Sunday 16th Oct
Aiken Promotions present HOLY FUCK plus support _ Main Venue _ Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert.
Thursday 20th Oct
Aiken Promotions presents PORCHES plus support _ Main Venue _ Tickets priced €15 (incl booking) on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com PORCHES POOL – Out NOW on Domino Best New Music 8.3 – Pitchfork When Aaron Maine looks back on his early work as Porches, he’s often struck by how sad and angry it can feel.
Friday 21st Oct
ON SALE FRI 6th MAY, 10AM MCD.ie presents NEVILLE STAPLE BAND plus support _ Main Venue _ Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented
Saturday 29th Oct
ON SALE THUR 12th MAY, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker – BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners 2015 – Best Duo Praise for new album ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’: ‘A bold success’ – The Telegraph
Tuesday 1st Nov
ON SALE FRI 22nd JUL, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents BEN WATT BAND Featuring Bernard Butler plus support _ Main Venue _ Tickets priced €22 (incl booking) on sale Friday July 22nd, 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com Fever Dream, the new solo album from Ben Watt is out now on Watt’s own imprint Unmade Road through Caroline International.
Wednesday 2nd Nov
SARA WATKINS (Nickel Creek) plus support _ Main Venue _ Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter and fiddler from California. She debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile.
Friday 4th Nov
ON SALE THUR 23rd JUN, 10AM Aiken Promtions presents MATT SIMONS plus guest _ Main Venue _ Catch & Release Even without a record label or traditional backing, Matt Simons has already been heard around the globe. After being noticed from a Facebook ad he created for his independent album Pieces
Sunday 6th Nov
Whelanslive.com presents MARK WATSON _Main Room_ Comedian Mark Watson presents his new show I’m Not Here. The multi-award-winning comedy star of numerous TV shows – Dave’s Road to Rio, BBC’s We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, and his cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson […]
Monday 7th Nov
ON SALE WED 6th JULY 9AM Aiken Promotions presents OH PEP! plus guest ^ Upstairs ^ Melbourne duo Oh Pep! release their debut album ‘Stadium Cake’ on July 1 st on digital through Star House Collective in Europe. Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs formed Oh Pep! while at music secondary school in Melbourne, Australia.
Saturday 12th Nov
ON SALE FRI 8TH JULY 9AM Aiken Promotions presents ORCHID COLLECTIVE plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ Following their recent sold-out visit to Whelans and their amazing set at Castlepalooza in Tullamore last weekend, we are delighted to announce Orchid Collective will return to headline Whelans of Wexford St, Dublin on Saturday 12 November.