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  • 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.

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

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    Broken Social Scene - Cancelled

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    THVS 'Palisades' Single Launch w/Conjecture 42 & Gas Hands

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Riff-rockers THVS launch new single 'Palisades' with a show at the Limelight 2 on August 17 - check them out on Bandcamp. Supporting are Conjecture 42 and Gas Hands.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 5pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    18
    Aug
    2019

    Love Sensation Festival

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin

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    Vibrant new festival Love Sensation takes place in Kilmainham's Royal Hospital grounds, and it's the first ever LGBTQ+ music festival to take place in Dublin. Over the weekend of August 17 & 18, it features Lily AllenClean BanditGossipKelisMother DJsSoulé, and many more, hosted by Panti Bliss.

    For more information, check their site, and tickets are priced from €65 per day, available here.

  • 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.

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019

    Foo Fighters w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Hot Milk

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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    Two days after their headline show at Tennent's Vital in Belfast, Foo Fighters will play Dublin's RDS on August 21. Maybe the biggest touring rock band in the world, they're always a brilliant show.

    Supporting are punk outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Hot Milk.

    Tickets are now sold out, but resales are available on Ticketmaster. Gates open at 5pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    Madness

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    The Chats

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2019

    The Chats

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Post Malone

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Wand

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Psychedelia-infused experimental rock quintet Wand play the Sound House on August 22.

    Fronted by singer & guitarist Corey Hanson, the band started from stoner, garage & noise rock beginnings alongside the likes of Ty Segall, having shifted drastically with each album. Their fifth, titled Laughing Matter, came out in April, and is their most ruminative yet, recalling recent Radiohead. Watch them Live on KEXP.

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

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    The Staves

    First Bangor Church

    Bangor

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    British indie-folk sister trio The Staves are to play First Bangor Church on August 22 as part of the Open House Festival.

    Emily, Jessica & Camilla Staveley-Taylor began performing open nights in their native Watford but eventually attracted some attention. They released their 2012 debut album Dead & Born & Grown to acclaim, and have grown in maturity since then, releasing several EPs, live albums & LPs, with a strong Laurel Canyon influence.

    Supporting is electro-pop artist Fiona O'Kane, aka Larks.

    Tickets, priced at £29.50, are available here. Doors open at 8pm, and it's a fully-seated show.

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Bleeding Heart Pigeons & Arborist

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Experimental Limerick alternative outfit Bleeding Heart Pigeons headline Belfast's Duncairn on August 22.

    Unafraid to bring psychedelic & progressive elements into modern folk, pop & alt. rock compositions, their music is grand in scale. Check out 'A Hallucination' from their sprawling debut album, Is, ahead of their second album.

    Supporting is subtle folk master Mark McCambridge's Arborist in a rare solo outing.

    Admission costs £8.50 - tickets available here - and it's a BYO event. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Seedhead Arts Presents: Blue Whale & Sister Ghost

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Experimental jazz rock quartet Blue Whale are set to headline the Black Box for a free Seedhead Arts show on August 22. Listen to their phenomenal debut LP Process, which placed at second on our 2018 albums of the year.

    Supporting are the Shannon O'Neill-led alt punk quartet Sister Ghost - check out the video for 'Backwards'. 

    Admission is completely free and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019

    Skull

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Skull is night of live drawing by Duncan Ross, inspired by your suggestions, taking place at the Black Box on August 22. Music by Stuart Watson and Ryan Fitzsimmons. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Stiff Little Fingers

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Villagers

    First Bangor Church

    Bangor

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

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

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

    Tickets, priced £29.50, are available here.

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Wand

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Psychedelia-infused experimental rock quintet Wand play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on August 23.

    Fronted by singer & guitarist Corey Hanson, the band started from stoner, garage & noise rock beginnings alongside the likes of Ty Segall, having shifted drastically with each album. Their fifth, titled Laughing Matter, came out in April, and is their most ruminative yet, recalling recent Radiohead. Watch them Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost £11 from Ticketweb. Doors at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Strange New Places 'Uncomfortable' EP Launch w/Buí & The Lazy Susans

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Young radical emo punks Strange New Places are set to launch their debut EP Uncomfortable at the Oh Yeah Centre on August 23.

    Sharing the bill are Josh Healy's indie rock/power pop outfit Buí opening - watch the incredible video for their latest single 'Something Else To Talk About' - and The Lazy Susans - the acoustic moniker for feminist punks Gender Chores.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    I Heart Jeff Buckley

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    On the anniversary of both his final show at Whelan's & the release of the endlessly enduring GraceI Heart Jeff Buckley takes place on August 23, after a hugely successful night last year. Recruiting some of Dublin's finest musicians, Whelan's will host a gathering in tribute to the masterfully vulnerable & doubly virtuosic singer, songwriter & guitarist.

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

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019

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

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019

    Chris Keys

    Crescent Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    Singer-songwriter Chris Keys is set to headline the Crescent Arts Centre on August 24 with his backing band of guitarist Paul Tierney & Gareth Hughes. 

    He'll be performing music from his 2017 debut, as well as his forthcoming second LP. Keys has has supported & performed with the likes of Fairport Convention, Bob Geldof & Nanci Griffith. Watch the video for 'City Lights'.

    Tickets cost £12, or £10 concession, available here. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019

    Hands Up Who Wants To Die & more

    A4 Sounds

    Cork

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    Dublin noise rock quartet Hands Up Who Wants To Die are set to make their first Dublin headline performance in a while. They've returned recently with new frontman Rory O'Brien - listen to them on Bandcamp ahead of the release of their third LP. Here they are live at the Shacklewell Arms.

    Tickets cost €16 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm and it's a BYOB show.

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019

    Teletext Presents: Synk, Van Panther & Glassy Overture

    Roisin Dubh

    Glaway

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    Teletext Records holds a show on August 24 as part of Limerick post-punk indie-pop outfit Van Panther's single release mini-tour. They just put out new album 'The Cutters'.

    Also performing are Dublin electronic rock act Synk - check out 'Out of the Storm' - and Glassy Overture.

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

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

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

    The Specials

    The Seafront

    Bangor

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

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

    Tickets cost £45 and are available here.

  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
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    27
    Aug
    2019

    Beirut

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019

    Cinema Day 2019: Teenage Superstars

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Teenage Superstars is will be screening at the Oh Yeah Centre on August 26 as part of Cinema Day 2019, a celebration of film and cinema across Northern Ireland. This is in association with Mixtape, a season of music films at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, curated by Feature and supported by Film Hub NI - with new screenings on the first Wednesday of every month.

    The film is the story of how a bunch of Scottish teenagers making music in their bedrooms went on to take over the world. Narrated by The Breeders’ & Pixies' Kim Deal, the film recounts a period in the late 80’s and early 90’s Glasgow music scene that produced the likes of Primal ScreamJesus and the Mary ChainThe Vaselines and Teenage Fan Club.

    These upstart bands counted leading figures from the 90s alternative rock scene like Kurt Cobain and Thurston Moore as fans and this era is evocatively brought back to life in the film with extensive archive footage and new interviews with members of the bands, as well as Moore himself, who appears alongside Norman Blake, Rose McDowall, Alan McGee, Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly, amongst others.

    Tickets cost £4 from Eventbrite. The show runs from 4-6pm.

  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    2019

    Percolator & The Altered Hours

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    In one of the finest double headers Ireland will see this year, cosmische experimental trio Percolator and Cork psych outfit The Altered Hours play Whelans' main room on August 29.

    Both bands are among the finest live acts on the island - check out the video for Percolator's 'Crab Supernova' taken off Sestra, our Irish album of 2017, and 'Over The Void' from Altered Hours' most recent EP, On My Tongue.

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

  • Fri
    30
    Aug
    2019

    Four Tet, Barely Legal & more

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Kieran Hebden, aka one of the century's finest & most influential DJs and producers Four Tet, is set to play Shine at the Telegraph Building on August 30.

    Sliding effortlessly between cosmic jazz, deep house, moody techno, innovative hip-hop as well as floor-filling bangers, Four Tet is one of the most ably-handed of his ilk. To be trusted to remix the likes of Burial, Radiohead and Lana Del Rey is no mean feat, so trust us when we say this is one of Belfast's most unmissable events of the summer.

    One of the fastest rising DJs in the UK, Chloe Robinson, aka Barely Legal brings house, garage, grime & d'n'b expertise to the bill - check her on Soundcloud - with more acts to be announced.

    Limited early bird tickets are available, priced £20 - access here - and general admission costs £25, with tickets available from Ticketmaster, Shine & Katy's Bar. Gates open at 9.30pm.

  • Fri
    30
    Aug
    2019

    Slouch, Cruiser & Not I

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    Three of our absolute favourite DIY purveyors of scuzz in the land gather at Anseo on August 30. Headlining are one of Irelands most multi-faceted rock bands, seasick psychogroovers Slouch - listen to the phenomenal 'Day Half'.

    Sharing the bill are Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock quartet Cruiser - watch the video for 'No More Parties' from their forthcoming second album and telepathic noise-punk duo Not I - formerly Nervvs, check them out on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €7.

  • Fri
    30
    Aug
    2019

    Gross Net

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    Experimental electronic post-punk artist Philip Quinn, aka Gross Net is set to release his second LP Gross Net Means Gross Net, launching it at the Menagerie on August 30. Listen to his abrasive works here.

    Supporting is a varied and wonderful cast, including the hugely acclaimed experimental electronic artist Bloom - who has remixed Bjork, amongst others - deconstructed club artist Son Zept, harsh, doomy Glaswegian electronic artist and Gross Net kindred spirit, Stable and Salford mixed-media artist Ruth BateDJ Time of the Month will play the night out.

    Admission costs £5 before 11pm and £7 thereafter. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019

    KÜNT: Art, Coffee & Books

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Come down to The 343 during the day on Saturday, August 31 for a coffee, a bun, and a chance to look around and buy some Queer & Feminist literature, as well as original artwork and zines by a variety of Queer and Feminist artists in Belfast.

    The event is free and runs from 11am-4pm.

  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019

    Gross Net Album Launch w/Catscars & Rising Damp

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Experimental electronic post-punk artist Philip Quinn, aka Gross Net is set to release his second LP Gross Net Means Gross Net, with the Dublin launch taking place on August 31 at the Workman's Club. Listen to the former Girls Names member's abrasive works here.

    Dublin synth-led gothic pop artist Robyn Bromfield, aka Catscars - check their Bandcamp - provides support, alongside visual artist & musician Michelle Doyle, Rising Damp. Check her out on Soundcloud.

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

  • Wed
    04
    Sep
    2019

    The Last Podcast on the Left

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos'

    University Concert Hall

    Limerick

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

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    K-Trap

    The Academy 2

    Belfast

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    South London drill & trap artist K Trap brings his frenetic, electro inspired music to Ireland, playing the Academy 2 on September 5. Watch the video for 'Mask Off'.

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

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    Shrug Life, The Deadlians & Robbie Stickland

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Famously witty Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island, headline upstairs at Whelan's on September 5.

    They recently launched their new single '2009'//'You're Such A Good Looking Woman' - their masterful biographical warning tale of weed-fuelled psychosis and the Joe Dolan cover that's been winning over crowds for the past year. Watch the video for '2009'.

    Dublin misanthropic folk chroniclers The Deadlians support - listen on Bandcamp - as well as Robbie Stickland, aka Spongebob Eyelashes - listen to 'Existing Is Hard'.

    Admission costs €10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    Petty Youth, Overlockers & Red House

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    On September 5, McHugh's hosts the first of a new series of shows by Belfast promotion Tin Man Heart & XS Noise, bringing acts from outside Northern Ireland to Belfast.

    Garage rock'n'rollers Petty Youthwatch the video for 'Too Pretty For The Radio' - Dublin rock'n'roll act Overlockers - watch the video for 'Magazines' - and blues rock-tinged indie act Red House - watch the video for 'Foreword'

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    The Thin Air: Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

    The Big Romance

    Dublin

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    On Thursday the 5th of September, we’ll be playing Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective in full at our monthly stint in the Big Romance. This comes alongside its 12th anniversary that month, followed by a selection box of tunes from Loreana Rushe across various genres until midnight.

    Admission is free, with the album kicking off at 8pm. Food by Chew until 10pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
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    07
    Sep
    2019

    Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos'

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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

    Tickets are available here.

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Mclusky* w/New Pagans & Junk Drawer

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Mclusky were a band between 1999 and 2005, in which time they made a few friends and three albums. Slow-forward 14 years and, thanks to the uncanny pull of nostalgia and gravity, they have made more friends but no more albums. 

    Originally persuaded to reform – like ham – to help save a local music venue and for other vaguely charitable reasons, Mclusky* is the band but with Damien Sayell of The St. Pierre Snake Invasion (who incidentally have an album out this year) playing bass and singing and is loads better (technical term) than it used to be, nostalgia be twatted. They're set to play Belfast on September 6 at Voodoo. To Hell With Good Intentions.

    Support comes from post-punk/alt. rock outfit New Pagans - check out 'Bloody Soil' - and discordant Belfast indie rock quartet Junk Drawer - watch the video for 'Year of the Sofa' - as well as DJ duties from ourselves. 

    Tickets cost £15 and can be bought from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Teletext Records: Shrug Life, Fonda & TBA

    Plug'd

    Cork

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    Infamously wry Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island, headline Plug'd in Cork for Teletext Records on September 6 as part of their Irish tour.

    They recently launched their new single '2009'//'You're Such A Good Looking Woman' - their masterful biographical warning tale of weed-fuelled psychosis and the Joe Dolan cover that's been winning over crowds for the past year. Watch the video for '2009'.

    Limerick jangle power-pop trio Fonda support- check them on Bandcamp.

    Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Belfast Music Club Presents Jan Schulte (Wolf Muller/Bufiman)

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Belfast Music Club bring Dusseldorf DJ, producer, dancer, rhythm enthusiast and jaw harp player Jan Schulte to the Ulster Sports club on September 6.

    Never satisfied with musical stereotyping, his various strains of idiosyncratic dance music have been released under various alter egos, such as Wolf Muller, Bufiman and Diskoking Burnhart McKoolski. While krauty records of Wolf Muller sound more like "a lesson in German bongo funk“, Bufiman records combine tribal disco grooves, stomping bass drums and delayed rhythm guitars, while his drum-heavy reworks as DB McKoolski for Edits Des Amateurs gain horrendous prices on the black market. 

    Being resident DJ at the infamous 'Salon des Amateurs' in Dusseldorf - "the weirdo post-kraut scene's Haçienda" - for more than 5 years, he was part of the clubs expedition into the unknown wilderness of peculiar and experimental dance music, as well as being the musical host of far out and excessive Dusseldorf Art Academy's “Single Club” club, a wild combination of art happening and 24-hour party. In his heavily percussive and enthusiastic DJ-Sets he light-footedly jumps genres and decades from African inspired Krautrock to emotional Voodoo-Techno to forgotten B-side Classics. Have a listen to his Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available in advance, discounter for £8 from Skiddle. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019

    Mclusky* w/Junk Drawer & Slouch

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Mclusky were a band between 1999 and 2005, in which time they made a few friends and three albums. Slow-forward 14 years and, thanks to the uncanny pull of nostalgia and gravity, they have made more friends but no more albums.

    Originally persuaded to reform – like ham – to help save a local music venue and for other vaguely charitable reasons, Mclusky* is the band but with Damien Sayell of The St. Pierre Snake Invasion (who incidentally have an album out this year) playing bass and singing and is loads better (technical term) than it used to be, nostalgia be twatted. They're set to play their first ever Dublin show at the Workman's Club on September 7.

    Support from discordant Belfast indie rock quartet Junk Drawer - watch the video for 'Year of the Sofa' - and Dublin trio Slouch - check out 'Day Half' which we described as "riff-wielding, face-searing, psychogroove-pedalling" - as well as DJ duties from ourselves. 

    Tickets cost €15.50 and can be bought from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019

    Future Sounds Now 2 - The Lost Connection & Ai Messiah

    Masonic Hall, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

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    Artist Locky Morris (Rare) and guitarist John O'Neill of The Undertones & That Petrol Emotion are The Lost Connection, bring a growing pulsating pop appeal to the abandoned Masonic Hall on Rosemary Street for Touch Sensitive on September 7.

    Also performing is Ai Messiah, who take taking Eastern drones, processed guitars and field recordings, all channelled into an absorbing AV show. Their debut album, Sentience & Sapience, came out through Touch Sensitive last year.

    Tickets cost £7 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019

    You Am I

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Australian alternative rockers You Am I are set to make a long-awaited return to Dublin at the Grand Social on September 11.

    Over two decades on from their debut album, they've had an enduring career built on a fearsome live reputation. They've won 10 ARIA awards including Best AlbumBest Group and Best Independent Release, always fronted by lead singer-songwriter & guitarist Tim RogersHi Fi Way is arguably their most highly-regarded. Watch the video for 'Heavy Heart'.

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

  • Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019

    Kojaque and Luka Palm

    The Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Two of the most exciting, fast-rising Irish artists, Kojaque and Luka Palm support the release of their new collaborative mixtape with the Green Diesel tour, which stops off at Belfast's Limelight 2 on September 11.

    Following Kojaque's game-changing debut concept LP Deli Daydreams - nominated for a Choice Music Prize, and placing high on our own end-of-year list - the filmmaker and visual artist has been working with young rapper & Soft Boy Records labelmate Luka Palm. Check out 'Date Night'.

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

  • Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019

    JyellowL

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Dublin R&B performer & rapper JYellowL is set to headline Cork's Cyprus Avenue. Check out recent single 'True Colours'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue, priced €12.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Kojaque and Luka Palm

    Upstairs @ Dolans

    Limerick

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    Two of the most exciting, fast-rising Irish artists, Kojaque and Luka Palm support the release of their new collaborative mixtape with the Green Diesel tour, stopping off in Limerick to play upstairs at Dolan's on September 12.

    Following Kojaque's game-changing debut concept LP Deli Daydreams - nominated for a Choice Music Prize, and placing high on our own end-of-year list - the filmmaker and visual artist has been working with young rapper & Soft Boy Records labelmate Luka Palm. Check out 'Date Night'.

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

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Bonniesongs

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The hypnotic Dublin/Wicklow native Bonniesongs is set to play upstairs at Whelan's on September 12. Moving to Sydney, she's a university-qualified jazz drummer, and has been likened to Cat Power and Bjork, but maintains a more dischordant, and DIY approach, moving from dream-folk, to indie-pop, to scuzzy alternative rock. Watch the video for 'Ice Cream'.

    Tickets cost €11 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Zaska

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Zaska - the supergroup namesake of guitarist Max Zaska - are set to play Whelan's on September 12. Blending genres with a rotating roster of Ireland's finest session players, they touch on blues, funk & jazz, drawing parallels with Steely Dan, Vulfpeck & Snarky Puppy. 

    Their original frontman was Hozier, and their February-released debut album features over 25 performers, including Wyvern Lingo, Loah, BARQ, and members of Little Green Cars, Super Silly & Booka Brass. Check out 'It's Ridiculous'.

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

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Let's Hear It For...The Richter Collective

    The Big Romance

    Dublin

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    The next iteration of live conversation & listening party night 'Let's Hear It For' at The Big Romance takes place on September 12, and is based around seminal Irish label The Richter Collective

    Responsible for the fertile Irish math-rock movement of the mid-noughties onwards, they released (and were run by) members of Adebisi Shank, and Enemies, with some of the other finest records coming from And So I Watch You From AfarSquareheadBats and more. They put out 27 physical released over their four years.

    At 8pm, Mark O'Brien of Enemies & Royal Yellow will host a discussion/Q&A, with Richter tunes all night long from 9pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

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

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

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

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Stephen Malkmus

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

     

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Fur

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    King Khan's Louder Than Death

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Louder Than Death began as the love child between King Khan and the almighty punk rock legends the Spits, and they're set to come to Ireland, playing the Grand Social on September 14.

    They say "Sean Spits had the vision and passed it on to King Khan in a ceremony involving the waking of a sleeping volcano and the shrinking of a gaping black hole." Having been working on songs secretly for the past 13 years, they've finally decided to share it with the world. Louder Than Death is a royal family of punk rock, with guttural vocals, Ramones catchiness, bringing genuine mayhem, chaos and maximum pleasure. Listen to their eponymous 2018 12".

    Tickets are available from The Grand Social. priced €18. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Gross Net & Olivia Furey

    The Model

    Sligo

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    One of Ireland's finest labels, Sligo's Art For Blind Records, are set to hold an Autumn gig series, with the first taking place at The Model on September 14. Performing is minimalist post-punk electronic artist Phil Quinn, aka Gross Net. Listen to his abrasive works here.

    Scotland & Ireland based multi-disciplinary artist Olivia Furey gives a live vocal performance. Her work thus far has challenged audience members to feel uncomfortable, combining sampling, guitar and sonic manipulation. Watch her mockumentary, Hyper Mundane.

    Tickets are available from The Model, priced €8 in advance, €10 on the door or €6 concession. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Sons of Burlap Album Launch

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    At long last, Eastern European-tinged folk rock project Sons of Burlap are set to release their debut album, which launches at Belfast's Ulster Sports club on September 14.

    The band features brothers Rory & Ewen Friers, of ASIWYFA and Catalan respectively, as well as their father, artist Julian Friers and members of the aforementioned. The music, not unlike the musicians themselves, a mixture of pretty old and relatively new. They combine traditional instruments, fiddle, flute, mandolins, with overdriven electric guitar - while the rhythm section hold it together flock together, leading to something familiar, but entirely fresh, and shockingly danceable.

    Tickets are available here, priced £9. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    Kojaque and Luka Palm

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Two of the most exciting, fast-rising Irish artists, Kojaque and Luka Palm support the release of their new collaborative mixtape with the Green Diesel tour. They play the Academy on September 15.

    Following Kojaque's game-changing debut concept LP Deli Daydreams - nominated for a Choice Music Prize, and placing high on our own end-of-year list - the filmmaker and visual artist has been working with young rapper & Soft Boy Records labelmate Luka Palm. Check out 'Date Night'.

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

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    King Khan's Louder Than Death

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Louder Than Death began as the love child between King Khan and the almighty punk rock legends the Spits, and they're set to come to Ireland, playing the Ulster Sports Club on September 15.

    They say "Sean Spits had the vision and passed it on to King Khan in a ceremony involving the waking of a sleeping volcano and the shrinking of a gaping black hole." Having been working on songs secretly for the past 13 years, they've finally decided to share it with the world. Louder Than Death is a royal family of punk rock, with guttural vocals, Ramones catchiness, bringing genuine mayhem, chaos and maximum pleasure. Listen to their eponymous 2018 12".

    Tickets are available from TicketWeb. priced £11.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2019

    Steve Gunn (Solo)

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Leisure Society

    The Duke of York

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019
    Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Acoustic instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Dublin for a pair of Olympia Theatre shows of the year on September 18 & 19, following the release of their latest album, Mettavolution.

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

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

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Brand New Friend

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and constantly selling out shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play upstairs at Whelan's as part of their Nothing Stays The Same tour.

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

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

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019

    Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Thee Silver Mt. Zion Efrim Manuel Menuck and Total Life & Growing's Kevin Doria are a duo, and on September 18, Enthusiastic Eunuch bring the pair to The Sound House.

    Menuch recruited Doria to help him translate his acclaimed 2018 album Pissing Stars from the studio to the stage, and the pair have been touring under the Efrim Manuel Menuck moniker for the past year (often with Doria’s latest solo project KGD opening the proceedings). They’ve also been co-writing piles of new material, diving deeper into whirling maximalist electronics, still shot through with Menuck’s incantatory singing awash in plaintive distortion and hope. Watch the video for 'We Will', taken from their collaborative album, are SING SINCK, SING.

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

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Leisure Society

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Saint Sister

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Soulé

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Genre-bending Dublin artist Soulé is set to headline Lost Lane on September 20.

    Blending neo-soul, electro-pop, dance and hip-hop into a heady brew, she's been nominated twice for Choice's Song of the Year award and has only released debut EP Love Cycle. Check out 'Love Tonight'.

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

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
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    21
    Sep
    2019

    Tipp Classical

    Semple Stadium, Thurles

    Tipperary

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    Described as "It's Féile for Grown Ups", the Tipp Classical takes place at Semple Stadium in Thurles over Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September with some of the biggest Irish names of past, present, and no doubt, the future.

    From new wave, punk through to straight pop, performing are Sultans of Ping FCEMFThe StunningTherapy?Mundy, a celebration of Thin Lizzy's music featuring founding members Brian Downey and Eric Bell. Special guests will perform The Songbook of Shane MacGowan many acts will be accompanied by The Irish Chamber Orchestra. The Jerry Fish stage features The BlizzardsThe PaleBitch FalconThumperKormacJack O'RourkeJesterMontauk HotelEngine Alley and beyond.

    Tickets cost €89.50 for a day ticket or €150 for the weekend, available here.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Brand New Friend

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and constantly selling out shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play Bennigan's on September 20 for Why. Gigs as part of their Nothing Stays The Same tour.

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

    Tickets cost £6 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Melts Single Launch w/Grave Goods & Fonda

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Dublin kraut supergroup Melts - who feature members of The Things, The North Sea & Mighty Stef - are set to release their new single 'Seasaw' with a show at Bello Bar on September 20. Check out their debut single.

    Manchester/Belfast/Dublin-based post-punk trio Grave Goods support - check out debut single 'Source' - as well as Limerick jangle-pop trio Fonda - check them on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €10.85 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Reception: Rie Nakajima & Pierre Berthet

    St Finian's Lutheran Church

    Dublin

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    Reception bring a performance from experimental artists Rie NakajimaPierre Berthet to the wonderful setting of St Finian's Lutheran Church on Adelaide Street.

    The pair collaborate alongside an assortment of objects, exploring new and varied ways to vibrate, encouraging acoustic shadows dance around in their space. Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs, porcelain bowls, compressor top bells, brances, sponges, plastic bags, bones, guitar, metal tubes are a few of their instruments - watch a duo performance here

    Sharing the bill are bass flautist Susan Geaney, percussionist David Lacey and 6 & 12-string guitarist Aonghus McEvoy in a trio performance.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Samana

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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

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

    Tickets cost £5.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    The Night Café

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    The man who brought the dub to post-punk, Jah Wobble and his Invaders of the Heart play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on September 21.

    Best known as the bassist during the most critically successful era of Public Image Ltd, Wobble has also contributed hugely to art-rock's finest over the years, working with the likes of Primal Scream, Can's Jaki Liebezeit, Massive Attack & Bjork. He's founded his own label - 30 Hertz Records - recorded with the Chinese Dub Orchestra, a supergroup with PiL comrades & Killing Joke's Geordie Walker and countless others. This show is not to be missed. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost £18.15 and are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Pere Ubu

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    David Thomas-led art punk pioneers Pere Ubu are set to play one final show in Ireland as part of their farewell tour. U:mack bring them to the Grand Social on September 21.

    The Cleveland act drew from musique concrète, 60s rock, performance art and their industrial milieu in the 70s Midwest. They've become one of the most influential bands in underground music, with the likes of The Modern Dance and Dub Housing being all-time classics. Check out 'Breath'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced €27.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Brand New Friend w/New Pagans & Sean McGowan

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Having released their debut album through English indie label Xtra Mile and constantly selling out shows, hotly-tipped emo-tinged pop-rockers Brand New Friend play Belfast's Limelight 2 as part of their Nothing Stays The Same tour.

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

    Tickets cost £9 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Slow Moving Clouds

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Dublin Nordic/Irish experimental traditional act Slow Moving Clouds play Belfast's Duncairn for Moving On Music on September 21.

    The trio reate a minimalist sound world, rich, darkly atmospheric and brimming with ideas, exploring without straying too far from their roots. They last released second album Starfall in 2018, performing with the National, Justin Vernon & Lisa O'Neill. What sets Slow Moving Clouds apart is their ability to recreate the ethereal and atmospheric intricacies of their studio work in a live setting. Check out 'Trin'.

    Tickets, priced £12, or £8 concessions, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Kneecap

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap outfit Kneecap play Cork's Cyprus Avenue on September 21 as part of their Your Ma Hates Ya tour. They've made it onto the BBC due to upsetting the DUP, and their live shows have been hugely talked about - check out the hilarious 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
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    25
    Sep
    2019

    Ariana Grande

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    The Night Café

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Alex Cameron

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Gary Numan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019

    Tiny Moving Parts w/Microwave

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Minnesotan emo revival band Tiny Moving Parts play The Grand Social on September 24.

    Comprising brothers William & Matthew Chevalier and cousin Dylan Mattheisen, the trio have been together for over a decade, releasing six albums to date. Most recently, they put out Swell on Big Scary Monsters - check out 'Caution'.

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

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019

    Manchester Collective Presents: Sirocco

    Sonic Arts Research Centre

    Belfast

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    Following their captivating performance of Schoenberg's Perriot Lunaire last November at Belfast's Sonic Lab, Moving On Music once more bring Manchester Collective to the most immersive acoustic space in Ireland.

    Having formed in 2016 order to, in their words, “create radical human experience through live music for everyone”, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience Manchester Collective’s vision and thrilling approach first-hand. Sirocco is pure joy and energy – a storm of music that celebrates the warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe. This is music for the people, by the people, covering everything from director Abel Selaocoe’s arrangements for solo cello, to beloved classics by Stravinsky and Haydn; from original African folk music to a collection of gorgeous Danish folk songs.

    The production – based on 21 French poems tussling with violence, gender, madness, dreams and trauma – will be guided by NTS Radio/BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster, Elizabeth Alker, whose presence will lend the evening an edge. Check out Selacoe's 'Sollima Lamentatio'.

    Tickets for the event are priced at £12 (£8 concession) and can be booked here. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Pixies

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Jethro Tull

    Cork Opera House

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

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

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

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019

    Spiral Stairs [Pavement]

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Pixies

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Jethro Tull

    National Concert Hall

     Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Spiral Stairs [Pavement]

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, is set to play Whelan's on September 26.

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

    Tickets cost €21.50 from Whelans and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    People On Sunday Live Score: Rachel Grimes, Matthew Nolan & Mary Barnecutt

    National Gallery

    Dublin

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    1930 silent film People On Sunday is set to receive a live musical accompaniment in the Shaw Room of Dublin's National Gallery on September 26. Performing will be Dublin musician & academic Matthew Nolan on guitar & electronics, Rachel Grimes - of cult US avant-garde act Rachel's - on piano & electronics, and cellist Mary Barnecutt - known for her work in free jazz and with Dublin City Chamber Orchestra - who will bring a new original score to this cinematic paean to the last days of Weimar Germany.

    Filmed on location in Berlin, using a cast of amateurs in roles based on their actual day jobs, the film sustains a lyrical tranquility as people swim, listen to music, flirt, and generally enjoy their time away from the daily grind. People on Sunday  was an unassuming but groundbreaking response to the big-budget films being produced by UFA at the time, and boasted a crew of young German cineastes who would later become major filmmakers in Hollywood: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.

    Tickets cost €20 from the National Gallery. The event runs from 6pm-7.15pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Stars

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Saint Sister

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Inhaler

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Hotly-tipped young new wave & Manchester scene-inspired quartet Inhaler headline Whelan's on September 27. They've played with Noel Gallagher and Bono a dad to the frontman, so they're in for big things, no doubt. Check out the video for 'It Won't Always Be Like This'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €11. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    The Altered Hours & The Bonk

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    Cork psych & post-punk outfit The Altered Hours play Live at the beautiful St. Luke's on September 27. Check out 'Over The Void' from their most recent EP, On My Tongue.

    Playing with them are experimental band The Bonk, centred around the compositions of Phil Christie, take vintage, twisted rhythm & blues of the 60s, blended with psych, jazz, and a bit of some otherness entirely. Listen to The Bonk Seems To Be A Verbone of our favourite albums of 2017.

    Tickets are available from uTicket, priced €20.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Beats & Pieces Big Band

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    The 14-strong ensemble of the Beats & Pieces Big Band are set to play for Moving On Music at The Black Box on September 27.

    Their distinctive blend of high energy and precise interplay makes for an infectious, floor-filling night of music. With each member is at the top of their game individually, they focus on collective interplay; tight, dynamic, and relentlessly driven, without limiting themselves to the genre - they've famously covered Radiohead & the likes. A driving force of the vibrant Manchester music scene, this is the first Belfast show for an act fast becoming one of the foundations of the UK jazz scene. Check them out live.

    Tickets cost £12 (£8 concession) on Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Sizeable Bear Presents: Post Punk Podge and The Technohippies & Mob Wife

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Limerick's Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies are set to make their debut Belfast appearance for Sizeable Bear at McHugh's on September 28. One of the most potent voices of dissent in Ireland at the moment, check out their incredible anti-domestic abuse anthem, 'Never Coming Home'.

    Sharing the bill are Belfast post-hardcore indie rock trio Mob Wife - check out their excellent latest release Captain Care A Lot / Hellsong.

    Admission costs €7, with tickets available here. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    People On Sunday Live Score: Rachel Grimes, Matthew Nolan & Mary Barnecutt

    Triskel Arts Centre

    Cork

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    1930 silent film People On Sunday is set to receive a live musical accompaniment in Cork's Triskel Arts Centre on September 28. Performing will be Dublin musician & academic Matthew Nolan on guitar & electronics, Rachel Grimes - of cult US avant-garde act Rachel's - on piano & electronics, and cellist Mary Barnecutt - known for her work in free jazz and with Dublin City Chamber Orchestra - who will bring a new original score to this cinematic paean to the last days of Weimar Germany.

    Filmed on location in Berlin, using a cast of amateurs in roles based on their actual day jobs, the film sustains a lyrical tranquility as people swim, listen to music, flirt, and generally enjoy their time away from the daily grind. People on Sunday  was an unassuming but groundbreaking response to the big-budget films being produced by UFA at the time, and boasted a crew of young German cineastes who would later become major filmmakers in Hollywood: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.

    Tickets cost €18 from the Triskel Arts Centre. The event kicks off at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    Bill Callahan w/Dallas Acid

    Vicar Street

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

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

    Support on the night will come from Dallas Acid.

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

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    EarthGang

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang headline the Green Room at the Academy on September 29.

    Formed by Johnny Venus & Doctur Dot back in school, they were something of an indie hip-hop act, and have grown with each EP & mixtape, incorporating the imprint of soul, R&B, funk, jazz & rock amidst a current, but decidedly unique sound. Listen to 'Up' from their most recent LP Mirrorland.

    Tickets cost €19.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    Nitin Sawhney: 'Beyond Skin' Revisited

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €35 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    Richard Hawley

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Volbeat w/Baroness & Danko Jones

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Stephen James Smith w/Tony Walsh

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    The Winter Passing, Casavettes & Jacob

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Dublin emo-pop outfit The Winter Passing play upstairs at Whelan's on October 3. Following 2017's Double Exposure EP, check out their latest single, 'Original Sin'.

    Limerick emo/post-hardcore act Casavettes - listen to debut album Senselessness on Bandcamp - and acoustic folk band Jacob.

    Admission costs €13 from WAV Tickets and Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Kneecap

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap duo Kneecap play their biggest Irish headline show to date at the Academy on October 3. They've made it onto the BBC due to upsetting the DUP, and their live shows have been hugely talked about - check out the hilarious 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €18.45. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Volbeat w/Baroness & Danko Jones

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Trish Clowes 'My Irish' Quartet

    The Black Box

    Belfast

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    Trish Clowes is one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition working today. Her current project, ‘My Iris’, features Ross Stanley on piano & Hammond organ, Chris Montague on guitar, and James Maddren on drums. Its thrilling, darkly groove-laden sound is reminiscent of Weather Report, with bursts of free-jazz. They perform at the Black Box for Moving On Music on October 4.

    Clowes has released two acclaimed albums under the My Iris name, with the most recent, being Ninety Degrees Gravity, inspired by the ideas & themes of Villeneuve's sci-fi Arrival.

    Tickets cost £12, or £8 concession, from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Andrew Weatherall

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    In a rare intimate show, Belfast's Menagerie hosts a late-night Andrew Weatherall show on October 4. The Major's reputation speaks for itself, having created some of the all time great remixes in St. Etienne's cover of Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' and My Bloody Valentine's 'Soon', as well as a number of essentials by New Order, Primal Scream & Happy Mondays.

    Tickets are available from Resident Advisor, priced £20. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Bord Gais Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019

    Easy Life

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    R&B & indie hip-hop outfit Easy Life play The Academy Green Room on October 6, a few months on from their Workman's Club headline date in a breakthrough year that featured an appearance on Jools Holland. Watch the video for 'Nightmares'. 

    Tickets cost €17.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    Penguin Café

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €35 from NCH.ie.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    Helmet

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    The Divine Comedy

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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

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

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

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019

    Jesca Hoop

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    Duke of York, Upstairs

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Slowthai

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Following his sold out show last year at the Workman's Club, English grime artist Slowthai is set to return with two shows at the Academy on October 10 & 11 due to demand.

    He's just released debut album Nothing Great About Britain, a scathing indictment on 2019 British attitudes. Check out the title track.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    Lazy Day

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    The Sound House hosts Lazy Day on October 10 in their first of two Irish dates. Having begun as the solo moniker for Tilly Scantlebury's bedroom project, they released their debut EP as a full band in 2017, followed by Letters earlier this year. Watch the video for 'Double J'.

    Tickets cost €12.80 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Hunkpapa

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Pulled Apart By Horses

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Leeds indie-punks Pulled Apart By Horses are set to play Dublin's Workman's Club on October 11.

    With each album they've broadened the aperture, starting out with the early Foo Fighters worship of their Gil Norton-produced debut, adding post-hardcore, noise rock and psychedelia to their palette. Here's their biggest hit, 'High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive'.

    Tickets, priced €16.50, are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Alice Phoebe Lou

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou plays Whelan's on October 11 following the release of her second album, Paper Castles. She's been praised for her jazzy indie rock songs, full of more experimental, avant-garde textures. 

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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Look Mum No Computer

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    London-based electronic artist Look Mum No Computer is set to play upstairs at Whelan's on October 11. Also a multidisciplinary artist, he's played squat raves in Berlin through to huge Warehouse setups. He creates his own electronic instruments, including bikes with synths & drum machines, as well as Flamethrower organs. Watch the video for 'Modern Gas'.

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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Lazy Day

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Indie rockers Lazy Day play McHugh's on the latter of two Irish dates. Having begun as the solo moniker for Tilly Scantlebury's bedroom project, they released their debut EP as a full band in 2017, followed by Letters earlier this year. Watch the video for 'Double J'.

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

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    The Bonk w/John Francis Flynn

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    One of our favourite bands on the island, and easily one of the most fascinating live propositions, The Bonk, play a headline show for Enthusiastic Eunuch on October 11 at the Sound House. Centred around the compositions of Phil Christie - formerly of O Emperor - the band takes vintage, twisted rhythm & blues of the 60s, blended with psych, jazz, and a bit of some otherness entirely. Listen to The Bonk Seems To Be A Verbone of our favourite albums of 2017.

    Dublin singer & multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn plays music centred around traditional and folk from Ireland and abroad. He founded Skipper's Alley, who have toured internationally, and has recorded with the likes of Lankum & Ye Vagabonds. 

    Tickets are available from Billetto, priced €15. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    SYML

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    Kneecap

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Mega-hyped bilingual Gaeilge/English West Belfast-based rap duo Kneecap play their biggest hometown headline show to date at the Limelight on October 12.

    They've made it onto the BBC due to upsetting the DUP, and their live shows are must-see - check out the hilarious 'Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh'.

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

  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    David C Clements & Friends

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Ethereal folk-pop craftsman David C Clements is set to headline the Ulster Sports Club on October 13 in a rare full-band outing.

    Tickets cost £14 from Eventbrite and doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019
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    15
    Oct
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Bangor-born indie pop act Two Door Cinema Club play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 14 & 15 in support of new album False Alarm, out in June.

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

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

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019

    Tim Hecker

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Hidden Agenda bring Canadian electronic musician & sound artist Tim Hecker back to the Button Factory for a show on October 14.

    The immersive experience will be completely in the dark and extremely loud, as is his standard live show. This year, he released Anoyoon Kranky.

    Tickets cost €20 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Two Door Cinema Club

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Hot Chip

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    The Twilight Sad

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Scottish post-punk trio The Twilight Sad return to Dublin in October to play the Button Factory on October 16.

    The act, who mine anthems out of their wallowing outlook, 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, priced €22, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Hot Chip

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Cry Monster Cry

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Indie-folk outfit Cry Monster Cry are set to headline Whelan's on October 17. Watch the video for 'Citadel'.

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

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019
    Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    King Kong Company

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company return to the Button Factory on October 18 & 19 for a pair of inevitably sold-out shows as part of an Irish tour.

    In essence a band functioning as a DJ, their eponymous debut LP was produced by long-time Prodigy collaborator Neil McLellan. Check out 'Donkey Jaw'.

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

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    Dolans Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum kick off their Winter Tour in support of their third album with a show at Dolans Warehouse on October 18.

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

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Le Boom

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Hælos

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum return to the Roisin Dubh on October 19 in support of the release of their third album through Rough Trade.

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

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

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Robocobra Quartet & Guests

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Avant-garde jazz-punks Robocobra Quartet are set to play their first Belfast headline show of the year at the Ulster Sports Club on October 19. 

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

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

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Hælos

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    NSG

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Hip-hop collective NSG play the Academy Green Room on October 20. Check out 'Options'.

    Tickets cost €19.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Art Alexakis [Everclear]

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Everclear singer, songwriter & guitarist Art Alexakis is set to play a solo show at Dublin's Sound House on October 20. His first album, the acoustic Sun Songs, is out a week prior to the show - expect acoustic renditions of Everclear hits, as well as cuts from his solo LP.

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

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Chromatics

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Everything Is Terrible!'s T H E G R E A T S A T A N

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Found footage collective Everything Is Terrible! have existed over a decade, sharing daily web videos, collecting Jerry Maguire VHS tapes and assimilating satanic panic, religious fearmongering and D-horror tapes. They bring their new feature, T H E G R E A T S A T A N to the Liberty Hall Theatre on October 22, which promises men afraid of the familiar-summoning D&D, evangelical ducks, goopy ghouls and beyond.

    Tickets cost €21 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019

    OMD

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Amanda Palmer

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    OMD

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Dublin’s finest folk miscreants Lankum return to Belfast for a show at the Empire on October 24 ahead of the release of their third album through Rough Trade.

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

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Battles

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Experimental art rockers, having recently become a duo, return to Dublin to play the Button Factory on October 24.

    Averaging an album every four years since their breakthrough debut Mirrored in 2007, they revamp substantially every time. We're due a fourth record rather soon - have a watch of 'The Yabba'.

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

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    King Kong Company

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company return to Dolan's Warehouse shows as part of a 9-date Irish tour.

    In essence a band functioning as a DJ, their eponymous debut LP was produced by long-time Prodigy collaborator Neil McLellan. Check out 'Donkey Jaw'.

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

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    Lankum

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Dublin's Vicar Street on October 25 ahead of the release of their third album through Rough Trade.

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

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

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    Chet Faker

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Nick Murphy, aka Chet Faker is set to play the Olympia on October 25 as part of his second album tour.

    Run Fast Sleep Naked follows up on his 2014 debut. Check out 'Hear It Now'.

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

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    Evans Junior

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Eclectic young Ireland based hip-hop/trap artist Evans Junior plays the Academy Green Room on October 25. Fusing trap, RnB, afrobeat, afroswing within hip-hop, he's been making music since he was a young teen, going on to play Electric Picnic & Longitude. 

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
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    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Amanda Palmer

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Willie Watson

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Flamingods

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Garrett Kato & Riley Pearce

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Weyes Blood

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Martin Kohlstedt

    The Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Composer & pianist Martin Kohlstedt plays Dublin's Unitarian Church on October 27. The young experimental artist, who places an emphasis on leaving composition open to change and failure, blends classical and contemporary electronic & ambient styles, with his first releases being solo piano albums, before gradually introducing electronic instrumentation. This year, he collaborated with the Leipzip Gewandhaus Chorus & its artistic director to create his new piece, Ströme (Currents). 

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

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    King Kong Company

    Opera House

    Cork

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company play a late Cork Opera House show as part of their forthcoming 9-date Irish tour.

    In essence a band functioning as a DJ, their eponymous debut LP was produced by long-time Prodigy collaborator Neil McLellan. Check out 'Donkey Jaw'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 11.30pm.

  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019

    Girl In Red

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    a-ha

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €57.50.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    Swordfishtrombones Revisited - Featuring Nadine Shad, Sarah Blasko, Lisa O'Neill & Dorian Wood

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Following on from his remarkable interpretation of Rain Dogs in 2011, British multi-instrumentalist David Coulter now turns to another major opus by Tom Waits, with an impressive team of musicians and special guests - LA singer and performance artist Dorian Wood, acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah and much-acclaimed folk singer Lisa O’Neill. Presented in association with the Barbican, London and Philharmonie de Paris.

    Released in 1983, Swordfishtrombones marked a new chapter in Tom Waits’ career as he drifted away from the piano jazz club atmospheres to find darker inspirations in the gutter and back alleys of the human soul. This radical change of direction towards experimental rock was one of the musical shocks of the 1980s.

    David Coulter, who worked with Waits on the staged production of The Black Rider, is known for his adventurous sonic explorations, both as a master of the musical saw (Gorillaz, Kronos Quartet, Marianne Faithfull or The Pogues) and as a curator of landmark musical perfomances such as In Dreams - David Lynch revisited, Jim Jarmusch revisited and Double Fantasy live.

    Some of the UK’s finest musicians will be joining David Coulter on stage: Terry Edwards (horns), Dave Okumu(guitar), Steve Nieve (piano), Tom Herbert (bass), SebRochford (drums) and Thomas Bloch (Ondes Martenot).

    Tickets are available from NCH, priced €29.50-€40. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    Loyle Carner

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Hip-hop artist Loyle Carner plays his biggest Irish headline show to date at Vicar Street on October 29. He's released his second album, Not Waving But Drowning, following on from his Mercury & BRIT-nominated debut LP. Watch the video for 'Ottolenghi'.

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

  • 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.

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Oscar Jerome

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Neo-soul/jazz singer-songwriter & guitarist Oscar Jerome is set to play the Sound House on October 31.

    Influenced by Gil Scott-Heron, John Martyn, George Benson & the likes, his sincere, spiritual & politically-guided music has seen him develop hugely through the South London scene. Check out 'Do You Really'.

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

     

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Injury Reserve

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Phoenix rap trio Injury Reserve play Dublin's Academy on October 31.

    A sound that frequently turns on a dime - cold, lo-fi & minimal at one turn, and old-school scratch at another - the trio is comprised of young producer Parker Corey & rappers Stepa J. Groggs & Ritchie With a T. Robert Christgau likes them - listen to their self-titled album

    Tickets cost €17.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Selecter w/DJ Rhoda Dakar

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

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

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Cassia

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

    Tickets cost €15 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    One of the fastest-rising singer-songwriters in the game, Gerry Cinnamon, returns to play his biggest Belfast show to date at the SSE Arena on November 1, announced shortly after the selling out of his Custom House Square date in August.

    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 growing shows immediately. Check out the indie folk act live at Glasgow's TRNSMT.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster..

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Joshua Burnside

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    NI Music Prize-winning alt-folk artist Joshua Burnside is set to play Belfast's Empire on November 1 to kick off a lengthy UK & Irish tour. This will doubtlessly be another spellbinder for a man who increasingly speaks as the conscience of a generation growing up in Northern Ireland.

    The former CQAF artist-in-residence recently released the wonderfully capitivating Live at the Elmwood Hall - check out this version of Ephrata closer 'The Good Word'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced £14. 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.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Daughters

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Deerhunter

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in 2015, Deerhunter are set to play Whelan’s on November 2nd.

    Back in January, the Bradford Cox-fronted indie rock heroes released their eighth studio album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Watch the video for single ‘Death in Midsummer’.

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

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Gerry Cinnamon

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the fastest-rising singer-songwriters in the game, Gerry Cinnamon, returns to play his biggest Irish show to date at the 3Arena on November 2.

    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 growing shows immediately. Check out the indie folk act live at Glasgow's TRNSMT.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster priced €29.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Joshua Burnside

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    NI Music Prize-winning alt-folk artist Joshua Burnside is set to play Dublin's latest venue, Lost Lane, on November 2. This will doubtlessly be another spellbinder for a man who increasingly speaks as the conscience of a generation growing up in Northern Ireland.

    The former CQAF artist-in-residence recently released the wonderfully capitivating Live at the Elmwood Hall - check out this version of Ephrata closer 'The Good Word'.

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

     

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

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

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    Tropical Fuck Storm

    Upstairs @ Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Austrialian art punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm return to Ireland for the second time this year, playing upstairs at Limerick's Dolan's on November 3, following the release of new album Braindrops.

    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 €14 from Dolans. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

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

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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

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

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

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

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    Tropical Fuck Storm

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Austrialian art punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm return to Ireland for the second time this year at Whelan's on November 4, following the release of new album Braindrops.

    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 €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    05
    Nov
    2019

    Sheer Mag

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    The absolutely irresistable Sheer Mag are set to return to Dublin at loooong last, on November 5.

    The Philadelphia power-punk quartet are back with their second album, A Distant Call, a more personal, conceptual work from frontwoman Tina Halladay. Check out their retromancing new single 'Blood From A Stone'.

    Tickets are priced at a ridiculously reasonable €15.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Aurora

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Ethereal Nordic pop artist Aurora headlines the Olympia on November 6.

    Originally from Bergen, she's emerging as part of the ethereal wave that Scandinavia has made its stock-in-trade in recent years. Check out 'The Seed'.

    Tickets cost €29.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Priests

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    DC post-punk-turned-alt. pop outfit Priests are set to headline the Grand Social on November 6.

    Starting out in 2012, they released a series of DIY EPs on their own Sister Polygon Records, undergoing constant permutation and subverting macho punk convention. Most recently, they put out The Seduction of Kansas, which takes their work into most polished territory - dance-punk with a capitalist critique. Watch the video for 'The Seduction of Kansas'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €16.50.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imogen Heap w/Guy Sigsworth & Frou Frou

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Eve Belle

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Donegal's Eve Belle returns to Dublin for a show at the Sound House on November 7, following the release of her new The Fine Line Between Brave and Stupid. Check out 'Cutthroat'.

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play their biggest Dublin headline show to date at The Button Factory on November 7 as part of a four date Irish tour. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Tickets are available here. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    The Tallest Man On Earth

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Cautious Clay

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play their biggest Cork headline show to date at Cyprus Avenue on November 8 as part of a four date Irish tour. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Tickets are available here.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    The Speakeasy Bar

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Feet

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Young Coventry outfit Feet are set to play Dublin's Sound House on November 9. Watch the video for 'Ad Blue'.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to play a hometown show at Limerick's Dolans on November 9 as part of a four date Irish tour. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Fat Freddy's Drop

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of the tour for their latest album, New Zealand seven piece Fat Freddy's Drop play Vicar Street on November 10.

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

    Tickets are priced €36.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Lizzo

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Fast-rising R&B star Lizzo plays the Olympia as part of her Cuz I Love You Too tour on November 10. Her live show is an incredible blend of self-celebration, soul & sass - watch the 80s retromancy of 'Juice'.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Whenyoung w/Sinead O'Brien

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Indie-pop trio Whenyoung are set to round out their four date Irish tour with a show at Galway's Roisin Dubh on November 10. This follows the release of debut album Reasons To Dream - check out 'The Others'.

    Supporting is London-based, Limerick-born poet & performer Sinead O'Brien, who has drawn comparisons to John Cooper Clarke & Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Tickets are available here. 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.

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019

    Tinariwen

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Saharan desert blues heroes Tinariwen will make their long-awaited return to Dublin at the end of the year.

    Formed in 1979, they've released nine albums over the last 18 years, the group will return to play The Olympia Theatre on Monday, November 11. They last played a headline show in the city in 2009, and are an unmissable live prospect, formed by Tuareg exiles and political rebels - a rarely-seen genuine protest band who've inspired both politically and musically. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €33.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    Snarky Puppy

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    She Drew The Gun

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Foy Vance

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Foy Vance plays Dublin's Olympia Theatre on November 13 following the release of two new albums this year, From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis.

    He debuted in 2000 with the Blueprints EP. His second album, 2013's Joy Of Nothing won the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and worked with Ben Affleck on recent film Live By Night. His dual release are companion pieces, paying homage to the soul & Americana that has influenced his writing.

    Tickets are priced from €28, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Eddie Izzard Presents Wunderbar

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Foy Vance

    Concert Hall

    Limerick

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    Singer-songwriter Foy Vance plays Limerick Concert Hall on November 14 following the release of two new albums this year, From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis.

    He debuted in 2000 with the Blueprints EP. His second album, 2013's Joy Of Nothing won the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and worked with Ben Affleck on recent film Live By Night. His dual release are companion pieces, paying homage to the soul & Americana that has influenced his writing.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Agnostic Front, The Take, Barrick Buster & Sex Hardcore

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Godfathers of New York hardcore Agnostic Front come to Belfast to celebrate 35 years of their classic debut, Victim In Pain. They play the Palm House on November 14.

    New York band The TakeBarrick Buster and Sex Hardcore all support.

    Early bird tickets cost £10, second tier are £12 from WeGotTickets, and it's £15 on the door.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, kicking off at Cork's Cyprus Avenue on November 14.

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Fatherson

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Brooding Scottish alternative trio Fatherson return to Ireland, playing the former of two dates at Belfast's Voodoo on November 14. The outfit formed in Kilmarnock out of school, and have their third album, Sum of All Your Parts, out now, longlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. Check out 'Ghost'.

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

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Kate Tempest

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following the release of her acclaimed new album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, artist, poet, novelist & playwright is finally set to return to Ireland, playing Vicar Street on November 15.

    Having collaborated long-term with Dan Carey, they extended their circle to this time include the legendary Rick Rubin. Check out 'Firesmoke'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    The Wood Burning Savages

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Anthemic, establishment-bothering Derry art-rock quartet and all-round live unit The Wood Burning Savages headline the Ulster Sports Club on November 15. They won last year's NI Music Prize for both Best Album & Live Act - watch the video for 'I Don't Know Why I Do It To Myself'.

    Tickets cost £11 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    Dolans

    Limerick

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, playing Dolans on November 15. 

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

    Tickets are available from Dolans.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Fatherson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Brooding Scottish alternative trio Fatherson return to Ireland, playing the latter of two dates at Dublin's Sound House on November 15. The outfit formed in Kilmarnock out of school, and have their third album, Sum of All Your Parts, out now, longlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. Check out 'Ghost'.

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

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    The Wood Burning Savages

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Anthemic, establishment-bothering Derry art-rock quartet and all-round live unit The Wood Burning Savages headline upstairs at Whelan's on November 16. They won last year's NI Music Prize for both Best Album & Live Act - watch the video for 'I Don't Know Why I Do It To Myself'.

     

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

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Belfast's Duncairn in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 16.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets are available here, priced £18.15. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, playing Dublin's Button Factory on November 16. 

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

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

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Spirit Store

    Dundalk

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Dundalk's Spirit Store in the first of seven solo Irish dates on November 21.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €26.50 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019

    The Slow Readers Club

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    UK indie electronic band Slow Readers Club return to Ireland for four dates, playing Belfast's Empire on November 17. 

    This accompanies the release of their Live At The Apollo Manchester LP/DVD, ahead of the release of their fourth album. Watch the video for 'Lunatic'.

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

  • 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.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Ghost w/All Them Witches & Tribulation

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following a successful slot supporting Metallica at Slane, anthemic successors to Kiss, Ghost play the 3Arena on November 20 as part of their Ultimate Tour Named Death.

    They've recently released new albu Prequelle, which was broadly acclaimed, from the Grammys to Kerrang & Metal Hammer. The band feature personas, and have invented full back-stories through their webseries. Watch the video for 'Dance Macabre'.

    Support comes from stoner/bluesy rock outfit All Them Witches and blackened Swedish death metallers Tribulation.

    Tickets cost €55.5o from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Dolans Warehouse

    Limerick

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Dolans Warehouse in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 20.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    The supremely unGoogleable !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) make their long-awaited Dublin return, 10 years on from their last Whelan's sold-out trip. They play the venue on November 21.

    The New York dance-punks released their eighth album, Wallop this year - watch the video for 'UR Paranoid'.

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Vicar Street in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 21.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • 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
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Lucky Chops

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    High-energy brassy funk outfit Lucky Chops play Dublin's Button Factory on November 22.

    All musical educators and believers in the poewr of music, the band have a rabid following. Check out 'Buyo' live.

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

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Girl Band

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    In their absence over the last couple of years, Girl Band’s reputation has only grown and grown. The Dara Kiely-fronted quartet – who, in such a short period of time, proved one of the most influential Irish guitar bands since My Bloody Valentine – are back. Their return hometown headline dates take place at Vicar Street on November 22 & 23 - the latter added due to demand.

    Watch the video for return single 'Shoulderblades', the first from their second album, The Talkies.

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

     

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    The Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, tours his 85th anniversary following the release of his new album Nobody Told Me. The first date of his Irish leg takes place at Belfast's Limelight on November 22.

    The album features an incredible array of respected guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven of the E Street Band, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa and more. Listen to the weeping, incredibly ruminative 'Crying', from USA Union. Mayall is best known for his Bluesbreakers band, who featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many, many more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Sigrid w/IDIE & Evie Irie

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following her string of sold out shows lately in Ireland, young Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid plays the 3Arena on November 22. 

    She's won BBC Music's Sound of 2018 award, breaking through with 'Don't Kill My Vibe'. Her debut album, Sucker Punch came out in March and she's been omnipresent since, playing a stormer at Glastonbury. Her brand of honest-to-goodness joyous pop has an infectiousness that's undeniable - check out 'Don't Feel Like Crying'.

    Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster, from €41-€47. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    National Opera House

    Wexford

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Wexford's National Opera House in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 22.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Surf Curse

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    LA indie rock duo Surf Curse play The Grand Social on November 22. Watch the video for 'Disco'.

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

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Spinn

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool jangle dream-pop quartet Spinn return to Dublin's Academy 2 in an over 14s show on November 23 following the release of their eponymous debut album. Watch the video for 'Believe It Or Not'.

    Tickets cost €14.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    Dolan's Warehouse

    Limerick

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    The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, tours his 85th anniversary following the release of his new album Nobody Told Me. He plays Dolan's, Limerick, on November 23.

    The album features an incredible array of respected guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven of the E Street Band, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa and more. Listen to the weeping, incredibly ruminative 'Crying', from USA Union. Mayall is best known for his Bluesbreakers band, who featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many, many more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Liam Gallagher

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Oasis frontman & now solo artist Liam Gallagher will play 3Arena on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November. He last played the city last year, at Malahide Castle as part of his As You Were tour. 

    This show takes place as part of a European arena tour that will follow the release of his forthcoming second album, Why Me? Why Not? Watch the video for 'Shockwave'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 6.30pm.

     

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Wallis Bird

    Black Box

    Galway

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    As part of her forthcoming extensive New Moon tour, two time Meteor Award winner Wallis Bird plays Galway's Black Box in one of seven solo Irish dates on November 23.

    This accompanies the release of her sixth album, which, while folky and soulful, promises to be heavier in beats & bass, and centred around socio-political issues. Check out 'As The River Flows'.

    Tickets cost €27.65 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Tusks

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    English singer, songwriter & producer Emily Underhill, aka Tusks, brings her indie electronica to Whelan's on November 23. 

    She self-released her debut Snow EP back in 2012, signing with One Little Indian and going on to work under the Tusks moniker. Check out the soft-focus synths of recent single 'Be Mine'.

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

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    John Mayall

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, tours his 85th anniversary following the release of his new album Nobody Told Me. He finishes the Irish leg at the Olympia on November 24.

    The album features an incredible array of respected guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven of the E Street Band, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa and more. Listen to the weeping, incredibly ruminative 'Crying', from USA Union. Mayall is best known for his Bluesbreakers band, who featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor and many, many more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Band of Skulls

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP, Baby Darling Doll Face HoneyBand of Skulls have announced a tour, stopping off at The Button Factory on November 24.

    The Southampton-based bluesy garage rock trio formed in 2004 after meeting at college, releasing their debut in 2009. They this year released their fifth album, Love Is All You Love.

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

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Robert Forster

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Ezra Collective

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Genre-melding London jazz outfit Ezra Collective are set to headline the Button Factory on November 25.

    Drawing on just about any musical movement with groove - Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, grime and beyond - the band recently played Quincy Jones' birthday, and are one of the most exciting young prospects to emerge from the capital's burgeoning new wave jazz scene. Check out 'You Can't Steal My Joy'.

    Tickets cost €19.45 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Mac DeMarco

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    Incumbent king of slacker indie-pop Mac DeMarco plays Vicar Street on November 25, following up on his huge Iveagh Gardens show in July.

    He's currently touring his largely low-key sixth album Here Comes The Cowboy. Have you watched 'Pepperoni Playboy: A Macumentary' yet?

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

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Band of Skulls

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP, Baby Darling Doll Face HoneyBand of Skulls have announced a tour, stopping off at Belfast's Empire Music Hall on November 25.

    The Southampton-based bluesy garage rock trio formed in 2004 after meeting at college, releasing their debut in 2009. They this year released their fifth album, Love Is All You Love.

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

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Jaws

    Duke of York

    Belfast

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

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    The Darkness

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Jaws

    Academy 2

    Dublin

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

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Jay Som

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Dream-pop singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som is set to play the Workman's Club on November 27.

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

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

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Skepta

    Jam Park

    Dublin

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    Following a headline performance at Forbidden Fruit & the release of fifth studio album Ignorance Is BlissSkepta is set to headline Jam Park, Swords on November 27 in his first indoor Irish show since 2011.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced €40. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Steve Mason

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Beta Band songwriter, frontman & founding member Steve Mason is set to headline Whelan's on November 27.

    Since the band's dissolution, he's went on to have a prolific solo career, operating under the names King Biscuit Time & Black Affair, with three LPs under his own name. The most recent, About The Light, came out in January. Check out 'Walking Away From Love'.

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

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Steve Mason

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Beta Band songwriter, frontman & founding member Steve Mason is set to headline the Empire on November 28.

    Since the band's dissolution, he's went on to have a prolific solo career, operating under the names King Biscuit Time & Black Affair, with three LPs under his own name. The most recent, About The Light, came out in January. Check out 'Walking Away From Love'.

    Tickets, priced £22.50, are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Judah & The Lion

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Nashville alternative/Americana outfit Judah & The Lion are set to headline Whelan's on November 28, following the release of their third album, Pep Talks, blending folk, bluegrass, rock, hip-hop & electronic production. Check out 'Over My Head'

    Tickets cost €21.50 from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Bjork

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Björk brings her immersive Cornucopia theatre show to Dublin's 3Arena on November 28.

    This will be the first solo Irish date for the Icelandic auteur in 22 years, who's an acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, DJ & producer, and one of the few whose music seamlessly coalesces pop & avant-garde, having started out with alternative rockers The Sugarcubes.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Julia Jacklin w/Angie McMahon

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin is set to play the Button Factory on November 28. Her second album, Crushing received praise from the likes of Pitchfork and the Rolling Stone - watch the video for the American gothic tale of 'Body'.

    Support comes from Angie McMahon.

    Tickets cost €20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
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    30
    Nov
    2019

    Bell X1 Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €38.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Bailer, Black Coast, Hornets & Bitter Pill

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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

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

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Pumarosa

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    To coincide with the release of new album DevastationPumarosa play the Workman's Club on November 29.

    The danceable East London art rock quartet have been developing for the last few years, with a sound that's reminscent of Foals and Suuns with tinges of krautrock influencing their very current sound. Check out the late-night, post-club neurosis of 'Fall Apart'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €17. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Whitney

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Yola

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Happy Mondays

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Madchester legends Happy Mondays are set for a Cork show at Cyprus Avenue on December 3, as part of their Greatest Hits tour.

    Formed around frontman Shaun Ryder in 1980 and signed to Tony Wilson's Factory Records, Happy Mondays were a crucial act in the Madchester movement of the later '80s/early '90s. Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches was released in 1990, and permanently cemented their legacy in British culture. Have a listen to the glorious adapted Italo house of 'Step On'.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue, priced at €43.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Aldous Harding

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Aldous Harding will play Vicar Street on December 3.

    Fresh from supporting Villagers at Iveagh Gardens, the New Zealand folk singer-songwriter's April-released third album, Designer has elevated her to new heights - watch the video for 'The Barrel'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    John Sheahan - A Dubliner's 80th Birthday Celebration

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    On December 4, The Dubliners' legendary fiddle player John Sheahan is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in the most apt of ways - with a special part of concerts at Vicar Street featuring his friends and guests.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    LIFE

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Noisy energetic indie-punks LIFE are set to headline the Academy 2 on December 4. This show follows the release of their second album, A Picture of Good Health - watch the video for 'Euromillions'

    Tickets cost €13 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's an over 14s show.

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €18 from Ticketmaster

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Duke of York

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    LIFE

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Noisy energetic indie-punks LIFE are set to headline McHugh's on December 5. This show follows the release of their second album, A Picture of Good Health - watch the video for 'Euromillions'.

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

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    The Academy

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos play their biggest Dublin show to date at the Olympia Theatre on December 6.

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

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

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    John Sheahan - A Dubliner's 80th Birthday Celebration

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    On December 6, The Dubliners' legendary fiddle player John Sheahan is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in the most apt of ways - with a special concert at Vicar Street featuring his friends and guests.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Devin Townsend

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Heavy music virtuoso/savant Devin Townsend plays the Limelight 1 on December 7.

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

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

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Fontaines D.C.

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of the most stratospheric rises we've seen in some time has been the success of Fontaines D.C., and this looks to be calcified with a show at Vicar Street on December 7 - their only 2019 Dublin gig.

    They've released four incredibly well-received singles, been championed by Steve Lamacq, toured endlessly with labelmates Idles, and although worldly in influence, distinctly allude to Irish vernacular in everything they've done thus far. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets cost €26 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Andrew Combs

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    Power-pop singer-songwriter Andrew Combs plays Dublin's Lost Lane on December 8 following the September release of new album Ideal Man.

    The Nashville-based artist started out as a more rootsy Americana artist, moving into more eclectic, genre-spanning territory - watch the video for 'Stars of Longing'.

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

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019

    Primal Scream

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Contemporary British music chameleons Primal Scream return for a pair of Winter Irish dates, stopping off at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 9.

    Formed by Bobby Gillespie in 1992 in Glasgow, the band were a key part of the mid-80s indie-pop scene after Gillespie left the Jesus & Mary Chain. Breaking with their psychedelic dance/house crossover classic Screamadelica in 1991, they'd undergo several complete transformations with resolute success, including the sonic discharge assault of XTRMNTR or rootsy Riot City Blues. The band will be performing music from across their 35-year career in celebration of the release of new compilation, Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles.

    Ticket cost €35.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019

    Gruff Rhys

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Welsh musician & Super Furry Animals main man Gruff Rhys plays Whelan's on December 9 as part of a three-date Irish Winter Tour. This follows the September release of new album Pang! via Rough Trade, which blends his trademark psychedelia, folk & singular weirdness - watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets for the shows cost €25.00 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Primal Scream

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Contemporary British music chameleons Primal Scream return for a pair of Winter Irish dates, the latter taking place at Belfast's Ulster Hall on December 10.

    Formed by Bobby Gillespie in 1992 in Glasgow, the band were a key part of the mid-80s indie-pop scene after Gillespie left the Jesus & Mary Chain. Breaking with their psychedelic dance/house crossover classic Screamadelica in 1991, they'd undergo several complete transformations with resolute success, including the sonic discharge assault of XTRMNTR or rootsy Riot City Blues. The band will be performing music from across their 35-year career in celebration of the release of new compilation, Maximum Rock 'N' Roll: The Singles.

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

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Gruff Rhys

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    Welsh musician & Super Furry Animals main man Gruff Rhys plays Cork's Live at St. Lukes, as part of a three-date Irish Winter Tour, on December 10. This follows the September release of new album Pang! via Rough Trade, which blends his trademark psychedelia, folk & singular weirdness - an ostensibly pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu - watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets for the shows cost €25.00 from St Lukes.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Gruff Rhys

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Welsh musician & Super Furry Animals main man Gruff Rhys plays Belfast's Empire on December 11 as part of a three-date Irish Winter Tour. This follows the September release of new album Pang! via Rough Trade, which blends his trademark psychedelia, folk & singular weirdness - an ostensibly pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu - watch the video for the title track.

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

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Fangclub

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    With their second album out in July, post-grunge trio Fangclub are set to play a headline show at the Button Factory on December 13.

    Check out their latest single 'Hesitations'.

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

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Crypt of the Riff Vol. 4: Tuskar & more

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The fourth edition of Belfast's foremost regular riff-based megabill takes place at Voodoo on December 13. Milton Keynes-based blackened sludge/doom outfit Tuskar headline - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Making up the rest of the bill are Elder Druid, blackened hardcore act Hornets - check out their debut album Witch Hunt - Cork metal act God Alone - who masterfully embrace drone, mathcore, black metal, sludge and electronic elements within a post-metal sound, and released debut album Poll na mBrón last year.

    Riffy noise rockers Duellists - who just released their debut album, Into The Fade - progressive hardcore quartet Towers - check out their new EP, Lurker & Dweller - and stoner-doom quintet Gravity Well

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

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    HamsandwicH

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Irish indie-pop outfit Ham Sandwich play another pair of pre-Xmas nights at Whelan's on December 13 & 14.

    Having released their debut album Carry The Meek back in 2008, which led to Glastonbury and Electric Picnic appearances, they followed it up with 2010's White Fox. They were silent for a while, resurfacing to release their third album, Stories From The Surface, which was nominated for Best Album in the Choice Music Price 2016.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Villagers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Villagers is set to play an intimate Vicar Street show on December 13 following his sold-out Iveagh Gardens date over summer.

    The Ivor Novello & Choice Music Prize-winner released his fourth album, The Art of Pretending To Swim last year. Watch the video for 'Summer's Song'.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    The Blades

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Dublin new wave band The Blades, having reunited in 2013 to sellout crowds, play their seventh annual Christmas show at The Academy on December 14.

    Formed at the height of punk in 1977, the trio released pair of  7" singles in the early eighties on Energy Records, and played a six week residency at the Baggott Inn with U2, regularly swapping headline slots in an attempt to make it. Their frontman and bassist Paul Cleary was named Songwriter of the Year ahead of Bono and Van Morrison, and Single of the Year for 'The Bride Wore White' back in 1982's Hot Press awards.

    Check out their new material on Bandcamp.

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

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Alt. rock shaman and Tom Waits' & Leonard Cohen's sonic bastard child Mark Lanegan plays Dublin's Button Factory on December 17.

    The journeyman was frontman of Screaming Trees, formed in 1984, releasing his first solo album, The Winding Sheet in 1990, performing alongside the likes of Isobel Anderson and QOTSA. This show accompanies the release of his 11th solo album, Somebody's Knocking. Check out recent single 'Stitch It Up',

    Tickets cost €28.50 from Selective Memory. Doors open at 7pm

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Mark Lanegan

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Alt. rock shaman and Tom Waits' & Leonard Cohen's sonic bastard child Mark Lanegan plays Belfast's Empire on December 18 as part of the Open House Festival.

    The journeyman was frontman of Screaming Trees, formed in 1984, releasing his first solo album, The Winding Sheet in 1990, performing alongside the likes of Isobel Anderson and QOTSA. This show accompanies the release of his 11th solo album, Somebody's Knocking. Check out recent single 'Stitch It Up',

    Tickets cost £26.50 from Open House.

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos headline the Roisin Dubh on December 19.

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

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

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Talos

    INEC Gleneagle Hotel

    Killarney

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    In the wake of the release of his second album, Far Out Dust, Eoin French's Talos headline the INEC Gleneagle Hote on December 21.

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

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

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the hottest bands in Ireland right now, Dundalk trip-hop, noise & electronica-influenced quintet Just Mustard are set to play their biggest headline show to date at the Button Factory on December 21.

    Last year, they released one of the Irish albums of the year in their debut LP, Wednesdayand more recently, they released 12" Frank // October.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019

    The Dublin Legends

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    The supergroup of Sean Cannon, Paul Watchcorn, Gerry O'Connor & Shay Kavanagh play Vicar Street on December 28.

    The Dublin Legends were born out of the untimely passing of founding member Barney McKenna & John Sheahans' decision to retire. In 2017, guitarist & founder Eamonn Campbell passed away while on tour, replaced with Irish folk stalwart Shay Kavanagh, with Sean Cannon fronting The Dubliners for over 30 years. Expect many of the standards to reel in the year at this Christmas show.

    Tickets cost €36.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020

    Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Now into its fifth year, the Dublin Bowie Festival has announced its 2020 headline act. Holy Holy features an all-star lineup of long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti on bass, '70-'73 Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, with the band set to play the Olympia Theatre on January 11. 

    Vocals come from Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, keys/sax from Berenice Scott & Jessica Lee Morgan, while Scott Walker/Cult guitarist James Stevenson and Ian Hunter/Geldof guitarist Paul Cuddeford join them. They'll be performing Bowie's third album, The Man Who Sold The World, and Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars. As well as the former, Visconti produced some of Bowie's most acclaimed work, like the Berlin trilogy, Blackstar and Diamond Dogs - not to mention his work with some of the biggest rock artists of the 20th Century: Thin Lizzy, Iggy Pop, Morrissey & beyond.

    Tickets are priced from €45.20, available at Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    13
    Jan
    2020

    David Keenan

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Young Dundalk singer-songwriter David Keenan plays the Olympia on January 13 in what's his biggest headline performance to date.

    An artist who very much lives in the shadow the great Irish tradition, he's a performer of incredible charisma. Check him out on the Late Late Show.

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

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Lee Fields & The Expressions

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    ChoiceCuts bring Lee Fields & The Expressions to Dublin's Vicar Street on January 18.

    The legendary soul frontman has been around since the 60s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina, sweating it out in juke joints. Now in his sixties, his legend has grown in stature, having given the likes of Sharon Jones & Charles Bradley early career breaks. Check out his wonderfully warm soul-funk of It Rains Love.

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

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    The Felice Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

     

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

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

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

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    The Teskey Brothers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    Amigo The Devil

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    (Sandy) Alex G

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Explosions In The Sky

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020

    The Growlers

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Sleater-Kinney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    The Bay Strikes Back: Testament, Exodus & Death Angel

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    The Stunning

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
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    29
    Mar
    2020

    Laurie Anderson

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Blade Runner Live

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

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

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020

    Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    3Arena

    Dublin

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

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

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