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Gig Guide 28th October – 3rd November

Written by on 27/10/2019


FM Attack


Since his debut album, FM Attack signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music which lead to numerous remixes from artists such as Tegan & Sara, Trans-X, PNAU, Tesla Boy and Richard Marx.

His sophomore album ‘Déjà vu’ was released to critical acclaim in 2013 and hailed as a dreamwave classic. His albums ‘Stellar’ and more recently ‘New World’ have broken boundaries between synthwave, synthpop and new wave, with recent live performances wowing audiences across America and Canada.

 

28th October
8pm, Whelan’s 
€16.50

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Sinead O'Connor Irish Tour


Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations, Sinead’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled and restless existence to find solace in Islam.

This year marks the return of Sinead O’Connor and a new beginning that will see her bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.

 

28th October
7.30pm, Vicar Street
€45

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.ie


Michelle Malone


Compared to most musical artists in the Americana genre, Michelle Malone seems like a pair of distressed blue jeans amidst a sea of pantsuits. Unlike the surplus of self-professed rootsy rebels, one listen to this woman from Georgia and you know you’re hearing the real thing. A singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer whose music is informed by roots rock, blues, folk and Georgia soul, Michelle Malone’s performances can go from contemplative coffeehouse quiet to rowdy and “Deluxe reverb on 10” at the turn of a dime. Her passionate, uncompromising style has won her loyal following world wide!

 

28th October
7pm, The Wiley Fox

Info / Tickets – facebook.ie


Swordfishtrombones Revisited


Following on from his remarkable interpretation of Rain Dogs in 2011, British multi-instrumentalist David Coulter now turns to another major opus by Tom Waits, with an impressive team of musicians and special guests – LA singer and performance artist Dorian Wood, Austrian musician and producer Soap&Skin (replacing Sarah Blasko), Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah and much-acclaimed folk singer Lisa O’Neill. American singer and songwriter Matthew E. White is also added to the line-up.

David Coulter, whom worked with Waits on the staged production of The Black Rider, is known for his adventurous sonic explorations, both as a master of the musical saw and as a curator of landmark musical perfomances such as In Dreams – David Lynch revisited, Jim Jarmusch revisited and Double Fantasy live.

 

29th October
8pm, NCH Main Stage
From €25

Info / Tickets – nch.ie


Midge Ure


At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever.

At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow. Visage’s single ‘Fade To Grey’ from the band’s debut eponymous album and Ultravox’s single ‘Vienna’ from the album of the same name were global hits that shared the same stark ambience, European aesthetic and electronic heart. Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live!

 

 

29th October
7pm, The Olympia Theatre
From €34

Info / Tickets – olympia.ie


Llyod Cole


Some albums coalesce around a title. Lloyd Cole’s new album is one such record. Guesswork mirrors the uncertainty of the world as you enter your third act. Guesswork is consistent with a record whose protagonists seem reluctant to venture confidently beyond the moment. In terms of minutes, it’s his longest, but in terms of songs, it’s shorter than any of his previous eleven solo albums (fourteen if you count those he made with The Commotions).

Llyod Cole is going to perform his new Album for you at Vicar Street!

 

30th October
7.30pm, Vicar Street
From €29

Info / Tickets – aikenpromtions.ie


The Connie Han Trio


Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut Crime Zone.

“This record is meant to be a statement about being rebellious… but within the tradition,” Han explains. “It’s provocative and fresh in its own way while still honoring the rich legacy of jazz.” The title, Crime Zone, reinforces how I brand myself as an artist: a provocateur of creative music.” “With this album she’s booking a place as a star in the jazz firmament of tomorrow,” says All About Jazz.” Watch out for Connie Han, the face (and shape) of jazz to come.”

 

30th October
8pm, Arthur’s Pub
€15

Info / Tickets – arthurspub.ie


Thinner Lizzy


Thinner Lizzy are a 5 piece Thin Lizzy tribute band from Co. Wicklow. The band features Johnny Dillon on lead vocals, Ronan Carroll and Daniel O’ Gorman on lead guitar, Gavin Molony on bass and Brendan Smyth on drums. All members are regular players on the Leinster rock, blues and alternative circuit and have many years experience between them. Formed in out of a mutual admiration for the original band, Thinner Lizzy strive to recreate some of the most recognizable and iconic songs in rock history: The band’s repertoire includes the incredible Live & Dangerous album, featuring all the well known Lizzy classics such as Jailbreak, Boys Are Back In Town, Are You Ready, Don’t Believe A Word, The Rocker, Emerald!

 

31st October
8pm, Gibneys
€16

Info / Tickets – facebook.ie


Jesuit Drips and Chow Mein


Jesuit Drips and Chow Mein are ready to tear the roof off Whelans Upstairs to celebrate not just the spookiest night of the year, but Jesuit Drips new single launch as well!

Stall down on halloween to witness the most hexed gig of the year. Fancy dress recommended but not required. Goin a biteen mental is required however.

 

31st October
8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s
€5

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Niamh Strong Sings Eva Cassidy


Think of a beautiful tapestry with many vibrant colours. Think Blues, Soul & Jazz. This is the stunning voice of Niamh Strong. She joined her band The Three at 18 and penned several original songs. Four of these songs were selected for her first demo.

In March 2018 Niamh completed her new album, ‘Niamh Strong Sing’s Eva Cassidy’ as a tribute to her idol. She is going to present this in the Smock Alley Theatre on the 31st of October.

 

31st October
8pm, Smock Alley Theatre
€15

Info / Tickets – smockalley.ie


Fred Cooke - Fred Space


Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from “Dancing with the Stars” and taken to the road for his new comical tour of musical madness. Don’t miss Fred Cooke live at Vicar St on Friday 1st November 2019!

Becoming “Irish Comedian of the Year 2018” (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish Comedy Legend Tommy Tiernan on his Nationwide Tour.

 

1st November
7.30pm, Vicar Street
€23

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.ie


Crow Black Chicken


Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their dirty southern blues sound. This power trio of Christy O Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar), Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, Backing vocals) combine elements of folk,hard rock and the blues of bands like Gov’t Mule to create their greasy no bullshit blues rock sound. CBC have Supported ZZ Top at The marquee in Cork, played Glastonbury twice , were picked in the top #5 blues albums by Classic Rock Blues Magazine and this year were winners of the best new band Introducing stage Skegness Rhythm & Blues fest (2019).

 

1st November
7.30pm, The Grand Social
€11

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Midnight Hour


Whelans are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland and beyond.

So get ready for a fun night full of dancing and good music! Bring your friends too!

 

1st November
11.30pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s
Free

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


The Hardy Bucks


Frenchtoast, Salmon and Cowboy will be bring their Hardy charm to the Loft Stage. The hilarious trio have been busy this year selling out theaters and comedy clubs nationwide. The sensational mockumentary style show “The Hardy Bucks” ran from 2010 to 2018 has even been featured on Netflix.

Get your tickets fast to avoid disapointment for this one folk, probably it will be a sell out!

 

2nd November
7.30pm, The Grand Social
€13.50

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


Not Exactly Carnegie Hall


Not Exactly Carnegie Hall is a short play about The Beatles playing live in an illegal strip club in Liverpool in the summer of 1960, as told from the perspective of Allan Williams, the band’s first manager. This play is completely based on fact. It will be performed by Padraic McGinley. It is written and directed by Stephen Kennedy.

The show will also include a set of songs from The Beatles played live by the great Fiach Moriarty.

 

2nd November
2pm, The Workman’s Club
€8

Info / Tickets – theworkansclub.ie


Point Break


Pointbreak was conceived somewhere in the strange corridors of Stefano’s brain in Dublin, in the autumn of 2014. A brand new Surf Rock group paddled out into the world and took the drop.

Surf Rock is basically instrumental Rock’n’Roll – electric guitars drenched in reverb, cranked through valve amps, with a distinctive beat that has gotten people moving since the 50’s. Think Dick Dale, The Ventures and Link Wray.

 

2nd November
9pm, Sin É
Free before 9pm, €5 after

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


Catfish Keith


World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music. A three-time Blues Music Award nominee for Best acoustic blues album, both Catfish’s Honey Hole and Mississippi River Blues albums were considered for grammy award nominations in three categories. Catfish has seventeen number one independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage show.

 

3rd November
4pm, Arthur’s Pub
€15

Info / Tickets – arthurspub.ie


The Unthanks


The Emily Brontë Song Cycle was recorded in the Parsonage in Haworth where Emily lived and worked. Captured and released as Part 3 of Lines – a trilogy of records inspired by female writers across time – this live performance of The Emily Brontë Song Cycle will also feature songs from the other records that make up Lines, promising an atmospheric evening, and at its heart, a unique collaboration between a literary great and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today.

The Unthanks make Art Folk with an approach to storytelling that makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites such as starch traditionalism and sonic adventure, glacial minimalism and heartbreaking empathy.

 

3rd November
8pm, NCH Main Stage
From €25

Info / Tickets – nch.ie


Tiny Ruins


New Zealand Indie-Folk singer Tiny Ruins announces headline Dublin show at The Sugar Club!

‘Olympic Girls’, the title track of the third long-player from Tiny Ruins. Set for release on 1 February 2019, the group’s hotly anticipated next offering is replete with vital lyricism and galvanising rhythms.

Building on the sparse minimalism and mesmerising songwriting of earlier releases, Olympic Girls comprises a taut and agile quiver of songs, dancing with explorative instrumentation and a pop sensibility that springs with life.

 

3rd November
7.30pm, The Sugar Club
€18

Info / Tickets – sugarclub.ie


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