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Gig Guide 22th – 28th July

Written by on 21/07/2019

The Good Vibe

The Good Vibe

Chris Kabs will headline The Good Vibe, in an upcoming show at The Workman’s Club. Chris will be debuting new tracks from his upcoming studio album with the fresh uplifting beats and positive message embodying the energy thats going to make The Summer vibe and unmissable experience. Support Acts – Lloyd John, Tolu Makay , Aaron J & King David.


22nd July
8pm, The Workman’s CLub

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com



EMICIDA will make his debut in Ireland. A merging of the words MC and homicide, the name Emicida is considered as one of the greatest hip hop discoveries in Brazil and also one of the strongest supporters in the struggle against social inequalities. Supported by Peralta Deejay and Zembass, they will bring the best in music, culture, art and good energy to all us.


22nd July
7.30pm, Button Factory

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie

The Wailers


The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together” – just as Bob requested.


23rd July
8.30pm, Vicar Street

Info / Tickets –aikenpromotions.com

Action Bronson

action bronson

A raunchy, cylinder-shaped ginger of Eastern European ancestry might not be the first dude you’d peg for rap stardom, but that’s exactly the mantle Action Bronson is on the verge of possessing. Over the last few years, the 28-year old Queens native has become one of hip-hop’s most charismatic and colorful new characters, thanks to his wicked sense of humor, a buffet of impressive releases and the rare knack for updating cherished East Coast aesthetics into indisputably modern music.


23rd July
8pm, The Academy

Info / Tickets –theacademydublin.com

Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl

Peggy Seeger

Making a very welcome return to Ireland, Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Although in her 80s, her performances, charisma and wit remain undiminished. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a memorable concert. The evening will feature some of Peggy and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, readings from her highly acclaimed memoir ‘The First Time Ever’, and plenty of relaxed family banter.

23rd July
7.30pm, Pavilion Theatre

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com

Seo Linn

seo linn

Seo Linn are an energetic, trad-influenced, indie-folk band with a powerful sound and exciting stage presence. Their latest single ‘Buy Me Time/Bain an Glas’ is an explosive taster of their new EP which is in the latter stages of production. After a hugely successful 2018 US tour, Seo Linn have been hard at work writing and recording some brand new and exciting material. Since rising to premature prominence in late 2013, Seo Linn have spent the last 6 years travelling the world captivating audiences in Ireland, the US, Australia, across Europe and even Africa.

24th July
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman

Crossing between love, gender, sexuality and religion, and singing in solidarity with the innocent, persecuted, oppressed and threatened; Ezra Furman provides a soundtrack for the current fear and loathing in America like no other. He returns with Transangelic Exodus and a “new” band The Visions. His second album for Bella Union is a new landmark for the American singer-songwriter: “not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir,” according to its author. “A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.” Perfect for an artist always on the move, always evolving.

24th July
7.30pm, The Button Factory

Info / Tickets –aikenpromotions.com

Eve Belle

eve belle

Eve Belle is a young singer, songwriter and chronicler of sorrows from deepest Donegal. Her songs and stories are imbued with an uncommon world-weariness seldom found in writers of such tender years. In Eve Belle’s songs, the brass tacks prick skin and draw blood. Her observations are pin-sharp, she says:
“My main focus as a writer is honesty across the whole emotional spectrum, this can take me from unabashed melancholia to tongue-in-cheek musings on the mores of modern love.”

24th July
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

David King

david king

David King is a Dublin folk and blues singer with an E.P entitled “Dig my Own Hole” and recently released debut album “Ruirteach Blues”. David’s early influences range from Led Zepplin & Cream to Bob Dylan and Tim Buckley. Current influences go back to the blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson and Son House. The Delta and Chicago blues style’s delivered with his unique blend of Irish Soul offer up original vocal and guitar styles and create a back beat for the stories in his songs. David performs solo and with the support of his road band known as the “Raging River Band”.

25th July
9pm, Blind Pig
€ free

Info / Tickets – theblindpig.ie

The Rock Out

the rock out

A fantastic night of live music performed by Ireland’s hottest rock bands: Skyfever, The Truce, Brake Loose, Elevation Falls plus more. An evening of explosive guitars, foot stomping beats & roaring soaring vocals. With a mix of classic rock, hard rock & blues rock there’s something for every rock fan!

26th July
6pm, The Grand Social

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie

Rival Sons

rival sons

Rival Sons, the blistering, soulful Nashville/Long Beach, CA rock and roll band who’ve previously released 4 albums on the British UK label, Earache Records, has moved onward and upward, signing a deal with Low Country Sounds/Atlantic Records. The band, who many feel is the one most likely to lead rock and roll’s resurgence in 2018, has been hunkered down in the historic RCA Studio A in Nashville with Grammy award winning producer, Dave Cobb for a release later this year.

26th July
7pm, The Academy

Info / Tickets – theacademydublin.com

Leafcutter John/Katie Gately/Sunken Foal/Kate Butler


Countersunk & Enthusiastic Eunuch present…
Leafcutter John (Border Community)
Katie Gately (Tri Angle)
Sunken Foal (Countersunk)

DJ Kate Butler


A dizzying night of defiantly leftfield electronic music via Manachester, L.A. and Dublin lies in store in The Sound House on Saturday 27th July. Leafcutter John arrives on the back of a stunning LP on James Holden’s Border Community label while Katie Gately is currently working on the follow-up to her magnificent debut album on Tri Angle records. The bill is completed by local legends Sunken Foal & DJ Kate Butler

27th July @9pm 
The Sound House, Eden Key


Info / Tickets – billetto.ie

London Astrobeat Orchestra

london astrobeat orchestra

‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, live. Focusing on tracks from the cult classic albums ‘Remain In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ are a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, smack on point, earth-shatteringly tight, live band. They comprise, quite honestly of the finest West African session musicians alive on this planet today. With legendary band leader & Bassist ‘Edd Bateman’ hosting rhythmic influences from Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Cameroon and Congo. Featuring Lingala singer and soukous aristocrat ‘King Fire’, blues rock and astropheric soundscaping guitarist and vocalist ‘Julian Burdock’, Guinean Master Griot kora player ‘Mosi Conde’ and the mbalax rhythm machine ‘Badou N’Diaye’.

27th July
7.30pm, The Grand Social

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble


Over seventy of Ireland’s finest young wind, brass and percussion players have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Wind Ensemble as they bring their national tour to University Concert Hall, Limerick on Friday, 26 July and to the O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Dublin on Saturday, 27 July. The ensemble will be led by the talented conductor Ronan O’Reilly, who is the Director of the Artane School of Music, and guest conductor Dr Ken Dye, Director of Bands at the prestigious University of Notre Dame. The highly accomplished young musicians of the ensemble come from across Ireland and will work intensively in a week-long residential course in the University of Limerick with some of Ireland’s top brass, wind and percussion tutors. The ethos of IYWE is to offer young players an opportunity to study, perform and experience music specifically composed for the wind ensemble medium and to present music which otherwise would not be heard by Irish audiences.

27th July
6.30pm, O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College
€10 / 20

Info / Tickets – iayo.ie

David Kitt

david kitt

David Kitt is back at The Purty Kitchen this July in Promotion of his latest body of work ‘Yous’, which has seen him delve back into the sound of his critically acclaimed debut ‘The Big Romance’, but with a more mature and modern sound. He has been touring non stop since it’s release as well as recording new material for his electronica side project New Jackson, and we are excited welcome him back to Dun Laoghaire for one night only! Performing with Australian musician Margie Jean Lewis on violin and vocals, Kitt will perform a selection of songs from his extensive back catalogue as well as material from his latest album.


27th July
7.30pm, The Purty Kitchen

Info / Tickets – purtykitchen.com

Hotter Than July Festival

hotter than july festival

Now in its 6th year, Hotter than July is a FREE, family-friendly world music festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Dublin city through music and dance from around the world. Presented by Dublin City Council and Improvised Music Company, in collaboration with the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Dubliners and visitors to the city can enjoy a musical kaleidoscope of feel-good rhythms and grooving melodies, with food traders and fun interactive workshops adding to this perfect day out celebrating ‘summer in the city’. Everybody welcome!

28th July 
3 – 9pm,  Smithfield Square

Info – improvisedmusic.ie

Bobby & The Blunts


Bobby & the Blunts are a 4 piece Power Funk band that submerge themselves in the instrumental aspect of performance. A rhythm section emerging from the heart of Ireland, the quartet has performed across some of Ireland’s most notorious stages. Forming only a year ago, the band is set to release a Debut EP which is to be accompanied by a tour featuring dates across the East Coast of Ireland as well as the Midlands.


28th July
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

Josh Ritter

josh ritter

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Josh Ritter’s highly anticipated new album ‘Fever Breaks’. Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell, the 10-track album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and features Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit. Rolling Stone says, “The new record, cut at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studios, continues Ritter’s exploration of Americana, blending gentle country twang and potent Muscle Shoals-influenced production with the singer-songwriter’s contemplative lyrics, which range from thorny and political to refreshingly hopeful.”


28th July
7.30pm, National Concert Hall

Info / Tickets –aikenpromotions.com

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