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Month: March 2013

KINKY FRIEDMAN

Aiken promotions presents

KINKY FRIEDMAN

[Bi-Polar World Tour]

plus special guests

Yes, the Kinkster is going global again in 2013.  Starting in mid-March, Kinky will be visiting the UK, Scandinavia, Holland, Belgium and all points European including a one night-only show for Whelan’s, Dublin 28th April 2013 before heading straight down under for a full tour of Australia and New Zealand.  And why, you say, has the Jewish Troubadour (and governor of the heart of Texas) bitten off such a sizable chunk of the planet?

It’s because he’s both energized and excited about all things Kinky, one of the most exciting being his new book written with Willie Nelson, ‘Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I’m Gone.’  Kinky’s extensive forward and full-on collaboration with Willie has perked the ears of the publishing world, and the book promises to be one of the top sellers of the fall and winter seasons.

And did we mention Kinky Friedman’s Man In Black Tequila, one of the hottest new potent potables on the market today?  US distributorships are spreading like wildfire, with world domination of the tequila markets looms large.

But the BiPolar World Tour is nothing if not a fact-finding mission, as Kinky calculates world political views, particularly toward the Kinkster, himself.  For Kinky is considering a second run for Texas governor.  After stunning international gaffes by hi-powered US politicos such as Mitt Romney and (current Texas governor) Rick Perry, the Kinkster will bring a remarkably fresh view of American politics with him.  Pollsters and the Kinky-ites believe he can win this time.  Strong international cred will certainly help.

Tickets priced €28.00 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers 00353 1 456 9569 – International customer

TICKETS

€28 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings from WaV).

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags upstairs from 11pm til late or you might even catch the end of Jaime Nanci and the Blue Boys in the front bar (9pm, Free).

WORDLEGS 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

WORDLEGS 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

As part of our third birthday celebrations, the team at wordlegs have organised a free literary event with a twist! We will host an afternoon of Speed Connecting for people to meet and hopefully make connections.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ AL SCORCH

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

AL SCORCH & HIS COUNTRY SOUL ENSEMBLE

Country / Americana / Post Punk  from Chicago, Illinois

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

7pm – FREE ENTRY

Grafting literate, character-driven song craft and Mid-American roots with a post-punk DIY attitude, Chicago-based songwriter, performer and instrumentalist Al Scorch charts a new musical topography with a five-string banjo.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ GRORG VIKTOR EMMANUEL

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

GRORG VIKTOR EMMANUEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

7pm – FREE ENTRY

Artist name: Georg Viktor Emmanuel

Genre: livelooping dub-rock –> stirring beats and elements of electro-, dubstep-, d’n’b, rock- and indie pop melting into songs from another world in a spheric way

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EASTER SONNTAG w/ breevil

EASTER SONNTAGS SPECIAL (FUNK/SOUL/DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

 

 

 

This Easter Sunday we will celebrate by Resurrecting some classic Hip Hop, Disco, Funk, Soul & House with breevil on the 1’s & 2’s in the Upstairs Venue of Whelans.

Free Entry Kicking off at 11.30pm and goin on til late, Boogie on up.

Guest MC – Jesus

Disclaimer – Jesus may not be there.

http://www.facebook.com/SonntagsDublin

Free in before 10:30

 

Expect to hear the likes of…

LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ RACKHOUSE PILFER

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

RACKHOUSE PILFER

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

Sunday 21st & 28th April + 19th & 26th May

7pm – FREE ENTRY

Rackhouse Pilfer are a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ RACKHOUSE PILFER

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

RACKHOUSE PILFER

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

19th & 26th May

7pm – FREE ENTRY

 

 

Rackhouse Pilfer are a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland.

Formed through lifelong musical friendships and bands ranging from folk and blues, to American country, traditional Irish music and even heavy metal. These early influences have brought the band to a radically distinctive sound and high octane performance on stage.

Along with original songs, the band performs bluegrass & folk songs, old-time country songs & reinterpretations of their favourite artists/music.

2013 opens with new audiences, new horizons, and new territories; Rackhouse Pilfer eagerly anticipate a busy calendar year with festivals and shows across Ireland and beyond.

Building on our success to date, we are looking forward to sharing our music with your audience, and help make this year as exciting for them as it is for us!

“Rackhouse Pilfer’s great energy and musicianship was one of the highlights of our show at Sligo Live. They’ll create a stir wherever they go”. – John Murray, The John Murray Show, RTE Radio 1

“We literally had to turn our punters away such were the large crowds that these guys drew. Currently a word of mouth phenomenon but not for long. The lads are the whole package; musically gifted, entertainers, incredibly professional and a delight to work with.” – Deirdre Melvin, Associate Producer, Sligo Live Festival 2012

“a fiery and exciting new band from Sligo, Rackhouse Pilfer’s music exudes energy and confidence making them a name to watch for” – John O’Regan, Music Journalist (writes freelance for FRoots magazine, Mojo & Irish Music Magazine)

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AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ RACKHOUSE PILFER

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

RACKHOUSE PILFER

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

Sunday 21st & 28th April + 19th & 26th May

7pm – FREE ENTRY

Rackhouse Pilfer are a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ RACKHOUSE PILFER

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

RACKHOUSE PILFER

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

Sunday 21st & 28th April + 19th & 26th May

7pm – FREE ENTRY

Rackhouse Pilfer are a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland.

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MODDI

Communion & Whelanslive.com present

MODDI

(Norway)

plus guests

LAURA SHEERAN

Pål Moddi Knutsev comes from the island of Senja in Northern Norway, where he grew up in the fishing village Medby. He made his musical debut at five on the local radio station (his mother was the show host), learned to play the trumpet at nine and started rapping at fourteen.

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CAMDEN CRAWL DUBLIN LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

We just can’t hold it in any longer! Whilst some of the most hyped homegrown artists have already been announced in recent weeks, anticipation has built for the unveiling of names that will be travelling from abroad to grace the stages of the second Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin on 3rd – 5th May 2013. So, without further adieu, we are pleased to disclose the International acts (plus some added Irish for good measure!) performing this year.

:HOUNDS: / THE ALTERED HOURS / AMATEUR BEST / AMATEUR HISTORIANS / ARROWS OF LOVE / BIG DEAL / THE BLACK LIPS / CONCRETE KNIVES / CROUPIER / DARKSTAR / DIRTY BEACHES / DOTT / FIONN REGAN / GALLOPS / GROUSE / HEATHERS / HOLY OTHER / KID CANAVERAL / LANTERNS ON THE LAKE / NO CEREMONY/// / OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS PAWS / THE PICTISH TRAIL / PRINCE RAMA / PVT / SCHOOL TOUR / SO COW / STUBBORN HEART / THREE TRAPPED TIGERS / TOBY KAAR / TROPICS / VERSECHORUSVERSE / WE WERE EVERGREEN / WIFE / YAWNING CHASM

Due to certain restrictions we are unable to announce a few high profile special guests until April, so watch this space for some very exciting announcements and additions just after Easter!

Thank you all so much for your support up to now, we can’t wait to see you at the festival! Share with your friends, tell your family, shout it at strangers if you have to! It’s gonna be savage!

THE SILVER SEAS

Aiken Promotions presents

THE SILVER SEAS

plus guests

“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

“At it’s best Chateau Revenge delights…. and the likes of What If It Isn’t Out There? and Somebody Said Your Name are just gorgeous” The Guardian

“This is uncurdled pop music, the kind of thing you could sprinkle on your dreams and eat with a spoon” The Word magazine

“The best band in the world!” Danny Baker

The Silver Seas’ Daniel Tashian and Jason Lehning were raised deep within the Nashville music scene. Tashian’s dad Barry was lead singer of the Boston-based, mid-sixties cult combo The Remains and subsequently toured with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Lehning’s dad Kyle is a well-respected country music producer and the former president of Asylum Records Nashville. While the young Lehning apprenticed behind the boards, Tashian was developing into a formidable singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Tashian, has a knack for creating instantly memorable melodies to pair with often plaintive lyrics, though he’s no show-off; his craftsmanship seems effortless, as if he just dashed off these sneakily addictive numbers in his spare time. Grammy-winning producer, arranger and keyboardist Jason Lehning doesn’t polish these songs to perfection because they sound gorgeous in nearly naked form.

“We’re a good team,” says Lehning. “We bring to each other what the other one doesn’t have. Daniel’s an incredibly spontaneous person and I’m an incredibly pragmatic person. When we work together, we get to be ourselves in a really good way. That makes a nice balance and it’s really enjoyable for me.”

Tickets go on sale Thursday 21st March priced €19.00 (including booking fee) available from www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers 00353 1 456 9569 – International customer

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TICKETS

€19 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

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).

GROOVE BAND COMPETITION (HEAT 2)

Whelanslive.com presents

Groove Festival ‘Whelan’s Stage’ Band Comeptition
with

EMPIRE SAINTS
CASH IS KING
THIRD SMOKE
ATTIC KNIGHTS

Doors 8pm | Free Entry

The Groove Festival is taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July and is set in the amazing Killruddery Estate situated between Bray and Greystones and right on the doorstep of Dublin, it’s a hassle free festival with an impressive line-up across Soul, Funk, Roots, R&B and Rock & Roll.

Whelan’s are proud to be hosting one of the stages at the festival and are running a competition for up and coming Irish bands to play at Groove. The band that shows the most promise in the heats will go on to the final in June where they will get the chance to fill a slot at the festival.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free before 11:30pm, €5 after] plus Late Bar.

LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ MIKEY & THE SCALLYWAGS

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

MIKEY & THE SCALLYWAGS

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

7pm – FREE ENTRY

Formed out of creative and financial necessity in June of 2010, Mikey and the Scallywags met on the streets of Galway and are still based on the west coast of Ireland. Renowned for their energetic and engaging live performances, the initial quartet of guitar, banjo, fiddle and double bass were joined by drums and keys to create a melodic and beat driven sound with elements of bluegrass, gypsy, hip-hop and swing.

Although a busking project initially, two months later they left the streets to perform at the Galway Arts festival 2010, followed a month later by their second gig at the Electric Picnic 2010. The Scallywags began touring all over Ireland and haven’t stopped since.

Now with two highly successful years under their belts, 1,500 copies of the Living in the Light Ep sold and a fortune spent on new tyres, the band are readying to record the follow up album and hit the road for the upcoming festival season. Stay tuned for a single and accompanying video release this April.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

LARSS VINCENT (THE WILDE)

LARSS VINCENT (THE WILDE)

plus guest

CONI T PONI

On Sunday, March 31st, Larss Vincent will play a headline show at Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin.

He will be joined by special guest Robbie Brennan on stage where he will perform acoustic versions of the tracks from his debut EP “I’m a man you don’t meet everyday” (May 2012) including a new batch of fresh songs and material.

TICKETS

€3

Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

GROOVE BAND COMPETITION

Whelanslive.com presents

Groove Festival ‘Whelan’s Stage’ Band Comeptition

with

GRACE WILDE
THE SCENES
RADIO ROOM
WILLOW SEE

Doors 8pm | Free Entry

The Groove Festival is taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July and is set in the amazing Killruddery Estate situated between Bray and Greystones and right on the doorstep of Dublin, it’s a hassle free festival with an impressive line-up across Soul, Funk, Roots, R&B and Rock & Roll.

Whelan’s are proud to be hosting one of the stages at the festival and are running a competition for up and coming Irish bands to play at Groove. The band that shows the most promise in the heats will go on to the final in June where they will get the chance to fill a slot at the festival.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free before 11:30pm, €5 after] plus Late Bar.

SONNTAGS @ The Parlour (Funk/Soul/Disco/House)

SONNTAGS ST.PATRICKS DAY SPECIAL (FUNK/DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

 

 

 

St.Patricks day sees the weekly clubnight Sonntags make it’s debut in the cosy surroundings of The Parlour Bar in Whelans. Kicking off at 11pm on the very top floor will be a mixture of Funk/Disco/House and everything inbetween.

http://www.facebook.com/SonntagsDublin

Free in before 10:30

 

Expect to hear the likes of…

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ + JEREMY HARDY

Whelanslive.com presents

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ

plus special guest & comedy legend – star of Radio 4’s ‘THE NEWS QUIZ’ & ‘MOCK THE WEEK’

JEREMY HARDY

WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL?!

Wobbly comedian and star of ‘EXTRAS’ & ‘RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS’ brings her hit show back to Dublin for one night only! What happens when you’re branded ‘abnormal’, in a world obsessed with normality?

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MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM

MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM

plus guests

Release new single ‘A Taste’ and announce Irish tour in April

It’s no revelation that hard work pays off and this year it is Motorcycle Display Team’s time to shine.

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ODDSOCKS REVIVAL – THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON EP LAUNCH

ODDSOCKS REVIVAL

[‘There’s something going on‘ EP Launch]

plus guests

SAL VITRO

Oddsocks are a Dublin based 4-piece who aspire to remember the importance of the elements that make for great music: melody, harmony and groove. They have developed their sound over the past 4 years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies and they describe this as their own style of Rhythm and Groove.

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ZEBRA w/ MORE THAN CONQUERORS, WYVERN LINGO & MORE

Whelanslive presents a new, exciting & exceedingly busy night…

ZEBRA

Every Thursday At Midnight

this week featuring

MORE THAN CONQUERORS
WYVERN LINGO
PRINCESS
TARA

+ CLUB ZEBRA DJs [main room]
+ LIVE VISUALS [everywhere]
+ DRINKS PROMOTIONS [everywhere]

TICKETS

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

***email zebra@whelanslive.com for free entry***

LAURA ELIZABETH HUGHES

LAURA ELIZABETH HUGHES

plus guests

Through uploading her home recorded cover versions from her bedroom in Dublin, Laura Elizabeth Hughes has gathered huge online interest from music fans around the world.

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GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA, NO MONSTER CLUB, GINNELS & CAVE GHOSTS

Popical Island presents

‘The Community Games’ Launch feat.

GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA
NO MONSTER CLUB
GINNELS
CAVE GHOSTS

8 ’til late

{If you plan on arriving after 10:30pm you’ll need to leave your name on the facebook event page so that you don’t have to pay into the Whelan’s club}

Confirm on facebook HERE

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The launch of ‘The Community Games’, an album containing new songs by Cave Ghosts, Ginnels, Grand Pocket Orchestra and No Monster Club. All four bands will be performing Upstairs in Whelan’s on the night.

The record will be released by Popical Island on 100 limited edition white label 12” LPs. Ten collectable covers will be available; each one featuring a different member of one of the bands.

THE FULL STORY

Grand Pocket Orchestra formed in Dublin in 2007, consisting of Paddy Hanna, Bronwyn Murphy-White, Mark Chester and Peter O’ Shea. With their unique ‘Fisher Price pop’ stylings, they attracted a whole load of plaudits, toured the world and wooed a lot of fans. One such fan was Bobby Aherne who went to so many of their shows that they decided they might as well just ask him to join. And so, on St. Patrick’s Day 2010, Grand Pocket Orchestra became a quintet.

Bobby also made his own music, using the name No Monster Club. In a sort of musical exchange, Paddy and Mark offered to become his live rhythm section, enabling them to tour Europe as a power pop trio. Their 2012 album ‘Dublin’ was dubbed the sixth best Irish album of the year by influential music blog Nialler9.

Meanwhile Mark was also recording his own solo material. Using the pseudonym ‘Ginnels’, he has thus far released three highly acclaimed records, the latest of which (double album ‘Crowns’) was selected as the fifth best album of last year by Totally Dublin. When he performs live, he is accompanied by Paddy and Bobby, as well as members of Squarehead and Tieranniesaur.

In 2012, after the release of their sophomore album ‘Ronald and Sylma’, Grand Pocket Orchestra replaced Toronto-bound drummer Maggie Fagan with Castleknock sticksmith Enda Canavan. Away from the drum stool, however, Enda was on bass-playing duties with harmonic summer popsters Cave Ghosts, alongside Jen Connell, Aoife O’Carra and Connor Walls. The first three songs ever recorded by Cave Ghosts are included here, highly accomplished and oozing sunshine.

As well as sharing a rehearsal room underneath Dublin city (where these twelve tracks were produced), all four bands share members. But despite their inextricable connection, the singular character of each project is remarkably evident on these songs; from the expansive garage pop of No Monster Club to Cave Ghosts’ reverb-laden beach lullabies, past the infectious plink-plonk indie rock of Grand Pocket Orchestra and on to Ginnels’ jangly noise jams.

This is the first time that all four groups (and all ten members) have been united on the same album.

TICKETS

€5 on the door or €10 w/ LP (while stocks last)

Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN

Old Flat Top presents

DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN

On Stage 9pm – No support

The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the 80’sand what set them apart from the other 10,000 groups who cranked their amps up to 11 was that their wild riffs and tanked cries came from a band that, from the start, understood it’s place in rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording.

The story starts in the early 80’s at Hedgen’s, a “country club for the spiritually impoverished and emotionally destitute” , as chief songwriter Baird would later identify it. Bassist Keith Christopher, Drummer Mauro Magellan and Guitarists Rick Richards and Dan Baird were playing on the Atlanta circuit in various bar bands such as the Hellhounds, the Brains and the Woodpeckers. These bands would gradually morph into the original Georgia Satellites.

#1 fan and road manager Kevin Jennings, sold an EP of early Satellites recordings to an independent UK record label, Making Waves and the EP, Keep The Faith, provoked an extraordinary reaction from the UK music press, which, in turn, woke up the previously indifferent stateside music industry. The stand-out track on the EP and most peoples introduction to the band was Keep Your Hands To Yourself which was swiftly culled from the bands eponymous debut major label release on Elektra and became a runaway grammy nominated hit, both LP and single only being kept off the respective #1 slot’s by Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and Living On A Prayer. A second hit single, Battleship Chains, solidified the LP’s platinum success.

Where the Satellites really earned their reputation though, was with their live shows. All those years of three sets a night, paid dividends as their live performances laid waste to audiences across the States and in particular Europe, which took the band to it’s collective heart, a love affair that continues to this day.

Two more Elektra LP’s, Open All Night and the remarkable Salvation And Sin, plus a track, Hippy Hippy Shake, on the Tom Cruise movie soundtrack, Cocktail, followed, but by the early 90’s, all those years of incessant touring had taken their toll and the band split.

Dan Baird forged a successful solo career with Rick Rubin’s Def American, scoring major hits with the album Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired and single I Love You Period. A second LP, the critically acclaimed Buffalo Nickel, followed and Dan also developed a career as a highly sought after producer.

Post Satellites Mauro played on both of Dan’s Def American albums before taking time out to raise a family and concentrate on his other interests. Keith had also returned to the fold for the Def American recordings and like Mauro played on both ‘Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired’ and ‘Buffalo Nickel’. After recording ‘Buffalo Nickel’, Keith went on to join Kenny Wayne Sheppard’s band and play on a multitude of sessions, including Ayo’s 2006 double platinum debut Joyful.

In 2001 Dan returned to live performance, with the Sofa Kings, a band that featured hot shot guitarist Ken McMahan. The shows producing the live album, Redneck Savant. Dan also found time to record and tour as part of the alt “supergroup”, The Yayhoos who also featured Keith Christopher and long time Dan sparring partner Terry Anderson. The Yayhoos line up is completed by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel. The foursome have released two albums to date, Fear Not The Obvious in 2002, following it in 2007 with Put The Hammer Down.

2003 saw the release of a compilation of Dan and Georgia Satellites unreleased gems – Out Of Mothballs – and Mauro put out an album with his other band The Crashers – Love School. Dan, Keith, Mauro and Ken hit the road for the first of a sucession of tours which were documented on the 2005 double live set – Feels So Good.

In 2007 the band decided to take some time off to concentrate on writing and to recharge their batteries. During this period, Ken had his first child and decided to spend some time at home. His legacy and importance to the band are stamped all over the live cd and dvd set – Fresh Out Of Georgia – which will stand as a worthy testament to his time with the band.

His replacement is none other than Warner E. Hodges, also guitarist extrodinaire with Nashville legends, Jason And The Scorchers. Warner is probably the only guitarist capable of matching Dan’s intensity chord for chord and proved to be the missing piece in the Homemade Sin jigsaw. Long term friends, Dan had co-produced Warner’s 2007 debut solo album – Centerline.

February 2008, Dan, Warner, Mauro and Keith embarked upon the recording of Homemade Sin’s debut studio album. Recorded in Nashville the fourteen tracks on ‘Dan Baird & Homemade Sin’ represent the first new Dan Baird studio album since ‘Buffalo Nickel’.

The album was released in Europe in May 2008 to rave reviews and was playlisted by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, an American release scheduled for 2009. Live audiences got to hear the new songs for the first time when Homemade Sin, joined the Quireboys on a highly successful package tour of the U.K. and Scandinavia. The band were back in Scandinavia once again in October with one veteran (and by all accounts highly jaded) music journalist giving the band a SIX out of FIVE star review and proclaiming the show to be the best gig he’d seen in over twenty years!

Can you give me an amen?

TICKETS

€18.25 incl booking fee available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

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).

HATEBREED

MCD.ie presents

HATEBREED

plus guests

ONLY FUMES & CORPSES

The New Haven, Connecticut-based Hatebreed got together in 1993 for the purpose of creating a “back to basics” hardcore band with heavy metallic guitars, screaming vocals, and 30-second songs. Consisting of Jamey Jasta (vocals), Lou “Boulder” Richards (guitar), Chris Beattie (bass), Sean Martin (guitar), and Rigg Ross (drums), Hatebreed had the chance to play throughout the East Coast while sharing the stage with the likes of Entombed, the Deftones, Slayer, and Napalm Death. By 1997, Victory Records released the quintet’s debut full-length, entitled Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire. The group signed with Stillborn/Republic/Universal for 2002’s Perseverance and 2003’s Rise of Brutality. Supremacy arrived on Roadrunner Records in 2006, featuring new guitarist Frank Novinec (who’d previously spent time playing with Ringworm, Terror, and Integrity). Guitarist Wayne Lozinak joined the band in 2008. The band released For the Lions, a covers album, in May of 2009, followed by a new self-titled studio album in September. The group’s sixth studio outing, The Divinity of Purpose, dropped in 2013.

Do not miss Hatebreed in Whelan’s on Tuesday 6th August. Tickets €23.00 includes booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets. Over 18’s – ID required.

TICKETS

On Sale Fri 15th Mar, 9am: €23 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER + WILLIAM TYLER

Whelanslive.com presents

a double headliner feat.

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

and

WILLIAM TYLER

plus guest

“Country-soul greatness… Poor Moon is a beautiful, accomplished record…” 4/5 Uncut

Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch. The pair previously recorded as the Court and Spark

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SHOVELS AND ROPE

Aiken Promotions presents

SHOVELS AND ROPE

plus guests

Shovels & Rope is a Charleston, South Carolina-based duo consisting of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. They perform as an energetic two-piece band, stirring up a righteous racket with two old guitars, a handful of harmonicas, the occasional keyboard

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ZEBRA KATZ

***THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON***

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

MCD.ie presents

ZEBRA KATZ

plus guests

Zebra Katz has just announced details of his debut headline Dublin show in Whelans on the 4th of June. Tickets 12 euro including booking fee on sale this Friday the 15th of March at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online from www.ticketmaster.ie and www.wavtickets.ie

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KAESHAMMER

THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED  – REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

KAESHAMMER

plus guest

Michael Kaeshammer has been called a triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. This combination that has earned the Canadian musician international critical acclaim and a loyal and growing fan base. But he doesn’t simply wow you, he invites you in and talks to you. A highly trained technician and writer and an incendiary piano player who is a consummate host on stage.

Michael’s recent release of the DVD “KAESHAMMERLIVE!” has earned him his latest JUNO Award nomination (Canada’s Grammy Awards) for ‘Best DVD Of The Year’. The DVD captured Michael and his band performing his live show on the road.

After meeting New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint at numerous festivals where both performers were featured over the years, Michael decided to take his band into the studio last December to record a tribute album to Allen Toussaint, one of his musical influences as a kid growing up in Germany. The CD entitled “TOUCH OF LOVE” will be released summer 2013.

TICKETS – CANCELLED

€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings).

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm

POLIÇA SOLD OUT

The POLIÇA gig on Saturday 23rd March is now SOLD OUT. High fives to everyone that got tickets, dunce hats to everyone that thought they’d get them on the night.

AFRICA UNITE

Whelanslive.com presents

AFRICA UNITE

plus guests

At the news of Bob Marley’s untimely death in 1981, musicians Bunna and Madaski formed a band and named it in honour of one of Marley’s best known, best loved songs- Africa Unite. Thirty years on, with 14 albums and hundreds of concerts under their belt, Africa Unite still tour Europe and their native Italy playing their own take on the music that holds an obsessional grip on all in its church Bunna and Madaski are no exception in this regard, since 1981 they’ve been devoted to the genre- dabbling occasionally in hip hop, funk and dubstep.

This eight piece line-up of vocals, two guitars, keys, sax, trumpet, bass and two percussionists has the full, rich range of the Caribbean sound at its heart. Their lyrics are often political, sometimes playful and sung both in English and their native Italian. Best known for their sunshine melodies, faultless groove and masterful production, Africa Unite have rightly earned a cult following on the European roots and reggae scene. They’ve recorded with the artists such as Kymani Marley, Alborosie, Princess Julianna, Sergent Garcia and are well respected by musicians and music lovers alike. But then this should come as no surprise as it’s fair to say that any act going strong for over 30 years is getting something right, and if reports of their live shows are anything to go by, that something is can be seen up close Monday 11th of April in the intimate settings of Whelan’s of Wexford Street.

TICKETS

€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)

SCULLION

Conor Byrne & Whelanslive.com present

SCULLION

plus guest

“Three decades equals a remarkable repertoire in Scullion’s world, most of it drawn from the creative genius of Condell, whose subtle lyricism and matchless melody lines bear scant kinship to anyone else on the planet”

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ZEBRA w/ DOGS, LEADERS OF MEN & MORE

Whelanslive presents the launch of a new, exciting & exceedingly busy night…

ZEBRA

Every Thursday At Midnight

Launch night for ZEBRA kicking off at 9pm!!!

this week featuring

DOGS
LEADERS OF MEN
TANDEM FELIX
FOX JAW BOUNTY HUNTERS
BADIS CLIQUE

+GUEST DJS
+ LIVE VISUALS
+ DRINKS PROMOTIONS

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

TICKETS

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

***email zebra@whelanslive.com for free entry***

THIRD SMOKE

THIRD SMOKE

plus guests

After a sold out Academy 2 show last April, Third Smoke look set to launch new single Peacock on April 11th. Third Smoke’s Peacock tour includes 4 dates across England along with the final date in Whelan’s.

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