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Ticket giveaways this week:

  • Tuesday: Jenn Grant, Mama Kinn @ Whelan’s
  • Friday: The Beatyard: Young Hearts Run Free: Normski, Jazzy Jeff @ Twisted Pepper
  • Saturday:  @ The Academy
  • Saturday: Not Saying Boo: Rinse FM with Bicep[email protected] Pepper (10:30pm)
  • Sunday: Major Problems presents: Torn Hawk (Live) / TR-One / Boya + Daire Carolan[email protected] Warehouse (10:30pm)

How to enter to win – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 3pm latest for weekend gigs.

Tuesday April 29th

Wednesday April 30th

  • The Amazing Snakeheads @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€15)
    [Rock] Snarling Glasgow Begbie psychedelic rock.
  • Joan As Policewoman @ Button Factory (€20)
    [Pop/rock] Joan Wasser has returned with a more soulful set.
  • Yuck @ The Workman’s Club (€16,.50)
    [Rock] London based, shoegaze noise rockers

Thursday May 1st

  • Banter: A conversation about Frank @ Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free but limited)
    [Talk] Lenny Abrahamson, Domhnall Gleeson and Stephen Rennicks talk about the film.
  • Jack presents MK, Annabel Englund, Tough Love[email protected] Theatre (€33.50)
    [House] Mark Kinchen upgrades to the big room of the Olympia.
  • THE CLUBHOUSE: ZZZ’s@ The Grand Social (€5, 11pm)
    [New club] Japanesefemale 3-piece band play live. Plus Bitch Falcon.
  • The Beatyard: Junior Spesh/Subject presents DJ E-Z  @ Twisted Pepper (€12, 10pm)
    [DJ] See his Boiler Room set.

Friday May 2nd

  • The Beatyard: Mo Kolours, All City DJs @ The Bernard Shaw (Free, 8pm)
    [Hip-hop] Free show from the Mauritian UK rapper/beatmaker. Has a song about his dog. 
  • May Day Fest @ Twisted Pepper (Free, 8pm)
    [Hip-hop] We’re Not Leaving present talks/workshops on topics impacting the youth crisis in Ireland, followed by live music/DJs: Fox E And The Good Hands, Gi, Costello and more. (Details)
  • Lake Street Dive @ Whelan’s (€17)
    [Jazz/soul pop] Boston band on the rise.
  • Barretstown Inspirations @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin (€36.50)
    [Charity]  Jack L, The Riptide Movement, The Stunning, The 4 Of Us, Paddy Casey, Republic Of Loose, The Hot Sprockets and the Barretstown Allstars.
  • Good Vibrations Screening with Terri Hooley & Guests @ The Sugar Club (€12)
    [Folk/pop]  Screening of the  film about Terri Hooley’s musical escapades in Belfast. Plus Q&A.
  • The Beatyard: Young Hearts Run Free: Normski @ Twisted Pepper (€13,  WIN TICKETS)
    [Rap] British rapper, DJ, and businessman, known for his work as a BBC television presenter. Q+A and afterparty. Free to DJ Jazzy Jeff for first 30 people.
  • The Beatyard: DJ Jazzy Jeff [email protected] Pepper (€20, 10pm)
    [DJ] Will Smith’s former partner in crime. 
  • Black Dot – “TIME” Single Release Party @ The Pygmalion (Free before 12, 10pm)
    [Dance]  Black Dot will guest at White Collar Boy’s residency in Pygmalion to launch his first release.
  • Unfinished Business @ Mabos, Hanover Quay, Dublin (€11-€15, BYOB)
    [Electronic] Electronic hypnotics from Adultrock, folk multi-instrumentalist Sive and a debut show from dream-poppers Lyttet.

Saturday May 3rd

  • The Big Blue Festival: Feather (Live) + DJ sets from Richie Kaboogie and T-woc, Manma Saor @ The Bernard Shaw (4pm, Free)
    [All-dayer] A day long event of pizza, experimental food, talks, workshops, live music, DJs,  Free pizza and craft beer tasting during the day.
  • May Day Fest @ Twisted Pepper (Free, 8pm)
    [Hip-hop] We’re Not Leaving present talks/workshops on topics impacting the youth crisis in Ireland, followed by live music/DJs: Fox E And The Good Hands, Gi, Costello and more. (Details)
  • Cancelled due to illness:  @ The Academy (WIN TICKETS)
    [Pop] Awesome Danish singer returns. 
  • The Robots @ The Village (€10)
    [Tribute] Kraftwerk tribute band.
  • Squarehead, The Notas, Otherkin, Fuck Puppies @ House Party, Clontarf Road (Free)
    [Alternative] Third SOMA gig.
  • State’s Faces of May @ The Mercantile (Free)
    [New live bands] HARE SQUEAD, The Ground Will Shake and Sights Distorted play.
  • Big Daddy Kane @ The Sugar Club (€17.50)
    [Rap] Old skool.  ‘Ain’t No Halfsteppin’
  • Burnin’ Up @ The Grand Social (Free, 11pm)
    [Disco] Return of Kelly-Anne Byrne’s disco night.
  • Not Saying Boo: Rinse FM with Bicep[email protected] Pepper (10:30pm, WIN TICKETS, €15)
    [Electronic] Belfast house jack masters.
  • Hidden Agenda: Dmitri From Paris[email protected] Factory (€15)
    [Dance] First appearance from the House man in 9 years. Plus Get Down Edits.
  • Abstract & Pygmalion Present H.O.S.H[email protected] Pyg (€10-€15, 10pm)
    [Disco/house] Solid Diynamic DJ – Sample a track here.

Bank Holiday Sunday May 4th

Monday May 5th

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