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  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Lisa O'Neill Album Launch

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Incredible Irish folk voice Lisa O'Neill  at a seated show at Liberty Hall Theatre on February 23.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €25.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Seek Warmth & Hiva Oa

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Bristol indie rock act Seek Warmth make their Irish debut at Voodoo on February 23. Check out the jangly post-punk of 'Pillar To Post'.

    Supporting are Belfast alternative electronic act Hiva Oa - check them out live in session at Smalltown America.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Dead Horse Jive & The Skanks

    Bennigans

    Derry

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    As part of their Hard Rock Soft Border tour, Galway rock n' roll outfit Dead Horse Jive headline Bennigan's in Derry on February 23.

    Young Strabane outfit The Skanks support.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Tiny Magnetic Pets

    Tramline

    Dublin

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    Collecting krautrock grooves, ’70s electronica and oddball pop, Dublin outfit Tiny Magnetic Pets – named after the Japanese collectable toy – play Dublin's Tramline to launch their new EP The Politburo Disko on February 23.

    Sounding at times like a prime-era William Orbit electronic pop production, featuring the kosmische space race synth sounds of the likes of Harmonia and Neu! they've collaborated with Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür, and supported icons like Visage, OMD,and Neu!’s Michael Rother. Watch the video for 'Control Me'.

    Supporting are Embrace The Crisis.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €11.53. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    DIY LK: Hot Cops, Blue Whale & His Fathers Voice

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    Belfast indie rockers Hot Cops stop off in Limerick's Pharmacia on February 23 for a DIY LK show in the first of their run of Irish spring dates. Watch the video for the NI Music Prize-nominated single, 'Decay'. 

    Making their first trip down to Limerick are experimental rock quartet Blue Whale - check out their debut album, Process, which earned the no. 2 spot on our 2018 Irish albums of the year list. Opening are new Limerick dream-pop outfit His Fathers Voice.

    Admission costs €5 and music kicks off around 10pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Kojaque 'Deli Daydreams' 1 Year Anniversary Show w/Kean Kavanagh

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his debut album album, Deli Daydreams, Irish hip-hop artist Kojaque performs an intimate, full-band playthrough of the LP at Whelan's on February 23. 

    "Deli Daydreams is a conceptual project chronicling a week in the life of a Deli worker. The project meanders through the daydreams of KOJAQUE, the main protagonist, as he contemplates love, life and loneliness in the lead up to the annual work Christmas party. The project is a vignette of working life in Dublin, mundanity, madness and escapism."

    Nominated for a Choice Music Prize, and placing high on near enough every Irish 2018 end of year list - including our own - the Soft Boy Records release is very much a zeitgeist-capturer. A filmmaker and visual artist, the videos for his singles have been as essential as the music in his upward growth - take 'White Noise', for example.

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

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019

    Massive Attack: Mezzanine XX1

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Bristol trip-hop legends Massive Attack will stop off in Dublin next as part of a tour celebrating their seminal 1998 album, Mezzanine.

    Promising a "totally new audio/visual production" the show at Dublin's 3Arena on Sunday, February 24 will also feature Elizabeth Fraser, the Cocteau Twins singer who lent her vocals to the album's second single 'Teardrop'.

    The show will re-imagine Mezzanine via "custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences”, and is described by Robert Del Naja AKA 3D as “a one off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip”.

    Tickets are priced €49.50 and are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019

    Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & Dave McGuinness w/Landless

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Scottish singer Aladair Roberts performs with Amble Skuse and keyboardist David McGuinness in support of their collaborative album What News on Drag City. Listen to 'The Fair Flower of Northumberland'.

    They perform a co-headline set at Whelan's on February 24, alongside unaccompanied four-part vocal harmony group Landless - whose debut album, Bleaching Bones, was one of our favourites of 2018.

    Admission costs €16, with tickets available from Billetto. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019

    Meltybrains? Presents: ?

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Those absolute headers, Meltybrains?, play the Button Factory on February 26. After a fairly quiet period, they're back with the glitchy R&B-tinged -wave nugget 'Roger Federer'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019

    Laura Gibson

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Laura Gibson plays upstairs at Whelan's on February 26.

    Her last album, Empire Builder, received plaudits from Pitchfork, uncut and the likes, and she performed NPR's first ever Tiny Desk concert. Check out 'Domestication'.

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

  • Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019

    Brass Against

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Having made fans out of Tom Morello and more, politically-charged brass-led rock & hip-hop troupe Brass Against headline the Button Factory on February 27.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Steely Dan w/Steve Winwood

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Smooth jazz-rock outfit Steely Dan return to Ireland to play 3Arena on February 28. Led by Donald Fagen, they've sold over 40 million albums worldwide, with classics including Can't Buy A ThrillAjaTwo Against Nature and the list goes on. 

    Pristine production, perfect precision & tight songwriting drew them out of hipness for a time, but things have come full circle, with devotees like Mac Demarco giving them a new life. Here's 'Do It Again'.

    Composer/producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood joins them, performing classics from Blind Faith, Traffic, The Spencer Davis Group & his many solo hits.

    Tickets cost €89.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    The Stranglers w/Dr Feelgood

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play Ulster Hall on February 28.

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

    Support comes from classic rhythm & blues band Dr Feelgood.

    Tickets are priced £33 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, and it's a 14+ show, with standing restricted to 16+.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Hayseed Dixie

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The pioneers of rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie return to Ireland, playing Dublin's Button Factory on February 28 in support of new album Free Your Mind and the Grass Will Follow.

    Formed in 2000 as an idea to record AC/DC songs in an Appalachian Mountain hillbilly tradition, they've taken the cornerstones of rock and reimagined them with fun, care and respect, not to mention tremendously accomplished musicianship. Here's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €22. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Alan Marshall & The Party Faithful

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based Scottish troubadour Alan Marshall is set to perform at The Grand Social on February 28.

    Drawing together both Gaelic traditions, this show comes in support of second album, A Beautiful Brawl. Marshall will be joined by his band, The Party Faithful, featuring Cyril O'Donoghue, Matt Bashford, Joseph McNulty and Guy Rickarby, amongst others.

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

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Kneecap & JyellowL w/Dirty Faces

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Mega-hyped Gaeilge/English hip-hop outfit Kneecap come to Belfast's Empire on February 28 as part of their Irish tour. Check out 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

    Joining them on their tour is Dublin rapper JYellowL, who forms part of the Word Up Collective. Check out his latest single 'True Colours'. Opening are Derry duo Dirty Faces.

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

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Valeras w/Cherym

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Reading five piece Valeras headline Whelan's on February 28.

    Supporting are Derry punk-pop trio Cherym - check out new single 'Super Queens'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €13.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    The Stranglers w/Dr Feelgood

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    English new wave punk rock outfit The Stranglers play the Olympia Theatre on March 1.

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

    Support comes from classic rhythm & blues band Dr Feelgood.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Hayseed Dixie

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    The pioneers of rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie return to Ireland with a show at Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 1 in support of new album Free Your Mind and the Grass Will Follow.

    Formed in 2000 as an idea to record AC/DC songs in an Appalachian Mountain hillbilly tradition, they've taken the cornerstones of rock and reimagined them with fun, care and respect, not to mention tremendously accomplished musicianship. Here's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Spinn

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

    Liverpool jangle dream-pop quartet Spinn play Belfast's Oh Yeah Centre on March 1.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    The Comet Is Coming

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Choice Cuts bring London-based space-jazz-funk-psych-electronic trio The Comet Is Coming to Dublin's Sugar Club on March 1.

    Meeting in a London warehouse in 2013, the three musical cosmonauts in question are Shabaka Hutchings of Sons of Kemet & Melt Yourself Down, Danalogue and Betamax (known for Soccer96). Blending mindbending new sonic languages in the vein of Sun Ra, Zappa & the BBC Radiophonic Workshops, the band's themes revolve around an impending apocalypse. Check out their Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced €20. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies w/Drastics

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Limerick's Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies return for what's sure to be another packed Whelan's on March 1.

    One of the most potent voices of dissent in Ireland at the moment, check out the incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home'.

    Supporting are Drastics.

    Admission is free, if you add yourself to the guestlist here. Doors open at 11.30pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Casavettes, Fox Colony & Gender Chores

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Limerick emo/post-hardcore act Casavettes play their first ever Belfast show at the 343 on March 1 - listen to them on Bandcamp.

    Supporting are fellow emo-tinged indie rockers Fox Colony - listen on Bandcamp - and lo-fi feminist punk duo Gender Chores - check out their demo tracks on Soundcloud.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Stranded: Ex-Isles

    Strand Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    Belfast-based singer-songwriter Peter Devlin & composer James Joys, aka Ex-Isles are set to play the Strand Arts Centre on March 1.

    Having worked together in the past on various projects over the years, they returned to Belfast after 15 years of living away, leading to their own singular exploration of pop, in the form of debut LP Luxury Mass. Blackly comic, the album comes the vein of iconoclasts like Scott Walker, ANOHNI, John Grant and the likes, with Joys arranging and producing. We called it one of the best albums to emerge from Ireland in some time last year. Check it out on Bandcamp.

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

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Junk Drawer & Jake Regan

    International Bar

    Dublin

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    Collective 47 holds an exhibition of some of the finest in independent music videos coming out of Ireland at the International Bar on March 1, accompanied by performances from a pair of Irish independent acts, both with new material on their way.

    Indie-psych outfit Junk Drawer headline ahead of the release of their debut album, and use the night to premiere their new music video for single 'Year of the Sofa' - check them out on Bandcamp. Also playing is former Segrasso member Jake Regan in his debut live performance.

    If you have a video to submit, contact collectivefourtyseven@gmail.com.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Advance Base

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Lo-fi pop auteur Owen Ashworth, AKA Advance Base plays the Sound House on March 1.

    Formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, his nostalgic yearning has been well-documented on Bandcamp, where Advance Base's prolific output of drum-machine collection of electric pianos, autoharps, Omnichords & loops can be heard.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €15.10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Ruts DC w/The Professionals

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

     

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    Remaining members of classic reggae-influenced British punks The Ruts, Ruts DC, are set to play the Button Factory on March 2.

    This show comes in celebration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of their classic album The Crack, and they'll be playing it in its entirety.

    Supporting are The Professionals, founded by Paul Cook & Steve Jones following the dissolution of the Sex Pistols. 

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

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Fatboy Slim

    3Arena

    Dublin

     

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    Fatboy Slim brings his In The Round tour to Dublin's 3Arena on March 2.

    The tour aims to create the UK's biggest dance floors via turning gargantuan arenas into unique club night experiences, with a revolving stage, rave ushers & a live smiley face experience.

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

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    The Armed

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Detroit experimental blackened noise-punk outfit The Armed play The Workman's Club on March 2.

    Hailed by The Quietus, Noisey and Pitchfork for their originality, their second LP Only Love came out in 2018 to rave reviews. Have a listen, then imagine how it brutal and invigorating it could sound live.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Hayseed Dixie

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    The pioneers of rockgrass, Hayseed Dixie return to Ireland for a short run of dates in support of new album Free Your Mind and the Grass Will Follow. The third show takes place at Belfast's Empire on March 2.

    Formed in 2000 as an idea to record AC/DC songs in an Appalachian Mountain hillbilly tradition, they've taken the cornerstones of rock and reimagined them with fun, care and respect, not to mention tremendously accomplished musicianship. Here's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Spinn

    Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool jangle dream-pop quartet Spinn play the Academy 2 in an over 14s show on March 2.

    Tickets cost €12.75 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    The Comet Is Coming

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Once again, Moving On Music bring London-based space-jazz-funk-psych-electronic trio The Comet Is Coming to Belfast, when they play the Black Box on March 2.

    Meeting in a London warehouse in 2013, the three musical cosmonauts in question are Shabaka Hutchings of Sons of Kemet & Melt Yourself Down, Danalogue and Betamax (known for Soccer96). Blending mindbending new sonic languages in the vein of Sun Ra, Zappa & the BBC Radiophonic Workshops, the band's themes revolve around an impending apocalypse. Check out their Bandcamp.

    Tickets are available from Moving On Music, priced £16, or £12 for concessions. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation w/Lance Bangs & Steve Shelley

    Irish Film Institute

    Dublin

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    On Saturday, March 2nd, Dublin’s Irish Film Institute will host a special screening of Lance Bangs’ Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation.

    Celebrating the recent thirtieth anniversary of the seminal album, the event will also feature Bangs (director of Slint documentary Breadcrumb Trail) and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley presenting programme of films related to the album, which will include excerpts from the Bangs-directed concert film along with documentaries Put Blood In The Music and On Rust. Check out the trailer.

    Tickets are priced at €16 and can be bought here.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Donna Leake

    Bullitt

    Belfast

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    Perennial dancefloor tastemakers Low Profile are set to bring London's Donna Leake of Brilliant Corners to Bullitt on March 2 - check out her NTS show. Support comes from Bullitt resident Jonny Carberry.

    Entry is free, and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Blue Whale & Jogging

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    A couple of our perennial favourite singular guitar-led outfits joint forces at the Whelan's Midnight House on March 2. Headlining are Belfast experimental rock quartet Blue Whale, who late last year released their debut album Process.

    Their cadenced, angular and atonal compositions tread fine lines between dance and discord, chaos and intricacy, with the resultant aural tension unique in its capacity to simultaneously provoke mental confusion and physical movement. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Television, Swans, Sonic Youth and Slint. Listen to single 'Shortbread Fingers'. 

    Also playing are recently-resurfaced post-hardcore indie rock veterans Jogging - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Admission is free with a comment on the event page, and the first act begins at midnight.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    BC Camplight

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    In support of his second album through Bella Union, BC Camplight plays a rescheduled show - due to his loss of voice - at The Workman's Club on March 3.

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

    Tickets cost €16 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    Kamasi Washington

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Saxophonist and jazz master Kamasi Washington, returns to Dublin to play the Olympia Theatre on March 3 in support of his latest album Heaven and Earth.

    Having released of the best albums of the last few years in 2015's sprawling, three volume - and very aptly-titled The Epic, as well as collaborating with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Run The Jewels, he's been going from strength to strength as of late. 

    Revisit or discover The Epicand indeed The Epic In Concert.

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

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Izumi Kimura

    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; on March 3, the Black Box hosts an afternoon performance from pianist Izumi Kimura, who explores the space between improvisation & composition.

    Born in Yokohama, Japan Izumi moved to Ireland in 1995 studying with Ray Keary at the Royal Irish Academy of Music before performing extensively throughout the country and abroad as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician. Though classically trained, Kimura has spent much of her time in Ireland exploring jazz music, working with many of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians. Her heroic levels of technical fearlessness, stamina and strength make for a breathing, slow-burn performance. Watch this performance of 'Gaspard de la Nuit'.

    Tickets are available here, priced £6 - or  £45 for the entire festival. It's an afternoon concert, so doors open at 2.45pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Scott Flanigan Trio w/Ant Law

    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. The Black Box hosts a joint performance from Scott Flanigan Trio with Ant Law. Two of the most exciting improvisers working today, they'll be joined by prolific Irish musicians Dave Redmond on bass and Stephen Davis on drums.

    The innovative new quartet reimagines traditional repertoire alongside new commissions by Moving on Music. Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene, performing regularly across the Europe, and has recently performed with Van Morrison, the Ulster Orchestra, Larry Coryell and Jean Toussaint to name but a few.

    Described as “an innovator” and “gamechanger” by The Guardian, British guitarist Ant Law lives in London and leads his own group. His debut Entanglement was released in 2013 to great acclaim, followed by Zero Sum World in 2015. They have toured extensively and the third album Life I Know was released in November 2018 on Edition Records.

    Tickets are available here, priced £12 (£8 concession) - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    Cruiser, Buí & Myles McCormack

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock outfit Cruiser hold the Belfast leg of the tour for new single 'No More Parties' at Belfast's McHugh's on March 3. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Young indie rockers Buí share the bill - check out their excellent debut album Eugene. Opening is Myles McCormack.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
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    Mar
    2019

    The Gloaming

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Trad super band The Gloaming play another huge string of nights at Dublin's grandest venue, the National Concert Hall, on March 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 & 11.

    Comprising Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Thomas Bartlett and Matt Purcell, the show follows the release of The Gloaming 3 on February 22 via Real World Records. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, the album was recorded last autumn at New York’s Reservoir Studios. They've had a Choice Music Prize for album of the year, won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and had a #1 Irish album. Listen to 'Sheehan's Jigs'.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie priced from €45-€65. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019

    KT Tunstall

    Elmwood Hall

    Belfast

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    Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall plays Elmwood Hall on March 5.

    With her sixth album Wax out in October, it was penned alongside producer Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand. She's been up to all sorts of cool stuff, like covering Tom Petty with Peal Jam's Mike McCready. This new album is the second in her thematic trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body & mind, and is a far cry from her early-noughties Radio 2 fare. Here's new single 'The River'.

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

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019

    Denver McCord w/Justin Meechan

    The Railway Bar

    Cookstown

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    Cookstown troubadour Denver McCord plays a hometown show at the Railway Bar on March 5, accompanied by guest musicians in a night of rock & blues - check out his debut album Confessions, Questions & Tales

    Support comes from Justin Meechan.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Brian Irvine Ensemble

    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, and on Wednesday, March 6, the Black Box hosts Northern Irish avant-garde composer Brian Irvine's ensemble.

    His 13 piece ensemble mutates elements of contemporary classical, improvisation, theatre, thrash, cartoonary and ensemble playing in manner that screams irreverence, joy and virtuosity. Think a mutant cocktail of Zappa and Icebreaker, Han Bennink and the Instant Composers Pool, with a heavy dollop of Beefheart, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn. They have performed all over the world to widespread critical acclaim headlining at some of the world’s leading festivals.

    Brian Irvine was born in Belfast. His huge body of work includes operas, orchestral works, large-scale participatory work, films, multi-media installations, dance works as well as ensemble, solo, and chamber pieces. He has won two BSACA British Composers Awards as well as the Radio 3 Jazz Award for best new work.

    Tickets are available here, priced £14 - or £10 concession -  £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Peter Bjorn and John

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having recently released new studio album Darker Days, Swedish indie-pop act Peter Bjorn and John play Whelan's on March 7.

    Known for bringing soft psychedelia into their indie pop-rock sound, and 2006 single 'Young Folks', which became a household hit. Darker Days is their eighth album, going back to their harmony-driven Simon & Garfunkel influenced sound.

    Tickets are priced €20 from WAV Tickets & Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: Brötzmann & Leigh

    Fumbally Stables

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company European new jazz living legend Peter Brötzmann performs alongside Heather Leigh at Dublin's Fumbally Stables on March 7.

    Exemplifying European improvised music for over 40 years and participating in countless international collaborations, sax/reed player Brötzmann is pretty much mandatory if you’re a fan of free jazz, noise-rock or extreme music - check out our recent profile.

    Heather Leigh is a Scotland-based American pedal steel guitar player, who plays spontaneous compositions with a powerfully physical and spectral approach. Check out an excerpt from their collaboration, Crowmoon.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €15 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Liane Carroll Trio

    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. Singer, pianist and composer Liane Carroll plays the Black Box on March 7 with her trio of Cormac O'Brien on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums.

    Winner of Best Vocalist and the Best of Jazz at the BBC Jazz Awards 2005 (the only person ever to win two awards in one year) and pretty much every British jazz award around in recent years including accolades at the British Jazz Awards, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards and The Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Liane is held with high esteem. She has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney and Gerry Rafferty to live d'n'b outfit London Elektricity. Check her out live.

    Tickets are available here, priced £14 (£10 concession) - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Getting To Know...Arborist

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Mark McCambridge, aka Arborist is one of Northern Ireland's finest songsmiths, and the next artist to be featured in the Oh Yeah Centre's illustrious Getting To Know... series. Taking place on March 7, it will feature a live performance from the NI Music Prize nominee, as well as conversation about his artistic process, influences and beyond, in order to better understand the artist. Watch the video for 'Twisted Arrow', featuring Kim Deal.

    Admission is free from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
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    09
    Mar
    2019

    David O'Doherty

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Irish musical comic David O'Doherty brings his extensive You Have To Laugh tour to Dolans for a 2 night stint on March 8 & 9.

    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.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Æ MAK

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Aoife McCann-led art-pop project Æ MAK plays the Grand Social on March 8, having recently released new single & video 'Too Sad To Sing'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €14.35.  Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: Brian Irvine Ensemble

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, The Button Factory hosts a show from Northern Irish avant-garde composer Brian Irvine on March 8.

    His 13 piece ensemble mutates elements of contemporary classical, improvisation, theatre, thrash, cartoonary and ensemble playing in manner that screams irreverence, joy and virtuosity. Think a mutant cocktail of Zappa and Icebreaker, Han Bennink and the Instant Composers Pool, with a heavy dollop of Beefheart, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn. They have performed all over the world to widespread critical acclaim headlining at some of the world’s leading festivals.

    Brian Irvine was born in Belfast. His huge body of work includes operas, orchestral works, large-scale participatory work, films, multi-media installations, dance works as well as ensemble, solo, and chamber pieces. He has won two BSACA British Composers Awards as well as the Radio 3 Jazz Award for best new work.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €15 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Hefty

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Belfast is low on excellent rock & metal club nights, so by the grace of its best heavy music venue, Voodoo, we've got the first edition of Hefty.

    Expect an eclectic, tactful mix of the likes of Sabbath, Slayer, Electric Wizard, Soundgarden, Eyehategod, Sleep, Acid Bath, Bad Brains and more.

    Admission costs £5, or less on Eventbrite and doors open at 10pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Pocket Billiards Album Launch w/United Bottles, The Skallions & Tonic All-Stars

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    It's been seven long years, but finally Belfast ska-punk figureheads Pocket Billiards are set to release their third album, and it will be launched at the Empire Music Hall on March 8.

    Formed in 2001, they've released two excellent albums to date in their 2009 eponymous debut and 2012's Last Chance To Dance, which veered further into reggae & dub influences. The band's wry sense of humour captures the Belfast zeitgeist, and you can check it all out on Bandcamp, including their December single 'Viva El Santo'.

    Belfast punks United Bottles, NI-based ska eight-piece The Skallions and skinhead reggae & ska act Tonic All-Stars.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia 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. The Black Box hosts Pauli Lyytinen's Magnetia Orchestra on Friday, March 8.  

    Acclaimed by The Wire, intense musical magnetism is the driving force for the multi award winning quartet Finnish saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen has put together. With his Magnetia Orkesteri, he has assembled four of the best Finnish jazz musicians working today Verneri Pohjola  on trumpet, bassist Eero Tikkanen and drummer Mika Kallio.

    With a sound that could be described as Art Ensemble of Chicago meets Henry Threadgill, this is a fierce and controlled explosion of 21st century free jazz meets western chamber music. This, mixed with Lyytinen’s tightly woven compositions, creates a framework for the Magnetia Orkesteri to make unforgettable music. Check them out performing 'Triangulum'.

    Tickets are available here, priced £12 (£8 concession) - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Hot Cops, Larry & Handsome Eric

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Belfast indie rockers Hot Cops headline Dublin's Sound House on March 8 as part of their run of Irish spring dates. Watch the video for the NI Music Prize-nominated single, 'Decay'.

    Supporting are the apt pairing of breezy Dundalk alternative rock trio Larry, whose debut album is set for release in the coming months, recorded by Steve Albini - check out the video for 'Cocker Spaniel' - and lo-fi indie rockers Handsome Eric.

    Tickets cost €11.80 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Bicurious

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Irish-French math-rock duo Bicurious launch their new single witha  show at The Workman's Club on March 8 - watch the video for 'Sleep', from their debut EP, I'm So Confused.

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

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Whelans Midnight Hour: Easy Tide & Grandad's Infected Fudge

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Navan-based indie rock trio Easy Tide headline the Whelan's Midnight Hour on March 8. Watch the video for 'Vacation'. Supporting are alt. punk trio Grandad's Infected Fudge.

    Admission is free before 10.30pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Subversion Soundsystem: Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, Jimmy Penguin, Sebi C &

    Club Áras na nGael

    Galway

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    Limerick's Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies headline Áras na nGael on March 8. One of the most potent voices of dissent in Ireland at the moment, check out the incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home'.

    Supporting are Skratch Community-founding electronic producer Jimmy Penguin, rhymer Sebi CCrux.

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Mary Ocher

    The Vintage Room, Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Ahead of the recording of her new album, Mary Ocher returns play the Workman's Club's Vintage Room  on March 8 for our perennial faves, Enthusiastic Eunuch.

    Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms.

    The West Against The People was released on the German label Klangbad and recorded with Hans Joachim Irmler of Krautrock pioneers Faust - more information & an essay on the album are available to read here.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: Alarmist & Magnetia Orkestria

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, Saturday night is a double-header of two live bands, one from Ireland, one from Finland, held the Grand Social.

    Dublin-based math-rock outfit Alarmist make a welcome return to the scene with their quasi orchestral blend of experimental rock, jazz, math and electronic sounds. Meanwhile Pauli Lyytinen’s Helsinki based Magnetia Orkesteri present a fierce and controlled cornucopia of 21st century free jazz meets western chamber music, with tightly woven compositions in an all star quartet that also features celebrated trumpeter Verneri Pohjola.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €12 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Extravision & 96 Tears

    Sin É

    Dublin

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    One of our 19 for '19 acts, post-punk trio Extravision - check out their Demo - headline Sin É on March 9.

    Supporting are 96 Tears.

    It's free before 9pm and €5 thereafter. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: The Joseph Leighton Trio

    Black Box Green Room

    Belfast

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    Moving On Music's annual major highlight, the Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival, returns once more from March 2-9. Acclaimed young Derry guitarist Joseph Leighton brings his trio to the Black Box for an afternoon performance in the Green Room on March 9.

    One of the finest young jazz guitarists to emerge on the Irish jazz scene, he was selected as one of Moving On Music’s ‘Emerging Artists’ in 2016. He was one of the youngest musicians ever to be awarded a place at the Banff Centre, Canada, and having since studied with the likes of David Lyttle, Mike Walker, Vijay Iyer and Jesse Van Ruller, Leighton has swiftly developed his own voice mixing traditional and contemporary approaches and performing a combination of jazz standards with original material. This concert will see Joseph joined by fellow Moving on Music ‘Emerging Artist’ Jack Kelly on bass and Joel Waters on drums.

    Tickets are available here, priced £6 - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 2.45pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival: Get The Blessing w/Chris Guilfoyle

    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. Blending their mutant jazz sensibilities with spacey electronics and post-rock atmospheres, Get The Blessing close the festival at the Black Box on March 9.

    Their latest album Bristopia ventures into new, unexplored territories, setting the pace for the current UK Jazz revival, demonstrating how the early pioneers of the scene are still at the forefront. Formed in 1999 by bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer (rhythm section of Portishead) alongside Jake McMurchie - on sax and electronics - and Pete Judge - trumpet and electronics - the Bristol-based four-piece have forged a signature sound that defies easy classification.

    Despite several short breaks for other projects over the years – most recently in 2018 when drummer Clive Deamer was on tour again with Radiohead – they have never lost sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity. Watch the video for 'Phaenomena'.

    Dublin-born musician Chris Guilfoyle supports.

    Tickets are available here, priced £16 (£2 concession) - or £45 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Primordial w/The Crawling, Senzar & Death The Leveller

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Veteran Irish blackened celtic metal act Primordial make a welcome return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 2 on March 9.

    Having released eight internationally-acclaimed studio albums to date, with the most recent being 2014's Where Greater Men Have Fallen through Metal Blade Records. Check out the video for their most recent single, 'Babel's Tower', taken from said LP.

    Supporting are death metal outfit The Crawling, Dublin's Senzar and Death The Leveller.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    DIY LK: Casavettes 'Senselessness' Album Launch

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    Co-founders of Limerick's wonderful, all-encompassing collective DIY LK, Casavettes are set to launch their debut album Senselessness at their hub, Pharmacia, on March 9, the final date in a nationwide tour.

    A delicate blend of emo and post-hardcore, the band have restlessly toured stages around the country, with their long-awaited debut LP, Senselessness, released at the end of February. Get familiar on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019

    Spectrum Festival: DJackulate & Guests

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, world freestyle scratch champion, Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist, turntablist & sample artist Djackulate, aka Jack Dempsey McMahon, will perform a unique live collaboration with two special guests at the Workman's Club on March 10.

    With a wide range of musical influences stemming from a life time of mining records for odd samples, and experience playing various musical instruments like saxophone, uilleann pipes, kaval and musical saw, McMahon has recently began to try distil this knowledge and apply it to his performances focused around a turntable, with striking results.

    Djackulate is a member of Dublin improvising experimental jazz outfit "OKO". He is also a core member of international high octane skratch music loons "The Skratch Lords".

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €12 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019

    Colter Wall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

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    Highly revered by Rick Rubin & Steve Earle, Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall plays Whelan's on March 12.

    Still only 23, trust us when we say you have to hear his voice. His eponymous debut album is out now - check out the genuine outlaw country of 'The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie'.

    Tickets, priced €17.35, are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019

    Greta Van Fleet

    Olympia Theatre

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    Classic rock revivalist band Greta Van Fleet headline the Olympia on March 13.

    This date comes following their much-hyped debut album March of the Peaceful Army in October. The band comprises four young musicians, with an average age of 21, based in Michigan hamlet Frankenmuth. Here's 'When The Curtain Falls'.

    Tickets cost €31 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019

    P.O.D. & Alien Ant Farm w/'68 & New Valley Wolves

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Shizznigh Promotions bring classic Californian nu-metal bands Alien Ant Farm and P.O.D. to Belfast's Limelight on March 13.

    Support comes from '68 New Valley Wolves.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar.

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    Feet

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Indie band Feet play Belfast's Voodoo on March 14 as part of their UK & Irish Tour.

    Still barely out of university & picking up where acts like the Libertines left off, watch the video for 'Backseat Driver' as they write their debut album.

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

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    A. Smyth

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Anthemic singer-songwriter A. Smyth headlines upstairs at Whelan's on March 14. Taking cues from the likes of Springsteen, Big Thief and the likes, watch the video for 'Coming Back To You'.

    Tickets cost €11.40 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Nicki Minaj & Future

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of the pair's forthcoming NICKIHNDRXX tour, Nicki Minaj and Future will play Dublin's 3Arena on Friday, March 15.

    Minaj will be touring off the back of her forthcoming new album, Queen, which is set for release on August 10. Watch the video for 'Chun-Li'.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €66.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Feet

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie band Feet play upstairs at Whelan's on March 15 as part of a UK & Irish tour.

    Still barely out of university & picking up where acts like the Libertines left off, watch the video for 'Backseat Driver' as they write their debut album.

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

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Pizza Pizza Records Presents: Hot Cops, Larry & Handsome Eric

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    Belfast indie rockers Hot Cops headline Dublin's Spirit Store on March 15 as part of their run of Irish spring dates. Watch the video for the NI Music Prize-nominated single, 'Decay'.

    Supporting are the apt pairing of breezy Dundalk alternative rock trio Larry, whose debut album is set for release in the coming months, recorded by Steve Albini - check out the video for 'Cocker Spaniel' - and lo-fi indie rockers Handsome Eric.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Shine Presents: Patrick Topping Takeover

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    One of the faces of modern global house music, Patrick Topping is set to curate a bill at the Telegraph Building on St. Patrick's Eve.

    Northern Irish outfits Dense & Pike and Kettama join him, as well as his friends Man PowerAlex Virgo.

    Early bird tickets cost £23 from Shine and Ticketweb, or £28 for general admission.

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Maria Somerville & Gross Net

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Following on from her European tour in support of Girls Names, Maria Somerville plays The 343 on March 16 with her three-piece band. This date coincides with the release of debut LP All My People.

    Drawing on post-punk, folk, pop & drones, her idiosyncratic music draws from its environment, as well as some sense of 'other'. Check her out on Bandcamp.

    Supporting is Girls Names' Philip Quinn's electronic post-punk project Gross Net - have a listen on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs £8 and doors open at 8pm. It's a BYO event.

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
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    18
    Mar
    2019

    Dodie

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    23 year old Essex songwriter Dodie plays two nights at Vicar Street on March 17 & 18 due to demand. Her new Human EP follows up on 2016 & 2017 EP releases, the latter of which managed to chart despite, and because of, her independent work as a YouTube performer. Watch the video for 'Human'.

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

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Scary Éire

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    It's never been a better time for hip-hop in Ireland, and so, in timely fashion on St. Patrick's day, Irish hip-hop pioneers Scary Éire are set to headline the Sugar Club.

    The first Irish rap act to be signed to a major label with Island Records, their music is a melting pot of styles, blending hip-hop, reggae, jazz, punk, ska, and traditional Irish. They played with U2, the Beastie Boys, and countless others - check out 'The Dole Q'.

    Tickets are available from Sugar Club Tickets.

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Woweembeem: St Patrick's Night at the Button Factory

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    In what will doubtlessly be an incredible night of seamless groove and musicianship, a pair of the most soulfully rhythmic acts in Dublin share the bill, which also features DJ sets throughout.

    Headlining are 12-piece Afrobeat act Yankari - check out 'Enyimba' - and soul/RnB quartet Super Silly - check out 'Here'. On DJ Duties are Meruteria's Pablo Santos, Watermelon's Moving Still and Papa Lou of Woweembeem.

    Tickets are available in a tiered system on Eventbrite, priced from €10 early bird. Door open at 10pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    UFO - Last Orders

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    UK classic rock outfit - long a fan favourite outside the mainstream - UFO return to Dublin as part of their Last Orders 50th Anniversary Tour on March 19.

    This will be the final tour with frontman Phil Mogg, after which point the band will presumably cease to exist. Formed in London in 1968, Mogg is now 70, and drummer Andy Parker is the only other remaining founding member. They've seen success in recent years with charting positions for albums recorded in the last decade - a rarity for a band with its reputation so tied to its beloved underground status. Perhaps their most beloved album is 1979 live record Strangers In The Night.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    Dr John Cooper Clarke: The Luckiest Guy Alive

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The original people's poet, John Cooper Clarke, returns to Ireland for a pair of shows. He's set to bring his Luckiest Guy Alive book tour to Vicar Street on March 19.

    The poet, cultural commentator, movie star, comedian & rock star has had his imprint on everything from early post-punk to modern pop, with the Arctic Monkeys turning his 'I Wanna Be Yours' into a hit on A:M. These shows follow the release of his new book, and will blend its extracts with ponderings on modern life, gags, riffs & chat. Here's 'Chickentown'.

    Tickets cost €40.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    19
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    2019
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    20
    Mar
    2019

    Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The incredible talent of LA's Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 19 & 20 as part of Andy's Beach Club World Tour.

    He released one of the albums of 2016 with his second LP, Malibu, fusing hip-hop, funk & soul with finesse. This show follows third LP Oxnard, which features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg & J. Cole - check out 'Tints'.

    Tickets cost €48 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019
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    22
    Mar
    2019

    Drake

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Drake will play three dates in Dublin in March as part of his Assassination Vacation European tour. The Canadian rapper plays the 3Arena on March 19, 21 and 22

    Support on all three nights comes from Tory Lanez.

    Tickets cost €76 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    UFO - Last Orders

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    UK classic rock outfit - long a fan favourite outside the mainstream - UFO play Belfast's Limelight 1 as part of their Last Orders 50th Anniversary Tour on March 20.

    This will be the final tour with frontman Phil Mogg, after which point the band will presumably cease to exist. Formed in London in 1968, Mogg is now 70, and drummer Andy Parker is the only other remaining founding member. They've seen success in recent years with charting positions for albums recorded in the last decade - a rarity for a band with its reputation so tied to its beloved underground status. Perhaps their most beloved album is 1979 live record Strangers In The Night.

    Tickets cost £23.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Beans On Toast

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Celebrating the release of his 10th studio album in as many years, Beans On Toast plays Belfast's Voodoo on March 20.

    Called A Bird In The Hand, it was recorded with Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, who produced his debut. One of the UK's finest lyricists, he's taken on a big cult following, cutting through the shit with fine humour in his anti-folk/folk-punk way. Check out the pointed 'Alexa'.

    Tickets cost £14.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    Therapy? are set to kick of their 5-date Irish tour by playing their first Nerve Centre performance in 10 years on March 20, as they approach their 30th anniversary, and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

    Tickets are available from the Nerve Centre. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Touts & Inhaler

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

    TOUTS (27)

    Young Derry punk-pop trio, Touts go on a four-date Irish tour in the midst of a UK jaunt, kicking off at Dublin's Academy Green Room on March 20. They recently released their new Analysis Paralysis EP - watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Supporting are new wave & Manchester scene-inspired quartet Inhaler - watch the video for 'I Want You'.

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

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns to live performance, playing the Button Factory on March 21.

    This show comes in support of his third album, which promises to delve further into the electronics hinted at on his recent EP. Check out 'Gratitude'.

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

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Beans On Toast

    Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Celebrating the release of his 10th studio album in as many years, Beans On Toast plays the Academy 2 on March 21.

    Called A Bird In The Hand, it was recorded with Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, who produced his debut. One of the UK's finest lyricists, he's taken on a big cult following, cutting through the shit with fine humour in his anti-folk/folk-punk way. Check out the pointed 'Alexa'.

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

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Therapy? play Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 21 as they play a 5-date Irish tour ahead of their 30th anniversary and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Touts & Inhaler

    Voodoo

    Belfast

    TOUTS (27)

    Young Derry punk-pop trio, Touts go on a four-date Irish tour in the midst of a UK jaunt, playing Belfast's Voodoo on March 21. Watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Supporting are new wave & Manchester scene-inspired quartet Inhaler - watch the video for 'I Want You'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Rotten Sound w/Scimitar & THVS

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Finnish grindcore quartet Rotten Sound play Belfast's Palm House at 1 Bankmore Square on March 22.

    Formed in 1993, they've released eight albums and remain one of the most intense bands on the Scandinavian death metal & grindcore scene. Stream Exit

    Supporting are thrash outfit Scimitar and sludgy, riffy trio THVS - check out their Plague Widows EP.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £22. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Therapy? play Dolans Limerick on March 22 as part of a 5-date Irish tour ahead of their 30th anniversary and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Molly Sterling

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Young Dublin-based alt. pop singer-songwriter Molly Sterling  has announced her biggest headline show to date, upstairs at Whelan's on March 22. She's set to have a huge 2019 - check her in session here.

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

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns to live performance, playing Cork's Cyprus Avenue on March 22.

    This show comes in support of his third album, which promises to delve further into the electronics hinted at on his recent EP. Check out 'Gratitude'.

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

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Touts & Inhaler

    Dolans

    Limerick

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    Young Derry punk-pop trio, Touts go on a four-date Irish tour in the midst of a UK jaunt, playing Dolan's Warehouse on March 22. They recently released their new Analysis Paralysis EP - watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Supporting are new wave & Manchester scene-inspired quartet Inhaler - watch the video for 'I Want You'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Maria Somerville

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Following on from her 2018 European tour in support of Girls Names, Maria Somerville plays Dublin's Bello Bar on March 22. Alongside her three-piece band, this date is part of her Irish tour in support of debut LP All My People.

    Drawing on post-punk, folk, pop & drones, her idiosyncratic music draws from its environment, as well as some sense of 'other'. Check her out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €10 from Eventbrite and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available for €49.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Blue Planet II: Live In Concert

    SSE

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets, priced from £38-£65, are available from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Sharon Van Etten

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new LP Remind Me Tomorrow on Jagjaguwar, Sharon Van Etten plays March 23.

    She's had a wild year, appearing on Twin Peaks & the OA, scoring Katherine Dieckmann's Strange Weather, and her new album follows the hugely acclaimed 2014 album Are We There. Check out 'Comeback Girl'.

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

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Therapy? play Cork's Cyprus Avenue on March 23 as part of a 5-date Irish tour ahead of their 30th anniversary and the release of 15th album, Cleave.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Wild Youth

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Dublin indie-pop act Wild Youth make their biggest headline appearance to date at the Olympia on March 23 as they write their debut album.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18.50.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Slomatics & 7.5 Tonnes of Beard

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    In their first show of 2019, Belfast's premier heft titans Slomatics, headline Voodoo on March 23. Following high profile slots at Roadburn Festival & shows in Las Vegas and beyond, they've recently been confirmed for the soundtrack of the star-studded metal-based animated film Planet Of DoomThey'll be fresh out of the studio, so new material may surface - but make sure you get acquainted.

    Supporting are sludge outfit 7.5 Tonnes of Beard - check out 'A Warning To God'.

    Admission costs £7 and doors open at 6.30pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Toucan

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Conor Clancy-led funk-pop act Toucan headline The Grand Social on March 23 in what'll be an irresistable night of feelgood grooves.

    The ten-piece band have went from strength to strength since the release of their debut EP, packing shows across Ireland and becoming one of the country's bona fide institutions. Watch the video for 'We Fell For Miles'.

    Tickets cost €18.95 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Nao

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of her second album, Saturn, R&B artist Nao plays Vicar Street on March 24.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Folk-pop singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich returns to Belfast, playing the Empire on March 24.

    This show comes in support of his third album, which promises to delve further into the electronics hinted at on his recent EP. Check out 'Gratitude'.

     Tickets cost £18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Therapy?

    The Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    As part of a five-date Irish tour, Therapy? are set to play Dundalk's Spirit Store on March 24.

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

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Daoirí Farrell

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Dublin-born traditional singer & bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is set to play The Duncairn Arts Centre on March 24.

    Originally working as an electrician, Farrell dropped everything after seeing Christy Moore perform, as he went on to become one of Ireland's most vital singers in recent years. He won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Newcomer & Traditional Track after the release of LP True Born Irishman. Watch him perform 'The Mickey Dam'.

    Tickets cost £14 - or £10 for concessions - from Moving On Music. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Alex Zhang Hungtai [Dirty Beaches] & Senior Infants

    Plug'd Records

    Cork

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     Los Angeles-based avant-garde musician Alex Zhang Hungtai performs at Plug'd Records on March 24. 

    Formerly known as Dirty Beaches, he's grown in maturity and stature as an artist in the years since Beaches' breakthrough Badlands in 2011. Adept at performing meditative piano, or violent free jazz, he's even popped up in an episode of the third season of Twin Peaks. 

    The concept of 2018 album Divine Weight, derives from Zhang’s “failed” attempts of saxophone compositions and recordings accumulated over the last 3 years. In his words, "From there it became the actual stem tracks that were heavily digitally disfigured until it no longer resembled the sound of saxophones. Like dreams, visions often come to us without us having the capability to measure or understand fully what they mean. Similar to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Psychomagic, dreams and visions take on the roles of witnesses inside the uncharted labyrinth of the personal sub-conscious. To witness, is to believe. To believe, is to project a certain reality onto the external world. The projection then, has nothing to do with reality. Perhaps it’s where dreams go, after it dies."

    Supporting are Cork experimental electronic duo Senior Infants.

    Admission costs €12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Touts & Inhaler

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Young Derry punk-pop trio, Touts go on a four-date Irish tour in the midst of a UK jaunt, finishing up at Galway's Roisin Dubh on March 24. They recently released their new Analysis Paralysis EP - watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Supporting are new wave & Manchester scene-inspired quartet Inhaler - watch the video for 'I Want You'.

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Keuning

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Killers guitarist Dave Keuning plays the Limelight 2 on March 24.

    This follows his debut album, Prismism, which is selection of synth-pop-meets-rock'n'roll tunes, in the vein of The Cars and the likes. Check out 'Boat Accident'.

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

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019

    The Cinematic Orchestra

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Back with their first Irish show in 12 years, The Cinematic Orchestra play Vicar Street on March 25 following the release of their first album in as long.

    The electronic nu jazz outfit released their debut album Motion, in 1999, followed by a series of soundtracks & remixes, including a rescoring classic Soviet documentary Man With A Movie Classic. Fourth studio LP To Believe is out via Ninja Tune - check out 'A Caged Bird/Limitations of Life', featuring Roots Manuva.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €34.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019

    Keuning

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Killers guitarist Dave Keuning plays the Academy Green Room on March 25.

    This follows his debut album, Prismism, which is selection of synth-pop-meets-rock'n'roll tunes, in the vein of The Cars and the likes. Check out 'Boat Accident'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019

    The Internet

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising Burbank five piece The Internet play the Olympia on March 26, supporting the release of new album Hive Mind.

    The album was written & produced by the band, following up on their acclaimed third album Ego Death - check out 'Roll (Burbank Funk)', blending funk, soul, R&B, pop and hip-hop like they so effortlessly do in their role as the hottest prospects in urban contemporary music.

    Tickets cost €29.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    John Grant

    University Concert Hall

    Limerick

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    Art-pop & nu-disco master John Grant performs at Limerick University Concert Hall on March 27 following his excellent latest album, Love Is Magic, just the next in line in a string of acclaimed, enchanting records.

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

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

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019

    Sundara Karma

    The Academy

    Belfast

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    Madcap indie quartet Sundara Karma play The Academy on March 28.

    Reminsiscent of a broad range of fizzing indie like The Maccabees and Arcade Fire, with some disco for good measure. The Reading-based band formed in 2014, with their second album Ulfilas' Alphabet out now. Watch the video for 'One Last Night On This Earth'.

    Tickets cost €26.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Cork Sound Fair

    St. Peter's Church & Cork City Gaol

    Cork

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    The second annual Cork Sound Fair takes place from Thursday 28th-Sunday 31st March across the city's striking settings of St Peter's Church, The Crypt at St. Luke's, The Kino, Millennium Hall, Nano Nagle Place & more. with installations and live performances.

    The non-profit weekender follows the successful first edition, and will feature a host of emerging & established artists working in experimental music, sound art, electronic music, field records & video art. Opening things is Cork audio-visual artist Darren Kirwan's Diaphone; Diaphane installation. Friday sees experimental hip-hop from the Japanese puroresu mask-wearing Naïve Ted, industrial beats & glittering ambient backdrops from Lighght, a tape-centred project from Mark Waldron-HeydonUnderling, an experimental digital & video composition by Eoghan HorganRachel Ní ChuinnRenata Pekowski's improvised halogen-light-centred project Mare TenebrosumLast Eden by Aileen WallaceUCC Javanese Gamelan Orchestra, on their tuned bronze percussion instruments, and UCC's Sound Sound Day, a full programme of established experimental sound artists & graduates from UCC Experimental Sound Practice Masters.

    Also performing are Bliss Signal - featuring James Kelly of Wife & Altar of Plagues - CreviceDream-Cycles and Repeater.

    Tickets are available from Eventgen, priced €10 for the opening concert and €60 for the weekend pass.

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019

    Cherry Glazerr

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Noise-pop garage rockers Cherry Glazerr play Whelan's on March 29.

    Formed in 2013, they released a couple of albums before their 2017 breakthrough Apocalipstick. Out in February is their new LP Stuffed & Ready - listen to 'Daddi'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets & Ticketmaster, priced €18.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    Gama Bomb, Mental Deficiency, Scimitar & Thunderwolf

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The 80s thrash love-in comes to Belfast's Voodoo with a return show from Gama Bomb on March 30.

    Supporting are comedy-metal act Mental DeficiencyScimitar and Thunderwolf.

    Doors open at 6pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Ryan Adams

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Americana icon Ryan Adams returns to Dublin for a pair of shows at the Olympia Theatre on March 30 & 31.

    Breaking out with his 2000 solo debut album, Heartbreaker in 2000, and consolidating this commercial and critical success with his bestselling album, Gold the following year, the North Carolina native started out with alt. country band Whiskeytown. He's also produced Willie Nelson, Jenny Lewis and Fall Out Boy, and has collaborated with countless acts in a variety of genres. 

    Check out recent single 'Do You Still Love Me?'.

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

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    Vicky Langan

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Multidisciplinary artist Vicky Langan has been announced as the artist-in-residence for Belfast's Imagine Festival of Ideas & Politics, and will perform at The 343 on March 30. She topped our list of the the best Irish tracks of 2018 with 'The Palms', a field recording at the grotto in Granard, Co. Longford on the 30th anniversary of Ann Lovett's death, whose proceeds went to the Together For Yes campaign in May 2018.

    Vicky Langan is a Cork-based artist whose practice operates across several often-overlapping fields – chiefly performance, sound, and film. She both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate territory loaded with raw sensuality, personal symbolism and unguarded emotion. Her work is resolutely personal and rooted in the internal processing of intense private feeling. At a moment in Irish society where long repressed voices are taking centre stage, Langan’s insistence on articulating a private space of disturbance and trauma is a stark reminder that, beyond the public discourses, a legacy of submerged wounds remains.

    Tickets are priced £8.80 here, or £10 on the door. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    John Grant

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Art-pop & nu-disco master John Grant plays the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on March 31, following his excellent latest album, Love Is Magic, just the next in line in a string of enchanting acclaimed records.

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

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

  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Idles w/Crows

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Truly one of the most important bands of the moment, Bristol-based punk quintet Idles are set to play their first Belfast date at the Empire on April 1.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists, and its follow-up Joy As An Act of Resistance even moreso. Tackling toxic masculinity and issues of social conscience, it's an incredible album - here's 'Colossus'.

    Support comes from Crows.

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

     

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    David Gray

    The Waterfront

    Belfast

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    Ireland's adopted son David Gray is set to play Belfast's Waterfront on April 2 in the first of three dates supporting his latest album, Gold In A Brass Age.

    Out in March, it's his first album in four years and explored electronic textures & more atmospheric techniques. The multi-platinum White Ladder remains Ireland's best-selling album of all time. Check out new single 'The Sapling'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    Idles w/Crows

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Truly one of the most important bands of the moment, Bristol-based punk quintet Idles are set to return to Dublin in what will be a sellout show at Vicar Street on April 2.

    Their 2017 album Brutalism finished high on many year-end lists, and its follow-up Joy As An Act of Resistance even moreso. Tackling toxic masculinity and issues of social conscience, it's an incredible album - here's 'Colossus'.

    Support comes from Crows.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

     

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    Watsky

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Spoken word artist Watsky performs at The Academy on April 2.

    A product of San Francisco's spoken word poetry scene, he's been on HBO Def Poetry, NPR & the likes.

    Tickets cost €19 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's an over 14s show.

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019

    Son of the Hound Album Launch

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Rootsy singer-songwriter Son of The Hound launches his debut album Cheers, Sound, Good Luck with a show at the Limelight 2 on April 3 - which will also function as the Series 2 finale of his show, The Also Rans.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite.

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019

    ROE

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Off the back of a support slot with Snow Patrol, fast-rising young alt. pop artist & multi-instrumentalist ROE plays a headline show upstairs at Whelan's on April 3. Check out the video for 'Playground Fights'.

    Admission costs €12.80 from WAV Tickets. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    David Gray

    Royal Theatre

    Castlebar

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    Ireland's adopted son David Gray is set to play the Royal Theatre Castlebar on April 4 supporting his latest album, Gold In A Brass Age.

    Out in March, it's his first album in four years and explored electronic textures & more atmospheric techniques. The multi-platinum White Ladder remains Ireland's best-selling album of all time. Check out new single 'The Sapling'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    Gifted: ROE, Munky, Susie Blue & Alice La

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Off the back of a support slot with Snow Patrol, fast-rising young alt. pop artist & multi-instrumentalist ROE headlines The Empire for Gifted on April 4. Check out the video for 'Playground Fights'.

    Supporting are Munky, Derry alternative pop-rock songstress, Susie Blue - watch the video for her debut album's lead single 'Didn't Mean To Care' - and pop artist Alice La - check out 'Swipe Right'.

    Admission costs £3 and doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    Xylouris White

    The Wild Duck

    Dublin

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    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, AKA Xylouris White, return to Dublin once again on April 4 to play the Wild Duck on Sycamore Street, thanks once more to the wonderful Enthusiastic Eunuch Promotions.

    They released third album Mother last year, produced by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, utilising their panoramic backgrounds after first meeting in Melbourne in 1990. They combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling truths along the way. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

    Tickets cost €16.50 concession from Billetto. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
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    Apr
    2019

    David Gray

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ireland's adopted son David Gray is set to play the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on April 5 & 6 supporting his latest album, Gold In A Brass Age.

    Out in March, it's his first album in four years and explored electronic textures & more atmospheric techniques. The multi-platinum White Ladder remains Ireland's best-selling album of all time. Check out new single 'The Sapling'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €39.50.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    Dan Mangan

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Vancouver-based songwriter Dan Mangan plays The Grand Social on April 5.

    A writer for The Guardian's Arts section, and a two-time Juno Award winner, his latest album, More Or Less, brought in some major heads. Producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck, Blonde Redhead), Joey Waronker, Jason Falkner & Darrell Thorpe were involved in his first album after non-stop touring for six years. He's returned with a newfound maturity - check out 'Cold In The Summer'

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

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    The GZA

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to return to Ireland, playing Cork's Cyprus Avenue on April 5.

    He'll be performing cuts from his classic 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some new solo work & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    Swimming Tapes

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Jangle-pop act Swimming Tapes play a headline show upstairs at Whelan's on April 5.

    Born in Northern Ireland, based in London, their woozy, breezy guitar pop is reminiscent of the likes of Real Estate & Wild Nothing - look no further than 'Easy Strand'.

    Tickets cost €13 from WAV Tickets.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    The GZA

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to return to Ireland, playing Galway's Roisin Dubh on April 6.

    He'll be performing cuts from his classic 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some new solo work & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen.

    Tickets cost €30 from Roisin Dubh. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    Etta Bond

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Soulful British singer Etta Bond is set to play the Sound House on April 6.

    Acclaimed by the Guardian as a 'skinhead soul princess', she has been hotly-tipped in the R&B world. Check out the video for 'Let Me Hit It'.

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

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    Touts

    An Cultúrlann

    Derry

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    Young Derry punk-pop trio, Touts finish up their UK & Irish headline tour with a hometown show at An Cultúrlann on April 6. Watch the video for 'Bombscare'.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £11. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019

    Easy Life

    The Workman's Club

    Belfast

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    R&B & indie hip-hop outfit Easy Life headline the Workman's Club on April 7  following a breakthrough year that featured an appearance on Jools Holland. Watch the video for 'Nightmares'. 

    Tickets cost €13 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019

    GZA

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The most technically accomplished wordsmith of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is set to play the Button Factory after being upgraded from The Sugar Club on April 7.

    He'll be performing cuts from his classic 1995 second album Liquid Swords, as well as some new solo work & classic Wu-Tang material. Accompanying him will be some kung-fu visuals on the cinema screen.

    Doors open at 7.30pm

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    Glen Hansard

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    At this point effectively a resident, Glen Hansard returns to Vicar Street for the first time since December, playing April 9 & 10 as part of an extensive European tour.

    He became a national treasure for his 25 years in The Frames, then his actor/musician role in the film Once and its accompanying folk project, The Swell Season, which earned him a number of awards and nominations. Hansard quit school at 13 to busk on Dublin streets, forming the Frames in 1990 and appearing in The Commitments the following year after attending the New York Film Academy School of Acting.

    His first solo album came out in 2012, followed up by the aforementioned Didn't He Ramble, with Between Two Shores coming out in January. His fourth solo album is set for release in early 2019.

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

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    Bear's Den

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Folk rock act Bear's Den return to Dublin, playing The Academy on April 10.

    Formed in London in 2012, the infectious, rootsy trio blend their pop sensibility with indie-folk, releasing their debut album Islands in 2014, winning an Ivor Novello along the way. Their third album, So that you might hear me, is out at the end of April - check out 'Fuel on the Fire'.

    Tickets cost €24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
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    13
    Apr
    2019

    The Specials

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The greatest ska band of them all, The Specials, play the Olympia from April 11-13, with the latter dates added due to demand.

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

    Tickets cost €55.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Nick Olivieri w/ New Valley Wolves & Mosmo Strange

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Former QOTSA & Kyuss man, and generally dangerous human being Nick Olivieri plays Voodoo on April 11 in a solo set.

    Support comes from Dublin guitar-drum duo New Valley Wolves and Belfast-based sleazy, grunge-tinged outfit Mosmo Strange.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £15. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Marc Maron

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The acerbic, neurotic Marc Maron brings his unguarded self to Vicar Street for the second year running on April 11.

    Plying his trade for decades as a comedian's comedian from the ashes of Bill Hicks, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce, he plies a believable strain of internal observations. He really only found his true audience in recent years by using his knack for wading through the bullshit and getting to the core of things with his WTF? podcast, which has hosted candid interviews from an unbelievable number of figures involved in comedy, music, film, literature, politics and beyond, including Barack Obama, Keith Richards, Robin Williams, Lemmy, Lorne Michaels, Kim Deal, Bruce Springsteen, and hundreds more about their lives, often drawing out broader truths.

    As well as a number of comedy albums, he's made two specials - available on Netflix - and his own Curb/Louie-style show, the excellent Maron, each of which allows his trademark vitriol and neurotic nature to infiltrate every aspect of his worldview. He normally turns that anger towards relationships, notably with his father, and the state of the world, but most consistently to the subject he knows best: himself. He's one of those rare still-living examples of the self-aware, yet self-destructive artist who brushes dangerously close to the hole  itself; while willing to broach to the void and report back, he retains the characteristics of a wizened punk or bluesman. His insight into the creative process, and how it inspires his own outlets has led to him being one of comedy's simultaneously revered, feared and infamous personas, and his newfound success on Netflix smash GLOW as a coke-fuelled B-movie director with delusions of artistry is one of televisions most well-judged pieces of casting.

    Tickets are out now, priced at €35, available from Ticketmaster. The show begins at 8.30pm.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Bear's Den

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Folk rock act Bear's Den return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 1 on April 11.

    Formed in London in 2012, the infectious, rootsy trio blend their pop sensibility with indie-folk, releasing their debut album Islands in 2014, winning an Ivor Novello along the way. Their third album, So that you might hear me, is out at the end of April - check out 'Fuel on the Fire'.

    Tickets cost £22.50 from Ticketmaster or Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    All Tvvins w/Sorcha Richardson

    The National Stadium

    Dublin

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    Math-tinged indie-pop duo All Tvvins, play Dublin's National Stadium on April 13.

    Formed of former members of Dublin underground heroes Adebisi Shank & Cast of Cheers, the pair have taken their chops very much into the mainstream, getting tracks on Fifa & PES, getting their debut album IIVV up to no. 2 on the Irish charts and gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination to boot. Check out 'Infinite Swim' taken from their second album, Just To Exist.

    Support comes from Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Glen Hansard

    St. Columb's Hall

    Derry

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    At this point effectively a resident, Glen Hansard plays Derry's St. Columb's Hall on April 13 as part of an extensive European tour.

    He became a national treasure for his 25 years in The Frames, then his actor/musician role in the film Once and its accompanying folk project, The Swell Season, which earned him a number of awards and nominations. Hansard quit school at 13 to busk on Dublin streets, forming the Frames in 1990 and appearing in The Commitments the following year after attending the New York Film Academy School of Acting.

    His first solo album came out in 2012, followed up by the aforementioned Didn't He Ramble, with Between Two Shores coming out in January. His fourth solo album is set for release in early 2019.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Yak

    Whelans

    Dublin

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    London trio Yak headline Whelan's on April 13 in their first Dublin show, following the release of second album Pursuit of Momentary Happiness. Check out the video for 'Bellyache'.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Badhands

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The latest project from Dublin songwriter Dan Fitzpatrick - formerly of The Mighty Stef & The Last Tycoons - AKA Badhands, headlines Whelan's on April 13. He recently released debut album Predictable Boy - check it out.

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

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Dublin Is Sound: Pillow Queens, Squarehead, God Knows & Tebi Rex

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Nialler9 & Seven Quarters present a daytime show at the Grand Social, aimed at bringing the best in Irish music to a 14+ audience on  Record Store Day, April 13

    Performing are the pointed hooks of Dublin indie rock quartet Pillow Queens - listen to 'Gay Girls', one of our favourite tracks of 2018 - jangle-pop trio Squarehead, a solo MC set from Rusangano Family's God Knows and Maynooth R&B/hip-hop/pop duo Tebi Rex.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite for €10, or €12 with a limited edition 12" record. The show runs from 1pm-4.30pm.

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Lucy Rose

    The Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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    Back with her fourth album No Words Left, English indie-folk singer-songwriter Lucy Rose is set to play Liberty Hall on April 14. Listen to 'Conversation'.

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

  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
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    18
    Apr
    2019

    Dropkick Murphys

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Boston Irish folk-punks Dropkick Murphys make a return to Dublin on April 17 & 18.

    Now in their third decade together, they've released new album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, singing about the messy, bipolar world in which we live. 

    Tickets cost €32.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    Crypt of the Riff Vol. 3

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The third instalment of bi-annual metal festival Crypt of the Riff takes place at Voodoo on April 18. Headlining are Dead Witches, the latest project from Electric Wizard founder Mark Greening, following their second album Ouija. UK post-metal outfit Conjurer co-headline in the first of their four-date Irish tour. Listen to their 2018 LP, Mire.

    The bill is an eclectic and top-to-bottom showcase of the finest heavy music in Ireland, comprising Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer - check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp - the blackened sludge of Owlcrusher - their debut album is phenomenal - Lisburn stoner-doom act So Much For The Sun - check their debut album out here - Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid - check out debut album Carmina Satanae - Belfast doom act Tome, and veterans Bad Boat.

    Tickets are priced £15 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    Junior Brother & PowPig

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Sometimes described as an Irish Richard Dawson, Kerry contemporary folk artist Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother headlines The Grand Social on April 18. A typical example of his grasp on the human condition, 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018.

    Also playing are another act who we've tipped for wonderful things this year, and released one of the singles of last year in 'Birds of Paradise', young Limerick quartet PowPig.

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

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    Under My Garage: A Night With Bob Gallagher

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Under My Garage is an evening of discussion, music and live visuals exploring the work of Irish music video director Bob Gallagher, set to take place on April 18 at the Button Factory.

    Described by Werner Herzog as “a good soldier of cinema”, Gallagher’s work to date has won him wide critical praise, a host of international awards and a unique place in the Irish music scene, working with acclaimed acts like Villagers, Saint Sister, Girl Band, Soak, Myles Manley and more, his darkly comic style inviting such descriptions as “lyrical, as well as forensically evil” from Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis.

    Now, for one night only, Gallagher will bring you on a journey through his subconscious, transforming the Button Factory into the set of a fictional late night talk show to meet some of his closest collaborators, dissect his work, watch some never-before-seen footage and find out where the bodies are buried.

    Featuring:
    Conor O'Brien (Villagers)Pillow QueensMyles Manley, Cal Folger DayBryan Quinn and more TBA, with music from the Under My Garage House Band.

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

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Chewing On Tinfoil w/Cherym

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Irish folk-pop-punk kings Chewing On Tinfoil return to the Workman's Club for a Really Good Friday on April 19 - listen to their 2016 album Moving The Goalposts.

    Supporting are young Derry punks Cherym, who look set to have a huge year - listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

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

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Conjurer & Bailer

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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    As part of their four-date joint Irish tour, UK post-metal outfit Conjurer play Fibber Magee's on April 19. Listen to their 2018 LP, Mire.

    Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer support throughout the tour - check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Conjurer & Bailer

    Fred Zeppelin's

    Cork

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    As part of their four-date joint Irish tour, UK post-metal outfit Conjurer play Fred Zeppelin's in Cork on April 20. Listen to their 2018 LP, Mire.

    Cork metallic hardcore outfit Bailer support throughout the tour - check out their eponymous EP on Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Vulpynes

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Dublin-based sludgy two piece Vulpynes headline the Academy 2 on April 20.

    Offering up raw gelatinous chunks of Mudhoney, Melvins and L7, they've been gigging heavily around the island and beyond as of late, sharing stages with the likes of Marmozets, Deap Vally & Misfits' Doyle. Watch the video for 'Silica'.

    Tickets cost €13.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Dead Witches, Elder Druid, Venus Sleeps & Worst

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    As part of their run of Irish tour dates, Dead Witches headline the Bello Bar in a fairly appropriate 4/20 bill. The latest project from Electric Wizard founder Mark Greening, check out their second album, Ouija.

    Supporting are Belfast-based stoner-doom merchants Elder Druid - check out debut album Carmina Satanae - Dublin stoner doom act Venus Sleeps - check them out on Bandcamp - and krauty psych-noise project Worst - listen to MMXVII.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Dublin for an Olympia show on April 21, five days ahead of the release of their latest album, Mettavolution.

    Three years in the making, the album is their most ambitious conceptual album to date. Tying together their interest in Buddhism, human evolution & nature, it was written & recorded in their studio on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Check them out Live on KEXP.

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

  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019

    DJ Seinfeld

    The Speakeasy

    Belfast

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    Two years on from his last Belfast show for Twitch, DJ Seinfeld returns, playing the new Speakeasy Bar on April 22, featuring the Bunatee soundsystem. Check out his Boiler Room session.

    Twitch residents will accompany him on the night.

    Tickets are priced from £9-£13 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019

    Joe Jackson

    Opera House

    Cork

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    Celebrating his four decades in music, Joe Jackson plays a pair of Irish dates, starting with the Cork Opera House on April 23.

    His twentieth album, Fool accompanies this fourth decade, made in the immediate aftermath of a tour. Beloved for his idiosyncratic voice & diverse, shapeshifting Warren Zevon/Randy Newmanesque ability - listen to new single 'Fabulously Absolute', which brings in some surprisingly angular guitar. And then listen to 'Steppin' Out'.

    Tickets cost €36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019
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    25
    Apr
    2019

    Limmy's: Surprisingly Down to Earth and Very Funny

    The MAC

    Belfast

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    One of the most brilliant, surreal minds in comedy today Limmy, makes a journey over to launch his autobiography at The MAC on April 24 & 25.

    Following on from his Daft Wee Stories and That's Your Lot short story collections, this night will feature a night of anecdotes & chit-chat, as he introduces his first work of non-fiction, Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny . It will feature the "true stories of how this permanent tripper ended up on the telly", including an audience Q&A and book signing.

    Tickets cost £16-£18 from The MAC. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    Joe Jackson

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Celebrating his four decades in music, Joe Jackson plays a pair of Irish dates, the latter at the Olympia on April 24.

    His twentieth album, Fool accompanies this fourth decade, made in the immediate aftermath of a tour. Beloved for his idiosyncratic voice & diverse, shapeshifting Warren Zevon/Randy Newmanesque ability - listen to new single 'Fabulously Absolute', which brings in some surprisingly angular guitar. And then listen to 'Steppin' Out'.

    Tickets cost €36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    Bowling For Soup

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Classic pop-punk outfit Bowling For Soup headline the Limelight 1 on April 24. This looks to be their final tour - after 2013's 'last ever' - following ten albums, a run of noughties hits, and 25 years together.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £24. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Dr John Cooper Clarke: The Luckiest Guy Alive

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    The original people's poet, John Cooper Clarke, returns to Ireland for a pair of shows. He's set to bring his Luckiest Guy Alive book tour to the Ulster Hall on April 25.

    The poet, cultural commentator, movie star, comedian & rock star has had his imprint on everything from early post-punk to modern pop, with the Arctic Monkeys turning his 'I Wanna Be Yours' into a hit on A:M. These shows follow the release of his new book, and will blend its extracts with ponderings on modern life, gags, riffs & chat. Here's 'Chickentown'.

    Tickets are priced from £28.50 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Bowling For Soup

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Classic pop-punk outfit Bowling For Soup headline the Academy on April 25. This looks to be their final tour - after 2013's 'last ever' - following ten albums, a run of noughties hits, and 25 years together.

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

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Terry & Gyan Riley

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Returning after a two spellbinding sellout shows together in 2018, master of minimalism, Terry Riley, performs the Sugar Club on April 25 alongside Gyan Riley.

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

    Of these shows, Terry says "Nothing I have done in this life has given me more satisfaction than improvising on these songs with Gyan. Nothing I have done can match the intuitive synchronicity we have shared many times on the stage. Gyan supplies a brilliant counterpoint to the strands and moods of these pieces always surprising me with a virtuosity that serves and energizes his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of mind and spirit than this collaboration." We can only confirm this, as our review of their 2018 performance confirms.

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

  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2019

    Kneecap

    Sandinos

    Derry

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    Mega-hyped Gaeilge/English hip-hop outfit Kneecap are set to play Derry's Sandino's on April 26 as part of an Irish tour. Check out 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

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

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019

    Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Idaho indie rock heroes and TTA favourites Built To Spill will make their long-awaited return to Dublin next year.

    Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Doug Martsch-fronted band’s fourth studio album, Keep It Like a Secret, the band will play Workman’s Club on Sunday, April 28th. The band last played Dublin back in 2010. Revisit our Monday Mixtape with Doug Martsch here.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €21, available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019

    Richard Ashcroft

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on April 29 in support of his latest album, Natural Rebel.

    This will be the fifth solo record for the Ivor Novello winner, each of whom's previous albums have reached top 3 chart positions. Watch the video for recent single 'Surprised By The Joy'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019

    Stella Donnelly

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising Perth singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly will play the Grand Social on April 29.

    The Wales-born artist – whose debut full-length album comes out on Secretly Canadian - check out 'Boys Will Be Boys'.

    Tickets for the show are €15.00 from Ticketmaster.

     
  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    The Antlers

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Making their first appearance in Ireland in five years, The Antlers are set to play the Sugar Club on April 30 in what will be an appropriately intimate, subdued setting for the cinematic outfit.

    Having not played together since 2015, following the release of their last album, Familiars, the band has announced a vinyl reissue of their career-defining album, Hospiceon its tenth anniversary. The album, which featured Sharon Van Etten on vocals, was one of the finest to come from the emotive rock movement of the noughties. Of the reissue, primary songwriter & vocalist Peter Silberman said:

    "We’re reissuing the Hospice LP on March 8th, 2019, in honor of its tenth anniversary. It will be newly pressed on double white vinyl, with deluxe artwork and packaging courtesy of the album’s original artist, Zan Goodman.

    We’ll be playing a limited number of acoustic shows to celebrate, too. But it will be a bit different this time as the core band now consists of myself and drummer Michael Lerner— longtime multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci is no longer with the band.

    Though we’ve pared down for the time being, these shows will feature some old friends and guests, and together we’ll perform Hospice in its entirety.We’re truly looking forward to revisiting these old songs in a new light."

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

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    Newton Faulkner

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner plays The Academy on May 2.

    Faulkner's debut album Hand Built By Robots was released in 2007 which saw him break out and reach number 1. He released Write It On Your Skin in 2012 and he made some history by live streaming the recording of his follow-up, Studio Zoo, for the 5 weeks it took to record in summer of 2013. He released his sixth & latest, Hit The Ground Running, in 2017, followed by a best of compilation in 2019. Watch the video for 'Hit The Ground Running'.

    Tickets are available for €30 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    Hen Ogledd

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Psychedelic outfit Hen Ogledd, featuring Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell & Sally Pilkington, are set to play Voodoo on May 2 in a show for Moving On Music & CQAF. Watch the video for 'Problem Child'.

    Their third album, Mogic, came out at the end of 2018, and imbues the esoteric Eastern inclinations of Dawson's solo work with a genuine bop-ability. The joyous pop of Pilkington, Davies' ethereal, fractured harp & guitar work, and the manipulated electronica of Bothwell.

    Tickets are available from Ticketsolve, priced £12.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Hen Ogledd & Percolator

    The Workman's Club

    Belfast

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    Psychedelic outfit Hen Ogledd, featuring Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell & Sally Pilkington, are set to play for Enthusiastic Eunuch at the Workman's Club on May 3. Watch the video for 'Problem Child'.

    Their third album, Mogic, came out at the end of 2018, and imbues the esoteric Eastern inclinations of Dawson's solo work with a genuine bop-ability. The joyous pop of Pilkington, Davies' ethereal, fractured harp & guitar work, and the manipulated electronica of Bothwell.

    Psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey cosmic voyagers Percolator - one of the best live acts on the island - support. Check out the video for single 'Crab Supernova' taken off Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Tickets are available from Billetto, priced €16.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Jafaris

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Zimbabwe-born, Dublin-based singer/poet/rapper/actor/songwriter Percy Chamburuka, AKA Jafaris, is set to perform his first headline tour following the release of debut album Stride. In his biggest show to date, he'll play The Button Factory on May 3.

    Debuting with his Velvet Cake EP in 2017, he's went from strength to strength, playing every major festival in Ireland, and moving beyond. Watch the video for 'Found My Feet'.

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Nurse With Wound

    Droichead Arts Centre

    Drogheda

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    The primary outlet for the mordant explorations of Steven StapletonNurse With Wound play Droichead Arts Centre on May 3.

    Around for four decades, NWW has managed to mangle sounds and genres without straying from its core tenets. This has led to over 50 releases under the name, including collaborations with Stereolab, Sunn O))), Current 93 and beyond. NWW claim that each live appearance is a rehearsal for the next show and that no two shows have ever been the same, keeping themselves refreshed with an ever-evolving cast of musicians.

    Tickets cost €25 here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Jason Lytle [Grandaddy] & Malojian

    Rosemary Street 1st Presbyterian Church

    Belfast

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    Grandaddy singer-guitarist-keyboardist mastermind Jason Lyttle is set to play a headline show for Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in the delightful surroundings of the Rosemary Street 1st Presbyterian Church in the heart of Belfast. 

    Lytle embarked on a solo career after Grandaddy's split in 2005 having released five albums under his own name before their 2012 reunion. His most recent album was 2017's Last Place - check out recent single 'Colour of Dirt'.

    Support comes in the form of power-pop/folk master craftsman Malojian - listen to 'Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home'. Check out the documentary about the making of his This Is Nowhere album, recorded with Steve Albini. 

    Tickets cost only £12 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    Jafaris

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Zimbabwe-born, Dublin-based singer/poet/rapper/actor/songwriter Percy Chamburuka, AKA Jafaris, is set to perform his first headline tour following the release of debut album Stride. He plays Galway's Roisin Dubh on May 4.

    Debuting with his Velvet Cake EP in 2017, he's went from strength to strength, playing every major festival in Ireland, and moving beyond. Watch the video for 'Found My Feet'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    Dick Valentine [Electric Six]

    Katy's Bar

    Belfast

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    Dick Valentine, frontman of Electric Six, is set to play Katy's Bar in a free entry show on May 4.

    This follows the release of the fifth solo album from the troubadour himself, entitled I Am a Moth, I Am Starving, That's A Nice Sweater You Got There, Let's Do This

    Admission is free and doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019

    Whenyoung

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play Dublin's Eastbound New Music Festival with a performance at Whelan's on May 7. This accompanies the release of debut album Given Up.

    Tickets are available here, priced €13.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    08
    May
    2019

    Fat White Family

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Indie-psych band Fat White Family play the Button Factory on May 8 in support of their third album, Serfs Up!

    The degenerate outfit blend essentially every genre going - notably krautrock, post-punk, country, psych, glam-funk, disco - formed in a Peckham squat in 2011. Their debut album, Champagne Holocaust, was released in 2014, which showcased well their strong pinko squat-playing tendencies. Their second album, Songs For Our Mothers, developed everything more, and this show follows the April release of Serfs Up! Check out lead single 'Feet'.

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

  • Wed
    08
    May
    2019

    Mini Mansions

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    L.A. trio Mini Mansions have announced a show in Dublin's Whelan's on May 8, marking their first show in the city since 2015.

    The band, comprised of Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford, are touring third album, Guy Walks Into A Bar… - check out 'Gummy Bear'.

    Tickets cost €18.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Filmmaker Kevin Smith comes to Vicar Street for a night of conversation with Ralph Garman on May 9 as part of their Babbe Go Breã tour.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8.30pm. 

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Carla Dal Forno

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Australian singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Carla Dal Forno plays the Black Box.

    Based between London and Berlin, her debut album You Know What It's Like came out in 2016, with an EP released the following year. She navigates the emotionally-charged zones between post-punk, industrial, narcotic dub & dream pop, and is also known for work with Mole House & F Ingers. Check her out live at the Boiler Room.

    Tickets are available here, priced £12.50, or £10 for Black Box members. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    It Takes A Village

    Trabolgan

    East Cork

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    Effortlessly one of Ireland's best, and most unique festivals, It Takes A Village runs for its second edition at East Cork's Trabolgan family resort over May 10-13.

    The 121 acre site will hold 3 main stages, with pop-up gigs, a swimming pool (with wave machine), 5-a-side, a golf course, arcade, go-karts, pool parties, bowling and much, much more - all organised by Ed O'Leary & Joe Kelly of The Good Room. Check out the video of 2018's edition here.

    Expect bands, DJs, wordsmiths & MCs as well as art installations and local food producers.

    Tickets are available from uTickets, priced for a variety of 3-9 person groups, with camper van options.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    Sat
    11
    May
    2019

    dEUS - The Ideal Crash 20th Anniversary Tour

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Belfian art-rock act dEUS celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album The Ideal Crash with a stop-off at Dublin's Academy on May 10 & 11 - the latter being due to phenomenal demand.

    The tour accompanies a full remastering & reissue on deluxe CD & vinyl box-sets, as well as a European tour.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €42.05. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Manic Street Preachers w/Gwenno

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The Manic Street Preachers make their return to Ireland on May 12 to play the Olympia on May 12, following the release of a 20 year Collector's Edition of their fifth album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

    Released as a deluxe box set on cd & double vinyl/digital, it features remixes from Massive Attack, Mogwai & David Homes, with alternative artwork and everything else you'd want from the no. 1 giant that spawned their first chart-topping single, 'If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next'.

    Tickets cost €54.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and under 14s must be accompanied by adults.

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019

    Gods of Rap: Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy & De La Soul

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Performing their most acclaimed and beloved albums, three of the most important acts in hip-hop history bring their Gods of Rap tour to Dublin's 3Arena on May 14.

    The sole Irish date of the tour, Wu-Tang ClanPublic Enemy and De La Soul will play, with the show hosted and presented by DJ Premier.

    The tour will mark the anniversary of three iconic records: Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turns 25, and both Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising turn 30.

    Tickets are priced from €78, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019

    Narcos: Mexico

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Featuring DEA agents Javier Pena & Steve Murphy, who inspired the Netflix show Narcos, the Limelight 1 hosts a night of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar & the Cali Cartel, with a focus on the new Mexico series.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, and it's an unreserved fully-seated show.

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2019

    Tropical Fuck Storm

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Austrialian art punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm play Dublin's Sound House on May 15.

    They feature two members of the wonderful The Drones, pushing their more dischordant streak to its logical frayed end. Their debut album, A Laughing Death in Meatspace came out at the end of 2018 - watch the video for 'You Let My Tyres Down'.

    Tickets cost €15.

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2019

    Alex Lahey

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Australian alt rock singer-songwriter Alex Lahey is set for two Irish dates, playing Belfast's Empire on May 15.

    Still only 26, the multi-instrumentalist's second album, The Best of Luck Club is out just a couple of days later. Check out 'Don't Be So Hard On Yourself'.

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

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019

    Cormac Neeson 'White Feather' Album Launch w/Crow Black Chicken

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Accompanying the Belfast launch, The Answer frontman Cormac Neeson celebrates the release of debut album White Feather at Dublin's Grand Social on May 16.

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

    Supporting are Crow Black Chicken.

    Tickets are available from The Grand Social, priced €13.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019

    Alex Lahey

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Australian alt rock singer-songwriter Alex Lahey is set for two Irish dates, playing the Grand Social on May 16.

    Still only 26, the multi-instrumentalist's second album, The Best of Luck Club is out the following day - check out 'Don't Be So Hard On Yourself'.

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

  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019

    Tony Law: A Lost Show

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Multi-award-winning surrealist comedian Tony Law brings A Lost Show to Whelan's on May 17.

    He sold out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Alternative Comedy Experience and every other essential UK panel show. Expect accents, observations, shouting, clowning, shadows, shadow puppets, a space bear puppet, music, bad music, falling and white face paint.

    Tickets cost €20 from the WAV Tickets.

  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019

    Viagra Boys

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Swedish punk band Viagra Boys play McHugh's on May 17. following the release of debut album Street Worms.

    You might like them if you love music made by madcap iconoclasts like Dead Kennedys, Suicide, Butthole Surfers & Screaming Jay Hawkins, watch the video for 'Sports'.

    Tickets are available here, priced £11. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019

    Ed Motta

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Rio de Janeiro-based soul/jazz/funk musician Ed Motta plays the Sugar Club on May 18.

    Releasing his debut album ages 15, he's worked in every genre from jazz to Brazilian pop, making Hollywood soundtracks, and collaborating with the likes of Roy Ayers, Bo Diddley, Seu Jorge and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019

    BEAK>

    Whelans

    Belfast

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    Comprised of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Will Young (no, the better one), Bristol’s BEAK> will play Whelans on May 18 following the release of their stellar third album, >>>  last year.

    Hands down one of the UK’s most consistently engaging electronic acts, the trio have released three excellent studio albums, an original score, and an EP of Kraut-tinged mastery since forming back in 2009. Watch the video for new single 'Brean Down'.

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

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019

    Tony Law: A Lost Show

    The Mac

    Belfast

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    Multi-award-winning surrealist comedian Tony Law brings A Lost Show to the MAC on May 18 in his third annual Belfast show running.

    He sold out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Alternative Comedy Experience and every other essential UK panel show. Expect accents, observations, shouting, clowning, shadows, shadow puppets, a space bear puppet, music, bad music, falling and white face paint.

    Tickets are available from The MAC.

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Robert Forster

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster brings his band to Dublin's Button Factory for a show on May 19 in his first full band shows in Europe in eleven years.

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

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

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Robert Forster

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster brings his band to Cork's Cyprus Avenue on May 20 in his first full band shows in Europe in eleven years.

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

    Tickets cost €22.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Thee Oh Sees

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Strange Victory - ever the bringers of top Belfast gigs - bring one of the world's greatest live bands, Thee Oh Sees to Belfast, to play the Limelight 2 on May 20.

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

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

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Alice In Chains

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    US grunge/metal legends Alice In Chains are set to play Dublin on May 20 at the Olympia.

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €47.55. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Thee Oh Sees

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Big Thief

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Alice In Chains

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Kikagaku Moyo

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Cormac Neeson

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Snow Patrol w/Foy Vance, Ash & more

    Ward Park

    Bangor

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    The Wedding Present 'Bizarro' 30th Anniversary

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    The Wedding Present 'Bizarro' 30th Anniversary

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets cost £20, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019

    The Milk Carton Kids

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    The Unthanks

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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

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

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

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019

    Matthew & The Atlas

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Soak

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    The Unthanks

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Matthew & The Atlas

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019
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    02
    Jun
    2019

    Open Ear '19

    Sherkin Island

    Cork

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

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

     

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

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Nnic

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €11.80 from WAV Tickets.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Vantastival

    Beaulieu House & Gardens

    Co. Louth

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

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

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

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    AVA Festival 2019

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Strand of Oaks

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    Mon
    03
    Jun
    2019

    Forbidden Fruit 2019

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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

    It will welcome SkeptaDanny BrownMura MasaElbow, First Aid KitJon HopkinsPaul KalkbrennerMaribou StateMall GrabDaniel AveryPolo & PanHomeshakeRoss from Friends and Saint Sister. More acts are to be announced.

    Day and weekend tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Snow Patrol w/The Kooks

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

    Low Cut Connie

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    The Twilight Sad

    Black Box

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Meat Puppets

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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

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

    Tickets are available from Dolan's

     

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Matmos

    Sonic Lab, SARC

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Metallica w/Ghost & Bokassa

    Slane Castle

    Co. Meath

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

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

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

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    The Cure, Ride, The Twilight Sad & Just Mustard

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

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

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

    The show is now sold out.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Patton Oswalt

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are priced from €35 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Meat Puppets

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

     

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019

    Meat Puppets

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets.

     

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019

    The Interrupters

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    Elton John

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

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

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

    Support comes from Blackberry Smoke and Screaming Eagles.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £30.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    The Interrupters

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Sophie Ellis Bextor

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Fleetwood Mac

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are priced from €79.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Narcos: Mexico

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €36.50. 

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    3Arena

    Dubin

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €41.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Scala & Kolacny Brothers

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Mgła

    Voodoo Lounge

    Dublin

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

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Skinny Lister

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

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

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

    Hop Along

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019

    Narcos: Mexico

    Liberty Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €36.50. 

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019
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    18
    Jun
    2019

    Glady Knight

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019

    DMA's

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    Stormzy

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Lana Del Rey

    Malahide Castle

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €69.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers

    Live at the Marquee

    Cork

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Liam Gallagher

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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

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

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019
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    25
    Jun
    2019

    Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers

    The Helix

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019

    Stereolab

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Hozier w/Maggie Rogers

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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

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

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

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

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Stereolab

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019

    Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Irish Independent Park

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019

    Hozier

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019

    Vampire Weekend

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

  • Tue
    02
    Jul
    2019

    Foals

    Trinity College

    Dublin

     

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

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

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

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Tash Sultana

    The Marquee

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019

    Janelle Monáe

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets for the show cost €54.65 from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Tash Sultana

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Paul Weller

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    Longitude

    Marlay Park

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    New Order

    Trinity College

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019

    Idles

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Villagers & Aldous Harding

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

    Supported by Aldous Harding

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Bob Dylan & Neil Young

    Nowlan Park

    Kilkenny

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Mac DeMarco

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €46.65.

  • Wed
    17
    Jul
    2019
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    18
    Jul
    2019

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019

    Garbage

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Mon
    29
    Jul
    2019
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    31
    Jul
    2019

    Billy Bragg

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019

    All Together Now 2019

    Curraghmore Estate

    Waterford

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

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

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

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019

    Monolith Festival 2019

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019

    The Human League

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019

    Richard Thompson [Solo]

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets cost £27.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Richard Thompson [Solo]

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Tue
    13
    Aug
    2019

    Richard Thompson [Solo]

    Town Hall Theatre

    Galway

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

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

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

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

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    18
    Aug
    2019

    Another Love Story 2019

    Killon Manor

    Co. Meath

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

    Doubling up as its sixth edition, organisers have said they will “continue our commitment to delivering a festival experience at a scale that allows a sense of freedom, personality and an unparalleled attention to detail to shine through, and we want you there with us to continue the dream.”

    A self-proclaimed summer celebration of music, art, discussion, food, fun & frolics”, the festival’s line-up will be announced over the coming weeks and months.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019

    Foo Fighters

    Boucher Road Playing Fields

    Belfast

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

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

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    Madness

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Post Malone

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

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

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
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    27
    Aug
    2019

    Beirut

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

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

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

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

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

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

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019

    Ariana Grande

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
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    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €57.50.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £49.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

     

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
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    09
    Nov
    2019

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
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    16
    Nov
    2019

    Eddie Izzard Presents Wunderbar

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    The Mountain Goats

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Elder Island

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

    Tickets are priced €18 from WAV Tickets.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

    devin

    Heavy music virtuoso/savant Devin Townsend plays the Limelight 1 on December 7.

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

    Tickets cost £24 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

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