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Gig Guide 2nd September – 8th September

Written by on 01/09/2019


Mass Band


Don’t miss this groove-hungry, power septet of musicians, that won’t stop ’til you get enough, and are fully intent on making you freak out!

With a monstrous repertoire amassed over years of torching many of Ireland’s most flame-retardant dance-floors, this band of musical miscreants can weave effortlessly between disco covers, rap classics, funked out reggae jams, rock anthems, and pop hits!

 

2nd September
9pm, Lost Lane Dublin
Free

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Cherry Comedy


Cherry Comedy celebrates its 200th session! So come along and enjoy a truly electric night in Whelan’s. This stand-up comedy is brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

The evening is headlined by Martin Angelo and hosted by Fiona Frawley with Lolsy Byrne and Mark Mcconnell as guests.

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2nd September
8pm, Whelan’s
€5

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


That's it! Open Mic Session


An open mic night like no other! Anyone can turn up and play so you can expect a great mixture of sounds on this Tuesday evening.

Make sure to sign up before 10pm to ensure you get a slot. If you bring a USB along you can get a free recording of your set!

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2nd September
8.30pm, Sin É
Free

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


The Protomen


The Protomen are more than just a concept rock band from Nashville, TN. Using a lot of pop culture references in their music and performances, the group members refer to themselves as storytellers, on their way to create the most vicious rock’n’roll fable that the world has ever known. With several planned albums and a live show that can crumble mountains, the future is in their hands.

The band’s work is inspired by the first six NES Mega Man games. The Protomen  view the games as a jumping-off point for the story they want to tell merely creating a dark and dystopian version of the game’s underlying world. In doing so they borrow surface attributes of some characters while heavily altering their histories and functions.

 

3rd September
8pm, Grand Social
€16

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Morgan Evans


Morgan has made his mark on the Australian musical landscape with a sound that fuses contemporary country with melodic rock, fueled by a unique passion and energy. His music is driven by an optimism shaped by life’s bumpy journey, a faith in the power of love and hard work to overcome the obstacles we all face every day.

His new album “Things That We Drink To” is available now!

 

3rd September
7pm, Grand Social
€17.50

Info / Tickets – theacademydublin.com


Tommy Keyes and Singer-Songwriter Night


As a warm-up for the Tuesday Singer-Songwriter Night, Tommy Keyes and guests play an hour of originals and classics in the blues genre, loosely defined.

Afterwards you can expect regular performers like Brian Aherne, Mick Brady, Paul O’Toole and newbies like Frank Foley, who will provide a fresh mix of music for you!

 

3rd September
6pm, Darkey Kelly’s
Free

Info / Tickets – facebook.com


Sean OB


Sean OB is an indie-punk artist with a voice and attitude that’s unmistakable. Displaying remarkable skills as a songwriter with poignant lyrics set to ferociously catchy rock ‘n’ roll melodies, Sean writes with a hard-hitting no-nonsense approach.

2018 saw the release of his debut EP ‘Half Cut’, produced by the Grammy award-winning Rob Kirwan (Hozier/The Horrors), and resulted in a stream of critical acclaim with national radio and press support in the UK and Ireland.

 

4th September
8pm, Whelan’s
€11.80

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


We Banjo 3


Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race.

Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.

 

4th September
8pm, Whelan’s
€20

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


K-Trap


Hailing from South-London, K-Trap announces a headline show at The Academy along with the release of his brand new single “Mask Off” via Black Butter Records.

Since the release of his first debut mixtape “The Last Whip”, the rapper has received widespread radio support in the UK.

Speaking on the track, K-Trap explains: “I made this song to highlight what’s going on in drill at the moment and separate myself from other rappers that people may compare me to or think I am similar to. I’m cut from a different cloth and have a whole different motive and purpose to this thing.”

 

5th September
7pm, The Academy 
€15.45

Info / Tickets – theacademydublin.com


Evan Marien - EMAR


Evan Marien is a composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and now living in Brooklyn, NY. With a new album on the way, featuring Louis Cole, Nate Wood & Cory Wong, you know you’re in for a treat.

Although Evan grew up playing trombone, piano, guitar, and drums, he is primarily known for his performances and recordings on the electric bass.
Most recently he has been seen playing bass, keys and singing background vocals for electronic songwriter Elliot Moss, playing bass with Thundercat drummer Justin Brown’s NYEUSI, and the last bassist to play in guitar legend Allan Holdsworth’s band. 

 

5th September
8pm, The Workmansclub
€10

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com


Shrug Life


Shrug Life celebrate the release of the singles “Strangers” and “You’re Such A Good Looking Woman”, with a headline gig in Whelan’s (Upstairs). The tracks produced by Daniel Fox (Girl Band/Paddy Hanna) are taken from Shrug Life’s forthcoming second album “Maybe You’re The Punchline”. Expanding upon the wry humour and frenetic indie rock of their 2017 debut album, Shrug Life’s most recent single 2009 was hailed as “another evolutionary step in the band’s grasp of jittery garage-pop craft” (The Thin Air).

The Dublin quartet are joined on the night by misanthropic folk band The Deadlians and soft rock minstrel Robbie Stickland.

 

5th September
8pm, Whelans
€10

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Memoriam


Old school death metal band Memoriam will make their Dublin debut at The Grand Social on Friday 6th September 2019. Special guests are Ten Ton Slug & Zealot Cult.

Their style fuses some melodic aspects along with the old-school death metal atmosphere. Additionally, Memoriam’s songs are destined to differ from one another as each of them tells a different story. With the concept of both political and religious corruption, to cases of hero syndrome, human ignorance and arrogance they are looking to pinpoint and cauterize the human psyche.

 

6th September
7pm, The Grand Social
€19.85

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Eric Paslay and Thompson Square


Country artist Eric Paslay delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. Paslay has celebrated five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the smash lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.

With their third studio album “Masterpiece”, Thompson Square, the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, is back and at the top of their game, offering up a fresh batch of poetic and extremely personal Country music.

 

6th September
7pm, The Academy
€23

Info / Tickets – theacademydublin.com


Pete Murray


Pete’s is an unlikely success story… a rising Rugby football star gets so badly injured that he has to leave his sport behind. He picks up an acoustic guitar, teaches himself how to play it and records an indie CD that he sells after shows from the back of his Kombi Van.

His debut album, the roots/rock infused ‘Feeler’ (2003), went number one and seven times platinum in Australia, as well as earning 12 ARIA Award nominations. ‘Feeler’ eventually spent over two and a half years in the Top 100. The acclaimed album spawned his classic ‘So Beautiful’ which went on to become the Most Performed Australian Song of the Year.

 

6th September
7.30pm, The Sound House
€15

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com


Zhora / Iron Altar / Elder Druid / Spirit Merchant


The Sludge Exchange tour hits Sin É on September 6. Scottish sluggers Iron Altar are visiting Ireland for the first time and are joined by three dense and riff heavy Irish bands in zhOra, Elder Druid and Spirit Merchant.

Prepare for an evening full of guitar-heavy Progressive Sludge, Doom and Stoner Metal.

 

6th September
8pm, Sin É
€5

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


The Pale


Lost Lane are so excited to welcome The Pale for their album “Merciful Hour” release show in Dublin.

Over eleven tracks, “Merciful Hour” builds on the classic Pale sound expanding it musically and lyrically. The eleven tracks shift constantly between styles and themes but never once lose direction. Sure to surprise fans and newcomers “Merciful Hour” is the band’s boldest statement to date.

The Pale’s live reputation is hard earned, with sets jumping between laced up indie, reggae, Eastern European folk, all presented with a wry lyrical twist and frenetic energy. Mandolins and bouzoukis duel with synths and drums, all propelled by their inimitable stage presence and striking musical prowess.

 

7th September
8pm, Sin É
€19

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Mack Fleetwood


Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup Fleetwood Mac bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today.

Mack Fleetwood bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic Fleetwood Mac hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through each song. The tribute band deliver their professional spellbinding show with energy and verve. They are selling out major music venues, enthralling crowds and receiving rave reviews wherever they go.

 

7th September
8pm, Whelan’s
€17

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Skinny Living


After their debut album “Live and Acoustic” from 2018, Skinny Living will now celebrate their new singles “My Blood” and “Let Go” with a show at the Button Factory. Enjoy soulful vocals, four part harmonies and original sounds with influences from many genres.

 

7th September
7.30pm, Button Factory
€16

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie


The Proclaimers


It has been 32 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the world.

 

7th September
7.30pm, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
From €42

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com


Pilgrim St


Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances.

Pilgrim St is comprised of Peadar Farrelly on Guitar and Vocals, Singer/Songwriter Eugene Donegan on Banjo and Vocals, Eoin McDonnell on Mandolin and Vocals, Francis McGinn on Bass, Mark Lynch on Dobro, Brendan Kelly on Accordion and Vocals and and Cathal McQuaid on the Fiddle.

 

8th September
8pm, The Workmans Club
€16

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com


Barry Wilson


Barry Wilson, a musician, composer and songwriter from Cork, Ireland, leads a large ensemble upstairs at Whelan’s this September as part of his album launch.

He has spent the last 3 years collaborating with over 22 musicians across Ireland completing his debut album due out September 6th; as well as contributing drums, percussion, piano, vocals and lyrics to his pieces.

The music is a seamless blend of Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop and everything in between, guaranteeing a unique sonic experience that’s both original and refreshing.

 

8th September
8pm, Whelan’s
€7

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Criolo


The Brazilian hip hop icon brings up the concert “Boca de Lobo”, proposing a retrospective across his greatest successes and new releases. On the stage he is followed by his long run “partner in crime” DJ Dan Dan and by 3 multi instrumentalist producers: Bruno Buarque, Dudinha and Daniel Ganjaman.

On top of his uncountable hits, Criolo will present new songs such as his very last release “Etérea”.

 

8th September
7.30pm, Button Factory
From €33.25

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie


The Richie Buckley Quintet


With his unique style and virtuoso technique, Richie Buckley, a self-taught saxophone player, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. His critically acclaimed album ‘Your Love is Here’, featuring his own compositions and guest artists Lew Soloff and the Robin Aspland Trio, was recorded in September 2000.

On this occasion, Richie will be joined by Richie Buckley (sax), John Moriarty (guitar), Myles Drennan (piano), Dave Redmond (bass) and Kevin Brady (drums).

 

8th September
4.30pm, Arthur’s Pub
€10

Info / Tickets – arthurspub.ie