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The best gigs in Dublin this week – April 23rd – 29th

The best gigs in Dublin this week – April 23rd – 29th

Morgana // Dublin Gig Guide

What gigs are on in Dublin tonight?

The Nialler9 Gig Guide is published weekly every Tuesday and details the best gigs in Dublin city.

Gig Guide highlights: Kelly Moran, Morgana, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Luke Una, Live Collision, PsyCare Fundraiser, Cass McCombs + Steve Gunn, Niamh Bury, Kacey Musgraves, Patriarchy, Ryoji Ikeda , Sam Divine, Moving Still, Problem Patterns, Amy Michelle, Houseplants, Virgins.

All door times are 7:30pm/8pm unless stated. Check links for full prices.

Tuesday April 23rd


DreamBoy @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Dublin based alternative shoegaze, dreampop band. ‘Crying Wolf’

Patriarchy @ The Workman’s Cellar
LA experimental metal and synth electronic band. ‘Good Boy’

Zé @ Crowbar
EP Launch from Irish alt-soul rap artist.

Shams, City Pets, Martina and The Moons, Burnt Gem @ The Sound House
SH Rising new music night. ‘Omnibus Boners’ is a tune.

Wednesday April 24th

Fiona Apple Listening Party @ The Big Romance

Seminars at Dean Arts Studio #10 @ Dean Arts Studio (6:30pm)
Building multi-stream income. Joe Adegbemi (Slight Motif) will be joined by a panel of artists including Celaviedmai and Salamay.

Fiona Apple Tidal Listening Party @ The Big Romance (7pm)
Join Andrea Cleary and Nialler9 for a special listening event for the 1996 debut album Tidal from Fiona Apple. We will listen to the album in full on the lovely Toby Hatchett soundsystem and have a chat about why we picked it and why it’s important. Listen to our accompanying podcast.

Guud Grief @ Thomas House
Guud Grief are an Irish band with a mission; listen to the guttural dusty soul blues debut single ‘Lay In The River’

Morgana @ Vicar Street
Saint Sister singer’s solo project Dublin show is sold out.

Mikkel Ploug Trio @ The Cooler
Star Danish jazz guitarist Mikkel Ploug stops in Dublin for one night only with his world-renowned trio, featuring bassist Jeppe Skovbakke & Irish drummer Sean Carpio.

Stupid Son @ The Workman’s Cellar
‘Black Mould’ is Superb lo-fi alt-rock from Dublin DIY punk band. Support from Punches Pilot and Burglar.

Halina Rice @ Button Factory
Electronic producer plays a show described as “part rave, part art-happening”.

Pizza Jazz @ Lucky’s
Live jazz in the nice bar spot on Meath Street

Thursday April 25th

Amy Michelle

Amy Michelle @ The Sound House
Mullingar alt-pop artist returns after last year’s felicity stories EP and recent Niall Horan supports.

Ryoji Ikeda – Ultratronics @ Button Factory
Japan’s electronic composer and visual artist with support David Donohoe / David Lacey

Farah Elle @ Project Arts Centre (9pm)
Live Collision International Festival. Farah Elle’s debut album “FATIMA” pays homage to her mother, reflecting a decade’s work of dedication and creativity.

Stone Drawn Circles @ NCH Kevin Barry Room
New Music Dublin. A contemporary supergroup that features Alex Petcu, Caimin Gilmore, Úna Monaghan, Michelle O’Rourke and more.

Oceanna, Korteh, The Lexies, Yurmah @ Bello Bar
Four band bill of new Irish music from Sky Rocket Promotions.

Trinkets, Genma, The Hopeful Kind @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Dublin indie-pop band promise to be “the soundtrack to your quarter-life crisis.” ‘Blue’

nimino @ The Workman’s Club
Solo artist whose music moves between vocal hook-lead house, hip-hop, and garage music.

Miranda Faul, Dollface & Shy, Sunset Ensemble @ Crowbar
New Irish music night- singer-songwriter, indie, folk, pop.

Glamo @ Love Tempo
DJ vibes in Thomas Street.

Big Cheeks @ Lucky’s (8:30pm)
Meath Street DJ bar vibe.

Billy Bunzari presents GAY4PAY / Truly Moore @ Pawn Shop
Upstairs – disco, house and pop / downstairs – techno and house.

Blurr Collective presents: Its All About The Locals @ The Cellar(11pm)
Garage and ghettotech with XXXX In Stereo, Hunteryx, JenTen

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Friday April 26th


Problem Patterns @ The Workman’s Club
Belfast DIY post-punk shouty queers.

Virgins @ Sin É
Album Launch Party: nothing hurt and everything was beautiful for the Belfast shoegaze band

BLACKMAGICRAWR @ Project Arts Centre
Live Collision International Festival. Africanfuturism meets sensual pop with BLACKMAGICRAWR. Cami, Osaro, Renn & Sal (music and visual production) delve into uncharted territories, melding Afro-Futurism with tantalizing pop vibes. 

His Father’s Voice @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Limerick’s post-punk/indie band. ‘Arm’s Length’

Houseplants @ Button Factory
Sold out show from the Paul Noonan and Daithi electronic pop band.

Conga Beat @ Bello Bar
From Son Cubano to Reggae, Ska and Cumbia. Havana Roots, Tropikola and Calambre, it’s a live music tropical celebration.

80’s Orchestral @ 3Arena
80s pop with strings. With original vocalists Nik Kershaw, Carol Decker of T’Pau fame, and soul duo Hue & Cry.

Mark Geary @ The Fumbally Stables
Singer-songwriter in a *genuinely intimate venue*

PsyCare Fundraiser @ Hen’s Teeth
The Drifter, R.Kitt, Cáit & OneCanChan.

Shimmer @ Lucky’s (8:30pm)
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Rocky @ Love Tempo
Mother DJ in the new bar on Thomas Street.

Phil @ Pawn Shop
Italo and house DJ vibes.

DJ Deece @ The Pyg
& Luis Angel up front.

Luke Una presents E Soul Cultura @ Hang Dai (11pm)
Manchester DJ legend and selector.

Paul Woolford @ The Pyg (11pm)
aka Bobby Peru and Special Request. Support George Feely.

Fatima Hajji @ Index (11pm)
Spanish techno DJ.

Felipe Gordon @ The Racket Space (11pm)
Colombian producer who has recently released records on Clone, Toy Tonics, Shall Not Fade and Razor n Tape. ‘Flutes Of Gold’

MCR-T @ Wigwam (11pm)
Research, Slither & Lounge present the German fast beats ghettotech producer. Plus Puzzy Wrangler, Aeron XTC, The Shed Residents, Yours Truly, Hunteryx

Perc @ The Cellar (11pm)
Album Tour from London electronic producer. + James Bennett b2b Finn McEntee

RATHAUS 021 @ The Sound House (11pm)
Bouncy techno with MAV666 and more for the sports themed party.

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Saturday April 27th

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

J.Smith Matinée show @ Regan’s
Playing downstairs off Fade Street in a stripped back fashion. With Dylan Lynch on drums and Aidan Gray on double bass (Big Sleep) + The Next New Low on support.

Dates In Town @ 4 Chatham Row (6pm – 10pm)
Slight Motif presents DJs playing Amapiano, R&B, hip-hop and Afrobeats.

Live performance of album from SVHymns and yeire13 album of grime, trap, and hip hop. Plus E The Artist, Only Human, Baptisma.

See Also

A Winged Victory for the Sullen & Jóhann Jóhannsson’s final symphony @ NCH
New Music Dublin. The return of American ambient duo Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran’s stirring cinematic soundscapes as A Winged Victory For The Sullen will be preceded on the night by a performance of their friend and collaborator Jóhann Jóhannsson’s final symphony A Prayer to the Dynamo, by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Gemma Cox @ Whelan’s Upstairs
irish singer-songwriter who channels dreamy alt-pop of the likes of Sara Bareilles, Phoebe Bridgers and the Japanese House

Crash Ensemble @ The Studio, NCH
New Music Dublin. Changing states in music, society and politics provide the inspiration for this programme

Islands @ The Workman’s Cellar
Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec with Nicholas Thorburn at the helm.

Scustin @ The Workman’s Club
Dublin jazzy funk indie.

Ricky Chong @ Love Tempo
Well respected DJ selector in the bar on Thomas Street.

Moving Still x Arabesque Events Presents: Sukar @ Hen’s Teeth
A celebration of Arabic food, music and culture at Hen’s Teeth with Moving Still & Arabesque Events

Matt Guy @ Centre Point (11pm)
UK dance DJ. ‘Set My Mind Free’. Childsmind, Kaycee

Bella Festa with Maï-Linh @ Tengu (11pm)
FKA Mimi plays progressive house, acid house and rave sound.

Summertime Sadness Club @ The Workman’s Club (11.30pm)
A Lana / sad girl club night.

Sam Divine @ Index (11pm)
Defected radio host and producer plays disco and house music.

Nocturnal Animals & Twistd Belfast @ The Racket Space (11pm)
Dublin Techno fusion club duo Deni_sova and Seboro host Belfast DJs Cricky Lyttle and Paudie.

Hannah Hession B2B Jenn Hession [All Night Long] @ The Cellar (11.30pm)
Galway native and Ar Ais Arís Co-Founder Hannah Hession for an all night long B2b with Instinct founder Jenn Hession [Breakbeat / garage]

Sunday April 28th

Niamh Bury.

WANDERLUST @ Killiney Hill (noon to 4pm)
Wanderlust – a dance-disguised walk in the woods in aid of Doctors without Borders’ Gaza Regional Relief Fund. Groove 4 Gaza with AMEDH, E The Artist, AMIR and MIKEY CULLEN.

Niamh Bury @ Whelan’s
Dublin folk-singer-songwriter with Yellow Roses album just released.

Brògeal @ The Workman’s Club
Scottish band who formed over their love Scottish and Irish folk music, punk and garage rock. ‘Accused Of Murder’

Kacey Musgraves @ 3Olympia Theatre
Country pop star plays two nights.

Cass McCombs + Steve Gunn @ The Grand Social
San Fran songwriter and NY guitarist are on an Irish tour. Two Dublin dates.

Slow Focus @ Love Tempo
Gav Elsted’s low BPM, high buzz club night. Slow and low disco, boogie, Balearic, Italo.

The Paper Kites, Flyte @ Vicar Street
Melbourne indie folk five-piece’s 2021 album enlists Aoife O’Donovan, Gena Rose Bruce, Rosie Carney, Lucy Rose, Julia Stone, Nadia Reid and more. ‘Mercy’

Angels Of Libra @ The Sound House
Retro soul band.

Kelly Moran @ Pavilion Theatre
New York-based composer and producer who last was here to play Foggy Notions’ Haunted Dancehall.

January Winters @ The Pyg
Disco and house DJ vibes.

Monday April 29th

Niamh Bury.
Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves @ 3Olympia Theatre
Country pop star plays two nights.

Cass McCombs + Steve Gunn @ The Grand Social
San Fran songwriter and NY guitarist are on an Irish tour. Two Dublin dates.

Song Cycle @ Whelan’s Bar
Whelan’s weekly singer songwriter night

Gallowglass, Cell Games , Glasseyed @ The Sound House.
SH Rising new music night.

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