Dublin Gig Guide : 10th – 16th July
As the Summer months continue we are spoilt for choice with the eclectic selection of gigs on! With Longitude in Marley Park just around the corner an Electric Picnic creeping up as well, we have to get the Trinity College Summer Series Gigs out of the way first! We had Gregory Porter playing last night to kick them off, and we have Jame Vincent McMorrow performing tonight, Bell X1 tomorrow and Pixies closing out the weekend on Sunday night! They continue into next week too with Two Door Cinema Club performing on Monday night, and alternative art rockers Alt-J playing on Tuesday night! It’ll be a busy few days around Trinity College that’s for sure! Also on Tuesday night, we have Lee Fields & The Expressions performing at the Sugar Club! Not the first time Lee Fields and co. have made it onto our Gig Guide wither, and with good merit! They will be performing as part of the Beck’s Rhythm Series run by ChoiceCuts! Tickets still available for this one and there is a few competitions running via Facebook so you could win two tickets!
Wednesday night we have a special appearance by Joey Alexander at the National Concert Hall. Joey Alexander is a 13-year old, Indonesian Jazz pianist and prodigy. Teaching himself to play at the age of 6 thanks to his Father’s Jazz records his drive, passion and love for music grew and released his first album age 11 in 2015. To this date he has released two albums, and been nominated for 3 Grammy awards! Not bad for 13, eh? You can see his at the National Concert Hall on Wednesday night with ticket prices varying from €20 up to €40! Over in Whelan’s, we have Theo Katzman. Katzman began his career as a solo artist, but is also know for his work with funk band Vulfpeck! HE recently released his latest solo album “Heartbreak Hits” which brings him back to his rock roots, with some beautiful songwriting and, as Katzman describes himself, “songs to sooth your post Y2K pop culture hangover”. Catch him at Whelan’s with doors from 8PM!
Thursday night, we have the first of a two show stretch for Fleet Foxes! They had to add a second show due to the demand of their Friday night show, which has sold out! This will be their first appearance in Dublin since 2009 when the group played Vicar Street. Great musicians and fantastic songwriting, Fleet Foxes will always be a Dublin favourite, so be sure to snap up a ticket as Thursday is expected to sell out the same as Friday did! We also have the Hothouse Flowers playing Thursday night at the Leopardstown Racecourse as part of their Summer Gig Series! It’s a fantastic addition to a great day of racing at the racecourse. Finally on Thursday night, Workman’s Club plays host to Gigonometry! Gigonometry is a monthly gig consisting of a mixture of the hottest acts from around the Dublin music scene at the moment. This week is no different with Montauk Hotel, The Clockworks, Davie Furey, and Silent Interlude! All that for only €8/€5 (students).
Kicking off the weekend we have Longitude which will be on across the weekend and features Stormzy, Skepta, Picture This, Mumford & Sons, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Gucci Mane, Jack Garret, The Weeknd and many more! Plenty of stuff on in town afterwards on each night too. Elsewhere on Friday we have Techno & Cans second birthday party in Hangar Dublin. For their birthday celebrations we have Myler, DeFeKT and ELLLL all performing on the night! A crazy night of techno is expected and will be delivered.
Saturday night we have musical genius and household name Ludovico Einaudi who will be performing at the 3 Arena. Einaudi and his band will be performing music from his latest album Elements as well as compositions from his decorated back catalogue! Some tickets are still available and are going for €50 and up! We also have Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela who are known for their blistering guitar duets which has made them a reputable act around the world! Originally from Mexico but after an 8-year stint in Dublin they began busking on Dublin’s busy streets and soon started landing gigs in local pubs and venues and rest is history! They play the National Concert Hall on Saturday night and then play The Academy on Sunday night!
Finally closing out the weekend, we have Dropkick Murphys who will be playing the Iveagh Garden as part of their Summer gig series. With the release of a new album “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory” they have embarked on a tour which includes shows in Netherlands, France, Canada, and the United States! A fan favourite, energetic performances and great craic!
So that’s a wrap for this week! Just one last thing to do as usual and that is the GIG OF THE WEEK! This week is has to go to Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi! A virtuoso of the modern time, with his music being part of ads and films, it’s going to be a fantastic show, expensive but definitely worth it!
Monday 10th July