Month: July 2011

MURDER PLAN

MURDER PLAN + St John the Gambler Murder Plan are a 5-piece rock band from Dublin. Their music is grounded in bastard blues, influenced by Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Fronted by Stephanie O’Keeffe, a soulful chanteuse with a distinctive natural voice, Hot Press defined their sound as “..blues rock fusion with thoughtful & empowering lyrics”.

SPIES

SPIES + GIRLBAND & WE ARRIVE ALIVE Spies are a Dublin based five piece outfit, Determined to create music that connects to whoever listens to it . “Marrying the sweeter elements of Interpol and The National, Singer Michael Broderick calls out in a soulful purr over militant drums and agitated guitars.

ZOCORRO ROSE OF TRALEE

ZOCORRO ROSE OF TRALEE A “deliciously wicked satire on the Rose of Tralee that hits all the targets with understated wit and lovely comic timing” IRISH MAIL The hilariously heartbreaking adventure of Zocorro, the wanna-be Spanish Rose.  Find out what really happens behind the scenes in Tralee…

THE MINUTES – SOLD OUT

MCD presents THE MINUTES + guests THE MINUTES ANNOUNCE NEW WHELAN’S SHOW No Sleep ‘Til Wexford Street on 15th October Having rocked Oxegen to tumultuous and universal acclaim; The Minutes motor on with what is sure to be a hot ‘n’ sweaty night of weapons grade music mayhem.

SOUNDS OF SYSTEM BREAKDOWN

SOUNDS OF SYSTEM BREAKDOWN + guests What began in as a solo project later expanded into a full band with an ambitious premise; to take live electronic music out from behind the laptop and truly engage with the audience.

FUNERAL SUITS

whelanslive.com presents FUNERAL SUITS + SACRED ANIMALS & SUNBURNT JETS Funeral Suits are a three-piece alternative rock band from Ireland.
 Consisting of Brian James, Mik McKeogh and Greg McCarthy.

ARTFUL RENEGADE

ARTFUL RENEGADE + Jupiter and The Inifinite Having recently headlined the Irish Bike Festival at the INEC in Killarney, Artful Renegade bring their Irish tour to Whelan’s on the 28th of July, 2011. Following the band’s recent involvement in the RTE Two documentary “Galvanised”, as well as storming a packed Pavilion alongside Mick Flannery and Sharon… Read more »

A BAND CALLED WANDA

A BAND CALLED WANDA + guests A Band Called Wanda are a 4-piece indie/folk band from Galway. Having built a name for themselves on the Irish music scene through high-profile support slots to the likes of, David Gray, Alabama 3, Stornoway, The Sawdoctors, The Hothouse Flowers, and Johnny Flynn, they are now considered one of the most exciting and promising new acts coming on to… 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: tbc “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 and will to… 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: tbc “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 and will to… Read more »