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Dublin Gig Guide: 18th – 24th November 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: 18th – 24th November 2019 Monday 18th Trad Session @ Mother Reilly’s – 9.30PM   Tuesday 19th Cass McCombs @ Button Factory – 7.30PM Sorry @ The Sound House – 7PM Rex Orange County @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM (SOLD OUT)   Wednesday 20th Ghost @ 3 Arena – 6PM Sofi Tukker @ Vicar Street – 8PM Sorcha Richardson @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Thursday 21st Wallis Bird @ Vicar Street – 8PM Chk Chk Chk @ Whelan’s – 8PM Lewis Capaldi @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM (SOLD OUT)   Friday 22nd Girl Band @ Vicar Street – 8PM

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Dublin Gig Guide – 21st – 27th October 2019

Dublin Gig Guide – 21st – 27th October 2019 Monday 21st Third Eye Blind @ The Academy – 7PM Self Esteem @ The Sound House – 8PM   Tuesday 22nd Chromatics @ Vicar Street – 8PM Everyone You Know @ Whelan’s – 8PM Orville Peck @ The Grand Social – 8PM (SOLD OUT)   Wednesday 23rd Of Monsters & Men @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM (SOLD OUT) MoStack @ The Academy – 7PM (SOLD OUT)   Thursday 24th Lethal Dialect & Friends @ Whelan’s (Main Room) – 8PM Skinny Pelembe @ Whelan’s (Upstairs) – 8PM Battles @ Button Factory – 8PM  

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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: 19th – 25th August 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: 19th – 25th 2019   Monday 19th The Contortionist @ Voodoo Lounge – 7PM   Tuesday 20th Stephen Robinson @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Wednesday 21st Foo Fighters @ RDS – 5PM Pauric O’Meara @ The Sound House – 7PM   Thursday 22nd Post Malone @ RDS – 7PM Maija Sofia / Gadget & The Cloud @ Yamamori Tengu – 11PM   Friday 23rd Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul @ Vicar Street – 8PM Rory Gallagher Festival @ The Purty Kitchen – 9.30PM   Saturday 24th Dublin City Rounders @ Mother Reilly’s – 9PM Weiss

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Dublin Gig Guide: 15th – 21st July 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: 15th – 21st July 2019 Monday 15th Amadou & Mariam with The Blind Boys Of Alabama @ National Concert Hall – 8PM Mono @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Tuesday 16th The Skatalites @ Button Factory – 7PM Syrens @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Wednesday 17th Hot 8 Brass Band @ Button Factory – 7.30PM   Thursday 18th Garbage @ Iveagh Gardens – 6PM   Friday 19th The Academic @ Iveagh Gardens – 6PM G.I & Lethal Dialect @ The Sound House – 8PM Macy Grey @ The Sugar Club – 8PM   Saturday 20th DiVISION X Culture

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Dublin Gig Guide: May 27th – June 2nd 2019

Dublin Gig Guide: May 27th – June 2nd 2019 Monday 27th Dido @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM (SOLD OUT)   Tuesday 28th HEALTH @ The Grand Social – 8PM Rico Nasty @ The Academy Green Room – 7PM The Milk Carton Kids @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM   Wednesday 29th The Vamps @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM Lyra @ The Grand Social – 8PM Filthy Friends @ Button Factory – 7.30PM Eagle-Eye Cherry @ Whelan’s – 8PM   Thursday 30th Hugh Jackman – the Man. the Music. the Show. @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM SOAK @ Button Factory – 7.30PM  

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Dublin Gig Guide: November 26th – December 2nd 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: November 26th – December 2nd 2018 Monday 26th Jem Mitchell @ Arthur’s Blues & Jazz – 8PM Mother Reilly’s – Trad Session – 9.30PM   Tuesday 27th Jess Glynne @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM SOAK @ The Grand Social – 8PM   Wednesday 28th Signal:Reality @ Science Gallery Dublin – 6PM Mabel @ The Academy – 7PM   Thursday 29th Dreaming Of Jupiter @ Button Factory – 8PM Wheatus @ The Grand Social – 8PM   Friday 30th Lauryn Hill @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM Thumper @ The Workman’s Club – 11.45PM Wild Youth @ The Academy

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Dublin Gig Guide : 13th – 19th August 2018

Dublin Gig Guide : 13th – 19th August 2018   Monday 13th John Prine @ National Concert Hall – 8PM Tuesday 14th La Dispute @ Button Factory – 8PM Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) @ Whelan’s – 8PM Wednesday 15th DevilDriver @ Tivoli Theatre – 8PM Maya Youssef @ National Concert Hall – 8PM Thursday 16th Ariel Pink & Jordan Elbrecht @ Button Factory – 8PM Joan As Police Women @ Whelan’s – 8PM Friday 17th Eats Everything @ District 8 – 11PM Saturday 18th Eleanor Friedberger @ The Grand Social – 8.30PM The 502’s @ Whelan’s – 8PM Sunday 19th

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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: 25th June – 1st July 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: 25th June – 1st July 2018 Monday 25th Beth Rowley @ Whelan’s – 8PM Tuesday 26th The Killers @ RDS – 6PM Roger Waters @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM Wednesday 27th IMRO First Cut’s @ Abner Browns Barbershop, Rathmines – 8PM Little Steven & His Disciples of Soul @ Button Factory – 8PM Thursday 28th Roy Ayers @ The Sugar Club – 8PM Kris Kristofferson @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM Friday 29th Gui Boratto @ District 8 – 11PM Avalon Emerson @ Wigwam – 11PM Saturday 30th Mother Pride Block Party @ Tivoli Theatre – 4PM (SOLD OUT)

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Dublin Gig Guide – 11th -17th June 2018

Monday 11th Don McLean @ Vicar Street – 8PM Buckcherry & Stone Broken @ Voodoo Lounge – 8PM Tuesday 12th Haim @ Olympia Theatre – 8PM (SOLD OUT) – 8PM Alex Smith @ CrowBar – 8.30PM Wednesday 13th Billy Joel @ Aviva Stadium – 8PM Thursday 14th Souls Of Mischief @ The Sugar Club – 8PM Skyfever @ Whelan’s – 8PM Flight Of The Conchords @ 3 Arena – 8PM Friday 15th The National @ Donnybrook Stadium – 5PM Liam Gallagher @ Malahide Castle – 6PM Taylor Swift @ Croke Park – 6PM Saturday 16th Chic. Feat Nile Rogers @

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Dublin Gig Guide: May 28th – June 3rd 2018

Monday 28th Father John Misty @ Vicar Street – 8PM Broken Social Scene @ Tivoli Theatre – 7.30PM 5 Seconds Of Summer @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM Tuesday 29th Blue Rose Code @ Whelan’s – 8PM Ezra Furman @ Tivoli Theatre – 7.30PM   Wednesday 30th 30 Seconds to Mars @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM Thursday 31st Hermitage Green @ Whelan’s – 8PM Yungblud @ Whelan’s (Upstairs) – 8PM Sam Smith @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM   Friday 1st June Christian Smith & Cristain Varela @ Button Factory – 11PM Saturday 2nd Forbidden Fruit @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham Sunday 3rd

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Dublin Gig Guide: 23rd – 29th April 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: 23rd – 29th April 2018 Monday 23rd Don Broco @ Tivoli Theatre – 8PM Don Broco will be touring in promotion of their most recent release “Technology” that hit shelves earlier this year. The heavier side of rock infused with some electronic elements!   Nashville @ 3 Arena – 6.30PM Farewell tour of the hit show “Nashville” following the lives of super star country musicians & the up & coming younger musicians! Tickets €50.65 from usual outlets. Tuesday 24th EDEN @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM (SOLD OUT) Dublin based multi-instrumentalist EDEN will perform a sold out show on

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Dublin Gig Guide: 19th – 25th March 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: 19th – 25th March 2018 Starting off the week, we have Steven Wilson playing at the Olympia Theatre! His album “To The Bone” is a pop-rock album filled with tastes of his all his influences and has been described as “Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely   ambitious progressive pop records of his youth.” Catch him at the Olympia from 8PM. Tuesday night sees Vance Joy place the first of his two sold out shows this year! Due to this show being

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Dublin Gig Guide: 5th – 11th February 2018

Dublin Gig Guide: 5th – 11th February 2018 It’s that time of the week once more! So let’s not hang around and get straight into it! The hit music & comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down is returning to The Olympia Theatre from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th February 2018 (including a matinee performance on Sat 10th Feb). This will be the show’s 7th run at The Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by over 50,000 people to date! This December marks the tenth anniversary of Joe’s passing. Tickets from €29.50! Tuesday evening, George Evelyn better known as Nightmares On Wax plays at District 8! Iconic Warp

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Dublin Gig Guide : 4th – 10th December 2017

Dublin Gig Guide: 4th – 10th December 2017 With Friday fast approaching, we’re back with another Dublin Gig Guide! Many of the gigs on this week are unfortunately sold out! Not sure why, possible as the lead up to Christmas more people are deciding to head out for a night out? Who knows, but at least it’s good news for the artists performing as the venues will be full! Anyway, enough digressing, let’s get on with whats going on around town! Monday night as always kicks us off with Dr. Hook playing a sold out show in the Olympia! For

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Dublin Gig Guide : 20th – 26th November 2017

With Christmas just around the corner distract yourself with this weeks gigs! Loads on this week so let’s get on with it! Monday night we have indie rockers Wolf Parade performing at Button Factory! The 4-piece are currently embarking on a worldwide tour and are booked to play one show on Irish soil, their most recent album Cry Cry Cry was released last October and has fared very well in charts and has seen some very favourable reviews. Doors from 7.30PM! Over in Vicar Street, we have everybody’s favourite 00’s rapper Nelly! Nelly has fallen on some hard times recently

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Dublin Gig Guide : 30th October – 5th November 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 30th October – 5th November 2017 It’s that spooky time of the year again, all the trick-or-treaters will be out in force and everyone will be in good spirits! Gig-wise it’s a jam packed week, and on Tuesday evening there is a number of Halloween themed events going on around the city so be sure to check your local listings for more information. Kicking off with Monday, we have Steely Dan performing their second show over the course of the weekend! The second show as part of the BlueFest gigs alongside The Doobie Brothers! Tickets quickly

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“Sound Check” – A Weird and Wonderful Showcase of DIY Audio Makers

Are you an analogue synth head? Then you will definitely want to check out the Moog Sound Lab currently set up and awaiting visitors at Dublin Science Gallery (head for the Trinity Pearse street entrance)! You can walk in and play with a room full of Moog synth goodness. Alongside that are a couple of dozen other sound and music-focused exhibits on display at the Science Gallery’s current “Sound Check” exhibition. Don’t expect to find the traditional audio tech here, it’s all about novel ideas and weird inventions. The Moog Sound Lab is probably the most mainstream of the offerings

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Game of Thrones Theme – Carina Guitar Duo

We were so blown away by the latest series of Game of Thrones, we invited the very talented Carina Guitar Duo into Sun Studios in order to record their version of the iconic theme music. Check it out below!

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Dublin Gig Guide : 28th August – 3rd September 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 28th August – 3rd September 2017 The most important musical weekend of the year has finally come around! Yes folks, this week sees the return of Electric Picnic! The countries most popular music & arts festival hits Stradbally once again! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Monday night we have the ex-One Direction-er Niall Horan playing at the Olympia Theatre! Horan rose to fame as part of the 5-piece boyband and since their split has gone on to release two successful singles, however the release date for an album is yet to be announced! Singles

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Dublin Gig Guide : 31st July – 6th August 2017

It’s Friday! Which means we are back with our weekly Dublin Gig Guide! All the information you’ll need to plan this weeks nights out! With the bank holiday this week, there is so much stuff on over the course of the weekend that we will try to cover it all, we’ve got three different festivals and although they’re not as big as the major festivals throughout the country like Electric Picnic Sea Sessions etc. they are fantastic cultural events and with the weather being the way it has been this past month, hopefully the rain will stay away too! So

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Dublin Gig Guide : 17th – 23rd July 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 17th – 23rd July 2017 Another week in July and another quiet Monday evening for live gigs, but fear not! If you’re looking for something to keep you going on Monday evening, check out Once the musical at the Olympia Theatre. Once has been mentioned a number of times before in our Gig Guide but we really can’t recommend it enough! Let’s kick off Tuesday with a bang, we’ve got American experimental metal band Sunn O))) playing at The Button Factory. Sunn O))) are a hard one to categorise as they dabble in experimental, doom, drone

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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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Dublin Gig Guide : 26th June – 2nd July 2017

Dublin Gig Guide 26th June -2nd July 2017 It’s that time again folks! All the information that you need to plan your week’s gigs around the city! Not too much mainstream stuff on this week but it’s usually the smaller less popular gigs that are more entertaining! So let’s get into it! Monday night kicking us off we have Jazz group BadBadNotGood playing in the familiar surroundings of the Sugar Club. Because of it’s layout, The Sugar Club is the perfect venue for a Jazz group because of the cinema-style seating arrangement and it still has room a the front

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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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Dublin Gig Guide : 19th – 25th June 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 19th – 25th June 2017 After a fantastic amount of gigs last week including Arcade Fire (who also played a surprise song at an after-party in Whelan’s) Aerosmith, The 1975, Paramore, Robbie Williams to name a few! We have another amazing week of gigs this week for you to sink your teeth into! So without further delay let’s get on with it! Kicking us off this week on Monday night, we have a great double header of the hip-hop genre with $uicideboy$ playing at Whelan’s, and Ho99o9 (pronounced as horror) performing at The Workman’s Club. Both

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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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Dublin Gig Guide : 29th May – 4th June 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 29th May – 4th June 2017 This week Manchester and the world was devastated when 22 people lost their lives and 59 people suffered injuries when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the lobby of the Manchester Arena. Words cannot describe the pain these families and friends have suffered. Our prayers and best wishes go out to each of the families, friends and loved ones that have been affected by this terrorist crime. #RIP   So let’s kick off this weeks gigs! We’ll start as always on Monday night, with George Ezra playing a sold

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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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Dublin Gig Guide : 15th – 21st May 2017

With some massive gig news recently as of one of the best alternative rock bands there has ever been announcing two headline shows later this year, The National will play Vicar Street in September as part of a worldwide tour and new album, ‘Sleep Well Beast’ which is also set for release in September! We can’t hide our excitement! Anyway, moving on to this weeks gigs! Two heavyweights kick off the week as we have Take That and Natalie Imbruglia! Take That were one of the most popular boy bands of their generation and probably all time. Performing as a

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Dublin Gig Guide : 8th – 14th May

Dublin Gig Guide 8th – 14th May As the sun sets on the best week of the year so far (weather wise) it’s a small reminder that when it’s nice and sunny outside this is the best country in the world! So with that in mind, let’s crack on with this weeks Dublin Gig Guide! A couple of very special shows throughout the week, covering pop, metal, blues and a gig for the fantastic charity Aware! Anyway without further ado, let’s crack on! Monday night sees The Vamps take the stage at the 3 Arena, the young English four-piece began out

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Dublin Gig Guide : 1st – 7th May 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 1st – 7th May 2017 The weekend is upon once again AND it’s a bank holiday so why not celebrate extended periods off work with our weekly installment of the Dublin Gig Guide! Lots happening over the next week so let’s get straight into it! We’ll kick off on Monday night with While She Sleeps performing in The Academy. The British Metalcore act have recently released their third full-length album earlier this month and are embarking on a month long tour of the UK and Ireland. If Metal is your thing be sure to make it down, similar

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Dublin Gig Guide : 13th – 16th February

Dublin Gig Guide 13th – 16th February 2017 Hello and welcome back to our weekly Dublin Gig Guide brought to you by Sound Training! All the weeks best gigs from all around the city! First off kicking us off on Valentines Day is Australian singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Carla dal Forno playing in the intimate setting of the Grand Social. Her album debut album “You Know What It’s Like” has been described as “ Smokey and ominous” as well as inhibiting the gloom into her tracks”. Minimal in nature, it should make sure an interesting gig! Next up on Wednesday evening,

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Dublin Gig Guide : 29th January – 5th February

Dublin Gig Guide 29th January – 5th February  We’re back with this weeks Dublin Gig Guide! Everything you need to plan the weeks gigs! Kicking off this week we have a fantastic show in Vicar Street with Fun Lovin’ Criminals! The Scooby snackers will be playing all the hits and it’s not one to miss! Doors at 7PM, tickets are still available at €35! Next up on Thursday night we have Exmagician from Belfast. Things are looking good for the Belfast rockers, with a number of shows booked in Ireland and the UK throughout February Exmagician are ones to keep an

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