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The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week // April 5th – 11th

The best gigs & club nights in Dublin this week // April 5th – 11th


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

Tuesday April 5th

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8;30pm, €10)
The acoustic club night is back. No advance announcement of acts.

NOFOMO @ The Grand Social (€10)
A feminist hybrid event with music from Luna Juniper, TORIA, Actress, Molly Dowling

Stevie Appleby, J Smith @ Whelan’s (€14)
Former frontman of Little Green Cars. ‘Welfare’.

Wednesday April 6th


Bakar. @ Button Factory (Sold Out)
British artist nown for his experimental indie rock.

Palmo presents Boogie Down @ Workman’s Cellar (€10)
Lou, Laurence Kapinga, Basht.

Kaleidoscope @ Bello Bar (sold out)
Jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty, Indian classical music from visiting sarod player Sougata Roy Chowdhury with Rupak Pandit on tabla, Irish composer John McLachlan’s new work for clarinet and fixed media, Uilleann piper Mick O’Brien & more

Loose Tooth Dental Club @ The Sound House (€5, 11pm)
Jordan (Slither), Mercorn, Eoin Boyle, Ro-Co B2B Maxine.

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Thursday April 7th


Still Blue, St. Francis and Dig Deep @ Workmans Cellar (€10)
Dublin Indie-Pop band. New single ‘Whatcha Gonna Do’ is a great track.

NewDad @ Whelan’s (Sold Out)
Galway shoegaze band on the rise.

Crossfade: Laurence Kapinga @ Hen’s Teeth (7pm)
Crossfade is a new live talk show/mix series from Mercornn who will chat to Irish born/based musicians, DJ and producers. First up, Negro Impacto producer.

Crane Club presents: Chippy Nonstop @ Tengu (€15, 11pm)
DJ from Toronto and Canadian Hard Dance scene. With support darkmavis y2kes Matthew Wright (IE)

Friday April 8th

Mdou Moctar.

Fucked Up, Extravision @ The Grand Social (€26)
Canadian rockers 10th Anniversary of David Comes To Life Tour

Gypsies On The Autobahn @ Whelan’s (€15)
The band’s farewell show comes 2 years later than planned.

Mdou Moctar @ The Sugar Club (Sold Out)
Tuareg songwriter and musician based in Niger who released a hit album Afrique Victime. ‘Nakanegh Dich’

Stephen James Smith @ Pepper Caninster Church (€16)
Launch of Irish poet’s album was produced by Gareth Quinn Redmond features a fine cast including Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Jess Kav, Laura Quirke (Lemoncello), Cormac Begley, Camin Gilmore (Sun Collective / Crash Ensemble) among others.

Really Good Time @ The Grand Social (€10)
“Dublin’s hottest post-crunk apré-garde super group. ‘Afternoon Tea’

Noah Gundersen @ The Workman’s Club (€20)
Feathers Glued To Your Face. Atlantis feat. Phoebe Bridgers.

Why Not? Indie Club @ The Grand Social (€12, 11pm)
Featuring: The Wha?, Cabl., Why Not? Vinyl DJ Brian Briggs

Human Energy 001 with LCY, EMA & Cachai @ Tengu (€10+, 11pm)
Human Error’s Human Energy finds solace in faster tempos, mistaken rhythms and intimate parties. LCY set.

Hidden Love presents: Phara, Shamen Blessing, Geist @ Wigwam (€10)
The Fuse Brussels resident with releases featured on Soma, SK-X and Planet Rhythm

Quinton Campbell & Prince Prada @ The Pyg (€10, 10pm)
Quinton Campbell DJ Mix | Boiler Room x AVA Festival

Mother with Jack Rua @ Lost Lane (€11, 11pm)
With performances from DJ RÍ, Lavender, Shaqira Knightly & Annie Queeries. ‘Vacuum’

Saturday April 9th

Club Princess

SYNTHESIZE_HER_ @ Dublin Modular (Sold Out, 2pm)
A collaborative gender inclusive experience and workshop exploring noise making technology. Another Sunday and in April.

Vernon Jane @ The Sugar Club (€15)
Dublin jazz-punk band have a new single ‘Origami’ out this week.

East Forest @ Pepper Canister Church (€20)
Electro-acoustic orchestral ambient ‘soulgaze’ artist.

Badhands @ Whelan’s (€15.50)
Dan Fitzpatrick’s launch for new album Far Away

Skee Mask @ Index (€20, 11pm)
Rescheduled date.German producer recently pulled all music from Spotify. Support from EMA, Karmag, Síofra, Rob O.

See Also

Surgeon, Lee Kelly & Caskre @ Wigwam (€20, 11pm)
Techno royalty? Absolutely.

Syl Black & Telephony @ The Pyg (€10, 10pm)
Telephony is an alias of Robert Smyth of Mix And Fairbanks.

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

Pear: Club Fitness @ Tengu (€10, 11pm)
The Canadian-born, London-based DJ is a cult rave-y party starter. Plus residents Fio Fa and Nev Jio

Centre Point: DJ Slugo + IMNOTYOURMATE @ Button Factory (€10, 11pm)
Chicago and Belfast DJs together. A Reboot Events, Research Label and Slither Dublin co-present. Plus Derv b2b Hellokt

Sunday April 10th

Kean Kavanagh

SYNTHESIZE_HER_ @ Dublin Modular (Sold Out, 2pm)
A collaborative gender inclusive experience and workshop exploring noise making technology. Another Sunday and in April.

Saint Sister @ 3Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
Rescheduled show from the folk-rooted electronic pop duo.

Kean Kavanagh, Celia Talib @ Button Factory (€14)
Soft Boy Portlaoise fella. ‘Heart Attacks’

Open Mike Eagle @ Whelan’s (€24)
Revered American rapper who brings humour and socio-commentary to his music. ‘Multi-Game Arcade Cabinet’

Sparks @ Vicar Street (Sold Out)
The American’ art synth-pop duo have been around for 50 years and made the film Annette and had a documentary by Edgar Wright made about them.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls @ The Academy (€32.50)
Reasons Not To Be An Idiot

Monday April 11th

Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock @ Whelan’s (€16.50)
Part of two shows on the No Dream tour. Support from Fresh and All Away Lou.

Midlake @ Button Factory (€35)
American folk rock band from Denton, Texas

Joan As Police Woman @ Pepper Canister Church (€24.50)
Live in concert with Parker Kindred (drums) and Jacob Silver (bass) for two nights. Sunday is sold out.

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