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Dublin Gig Guide: 16th – 22nd September 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: 16th – 22nd September 2019 Monday 16th Steve Gunn @ Lost Lane – 8PM   Tuesday 17th The Miami Showband Story @ The Gaiety Theatre – 7.30PM   Wednesday 18th Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM Brand New Friend @ Whelan’s (Upstairs) – 8PM   Thursday 19th Runaway Lights @ The Workman’s Club – 7PM Bicurious @ The Grand Social – 8PM   Friday 20th Trance Wax @ Index – 11PM Ableton – Push Playground @ STC – 6PM Soulé @ Lost Lane – 8PM   Saturday 21st Ben Klock. DVS1, Newa & Mode_1 @

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Dublin Gig Guide: August 26th – September 8th 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: August 26th – September 8th 2019   Monday 26th Lazy Band @ Dame Tavern – 7PM   Tuesday 27th The Faim @ The Academy – 7.30PM RTE National Concert Orchestra @ National Concert Hall – 1PM   Wednesday 28th Ella Fitzgerald – Just One Of Those Things @ The Sugar Club – 7.30PM Dysania @ The Workman’s Club – 8.30PM   Thursday 29th Tomike @ The Sound House – 7.30PM Ellemeno @ Berlin D2 – 6.30PM   Friday 30th New Jackson @ Pygmalion – 6PM Electric Picnic @ Stradbally   Saturday 31st Electric Picnic @ Stradbally Nick

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Dublin Gig Guide: 24th – 30th June 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: 24th – 30th June 2019 Monday 24th King Princess @ The Academy – 7.30PM (SOLD OUT) The New Brass Kings @ Lost Lane – 8.30PM   Tuesday 25th Stereolab @ Vicar Street – 8PM Clementino @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Wednesday 26th Tame Impala @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM   Thursday 27th Hatchlings//Sky Atlas//Alta Cura @ Whelan’s – 8PM Matt Corby @ Vicar Street – 8PM   Friday 28th Chasing Abbey @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM   Saturday 29th The Living End @ The Living End – 8PM Roy Ayers @ The Sugar Club – 8PM  

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Dublin Gig Guide: December 24th – January 6th 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: December 24th – January 6th 2019 Monday 24th Whelan’s Song Cycle @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Tuesday 25th   Wednesday 26th DVS1 & friends @ Wigwam – 9PM MellaDee @ District 8 – 11PM John Gibbons @ The Wright Venue – 11PM   Thursday 27th Kerri Chandler @ District 8 – 11PM Aslan @ Vicar Street – 8PM   Friday 28th Vulpynes @ The Underground – 8PM Ben Klock @ District 8 – 11PM Roman Flugel @ Pygmalion – 11PM   Saturday 29th Groove Armada @ District 8 – 11PM DJ Deece & Jimmy Rouge B2B @

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Dublin Gig Guide: 23rd – 29th July 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: 23rd – 29th July 2018 Monday 23rd The Gaslight Anthem @ Vicar Street – 8PM Grace Jones @ Trinity College Summer Series – 6PM Tuesday 24th Il Divo @ Trinity College Summer Series – 6PM HRVY @ The Academy (Green Room) – 8PM Steve Earle & The Dukes @ Vicar Street – 8PM Wednesday 25th Rag ‘n’ Bone Man @ Trinity College Summer Series – 6PM Galway Street Club @ Whelan’s – 8PM Thursday 26th Jerry Dammers Dee Jay Night @ Whelan’s – 8PM Keywest @ Leopardstown Festival – 6PM Friday 27th Knockanstockan @ Blessington Circles: Day

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Dublin Gig Guide: 9th – 15th July 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: 9th – 15th July 2018 Monday 9th Leila Jane @ Crowbar – 8PM Tuesday 10th Tune Yards @ Tivoli Theatre – 8PM At The Drive-In @ Vicar Street – 8PM Wednesday 11th Foil, Arms & Hog @ Whelan’s – 8PM (SOLD OUT) Thursday 12th Soul Brass Band – New Orleans @ The Sugar Club – 8PM And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead @ Button Factory – 8PM Bruno Mars @ Marlay Park – 5.30PM Friday 13th Longitude @ Marlay Park – 1PM Ejeca @ District 8 – 11PM Saturday 14th Longitute @ Marlay Park

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Dublin Gig Guide: December 18th 2017 – January 8th 2018

With the Christmas period upon us, we will be closing from the 20th December until January 4th so this weeks Dublin Gig Guide will cover everything that’s on up to and including January 8th! It’s a double helping of Gigs!! Plenty of stuff on for all the family, but as you know we focus on live gigs! As many of you will expect, there is a lot of familiar faces around Dublin at Christmas time with performances from the likes of Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey before Christmas and the one and only, Christy Moore playing a number of dates in

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Dublin Gig Guide : 13th – 19th November 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 13th – 19th November 2017 The nostalgia train pulls into Dublin this week with infamous pop act Steps will be performing at the 3 Arena on Monday night. The show is part of their reunion tour and most recent album release “Tears On The Dancefloor” which was released in April of this year! Be sure to snap up a ticket as support on the night from Vengaboys it will be a nostalgic double-header bound to bring you back to your youth! On Tuesday night, we have Sylvan Esso playing at the Tivoli Theatre. The Indie-Pop duo

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New Music Monday : 24th July 2017

Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club Back with their third album, Foster The People will forever be known as the ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ band which is certainly not a bad thing! This album differs since they’re only a 3-piece now and this album features more ambitious pop.    Albin Lee Meldau – Bloodshot A single that appeared on his first EP release Lovers, Bloodshot continues in the same vein brooding melancholic pop accompanied with great emotion vocally makes an all around impressive 5-track EP.   Maya Jane Coles – Weak/Werk Some new tunes from one of the leading ladies

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Dublin Gig Guide : 24th – 30th July 2017

We’re back with another Dublin Gig Guide! Lots of great stuff going on this week, although we must start this off with a sad note. Chester Bennington of the nu-metal rock band Linkin Park was found dead at his home yesterday evening, our thoughts and prayers and with his family and friends. Chester was one of the leading vocalists of his time and was the voice of a generation for many. He will be sorely missed. 🙁 Let’s get on with this weeks gigs! Two great shows kicking us off on Tuesday night! First off we have Kate Nash performing

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New Music Monday – 10th July 2017

Dizzee Rascal – Wot You Gonna Do? Dizzee is back with another single from his upcoming album ‘Raskit’. This is confirmation that the old Rascal we all knew and loved is back, no more radio-friendly collabs with popular DJ’s this is Dizzee at his best. Four Tet – Two Thousand and Seventeen Four Tet announced his return to music with this single. Without announcing a new album or anything he waited until he got a response from the new track, to which he later announced he has loads of new music on the way with an album coming this year! Moody

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New Music Monday – 3rd July 2017

Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy / 911 Rap genius Tyler, The Creator is back with his first release since 2015’s “Cherry Bomb”. ” Who Dat Boy” features A$AP Rocky as they trade bars in an energetic track. 911/Mr. Lonely is the other track on this release, however it takes a low-key and mellower look at relationships and all that, with help from Frank Ocean, Steve Lacy and Anna Of The North.   Lucy Rose – Moirai With her new album ‘Somethings Changing’ due for release on the 14th July, Lucy Rose has unleashed ‘Moirai’. Apparently inspired after a

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New Music Monday – 26th June 2017

Kodaline – Brother The Irish 4-piece are back with a new single and album on the way. Lead single “Brother” is classic Kodaline, emotional lyrics and a well constructed chorus “Brother” ticks all the boxes. Grizzly Bear – Four Cypresses The third release off their up-and-coming album “Painted Ruins”. As Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossan says it was “Written from the perspective of a homeless man sleeping in a driveway of a place he was staying at in L.A., but broadened it to encompass his thoughts about a refugee experience and life through wartime.” Make of that what you will, but it’s a

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New Music Monday – 19th June 2017

Some new tunes to beat those Monday blues! The Horrors – Machine Disjointed start to this new track from The Horrors, but soon enough reverts back to what we love about the 5-piece band, Shoegazey garage rock!   Coldplay – All I Can Think About Is You Reverb drenched lead vocal on this one from Chris Martin and Co. Off their upcoming new album Kaleidoscope, dreamy vibes that builds to a classic Coldplay climatic end.   Dizzee Rascal – Space After nearly 4 years since his last album, Dizzee Rascal is back! “Space” is the lead single off new album

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New Music Monday – 12th June 2017

Ray BLK – Doing Me Great chilled out R&B vibes from Ray BLK, off her January BBC Sound Of 2017 award win, I can sense more awards coming her way with tracks like this!   Royal Blood – I Only Lie When I Love You After supporting Guns ‘n’ Roses to having At The Drive In supporting them on some of their European dates, Royal Blood are the next big thing! This track is a perfect example of modern rock ‘n’ roll reminds me of Wolfmother.   SZA – Ctrl Guest appearances on this album from Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad and

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New Music Monday – 5th June 2017

  Arcade Fire – Everything Now After recently signing a new two-album deal, Arcade Fire released their new single “Everything Now” which is due to be on the upcoming fifth album of the same name. The single was released at the Primavera music festival in Spain and vinyls of the track were being sold at merchandise stalls! Very inventive!   Foo Fighters – Run Dave Grohl and co. are back! This time with their new single “Run” and from the opening notes you suspect a familiar Foo’s track, then it breaks into chaos and gets much heavier with a galloping

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Music Industry Round-Up : May 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : May 2017 The people over at Propellerhead have finally added VST support to Reason! Reason hit our shelves 17 years ago and was released as a self-contained studio with synths, samplers and drum machines. In 2009 they released Record, which added the ability to record, mix and arrange audio which was another thing missing from the original Reason. They have it all now! Upgrades to Reason 9.5 are free for all version 9 holders. Learn more here.  Roland have released the SPD::ONE electronic percussion pads. There are four to choose from Electro, Kick, Percussion and WAV. All

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New Music Monday – 29th May 2017

James Vincent McMorrow – True Care JVM is back with his new album, and it does not disappoint. His fourth album to date, you can see how he has developed and grown as a musician but still keeps all the essentials to release a chart-topping album. Check Out : Constellations, Glad It’s Raining & True Care.   Dave – 100M’s London based grime artist Dave isn’t messing about with this track. Following on the footsteps on Skepta & Stormzy, 100M’s contains more raw & minimal production which makes for a brilliant comeback track after previously working with Drake & J-Hus.

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New Music Monday – 22nd May 2017

Francis and the Lights – May I Have This Dance (feat. Chance the Rapper) Nice disco-pop vibes from Francis and the Lights with a cameo from Chance the Rapper. Chance’s relaxed and laid back vocals create a cool chilled out Summer song with his input on May I Have This Dance.   Blink 182 – California (Deluxe) After only releasing California in the past year, Blink 182 have released a Deluxe edition which features 11 new songs and an acoustic version of “Bored To Death”. It shows that even without Tom DeLonge they can still write brilliant pop-punk songs.  

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New Music Monday – 15th May 2017

Paramore – After Laughter New album from the pop-punk rockers, and this release shows them drift to a more pop oriented album. Swapping their distorted guitars for disco type beats. Check out : Fake Happy & Hard Times   The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness After announcing a world tour and new album “Sleep Well Beast” for September, The National dropped their newest single off the upcoming album. The single just goes to show no matter how many albums they put out The National have still got IT and IT doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.  

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New Music Monday – 8th May 2017

Gorillaz – Humanz Previously featured on our New Music Monday, this is the album we have all been waiting for. Took a few listens to get into it, but it really possess all the things we were expecting from Albarn and Co. Check out : Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M), Saturn Barz (feat. Popcaan) and She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis) Lethal Bizzle – You’ll never make a million from Grime Lethal Bizzle’s latest effort is a must for anyone who is into grime, or trying to expand their musical horizons. Production is fantastic and guest appearances from Skepta & Melissa Steel,

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New Music Monday – 24th April 2017

Lana Del Ray – Lust For Life (Feat. The Weeknd) Very catchy new track from Lana Del Ray with accompaniment from ‘Starboy’ himself, The Weeknd. Probably not the most similar pairing of artists we’ve ever seen but it works!   Wilkinson – Hypnotic ‘Hypnotic’ is the new album from British producer Wilkinson, focusing on modern day electronica fused with classic drum ‘n’ bass beats, and still fits under the radio-pop category. This is his second full-lenght release and we are expecting much more in the future.   Paramore – Hard Times The pop-punk giants Paramore are back! After legal trouble

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New Music Monday – 17th April 2017

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN K.Dot’s latest effort, DAMN was released a week after it was rumoured and of course it did not disappoint. Kendrick ticks all the boxes with this both lyrically and musically. Also this is his second appearance on New Music Monday so must be doing something right! Check out : D.N.A, Loyalty & Element. Royal Blood – Light’s Out Alternative rock from Brighton, England. The two-piece create a fantastically dense sound with only the two of them. Their tight drums and distored guitars remind one of Wolfmother or Priestess. The lads also have a new album coming June

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New Music Monday – 10th April 2017

TINIE TEMPAH – FIND ME (FEAT. JAKE BUGG) With a new album scheduled for release later this week, “Find Me” is the latest single from the new album, with additional vocals from Jake Bugg this for me is one of the best singles from the album so far. BLAENAVON – THAT’S YOUR LOT Great debut album from British-trio Blaenavon. Indie guitars and emotive vocals that remind one of Bombay Bicycle Club, could an indie/alternative revival be on the cards? Check out : Alice Come Home, Swans & Take Care ASTRID S. – BLOODSTREAM Norwegian Astrid S has a number of

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New Music Monday – 3rd April 2017

alt-j – In Cold Blood A sneak peak of their upcoming album release that’s due in June, “In Cold Blood” is a classic alt-j track, jangling guitar parts, binary code, horn sections, drum rolls and plenty of la la la la la la’s.   Kendrick Lamar – Humble Piano driven hip-hop from one of the best in the game at the minute. Kendrick teased us a few weeks ago when he released a debut single “The Heart Part 4” from his new album. “Humble” is the follow up single to and has an accompanying video. April 7th has been rumoured to

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