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The best gigs, clubs & festivals in Dublin this week

The best gigs, clubs & festivals in Dublin this week

Luke Sharkey

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Monday November 18th

  • Love Of Sounds: Coskun Karedmir, Ozer Ozel @ St. Mary’s Church (Free)
    Two Turkish composers present a one-off gig which presents their interpretations of the historic and contemporary music which has emerged from their home town of Anatolia.

Tuesday November 19th

  • Cass McCombs @ The Button Factory (€20+)
    American native whose eclectic compositions have evolved and matured since origin in 2002. Check out latest single ‘Confidence Man‘.
  • Sorry @ Sound House (€12+)
    North-London band whose downer-pop offers a romantic sheen.
  • TPM, Post Punk Podge @ Workman’s Club (€12+)
    Headlining on the night are Dundalk’s finest anti-establisment electric punk band. ‘Fuck RTÉ‘.
  • Rex Orange County @ Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
    American singer-songwriter who rose to prominence following guest vocals on Tyler The Creator’s Flower Boy.

Wednesday November 20th

  • Rex Orange County @ Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
    American singer-songwriter who rose to prominence following guest vocals on Tyler The Creator’s Flower Boy.
  • Abner Browns: SYNK, Tolu Makay @ Abner Browns (€5+)
    The gig series in Dublin’s renowned Barber Shop is in rude health thanks to bookings like emerging R&B artist Tolu Makay.
  • Ghost @ 3Arena (€55+)
    Swedish metal band with a penchant for morbid theatrics.
  • Taylor McFerrin @ The Sugar Club (€20+)
    McFerrin may come from rich musical heritage, but his avant-garde R&B inspired electronica under his own name is to be reckoned with. ‘Decisions‘.
  • Sorcha Richardson @ Whelan’s (€17+)
    This Dubliner has just released her debut LP First Prize Bravery after four long years of writing and recording.
  • Rozi Plain @ The Workman’s Club (€13)
    U.K. alt-folk musician
  • Jade Bird @ Academy Green Room (€17+)
    English singer-songwriter who has been the adoration of Spotify new artist playlists.
  • Sofi Tukker @ Vicar Street (€25+)
    Jungle pop duo who have landed a couple of smash hits. Check out ‘Drinkee‘.
  • The Mountain Goats @ The Button Factory (€23+)
    Incrediably prolific American lo-fi outfit whose lyrics address the intimate moments for life’s fringe people.

Thursday November 21st

  • Fresh Mode: God Knows, Denise Chaila, Bantum,Celaviedamai @ The Well (Free with registration + complementary pint)
    The Nialler9 curated gig night in association with Franciscan Well presents night 2/3  with a one-off collaborative set between two of the nation’s finest MCs and and one of its most engaging producers. 
  • AIKJ @ Lost Lane (€15+ , WIN TICKETS)
    Irish MC fresh from the release of his 1992 EP.
  • Wallis Bird @ Vicar Street (€28)
    Berlin-based Irish singer-songwriter.
  • Maria Kelly @ Sound House (€10+)
    Irish BIMM graduate and singer-songwriter comes home from Berlin for a headliner.
  • !!! (Chk Chk Chk) @ Whelan’s (€25+)
    This veteran Californian dance-punk band have one of the hardest names to google in modern music.
  • Tandem Felix @ Bellobar (€13+)
    Dublin native making articulate alternative-indie, check out debut album Rom-Com.
  • Lewis Capaldi @ Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
    A nice guy by all accounts but I could take or leave his guy on acoustic guitar blandness.
  • Paj, Rachael Lavelle@ Twenty Two Night Club (€10+)
    Irish beats producer and vocalist launches his new EP.
  • Safehaus in aid of ICHH @ Wigwam (10.30pm, €8+)
    One of the city’s best emerging recurring night does a night in aid of a homelessness charity.
  • Notions: TSVI @ Wigwam (10pm, €5+)
    Youthful student night presents Italian house DJ for the night.

Friday November 22nd

  • Girl Band @ Vicar Street (Sold Out)
    A rare live set from one of the nation’s finest bands. Check out our interview with guitarist Alan Duggan on their new album The Talkies here.
  • Sigrid @ 3Arena (Resale €30+)
    Norweigan pop artist whose idiosyncratic debut LP Sucker Punch has attracted arena-worthy followings.
  • Isaac Jones, Julia Louise Knifefist, Angular Hank @ BelloBar (€8+)
    A triple billing of Dublin alternative indie.
  • Naaz @ Academy Green Room (€13+)
    Holland native who brands her music as quirkpop.
  • The Henry Girls @ Liberty Hall (€20+)
    Irish roots and trad three-piece.
  • Donal Dineen @ The Big Romance (Free)
    Vinyl from the big lad.
  • Portico Quartet @ The Sugar Club (€)
    Jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism
  • Don’t Worry ‘Bout It: E M A, Sourfruit, DWBI Residents @ The Lighthouse (€7+)
    DWBI returns to Bodytonic’s venue in Dun Laoghaire with headline duties by Dublin-based DJ E M A.
  • Miles Kane @ The Academy (€25+)
    British vintage-inspired rocker and one time half of The Last Shadow Puppets.
  • Reflex: Electric 80s & New Romance @ Fibbers (Free)
    Big 80s tunes in the basement of a Friday, free in too baby.
  • Island Times @ Bow Lane (10pm, Free)
    Veteran selector does a vinyl only set.
  • Mix & Fairbanks @ Tengu (11pm)
    No doubt this will sell out, tickets only on the door.
  • Maribou State DJ Set @ Button Factory (11pm, €12+)
    British dance duo whose Kingdoms In Colour album was among our favourites of last year. ‘Nervous Tics‘.
  • Spacer: Peter Kellz @ Lost Lane (11pm, Free)
    Friday night dancing with AE MAK drummer, Camcor Calling promoter.
  • Pure Shores @ Wigwam (11pm, Free)
    Wigwam’s ground floor plays host to Louise Bruton & Micheal Pope’s collaborative club night.
  • Willow @ Wigwam (11pm, €5+)
    One of Manchester’s top dance heads blesses Abbey Street.
  • Index: Inhalt der Nacht, Under Black Helmet & Luke Xander @ 39/40 (11pm, €13+)
    39/40 is a cult favoruite for the hardes techno offerings the city has to give.

Saturday November 23rd

  • Kidsyard @ Wigwam (1pm, €5+)
    Dublin City Mum & Bodytonic team up to host a family-friendly dance party.
  • The Big Romance’s 1st Birthday @ The Big Romance (1pm, Free)
    The new spot on Parnell Street isn’t all that new anymore. DJ sets from David Kitt and loads more on the day.
  • Girl Band @ Vicar Street (Sold Out)
    A rare live set from one of the nation’s finest bands. Check out our interview with guitarist Alan Duggan on their new album The Talkies here.
  • Electric Six @ The Academy (€20+)
  • Scoop Foundation 10th Birthday Xmas Party @ The Well (Free)
    Hugh Cooney hosts Carriages, Runway Lights, Basciville, Robert John Ardiff & Paddy Hanna
  • Liam Gallagher @ 3Arena (€50+)
    Defintiely the more abrasive of the Gallagher brothers and that is saying something.
  • Fynch @ Drop Dead Twice (€5+)
    Dublin MC hosts a launch gig for his Bookie Pens & Loose Ends EP. ‘Milk Teeth‘.
  • DJ Tennis @ Pyg (€8+)
    Expect pumping Italo from Life & Death label bossman.
  • Ben Johnson & Sean Shibe @ Royal College Of Physicians Of Ireland (€20+)
    Classically trained tenor and virtuoso guitarist team up for a night of Western Art Music.
  • Sasha & John Digweed @ D8 (10pm, €27+)
    Two UK veterans sharing the same bill will surely catch the eye of rave heads across the nation.
  • Now That’s What I Call Lumo! @ Tengu (10.30pm, €7+)
    The Lumo crew go 80s for the night, good 80s though.
  • Horse Meat Disco @ Opium (10.30pm, €10+)
    This English disco collective are among the best fun dance music has to offer. ‘Boiler Room‘.
  • Souletiquette: Afro Caribbean Party @ Tengu (10.30pm, €8+)
    Expect plenty of dancehall & tropical sounds at this.
  • Mother with Elaine Mai @ Lost Lane (€10, 11pm)
    Second night of new residency.
  • OSLO: JyellowL @ Workman’s Club (11pm, Free)
    Irish MC who just got his track ‘Ozone‘ featured on the new FIFA soundtrack.
  • Human Error: Baltra, DART @ 39/40 (11pm, €10+)
    Some of the very finest in Ireland’s emerging alternative club up on show.
  • Dekmantel Soundsystem @ Wigwam (11pm, €10+)
    Dutch collective behind many a sweaty night and self-organised festival.

Sunday November 24th

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