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Gig Guide 29th Jul – 4th Aug

Written by on 28/07/2019

Jenny Lewis

jenny lewis

Jenny Lewis had her first taste of stardom when she was a child, appearing in a series of television shows and films and later forming the indie rock band Rilo Kiley with Blake Sennett in 1998. She began to expand her horizons when she released a country-tinged solo debut called Rabbit Fur Coat in 2006. Having ended 2018 on a high note with the announcement of her fourth solo album On The Line (to be released March 22nd on Warner Bros. Records) Jenny Lewis has now unleashed the first taste of her highly anticipated return with the first single, “Red Bull & Hennessy”.


29th July
7pm, The Academy

Info / Tickets –theacademydublin.com

No Vacation

no vacation

No Vacation began in early 2015 and quickly received attention for the nostalgic bedroom-pop sounds of their debut mixtape, Amo XO and surf-rock single, Dræm Girl. A few months afterthe release of their second mixtape, Summer Break Mixtape, No Vacation went on an indefinite hiatus. They officially reassembled in 2017. Since their reunion, No Vacation has released 2 singles, Mind Fields and Yam Yam, off their new EP, Intermission, which was released with Topshelf Records this past November.


29th July
8pm, The Grand Social

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie

The Signal Series

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July sees a special summer edition of IMC’s Signal Series, featuring some of the brightest lights in jazz from Northern Ireland. The Tommy Halferty Organ Trio make this their only Dublin stop on a nationwide tour which celebrates the late guitarist John Abercrombie. Jazz vocalist, Katharine Timoney, joins them on the bill with her quintet, which includes some of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians. Part of their commitment to celebrating Irish-based jazz talent in 2019 and beyond, the Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland.


30th July
8pm, The Wild Duck

Info / Tickets – thewildduck.ie

Patricia Lalor, Runah, Moylan, Martin McDonnel

Artists whelans 30th July

Since picking up the guitar and ukulele at the age of 11, Patricia Lalor, now 13, is emerging as one of the most unique and exciting singer and songwriter creating music in Ireland today.

Indie folk solo artist RUNAH releases debut album ‘Strange’. Having been a part of the global Sofar Sounds series and played in various cities internationally, RUNAH has collaborated with other artists, most recently Florida based producer FKNSYD on her recent 2018 EP Calcify.

Moylan is a Dublin-based singer-songwriter from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. She began writing at the age of sixteen and has worked tirelessly to create her own brand of lyrics that playfully deal with life’s complicated emotions.

Martin McDonnell, 17 year old singer songwriter from Dublin, who’s stunning voice and mature song writing has been wowing listeners since he began in August 2018.


30th July
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

Black Bank Folk

Black Bank Folk burst onto the Irish music scene in 2016 with their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Rising’.

They spent 2016 and much of 2017 touring the country including 3 Vicar St appearances supporting Damien Dempsey and performances at Electric Picnic 2016 and 2017. The band went back into the studio with Gavin Glass last year to begin recording Last Star Fall, the follow up to Rising. This album promises much. Recorded at Orphan Studios and featuring a collaboration track with Damien Dempsey, the album shows a musical progression from the bands first outing.


30th July
9pm, The Ruby Sessions
Info / Tickets – https://blackbankfolk.com/tour/

I Have A Tribe


I Have A Tribe is the project of Dubliner Patrick O’Laoghaire, whose debut album won critical praise. The traditional gig format – audience watches band – is re-imagined into something more like a collaboration between the two.
Songs are adapted and broken into parts shared out among the audience: think impromptu choirs, built-on-the-spot percussion and audience participation.


31st July
9pm, Arthur’s Jazz & Blues Pub

Info / Tickets – arthurspub.ie

Bixiga 70

bixiga 70

São Paulo’s acclaimed 10-piece instrumental collective return for their 4th album. Urban Afro-Brazilian grooves, empowered horn-driven melodies and massive dance floor inspiration. One of South America’s most exhilarating musical propositions. Bixiga 70 has always been a reflection of the streets where they live. The band played their first show in October 2010 and released their debut album a year later. Eight years on they are still the same 10-piece collective, honing and shaping the music, evolving towards the changes found on Quebra Cabeça.


31st July
8pm, The Sugar Club

Info / Tickets –thesugarclub.com



An experimental and ambitious rap artist from the West of Ireland. Uppbeat captivates audiences with raw lyrics depicting the social issues of our time. Every live performance is imbued with an immense amount of passion and energy. His debut single Embers set the tone for his successive releases, one of which includes Tsunami, which has reached over 100,000 listeners on Spotify and was described as an “underground hit” by Shane McAuley of Soul Doubt.


1st August
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

Lime Cordiale

lime cordiale

The band on everyone’s ‘must see’ list in Australia this year is Sydney-based outfit Lime Cordiale. Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach who are responsible for delivering hook-laden jams such as ‘Dirt Cheap’ have been touring non-stop and selling out headline shows throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Lime Cordiale couldn’t be more excited to bring their 5 piece band to Europe! Check out their brand new single and clip ‘Money’and stay tuned for announcement of their album number 2 which is set to be released in the second half of 2019.


1st August
8pm, The Sound House

Info / Tickets – thewileyfox.ie

Izumi Kimura

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Pianist and composer Izumi Kimura, vocalist Olesya Zdorovetska and sound artist Anthony Kelly bring environmental and musical sounds to life through improvisation in the final performance of Izumi’s residency. Improvising pianist and composer Izumi Kimura’s residency will explore the connection between environmental and musical sounds, by creating field recordings and live music that interact and play with each other. The soundscape of Dún Laoghaire is very rich, and every sound contains space, energy and movements of people, culture and nature. The resulting performances in the dlr LexIcon Studio on Thursday 4th July and Thursday 1st August will filter these sonic histories through a musical ear, bringing them to the here and now via the act of improvisation.


1st August
7pm, dlr Lexicon

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie

Josh Wink

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When you’re as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, it’s not so easy to sum up a career in a few words but there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic-music producer’s lifework. Taking trends, making trends and breaking trends, Josh Wink’s music has always experimented and influenced. The sound of Josh Wink today remains one of a man unafraid to walk the border between stylistic boundaries.


2nd August
11pm, Button Factory
From €12

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie

Loud Room Event

nobody heros

A night of diverse sounds. Kicking off the Night with the “RUDE DUDEZ” and getting things going with their special flavor of Tribal Skunk. And finishing the evening with Headliner “NOBODYS HEROES,” an up-and-coming awesome funky Indie Rock band that will get you into the groove.


2nd August
8pm, The Workman’s Club

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com

A Burial At Sea

a burial at sea

A BURIAL AT SEA – A 4 piece, Experimental Post-Rock band based in Liverpool. Drawing their influences from bands such as Totorro, ASIWYFA and Clever Girl, they tastefully blend together complex instrumentals with pensive and emotional songwriting.

Supported by STEVIE DARRAGH – Composer from Dublin and guitarist for Overhead, the Albatross


3rd August
8.30pm, Sin É

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie



Moodymann sound is a hybrid form of techno/house dance music arrived at via innovative use of reworked riffs, samples and grooves. The soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster.


3rd August
11pm, The Button Factory
From €15

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie

Tribal Dance, That Snaake & Gilbert

tribal dance that snaake & gilbert

From forming to initially perform at house parties to being hailed as “Dublin math-rock revival” and named as one of the top 50 acts of 2018, experimental three-piece Tribal Dance are turning heads due to their abrasive and unconventional sound. Tribal Dance have built up a reputation for their manic and unpredictable live shows combining techno-inspired noise/krautrock with upbeat chaotic dance rhythms.

That Snaake is a noise-rock combo who do not dress like mods or give each other hugs. They have been described as “distressing”, “unsolicited”, and “a band”. The band can be heard on the cassette tape “In The Court of The Baby Kyng (Little L records) and on the compilations “A Litany of Failures Vol. 1 and 2”. They have recently been mired in a legal battle to release the live album “Groundhog Day 2: The King of Carrot Consumption” which is still slated to be released in the lowest possible fidelity as part of Operation Junkyard Electric Pyramid Nowhere.

The result of mixing a love of science fiction, Spaghetti Westerns and noise-fueled rock. Abandoning their less than impressive origins as one of Cork City’s most forgettable blues bands, the trio have since taken to displaying a dizzying array of sounds, from aggressive rhythms, to noisy space-like textures, along vocals ranging from spoken word, hazy whispers and throaty howls.


4th August
9pm, Sin e’
From €5

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie

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