Gig Guide

2019

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  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    The London Astrobeat Orchestra Interpret the Music of Talking Heads

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival's Out To Lunch programme, the Black Box hosts a special performance from the London Astrobeat Orchestra, in which they'll be performing the music of Talking Heads.

    They're some of the finest West African musicians on the planet, and the show will feature a unique interpretation of the band's infinitely mutable Afrobeat-inspired work. Check out 'Burning Down The House'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketsolve, priced £13. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Overoth, Astralnaut, Nomadic Rituals & Wildheat

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    To ring in 2019 in decibel-crushing celebration, Voodoo holds a free gig from some of the finest metal outfits in NI on January 4. Headlining are Belfast death metal quartet Overoth. Check out their most recent album, The Forgotten Tome.

    Making their return to the live circuit after a few years away are Armagh-based sludgy stoner-metal titans Astralnaut - check out their sprawling 9+ minute last release, Parasitic. One of Belfast's most crushing propositions, Nomadic Rituals share the bill - listen to their second LP, Marking The Day - with Wildheat opening.

    Admission is completely free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019

    The Adventures

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Playing their final ever live show, Belfast band The Adventures headline the Empire Music Hall on January 5.

    Featuring Terry Sharpe, Pat Gribben & Eileen Gribben, they were one of the most successful bands of the 80s, with 'Broken Land' being the most played record on Radio 1 in 1988. They'd go on to tour with Fleetwood Mac & Tears For Fears.

    Tickets are available from Ticketsolve, priced £17.50. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019

    King Kong Company

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company play Belfast's Black Box on January 5 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival.

    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 £16 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019

    Women's Christmas w/Katie Kim, Maria Kelly, Dowry, Maija Sofia & more

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

    In aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, the Workman's Club holds a special Women's Christmas music & comedy event over January 5 & 6.

    Performing are some of Ireland's finest artists, with the first wave of announcements including ethereal drone-folk artist Katie Kim, atmospheric Dublin/Berlin-based alt. folk artist Maria Kelly, incredible multi-instrumentalist & composer Éna Brenna, aka Dowry, the folk-leaning otherworldly Maija Sofia, Dublin comedian Ruth Hunter.

    Tickets are priced €12.

  • Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019

    Cate Le Bon [Solo Piano Performance]

    Pavilion Theatre

    Dun Laoghaire

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    Welsh avant-pop singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon will play a solo piano show at the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire at the start of next year.

    The critically-acclaimed artist - who is currently working on her fifth studio album - will play the venue on January 6, and if it's anything like her similar performance at 2017's Le Guess Who?, the room will be awe-struck silence. Check out her Tiny Desk Concert.

    Tickets are priced €22 here.

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Scott Matthews

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    The 1975

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Having firmly established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the UK and beyond, Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 play the SSE Arena on January 9.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release of the hugely acclaimed third album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and precedes the (also very nineteen seventy fively-named) Notes on Conditional Form.

    Support comes from Pale Waves and No Rome.

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

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019

    The 1975

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Having firmly established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the UK and beyond, Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 return to Dublin's 3Arena on January 10.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release of third album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and precedes the (also very nineteen seventy fively-named) Notes on Conditional Form.

    Support comes from Pale Waves and No Rome.

     

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

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019

    I Am An Instrument: Blue Transmissions

    Edge Hunters

    Dublin

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    The second instalment of experimental night I Am An Instrument takes place at 18 Camden Street Lower on January 10, featuring three improv noise sets. The night is centred around outsider, unusual, avant-garde and otherwise subversive styles, with an interest in visual art, photography, film & poetry. 

    Performing is Dublin-based multi-disciplinary artist Stuart Geelon, aka harsh noise/ditch electronics project Luxury Mollusc, which utilises and processes heavily the sounds of voice, scrap metal, bones and other on-site implements. Listen on Bandcamp.

    Multidisciplinary Dublin artist and Alien She member Katie O'Neill also performs. Check her lo-fi, analogue/digital hybrid music out on Bandcamp. The third artist is yet to be announced.

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019

    Zool Radar: No Great Loss, Sex Hardcore & THVS

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Young Belfast-based independent label & collective Zool hold their first Radar of 2019 at the Menagerie on January 10.

    Performing are hardcore act No Great LossSex Hardcore and the noise-rock-tinged riff-metal of THVS - listen to single 'Squid Plural'.

    Admission costs £5, doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019

    Scott Matthews

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays Belfast's Black Box on January 10 for the Out To Lunch Festival in association with Moving On Music.

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

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Rudeboy Screens w/Don Letts DJ Set

    The Belfast Barge

    Belfast

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    Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records tells the story of Jamaican & British youth culture through that most iconic of labels, and gets a screening at CQAF's Out To Lunch programme at the Belfast Barge on January 11.

    Combining archival footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of the British underclass in the late 60s and early 70s, the integration of which revolutionised popular music & culture. Featured are Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Toots Hibbert, Neville Staple and many, many more.

    Radio 6Music DJ Don Letts, founder of Big Audio Dynamite and man largely responsible for bringing punk & reggae audiences together, is set to DJ the event.

    Tickets cost £12 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 7.15pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Problem Patterns, Reevah, Gemma Bradley & Jess Edlin

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    An all-women lineup comes to Gifted on January 11, featuring four eclectic artists that are on the ascent. 

    Making their debut are punk six-piece Problem Patterns, joined by fellow Derry songstress, the dreamy folk-pop of Reevah, soulful pop artist Gemma Bradley and leftfield, electronica-laced multi-instrumentalist Jess Edlin.

    Admission costs £3 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Mina

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    The Menagerie hosts an NRP night on January 11, headed by Mina.

    She's released EPs through Enchudada, remixes for Mixpak, NLV & Man Recordings, and sets for Boiler Room, Rinse FM and NTS. Check out her Boiler Room set - she's a must for fans of dancehall, reggaeton & UK funky.

    Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Peachface 'You Never Saw Me Dance' Single Launch w/Dott & Darragh McCabe

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Dreamy synth-pop outfit PeachFace launch their new single with a show at Bello Bar on January 11. Watch the video for 'You Never Saw Me Dance'.

    Supporting are punk-pop quartet Dott - who released their excellent album Heart Swell in 2018 - and the debut non-pseudonym performance from drummer with Alien She, and singer/songwriter/producer Jon Dots, Darragh McCabe.

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

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    Brass Eye Night with Director Michael Cumming

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Put together from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his own archive, Brass Eye director Michael Cumming's presents a new film, Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, once more in Ireland. 

    The film is part documentary, part art, designed purely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never-before-seen footage, with the blessing of Chris Morris. The Sugar Club hosts a Brass Eye evening & night on January 12 featuring Oxide Ghostsone of Brass Eye's six episodes - voted for by the audience - as well as a Q&A with Michael Cumming himself - also known for his work on Toast of LondonSnuff Box.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced at €15. The evening show runs from 5-8pm, and night show at 8-11pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    The Dodge Brothers

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Another coup for the Out To Lunch 2018 programme of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is star-studded roots act The Dodge Brothers in afternoon and evening shows at the Black Box on January 12.

    They'll be performing from their long-awaited new album Drive Train, bringing their hybrid of country blues, rockabilly, jugband & skiffle. The band features Mike Hammond, Mark Kermode - yep - Aly Hirji & Alex hammond on electric & acoustic instruments, each with an American twang. Frontman Mike Hammon was raised in Alabama and has performed across the south & west of the US.

    Tickets, priced £10 and £12 for afternoon & evening shows respectively, are available from Ticketsolve. Doors open for each show at 1.45pm & 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    JC Stewart

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays upstairs at Whelan's on January 12. Check out the live session of his single 'Medicine'.

    Tickets cost €11.75 from WAV Tickets.

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    Peachface 'You Never Saw Me Dance' Single Launch w/Dott

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Dreamy synth-pop outfit PeachFace hold the Galway leg of their new single launch with a show upstairs at the Roisin Dubh on January 12. Watch the video for 'You Never Saw Me Dance'.

    Supporting are punk-pop quartet Dott - who released their excellent album Heart Swell in 2018.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    Hell Hole IV: Ewuagh, Lloyd Christmas & Son Zept

    341 Newtownards Road

    Belfast

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    The fourth Hell Hole night takes place at 431 Newtownards Road on January 12.

    The lineup features a live set from Son Zept, who put out one of our favourite EPs of 2018 in Q2BEwuagh, and Lloyd Christmas.

    Tickets are available here, and must be bought online, priced £6. Doors open at 9pm, with last admission at midnight.

  • Sun
    13
    Jan
    2019

    Oxide Ghosts - The Brass Eye Tapes

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Put together from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his own archive, Brass Eye director Michael Cumming's presents Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, once more in Ireland. Following on from prior sold-out runs, it's screening at the Black Box on January 13 as part of CQAF's Out To Lunch Festival.

    The film is part documentary, part art, designed purely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never-before-seen footage, with the blessing of Chris Morris. A Q&A with director Michael Cumming himself will take place post-screening - who is also known for his work on Toast of LondonSnuff Box.

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

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019

    Mastodon, Kvelertak & Mutoid Man

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Progressive, sludgy metaller Mastodon play the Ulster Hall on January 14, featuring Neurosis' Scott Kelly.

    One of the world's biggest heavy rock bands, their latest album, Emperor of Sand, won a Grammy, following on from their solid run of critical & commercial successes. Here's 'Steambreather'.

    Supporting are Norwegian black 'n' roll act Kvelertak and supergroup Mutoid Man, who feature members of Converge & Cave In.

    Tickets are available, priced £33 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019

    Mastodon, Kvelertak & Mutoid Man

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Progressive, sludgy metallers Mastodon play the Olympia on January 15, featuring Neurosis' Scott Kelly.

    One of the world's biggest heavy rock bands, their latest album, Emperor of Sand, won a Grammy, following on from their solid run of critical & commercial successes. Here's 'Steambreather'.

    Supporting are Norwegian black 'n' roll act Kvelertak and supergroup Mutoid Man, who feature members of Converge & Cave In.

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

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019

    Neil & Liam Finn

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Father & son duo Neil & Liam Finn have just released their first collaborative record, Lightsleeper, and are set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 16.

    Neil is best known for his time with Split Enz & Crowded House, as well as becoming the latest member of Fleetwood Mac, while his son is a experimenter in sonic arts with three albums under his belt. During the creation of the album, Liam had a son, and an unwitting generational shift was spawned. Listen to 'Back To Life'.

    Tickets cost €39.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019

    Adrianne Lenker

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker is set to headline the Button Factory on January 16.

    Writing since she was 10 years old, she's been occupied with Big Thief activities over the past three years, until the October release of abysskiss. Check out 'Cradle'.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster, with doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Doolittle Revisited

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Gorilla Troubadour & Sky Atlas w/Strawman and the Jackdaws

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

    Alt folk quintet Strawman & the Jackdaws support.

    Admission costs £5

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    Death Culture Blues @ The Big Romance

    The Big Romance

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    An Evening With: Electric Octopus & Rab McCullough Blues Band

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    Mathman Presents: Beat Club

    The Bernard Shaw

    Dublin

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

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

    Admission is free and doors open 8pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Classic doom/sludge metal quartet Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 2 on January 19 as part of their Wasteland tour.

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

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

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

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Fucked Up

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    One of the more forward-thinking punk bands of this century, Fucked Up, return to Ireland for the first time in almost four years, playing The Grand Social on January 19.

    This follows the news that they've signed a new deal with Merge to release new album Dose Your Dreams, which invites psych rock elements to their sound - another incredible evolution for a band who've built their name on am within the broad spectrum of punk rock.

    Watch the video for 'Raise Your Voice Joyce',

    Tickets, priced €22, are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Plain Sailing Presents: Cailín

    White's Tavern

    Belfast

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

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

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Yorkston Thorne Khan

    Upstairs @ Dolans

    Limerick

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

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

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Kathryn Joseph w/Brona McVittie

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

    Supporting is Brona McVittie.

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

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019

    Yorkston Thorne Khan

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    Marc Rebillet

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €18 from WAV & Ticketmaster

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019

    The Beths

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Death Cab For Cutie

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets priced €33.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Yorkston Thorne Khan

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Stefan Murphy

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Brand New Friend

    The American Bar

    Portrush

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

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

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

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

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

    St. Finian's Lutheran Church,

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Ben Howard

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Michale Graves [Ex-Misfits]

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    The Rapparees: 'Recharged' Album Launch

    Crescent Arts Centre

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Shredd & The Dreads

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Mosmo Strange, Lugosi, Belwood & The Thrash Blues

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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

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

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Little Gem Band & N.Sphynx

    Anseo

    Dublin

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

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

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    The Delines

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Good Vibrations: A Night with Terri Hooley

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Hedfuzy Waves Album Launch w/Zombie Picnic & Third Island

    The Kasbah

    Limerick

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

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

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

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

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

    The Final District 8 Dance at the Tivoli

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Mull Historical Society

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Radie Peat

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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

     

    The show is now sold out.

  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019

    Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2019

    Paul Chuckle DJ Set w/Meet & Greet

    Filthy's

    Belfast

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    C'mon lads. £6 in - tickets are available here.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    The Dead South

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €20 from WAV Tickets.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Ozzy Osbourne & Judas Priest

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    A gargantuan bill of featuring 2 of the most acclaimed heavy metal acts of all time is set to come to Dublin's 3Arena on January 30. Kicking off his No More Tours 2 tour in Europe, Ozzy Osbourne is joined by a band of collaborators that includes Zakk Wylde on guitar, Blasko on bass, Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on keys.

    Looking back on 5 decades of music, this will be the farewell global tour for Ozzy - who has sold more than 100 million records - following Sabbath's final date last year. 

    Supporting are none other than Judas Priest, whose latest album has been heralded as a return to form by many.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €59. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Rosie Carney

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Invaderband, Les Pantalons & Dean McKay

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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

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

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Moving On Music's annual major highlight, the Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival, returns once more from March 2-9. An afternoon performance sees the multi award winning Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra play the Black Box on March 3.

    The orchestra was formed in 1993 after a series of workshops held at the Crescent Arts Centre by Ken Jordan. The 2018-19 Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the best young musicians in Northern Ireland. The concert will present a mostly new repertoire, ranging from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder, kicking off a week of incredible music in Brilliant Corners 2019.

    Tickets are available here, priced £7 - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 2.45pm.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced another Irish date. They're set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 31, as the continue to tour their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the UK charts - impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. Just last year at BBC Biggest Weekend on Belfast's Titanic Slipway, their set was specially accompanied by nostalgic footage of the ship's construction from the industrial era, with a hopeful, kraut-lite soundtrack. Watch the evocative suite here.

    Tickets, priced at €31.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    The Old Firm Casuals, The Defects & United Bottles

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Malcolm Middleton

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Epicycle: Gyda Valtysdottir (mūm) w/Fears

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Black Midi

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

    Tickets are priced €12 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

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

    Pharmacia

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Stupid Son 'Bread' Single Launch w/Angular Hank

    Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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

    Supporting are slack indie rock outfit Angular Hank.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced their third Belfast show in about a year. They play the Limelight 1 on February 1, as they tour their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the charts - impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. Just last year at BBC Biggest Weekend on the Titanic Slipway, their set was specially accompanied by nostalgic footage of the ship's construction from the industrial era, with a hopeful, kraut-lite soundtrack. Watch the evocative suite here.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Cockney Rejects & The Old Firm Casuals

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Malcolm Middleton

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Gyda Valtysdottir (mūm)

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Bouts, Any Joy & Laurie Shaw

    The Roundy

    Cork

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

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

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

    Admission costs €7. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Susie Blue, Ferals & Cherym

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    As part of Independent Venue Week 2019, on February 1, the Oh Yeah Centre hosts three young outfits in the form of Derry-based punk-pop outfit Cherym - the first date on their Irish tour in support of new single 'Super Queens'.

    Also performing is Derry alternative pop-rock songstress Susie Blue - watch the video for 'Didn't Mean To Care', taken from her debut album - and post/math-rock outfit Ferals - listen on Bandcamp

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Belfast Guitar Festival: Flip

    Crescent Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    As part of the Belfast Guitar Festival, a new quarterly night called Flip holds its inaugural bill at the Crescent Arts Centre on February 1. The night aims to celebrate daring, inventive players who emphasise new and unusual approaches to the guitar and composition. On stage for the first event will be guitarists Hornby, Chris McCorry, Bill Campbell, Then Man Made A Machine and Richard Davis.

    Guitar explorer Hornby is a critically lauded musician best known as the lead guitarist/composer in the band The Continuous Battle Of Order . His recording and performing career — spanning jazz, rock, punk and experimental - has over 20 years of recorded experience.

    Chris McCorry has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Oppenheimer and more recently, Hiva Oa. Chris will perform original ambient pieces on 12-string electric with loop & delay pedals, through a pair of Fender Princeton amps.

    Composer extraordinaire Bill Campbell's album Concorde was voted CD of the month by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland. He has composed music for film, theatre, installations and story books. He can be found performing with the likes Brian Irvine Ensemble and his own solo projects across the world. Bill is currently residing in Northern Ireland where he is associate lecturer in music at the Belfast Metropolitan College.

    Then Man Made A Machine, are a musical collaboration between festival founder Paul McMordie, Neil Hughes (both from Ossia Studios) and many sound effects. Although only together for over a year they already have performed live scores throughout Europe for several silent films, to great critical acclaim.

    Richard Davis, aka Heliopause, derives from folk and singer/songwriter acoustic styles, the music of Heliopause entering the realms of subtle pop, creating epic soundscapes with elements of electronic backing tracks, soaring ethereal vocals, guitars and pop-conscious melodies.

    Tickets, priced £8, are available from Crescent Arts. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Red House, Psyphony, Buffalo Bay & The Zang

    The Pavilion

    Belfast

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    SONI's first show of 2019 takes place at the Pavilion on February 1, headed by Belfast indie rock quartet Red House.

    Sharing the bill are Armagh's Psyphony, synth-pop/rock outfit Buffalo Bay and Lurgan's Chris Molloy, aka The Zang.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    The Messthetics & Robocobra Quartet

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Nicki Bluhm

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Cherym, Hiva Oa & Gender Chores

    Atlantic Bar

    Portrush

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

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

    Doors open at 9pm and admission costs £5.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Bouts, Silverbacks & Shrug Life [Solo]

    The Underground

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Cockney Rejects w/Takers & Users

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Daniel John Paxton Single Launch w/Galants

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    The Pale w/Strange By Nature

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Long-established Dublin outfit The Pale play Whelan's on February 2 in support of 'Ursa Minor', from the release of new album Merciful Hour, due out in April.

    Watch the video for 'Dogs With No Tails' from their first run, back in 1992. 

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets.

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    Malcolm Middleton

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

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

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

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    The Messthetics & Robocobra Quartet

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    Bouts, Hot Cops & Silverbacks

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mon
    04
    Feb
    2019

    Ar an tÁbla & Tuath

    The Glassworks

    Derry

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    As part of the IMBOLC International Music Festival, a pair of North-Western Gaelic/English speakers are set to perform at the Glassworks on February 4. Ar an tÁbla are a trip-hop & fried-folk duo from Derry. The band comprises Conor Mc Clean  on guitar, synths & vocals, and Cara Park on vocals, flute & synths.

    Tuath are a Donegal-based experimental trip-hop/psychgaze band, tinged with brass & electronics. Watch the video for 'Youth' from their EP of the same name.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019

    Steel Panther

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019

    The Lemonheads

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are priced €25.40 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Steel Panther

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    The Lemonheads

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Cherym, Dott & Velvet Orchid

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

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

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

     

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019

    Landless

    The Sunflower Bar

    Belfast

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    Unaccompanied four-part vocal harmony group Landless play the Sunflower Bar on February 7. Their debut album, Bleaching Bones, out on the new-fangled Humble Serpent Records, was one of our favourites of 2018.

     

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Bastion, Hail To The Thieves, MOSA & Mickey Madden

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Shabazz Palaces

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    David McSavage: National Treasure

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    The Lemonheads

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are priced £22.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Quarter Block Party 2019

    Various Venues

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

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

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Just Mustard, Cruiser & Hunting Hall

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    One of the hottest bands in Ireland right now, Dundalk trip-hop, noise & electronica-influenced quintet Just Mustard play a hometown show at the Spirit Store on February 8. Last year, they released one of the Irish albums of the year in their debut LP, Wednesday.

    Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock outfit Cruiser support - watch the video for 'Gram' - as well as Dundalk producer & singer-songwriter Tim Shearwood, aka Hunting Hall.

    Tickets cost €10 from the Spirit Store. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    John Murry

    The Record Room

    Limerick

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    Mississippi native John Murry is set to play Limerick's Record Room on February 8 in a one-off Irish show ahead of his Italian & US tour.

    The Americana artist most recently released A Short History of Decay, an ambitious Southern Gothic fable, and in recent years has settled in Kilkenny. Check him out live on BBC.

    Tickets cost €8 from Eventbrite, or €10 on the door. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    SONI: Ethan Hanna, Petty Youth, Wild Heat & Matt McCrum

    Hague's Bar

    Lisburn

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    SONI hold their 11th birthday bash at Lisburn's Hague's Bar on February 8. Performing are Ethan Hanna in a full band performance, garage rock'n'rollers Petty Youth, hard rockers Wild Heat and an acoustic set from the Couth's Matt McCrum.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    God Is An Astronaut

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Electronica-tinged post-rock quartet God Is An Astronaut play Dublin's Academy on February 9.

    Formed by Wicklow twins Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002, the act have proven an increasing depth of scope as their discography progresses. Their most recent album was 2018's ninth record, Epitaph - watch the video for the title track.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    White Denim

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Texas indie-pych band White Denim play the Limelight 2 on February 9.

    With flecks of garage rock, prog, punk, blues, dub and southern rock, theirs is an interesting concoction. Their seventh album, Performance is out now - check out the title track. Recorded over eight weeks at their own studio, it's as eclectic and filthy an album as they've made yet.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Whitla Hall

    Belfast

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

    The music-based comedian (or the 'Ryanair Enya') is one of Ireland's finest, bringing a freshness to stand-up comedy with only his battery-powered 1986 keyboard. To date, he's had his own show 'The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty' won multiple awards for his work at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as appearances on every panel show going.

    Doors open at 7pm, with the show kicking off at 8.15pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    God's Waiting Room: The Liminanas

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Crilli DnB Presents: Calibre & DRS

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Whale Talk, A Happy Accident & Whim

    The 343

    Belfast

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

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

    Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Postcard Versions Album Launch w/Angular Hank

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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

    Supporting are slack indie rock outfit Angular Hank.

    Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Ghostking Is Dead, Extravision & Post Punk Podge

    Coughlan's Live

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Wynona Bleach & Molto Vivo w/Somnamulist

    Chez Nobody

    Lurgan

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    The unique Lurgan venue of Chez Nobody hosts a double headliner of two of Belfast's hotly-tipped alternative rockers in the form of nu-gaze quintet Wynona Bleach and Molto Vivo.

    Wynona Bleach just released their excellent new EP Sugar - check it out on Bandcamp. Molto Vivo recently released their scuzzy latest, riot grrl-recalling single 'Brainwashed'.

    £5 is the suggested donation, and doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Disguise, Pozoga, Worst, Badb & Mana

    Jigsaw

    Dublin

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    Karate Klub Punx presents five-strong bill of DIY artists at Belvedere Court's Jigsaw gig space on February 9.

    The show features Dublin punks DisguisePozoga, krauty psych-noise project Worst - listen to MMXVII Badb and Mana.

    Admission costs €8 and it's a BYOB show. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Behemoth w/At The Gates & Wolves In The Throne Room

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Polish blackened death metal act Behemoth play Vicar Street on February 10. 

    Starting out in 1991 playing traditional black metal, they gradually became more occult, incorporating Middle-Eastern influences and death metal from the late nineties onwards. Their is called I Loved You At Your Darkest - watch the video for 'God=Dog'.

    A serious bill, the Unholy Trinity on the night is completed by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    White Denim

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Texas indie-pych band White Denim play Whelan's on February 10.

    With flecks of garage rock, prog, punk, blues, dub and southern rock, theirs is an interesting concoction. Their seventh album, Performance is out now - check out the title track. Recorded over eight weeks at their own studio, it's as eclectic and filthy an album as they've made yet.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Sleaford Mods

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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

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

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019

    She Drew The Gun

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

    Watch the video for 'Resister'.

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

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019

    Mob Wife, The Skanks, Dimer & Frans

    Bennigans

    Derry

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

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

    Admission costs £4 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    Electric Eel Shock w/Sister Ghost & Gender Chores

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

    Supporting are the Shannon O'Neill-fronted garage alt. rock quartet Sister Ghost - watch the video for recent single, 'The Final Grrrl' - and lo-fi punk duo Gender Chores - check out their demo tracks on Soundcloud.

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

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    TOY

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

    Watch the video for 'Sequence One'.

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

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

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

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

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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

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

    Admission costs £7 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Post Malone

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Decapitated, Dyscarnate & Baest

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Luluc

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    Gum Takes Tooth & BB84

    The Taproom @ Drop Dead Twice

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019

    TOY

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

    Watch the video for 'Sequence One'.

    Tickets cost €15.62 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Professor Brian Cox Live

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    One of the world's foremost communicators of scientific knowledge to the masses, Professor Brian Cox OBE, performs at Belfast's SSE Arena on February 15, following his Guinness World Record-setting sellout last run of shows.

    The former keys player for D:Ream takes audiences on a journey through space and time, hitting on high science and the cosmos. Cox is a particle physicist, a Royal Society University Researcher, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a professor at the university of Manchester. He's also responsible for much of the popularity in subjects like astronomy in physics, with his shows for the BBC heralding a huge amount of acclaim and spreading the conversation on physics to a household level.

    This 2019 show will see him go a step beyond his previously huge projections and images from space, while being once more joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host, comedian Robin Ince, for an audience Q&A.

    Tickets are available, priced from £38-£49 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Kevin Krauter

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Fiercely experimental, referential and eclectic indie pop artist Kevin Krauter is set to play upstairs at Whelan's on February 15.

    His debut LP Toss Up features woozy synths, delicate vocals, all from the self-contained project, an aside to his other band Hoops. Watch the video for 'Keep Falling In Love'.

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

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Decapitated, Dyscarnate & Baest

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Ennio Morricone - Last Ever Irish Concert

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Blackfish Collective w/Evans Junior & Damola

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Endless Swarm, Wardomized, Zombified, Deathgrip & Sex Hardcore

    Unit 40, Westlink Enterprise Centre

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

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

    The 343

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets cost £5 from Skiddle, and proceeds and donations will be given to The Homeless Period . Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Dead Horse Jive & Nerves

    Whelans

    Dublin

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    As part of their Hard Rock Soft Border tour, Galway rock n' roll outfit Dead Horse Jive headline Whelan's on February 15.

    Supporting are Dublin pop-rock outfit Nerves.

    Doors open at 11pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    The Altered Hours & Jogging

    A4 Sounds Gallery

    Dublin

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    Art collective A4 Sounds on St Joseph's Parade holds a pairing of Ireland's finest independent bands. Headlining are Cork psych outfit The Altered Hours - watch the video for 'Over The Void' from latest EP On My Tongue.

    Supporting are post-hardcore indie rock veterans Jogging - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €16 Doors open at 8pm. It's a BYOB event.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Professor Brian Cox Live

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the world's foremost communicators of scientific knowledge to the masses, Professor Brian Cox OBE, performs again at Dublin's 3Arena on February 16, following his Guinness World Record-setting sellout last run of shows.

    The former keys player for D:Ream takes audiences on a journey through space and time, hitting on high science and the cosmos. Cox is a particle physicist, a Royal Society University Researcher, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a professor at the university of Manchester. He's also responsible for much of the popularity in subjects like astronomy in physics, with his shows for the BBC heralding a huge amount of acclaim and spreading the conversation on physics to a household level.

    This 2019 show will see him go a step beyond his previously huge projections and images from space, while being once more joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host, comedian Robin Ince, for an audience Q&A.

    Tickets are available, priced from €40 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    GoGo Penguin

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    GoGo Penguin are set to play the National Concert Hall for ChoiceCuts on February 16.

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

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

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Bodega

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    New York art-punks Bodega play Whelan's on February 16.

    This follows the release of their acclaimed debut album Endless Scroll, which, in a similar fashion to Parquet Courts & Omni, draws from post-punk, pop, krautrock, with poetic lyrical prowess. Watch the video for 'Charlie'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Neneh Cherry

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Nik Void

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Just Mustard w/Tribal Dance

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Dead Horse Jive, Ferals & Gnarkats

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    As part of their Hard Rock Soft Border tour, Galway rock n' roll outfit Dead Horse Jive headline McHugh's, Belfast on February 16.

    Supporting are math-rock outfit Ferals - listen to their new single on Bandcamp, taken from The Low EP - and math-tinged indie outfit Gnarkats - watch the video for 'War Cry'.

     

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Comfy Coffin, Mob Wife & Nervvs

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    To launch issue 24 of poetry 'zine This Is Not Where I Belong, a three-strong bill play Anseo, Camden Street on February 16.

    On support, Belfast punk band Mob Wife hold the Dublin leg of their launch tour for new release 'Captain Care A Lot / Hellsong' - check them out on Bandcamp. The borderline telepathic garage-noise duo Nervvs open things - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €10, which includes a copy of the zine. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Craig Taborn

    Sonic Lab, SARC

    Belfast

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    Moving On Music's annual major highlight, the Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival, returns once more from March 2-9. On Saturday, February 16, a kickoff show takes place in the acoustically-perfect Sonic Lab in Belfast's Sonic Arts Research Centre, featuring a solo piano performance from Craig Taborn.

    The Composer, pianist & electronic musician was born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota. While Studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Craig had the good fortune to play in the illustrious Detroit jazz community as well as playing and recording with some of the biggest names around. Hailed as the “#1 rising Star Keyboardist” in the 55th and 56th Downbeat Critics poll, Taborn has established himself as one of the most interesting musicians working today. Check out this solo performance.

    Tickets are available here, priced £14 (£10 concession) - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    DIY LK: Cruiser 'No More Parties' Single Launch w/Pinhole & Evil

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock outfit Cruiser launch their new single 'No More Parties' with a hometown DIY LK show at the Pharmacia on February 16. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are artful, idiosyncratic Kate Bush-influenced Cork quartet Pinhole - 'check out 'Oh No' - and members of Evil, a local performance art collective.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019
    Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Pavilion Theatre

    Dun Laoghaire

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    Irish musical comic David O'Doherty brings his 2018 You Have To Laugh tour to Dun Laoghaire for a pair of shows on February 17 & 19 at the Pavilion Theatre.

    The music-based comedian (or the 'Ryanair Enya') is one of Ireland's finest, bringing a freshness to stand-up comedy with only his battery-powered 1986 keyboard. To date, he's had his own show 'The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty' won multiple awards for his work at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as appearances on every panel show going.

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    A.J. Croce

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Electric Eel Shock

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Neuromusicology

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Danny Forde

    The Fumbally Stables

    Dublin

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    Composer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Danny Forde plays his debut Dublin show at the Fumbally Stables on February 17.

    A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he'll be accompanied by a five-piece band of Dublin musicians ahead of the release of his debut EP What Else Is There?, recorded across New York, California, Cape Town, Stockholm, London & Dublin. Forde has performed with some of Ireland's best-known artists, including Bill Whelan, Loah, I Have A Tribe, Hozier, Trinity Orchestra & more.

    Tickets are available here, priced €13. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Mike & The Mechanics

    The National Stadium

    Dublin

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    Over 10 million-selling pop-rock supergroup Mike & The Mechanics play Dublin's National Stadium on February 18, as part of their Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour.

    Formed in 1985 as a side-project by Genesis bassist/rhythm guitarist Mike Rutherford, they're best known for their global hit 'The Living Years', going on to sell over 10 million records worldwide.

    Tickets cost €44.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Jungle

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Neo-soul outfit Jungle are set to play The Olympia Theatre on February 18, following the September release of For Ever.

    The seven piece released their debut in 2014, with this having a long gestation period to arrive at these 13 tracks detailing a 'post-apocalyptic radio station playing breakup songs'. Watch the video for 'Happy Man'.

    Tickets, priced €27.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Microdisney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following their reunion in June at the National Concert Hall, performing seminal album The Clock Comes Down The Stairs, Cork cult alternative rock heroes Microdisney play Vicar Street on February 18.

    The duo of Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan disbanded in 1988, having released several albums by the likes of Kabuki, Rough Trade and Virgin. Once described by John Peel as “the iron fist in a velvet glove", the were moved by the response to last year's shows and will revisit their material.

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

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Chvrches

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Pop outfit Chvrches celebrate the release of their third album Love Is Dead with a UK tour that includes a show at the Ulster Hall on February 19. Their third successive top 10 UK album, watch the video for recent single 'Miracle'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, with doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Jungle

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Microdisney [Last Ever Show]

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Following their reunion in June at the National Concert Hall, performing seminal album The Clock Comes Down The Stairs, Cork cult alternative rock heroes Microdisney return to their hometown to play Cyprus Avenue on February 19 in what will be their last ever show.

    The duo of Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan disbanded in 1988, having released several albums by the likes of Kabuki, Rough Trade and Virgin. Once described by John Peel as “the iron fist in a velvet glove", the were moved by the response to last year's shows and will revisit their material.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €36.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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