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Month: January 2013

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

Upstairs @ Whelan’s

Introducing Sonntags!

A weekly Sunday night event held in the upstairs venue of Whelans, concentrating on a mix of underground electronic music with some throwback classics and future favourites. As 2013 gets into the swing of things Sonntags is gearing towards showcasing the city’s best djs along with sourcing the finest international acts for like minded Sunday revellers who don’t want to finish their weekend so early.

Curated each week by 2 DJ’s breevil and Basic Tone to create that Sunday vibe and party atmosphere that is expected to top off the best of weekends.

Expect to hear the likes of…

THE YOUNG FOLK

THE YOUNG FOLK

plus guests

GENTRY MORRIS & SINEAD WHITE

The Dublin five piece have been touring parts of Ireland, Scandinavia and North America over the past 9 months whiles performing at some of Irelands well known festival such as Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Valentia Isle Festival and The Spirit of Folk Festival.

The Young Folk’s powerful self-titled ep (which is out now) has the anticipated balance of seamless harmonies, classic folk progression that continues their journey through dynamic soundscapes. With shades of alt-county heroes in evidence, the bands orchestration nods to home grown and North American folk traditions that artfully build melodies that feel as though they have existed for many years.

Dubliner Magazine labelled them as “a unique prospect” “one of the most promising young Irish bands of recent years” (Eamon Carr), not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage.

The Young Folk were a revelation. part Fleet Foxes, the sterling vocals were the pinnacle of a set bursting with a rousing underbelly that demanded attention – this is a band more than capable of making a big breakthrough.” Bryan O’Hanlon (Stop The Lights)

The Young Folk is not a typical folk band, but instead display an interesting interplay between traditional instruments and modern musicality that has drawn the support of RTE DJ’s Pat Kenny, Cathal Murray and John Creedon, 2FM’S Jenny Huston, Paddy McKenna and Ruth Scott and TV3′s Ireland AM show of which all featured The Young Folk in 2012.–

Visit us at our new website and stream our new EP

TICKETS:

€6 adv / €10 door available from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

AFTER THE GIG:

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).

LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ EARLY HOUSE

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

EARLY HOUSE

7 Piece Funkalicious Band – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 7pm – FREE ENTRY

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).

NEW REST ALBUM STREAM

Rest release their second LP I Hold The Wolf on Out On A Limb on February 1st but you can hear it right now streaming on soundcloud. They play Whelan’s Upstairs on Saturday 9th February with Wizards of Firetop Mountain, Ilenkus & Guilty Optics.

GAVIN JAMES

MCD.ie presents

GAVIN JAMES

plus guests

Dublin sensation Gavin James has just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at Whelan’s on Friday, March 22nd 2013

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IN THEIR THOUSANDS

IN THEIR THOUSANDS

plus guests

Every now and then a band comes along that inspires in its fans the kind of loyalty that moves all boundaries, that will dismiss all critics and will bring truth to the fact that pure honest music will triumph over every discerning voice.

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SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

Upstairs @ Whelan’s

Introducing Sonntags!

A weekly Sunday night event held in the upstairs venue of Whelans, concentrating on a mix of underground electronic music with some throwback classics and future favourites. aS 2013 kicks off Sonntags is gearing towards showcasing the city’s best djs along with sourcing the finest international acts for like minded Sunday revellers who don’t want to finish their weekend so early.

Curated each week by 2 DJ’s breevil and Basic Tone to create that Sunday vibe and party atmosphere that is expected to top off the best of weekends.

Expect to hear the likes of…

THE JIGSAW JAM

THE JIGSAW JAM

plus guests

Keith O’Brien’s Missing Links & Ray Scully

Following a sell out EP launch in May and a performance at the Ones To Watch 2013 Festival The Jigsaw Jam return to Whelans, this time taking on the Main Stage.

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THE MIDNIGHT HOUR w/
THE OBJECTORZ & THE #1’S

featuring –

THE OBJECTORZ & THE #1’S

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland.

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Four on four…no weapons…winners take all.

Friday the 15th of February, upstairs in Whelans. Admission is FREE, just leave a comment on the facebook event page!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/119809891522402/

…the objectorZ http://www.facebook.com/TheObjectorZ http://theobjectorz.bandcamp.com/ …the #1s http://www.facebook.com/thehashtagones https://soundcloud.com/thenumberones

TICKETS

FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm (Thur/Fri/Sat)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

Upstairs @ Whelan’s

Introducing Sonntags!

A weekly Sunday night event held in the upstairs venue of Whelans, concentrating on a mix of underground electronic music with some throwback classics and future favourites. As 2013 kicks off Sonntags is gearing towards showcasing the city’s best djs along with sourcing the finest international acts for like minded Sunday revellers who don’t want to finish their weekend so early.

Curated each week by 2 DJ’s breevil and Basic Tone to create that Sunday vibe and party atmosphere that is expected to top off the best of weekends.

Expect to hear the likes of…

BASTILLE

THIS GIG HAS BEEN

MOVED TO THE ACADEMY

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

MCD.ie presents

BASTILLE

+ guests

***TICKETS ON-SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM***

Following their spectacular sold out show at The Academy 2 this past October, Bastille have just announced an exclusive headline performance at Whelan’s on Thursday, April 4th 2013.

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OWEN VAHEY, NEWCO, NATHAN JOHNSTON & BY CHANCE

Whelan’s Newest Music Night

TUESDAYS | 3 BANDS | €5

OWEN VAHEY NEWCO NATHAN JOHNSTON BY CHANCE

Confirm on facebook HERE

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WhelansLive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer.

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CLIFF MASHETI, ANNAVILLA & THE BOXING PLOT

Whelan’s Newest Music Night

TUESDAYS | 3 BANDS | €5

CLIFF MASHETI ANNAVILLA THE BOXING PLOT

Confirm on facebook HERE

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WhelansLive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer. Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills. It is a great opportunity to see the next round of Ireland’s unsung and unsigned.

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THE BOXING PLOT

The Boxing Plot formed 3 or 4 years ago when a group of friends decided that since they weren’t playing sports or doing homework, they may as well be playing music. After countless hours spent practising, drinking tea and eating nachos, The Boxing Plot emerged ready to take on the world, no longer the pale, innocent boys they once were. Maurice “The Heels” Healy and Oscar Jay L’Esnard hold down the low end, providing the beats and the bass lines respectfully. Oilver “Le Monde” Kelly and The Fox shred some serious axe, while The Fox’s lupine croon adds a little spice to the mix. They now record and play live when the mood takes, and tweet a lot.

http://www.facebook.com/theboxingplot http://www.twitter.com/theboxingplot http://www.youtube.com/theboxingplot ____________

CLIFF MASHETI

Originally hailing from Kenya Cliff Masheti has been performing ever since his teens. His journey began as a former frontman of The Impressionists a Hiphop funk band that won the Blastbeat national battle of the bands competition in 2006 beating over 100 other bands from around the country to claim the coveted prize of a recording contract. This resulted in an EP being recorded in the prestigious ‘Grouse lodge’ studios. That same here he played in Oxygen in the redbull break in tent. As part of the band he represented Ireland in Johannesburg, South Africa He has opened for distinguished acts such as Hypnotic brass ensemble, during a period which the band had a residency in the popular venue The Pavilion in Cork. Among the venues he has played in are The Cork Opera House, The Savoy (Cork), The Half Moon (Cork), Vicar Street (Dublin), Radio City (Dublin) The Button Factory (Dublin), The Tripod (Dublin), The Black Box (Galway) and The National Conference Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa). Following the break up of the band last year he spent the year working on his first solo project ‘The Audition’ which was released in the summer and has already spawned two singles , one with an accompanying video and has received positive feedback for its diverse sound merging different genres such as reggae soul and blues to create a solid debut.

Here’s a link to my website where you can listen to my music. http://masheti.webs.com/ ____________

ANNAVILLA

AnnaVilla, formed in 2012, are a 5 piece rock band consisting of Tony Power, Eugene Markovski, Nion Geraghty, Andrew Quinlan and Andrew Hegarty. They have steadily been gigging around the Dublin music scene and in January 2013 are heading in to the studio to record their debut EP. These lads are set to light up the music world with their enthusiastic and delightful blend of Summer Stoner Rock. They are rockin’ every goddam day and night! Women want to be them and Men want to date them. They will exercise your senses and leave you gasping for more. They are AnnaVilla! Do you have what it takes to be an AnnaVillian?

http://www.facebook.com/AnnaVillaOfficial https://soundcloud.com/annavillaofficial

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If you want to be involved in the new music night please email Keiron @ newmusic@mercantilegroup.ie

THE ENEMIES

THE ENEMIES

plus guests THE HIGH LIFE & THE PROFILE

The Enemies are a five piece band from Drogheda Co. Louth. Formed in 2003 The Enemies released their debut EP in March 2011 which served as a taster for their self funded first album on track and due for release later this year.

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BJORN BAILLIE

BJORN BAILLIE

plus guests

From the village of Delgany, Ireland…Bjorn Baillie has played music since he was a teenager, from late night Dublin clubs as a 15-yr old drummer, to touring the world as singer/guitarist and songwriter of La Rocca.

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SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

Upstairs @ Whelan’s

Introducing Sonntags!

A weekly Sunday night event held in the upstairs venue of Whelans, concentrating on a mix of underground electronic music with some throwback classics and future favourites. aS 2013 kicks off Sonntags is gearing towards showcasing the city’s best djs along with sourcing the finest international acts for like minded Sunday revellers who don’t want to finish their weekend so early.

Curated each week by 2 DJ’s breevil and Basic Tone to create that Sunday vibe and party atmosphere that is expected to top off the best of weekends.

Expect to hear the likes of…

INNI-K

INNI-K

plus guests

Building a song from a foundation of the ukulele and a percussive music box with her loop pedal, she provides beatbox vocals in a folk song with a twist.

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SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

Upstairs @ Whelan’s

Introducing Sonntags!

A weekly Sunday night event held in the upstairs venue of Whelans, concentrating on a mix of underground electronic music with some throwback classics and future favourites. aS 2013 kicks off Sonntags is gearing towards showcasing the city’s best djs along with sourcing the finest international acts for like minded Sunday revellers who don’t want to finish their weekend so early.

Curated each week by 2 DJ’s breevil and Basic Tone to create that Sunday vibe and party atmosphere that is expected to top off the best of weekends.

Expect to hear the likes of…

POD RACER, SANDRA COFFEY & FEDERATION OF LIGHT

Whelan’s Newest Music Night

TUESDAYS | 3 BANDS | €5

POD RACER SANDRA COFFEY FEDERATION OF LIGHT

Confirm on facebook HERE

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WhelansLive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer. Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills. It is a great opportunity to see the next round of Ireland’s unsung and unsigned.

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SANDRA COFFEY

Sandra Coffey’s musical interests were sparked as a youngster during long summer days in the Galway countryside. Her and her siblings would listen to the charts and learn the latest dance moves. Sandra believes that this early submergence in music has stood her well.

She released her first single, Mascara Girl, last September. The song gets inside a woman’s thoughts as she gets ready for a date on a summer’s evening. Sandra followed that up with the release of her second single, Baby Leave a Light on for Me in December. She is currently finishing off her album, which she will release early in 2013.

Sandra has been nominated for 3 awards by Music Review Unsigned. She is nominated for Best Female, Best Newcomer and Best Single (Mascara Girl). Her musical influences come from a variety of sources from listening to the Beach Boys and Michael Jackson to relishing the songs of Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, the Carpenters and Amy Winehouse.

Sandra has previously performed on RTÉ’s Seoige Show. As part of her appearance on the show, she got to record in Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin. Her mentor on that occasion was Eurovision winner Paul Harrington who described her as having “a powerful and soulful voice which can effortlessly reaches high notes”.

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FEDERATION OF LIGHT Crafted in the loom of the zeitgeist, the tri-threaded weave of The Federation of Light’s an amalgam of Martin (vox, guitar, keys), Jer (guitars, keys, vox) and, introducing, band-in-a-box Alan (keys,vox). Cork-Irish by the vagaries of twisted culture,multiversal by inclination, The Federation search for the macro in the micro. An attempted recovery from post Catholic guilt, though deserving of most of those pangs,is attended by a parallel reordering following the loss of national sovereignty, whilst never having been empowered. The Federation are taut with the stress of all that creative tension and, since the world’s beyond saving, in this dimension at least, we want to hit you in the hips. To move you to rudimentary motion, from there to basic, repeating, physical patterns and from there to the embodiment of emotion in form. If all that sparks synapses coursing through to the thinking brain, then fair enough -as long as you’re dancin http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Federation-of-Light/62407004812?sk=app_2405167945 __________________________________________ POD RACER “tightly-woven, brilliantly antagonistic alt-rock ” – BBC N. Ireland-Across The Line “A fast paced melee of hammering guitar lines, pounding drum lines and roving, rumbling bass, combining melody with power ” – loud-stuff.com. Angry, noisy, trashy, punchy and irreverent as they possibly could be, Irish three-piece Podracer take the post-punk sounds of the 80’s, the subpop sounds of the 90’s and different elements of rock, punk and metal, with lyrical subject matter as diverse as prescription drug addiction, Fox News, hoodies and serial killers, to create short, sharp shocks to the system, cutting out the ego-enhancing mtv-friendliness that so many current “rock” bands are weighed down with. They made their live debut in their home town of Dundalk’s Spirit Store, supporting Whipping Boy and have since shared the stage with, amongst others, Giveamanakick, Fighting With Wire and Lo Lite in Amsterdam, most recently, supporting LaFaro in Auntie Annies at their first Belfast gig of 2012, which received favourable reviews from Across The Line and AU Magazine. Their debut single “Easy Singles” released July 20th received 1000 YouTube hits in it’s first week and is taken from their forthcoming debut album “Parking Cars & Pumping Gas”. Produced by Stuart “Marty” Martin (Lafaro)and recorded April 02-05 in Bangor SERC, Co. Down, this twelve track album captures the relentless, high-energy sound of the band live perfectly and was released 29th September 2012 Parking Cars & Pumping Gas is available digitally at iTunes and Bandcamp. Alan Anderson – Vocals/Guitar Damien Carroll – Bass/Vocals Colin Berrill – Drums http://www.podracer.bandcamp.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Podracer/94729004261 http://breakingtunes.com/podracer EASY SINGLES VIDEO HITCHHIKE HOOKER FAN VIDEO X-RAY LIVE VIDEO

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If you want to be involved in the new music night please email Keiron @ newmusic@mercantilegroup.ie