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The best gigs in Dublin this week (February 27th to March 4th)

The best gigs in Dublin this week (February 27th to March 4th)


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: NewDad, OXN, Imagining Ireland with Sorcha Richardson, Ye Vagabonds & more, The Pharcyde, Laurie Anderson Listening Party, Sherelle, FJAAK, Or:la, Digitalism, Maribou State, MIKE, Folk Awards, Prospa, Lime Garden, Thee U.F.O, All Tvvins, Caoillian Sherlock.

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

Tuesday February 27th

MIKE – Nialler9 Gig Guide.

MIKE @ The Sound House
Sold out show from the American rapper and Alchemist, WIKI, Earl Sweatshirt, Liv.e collaborator.

RTE Folk Awards @ Vicar Street
Performances from this year’s nominees, alongside some of Ireland’s leading folk and traditional artists, including Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Niamh Bury, Johnny McEvoy and Rhiannon Giddens

Lucinda Williams @ 3Olympia Theatre
American singer-songwriter and solo guitarist.

Conor Walsh: Selected Piano Works @ IFI (6:30pm)
DIFF event. A 67 minute film directed by Keith Walsh and celebrates the music of Conor, and the work he left behind when he died of a heart attack at the age of 36.

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Acoustic music club held weekly every Tuesday for the past 24 years. Three original acts play a stripped back set in front of a completely silent candlelit room each week.

Wednesday February 28th

Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary’s Listening Party – Nialler9 Gig Guide.

Give Us The Night public meeting @ The Sugar Club (6:30pm)
Where Is The Night? is a nationwide tour of public talks, discussing the ongoing delay of new licensing laws and the current state of Irish nightlife.

Laurie Anderson – Big Science (1982) [Listening Party] @ The Big Romance (7:30pm)
Join Nialler9 and Andrea Cleary for a monthly series of listening parties.

Hooked Up Cypher Vol.1 @ Crowbar, Button Factory
A night of live rap cyphers over instrumentals from some of the countries top producers. Featuring Curtisy, Tosan, Graham, Objectsnwo and more.

Talk Show, Nerves @ the Workman’s Cellar
South London four piece indie, dance band. ‘Gold’

Fox in Rain, Zé, Retrograde @ Bello Bar
New Irish band.

NewDad @ Button Factory
Galway indie-rock band who released the impressive album Madra in January. Two nights.

OMD @ 3Olympia Theatre
80s pop band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.

I Dreamed I Dream, the next new low @ NCH Studio
Cork alt-rock band I Dreamed I Dream impressed on debut EP Why Say a Lot?

Thursday February 29th


ØXN @ Vicar Street
Radie Peat, Katie Kim, John ‘Spud’ Murphy and Eleanor Myler’s alt-trad supergroup. Sold out.

NewDad @ Button Factory
Galway indie-rock band who released the impressive album Madra in January. Two nights.

Caoillian Sherlock @ The Cobblestone
Cork singer-songwriter with support Someone.

Dash!, Peer Pleasure, Vulture Fun @ Fibber Magees
Wexford garage punk band Peer Pleasure featured here today.

Annie & The Witness, My Love Is A Well @ Bello Bar
Ttrio that mixes the direct message of spoken word with the drive of post-punk music and melodic slowcore influence.

Lady Bird Lad @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Solo project of Harry Hudson-Taylor. ‘More Than Enough’

Club Puzzy & AE86 presents: PW86 @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Puzzy Wrangler, Max Rebo, Louis Selecta

Lips2Ears presents: Window Kid @ Yamamori Tengu (11pm)
Window Kid, Emby, Becky, Rory Sweeney, JWY.

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Friday March 1st


All Tvvins @ Whelan’s
Rare show for the Dublin alt-rock duo. Sold out.

Ronan Group, Hamer Place, Djackulate & Asa Nisi Masa @ The Sound House
Album Launch show for I Don’t Want To Go Anywhere album. Folk/indie.

find-joy, Filmore!, Orla Monelle @ The Workman’s Club
Alt-pop, Max Zanga’s nu-metal, pop-punk guitars, hyperpop and rap project and Belgian born pop/r&b artist.

Geo Postal Service @ Sin É
Post-rock duo.

Luke Clerkin @ The Workman’s Cellar
Album Fundraiser for Dublin singer-songwriter.

Mary & the Pigeons @ Fumbally Stables
Album Launch from the band lead by Mary Barnecutt.

Garth Marenghi @ 3Olympia Theatre
Garth Marenghi is the pseudonym of writer and director Matthew Holness, who is best known for his role as the fictional horror author in the cult Channel 4 comedy series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. 

Boyfrens @ Lucky’s
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Tribute to the ‘Amen Break’ @ Hen’s Teeth (8:30pm)
Space Mango presents a unique collaboration which will re-evaluate the phenomenon of Amen break, a short drum solo sample from The Winstons’ song ‘Amen Brother’ that achieved global presence and helped shape modern electronic music as we know it.

HotHouse Label @ Bow Lane (10pm)
House music with Kirstin Keegan, Dave Kerr, Dan Tiago

Chaz Moloney (Live), PageOne, FUAM @ The Racket Space (11pm)
Limerick techno artist.

FJAAK @ Index (11pm)
The smoking techno duo are doing 6 gigs in Ireland in 6 days.

Marion Hawkes b2b Ricky Chong & Loose Connections @ Tengu (11pm)
A night of night of house, disco, rare-groove, italo and more.

CHURCH of Beyoncé @ The Well (11pm)
Every Bey Banger from The Dangerously in Love era right up to Renaissance (with a little bit of Destiny’s Child in between).

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Saturday March 2nd

Lime Garden. Photo: Percy-Walker-Smith.

Music Machines Masters @ The Sound House (4pm to late)
House and techno, electronic community showcases.

Thee U.F.O, Mickey Chaos @ The Workman’s Cellar
Album Launch of Dublin garage band’s Beaming A Moments Reflection.

Delush @ Crowbar
Dublin indie rock band launch their Rio single.

Genn, Last Apollo @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Anglo-Maltese post-punk, art-rock and psych-punk four-piece.

Lime Garden, Skinner @ The Workman’s Club
Brighton indie-rock band. ‘Pop Star‘ is a catchy standout from the One More Thing album.

Mick Jenkins @ Button Factory
Chicago rapper. ‘Smoke Break-Dance’

Niamh Regan @ Unitarian Church
Galway singer-songwriter. Niamh Regan announces second album and new song ‘Madonna’

Mango @ Hen’s Teeth
Dublin DJ playing in Blackpitts.

Cathy Flynn @ Lucky’s
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Odeum presents: Mechatok @ The Racket Space (11pm)
Drain Gang artist and the Berlin-based producer with support from DJ Kuroneko, Harmful Logic, E The Artist, And Fionn Stormtrooper

Maribou State (DJ) @ Centre Point (11pm)
Sold out show from the UK organic electronic duo.

Digitalism DJ set @ The Grand Social (11pm)
The German dance duo Digitalism are the latest to contribute to our guestlist series.

Prospa @ Index (11pm)
English electronic music duo consisting of Leeds-born Harvey Blumler and Gosha Smith. ‘Will You Be Mine’

SHERELLE, Ambit, Puzzy Wrangler @ Wigwam (11pm)
High tempo jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, footwork and juke rave.

Or:la’s Residency with Pariah @ Tengu (11pm)
Third show in the Derry producer’s monthly residency.

Paul Woolford @ The Pyg (11pm)
Special Request DJ.

Sunday March 3rd

Sorcha Richardson.

The Pharcyde @ The Sugar Club
Classic ’90s California rap group. ‘Drop’

Imagining Ireland @ NCH
Ye Vagabonds, Sorcha Richardson, Aby Coulibaly, Susan O’Neill, MOIO, Rachael Lavelle SOAK

Trophy Wife @ The Workman’s Cellar
Dubliner Ruby Smyth is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer of an eclectic nature. ‘Partygirl’

Dylan Harcourt @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Irish singer-songwriter.

Irish Women In Jazz @ The Workman’s Vintage Room
Mayflyes are a newly-formed jazz vocal trio from Ireland.

Monday March 4th

Song Cycle @ Little Whelan’s (9pm)
Whelan’s singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ offers a platform for acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Little Whelan’s.

Neon Waltz @ The Workman’s Cellar
Scottish indie band.

BIMM x IMRO Open Mic @ Crowbar
Open Mic. Performers will cover songs written by women, or, if women themselves, play their originals.

Joel Gion @ The Grand Social
The tambourine-playing frontman of The Brian Jonestown Massacre in conversation with Eamon Sweeney.

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