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Best of 2015: Readers’ Poll – Gigs, Club & DJ of the year

Best of 2015: Readers’ Poll – Gigs, Club & DJ of the year


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The results of the Readers’ Poll, the tenth edition is in and we kick off with the gigs, club night and DJs of the year as chosen by you.

Somewhat embarrassingly, I placed pretty well on the DJ list which seeing as you’re likely regular readers of the site, makes sense. The new club night I started with Gavin Elsted and Simon Roche, Lumo is only three months old but it placed at the top of the club night poll with ease doubling the second choice. For that reason alone, I left it in. The votes are genuine, I removed spam entries and I didn’t vote myself (nor did anyone involved in the club or their partners). I still think a club night poll is worthwhile, it can be hard to discover one your friends aren’t going to already sometimes.

Anyhow, regarding gigs, the results are an amalgamation of a couple of different dates in some instances (Girl Band / Jamie xx, FJM and Jape). Either way, it gives an interesting glimpse into what you guys are into.

Favourite gig in Ireland of 2015

John Grant @ Vicar Street, Dublin
Father John Misty @ Roisin Dubh, Galway / Vicar Street, Dublin
Girl Band @ Spirit Store. Dundalk / The Pav, Cork
Jamie xx @ Forbidden Fruit / Metropolis
Jape @ Vicar St / The Academy
Kiasmos @ District 8, Dublin
The Frames @ Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
Courtney Barnett @ Whelan’s, Dublin
Sufjan Stevens @ the Helix, Dublin
Patti Smith @ Kilmainham, Dublin

Best Club night

1. Lumo – Monthly @ Bar Tengu, Dublin
A club night about classics, curveballs and great tracks, not another house and techno night. A house party in a club.
Next nights:
1:30am DJ set @ Another New Year’s Eve @ Killyon Manor, Meath
Saturday January 23rd @ Bar Tengu

2. Somewhere? – Wednesdays weekly at The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Hip to House, bass to electro – always busy. Voted Best Club in the Nialler9 Poll 2014.
Next night: Wednesdays

3. Mother – Saturday weekly at Copper Alley, Dublin
Gay club with the best disco/dance music around. Recent guests include The Magician and Jape.
Next night: Saturdays

4. Strange Brew – Thursdays @ Roisin Dubh, Galway
National and international live acts every Thursday night followed by indie beats, alternative rock and good vibrations from the past, the present and the not too distant future with Gugai.
Next night: Thursdays

5. Hidden Agenda Weekly @ District 8 mostly, Dublin
International electronic live sets and DJs.
Next nights:
Tonight Friday Dec 18 – Detroit Swindle, Brame & Hamo @ District 8
Saturday Dec 19 with DJ sets from Mount Kimbie & Kindness @ District 8

6. Dip – Regularly in various venues, Dublin
House, disco and boogie.
Next night: Saturday Dec 19 – DJ set @ Emigrant Disco @ Bar Tengu

7. Out To Lunch – Monthly @ Bar Tengu, Dublin
International guests DJs playing long sets.
Next night: Friday January 29 with Call Super, Kenny Hanlon @ Bar Tengu

8. Sim Simma Weekly Fridays @ Wigwam, Dublin
Reggae, dancehall & afrobeat DJs. Also featuring Reggae Yoga.
Next night: Fridays

9. Alice @ Biteclub/Factory, Galway,
Alice is a monthly day-to-night party with dining and dancing. Past guests include; Hunee, Loud-E, Medlar + more.
Next night: Sunday December 20: Xmas Party with Dean Feeney (TR One) + Gilbert Steele (Keep On Jumpin’)

10. Bap To The Future @ Factory, Galway
Beats, Bass, House and Techno monthly
Next nights:
Sat 19th Dec – Noid the Droid all night long in Factory
Mon 21st Dec – Lolz Vs Ron b2brolloverextravaganza in The Garden

Best Club DJ

  1. Kelly-Anne Byrne
  2. Nialler9
  3. Niall D’Arcy / DJ Deece
  4. Kenny Hanlon
  5. Kormac
  6. Claire Beck
  7. Ghostboy
  8. John Daly
  9. Donal Dineen
  10. Eddie Kay

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