Ticket giveaways this week:
- Thursday – Saturday: Free entry to all The Summer Social events @ The Grand Social
- Saturday: Hidden Agenda & Bedlam: XXYYXX @ Button Factory (11pm)
How to enter ticket comp – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 3pm latest for weekend gigs.
Tuesday August 5
- Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (9pm, €6)
[Acoustic] Ed Sheeran played last week.
Wednesday August 6
- Kaleidoscope Night presents ‘Light In August’ @ The Odessa Club (€12)
[Contemporary/classical] the music of Villa-Lobos, Dave Brubeck, Astor Piazzolla and Leonard Cohen.
Thursday August 7
- Color//sound, Featuring X @ Tower Records (Free, 6pm)
[Rock] Tower Live Irish Indie Showcase.
- Gigonometry: The Deans, Northlight, We The People @ The Workman’s Club (€8/€5)
[Indie/rock] 3 bands from the Gigonometry platform play live.
- Bulmers Live At Leopardstown: Johnny Marr @ Leopardstown Racecourse (€15)
[Live] Racing and music. Next week, The Charlatans.
- Koffin Kats @ Thomas House (€10)
[Rock]Detroit psychobilly rock’n’roll punk band.
- The Summer Social: Diatribe Records presents: Solo Series II @ The Grand Social (6.45pm, €10, WIN TICKETS)
[Live] Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh/Cora Venus Lunny/Kate Ellis/Adrian Hart.
Friday August 8
- U:mack: Mick Turner (Dirty Three), Adrian Crowley, Matthew Nolan (3epkano) + Mary Barnecutt (Seti the First) Trio @ Whelan’s (€16)
[Alt-rock] Plus Mike Noga of The Drones.
- Race The Flux perform QOTSA @ Whelan’s (€8)
[Rock] Performing songs from Songs Of The Deaf.
- Headless Kross, Slomatics, Wild Rocket, Venus Sleeps @ Fibber Magees (€8)
[Rock] heavy rock downstairs in Fibbers.
- Casa Bacardi: #trystopme: Colm K, Pal Joey @ The Sugar Club (RSVP, €5 after 11pm)
[Comp] Deciding the winners of the #TryStopMe comp to play Electric Picnic.
- What’s Going On – Danny G sings Marvin Gaye @ The Bello Bar (€10)
[Tribute] Danny G & the Sexual Healers sing Marvin’s music.
- The Summer Social: New Natives: Bats, Val Normal, Magic Pockets @ The Grand Social (€8, WIN TICKETS)
[Rock/electronic] A rare show from heavy rockers Bats.
- Youth Mass, Last Of The Gentlemen @ The Workman’s Club (€5)
[Indie] Launch of new single and EP from both bands respectively.
- Goulash Disko @ Twisted Pepper (9pm, €12, €10)
[Eastern European] Gypsy Summer Fest warm up. Balkan, klezmer & Gypsy music.
- Quarehaus @ Steambox, School Street (€10, 10pm, BYO)
[Club] DJs and Screening of Hedwig & The Angry Inch. Bring your wigs and wenches.
- The Summer Social: Get Down Edits & T/A/S/T/E DJs @ The Grand Social (11:30pm, €5, WIN TICKETS)
[DJs] Tasty disco edits and dance tunes.
- Radiomade: Handsome Paddy, Lil Dave & Greg Spring @ Pacinos (11pm, €TBC)
[Fundraiser] Online radio station’s DJ lineup is a good one.
- MUD Present Dense & Pika (Hotflush, UK) @ Twisted Pepper (€15, 10:30pm)
[Techno] Plus Frankie Grimes, Oli Drakeford B2B Jack Thompson.
- Midnight Hour: Hounds, Bitch Falcon @ Whelan’s (Midnight, guestlist)
[Irish] Fuzzy rock.
Saturday August 9
- The Minutes @ Whelan’s (€15)
[Rock] Rescheduled date from the Dublin trio.
- State’s Faces of August: Punch Face Champions (pictured at top), Bitch Falcon, Yong Buddah@ The Mercantile (Free, 8:30pm)
[Monthly] Post-rock, soul and fuzz-rock.
- The Summer Social: Grand Social & Technoir presents Laser Tom. Sleep Thieves. Adeyhawke @ The Grand Social (€5, WIN TICKETS)
[Irish] Electronic-leaning trio of Irish bands.
- Groom, Ginnels, Switzerland @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€8/€12 with album)
[Indie] Launch of new album Bread & Jam – a rock’n’roll album about Ireland.
- Retro Revival: The Revellions, The Weathermen, Faux Kings & The Shades @ Sweeney’s (€5, 9pm)
[Club] Retro rock bands.
- Floor Staff, Elaine Mai @ Button Factory (€5)
[Indie] Launch of new double A-sided single as heard on State.ie.
- Revolver Project Presents: Ryan Vail, Affleck & Guests @ Twisted Pepper (€10)
[Indie/electronic] Two Northern Irish acts play live.
- New Orleans Night – Toot Sweet & Down South @ The Sugar Club (€8, 9pm)
[New Orleans] “Bayou Funk on the Liffey banks”
- Hidden Agenda & Bedlam: XXYYXX @ Button Factory (€12, 11pm)
[Dance] 18 year-old Orlando, Florida producer with understated house and R&B music tendencies.
- Burnin Up 1st Birthday @ The Grand Social (Free, 11pm)
[Disco club] 1st anniversary of Kelly-Anne Byrne’s club with guest DJ Ruth Kavanagh.
Sunday August 10
- The Sunday Social: Bitch Falcon, Punchface Champions, My Tribe Your Tribe @ The Grand Social (Free, 6pm)
[Live] A trio of Irish bands playing for free entry.
- Smithfield Market Fair @ The Generator (Free, Noon)
[Live] Live music from Kicking Bird, Dublin City Rounders & more / Hidden Agenda DJs.
- Damien Dempsey @ National Concert Hall (€26 up)
[Folk] with Special Guests and Friends
- Sim Simma!@ The Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free)
[Reggae, dancehall and Afrobeat]
Monday August 11
- Quiet day.