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The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this Bank Holiday week

The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this Bank Holiday week

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


Tuesday April 26th

Laurie Anderson

Low @ Vicar Street (€36.50)
Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker are on album #13. ‘Days Like These’.

Laurie Anderson @ NCH (€29.50+)
A legend of music with Special Guest Rubin Kodheli – The Art Of Falling.

Metronomy @ 3Olympia (€25)
English electro-pop band.

Gig for Gaffs @ Button Factory (€10)
Ispini na hEireann, Sisterix, Aoife Scott and more in aid of National Homeless & Housing Coalition

Leif Vollebekk @ Whelan’s (€18)
Canadian indie folk. Elegy.

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8;30pm, €10)
The weekly acoustic club night in aid of Simon Community. No advance announcement of acts.

NOFOMO @ The Grand Social (€6)
Weekly showcase. Hip-hop acts: xcaliber, J.F.O and objectsnwo


Wednesday April 27th

Bambara. Photo by Lucy Blumenfield.

6 Tracks with Junior Brother @ Hen’s Teeth (€17, 6pm)
Hen’s Teeth HiFi presents 6 Tracks with Junior Brother, a live Q&A & DJ set in the listening lounge.

Shellac @ Button Factory (€28)
Two nights from the American noise rock band who Steve Albini plays guitar with.

Bambara, Skinner @ Academy 2 (€14.50)
NYC indie-rock band. ‘Birds’.

Is this it? indie night @ The Grand Social (€12)
Callum Wall & Band, Emily 7, The District, KLDD, Bucket

Kid Francescoli @ Whelan’s (€22.50)
Singular Artists and Hidden Agenda present this French electronic act. ‘City Lights’.

Rob de Boer & Karmag @ The Big Romance (€12)
Live trio with Patrick Stefan on bass and Eamonn Cagney on congas with Karmag DJing til close.

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Thursday April 28th

Rachel Sermanni.

Keeley @ The Grand Social (€15)
Dublin psychedelic dreampop four-piece.

Shellac @ Button Factory (€28)
Two nights from the American noise rock band who Steve Albini plays guitar with.

Rachel Sermanni, Niamh Regan @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€15)
Scottish folk musician. ‘Swallow Me’.

Black Marble @ The Workman’s Club (€15)
Selective Memory presents New York coldwave electronic artist. ‘Preoccupation’

HamsandwicH @ Opium Rooms (€28)
Two nights from the long-standing Meath indie pop band.

Tonnta: An Evening Song @ Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle (€10)
New Music Dublin. Ergodos presents vocal ensemble Tonnta. This secular vespers is a meditation on memory, loss, and what we leave behind

New Music Dublin: Alex Petcu & Nathan Sherman @ NCH (€12)
Ergodos Records co-commission with New Music Dublin. Totemic album launch. Teaser.

New Music Dublin: Personhood @ NCH (€24)
Irish Premiere of composer Jennifer Walshe’s latest work.

Secret Thursdays @ The Pyg (€10, 11pm)
Secret guest is usually an international DJ.


Friday April 29th

Jena Keating.

District Re-Birthday Party @. The Complex (€10, BYOB)
Sourfruit, Khakikid, UNQ, Becca McNiece.

Audio Department Records showcase @ Bello Bar (€13)
Sets from Adam Mohamed, Jena Keating, BIG LOVE, Jack Foster and Mark Logan.

Claire Rousay @ The Workman’s Cellar (€18)
Experimental Texas-based producer as part of Foggy Notions Flotations Series.

Nialler9 @ The Sound House (10pm, Free in)
Playing some tunes on the quays this Friday.

I Could Be Anything I Want: In celebration of SOPHIE @ The Sugar Club (€10)
A screening of a short 20-minute documentary with a panel discussion, Q&A and DJ sets after Roo Honeychild, darkmavis and Wastefellow

The Death Of Old Sea Legs @ The Grand Social (€17.50)
Old Sea Legs’ Debut Album Launch Party

HamsandwicH @ Opium Rooms (€28)
Two nights from the long-standing Meath indie pop band.

Mr Pink, Ahmed with Love, Chameleon B2B with Gump Mode @ The Lighthouse (€10)
Presented by Malaki.

The Lovely Eggs @ The Workman’s Club (€14)
Two-piece lo-fi psychedelic punk rock band from Lancaster

Spinster @ The Grand Social (€12, 11pm)
Ragin Spice and DJ Greta on the decks.

ELMNTS x Real Talks @ Bad Bobs Rooftop Terrace (€15)
Nuances De Nuit’s T. Jacques plays the Rooftop Series along with Tunney, Dublime Royce Larøca. Vibe.

Dance System @ Centre Point (€6, 11pm)
Producer L-Vis 1990, and as his alias Dance System.

Mark Blair @ Opium Club (€10, 11pm)
One More Tune?

Songs from the Brain Book @ Room 103, National Concert Hall (11pm, €12)
New Music Dublin. A collection of sonic spaces by Diamanda La Berge Dramm, based on texts by Steven J Fowler.

Not Safe For Work @ Bow Lane Social Club (€15, 11pm)
Dublin’s new queer party.

Index x Research: 999999999 @ Index (€18, 11pm)
Acid. Plus Rustal, Ayolxi, Three Stripe Selecta, Tamisya & CFour.

Melodic: Guy J @ Tengu (€25, 11pm)
3-hour Set.

Jeremy Underground @ The Bernard Shaw (€15, 11pm)
Bodytonic & Subject present the established house music DJ.


Saturday April 30th

John Talabot.

Happy Days Beer & Food Festival @ Rascals (€21, 1pm – 9pm)
Saturday/ Sunday Weekender with multi-brewery beers, food and music. DJs include Ed Smith, Dee Reddy, Rev. Tony Bones, Christine McQuillan and more.

Landscape Series @ NCH (€12, 2pm)
New Music Dublin. Irene Murphy, Natalia Beylis, and Óscar Mascareñas

Crash Ensemble: Putting it into music @ NCH (€12, 5:30pm)
New Music Dublin. Works by Emma O’Halloran and Sam Perkin.

Postcards In-between: Maria Kelly @ Universal Space (€7+)
As part of her ‘Postcards In-between’ project, Maria Kelly presents an evening of discussion, music and art centred around ‘cultivating self-compassion’, in association with Minding Creative Minds.

Loraine Club & friends @ The Patriot, Inchicore (€11)
Dublin indie electro-band play a unique venue.

ALYXIS @ Project Arts Centre (€10+/9pm)
XOIOXO Live show from Aylxis as part of Live Collision Festival.

Kate Bollinger @ The Workman’s Club (€14)
Singular Artists present Richmond, Virginia-based singer-songwriter. ‘Who Am I But Someone’

BC Camplight @ The Workman’s Cellar (€20)
Solo date from American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

See Also

Stand With Ukraine @ The Sugar Club (€20)
3 rooms of DJs including Claire Beck, Emmy Shigeto, Eve, Mercorn, R. Kitt, DJ Selky and more.

Tindersticks @ NCH (€50)
Foggy Notions presents Tindersticks with orchestra & guest.

Long Island Sound @ Tengu (€12, 11pm)
Lost Connection album launch on their own label Signs Of Space.

John Talabot @ The Pyg (€10, 10pm)
Catalan DJ and producer is one of our favs.

Diatribe – Jazz Triple Bill @ NCH (10:30pm, €12)
New Music Dublin show with Roamer, Shane Latimer and BigSpoon.

Interplanetary Criminal @ Wigwam (€12, 11pm)
Bodytonic presents Manchester-based Zachary Bruce. Recent mix.

Swiftogeddon @ The Grand Social (€10, 10pm)
The Taylor Swift Club Night plays Taylor Swift all night.

Eats Everything & Melé @ Index (€20, 11pm)
Bristol producer headlines. Defected live set.

Mother @ Lost Lane (€10, 11pm)
The queer disco and electro pop party is on every Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday lately.


Sunday Bank Holiday May 1st

Denzel Curry by Adrian-Villagomez.

Happy Days Beer & Food Festival @ Rascals (€21, 1pm – 9pm)
Saturday/ Sunday Weekender with multi-brewery beers, food and music. DJs include Ed Smith, Dee Reddy, Rev. Tony Bones, Christine McQuillan and more.

John Francis Flynn, Aoife Nessa Frances @ Vicar Street (€22.50)
Dublin trad folk artist.

Dublin Ska Festival @ Whelan’s (€20 or €40 for two nights)
Ska bands take over the venue for Saturday and Sunday.

Sega Bodega @ The Grand Social (€22.50)
Born in Ireland, raised in Glasgow and now based in London, producer, performer and label head. ‘I Need Nothing From You’.

Erica Cody @ The Sound House (€16)
Dublin R&B artist and Dancing with the Stars contestant. ‘Gratitude’.

Denzel Curry @ 3Olympia (Sold Out)
Rapper just dropped the excellent Melt My Eyez See Your Future album.

New Music Dublin: Crash X Diamanda Dramm @ NCH (€12, 9:30pm)
Composer, violinist and avant-garde artist Diamanda La Berge Dramm

Club Comfort: Oibrí Abú! @ Tengu (€10, 11pm)
May Day Bank Holiday Special with Roo Honeychild, DJ Selky and Baliboc

Crazy P Soundsystem @ The Pyg (€20, 10pm)
Disco house DJs.

Plant Bass’d @ Wigwam (€9, 11pm)
Experimental dance DJs featuring Ayolxi / Glimmerman / Rory Sweeney / sohotsospicy

Mother @ Lost Lane (€10, 11pm)
Billy Scurry on the decks. The queer disco and electro pop party.

Dave Clarke & Cailín @ Index (€17, 11pm)
Old school techno DJ Dave Clarke is back.

Embedded X Hidden Love presents: Alarico, PageOne & Support @ The Sound House (€5+. 11pm)
Irish debut for groove based techno DJ Alarico.


Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd

Mitski

Girl In Red @ 3Olympia (€21)
Norwegian pop/rock artist.


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