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  • 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.

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Doolittle Revisited

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch festival,  on January 17, the Oh Yeah Centre holds the return of their Revisited series, with three Belfast-based bands covering tracks from the Pixies' seminal Doolittle LP.

    Now in its thirtieth year, Mark McCambridge's alt. folk project Arborist, indie rockers Hand Models and Shannon O'Neill-led alt. rock quartet Sister Ghost will cover and reimagine songs from the record.

    Tickets cost £7 from CQAF. Doors open at 6.45pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Gorilla Troubadour & Sky Atlas w/Strawman and the Jackdaws

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Funk rock outfit Gorilla Troubadour and jazz & blues-influenced outfit Sky Atlas co-headline The Workman's Club on January 17.

    Alt folk quintet Strawman & the Jackdaws support.

    Admission costs £5

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Death Culture Blues @ The Big Romance

    The Big Romance

    Dublin

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    Our own Loreana Rushe hosts the second instalment of our new monthly night at The Big Romance on Parnell Street in Dublin, based on our weekly radio show on Dublin Digital Radio. Expect an all vinyl selection box of experimental, cosmic and eclectic sounds.

    Admission is free, and doors open at 8pm. You can book at table at info@thebigromance.ie.

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    An Evening With: Electric Octopus & Rab McCullough Blues Band

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Groovefinder generals & Belfast's premier jam band Electric Octopus hold one final 'Evening With' event before a few months of break for the band ahead of a new album & lengthy European tour.

    The free-flowing night is set to take place at the Menagerie on January 18. The musical cabal will no doubt collaborate with a few heads at the show, having over a full working week of recorded output which has incredibly amassed streaming figures in the millions. In 2018 alone, they've been on a month-long European tour, played Portugal's Sonic Blast Festival. Blending funk, blues, psychedelia, and the unfuckwithable alchemy of Tyrell Black, Dale Hughes & Guy Hetherington, check out 'Driving Under The Influence of Jams'.

    Supporting is regular collaborator & Belfast institution, the Rab McCullough Blues Band.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    Mathman Presents: Beat Club

    The Bernard Shaw

    Dublin

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    The first Beat Club of the year takes place this Friday at the Bernard Shaw. The beat-maker & producer battle series will feature over 20 of Ireland's best, featuring, for the first time ever, some live performances from Rebel P & 303 OGOn The Low and a live MPC performance from Major Grave.

    Beat Club does a wonderful job of casting a light and raising the profile of some of Ireland's leading beat-making talent in the world of street music.

    Admission is free and doors open 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Plain Sailing Presents: Cailín

    White's Tavern

    Belfast

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    Long time resident of Irish techno collective Subject, Cailín performs Plain Sailing at White's Tavern on January 19. She has lined up alongside the likes of Sunil Sharpe, 999999999, Fjaak, Bjarki and Octave One, creatively and technically spinning on vinyl with a sound that floats perilously between rave and industrial. 

    The Waterford selector featured in the Moving The Needle documentary, which highlighted the many women in Ireland encouraging female activity within the DJ circuit. This show will be a more intimate opportunity to check out someone who's played the likes of AVA Castle Party, Electric Picnic, Berlin's Somewhere In The Distance, Boxed Off & Life Festival. Check out an interview and mix here.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Yorkston Thorne Khan

    Upstairs @ Dolans

    Limerick

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    Experimental multi-traditional trio Yorkston Thorne Khan return for a run of Irish shows, performing

    James Yorkston is renowned as one of the most influential singer-songwriters on the Scottish folk scene, Suhail Yusuf Khan is an award-winning sarangi player & classical singer from New Delhi, and Jon Thorne plays jazz double bass with electro outfit Lamb. The Scottish-Irish-Indian-English music hybrid lays in a warped dimension parallel to indie-folk & art music, touching on acoustic drone, 60's folk and Indian classical, amongst others. Their widely revered most recent album, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars came out in 2017 on Domino. Check out 'Sufi Song'.

    As we predicted in 18 for '18, Kerry experimental folk artist Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother had an incredible year, with 2019 looking even brighter. Check out 'The Back of Her'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans, priced €16. Doors open at 9pm.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Kathryn Joseph w/Brona McVittie

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    As part of the CQAF Out To Lunch programme in association with Strange Victory, Scottish singer-songwriter & musician Kathryn Joseph plays the Black Box on January 20.

    Her debut album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I've Spilled won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year award, and her 2018 follow-up delves deep into sounds that evoke the ethereal likes of Aldous Harding, Talk talk, Joanna Newson & Kate Bush. Tying her minimalist approach to piano playing with character-inhabiting vocals, watch the video for 'Tell My Lover'.

    Supporting is Brona McVittie.

    Tickets are available here, priced £10. Doors open at 2.45pm.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019

    Yorkston Thorne Khan

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Experimental, multi-disciplined trio Yorkston Thorne Khan return to Dublin to play the Workman's Club on January 22.

    James Yorkston is renowned as one of the most influential singer-songwriters on the Scottish folk scene, Suhail Yusuf Khan is an award-winning sarangi player & classical singer from New Delhi, and Jon Thorne plays jazz double bass with electro outfit Lamb. The Scottish-Irish-Indian-English music hybrid lays in a warped dimension parallel to indie-folk & art music, touching on acoustic drone, 60's folk and Indian classical, amongst others. Their widely revered most recent album, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars came out in 2017 on Domino. Check out 'Sufi Song'.

    Tickets cost €18.70 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their 1969 formation, British folk rock legends Steeleye Span play the Black Box on January 23.

    Led by Maddy Prior, their current seven piece lineup looks to draw from their wealth of classic material, which started as an idea to electrify traditional music. Check out some 'All Around My Hat'. 

    Tickets cost £20 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    Marc Rebillet

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Musical comedian & online phenomenon Marc Rebillet comes to the Tivoli - following phenomenal demand for his original Whelan's slot - on January 23.

    Described as 'Reggie Watts on bath salts', his unconventional rhymes, melodies & beats function as Good Music and have earned him a huge fanbase through his YouTube channel.

    Tickets cost €18 from WAV & Ticketmaster

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    The Beths

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    New Zealand indie rock quartet The Beths are set to play the Grand Social on January 23.

    Jaunty, melancholic, they're all you want from a 90s-flecked guitar band - watch the video for 'Future Me Hates Me' from their debut EP Warm Blood.

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

  • 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.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Yorkston Thorne Khan

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    CQAF's Out To Lunch, in association with Moving On Music, bring the experimental trio of Yorkston Thorne Khan back to Belfast, where they play the Black Box on January 24.

    James Yorkston is renowned as one of the most influential singer-songwriters on the Scottish folk scene, Suhail Yusuf Khan is an award-winning sarangi player & classical singer from New Delhi, and Jon Thorne plays jazz double bass wwith electro outfit Lamb. The Scottish-Irish-Indian-English music hybrid lays in a warped dimension parallel to indie-folk & art music, touching on acoustic drone, 60's folk and Indian classical, amongst others. Their widely revered most recent album, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars came out in 2017 on Domino. Check out 'Sufi Song'.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Stefan Murphy

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin-born artist Stefan Murphy, formerly of The Mighty Stef, returns from his base of Atlanta to play upstairs at Whelan's on January 24. The singer-songwriter is moving on from rootsy music onto more intimate solo performances, bordering on folk & punk.

    Tickets cost €12.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Brand New Friend

    The American Bar

    Portrush

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and immediately selling out their recent shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play a three-night residency at the American Bar from January 24-26.

    Check out their third single, 'Hate It When You Have To Go'.

    Tickets cost £8 from Ticketmaster & Shine. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Reception Presents: Eva-Maria Houben & Jorge Boeringer - Performed by Aonghus McEvoy

    St. Finian's Lutheran Church,

    Dublin

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    On Dublin's Adelaide Road, St Finian's Lutheran Church holds a double bill of conceptual pieces performed by experimental musician and Woven Skull guitarist Aonghus McEvoy, by composers Eva-Maria Houben and Jorge Boeringer.

    2014 piece 'Talking To A Friend' by Houben, features a vocal performance with a tone close to speaking, and an instrumental performance with a speaking expression, in which the guitar becomes a voice - talking to a good friend. Houben, from Krefeld, has been composing for the organ for over 3 decades, and is involved with international group of musicians & performers Wandelweiser.

    'as blackmail, I have photo evidence that you can levitate (for Aonghus)' was written by Jorge Boeringer, an electro-acoustic musician, composer, sound designer and installation artist from the US. His work incorporates minimalism, intuitive performance art & American folk traditions through a heremetic, inward-looking psychedelia.

    Boeringer said of the piece: "Individuals must float above many limitations to be creative.  Limitations of the body are resisted through training and augmentation when not by sleight-of-hand, limitations of cognition and imagination can be broken down though exploration and the feedback from experimental practices, and limitations of memory transcended through the interactions of number and word that include notation, interpretation, and improvisation with word and number. I have performed with Aonghus McEvoy many times in different contexts and we have literally spent days talking to each other.  As a friend, he has helped me float above many limitations. He doesn’t make it obvious, but I have blackmail evidence that he can levitate." 

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Michale Graves [Ex-Misfits]

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Former Misfits member Michale Graves is set to play Voodoo for Shizznigh on January 25.

    The New Jersey man is best known for his time in the Misfits as lead singer from 1995-2000, as well as his many solo albums since 2005, some of which have featured classic horror readings. Watch the video for 'Dig Out Her Bones'.

    Support comes from Irish horror punks So Long Until The Séance and Cadaver Club.

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

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    The Rapparees: 'Recharged' Album Launch

    Crescent Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    Belfast-based traditional outfit The Rapparees launch their fourth album, Recharged, at the Crescent Arts Centre on January 25.

    Expect foot-stomping standards and ballads from the band who formed in 2006 as students, acquiring a following that built as they continued to gig every night.

    Tickets are priced £16 here. Doors open at 8pm. and it's a BYO event.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Shredd & The Dreads

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    The Menagerie hosts a cross-sea Glasfast union on January 25 when Glasgow garage rock band Shredd come over to play. Check their second EP, Eat Your Enemy.

    Garage-psych five piece The Dreads support, having last year released 'Know Your Name' - featuring a handmade cover from Spacemen 3's Will Carruthers.  Blending the influence of 60s R&B, garage rock and neo-psych with frontman Ben Harris' onstage vigour, they're one of Belfast's most captivating and vital live outfits.

    Admission costs £5 on the doors. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Mosmo Strange, Lugosi, Belwood & The Thrash Blues

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    Stoner-rock-tinged alt. rock outfit Mosmo Strange headline Shizznigh's first Live Free Dublin show of 2018 at Fibber Magee's on January 25.

    Sharing the bill are Dublin stoner-punk outfit Lugosi, melodic skate punks Belwood and the self-explanatory The Thrash Blues.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Little Gem Band & N.Sphynx

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    The record store & label's cosmic project Little Gem Band return to Dublin to play Anseo on Camden Street. Expect extended space exploration - check out their debut album Freenix 2.

    Supporting is N.Sphynx. Music will be accompanied by visual projections.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    The Delines

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Accompanying the release of their third LP, Portland alt. country outfit The Delines play the Black Box on January 26 as part of CQAF's Out To Lunch Festival.

    The Imperial is set to be released in early 2019, following up on their acclaimed 2014 & 2015 albums Colfax and Scenic Sessions. Check them out live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available from CQAF, priced £15. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Good Vibrations: A Night with Terri Hooley

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    A special screening & club night of Good Vibrations, as well as a Q&A with the King of Belfast punk himself, Terri Hooley, takes place at the Sugar Club on January 26.

    First up, an hour-long chat with Hooley is set to take place from 8-9pm, followed by the universally-acclaimed film, which will suitably closed out with a Good Vibrations Disco from 11pm onwards.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Hedfuzy Waves Album Launch w/Zombie Picnic & Third Island

    The Kasbah

    Limerick

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    Prog-metal outfit Hedfuzy launch debut album Waves at the Kasbah on 26th January. 

    Support comes from Limerick progressive post-rock outfit Zombie Picnic - listen to their second album, the excellent Rise of a New Ideology - and doomy post-metallers Third Island - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Rebellious Jukebox YEAH! No. 5: A Celebration of The Fall

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Solo Ensemble has announced Rebellious Jukebox YEAH! No. 5, which is set to be a celebration of The Fall's music, in memory of Mark E. Smith, who passed away last year. 

    Taking place on January 26 at the Grand Social, the night will feature a host of bands & artists - including Oranges, Eileen Gogan, Brian Brannigan of A Lazarus Soul, and Canice Kenealy of Engine Alley - performing live music, video, spoken word, poetry and DJs. Doors open at 8pm.
  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    The Final District 8 Dance at the Tivoli

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of Ireland's all-time great night club venues District 8 at The Tivoli Theatre, holds its last hurrah on January 26, and we'll eat our sweat-drenched tees if it's not one of the best bills the venue has ever seen.

    The lineup features some of D8's favourite international & local artists, all of whom have played a part in their story to day. All areas, including the main room and theatre will be open for the even. Dave ClarkeKiasmos in a DJ set, Sunil SharpeBrame & HamoDeFeKT [live]DJ DeeceMode_1Jon HusseyModuseCailínHidden Agenda DJsLee KellyNathan Jones, and Aeron.

    Curators Hidden Agenda & Subject will also be selling a limited run of 12" records of notable artists to play the venue.

    Tickets, priced from €22, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Mull Historical Society

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Colin MacIntyre, aka Mull Historical Society, performs at Belfast's Black Box on January 27 for CQAF's Out To Lunch Festival.

    A writer of both memoir & fiction, as well as children's books, he's recently released his eighth album, titled Wakelines. A feat of jouyous, quirky, epic pop, check out the title track.

    Tickets are priced £14 here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Radie Peat

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    One of Irish folk's most distinct voices today, Lankum & Rue's multi-instrumentalist singer Radie Peat plays the Pepper Canister Church on January 27 as part of Tradfest 2019.

     

    The show is now sold out.

  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019

    Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The neurotic, sardonic internalisation of our fears, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers play Vicar Street on January 28.

    A smirking, more hip-hop millennial Jeffrey Lewis, he got his title from the time he spent writing music living in a '94 Toyota Corolla. His Tiny Desk performance has been lauded and each single has accumulated more attention - watch the video for the delightfully disarming 'Peach Scone'.

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

  • 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.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Rosie Carney

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    One of the most hotly-tipped rising Irish stars, Rosie Carney, is set to headline the Grand Social on January 30.

    Spending much of her life so far in the music industry, she left school at 13 to showcase in New York & LA, before getting signed. Watch the video for 'Awake Me'.

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

     

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Invaderband, Les Pantalons & Dean McKay

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    NI Music Prize nominated garage-tinged art rock outfit Invaderband - listen to their debut album - play McHugh's Basement on January 30.

    Supporting are Les Pantalons - check out their and Picnic EP - Dean McKay.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    The Old Firm Casuals, The Defects & United Bottles

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Lars Fredriksen of Rancid's street-punk outfit The Old Firm Casuals are set to return to Belfast, playing the Empire on January 31.

    They've become a crowd favourite and one of the few flag-flyers of Oi! in this day & age. Check their stuff out on Bandcamp.

    Joining them are veteran Belfast punks The Defects and ex-Runnin' Riot Oi! band United Bottles.

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

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Malcolm Middleton

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Arab Strap's Malcolm Middleton plays Voodoo for Strange Victory on January 31, back with another studio album Bananas.

    Self-billed DPR$$N-CORE, he plays with members of King Creosote & Withered Hand, diving into the misery with aplomb. Here's 'The Ballad of Fuck All'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced £12.65, Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Epicycle: Gyda Valtysdottir (mūm) w/Fears

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Founding member of Icelandic music's greatest successes, mūm, Gyða Valtýsdottir, brings her new live project Epicycle, to the Black Box on January 31, thanks once more to Moving On Music.

    Epicycle is drawn from her teenage years of muūm and the time since, completed by collaborators Shazad Ismaily on synths and Julian Sartorius on drums, complimenting her open-ended cello playing and effortless voice. Listen to Epicycle here.

    Supporting is the atmospheric pop of Fears, who'll bring visuals to a vocal & electronics set. Check out her collaborative new video for 'Blood'.

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music, priced £12, or £8 for concession

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Black Midi

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Underground London frenetic noiseniks Black Midi play the Workman's Club on January 31. Formed only a year ago, they're hotly tipped with only a live session to their name for some time. 

    Tickets are priced €12 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    DIY LK: Bouts, Monday Villains & Kayleigh O'Brien

    Pharmacia

    Dublin

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    Dublin indie rock stalwarts Bouts are set to play DIY LK - Limerick's now-institution - at Pharmacia on January 31 as part of their Irish tour.

    Based between Amsterdam, London and Dublin, Bouts include Ash, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Pixies, Yo La Tengo and Weezer amongst their influences. The show coincides with the re-emerging quartet's stellar second album, Flow - check out 'Face Up'.

    Supporting are Limerick's Monday Villains - listen to 'Soapbar' - in their first show in two years, and singer-songwriter Kayleigh O'Brien.

    Admission is just €5. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Stupid Son 'Bread' Single Launch w/Angular Hank

    Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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    Stupid Son release their debut single 'Bread' at Drop Dead Twice on January 31.

    Supporting are slack indie rock outfit Angular Hank.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Cockney Rejects & The Old Firm Casuals

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The Button Factory holds multigenerational night of Oi! punk, headed by East London originals Cockney Rejects on February 1.

    The West Ham supporters formed in 1978, singing about football hooliganism and the likes. They've been through a long string of lineups, with the constant being vocal/guitar pair Jeff & Mick Geggus. Here's Greatest Hits Vol. 1.

    Lars Fredriksen of Rancid's street-punk outfit The Old Firm Casuals share the bill. They've become a crowd favourite and one of the few flag-flyers of Oi! in this day & age. Check their stuff out on Bandcamp.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Malcolm Middleton

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Arab Strap's Malcolm Middleton plays The Grand Social on February 1, to accompany new album Bananas.

    Self-billed DPR$$N-CORE, he plays with members of King Creosote & Withered Hand, diving into the misery with aplomb. Here's 'The Ballad of Fuck All'.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Gyda Valtysdottir (mūm)

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Founding member of one of Icelandic music's greatest successes, mūm, Gyða Valtýsdottir comes to Dublin's Unitarian Church on February 1 for Homebeat.

    Her current life show, Epicycle, is drawn from her teenage years of muūm and the time since, completed by collaborators Shazad Ismaily on synths and Julian Sartorius on drums, complimenting her open-ended cello playing and effortless voice. Listen to Epicycle here.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €18.50, or €22 on the door. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Bouts, Any Joy & Laurie Shaw

    The Roundy

    Cork

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    Dublin indie rock stalwarts Bouts make the Cork stop-off of their Irish tour at the Roundy on February 1 for Alliance Promotions.

    Based between Amsterdam, London and Dublin, Bouts include Ash, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Pixies, Yo La Tengo and Weezer amongst their influences. The show coincides with the re-emerging quartet's stellar second album, Flow - check out 'Face Up'.

    Psych-infused indie rock act Any Joy support - listen to debut album Cycles - as well as the rising, madly prolific Laurie Shaw check him out on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €7. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    The Messthetics & Robocobra Quartet

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The Messthetics are set to play Voodoo on February 2. They're the current project from Fugazi's alchemical rhythm section of Brendan Canty & Joe Lally, as well as experimental jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog. 

    Taking that post-hardcore Dischord sound, with the hallmarks of early post-rock, their eponymous debut album came out this year - check it out here.

    Supporting are avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet - listen to their incredible second album, the NI Music Prize-nominated Plays Hard To Get.

    Tickets cost £12.65 from TicketWeb. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Nicki Bluhm

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Following a decade spent with the Gramblers and collaborations with the likes of Ryan Adams & Phil Lesh, west coast singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm plays the Grand Social on February 2.

    She's just released new album To Rise You Gotta Fall, documenting a split from husband/musical mentor & life changes from a relocation to Nashville. Watch the video for 'To Rise You Gotta Fall'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Cherym, Hiva Oa & Gender Chores

    Atlantic Bar

    Portrush

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    To kick off what looks like an incredibly exciting year to top an already-noteworthy 2018, Cherym embark on an Irish tour, playing the Atlantic Bar on February 2.

    Alternative/electronic act Hiva Oa support - listen to latest single 'Souvenir' - as well as young feminist punk outfit Gender Chores - check their demos on Bandcamp.

    Doors open at 9pm and admission costs £5.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Bouts, Silverbacks & Shrug Life [Solo]

    The Underground

    Dublin

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    On February 2nd, Dublin indie rockers Bouts make the hometown stopoff of their Irish tour at the Underground.

    Based between Amsterdam, London and Dublin, Bouts include Ash, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Pixies, Yo La Tengo and Weezer amongst their influences. The show coincides with the re-emerging quartet's stellar second album, Flow - check out 'Face Up'.

    Fast-rising Dublin art-rock five-piece Silverbacks support - check them on Bandcamp - and a solo show from Danny Carroll, frontman of garage-indie Dublin outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island - check out their debut album, ¯​​\​​_​​(​​ツ​​)​​_​​/​​¯.

    Admission is just €8. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Cockney Rejects w/Takers & Users

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    English oi punk veterans & East London originals Cockney Rejects play Belfast's Limelight 2 on February 2.

    The West Ham supporters formed in 1978, singing about football hooliganism and the likes. They've been through a long string of lineups, with the constant being vocal/guitar pair Jeff & Mick Geggus. 'Oi! Oi! Oi!' was the street-punk anthem of a generation.

    Tickets cost £20 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Daniel John Paxton Single Launch w/Galants

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Daniel John Paxton headlines upstairs at Whelan's on February 2 to launch debut single 'Railway Line'.

    Supporting are noise-pop/shoegaze quartet Galants - listen to their excellent 2018 single, 'In Vain'.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    Malcolm Middleton

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Arab Strap's Malcolm Middleton plays Galway's Roisin Dubh on February 3 to accompany new album Bananas.

    Self-billed DPR$$N-CORE, he plays with members of King Creosote & Withered Hand, diving into the misery with aplomb. Here's 'The Ballad of Fuck All'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16.35, Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    The Messthetics & Robocobra Quartet

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    The Messthetics are set to play Dublin's Grand Social on February 3. They're the current project from Fugazi's alchemical rhythm section of Brendan Canty & Joe Lally, as well as experimental jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog. 

    Taking that post-hardcore Dischord sound, with the hallmarks of early post-rock, their eponymous debut album came out this year - check it out here.

    Supporting are avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet - listen to their incredible second album, the NI Music Prize-nominated Plays Hard To Get.

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

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    Bouts, Hot Cops & Silverbacks

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    On Sunday, February 3rd, we'll host the Belfast leg of Dublin indie rock band's Bouts Irish tour at the Menagerie.

    Based between Amsterdam, London and Dublin, Bouts include Ash, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Pixies, Yo La Tengo and Weezer amongst their influences. The show coincides with the re-emerging quartet's stellar second album, Flow - check out 'Face Up'.

    Support comes from two of the country's very best bands: Belfast threesome Hot Cops - watch the video for 'Decay' - and fast-rising Dublin art-rock five-piece Silverbacks - check them on Bandcamp.

    Also: nice visuals, TTA DJs, a nice alternative to Sunday Night Doom™

    Admission is just £5. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019

    Steel Panther

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Comedic hair metal band Steel Panther return to Ireland, playing Vicar Street on February 5 & 6 - with the former added due to demand.

    Profane, debauched, and devoid of moral compas, they were initially called Metal Skool, before changing their name and releasing debut album Feel The Steel, which featured guest spots from apt figures like Justin Hawkins, Corey Taylor & M Shadows. Their latest album, Lower The Bar was released in 2017. Here's 'Gloryhole'. 

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

  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019

    The Lemonheads

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Evan Dando’s Lemonheads make their long-awaited return to Dublin on February 6 when they play the Academy two days before the release of the band’s new covers album, Varshons 2.

    Formed in Boston in 1986 as a scrappy, energetic college rock outfit, they matured into a band that operated as an alt. rock vehicle for the phenomenal wry pop & Americana craftsmanship of Dando.

    Tickets are priced €25.40 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Steel Panther

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Comedic hair metal band Steel Panther return to Ireland, playing Belfast's Ulster Hall on February 7.

    Profane, debauched, and devoid of moral compas, they were initially called Metal Skool, before changing their name and releasing debut album Feel The Steel, which featured guest spots from apt figures like Justin Hawkins, Corey Taylor & M Shadows. Their latest album, Lower The Bar was released in 2017. Here's 'Gloryhole'. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    In Steve Albini's words, "the greatest band in the world", Nottingham electronic punk duo Sleaford Mods return to Ireland for three shows in February. They kick off at Belfast's Limelight 1 on February 7.

    Comprised of the voice & words of Jason Williamson and beats of Andrew Fearn, this show comes in support of fifth album Eton Alive. They manage to be one of the most engaging live acts in the world without frills, lacking so much as a proper stand for their laptop - beer crates, normally.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £16. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    The Lemonheads

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Evan Dando’s Lemonheads make their long-awaited return to Ireland, playing Cork's Cyprus Avenue on February 7 just a day before the release of the band’s new covers album, Varshons 2.

    Formed in Boston in 1986 as a scrappy, energetic college rock outfit, they matured into a band that operated as an alt. rock vehicle for the phenomenal wry pop & Americana craftsmanship of Dando.

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Cherym, Dott & Velvet Orchid

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Kicking off a year of exciting possibilities after an already-noteworthy 2018, Cherym embark on a February Irish tour, playing Galway's Roisin Dubh on February 7. Check out their debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

    Galway punk-pop quartet Dott - who released their excellent album Heart Swell in 2018 - and Velvet Orchid.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

     

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Bastion, Hail To The Thieves, MOSA & Mickey Madden

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    The Black Box hosts an eclectic four-act bill on February 8. Featured are BastionHail to the Thieves, progressive post-rockers Mosa - check out their debut EP, Mind Open Soul Awake and Mickey Madden.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Shabazz Palaces

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces return to the Sugar Club for a ChoiceCuts show on February 8.

    Comprising Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire, they've been active since 2009, recently a sci-fi hip-hopera, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star.

    Tickets, priced €20, are available from The Sugar Club. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    David McSavage: National Treasure

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Self-proclaimed National Treasure, Irish comedy stalwart David McSavage plays the Olympia on February 8. Known for the nationally-renowned Savage Eye, and roles in Calvary, Traders, Gold, he's returning with an all-new comedy show at the event.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €26. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    In support of their forthcoming fifth album Eton Alive, Nottingham electronic punk duo Sleaford Mods return to Ireland for three shows. They play Dublin's Academy on February 8.

    Comprised of Jason Williamson's words & voice, and Andrew Fearn's beats, they are, in the words of Steve Albini, "the greatest band in the world". They manage to be one of the most engaging live acts in the world without frills, lacking so much as a proper stand for their laptop - beer crates, normally. Here's 'Jolly Fucker'.

    Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 5 at 9am from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    The Lemonheads

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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    Evan Dando’s Lemonheads make their long-awaited return to Belfast on February 8 when they play Belfast on the same day as the release of new covers album, Varshons 2.

    Formed in Boston in 1986 as a scrappy, energetic college rock outfit, they matured into a band that operated as an alt. rock vehicle for the phenomenal wry pop & Americana craftsmanship of Dando.

    Tickets are priced £22.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Quarter Block Party 2019

    Various Venues

    Cork

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    Cork's Quarter Block Party has yet another phenomenal for its 2019 instalment, which takes place in various venues citywide over the weekend of February 8-10.

    Presented by Southern Hospitality & Makeshift Ensemble for the fifth year running, the lineup features a blend of music, public art & live art. Some highlights are Sacred Bones' Hilary Woods - who released one of the Irish albums of 2018 - Scottee's show Fat Blokes, about being fat-shamed in the gay community - Lords of StrutLe Boom, traditional vocal group LandlessBeats and SweatTrans Live Art SalonAnna MiekeAllie Hankins & Rachel DichterBarry WilsonCáitCommon WingsComposing Our (S)paceExtravisionJunior BrotherHopscotchGhostking Is DeadLaurie ShawMaija SofiaPost Punk PodgeSam ClagueSilverbacksTrick MistYenkee, and many more.

    Tickets are available from uTicket, priced €25 for a 3-show pass, or €50 for a 6-show pass.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Story Mode: A Night of Tony Hawk's Soundtrack Nostalgia

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Bravo to the folks at Daddy Presents for their ingenious theme night, Story Mode: A Night of Tony Hawk's Soundtrack Nostalgia. The Workman's Club plays host to a night celebrating the formative soundtracks to a generation, from Pro Skater 1 through to American Wasteland.

    Expect acts like The Violent Femmes, NOFX, NAS, The Offspring, Run DMC, Dead Kennedys, Frank Black, Fatlip and more. They'll be showing skate visuals on the night, including Flip's Extremely Sorry, CKY, and Tony Hawk's featured skaters like Eric Koston, Mike V & Bam Margera. The organisers are kindly taking pre-requests over here.

    Tickets cost €6 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 11.30pm.

  • 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
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    10
    Feb
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Whitla Hall

    Belfast

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    Irish musical comic David O'Doherty brings his You Have To Laugh tour to Belfast's Whitla Hall on February 9 & 10.

    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.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    God's Waiting Room: The Liminanas

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    God's Waiting Room, courtesy of Strange Victory, takes over both rooms of the Black Box on February 9, and will be headlined by French psych duo The Liminanas.

    Comprising of drummer/vocalist Marie & Lionel on guitar/bass/keys/vocals, they blend psych, shoegaze and yé-yé. Defined by its French & new wave characteristics, their latest album I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2 is just out, following up on their 2014 debut. Listen to 'The Gift', featuring Peter Hook.

    Tickets are available for £16.50 from TicketWeb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    In support of their forthcoming fifth album Eton Alive, Nottingham electronic punk duo Sleaford Mods return to Ireland for a run of shows. They play Galway's Roisin Dubh on February 9.

    Comprised of Jason Williamson's words & voice, and Andrew Fearn's beats, they are, in the words of Steve Albini, "the greatest band in the world". They manage to be one of the most engaging live acts in the world without frills, lacking so much as a proper stand for their laptop - beer crates, normally. Here's 'Jolly Fucker'.

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh, priced €26.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Crilli DnB Presents: Calibre & DRS

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    In celebration of their 13th Birthday, Belfast drum'n'bass institution Crilli bring internationally renowned artist Dominick Martin, aka Calibreto the Menagerie on February 9.

    He's currently released 16 albums, held an incredibly consistent mix record for the likes of BBC's Essential Mix & Fabric's FABRICLIVE. He'll be joined by long-time collaborator MC DRS.

    Tickets are available here, priced £10. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Whale Talk, A Happy Accident & Whim

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Trad-tinged indie act Whale Talk headline The 343 on Newtownards Road on February 9. Listen to 'Fingertips'.

    Dublin indie-folk act A Happy Accident support - listen to Waiting to Happen - as well as Portland's Sarah DiMuzio, aka Whim, who makes her first Belfast appearance. Listen to 'Mouth'.

    Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Postcard Versions Album Launch w/Angular Hank

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Recorded over the course of the last few years, Postcard Versions are set to launch their debut album at Bello Bar on February 9. Listen to debut single 'Sunday Morning With Nate'.

    Supporting are slack indie rock outfit Angular Hank.

    Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Ghostking Is Dead, Extravision & Post Punk Podge

    Coughlan's Live

    Cork

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    As part of the Quarter Block Party, Coughlan's hosts a strong triple bill of independent artists on February 9. Performing are Cork producer & multi-instrumentalist Ghostking Is Dead - check out his work on Bandcamp.

    Punk trio Extravision - check out their Demo - and one of our 19 for '19, Limerick's Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies - listen to one of our tracks of 2018, the incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home'.

    Tickets are available from uTicket, priced €10. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    In Steve Albini's words, "the greatest band in the world", Nottingham electronic punk duo Sleaford Mods return to Ireland for a run of shows in February. They play Dolans, Limerick on February 10.

    Comprised of the voice & words of Jason Williamson and beats of Andrew Fearn, this show comes in support of fifth album Eton Alive. They manage to be one of the most engaging live acts in the world without frills, lacking so much as a proper stand for their laptop - beer crates, normally.

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019

    She Drew The Gun

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Having recently released new album Revolution of Mind, psych-pop artist She Drew The Gun plays The Workman's Club on February 12.

    Watch the video for 'Resister'.

    Tickets are available for €13.20 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019

    Mob Wife, The Skanks, Dimer & Frans

    Bennigans

    Derry

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    Belfast post-hardcore trio Mob Wife make their debut Derry appearance on February when they headline Bennigan's on February 12.

    Supporting are young Strabane outfit The Skanks and Dimer & Frans.

    Admission costs £4 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    Electric Eel Shock w/Sister Ghost & Gender Chores

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Japanese stoner rock-tinged garage trio Electric Eel Shock are to play Belfast's Voodoo on February 13.

    Formed in Tokyo in the late '90s before setting off to the US in 199, Electric Eel Shock recently released a Best Of & Covers album which is made up of some of fan-chosen tracks.

    Supporting are the 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 are available from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    TOY

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Krautrock-influenced indie-psych outfit TOY play the Empire on February 13 in the first date of their European tour in support of their fourth album, Happy In The Hollow.

    Watch the video for 'Sequence One'.

    Dublin influenced indie-psychers Melts support. Check out the video for 'Skyward'.

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

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    20:20 Presents: Conor Mason, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce & Joel Harkin

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    With all proceeds going to WaterAid, stripped-back singer-songwriter night 20:20 brings three new artists in its ninth iteration at the Oh Yeah Centre on February 13. 

    The night will see sets from Conor Mason - we were big fans of his 2018 album, On The Surface - Gweedore singer-songwriter Emma Ní Fhíoruisce - check her Soundcloud - and atmospheric lo-fi folk artist Joel Harkin - watch the video for 'Meredith'.

    Admission costs £7 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Post Malone

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Kicking off his tour with the ultimate Valentine's gift, Post Malone plays Dublin's 3Arena on February 14.

    The multiplatinum Texas-based rapper has been a global sensation, both critically and commercially, being commended for blending genres and ultimately charted nine songs in the top 20 of the US Hot 100. His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, came out in 2018 - watch the video for 'Better Now'.

    Tickets costs €55.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm, and the standing area will be 14+.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Decapitated, Dyscarnate & Baest

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Treat your bloody Valentine to some Polish death metal when Decapitated make the trip over to play Voodoo on February 14 as part of their Killing The European Cult tour. Watch the video for 'Kill The Cult', taken from their seventh album, Anticult.

    Supporting are Horsham death metal act Dyscarnate and Danish act Baest.

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

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Luluc

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Australian indie-folk duo Luluc play The Grand Social on February 14.

    They recently released third album Sculptor - check out 'Heist', which features a guest appearance from J Mascis, Dirty Three's Jim White & The National's Aaron Dessner.

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

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Gum Takes Tooth & BB84

    The Taproom @ Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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    A gift for your special sweetheart, some experimental landscaping will take place at Drop Dead Twice on February 14, when London-based duo Gum Takes Tooth come to Dublin.

    Blending triggered electronics, psych-noise, polyrhythms & experimental dynamics, they're a captivating live act - check out the video for 'Borrowed Lies' from third album Arrow.

    Opening is heavy electronic/drone project BB84, featuring Paddy Shine from Gnod, Wild Rocket's chief noise wizard Cian Moose, Cholera House's George Brennan & Rian Trench - also of Solar Bears.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €11.09. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    TOY

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Krautrock-influenced indie-psych outfit TOY play Dublin's Workman's Club on February 14 in the second show of their European tour in support of their fourth album, Happy In The Hollow.

    Watch the video for 'Sequence One'.

    Tickets cost €15.62 from Ticketmaster. 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

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Decapitated, Dyscarnate & Baest

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Polish death metal masters Decapitated make the trip over to play Voodoo Lounge on February 15 as part of their Killing The European Cult tour. Watch the video for 'Kill The Cult', taken from their seventh album, Anticult.

    Supporting are Horsham death metal act Dyscarnate and Danish act Baest.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Ennio Morricone - Last Ever Irish Concert

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The 3Arena hosts iconic Italian film composer Ennio Morricone - who reshaped the sound of cinema - on Saturday, September 23, in the return Irish leg of his final farewell 60 Years of Music as he turns 90 years old.

    He'll be conducting, accompanied by over 200 musicians and singers onstage, as with previous tours, performing classics and originals from his Oscar-winning scores.

    Known best for his work alongside Sergio Leone in his spaghetti Westerns - although he's composed for over 500 films - his scores are synonymous with the genre; most notably through arguably his all-time finest work in The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, and Once Upon A Time In The West. More recently he finally won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, which also earned him his sixth BAFTA & third Golden Globe.

    Tickets, priced from €107, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Blackfish Collective w/Evans Junior & Damola

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    London-based, Dublin-formed Blackfish Collective play the Sound House on February 15. Their members have roots in Nigeria, Angola & Zimbabwe, and the outfit runs the gamut from experimental hip-hop to pop, with members comprising Prettyboy Francis, Caleb Kunle, Demigosh, Princs$, Mo Tabs & The Vice. Check out 'Zobo'.

    Supporting are Evans Junior - check out 'Fake Friends' - and Damola.

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

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Endless Swarm, Wardomized, Zombified, Deathgrip & Sex Hardcore

    Unit 40, Westlink Enterprise Centre

    Belfast

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    A suitably sweatbox show at Unit 40 of Belfast's Westlink Enterprise Centre is set to go forward on February 15, headed by Scottish powerviolence facemelters Endless Swarm. Check them on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are grindcore quintet Wardomized - check their music - death metallers Zombified - check out 'The Diminishing Light' - Belfast d-beat hardcore act Deathgrip - listen to their demos - and Sex Hardcore.

    Admission costs £5 and it's a limited capacity show, so first come, first served. Doors open at 9pm - and it's BYOB.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Galentines Party: Problem Patterns, Christine Tubridy, DJ Time of the Month & Jenna Daley

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Following on from the Drone Mansions brand of live music and infamous house parties, a female led BYO party, entitled Galentine's Day, on the day after its Hallmark waste-of-time patriarchal namesake. Featuring a hot roster of local artists that showcases the vibrancy and versatility Belfast's art scene has to offer, there are two live sets and two DJ sets.

    Brand new punk outfit Problem Patterns play a stripped back, yet chaotic set - listen to 'Allegedly' - Christine Tubridy of Hiva Oa promises music from house & Afrobeat through to disco & Arabic funk. DJ sets come from newcomers in the form of the eclectic DJ Time of the Month, and Jenna Daley, who will bring banging house & techno.

    Tickets cost £5 from Skiddle, and proceeds and donations will be given to The Homeless Period . 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.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Neneh Cherry

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Swedish hip-hop artist Neneh Cherry plays the Academy on February 16.

    A former member of The Slits & Rip Rig + Panic, she's had a serious run of hits ever since 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi - listen to 'Buffalo Stance'. She's has a major string of collaborations and now returns with fifth solo LP Broken Politics, which moves further into electronic pop.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Nik Void

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Nik Void, known for Factory Floor & the incredible Carter Tutti Void project, plays the Workman's Club on February 16 for Dhalgren Sound.

    The experimental electronic artist & producer is known for her cut-up sampling & techniques, blurring techno, ambient, avant-garde & noise in her aleatoric composition. At one end, she can border on contemporary classical, on the other, dance. Check her music out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €16.81 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Just Mustard w/Tribal Dance

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    One of the hottest bands in Ireland right now, Dundalk trip-hop, noise & electronica-influenced quintet Just Mustard headline the Workman's Club on February 16. Last year, they released one of the Irish albums of the year in debut album, Wednesday.

    Tribal Dance support. More than just another Dublin math-rock band, check out 'And All That Was Left Was A Physician And A Silhouette'.

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

  • 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.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    A.J. Croce

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Son of singer-songwriters Jim & Ingrid Croce, A.J. Croce is set to play Whelan's on February 17.

    His ninth album Just Like Medicine is out now, having sat on the Billboard Blues and European Americana charts for months. A pianist, he blends New Orleans, soul, with some Reedian New York tendencies. Have a listen to 'I Got A Name'.

    Tickets are available from Seat Advisor. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Electric Eel Shock

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Japanese stoner rock-tinged fuzz trio Electric Eel Shock are to play The Workman's Club on February 17

    Formed in Tokyo in the late '90s before setting off to the US in 199, Electric Eel Shock recently released a Best Of & Covers album which is made up of some of fan-chosen tracks.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced €12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Neuromusicology

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Niamh Kennedy hosts an event for NI Science Festival at the Black Box alongside Belfast harpist Ursula Burns on February 17.

    The two will be exploring the neuroscience of music and how the brain controls movement, building on Kennedy's research of imaging the brains of harpists. The interactive demonstrations shows how the brain works while playing instruments, featuring a new piece from Ursula Burns in which she simultaneously plays piano & harp, while Niamh live images her brain with data visualisation.

    Tickets cost £5 here. The event runs from 4pm-5.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Jungle

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Having just released their much-hyped album For Ever, London neo-soul act Jungle make their first headline Belfast appearance at the Limelight 1.

    The killer live outfit are widely described as the sound of an aspirational young London, led by production & multi-instrumentalist duo of J & T - Josh Lloyd-Watson & Tom McFarland. Check out 'Heavy, California'.

    Tickets cost £22 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Microdisney [Last Ever Show]

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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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 return to their hometown to play Cyprus Avenue on February 19 in what will be their last ever show.

    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 Eventbrite, priced €36.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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
    21
    Feb
    2019

    Bill Ryder Jones

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Former Coral founder & guitarist-cum-indie rock multi-instrumentalist, producer & composer Bill Ryder-Jones plays Belfast's Black Box on February 21.

    His Steve Malkmus-with-emotion tones and full band setup will be sugar to the ears of any Courtney Barnett, Elliott Smith or Richard Hawley fans. His fourth album, Yawn, is just out in November. Check out the absolute glory of 'Two To Birkenhead'.

    Tickets cost £13.50 from Ticketweb, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    Aminé

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    One of the fastest-rising names in hip-hop & leftfield pop, Aminé, plays the Academy on February 22.

    Based in Portland, Aminé released a string of huge-selling records last year, New York Times giving him a major profile & plaudits, appearances on Tiny Desk, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and more. Check out his NPR Tiny Desk session.

    Tickets cost €26.40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's a 14+ show.

  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    Insurrectionary Neo-Futurism vs Belfast

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Dark electronic outfit Jan Doyle Band bring their Insurrectionary Neo Futurism to Belfast on February 22, joined by some of the city's foremost experimental electronic performers at The 343 on Newtownards Road. Check out their vast body of work on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are:
    Girls Names' Philip Quinn's electronic post-punk project Gross Net play a live set- have a listen on Bandcamp.
    The mercurial, ineffable Ruth Bate - if you're a fan of absolute conviction, John Maus & noirish experimental art-pop, go, check him out on Soundcloud. We assure you that seeing him live is the real way to experience it.
    Dark electronic performer Die Hexen's rescoring of a Kenneth Anger film will also be screened on the night.

    Admission costs £7, Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Lisa O'Neill Album Launch

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Incredible Irish folk voice Lisa O'Neill  at a seated show at Liberty Hall Theatre on February 23.

    Her fourth LP, Heard A Long Gone Song came out in 2018, 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 evocative not just of the past but of the deeply subjective now. Watch her play 'Rock The Machine' live.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €25.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Seek Warmth & Hiva Oa

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Bristol indie rock act Seek Warmth make their Irish debut at Voodoo on February 23. Check out the jangly post-punk of 'Pillar To Post'.

    Supporting are Belfast alternative electronic act Hiva Oa - check them out live in session at Smalltown America.

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019

    Massive Attack: Mezzanine XX1

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Bristol trip-hop legends Massive Attack will stop off in Dublin next as part of a tour celebrating their seminal 1998 album, Mezzanine.

    Promising a "totally new audio/visual production" the show at Dublin's 3Arena on Sunday, February 24 will also feature Elizabeth Fraser, the Cocteau Twins singer who lent her vocals to the album's second single 'Teardrop'.

    The show will re-imagine Mezzanine via "custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences”, and is described by Robert Del Naja AKA 3D as “a one off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip”.

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

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019

    Meltybrains? Presents: ?

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Those absolute headers, Meltybrains?, play the Button Factory on February 26. After a fairly quiet period, they're back with the glitchy R&B-tinged -wave nugget 'Roger Federer'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019

    Laura Gibson

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Laura Gibson plays upstairs at Whelan's on February 26.

    Her last album, Empire Builder, received plaudits from Pitchfork, uncut and the likes, and she performed NPR's first ever Tiny Desk concert. Check out 'Domestication'.

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

  • Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019

    Brass Against

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having made fans out of Tom Morello and more, politically-charged brass-led rock & hip-hop troupe Brass Against headline the Button Factory on February 27.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster.

  • 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+.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Hayseed Dixie

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The pioneers of rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie return to Ireland, playing Dublin's Button Factory on February 28 in support of new album Free Your Mind and the Grass Will Follow.

    Formed in 2000 as an idea to record AC/DC songs in an Appalachian Mountain hillbilly tradition, they've taken the cornerstones of rock and reimagined them with fun, care and respect, not to mention tremendously accomplished musicianship. Here's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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

  • 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.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Hayseed Dixie

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    The pioneers of rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie return to Ireland with a show at Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 1 in support of new album Free Your Mind and the Grass Will Follow.

    Formed in 2000 as an idea to record AC/DC songs in an Appalachian Mountain hillbilly tradition, they've taken the cornerstones of rock and reimagined them with fun, care and respect, not to mention tremendously accomplished musicianship. Here's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Spinn

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

    Liverpool jangle dream-pop quartet Spinn play Belfast's Oh Yeah Centre on March 1.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    The Comet Is Coming

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Choice Cuts bring London-based space-jazz-funk-psych-electronic trio The Comet Is Coming to Dublin's Sugar Club on March 1.

    Meeting in a London warehouse in 2013, the three musical cosmonauts in question are Shabaka Hutchings of Sons of Kemet & Melt Yourself Down, Danalogue and Betamax (known for Soccer96). Blending mindbending new sonic languages in the vein of Sun Ra, Zappa & the BBC Radiophonic Workshops, the band's themes revolve around an impending apocalypse. Check out their Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced €20. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies w/The Disco Participation Matrix

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Limerick's Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies return for what's sure to be another packed Whelan's on March 1.

    One of the most potent voices of dissent in Ireland at the moment, check out the incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home'.

    Supporting are The Disco Participation Matrix.

    Admission is free, if you add yourself to the guestlist here. Doors open at 11.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Hayseed Dixie

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    The pioneers of rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie return to Ireland for a short run of dates in support of new album Free Your Mind and the Grass Will Follow. The third show takes place at Belfast's Empire on March 2.

    Formed in 2000 as an idea to record AC/DC songs in an Appalachian Mountain hillbilly tradition, they've taken the cornerstones of rock and reimagined them with fun, care and respect, not to mention tremendously accomplished musicianship. Here's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Spinn

    Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool jangle dream-pop quartet Spinn play the Academy 2 in an over 14s show on March 2.

    Tickets cost €12.75 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    The Comet Is Coming

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Once again, Moving On Music bring London-based space-jazz-funk-psych-electronic trio The Comet Is Coming to Belfast, when they play the Black Box on March 2.

    Meeting in a London warehouse in 2013, the three musical cosmonauts in question are Shabaka Hutchings of Sons of Kemet & Melt Yourself Down, Danalogue and Betamax (known for Soccer96). Blending mindbending new sonic languages in the vein of Sun Ra, Zappa & the BBC Radiophonic Workshops, the band's themes revolve around an impending apocalypse. Check out their Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music, priced £16, or £12 for concessions. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    BC Camplight

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    In support of his second album through Bella Union, BC Camplight plays a rescheduled show - due to his loss of voice - at The Workman's Club on March 3.

    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.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    Kamasi Washington

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Saxophonist and jazz master Kamasi Washington, returns to Dublin to play the Olympia Theatre on March 3 in support of his latest album Heaven and Earth.

    Having released of the best albums of the last few years in 2015's sprawling, three volume - and very aptly-titled The Epic, as well as collaborating with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Run The Jewels, he's been going from strength to strength as of late. 

    Revisit or discover The Epicand indeed The Epic In Concert.

    Tickets, priced from €45, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Peter Bjorn and John

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having recently released new studio album Darker Days, Swedish indie-pop act Peter Bjorn and John play Whelan's on March 7.

    Known for bringing soft psychedelia into their indie pop-rock sound, and 2006 single 'Young Folks', which became a household hit. Darker Days is their eighth album, going back to their harmony-driven Simon & Garfunkel influenced sound.

    Tickets are priced €20 from WAV Tickets & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: Brötzmann & Leigh

    Fumbally Stables

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company European new jazz living legend Peter Brötzmann performs alongside Heather Leigh at Dublin's Fumbally Stables on March 7.

    Exemplifying European improvised music for over 40 years and participating in countless international collaborations, sax/reed player Brötzmann is pretty much mandatory if you’re a fan of free jazz, noise-rock or extreme music - check out our recent profile.

    Heather Leigh is a Scotland-based American pedal steel guitar player, who plays spontaneous compositions with a powerfully physical and spectral approach. Check out an excerpt from their collaboration, Crowmoon.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €15 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    Sat
    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
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Æ MAK

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Aoife McCann-led art-pop project Æ MAK plays the Grand Social on March 8, having recently released new single & video 'Too Sad To Sing'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €14.35.  Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: Brian Irvine Ensemble

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, The Button Factory hosts a show from Northern Irish avant-garde composer Brian Irvine on March 8.

    His 13 piece ensemble mutates elements of contemporary classical, improvisation, theatre, thrash, cartoonary and ensemble playing in manner that screams irreverence, joy and virtuosity. Think a mutant cocktail of Zappa and Icebreaker, Han Bennink and the Instant Composers Pool, with a heavy dollop of Beefheart, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn. They have performed all over the world to widespread critical acclaim headlining at some of the world’s leading festivals.

    Brian Irvine was born in Belfast. His huge body of work includes operas, orchestral works, large-scale participatory work, films, multi-media installations, dance works as well as ensemble, solo, and chamber pieces. He has won two BSACA British Composers Awards as well as the Radio 3 Jazz Award for best new work.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €15 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Hefty

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Belfast is low on excellent rock & metal club nights, so by the grace of its best heavy music venue, Voodoo, we've got the first edition of Hefty.

    Expect an eclectic, tactful mix of the likes of Sabbath, Slayer, Electric Wizard, Soundgarden, Eyehategod, Sleep, Acid Bath, Bad Brains and more.

    Admission costs £5, or less on Eventbrite and doors open at 10pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Pocket Billiards Album Launch w/United Bottles, The Skallions & Tonic All-Stars

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    It's been seven long years, but finally Belfast ska-punk figureheads Pocket Billiards are set to release their third album, and it will be launched at the Empire Music Hall on March 8.

    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, including their December single 'Viva El Santo'.

    Belfast punks United Bottles, NI-based ska eight-piece The Skallions and skinhead reggae & ska act Tonic All-Stars.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: Alarmist & Magnetia Orkestria

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, Saturday night is a double-header of two live bands, one from Ireland, one from Finland, held the Grand Social.

    Dublin-based math-rock outfit Alarmist make a welcome return to the scene with their quasi orchestral blend of experimental rock, jazz, math and electronic sounds. Meanwhile Pauli Lyytinen’s Helsinki based Magnetia Orkesteri present a fierce and controlled cornucopia of 21st century free jazz meets western chamber music, with tightly woven compositions in an all star quartet that also features celebrated trumpeter Verneri Pohjola.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €12 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: DJackulate & Guests

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, world freestyle scratch champion, Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist, turntablist & sample artist Djackulate, aka Jack Dempsey McMahon, will perform a unique live collaboration with two special guests at the Workman's Club on March 10.

    With a wide range of musical influences stemming from a life time of mining records for odd samples, and experience playing various musical instruments like saxophone, uilleann pipes, kaval and musical saw, McMahon has recently began to try distil this knowledge and apply it to his performances focused around a turntable, with striking results.

    Djackulate is a member of Dublin improvising experimental jazz outfit "OKO". He is also a core member of international high octane skratch music loons "The Skratch Lords".

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €12 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019

    Colter Wall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

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    Highly revered by Rick Rubin & Steve Earle, Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall plays Whelan's on March 12.

    Still only 23, trust us when we say you have to hear his voice. His eponymous debut album is out now - check out the genuine outlaw country of 'The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie'.

    Tickets, priced €17.35, are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019

    Greta Van Fleet

    Olympia Theatre

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    Classic rock revivalist band Greta Van Fleet headline the Olympia on March 13.

    This date comes following their much-hyped debut album March of the Peaceful Army in October. The band comprises four young musicians, with an average age of 21, based in Michigan hamlet Frankenmuth. Here's 'When The Curtain Falls'.

    Tickets cost €31 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019

    P.O.D. & Alien Ant Farm w/'68 & New Valley Wolves

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Shizznigh Promotions bring classic Californian nu-metal bands Alien Ant Farm and P.O.D. to Belfast's Limelight on March 13.

    Support comes from '68 New Valley Wolves.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar.

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    Feet

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Indie band Feet play Belfast's Voodoo on March 14 as part of their UK & Irish Tour.

    Still barely out of university & picking up where acts like the Libertines left off, watch the video for 'Backseat Driver' as they write their debut album.

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

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    A. Smyth

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Anthemic singer-songwriter A. Smyth headlines upstairs at Whelan's on March 14. Taking cues from the likes of Springsteen, Big Thief and the likes, watch the video for 'Coming Back To You'.

    Tickets cost €11.40 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Feet

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie band Feet play upstairs at Whelan's on March 15 as part of a UK & Irish tour.

    Still barely out of university & picking up where acts like the Libertines left off, watch the video for 'Backseat Driver' as they write their debut album.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Shine Presents: Patrick Topping Takeover

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    One of the faces of modern global house music, Patrick Topping is set to curate a bill at the Telegraph Building on St. Patrick's Eve.

    Northern Irish outfits Dense & Pike and Kettama join him, as well as his friends Man PowerAlex Virgo.

    Early bird tickets cost £23 from Shine and Ticketweb, or £28 for general admission.

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
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    18
    Mar
    2019

    Dodie

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    23 year old Essex songwriter Dodie plays two nights at Vicar Street on March 17 & 18 due to demand. Her new Human EP follows up on 2016 & 2017 EP releases, the latter of which managed to chart despite, and because of, her independent work as a YouTube performer. Watch the video for 'Human'.

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

  • 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.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    Dr John Cooper Clarke: The Luckiest Guy Alive

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The original people's poet, John Cooper Clarke, returns to Ireland for a pair of shows. He's set to bring his Luckiest Guy Alive book tour to Vicar Street on March 19.

    The poet, cultural commentator, movie star, comedian & rock star has had his imprint on everything from early post-punk to modern pop, with the Arctic Monkeys turning his 'I Wanna Be Yours' into a hit on A:M. These shows follow the release of his new book, and will blend its extracts with ponderings on modern life, gags, riffs & chat. Here's 'Chickentown'.

    Tickets cost €40.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019
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    20
    Mar
    2019

    Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The incredible talent of LA's Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 19 & 20 as part of Andy's Beach Club World Tour.

    He released one of the albums of 2016 with his second LP, Malibu, fusing hip-hop, funk & soul with finesse. This show follows third LP Oxnard, which features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg & J. Cole - check out 'Tints'.

    Tickets cost €48 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.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Beans On Toast

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Celebrating the release of his 10th studio album in as many years, Beans On Toast plays Belfast's Voodoo on March 20.

    Called A Bird In The Hand, it was recorded with Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, who produced his debut. One of the UK's finest lyricists, he's taken on a big cult following, cutting through the shit with fine humour in his anti-folk/folk-punk way. Check out the pointed 'Alexa'.

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

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    Therapy? are set to kick of their 5-date Irish tour by playing their first Nerve Centre performance in 10 years on March 20, as they approach their 30th anniversary, and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

    Tickets are available from the Nerve Centre. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns to live performance, playing the Button Factory on March 21.

    This show comes in support of his third album, which promises to delve further into the electronics hinted at on his recent EP. Check out 'Gratitude'.

     Tickets cost €17.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Beans On Toast

    Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Celebrating the release of his 10th studio album in as many years, Beans On Toast plays the Academy 2 on March 21.

    Called A Bird In The Hand, it was recorded with Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, who produced his debut. One of the UK's finest lyricists, he's taken on a big cult following, cutting through the shit with fine humour in his anti-folk/folk-punk way. Check out the pointed 'Alexa'.

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

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Therapy? play Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 21 as they play a 5-date Irish tour ahead of their 30th anniversary and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

  • 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

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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

    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.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Therapy? play Dolans Limerick on March 22 as part of a 5-date Irish tour ahead of their 30th anniversary and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Molly Sterling

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Dublin-based alt. pop singer-songwriter Molly Sterling  has announced her biggest headline show to date, upstairs at Whelan's on March 22. She's set to have a huge 2019 - check her in session here.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €12.75. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns to live performance, playing Cork's Cyprus Avenue on March 22.

    This show comes in support of his third album, which promises to delve further into the electronics hinted at on his recent EP. Check out 'Gratitude'.

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

  • 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. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Sharon Van Etten

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new LP Remind Me Tomorrow on Jagjaguwar, Sharon Van Etten plays March 23.

    She's had a wild year, appearing on Twin Peaks & the OA, scoring Katherine Dieckmann's Strange Weather, and her new album follows the hugely acclaimed 2014 album Are We There. Check out 'Comeback Girl'.

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

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Therapy? play Cork's Cyprus Avenue on March 23 as part of a 5-date Irish tour ahead of their 30th anniversary and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Wild Youth

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Dublin indie-pop act Wild Youth make their biggest headline appearance to date at the Olympia on March 23 as they write their debut album.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18.50.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Slomatics & 7.5 Tonnes of Beard

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    In their first show of 2019, Belfast's premier heft titans Slomatics, headline Voodoo on March 23. Following 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 DoomThey'll be fresh out of the studio, so new material may surface - but make sure you get acquainted.

    Supporting are sludge outfit 7.5 Tonnes of Beard - check out 'A Warning To God'.

    Admission costs £7 and doors open at 6.30pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Toucan

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Conor Clancy-led funk-pop act Toucan headline The Grand Social on March 23 in what'll be an irresistable night of feelgood grooves.

    The ten-piece band have went from strength to strength since the release of their debut EP, packing shows across Ireland and becoming one of the country's bona fide institutions. Watch the video for 'We Fell For Miles'.

    Tickets cost €18.95 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 

  • 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.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns to Belfast, playing the Empire on March 24.

    This show comes in support of his third album, which promises to delve further into the electronics hinted at on his recent EP. Check out 'Gratitude'.

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

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    The Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    As part of a five-date Irish tour, Therapy? are set to play Dundalk's Spirit Store on March 24.

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

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Daoirí Farrell

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Dublin-born traditional singer & bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is set to play The Duncairn Arts Centre on March 24.

    Originally working as an electrician, Farrell dropped everything after seeing Christy Moore perform, as he went on to become one of Ireland's most vital singers in recent years. He won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Newcomer & Traditional Track after the release of LP True Born Irishman. Watch him perform 'The Mickey Dam'.

    Tickets cost £14 - or £10 for concessions - from Moving On Music. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Alex Zhang Hungtai [Dirty Beaches] & Senior Infants

    Plug'd Records

    Cork

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     Los Angeles-based avant-garde musician Alex Zhang Hungtai performs at Plug'd Records on March 24. 

    Formerly known as Dirty Beaches, he's grown in maturity and stature as an artist in the years since Beaches' breakthrough Badlands in 2011. Adept at performing meditative piano, or violent free jazz, he's even popped up in an episode of the third season of Twin Peaks. 

    The concept of 2018 album Divine Weight, derives from Zhang’s “failed” attempts of saxophone compositions and recordings accumulated over the last 3 years. In his words, "From there it became the actual stem tracks that were heavily digitally disfigured until it no longer resembled the sound of saxophones. Like dreams, visions often come to us without us having the capability to measure or understand fully what they mean. Similar to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Psychomagic, dreams and visions take on the roles of witnesses inside the uncharted labyrinth of the personal sub-conscious. To witness, is to believe. To believe, is to project a certain reality onto the external world. The projection then, has nothing to do with reality. Perhaps it’s where dreams go, after it dies."

    Supporting are Cork experimental electronic duo Senior Infants.

    Admission costs €12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019

    The Cinematic Orchestra

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Back with their first Irish show in 12 years, The Cinematic Orchestra play Vicar Street on March 25 following the release of their first album in as long.

    The electronic nu jazz outfit released their debut album Motion, in 1999, followed by a series of soundtracks & remixes, including a rescoring classic Soviet documentary Man With A Movie Classic. Fourth studio LP To Believe is out via Ninja Tune - check out 'A Caged Bird/Limitations of Life', featuring Roots Manuva.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €34.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019

    The Internet

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising Burbank five piece The Internet play the Olympia on March 26, supporting the release of new album Hive Mind.

    The album was written & produced by the band, following up on their acclaimed third album Ego Death - check out 'Roll (Burbank Funk)', blending funk, soul, R&B, pop and hip-hop like they so effortlessly do in their role as the hottest prospects in urban contemporary music.

    Tickets cost €29.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    John Grant

    University Concert Hall

    Limerick

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    Art-pop & nu-disco master John Grant performs at Limerick University Concert Hall on March 27 following his excellent latest album, Love Is Magic, just the next in line in a string of acclaimed, enchanting records.

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

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

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019

    Sundara Karma

    The Academy

    Belfast

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    Madcap indie quartet Sundara Karma play The Academy on March 28.

    Reminsiscent of a broad range of fizzing indie like The Maccabees and Arcade Fire, with some disco for good measure. The Reading-based band formed in 2014, with their second album Ulfilas' Alphabet out now. Watch the video for 'One Last Night On This Earth'.

    Tickets cost €26.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Cork Sound Fair

    St. Peter's Church & Cork City Gaol

    Cork

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    The second annual Cork Sound Fair takes place from Thursday 28th-Sunday 31st March across the city's striking settings of St Peter's Church, The Crypt at St. Luke's, The Kino, Millennium Hall, Nano Nagle Place & more. with installations and live performances.

     

    The non-profit weekender follows the successful first edition, and will feature a host of emerging & established artists working in experimental music, sound art, electronic music, field records & video art. Opening things is Cork audio-visual artist Darren Kirwan's Diaphone; Diaphane installation. Friday sees experimental hip-hop from the Japanese puroresu mask-wearing Naïve Ted, industrial beats & glittering ambient backdrops from Lighght, a tape-centred project from Mark Waldron-HeydonUnderling, an experimental digital & video composition by Eoghan HorganRachel Ní ChuinnRenata Pekowski's improvised halogen-light-centred project Mare TenebrosumLast Eden by Aileen WallaceUCC Javanese Gamelan Orchestra, on their tuned bronze percussion instruments, and UCC's Sound Sound Day, a full programme of established experimental sound artists & graduates from UCC Experimental Sound Practice Masters.

    Also performing are Bliss Signal - featuring James Kelly of Wife & Altar of Plagues - CreviceDream-Cycles and Repeater.

    Tickets are available from Eventgen, priced €10 for the opening concert and €60 for the weekend pass.

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019

    Cherry Glazerr

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Noise-pop garage rockers Cherry Glazerr play Whelan's on March 29.

    Formed in 2013, they released a couple of albums before their 2017 breakthrough Apocalipstick. Out in February is their new LP Stuffed & Ready - listen to 'Daddi'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets & Ticketmaster, priced €18.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    Gama Bomb, Mental Deficiency, Scimitar & Thunderwolf

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The 80s thrash love-in comes to Belfast's Voodoo with a return show from Gama Bomb on March 30.

    Supporting are comedy-metal act Mental DeficiencyScimitar and Thunderwolf.

    Doors open at 6pm as it's an early show.

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    John Grant

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Art-pop & nu-disco master John Grant plays the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on March 31, following his excellent latest album, Love Is Magic, just the next in line in a string of enchanting acclaimed records.

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

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

  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Idles w/Crows

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Truly one of the most important bands of the moment, Bristol-based punk quintet Idles are set to play their first Belfast date at the Empire on April 1.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists, and its follow-up Joy As An Act of Resistance even moreso. Tackling toxic masculinity and issues of social conscience, it's an incredible album - here's 'Colossus'.

    Support comes from Crows.

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

     

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    David Gray

    The Waterfront

    Belfast

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    Ireland's adopted son David Gray is set to play Belfast's Waterfront on April 2 in the first of three dates supporting his latest album, Gold In A Brass Age.

    Out in March, it's his first album in four years and explored electronic textures & more atmospheric techniques. The multi-platinum White Ladder remains Ireland's best-selling album of all time. Check out new single 'The Sapling'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    Idles w/Crows

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Truly one of the most important bands of the moment, Bristol-based punk quintet Idles are set to return to Dublin in what will be a sellout show at Vicar Street on April 2.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists, and its follow-up Joy As An Act of Resistance even moreso. Tackling toxic masculinity and issues of social conscience, it's an incredible album - here's 'Colossus'.

    Support comes from Crows.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

     

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    Watsky

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Spoken word artist Watsky performs at The Academy on April 2.

    A product of San Francisco's spoken word poetry scene, he's been on HBO Def Poetry, NPR & the likes.

    Tickets cost €19 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's an over 14s show.

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019

    Son of the Hound Album Launch

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Rootsy singer-songwriter Son of The Hound launches his debut album Cheers, Sound, Good Luck with a show at the Limelight 2 on April 3 - which will also function as the Series 2 finale of his show, The Also Rans.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite.

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    David Gray

    Royal Theatre

    Castlebar

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    Ireland's adopted son David Gray is set to play the Royal Theatre Castlebar on April 4 supporting his latest album, Gold In A Brass Age.

    Out in March, it's his first album in four years and explored electronic textures & more atmospheric techniques. The multi-platinum White Ladder remains Ireland's best-selling album of all time. Check out new single 'The Sapling'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    David Gray

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ireland's adopted son David Gray is set to play the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on April 5 & 6 supporting his latest album, Gold In A Brass Age.

    Out in March, it's his first album in four years and explored electronic textures & more atmospheric techniques. The multi-platinum White Ladder remains Ireland's best-selling album of all time. Check out new single 'The Sapling'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €39.50.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    Dan Mangan

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Vancouver-based songwriter Dan Mangan plays The Grand Social on April 5.

    A writer for The Guardian's Arts section, and a two-time Juno Award winner, his latest album, More Or Less, brought in some major heads. Producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck, Blonde Redhead), Joey Waronker, Jason Falkner & Darrell Thorpe were involved in his first album after non-stop touring for six years. He's returned with a newfound maturity - check out 'Cold In The Summer'

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

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    The GZA

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to return to Ireland, playing Cork's Cyprus Avenue on April 5.

    He'll be performing cuts from his classic 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some new solo work & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    The GZA

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to return to Ireland, playing Galway's Roisin Dubh on April 6.

    He'll be performing cuts from his classic 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some new solo work & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen.

    Tickets cost €30 from Roisin Dubh. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019

    Easy Life

    The Workman's Club

    Belfast

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    R&B & indie hip-hop outfit Easy Life headline the Workman's Club on April 7  following a breakthrough year that featured an appearance on Jools Holland. Watch the video for 'Nightmares'. 

    Tickets cost €13 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019

    GZA

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to play the Button Factory after being upgraded from The Sugar Club on April 7.

    He'll be performing cuts from his classic 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some new solo work & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen.

    Doors open at 7.30pm

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    Glen Hansard

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    At this point effectively a resident, Glen Hansard returns to Vicar Street for the first time since December, playing April 9 & 10 as part of an extensive European tour.

    He became a national treasure for his 25 years in The Frames, then 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.

    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.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
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    13
    Apr
    2019

    The Specials

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The greatest ska band of them all, The Specials, play the Olympia from April 11-13, with the latter dates added due to demand.

    Reuniting in 2009, they've been back for a decade now, selling out & garnering acclaim at every turn, the seven-piece Coventry outfit combined the disaffection of punk with reggae in the cultural melting pot of their 70s environ. They were over within two years, but left 'Ghost Town' as a swan song. This is a must-see.

    Tickets cost €55.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Nick Olivieri w/ New Valley Wolves & Mosmo Strange

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Former QOTSA & Kyuss man, and generally dangerous human being Nick Olivieri plays Voodoo on April 11 in a solo set.

    Support comes from Dublin guitar-drum duo New Valley Wolves and Belfast-based sleazy, grunge-tinged outfit Mosmo Strange.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £15. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    All Tvvins w/Sorcha Richardson

    The National Stadium

    Dublin

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, play Dublin's National Stadium on April 13.

    Formed of former members of Dublin underground heroes Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair have taken their chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Check out 'Infinite Swim' taken from their second album, Just To Exist.

    Support comes from Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson.

    Tickets cost €27 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Glen Hansard

    St. Columb's Hall

    Derry

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    At this point effectively a resident, Glen Hansard plays Derry's St. Columb's Hall on April 13 as part of an extensive European tour.

    He became a national treasure for his 25 years in The Frames, then 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.

    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.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Yak

    Whelans

    Dublin

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    London trio Yak headline Whelan's on April 13 in their first Dublin show, following the release of second album Pursuit of Momentary Happiness. Check out the video for 'Bellyache'.

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

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Lucy Rose

    The Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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    Back with her fourth album No Words Left, English indie-folk singer-songwriter Lucy Rose is set to play Liberty Hall on April 14. Listen to 'Conversation'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
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    18
    Apr
    2019

    Dropkick Murphys

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Boston Irish folk-punks Dropkick Murphys make a return to Dublin on April 17 & 18.

    Now in their third decade together, they've released new album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, singing about the messy, bipolar world in which we live. 

    Tickets cost €32.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    Crypt of the Riff Vol. 3

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The third instalment of bi-annual metal festival Crypt of the Riff takes place at Voodoo on April 18. Headlining are Dead Witches, the latest project from Electric Wizard founder Mark Greening, following their second album Ouija. UK post-metal outfit Conjurer co-headline in the first of their four-date Irish tour. Listen to their 2018 LP, Mire.

    The bill is an eclectic and top-to-bottom showcase of the finest heavy music in Ireland, comprising Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer - check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp - the blackened sludge of Owlcrusher - their debut album is phenomenal - Lisburn stoner-doom act So Much For The Sun - check their debut album out here - Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid - check out debut album Carmina Satanae - Belfast doom act Tome, and veterans Bad Boat.

    Tickets are priced £15 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Chewing On Tinfoil w/Cherym

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Irish folk-pop-punk kings Chewing On Tinfoil return to the Workman's Club for a Really Good Friday on April 19 - listen to their 2016 album Moving The Goalposts.

    Supporting are young Derry punks Cherym, who look set to have a huge year - listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

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

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Conjurer & Bailer

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    As part of their four-date joint Irish tour, UK post-metal outfit Conjurer play Fibber Magee's on April 19. Listen to their 2018 LP, Mire.

    Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer support throughout the tour - check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Conjurer & Bailer

    Fred Zeppelin's

    Cork

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    As part of their four-date joint Irish tour, UK post-metal outfit Conjurer play Fred Zeppelin's in Cork on April 20. Listen to their 2018 LP, Mire.

    Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer support throughout the tour - check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Vulpynes

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based sludgy two piece Vulpynes headline the Academy 2 on April 20.

    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 €13.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019

    Joe Jackson

    Opera House

    Cork

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    Celebrating his four decades in music, Joe Jackson plays a pair of Irish dates, starting with the Cork Opera House on April 23.

    His twentieth album, Fool accompanies this fourth decade, made in the immediate aftermath of a tour. Beloved for his idiosyncratic voice & diverse, shapeshifting Warren Zevon/Randy Newmanesque ability - listen to new single 'Fabulously Absolute', which brings in some surprisingly angular guitar. And then listen to 'Steppin' Out'.

    Tickets cost €36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019
    Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Limmy's: Surprisingly Down to Earth and Very Funny

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    One of the most brilliant, surreal minds in comedy today Limmy, makes a journey over to launch his autobiography at The MAC on April 24 & 25.

    Following on from his Daft Wee Stories and That's Your Lot short story collections, this night will feature a night of anecdotes & chit-chat, as he introduces his first work of non-fiction, Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny . It will feature the "true stories of how this permanent tripper ended up on the telly", including an audience Q&A and book signing.

    Tickets cost £16-£18 from The MAC. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    Joe Jackson

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Celebrating his four decades in music, Joe Jackson plays a pair of Irish dates, the latter at the Olympia on April 24.

    His twentieth album, Fool accompanies this fourth decade, made in the immediate aftermath of a tour. Beloved for his idiosyncratic voice & diverse, shapeshifting Warren Zevon/Randy Newmanesque ability - listen to new single 'Fabulously Absolute', which brings in some surprisingly angular guitar. And then listen to 'Steppin' Out'.

    Tickets cost €36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    Bowling For Soup

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Classic pop-punk outfit Bowling For Soup headline the Limelight 1 on April 24. This looks to be their final tour - after 2013's 'last ever' - following ten albums, a run of noughties hits, and 25 years together.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £24. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Dr John Cooper Clarke: The Luckiest Guy Alive

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    The original people's poet, John Cooper Clarke, returns to Ireland for a pair of shows. He's set to bring his Luckiest Guy Alive book tour to the Ulster Hall on April 25.

    The poet, cultural commentator, movie star, comedian & rock star has had his imprint on everything from early post-punk to modern pop, with the Arctic Monkeys turning his 'I Wanna Be Yours' into a hit on A:M. These shows follow the release of his new book, and will blend its extracts with ponderings on modern life, gags, riffs & chat. Here's 'Chickentown'.

    Tickets are priced from £28.50 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Bowling For Soup

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Classic pop-punk outfit Bowling For Soup headline the Academy on April 25. This looks to be their final tour - after 2013's 'last ever' - following ten albums, a run of noughties hits, and 25 years together.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Terry & Gyan Riley

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Returning after a two spellbinding sellout shows together in 2018, master of minimalism, Terry Riley, performs the Sugar Club on April 25 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. In a slight variation from their dates last year, Gyan will again perform on classical & electric guitar, with Terry this time perform on baby grand piano. 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. 

    Of these shows, Terry says "Nothing I have done in this life has given me more satisfaction than improvising on these songs with Gyan. Nothing I have done can match the intuitive synchronicity we have shared many times on the stage. Gyan supplies a brilliant counterpoint to the strands and moods of these pieces always surprising me with a virtuosity that serves and energizes his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of mind and spirit than this collaboration." We can only confirm this, as our review of their 2018 performance confirms.

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

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019

    Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Idaho indie rock heroes and TTA favourites Built To Spill will make their long-awaited return to Dublin next year.

    Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Doug Martsch-fronted band’s fourth studio album, Keep It Like a Secret, the band will play Workman’s Club on Sunday, April 28th. The band last played Dublin back in 2010. Revisit our Monday Mixtape with Doug Martsch here.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €21, available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019

    Richard Ashcroft

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on April 29 in support of his latest album, Natural Rebel.

    This will be the fifth solo record for the Ivor Novello winner, each of whom's previous albums have reached top 3 chart positions. Watch the video for recent single 'Surprised By The Joy'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019

    Stella Donnelly

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising Perth singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly will play the Grand Social on April 29.

    The Wales-born artist – whose debut full-length album comes out on Secretly Canadian - check out 'Boys Will Be Boys'.

    Tickets for the show are €15.00 from Ticketmaster.

     
  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    Newton Faulkner

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner plays The Academy on May 2.

    Faulkner's debut album Hand Built By Robots was released in 2007 which saw him break out and reach number 1. He released Write It On Your Skin in 2012 and he made some history by live streaming the recording of his follow-up, Studio Zoo, for the 5 weeks it took to record in summer of 2013. He released his sixth & latest, Hit The Ground Running, in 2017, followed by a best of compilation in 2019. Watch the video for 'Hit The Ground Running'.

    Tickets are available for €30 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019
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    12
    May
    2019

    It Takes A Village

    Trabolgan

    East Cork

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    Effortlessly one of Ireland's best, and most unique festivals, It Takes A Village runs for its second edition at East Cork's Trabolgan family resort over May 10-13.

    The 121 acre site will hold 3 main stages, with pop-up gigs, a swimming pool (with wave machine), 5-a-side, a golf course, arcade, go-karts, pool parties, bowling and much, much more - all organised by Ed O'Leary & Joe Kelly of The Good Room. Check out the video of 2018's edition here.

    Expect bands, DJs, wordsmiths & MCs as well as art installations and local food producers.

    Tickets are available from uTickets, priced for a variety of 3-9 person groups, with camper van options.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    dEUS - The Ideal Crash 20th Anniversary Tour

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Belfian art-rock act dEUS celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album The Ideal Crash with a stop-off at Dublin's Academy on May 10.

    The tour accompanies a full remastering & reissue on deluxe CD & vinyl box-sets, as well as a European tour.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €42.05. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Manic Street Preachers w/Gwenno

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The Manic Street Preachers make their return to Ireland on May 12 to play the Olympia on May 12, following the release of a 20 year Collector's Edition of their fifth album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

    Released as a deluxe box set on cd & double vinyl/digital, it features remixes from Massive Attack, Mogwai & David Homes, with alternative artwork and everything else you'd want from the no. 1 giant that spawned their first chart-topping single, 'If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next'.

    Tickets cost €54.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and under 14s must be accompanied by adults.

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019

    Ed Motta

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Rio de Janeiro-based soul/jazz/funk musician Ed Motta plays the Sugar Club on May 18.

    Releasing his debut album ages 15, he's worked in every genre from jazz to Brazilian pop, making Hollywood soundtracks, and collaborating with the likes of Roy Ayers, Bo Diddley, Seu Jorge and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

    Tickets are available from the Sugar Club. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Robert Forster

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster brings his band to Dublin's Button Factory for a show on May 19 in his first full band shows in Europe in eleven years.

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

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Robert Forster

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster brings his band to Cork's Cyprus Avenue on May 20 in his first full band shows in Europe in eleven years.

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

    Tickets cost €22.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Thee Oh Sees

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Strange Victory - ever the bringers of top Belfast gigs - bring one of the world's greatest live bands, Thee Oh Sees to Belfast, to play the Limelight 2 on May 20.

    The John Dwyer-fronted garage-psych outfit have averaged about one album per year under the Oh Sees almost countless albums under various names. Check out their 21st album, 2018's increasinly proggy Smote Reverser.

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

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Thee Oh Sees

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Thee Oh Sees are set to return to Dublin at long last, playing The Button Factory on May 21.

    The John Dwyer-fronted garage-psych outfit have averaged about one album per year under the Oh Sees almost countless albums under various names. Check out their 21st album, 2018's increasinly proggy Smote Reverser.

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

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Snow Patrol w/Foy Vance, Ash & more

    Ward Park

    Bangor

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    Snow Patrol play their third annual hometown return to Ward Park on May 25, with a supporting cast of NI's most lauded past, present & future acts. 

    Studded with NI Music Prize winners, there will be performances from Foy FanceAshSOAKJealous of the BirdsBrand New FriendJC StewartThe Wood Burning SavagesKitt Philippa and Roe.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    The Wedding Present 'Bizarro' 30th Anniversary

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Quintessential '80s British indie rock outfit The Wedding Present celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their album Bizarro, playing the Academy Green Room on May 25.

    This follows up on anniversary tours for George Best and Tommy in recent years. Listen to single 'Brassneck', taken from the album.

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

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    The Wedding Present 'Bizarro' 30th Anniversary

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Quintessential '80s British indie rock outfit The Wedding Present celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their album Bizarro, playing Belfast's Empire Music Hall on May 26.

    This follows up on anniversary tours for George Best and Tommy in recent years. Listen to single 'Brassneck', taken from the album.

    Tickets cost £20, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    The Unthanks

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks perform at the Spirit Store on May 29.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and in keeping with their themed tours, this performance celebrates and explores that idea as part of a vocal trio. Every show on the tour will be recorded for a forthcoming live album. 

    Tickets are now sold out. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Soak

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    NI Music Prize winner & Mercury Prize nominee, Derry's Soak plays her biggest Dublin show to date at The Button Factory on May 30, following her sold out Grand Social in 2018.

    Still only 22, she's on Rough Trade, made Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World when her new single, 'Everybody Loves You' aired.  Her second album will be released next year.

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    The Unthanks

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks perform at Pepper Cannister Church on May 30.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and in keeping with their themed tours, this performance celebrates and explores that idea as part of a vocal trio. Every show on the tour will be recorded for a forthcoming live album. 

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
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    02
    Jun
    2019

    Vantastival

    Beaulieu House & Gardens

    Co. Louth

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    Back to celebrate its tenth anniversary festival, Vantastival takes place over the weekend of May 31-June 2 at Louth's Beaulieu House. 

    Live favourites King Kong Company headline on Saturday, with troubadour David KeenanCry Monster Cry, one of our noisy favourites Just Mustard and the reuniting Fight Gandhi.

    3-day camping costs €105, 2-day camping is €80, available from Vantastival.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    AVA Festival 2019

    Belfast

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    Returning for its fifth year to Belfast, AVA festival & conference that celebrates the current international state electronic music & digital visual arts, runs over May 31 & June 1.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    Mon
    03
    Jun
    2019

    Forbidden Fruit 2019

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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    The annual Forbidden Fruit festival returns to Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin across the Bank Holiday weekend of June 1-3.

    It will welcome SkeptaDanny BrownMura MasaElbow, First Aid KitJon HopkinsPaul KalkbrennerMaribou StateMall GrabDaniel AveryPolo & PanHomeshakeRoss from Friends and Saint Sister. More acts are to be announced.

    Day and weekend tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Snow Patrol w/The Kooks

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Following a 2018 that saw the release of new LP Wildness, and an NI Music Prize lifetime achievement for Gary Lightbody the band have announced they'll join in on the run of massive names confirmed to play Malahide Castle this summer. The band marked their return with the video for new single 'Don't Give In', and are set to play on June 7.
    Also on the bill are indie-pop outfit The Kooks.
     
    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.
  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Low Cut Connie

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Anthemic piano-led outfit Low Cut Connie play The Grand Social on June 7.

    Allegedly having already made fans of Bruce Springsteen, Obama & Nick Hornby, they've been gigging relentlessly and making waves across the pond. Watch the video for 'Beverly'.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Metallica w/Ghost & Bokassa

    Slane Castle

    Co. Meath

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    Continuing their Hardwired tour for their decent last album, Metallica are set to play Ireland's R'n'R HoF equivalent, headlining Slane Castle on June 8. Tickets will come with a free copy of Hardwired...To Self Destruct, for which each track was given a music video

    Supporting are metal's current anthemic it-boys Ghost - listen to 'Rats' from latest album Prequelle - and stoner punk act Bokassa - here's 'Walker Texas Ranger'.

    Tickets are priced from €89.50 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 2pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    The Cure

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Announced on the same day, set to take place on the same day, The Cure offer up an alternative to Slane on June 8 when they headline Malahide Castle.

    Having curated 2018's London Meltdown Festival, Robert Smith's dark, shapeshifting outfit make their long-awaited return. With an astonishing run of albums like DisintegrationPornography, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, FaithThe Head On The Door and beyond, it's a must-catch for post-punks, goths, and any husk with romantically nihilistic tendencies.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 4pm.

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019

    The Interrupters

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Ska/pop-punk outfit The Interrupters play the Limelight 1 on June 11. Having shared stages with the likes of Rancid, Blind 182 & Bad Religion, their second album, Fight The Good Fight, was produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong & Tom Lord-Alge. Check out 'She's Kerosene'.

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

  • 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.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators w/Blackberry Smoke & Screaming Eagles

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are set to play Ormeau Park on June 12 as part of what's set to be the biggest Belsonic yet.

    He most recently released Living The Dream alongside Kennedy & The Conspirators in 2018, following the hugely successful Guns N' Roses reunion shows.

    Support comes from Blackberry Smoke and Screaming Eagles.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £30.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    The Interrupters

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    The Academy hosts ska/pop-punk outfit The Interrupters on June 12. Having shared stages with the likes of Rancid, Blind 182 & Bad Religion, their second album, Fight The Good Fight, was produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong & Tom Lord-Alge. Check out 'She's Kerosene'.

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

  • 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.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Sophie Ellis Bextor

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of the most distinctive voices in British pop, Sophie Ellis-Bextor comes to Vicar Street on her Song Diaries tour.

    Accompanied with a full orchestra & band, this show will see her perform the hits, as well as songs from the canon of disco, the genre with which she's known for augmenting her pop in its breakthrough of 2001's Read My Lips. Sure listen to 'Murder On The Dancefloor'.

    Tickets cost €45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Fleetwood Mac

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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    Fleetwood Mac kick off a European tour with an open-air show at the RDS Arena on June 13.

    With Lindsay Buckingham having recently left, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks & Christine McVie make up the core band, with newcomers Mike Campbell & Neil Finn rounding it out.

    Tickets are priced from €79.50 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
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Scala & Kolacny Brothers

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Described as an 'indie rock choir', Scala & Kolacny Brothers are a unique musical proposition, and play the Olympia Theatre on June 14.

    Comprising two brothers, Steven and Stijn Kolacny alongside Scala, their all-girl choir of 15-20 singers, aged 16- 30 drawn from a pool of more than 150 singers which allows to perfectly meet the ever growing demand for concerts.

    Scala & Kolacny Brothers revisit classic rock and indie songs and reinvent them as elegiac hymns, moving from earlier solo piano accompaniment to a full band of drums, sequencers and synthesizers - here's 'Creep'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €32.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Doves, Blossoms & DMA's

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Added to the run of huge Malahide Castle shows set for summer 2019 is Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on June 16.

    This follows the release of third album, Who Built The Moon?, which came out in late 2017, following on from their hugely successful first two post-Oasis LPs. This new album comes from a creative collaboration with our very own David Holmes.

    Supporting are the recently-returned Doves, up-and-coming indie rockers Blossoms and Aussie Britpop revivalists DMA's.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €49.90. Gates open at 4pm.

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019
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    18
    Jun
    2019

    Glady Knight

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight plays the Olympia on June 17 & 18 - the latter date added due to demand.

    With the Pips - who included her brother Bubba, as well as cousins Edward Patten & William Guest - she won seven Grammies and is beloved for her Motown & Buddah hits from the 60s-80s. Here's 'Neither One Of Us'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €64.50. Doors open at 7pm

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    Stormzy

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    London-based, Ivor-winning, Glasto-headlining MC Stormzy plays Belsonic at Ormeau Park on June 20.

    Just a few years on from his debut EP Dreamers Disease, 3 years ago, his second album is on the way, which will doubtless launch him to even more stratospheric heights. Here's 'Big For Your Boots'.

    Tickets are priced £30 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Lana Del Rey

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    The voice of cinematic American pop, Lana Del Rey plays Malahide Castle on June 22 in support of fifth album Normal Fucking Rockwell - obviously an allusion to her placement in pop culture in providing some commentary on ideas of relationships & people through the filter of Americana.

    Watch the video for 10 minute single 'Venice Bitch'.

    Tickets cost €69.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Hozier w/Maggie Rogers

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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    Platinum-selling, award-winning singer-songwriter Hozier is to play Irish Independent Park, Cork on June 25 following the release of his long-awaited second album.

    He released his Nina Cried Power EP in the interim in 2018, accompanied by a completely sold out run of shows. Check out the video for recent single 'Movement'.

    Support comes from Maryland indie folk/pop artist Maggie Rogers.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and gates open at 5pm.

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019

    Hozier

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Platinum-selling, award-winning singer-songwriter Hozier is set to headline Belsonic at Ormeau Park on June 27 in his biggest Belfast show to date.

    He released his Nina Cried Power EP in the interim in 2018, accompanied by a completely sold out run of shows. This date follows the release of his long-awaited second album - check out the video for its first single 'Movement'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and gates open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Tash Sultana

    The Marquee

    Cork

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    Young Australian multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Tash Sultana plays a pair of Irish shows, the former being Live at the Marquee on July 3.

    Self-taught, she began playing at the age of 3, mastering over 15 instruments, with her Notion EP achieving a huge number of plays. Check out 'Jungle' live.

    Tickets cost €47 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Janelle Monáe

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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    Janelle Monáe will play the Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin on July 3.

    Monáe released one of the albums of 2018, Dirty Computer, back in April. Check out the video for 'Make Me Feel',

    Tickets for the show cost €54.65 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Tash Sultana

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Young Australian multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Tash Sultana plays a pair of Irish shows, the latter at Iveagh Gardens on July 4.

    Self-taught, she began playing at the age of 3, mastering over 15 instruments, with her Notion EP achieving a huge number of plays. Check out 'Jungle' live.

    Tickets cost €52 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Paul Weller

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller returns to Dublin to headline the July 4 edition of the Summer Series 2019 at Trinity College Green.

    Known for his work with The Jam, before forming The Style Council, he's often called The Modfather for his contributions to the revival of Mod culture in the '70s & '80s. His 26th album, True Meanings was broadly acclaimed - here's 'Gravity'.

    Tickets are priced at €49.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    Longitude

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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    Chance the RapperA$AP Rocky and Future are among the first names announced to play next year's Longitude, which returns to Dublin's Marlay Park from Friday June 5 to Sunday July 7.

    With more acts to be revealed, BrockhamptonRae SremmurdLil Uzi VertJuice WRLD, VersatileAminéDenzel Curry$uicideBoy$Lil BabySheck WesClairoSlowthai and Flohio were also announced.

    Weekend tickets - which are charged at €189.50 - are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    New Order

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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    New Order are set to close the Summer Series 2019 at Trinity College Green on July 7.

    Emerging from the ashes of Joy Division, their iconic synth-led sound led them to greater commercial heights. This show will be conducted by Joe Duddell, curated by Dave Haslam & Mark Beasley and are a collaboration with conceptual artist Liam Gillick.

    Tickets are priced at €60.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019

    Idles

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Truly one of the most essential bands of the moment, Bristol-based punk quintet Idles are set to return to Dublin on July 11 to play Iveagh Gardens in their biggest show to date, following a string of immediate sellouts.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists, and its follow-up Joy As An Act of Resistance was unanimously loved. Tackling toxic masculinity, nationalism and issues of social conscience, it's a genuinely unbelievable album - here's 'Colossus'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Villagers & Aldous Harding

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Conor O’Brien’s Villagers play Iveagh Gardens on July 12 as part of their summer series. The band released one of the Irish albums of 2018, The Art of Pretending to Swim, in September - watch the video for 'A Trick of the Mind'.

    Supported by Aldous Harding

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Bob Dylan & Neil Young

    Nowlan Park

    Kilkenny

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    Making their one Irish stop on one of the biggest ever co-headline tours, Bob Dylan and Neil Young headline Nowlan Park on July 14.

    These will be their first shows together since 1994, with Young bringing no doubt a cosmic voyage into his back catalogue, adeptly backed by his current band, Promise of the Real, featuring two of Willie Nelson's sons - both phenomenal musicians.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    17
    Jul
    2019
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    18
    Jul
    2019

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Tuva - a republic situation on the Mongolian-Russian border - group Huun-Huur-Tu play The Sugar Club on July 17 & 18.

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

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced €20. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019

    Garbage

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Scottish-American alt rock outfit Garbage make a much-anticipated return to Ireland, playing Iveagh Gardens on July 18.

    Formed in 1993, the Shirley Manson-fronted act were formed by drummer/master producer Butch Vig and guitarist/keyboardist Duke Erikson in Wisconsin. Always built with pop in mind, they dabble in electronica, trip-hop, Big Rock Anthems, besides their alternative/grunge backdrop. After a brief hiatus from 2007-2011, they regrouped with two new albums. Here's the classic 'I Think I'm Paranoid'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019

    All Together Now 2019

    Curraghmore Estate

    Waterford

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    The National have been confirmed to headline the second edition of Waterford festival All Together Now, which runs from August 2-4.

    This year's event will feature 16 stages that incorporate music, spoken word, poetry, plus plenty of arts & crafts. Many more announcements are set to come.

    Early tickets are priced €199.50, before going up to €208, available here

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019

    The Human League

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Returning for the first time in years, classic Sheffield synth-pop act The Human League play Custom House Square on August 9.

    Formed in the late 70s by computer programmers Ian Craig Marsh & Martyn Ware, they became the sound of the 80s electro-pop movement and influencing a countless number of huge acts today. 1981's Dare remains one of the 80s' ubiquitous, era-defining albums.

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    One of Scotland's most successful independent artists Gerry Cinnamon returns to Belfast on August 11 to play Custom House Square after his sold out Ulster Hall Show.

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

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019
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    18
    Aug
    2019

    Another Love Story 2019

    Killon Manor

    Co. Meath

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    Hands down of the country’s finest small summer festivals, the incomparably scenic and always wonderfully curated Another Love Story will return to Killon Manor in Co. Meath across August 16-18.

    Doubling up as its sixth edition, organisers have said they will “continue our commitment to delivering a festival experience at a scale that allows a sense of freedom, personality and an unparalleled attention to detail to shine through, and we want you there with us to continue the dream.”

    A self-proclaimed summer celebration of music, art, discussion, food, fun & frolics”, the festival’s line-up will be announced over the coming weeks and months.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019

    Foo Fighters

    Boucher Road Playing Fields

    Belfast

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    Six years on from making their debut at the same festival as part of their 2012 Wasting Light tour, Foo Fighters will play Belfast's Boucher Road Playing Fields for T Vital on August 19.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 4pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    Madness

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Ska legends Madness return to Belfast to play Custom House Square on August 20.

    Formed in the mid-70s, they're one of the UK's best-selling acts of all time and the most successful of the two-tone ska movement. They're currently touring best-of compilation Full House with six of their seven classic lineup members, so expect a full-scale career retrospective.

    Admission costs £30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

    Feel My Bicep: BICEP [DJ], KiNK [Live], Hammer & more

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    One of the biggest electronic outfits worldwide, the Belfast-born, London-based Bicep are set to curate a Shine for their biggest ever Feel My Bicep event on August 25 at Custom House Square.

    In 2018, the duo debuted at Coachella, played Glasto, Pitchfork, Primavera 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'.

    Techno live act KiNK performs, as does rising star Hammer, with more to be announced.

    Tickets are priced £30 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
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    23
    Sep
    2019

    Ariana Grande

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • 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
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    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €57.50.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £49.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

     

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Eddie Izzard Presents Wunderbar

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

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