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The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide (December 12th to 18th)

The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide (December 12th to 18th)

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Highlights: Kneecap, Damien Dempsey, Ye Vagabonds, Brighde Chaimbeul, Denise Chaila, Lumo Club, Attention Bébé Christmas Party, New Jackson, Groove Armada, DJ Seinfeld, Daithí, Django Django, Woozy Fundraiser for Palestine, NEXTUS, The Altered Hours, STRFKR.


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


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Tuesday December 12th

Kneecap.

Kneecap @ 3Olympia Theatre
Get your Brits Out for some better living. 2 nights.

Christmas Charity Gig for Gaza @ Bello Bar
BIMM Student Events Society. Callum Wall, Digdeep, Retrograde,  Sarah Brookfield.

Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Weekly Tuesday acoustic night in aid of Simon Community. See link for acts playing every week.


Wednesday December 13th

Ye Vagabonds, Denise Chaila, Róisín El Cherif, Farah Elle and Krea @ Button Factory
Irish Artists for Palestine and Sila present A Song for Palestine. with all funds going to the PCRF.

Sufjan Stevens – Illinois [Listening Party] @ The Big Romance (7pm)
Sold out monthly listening event with Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary.

Kneecap @ 3Olympia Theatre
Get your Brits Out for some better living. 2 nights.

Chalk @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Northern Irish rock band. ‘Velodrome’

Sing Along Social @ The Sugar Club
A celebration of Christmas Pop and help raise funds to support Médecins Sans Frontières work in Gaza. Two nights.

Nell Mescal @ Whelan’s
Upcoming pop singer and sister of Paul.

Peer Pleasure, Slightly Dishevelled, The Donnys, Scaredacat @ Fibber Magees
Four live bands showcase.

Somewhere Else @ Bow Lane Social (10pm)
Somewhere Else is a midweek club happening every Wednesday night.


Thursday December 14th

Nyssa

Soda Blonde @ Vicar Street
Dublin alt-pop band feature in our Irish albums of the year. Jealous of the Birds support.

Seamas Hyland, James C Clarke @ The Cobblestone
Accordion player with pals.

Måneskin @ 3Arena
Italian rock pop band. Sold out.

STRFKR, Sign Crushes Motorist @ Whelan’s
Debut Irish show from the long-standing American electro-pop band. ‘Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second’

Sing Along Social @ The Sugar Club
A celebration of Christmas Pop and help raise funds to support Médecins Sans Frontières work in Gaza. Two nights.

Dylan Flynn & The Dead Poets @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Irish indie alt-rock and jangle pop.

Great Lake Swimmers @ The Workman’s Club
Canadian folk rock band.

Young Hearts Run Free @ The Big Romance (8pm – 1am)
Siobhan and Peter spin vinyl.

khakikid @ The Academy
Dublin artist continues to draw on rap, hip-hop production, soul, R&B and pop to create his own unique laidback sound. His favourite tracks of 2023

Sleepless Beauty’s Dirty Flirty Birthday Bash @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Free in.


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Friday December 15th

The Altered Hours.

Shakalak @ Scustin @ Whelan’s
Irish buzz-rock and funk double header.

The Altered Hours @ The Workman’s Club
Irish alternative rock band based in Cork. ‘Radiant Wound’

Yankari Afrobeat Collective @ The Sugar Club
Afrobeat band with Limerick’s Dj Frawl on support.

Karma Police @ The Grand Social
Radiohead cover band.

P Disconaut, Ger Z @ The Big Romance (8pm – 1am)
Galway’s finest on the vinyl decks in the back.

Nocturnal Animals present: NEXTUS @ The Complex (8pm – 2am)
Immersive techno warehouse A/V show with 360 hertzU sound system and visuals by Kev Freeney. Cailín, Deni_sova b2b seboro, Ste Flynn.

Britmas 2023 @ Wigwam (11pm)
Britney Spears night in aid of ActionAid’s Gaza Crisis Appeal.

Woozy Fundraiser for Palestine @ Yamamori Tengu (11pm)
Henzo, Dåser, Chord Memory, EMA

DJ Seinfeld @ Centre Point (11pm)
You never used to listen now you do.

The Midnight Disco’s Christmas Party @ The Grand Social (11pm)
NIKS, Sahana, Jezebel

Ricky Chong & MARINI @ The Pyg (11pm)
Free in.

RATHAUS 018 @ The Sound House (11pm)
Shannen Blessing, Dylatrix and more.


Saturday December 16th

Brighde Chaimbeul

Merchy Christmas @ The Grand Social (11am – 5pm)
The annual Merchy Christmas market is back with 30 Irish bands selling records and merch across the weekend.

Damien Dempsey @ Vicar Street
The annual Damo Xmas shows on 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd.

Xylouris White & Brighde Chaimbeul @ The Workman’s Club
Enthusiastic Eunuch present double header. Xylouris White is a musical collaboration between Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. Chaimbeul is a Scottish folk musician and piper.

David Hedderman @ The Workman’s Cellar
Dublin-born and Berlin-based artist Former member of The Immediate debuts solo material from forthcoming album Pulling At The Briars made over five-days with Brendan Jenkinson and produced by Conor O’Brien (Villagers),

The Blades @ The Academy
Annual show from the Dublin new wave band. 

Django Django @ Button Factory
English electronic indie band whose latest album Off Planet is their most ambitious and varied.

See Also

Ricky Chong @ The Big Romance (8pm – 1am)
Dublin selector and resident on the vinyl decks in the back of this fine bar.

Attention Bébé Christmas Party @ The Sugar Club
Annual show with the live 12 piece band playing 90’s bangers.

Britmas 2023 @ Wigwam (11pm)
Britney Spears night in aid of ActionAid’s Gaza Crisis Appeal.

Lumo Club Christmas Party @ Yamamori Tengu (11pm)
with special guest Kelly Anne Byrne.

New Jackson & Friends @ Hang Dai Chinese (11pm)
David Kitt and pals Anya Stafford & Dara Mulhern.

Sammy Virji & JWY @ The Racket Space (11pm)
UK garage and bassline DJ and producer.

DJ BORING @ Here & Now (10pm)
London based DJ & slick lo-fi house producer Tristan Hallis from Australia.

Groove Armada [DJ] @ Centre Point (11pm)
Sold out DJ set.

Yasmin Gardezi & Faster Horses @ Index (11pm)
Kerry DJ favours industrial techno, with splashes of trance, psy, and acid.

Mother @ Lost Lane (11pm)
Weekly old-school club night for disco-loving LGBTQ+ family & their friends.

Daithí @ The Workman’s Club (11.45pm)
An improvised solo show from the Clare electronic musician. Support: Elaine Mai.

Intrinsic Rhythm @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
TR One, Riggz Castillo.


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Sunday December 17th

DOOM

Merchy Christmas @ The Grand Social (11am – 5pm)
The annual Merchy Christmas market is back with 30 Irish bands selling records and merch across the weekend.

The Irish Beatbox Championships @ The Sound House
Ireland’s best compete to represent Ireland at the World Championships in Berlin.

Solidarity Sessions: Dash, Salamay, Clatter and Drone, Sage Against the Machine, The Hammonds @ The Cobblestone
Solidarity Sessions is presented by Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland in partnership with Cooking For Freedom. Its goal for this event is to bring people together through music and to raise money for Cooking For Freedom. Cooking For Freedom is a group of refugees in Direct Provision hostels in Ireland using communal cooking spaces to make meals for their families weekly.

The Coronas @ 3Olympia Theatre
4 nights from the Irish pop artists this week.

Damien Dempsey @ Vicar Street
The annual Damo Xmas shows on 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd.

Cormac Looby, Sinead White @ The Workman’s Club
Irish singer-songwriter from Co. Tipperary.

Gig For Gaza @ Bello Bar
Retrograde, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Slightly Dishevelled.


Monday December 18th

None.


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