Gig Guide

Event Information

  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2018

    Crywank, Rosseau, Ghost Office & In Gloom

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    DIY bedroom sadcore act Crywank come over from Manchester to play Voodoo on January 3. His blackly comical razor-sharp anti-folk has led to wealth of prolificacy over the years - check some out.

    Mathy Derry emo duo Rosseau support -  check them on Bandcamp - as well aspost-punk indie rock trio Ghost Office - who you should definitely listen to on Bandcamp - and In Gloom.

    Tickets cost £8 from WeGotTickets or £10 on the door. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2018

    Crywank, Rosseau & Ghost Office [All-Ages]

    The Barracks

    Belfast

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    Ahead of their joint show in Voodoo later that night, DIY bedroom sadcore act Crywank performs at Belfast's small city centre venue, The Barracks on January 3 in an earlier, all-ages show. His blackly comical razor-sharp anti-folk has led to wealth of prolificacy over the years - check some out.

    Mathy Derry emo duo Rosseau are tour cohorts in this short run of Irish dates -  check them out on Bandcamp - as well as post-punk indie rock trio Ghost Office - who you should definitely listen to on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost £7.76 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm, .

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018

    Bad Soup: Oh Boland, Farah Elle, Tribal Dance & more

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Bad Soup hold a who's who of up-and-coming Irish acts at the Grand Social for their Bad Soup for a Good Cause on January 5, with all profits going to The Irish Cancer Society.

    Live music comes from Tuam garage rockers Oh Boland - listen to their debut album Spilt Milk - pianist & singer-songwriter Farah Elle - check out her Soundcloud - Tribal Dance, Little One, Wichita and Spongebob Eyelashes - listen to Quit College, Workship Satan.

    DJs include a TBA special guest, Charlie Garrett b2b AJ, Nonethewyser, Ciaran Fitz, Nathan Simmons, Dave Lyons, Beau Sweeney, DJ BEEF and Cóilí Collins.

    So get down and celebrate the scene for a good cause. Tickets are priced from €5-€10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018

    Gifted: Robyn G Shiels, Reevah, Joel Harkin & Oisín Ó Scolaí

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Kilrea's master of darkness Robyn G Shiels plays Gifted at The Belfast Empire on January 5. Watch the recently-released video for 'We Are of Evil', taken off his 2005 debut LP A Lifetime of Midnights.

    Young Derry indie-folk songstress Reevah supports - check her debut single 'Daydreamer' - alongside Joel Harkin and Oisín ó Scolaí.

    Entry costs only £5, 40% of which will go towards homeless charity, The Simon Community. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    DJ Yoda Presents...Stranger Things - The Mixtape

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Once more, following up neatly on Stranger Things 2's success DJ Yoda comes to the Black Box for the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch Series on January 6.

    DJ Yoda's mixtape for Netflix hit Stranger Things has caused a huge stir online following the nostalgia-laced acclaimed series in 2016. Featuring favourites from 1983, samples from the soundtrack as well as some dialogue, you'll be sucked into its world. Listen here.

    Tickets cost £14 from CQAF. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    Crywank & Rosseau

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    DIY bedroom sadcore act Crywank play two shows on January 6 alongside tour buddies Rosseau as part of a run of Irish dates.

    Crywank's blackly comical razor-sharp anti-folk has led to wealth of prolificacy over the years - check some out - and listen to mathy Derry emo duo Rosseau on Bandcamp

    There's an all-ages acoustic show upstairs at the Workman's earlier in the day, and downstairs there's an 18+ full band performance from both acts in the evening.

    Tickets are priced at €5, €8, and €12 for both performances, available from NVRMNT Records. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Fern Brady

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Performing at the Black Box for the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch Series on January 7 is Scottish comedienne Fern Brady.

    She's sold out her last two Edinburgh Fringe festivals through word out mouth alone, and is now touring for the first time. She's been seen before on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland's Brexit Stage Left.

    Tickets are priced £8 and available from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 6.45pm.

  • Mon
    08
    Jan
    2018

    Topia Presents: Unyielding Love, No Great Loss & Nolan

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Experimental blackened noise-grind outfit Unyielding Love play in a rare Belfast show for Topia at the Menagerie on January 8. We urge you to check them out as they're one of Belfast's finest live bands in any genre - listen to their debut album, The Sweat of Augury.

    Supporting are beatdown five-piece No Great Loss and Nolan & The Zool Boys.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Thu
    11
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes a 12-date Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. The first show takes place at Dundalk's Spirit Store on January 11.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Fri
    12
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes a 12-date Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. January 12 sees them stop off at Fibber Magee's in Dublin.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Any Joy, Ghost Accuser, Vllns & Sean OB

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    Psychotic Reaction bring psych-infused post-punk act Any Joy up from Cork to play Fibber Magees on January 13 in their debut Dublin appearance. Check out their debut LP, Cycles, one of our 2017 favourites.

    Sharing the bill are post-punk/alt. rock outfit Ghost Accuser - check out 'Lifelines' - Dublin rock'n'roll trio VLLNS and Sean OB.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Wolfgang Flür

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Following Aether & Echo's debacle in 2016, where only a handful of people were even aware of his performance, the reliable Out To Lunch Festival by CQAF bring Kraftwerk legend Wolfgang Flür to play the Black Box on January 13.

    Alongside his Kraftwerk cohort Florian Schneider, he was an early developer of electronic drum machines, being the 'drummer', so to speak in the first electronic quartet. Since 2004, he's been performing DJ sets as a presenter, playing tech house, electro and the likes for dancing. He continues to write booked, and the performance will have visual projections.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketsolve, or £12 on the door. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Wolfgang Flür

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Following Aether & Echo's debacle in 2016, where only a handful of people were even aware of his performance, the reliable Out To Lunch Festival by CQAF bring Kraftwerk legend Wolfgang Flür to play the Black Box on January 13.

    Alongside his Kraftwerk cohort Florian Schneider, he was an early developer of electronic drum machines, being the 'drummer', so to speak in the first electronic quartet. Since 2004, he's been performing DJ sets as a presenter, playing tech house, electro and the likes for dancing. He continues to write booked, and the performance will have visual projections.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketsolve, or £12 on the door. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Redneck Manifesto & Margie Jean Lewis

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Almost a year since their return to the gig circuit, seminal Irish math-rock act The Redneck Manifesto play Whelan's on January 13.

    Featuring amongst their ranks Richie Egan, aka Jape, on bass, they released their debut album, Thirtysixstrings in 2001, setting off a generation of Irish instrumental bands. Their last release was 2010's Friendship, but check them out live at Electric Picnic 2016, ahead of the 2018 release of their new album.

    Sharing the bill is Dublin-based atmospheric songstress Margie Jean Lewis - listen to her Soundcloud.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Silent Front (Final Irish Show) & Hands Up Who Wants To Die

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following one-time Richter Collective labelmates The Redneck Manifesto's show downstairs in Whelans Hands Up Who Wants To Die play their first return show with a new frontman, along with the final ever Irish show from their perpetual gigmates Silent Front, upstairs on January 13.

    English post-hardcore noise rockers Silent Front have been together for 23 years, making a mess of every venue in which they laid down their law, playing Dublin many times with HUWWTD. Listen to their rich catalogue on Bandcamp.

    While Dublin's finest noise rock act, Hands Up Who Wants To Die have parted with one of the country's most terrifying, engaging frontmen in Barry Lennon, they're set to reveal a new vocalist at this show following the release of two previously-unheard songs from second album Vega In The Lyre.

    Admission is a grand cost of Absolutely Nothing, and doors open at 11.30pm,

  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    The Secret Garden

    Galway

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes a 12-date Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. January 14 sees them stop off at Galway's Secret Garden.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    Cosey Fanni Tutti (In Conversation)

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Punk pioneer and provocative performer Cosey Fanni Tutti speaks at the Black Box on January 14 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival, having been a thorn in an anxious establishment’s side during the 70s and 80s.

    Her 1976 performance art exhibition, Prostitution, hit the tabloids and caused an almighty stir, with one Tory MP denouncing Cosey and her COUM Transmissions collaborators as ‘wreckers of civilisation’.

    Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades and whose work continues to be held at the vanguard of contemporary art, some of which resides as part of the Tate permanent collection.

    Tickets cost only £5 from CQAF. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018

    Perspectives: Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration

    NCH

    Dublin

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    The seemingly immortal Shane MacGowan's 60th Birthday is to be celebrated with a Perspectives performance at NCH on January 15, featuring a massive cast of friends, collaborators, peers and those who have been influenced by him.

    Tickets are available from NCH, priced from €65-€85. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018

    Conan & Monolord

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    As part of the Irish leg of a joint tour of heft, Liverpool stoner doom  outfit Conan return, playing Belfast's Voodoo on May 16.

    Their downtuned caveman battle doom has yielded three albums to date - check out their most recent - Revengeance

    Sharing the bill are psych-tinged stoner-doom trio Monolord - check them out on Bandcamp.

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

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    6LACK

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of the hottest performers in hip-hop & R&B right now, 6LACK plays the Olympia Theatre on January 16.

    From Atlanta, Georgia, his debut album Free 6LACK came out at the end of 2016 and since then, he's been tipped for massive success - watch the video for 'Prblms'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €25.90. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    Motionless In White [14+]

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    The Academy hosts a 14+ gig from gothic metalcore outfit Motionless In White on January 16. The Scranton five-piece's fourth album, Graveyard Shift, came out in 2017 through Roadrunner. 

    Tickets are priced at €25.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018

    God Mother & Ilenkus

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Solid Choice Industries bring Swedish underground hardcore greats God Mother to Belfast in one of five Irish dates, when they play Voodoo on January 17.

    The quartet released their label debut Vilseledd on Party Smasher Inc. - also home to the Dillinger Escape Plan - and have been a rising force of the underground since their 2012 inception.

    Sharing the bill are the Galway progressive hardcore act Ilenkus, who recently put out new EP, Hunger, which moves them into more noisy hardcore territory. Watch the brilliant, notorious video for 'Over The Fire, Under The Smoke'.

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018

    Steel Panther w/Wayward Sons

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    LA hair metal parody outfit Steel Panther play Dublin's Academy on January 18 as part of their Lower The Bar tour.

    They've existed since 1997, having become arguably the premier party band upon the moment their debut album Feel The Steel was released. Their fourth album is just out - here's the video for 'Poontang Boomerang' - they never claimed to possess tact.

    Support comes from Wayward Sons.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018

    God Mother & Ilenkus

    UCC Bar

    Cork

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    Swedish underground hardcore greats God Mother play Cork in the third of five Irish dates at UCC Bar on January 18.

    The quartet released their label debut Vilseledd on Party Smasher Inc. - also home to the Dillinger Escape Plan - and have been a rising force of the underground since their 2012 inception.

    Sharing the bill are the Galway progressive hardcore act Ilenkus, who recently put out new EP, Hunger, which moves them into more noisy hardcore territory. Watch the brilliant, notorious video for 'Over The Fire, Under The Smoke'.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Steel Panther

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    LA hair metal parody outfit Steel Panther play the Limelight 1 on January 19 as part of their Lower The Bar tour.

    They've existed since 1997, having become arguably the premier party band upon the moment their debut album Feel The Steel was released. Their fourth album is just out - here's the video for 'Poontang Boomerang' - they never claimed to possess tact.

    Support comes from Wayward Sons.

    Tickets cost £32 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Three Trapped Tigers, Blue Whale & Wasps

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Experimental, mathy noise rock trio Three Trapped Tigers headline the Belfast Empire on January 19.

    Incorporating electronics into an improv-heavy, noise laden set, they've released three EPs and 2 albums since their 2007 inception. Watch them play live on Audiotree.

    Sharing the bill are mathy art-rock quartet Blue Whale - check out the video for 'Jack Irons' - and math-punk duo Wasps - check out the video for 'Future Endeavours'.

    Tickets cost £20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Brand New Friend

    The Duke of York

    Belfast

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    Having just announced their signing to British label Xtra Mile, the hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play upstairs at Belfast's Duke of York on January 19.

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

    Tickets, priced at just £6, are available from Ticketmaster, Shine & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    GoGo Penguin

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, in association with Moving On Music, bring GoGo Penguin to Belfast as part of their January Out To Lunch Festival.

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

    This show precedes the release of new album, A Humdrum Star in February. Here they are live from Old Granada Studios.

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

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    God Mother & Ilenkus

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Swedish underground hardcore greats God Mother play Limerick's Dolan's Warehouse on January 19 in the penultimate date of their short Irish tour.

    The quartet released their label debut Vilseledd on Party Smasher Inc. - also home to the Dillinger Escape Plan - and have been a rising force of the underground since their 2012 inception.

    Sharing the bill are the Galway progressive hardcore act Ilenkus, who recently put out new EP, Hunger, which moves them into more noisy hardcore territory. Watch the brilliant, notorious video for 'Over The Fire, Under The Smoke'.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes an Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. January 19 sees them stop off at Dolan's in Limerick.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    God Mother & Ilenkus

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Feast bring Swedish underground hardcore greats God Mother to Galway for a show at the Roisin Dubh for their final date of their Irish tour on January 20.

    The quartet released their label debut Vilseledd on Party Smasher Inc. - also home to the Dillinger Escape Plan - and have been a rising force of the underground since their 2012 inception.

    Sharing the bill are the Galway progressive hardcore act Ilenkus, who recently put out new EP, Hunger, which moves them into more noisy hardcore territory. Watch the brilliant, notorious video for 'Over The Fire, Under The Smoke'.

  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    The Sunflower Bar

    Belfast

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes an Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. January 21 sees them stop off at Belfast's Sunflower Bar.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    Hop House

    Bangor

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes an Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. January 22 sees them perform at Bangor's Hop House.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    Chez Nobody

    Lurgan

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes an Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. January 23 sees them play Chez Nobody in Lurgan.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    Public Service Broadcasting

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced their biggest Dublin show yet, when they play the Academy on January 24, touring their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the charts, which is impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. Based around J. Willgoose, Esq. and drummer Wrigglesworth, they mine a particular era of British culture, creating an AV Transmission live, using archival footage and live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics.

    Tickets, priced at €27.90, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    Lau

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Moving On Music bring Lau back to Belfast after two years for a show at the Black Box as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch series, performing on January 24.

    Having been crowned Best Folk Group at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards four times, Lau are widely regarded as one of the most inventive bands around. They comprise three gifted musicians in Martin Green on accordion/electronics, Aidan O'Rourke on fiddle & electronics & Kris Drever on vocals and guitar.

    For over a decade they have been stretching folk music's boundaries and exploring new musical territory, from South Korean and Japanese experimental music to the New York folk scene. Check them out at the BBC Folk Awards.

    Admission costs £15 from CQAF. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced their biggest Belfast show to date, when they play the Limelight 1 on January 25 as they tour their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the charts, which is impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. 

    Tickets, priced at £22.50, are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Kiernan McMullan & Aaron Shanley

    Boyle's

    Slane

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    Nashville-based act Kiernan McMullan completes an Irish tour with NI singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley throughout January. Boyle's in Slane is the final date of their eight-strong run, taking place on January 25.

    McMullan has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, the John Butler Trio, and was named Alternative Press' 12 Acts You Need To Know in 2016 - check him out live on Audiotree. Shanley released his debut album, Metal Alligator in 2017, and was listed for the NI Music Prize - listen to 'My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)'.

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Moon Duo

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Hands down one of the finest cosmically-inclined twosomes in existence, Portland’s Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson, aka, Moon Duo have announced that they will return to play Dublin early next year. The pair – who released the two-installment Occult Architecture Vol 1 and 2 in 2017 alone – will stop off at Dublin’s Button Factory on Friday, January 26.

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

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Malojian w/Steph Cameron

    Duncairn Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    Following the release of his fourth solo album, singer-songwriter Malojian performs at the Duncairn Centre on January 26.

    He's most recently headed in a more experimental, eclectic direction without losing any of his trademark craft on most recent album, Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home.

    Supporting is acclaimed Canadian songstress Steph Cameron, who in 2015 made the coveted Polaris Prize longlist for her debut album Sad-Eyed Lady

    Tickets are available from the Duncairn Arts Centre, priced £14. Doors open at 7.30pm, and it's a BYOB event.

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Landless

    The Roundy

    Cork

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    One of our 18 for '18 featured artists, unaccompanied Irish traditional vocal quartet Landless headline Cork's The Roundy on January 26 in the first Islander show.

    Their songs blend Irish, Scottish, England & American traditions in four part harmony in a deeply ethereal, resonant approach to folk music. Their debut album, Bleaching Bones, is due for release in March.

    Support comes from Americana artist Leah Sohotra.

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Moon Duo w/Documenta

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Hands down one of the finest cosmically-inclined twosomes in existence, Portland’s Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson, aka, Moon Duo have announced that they will play a pair of Irish dates.

    The pair – who released the two-installment Occult Architecture Vol 1 and 2 in 2017 alone – will stop off at Belfast's Black Box on January 27 in a joint Out To Lunch & Strange Victory effort. Check out Shadow of the Sun.

    Tickets are priced £14 from CQAF. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Stunt Lover & Sandy Kim

    The Underground

    Dublin

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    Scuzzy alt. punk trio Stunt Lover headline Dame Street's The Underground on January 27 for a midnight show. Check out their 2017 debut album, Aldona's Daughter.

    Sharing the bill is Sandy Kim.

    Admission is free and doors open, and it's a midnight show.

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Ireland, Not Earth & Junior Brother

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    A live cassette tape recording takes place at the Workman's Club on January 27, headlined by a band called Ireland

    Supporting are Cork three piece Not Earth Opening things is experimental folk artist Junior Brother - check out our piece on him for our 18 For '18 feature

    Admission costs €7, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2018

    The Menzingers, PUP & Cayetana

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Pennsylvanian punk rock quartet The Menzingers will kick off a European tour in the New Year with a brace of Irish dates, beginning at Whelan's on January 28. The Menzingers released their fifth studio album, After the Party, at the start of the year. Stream it.

    Culminating in Amsterdam in mid-February, the tour will also feature support from Toronto punks PUP - whose second album The Dream Is Over was one of the most acclaimed albums of last year in its genre - and Philly trio Cayetana.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets.

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018
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    31
    Jan
    2018

    Erasure

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Quintessential London synthpop duo Erasure play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on January 29-31 due to popular demand.

    Andy Bell and Vince Clark have been around now for 32 years, selling over 25 million albums, with their latest being World Be Gone. Check out the video for 'A Little Respect'.

    Tickets, priced €54.50-€64.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    The Menzingers, PUP & Cayetana

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Pennsylvanian punk rock quartet The Menzingers will kick off a European tour in the New Year with a brace of Irish dates, performing at the Limelight 2 on January 29. The Menzingers released their fifth studio album, After the Party, at the start of the year. Stream it.

    Culminating in Amsterdam in mid-February, the tour will also feature support from Toronto punks PUP - whose second album The Dream Is Over was one of the most acclaimed albums of last year in its genre - and Philly trio Cayetana.

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

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018
    Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    General Fiasco

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Mid-Ulster-born, Belfast-based former indie kings General Fiasco return for a triad of reunion shows - due to popular demand - at Voodoo on January 29, 30 & 31.

    The band, who gained notable popularity in the UK, being featured in the likes of The Inbetweeners, have played together and apart in various guises in Belfast bands over the years since their dissolution. Listen to 'Ever So Shy'.

    Tickets cost £10, and in the spirit of independent venue support, will only be available at Voodoo behind the bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    30
    Jan
    2018

    Jeff Tweedy w/James Elkington

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy plays a solo show at Vicar Street on January 30.

    Originally known as one of the founders of alt. country gods Uncle Tupelo, he formed the world-beating indie outfit Wilco. Having released many collaborative records over the years, and 2014's excellent Sukierae with his son, this year's Together At Last is his first solo studio album proper. Listen to 'Laminated Cat' for a taste of his subdued Americana.

    Support comes from James Elkington.

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

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Pale Waves

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Hotly-tipped Manchester indie-pop quartet Pale Waves play the Grand Social on January 31.

    This follows the release of their new single and debut EP 'New Year's Eve', out early 2018. 

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

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Women on Wednesdays: Claire Z, Niamh Ryan, Laura Byrne & Mongoose

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    In conjunction with Born Optimistic & Aidlink, Women On Wednesdays returns to Whelan's on January 31, featuring the best of female comedy, music & spoken word in order to raise funds for Kenyan girls' rights & education projects.

    Performances come from R&B/soul singer-songwriter Claire Z, folky Galway singer-songwriter Niamh ReganLaura Byrne and multi-instrumental alt. folk-pop quartet Mongoose.

    Read our feature on WoW from last year.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Empty Lungs, Life Goals & Strange New Places

    The Goat's Toe

    Bangor

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    Help Musicians NI - official partner of Independent Venue Week - oversees a string of shows in NI. The Goat's Toe in Bangor on January 31 sees a headline set from the globe-trotting hook-laden punks Empty Lungs. Watch the video for 'Don't Get It'.

    Supporting are fellow emo-tinged indie-punks Life Goals - listen to them on Bandcamp - and socially-conscious young emo-punks Strange New Places - check their Bandcamp.

    Admission costs £5 - tickets available from Skiddle - and doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Big Wild Showcase #003: Beauty Sleep, Party Fears & Hawk

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    For its third act, the Big Wild collective have put together a trans-Europe bill at the Menagerie on February 1, headed by dreamy indie-pop trio Beauty Sleep, who launch their latest single. Watch the video for 'The Dark'.

    Garage-pop act Party Fears, who formed in Seoul, and is now based in Berlin, share the bill, having released their debut album last year to great aplomb. Opening up things are Hawk, a fellow grungily dreamy Berlin act, driven by social activism, who are in NI recording their debut album at Start Together Studios.

    Entry costs £6 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Newton Faulkner

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner plays Cork's Cyprus Avenue on Limelight 2.

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

    Tickets are available for €22.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Getting To Know: Susie Blue

    The Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    The next in the Oh Yeah Centre's Getting To Know... nights centres around Derry artist Susie Blue ahead of her new album, Didn't Mean To Care, due for release in February. As part of independent venue week, she'll perform, as well as take questions and discuss her music, themes & process.

    Admission is free, and doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Rat Boy

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Essex band Rat Boy - who were sampled on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. earlier this year - play the Limelight 1 on February 2.

    Their debut album Scum, came out in mid-2017, and the post-Britpop, hip-hop-tinged indie band are led by Jordan Cardy. Check out 'Laidback'.

    Tickets cost £17 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    An Evening With Electric Octopus

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Following their recent series of sold-out shows including the Belfast Barge, Voodoo & the Black Box with Rab McCullough, funk, psych, blues (and more) jam band Electric Octopus bring their next An Evening With... show at Belfast's Menagerie on February 2.

    Listen to their excellent 35-minute, 3-track Smokyhead.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced at £5 plus booking fees. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Shed Seven

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Return to the glory days of Britpop as Shed Seven return to Dublin on February 2 to play the Academy, having just released their new album, Instant Pleasures.

    This new album comes after two years of writing and 16 years since their last, and was produced by Killing Joke's Youth - also known for U2, Kate Bush & Depeche Mode. Formed in York in 1990, they never reached the level of popularity of Blur or Oasis, but their shoegaze-tinged Britpop spawned 16 top 40 hits, peaking with 'Going For Gold'.

    Tickets, priced from €28.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Quarter Block Party 2018

    Main Street

    Cork

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    Promising yet another weekend-long blitz of “pop-up concerts and performances in various different shops and outdoors spaces between Barrack Street and Shandon Street, presented by some of the most exciting and essential artists in music, theatre and dance” the first acts have been revealed to perform at Cork’s Quarter Block Party next year.

    Returning to various venues in North and South Main Street for its fourth outing across Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 4. Some of our favourites include Dublin three-piece Percolator, Waterford five-pice O Emperor, Dublin scuzzy indie-rockers Pillow Queens, comedian Alison Spittle, French dance production Gerro, Minos and Him, indie-Americana outfit Tandem Felix, Cork neo-psych act The Sunshine Factory, Lo-fi Cork bedroom project Lowlek comes to live with a six-piece pop arrangement. As well as this, HawkbastardRory Francis O'BrienCal Folger DayDavy KehoeRobbie KittAndy Wilson & The ToysBad BonesFuzzy HellPale RiversDamselElaine MaloneHEXPostcard VersionsGod Alone and Powpig.

    New show Slumber, featuring music from David Kitt and Anna Mieke, as well as dancers & spoken word artists.

    Weekend tickets for the festival – priced at €45 for a weekend pass, €25 for day tickets and €15 for O Emperor – go on on Friday, November 10 here.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    The Wood Burning Savages, Roe & Molly Sterling

    The Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    Help Musicians NI - official Independent Venue Week partners run a Nerve Centre show on February 2, headed by anthemic Derry art-rock quartet and all-round live unit The Wood Burning Savages - check out their recent single & call to arms, 'Living Hell'.

     Sharing the bill is fast-rising young Derry alt.pop artist ROE and one of our 18 for '18 featured artists, Tipperary's Molly Sterling.

    Tickets cost £7 from Skiddle, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Cult Called Man

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin glam band Cult Called Man headline Whelan's on February 2. They're currently recording their second album but in the meantime, watch the video for 'I'm In A Dream'.

    Tickets cost €8 from Eventbrite.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    The Number Ones & Half Forward Line

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Following the January release of their new EP, Another Side of The Number Ones, punky power-pop quartet The Number Ones make their debut appearance in Galway, playing the Roisin Dubh on February 2. Stream the EP here.

    Supporting are Galway garage/power-pop trio Half Forward Line.

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Shifting, Crowhammer & Alien She

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Noisy dublin trio Shifting hold an album fundraiser at Bello Bar on February 2. Check out their split.

    Supporting are Dublin narrative-driven sci-fi/fantasy stoner krautrock act Crowhammer - check their Bandcamp - and socially-conscious Dublin punk trio Alien She - listen to their debut album,

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Rat Boy

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Essex band Rat Boy - who were sampled on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. earlier this year - play the Academy on February 3.

    Their debut album Scum, came out in mid-2017, and the post-Britpop, hip-hop-tinged indie band are led by Jordan Cardy. Check out 'Laidback'.

    Tickets cost €19.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Shed Seven

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Return to the glory days of Britpop as Shed Seven return to play the Limelight 1 on February 3, having just released their new album, Instant Pleasures.

    This new album comes after two years of writing and 16 years since their last, and was produced by Killing Joke's Youth - also known for U2, Kate Bush & Depeche Mode. Formed in York in 1990, they never reached the level of popularity of Blur or Oasis, but their shoegaze-tinged Britpop spawned 16 top 40 hits, peaking with 'Going For Gold'.

    Tickets, priced from £22.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Beth Orton

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    English folktronica singer-songwriter Beth Orton plays the Limelight 2 on February 3 as part of a 3-date Irish tour.

    She first appeared in the mid-90s on collaborations with electronic pioneers like Andrew Weatherall, William Orbit & The Chemical Brothers, winning a BRIT Award for Central Reservation. She didn't stray too far from folk, however, and her sixth album Kidsticks was met with much acclaim. Watch the video for 'Moon'.

    Tickets cost £23 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Ryan Vail, Jealous of the Birds, Gross Net & Cut In Blinks

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    As part of independent venue week, the Oh Yeah Centre holds a four-strong bill of the country's finest on February 3.

    Performing are Derry's incredibly gifted electronic wizard Ryan Vail - watch the video for 'Shadows' - Naomi Hamilton's alt. pop project Jealous of the Birds - Belfast producer/live electronic artist Cut In Blinks and the post-punk/techno crossover project from Girls Names' Phil Quinn, Gross Net.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    God's Waiting Room - Last Ever Maple Leaf

    Maple Leaf Club

    Belfast

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    Marking the final ever edition of one of Belfast's best nights out in its unassuming East Belfast social club, God's Waiting Room happens one last time at the Maple Leaf Club on February 3.

    Its founder, David Holmes, is set to play a 5 hour set that will include many of the tunes that has made God's Waiting Room the unforgettable night that it is over its two years.

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

  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Beth Orton

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    English folktronica singer-songwriter Beth Orton plays Whelan's on February 4 as part of a 3-date Irish tour.

    She first appeared in the mid-90s on collaborations with electronic pioneers like Andrew Weatherall, William Orbit & The Chemical Brothers, winning a BRIT Award for Central Reservation. She didn't stray too far from folk, however, and her sixth album Kidsticks was met with much acclaim. Watch the video for 'Moon'.

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

  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Jazz at Bennigans: David Lyttle Curates

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Arguably Ireland's most celebrated jazz muscian, MOBO-nominated drummer/composer David Lyttle curates a strong bill of jazz at Bennigan's, Derry, as part of Independent Venue Week on February 4, in association with Help Musicians NI.

    Performing are saxophonist Seamus Blake, guitarist Jesse Van Ruller, London-based US bassist Michael Janisch, and US saxophonist Meilana Gillard, with a jam session from the John Leighton Trio

    Tickets cost £10 in advance from Skiddle, or £12 on the door. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018

    Beth Orton

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    English folktronica singer-songwriter Beth Orton plays Galway's Roisin Dubh on February 5 in a 3-date Irish tour.

    She first appeared in the mid-90s on collaborations with electronic pioneers like Andrew Weatherall, William Orbit & The Chemical Brothers, winning a BRIT Award for Central Reservation. She didn't stray too far from folk, however, and her sixth album Kidsticks was met with much acclaim. Watch the video for 'Moon'.

    Tickets cost €22.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018

    British Sea Power

    Whelans

    Dublin

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    Indie rock band British Sea Power play Whelans on February 6.

    They're just off the back of their first album in four years, Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, having released their debut nearly 15 years ago, an album that breathed life into British indie rock. With this sound, they incorporated sharper elements of Britpop - think Pulp & the Manic Street Preachers - blended with the artistically-inclined ambition of Bowie, letting British music history percolate within their sound, laying the groundwork for bands like Arctic Monkeys to dominate the national, and ultimately Western consciousness. 

    Watch the video for 'Remember Me'.

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

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Kendrick Lamar

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The present and future face of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, plays Dublin's 3Arena on February 7 to kick off his European leg of the DAMN. tour.

    From Compton, he's now 30 and has released two of the most essential albums in hip-hop history in good kid m.A.A.d city and the sprawling To Pimp A Butterfly, with his recent DAMN. being an eclectic blend of club bangers, indie-referencing tunes and the kind of stuff he's known for. 

    Tickets are priced from €77-€101, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    British Sea Power

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Indie rock band British Sea Power play the Limelight 2 on February 7.

    They're just off the back of their first album in four years, Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, having released their debut nearly 15 years ago, an album that breathed life into British indie rock. With this sound, they incorporated sharper elements of Britpop - think Pulp & the Manic Street Preachers - blended with the artistically-inclined ambition of Bowie, letting British music history percolate within their sound, laying the groundwork for bands like Arctic Monkeys to dominate the national, and ultimately Western consciousness. 

    Watch the video for 'Remember Me'.

    Tickets cost £18.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Robinson Panoramic Quartet

    Duncairn Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    As part of a series of short concerts involving top Irish & Northern Irish musicians, the Duncairn Arts Centre hosts the Robinson Panoramic Quartet on February 7.

    The event is curated by Moving On Music & Belfast Music Society. More details, and tickets are available from Belfast Music Society, priced from £6-£20. The pre-concert talk begins at 8.15pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Output Opening Show: Ryan Vail + The Thin Air DJs

    Babel Rooftop - Bullitt

    Belfast

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    To kickstart Belfast's Output festival, AVA present a live Ryan Vail set on Bullitt's Babel rooftop on Wednesday, February 7. Thin Air DJs will provide music throughout.

    Admission is free and things kick off at 10pm.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    GNOD (R&D), Woven Skull & Unbelievable Lake

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    As part of a joint 4-date Irish tour with Woven Skull, Salford psych/noise outfit Gnod bring their open, R&D show to Voodoo on February 8, thanks to Solid Choice Industries.

    Gnod are famed for the collaborative approach, having recorded with Charles Hayward, Faust & White Hills, as well as around 40 other musicians. R&D finds founding members Paddy Shine & Chris Haslam open up the stage to allow people to sing, dance, bring an instrument or device to the show, as they improvise with new instruments, sounds and ideas. Listen to their 2017 album of the year contender, Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine.

    Leitrim's Woven Skull have been around for almost a decade, spending years experimenting with avant-garde ideas, minimal instrumentations, drones, with a revolving lineup that can number anything from 3 to 10 members, exploring repetition. Check out They Were Pebbles But I Called Them Stones.

    Opening the show are Mid-Ulster-based debutants, the experimental, semi-improvised Unbelievable Lake - check out their demos on Bandcamp.

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

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Output Belfast 2018

    City Centre

    Belfast

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    2018's installment of the Output Conference & showcase takes place on February 8 throughout the city of Belfast. Over 400 people will attend a day of seminars and a showcase of some of our most promising musical prospects, featuring the likes of Nialler9, ourselves, PRS, IMRO & many more.

    As ever, the day will host an extensive list of seminars, panels & keynote speakers at The MAC, featuring some of the industry's most noted speakers on broad-ranging genres and applications for musicians to build a sustainable career. Acts performing this year include NI Music Prize Winner Joshua BurnsideRobocobra QuartetThe Emerald ArmadaSilencesEmpty LungsNew Pagans, and many more. 

    Showcase gigs are all free, taking place between 8pm - midnight. Everything Everything perform a DJ set on Babel Rooftop Bar from midnight. Full details of events can be viewed here.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Output: Blue Americans, New Pagans, Robocobra Quartet & Callum Stewart

    Babel Rooftop

    Belfast

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    As part of Output 2018 on February 8, our Thin Air stage is on the rooftop of Ann Street's Babel.

    On the bill are alt. pop duo - formerly of More Than Conquerors - Blue Americans - read our interview with them - indie rock outfit New Pagans - who feature Fighting With Wire & Jetplane Landing's Cahir O'Doherty & Girls Names' Claire Miskimmin - avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet - listen to their debut album Music For All Occasions on Bandcamp - and singer-songwriter Callum Stewart.

    Admission is free and music starts at 8pm.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Output: Rebekah Fitch, Roe, Joshua Burnside & Beauty Sleep

    Bullitt Lobby

    Belfast

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    One of the many stages of Output 2018's showcase, running from 8pm-midnight, takes place at Bullitt Lobby and, as with all Output events, admission is free.

    The Bullitt stage hosts the promising Belfast pop singer-songwriter Rebekah Fitch, fast-rising young Derry alt.pop artist ROE, folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside - whose debut album Ephrata won the NI Music Prize - and indie-pop threesome Beauty Sleep - listen to 'The Dark'.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Output: Search Party Animal, Larks, Empty Lungs & Kid Trench

    The Dirty Onion

    Belfast

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    Forfey & The Live Room Belfast's showcase for Output 2018 takes place at the Dirty Onion.

    Performing are young Dundrum math-rockers Search Party Animal, indietronic artist Fiona O'Kane, aka Larks, globe-trotting hook-laden punks Empty Lungs - watch the video for 'Don't Get It' - and pop project Kid Trench.

    Admission, as with all Output events, is free and things run from 8pm-midnight.

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Output: Rosborough, No Oil Paintings, Hunkpapa & Hand Models

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Stendhal & Mirador's Output 2018 event takes place at the Black Box Green Room on February 8.

    Performing are Derry singer-songwriter Rosborough, Belfast folk outfit No Oil Paintings, Armagh anthemic indie-pop quartet Hunkpapa and fuzzed-out indie rock slackers Hand Models - listen to them on Bandcamp.

    Admission, as with all Output events, is free. The show runs from 8pm-midnight.

  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018

    The Stoles Album Launch

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Dublin alt. rock act The Stoles launch their debut album, Age Of Deception, at the Grand Social on February 9, its day of release.

    Tickets cost €10, or €6 for students, from Eventbrite, with each online ticket coming with a free physical copy of the album. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018

    50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    To celebrate the life of Mark E Smith, the Black Box hosts a free night full of songs from across all eras of The Fall, influences, influenced and fellow travellers.

    DJs are Rebellious Jukebox (Mark Reid of Touch Sensitive Records) and Paranoia Man in Cheap Sh*t Room (Stuart Watson - SKULL, Moxie). Visuals come from the life of Mark E Smith and The Fall. Masks may also be provided.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Ed Byrne

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Following a sold-out fringe run, Ed Byrne returns to Belfast to perform his new show, Spoiler Alert at the Waterfront on February 10.

    Byrne apparently originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but his promoter considered the title “off-puttingly baffling”. Tellingly, he explores the thin line between righteous complaining and brat-like whining and asks, ‘are we right to be fed up, or are we spoiled?’

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Franz Ferdinand

    Leisureland

    Galway

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    Art-rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced a pair of Irish dates, kicking off the European tour with a show at Galway's Leisureland on February 10.

    Watch the video for 'Always Ascending', the title track from their new record, out through Domino. They've come a long way from the danceable Gang of Four-recalling post-punk revival years, and their 2002 Glasgow inception.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Psychotic Reaction: Galants, Segrasso, Boom Child & Evil Echos

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    Psychotic Reaction Presents a strong bill of alternative acts at Fibber Magees on February 10, headed by fuzzy noise-pop/shoegaze outfit Galants, who made one of our favourite EPs of last year. Check it out here.

    Supporting are Dublin slacker indie rockers, Segrasso - check out excellent, Car Seat Headrest-recalling 'The Pact' - jagged garage-rockers Boom Child - check out The Super Edible EP - and Evil Echos.

    Admission is completely free, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    The Altered Hours, Fontaines DC & Cruiser

    Kasbah Social Club

    Cork

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    The fifth birthday party of Seoda shows takes place at the Kasbah Social Club on February 10, headed by one of the country's finest bands, Cork five-piece The Altered Hours. This comes ahead of new Altered Hours EP On My Tongue, which is set for release via Penske and Art For Blind

    Fontaines D.C. share the bill - watch the video for their latest single, the Girl Band & Fall-esque 'Hurricane Laughter' - and Limerick DIY indie emo outfit Cruiser - listen to their debut album.

    Tickets cost €10 from Dolans & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    SONI: Sit Tight, Saint Sapphire, L.A.M.E. & Kennedy's Wizards

    The Pavilion Bar

    Belfast

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    The first Belfast SONI show of 2018 sees a headline shot from Sit Tight, the winners of the winter 2017 Bulleit Bourbon Battle of the Bands competition at the Pavilion on February 10.

    Also on the bill are melodic rock'n'roll outfit Saint Sapphire, alt. pop outfit L.A.M.E. - which stands for Leisure Audio For The Modern Ear. check their Bandcamp - and new Belfast act Kennedy's Wizards.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2018

    Franz Ferdinand

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Art-rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced a pair of Irish dates, playing Dublin's Olympia Theatre on February 11.

    Watch the video for 'Always Ascending', the title track from their new record, out through Domino. They've come a long way from the danceable Gang of Four-recalling post-punk revival years, and their 2002 Glasgow inception.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018
    Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    Paul Weller w/Touts

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller returns to Dublin to play the Olympia Theatre on February 13 & 14.

    Known originally 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. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of his debut album, In The City, as well as the release of his 13th solo album A Kind Revolution.

    Support comes from young Derry indie-punks Touts.

    Tickets are priced at €55.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018

    Anvil

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Cult Canadian metal band Anvil come to Belfast to play the Limelight 2 on February 13. 

    Although they never reached the level of popularity their potential suggested, the phenomenal documentary made about their careers paved the way for something of a career rejuvenation. This tour comes as part of the tour for their seventeenth album, Pounding The Pavement. Watch their biggest hit, 'Metal On Metal'.

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

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018

    The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band & Brick + Mortar

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    New Jersey good-time folk-punk band The Front Bottoms are set to play on February 13 at Vicar Street.

    The quartet  formed in 2007, self-releasing a series of EP's and albums, their outright eponymous debut album came out in 2011, building via their relentless touring schedule and consistent critical acclaim, maintaining an authenticity while jumping to a major label. Their latest, Going Grey, came out in October - watch the video for its first single, 'Raining'.

    Tickets cost €24.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018

    Paper/Boy, Dylan Robinson & Oscar Jennings

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Young Derry indie rock band Paper/Boy play Bennigan's on February 13.

    Supporting are acoustic singer-songwriters Dylan Robinson and Oscar Jennings.

    Admission is free, with donations encouraged.

     

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018

    Public Access TV

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Downtown New York quartet Public Access TV play The Academy 2 on February 13.

    This comes just 10 days before the release of the retro-tinted indie-disco quartet's second album. Watch the video for 'Metrotech'.

    Tickets, priced €15.25, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    The Front Bottoms

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    New Jersey good-time folk-punk band The Front Bottoms are set to make some formative memories on February 14 at the Mandela Hall.

    The quartet  formed in 2007, self-releasing a series of EP's and albums, their outright eponymous debut album came out in 2011, building via their relentless touring schedule and consistent critical acclaim, maintaining an authenticity while jumping to a major label. Their latest, Going Grey, came out in October - watch the video for its first single, 'Raining'.

    Tickets cost £21 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    Anvil

    Green Room, The Academy

    Dublin

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    Cult Canadian metal band Anvil come to Dublin's Green Room at the Academy on February 14. 

    Although they never reached the level of popularity their potential suggested, the phenomenal documentary made about their careers paved the way for something of a career rejuvenation. This tour comes as part of the tour for their seventeenth album, Pounding The Pavement. Watch their biggest hit, 'Metal On Metal'.

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

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    The Lost Brothers

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Strange Victory bring Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers to the Black Box on February 14.

    It's been ten years since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely, with the latest, Halfway Towards A Healing being overseen by Giant Sand legend Howe Gelb, out at the end of January. Check them playing 'Soldier's Son' live on RTÉ One.

    Tickets cost £12 from the Black Box. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Paul Weller w/Touts

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller plays the Ulster Hall on February 15.

    Known originally 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. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of his debut album, In The City, as well as the release of his 13th solo album A Kind Revolution.

    Support comes from young Derry indie-punks Touts.

    Tickets are priced at £49 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Jake Bugg (Acoustic)

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Younger singer-songwriter Jake Bugg returns to Dublin with new album in hand, when he plays Whelan's on February 15 as part of an acoustic tour.

    Following his breakthrough debut album and successful follow-ups, his latest album Hearts That Strain was written with Grammy-winning producer David Ferguson & Matt Sweeney in Nashville. Watch the video for new single 'How Soon The Dawn'.

    Tickets are available from Whelan's, priced at €27.90. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Wild Beasts

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the announcement of their split, Wild Beasts play one of their last ever performances, taking place at the Olympia Theatre on February 15.

    Formed when the band were still teenagers, they've done phenomenally well and their last release is the Punk Drunk and Trembling EP, from their Boy King recording sessions. The eclectic band swung across indie rock, minmalism, art-funk and many other touchstones in their time together - listen to their swan song single.

    Tickets are priced from €28.50-€36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    D.I.E. Rag Week

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Standing for Dub, Indie & Electronic, Limerick's DIE night holds a RAG week throughout Dolan's on February 15. The Warehouse hosts Brighton DJ ETCHMynameisjOhn and Adam Sixs for the electronic side of things.

    The Sub Social stage hosts a triad of DIY Limerick outfits in dischordant indie rockers Eraser TV - watch the video for the sprawling ode to lost innocence, 'Golden Boy' - Static Vision - stream their  and excellent garage-punk debut LP What Is and Now - and Post-Punk Podge - listen to 'Post-Punk Election Party'. The upstairs & terrace host Aido_8Clone and Brownsauce.

    Tickets are available from DIE or on the door, priced €10, or €7 from the Students' Union or Dolan's Bar. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    JK Flesh [Godflesh, Jesu]

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Justin K Broadrick, founder of Godflesh, member of Napalm Death at just 15, and all-round industrial godhead JK Flesh plays The Workman's Club on February 17.

    Debuting with his solo project in 2012 with Posthuman, he's also worked as part of Techno Animal alongside The Bug, and Flesh is the side of his solo output more driven by electronic beats & bass, which was hinted at back in his early, '90s psychedelic industrial techno project. Listen to last year's EDLX.048 Rise Above.

    Tickets cost €16.55 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    The Number Ones 7" Launch

    The Jigsaw

    Dublin

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    Following the January release of their new EP, Another Side of The Number Ones, punky power-pop quartet The Number Ones launch its 7" on February 17 at Jigsaw. Check out more info and stream the EP here.

    It's a BYOB gig, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Signal: Tuath, Arthuritis & Roam

    The Roundy

    Cork

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    Psychedelic trip-hoppers Tuath headline the February 17 instalment of the Signal night at the Roundy, Cork. Watch the video for 'Existence Is Futile' ahead of the release of their Youth EP later in February.

    Cosmic act Arthuritis - listen to Neglected Ambient Shirts Vol 1 - and Cork electronic producer Roam - listen to his Soundcloud.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Clara Rose Album Launch

    The Underground

    Dublin

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    Rootsy folk & blues songstress Clara Rose launches her new album The Offering with a full band show on Dame Street's The Underground Venue on February 17.

    Tickets cost €15/10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    O Emperor & Comrade Hat

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    In a stellar lineup, Waterford outfit O Emperor headline the Bello Bar on February 17. Fronted by Phil Christie - also of The Bonk - they've veered further from their folk roots and moved into afro-disco, psych-pop, krautrock. Listen to the William Onyeabor-influenced 'Make It Rain'.

    Supporting is Derry's Neil Burns, aka Comrade Hat, whose woozy, lounge-tinged experimental pop has been making respected waves, notably on 2017's Old Amsterdam EP, which made our Irish EPs of the year list.

    Tickets cost €11 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    The Crayon Set

    Cobblestone, Smithfield

    Dublin

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    Following 5 years away, Americana/alt. pop outfit The Crayon Set play The Cobblestone in Smithfield on February 17.

    Check their Soundcloud for music - they released their debut album in 2013, co-produced by Nick Brine, who has been responsible for the likes of Super Furry Animals & Teenage Fanclub.

    Tickets cost €5 from Eventbrite or on the door, which opens at 8pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018

    Morrissey

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Love, hate or merely tolerate him, Stephen Patrick Morrissey will return to Dublin's 3Arena on February 20.

    Despite his recent acts of pompous myopia - supporting UKIP, his autobiography being an instant Penguin Classic - he was in The Smiths. With his eleventh solo album out in November, here's recent single 'I Wish You Lonely'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    Cory Wong - Pop-Up Show

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Ahead of his performance the following night at The Sugar Club, Cory Wong of Vulfpeck performs at the Bello Bar on Thursday, February 22.

    One of the many hugely talented multi-instrumentalists of funk heteroglot Vulfpeck, he's originally from Minnesota and plays guitar with them, although is responsible for much of the music on his own eponymous album from September

    Tickets are available from the Sugar Club, priced €12.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    Zool Radar Launch Night: Mosmo Strange, Wasps & Alpha Twin

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    New Belfast-based independent label/collective Zool holds its Radar event launch night at the Menagerie on February 22, featuring three of its marquee names. Zool Radar aims to be a monthly proving ground for local and non-local musicians to play in front of an open-minded audience.

    Performing are groovy stoner-rock-tinged outfit Mosmo Strange, math-punk duo Wasps - check out the video for 'Future Endeavours' - and Belfast trio Alpha Twin

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 9pm, with free Zool t-shirts given out to the first 10 people in the door.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Electric Six

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    In what has become an annual tradition, Detroit dance-tinged comedy rockers Electric Six return to Ireland, playing the Limelight 2 on February 23.

    They play following the release of their eleventh studio album, Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!, in October. The band have remained notably prolific since their 2003 debut Fire, averaging almost an album a year. 

    Tickets are available priced at £15.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo have announced their first show of 2018, when they play at Dublin's Button Factory - upgraded from Number Twenty Two - on February 23.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

    Tickets cost €19.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Hands down one of the most prolific bands in the world right now, Melbourne psych rock maestros King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have announced they will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on February 23. 

    The show takes place as part of a four-date run that also sees the band play London, Manchester and Glasgow, following a year that's saw them release three albums in 2017 alone - check out Sketches of Brunswick East.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €25.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Cory Wong [Vulfpeck] and The Green Screen Band w/Akora & Haiku

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Those reliable bringers of grooves, ChoiceCuts, bring Cory Wong and The Green Screen Band to the Sugar Club on February 23.

    One of the many hugely talented multi-instrumentalists of funk heteroglot Vulfpeck, he's originally from Minnesota and plays guitar with them, although is responsible for much of the music on his own eponymous album from September

    Support comes from electronic neo-soul act Akora and Haiku.

    Tickets are available from the Sugar Club. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Rigmarole + ¡NO!

    Jigsaw

    Dublin

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    A night of heavy-duty experimentalism takes place at Jigsaw on February 23. Performing are krautrock/no-wave/psych improv group ¡NO!, who recently put out their tenth release, Sediments- you can check out ¡NO!'s broad, instinctive body of work on Bandcamp. Read more about Sediments - released through Little Gem Records - here.

    Also playing are Kilkenny semi-composed post-punk act Rigmarole.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    S>>D (Live), Bloom & Jamie Nevin

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Sean Dorris, aka S>>D performs a live set at the Menagerie on February 23, with support from Bloom and Jamie Nevin.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Electric Six

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    In what has become an annual tradition, Detroit dance-tinged comedy rockers Electric Six return to Ireland, playing the The Academy, Dublin on February 24.

    They play following the release of their eleventh studio album, Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!, in October. The band have remained notably prolific since their 2003 debut Fire, averaging almost an album a year. 

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

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Elbow w/John Grant

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Mercury Price-winners Elbow return to Dublin, playing February 24 at the 3Arena.

    Their seventh studio album, Little Fiction had its release in February 2017, a collaborative effort compared to its 2014 individually-penned predecessor, The Take Off and Landing of Everything. It's their first as a quartet, following the departure of their drummer in early 2016. In their time apart, frontman Guy Garvey released a solo album, Craig Potter produced Steve Mason's latest, and guitarist Mark Potter formed The Plumedores. Here's the video for 'New York Morning'.

    Supporting is Colorado singer-songwriter John Grant, following his third album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, which saw Grant delve further into his fizzing electro-pop side. Check out the video for single, 'Disappointing', feat. Tracey Thorn.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €59.50. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Rebekah Fitch 'Broken Mind' EP Launch w/Nathan O'Regan

    The Barge

    Belfast

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    Alt. pop songstress Rebekah Fitch launches her new EP Broken Mind at the Belfast Barge on February 24 in a BYOB full band show.

    Support comes from Nathan O'Regan.

    Tickets cost £7 from Tickettailor. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Clara Rose Album Launch

    The Market House

    Monaghan

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    Rootsy folk & blues songstress Clara Rose holds the Monaghan leg of the launch shows for new album The Offering with a full band at The Market House on February 24.

    Tickets cost €15/10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Junk Drawer, Slouch & Fluffy Coke

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    On February 24, Limerick's DIY collective hosts, at their Pharmacia HQ, a headline show from instrument-swapping Belfast experimental indie-psych rockers Junk Drawer - check out their For The Cult Fat Guy EP ahead of the release of their debut album.

    They're supported by Dublin trio Slouch - a bunch of slack desert rockers in a claustrophobic place - listen to them on Bandcamp. Opening is lo-fi garage-punk outfit Fluffy Coke - check out their debut EP.

    Admission costs €5.

  • Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    Connolly's of Leap

    Cork

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo play Connolly's of Leap on February 25 to kick off a busy tour that sees them tour the UK, Ireland & Europe for the best part of a month.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018

    Nils Frahm

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Berlin pianist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Nils Frahm returns to Dublin, playing the beautiful National Concert Hall on February 26 as part of his long worldwide All Melody tour - following a 2017 live hiatus.

    Known for combining electronic and classical music, he was taught classical piano at a young age from one of the last proteges of Tchaikovsky. To date, he has released several albums, but really broke through with 2011's Felt.

    His minimalist approach and incorporation of electronics into the classical format has led many to draw comparisons with 20th century composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Check out his performance at St. John-at-Hackney Church in London.

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

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018

    Nils Frahm

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Berlin pianist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Nils Frahm returns to Belfast for the first time in 4 years to play Mandela Hall on February 27 as part of his long worldwide All Melody tour - following a 2017 live hiatus.

    Known for combining electronic and classical music, he was taught classical piano at a young age from one of the last proteges of Tchaikovsky. To date, he has released several albums, but really broke through with 2011's Felt.

    His minimalist approach and incorporation of electronics into the classical format has led many to draw comparisons with 20th century composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Check out his performance at St. John-at-Hackney Church in London.

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

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester art-pop act Everything Everything are set to play the Olympia Theatre on February 28, having released fourth album, A Fever Dream in August.

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

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

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Nicole Atkins

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    New Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is set to play Dublin's Sound House on February 28.

     

    Drawing from all elements of 50s & 60s contemporary song - notably Brill Building pop, crooner & soul music - she's just released her fourth LP, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, which has been received with great positivity in critical circles. Here's recent single, 'Listen Up'. 

    Tickets cost €12.75 from Ticketmaster, with doors to open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    All My Friends: Molly Sterling, Tribal Dance & Tanjier

    Tramline

    Dublin

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    New live indie club Tramline on Hawkins Street hosts three hotly-tipped acts in Nialler9's All My Friends event on February 28.

    The three artists involved include one of our 18 for '18 acts, Tipperary singer-songwriter Molly Sterling, mathy post-punk outfit Tribal Dancelisten on Soundcloud and atmospheric electronic indie-pop project Tanjier. DJ Aimee from Le Boom takes over after the live music is over.

    Doors open at €10, or €5 after 11.30pm when bands have finished. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    WOW: Cathy Davey, Ailie, Dowry & Two Grass

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    In conjunction with Born Optimistic & Aidlink, Women On Wednesdays returns to Whelan's with a killer lineup on February 28, headed by enduring Dublin alternative pop artist Cathy Davey. Watch the video for 'The Pattern'.

    Sharing the bill are folk-pop singer-songwriter Ailie, Éna Brennan, aka Dowry and Wicklow multi-instrumental Americana folk duo Two Grass.

    Admission costs €10 here, or €6 for students. MC Eve Darcy hosts the night, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    McHugh's Bar

    Belfast

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo continue their rise with some more Irish dates, playing Belfast's McHugh's on March 1.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

    Tickets cost £14 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    The Stranglers w/Therapy?

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play 3 Irish Dates in spring, kicking off in Dublin at the Olympia Theatre on March 1.

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

    Supporting are Downpatrick alt. metal legends Therapy?, who are set to release their fifteenth album in early 2018.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Skid Row w/Toseland

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Classic sleaze-rockers Skid Row play The Academy in Dublin on March 2 after over 30 years since they first formed.

    Currently fronted by bassist and founding member Rachel Bolan and Dragonforce's ZP Theart, who joined this year - the position was once filled by the notorious Sebastian Bach. The final EP in their United World Rebellion series was recently released. Here's 'Youth Gone Wild'.

    Support comes from Toseland.

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

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    The Stranglers w/Therapy?

    Big Top

    Limerick

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play 3 Irish Dates in spring, stopping off at Limerick's Big Top on March 2.

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

    Supporting are Downpatrick alt. metal legends Therapy?, who are set to release their fifteenth album in early 2018.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Django Django

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ahead of releasing their forthcoming third album Marble Skies on January 26, Django Django have announced that they’ll play Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on March 2 as part of a forthcoming UK and European Tour.

    Accompanying the announcement is the foursome’s new single ‘Tic Tac Toe’, featuring a video courtesy of John Maclean. Speaking about the video, Maclean said, “The film could be about the fading era of the beach arcades, time moving too fast, love and games, horror and happiness but it is actually about a man who needs to go buy a pint of milk to make a cup of tea.”

    Tickets for the Tivoli show are available here.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Mist

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    MOBO-winning Birmingham rapper Mist, is one of the foremost figures in the UK's currently burgeoning hip-hop scene, playing the Limelight 1 on March 2.

    His completely sold-out UK tour in 2017 looks to be followed by another massive year - check out 'Ain't The Same'.

    Tickets cost £16.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo play stop off at Dolan's in Limerick on March 2 for some Irish dates before a massive tour that sees them tour the UK & Europe for the best part of a month.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’ and announced their debut album. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    King Kong Company

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Best Live Act award-winners, the act many felt was the highlight of Electric Picnic 2017, King Kong Company return to the Limelight 2 on March 2, having sold the venue out last year.

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

    Tickets cost £18.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Waterparks

    Green Room, The Academy

    Dublin

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    Texan indie-pop trio Waterparks play a 14+ show at The Academy's Green Room on March 2, following the release of their debut album, Entertainment.

    Watch the video for 'Lucky People'.

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

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Gnarkats

    McHugh's

    Belfast

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    Belfast alt-rock quartet Gnarkats hold a night in benefit of the Assisi Animal Sanctuary at McHugh's on March 2.

    Admission costs £5, with all proceeds going to Assisi - donations also welcome. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Skid Row w/Toseland

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Classic sleaze-rockers Skid Row play Belfast's Limelight 1 on March 3, having passed their third decade milestone.

    Currently fronted by bassist and founding member Rachel Bolan and Dragonforce's ZP Theart, who joined this year - the position was once filled by the notorious Sebastian Bach. The final EP in their United World Rebellion series was recently released. Here's 'Youth Gone Wild'.

    Support comes from Toseland.

    Tickets cost £20 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    The Stranglers w/Therapy?

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play 3 Irish Dates in spring, finishing up at the Ulster Hall on March 3.

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

    Supporting are Downpatrick alt. metal legends Therapy?, who are set to release their fifteenth album in early 2018.

    Tickets are priced £35.59 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, and it's a 14+ show, with standing restricted to 16+.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Mist

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    MOBO-winning Birmingham rapper Mist, is one of the foremost figures in the UK's currently burgeoning hip-hop scene, playing the Academy on March 3.

    His completely sold-out UK tour in 2017 looks to be followed by another massive year - check out 'Ain't The Same'.

    Tickets cost €19.90 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    St. Luke's Church

    Cork

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo play Cork's St. Luke's Church on March 3 as one of several Irish dates before a massive tour that sees them tour the UK & Europe for the best part of a month.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’ and announced their debut album. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Chewing On Tinfoil, Casavettes & Pow Pig

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    Irish punks Chewing On Tinfoil come to Limerick's DIY Pharmacia venue on March 3 to headline. Their wry, pun-filled commentary can be checked out on Bandcamp.

    Support comes from emo-tinged alternative outfit Casavettes - check their Bandcamp - and scuzzy Limerick alt. rockers Pow Pig - listen to their Denture Adventure EP.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
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    10
    Mar
    2018

    Brilliant Corners: A Festival of Jazz in Belfast

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Yet another string of phenomenal shows come courtesy of Moving On Music's Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival, which runs from March 3-10 at the Black Box, aside from Kaja Draksler's solo piano set at the SARC's Sonic Lab at 1pm.

    The list of acts confirmed take place as follows in March:

    Saturday 3 - Blue Whale Process Album Launch - 9pm
    Sunday 4 - Ronnie Greer Organ Band w/Jim Mullen - 2pm
    Tuesday 6 - Irish Showcase: Joseph Leighton TrioSue RynhartThe Paul Dunlea Group - 8pm
    Wednesday 7 - JD Allen Trio - 8pm
    Thursday 8 - Kaja Draksler (solo piano) @ Sonic Lab - 1pm
    Thursday 8 - ThunderblenderElliot Galvin Trio - 8pm
    Friday 9 - Brian Irvine Ensemble - 9pm
    Saturday 10 - David Lyttle Trio w/Jack Kelly Trio - 2.30pm
    Saturday 10 - Sons of Kemet - 9pm

    Tickets for all events are available at £40 from Brilliant Corners.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Cherym Single Launch w/Mosmo Strange

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    One of our 18 for '18 acts, Cherym, play Bennigan's on March 3 to launch their new single from forthcoming EP, Mouthbreatherz.

    Supporting are groove-strewn QOTSA-alikes Mosmo Strange, alt/hard rock riffers Black Chapels and north coast emo outfit Sleeping Outside, with more to be confirmed - listen to them on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs £6 and doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Tuath 'Youth' EP Launch w/New Pope & Any Anything

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    To launch their new EP, Youth, Letterkenny-based psychedelic trip-hoppers Tuath play upstairs at the Roisin Dubh on March 3, following its February 27 release. Watch the video for 'Existence Is Futile'.

    Supporting are New Pope - listen to his 2017 album Depravations - and Any Anything.

    Admission on a pay-what-you-want basis.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Paddy Hanna

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Eclectic singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has just released his second album, Frankly, I Mutate, and kicks off its Irish tour at Roisin Dubh on March 3.

    Following the string of strong singles he's been releasing in the run up, listen to 'Bad Boys', listen and read about it here. He's one of Ireland's most accomplished true songwriters, elusive, nuanced, yet capable of broad truths, drawing in influence from Scott Walker & the hits of Phil Spector.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Strangle Wire, Nomadic Rituals & Neamhni

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Strangle Wire launch their new record The Dark Triad on March 3 at an early Voodoo show.

    Supporting are the bowel-crushing doom trio Nomadic Rituals and black metal outfit Neamhni.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 7pm. As it's an early show, things will be finished up by 9.30pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Belfast Record Fair

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    The next Belfast Record Fair takes place at the Oh Yeah Centre on March 3. With a massive selection to cater for old, new, broad & niche tastes, it runs from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    This Is Not This Heat

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Remaining members of art-rock outfit This Heat, Charles Hayward & Charles Bullen's This Is Not This Heat - a new, open, phenomenally forward thinking and arguable improvement on the original - play the National Concert Hall on March 3.

    Joined by many contemporary collaborators and those influenced by their initial run - formed in 1976 - the experimental band is more a completely new idea, filled with vitality, having just performed live last year with a gargantuan list of performers including Hot Chip, members of Sonic Youth and more.

    Tickets are priced from €18.75-€25, available here. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    Worm Hears, Ghost Office & Rain Watt

    DMU2

    Belfast

    London-based lo-fi punk trio Worm Hears - fronted by our own Charlie Loane - come to Belfast to play DIY space DMU2 in the Westlink Enterprise Centre on March 4. Listen to them on Soundcloud.

    Supporting are post-punk indie rock trio Ghost Office - who you should definitely listen to on Bandcamp - and Omagh artist Rain Watt.

    Admission costs £5, with tickets available from Eventbrite, and it's a BYO night. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018

    Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    Massively respected comedian Mark Thomas plays the The MAC on March 6 for his show, Showtime From The Frontline.

    Not content with his performance at the end of the year to follow up his book Liar's Quartet, this show is based around his time in the Palestinian city of Jenin in which he set out to run a comedy club for two nights. He'll be accompanied by two Palestinian actors & aspiring comics Faisal Abualheja and Alaa Shehada, who will talk about Jenin refugee camp, the home to Jenin Freedom Theatre, as well as dodging cultural and literal bullets.

    Tickets are available, priced £12.50-£25, from the MAC. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018

    Queen's Radio Presents Underground: Sister Ghost, Roe, Fox Colony, Ghost Office, Buí & Carl O'Neill

    Bar Sub

    Belfast

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    Garage alt. rock quartet Sister Ghost, led by Shannon O'Neill, headlines the last ever Bar Sub edition of Queens Radio's Underground. Watch the video for recent single, 'The Final Grrrl'.

    Sharing the massive bill are fast-rising young Derry alt.pop artist ROE, post-punk indie rock trio Ghost Office - who you should definitely listen to on Bandcamp - emo-tinged indie rock trio Fox Colony - indie rockers Buí - listen to Eugene - and singer-songwriter Carl O'Neill.

    Admission costs £4 and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Sons of Kemet

    Regional Cultural Centre

    Letterkenny

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    Double-drumming quartet Sons of Kemet, led by saxophonist/clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings, play a run of Irish shows, playing Letterkenny's Regional Cultural Centre on March 8.

    Sons of Kemet erupted onto the scene in 2013 with their album Burn, securing rave reviews and scooping up a MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act. 

    Check out 'In The Castle of My Skin'

    Tickets are priced €12/€15, available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Choice Music Prize

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its ten-album shortlist for 2017. The prize selects the best Irish album of the previous calendar year.

    The shortlist is as follows:

    Come On Live Long - In The Still
    Marlene Enright - Placemats and Second Cuts
    Fangclub - Fangclub
    Lankum - Beneath The Earth and the Sky
    James Vincent McMorrow - True Care
    New Jackson - From Night To Night
    Otherkin - OK
    Fionn Regan - The Meetings of the Waters
    Ships - Precession
    Talos - Wild Alee

    The winner will be chosen during a live event, which will be held at Vicar Street on March 8.  This is the 13th year of the Choice Music Prize, which awards the winning act €10,000. The prize is sponsored by the IMRO and IRMA, with RTÉ on board this year as a media partner for a second year running. Last year's prize was won by Rusangano Family for their debut album Let The Dead Bury The Dead.

    Tickets, priced €28, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

     

     

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Jooce 'Flat Circle' Single Launch

    East Side Tavern

    Dublin

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    Alternative psych quartet Jooce launch their second single, 'Flat Circle' at the East Side Tavern on March 8. Check out their debut single.

    Admission costs €7, or €5 if you comment 'Time's a Flat Circle' here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Randy Newman - Cancelled

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Cancellation - due to essential knee surgery. 

    One of America's great satirists, Randy Newman plays two nights in Vicar Street on March 9 & 10.

    Best known for his work on film soundtracks - a trade handed down by his father - his original studio albums have proved timeless, scathing snapshots of certain corners of American society, criticising close-mindedness, foreign policy, doublethink and even occasionally delving into some detached introspection. He's a master craftsman who doesn't stop working and is currently touring his latest album, Dark Matter. Here's a typically Randy number, taking Russian folk from the new LP: 'Putin'.

    Tickets cost €70 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Alabama 3

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Brixton blues-rockers Alabama 3 return to Dublin on March 9 to play the Academy, following the release of their whiskey-soaked LP Blues.

    The Brixton outfit blend rock, acid house, blues, country, gospel & spoken word, known for their genre fusing, the band members' alias', and outstanding live show. You probably know them best for the theme to arguably the Best Show Of All Time.

    Tickets cost €26.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo play the Roisin Dubh on March 9 as one of several Irish dates before a massive tour that sees them tour the UK & Europe for the best part of a month.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’ and announced their debut album. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Search Party Animal

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Irish indie/math-rockers Search Party Animal - taken from the ASIWYFA song of the same name - headline Whelan's on March 9.

    Having released their debut single 'Evergreen' earlier in the year, the band have an average age of about 20 and have been signed to Faction Records, the same label as Jape and Vincent James McMorrow.

    Support comes from the young, and supremely talented indie-emo-punk quartet Girlfriend - listen to 3AM Rituals.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster, priced €15.35. Doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    David Kitt

    Cleere's Theatre

    Killkenny

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays Kilkenny's Cleere's Theatre on March 9.

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

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Sons of Kemet & Snowpoet

    DBD Venue

    Dublin

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    Double-drumming quartet Sons of Kemet, led by saxophonist/clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings, play a run of Irish shows, including Dublin's DBD Venue on March 9 - in addition to Letterkenny the previous night, and in Belfast for Brilliant Corners on the following.

    Sons of Kemet erupted onto the scene in 2013 with their album Burn, securing rave reviews and scooping up a MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act. Check out 'In The Castle of My Skin'.

    Sharing the bill are Snowpoet, featuring 2016 Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year Lauren Kinsella & multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson. Watch 'Mermaid' Live.

    Tickets are priced €20-€22, available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Landless 'Bleaching Bones' Album Launch w/Sinead & Catriona Kennedy

    St. Ann's

    Dublin

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    One of our 18 for '18 featured artists, unaccompanied Irish traditional vocal quartet Landless launch their debut album Bleaching Bones on March 9 at St Ann's Church on Dawson Street for Enthusiastic Eunuch.

    Their songs blend Irish, Scottish, England & American traditions in four part harmony in a deeply ethereal, resonant approach to folk music. Read our preview of Bleaching Bonesout on Humble Serpent Records.

    Support comes from Sinead & Catriona Kennedy.

    Tickets cost €14 from Billetto, or €22/€27 with CD or vinyl respectively. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Paddy Hanna Album Launch

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Eclectic singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna launches his long-awaited debut album, Frankly I Mutate, upstairs at Whelans' on March 9. This following the string of strong singles he's been releasing in the run up - listen to 'Bad Boys'. Accompanied by a full band, he's one of Ireland's most accomplished true songwriters, elusive, nuanced, yet capable of broad truths, drawing in influence from Scott Walker & the hits of Phil Spector.

    Listen to it here.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather w/Dave Hause

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    New Jersey Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon returns to Ireland with his new band, The Howling Weather, playing the Olympia Theatre on March 10.

    His first solo record, 2016's Painkillers, was well received, continuing on his fusion of the ethos of punk with the heartland rock of a Springsteenian magnitude. 2018 looks to see the release of his second solo record through Island Records. Check out 'Nobody Wins'. 

    Support comes from Dave Hause.

    Tickets are priced €31.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Bob Log III

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Bob Log IIIthe one-man band, plays Voodoo on March 10.

    He plays slide on old Silvertone guitars, dons a full body human cannonball suit, and a motorcycle wired to a telephone receiver, allowing him to use his feet for drums. His live reputation precedes him. Listen to 'My Shit is Perfect'.

    Tickets cost £13.20 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    David Kitt

    AMP Venue

    Cork

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays the AMP Venue in Cork on March 10, one day after its release.

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

    Tickets are priced from €17.61 from uTicket. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Paper/Boy, Wasps & Sleeping Outside

    The Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    Young Derry indie rock band Paper/Boy launch their new single 'Guerrilla Therapy' in an all-ages show at the Nerve Centre on March 10, its day of release.

    Math-punk duo Wasps - check out the video for 'Future Endeavours' - are supporting alongside Coleraine's alt. emo act Sleeping Outside, with more to be confirmed - listen to them on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from the Nerve Centre, priced at £7. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Slouch, Junk Drawer & Eraser TV

    Sin É

    Dublin

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    In lieu of Randy Newman's now-cancelled Vicar Street date on the same night, a night of DIY indie rockers takes place in Sin É on March 10, headed by Dublin trio Slouch. They're a bunch of slack desert rockers in a claustrophobic place - listen to them on Bandcamp.

    Sharing that bill are instrument-swapping Belfast experimental indie-psych rockers Junk Drawer - check out their For The Cult Fat Guy EP ahead of the release of their debut album - and dischordant Limerick post-punks Eraser TV - watch the video for the sprawling ode to lost innocence, 'Golden Boy'.

    Admission is free and doors open around 9pm.

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather w/Dave Hause

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    New Jersey Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon returns to Ireland with his new band, The Howling Weather, playing the Limelight 1 on March 11.

    His first solo record, 2016's Painkillers, was well received, continuing on his fusion of the ethos of punk with the heartland rock of a Springsteenian magnitude. 2018 looks to see the release of his second solo record through Island Records - for now, check out 'Nobody Wins'.

    Support comes from Dave Hause.

    Tickets are priced £20.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo play the Spirit Store, Dundalk on March 11 as one of several Irish dates before a massive tour that sees them tour the UK & Europe for the best part of a month.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’ and announced their debut album. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    Lankum

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Having released one of the albums of 2017 in the critically-acclaimed Between The Earth and Sky, Dublin’s finest folk miscreants Lankum play Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 11.

    Check out the hauntingly poignant 'What Will We Do When We Have No Money?' - our Irish song of 2017 - and read CJ Mc Canney’s review of Between The Earth and Sky here.

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

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    David Kitt

    DeBarra's

    Clonakilty

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays DeBarra's, Clonakilty, on March 11.

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

    Tickets are priced at €17.50 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    Damien Jurado

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Master singer-songwriter Damien Jurado plays Whelan's on March 11.

    The Seattle indie/folk writer released his tenth album, Maraqopa, in 2012, and has been touring An Acoustic Journey Through Maraquopa this year. Check out his NPR Tiny Desk Concert. He debuted back on Sub Pop in the mid-90's with his Motorbike and Trampoline albums, and has maintained a shockingly consistent run of records since.

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

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018

    The Wombats

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Indie rockers The Wombats make their return, playing Belfast's Limelight 2 on March 13 in support of their forthcoming fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life.

    Known for their knack for a witticism-heavy indie-pop ditty, they've evolved massively since their NME-championed heyday. Check out new single 'Lemon To A Knife Fight'.

    Tickets are priced £17.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Erasure

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the postponement of their January dates, quintessential London synthpop duo Erasure play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 13, 14 & 15.

    Andy Bell and Vince Clark have been around now for 32 years, selling over 25 million albums, with their latest being World Be Gone. Check out the video for 'A Little Respect'.

    All tickets for previous events are valid for their retrospective dates, and doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    Death From Above

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in 2015, Toronto bass & drums punk rock duo Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger AKA Death From Above will play Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre - following a move from Olympia due to Erasure - on March 14.

    The band – formerly known as Death From Above 1979 – released their third studio album, Outrage! Is Now, earlier this month, marking their return as an active band, having left a decade between their first two records, after the first took on a highly-influential life of its own. Check out the new single, 'Freeze Me'.

    Support comes from the mighty Le Butcherettes - they're a fearsome live outfit, so check them out at the Ring Road Live Sessions.

    Tickets are priced at €30 including booking fee, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    The Wombats

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Indie rockers The Wombats make their return, playing The Academy on March 14 in support of their forthcoming fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life.

    Known for their knack for a witticism-heavy indie-pop ditty, they've evolved massively since their NME-championed heyday. Check out new single 'Lemon To A Knife Fight'.

    Tickets are priced €25.40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Karl Blau

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Northwest indie hero Karl Blau plays the Workman's Club on March 15.

    The multi-instrumentalist DIY singer-songwriter has released over 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released or on miniscule labels. His eclectic new album dabbles in African music, Americana, folk and jazz, to name just four of the corners it pulls in. Out Her Space is out now on Bella Union - check out 'Beckon'.

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

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Hunkpapa

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Ambitious, but hopefully a payoff move, anthemic indie outfit Hunkpapa launch their new EP at the Limelight 2 on March 15.

    Watch the video for 'Lost In The Wild'.

    Admission costs £7, available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Bitch Falcon

    The Bowery

    Dublin

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    Louder-than-hell alt. rock riff machine Bitch Falcon play the Bowery on March 15 Check out some of their set at Electric Picnic last year. 2018 looks to be a year of heavy touring - listen to recent single 'Of Heart', as hook-laden a Bitch Falcon as we've seen with bonus heft.

    Support comes from Wexford trashy blues outfit Wolff.

    Tickets are available from The Bowery, priced at €15. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Bizarre Ride II: The Pharcyde

    Monroe's

    Galway

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    Alternative South Central LA hip-hop group The Pharcyde perform their landmark debut album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde in its entirety at Monroe's, Galway on March 15.

    The original 4 members are Imani, Bootie Brown, Slimkid3 and Fatlip -  the latter of whom uwill be present on the night, along with K-Natural & DJ Manwell - and have had DJs Mark Luv, J-Swift, then the ultra-talented J Dilla. Their aforementioned 1992 debut album yielded breakthrough single 'Passin' Me By', which helped establish alternative hip-hop on the West Coast, paving that which was to come, and 

    (Re?)acquaint yourself with the Pharcyde with 'Passin' Me By'.

    Support comes from Handsome Paddy.

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

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    The Selecter & The Beat [Co-Headliner]

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Two of the most important acts in the ska/2-Tone movement, The Beat - featuring Ranking Roger - and The Selecter, have announced a return to Ireland, when they play Belfast's Mandela Hall on March 16.

    The Beat formed in 1978 at the peak of unemployment and social upheaval and alongside The Specials, found much success through their messages of hope in an otherwise bleak British society. They released 3 albums before disbanding in 1983 until a one-off 2003 semi-reunion, before a full regrouping took place in 2006. Their current iteration includes Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior onstage. Here's 'Mirror In The Bathroom'.

    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.

    Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster for £25. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    Bizarre Ride II: The Pharcyde

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Alternative South Central LA hip-hop group The Pharcyde perform their landmark debut album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde in its entirety at Dublin's Sugar Club once more for its 25th anniversary.

    The original 4 members are Imani, Bootie Brown, Slimkid3 and Fatlip -  the latter of whom uwill be present on the night, along with K-Natural & DJ Manwell - and have had DJs Mark Luv, J-Swift, then the ultra-talented J Dilla. Their aforementioned 1992 debut album yielded breakthrough single 'Passin' Me By', which helped establish alternative hip-hop on the West Coast, paving that which was to come, and 

    (Re?)acquaint yourself with the Pharcyde with 'Passin' Me By'.

    Support comes from Handsome Paddy.

    Tickets area available from The Sugar Club. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    Karl Blau

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Northwest indie hero Karl Blau plays Cyprus Avenue on March 16.

    The multi-instrumentalist DIY singer-songwriter has released over 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released or on miniscule labels. His eclectic new album dabbles in African music, Americana, folk and jazz, to name just four of the corners it pulls in. Out Her Space is out now on Bella Union - check out 'Beckon'.

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    Stranded: Chapter & Verse (VerseChorusVerse)

    Strand Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    Seedhead's weekly 'Stranded' night at East Belfast's Strand Arts Centre holds a show on March 16 from Tony Wright, aka VerseChorusVerse.

    Having last year toured The Tragedy of Dr Hannigan and his well-documented earlier years with ASIWYFA, he'll play from across the back catalogue and new, supported by his natural charm & storytelling ability, reading from his new book.

    Tickets are available from the Strand Arts Centre, priced just £6. Doors open at 8pm, and it's a BYO event.

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Steven Wilson

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson plays Mandela Hall on March 17 following his fifth solo album, To The Bone.

    The album is being released as a dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by one of the UK's biggest underground artists. Fusing futurist rock and spectral electronics to ambience and squalling guitars, it's seen as his ode to the ambitious progressive pop records of his youth - Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk & Tears For Fears, for example. Check out the first track taken from To The Bone, 'Pariah'.

    Tickets cost £33 from Ticketmaster and the QUB Students' Union reception. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Emerald Armada's St. Patrick's Day Show w/Brash Isaac & ROE

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Folk-pop act The Emerald Armada play their seventh annual St. Patrick's Day show in Belfast, this year taking place at the Limelight 1. Listen to their most recent single, the thoroughly relatable 'Like A Dog'.

    Supporting are Belfast-based musician and singer-songwriter Andrew Cameron AKA Brash Isaac, who last year signed a record deal in America - watch the video for 'In The Dark' - and the fast-rising young Derry alt.pop artist ROE.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar, priced £11.25. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018

    Steven Wilson

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson plays the Olympia Theatre on March 19 following his fifth solo album, To The Bone.

    The album is being released as a dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by one of the UK's biggest underground artists. Fusing futurist rock and spectral electronics to ambience and squalling guitars, it's seen as his ode to the ambitious progressive pop records of his youth - Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk & Tears For Fears, for example. Check out the first track taken from To The Bone, 'Pariah'.

    Tickets are priced from €40-€50.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Alabama 3

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Brixton blues-rockers Alabama 3 return to the Limelight 1 on March 10, following the release of their whiskey-soaked LP Blues.

    The Brixton outfit blend rock, acid house, blues, country, gospel & spoken word, known for their genre fusing, the band members' alias', and outstanding live show. You probably know them best for the theme to arguably the Best Show Of All Time.

    Tickets cost £22.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Cannibal Corpse

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse play 3 Irish dates, kicking off at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on March 20.

    The Buffalo five piece are obviously known for their macabre themes, with such hits including 'As Deep As The Knife Will Go' and 'Hammer Smashed Face' being amongst the more genial cuts. They've finished their latest album, Red Before Black, which they'll be touring this time around. Check out the video for the latest single, 'Code of the Slashers'. 

    Tickets, priced €27.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Paddy Hanna w/Pillow Queens & PowPig

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Eclectic singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has just released his second album, Frankly, I Mutate, and plays Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on March 20 as part of its Irish tour.

    Following the string of strong singles he's been releasing in the run up, listen to 'Bad Boys', listen and read about it here. He's one of Ireland's most accomplished true songwriters, elusive, nuanced, yet capable of broad truths, drawing in influence from Scott Walker & the hits of Phil Spector.

    Support comes from one of our 18 For '18, socially conscious punks Pillow Queens and young indie rock outfit PowPig - listen to their Denture Adventure.

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

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Cannibal Corpse

    Dolans Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse play 3 Irish dates, playing Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick on March 21.

    The Buffalo five piece are obviously known for their macabre themes, with such hits including 'As Deep As The Knife Will Go' and 'Hammer Smashed Face' being amongst the more genial cuts. They've finished their latest album, Red Before Black, which they'll be touring this time around. Check out the video for the latest single, 'Code of the Slashers'. 

    Tickets, priced €29, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    All Tvvins

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, tour Ireland in March, playing Belfast's Limelight 2 on March 21.

    Formed of former members of Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair took their underground chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Here's recent single 'Alone Together', featuring James Vincent McMorrow.

    Tickets cost £14.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Feeder

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Anthemic alt. rock trio, and soundtrack to the lives of many an adolescent, Feeder return to Ireland, playing the Olympia Theatre on March 21 as part of their The Best Of tour, celebrating their 21st anniversary collection.

    The band started out as Reel back in 1992, and came out of the post-Britpop period, heavily influenced by the likes of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins & the like. Frontman Grant Nicholas & bassist Taka Hirose are the two remaining original members after drummer Jon Lee unfortunately took his own life in 2002. They followed it up with perhaps their finest album, Comfort In Sound. Their singles collection is one of mainstream indie's finest, so we recommend getting down to catch 'em.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €28.

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Electric Octopus, Mosmo Strange, Black Chapels & Ember Trails

    The Art Department

    Belfast

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    Following their recent series of sold-out shows including the Belfast Barge, Voodoo & the Black Box with Rab McCullough, funk, psych, blues (and more) jam band Electric Octopus play a Shizznigh Promotions show at The Art Department on March 21 - located at 14 Little Donegal Street. Listen to their excellent 35-minute, 3-track Smokyhead.

    Support comes from QOTSA-alikes Mosmo StrangeBlack Chapels and young alt. rockers Ember Trails.

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

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Open Mike Eagle

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    The fiercely self-aware alt. hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle plays the Sugar Club for ChoiceCuts on March 21.

    One of a lengthy run of European dates, his latest album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream was met with the same kind of acclaim as debut Dark Comedy. Watch the video for 'Brick Body Complex'.

    Tickets are available from SugarClubTickets.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Cannibal Corpse

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse play 3 Irish dates, finishing up on March 22 at the Limelight 2.

    The Buffalo five piece are obviously known for their macabre themes, with such hits including 'As Deep As The Knife Will Go' and 'Hammer Smashed Face' being amongst the more genial cuts. They've finished their latest album, Red Before Black, which they'll be touring this time around. Check out the video for the latest single, 'Code of the Slashers'. 

    Tickets, priced £23.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm as it's an early show.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Feeder

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Anthemic alt. rock trio, and soundtrack to the lives of many an adolescent, Feeder return to Ireland, playing the Limelight 1 on March 22 as part of their The Best Of tour.

    The band started out as Reel back in 1992, and came out of the post-Britpop period, heavily influenced by the likes of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins & the like. Frontman Grant Nicholas & bassist Taka Hirose are the two remaining original members after drummer Jon Lee unfortunately took his own life in 2002. They followed it up with perhaps their finest album, Comfort In Sound. Their singles collection is one of mainstream indie's finest, so we recommend getting down to catch 'em.

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Slow Riot Single Launch

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Scuzzy pop post-punks Slow Riot play upstairs at Whelan's on March 22 in support of new single 'Voyeur/Burn In The City'. Check out their Soundcloud.

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

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    All Tvvins

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, tour Ireland in March, with the biggest show at the Olympia Theatre on March 23 - which they sold out last year.

    Formed of former members of Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair took their underground chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Here's recent single 'Alone Together', featuring James Vincent McMorrow.

    Tickets cost €25.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Little Hours

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Donegal's Little Hours play their biggest headline show to date at the Button Factory on March 23.

    Led by vocalist & pianist John Doherty, they've had a busy summer of festivals, including Electric Picnic's main stage and sold-out dates in the UK & Ireland. Check out the video for 'Later On'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €22.90. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry

    Monroe's

    Galway

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    Legendary Jamaican frontiersman of reggae & dub Lee 'Scratch' Perry makes another return to Ireland, playing Monroe's on March 23.

    Perry gets much credit for his part in the pioneering of dub music, both as an artist and for his studio techniques and production values, and has a guiding figure since the late '50s ska movement. Super Ape, his 1976 album with The Upsetters still stands up as one of, if not the definitive dub album. Incredibly, Perry is in his 80s, making it 40 years since its release, but he can still go with the best of them, as recent shows have proven. 

    Listen to Super Ape.

    Ticket are available priced at €25 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    David Kitt

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 23.

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

    Tickets cost €16.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Sigrid

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Young Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid plays the Academy on March 23. She's the winner of this year's BBC Music's Sound of 2018 award, breaking through with 'Don't Kill My Vibe'.

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

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Room For Rebellion

    Jigsaw/Black Box

    Dublin/Belfast

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    Synchronised pro-choice, multi-venue 'Political Party' club night, Room for Rebellion takes place on Friday, March 23 across venues in London, Belfast & Dublin.

    The Belfast lineup takes place at the Black Box, and features Violet and GIRL DJ Venus Dupree, while Dublin's show at Jigsaw sees London-based NTS DJ Moxie, Eliza and Endrift.

    Tickets are available for Dublin here and Belfast here, and all proceeds go towards abortion rights in Ireland.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Paddy Hanna

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Eclectic singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has just released his second album, Frankly, I Mutate, and plays Dundalk's Spirit Store on March 23 as part of the tour.

    Following the string of strong singles he's been releasing in the run up - listen to 'Bad Boys', listen and read about it here. He's one of Ireland's most accomplished true songwriters, elusive, nuanced, yet capable of broad truths, drawing in influence from Scott Walker & the hits of Phil Spector.

    Tickets are available here, priced €11.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Slow Riot Single Launch

    The Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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    Scuzzy pop post-punks Slow Riot play the Kasbah Social Club, Limerick on March 23 in support of new single 'Voyeur/Burn In The City'. Check out their Soundcloud.

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

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    All Tvvins

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, tour Ireland in March, playing Galway's Roisin Dubh on the 24th.

    Formed of former members of Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair took their underground chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Here's recent single 'Alone Together', featuring James Vincent McMorrow.

    Tickets cost €28.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Legendary Jamaican frontiersman of reggae & dub Lee 'Scratch' Perry makes another return to Ireland, playing Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick on March 24.

    Perry gets much credit for his part in the pioneering of dub music, both as an artist and for his studio techniques and production values, and has a guiding figure since the late '50s ska movement. Super Ape, his 1976 album with The Upsetters still stands up as one of, if not the definitive dub album. Incredibly, Perry is in his 80s, making it 40 years since its release, but he can still go with the best of them, as recent shows have proven. 

    Listen to Super Ape.

    Ticket are available priced at €22 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Rews w/The Sea Close By

    McHugh's Bar

    Belfast

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    Shauna Tohill & Collette Williams, aka Rews play a headline show at McHugh's. The pop-rock duo are based in London & Belfast - check them on Soundcloud, and the video to 'Your Tears'. They last year played Glastonbury's John Peel Stage, following the release of their debut album, Pyro.

    Support comes from The Sea, Close By.

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

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    David Kitt

    DeBarra's

    Clonakilty

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays the Duncairn Arts Centre on March 24.

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

    Tickets are available from the Duncairn. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Touts

    Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Clash-recalling young Derry indie-punks Touts play The Grand Social from March 24. Watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

    Flight of the Conchords

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    HBO musical comedy duo Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie, AKA Flight of the Conchords, have announced their first date on these shores in 7 years, and it's their biggest, headlining the 3Arena on March 25.

    The hit series of the same name was a surprise hit, with their debut single, half-hour show One Night Stand commissioned after a performance at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2005. Their sitcom, 2 albums, and voice & music work - notably, Bret winning an Oscar for Best Original Song in the Muppets - has seen them individually go from strength-to-strength.  This date also promises to feature some new material. Here's 'Jenny'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at just €28. 

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Legendary Jamaican frontiersman of reggae & dub Lee 'Scratch' Perry makes another return to Ireland to play Whelan's on March 25.

    Perry gets much credit for his part in the pioneering of dub music, both as an artist and for his studio techniques and production values, and has a guiding figure since the late '50s ska movement. Super Ape, his 1976 album with The Upsetters still stands up as one of, if not the definitive dub album. Incredibly, Perry is in his 80s, making it 40 years since its release, but he can still go with the best of them, as recent shows have proven. 

    Listen to Super Ape.

    Ticket are available priced at €26 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

    Dream Wife w/whenyoung

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Indie-punk trio Dream Wife play the Workman's Club on March 25. Watch the video for 'Let's Make Out', from their eponymous 2017 debut album.

    Support comes from Dublin indie pop-rock outfit whenyoung - watch the video for 'Actor'.

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

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018
    Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018

    Belle & Sebastian

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Scottish indie-pop outfit Belle & Sebastian play two dates in Vicar Street on March 26 & 27, following a massive Iveagh Gardens show last summer.

    Led by Stuart Murdoch, the Glaswegian outfit formed in 1996, in the year they released the first LP in a string of incredibly strong albums, Tigermilk. They most recently released their more synth-driven, upbeat Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, playing a series of well-received dates throughout summer 2017. The perfect popmakers are always pristine & full of unique live flourishes - we cannot recommend seeing them strongly enough. Here's 'The Boy With The Arab Strap'.

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

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018

    Phoenix

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city as part of Longitude back in 2013, French indie-pop quartet Phoenix will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 27, 2018.

    The show will mark the end of a string of European live dates for the band, who have been touring worldwide to promote their new album, Ti Amo, since May.

    Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €34.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    Young Fathers

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Having returned recently with the brilliant ‘Lord’ – the lead single from their forthcoming third studio album – Mercury-prize winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers will make their return to Dublin for a show at the Academy on March 28.

    The three-piece of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings fuse hip-hop with dub, punk, gospel & pop, having last played Dublin at Forbidden Fruit 2016 and Longitude back in 2015,

    Tickets for the Academy show are on sale, priced at €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    Gary Numan

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    In support of his 22nd album, Savage: Songs From A Broken WorldGary Numan returns to Belfast for the first time in years to play the Limelight 1 on March 28.

    Breaking through with absolutely seminal works of twisted synth-pop like Replicas and The Pleasure Principle, Numan's status was solidified with 'Cars' - an ode to consumerism and, if indirectly, his unfortunate support for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party. That said, he's still a pioneer of electronic music.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    All Tvvins

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, tour Ireland in March, performing at Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick on March 29.

    Formed of former members of Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair took their underground chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Here's recent single 'Alone Together', featuring James Vincent McMorrow.

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Gary Numan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    In support of his 22nd album, Savage: Songs From A Broken WorldGary Numan returns to Dublin for the first time in many years to play the Olympia Theatre on March 29.

    Breaking through with absolutely seminal works of twisted synth-pop like Replicas and The Pleasure Principle, Numan's status was solidified with 'Cars' - an ode, if indirectly, to his unfortunate support for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.

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

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Brigid Mae Power w/Jim Ghedi

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    One of Ireland's finest promoters, Enthusiastic Eunuch, bring one of Ireland's most genuine purveyors of folk in the most human sense, Brigid Mae Power, to the Bello Bar on March 29.

    Acclaimed by the likes of Uncut & The Guardian, her deeply expressive, hypnotic brand of folk is bewitching. She released her eponymous debut album in 2016, with its follow-up, The Two Worlds out in February. Watch the video for 'Don't Shut Me Up (Politely)'.

    Supporting is Yorkshire/Derbyshire sparse instrumental guitar composer Jim Ghedi - check out his second album, A Hymn For Ancient Landan album deeply connected to the land.

    Tickets cost €14 from Billetto and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    All Tvvins

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, tour Ireland in March, playing Cork's Cyprus Avenue on the 30th.

    Formed of former members of Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair took their underground chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Here's recent single 'Alone Together', featuring James Vincent McMorrow.

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    The Altered Hours w/The Barbiturates & Aul Boy

    RCC

    Letterkenny

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    One of the country's finest bands, Cork five-piece The Altered Hours play Letterkenny's Regional Cultural Centre on March 30 to kick off a European tour.

    This show is taking place off the back of a stellar new EP by the Hours, titled On My Tongue, which is set for release via Penske and Art For Blind at the start out for that. Check out its first single on Soundcloud.

    Sharing the bill are one of the country's most engaging live outfits, cult-like psychedelic masters The Barbiturates and Aul Boy.

    It's a BYOB gig, and admission costs €10. Doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    Asian Dub Foundation soundtrack La Haine

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    One of the finest social commentaries of all time, 1995's La Haine gets a live soundtracking in Dublin 15 years after its first occasion in 2003 as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. The Sugar Club hosts on March 30, as Asian Dub Foundation take to the stage to reprise their score. Watch the trailer.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club.

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    Percolator, Wild Rocket, Hawkbastard & Tuath

    Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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    Cosmic voyagers Percolator headline Dublin's Drop Dead Twice on March 30. Taking cues from My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab and the likes, their sounds made our 2017 Irish album of the year. Check out the video for single 'Crab Supernova' and their previous work on Bandcamp.

    Dublin space rock quartet Wild Rocket are main support - stream their second album, Dissociation Mechanics - dubby space rock act Hawkbastard and Letterkenny-based psychedelic trip-hoppers Tuath following the release of new EP Youth. Watch the video for 'Existence Is Futile'.

    Doors open at 8.30pm, with admission costing €8 before 9pm and €10 after.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    All Tvvins

    INEC

    Killarney

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, tour Ireland in March, playing the INEC in Killarney on March 31st.

    Formed of former members of Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair took their underground chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Here's recent single 'Alone Together', featuring James Vincent McMorrow.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Big Thief

    Whelans

    Dublin

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    Brooklyn indie rock quartet Big Thief play Whelans on March 31.

    Their humble 2016 debut, Masterpiece was quickly followed up this year with Capacity - both of which are getting some serious attention from indie heads. Fragmented, delicate, watch them Live on KEXP

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

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    The Altered Hours & Documenta w/The Thin Air DJs

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    We're once again bringing together two of the country's finest bands, Cork five-piece The Altered Hours and drone pop seven-piece Documenta for an Easter Saturday show at The Menagerie on Saturday, March 31.

    This show is taking place off the back of a stellar new EP by the Hours, titled On My Tongue, which is set for release via Penske and Art For Blind at the start out for that. Keep your ear to the ground for that.

    Door tax £7. The Thin Air DJs throughout.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    David Kitt

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his new album, Yous. He plays upstairs at Dolan's, Limerick, on March 31.

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

    Tickets are available from Dolan's, priced €14. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Vulpynes, Bayonets & Kiss My Acid

    Sin É

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based sludgy, driving two piece Vulpynes headline Sin É on March 31.

    The scuzzy, raw pair offer up gelatinous chunks of Mudhoney, Melvins and L7 and have been gigging heavily around the island and beyond as of late. Watch the video for 'Silica'.

    Kerry-born rootsy alternative singer-songwriter Vinnie Flynn, aka Bayonets and DIY alt. punks Kiss My Acid - listen to them on Bandcamp

    Admission is free.

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Touts & Hand Models

    Duke of York

    Belfast

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    Clash-recalling young Derry indie-punks Touts play Belfast's Duke of York on March 31. Watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Supporting are fellow hotly-tipped indie-pop quartet Hand Models.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at £6. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Gallops, Hiva Oa & Wasps

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Electronic trio Gallops play the Empire on March 31. With elements of experimental outsider music and a powerful retrofuturistic image, they released album no. 2, Bronze Mystic last year. Check out single 'Darkjewel'.

    Alt. electronic trio Hiva Oa - check them out on Bandcamp - support, with math-punks Wasps opening.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018

    Testament, Annihilator & Vader

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    April 1 sees Californian cult thrash metallers Testament return to Dublin to play Vicar Street as part of a hefty joint tour.

    They formed back in 1983 and have sold 14 million albums worldwide, making them one of the biggest bands of the thrash era, yet somehow overlooked by many who consider the 'Big Four'.  They broke up in 1992, reuniting with a new album in 2008. Their most recent release was 2016's Brotherhood of the Snake.

    They're joined by Canadian speed metal act Annihilator and Polish death metal act Vader.

    Tickets cost €40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018

    Testament, Annihilator & Vader

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    April 1 sees Californian cult thrash metallers Testament return to Dublin to play Vicar Street as part of a hefty joint tour.

    They formed back in 1983 and have sold 14 million albums worldwide, making them one of the biggest bands of the thrash era, yet somehow overlooked by many who consider the 'Big Four'.  They broke up in 1992, reuniting with a new album in 2008. Their most recent release was 2016's Brotherhood of the Snake.

    They're joined by Canadian speed metal act Annihilator and Polish death metal act Vader.

    Tickets cost €40 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    Toto

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of the best-selling groups of musicians of all time, Toto, play Vicar Street on April 4 in their 40th anniversary, as part of the 40 Trips Around The Sun tour.

    As individual members - many of whom are prolific session musicians - they have the unbelievable statistic of being heard on around 5000 albums, with over half a billion sold. Toto, themselves having sold over 35 million albums, were one of the biggest arena rock acts in the '80s and broke through with the 1982 LP Toto IV which featured the immortal 'Africa'.

    Tickets cost €54.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    Dr John Cooper Clarke w/Mike Garry

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The original people's poet, John Cooper Clarke, performs at Whelan's on April 4.

    The poet, cultural commentator, movie star, comedian & rock star has had his imprint on everything from early post-punk to modern pop, with the Arctic Monkeys turning his 'I Wanna Be Yours' into a hit on A:M. Here's 'Chickentown'.

    Tickets cost €29.50 from Seat Advisor. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018

    Gifted: Wynona Bleach, Black Chapels, Hand Models & Fox Colony

    The Empire

    Belfast

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    Nugaze/alt. pop quintet Wynona Bleach play their first Belfast date under a new banner at the Empire on April 5, following their name change from R51. Watch the video for new single 'Eyes Burning'.

    Support comes from alt. rockers Black Chapels, hotly-tipped slacker indie rock quartet Hand Models and emo-hued indie quartet Fox Colony.

    Admission costs £3 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Arcade Fire

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Canadian stadium-fillers Arcade Fire, having played hugely acclaimed and sold out shows here last summer, return to Dublin to play a special in the round show at the 3Arena on April 6.

    Breaking through with their critical and commercial success in 2004 with Funeral which became regarded as one of, if not the rock album of the noughties. The six-piece are currently touring their fifth album Everything Now, which is filled with four-to-the-floor grooves, not unlike its predecessor Reflektor. Watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Dirty John: A Conversation with Creator Christopher Goffard

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Hugely successful true crime podcast Dirty John is the latest in a series of similar phenomena to hit the stage, when the Empire hosts a conversation with its creator, Christopher Goffard on April 6.

    A writer for the LA Times, he's the writer & host, which has been downloaded over 10 million times, spending a month at the top of the podcast charts. He's shared the Pulitzer Prize & won a series of awards of the back of his own writing. It's been heralded as the new Serial, so get on that.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, Shine & Katy's Bar, priced £20. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    David Kitt

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays the Button Factory on April 6.

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

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

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Brash Isaac, Chase The River & Wanderers

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Pop Up hold a three-band, three-city, three-single tour from three Belfast acts that stops off in Belfast's Black Box on April 6.

    Performing are indie-folk project Brash Isaac, who last year signed a record deal in America - watch the video for 'In The Dark' - Chase The River and Wanderers.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Toto

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    One of the best-selling groups of musicians of all time, Toto, play Belfast's Waterfront on April 7 in their 40th anniversary, as part of the 40 Trips Around The Sun tour.

    As individual members - many of whom are prolific session musicians - they have the unbelievable statistic of being heard on around 5000 albums, with over half a billion sold. Toto, themselves having sold over 35 million albums, were one of the biggest arena rock acts in the '80s and broke through with the 1982 LP Toto IV which featured the immortal 'Africa'.

    Tickets cost £46 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Black Label Society

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    As part of a mammoth European trek, Black Label Society return to Ireland to play the Tivoli on April 7.

    Formed by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde in 1998, the pinch-harmonic lover tour in support of their Grimmest Hits

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

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    The Outcasts Live Album Recording

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Belfast punk stalwarts The Outcasts are set to record a new live album at the Grand Social on April 7.

    Formed in 1977, they released a string of singles through Good Vibrations, followed by debut album Self Conscious Over You in 1979. They disbanded in 1986 following internal conflict, reunited in 2011 for Rebellion Festival. Check them out live at the Ulster Hall in 1980.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Vernon Jane, Thumper & Bicurious

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    On April 7, The Sugar Club hosts a double-headliner from jazz-punks Vernon Jane - listen to them on Bandcamp - and indie rock act Thumper - check out the video for 'Dan The Man'. Support comes from Irish-French mathy duo Bicurious,

    Tickets cost €10 from the Sugar Club. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Le Boom

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Dublin electro-indie-house-pop duo Le Boom headline the Button Factory on April 7.

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

    Tickets cost €14.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 11pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Shame

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Very quickly rising British anthemic, garage post-punk quintet Shame play The Academy on April 7.

    Acclaimed for their shying away from the ladrock stereotype, Watch the video for 'One Rizla', taken off debut album Songs of Praise. Playing catchy hooks through their misery, they're an exciting prospect, considering their average age is around 20.

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

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Black Label Society

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    As part of a mammoth European trek, Black Label Society return to Ireland, playing Belfast's Limelight 1 on April 8.

    Formed by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde in 1998, the pinch-harmonic lover tour in support of their Grimmest Hits

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

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    David Kitt

    The Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    The enduring, chameleonic David Kitt returns for a string of live dates across Ireland in support of his eighth album, Yous. He plays the Spirit Store, Dundalk, on April 8.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €17.35. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    09
    Apr
    2018
    Tue
    10
    Apr
    2018

    Dua Lipa

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    English polymath & pop-culture sensation Dua Lipa plays two nights at the Olympia Theatre on April 9 & 10.

    Tickets, are now sold out, but resales are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    12
    Apr
    2018

    Marmozets [14+]

    Green Room at The Academy

    Belfast

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    English alternative rock outfit Marmozets play a 14+ show at the Green Room at The Academy, Dublin on April 12.

    The act, formed of two sets of siblings, formed back in 2007 at a very young age and went on to sign with Roadrunner Records in 2013. Their debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets came out in 2014, followed in January by Knowing What You Know Now. Check out recent single 'Habits'.

    Tickets cost €17.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Little Hours

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Donegal's Little Hours play the Roisin Dubh in Galway on April 13.

    Led by vocalist & pianist John Doherty, they've had a busy summer of festivals, including Electric Picnic's main stage and sold-out dates in the UK & Ireland. Check out the video for 'Later On'.

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

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Marmozets [14+]

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    English alternative rock outfit Marmozets play a 14+ show at the Oh Yeah Centre on April 13.

    The act, formed of two sets of siblings, formed back in 2007 at a very young age and went on to sign with Roadrunner Records in 2013. Their debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets came out in 2014, followed in January by Knowing What You Know Now. Check out recent single 'Habits'.

    Tickets cost £15 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018
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    15
    Apr
    2018

    It Takes A Village: Young Fathers, Andrew Weatherall, Talos & more

    Trabolgan

    Cork

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    For all the country has to offer in the way of festivals, Ireland has largely lacked one properly centred around its non-camping accommodation.

    That’s where new festival It Takes a Village comes in. Set for its inaugural outing in Trabolgan in East Cork across April 13-15, the Good Room-curated festival offers an ATP-esque alternative in the form of 150 self-catering houses and apartments, as well as 35 fully-serviced campervan sites in Trabolgan Holiday Village.

    Better still, with the village featuring three main venues, as well as a multitude of pop-stages across a 120 acre site, the festival’s first line-up announcement is promising something special. As well as names including Young FathersAndrew Weatherall and krautronica-laced art-rockers Fujiya and Miyagi, the bill also features some of the country’s best acts including TalosThe Altered HoursRyan VailLe BoomBitch Falcon and Anna Mieke.

    Tickets – which go on sale from Thursday, December 7 – range from €205 – €255. Full information is here.

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Goat Girl

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Slacker indie rock quartet Goat Girl play Dublin's Grand Social on April 13. Borrowing from the Courtney Barnett school of drawling about the minutia, watch the video for 'Cracker Drool'.

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

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Ciaran Lavery

    Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    One of NI's most celebrated singer-songwriters, renowned for his gilded pipes, Ciaran Lavery plays the Empire on April 13.

    His third album, Sweet Decay, comes out on the same day as the show, following on from the award-winning 2016 LP Let Bad In. Totting up 80 million streams on Spotify, he's one of our most poetically-gifted singer-songwriters and this one explores the ideas of mental health and the traits of humanity touched - or abused - in religion.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Katie Kim & Radie Peat: A Night of Musical Stories

    The Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Two of Ireland's finest artistic voices perform a special night of music stories at Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on April 14. Collaborating are ethereal drone-folk writer Katie Kim - listen to her debut album Salt - and Lankum & Rue's multi-instrumentalist singer Radie Peat.

    Tickets cost €15, available from uTicket. Doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018

    Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Having announced his seventh studio album Be More KindFrank Turner plays The Academy on April 15.

    Following the dissolution of his post-hardcore band Million Dead back in 2005, he's been carving out an growing fanbase from his earnest, heartfelt folk-punk. Written & recorded with the Sleeping Souls, listen to lead single, '1993'.

    Supporting are Arkells and The Homeless Gospel Choir.

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

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018

    August Wells

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    August Wells, the outlet of Dublin singer-songwriter & pianist Ken Griffin and New Yorker John Rauchenberger, play the Workman's Club on April 15.

    The New York-based composer/songwriter duo write otherworldly chamber music, and are described as 'Frank Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs'. Check out their performance on The Today Show, from their latest album, Madness Is The Mercy. Check out their Soundcloud, ahead of the release of their third album.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €13. 

  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2018
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    17
    Apr
    2018

    The Streets

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having announced The Streets would reform for a six-date UK greatest hits tour, Mike Skinner has been kind enough to extent the run, named The Darker the Shadow the Brighter The Light tour, to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on April 16 and 17.

    This year marks the 15th anniversary of debut album, Original Pirate Material, the breakthrough for their huge string of successful singles throughout the mid-noughties spearheaded by vocalist and Streets visionary Mike Skinner.

    Tickets for the show cost €49.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2018
    Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018

    Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs' 20th Anniversary

    Wesley Centenery Methodist Church

    Bangor

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    Of the many records to emerge from the apex of pocket-symphony indie rock, Mercury Rev's fourth album, Deserter's Songs is, for many, the prime example of its artistry and intimate grandeur. On April, the band are set to complete four 'special, acoustic and intimate performances' in Ireland, kicking off at Bangor's Wesley Centenary Church on April 16 ^ 17.

    After the commercial failure of their third album, believed by the band at that point to be their finest, in 1998, they released an album that was intended entirely for themselves, ignoring commercial pressure, expecting to split up shortly after. It went on to be a critical success and became their most successful album. Listen to the masterpiece that is Deserter's Songs.

    Tickets are now sold out.

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018
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    19
    Apr
    2018

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Soulful, rootsy Colorado singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play The Olympia Theatre on April 18 & 19, with the former added due to demand.

    Developing a following early on in the Denver community as a folk-pop hero, he's released albums with The Wheel, as well as two solo LPs, before following up with the self-titled Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats in 2015 on Stax. They supported the Kings of Leon earlier in 2017, and played slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Monterey & Newport Folk Festival - check out 'I Need Never Get Old'.

    Tickets are priced €30.90 and are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018

    Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs' 20th Anniversary

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Of the many records to emerge from the apex of pocket-symphony indie rock, Mercury Rev's fourth album, Deserter's Songs is, for many, the prime example of its artistry and intimate grandeur. On April, the band are set to complete four 'special, acoustic and intimate performances' in Ireland, playing Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick, on April 18.

    After the commercial failure of their third album, believed by the band at that point to be their finest, in 1998, they released an album that was intended entirely for themselves, ignoring commercial pressure, expecting to split up shortly after. It went on to be a critical success and became their most successful album. Listen to the masterpiece that is Deserter's Songs.

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

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018

    Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls + Arkells & The Homeless Gospel Choir

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Having announced his seventh studio album Be More KindFrank Turner plays The Limelight 1 on April 18.

    Following the dissolution of his post-hardcore band Million Dead back in 2005, he's been carving out an growing fanbase from his earnest, heartfelt folk-punk. Written & recorded with the Sleeping Souls, listen to lead single, '1993'.

    Supporting are Arkells and The Homeless Gospel Choir.

    Tickets cost £22.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018

    Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs' 20th Anniversary

    Theatre Royal

    Waterford

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    Of the many records to emerge from the apex of pocket-symphony indie rock, Mercury Rev's fourth album, Deserter's Songs is, for many, the prime example of its artistry and intimate grandeur. On April, the band are set to complete four 'special, acoustic and intimate performances' in Ireland, playing Waterford's Theatre Royal on April 19.

    After the commercial failure of their third album, believed by the band at that point to be their finest, in 1998, they released an album that was intended entirely for themselves, ignoring commercial pressure, expecting to split up shortly after. It went on to be a critical success and became their most successful album. Listen to the masterpiece that is Deserter's Songs.

    Tickets are priced €29 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018

    Ciaran Lavery

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    One of NI's most celebrated singer-songwriters, renowned for his gilded pipes, Ciaran Lavery plays Whelan's on April 19.

    His third album, Sweet Decay, comes out on the prior week, following up on the award-winning 2016 LP Let Bad In. Totting up 80 million streams on Spotify, he's one of our most poetically-gifted singer-songwriters and this one explores the ideas of mental health and the traits of humanity touched - or abused - in religion.

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

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Little Hours

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Donegal's Little Hours play the Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick on April 20.

    Led by vocalist & pianist John Doherty, they've had a busy summer of festivals, including Electric Picnic's main stage and sold-out dates in the UK & Ireland. Check out the video for 'Later On'.

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

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Soulful, rootsy Colorado singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play the Ulster Hall on April 20.

    Developing a following early on in the Denver community as a folk-pop hero, he's released albums with The Wheel, as well as two solo LPs, before following up with the self-titled Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats in 2015 on Stax. They supported the Kings of Leon earlier in 2017, and played slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Monterey & Newport Folk Festival - check out 'I Need Never Get Old'.

    Tickets are priced £28 and are available from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs' 20th Anniversary

    Live at St Luke's

    Cork

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    Of the many records to emerge from the apex of pocket-symphony indie rock, Mercury Rev's fourth album, Deserter's Songs is, for many, the prime example of its artistry and intimate grandeur. On April, the band are set to complete four 'special, acoustic and intimate performances' in Ireland, playing live at St Luke's, Cork, on April 20.

    After the commercial failure of their third album, believed by the band at that point to be their finest, in 1998, they released an album that was intended entirely for themselves, ignoring commercial pressure, expecting to split up shortly after. It went on to be a critical success and became their most successful album. Listen to the masterpiece that is Deserter's Songs.

    Tickets are now sold out. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Ciaran Lavery

    Monroe's

    Galway

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    One of NI's most celebrated singer-songwriters, renowned for his gilded pipes, Ciaran Lavery plays Monroe's Live in Galway on April 20.

    His third album, Sweet Decay, comes out on the prior week, following up on the award-winning 2016 LP Let Bad In. Totting up 80 million streams on Spotify, he's one of our most poetically-gifted singer-songwriters and this one explores the ideas of mental health and the traits of humanity touched - or abused - in religion.

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

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Nada Surf

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    New York alternative rock band Nada Surf play Whelan's on April 21 in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their acclaimed Let Go LP.

    Having formed in 1992, they're best known for 'Popular', from their 1996 debut album, High/Low, as well as 2002's Let Go, which will be played in its entirety, followed by a second set.

    Tickets, available from Ticketmaster, are available from €21. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs' 20th Anniversary

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Of the many records to emerge from the apex of pocket-symphony indie rock, Mercury Rev's fourth album, Deserter's Songs is, for many, the prime example of its artistry and intimate grandeur. On April, the band are set to complete four 'special, acoustic and intimate performances' in Ireland, playing Galway's Roisin Dubh on April 21.

    After the commercial failure of their third album, believed by the band at that point to be their finest, in 1998, they released an album that was intended entirely for themselves, ignoring commercial pressure, expecting to split up shortly after. It went on to be a critical success and became their most successful album. Listen to the masterpiece that is Deserter's Songs.

    Tickets are priced €36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Pillow Queens

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    One of our 18 For '18, socially conscious punks Pillow Queens are delivering already, having announced their biggest headline slot to date at the Workman's Club on April 21.

    Watch the video for 'Rats'. 

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

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    The Wood Burning Savages Album Launch

    The Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    Anthemic, establishment-bothering Derry art-rock quartet and all-round live unit The Wood Burning Savages are set to launch their long-awaited debut LP, Stability, at the Nerve Centre on April 21. Listen to recent single & call to arms, 'Living Hell'.

    Tickets cost £7 from Skiddle, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs' 20th Anniversary

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Of the many records to emerge from the apex of pocket-symphony indie rock, Mercury Rev's fourth album, Deserter's Songs is, for many, the prime example of its artistry and intimate grandeur. On April, the band are set to complete four 'special, acoustic and intimate performances' in Ireland, playing Whelan's on April 22.

    After the commercial failure of their third album, believed by the band at that point to be their finest, in 1998, they released an album that was intended entirely for themselves, ignoring commercial pressure, expecting to split up shortly after. It went on to be a critical success and became their most successful album. Listen to the masterpiece that is Deserter's Songs.

    Tickets are priced €35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018

    Lost Horizons w/Penelope Isles

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Founder of Bella Union, and Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde's latest music project, alongside musician Richie Thomas, Lost Horizons, play the Grand Social on April 24.

    Released last October, their debut LP Ojalá is a return from two musicians who've been quiet on the creative front over the last two decades, having becoming collaborators & friends in the '80s. Delightfully, it's as expansive and as dreamy as you'd expect from the outfit - listen here.

    Tickets cost €17.35, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018

    Lost Horizons w/Penelope Isles

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Founder of Bella Union, and Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde's latest music project, alongside musician Richie Thomas, Lost Horizons, play the Limelight 2 on April 25.

    Released last October, their debut LP Ojalá is a return from two musicians who've been quiet on the creative front over the last two decades, having becoming collaborators & friends in the '80s. Delightfully, it's as expansive and as dreamy as you'd expect from the outfit - listen here.

    Tickets cost £17, available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018

    Moor Mother, Joni w/Sunken Foal (Live)

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Camae Ayewa, aka Moor Mother plays Whelan's on April 25 for Enthusiastic Eunuch.

    Using harsh, manipulated sounds, recordings and machines, and the free-flowing vocal rhythm of hip-hop, she effortlessly channels the spirit of punk. She's had art installations in various respected institutions, and her most recent album is 2016's Fetish Bones. Watch the video for 'By The Light'.

    Supporting is classically-trained violinist Joni, who combines electronic beats with her organic stringed instrument - watch the video for 'Running' - and electronic composer Sunken Foal - listen to 'Licking The Foil'.

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

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    Marc Maron

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of a short run of European dates, A Few Parts of the World, the acerbic, neurotic Marc Maron brings his unguarded self to Vicar Street's hallowed stage on April 26 for the first time in almost three years.

    Plying his trade for decades as a comedian's comedian from the ashes of Bill Hicks, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce, he plies a believable strain of internal observations. He really only found his true audience in recent years by using his knack for wading through the bullshit and getting to the core of things with his WTF? podcast, which has hosted candid interviews from an unbelievable number of figures involved in comedy, music, film, literature, politics and beyond, including Barack Obama, Keith Richards, Robin Williams, Lemmy, Lorne Michaels, Kim Deal, Bruce Springsteen, and hundreds more about their lives, often drawing out broader truths.

    As well as a number of comedy albums, he's made two specials - available on Netflix - and his own Curb/Louie-style show, the excellent Maron, each of which allows his trademark vitriol and neurotic nature to infiltrate every aspect of his worldview. He normally turns that anger towards relationships, notably with his father, and the state of the world, but most consistently to the subject he knows best: himself. He's one of those rare still-living examples of the self-aware, yet self-destructive artist who brushes dangerously close to the hole  itself; while willing to broach to the void and report back, he retains the characteristics of a wizened punk or bluesman. His insight into the creative process, and how it inspires his own outlets has led to him being one of comedy's simultaneously revered, feared and infamous personas, and his newfound success on Netflix smash GLOW as a coke-fuelled B-movie director with delusions of artistry is one of televisions most well-judged pieces of casting.

    Tickets are out now, priced at €33.50, available from Ticketmaster. The show begins at 8.30pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    Brand New Friend

    Sandino's

    Derry

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    Having just announced their signing to British label Xtra Mile and almost immediately selling out their January Duke of York gig, the hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play an April headline run of NI dates, playing at Sandino's on April 26.

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

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    The Alarm

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Welsh new wave act The Alarm, play The Academy Green Room on April 27, following the release of their first album in some time, Blood Red Viral Black.

    The alternative/new wave act formed in 1981 as punk band The Toilets, but went on to open for the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, the band will pull from their substantial back catalogue as well as from the new record, penned by frontman Mike Peters. Check out their highest chart placement, 'Sixty Eight Guns'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €22.50. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Gomez

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    It's been 20 years since the release of Gomez' Mercury Prize-winning debut album, Bring It On, and the quintet are set to bring the anniversary tour to Dublin's Olympia on April 27.

    Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Ben Ottewell - a respected solo artist in his own right - the 1998 LP beat the hefty Urban Hymns, Massive Attack's Mezzanine, and Pulp's This Is Hardcore for the prize, and its experimental

    Tickets cost €32.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Live Free #4: Wynona Bleach, Black Chapels, Hand Models & Fox Colony

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    The fourth instalment of Shizznigh's Live Free night is headed by the artist formerly known as R51, Wynona Bleach at Fibber Magee's on April 27. The shoegaze-pop outfit have just unveiled the video for new single, 'Eyes Burning'.

    Support comes from grunge-tinged alt. rockers Black Chapels, catchy, slack indie rockers Hand Models and emo-hued indie quartet Fox Colony.

    As with all Live Free shows, admission costs nothing and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Brand New Friend

    Kiwi's

    Portrush

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    Having just announced their signing to British label Xtra Mile and almost immediately selling out their January Duke of York gig, the hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play an April headline run of NI dates, playing at Portrush's Kiwi's on April 27.

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

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Paddy Hanna

    DeBarra's

    Clonakilty

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    Eclectic singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna has just released his second album, Frankly, I Mutate, and its supporting Irish tour hits Clonakilty's Debarra's Folk Club on April 27.

    Following the string of strong singles he's been releasing in the run up, listen to 'Bad Boys', listen and read about it here. He's one of Ireland's most accomplished true songwriters, elusive, nuanced, yet capable of broad truths, drawing in influence from Scott Walker & the hits of Phil Spector.

    Admission costs €10, with tickets available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    The Alarm

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Welsh new wave act The Alarm, play Belfast's Limelight 2 on April 28, following the release of their first album in some time, Blood Red Viral Black.

    The alternative/new wave act formed in 1981 as punk band The Toilets, but went on to open for the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, the band will pull from their substantial back catalogue as well as from the new record, penned by frontman Mike Peters. Check out their highest chart placement, 'Sixty Eight Guns'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar, priced at £19.50. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Yo La Tengo

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in 2015 at National Concert Hall, it’s been announced that New Jersey indie rock legends Yo La Tengo will return to Dublin on Saturday, April 28 for a show at the Olympia Theatre.

    The show kicks off the band threesome’s UK and European spring tour, and marks their first fully-fledged tour since the release of 2015’s Stuff Like That There. Accompanying the news is a hint that a new album might well be in the works: “keep your eyes peeled for more Yo La Tengo news coming soon in what promises to be a busy 2018 for the band.” Here's 'Sugarcube'.

    Tickets for the Olympia show are priced €30.90, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Brand New Friend

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Having just announced their signing to British label Xtra Mile and almost immediately selling out their January Duke of York gig, the hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play The Black Box on April 28.

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

    Tickets, priced at just £8, are available from Ticketmaster and Shine. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018

    The Obsessed

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    Maryland proto-stoner doom outfit The Obsessed come to Ireland, playing Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on April 29.

    Emerging from punk rock's transmutation of rock, they formed in 1980, recording a handful of demos when frontman Wino left for fellow doom trailblazers Saint Vitus. They regrouped four years later, releasing their eponymous debut album in 1990, which was recorded during their first stint in 1984. It was re-released in 2017 and remains and pinnacle of early stoner-rock and doom. Listen to it here.

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

  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2018

    The Obsessed

    Bar Sub

    Belfast

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    Maryland proto-stoner doom outfit The Obsessed come to Ireland, playing Bar Sub on April 30.

    Emerging from punk rock's transmutation of rock, they formed in 1980, recording a handful of demos when frontman Wino left for fellow doom trailblazers Saint Vitus. They regrouped four years later, releasing their eponymous debut album in 1990, which was recorded during their first stint in 1984. It was re-released in 2017 and remains and pinnacle of early stoner-rock and doom. Listen to it here.

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

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018

    METZ

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Two years on from their barnstorming show in the same venue, Canadian noise rock trio METZ have announced that they’ll return to Dublin’s Whelan’s on May 1.

    The Toronto-based band released their third, Steve Albini-produced album, Strange Peace, via Sub Pop back in September. In his review of the album, TTA’s Cathal McBride said, “What it all adds up to is the band’s most complete and rewarding work to date.”

    Tickets for the Whelan’s are priced €17.50 from WAV Tickets & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018

    Tears For Fears w/Alison Moyet

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    If you haven't already spent your life savings on the deluge of must-attend shows being announced for next year, here's another one for the calendar.

    Supported by Alison Moyet, English new wave maestros Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith AKA Tears For Fears will headline Dublin's 3Arena on May 2. The pair - who release their new Greatest Hits album Rule The World on November 10 - have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and over the years, their pristinely-delivered nuanced pop still rings true - here's 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    Spectrum [Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3]

    Droichead Arts Centre

    Drogheda

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    As part of the Drogheda Arts Festival in association with thirty three 45, Spacemen 3's Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember performs at the Droichead Arts Centre on May 4. 

    A founding member of psych-drone kings Spacemen 3, he along with J. Spaceman, recorded some of the most important records of the genre, before moving on to work with the likes of Silver Apples, Kevin Shields, Stereolab, Yo La Tengo & a host of other artists. This is an exclusive Irish performance, and will take music spanning 30 year career.

    Tickets are priced at €18 & €20 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    Scooter

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Soundtracking our perpetual youth, Scooter perform at Belfast's monolithic Telegraph Building on May 4 as part of their 25 Years Wild & Wicked.

    The Hamburg dance group have sold over 30 million records, earning over 80 Gold & Platinum records. This will be an unbelievable event for any passing fans of pop culture, let alone happy hardcore fans, with frontman H.P. Baxxter is one of the most iconic faces of '90s NI. Check it.

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

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    Blindboy Podcast Live

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The Rubberbandits' Blindboy hosts a live version of his acclaimed, wonderful podcast at the Limelight 1 on May 4.

    At the time of announcement, the podcast has been in its 15th consecutive week in the Irish podcast chart. Featuring an eclectic cast of interviewees and subjects, expect the night to feature comedy, storytelling, music, and some of the less expected.

    Tickets cost £22.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    The Go! Team

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Brighton indie-pop outfit The Go! Team play the Black Box on May 4 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

    Bursting out in 2004 with debut album Thunder, Lightning, Strike, their sample-heavy thrashy indie went huge, getting a Mercury nomination and leading to a career that struck up partnerships with the likes of Chuck D and Deerhoof. This year, they released new album Semicircle - here's 'Semicircle Song'.

    Tickets cost £15 from CQAF. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Grouper x2

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Heavily atmospheric, experimental musician Liz Harris, aka Grouper, plays two shows on May 5 at Dublin Unitarian Church.

    Grouper performs twice on the night, at 7pm & 9pm, with no support as part of just a 5-date European tour. 

  • Sun
    06
    May
    2018

    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    The Cathedral Arts Festival brings !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) to Belfast to play the Black Box on May 6.

    The New York dance-punks released their seventh album, Shake The Shudder in 2017, reflecting back to their punk roots and European electronica. Watch the video for 'NRGQ'.

    Tickets cost £16 from the Black Box. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play the SSE Arena on May 9 to finish off the UK leg of their new album tour.

    This follows the release of their third album, Who Built The Moon?, out in late 2017, following on from their hugely successful first two, following the breakup of Oasis. This new album comes from an experimental creative collaboration with our very own DJ, producer & composer David Holmes.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, starting at £30.

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    Anna & Elizabeth w/Benjamin Lazar Davis

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Enthusiastic Eunuch bring the wonderfully harmonic Anna and Elizabeth back to Dublin on May 9, following their captivating 2017 show.

    Heralded by the esteemed likes of NPR, their sparse folk compositions feature some elements of John Fahey-esque primitive guitar and Appalachian folk, occasional banjo or strings. Watch the video for 'Mother In The Graveyard', taken from The Invisible Comes to Us, out March 30.

    Supporting is multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, arranger, composer & producer Benjamin Lazar Davis, also known for his work with Joan As Police Woman & Okkervil River.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from The Sugar Club and Billetto.

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    Bridget Christie

    Festival Marquee

    Belfast

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    Multi-award winning comic Bridget Christie returns to Belfast to play the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Marquee on May 9.

    On this tour, she's bringing her Because You Demanded It show, based around the liberal comedienne's feelings on the UK leaving the EU - which will take on different strains of comic relief depending on your feelings towards Brexit, be it bearing witness to a liberal meltdown or joining in the despair. Christie was given the Guardian's top spot in the top 10 comedy sets of 2016.

    Tickets cost £15 from CQAF. The show kicks off at 8pm.

  • Thu
    10
    May
    2018

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play the 3Arena on May 10, rounding out their UK & Irish dates in support of their latest album.

    This follows the release of their third album, Who Built The Moon?, out in late 2017, following on from their hugely successful first two, following the breakup of Oasis. This new album comes from an experimental creative collaboration with our very own DJ, producer & composer David Holmes.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, starting at €45.05.

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    Discharge w/By Any Means, Deathbus & Deathgrip

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    British hardcore pioneers Discharge play Voodoo in Belfast on May 11.

    Formed in 1977, their initial run lasted for a decade, characterised by a slew of lineup changes, furiously impassioned anarcho-pacifist vocals married to raw, thick, guitar-driven attacks. Described most concisely as high-speed noise overload, they sounded like very little else when they released their debut album, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say nothing, in 1982 - the hardcore crossover trademark drumbeat, the d-beat, was even named after the band.

    Listen to Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing.

    Support comes from Belfast hardcore stalwarts By Any MeansDeathbus and hardcore outfit Deathgrip.

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

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    We Are Scientists

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    New York power-pop duo We Are Scientists return to the Limelight 2 on May 11.

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

    Tickets cost £18.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    Ben Folds & A Piano w/Matt Holubowski

    CQAF Marquee

    Belfast

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    Ben Folds brings his and a Piano tour to the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Marquee on May 11.

    The cult hero will take to the stage with just a gran piano, playing tracks both classic and current. After focusing on large-scale live work with orchestras in recent years, this show recalls his original solo tours where he defied sceptics by delivering high energy rock performances using only a piano. There are few musicians that can draw on such a varied and vast body of work, and tonight don’t be surprised to hear Ben Folds Five favourites followed by stripped back renditions of his more classical-leaning repertoire. 

    Tickets are available here, priced from £22. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Ben Folds

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Ben Folds returns to Dublin, playing Vicar Street on May 12.

    Fronting his alt. rock outlet Ben Folds Five from 1995-2000, he went on to become a prolific arranger and composer, collaborating with acts like William Shatner, Regina Spektor & Weird Al Yankovic. He's also undertaken experimental projects with authors like Nick Hornby & Neil Gaiman, as well as helping soundtrack many animated films.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Discharge w/Immaculate Deception & The Objectorz

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    British hardcore pioneers Discharge play Voodoo Lounge in Dublin on May 12.

    Formed in 1977, their initial run lasted for a decade, characterised by a slew of lineup changes, furiously impassioned anarcho-pacifist vocals married to raw, thick, guitar-driven attacks. Described most concisely as high-speed noise overload, they sounded like very little else when they released their debut album, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say nothing, in 1982 - the hardcore crossover trademark drumbeat, the d-beat, was even named after the band.

    Listen to Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing.

    Support comes from Irish early hardcore crossover act Immaculate Deception, formed back in the early '80s, as well as Dublin punk/power-pop outfit The Objectorz.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €19.90. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    We Are Scientists

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    New York power-pop duo We Are Scientists return to the Academy on May 12 following the April release of their sixth album Megaplex.

    Formed in 2000 around guitarist/vocalist Keith Murray & bassist Chris Cain, they broke through with their successful first pair of albums, With Love and Squalor and Brain Thrust Mastery

    Tickets cost €19 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    Narcos: Capturing Pablo and the Cali Cartel

    The Opera House

    Cork

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    Featuring DEA agents Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, who inspired the Netflix show Narcos, Cork Opera House on May 15 hosts a night of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar & the Cali Cartel.

    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.

  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    Conan & Monolord

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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    As part of the Irish leg of a joint tour of heft, Liverpool stoner doom  outfit Conan return, playing Dublin's Voodoo Lounge on May 15.

    Their downtuned caveman battle doom has yielded three albums to date - check out their most recent - Revengeance

    Sharing the bill are psych-tinged stoner-doom trio Monolord - check them out on Bandcamp.

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

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Narcos: Capturing Pablo and the Cali Cartel

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Featuring DEA agents Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, who inspired the Netflix show Narcos, The Telegraph building hosts a night of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar & the Cali Cartel.

    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.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Car Seat Headrest

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Will Toledo, aka Car Seat Headrest plays the Olympia Theatre on May 16 following the re-release of his Bandcamp masterpiece Twin Fantasy, the first thing he's put out since 2016 breakthrough Teens of Denial.

    The Seattle project began on Bandcamp, where Toledo self-recorded and released several albums under the moniker, before getting signed to Matador in 2015 and releasing his twelfth album, Teens of Style - a compilation of newly recorded versions of songs released between 2010 & 2012. Watch the video for 'Nervous Young Inhumans'.

    Ticket cost €23.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Conan & Monolord w/Elder Druid

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    As part of the Irish leg of a joint tour of heft, Liverpool stoner doom  outfit Conan return, playing Belfast's Voodoo on May 16.

    Their downtuned caveman battle doom has yielded three albums to date - check out their most recent - Revengeance

    Sharing the bill are psych-tinged stoner-doom trio Monolord - check them out on Bandcamp.

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

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

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Ralph Alessi Quintet ft. Ravi Coltrane

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    New York jazz trumpet player Ralph Alessi brings his quintet to Belfast for a Moving On Music show on May 16 at the Black Box.

    He's been recording since 2000 under his own name, Modular Theatre & This Against That. In his band are Ravi Coltrane on tenor sax, pianist Andy Milne, bassist Drew Gress & Mark Ferber on drums.

    Tickets cost £15 (or £10 concession) from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018
    Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Narcos: Capturing Pablo and the Cali Cartel

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Featuring DEA agents Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, who inspired the Netflix show Narcos, The Olympia Theatre holds two nights - due to popular demand - of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar & the Cali Cartel.

    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.

  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018

    Harmonics of the Night: Andy Summers of the Police

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of pop & rock's most melodically-gifted guitarists, The Police's Andy Summers brings his Harmonics of the Night one man show to Vicar Street on May 17.

    This tour comes in support of new album, Triboluminescence, and he's set to perform new music and songs from across his career against a multi-media backdrop, including surreal photography from his book, The Bones of Chuang Tzu

    Tickets, priced €43, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah return to Dublin to play the Tivoli Theatre on May 18.

    It's the tenth anniversary of their second album, Some Loud Thunder, and the show will see the band play it in its entirety, alongside some other hits. At this point, only frontman Alex Ounsworth is the only original member, with the rest of the core lineup departing in 2004. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Crypt of the Riff: Zhora, Elder Druid, Molarbear & more

    Bar Sub

    Belfast

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    The first Crypt of the Riff all-dayer, by Plain Living Promotions, brings together some of Ireland's finest purveyors of heavy music to Bar Sub on May 18.

    Confirmed so far are Tipperary progressive sludge outfit Zhora - check out their Bandcamp - occult stoner-doom five-piece Elder Druid - check out debut LP Carmina Satanae - and noise-punks Molarbear.

    Tickets cost £8 from WeGotTickets or £10 on the door. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Josh T. Pearson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

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    Formerly of Lift To Experience, Texan singer-songwriter Josh T. Pearson plays Whelan's on May 18.

    Following the dissolution of Lift To Experience after their 2001 acclaimed debut double album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, he mostly left music, occasionally touring with the likes of Dirty Three. In 2010, he recorded an album of acoustic ballads which turned out to be his first solo album, the acclaimed, character-brimming Last of the Country Gentlemen the following year. He developed a cult following, and in January announced his second solo album, The Straight Hits!

    Listen to first single, 'Straight To The Top!'.

    Tickets, priced €20, are available from Whelan's & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Harmonics of the Night: Andy Summers of the Police

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    One of pop & rock's most melodically-gifted guitarists, The Police's Andy Summers brings his Harmonics of the Night one man show to the Ulster Hall on May 18

    This tour comes in support of new album, Triboluminescence, and he's set to perform new music and songs from across his career against a multi-media backdrop, including surreal photography from his book, The Bones of Chuang Tzu

    Tickets, priced £42, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah make their long-overdue return to Belfast to play the Empire on May 19.

    It's the tenth anniversary of their second album, Some Loud Thunder, and the show will see the band play it in its entirety, alongside some other hits. At this point, only frontman Alex Ounsworth is the only original member, with the rest of the core lineup departing in 2004. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available, priced at £19.50, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018

    Cigarettes After Sex

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Brooklyn ambient pop act Cigarettes After Sex play The Olympia on May 22.

    Formed by songwriter Greg Gonzalez in 2008, the noirish pop outfit have crafted an online word-of-mouth following, wisely releasing music via YouTube & in short form singles & EPs - check out their breakthrough debut single 'Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby'.

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

  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018

    Beck & Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his most overtly pop album to date, Colors Beck plays the 3Arena on May 23. His first appearance in Ireland since 2015's Kilmainham headline date, he's joined by the recently-reunited NYC dance-punks Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

    Having broken through with '94 single, 'Loser', Beck's chameleonic tendencies have seen him stride through funk, folk, hip-hop, indie rock, and almost every point between, finally taking the plunge into chart-bothering pop on Colors.

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs formed in 2000, fronted by New York Cool icon Karen O, the art-rock trio blended post-punk kudos with dancefloor groove, releasing four albums until their 2014 hiatus. This year, they announced a deluxe remastering of debut album Fever To Tell, as well as their first live shows in several years - here's 'Maps', off their landmark debut.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €59.50-€69.50. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018

    Xylouris White

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Zylouris perform as Xylouris White at the Black Box on May 24, thanks once more to the wonderful people of Moving On Music.

    They've recently released second album Black Peak, recorded by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, utilising their panoramic backgrounds after first meeting in Melbourne in 1990. They combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling truths along the way. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

    Tickets cost £13, or £10 concession from Moving On Music. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    Gaz Coombes

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes returns to Ireland, playing The Academy on May 25 in support of his third solo album, World's Strongest Man.

    Inspired by Grayson Perry's The Descent of Man, Frank Ocean, the Californian atmosphere, toxic masculinity and hip-hop, Coombes has been an unexpectedly progressive figure of his Britpop era. Watch the video for new single 'Deep Pockets'.

    Tickets cost €26 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018
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    26
    May
    2018

    BBC Biggest Weekend: Beck, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Barnett & more

    Titanic Slipway

    Belfast

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    As part of BBC’s The Biggest Weekend – a new series of events set to be held across the UK in lieu of Glastonbury – Belfast’s Titanic Slipways will play host BeckOrbital, Franz Ferdinand, The Breeders, Ash, First Aid Kit, Courtney BarnettManic Street Preachers, Public Service BroadcastingYoung Fathers and more, across May 25 and 26 in what's undoubtedly the best festival lineup in NI history.

    Priced just £18 per person (+£4.50 booking fee) per day, go here for more info.

  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    Xylouris White w/The Bonk

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Zylouris perform as Xylouris White on their return to Dublin on May 25 when they play the Grand Social, thanks once more to the wonderful Enthusiastic Eunuch Promotions.

    They've recently released second album Black Peak, recorded by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, utilising their panoramic backgrounds after first meeting in Melbourne in 1990. They combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling truths along the way. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

    Cork's The Bonk - listen to their phenomenal self-released album here - who'll bring some well-orchestrated experimental, jazz-tinted retro garage R&B. They're also one of our 18 for '18 acts.

    Tickets cost €16.50 concession from Billetto. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Ham Sandwich

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Irish indie-pop outfit Ham Sandwich play the Olympia Theatre on May 26, after selling out three consecutive Whelan's shows at the end of 2017.

    Having released their debut album Carry The Meek back in 2008, which led to Glastonbury and Electric Picnic appearances, they followed it up with 2010's White Fox. They were silent for a while, resurfacing last year to release their third album, Stories From The Surface, which was nominated for Best Album in the Choice Music Price 2016. They're set to release their fourth album - check them out on the Late Late Show performing new single 'Bodies'.

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

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Primordial's Redemption Festival w/Asphyx, RAM, Mourning Beloveth, Winterfylleth, BattleroaR, Vircolac & Death The Leveller

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Veteran Irish blackened celtic metal act Primordial hold their very own all-dayer, the Redemption Festival, at the Tivoli on May 26.

    Having released eight internationally-acclaimed studio albums to date, with the most recent being 2014's Where Greater Men Have Fallen through Metal Blade Records. Check out the video for their most recent single, 'Babel's Tower', taken from said LP.

    Support comes from Dutch blackened crusty grind outfit Asphyx, Gotherburg heavy metallers RAM, Kildare death/doom legends Mourning BelovethWinterfyllethBattleroaRVircolac, and Death The Leveller.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster, Tickets.ie & the Sound Cellar. Doors open at 1pm.

  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018

    The Breeders

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Thanks to Hurricane Ophelia’s handiwork back in October, The Breeders had to cancel their highly-anticipated return to Dublin at Vicar Street. A rescheduled date was promised and here we are: unless another act of God prevents it (touch wood) the band will play Vicar Street on Sunday, May 27.

    Back in November, Kim Deal reveal to Marc Maron that a new album will be released in 2018. Check out the full WTF podcast right here. Watch the video for 'Wait In The Car'.

    Tickets are priced €35, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018

    Father John Misty

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter and major onstage persona Father John Misty makes his return to Ireland after the release of his mammoth Pure Comedy LP of 2017, when he plays Vicar Street on May 28.

    Having released many albums under his real name of Joshua Tillman and spending some time in Fleet Foxes, his real breakthrough was his second album under the Father John Misty moniker, I Love You, Honeybear. 2017 saw the development of the cynical cultural commentary of FJM in the lengthy musings of Pure Comedywhich headed in a more Elton John by-way-of '70s Laurel Canyon direction.

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

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018

    Broken Social Scene

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Canadian indie rock outfit Broken Social Scene play their first Dublin show in over a decade on May 28, when they stop off at the Tivoli.

    Containing experimental, noisy & baroque pop elements, the band fall under a post-rock ideology, breaking through in a major way with the wonderfully heartfelt You Forgot It in People, which featured a massively extended lineup in addition to the band's core members. The band returned last year with fifth album Hug of Thunder. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketbooth, priced €28. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018

    An Evening With Amanda Palmer

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer is set to play the National Concert Hall on May 28.

    Expect music from across her rich back catalogue, new material, performing on piano & ukulele.

    Supporting is Andrew O'Neill.

    Tickets, priced from €25-€30, are available from NCH.ie.

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    2018
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    2018

    Open Ear 2018

    Sherkin Island

    Cork

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    Open Ear have announced the first wave of acts for a sensational looking 2018 edition. Taking place from 31 May to 3 June, the festival is ringing its third year on the picturesque Sherkin Island with a stellar line-up of acts, from esteemed Avant-Garde composers Roger Doyle and Áine O’Dwyer to experimental techno producers Lakker and The Cyclist

    Other live sets will come from the likes of CreviceVicky Langan, Autumns, From The Bogs Of Aughiska and  Somadrone while DJ sets will come from festival regulars and key players in the Irish electronic music community, Barry Major Problems, Breen, Byron, Davy Kehoe and more.

    One of the most unique and diverse festivals in Ireland, Open Ear is not one to be missed. From avant-garde sound design and ambient music to experimental dance music and groovy electronics, it is a festival that champions the best of the best in the Irish undergrowth. Such an occasion held in a place like this is going to make for countless memories. ‘Mon we go?

    Tickets are available here, priced at €165 for the weekend, with separate performances necessitating different tickets.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
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    02
    Jun
    2018

    AVA Festival & Conference 2018

    S13 Warehouse

    Belfast

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    For its fourth edition, the AVA Festival & Conference returns to Belfast on the first weekend of June, this year at S13 on the Boucher Road - formerly the B&Q.

    The Audio Visual Arts event is an unmissable night of the European festival calendar, broadcast live through partners Boiler Room online with this year featuring the addition of a fourth stage. The conference taking place on June 1, and the nights of both June 1&2 will see the S13 complex transformed into a world of electronic music and vibes.

    Tickets are on sale now and go up to £75 - buy early for lower priced ones from AVA

     

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
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    04
    Jun
    2018

    Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018

    Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

    Dublin

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    The June Bank Holiday weekend returns, and with it comes Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival from June 2-4. Amongst the excellent announcements are Monday headliners, mellowed-out stadium-fillers The War On Drugs, following the release of their latest album, A Deeper Understanding.

    Sharing the bill on the bank holiday are Grizzly Bear - just off the back of 2 tremendously well-received dates at Vicar Street - Warpaint, JusticeVince StaplesBonoboRichie HawtinGlass AnimalsFour TetThundercatSpoon and Superorganism.

    Across the weekend also features BicepBen UFORoss From FriendsAE MakR. KittMike DDenis SultaHuneeIbibio Sound MachineWillaris K and DJ Deece.

    Tickets for 1, 2 & 3 days are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €64.50, €109 & €162.50 respectively.

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Microdisney

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Cork cult alternative rock heroes Microdisney are to get back together after 30 years to perform their seminal album, The Clock Comes Down the Stairs and more, at Dublin’s National Concert Hall on June 2, 2018.

    The duo of Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan disbanded in 1988, having released several albums by the likes of Kabuki, Rough Trade and Virgin. Once described by John Peel as “the iron fist in a velvet glove”, the reunited band will also feature Jon Fell and Tom Fenner for the NCH show.

    Tickets are priced €38, €34 and €29.50 from NCH.ie.

    In other Microdisney news, Paul McDermott has just unveiled a 60-minute radio documentary on the seminal Cork band titled Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove. Featuring contributions from Coughlan and O’Hagan, Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens, Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis and more, you can stream that in full here.

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Monster Magnet

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Monster Magnet are set to play the Limelight 2 on June 2 in their first time in Ireland in several years.

    The heavy stoner rockers come from New Jersey, formed in 1989, and have remained one of the genres stalwarts since the mid-to-late '90s. Watch the video for 'Space Lord'.

    Tickets cost £22 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018

    Monster Magnet

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Monster Magnet are set to play the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin on June 3 in the latter of their first two dates in Ireland in several years.

    The heavy stoner rockers come from New Jersey, formed in 1989, and have remained one of the genres stalwarts since the mid-to-late '90s. Watch the video for 'Space Lord'.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2018

    LCD Soundsystem

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Following all the rumours, LCD Soundsystem are set to return to Dublin to play Malahide Castle on June 5, marking the first of a series of gigs at the beautiful landmark.

    Having played an acclaimed residency at Olympia Theatre in September, James Murphy and co. released their critically-acclaimed fourth studio album American Dream earlier in 2017 - listen to one of the testaments to their enduring greatness, 'Someone Great'.

    Tickets are priced €69.50, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds w/Patti Smith

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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    In what's in no uncertain terms the finest outdoor show Ireland will probably see in 2018, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds play their first date on the isle in over a decade at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Wednesday, June 6.

    This follows a select few UK dates that managed to previously avoid us, in support of his latest album, the universally acclaimed Skeleton Tree. It was accompanied with a deeply moving documentary film, One More Time With Feeling, created to promote the album without having to talk about the tragic circumstances surrounding it.

    That The Bad Sees are on the bill is triumph enough, but they'll be accompanied by art-punk pioneer Patti Smith, whose debut album, Horses, remains one of the most righteous and enduring battle cries of counterculture to this day.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, and are priced at €69.50. Gates open at 5pm.

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018

    Ty Segall

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ty Segall's tenth full-length album, Freedom's Goblin has just been released, and accompanying it are a run of European shows, including Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on June 6.

    The Californian is one of music's most prolific creators, and the latest album is one of his most unrestrained, touching on his usual garage & psych forays, as well as a cover of Hot Chocolate's 'Every 1's A Winner'. Produced by Steve Albini, it's a Big Rock Album.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Gorillaz

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Further to the rumours, an absolutely unmissible live proposition has been confirmed at Malahide Castle. Damon Albarn's collaborative audio-visual band alongside comic book artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz are set to play on June 9.

    Formed in 1998 by the pair, they've had a huge number of musical collaborators, with Albarn the only constant as they've plumbed the depths of alt. rock, trip-hop, alt. hip-hop, electronic, dub, soul, dance-rock and pop, having been called all of the aforementioned at some stage or another throughout their five album span. Their latest, Humanz, came out earlier in 2017, and these look to be the first dates they band have played since their Plastic Beach run that saw them headline Glastonbury in one of the most uniquely memorable sets in its history, with guests including Snoop Dogg & Lou Reed.

    Initially envisaged as a comment on the banality and vacuous nature of MTV, their performances are projected performances of the band's animated members in the style of cartoonist Hewlett's style, known for the likes of Tank Girl. Watch the video for 'Garage Palace'.

    Tickets are priced at €79.50 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 4pm.

  • Mon
    11
    Jun
    2018

    Kraftwerk

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    Following hugely successful worldwide concert tours, German electronic legends Kraftwerk will bring their career-encompassing 3-D show to Cork's Live At The Marquee series on June 11.

    Bringing together music and performance art, the concerts are a true “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.” Formed in 1969 in Düsseldorf by Ralf Hütter & Florian Schneider, releasing experimental rock in the early 70s as part of the krautrock scene before fully embracing electronics & achieving huge commercial success with AutobahnTrans-Europe Express and The Man-MachineTheir image has always been key to the band's identity, and this 3D tour is the logical step for them in the 21st century.

    Tickets are priced from €86 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Jun
    2018

    Haim

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the venue back in 2014, Los Angeles trio HAIM will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Tuesday, June 12.

    An award-winning live outfit, this comes as part of their Sister Sister Sister tour in support of their latest album, Something To Tell You. Watch the video for 'Night So Long (Live At The Greek)'.

    Tickets for the show are available from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
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    16
    Jun
    2018

    The National

    Donnybrook Stadium

    Dublin

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    Following their first Irish number 1 album and two sold-out Vicar Street shows, The National play two massive dates at Donnybrook Stadium on June 15 & 16.

    The indie rock band from Cincinnati, formed in 1999 breaking through in a big way from fourth album, Boxer and everything afterwards. Check out the video for recent single 'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness' from Sleep Well Beast. Full lineups for the bills will be unveiled shortly.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €76 and €136 for single & two-day passes respectively.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Liam Gallagher w/Richard Ashcroft

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Liam Gallagher will play Dublin's Malahide Castle on Friday, June 15.

    Having just released his debut solo album As You Were, The Malahide Castle show will be Gallagher's bigger Irish headline show, having already sold out dates at The Olympia Theatre and Weston Airport this year. Watch the video for lead single 'Wall of Glass'.

    Tickets are priced €49.90 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Chic & Nile Rodgers w/Soul II Soul, Q&D

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Becoming one of the most essential live draws in recent years, funk/disco legends Chic return to Ireland, playing Belfast's Ormeau Park on June 15.

    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.

    Support comes from Soul II Soul and Q&D, with more to be confirmed.

    Tickets cost £32.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Bad Manners

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    English ska band Bad Manners play the Academy on June 15.

    Formed in Stoke Newington London in 1976, they rose to popularity in the early '80s, along with the likes of The Specials and Madness with their first four albums. They disbanded in 1985, regrouping sporadically with the third wave of ska in the mid-90s, before releasing their first single with original founding members, who met for the first time in decades. 

    Listen to 'Lip Up Fatty'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Liam Gallagher

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Liam Gallagher is set to play Belsonic on June 16 at Ormeau Park.

    Having just released his debut solo album As You Were, The Malahide Castle show will be Gallagher's bigger Irish headline show, having already sold out dates at The Olympia Theatre and Weston Airport this year. Watch the video for lead single 'Wall of Glass'.

    Tickets are priced £40 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Chic & Nile Rodgers w/Craig David & Soul II Soul

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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    Becoming one of the most essential live draws in recent years, funk/disco legends Chic return to Dublin to play Malahide Castle on June 16.

    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.

    Support comes from Craig David and Soul II Soul.

    Tickets cost €49.90.

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Bad Manners

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    English ska band Bad Manners play the Limelight 1 in Belfast on June 16.

    Formed in Stoke Newington London in 1976, they rose to popularity in the early '80s, along with the likes of The Specials and Madness with their first four albums. They disbanded in 1985, regrouping sporadically with the third wave of ska in the mid-90s, before releasing their first single with original founding members, who met for the first time in decades. 

    Listen to 'Lip Up Fatty'.

    Tickets, priced at £22.50, are available from Ticketmaster or Katy's Bar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018

    Future Islands

    Donnybrook Stadium

    Dublin

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    Baltimore retro synth-pop trio Future Islands return to Ireland to play their biggest headline show here to date on June 17 at Donnybrook Stadium.

    Breaking in 2014 with their fourth album, Singles, their fifth album, The Far Field, came out in 2017. Watch their now-legendary breakthrough performance of 'Seasons' on Letterman, in which frontman Samuel T. Herring captured the hearts of a nation.

    Tickets, priced €63, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018

    Chic & Nile Rodgers

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    Becoming one of the most essential live draws in recent years, funk/disco legends Chic return to Ireland in June, playing Cork Live at the Marquee on the 17th.

    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 cost €65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018

    Kris Kristofferson

    Royal Theatre

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    One of the original outlaw country legends himself, Kris Kristofferson, plays Castlebar Royal Theatre on June 24.

    The country music hall of famer has done a bit of something with his life, having boxed, acted, been a helicopter pilot, Grammy-winner, and iconic career screw-up. Never forget 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', from his incredible 1970 debut album.

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

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2018

    Kris Kristofferson

    Millennium Forum

    Derry

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    One of the original outlaw country legends himself, Kris Kristofferson, plays the Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry on June 25.

    The country music hall of famer has done a bit of something with his life, having boxed, acted, been a helicopter pilot, Grammy-winner, and iconic career screw-up. Never forget 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', from his incredible 1970 debut album.

    Tickets are available from the Forum.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    Roger Waters

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Pink Floyd bassist & songwriter Roger Waters brings his Us & Them tour to Dublin's 3Arena on June 26.

    The show will see Waters perform songs from Floyd favourites Dark Side of the MoonThe WallAnimalsWish You Were Here and much from his successful solo career and beyond.

    Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    Kris Kristofferson

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    One of the original outlaw country legends himself, Kris Kristofferson, plays the Waterfront Hall on June 26.

    The country music hall of famer has done a bit of something with his life, having boxed, acted, been a helicopter pilot, Grammy-winner, and iconic career screw-up. Never forget 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', from his incredible 1970 debut album.

    Tickets are available from The Waterfront.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    The Killers & Franz Ferdinand

    RDS

    Dublin

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    Early-to-mid noughties NME nostalgists, rejoice: it’s been announced that the Killers and Franz Ferdinand will team up with for an open-air show at Dublin’s RDS on June 26. 

    While we have you, here’s Jonny Currie’s verdict on the new Franz Ferdinand album, Always Ascending. Remember ‘Michael’? Feels like a lifetime ago, man.

    Tickets are priced €69.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    Kris Kristofferson

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of the original outlaw country legends himself, Kris Kristofferson, plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on June 28, having released 30 studio albums.

    The country music hall of famer has done a bit of something with his life, having boxed, acted, been a helicopter pilot, Grammy-winner, and iconic career screw-up. Never forget 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', from his incredible 1970 debut album.

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

  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    Live Free #6: Bailer, No Great Loss, Worn Out & Axecatcher

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    The sixth, heavier-leaning Live Free Dublin show takes place on June 29, headlined by Cork metalcore quartet Bailer - check their Bandcamp.

    Belfast beatdown quintet No Great Loss, Cork's Worn Out and Limavady hardcore trio Axecatcher share the bill.

    Admission is completely free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018

    Alanis Morissette

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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    Ten years on from playing Dublin’s Marlay Park as part of her Flavors of Entanglement tour, it’s been announced that Alanis Morissette will return to Ireland for two shows next year, the former at Cork's Live at the Marquee series on July 4.

    The multi-platinum selling Canadian-American musician has released eight studio albums, most recently 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights. Her international 1995 debut album, Jagged Little Pill, topped the charts in in ten countries, with sales of over 33 million units worldwide, essentially equating to being the soundtrack of the mid-to-late '90s.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018

    Alanis Morissette

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Ten years on from playing Dublin’s Marlay Park as part of her Flavors of Entanglement tour, it’s been announced that Alanis Morissette will return to Ireland for two shows next year, the latter at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens on July 5

    The multi-platinum selling Canadian-American musician has released eight studio albums, most recently 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights. Her international 1995 debut album, Jagged Little Pill, topped the charts in in ten countries, with sales of over 33 million units worldwide, essentially equating to being the soundtrack of the mid-to-late '90s.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    Eels

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in July, 2014, Mark Oliver Everett’s Eels‘ will play Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on Friday, July 6.

    The announcement accompanies the news of the band’s first album and tour in four years. The new album, The Deconstruction, will be Eels’ twelfth studio album, out on April 6. 

    Watch the video for 'Novocaine For The Soul'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    The The

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    One of the most groundbreaking acts to emerge from the post-punk & new wave scene The The, have followed up on their reunion dates in Britain with a Iveagh Gardens on July 7.

    Formed in 1979 from an NME advert by songwriter Matt Johnson at the age of 17, he's the only constant member of the band - which at various points included Johnny Marr, Sinead O'Connor and Marc Almond. Their debut album, Soul Mining, came out in 1983, and is a bona fide synth-noir classic. Their prime run lasted as a vehicle for Johnson until 1993's Dusk, before slowing down and disbanding in 2003. Check out 'This Is The Day'.

    Tickets, priced at €55.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    10
    Jul
    2018

    Tune-Yards

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    In support of their new album, I can feel you creep into my private lifeTune-Yards have announced their return to Dublin this summer, three years on from playing Vicar Street. The duo of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner will stop off at Tivoli Theatre on July 10. 

    Read Dominic Edge’s review of I can feel you creep into my private life here, and watch the video for 'Heart Attack'.

    Tickets for the show cost €24, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018

    Tune-Yards

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    In support of their new album, I can feel you creep into my private lifeTune-Yards have announced their return to Dublin this summer, three years on from playing Vicar Street. The duo of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner will stop off at Galway's Roisin Dubh on July 11.

    Read Dominic Edge’s review of I can feel you creep into my private life here, and watch the video for 'Heart Attack'.

    Tickets for the show cost €24, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018

    Paul Simon w/Jackson Browne & more

    RDS

    Dublin

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    The incomparable Paul Simon has just released his latest album, Stranger To Stranger, and is to come to Dublin's 3Arena on July 13.

    This will be the penultimate announced show of his Homeward Bound Farewell Tour, having spent a massive portion of the last 50 years on the road. 

    Support comes from California scene legend Jackson Browne.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    The Gaslight Anthem perform The '59 Sound

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    Ministry w/Chelsea Wolfe

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018

    Ministry w/Chelsea Wolfe

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Caribou

    Festival Big Top

    Galway

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

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

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

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
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    29
    Jul
    2018

    Knockanstockan 2018

    Blessington Lakes

    Co. Wicklow

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018

    Iron Maiden w/Killswitch Engage

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Support on the night is from Killswitch Engage

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
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    05
    Aug
    2018

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

    Dun Laoghaire Harbour

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    Kasabian

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018

    Stiff Little Fingers w/ The Defects

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Supporting are Belfast punks The Defects.

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

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Public Image Ltd

    Bangor Seafront

    Bangor

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

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

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

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018

    Public Image Ltd

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    John Lydon's groundbreaking avant-garde post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd play the Tivoli Theatre on August 26.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018

    Europe

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Support comes from King King.

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

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018
    Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    Olympia Theatre

    Dubin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018

    A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €31.

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Ross Noble: El Hablador

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    King Kong Company

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Jeff Lynne's ELO

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    U2

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    U2

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
    Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    U2

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €47.

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