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Dublin Gig Guide : 20th – 26th March

Dublin Gig Guide 20th - 26th March 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all from everyone here at Sound Training! Get your green on and make the most of it whether you are heading into the parade in town or just taking it easy with a few friends, be sure to stay safe and enjoy it most of it!

This week we will continue to bring you the what's what around the city with out weekly Dublin Gig Guide! Unwind this week after the Paddy's Day madness with our help.

Starting off the week we have American pop-punkers All-Time-Low playing The Olympia Theatre on Monday night. All Time Low are embarking on a worldwide tour, which includes gigs in North America, Australia, Japan and Europe in promotion of their new album which is due to be released on the 2nd June. All tickets for their Dublin show are now SOLD OUT!

He's never going to give you up, he will never let you down, he won't ever run around or desert you. . . yes ladies and gentlemen on Tuesday night playing at the Olympia Theatre we have the one and only Rick Astley! Many will know him for his “Rick-roll” video that became a massive internet sensation in 2008. This gig is in promotion of his “50” tour 2017 which has already sold out a number of venues!

Wednesday night we have a mixed bag of gigs, first off in The Academy on Middle Abbey Street we have English singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti. The half English half Italian singer is known for his husky voice and catchy acoustic-folk brand of pop rock. After getting two of his songs featured on various TV shows including One Tree Hill, Savoretti began touring in support of Gavin DeGraw and hasn't looked back since! Brighton based Warsaw Radio perform in Whelan's also on Wednesday night, they describe their sound as “baritone vocals with soaring strings to create a unique sound.” Be sure to catch them if you can make it, think Arcade Fire meets Mumford & Sons. Finally for Wednesday we have English shoegaze rockers Ride, playing the Olympia.

Thursday night we have Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds of The Dave Matthews Band performing an acoustic gig at the Olympia Theatre, the intimate show is part of a number of shows the duo are doing across Europe and is a rare chance to see them in this type of setting.


Starting off the weekend we have Irish band Cry Monster Cry who will be performing upstairs in Whelan's. Following on from the success of their debut album, Cry Monster Cry have returned with a new sound. They will definitely be ones to keep your eye on over the coming few years. Meanwhile downstairs in Whelan's we have The Moonlandingz, a psychedelic rock outfit, an amalgamation of members from the Fat White Family and the Eccentronic Research Council, make sure you attend this with an open mind as you can, they are quite unusual! See in there music videos here!

Saturday night, we have the classic Boomtown Rats performing in the Olympia Theatre. After celebrating their 40 year anniversary earlier this year it is also the anniversary of their first single “Looking after number one” which first hit the airwaves 40 years ago as well! Sure to be a great gig with support from Hardwicke Circus be sure to make it if you can! Over in The Button Factory we have Canadian born synth-pop band Austra, founder Katie Stelmanis has been compared to Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine among many others and resembles Little Boots and Ellie Goulding to a certain extent! Tickets are from €22.50!

Ending the week we have American Rock band The Lemon Twigs who play a mixture of alternative rock infused with psychedelic rock. Hailing from Long Island, New York they released their debut studio album titled “Do Hollywood” in October last year and received some very good reviews! Catch them Sunday night at the Workman's Club.

So just one thing left this week as always, our GIG OF THE WEEK! This week it has to be The Boomtown Rats 40 Year Anniversary gig at the Olympia! Some might say that the Boomtown Rats might not be as popular as they were if it had not been for Bob Geldof and his charity work, but to be honest they have worked hand in hand because if there was no Boomtown Rats there more than likely would be no Bob Geldof. His contribution to charity and to music has been exceptional and this is why we have selected The Boomtown Rats as the GIG OF THE WEEK!

Thanks for reading and we'll see you back here next week!

Monday 20th March

All Time Low @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM

Tuesday 21st March

Rick Astley @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM

Wednesday 22nd March

Jack Savoretti @ The Academy – 7PM

Warsaw Radion @ Whelan's (Upstairs) - 8PM

Ride @ Olympia Theatre - 7PM

Thursday 23rd March

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM

Friday 24th March

Cry Monster Cry @ Whelan's (Upstairs) - 8PM

The Moonlandingz @ Whelan's - 8PM

Saturday 25th March

The Boomtown Rats @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM

Austra @ Button Factory – 7.30PM

Sunday 26th March

The Lemon Twigs @ Workman's Club - 8PM