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  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2019

    Steve Gunn (Solo)

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and one time Kurt Vile collaborator Steve Gunreturns to Ireland playing Lost Lane on September 16. after his latest album, The Unseen In Between

    Influenced by Indian music, John Fahey, Michael Chapman - on whose latest album he has a production credit - he's become a well-respected artist in his own right. Check out a live session version of 'Morning Is Mended'.

    Tickets, priced at €18.45, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Leisure Society

    The Duke of York

    Belfast

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    English Ivor Novello-nominated outfit Leisure Society are set to play Belfast's Duke of York on September 18.

    An artist's artist, the band has made fans of Brian Eno, Ray Davies & Richard Thompson, and this tour coincides with new album Arrivals & Departures. Have a listen to 'God Has Taken A Vacation'.

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

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019
    Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Dublin for a pair of Olympia Theatre shows of the year on September 18 & 19, following the release of their latest album, Mettavolution.

    Three years in the making, the album is their most ambitious conceptual album to date. Tying together their interest in Buddhism, human evolution & nature, it was written & recorded in their studio on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Live, the duo are really in their element - check their KEXP session.

    Tickets, priced €34, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Brand New Friend

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and constantly selling out shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play upstairs at Whelan's as part of their Nothing Stays The Same tour.

    Check out their third single, 'Hate It When You Have To Go', ahead of new music set for release this year.

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

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Thee Silver Mt. Zion Efrim Manuel Menuck and Total Life & Growing's Kevin Doria are a duo, and on September 18, Enthusiastic Eunuch bring the pair to The Sound House.

    Menuch recruited Doria to help him translate his acclaimed 2018 album Pissing Stars from the studio to the stage, and the pair have been touring under the Efrim Manuel Menuck moniker for the past year (often with Doria’s latest solo project KGD opening the proceedings). They’ve also been co-writing piles of new material, diving deeper into whirling maximalist electronics, still shot through with Menuck’s incantatory singing awash in plaintive distortion and hope. Watch the video for 'We Will', taken from their collaborative album, are SING SINCK, SING.

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

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Leisure Society

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    English Ivor Novello-nominated outfit Leisure Society are set to play upstairs at Whelan's on September 19.

    An artist's artist, the band has made fans of Brian Eno, Ray Davies & Richard Thompson, and this tour coincides with new album Arrivals & Departures. Have a listen to 'God Has Taken A Vacation'.

    Tickets are available from €14.95 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Saint Sister

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Cross-border atmospheric-folk-pop duo Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre, aka Saint Sister, play their biggest headline show in Belfast to date at the Empire on September 19.

    The pair draw from Celtic harp traditions, '60s folk and electronic pop to create what they describe as 'atmosfolk'. They've had a fast-moving couple of years, playing the NCH and Olympia theatre, and their debut album Shape of Silence was one of our Irish releases of 2018. Listen to 'Twin Peaks'.

    Tickets are priced £14 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Rían Trench & Shammen Delly

    Yamamori Tengu

    Dublin

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    Composer/producer/musician Rían Trench plays Yamamori Tengu for Good Name on September 19. Expect a set of expansive ambience, drone and techno explorations from the Leo Drezden & Solar Bears man. Check him out on Soundcloud.

    Donegal hauntological ambient/electronic shamen Shammen Delly also performs - expect surreal & oneiric soundscapes, and have a listen on Soundcloud.

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

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Soulé

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Genre-bending Dublin artist Soulé is set to headline Lost Lane on September 20.

    Blending neo-soul, electro-pop, dance and hip-hop into a heady brew, she's been nominated twice for Choice's Song of the Year award and has only released debut EP Love Cycle. Check out 'Love Tonight'.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Tipp Classical

    Semple Stadium, Thurles

    Tipperary

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    Described as "It's Féile for Grown Ups", the Tipp Classical takes place at Semple Stadium in Thurles over Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September with some of the biggest Irish names of past, present, and no doubt, the future.

    From new wave, punk through to straight pop, performing are Sultans of Ping FCEMFThe StunningTherapy?Mundy, a celebration of Thin Lizzy's music featuring founding members Brian Downey and Eric Bell. Special guests will perform The Songbook of Shane MacGowan many acts will be accompanied by The Irish Chamber Orchestra. The Jerry Fish stage features The BlizzardsThe PaleBitch FalconThumperKormacJack O'RourkeJesterMontauk HotelEngine Alley and beyond.

    Tickets cost €89.50 for a day ticket or €150 for the weekend, available here.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Brand New Friend

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and constantly selling out shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play Bennigan's on September 20 for Why. Gigs as part of their Nothing Stays The Same tour.

    Check out their third single, 'Hate It When You Have To Go', ahead of new music set for release this year.

    Tickets cost £6 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Melts Single Launch w/Grave Goods & Fonda

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Dublin kraut supergroup Melts - who feature members of The Things, The North Sea & Mighty Stef - are set to release their new single 'Seasaw' with a show at Bello Bar on September 20. Check out their debut single.

    Manchester/Belfast/Dublin-based post-punk trio Grave Goods support - check out debut single 'Source' - as well as Limerick jangle-pop trio Fonda - check them on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €10.85 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Reception: Rie Nakajima & Pierre Berthet

    St Finian's Lutheran Church

    Dublin

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    Reception bring a performance from experimental artists Rie NakajimaPierre Berthet to the wonderful setting of St Finian's Lutheran Church on Adelaide Street.

    The pair collaborate alongside an assortment of objects, exploring new and varied ways to vibrate, encouraging acoustic shadows dance around in their space. Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs, porcelain bowls, compressor top bells, brances, sponges, plastic bags, bones, guitar, metal tubes are a few of their instruments - watch a duo performance here

    Sharing the bill are bass flautist Susan Geaney, percussionist David Lacey and 6 & 12-string guitarist Aonghus McEvoy in a trio performance.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Culture Night Belfast: New Pagans, Careerist & Problem Patterns

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    The Oh Yeah Centre will run a series of events across all spaces on Friday, September 20, to mark Culture Night Belfast 2019. 

    In the main room, from 8-11pm, Belfast post-hardcore indie rock trio Mob Wife - check out their excellent latest release Captain Care A Lot / Hellsong - fast-rising Derry pop-punk trio Cherym - listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz - and atmospheric electronic pop duo Kyoto Love Hotel - check out 'Shapes That Bond You'.

    Early in the day, the cafe will host low-key performances from Jonny Hammond, young singer-songwriter Conor Marcus and the Ulster Youth OrchestraGilmore's Rooftop Partruns on their famous roof terrace, from 6pm-10pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Culture Night Belfast: Robyn G. Shiels, Hatchet Field, Oisin O'Scolai & DJs

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Local label Black Tragick Records hosts a bill of music at Voodoo for Culture Night Belfast 2019. Headlining is darkly alt. folk master songwriter Robyn G Shiels in a full-band performance. Check out the video for 'An Offering As Such'. 

    Sharing the bill is masterful banjo/acoustic alt. folk artist Hatchet Field and a solo set from Belfast-based singer-songwriter Oisín O'Scolaí, with the night rounded out by DJ sets by No Dancing Records and Pancake at the Disco.

    Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    We Are Workmans: Silverbacks, Odd Morris, Mary Wallopers & Gif

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's 2019 culture night, Nialler9 curates a night at the Workman's Club on September 20. Headlining are Dublin post-punk indie rock five-piece Silverbacks - watch the video for their excellent 'Dunkirk'.

    Sharing the bill are Odd Morris, folk balladeering trio, featuring TPM's brothers Hendy, The Mary Wallopers, and Dublin alt punk trio Gif.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Acid Granny

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Having went viral earlier this year with their Dublin Acid Trolley video, Acid Granny play the Ulster Sports Club for Belfast Culture Night on September 20. Check out the first installment of their Adventures of Acid Granny series. Whacked-out freeform synth-jazz-noise-wave, they need to be seen to be believed. 

    Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Samana

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Why. Gigs hold a headline show at Bennigan's for freshly-signed FatCat Records alt-folk duo Samana.

    The Brighton act have just released debut album Ascension - check out the video for 'Harvest', recalling the organic power of Weyes Blood & Beach House.

    Tickets cost £5.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    The Night Café

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool indie outfit The Night Café are set to play Dublin's Academy 2 on September 21. Check out 'Endless Lovers'.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela play Belfast's Limelight on September 21, following the release of their latest album, Mettavolution.

    Three years in the making, the album is their most ambitious conceptual album to date. Tying together their interest in Buddhism, human evolution & nature, it was written & recorded in their studio on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Live, the duo are really in their element - check their KEXP session.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    The man who brought the dub to post-punk, Jah Wobble and his Invaders of the Heart play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on September 21.

    Best known as the bassist during the most critically successful era of Public Image Ltd, Wobble has also contributed hugely to art-rock's finest over the years, working with the likes of Primal Scream, Can's Jaki Liebezeit, Massive Attack & Bjork. He's founded his own label - 30 Hertz Records - recorded with the Chinese Dub Orchestra, a supergroup with PiL comrades & Killing Joke's Geordie Walker and countless others. This show is not to be missed. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost £18.15 and are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Pere Ubu

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    David Thomas-led art punk pioneers Pere Ubu are set to play one final show in Ireland as part of their farewell tour. U:mack bring them to the Grand Social on September 21.

    The Cleveland act drew from musique concrète, 60s rock, performance art and their industrial milieu in the 70s Midwest. They've become one of the most influential bands in underground music, with the likes of The Modern Dance and Dub Housing being all-time classics. Check out 'Breath'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced €27.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Brand New Friend w/New Pagans & Sean McGowan

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and constantly selling out shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play Belfast's Limelight 2 as part of their Nothing Stays The Same tour.

    Check out their third single, 'Hate It When You Have To Go', ahead of new music set for release this year.

    Tickets cost £9 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Slow Moving Clouds

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Dublin Nordic/Irish experimental traditional act Slow Moving Clouds play Belfast's Duncairn for Moving On Music on September 21.

    The trio reate a minimalist sound world, rich, darkly atmospheric and brimming with ideas, exploring without straying too far from their roots. They last released second album Starfall in 2018, performing with the National, Justin Vernon & Lisa O'Neill. What sets Slow Moving Clouds apart is their ability to recreate the ethereal and atmospheric intricacies of their studio work in a live setting. Check out 'Trin'.

    Tickets, priced £12, or £8 concessions, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Kneecap

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap outfit Kneecap play Cork's Cyprus Avenue on September 21 as part of their Your Ma Hates Ya tour. They've made it onto the BBC due to upsetting the DUP, and their live shows have been hugely talked about - check out the hilarious 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Culture Night Belfast: New Pagans, Careerist & Problem Patterns

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Post-punk/alt. rock outfit New Pagans are set to headline the Black Box as part of Belfast Culture Night on September 20. Check out 'Bloody Soil'. Also playing are Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - check out the video for new single 'Slasher' - and one of Belfast's most consistently engaging live bands, queerpunk quartet Problem Patterns - listen to their awesome debut EP on Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Mic Christopher's 50th: Paddy Casey, Lisa Hannigan, Tim Burgess & more

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Saturday September 21st would have been Mic Christopher’s 50th birthday. In his honour, friends, fans and admirers will stage a concert for him in his spiritual home of Whelan’s. A vast array of talent will gather to sing some of Mic’s best-known songs together, ranging from close friends to people he never met. Michael was an American-born Irish singer-songwriter, best known for debut album Skylarkin', which was released posthumously.

    He originally met many major Irish names on the busking circuit, including Glen Hansard & Kila's Karl & David Odlum, forming The Mary Janes with Karl. They released two albums, and Mic went on to perform solo, supporting the Waterboys on an international tour. He passed away as a result of an accidental head trauma, and the notes he'd left for Skylarkin' informed the post-humous completion of his solo album, which won the 2003 Meteor Award for Best Album.

    The lineup includes: 
    Acko, Ailbhe Reddy, Alice Jago, Ann Scott, Aoife Carton, Clare Sands, Cry Monster Cry, Davy Lyons, Eve Darcy, Inni-K, Jane Willow, Karl Odlum, Leslie Keye, Lisa Hannigan, Margaret Healy, Mark Dignam, Mark Geary, Muireann, Nina Hynes, Paddy Casey, Sharon Horgan, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Q, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Saoirse Casey, The Daydreamers, The Pale, Ultan Conlon.

    Tickets cost €29 from WAV Tickets, and all money will go towards Aidlink's local partner charities in Kenya & Uganda. The core focus of the work Aidlink funds is based on capacity building within society by empowering women, which begins with education, but also includes irrigation and sanitation. The welfare of children was a huge concern of Mic’s, so it’s fitting that the funds will be used in this way. The show runs from 8pm-11pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Sons of the Oak Tree

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Bennigan's hosts a night of rootsy music when Seeds of the Oak Tree play on September 21. Supporting are Bairie and Daíthí Doherty.

    Admission costs £5, and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Culture Day: Sister Ghost

    Buoy Park

    Dublin

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    As part of proceedings for Belfast Culture Day, alt. punk quartet Sister Ghost play an early afternoon show at Buoy Park that kicks off at 2pm. They've recently been nominated as Best Live Act in the NI Music Prize, so get down to check them out - check out 'Backwards'.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    DIY LK: Slouch, Rising Damp & Post Punk Podge

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    DIY LK bring an eclectic trifecta of idiosyncratic Irish talents to Pharmacia on September 21. Headlining are riff-heavy Dublin trio Slouch - check out 'Day Half' which we described as "riff-wielding, face-searing, psychogroove-pedalling".

    Sharing the bill is excellent Dublin-based visual artist & musician Michelle Doyle, aka Rising Damp - check her out on Soundcloud - and a rare solo set from Post Punk Podge.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Ariana Grande

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the biggest names in the pop world right now, Ariana Grande, plays the 3Arena on September 22, 23 & 25.

    Tickets are priced from €82 on Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    The Night Café

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Liverpool indie outfit The Night Café are set to play Belfast's McHugh's on September 22. Check out 'Endless Lovers'.

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Alex Cameron

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Sydney synth-pop singer-songwriter Alex Cameron is set to headline the Button Factory on September 22.

    The chamelonic singer looks set to follow up on the beloved 2017 LP Forced Witness. Expect a great live show from collaborator & saxophonist Roy Molloy, not to mention Cameron's own dancing chops. Watch the video for 'Miami Memory'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Gary Numan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Celebrating 40 years of music, Gary Numan returns to Dublin once again to play the Olympia Theatre on September 22.

    Breaking through with absolutely seminal works of twisted synth-pop like Replicas and The Pleasure Principle, Numan's status was solidified with 'Cars'. He most recently released 22nd album Savage (Songs From A Broken World) after spending years branching out, getting darker, and finding new sounds.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €34.65. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Malojian: A Month of Sundays

    The American Bar

    Belfast

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    Power-pop/folk master craftsman Malojian takes up a Sunday afternoon residency at Belfast's American Bar throughout the month of September. Each performance will contain a solo set & full band set, taking place from 2-4pm.

    Listen to 'Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home', and check out the documentary about the making of his This Is Nowhere album, recorded with Steve Albini.

    Tickets cost £10 from Eventbrite.

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019

    Tiny Moving Parts w/Microwave

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Minnesotan emo revival band Tiny Moving Parts play The Grand Social on September 24.

    Comprising brothers William & Matthew Chevalier and cousin Dylan Mattheisen, the trio have been together for over a decade, releasing six albums to date. Most recently, they put out Swell on Big Scary Monsters - check out 'Caution'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019

    Manchester Collective Presents: Sirocco

    Sonic Arts Research Centre

    Belfast

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    Following their captivating performance of Schoenberg's Perriot Lunaire last November at Belfast's Sonic Lab, Moving On Music once more bring Manchester Collective to the most immersive acoustic space in Ireland.

    Having formed in 2016 order to, in their words, “create radical human experience through live music for everyone”, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience Manchester Collective’s vision and thrilling approach first-hand. Sirocco is pure joy and energy – a storm of music that celebrates the warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe. This is music for the people, by the people, covering everything from director Abel Selaocoe’s arrangements for solo cello, to beloved classics by Stravinsky and Haydn; from original African folk music to a collection of gorgeous Danish folk songs.

    The production – based on 21 French poems tussling with violence, gender, madness, dreams and trauma – will be guided by NTS Radio/BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster, Elizabeth Alker, whose presence will lend the evening an edge. Check out Selacoe's 'Sollima Lamentatio'.

    Tickets for the event are priced at £12 (£8 concession) and can be booked here. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Pixies

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Boston indie rock legends Pixies will return to Ireland to play two shows in September. Coinciding with the release of their new album in the autumn, the Black Francis-fronted quartet will play Belfast’s Ulster Hall on September 25.

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

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Jethro Tull

    Cork Opera House

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    Progressive rock legends Jethro Tull this year celebrate their 50th anniversary. They're set to play a pair of Irish shows as part of their extensive tour, the former taking place at Cork Opera House on September 25.

    They've release over 30 albums, selling more than 60 million copies since debut This WasAqualung and Thick As A Brick are perhaps their best-known, drawing in whimsical surreal English folk to lengthy compositions, featuring the vocal & trademark flute of frontman Ian Anderson.

    Tickets are available, priced €45 from Cork Opera House.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Spiral Stairs [Pavement]

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, is set to play Belfast's Voodoo on September 25.

    The third solo album, We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized, came out in March - check out the video for the title track.

    Tickets cost £17 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    The Matt Talbot Community Trust Fundraiser, w/Jessie Buckley Band, Scullion & more

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Jessie Buckley and her band headline a show at Vicar Street on September 25 in aid of the Matt Talbot Community Trust, which is based in Ballyfermot and runs education & support programs for people who have found themselves outside the education system. They aim to promote stability & structure to those in society who have become marginalised.

    Also performing are ScullionMartin HayesNatalya O'FlahertyJohn Connors (of Love/Hate), Emmet Kirwin (Riot/Dublin Old School), and Alex Murphy (Young Offenders).

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Pixies

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Boston indie rock legends Pixies will return to Ireland to play two shows in September. Coinciding with the release of their new album in the autumn, they play the Olympia Theatre on September 26. 

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

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Jethro Tull

    National Concert Hall

     Dublin

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    Progressive rock legends Jethro Tull this year celebrate their 50th anniversary. They're set to play a pair of Irish shows as part of their extensive tour, the latter at Dublin's National Concert Hall on September 26.

    They've release over 30 albums, selling more than 60 million copies since debut This WasAqualung and Thick As A Brick are perhaps their best-known, drawing in whimsical surreal English folk to lengthy compositions, featuring the vocal & trademark flute of frontman Ian Anderson.

    Tickets are available, priced €45 from NCH.ie.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Spiral Stairs [Pavement]

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, is set to play Whelan's on September 26.

    The third solo album, We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized, came out in March - check out the video for the title track.

    Tickets cost €21.50 from Whelans and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    People On Sunday Live Score: Rachel Grimes, Matthew Nolan & Mary Barnecutt

    National Gallery

    Dublin

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    1930 silent film People On Sunday is set to receive a live musical accompaniment in the Shaw Room of Dublin's National Gallery on September 26. Performing will be Dublin musician & academic Matthew Nolan on guitar & electronics, Rachel Grimes - of cult US avant-garde act Rachel's - on piano & electronics, and cellist Mary Barnecutt - known for her work in free jazz and with Dublin City Chamber Orchestra - who will bring a new original score to this cinematic paean to the last days of Weimar Germany.

    Filmed on location in Berlin, using a cast of amateurs in roles based on their actual day jobs, the film sustains a lyrical tranquility as people swim, listen to music, flirt, and generally enjoy their time away from the daily grind. People on Sunday  was an unassuming but groundbreaking response to the big-budget films being produced by UFA at the time, and boasted a crew of young German cineastes who would later become major filmmakers in Hollywood: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.

    Tickets cost €20 from the National Gallery. The event runs from 6pm-7.15pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    This Ain't No Disco

    D-Light Studios

    Dublin

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    After an uncertain two-hear hiatus, we’re pleased to report that online Irish alternative music programme This Ain’t No Disco will return for a second season next year.

    With season one featuring wonderfully intimate performances from the likes of LandlessVillagers with Nico MuhlyBrigid Rae PowerLisa O’Neill and more, S2 will launch on New Year’s Day, 2020. Once again, the series will be hosted by ex-No Disco presenter Donal Dineen and directed by music documentarian and award-winning cinematographer Myles O’Reilly.

    Coinciding with the announcement is the news that on September 26th, This Ain’t No Disco Live will take over D-Light Studios in Dublin for a fundraiser. The live lineup features Anna MiekeJunior BrotherEmmet Kirwan, and John Francis Flynn.

    Tickets are priced €20 from uTicket. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Down By Law bring Ipswich crustgrind pioneers Extreme Noise Terror to Belfast's Voodoo on September 27.

    The band have the distinction of being one of the earliest and most influential European grindcore bands, and were an early adopter of dual hardcore vocals. The band famously recorded a number of sessions with John Peel, and started as a crust punk band, characterising the early grindcore sound with its calling cards of fast tempos, short runtimes, political lyrics and grinding guitar scuzz. Listen to 'A Holocaust In Your Head'.

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Stars

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Montreal indie-pop act Stars return for the first time since early 2015 to Dublin, playing The Workman's Club on September 27 to celebrate the release of their Set Yourself On Fire album, 15 years on from its release.

    The band formed in 2000, releasing their debut LP Nightsongs the following year, which led to their relocation to Montreal, touring and releasing alongside their peers, Broken Social Scene. Check out their highest-charting single, 'Ageless Beauty', from the record.

    Tickets, priced at €17.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
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    28
    Sep
    2019

    Saint Sister

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Cross-border atmospheric-folk-pop duo Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre, aka Saint Sister, play a pair of headline shows at Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on September 27 & 28.

    The pair draw from Celtic harp traditions, '60s folk and electronic pop to create what they describe as 'atmosfolk'. They've had a fast-moving couple of years, playing the NCH and Olympia theatre, and their debut album Shape of Silence was one of our Irish releases of 2018. Listen to 'Twin Peaks'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €29.90. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Inhaler

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Hotly-tipped young new wave & Manchester scene-inspired quartet Inhaler headline Whelan's on September 27. They've played with Noel Gallagher and Bono a dad to the frontman, so they're in for big things, no doubt. Check out the video for 'It Won't Always Be Like This'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €11. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    The Altered Hours & The Bonk

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    Cork psych & post-punk outfit The Altered Hours play Live at the beautiful St. Luke's on September 27. Check out 'Over The Void' from their most recent EP, On My Tongue.

    Playing with them are experimental band The Bonk, 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. Listen to The Bonk Seems To Be A Verbone of our favourite albums of 2017.

    Tickets are available from uTicket, priced €20.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Beats & Pieces Big Band

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    The 14-strong ensemble of the Beats & Pieces Big Band are set to play for Moving On Music at The Black Box on September 27.

    Their distinctive blend of high energy and precise interplay makes for an infectious, floor-filling night of music. With each member is at the top of their game individually, they focus on collective interplay; tight, dynamic, and relentlessly driven, without limiting themselves to the genre - they've famously covered Radiohead & the likes. A driving force of the vibrant Manchester music scene, this is the first Belfast show for an act fast becoming one of the foundations of the UK jazz scene. Check them out live.

    Tickets cost £12 (£8 concession) on Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Stars (Early & Late Shows)

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Montreal indie-pop act Stars return for the first time since early 2015 to Dublin, playing The Workman's Club twice on September 27 to celebrate the release of their Set Yourself On Fire album, 15 years on from its release. 

    The band formed in 2000, releasing their debut LP Nightsongs the following year, which led to their relocation to Montreal, touring and releasing alongside their peers, Broken Social Scene. Check out their highest-charting single, 'Ageless Beauty', from the record.

    Due to demand, there will be two performances on the night. The early show opens at 8pm, with the later performance taking place from 11pm. Tickets, priced at €17.50, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Bicurious, God Alone & Nerves

    Upstairs @ Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Dublin math-rock revivalists Bicurious play upstairs at Galway's Roisin Dubh on September 27. Watch the video for 'Sleep'.

    Supporting are Cork post-metal quintet God Alone - listen to them on Bandcamp - and young guitar pop trio Nerves.

    Tickets cost €5.85 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Jane Willow w/Hubert Murray

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based folk singer-songwriter Jane Willow headlines Whelan's on September 27. 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.

    Tickets are available here for €10, or €12 on the door. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Bell Lungs, Little Movies, Aonghus McEvoy, Katie O'Neill & Nitefish

    Jigsaw

    Dublin

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    Scottish psych drone-folk artist Bell Lungs headlines Jigsaw on September 27. Her post-folk layers vocals, electric violin, guitar, tuned percussion, field recordings & effects, melding these aspects, the music evokes rural idylls and post-industrial heartlands and online culture. Listen to her on Bandcamp.

    Supporting is an impressive array of multi-faceted experimentalists - improvised electronic duo Little Movies, composer, improviser & guitar explorer Aonghus McEvoy, Alien She member & experimental artist Katie O'Neill - check her on Bandcamp - and Dublin/Stockholm-based industrial punk N I T E F I S H.

    Admission costs €8 and doors open at 7pm. It's a BYOB event.

     

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Sizeable Bear Presents: Post Punk Podge and The Technohippies & Mob Wife

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Limerick's Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies are set to make their debut Belfast appearance for Sizeable Bear at McHugh's on September 28. One of the most potent voices of dissent in Ireland at the moment, check out their incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home'.

    Sharing the bill are Belfast post-hardcore indie rock trio Mob Wife - check out their excellent latest release Captain Care A Lot / Hellsong.

    Admission costs €7, with tickets available here. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    People On Sunday Live Score: Rachel Grimes, Matthew Nolan & Mary Barnecutt

    Triskel Arts Centre

    Cork

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    1930 silent film People On Sunday is set to receive a live musical accompaniment in Cork's Triskel Arts Centre on September 28. Performing will be Dublin musician & academic Matthew Nolan on guitar & electronics, Rachel Grimes - of cult US avant-garde act Rachel's - on piano & electronics, and cellist Mary Barnecutt - known for her work in free jazz and with Dublin City Chamber Orchestra - who will bring a new original score to this cinematic paean to the last days of Weimar Germany.

    Filmed on location in Berlin, using a cast of amateurs in roles based on their actual day jobs, the film sustains a lyrical tranquility as people swim, listen to music, flirt, and generally enjoy their time away from the daily grind. People on Sunday  was an unassuming but groundbreaking response to the big-budget films being produced by UFA at the time, and boasted a crew of young German cineastes who would later become major filmmakers in Hollywood: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.

    Tickets cost €18 from the Triskel Arts Centre. The event kicks off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    N I T E F I S H

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Dublin & Stockholm-based audio-visual industrial punk project N I T E F I S H is set to play the Vintage Room of the Workman's Club on September 28. Check out the video for 'Ibiza'.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Jake Regan & The Loverboys, Echo's Bones & Pier

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    Incredibly gifted indie rock singer-songwriter Jake Regan - listen to his debut single 'Over It' - headlines Anseo on September 28 to launch his latest single.

    Supporting are Echo's Bones and Sardinia-born Pier, in a debut full band performance.

    Admission costs €8, or €5 for the unwaged. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    Bill Callahan w/Dallas Acid

    Vicar Street

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    U.S. singer-songwriter Bill Callahan is finally set to return to Ireland. The Maryland artist, who has also performed as Smog, will play Vicar Street on Sunday, September 29.

    This news comes with the announcement of his first record since 2013, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, featuring twenty new, markedly more concise songs. Check him out live at Third Man Records.

    Support on the night will come from Dallas Acid.

    Tickets, priced €36.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    EarthGang

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang headline the Green Room at the Academy on September 29.

    Formed by Johnny Venus & Doctur Dot back in school, they were something of an indie hip-hop act, and have grown with each EP & mixtape, incorporating the imprint of soul, R&B, funk, jazz & rock amidst a current, but decidedly unique sound. Listen to 'Up' from their most recent LP Mirrorland.

    Tickets cost €19.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    Malojian: A Month of Sundays

    The American Bar

    Belfast

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    Power-pop/folk master craftsman Malojian takes up a Sunday afternoon residency at Belfast's American Bar throughout the month of September. Each performance will contain a solo set & full band set, taking place from 2-4pm.

    Listen to 'Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home', and check out the documentary about the making of his This Is Nowhere album, recorded with Steve Albini.

    Tickets cost £10 from Eventbrite.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    Nitin Sawhney: 'Beyond Skin' Revisited

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Twenty years on from his Mercury-nominated album, Nitin Sawhney performs at the National Concert Hall on September 30.

    Growing up in an area with a strong far-right presence, the British-Indian musician grew up as one in London as a minority, with his music taking on a strong social slant. He has collaborated and written for with Paul McCartney, Sting, the London Symphony Orchestra, Brian Eno, Sinead O'Connor and many more. This performance will see him revisit his powerful, urban trip-hop-influenced classic - listen to Beyond Skin.

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    Richard Hawley

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Veteran songsmith Richard Hawley plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on September as part of not just the tour for his ninth album, Further, but the celebration of his twentieth year as a solo artist.

    As well as a brief stint in Pulp, Hawley is known for The Longpigs. He's collaborated with a serious number of Britain's most respected artists, including Arctic Monkeys & Manic Street Preachers. Building from his roots of country, blues and rock'n'roll, check out the retrospective, ruminative 'My Little Treasures'.

    Tickets, priced at €39.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Volbeat w/Baroness & Danko Jones

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    A three-strong hard rock bill comes to Belfast's Ulster Hall on October 3, headlined by multi-platinum Danish outfit Volbeat following the release of seventh album, Rewind, Replay Rebound. Watch the video for lead single 'Leviathan'.

    Supporting are sludgy alt. metal outfit Baroness - check out 'Throw Me An Anchor' - and Toronto's Danko Jones.

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

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Stephen James Smith w/Tony Walsh

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Dublin poet Stephen James Smith performs at the Sugar Club on October 3. His debut collection Fear Not came out last year, launched on Parnell Square in September.

    Also performing is English rock'n'roll poet Tony Walsh, who's had high-profile praise from Huffington Post & The Guardian.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    The Winter Passing, Casavettes & Jacob

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin emo-pop outfit The Winter Passing play upstairs at Whelan's on October 3. Following 2017's Double Exposure EP, check out their latest single, 'Original Sin'.

    Limerick emo/post-hardcore act Casavettes - listen to debut album Senselessness on Bandcamp - and acoustic folk band Jacob.

    Admission costs €13 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Kneecap

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap duo Kneecap play their biggest Irish headline show to date at the Academy on October 3. They've made it onto the BBC due to upsetting the DUP, and their live shows have been hugely talked about - check out the hilarious 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18.45. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    The Thin Air: Devo Night

    The Big Romance

    Dublin

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    On Thursday 3rd October we’re celebrating all things Devo by playing their 80s masterpiece “Freedom of Choice” in full from 8pm followed by plenty of Devo tunes, by them and inspired by them. So grab your energy domes and whip it down to the Big Romance!

    Admission is free, with the album kicking off at 8pm. Food by Chew until 10pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Volbeat w/Baroness & Danko Jones

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    A three-strong hard rock bill takes place on October 4 at the Olympia, headlined by multi-platinum Danish outfit Volbeat following the release of seventh album, Rewind, Replay Rebound. Watch the video for lead single 'Leviathan'.

    Supporting are sludgy alt. metal outfit Baroness - check out 'Throw Me An Anchor' - and Toronto's Danko Jones.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €45. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Trish Clowes 'My Irish' Quartet

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Trish Clowes is one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition working today. Her current project, ‘My Iris’, features Ross Stanley on piano & Hammond organ, Chris Montague on guitar, and James Maddren on drums. Its thrilling, darkly groove-laden sound is reminiscent of Weather Report, with bursts of free-jazz. They perform at the Black Box for Moving On Music on October 4.

    Clowes has released two acclaimed albums under the My Iris name, with the most recent, being Ninety Degrees Gravity, inspired by the ideas & themes of Villeneuve's sci-fi Arrival.

    Tickets cost £12, or £8 concession, from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Andrew Weatherall

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    In a rare intimate show, Belfast's Menagerie hosts a late-night Andrew Weatherall show on October 4. The Major's reputation speaks for itself, having created some of the all time great remixes in St. Etienne's cover of Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' and My Bloody Valentine's 'Soon', as well as a number of essentials by New Order, Primal Scream & Happy Mondays.

    Tickets are available from Resident Advisor, priced £20. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Pizza Pizza Records Presents: Silverbacks, Larry & His Father's Voice

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Dublin NYC-indebted indie rock five-piece Silverbacks  are set to headline the next Pizza Pizza Records show on October 4. Watch the video for their excellent 'Dunkirk'.

    Slack, raw Dundalk indie rock trio Larry share the bill - listen to their debut album, recorded by Steve Albini - as well as young, hotly-tipped post-punk shoegazers His Father's Voice - listen to debut EP Context and Perspective.

    Admission costs €10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Neil Hannon-led outfit The Divine Comedy accompany the release of their latest album Office Politics, with a run of Irish dates, kicking off at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre on October 6.

    Since their formation in 1989, Hannon has continued to remain one of the most revered songwriters across the UK and Ireland, winning the NI Music Prize for his Lifetime Achievement. Listen to 'Queuejumper'.

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

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019

    Easy Life

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    R&B & indie hip-hop outfit Easy Life play The Academy Green Room on October 6, a few months on from their Workman's Club headline date in a breakthrough year that featured an appearance on Jools Holland. Watch the video for 'Nightmares'. 

    Tickets cost €17.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    Penguin Café

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Musician, composer & producer Arthur Jeffes is the founder of Penguin Café. The outfit are set to play the National Concert Hall on October 7, performing material from their fifth studio LP, amongst others.

    Having studied archaeology at Cambridge, they went on to explore the Arctic. These studies and their prolonged silence ultimately forming the band. The band features Gorillaz' Cass Browne, Suede's Neil Codling, Oli Langford of Florence & The Machine, and Darren Berry of Razorlight. Check out their Tiny Desk.

    Tickets cost €35 from NCH.ie.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Neil Hannon-led outfit The Divine Comedy accompany the release of their latest album Office Politics, with a run of Irish dates, playing Belfast's Ulster Hall on October 7.

    Since their formation in 1989, Hannon has continued to remain one of the most revered songwriters across the UK and Ireland, winning the NI Music Prize for his Lifetime Achievement. Listen to 'Queuejumper'.

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

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    Helmet

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    As part of their 30th anniversary tour, alt. metal riff machine Helmet play 30 songs a night across 30 cities, and on October 7, make a stop at the Button Factory.

    Founded and fronted by Page Hamilton in New York in 1989, they've released eight excellent albums, and will play sets from across those, as well as some EP rarities and covers, with no openers. Expect a relentless set. The current, and longest running incarnation features Hamilton, Dan Beeman, Dave Case & Kyle Stevenson.

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

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    Neil Hannon-led outfit The Divine Comedy accompany the release of their latest album Office Politics, with a run of Irish dates, playing Cork Opera House on October 8.

    Since their formation in 1989, Hannon has continued to remain one of the most revered songwriters across the UK and Ireland, winning the NI Music Prize for his Lifetime Achievement. Listen to 'Queuejumper'.

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

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    DeafKids

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Enthusiastic Eunuch bring Neurot Recordings' outfit DeafKids to the Sound House on October 8.

    The Brazilian trio are rooted in punk philosophy, but that undersells the depth of their influences, which run the gamut from drone, noise, tribal African rhythms, psychedelia & their own country's traditions through to spiritual jazz. Check out their latest album, Metaprogramação.

    Tickets cost €14 from Billetto. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019

    Jesca Hoop

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    California-born singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop comes to The Sound House on October 9.

    Growing up as a Mormon, she shed the faith and created music as a teenager without ever taking it seriously until she moved to LA in 2000, becoming a nanny to Tom Waits' children. She released her seventh album, Memories Are Now, to great acclaim in 2017, followed by her latest this year. Watch the video for 'The Lost Sky', from Memories Are Now

    Tickets, priced €17, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    Duke of York, Upstairs

    Belfast

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play their first Belfast headline show upstairs at the Duke of York on October 10.

    The pair have played Primavera, New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, and are best known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Tickets are available for £12, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Slowthai

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Following his sold out show last year at the Workman's Club, English grime artist Slowthai is set to return with two shows at the Academy on October 10 & 11 due to demand.

    He's just released debut album Nothing Great About Britain, a scathing indictment on 2019 British attitudes. Check out the title track.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    Lazy Day

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    The Sound House hosts Lazy Day on October 10 in their first of two Irish dates. Having begun as the solo moniker for Tilly Scantlebury's bedroom project, they released their debut EP as a full band in 2017, followed by Letters earlier this year. Watch the video for 'Double J'.

    Tickets cost €12.80 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play by far their biggest headline show to date on October 11, when they hit the Olympia Theatre.

    The pair have played Primavera, New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, and are best known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Tickets are available for €25, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Hunkpapa

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Anthemic indie-pop outfit Hunkpapa play their biggest headline show in Dublin to date at the Grand Social on October 11.

    From Armagh, they have a sound that looks set to fill huge venues yet to come. They're currently working alongside Grammy-nominated producer Mark Needham (The Killers/Fleetwood Mac) - watch the video for 'Lost In The Wild'.

    Admission costs €12.80, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Pulled Apart By Horses

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Leeds indie-punks Pulled Apart By Horses are set to play Dublin's Workman's Club on October 11.

    With each album they've broadened the aperture, starting out with the early Foo Fighters worship of their Gil Norton-produced debut, adding post-hardcore, noise rock and psychedelia to their palette. Here's their biggest hit, 'High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive'.

    Tickets, priced €16.50, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Alice Phoebe Lou

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou plays Whelan's on October 11 following the release of her second album, Paper Castles. She's been praised for her jazzy indie rock songs, full of more experimental, avant-garde textures. 

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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Look Mum No Computer

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    London-based electronic artist Look Mum No Computer is set to play upstairs at Whelan's on October 11. Also a multidisciplinary artist, he's played squat raves in Berlin through to huge Warehouse setups. He creates his own electronic instruments, including bikes with synths & drum machines, as well as Flamethrower organs. Watch the video for 'Modern Gas'.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Lazy Day

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Indie rockers Lazy Day play McHugh's on the latter of two Irish dates. Having begun as the solo moniker for Tilly Scantlebury's bedroom project, they released their debut EP as a full band in 2017, followed by Letters earlier this year. Watch the video for 'Double J'.

    Tickets cost £14.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    The Bonk w/John Francis Flynn

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    One of our favourite bands on the island, and easily one of the most fascinating live propositions, The Bonk, play a headline show for Enthusiastic Eunuch on October 11 at the Sound House. Centred around the compositions of Phil Christie - formerly of O Emperor - the band takes vintage, twisted rhythm & blues of the 60s, blended with psych, jazz, and a bit of some otherness entirely. Listen to The Bonk Seems To Be A Verbone of our favourite albums of 2017.

    Dublin singer & multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn 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 from Billetto, priced €15. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Landless w/Ex-Isles

    First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

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    Unaccompanied four-part vocal harmony group Landless return to Belfast as part of their Autumn/Winter tour, playing Belfast's First Presbyterian Church on Rosemary Street on October 11.

    Their debut album, Bleaching Bones, out on Humble Serpent Records, was in our top 10 albums of 2018 for good reason. If you want a sample, check them out Live in St. Joseph's Church, Sailortown, Belfast.

    Supporting are Belfast-based duo Ex-Isles, comprising singer-songwriter Peter Devlin & composer James Joys. Having worked together in the past on various projects over the years, they returned to Belfast after 15 years of living away, leading to their own singular exploration of pop, in the form of debut LP Luxury Mass. We called it one of the best albums to emerge from Ireland in some time last year. Check it out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £8-£12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Squarehead

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Jangle-pop trio Squarehead hold the Limerick leg of the launch tour for second LP High Time at the Kasbah Social Club on October 11, out a fortnight prior on Strange Brew. Watch the video for new single 'Maybe'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans for €10. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    SYML

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having just released his debut LP, Seattle's Brian Fennell, aka SYML, is set to play the Button Factory.

    Rescheduled from a July 6 date to October 12, check out 'The Bird'.

    Tickets cost €17 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    Kneecap

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap duo Kneecap play their biggest hometown headline show to date at the Limelight on October 12.

    They've made it onto the BBC due to upsetting the DUP, and their live shows are must-see - check out the hilarious 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

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

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    Squarehead Album Launch w/Soft On Crime

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Jangle-pop trio Squarehead are set to launch their long-awaited second album, High Time at the Workman's Club on October 12, out a fortnight prior on Strange Brew. Watch the video for new single 'Maybe'.

    Support comes from Soft On Crime.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster for €12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    David C Clements & Friends

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Ethereal folk-pop craftsman David C Clements is set to headline the Ulster Sports Club on October 13 in a rare full-band outing.

    Tickets cost £14 from Eventbrite and doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019
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    15
    Oct
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Bangor-born indie pop act Two Door Cinema Club play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 14 & 15 in support of new album False Alarm, out in June.

    They released their hit-laden debut album Tourist History in 2010 through Kinsuné Records, which propelled them globally. This was followed by Beacons in 2012, Gameshow four years later, and now False Alarm - watch the video for 'Talk'. 

    Tickets cost €37.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, and it's a 16+ gig.

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019

    Tim Hecker

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Hidden Agenda bring Canadian electronic musician & sound artist Tim Hecker back to the Button Factory for a show on October 14.

    The immersive experience will be completely in the dark and extremely loud, as is his standard live show. This year, he released Anoyoon Kranky.

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

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Bangor-born indie pop act Two Door Cinema Club play the Telegraph Building, Belfast on October 16 in the final leg of their tour in support of new album False Alarm, which came out in June.

    They released their hit-laden debut album Tourist History in 2010 through Kinsuné Records, which propelled them globally. This was followed by Beacons in 2012, Gameshow four years later, and now False Alarm - watch the video for 'Talk'. 

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

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Hot Chip

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Following the release of their seventh album, A Bath Full of EcstasyHot Chip play Belfast's Limelight 1 on October 16.

    Recorded in Paris & London, the act have worked with outside producers for the first time, while bridging their euphoria & melancholy with pounding electro-pop as ever. Watch the video for recent single 'Hungry Child'.

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

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    The Twilight Sad

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Scottish post-punk trio The Twilight Sad return to Dublin in October to play the Button Factory on October 16.

    The act, who mine anthems out of their wallowing outlook, have just returned with their first album since 2014's Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave. More electronically-leaning than ever before without losing their wall-of-sound aesthetic. Check out 'Videograms'.

    Tickets, priced €22, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Hot Chip

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the release of their seventh album, A Bath Full of EcstasyHot Chip play the Olympia on October 17.

    Recorded in Paris & London, the act have worked with outside producers for the first time, while bridging their euphoria & melancholy with pounding electro-pop as ever. Watch the video for recent single 'Hungry Child'.

    Tickets cost €31 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Cry Monster Cry

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie-folk outfit Cry Monster Cry are set to headline Whelan's on October 17. Watch the video for 'Citadel'.

    Tickets, priced €17.50, are available from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Dry Cleaning

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Following their debut EP Sweet Princess, jaunty post-punk quartet Dry Cleaning play a late show at the Workman's Club on October 17. Check out recent single 'Magic of Meghan'.

    Tickets cost €13 from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 11pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Rory Nellis Single Launch w/Joel Harkin

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Master songwriter Rory Nellis plays a full band gig at Voodoo on October 17 to launch his new single, 'When I Sleep'. Check him out on Bandcamp.

    Supporting is emo-laced ambient folk singer-songwriter Joel Harkin - check him out on Bandcamp.

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

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Purple Jews: A Tribute Night For David Berman

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    David Berman, pavement hero of the Silver Jews and the comeback king of Purple Mountains, passed on August 7.

    Join a minor supergroup of Adrian Crowley, Steve Windings and a host more to raise 50,000 beers in his memory at the Sound House, Dublin, on October 17. All proceeds go to Aware.

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

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019
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    19
    Oct
    2019

    King Kong Company

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company return to the Button Factory on October 18 & 19 for a pair of inevitably sold-out shows as part of an Irish tour.

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

    Tickets cost €22.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    Dolans Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum kick off their Winter Tour in support of their third album with a show at Dolans Warehouse on October 18.

    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.

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019

    Soft On Crime, Oh Boland & Brian Kelly (So Cow)

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    Newly-formed Dublin power-pop trio Soft On Crime headline Anseo on October 18. Check out the retro power of their debut EP, which came out in June.

    Sharing the bill are scrappy Tuam/Dublin-based garage jangle trio Oh Boland - check them out on Bandcamp - and Brian Kelly of So Cow in a rare Dublin appearance, having just released the sixth So Cow album, Do Re Mi Fa So Cow.

    Admission costs €7, with the show kicking off "around 8".

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play their biggest Limerick show to date, headlining Dolan's on October 19.

    The pair have played Primavera, New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, and are best known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Tickets are available for €15, from Ticketmaster and Dolans.ie. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Hælos

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Following the release of their second album, Any Random Kindness, British trip-hop outfit Hælos are set to play Voodoo on October 19. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum return to the Roisin Dubh on October 19 in support of 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 Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Robocobra Quartet & Guests

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet are set to play their first Belfast headline show of the year at the Ulster Sports Club on October 19. 

    Long one of the best live bands on the island, have a listen to their incredible second album Plays Hard To Get, which came in at #3 on our Irish albums of the year, and was nominated for the NI Music Prize. They've been described as Ornette Coleman-meets-Fugazi, and we'd be hard pushed to disagree, if you filter in some Robert Wyatt as a reference point.

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

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth w/Alfi

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    One of the most exciting fiddle players around, 27 year old Ryan Young is set to perform at the Duncairn for Moving On Music alongside one of Glasgow's foremost folk guitarists, Jenn Butterworth.

    Young has won numerous plaudits, including MG Alba Music Award and Radio 2 Folk Award nominations, while Butterworth has been nominated for the 2019 BBC Young Musician of the Year award.

    American old-time & Irish traditional-fusing act blend harp, five string banjo, low whistle, uilleann pipes & vocals, and released their debut EP in May. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets, are priced £14, or £10 for concession, from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Hælos

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of their second album, Any Random Kindness, British trip-hop outfit Hælos are set to play Whelan's on October 20. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    NSG

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Hip-hop collective NSG play the Academy Green Room on October 20. Check out 'Options'.

    Tickets cost €19.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Art Alexakis [Everclear]

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Everclear singer, songwriter & guitarist Art Alexakis is set to play a solo show at Dublin's Sound House on October 20. His first album, the acoustic Sun Songs, is out a week prior to the show - expect acoustic renditions of Everclear hits, as well as cuts from his solo LP.

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

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Chromatics

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Portland, Oregon synth-pop band Chromatics are set to play Dublin's.

    Taking place as part of their Double Exposure European tour, the Ruth Radelet-fronted band will play Vicar Street on October 22.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €28.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Everything Is Terrible!'s T H E G R E A T S A T A N

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Found footage collective Everything Is Terrible! have existed over a decade, sharing daily web videos, collecting Jerry Maguire VHS tapes and assimilating satanic panic, religious fearmongering and D-horror tapes. They bring their new feature, T H E G R E A T S A T A N to the Liberty Hall Theatre on October 22, which promises men afraid of the familiar-summoning D&D, evangelical ducks, goopy ghouls and beyond.

    Tickets cost €21 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Orville Peck

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    The unique concoction of psychdelia and American outlaw country, Orville Peck is set to headline the Grand Social on October 22. As simple as being

    Remaining an anonymous masked musician, all we know is he follows the likes of Lavender country in eschewing country's conservatism, and tapping into the space between gay culture and cowboy masculinity. Check out his excellent new album, Pony.

    Tickets are priced €16-18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019

    OMD

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    English electronic pop act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark play Belfast's Ulster Hall on October 23 as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.

    Formed in 1978, based around Andy McCluskey & Paul Humphreys, they released their influential debut single 'Electricity' in 1979, followed up by 1980 anti-war song 'Enola Gay'. Their Architecture & Morality LP solidified their status as one of new wave's premier acts. They continued on in 1989 after the departure of long-term members, before reuniting in 2005, during which time they've released three more albums. This tour will see them joined by Martin Cooper & Stuart Kershaw, and follows the anniversary reissues of their first four classic albums.

    Tickets are priced £39 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Amanda Palmer

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer is set to return to the National Concert Hall on October 24 following the release of new solo album, There Will Be No Intermission.

    Check out recent single 'Voicemail For Jill', written following her trip to Ireland last year in the wake of the Repeal movement.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    OMD

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    English electronic pop act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark play The Olympia on October 24 as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.

    Formed in 1978, based around Andy McCluskey & Paul Humphreys, they released their influential debut single 'Electricity' in 1979, followed up by 1980 anti-war song 'Enola Gay'. Their Architecture & Morality LP solidified their status as one of new wave's premier acts. They continued on in 1989 after the departure of long-term members, before reuniting in 2005, during which time they've released three more albums. This tour will see them joined by Martin Cooper & Stuart Kershaw, and follows the anniversary reissues of their first four classic albums.

    Tickets cost €45.20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Dublin’s finest folk miscreants Lankum return to Belfast for a show at the Empire on October 24 ahead of 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.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Battles

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Experimental art rockers, having recently become a duo, return to Dublin to play the Button Factory on October 24.

    Averaging an album every four years since their breakthrough debut Mirrored in 2007, they revamp substantially every time. We're due a fourth record rather soon - have a watch of 'The Yabba'.

    Tickets, priced €28, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    King Kong Company

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company return to Dolan's Warehouse shows as part of a 9-date Irish tour.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9.30pm.

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Dublin's Vicar Street on October 25 ahead of 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 Ticketmaster, priced €25. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    Chet Faker

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Nick Murphy, aka Chet Faker is set to play the Olympia on October 25 as part of his second album tour.

    Run Fast Sleep Naked follows up on his 2014 debut. Check out 'Hear It Now'.

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

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    Evans Junior

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Eclectic young Ireland based hip-hop/trap artist Evans Junior plays the Academy Green Room on October 25. Fusing trap, RnB, afrobeat, afroswing within hip-hop, he's been making music since he was a young teen, going on to play Electric Picnic & Longitude. 

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
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    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    There’s gig announcements, then there’s this. It’s been announced that Philip Glass and his ensemble will take up a special residency at Dublin’s National Concert Hall across October 26-27. The legendary American composer will perform two of his most seminal works – Music in 12 Parts and Koyaanisqatsi – as well as curate with the venue one-off events as part of this one-off weekend in the city.

    Music In 12 Parts takes place on October 26 from 6pm, whilst Koyaanisqatsi live takes place on October 27 from 8pm. Tickets for both events are available from NCH.ie. Do not miss this.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Amanda Palmer

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer is set to return to Belfast, playing the Ulster Hall on October 26 following the release of new solo album, There Will Be No Intermission.

    Check out recent single 'Voicemail For Jill', written following her trip to Ireland last year in the wake of the Repeal movement.

    Tickets are available here, priced £25.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Willie Watson

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    US singer-songwriter, guitarist, banjo player, actor & Old Crow Medicine Show founder Willie Watson plays The Grand Social on October 26.

    Check out his version of 'Gallows Pole', taken from Folksinger Vol. 2, which puts the spotlight on his ability as a modern interpreter of the traditional canon. Performing southern gospel, railroad songs, delta blues, Irish fiddle tunes & Appalachian music, from the likes of Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis and more.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Flamingods

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Multi-national psychedelic outfit Flamingods are back with new album Levitation, and play Dublin's Sound House on October 26.

    Their latest album features elements of the disco, funk & psychedelia to emerge from the Middle East in the 70s, drenched in sun - look no further than 'Marigold'.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Garrett Kato & Riley Pearce

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Two of Australia's hotly-tipped singer-songwriters Garrett Kato and Riley Pearce play a co-headline show at the Workman's Club on October 10.

    The pair of indie-folk performers are both touring new EPs, with Kato having just opened for Damien Rice, with Pearce off the back off a huge national headline tour back in Australia.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Weyes Blood

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having released one of the albums of the year, Weyes Blood is set to play the Button Factory on October 26.

    Natalie Mering's fourth album, Titanic Rising, came out in April to unanimous acclaim, absorbing classical and renaissance music, pop culture, social commentary into her own take on deconstructed modern pop. Watch the video for 'Movies'.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    A DIY LK Belfast Showcase: Cruiser, Casavettes, His Father's Voice & Hey Rusty

    The Duncairn Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    The wonderful folk of Sizeable Bear are set to bring the finest Limerick's DIY LK scene has to offer up to Belfast, with a show at the Duncairn Arts Centre on October 26. 

    The four featured artists are Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock quartet Cruiser - watch the video for 'No More Parties' from their forthcoming second album - emo trio Casavettes - listen to their debut LP, Senselessness - hotly tipped post-punk shoegazers His Father's Voice - listen to debut EP Context and Perspective - and excellent young up & coming singer-songwriter Hey Rusty - check out his debut EP.

    Tickets, priced £8.50, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm, and it's a BYO affair.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    The Banshee Bash: Blakbyrd, Sister Ghost, Gender Chores & Alumna

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Bennigan's hosts a Halloween-themed night on October 24, featuring four acts from across the North. Performing are indie-folk acoustic trio Bläkbyrd, alt. punk quartet Sister Ghost - check out 'Backwards' - Bangor minimalist punk trio Gender Chores - check out their Womansplain EP - and Alumna.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Airborne Extended

    Sonic Arts Research Centre

    Belfast

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    Airborne Extended of Austria is female quartet in search of unknown tonal combinations. Their explorative approach makes for many combinations of instruments, with this concert alone featuring harp, harpsichord, a selection of ten recorders, four flutes and electronics.

    Since 2013, Airborne Extended has explored these unusual combinations to create a world of new sound and colour. The success of their approach has resulted in a repertoire comprised mainly of commissioned works by living composers from Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan, Mexico and the USA.

    Supported by the Austrian Kulturforum, and brought over by Moving On Music, they will perform in the most advanced acoustic space on the island - Queen's University's Sonic Lab.

    Tickets, priced £8 concession and £12 for general admission, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm, and there will be a pre-concert talk by the Contemporary Music Centre at 7.15pm.

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Martin Kohlstedt

    The Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Composer & pianist Martin Kohlstedt plays Dublin's Unitarian Church on October 27. The young experimental artist, who places an emphasis on leaving composition open to change and failure, blends classical and contemporary electronic & ambient styles, with his first releases being solo piano albums, before gradually introducing electronic instrumentation. This year, he collaborated with the Leipzip Gewandhaus Chorus & its artistic director to create his new piece, Ströme (Currents). 

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

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    King Kong Company

    Opera House

    Cork

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company play a late Cork Opera House show as part of their forthcoming 9-date Irish tour.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 11.30pm.

  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019

    Girl In Red

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Norweigian bedroom pop artist girl in red returns to Dublin to play a 14+ show at The Academy Green Room on October 28.

    Marie Ulven is one of the latest to emerge through social media channels, speaking up on mental health and sexuality with an openness to young fans. She's set to release her second EP this year. Listen to 'Dead Girl in the Pool'.

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of their Hunting High And Low tour, a-ha play a pair of Irish dates, starting at Dublin's 3Arena on October 29.

    Following their 2018 Unplugged tour, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket & Pål Waaktaar-Savoy will be following An Evening With format. The first half of the set will see new, old & some unfamiliar songs, and following an interval, they'll play their 10-track 1985 debut album Hunting High and Low album in running order for the first time since special 2010 shows. This tour celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original version of 'Take On Me', issued in 1984 to sales of just 300. After its rerecording and the iconic video everything changed, and it hit big on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €57.50.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    Swordfishtrombones Revisited - Featuring Nadine Shad, Sarah Blasko, Lisa O'Neill & Dorian Wood

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Following on from his remarkable interpretation of Rain Dogs in 2011, British multi-instrumentalist David Coulter now turns to another major opus by Tom Waits, with an impressive team of musicians and special guests - LA singer and performance artist Dorian Wood, acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah and much-acclaimed folk singer Lisa O’Neill. Presented in association with the Barbican, London and Philharmonie de Paris.

    Released in 1983, Swordfishtrombones marked a new chapter in Tom Waits’ career as he drifted away from the piano jazz club atmospheres to find darker inspirations in the gutter and back alleys of the human soul. This radical change of direction towards experimental rock was one of the musical shocks of the 1980s.

    David Coulter, who worked with Waits on the staged production of The Black Rider, is known for his adventurous sonic explorations, both as a master of the musical saw (Gorillaz, Kronos Quartet, Marianne Faithfull or The Pogues) and as a curator of landmark musical perfomances such as In Dreams - David Lynch revisited, Jim Jarmusch revisited and Double Fantasy live.

    Some of the UK’s finest musicians will be joining David Coulter on stage: Terry Edwards (horns), Dave Okumu(guitar), Steve Nieve (piano), Tom Herbert (bass), SebRochford (drums) and Thomas Bloch (Ondes Martenot).

    Tickets are available from NCH, priced €29.50-€40. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    Loyle Carner

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Hip-hop artist Loyle Carner plays his biggest Irish headline show to date at Vicar Street on October 29. He's released his second album, Not Waving But Drowning, following on from his Mercury & BRIT-nominated debut LP. Watch the video for 'Ottolenghi'.

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

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    As part of their Hunting High And Low tour, a-ha play a pair of Irish dates, the latter at Belfast's SSE Arena on October 30.

    Following their 2018 Unplugged tour, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket & Pål Waaktaar-Savoy will be following An Evening With format. The first half of the set will see new, old & some unfamiliar songs, and following an interval, they'll play their 10-track 1985 debut album Hunting High and Low album in running order for the first time since special 2010 shows. This tour celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original version of 'Take On Me', issued in 1984 to sales of just 300. After its rerecording and the iconic video everything changed, and it hit big on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £49.

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Oscar Jerome

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Neo-soul/jazz singer-songwriter & guitarist Oscar Jerome is set to play the Sound House on October 31.

    Influenced by Gil Scott-Heron, John Martyn, George Benson & the likes, his sincere, spiritual & politically-guided music has seen him develop hugely through the South London scene. Check out 'Do You Really'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €13. Doors open at 7.30pm.

     

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Injury Reserve

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Phoenix rap trio Injury Reserve play Dublin's Academy on October 31.

    A sound that frequently turns on a dime - cold, lo-fi & minimal at one turn, and old-school scratch at another - the trio is comprised of young producer Parker Corey & rappers Stepa J. Groggs & Ritchie With a T. Robert Christgau likes them - listen to their self-titled album

    Tickets cost €17.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Paddy Hanna

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Orchestral pop auteur Paddy Hanna, whose wonderful second album, Frankly, I Mutate, came out last year, headlines the Grand Social on October 31.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    One of the most important acts in the 2-Tone ska movement, The Selecter, have announced a return for their 40th anniversary, performing at Belfast's Limelight 1 on November 1.

    Formed in Coventry in 1979, The Selecter were politically and socially charged by the vocals of rude girl Pauline Black. They were one of the most successful acts of the 2 Tone era despite releasing just 2 albums, with hits like 'On My Radio'. They disbanded in 1981 and split into Pauline Black's Selecter songwriter Neol Davies' Selecter after a reunion in 1991.

    They'll be joined on the night by DJ Rhoda Dakar, best known as the singer for 2 Tone act The Bodysnatchers.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Cassia

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The afrobeat-influenced indie-pop of Cassia play Whelan's on November 1. Reminiscent of early Vampire Weekend & Paul Simon, watch the video for 'Small Spaces'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    One of the fastest-rising singer-songwriters in the game, Gerry Cinnamon, returns to play his biggest Belfast show to date at the SSE Arena on November 1, announced shortly after the selling out of his Custom House Square date in August.

    Off the back of winning several Scottish Alternative Music Awards for self-produced & released debut album Erratic Cinema, Cinnamon has earned an incredible live reputation, selling out his growing shows immediately. Check out the indie folk act live at Glasgow's TRNSMT.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster..

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Joshua Burnside

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    NI Music Prize-winning alt-folk artist Joshua Burnside is set to play Belfast's Empire on November 1 to kick off a lengthy UK & Irish tour. This will doubtlessly be another spellbinder for a man who increasingly speaks as the conscience of a generation growing up in Northern Ireland.

    The former CQAF artist-in-residence recently released the wonderfully capitivating Live at the Elmwood Hall - check out this version of Ephrata closer 'The Good Word'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £14. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Gaye Su Akyol

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    ChoiceCuts bring Turkish surf-laced psych-pop artist Gaye Su Akyol to the Sugar Club on November 1.

    She released her first international album, Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu, in 2016, after growing up in Istanbul with the likes of Selda Bagcan and Cobain as early influences. Check out 'İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir', taken from last year's Consistent Fantasy Is Reality.

    Tickets are available through Sugar Club Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    One of the most important acts in the 2-Tone ska movement, The Selecter, have announced a return for their 40th anniversary, playing The Academy on November 2.

    Formed in Coventry in 1979, The Selecter were politically and socially charged by the vocals of rude girl Pauline Black. They were one of the most successful acts of the 2 Tone era despite releasing just 2 albums, with hits like 'On My Radio'. They disbanded in 1981 and split into Pauline Black's Selecter songwriter Neol Davies' Selecter after a reunion in 1991.

    They'll be joined on the night by DJ Rhoda Dakar, best known as the singer for 2 Tone act The Bodysnatchers.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Daughters

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Having returned last year with their first album in eight years, one of the world's finest noise rock outfits Daughters are set to play the Grand Social on November 2.

    Starting out as a grindcore band, they gradually developed into a more cerebral version of industrially-charged metal & hardcore-influenced noise rock. After three albums, the band broke up in 2010, before they returned with arguably their finest yet, You Wont Get What You Want last year. Watch the making of You Won't Get What You Want.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced €19.80. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Deerhunter

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in 2015, Deerhunter are set to play Whelan’s on November 2nd.

    Back in January, the Bradford Cox-fronted indie rock heroes released their eighth studio album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Watch the video for single ‘Death in Midsummer’.

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

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the fastest-rising singer-songwriters in the game, Gerry Cinnamon, returns to play his biggest Irish show to date at the 3Arena on November 2.

    Off the back of winning several Scottish Alternative Music Awards for self-produced & released debut album Erratic Cinema, Cinnamon has earned an incredible live reputation, selling out his growing shows immediately. Check out the indie folk act live at Glasgow's TRNSMT.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster priced €29.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Joshua Burnside

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    NI Music Prize-winning alt-folk artist Joshua Burnside is set to play Dublin's latest venue, Lost Lane, on November 2. This will doubtlessly be another spellbinder for a man who increasingly speaks as the conscience of a generation growing up in Northern Ireland.

    The former CQAF artist-in-residence recently released the wonderfully capitivating Live at the Elmwood Hall - check out this version of Ephrata closer 'The Good Word'.

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

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Cherym

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    To cap an already-stellar year for the pop-punk trio, Cherym are set to headline upstairs at Whelan's on November 10. Listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £5.50 or £7 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    The Unthanks: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle w/The Bookshop Band

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks return for the second set of Irish shows in 2019. They'll be performing at the National Concert Hall on November 3, inviting us into Emily Brontë's darkly passionate world.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and in keeping with their themed tours, this performance has been commissioned to mark Brontë's 200th birthday, and using her original cabinet piano, Unthanks' composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of her poems into song. These have been recorded by the Unthanks in the Parsonage in Haworth where Emily worked, and released as part 3 of Lines - their trilogy of albums recorded by historic female writers.

    Supporting are The Bookshop Band, formed between a pair of English folk singer-songwriters & multi-award winning independent bookshop Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They write and perform songs directly inspired by books, having released 13 albums featuring many of the authors with whom they've worked.

    Tickets cost €28 from NCH.ie. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    Tropical Fuck Storm

    Upstairs @ Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Austrialian art punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm return to Ireland for the second time this year, playing upstairs at Limerick's Dolan's on November 3, following the release of new album Braindrops.

    They feature two members of the wonderful The Drones, pushing their more dischordant streak to its logical frayed end. Their debut album, A Laughing Death in Meatspace came out at the end of 2018 - watch the video for 'You Let My Tyres Down'.

    Tickets cost €14 from Dolans. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    The Unthanks: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle w/The Bookshop Band

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks return for the second set of Irish shows in 2019. They'll be performing at Cork Opera House on November 4, inviting us into Emily Brontë's darkly passionate world.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and in keeping with their themed tours, this performance has been commissioned to mark Brontë's 200th birthday, and using her original cabinet piano, Unthanks' composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of her poems into song. These have been recorded by the Unthanks in the Parsonage in Haworth where Emily worked, and released as part 3 of Lines - their trilogy of albums recorded by historic female writers.

    Supporting are The Bookshop Band, formed between a pair of English folk singer-songwriters & multi-award winning independent bookshop Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They write and perform songs directly inspired by books, having released 13 albums featuring many of the authors with whom they've worked.

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

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    Tropical Fuck Storm

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Austrialian art punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm return to Ireland for the second time this year at Whelan's on November 4, following the release of new album Braindrops.

    They feature two members of the wonderful The Drones, pushing their more dischordant streak to its logical frayed end. Their debut album, A Laughing Death in Meatspace came out at the end of 2018 - watch the video for 'You Let My Tyres Down'.

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

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    Marc Rebillet

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of his Comeback Tour, following a recent Tivoli show, comical Dallas improvised electronic musician Marc Rebillet plays Vicar Street.

    He began with Youtube videos in 2016, which ultimately went viral. Live shows began to take place in 2017, before he spread internationally with his acclaimed high-energy improvised live show, which rarely repeats a trick. He uses looping technology to layer vocals, percussion & keys, leaning into comedy, hip-hop & house. His debut LP came out last year, followed by Loop Daddy I & II EPs. Check out his channel for more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €25.10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    05
    Nov
    2019

    Sheer Mag

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    The absolutely irresistable Sheer Mag are set to return to Dublin at loooong last, on November 5.

    The Philadelphia power-punk quartet are back with their second album, A Distant Call, a more personal, conceptual work from frontwoman Tina Halladay. Check out their retromancing new single 'Blood From A Stone'.

    Tickets are priced at a ridiculously reasonable €15.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    The longest-serving and last Fall lineup, Imperial Wax are set to play a run of Irish shows, playing the Sound House on November 6.

    These dates fall on the back of the release of their debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs. Check out their single 'No Man's Land'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €14. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Aurora

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ethereal Nordic pop artist Aurora headlines the Olympia on November 6.

    Originally from Bergen, she's emerging as part of the ethereal wave that Scandinavia has made its stock-in-trade in recent years. Check out 'The Seed'.

    Tickets cost €29.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Priests

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    DC post-punk-turned-alt. pop outfit Priests are set to headline the Grand Social on November 6.

    Starting out in 2012, they released a series of DIY EPs on their own Sister Polygon Records, undergoing constant permutation and subverting macho punk convention. Most recently, they put out The Seduction of Kansas, which takes their work into most polished territory - dance-punk with a capitalist critique. Watch the video for 'The Seduction of Kansas'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16.50.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    One of the comedy world's brightest talents, the self-deprecating James Acaster, plays a 3-night stint at Whelan's from November 7-9.

    Earlier in 2018, Netflix commissioned a set of four specials called Repertoire, and this current tour will be titled Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, for the alleged following reason: 

    "One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bitof it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show."

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €21.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    On the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album, Burn My EyesMachine Head are set to play Belfast's Telegraph Building on November 7.

    Following up on their An Evening With... series, this show will be comprised of 2 parts. Firstly, they're to play a set of their more modern tunes featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn & bassist Jared MacEachern alongside two TBA members. Part 2 will see the Bay Area act's Burn My Eyes played in its entirety, featuring the original lineup rounded out by drummer Chris Kontos & guitarist Logan Mader. Watch the video for 'Davidian'.

     Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    The longest-serving and last Fall lineup, Imperial Wax are set to play a run of Irish shows, playing the Kasbah Social Club on November 7.

    These dates fall on the back of the release of their debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs. Check out their single 'No Man's Land'.

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imogen Heap w/Guy Sigsworth & Frou Frou

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Tech innovator & award-winning artist Imogen Heap brings her first tour in eight years to Dublin's Vicar Street on November 7.

    This is set to launch the blockchain-reliant Mycelia's 'Creative Passport' - which draws together a decentralised version of the music industry, featuring content creators, fans & beyond. What exactly this means beyond media jargon remains to been seen, but she'll be joined by the reformed Frou Frou with Guy Sigswith.

    Tickets cost €40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Eve Belle

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Donegal's Eve Belle returns to Dublin for a show at the Sound House on November 7, following the release of her new The Fine Line Between Brave and Stupid. Check out 'Cutthroat'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play their biggest Dublin headline show to date at The Button Factory on November 7 as part of a four date Irish tour. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Tickets are available here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Snow Patrol

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    For this year's Northern Ireland Music Prize ceremony, the Ulster Hall sees a headline performance from Snow Patrol, as they're honoured with the Oh Yeah Legend Award. More bands will perform, with awards given out for Best Album, Best Single, and Best Live Act.

    Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall.

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    The Tallest Man On Earth

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his first album in four years, Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth plays Vicar Street on November 8.

    It's called I Love You. It's A Fever Dream., and was written, performed, produced & engineered by the singer-songwriter almost exclusively in his Brooklyn apartment.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    On the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album, Burn My EyesMachine Head are set to play the Olympia Theatre on November 8.

    Following up on their An Evening With... series, this show will be comprised of 2 parts. Firstly, they're to play a set of their more modern tunes featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn & bassist Jared MacEachern alongside two TBA members. Part 2 will see the Bay Area act's Burn My Eyes played in its entirety, featuring the original lineup rounded out by drummer Chris Kontos & guitarist Logan Mader. Watch the video for 'Davidian'.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Cautious Clay

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Cleveland-born RnB artist Cautious Clay plays the Sound House on November 8. Watch the video for 'Cold War'.

    Tickets cost €14.95 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play their biggest Cork headline show to date at Cyprus Avenue on November 8 as part of a four date Irish tour. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    The Speakeasy Bar

    Belfast

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    The longest-serving and last Fall lineup, Imperial Wax are set to play a run of Irish shows, finishing up at Belfast's Speakeasy Bar on November 9.

    These dates fall on the back of the release of their debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs. Check out their single 'No Man's Land'.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Feet

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Young Coventry outfit Feet are set to play Dublin's Sound House on November 9. Watch the video for 'Ad Blue'.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play a hometown show at Limerick's Dolans on November 9 as part of a four date Irish tour. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Tebi Rex

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    One of our 19 for '19, Maynooth hip-hop duo Tebi Rex make their first appearance in some time at Lost Lane on November 9.

    This date follows the release of their conceptual debut album, The Young Will Eat The Old, which features guest performances from spoken word artist Natalya O'Flaherty & Local Boy. 

    Tickets, priced €16.45, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Landless

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Unaccompanied four-part vocal harmony group Landless perform in Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on November 9 as part of their Autumn/Winter tour.

    Their debut album, Bleaching Bones, out on Humble Serpent Records, was in our top 10 albums of 2018 for good reason. If you want a sample, check them out Live in St. Joseph's Church, Sailortown, Belfast.

    Tickets are available from Billetto, priced €15. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Crilli Drum & Bass Presents: Breakage

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    International jungle heavyweight Breakage plays the Menagerie on November 9 for Crilli Drum and Bass.

    His first EP came out through Reinforced Records in 2009, over the years remixing the likes of Massive Attack, Underworld & Flying Lotus, and collaborating with Burial, Roots Manuva & Rodigan. Rooted in jungle & d'n'b, he stays rootsy, based on his dub milieu. Check him out on Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from £7. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Fat Freddy's Drop

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of the tour for their latest album, New Zealand seven piece Fat Freddy's Drop play Vicar Street on November 10.

    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.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Lizzo

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising R&B star Lizzo plays the Olympia as part of her Cuz I Love You Too tour on November 10. Her live show is an incredible blend of self-celebration, soul & sass - watch the 80s retromancy of 'Juice'.

    Tickets cost €39.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to round out their four date Irish tour with a show at Galway's Roisin Dubh on November 10. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Tickets are available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Cherym

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    To cap an already-stellar year for the pop-punk trio, Cherym are set to headline upstairs at Whelan's on November 10. Listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Oshun

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Hip-hop & soul duo Oshun play the Grand Social on November 10. Listen to 'We're Yung'.

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

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Funk-laden jazz fusion outfit Snarky Puppy headline the Ulster Hall on November 11 as part of the tour for new album, Immigrance.

    Formed in 2003 by bassist & composer Michael League, the band emerged from the University of North Texas' Jazz Studies program. They, alongside Vulfeck, have spearheaded a resurgence in a form of genre fusion that holds danceability alongside musicianship. Check out the first track to come from Immigrance, 'Xavi'.

    Tickets are priced £35 and available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019

    Tinariwen

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Saharan desert blues heroes Tinariwen will make their long-awaited return to Dublin at the end of the year.

    Formed in 1979, they've released nine albums over the last 18 years, the group will return to play The Olympia Theatre on Monday, November 11. They last played a headline show in the city in 2009, and are an unmissable live prospect, formed by Tuareg exiles and political rebels - a rarely-seen genuine protest band who've inspired both politically and musically. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €33.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Funk-laden jazz fusion outfit Snarky Puppy headline Dublin's Olympia Theatre on November 12 as part of the tour for new album, Immigrance.

    Formed in 2003 by bassist & composer Michael League, the band emerged from the University of North Texas' Jazz Studies program. They, alongside Vulfeck, have spearheaded a resurgence in a form of genre fusion that holds danceability alongside musicianship. Check out the first track to come from Immigrance, 'Xavi'.

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

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    She Drew The Gun w/Peaness

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Hypnotically-charged psych-pop artist She Drew The Gun is set to play Voodoo on November 13 as part of her Trouble Everyday tour.

    Loaded with impassioned social resistance, watch the video for 'Resister', from new album Revolution of Mind.

    Support comes from woozy indie-rockers Peaness  - check out 'Breakfast'.

    Tickets cost £12 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Foy Vance

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Foy Vance plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on November 13 following the release of two new albums this year, From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis.

    He debuted in 2000 with the Blueprints EP. His second album, 2013's Joy Of Nothing won the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and worked with Ben Affleck on recent film Live By Night. His dual release are companion pieces, paying homage to the soul & Americana that has influenced his writing.

    Tickets are priced from €28, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Eddie Izzard Presents Wunderbar

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Five years on from his last mammoth tour, Force MajeureEddie Izzard brings new comedy set Wunderbar to the Olympia from November 14-16. 

    With a more personal show that delves into his presumably surreal views on life, love, history & his 'theory of the universe', ahead of the time he's promised to leave comedy to take up more political duties.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Foy Vance

    Concert Hall

    Limerick

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    Singer-songwriter Foy Vance plays Limerick Concert Hall on November 14 following the release of two new albums this year, From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis.

    He debuted in 2000 with the Blueprints EP. His second album, 2013's Joy Of Nothing won the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and worked with Ben Affleck on recent film Live By Night. His dual release are companion pieces, paying homage to the soul & Americana that has influenced his writing.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Agnostic Front, The Take, Barrick Buster & Sex Hardcore

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Godfathers of New York hardcore Agnostic Front come to Belfast to celebrate 35 years of their classic debut, Victim In Pain. They play the Palm House on November 14.

    New York band The TakeBarrick Buster and Sex Hardcore all support.

    Early bird tickets cost £10, second tier are £12 from WeGotTickets, and it's £15 on the door.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, kicking off at Cork's Cyprus Avenue on November 14.

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Fatherson

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Brooding Scottish alternative trio Fatherson return to Ireland, playing the former of two dates at Belfast's Voodoo on November 14. The outfit formed in Kilmarnock out of school, and have their third album, Sum of All Your Parts, out now, longlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. Check out 'Ghost'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £14. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Kate Tempest

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of her acclaimed new album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, artist, poet, novelist & playwright is finally set to return to Ireland, playing Vicar Street on November 15.

    Having collaborated long-term with Dan Carey, they extended their circle to this time include the legendary Rick Rubin. Check out 'Firesmoke'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    The Wood Burning Savages

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Anthemic, establishment-bothering Derry art-rock quartet and all-round live unit The Wood Burning Savages headline the Ulster Sports Club on November 15. They won last year's NI Music Prize for both Best Album & Live Act - watch the video for 'I Don't Know Why I Do It To Myself'.

    Tickets cost £11 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    Dolans

    Limerick

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, playing Dolans on November 15. 

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Fatherson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Brooding Scottish alternative trio Fatherson return to Ireland, playing the latter of two dates at Dublin's Sound House on November 15. The outfit formed in Kilmarnock out of school, and have their third album, Sum of All Your Parts, out now, longlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. Check out 'Ghost'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €14. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Great White Lies Album Launch

    Regional Cultural Centre

    Letterkenny

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    Jazz, soul & pop-influenced project of songwriter & vocalist Siobhán Shiels, Great White Lies, launch their debut album Chrysalis with a performance at Letterkenny's Regional Cultural Centre on November 15. Their always-engaging, politically charged, idiosyncratic genre fusion will be accompanied by light installations on the night.

    Tickets cost €12 (or €10 concession) from the RCC. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Gypsies On The Autobahn

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new album SuspendedGypsies On The Autobahn headline the Button Factory on November 15. Check them out on Youtube.

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

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Daithí

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Galway-based electronic producer Daithí is set to play a headline full band show at Cyprus Avenue on November 15.

    The pop experimentalist has managed to combine seemingly disparate elements - field recordings, house music, old Irish music, analog synths and trad - into his unmistakable singular output. His live show is largely improvised, whereby he spontaneously creates dance music with looped fiddle, synths and drum machines - this time expanding to live acoustic & electronic performance.

    He last year collaborated with genre-spanning Irish artists to great success - check it out here - and used a recording of his elderly grandmother in a hugely successful single, 'Mary Keane's Introduction' last year.

    Tickets cost €15 from Old Oak & Cyprus Avenue. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Thumper

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Mega-tight live unit Thumper bring their psych-tinged indie rock to the Grand Social on November 15. 

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

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    King Kong Company

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company play Belfast's Palm House in what will be a thrilling, light-heavy party on November 15.

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

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced from £16.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    The Wood Burning Savages

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Anthemic, establishment-bothering Derry art-rock quartet and all-round live unit The Wood Burning Savages headline upstairs at Whelan's on November 16. They won last year's NI Music Prize for both Best Album & Live Act - watch the video for 'I Don't Know Why I Do It To Myself'.

     

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

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Belfast's Duncairn in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 16.

    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 are available here, priced £18.15. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, playing Dublin's Button Factory on November 16. 

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Why. Gigs Presents: Cherym

    The AOH

    Derry

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    To cap an already-stellar year for the pop-punk trio, Cherym are set to make a headline return to Derry's AOH on November 16. Listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

    Tickets cost £6.32 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Dundalk's Spirit Store in the first 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 €26.50 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, playing Belfast's Empire on November 17. 

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

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

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Cass McCombs

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the world's finest singer-songwriters Cass McCombs returns to Dublin, playing the Button Factory on November 19.

    Blending classic songwriting with a contemporary progressive lyrical style and no fear of genre-spanning, McCombs stands head and shoulders above many of his peers. His ninth album, Tip of the Sphere, came out in February, earning high scores from everywhere that matters, including Uncut's album of the month. The show also follows the release of Toy Fabels, his debut book of poetry in October. Check out his recent KEXP Session.

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

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    The Mountain Goats

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Cult indie folk rock act The Mountain Goats are set to return to the Button Factory on November 20.

    Formed initally in the early '90s as a lo-fi solo project for singer-songwriter John Darnielle's eccentric and often emotionally charged sensibilities, the Mountain Goats turned into a full band, developing a more polished sound around the turn of the century. This show follows the release of their 'partial rock opera' In League With Dragons, which self-describes as pioneering the new genre, 'dragon noir'. Listen to their early classic, 'The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton'.

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

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Ghost w/All Them Witches & Tribulation

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following a successful slot supporting Metallica at Slane, anthemic successors to Kiss, Ghost play the 3Arena on November 20 as part of their Ultimate Tour Named Death.

    They've recently released new albu Prequelle, which was broadly acclaimed, from the Grammys to Kerrang & Metal Hammer. The band feature personas, and have invented full back-stories through their webseries. Watch the video for 'Dance Macabre'.

    Support comes from stoner/bluesy rock outfit All Them Witches and blackened Swedish death metallers Tribulation.

    Tickets cost €55.5o from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Dolans Warehouse

    Limerick

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Dolans Warehouse in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 20.

    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.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Sorcha Richardson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Power-pop singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson accompanies her debut album with a show at Whelan's on November 20. Blending garage & indie rock, electro-pop, her music is impossibly infectious - check out the video for 'Don't Talk About It'.

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

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Elder Island

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    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

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    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
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    23
    Nov
    2019

    Girl Band

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Spinn

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    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

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    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
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    24
    Nov
    2019

    Liam Gallagher

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Robert Forster

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

    Jay Som

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Dream-pop singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som is set to play the Workman's Club on November 27.

    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.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Skepta

    Jam Park

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Steve Mason

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Julia Jacklin w/Angie McMahon

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin is set to play the Button Factory on November 28. 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

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    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

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    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.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
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    30
    Nov
    2019

    Bell X1 Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Whitney

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Academy

    Dublin

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    Atlanta hip-hop artist J.I.D is set to play his biggest Irish headline show at the Academy on December 3. 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.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    John Sheahan - A Dubliner's 80th Birthday Celebration

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    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

    Fontaines D.C.

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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 - 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.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Andrew Combs

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019

    Primal Scream

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    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

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    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
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    10
    Dec
    2019

    Clairo

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    11
    Dec
    2019

    Hozier w/Freya Ridings

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Fangclub

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    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

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    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
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    14
    Dec
    2019

    HamsandwicH

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    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
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    14
    Dec
    2019

    Villagers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    The Blades

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    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

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    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.

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    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.

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019

    Otherkin

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

     

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    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

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    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

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    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
    28
    Dec
    2019

    The Dublin Legends

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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
    04
    Jan
    2020

    Lankum

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Dublin's Vicar Street on January 4, 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
    11
    Jan
    2020

    Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Lee Fields & The Expressions

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    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.

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

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    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.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    The Teskey Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    Amigo The Devil

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Isobel Campbell

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    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
    08
    Feb
    2020

    (Sandy) Alex G

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    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

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    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.

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020
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    11
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    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
    25
    Feb
    2020

    The Growlers

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Sleater-Kinney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Editors

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The 1975

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    The Bay Strikes Back: Testament, Exodus & Death Angel

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Jon Hopkins

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    The Stunning

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Laurie Anderson

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Blade Runner Live

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    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

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    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
    03
    May
    2020

    Bon Iver

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver is set to return to Dublin. Having last played the venue back in 2012, the Wisconsin artist and his band will play 3Arena on 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.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
    Wed
    27
    May
    2020

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

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

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020

    Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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    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.

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020

    Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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