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The best gigs in Dublin this week: May 14th – 20th

The best gigs in Dublin this week: May 14th – 20th

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



Gig Guide highlights: Disclosure, Joy Orbison, Lumo Club, Sam Amidon, Lemoncello, Tender, Leith Ross, JyellowL Girls Aloud, Girlfriend, Board Of Works, International Literature Festival Dublin, Outstraight Records party, Bob Log III


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


Tuesday May 14th

The Road To the Great Escape @ The Workman’s Club, The Grand Social and Whelan’s
MILK, Friday Pilots Club, Bradley Simpson, Cat & Calmell and more.

Dr. John Cooper Clarke @ 3Olympia Theatre
Northern punk poet.


Wednesday May 15th

Lemoncello

Lemoncello @ Whelan’s
Irish folk duo launch their debut album. ‘Dopamine’

Sam Amidon, Bernice @ The Cobblestone
Vermont folk singer-songwriter plays two nights.

Fletcher @ 3Olympia Theatre
New Jersey pop singer-songwriter.

LADIES FIRST: SummerFest @ The Grand Social
Taylor Nose, Milly James, Eppie, Leila and the Silly Billies, Katie Greene, Maeve McHugh.

Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra @ The Workman’s Club
Dublin band Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra have a retro melodic rock/pop sound on the new single ‘Problem Child’ is about “being young and making mistakes.”

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


Thursday May 16th

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon, Bernice @ The Cobblestone
Vermont folk singer-songwriter plays two nights.

Sing Along Social @ The Sugar Club
Belt out Power Ballads en masse.

Peer Pleasure, A Dead Human, The Spudguns, Strap @ Sin é
SkyRocket presents a night of Irish new garage rock, punk and more.

Sun Mahshene @ Whelan’s
Irish post-shoegaze band.

Artists in aid of Brazil @ The Grand Social
Oceanna, Luke Howard, Danny G, James Smith, Mac Steady

Nora Brown + Stephanie Coleman @ Whelan’s
Fiddle and banjo players first brought together by Brooklyn’s tight-knit old-time music community in 2017.

Girlcore Techno @ The Sound House (10pm)
Hard techno with the girlcrew – SOFII, STEAK, SÉMAÉ and KSARA.


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Friday May 17th

Sprints, photo of a band in red light.
Leith Ross.

Girls Aloud @ 3Arena
The post-Millennium coolest girl pop band. Two nights.

Leith Ross @ Button Factory
Canadian songwriter, singer, and artist born and raised in a small town outside of Ottawa, Ontario,.

Nick Mulvey @ Vicar Street
First Mind 10th Anniversary Edition and Irish Tour from former Portico Quartet singer-songwriter.

Jordan Mackampa @ The Academy
UK soul singer. ‘Proud Of You’

Anna Leah @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Dublin alt-pop singer-songwriter. ‘Bittersweet’

JYellowL @ The Sound House
Irish rapper headline show comes after recent single ‘Stepped In’

Bob Log III @ The Sugar Club
Slide guitarist motorcycle helmet music maniac

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

Ruth Kavanagh @ Love Tempo
Mother DJ in the booth.

Ortega @ The Circular
Hypnotic beats from Latin to Electronic.

Solace Space @ Tengu (11pm)
House night with Tech Support b2b Meg Paine/ Fhionn b2b Cashper.

Tender @ TGBA (11pm)
Resident Mercorn steps up for the headline slot at this queer party.

Slither: Steel City Dance Discs @ Index (11pm)
Second birthday for the queer club.

Embedded presents: Antigone, Spedned & Jack Jennings @ Wigwam (11pm)
Dub techno and hard techno.

Choki Biki x Big Jacket Crew Party @ Bow Lane Social (11pm)
Dubstep, UKG, and Drum and Bass. Outstraight MCs keeping it lively all-night.

RATHAUS @ The Sound House (11pm)
Sexy techno promised with Thxtti and Bronwyn.


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Saturday May 18th

Lumo Club this Saturday at Workman’s Cellar.

Luke Kelly Festival @ Smithfield Square (1pm – 6pm)
1pm-2pm – The Daoirí Farrell Trio with Caoimhe Hogarty, 3pm-4pm – Inner City Voices: Ciarán Moran, 5pm-6pm – Phelim Drew, Lisa O’Neill and Mary Black

Outstraight Records – MELTDOWN @ The Sound House (2pm – 8pm)
Hip-hop rooftop party with Don Kobz, Graham 404Notfound, Panda Drey & Conkan Ocras, Yoke, Folk Fungi.

Disclosure, Joy Orbison, Kojaque, Tolu Makay @ Guinness Brewery (5:30pm)
Guinness lovely day for a gig vibe.

Girls Aloud @ 3Arena
The post-Millennium coolest girl pop band. Two nights.

Toucan @ Whelan’s
Irish alt-pop soul jazz artist.

Gemma Hayes @ Vicar Street
The Irish singer-songwriter dropped a new single ‘Hardwired’. Support Dani Larkin.

Yawa @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Electronic pop duo. ‘Hangout’

See Also

girlfriend @ The Workman’s Club
Dublin grunge and rock band. Girlfriend play live in a dilapidated bar for Chromatic series

Graham Dolan @ Love Tempo
Galway eclectic DJ in the booth.

Board Of Works @ Hang Dai
Broadcasting & Dance Floor Logistics enthusiasts play on the Toby Hatchett system.

Ben Bix @ Lucky’s
DJ set from MeltySimma man. Likely to play Afrobeats, UK Drill, Dancehall.

Volpe @ Pawn Shop
Volpe, Rustal, Toni Maroni, Billy Spike, Iland, Vlad. MLR

Lumo Club @ The Workman’s Cellar (11:30pm)
Lumo is a fun-first disco party – playing all sorts of music from the latest disco banger to the sweetest pop edit, to firm favourites of an electronic, pop, Italo, curveball and classic persuasion. DJs Nialler9, Gav Elsted, Simon Roche.

Amity x Lacuna with Yushh @ Tengu (11pm)
Bass and dubstep with Yushh, Small Crab, Elpac, Cachai Cam(alot)

Danny Bond @ Centre Point (11pm)
Leeds based Danny Bond is known for his high energy pumping house sets. Plus Jay Cullen, Roc X Dawson, Northside Rhythm, Ryan Healy.

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

LOST x The Lounge @ Wigwam (11pm)
Bass and ghetto tech.

Venjent @ The Racket Space (11pm)
UK drum and bass. presented by Dark Void.


Sunday May 19th

Branwen

Luke Kelly Festival @ Smithfield Square (1pm – 6pm)
1pm-2pm – George Murphy, Ger O’Donnell and Trevor Sexton. 3pm-4pm – Inner City Voices: Temi NLA. 5pm-6pm – The Dublin Legends + 12pm-1pm – The Journey to Raglan Road – Donal Fallon (Three Castles Burning).

Reclaim the Mainframe @ Afuera @ 777 (3pm)
HelloKT closes out the evening with their high energy take on Chicago/detroit house and techno. Plus Dar Malloy, S Agenda, Aldar

Words Unplugged: Branwen @ Merrion Square Park – Byzantium
International Literature Festival Dublin event. What makes a great song – the lyric, the melody or something altogether more elusive? In this mini-series, Ireland’s songwriters step into the spotlight for an unplugged performance. ILF Dublin joined by songwriter, performance artist and puppeteer Branwen.

Sunday Skank @ The Grand Social (6pm)
SKA, Rocksteady & Reggae. Every Sunday with The Bionic Rats & Dj Del Bionic

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ Croke Park
2024 World Tour

Gem Beag @ Anseo
Experimental music night with UK based music group Too Many Things and Mantua.

Simon Roche @ Love Tempo
Lumo Club DJ on the Thomas Street DJ vibe.




Monday May 20th

Oisin Leech

Teddy Swims @ 3Olympia Theatre
Atlanta singer-songwriter.

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

Words Unplugged: Oisin Leech @ Merrion Square Park – Byzantium
International Literature Festival Dublin event. What makes a great song – the lyric, the melody or something altogether more elusive? In this mini-series, Ireland’s songwriters step into the spotlight for an unplugged performance. Singer-songwriter Oisin Leech.



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