Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival is back for its eighth year this month from January 18th – 21st, a showcase of 50 up and coming Irish bands and artists across three venues. Tickets are €5 per day or €10 for 4 days with a free pint of Hop House included on any ticket. The line-up… Read more »

Posted on January 8th, 2018

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Before their Malahide Castle gig last night, Arcade Fire’s Everything Now Twitter account posted instructions tied in to the band’s Creature Comforts single release on Friday, saying for fans to find some Creature Comfort cereal boxes (there’s a fake ad) and to tweet a pic of themselves to get into the afterparty. So, the boxes… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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The IMRO Live Music Venue Of The Year Awards took place tonight for the eighth time and the winners included Whelan’s in Dublin, Levi’s in Cork and The Set Theatre in Kilkenny. The Set Theatre won the public vote award for National Live Music Venue of the Year 2015. Regional winners included Whelan’s (Dublin), Spirit… Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2016

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Whelan’s annual Ones To Watch festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday this week featuring a huge list of promising upcoming Irish bands. State.ie will be presenting their Faces of 2016 bands as part of the lineup (as denoted by an [s] below). Tickets for it are €5 per day or €10 for all 4… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2016

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Martha Wainwright is set to play one of the Whelans25 shows in November in the venue. Tickets for the show go on sale on Wednesday morning (August 13th) at 9am priced at €25 (ex-fees) from ticketmaster.ie, whelanslive.com & outlets nationwide. Wainwright, sister of Rufus and daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, is currently… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2014

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As part of the Whelans25 gigs, The Frames are the latest, after Damien Rice recently, to celebrate the venue’s anniversary. As with the last gig, it’s short notice with the band playing the venue on Monday 30th June. Tickets €20 on sale tomorrow at 2pm (Tue 24th June), 2pm available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

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Two years ago this month, June 24th 2012, journalist Eugene Moloney was assaulted on the way home one night on Camden Street. A single blow to his head by his attacker killed him and he died on the street. The killer was sentenced to five years in jail for manslaughter with two years suspended. Moloney,… Read more »

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

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It’s been a long time coming but Damien Rice is back with a new album later in the year and as part of that awakening from his slumber, he will play a special Whelan’s 25th Anniversary Gig next Tuesday 13th May. Yes, that’s next week. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am through Whelanslive.com at… Read more »

Posted on May 7th, 2014

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Those old enough may remember the Road Relish singles club, a series of limited 7″ singles featuring split tracks from Irish bands. That’s an idea that Seven Quarters, a new club night happening in Whelan’s in April will be (im)pressing with a monthly limited edition seven inch vinyl, featuring unreleased tracks given away for free… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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Whelan’s now annual Ones To Watch Festival is back next week to banish the January blues from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th January with 50 new Irish bands to check out over the four days in 3 venues including Whelan’s main venue, Upstairs and The Village. Tickets are €5 per day or €10 for 4 days… Read more »

Posted on January 7th, 2014

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A lot has happened since Death Grips cancelled last year’s show in Academy 2 in Dublin. The band released No Love Deep Web for free download, scrapped with their label Columbia over the release and were eventually, unsurprisingly dropped. But no other Irish date was forthcoming until now. Good news then. Death Grips play Whelan’s… Read more »

Posted on February 18th, 2013

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