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  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Thee Oh Sees

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Big Thief

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Brooklyn indie rock quartet Big Thief play Vicar Street on May 21.

    Their humble 2016 debut, Masterpiece was quickly followed up in 2017 with Capacity - both of which are getting deserved attention, as well as vocalist Adrienne Lenker's wonderful solo work. Fragmented, delicate, watch them Live on KEXP

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

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Alice In Chains

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    US grunge/metal legends Alice In Chains are set to play Belfast for the first time in years, headlining the Telegraph Building on May 21.

    Taking place as part of a broader UK and Irish tour, they're currently fronted by William DuVall, who followed in Layne Staley's not-insignificant footsteps following his untimely passing. They've released as many albums now with DuVall as with Staley, the latest being last year's Rainier Fog. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Kikagaku Moyo

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    One of the best psychedelic rock bands in the galaxy right now, Kikagaku Moyo are set to finally play Ireland when Paisley Promotions & u:mack bring them to The Workman's Club as part of their European tour.

    From Tokyo, and based in Amsterdam, they've released much of their music through their own label, Guruguru Brain. Melding psychedelia, acid-folk & Krautrock groove into something that feels both free-flowing, yet articulate. Last year, they released the universally acclaimed Masana Temples, following up on House In The Tall Grass and 2018's Stone Garden EP - check out their KEXP session.

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

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Brigid Mae Power & Peter Broderick

    1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

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    In an intimate performance at Galway's Black Gate Cultural Centre on May 23, the immensely talented creative marriage of American-born, Ireland-based multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter Peter Broderick and one of Ireland's foremost, Brigid Mae Power - whose second album The Two Worlds we named 2018 Irish album of the year. 

    Broderick has collaborated with M. Ward, Efterklang, Nils Frahm and many others, and has put out several solo albums that range from contemporary classical to homespun folk & voice recordings. Although his career is impossible to pin down, marked as it is with versatility, check him out live at the ARTE Festival.

    Acclaimed by the likes of Uncut & The Guardian, Brigid Mae Power's her deeply expressive, hypnotic music has made her one of the finest purveyors of folk in the most human sense. She released her eponymous debut album in 2016, with its follow-up, The Two Worlds being named our favourite of last year. Watch the video for 'Don't Shut Me Up (Politely)'.

    Tickets cost €15. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Sarah Buckley w/Sonja Sleator

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Cork-born, Dublin-based singer-songwriter Sarah Buckley is set to play her first headline show upstairs at Whelan's on May 23, featuring a full band. A unique voice, and most certainly one to watch, check out the video for recent single 'Wedding Bells'.

    Supporting is Belfast singer-songwriter Sonja Sleator plays a headline show at Belfast's Pavilion on April 20 to launch her third EP, Violent Strawberry - check out the video for 'Pour The Vodka'.

    Tickets cost €7 online or €10 on the door.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Lisa O'Neill

    Upstairs @ Dolans

    Limerick

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    Incredible Irish folk voice Lisa O'Neill plays upstairs at Dolan's, Limerick on May 23.

    Her fourth LP, Heard A Long Gone Song came out in 2018, her first on Rough Trade imprint River Lea Records. It got a 5/5 from the Guardian, and was hailed as Best Folk Album of 2018. Featuring a broad cast of musicians in Cormac Begley, Christophe Capewell, Libby McCrohan and Radie Peat, it's a blend of traditional songs & original compositions. Often described as folk with a punk sensibility, her earthy poetry is evocative not just of the past but of the deeply subjective now, and her latest received universal acclaim. Watch her play 'Rock The Machine' live.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16.45. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Ferals, Paul and the Meanie, Vale, Ghost Office & Cloakroom Q

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Following on from their recent EP launch, math-rock trio Ferals are set to top a five-strong bill at Voodoo on May 23. Watch them play 'TwoSeventyOne' in session.

    Sharing the bill are funky Armagh indie trio Paul and the Meanie, alt rock quintet VALE, Belfast post-punk trio Ghost Office - check out 'Here Come The Elders' - and Newry art-rockers Cloakroom Q - check out their latest EP Going For A Walk and I'm Not Coming Back.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Cormac Neeson

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Following sold out shows in Belfast last year, The Answer frontman Cormac Neeson plays a show to celebrate the release of debut album White Feather at the Black Box on May 24.

    The LP sees him move into more rootsy, countrified pastures after spending some time in Nashville with their key songwriters and musicians - watch him perform 'White Feather' in The Live Room.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Shine, priced £12.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Sorcha Richardson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Somnambulant electro-pop artist Sorcha Richardson is set to release her first album later this year, and on May 24, she launches its first single at Whelan's. Listen to 'Petrol Station'

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

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Daithí

    Duke of York, Upstairs

    Belfast

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    Galway-based electronic producer Daithí is set to play a headline show upstairs at Belfast's Duke of York. 

    The pop experimentalist has managed to combine seemingly disparate elements - field recordings, house music, old Irish music, analog synths and trad - into his unmistakable singular output. His live show is largely improvised, whereby he spontaneously creates dance music with looped fiddle, synths and drum machines. He last year collaborated with genre-spanning Irish artists to great success - check it out here - and used a recording of his elderly grandmother in a hugely successful single, 'Mary Keane's Introduction' last year.

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

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Zvukee 4: Elaine Howley & Natalia Beylis // Eimear Reidy

    The Dock Arts Centre

    Carrick on Shannon

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    This Friday, the experimental Zvukee night holds its fourth iteration at Carrick-on-Shannon's Dock Arts Centre. Zvukee is a series of performances, films & talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around us. It has been curated by artist Natalia Beylis as part of her 2019 residency at The Dock, with  Zvukee No. 4 being the final in the series.

    Elaine Howley, vocalist for Altered Hours and one third of Crevice, will perform a collaborative set with Natalia Beylis, who performs with Woven Skull as well as being a successful experimental artist in her own right. Their performance is a one-off, using cassette tapes, vocals and live electronics.

    Eimear Reidy presents Groundless, a set of three pieces for solo and pre-recorded cello, and sounds from Cork city, centred around the groundlessness of being human and how we confront that daily. She has performed across Europe with Irish baroque orchestra Capella Cracoviensis, the RTE concert orchestra, the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and more.

    Tickets are available here, priced €10. Doors open at 8.45pm.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Snow Patrol w/Foy Vance, Ash & more

    Ward Park

    Bangor

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    The Wedding Present 'Bizarro' 30th Anniversary

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Beauty Sleep

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    Woozy indie-pop trio Beauty Sleep play their biggest headline show at Belfast to date at the MAC on May 25.

    This accompanies the long-awaited debut album Be Kind, and will resonate particularly if you're into synth & guitar combo hookiness of Phoenix or Chvrches. Watch the excellent video for 'The Dark'.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Amy May Ellis & Anna Mieke

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Two traditionally-inclined contemporary artists are set to play a special double-headliner at the Duncairn on May 25. Firstly, Amy May Ellis, from the North York Moors, is set to play. Check her out in session.

    As part of the launch tour for debut album Idle MindAnna Mieke also plays. The folk-rooted songwriter & multi-instrumentalist comes from Wicklow and recorded the album in West Cork, featuring Greek bouzouki, electric guitar, piano & cello, featuring collaborations with Ye Vagabonds' Brían MacGloinn and ReDiviDeR/Clang Syne's Matthew Jacobson. Order it on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from The Duncairn. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    The Wedding Present 'Bizarro' 30th Anniversary

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets cost £20, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    Lisa O'Neill

    Coughlan's Live

    Cork

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    Incredible Irish folk voice Lisa O'Neill plays Coughlan's, Cork on May 26.

    Her fourth LP, Heard A Long Gone Song came out in 2018, her first on Rough Trade imprint River Lea Records. It got a 5/5 from the Guardian, and was hailed as Best Folk Album of 2018. Featuring a broad cast of musicians in Cormac Begley, Christophe Capewell, Libby McCrohan and Radie Peat, it's a blend of traditional songs & original compositions. Often described as folk with a punk sensibility, her earthy poetry is evocative not just of the past but of the deeply subjective now, and her latest received universal acclaim. Watch her play 'Rock The Machine' live.

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

  • Mon
    27
    May
    2019

    The Bonnevilles

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Whiskey-loving thrashy garage-blue-punk duo The Bonnevilles play a headline show at Belfast's Limelight 2 on May 27 as part of their Long Runs The Fox UK Tour. Watch the video for '10'000'.

    Tickets cost £10 from Katy's Bar & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019

    The Milk Carton Kids

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Americana outfit The Milk Carton Kids headline the Olympia in support of Grammy-nominated album All the Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn't Do.

    Following up on 2015's Monterey, this album follows the breakup of a seven year relationship and an unexpected cancer diagnosis & surgery. Heavily influenced by the likes of CSNY, it's much more plaintive & introspective. Check out their NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

    Tickets cost €29 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019

    Soak & Pillow Queens

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    NI Music Prize winner & Mercury Prize nominee, Derry's Soak plays live at St. Luke's, Cork on May 28.

    Still only 22, she's on Rough Trade, made Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World when her new single, 'Everybody Loves You' aired, taken from her second album, Grim Town.

    Supporting are Dublin indie-punk quartet Pillow Queens - listen to 'Gay Girls', one of our favourite tracks of 2018.

    Tickets cost €20 here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019

    Health

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    LA-based experimental noise/electronic outfit Health are set to play the Grand Social on May 28.

    Formed in 2006, they released their eponymous debut a year later. They've released four albums to date, the most recent being February's Vol. 4: Slaves of Fear. They've completed countless collaborations and soundtracked the likes of Grand Theft Auto & Max Payne 3. Their noise & raw synth sound is sometimes described as crimewave, coming from LA's DIY underbelly, and comparing their sound as evocative of a past programme of 'busy and sustained serotonin depletion'. Check out the video for 'Slaves of Fear'.

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

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    The Unthanks

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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

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

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

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    Matthew & The Atlas

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    British songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hegarty aka Matthew and The Atlas plays Voodoo, Belfast on May 29.

    Hailed as a British Bon Iver, this date follows the release of new album Morning Dancer. His folk traditionalism is instilled with an embrace of electronics - check out 'Out of the Darkness'.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from Ticketmaster and Shine. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    Filthy Friends

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The new project from Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker & R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Filthy Friends, are set to play The Button Factory on May 29.

    Back with second album Emerald Valley, their soaring rock is refreshed with a fury at the state of things - check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €26.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    Lyra

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Dark Cork electro-pop artist Lyra plays The Grand Social on May 29. Compared to the likes of performance-heavy artists like Kate Bush & Lykke Li, she's having a real moment right now.

    Tickets cost €14.45 from Ticketmaster

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    Buí Single Launch w/Shrug Life & Larry

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Young Belfast indie rock/power-pop act Buí  are set to launch their new single with a show for Sizeable Bear at the Oh Yeah Centre on May 29. Check out their excellent debut album Eugene.

    Supporting are Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island. They also launch their new single '2009'//'You're Such A Good Looking Woman' - their Joe Dolan cover that's been winning over crowds for the past year. Check out their debut album, ¯​​\​​_​​(​​ツ​​)​​_​​/​​¯. Opening up are Dundalk slacker indie rock trio Larry who just released their wonderful, Albini-recorded debut album.

    Tickets cost £7 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Soak

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    The Unthanks

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Matthew & The Atlas

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    British songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hegarty aka Matthew and The Atlas plays Dublin's Grand Social on May 30.

    Hailed as a British Bon Iver, this date follows the release of new album Morning Dancer. His folk traditionalism is instilled with an embrace of electronics - check out 'Out of the Darkness'.

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Open Ear '19

    Sherkin Island

    Cork

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    In the beautiful off-coast sanctuary of Sherkin Island, the expansive Open Ear holds its fourth annual outing over the weekend of the June bank holiday. Melding the avant garde, ambient, techno, and all manner of electronic experimentation, as a festival of forward-thinking musical technologists, it's nigh-on-peerless in Ireland right now.

    The first part of the 2019 programme comprises the following acts:
    Garies / Radie Peat / Maria Somerville / Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands / Aaron Dilloway & Vicky Langan / Woven Skull / Jennifer Walshe / Club Comfort / Fran Hartnett / T-Woc / Áine O’Dwyer / Aoife O'Neill / Static. / Eliza / Prun / Ebauche / Bloom / Belacque / SIAS / Kenny Hanlon / The Digital Druids / Dabbledoo Feat. Amanda Feery & everyone. Much more is yet to be announced.

     

    Tickets are available here, priced at €155 for the weekend, or €165 for a 4-day pass.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Nnic

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin's Naoise Nic, aka Nnic, plays upstairs at Whelan's on May 30 in her first headline show. Blending neo-soul & electronic music, check out 'Grow'.

    Tickets cost €11.80 from WAV Tickets.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Zool Presents: No Great Loss EP Launch w/Congenital Abnormalities, Order Sixty Six & Bitter Pill

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Belfast hardcore act No Great Loss are set to launch their new EP, the absolutely crushing The Dark Age at Belfast's Menagerie on May 30.

    Supporting are Dublin death metallers Congenital Abnormalities - check out Cleaver of Entrails - Dublin metalcore outfit Order Sixty Six - have a listen to Sirens - and Dublin hardcore quartet Bitter Pill.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Health

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    LA-based experimental noise/electronic outfit Health are set to play the Black Box on May 30.

    Formed in 2006, they released their eponymous debut a year later. They've released four albums to date, the most recent being February's Vol. 4: Slaves of Fear. They've completed countless collaborations and soundtracked the likes of Grand Theft Auto & Max Payne 3. Their noise & raw synth sound is sometimes described as crimewave, coming from LA's DIY underbelly, and comparing their sound as evocative of a past programme of 'busy and sustained serotonin depletion'. Check out the video for 'Slaves of Fear'.

    Tickets cost £12, or £10 for members, from the Black Box. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Shrug Life, Larry & Buí

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Famously witty Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island, play their first headline show of 2019 at the Workman's Club on May 30. This launches their new single '2009'//'You're Such A Good Looking Woman' - a Joe Dolan cover that's been winning over crowds for the past year. Check out their debut album, ¯​​\​​_​​(​​ツ​​)​​_​​/​​¯.

    Supporting are Dundalk slacker indie rock trio Larry - listen to their debut album - and young Belfast indie rock/power-pop act Buí - check out their excellent debut album Eugene.

    Admission costs €10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
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    02
    Jun
    2019

    Vantastival

    Beaulieu House & Gardens

    Co. Louth

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

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

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

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    AVA Festival 2019

    Belfast

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

    The lineup features a who's who of electronic music in 2019, including Avalon EmersonBen Simms, Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Blawan, Daniel Avery, Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco, Len Faki, Mall Grab, Motor City, Drum Ensemble, Palms TraxRandomerRebekahSpecial Request and a cast of supporting figures that represent the Irish, and international stage.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Strand of Oaks

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Folk rock singer-songwriter & producer Timothy Showalter, AKA Strand of Oaks, is set to play Whelan's on May 31. 

    This show comes in support of the Indiana artist's sixth album, Eraserland. Check out 'Weird Ways'.

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

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Paddy Hanna & Junior Brother

    Duke of York, Upstairs

    Belfast

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    Orchestral pop auteur Paddy Hanna, whose wonderful second album, Frankly, I Mutate, came out last year, is set to play upstairs at Belfast's Duke of York on May 31. He's currently working on his third album - slated for a 2020 release.

    Supporting is phenomenal Kerry contemporary folk artist Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother. A typical example of his grasp on the human condition, 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018.

    Tickets are available for £10 from Ticketmaster & Shine. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
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    03
    Jun
    2019

    Forbidden Fruit 2019

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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

    It will welcome SkeptaDanny BrownMura MasaElbow, First Aid KitJon HopkinsPaul KalkbrennerMaribou StateMall GrabDaniel AveryPolo & PanHomeshakeRoss from Friends, Saint SisterJYellowLToucanHappyalone, Prymary ColoursJeremy UndergroundNightmares On WaxBiig PiigGlasshouse, with more to be announced.

    Day and weekend tickets are available here.

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    Jamie Lenman

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Former Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman is set to play his first Irish solo tour, performing at Belfast's Palm House on June 1.

    The show promises the heavier end of his output, playing as part of an electric duo - ie. the crushing first disc of his debut solo album Muscle Memory and its follow-up, 2017's Devolver

    Tickets cost £17.50 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Drab Majesty & Melts

    Regional Cultural Centre

    Letterkenny

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    US LA-based project Drab Majesty is set to perform at Letterkenny's Regional Cultural Centre on Sunday, June 2 as part of Distorted Perspectives.

    Drab Majesty is the inter-dimensional androgynous alter-ego of musician Andrew Clinco and Mona D, with a combination of reverb-drenched guitars, synth bass lines, commanding vocals, and rhythmic drum machine beats. While inherently guitar-driven music in the vain of The Chameleons or Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Drab Majesty's sound is often nuanced by ethereal washes of icy keyboards and arpeggiated synthesizers, backed by heavy mechanized percussion and forked pulsing synth bass, all adorned with reverb-laden vocals reminiscent of a hallowed cathedral. Listen to 2017 LP The Demonstration.

    Supporting are Dublin post-punk/kraut supergroup Melts, featuring members of The Things, The North Sea & Mighty Stef - check out their debut single.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Jamie Lenman

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Former Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman is set to play his first Irish solo tour, performing at Whelan's on June 2.

    The show promises the heavier end of his output, playing as part of an electric duo - ie. the crushing first disc of his debut solo album Muscle Memory and its follow-up, 2017's Devolver

    Tickets cost €21.50 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019
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    06
    Jun
    2019

    Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos'

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Have a dose of musings on misery, love & politics as Dylan Moran returns with new show Dr Cosmos for a few shows in his homeland. He'll play a 3-night run at Vicar Street from June 4-6.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. The show kicks off at 8.30pm.

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019

    Nile Rodgers & Chic

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Becoming one of the most essential live draws in recent years, funk/disco/pop songwriter Nile Rodgers and Chic return to Ireland in June, playing Belfast's Waterfront Hall on June 4.

    Regarding themselves as a rock band in a disco movement, the group released an almost-inappropriate number of classic disco/funk/soul singles in their original run from '76-'83. Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards had been playing together for years, finally releasing Chic's debut single 'Everybody Dance' in 1977.

    These days, they're one of the naturally tightest live bands in the world, selling out practically everywhere they go, with setlists peppered with some of the instantly recognisable hits - from Madonna to Daft Punk - penned by frontman Rodgers from the '70s through until today.

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

  • Wed
    05
    Jun
    2019

    Jealous of the Birds, Roe, Blxxd & Gemma Bradley

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Fast-rising singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton, aka Jealous of the Birds headlines The Empire on June 5 as part of Women's Work Week 2019. Blending folk & indie rock and beyond, her debut album Parma Violets came out in 2016 - check out recent single 'Blue Eyes'.

    Supporting is fast-rising young alt. pop artist & multi-instrumentalist ROE - check out the video for 'Playground Fights' - Blxxd - check out 'sanguis' - and young soulful pop artist Gemma Bradley - check her out live here.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    Beauty Sleep w/Montauk Hotel

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Woozy Belfast indie-pop trio Beauty Sleep play upstairs at Whelan's on June 6.

    Their long-awaited debut album Be Kind comes out just a fortnight prior, and will resonate particularly if you're into synth & guitar combo hookiness of Phoenix or Chvrches. Check them out on Soundcloud.

    Support comes from jangle-pop outfit Montauk Hotel.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    Fantastic Negrito

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    The winner of the first ever NPR Tiny Desk contest, Fantastic Negrito plays Dublin's Academy Green Room on June 6.

    His debut album won the 2017 Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy, with his latest, Please Don't Be Dead, winning it again in 2019. Watch the video for 'Plastic Hamburgers'.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    Ride

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    The recently-reunited shoegaze legends Ride play a few Irish dates over summer, kicking off at Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick on June 6.

    Formed in the tail end of the '80s by mostly-teenagers Andy Bell & Mark Gardeners and quickly snapped up by Creation Records, releasing three EPs in 1990, before their breakthrough album, Nowhere in the same year. Nowhere remains, alongside its follow-up, Going Blank Again, as classics of the genre in their '60s pop and psychedelia-inflected brand of shoegaze.

    Check them out playing 'Vapour Trails' live on KCRW.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    Getting To Know...Hannah Peel

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    As part of Women's Work NI, the incredible talent of Hannah Peel will be explored in the Oh Yeah Centre's Getting To Know... night on June 6, with performance, conversation between interviewer, artist & audience.

    She's just completed a collaborative album of poetry and electronic music with poet Will Burns, continuing down her theme of connecting science and nature, and consequently, electronic with classical & traditional music. She presented four BBC Radio 6 Music shows last year on outer space and the mind, based around her experimental album Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeiacheck it out live.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 3.45pm.

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    I Heart Scott Walker

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The I Heart band assemble again to pay tribute to the singular genius of Scott Walker at Whelan's on June 6.

    One of the most distinctive literal and artistic voices of the last century, the band will perform perhaps his most acclaimed record, Scott 4, in its entirety, followed by a selection of his hits both solo & with the Walker Brothers.

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    The Bonk & Cian Nugent

    Yamamori Tengu

    Dublin

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    Two of our favourite artists on the island are set to play a show for Good Name at Yamamori Tengu on June 6. Experimental, psychedelic outfit The Bonk, centred around the compositions of Phil Christie, take vintage, twisted rhythm & blues of the 60s, blended with psych, jazz, and a bit of some otherness entirely. Listen to The Bonk Seems To Be A Verbone of our favourite albums of 2017.

    Sharing the bill is one of Ireland's finest guitar players, the Dublin-based Cian Nugent, who takes coastal blues, traditional styles, late 60s/70s singer-songwriters, jazz & the Takoma Records school of playing - think John Fahey and the likes. Both organic and tastefully virtuosic, his music is both playful and ethereal - check out his debut album, Night Fiction.

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

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    Crazy P Live

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Nottingham-based disco/funk/deep house legends Crazy P play a live set in Belfast's latest and greatest venue, the Ulster Sports Club, on June 6.

    Finding that sweet spot between perfect pop and club music, they've been around for a quarter-century, their latest album, Age of the Ego, is their eighth LP to date. Watch the video for 'The Witness'.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Snow Patrol w/The Kooks

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

    Low Cut Connie

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    The Twilight Sad

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Scottish post-punk trio The Twilight Sad play Belfast's Black Box on June 7, the day before their Malahide Castle performance with The Cure.

    The revellers in misery have just returned with their first album since 2014's Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave. More electronically-leaning than ever before without losing their wall-of-sound aesthetic. Check out 'Videograms'.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Meat Puppets

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Arizona alternative rock heroes Meat Puppets will play three dates in Ireland in June. The band – who formed in 1980 by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood with Derrick Bostrom – will play Limerick’s Dolan’s on June 7.

    The shows take place as part of a tour marking the band’s new album, Dusty Notes, which features the band’s original line-up for the first time since 1995. Starting out as a band too dogmatic in their hardcore roots to even rehearse, they gradually drew in desert psychedelia and country influence, helping to found the cowpunk sound on their flawless Meat Puppets II. They'd catch some fortune off the back of Kurt Cobain's love for that album, with 3 cuts ending up on MTV Unplugged, leading to a string of 90s alt. rock hits like 'Backwater'.

    Tickets are available from Dolan's

     

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Matmos

    Sonic Lab, SARC

    Belfast

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    The pairing of M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, AKA Matmos, are set to play the most advanced sonic space on the island, the Sonic Lab, at QUB's Sonic Arts Research Centre, on June 7.

    Currently based in Baltimore, the duo formed in San Francisco in the mid 1990s, and self-released their debut album in 1997. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources and high concept ideas.

    Since their debut, Matmos have released over nine albums, and collaborated with some of the most respected artists working today including Bjork, Antony/Anohni, So Percussion, Terry Riley, The Kronos Quartet, David Tibet, the Rachel’s, Lesser, Wobbly, Zeena Parkins, and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. Matmos have also collaborated with a wide range of artists across disciplines, from the visual artist Daria Martin to the playwright Young Jean Lee to Berlin-based choreographer Ayman Harper. Their most recent release, Ultimate Care II, was recorded in the basement studio of their home in Baltimore, and is constructed entirely out of the sounds generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine.

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Axel Flóvent

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Atmospheric Icelandic indie-folk singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent plays the Sound House on June 7.

    Rising to acclaim following his 'Forest Fires' release, he has released three EPs thus far, relocating to the Netherlands, then Brighton.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Ride

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    The recently-reunited shoegaze legends Ride play a few Irish dates over summer, including a Limelight 2 show on June 7.

    Formed in the tail end of the '80s by mostly-teenagers Andy Bell & Mark Gardeners and quickly snapped up by Creation Records, releasing three EPs in 1990, before their breakthrough album, Nowhere in the same year. Nowhere remains, alongside its follow-up, Going Blank Again, as classics of the genre in their '60s pop and psychedelia-inflected brand of shoegaze.

    Check them out playing 'Vapour Trails' live on KCRW.

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Stranded: Alana Henderson

    Strand Cinema

    Belfast

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    One of the highlights of this year's Women's Work Festival in Belfast is sure to be Strand Cinema's Stranded night with cellist & composer Alana Henderson.

    Weaving pop, folk & classical elements into her craft, she's a truly singular artist in Northern Ireland. She spent two years touring with Hozier as a cellist, before returning to her own career. Check out the Let This Remain EP.

    Tickets cost £10 from The Strand, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, SHITHäTT, Döppelskangers & Jobseekers

    Boh's Bar

    Dublin

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    The Boh's Bar hosts a headline show from one of our 19 for '19 artists, and one of Ireland's finest live acts Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies. One of the most vitriolic, well-humoured voices of dissent in Ireland at the moment, check out the incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home' - one of our tracks of 2018.

    Sharing the bill are Ballina post-punks SHITHäTT, Galway punks Döppelskangers and skate-punks Jobseekers.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Night Shift 002: Sister Ghost

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    The latest Night Shift at the Ulster Sports Club takes place on June 7. The night will be headed by Shannon Delores O'Neill's alt. rock quartet, Sister Ghost. Off the back of loads of BBC 6Music acclaim, check out her latest single, 'Backwards'.

    Admission costs £6 and doors open at 11pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Metallica w/Ghost, Stiff Little Fingers, Bokassa & Fangclub

    Slane Castle

    Co. Meath

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

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

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

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    The Cure, Ride, The Twilight Sad & Just Mustard

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

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

    Supporting are RideThe Twilight Sad and Dundalk's incredible young trip-hop-tinged noise-pop/gaze outfit Just Mustard.

    The show is now sold out.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Patton Oswalt

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Having made press recently for donating money for the medical expenses of a man who Twitter trolled him, Patton Oswalt comes to Vicar Street on June 8.

    As well as his prolific voiceover & acting work, his stand-up career began in 1988, going to to write for MADtv. Repping nerd culture & atheism in his themes, he's released 8 albums and appeared in countless films, tv shows and games.

    Tickets are priced from €35 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Meat Puppets

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Arizona alternative rock heroes Meat Puppets will play three dates in Ireland in June. The band – who formed in 1980 by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood with Derrick Bostrom – will play Belfast's Empire on June 8.

    The shows take place as part of a tour marking the band’s new album, Dusty Notes, which features the band’s original line-up for the first time since 1995. Starting out as a band too dogmatic in their hardcore roots to even rehearse, they gradually drew in desert psychedelia and country influence, helping to found the cowpunk sound on their flawless Meat Puppets II. They'd catch some fortune off the back of Kurt Cobain's love for that album, with 3 cuts ending up on MTV Unplugged, leading to a string of 90s alt. rock hits like 'Backwater'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

     

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Women's Work Showcase: Wynona Bleach, Molly Sterling, Kyoto Love Hotel, HAVVK, Gender Chores, Gemma Bradley & Dena Anuk$a

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    The biggest Women's Work Week Showcase yet takes place at the Oh Yeah Centre on June 8. Headlining are hotly-tipped shoegaze-flecked alternative rockers Wynona Bleach. Listen to their Sugar EP from last year.

    Dublin-based alt. pop singer-songwriter Molly Sterling performs -  check her in session here - as do atmospheric electro-pop act Kyoto Love Hotel - check them on Soundcloud - atmospheric alt. rock outfit HAVVK - check out the video for 'Glass' - minimal feminist punk trio Gender Chores - check out some demos on Soundcloud - fast-rising soul-pop songstress Gemma Bradley, young singer-songwriter, rapper & DJ Dena Anuk$a - watch the video for 'My G' - and Girls Rock School NI Graduates.

    Tickets cost £11.25 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    The Mad Dalton, Dirty Words & Folkadelic

    The Barge

    Belfast

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    Belfast Barge hosts alt. folk singer-songwriter The Mad Dalton. Watch the video for 'Seafaring Man'.

    Supporting are folk/psych outfit Folkadelic and indie rock/spoken word trio Dirty Words.

    It's a BYOB show, and doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from Skiddle, priced £13.45.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Soda Blonde

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Following the dissolution of Little Green Cars, four of its five members have announced their new band Soda Blonde, who are set to headline the Grand Social on June 8.

    Tickets cost €14 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019

    Meat Puppets

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Arizona alternative rock heroes Meat Puppets will play three dates in Ireland in June. The band – who formed in 1980 by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood with Derrick Bostrom – will play Whelan's on June 9.

    The shows take place as part of a tour marking the band’s new album, Dusty Notes, which features the band’s original line-up for the first time since 1995. Starting out as a band too dogmatic in their hardcore roots to even rehearse, they gradually drew in desert psychedelia and country influence, helping to found the cowpunk sound on their flawless Meat Puppets II. They'd catch some fortune off the back of Kurt Cobain's love for that album, with 3 cuts ending up on MTV Unplugged, leading to a string of 90s alt. rock hits like 'Backwater'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets.

     

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019

    Queen Zee w/Sugarwolf, Strange New Places & Problem Patterns

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Loud, proud indie-punks Queen Zee play their first ever Irish show in Belfast on June 9, thanks to Start Together Studios and Women's Work Festival. Check out recent single 'Loner', taken from their debut album, out in February, which has seen them earn acclaim across the board, including THE Iggy Pop, no less.

    Supporting are Derry alt. rock quartet Sugarwolf -  check out their live session version of new single 'Loose Ends' - emo-punks Strange New Places - listen to 'Trombone' - and instrument-swapping punk socially-conscious punk quartet Problem Patterns, who've recently proven themselves to be one of the most exciting live bands in Belfast. Check out debut single 'Allegedly'.

    Tickets cost £10 from Katy's bar & Ticketmaster, and 5% of proceeds will go towards Belfast Trans Resource Centre. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019

    Chapo Trap House

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Belfast

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    Political comedy podcast-cum-vulgar socialist satire Chapo Trap House is on tour, stopping off at Dublin's Liberty Hall on June 9.

    Its Brooklyn-based collective features leftist writers, artists & satirists Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, Amber A'Lee Frost, Will Menaker & Virgil Texas. Skewering right wing, liberal & centrist figures, they've released a bestseller in the form of last year's The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019

    The Interrupters

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    Elton John

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

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

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

    Support comes from Blackberry Smoke and Screaming Eagles.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £30.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    The Interrupters

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Sophie Ellis Bextor

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Fleetwood Mac

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are priced from €79.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Narcos: Mexico

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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    Featuring DEA agents Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, who inspired the Netflix show Narcos, Liberty Hall on Eden Quay hosts a night of conversation on June 13 & 16, on the capturing of Pablo Escobar & the Cali Cartel, including Kiki Camarena, with a focus on the new Mexico series.

    Their actions, which took down Colombia - and the world's - most infamous drug lord, have been famously documented on Narcos. Both agents have received a huge amount of recognition for their work with the DEA.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €36.50. 

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    One of the finest lyricists and songwriters around, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts return to Ireland, playing Dublin's Grand Social on June 13.

    Veering from sincere to self-aware, sardonic to poignant, and perennially witty and referential, the anti-folk-cum-indie rock outfit are always exhilarating live. Jeffrey is a renowned comic book author and artist when not performing music, and has released countless albums on Rough Trade, K Records and beyond. Here's 'Back When I Was 4'.

    Tickets are available from The Grand Social, priced €16. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Plaid [A/V Live]

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    U:mack once more come through with a special Live A/V show at Whelan's on June 13 from Plaid.

    The experimental electronic masters will have just released Polymer, their 10th studio album, drawing in themes of environment, synthetics and the way we're headed - listen to 'Recall' for a dose of Warp's finest.

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

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Junior Brother

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    One of the most hotly-tipped artists on the island right now - he's made fans of Blindboy & Cillian Murphy - is Kerry contemporary folk artist Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother. He's set to play the Roisin Dubh on June 13 as part of his album launch tour.

    A typical example of his grasp on the human condition, 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and he's set to deliver this year with debut album Pull The Right Rope.

    Tickets are available for €12.50 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    3Arena

    Dubin

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €41.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Scala & Kolacny Brothers

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Mgła

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Kraków-based black metal band Mgła headline Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on June 14. Their last album was one of 2015's most acclaimed albums in the genre, Exercises In Futility.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Skinny Lister

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    British folk-punk act Skinny Lister are set to play the Limelight 2 on June 14, following the March 1 release of fourth album The Story Is...

    Epitomising the kind of grounded punk Xtra Mile Recordings is known for, they've played every venue from folk festivals to Download Festival. Check out 'Thing Like That'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Elephant 'Alternative 88' w/Lemoncello & Finnian

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Dundalk artist and multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke aka Elephant, released his second album, 88, last year to broad acclaim, through Pizza Pizza Records, Clarke has called the album “a soundtrack to my childhood and young adult life”, and delved into dark 80s synth-pop terrain. 

    He's taking 88 on the road this summer with alternate arrangements, often completely reimagined, set to be performed by a full band, using more organic sounds than its synth-driven original iteration, in the vein of his debut album HyperGiant. Stream '88 here.

    Supporting are Dundalk alternative folk duo Lemoncello - one of our 19 for '19 - and Dundalk folk/blues artist Finnian.

    Tickets cost €13.50 from Lost Lane. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    One of the finest lyricists and songwriters around, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts return to Ireland, playing Dolan's Pub, Limerick, on June 14.

    Veering from sincere to self-aware, sardonic to poignant, and perennially witty and referential, the anti-folk-cum-indie rock outfit are always exhilarating live. Jeffrey is a renowned comic book author and artist when not performing music, and has released countless albums on Rough Trade, K Records and beyond. Here's 'Back When I Was 4'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.ie, priced €10. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Naive Ted & Pentecostal Party

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Few artists can claim to be truly singular in what it is they do, but here in Ireland, Naive Ted has a first claim to that. Donning Rey Mysterio's luchador mask - just the first in a streak of professional wrestling references that mark his work - he's been making noise since 2007. Be it in co-founding Galway's community skratch, his production, collaborating, remixing or whatever else, no-one on the island can claim to touch whatever it is Ted's putting down. Have a listen to him on Soundcloud.

    Newcastle-based Dawn Bothwell of Hen Ogledd's solo project, Pentecostal Party, is also set to play - check her Soundcloud.

    Tickets cost €12 and doors open at 8pm. 

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    One of our favourite bands, and one constantly on the ascent are Dundalk's trip-hop-tinged noise-pop outfit Just Mustard, who've just made their Primavera debut. They're playing a short Irish tour in June, stopping off at Galway's Roisin Dubh on the 14th. Watch the video for their most recent single, 'Frank'.

    Tickets cost €12.50 and doors open at 9pm. 

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    Junior Brother

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    One of the most hotly-tipped artists on the island right now - he's made fans of Blindboy & Cillian Murphy - is Kerry contemporary folk artist Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother. He's set to headline Dublin's latest venue, Lost Lane, on June 15.

    A typical example of his grasp on the human condition, 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and he's set to deliver this year with debut album Pull The Right Rope.

    Tickets are available for €14.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    Wired: Hiva Oa [Hardware Set], Son Zept [Live], DJ Time of the Month & DJ Pigeon

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Following on from her sell-out Galentines Party, DJ Time of the Month holds a night of experimental electronic music at the Menagerie on June 15, featuring two live sets and two DJ sets - "Think Boiler Room meets that deconstructed sound art gig your artsy mate brought you to. Experimental music, but make it fun."

     The night will feature a rare live hardware set from dark noise/indie rock outfit Hiva Oa and Son Zept, who put out one of our favourite EPs of 2018 in Q2B. DJ sets come from DJ Time of the Month and DJ Pigeon.

    Wired will be teaming up with humanitarian aid charity Another World Belfast.

    Tickets cost £4 for an 'early bird special boi', or £6 general admission, from Skiddle. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    One of our favourite bands, and one constantly on the ascent are Dundalk's trip-hop-tinged noise-pop outfit Just Mustard, who've just made their Primavera debut. They're playing a short Irish tour in June, stopping off at Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on the 15th. Watch the video for their most recent single, 'Frank'.

    Tickets cost €10 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

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

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

    Hop Along

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Following the April release of third album Bark Your Head Off, DogHop Along play the Button Factory on June 16.

    The indie folk-rock outfit formed back in 2005, releasing an album as Hop Along, Queen Anleis, before shortening the name and establishing their sound as the acoustic rock they're known and loved for. Have a listen on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

    Narcos: Mexico

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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    Featuring DEA agents Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, who inspired the Netflix show Narcos, Liberty Hall on Eden Quay hosts a night of conversation on June 13 & 16, on the capturing of Pablo Escobar & the Cali Cartel, including Kiki Camarena, with a focus on the new Mexico series.

    Their actions, which took down Colombia - and the world's - most infamous drug lord, have been famously documented on Narcos. Both agents have received a huge amount of recognition for their work with the DEA.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €36.50. 

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019
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    18
    Jun
    2019

    Glady Knight

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019

    DMA's

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Aussie Britpop revivalists DMA's are set to play the Limelight 1 on June 17, following their Malahide Castle support slot to Noel Gallagher. 

    Having shared bills with both Gallaghers, Richard Ashcroft, and every other UK mainstream indie band you care to name, they released their second LP For Now in 2018 - listen to 'Time and Money'.

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

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019

    Billy Corgan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan plays a fully seated show at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on June 19 as part of his European solo tour.

    Tickets are priced from €65.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    Stormzy

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Jesse Malin

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    US singer-songwriter Jesse Malin plays Whelan's on June 21 in the first of two Irish dates.

    A former member of glam-punks D-Generation, his solo caereer has included duets with Springsteen, members of Green Day, and is respected by The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon. Check out 'Broken Radio'.

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

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019
    Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    MK-Ultra & Abbazappa Presents: Extinction Rebellion Festival

    Abbazappa Records & Bennigan's

    Derry

    Derry promotion MK Ultra and record shop Abbazappa get together for a mini-festival of music & politics over the weekend of June 21 & 22. The schedule is as follows:

    Friday, June 21
    At Abbazappa, from 2pm-6pm, the Earth Session will see Miss Mary JaneBaireMaya GoldblumConnor Hutcheon, and Oisín Ó Scolaí and the Virginia Slims in session.
    From 10pm-1am, Bennigans will host the Air Session, featuring Shammen Delly and People That Listen To The Sky.

    Saturday, June 22
    Then, at noon, the Derry Walls by Abbazappa and the tiny cemetery, there will be an extinction rebellion protest, featuring guest speaker, civil rights veteran & People Before Profit councillor Eamon McCann. The peaceful protest will run from 12.30pm for three minutes.
    The Fire session takes place from 1pm-6pm at Abbazappa, featuring Derry psych troupe The BarbituratesNo CollusionGas HandsThe Gatefolds and Dirty Faces, followed again from 10pm-1am at Bennigans by the Water Session, featuring Sofia DJs.

    Admission to all events is free.

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Galants Single Launch w/Sun Mashene

    The Thomas House

    Dublin

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    Supporting are noise-pop/shoegaze quartet Galants play the Thomas House on June 21 to mark the release of their second EP Stay Light. Listen to their excellent 2018 single, 'In Vain'.

    Supporting are neo-psych rockers Sun Mahshene.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Pat Dam Smyth Album Launch

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Retromancing singer-songwriter Pat Dam Smyth is set to release his new album The Last King on July 5 through Belfast-based Quiet Arch Records. He launches it with a special show at our new favourite venue, the Ulster Sports Club on June 21.

    This follows up on his wonderful debut The Great Divide, and takes in Troubles-era NI, which formed the veteran songsmith's early years. Check out 'Dancing'.

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

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Lana Del Rey

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €69.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Jesse Malin

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    US singer-songwriter Jesse Malin plays the Limelight 2 on June 22.

    A former-member of glam-punks D-Generation, his solo caereer has included duets with Springsteen, members of Green Day, and is respected by The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon. Check out 'Broken Radio'.

    Tickets cost £14 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    ASIWYFA play Debut Album in Full

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    In what's a definitely sell-out show, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brough them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Voodoo on June 22.

    This comes on the 10 year anniversary of its release, which inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the local classic here.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Ciaran Lavery

    Accidental Theatre

    Belfast

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    One of NI's most celebrated singer-songwriters, renowned for his gilded voice and heartfelt craft, Ciaran Lavery plays what's being billed as an 'intensely intimate and emotionally involved show' at Belfast's Accidental Theatre on June 22.

    Following his third album, Sweet Decay, Lavery is set to launch a new double A-side. Citing John Grant, Anne Sexton and Bojack Horseman as references, he describes it as “an insight into the current path I am on, giving myself the freedom to be the schmuck/the asshole/the clown/the butt of the joke, without throwing my own heart or someone else’s under the bus for the sake of honest writing. I found myself at odds with the person I was described as, felt the suit of this character was becoming much too tight in all the wrong areas.”

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

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    One of the original outlaw country legends - and all around decent, cool person - Kris Kristofferson, is set to return to Dublin for the second year on the trot, playing Cork's Live At The Marquee on June 23, accompanied by Merle Haggard's band, The Strangers.

    The country music Hall of Famer has done a bit of something with his life, having boxed, acted, been a helicopter pilot as well as being one of the most gifted lyricists in his genre, winning a bunch of Grammys & a cornerstones of The Highwaymen. Never forget 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', from his incredible 1970 debut album.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Liam Gallagher

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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    Liam Gallagher is set to play Cork's Independent Park on June 23, having last year released his debut solo album As You Were. Watch the video for 'Wall of Glass'.

    Tickets are priced €49.90 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 5pm.

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019
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    25
    Jun
    2019

    Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers

    The Helix

    Dublin

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    One of the original outlaw country legends - and all around decent, cool person - Kris Kristofferson, is set to return to Dublin for the second year on the trot, performing The Helix on June 24 & 25, accompanied by Merle Haggard's band, The Strangers.

    The country music Hall of Famer has done a bit of something with his life, having boxed, acted, been a helicopter pilot as well as being one of the most gifted lyricists in his genre, winning a bunch of Grammys & a cornerstones of The Highwaymen. Never forget 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', from his incredible 1970 debut album.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019

    Stereolab

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Re-emerging English-French avant-pop heroes Stereolab have announced two Irish shows, the former at Belfast's Empire Music Hall on June 24.

    Having went on hiatus in 2009, the band have returned to play a series of dates in 2019, their first activity since the post-hiatus release of 10th album, Not Music.

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

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Hozier w/Maggie Rogers

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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

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

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

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

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Stereolab

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Re-emerging English-French avant-pop heroes Stereolab have announced two Irish shows, the latter set to take place at Vicar Street on June 25.

    Having went on hiatus in 2009, the band have returned to play a series of dates in 2019, their first activity since the post-hiatus release of 10th album, Not Music.

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

  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019

    Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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    Ms. Lauryn Hill is the latest act announced to play an open air show at Cork's Irish Independent Park on June 26.

    The multi-Grammy award winning artist will perform music from her seminal debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and more.

    Tickets are priced at €49.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019

    Tame Impala

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Having just returned with new single 'Patience' from their forthcoming fourth album, psych-pop overlords Tame Impala are set to return to Dublin to play the 3Arena on June 26.

    Tickets cost €59.70 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019

    Hozier

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019

    Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail: Borders

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Two of Derry's most ambitious minds, Eoin O'Callaghan, AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail bring their acclaimed collaborative project, Borders, to Workman's Club on June 27. The show takes place in updddspanning symphonic ambience to widescreen electronica; a confluence of genres and the country's foremost artist-producers.

    Its blurb reads as follows:
    Having both been releasing music independently of one another since 2012, the album is a project that has almost felt destined to happen. As two artists residing on either sides of the border in Derry/Londonderry, their paths have entwined several times in the past. Now, mirroring the spirit of the times — of grasping for unity and togetherness in an unpredictable, ultimately borderless world — Borders is a release that sees those creative paths meet head-on.

    Across eight tracks, from opener ‘Droves’ to the beat-laden outro ‘Arlene’, O’Callaghan and Vail masterfully blur the contours between contemporary electronic and classical realms. This breaking of new ground — of pushing boundaries and thwarting expectations via attention to detail and a joint penchant for analogue equipment — is what underpins Borders.

    They create a new continent of sound, a world where Borders don’t exist Though it was titled before the looming spectre of Brexit, Borders, as an album, encompasses much bigger universal themes about belonging in a world where division is more rife than ever. And yet, there’s a uniquely personal aspect that runs throughout the release.

    The show features video mapping, lazers, lights coming together in a fully immersive sound and audio experience.

    Tickets are priced from €10.35-€15.80 from Eventbrite. Show at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019

    Axe Attack Vol. 1: Elder Druid, Towers & Steven Butler (Acoustic)

    39 Gordon Street

    Belfast

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    The first instalment of Belfast's new monthly live rock & metal night, Axe Attack, takes place on June 27 at 39 Gordon Street. The bill will be headlined by Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid support - check out debut album Carmina Satanae, ahead of the release of their follow-up later this year.

    Supporting are progressive hardcore quartet Towers - check out new EP Lurker & Dweller - and an acoustic set from Matua Trap & Kasper Rosa guitarist Steven Butler.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail: Borders

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    Two of Derry's most ambitious minds, Eoin O'Callaghan, AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail join forces for a Belfast performance of their collaborative project, Borders. The show takes place downstairs at The MAC, spanning symphonic ambience to widescreen electronica; a confluence of genres and the country's foremost artist-producers.

    Its blurb reads as follows:
    Having both been releasing music independently of one another since 2012, the album is a project that has almost felt destined to happen. As two artists residing on either sides of the border in Derry/Londonderry, their paths have entwined several times in the past. Now, mirroring the spirit of the times — of grasping for unity and togetherness in an unpredictable, ultimately borderless world — Borders is a release that sees those creative paths meet head-on.

    Across eight tracks, from opener ‘Droves’ to the beat-laden outro ‘Arlene’, O’Callaghan and Vail masterfully blur the contours between contemporary electronic and classical realms. This breaking of new ground — of pushing boundaries and thwarting expectations via attention to detail and a joint penchant for analogue equipment — is what underpins Borders.

    They create a new continent of sound, a world where Borders don’t exist Though it was titled before the looming spectre of Brexit, Borders, as an album, encompasses much bigger universal themes about belonging in a world where division is more rife than ever. And yet, there’s a uniquely personal aspect that runs throughout the release.

    The show features video mapping, lazers, lights coming together in a fully immersive sound and audio experience.

    Tickets cost £16 from The MAC. Show at 8pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    Breezeblock: Summer Blockbuster

    Plastik

    Belfast

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    On June 28, Breezeblock takes over Plastik for an event celebrating some of the amazing talent around at the moment. The lineup is as follows: 

    Anastasia KristensenBruce [Hessle Audio], Carlton DoomMarion HawkesMount PalomarNez [DSNT], Bobby AnalogKapoorSon ZeptCartin [Acid Flex], KesslerNoahCaoimheRyan PercyMikey Johnston [B-Side], Body Varials [Glass], Heads [Vetirgo]

    2 main rooms will be stacked with talent and, weather permitting, things will be kicking off outside by the river.

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    One of our favourite bands, and one constantly on the ascent are Dundalk's trip-hop-tinged noise-pop outfit Just Mustard, who've just made their Primavera debut. They're playing a short Irish tour in June, stopping off at Cork's Cyprus Avenue on the 28th. Watch the video for their most recent single, 'Frank'.

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

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019

    The Mother Pride Block Party

    The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

    Dublin

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    The phenomenal bill for this year's Mother Pride Block Party takes place on June 29 and will be held outdoors at Collins Barracks in Dublin, and will be the biggest yet. Taking place after the parade, it will have 2 areas, 2 stages and full bars, food stalls & art installations.

    The bill comprises Danish pop start Mother DJsDaithíPillow QueensPanti BlissKelly-Anne ByrnePaul RyderConor Behan, Kate Brennan Harding, Claire Beck, Miss Kate, with bonus drag aerobics, a singalong social & Dublin Pride stage.

    Tickets are priced from €18 from Eventbrite. Things kick off at 4pm.

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019

    The Living End

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Back with their eighth album Wunderbar, Australian psychobilly/punk rock'n'roll outfit The Living End play Dublin's Academy on June 29.  Fondly remembered for their preference of double-bass over electric, listen to 'Prisoner of Society'.

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

  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019

    Vampire Weekend

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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    Adding to the likes of New Order & Paul Weller in the already-stellar Trinity Summer Series, Vampire Weekend are set to play the Dublin College on July 1. This show follows the release of their fourth album, Father of the Bride.

    Tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    02
    Jul
    2019

    Foals

    Trinity College

    Dublin

     

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    Math-influenced indie rock outfit Foals headline Trinity Green on July 2 as part of their summer series.

    This follows the release of the first part of their dual album project, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, with the following set for release in Autumn. Watch the video for 'Exits'.

    Tickets cost €52 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Tash Sultana

    The Marquee

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Janelle Monáe

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets for the show cost €54.65 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Eddie Vedder w/Glen Hansard

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of Pearl Jam frontman's forthcoming European dates, Eddie Vedder returns to the 3Arena on July 3.

    His debut solo album, the Into The Wild soundtrack in 2007, was followed up in 2012 with Ukulele Songs. He was inducted into Rock & Roll HoF, and this show takes place two years on from his last acclaimed show here, which broke curfew and cost him a reported €25,000.

    Support comes from Dublin's troubadour-in-chief Glen Hansard.

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

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Tash Sultana

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Paul Weller

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Platform Arts 10th Anniversary Fundraiser: Blue Whale, Touch Sensitive

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    To celebrate their tenth year, Belfast's Platform Art Gallery & Studio hosts a night to raise funds at the Menagerie on July 4 featuring music from some of our favourite Belfast visionaries.

    Experimental jazz rock quartet Blue Whale play - listen to debut LP ProcessOn DJ duties are Belfast-based label Touch Sensitive and feminist queer-space The 343. Also expect raffles and the like.

    Admission costs £10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    Longitude

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019

    Spirit Ruiner EP Launch w/Elder Druid, Rupturation & Scimitar

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Belfast death-doom-sludge trio Spirit Ruiner are set to release their new EP Volume 2 with a Distortion Project show at the Limelight 2 on July 6. Check out Vol. 1 on Bandcamp.

    Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid support - check out debut album Carmina Satanae, ahead of the release of their follow-up later this year - as well as death metallers Rupturation - watch the video for 'Strife' - and thrash metallers Scimitar.

    Admission costs £6 and doors open at 5pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    New Order

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos'

    National Opera House

    Wexford

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    Have a dose of musings on misery, love & politics as Dylan Moran returns with new show Dr Cosmos for a few shows in his homeland. He'll perform at Wexford National Opera House on July 7.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2019
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    10
    Jul
    2019

    Moving Hearts

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Star-studded celtic rock band Moving Hearts play over July 9 & 10. 

    Formed in 1981 when bouzouki player Dónal Lunny and Christy Moore decided to explore bridging contemporary music with traditional in the vein of Horslips. The resulting three studio albums came out from 1981-85, with the band going on a break for two decades before reforming in 2007. The current lineup features Donal Lunny on bouzouki, Davy Spillane on uilleann pipes and low whistles, Keith Donald on sax and bass clarinet, Eoghan O’Neill on bass, Noel Eccles on percussion,  Anthony Drennan on guitars, Liam Bradley on drums, Graham Henderson on keyboards and Mick Hanly on vocals. Check out some live footage.

    Tickets are priced from €41.50 from NCH.ie.

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2019

    Stevie Wonder

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The one and only Stevie Wonder will play Dublin's 3Arena on July 9.

    The legendary singer, songwriter, musician, and producer will bring his The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music to the venue as he approaches his 70th birthday, having been in the music world since 1961. He's recorded over 30 US top-ten its and received over 25 Grammy Awards, as well as selling over 100 million records, which include the sheet perfection of Innervisions Songs In The Key of Life.

    Tickets are priced from €99.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2019

    Mikaela Davis

    Ruby Sessions

    Dublin

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    New York harpist Mikaela Davis is set to play a run of six Irish shows following the release of her latest album Delivery, which ties together folk, retro experimental pop, and funk quite unlike any other. It was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton, known for St. Vincent, Angel Olsen & David Byrne. She plays kicks off with a show at the Ruby Sessions on Doyle's, College Street on July 9. Check her out on Audiotree.

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019

    Mikaela Davis

    The Roundy

    Cork

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    New York harpist Mikaela Davis is set to play a run of six Irish shows following the release of her latest album Delivery, which ties together folk, retro experimental pop, and funk quite unlike any other. It was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton, known for St. Vincent, Angel Olsen & David Byrne. She plays Cork's Roundy on July 10. Check her out on Audiotree.

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019

    Idles

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019

    Mikaela Davis

    Upstairs @ Dolans

    Limerick

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    New York harpist Mikaela Davis is set to play a run of six Irish shows following the release of her latest album Delivery, which ties together folk, retro experimental pop, and funk quite unlike any other. It was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton, known for St. Vincent, Angel Olsen & David Byrne. She plays upstairs at Dolan's, Limerick on July 11. Check her out on Audiotree.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Villagers & Aldous Harding

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

    Supported by Aldous Harding

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Mikaela Davis

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    New York harpist Mikaela Davis is set to play a run of six Irish shows following the release of her latest album Delivery, which ties together folk, retro experimental pop, and funk quite unlike any other. It was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton, known for St. Vincent, Angel Olsen & David Byrne. She plays Galway's Roisin Dubh on July 12. Check her out on Audiotree.

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

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Bob Dylan & Neil Young

    Nowlan Park

    Kilkenny

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Mac DeMarco

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Incumbent king of slacker indie-pop Mac DeMarco plays his biggest Irish headline show to date at Iveagh Gardens on July 14.

    He'll be touring his sixth album, following up on 2017's This Old Dog. Have you watched 'Pepperoni Playboy: A Macumentary' yet?

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €46.65.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Mikaela Davis

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    New York harpist Mikaela Davis is set to play a run of six Irish shows following the release of her latest album Delivery, which ties together folk, retro experimental pop, and funk quite unlike any other. It was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton, known for St. Vincent, Angel Olsen & David Byrne. She wraps up on July 14 with a show upstairs at Whelan's. Check her out on Audiotree.

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

  • Mon
    15
    Jul
    2019

    Vieux Farka Touré

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Often known as the Hendrix of the Sahara, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré returns to the Sugar Club on July 15.

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

    Tickets are available from the Sugar Club, priced €25. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    16
    Jul
    2019

    MONO

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Japanese post-rock collective MONO finally return to Belfast, playing Voodoo on July 16.

    Back with their tenth album Nowhere Now Here, recorded by Steve Albini, it's another panoramic foray into the space between post-rock and contemporary classical, with some moments of crushing Russian Circles-esque sludge. Listen here.

    Tickets cost £16.50 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    17
    Jul
    2019
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    18
    Jul
    2019

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019

    Garbage

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019

    Kevin Morby

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Coinciding with the release of new double album Oh My God, Texan indie folk rock singer-songwriter Kevin Morby is set to play The Grand Social on July 19.

    Prior to his solo career, he released six records with Woods & The Babies between 2009-2012. His first four solo albums have achieved unanimous acclaim, noted for their deft use of space and masterful grasp of prose. Check out the sprawling American Gothic epic that put him in the critical eye 'Harlem River'.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €22.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019

    Disturbance Fest

    The Central Bar

    Letterkenny

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    Having been around for two years now, Letterkenny DIY promotion Disturbance holds its first all-day festival, featuring an incredibly eclectic mix of punk, indie, psych, emo, alt. rock & metal at The Central Bar & No. 58 on July 20.

    Announced so far are Dublin heavy space rock outfit Wild Rocket - have a listen to second album Dissociation Mechanics - punk'n'roll artist Scally - check him on Soundcloud - Belfast indie-psych quartet Junk Drawer - watch their video for 'Year of the Sofa' - pub-rockers Dogmandü, Dundalk post-hardcore trio Podracer - check them on Bandcamp - and Donegal alt-punks Fierce Pit Bosses.

    Under 18's afternoon tickets and over 18 evening tickets are priced €10, with an all-dayer costing €15, available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 2pm.

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019

    The Wailers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The one and only The Wailers play Vicar Street on July 23. Featuring bassist & founder Aston 'Familyman' Barrett and original guitarist Donald Kinsey, and many of the original Wailers' family, the Wailers keep the name alive, as was Bob Marley's wish. 

    Tickets cost €33.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019

    Action Bronson

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Queens, New York rapper Ariyan Arslani aka Action Bronson, returns to play Dublin's Academy on July 23.

    Active as a hip-hop artist since 2008, he's released several albums, written books, and became a reality television star with his talk show The Untitled Action Bronson Show and Viceland food show Fuck, That's Delicious. Watch the video for 'White Bronco'.

    Tickets, priced at €42.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019

    Ezra Furman

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Art-pop auteur Ezra Furman plays a pair of Irish shows following last year's release, Transangelic Exodus, a partly-fictionalised road trip & queer outlaw saga. First up is a Cyprus Avenue show on July 23.

    Singing about love, gender, sexuality, religion, and injustice, he's the social barometer for 21st Century America. Expect an amazing performance from him and current touring band The Visions. Watch the video for 'I Love You So Bad'.

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

  • Wed
    24
    Jul
    2019

    Ezra Furman

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Art-pop auteur Ezra Furman plays a pair of Irish shows following last year's release, Transangelic Exodus, a partly-fictionalised road trip & queer outlaw saga. The latter takes place on July 24 at the Button Factory.

    Singing about love, gender, sexuality, religion, and injustice, he's the social barometer for 21st Century America. Expect an amazing performance from him and current touring band The Visions. Watch the video for 'I Love You So Bad'.

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

  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2019

    Kerbdog w/Duellists

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Classic Cormac Battle-fronted alt. rock out Kerbdog play a rare Belfast show at the Limelight 2 on July 26.

    Releasing a string of EPs & singles, the band were Dublin's answer to Gen X rock, releasing their Alice In Chains-recalling debut in 1994 & one of the all-time Irish classic albums On The Turn three years later. Listen to 'Sally'. They had a short number of shows after the dissolution of Battle & Darragh Butler's next project Wilt, leading to a full-blown reunion and live album, Congregation in 2014. 

    Support comes from Belfast-based riffers Duellists.

    Tickets cost £19.50 from Katy's Bar & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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    Bangor-born indie pop act Two Door Cinema Club play Galway's Festival Big Top on July 26 following the June release of their new album, False Alarm.

    They released their hit-laden debut album Tourist History in 2010 through Kinsuné Records, which propelled them globally. This was followed by Beacons in 2012, Gameshow four years later, and now False Alarm - watch the video for 'Talk'. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €54.15. Gates open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019

    Kerbdog w/Wolff

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Classic Cormac Battle-fronted alt. rock out Kerbdog play Whelan's on July 27.

    Releasing a string of EPs & singles, the band were Dublin's answer to Gen X rock, releasing their Alice In Chains-recalling debut in 1994 & one of the all-time Irish classic albums On The Turn three years later. Listen to 'Sally'.

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

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019

    The London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    The Grand Social hosts a special performance from the London Astrobeat Orchestra in which they'll be performing the music from Talking Heads' seminal Stop Making Sense concert film.

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

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

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019

    Coaster 2

    Atlantic Bar & Babushka

    Portrush

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    The second annual Coaster event takes place on July 27 at Portrush's Atlantic Bar & Babushka, and is rammed from the top down. Headlining is singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton, aka Jealous of the Birds.Blending folk & indie rock and beyond, her debut album Parma Violets came out in 2016 - check out recent single 'Blue Eyes'.

    The lineup features a huge number of NI's finest, including fast-rising young alt. pop artist & multi-instrumentalist ROE - check out the video for 'Playground Fights' - organiser Ewen Friers' socially-charged punk-pop outfit Catalan - watch the video for 'OKA' - one of Ireland's finest electronic artists ArvoParty - check out 'D U S T'.

    Experimental jazz rock quartet Blue Whale - listen to debut album Process, Katie Richardson's Hex Hue, Limerick emo project Anna's Anchor - listen to Everybody's Welcome - indie-psych quartet Junk Drawer - watch their video for 'Year of the Sofa' - emo/power-pop act Fox Colony - watch the video for 'Supermarkets' - and singer-songwriter Beulah Kim all also share the bill.

    The day will also feature a host more live activity, including beer tasting. Tickets cost £13 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 1pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
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    28
    Jul
    2019

    Josh Ritter

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter plays the National Concert Hall on July 27 & 28, with the latter added due to demand.

    His new Jason Isbell-produced album was recorded at RCA's Studio A in Nashville, allowing his Americana roots to plough further than ever before. Fever Breaks is his tenth album in two decades - have a listen to 'All Some Kind of Dream'.

    Tickets cost €38 from NCH.ie

  • Mon
    29
    Jul
    2019
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    31
    Jul
    2019

    Billy Bragg

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Legendary English voice of protest Billy Bragg is set to bring his One Step ForwardTwo Steps Back show to Whelan's on July 29, 30 & 31.

    The tour will see Bragg perform three unique shows on consecutive nights in each town. The first performance will feature Bragg's 35-year-spanning current set, the following night will see him erform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). His third performance, will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: Workers Playtime (1988), Don't Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke(1996).

    Tickets are available here, priced €35 for a single night, and €95 for all three. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019

    Lime Cordiale

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Australia is the current indie jam hotspot, and Sydney duo Lime Cordiale are the next act from its surf school to emerge, playing the Sound House on August 1.

    Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach look set to follow up last year's debut Permanent Vacation by the end of 2019. The pair knead funk, folk, synthwave into their sun-kissed indie pop - check out 'Money'.

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

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2019
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    04
    Aug
    2019

    All Together Now 2019

    Curraghmore Estate

    Waterford

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

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

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

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019

    Monolith Festival 2019

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Cork all-day metal festival Monolith takes place this year at Cyprus Avenue on August 3. Confirmed so far are Welsh death metal trio Desecration, their fellow countrymen, Sodomized Cadaver and Irish dark ambient & drone-tinged black metallers From The Bogs Of Aughiska.

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    It's five years since their Novello-winning last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, set to play Cork Opera House on August 3 following their set at All Together Now.

    Tickets cost €30 from Cork Opera House & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Aug
    2019

    The Dwarves w/The Bonnevilles & Mosmo Strange

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Chicago garage-punk outfit The Dwarves play Voodoo on August 7. Formed in the mid 80s, while they're broadly a punk band, have taken in elements of hardcore, surf rock, hip-hop and beyond, and are a beloved bastion of punk rock ethics. Have a listen to 'Anybody Out There?'.

    Supporting comes from whiskey-loving thrashy garage-blues duo The Bonnevilles - watch the video for '10'000' - and stoner-tinged alt. rock quartet Mosmo Strange.

    Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2019

    Russian Circles

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    U:mack & Aiken have combined forces to bring progressive, sludgy post-metal trio Russian Circles back to Dublin, playing The Button Factory on August 8.

    Formed in Chicago in 2004, their debut album Enter is a classic of the genre, and each subsequent record has built upon the last. This show accompanies the release of their latest album, Blood Year, through Sargent House.

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

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019

    The Human League

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019

    Russian Circles

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    U:mack & Aiken have combined forces to bring progressive, sludgy post-metal trio Russian Circles back to Dublin, playing Galway's Roisin Dubh on August 9.

    Formed in Chicago in 2004, their debut album Enter is a classic of the genre, and each subsequent record has built upon the last. This show accompanies the release of their latest album, Blood Year, through Sargent House.

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

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019

    Richard Thompson [Solo]

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    London folk rock icon Richard Thompson OBE returns for a short run of solo acoustic performances in Ireland, kicking off at Vicar Street on August 10. 

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

    Among his finest albums are 1974's I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight, recorded alongside his wife Linda, as well as their run of '70s albums until their split, documented on Turn Out The Lights. His hybrid picking, alternate tunings, droning techniques and preference for Stratocasters have been hallmarks of his sound over the years, and last year returned with acclaimed 19th studio album, 13 Rivers

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €37.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019

    Russian Circles

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Solid Choice Industries and the Limelight have combined forces to bring progressive, sludgy post-metal trio Russian Circles back to Belfast on August 10.

    Formed in Chicago in 2004, their debut album Enter is a classic of the genre, and each subsequent record has built upon the last. This show accompanies the release of their latest album, Blood Year, through Sargent House.

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

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Richard Thompson [Solo]

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    London folk rock icon Richard Thompson OBE returns for a short run of solo acoustic performances in Ireland, playing Ulster Hall on August 11.

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

    Among his finest albums are 1974's I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight, recorded alongside his wife Linda, as well as their run of '70s albums until their split, documented on Turn Out The Lights. His hybrid picking, alternate tunings, droning techniques and preference for Stratocasters have been hallmarks of his sound over the years, and last year returned with acclaimed 19th studio album, 13 Rivers

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

  • Tue
    13
    Aug
    2019

    Richard Thompson [Solo]

    Town Hall Theatre

    Galway

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    London folk rock icon Richard Thompson OBE returns for a short run of solo acoustic performances in Ireland, playing Galway's Town Hall Theatre on August 13.

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

    Among his finest albums are 1974's I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight, recorded alongside his wife Linda, as well as their run of '70s albums until their split, documented on Turn Out The Lights. His hybrid picking, alternate tunings, droning techniques and preference for Stratocasters have been hallmarks of his sound over the years, and last year returned with acclaimed 19th studio album, 13 Rivers

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €36.20. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    13
    Aug
    2019

    Durand Jones & The Indications

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    R&B/soul outfit Durand Jones & the Indications play The Grand Social on August 13.

    Heavily influenced by classics like Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, the young students of 70s soul look outwardly at the current climate to deliver something wholly appropriate for our time. Watch the video for recent single 'Morning In America'.

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

  • Wed
    14
    Aug
    2019

    Killing Joke

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Industrial post-punk pioneers Killing Joke return to the Academy on August 14.

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

    Tickets cost €27.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019
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    18
    Aug
    2019

    Another Love Story 2019

    Killon Manor

    Co. Meath

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

    The full line-up features DowryThe Redneck ManifestoAE MakJunior BrotherSzun WavesMaria SomervilleKobinaChristian Loffler and many more, it's arguably their strongest and most electric bill to date. See it below. A self-proclaimed "summer celebration of music, art, discussion, food, fun & frolics”, the festival’s line-up will be announced over the coming weeks and months.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    Broken Social Scene

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Canadian alternative rock collective Broken Social Scene return to Dublin after last year's sold out show, playing Vicar Street on August 17.

    Containing experimental, noisy & baroque pop elements, the collective fell under the post-rock ideology early on, breaking through with You Forgot It in People. Their collective featured which featured a massively extended lineup in addition to the band's core members. Their last album, Hug of Thunder, was nominated for a JUNO Award, and this date accompanies the release of new EP Let's Try The After Vol. 1. Check out new single 'Can't Find My Heart'.

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

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019

    Foo Fighters

    Boucher Road Playing Fields

    Belfast

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

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

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    Madness

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    The Chats

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Self-described pub-punk shed-rock trio The Chats headline the Limelight 2 on August 20.

    Another explosive Australian band, watch the video for 'Smoko' from their second EP. They're set to release their debut album later in the year.

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

  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2019

    The Chats

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Self-described pub-punk shed-rock trio The Chats headline the Green Room @ The Academy on August 21.

    Another explosive Australian band, watch the video for 'Smoko' from their second EP. They're set to release their debut album later in the year.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €17.45. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Post Malone

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the world's biggest hip-hop stars Post Malone plays the RDS on August 22.

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

    Tickets are available from €75.75 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Stiff Little Fingers

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Belfast punk legends Stiff Little Fingers play Dublin's Academy on August 23.

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

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

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Villagers

    First Bangor Church

    Bangor

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    Villagers are set to play this year’s Open House Festival in Bangor on August 23. Doubling up as the only Northern Irish date on the band’s current European tour, Conor O’Brien and co. will play in First Bangor church (a new venue for the festival this year) on Friday, August 23.

    “We’re thrilled to be bringing Villagers to Bangor for this year’s festival,” said Kieran Gilmore, Open House Director, “and First Bangor Church will be the perfect setting for this very special concert. Dating back to the 1830s, it’s one of the town's most beautiful and historic churches with a circular auditorium, wooden balcony and divine acoustics.

    “The gig will be a full band show finishing at 10pm,” he continued, “leaving people plenty of time to check out the local pubs and help support our night time economy. But for those that need to leave town earlier, the last train to Belfast departs from Bangor station at 10.27pm.” Listen to 'A Trick of the Light', taken from his latest album.

    Tickets, priced £29.50, are available here.

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019

    Stiff Little Fingers, New Model Army, Therapy? & The Toy Dolls

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    Back for the third edition of Putting The Fast In Belfast, iconic & still excellent live band Stiff Little Fingers headline Custom House Square in their hometown on August 24 with a fantastic supporting cast.

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

    Supporting are Bradford post-punk legends New Model Army, Downpatrick alt. metal legends act Therapy? and classic English punks The Toy Dolls. The ineffable Terri Hooley will also DJ the event.

    Tickets cost £27 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

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

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

    In 2018, the duo debuted at Coachella, played Glasto, Pitchfork, Primavera and all the big names. An immersive live show, they're placed amongst the visuals for a pulsing, visceral sense of togetherness. Watch the video for 'Glue'.

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

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

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

    The Specials

    The Seafront

    Bangor

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    The greatest ska band of them all, 2-Tone legends The Specials, play Bangor's Seafront on August 25 as part of the Open House Festival.

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

    Tickets cost £45 and are available here.

  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
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    27
    Aug
    2019

    Beirut

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Returning for his first Irish shows in 7 years, Beirut is set to play Vicar Street on August 26 & 27.

    Masterminded by Zach Condon, Beirut's fifth album, Gallipoli, came out at the start of February, marking an new understated, nostalgic turn for the act - watch the video for 'Landslide'.

    Tickets are priced from €37.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Sep
    2019

    The Last Podcast on the Left

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Spanning everything from Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves and Jonestown to iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes and more, Last Podcast on the Left has established itself as a supreme go-to for all things horror in the world of podcasting.

    Hosted by Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski, the series will stop off at Dublin’s Vicar Street for a live show on September 4th. 

    Tickets cost €30.00 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8.30pm.

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos'

    University Concert Hall

    Limerick

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    Have a dose of musings on misery, love & politics as Dylan Moran returns with new show Dr Cosmos for a few shows in his homeland. He performs at Limerick University Concert Hall on September 5.

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019

    Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos'

    Cork Opera House

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    Have a dose of musings on misery, love & politics as Dylan Moran returns with new show Dr Cosmos for a few shows in his homeland. He plays Cork Opera House on September 6 & 7.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Peter Hook & The Light Play 'Technique' & 'Republic'

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    The current project of the erstwhile Joy Division & New Order bassist/guitarist, Peter Hook & the Light, continue their working through of his discography with a run of 3 Irish dates, kicking off at Dolan's, Limerick on September 12.

    The act are best known for performing entire albums from Hook's back catalogue live in their entirety, including Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Power, Corruption & Lies over the years. This time around, they'll be performing 1989's Technique and 1993's Republic, kicking off with a set of Joy Division material.

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

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    Peter Hook & The Light Play 'Technique' & 'Republic'

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    The current project of the erstwhile Joy Division & New Order bassist/guitarist, Peter Hook & the Light, continue their working through of his discography with a run of 3 Irish dates, playing Dublin's Academy on September 13.

    The act are best known for performing entire albums from Hook's back catalogue live in their entirety, including Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Power, Corruption & Lies over the years. This time around, they'll be performing 1989's Technique and 1993's Republic, kicking off with a set of Joy Division material.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Peter Hook & The Light Play 'Technique' & 'Republic'

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The current project of the erstwhile Joy Division & New Order bassist/guitarist, Peter Hook & the Light, continue their working through of his discography with a run of 3 Irish dates, playing Belfast's Limelight 1 on September 14.

    The act are best known for performing entire albums from Hook's back catalogue live in their entirety, including Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Power, Corruption & Lies over the years. This time around, they'll be performing 1989's Technique and 1993's Republic, kicking off with a set of Joy Division material.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Stephen Malkmus

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Stephen Malkmus will return to Dublin to play Whelans on Saturday, September 14.

    Set to take place almost a year after Malkmus (with the Jicks) played Vicar Street last October, the show is part of a series of solo shows in UK and Europe across September. Revisit Zara Hedderman’s interview with Malkmus from October here. Malkmus recently released his latest solo album, the Berlin-influenced Groove Denied - check out 'Viktor Borgia'.

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

     

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Fur

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Brighton act Fur play upstairs at Whelan's on September 14.

    Influenced by bands like the Strokes & Cribs, they've went on to play with acts like Miles Kane & The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

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

  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2019

    Steve Gunn (Solo)

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and one time Kurt Vile collaborator Steve Gunreturns to Ireland playing Lost Lane on September 16. after his latest album, The Unseen In Between

    Influenced by Indian music, John Fahey, Michael Chapman - on whose latest album he has a production credit - he's become a well-respected artist in his own right. Check out a live session version of 'Morning Is Mended'.

    Tickets, priced at €18.45, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Leisure Society

    The Duke of York

    Belfast

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    English Ivor Novello-nominated outfit Leisure Society are set to play Belfast's Duke of York on September 18.

    An artist's artist, the band has made fans of Brian Eno, Ray Davies & Richard Thompson, and this tour coincides with new album Arrivals & Departures. Have a listen to 'God Has Taken A Vacation'.

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

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Leisure Society

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    English Ivor Novello-nominated outfit Leisure Society are set to play upstairs at Whelan's on September 19.

    An artist's artist, the band has made fans of Brian Eno, Ray Davies & Richard Thompson, and this tour coincides with new album Arrivals & Departures. Have a listen to 'God Has Taken A Vacation'.

    Tickets are available from €14.95 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Dublin for their second Olympia Theatre show of the year on September 19, following the release of their latest album, Mettavolution.

    Three years in the making, the album is their most ambitious conceptual album to date. Tying together their interest in Buddhism, human evolution & nature, it was written & recorded in their studio on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Live, the duo are really in their element - check their KEXP session.

    Tickets, priced €34, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Saint Sister

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Cross-border atmospheric-folk-pop duo Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre, aka Saint Sister, play their biggest headline show in Belfast to date at the Empire on September 19.

    The pair draw from Celtic harp traditions, '60s folk and electronic pop to create what they describe as 'atmosfolk'. They've had a fast-moving couple of years, playing the NCH and Olympia theatre, and their debut album Shape of Silence was one of our Irish releases of 2018. Listen to 'Twin Peaks'.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Samana

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Why. Gigs hold a headline show at Bennigan's for freshly-signed FatCat Records alt-folk duo Samana.

    The Brighton act have just released debut album Ascension - check out the video for 'Harvest', recalling the organic power of Weyes Blood & Beach House.

    Tickets cost £5.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    The Night Café

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool indie outfit The Night Café are set to play Dublin's Academy 2 on September 21. Check out 'Endless Lovers'.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela play Belfast's Limelight on September 21, following the release of their latest album, Mettavolution.

    Three years in the making, the album is their most ambitious conceptual album to date. Tying together their interest in Buddhism, human evolution & nature, it was written & recorded in their studio on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Live, the duo are really in their element - check their KEXP session.

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
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    25
    Sep
    2019

    Ariana Grande

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the biggest names in the pop world right now, Ariana Grande, plays the 3Arena on September 22, 23 & 25.

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    The Night Café

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Liverpool indie outfit The Night Café are set to play Belfast's McHugh's on September 22. Check out 'Endless Lovers'.

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Alex Cameron

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Sydney synth-pop singer-songwriter Alex Cameron is set to headline the Button Factory on September 22.

    The chamelonic singer looks set to follow up on the beloved 2017 LP Forced Witness. Expect a great live show from collaborator & saxophonist Roy Molloy, not to mention Cameron's own dancing chops. Watch the video for 'Miami Memory'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Gary Numan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Celebrating 40 years of music, Gary Numan returns to Dublin once again to play the Olympia Theatre on September 22.

    Breaking through with absolutely seminal works of twisted synth-pop like Replicas and The Pleasure Principle, Numan's status was solidified with 'Cars'. He most recently released 22nd album Savage (Songs From A Broken World) after spending years branching out, getting darker, and finding new sounds.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €34.65. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Pixies

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Boston indie rock legends Pixies will return to Ireland to play two shows in September. Coinciding with the release of their new album in the autumn, the Black Francis-fronted quartet will play Belfast’s Ulster Hall on September 25.

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

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Jethro Tull

    Cork Opera House

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    Progressive rock legends Jethro Tull this year celebrate their 50th anniversary. They're set to play a pair of Irish shows as part of their extensive tour, the former taking place at Cork Opera House on September 25.

    They've release over 30 albums, selling more than 60 million copies since debut This WasAqualung and Thick As A Brick are perhaps their best-known, drawing in whimsical surreal English folk to lengthy compositions, featuring the vocal & trademark flute of frontman Ian Anderson.

    Tickets are available, priced €45 from Cork Opera House.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Spiral Stairs [Pavement]

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, is set to play Belfast's Voodoo on September 25.

    The third solo album, We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized, came out in March - check out the video for the title track.

    Tickets cost £17 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Pixies

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Boston indie rock legends Pixies will return to Ireland to play two shows in September. Coinciding with the release of their new album in the autumn, they play the Olympia Theatre on September 26. 

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

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Jethro Tull

    National Concert Hall

     Dublin

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    Progressive rock legends Jethro Tull this year celebrate their 50th anniversary. They're set to play a pair of Irish shows as part of their extensive tour, the latter at Dublin's National Concert Hall on September 26.

    They've release over 30 albums, selling more than 60 million copies since debut This WasAqualung and Thick As A Brick are perhaps their best-known, drawing in whimsical surreal English folk to lengthy compositions, featuring the vocal & trademark flute of frontman Ian Anderson.

    Tickets are available, priced €45 from NCH.ie.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Stars

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Montreal indie-pop act Stars return for the first time since early 2015 to Dublin, playing The Workman's Club on September 27 to celebrate the release of their Set Yourself On Fire album, 15 years on from its release.

    The band formed in 2000, releasing their debut LP Nightsongs the following year, which led to their relocation to Montreal, touring and releasing alongside their peers, Broken Social Scene. Check out their highest-charting single, 'Ageless Beauty', from the record.

    Tickets, priced at €17.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Saint Sister

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Cross-border atmospheric-folk-pop duo Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre, aka Saint Sister, play a pair of headline shows at Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on September 27 & 28.

    The pair draw from Celtic harp traditions, '60s folk and electronic pop to create what they describe as 'atmosfolk'. They've had a fast-moving couple of years, playing the NCH and Olympia theatre, and their debut album Shape of Silence was one of our Irish releases of 2018. Listen to 'Twin Peaks'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €29.90. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    Bill Callahan w/Dallas Acid

    Vicar Street

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    U.S. singer-songwriter Bill Callahan is finally set to return to Ireland. The Maryland artist, who has also performed as Smog, will play Vicar Street on Sunday, September 29.

    This news comes with the announcement of his first record since 2013, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, featuring twenty new, markedly more concise songs. Check him out live at Third Man Records.

    Support on the night will come from Dallas Acid.

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

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    Nitin Sawhney: 'Beyond Skin' Revisited

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Twenty years on from his Mercury-nominated album, Nitin Sawhney performs at the National Concert Hall on September 30.

    Growing up in an area with a strong far-right presence, the British-Indian musician grew up as one in London as a minority, with his music taking on a strong social slant. He has collaborated and written for with Paul McCartney, Sting, the London Symphony Orchestra, Brian Eno, Sinead O'Connor and many more. This performance will see him revisit his powerful, urban trip-hop-influenced classic - listen to Beyond Skin.

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    Richard Hawley

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Veteran songsmith Richard Hawley plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on September as part of not just the tour for his ninth album, Further, but the celebration of his twentieth year as a solo artist.

    As well as a brief stint in Pulp, Hawley is known for The Longpigs. He's collaborated with a serious number of Britain's most respected artists, including Arctic Monkeys & Manic Street Preachers. Building from his roots of country, blues and rock'n'roll, check out the retrospective, ruminative 'My Little Treasures'.

    Tickets, priced at €39.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Volbeat w/Baroness & Danko Jones

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    A three-strong hard rock bill comes to Belfast's Ulster Hall on October 3, headlined by multi-platinum Danish outfit Volbeat following the release of seventh album, Rewind, Replay Rebound. Watch the video for lead single 'Leviathan'.

    Supporting are sludgy alt. metal outfit Baroness - check out 'Throw Me An Anchor' - and Toronto's Danko Jones.

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

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Stephen James Smith w/Tony Walsh

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Dublin poet Stephen James Smith performs at the Sugar Club on October 3. His debut collection Fear Not came out last year, launched on Parnell Square in September.

    Also performing is English rock'n'roll poet Tony Walsh, who's had high-profile praise from Huffington Post & The Guardian.

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

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Volbeat w/Baroness & Danko Jones

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    A three-strong hard rock bill takes place on October 4 at the Olympia, headlined by multi-platinum Danish outfit Volbeat following the release of seventh album, Rewind, Replay Rebound. Watch the video for lead single 'Leviathan'.

    Supporting are sludgy alt. metal outfit Baroness - check out 'Throw Me An Anchor' - and Toronto's Danko Jones.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €45. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Neil Hannon-led outfit The Divine Comedy accompany the release of their latest album Office Politics, with a run of Irish dates, kicking off at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre on October 6.

    Since their formation in 1989, Hannon has continued to remain one of the most revered songwriters across the UK and Ireland, winning the NI Music Prize for his Lifetime Achievement. Listen to 'Queuejumper'.

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

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    Penguin Café

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Musician, composer & producer Arthur Jeffes is the founder of Penguin Café. The outfit are set to play the National Concert Hall on October 7, performing material from their fifth studio LP, amongst others.

    Having studied archaeology at Cambridge, they went on to explore the Arctic. These studies and their prolonged silence ultimately forming the band. The band features Gorillaz' Cass Browne, Suede's Neil Codling, Oli Langford of Florence & The Machine, and Darren Berry of Razorlight. Check out their Tiny Desk.

    Tickets cost €35 from NCH.ie.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Neil Hannon-led outfit The Divine Comedy accompany the release of their latest album Office Politics, with a run of Irish dates, playing Belfast's Ulster Hall on October 7.

    Since their formation in 1989, Hannon has continued to remain one of the most revered songwriters across the UK and Ireland, winning the NI Music Prize for his Lifetime Achievement. Listen to 'Queuejumper'.

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

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    Helmet

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    As part of their 30th anniversary tour, alt. metal riff machine Helmet play 30 songs a night across 30 cities, and on October 7, make a stop at the Button Factory.

    Founded and fronted by Page Hamilton in New York in 1989, they've released eight excellent albums, and will play sets from across those, as well as some EP rarities and covers, with no openers. Expect a relentless set. The current, and longest running incarnation features Hamilton, Dan Beeman, Dave Case & Kyle Stevenson.

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

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    Neil Hannon-led outfit The Divine Comedy accompany the release of their latest album Office Politics, with a run of Irish dates, playing Cork Opera House on October 8.

    Since their formation in 1989, Hannon has continued to remain one of the most revered songwriters across the UK and Ireland, winning the NI Music Prize for his Lifetime Achievement. Listen to 'Queuejumper'.

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

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019

    Jesca Hoop

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    California-born singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop comes to The Sound House on October 9.

    Growing up as a Mormon, she shed the faith and created music as a teenager without ever taking it seriously until she moved to LA in 2000, becoming a nanny to Tom Waits' children. She released her seventh album, Memories Are Now, to great acclaim in 2017, followed by her latest this year. Watch the video for 'The Lost Sky', from Memories Are Now

    Tickets, priced €17, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    Duke of York, Upstairs

    Belfast

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play their first Belfast headline show upstairs at the Duke of York on October 10.

    The pair have played Primavera, New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, and are best known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Tickets are available for £12, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play by far their biggest headline show to date on October 11, when they hit the Olympia Theatre.

    The pair have played Primavera, New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, and are best known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Tickets are available for €25, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Hunkpapa

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Anthemic indie-pop outfit Hunkpapa play their biggest headline show in Dublin to date at the Grand Social on October 11.

    From Armagh, they have a sound that looks set to fill huge venues yet to come. They're currently working alongside Grammy-nominated producer Mark Needham (The Killers/Fleetwood Mac) - watch the video for 'Lost In The Wild'.

    Admission costs €12.80, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    SYML

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having just released his debut LP, Seattle's Brian Fennell, aka SYML, is set to play the Button Factory.

    Rescheduled from a July 6 date to October 12, check out 'The Bird'.

    Tickets cost €17 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    15
    Oct
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Bangor-born indie pop act Two Door Cinema Club play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 15 in support of new album False Alarm, out in June.

    They released their hit-laden debut album Tourist History in 2010 through Kinsuné Records, which propelled them globally. This was followed by Beacons in 2012, Gameshow four years later, and now False Alarm - watch the video for 'Talk'. 

    Tickets cost €37.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, and it's a 16+ gig.

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Bangor-born indie pop act Two Door Cinema Club play the Telegraph Building, Belfast on October 16 in the final leg of their tour in support of new album False Alarm, which came out in June.

    They released their hit-laden debut album Tourist History in 2010 through Kinsuné Records, which propelled them globally. This was followed by Beacons in 2012, Gameshow four years later, and now False Alarm - watch the video for 'Talk'. 

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

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Hot Chip

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Following the release of their seventh album, A Bath Full of EcstasyHot Chip play Belfast's Limelight 1 on October 16.

    Recorded in Paris & London, the act have worked with outside producers for the first time, while bridging their euphoria & melancholy with pounding electro-pop as ever. Watch the video for recent single 'Hungry Child'.

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

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Hot Chip

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the release of their seventh album, A Bath Full of EcstasyHot Chip play the Olympia on October 17.

    Recorded in Paris & London, the act have worked with outside producers for the first time, while bridging their euphoria & melancholy with pounding electro-pop as ever. Watch the video for recent single 'Hungry Child'.

    Tickets cost €31 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom play their biggest Limerick show to date, headlining Dolan's on October 19.

    The pair have played Primavera, New York, Reykjavik, as well as the bulk of Ireland, and are best known for their invigorating live shows. Watch the video for 'What We Do'.

    Tickets are available for €15, from Ticketmaster and Dolans.ie. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Hælos

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Following the release of their second album, Any Random Kindness, British trip-hop outfit Hælos are set to play Voodoo on October 19. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Hælos

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of their second album, Any Random Kindness, British trip-hop outfit Hælos are set to play Whelan's on October 20. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Chromatics

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Portland, Oregon synth-pop band Chromatics are set to play Dublin's.

    Taking place as part of their Double Exposure European tour, the Ruth Radelet-fronted band will play Vicar Street on October 22.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €28.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019

    OMD

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    English electronic pop act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark play Belfast's Ulster Hall on October 23 as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.

    Formed in 1978, based around Andy McCluskey & Paul Humphreys, they released their influential debut single 'Electricity' in 1979, followed up by 1980 anti-war song 'Enola Gay'. Their Architecture & Morality LP solidified their status as one of new wave's premier acts. They continued on in 1989 after the departure of long-term members, before reuniting in 2005, during which time they've released three more albums. This tour will see them joined by Martin Cooper & Stuart Kershaw, and follows the anniversary reissues of their first four classic albums.

    Tickets are priced £39 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Amanda Palmer

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer is set to return to the National Concert Hall on October 24 following the release of new solo album, There Will Be No Intermission.

    Check out recent single 'Voicemail For Jill', written following her trip to Ireland last year in the wake of the Repeal movement.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    OMD

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    English electronic pop act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark play The Olympia on October 24 as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.

    Formed in 1978, based around Andy McCluskey & Paul Humphreys, they released their influential debut single 'Electricity' in 1979, followed up by 1980 anti-war song 'Enola Gay'. Their Architecture & Morality LP solidified their status as one of new wave's premier acts. They continued on in 1989 after the departure of long-term members, before reuniting in 2005, during which time they've released three more albums. This tour will see them joined by Martin Cooper & Stuart Kershaw, and follows the anniversary reissues of their first four classic albums.

    Tickets cost €45.20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
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    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Amanda Palmer

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer is set to return to Belfast, playing the Ulster Hall on October 26 following the release of new solo album, There Will Be No Intermission.

    Check out recent single 'Voicemail For Jill', written following her trip to Ireland last year in the wake of the Repeal movement.

    Tickets are available here, priced £25.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Willie Watson

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    US singer-songwriter, guitarist, banjo player, actor & Old Crow Medicine Show founder Willie Watson plays The Grand Social on October 26.

    Check out his version of 'Gallows Pole', taken from Folksinger Vol. 2, which puts the spotlight on his ability as a modern interpreter of the traditional canon. Performing southern gospel, railroad songs, delta blues, Irish fiddle tunes & Appalachian music, from the likes of Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis and more.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Flamingods

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Multi-national psychedelic outfit Flamingods are back with new album Levitation, and play Dublin's Sound House on October 26.

    Their latest album features elements of the disco, funk & psychedelia to emerge from the Middle East in the 70s, drenched in sun - look no further than 'Marigold'.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Garrett Kato & Riley Pearce

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Two of Australia's hotly-tipped singer-songwriters Garrett Kato and Riley Pearce play a co-headline show at the Workman's Club on October 10.

    The pair of indie-folk performers are both touring new EPs, with Kato having just opened for Damien Rice, with Pearce off the back off a huge national headline tour back in Australia.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Weyes Blood

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having released one of the albums of the year, Weyes Blood is set to play the Button Factory on October 26.

    Natalie Mering's fourth album, Titanic Rising, came out in April to unanimous acclaim, absorbing classical and renaissance music, pop culture, social commentary into her own take on deconstructed modern pop. Watch the video for 'Movies'.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster

  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019

    Girl In Red

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Norweigian bedroom pop artist girl in red returns to Dublin to play a 14+ show at The Academy Green Room on October 28.

    Marie Ulven is one of the latest to emerge through social media channels, speaking up on mental health and sexuality with an openness to young fans. She's set to release her second EP this year. Listen to 'Dead Girl in the Pool'.

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €57.50.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £49.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Cassia

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The afrobeat-influenced indie-pop of Cassia play Whelan's on November 1. Reminiscent of early Vampire Weekend & Paul Simon, watch the video for 'Small Spaces'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Daughters

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Having returned last year with their first album in eight years, one of the world's finest noise rock outfits Daughters are set to play the Grand Social on November 2.

    Starting out as a grindcore band, they gradually developed into a more cerebral version of industrially-charged metal & hardcore-influenced noise rock. After three albums, the band broke up in 2010, before they returned with arguably their finest yet, You Wont Get What You Want last year. Watch the making of You Won't Get What You Want.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced €19.80. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    The Unthanks: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle w/The Bookshop Band

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks return for the second set of Irish shows in 2019. They'll be performing at the National Concert Hall on November 3, inviting us into Emily Brontë's darkly passionate world.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and in keeping with their themed tours, this performance has been commissioned to mark Brontë's 200th birthday, and using her original cabinet piano, Unthanks' composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of her poems into song. These have been recorded by the Unthanks in the Parsonage in Haworth where Emily worked, and released as part 3 of Lines - their trilogy of albums recorded by historic female writers.

    Supporting are The Bookshop Band, formed between a pair of English folk singer-songwriters & multi-award winning independent bookshop Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They write and perform songs directly inspired by books, having released 13 albums featuring many of the authors with whom they've worked.

    Tickets cost €28 from NCH.ie. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    The Unthanks: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle w/The Bookshop Band

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    Folk-singing siblings Rachel & Becky Unthank & Niopha Keegan, The Unthanks return for the second set of Irish shows in 2019. They'll be performing at Cork Opera House on November 4, inviting us into Emily Brontë's darkly passionate world.

    The Mercury-nominated folk act grew up singing unaccompanied harmonies, and in keeping with their themed tours, this performance has been commissioned to mark Brontë's 200th birthday, and using her original cabinet piano, Unthanks' composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of her poems into song. These have been recorded by the Unthanks in the Parsonage in Haworth where Emily worked, and released as part 3 of Lines - their trilogy of albums recorded by historic female writers.

    Supporting are The Bookshop Band, formed between a pair of English folk singer-songwriters & multi-award winning independent bookshop Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They write and perform songs directly inspired by books, having released 13 albums featuring many of the authors with whom they've worked.

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

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    The longest-serving and last Fall lineup, Imperial Wax are set to play a run of Irish shows, playing the Sound House on November 6.

    These dates fall on the back of the release of their debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs. Check out their single 'No Man's Land'.

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    On the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album, Burn My EyesMachine Head are set to play Belfast's Telegraph Building on November 7.

    Following up on their An Evening With... series, this show will be comprised of 2 parts. Firstly, they're to play a set of their more modern tunes featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn & bassist Jared MacEachern alongside two TBA members. Part 2 will see the Bay Area act's Burn My Eyes played in its entirety, featuring the original lineup rounded out by drummer Chris Kontos & guitarist Logan Mader. Watch the video for 'Davidian'.

     Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    The longest-serving and last Fall lineup, Imperial Wax are set to play a run of Irish shows, playing the Kasbah Social Club on November 7.

    These dates fall on the back of the release of their debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs. Check out their single 'No Man's Land'.

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imogen Heap w/Guy Sigsworth & Frou Frou

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Tech innovator & award-winning artist Imogen Heap brings her first tour in eight years to Dublin's Vicar Street on November 7.

    This is set to launch the blockchain-reliant Mycelia's 'Creative Passport' - which draws together a decentralised version of the music industry, featuring content creators, fans & beyond. What exactly this means beyond media jargon remains to been seen, but she'll be joined by the reformed Frou Frou with Guy Sigswith.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    The Tallest Man On Earth

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his first album in four years, Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth plays Vicar Street on November 8.

    It's called I Love You. It's A Fever Dream., and was written, performed, produced & engineered by the singer-songwriter almost exclusively in his Brooklyn apartment.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    On the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album, Burn My EyesMachine Head are set to play the Olympia Theatre on November 8.

    Following up on their An Evening With... series, this show will be comprised of 2 parts. Firstly, they're to play a set of their more modern tunes featuring frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn & bassist Jared MacEachern alongside two TBA members. Part 2 will see the Bay Area act's Burn My Eyes played in its entirety, featuring the original lineup rounded out by drummer Chris Kontos & guitarist Logan Mader. Watch the video for 'Davidian'.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Cautious Clay

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Cleveland-born RnB artist Cautious Clay plays the Sound House on November 8. Watch the video for 'Cold War'.

    Tickets cost €14.95 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    The Speakeasy Bar

    Belfast

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    The longest-serving and last Fall lineup, Imperial Wax are set to play a run of Irish shows, finishing up at Belfast's Speakeasy Bar on November 9.

    These dates fall on the back of the release of their debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs. Check out their single 'No Man's Land'.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    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 November 10.

    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.

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Funk-laden jazz fusion outfit Snarky Puppy headline the Ulster Hall on November 11 as part of the tour for new album, Immigrance.

    Formed in 2003 by bassist & composer Michael League, the band emerged from the University of North Texas' Jazz Studies program. They, alongside Vulfeck, have spearheaded a resurgence in a form of genre fusion that holds danceability alongside musicianship. Check out the first track to come from Immigrance, 'Xavi'.

    Tickets are priced £35 and available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Funk-laden jazz fusion outfit Snarky Puppy headline Dublin's Olympia Theatre on November 12 as part of the tour for new album, Immigrance.

    Formed in 2003 by bassist & composer Michael League, the band emerged from the University of North Texas' Jazz Studies program. They, alongside Vulfeck, have spearheaded a resurgence in a form of genre fusion that holds danceability alongside musicianship. Check out the first track to come from Immigrance, 'Xavi'.

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

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    She Drew The Gun

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Hypnotically-charged psych-pop artist She Drew The Gun is set to play Voodoo on November 13 as part of her Trouble Everyday tour.

    Loaded with impassioned social resistance, watch the video for 'Resister', from new album Revolution of Mind.

    Tickets cost £12 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Eddie Izzard Presents Wunderbar

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    The Mountain Goats

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Cult indie folk rock act The Mountain Goats are set to return to the Button Factory on November 20.

    Formed initally in the early '90s as a lo-fi solo project for singer-songwriter John Darnielle's eccentric and often emotionally charged sensibilities, the Mountain Goats turned into a full band, developing a more polished sound around the turn of the century. This show follows the release of their 'partial rock opera' In League With Dragons, which self-describes as pioneering the new genre, 'dragon noir'. Listen to their early classic, 'The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton'.

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

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Elder Island

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of their debut LP, The Omnitone Collection, Bristol outfit Elder Island headline Whelan's on November 22. Watch the video for 'You & I'.

    Tickets are priced €18 from WAV Tickets.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Robert Forster

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster returns to Dublin for the second time in 2019 to play the special An Evening With Robert Forster acoustic night at Whelan's on November 25, featuring Karin Baeumler on violin.

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

    Tickets cost €27.50 from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Glammy hard rockers The Darkness' return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 1 on November 26 in support of sixth album, Easter Is Cancelled.

    Formed in 2000 by Lowestoft brothers Justin & Dan Hawkins, the lineup is completed by charismatic bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Tiger Taylor. The Darkness made waves playing on the pomp & showmanship of classic rock & roll at its peak, releasing only 2 albums during their initial run (Permission To Land & One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back) and are now onto their fourth since their reunion.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster for £26.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Jaws

    Duke of York

    Belfast

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    Birmingham dream-pop outfit Jaws headline Belfast's Duke of York on November 26 following the release of their third album, The Ceiling. Watch the video for 'Driving At Night'

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £12. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Glammy hard rockers The Darkness' return to Dublin, playing the Academy on November 27 in support of sixth album Easter Is Cancelled.

    Formed in 2000 by Lowestoft brothers Justin & Dan Hawkins, the lineup is completed by charismatic bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Tiger Taylor. The Darkness made waves playing on the pomp & showmanship of classic rock & roll at its peak, releasing only 2 albums during their initial run (Permission To Land & One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back) and are now onto their fourth since their reunion.

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Jaws

    Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Birmingham dream-pop outfit Jaws headline the Academy 2 on November 27 following the release of their third album, The Ceiling. Watch the video for 'Driving At Night'

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

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Bell X1 Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Having now been together for 20 years, Bell X1 play a pair of 'Acoustic-ish' dates accompanied by composer Éna Brennan's Dowry Strings on November 29 & 30.

    Having last year played a sold-out five night stint at the venue, the trio's last release was seventh album, Arms. Check out their 360 video of 'Tongue', accompanied by Dowry Strings.

    Tickets cost €38.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Bailer, Black Coast, Hornets & Bitter Pill

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    For Shizznigh Promotions November 29 instalment of Live Free at Fibbers' main venue, Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer headline. Check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp.

    Melodic hardcore act Black Coast, Belfast blackened sludgy hardcore quartet Hornets - Witch Hunt - and Bitter Pill.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Whitney

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Chicago-based soulful rock outfit Whitney play the Academy on December 1.

    Led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich & guitarist Max Kakacek, this accompanied the release of their follow-up to debut album Light Upon The Lake, which was widely heralded upon its 2016 release. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Yola

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Her star very much on the ascent, Bristol country & soul-blending artist Yola returns to Dublin, playing the Olympia on December 1. Shooting to fame after her performance on Jools’ Annual Hootenanny rounded off a 2018 that saw her record her long-awaited debut album Walk Through Fire.

    Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Walk Through Fire is a display of her incredible vocal and songwriting range that's led to acclaim from just about every outlet going. Check her out here.

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

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Following the release of fourth album The More I Sleep The Less I DreamWe Were Promised Jetpacks play the Workman's Club on December 5.

    The Scottish outfit have just returned after 4 years away, after the release of 2014's Unravelling. Produced by Jonathan Low - known for The National, Sufjan Stevens & Kurt Vile - after a long time spent re-evaluating their music. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €18 from Ticketmaster

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Duke of York

    Belfast

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos play Belfast's Duke of York on December 5.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

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

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Heavy music virtuoso/savant Devin Townsend plays Dublin's Academy on December 6.

    This comes as part of the tour for latest album, Empath, out at the end of March. Known for his work in the technically complex, almost clinical Devin Townsend Project & Strapping Young Lad, this tour will see no click tracks, and a performance geared more towards fluidity and improvisation.

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

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos play their biggest Dublin show to date at the Olympia Theatre on December 6.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    John Sheahan - A Dubliner's 80th Birthday Celebration

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    On December 6, The Dubliners' legendary fiddle player John Sheahan is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in the most apt of ways - with a special concert at Vicar Street featuring his friends and guests.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Heavy music virtuoso/savant Devin Townsend plays the Limelight 1 on December 7.

    This comes as part of the tour for latest album, Empath, out at the end of March. Known for his work in the technically complex, almost clinical Devin Townsend Project & Strapping Young Lad, this tour will see no click tracks, and a performance geared more towards fluidity and improvisation.

    Tickets cost £24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Fontaines D.C.

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been the success of Fontaines D.C., and this looks to be calcified with a show at Vicar Street on December 7 - their only 2019 Dublin gig.

    They've released four incredibly well-received singles, been championed by Steve Lamacq, 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 cost €26 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Fangclub

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    With their second album out in July, post-grunge trio Fangclub are set to play a headline show at the Button Factory on December 13.

    Check out their latest single 'Hesitations'.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    The Blades

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Dublin new wave band The Blades, having reunited in 2013 to sellout crowds, play their seventh annual Christmas show at The Academy on December 14.

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

    Check out their new material on Bandcamp.

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

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Alt. rock shaman and Tom Waits' & Leonard Cohen's sonic bastard child Mark Lanegan plays Dublin's Button Factory on December 17.

    The journeyman was frontman of Screaming Trees, formed in 1984, releasing his first solo album, The Winding Sheet in 1990, performing alongside the likes of Isobel Anderson and QOTSA. This show accompanies the release of his 11th solo album, Somebody's Knocking. Check out recent single 'Stitch It Up',

    Tickets cost €28.50 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 7pm

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Alt. rock shaman and Tom Waits' & Leonard Cohen's sonic bastard child Mark Lanegan plays Belfast's Empire on December 18 as part of the Open House Festival.

    The journeyman was frontman of Screaming Trees, formed in 1984, releasing his first solo album, The Winding Sheet in 1990, performing alongside the likes of Isobel Anderson and QOTSA. This show accompanies the release of his 11th solo album, Somebody's Knocking. Check out recent single 'Stitch It Up',

    Tickets cost £26.50 from Open House.

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos headline the Roisin Dubh on December 19.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    INEC Gleneagle Hotel

    Killarney

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos headline the INEC Gleneagle Hote on December 21.

    Intimate, yet panoramic in scale, his debut album Wild Alee earned a Choice Music Prize nomination - watch the video for 'This Is Us Colliding'.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019

    The Dublin Legends

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The supergroup of Sean Cannon, Paul Watchcorn, Gerry O'Connor & Shay Kavanagh play Vicar Street on December 28.

    The Dublin Legends were born out of the untimely passing of founding member Barney McKenna & John Sheahans' decision to retire. In 2017, guitarist & founder Eamonn Campbell passed away while on tour, replaced with Irish folk stalwart Shay Kavanagh, with Sean Cannon fronting The Dubliners for over 30 years. Expect many of the standards to reel in the year at this Christmas show.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020

    Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Now into its fifth year, the Dublin Bowie Festival has announced its 2020 headline act. Holy Holy features an all-star lineup of long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti on bass, '70-'73 Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, with the band set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 11. 

    Vocals come from Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, keys/sax from Berenice Scott & Jessica Lee Morgan, while Scott Walker/Cult guitarist James Stevenson and Ian Hunter/Geldof guitarist Paul Cuddeford join them. They'll be performing Bowie's third album, The Man Who Sold The World, and Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars. As well as the former, Visconti produced some of Bowie's most acclaimed work, like the Berlin trilogy, Blackstar and Diamond Dogs - not to mention his work with some of the biggest rock artists of the 20th Century: Thin Lizzy, Iggy Pop, Morrissey & beyond.

    Tickets are priced from €45.20, available at Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    13
    Jan
    2020

    David Keenan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Young Dundalk singer-songwriter David Keenan plays the Olympia on January 13 in what's his biggest headline performance to date.

    An artist who very much lives in the shadow the great Irish tradition, he's a performer of incredible charisma. Check him out on the Late Late Show.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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