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  • 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.

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Orville Peck

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    The unique concoction of psychdelia and American outlaw country, Orville Peck is set to headline the Grand Social on October 22. As simple as being

    Remaining an anonymous masked musician, all we know is he follows the likes of Lavender country in eschewing country's conservatism, and tapping into the space between gay culture and cowboy masculinity. Check out his excellent new album, Pony.

    Tickets are priced €16-18 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

    Supporting is of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced £16.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Guinness Cork Jazz

    The Kino

    Cork

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    The Kino hosts a huge line up for their first outing at Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the Bank Holiday Weekend of October 25-27. Featuring jazz, late night DJs, experimental improv, big brass bands, a songwriting soul singer and soft boy trio, the lineup is as follows:

    Friday 25th October
    9pm: Bantum vs Bon Voyage followed by Arveene - €10

    Saturday 26th October
    1pm: Blue Note At Kino with Dan Walsh (Free Show)
    4pm: The Skatuesques (Free Show)
    8pm: Stomptown Brass - €20
    11pm: Aoife O'Neill - Pre-Sale €8 Door Sale €10

    Sunday 27th October
    1pm: Eve Clague (Free Show)
    4pm: Five to Two (Free Show)
    8pm: Fixity + Elaine Howley - €15 + booking fee
    11pm: Donal Dineen's Backstory Pre-Sale €10 Door Sale €15

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019

    A Litany of Failures: Autre Monde, Junk Drawer, Naoise Roo & Philip Christie

    Jaja Studios

    Dublin

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    After the 2018 release of Irish compilation A Litany of Failures Volume II, a third edition of the compilation series is due to be released in July 2020. To raise money for such an endeavour, a BYOB event will be staged in Jaja Studios, Stoneybatter on October 25th.

    The gig features four of the acts due to feature on Volume III next summer, who include Paddy Hanna-fronted indie outfit Autre Monde - check out new single 'On The Record' - psych-fused Belfast indie rock quartet Junk Drawer - watch the video for the NI Music Prize-nominated 'Year of the Sofa' - masterful songwriter Naoise Roo - check out 'Black Hole' - and The Bonk bandleader Philip Christie.

    Admission costs €12, and it's a BYOB event. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    A DIY LK Belfast Showcase: Cruiser, Casavettes, His Father's Voice & Hey Rusty

    The Duncairn Arts Centre

    Belfast

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    The wonderful folk of Sizeable Bear are set to bring the finest Limerick's DIY LK scene has to offer up to Belfast, with a show at the Duncairn Arts Centre on October 26. 

    The four featured artists are Limerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock quartet Cruiser - watch the video for 'No More Parties' from their forthcoming second album - emo trio Casavettes - listen to their debut LP, Senselessness - hotly tipped post-punk shoegazers His Father's Voice - listen to debut EP Context and Perspective - and excellent young up & coming singer-songwriter Hey Rusty - check out his debut EP.

    Tickets, priced £8.50, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm, and it's a BYO affair.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    The Banshee Bash: Blakbyrd, Sister Ghost, Gender Chores & Alumna

    Bennigan's

    Derry

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    Bennigan's hosts a Halloween-themed night on October 24, featuring four acts from across the North. Performing are indie-folk acoustic trio Bläkbyrd, alt. punk quartet Sister Ghost - check out 'Backwards' - Bangor minimalist punk trio Gender Chores - check out their Womansplain EP - and Alumna.

    Tickets cost £5 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Airborne Extended

    Sonic Arts Research Centre

    Belfast

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    Airborne Extended of Austria is female quartet in search of unknown tonal combinations. Their explorative approach makes for many combinations of instruments, with this concert alone featuring harp, harpsichord, a selection of ten recorders, four flutes and electronics.

    Since 2013, Airborne Extended has explored these unusual combinations to create a world of new sound and colour. The success of their approach has resulted in a repertoire comprised mainly of commissioned works by living composers from Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan, Mexico and the USA.

    Supported by the Austrian Kulturforum, and brought over by Moving On Music, they will perform in the most advanced acoustic space on the island - Queen's University's Sonic Lab.

    Tickets, priced £8 concession and £12 for general admission, are available from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm, and there will be a pre-concert talk by the Contemporary Music Centre at 7.15pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    The Songs of Daniel Johnston

    The Black Gate

    Galway

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    Daniel Johnston fans, rejoice. A tribute night to the late, great U.S. musician and cartoonist will take place at the Black Gate in Galway on October 26th.

    Kicking off from 10pm, the event will feature Blackbird & CrowDylan MurphyA Lilac DeclineBrendan Dolan (A Band Called Wanda) and New Pope performing the music of Johnston, who passed on September 11th, aged 58.

    Tickets cost €10 and can be bought here. Things kick off from 9pm. Revisit Jack Rudden’s obituary to Johnston here.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    The Thin Air Presents: Percolator, Unbelievable Lake & Shammen Delly

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey experimental trio Percolator - one of the best live acts on the island play the Dublin leg of their Winter Tour at the Bello Bar on October 26. Check out the video for single 'Freshin', and debut album Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Admission costs €10 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Ponyhawke

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Underground house & disco DJ pair Ponyhawke return for another sure-to-be amazing night at the Ulster Sports Club on October 26. Encouraging freedom and inclusivity on the dance floor is what we're about, welcoming the misfits, the introverts, the self expressionists, every shade of queer and straight. With a 100K sound system, late licence and decor to rival Phoenix Nights, it'll be a sick party.

    Admission costs £5, and things run from 10pm-3am.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Slocan Ramblers

    The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre

    Armagh

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    The Slocan Ramblers of Canada is the bluegrass band to catch. Rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative, the Slocans have garnered a reputation for unforgettable live shows. Their impeccable musicianship, an inventive approach, and old-time sensibilities make for a show that hits just about everything. Moving On Music bring them back to Ireland to play four dates, including one at Armagh's Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre on October 26.

    Their much anticipated album Queen City Jubilee was nominated for Traditional Roots Album of the Year in the 2019 Juno Awards and showcases their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk with deep song writing, lighting fast instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals. Check out 'Mississippi Heavy Water Blues'.

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    JD Zazie

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Berlin-based experimental DJ, avant-turntablist & sound artist JD Zazie performs at the 343 on October 26.

    Across her career, she has explored different approaches of real-time manipulation on fixed recorded sound, seeking to redefine the parameters of DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups or large ensembles she moves in an area which is constantly stretching the borders of what is supposed to be DJ mixing, free improvisation and composed music.
    Admission costs £7/5, and doors open at 8pm.
  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Halloween Topia: Bloom & Plain Sailing

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    For a special Halloween Topia night at the Menagerie on October 26, Plain Sailing and hugely acclaimed experimental electronic artist Bloom - who has remixed Bjork, amongst others - as well as resident David Forsythe.

    It's free before 11pm, and £5 after. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Slocan Ramblers

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    The Slocan Ramblers of Canada is the bluegrass band to catch. Rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative, the Slocans have garnered a reputation for unforgettable live shows. Their impeccable musicianship, an inventive approach, and old-time sensibilities make for a show that hits just about everything. Moving On Music bring them back to Ireland to play four dates, including the Duncairn Arts Centre on October 27.

    Their much anticipated album Queen City Jubilee was nominated for Traditional Roots Album of the Year in the 2019 Juno Awards and showcases their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk with deep song writing, lighting fast instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals. Check out 'Mississippi Heavy Water Blues'.

    Tickets are available, priced £10-£14, from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    Long Beyond Sundown: Blood On Satan's Claw

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    As part of the Menagerie-hosted series of films exploring folklore, witchcraft and the occult, Long Beyond Sundown, one of the 'Unholy Trinity' of folk horrors - alongside the Wicker Man and Witchfinder GeneralBlood On Satan's Claw screens on October 30.

    Directed by Piers Haggard, the story starts when a mysterious corpse is accidentally dug up by a boy in a small town, and a group of local teens starts acting very strangely. The adolescents, led by a girl named Angel, are convinced the corpse was once possessed.Hoping to get in touch with the devil through the body, the teens act out a series of demonic rituals that causes a stir amongst the townspeople.

    Doors open at 7pm, with the film beginning at 9pm. Admission is free.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Paddy Hanna

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Orchestral pop auteur Paddy Hanna, whose wonderful second album, Frankly, I Mutate, came out last year, headlines the Grand Social on October 31.

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

  • 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.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Gaye Su Akyol

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    ChoiceCuts bring Turkish surf-laced psych-pop artist Gaye Su Akyol to the Sugar Club on November 1.

    She released her first international album, Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu, in 2016, after growing up in Istanbul with the likes of Selda Bagcan and Cobain as early influences. Check out 'İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir', taken from last year's Consistent Fantasy Is Reality.

    Tickets are available through Sugar Club Tickets. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Over The Hill Presents: The Vinyl Countdown

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Do you remember your first record? What memories does it conjure up? Do you still have it? Bring it down to this special Over The Hill meeting celebrating all things vinyl. Have a chat about the record that has influenced you most and stayed with you through thick and thin. Be it a 78 or a 12 inch remix, we look forward to hearing all about the tracks of your years. Gramophone and turntable will be supplied.

    It's a free event, but register via Eventbrite as spaces are limited.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Swimming Tapes

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Jangle-pop act Swimming Tapes are set to play the Belfast stop of their UK tour on November 1.

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

    Tickets cost £11 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Thin Air Presents: Percolator, Unbelievable Lake & Shammen Delly

    The 343

    Belfast

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    Psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey experimental trio Percolator - one of the best live acts on the island - return to Belfast as part of their Winter Tour, stopping off at the 343 on November 1. Check out the video for single 'Freshin', and debut album Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Improvisational psych-drone trio Unbelievable Lake share the bill, ahead of the 2020 release of their debut album. Providing tunes before, between and after is Donegal hauntological dreamscapist Shammen Delly - check their Soundcloud.

    Admission costs £6 and doors open at 8pm. It's a BYOB show.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    The Call of Cthulhu Rescored by Magic Pockets

    The Model

    Sligo

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    In a one-off event, synth wizard Ruadhan O'Meara, AKA Magic Pockets - also of No Spill Blood - is set to provide a live score for 2005 silent film Call of Cthulhu [dir. Andrew Leman] at The Model, Sligo, for Art For Blind Records.

    He'll be employing an arsenal of analog synthesizers, sampled sounds and tape manipulations. H.P. Lovecraft’s 1926 original tale outlines a narrator’s descent into madness whilst investigating a mysterious cult who worships an immense and all-powerful ancient God. The classic story of overwhelming cosmic doom looms large in its influence on horror, music (particularly heavy metal) and popular culture in general.

    Andrew Leman and the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s 2005 adaptation of the text remains one of the most lauded and faithful silent adaptations of Lovecraft’s source material. A love letter to the original works of the horror master, the film was painstakingly crafted using “Mythoscope”, a blending of vintage and modern filming techniques, which evokes the look and feel of the expressionist horror of the 1920s. This unorthodox work is one of the truest visions of Lovecraft’s world, capturing the original’s tone of creeping dread and terror of the unknown. The attention to period detail and practical effects of the era, creates a feverish and fun journey through one of the all-time classic horror tales for Lovecraft devotees and cinema fans alike.

    A selection of ghoulish short films will be screened prior to the performance, promising a wicked Halloween treat for cinephiles and music lovers alike. Things kick off at 9pm.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019

    Naoise Roo

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    One of Ireland's most multi-faceted & masterful songwriters Naoise Roo, is set to headline the Workman's Club on November 1 in a full-band performance. Check out 'Black Hole', the first since her spellbinding debut album, Lilith.

    Admission costs €11 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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 [2 Shows]

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

    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 for the former open at 3pm, with the performance at 3.30pm. Doors open at 8pm for the latter.

  • 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.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Cherym

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    To cap an already-stellar year for the pop-punk trio, Cherym are set to headline upstairs at Whelan's on November 10. Listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced £5.50 or £7 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Jordan Adetunji w/Band, featuring Nxtalgic, DJ Tez, Dena Anuk$a & DJ Ras Eddy

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Multi-NI Music Prize nominee and one of our 19 for '19 featured artists, hip-hop artist Jordan Adetunji plays the Black Box on November 2, accompanied by his hip-hop & R&B backing band. Check out new single 'Questions'.

    Also performing is NxstlagicDJ TezDena Anuk$aDJ Ras Eddy.

    Admission costs £8. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Native Music Mart

    Oh Yeah Centre

    Belfast

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    Native strives to give those involved in the creative industries a platform to promote and sell their wares. Those involved in making music, photography, videography or any other music platform are all welcome to take part. Accompanied by food, drink and live performances throughout the day, together we can celebrate the abundance of local talent Northern Ireland has to offer.

    Admission is free, and it costs £5 for a half table, and £10 for a full one. Email francesca@quietarch.com to reserve a table. The event runs from 12pm-5pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Kitt Philippa

    Strange Victory Records

    Belfast

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    Belfast-based alternative pop artist & NI Music Prize-winner Kitt Philippa celebrates the release of long-awaited debut album, Human with a complete playthrough at Strange Victory Records on November 2. Check out recent single, 'You'.

    Admission is free and the performance kicks off at 2pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Warrior Soul & Bad Boat

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    The Distortion Project are heavy metal concert promoters in Belfast. As part of the Sound of Belfast 2019, they bring a riff roaring array to Voodoo on November 2, headlined by US alternative metal outfit Warrior Soul.

    “Warrior Soul is a rock anomaly that continually crashes its skull through the genre pigeon holes like a ravenous punk fox searching for prey. Tearing into stereotypes, feasting on political injustice and making a shambolic, albeit aurally artistic racket.”

    Belfast’s Bad Boat formed in 2002 and instantly became renowned for their live shows, once described as “Teetering on the thin line between catastrophic and stratospheric”. After a hiatus and line-up change the band are back and on course with new live shows and a forthcoming release. More acts are set to be announced.

    Tickets cost £13 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Aidlink for Turkana

    National Stadium

    Dublin

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    A special fundraiser by Born Optimistic is set to run on November 2 at the National Stadium, featuring Ailbhe Reddy, Blaithin Kearney, Cry Monster Cry, Davy Lyons, Dermot Lambert (Blink), Eleanor McEvoy, Inni-K, Jerry Fish, Muireann, The Pale, Ruth Mac, The Silken SameStockton’s Wing and Ultan Conlon.

    They'll be singing with Bank Of Ireland Bank Notes, Blackrock College Libermann Choir, Central Bank Notes, Eirgrid- Transmission Amps, EY Choir, Life Choir, Loreto Beaufort, Loreto Dalkey Past Pupils Parents Choir, Mezzo Choir, Primark, SOLAS, Songs in the Key of D, St. Joseph’s, St Mary's College Singers, The Daydreamers Kids Choir and the Wicklow Community Choir.

    Tickets are priced €35, or €15 for the unwaged, from Born Optimistic. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    DIY LK: Percolator, Jogging & Olivia Furey

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    Psychedelic, krauty, 'gazey experimental trio Percolator - one of the best live acts on the island play the Dublin leg of their Winter Tour at the Bello Bar on October 26. Check out the video for single 'Freshin', and debut album Sestra, our Irish album of 2017.

    Supporting are post-hardcore indie rock veterans Jogging who release their first album in years, Whole Heart - check them out on Bandcamp - as well as Scotland/Ireland based multi-disciplinary artist Olivia Furey. Her work thus far has challenged audience members to feel uncomfortable, combining sampling, guitar and sonic manipulation. Watch her mockumentary, Hyper Mundane.

    Admission costs €5 and doors open at 9pm.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    Tiny Ruins

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    New Zealand singer-songwriter Tiny Ruins plays a solo show at the Sugar Club on November 3, following the release of third album, Olympic Girls, earlier this year. Led by Hollie Fullbrook's vocals and guitar playing, check out the dreamy 'Holograms'.

    Tickets are available from Sugar Club Tickets. 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.

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019

    Marc Rebillet

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    As part of his Comeback Tour, following a recent Tivoli show, comical Dallas improvised electronic musician Marc Rebillet plays Vicar Street.

    He began with Youtube videos in 2016, which ultimately went viral. Live shows began to take place in 2017, before he spread internationally with his acclaimed high-energy improvised live show, which rarely repeats a trick. He uses looping technology to layer vocals, percussion & keys, leaning into comedy, hip-hop & house. His debut LP came out last year, followed by Loop Daddy I & II EPs. Check out his channel for more.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €25.10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    An Orchestral Evening of Mic Christopher's Songs

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Saturday September 21st would have been Mic Christopher’s 50th birthday. In his honour, friends, fans and admirers staged a concert for him in his spiritual home of Whelan’s to huge success. A vast array of talent gathered to sing some his best-known songs, from close friends to people he never met. Michael was an American-born Irish singer-songwriter, best known for debut album Skylarkin', which was released posthumously. His friends are set to arrange an even bigger event at the National Concert Hall on November 6, which will feature a Chamber Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Rice. This is the second of four events run by Born Optimistic in memory of Mic.

    He originally met many major Irish names on the busking circuit, including Glen Hansard & Kila's Karl & David Odlum, forming The Mary Janes with Karl. They released two albums, and Mic went on to perform solo, supporting the Waterboys on an international tour. He passed away as a result of an accidental head trauma, and the notes he'd left for Skylarkin' informed the post-humous completion of his solo album, which won the 2003 Meteor Award for Best Album. Get reacquainted with his best-known song, 'Heyday'.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, and all money will go towards Aidlink's work in the Turkana region of Northern Kenya, which has been ravaged by Climate Change, and average life expectancy there is just 47 years of age.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    Banjaxed & Zool Present: Leo Miyagee, Jack Bashful, GK, youse.e & Afrobigums

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Emerging Belfast hip-hop label Banjaxed Records hold another roster showcase in association with DIY collective Zool Records on November 6 at the Ulster Sports Club.

    Performing are young Leo Miyagee, Jack Bashful, GK, Youse.e and Afrobigums.

    Admission costs £5. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2019

    One Trillion Trees

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Born Optimistic brings a night of climate activism to the National Concert Hall on November 6, to celebrate the role trees play in slowing down the effects of climate change. There'll be music and talks from experts.

    Caoilian Sherlock, Davy Lyons, Eve D’Arcy, Gavin Harte, Larry Beau, Lisa Lambe, Luka Bloom, Mike Hanrahan (Stockton’s Wing), Niamh Farrell, Niamh McKinney, Paddy Mulcahy, Rhob Cunningham, Ruth Mac, Saoirse McHugh, The Late David Turpin, The Pale, The Silken Same, Tolu Makay, Ultan Conlon, and more to be announced.

    Tickets are priced €15 from NCH.ie. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imperial Wax

    Kasbah Social Club

    Limerick

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

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

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

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Imogen Heap w/Guy Sigsworth & Frou Frou

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Snow Patrol

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    For this year's Northern Ireland Music Prize ceremony, the Ulster Hall sees a headline performance from Snow Patrol, as they're honoured with the Oh Yeah Legend Award. More bands will perform, with awards given out for Best Album, Best Single, and Best Live Act.

    Tickets are available from the Ulster Hall.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Reception: Donohoe/Lacey/McEvoy/Nic Oireachtaigh

    The Lutherhaus

    Dublin

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    The next Reception night takes place at The Lutherhaus, at 23 Adelaide Road on November 7. The bill features a range of duos & quartet, including Rainfear percussionists David DonohoeDavid Lacey
    Woven Skull's Aonghus McEvoy - check him out on Bandcamp - and viola player Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh.

    Admission costs €7 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Ola Nathair, Eros Catheter, Morbific Noxae & Icebear

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    Anseo hosts a night of experimental noise (or to be more precise: funeral/harsh/power/industrial electronics) from expatriates and locally-based acts. England-based Ola Nathair performs Funeral Electronics and Austerity Synth preoccupied with border relations and the Brexit farce. Atmospheric noise, harsh ambience & power electronics come from Eros Catheter - check out Boundaries of Eden.

    Local support comes in the form of rarely-seen Morbific Noxae, who delivers a skullcrush of industrial tinged rhythmic noise and moody, pulsating grimness, and newcomer Icebear - check her out on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €6 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    The Tallest Man On Earth

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Machine Head 'Burn My Eyes' 25th Anniversary

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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

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

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

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Cautious Clay

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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

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

  • 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.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Tebi Rex

    Lost Lane

    Dublin

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    One of our 19 for '19, Maynooth hip-hop duo Tebi Rex make their first appearance in some time at Lost Lane on November 9.

    This date follows the release of their conceptual debut album, The Young Will Eat The Old, which features guest performances from spoken word artist Natalya O'Flaherty & Local Boy. 

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

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Landless

    Pepper Canister Church

    Dublin

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    Unaccompanied four-part vocal harmony group Landless perform in Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on November 9 as part of their Autumn/Winter tour.

    Their debut album, Bleaching Bones, out on Humble Serpent Records, was in our top 10 albums of 2018 for good reason. If you want a sample, check them out Live in St. Joseph's Church, Sailortown, Belfast.

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

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Crilli Drum & Bass Presents: Breakage

    The Menagerie

    Belfast

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    International jungle heavyweight Breakage plays the Menagerie on November 9 for Crilli Drum and Bass.

    His first EP came out through Reinforced Records in 2009, over the years remixing the likes of Massive Attack, Underworld & Flying Lotus, and collaborating with Burial, Roots Manuva & Rodigan. Rooted in jungle & d'n'b, he stays rootsy, based on his dub milieu. Check him out on Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from £7. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Robyn G. Shiels, Hatchet Field & Andy McGibbon

    Strange Victory Records

    Belfast

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    Strange Victory Records hosts a triad of dark, roots-based artists on November 9 as part of Belfast Music Week. Darkly alt. folk master songwriter Robyn G Shiels performs - check out the video for 'An Offering As Such' - as well as Hornby, aka banjo/acoustic folk artist Hatchet Field and guitarist of the Bonnevilles, Andy McGibbon. Each will be showcasing new material.

    Admission is free and things kick off around 1pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Jogging Album Launch w/Grave Goods & Angular Hank

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Post-hardcore indie rock veterans Jogging  are set to release their first album in seven years, Whole Heart, with a show at Bello Bar on November 9. It's set for release on Out On A Limb Records - check them out on Bandcamp.

    Manchester/Belfast/Dublin-based post-punk trio Grave Goods support - check out debut single 'Source' - as well as slack, jangly indie rockers Angular Hank.

    Tickets are available from Big Cartel, priced €10, or €20 with the LP for collection at the show. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Retro Revival Indie Club: Music City & Autre Monde

    Bloody Mary's

    Dublin

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    The returning Retro Revival Indie Club hosts a show at South William Street's South William Street on November 9. Performing are one of our 19 for '19 acts, power pop act Music City, and Paddy Hanna-fronted indie supergroup Autre Monde - check out new single 'On The Record'.

    Admission is free and doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Cherym

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    To cap an already-stellar year for the pop-punk trio, Cherym are set to headline upstairs at Whelan's on November 10. Listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Oshun

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Hip-hop & soul duo Oshun play the Grand Social on November 10. Listen to 'We're Yung'.

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

  • 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.

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019
    Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    All Tvvins

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Pop duo All Tvvins play three nights in Whelan's from November 12-14, following the release of single 'Divine'.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €23.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    She Drew The Gun w/Peaness

    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.

    Support comes from woozy indie-rockers Peaness  - check out 'Breakfast'.

    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.

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Pharoahe Monch

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Legendary New York rapper Pharaohe Monch this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of his classic album Internal Affairs, and on November 13, he performs it in its entirety at the Button Factory.

    Widely heralded for his flow and lyrical prowess, he released three albums as part of duo Organized Konfusion, before releasing his solo debut Internal Affairs, which has become regarded as one of the greatest underground hip-hop albums ever recorded. He received a Grammy for his soundtrack work on Miles Ahead.

    Tickets are available from Selective Memory, priced €22.50. 

  • 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.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Shrug Life & Naoise Roo

    Yamamori Tengu

    Dublin

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    A wonderful double-header comes to Tengu on November 14 when Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life play following the release of their cover of Albert Hammond/Joe Dolan's 'You're Such A Good Looking Woman'. Their immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island - watch the video for '2009'.

    One of Ireland's most multi-faceted & masterful songwriters Naoise Roo, shares the bill. Check out her return single, 'Black Hole', the first since her spellbinding debut album, Lilith.

    Admission costs €8 from Fienta or €10 on the door. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Great White Lies Album Launch

    Regional Cultural Centre

    Letterkenny

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    Jazz, soul & pop-influenced project of songwriter & vocalist Siobhán Shiels, Great White Lies, launch their debut album Chrysalis with a performance at Letterkenny's Regional Cultural Centre on November 15. Their always-engaging, politically charged, idiosyncratic genre fusion will be accompanied by light installations on the night.

    Tickets cost €12 (or €10 concession) from the RCC. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Gypsies On The Autobahn

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new album SuspendedGypsies On The Autobahn headline the Button Factory on November 15. Check them out on Youtube.

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

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Daithí

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Galway-based electronic producer Daithí is set to play a headline full band show at Cyprus Avenue on November 15.

    The pop experimentalist has managed to combine seemingly disparate elements - field recordings, house music, old Irish music, analog synths and trad - into his unmistakable singular output. His live show is largely improvised, whereby he spontaneously creates dance music with looped fiddle, synths and drum machines - this time expanding to live acoustic & electronic performance.

    He last year collaborated with genre-spanning Irish artists to great success - check it out here - and used a recording of his elderly grandmother in a hugely successful single, 'Mary Keane's Introduction' last year.

    Tickets cost €15 from Old Oak & Cyprus Avenue. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Thumper

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Mega-tight live unit Thumper bring their psych-tinged indie rock to the Grand Social on November 15. 

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

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    King Kong Company

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Beloved Dublin live act King Kong Company play Belfast's Palm House in what will be a thrilling, light-heavy party on November 15.

    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 WeGotTickets, priced from £16.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Mob Wife, Cruiser, Linden Pomeroy & Icebear

    Anseo

    Dublin

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    Belfast post-hardcore indie rock trio Mob Wife - check out their excellent latest release Captain Care A Lot / Hellsong - headline Anseo on November 15.

    Sharing the bill areLimerick second wave emo-tinged indie rock quartet Cruiser - watch the video for 'No More Parties' from their forthcoming second album - dreamlike minimal artist Linden Pomeroy and experimental noise artist Icebear.

    Admission costs €7 before 9pm and €10 after.

  • 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.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Why. Gigs Presents: Cherym w/Happy Out & Careerist

    The AOH

    Derry

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    To cap an already-stellar year for the pop-punk trio, Cherym are set to make a headline return to Derry's AOH on November 16. Listen to their 2018 debut EP Mouthbreatherz.

    Supporting are Letterkenny post-rockers Happy Out and Careerist - fka Hot Cops - check out their new single 'Slasher'.

    Tickets cost £6.32 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Constant Supply

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

    Letterkenny alternative pop outfit Constant Supply are set to play upstairs at Whelans on November 16 following new single 'Lips'. Check out their latest album, Isn't Life Great, on Bandcamp.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Arborist & Tandem Felix

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    A pair of Americana-tinged master songwriting projects hit the Ulster Sports Club on November 16. Performing is Mark McCambridge's Arboristwhose second album, A Northern View, is set for release next year, following-up on the acclaimed Home Burial.

    Dublin Americana-tinged indie outfit Tandem Felix make their first Belfast appearance in some time, a month on from their debut album, Rom-Com. Watch the video for first single 'Nightclub (I Sold My Soul To The Devil)'.

    Tickets cost £8 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Cass McCombs

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the world's finest singer-songwriters Cass McCombs returns to Dublin, playing the Button Factory on November 19.

    Blending classic songwriting with a contemporary progressive lyrical style and no fear of genre-spanning, McCombs stands head and shoulders above many of his peers. His ninth album, Tip of the Sphere, came out in February, earning high scores from everywhere that matters, including Uncut's album of the month. The show also follows the release of Toy Fabels, his debut book of poetry in October. Check out his recent KEXP Session.

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

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019
    Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Rex Orange County

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Young Hampshire neo-soul-tinted indie-pop artist Rex Orange County plays Vicar Street on November 19 & 20.

    A BRIT School attendee, he's got the woozy elements of Mac DeMarco and the soulful approach of artists like King Krule & Yellow Days. This show accompanies new album Pony, the follow-up to his hit debut Apricot Princess. Watch the video for '10/10'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €33. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    TPM w/Post Punk Podge & The Deadlians

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    One of the finest hip-hop acts in Ireland, Dundalk siblings TPM play Dublin's Workman's Club on November 19 as part of their Heaven Is A Harp-Pint tour. Watch the video for 'Fuck RTE' then go see them.

    Supporting is the magnificent, intense Post-Punk Podge & The Technohippies - check out new single 'Generation Xanax' - and Dublin misanthropic folk chroniclers The Deadlians - listen on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €12 from uTicket. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Sorcha Richardson

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Power-pop singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson accompanies her debut album with a show at Whelan's on November 20. Blending garage & indie rock, electro-pop, her music is impossibly infectious - check out the video for 'Don't Talk About It'.

    Tickets cost €17.50 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. 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.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Tayne

    Fred Zeppelin's

    Cork

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    Following the release of new single 'Open Up' through Irish label Strange Brew, London-based electronic rock outfit Tayne play Cork's Fred Zeppelin's on November 11.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Tandem Felix

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    Dublin Americana-tinged indie outfit Tandem Felix are set to headline Bello Bar on November 21, a month on from their debut album, Rom-Com. Watch the video for first single 'Nightclub (I Sold My Soul To The Devil)'.

    Tickets cost €13.50, from Ticketmaster. 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
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    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.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Spilt Milk AV Festival

    Citywide

    Sligo

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    Across Sligo, over the weekend of November 22-24, Spilt Milk Audio-Visual Festival is set to take place, with a cast of some of Ireland's most forward-thinking artists.

    Amongst the first wave of artists announced for the event are unaccompanied traditional vocal quartet LandlessGulptKatie O'Neill, cosmische experimental trio PercolatorGrave Goods and Problem Patterns.

    Early bird tickets are available from Spilt Milk.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Tayne

    Warehouse

    Galway

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    Following the release of new single 'Open Up' through Irish label Strange Brew, London-based electronic rock outfit Tayne play Galway's Warehouse on November 22.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Miles Kane

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Last Shadow Puppets member Miles Kane plays the Academy on November 22.

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

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Isaac Jones, Julia Louise KnifeFist & Angular Hank

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    The Bello Bar hosts a triad of noiseniks on November 22. Performing is Julia Louise KnifeFist - check out the 808-laced glitchy RnB of '328' - slack, jangly indie rockers Angular Hank - check out recent single 'Anna's Birthday' - and Isaac Jones.

    Tickets cost €8.85 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Careerist, Shrug Life & Extravision

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Long one of our faves, Belfast indie slacker rock trio Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - are set to release their long-awaited debut album, Weird Hill, on November 15 via Pizza Pizza Records. Their hometown launch takes place on November 22 at the Ulster Sports Club - check out the video for new single 'Slasher'.

    Support comes from wry Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island - watch the video for '2009' - from their forthcoming second album.

  • 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
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    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.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Quiet Lights Cork: Lankum

    Live at St. Luke's

    Cork

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Live at St. Luke's for Quiet Lights 2019, accompanying 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 uTicket, priced €27.10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Formerly of the Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers are set to play the Ulster Sports Club on November 23 for Strange Victory.

    The NYC underground legend released his debut solo album, Spencer Sings The Hits this year - check out the video for 'Do The Trash Can'. He'll be accompanied by Quasi & Heatmiser's Sam Coomes, M. Sord and Pussy Galore's Bob Bert.

    Tickets are available from TicketWeb, priced £19.25, and doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Tayne

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new single 'Open Up' through Irish label Strange Brew, London-based electronic rock outfit Tayne play upstairs at Whelan's on November 23.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Sizeable Bear Presents: Van Panther, Pale Lanterns & Belwood

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Pimerick post-punk/indie-pop outfit Van Panther headline McHugh's on November 23 for Sizeable Bear. They just put out new single 'The Cutters'.

    Supporting is indie folk project Pale Lanterns - check out 'Sunburn' - and Hüsker Dü-recalling melodic punks Belwood - check out their latest release, the Out of the Blue EP.

    Admission costs £5 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Porphyry Single Launch

    The 343

    Belfast

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    One of Northern Ireland's most singular artists, and one of Moving On Music's Emerging Artists Derry's Porpyry, is set to launch his latest single, 'Berliner Lüft', with a performance at The 343 on November 23.

    His music melds old and new, classically-trained with the deeply intuitive, the cinematic and pastoral. This new single is a shape-shifting techno journey through Berlin, following on from the hints left on last year's Wounded, White Light EP. He's collaborated with the Ulster Orchestra, at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, and looks to have some high-profile activity over the coming months.

    Admission is free, and you can reserve your place on Eventbrite. 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.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019

    Quiet Lights: Junior Brother

    Kino

    Cork

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    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brother, plays Cork's Kino as part of Quiet Lights 2019. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Support comes from Dublin singer & multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn, who 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 for €11.27 from uTicket. Doors open at 5.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Snow Patrol

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following their Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Ulster Hall, Snow Patrol are set to play a rare intimate - by their standards - performance at the Olympia Theatre on November 26. This comes as part of their Reworked tour for the EP of the same name, which sees the band reimagine some hits from across their back catalogue as part of their 25th anniversary. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €63. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Daniel Norgren

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Swedish singer-songwriter Daniel Norgren headlines the Grand Social in a seated show on November 26. The atmospheric craftsman has been performing over the last 11 years, with latest album Wooh Dang a full-band release. Check out the frisson-inducing, slow-building 'The Flow'.

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

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Kitt Philippa

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Belfast-based alternative pop artist & NI Music Prize-winner Kitt Philippa plays the Sugar Club on November 26, following the October release of long-awaited debut album, Human. Check out recent single, 'You'.

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club, priced €13.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Rebekah Fitch

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Incredibly talented young art-pop songstress Rebekah Fitch makes a brief return to her hometown from London on November 27 to play the Empire. Watch the video for 'Need To Feel', which tackles mental health issues in as blunt a way as is imaginable.

    Admission costs £10.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • 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
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    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 & 29 - with the latter added due to demand. 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.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Snow Patrol

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Following their Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Ulster Hall, Snow Patrol are set to play a rare intimate - by their standards - performance at the Waterfront Hall on November 28. This comes as part of their Reworked tour for the EP of the same name, which sees the band reimagine some hits from across their back catalogue as part of their 25th anniversary. 

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

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Jane Willow w/Hubert Murray

    The Sunflower Bar

    Belfast

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    Dublin-based folk singer-songwriter Jane Willow headlines the Sunflower Bar, Belfast on November 28. She grew up in the Netherlands, moving to Ireland at twenty-one to pursue music - check out 'The Fool'.

    Supporting is respected Galway-born, Tullamore-based folk & roots musician Hubert Murray.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    No Oil Paintings 'Watertown' Launch w/Reevah & Joel Harkin

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Belfast indie folk quartet No Oil Paintings launch their new single 'Watertown' with a show at the Ulster Sports Club on November 28.

    Letterkenny/Belfast verb-soaked singer-songwriter Joel Harkin - check out his recent Rose Water EP - supports, along with fast-rising young Derry indie-folk songstress Reevah. Check her out live in session.

    Admission costs £6 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Careerist, Shrug Life & Extravision

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Belfast indie slacker rock trio Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - are set to release their long-awaited debut album, Weird Hill, on November 15 via Pizza Pizza Records. The Dublin leg of their launch tour takes place upstairs at Whelan's on November 28. Check out the video for new single 'Slasher'.

    Support comes from wry Dublin indie rock outfit Shrug Life, whose immense lyrical prowess has them as one of our favourites on the island - watch the video for '2009' - from their forthcoming second album. Opening are post-punk trio Extravision - check out their 2018 debut EP.

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

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Bell X1 Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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

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

    Tickets cost €38.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Bailer, Black Coast, Hornets & Bitter Pill

    Fibber Magee's

    Dublin

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

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

    Admission is free and doors open at 9pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019
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    Dec
    2019

    Other Voices

    Dingle

    Co. Kerry

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    The 18th annual Other Voices is set to take place from November 29-December 1 across Dingle, accompanied by the 70+ artist Music Trail. The TV recordings take place at St. James' Church, with tickets made available by competition, and streamed across a variety of venues in the town, and airing on RTÉ2 in 2020. Registration for tickets is priced from €30 upwards, available on Eventbrite.

    Discussion forum Ireland's Edge returns with the theme of Endings + Edges, Bonds + Borderlands, focusing on Brexit, Ireland's place in Europe, the climate, mass migration & the digital revolution. A range of speakers, policy makers, innovators, commentators and artists. Ticket are priced €35 for two dates and €20 for one, available on Eventbrite

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Malcolm Gladwell

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, writer, journalist & podcast host Malcolm Gladwell presents his new book, Talking To Strangers at the Olympia Theatre on November 29. 

    The book's premise is as follows: "How do we make sense of the unfamiliar? Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie? Why do we so often fail to 'get' other people? In a powerful and provocative exploration of why we so often misread other people, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. From the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, to the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath, we discover that strangers are never simple. Few have the ability to show us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. So join him as he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little more about those we don't."

    Tickets are priced from €22.90 from Ticketmaster, and doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    TPM w/Post Punk Podge

    The Kino

    Cork

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    One of the finest rap acts in Ireland, Dundalk siblings TPM play Cork's Kino on November 29 as part of their Heaven Is A Harp-Pint tour. Watch the video for 'Fuck RTE' then go see them.

    Supporting is the magnificent, intense Post-Punk Podge & The Technohippies - check out new single 'Generation Xanax'.

    Admission costs €12. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Fears w/Laura Groves

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Electronic alternative pop artist Fears is set to perform a headline show at the Black Box on November 29. Expect visuals accompanying a set that blends electronic, acoustic samples & vocals - watch her collaborative visual companion for single 'Blood'.

    London-based Bradford songwriter & producer Laura Groves supports. Her debut album, Blue Roses, came out in 2009 on XL Recordings, and she's since worked on many high-profile projects including a composing & touring live score for the BFI, writing and recording alongside Bullion, working with Sampha & Jai Paul's Institute label, and tours as keyboardist, guitarist & vocalist in Bat For Lashes' live band.

    Tickets cost £5 from Resident Advisor. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    TPM & The Deadlians

    Pharmacia

    Limerick

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    One of the finest hip-hop acts in Ireland, Dundalk siblings TPM play Limerick's Pharmacia on November 30 as part of their Heaven Is A Harp-Pint tour. Watch the video for 'Fuck RTE' then go see them.

    Supporting are Dublin misanthropic folk chroniclers The Deadlians - listen on Bandcamp.

    Admission costs €10. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Beatrice Dillon & Wah Wah Wino

    Bello Bar

    Dublin

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    London-based producer, artist & NTS DJ Beatrice Dillon  is set to come to the Bello Bar on November 30, thanks to Enthusiastic Eunuch.

    She's released acclaimed solo records, remixes & collaborations across Hessle Audio, Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Boomkat & beyond, as well as collaborating with visual artists at the likes of Tate, ICA, Southbank Centre, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva and beyond. Check out 'Face A'.

    Supporting will be an incarnation of the adventurous, acclaimed Wah Wah Wino imprint.

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

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Musicians Against Homelessness Festival

    Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    The Nerve Centre in association with MK-Ultra Promotions holds a fundraiser for the Simon Community on November 30. Headlining the main room are Derry psych/garage cult The Barbiturates - check their Bandcamp - alongside punks No CollusionGas Hands, excellent post-punk act InvaderbandUrban ConflictFast Thursday and Zaebuis.

    The second stage features sets from People That Listen To The SkyPaul PJ McCartneyOisín Ó Scolaí and the Virginia SlimsBlack AbbaMiss Mary Jane, Conor Hutcheon, and Daithi Doherty.

    Tickets cost £5 and doors open at 6.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    J.I.D

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Atlanta hip-hop artist J.I.D is set to play his biggest Irish headline show at the Olympia on December 3 - having been upgraded from the Academy due to demand. Steeped in soulful rhythm & an incredible vocal timbre, he's a hot prospect in international hip-hop. Check him out live here.

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

  • 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.

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    Gifted: Sons of Burlap, Andrew McGibbon, Anja & An Auld Lad

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Eastern European-tinged folk rock project Sons of Burlap headline a seasonal Gifted at the Empire on December 4, following the release of their debut album.

    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.

    Supporting are Bonnevilles' frontman Andrew McGibbon, psych-folk singer-songwriter Anja and An Auld Lad.

    Admission costs just £3. Doors open at 9pm.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Enforcer & Skeletal Remains

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    A package of unstoppable 80s action-movie explosion metal comes to the Limelight 2 on December 5. Headlining are crossover thrashers Municpal Waste - check out The Art of Partying for a taste of what they're about.

    Supporting are Oregon thrash band Toxic Holocaust, Swedish anthemic speed metal Enforcer and US death metal act Skeletal Remains.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced £25, or £28 on the door. Doors open at 6pm.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Maija Sofia w/Rachael Lavelle

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Dreamy, folk-rooted Dublin singer-songwriter Maija Sofia launches her debut album, Bath Time, with a show at the Sound House on December 6 with Enthusiastic Eunuch. Check out lead single 'Flowers'.

    Supporting is Rachael Lavelle - check her out on Soundcloud.

    Tickets are available from Billetto f0r €10 early bird, and €12 general admission. 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
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    08
    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 & 8 - 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.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Hot Snakes

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Legendary post-hardcore quartet Hot Snakes play Belfast's Black Box on December 7.

    Led by Rick Friberg & John Reis - who shared time in Pitchfork & Drive Like Jehu, and Reis with Rocket From The Crypt - they formed in 1999. The hardcore garage punks still maintain some level of DIY in their approach, with their most recent album Jericho Sirens showing a still relevant Hot Snakes, despite it being 14 years after its studio predecessor. Check them out Live On KEXP.

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

  • 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.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Hot Snakes

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Legendary post-hardcore quartet Hot Snakes play the Grand Social on December 8.

    Led by Rick Friberg & John Reis - who shared time in Pitchfork & Drive Like Jehu, and Reis with Rocket From The Crypt - they formed in 1999. The hardcore garage punks still maintain some level of DIY in their approach, with their most recent album Jericho Sirens showing a still relevant Hot Snakes, despite it being 14 years after its studio predecessor. Check them out Live On KEXP.

    Tickets cost €27.50 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019
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    10
    Dec
    2019

    Clairo

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Perhaps best known for her 2017 gem ‘Pretty Girl', Massachusetts lo-fi pop artist Claire Cottrill AKA Clairo will return to the Academy on December 9 & 10. She this year released her debut album, expanding & following up on her hugely successful first EP.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €20 upwards, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's a 14+ show.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019
    Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Hozier w/Freya Ridings

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Platinum-selling, Ivor Novello-winning singer-songwriter Hozier headlines Dublin's 3Arena on December 10 & 11 as part of his Wasteland Baby! world tour.

    In March, he released one of the most anticipated Irish albums in years, second album Wasteland Baby! becoming the fourth Irish artist to get a US Number 1 album. Check out the video for its first single 'Movement'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €39.90. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019
    Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Villagers

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Villagers is set to play Cyprus Avenue on December 10 & 11, with the second added due to phenomenal demand.

    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 €30, are available from Cyprus Avenue. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    The Low Anthem

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Americana psych-folk noir act The Low Anthem play the Sound House on December 11 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their renowned third album, 2009's Oh My God Charlie Darwin. Formed in 2006, the five-piece self-released 2 albums before Bella Union put out their aforementioned modern classic.

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

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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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 Voodoo, Belfast on December 11.

    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, priced £13.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Smoothboi Ezra

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    17 year old Wicklow bedroom lo-fi pop artist Smoothboi Ezra plays upstairs at Whelan's on December 11. Check them out on Bandcamp.

    Tickets cost €12 from WAV Tickets.

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    Fontaines D.C.

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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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 they'll play their only Belfast headline of 2019 at the Empire on December 12.

    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 £18 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
    Sat
    14
    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.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Why. Gigs Winter Party: Idles DJ Set, Silverbacks, The Claque & more

    Nerve Centre

    Derry

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    Derry's Why. Gigs holds a huge Winter Party at the Nerve Centre on December 13, headed by a DJ set from Idles.

    Also playing are Dublin post-punk five-piece Silverbacks - watch the video for their excellent 'Dunkirk' - noise-laden project of Girl Band's Alan Duggan, Postcard Versions' Paddy Ormond and Kate Brady, The Claque - check out their first single - with Donegal post-rock outfit Happy Out and Derry punk trio No Collusion.

    Tickets are available here, priced £8, or £10 on the door. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Torche

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    Sludge outfit Torche make a long-awaited return to Belfast on December 13, playing the Palm House for Shizznigh Promotions.

    The Miami outfit released their fifth album, Admission earlier in the year. Beginning as an outright sludge-metal act, they've incorporated elements of black metal, ambience, and even pop sensibility as their career progresses.

    Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, priced from £15-£20. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Dinosaur Pile Up

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    English alternative rock trio Dinosaur Pile Up return to Dublin, playing the Workman's Club on December 13, following the release of new album Celebrity Mansions. Watch the video for 'Back Foot'.

    Tickets 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.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Torche

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Sludgy outfit Torche make a long-awaited return to Dublin, playing the Grand Social on December 14.

    The Miami outfit released their fifth album, Admission earlier in the year. Beginning as an outright sludge-metal act, they've incorporated elements of black metal, ambience, and even pop sensibility as their career progresses.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets and Ticketweb, priced €22. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Idles vs ASIWYFA DJs

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    On December 14, Joe Talbot of Idles and And So I Watch You From Afar share DJ duties in a special seasonal Voodoo show.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Dinosaur Pile Up

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    English alternative rock trio Dinosaur Pile Up return to Belfast, playing Voodoo on December 14, following the release of new album Celebrity Mansions. Watch the video for 'Back Foot'.

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

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019

    Soda Blonde

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Formerly Little Green Cars, alt. pop act Soda Blonde, who are set to headline Whelan's on December 15. Watch the video for 'Swimming Through The Night'.

    Tickets cost €16.50 from Ticketmaster and WAV Tickets. 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.

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019

    Otherkin

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

     

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    Dublin indie-pop outfit Otherkin are calling it a day, with one final farewell Irish tour. They play Dublin's Button Factory on December 20. Watch the video for 'Tombstone'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €17.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019

    New Pagans, Careerist & Catalan!

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Alt. rock outfit New Pagans are set to headline Voodoo on December 22. Check out 'Bloody Soil'.

    Also playing are Careerist (fka Hot Cops) - check out the video for new single 'Slasher' - and danceable indie-punk outfit Catalan! - watch the video for 'OKA'.

    Tickets cost £10 from Ticketmaster and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019

    Junior Brother

    The Palm House

    Belfast

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    One of Ireland's foremost rising talents, Kerry contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ronan Kealy, aka Junior Brotherreturns to Belfast for a headline show at the Palm House on December 22. 'The Back of Her' was one of our Irish tracks of 2018, and spellbinding debut album Pull The Right Rope is a strong contender for Irish album of the year.

    Support comes from Belfast singer-songwriters The Mad DaltonEthan Hanna and Joel Harkin.

    Tickets are available for £5 early bird, or £7 general admission from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Set Theatre

    Kilkenny

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    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Kilkenny's Set Theatre in the first of a run of five Irish dates

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

  • 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
    28
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Limerick's Dolans on December 28 in one of five Irish dates.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

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

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019

    Just Mustard

    Kasbah Social Club

    Belfast

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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 Limerick's Kasbah Social Club on December 28.

    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 Dolans, priced €14. Doors open at 9pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Cork's Cyprus Avenue on December 29 as part of a 5-date Irish tour.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

    Tickets are available from Cyprus Avenue.

  • Mon
    30
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Roisin Dubh

    Galway

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    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at Galway's Roisin Dubh on December 30.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

    Tickets are available from the Roisin Dubh.

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019

    And So I Watch You From Afar Perform Debut Album

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following their run of celebratory shows earlier in the year, And So I Watch You From Afar are set to return to the album that brought them so much international success, and play through their 2009 debut album in its entirety at across five Irish dates, culminating on New Year's Eve at Whelan's.

    2019 marks ten years since the release of the sprawling instrumental LP that inspired a generation of bands not just locally, but globally. It will accompany a limited vinyl repress of the long out-of-print LP, which now fetches no small value. Listen to the modern classic here.

    Tickets are available from WAV Tickets, priced €27.50.

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019

    The Bonnevilles w/The Peculiar & The Scuntz

    The Errigle Inn

    Derry

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    Whiskey-loving Lurgan thrashy garage-blues duo The Bonnevilles - play an early New Years Eve show at the Errigle on Ormeau Road. Watch the video for '10'000'.

    Supporting are The Peculiar and The Scuntz.

    Tickets cost £13.20 from WeGotTickets. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020

    Lankum

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Dublin’s finest experimental folk miscreants Lankum play Dublin's Vicar Street on January 4, just a few months after their last show there, and the release of new album, The Livelong Day.

    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?'.

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

  • 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.

  • Tue
    14
    Jan
    2020

    Slipknot w/Behemoth

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Coinciding with their lauded sixth album hitting Number 1 on UK & Irish charts, Slipknot play the 3Arena on January 14. Taken from their new album & return to form We Are Not Your Kind, watch the video for 'Birth of the Cruel'.

    Supporting are Behemoth.

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

  • 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.

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    Petrol Girls

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Feminist post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls play McHugh's in the first of 3 Irish dates.

    The quartet, rooted in DIY ethos, released new album Cut & Stitch in 2019, and feature members from Austria, Lithuania & the UK. Check out recent single 'Big Mouth'.

    Tickets cost £11.25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    Petrol Girls

    McHugh's Basement

    Belfast

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    Feminist post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls play Whelan's on January 22 as part of their 3-date Irish tour.

    The quartet, rooted in DIY ethos, released new album Cut & Stitch in 2019, and feature members from Austria, Lithuania & the UK. Check out recent single 'Big Mouth'.

    Tickets cost €14 from WAV TicketsTicketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    Xylouris White

    Black Box

    Belfast

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    Drummer Jim White of Dirty 3 and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, AKA Xylouris White, return to Belfast to play the Black Box on January 23 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival, courtesy of Moving On Music.

    Meeting in Melbourne back in 1990, the pair seamlessly combine free jazz, avant-rock and Greek folk to tell tales rooted in history and mythology, unveiling a few truths along the way. This show follows the November release of new album The Sisypheans. Check out 'Forging' live in Dublin's Guerrilla Studios.

    Tickets cost £13 concession from CQAF. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020

    Tim Burgess DJ Set

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    As part of the Out To Lunch Festival in association with Howl, lead singer of The Charlatans & entrepreneur behind Tim Peaks coffee, Tim Burgess is coming to belfast Belfast for an all-out, knees-up, thigh-slapping, head-spinning, body-shaking DJ set.

    Following a year journeying across Europe’s glittering cities and UK festivals including Field Day, Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Festival No.6 and of course, Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess returns with his signature mix of Indie Disco, Electro, Acid House and Britpop. Dropping anything from New Order to Factory Floor, The Clash to De La Soul, with a rare cut here and a re-rub there, Tim works the dancefloor with the deft touch of a master.

    Tickets cost £12.50 from Ticketsolve. Things kick off at 10pm.

  • 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.

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020

    James Yorkston

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Scottish folk musician, and one third of Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, James Yorkston plays the Workman's Club on January 27.

    Having released new album The Route To The Harmonium, his first in five yearsmarking a period of huge creative prolificacy - two albums with Yorkston/Thorne/Khan and his debut novel came out in the interim. Recorded almost entirely by Yorkston in his loft studio in small Scottish fishing village Cellardyke, watch the video for 'Shallow'.

    Tickets are priced €19.80 from Ticketweb. 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.

  • Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    The Wildhearts, Backyard Babies & CKY

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    A hard rock trifecta takes place at the Limelight on January 29, headlined by The Wildhearts. They've just released mini-album Diagnosis, following their first LP in a decade with the original lineup - check out 'Dislocated'.

    Sharing the bill on the UK tour are Swedish sleaze rock outfit Backyard Babies - they've recently released new album Silver and Gold - and Philly riff-rockers CKY.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Odd Morris

    Upstairs @ Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Hyped act Odd Morris play upstairs at Whelan's on January 31.

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

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Isobel Campbell

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Scottish songstress Isobel Campbell plays Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on February 1. The Glasgow-born former Belle & Sebastian singer-songwriter & cellist has just released new album There Is No Other14 years on from her last solo album outright - not including her work with Mark Lanegan. Check out the video for 'Ant Life'.

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

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Sturgill Simpson

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of his generation's most gifted alt. country songwriters, Sturgill Simpson, who has earned crossover acclaim for his 2016 masterpiece, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, returns to Vicar Street for a show on February 1 in support of new album Sound & Fury. His music has moved more into electonic rock territory, while holding onto his roots.

    A Sailor's Guide... earned a Best Country Album Grammy, as well as a nomination for Best Album, and his latest LP has an accompanying Netflix anime film, directed by Jumpei Mizusaki. Check the video for 'Sing Along'.

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

  • 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.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Algiers

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Socially active post-punk/gospel quartet Algiers return to Dublin, playing Whelan's on February 8.

    Oft-described as dystopian soul, their recent input has been instilled with the principles of the Black Panther movement, challenging systematic oppression with recent collaborative audiovisual piece Can the Sub_Bass Speak? as part of web installation There Is No Year.

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

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Polyphia

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Virtuosic instrumental trap outfit Polyphia play the Grand Social on February 8 in one of two Irish dates following the release of new album New Levels New Devils. Watch the video for 'G.O.A.T.'.

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

  • Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020

    Polyphia

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Virtuosic instrumental trap outfit Polyphia play the Empire on February 9 in the latter of two Irish dates following the release of new album New Levels New Devils. Watch the video for 'G.O.A.T.'.

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

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020
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    11
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    It's over half a decade since their Mercury-nominated last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, playing a short of Irish shows, kicking off with two shows on February 10 & 11 at Vicar Street - the latter added due to demand.

    Recorded with John Congleton, the date follows the January release of their fifth album. Watch the video for 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)'.

    Tickets cost €34.15 from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    It's over half a decade since their Mercury-nominated last album, but Bombay Bicycle Club are back, playing a pair of Irish shows, with the latter at the Ulster Hall on February 12.

    Recorded with John Congleton, the date follows the January release of their fifth album. Watch the video for 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)'.

    Tickets cost £31.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • 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.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Supergrass are set to play two Irish dates as part of their forthcoming reunion tour. The Gaz Coombes-fronted Britpop legends will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on February 14.

    Band member Danny Goffey said, “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.” This comes off the back of the release of their 1994-2008 career-spanning Greatest Hits. 

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

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Black Midi

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    The UK's most hyped guitar band, Black Midi, play their debut Dublin date at The Button Factory on February 14. The mathy, krauty, genre-hopping London-based quartet released their debut album Schlagenheim to a Mercury Nomination. 

    Tickets are priced €16.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    Black Midi w/Ill Japonia

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    The UK's most hyped guitar band, Black Midi, play the Ulster Sports Club on February 15. The mathy, krauty, genre-hopping London-based quartet released their debut album Schlagenheim to a Mercury Nomination. 

    Supporting is Bo Ningen bassist/frontwoman Taigen Kawabe, aka Ill Japonia.

    Tickets are priced £13 from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    The HU

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Mongolian metal outfit The HU play the Limelight 1 on February 15 following the release of their acclaimed debut album The Gereg.

    A unique blend of heavy rock & metal with Mongolian throat singing, they've exploded online - check out 'The Great Chinggis Khaan'.

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

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020

    The Hu

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Mongolian metal outfit The Hu play the Academy on February 16 following the release of their acclaimed debut album The Gereg.

    A unique blend of heavy rock & metal with Mongolian throat singing, they've exploded online - check out 'The Great Chinggis Khaan'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    Supergrass

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Supergrass are set to play two Irish dates as part of their forthcoming reunion tour. The Gaz Coombes-fronted Britpop legends will play Belfast's Ulster Hall on February 17.

    Band member Danny Goffey said, “Everything aligned for us to make this happen for 2020. It was the first time that we collectively felt the buzz to get back in a room together and play the songs. We’re extremely excited to get out there and bring a bit of Supergrass joy to all our fans… and their extended families.” This comes off the back of the release of their 1994-2008 career-spanning Greatest Hits. 

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

  • 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.

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2020

    Franc Moody

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Hefty on the sweaty basement bassline, funk-pop quintet Franc Moody return to Dublin, playing the Button Factory on February 26.

    The London outfit has amassed quite the following over the few years, with singles like 'Dopamine' making cool the grooves of Jamiroquai in 2019.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €20.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Damien Jurado

    The Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Master songwriter Damien Jurado gives a solo performance at the Liberty Hall Theatre on February 28.

    He debuted back on Sub Pop in the mid-90's with his Motorbike and Trampoline albums, and has maintained a shockingly consistent run of records exploring the esoteric and mundane. His latest album, In the Shape of a Storm is easily his sparsest yet. Recorded over two hours on one afternoon, it features Jurado's voice & acoustic guitar, with occasional accompaniment with some Nashville guitar peppered in. Check out his recent Paste session.

    Tickets are available, priced at €25, from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Clannad - Farewell Tour

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    In their 50th Anniversary year, 15 million-plus selling folk & traditional Irish act Clannad are bowing out with a run of Irish shows, including a performance at the Waterfront Hall on February 29.

    Tickets are priced from £40, available from the Waterfront.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Blossoms

    Cyprus Avenue

    Cork

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play Cyprus Avenue on February 29, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available here. 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.

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    Dolan's

    Limerick

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the Dolan's, Limerick on March 1, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

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

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020

    Hot 8 Brass Band

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    New Orleans Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band play Dublin's Academy on March 1.

    Their old-school street brass approach has seen them shoot to huge international success with covers of classics - check out 'Ghost Town'.

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

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Editors

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Editors celebrate the release of their greatest hits collection with a show at Vicar Street on March 2. 

    The album will include 13 hits from across their 15 year career and 6 studio albums, as well as some new material. Check out the video for one of those new singles, 'Frankenstein'.

    Tickets are priced €37 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020

    Clannad - Farewell Tour

    Cork Opera House

    Cork

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    In their 50th Anniversary year, 15 million-plus selling folk & traditional Irish act Clannad are bowing out with a run of Irish shows, including a performance Cork Opera House on March 2.

    Tickets are priced from €49.20, available from the Cork Opera House.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The 1975

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Mancunian electronic-hued indie-pop quartet The 1975 return to the 3Arena on March 3 following the release of their fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form.

    Formed in Manchester in 2002 as teenagers, this tour follows the release ofthird album, they've grown to become possibly the UK's biggest band - check out the video for 'People'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €46.20.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    The Aristocrats

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Rock/fusion outfit The Aristocrats are set to play the Button Factory on March 3 as part of their European Tour.

    Featuring the virtuosic trio of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann, they've released several acclaimed albums blending jazz, rock, pop, metal, and at times country, in a playful, yet seriously accomplished brew. Check them out live.

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

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Alongside the release of their new album, titled The Undivided FiveA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the band play Dublin's National Concert Hall on March 3. It's the duo's first album in three years - stream their new double A-side here. Expect an ethereal, deeply immersive performance.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie, priced €27.50.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play Belfast's Limelight on March 3, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar, priced £20. Doors open at 7pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    First Church, Rosemary Street

    Belfast

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    Alongside the release of their new album, titled The Undivided FiveA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the band have announced an all-ages show at Rosemary Street's wonderfully intimate First Chirch on March 4. It's the duo's first in three years - stream their new double A-side here. Expect an ethereal, deeply immersive performance.

    Tickets are available from TicketWeb, priced £22.50. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020
    Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020

    RTÉ Concert Orchestra Perform Leonard Cohen

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    The world-class ensemble that makes up the Rté Concert Orchestra, following a well-received All Together Now performance, bring the songs of Leonard Cohen to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 4 & 5.

    Tickets are priced from €59.50. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020

    Blossoms

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester psych-pop quintet Blossoms play the the Olympia Theatre on March 4, following the release of new album Foolish Loving Spaces.

    Their glistening, technicolour indie-pop has struck a chord, selling out shows across the UK - check out the video for 'Your Girlfriend'.

    Support comes from The Lathums.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Jon Hopkins

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin

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    As part of his Polarity tour of 2020, Jon Hopkins will return to Ireland to play the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 6.

    Following on from his Singularity tour, shaped by his experiences with meditative and trance-like states, this tour will tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music. By going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” He'll be playing grand piano at points, and joined onstage by a group of musicians & long-time friends, including producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams, vocalist/arranger Emma Smith, and cellist Laura Moody.

    Tickets are priced €40 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    YBN Cordae

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Young hip-hop artist YBN Cordae headlines the Academy on March 7. The hotly-tipped rapper recently performed on the Tonight Show with Anderson Paak - check it out.

    Tickets, priced €25, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm and it's a 14+ show.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    George

    The Sound House

    Dublin

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    Percussive, spiky electronic pop artist Georgia plays the Sound House on March 7. This follows the release of new LP Seeking Thrills - watch the video for 'Never Let You Go'.

    Tickets cost €13.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020

    The Regrettes

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    LA indie-pop trio The Regrettes play The Academy 2 on March 12 in a 14+ show. Check out recent single 'I Dare You'.

    Tickets cost €15.45 from Ticketmaster.

  • 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
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Nada Surf

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    New York alternative rock band Nada Surf play the Button Factory on March 14.

    Having formed in 1992, they're best known for 'Popular', from their 1996 debut album, and they've recently been celebrating the 20th anniversary of North 6th Street, a long-unavailable collection of early demos from their initial formation. They're currently working on their ninth studio album.

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

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady: A Celebration of a Classic Album

    The Hub

    Kilkenny

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, starting at The Hub, for Kilkenny TradFest on March 14.

    Released in 1977, it quickly became a landmark of the genre, with these performances being accompanied by Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, both of whom performed on the original LP - which was produced by Lunny.

    Tickets cost €46.50.

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady: A Celebration of a Classic Album

    Royal Theatre

    Castlebar

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, playing the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in Co. Mayo.

    Released in 1977, it quickly became a landmark of the genre, with these performances being accompanied by Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, both of whom performed on the original LP - which was produced by Lunny.

    Tickets cost €46.50.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the November release of their first album in 13 years, WhoThe Who headline the 3Arena on March 18. Drawing together themes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, music theft, spirituality and beyond, the band have renewed their creative juices and written & recorded the album over the last two years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady: A Celebration of a Classic Album

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, playing Vicar Street on March 18.

    Released in 1977, it quickly became a landmark of the genre, with these performances being accompanied by Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, both of whom performed on the original LP - which was produced by Lunny.

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

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

    Andy Irvine & Paul Brady: A Celebration of a Classic Album

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Master musicians & songwriters Andy Irvine & Paul Brady revisit one of the greatest Irish folk & traditional albums ever written with a short run of dates, finishing up at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on March 19.

    Released in 1977, it quickly became a landmark of the genre, with these performances being accompanied by Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, both of whom performed on the original LP - which was produced by Lunny.

    Tickets cost £38 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    The Lost Brothers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on March 20.

    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 are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    William Duvall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William Duvall headlines Whelan's on March 25. His solo material thus far entirely accoustic, there's an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel - check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

    Tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets. 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.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Elbow

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The Guy Garvey-fronted Elbow are set to play the 3Arena on March 28 as part of the tour for their latest album, Giants of All Sizes, which came out in October. Check out the video for 'Empires'.

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

  • 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
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Agnes Obel

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter Agnes Obel plays Vicar Street on March 29, accompanying her latest album. Expect music from her award-winning & platinum-selling PhilharmonicsAventine and Citizen of Glass. Check her out live in Berlin.

    Tickets cost €32 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Elbow

    The Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    The Guy Garvey-fronted Elbow are set to play Belfast's Waterfront Hall on March 29 as part of the tour for their latest album, Giants of All Sizes, which came out in October. Check out the video for 'Empires'.

    Tickets are available from The Waterfront.

  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2020

    Night Cafe w/Dreamers & Roman Lewis

    The Academy 2

    Dublin

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    Liverpool quartet The Night Cafe play the Academy 2 on March 30 following a sickess-related rescheduling. August saw the release of debut album 0151, following a string of singles & the Bunkbed EP.

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

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020

    Night Cafe

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Liverpool quartet The Night Cafe play Belfast's Voodoo on March 31. This August saw the release of debut album 0151, following a string of singles & the Bunkbed EP.

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

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

    Snoop Dogg w/Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice & D12

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The one and only Snoop Dogg plays Dublin's 3Arena on April 9 as part of his I Wanna Thank Me Tour, with appearances from D12Warren G and Obie Trice, amongst others.

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

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2020

    Snoop Dogg

    The SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    The one and only Snoop Dogg plays the SSE Arena on April 10, just ten days before his spiritual birthday. This comes as part of his I Wanna Thank Me Tour, with appearances from D12Warren G and Obie Trice, amongst others.

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

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020

    Bon Iver

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver is set to return to Dublin. Having last played the venue back in 2012, the Wisconsin artist and his band will play 3Arena on Sunday, May 3. Support on the night comes from Big Red Machine, Vernon’s side-project with the National’s Aaron Dessner.

    Tickets range from €49.50-€54.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2020

    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 May 4th - rescheduled from their November date.

    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, and all tickets remain valid.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his hugely acclaimed GhosteenNick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to Dublin, playing the 3Arena on May 8.

    Ghosteen is the seventeenth album from Cave & the Bad Seeds, and is their most unanimously well-received yet. A rare gem of a double album, it explores ideas of empathy and faith, with subtle beauty. Listen to the title track here.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2020

    Tindersticks

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Following the release of new album No Treasure But Hope, Nottingham alternative rockers Tindersticks are set to play the National Concert Hall on May 24.

    The famously eclectic act are known for their orchestral backing, lounge jazz and soul influence, with No Treasure But Hope being their twelfth album to date. Watch the video for new single 'The Amputees'.

    Tickets are available from NCH.ie.

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
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    27
    May
    2020

    Huun-Huur-Tu

    The Sugar Club

    Dublin

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    Tuva - a republic situated on the Mongolian-Russian border - group Huun-Huur-Tu play The Sugar Club on May 26 & 27, following a pair of hypnotic sold-out shows in 2019.

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

    Tickets are available from The Sugar Club and Ticketmaster, priced €21. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2020

    JC Stewart

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Young Northern Irish pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays his biggest Irish show to date at the Academy on May 27. Check out latest single 'Bones'.

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

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    JC Stewart

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Young Northern Irish pop singer-songwriter JC Stewart plays his biggest Irish show to date at The Limelight on May 28. Check out latest single 'Bones'.

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

  • 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.

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2020

    Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen by Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following sellout shows at the likes of Pepper Canister Church, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways bring their tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen to the Olympia Theatre on May 31.

    The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon will celebrate many of Cohen's best-loved live works, leading a masterful collective including Will Merrigan on bass, Dave Clancy on keys, Beoga legend Eamon Murray on drums, alongside string and brass sections. The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, who combine to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies.

    Tickets cost €31.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020

    Iron Maiden

    Ormeau Park

    Belfast

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    Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden are set for a Belfast return.

    Having last played the city in August 2018 as part of their Legacy of the Beast tour, the Bruce Dickinson-fronted band will play Belfast’s Ormeau Park as part of Belsonic on Monday, June 15th.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    21
    Jun
    2020

    An Evening With Randy Newman

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Pianist and masterful singer-songwriter Randy Newman returns to Dublin to play Vicar Street on June 20 & 21, with the latter added due to demand.

    Debuting back in 1968 with his eponymous debut album, he's become a master of wry, self-deprecating and socially astute storytelling in pop music's confines, earning a universal respect over the years. Commercially, he's known for his Grammy-winning work on Toy Story & A Bug's Life, among others, but look to Sail Away and Good Old Boys. Watch him perform 'Political Science' from the Old Grey Whistle Test, and his sensational NPR Tiny Desk concert from 2018.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €81. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020

    Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer

    RDS Arena

    Dublin

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    Green DayFall Out Boy and Weezer are set to team up for a show in Dublin as part of their global Hella Mega stadium tour. The three bands will play RDS Arena on June 29th.

    Tickets cost €79.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020

    Caribou

    Iveagh Gardens

    Dublin

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    The ever forward-pushing Dan Snaith aka Caribou makes his return to Dublin in the first announcement of the Iveagh Gardens' summer series. The Canadian artist will play on Saturday, July 11th in the penultimate date on a string of 2020 dates. Stream new track ‘Home’.

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

  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Returning at long last as part of their Backbone tour, Status Quo play the Waterfront Hall on October 5.

    Quo will be performing hits from across their five decade career, including their latest album, Backbone, their highest charting album of new material for 37 years. This tour sees the band’s return to the stage, as part of a major European tour, after largely taking a break in 2019. 

    Tickets are available from the Waterfront.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2020

    Status Quo

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Returning at long last as part of their Backbone tour, Status Quo play the Olympia Theatre on October 6.

    Quo will be performing hits from across their five decade career, including their latest album, Backbone, their highest charting album of new material for 37 years. This tour sees the band’s return to the stage, as part of a major European tour, after largely taking a break in 2019. 

    Tickets are priced from €56, from Ticketmaster. 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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