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  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018

    Crowbar Presents: SYLK

    Crowbar

    Dublin

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    Brooding electro-pop duo SYLK headline Crowbar on July 17. Described as 'Massive Attack meets FKA Twigs', the fast-rising duo have played Forbidden Fruit, Body & Soul, and have a Button Factory headline show under their belt.

  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018

    Action Bronson

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Queens, New York rapper Ariyan Arslani aka Action Bronson, plays Dublin's Academy on July 18.

    Active as a hip-hop artist since 2008, he's become a reality television star with his talk show The Untitled Action Bronson Show and Viceland food show Fuck, That's Delicious. His fourth album, Blue Chips 7000, came out last year - watch 'Let Me Breathe'.

    Tickets, priced at €42.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018

    A Litany Of Failures: Ghost Office, Hot Cops (Solo), Shrug Life, Tuath, That Snaake & Junk Drawer

    Jaja Studios

    Belfast

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    As part of the launch tour for islandwide independent compilation A Litany of Failures Volume II, a Belfast leg takes place at the Art Department on July 19. Self-funded by each of its 18 artists, and available in a limited run of 180g double gatefold vinyl, it's available to order and stream here.

    The six-strong bill includes Belfast instrument-swapping indie-psych quartet Junk Drawer - check out For The Cult Fat Guy - the most lyrically astute band around, Shrug Life - check out their debut album ¯​​\​​_​​(​​ツ​​)​​_​​/​​¯ - Dublin noisenik post-punks That Snaake, a rare solo set from Hot Cops, indie post-punks Ghost Office, and Letterkenny psych/trip-hop act Tuath - listen to their Youth EP.

    Admission costs £7 - or £20 for record & admission. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018

    Nialler9 Presents: The Murder Capital, Silverbacks & Girlfriend

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Nialler9 hosts a three-strong bill at The Sound House on July 19 as part of Dublin Quays Festival. Headlining are post-punk quintet The Murder Capital whose stark realism centres around themes of 'grief, lust and despair'. Check them out live

    Post-punk indie rock act Silverbacks play - watch the video for their excellent new single 'Dunkirk' - as well as the excellent young four piece indie rock outfit Girlfriend - listen to 'Don't Come To My Funeral'.

    Admission is completely free and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018

    Death In Vegas

    District 8 @ Tivoli

    Dublin

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    In support of the release of new single 'Honey', Death In Vegas have announced a show at The Tivoli's District 8 for promoters Selective Memory & Hidden Agenda on July 20.

    The electronic neo-psychedelic act formed in 1994, evolving from live rock to minimal techno and back. This single is their first release since 2016 and second collaboration with Sasha Grey. 

    Tickets, priced €27.50, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018

    Coaster: New Pagans, Catalan, Beauty Sleep, Joshua Burnside & more

    Atlantic Bar & Babushka Cafe

    Portrush

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    Hosted by Ewen Friers' CATALAN!New Pagans, NI Music Prize-winning alt-folk artist Joshua Burnside, Belfast dream-pop trio Beauty Sleep are amongst the names set to play the inaugural Coaster in Portrush on July 20. 

    A self-proclaimed "summer gathering on the North Coast celebrating local music", the event will take place at the Atlantic Bar and Babushka. The lineup is rounded out by Rory Friers's Thrash Hat, indie-folk artist Brash Isaac, fast-rising Derry pop-punks CherymDugoutFerals, progressive traditional outfit - featuring ASIWYFA & some extended family - Sons of Burlap, GnarkatsReevah, and DANI with ourselves on DJing duties and more to be announced.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £11.

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018

    Topia Present: Chris Hanna, Brien & Topia DJs

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Belfast club night Topia returns to the Menagerie on July 20 for a midsummer party featuring the well-established nightshapers Chris Hanna and Brién, as well as Topia DJs.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    New Pagans, Catalan & Sister Ghost

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Belfast post-punk/alt. rock outfit New Pagans - who feature Fighting With Wire/Jetplane Landing's Cahir O'Doherty & Girls Names' Claire Miskimmin - headline the Empire on July 21. 

    Supporting is former Axis Of bassist/vocalist Ewen Friers' insurgent punk-pop outfit CATALAN and Shannon O'Neill's garage alt. rock quartet Sister Ghost - watch the video for recent single, 'The Final Grrrl'.

    Tickets cost £7 from Ticketmaster, or at the Empire. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    A Litany Of Failures: Any Joy, The Sunshine Factory & Nervvs

    The Roundy

    Cork

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    As part of the launch tour for islandwide independent compilation A Litany of Failures Volume II, a Cork leg is set to be hosted by Alliance Promotions, and held at the Roundy on July 21. Self-funded by each of its 18 artists, and available in a limited run of 180g double gatefold vinyl, it's available to order and stream here.

    The night will be headlined by psych-infused indie rock act Any Joy - listen to debut album Cycles - with Cork psych outfit The Sunshine Factory - read some about them here - and Dublin garage-noise pair Nervvs opening on their first trip to Cork - check out A Mixtape of Love Vol. 1.

    Admission costs €7, and vinyl will be available at the show. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    Lamon/Bailey/Wall vs Autre Monde - The Real Final

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Two of Dublin’s most World Cup obsessed bands are teaming for a night that will rival in drama and skill whatever corporate bunfight FIFA will serve up in the Lužniki the week before.

    Lamont/Bailey/Wall arrive at this gig on the back of a successful season which culminated in the digital release of their first album BOOM! and an extremely hot gig in Anseo this past June. The end result of five years work, BOOM! is an album that explores the perpetual vicissitudes of capitalism in Dublin, but is also a record to soundtrack the best parties or Goal of the Month montages if so inclined. Listen to 'Money'.

    Crack Dublin outfit Autre Monde is a supergroup drawing star players from across the Popical Island Universe, including Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester (signed from Ginnels for €11m) on guitar, Eoghan O’Brien (year long loan from No Monster Club) on drums, and Pádraig Cooney (arrived on a free transfer from Land Lovers) on bass and not singing. One of the city’s best bands, they released a swoon-worthy self-titled EP last winter and have made vague promises about a new release this October. Check out their record here.

    Early bird tickets, priced €10, are available here. Kickoff at 8pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018

    Brightr w/H_ngm_n & Hand Models (Solo)

    Press 29

    Belfast

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    Following Drone Mansions' BYOBBQ gigs, they've relocated to a show in Cafe Press29 on Agincourt Avenue on July 22 for a headline show from acoustic emo-pop punks Brightr and Brighton duo H_ngm_n on their Irish tour.

    Gareth Murray of indie rock outfit Hand Models will support.

    Admission costs £7, it's a BYO event, and burgers (including veggie/vegan options) will be included.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    The Gaslight Anthem perform The '59 Sound

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Celebrating the tenth anniversary of their most acclaimed, breakthrough album The '59 SoundThe Gaslight Anthem play Vicar Street on July 23.

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

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    Ministry w/Chelsea Wolfe

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Chicago industrial metal pioneers Ministry play the Limelight 1 on July 23.

    Founded by Al Jourgensen in 1981, they started out as a synth-pop band before mutating over the years to become industrial's totemic figures, with their late '80s-early '90s run of albums. They've this year released fourteenth album, the topical AmeriKKKant - here's 'Antifa', taken off the LP.

    Support comes from the oneiric, gothic doom-folk singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe - here's the video for '16 Psyche' from her most recent album, Hiss Spun.

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster or Katy's Bar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018

    Ministry w/Chelsea Wolfe

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Chicago industrial metal pioneers Ministry play Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on July 24.

    Founded by Al Jourgensen in 1981, they started out as a synth-pop band before mutating over the years to become industrial's totemic figures, with their late '80s-early '90s run of albums. They've this year released fourteenth album, the topical AmeriKKKant - here's 'Antifa', taken off the LP.

    Support comes from the oneiric, gothic doom-folk singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe - here's the video for '16 Psyche' from her most recent album, Hiss Spun.

    Tickets cost €32.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018

    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    On May 11, Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat and fellow Scot, singer and guitarist RM Hubbert will release a collaborative album, Here Lies The Boy, via Rock Action.

    The release precedes live dates from the pair, who have announced a date at Dublin’s Grand Social on July 24. Special guest on the night is Glasgow singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson.

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

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    Steve Earle & The Dukes

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    One of his generation's finest songwriters, and multi-award-winning country singer-songwriter Steve Earle returns to the Limelight 1 with The Dukes on July 25.

    With some of the biggest songs & albums in country music - Guitar TownCopperhead Road...the list goes on - his rock 'n roll edge, and knack for eclecticism in the genre has elevated him beyond his Nashville-constrained contemporaries. Listen to the Wire Season 2 closer, 'I Feel Alright'.

    Tickets cost £32.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    On May 11, Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat and fellow Scot, singer and guitarist RM Hubbert will release a collaborative album, Here Lies The Boy, via Rock Action.

    The release precedes live dates from the pair, who have announced a pair of Irish dates, with the latter at Belfast's Black Box on July 25.

    Tickets cost £13.50 from The Black Box. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    We Are Scientists

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    New York power-pop duo We Are Scientists return to Cork, playing Cyprus Avenue on 25th July.

    Formed in 2000 around guitarist/vocalist Keith Murray & bassist Chris Cain, they broke through with their successful first pair of albums, With Love and Squalor and Brain Thrust Mastery. Their sixth album Megaplex has an April release.

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

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    The Flaming Lips

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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    The Flaming Lips will play this year's Galway International Arts Festivals, live at the festival big top, on July 26.

    Co-presented by Róisín Dubh and the festival, the show will be the three-time Grammy award-winning band's only Irish date of 2018.

    Tickets are priced at €49.50 from GIAF.ie.

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    The Wedding Present: 'Tommy' 30th Anniversary Show

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Quintessential '80s British indie rock outfit The Wedding Present celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their first singles compilation, Tommy at the Limelight 2 on July 26.

    Tommy compiles the band's first four singles, accompanying B-sides and BBC Radio 1 sessions, released in 1988, presenting a document of the band before outright debut George Best. Listen to 'This Boy Can Wait'.

    Tickets cost £17.50, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    Mighty MT 01: Search Party, RIR, Lonely Astronauts & SX-70

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Belfast indie rock act Search Party will play a brand new headline show in Voodoo on July 26. Check their tunes on Soundcloud.

    Coming off a handful of recent headline gigs around the island including Whelan's Dublin and The Chasin' Bull Bundoran, the band will play a hometown set alongside Lonely Astronauts, Romeo Indigo Romeo and Belfast indie outfit SX-70 - check them on Bandcamp.

    Entry cost £5 & doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Madness w/The Lightning Seeds

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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    Quintessential British ska-pop legends Madness play Galway's Festival Big Top on July 27.

    As well as the slice-of-life Britishness that's seen them effectively capture parts of the nation's culture and teenage working class life for decades - 'Our House', 'Baggy Trousers'. 'House of Fun' - their recent material has won accolades and acclaim, so this is one not to miss even for the casual fan.

    Tickets cost €64.95 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Hot Cops, Ferals, Gnarkats & The Sea, Close By

    Foundry

    Belfast

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    Belfast slack indie rockers Hot Cops - check out the video for 'Dumbbo' - headline Foundry on July 27.

    Support comes from mathy indie rock act Ferals, Belfast indie rock quartet Gnarkats and The Sea, Close By.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    The Wedding Present: 'Tommy' 30th Anniversary Show

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Quintessential '80s British indie rock outfit The Wedding Present celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their first singles compilation, Tommy at Whelan's on July 27.

    Tommy compiles the band's first four singles, accompanying B-sides and BBC Radio 1 sessions, released in 1988, presenting a document of the band before outright debut George Best. Listen to 'This Boy Can Wait'.

    Tickets cost €23.50, available from Wav TicketsTicketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    We Are Scientists

    Sandinos

    Derry

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    New York power-pop duo We Are Scientists play Derry's Sandinos on July 27.

    Formed in 2000 around guitarist/vocalist Keith Murray & bassist Chris Cain, they broke through with their successful first pair of albums, With Love and Squalor and Brain Thrust Mastery. Their sixth album Megaplex has an April release.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £15.68. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Goodbye Mandela - The FInal Gig

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't forged a key memory in Mandela Hall since its 1986 naming, so the announcement of its closure - due to the development of the Student's Union - came as a blow to many. Fortunately, the good people of the SU have invited And So I Watch You From Afar to headline and curate its final ever bill - a genre-spanning tapestry of some of the finest and fast-rising artists from here - taking place on Friday, July 27.

    On the bill are Mojo Fury, playing their first show in years, Robocobra Quartet - who've just put out one of the albums of 2018 - singer-songwriter David C Clements, Derry electronic wizard Ryan Vail, LaFaro's Herb Magee, making his first live appearance as NI Music Prize-nominated electronic project Arvo Party, Dublin riff-rockers Bitch Falcon, Belfast-based kitchen sink indie/psych quartet Junk Drawer and Derry pop-punks Cherym, with plenty more yet to be announced.

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

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Indie Label Showcase: DIY LK - Casavettes, Van Panther & Scenes

    The Loft

    Galway

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    As part of the extensive Galway Fringe Festival proceedings, The Loft hosts a showcase of independently-championed acts from DIY LK - a community we've spoken about fondly on many occasions.

    Performing are Limerick emo/post-hardcore trio Casavettes - who are set to release their debut album next year. Check their Bandcamp for more. Experimental electronic/garage rock outfit Van Panther - check them out - shares the bill, and Tralee native PJ Galvin's mathy emo project Scenes will open things.

    Admission costs just €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Caribou

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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    Making their only Irish appearance of the year in Galway, Caribou play the Festival Big Top on July 28 as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

    Caribou is the project of Canadian musician & producer Dan Snaith - also known as Manitoba & Daphni - and dabbles in a broad range of genre exploration, incorporating electronica, folktronica, neo-psych, dream pop and a host of onerous sounds, leading to one of the richer catalogs in contemporary music. His four albums as Caribou include The Milk Of Human KindnessAndorraSwim and Our Love, also winning 2014's Essential Mix of the Year by Mixmag. 

    Tickets cost €49.50 from GIAF. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Jul
    2018

    Knockanstockan 2018

    Blessington Lakes

    Co. Wicklow

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    The first 30 acts set to play this year’s Knockanstockan have been announced.

    Set to return to Blessington Lakes in Co. Wicklow across July 28-29, the following acts – including many TTA favourites including SlouchFarah ElleYankariThe BonkSuper Silly and Paddy Hanna – make up the first line-up reveal:

    Bantum, Humans of the Sesh, ROE, JyellowL, Navá, Sim Simma Sound System, Bicurious, Akora, Chancer, The Olllam, Moon Looks On, Spudgun, Munky, Farah Elle, Deborah, Yankari, The Scratch, The Bonk, Vernon Jane, Slouch, The Hot Sprockets, Grand, Simon Bird, Ailie Blunnie, Super Silly, Wood Burning Savages, Paddy Hanna, Elaine Mai, Cúla Búla andKojaque.

    Tickets for Saturday and Sunday camping tier 2 are on sale now priced at €135.

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Madness w/The Lightning Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Quintessential British ska-pop legends Madness make an appearance at the 3Arena on July 28.

    As well as the slice-of-life Britishness that's seen them effectively capture parts of the nation's culture and teenage working class life for decades - 'Our House', 'Baggy Trousers'. 'House of Fun' - their recent material has won accolades and acclaim, so this is one not to miss even for the casual fan.

    Tickets cost €48.90 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Final Mandela Hall Shine: Annie Mac, Heidi, Jasper James, Space Dimension Controller & more

    Queen's University Students Union

    Belfast

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    It's an emotional thing to say, but as all good things must come to an end, Shine too must bid farewell to its longstanding hub, the Mandela Hall as it goes through a major period of re-development. Fortunately, it's going to be a QUB Students Union-wide final night, headlined by Radio 1 institution Annie Mac, who incidentally spent her early days studying at Queen's and partying & working at Shine.

    The bill is stacked, with sets by icon Heidi, Scottish party starter Jasper James, a live return for Space Dimension ControllerPhil KieranPsychatronSchmutzSwoose & CrombyMinimindsAlan Simms & Simon McDermott and John McIver, spread across Bar Sub and the Bunatee.

    Despite running its first show in Mandela as far back as 1995, things aren't over, as events continue at The Limelight, Custom House Square & Belfast's newest pop-up warehouse, The Telegraph Building.

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Shine, Ticketmaster & Resident Advisor, with a limited amount on sale at the SU, priced £20. Doors open at 9.30pm and last entry is at 12.30am.

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Skibunny 20th Anniversary Special

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    It's been a long time, but Skibunny holds a 20th anniversary special for charity at Voodoo on July 28. 

    Back for one night only, the pair will DJ alongside an unmissable live set from Torgas Valley Reds/Backwater.

    Spinning the very best in indie rock, hip-hop, DIY, Krautrock, folk, northern soul, electronic and everything in between, Skibunny acquired nigh on mythical status in Belfast in the early 2000s. From secret shows to well-known guest DJs, aftershows and the sweatiest of most memorable nights, it brought out the very best in Belfast – something it will do no doubt muster once more in Fountain Street at the tail-end of the month.

    Tickets for the night are priced at £7.00 and are available to buy here. All proceeds on the night will go to The Samaritans to support their on-going work providing emotional support for people who are struggling to cope. For further information go here.

  • Tue
    31
    Jul
    2018

    Crowbar Presents: Fears

    Crowbar

    Dublin

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    Constance Keane, aka Fears, is set to play Crowbar on July 31.

    She's only played a small handful of shows to date, but has attracted major attention with recent single 'h_always', written during her time in a psychiatric ward - read our interview with Constance about it here. Her live performance is audio-visual, and we strongly urge you to make it out.

  • Wed
    01
    Aug
    2018

    Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts!

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Frank Zappa's immensely talented son Dweezil comes to Vicar Street for a special Choice Cuts! show, featuring some of Frank's 'meatiest' tracks on August 1.

    For over a decade, Zappa has been playing Zappa in an attempt to deconstruct the magic of Zappa's music. He'll perform "blistering instrumental compositions spanning as many decades as time signatures, Zappa and his band will whip up doo-wop and dada accented with funk and blues then scramble back and forth through late 60’s, on through mid-70’s fan favorites, then pulsate forward into the vortex of Frank Zappa’s classical oeuvre, for a "protein enriched program designed to create new awareness of the depth and variety of my dad’s music."

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

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018

    Iron Maiden w/Killswitch Engage

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Having played Dublin’s 3Arena back in May, heavy metal overlords Iron Maiden have announced that they will play Belfast’s SSE Arena as part of their Legacy of the Beast European Tour on August 2.

    Speaking about the tour – which kicks off in Estonia in May and concludes at London’s o2 Arena on August 10 – Maiden manager Rod Smallwood said, “For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the Legacy Of The Beast name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with Eddie! I don’t want to give too much away at the moment but we’re working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show.”

    Support on the night is from Killswitch Engage

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018

    Cloud Castle Lake

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Ethereal, panoramic post-rock leaning alternative outfit Cloud Castle Lake have announced a Workman's Club headline show on August 2.

    The band's debut album Dandelion came out in 2014, and they've since recruited a young new drummer to push out their jazz & electronic tendencies on follow-up Malingerer.

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

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018

    Blue Americans & Travis Is A Tourist

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Independent label Oil Tape Records welcomes a pair of its acts to the Menagerie on August 2. With their live appearances still counting on one hand, Blue Americans - featuring former founders of More Than Conquerors - leftfield pop has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Read our feature on the band, and then watch the new video for 'Free Champagne'.

    Supporting is Travis Gilbert-fronted pop project Travis Is A Tourist - check it on Bandcamp.

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

  • Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018
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    05
    Aug
    2018

    All Together Now

    Curraghmore Estate

    County Waterford

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    The first ever All Together Now festival takes place this August bank holiday weekend at Waterford's Curraghmore Estate, and it's quite a proposition. With a diverse bill that includes music, art, theatre, comedy, spoken word an more, the top of the bill includes Fleet FoxesUnderworldRóisín MurphyMura Masa and Villagers.

    Also on there are First Aid Kit, Mogwai, Nils Frahm, Chaka Khan, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Prince's band The New Power GenerationHercules & Love AffairJimmy Cliff, Kelela, Groove Armada DJ Set, Booka Shade, Hot Chip Megamix, Jape, The Go! Team, Booka Brass, whenyoung, This Is The Kit, The Lost Brothers, Isaac Gracie and many, many more.

    Across 10 stages in Ireland's largest private estate, there's an alfresco crystal ballroom, Spiegeltent, a plethora of natural wonders and hidden gems.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €169.50.

  • Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018

    THVS, Duellists & more

    Atlantic Bar

    Portrush

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    A night of heft & riffage comes to Portrush's Atlantic Bar on August 3, headed by the noise-rock-tinged fury of THVS - listen to single 'Squid Plural'.

    Sharing the bill are Duellists.

    Admission costs £5, doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
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    05
    Aug
    2018

    Beatyard: Kamasi Washington, Orbital, Little Dragon, The Sugarhill Gang & more

    Dun Laoghaire Harbour

    Dublin

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    Although they’ve always delivered in the past, 2018's Beatyard at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is shaping up to be something rather special across the Bank Holiday Weekend of August 4 & 5.

    The festival has revealed Kamasi Washington, Little DragonThe Sugarhill GangThe SkatalitesJohn TalabotJoy OrbisonModeselektor (DJ Set)Le BoomI Am The CosmosBad Bones and Bodytonic DJs on the bill so far.

    With more acts still to be announced, see the full current line-up below. Go here to buy tickets.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018

    NI Chest, Heart & Stroke Charity Night: Blackwater Conspiracy, Pat McManus Band & More

    The Hill of the O'Neill

    Dungannon

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    In memory of Dungannon local, beloved music fan & friend Bapper Morris, a special charity show will be held at Hill of the O'Neill, featuring some key Irish rock outfits on August 4.

    Headlining are (formerly Million Dollar Reload) quartet Blackwater Conspiracy, with appearances from Mama's Boys' legend Pat McManusThe Black Skull, AC/DC tribute band Bad Boy BoogieThe Crafty CrowsSmoking GunRusty JacksKalibur and Craic Horses.

    Tickets are available from the Ranfurly Arts & Visitors Centre & Stewart's Music Shop. Doors open at 2pm and all proceeds go towards NI Chest Heart & Stroke.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018

    Baby Shakes & Protex

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    New York garage power-pop quartet Baby Shakes play Belfast's Menagerie on August 5 for Strange Victory & Sunglasses After Dark.

    Recalling 60s Motown girl groups via the Ramones, they formed in 2005 and have put out three albums and a string of singles. Watch the video for 'I'll Be Alright'.

    Supporting are legendary first wave Belfast punk/power-pop act Protex - listen to their excellent calling card 'Don't Ring Me Up'.

    Tickets cost £7 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018

    Baby Shakes & Protex

    Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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    New York garage power-pop quartet Baby Shakes play Drop Dead Twice in Dublin on August 4.

    Recalling 60s Motown girl groups via the Ramones, they formed in 2005 and have put out three albums and a string of singles. Watch the video for 'I'll Be Alright'.

    Supporting are legendary first wave Belfast punk/power-pop act Protex - listen to their excellent calling card 'Don't Ring Me Up'.

    Soft On CrimeJohnson, and Gav Icon Hodgins DJ on the night.

    Entry costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    06
    Aug
    2018

    Arcadian Field

    Bellurgan Park

    Dundalk

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    One of the most scenic, intimate music festivals in Ireland returns for its third year from August 4-6, Arcadian Field. Taking place at Bellurgan Park at the foot of the Cooley Mountains, with its the manor house woven in, just outside Drogheda, it's a celebration of all that's culturally rich in Irish music, art, spoken word, poetry, theatre, comedy, workshops & in nature.

    Confirmed for the lineup so far are prYmary colours, international project The Turbans - who blend worldwide folk traditions- Kilkenny political rapper Captain Moonlight, alt folk duo Lemoncello - in a candlelit performance in Bellurgan Park's beautiful house. Making up the rest of the bill are: Accidents In The WorkplaceALFIBalkan Alien Sound, Bernard O'Rourke, Bicurious, Blackbird & Crow, Bootlegger, Colin Hassar, Couch Crew Collective, Cua, Dashoda, Devidas Tolvaisa, Dirty Faces, Dominic Jones, Dr Mindflip, Fedr, Hatchlings, Ines Khai, Inni-K, Jinx Lennon, Junk Drawer, Just Mustard, Kayak, Italian outfit Kitchen Machine, L-arry, Lonesome George, Lowlight Gathering, Making County, Mons Olympus, Montauk Hotel, Munky, Niall McGuigan, Nix Moon, Oscar Mild, Pine The Pilcrow, Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, Rootsman Wurzel, Shamen Delly, Shrug Life, Sol Fud, Tanjier, The Mary Wallopers, The Mighty Avon Jnr, The Pox Men, The Widow D'Arcy, Third Smoke, TPM, Tuath, Twisted Sisters Varehaus.

    Tickets are available here, priced €75 until July 31, and €85 after. Gladly, it's a completely BYOB, camper van-friendly festival too.

  • Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018

    The Winter Passing w/Dugout, January & Fox Colony

    Foundry

    Belfast

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    Dublin indie/emo-pop outfit The Winter Passing play their first Belfast show in over a year at Foundry on August 5.

    Led by sibling writing duo Rob & Kate Flynn, the band have recently put out the video for 'Like Flowers Ache For Spring', taken from last year's Double Exposure EP.

    Supporting are Dugout - comprised of members of Bad Fit, Strait Laces & Hornets - pop-punks January and Fox Colony.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    06
    Aug
    2018

    We-Bloom Presents: Silverbacks & Guests

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Post-punk indie rock act Silverbacks headline the Workman's Club on August 6 for We-Bloom. Check out their new EP, Sink The Fat Moon.

    More support is to be announced.

  • Wed
    08
    Aug
    2018

    Palm Reader, Bailer & By Any Means

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Nottingham underground hardcore act Palm Reader play Voodoo on August 8 in the first of four Irish dates. Watch the video for 'Swarm', from their new album, Braille.

    Supporting are Cork metallic hardcore quartet Bailer - who are out with a new EP, check their Bandcamp - and Belfast-based hardcore outfit By Any Means.

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

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018

    Somadrone, Bed Manager, In Gloom & Cut In Blinks

    39 Gordon Street

    Belfast

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    The luxuriously layered psychedelics-inspired new album from Somadrone is one of the best things we've had the pleasure of hearing this year. It's called Wellpark Avenue, and the Irish artist returns to the North to perform in support of it at a free-entry show at 39 Gordon Street on August 9. It's available to order on a limited run of vinyl from Bandcamp.

    Supporting is singer-songwriter Bed Manager - have a listen on Soundcloud - dream pop duo In Gloom - check them on Bandcamp - and darkly ethereal electronic artist Cut In Blinks - listen on Bandcamp.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018

    Palm Reader & Bailer

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    Nottingham underground hardcore act Palm Reader play Fibber's on August 9 as part of their 4-date Irish tour. Watch the video for 'Swarm', from their new album, Braille.

    Supporting are Cork metallic hardcore quartet Bailer - who are out with a new EP, check their Bandcamp.

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018

    EastSide Arts Festival Presents: More Volume!

    Strand Arts Centre

    Belfast

    As part of their youth initiative, the EastSide Arts Festival has turned over a full slot to young people, who will be booking, organising and managing an evening of local music to show case some of the great sounds we have in Northern Ireland. They’ve rented out a full 80 seated screen, the show will run from from 7PM - 11PM at the Strand Arts Centre on August 9.

    The aim, to spread the message about local arts and the work that young people do, means that the gig will be for all ages. It's been organised with the assistance of More Volume!, a music industry and events mentoring scheme for young locals who have a hunger for working in the community and arts. EastSide Arts is an initiative by EastSide Partnership to develop, support and deliver a wide range of arts activity and creativity across east Belfast.

  • Fri
    10
    Aug
    2018

    Palm Reader & Bailer

    The Poor Relation

    Cork

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    Nottingham underground hardcore act Palm Reader play Cork's The Good Relation on August 10 as part of their 4-date Irish tour. Watch the video for 'Swarm', from their new album, Braille.

    Supporting are Cork metallic hardcore quartet Bailer - who are out with a new EP, check their Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    Palm Reader & Bailer

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Nottingham underground hardcore act Palm Reader play the Roisin Dubh on August 11 in the last of four Irish dates. Watch the video for 'Swarm', from their new album, Braille.

    Supporting are Cork metallic hardcore quartet Bailer - who are out with a new EP, check their Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    Twitch & Crilli Present: Selected AFX Works by DJ Food

    Space Theatre

    Bangor

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    The Open House Festival this year holds a Twitch & Crilli collaboration in Bangor's Space Theatre on August 11, as DJ Food brings his audio-visual tribute to Aphex Twin. 

    As a veteran DJ, he'll be playing selected gems from across his back catalogue, with live performances from Resist & SARC's KoichiPeter Brien, Crilli's Bad Operator and Twitch's Phil Lucas.

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

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    SEODA Summer Party: Fontaines DC, Pillow Queens, Slow Riot, Melts, PowPig

    Dolan's Pub

    Limerick

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    Dolan's hosts a broad bill of bands on August 11 as for their SEODA summer party. Fontaines D.C. - watch the video for their latest single, the Girl Band & Fall-esque 'Hurricane Laughter' - headline.

    The bill comprises Dublin alt. punks Pillow Queens - watch the video for 'Favourite' - anthemic indie outfit Slow RiotMelts and one of our brightest new favourites PowPig - listen to their new EP Buzz Buzz.

    Tickets cost €10 from Dolan's. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    Pianos Become The Teeth, Foxing & Kamikaze Girls

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    As part of a joint co-headline tour, post-hardcore outfit Pianos Become The Teeth and indie-emo band Foxing are set to play Whelan's on August 13.

    Support comes from art punks Kamikaze Girls.

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

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2018

    Joan As Police Woman

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Joan Wasser, aka Joan As Police Woman is to play the Black Box on August 14.

    Having played with the likes of Lou Reed, John Cale, Sparklehorse, Elton John, Antony & The Johnsons and many more, Joan released her first album - Real Life  as a singer-songwriter in 2006. She also recorded an album with Jeff Buckley's band called Black Beetle - she was his partner at the time of his death - which never saw the light of day. Her latest album, Damned Devotion came out in February - watch the video for single 'Tell Me'.

    Tickets are available for €24.50 from ShineTicketmaster and Katy's Bar.

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2018

    La Dispute (14+)

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Michigan hardcore five piece La Dispute return to Dublin for the first time in several years, playing a 14+ show at the Button Factory on August 14.

    Having formed in 2004, the quintet are renowned for their immersive live show, holding sacred the bond between amongst attendees and the band. Check them out live in All Saints Church.

    Tickets are available for €20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018

    Mosmo Strange EP Launch

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Omagh stoner-rock-tinged indie outfit Mosmo Strange play the Limelight 2 on August 15 to launch their new EP.

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

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018

    Richard Thompson

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    London folk rock icon Richard Thompson OBE plays a short Irish tour, playing Belfast's Empire Music Hall on August 15.

    Influential across the entire musical spectrum for his contributions to folk, rock and alternative music, he earned his recording chops with Fairport Convention. 

    Among his finest albums are 1974's I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight, recorded alongside his wife Linda, as well as their run of '70s albums until their split, documented on Turn Out The Lights. His hybrid picking, alternate tunings, droning techniques and preference for Stratocasters have been hallmarks of his sound over the years.

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

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018

    A Hawk and a Hacksaw

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Albuquerque folk duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw play the Workman's Club on August 15.

    On accordion is former Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes, with violinist Heather Trost. The pair are inspired by Eastern European, Turkish and Baltic folk traditions, and have released six albums to date. Watch 'I Am Not A Gambling Man' .

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

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018

    Ariel Pink

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    It’s been announced that L.A. lo-fi multi-instrumentalist maestro Ariel Marcus Rosenberg aka Ariel Pink will play Dublin’s Button Factory on August 16.

    Ariel Pink released his 11th studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, via Mexican Summer back in September last year.

    Co-promoted by Aiken and Skinny Wolves, tickets are priced €22 and available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018

    Joan As Police Woman

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Joan Wasser, aka Joan As Police Woman is set to play Whelan's on August 16.

    Having played with the likes of Lou Reed, John Cale, Sparklehorse, Elton John, Antony & The Johnsons and many more, Joan released her first album - Real Life  as a singer-songwriter in 2006. She also recorded an album with Jeff Buckley's band called Black Beetle - she was his partner at the time of his death - which never saw the light of day. Her latest album, Damned Devotion came out in February - watch the video for single 'Tell Me'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced at €24.50.

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018

    Richard Thompson

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    London folk rock icon Richard Thompson OBE plays a short Irish tour, playing Dublin's National Concert Hall on August 16.

    Influential across the entire musical spectrum for his contributions to folk, rock and alternative music, he earned his recording chops with Fairport Convention. 

    Among his finest albums are 1974's I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight, recorded alongside his wife Linda, as well as their run of '70s albums until their split, documented on Turn Out The Lights. His hybrid picking, alternate tunings, droning techniques and preference for Stratocasters have been hallmarks of his sound over the years.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, priced at €22.50.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018

    Full of Hell w/Unyielding Love

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    As part of a 3-date Irish tour, Solid Choice Industries bring avant-garde extreme, sludgy, grindcore noise outfit Full of Hell to Voodoo on August 17.

    They've been recently signed with Profound Lore records, and have penned splits with elites like The Body & Merzbow, as well as Nails. Their tapestry of d-beat fuelled crusty hardcore is truly some of the most forward thinking in metal. Listen to their collaboration with The Body - Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light.

    Support on the tour comes from experimental blackened noise-grind outfit Unyielding Love. They're objectively one of Belfast's finest live bands, regardless of genre - listen to their debut album, The Sweat of Augury.

    Tickets cost £15 from Billetto. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018

    The League of Gentlemen Live Again!

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Warped minds, rejoice! After 12 years of live inactivity, cult BBC sketch sitcom The League of Gentlemen reprises its live show after three successful comeback episodes at the end of last year, performing at the 3Arena on August 17.

    With Mark Gatiss busy with appearances in Game of Thrones and stints writing & acting in Dr Who & Sherlock, Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton have co-penned their incredibly twisted, Twilight Zone-esque blackly comedic anthology series, Inside No. 9. Ever evolving in its narrative fluidity in TV form, The League of Gentlemen began as a live show from the core writing trio over 20 years ago, with the series running from 1999-2002.

    Tickets are priced from €45 at Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
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    19
    Aug
    2018

    Another Love Story

    Killyon Manor

    Co. Meath

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    Hands down our favourite small Irish summer music festival, Another Love Story have announced the first acts set to play this year’s outing.

    Returning to Killyon Manor, Co. Meath across August 17-19, the festival – which is co-presented by Homebeat and Happenings – the following acts make up the first announcement:

    Mammal Hands, Cloud Castle Lake, The Lost Brothers, Ships, O Emperor, Mount Alaska, Somadrone, Davy Kehoe, R Kitt, Pillow Queens, Solkatt, Dowry, Joshua Burnside, Anna Mieke, Sorcha Ricahrdson, Deaf Joe, Robert John Ardiff, Nava, Roe, Inni K, The Silken Same, Sun Collective, Attention Bébé, Interskalatic, Graham Mc Sweeny, Simon O Reilly, Royal Yellow, The Glasshouse Collective performing Come On Feel The Illnois by Sufjan Stevens

    With more to be announced, DJs also include Eddie Kay, Donal Dineen’s Backstory, Little Dave, My House DJs, Bodyonic DJs and Nialler9.

    Ranging from €125.00 to €215.00, tickets are available to buy here now.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018

    Richard Thompson

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    English folk rock icon Richard Thompson OBE plays a short Irish tour, playing Cork's Live At St. Luke's on August 17 for his 13 Rivers tour, ahead of an extensive UK schedule in October & November. Recently, he celebrated Fairport Convention's 50th anniversary and released two volumes of acoustic renderings from across his repertoire.

    Influential across the entire musical spectrum for his contributions to folk, rock and alternative music, he earned his recording chops with Fairport Convention. 

    Among his finest albums are 1974's I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight, recorded alongside his wife Linda, as well as their run of '70s albums until their split, documented on Turn Out The Lights. His hybrid picking, alternate tunings, droning techniques and preference for Stratocasters have been hallmarks of his sound over the years.

    Tickets are available from uTicket, priced at €40. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    Full of Hell w/Unyielding Love

    Dolans

    Limerick

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    As part of a 3-date Irish tour, avant-garde extreme, sludgy, grindcore noise outfit Full of Hell play Limerick's Dolans on August 18.

    They've been recently signed with Profound Lore records, and have penned splits with elites like The Body & Merzbow, as well as Nails. Their tapestry of d-beat fuelled crusty hardcore is truly some of the most forward thinking in metal. Listen to their collaboration with The Body - Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light.

    Support on the tour comes from experimental blackened noise-grind outfit Unyielding Love. They're objectively one of Belfast's finest live bands, regardless of genre - listen to their debut album, The Sweat of Augury.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    The League of Gentlemen Live Again!

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Warped minds, rejoice! After 12 years of live inactivity, cult BBC sketch sitcom The League of Gentlemen reprises its live show after three successful comeback episodes at the end of last year, performing at Belfast's SSE Arena on August 18.

    With Mark Gatiss busy with appearances in Game of Thrones and stints writing & acting in Dr Who & Sherlock, Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton have co-penned their incredibly twisted, Twilight Zone-esque blackly comedic anthology series, Inside No. 9. Ever evolving in its narrative fluidity in TV form, The League of Gentlemen began as a live show from the core writing trio over 20 years ago, with the series running from 1999-2002.

    Tickets are priced from £33 at Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    The Winter Passing w/Dugout

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Dublin indie/emo-pop outfit The Winter Passing play their first Dublin show in a while at Dublin's Sound House on August 18.

    Led by sibling writing duo Rob & Kate Flynn, the band have recently put out the video for 'Like Flowers Ache For Spring', taken from last year's Double Exposure EP. They'll be trying out some new material on the final date of their first ever European tour.

    Supporting are Dugout - comprised of members of Bad Fit, Strait Laces & Hornets.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    John Grant, Open House Festival Choir & more

    Bangor Seafront

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    Adding to what's the strongest Open House Bangor lineup yet, Colorado singer-songwriter John Grant performs at the large open air Bangor Seafront venue on August 19. This follows his recent Dublin slot with Elbow, and third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, which saw Grant delve further into his fizzing electro-pop side.

    Check out the video for single, 'Disappointing', feat. Tracey Thorn.

    Tickets cost £30 from Open House. Doors open at 4pm.

  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    Full of Hell w/Unyielding Love

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    As part of a 3-date Irish tour, avant-garde extreme, sludgy, grindcore noise outfit Full of Hell play The Grand Social on August 19.

    They've been recently signed with Profound Lore records, and have penned splits with elites like The Body & Merzbow, as well as Nails. Their tapestry of d-beat fuelled crusty hardcore is truly some of the most forward thinking in metal. Listen to their collaboration with The Body - Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light.

    Support on the tour comes from experimental blackened noise-grind outfit Unyielding Love. They're objectively one of Belfast's finest live bands, regardless of genre - listen to their debut album, The Sweat of Augury.

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    Kasabian

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    One year after their cancelled their headline show minutes before hitting the stage at Belfast's Custom House Square due to alleged sickness, English lad-rockers Kasabian play August 20. Tickets from the original event can be used for this show, or a refund is available from the point of purchase.

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

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018
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    22
    Aug
    2018

    Brian Wilson

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The legendary Brian Wilson will return to Dublin to play his and the Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits live later this year. Performing alongside Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin and his band, Wilson will plays tracks spanning his 54-year career at Vicar Street on August 21 and 22.

    Wilson last played the city last year at Bord Gais Energy Theatre as part of the Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour.

    Tickets for the show are €92.50 (Steep, for sure, but come on… Brian Wilson) from Ticketmaster

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018

    Frankie Cosmos

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos plays her first Belfast show on August 21 at Voodoo.

    Formerly of Porches, she's heavily involved in the New York anti-folk scene, and into the DIY ethics of K Records. As well as the huge number of Bandcamp releases she put out under various pseudonyms from 2009 onwards, with each release she makes an songwriting & commercial forward stride. Watch the video for new single 'Apathy'.

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

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018

    Travis performs 'The Man Who'

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Majorly nostalgic indie outfit Travis return to play their 11-week no. 1 album & 3 million selling album The Man Who at Belfast's Custom House Square on August 22.

    Tickets cost £30 from Ticketmaster and the usual outlets. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018

    Brockhampton

    The Helix

    Dublin

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    San Marcos alternative hip-hop outfit Brockhampton play Dublin's Helix on August 22.

    The lo-fi aesthetic met on a Kanye West forum, and centre themselves around those oh-so-relatable themes of teenage angst - watch the video for 'Gold'. They released three albums last year in the form of the volumes of Saturation.

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018

    Frankie Cosmos w/Squarehead

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos returns to Ireland following a sold out Whelan's show in 2017, headlining Galway's Roisin Dubh on August 22.

    Formerly of Porches, she's heavily involved in the New York anti-folk scene, and into the DIY ethics of K Records. As well as the huge number of Bandcamp releases she put out under various pseudonyms from 2009 onwards, with each release she makes an songwriting & commercial forward stride. Watch the video for new single 'Apathy'.

    Tickets cost €14.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018

    I Heart Jeff Buckley

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    On the anniversary of his final show at Whelan's & the release of the endlessly enduring GraceI Heart Jeff Buckley takes place on August 22. Recruiting some of Dublin's finest musicians, Whelan's will host a gathering in tribute to the masterfully vulnerable & doubly virtuosic singer, songwriter & guitarist.

    Tickets are available from SeatAdvisor, priced €16.50.

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018

    Frankie Cosmos

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos returns following a sold out Whelan's show in 2017 to headline the Button Factory on August 23.

    Formerly of Porches, she's heavily involved in the New York anti-folk scene, and into the DIY ethics of K Records. As well as the huge number of Bandcamp releases she put out under various pseudonyms from 2009 onwards, with each release she makes an songwriting & commercial forward stride. Watch the video for new single 'Apathy'.

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

  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018

    Stiff Little Fingers w/ The Defects

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Ireland's most important punk band Stiff Little Fingers headline The Academy on August 24.

    Stiff Little Fingers are hugely responsible for enabling and encouraging a voice of dissonance against the divisions caused by the Troubles, as their near-perfect debut Inflammable Material remains one of the finest to emerge from Northern Ireland - not to mention being the first independently-released album to make the UK charts.

    Supporting are Belfast punks The Defects.

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

  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018

    Warzone Fest

    The Warzone Centre

    Belfast

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    The final Warzone Fest in the collective anarchist space takes place from August 24-26. Unfortunately the stalwart venue, which has played host to community events, gigs, pay-what-you-like vegan nights and the likes, has fallen victim to the cruel hammer of 'redevelopment'.

    A mix of punk, ska & metal will see a three night sendoff at the venue, with money going towards a new space. It's going to be BYOB as usual, with some raffles going on too.

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Public Image Ltd

    Bangor Seafront

    Bangor

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    In an astonishing coup, John Lydon's groundbreaking avant-garde post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd make their first ever appearance in Northern Ireland, playing as part of this year's Open House Festival in Bangor, in collaboration with the BBA Punk Weekender. PiL are set to play Bangor Seafront on Saturday, August 25.

    Founded by the then Johnny Rotten in 1978 as an experimental antidote to the pop establishment furure surrounding the Sex Pistols, a dub-heavy sound on debut First Issue drew - through its punk tint - noise and progressive rock by way of Jah Wobble's dense low end. With Metal Box and subsequent releases pushed their music further into the avant-garde, even recruiting Steve Vai into the mix on 1986's Album. Having been on hiatus from 1993, they reunited in 2009 reunion, leading to two albums in recent years, as well as last year's The Public Image Is Rotten documentary. 

    Tickets are priced £32, available here. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Defects & Terri Hooley

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Almost inarguably the finest classic punk bill we'll see this year sees Stiff Little Fingers headline Custom House Square in their hometown again on August 25 in their Putting The Fast In Belfast 2.

    Stiff Little Fingers are hugely responsible for enabling and encouraging a voice of dissonance against the divisions caused by the Troubles, as their near-perfect debut Inflammable Material remains one of the finest to emerge from Northern Ireland - not to mention it was the first independently-released album to make the UK charts.

    Supporting are fellow pioneering punks & gothic rock outfit The Damned, indie rock groundbreakers Buzzcocks, Belfast punks The Defects and the ineffable Terri Hooley.

    Tickets cost £30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Immortal Technique, Chino XL & Poison Pen

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Peruvian-American hip-hop artist Immortal Technique headlines the Sugar Club on August 25. The revolutionary-minded rapper emigrated to Harlem following civil war in Peru in the 80s, and his career has been one intensely powerful call-to-arms against world injustice.

    Supporting is Mensa member Bronx-based rapper Chino XL, known for his technically accomplished word play, and Poison Pen, known for breaking out through the 90s NYC freestyle-battle scene, going on to pen for GTA:LCSThe Warriors. He's a member of the N.Y. underground Stronghold Collective, featuring Immortal Technique.

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

  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018

    Public Image Ltd

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    John Lydon's groundbreaking avant-garde post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd play Vicar Street on August 26, moved up from the original venue of the Tivoli due to phenomenal demand.

    Founded by the then Johnny Rotten in 1978 as an experimental antidote to the pop establishment furure surrounding the Sex Pistols, a dub-heavy sound on debut First Issue drew - through its punk tint - noise and progressive rock by way of Jah Wobble's dense low end. With Metal Box and subsequent releases pushed their music further into the avant-garde, even recruiting Steve Vai into the mix on 1986's Album. Having been on hiatus from 1993, they reunited in 2009 reunion, leading to two albums in recent years, as well as last year's The Public Image Is Rotten documentary. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018

    The GZA Performing Liquid Swords

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to perform at the Sugar Club on August 26 & 27, due to demand.

    He'll be performing his 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some solo material & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen, with an outdoor BBQ, and chess boards for those interested. 

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

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018

    Thunderpussy

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Seattle-based recallers of rock's golden era, Thunderpussyplay The Academy on August 27.

    Watch the gargantuan video for 'Torpedo Love', from their self-titled debut album. Fuelled by the classics -  Aerosmith's Rocks, Zeppelin and the likes - they've earned plaudits from Rolling Stone & Pearl Jame's Mike McCready.

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

  • Wed
    29
    Aug
    2018

    Shannon & The Clams

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Oakland quartet Shannon & The Clams play Whelan's on August 29.

    Coming from California's College of the Arts, and the accompanying warehouse underground music scene, the outfit are now releasing fifth album Onion, produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. Listen to the 60s surf jangle of 'The Boy'.

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

  • Mon
    03
    Sep
    2018

    The Kooks

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Back with their fifth album, Let's Go SunshineThe Kooks play the Limelight 1 on September 3 just days after its release. Obviously best known for mid-noughties indie pop zeitgeist of Inside In/Inside Out, this album aims to be their creative & commercial return to greatness.

    Tickets cost £25 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018

    Ugly Kid Joe 'America's Least Wanted' 25th Anniversary w/Haggard Cat & Yellowcake

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Californian hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe play Belfast's Limelight 1 on September 4 as part of their 25th Anniversary tour for their debut LP America's Least Wanted, which they'll be playing in its entirety.

    Formed in 1990, the band were posterboys for alt metal's genre-spanning, incorporating southern, funk, rap and thrash influences into their sound. They're best known for 'Everything About You'.

    Supporting are Haggard Cat and Yellowcake.

    Tickets cost £15 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    05
    Sep
    2018

    Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings w/The Dread & The Rackets

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Garage-psych outfit Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings play the Empire on September 5. 

    The act are led by former Brian Jonestown Massacre, Out Crowd & Rebel Drones alumnus Hollywood, their blues & countrified take on psych captures the quintessence of the '90s psych revivalists. Watch the video for 'Ghost Ghost'.

    Support comes from Belfast garage rock'n'roll acts The Dreads - check them on Soundcloud - and The Rackets.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and the Empire. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Wed
    05
    Sep
    2018

    Ugly Kid Joe 'America's Least Wanted' 25th Anniversary w/Haggard Cat & Yellowcake

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Californian hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe play Whelan's on September 5 as part of their 25th Anniversary tour for their debut LP America's Least Wanted, which they'll be playing in its entirety.

    Formed in 1990, the band were posterboys for alt metal's genre-spanning, incorporating southern, funk, rap and thrash influences into their sound. They're best known for 'Everything About You'.

    Supporting are Haggard Cat and Yellowcake.

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

  • Wed
    05
    Sep
    2018

    Donnie Willow, A Burial At Sea & Punch Face Champions

    The Art Department

    Belfast

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    With NI-born members, Liverpool post-rock outfit A Burial At Sea and Donnie Willow play the Art Department on September 5 as part of their Irish tour. 

    Listen to A Burial At Sea's ...And The Sum Of Its Parts and Donnie Willow's post-hardcore on Bandcamp

    Opening are instrumental rock outfit Punch Face Champions - watch 'XII' live in Creamy Sonic Studios.

  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018

    Screaming Females

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    New Jersey DIY indie-punks Screaming Females play Dublin's Grand Social on September 6, following the release of seventh studio album All At Once.

    The band were formed in high school by bassist King Mike & one of punk's all-time greatest wailers, Marissa Paternoster, on both vocals & guitars. Watch their Lance Bangs-directed short documentary for Noisey here.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Soccer Mommy

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Having toured over the last couple of years with the likes of Mitski, Jay Som & Slowdive, young Nashville indie singer-songwriter Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, plays The Grand Social on September 7.

    Following years of self-recorded bedroom productions on Bandcamp, she grew to start playing live, getting signed and releasing a bedroom compilation Collection in 2017. Her new album, Clean, has been receiving consistently positive reviews. Watch the video for 'Your Dog'.

    Tickets cost €13.35 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Rose Tattoo & Girlschool

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Australian hard blues rockers Rose Tattoo play Belfast alongside Girlschool on September 7 as part of their RnR Anniversary Party tour.

    Rose Tattoo are famously led by Angry Anderson, and noticed a resurgence in popularity following Guns N' Roses covering of 'Nice Boys' on their Lies/Live Like a Suicide record. Formed in 1976, their early albums were produced by AC/DC production team Harry Vanda & George Young. 

    Girlschool formed during the NWOBHM scene and celebrate their fortieth year together, championed by Lemmy & Motorhead. They're the longest-running all-female rock band and their punk-tinged metal has led to an enduring legacy and cult following. Three quarters of the original '78 lineup remain in the band to this day. Here's the video for 'C'mon Let's Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar, priced £30. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Iceage

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Copenhagen noiseniks Iceage play The Workman's Club on September 7. 

    Visceral music with an intellectual & poetic prowess not normally associated with garage & punk, the band have made a massive fan of Richard Hell. Listen to 'Pain Killer', featuring Sky Ferreira, from their fourth album Beyondless.

    Tickets cost €15 from The Workman's Club.

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Marsicans

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Leeds indie outfit Marsicans play their first Irish show at Whelan's on September 7. The anthemic outfit have made the BBC Radio 1 playlist and had a crazy first 12 months - watch the video for 'Throw Ourselves In'.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018

    Quiet Lights

    Various Venues

    Cork City

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    Cork's Islander presents a weekend of music across various venues in the city, called Quiet Lights, taking place from September 7-9.  Featuring the incredible likes of Katie Kim & Radie Peat, Lisa O'Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Landless and more, check out the listings:

    FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER

     Cormac Begley – Official Opening Show
    In association with Coughlan's Live
    Friday 7th September 2018
    Coughlan's Bar, Douglas Street, Cork
    Doors: 8pm
    Price: €10 

    Landless and Saint Caoilian
    In association with Sirius Arts Centre
    Friday 7th September (w/ Saint Caoilian)
    Sirius Arts Centre, Kilgarvan, Cobh
    Doors: 8pm
    Price: €10

    Inni-K and Elaine Malone
    Friday 7th September 2018
    The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork
    Doors: 8:30pm
    SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

    Lisa O’Neill 
    In association with Coughlan's Live
    Coughlan's Bar, Douglas Street, Cork
    Doors: 7pm
    Price: €16.50

     Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh
    In association with The Good Room

    St Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork 
    Doors: 4pm
    Price: €15

    Dowry and Claudia Schwab
    The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork
    Doors: 8:30pm

    Slow Moving Clouds
    The Chapel at Griffith College
    Doors: 9pm
    Price: €12

    SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

    Ye Vagabonds
    In association with Coughlan's Live
    Coughlan's Bar, Douglas Street, Cork
    Doors: 4pm
    Price: €15

    Katie Kim and Radie Peat – Closing Concert
    The Chapel at Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork
    Doors 8pm
    Price: €20

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Rose Tattoo & Girlschool

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Australian hard blues rockers Rose Tattoo play Dublin alongside Girlschool on September 8 at Voodoo Lounge as part of their RnR Anniversary Party tour.

    Rose Tattoo are famously led by Angry Anderson, and noticed a resurgence in popularity following Guns N' Roses covering of 'Nice Boys' on their Lies/Live Like a Suicide record. Formed in 1976, their early albums were produced by AC/DC production team Harry Vanda & George Young. 

    Girlschool formed during the NWOBHM scene and celebrate their fortieth year together, championed by Lemmy & Motorhead. They're the longest-running all-female rock band and their punk-tinged metal has led to an enduring legacy and cult following. Three quarters of the original '78 lineup remain in the band to this day. Here's the video for 'C'mon Let's Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar, priced €32.50. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Shithätt & Slouch

    Sin É

    Dublin

    Ballina post-punks SHITHäTT are set to co-headline at Sin É on September 8 alongside slack alt. rock trio Slouch.. Shithätt recently released their debut EP, and check out Slouch material on Bandcamp.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018

    Titus Andronicus

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    New Jersey indie punk rock act Titus Andronicus play Whelan's on September 9.

    Debuting with the phenomenally-titled The Airing of Grievances in 2008, the New Jersey influence is strong in the band, who sonically fall in line with fellow current anthemic indie bands like Japandroids and Cloud Nothings. The latest LP, A Productive Cough, is a much more soul-baring release from singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles, moving past gut-wielding anthems and into heart and mind-capturing songs.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Whelanslive, priced at €18.

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018

    Incubus

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Multi platinum LA alt rockers Incubus play the Ulster Hall on September 10 in their first Irish show in over three years.

    Formed in 1991, they've sold over 23 million records since 1997 major debut S.C.I.E.N.C.E., and really breaking through with biggest hit, 'Drive' in 1999. Their eighth album, 8 was released last year after 6 years of quiet.

    Tickets cost £42 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018

    Heather Nova

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Bermudian singer-songwriter Heather Nova plays Whelan's on September 10.

    Growing up on a sailboat built by her father, Nova's perspective has always skewed toward wanderlust. Selling over 2 million records since her 1993 debut album, with Oyster going straight to the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Tickets cost €22 from Ticketmaster and WAV. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    Incubus

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Belfast

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    Multi platinum LA alt rockers Incubus play the latter of their first Irish dates in over three years at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on September 11.

    Formed in 1991, they've sold over 23 million records since 1997 major debut S.C.I.E.N.C.E., and really breaking through with biggest hit, 'Drive' in 1999. Their eighth album, 8 was released last year after 6 years of quiet.

    Tickets are priced from €55.70 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018

    Europe

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Anthemic stadium rockers Europe play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on September 12, having released their 11th studio album, Walk The Earth.

    Formed in 1979, they've sold over 25 million albums, for which The Final Countdown is 60% responsible. 

    Support comes from King King.

    Tickets cost €31-€36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018

    Hilary Woods

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    With the June release of her debut album, Colt, through Sacred Bones, Dublin multi-disciplinary artist Hilary Woods has announced a show at The Sugar Club on September 14.

    Her minimal composition & layered atmospherics are otherworldly, and this debut album follows, and develops upon her two prior acclaimed EPs. With the onerous, emotive doo-wop reimagining of David Lynch, and affecting multi-level artistry, Woods fits into the conversation with the likes of other truly singular contemporary genre-eschewing performers like Grouper, Julee Cruise and Jenny Hval. Listen to 'Black Rainbow', from Colt.

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018

    Clairo

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Perhaps best known for her 2017 gem ‘Pretty Girl’, Massachusetts lo-fi pop artist Claire Cottrill AKA Clairo will play Dublin’s The Academy 2 on September 16.

    The musician and singer recently dropped a six-track EP, which included a collaboration with Rejjie Snow. Watch the video for 'Pretty Girl'.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €16.85, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018

    Wooden Shjips

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Reclined space/psych rock outfit Wooden Shjips return to Belfast years after a legendarily packed out Menagerie show, playing this time at the Empire Music Hall on September 17.

    Formed in 2006 and heavily influenced by krautrock, classic spacious '60s psychedelia and the avant-garde scene that accompanied it, guitarist Ripley Johnson also plays with Moon Duo. Their fifth record, V, released in May, is doubtless another feather in a consistently enthralling cap. Watch their excellent Live at KEXP.

    Tickets are on sale from WeGotTickets.

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018

    Why?: 'Alopecia' 10th Anniversary Show

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the few acts to successfully merge hip-hop & indie rock, Why? celebrate the tenth anniversary of their most acclaimed album, 2008's Alopeciawith a show at the Button Factory on September 17.

    It's long-been a fan-adored album, going out of print in the last decade, with Lorde stealing a line on the universe's indifference to us. Incorporating  confessional, weirdo lyrics set to a backdrop of psychedelic rock, bedroom pop, folk and chamber pop.  Listen to it here.

    Tickets are priced €26 from Ticketmaster

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018
    Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    Olympia Theatre

    Dubin

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is once again set to perform at his favourite venue in the world, The Olympia Theatre, on September 18 & 19.

    He'll be bringing his current show, Larks In Transit, here after a year of polish to one of his favourite venues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €27 - if they're not already sold out.

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018

    Wooden Shjips

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Reclined space/psych rock outfit Wooden Shjips return to Dublin for U:mack, playing Whelan's on September 18.

    Formed in 2006 and heavily influenced by krautrock, classic spacious '60s psychedelia and the avant-garde scene that accompanied it, guitarist Ripley Johnson also plays with Moon Duo. Their fifth record, V, released in May, is doubtless another feather in a consistently enthralling cap. Watch their excellent Live at KEXP.

    Tickets are on sale from Tickets.ie & WAV Tickets.

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018

    Tank and the Bangas

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following an electric performance at Body & Soul, Tank and the Bangas play Vicar Street on September 18.

    Formed at an open mic night in 2011, the New Orleans outfit blend gospel, soul and spoken word with rock, funk & folk, leading to a real genre gumbo. Check their NPR Tiny Desk concert.

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

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Mulatu Astatke

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Father of ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke performs a very rare show at Vicar Street on September 19.

    Widely credited as the man who introduced vibraphone and congo drums to Ethiopian popular music, he's primary instrumental, appearing on the three known albums of instrumentals released during Ethiopia's Golden 1970s. Check him out in full concert last year here.

    Tickets cost €33.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018

    Her Name is Calla, VerseChorusVerse, Rebekah Fitch & Matt O'Reilly

    39 Gordon Street

    Belfast

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    As part of their first Irish tour, Her Name Is Calla play Belfast's 39 Gordon Street on September 20. Check out their new The Dead Rift EP, which heads off in a folkier direction than their earlier post-rock material.

    Supporting is Tony Wright, aka VerseChorusVersepop singer-songwriter Rebekah Fitch and soulful folk singer-songwriter Matt O'Reilly.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018

    Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters & Elder Druid

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    As part what's sure to be a potently hazy run of Irish tour dates, the saturated fuzz stoner rockers Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters play Ireland for the first time, kicking the tour off at Voodoo on September 20. Listen to their debut EP, Earth Hog ahead of the release of new album Come & Chutney.

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

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018

    Her Name is Calla

    The Poor Relation

    Cork

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    As part of their first Irish tour, Her Name Is Calla play Cork's Good Relation on September 21. Check out their new The Dead Rift EP, which heads off in a folkier direction than their earlier post-rock material.

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018

    Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters & Elder Druid

    Sin É

    Dublin

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    As part what's sure to be a potently hazy run of Irish tour dates, the saturated fuzz stoner rockers Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters play Ireland for the first time, playing Sin É on September 21. Listen to their debut EP, Earth Hog ahead of the release of new album Come & Chutney.

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

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018

    DJ Seinfeld, DJ Kicks & Willow

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Some of the hottest DJs going right now, DJ Seinfeld and DJ Kicks, play the Limelight for Shine on September 21, following the July release of their new compilation.

    Manchester house/techno producer Willow will open things.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, Resident AdvisorShine.net & Katy's Bar, priced from £10 in advance. Things kick off at 10pm and run on until 2.30pm.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Mitski

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets for the show are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Her Name is Calla

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters & Elder Druid

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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

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

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    The LaFontaines

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Scottish outfit The LaFontaines play McHughs Basement on September 22.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    Her Name is Calla

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters & Elder Druid

    The Poor Relation

    Cork

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

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

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018

    The LaFontaines

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018

    A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018

    Arctic Monkeys

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €31.

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    Songs: Molina - A Memorial Electric Co.

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Anna Calvi

    The Empire

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Julien Baker w/Becca Mancari

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Supporting is Becca Mancari.

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

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Anna's Anchor Album Launch w/Natures & Jacob

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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

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

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Anna Calvi

    The Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Anna's Anchor Album Launch w/Natures & Jacob

    The Underground

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Ross Noble: El Hablador

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

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

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018

    Ólafur Arnalds

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018

    Vulfpeck

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018

    Field Division

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018

    Terry Riley & Gyan Riley

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018

    Fatherson

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018

    Fatherson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Boy Azooga

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

    Check out the video for 'Jerry'.

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

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Pale Waves (14+)

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Talos

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are priced €22, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Kero Kero Bonito

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    Boy Azooga

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

    Check out the video for 'Jerry'.

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

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018

    Pale Waves

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018

    Enslaved + High On Fire

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018

    Enslaved + High On Fire

    Limelight 2

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018

    Declan Welsh and the Decadent West

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

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

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Saint Sister

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Black Peaks

    The Empire

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Lite

    Foundry

    Belfast

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

    Support is to be announced.

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

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Homebeat Presents: James Holden & The Animal Spirits

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

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

    Cork Opera House

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

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

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

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

     

     

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Black Peaks

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Lite

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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

    Support is to be announced.

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    The Slow Readers Club

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    King Kong Company

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    The Slow Readers Club

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Tom Robinson

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    John Butler Trio

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

  • Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018

    Ry Cooder

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €76 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Negative Gemini

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Low

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €30.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Dream Wife

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Jon Hopkins (Live)

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Superorganism

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Dream Wife

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Jon Hopkins

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    Teleman

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €23.50 from Ticketmaster

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

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018

    An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr. Dre's 2001

    Belfast

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

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

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Beach House

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr Dre 2001

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Woes w/Hello Casanova & Sleeping Outside

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

    Support comes from local outfits Hello Casanova and Sleeping Outside.

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

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Woes w/Hello Casanova & Sleeping Outside

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

    Support comes from local outfits Hello Casanova and Sleeping Outside.

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

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018

    Idles w/Heavy Lungs

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

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

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

     

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Bloc Party Perform 'Silent Alarm'

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    First Aid Kit w/The Staves

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

    Support comes from sibling folk rock trio The Staves.

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

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Idles w/Heavy Lungs

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

     

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Mutual Benefit

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    David Byrne w/Benjamin Clementine

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Support comes from Benjamin Clementine

    Tickets are priced from €49.50, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    Mutual Benefit

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following their incredibly well-received dates last year, Jeff Lynne's downright legendary ELO have announced shows in Ireland, playing the 3Arena on October 25.

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

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

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Following their incredibly well-received dates last year, Jeff Lynne's downright legendary ELO have announced shows in Ireland, playing the Belfast's SSE Arena on October 26.

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

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

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    John Fogerty w/Steve Miller Band

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

    Support comes from classic AOR outfit The Steve Miller Band.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    U2

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    BC Camplight

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Her's

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €15 from WAV.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Phosphorescent

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Robert Plant and The Sensation Space Shifters & Van Morrison

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Neil Hilborn w/Rudy Francisco & Sabrina Benaim

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available for €20. 

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Boy Pablo

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

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

    Connolly's

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

    Admission is free and things kick off at 11pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    The Chemical Brothers w/Stephan Bodzin & James Holroyd

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    Mac Demarco

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018

    Elder Island

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Slayer w/Lamb of God, Anthrax & Obituary

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Support comes from Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary.

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

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Johnny Marr

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Solomon Grey

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Johnny Marr

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Whenyoung

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Parquet Courts

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018

    The Decemberists

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    U2

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Talib Kweli

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Sigrid

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018

    Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats & Worriers

    Foundry

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Natalie Prass

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €17 from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Dashboard Confessional

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats & Worriers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets.

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    Pharoah Sanders Quartet

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018

    Warmduscher

    Upstairs @ Dolan's

    Limerick

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

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

    Tickets are available from Dolan's.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
    Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    U2

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Warmduscher

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Georgia Ann Muldrow

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018

    Courtney Barnett w/Laura Jean

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Emancipator Ensemble

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €47.

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Kurt Vile & The Violators

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018

    Kurt Vile & The Violators

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    Shakey Graves

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018

    Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018

    Interpol w/Nilüfer Yanya

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Accompanying the announcement of new album Marauder's release in August, post-punk outfit Interpol are set to play the Olympia Theatre on November 18.

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

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

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Shame

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Kiran Leonard

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    The Coral

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Kiran Leonard

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    The Coral

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Ailbhe Reddy

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Kiran Leonard

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018

    808INK

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018

    Boy George & Culture Club

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €49 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018

    Will Varley

    The Bowery

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    The Skids & Big Country

    The Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    Lauryn Hill

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Listen to the modern masterpiece here.

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

     
  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    Will Varley

    Foundry

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Gruff Rhys

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €23.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Duke Special

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    Gruff Rhys

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

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

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

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    TesseracT, Between The Buried And Me & Plini

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018

    Gruff Rhys

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    Snow Patrol

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

    Gregory Alan Isakov

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Snow Patrol

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

    Lily Allen

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018

    The Blades Christmas Party

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Check out their new material on Bandcamp.

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

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Scott Matthews

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

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

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Death Cab For Cutie

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets priced €33.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Ben Howard

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    The Dead South

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €20 from WAV Tickets.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Nicki Minaj & Future

    3Arena

    Dublin

    Nicki Minaj and Future

    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
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Belfast on March 22 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

    ub40

    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Belfast on March 22 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    3Arena

    Dublin

    ub40

    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Dublin on March 23 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for €49.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Blue Planet II: Live In Concert

    SSE

    Belfast

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    The gargantuan success of Blue Planet II has led to another Attenborough live in concert series, bringing a full symphony orchestra performance of music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & David Fleming to Belfast's SSE Arena on March 23.

    The concert will present a selection of visuals from the television series, highlighting some wonders on a 200 metres squared 4K ultra HD LED screen, accompanied by a music score by Bleeding Fingers Music. Check out the trailer.

    Tickets, priced from £38-£65, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    Elton John

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Elton John plays the 3Arena on June 12, 2019, as part of his gargantuan Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, after which he'll retire from road life.

    He really needs no introduction - there will be few songs in his sets even the most casual human will be unaware of. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, has sold more than 300 million records, 7 consecutive US number 1 albums, the list goes on. This tour marks 50 years of touring, and he's set to play over 300 shows across the world before astonishingly concluding in 2021. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is set to bring his current show, Larks In Transit, to Belfast after extensive touring across the world. He's set to play the SSE Arena on June 13.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    3Arena

    Dubin

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is set to bring his current show, Larks In Transit, once more back to Dublin after extensive touring. He's set to play the 3Arena on June 14.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €41.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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