Dublin Gig Guide 27th February - 5th March 2017
It's the Dublin Gig Guide back once again on this fine Friday afternoon! We're here to give you all the info you need for this weeks upcoming gigs to help ease you into the weekend! Good variety of gigs around the city this week. Starting off the week with their second successive sold out show at the Olympia is Elbow, playing another sold out show on Monday night, if you didn't catch a ticket you can still catch them in Cork during the week as tickets are still available for that! Over in Vicar Street we have the brilliant Bonobo performing. Bonobo, otherwise known as Simon Green recently released his most recent effort, Migration on January 13th of this year. He is embarking on a worldwide tour in promotion of Migration this show is sold out so if you're one of the lucky ones with a ticket enjoy it! It's bound to be a great night.
Tuesday night features an eclectic mix of some ol' classic american country rock by Drive By Truckers Make sure to don your cowboy hats snake-skin boots for this one! Finally for Tuesday, at the Workman's Club we have a new Irish duo – Bicurious. The lads from Dublin describe themselves as “confused, loud, instrumental and experimental duo." and are following hot on the footsteps of other fantastic Irish acts to play the Workman's Club, (Megacone, Bitch Falcon & Overhead, The Albatross), you can check them out on YouTube and Facebook for a taster of what you can expect! Over in Whelan's we have Wild Nothing, Wild Nothing are an American Indie rock/new wave group hailing from Blacksburg, Virginia. With three albums under their belt the lads play a mix of alternative indie with a splash of new wave and dreamy pop vibes. Wild Nothing is the brainchild of Jack Tatum, who writes and records all the music himself but then when he tours, he has a band backing him up. He said himself in 2013.
“I’m not really sure what we are at this point. It’s a weird grey area. On the road, it definitely feels like a band; the live show’s all about how we individually interpret the songs I made – there’s five different takes on them. But the records are all me.”
If you fancy a night of chilled and easy vibes check them out!
Two very different gigs on Wednesday evening as classic pop boy band rockers Busted make their return after a number of years separated. Expect a more nostalgic crowd for this one, possibly more than screaming teenage girls? Who knows, they play the Olympia Theatre and doors are 7PM. Over in Vicar Street we have a mixture of the worlds finest metal bands all playing together, Kreator, Sepultura, Aborted and Soilwork all under one roof! Get out the black t-shirts and get the ? out for this fantastic mid week night of metal! Tickets still available at €40 from Ticketmaster.
Let's start off the weekend early on Thursday night we have indie rockers The Pigeon Detectives performing in Whelan's, the English lads were part of a new wave of NME indie rock bands to rise to fame, along with the likes of The Cribs, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, and Razorlight. Their brand of skinny jean indie rock was unfortunately, short lived but after an album release in 2013 the lads have not lost hope and began touring again and with a number of catchy songs and a new album scheduled for release in 2017 the lads are keeping the dream alive!
Friday night we have the fantastic R&B Funk group Oddsocks performing upstairs in Whelan's, with cool saxophone vibes and funky beats to keep groovin' too it's bound to be a great night! Down the road at the Button Factory we have American singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides. Jacob rose to fame with the help of The X-Factor and has released a number of Ep's, and in May 2015 he singed a deal with BMG and formed his own label Double U Records where he is CEO. With a great voice he is such to be very successful in the coming years, definitely one to keep your eyes on in the coming years.
Finally, Saturday night at The Academy, we have some classic in-your-face rock 'n' roll brought to us by Black Star Riders. Returning to the gigging scene BSR are joined on the night by Scottish rockers Gun & The Amorettes. The beginning of a UK & Irish tour is in promotion of their new album “Heavy Fire “ which is set for release sometime this year. While over at The Grand Social we have Belfast trio, Hot Cops, having featured on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music in 2015, the lads played Radio 1's Big Weekend and have recently released “DUMBBO/AUTO” 7” vinyl through Irish Indie label Paper Trail Records, 2017 is looking good for Hot Cops!
Finally we have our GIG OF THE WEEK and as always, it's a massively difficult decision with a host of home-grown and international talent to choose from, but I think this week it has to be BONOBO at Vicar Street. With the release of his first album in four years and a sold out show Bonobo always spits out great release after great release and to be honest I'm fairly disappointed I never picked up a ticket to this because it's going to be whopper!
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