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Gig news roundup: Modest Mouse, Phase One Festival, King Creosote, Fight Like Apes, new club nights & more

Gig news roundup: Modest Mouse, Phase One Festival, King Creosote, Fight Like Apes, new club nights & more


More gig news announcements here.

Before they head off to SXSW, Fight Like Apes are playing a headline show in The Sugar Club on Monday March 16th. Support comes from Bitch Falcon and DJS Dan Hegarty (2FM), Steve Reddy and Gav Icon. €10/€12.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds was just announced for the Marquee in Cork.

Modest Mouse were announced for the unusual venue of The Helix on DCU campus on Saturday 11 July 2015 Friday 10 July 2015. Tickets for it are €30+ from Ticketmaster.

Modest Mouse - Lampshades on Fire (Spinning 7" video)

Phase One Festival in Carrick On Shannon takes place on Easter Bank Holiday weekend and the lineup is to feature: Horse Meat Disco, Jape DJ set, Fish Go Deep, Sleep Thieves, Donal Dineen, Elaine Mai, Nanu Nanu, Ghosts, Grounds For Invasion, Hauer and more including a workshop by recent Bjork collaborator Space. More info.

Choorpy Connect is a monthly music networking event run by Choorpy which takes place in the Workman’s Club on Wednesday. It’s a gig with two bands but in Choorpy’s Patrick Cutliffe’s own words will be “places where musicians and music industry can meet, chat, get passionate and animated, and generally do business together.” Pete Holidai (The Radiators from Space) will also speak after. Tickets here.

Concrete Soup is a new improv music event in Block-T. The first one happens on on Saturday March 21st and they will take place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. It starts at 4pm. Facebook event.

Misha Freshin’ is a new club night run by Ray Wingnut focusing on DJ/Beats/Hip-hop from the underground. It starts on March 27th in the Bernard Shaw with Sunken Foal, Jimmy The Hideous Penguin and residents. It’s free in and is his in inimitable description Wingnut says expect “great music, dope beats, eclectic mix and Friday-evening-good-vibes out the wazoo.”

Cities Breathing is a once-off event commissioned by St Patrick’s Festival Ireland as part of their ‘I Love My City’ programme which will pair music and visuals. Videographers and visual artists Peter Martin, Albert Hooi with Al Kennington and Kevin A Freeney of CLU Musicwere commissioned to visually explore contemporary Dublin and on Monday March 16th in O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, CLU Music, New Jackson and I Am The Cosmos will play music they’ve composed for the short films. Tickets are €10.

American surf / psych / rockers The Growlers play their debut Irish show in Whelan’s Wednesday July 15th. Tickets €17.50+ on sale from

Scavenger is a new club night “dedicated to Low End Electronic music in the similar vein of Low End Theory L.A”. The first one happens March 26th with three Irish acts: Waste Fellow, Auxiliary Phoenix and King Tortoise.

Radiomade’s The Co-Present show presented by Dwayne Woods and Niamh Farrell is doing a live broadcast with musical performances from Women’s Christmas, Segrasso and the Evolution Project on March 20th in The Mezz in Dublin.

Scottish folk musician and Fence Collective member King Creosote is playing Button Factory on Tuesday May 19th. Tickets €16+ from Ticketmaster.

McAlmont and Butler are back and playing Vicar Street on November 1st. Tickets are €30+ from TM on sale now.

On Easter Sunday April 5th, Dabbledoo Music, the educational music programme for kids are putting on a live gig for their website launch featuring Eomac, Spaces, Interskalactic, Redmonk, TongueBundle and Frankie Grimes. Tickets €10-€15.
dabbledoo launch poster

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