Lisa Hannigan has teamed up with An Postto raise funds for the Dublin Simon Community via Lisa singing a cover of ‘The Christmas Waltz’ as sung by Frank Sinatra in 1954. The song is featured on the ad for An Post and all €1 purchases of the track go towards Simon.


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Ticket freebies this week:

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Monday December 16th

Tuesday December 17th

Wednesday December 18th

Thursday December 19th

Friday December 20th

Saturday December 21st

  • Delorentos play 2 gigs @ Unitarian Church (3pm), Whelan’s (8pm) – €25/€17.50 for evening show
    [Rock] Acoustic set in the afternoon, electric in the evening and DJ set in The Parlour Bar after. 
  • The Run Ons and Cryboys @ Anseo (3pm ,€5)
    [Rock] Skive off from Xmas shopping. “Expect guitars, guitars, glasses, drums, bass and beer, along with a double bill of six string fuelled power pop”
  • Bell X1 @ Vicar Street (SOLD OUT)
    [Rock] Closing out another successful year. 
  • Human Music Xmas Party @ Rock n Roll Warehouse  (€22 with bus, €10)
    [Alt] Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, North Strand Kontra Band, The Hassle Merchants  and more. 15 bands and 10 DJs in a ballroom. 
  • Big Itch Club @ Thomas House (9pm, €3.99)
    [Rock] w/ Count_tornado, the objectorZ, The Pacifics & The Legendary Vicious Pricks
  • Mixtapes From The Underground @ Mabos (€10/€15, BYOB)
    [Rap] live improvised Hip-Hop/Jazz collective plus DJs.
  • I Am The Cosmos, Terrierz, Elastic Witch DJs @ Twisted Pepper (€10 )
    [Moody disco] The creators of my Irish album of the year close their year with a rare live show. 
  • The Sugar Club Christmas Cracker @ The Sugar Club (€12.50/€10)
    [Electronic/rock] Somadrone, Sunken Foal, David Kitt Dj Set , Tu-Ki and Cry Boys. Plus  Sally Cinnamon, Dj Scope and Will Dempsey
  • Meltybrains?, Alarmist, Clu @ Block B (€10, BYOB)
    [Rock] A warehouse gets turned into a venue with visuals and a stage built by Slipdraft. 
  • The Hidden Agenda Xmas Party @ Button Factory (€5-€10)
    [Dance] Frank B, Jon Averill, Lasertom (live), Shocko (live)
  • No Spill Blood @  Bello Bar (€10)
    [rock] Supercharged synth rock
  • Spies Xmas Party @  The Grand Social (€8)
    [Indie-rock] Third annual seasonal soiree.
  • Sense: Daithí @ The Academy (€10 11pm)
    [Dance] Galway house-fiddler will be joined by all of the female musicians on his songs: Liza Flume, Raye, Senita and a fancy lighting setup. 
  • POGO: Surge & 12Sundays present DVS1 & Horse Meat Disco @ Twisted Pepper (10:30pm, €12/€15)
    [Dance] Lashing out the disco/house and techno.  

Sunday December 22nd

Monday December 23rd

  • The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow @ Whelan’s (€16.50)
    [Show] Punk, Circus, carnival and RSAG on drums. Also Sunday.
  • The Radiomade Christmas party @ The Sugar Club (€10, 9pm)
    [Party] Miss Kate and the Higher State, VANN MUSIC,Billy Scurry and more.
  • The Waterboys @ Convention Centre Dublin (€44.50)
    [Classic] Present Fisherman’s Blues Revisited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their classic album.

Tuesday December 24th

  • Christmas Eve vibez.

Thursday December 26th – Stephen’s Day

Friday December 27th

Saturday December 28th

Sunday December 29th

Sunday December 30th

  • NYE and the City @ various places (Afternoon, free )
    [Acoustic] Hard Working Class Heroes bands play around the city.  Also NYE. 
  • Happenings and Nialler9 presents: New Year’s Thieves  @ The Sugar Club (€20)
    [Film/music/food & more] Lisa O’Neill, Come On Live Long, Chequerboard, The Apartment, Gruel Guerilla, Donal Dineen, Ships’ Sorcha, Synth Eastwood. MEGA. 
  • Sorcha Richardson @ Whelan’s (€10)
    [Folk] New York-based folkie gets a show in while she’s home for Chrimbo.

Monday December 31st

Posted on December 16th, 2013



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 Highlights:  Le Galaxie,  Action Bronson, State’s Midnight Mass with Skelocrats and more, Hidden Agenda’s Xmas Party with Frank B, Toby Kaar and Krystal Klear, Forward/Slash with Tara Masterson Hally, xxxy, On The Record presents 2013, Alex Metric, Twinkranes with Girls Names.

The Nialler9 Gig Guide is the weekly list of  personally recommended Dublin gigs taking place over the next seven days published every Tuesday. It’s not intended to list all gigs taking place, but ones deemed the most interesting and unmissable. All times are 7:30/8:00pm unless stated.  If you’re looking for tickets to sold out gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter.

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Full recommended gigs list & freebies →

Posted on December 18th, 2012




Owensie’s second album Citizens (listen here) is definitely in my top five Irish albums of the year. Here’s a new Christmas song ‘The Old Breadline’ he recorded for the charitable benefit of St Gabriel’s School and Centre in Limerick.

It’s out today via Out On A Limb Records on iTunes and Bandcamp. Artwork by Darragh Nolan of Sacred Animals. More about St. Gabriel’s below.

Posted on December 7th, 2012




Highlights:  State’s Midnight Mass with Toby Kaar, Kool Thing, Little Xs For Eyes, Bitches With Wolves, Come On Live Long and more, Lisa Hannigan’s three headline gigs, Skream, Spies Seasonal Soiree, Loud Mouth Compilation Volume 3 Launch Party, The Jimmy Cake, POGO/HSSH’s Stephen’s Day Bash… Oh and Christmas.

A list of recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30/8pm unless stated. Feel free to recommend gigs in the comments as this post gets a lot of eyes every week.

See the full 7 day gig guide …»

Posted on December 20th, 2011




A list of personally recommended events taking place over the next seven days in Dublin. All times are 7.30pm/8pm unless stated. Feel free to leave your picks in the comments.

A special bumper gig guide covering all Christmas and New Year’s Eve gigs of notice. If you know of any other relevant NYE events taking place stick them in the comments. A special mention for State’s third annual Midnight Mass with We Are Losers, We Cut Corners, Sleep Thieves plus three special guest bands also playing at The Mercantile on Wednesday 22nd. It’s FREEEEEEEE and kicks off at 9pm.

See the week’s full gig guide ..»

Posted on December 20th, 2010



Amazing. Rage against the Machine appeared on BBC Radio 5 live this 9am morning to support the internet campaign to get ‘Killing in the Name Of’ to number one for Christmas. After a few minutes talk, the band played the song live and the inevitable happened…

(via State)

Posted on December 17th, 2009