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The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week

The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week

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


Tuesday May 17th

Amy Michelle

Amy Michelle @ Smock Alley (€15)
Debut headline Dublin show from the Mullingar pop artist on the rise.

Nerves @ The Workman’s Club Cellar (€12.50)
Post-rock band from West of Ireland. Watch their Chromatic series.

Mahalia @ Button Factory (€26)
English R&B artist.

Baby Bushka @ The Sugar Club (€22.50)
Two nights of Kate Bush alternative versions from an 8-piece San Diego troupe.

NOFOMO @ The Grand Social (€6)
Hannah McConnell, Strap, Daniel Gallagher, Bubba Kash, Hollows, Martin McConnell

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


Wednesday May 18th

Baby Bushka

Baby Bushka @ The Sugar Club (€22.50)
Two nights of Kate Bush alternative versions from an 8-piece San Diego troupe.

Maverick Sabre @ The Academy (€25)
The Irish Londoner with the sweet singing soul voice.

Sam Wickens, Reevah @ The Workman’s Cellar (€15)
Bangor singer-songwriter with support from Derry based Indie-pop artist.

Ailsha, Lisa Murray, Leah Moran @ The Workman’s Club (€10)
Irish composer for video games, singer-songwriter and producer from Co. Wicklow who makes “goth pop”.


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Thursday May 19th

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf @ Button Factory (Sold Out)
We were big fans of The Neon Skyline.

Sive @ The Workman’s Club (€15)
Kildare singer-songwriter recently released second album of alt-folk.

Burner Records: Sim Card Sessions @ The Workman’s Club (€5+)
Blue Niall, Sweet Lemondae, Max Zanga x Talkgick, DJs: XXXX in Stereo. Rory Sweeney, Sjush Ram.

Blueslate, Serena, Jack Joyce and the Beanstalks @ The Sound House (€13)
New music showcase night.

District Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Merrion Square Park (€10)
Spoken word with Natalya O’Flaherty, Matt O’Boyle, and Dafe Orgubo as part of International Literature Festival Dublin

The Divine Comedy @ 3Olympia (€45)
2 nights with Neil Hannon on Dame Street.

David Gray @ 3Arena (€49.50)
White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour. 3 nights.

Tim Chadwick @ The Academy (€16.50)
Irish pop artist.

Flood presents: OVID @ Wigwam (€8, 11pm)
Hard drum vibes with darkmavis, Little O, Ovid, DJ Selky

RATHAUS: Club Rats @ The Sound House (€13, 10:30pm)
Alt8 & Shannen Blessing B2B, Ariana Grindr.


Friday May 20th

Silverbacks // Photo: Roisin Murphy O’Sullivan

Skinner, Cruel Sister @ The Workman’s Club (€12)
Irish alt-no wave rock artist who recently released The Slump.

Silverbacks @ Whelan’s (€15)
Dublin/Kildare band released the excellent Archive Material, their second album on Full Time Hobby this year.

Post Party @ The Workman’s Cellar (€14)
Dublin rock and new wave band.

Sing Along Social: Dolly Parton vs Shania Twain @ The Sugar Club (€12)
Aoife & The Craic Mechanics want you to sing along to country hits.

Brid Kenny, Harry Fennel @ The Sound House (€12)
Indie folk singer-songwriter from Nenagh. Live.

Steve Wickham, Jane Willow @ The Cobblestone (€15)
The Waterboys violinist and singer-songwriter play solo headline sets.

David Gray @ 3Arena (€49.50)
White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour. 3 nights.

Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Dan Trueman @ Liberty Hall Theatre (€20)
Performing songs from their joint album Laghdú with the DNA of Norwegian and Irish fiddling.

The Divine Comedy @ 3Olympia (€45)
2 nights with Neil Hannon on Dame Street.

District IRL Summer Soirée with Bella Festa @ Merrion Square Park (9:30pm, €12+)
 Italo Disco, Synth Pop, and Cosmic tunes. International Literature Festival Dublin.

R3D’s House: SUMMER JAM @ Tengu (€12, 11pm)
Hip-hop and R&B night.

Nocturnal Animals present: Electronic Therapy @ The Sugar Club (€14, 11pm)
Berlin-style house and techno night.

Parra for Cuva @ Lost Lane (€15, 11pm)
Hidden Agenda presents German electronic producer and DJ.

Slither @ Wigwam (€1, 11pm)
Sure, it’s only a euro in.

DJ Deece & Handsome Paddy @ The Pyg (Free, 11pm)
Two good DJs for free.


Saturday May 21st

Beach House

Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival @ Marlay Park (€45+, Noon – 10pm)
Featuring Paul Brady, Strange Boy, Caitlín agus Ciarán, Daoirí Farrell, Ispíní na hÉireann, The Bonny Men, The Dublin Lasses, Steo Wall, Rónán Ó Snodaigh and more.

Dublin Modular Summer Yard Party @ Pallas (€10, 3pm – 10pm)
Controlled Voltage series of experimental and contemporary arts features Queen Beats, Frank Grimes, Brawni and more.

Julien Baker, Rat Boys @ Whelan’s (€22.50)
First of two nights in the venue for the Tennessee alt-indie songwriter.

Beach House @ National Stadium (€45)
Baltimore shoegaze synth duo.

Big Sleep @ The Sound House (€12)
Dublin alt-indie. ‘Tutti Frutti’

1000 Beasts @ Bello Bar (€15)
Cork producer Cian Sweeney will be playing his recent Naruda album in full with guests Arthur Valentine & Carrie.

Sack @ The Workman’s Cellar (€20)
Dublin five-piece who started out in 1994.

Bear’s Den @ 3Olympia (€26.50)
Folk-rock duo on Communion Records

David Gray @ 3Arena (€49.50)
White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour. 3 nights.

Baliboc & Emby @ Tengu (€10, 11pm)
Club Comfort resident/big-blenda Baliboc on the decks & vocalist Emby all night.

New Jackson @ Hang Dai Chinese (€8, 11:30pm)
David Kitt’s electronic project all-night long.

Soul Jam at Centre Point @ Button Factory (€12, 11pm)
Disco, house and funk from resident Soul Jam DJs.

Flikkers: The Flashback Ball @ The Church (€11, 11pm)
Live performance and club LGTBQIA+ event tribute to the 1970s and 80s Dublin dance scene. DJs Tonie Walsh, Brendan O’Byrne, Winnie Coakley and Gerry Moore (DJs) plus special appearances by The Wild Geeze and Paddy Fagan

Crane Club Presents: GUNFINGERS @ Bow Lane Social Club (Free, Donation, €10)
DnB & Jungle Free Party

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

Syl Black and DJ Pierr @ The Pyg (10pm, Free)
DJ double header.


Sunday May 22nd

Julien Baker

Julien Baker, Rat Boys @ Whelan’s (€22.50)
Second of two nights in the venue for the Tennessee alt-indie songwriter.

Katie Phelan @ The Workman’s Cellar (€12.50)
Indie-folk pop songwriter. As featured here.

Machine Girl @ The Workman’s (€18)
Two piece digital hardcore outfit from NYC. Live.

Alt-J @ 3Olympia (€45)
2 nights with the English alt band.

TALKATIVES: Poetry & Rap Slam @ Merrion Square Park (€10, 7pm)
International Literature Festival Dublin. FELISPEAKS, Dagogo Hart, and Samuel Yakura.

Bladerunner (Live) @ Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (€55)
Performed Live to Picture by the 12-Piece, Synth-led Avex Ensemble.

Dodie @ The Helix (€22.50)
English singer-songwriter, author, and YouTuber


Monday May 23rd

Daniel Rossen

Noontide: Acoustics with Tomike @ Merrion Square Park (12:30, lunchtime show, €10)
International Literature Festival Dublin in partnership with District Magazine.

Alt-J @ 3Olympia (€45)
2 nights with the English alt band.

Daniel Rossen @ Pepper Canister Church (€27)
Grizzly Bear songwriter plays a solo show.

Madison Cunningham, A Smyth @ The Grand Social (€12.50)
Rolling Stone describes her music as “a new spin on West Coast folk-rock, with classical tendencies, electric guitars, jazz-school chord changes and alt-rock strut all living under the same roof”


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