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Gig Guide 19th – 25th August

Written by on 18/08/2019

The Monday Club: Tongue in Chic

Tongue In Chic are madly obsessed with Nile Rodgers (Chic) and everything he’s created! Inspired by his work and collaborators, there will be a mix of his best hits, with the best of 80s pop, disco and modern dance.

Expect some disco classics, house, funk, a dash of hip hop and a healthy dose of delish floor fillers!

19th August
8pm, Lost Lane 
Free Entry

Info  – lostlane.ie

21 Drums Clinic

Following on from what was easily the biggest clinic to date, 21 Drums are delighted to announce the return of Mark Guiliana, Mike Johnston and Ash Soan, along with the new addition of legend Robert “Sput” Searight for this year’s clinic in Dublin’s Button Factory.
As in previous years, this event marks the end of the 21 Drums camp and is open to both campers and public alike!


19th August
7.30pm, Button Factory

Info – musicmaker.ie

The Contortionist

The Contortionist represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please artist as much as audience. This band makes progressive metal music, anchored in the heavy sounds that first drew the individual players to the stage, yet unmoored by convention or expectation.

On Clairvoyant, the band’s distinctive fingerprints remain, even as their atmospheric flourishes broaden to encompass ever-richer textures and mine the beauty of simplicity.


19th August
7pm, Voodoo Lounge Dublin

Info / Tickets – dme-promotions.com

Kinky Boots

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) KINKY BOOTS is coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre!

Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK and Ireland tour! It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

19th August
7.30pm,Bord Gais Energy Theatre
From €21

Info / Tickets – bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Stephen Robinson with Oh Bryan and Stina O'Neill

Known as the former front-man of iconic Dublin band Angels of Mons and later The Laundry Shop, Robinson has well paid his Rock ‘n’ Roll dues, extensively touring, playing large festivals and releasing 3 albums to much critical acclaim.

After an extended period in L.A. and New York, while working with multi-platinum award winning producers David Bendeth and Dan Korneff, the pressure of keeping a steady line-up on the road led Robinson to take the solo route.


20th August
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

Cathal Flaherty

Killarney singer songwriter Cathal Flaherty makes his return to Whelan’s since the launch of his debut EP in 2018. Cathal has enjoyed national success with his EP landing in No. 2 in the iTunes Album Charts.

His songs have been featured regularly on national radio including 2FM, Today FM & RTÉ Radio 1. His song A Thousand Miles was recently named a finalist in the International songwriting contest – one of the most coveted songwriting contests in the world.


20th August
9pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

It's A Gig!

If you’re looking for a colourful mix of progressive yet catchy music come on down to The Sound House and see Arcwords, Naoise, Hannah Hiemstra and Laura Ryder Ampersand perform their best tunes.

Don’t miss out on four incredible young artists if you are into shows that are too loud to forget!

20th August
8pm, The Sound House
From €10

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie

Watson ACE

Watson ACE have taken a date out of their busy, individual schedules for a one off, summer show at Lost Lane Wednesday 21st August. A mesmerising 6 piece musical collective, Watson ACE, fronted by songwriter Colm Lynch, is made up of the finest musicians Ireland has to offer: Aonghus Ralston and Tom Domican make up the super tight and always funky rhythm section.

Russell Smyth on keys sprinkles magic dust all over Lynch’s songs. And in case that wasn’t enough, Watson ACE boasts not one, but two lead guitarists in Pete Maguire and Brian de Grás (Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous, Andrew Strong Band).


21th August
8pm, Lost Lane

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie

Whelan's Trad & Folk Fest 2019

Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival, in association with Smithwick’s Irish Ales, takes place from Wed 14th – Sat 24th Aug in Whelan’s of Wexford St. Many of the concerts are Free Entry with a few ticketed headline events by the likes of Daoirí Farrell, Sharon Shannon, Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny and Gerry O’Connor, plus more to be announced.

Showcasing quality Irish music, you can expect some of Ireland’s most loved acts alongside some of Ireland’s brightest hopes. Keep an eye on Whelanslive.com for more announcements.

14th – 24th August
8pm, Whealan’s
From €15

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com/

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee continue to sell out stadiums and arenas all over the world. The band’s current live show has been described by Rolling Stone as “explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades.”

21st August
6pm, RDS Arena 
From €8

Info / Tickets –mcd.ie

Pauric O'Meara

Pauric is an independent singer songwriter from Tipperary, who is based in Dublin. He gained popularity around Ireland from his presence on the Voice of Ireland in 2016.

Once finished college, Pauric moved to Dublin as a primary school teacher and tried to break his way into the Dublin music scene. After 2 years of balancing both, Pauric decided to turn his back on teaching and pursue music full time. He has built up a strong following as an independent artist and has new music ready to release in the near future.

21st August
7pm, The Sound House 

Info / Tickets – facebook.com

Hollaback – Ireland's Ultimate Noughties Band

Lost Lane, Dublin’s newest music venue, along with HOLLABACK, Ireland’s Ultimate Noughties Band, present ‘Nothin’ But Noughties’, the only night in the capital dedicated to the music of the new millennium.

So if you wanna Party Like It’s Your Birthday, or Get Busy In Da Club, then Call On Me coz it’s gettin Hot In Herre and HOLLABACK gonna get All The Single Ladies and the P.I.M.P.s goin cray cray on the dancefloor One More Time.

22nd August
8pm, Lost Lane

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie

Gigonometry Presents… Electric Shore, Jenkinstown, Scattered Ashes.

Electric Shore are a three piece indie rock band from Ratoath, Co.Meath, Ireland.

Formed in 2013, the growth and development of Electric Shore has seen childhood friends transform into aspiring collaborative musicians, who are eager to make an impression on the Irish/UK music scene in 2019.

Now more than ever before, Electric Shore are determined to make 2019 their most memorable year to date. In February the band released the highly successful track, ‘Darkness Of You’ which saw the band receive nationwide radio play, and accumulated thousands of Spotify streams in the process.

22nd August
8pm,The Workman’s Club
From €8

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com

Wand + Special Guests Gang & Sun Mahshene Live at The Sound House

Wand released their fourth LP Plum since the band formed in late 2013 but their first new album in two years.

In late winter of 2016, the band expanded their core membership of Evan Burrows, Cory Hanson, and Lee Landey to include two new members—Robbie Cody on guitar and Sofia Arreguin on keys and vocals.

The music of Plum focuses teeming, dense, at times wildly multi-chromatic sounds into Wand’s most deliberate statement to date, with a long evening’s shadow of loss and longing hovering above the proceedings.

22nd August
7.30pm, The Soundhouse

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com

The Raid presents Vertigo

Following up three sell outs in Opium and Button Factory, The Raid return once again with an even bigger line up!

Line up:

Main Room: Fuam (2:00-3:00), Morgan Curtis b2b Greg Sheehan (1:00-2:00), Jake Fitz b2b Mack Elevan (12:00-1:00), Obskur (11:00-12:00)

Room 2: Armed Response Unit (2:00-3:00), Tadhg Callahan b2b Jack Ryan (1:00- 2:00), Cedarwood State trax (12:00-1:00), Kasey (11:00-12:00)

23rd August
11pm, Grand Social
From €8.00

Info / Tickets – facebook.com

Little Steven and The Disciples Of Soul

Musician, band leader, producer, actor, arranger, activist, and so much more, Little Steven Van Zandt is known and beloved around the world for his utterly distinctive songwriting, artistic ambition, and unyielding belief in the power and glory of classic rock ‘n’ soul.

Little Steven is joined on this thrilling musical journey with his all-star band the Disciples of Soul, a 14-strong ensemble made up of some of the best studio and live musicians in the business.

If “Soulfire” stands as the last word at the end of one chapter of Van Zandt’s long career, his new album “Summer Of Sorcery” marks the start of what comes next.

23rd August
7.30pm, Vicar St
From €49.65

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com

Harvest - A Tribute To Neil Young

Harvest are Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute band. The 8 piece band have been thrilling audiences all over Ireland for over 10 years. They will be performing Neil Young’s classic albums “After The Gold Rush” and “Harvest” in their entirety, followed by a selection of greatest hits.

23rd -24th August
8pm, The Sugar Club 

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie

Stiff Littles Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, et al, Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”.

After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. Using the band’s rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world.

23rd August
7pm, The Academy

Info / Tickets – theacademydublin.com

Wham, Bam! Thank You, Ma'am! - A Tribute To David Bowie

Heroes from Mars deliver two hours of the very best of David Bowie performed with a unique energy & style that is unlike many other tribute acts dedicated to this wonderful man. The band delivers their own interpretation of David Bowie’s finest pieces of work with respect and admiration. Heroes From Mars are Bowie fans playing Bowie’s music with their own style while staying respectful to the original music.

So whip out those 70’s flared jeans and get ready to hear all the hits from The Man Who Sold The World to Lodger!


24th August
7.30pm, The Grand Social

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie

The Other Favorites & Reina del Cid

Reina del Cid is a singer songwriter and leader of the eponymous folk rock band based in Minnesota. Her song-a-week video series, Sunday Mornings with Reina del Cid, has amassed 24 million views on YouTube. In collaboration with guitarist Toni Lindgren, the duo will tour Europe and the United States with their acoustic set including sometimes hard-hitting rock ballads and catchy pop riffs.

The Other Favorites is the long time duo project of Carson McKee and Josh Turner. Perhaps best known for their performances on YouTube, which have garnered millions of views. Together, Turner and McKee bring their shared influences of folk, bluegrass and classic rock into a modern framework; one distinguished by incisive songwriting, virtuosic guitar work and tight two-part harmony.

24th August
8pm, The Workmans Club

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com

The Finns & Band

The Finns are creating some of the most exciting music in Ireland right now off the back of the release of their highly successful debut album, Creations. The self-produced album reached a huge No.14 in the Overall Irish Charts and has consistently fired out incredibly catchy and original folk songs.

With their rootsy sounds of banjo, acoustic guitars and harmonicas on top of the close harmonies, The Finns music is honest, catchy, and has explosive energy, and joining up with a full band this summer means the drums and bass can fulfil the true sound of the album, which in turn, means one hell of a show.

24th August
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

A very special preview showcase of the forthcoming album: “Bad Boys of Jazz”

Hypnotic is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble consisting of seven sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. With only horns and a drum set, “Hypnotic” has traveled the world. Their musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock, including calypso and gypsy music.

25th August
7.30pm, The Sugar Club
From €20

Info / Tickets – sugarclubtickets.com

Trad Music with Noel O’Farrell

Singer-songwriter Noel O’Farrell is bringing his music to The Irish Whiskey Museum!

Join us for an evening of music and storytelling from one of Ireland’s busiest musicians. Noel has carved out a successful music career both in Ireland and abroad since 1983, touring the Irish festival/pub/cultural scenes including regular dates in the USA, Germany, France and Spain.

25th August
7pm, Irish Whiskey Museum

Info / Tickets – irishwhiskeymuseum.ie

Led Zeppelin - Vinyl & Wine

Listen to Led Zeppelin’s iconic debut album like you’ve never heard it before.

At this intimate listening party, the classic album will be played from start to finish on high-quality vinyl on a spectacular sound system, provided specially for this event by Vinyl & Wine.

There will also be an in-depth expert panel discussion about the album’s production, recording and legacy.

25th August
5pm, Lost Lane Dublin

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie