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  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    Petrol Girls

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Feminist post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls play McHugh's in the first of 3 Irish dates.

    The quartet, rooted in DIY ethos, released new album Cut & Stitch in 2019, and feature members from Austria, Lithuania & the UK. Check out recent single 'Big Mouth'.

    Tickets cost £11.25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Following the May '18 release of their new album UndressThe Felice Brothers headline Belfast's Limelight 2 on January 22.

    The band take rootsy songwriting, and, informed by the political and social milieu, create a harmonious, thoughtful takes on it. Based around the writing of upstate New Yorkers Ian & James Felice, who began in 2006 with subway & sidewalk performances, they've released nine albums and backed Conor Oberst's 2017 LP, Salutations. Stream 'Poor Blind Birds'.

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

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    Petrol Girls

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Feminist post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls play Whelan's on January 22 as part of their 3-date Irish tour.

    The quartet, rooted in DIY ethos, released new album Cut & Stitch in 2019, and feature members from Austria, Lithuania & the UK. Check out recent single 'Big Mouth'.

    Tickets cost €14 from WAV TicketsTicketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    A Night For Daniel Johnston

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    To celebrate the life of cult singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, as part of Hi How Are You? Day, on what would have been Daniel's 59th birthday, Sizeable Bear hold a night of performances and DJing. 

    The night will feature performances of Daniel's songs from idiosyncratic acts Adrian CrowleyBuíJunk Drawer and more.

    Tickets cost £8.50 from Sizeable Bear, and it's a bring-your-own show. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

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    Following the May '18 release of their new album UndressThe Felice Brothers headline Whelan's on January 23.

    The band take rootsy songwriting, and, informed by the political and social milieu, create a harmonious, thoughtful takes on it. Based around the writing of upstate New Yorkers Ian & James Felice, who began in 2006 with subway & sidewalk performances, they've released nine albums and backed Conor Oberst's 2017 LP, Salutations. Stream 'Poor Blind Birds'.

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

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    Xylouris White

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, AKA Xylouris White, return to Belfast to play the Black Box on January 23 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival, courtesy of Moving On Music.

    Meeting in Melbourne back in 1990, the pair seamlessly combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling a few truths along the way. This show follows the November release of new album The Sisypheans. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

    Tickets cost £13 concession from CQAF. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020

    Tim Burgess DJ Set

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    As part of the Out To Lunch Festival in association with Howl, lead singer of The Charlatans & entrepreneur behind Tim Peaks coffee, Tim Burgess is coming to belfast Belfast for an all-out, knees-up, thigh-slapping, head-spinning, body-shaking DJ set.

    Following a year journeying across Europe’s glittering cities and UK festivals including Field Day, Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Festival No.6 and of course, Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess returns with his signature mix of Indie Disco, Electro, Acid House and Britpop. Dropping anything from New Order to Factory Floor, The Clash to De La Soul, with a rare cut here and a re-rub there, Tim works the dancefloor with the deft touch of a master.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from Ticketsolve. Things kick off at 10pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    The Teskey Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Australian blues rockers The Teskey Brothers play Whelan's on January 25. 

    Crafting their own take on the blues & soul of Motown with a Foals-esque sheen, they've recently released debut album Half Mile Harvest, which was self-recorded & produced. Watch the video for 'So Caught Up'.

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

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Jane Weaver w/Documenta

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Electronic kraut-pop artist Jane Weaver headlines Ulster Sports Club on January 25 as part of the Out to Lunch Festival.

    The English singer-songwriter, producer & label-runner is currently touring Loops In The Secret Society, which reimagines and combines elements of previous albums The Silver Globe Modern Kosmology.

    Psych outfit Documenta support - check out their recent Lady With The Ring, alongside Dr Crippens and Friends DJ set.

    Tickets cost £14 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Cassetteboy VJ Show

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Cassetteboy are a duo from Chelmsford, Essex. They re-edit footage of TV shows to make celebrities talk about sex and drugs, and are rather successful at it. They’ve released five albums including The Parker Tapes, which was widely acclaimed. They play the Black Box as part of the Out To Lunch festival on January 25.

    Their smash hit The Bloody Apprentice, in which Alan Sugar talks about sh*tting frying pans, has been watched five and a half million times. They have also tackled David Cameron, Downton AbbeyHarry Potter, and The Only Way is Essex.

    Tickets cost £12 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Xylouris White

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, AKA Xylouris White, return to Belfast to play Whelan's on January 25 for Enthusiastic Eunuch

    Meeting in Melbourne back in 1990, the pair seamlessly combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling a few truths along the way. This show follows the November release of new album The Sisypheans. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

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

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    MadDog & icebear Present: Bodycam, Tapedesk & Morbific Noxae

    The Vintage Room, The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    MadDog Promotions and icebear team up for a night of experimental music at the intimate Vintage Room of Workman's Club on January 25. Performing are Bodycamtapedesk and Morbific Noxae.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020

    James Yorkston

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Scottish folk musician, and one third of Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, James Yorkston plays the Workman's Club on January 27.

    Having released new album The Route To The Harmonium, his first in five yearsmarking a period of huge creative prolificacy - two albums with Yorkston/Thorne/Khan and his debut novel came out in the interim. Recorded almost entirely by Yorkston in his loft studio in small Scottish fishing village Cellardyke, watch the video for 'Shallow'.

    Tickets are priced €19.80 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Poet, artist & musician Robyn Hitchcock plays for Selective Memory at Whelan's on January 28.

    Since founding art rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, he's recorded over 20 albums, starred in Storefront Hitchcock by Jonathan Demme, with his later solo material blending folk & psychedelia. He also writes short stories, paints and draws cartoon strips. Check him out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €15 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    Amigo The Devil

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Murder-balladeer Amigo The Devil is set to play the Sound House on January 29. A member of the indie horror rock scene, with elements of alt. Americana, folk and punk, watch the video for 'Cocaine and Abel'.

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

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    The Wildhearts, Backyard Babies & CKY

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    A hard rock trifecta takes place at the Limelight on January 29, headlined by The Wildhearts. They've just released mini-album Diagnosis, following their first LP in a decade with the original lineup - check out 'Dislocated'.

    Sharing the bill on the UK tour are Swedish sleaze rock outfit Backyard Babies - they've recently released new album Silver and Gold - and Philly riff-rockers CKY.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    RoomTwo Presents: Yasmin Garzezi w/K9 Unit

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    As part of their birthday celebrations, Tralee DJ Yasmin Gardezi plays Pharmacia on January 29 for RoomTwo. Over the past year Yasmin has evolved her set into energetic industrial techno with inflections of acid techno and trance. 

    2019 saw Gardezi hold residencies in Cork at top clubs Dali and Cyprus Avenue, and special appearances in Dublin, Galway and Waterford. Her schedule included Life Festival, Boxed off, Yurt City, Indiependence and Mass Festival, where she shared lineups with Nina Kraviz, Dax J and Peggy Gou.

    On support, K9 UNIT return to RoomTwo.

    Tickets are priced up to €10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 10.30pm.

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020

    Daughter of Swords

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Daughter of Swords plays the Grand Social on January 30. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig started writing solo LP, Dawnbreaker in 2017 as she regrouped her other harmony-driven act Mountain Man. Watch the video for 'Shining Woman'. 

    Tickets cost €12.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020

    Rory Nellis Single Launch w/Joel Harkin

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Master songwriter Rory Nellis plays a full band gig at Voodoo on January 30 to launch his new single, 'When I Sleep'. Check him out on Bandcamp.

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

    Tickets, priced from £5 early bird, to £8, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Odd Morris

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Hyped act Odd Morris play upstairs at Whelan's on January 31.

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

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Dan Deacon

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    American singer, composer & electronic music iconoclast Dan Deacon plays Dublin's Grand Social on January 31.

    An artist with the uncanny ability to morph pop and madcap electronica, he's scored for Francis Ford Coppola, his live shows encourage a major audience interaction, and this won't be one to miss. His new album, Mystic Familiar comes out the same day - check out 'Sat By A Tree'.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Brand New Friend w/Aeons, Poetic License & Blackout Season

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Young, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play Belfast's Oh Yeah Centre on January 31 in an all-ages show for Volume Control as part of Independent Venue Week.

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

    Supporting are Aeons, alt. rockers Poetic Licence and Blackout Season.

    Tickets cost £6 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Shifting & Junk Drawer

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Dublin based trio Shifting hold a fundraiser show for their debut album - recorded in 2019, set for a Spring release - at Bello Bar on January 31.

    Influenced by the likes of My Disco, The Pixies, The Shipping News, Young Widows and Part Chimp -  the trio include members of Hands Up Who Wants To Die & No Spill Blood. Check out their debut release, a 7" split.

    Sharing the bill are instrumental-swapping Northern Irish indie-psych quartet Junk Drawer, who recently won the NI Music Prize for Best Single 2019 for the Silver Jews-recalling 'Year of the Sofa'.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Isobel Campbell

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Scottish songstress Isobel Campbell plays Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on February 1. The Glasgow-born former Belle & Sebastian singer-songwriter & cellist has just released new album There Is No Other14 years on from her last solo album outright - not including her work with Mark Lanegan. Check out the video for 'Ant Life'.

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

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Sturgill Simpson

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of his generation's most gifted alt. country songwriters, Sturgill Simpson, who has earned crossover acclaim for his 2016 masterpiece, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, returns to Vicar Street for a show on February 1 in support of new album Sound & Fury. His music has moved more into electonic rock territory, while holding onto his roots.

    A Sailor's Guide... earned a Best Country Album Grammy, as well as a nomination for Best Album, and his latest LP has an accompanying Netflix anime film, directed by Jumpei Mizusaki. Check the video for 'Sing Along'.

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

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Elkae

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising electronic soul-pop artist Laura Keane, aka Elkae, plays upstairs at Whelan's on February 1. Check out the video for 'Sold'.

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

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    High Rise | Low Rise: Part 3 Performance

    Masonic Hall, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

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    Archive-based project 'High Rise | Low Rise' is a playful, in-depth look at how modernist architecture and urban design was presented in media through the 1950s to the 1980s in Northern Ireland. Belfast Film Festival have commissioned experimental rock quartet Blue Whale and dark electronics-based artist Gross Net to provide live soundtracks to Utopian (High Rise) and Dystopian (Low Rise) archive films. Each will perform their sets at the Masonic Hall on Rosemary Street on February 1.

    Check out Gross Net's excellent 2019 second LP Gross Net Means Gross Net, and Blue Whale's debut album, Process.

    Admission costs £6.50/£4 here. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    DIY LK Presents: Extravision & Martian Subculture

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    Dublin-based post-punks Extravision play Pharmacia on February 1 in their first DIY LK show. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Local lo-fi psych weirdos Martian Subculture open the night. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Jacques Greene [Live]

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Old Fang bring Montreal-born DJ/Producer Philippe Aubin-Dionne, aka Jacques Greene to The Menagerie for a live set on February 1.

    One of dance music's most captivating acts right now, he's remixed Radiohead, produced Katy B, collaborated with designers and London's Tate Modern. He just released his second studio album Dawn Chorus, which yielded acclaim from Pitchfork and others for its repurposing of club music for outside the club, blending French house, ambience, and elements of seemingly disparate genres. Check out 'For Love'.

    Tickets are available in advance priced from £16 to £20 on the night, from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Ruby My Dear

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    With ceaseless experimentation and disregard for genre confines Ruby My Dear has been pioneering his sound for over 10 years, and plays Dublin's Sound House on February 2.

    Each release exploring deeper into his chaotic vision of rhythm, composition and melody.  The prolific breakcore producer takes elements of jazz, classical & industrial, distilling them into a heady maelstrom of breaks & outlandish arrangements. Check him out on Soundcloud

    Supporting is Le Haine, gramophone hauntrepreneu PCPKushti and The Shush.

    Tickets, priced €8.85-€13.66, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2020

    Sizeable Bear Presents: Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh are rappers from Limerick collective PX Music, both set to perform at the Black Box on February 2. Check out the video below for 'This Is My City', taken from Hazey's new LP Is Mise. Check out Citrus Fresh's 2019 EP, Smile.

    Tickets cost £8 from Sizeable Bear or £10 on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020
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    09
    Feb
    2020

    Quarter Block Party 2020

    Various Venues

    Cork

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    Quarter Block Party has announced the first wave of artists for its sixth edition, which will take over venues across Cork city from Thursday 6-Sunday 9 February.

    Shows are as follows: 

    Friday 7th February, 8.30pm
    The Bonk & Soft Focus
    Kino, Washington Street


    Saturday 8th February, 4.00pm
    Lemoncello & Maija Sofia
    Coughlans, Douglas Street

    Saturday 8th February, 9.00pm
    God Alone, Melts & Pretty Happy
    Spailpín Fánach, South Main Street 

    Saturday 8th February, 8.30pm
    Post Punk Podge & Jar Jar Jr. + more TBA
    Kino, Washington Street

    Sunday 9th February, 4.00pm
    Aoife Nessa Frances & Elaine Howley 
    Coughlans, Douglas Street

    Shows are individually priced, with options for a Bundle Pass for 3 shows priced at €25.  Tickets are available from uTicket.

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020

    Beak>

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Comprised of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Will Young (no, the better one), Bristol’s Beak> will play The Button Factory on February 6.

    Hands down one of the UK’s most consistently engaging acts, the trio have released three excellent studio albums - the most recent being 2018's phenomenal >>> - an original score, and a few EPs of Kraut-tinged mastery since forming back in 2009. Watch the video for 'Brean Down'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020

    Problem Patterns, EVA, Colour Arcadia & Alumna

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Belfast queerpunk quartet Problem Patterns headline the Empire on February 6. Listen to their excellent Gal Pals EP on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are EVA, alternative rock quintet Colour Arcadia and new 90s alt. rock-inspired quartet Alumna.

    Admission costs £3. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2020
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    08
    Feb
    2020

    Polyphia

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Virtuosic instrumental trap outfit Polyphia play the Grand Social on February 7 & 8 - the former added due to demand - following the release of new album New Levels New Devils. Watch the video for 'G.O.A.T.'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    (Sandy) Alex G

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    U.S. indie rock hero (Sandy) Alex G will play Dublin's Button Factory on February 8.

    This date follows the release of the singer, songwriter and musician's ninth album, House of Sugar, via Domino. Watch the video for 'Hope'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Algiers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Socially active post-punk/gospel quartet Algiers return to Dublin, playing Whelan's on February 8.

    Oft-described as dystopian soul, their recent input has been instilled with the principles of the Black Panther movement, challenging systematic oppression with recent collaborative audiovisual piece Can the Sub_Bass Speak? as part of web installation There Is No Year.

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

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Mango x MathMan

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    One of 2019's greatest success stories, hip-hop duo Mango x MathMan play the Roisin Dubh on February 8 as part of their Irish tour following the release of one of the Irish albums of the year in Casual Work.

    A kitchen-sink slice of Irish Life, check out lead single 'Deep Blue', featuring Lisa Hannigan.

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

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Crilli DnB Turns 14: Fracture b2b Chimpo

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Saturday, February 8 sees the celebration of fourteen years of Crilli Drum and Bass, when they debut at the Ulster Sports Club.

    The night will feature a back-2-back 3 hour set from Astrophonica head honcho Charlie Fieber, aka Fracture - whose label has been a huge influence on Crilli over the years, and from whom you can expect jungle, footwork and upfront, high-tempo bass music - and Manchester's resident Renaissance Man of Bass, Chimpo, aka John Goodwin, MC, producer, Box N Lock label head & member of Manchester collective Levels.

    Tickets are available from Ticketsource. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Brí

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based electro-folk artist Brí plays The Sound House on February 8, following the release of single 'Polite'. Check out 'Low Supply'.

    Supporting are electro-pop project Aonair and Neo M.

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

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Devil, Repent!

    Sonic Arts Research Centre

    Belfast

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    The Night Guild is a new project from singer/songwriter Pete Devlin and experimental composer James Joys (both of avant-pop band Ex-Isles). Established to make more collaborative and cross-disciplinary work, this first instalment sees the creation of a full-length, debut album named Devil, Repent! Working in collaboration with artist Alana Barton, experimental percussionist Steve Davis, renowned vocal group Landless, and many others, Devil Repent! is grand in both the scope and density of its themes.

    Held in the 48-loudspeaker-housing Sonic Lab at QUB's Sonic Arts Research Centre, where sound is projected and moves throughout the 360 degrees of the space; including above and underneath the audience. Peter and James will present Devil, Repent! with an ambitious sensory light show on Saturday 8th February in collaboration with Redbox Studios and Alana Barton.

    A limited run of 200 double LPs have been produced, which feature the work of Alana Barton. You can order when reserving your free ticket from Eventbrite or you can purchase on the night. A limited number of prints will also be available. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020

    Polyphia

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Virtuosic instrumental trap outfit Polyphia play the Empire on February 9 in the latter of two Irish dates following the release of new album New Levels New Devils. Watch the video for 'G.O.A.T.'.

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

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020
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    11
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    It's over half a decade since their Mercury-nominated last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, playing a short of Irish shows, kicking off with two shows on February 10 & 11 at Vicar Street - the latter added due to demand.

    Recorded with John Congleton, the date follows the January release of their fifth album. Watch the video for 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)'.

    Tickets cost €34.15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020

    Tenacious D

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Kyle Gass & Jack Black's comedy rock duo Tenacious D headline the 3Arena on February 10 as part of their Post-Apocalypto tour for their animated film & album - released in 2018 with the film completely hand-drawn by Black.

    Supporting are Wynchester.

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

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    It's over half a decade since their Mercury-nominated last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, playing a pair of Irish shows, with the latter at the Ulster Hall on February 12.

    Recorded with John Congleton, the date follows the January release of their fifth album. Watch the video for 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)'.

    Tickets cost £31.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail: Borders w/Stephen James Smith

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The NI Music Prize-winning project from Eoin O'Callaghan, AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan VailBorders, plays a short Irish Spring tour, stopping off at the Button Factory on February 12. Watch the video for 'My Island', which also features supporting Irish poet Stephen James Smith, who will deliver a performance.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster. Show at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Explosions In The Sky

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Texan post-rock quartet Explosions In The Sky play Vicar Street on February 13 as they tour in celebration of their twentieth anniversary.

    Formed in the Austin scene in 1999, the band were the product of an independent scene that included the likes of Lift To Experience, getting signed after their Austin-based friends The American Analog Set submitted a demo to Temporary Residence Limited. The often-triple guitar & drum crescendo masters haven't released any official studio albums since 2011, but have soundtracked a number of films in that time. They're a borderline-transcendental live show at their peak, so be sure to check them out if you can.

    Tickets cost €36.15 and are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail: Borders w/Stephen James Smith

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    The NI Music Prize-winning project from Eoin O'Callaghan, AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan VailBorders, comes to the Roisin Dubh on February 13 as part of a short Irish Spring tour. Watch the video for 'My Island', which also features supporting Irish poet Stephen James Smith, who will deliver a performance.

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Zeropunkt & The Troubles

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Free psychedelic improvised trio Zeropunkt play the Sound House on February 13 for Eat A Peach. Previously known as ¡NO!, they meld sax, synth, clarinet, flute, bass & more into a dreamlike, sometimes vivid, miasma - listen to 'Bitch Nails'.

    Also playing are modular noise & beat-driven duo The Troubles, who feature Woven Skull's Aonghus McEvoy & School Tour's Gerard Duffy.

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

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Supergrass are set to play two Irish dates as part of their forthcoming reunion tour. The Gaz Coombes-fronted Britpop legends will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on February 14.

    Band member Danny Goffey said, “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.” This comes off the back of the release of their 1994-2008 career-spanning Greatest Hits. 

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

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Black Midi

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The UK's most hyped guitar band, Black Midi, play their debut Dublin date at The Button Factory on February 14. The mathy, krauty, genre-hopping London-based quartet released their debut album Schlagenheim to a Mercury Nomination. 

    Tickets are priced €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Fionn Regan

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having just released sixth album, Cala, Bray-based songwriter Fionn Regan headlines Whelan's on February 14. The Mercury, Choice & Meteor Award-nominee, was recently made an honorary member of the Trinity College Literary Society. Check him out live in session.

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

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Mango x MathMan

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    One of 2019's greatest success stories, hip-hop duo Mango x MathMan play Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on February 14 as part of their Irish tour following the release of one of the Irish albums of the year in Casual Work.

    A kitchen-sink slice of Irish Life, check out lead single 'Deep Blue', featuring Lisa Hannigan.

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

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail: Borders w/Stephen James Smith

    The Kino

    Cork

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    The NI Music Prize-winning project from Eoin O'Callaghan, AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan VailBorders, comes to Cork's Kino on February 14 as part of a short Irish Spring tour. Watch the video for 'My Island', which also features supporting Irish poet Stephen James Smith, who will deliver a performance.

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    Black Midi w/Ill Japonia

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    The UK's most hyped guitar band, Black Midi, play the Ulster Sports Club on February 15. The mathy, krauty, genre-hopping London-based quartet released their debut album Schlagenheim to a Mercury Nomination. 

    Supporting is Bo Ningen bassist/frontwoman Taigen Kawabe, aka Ill Japonia.

    Tickets are priced £13 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    The HU

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Mongolian metal outfit The HU play the Limelight 1 on February 15 following the release of their acclaimed debut album The Gereg.

    A unique blend of heavy rock & metal with Mongolian throat singing, they've exploded online - check out 'The Great Chinggis Khaan'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £17.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    Mango x MathMan

    The Kino

    Cork

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    One of 2019's greatest success stories, hip-hop duo Mango x MathMan play the Kino, Cork on February 15 as part of their Irish tour following the release of one of the Irish albums of the year in Casual Work.

    A kitchen-sink slice of Irish Life, check out lead single 'Deep Blue', featuring Lisa Hannigan.

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020

    The Hu

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Mongolian metal outfit The Hu play the Academy on February 16 following the release of their acclaimed debut album The Gereg.

    A unique blend of heavy rock & metal with Mongolian throat singing, they've exploded online - check out 'The Great Chinggis Khaan'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020

    Kindness

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Electronic indie artist Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness plays a live show at Whelan's on February 16. Equally capable of performing as a DJ or with a live band, he's also an accomplished video director for the likes of Grizzly Bear & William Onyeabor. Most recently, Kindness released third studio album Something Like A War.

    Tickets are available from Ticketbooth, priced €20.

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Supergrass are set to play two Irish dates as part of their forthcoming reunion tour. The Gaz Coombes-fronted Britpop legends will play Belfast's Ulster Hall on February 17.

    Band member Danny Goffey said, “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.” This comes off the back of the release of their 1994-2008 career-spanning Greatest Hits. 

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

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    Steel Panther

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Comedic hair metal band Steel Panther return to Ireland once again, playing Cyprus Avenue on February 17.

    Profane, debauched, and devoid of moral compas, they were initially called Metal Skool, before changing their name and releasing debut album Feel The Steel, which featured guest spots from apt figures like Justin Hawkins, Corey Taylor & M Shadows. Their fifth album, Heavy Metal Rules is out now. 

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020

    HMLTD

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    London art-pop outfit HMLTD play Dublin's Sound House on February 18, following the release of their album West of Eden. Watch the video for 'The West Is Dead'.

    Tickets are priced €18, available from Ticketmaster.Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    Richard Dawson

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    The most singular modern English songwriter, the absolutely incredible Richard Dawson plays his biggest Belfast show yet at the Empire on February 20 with his band for Moving On Music.

    Richard Dawson has been described by The Guardian as the 'English folk equivalent of Captain Beefheart's deconstruction of the blues'. No small feat for the rootsy, imperfect, heartfelt - without ever breaking into cliché - singer-songwriter, who has gained some impressive, reputable fans in the last few years, including the likes of Stewart Lee. Check out this incredible session performance of 'Wooden Bag'. His latest album, 2020, is his most acclaimed yet, unafraid to throw pop sensibility and modern day kitchen sink commentary into the heteroglot cauldron of influences. Watch the video for 'Jogging'.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2020

    Richard Dawson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The most singular modern English songwriter, the absolutely incredible Richard Dawson performs for Enthusiastic Eunuch at Whelan's on February 21 with his band.

    Richard Dawson has been described by The Guardian as the 'English folk equivalent of Captain Beefheart's deconstruction of the blues'. No small feat for the rootsy, imperfect, heartfelt - without ever breaking into cliché - singer-songwriter, who has gained some impressive, reputable fans in the last few years, including the likes of Stewart Lee. Check out this incredible session performance of 'Wooden Bag'. His latest album, 2020, is his most acclaimed yet, unafraid to throw pop sensibility and modern day kitchen sink commentary into the heteroglot cauldron of influences. Watch the video for 'Jogging'.

    Tickets cost €18.95 from Whelans. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020

    Sprints

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Jaunty Dublin garage-punk quartet Sprints play upstairs at Whelan's on February 22. Watch the video for new single 'The Cheek'.

    Tickets cost €12.80 from WAV Tickets.

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020

    No Spill Blood & Percolator

    The Kino

    Cork

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    Two of our favourite acts on the island come together for a double-header on February 22 at Cork's The Kino.

    Set to release their second LP in 2020, doom-laden, krauty synth-metal outfit No Spill Blood play - listen to their Sargent House-released, unbelievable EP & album on Bandcamp. Psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey experimental trio Percolator also play - check out the video for single 'Freshin', and debut album Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Tickets are priced €10 from uTicket and €12 on the door. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020

    Cry Monster Cry

    Central Arts

    Waterford

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    Indie-folk outfit Cry Monster Cry are set to headline Waterford Central Arts. Dublin brothers Jamie & Richie Martin have returned with their second album, Tides. Watch the video for 'Citadel'.

    Tickets, priced €13.76, are available from Universe. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020

    The Growlers

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having been together for almost 15 years, garage rock outfit The Growlers play Dublin's Button Factory on February 25. They've moved from psychedelic tinges through to more recent forays in new wave funk on latest LP Natural Affair

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

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2020

    Franc Moody

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Hefty on the sweaty basement bassline, funk-pop quintet Franc Moody return to Dublin, playing the Button Factory on February 26.

    The London outfit has amassed quite the following over the few years, with singles like 'Dopamine' making cool the grooves of Jamiroquai in 2019.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €20.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Damien Jurado

    The Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Master songwriter Damien Jurado gives a solo performance at the Liberty Hall Theatre on February 28.

    He debuted back on Sub Pop in the mid-90's with his Motorbike and Trampoline albums, and has maintained a shockingly consistent run of records exploring the esoteric and mundane. His latest album, In the Shape of a Storm is easily his sparsest yet. Recorded over two hours on one afternoon, it features Jurado's voice & acoustic guitar, with occasional accompaniment with some Nashville guitar peppered in. Check out his recent Paste session.

    Tickets are available, priced at €25, from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    IAMDDB

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Manchester hip-hop artist IAMDDB plays her first Irish headline show - complete with full band - at the Academy Green Room on February 28, to accompany the release of her debut album.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €20.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020
    Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Other Voices Ballina

    St. Michael's Church & Various Venues

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    Other Voices returns to the gorgeous Ballina over Friday 28th & Saturday 29th February, with its main bill taking place in the 225 year old St. Michael's Church. The main lineup features ElbowSkinny Living, spoken word artist & rapper Denise Chaila & Californian singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop.

    As well as the TV-recorded church performances, over 30 free gigs will take place across the town as part of the music trail, as well as a continuation of their multi-disciplinary creative event series Ireland's Edge.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Dinosaur

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    British jazz supergroup Dinosaur play Moving On Music's Brilliant Corners Jazz festival on February 28.

    Following in the footsteps of the likes of Polar Bear and Phronesis, Dinosaur weave electric-jazz, Celtic folk melodies and north African drumming styles into a sound reminiscent of late-1960s Miles Davis. The group is led by trumpeter, synth player and composer Laura Jurd. Their 2016 debut album received a Mercury nomination, and its minimalistic, synth-pop inspired 2018 follow-up Wonder Trail. Watch the video for 'Back Foot'.

    Tickets are priced £10/£14 from Eventbrite, with a festival pass priced £50, available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Clannad - Farewell Tour

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    In their 50th Anniversary year, 15 million-plus selling folk & traditional Irish act Clannad are bowing out with a run of Irish shows, including a performance at the Waterfront Hall on February 29.

    Tickets are priced from £40, available from the Waterfront.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Blossoms

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play Cyprus Avenue on February 29, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Dave Robinson: The Stiff Records Story

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    The teenage photographer who would go on to open the first Beat Club in Ireland, and create Stiff Records, Dave Robinson holds a night of conversation at the Liberty Hall Theatre on February 29.

    He managed bands, opened a studio above the legendary Hope & Anchor pub, and signed the likes of The Damned, Motorhead, elvis Costello & more. He was president of Island Records, compiled Bob Marley's Legend, represented Rich Rubin with Def Jam Records and the list goes on.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Mango x MathMan

    39/40

    Dublin

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    One of 2019's greatest success stories, hip-hop duo Mango x MathMan play Dublin's 39/40 as part of their tour following the release of one of the Irish albums of the year in Casual Work.

    A kitchen-sink slice of Irish Life, check out lead single 'Deep Blue', featuring Lisa Hannigan.

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

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Sleater-Kinney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Five years on from their last Irish show and album, Sleater-Kinney are back with their St. Vincent-produced ninth studio album, The Centre Won’t Hold.

    Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss will stop off at Vicar Street on March 1st - watch the video for recent single 'Hurry On Home'.

    Tickets cost €33.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the Dolan's, Limerick on March 1, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

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

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Hot 8 Brass Band

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    New Orleans Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band play Dublin's Academy on March 1.

    Their old-school street brass approach has seen them shoot to huge international success with covers of classics - check out 'Ghost Town'.

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

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Editors

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Editors celebrate the release of their greatest hits collection with a show at Vicar Street on March 2. 

    The album will include 13 hits from across their 15 year career and 6 studio albums, as well as some new material. Check out the video for one of those new singles, 'Frankenstein'.

    Tickets are priced €37 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Clannad - Farewell Tour

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    In their 50th Anniversary year, 15 million-plus selling folk & traditional Irish act Clannad are bowing out with a run of Irish shows, including a performance Cork Opera House on March 2.

    Tickets are priced from €49.20, available from the Cork Opera House.

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Temples

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    English neo-psych maestros Temples will return to Dublin to play the Button Factory on March 2. The trio released one of the albums of the year in Hot Motion - watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets cost €18.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The 1975

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 return to the 3Arena on March 3 following the release of their fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release ofthird album, they've grown to become possibly the UK's biggest band - check out the video for 'People'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €46.20.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The Aristocrats

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Rock/fusion outfit The Aristocrats are set to play the Button Factory on March 3 as part of their European Tour.

    Featuring the virtuosic trio of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann, they've released several acclaimed albums blending jazz, rock, pop, metal, and at times country, in a playful, yet seriously accomplished brew. Check them out live.

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

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Alongside the release of their new album, titled The Undivided FiveA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the band play Dublin's National Concert Hall on March 3. It's the duo's first album in three years - stream their new double A-side here. Expect an ethereal, deeply immersive performance.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, priced €27.50.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play Belfast's Limelight on March 3, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

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

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    JPEGMAFIA

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    LA rapper JPEGMAFIA is set to play the Academy Green Room on March 3. His 2018 album Veteran was a huge critical hit, with All My Heroes Are Cornballs following it up with greater acclaim still for the artist, who's still just 30, has a journalism degree and spent time with the US military at 18. Check out new single 'Free The Frail (feat. Helena Deland)'.

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

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    The Bay Strikes Back: Testament, Exodus & Death Angel

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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    DME Promotions bring an incredible incredible West Coast thrash package to Dublin's National Stadium on March 4. Berkeley's Testament headline, having formed back in 1983. Selling over 14 million albums worldwide, they're one of the biggest bands of the thrash era, yet somehow overlooked by many who don't look beyond the 'Big Four'. 

    Supporting are Richmond's Exodus, who formed in 1979, releasing one of thrash metal's seminal albums in 1985 debut Bonded By BloodOpening are Death Angel from Daly City, California, who ran from 1982, and are regarded as part of thrash metal's 'Big Eight' - as are the rest of this stacked bill.

    Tickets are priced €45 from Ticketmaster & the Sound Cellar.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    First Church, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

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    Alongside the release of their new album, titled The Undivided FiveA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the band have announced an all-ages show at Rosemary Street's wonderfully intimate First Chirch on March 4. It's the duo's first in three years - stream their new double A-side here. Expect an ethereal, deeply immersive performance.

    Tickets are available from TicketWeb, priced £22.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020
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    05
    Mar
    2020

    RTÉ Concert Orchestra Perform Leonard Cohen

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    The world-class ensemble that makes up the Rté Concert Orchestra, following a well-received All Together Now performance, bring the songs of Leonard Cohen to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 4 & 5. Special guests will be Lisa HanniganMick FlannerySuzanne Savage, and Phelim Drew.

    Tickets are priced from €59.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the the Olympia Theatre on March 4, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Jon Hopkins

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    As part of his Polarity tour of 2020, Jon Hopkins will return to Ireland to play the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 6.

    Following on from his Singularity tour, shaped by his experiences with meditative and trance-like states, this tour will tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music. By going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” He'll be playing grand piano at points, and joined onstage by a group of musicians & long-time friends, including producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams, vocalist/arranger Emma Smith, and cellist Laura Moody.

    Tickets are priced €40 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Toygirl

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Dublin synth-pop outfit Toygirl play Dublin's Sound House on March 6. Check them out live.

    Tickets cost €11.80 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.3opm.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Vernon Jane Album Launch w/Bicurious

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    High octane live Dublin funk-laced act Vernon Jane headline the Academy on March 6 to launch their debut album.

    Dublin math-rock revivalists Bicurious support - watch the video for 'Sleep'.

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

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    YBN Cordae

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Young hip-hop artist YBN Cordae headlines the Academy on March 7. The hotly-tipped rapper recently performed on the Tonight Show with Anderson Paak - check it out.

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's a 14+ show.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    George

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Percussive, spiky electronic pop artist Georgia plays the Sound House on March 7. This follows the release of new LP Seeking Thrills - watch the video for 'Never Let You Go'.

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

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    Girl Band

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    In their absence over the last couple of years, Girl Band’s reputation has only grown. The Dara Kiely-fronted quartet – who, in such a short period of time, proved one of the most influential Irish guitar bands since My Bloody Valentine – are back. Following sold-out dates at Vicar Street in November, they play Cyprus Avenue on March 7.

    Watch the video for 'Shoulderblades', the first from one of 2019's finest LPs, and their second album, The Talkies.

    Tickets are available from uTicket priced €28.

     

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020

    Wiki

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Puerto Rican-Irish rapper Wiki headlines the Grand Social on March 8. A member of Secret Circle with Antwon & Lil Ugly Mane, his debut album came out in 2017, followed by Oofie in late 2019. Check out 'Eggs', produced by Madlib.

    Tickets cost €17.60 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020

    The Regrettes

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    LA indie-pop trio The Regrettes play The Academy 2 on March 12 in a 14+ show. Check out recent single 'I Dare You'.

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020
    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Ludovico Einaudi: Seven Days Walking

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Alt. classical composer Ludovico Einaudi has announced his return with dates at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on March 12 & 13.

    Gradually building his name with work on the likes of the This Is England TV series - for which he was nominated for a BAFTA - his minimalist, ambient work defies the usual trademarks of classical, although he was trained classically at the Milan Conservatorio. This date comes as part of his Seven Days Walking project, which is divided into seven episodes, each focusing on several main themes. Check out the trailer.

    Tickets are priced from €82.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Blanck Mass

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    The Stunning

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    It's thirty years since Galway's The Stunning released their debut album, Paradise In The Picture Housewhich was the first Irish debut LP to go straight to Number 1, where it remained for five weeks. Formed in 1987, the band became a household name in Ireland, before splitting in 1994 for a decade. Have a listen to 'An Empty Feeling'.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Nada Surf

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    New York alternative rock band Nada Surf play the Button Factory on March 14.

    Having formed in 1992, they're best known for 'Popular', from their 1996 debut album, and they've recently been celebrating the 20th anniversary of North 6th Street, a long-unavailable collection of early demos from their initial formation. They're currently working on their ninth studio album.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

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

    The Hub

    Kilkenny

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, starting at The Hub, for Kilkenny TradFest on March 14.

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

    Tickets cost €46.50.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020

    Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    One of the world's most celebrated fiddle players & highly influential Irish musician Martin Hayes brings the first outing of his Common Ground Ensemble to the National Concert Hall for their Perspectives series on March 14 & 15.

    Rooted in traditional Irish music, they draw in musicians cut from various cloths - improvisors, arrangers, jazz, avant-garde & contemporary classical. “Even though there’ll be plenty of space for people to develop their own parts, the larger picture will be driven by my vision for the music. We’ll be seeing what the tune wants to say and seeing how the band can support that. With years of performing I have a sense of what brings me the deepest joy and what gets to the heart of the music” says Hayes, who founded The Gloaming, and has worked with Bill Frisell, Yo-Yo Ma & Paul Simon.

    As well as Hayes, the lineup features Cormac McCarthy on piano, Kate Ellis on cello, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Brian Donnellan on bouzouki, harmonium & concertina, with special guests David Power on uileann pipes & Síle Denver as sean-nós singer & harpist.

    Tickets, priced from €27.50, are available from NCH.ie. Things begin at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Brooke Bentham

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie rock singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham headlines Whelan's on March 14. This follows the release of debut album, Everyday Nothing a week prior. Check her out playing 'Heavy and Ephemeral' live. 

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

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Blanck Mass

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Ben John Power, founder of Fuck Buttons, brings his experimental electronic project Blanck Mass to the Workman's Club on March 14.

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

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

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020

    Wolf Parade

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Canadian indie rock trio Wolf Parade play the Button Factory on March 15, having just released their first music in three years - watch the video for 'Against The Day'.

    Tickets are available, priced €23, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020

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

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020

    Mount Alaska

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Dublin's Pepper Canister Church holds a Selective Memory show headed by Mount Alaska on March 15.

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

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €15. 

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020

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

    Royal Theatre

    Castlebar

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, playing the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in Co. Mayo.

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

    Tickets cost €46.50.

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2020

    Horslips

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Johnny & Ray Fean, Jim Lockhart & Barry Devlin are Horslips, Ireland's quintessential celtic rock band. They play their first Dublin show in a few years at the Olympia, aptly enough on St. Patrick's Day.

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

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2020

    Lankum

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Cork Opera House on St. Patrick's Day 2020, following their universally-acclaimed new album, The Livelong Day.

    Combining four-part harmonies with tradition instruments that include uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordian, fiddle and guitar, the group have an incredible knack for melding traditional folk with contemporary underground influences - black metal & drone, for example - to create something truly transcendental. Their sets give and take from the peoples' songbook - listen to our Irish song of 2017, the haunting 'What Will We Do When We Have No Money?'.

    Tickets are available from Cork Opera House, priced €25.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the November release of their first album in 13 years, WhoThe Who headline the 3Arena on March 18. Drawing together themes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, music theft, spirituality and beyond, the band have renewed their creative juices and written & recorded the album over the last two years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

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

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

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

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, finishing up at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on March 19.

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

    Tickets cost £38 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

    King Krule

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    King Krule will play the Olympia Theatre on March 19. Taking place as part of his 2020 Northern American and EU tour, the English artist and multi-instrumentalist, born Archy Ivan Marshall, has just released new single/short film ‘Hey World!’.

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

     

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on March 20.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

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

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    Mick Flannery

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Award-winning, double-platinum Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery headlines the Vicar Street on March 20.

    Most recently, he released his self-titled sixth album. Check out 'Wasteland'.

    Tickets cost €34 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    Robocobra Quartet, Junk Drawer & Icebear x Olivia Furey

    Plug'd

    Cork

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    Avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet play a double-headliner in Cork's Plug'd with Belfast's Junk Drawer on March 20.

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

    Instrument-swapping Northern Irish indie-psych quartet Junk Drawer are about to release their debut album, Ready For The House. They recently won the NI Music Prize for Best Single 2019 for the Silver Jews-recalling 'Year of the Sofa'.

    Opening things is a one-off collaboration between experimental musician Icebear and sonic/visual artist Olivia Furey to finish up their Irish tour together.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play their biggest headline show to date at Vicar Street on March 21.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

    Tickets cost €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    Jackie Beverly

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Making her debut 2020 headline show, Irish indietronic/pop artist Jackie Beverly plays upstairs at Whelan's on March 21. Check out her 80s-recalling banger, 'Talk It Through'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €12.80.

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    Malaki

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Dublin hip-hop artist Malaki, still in his teens, follows his sold-out date at the Academy 2 with a Whelan's headline show on March 21.

    He burst out with spoken word epic 'Call Us By Our Names', and has fused the Dublin everyday with social critique with new EP Butterfly Boy.

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

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2020

    Danko Jones

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Canadian hard rock trio Danko Jones play Voodoo on 24th March, following the release of new album A Rock Supreme. Watch the video for 'Fists Up High'.

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

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    William Duvall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William Duvall headlines Whelan's on March 25. His solo material thus far entirely accoustic, there's an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel - check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

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

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    Princess Nokia

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising hip-hop star Princess Nokia plays Vicar Street on March 25. The New York-born, Puerto Rican MC/singer/songwriter/actress & activist has been earning global praise, being featured in everything from Vogue to Rolling Stone. Watch the video for 'Balenciaga'.

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

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    Danko Jones

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Canadian hard rock trio Danko Jones play Dublin's Grand Social on March 25, following the release of new album A Rock Supreme. Watch the video for 'Fists Up High'.

    Tickets cost €22 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2020

    Jay Som

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Dream-pop singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som is set to play the Workman's Club on March 26, following a rescheduled November date..

    The DIY bedroom pop artist & multi-instrumentalist released her debut album Everybody Works in 2017, with its follow-up out in August, Anak Ko. Check out the nostalgic wash of recent single 'Superbike'.

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

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on March 28.

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

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020

    Cry Monster Cry

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Indie-folk outfit Cry Monster Cry are set to headline Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on March 27. Dublin brothers Jamie & Richie Martin have returned with their second album, Tides. Watch the video for 'Citadel'.

    Tickets, priced €23, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
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    29
    Mar
    2020

    Laurie Anderson

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    National Concert Hall's Perspectives is a now-unmissable staple for Dublin music heads, and this year's programme is no different. Laurie Anderson will be presenting two special works over Saturday March 28 & Sunday March 29 at the venue.

    The former is Radio Play, a mix of songs, stories, sound effects and electronics that combines the power of poetic language, music and visualization. Like radio, this piece is about using the imagination and interpreting the meaning of ambiguous sounds. Anderson will be joined by an ensemble of musicians headed by bassist and music director Greg Cohen.

    The latter show, Here Comes the Ocean, is an evening of improvisation against the backdrop of the drones, a guitar feedback work by Lou Reed performed by his collaborator Stewart Hurwood. Both loud and intimate, the music includes songs by Reed and Anderson as well as improvisation by an ensemble led by bassist and music director Greg Cohen. 

    Tickets, priced from €27.50-€37.50, are available from NCH.ie. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Elbow

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The Guy Garvey-fronted Elbow are set to play the 3Arena on March 28 as part of the tour for their latest album, Giants of All Sizes, which came out in October. Check out the video for 'Empires'.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Scarypoolparty

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dark pop artist Scarypoolparty headlines Whelan's on March 28 following the release of debut album Exit Form. Watch the video for 'Tonight'. 

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

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on March 28.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Paddy Mulcahy

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Limerick ambient & experimental producer Paddy Mulcahy is set to play Dublin Unitarian Church on March 28.

    2019 saw him release new album How To Disappear - we strongly recommend checking out 'Sunset Connoisseur', the video of which was shot on a recently-inherited Super 8.

    Support comes from Gareth Quinn-Redmond.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €10/€12.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
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    29
    Mar
    2020

    Pinegrove

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Alt. country indie rockers Pinegrove play two dates at the Grand Social on March 28 & 29 in support of their latest album. Watch the video for 'Phase'.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Organs, Problem Patterns & Aeon Appropriation

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    8 piece psych/kraut/noise collective with a punk heart Organs, based in Belfast/Dublin/Sheffield, is set to play a one-time show at the Black Box on March 28. Expect dual drums, bass, guitars, synth, instrument swapping and audience participation. Their improvised, one take, no overdubs album is out now on Marginal/Lugnut/Little Plastic Tapes - check it out here.

    Four piece Belfast feminist punk band Problem Patterns share the bill. Listen to their debut E.P., Good For You, Aren’t You Great?, as well as post-punk spoken word/noise musings Aeon Appropriation.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Blade Runner Live

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner is set to be scored by the 14-piece, synth-led Avex Ensemble at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 29.

    They'll perform one of the all-time great original scores, composed by Vangelis for the 1982 release, live to Scott's 2007 Final Cut of the film. The soundtrack was nominated at the 1983 BAFTAs & Golden Globes for Best Original Score, and its influence has run more broadly into the electronic genre.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Agnes Obel

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Agnes Obel plays Vicar Street on March 29, accompanying her latest album. Expect music from her award-winning & platinum-selling PhilharmonicsAventine and Citizen of Glass. Check her out live in Berlin.

    Tickets cost €32 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Elbow

    The Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    The Guy Garvey-fronted Elbow are set to play Belfast's Waterfront Hall on March 29 as part of the tour for their latest album, Giants of All Sizes, which came out in October. Check out the video for 'Empires'.

    Tickets are available from The Waterfront.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Napalm Death

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    West-Midlands grindcore legends Napalm Death return to Ireland for the firs time since 2017, playing the Limelight 2 on March 29.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar.

  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2020

    Night Cafe w/Dreamers & Roman Lewis

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool quartet The Night Cafe play the Academy 2 on March 30 following a sickess-related rescheduling. August saw the release of debut album 0151, following a string of singles & the Bunkbed EP.

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

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020

    Night Cafe

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Liverpool quartet The Night Cafe play Belfast's Voodoo on March 31. This August saw the release of debut album 0151, following a string of singles & the Bunkbed EP.

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

  • Fri
    03
    Apr
    2020

    Alex Gough

    Bloody Mary's

    Dublin

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    Taking place on South William Street's Bloody Mary's in Dublin on April 3, Alex Gough is set to headline. The young performer has a jazz & hip-hop 4-piece, which sees him front and centre on percussion & vocal duties. Watch the video for new single 'Fool'. 

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

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

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

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    Snoop Dogg

    The SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020

    Hinds

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020

    Bicep [Live]

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2020

    The Unthanks - Unaccompanied

    University Concert Hall

    Limerick

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

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

    Tickets are available from UCH, priced €25.

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020

    The Unthanks - Unaccompanied

    The Pavilion Theatre

    Dun Laoghaire

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

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

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

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    Confidence Man

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    The Scratch

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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

    Tickets are available from Dolans

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    GoGo Penguin

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    The Districts

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    The Lone Bellow

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    Nathaniel Rateliff

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Supporting is Gregory Alan Isakov.

    Tickets are priced €41.70, available from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Lanterns On The Lake

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    Leif Vollebekk

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    Bon Iver

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver is set to return to Dublin. Having last played the venue back in 2012, the Wisconsin artist and his band will play 3Arena on Sunday, May 3. Support on the night comes from Big Red Machine, Vernon’s side-project with the National’s Aaron Dessner.

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

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    John Grant

    Festival Marquee

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2020

    Fat Freddy's Drop

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of the tour for their latest album, New Zealand seven piece Fat Freddy's Drop play Vicar Street on May 4th - rescheduled from their November date.

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

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

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2020

    The Handsome Family

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
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    09
    May
    2020

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
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    10
    May
    2020

    It Takes A Village

    Trabolgan

    Cork

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    2020's It Takes A Village at Trabolgan is another who's who of excellent Irish music over May 8-10. The first run of international include NYC house DJ Joe Claussell, Cork's Fish Go Deep, UK dub pioneer Mad ProfessorRomareScary Éire, Amsterdam-based psych band Altin GünLynks Afrikka, alongside some of the best Ireland has to offer, including Junior BrotherPillow Queens and more.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    Anna Burch

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Bambara

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020

    Amy Montgomery

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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

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

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020

    Flook

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020

    Enablers & Percolator

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020
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    19
    May
    2020

    Thee Oh Sees

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Steve Ignorant: Crass Songs 1977-1984

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Wesley Centenary Church

    Bangor

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

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

    Tickets cost £30, here.

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Steve Ignorant: Crass Songs 1977-1984

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020

    Sun Kil Moon

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2020

    Tindersticks

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Mon
    25
    May
    2020

    Brockhampton

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
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    27
    May
    2020

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Tuva - a republic situated on the Mongolian-Russian border - group Huun-Huur-Tu play The Sugar Club on May 26 & 27, following a pair of hypnotic sold-out shows in 2019.

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

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club and Ticketmaster, priced €21. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020

    Brockhampton

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Rap collective Brockhampton play the Ulster Hall on May 26.

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

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

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2020

    JC Stewart

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Young Northern Irish pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays his biggest Irish show to date at the Academy on May 27. Check out latest single 'Bones'.

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

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    JC Stewart

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Young Northern Irish pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays his biggest Irish show to date at The Limelight on May 28. Check out latest single 'Bones'.

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

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    10cc

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    10cc

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020

    The Stranglers

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020
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    31
    May
    2020

    Forbidden Fruit 2020

    The Royal Hospital, Kilminham

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020

    10cc

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020

    The Stranglers

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

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

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Blur, Gorillaz & The Good, The Bad and the Queen founder Damon Albarn is set to bring a new conceptual show to Dublin's National Concert Hall on May 31.

    These days, he spends as much time as possible in Iceland, his spiritual home from home where he gains respite and inspiration from the landscape and its surroundings. With this fascination in mind he will perform this new piece with an ensemble and specially commissioned visuals. What can be more fascinating than the signs of the passage of time and the fragility of nature.

    Tickets are priced from €55-€65, available from NCH. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

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

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    03
    Jun
    2020

    Drive By Truckers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €30.

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020

    Sinead O'Connor

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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

    Support comes from Damien Dempsey.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2020

    The National

    Botanic Gardens

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Yes

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Sinead O'Connor

    Botanic Gardens

    Belfast

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

    Support comes from SOAK.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    The National

    Live At The Docklands

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    Duran Duran

    St. Anne's Park

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020

    The National

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2020

    Jawbox

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2020

    Kurt Vile [Solo]

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020
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    14
    Jun
    2020

    Joan As Police Woman

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €24.50 from Selective Memory

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020

    Iron Maiden

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020

    25 Years of Shine: Patrick Topping's Trick

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
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    21
    Jun
    2020

    An Evening With Randy Newman

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020

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

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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

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

    Tickets cost €49.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020

    The Frames 30th Anniversary Show

    Kilmainham Royal Hospital

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2020

    Guns N' Roses

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020

    Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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    Green DayFall Out Boy and Weezer are set to team up for a show in Dublin as part of their global Hella Mega stadium tour. The three bands will play RDS Arena on June 29th.

    Tickets cost €79.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020

    Chemical Brothers

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020

    Haim

    Trinity College Green

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €49.90 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    05
    Jul
    2020

    Longitude 2020

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2020

    Fontaines D.C.

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020

    Caribou

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020

    Pixies

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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

    Tickets are available from GIAF, priced €52.50.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020

    Pixies

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €59.50.

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020

    Flaming Lips

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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

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

    Tickets cost €49.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020

    Sinead O'Connor

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

    Support comes from Soda Blonde.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    21
    Jul
    2020

    Clutch

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    22
    Jul
    2020

    Clutch

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2020

    Jon Hopkins

    Heineken Big Top

    Galway

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

    Following on from his Singularity tour, shaped by his experiences with meditative and trance-like states, this tour will tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music. By going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” He'll be playing grand piano at points, and joined onstage by a group of musicians & long-time friends, including producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams, vocalist/arranger Emma Smith, and cellist Laura Moody.

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

  • Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020
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    Aug
    2020

    Monolith Festival 2020

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Sun
    02
    Aug
    2020

    Massive Wagons

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

  • Tue
    04
    Aug
    2020

    Massive Wagons

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €17 from Ticketmaster. 8pm.

  • Thu
    06
    Aug
    2020
    Sat
    08
    Aug
    2020

    Stendhal Festival 2020

    Ballymully Cottage Farm

    Limavady

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

    Tickets are available from Stendhal.

  • Wed
    19
    Aug
    2020

    Liam Gallagher

    Tennent's Vital

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    John Prine

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2020
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    08
    Sep
    2020

    Stormzy

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €49.50. 

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020

    Therapy?

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020

    Therapy?

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from the Waterfront.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2020

    Our Planet Live

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2020

    The Chats

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2020

    The Chats

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020

    Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    Hans Zimmer

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

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