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Gig Guide 21st – 27th October

Written by on 20/10/2019


Bobby Oroza feat Cold Diamond and Mink


When Bobby Oroza and the Cold Diamond & Mink production duo first got together in the studio they cut “This Love”, that turned out to be a hell of a start. Since they originally released it in 2016 the tune has become somewhat of an underground hit.

Bobby pushes the borders of soul and rock balladry and creates a sound distinctly his own. Cold Diamond & Mink provide a pitch perfect collection of lo-fi, low-key classics on which Bobby’s smokey tenor floats atop, breaking hearts on some tunes and melting them on others.

 

21st October
7.30pm, The Sugar Club
€12.50

Info / Tickets – sugarclub.ie


Third Eye Blind


Alternative rock outfit Third Eye Blind return to the Academy Monday 21st October.
With an impressive guitar driven discography and a career spanning 26 years they still impress and shake up the crowd with their 90s nostalgia inducing hits. Their latest project ‘Screamer’ will impress fans old and new.

 

21st October
7pm, The Academy
€30

Info / Tickets – theacademy.ie


Self Esteem


Self Esteem has announced a headline show at The Sound House on October 21st!

In the beginning Self Esteem was a joke – or at least a half-joke. A band name coined 10 years ago, by the singer Rebecca Taylor as two fingers to the insecurities and self-doubts that had long marred her life. But over the past 18 months, Self Esteem has come to mean something more; the humour fading as the name has reflected the shift in Taylor’s own opinion of herself and her place in music.

Several years ago Taylor began writing new rhythms that would eventually become her debut album Compliments Please.

 

21st October
8pm, The Sound House
€15

Info / Tickets – thesoundhouse.ie


Everyone you know


Brother Duo Everyone You Know are Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby. Best mates and simpatico songwriters who produce beats out of an Uxbridge bedroom and craft lyrics in a Sandhurst garage!

Everyone You Know released their powerful and passionate ‘Look After Your Pennies’ project. An exemplary 2nd EP, the project reads like a rite of passage for young men in suburbia; exploring themes of frustration, friendship, family, challenges, coupled with happiness, hope, determination and dreams and lots more.

22nd October
8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s
€11.80

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Wilder Youth: A Creative Conversation from Creative Ireland w/ Tara Stewart


A shout out to young people between 14 and 21, with a creative streak, to join and speak up for their tribe!

Join host Tara Stewart for an inspirational session of music and chat that celebrates and explores the incredible energy of Ireland’s creative young people. Featuring breakout hip-hop duo, Tebi Rex; actor and writer, Roxanna Nic Liam; podcaster, Molly Parsons and Junk Kouture fashion designer, Cian Newman.

The Creative Ireland Programme is delighted to present an evening of performance and talk focused on the brilliant emerging talent of young people in Ireland.

 

22nd October
6pm, The Chocolate Factory Arts Centre
Free

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie


Josh Johnston: Moon Landing


Just a year after his 4th solo album The Art Of Saving Lives, Dublin pianist, singer and songwriter Josh Johnston returns with a new EP, “Moon Landing”. The new EP features reimaginings of “Moon Landing” and “Swimming On The Moon” from 2018’s The Art Of Saving Lives and 2008’s Asylum Harbour respectively, as well as new tracks “In My World (She Said)” co-written with Dublin songwriter Doug Kinch – and Chris Wood’s soulful song “Come Down Jehovah”.

He will be joined by Special Guest Jane Willow!

 

23rd October
8pm, Lost Lane
€15

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Ronan Collins Sings Joe Dolan


Ronan Collins is well-known as an Irish radio and television presenter. His primetime radio show on RTÉ Radio 1 ‘The Ronan Collins Show’ has been running for many years and many people may not know that he is also one of the very few who can emulate the unique vocal range and match the falsetto quality of Joe Dolan’s voice.

So join Ronan for a night of high nostalgia singing all the classic Joe Dolan hits with his showband The Sugarcubes, for a night not to be missed!

 

23rd October
8pm, National Concert Hall
From €25

Info / Tickets – nch.ie


Airelle Besson, Sebastian Sternal & Jonas Burgwinkel


Leading the new wave of young European improvising trumpeters, Airelle Besson is a formidable, compelling and frankly, astonishing talent. Sometimes embracing a baroque sense of form and lyricism, she can turn on a sixpence and send forth grooves that mark her out as a fine jazz presence and a thoughtful and articulate composer. With the elegant and lucid playing of pianist Sebastian Sternal and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel bringing his classic jazz and avant garde sensibilities to the table, this is a trio whose music is both considered and free, communicative and compelling.

Listening to each other and to the moment, they build an architecture of eloquent and clean sound, without clutter, but with masses of heart.

 

23rd October
7.30pm, The Sugar Club
From €10

Info / Tickets – sugarclub.ie


RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards


Described as one of “the best nights of music of the year” in 2018, the second ever RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards will make its return to Dublin, celebrating Irish folk musicians and their significant contribution to Irish culture! The awards will be presented by RTÉ Radio 1’s John Creedon and Ruth Smith. Last year was an eclectic mix of folk music from around the country, and this year promises to be the same!

Among those in the line-up this year are Dervish, Martin Hayes, Karan Casey, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, A Lazarous Soul, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh and a few surprises. Also joining is English folk legend Ralph McTell who will perform on the night.

 

24th October
7pm, Vicar Street
From €24

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.ie


Chinese Newspaper EP Launch


Chinese Newspaper is a 4 piece fuzz pop band from Navan Co. Meath built of Nathan Merriman on drums, Killian Barrett on vocals and guitar, Aran McGilick on bass and Steven Rafferty on lead guitar.

They celebrate the launch of their new EP “Late Night Pharmacy” from the Workmans Club!

 

24th October
8pm, The Workman’s Club
€6

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.ie


The Crystal Skull Sessions Final


Crystal skull sessions is an evening filled with mystery and excitement.

A variety of acts perform at each heat and are randomly selected from an ancient skull who determines their faith. The crowd gets to vote for their favourite act to get through to the final with an epic grand prize to be won. Are you ready to enter the mysterious realm of the crystal skull? Come down and see for yourself!

 

24th October
8pm, Sin E
Free

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


The Snuts


One of Britain’s finest rising bands, The Snuts, are touring following the release of their explosive debut single ‘All Your Friends’. The track possesses an irresistibly catchy raw edge and a massive chorus.
Already garnering a massive following in Scotland and across the UK  The Snuts are set for a massive 2019! They are currently in their own headline tour before joining Lewis Capaldi as special guests on his November UK tour.

 

25th October
7.30pm, The Grand Social
€13.50

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Biig Piig


Biig Piig is a once-seen-not-forgotten singer and rapper who draws on a unique and diverse upbringing. As a child she experienced a changing landscape of cultures, having been born in Spain and then moved to Ireland (before settling above the London pub her parents still own and run).

And now, at just 19 years old, Biig Piig is unknowingly assimilating the kind of life experiences (which also include working as a poker dealer and a tequila bar waitress) that lend her music that blend of maturity, and youthful naivety.

 

25th October
8pm, Whelan’s
€12.50

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Psylloween 2019 w/ E.V.P and Krosis


Psychedelic Gaff and PsyEmber are mixing their magic potions to bring this unique night to Dublin again! And if you don’t want to dress up like a monster or something creep, dont worry, let’s make this Psylloween funnier and more colorful any costume will be allowed use your imagination! After the success of a sold out night last year Psylloween strongly advises you to buy your ticket in advance.

Listen to the live Line Up E.V.P and KROSIS! DJs playing for you will be Wirey Wizard, JuliosMap Vs. Organic Joy and Space S!!

 

25th October
9pm, The Sound House
From €13

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie


Wild Card


Wild Card is composed of London based organ trio Sophie Alloway on drums, Australian Hammond organist Andrew Noble and French Guitarist Clement Regert. They’re a melting-pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms, Hard-bop and grooves with latin band jazz attitude. You can expect to hear their famous mix of Afro-jazz, Hard-bop, Sambaband raw funk numbers.

Special guest: US vocalist Corina Kwami will join them for a few songs.

 

25th October
9pm, Arthur’s Pub
€15

Info / Tickets – facebook.ie


Willie Watson


For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.

Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music. Folksinger Vol. 2 makes room for it all!

 

26th October
8pm, The Grand Social
€23

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Luinn


Luinn is a unique fiddle and piano duo, and the foremost promoter of Irish Music in Colombia. They have graced Medellín’s most prestigious stages and performed at the first Irish Ambassador residence for Colombia. A captivating acoustic duo that will awaken senses and pull at heartstrings through their mixture of emotive traditional pieces from and vibrant original sounds!
The duo explore folklore and the sounds of music from Ireland, Scotland and other countries that share the same roots. The format reflects the sobriety of these two instruments that find their voice in this organic and festive music, in order to express a select range of emotions!

 

26th October
9pm, The Cobblestone Pub
€10

Info / Tickets – cobblestonepub.ie


Martin Kohlstedt


German born composer and pianist Martin Kohlstedt comes to The Unitarian Church, Dublin this October.

Martin Kohlstedt does not shy away from a challenge, with his keyboard and synth driven sound. Before pursuing his solo career Martin Kohlstedt was trained in jazz piano, leaving  a mark on electronic dance floors around the world. He is celebrated for the energy and unpredictability of his concerts.

With six projects under his belt, his latest album Ströme is in collaboration with GewandhausChor.

27th October
7.30pm, The Unitarian Church
€20

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.ie


Long and Greasy - Album Launch


Long and Greasy’s Debut Album “The Rock/Pop Show” will be out this October 2019!

A sweaty, alt rock quartet of goons by the name of Long and Greasy. Formed in school during a music module, the band instantly clicked on their musical influences and began jamming and writing. Members Naoise May and Elias Dempsey both share the guitars and vocals of the band creating a wide diversity of sounds in each song, accompanied by the rhythm section of Tim Sweeney (bass) and Paul Gleeson (drums), the band drive a blistering, exciting and unique sound.

 

27th October
7.30pm, The Grand Social
€11

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Movember Foundation


Movember is back, and this year is calling on Ireland’s Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to come together to raise awareness and vital funds for men’s health issues. The Sugar Club will transform into an underground dance haven for punters to gather and experience a specially curated line-up by DJ and producer Arveene.

Combining live music and club culture, Movember will host some of the most exciting names in Irish music including Irish production duo Fish Go Deep, Dublin’s hotly tipped singer-songwriter Erica Cody, Irish hip-hop MC Nealo, musician and composer Bantum, DJs Billy Scurry, Cici, Handsome Paddy and Claire Beck, plus many more.

Get involved and join on the dancefloor!

 

27th October
8pm, The Sugar Club
€10

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie


First Day Lions - Album Launch


First Day Lions are an Indie-Rock band created by childhood best friends Adam Cunningham and Adrian Rabbitte. With inspirations taken from The Beatles, Pink Floyd & Queen, First Day Lions capture their stories and tell them in fresh yet nostalgic ways, blowing new wind to the indie scene!

Adam and Adrian bring with them a life of performing and musicianship delivering a unique yet unforgettable sound. Now they’ve formed a five piece band that’ll knock your socks off! Fresh off supporting Aslan and Paddy Casey, travelling with their music to fans across Europe, and receiving indie awards for performance and writing, First Day Lions have come to the attention of many. Swinging from the support of their fans they continue to define their style in the indie-rock scene. With exciting new releases waiting around the corner, now is the perfect time to come join the pride!

 

27th October
8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s
€10

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie