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The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide: Halloween edition

The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide: Halloween edition

Highlights: Peach, Alternating Current, Squid, Hania Rani, Autechre, Sweeping Promises, Luke Una & Billy Scurry, Autre Monde, Romare, Peach, Circles: Robert Hood, CiCi, Krystal Klear, Mall Grab, Citrus Fresh, Boiler Room, Defected, Slaughterhouse, No Spill Blood, The Streets.

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

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Tuesday October 24th

Arctic Monkeys - Photo: Zackery Michael
Hania Rani

The Streets @ 3Olympia
In-store meet and greet with Mike Skinner on Tuesday. Two nights.

Hania Rani @ Vicar Street
Polish pianist, composer and musician who has collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds, Vikingur Olafsson, Portico Quartet and Christian Löffler

Stornoway @ Whelan’s
English folk indie pop band.

Lulu’s Jazz Club @ Little Whelan’s
A night of sassy soulful jazz.

Lily May @ Bello Bar
Dublin based singer-songwriter and friends.

Florence Road, Arabú and Telebox @ The Grand Social
New music night.

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band @ NCH
20th anniversary of Josh’s 2003 breakthrough record Hello Starling played in full.

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

Wednesday October 25th


Squid @ Vicar Street
English wiry post-punk band have been announced for two shows in Dublin and Belfast.

Hailu Mergia @ The Sugar Club
Ethiopian jazz artist.

Spooky Days Fest @ The Grand Social
A halloween-themed showcase of the hottest shoegaze, bedroom pop and noise bands. Cabl / Hotgirl / Fulvetta / Genma / Peer Pleasure / Jemma Skye

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band @ NCH
20th anniversary of Josh’s 2003 breakthrough record Hello Starling played in full.

Somewhere Else @ Bow Lane Social
Somewhere Else is the new midweek club happening every Monday + Wednesday night.

AREA1 #05 @ The Grand Social

Thursday October 26th

Sweeping Promises

Sweeping Promises @ The Workman’s Club
Sub Pop lo-fi new-wavers. The band make 80s-indebted new-wave post-punk with a lo-fi tone that sounds like it’s playing off a cassette at times and it’s a lot of fun.

Toshín @ Whelan’s
6-piece band who take their inspiration from a variety of music spanning from early Motown to modern soul/RnB artists such as Tank and the Bangas and Anderson .Paak. ‘She’

SKAAR @ The Workman’s Cellar
Norwegian pop artist.

Clara Tracey, Laura Ann Brady @ NCH
Metronome series. Fermanagh-born, Belfast-based songwriter.

Fortune Igiebor @ W. Plunket Pub, Abbey Street
Dublin rapper launches new EP. ‘Walk Without My Old Ca!in’ featuring Jafaris’

Kojaque Album Playback @ Hen’s Teeth
Phantom Of The Afters playback party.

Evie, Circa, Innuendo, Burglar, With WeAreOkay @ Bello Bar
Skyrocket New music night.

Rónán Ó Snodaigh & Myles O’Reilly @ Cuileann Beo, Ranelagh
Cuileann Beo is a voluntary organisation that runs ‘pop up’ cultural events through Irish and English in Cullenswood House for the community of Lios na nOg and the broader local community.

HALLOWEEN SWERVE @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Hip-hop, Afrobeats R&B.

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Friday October 27th


Alternating Current @ The Complex
The three-day festival of electronic & electroacoustic music, AV art, sound & multimedia performance. Featuring Lakker, Alyxis, Áine O’Dwyer, Soria, Nigel Rolfe and more.

Oscar Blue, Katie Phelan @ The Grand Social
Influences Irish folk icons such as Damien Dempsey and the contemporary indie/rock sound of bands like Snow Patrol

Arab Strap @ Button Factory
Philophobia Undressed. A quiet celebration album’s 25th birthday.

Macy Gray @ National Stadium
American soul singer.

wornoc @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Dublin alt-electronic instrumentals

Nighthawks @ United Arts Club
A mixture of different types of music, stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, spoken word, and short theatre.

A Session with ELKIN and Friends @ The Hut, Phibsborough
“Then We’ll Find The Reason”

Autre Monde @ Bello Bar
Homebeat Presents Sensitive Assignments LP Launch

Citrus Fresh & 40 Hurtz @ The Bernard Shaw
Outstraight Presents Limerick rap and production duo. Good Grief is banging.

Luke Una & Billy Scurry @ The Sugar Club (11.30pm)
The pick of the late night DJ lineups tonight.

Omni Halloween Special @ The Grand Social (10pm)
w/ Fio Fa B2B Cait & Hidden Love

Circles: Day 1 – Blasha & Allatt @ Yamamori Tengu (11pm)
Tengu x Subject: Circles 2023 series.

Romare @ Centre Point (11pm)
Romare takes a similar collage-like approach when creating his sample-heavy electronic sound – combining elements of ’70s fantasy cinema, pop synths, jazz melodies and even mediaeval riffs.

HONEYPOT 009: Call Your Ghoulfriend @ Wigwam (11pm)
Rosita, Puzzy Wrangler, ÓIR, Rhyzine

Fluid Club Halloween Party @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Creatures of The Night. Club night celebrating fluid sexuality. Ailbhe Ní Riain, L.ivory, Sleepless Beauty

R3D’s House @ The Sound House (11pm)
Amapiano, Afro House, & Afro-Tech Halloween costume party.

Afroween Costume Party @ So Below Club (11pm)
Afrobeats night.

Saturday October 28th

Mall Grab.

Defected: Claptone, Route 94, Sam Divine, Alex Mills and Ferrick Dawn @ RDS / Silo Dublin (4pm)
SILO is a new 3,500 capacity electronic music event space

Alternating Current @ The Complex
The three-day festival of electronic & electroacoustic music, AV art, sound & multimedia performance. Featuring Lakker, Alyxis, Áine O’Dwyer, Soria, Nigel Rolfe and more.

I Am NOT Legend with Live Score by Matthew Nolan @ Pepper Canister Church (6:30pm)
Bram Stoker Festival. Nolan will perform an original live score for I Am NOT Legend, a reworking of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead by American-Italian director and artist Andrea Mastrovito.

Wunderhorse @ Button Factory
English rock band. Basht on support.

No Spill Blood @ Whelan’s
Dublin synth metal trio.

Miche @ Hen’s Teeth
With Love 2 Vinyl Tour.

The Slow Show & Aoife DeMille @ the Workman’s Club
Manchester indie rock.

SAMHAIN’D: Adam O’Rua & guests @ Bello Bar
Soul and R&B. Nice pun.

DORA GOLA @ The Racket Space
Electronic pop artist with dance moves.

Sven Väth @ Here & Now (11pm)
Techno legend

Real Talks.Art Halloween @ Bad Bob’s (6:30pm)
8-hours rooftop party. Moduse, Royce, Larøca, Sub Society, Orbit, Waximum Pierr & more…

The Gobin King’s Masquerade Ball @ The Grand Social
A night of Bowie classics and songs from Labyrinth

Mall Grab @ Centre Point (11pm)
Steel City Dance Discs Irish tour.

Club Comfort @ Commercial Rowing Club Dublin (10:30pm)
CC’s Selky and Roo Honeychild on the decks by the water in Inchicore.

IMNOTYOURMATE @ Wigwam (11pm)
Belfast based artist whose sound focuses on ravey, industrial, hard-hitting techno bangers

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

Jensen Interceptor @ The Racket Space (11pm)
Techno. Detroit Electro & Miami Bass to rolling Italo.

Route 94 @ Index (11pm)
UK house music producer.

Florentino, Cachai & Alba @ Yamamori Tengu (11pm)
Mancunian-Colombian producer and DJ Florentino on XL.

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Bank Holiday Sunday October 29th


Boiler Room @ RDS / Silo (4pm)
LSDXOXO, Derv, Mav666, Sunil Sharpe, Yasmin Gardezi, Shampain, Tommy Holohan

BD Festival: Day Of The Dead @ Glendalough House
Nina Kraviz, Fjaak, Mella Dee, Gemma Dunleavy, Kink, Mark Blair and more.

Autechre @ Vicar Street
Read our longform interview with the English electronic duo.

Kojaque’s Spooktacular Halloween Release Party @ The Sugar Club
Soft Boy Records, Kojaque, Cian Bolger, DJ Baby Guinness, Karka Kid

The Mighty Zaf @ Hens Teeth (6:30pm)
Love Vinyl selector.

Sleepover Club Halloween Party @ The Workman’s Cellar
Loraine Club, Stupid Son, Peer Pleasure, KLDD, Wine Mom, Emily Beattie, Fizzy Selects

Conor Miley @ Bello Bar
Thousand Yard Stare is the debut solo-album from the Irish indie artist.

girlfriend. @ The Grand Social
Five-piece emo noise alternative rock music

Belters Only @ 3Arena
Dublin dance duo who have exploded in the last 2 years. Jazzy joins.

Wheatus @ Whelans

Crystal Queer Club @ Fibber Magee’s
Halloween Edition. Open format electronic Pop/Brazilian/Multicultural music

Children of Zeus @ The Racket Space
Soul project from two of Manchester artists Konny Kon & Tyler Daley

bpm x Bitten Twice: 𝖍𝖆𝖚𝖓𝖙𝖊𝖉 𝖍𝖔𝖚𝖘𝖊 @ The Racket Space (10pm)
emme, Julia Louise KnifeFist b2b Fomorian Vein, Rory Sweeney b2b polyp, E The Artist b2b pixieteeth.

Circles: Day 2 @ Index (10pm)
Robert Hood, Mark Flash & LSDXOXO, EMA and more

Krystal Klear @ The Pyg (10pm)
Sold out Halloween party. + Colin Perkins, Ricky Chong, Purple Ice, Soulnezz, DJ Pierr, Alex Zander

Peach & Kiernan Laveaux @ Tengu (11pm)
Sunday Supper night hosts the Psychic Reading label owner / high-energy club rave DJ and Cleveland “conductress of chaos”. ‘Fortune One’

Cici + LUXE @ Wigwam (11pm)
Rare hometown show for the Ibiza psychedelic house DJ. + LUXE, Mercorn, darkmavis, Slim

Monday October 30th

Royal Blood @ 3Olympia Theatre
UK rock duo.

Fred Wesley & the New JBs @ The Sugar Club
Music director, arranger, trombonist and a primary composer for James Brown from 1968-1975, then arranged for and played with Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band.

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