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The best gigs in Dublin this week (March 5th – 11th)

The best gigs in Dublin this week (March 5th – 11th)

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: Choice Music Prize, The Smile, Pixies, CasisDead, Seamus Fogarty, The Sultans of Ping, Cáit, Disrupt Disability Arts Festival, Dublin Modular: Spectrum, Anamoe Drive, Chequerboard, Partiboi69, Benjamin Damage, Morgana / Sorcha Richardson.

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

Tuesday March 5th

Calum Agnew @ Whelan’s
Pop-fused Neo-Soul and R&B

NOFOMO @ The Grand Social
8 acts live including Driving Blue, Lola Rose, The Brandy Bucks and more

Rick Astley @ 3Arena
Don’t click this link. You know what it is.

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 March 6th

Sofia Jernberg.

The Ocelots, Rhob Cunningham @ Whelan’s
Wexford folk brothers. ‘The Lighthouse’

Kaleidoscope Night @ The Sugar Club
Contemporary jazz music night with Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles and Tommy Halferty

Sofia Jernberg @ NCH
Born in Ethiopia and raised in Vietnam and Sweden, Jernberg is an singer/voice artist and composer whose work pushes the pushes the sonic possibilities of the most human instrument – the voice.

Thursday March 7th

Lankum are one of 7 acts playing the Choice Prize.

Choice Music Prize @ Vicar Street
Features performances album nominees John Francis Flynn, Kojaque, Lankum, Rachael Lavelle, The Murder Capital, Soda Blonde, Ezra Williams. Nialler9 Podcast: Which Irish album will win the Choice Prize this year?

The Smile, James Holden @ 3Arena
The Smile, the band formed by Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with drummer Tom Skinner play their debut Irish show. Support

Seamus Fogarty, Arborists @ The Workman’s Cellar
Irish alt-folk singer-songwriter. ‘Tomás Bán Mac Aogáin’

Amble @ Whelan’s
Two sold out shows from the Midlands folk trio.

Was Man @ Little Whelan’s
Dublin singer-songwriter and guitarist, Warren McCarthy. Sold out. ‘Season 3, Episode 11’ 

Lips2Ears Present: Garaiste @ The Workmans Cellar (11:30pm)
A night with local Dj’s focusing on Garage music. Sella, Cian Bolger, Diebyveg

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Friday March 8th


CASisDEAD @ Button Factory
Surprise best rap winner at the Brits, signed to XL. ‘Traction Control’

Pixies @ 3Olympia Theatre
Three nights in a row from the indie-rock legends playing Bossanova & Trompe Le Monde in full

Spotlight Sessions: Rudy, Melina Malone & Qbanaa @ Workman’s Cellar
Workmná’s Club International Women’s Day events

Éfe, Lisa Murray and Carron @ Workman’s Club
Workmná’s Club International Women’s Day events

Cathy Flynn, DJ Egg, Miss Lady DJ, Reeta Cherie, Emma C @ The Big Romance
International Women’s Day DJ lineup.

Ibiza Orchestral @ 3Arena
David Morales, Al Gibbs, Balearics Concert Orchestra and vocalists covering Ibiza classics.

The Sultans of Ping @ Vicar Street
Cork ’90s rock band. ‘Where’s Me Jumper?’ First Dublin gig since 2016.

Trinkets, The Ravs, Almera @ Fibber Magee’s
Sky Rocket promotions new music night.

Klingonz Klownz, Jobseekers, Ritual Effect @ Lost Lane
Irish psychobilly band.

Vendetta Love, The Psychs @ The Sound House
Irish hard rock, grunge band.

DDR:Mooncup @ Lucky’s
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Rocky T Delgado @ Love Tempo
Mother resident plays new spot on Thomas Street.

Pablo Santos B2B BlkCnvs @ Hang Dai
All-vinyl sets on a lush soundsystem in the back of a Szechuan restaurant.

Cáit @ Tengu (11pm)
All Night Long with co-founder of Dip.

Rave Against the Machines @ Wigwam (11pm)
MESSIAHWAITS is a mostly techno Korean born, Berlin based DJ/Producer. Support: HRX, ALX

Franky Wah [All Night Long] @ Index (11pm)
Road To Ibiza Full Live Mix

The Girl’s Room @ Workman’s Cellar, 11.30pm
Monthly safe-space club night downstairs for women-identifying and non-binary people with DJs Onai B2B Big Cheeks plus a special guest performance from Kayleigh Noble.

Honeypot @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Mav, Laine,Forofour, Rhyzine for Intl. Women’s Day.

DJ Deece & Nicole Spagnol @ The Pyg (10pm)
Free in.

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Saturday March 9th


Embodiment; Disability and the body in art @ Project Arts Centre (6pm)
Disrupt Disability Arts Festival. An evening of work which is a frank, humorous and moving account of the disabled body in art featuring the work of Alison Clarke, Tobi Balogun and Louise Bruton.

Embedded @ Crowbar (7pm)
secret international guest(s), PageOne & support ahead of the late night show with JSPRV35.

Pixies @ 3Olympia Theatre
Three nights in a row from the indie-rock legends playing Bossanova & Trompe Le Monde in full

Anamoe Drive @ The Workman’s Cellar
The solo project of Oisín Leahy Furlong of Thumper upon the the release of the debut album Breakfast in Bed on Faction Records. ‘The Finder’s Keeper’

Chequerboard @ The Sugar Club
John Lambert launches his new album of instrumental guitar and electronics. Souvenir.

ABBA Orchestral @ 3Arena
With 50 piece Waterloo Concert Orchestra.

Rory Grubb @ Unit 44
Irish artist releases his fourth album. ‘Decisioning’

Cowboyy, Peer Pleasure, Anemoia, Shark School @ The Workman’s Club
Wet T-Shirt Competition presents the math-rock band and more.

Amble @ Whelan’s
Two sold out shows from the Midlands folk trio.

The Psychotic Monks @ Whelan’s
Latest album from French rock band is produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band ‘Crash’

The Killéirs @ The Sound House
“Ireland’s only tribute to the Killers”

Errol @ Hen’s Teeth
DJ, NTS Radio staple, music curator and founder of Touching Bass.

Shrem @ Love Tempo
Shrem plays vinyl in the new spot on Thomas Street.

Jr Spesh @ Lucky’s
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Pat Hyland @ Hang Dai
All-vinyl sets on a lush soundsystem in the back of a Szechuan restaurant.

Crystal Queer Club @ Fibber Magee’s (9pm)
Open format electronic Pop/Brazilian/Multicultural music night.

Disrupt Disability Arts Festival closing party @ Project Arts Centre (9pm)
A celebration of disability with DJ Renn Miano, DJ Roo Honeychild and live music performances.

Dublin Modular: SPECTRUM @ Rua Red, Tallaght (10pm)
Late night gallery buzz with R.KITT, Jack Foster, Tomonori, Tadhg K, Nick Libra, Puzzy Wrangler, Polyp and Dj Egg & visuals from Reuben Brown.

Ejeca @ Centre Point (11pm)
Northern Irish house and techno DJ /producer.

Partiboi69 @ Index (11pm)
Australian ghetto tech DJ and producer. Partiboi69 b2b Cici – House, Breaks and Hardcore Set

Hidden Love presents: TAFKAMP, Dylan Fogarty @ Wigwam (11pm)
Techno / Acid / Breakbeat project by Dutch DJ & producer Stranger.

Signs of Space presents: Benjamin Damage, Yours Truly & Long Island Sound @ Tengu (11pm)
Third show in the Derry producer’s monthly residency.

DarkTrax @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Electro and EBM with DarkTrax and Second Source

Sunday March 10th

Donny Benét

Hawthorn, Suzie JacuzziI, Tripsitting @ The Sound House (4:30pm)
All Ages show.

Pixies @ 3Olympia Theatre
Three nights in a row from the indie-rock legends playing Bossanova & Trompe Le Monde in full

Buskers For Palestine @ Whelan’s
A concert organised by Pinocchio Magazine with some Dublin’s singer/songwriter/ buskers to raise money for Doctors Without Borders to support humanitarian aid in Palestine.

Donny Benét @ The Academy
80s-indebted US singer. ‘Multiply’

The Dublin Jazz Co-op Presents: Moon Mist Jazz Trio @ The Workman’s Vintage Room
Moon-themed jazz standards.

Monday March 11th

Sorcha Richardson.

Morgana, Sorcha Richardson, EFÉ, Nialler9 @ Whelan’s
Free show as part of Jameson Connects series.

Gals N Pals @ The Sound House
Spritz, Nív, Caoimhe, All Things Eve, Kirí O’Neill

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