Thursday 18th May
JOOCE plus support _ Main Venue _ JOOCE are Psychedelic Alternative Band formed in Dublin, composed of four BIMM students. JOOCE use effects pedals and synthesizers to create a Psychedelic Indie-Rock Fusion. They will release their debut Single Nostalgia//Trip On May 18th on the Main Stage at Whelan’s.
Saturday 15th Jul
Demented Promotions Presents LEMURIA Get Better 10 Year Anniversary Tour plus support ^ Upstairs ^ The band began in 2004 above the restaurant Amy’s Place in Buffalo, New York. If you have never dined there, please visit them and order the Margie Meal or their very well priced breakfast.
Friday 23rd Jun
BRIAN WHITTINGTON plus support _ Main Venue _ After a sell out gig in The Adelphi late in 2016, Brian Whittington is back for his first Dublin show of 2017. After a very busy end to last year for the Dubliner Brian has gone away and worked vigorously on new material.
Thursday 15th Jun
DERMOT BARRETT plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Dermot Barrett returns from Norway. The former lead singer of the critically acclaimed Indie rock band Ten Speed Racer, finally returns to Whelan’s to promote his solo album ‘Dawns Eras Tides’.
Friday 26th May
THE EMMA BYRNE FOUNDATION plus very special guests _ Main Venue _ The foundation endeavors to raise much needed funds towards assisting patients and their families battling cancer in Ireland through uplifting, accessible events. The foundation will be launched on 26th May through a very specially curated night of music in Whelan’s.
Tuesday 23rd May
Whelanslive.com presents DOUBLEPLUSGOOD plus support ^ Upstairs ^ DoublePlusGood is the moniker of singer/songwriter Erik Carlson. A longtime Portland musician, Carlson has created a sound that beautifully straddles 1960s crooner melancholy with dream pop textures.
Tuesday 9th May
VIA EVENTBRITE.IE BRIGHT CLUB featuring ALISON SPITTLE plus Steve Bennett Tadhg Dornan Killian Hanlon Elaine Gallagher Oisin Hanlon & More ^ Upstairs ^ Smarter standup: a variety night where researchers become comedians and you can furrow your brow before laughing your face off.
Friday 30th Jun
PENROSE plus support THE VALVES ^ Upstairs ^ Having spent the last year realeasing 2 singles all with glowing reviews and national airplay, supporting there hereos Aslan in Vicar Street doing 2 tours in the UK one of which they were invited by non other than Alan Mc Gee (Creation Records)
Saturday 6th May
THE CHOIR INVISIBLE plus support DEATH IN THE SICKROOM DAVE LORDAN ^ Upstairs ^ The Choir Invisible, with support from Death in the Sickroom & Dave Lordan. Saturday May 6th 8pm. Tickets €7 (in advance) The Choir Invisible kick off their 7″ single fundraising campaign with a headline gig in Whelan’s Upstairs.
Thursday 25th May
VIA EVENTBRITE.IE RUBA SHAMSHOUM ALBUM LAUNCH plus support RÍONA SALLY HARTMAN ^ Upstairs ^ On May 25th, Palestinian vocalist, Ruba Shamshoum will launch her debut album ‘Shamat’ (Beauty Spots) at Whelan’s – upstairs. Ruba’s music draws from the harmony, sensibility, improvisation and playfulness of jazz, mixed with tinges of Middle Eastern and Arabic musical elements