georgia

    Percussive, spiky electronic pop artist Georgia plays the Sound House on March 7. This follows the release of new LP Seeking Thrills - watch the video for 'Never Let You Go'.

    Tickets cost €13.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020

    The Regrettes

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

    regrettes

    LA indie-pop trio The Regrettes play The Academy 2 on March 12 in a 14+ show. Check out recent single 'I Dare You'.

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    The Stunning

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    thestunning

    It's thirty years since Galway's The Stunning released their debut album, Paradise In The Picture Housewhich was the first Irish debut LP to go straight to Number 1, where it remained for five weeks. Formed in 1987, the band became a household name in Ireland, before splitting in 1994 for a decade. Have a listen to 'An Empty Feeling'.

    Tickets cost €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Nada Surf

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    nadasurf]

    New York alternative rock band Nada Surf play the Button Factory on March 14.

    Having formed in 1992, they're best known for 'Popular', from their 1996 debut album, and they've recently been celebrating the 20th anniversary of North 6th Street, a long-unavailable collection of early demos from their initial formation. They're currently working on their ninth studio album.

    Tickets, available from Ticketmaster, are available from €25. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

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

    The Hub

    Kilkenny

    irvine

    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, starting at The Hub, for Kilkenny TradFest on March 14.

    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.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020

    Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

    martin-9

    One of the world's most celebrated fiddle players & highly influential Irish musician Martin Hayes brings the first outing of his Common Ground Ensemble to the National Concert Hall for their Perspectives series on March 14 & 15.

    Rooted in traditional Irish music, they draw in musicians cut from various cloths - improvisors, arrangers, jazz, avant-garde & contemporary classical. “Even though there’ll be plenty of space for people to develop their own parts, the larger picture will be driven by my vision for the music. We’ll be seeing what the tune wants to say and seeing how the band can support that. With years of performing I have a sense of what brings me the deepest joy and what gets to the heart of the music” says Hayes, who founded The Gloaming, and has worked with Bill Frisell, Yo-Yo Ma & Paul Simon.

    As well as Hayes, the lineup features Cormac McCarthy on piano, Kate Ellis on cello, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Brian Donnellan on bouzouki, harmonium & concertina, with special guests David Power on uileann pipes & Síle Denver as sean-nós singer & harpist.

    Tickets, priced from €27.50, are available from NCH.ie. Things begin at 8pm.

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020

    Wolf Parade

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    wolfparade

    Canadian indie rock trio Wolf Parade play the Button Factory on March 15, having just released their first music in three years - watch the video for 'Against The Day'.

    Tickets are available, priced €23, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020

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

    Royal Theatre

    Castlebar

    irvine

    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 the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in Co. Mayo.

    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.

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2020

    Horslips

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    horslips

    Johnny & Ray Fean, Jim Lockhart & Barry Devlin are Horslips, Ireland's quintessential celtic rock band. They play their first Dublin show in a few years at the Olympia, aptly enough on St. Patrick's Day.

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

    0_Screen-Shot-2019-09-13-at-092622

    Following the November release of their first album in 13 years, WhoThe Who headline the 3Arena on March 18. 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
    18
    Mar
    2020

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

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    irvine

    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 March 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.

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

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

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

    irvine

    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, finishing up at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on March 19.

    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 £38 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

    King Krule

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    EJvphnAWsAYJnbI

    King Krule will play the Olympia Theatre on March 19. Taking place as part of his 2020 Northern American and EU tour, the English artist and multi-instrumentalist, born Archy Ivan Marshall, has just released new single/short film ‘Hey World!’.

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

     

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    71649685_2976240482393091_4535071854930427904_n

    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on March 20.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    lostbros

    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play their biggest headline show to date at Vicar Street on March 21.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

    Tickets cost €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    William Duvall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    williamduvall

    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William Duvall headlines Whelan's on March 25. His solo material thus far entirely accoustic, there's an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel - check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    Princess Nokia

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    princessnokia

    Fast-rising hip-hop star Princess Nokia plays Vicar Street on March 25. The New York-born, Puerto Rican MC/singer/songwriter/actress & activist has been earning global praise, being featured in everything from Vogue to Rolling Stone. Watch the video for 'Balenciaga'.

    Tickets are priced €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2020

    Jay Som

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    jamsom

    Dream-pop singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som is set to play the Workman's Club on March 26, following a rescheduled November date..

    The DIY bedroom pop artist & multi-instrumentalist released her debut album Everybody Works in 2017, with its follow-up out in August, Anak Ko. Check out the nostalgic wash of recent single 'Superbike'.

    Tickets are available priced only €16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Laurie Anderson

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

    60660937_10156984893225907_5102665368078385152_n

    National Concert Hall's Perspectives is a now-unmissable staple for Dublin music heads, and this year's programme is no different. Laurie Anderson will be presenting two special works over Saturday March 28 & Sunday March 29 at the venue.

    The former is Radio Play, a mix of songs, stories, sound effects and electronics that combines the power of poetic language, music and visualization. Like radio, this piece is about using the imagination and interpreting the meaning of ambiguous sounds. Anderson will be joined by an ensemble of musicians headed by bassist and music director Greg Cohen.

    The latter show, Here Comes the Ocean, is an evening of improvisation against the backdrop of the drones, a guitar feedback work by Lou Reed performed by his collaborator Stewart Hurwood. Both loud and intimate, the music includes songs by Reed and Anderson as well as improvisation by an ensemble led by bassist and music director Greg Cohen. 

    Tickets, priced from €27.50-€37.50, are available from NCH.ie. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Elbow

    3Arena

    Dublin

    elbow

    The Guy Garvey-fronted Elbow are set to play the 3Arena on March 28 as part of the tour for their latest album, Giants of All Sizes, which came out in October. Check out the video for 'Empires'.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Scarypoolparty

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    scarypool

    Dark pop artist Scarypoolparty headlines Whelan's on March 28 following the release of debut album Exit Form. Watch the video for 'Tonight'. 

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Blade Runner Live

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

    65920120_2495261350513809_2219444515079454720_n

    Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner is set to be scored by the 14-piece, synth-led Avex Ensemble at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 29.

    They'll perform one of the all-time great original scores, composed by Vangelis for the 1982 release, live to Scott's 2007 Final Cut of the film. The soundtrack was nominated at the 1983 BAFTAs & Golden Globes for Best Original Score, and its influence has run more broadly into the electronic genre.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Agnes Obel

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    agnesobel

    Singer-songwriter Agnes Obel plays Vicar Street on March 29, accompanying her latest album. Expect music from her award-winning & platinum-selling PhilharmonicsAventine and Citizen of Glass. Check her out live in Berlin.

    Tickets cost €32 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Elbow

    The Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

    elbow

    The Guy Garvey-fronted Elbow are set to play Belfast's Waterfront Hall on March 29 as part of the tour for their latest album, Giants of All Sizes, which came out in October. Check out the video for 'Empires'.

    Tickets are available from The Waterfront.

  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2020

    Night Cafe w/Dreamers & Roman Lewis

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

    nightcafe

    Liverpool quartet The Night Cafe play the Academy 2 on March 30 following a sickess-related rescheduling. August saw the release of debut album 0151, following a string of singles & the Bunkbed EP.

    Tickets cost €13 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020

    Night Cafe

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    nightcafe

    Liverpool quartet The Night Cafe play Belfast's Voodoo on March 31. This August saw the release of debut album 0151, following a string of singles & the Bunkbed EP.

    Tickets cost £11.25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

    Snoop Dogg w/Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice & D12

    3Arena

    Dublin

    snoop

    The one and only Snoop Dogg plays Dublin's 3Arena on April 9 as part of his I Wanna Thank Me Tour, with appearances from D12Warren G and Obie Trice, amongst others.

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

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    Snoop Dogg

    The SSE Arena

    Belfast

    snoop

    The one and only Snoop Dogg plays the SSE Arena on April 10, just ten days before his spiritual birthday. This comes as part of his I Wanna Thank Me Tour, with appearances from D12Warren G and Obie Trice, amongst others.

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

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    Confidence Man

    Button Factory

    Dublin

    confidence man

    Australian dance-pop act Confidence Man play the Button Factory on April 25.

    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.

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    The Lone Bellow

    Whelan's

    Dublin

    lonebellow

    Earthy, harmony-driven trio The Lone Bellow come to Dublin to play Whelan's on May 1, following the release of Half Moon Light. Check out 'Count On Me', the first track taken from the Brooklyn-based Americana/alt. country act's new LP.

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

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Lanterns On The Lake

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

    lanterns

    Newcastle Upon Tyne indie band Lanterns On The Lake are set to play Lost Lane on May 2, following the release of their fourth album. Titled Spook The Herd, it tackles the manipulative tactics of ideologues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €15. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Leif Vollebekk

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    leifvolle

    Atmospheric singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk plays the Sound House on May 2. Check Leif out live for Paste Magazine.

    Tickets are available for €13 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    Bon Iver

    3Arena

    Dublin

    boniver-770x470 640

    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 Sunday, May 3. Support on the night comes from Big Red Machine, Vernon’s side-project with the National’s Aaron Dessner.

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

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2020

    Fat Freddy's Drop

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    fatfredsdrop

    As part of the tour for their latest album, New Zealand seven piece Fat Freddy's Drop play Vicar Street on May 4th - rescheduled from their November date.

    Blending funk, soul, dub, jazz, r&b, they kicked off as a jam band in the late 90s. They've toured the world, hitting Europe regularly since 2002, with a strong emphasis on live performance. Check them out

    Tickets are priced €36.50 from Ticketmaster, and all tickets remain valid.

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2020

    The Handsome Family

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

    handsomefamily

    Brett and Rennie Sparks, aka The Handsome Family, are set to play the Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin on May 6.

    They've been covered and an inspiration to a huge range of artists, including Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and even Christy Moore. This year, they reissue their 1994 & 96 albums Odessa & Milk and Scissors. Check out early classic, 'Arlene'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

    cave

    Following the release of his hugely acclaimed GhosteenNick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to Dublin, playing the 3Arena on May 8 & 9 - with the latter added due to demand.

    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.

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Bambara

    The Sound House

    Dublin

    bambara

    Recalling the dark alternative rock of Afghan Whigs and their ilk, Bambara headline the Sound House on May 9. Making fans of like Daughters, Idles, Steve Lamacq, their gothic-tinged work is well worth checking out - watch the video for 'Serafina'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020

    Flook

    Black Box

    Belfast

    flook

    BBC & RTÉ Folk Award nominees Flook have been around for 25 years, and are set to perform at the Black Box on May 17 for Moving On Music.

    Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. The band will perform music from new album Ancora, which came out in 2019 after a 14 year recording hiatus. Check out 'Wrong Foot Forward'.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £15. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Steve Ignorant: Crass Songs 1977-1984

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

    steveignorant

    Co-founder of anarcho-punk band Crass, Steve Ignorant goes on tour to perform Crass classics from 1977-84, as well as his solo material. He plays with his band on May 22 at the Button Factory.

    The entire Crass catalogue has recently been remastered & reissued, revitalising a worldview that's still very much relevant. Expect visuals and samples - check out Stations of the Crass.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Wesley Centenary Church

    Bangor

    Mark-Kozelek

    Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon plays Bangor’s Wesley Centenary Church on Friday, May 22 in the first of two Irish dates.

    The Californian artist, who is also a founding member of Red House Painters, will play a fully-seated show. Expect a typically 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 £30, here.

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Steve Ignorant: Crass Songs 1977-1984

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

    steveignorant

    Co-founder of anarcho-punk band Crass, Steve Ignorant goes on tour to perform Crass classics from 1977-84, as well as his solo material. He plays the Limelight 2 on May 23.

    The entire Crass catalogue has recently been remastered & reissued, revitalising a worldview that's still very much relevant. Expect visuals and samples - check out Stations of the Crass.

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

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

    Mark-Kozelek

    Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon plays Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on Saturday, May 23.

    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.

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2020

    Tindersticks

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

    tindersticks

    Following the release of new album No Treasure But Hope, Nottingham alternative rockers Tindersticks are set to play the National Concert Hall on May 24.

    The famously eclectic act are known for their orchestral backing, lounge jazz and soul influence, with No Treasure But Hope being their twelfth album to date. Watch the video for new single 'The Amputees'.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
    Wed
    27
    May
    2020

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

    huunhuurtu

    Tuva - a republic situated on the Mongolian-Russian border - group Huun-Huur-Tu play The Sugar Club on May 26 & 27, following a pair of hypnotic sold-out shows in 2019.

    They're characterised by their multi-tonal throat singing, sometimes accompanied by native Tuvan instruments like the igil khomus (jaw harp), doshpuluur & dünggür (shaman drum), which has led to collaborations with Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa, Kronos Quartet and many more. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club and Ticketmaster, priced €21. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2020

    JC Stewart

    The Academy

    Dublin

    jcstew

    Young Northern Irish pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays his biggest Irish show to date at the Academy on May 27. Check out latest single 'Bones'.

    Tickets cost €18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    JC Stewart

    The Limelight

    Belfast

    jcstew

    Young Northern Irish pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays his biggest Irish show to date at The Limelight on May 28. Check out latest single 'Bones'.

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

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020
    Sun
    31
    May
    2020

    Forbidden Fruit 2020

    The Royal Hospital, Kilminham

    Dublin

    forbiddenfruit

    Now in its tenth anniversary, Forbidden Fruit festival returns to Kilmainham Royal Hospital grounds on the weekend on May 30 & 31. First announcements are UnderworldLoyle CarnerFatima Yamaha (Live) and park hye jin.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced upwards of €110.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

    Damon Albarn - The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

    19-05-31-Damon-Albarn

    Blur, Gorillaz & The Good, The Bad and the Queen founder Damon Albarn is set to bring a new conceptual show to Dublin's National Concert Hall on May 31.

    These days, he spends as much time as possible in Iceland, his spiritual home from home where he gains respite and inspiration from the landscape and its surroundings. With this fascination in mind he will perform this new piece with an ensemble and specially commissioned visuals. What can be more fascinating than the signs of the passage of time and the fragility of nature.

    Tickets are priced from €55-€65, available from NCH. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

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

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    birdonwire

    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 May 31.

    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.

  • Wed
    03
    Jun
    2020

    Drive By Truckers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    driveby

    Alt. country rockers Drive-By Truckers return to Vicar Street on June 3.

    Based out of Athens, Georgia, home of fellow groundbreaking weirdos R.E.M. and Neutral Milk Hotel, they've been kicking around for two decades now, making music in the vein of Uncle Tupelo and Neil Young & Crazy Horse Ragged Glory-era gritty country, with singers/songwriters/guitarists Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood being the progressive social commentators of a different kind of Southerner. Their new album, The Unravelling picks where where their phenomenal last album, American Band, left off. Their most overtly political and rawly emotional, it came out around the last US election, with this looking back on the US' societal breakdown. Check out 'Armageddon's Back In Town'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30.

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Yes

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    Screenshot 2019-10-29 at 11.44.40

    One of prog's all time greats, Yes, bring their album series to Vicar Street, where they'll perform 1974's Relayer in its entirety.

    The current lineup will feature drummer Alan White & Steve Howe from the Relayer lineup, accompanied by Geoff Downes on keys, Jon Davison on vocals & bassist Billy Sherwood. Yes have sold over 50 million records, with their 70s album streak one of the great fecund stretches of classic rock.

    Tickets cost €55 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020

    Iron Maiden

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

    Iron Maiden Lineup 640

    Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden are set for a Belfast return.

    Having last played the city in August 2018 as part of their Legacy of the Beast tour, the Bruce Dickinson-fronted band will play Belfast’s Ormeau Park as part of Belsonic on Monday, June 15th.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    21
    Jun
    2020

    An Evening With Randy Newman

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

    randyn

    Pianist and masterful singer-songwriter Randy Newman returns to Dublin to play Vicar Street on June 20 & 21, with the latter added due to demand.

    Debuting back in 1968 with his eponymous debut album, he's become a master of wry, self-deprecating and socially astute storytelling in pop music's confines, earning a universal respect over the years. Commercially, he's known for his Grammy-winning work on Toy Story & A Bug's Life, among others, but look to Sail Away and Good Old Boys. Watch him perform 'Political Science' from the Old Grey Whistle Test, and his sensational NPR Tiny Desk concert from 2018.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €81. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020

    Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

    69937460_1717271658417007_7040707130617233408_n

    Green DayFall Out Boy and Weezer are set to team up for a show in Dublin as part of their global Hella Mega stadium tour. The three bands will play RDS Arena on June 29th.

    Tickets cost €79.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020

    Chemical Brothers

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

    chembros

    Iconic English electronic duo The Chemical Brothers play Cork's Irish Independent Park on June 30.

    Stephan Bodzin & James Holroyd formed the band in Manchester 1989, and have redefined live electronic music over two decades. Their psychedelic live show has taken on a life of its own, as 2012 film Don't Think captured. Their most recent album, Born In The Echoes was their sixth consecutive number 1. Check out their 2019 Essential Mix.

    Tickets cost €49.90 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 5pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2020

    Fontaines D.C.

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

    fontaines

    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been folk-punks Fontaines D.C., and they've announced their biggest show to date at Iveagh Gardens on July 4.

    Their debut album Dogrel was Mercury-nominated, they've toured endlessly with labelmates Idles, and although worldly in influence, distinctly allude to Irish vernacular in everything they've done thus far. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020

    Caribou

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

    Caribou-Thomas-Neukum-Mural-Stamford-Hill-Estate-by-artist-Amber-Elise

    The ever forward-pushing Dan Snaith aka Caribou makes his return to Dublin in the first announcement of the Iveagh Gardens' summer series. The Canadian artist will play on Saturday, July 11th in the penultimate date on a string of 2020 dates. Stream new track ‘Home’.

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

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020

    Pixies

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

    pixies_2019_2000-1620x1029

    Boston indie rock legends Pixies make their return to Ireland, having recently played Dublin & Belfast. The seminal quartet will return next summer to play the Big Top at Galway Arts Festival on July 17th, coinciding with the release of their new album in the autumn.

    Tickets are available from GIAF, priced €52.50.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020

    Pixies

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

    pixies_2019_2000-1620x1029

    Boston indie rock legends Pixies make their return to Ireland, having recently played Dublin & Belfast. The seminal quartet will return next summer to play Dublin's Iveagh Gardens on July 18th, coinciding with the release of their new album, Beneath the Eyrie.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €59.50.

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    John Prine

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

    johnprine

    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.

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

    quo

    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

    quo

    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.

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020

    Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    3Arena

    Dublin

    jools

     

    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.

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    Hans Zimmer

    3Arena

    Dublin

    zimmer

    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.

Back to Top ↑
  • The Thin Air TV