February

Kendrick Lamar @ The 3Arena

Thursday February 7th

Renowned American rapper and winner of five Grammy awards this year brings the tour of his fourth album Damn to Dublin. Support on the night comes from James Blake.


Franz Ferdinand @ The Olympia

Sunday February 11th

Glasgow indie-pop three-piece release their fifth studio album Always Ascending on February 9th on Domino Records, their first album release in five years since Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action back in 2013. They also play Leisureland Galway on February 10th.

Public Access TV @ The Academy

Tuesday February 13th

New album Street Safari from the New York post-punk four-piece is out on February 23rd on Cinematic Music Group.

Paul Weller @ The Olympia

February 12th, 13th, 14th

British singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Jam released his latest solo album A Kind Revolution in May last year. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of The Jam’s debut album In The City.

Jake Bugg @ Whelan’s

February 16th and 17th

23-year-old Nottingham native indie-folk singer-songwriter Jake Bugg released his self-titled debut album in 2012 at the age of 18. His fourth album Hearts That Strain was released in September 2017. Both Whelan’s dates are sold out.

Rex Orange County @ The Academy

Saturday February 17th

20-year-old English singer-songwriter Alex O’Connor released his debut record bcos u will never be free in 2015 and has since collaborated with international artists such as Tyler, The Creator.

Vance Joy @ The Olympia Theatre

Tuesday February 20th

Australian singer-songwriter James Gabriel Keogh signed to Atlantic Records back in 2013. His debut album God Loves You When You’re Dancing was released the same year which included the hit single ‘Riptide’.

Dermot Kennedy @ The Olympia Theatre

Thursday February 22nd

Irish folk singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy has released singles such as ‘Glory’, ‘After Rain’ and more recently ‘Moments Passed’ which have earned him over 50 million streams on Spotify collectively. He has toured with Glen Hansard and James Vincent McMorrow. Now he plays his own sold-out show. His entire European and US tour is sold out.

Peggy Gou @ District 8

Friday February 23rd

Berlin-based Peggy Gou is a DJ and producer has been steadily building her profile over the last couple of years. She has a new EP coming on Ninja Tune on March 2nd on Ninja Tune and new track ‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’ is out now.

Wyvern Lingo @ The Button Factory

Friday 23rd February

Karen Cowley, Caoimhe Barry, Saoirse Duane are a soulful, R&B, pop three-piece from Bray. Their track ‘I Love You Sadie’ featured at number one on Nialler9’s top Irish songs of 2017. This gig co-insides with the album release date, they also play a number of other dates around the country.

King Gizzard and The Lizzard @ The Olympia

Friday February 23rd

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are an Australian seven-piece psychedelic-rock band who released an impressive four albums last year.

Daniel Wang @ Wigwam

Saturday February 24th

Californian born Taiwan raised producer Daniel Wang has been releasing music since 1993. He has become well known for his energetic and high-energy disco-soul sets.

All My Friends: Tribal Dance, Molly Sterling, Tanjier, Amie Le Boom @ Tramline

Wednesday February 28th

A brand new live music and club night presented by Nialler9 featuring new and emerging bands followed into the night with DJs til late.


March

Khruangbin @ Whelan’s

Sunday March 4th

This Texas psychedelic trio’s music mixes “1960’s funk scene in Thailand, 1970’s Persian rock music, and 1980’s Algerian Symphonia with a dash of disco, soul, and Balearic music”. They released this second album Con Todo El Mundo this month.

Daniel Avery @ District 8

Saturday March 10th

London-based producer Daniel Avery announced earlier this year that he will be releasing his new album Song For Alpha a follow up from his last album Drone Logic which was released in 2013.

Rejjie Snow @ The Olympia Theatre

Monday March 12th

24-year-old hip-hop artist from Dublin, Rejjie Snow plays 29-dates in Europe and the UK this year. Dear Annie, his long-awaited debut album finally gets a release on February 16th.

Bitch Falcon @ Bowery

Thursday March 15th

Dublin grunge-rock trio Bitch Falcon released their live track favourite ‘Of Heart’ late last year. They were one of the 10 Irish acts that played Eurosonic this year.

Sigrid @ The Academy

Friday March 23rd

21-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter released her debut single ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ on Island Records last year. Her latest single ‘Strangers’ went to number one in the UK charts this week.

Dream Wife @ The Workman’s Club

Sunday March 25th

London-based Icelandic punk-rock trio’s release their self-titled debut album on January 28th Via Lucky Number.

Belle and Sabastian @ Vicar Street

Monday and Tuesday March 26th and 27th

Glasgow indie-pop legends Belle and Sabastian most recently released a three part EP series How To Solve Our Human Problems which featured tracks such as ‘We Were Beautiful’. Joining them on tour is a Nialler9 favourite Julien Baker

@ The Olympia Theatre

Monday March 26th

Danish Electro-pop producer and singer-songwriter has been releasing music since 2014, collaborating with artists such as Iggy Azalea in the same year. This UK and Ireland tour was supposed to go ahead last year but was then rescheduled for early 2018.

Phoenix @ The Olympa Theatre

Tuesday March 27th

French indie-pop band four-piece are best known for tracks such as ‘1901’ and ‘Lisztomania have never played their own headline show here (so this is a big one).

Mount Kimbie And Actress @ The Button Factory

Saturday March 31th

English electronic duo consisting of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, Mount Kimbie’s third album What Love Survives delved into an electronic 80s-inspired post-punk territory, with guests features from Micachu, King Krule and James Blake. For ths appearance, it’ll be a BB DJ set with the enigmatic Actress.


April

Joe Goddard @ Pyg

Sunday April 1st

Joe Goddard is one-fifth of English indie electronic band Hot Chip and one-half of The 2 Bears and he makes solid remixes and tunes including this highlight from 2017:

Arcade Fire @ The 3Arena

Friday April 6th

Canadian indie-rock stars Arcade Fire released their fifth studio album Everything Now
last year and while reaction was mixed and there have been reports of poorly-attended shows, they still remain a unique live proposition.

Goat Girl @ The Workman’s Club

Friday April 13th

Bristol dream-pop band Goat Girl played an Irish gig last year in Whelan’s as the support act for The Moonlandings. This year they are back for their own headline show.

Eden @ The Olympia Theatre

Tuesday April 24th

22-year-old singer-songwriter and producer Jonathon Ng plays a hometown gig in Dublin, following 27 shows in the US. He recently spoke to Nialler9 about his career to date.

The Streets @ The Olympia Theatre

Monday and Tuesday 16th and 17th of April

Mike Skinner is back in Dublin with The Streets for two sold-out shows. He played the District Magazine Christmas Party back in December.

Dua Lipa @ The Olympia Theatre

Monday and Tuesday April 9th and 10th.

22-year-old English singer-songwriter released her debut self-titled album last year which featured the popular track ‘New Rules’. Both her Dublin dates are sold out.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ The Olympia Theatre

Wednesday April 18th

American folk, rhythm and blues singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is set to release new album Tearing At The Seams in March this year Stax Records. His latest track ‘You Worry Me’ came out earlier this month.


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