“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 Stephen Malkmus
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 whether you want to simply chill and talk nonsense in the heated smoking area or get your boogie on inside…
Curated each week by 3 resident DJ’s breevil, Basic Tone & James Kirwan to create that Sunday vibe and party atmosphere that is expected to top off the best of weekends.
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.
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 Sage for a very special “in the round” show upstairs in Whelan’s Dublin on Sunday March 1st 2015.
Following a busy end to 2014 promoting his latest single “Rain Finally Came”, Eoin will soon be heading for Germany for the release there of his album of the same name. Eoin has been making lots of new fans with many appearances on radio and online over the last few months including performances on The John Murray Show, Newstalk Breakfast and Joe Duffy’s Christmas Eve live show.
Hailing from New York Judy Collins has described Rachael Sage as “a great gift… of incredible talent and beauty,” while Billboard magazine reckons she is “the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present.”. Rachael will release her latest album “Blue Roses” on March 9th celebrating it’s launch in Ireland with this Whelan’s show.
Singer songwriter Mickey Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish contemporary music circuit for well over 10 years. Career achievements include multiple Platinum records, Meteor Awards, regular RTE TV appearances, plus hundreds of concerts for audiences large and small across Ireland as well as Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, The UK, The Netherlands, and the USA. Mickey’s latest album is “Forward to Reality” and his new single will be released at the start of March.
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
The Green Onions are a 4 piece Hammond driven funk and groove outfit from Dublin.
Expect to hear rude guitar riffs, greasy bass lines, stabbing Hammond Organ lines and thumping drums as The Green Onions deliver you a main meal of Booker T & the MG’s & The Meters, a side order of The Bees & Santana, featuring an amuse-bouche of Funkadelic, an extra portion of Billy Preston and to finish off, a desert of Neil Young
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).
J.P. Harris is the real deal. This isn’t your glam country music, with rhinestones and glitter. He’s an ex-gutter punk road warrior making down-home American honky tonk, the way it should be, from both the heart and the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
North Carolina hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured over here, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit.
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Hidden Agenda presents
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Hidden Agenda are very excited to bring you one of the UK’s truly most exciting and innovative artists to the stage of Whelans for an intimate live show on March 13th. DELS is the London based rapper who’s forward thinking and visceral music is signed to the Big Dada/Ninja Tune inprint alongside Young Fathers and Kate Tempest. Having worked with other artists such as Joe Goddard (Hot Chip/The 2 Bears), KWES and Mikachu to create a compelling and visual collection of songs since 2010 DELS has been a game changer on the UK rap scene. DELS will be playing live with his band to give the audience an experience that can almost be described as “Hip-hop that is more like New Order than The Roots”.
DELS album ‘Petals Have Fallen’ is out now via Big Dada/Ninja Tune.
It is an ultra-modern hip-hop masterpiece.
“I met most of the artists and producers that contributed to this album on MySpace back in 2005,” DELS remembers. We had a page called “Loners”, where myself and the likes of Kwes, Micachu, Ghostpoet, Sampha, Coby Sey, Elan Tamara were all featured – way before anybody knew who we were. We always said that we’d do a proper album together eventually. Petals Have Fallen is probably the closest thing to that collaborative album happening to date’ – DELS 2014
Rachel Sermanni has been casting spells across the world with her beautifully crafted folk-noir over the last four years. The Scottish singer has supported many marvels including John Grant, Fink, KT Tunstall, Stornoway, Rumer, Mumford and Sons, Ron Sexsmith and Elvis Costello and made appearances at some of the most revered festivals on the planet including Greenman, Cambridge Folk Fest, Wickerman, Calgary Folk Fest, Woodford Folk Fest, Iceland Airwaves and Dawson City Music festival where her new live album was recorded- Live in Dawson City.
“Really really something special. She’s amazing. Listen to her voice. Quite astonishing’Guy Garvey
‘her voice is an instrument of incredible purity’The Sunday Times
Tom Terrell will be bringing is debut self-titled record to Ireland.
Terrell has garnered an impressive amount of acclaim as the singer/songwriter and guitar player with Canadian roots supergroup, The Modern Grass. Terrell, along with his co-producer Karl Falkenham, was recently awarded Producer of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Folk.
Born and bred on the west coast of Canada and rooted in Nova Scotia since 2009, Terrell has spent the better part of the last 10 years on the road, traveling and playing music in Canada, the USA, Ireland, the UK, Mexico and India. Terrell sings, all gravel and gravity, in a style reminiscent of the vintage voices of the past. His debut album is a beautiful and haunting take on folk music. Recorded and co-produced by Juno award winning Karl Falkenham and mixed with renowned Canadian engineer Daniel Ledwell in Echo Lake, Nova Scotia.
We’re proud to announce the debut Irish performance of Irish Singer /Songwriter & Actress LISA LAMBE. Lambe’s debut album ‘Hiding Away ‘ releases February 6th in Ireland. Already receiving much acclaim, the album was recorded in Nashville with multi Grammy Award Winning musicians.
Within their configuration of electric guitars, percussion, synths and winds, Alarmist channel their combined backgrounds in post-rock, jazz, electronica and contemporary composition into a unique sound world that pits rhythmic intricacy and twisting melodies against hazy ambience and dense arrangements
Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson’s slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn’t yet kidnapped the country’s imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades…and nothing is better or worse right now than it’s ever been
“If you can catch him, you should…he reminds of this cat, Gram Parsons” -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2
“A voice like a young Tom Waits…Jarrod Dickenson’s songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for.” – No Depression
“An incredible talent” -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice…” -Country Music People (5 Star Review)
There exists a terrifying film called The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr, released in 1961. It’s based on a play of the same name, which in turn was an adaptation of Henry James’ novella The Turn Of The Screw.
We are delight to welcome English glam rock heroes The Darkness to Whelan’s on March 8th. The guitar gods will be road testing new material (and a new drummer) in front of an intimate crowd, so get your tickets early.
Seami O’Dowd Mary Black Cormac Breatnach Garvan Gallagher Charlie McGettigan Declan O’Rourke Ger Wolfe Sonny Condell Isabel Ní Chuireáin Alison O’Donnell Pat Crowley Bill Shanley House Band Gavin Ralston Fiachra Trench Tom Domican Aongus Ralston and others.
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Once the word got out that singer/songwriter Thom Moore was ill
Having just released his debut album ‘Tickly Teeth’, Samuel Vas-Y is gaining momentum as an original ‘singer song scribbler’. The record was produced by Windmill Lane Studios founder, Brian Masterson. Amongst the musicians involved on the album is Cathy Davey who sings a fun form of duet on the song ‘Creeping and Crawling’.
His song ‘Millionaire of Hours’ was released in South Korea under Rainbowtape Recordings and subsequently appears on an ad for major fashion label Comodo Square. It features American olympian / male model, Race Imboden.
Samuel’s boyhood in France brings influences of Latin music; from Tropicália to Freak-Folk, Serge Gainsbourg to Devendra Banhart, And of course French Samuel Arnold (aka Samuel Vas-Y)
The song entitled ‘Tickly Teeth’ (City Boy EP version), which has over 10,000 views on Youtube, was released on the album ‘Oscar the Hypno Dog: And Other Tails’ alongside the best of contemporary Irish musicians, such as Lisa Hannigan and Villagers. This led to numerous performances including the RTE Late Late Show, Ray D’Arcy Show, Global Village and Arena. The album reached number 4 on the Irish charts. This contact led to wonderful collaborations which Samuel was to work with in the making of his debut album.
Samuel Vas-Y is set to perform at many key events such as Youbloom, Castlepalooza and is playing support for Cathy Davey on her summer tour 2014. Its looking to be a promising year for the singer song scribbler.
Samuel’s music has been described as “an illustrative experience.”* The self-proclaimed singer song scribbler has a “lyrical style that seems to have his tongue slightly in his cheek. This isn’t another ‘oh poor me’ singer song-writer, Samuel let’s his quirks show and this sets him apart. Clever humour and lustrous lyrics”** are enveloped with a “minimal set-up and dreamy confident tone”. Different instruments are weaved into the songs, however, no piece ever becomes cluttered. Melodies are trusted to speak for themselves and simplicity is key.
“It’s hard to remember being as satisfied by recorded music as I was when listening to that Samuel Vas-Y album. […] It feels like actively engaging with music again”*** His music has been reviewed and blogged by an interesting variety of people, from fencers to drag queen, Panti. It attracts people from all sorts of backgrounds, there is not 1 particular type at his concerts. Serge Gainsbourg, Devendra Banhart, Prince, Kila & Oki, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Elvis, Andre 3000 have all inspired Samuel and his music.
€5 on the door
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).