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  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

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

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

    Ash w/Indoor Pets

    Cyprus Avenue Cork

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    Downpatrick-born trio Ash embark on their Teenage Wildlife tour, marking the release of their 25 year-spanning compilation, hitting every major Irish spot along the way. They kick off at Cork's Cyprus Avenue on April 9. They released their eighth album, Islands, in 2018 - check out their breakthrough tune 'Kung Fu'.

    Supporting are Kent pop outfit Indoor Pets.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    Snoop Dogg

    The SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Following a sold out Button Factory show, acoustic trad-cum-metal quartet The Scratch have announced a headline date at the Academy on April 10. Watch the video for recent single 'God Slap'.

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

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    Wastefellow

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Dublin psychedelic electronic glitch auteur Wastefellow brings his brain-melting live A/V show to Lost Lane on April 10, where he'll debut material from forthcoming project Displacement Maps. Watch the video for his wonderful 'On The Dry'.

    Tickets are priced €7-€10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    Ash w/Indoor Pets

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Downpatrick-born trio Ash embark on their Teenage Wildlife tour, marking the release of their 25 year-spanning compilation, hitting every major Irish spot along the way. They play Limerick's Dolans on April 10. They released their most recent, eighth album, Islands, in 2018 - check out their breakthrough tune 'Kung Fu'.

    Supporting are Kent pop outfit Indoor Pets.

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

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Irish acoustic trad-cum-metal quartet The Scratch have announced a headline date at Belfast's Limelight 2, following on from their packed Voodoo date in 2019. Watch the video for recent single 'God Slap'.

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

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020

    Ash w/Indoor Pets

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Downpatrick-born trio Ash embark on their Teenage Wildlife tour, marking the release of their 25 year-spanning compilation, hitting every major Irish spot along the way. They play Galway's Roisin Dubh on April 11. They released their most recent, eighth album, Islands, in 2018 - check out their breakthrough tune 'Kung Fu'.

    Supporting are Kent pop outfit Indoor Pets.

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

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020

    Autre Monde

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    New wave indie quartet Autre Monde play The Workman's Club on April 11, launching their debut album, The Imaginary Museum. Check out third single 'Brain Upon Your Pillow'.

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

  • Sun
    12
    Apr
    2020

    Föllakzoid

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    U:mack bring trance-inducing electronic & krautrock-fusing duo Föllakzoid to Whelan's on  April 12.

    Forming over a decade ago in Santiago, Chile, the band have blending the ancient, ritualistic music of the Andes with contemporary psychedelia & technology, forming a deeply transcendent live show. Their fourth album, I, came out in 2019 through Sacred Bones.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €20. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Irish acoustic trad-cum-metal quartet The Scratch play Cyprus Avenue on April 17. Watch the video for recent single 'God Slap'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020

    Sorcha Richardson

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Power-pop singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson headlines the Button Factory on April 17, following the release of her Choice Music Prize-nominated album, First Prize Bravery. Blending garage & indie rock, electro-pop, her music is impossibly infectious - check out the video for 'Honey'.

    Tickets cost €19.85 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020

    God Is An Astronaut

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Electronic & post-rock quartet God Is An Astronaut play the Academy on April 17 as part of their All Is Violent, All Is Bright tour.

    Formed by Wicklow twins Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002, the act have proven an increasing depth of scope as their discography progresses. This tour sees them celebrate the 15th anniversary of their second album All Is Violent, All Is Bright by playing it in its entirety.

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

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020

    Junk Drawer Album Launch w/The Bonk & Big Daisy

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Instrument-swapping Northern Irish indie rock/psych/krautrock/post-punk influenced quartet Junk Drawer release their debut LP Ready For The House via Art For Blind Records on April 24. The hometown launch is set to take place at the Black Box on Friday They recently won the NI Music Prize for Best Single 2019 for the Silver Jews-recalling 'Year of the Sofa'. 

    Supporting are one of Ireland's most hypnotic live acts, the incomparable, jazz & garage-influenced The Bonk - check out recent single 'May Feign' - and Problem Patterns' Ciara King-fronted noise-pop quartet Big Daisy - check out debut single 'Go Outside'.

    Admission costs £6 in advance - from the Black Box - £8 on the night, or £20 for LP & admission. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020

    Hinds

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Madrid garage rock/pop outfit Hinds play Dublin's Grand Social on April 18.

    Originally named Deers and formed in 2011, they were picked on early on for their hugely promising demos. A name change to Hinds followed and they've now released two albums. Check out the video for 'Riding Solo'.

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

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020

    Bicep [Live]

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Arguably most consistently acclaimed live electronic act of the last few years, dance duo Bicep return to Belfast to play the Telegraph Building on April 18.

    The progressive house duo released their debut album in 2017, resulting in constant sellout performances across the world, accompanied by stellar visuals.

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

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020

    Dublin Is Sound (All Ages Show): Soulé, Junior Brother, Gemma Dunleavy & Extravision

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Presented by Nialler9 & Seven Quarters, Dublin Is Sound is a 14+ event at Lost Lane on April 18. Performing is upbeat electro-pop artist & Choice Music Prize Song nominee Soulé - check out 'Love Tonight' - alternative folk singer-songwriter & Choice Music Prize album nominee Junior Brother - watch the video for 'Big House' - R&B-pop act Gemma Dunleavy - check out 'Better 4 U' - and Dublin post-punk trio Extravision - check them out on Bandcamp

    Tickets are priced from €10 on Eventbrite. Doors open at 12.30pm, with the show running from 1pm-4.30pm.

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020

    God Is An Astronaut

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Electronic & post-rock quartet God Is An Astronaut play Belfast's Limelight 1 on April 19 as part of their All Is Violent, All Is Bright tour.

    Formed by Wicklow twins Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002, the act have proven an increasing depth of scope as their discography progresses. This tour sees them celebrate the 15th anniversary of their second album All Is Violent, All Is Bright by playing it in its entirety.

    Support comes from experimental rock quartet Blue Whale, and we'll be on DJ duties.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at £21.80. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2020

    The Unthanks - Unaccompanied

    University Concert Hall

    Limerick

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks return to Ireland to perform two special dates which will put the spotlight on their unschooled, deeply intuitive sense of harmony as they perform without accompaniment. They play Limerick's UCH on April 22.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and each tour tends to be themed - the last featuring Emily Brontë's original cabinet piano. Check them out playing 'Magpie'.

    Tickets are available from UCH, priced €25.

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020

    Cocaine Piss

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Thrashy Belgian garage-punks Cocaine Piss play The Workman's Club on April 23. Watch the video for 'Happiness'.

    Tickets cost €12.80 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020

    The Unthanks - Unaccompanied

    The Pavilion Theatre

    Dun Laoghaire

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks return to Ireland to perform two special dates which will put the spotlight on their unschooled, deeply intuitive sense of harmony as they perform without accompaniment. They play Dun Laoghaire's Pavilion Theatre on April 24.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and each tour tends to be themed - the last featuring Emily Brontë's original cabinet piano. Check them out playing 'Magpie'.

    Tickets are available from The Pavilion Theatre, priced €28.

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Irish acoustic trad-cum-metal quartet The Scratch play Galway's Roisin Dubh on April 24. Watch the video for recent single 'God Slap'.

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020

    The Mary Wallopers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dundalk traditional balladeering trio featuring the Hendy Brothers of TPM fame, The Mary Wallopers, play their biggest headline show to date at Whelan's on April 24. Check them out on the Tommy Tiernan show playing 'Cod Liver Oil & The Orange Juice'.

    Tickets, priced €15, are available from WAV Tickets.

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    Confidence Man

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Australian dance-pop act Confidence Man play Vicar Street on April 25, following a venue upgrade from the Button Factory.

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Irish acoustic trad-cum-metal quartet The Scratch play Limerick's Dolans on April 25. Watch the video for recent single 'God Slap'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    Marcus Woods

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Dublin producer Marcus Woods plays his first Whelan's headliner on April 25. Fusing ambient, trap & post-club music, he's influenced by the likes of James Blake, Burial, Blank Banshee and more. Check out 'Ukiyo'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Whelan's, priced €12.50. 

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    DIY LK: Just Mustard, Larry & Trick Mist

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    One of the finest bills put together by DIY LK to date is a collaboration with Dundalk label Pizza Pizza Records, set to take place on April 25. Fast-rising Dundalk trip-hop-influenced noiseniks Just Mustard headline - watch the video for 'Seven'.

    Supporting are Dundalk indie rock trio Larry share the bill - listen to their debut album, recorded by Steve Albini - and one of Ireland's most singular artists electronic, Cork-based Trick Mist, whose debut album also deserved its place on our Irish Albums of the Year. Listen to his wonderful debut album, Both Ends.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

     

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2020

    Carl Stone w/Jane Deasy

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    One of the pioneers of live computer music, Carl Stone has been hailed as the "king of sampling". He's set to play the Sound House on Eden Quay on April 26.

    Using computers in live performance since 1986, the groundbreaking artist was born in LA, studying composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney, composing electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. Even last year saw his two albums make best-of lists from the likes of The Wire & Bandcamp. Check out Shibucho.

    Supporting is Irish composer Jane Teasy, who works across theatre, radio & installations. You can check out a sample here.

    Admission costs €15 from Billetto. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2020

    Kate Tempest

    The Abbey Theatre

    Dublin

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    Artist, poet, novelist & playwright returns to Dublin, performing live at the Abbey Theatre on April 26 in a special spoken word performance.

    Having collaborated long-term with Dan Carey, they extended their circle to this time include the legendary Rick Rubin on 2019 LP The Book of Traps and Lessons. Check out 'Firesmoke'.

    Tickets cost €28 & €35 from The Abbey Theatre.

  • Wed
    29
    Apr
    2020

    Ian William Craig & Rachael Lavelle

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Enthusiastic Eunuch brings critics' favourite, Edmonton, Canada's Ian William Craig to Dublin for his first ever Irish show, when he plays Bello Bar on May 10.

    His latest album, Centres, was released through Fat Cat Records last year. A swirling melding of drone, manipulated drones, ambient shoegaze and noise-pop, synth & tape-hissed textures, it earned a lot of love from Wire and The Quietus. While Centres is closer to the world of pop than its predecessors, it remains firmly on the outskirts, seemingly commenting on and wearing today's popular conventions as another flesh-suit to further Craig's own art. Listen to it here.

    Hotly-tipped performer Rachael Lavelle is also set to play. Check her music - which blends piano with electronic sound design, and a pointed sense of humour - out on Soundcloud

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

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    GoGo Penguin

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    GoGo Penguin are set to play the Black Box for the Out To Lunch festival on April 30.

    The Manchester-based jazz trio comprise pianist Chris Illingsworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Blending acoustics and electronics, they incorporated glitchy, gaming soundtrack sounds with rock, jazz and minimalism, earning a nomination for a Mercury in 2014, and recently toured their own score to Koyaanisqatsi. Here they are live from Old Granada Studios.

    Tickets cost £17 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    The Districts

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    The Districts play the Workman's Club on April 30, following the release of new album You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere. Check out 'Hey Jo'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    Jake Xerxes Fussell w/Thomas McCarthy

    The Cobblestone

    Dublin

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    North Carolina singer & guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell is set to play what will be an incredibly night of roots music at the Cobblestone for Enthusiastic Eunuch on April 30. 

    Son of Fred C. Fussell - a folklorist, curator & photographer who took the young Jake in tow across the Southeast, documenting traditional vernacular culture, including recording blues & old-time musicians. This led Jake into music - check out his latest KEXP session.

    Supporting is Thomas McCarthy.

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

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    Warmduscher

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Freak art-rock supergroup Warmduscher play the Ulster Sports Club on April 30 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

    Featuring members of The Fat White Family, Insecure Men, Childhood & Paranoid London, they've recently released their excellent second album Whale City. Watch the video for '1000 Whispers'. 

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

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    Johnny Marr

    Festival Marquee, Custom House Square

    Belfast

    Smiths/Modest Mouse/Cribs guitarist & solo artist in his own right Johnny Marr kicks off Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival at the Marquee on April 30.

    One of the most influential British guitarists in history, has most recently released third solo album Call The Comet. Watch the video for 'Hi Hello'.

    Tickets are priced £25 plus booking fees, here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    The Lone Bellow

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    Nathaniel Rateliff

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Soulful, rootsy Colorado storyteller Nathaniel Rateliff plays the Olympia Theatre in a special seated show on May 1.

    Developing a following early on in the Denver community as a folk-pop hero, he'll perform to his fullest range, both stripped back and with full band accompaniment. Expect music from across his entire back catalogue, including his new LP on Stax.

    Supporting is Gregory Alan Isakov.

    Tickets are priced €41.70, available from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    DJ Format, Pete Brady (Superfly) and Chris Caul (Dirty Fingers)

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

    The wonderful DJ Format is set to play the Ulster Sports Club on May 1 as part of CQAF 2020.

    Seen as a grown up producer/beatmaker who's spent too long digging for bafflingly scarce records to play, sample, and make you dance. His five artist albums, featuring rap heavyweights like Edan, Mr Lif, Phill Most Chill, Jurassic 5, and of course long-time collaborator, Abdominal, have been called some of the highpoints in UK hip hop. 

    His skill in compiling albums and crafting mixtapes has seen him enlisted by the good people at FabricLive, Fania, and BBE, for block party business, Latin funk bombs, and heavy psych sessions, respectively. More recently, a string of cut ‘n’ paste 45s have kept his name in DJs’ boxes. These megamix tributes to the likes of James Brown, Kool & The Gang, and The Meters, are as funky as they were labour-intensive to put together.

    Tickets are available from CQAF, priced £15. Things run from 10.30pm-3am.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Lanterns On The Lake

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Leif Vollebekk

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    RRIC Present: Creepy Future, Soft On Crime & Johnson

    Bloody Mary's

    Dublin

    Retro Revival Indie Club hosts a bill at Bloody Mary's on South William Street on May 2, headlined by Creepy Future. Sharing the bill is Dublin power-pop trio Soft On Crime - check out the retro power of their debut EP - and Johnson.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    John Grant

    Festival Marquee

    Belfast

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    Art-pop & nu-disco master John Grant plays Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Marquee on May 3, in a show that marks ten years since his debut LP Queen of Denmark, and will see him perform as a duo.

    Evolving with even more of the fizzing synths he's been incorporating, new album Love Is Magic was a collaborative effort with analogue synth expert Benge. Check out the video for the title track, 'Love Is Magic'.

    Tickets cost £25 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2020

    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 May 4th - rescheduled from their November date.

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

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

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2020

    Lucy Dacus

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus is set to play the Limelight 2 on May 5, following her acclaimed second album, Historian, and the collaborative boygenius EP with Phoebe Bridgers & Julien Baker. Watch her playing 'Night Shift' live at Austin City Limits.

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

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2020

    Chatham County Line

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    North Carolinan trio Chatham County Line are set to play the Grand Social on May 5.

    The acoustic act have released seven studio albums, and have recently released a covers album, featuring the likes of Wilco, Beck, John Lennon & Tom Petty. This date coincides with the release of new album Strange Fascination. Check them out live at Red Rocks

    Tickets cost €18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2020

    Jake Xerxes Fussell

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    North Carolina singer & guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell is set to play what will be an incredible night of roots music at McHugh's on May 5.

    Son of Fred C. Fussell - a folklorist, curator & photographer who took the young Jake in tow across the Southeast, documenting traditional vernacular culture, including recording blues & old-time musicians. This led Jake into music - check out his latest KEXP session.

    Tickets are available from CQAF, priced £10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2020

    The Handsome Family

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2020

    Lucy Dacus

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus is set to play The Button Factory on May 6, following her acclaimed second album, Historian, and the collaborative boygenius EP with Phoebe Bridgers & Julien Baker. Watch her playing 'Night Shift' live at Austin City Limits.

    Tickets are priced €22.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2020

    Kitt Philippa/Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail Present 'Borders' w/The Ulster Orchestra

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    On May 6, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival holds a double-bill of the foremost artists of this generation at the Ulster Hall. Experimental pop singer-songwriter Kitt Philippa released their debut album Human in October to huge acclaim, along with its three singles being nominated for the NI Music Prize. Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra won the 2019 NI Music Prize for Best Album in Borders - an electro-acoustic soundscape accompanied by beautiful visuals - will perform the A/V show in its entirety.

    Accompaniment on the night comes from the Ulster Orchestra.

    Tickets are available here, priced £15. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    Anna Burch

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Jangle-pop artist Anna Burch plays the Sound House on May 8. Check out the video for 'With You Every Day' from album Quit The Curse.

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

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    DMA's

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Aussie Britpop revivalists DMA's are set to play the Academy on May 8, following the release of third album, The Glow. Listen to new single 'Life Is A Game Of Changing'.

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

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    The Pale

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Long-established North Dublin outfit The Pale play Whelan's on May 8 as part of their 30th Anniversary tour. This follows last year's Merciful Hour album. 

    The band will be playing music from across their vast back catalogue, which started in Dublin's Northside in 1990, cutting their teeth on Grafton Street's busking scene alongside the likes of Kila, Paddy Casey, Mic Christopher & Glen Hansard - watch the video for 'Dogs With No Tails' from their first run, back in 1992. 

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

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    Mad Professor Dubs Massive Attack's Mezzanine

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    As part of London's All Points East festival in May, Mad Professor was asked by Massive Attack to perform a dub Mezzanine show. It's set to be performed at The Sugar Club on Friday 8th May.

    A 2 hour show in two parts, featuring both his Mezzanine show, as well as the Mad Professor live Dub show featuring classics from throughout his 40 year career and other dub reggae classics.  This is Mad Professor’s first Dublin show of any kind since 2014, and will feature a guest vocalist from his legendary Ariwa label. 

    Supporting is Enda of Dublin's Firehouse Skank.

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

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Bambara

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Amy Montgomery

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Globe-trotting live phenomenon & 2019 Best Newcomer nominee at the NI Music Prize, the soulful, roots-pop artist Amy Montgomery headlines the Ulster Sports Club on May 9. Check out 'Tree Song'.

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

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Anna Burch

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Jangle-pop artist Anna Burch comes to Belfast's McHugh's on May 9 for the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, in association with Strange Victory. Check out the video for 'With You Every Day' from album Quit The Curse.

    Tickets are available from CQAF, priced £10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Richard Hawley

    Festival Marquee, Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Veteran songsmith Richard Hawley plays Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Festival Marquee, closing out this year's event on May 9. This follows the release of his ninth album, Further.

    As well as a brief stint in Pulp, Hawley is largely known for his work in The Longpigs, and over two decades of work as a solo artist. 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 £25, are available here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2020

    Hayley Mary

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Frontwoman of The Jezabels Hayley Mary is set to play Workman's Club on May 10. Check out 'The Piss, The Perfume', from her debut EP.

    Tickets, priced €15, are available here

  • Mon
    11
    May
    2020
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    12
    May
    2020

    The Road To The Great Escape

    Various Venues

    Dublin

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    On the cusp of Brighton festival, showcase & conference The Great Escape, Dublin holds its own The Road To The Great Escape event on May 11 & 12, featuring live music across various venues. 

    Confirmed acts are Aaron SmithAMAAprilAvivaChiiildDear-GodGraceyGriffHouse of PharoahsHyytsKid KapichiLucia & The Best BoysMabesMalakiMaster PeaceNoisyOscar LangPeople ClubStrange BonesThe Pale WhiteTeen Jesus and the Jean TeasersWalt Disco.

    Tickets are available here, priced €17.45 for the full 2 days.

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2020

    The Big Moon

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Indie-pop act The Big Moon play the Empire on May 13. The London quartet recently released second album Walking Like We Do - watch the video for 'Your Light'.

    Tickets are priced £12 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    14
    May
    2020
    Fri
    15
    May
    2020

    Inhaler

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Hotly-tipped young quartet Inhaler headline a pair of their biggest headline shows to date at The Academy on May 14 & 15. Having recently placed fifth on BBC's Sound of 2020 poll, toured Europe and signed to Polydor Records, they're set for big things. Check out the video for 'Ice Cream Sundae'.

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

  • Thu
    14
    May
    2020

    Ian Brown

    The Big Top

    Limerick

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    Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is back with his first solo headline tour in over a decade, following his seventh album Ripples last year. He plays six Irish dates, starting at Limerick's Big Top on May 14. Watch the video for 'First World Problems'.

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

  • Fri
    15
    May
    2020
    Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    An Weekend With Robocobra Quartet

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet play a pair of dates over the weekend of Friday 15 & Saturday 16 May at McHugh's, Belfast.

    Long one of the best live bands on the island, have a listen to RQ's incredible second album Plays Hard To Get, which came in at #3 on our Irish albums of 2018, and was nominated for the NI Music Prize. With two saxophonists, bass guitar, electronics and a drummer-vocalist, 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 midpoint.

    Tickets are priced £10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    May
    2020

    Ian Brown

    Opera House

    Cork

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    Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is back with his first solo headline tour in over a decade, following his seventh album Ripples last year. He plays six Irish dates, playing Cork Opera House on May 15. Watch the video for 'First World Problems'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    Inhaler

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Hotly-tipped young quartet Inhaler headline the Limelight 1 on May 16. Having recently placed fifth on BBC's Sound of 2020 poll, toured Europe and signed to Polydor Records, they're set for big things. Check out the video for 'Ice Cream Sundae'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £12.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    The Pale

    The Kino

    Cork

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    Long-established North Dublin outfit The Pale play Cork's Kino on May 16 as part of their 30th Anniversary tour. This follows last year's Merciful Hour album. 

    The band will be playing music from across their vast back catalogue, which started in Dublin's Northside in 1990, cutting their teeth on Grafton Street's busking scene alongside the likes of Kila, Paddy Casey, Mic Christopher & Glen Hansard - watch the video for 'Dogs With No Tails' from their first run, back in 1992. 

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    Ian Brown

    Leisureland

    Galway

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    Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is back with his first solo headline tour in over a decade, following his seventh album Ripples last year. He plays six Irish dates, playing Leisureland, Galway on May 16. Watch the video for 'First World Problems'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    Junk Drawer Album Launch w/Magic Pockets & more

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Instrument-swapping Northern Irish indie rock/psych/krautrock/post-punk influenced quartet Junk Drawer hold the Dublin launch of their debut LP Ready For The House on May 16 at Bello Bar. They recently won the NI Music Prize for Best Single 2019 for the Silver Jews-recalling 'Year of the Sofa'.

    Support comes from Magic Pockets - No Spill Blood man Ruadhan O Meara’s lo-fi bedroom based electronic project, which combines vintage synthesizers and samples - check out debut album Volcano of The Bleeding Skies.

    Admission costs €10 on the night, or €25 for LP & admission. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020

    Flook

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020

    Enablers & Percolator

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Spoken word post-hardcore outfit Enablers play upstairs at Whelan's on May 17. A fiercely dynamic brew of exploratory, often-improvised scapes in the vein of Slint & Shellac, they're led by spoken word artist & poet Pete Simonelli. Listen to 2019 album Zones

    Psychedelic, krautrock-fuelled experimental trio Percolator support - check out the video for single 'Freshin', and debut album Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Admission costs €15 from WAV Tickets and doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020
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    19
    May
    2020

    Thee Oh Sees

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Thee Oh Sees are set to return to Dublin for a must-see two-night stint at the Button Factory on May 18th & 19th, almost a year to the day since their last dates here.

    Unanimously accepted as one of the finest rock & roll bands in the universe, the John Dwyer-led band have averaged around one album per year since 2003 under the Oh Sees name or its various aliases. Watch the video for 'Henchlock', from their latest album, 2019's Face Stabber.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020

    Inhaler

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Hotly-tipped young quartet Inhaler headline Cork's Cyprus Avenue on May 18. Having recently placed fifth on BBC's Sound of 2020 poll, toured Europe and signed to Polydor Records, they're set for big things. Check out the video for 'Ice Cream Sundae'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue, priced €14. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020

    Ian Brown

    Millennium Forum

    Derry

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    Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is back with his first solo headline tour in over a decade, following his seventh album Ripples last year. He plays six Irish dates, playing Derry's Millennium Forum on May 18. Watch the video for 'First World Problems'.

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

  • Tue
    19
    May
    2020

    Inhaler

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Hotly-tipped young quartet Inhaler headline Dolan's Warehouse on May 19. Having recently placed fifth on BBC's Sound of 2020 poll, toured Europe and signed to Polydor Records, they're set for big things. Check out the video for 'Ice Cream Sundae'.

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

  • Tue
    19
    May
    2020

    Ian Brown

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is back with his first solo headline tour in over a decade, following his seventh album Ripples last year. He plays six Irish dates, playing the Ulster Hall on May 19. Watch the video for 'First World Problems'.

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

  • Wed
    20
    May
    2020

    Ian Brown

    Olympia Theatre Dublin

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    Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is back with his first solo headline tour in over a decade, following his seventh album Ripples last year. He plays six Irish dates, finishing up at the Olympia Theatre on May 20. Watch the video for 'First World Problems'.

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

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Steve Ignorant: Crass Songs 1977-1984

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Wesley Centenary Church

    Bangor

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

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

    Tickets cost £30, here.

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Silverbacks

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Fast-rising Dublin post-punk indie rock five-piece Silverbacks - watch the video for their excellent 'Dunkirk' - play their first Belfast headline show at Voodoo on May 22.

    Admission costs £12 through Shine. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020
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    23
    May
    2020

    HamsandwicH

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Irish indie-pop outfit Ham Sandwich hold a pair of acoustic dates at the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen's Green on May 22 & 23.

    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 are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Steve Ignorant: Crass Songs 1977-1984

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Silverbacks

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising Dublin post-punk indie rock five-piece Silverbacks - watch the video for their excellent 'Dunkirk' - headline the Grand Social on May 23 as part of an extensive tour.

    Admission costs €12 through Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2020

    Tindersticks

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Mon
    25
    May
    2020

    Brockhampton

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Rap collective Brockhampton play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on May 25.

    The huge multi-discliplinary ensemble - who self-describe as a boy band - met on a Kanye West forum and collaborated largely online, and have grown rapidly over the last few years, releasing music with incredible prolificacy. Their fifth album Ginger came out in August 2019 - watch the video for 'No Halo'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
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    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.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020

    Brockhampton

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Rap collective Brockhampton play the Ulster Hall on May 26.

    The huge multi-discliplinary ensemble - who self-describe as a boy band - met on a Kanye West forum and collaborated largely online, and have grown rapidly over the last few years, releasing music with incredible prolificacy. Their fifth album Ginger came out in August 2019 - watch the video for 'No Halo'.

    Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020

    Dope Lemon

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Angus Stone's stoned slacker project Dope Lemon comes to the Button Factory on May 26 in his debut peformance. 

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

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €24.50.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    10cc

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    English art rock/pop act 10cc return to Ireland for a run of three Irish dates, playing the Ulster Hall on May 28.

    Each band member a multi-instrumentalist and professional session musician, they band had two commercially-inclined pop songwriters and two more experimental, cinematically-inspired composers, which made the band such an eclectic, enduring proposition. They've been sampled heavily by J Dilla, and featured on the likes of Social Network & Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the sick jam that is 'The Worst Band In The World'.

    Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    Fontaines D.C.

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been folk-punks Fontaines D.C., and they've announced their biggest Cork show to date Live at the Marquee on May 28.

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

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

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020
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    31
    May
    2020

    AVA Belfast

    The Mac & Boucher Road Fields

    Belfast

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    This year's AVA Belfast event returns across 4 days at the end of May, including opening show & conferences at The MAC on May 28 & 29, followed by the Festival itself on 29 & 30 May at the Bouncher Road Playing Fields. The opening show will see a live set from Max Cooper. The remainder of the lineup is as follows:

    ORBITAL // LAURENT GARNIER // DENIS SULTA B2B MELLA DEE // HELENA HAUFF // FATIMA YAMAHA (LIVE) // MAX COOPER (LIVE) 

    PLUS: BRAME & HAMO // BOBBY ANALOG // CROMBY // CORMAC // DJ SEINFELD // DR RUBINSTEIN // HOLLY LESTER // KI/KI // LEON VYNEHALL // MYLER // OR:LA // PARIAH // PHIL KIERAN // ROZA TERENZI // SALLY C // SHERELLE // SUNIL SHARPE // SAOIRSE // SKIN ON SKIN  // SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER // TIMMY STEWART // JMX // TOMMY HOLOHAN

     Acid Flex // Bekuz x Influx // Blark // Breezeblock // Cailin // Cait // Caoimhe // Carlton Doom // Crilli // Crock // Daire // Dallas // DART // EMA // EVE // High Hoops // Kessler // Korova // imnotyourmate // Inside Moves // Misfit // Percboi3000 // Ponyhawke // Plain Sailing // Schmutz // Swoose // Twitch // Marion Hawkes // Mark Blair // Mount Palomar (Live) // Nez

    Nikki O // Kev Freeney (Algorithm) // Kevin Gartland // Visual Spectrum

    Tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    10cc

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    English art rock/pop act 10cc return to Ireland for a run of three Irish dates, playing Vicar Street on May 29.

    Each band member a multi-instrumentalist and professional session musician, they band had two commercially-inclined pop songwriters and two more experimental, cinematically-inspired composers, which made the band such an eclectic, enduring proposition. They've been sampled heavily by J Dilla, and featured on the likes of Social Network & Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the sick jam that is 'The Worst Band In The World'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    The Stranglers

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Iconic English new wave punk rockers The Stranglers play the Olympia on May 29.

    Formed in 1974 in Surrey from the punk rock scene, while never quite fitting comfortably under any label, they've delved, much like peers The Damned, into art-rock, gothic rock, new wave & post-punk. No stranger to essential father's day compilations, the likes 'Golden Brown', 'No More Heroes' & 'Peaches' have earned their enduring status. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €38. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    Fontaines D.C.

    Botanic Gardens

    Belfast

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    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been folk-punks Fontaines D.C., and they've announced their biggest Belfast show to date at the Botanic Gardens on May 29.

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

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

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    Ash w/The Wood Burning Savages

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Downpatrick-born trio Ash embark on their Teenage Wildlife tour, marking their 25 years of activity, hitting every major Irish spot along the way. They play Belfast's Limelight 1 on May 29. They released their eighth album, Islands, in 2018 - check out their breakthrough tune 'Kung Fu'.

    Supporting are double NI Music Prize-winning Derry anti-establishment indie-punks The Wood Burning Savages. Check out 'I Don't Know Why I Do It To Myself'.

    Tickets are priced £25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    Caoilian Sherlock

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Cork singer-songwriter Caoilian Sherlock is set to headline upstairs at Whelan's on May 29. Check him out on Bandcamp.

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

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020
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    31
    May
    2020

    Forbidden Fruit 2020

    The Royal Hospital, Kilminham

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020

    10cc

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    English art rock/pop act 10cc return to Ireland for a run of three Irish dates, finishing up at Cork Opera House on May 30.

    Each band member a multi-instrumentalist and professional session musician, they band had two commercially-inclined pop songwriters and two more experimental, cinematically-inspired composers, which made the band such an eclectic, enduring proposition. They've been sampled heavily by J Dilla, and featured on the likes of Social Network & Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the sick jam that is 'The Worst Band In The World'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020

    The Stranglers

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Iconic English new wave punk rockers The Stranglers play Belfast's Telegraph Building on May 30.

    Formed in 1974 in Surrey from the punk rock scene, while never quite fitting comfortably under any label, they've delved, much like peers The Damned, into art-rock, gothic rock, new wave & post-punk. No stranger to essential father's day compilations, the likes 'Golden Brown', 'No More Heroes' & 'Peaches' have earned their enduring status. 

    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.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

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

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following sellout shows at the likes of Pepper Canister Church, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways bring their tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen to the Olympia Theatre on May 31.

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

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

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

    Caoilian Sherlock

    Plug'd

    Cork

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    Singer-songwriter Caoilian Sherlock is set to hold a headline show at Cork's Plug'd Records on May 31. Check him out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €10 from UTicket and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    02
    Jun
    2020

    Hamilton Leithauser

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser returns to Ireland to play the Button Factory on June 2. 

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

     

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

  • Wed
    03
    Jun
    2020

    Drive By Truckers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30.

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020

    Sinead O'Connor

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    Sinead O'Connor is set to play three Irish dates - the first being at Cork's Live at the Marquee on Friday, June 5th. Watch her spellbinding recent performance on the Late Late Show of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.

    Support comes from Damien Dempsey.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020

    Michale Graves

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Ex-Misfits frontman Michale Graves plays their American Psycho and Famous Monsters albums in full at Belfast's Limelight 2 on June 5.

    Tickets cost £20 from Eventbrite, or £25 on the door. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2020

    The National

    Botanic Gardens

    Belfast

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    Cincinnati indie rock five piece The National play a run of three Irish dates, playing Belfast's Botanic Gardens on June 6.

    Formed in 1999, they've become one of the biggest alternative acts worldwide, winning universal critical and commercial acclaim. Their eighth album, I Am Easy To Find, came out in May 2019 - watch the video for 'Hey Rosey'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at £52 (with an optional extra for a collector ticket). Gates open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Yes

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Sinead O'Connor

    Botanic Gardens

    Belfast

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    Sinead O'Connor is set to play three Irish dates, including one at Belfast's Botanic Gardens on Sunday, June 7th. Watch her spellbinding recent performance on the Late Late Show of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.

    Support comes from SOAK.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    The National

    Live At The Docklands

    Limerick

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    Cincinnati indie rock five piece The National play a run of three Irish dates, playing Limerick Live at the Docklands on June 7.

    Formed in 1999, they've become one of the biggest alternative acts worldwide, winning universal critical and commercial acclaim. Their eighth album, I Am Easy To Find, came out in May 2019 - watch the video for 'Hey Rosey'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €58. Gates open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Duran Duran

    St. Anne's Park

    Dublin

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    British pop icons, and undoubtedly one of the greatest things to come from the 80s, Duran Duran play St Anne's Park on June 7.

    Armed with their fifteenth studio album, following up on the zeitgeist-capturing likes of Rio, this will not be one to miss. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020

    The National

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    Cincinnati indie rock five piece The National play a short run of Irish dates, playing Cork's Live at the Marquee on June 8.

    Formed in 1999, they've become one of the biggest alternative acts worldwide, winning universal critical and commercial acclaim. Their eighth album, I Am Easy To Find, came out in May 2019 - watch the video for 'Hey Rosey'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €58.50. Gates open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2020

    Jawbox

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Post-hardcore legends Jawbox make their first ever Irish appearance at Whelan's on June 9.

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

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

  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2020

    Ron Sexsmith

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new album Hermitage in April, accomplished Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith plays Dublin's Liberty Hall on June 9.

    Sexsmith played all instruments on his latest LP, recorded in his living room. Now in his 25th year as a recording artist, he's collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Ane Brun, Bob Rock, and has written for acts like Rod Stewart, Feist and Emmylou Harris, picking up 3 Juno awards over the years. 

    Tickets cost €40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2020

    Whitesnake w/Europe

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    A huge arena rock show comes to the SSE on June 10 when Whitesnake return for an always-memorable date, with support from Europe.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2020
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    11
    Jun
    2020

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

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Ireland's foremost expression of gospel music, the Dublin Gospel Choir perform at Pepper Canister Church on June 10 & 11, following their rescheduling from March 16 & 17.

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

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

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2020

    Kurt Vile [Solo]

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of modern rock's most accomplished guitarists and songwriters Kurt Vile returns for his first solo show in over 6 years, playing Vicar Street on June 12.

    He's released eight acclaimed albums, most 2018's Bottle It In, as well as working with J Mascis, Kim Gordon, John Prine, John Cale, Warpaint and more. Watch the short Kurt Vile documentary Bottle Back

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

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2020

    Mount Alaska w/Slow Moving Cloud

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Dublin's Pepper Canister Church holds a Selective Memory show headed by Mount Alaska on June 12, having been rescheduled from March 15.

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

    Supporting are Slow Moving Clouds.

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €15. 

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2020

    Killing Joke

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Industrial post-punk pioneers Killing Joke play a 500-capacity show at the Button Factory on June 12, as a warm-up ahead of their show at Sunstroke Festival the next day.

    They released their debut album, Killing Joke, in 1980, followed by the similarly excellent What's THIS For...! before a gradual shift into more commercial music. Fronted by Jaz Coleman, they described their sound as 'the sound of the earth vomiting' and 'tension music' to soundtrack the atomic age. They've influenced bands from Nirvana to My Bloody Valentine, releasing a highly successful second self-titled album in 2002 with Dave Grohl behind the kit. To great success they've run the gamut from crushing industrial, through to new wave synth-pop. The current lineup features all four original members, and are a visceral, repetitious tour de force.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020
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    14
    Jun
    2020

    Joan As Police Woman

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    As part of the tour for her Cover Two album, Joan As Police Woman will play two dates at Pepper Canister Church on June 13 & 14.

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

    Tickets cost €24.50 from Selective Memory

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020

    Iron Maiden

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020

    Kate Tempest

    The Everyman

    Cork

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    Following the release of her acclaimed new album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, artist, poet, novelist & playwright returns to ireland, playing Cork's The Everyman on June 15 as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival.

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

    Tickets cost €26 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2020

    Blanck Mass w/Hillary Woods

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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

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

    Supporting is Irish Sacred Bones-signed songstress Hillary Woods.

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

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2020

    Weyes Blood

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Having released one of the albums of last year, Weyes Blood is set to play her biggest Irish headline show to date at Vicar Street on June 17.

    Natalie Mering's fourth album, Titanic Rising, was met with 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 are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020

    Blanck Mass

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Ben John Power, founder of Fuck Buttons, brings his experimental electronic project Blanck Mass to the Workman's Club on June 18, following its rescheduling from March 14 due to Coronavirus.

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

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

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020

    25 Years of Shine: Patrick Topping's Trick

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    British DJ/Producer Patrick Topping plays his biggest ever Belfast show for Shine to celebrate its 25th anniversary, with one of his Trick bills set to take place aat Ormeau Park on June 19.

    He’s joined by Amelie Lens, techno pioneer Robert HoodElliot Adamson and Shine resident Schmutz.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
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    21
    Jun
    2020

    An Evening With Randy Newman

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020

    Orbital w/Kerri Chandler, Brame & Hamo, Fish Go Deep & Stevie G

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    Kent-born electronic sibling duo of Phil & Paul Hartnoll, Orbital headline the June 20 night of Cork's Live at the Marquee run, as they tour the world celebrating the 30th anniversary of their new name

    Supporting are house pioneer Kerry ChandlerBrame & HamoFish Go Deep, and Stevie G.

    Tickets cost €49.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020

    The Frames 30th Anniversary Show

    Kilmainham Royal Hospital

    Dublin

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    Irish indie rock icons The Frames play a huge outdoor show on June 20 at Kilmainham Royal Hospital to mark their 30th anniversary.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €55. Gates open at 5pm.

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020

    London Astrobeat Orchestra

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following their successful Irish shows last year, the London Astrobeat Orchestra, who reinterpreted Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, return to Dublin to play Whelan's on June 20.

    Hailing from West Africa, Europe & beyond, they're some of the finest musicians on the planet, and the show will feature a unique interpretation of the band's infinitely mutable Afrobeat-inspired work. Check out 'Burning Down The House'.

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

  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2020

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

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The fifth volume of Belfast's foremost riff-based megabill takes place at Voodoo on June 22. Ukrainian stoner-doom giants Stoned Jesus play their first ever Northern Irish show, as part of their Xth Anniversary Tour, playing highlights of their decade together. Watch the video for 'I'm The Mountain'.

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

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

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2020

    My Chemical Romance

    Kilmainham Royal Hospital

    Dublin

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    The recently-reunited New Jersey emo five-piece My Chemical Romance will play their first Irish show since 2011 at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 23rd. 

    Tickets cost €72.50 and are on sale from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2020

    Angel Olsen

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Having released easily one of the albums of 2019 in All Mirrors, Angel Olsen has announced her return to Ireland, playing Vicar Street on June 24.

    After cutting her teeth alongside the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy as a vocalist, her early albums gradually gained momentum, each one subsequently ending up on every essential end-of-year roundup. 2019 saw the release of All Mirrors. Watch the video for 'Lark'.

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

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020

    Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    US country rock act Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - who feature Willie Nelson's son, and have been touring with Neil Young as his backing band over the last few years - play the Limelight 1 on June 25 as part of their Naked Garden tour.

    This follows the release of their new album of the same name. Check out the soulful 'Find Yourself'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £22.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020

    Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    The Academy

    Belfast

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    US country rock act Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - who feature Willie Nelson's son, and have been touring with Neil Young as his backing band over the last few years - play the Academy on June 26 as part of their Naked Garden tour.

    This follows the release of their new album of the same name. Check out the soulful 'Find Yourself'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €29. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2020

    Guns N' Roses

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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    The (mostly) reunited Guns N' Roses come to Ireland to play Slane Castle on June 27 as one of 35 massive stadium shows across Europe & North America this year.

    The reunion includes founding members Axl, Slash & Duff, with Dizzy Reed & Melissa Reese on keyboards, Richard Fortus on rhythm guitar, and Frank Ferrer on drums.

    Tickets are priced from €99.50 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 4pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2020

    Mother Pride Block Party 10th Anniversary

    The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    Dublin

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    The 10th anniversary of Mother Pride takes place outdoors once more at Collins Barracks on June 27. Starting out as a spontaneous street party outside Mother, the Pride Block Party has grown year on year. This year will feature two stages, tonnes of bars, food stalls, installations and more.

    The block party runs from 4pm-11pm. Tickets are priced from €25, available from Eventbrite.

  • 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.

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Trinity College Green

    Dublin

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    The returning Michael Kiwanuka plays the Trinity College Summer Series on June 29.

    This show comes on the back of Kiwanuka's self-titled third LP, once again drawing in the influence of Gil Scott-Heron, Fela Kuti, and contemporaries like Kendrick Lamar. Watch the video for recent single 'Hero'.

    Supporting is Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, whose debut studio album Jaime came out last year.

    Tickets are priced €54.85 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020

    Chemical Brothers

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020

    Haim

    Trinity College Green

    Dublin

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    Pop trio Haim play the Trinity Summer Series on June 30, coinciding with their third album. 

    With their heavily West Coast-fuelled sound, they've collaborated alongside the likes of Stevie Nicks and the Dirty Projectors. Watch the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for 'Hallelujah'.

    Tickets cost €49.90 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2020
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    05
    Jul
    2020

    Longitude 2020

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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    2020's Longitude Festival returns to Marylay Park, taking place over the weekend of July 3-5, with a host of huge names confirmed, including Kendrick LamarTyler, The CreatorA$AP Rocky, J HusAJ TraceyYoung ThugDababyAitchPlayboi CartiLil TeccaMabelCharli XCXJay1 and more.

    Tickets are priced €199.50 for the weekend, €159 for two days, and €89.50 for a single day, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2020

    The Rapture

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    New York dance punks The Rapture play their first Irish show in 8 years at Vicar Street on July 3, following their 5 year hiatus.

    Coming out around the punk/electro crossover that saw LCD Soundsystem's similar rise, their debut album Echoes was a landmark of the genre. Here's 'How Deep Is Your Love'.

    Tickets are priced €34.50, available from Ticketmaster & Selective Memory. It'll be a late show, with doors at 9pm and The Rapture on around 11pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2020

    Fontaines D.C.

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    05
    Jul
    2020

    Beck

    Trinity College Green

    Dublin

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    Beck is set for Dublin this summer. Marking his first Irish date since 2017, the multi-Grammy award winning artist will play an outdoor show as part of the Summer Series at Dublin's Trinity College on July 5th.

    Tickets are priced €49, available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020

    Caribou

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    16
    Jul
    2020

    James Blake

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    English multi-instrumentalist & producer James Blake plays the Iveagh Gardens on July 16.

    A multiple Grammy & Mercury Prize winner, his fourth album Assume Form came out last year. He's collaborated with & produced the likes of Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Vince Staples and more. Watch the video for 'I'll Come Too'.

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

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020

    Pixies

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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

    Tickets are available from GIAF, priced €52.50.

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020

    John Grant

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    Colorado art-pop & nu-disco master John Grant plays Live at Cork's St. Luke's on July 17.

    Evolving with even more of the fizzing synths he's been incorporating, fourth album Love Is Magic was a collaborative effort with analogue synth expert Benge. Check out the video for the title track, 'Love Is Magic'.

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

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020

    Greg Fox & Whirling Hall of Knives

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Dublin experimental promoters Dhalgren Sound bring one of the world's most innovative & adventurous drummers Greg Fox back to Dublin, playing the Bello Bar on July 17, following its postponement from May.

    Based out of New York, he's played on and released over 50 albums in the last decade, including Liturgy, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson and many more. Check out his second solo album, The Gradual Progressionwhich brims with polyrhythmic exploration. Using his kit featuring tonal triggers and virtual instruments brought together with his post-free jazz inclination, Fox will be joined by Michael Beharie on guitar, Maria Grand on sax & Justin Frye on double bass.

    Sharing the bill are Whirling Hall of Knives, a collaboration between Magnetize and The Last Sound. Their harsh smouldering circuits and eruptions of panicky white noise have a profoundly unsettling quality, a sense of gnawing paranoia but interspersed with moments of almost euphoric epiphany, as if in the grip of an unshakeable 4am psychosis a growing sense that the door will be kicked in at any second and the world outside will come pouring in. Psyche electronics of a particularly greasy and grime-flecked hue - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €13.66. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020

    Pixies

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €59.50.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020

    Flaming Lips

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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    The Flaming Lips will make their return to Galway, playing the Big Top at Galway Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18th, two years on from their last appearance there.

    The Wayne Coyne-fronted psych-pop maestros most recently released their fifteenth studio album, King’s Mouth. Revisit an older classic, 'She Don't Use Jelly'.

    Tickets cost €49.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020

    Sinead O'Connor

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Sinead O'Connor is set to play three Irish summer dates, the latter to take place at Iveagh Gardens on Sunday, July 19. Watch her spellbinding recent performance on the Late Late Show of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.

    Support comes from Soda Blonde.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    21
    Jul
    2020

    Clutch

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Maryland stoner-tinged hard rock quartet Clutch play the Limelight 1 on July 21.

    Formed in 1991 and fronted by Neil Fallon, they released their twelfth album, Book of Bad Decisions back in 2018 and have been releasing a run of new singles that make up the Weathermaker Vault Series.. Check out the video for 'The Mob Goes Wild'.

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

  • Tue
    21
    Jul
    2020

    Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    60s rock & roll retromancers The Boxmasters, who feature Billy Bob Thornton, are set to play the Academy on July 21.

    Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters have recorded a diverse catalogue of music that touches on their love of 'story songs', Americana & roots rock, drawing on their childhoods in Arkansas & Kansas, harbouring dreams of California. They most recently released Speck - check out 'The Poor House'.

    Tickets are priced €36.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Jul
    2020

    Clutch

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Maryland stoner-tinged hard rock quartet Clutch play the Academy on July 22.

    Formed in 1991 and fronted by Neil Fallon, they released their twelfth album, Book of Bad Decisions back in 2018 and have been releasing a run of new singles that make up the Weathermaker Vault Series.. Check out the video for 'The Mob Goes Wild'.

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

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2020

    Jon Hopkins

    Heineken Big Top

    Galway

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    As part of his ongoing Polarity tour of 2020, Jon Hopkins returns to Ireland for the second time this year, playing Galway International Arts Festival's Big Top on July 25.

    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 €39.50 from the Roisin Dubh. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020
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    Aug
    2020

    Monolith Festival 2020

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Paranoid Beast Promotions presents the third annual Monolith Festival, set to take place at Cyprus Avenue over July 31 & August 1.

    Playing the first day are Downfall of GaiaElder Druid, God AloneJupiterianMord'A'StigmataSwallow the SunVircolac, and the latter will feature Benediction
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    , Conan, Coscradh, HateNecronautical, OwlcrusherRuairi O'BaoighillSodomized Cadaver, The Crawling, Ungraven, Vehement.

    Tickets are priced from €38-€82, from Eventbrite.

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    Conan

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Liverpool stoner doom outfit Conan return to Belfast's Voodoo on July 31.

    Their downtuned caveman battle doom has yielded four albums to date, all acclaimed within doom circles - the most recent being Existential Void Guardian. Check out 'Volt Thrower'.

  • Sun
    02
    Aug
    2020

    Massive Wagons

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Hard Rock quintet Massive Wagons play the Limelight 2 on August 2. The Lancaster act have recently made the UK charts with fourth LP Full Nelson.

    Tickets cost £17 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    04
    Aug
    2020

    Massive Wagons

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Hard Rock quintet Massive Wagons play Whelan's on August 4. The Lancaster act have recently made the UK charts with fourth LP Full Nelson.

    Tickets cost €17 from Ticketmaster. 8pm.

  • Thu
    06
    Aug
    2020
    Sat
    08
    Aug
    2020

    Stendhal Festival 2020

    Ballymully Cottage Farm

    Limavady

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

    Tickets are available from Stendhal.

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2020

    The Olllam

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020

    The Olllam

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    19
    Aug
    2020

    Liam Gallagher

    Tennent's Vital

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    20
    Aug
    2020

    Watkins Family Hour

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available via WAV Tickets, priced €20.

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020

    Boy Harsher

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €20 from Selective Memory

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2020

    Dune Rats

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the first time since 2017, playing Dolans Warehouse on August 28.

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

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on August 29, following its rescheduling.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    John Prine

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing the Limelight 2 on August 30 following its rescheduling.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar.

  • Wed
    02
    Sep
    2020

    She Past Away

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    02
    Sep
    2020

    Big Thief

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2020

    Bright Eyes

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Vicar Street hosts the first show in 18 years from Bright Eyes on September 4.

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

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

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2020

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

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2020
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    08
    Sep
    2020

    Stormzy

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €49.50. 

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020

    TPM

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2020

    The Lovely Eggs

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs play the Workman's Club on September 18, following the rescheduling of their May date. The northern English pair released their new album I Am Moron, and will bring its raw, minimal immediacy to the city for the first time, having won fans like Iggy Pop. Watch the video for 'The Decision'.

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

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020

    Therapy?

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020

    Therapy?

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2020

    Fu Manchu w/Electric Citizen

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

    Supporting are Electric Citizen.

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

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2020

    Kneecap

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020

    King Kong Company

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020

    Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from the Waterfront.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020

    The Black Crowes

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2020

    Our Planet Live

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2020

    The Chats

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2020

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2020

    The Chats

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    22
    Oct
    2020

    Stefan Murphy w/Young Smith

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020

    Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    25
    Oct
    2020

    Paul Weller

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

     

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2020

    Sparks

    The Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2020
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020

    Paul Weller

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020

    Sparks

    Vicar Street

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2020

    Idlewild

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2020

    Genesis

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    Teenage Fanclub

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    Genesis

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    2020

    Teenage Fanclub

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    24
    Nov
    2020

    Ghostpoet

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Two-time Mercury Prize nominee Obaro Ejimiwe, aka Ghostpoet, is set to play the Button Factory on November 24.

    Watch the video for new single 'Concrete Pony', taken from his bluesy, gritty new album I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep, out in May.

    Tickets are priced €20 from Selective Memory.

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2020

    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2020

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    Upstairs @ Dolan's

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020

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    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2020

    Ane Brun

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

  • Mon
    07
    Dec
    2020
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    08
    Dec
    2020

    Ocean Colour Scene

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    12
    Jan
    2021

    Bon Iver

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    Hans Zimmer

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2021
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    09
    May
    2021

    It Takes A Village

    Trabolgan

    Cork

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

    Tickets are available here.

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