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Gig Guide 26th August – 1st September

Written by on 25/08/2019


The New Brass Kings


Hip-Hop vibes and bangin’ covers along with an ever-expanding repertoire of original music, The New Brass Kings are sure to get your head noddin’ and your feet stompin’.

With the band just over a year old, get ready to see The New Brass Kings on the main stage near you very soon.

 

26th August
8pm, Lost Lane Dublin
Free

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Jermyn Guilfoyle Jacobson


Three of Ireland’s foremost creative musicians come together for a one-night only set of improvised music. Between them they have released numerous albums as leaders and are in constant international demand, notably for their sonic and rhythmic sensibilities.

Don’t miss this unique chance to hear them stretch out while New York-based Jermyn is on a short trip home, all in the cozy surrounds of MVP upstairs in Dublin 8!

 

26th August
8pm, MVP
€10 / 5 for students

Info / Tickets – jazzireland.ie


Trad Session


A great night of Trad music in front of a cozy fireplace. This Session is run by renown musicians Daoirí Farrell and Robbie Walsh, with members from Four Winds and other local quality sessioners performing jaw dropping jigs and reels!

 

26th August
9.30pm, Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant
Free

Info / Tickets – dublinsessions.ie


The Faim


Don’t miss The Faim celebrating their soon to be released album “State Of Mind” at The Academy! Going back to their pop-rock formula, the band from Australia is on their way to global success with their “State Of Mind” world tour.

 

27th August
7pm, The Academy
€13

Info / Tickets – theacademydublin.com


The Kíla Sessions


Fresh from a whirlwind 2018 celebrating their 30th year, world famous Irish band Kíla take a break from their hectic touring schedule to bring you a more intimate musical experience.

Every Tuesday between 7.30-9.30 different members of Kíla will come together for an informal session in Whelan’s front window. Expect special guests and eclectic tunes and songs.

 

27th August
7.30pm, Whelan’s
Free

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Bluegrass Tuesdays!


Dublins longest running session! Bluegrass Jam Every Tuesday in the Sin-é. Some of the performers have been playing together for years but new players are also welcome to join the stage for jams and discussions about bluegrass and more!

 

27th August
8pm, Sin-é
Free

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


Doc Rotten


Formed in 2017, the high energy punk rock band from Trenton, NJ are now performing tracks from their third EP “Illusion To Choose”. Stopping at Fibber Magees’, while touring Europe, Japan and North America, they will be supported by Jobseekers, Four Men Dead and Sandy Kim.
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Enjoy an evening full of punk, metal, dream-pop and emo music!
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28th August
8pm, Fibber Magees
€5

Info / Tickets – facebook.com


Luau da Lua


Luana Matos & her super talented band, alongside special guests, will be playing a mix of popular Brazilian music. Expect lots of feel good classics, positive vibes and fantastic DJs afterwards!
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28th August
7pm, The Grand Social
Free

Info / Tickets – facebook.com


Perculator & The Altered Hours


Percolator and The Altered Hours join forces for a very special double header show in Whelan’s main room on August 29th.
Percolator are a Dublin based experimental music band. Their meandering genre sprawling compositions have been compared to Swans with a leaning towards Krautrock driven rhythms.
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The Altered Hours’ music takes on many forms, exploring vast psychedelic spaces, immediate post-punk tones, repetitive rhythms and propelling structures. Their discography to date has shown an ever evolving style, sometimes unpredictable yet always exciting.
Live, they have become known for their intense & exhilarating performances, so be sure not to miss the show!
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29th August
8pm, Whelan’s
€14

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Claire Hawkins


Native New Yorker Claire Hawkins unites her love of country and folk songwriting with her pop sensibilities in her modern Americana music. As a performer, Hawkins is nothing but honest. She presents her whole self on stage, combining the intimacy of folk shows with the energy of a rock ‘n’ roll concert.
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On her “Foreign Voices Travelers Tour”, Claire is performing songs from her debut EP “Even These Words”, which is available on all digital music sites now.
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29th August
7pm, Isaacs Hostel
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Info / Tickets – facebook.com


JazzGate: The Music of The Beatles


Curated by Aengus Hackett, this jazz party will feature the finest of local and visiting musicians! This combo of drums, guitar, sax and double-bass will play their rendition of their favourite and most popular Beatles songs. Expect a great evening full of creativity!
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29th August
9pm, The Black Gate
€10

Info / Tickets – blackgate.ie


Stipe - A Tribute To R.E.M.


This is the definitive tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock music. Stipe recreate the alt-rock awesomeness of R.E.M. to thousands of people worldwide and even earned the praise of “awesome” from R.E.M.’s own lead singer Michael Stipe! To hear Stipe’s sets live is to fall in love with this music, for the first time or all over again.
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30th August
8pm, Whelan’s
€15

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Strangers With Guns - Album Release Party


Dublin based, three pieced Stranger With Guns are all about melodies and escapism. With an evening full of groove based alt-rock and grunge, they will celebrate the release of their long awaited album “Degenerate Art”! They will also be supported by Easy Tide and Brand New Dead Things.
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30th August
7pm, The Grand Social
€10

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Words That Burn & More Than Machines


Metalcore band Words That Burn will be bringing their explosive live performance to Sin É once again. Right off the back of their second number 1 album, PYRES, they have been hitting stages across Ireland showcasing new material and older crowd pleasers.

Supported by electronic metalcore band More Than Machines, this is a show not to be missed!

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30th August
9pm, Sin É
€5

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


Nick Offerman - All Rise


Award-winning actor, writer, woodworker and comedian Nick Offerman is finally bringing “All Rise” to the island! Expect a fresh mix of music, stand-up, a bemoaning of the state of the US, and an intense questioning of just what the hell is happening to the world around us.

Offerman tackles social justice issues like white privilege, toxic masculinity, the environment, the gender gap, homophobia and class divisions with an endearing earnestness and conviction – but also with a healthy dose of sarcasm and irony!

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31st August
7pm, Vicar St
€44

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com


Gross Net


Founded in 2014, Gross Net is the project of Belfast-based artist Philip Quinn, guitarist of the now defunct Girls Names. Departing from the techno-driven sound of 2015’s “Quantitative Easing”, his new LP “Gross Net Means Gross Net” bridges dark electronics, avant garde experimentation and black humor.

As support acts Catscars and Rising Damp will make sure you have an fantastic evening full of electronic goth-pop, synths, visual art, drum machines and spoken word.

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31st August
8pm, The Workmans Club
€8

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com


Barry Jay Hughes


A blend of mystical acoustic folk, sonic texture and a unique indie rock edge.

Touring since 2016, 2018 brought the Irish singer-songwriter to gigs in the UK, Sweden and Poland as well as the release of the “Back To Basics Tour Documentary”, a film by Clifford Clifford Productions, which shows you an insight into the world of an unsigned musician in Ireland.

.Barry is now recording his first studio album. The first single “Diving In” was released in January 2019.

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31st August
10pm, Terry’s Bar
Free

Info / Tickets – barryjayhughes.com


Gerald Peregrine with the SinfoNua Orchestra


Conducted by David Brophy, one of Ireland’s leading conductors, and featuring Irish cellist Gerald Peregrine, the SinfoNua Orchestra will perform, amongst others, Tchaikovsky fourth symphony and Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
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1st September
8pm, National Concert Hall
€5-15

Info / Tickets – nch.ie


Track Dogs


Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.
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Based in Madrid but hailing from Ireland, the US and UK they take their name from the NYC subway maintenance teams. This closely-knit group have opted for a cajón instead of drums and the trumpet in place of an electric guitar. Four-part harmonies steal the show!
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1st September
9.30pm, The Purty Kitchen
€12

Info / Tickets – facebook.com


Jazz Jam


A jam session like no other!
Expect jazz standards, like those from the Real Book series and a generous and adoring crowd. All instruments and singers are welcome but you need to know how to play at least one tune.
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If you’re just starting to learn or play jazz, consider coming and listening first.
This is the perfect spot for music lovers or “quiet pints”.
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1st September
3pm, The International Bar
Free

Info / Tickets – facebook.com