It’s time or this week’s Dublin Gig Guide! Brought to you by Sound Training! A fairly busy week this week, so let’s get straight into it! Kicking off the week in style, we have Mr. Glen Hansard who will be playing at Vicar Street. Hansard is a household name around Ireland and more than likely more further a-field also! He added a second show (15th) due to the demand! Performing solo, Hansard is know for his captivating performances and this will be no different! 14th is sold out, however tickets for the 15th are still available! Tuesday night, we have Lars Vincent & band who will be performing at the S.O.S sessions at The Bowery, Rathmines. Lars is known for his poetic, passionate and charming music, all wrapped into one! Doors for this one are at 8PM and it’s FREE entry!
Wednesday night we have one of the most enigmatic cover artists there is around. Elvis, A Tribute, will make you think you are seeing the real deal! Kevin Doyle (Elvis) is accompanied by a 12-strong orchestra – aptly titled The Way It Was Orchestra! Covering all the era’s of Elvis’s career, this will not be one to miss if you are a fan. Tickets €15 and admission is from 8PM at The Grand Social!
Thursday we have a big double header, starting off with the infamous Happy Mondays! The Manchester band will be performing at the Leopardstown Racecourse as part of the Bulmers Summer Gig Series. Happy Mondays grew a massive fan-base back in the late 80’s / early 90’s time and still draw big crowds even after the band have split up on a number of different occasions! Many will be familiar with Bez, the percussionist/ dancer with his jelly-like moves! As well as familiar face Shaun Ryder! They play Leopardstown with gates from 5pm, show time TBA!
We have a big one taking place over in Whelan’s, with two of the best bands in Dublin at the moment! First up, Mutefish! Who are a mixture of techno, folk and anything else they feel like! Musicians from all across Europe grouped together to form Mutefish a number of years ago and have been at the fore-front of the Irish music scene ever since! Gigging all around Dublin, Ireland and Europe! They perform alongside Markas Carkas & the Trail Gang! After a stint out at the Ballyfermot Rock School where he was nicknamed “Markas Carkas”, he began performing all around Dublin under the name, and soon acquired the help of “The Trail Gang”. Not a performance for the light-hearted! €5 in!
Starting off the weekend nicely, we have Techno legends Format:B! After a incredible performance at Life Festival a few months ago, the lads have landed another headline gig at District 8, which is quickly becoming the hottest live venue for electronic music in Dublin. It has seen some big names over the past few months including Ben Klock, Kerri Chandler & The Black Madonna over the past month alone, and with upcoming shows that include Robert Hood, KINK, Len Faki & Wanklemut there’s no stopping it! Format: B bring their own brand of no-messing uptempo head-nodding Techno on Friday night with doors from 8pm! Over in The Wright Venue, we have Maxi Jazz from Faithless who will be performing a personal DJ set. Faithless are known for the huge club hits “Insomnia” “We Come 1” & “God Is A DJ“. After a number of top selling singles and albums helped cement Faithless as one of the best known electronic acts in the world, they can still be found playing shows either together as Faithless or else as solo artists. Definitely one to check out if you can! Tickets still available at €20!
Closing off the weekend we have the Groove Festival which takes place across both Saturday & Sunday. Playing on the Saturday, we have the likes of Primal Scream, Hudson Taylor, Jerry Fish, Farah Elle and much more! While on Sunday we have UB40, Stomptown Brass, Hothouse Flowers and more! Groove Festival is much more than just a music festival, an event for the whole family which includes free activities, a food village, and a wellness centre featuring yoga, pilates and other activities! A great weekend for all the family! Adult tickets priced at €59.50 for the weekend!
Click on the links below for more information! We’ll see you all next week!
Glen Hansard @ Vicar Street – 8PM
Lars Vincent @ The Bowery – 9PM
Elvis, A Tribute @ Grand Social – 8PM
Happy Mondays @ Leopardstown Racecourse – 7PM