Month: June 2011

THE BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS & CONALL BAILEY

THE BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS CONALL BAILEY In a double header extravaganza, NZ’s latest blowins to Ireland, The Broken Heartbreakers, take on Drogheda’s key music figure Conall Bailey and backing band, Super Turbo Ninja Club in a night that promises to end in broken strings. FRIDAY 1st JULY WHELAN’s upstairs bar Doors: 8pm 10 Euro entry THE… Read more »

YOUTH ROCKS ARTS FESTIVAL SEMI FINAL

YOUTH ROCKS ARTS FESTIVAL SEMI FINAL Feat: TBC The Youth Rocks Arts Festival is an arts centric festival in Portlaoise this July. Bands across Ireland are battling it out to win a support slot for Cathy Davey at the headline concert of the YRAF. The winners of Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois and Westmeath fight for a… Read more »

THE NECKS

THE NECKS “one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet…not so much a trio as a revolutionary consortium redefining music… “ – The Guardian. “One of the greatest bands in the world” – The New York Times.

BLACK KAMIKAZE ORCHESTRA

BLACK KAMIKAZE ORCHESTRA “Daddy Hemingway & the Boys & the Girls” BLACK KAMIKAZE IS A CREATIVE UNIT THAT DRIFTED TOGETHER OFF THE STREETS OF BERLIN, GERMANY. A UNITED NATIONS OF MUSICIANS, TWO ARE AMERICANS, ONE BLACK, ONE WHITE; TWO ARE GERMANS, ONE FROM THE NORTH, ONE FROM THE SOUTH; AND ONE IS ITALIAN. MATURE AS… Read more »

ANGKORWAT, CATSCARS, ADULT ROCK & MORE

ANGKORWAT CATSCARS ADULT ROCK & MORE TBA This Saturday Caustic Soda-Pop presents a night designed to make you dance with Angkorwat, Catscars and Adult Rock!

SONG CYCLE
EVERY MONDAY

Whelanslive.com presents SONG CYCLE New weekly singer songwriter showcase Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s This week featuring: Rob Smith Martina Flaherty “Songs stay alive in the same way that memories do, and being alive they grow up and undergo changes and develop. If a song is too weak to do that, if it is lacking in sufficient stamina… Read more »

SONG CYCLE
EVERY MONDAY

Whelanslive.com presents SONG CYCLE New weekly singer songwriter showcase Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s This week featuring: Joe Ryan Ken Bolton Eileen Gogan Aaron Finn “Songs stay alive in the same way that memories do, and being alive they grow up and undergo changes and develop. If a song is too weak to do that, if it is… Read more »

OWEN PALLETT

Harmonic presents OWEN PALLETT + guests TICKETS HAVE NOW GONE ON SALE FROM WAV TICKETS. CASH ONLY FROM THE BOX OFFICE. Owen Pallett is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and orchestral arranger from Toronto who, for much of the ’00s, recorded under the name Final Fantasy. Pallett’s live shows find him looping numerous violin and keyboard parts into constructed songs.

THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC

THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC + BIG MONSTER LOVE & AT LAST AN ATLAS The Former Soviet Republic is the mostly solo project of I.H. Wright of Betaghstown Co. Kildare. Don’t concern yourself if you’ve never heard of it (the Google Streetview car didn’t even bother to go up the road where Wright lives), Betaghstown is… Read more »

LUMIERE

Whelanslive.com presents LUMIERE + guests. Lumiere is two distinct voices cut from the same geographic cloth. One is Éilís Kennedy, whose sound has ready access to the soul without need for scaffolding or spotlights. For over a decade, hers has been one of the most underrated voices in Irish music.