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  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Mitski

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in June last year, Brooklyn indie rock musician Mitski will return to play Dublin, at Tivoli Theatre, on September 22.

    The show will take place as part of a UK and European tour (no Belfast date this time around but considering the turn-out at the Empire Music Hall back in 2017, we’re not entirely surprised.) This comes alongside her latest music following Puberty 2, one of the most acclaimed albums of 2016, a mainstream breakthrough and fourth album proper. Check out the video for 'Your Best American Girl'.

    Tickets for the show are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Her Name is Calla

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    As part of their first Irish tour, Her Name Is Calla play the Roisin Dubh on September 22. Check out their new The Dead Rift EP, which continues upon the folk direction in which they've headed in recent years compared to the post-rock material they explored upon their 2004 inception.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters & Elder Druid

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    As part what's sure to be a potently hazy run of Irish tour dates, the saturated fuzz stoner rockers Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters come to Ireland for the first time, playing Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on September 22. Listen to their debut EP, Earth Hog ahead of the release of new album Come & Chutney.

    Opening up are Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid - listen to debut album Carmina Satanae.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    The LaFontaines

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Scottish outfit The LaFontaines play McHughs Basement on September 22.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Molarbear, So Much For The Sun & Duellists

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    The Distortion Project's September 22 bill at the Limelight 2 is threaded by the common denominator of sludge. Headlining metallic noise-punks Molarbear - listen to their recently-released debut album Storklord.

    Supporting are Lisburn stoner-doom act So Much For The Sun - check their debut album out here - and riff-rockers Duellists.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 5pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    My Tribe Your Tribe 'Adrenalover' Launch w/Caz9 & Handsome Eric

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    The brainchild of Laois-based musician George Mercer, indie/electro project My Tribe Your Tribe launches new single 'Adrenalover' with a show at the Bello Bar on September 22. This release precedes his debut album, I Learn A Lot From You, which is due in January.

    Supporting is Caz9 and lo-fi indie rock project Handsome Eric.

    Admission costs €8 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    Her Name is Calla

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    As part of their first Irish tour, Her Name Is Calla play Cork's Good Relation on September 21. Check out their new The Dead Rift EP, which continues upon the folk direction in which they've headed in recent years compared to the post-rock material they explored since their 2004 inception.

    Support comes from former ASIWYFA man Tony Wright, aka VerseChorusVerse - watch the video for 'No More Years' and Dublin-based Australian-born classically trained violinist and jazz vocalist Margie Jean Lewis - check her out.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie, priced €14. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters & Elder Druid

    The Poor Relation

    Cork

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    As part what's sure to be a potently hazy run of Irish tour dates, the saturated fuzz stoner rockers Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters come to Ireland for the first time, finishing off at The Poor Relation, Cork on September 23. Listen to their debut EP, Earth Hog ahead of the release of new album Come & Chutney.

    Opening up are Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid - listen to debut album Carmina Satanae.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    The LaFontaines

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Scottish outfit The LaFontaines play The Workman's Club on September 23.

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

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    Unhealthy Junkies, Wynona Bleach, Cherym & Belwood

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Healthy Junkies headline Voodoo on September 23. Support comes from Wynona BleachCherym and Belwood.

    Tickets cost £8 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    Unhealthy Junkies, Wynona Bleach, Cherym & Belwood

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Healthy Junkies headline Voodoo on September 23. Support comes from Wynona BleachCherym and Belwood.

    Tickets cost £8 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018

    A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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     Cult Canadian sitcom Trailer Park Boys bring their live show to the Ulster Hall on September 24.

    Featuring Ricky, Julian, Bubbles & Randy, what's supposed to be an intimate evening with the lads turns into a misunderstanding with the police. For almost 2 decades, the Nova Scotian group has been plying their niche stoner/slacker comedy through live shows, short films & their acclaimed sitcom of the same name.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018

    Arctic Monkeys

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    With their forthcoming sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, set for release on May 11, it’s been announced that Arctic Monkeys will play Dublin’s 3Arena on September 24. The band play a run of summer festival dates, followed by a run of UK dates. 

    Support comes from young psych/garage pop duo The Lemon Twigs.

    Tickets are priced from €65.95. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Cult Canadian sitcom Trailer Park Boys bring their live show to the Olympia Theatre on March 25.

    Featuring Ricky, Julian, Bubbles & Randy, what's supposed to be an intimate evening with the lads turns into a misunderstanding with the police. For almost 2 decades, the Nova Scotian group has been plying their niche stoner/slacker comedy through live shows, short films & their acclaimed sitcom of the same name.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €31.

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    Songs: Molina - A Memorial Electric Co.

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Extraordinary songwriter Jason Molina passed away in 2013, leaving behind a gargantuan body of work that was wholly underappreciated in his lifetime. A group of musicians and collaborators originally brought together by Molina for bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Cohave formed for a live show, carrying the torch for his catalogue with a called Songs: Molina, which is set to take place at the Tivoli Theatre on September 25.

    They'll be joined by Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter, whose tribute 'JM' inspired fans following his passing. Each stop of the tour will see unique live guests, inspired by a reunion that took place last year in conjunction with the release of Molina's authorised biography, Jason Molina: Riding With The Ghost. Writer Eric Osmon will be present, answering questions and sharing memories of one of the most inspiring songwriters of this century.

    A documentary about the recording process of Josephine, filmed at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, is available to watch for free, right here.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Anna Calvi

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    English guitarist & singer-songwriter Anna Calvi has announced her first Belfast show in over 4 years at the Empire on September 27.

    This follows the August release of her third album, Hunter - watch the video for lead single 'Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy'. It marks a slight departure toward danceable indie pop à la St. Vincent. - understandable, given her 2014 collaboration with David Byrne. Hunter tackles queer & feminist themes, searching for liberation throughout. 

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

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Julien Baker w/Becca Mancari

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    With a steadily growing profile, Julien Baker is set to jerk some tears at Vicar Street on September 27.

    This follows her packed show last year at Whelan's, and the release of second album Turn Out The Lights, which reached several end-of-year lists. Watch the video for 'Appointments'.

    Supporting is Becca Mancari.

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

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Anna's Anchor Album Launch w/Natures & Jacob

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Limerick emo/punk-pop act Anna's Anchor hold the Belfast leg of the release tour for new album album, Everybody's Welcome at McHugh's Basement Bar on September 27. Watch the video for lead single, 'White Washed Corridor'.

    Support comes from Belfast-based emo/indie punk quartet Fox Colony - check out their Patterns EP - and indie-folk project Brash Isaac - watch the video for 'In The Dark'.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Bad Soup Records: Tribal Dance, Kelso & Qwasi

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Dublin math-rock revivalists & all-round energetic live trio Tribal Dance headline a night at Dundalk's Spirit Store on September 27 for Bad Soup Records. Listen to 'Flongo'.

    Supporting are Dundalk indie-pop act Kelso and Dublin producer Qwasi - listen to 'Care'.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Senior Infants, Mob Wife & Robbie Strickland

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    Cork band Senior Infants headline the Workman's Club on September 27.

    Support comes from new Belfast-based post-hardcore trio Mob Wife, featuring members of PigsAsPeople, Gascan Ruckus & Ghost Office - check out their debut single 'Warm Water' - and the Dublin-based Robbie Strickland.

    Admission costs €7 before 9pm and €10 after. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo w/Aine Cahill & Laoise

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo have announced their biggest headline show to date at The Academy on September 28, following the sellout Button Factory show in February.

    Listen to 'Maybe It's In My Nature', taken from their long-awaited eponymous debut.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Anna Calvi

    The Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    English guitarist & singer-songwriter Anna Calvi is set to play Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on September 28.

    This follows the August release of her third album, Hunter - watch the video for lead single 'Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy'. It marks a slight departure toward danceable indie pop à la St. Vincent. - understandable, given her 2014 collaboration with David Byrne. Hunter tackles queer & feminist themes, searching for liberation through gender and identity.

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

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Anna's Anchor Album Launch w/Natures & Jacob

    The Underground

    Dublin

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    Limerick emo/punk-pop act Anna's Anchor hold the Dublin leg of the release tour for new album album, Everybody's Welcome at The Underground on September 28. Watch the video for lead single, 'White Washed Corridor'.

    Support comes from Dublin emo quartet Natures - check them out on Bandcamp - and Dublin folk punk Jacob - check out his recent NVR MNT Acoustic session.

    Tickets cost €7 from here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Sea Pinks w/Music City

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Belfast's most prolific purveyors of jangle-pop, Sea Pinks, launch their new album with a show at the Black Box on September 28.

    Titled Rockpool Blue, the 28 minute album is their seventh LP since their 2010 inception. Recorded in four days over a six month period by engineer Ben McAuley at Start Together Studios, Belfast. Sonically blissed-out and dripping - moreso than any record before - it thematically tackles the pressure of adult responsibilities against the internal imposter syndrome that comes with it.

    Support comes from Music Citya new band from Conor Lumsden of Dublin power-pop act The #1s.

    Tickets cost £7 from the Black Box. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    The Room [Live Staging]

    Crescent Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    Fifteen years following its release, arguably the greatest of all terrible films The Room, gets a live staging from some of Belfast's finest comic actors at the Crescent Arts Centre on September 28.

    From those awkward sex scenes, a mystery guest as Johnny, Lisa tearing Johnny apart - this is a once-in-a-lifetime evening.

    It's a BYO event, and tickets are available here, priced £12/£14. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Protex, Shrug Life, The Objectorz & The Black Pittz

    Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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    Drop Dead Twice welcomes legendary first wave Belfast punk/power-pop act Protex on September 28. Listen to their excellent calling card 'Don't Ring Me Up'.

    Sharing the bill are the most lyrically astute band around, Shrug Life - check out their debut album ¯​​\​​_​​(​​ツ​​)​​_​​/​​¯ - r'n'r quartet The Objectorz - listen on Bandcamp - and garage punk trio The Black Pittz.

    Entry costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    SOMA #22: Sick Love Single Launch w/Wynona Bleach

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    SOMA returns for its 22nd installment on September 28, holding the single launch for Dublin newcomers Sick Love.

    Also on the bill are Belfast soaring nugazers Wynona Bleach - check out the video for 'Eyes Burning'.

    Doors open at 11pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Ross Noble: El Hablador

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Northern English improvisational comic Ross Noble brings his El Hablador show to the Olympia Theatre on September 29.

    The 38 year old Northumberland stand-up comedian performs mostly improved, surreal work onstage, powered by his stream-of-consciousness delivery style. He's notably prolific and generally tours the UK and Australia extensively, averaging almost one tour per year since 1999.

    Tickets are available from €27-€34.50 from Ticketmaster. The show starts at 8pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Anna's Anchor Album Launch w/Chewing On Tinfoil & King Pallas

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Limerick emo/punk-pop act Anna's Anchor launch their new album album, Everybody's Welcome at Kasbah Social Club on September 29 as part of the tour for its launch. Watch the video for lead single, 'White Washed Corridor'.

    Folk-pop-punk outfit Chewing On Tinfoil - listen on Bandcamp - and King Pallas.

    Tickets cost €10 from Dolan's & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Uprising! The Spirit of '68

    Carlisle Memorial Church

    Belfast

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    A unique event, Belfast Film Festival teams up with Film Hub NI and Strange Victory to commission three Northern Irish acts to produce and perform new live soundtracks to films made in the historic year 1968.

    All experimental in nature, the films, in technique and content, reflect the spirit of the era. 1968 saw a spirit of both optimism and chaos, as a whole generation questioned the values of their parents and unrest flared up in cities across the world.

    This summer a series of special events and screenings will be taking place across the UK – and affords us in Belfast the opportunity to connect the dots between then and now, and to reflect on film’s relationship with social change.

    Jazz-punk outfit Robocobra Quartet perform live to Chromo Sud, a French underground film, directed by Etienne O'Leary, which trippily documents the druggy hedonism of the dandies of its era.

    Isobel Anderson, John D’arcy and the Hive Choir will perform live to La Révolution N’est Qu’un Début, Continuons Le Combat, a silent Paris & Rome-shot film directed by Pierre Clemente.

    Drone pop septet Documenta play a set to West German Rohfilm - actual film collage & hand attacks upon the celluloid - and A Work - the cinematic counterpart to Tzara's "words in a bag", compiled from film elements caught in the bins of a film laboratory.

    Tickets cost only £6 from Belfast Film Festival. The show kicks off at 8pm and runs for approximately 2 hours, with a bar available on-site.

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018

    Rex Orange County

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    20 year old Hampshire neo-soul-tinted indie-pop artist Rex Orange County plays Vicar Street on September 30.

    BRIT School attendee, he's got the washy elements of Mac DeMarco and the soulful approach of artists like King Krule & Yellow Days, coming in second in this year's BBC Sound of 2018 award. Watch the video for 'Sunflower'.

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

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018

    Bróna Keogh

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Bróna Keogh is set to launch her new single 'Sea Witch' upstairs at Whelan's on September 30. Subdued in folk and the hopeful wist of 60s pop, she's supported the likes of Hozier, David Kitt, Wyvern Lingo and beyond.

    Support comes from poet Emmet O'Brien and singer-songwriter SamYuel.

    Early bird tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €7.50, or €10 thereafter. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018

    Ólafur Arnalds

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Multi-instrumentalist & award winning Icelandic artist Ólafur Arnalds performs at the wonderful National Concert Hall on October 1.

    A most fitting acoustic venue for his rich compositions & soundscapes, this comes as part of his most ambitious tour to date, entitled All Strings Attached. Known for his work with KIASMOS, soundtracks for Broadchurch and Electric Dreams, he'll be back with a uniquely wired string quartet, percussionist & Arnalds' setup of pianos & synths. The performance centres around his two semi-generative, self-playing pianos developed by him and his team, used as a compositional tool & additon to live performance.

    Tickets are available from NCH, priced from €30-€34. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018

    Vulfpeck

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The Olympia holds the biggest Irish show to date from US funk act Vulfpeck on October 1, a year on from Vicar Street shows which went viral after the crowd sang along with bassist Joe Dart, famously.

    Formed in 2011 after attending the University of Michigan's music school, the group has a minimal, raw approach to performance, having released four EPs, and two LPs to date. In 2014, they released a ten-track silent album on Spotify in order to raise funds for an admission-free tour, which generated $20,000 in royalties over 2 months. This gave the band international press for fourth EP Fugue State, and a huge spread of word-of-mouth press. They released Mr Finish Line at the end of 2017 - check out 'Back Pocket'.

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

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018

    Field Division

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Evelyn Taylor & Nicholas Frampton, aka Field Division play their first Irish show at the Grand Social on October 2. Blending 60s & 70s folk rockers and modern dream pop, their debut album is out this year following a 2014 EP and signing to Bella Union.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018

    Terry Riley & Gyan Riley

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    One of the masters of the avant-garde and minimalist classical, Terry Riley, performs the Sugar Club on October 2 & 2 alongside Gyan Riley.

    If you know who he is, you don't need us to tell you how essential this performance will be, but we will anyway. Gyan will perform on classical & electric guitar, with Terry on piano & synthesiser. The American composer was initially involved with jazz and fusion, gradually reaching great acclaim in the Minimalist branch of Western Classical music that reaches its apex in the 1960s. 

    Giving importance to music theory and compositional literature, he was involved in San Francisco State College in the 50s, making use and experimenting with a number of different styles, merging them into long-form pieces. His biggest work, In C, was a piece written in 53 musical phrases, and was considered the first minimalist work of the movement, as well as advancing the production techniques in classical music. La Monte Young - his more revered teacher - assisted him in abandoning many of his techniques such as the time-lag accumulator, leading to A Rainbow In Curved Air, which emphasised his improvisational skills, moving further into Indian & Eastern ragas, collaborating with the Kronos Quartet for many years. Watch him live at Holland Festival 1977.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced €25.

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018

    Fatherson

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Brooding Scottish alternative trio Fatherson return to Ireland for the first time since 2015, playing Voodoo in Belfast on October 2.

    The mid-twenties outfit formed in Kilmarnock out of school. Their last album was 2016's Open Book which went straight in at No. 2 in the Scottish charts. 

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

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018

    Fatherson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Brooding Scottish alternative trio Fatherson return to Ireland for the first time since 2015, playing Whelan's on October 3. The mid-twenties outfit formed in Kilmarnock out of school. Their last album was 2016's Open Book which went straight in at No. 2 in the Scottish charts. 

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

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018

    Joan Shelley

    East Side Tavern

    Dublin

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    Louisville folk musician Joan Shelley plays Dublin's East Side Tavern on October 4. Her 2014 album Electric Ursa was an album of the year at NPR & LA Times, and she followed that up quickly in 2015, and again last year with an eponymous LP. You can watch her Live on KEXP.

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

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018

    Hot Cops, Mob Wife, Ghost Office & Ferals

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Slack indie rockers Hot Cops  headline a top bill of Shizznigh acts on October 4 at the Empire. Listen to their wonderful new Speed Dating EP.

    Supporting are new post-hardcore/punk trio Mob Wife - featuring members of PigsAsPeople/Via:Barvikha & Gascan Ruckus - Ghost Office - listen to them on Bandcamp - and Ferals - listen on Bandcamp.

    Admission is a mere £3 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018

    Peter Brötzmann's 'Full Blast'

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    The first in a series of co-presented events between ourselves and Moving On Music, European new jazz living legend Peter Brötzmann presents his Full Blast project.

    Exemplifying European improvised music for over 40 years and participating in countless international collaborations, Full Blast features precise, dynamic Swiss rhythm section of Marino Pliakas and Michael Wertmüller. It's now his most consistent and the longest running project, and live, it's pretty much mandatory if you’re a fan of free jazz, noise-rock or extreme music.

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music, priced £10-£14. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Boy Azooga

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Blending Beck, Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall and the likes, Boy Azooga are a hotly-tipped young bunch of shapeshifters, led by Davey Newington. Following the June release of debut album 1, 2 Kung Fu!, they play The Grand Social on Friday, October 5.

    Check out the video for 'Jerry'.

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

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Pale Waves (14+)

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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    Mega-hyped indie-pop quartet Pale Waves play a 14+ show at Elmwood Hall on October 5.  

    Formed in 2014 in Manchester, they were snapped up by Dirty Hit, tipped by BBC's Sound of 2018 poll, and released their debut EP All The Things I Never Said in February. Their debut album is due for release this year. Watch the video for 'Television Romance'.

    Tickets cost £16.50 from Shine. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    DIY LK Presents: The Altered Hours, Casavettes & Galants

    Pharmacia

    Dublin

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    Ever the purveyors of top notch independent music, DIY LK host Cork psych outfit The Altered Hours at Pharmacia on October 5. Ever one of our favourite bands on the island - certainly the finest in their field - watch the video for 'Over The Void' from latest EP On My Tongue.

    Supporting are emo/post-hardcore act Casavettes - listen to them on Bandcamp - and noise-pop/shoegaze outfit Galants - listen to their new Jesus & Mary Chain-recalling single, 'In Vain'.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    The Echo Chamber Podcast & What Am Politics Live

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    As part of the Dublin Podcast Festival, The Echo Chamber and What Am Politics team up for 2 live podcasts in one night at the Sound House.

    The Echo Chamber Podcast is where Tony and Martin deliver their thoughts from The Tortoise Shack. They are joined by a variety of campaignerseducators and activists who know that if we ask the right questions, there are better paths and brighter futures for everyone in Ireland.

    Hosting What Am are Steve Byrne & Richie Nolan. When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self-confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government affects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other.

    Tickets cost €12 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Litany of Failures: Hot Cops, Postcard Versions & Shrug Life (solo)

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    You may remember a certain DIY double-vinyl indie release over summer entitled A Litany of Failures Volume II, which featured 18 DIY acts from across the island sharing bills.  It received a huge amount of acclaim from the likes of ourselves, the Irish Times, Hot Press and Lovin' Dublin, and you can listen to/buy it here.

    Three fine bands from that compilation are set to play Anseo on October 5. These are:
    Belfast slacker indie rockers Hot Cops - watch the video for the NI Music Prize-nominated 'Decay'
    The debut performance from Dublin indie supergroup Postcard Versions, whose delightful 'Sunday Morning With Nate' featured as the comp's lead single.
    A solo set from Danny Carroll of Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess and knowingly buoyant manner will carry the lack of rhythm section - check out their debut album, ¯​​\​​_​​(​​ツ​​)​​_​​/​​¯

    Admission costs €10, or €20 with a double LP of A Litany of Failures Vol. II. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Crywank, The Mannerly Hoods, Hand Models [Acoustic] & Don Maple

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    DIY bedroom sadcore journeyman Crywank makes his third trip to NI this year, playing a full-band performance at Voodoo on October 5. Crywank's blackly comical razor-sharp anti-folk has led to wealth of prolificacy over the years - check some out.

     

    Supporting are Belfast duo The Mannerly Hoods, an acoustic set from indie rockers Hand Models and Don Maple.

    Tickets are priced £8 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    WorldService Project

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    In one of the first in a series of a new events partnership with esteemed Belfast tastemakers Moving on Music, the Black Box hosts British punk-jazz quintet WorldService Project.

    One of the most exported live acts in their field, their energetic shows have taken them to festivals across the world, touring in 18 countries and releasing three highly acclaimed studio albums. The Irish Times have described them as being "Mingus and late-Coltrane mixed with hardcore punk, math metal and Zappa-esque mayhem". This year saw the release of their fourth album Serve. Watch the video for 'Fuming Duck'.

    Tickets are available here, priced £12, or £8 concession. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Talos

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    One of contemporary Ireland's most compositionally-minded pop artists Talos, plays The Academy on October 6.

    This will be the Eoin French-led band's first headline show in Dublin since last year's two sell-out dates in December, and their US debut in summer. Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

    Tickets are priced €22, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Kero Kero Bonito

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Making their debut Irish performance are English trio Kero Kero Bonito at Whelan's on October 6.

    Meeting in 2013 on an internet forum, singer Sarah was brought up in Japan before moving to the UK in her teens, where producers Gus & Jamie long-time schoolmates. Their rainbow-vomiting electro-pop is taking over, and this tour sees them tour with a 5-piece live band. Watch the video for the JRPG-soundtracking 'Time Today'.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Ethan Hanna Album Launch w/Sonja Sleator & John Andrews

    The Pavilion

    Belfast

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    Belfast singer-songwriter Ethan Hanna releases his debut album Welcome To The Batlands with a show at the Pavilion on October 6 for Tin Man Heart.

    Supporting is singer-songwriter Sonja Sleator - here's the video for 'Pour The Vodka' - and dark, East Belfast alt. country-tinged singer-songwriter John Andrews.

    Tickets cost £5 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Paddy Hanna

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Whelan's hosts a welcome return from orchestral pop auteur Paddy Hanna, whose wonderful debut album, Frankly, I Mutate, came out earlier in the year.

    Tickets are available for €13 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester art-pop act Everything Everything are set to play the Olympia Theatre on October 7 to replace their cancellation in February due to weather conditions. They released fourth album, A Fever Dream in 2017.

    Formed in 2007, the band have received nominations for the Mercury Music Prize & 3 Ivor Novellos. Ever-eclectic, they meld R&B rhythmic conventions with stream-of-consciousness Radiohead-esque vocals, with A Fever Dream more dynamic than ever before - check out the video for 'Can't Do'.

    Tickets cost €23.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    Boy Azooga

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Blending Beck, Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall and the likes, Boy Azooga are a hotly-tipped young bunch of shapeshifters, led by Davey Newington. Following the June release of debut album 1, 2 Kung Fu! in June, they play The Grand Social on October 7.

    Check out the video for 'Jerry'.

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

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018

    Pale Waves

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Mega-hyped indie-pop quartet Pale Waves play The Academy on October 8.

    Formed in 2014 in Manchester, they were snapped up by Dirty Hit, tipped by BBC's Sound of 2018 poll, and released their debut EP All The Things I Never Said in February. Their debut album is due for release this year. Watch the video for 'Television Romance'.

    Tickets cost €20.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018

    Enslaved + High On Fire

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Norwegian progressive black metal outfit Enslaved play with US thrashy stoner/sludge rock outfit High On Fire at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on October 9 as part of their joint co-headline tour. 

    Enslaved have progressed from being a black metal outfit into progressive territory - watch the video for 'The Watcher'.

    High On Fire were founded in 1998 and fronted by Sleep guitarist Matt Pike. Their Motorhead-recalling US heavy rock is big on chugging riffage.

    Tickets are priced at €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018

    The 1975

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Having firmly established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the UK and beyond, Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 return to Belfast for their biggest show here yet, at the SSE Arena.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release of third album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and precedes the (also very nineteen seventy fively-named) Notes on Conditional Form.

    Support comes from Pale Waves and No Rome.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018

    Enslaved + High On Fire

    Limelight 2

    Dublin

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    Norwegian progressive black metal outfit Enslaved play with US thrashy stoner/sludge rock outfit High On Fire at the Limelight 2 on October 10 as part of their joint tour. 

    Enslaved have progressed from being a black metal outfit into progressive territory - watch the video for 'The Watcher'.

    High On Fire were founded in 1998 and fronted by Sleep guitarist Matt Pike. Their Motorhead-recalling US heavy rock is big on chugging riffage.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £20. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018

    Declan Welsh and the Decadent West

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Politically-minded singer-songwriter & poet-turned-band Declan Welsh and the Decadent West play upstairs at Whelan's on October 10.

    Spreading human messages, they've played Palestine as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange and released their debut EP All My Dreams Are Dull recently, featuring gems railing against fascism and intolerance.

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady feat. Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Celebrating 40 years of their eponymous classic Irish folk album, Andy Irvine & Paul Brady play a short run of Irish dates, including October 11 at Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

    This follows their 2017 sold out tour. The Planxty lineup had massively shifted, with Brady replacing Christy Moore before the band's implosion. Fortunately, in 1977, guitarist Irvine & Brady released an album of legendary status not just as an Irish record, but as an international folk document. As on the record, producers & performers Kevin Burke and Dónal Lunny of Planxty and The Bothy Band will join Irvine & Burke. Listen to it here.

    Tickets are priced €46.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Saint Sister

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Cross-border atmospheric-folk-pop duo Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre, aka Saint Sister, headline The Olympia Theatre on October 11 in an all-ages seated show, following on from last year's NCH appearance.

    The pair draw from Celtic harp traditions, '60s folk and electronic pop to create what they describe as 'atmosfolk'. They've had a fast-moving couple of years, playing just about every essential bill far and wide. Watch the video for 'Tin Man'.

    Tickets cost €28.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Black Peaks

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Brighton post-hardcore progressive rock act Black Peaks play the Empire Music Hall, Belfast, on October 11.

    Formed in 2012 as Shrine, the band  released their debut album in 2016, Statues and have returned with All That Divides - listen to 'Home'.

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Lite

    Foundry

    Belfast

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    Japanese math-rock quartet Lite return to Ireland for the first time in several years to celebrate the 15th anniversary of debut album FilmletsThey play Belfast's Foundry on October 11.

    Support is to be announced.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £18. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Homebeat Presents: James Holden & The Animal Spirits

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    A highlight of Body & Soul, and increasingly experimental & ambitious artist James HoldenThe Animal Spirits plays Dublin's Sugar Club on October 11.

    Over almost two decades in electronic music, Holden has evolved from euphoric trance music to meditative, cerebral trancelike states of experimental music. His 2017 album The Animal Spirits was a Terry Riley-esque hypnotic journey through spiritual jazz and African influenced music that celebrated folk traditions across the world, recorded live with a band including brass, wind & percussion. His established live show is expansive and continues to evolve with the music. 

    Tickets are priced €13 from Eventbrite and doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Landless

    The Black Gate

    Galway

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    The ever-reliable Islander Presents' next series features unaccompanied Belfast & Dublin-based traditional vocal quartet Landless out on tour over Autumn. Their stark, intricately woven debut album Bleaching Bones came out earlier this year, and is worth more than a cursory listen - blending songs of Irish, Scottish, English & American traditions. They play Galway's Black Gate on October 11.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady feat. Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    Celebrating 40 years of their eponymous classic Irish folk album, Andy Irvine & Paul Brady play two Irish dates, the latter taking place on October 12 at Cork Opera House.

    This follows their 2017 sold out tour. The Planxty lineup had massively shifted, with Brady replacing Christy Moore before the band's implosion. Fortunately, in 1977, guitarist Irvine & Brady released an album of legendary status not just as an Irish record, but as an international folk document. As on the record, producers & performers Kevin Burke and Dónal Lunny of Planxty and The Bothy Band will join Irvine & Burke. Listen to it here.

    Tickets are priced €45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Seminal British post-punk band Echo & The Bunnymen play the Olympia Theatre on October 12 alongside the announcement of their new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, out just a week prior.

    Formed in 1978 by frontman Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sargeant, who make up the creative hub of the band since their reunion in recent year. They released several essential post-punk records in their time together, peaking critically with 1984's Ocean Rain LP. Check out recent single 'Seven Seas'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

     

     

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Black Peaks

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Brighton post-hardcore progressive rock act Black Peaks play the Grand Social on October 12.

    Formed in 2012 as Shrine, the band  released their debut album in 2016, Statues and have returned with All That Divides - listen to 'Home'.

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

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Lite

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Japanese math-rock quartet Lite return to Ireland for the first time in several years to celebrate the 15th anniversary of debut album FilmletsThey're set to play the Bello Bar on October 12.

    Support is to be announced.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    The Slow Readers Club

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    UK indie/electronic band Slow Readers Club play the Limelight 2 on October 12. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

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

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Okkervil River

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Alt. country-alluding indie rock quintet Okkervil River play the Roisin Dubh on October 12.

    The Austin band formed in 1998, and are a quintessential Jagjaguwar band, falling somewhere between Pavement & R.E.M. at times. Constantly updating, their ninth album, In The Rainbow Rain, came out this year. Watch the video for recent single 'Pulled Up The Ribbon'.

    Tickets cost €20.40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Musicians Against Homelessness

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Pop Up brings a special Musicians Against Homelessness event to the Palm House on October 12.

    Performing are Alexis Kings and Johnny James.

    All proceeds go to Simon Community Northern Ireland, and tickets cost £10 from Pop Up. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    King Kong Company

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Winners of best live act award, the act many felt was the highlight of Electric Picnic 2017, King Kong Company headline the Olympia on October 13.

    The septet have been described as sounding more like a DJ than a band, and their eponymous debut LP has been produced by long-time Prodigy collaborator Neil McLellan. They've been playing to sold-out audiences in Ireland lately, and asked members of the EP '17 audience to film parts of their final track. Check out the resulting footage.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    The Slow Readers Club

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    UK indie/electronic band Slow Readers Club play the Button Factory on October 13. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Tom Robinson

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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    Integral BBC 6Music broadcaster, and new wave/punk icon Tom Robinson brings his band to Elmwood Hall on October 13.

    Breaking through with debut single '2-4-6-8 Motorway', the subsequent album is broadly agreed to be one of the definitive Seventies British punk albums, released just 2 years after the band's 1976 inception. Never afraid to challenge the status quo on issues of inequality, prejudice & sexuality, they made leaflets during early performances, going from signing onto the dole to Top of the Pops within nine months. Listen to the album's defiant title track.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    John Butler Trio

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of 2018's Bluesfest programme, the virtuosic John Butler Trio plays Vicar Street on October 13. The Australian roots outfit were formed in 1998, led by Butler on guitar and vocals - check him out in the studio.

    Tickets cost €33.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Okkervil River

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Alt. country-alluding indie rock quintet Okkervil River play the Grand Social on 13 October.

    The Austin band formed in 1998, and are a quintessential Jagjaguwar band, falling somewhere between Pavement & R.E.M. at times. Constantly updating, their ninth album, In The Rainbow Rain, came out this year. Watch the video for recent single 'Pulled Up The Ribbon'.

    Tickets cost €18.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Neil Foster 'Hiraeth' Album Launch w/Róisín Whyte

    Framewerk

    Belfast

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    Belfast-based composer Neil Foster launches his new album Hiraeth at East Belfast's Framewerk Gallery on October 13.

    A cinematically-minded sonic artist, the album blends piano, synth, textural layering, vocal samples, birdsong and ambient beats to evoke quiet dreams, big spaces and the call of the wild in this unique unison of sound and song. Check out his work on Bandcamp.

    Visual artists Eoin McGinn and Jonathan Brennan have created artwork & experimental video work to accompany the album, and these will be presented alongside it on the night.

    Support comes from Róisín Whyte.

    Admission is free, doors open at 7.30pm and it's BYO event.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Big Monster Love, Yawning Chasm & The May Enter

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    Three Irish outfits are set to play Anseo on October 13. The returning At Last An Atlas - now named The May Alter play, as well as CJ McCanney's lo-fi alt pop project Big Monster Love - who recently contributed a lovely piece to A Litany of Failures Volume II, 'On Donabate Beach'. Rounding out the bill is Yawning Chasm.

    Admission costs €8 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018

    Ry Cooder

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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    One of the all-time foremost purveyors of worldly music, American musician, songwriter, composer & producer Ry Cooder plays Dublin's National Stadium on October 15.

    A winner of six Grammys across a broad range of genres, he produced & enabled the classic Buena Vista Social Club, the acoustic & slide guitar-heavy Paris, Texas soundtrack, work with the Chieftains, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones & Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. That goes without even mentioning over 20 solo albums including Chicken Skin Music - check out 'Vigilante Man' from the Old Grey Whistle Test - his latest album, The Prodigal Son came out in May.  

    Tickets cost €76 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Alt-J

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Art-pop trio Alt-J return to Dublin, playing the Olympia from October 15-17, due to popular domand.

    Having won the Mercury prize in 2012 for their debut An Awesome Wave, they returned in 2014 with This Is All Yours. This show follows their 2017 album Relaxer, and the release of Reduxer this September. It features reinterpretations of their music featuring the likes of Danny Brown, Rejjie Snow, Pusha T and more. 

    Tickets cost €54.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Negative Gemini

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    US songwriter, singer & producer Lindsey French, aka Negative Gemini, plays the Grand Social on October 17.

    Her self-produced debut Body Work is a unique blend of underground dance beats & pop hooks, getting acclaim from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor & Spin, to name a few. Watch the video for 'Bad Baby'. 

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

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Low

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Minnesotan indie rock/slowcore trio Low play Vicar Street on October  17.

    Low, in case you don't know, have one of the all-time great Christmas songs in the unpastiche 'Just Like Christmas'. Led by husband & wife duo Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker, their harmonies and minimal songwriting approach are the focal points of the band. Together for 25 years, their new album Double Negative is one of their most abrasive to date, preceded by a triptych video of the opening songs on the album. Check out the first - 'Quorum'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €30.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Dream Wife

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie-punk trio Dream Wife play Whelan's on October 17, following their Workman's Club show earlier this year. Formed in art school at Brighton, they took their band on the road independently in the early days with only four songs under their belt. They released a self-titled album in 2017 - watch the video for 'Let's Make Out'.

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

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Chapter & Verse(ChorusVerse) or (Another Dickhead) On The Road - Book Launch

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    MAC Artist-in-Residence Tony Wright, aka VerseChorusVerse, is set to launch the long-awaited memoir (Another Dickhead) On The Road, detailing his 20 years in music, at the MAC on October 17.

    Wright has just released new album Outro, having last year toured The Tragedy of Dr Hannigan. From being courted by big labels at the age of 15 to conquering the DIY scene in his late twenties with ASIWYFA,, to an increasingly compelling solo career with his latest acclaimed musical incarnation VerseChorusVerse, Tony has seen the world & can't decide whether he is richer or poorer for it.

    Tony will take us through the highest of highs and the most despairing of lows that make up his “pretty weird life” so far. In an always honest show - told via his own inimitable performance of both song & story - full of warmth, human frailty and hilarity. Join Tony on his journey, soul searching on the highways of the USA, and the unforgettable characters he meets along the way; while Tony asks himself the ultimate artistic question: “why do any of us do this?”. It's set to be a thought-provoking, funny and startlingly honest show, with a killer soundtrack to boot.

    Tickets are priced from £12.50-£18 from The MAC. Doors open at 8pm

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Dave Chappelle & Jon Stewart

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Juggernauts Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart take over the 3Arena on October 17 ahead of a run of UK shows.

    Tickets are priced from €29.65, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Okilly Dokilly w/Molarbear & Crisis

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Seemingly determined to test the limits of how far one Simpsons pun can be pushed, metal act Okilly Dokilly come to the Empire on October 17 as part of their UKilly tour. 

    Their debut album, Howdilly Doodilly, was released in 2016, filled with Flanderisms, its members include Head Ned, Dread Ned, Shred Ned & Zed Ned. Following the departure of bassist Thread Ned and guitarist Stead Ned for left hand conversion therapy, the band acquired guitarist Dead Ned and bassist Cred Ned. Watch the video for 'White Wine Spritzer' and this live version of 'Godspeed, Little Doodle'.

    Fellow pun-lovers, metallic noise-punks Molarbear - listen to their recently-released debut album Storklord - and progressive post-rock act Crisis support.

    Admission costs £15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Declan O'Rourke & Paddy Hanna

    Spiegeltent Eyre Square

    Galway

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    Classically-inclined folk singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke headlines the Galway Spiegeltent Sessions on October 17.

    The Dublin-based performer released his first album in 2004, it's launch nights in Whelans being broadcast on national radio. He's written seven albums, earning a huge number of reputable fans, including Paul Weller, Christy Moore, John Prine and many more. Listen to 'Galileo'. 

    Supporting is orchestral pop auteur Paddy Hanna, whose wonderful debut album, Frankly, I Mutate, came out earlier in the year.

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

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Jon Hopkins (Live)

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the May release of his first album in five years, SingularityJon Hopkins performs a live set at Vicar Street on October 18.

    Themed around 'a universe expanding towards the same infinitesimal point', it's his first since 2013's Immunity. Watch the video for 'Emerald Rush'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Superorganism

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    One of the buzziest bands around, transatlantic indie-pop octet Superorganism play Dublin’s Academy on Thursday, October 18.

    Taken from their self-titled debut album, watch the brand new video for ‘Night Time'.

    Tickets for the show – which are priced at €18.50 – go on sale this Friday at 10am.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Dream Wife

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Indie-punk trio Dream Wife play Galway's Roisin Dubh on October 18, following their previous Irish dates earlier this year. Formed in art school at Brighton, they took their band on the road independently in the early days with only four songs under their belt. They released a self-titled album in 2017 - watch the video for 'Let's Make Out'.

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Jon Hopkins

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Fresh off the back of his appearance at Body & Soul in Co. Westmeath at the weekend, it’s been announced that Jon Hopkins will return to Ireland for a show at Vicar Street on October 18.

    His latest album, Singularity, came out last year, a thematically-conscious mutable LP that begins and ends at the same point, shaped by his experiences with meditative and trance-like states.

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

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    David Kitt

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt plays the Sugar Club with a three piece band on October 18, following the release of his new album, Yous and the Like Lightning EP in September. Margie Jean Lewis will be on violin on the night

    Breaking through with 2001 intimate masterpiece, The Big Romance, Kitt has consistently written, performed & produced music for the best part of two decades now, with Yous being his first since 2009. Watch the video for lead single, 'Still Don't Know'.

    Tickets are available here, priced €16. 

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks w/Tandem Felix

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Having released their first single in four years, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will play Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 19.

    This follows news of the May release of their seventh album, Sparkle Hard, through Domino Records. Listen to ‘Middle America

    Support comes from Dublin's Tandem Felix.

    Tickets cost €35, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    Teleman

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    English indie-pop quartet Teleman return to Whelan's on October 19, alongside the release of their third album.

    The London foursome have been perpetually in search of the immaculate pop song, beginning with 2014 debut Breakfast and 2016's Brilliant Sanity. As four true music magpies, this latest release sees them as their most spontaneous, playing off each other in the studio moreso than ever. Check out 'Submarine Life'.

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

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Having previously played the Dublin venue back in 2014 and 2010, it’s been announced that Anton Newcombe’s Brian Jonestown Massacre will play the Academy on Friday October 19.

    The news comes ahead of the release of two new BJM albums in 2018, the first of which – Something Else – is our on June 1 via A Recordings. Recorded between 2017 and 2018, the release is a self-proclaimed return to the “traditional” sound of the band after the experimentation of recent records.

    Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €23.50 from Ticketmaster

    Check out our Monday Mixtape with Anton Newcombe from 2016 here.

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr. Dre's 2001

    Belfast

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    Belfast hosts a special live orchestral rendition of Dr. Dre's phenomenal 2001 on October 19, from No Strings Attached.

    Accompanied by DJs and singers, they'll perform the album in its entirety, followed by some of his many west coast classics.

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    Sea Pinks

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Belfast's most prolific purveyors of jangle-pop, Sea Pinks, hold the Dublin leg of their new album launch tour at Bello Bar on October 19.

    Titled Rockpool Blue, the 28 minute album is their seventh LP since their 2010 inception. Recorded in four days over a six month period by engineer Ben McAuley at Start Together Studios, Belfast. Sonically blissed-out and dripping - moreso than any record before - it thematically tackles the pressure of adult responsibilities against the internal imposter syndrome that comes with it.

    Tickets cost €11.40 altogether from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    Glass Wings Album Launch w/Molly Sterling & Owen Lamont

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Bird & Bramble host the album launch for Glass Wings' debut album at the Black Box on October 19. Watch the video for 'For A Little While'.

    Supporting is young Dublin-based alt. pop singer-songwriter Molly Sterling - check her in session here - and Belfast singer-songwriter Owen Lamont.

    Tickets are available from Music Planet Live. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Beach House

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city in the same venue back in 2015, Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House will return to play Dublin’s Vicar Street on Saturday, October 20.

    The announcement comes accompanied with the release of ‘Dive’, the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming seventh album, 7. Read our 2015 interview with Victoria Legrand from Beach House here.

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr Dre 2001

    Dublin

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    Dublin hosts a special live orchestral rendition of Dr. Dre's phenomenal 2001 on October 20.

    Accompanied by DJs and singers, they'll perform the album in its entirety, followed by some of his many west coast classics.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Franc Moody

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Hefty on the sweaty basement bassline, funk-pop quintet Franc Moody play the Grand Social on October 20.

    The London outfit has amassed quite the following over the last year or 2 with singles like 'Dopamine' making cool the grooves of Jamiroquai in 2018.

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

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Woes w/Hello Casanova & Sleeping Outside

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Scottish indie-punks Woes play Voodoo on October 21, following the release of new EP, Self Help.

    Support comes from local outfits Hello Casanova and Sleeping Outside.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £11.25. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Woes w/Hello Casanova & Sleeping Outside

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Scottish indie-punks Woes play Voodoo on October 21, following the release of new EP, Self Help.

    Support comes from local outfits Hello Casanova and Sleeping Outside.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £11.25. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Idles w/Heavy Lungs

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    We, and many others, have called them the most punk band out there. We stand by it, and finally Idles play Galway's Roisin Dubh on October 21, in what will be undoubtedly one of the most intense shows it will ever have seen.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists. They've recently released the incredible video for new single 'Colossus', the two-part opener from their next album Joy Is An Act Of Resistance, featuring cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ted DiBiase, Fred Astaire and Jesus Christ.

    Support comes from Bristol post-punks Heavy Lungs. Watch the video for 'Stutter'.

     

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Bloc Party Perform 'Silent Alarm'

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of a run of six European shows, Bloc Party will perform their debut album, Silent Alarm, at Dublin’s 3Arena on October 22.

    Hands down their finest hour, Silent Alarm was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2005, best known for its singles, double A-side ‘So Here We Are/Positive Tension’, ‘Banquet’ and ‘Pioneers’, as well as 'Helicopters', their calling card. A microcosm of young adult life & global politics by frontman Kele Okereke, it's also wonderful manifesto for finding pleasure in mundanity - not to mention an early example of the melding of indie rock with unexpected genres, which the band, at the time, believed was the only way 21st century rock could survive. We can't say we disagree.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    First Aid Kit w/The Staves

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit play the Telegraph Building in Belfast on October 22.

    Having just released their fourth album in January to their highest placement & acclaim yet, the act are continually on the rise. Listen to Ruins here.

    Support comes from sibling folk rock trio The Staves.

    Tickets, available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar, are priced £28.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Idles w/Heavy Lungs

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    We, and many others, have called them the most punk band out there. We stand by it, and finally Idles play their first headline show in Ireland at Whelan's on October 22.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists. They've recently released the incredible video for new single 'Colossus', the two-part opener from their next album Joy Is An Act Of Resistance, featuring cameos from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ted DiBiase, Fred Astaire and Jesus Christ.

    Support comes from Bristol post-punks Heavy Lungs. Watch the video for 'Stutter'.

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

     

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Mutual Benefit

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    The Empire hosts a headline set from Jordan Lee, aka wonderfully intimate multi-instrumental singer-songwriter Mutual Benefit on October 22.

    Recalling the wistful pocket orchestra pop of Sparklehorse, he blends folk, psychedelia and pop. Several releases on Bandcamp preceded his outright debut album Love's Crushing Diamond and its successor, Skip A Sinking Stone. Watch the video for the wonderful 'Advanced Felony'.

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

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Corrosion of Conformity

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    North Carolina metal outfit Corrosion of Conformity have announced their return with three Irish dates, kicking off at Dublin's Tivoli on October 22.

    Forming in the early eighties by bassist/vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin, they were a hardcore act, before crossing over into thrashier territory, staking their claim in the crossover market with 1987's Technocracy

    Dean left the band shortly after, only to return in 1993, with the band moving into sludgier and more groove-based territory. After a hiatus from 2006-2010 before returning with Dean. They're touring latest album No Cross No Crown, which was released in January this year, and is the first album to feature guitarist & vocalist Pepper Keenan since 2005. Watch the video for 'The Luddite'.

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

  • Tue
    23
    Oct
    2018

    Corrosion of Conformity

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    North Carolina metal outfit Corrosion of Conformity have announced their return with three Irish dates, playing Dolan's in Limerick on October 23.

    Forming in the early eighties by bassist/vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin, they were a hardcore act, before crossing over into thrashier territory, staking their claim in the crossover market with 1987's Technocracy

    Dean left the band shortly after, only to return in 1993, with the band moving into sludgier and more groove-based territory. After a hiatus from 2006-2010 before returning with Dean. They're touring latest album No Cross No Crown, which was released in January this year, and is the first album to feature guitarist & vocalist Pepper Keenan since 2005. Watch the video for 'The Luddite'.

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

  • Tue
    23
    Oct
    2018

    First Aid Kit

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 23.

    Having just released their fourth album in January to their highest placement & acclaim yet, the act are continually on the rise. Listen to Ruins here.

    Support comes from sibling folk rock trio The Staves.

    Tickets, available from Ticketmaster, are priced €31. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    David Byrne w/Benjamin Clementine

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of his American Utopia tour, David Byrne plays Dublin's 3Arena on October 24.

    The Talking Heads frontman's new album has been as well-received as the rest of his constant evolution and creative fecundity in his collaboration with younger disciples like Anna Calvi & St Vincent. Check out the typically excellent video for recent single 'Everybody's Coming To My House'.

    Support comes from Benjamin Clementine

    Tickets are priced from €49.50, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    Mutual Benefit

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    October 24 sees a headline set from Jordan Lee, aka wonderfully intimate multi-instrumental singer-songwriter Mutual Benefit.

    Recalling the wistful pocket orchestra pop of Sparklehorse, he blends folk, psychedelia and pop. Several releases on Bandcamp preceded his outright debut album Love's Crushing Diamond and its successor, Skip A Sinking Stone. Watch the video for the wonderful 'Advanced Felony'.

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

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    Corrosion of Conformity

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    North Carolina metal outfit Corrosion of Conformity have announced their return with three Irish dates, finishing up at Belfast's Limelight on October 24.

    Forming in the early eighties by bassist/vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin, they were a hardcore act, before crossing over into thrashier territory, staking their claim in the crossover market with 1987's Technocracy

    Dean left the band shortly after, only to return in 1993, with the band moving into sludgier and more groove-based territory. After a hiatus from 2006-2010 before returning with Dean. They're touring latest album No Cross No Crown, which was released in January this year, and is the first album to feature guitarist & vocalist Pepper Keenan since 2005. Watch the video for 'The Luddite'.

    Tickets, priced at £20, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    Eartheater

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    That most trusted of forward-thinking promotions, Dublin's Enthusiastic Eunuch bring Queens-based artist Alexandra Drewchin, aka Eartheater to Bello Bar on October 24.

    Signed to Pan, her use of foley, a three-octave range and classical composition blend into something peerless, and her viscerally emotive live performance stands alongside recorded output, realised by her fearless physical investment and gut-wrenching vocal sincerity. Her third album, IRISIRI, is out now 

    It "lays out a shifting network of abstract song craft, laced with sudden structural upheavals and collisions of mutated tropes from numerous sonic vocabularies. Modular synth staccato plucks hammer out in arrhythmic spirals over a carefully muzzled grid of pumping kicks - unleashed in unpredictable disruptions. Technoid stabs mingle with crushed black metal. An icy OS reads poetry against a bed of granular synth swells." Watch the video for 'Inclined'.

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

     

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    The Cosmic Dead, Crowhammer, Hawkbastard & Mendicant

    Crane Lane

    Cork

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    Glasgow-based synth-washed space rockers The Cosmic Dead play one of two Irish dates at Crane Lane on October 24 for Paranoid Beast. Check out their synth-washed cosmische, beyond out-there jams on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are fantastical, narrative-driven Dublin sci-fi/fantasy stoner krautrock act Crowhammer - check their Bandcamp - dubby space rock act Hawkbastard and progressive stoner-doom outfit Mendicant.

    Admission costs €15 and doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    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 shows in Ireland, playing the 3Arena on October 25.

    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 priced (loftily upwards) from €80.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    The Cosmic Dead, Wild Rocket & Extravision

    The Taproom @ Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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    Glasgow-based synth-washed space rockers The Cosmic Dead play Drop Dead Twice's Taproom on October 25. Check out their beyond out-there jams on Bandcamp.

    Sharing the bill are Dublin-based outfit Wild Rocket in a double-drumming space punk explorations set - listen to their second album, Disassociation Mechanics - and Extravision.

    Admission costs €12 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    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 shows in Ireland, playing the Belfast's SSE Arena on October 26.

    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 priced (loftily upwards) from £68 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    John Fogerty w/Steve Miller Band

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Performing music from one of the few bands we, the human race, can unanimously hold dear, John Fogerty is set to play the 3Arena on October 26 as part of Bluesfest 2018. Fogerty is set to play a Creedence Clearwater Revival greatest hits set.

    Support comes from classic AOR outfit The Steve Miller Band.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Fronted by Julian Casablanacas of the Strokes, The Voidz will play an exclusive Irish show at Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 26.

    The U.S. six-piece released their second studio album, Virtue, back in March. Watch the video for the retrofied 80s 'QYURRYUS', sounding a little like Omar Souleyman on a Stylophone, fused with Berlin-era Bowie.

    Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €36.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Fronted by Julian Casablanacas of the Strokes, The Voidz will play an exclusive Irish show at Dublin’s Vicar Street on October 26.

    The U.S. six-piece released their second studio album, Virtue, back in March. Watch the video for the retrofied 80s 'QYURRYUS', sounding a little like Omar Souleyman on a Stylophone, fused with Berlin-era Bowie.

    Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €36.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Vieux Farka Touré

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Often known as the Hendrix of the Sahara, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré plays the Sugar Club on October 26.

    The son of legendary player Ali Farka Touré, and was initially a drummer & calabash player, eventually moving to guitar in 2001. He and his father recorded together before his passing, and performed the opening concert at the 2010 World Cup. Check him out live.

    Tickets are available from the Sugar Club, priced €25. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Simon Day In Character

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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    Star of BBC’s The Fast Show, Simon Day has announced a Belfast show as part of his Simon Day In Character tour, coming to Elmwood Hall on Friday, 26th October

    It's a new show written and directed by Day. featuring a quartet of Simon’s best loved characters brought together on the stage for the first time. The star of BBC’s Brian Pern: A Life In Rock makes his debut live stage appearance – a chance to see the aged prog rock star and humanitarian in full effect as he discusses rumours of his death and performs some live songs. 
    The Fast Show’s pub bore and star of 2003 witness protection comedy Grass, Billy Bleach, is resurrected and speaking for the first time since being charged with making 278 sexist comments over a three-month period in his local Wetherspoon’s.  
    Geoffrey Allerton, Yorkshire’s most underrated poet, steps out of the Mallard Theatre and onto a stage near you to recite work from his latest poetry collection Making Time. Finally, one of Britain’s most dangerous men and longest serving prisoners Tony Beckton talks about his continuous struggle to adapt to life on the outside.

    Tickets are priced £17.50 from Ticketmaster & Shine. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Nadja, Rainfear & Luxury Mollusc

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Canadian drone-doom duo Nadja headline the Bello Bar on October 26. Comprising multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker & bassist Leah Buckareff, their heavy atmospherics have yielded a great number of albums on a variety of underground labels - check out the discography here.

    Expect an intense visual-aural experience from Rainfear - watch them improvise here - and Dublin-based multi-disciplinary artist Stuart Geelon, aka harsh noise/ditch electronics project Luxury Mollusc, which utilises and processes heavily the sounds of voice, scrap metal, bones and other on-site implements. Listen on Bandcamp.

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

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    U2

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    In what will inevitably be the highest grossing tour of all time, U2 bring their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour to Belfast on October 27.

    Following on from last year's Joshua Tree tour, this continues on from their 2015 tour of the same name in celebration of the band's 2017 LP, the lukewarmly-received Songs of Experience. No expense is spared, as the stage has a state-of-the-art sound system, multiple performance areas, a gargantuan LED super high-res screen, and fully immersive show.

    Tickets are available, priced from a 'mere' £185 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    BC Camplight

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    In support of his second album through Bella Union, BC Camplight plays The Workman's Club on October 27.

    The New Jersey native released two acclaimed in the throes of mental illness & addiction, ultimately ending up squatting in an old church. Relocating to Manchester, he wrote a new album but was exiled due to immigration law just two days before its release. Eventually he made his way back and his latest album, Deportation Blues documents it. Check out How To Die In The North.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Her's

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Mac Demarco-recalling mega-chill Liverpool jangly indie wave outfit Her's play upstairs at Whelan's on October 27.

    Their debut LP Invitation To Her's, out in August, follows up on compilation Songs of Her's, and with growing attention from the hippest publications, their oddball music seems poised to make a splash. Listen to 'Cool With You'.

    Tickets cost €15 from WAV.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Phosphorescent

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent plays the Tivoli on October 27 as part of his first run of European headline dates in four years.

    It's five years since his last album Muchacho, which featured his breakthrough hit 'Song For Zula'.

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

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
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    28
    Oct
    2018

    Metropolis Festival

    RDS

    Dublin

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    The fourth edition of October Bank Holiday festival Metropolis takes place over six stages at the RDS. The Saturday is this year curated by Villagers whose fourth album, The Art of Pretending To Swim is out a month prior.

    Also playing are Roisin MurphyMac DemarcoBlood OrangeYoung FathersThe Black MadonnaGrandbrothers and Gwenno.

    There may still be remaining tickets available here.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Lisa O'Neill Album Launch w/Cormac Begley

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Incredible Irish folk voice Lisa O'Neill is set to launch her new album at a seated show at Vicar Street on October 27.

    Her fourth LP to date, Heard A Long Gone Song is out a week prior, and her first on Rough Trade imprint River Lea Records. Featuring a broad cast of musicians in Cormac Begley, Christophe Capewell, Libby McCrohan and Radie Peat, it's a blend of traditional songs & original compositions. Often described as folk with a punk sensibility, her earthy poetry is never less than evocative of both the past and of the deeply subjective now.

    Watch her play 'Rock The Machine' live.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €20.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Shine 23rd Birthday: Eats Everything, Skream, Luigi Madonna, Big Miz B2B Elliot, Adamson & more

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    In its first birthday outside the now-demolished Mandela Hall, Shine holds its 23rd at the Telegraph Building, featuring more than a few favourites.

    Performing are Eats EverythingSkreamLuigi MadonnaBig Miz B2B Elliot, AdamsonSchmutz and Influx x Bekuz.

    Tickets cost €27.50 from Shine & Ticketweb. Gates open at 9.30pm with last entry at midnight.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Robert Plant and The Sensation Space Shifters & Van Morrison

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Adding to the already-phenomenal coup of John Fogerty & Steve Miller Band, Bluesfest 2018 brings a double-header of vocalists of a mythical magnitude in Robert Plant and Van Morrison on October 28.

    Plant plays with his acclaimed band The Sensational Space Shifters, who navigate Zeppelin, as well as his newer material, as the Indian summer phase of his career continues to blossom. His 2017 solo album, Carry Fire, sees him remain the force he should well be at this age.

    It's been over 50 years since the two shared a stage, but Van Morrison continues to perform his soulful, mystical & accessible - to varying turns - brand of R&B, spanning his entire catalogue following the release of new album, Driving Me Crazy.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €89.50. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Neil Hilborn w/Rudy Francisco & Sabrina Benaim

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Poet Neil Hilborn performs the Liberty Hall Theatre on October 28 as part of his The Future tour. This is his second collection of poetms, filled with wry examinations of mental health, nostalgia, love & heartbreak. 

    He'll be joined by Rudy Francisco and Sabrina Benaim.

    Tickets are available for €20. 

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Boy Pablo

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    19-year-old Norwegian musician Pablo Muñoz AKA Boy Pablohas been making some waves as a bedroom indie-pop contender over the last few months.

    Having recently shared single ‘Losing You’, and with a new EP expected in the coming months, he will play Dublin’s Button Factory on October 28.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €27 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Merakindie 1st Birthday: O Emperor, Arthuritis & Elaine Malone

    Connolly's

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    Following a creative rejuvenation & gestation period, Waterford quintet O Emperor headline Coughlan's in Cork on October 28 as part of Coughlans Live Music Festival 2018. Listen to their return single 'Make It Rain' - a slice of Afrobeat-inspired groove distilled into 3 minutes, following some extended time in the studio.

    Admission is free and things kick off at 11pm.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Slackers w/The Skallions

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    New York reggae/ska/rock'n'roll outfit The Slackers return to Belfast's Empire on October 28.

    In existence since 1991, they released their debut album Better Late Than Never in 1996. They've played over 100 shows every year since, and will be supported on the night from NI-based eight-piece The Skallions.

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

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    The Chemical Brothers w/Stephan Bodzin & James Holroyd

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Iconic English electronic duo The Chemical Brothers play the 3Arena on October 29.

    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.

    Tickets cost €49.50-€59.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

     

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    Mac Demarco

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Incumbent king of slacker indie-pop Mac DeMarco plays Belfast's Limelight 1 for Strange Victory on October 29.

    His fifth record This Old Dog, out last year, saw a maturation from lo-fi psychedelic jangle-pop into that of more solemn & acoustic reflection. Check out 'Pepperoni Playboy: A Macumentary' and single 'My Old Man'. 

    Tickets cost £24.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    Stanley Clarke

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Highly influential jazz fusion bassist Stanley Clarke plays the Sugar Club on October 29.

    The founding member of one of the first jazz fusion acts Return To Forever, he has composed for film & television, and has worked across an astonishing breadth of genres.

    Tickets cost €30 from the Sugar Club. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018

    Elder Island

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Bristol based synth-pop trio Elder Island play the Grand Social on October 30, following a European tour support with Glass Animals, The Great Escape, Lost Village and countless other festivals. Watch the vide for 'Bamboo'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018

    Pocket Billiards Single Launch w/Kid Trench & Pandora Ills

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Their first gig in over two years, iconic Belfast ska-punks Pocket Billiards finally return to the circuit, launching their new single at the Empire on Halloween night.

    Formed in 2001, they've released two excellent albums to date in their 2009 eponymous debut and 2012's Last Chance To Dance, which veered further into reggae & dub influences. The band's wry sense of humour captures the Belfast zeitgeist, and you can check it all out on Bandcamp. This new single will be their first in 6 years.

    Supporting is Newry pop artist Kid Trench and Belfast ska-punks Pandora Ills - who just released debut album Battles The Pilluminati. Listen to them on Soundcloud.

    Admission is £7 from Ticketmaster & the Empire. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018

    Punkowe'en: Strange New Places, Sister Ghost & Gender Chores

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    A DIY triad of spirits band together this Halloween at the Oh Yeah Centre. Emo indie-punk quintet Strange New Places. Listen to 'Trombone'.

    Supporting are Shannon O'Neill-fronted garage alt. rock quartet Sister Ghost - watch the video for recent single, 'The Final Grrrl' - and lo-fi punk duo Gender Chores - check out their demo tracks on Soundcloud.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Slayer w/Lamb of God, Anthrax & Obituary

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of their final world tour, Slayer play one last Irish date at the 3Arena on November 1.

    It's been 37 glorious years, making some of the most aggressive heavy music, the creation of the stereotype of a Slayer shirt at every concert in history - even their own exhibit in the Smithsonian. Watch the first of their short documentary series 'Early Days', documenting their time together.

    Support comes from Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary.

    Tickets are priced at €49.50-€59.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Johnny Marr

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    It’s been announced that Johnny Marr will play Belfast's Ulster Hall and Dublin's National Stadium on November 1 & 2 respectively. 

    The guitarist, solo artist and Smiths legend has just released new album Call The Comet, his third solo record. Watch the video for 'Hi Hello'.

    Tickets are priced £31 plus booking fees, from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Solomon Grey

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Musical duo & film composition team Solomon Grey play The Grand Social on November 1.

    The classically trained pair of long-time friends make cinematic, synthy orchestrations panoramic in scope, having soundtracked Peter Moffatt's The Last Post for BBC recently. The line between their music & composition is blurred one - watch the video for 'Wonderful World' off their second album, Human Music, which features the luxurious sound of a CS-80 synthesiser.

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

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    The Murder Capital

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Anthemic Shame-inspired post-punk quintet The Murder Capital follow a successful Irish festival season with winter Irish tour which kicks off on November 1 at Galway's Roisin Dubh. Centring around themes of 'grief, lust and despair', check them out live.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Johnny Marr

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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    It’s been announced that Johnny Marr will play Belfast's Ulster Hall and Dublin's National Stadium on November 1 & 2 respectively. 

    The guitarist, solo artist and Smiths legend has just released new album Call The Comet, his third solo record. Watch the video for 'Hi Hello'.

    Tickets are priced €33.50 plus booking fees, from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Whenyoung

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Limerick-born indie pop-rock outfit whenyoung continue their upward trajectory when they headline the Workman's Club on November 2, having supported the likes of Nick Cave & Sinead O'Connor. Watch the video for 'Actor'.

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

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Bicep [Live], Voiski [Live], Hammer & Schmutz

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Bicep are set to play a headline show at The Olympia Theatre on November 2.

    The duo have recently debuted at Coachella, played Glasto, Pitchfork and all the big names. An immersive live show, they're placed amongst the visuals for a pulsing, visceral sense of togetherness. Watch the video for 'Glue'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €31.40. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Slomatics, Strangle Wire & MAW

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Belfast's premier titans of heft Slomatics, headline Voodoo on November 2. Off the back of high profile slots at Roadburn Festival & shows in Las Vegas and beyond, they've recently been confirmed for the soundtrack of the star-studded metal-based animated film Planet Of Doom.

    Death metal quartet Strangle Wire support, having put out new record The Dark Triad earlier in the year. Opening things is a rare sighting of one of NI's finest duos, the telepathic sludge-noise rock of MAW - listen to them on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs £8 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Eli Keszler w/Percolator

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    As ever, Enthusiastic Eunuch are set to bring some of the most interesting in the world of experimental music, and November's instalment, taking place at the Bello Bar, features insanely prolific New York-based percussionist, composer & visual artist Eli Keszler.

    With his roots in punk and free improv, recent collaborations have been with Laurel Halo, Oheohtrix Point Never, Oren Ambarchi and many more. His complex sound installations involve mechanisms like piano wire, drawings, writing, all of which force an interaction between elements of acoustic environments and collaborators. Check out his rooftop NTS live session.

    A psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey triad of cosmic voyagers Percolator support. Check out the video for single 'Crab Supernova' taken off Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

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

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    The Murder Capital

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Anthemic Shame-inspired post-punk quintet The Murder Capital follow a successful Irish festival season with a winter Irish tour that stops off at Dolan's on November 2. Centring around themes of 'grief, lust and despair', check them out live.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Vulpynes

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based sludgy two piece Vulpynes are set to play Whelan's upstairs on November 2.

    Offering up raw gelatinous chunks of Mudhoney, Melvins and L7, they've been gigging heavily around the island and beyond as of late, sharing stages with the likes of Marmozets, Deap Vally & Misfits' Doyle. Watch the video for 'Silica'.

    Tickets cost €12 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Rory Nellis 'The Fear' Single Launch w/Our Krypton Son & Sonja Sleator

    Accidental Theatre

    Belfast

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    Belfast-based singer-songwriter Rory Nellis launches his new single 'The Fear' at Accidental Theatre on November 2.

    Supporting is masterful Derry singer-songwriter Our Krypton Son - listen to 'Everything Reminds Me Of You' - and Sonja Sleator - check her video for 'Pour The Vodka'.

    Tickets are available for £7 from Accidental Theatre. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Parquet Courts

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Having just released their excellent sixth studio album, Wide Awake!, Brooklyn indie rock heroes Parquet Courts will play a show at Dublin’s The Academy on Saturday, November 3.

    Formed in 2010, their lo-fi quotidian stoner garage fare has gradually developed with each album from Light Up GoldSunbathing Animal and Content Nausea paving the way for their composed 2016 LP Human Performance. Now, this year's Wide Awake! has seen them make a move into moderately more commercial territory with Danger Mouse at the helm, without losing the scratchy cynicism that won our hearts the first time around. Check out 'Mardi Gras Beads'.

    Tickets cost €22.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Bicep [Live], Voiski [Live], Hammer & Schmutz

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    November 3 sees a huge Shine at Belfast Telegraph Building, headlined by Bicep in a live set. The duo have recently debuted at Coachella, played Glasto, Pitchfork and all the big names. An immersive live show, they're placed amongst the visuals for a pulsing, visceral sense of togetherness.

     As well as that, a live set comes courtesy of Voiskiwith Hammer and Schmutz on the bill.

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

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    The Murder Capital

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Anthemic Shame-inspired post-punk quintet The Murder Capital follow their successful Irish festival season with a winter tour that features a stopoff at Cyprus Avenue on November 3. Centring around themes of 'grief, lust and despair', check them out live.

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018

    The Decemberists

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Portland indie folk-rock band The Decemberists return to Ireland to play Vicar Street on November 4.

    The five-strong group of multi-instrumentalists - led by main songwriter, and lead vocalist/guitarist Colin Meloy - are touring their eighth album, I'll Be Your Girl. Listen to 'Severed', it's lead single.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018

    Pig Destroyer

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Virginia-based grindcore five piece Pig Destroyer are set to play Voodoo Lounge on November 4.

    Originally just a trio when they formed in 1997, growing to include a sampler & no bassist until 2013 and are one of the most prominent grindcore acts worldwide. Sixth album Head Cage came out this year.

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

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    U2

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    In what will inevitably be the highest grossing tour of all time, U2 bring their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour to Dublin on November 5 & 6.

    Following on from last year's Joshua Tree tour, this continues on from their 2015 tour of the same name in celebration of the band's 2017 LP, the lukewarmly-received Songs of Experience. No expense is spared, as the stage has a state-of-the-art sound system, multiple performance areas, a gargantuan LED super high-res screen, and fully immersive show.

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

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Talib Kweli

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Globe-trotting Brooklyn hip-hop artist Talib Kweli returns to Dublin for a show at The Academy's Green Room on November 5.

    Earning his recognition alongside Mos Def - now Yasiin Bey - as part of east coast group Black Star, Kweli has been working in activism alongside his erstwhile collaborator over the years, and has been productive since his debut solo LP Quality, releasing in 2013 alone, Gravitas and Prisoner of Conscious. Most recently, he released Fuck The Money and Radio Silence. Check out his early solo single, 'Get By'.

    Tickets are available, priced at €19.90, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Sigrid

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the success of her sold out Academy show earlier in the year, young Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid plays The Olympia on November 5. She's the winner of this year's BBC Music's Sound of 2018 award, breaking through with 'Don't Kill My Vibe'. You can listen to new tune 'Focus' here, from the Raw EP.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster, from €25.90. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats & Worriers

    Foundry

    Belfast

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    Pittsburgh political punks Anti-Flag play Foundry on November 5 as part of their impressive 3-strong European tour. 

    Their most recently released album was 2017's American Fall, and they follow it with this tour aimed towards promoting those new-fangled ideas of empathy and optimism. Watch the new video for single 'Trouble Follows Me'.

    Sharing the stage are Canadian metal/hardcore/sludge crossover outfit Cancer Bats and Brooklyn melodic punks Worriers.

    Tickets are priced £23.50 from WeGotTickets. £1 of each ticket will be donated to Amnesty International. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Poliça

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Minneapolis synth-pop band Poliça play the Grand Social on November 5.

    This show accompanies the release of their fourth album, Music For The Long Emergency. Watch the video for 'Dark Star' from their debut album.

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

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Natalie Prass

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Virginian singer-songwriter Natalie Prass plays the Workman's Club on November 6. 

    Blending danceable elements with indie rock and pop inclinations, her debut album came out in 2015, and its follow-up The Future and The Past is out now. Watch the video for 'Short Court Style'.

    Tickets cost €17 from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Dashboard Confessional

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Having just released their first album in eight years, emo outfit Dashboard Confessional play The Academy on November 6.

    Crooked Shadows was out in February - check out the video for 'We Fight'.

    Tickets cost €31.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats & Worriers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Pittsburgh political punks Anti-Flag play Whelan's as part of an impressive 3-strong European tour bill. 

    Their most recently released album was 2017's American Fall, and they follow it with this tour aimed towards promoting those new-fangled ideas of empathy and optimism. Watch the new video for single 'Trouble Follows Me'.

    Sharing the stage are Canadian metal/hardcore/sludge crossover outfit Cancer Bats and Brooklyn melodic punks Worriers.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets.

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    Pharoah Sanders Quartet

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    The Godfather of Spiritual Jazz, Pharoah Sanders, plays the National Concert Hall on November 7.

    Emerging from Coltrane's mid-60s groups, Sanders' avant-garde spiritual jazz shaped things, his tenor sax absorbing R&B, Asian modes & Moroccan grooves, without ever losing his flair for sublime simplicity. Essential recordings include KarmaPharoah, as well on his recordings with Coltrane, like Ascension, or with Sun Ra Arkestra.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, priced from €27-€40. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    Monuments, Bailer & Vola

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Progressive metal act Monuments are set to play Voodoo Lounge on November 7. Formed by members of Fellsilent & The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, their third album, Phronesis has an October release. Watch the video for 'A.W.O.L.'.

    Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer support - listen to their eponymous EP on Bandcamp - and young industrial-tinged Copenhagen progressive act Vola - watch the video for 'Smartfriend'.

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

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    Mall Grab

    Monroe's

    Galway

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    As one of eight dates across Ireland in November, 24 year old international bright young thing, Australian house DJ Mall Grab plays Galway's Monroes on November 7. Featuring lo-fi beats and surrealism, he's even had some crossover success beyond the electronically-inclined. Check out his Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €13. Doors open at 10.30pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
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    08
    Nov
    2018

    Cormac Neeson

    The Duke of York

    Belfast

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    The Answer's frontman Cormac Neeson plays some of his first solo shows in support of debut album White Feather at the Duke of York on November 7 & 8. It sees him move into more rootsy, countrified pastures after spending some time in Nashville - watch him perform 'White Feather' in The Live Room.

    Support on the 7th will come from Owen Lamont, and the wonderfully soulful voice of Amy Montgomery on the 8th.

    Tickets are available here, for the former night and here for the latter. priced at £10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018

    Warmduscher

    Upstairs @ Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Freak art-rock supergroup Warmduscher come to Ireland for a pair of shows, the former taking place upstairs at Dolan's in Limerick on November 8.

    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 Dolan's.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018

    Echo Ladies

    East Side Tavern

    Dublin

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    Swedish shoegaze trio Echo Ladies play the East Side Tavern on November 8.

    This follows the release of debut album Pink Noise earlier in the year. Referencing the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, Cocteau Twins and other Scottish noise-poppers, check out the melancholic euphoria of 'Bedroom'.

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

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
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    10
    Nov
    2018

    U2

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    In what will inevitably be the highest grossing tour of all time, U2 bring their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour to Dublin on November 9 & 10, following the huge demand.

    Following on from last year's Joshua Tree tour, this continues on from their 2015 tour of the same name in celebration of the band's 2017 LP, the lukewarmly-received Songs of Experience. No expense is spared, as the stage has a state-of-the-art sound system, multiple performance areas, a gargantuan LED super high-res screen, and fully immersive show.

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

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Warmduscher

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Freak art-rock supergroup Warmduscher come to Ireland for a pair of shows, the latter taking place at the Workman's Club on November 9.

    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 Ticketmaster, priced €15. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Georgia Ann Muldrow

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Brainfeeder artist and part of the fabric of LA's hip-hop, jazz & soul avant-garde scene Georgia Ann Muldrow is set to play the Sugar Club on November 9.

    Her debut album came out in 2006 with Olesi: Fragments of An Earth, teaming up with Madlib, Oh no, MED & many more. She co-founded the SomeOthaShip Connect record label with partner Dudley Perkins, aka Declaime just 2 yeasr later, springboarding her career since. Watch the video for 'Great Blacks'.

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

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Bicep [Live], Voiski [Live], Hammer & Schmutz

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Bicep are set to headline The Olympia Theatre for the second time in November due to their original date immediately selling out.

    The duo have recently debuted at Coachella, played Glasto, Pitchfork and all the big names. An immersive live show, they're placed amongst the visuals for a pulsing, visceral sense of togetherness. Watch the video for 'Glue'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €31.40. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Le Boom w/Æ MAK, Mix & Fairbanks

    District 8

    Dublin

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play District 8 on November 9 in what's to be their biggest headline show to date.

    In the 2-odd years they've existed, the pair have played New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Art-pop project Æ MAK and dance act Mix & Fairbanks support.

    Tickets are available here. Doors open at 11pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    A Love From Outer Space: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Emanating from a smoky North London basement and onto the stages of discerning festivals and dancefloors the world across, A Love From Outer Space holds a Belfast night on November 9 at Voodoo.

    Comprising Andrew Weatherall and long-time collaborator, Hardway Bros' Sean Johnston, they play hynotic house, drawing elements of dub, disco & acid together without ever knowingly exceeding 122bpm, as is their mantra.

    Tickets cost £15 from Skiddle and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Mall Grab

    Limelight Complex

    Belfast

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    As one of eight dates across Ireland in November, 24 year old international bright young thing, Australian house DJ Mall Grab plays the Limelight complex. Featuring lo-fi beats and surrealism, he's even had some crossover success beyond the electronically-inclined. Check out his Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Cormac Neeson

    The Bowery

    Dublin

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    The Answer's frontman Cormac Neeson plays his first solo Dublin show in support of debut album White Feather at the Bowery on November 9. It sees him move into more rootsy, countrified pastures after spending some time in Nashville - watch him perform 'White Feather' in The Live Room.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Blue Whale 'Process' Album Launch w/Girl, Steve Davis & Herr Fingerling

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Belfast jazz punk quartet Blue Whale launch their highly anticipated debut album Process, reining the satiating havoc of their live show into a slightly more ordered studio format. 

    With an aim to always been to veer away from the trappings of the traditional guitar-centric four-piece, they have experimented heavily with unconventional scales and time signatures. Their cadenced, angular and atonal compositions tread fine lines between dance and discord, chaos and intricacy, with the resultant aural tension unique in its capacity to simultaneously provoke mental confusion and physical movement. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Television, Swans, Sonic Youth and Slint. Listen to single 'Shortbread Fingers'.

    Belfast trio Herr Fingerling - featuring members of Gaju, Yakuza & Mojo Fury - make their live first appearance supporting, as well as professional percussionist & composer Steve Davis in a jazz-drumming set. DJ collective Marion Hawkes & Venus Depree, aka GIRL close out the night with some disco, house, obscure Italo & minimal techno.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £9 for admission, or £20 including the record - go on, buy the record. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    Mall Grab

    District 8

    Dublin

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    As one of eight dates across Ireland in November, 24 year old international bright young thing, Australian house DJ Mall Grab plays District 8. Featuring lo-fi beats and surrealism, he's even had some crossover success beyond the electronically-inclined. Check out his Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 11pm.

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018

    Courtney Barnett w/Laura Jean

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Lackadaisical hero Courtney Barnett plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on November 12.

    Her first headline Irish show - to the best of our recollection - she possesses that quintessential indie rock ability to self-satirise through minutia. Collaborating with The Breeders, releasing Lotta Sea Lice with Kurt Vile last year, as well as partner Jen Cloher, she's just 30 and has built up a substantial body of work, releasing her latest album Tell Me How You Really Feel this year. Watch the video for her wonderful breakthrough tune, 'Avant Gardener'.

    Tickets are available, priced €35.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018

    Slaves w/Amyl and the Sniffers & Lady Bird

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Kent garage-punk duo Slaves return to Belfast to play the Limelight 1 on November 12.

    They formed in 2012, quickly releasing their debut Sugar Coated Bitter Truth in 2012, followed by their debut single in 2014. Appearances on Jools Holland and a BBC Sound of 2015 nomination led to positive acclaim for their debut album Are You Satisfied?. Their third album, Acts of Fear And Love is out now

    Check out the video for 'Chokehold'.

    Supporting are Amyl and the Sniffers, and Lady Bird.

    Tickets, priced at £18.50, are available from Katy's Bar & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Deacon Blue play Belfast's Ulster Hall on November 13 as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

    Over the last 5 years, the band has released its highest charting album in 23 years, and with revolving setlists, it's safe to say this will be a treat for long-time fans.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Emancipator Ensemble

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Douglas Appling, aka Emancipator, plays the Button Factory on November 13.

    Quietly establishing himself as a mainstay of the electronic music scene since debut LP Soon It Will Be Cold enough in 2006. A classically-trained violinist from an early age, his approach draws from a platitude of approaches and worldwide cultures. His latest album, Baralku, came out in November 2017, inspired by the astral 'island' aboriginal people believe to be our spiritual home after death. Fusing hip-hop beats, ambience, world music and a range of genres and classical instrumentation, it's a wonderful, ethereal trip.

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

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Slaves w/Amyl and the Sniffers & Lady Bird

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Kent garage-punk duo Slaves return to Dublin, playing the Academy on November 13.

    They formed in 2012, quickly releasing their debut Sugar Coated Bitter Truth in 2012, followed by their debut single in 2014. Appearances on Jools Holland and a BBC Sound of 2015 nomination led to positive acclaim for their debut album Are You Satisfied?. Their third album, Acts of Fear And Love is out now

    Check out the video for 'Chokehold'.

    Supporting are Amyl and the Sniffers, and Lady Bird.

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

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Deacon Blue play a pair of Irish dates, performing at Dublin's Olympia on November 14 as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

    Over the last 5 years, the band has released its highest charting album in 23 years, and with revolving setlists, it's safe to say this will be a treat for long-time fans.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €47.

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Kurt Vile & The Violators

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of modern rock's finest and most understated guitarists and songwriters Kurt Vile returns with The Violators to Dublin for the first time in three years, playing Vicar Street on November 14.

    He's released seven acclaimed albums, most recently his collaboration with Courtney Barnett, Lotta Sea Lice, as well as working with J Mascis, Kim Gordon, John Prine, John Cale, Warpaint and more. Watch the video for 'Pretty Pimpin'.

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

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Owen Colgan - Little Weapon [Buzz McConnell of Hardy Bucks]

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Irish cult comedian Owen Colgan brings his Little Weapon show to the Limelight 2 on November 14 in a fully-seated performance. 

    Best known for his role as Buzz McConnell in Hardy Bucks, he's espousing their always-positive, Irish world-domination schtick - "in a world full of hurt, pain and shite craic, Owen Colgan embarks on a journey to save people’s minds from sadness."

    Tickets are priced £14 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018

    Kurt Vile & The Violators

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    One of modern rock's finest and most understated guitarists and songwriters Kurt Vile returns with The Violators to Ireland for a pair of shows, playing Belfast's Limelight 1 on November 15.

    He's released seven acclaimed albums, most recently his collaboration with Courtney Barnett, Lotta Sea Lice, as well as working with J Mascis, Kim Gordon, John Prine, John Cale, Warpaint and more. Watch the video for 'Pretty Pimpin'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at £21. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018

    NI Music Prize Ceremony

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Making an upgrade from its Mandela Hall home to the Ulster Hall, the NI Music Prize holds its sixth annual event on November 15. 

    Co-ordinated by the Oh Yeah Centre, it was formed to champion artists from Northern Ireland - most of whom have been independent artists to date - and fittingly, the list of winners is full of acts both established & independent, with the most recent winner being Joshua Burnside for his wonderful debut LP, Ephrata. Twelve albums have been shortlisted, with new categories for Best Single, Best Live Act and the Oh Yeah Contenders Award for emerging acts. 

    These are as follows:

    Album of the Year

    And So I Watch You From Afar - The Endless Shimmering
    Ash - Islands
    Bicep - Bicep
    Brand New Friend - Seatbelts For Aeroplanes
    Ciaran Lavery - Sweet Decay
    Girls Names - Stains on Silence
    Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
    Malojian - Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home
    Robocobra Quartet - Plays Hard To Get
    Ryan Vail - Distorted Shadows
    Snow Patrol - Wildness
    The Wood Burning Savages - Stability 

    Best Single

    Arvo Party - Liberté
    Ash - Buzzkill
    Brand New Friend - Girl
    Cherym - Take It Back
    Hot Cops - Decay
    Joshua Burnside - A Man of High Renown
    Kitt Philippa - Human
    Robocobra Quartet - You’ll Wade
    ROE - Hey Thomas
    Rosborough - Burn Blue
    Snow Patrol - Life on Earth
    The Wood Burning Savages - I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself

    Oh Yeah Contender Award

    Cherym
    Hand Models
    Hunkpapa
    Rebekah Fitch
    Roe

    Best Live Act

    And So I Watch You From Afar 
    Brand New Friend
    Robocobra Quartet
    Ryan Vail
    The Wood Burning Savages

    Performing will be Brand New FriendCiaran LaveryHannah PeelRoeRyan Vail Featuring Arco String Quartet and The Wood Burning Savages.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018

    The Crawling Album Launch w/Conjuring Fate, Disconnect & Neamhní

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Gifted hold a special metal event at their home of The Empire on November 15 to launch the new album by Belfast death metal act The Crawling. Titled Wolves and the Hideous White, it's out the next day via Grindscene Records - buy it here.

    Sharing the bill are classic heavy metal-inclined quintet Conjuring Fate, Belfast progressive deathdoom trio Disconnect - listen to their Savoured Lacerations EP - black metal outfit Neamhni.

    Admission costs £3. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    Shakey Graves

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Austin Americana musician Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, plays Vicar Street on November 16.

    Best known in the beginning for his one-man-band setup, with most of his debut album 2011, Roll The Bones, he's since progressed to include a full band. His most extensive album yet, Can't Wake Up, came out in May and is the most compositionally-minded to date. Check him out Live On KEXP.

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

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    Seamus Fogarty

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Folk artist Seamus Fogarty plays the Grand Social on November 16. 

    Signed to Domino, he's one of the most interesting traditionally-minded musicians from Ireland - like a Richard Dawson, or our own Malojian - borrowing from psychedelia & electronic music as much as the usual suspects. His latest album, The Curious Hand, came out last year to great acclaim - watch the video for 'Carlow Town'.

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

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    About To Break Tour: Bitch Falcon & Haggard Cat

    The Bowery

    Dublin

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    Louder-than-hell alt. rock riff machine Bitch Falcon co-headline the Bowery on November 16 as part of the About To Break Tour. Check out some of their set at Electric Picnic last year. 2018 looks to be a year of heavy touring - listen to single 'Of Heart', as hook-laden a Bitch Falcon tune as we've seen.

    Former members of Heck, guitar/drums duo Haggard Cat share the bill. They've played with acts like Jamie Lenman & DZ Dethrays, and their second album Challenger is out now.

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

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr Dre: 2001

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Belfast hosts a special live orchestral rendition of Dr. Dre's phenomenal 2001 at the Limelight on November 16.

    Accompanied by DJs and singers, they'll perform the album in its entirety, followed by some of his many west coast classics.

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

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018

    Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Florida ska-punk-pop pioneers Less Than Jake are to play a joint headline show with their Californian peers Reel Big Fish following their shows here four years back. They play a two-night stint at Dublin's Button Factory on November 17 & 18.

    Less than Jake formed in 1992 at the University of Florida and released their first album Pezcore in 1995. Reel Big Fish - perhaps typified by their hit 'Sell Out' - are one of the most iconic bands of the 90s ska-punk movement. Following many lineup changes, the only original band member left today is frontman Aaron Barrett.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster priced €33.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018

    Malojian

    Portrush Town Hall

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    Following the release of his fourth solo album earlier this year, singer-songwriter Malojian plays Portrush Town Hall accompanied by a string quartet as part of the Atlantic Sessions' 10th Anniversary dates in November. 

    He's most recently headed in a more experimental, eclectic direction without losing any of his pristine '60s pop craft & alt. folk moments on Let Your Weirdness Carry You HomeAs with last year, there'll be a visual element to his performance, featuring Northern Irish coastal & vintage holiday footage from the golden age, shot up at The Port.

    Tickets cost £10 from the Atlantic Sessions. Things kick off at 6pm.

  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    Interpol w/Nilüfer Yanya

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Accompanying the announcement of new album Marauder's release in August, post-punk outfit Interpol are set to play three nights due to demand at the Olympia Theatre from 18-20 November.

    Debuting with one of the definitive indie albums of the 21st century, Turn On The Bright Lights, of which the band celebrated the 15th anniversary last year, the trio have been working away on their latest. It's their hardest hitting so far, recorded in the remote, snowy Tarbox Studios in upstate New York. Listen to its lead single 'The Rover'

    Tickets are priced €50.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018

    Atlantic Sesssions: Sunday Brunch with Kitt Philippa, Ciara O'Neill, Arborist & Matt McGinn

    Flowerfield Arts Centre

    Portstewart

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    As part of a run of November dates to celebrate 10 years of Atlantic Sessions, Ralph McClean curates a Sunday Brunch at the Flowerfield Arts Centre, featuring four of his favourites.

    Performing are fast-rising Kitt Philippa - check out new single 'Human' - Ciara O'Neill - check out 'Equal and Opposite' - Armagh's Matt McGinn and Mark McCambridge, aka Arborist.

  • Mon
    19
    Nov
    2018

    Florence & The Machine

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following her hugely acclaimed new album, Florence & The Machine play the 3Arena on November 19.

    Her fourth album, High As Hope, came out in June, it's been lauded for being her most human album to date, without the bombast of previous attempts. Watch the video for 'Hunger'.

    Tickets are now sold out, barring resales on Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    Skeggs

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Young surf-punks Skeggs are set to play the Grand Social on November 20 to celebrate the release of debut album My Own Mess.

    Watch the video for 'Smogged Out'.

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

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Shame

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Sharply rising British anthemic garage post-punk quintet Shame play their second Dublin headline show of the year at the Tivoli Theatre on November 21.

    Acclaimed for their shying away from the ladrock stereotype, Watch the video for 'One Rizla', taken off debut album Songs of Praise. Playing catchy hooks through their misery, they're an exciting prospect, with an average age of around 21.

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

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Kiran Leonard

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Young English singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard plays three Irish dates in November, kicking off at Galway's Roisin Dubh. His new album, Western Culture, out in October, is his fourth to date. Watch the video for 'Living With Your Ailments'.

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    The Coral

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    British retro rock outfit The Coral play The Limelight 2 on November 21.

    You can watch the video for 'Sweet Release', taken from their new album Move Through The Dawn. Formed in 1996, they found success in the early 00's with their neo-psych-meets-Britpop self-titled album, and singles like 'Dreaming of You'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £20. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    The Headhunters

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    In the highest percentile of influential jazz-funk bands ever, The Headhunters come to Ireland to play the Sugar Club on November 21.

    Formed in 1973 by Herbie Hancock, their eponymous debut is one of the best selling fusion albums ever, and the first jazz album to reach platinum status. It's been added to the National Recording Registry of important 20th century sound recordings. They recorded 3 albums from 1973-77 with Hancock and another without him, before disbanding before a 1998 reunion that has seen them continue to this day.

    Tickets are available from Sugar Club Tickets.

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Kiran Leonard

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young English singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard plays three Irish dates in November, playing upstairs at Whelan's on the 22nd. His new album, Western Culture, out in October, is his fourth to date. Watch the video for 'Living With Your Ailments'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    The Coral

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    British retro rock outfit The Coral play The Academy on November 22.

    You can watch the video for 'Sweet Release', taken from their new album Move Through The Dawn. Formed in 1996, they found success in the early 00's with their neo-psych-meets-Britpop self-titled album, and singles like 'Dreaming of You'.

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

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Dowry & Participant

    The Record Room

    Limerick

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    Multi-instrumentalist & composer Éna Brennan, aka Dowry double headlines alongside Stephen Tiernan, aka Participant at Limerick's Record Room on November 22.

    Check out Dowry's Soundcloud and watch the video for Participant's 'Your Better'.

    Tickets cost €10 from WAV, and things kick off from 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Ailbhe Reddy

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based indie-folk songstress Ailbhe Reddy plays a headline show at Whelan's on November 23.

    With several major appearances under her belt at Primavera, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and beyond, this will be a feather in the cap of her phenomenal 2018. Watch the video for 'The Tube'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Kiran Leonard

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Young English singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard plays three Irish dates in November, finishing up at Limerick's Kasbah Social Club. His new album, Western Culture, out in October, is his fourth to date. Watch the video for 'Living With Your Ailments'.

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Aislinn Logan

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Belfast-born, London-based pop songstress Aislinn Logan plays Upstairs at Whelan's on November 23. You can check out 'Fair Game' here.

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

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Patrick Cassidy - The Road Home

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Prominent Irish composer Patrick Cassidy premieres his brand new live production The Road Home at the 3Arena on November 23.

    Earning plaudits from The Guardian,Irish Times, Mojo and beyond, the concert will feature the Orchestra of Ireland & New Voices Choir. Currently based in LA, Cassidy scores & collaborates on film & documentary projects, like HannibalVeronica GuerinLayer CakeCalvary and many more. This concert will include music from all chapters of his music career.

    Tickets cost €45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018

    808INK

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    South-East London duo 808INK play The Academy 2 on November 24. The producer/rapper pairing comprises 808Charmer & Mumblez Black Ink - listen to their new album, When I'm About, You'll Know

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

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018

    Pillow Queens

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    One of our 18 For '18, indie-punks Pillow Queens have announced their biggest hometown headline slot to date at Whelan's on November 24.

    Scruffy nuggets of slice-of-life punk-pop gold, they're sheer joy with a conscience. Watch the video for new single 'Puppets'. 

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

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018

    Laoise

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Galway-born electropop artist Loaise headlines the Grand Social on November 24. Watch the video for 'Rich'.

    Tickets cost €12.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018

    Boy George & Culture Club

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The one and only Boy George and Culture Club play the 3Arena on November 25.

    The Grammy-winning, 150 million-selling pop legends return with George having recently won a lifetime achievement Ivor Novello. They smashed boundaries and became the first multi-racial band with an openly gay frontman, amongst others. 

    Tickets cost €49 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Neo-psych trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra play The Academy on November 25, following the release of fourth album Sex & Food.

    The Auckland/Portland expertly blended psychedelic rock with garage and indie rock in their early days, honing the sound into well-crafted, uplifting pop perfection as they've went on. Watch the anime-style video for 'Hunnybee'.

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

  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018

    Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Veteran of Cecil Taylor's Black Music Ensemble Idris Ackamoor plays alongside his reunited 70s Afro-jazz outfit The Pyramids, and they're set to play the Black Box on November 25.

    Ackamoor has been active without reprieve since his earliest days in music, and the classic style in which he played has been lent an air of modernity by performers like Kamasi Washington, Shabaka Hutchings & the likes. Listen to 'Message To My People'.

    Tickets cost £14 (or £10 concession) from Moving On Music. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018

    Scientist meets The Sugar Club, feat. Horseman

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    King Tubby's protégé Hopeton Overton Brown, aka Scientist, brings his legendary dub to The Sugar Club on November 25.

    Following an upbringing in electronics, courtesy of his father, Scientist started out as an assistant, becoming the principal engineer at the legendary Studio One. He would go on to releasing an astonishing, barely containable list of albums over the years at Tuff Gong and Greensleeves Records. Check out Scientific Dub.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club.

     

  • Wed
    28
    Nov
    2018

    Blossoms w/Touts

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the the Limelight 1 to celebrate the release of their new album.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK, and their second album, Cool Like You is out now. Watch the video for 'I Can't Stand It'.

    Support comes from young Derry punk-pop merchants, Touts - watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster or Katy's Bar, priced at £17.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018

    Will Varley

    The Bowery

    Dublin

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    British folk singer-songwriter Will Varley returns to Ireland, playing The Bowery, Dublin, on November 29.

    Signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, and the co-founder of the arts collective Smugglers Records, he started out at open mic nights in London in the early 2000's. His debut album, Advert Soundtracks came out in 2011, and he toured the album on foot. He embarked on another walking tour of 500 miles with 24 shows on the way in May 2014, as well as several tours with Frank Turner. His third album, Postcards From Ursa Minor, came out in 2015. Check out 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'.

    Tickets are available from The Bowery, priced €15. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018

    Blossoms w/Touts

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the the Olympia Theatre on November 29 to celebrate the release of their new album.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK, and their second album, Cool Like You is out now. Watch the video for 'I Can't Stand It'.

    Support comes from young Derry punk-pop merchants, Touts - watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €22.90.

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    The Skids & Big Country

    The Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Scottish punk legends The Skids have just put out their latest album, Burning Cities, and are set to play a joint-headline show with Big Country, playing Belfast's Limelight 1 on November 30.

    The Dunfermline band comprises  former members Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson & Mike Baillie, as well as Big Country's Bruce & Jamie Watson. Having formed in 1977, they supported the Clash before signing to Virgin for a string of huge singles, most notably 'Into The Valley'. The band released four albums before their split, and this new album marks 40 years since their debut No Bad EP, championed by John Peel.

    Fellow Dunfermaline band Big Country achieved huge success under the foundation of Skids guitarist Stuart Adamson in 1981, before he unfortunately took his own life in 2001. Blending Scottish folk instrumentation with alternative music genres at the time, they retain a massive cult following beyond their mid-80s peak that extends to 2018, the 35th anniversary of their debut album The Crossing.

    Tickets cost £26 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    Lauryn Hill

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of a world tour celebrating twenty years of her seminal debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn HillLauryn Hill will play Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday, November 30.

    Speaking about the tour, Hill said, “This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I loved and believed deeply in my community’s ability to both love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with love and optimism at the helm.”

    Listen to the modern masterpiece here.

    Tickets cost €67 from Ticketmaster. Made of money? VIP experiences are also available.

     
  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    Will Varley

    Foundry

    Belfast

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    British folk singer-songwriter Will Varley returns to Ireland, playing Belfast's Foundry on November 30.

    Signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, and the co-founder of the arts collective Smugglers Records, he started out at open mic nights in London in the early 2000's. His debut album, Advert Soundtracks came out in 2011, and he toured the album on foot. He embarked on another walking tour of 500 miles with 24 shows on the way in May 2014, as well as several tours with Frank Turner. His third album, Postcards From Ursa Minor, came out in 2015. Check out 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, and it's a fully seated show. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    CKY w/Black Chapels & Mosmo Strange

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Noughties riff-rockers CKY play the Limelight 2 on November 30.

    Known for writing the Viva La Bam theme tune, soundtracking the skate-punk culture that dominated gaming, TV & music in its day. Formed in West Chester by Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg & Bam's brother Jess Margera. They initially found recognition through the CKY video series and music in the Jackass series. Blending alt. metal, stoner rock, post-grunge & skate-punk, they tick the boxes and sum up a particular subculture. Their return album, The Phoenix came out in June.

    Supporting are Sumo Cyco and Bullets and Octane.

    Tickets cost £20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    The Redneck Manifesto

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Seminal - we don't overuse it lightly - Irish math-rock act The Redneck Manifesto celebrate their 20th anniversary with a show on November 30 at Vicar Street.

    Formed in 1998, they feature amongst their ranks Richie Egan, aka Jape, on bass, and released their debut album, Thirtysixstrings in 2001, setting off a generation of Irish instrumental bands. They went on to release 5 acclaimed albums - listen here. Check them out live at Electric Picnic 2016.

    Tickets cost €30.40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    The Waterboys

    The Crescent Concert Hall

    Drogheda

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    Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys play the Crescent, Drogheda on November 30 to kick off their run of winter Irish dates.

    Formed in 1981, they managed to turn folk into a stadium-filling sound with the likes of 'Fisherman's Blues'. The only steady member, Mike Scott has led the band from the beginning, with fiddle & mandolin player Steve Wickham close behind. Just last year they release their first double album, Modern Blues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced €39.93. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Gruff Rhys

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    Following the release of fifth album Babelsberg, Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys headlines Live at St. Luke's on December 1.

    His first album through Rough Trade since 2007's Candylion, it was recorded in early 2016, hibernating before orchestral scores were added by the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales, documenting troubles times. Watch the video for 'Frontier Man'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €23.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Duke Special

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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    Vaudevillian performer Duke Special plays Dublin's Liberty Hall on December 1, following the release of new album Hallow. It's based on the poetry of Longley, and continues down a lyrical thread he's been working through over the course of a couple of decades, incorporating theatre, literature, poetry, art, 78RPM records and gardening. 

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    The Waterboys

    Leisureland

    Galway

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    Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys play Galway's Leisureland on December 1.

    Formed in 1981, they managed to turn folk into a stadium-filling sound with the likes of 'Fisherman's Blues'. The only steady member, Mike Scott has led the band from the beginning, with fiddle & mandolin player Steve Wickham close behind. Just last year they release their first double album, Modern Blues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €49.65. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    Gruff Rhys

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Following the release of fifth album Babelsberg, Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys headlines the Roisin Dubh on December 2.

    His first album through Rough Trade since 2007's Candylion, it was recorded in early 2016, hibernating before orchestral scores were added by the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales, documenting troubles times. Watch the video for 'Frontier Man'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €22.90. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    TesseracT, Between The Buried And Me & Plini

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    British djent band TesseracT play the Tivoli on December 2 in a 3-strong progressive metal bill. This follows the release of their fourth album, Sonder - listen to 'King'.

    Supporting are North Carolinan outfit Between The Buried And Me - who've just released Automata I & II - and instrumental Sydney one man band Plini.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018

    Gruff Rhys

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Following the release of fifth album Babelsberg, Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys headlines the Button Factory on December 3.

    His first album through Rough Trade since 2007's Candylion, it was recorded in early 2016, hibernating before orchestral scores were added by the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales, documenting troubles times. Watch the video for 'Frontier Man'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €23.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018
    Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018

    The Waterboys

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys play two nights at Vicar Street on December 3 & 4.

    Formed in 1981, they managed to turn folk into a stadium-filling sound with the likes of 'Fisherman's Blues'. The only steady member, Mike Scott has led the band from the beginning, with fiddle & mandolin player Steve Wickham close behind. Just last year they release their first double album, Modern Blues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €44.

  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2018

    The Waterboys

    O'Reilly Theatre, National Opera House

    Wexford

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    Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys play Wexford's O'Reilly Theatre on December 5.

    Formed in 1981, they managed to turn folk into a stadium-filling sound with the likes of 'Fisherman's Blues'. The only steady member, Mike Scott has led the band from the beginning, with fiddle & mandolin player Steve Wickham close behind. Just last year they release their first double album, Modern Blues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €44.

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Molly Burch

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Molly Burch plays Dublin's Grand Social on December 6.

    From a small town south of Austin, Texas, her debut album Please Be Mine came out last year, which she's followed up already with First Flower. Confrontational about her own anxieties, it's a quick step forward. Watch the video for the glistening, quietly sardonic 'Wild'.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Daniel Blumberg w/Fears

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    London-based artist & musician Daniel Blumberg plays the Black Box for Moving On Music on December 6.

    Formerly the primary songwriter of indie rock revivalists Yuck, he's moved into new, experimental sonic terrain. Forging ongoing collaborations with musicians, writers and filmmakers such as Neil Hagerty, David Toop and Brady Corbet, he is a prolific visual artist, described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of London’s most exciting emerging new artists”.

    Most recently Blumberg has been playing and recording at London’s Cafe Oto, working intensively with a core group of improvisers consisting of violinist Billy Steiger, saxophonist Seymour Wright, double bassist Tom Wheatley and cellist Ute Kanngiesser.

    These regular sessions have culminated in the release of his debut record Minus in May, accompanied by a companion LP of solos by the key players on the record including Dirty Three’s Jim White. Watch the video for 'Minus'.

    Atmospheric, pop artist Fears supports. Check out her collaborative new video for 'Blood'.

    Tickets cost £12 - or £8 concession - from Moving On Music. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Kojaque

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Following successful summer festival dates and a growing international profile, Dublin rapper Kojaque headlines the Academy on December 6.

    Also a filmmaker, visual artist & co-founder of Soft Boy Records, he mixes sampling & jazz beats and captures life in modern Dublin. Watch the video for 'White Noise', taken from the all-too-relatable Deli Daydreams.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Little Green Cars

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Indie-pop quintet Little Green Cars play Vicar Street on December 6. Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    Snow Patrol

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    It's rather hard to believe, but Snow Patrol have been with us for two decades now, starting out as a typically '90s indie rock/power-pop proposition until their evolution towards superstardom.
     
    The band have been quiet in the last couple of years, with each member getting involved in a range of extraneous projects. Following the release of Wildness and the Irish tour of smaller - by their standards - venues, the band have announced a major show at the SSE Arena on December 7. The band marked their return with the video for new single 'Don't Give In'. 
     
    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.
  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    Gregory Alan Isakov

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Johannesburg-born, Colorado-based horticulturist-turned-musician Gregory Alan Isakov plays The Academy on December 7.

    His earnest, rootsy indie-folk has accumulated a gargantuan worldwide following, not unlike the success of our own Ciaran Lavery or Joshua Burnside. Check him out live in session last year.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    The Bonnevilles, Micky Bartlett, Conor Keys & more

    Foundry

    Belfast

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    Lurgan whiskey-loving garage-punk-blues duo The Bonnevilles play Foundry in a mixed bill of comedy & tunes on December 7.

    This comes alongside the release of their fourth album, Dirty Photographs. Beloved for their live shows, they've toured Europe and reached as far as the Deep Blues Festival in Missippi, cementing their rep as a genuine purveyor of filthy alternative blues. Check out the title track from their new album here.

    Supporting is comedian Micky Bartlett and Conor Keys.

    Tickets are available for £11 from WeGotTickets, and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018

    Tess Parks

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Toronto native, London-based Tess Parks plays the Grand Social on December 8.

    Making an impression on Creation Records impresario Alan McGee, she formed a band, joined his new label 359 music and her debut came out in 2013. She started recording with Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe in 2014, releasing their debut LP I Declare Nothing soon after. Their next album is out soon - here's the video for 'Right On'.

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

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018

    Julia Holter

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Alongside details of her forthcoming fifth studio album, Aviary, Julia Holter is set to return to Dublin's Button Factory on December 8.

    The LA-based singer, songwriter, producer and composer released her debut album, Tragedy, in 2011, breaking through with her signing to Domino Records and the release of her 2013 third album Loud City Song, continuing on into 2015's Have You In My Wilderness. Check out 'Feel You'.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    10
    Dec
    2018

    Villagers

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Following the September release of fourth album The Art of Pretending To SwimVillagers play the Belfast Empire.

    This kicks off a short run of Irish dates following his curation of a section of of Metropolis Festival in October. Watch the brilliant video for 'Fool'.

    Tickets are available from Music Glue.

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Snow Patrol

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    It's rather hard to believe, but Snow Patrol have been with us for two decades now, starting out as a typically '90s indie rock/power-pop proposition until their evolution towards superstardom.
     
    The band have been quiet in the last couple of years, with each member getting involved in a range of extraneous projects. Following the release of Wildness, the band have announced a major show at the 3Arena on December 11. The band marked their return with the video for new single 'Don't Give In'. 
     
    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.
  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Lily Allen

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having just made her comeback, Lily Allen is set to play the Olympia Theatre on December 11 following the release of new album No Shame.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €45.05-€50.45. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018

    Villagers

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Following the September release of fourth album The Art of Pretending To SwimVillagers play Dolan's on December 12.

    This short run of Irish dates follows his curation of a portion of Metropolis Festival in October. Watch the video for 'Fool'.

    Tickets are available from Music Glue.

  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018

    The Murder Capital

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Anthemic Shame-inspired post-punk quintet The Murder Capital follow their successful Irish festival season with a winter tour that sees them head up north for a couple of dates, playing Belfast's Voodoo on December 12. Centring around themes of 'grief, lust and despair', check them out live.

    Tickets cost £9 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

    HamsandwicH

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Irish indie-pop outfit Ham Sandwich play Whelan's, following their successful run there, and at the Olympia over the last year.

    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 last year to release their third album, Stories From The Surface, which was nominated for Best Album in the Choice Music Price 2016. They're set to release their fourth album - check them out on the Late Late Show performing new single 'Bodies'.

    Tickets cost €22.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

    Bell Witch

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Performing their sprawling, recently released opus, Mirror Reaper, Seattle funeral doom duo Bell Witch are set for two Irish shows, playing a special seated arrangement at Cyprus Avenue on December 13.

    Weighing in at 83 minutes in length, they enlisted Swans/Sleep/Neurosis producer Billy Anderson, no stranger to gargantuan epics. Comprising bassist/vocalist Dylan Desmond & drummer/vocalist/organist Jesse Shreibman, they have created a feature-length music video to accompany the album - it's a collage of dozens of archival films, woven together to build a patient, heavy, haunting narrative, and will be projected at the shows. Check the trailer.

    Tickets cost €15 here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

    Villagers

    Black Box

    Galway

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    Following the September release of fourth album The Art of Pretending To SwimVillagers play Galway's Black Box on December 13.

    This short run of Irish dates follows his curation of a portion of Metropolis Festival in October. Watch the video for 'Fool'.

    Tickets are available from Music Glue.

  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018

    The Murder Capital

    Sandinos

    Derry

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    Anthemic Shame-inspired post-punk quintet The Murder Capital follow their successful Irish festival season with a winter tour that sees them head up north for a couple of dates, playing Sandinos on December 13. Centring around themes of 'grief, lust and despair', check them out live.

  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018

    Bell Witch

    Thomas House

    Dublin

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    Performing their sprawling, recently released opus, Mirror Reaper, Seattle funeral doom duo Bell Witch are set for two Irish shows on December 13 & 14, at Cork's Cyprus Hill & Dublin's Thomas House, respectively.

    Weighing in at 83 minutes in length, they enlisted Swans/Sleep/Neurosis producer Billy Anderson, no stranger to gargantuan epics. Comprising bassist/vocalist Dylan Desmond & drummer/vocalist/organist Jesse Shreibman, they have created a feature-length music video to accompany the album - it's a collage of dozens of archival films, woven together to build a patient, heavy, haunting narrative, and will be projected at the shows. Check the trailer.

  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018

    Villagers

    The Set Theatre

    Kilkenny

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    Following the September release of fourth album The Art of Pretending To SwimVillagers play Kilkenny's Set Theatre on December 14

    This is the last ina short run of Irish dates following his curation of a portion of Metropolis Festival in October. Watch the video for 'Fool'.

    Tickets are available from Music Glue.

  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018

    Greatest Hits of Motown, feat. The Drifters' Roy G Hemming

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Featuring Roy G Hemming, the longest-serving member of The Drifters, a show celebrating Motown's finest work will take place at Vicar Street on December 14.

    Expect The Supremes, Martha Reeves, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder & Lionel Ritchie.

    Tickets are priced €39.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018

    Xmas Ball 18: Hozier, Walking On Cars, Chasing Abbey, Keywest, Wyvern Lingo, Wild Youth & Brave Giant

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Headlining this year's Xmas Ball at the 3Arena is Hozier. He just released his Nina Cried Power EP, and will no doubt reach new heights beyond that into his next album. Watch the title track live at the Academy

    Also playing are Walking On CarsChasing AbbeyKeywestWyvern LingoKeywestWild Youth and Brave Giant.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €39.50, with proceeds going to ISPCC. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018

    The Blades Christmas Party

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Dublin new wave band The Blades, having reunited in 2013 to sellout crowds, play their sixth annual Christmas show at The Academy on December 15 in an all-ages show.

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

    Check out their new material on Bandcamp.

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

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    Mon
    17
    Dec
    2018

    Hozier

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Platinum-selling, award-winning pop singer-songwriter Hozier has announced three intimate- for his stature - shows at the Olympia across December 15-17.

    He just released his Nina Cried Power EP, and will no doubt reach new heights beyond that into his next album. Watch the title track live at the Academy

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    16
    Dec
    2018

    Flogging Molly w/Face To Face & Lost In Stereo

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Quintessential Irish-American folk-punks Flogging Molly play the Limelight on December 16 to celebrate their 20th anniversary as punk scene staples, as well as the release of new album Life Is Good - their first in six years.

    Formed as the house band at LA's Molly Malone's, the 7-piece have released six albums, debuting in 2000 with Swagger. Watch the video for 'Drunken Lullabies'.

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

  • Mon
    17
    Dec
    2018

    Flogging Molly w/Face To Face & Lost In Stereo

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Quintessential Irish-American folk-punks Flogging Molly play the Academy on December 17 to celebrate their 20th anniversary as punk scene staples, as well as the release of new album Life Is Good - their first in six years.

    Formed as the house band at LA's Molly Malone's, the 7-piece have released six albums, debuting in 2000 with Swagger. Watch the video for 'Drunken Lullabies'.

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

  • Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018

    Ash

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Northern Irish trio Ash return for a seasonal show at the Academy on December 19.

    Formed in 1992 in Downpatrick, after 26 years together, two number 1 albums and many hits, the band released their positively-reviewed seventh album, Islands, earlier this year.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €27.

  • Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018

    Jealous of the Birds

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Portadown-born Naomi Hamilton's Jealous of the Birds headlines McHugh's on December 19.

    Following her debut album Parma Violets, she's released new EP The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me in My Sleep earlier in the year. The poetically-inclined songwriter has been going from strength to strength, with her songwriter burrowing deeper into new pastures, with NPR premiering her recent single - watch the video for 'Plastic Skeletons'.

    Admission costs £12.50 from Ticketmaster & Shine. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018
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    20
    Dec
    2018

    Glen Hansard

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Glen Hansard returns for what will be a pair of sold out Vicar Street shows on December 19 & 20.

    Obviously well-known for his 25 years in The Frames, as well as his actor/musician role in the film Once and its accompanying folk project, The Swell Season, which earned him a number of awards and nominations. Hansard quit school at 13 to busk on Dublin streets, forming the Frames in 1990 and appearing in The Commitments the following year after attending the New York Film Academy School of Acting. He's went on to become an national institution for songwriters.

    His first solo album came out in 2012, followed up by the aforementioned Didn't He Ramble, with Between Two Shores coming out in January. His fourth solo album is set for release in early 2019.

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018

    Hozier

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Platinum-selling, award-winning pop singer-songwriter Hozier has announced an Ulster Hall show on December 19.

    He just released his Nina Cried Power EP, and will no doubt reach new heights beyond that into his next album. Watch the title track live at the Academy

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018

    Ash

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Northern Irish trio Ash return for a seasonal show at the Limelight 1 on December 20.

    Formed in 1992 in Downpatrick, the band released their positively-reviewed seventh album, Islands, earlier this year.

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

  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018

    Declan O'Rourke

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Classically-inclined singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke headlines Dolan's on December 20.

    The Dublin-based performer released his first album in 2004, it's launch nights in Whelans being broadcast on national radio. He's written seven albums, earning a huge number of reputable fans, including Paul Weller, Christy Moore, John Prine and many more. Listen to 'Galileo'. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €28. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018

    Hozier

    The INEC

    Killarney

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    Platinum-selling, award-winning pop singer-songwriter Hozier has announced a show at Killarney's INEC on December 20.

    He just released his Nina Cried Power EP, and will no doubt reach new heights beyond that into his next album. Watch the title track live at the Academy

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    The London Astrobeat Orchestra Interpret the Music of Talking Heads

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch programme, the Black Box hosts a special performance from the London Astrobeat Orchestra, in which they'll be performing the music of Talking Heads.

    They're some of the finest West African 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 Ticketsolve, priced £13. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019

    The Adventures

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Playing their final ever live show, Belfast band The Adventures headline the Empire Music Hall on January 5.

    Featuring Terry Sharpe, Pat Gribben & Eileen Gribben, they were one of the most successful bands of the 80s, with 'Broken Land' being the most played record on Radio 1 in 1988. They'd go on to tour with Fleetwood Mac & Tears For Fears.

    Tickets are available from Ticketsolve, priced £17.50. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Scott Matthews

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays The Grand Social on January 9.

    The Ivor Novello winner's sixth album The Great Untold has won acclaim in its sparse production, recorded mostly acoustically at home and in churches. Comparable to the folk dreamers of the 60s & 70s like Simon, Buckley, Drake & Martyn, check out new single 'Cinnamon'.

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

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019

    The 1975

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Having firmly established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the UK and beyond, Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 return to Dublin's 3Arena on January 10.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release of third album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and precedes the (also very nineteen seventy fively-named) Notes on Conditional Form.

    Support comes from Pale Waves and No Rome.

     

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

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019

    Neil & Liam Finn

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Father & son duo Neil & Liam Finn have just released their first collaborative record, Lightsleeper, and are set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 16.

    Neil is best known for his time with Split Enz & Crowded House, as well as becoming the latest member of Fleetwood Mac, while his son is a experimenter in sonic arts with three albums under his belt. During the creation of the album, Liam had a son, and an unwitting generational shift was spawned. Listen to 'Back To Life'.

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

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019

    Adrianne Lenker

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker is set to headline the Button Factory on January 16.

    Writing since she was 10 years old, she's been occupied with Big Thief activities over the past three years, until the October release of abysskiss. Check out 'Cradle'.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster, with doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Classic doom/sludge metal quartet Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 2 on January 19 as part of their Wasteland tour.

    The Cambridge psychedelic fuzz lords are set to release their fifth album following up on 2016 album Lord of Misrule - check out the acid-fuelled first wave sludge/doom of 2014 single, 'Runaway Girls'.

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £16. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Fucked Up

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    One of the more forward-thinking punk bands of this century, Fucked Up, return to Ireland for the first time in almost four years, playing The Grand Social on January 19.

    This follows the news that they've signed a new deal with Merge to release new album Dose Your Dreams, which invites psych rock elements to their sound - another incredible evolution for a band who've built their name on am within the broad spectrum of punk rock.

    Watch the video for 'Raise Your Voice Joyce',

    Tickets, priced €22, are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Classic doom/sludge metal quartet Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats return to Dublin, playing The Academy's Green Room on January 20 as part of their Wasteland tour.

    The Cambridge psychedelic fuzz lords are set to release their fifth album following up on 2016 album Lord of Misrule - check out the acid-fuelled first wave sludge/doom of 2014 single, 'Runaway Girls'.

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, costing €20. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Death Cab For Cutie

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    With their new album Thank You For Today out in August, indie rock darlings Death Cab For Cutie are to play the Olympia Theatre on January 24.

    Fronted by one of the voices of his generation, Ben Gibbard, Thank You For Today will be the band's ninth album in a career that started back in 1997. Check out the official video for 'Gold Rush'.

    Tickets priced €33.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Ben Howard

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    English singer-songwriter Ben Howard returns to the 3Arena for a 14+ headline show on January 25.

    His debut was a massive success, shifting a million copies and being nominated for a Mercury Prize. He has since picked up two Brit Awards for British Breakthrough and best British Male Solo Artist. He's just released third album Noonday Dream, marking it with an extensive tour.

    Tickets, priced from €44.05, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    The Dead South

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Neo-bluegrass/folk quartet The Dead South play Whelan's on January 30. 

    Debut album Good Company squeezes guitar, cello, banjo kick drum & mandolin through a prismic sound that encompasses classical, punk, rock, bluegrass, folk and country - "We are definitely closer to the Pogues than Alison Krauss". Listen to 'In Hell I'll Be In Good Company".

    Tickets cost €20 from WAV Tickets.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Ozzy Osbourne & Judas Priest

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    A gargantuan bill of featuring 2 of the most acclaimed heavy metal acts of all time is set to come to Dublin's 3Arena on January 30. Kicking off his No More Tours 2 tour in Europe, Ozzy Osbourne is joined by a band of collaborators that includes Zakk Wylde on guitar, Blasko on bass, Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on keys.

    Looking back on 5 decades of music, this will be the farewell global tour for Ozzy - who has sold more than 100 million records - following Sabbath's final date last year. 

    Supporting are none other than Judas Priest, whose latest album has been heralded as a return to form by many.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €59. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced another Irish date. They're set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 31, as the continue to tour their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the UK charts - impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. Just last year at BBC Biggest Weekend on Belfast's Titanic Slipway, their set was specially accompanied by nostalgic footage of the ship's construction from the industrial era, with a hopeful, kraut-lite soundtrack. Watch the evocative suite here.

    Tickets, priced at €31.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced their third Belfast show in about a year. They play the Limelight 1 on February 1, as they tour their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the charts - impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. Just last year at BBC Biggest Weekend on the Titanic Slipway, their set was specially accompanied by nostalgic footage of the ship's construction from the industrial era, with a hopeful, kraut-lite soundtrack. Watch the evocative suite here.

    Tickets, priced at £25, are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    God Is An Astronaut

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Electronica-tinged post-rock quartet God Is An Astronaut play Dublin's Academy on February 9.

    Formed by Wicklow twins Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002, the act have proven an increasing depth of scope as their discography progresses. Their most recent album was 2018's ninth record, Epitaph - watch the video for the title track.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    White Denim

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Texas indie-pych band White Denim play the Limelight 2 on February 9.

    With flecks of garage rock, prog, punk, blues, dub and southern rock, theirs is an interesting concoction. Their seventh album, Performance is out now - check out the title track. Recorded over eight weeks at their own studio, it's as eclectic and filthy an album as they've made yet.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Whitla Hall

    Belfast

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    Irish musical comic David O'Doherty brings his 2018 You Have To Laugh tour to Belfast's Whitla Hall on February 9.

    The music-based comedian (or the 'Ryanair Enya') is one of Ireland's finest, bringing a freshness to stand-up comedy with only his battery-powered 1986 keyboard. To date, he's had his own show 'The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty' won multiple awards for his work at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as appearances on every panel show going.

    Doors open at 7pm, with the show kicking off at 8.15pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Behemoth w/At The Gates & Wolves In The Throne Room

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Polish blackened death metal act Behemoth play Vicar Street on February 10. 

    Starting out in 1991 playing traditional black metal, they gradually became more occult, incorporating Middle-Eastern influences and death metal from the late nineties onwards. Their is called I Loved You At Your Darkest - watch the video for 'God=Dog'.

    A serious bill, the Unholy Trinity on the night is completed by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    White Denim

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Texas indie-pych band White Denim play Whelan's on February 10.

    With flecks of garage rock, prog, punk, blues, dub and southern rock, theirs is an interesting concoction. Their seventh album, Performance is out now - check out the title track. Recorded over eight weeks at their own studio, it's as eclectic and filthy an album as they've made yet.

    Tickets cost €22.90 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Professor Brian Cox Live

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    One of the world's foremost communicators of scientific knowledge to the masses, Professor Brian Cox OBE, performs at Belfast's SSE Arena on February 15, following his Guinness World Record-setting sellout last run of shows.

    The former keys player for D:Ream takes audiences on a journey through space and time, hitting on high science and the cosmos. Cox is a particle physicist, a Royal Society University Researcher, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a professor at the university of Manchester. He's also responsible for much of the popularity in subjects like astronomy in physics, with his shows for the BBC heralding a huge amount of acclaim and spreading the conversation on physics to a household level.

    This 2019 show will see him go a step beyond his previously huge projections and images from space, while being once more joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host, comedian Robin Ince, for an audience Q&A.

    Tickets are available, priced from £38-£49 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Kevin Krauter

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Fiercely experimental, referential and eclectic indie pop artist Kevin Krauter is set to play upstairs at Whelan's on February 15.

    His debut LP Toss Up features woozy synths, delicate vocals, all from the self-contained project, an aside to his other band Hoops. Watch the video for 'Keep Falling In Love'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Professor Brian Cox Live

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the world's foremost communicators of scientific knowledge to the masses, Professor Brian Cox OBE, performs again at Dublin's 3Arena on February 16, following his Guinness World Record-setting sellout last run of shows.

    The former keys player for D:Ream takes audiences on a journey through space and time, hitting on high science and the cosmos. Cox is a particle physicist, a Royal Society University Researcher, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a professor at the university of Manchester. He's also responsible for much of the popularity in subjects like astronomy in physics, with his shows for the BBC heralding a huge amount of acclaim and spreading the conversation on physics to a household level.

    This 2019 show will see him go a step beyond his previously huge projections and images from space, while being once more joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host, comedian Robin Ince, for an audience Q&A.

    Tickets are available, priced from €40 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    GoGo Penguin

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    GoGo Penguin are set to play the National Concert Hall for ChoiceCuts on February 16.

    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.

    This show follows the release of new album, A Humdrum Star. Here they are live from Old Granada Studios.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Bodega

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    New York art-punks Bodega play Whelan's on February 16.

    This follows the release of their acclaimed debut album Endless Scroll, which, in a similar fashion to Parquet Courts & Omni, draws from post-punk, pop, krautrock, with poetic lyrical prowess. Watch the video for 'Charlie'.

    Tickets cost €17.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019
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    19
    Feb
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Pavilion Theatre

    Dun Laoghaire

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    Irish musical comic David O'Doherty brings his 2018 You Have To Laugh tour to Dun Laoghaire for a pair of shows on February 17 & 19 at the Pavilion Theatre.

    The music-based comedian (or the 'Ryanair Enya') is one of Ireland's finest, bringing a freshness to stand-up comedy with only his battery-powered 1986 keyboard. To date, he's had his own show 'The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty' won multiple awards for his work at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as appearances on every panel show going.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Mike & The Mechanics

    The National Stadium

    Dublin

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    Over 10 million-selling pop-rock supergroup Mike & The Mechanics play Dublin's National Stadium on February 18, as part of their Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour.

    Formed in 1985 as a side-project by Genesis bassist/rhythm guitarist Mike Rutherford, they're best known for their global hit 'The Living Years', going on to sell over 10 million records worldwide.

    Tickets cost €44.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Jungle

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Neo-soul outfit Jungle are set to play The Olympia Theatre on February 18, following the September release of For Ever. The seven piece released their debut in 2014, with this having a long gestation period to arrive at these 13 tracks detailing a 'post-apocalyptic radio station playing breakup songs'. Watch the video for 'Happy Man'.

    Tickets, priced €27.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Microdisney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following their reunion in June at the National Concert Hall, performing seminal album The Clock Comes Down The Stairs, Cork cult alternative rock heroes Microdisney play Vicar Street on February 18.

    The duo of Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan disbanded in 1988, having released several albums by the likes of Kabuki, Rough Trade and Virgin. Once described by John Peel as “the iron fist in a velvet glove", the were moved by the response to last year's shows and will revisit their material.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €45. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Chvrches

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Pop outfit Chvrches celebrate the release of their third album Love Is Dead with a UK tour that includes a show at the Ulster Hall on February 19. Their third successive top 10 UK album, watch the video for recent single 'Miracle'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, with doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019

    David Duchovny

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    (The actual) David Duchovny will play Dublin’s Academy on Wednesday, February 20.

    Having released his debut album Hell or Highwater in 2015, and its follow-up, Every Third Thought, earlier in 2018, the actor, writer, director and – more recently – recording artist will make his Irish gig debut at this show. Check out his silken-throated 'Hell or Highwater'.

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

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
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    22
    Feb
    2019

    Chvrches

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Pop outfit Chvrches celebrate the release of their third album Love Is Dead with a European tour that includes a stop-off at Dublin's Olympia on February 21 & 22. Their third successive top 10 UK album, watch the video for recent single 'Miracle'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €29-€36, with doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Steely Dan w/Steve Winwood

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Smooth jazz-rock outfit Steely Dan return to Ireland to play 3Arena on February 28. Led by Donald Fagen, they've sold over 40 million albums worldwide, with classics including Can't Buy A ThrillAjaTwo Against Nature and the list goes on. 

    Pristine production, perfect precision & tight songwriting drew them out of hipness for a time, but things have come full circle, with devotees like Mac Demarco giving them a new life. Here's 'Do It Again'.

    Composer/producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood joins them, performing classics from Blind Faith, Traffic, The Spencer Davis Group & his many solo hits.

    Tickets cost €89.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    The Stranglers w/Dr Feelgood

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play Ulster Hall on February 28.

    Formed 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. 

    Support comes from classic rhythm & blues band Dr Feelgood.

    Tickets are priced £33 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, and it's a 14+ show, with standing restricted to 16+.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    The Stranglers w/Dr Feelgood

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play the Olympia Theatre on March 1.

    Formed 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. 

    Support comes from classic rhythm & blues band Dr Feelgood.

    Tickets are priced €36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Ruts DC w/The Professionals

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

     

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    Remaining members of classic reggae-influenced British punks The Ruts, Ruts DC, are set to play the Button Factory on March 2.

    This show comes in celebration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of their classic album The Crack, and they'll be playing it in its entirety.

    Supporting are The Professionals, founded by Paul Cook & Steve Jones following the dissolution of the Sex Pistols. 

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

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Fatboy Slim

    3Arena

    Dublin

     

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    Fatboy Slim brings his In The Round tour to Dublin's 3Arena on March 2.

    The tour aims to create the UK's biggest dance floors via turning gargantuan arenas into unique club night experiences, with a revolving stage, rave ushers & a live smiley face experience.

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

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    The Armed

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Detroit experimental blackened noise-punk outfit The Armed play The Workman's Club on March 2.

    Hailed by The Quietus, Noisey and Pitchfork for their originality, their second LP Only Love came out in 2018 to rave reviews. Have a listen, then imagine how it brutal and invigorating it could sound live.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019

    KT Tunstall

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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    Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall plays Elmwood Hall on March 5.

    With her sixth album Wax out in October, it was penned alongside producer Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand. She's been up to all sorts of cool stuff, like covering Tom Petty with Peal Jam's Mike McCready. This new album is the second in her thematic trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body & mind, and is a far cry from her early-noughties Radio 2 fare. Here's new single 'The River'.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
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    09
    Mar
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Irish musical comic David O'Doherty brings his extensive You Have To Laugh tour to Dolans for a 2 night stint on March 8 & 9.

    The music-based comedian (or the 'Ryanair Enya') is one of Ireland's finest, bringing a freshness to stand-up comedy with only his battery-powered 1986 keyboard. To date, he's had his own show 'The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty' won multiple awards for his work at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as appearances on every panel show going.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Nicki Minaj & Future

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of the pair's forthcoming NICKIHNDRXX tour, Nicki Minaj and Future will play Dublin's 3Arena on Friday, March 15.

    Minaj will be touring off the back of her forthcoming new album, Queen, which is set for release on August 10. Watch the video for 'Chun-Li'.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €66.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    UFO - Last Orders

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    UK classic rock outfit - long a fan favourite outside the mainstream - UFO return to Dublin as part of their Last Orders 50th Anniversary Tour on March 19.

    This will be the final tour with frontman Phil Mogg, after which point the band will presumably cease to exist. Formed in London in 1968, Mogg is now 70, and drummer Andy Parker is the only other remaining founding member. They've seen success in recent years with charting positions for albums recorded in the last decade - a rarity for a band with its reputation so tied to its beloved underground status. Perhaps their most beloved album is 1979 live record Strangers In The Night.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    UFO - Last Orders

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    UK classic rock outfit - long a fan favourite outside the mainstream - UFO play Belfast's Limelight 1 as part of their Last Orders 50th Anniversary Tour on March 20.

    This will be the final tour with frontman Phil Mogg, after which point the band will presumably cease to exist. Formed in London in 1968, Mogg is now 70, and drummer Andy Parker is the only other remaining founding member. They've seen success in recent years with charting positions for albums recorded in the last decade - a rarity for a band with its reputation so tied to its beloved underground status. Perhaps their most beloved album is 1979 live record Strangers In The Night.

    Tickets cost £23.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Belfast on March 22 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

    ub40

    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Belfast on March 22 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Rotten Sound w/Scimitar & THVS

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Finnish grindcore quartet Rotten Sound play Belfast's Palm House at 1 Bankmore Square on March 22.

    Formed in 1993, they've released eight albums and remain one of the most intense bands on the Scandinavian death metal & grindcore scene. Stream Exit

    Supporting are thrash outfit Scimitar and sludgy, riffy trio THVS - check out their Plague Widows EP.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £22. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Dublin on March 23 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for €49.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Blue Planet II: Live In Concert

    SSE

    Belfast

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    The gargantuan success of Blue Planet II has led to another Attenborough live in concert series, bringing a full symphony orchestra performance of music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & David Fleming to Belfast's SSE Arena on March 23.

    The concert will present a selection of visuals from the television series, highlighting some wonders on a 200 metres squared 4K ultra HD LED screen, accompanied by a music score by Bleeding Fingers Music. Check out the trailer.

    Tickets, priced from £38-£65, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Nao

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of her second album, Saturn, R&B artist Nao plays Vicar Street on March 24.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    Elton John

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Elton John plays the 3Arena on June 12, 2019, as part of his gargantuan Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, after which he'll retire from road life.

    He really needs no introduction - there will be few songs in his sets even the most casual human will be unaware of. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, has sold more than 300 million records, 7 consecutive US number 1 albums, the list goes on. This tour marks 50 years of touring, and he's set to play over 300 shows across the world before astonishingly concluding in 2021. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is set to bring his current show, Larks In Transit, to Belfast after extensive touring across the world. He's set to play the SSE Arena on June 13.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    3Arena

    Dubin

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is set to bring his current show, Larks In Transit, once more back to Dublin after extensive touring. He's set to play the 3Arena on June 14.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €41.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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