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The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week // St. Patrick’s edition

The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week // St. Patrick’s edition

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All door times are 7:30pm/8pm unless stated.


Tuesday March 15th


Last Apollo

Sugar Coat Session with Gemma Cox, Trophy Wife and Last Apollo @ The Grand Social (€12)
Sugarcoat Sessions is a new monthly night in The Grand Social aiming to showcase female/non binary artists

Power Of Dreams @ Whelan’s (€24.50)
The Irish indie band released a new album 31 years after their last in 2021.

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8;30pm, €10)
The acoustic club night is back. No advance announcement of acts.

RAVE & RAISE for Ukraine @ Tramline (10pm)
All proceeds to Unicef Ukraine.


Wednesday March 16th

Richard Fearless

St. Patrick’s Festival: Lyra, Soulé & Bobbi Arlo @ Main Stage, Collins Barracks (Free, 7pm)
Three Irish female pop stars on top.

St. Patrick’s Festival: Máthair @ Spiegeltent Mór, Festival Quarter (7pm, Free)
Mother DJs with performers including Anziety, Pixie Woo, Shaqira Knightly & Viola Gayvis.

Richard Fearless A/V show @ Pepper Canister Church (€22.50)
Death In Vegas frontman’s new show features a live three-piece and visuals.

Fatboy Slim @ 3Arena (€50)
Norman Cook back in a big big room.

Ex Oh Promotions Presents; Skull The Pierre X Shollah X Kid Kuba @ The Workman’s Club Cellar (€12.50)
Three emerging Irish rap artists.

Bricknasty Sessions @ The Sugar Club (€12.50)
Dublin neo-soul band’s residency.

Mango DJ set @ RIOT (Free)
Mango without it tuMathman does compute.

Joe Goddard @ The Pyg (€30)
Hot Chip man in for a DJ set.

I Hate Models, Yasmin Gardezi & Speed @ Index (Sold out, 11pm)
Sold out techno party.

Centre Point: Mall Grab & Effy @ Button Factory (Sold out, 11pm)
First of two shows in two venues. Australian producer. Love Reigns.

Slither: Coco Bryce & Sully @ Wigwam (€20, 11pm)
Paddy’s Eve party.

Shannen Blessing, DJRIPT & Derv @ Tengu (€10, 11pm)
Techno special.


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Thursday March 17th – Patrick’s Day

The Mary Wallopers

Eve, Special Guest, Seany Bee, January Winters @ The Pyg (2pm – late, €20)
All day party.

Dublin Modular @ Pallas Studios (Sold out, 3pm)
Paddy’s Day Yard Party with synthesizers and live electronics.

Block Party @ Hen’s Teeth (Free)
Alba, Fhionn, Hewan, Nico & Jae Brown, Handsome Paddy, January Winters, Aoife O’Neill & the Hen’s Teeth HiFi crew.

Lumo Pub – Paddy’s Day Party @ The Circular (Free, 7pm)
Lumo Club’s first free party since NYE 2019 here.

St. Patrick’s Festival: Mo Cultivation Urban Takeover @ Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter (Free)
1000 Beasts, DeCarteret, Khakikid, XCollective, Celaviedamai, Sim Simma DJs.

District IRL: Paddys Day @ The Workman’s Cellar (€15)
Hip hop, rap, drill, rnb, afrobeats with Elzzz & TraviS, Emby, Sweetlemondae, Alice and 4x Stereo.

The Mary Wallopers @ Vicar Street (Sold Out)
Dundalk fun trad folksters. Back here on April 17th too.

Whelan’s Full Irish @ Whelan’s (€10, 5pm)
2 stages of live acts including Last Apollo, Rowan, Georgia G and more.

A Ritual Sea @ The Workman’s Club (€12)
Irish-French dreamwave band

AE MAK, Cruel Sister @ Pepper Canister Church (€17.50)
Aoife McCann headlines with her indie alt-bops.

Burna Boy @ 3Arena (€42)
Nigerian Afrofusion rap and pop artist.

Bodytonic X Slither Present Paddys Day @ The Bernard Shaw (€10, 10pm)
Ambit, Drank Williams, Don Rosco.

Skin&Blister @ Tengu (€11, 11pm)
Bambi, Little O & Rhyzine on the bill.

DJ Uncle Waffles @ The Sugar Club (9:30pm, €15+)
Amapiano DJ. Check her Boiler Room.

Saoirse Presents Abhaile @ Index (€15, 11pm)
Body Movements’ Saoirse presents an Irish party with Fio & Cáit, Jio, Efa O’Neill

Centre Point: George Feely, Ricky Chong & M4A4 @ Button Factory (€15 ,11pm)
George Feely’s recent single.

Paddy’s All Nighter @ Wigwam (€11, 11pm)
Two rooms with Lolz, Baliboc B2B Lesko, Emmy Karmag, Fhionn B2B Lou


Friday March 18th

The Weather Station

St. Patrick’s Festival: Bloco Átha Cliath – Street Party feat. Sello @ Mainstage @ Festival Quarter (2pm – 5pm, Free)

Block party vibes with Sello, Curiosity MG – King Joe, Big Bennjy, Flaco Dior, Yomi Attention, Blaq Appollo, The Clan Worldwide

St. Patrick’s Festival: Damien Dempsey, THUMPER @ Mainstage @ Festival Quarter (€10, 7pm)
The big man leads this outdoor show.

St. Patrick’s Festival: Mango X MathMan feat. Trinity Orchestra, Malaki, Adam Mohamed @ Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter (€10, 7pm)
Sure, this sounds great, a lovely Irish rap lineup.

Loraine Club @ Patriots Inn (€10)
Live show and DJ set in Inchicore from the Dublin indie disco band.

Christian Wethered @ Bello Bar (€13)
Promoting album Mon Petit Jardin

The Weather Station @ The Workman’s Club (Sold Out)
Foggy Notions presents Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman.

Ukraine Fundraiser @ Whelan’s (€11)
D. Cullen, Sinead McConville, Rachel Grace, Tadhg Williams, Nathan Mac

Def Nettle @ The Sugar Club (€12.50)
Glen Brady’s punk-funk project. Aka DJ Wool.

Alfie Templeman @ The Academy (€20)
English indie-pop artist.

Tori Amos @ 3Olympia (Sold Out)
American singer-songwriter and pianist.

2manydjs @ Index (€18, 10pm)
Two of the best in the biz. The Belgian Soulwax brothers have the party-starting gene. Plus Marcus O’Laoire, Phever DJs and more.

DJ Poolboi @ Lost Lane (11pm, €10+)
Selective Memory & Hidden Agenda present a house artist from Austin. ‘Malo Okomo’.

Melodic: Robag Wruhme @ Tengu (€18+, 11pm)
Kompakt producer and DJ along with Eve and Paul Gill.

Bobofunk & Rubio @ The Pyg (€10+, 11pm)
Bobofunk mix.

Attention Bébé @ The Grand Social (€15, Midnight)
Midnight show from ’90s themed party band.

Limitless presents Mor Elian & Small Crab @ Wigwam (€10, 11pm)
MOR ELIAN (Fever AM), SMALL CRAB (Skin&Blister)


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Saturday March 19th

Cate Le Bon

The Ultimate 90s Brunch @ The Sound House (1pm – 5pm, €27)
Spin 1038’s Jaz Keane and Graham O’ Toole playing all the 90s cheesy hits from Spice Girls to Cher and everything in between

St. Patrick’s Festival: Make Me An Island Live – @ Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter (Free, 4:30pm)
Donal Dineen’s podcast live – The Singer and the Song with Branwen

St. Patrick’s Festival: Sing Along Social & Cooks But We’re Chefs @ Spiegeltent Mór @ Festival Quarter (€20, 7pm)
Sing Along Social’s first gig in 2 years, alongside 8 piece funk troupe Cooks But We’re Chefs.

St. Patrick’s Festival: Le Boom + Glasshouse Orchestra @ Mainstage @ Festival Quarter (€20, 7pm)
Le Boom with live accompaniment from 15-piece Glasshouse.

Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra, Clara Tracey, Gurriers @ Annesley House (€10)
Live music on North Strand Road.

Thumper, PrettyHappy, CABL @ The Grand Social (€10+)
Launch of Dublin alt-rock band’s debut album. Fear Of Art.

Late Night Call: Kayleigh Noble, CK & MCG, PureGrand, Saoirse Miller @ The Workman’s Club (€10)
A fine night of 4 upcoming acts.

The Bonny Men @ The Sugar Club (€18.50)
Irish folk band.

Jane Willow @ The Cobblestone (€13)
Dublin-based folk musician.

Chief Keegan @ Sin É (€5)
Instrumental funk band.

Ulysses 2.2: Nausicaa with God Knows & friends @ MoLI (€15)
God Knows, MuRli & Micheál Quinn perform a live response to James Joyce’s book. Part of an ongoing series to mark a century of Ulysses from ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI

Cate Le Bon @ NCH (€28)
New album Pompeii from Welsh artist is one of the finest of the year so far.

Nova Twins, Celaviedmai @ Whelan’s (€15)
Debut show from British punk rock duo.

The Scratch @ 3Olympia (€23)
The headline show is finally happening for the Irish acoustic metal band.

Lumo Club with Claire Beck @ Tengu (€12.50, 11pm)
It’s our big Lumo Club Paddy’s Party in Tengu with DJs Claire Beck, Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gav Elsted.

Kode9 @ Wigwam (11pm, €18)
Hyperdub purveyor of low-end frequencies.

Back To The 80s @ The Workman’s Club (€10, 11:30pm)
A night full of 80s soundtrack music.

Mall Grab & Effy @ Index (Sold out, 11pm)
Second of two shows in two venues. Australian producer. Love Reigns.

Mother @ Lost Lane (€10, 11pm)
The queer disco and electro pop party is back every week.

Shane Johnson, Tr One and Paul Allen @ The Bernard Shaw (€11+, 10pm)
Fish Go Deep’s Shane Johnson heads a night of house music from Deeper Groove.

Colin Perkins & Handsome Paddy @ The Pyg (€10, 10pm)
Local DJ heroes.

Centre Point: Jordan Nocturne, Mix & Fairbanks @ Button Factory (€8, 11pm)
St. Patrick’s Festival afterparty.


Sunday March 20th

Gemma Dunleavy, Billy Scurry

St. Patrick’s Festival: Totally Dublin Live with Gemma Dunleavy, Billy Scurry & more @ Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter (3pm, Free)
A magazine come to life with Q&A and interviews. Also featuring Aideen Barry and Throw Away – a chat about ’90s club flyers.

St. Patrick’s Festival: Dominic and Hamish Film Screening & The Mary Wallopers @ Spiegeltent Beag @ Festival Quarter (5pm, Free)
The film explores the influence of Scottish writer Hamish Henderson on one of Ireland’s most celebrated folk songwriters, Dominic Behan.

Local Boy @ The Workman’s Club (€12)
Rollover with some lo-fi Dublin indie from Burner Records.

John Carroll Kirby @ The Sugar Club (€20)
Stones Throw pianist, producer and composer. Rainmaker.

Iarla Ó’Lionáird & Steve Cooney @ Pepper Cannister Church (€20)
Also Saturday. The Gloaming duo live.

Hans Zimmer @ 3Arena (€77)
An eye-watering price.


Monday March 21st

Lucy Dacus

Yumi Zouma @ The Workman’s Club (€13.50)
New Zealand alternative pop band

Lucy Dacus @ 3Olympia (€26)
Boygenius member and American singer-songwriter.

White Lies @ Vicar Street (€20)
UK rock band.


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