- Thursday: Howling @ Button Factory (€12.50)
- Friday: Daft Punk Interstellar 5555 @ The Sugar Club (€10, 11pm)
- Saturday: Out To Lunch presents DJ Sprinkles and New Jackson @ Bar Tengu (€10-€15, 9pm)
- Saturday: Sense – Dimitri From Paris @ Button Factory (€12/€15)
How to enter ticket comps – 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 1pm latest for weekend gigs.
Tuesday May 19
- Brandon Flowers @ Olympia Theatre (€30)
[Pop/rock] Cheer up Mormon, it’s not that bad.
- King Creosote @ Button Factory (€19)
[Folk] Scottish singer-songwriter.
- Misterwives @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€13)
Wednesday May 20
- Villagers @ Olympia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
[Folk/indie] Darling Arithmetic tour. Support Gavin Glass.
- Perspectives 2015: The Radiophonic Workshop @ NCH (€25-€30)
[Experimental] Analogue instrumentals from the BBC studio archive.
Thursday May 21
- Steve Gunn @ The Workman’s Club (€13)
[Acoustic/folk] New York musician. Special Guests: Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler
- Villagers @ Olympia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
[Folk/indie] Darling Arithmetic tour. Support Jennifer Evans.
- Sleep Thieves @ The Grand Social (€10)
[Electro] With guests Extra Fox and Hauer.
- Howling @ Button Factory (€12.50 , WIN TICKETS)
[Electronic] Stole The Night.
- Loah @ Fumbally Stables (€10)
[Soul] The Art part of the two-part concert series this week with support Conor Walsh.
- Hidden Agenda presents: Doldrums, Meltybrains? @ Whelan’s (€13.50)
[Electronic/experimental] Montreal experimentalists with Dublin experimental support.
- Discopunks @ Whelan’s (Free)
[Indie/synth] My Beat Jesus.
- The Gregory Walkers with Nina Hynes @ Odessa Club (€15)
[Baroque/classical] reimagined songs from Nina’s most recent album, ‘Goldmine’ on recorders, violone, baroque guitars & percussion,
Friday May 22
- GO AND VOTE or you won’t get your gigs for dessert
- Nialler9 presents Rhyming & Scheming: Inni-K, Jinx Lennon, No Monster Club @ Oscar’s, Christchurch (9pm, Free)
[Intl. Literature Festival Dublin] Festival club with live performances with emphasis on words and DJ set from Nialler9.
- Young Wonder, EMBRZ @ Whelan’s (€13)
[Electronic] launch of Birth album.
- The Academic @ The Workman’s Club (€12)
- Kitty, Daisy & Lewis @ The Academy Green Room (€16.50)
[Classic 50s pop] ‘Baby Bye Bye’
- Jet Setter @ Bello Bar (€5)
[Indie] Support from Zebra.
- Mongoose @ The Sugar Club (€10,€15 with album)
[Album Launch] Folky/rock blues all-female band.
- Vote Yes + Party @ The Bernard Shaw (6pm, Free)
[party] DJs Bantum, Baby Dave Ruth Kavanagh Sol O’Carroll, Stace Ocho, Patrick Kelleher, Benni Johnston
- Fucked Up, Bitch Falcon, Strong Boys @ Hangar (€16)
[Punk] Canadian punk rock. U:mack presents.
- Share The Love @ Block T (€5)
[Party] SignA, The Shifters, Shift, Louis Scully The RnB Club, Donal Dineen and more.
- Daft Punk Interstellar 5555 @ The Sugar Club (€10, 11pm WIN TICKETS)
[Screening/DJs] Johnny Moy (Encore!!!) // Ruth Kavanagh (Mother) // Chris Holten (Together Disco)…
- Not Pop Up #3: Cian O’ Ciobháin @ Odessa Club (€7, 11pm)
[Club] Homebeat’s electronic/dance night out.
- All Fur No Knickers @ Secret Location (€5/€10, 10pm)
[party] Fauna, Colin Devine, Elizabeth Von Dietrich, Azaria Starfire
- Boogie Nights – Movie Screening & After Party @ Opium Rooms (€10, 7pm)
[Disco] Together Disco DJs.
- Pyg presents Dj Falcon @ Pygmalion (€10, 11pm)
[Dance] French electro / Thomas Bangalter collaborator So Much Love To Give.
- Scratch Perverts @ The Twisted Pepper (€10-€12, 11pm)
[electronic/rap] Fast-mixing turntablist DJs.
- Grandmaster Flash (Old School Hip-Hop set) @ Hangar (11pm, €15/€20)
[Hip-hop] w/ DJ Flip + Mango & Mathman + Louis Scully [The RnB Club]
- Sense & Strictly Deep – Sidney Charles @ Button Factory (€17)
[House] Hamburg deep 4/4.
Saturday May 23
- Bodytonic & All City Present: MNDSGN [Stones Throw] @ The Bernard Shaw (Free)
[Hip-hop] it’s pronounced mind design.
- Arthur Russell Instrumentals @ Button Factory (€25)
[Avant-disco/experimental] 9-piece ensemble featuring original members from the 1970s performance of Arthur Russell’s
- Jon Allen @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€15)
[Pop] Folk singer-songwriter.
- Gavin and Thee Icons w/ Thee Eviltones + Petty Youth @ The Mezz (Free)
[Garage rock] E.P Launch+ DJ’s & More
- Loah @ Bello Bar (€10)
[Soul] The Soul Full band part of the two-part concert series this week with support Buffalo Woman.
- Toto @ Vicar Street (SOLD OUT)
[Pop] Admit, you’d pay just to hear Africa like everyone else.
- Weathertop Free Party @ The Pint (Free- €5, 8pm)
[Party]Dj sets, visuals and BBQ.
- Mother presents We Are Family @ District 8 (€14, 10pm)
[Party] Marriage Referendum knees up with DJs Le Galaxie, Jape and live set from Faune and more. Regular Mother also happening.
- Out To Lunch presents DJ Sprinkles and New Jackson @ Bar Tengu (€10-€15, 9pm, WIN TICKETS)
[Electronic] Tokyo House, NJ launching Metroflex 12″, Dip’s Cait, Tonie Walsh in conversation and more.
- Sense – Dimitri From Paris @ Button Factory (€12/€15,WIN TICKETS)
[Dance] Really good populist disco/house DJ.
- Pogo: Loose Ends present Seven Davis Jr & Al Murphy @ The Twisted Pepper (€13/€15, 10:30pm)
[Dance] Wild Hearts. Funky electronic producer.
- Hidden Agenda: Ghost Culture @ Opium Rooms (€5-10, 11pm)
[Electronic] London producer on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label.
- The Building Society presents: Purple Disco Machine @ Hangar (€8/€15, 10:30pm)
[Dance] Deep funk producer.
Sunday May 24
- Africa Day @ Farmleigh House (free)
[Family-friendly] RiZA, Kwassa Kwassa, Loah, Kila, Tig Linn and more.
- The May Flea @ The Bernard Shaw (1pm. Free)
[Flea market] Covered. SODA Dip from 6pm
- Sim Simma’s 1st Birthday Bash @ Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free)
[Roots/bashment] Byrna Boy | Shabba Franks | Slim Tim | Johnny Hammond & guests
- The Bonny Men @ Whelan’s (€10)
[Trad] Modern Irish trad.
Monday May 25
- Nialler9 & Young Turks present Jamie xx Listening Party @ Tower Records (6:30pm, with album pre-order)
[Playback] Hear the new Jamie xx album In Colour before everyone else. Special 12″ white labels to be given away too.
- Swans @ Button Factory (€26)
[Rock] Fierce live reputation.