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The best gigs in Dublin this week: May 21st – 27th

The best gigs in Dublin this week: May 21st – 27th

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What gigs are on in Dublin tonight?

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



Gig Guide highlights: English Teacher, Palms Trax, Desire & Johnny Jewel, Irish Hash Mafia, Orla Gartland, Les Savvy, Fav, Party For Palestine, Yeule, Cherym, Richard Hawley, McClusky, After Eight, Rock Against Homelessness.


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


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.


Tuesday May 21st

Orla Gartland.

Desire and Johnny Jewel @ Button Factory
Italians Do It Better double header. A/V Show.

Orla Gartland @ The Grand Social
‘Little Chaos’ is the latest jam from the singer-songwriter.

Dea Matrona @ Workman’s Club
Irish soft pop rock band.


Wednesday May 22nd

English teacher
English Teacher

English Teacher @ Whelan’s
Leeds indie band who I am very much a fan of.

Willy Vlautin @ The Sugar Club
An evening in celebration of Willy’s new novel: The Horse. Featuring a reading, Q+A and solo performance of songs inspired by writing ‘The Horse’ With a few Delines and Richmond Fontaine songs thrown in.

Dionne Warwick @ Vicar Street
Old-school cool.

As Many As Possible @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Chamber-folk ensemble from Dublin

David Kitt Not Fade Away Listening Party @ The Big Romance
David Kitt listening party for the re-release of Not Fade Away on vinyl.

Dryeyes @ The Grand Social
The Apple Tree EP Launch from the multi-instrumentalist/producer who draws from alternative pop/hip-hop.

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


Thursday May 23rd

yeule

Yeule @ Button Factory
Yeule is the Singapore-born, Los Angeles-based nonbinary musician, performance artist who released an album Softscars last year of alt-pop featuring “Cathartic punk riffs and ethereal electronics” on Ninja Tune.

Story Riot: @ Merrion Square Park – Byzantium
International Literature Festival event. Maeve Abyss, Simon O’Reilly, Osaro & Abby Oliveira.

Frost Children @ The Workman’s Club
The project of NYC-based siblings Lulu and Angel Prost on True Panther Records.

Cherym @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Belfast pop-punk Trio

Papa Romeo @ The Grand Social
Late Night Load Out – LP Launch Party.

DJ Egg @ Love Tempo
Mother and Big Romance’s Thomas Street DJ bar space.

House of Pleasure @ The Cellar (10pm)
Sex-Positive Club for Queer Fems.


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Friday May 24th

Overhead
Overhead, The Albatross.

Les Savy Fav @ Whelan’s
US alt-indie rock band.

Martin Carthy @ The Unitarian Church
Folk ballad singer.

Arborist @ The Workman’s Club
Belfast-based Mark McCambridge – folk indie singer-songwriter.

Party for Palestine @ The Workman’s Club
features Overhead, The Albatross; The Deadlians & more

Richard Hawley @ 3Olympia Theatre
Sheffield singer-songwriter, former Pulp man. Two nights.

Lloyd Banks @ Button Factory
G-Unit rapper.

Tiny Habits @ Opium
American folk-pop group.

Rocky @ Love Tempo
Mother DJ in the booth.

Narciss & PAGAN: All Night Long @ The Racket Space (11pm)
A night of trance anthems, eurodance bangers and more.

Palms Trax @ Centre Point (11pm)
Electronic producer with Ricky Chong on support. ‘Equation’

all my thoughts – label night @ Wigwam (11pm)
Maya Q, Seb Wildblood, Tom VR

Stretch presents: Roo Honeychild All Night Long @ TBA (11pm)
Venue, likely Daylight hosting the Irish eclectic selector.

Chlär & Sunil Sharpe @ Index (11pm)
Big Techno. with Chaz Moloney, Meda, Sleepless Beauty

Vlada & Reclaim The Mainframe @ Tengu (11pm)
Russian vinyl selector draws from techno, house, trance and more.

Shimmer presents RHYZINE + Shimmer DJs @ Wigwam (11pm)
Main floor takeover.


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Saturday May 25th

Lavery.

After Eight @ Pawn Shop
Early club night with Giita and KT & Z. Electro, synth bangers, techno and disco.

Lavery, Elkae @ Whelan’s
8-piece jazz-fusion neo-soul band.

Richard Hawley @ 3Olympia Theatre
Sheffield singer-songwriter, former Pulp man. Two nights.

Mcclusky @ The Workman’s
Welsh noise rock legends.

Blood Donor @ Workman’s Cellar
Irish alt-pop indie artist Luke O’Reilly.

See Also

Words Unplugged: DUG @ Merrion Square Park
International Literature Festival Dublin event. What makes a great song – the lyric, the melody or something altogether more elusive?

Mango & Stephen Manning @ Love Tempo
Mother and Big Romance’s Thomas Street DJ bar space.

Soulstice & Opium presents: HARMONICA SUNSET @ Opium
8 hour free party.

Makin Shapes @ Hen’s Teeth (9pm)
Soul, house, disco. DJ Pippy, Glenn Davis, Soullsistha B, Carl Bauer

101 Depeche Mode Party @ Fibber’s (9pm)
Resident DJs Bacana Violator and K-MAC will be spinning over five and a half hours of Depeche Mode music

Born This Way Ball @ The Grand Social (10pm)
Anziety & Donna Fella present a Gaga night.

Slither: T-RAIL & Yours Truly @ Tengu (11pm)
Returning Irish DJs on the bill.

SOUNDMATE31 X Half Baked with Voigtmann @ Centre Point (11pm)
+ Royce Laroca, Bernie & Cebollon31


Sunday May 26th

Rory Sweeney aka Carlos Danger.

Story Riot: @ Merrion Square Park – Byzantium
Maeve Abyss, Simon O’Reilly, Osaro & Abby Oliveira

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

Carlos Danger Presents: Irish Hash Mafia @ Button Factory
Rory Sweeney’s hip-hop mixtape live with pals.

Angus and Julia Stone @ Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Australian folk and indie pop siblings.

Rock Against Homelessness @3Olympia Theatre
Corinne Bailey Rae, Toshín, Aimée, The White Horse Guitar Club and Isaac Butler. MC-ed by Laura Whitmore.

Allie X @ The Academy
Canadian singer, songwriter, and visual artist

The Mountain Goats @ Vicar Street
Esoteric D&D-loving band.

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

Grainne Duffy, Mik Pyro @ Whelan’s
Irish blues singer.

Chief Keegan @ Workman’s Cellar
Piles High Club album release party.

Fhionn @ Love Tempo
Mother and Big Romance’s Thomas Street DJ vibe.




Monday May 27th

Chambers, Gemna, Cassio Kill, Yes Chef! @ The Grand Social
New Irish acts.

Best Girl Records launch @ The Workman’s
A newly founded independent label showcasing the best of the Dublin music scene is looking to celebrate its launch with you

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



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