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The best gigs and club nights in Dublin this week

The best gigs and club nights in Dublin this week

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Tuesday July 12th

Nicotine Dolls @ Whelan’s
NYC pop/rock band.

Social Distortion @ The Academy
Punk godfathers going 30 years strong. Guests Grade 2 & Lovebreakers.


Wednesday July 13th

Alex Gough

Ex Oh Promotions Presents; Hotgirl, Anie Valentine, Actress @ The Workman’s Club
Alt-folk triple header under the banner Burning The Heather.

Alex Gough, Saibh Skelly @ The Sound House
As part of the Jameson Connects series in the venue this month.

To Gaze Upon Us @ Whelan’s
Galway singer-songwriters Steven Sharpe and Katie O’Connor

Kassa Overall @ The Sugar Club
NY jazz musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer.

Belinda Carlisle @ Vicar Street
Singer of ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’.

Naoise @ 8 Essex Street East
Naoise launches track garage/folk rock I’m not a woman, about being non-binary


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Thursday July 14th

Fynch.

Villagers, Gruff Rhys @ Iveagh Gardens
An open-air chance to see Fever Dreams live.

Burner Records presents: Sim Card Sessions #4 @ The Workmans Cellar
Performances from Fynch, Jillelli (DJ set) Nonzus Magnus, StrangeLove, Wallfella

Is This It #3 @ The Grand Social
New Irish indie feat. Callum Wall, Fulvetta, Leah Carey, Lifts, Dog Day Afternoon


Friday July 15th

AE MAK

Irish Festivals this week:

Fidelity Beer Festival @ Mansion House
Whiplash & The Big Romance’s beer fest.

Continuous Patterns @ IMMA
Homebeat-curated summer party with R.Kitt, AE MAK, Glasshouse, Aoife Nessa Frances, Claire Beck and more

Forever Young Festival @ Palmerstown House
80s bands festival with Holly Johnson, T-Pau, Five Star, Undertones, Wendy James and more.

Handelfest @ Dublin Castle
Presented by the Irish Baroque Orchestra, a programme of Handel-centric music.


Bricknasty Sessions #3 @ The Sugar Club
Ballymun anarchic neo-soul band.

Rex Orange County @ Iveagh Gardens
English singer and songwriter. ‘Keep it Up’

Strangers With Guns @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Dublin alt-rock grunge band with support Vendetta Love and Chrononaut.

Scarypoolparty @ Whelan’s
American singer/songwriter. ‘Home’

Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush @ Button Factory
Tis Kate Bush season after all.

Brayside Boyz @ The Sound House
Irish rap. Plus DJ Crashfader Dee behind the decks.

ELMNTS pres. Harrison BDP @ Tengu (11pm)
DJs Harrison BDP, Lynchie b2b dublime, Gracie. Welsh DJ and producer Harrison BDP.

HONEYPOT 001: Spread Your Wings @ The Sound House (11pm)
HONEYPOT is a new club night and community for gay girls and friends. DJs Mercorn, Rhyzine.

Crane Club Presents God Save The Rave @ Bow Lane Social Club (10:30pm)
Free party with UK bass music: Garage, Bassline, Donk and Happy Hardcore all night long.

Variant Crewm, Rory Sweeney, Mooncup @ Wigwam @ Wigwam Basement (11pm)
“Grime, footwork, electro, dubstep, business techno, bank house, rodeo vaporcore, aggressively soft noise, bitcoin wave and U2-step.


Saturday July 16th

Pixies

Irish Festivals this week:

Fidelity Beer Festival @ Mansion House
Whiplash & The Big Romance’s beer fest.

Continuous Patterns @ IMMA
Homebeat-curated summer party with Ye Vagabonds, Gareth Quinn Redmond, Landless, Stomptown Brass, Aoife Wolf, Emma Shigeta & more

Forever Young Festival @ Palmerstown House
80s bands festival with Bananarama, Tony Hadley, Tiffany, OMD, Paul Young, Heather Small and more.

Handelfest @ Dublin Castle
Presented by the Irish Baroque Orchestra, a programme of Handel-centric music.


Research Rooftop Party @ The Grand Social (2pm)
All-day party with Slither DJs, Erik Burka, Tamisiya and more

Pixies @ Iveagh Gardens
The classic rock band reunited in 2004 and haven’t looked back.

M Ward @ Pepper Canister Church
American folk singer-songwriter and one half of She and Him.

Nixer, Bean Sí, Julia Louise Knifefist @ The Bernard Shaw
Part of a night called Lonely Lovers Klub from Slither.

Orla Gartland, Milk., Maria Kelly @ The Academy
The Irish singer-songwriter and Woman On The Internet. Over 14’s show. ‘More Like You’. Already played Whelan’s on Monday too.

Fluttertone Presents LightNife, Aidan Giles @ The Sound House
Dublin hip hop group LightNife.

Oliver Cole @ Whelan’s
Father, Brother, Son album launch – Full Band Show

Fuzzed Up: Keeley, Sir Marmalade, Deejay @ The Thomas House
Indie Club presents psychedelic dreampop quartet

Been Stellar, Gurriers @ The Workman’s Club
Selective Memory & Radiator present the New York indie rockers

Laurent Garnier documentary Off the Record @ The Sugar Club
A new documentary about the iconic French electronic music producer and DJ Laurent Garnier

Under Starling, Sundown, Fern Hope @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Dungarvan-formed alt-rock band.

KennyHoopla @ The Academy Green Room
American indie artist. ‘how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?

The Crayon Set @ Whelan’s Upstairs (11:30pm)
The Midnight Hour is free if you apply for the list at the link above.

Dig: Tr One Album launch From The Studio Of @ The Sugar Club (11pm)
Main Room: Eliza / Barry Donovan / Maeve O’Neill b2b Belacqua Side Bar : Tr One / Westcoast Goddess Terrace: Aoife Nic Canna / Rachel Hegarty

Four Four Mag presents Summer in the City @ Wigwam (11pm)
Ricky Chong, Tamisya, George Feely.

Mother Club @ Lost Lane (11pm)
The queer disco and electro pop party is on every Saturday with DJs including Rocky, Ruth Kavanagh, Phil Boyle and Billy Scurry.


Sunday July 17th

Arab Strap

Arab Strap @ Whelan’s
Scottish duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton. 2 nights.

David Owens @ The Workmans Club
Galway-raised singer-songwriter. Song ‘Ghost’ was featured here.

International Love Brigade, Last Apollo @ Bello Bar
New Dublin band supported by a recent new fav.


Monday July 18th

Arab Strap @ Whelan’s
Scottish duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton. 2 nights.


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