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The best gigs, clubs & festivals in Dublin this week

The best gigs, clubs & festivals in Dublin this week

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Monday December 2nd

Tuesday December 3rd

  • Aldous Harding @ Vicar Street (€25+)
    My god I adored this New Zealand artists latest record deeply.
  • J.I.D. @ Olympia Theatre (€26+)
    Heed my words, J.I.D. is absolutely one of the best emerging MCs worldwide.
  • Sion Hill @ The Sugar Club (€13+)
    Not the school, this Irish singer-songwriter duo are making moves.
  • On the Fringes of Diaspora, The Songs of the Unwanted @ DU Players Theatre (Free)
    This avant-garde gig aims to tell the stories of various diaspora through live ethnomusicological performance.

Wednesday December 4th

  • The Coronas @ The Sound House (€35+)
    Sleep all day & drink all night.
  • John Sheahan @ Vicar Street (€36+)
    Fiddle player formerly of the Dubliners.
  • Rod Stewart @ 3Arena (€141+)
    You know who Rod Stewart is.
  • Róisín Murphy Night @ The Big Romance (Free)
    A night of vinyl appreciation for one of Ireland’s best electronic artists.

Thursday December 5th

Friday December 6th

  • Talos @ Olympia Theatre (€24+)
    Eoin French’s dreamy indie project do a Dublin date.
  • Homebeat: David Kitt @ Dublin Unitarian Church (€22+)
    Kittser’s last Dublin date for a cool minute.
  • Handel’s Messiah @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral (€5+)
    The Irish Baroque Orchestra takes on a classic.
  • Before the Nightmare Before Christmas @ The Space Between (€)
    Mount Alaska, Ships, Ordnance Survey & more perform in the new yoga and event space from Dave Smith (Mabos).
  • Maija Sofia @ The Sound House (€10+)
    Launching her poignant debut LP Bath Time.
  • The Coronas @ Whelan’s (€35+)
    Sleep all day and drink all night.
  • Alex Gough @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€13+)
    Hip-hop MC and drummer capping off an outstanding year.
  • John Sheahan @ Vicar Street (€36+)
    Fiddle player formerly of the Dubliners.
  • Dylan David Howard @ International Bar (Free)
    Up & Coming Irish singer-songwriter.
  • Havvk @ Bello bar (€8+)
    Three-piece alternative Irish rock band.‘Shifting Shape’.
  • The R&B Club @ Tengu (10pm, €9+)
    A stalwart of late nights in Dublin.
  • Kollective 002 @ Tramline (10pm, €5+)
    Drink deals and house music.
  • Index: Karenn @ 39/40 (11pm, €11+)
    About as hard as techno comes.
  • Spacer: Nialler9 @ Lost Lane (Free, 11pm)
    Nialler is back in Lost Lane after a magic Other Voices set.
  • Yin Yang: Leo Pol @ Wigwam (11pm, €5+)
    ‘Live In The Lab London’.
  • Last Dance @ Button Factory (11pm, €5+)
    A Dublin dance collective throws their last bash of 2019.
  • Strawberries @ The Sound House (11.30pm, €6+)
    An LGBTQ+ house night.

Saturday December 7th

  • Uly & Friends @ Bellobar (€14+)
    Bedroom pop act does a live show with a little help from his friends.
  • Red Pyg: Dan Shake @ Pyg (€8+)
    ‘Boiler Room’.
  • Fontaines D.C. @ Vicar Street (Sold Out)
    Boys In The Better Land.
  • Nialler9 @ The Big Romance (Free)
    vinyl and bar vibes.
  • YULE! @ Dalymount Park (€20+)
    Featuring; Dónal Lunny, Aoife Nessa Frances, Scott Walker Tribute (Supergroup), Badhands, Rachael Lavelle, Mother Tongues, Cian Ó’Cíobháin, Natalya O’Flaherty, Tandem Felix, and Paddy Hanna, with more to be confirmed, and more. Annual Young Hearts Run Free fundraiser.
  • Charlie Bones @ Lucky’s (Free)
    NTS radio DJ.
  • The Frank and Walters @ Whelan’s (€25+)
    Long-serving Irish rock band.
  • BATS @ Lost Lane (€12+)
    Math metallers performing material from their new LP.
  • AE Mak @ The Button Factory (€16+)
    Irish art-pop outfit.
  • Minus Ten Thousand Hours @ Whelan’s (€5+)
    Frantic alternative rock from this Dublin outfit.
  • Poets Of The Fall @ Academy Green Room (€21+)
    Finnish rock. ‘Daze’.
  • Telephones @ Tengu (10pm, €6+)
    The last Telephones party of the year promises to be a big one.
  • Felix Da Housecat @ Opium (10.30pm, €10+)
    A legend of dance music.
  • Mauro Picotto, DJ Pressure @ 39/40 (11pm, €11+)
    Alternative club antics.
  • R. Kitt @ Button Factory (11pm, €5+)
    Robbie does a live set.

Sunday December 8th

  • Vulpynes @ The Alternative Sunday Club (4pm, Free)
    This Dublin hard rock duo does an all-ages free show in the afternoon. More of this please.
  • Fontaines D.C. @ Vicar Street (Sold Out)
    Boys In The Better Land.
  • Cavetown @ Academy (€16+)
    ‘Lemon Boy’
  • Hot Snakes @ The Grand Social (€27+)
    ‘I Need A Doctor’
  • The Coronas @ The Academy (€35+)
    Sleep all day and drink all night.

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