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The best gigs in Dublin this week – May 7th to 13th

The best gigs in Dublin this week – May 7th to 13th

Dublin Gig Guide MAY

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: Faye Webster, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Elaine Howley, Mohammad Syfkhan, Phizzfest, Aoife Nessa Frances, Baxter Dury, Jane Weaver, The Road To The Great Escape, Sign Crushes Motorist, Ewan McVicar, The Bureau De Change Song Contest, Evie, Brigid Mae Power, Slam, Patrick Wolf.

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

Tuesday May 7th

Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah @ Whelan’s
UK indie singer-songwriter. ‘Greatest Dancer’

Moncrieff @ 3Olympia Theatre
Sold out show from the Irish pop artist.

C Duncan @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Scottish folk-indie singer-songwriter. ‘Just Like Clockwork’

Wednesday May 8th

Faye Webster.

Miles Kane @ The Academy
English rock singer-songwriter, also of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Faye Webster @ Button Factory
The Atlanta songwriter has blown up on Tik Tok with her gentle and intricate indie songwriting. Also plays Vicar Street Thursday.

Francis of Delirium @ The Workman’s Club
Luxembourg based Jana Bahrich’s indie songwriting. ‘Real Love’

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

John Smith @ Whelan’s
English singer-songwriter.

CLT DRP, The Last Vinci, VERNON JANE (solo) @ Whelan’s Upstairs
It’s pronounced Clit Drip. Alternative rock with punk and electro vibe from the headliner. ‘New Boy’

Irish Women in Jazz @ Arthur’s
Jennifer McMahon, ehm Trio, Echoverse

Cultúr @ The Sound House
Live mini-festival that captures the beautiful relationship artwork and music have with each other. The fifth edition of a new monthly series that showcases Ireland’s best aspiring bands and artists features Tonedeaf, Binmen, Empty Internet and Green Gurl. T DJ set by Quinten and Jody on the terrace.

Thursday May 9th

Baxter Dury.

Bring Your Own Vinyl by Real Talks Art @ Pawn Shop (6pm)
Open vinyl night.

Baxter Dury @ Button Factory
Sleazy murky electronic poetry.

Sick Love @ The Sound House
Irish rock trio released their debut album last week. ‘Don’t Wait’

Faye Webster @ Vicar Street
The Atlanta songwriter has blown up on Tik Tok with her gentle and intricate indie songwriting. Also plays Button Factory Wednesday.

Jane Weaver @ Whelan’s
Cosmic indie pop artist.

Ten Hail Marys, Dreamboy @ Thomas House
Live indie rock alternative bands. Free in.

Larabel @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Donegal singer-songwriter.

TVAM,TV People @ The Workman’s Club
Manchester 1-man electronic indie musician. ‘Costasol’

Beans on Toast @ The Grand Social
Essex born folk songwriter

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Friday May 10th

Sprints, photo of a band in red light.
Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Button Factory
Alynda Segarra’s Americana-tinged rock band. Sold Out.

Sign Crushes Motorist @ Whelan’s
The Irish slowcore artist with over 4 million monthly listeners

Evie @ Little Whelan’s
I’ve really like Evie’s songs so far. Dreamy folk singer-songwriter vibes.

Patrick Wolf @ NCH
The Crown of Stars Tour for the original early 200s English singer-songwriter indie star.

Shine on Palestine: The Alternative Eurovision @ AXIS Ballymun
Mc Panti Bliss hosts. Featuring Performances From Amir Abu Alrob & Sorcha Fox, Talha Alali, Catherine Ann Cullen, Zapho, Niyl, Tobi Balogun, Sive, Jess Kavanagh, Chloë Agnew, The X Collective, Teo Del Norte, Robbie Blake With Tonnta, Sing Along Social, The Lighthouse Choir, Jayden Tyrrell, Pom Boyd & Seán Millar, Saibhín, With Contribution From The Mini Placard Movement.

The Bureau De Change Song Contest @ Vicar Street
A host of comedians including Tony Cantwell, Ali Fox, Killian Sunderman Justine Stafford, Hannah Mamalis and more perform once-off comedy Eurovision-style songs written by the likes of Faye O’Rourke from Soda Blonde Adam Shanahan (MYFAULT), Tom Jacob and LÖL, and Paddy Ormonde among them.

Ireland Goes Pop @ The Circular
Brand New Retro’s pop culture ephemera-centred show and DJ set after.

Sharyn Ward @ the Cobblestone
Irish trad singer.

Lifts, Cormorant Tree Oh @ The Thomas House
Irish indie five-piece and experimental folk, psychedelia, horror artist. Free

Brigid Mae Power @ All Saint’s Church
Phizzfest. Irish folk singer-songweiter.

Friday Evening Supplement @ The Bohemian, Mc Geough’s Bar
Phizzfest. An evening of poetry and song, laced with traditional music. The Friday Evening Supplement returns to Phizzfest for its third year. Featuring John Cummins (Bohemian FC Poet in Residence), Cian Ferriter, Darina Gallagher, Kevin Lynch and harpist Aedín McConnell. The Friday Evening Trad Ensemble provide the musical backing with support by Fan Tamall.

Sygh @ The Workman’s Cellar
Alt-rock three piece’s debut single launch.

Allegra Krieger @ The Workman’s Cellar
New York singer-songwriter. Paste Magazine set.

E The Artist @ Lucky’s (8:30pm)
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Rocky @ Love Tempo
Mother DJ in the booth.

C’mere to Me | All About Disco @ Hen’s Teeth
ETB festival DJs spinning disco. Emmy Shigeta, Lovely Cormac and more.

C.K., 3.11 @ TBA (10:30pm)
Danish DJ and producer plays an ambient set into dancier rhythms.

Connolly Rave @ Dalymount Park (10:30pm)
Robbie Kitt, Mooncup, Naoise, Freetime.

ALL YOU NEED #002 @ Opium Botanical Garden (11pm)
TRAJANO, Collie Royce, Laroca Bernie b2b Vandi, Soulnezz b2b Nicole Spagnol, Pierr

Float Presents: SLAM @ Wigwam (11pm)
Techno act’s first show in five years. Support from IMO, Stuart Cremin B2B Robinsin

Dykon @ The Sound House (11pm)
Second birthday for the queer club.

ATRIP @ The Workman’s Cellar (11.30pm)
London electronic producer and vocalist.

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Saturday May 11th

Mohammad Syfkhan

Ewan McVicar @ Index (1pm – 6pm)
Absolut X day clubbing experience.

Toner Quinn / What Ireland Can Teach the World About Music @ Farmleigh (3pm)
In this talk, Toner Quinn, editor of the Journal of Music, will explore some of the ideas in his recent book, What Ireland Can Teach the World About Music, including a discussion of musical life in Ireland, what makes this culture unique and the challenges it faces into the future.

Elaine Howley @ Bello Bar
Cork-based songwriter, vocalist and producer who merges a tapestry of experimental and analogue processes with a love for classic songwriting.

Bel, Will Troy @ Whelan’s
California indie artist.

Boycott Boogie : Mothers Against Genocide @ Doyle’s Corner, Phibsboro
With Martin Leahy, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, The Accidental Rapper
Ceara Hurley, Siomha Hennessy, Abood Aladham , DJ Sugartits
Daphne with a D.

Mohammad Syfkhan @ All Saints Parish Church
Phizzfest. Irish / Syrian artist plays one of the year’s best records to date.

See Also

Fizzy Orange, Banríon @ Dalymount Park
Dubli indie/alternative rock group,

Lucas Ogma @ The Sugar Club
Fuinneamh Festival founder Luke Reddy releases his debut album on Ogma Records.

John Bramwell @ The Grand Social
I am Kloot musician and The Full Harmonic Trio.

Highschool @ The Workman’s Club
London/Melbourne trio play goth-pop

Kehli: All Outta Love @ The Workman’s Cellar
Irish pop artist.

Palestine Solidarity Event @ The New Theatre
James Connolly Festival event In association with Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign we present Gazelleband, Rosin El-Cherif, Anna D & Emmet Kirwan

Lil Dave @ Fidelity Studio
The man himself is back.

Kelly-Anne Byrne @ Love Tempo
Disco queen DJ in the booth.

Jack Dempsey (Djackulate) @ The Bernard Shaw (10pm)
Twice world champion turntablist and multi-instrumentalist DJ, plays a Phizzfest show.

BPM: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 @ TBA (9pm)
bass, breaks, drums and trance synth with polyp, JWY, Roo Honeychild, Pixieteeth Lúnasa, Baddie & BooBoo, Máthair, Naoise.

ddr. Dabke @ Bohs Bar in Phibsboro (10pm)
With DJ sets from: DJ Karwami Sumayah Poetry, spoken word and beatboxing from: Amir Abualrob Maryam Abood Aladham

MAREAH presents: Nicolas Rada, Mariano Montori, Shayfari @ Tengu (11pm)
Prog house and deep house.

Ewan McVicar @ Index (11pm)
Sold out show. See Saturday for the daytime event.

Linkin Park Party @ The Workman’s Club (11:30pm)
A Night of Nu-Metal and Rock.

Sunday May 12th

Aoife Nessa Frances

Shakalak @ Digital Hub (3pm)
at We Love Markets, playing Late in D8.

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

Acid Mothers Temple @ The Workman’s Club
Psych rock.

Gem Beag @ Anseo
Experimental music night with Cork stoner weirdo group Dankenstoned’s Bongster

Aoife Nessa Francis and Núria Graham @ All Saint’s Church
Phizzfest. Irish and Irish Catalan folk, pop, alt-singer-songwriters.

Dr.Flamer // Syl Black @ The Pyg
Free in all night.

Small Bear @ Love Tempo
Sam Lynch on the Thomas Street DJ vibe.

Monday May 13th


The Road To the Great Escape @ The Workman’s Club, The Grand Social and Whelan’s
Big Sleep, Overpass, Amble, Sarah Julia, Uly, Jianbo

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

Keane @ 3Arena
20 years of Hopes and Fears.

Keziah Hart, Apollo, Sidestrokes, Dreamer @ The Sound House
SH Rising series

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