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The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week

The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week


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All door times are 7:30pm/8pm unless stated.

Tuesday May 10th


The Road To The Great Escape @ Whelan’s (€15 per day, €27 for two)
Baby Queen, Kynsy, Dylan Fraser, Eli Smart

The Road To The Great Escape @ The Workman’s Club (€15 per day, €27 for two)
Priya Ragu, Aby Coulibaly, Conor Albert.

The Road To The Great Escape @ The Grand Social (€15 per day, €27 for two)
The Clockworks, English Teacher, Highschool

The Road To The Great Escape @ Academy 2 (€15 per day, €27 for two)
Joy Anonymous, Sycco, Frankie Beetlestone

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8;30pm, €10)
The weekly acoustic club night in aid of Simon Community. No advance announcement of acts.

Whitesnake and Foreigner @ 3Arena (€68)
Classic rock.

Wednesday May 11th

Bob Gallagher

Etta Marcus @ The Workman’s Cellar (€13)
20-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician hailing from South London. ‘View From The Bridge’.

The Backseat Lovers @ Button Factory (Sold Out)
Originally an Eastbound Festival show. ‘Heavy’.

Darwin Deez @ Whelan’s (€17.50)
Remember him? Very Phantom FM vibes.

Bob Gallagher : Ar Ais Arís @ The Sugar Club (Free but apply)
Musictown live multimedia event presented by filmmaker Bob Gallagher, reflecting on his journey into traditional singing. Live music from the Aiteach musicians, Claire Kinsella (Lemoncello), Gareth Quinn Redmond, Alannah Thornburg (Alfi), Stephen Tiernan (Participant), and guest singer Chris Miles.

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Thursday May 12th


Havana Club’s All The Way Up @ Wigwam (Free)
Sello, Celaviedmai, Plantain Papi, Alicia Raye, UNQ, Brién & more curated by Mo Cultivation

Slight Motif Reunion Party @ The Sound House (€12, 6pm – 10:30pm)
Performers include AC3, Plantain Papi and Evans Junior, and expect DJ sets from Mona Lxsa, Jesse, Uncle Lui and more playing hiphop, Afrobeats, Amapiano, drill and more.

Bloco Átha Cliath @ The Sugar Club (€10)
Musictown show. Irish hip-hop, drill and afrobeat. Dubzeno, Slick Bullet,Jay Ronic, Flaco Dior, Big Bennjy, King Joe, Lady Grew, Southside Moves & more

Mattiel @ Whelan’s (€18)
US indie rock. They covered the Beasties once.

Claud, April @ Academy Green Room (€15)
American bedroom pop singer-songwriter. Over 14’s show.

Jonathan Bree @ Pepper Canister Church (€16)
New Zealand alt-pop artist.

Declan McKenna @ 3Olympia (€21)
21 year old English musician. ‘Rapture’.

Kormac: Always The Sound @ Pepper Canister Church (€20)
With musical performances from Kormac, Ken Rice & guest vocalists. Selective Memory Presents

The Oh Sees @ Button Factory (€28)
US psych rock band are great live. 2 nights. Get in for the support too.

Jealous Of The Birds @ The Grand Social (€14)
Eastbound Festival with support Will Troy.

Crack Cloud @ Workman’s Club (€20, 10:30pm)
Vancouver art punk band and multimedia collective. Live.

Fuaim: Dylan Forbes & Síofra @ Tengu (€10, 11pm)
Launch night post-rescheds.

Floor Show, CABL @ Whelan’s Upstairs (Free with list)
Whelan’s midnight shows are back. Irish indie and rock bands play this one. Floor Show featured here.

Friday May 13th

Jessy Lanza

Charli XCX @ 3Olympia (Sold Out)
Charli’s Crash pop show is in town. Afterparty at Wigwam.

Cormac Begley @ Dalymount Park Stands (€15)
Phibsborough Phizzfest. Kerry bass concertina player releases an album Friday.

The Oh Sees @ Button Factory (€28)
US psych rock band are great live. 2 nights.

Viagra Boys @ The Academy (€29)
Stockholm post-punk band. ‘Ain’t No Thief’

Fionn Regan @ The Pepper Canister Church (€23)
Irish singer-songwriter plays the venue 13th & 14th May

Faceplant @ The Sound House (€10)
Play all of your favourite pop punk and emo anthems for a night of pure nolstalgia

Síomha @ The Workman’s (€20)
“cosmic, folk-informed, jazz-tinged, post-pop.”

Gazelleband @ The New Theatre (€17)
James Connolly Festival. A concert and Q&A with the duo of Palestinian oud player Reem Anbar and musician Louis Brehony.

Word Up Collective presents GANG GOSPEL @ Whelan’s (€11)
Musictown. Ahmed, With Love, Bobbi Arlo, Daire Patel, Negro Impacto, Tadhg performing with the Discovery Gospel Choir.

Imelda May @ Vicar Street (€49)
Made To Love tour. 3 dates Fri / Sat/ Sun.

Jessy Lanza @ Lost Lane (11pm, €16)
Canadian electronic producer is finally back in Dublin. KEXP Performance.

Sim Simma’s 8th Birthday @ Tengu (€12, 11pm)
DJ City (Brazil) + Sim Simma Residents: Ben Bix Gully Doctor Queen Beatz Soupy Dread.

Charli’s Angels present Let’s Ride @ Wigwam Ground Floor (Free)
Charli XCX afterparty with Lou Bru, Cathy Flynn, LOLZ, Frank B, Aisoooo

Slither x Rave Selekts: X CLUB @ Wigwam (€12, 11pm)
Australian techno DJs. Support from Collie & Derv.

Fisher @ Index (SOLD OUT, 11pm)
Man’s losing it.

January Winters & Bellafesta @ The Pyg (Free, 11pm)
Italo disco DJs and reliably good January Winters.

Saturday May 14th


Jane Weaver @ Whelan’s (€18)
UK experimental pop whose album Flock last year was very well-received.
‘The Revolution Of Super Visions’

Warpaint @ The National Stadium (€28.50)
First Irish headline show in over 5 years from LA indie-rock band.

Jena Keating @ Bello Bar (€14)
London-based Cork R&B artist.

Keyboard Fantasies Screening @ The New Theatre (Free, 7pm)
James Connolly Festival. Screening of the Beverly-Glenn Copeland doc. 60 mins.

Fionn Regan @ The Pepper Canister Church (€23)
Irish singer-songwriter plays the venue 13th & 14th May

EKKSTACY @ Workman’s Cellar (€14.50)
18 year old artist from Vancouver, Canada. ‘i walk this earth all by myself’

Anamanaguchi @ The Grand Social (€22.90)
American chiptune-based pop and rock band from New York City

Novo Amor @ Button Factory (€22.50)
2 shows. Welsh producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and sound designer. ‘Birthplace’.

The Bricknasty Sessions @ The Sugar Club (€12.50)
Musictown show featuring KHkakikid, DeCarteret, Tomike and F3miii.

Club Comfort: ATL ALLSTARS with Helix & Zaida @ Wigwam (€12, 11pm)
Second party this month from CC. Helix plays US Club Music and hints of South African Bacardi House.

Maribou State (DJ Set): Centre Point @ Button Factory (€22.50, 11pm)
These lads played a great set at All Together Now a few years back.

Nightcap Presents: Call Super @ Tengu (€17, 11pm)
DJ and musician from London. Plus EMA & Jio. Mix.

New York City Block Party: Huey Morgan, Mix & Fairbanks @ The Well (€22.30)
BBC Six Music presenter and Fun Lovin’ Criminals man.

Breakage, Ricky Force @ Bow Lane Social Club (€12, 10pm)
Drum and bass night.

ANNA @ Index (€20, 11pm)
Brazilian techno DJ. Index x Vibez Emotion

Mother @ Lost Lane (€10, 11pm)
The queer disco and electro pop party is on every Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday lately.

Sunday May 15th

Gemma Dunleavy

All Lines Meet @ The Sugar Club (11am – 3pm, €10)
Musictown show with poetry readings and musical performances from Ellie O’Neill, Eve Clague, Let’s Set Sail

Musictown: Dublin Is Sound: Gemma Dunleavy, Junior Brother, Extravision, Negro Impacto @ Lost Lane (1pm – 5pm, €15)
All-ages event presented by Nialler9 and Seven Quarters. Each ticket comes with a special vinyl 12″ featuring songs from the performing artists. The vinyl is pressed in the city by Dublin Vinyl with specially-designed artwork by Dublin designer Kelly O’Dowd just for this event. No alcohol served.

Brídín & special guests @ Hen’s Teeth (Free, 4pm – 6pm)
Contemporary harpist Brídín in a Hen’s Teeth Hi Fi Presents show.

Hak Baker @ Whelan’s (€17)
English grime folk artist. ‘Cool Kids’.

Novo Amor @ Button Factory (€22.50)
2 shows. Welsh producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and sound designer. ‘Birthplace’.

Musictown: Glasshouse Ensemble @ The Grand Social (€12.50)
Performing Kate Bush & Prince

Musictown: Bob Gallagher Presents Now & Then @ The Complex (€12)
At the age of 76, performance artist Hilary Williams will be read excerpts from her childhood diary, and interviewed on stage by a manifestation of her 14 year old self. The show will feature a live improvised score by an ensemble lead by Claire Kinsella of Lemoncello

Bad Boy Chiller Crew @ The Academy (€23)
English bassline collective.

Monday May 16th

Public Service Broadcasting, Silverbacks @ 3Olympia (€30)
English London band recently released fourth album, Bright Magic inspired by Berlin music and culture.

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