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The best gigs in Dublin this week (St. Patrick’s week edition)

The best gigs in Dublin this week (St. Patrick’s week edition)


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: St. Patrick’s Festival, Sky Ferreira, Clark, Barry Can’t Swim, Lumo Pub, Kumar Klub, Bella Festival, DIIV, Ye Vagabonds, Denise Chaila, Saoirse, Blk, Shee, Nightmares On Wax, Marcel Vogel, The Altered Hours, Liam Gallagher & John Squire…

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

Wednesday March 13th

Man Like Strange @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Multi-instrumentalist and bedroom producer Donncha Garvey. Funky Chowder.

Cultúr @ The Sound House
Live performances from Fulvetta, Stratford Rise, Sell Everything and imBau. DJ Jody and Cultúr is an event that attempts to “captures the beautiful relationship artwork and music have with each other.” Plus, 5 acoustic performances by the David Clarke, Strap, Leon McMahon, Keziah and Koi.

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

Nights Like This Part 9 @ Fibber’s
A new music showcase event featuring String Cut Puppet, All Girls Piss, The Oceangraphers + more.

Ferris & Sylvester @ The Grand Social
Husband and wife folk duo from England.

Pants On Fire, Srsha, Avenue 68, Milly James @ Bello Bar
Dublin indie-rock band and supports.

Thursday March 14th


Adrianne Lenker @ The Big Romance (6pm)
Bright Future listening party

The Future of Irish Music – Panel Discussion @ The Grand Social (7pm)
District Magazine talk with Bekah Molony, Nathan Sauramba, Ceri Dixon, Dylan Murphy.

DIIV @ Vicar Street
American rock band with EFÉ on support.

Blazer @ Sin É
New Irish rock band launch debut single ‘Black Swan’

Drawing from the Well: Tommie Potts @ NCH
Featuring Aoife Ní Bhriain, Liam O’Connor, Sibéal Davitt, and many more in honour of Dublin fiddle player,

Ham Sandwich trio @ Whelan’s
Acoustic trio tour around Ireland on the heals of the band’s 20th anniversary.

Dazed @ The Sound House
Open Mic night in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Rathaus & Friends @ All Good Wine Bar
LPM, JWY, Ocras with slots for open DJ.

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Friday March 15th

Barry Can't Swim
Barry Can’t Swim

Barry Can’t Swim @ Guinness Storehouse (6:30am)
Playing an early morning DJ set.

DUG, The Sleaze and Eithne @ The Workman’s Club
Three band bill including the Irish/American folk dio, Killian Sunderman’s indie-rock band and new solo artist singer Eithne who features on Masters Of Air.

Clark @ Whelan’s
Warp electronic producer whose last album was co-produced by Thom Yorke. ‘Dolgoch Tape’

berlioz @ Opium Rooms
UK jazz deep house artist.

Public Warning, Kapayja, Bayviin, For Nina @ The Grand Social
Public Warning is a four piece indie-rock band from Ashbourne, Meath.

Ekkstacy @ The Grand Social
Canadian singer-songwriter.

Abair | Garvey’s Ghost @ TU Dublin Grangegorman Concert Hall
An evening of folk song, poetry and discussion, tracing the history of Marcus Garvey, the Harlem civil rights activist who took inspiration from the 1916 Rising. Presented by Emma Dabiri and featuring Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Cedric Watson (USA), Niamh Bury, Dagogo Hart, Prof. Christine Kinealy, Leni Sloan (USA) and Macdara Yeates.

Tr-One @ Bootleg
Eddie Reynolds in the group.

Saoirse Miller, Dara Abdurahman, Mac Steady @ The Sugar Club
New Music showcase.

LYRA @ 3Olympia Theatre
Cork pop artist.

Barry Can’t Swim @ Vicar Street
The Scottish Producer will need a big nap after his 7am DJ set. ‘Sunsleeper’

VJ Jaxson @ The Sound House
Dublin artist presents Changes EP show. ‘Waiting On The Day’

Naoise Falafel @ Lucky’s
Dublin ddr. resident. DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

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

FISH GO DEEP @ Tengu (11pm)
FLOAT presents the Cork house legends with Corcra B2B Bob Manzanilla, Sahana

Obskür @ Index (11pm)
Dublin house duo. ‘Bayside’

The Midnight Disco’s St. Patrick’s Party (11pm)
Hyperaktivist, S-Agenda, Sahana, Neo Cortex, Omniscient. Hyperaktivist’s selection dives into the faster and groovier side of house, techno and trance.

Outstraight presents: Underdub @ Wigwam (11pm)
Drum & Bass and house music with two stages. Creatures (UK), Panda Drey & Conkan, Ambit B2B B-Origin, Digital Wax, Bobby Tuna, Surka B2B Dalba

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Saturday March 16th

Saoirse plays Mother's Cultúr Club as part of St. Patrick's Festival
Saoirse plays Mother’s Cultúr Club as part of St. Patrick’s Festival

Dublin Modular @ Pallas Projects Studios (3pm – 9pm)
Bull Horris B2B Tadhg K, Spooklet, K8olo and more. Ticketed outdoor event, fusing both vinyl mixing with live electronics and visual art. Everything including experimental, reggae, house and trance.

Mother presents Cultúr Club @ Collin’s Barrack’s (5pm – 11pm)
St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter show with Saoirse, Mother DJs, Sing Along Social, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Elaine Mai, Maykay, MuRli, Géilí Mór + more.

Holly Humberstone @ The Academy
English singer-songwriter with alt-pop sound.

Selky & Friends @ Bootleg (6pm to late)
In the snake pit.

Raji Rags @ Hen’s Teeth (7pm)
NTS Radio resident and London DJ Raj Chaudhuri, who has served as A&R for R&S Records and Bleep and Head of Music for Boiler Room.

Celaviedmai, Mo Cultivation, Tadhg & more @ St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter
Free live acts playing throughout day/evening. St. Patrick’s Festival: 8 music highlights to catch this weekend.

Abair | Bothy/Bothán @ Blackbox Theatre, TU Dublin Grangegorman
An Evening of Songs and Stories from Ireland and Scotland. St. Patrick’s Festival: 8 music highlights to catch this weekend.

Liam Gallagher John Squire @ 3Olympia Theatre
Oasis meets Stone Roses. Jake Bugg supports.

Skinner, Naked Lungs, Wife Swap @ The Workman’s Club
Workman’s free Paddy’s Party. See socials for full details.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Sugar Club
Chicago brass band play two shows.

Essiray and friends @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Live electronic music performance with Pippa Molony, Saoirse Miller, Hannahbella

A Lethal Black Ooze, Binmen, Pretty Police @ Whelan’s
The Full Irish cheap gigs.

The Altered Hours @ The Workman’s Cellar
Cork alternative rock band.

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

Graham Dolan @ Love Tempo
Galway DJ plays in the nice new spot on Thomas Street.

Oir @ Lucky’s
DJ bar vibes on Meath Street

Marcel Vogel @ Hang Dai (11pm)
German DJ and Producer living in Amsterdam, not the crystal guy. Disco, funk, soul, electronic.

Bang The Box @ Dalymount Park, Mono’s Bar (10pm)
Electronic dance party with Ali Morris B2B Chord Memory, DJ Bob

Nightmares On Wax, Soundmate31, Colin Perkins @ The Pyg (11pm)
Warp Records’ longest serving artist lives in an Ibizan farmhouse, and has been known for warm, summery music.

Chantel Kavanagh @ Index (11pm)
Irish DJ and producer of house and electronic who is on tour.

Nocturnal Animals @ Tengu (11pm)
All night long techno with SEBORO and DENI_SOVA.

Aurora x Mood present: Pete Cannon @ Wigwam (11pm)
Support Rory Sweeney on this Jungle and hardcore night.

Shamrockin Beats @ Wigwam (11pm)
4 female Drum n Bass DJs. D’anu, Glizzy, Nebulah and Elicit.

Cultúr Club Afterparty @ Mother, Lost Lane (11pm)
DJs Rocky T Delgado & Kelly-Anne Byrne in the main room with Billy Bunzari in the library.

Sunday March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Denise Chaila

Different Rhythm @ Bootleg (1pm-8pm)
t-woc & Pablo Santo join forces with Damai Sound and special guests Trad Rave & Hewan Mulugeta for an all-day St Patricks day party outside Bootleg Drury St. Free street vibes powered by Continental Soundsystem

Kumar Klub @ Love Tempo (1pm)
Paddy’s Party with Tara Kumar, Mango, Sally Cinnamon, Emmy Shigeta and more. ☘️

Reclaim the Mainframe @ TBA (2pm)
Sold Out. Yur’man, Lerosa, Pineal Navigation, Splitradix, Prøwl ,Jan Blanco, Toni Maroni x DJ Gary

Elrow @ Silo, RDS (2pm – 11pm)
Gorgon City, Alan Fitzpatrick, Hannah Wants, Eats Everything

Paddy’s Day Block Party @ The Pyg (3pm)
with Pushee, Barista Boy, Seany B & January Winters ☘️

Music Machine Masters @ The Sound House (3pm)
Free techno and house music all day.

Bella Festival @ Hen’s Teeth (3pm, Sold Out)
with Frinda di Lanco, Hendrik Stein, Kem, Bella Festa, Fhionn, KEM, Papa Romeo DJ Set.☘️

Reasons To Dance @ Lucky’s (3:30pm)
A Paddy’s Day party ☘️

Lumo Pub @ The Circular (4pm – close, Free in)
Free in Lumo club pub dance party in Rialto at the scene of some of our best free parties. DJs Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gav Elsted (Soft Focus) ☘️

Ispíní na hÉireann, The Deadlians, Niamh Bury, Acid Granny, Trá Pháidín and more @ St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter
Free live acts playing throughout the day and evening. St. Patrick’s Festival: 8 music highlights to catch this weekend.

Full Irish @ Whelan’s (4pm)
15 bands including Rachel Mae Hannon, Adore, Nerves, Naked Lungs, Katie Phelan, Anna Leah, Slightly Dishevelled and more ☘️

Sky Ferreira @ The Academy
Ferreira first emerged in the early 2010s with songs like ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’ and established a cool synth pop style with collaborators like Blood Orange.

blk., Hannah Laing @ 3Arena
The Irish DJ/producer has blown up in the last year or so.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Sugar Club
Chicago brass band play two shows.

Supafreak @ Button Factory
Supafreak’s 8 piece band consist of some of Ireland’s top session musicians, playing music ranging from Stevie Wonder, Chic, James Brown to Michael Jackson and many more.

Slither @ Wigwam (Early club start of 8pm)
High-octane rave music from top to bottom. Tommy Holohan, Gabber Eleganza, CJ Bolland, Prozak

Denise Chaila @ St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter (9.30pm, Free)
St. Patrick’s Festival: 8 music highlights to catch this weekend. “A set of spoken word, song, dance, and rhythm that honours the folklore but frees our arms. From trad to rap, then samba and back.”

Riggz Castillo, Karl Guest @ Hang Dai Chinese (11pm)
Playing on the best soundsystem in Dublin, probably.

SHEE @ CentrePoint (11pm)
Irish disco house DJ. Support: Derv, Tyvion Valentine.

2QWIK2GRUV @ Index (11pm)
Techno 3Arena afterparty with Blk.’s DJ moniker with Aero XTC on support.

HOTBOXX @ The Sound House (11pm)
St Patrick’s Day Techno Cage Rave.

Foxgluv & Friends @ Tengu (11pm)
Global sounds, afrobeat, Funk, Latin American sounds. B2Bs with DJs, Alice, Big Cheeks, Blkcnvs, DJ Elefunk, gullydoctor, Foxgluv founder JWY, Little O, and Pablo Santos.

Cody Currie @ Bootleg (11pm)
Jazz-house DJ takes over after the day party on Drury Street.

Monday March 18th

Ye Vagabonds

North Circular with Live Cello Overture @ IFI (6pm)
Screening with live score by Kevin Murphy (Slow Moving Clouds). St. Patrick’s Festival: 8 music highlights to catch this weekend

Paul Noonan, Ye Vagabonds, Gráinne Hunt @ Whelan’s
In aid of Féileacán Bán – bespoke Dementia care.

Simple Minds @ 3Arena
Scottish 80s pop band play two nights – Monday and Tuesday.

Big Woman, Sygh, Delush, MT Heads @ Fibber Magees
Skyrocket Promotions event. I like Delush’s Rio single.

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