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The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide: January 24th to 30th

The Nialler9 Dublin Gig Guide: January 24th to 30th

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Tuesday January 24th

Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Weekly Tuesday acoustic night in aid of Simon Community. See link for announced acts.

Happyalone., Filmore @ Whelans Upstairs
Cork alt-gtrio aim to tackle the ongoing cost-of-living crisis by throwing a free show in the heart of Dublin.

The Next Big Thing Festival @ Workman’s Club / Cellar
32 acts play across 2 stages over four nights. Decartet, Essiray, Shrink Like Alice & more



Wednesday January 25th

The Next Big Thing Festival @ Workman’s Club / Cellar
32 acts play across 2 stages over four nights. Last Apollo, Sister Ghost, Under Starling, Orwells ’84 and more.

Lucinda Williams @ Vicar Street
Americana songwriter of 40 year career.

Somewhere Else @ Bow Lane Social (11pm)
Midweek student electronic night returns.

Citizen’s Arrest presents: Soul Mass Transit System @ Wigwam (11pm)
Soul Mass Transit System, Eoin Boyle b2b Becky, AE86


Thursday January 26th

Blind Stitch,Seán Mac Earlaine @ Little Whelan’s
Blind Stitch is a project featuring the music of Kevin Murphy, a celebrated cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter from Cork. ‘Caisleán Óir’

Dani Larkin @ Dublin Castle
Part of TradFest Temple Bar. Northern Irish folk artist.

Dublin Pride @ Button Factory
Part of TradFest Temple Bar. Dublin Pride are collaborating with the Trad Is Amach queer trad collective to present a concert of LGBTQ+ artists and allies, with performances by Seolta, Amach is Amach, English folk singer Kit Knight, and the Pride Céilí Band.

The Next Big Thing Festival @ Workman’s Club / Cellar
32 acts play across 2 stages over four nights. Ria Rua, Banyah, The Fae, Callum Wall & more

Meltybrains? @ The Sugar Club
Dublin alt-indie 5-piece celebrate the release of new album You.

The Midnight Disco: Efa O’Neill @ Wigwam (11pm)
Kerry DJ and producer. Out Of Space party starter. Support Sahana, Speedy P.


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Friday January 27th

Fortune Igiebor @ The Sound House
Dublin rapper. ‘The Prayer’

The Next Big Thing Festival @ Workman’s Club / Cellar
32 acts play across 2 stages over four nights. Mallratz, Staff Party, No Just Landlords & more

David Keenan [Memorial Device] Talk + DJ Set @ The Circular
 Novelist & music journalist rocks up to The Circular for an evening of Q&A with Siobhán Kane followed by a DJ set.

Word Up Collective presents cbakl: seanfhocail @ Button Factory
Part of TradFest Temple Bar. seanfhocail is a bold reimagining of traditional music for the modern age – combining archive samples with hip hop, eclectic beats, spoken word, jazz, R&B, soul and house. cbakl feat Alicia Raye, Bricknasty, Matt Ó, Natalya O’Flaherty, Sasha Terfous

Kila @ National Stadium
Part of TradFest Temple Bar. A live 8-piece Kíla performance with an 8-piece brass band, Paul Frost Brass

Bláth na hÓige with Síle Denvir and Colm Mac Con Iomaire @ The Pepper Canister Church
Part of TradFest Temple Bar.

Staples Jr. Singers @ The Sugar Club
Mississippi gospel group The Staples Jr Singers first released their only album in 1975 but it was recently reissued on David Byrne’s label Luaka Bop last year (and is great)

Freaṁacha: Clare Sands, Farah Elle and Niwel Tsumbu @ The Grand Social
Part of TradFest Temple Bar

Gully Doctor @ Lucky’s
DJ vibes on Meath Street.

Kai Campos (Mount Kimbie) @ Wigwam (11pm)
Kai Campos has an excellent new Essential Mix for you to hear.

New Jackson All Night Long @ Hang Dai Chinese (11pm)
Pay-in gig with David Kitt on the decks all night.

Club Comfort presents: TRADE PARADE @ The Tara Building (11pm)
Club Comfort is back for their first party of the year.

Fever AM Showcase with Mor Elian, Rhyw & EMA @ Tengu (11pm)
The label is run Mor Elian and Rhyw out of Berlin.

Long Island Sound @ Centre Point (11pm)
Dublin born & based Long Island Sound (Rob Roche & Tim Nolan). Support Honeypot club night founder Rhyzine! Lost Connection LP


Saturday January 28th

Talk Talk: In A Silent Way @ The Sugar Club (4pm)
Matinee film screening. Trailer. Films Of Note series.

Lee Fields: Faithful Man @ The Sugar Club (7pm)
Film screening. Trailer. Films Of Note series.

Kimbra @ The Workman’s Club
New Zealand pop artist. ‘replay!

Metric @ The Academy
Canadian rock band with Emily Haines on vocals. ‘Monster Hospital’

Turin Brakes @ Whelan’s
English band released their ninth studio album – Wide-Eyed Nowhere. ‘World Like That’

Moxie @ The Grand Social
Part of Trad Fest. Alternative folk band. ‘Is Ainm Dom’

Bad Manners @ Opium
Ska band.

Iarla O’Lionárd @ Pepper Canister Church
Part of Trad Fest Templebar. Irish trad singer, of The Gloaming.

Gash Collective: Pauline b2b Ruby Red @ Lucky’s
DJ vibes on Meath Street.

Damaged Goods Club: The Wup Chow @ Thomas House (8:30pm)
Postpunk, New Wave and Alternative club with live set from Dublin 80s/90s indie band The Wup Chow

Gav Elsted @ The Circular
Lumo Club DJ in The Other Hand bar. Tidy Towns DJ mix.

Romare (live) @ Centre Point (11pm)
Genre-defying, sample-based electronic musician on Ninja Tune. ‘Priestess

Sasha @ Index (11pm)
’90s Welsh DJ/producer. Live At Glasto 2022

NSFW: Not Safe For Work First Anniversary Party @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Queer party celebrates 1 year of house techno music for kinky queers of all shapes and sizes

25 Years of DJ Flight @ Tengu (11pm)
Drum & bass stalwart. Plus Chord Memory (Bassbin), Collie HZ U

Clara Cuvé @ Wigwam (11pm)
Techno. Aeron XTC B2B TainT Meltx

Mother @ Lost Lane (11pm)
Queer clubbing in the heart of Dublin, playing electro & disco every Saturday night

Colin Perkins & SHEE @ The Pyg (11pm)
The Pyg has pairs up two DJs every Friday and Saturday night.


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Sunday January 29th

Niamh Regan @ Malahide Castle (1pm)
Part of Trad Fest Templebar. Galway singer-songwriter.

The Ocelots @ Pepper Canister Church (2pm)
Part of Trad Fest Templebar. Alt-folk brothers.

Byron Wallen’s Gayan Gamelan Ensemble plays Boards Of Canada @ NCH
Plus Glasshouse Ensemble play Aphex Twin.

The 1975 @ 3Arena
Matty Healy and co are the hottest ticket in town this week.

Conway The Machine @ The Sugar Club (4pm / 8pm)
Matinee and evening show from Buffalo-bred rapper. ‘Chanel Pearls’

Early James @ The Workman’s Club
American singer-songwriter signed tol Easy Eye Sound, the studio-label of Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach. ‘What A Strange Time To Be Alive’

SlapBang @ The Workman’s Club
The Dublin Jazz Co-op


Monday January 30th

Lewis Capaldi @ 3Arena
The Scottish personality also plays songs.

Editors @ National Stadium
UK indie rock band.


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