Month: June 2012


Old Flat Top presents JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE + Special guests On a rainy Nashville Thursday last October, Justin Townes Earle leapt onstage at the famed Ryman Auditorium to accept the 2011 Americana Music Award for Song of the Year.


THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED – REFUNDS AVAILABLE FROM POINT OF SALE Harmonic presents MEGAFAUN +   guests Crammed Discs is pleased to release Megafaun, the follow-up to MEGAFAUN’s critically acclaimed, Gather, Form & Fly, which Pitchfork called “ingeniously ramshackle” in a rave review. To assign the music on Megafaun a genre would be a futile; the band has long… Read more »


Festival of the Chariots Benefit Gig featuring NURSERY CRYMES THE TECTONICS THE LOFIRES KING MODO Festival of the Chariots (Rathayatra) is a huge festival for Lord Krishna and His devotees. An extraordinary chariot festival that originates in Jagannatha Puri on the east coast of India and dates back over 2,000 years. Everyone chants the Hare… Read more »


BOUTS + TREMOYA & AMATEUR HISTORIANS No hype, no gimmicks, just Bouts. Our brand new, limited edition, double a-side 7inch is available to purchase right here: 2010’s debut album “New Ways of Saying NO” resides here also…and, again, for free!


THE FLAWS +   Heritage Centre   The Flaws release ‘Let’s Fight’ on iTunes on July 6th and mark the occasion with a Dublin date in Whelans. The Flaws exploded onto the Irish music scene in late 2007 when their debut long player ‘Achieving Vagueness’ was released to universal critical acclaim. It entered the Irish Top… Read more »


JONATHAN CASEY +  guests Following extended stays in New York and London, rock singer/songwriter Jonathan Casey is firmly settled in Dublin. His debut album ‘The Opening Night’ is set to establish him as a key voice in Irish music and one which fans of U2, Coldplay and Radiohead have already welcomed.

SHONEN KNIFE presents SHONEN KNIFE +  SMALLGANG Who are Shonen Knife? The groundbreaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop like The Ramones.


  VERONA RIOTS +  guests   Verona Riots play energetic and upbeat indie-pop music, decorated by piano & shimmering electric guitars and carried by strong vocal harmonies. Their debut EP, This Sunken Romance, earned them a slot at HWCH in 2010. Summer 2012 will see the release of a single and taster EP from ‘Cathedrals’,… Read more »


featuring – CANJA RAVE Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:30pm “Canja Rave are a big-sound duo who wear rock references in spades – drawing comparisons to Raveonettes, Pixies and Sonic Youth at their SXSW debut last year.” (Shelley Lee Jones – Huck Magazine – London, U.K) “If The White Stripes had made some babies, Canja Rave… Read more »


CHOKING VICTIM +  CHEWING ON TINFOIL & CROWS CHOKING VICTIM NYC Anarcho Ska-Punk – Choking Victim broke up in 1999, on the day they recorded their album ‘No Gods, No Masters’ for Hellcat Records. Since they had never toured in Europe, frontman Stza will be touring the UK, Ireland and France with the backing of Dublin Ska/Punk band Chewing on Tinfoil, exclusively playing the… Read more »