Month: January 2015


Aiken Promotions Presents COURTNEY BARNETT plus guest FRASER A. GORMAN _ Main Venue _ Tickets priced €10 (incl booking) on sale Thursday Feb 5th @ 9am “One of 2015’s most clever albums. Barnett specializes in spinning seemingly mundane thoughts and events into sneakily hilarious stream-of-consciousness lyrics — sort of like a less cryptic… Read more »

JON ALLEN presents JON ALLEN plus guest CHRIS HAZE ^ Upstairs ^ Tickets available from Ticketmaster and €15 includes booking fee Jon Allen has a voice you don’t forget. Just ask Jools Holland, who demanded Jon appear on “Later…” after hearing him on the radio.


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. Geared towards the like minded Sunday revellers who don’t want to finish their weekend so early… Read more »


MONSTER MONSTER SINGLE LAUNCH plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ Monster Monster Single Release – I Am Yours Following their recent successes, Monster Monster release their new single, I Am Yours. This is the band’s favourite song and combines their love of songwriting with a sonic approach that lies somewhere between Sadé and Massive Attack.


HMV presents KODALINE ACOUSTIC 12pm doors – 1pm show – Over 12’s _ Main Venue _ HMV are delighted to announce that Kodaline will make a special appearance in Whelans performing a live acoustic set on Saturday 7th February @ 1pm If you would like to come along just buy Kodaline’s new album ‘Coming Up For Air’… Read more »

WILD PROMISES, POCKETS & ELM presents WILD PROMISES POCKETS ELM _ Main Venue _ —————————————————————————————————————————— WILD PROMISES “Most of the time it hits late at night, a thought that has been stirring for hours or even years, but never articulated.


EOIN GLACKIN MICKEY HARTE RACHAEL SAGE “in the round” ^ Upstairs ^ Eoin Glackin, Rachael Sage & Mickey Harte to play Whelan’s March 1st 2015 – Upstairs in a very special “in the round” show. Two of Ireland’s foremost singer songwriters, Dubliner Eoin Glackin and Donegal man Mickey Harte will join with New Yorker Rachael… Read more »

CRY MONSTER CRY (Album Launch)

CRY MONSTER CRY ALBUM LAUNCH plus guests BIGGLES FLYS AGAIN NICOLAS KLUZAK _ Main Venue _ To coincide with the release of their debut album “Rhythm of Dawn”, Dublin folk duo Cry Monster Cry have announced a date in Whelan’s of Wexford Street for Saturday 14th March. 


Aiken Promotions presents THE DEVIL MAKES THREE plus guests _ Main Venue _ Tickets €15 on sale now “raw folk, punk-tinged Southern blues and even amphetamine-fuelled jazz.” – Rolling Stone

SAILS presents SAILS plus guests PARTICIPANT & ELEPHANT _ Main Venue _ SAILS are a Dublin based band formed in early 2013. They create an ambient brand of chamber pop, with a heavy focus on vocal harmony and dynamics, incorporating additional brass and string arrangements and elements of electronic music