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Month: November 2011

THE VAN DIEMENS

THE VAN DIEMENS

PLAY THE MUSIC OF

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

There are songs that have defined our lives through the good times and the bad, you have heard them sheltering at the crossroads of misery and abandon, you have heard them at the alter of ecstasy and elation.

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THE ANSWER

MCD presents

THE ANSWER

+ THE UNION

Irish hard-rock hero’s The Answer have just announced details of an exclusive headline performance with special guests The Union at Whelan’s on Friday March 2nd 2012.

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JERRY FISH & FRIENDS

Whelanslive.com presents

JERRY FISH & FRIENDS

+ guests

Jerry Fish returns to Dublin for a one night only special show at Whelan’s of Wexford St. on St. Stephen’s Day, the 26th of December, his first Dublin show since three sold out shows in The Sugar Club last year.

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TELEGRAPH

TELEGRAPH

I’m delighted to announce that due to public demand, the Telegraph christmas bash will happen again this year.We will take over the upstairs room in Whelans of Wexford Street on Wednesday 21st of December.We will be joined by some special guests on the night So I hope we see you there.

CALLING CARD

CALLING CARD

– Rory Gallagher Tribute

Following on from four storming sets at this years “International Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival” in Ballyshannon, Joe O’Neill and “Calling Card” bring the music or Rory Gallagher to Dublin for their final gig of 2011, with a special one off show in Whelan’s upstairs.

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THE 68’s

THE 68’s

+ guests

The 68’s are a blues and rock n’ roll band. They like to keep it old school drawing inspiration from Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Elvis.. They also cover these artists. If you are looking for a party The 68’s are the soundtrack.

THE JAMES CLEAVER QUINTET – MIDNIGHT SHOW

MCD.ie presents

a midnight hour rock show with

THE JAMES CLEAVER QUINTET

– MIDNIGHT SHOW –

FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm

Doors to upstairs venue 11:30pm, bands on Midnight.

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BILL ANDERSON, CLINT BLACK & BOB DiPIERO

Whelanslive.com with CMA & BMI Present
The CMA Songwriters Series featuring

BILL ANDERSON
CLINT BLACK
& BOB DiPIERO

In the round. Show starts at 8.30.

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association’s very popular CMA Songwriters Series is coming to the U.K. and Ireland for the first time with special performances in February 2012 scheduled for London, Belfast, and Dublin, CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore announced today.

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RECORD FAIR

Whelanslive.com are having a

RECORD FAIR

Sunday 4th December at 1pm-5pm

BUY | SELL | TRADE all your old VINYL | CDs | TAPES

Following on from the success and general good-time vibes of the first Whelan’s Record Fair we’ve decided that  not only was a second record fair in order but that it should be a bigger and better affair than the first.

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THE SILVER SEAS

Aiken Promotions presents

THE SILVER SEAS

+ GABE DIXON

“They combine the knowingness of classic-period Steely Dan with the pop surge of a classic radio act like the Turtles and harmonies that could have wandered in from Mad Men” The Word Magazine

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JOHN OATES (HALL & OATES)

Whelanslive.com presents
An Evening with

JOHN OATES

(Hall & Oates)

+ guests

John Oates was destined to be a musician. Singing from the time he could talk and playing the guitar since the age of five, his calling in life was never in question.

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RUNAWAY GO



+ guests

New Single ‘Delicate Man’ released November 25th

Belfast has certainly produced some outstanding bands over the years and it has just given us one more musical gem to hold high above our heads and champion with pride.

Music aficionados will already be aware that, in 2011, the Belfast based indie pop band runaway GO have emerged as a force to be reckoned with. And now, they are set to become a household name as they trail-blaze their way through the Irish music scene, with heaving high energy performances and an arsenal of dynamic music.

Fronted by joint vocalists Dave Jackson and Fiona O’Kane, with Javed Love on drums, Chris Jackson on bass and James Lappin on guitar, the bands early performances have received high accolades from reviewers describing them as “a rare spectacle” and “one of the best bands in the country”.

Their dream ignited when they returned from London after winning Jack Daniel’s ‘JD Set Unsigned’ award. The accomplishment compelled them to put down a gruelling 18 months perfecting their sound and live performance. They discovered their on-stage energy was intoxicating, with audiences both new and old compelled to sing back the anthemic choruses. And so, like all the bands that have made history, they decided to capitalise on their strengths.

Over the past six months, in the Start Together Studio in Belfast, the band have been recording their debut EP (due for release in February 2012), with Jonathan Shakhovskoy (Beady Eye & U2) on mixing duties in London and Geoff Pesche (Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx & Dizzee Rascal) mastering at the Abbey Road Studios.

Although it is early days for runaway GO, the band have attracted great interest from several corners of the music industry. One of the tracks from their forthcoming EP ‘Don’t Let Me’ has been included in the independent movie “Making Ugly’ and their track ‘Wide Awake’ is being approached for inclusion in an Xbox LIVE game due for release in 2012.

Their debut single ‘Alligator’ was released in Ireland on 23rd September and received some solid support at radio – with their single launch night at Auntie Annie’s in Belfast becoming one of the hottest tickets in town.

Some stomping sets completed – and new fans being recruited daily – this month the band are set to make some serious noise with their brand new single ‘Delicate Man’ which is release on November 25th. This release will include the remix of ‘Delicate Man’ by U.S. break-beat pioneer Paul Grogan of Rampant Records, who had a major influence on the dance floor charts throughout the 90’s.

runaway GO are set to tour Ireland in November/December with all dates to be announced shortly, including a performance for Shine Promotions in Belfast on December 9th. This is an act that you have got to see live!

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STEVE HUGHES & GLENN WOOL

Aiken Promotions presents….

STEVE HUGHES & GLENN WOOL

Doors 8.00pm/ Show 8.30pm

‘’Acutely observed and cutting bone deep. Steve delves into gutsier territory – Racism, Terrorism, Homophobia- with an honesty and openness rarely seen among comics.

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ONES TO WATCH 2012

Whelanslive.com in association with HeinekenMusicmaker presents

ONES TO WATCH 2012

Wednesday 11th January – Saturday 14th January

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s Ones To Watch festival, Whelanslive are set to light up a dreary January with four days of amazing music across three stages

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ONES TO WATCH 2012

Whelanslive.com in association with Heineken & Musicmaker presents

ONES TO WATCH 2012

Wednesday 11th January – Saturday 14th January

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s Ones To Watch festival, Whelanslive are set to light up a dreary January with four days of amazing music across three stages

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ONES TO WATCH 2012

Whelanslive.com in association with HeinekenMusicmaker presents

ONES TO WATCH 2012

Wednesday 11th January – Saturday 14th January

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s Ones To Watch festival, Whelanslive are set to light up a dreary January with four days of amazing music across three stages

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ONES TO WATCH 2012

Whelanslive.com in association with HeinekenMusicmaker presents

ONES TO WATCH 2012

Wednesday 11th January – Saturday 14th January

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s Ones To Watch festival, Whelanslive are set to light up a dreary January with four days of amazing music across three stages

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PUGWASH

whelanslive.com presents

PUGWASH

+ guests

“..one of the most highly regarded psychedelic-pop songwriters around.” – Tony Clayton-Lea, Heineken Music

“The Olympus Sound is the best Irish album of the year to date” – The Irish Times

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T-WOC, ZOIBAND + A-FORCE

Diatribe Records presents

Three of Dublin’s finest electronical acts:

T-WOC
ZOIBAND
A-FORCE

Click ‘attending’ on the facebook event and get on the guestlist! CLICK HERE

A-FORCE

A-Force is a DJ and producer with the !Kaboogie and Alphabet Set collectives based outta Dublin.

He presents a weekly radio show ‘Aistear Dub’ (Adventures in dub) on Dublin’s Raidio na Life every Sunday at midnight GMT with the dub/electro/skatter sound from all around.

ZOIBAND

Sundillon EP is a mesmerising, singular release that melds the spirit of jazz with the ghosts of future sounds – Harmless Noise

zoiband mashes jazz together with electronic dancefloor bass music jazz assassins kill beats with rhythmic weaponry, chordal mayhem, and other lazer like thing.

download for name-your-price:

http://www.diatriberecords.bandcamp.com/album/sundillion-ep

http://zoiband.tumblr.com/

T-WOC

“best artist page on the internet” Nialler9

http://t-woc.alphabetset.net/

So we live in the future these days, a time of plentiful digital bounty to make up for the shortfall in the real world. All recorded music is just a few clicks away if you know where to look. It’s easy to be overwhelmed as a listener, and as a producer and DJ, the more pies you have fingers in, the harder it is to define your sound. It’s an issue that t-woc has certainly had to deal with. A ultra-diverse DJ, Reggae selectah par excellence, helmsman of the alphabet see electronica collective, Hip-Hop fanatic, one of Ireland’s original dubsteppers and fan of many other things weird and wonderful in music.

So how do you fit all these influences in to your music and keep it coherent? The Jetstar EP is how. His 6th for Alphabet Set was done with the help of some vinyl, field recordings, an out of tune analogue synth, a trio of crusty vintage fx units and a dash of MPC. This is t-woc music – a blend of neck snapping beats, glistening electronic melodies, steppers vibes and proper basslines, often with a t-woc trademark twist at the end. Big grooves which could only have been made right now in 2011. Named after a track that didn’t make the cut, The Jetstar EP is available for free download Friday 30/09/11

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GLIMMERMEN

GLIMMERMEN

THE SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK

ZORILLA

UNDERWATER PICNIC

GLIMMERMEN play their last gig of 2011 aided and abetted by THE SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK, ZORILLA and UNDERWATER PICNIC There’ll be mince pies, mistletoe, Christmas jumpers and all kinds of Christmasnessnessness. Rumour has it each band will be doing a classic Christmas song as part of their set so come along and celebrate with us!

GLIMMERMEN is a trio from Dublin who formed in 2010, it features former members of Boxes, Holy Ghost Fathers and Jackbeast. Glimmermen sing & play Urban Post-Rock Blues. http://breakingtunes.com/glimmermen

THE SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock is music from Dublin, Ireland. Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook play in the Irish folk tradition delving into the realms of psych, prog and post rock. Sometimes a single player, a folk trio or a full electric band, the Spook have a unique take on the idea of Irish folk rock, making the familiar sound innovative, the ancient new, and the local sound universal. http://thirteenthlock.net/

ZORILLA

Zorilla have been climbing the ladder of the Dublin Alt garage folk scene for so long now that it seems like they are the Dublin alt garage folk scene.Their debut release entitled ‘Songs in progress 2008’ had songs featured on many radio stations around Ireland, including Icon on Phantom, who play listed the track ‘Empty Earth’.

2009 saw the band play a regular monthly show at the Shed entitled ‘Earthquack’, which enabled them to try a whole new set every month and helped facilitate a more improvised and relaxed feel to the live music. 2010 saw the band firmly entrenched in studio activity, constantly trying new ways to recreate the live experience on record, to finally complete a satisfying general release.
http://soundcloud.com/zorilla

UNDERWATER PICNIC

“Underwater Picnic are a five piece indie-rock band from the West of Ireland. Formed in late ’09 Underwater Picnic have played gigs with many famous acts throughout Ireland, dazzling audiences with their unique blend of indie rock with math rock and even slight electronic influences. Following the release of their debut single “Losing Fast” Underwater Picnic have gone from strength to strength and are recording a brand new EP to be released early 2012.” http://underwaterpicnic.bandcamp.com/

IARLA Ó LIONÁIRD – CANCELLED

***THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED – refunds from point of sale***

*The 68’s will now play instead*

www.whelanslive.com presents

IARLA Ó LIONÁIRD

& Special Guests

***THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED – Due to circumstances beyond his control, Iarla O’Lionaird has been forced to cancel his upcoming November shows. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.***

Iarla O’Lionáird grew up and learned his craft in the musical heartland of CúilAodha in the West Cork Gaeltacht.

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SONG CYCLE
EVERY MONDAY

Whelanslive.com presents

SONG CYCLE

New weekly singer songwriter showcase

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

This week featuring:

DAVE HOPE

DARREN GILES
JEANNINE PHILIPPI
LUKUS BRUNNER
JOHN STUBBS

“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 endure sadly it will not survive.” Nick Cave – The Secret Life Of The Love Song

Whelan’s are currently accepting submissions for their new weekly singer songwriter showcase. Birth and blossom of great songs has always being something that Whelan’s has been uniquely privileged to be a part to. It makes sense then for us to finally offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s upstairs. Taking our cues from our favourite artist’s musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breathe life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

Each week will feature three to four acts playing 30 minutes. Song Cycle kicks off on Monday May 2nd 2011, entry is free and all are welcome.

Please contact songcycle@whelanslive.com with submissions.

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 endure sadly it will not survive.” Nick Cave – The Secret Life Of The Love Song

Whelan’s are currently accepting submissions for their new weekly singer songwriter showcase. Birth and blossom of great songs has always being something that Whelan’s has been uniquely privileged to be a part to. It makes sense then for us to finally offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s upstairs. Taking our cues from our favourite artist’s musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breathe life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

Each week will feature three to four acts playing 30 minutes. Song Cycle kicks off on Monday May 2nd 2011, entry is free and all are welcome.

Please contact songcycle@whelanslive.com with submissions.

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 endure sadly it will not survive.” Nick Cave – The Secret Life Of The Love Song

Whelan’s are currently accepting submissions for their new weekly singer songwriter showcase. Birth and blossom of great songs has always being something that Whelan’s has been uniquely privileged to be a part to. It makes sense then for us to finally offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s upstairs. Taking our cues from our favourite artist’s musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breathe life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

Each week will feature three to four acts playing 30 minutes. Song Cycle kicks off on Monday May 2nd 2011, entry is free and all are welcome.

Please contact songcycle@whelanslive.com with submissions.

SONG CYCLE
EVERY MONDAY

Whelanslive.com presents

SONG CYCLE

New weekly singer songwriter showcase

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

This week featuring:

Susie Soho
Gordon Barry
Dave Brennan
Maurice O’Connor


“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 endure sadly it will not survive.” Nick Cave – The Secret Life Of The Love Song

Whelan’s are currently accepting submissions for their new weekly singer songwriter showcase. Birth and blossom of great songs has always being something that Whelan’s has been uniquely privileged to be a part to. It makes sense then for us to finally offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s upstairs. Taking our cues from our favourite artist’s musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breathe life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

Each week will feature three to four acts playing 30 minutes. Song Cycle kicks off on Monday May 2nd 2011, entry is free and all are welcome.

Please contact songcycle@whelanslive.com with submissions.

SONG CYCLE
EVERY MONDAY

Whelanslive.com presents

SONG CYCLE

New weekly singer songwriter showcase

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

This week featuring:

Christopher Markey
Galia Arad
Ash Amraoui
Rich Shocks
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 lacking in sufficient stamina and will to endure sadly it will not survive.” Nick Cave – The Secret Life Of The Love Song

Whelan’s are currently accepting submissions for their new weekly singer songwriter showcase. Birth and blossom of great songs has always being something that Whelan’s has been uniquely privileged to be a part to. It makes sense then for us to finally offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s upstairs. Taking our cues from our favourite artist’s musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breathe life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

Each week will feature three to four acts playing 30 minutes. Song Cycle kicks off on Monday May 2nd 2011, entry is free and all are welcome.

Please contact songcycle@whelanslive.com with submissions.

BOUTS (EP LAUNCH)

BOUTS

EP LAUNCH

+ LAND LOVERS & GHOST ESTATES

No hype, no gimmicks, just Bouts.

Our brand new 4-track EP is available for free download from right here:
http://gimmebouts.com/

2010’s debut album “New Ways of Saying NO” resides here also…and, again, for free!

++ Interesting things people say ++

“Bold and brash angular indie with oodles of sweet-as melodies”
Jim Carroll, irishtimes.com/ontherecord/new-music, January 2011

“Although they’re harmonious pop in places and definite rock in others, the vocals are incredibly catchy in that summer-singalong way. Not To Fall, Out It and Some Other Tactic make a bold impression and if I was a gambler, I’d wager that there’s enough offbeat rock temper between this album’s happy moments to guarantee great popularity with certain pro-Indie camps around the country.”
Nay McArdle, harmlessnoise.entertainment.ie/2010/07/new-bouts/

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CATHAL FLAHERTY

CATHAL FLAHERTY

+ guests

Since starting writing music 3 years ago, Cathal Flaherty(18) has spent the last year locked away in Sonas studios with his band under the watchful eye of engineer Tony O’ Flaherty. Sharing the studio among other Irish artists such as Mick Flannery and John Spillane, Cathal and his band Kieran Healy, Ivan Cooper, Ronan Kealy and Adam Cooper felt right at home and quickly began recording Cathals debut EP ‘Lost & Found’. ‘the idea behind this Ep only took shape when we started recording it. I had most of the songs written by this stage but didn’t know where I was going with it. I think the general idea behind the EP is about how life is always evolving, and how what we have or who we are now could change so fast, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. I sometimes find when I listen to a cd that I can’t relate to it or understand it completely but I feel with this record everyone can relate to it in there own little way, that’s what I love about it.’

In the last year, Cathal has had the privilege of supporting one of his favourite singers Jack L answell as other great Irish artists such as The Walls, Francis Black and Brian Kennedy. Most recently he has supported one of the most successful country singers in the world, Bonnie Tyler when she came to the INEC on August 5th. He’s played in various shows in some of Irelands finest venues such as the INEC KIllarney and the Cork Opera House. He was also featured as album of the week on Radio Kerry to great reviews. He was shortlisted this year for the Arthur’s Day ‘Play on the Day’ competition in association with Hot Press and RT 2FM. During Christmas 2010 he was invited by Jack L to play ‘The Ruby Sessions’, Dublins top acoustic club who has played host so some great bands such as Paolo Nutini, The Script and Mumford & Sons to name but a few. He has also appeared on balcony TV twice, all this since September 2010.

Cathal launched his Debut EP ‘Lost & Found’ headlining his show in the INEC Acoustic Club on July 9th 2011 with his full band and special guests. He is planning on going back to the studio in late 2011 to record his debut Album which is due to be released in late summer 2012 and releasing his first single at the end of 2011.

MOO! – FRONT BAR

MOO!

Whelan’s front Bar, 8pm-10pm

When the Great God of Rock n’ Roll was finished, he surveyed the panorama of long hair, guitars and drums he had created, and as he did so he noted he still had some scraps of raw material left over

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MOO! – FRONT BAR

MOO!

Whelan’s front Bar, 8pm-10pm

When the Great God of Rock n’ Roll was finished, he surveyed the panorama of long hair, guitars and drums he had created, and as he did so he noted he still had some scraps of raw material left over

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MOO! – FRONT BAR

MOO!

Whelan’s front Bar, 8pm-10pm

When the Great God of Rock n’ Roll was finished, he surveyed the panorama of long hair, guitars and drums he had created, and as he did so he noted he still had some scraps of raw material left over

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