Month: February 2015


THE LONGTAILS EP LAUNCH plus The Blood Red Mountain Band and The Dublin City Rounders. ^ Upstairs ^ The Longtails launch their debut EP Lindsay Road with support from The Blood Red Mountain Band and The Dublin City Rounders The Longtails are a Dublin based alt. folk band, combining influences from Folk, Blues, Traditional and Country… Read more »


DYLAN TIGHE / BRIAN MOONEY ^ Upstairs ^ Dublin singer-songwriter Dylan Tighe’s debut album Record was released in 2014 to widespread acclaim. The Sunday Times declared Dylan an “exquisite songwriter,” while RTÉ proclaimed the album “starkly brilliant” and “a deeply personal and deeply moving piece of work.” A radio play for RTÉ exploring songs from… Read more »


MIND RIOT plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ MIND RIOT come to play Whelan’s after after a blistering year that has seen the 4 piece Alt rockers from Cork rise to being one of the best new rock bands to emerge in Ireland.


DECLAN SINNOTT no support _ MAIN VENUE _ Declan Sinnott returns to Whelan’s on Sun 31st May accompanied by the beautiful voice of Vickie Keating.  He’ll be focusing on songs from his second solo album ‘Window on the World’ which will be released in April.  Declan first came to prominence back in 1970 with Horslips and has been… Read more »

ASH presents ASH plus support _ Main Venue _ NI rock icons Ash have announced details of a special live show at Whelan’s, Wexford Street on Sunday 7 June 2015. Tickets priced €20 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday, 20 June at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and Blazing out the blocks… Read more »

THE POP GROUP presents THE POP GROUP plus guest _ MAIN VENUE _ “Reclaiming a space that is always, somehow, one step ahead” The Wire 2015 “A glorious monstrosity of industrial dub and panicky pop.  These ballsy Bristolians are just as chaotic and system-defiling as they were when they first set the world on fire three decades… Read more »


SASHA McVEIGH & SONIA LEIGH plus support THE RISING ^ Upstairs ^ British singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh, and American singer/songwriter Sonia Leigh have been making an impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Now these two talented, female artists are joining forces for one, mega co-headline tour of the UK, Ireland and select dates in Europe…. Read more »


STAGEVILLE FOR SAM featuring NEV FLYNN AILBHE REDDY RUGGED WOOD LEADERS OF MEN BADGER HILL _ Main Venue _ After a hugely successful launch event, Stageville is back with another Charity Gig.


AMI GRADY plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ Ami Grady is back in Whelan’s on 23rd April previewing songs from her new album which is due out in September. Ami Grady is an Irish singer songwriter with a range of soulful, acoustic songs.


Hidden Agenda presents TOPS (Arbutus/CA) plus guest _ Main Venue _ Tickets available from ticketmaster and ticketABC: —————————————————————————— TOPS are a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Their new record, Picture You Staring, is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs.