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The best gigs in Dublin this week (February 20th – 26th)

The best gigs in Dublin this week (February 20th – 26th)


What gigs are on in Dublin tonight?

The Nialler9 Gig Guide is published weekly every Tuesday and details the best gigs in Dublin city.

Gig Guide highlights: PinkPantheress, The Line, New Jackson, Hot Chip DJ set, DBridge, Craig Finn, Joy Oladokun, DDR Spring Party, Robocobra Quartet, Oh Boland, Bella Festa with Bordello Soundsystem, Making Shapes, BackStory, DJ Heartstring, Rhiannon Giddens.

All door times are 7:30pm/8pm unless stated. Check links for full prices.

Tuesday February 20th

Joy Oladokun – Nialler9 Gig Guide.

PinkPantheress @ 3Olympia Theatre
Sold out show from the nu-garage-pop queen.

High Fade @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Edinburgh funk and disco rock trio are playing around Ireland this week.

Joy Oladokun @ The Grand Social
New York singer-songwriter’s album includes collaborations with Chris Stapleton, Noah Kahan, Manchester Orchestra, Mt. Joy and Maxo Kream. ‘Somebody Like Me’

SH Rising @ The Sound House
Aftershock, Blazer, makeshift art bar and Robyn Clayton

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Acoustic music club held weekly every Tuesday for the past 24 years. Three original acts play a stripped back set in front of a completely silent candlelit room each week.

Wednesday February 21st

Yurmah, Ratios, Gag Reflex, Burglar @ Fibber Magees
Four new bands play live. Sky Rocket Promotions gig.

Craig Finn @ The Workman’s Club
Minnesota-bred singer/songwriter based in New York City, best known as the singer of The Hold Steady.

Thursday February 22nd

Lambrini Girls (Photo: Marilena Vlachopoulou)
The Line (Photo: Mark McGuinness)

The Line @ The Workman’s Cellar
Musician, sound artist, and member of Meltybrains? Brian Dillon plays his album launch for Red Blood Cells and Righteousness.

PiNKSLiPS, Foreign Mornings, Martina and The Moons, Eppie @ Sin É
Sky Rocket promotions night headlined by PiNKSLiPS – a hard rock band based in Belfast.

Dreaming in a Dream, LG4 Ness, 2MANYCOLOURS, Polyp @ Anseo
“Bringing together diverse rosters of artists from the worlds of experimental pop and electronic music in an intimate live space.”

Touch Excellent, Scaredacat, Oshone, Keziah Hart @ Fibber Magees
Four upcoming Irish bands/artists

Gracie Petrie, Joel Harkin @ Whelan’s
English folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose new album is produced by Frank Turner.

Mother Mother, Gurriers @ 3Olympia Theatre
Canadian indie rock band. ‘Hayloft’

KT & Zonja @ Love Tempo
Disco DJ in the new DJ bar spot on Thomas Street.

The Shed Residents Takeover @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Upstairs: Fayeolo, Sella, Dj GetLucy, Finn Mcentee. Basement: Room Tone, FAXE ON FAXE, Krispylipz, Tolentechno

House of Pleasure: Sex-Positive Club for Queer Fems @ Workman’s Cellar (11:30pm)
DJs Sleepless Beauty, CHARLOIS, SÉMAÉ. Dress Code: Lingerie
For: Womxn, Non Binary, Queer, Gender Fluid.

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Friday February 23rd

New Jackson

Oh Boland @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Niall Murphy’s project draws on Flying Nun jangle, new wave skronk-guitar, and 70s power-pop hooks. Support: The Daisy Chain.

The Bonnevilles @ The Thomas House
Northern Irish rock’n’roll duo.

Molly Vulpyne @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Solo project from the guitarist and vocalist of punk rock duo Vulpynes who has recent collaborations with Meryl Streek

San Rocco, The Amniotics @ The Sound House
5 piece rock band from Dublin.

Esprit D’Air @ The Grand Social
Japanese electro-rock/metal band.

Anuv Jain @ Button Factory
Punjab singer-songwriter.

Claire Beck @ Love Tempo
Disco DJ in the new DJ bar spot on Thomas Street.

Dublin Digital Radio Spring Party @ Dalymount Park (9pm)
Live performance from Osaro, followed by DJs hellokt and R.Kitt with the RiseUp! Soundsystem rig up from Cork.

Melodic is 12: New Jackson (LIVE) @ Tengu (11pm)
David Kitt’s electronic analogue dance project.

Bella Festa with Bordello Soundsystem @ Hang Dai (11pm)
Bordello A Parigi are a record label and store in Amsterdam

Model Man (Live) @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Hidden Agenda presents the melodic electronic UK pianist/ producer. ‘Start Again’

Clipper Launch Night w/ White Pines Audio @ Hen’s Teeth (11pm)
Africa and Latin America, to Disco, Funk, and beyond.

Oden & Fatzo @ Index (11pm)
Liam Fattori’s House Project with the Oden duo. From house music to minimal techno & breakbeat. Support: Tyvion Valentine, Soulnezz

George FitzGerald @ Wigwam (11pm)
English electronic producer and DJ George FitzGerald closes his four-week Wigwam Residency with an all-nighter.

Being Outstraight EP Launch Party @ Farrier & Draper (11pm)
Dublin hip-hop and house label launch new EP with Panda Drey & Conkan, Seany B, Noodles, Maxiu. Dubby house & disco till late.

Nils Hoffmann @ Wigwam (11pm)
Berlin-based producer with releases Anjunadeep and Poesie Records who has collaborated with Ben Böhmer and Tinlicker.

Jukebox @ The Sound House (11pm)

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Saturday February 24th

Hot Chip

Saibh Skelly @ The Academy 2 (14s+ show, 5pm)
Irish pop artist. ‘Lover’

Feather Beds @ The Workman’s Club
Dublin-born, London-based artist/producer Michael Orange recently put out a third album of off-kilter indie arrangements. ‘Really Disney’

Robocobra Quartet @ The Grand Social
Belfast jazz, post-punk and hardcore band. ‘Heaven’

Greg Tisdall, Moon Talk and more @ The Racket Space
New live music night.

Secret Sessions IX @ The Sound House
A lineup of secret bands series. Always worth a goo.

Glenn Davis & Friends present Making Shapes @ Hen’s Teeth
Disco dancing with Ricky Chong, Glenn Davis, Soulsistha B, Carl Bauer

Concert for Ukraine @ Bello Bar
The Next New Low, Garage, Olimpo Hubert Selby, Jr. Infants, Easy Peeler. Marking two years since the war started with a fundraiser for Ukrainian charity SMART.

Jack Callahan & Jeff Witscher @ Unit 44, Stoneybatter
New York-based composers

Dominda, Four Way Mirror @ The Workman’s Club
Irish Indie rock band. ‘You Never Told Me About Him’

Lyra @ 3Olympia Theatre
Cork pop songwriter and singer.

The Clockworks @ Button Factory
UK-based Galway indie band.

Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny @ Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire
Between them, Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music.

Graham Dolan @ Love Tempo
New DJ bar spot on Thomas Street.

K8olo b2b Pesci Tooth @ Lucky’s
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Soundmate 31 @ The Grand Social
Boiler Room-style Carnival party.

Backstory Spring Dance #1 @ Commercial Rowing Club (10pm)
Dance #1 of 2024 marks a return for Barcelona maestro deJuan and a Rowing Club debut for rising star Big Cheeks. Dónal D completes the bill.

Muintearas 005 @ Daylight, Phibsborough (10pm)
gullydoctor b2b Lighght, Viva, Don Rosco, Sémaé, Naoise. Juke, jungle and footwork.

Hot Chip (DJ) @ Centre Point (11pm)
Hidden Agenda presents. Last tickets are now €38 plus fees.

DJ Heartstring @ Index (11pm)
Index x Lost present Berlin-based duo with rave-ready sound of techno and trance. Support: PAGAN b2b Dploya, S-Agenda

Embedded & Hidden Love Presents: Alarico [Live] @ Wigwam (11pm)
Italian groove dance DJ who trades also under Funk Assault.

Woozy: dBridge, EMA @ Tengu (11pm)
Drum and bass producer known for his collabs with Bad Company, Future Forces and Club Autonomic.

HOTBOXX @ The Sound House (11pm)
Dystopian Techno Cage Rave

Macalla Festival Launch Party @ Wigwam (11pm)
A night of SoundSystem Culture. Killa P, Chonkie, Kelsey, Misha Freshin, Ophelia, Pitch.037 [Live]

Sunday February 25th

Rhiannon Giddens

Soft Focus #1 @ Love Tempo
Soft Focus is a low BPM, high buzz club. Taking in slow and low disco, balearic and boogie. Excellent for those with a heavy head from the night before trying to wring the last drops out of the weekend.

SLIFT @ Whelan’s
French alt-rock band. KEXP.

Masego @ 3Olympia Theatre
Multi-instrumentalist, song-writer and producer with jazz and soul.

Rhiannon Giddens @ Vicar Street
American eclectic folk musician, based in Ireland.

Potter Payper @ The Academy
UK rapper with Irish/Algerian heritage. ‘Sinaloa Cartel’

86TVs @ The Workman’s Club
The Maccabees’ Felix and Hugo White’s new band with brother Will called 86TVs.

Devlin, Paro Pablo @ The Grand Social
London and Dublin rappers.

Sam Segurado @ The Workman’s Club
Irish-Portuguese singer and songwriter Sam Segurado launches his sophomore album, The Remainder, accompanied by his band. Featuring support from Navya.

The Dublin Jazz Co-op Presents: H- Ci @ The Workman’s Vintage Room
H-ci, aka Shane O’Donovan, is a Dublin based electronic music composer/ Jazz drummer. Shane’s music is heavily influenced by electronic music artists such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Boards of Canada, but also incorporates elements of contemporary Jazz and avant-garde.

Monday February 26th

Tridence, Siúcra, Nightshade And Eoghan Daly @ The Sound House
New Music monday night.

Song Cycle @ Little Whelan’s (9pm)
Whelan’s singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ offers a platform for acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Little Whelan’s.

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