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The best gigs in Dublin this week – May Bank Holiday Weekend

The best gigs in Dublin this week – May Bank Holiday Weekend

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Dublin Gig Guide // Mitski


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: Mitski, Olivia Rodrigo, Orbital, Sprints, Prins Thomas, Indie Sleaze, Lonnie Holley, Curtisy, Travis x Elzzz, John Francis Flynn, Mr. Scruff, Shabazz Palaces, Julia Louise Knifefist and E The Artist, smol fish, Merpire.


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


Tuesday April 30th

Olivia Rodrigo.

Iarla Ó Lionáird, The Bonny Men & Ciara Ní Bhriain @ Whelan’s
Powers Golden Hours trad gig.

Olivia Rodrigo @ 3Arena
Two nights in Dublin for the pop punky princess.

Food House @ The Grand Social
Frenetic internet supergroup composed of Fraxiom and gupi. ‘Ride’


Wednesday May 1st

Julia Louise Knifefist and E The Artist

Julia Louise Knifefist and E The Artist @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Noise influenced dance tracks to thrash to? ~yep

Olivia Rodrigo @ 3Arena
Two nights in Dublin for the pop punky princess.

Merpire @ The Workman’s Cellar
Melbourne-based indie-rock artist Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt. ‘Dinosaur’

Old Hannah, Zoe Basha, Jawbone Folk & Blues Commune @ The Grand Social
Tunes for Triona: Caitriona Logan Brain Tumor Treatment Fundraiser

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

LAVERY, Living Things @ The Workman’s Club
A band that draw from jazz, neo-soul and samba.

Robert Finley @ The Sugar Club
69 years-young singer with ther Dan Auerbach-produced album – a swaggering tour De Force of Blues, soul and funk, sharing stories from the swamps of Louisiana.

Emo Party @ Lost Lane (9pm)
with Thomas Nicholas of American Pie.


Thursday May 2nd

Smol fish

smol fish @ Crowbar
Perth indie rock band. ‘Big Love’

Continue Reading: A Journey Through Sound, Movement & Technology @ The Complex (Thursday to Sunday)
Founder of Dublin Modular Tadhg K’s sound installation and exhibition runs all for 4 days with 7pm performances on Friday / Saturday. “Continue Reading” by Tadhgh Kinsella is a sound exhibition exploring queer identity and disability through sonic discovery and experimentation.

Snapped Ankles @ The Workman’s Club
Those lads who wear dread twigs and make weird psychedelia are back.


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Friday May 3rd

Sprints, photo of a band in red light.
Sprints, the band. Photo credit: Niamh Barry

Continue Reading: A Journey Through Sound, Movement & Technology @ The Complex (Thursday to Sunday)
Founder of Dublin Modular Tadhg K’s sound installation and exhibition runs all for 4 days with 7pm performances on Friday / Saturday. “Continue Reading” by Tadhgh Kinsella is a sound exhibition exploring queer identity and disability through sonic discovery and experimentation.

The Black Keys @ 3Arena
Ohio garage-rock blues duo.

Sprints @ Button Factory
Two sold out shows from the Irish indie rock band with the album Letter To Self.

Gig for Autism Awareness @ The Fumbally Stables
 Rob de Boer, Chris Wong and Daniel Luke.

Shabazz Palaces @ The Sugar Club
American alt-hip-hop on Sub Pop.

Willy Mason @ The Grand Social
The annual show from the American singer-songwriter.

The Handsome Family @ Liberty Hall
Songwriting and marriage partners Brett and Rennie Sparks.

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

Slow Focus @ Fidelity Studio
Gav Elsted’s low BPM, high buzz club night. Slow and low disco, boogie, Balearic, Italo.

White Pines Audio @ Hen’s Teeth (9pm)
Expect rhythms of Africa and Latin America, to Disco, Funk, and beyond.

Prins Thomas (DJ Set) @ Hang Dai (11pm)
Norwegian nu-disco don.

Prozak @ Tengu (11pm)
All Night Long from UK Garage producer from Ireland.

The Midnight Disco’s Season Finale: SLOUCHO [Live A/V] @ Centre Point (11pm)
Sloucho is the non-NPC + Jezebel,Sahana, Neo Cortex, deejaytrainwreck, & more.

Live & Electric @ Wigwam (11pm)
6 Live acts of live electronic music, ranging from downtempo to techno featuring Aran Sheehy, Spooklet, Cable Percussion, Mav, GrandMal, Sheehy


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Saturday May 4th

Mitski.

Happy Days Beer & Food Festival @ Rascal’s (1pm – 9pm)
Saturday: Jordan Byrne, Shelly Gray, Mick Byrnes, Rev. Tony Bones

Mitski @ 3Arena
Indie Mother comes to Dublin.

Geo Postal Live @ Sin É
A new night in Dublin dedicated to all things post/prog/ math rock Hosted by Geo Postal with support from Silverglass and Dazgak

Continue Reading: A Journey Through Sound, Movement & Technology @ The Complex (Thursday to Sunday)
Founder of Dublin Modular Tadhg K’s sound installation and exhibition runs all for 4 days with 7pm performances on Friday / Saturday. “Continue Reading” by Tadhgh Kinsella is a sound exhibition exploring queer identity and disability through sonic discovery and experimentation.

Mr. Scruff & MC Kwasi @ The Sugar Club
5 Hour Set from the Manchester based DJ & producer funk, jazz and disco,.

Dublin Ska Festival @ Whelan’s
Two nights of Ska bands.

Sprints @ Button Factory
Two sold out shows from the Irish indie rock band with the album Letter To Self.

Conchúr White @ The Workman’s Club
Irish singer-songwriter signed to Bella Union. ‘501s’

Psychotic Reaction @ Fibber Magee’s
Psych rock with Sir Marmalade, Emily 7, Huntings, Velourias.

Ghostly Kisses @ The Workman’s Cellar
Dreamy pop music of Canadian singer songwriter Margaux Sauvé . ‘Back to Black’

Simple Kid @ The Grand Social
Early 2000s Cork indie pop singer-songwriter.

Sacrosanct Dublin @ The Sound House
A Night of Post Punk & Goth Rock.

John Francis Flynn @ NCH
Tradition Now show from the Dublin folkie. Helen Diamond, Niamh Bury, Cahalen Morrison – supports.

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

ULTYMATUM EP 002 @ Bad Bob’s
Marcus O Laoire, Ultan Clarke, Colin Devine, Kev Flynn, Special Guest TBA

HONEYPOT @ Tengu (11pm)
Legit Girl DJ, mooncup & DJ Baby Tee. HONEYPOT is a dublin club night + community ran by and for gay girls and friends.

Hamdi @ The Racket Space (11pm)
UKG & Dubstep producer.

Phil Berg B2B Lobster @ Wigwam (11pm)
Hybrid Events X Hidden Love

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Peter Sweeney (Live), Johno @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
EP launch party of release of Peter Sweeney’s debut vinyl Heart Drives The Machine

Phantasm Reborn @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Phantom Reunion Club night with Sinister Pete.


Sunday May 5th

Indie Sleaze Party – Nialler9’s indie club night @ Workman’s Cellar (11.30pm)

Reclaim the Mainframe @ East Point Centro Bar (1pm – late)
With Surka, Marion Hawkes, Kenny Hanlon, Accomplice, Royce Larøca & more.

Happy Days Beer & Food Festival @ Rascal’s (1pm – 9pm)
Sunday: Paula Lahiff, Finn Coyle, Pablo Santo, Kelly-Anne Byrne

The Sweet Spot: SUMMER FUNCTION @ Hen’s Teeth (3pm – late)
Expect R&B, Afro, House, Disco, Hip-Hop, UKG, Baile Funk & more.

Rudimental, Jaguar, Dave Treacy @ White Sands Hotel, Portmarnock (4pm – 8pm)
Rockshore Après Sea afternoon DJ gigs. JAGUAR house, breaks & rave DJ set

Time Tunnel Presents: Double Barrel @ The Sound House (5pm – 10:30pm)
All day event Northern soul, Mod, 60s, rocksteady and reggae night.

boyfrens @ Lucky’s (7pm)
Dead Inside Sundays: boyfrens (live) + DJ friens.

Continue Reading: A Journey Through Sound, Movement & Technology @ The Complex (Thursday to Sunday)
Founder of Dublin Modular Tadhg K’s sound installation and exhibition runs all for 4 days with 7pm performances on Friday / Saturday. “Continue Reading” by Tadhgh Kinsella is a sound exhibition exploring queer identity and disability through sonic discovery and experimentation.

Travis x Elzzz @ Button Factory
The Dublin duo had the first ever Irish rap album at #1 in the Irish album charts with Doghouse.

Curtisy @ Workman’s Cellar
What Was The Question? album launch from the Dublin rapper.

Orbital @ Vicar Street
The English dance Hartnoll brothers are back, and playing The Green album live.

Dublin Ska Festival @ Whelan’s
Two nights of Ska bands.

Muireann Bradley @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Donegal American blues teenager.

Tenacious D @ 3Arena
Comedy goofball rock with Jack Black and pal.

Lau (Unplugged) @ The Sugar Club
British folk band.

Sunday Skank @ The Grand Social (9pm)
SKA, Rocksteady & Reggae with DJ Chef Behan.


Indie Sleaze Party – Nialler9’s indie club night @ Workman’s Cellar (11.30pm)
Music from indie rock and indie stalwarts like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and Interpol; nostalgic indie, nu-rave, electro-clash from Klaxons, CSS, Peaches, The Gossip, Death From Above 1979, New Young Pony Club, Hot Chip, M.I.A, Vampire Weekend, Miike Snow, Friendly Fires, Uffie, MGMT, Cut Copy along with bloghouse-era remixes from MSTRKRFT, Justice, A-Trak, Braxe & Falcon, SebastiAn and more. Our indie sleaze playlist.


CCL b2b Simo Cell @ Tengu (11pm)
Tengu X Woozy presents a B2B all night long bass set.

Phil Hartnoll [Orbital] @ Centre Point (11pm)
DJing after his band’s live gig earlier that evening.

Dam Swindle @ The Pyg (11pm)
FKA Detroit Swindle can call on classic house, obscure disco, African funk, soulful techno and plenty in between. Ricky Chong also on the bill.

Regal86, Shampain @ Wigwam (11pm)
El Freakshow. Mexico and Galway DJs represent.


Monday May 6th

Niamh Bury.
Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley @ Whelan’s
After playing Haunted Dancehall, Lonnie Holley returns for an intimate show at Whelan’s with special guest cellist and Nirvana/Earth collaborator, Lori Goldston. ‘Kindness Will Follow Your Tears (feat. Bon Iver)

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

Taiyô, Concrete Handbag and Thanks Mom @ The Sound House
All Ages Show.

BNXN @ Button Factory
Afrobeat artist.



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