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The best gigs in Dublin this week: July 16th – 22nd

The best gigs in Dublin this week: July 16th – 22nd


The best gigs in Dublin this week by day:

The Gig Guide is published weekly every Tuesday and features the best gigs in Dublin city, curated by Nialler9.

Gig Guide Highlights: Musictown, Phoenix, Leftfield, Cosha, Rachael Lavelle, Soda Blonde, Elaine Howley, Chameleon, Uly, Damien Dempsey, Coeo, Dublin Modular, E The Artist, Mohammad Syfkhan, Backstory.

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

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Tuesday July 16th

Gary Louris of the Jayhawks @ Whelan’s
Alternative country band of Minnesota’s rock scene.

Wednesday July 17th


Chameleon @ The Workman’s Cellar.
I loved the recent track ‘I Never Knew You Well’ from the Irish artist. Call Me Twice Pt. 1 EP is out now.

Thursday July 18th


Crutch, Curtisy, Shaq @ The Sound House.
Detroit-styled hip-hop music. ‘Wya’

Cosha @ The Workman’s Club
London-based Wicklow artist celebrates release of Murmurs EP. Will be joined bt Sean Nós singer, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin.

Armand Van Helden @ Guinness Storehouse
Guinness Lovely Days series at  Gravity Bar.

Phoenix @ Iveagh Gardens
French indie pop band.

Leftfield @ National Stadium
Release The Pressure. UK dance legends.

Beats for Gaza @ The Sound House
R.Kitt, Aksent, The Shed Residents, Ventolin, Eric Brown, Puzzy Wrangler, Ricky Chong.

Summer of Soul @ Crowbar Terrace
Second edition of ‘Summer of Soul’ – An anti-racist & anti-fascist festival to celebrate our different cultures together. In Aid of ROSA Socialist Feminist Movement.

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Friday July 19th

Soda Blonde.

Soda Blonde & The National Symphony Orchestra @ NCH (8:30pm)
Musictown programme. Live encore of the Dream Big album with scores by Gavin Murphy and guest conductor David Brophy.

Uly, Theo Fitzgibbon and Retrograde @ The Sound House
Smirnoff Summer Series.

Slow Focus Club with Gilbert Steele @ The Big Romance
Gav Elsted’s low chuggers night.

Telebox @ The Workman’s Cellar
Galway indie rock band. ‘Pilot’

Damien Dempsey @ Iveagh Gardens
Two nights from the Irish singer-songwriter.

Mission @ Hen’s Teeth
Mission is a DJ collective/sound system set up by Cleveland Mike and Swiss

Shakalak @ Button Factory (11pm)
Midnight show from the spoken word indie alternative Dublin band.

S.P.Y @ Wigwam (11pm)
Stage73, Absys, and SCM presents Drum & Bass DJ and producer.

MOSHPITT Rave @ LoSt LaNe (10pm)
Drum & Bass special.

Midwest Emo Club Night @ The Workman’s Club (11:30pm)
Expect: Midwest Emo / Shoegaze / Post-Hardcore / Indie Rock & More…

Afrogasm @ Farrier & Draper (11pm)
South African Music Dance Party: Amapiano, Afrotech, Afrohouse

SWING @ Wigwam (11pm)
Hewan Mulugeta is a Dublin-based DJ playing Ethiopian modern and trad music from 60s/70s and all African grooves. Ortega also plays Afro-Latin and electronic.

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Saturday July 20th

Rachael Lavelle

Dublin Modular @ The Complex (3pm – 1:30am)
DISTORTION: Electronics & Visuals Warehouse Rave and day party. Features Cáit, Emmy Shigeta, Julia Louise KnifeFist, Sahana b2b Tadhg K & more.

Róis & Muireann Ní Shé @ NCH Kevin Barry Room (4pm)
Musictown. Róis is a multi-instrumentalist and performer known for her truly idiosyncratic blend of folk, Sean-Nós and electronics. Cork’s Muireann Ní Shé who will perform on Uilleann Pipes and vocals.

The 30+ Club @ The Academy (5pm – 9pm)
Aimed at early risers, and “for those who’ve ‘still got it’” who want to go clubbing. The club offers two rooms, one playing 90s and 2000s R&B, pop and dance, with a second room seemingly aimed at an older crowd playing 70s and 80s with rock and indie classics.

E The Artist & Crash Ensemble @ NCH Studio (5.30pm)
Musictown. E The Artist is a Yoruba – Irish sound & visual artist whose work interrogates and reimagines contemporary and past African diasporic sounds. 

After Eight @ Pawn Shop (8pm – Midnight)
Early club night with Giita and The Drifter.

Tongue Bundle, Bill Karnation, DJackulate @ Bello Bar
Returning experimental Irish band release a new collection of music called Second Hand Banger.

Rachael Lavelle & Crash Ensemble @ NCH
Musictown. Big Dreams in a big sound collaboration.

Callum Orr @ The Workman’s Cellar
The Trials of Knowing Album Launch for the singer-songwriter featurs a 5-piece band AND a string quartet.

Damien Dempsey @ Iveagh Gardens
Two nights from the Irish singer-songwriter.

Muireann Bradley @ Liberty Hall Theatre
Donegal blues singer.

Underworld Dublin: A Deep Dark Dance Party @ The Grand Social (8:30pm)
DJs playing goth, death rock, post punk, coldwave and a nite market.

See Also

Bobofunk DJ Set @ Hen’s Teeth (8pm – 1am)
Free in from 7pm after the Aaron Fahey exhibition.

Backstory Summer Dance @ Commercial Rowing Club (10pm)
Donal Dineen’s regular club night. A Mochilla midsummer special with B+ and friends.

Coeo @ The Racket Space (11pm)
Bodytonic & Float Presents the house and disco edits duo.

LOST: with Maruwa @ Tengu (11pm)
Support: Mercorn. German prog house artist does a cover of The La’s ‘There She Goes’ 😂

Dissolve: Night Nectar @ TBA (10pm)
Workshop (Pre-Party) 7PM – 9PM. K-LAH, OneCanChan, cable.percussion, Polyp, and DJ Get Luc(y) playing house, IDM, techno, ballroom, jungle.

Mother @ Lost Lane (11pm)
Weekly old-school club night for disco-loving LGBTQ+ family & their friends.

HOTBOXX @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Techno Cage Rave.

Hidden Love X LACE present: Comrade Winston @ Wigwam (11pm)

Sunday July 21st

Mohammad Syfkhan

Harp Ireland presents MOODS with Aisling Ennis, Peter Power & Robyn Byrne @ NCH Kevin Barry Room (4pm)
Musictown. Cross-disciplinary collaboration presented by Harp Ireland featuring harpist Aisling Ennis, visual and sound artist Peter Power and dancer & choreographer Robyn Byrne.

Elaine Howley & Crash Ensemble @ NCH Studio (5.30pm)
Cork experimental songwriter, vocalist and producer in collaboration with Crash Ensemble will feature interpretations of existing and developing work.

Gem Beag @ Anseo
Experimental music night featuring Warmer Climes and Scorch Forcers.

Mohammad Syfkhan & Crash Ensemble @ NCH (8.30pm)
Irish based Kurdish/Syrian singer and Bouzouki player in collaboration with Crash Ensemble.

Sack @ United Arts Club
An acoustic evening with the Dublin band.

Paloma Faith @ Iveagh Gardens
English pop artist.

A Grand Sunday Social Skank @ The Grand Social (8:30pm)
Free in. DJ Sets from Del Bionic & Chef Behan Reggae, Rocksteady, SKA and 2tone.

Monday July 22nd

The Hex, Radar and Mute @ The Sound House (5pm)

Song Cycle @ Whelan’s
Whelan’s weekly singer-songwriter night.

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