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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 24th

Rosy Nutty

Rosa Nutty @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€14)
Dublin songwriter returns for her first headline show since 2017 with a full band.

Sleepover Club Presents: Kayleigh Noble @ Workman’s Club Cellar (€15, to late)
Hot Mess EP Launch from R&B artist with support from Curtisy and Ahmed, With Love, Saoirse Miller, Rory Sweeney, Hellokt, D*MPm Angelo, Late Snack (Live)

Gary Numan @ 3Olympia Theatre (€34.50)
Electronic pop legend.

My Chemical Romance @ RHK (€72.50)
Emo nostalgia is out in full force for two nights, and this gig gave us this headline.

Action Bronson @ The Academy (€34)
The Queens rapper has a way with words and food.

This Woman’s Work: @ Merrion Square Park (€8+)
ILF Dublin. Sinéad Gleeson, Margo Jefferson & Zakia Sewell in conversation around the recent music book.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ The Helix (€41)
Colorado Americana folk band.

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 25th

Jockstrap

6 Tracks with Faye of Soda Blonde @ Hen’s Teeth (€15, 6:30pm)
Hour long conversation about the six tracks that inspired Faye Rourke’s songwriting.

Ann Scott @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€13)
Irish singer-songwriter.

Jockstrap @ The Academy 2 (€14.50)
Alt London duo who recently featured here with Concrete Over Water.

Pastiche, Rooue, SG Talbot @ The Grand Social (€15)
Irish pop artist launches Freak Show Symphony EP.

The Unthanks @ Vicar Street (€31)
English folk sisters with eleven-piece ensemble.

My Chemical Romance @ RHK (€72.50)
Emo nostalgia is out in full force for two nights, and this gig gave us this headline.

Marina @ 3Olympia Theatre (€36.50)
Welsh pop star with support from Maeve + Tove Styrke

Odd Morris, The Goa Express @ The Workmans Club (€14)
Last ever show from the Irish rock band.

The Chapel Rats presents: SEWER HOPPING @ The Workman’s Club (€10, 11pm)
Puzzy Wrangler, Conalan, Asa, Nisi Masa


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Thursday May 26th

HappyAlone

Noontide: Sasha Terfous @ Merrion Square Park (12:30, lunchtime show, €10)
International Literature Festival Dublin. Join poet and spoken word artist Sasha Terfous for an exploration of the power of art as a form of activism

LEWWAB @ at Workman’s Cellar (€12)
Rescheduled show from Irish electro-pop duo.

Search Results, The Daisy Chain, Thee U.F.O @ The Workmans Club (€10)
Boppy alt-rock.

HAPPYALONE @ The Sound House (€13)
Cork alt-rockers.

Pabllo Vittar @ National Stadium (€30)
Brazilian drag queen and singer presented by Singular Artists, Mother and Dragged Up.

Yonaka @ The Academy Green Room (€20)
Brighton pop rock band. Seize the Power

Midge Ure @ Button Factory (€35)
Greatest hits show from Ultravox singer.


Friday May 27th

Eiko Ishibashi

Life Festival @ Belvedere House Gardens & Park, Co. Westmeath (€186 for weekend, €71 for Sunday)
Dance & electronic festival featuring Blessed Madonna, Floorplan, FJAAK and more.

Eiko Ishibashi @ The Workman’s Cellar (€21)
Japanese multi-instrumentalist who composed the Drive My Car soundtrack.

Last Apollo, TV People, Melter @ Annesley House, 70 North Strand Road (€10)
Three upcoming alt-rock and indie acts.

The Love Buzz, The Wha @ The Academy 2 (€15)
Cork alt-rock three-piece.

SUUNS @ Opium Rooms (€16)
Canadian experimental indie electro-rock band.

Snug Session: Nealo, Tebi Rex & Davey @ Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin (€15)
First event for emerging and establishing artists in Clondalkin. Website.

Adrian Crowley @ The Workman’s Club (€20)
Irish singer-songwriter. Support Ellie O’Neill.

Three Underneath, Punching Peaches @ The Sound House (€15)
Irish rock trio released their debut self-titled album.

DLRM: Mercorn, Ayolxi, Umami, Murchadh, DJRPIT @ Tengu (€8, 11pm)
DLRM’s main goal of these club events is to raise funds along with awareness for the need of a community hub space in Dublin City.

Bella Festa: Thank You For Dancing : David Jackson @ Wigwam (€6, 11pm)
Italo-rooted night.


Saturday May 28th

Photo: Lumo Club @ Tengu by Roisin Murphy O’Sullivan

Life Festival @ Belvedere House Gardens & Park, Co. Westmeath (€186 for weekend, €71 for Sunday)
Dance & electronic festival featuring Kettama, Paul Woolford, VTSS, Shampain and more.

The Frames, Cormac Begley, Wallis Bird @ RHK (€55)
Long-standing Irish band in the open-air.

Houseplants @ Button Factory (€22)
Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan and producer Daithí with band playing music from their project’s debut album.

Kerbdog @ Whelans
On the Turn 25th anniversary show.

Holy Show’s Party Piece @ Merrion Square Park (€15)
ILF Dublin. Æ MAK, Declan O’Rourke, Michael Harding, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Hugh Cooney will discuss the tradition of the party piece and show their own.

Bingo Loco XXL @ 3Arena (€45)
The silly party biggest show yet.

Lumo Club with DJ Greta @ Tengu (11pm, €13)
With guest Greta alongside the Lumo Club DJs. Disco, house, electronic, pop, electro, italo, heavy bangers and sentimental closers.

Laurent Garnier at Centre Point @ Button Factory (€22.50, 11pm)
French producer with the red face and the big tunes.

Jensen Interceptor @ Wigwam (11pm, €12)
Bodytonic X Slither Presents RINSE FM resident playing all sorts. Detroit Electro & Miami Bass to rolling Italo, thunderous 90’s Breaks and driving EBM

SKETCH with Neil Flynn, The Drifter @ Hang Dai (€10)
German / Irish DJs return home for a DJ sesh.

Cromby @ The Pyg (€10, 11pm)
Belfast electronic producer and Shine resident.

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

Baile Do Brasil Presents: Favela @ The Workman’s Club (€9, 9pm)
Brazilian Baile Funk Party


Sunday May 29th

Big Love

Life Festival @ Belvedere House Gardens & Park, Co. Westmeath (€186 for weekend, €71 for Sunday)
Dance & electronic festival featuring Camelphat, Kink, Rebuke, Sunil Sharpe, Cailin and more.

Traveller Oral Traditions : Music & Poetry @ Merrion Square Park (€12+, 2pm)
ILF Dublin. Join performers from the Travelling Community as they share the music, poetry, and stories that resonate within their cultural heritage.

Big Love, Caoi De Barra @ The Grand Social (€16)
Debut song and video was premiered here last year.

Wynona Bleach, Cabl, Floor Show @ Whelan’s (€11)
Headlined by Belfast alt-rock band.

I Heart Buckley @ Whelan’s (€18)
A celebration of the life and music of Jeff Buckley with Gary Lucas on the 25th anniversary of Jeff’s passing.

The New World: Felispeaks @ Merrion Square Park (€12+, 9pm)
ILF Dublin. Blurring the lines between storytelling, folklore, performance and poetry the spoken word artist has curated a line-up of artists to imagine the New World we wish to live in…


Monday May 30th

Teddy Swims @ The Academy (€17)
Atlanta singer-songwriter with the big voice. ‘Let Me Love You’


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