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The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide – the best gigs and clubs this week

The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide – the best gigs and clubs this week

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Tuesday August 30th

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice @ 3Olympia Theatre
Monday and Tuesday shows from the English alt-pop band.

Neolithic @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Irish artist debuts his album Life of Nene live. ‘Mine’.

Anaïs Mitchell @ Pepper Canister Church
American singer-songwriter, musician, and playwright whose Irish debut was with Bon Iver in 2008. ‘Bright Star’

Concert for Shay @ The Sugar Club
A special evening of music commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the great Shay Connor who lost his battle with cancer in 2001. Featuring Misspent Youth, Tom Dunne, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Frances Black & Brian Kennedys

Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Acoustic night of new music. Seated. In aid of Simon Community.

Arcade Fire @ 3Arena
Arriving just as Win Butler has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

Alexandra Savior @ The Academy Green Room
Portland singer-songwriter. ‘Howl’.


Wednesday August 31st

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Hurray For The Riff Raff @ Whelan’s
American indie band formed by singer-songwriter Alynda Segarra. ‘Jupiter’s Dance’.

Sugar Candy Mountain, Sarah Crean @ The Workman’s Cellar
Oakland psychedelic rock band. ‘Windows’.

Kurt Vile & The Violators @ Vicar Street
Philadelphia psych-pop artist.

Sons Of The East @ Academy Green Room
Australian indie folk trio. ‘You Might Think’.

Arcade Fire @ 3Arena
Arriving just as Win Butler has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.


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Thursday September 1st

100 Gecs

100 gecs @ 3Olympia Theatre
American hyperpop duo.

For What You Dream Of: Talks, Dance Rhythms & Afro-Future Sonic Imaginaries @ IMMA
IMMA Nights invites Ashley Chadamoyo Makombe (The GalPal Collective) and Kate Butler (ddr) to co-programme a special evening that celebrates the role of Black women and non-binary people within the evolution of dance music. Join us for a heady mix of talks, film, dance rhythms and Afro-future sonic imaginaries. Featured artists include Jenn Nkiru, Nkisi, alongside DJs Fehdah, Mona Lxsa, Renn and others.

The Deadlians, Shakalak, Guud Grief @ Fibber Magee’s
The monthly night with The Deadlians and their pals before they hit the Picnic.

Gus Dapperton @ The Academy
25-year-old singer-songwriter just signed to Warner Records. ‘Landslide’.

Bright Eyes @ Vicar Street
Conor Oberst is in town for his first Dublin show in 19 years.


Friday September 2nd

R. Kitt

Irish festivals this weekend

Electric Picnic @ Stradbally
The big festival, EP is back in Laois for its first edition since 2019.


of all living things @ The Workman’s Cellar
Four-piece Dublin based indie alt-rock band, formally known as Nicetry. ‘Mostly Timing’.

Steve Ignorant @ The Grand Social
Cofounder of the anarcho-punk band Crass

10cc @ Vicar Street
If you can name more than one 10cc song other than ‘I’m Not in Love’ you’re likely going to this. 2 nights

A SafeHaus in Aid of Pieta: R.Kitt, Sputnik One, Outl1er, Bambi & Rhyzine @ Tengu (11pm)
R.Kitt, Sputnik One b2b Outl1er, Bambi b2b Rhyzine

Adultstore & Pablo Santos @ The Pygmalion (11pm)
House and Disco.

INFLUENCE Presents: ÅMRTÜM @ Wigwam (11pm)
Berlin-based French techno producer.


Saturday September 3rd

Tame Impala play Electric Picnic on Saturday.

Irish festivals this weekend

Liberties Festival @ Digital Hub, Thomas Street (2pm – 10pm)
Music including Nealo, Skin & Blister DJs, Galia Araad, Laura Ann Brady, Robert John Ardiff, Nialler9 DJ set.

Electric Picnic @ Stradbally
The big festival, EP is back in Laois for its first edition since 2019.


The Night Before Larry Got Stretched @ The Sugar Club
Traditional singing session celebrates its 10th birthday with a special one-off concert in the Sugar Club, featuring a diverse line up of friends and ‘Larry alumni incl. Landless, Ye Vagabonds, Daragh Lynch (Lankum), Jerry O’Reilly, Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil, Nellie Weldon and more...

Cabal DJs @ Hen’s Teeth
A series as part of Hen’s Teeth markets.

10cc @ Vicar Street
If you can name more than one 10cc song other than ‘I’m Not in Love’ you’re likely going to this. 2 nights

Cruachan @ The Grand Social
Thirty Years of Folk Metal

Aoife Nic Canna @ NoSo, Dublin 6 Ormond Quay (9:30pm)
Aoife playing the new bar space on the quays.

Depeche Mode Party @ Fibber Magee’s (9pm)
Live tribute band and DJs playing DM.

Slither @ Wigwam (11pm)
All Night Long with Slither Residents.

Melodic: TOO MANY DJs @ Tengu (11pm)
A Charity Fundraiser featuring Jay Doyle / Nitetales / Saz / Fizzy Waters / Whoriskey / khankra / Ste Flynn / Mulljoy / Elmnts / Royce Larøca / Derv / Hellokt / Jay Carroll / Doug Cooney

DJ Deece & Jack Thompson @ The Pyg (11pm)
Two pals playing house and some disco possibly.


Sunday September 4th

Arctic Monkeys - Photo: Zackery Michael
Arctic Monkeys play Electric Picnic on Sunday. Photo: Zackery Michael

Irish festivals this weekend

Electric Picnic @ Stradbally
The big festival, EP is back in Laois for its first edition since 2019.


Sunday Jam: Rudy Kelly & Relish Records @ Hen’s Teeth
A series of free outdoor acoustic & stripped back gigs as part of Hen’s Teeth markets.

Tommie Pots: 50 Years of the Liffey Banks @ Pavilion Theatre (2pm)
Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival. Film screening of ‘Tommie Potts: The Fireman Fiddler of the Coombe’, followed by a discussion and Q&A with family, musicians and members of Dublin Fire Brigade.

Sour Blood @ Anseo
Little Gem records presents Kev Gleeson’s solo project.

Tandem Felix, Naima Bock @ The Lighthouse, Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire Folk Festival.

Varo & Poor Creature & Alannah Thornburgh @ Pavilion Theatre
Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival.


Monday September 5th

Arctic Monkeys - Photo: Zackery Michael
Circuit Des Yeux

Usher’s Island Featuring Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin & Mike McGoldrick @ Pavilion Theatre
Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival. Featuring former legendary members of Planxty and The Bothy Band. Usher’s Island is a trad-folk supergroup featuring Andy Irvine and friends.

Foy Vance @ 3Olympia Theatre
Northern Irish songwriter.

Circuit Des Yeux @ NCH
Chicago experimental composer and artist Haley Fohr’s rescheduled date.

Matthew Mole @ The Workman’s Club
South African singer-songwriter. ‘I’m With You’


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