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Month: May 2015

SONNTAGS (DJs)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE)

[EVERY SUNDAY 11PM TIL LATE]

Upstairs @ Whelan’s

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.

Expect to hear the likes of…

THE NEEDABLES (EP Launch)

THE NEEDABLES

EP LAUNCH

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

The Needables celebrate the release of their new EP ‘Tales From The Fish Tank’ upstairs in Whelan’s on 19 June 2015. The EP which includes their No 1 Country iTunes Chart hit ‘Bringing It Home’ and their charity single in aid of the Laura Brenan Trust

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SAL VITRO

SAL VITRO

plus guests

THE SHADES

KICKING BIRD

_ Main Venue _

“A truly knockout debut” – Louise Molony, Kerrang! Radio

Having upped sticks from the Emerald Isle to hustle their brand of low-slung Rock’n’Roll under the lights of London, Sal Vitro now unveil their first single ‘Wear it Out’, released May 25th on IRL.

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SUB MOTION

SUB MOTION

plus guest

LUNA LUNA

^ Upstairs ^

Like many exciting bands, Sub Motion was formed in 2009 whilst the members were still at school. So with few distractions (apart from homework) they worked together to begin to find their now well established, core, full bodied modern rock sound.

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SCOTT MAHER (Album Launch)

SCOTT MAHER

“Butterfly” Album Launch

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

Scott Maher NEW ALBUM “Butterfly”

“I am releasing my 3rd studio album “Butterfly” on the July 24th 2015. This album is a very different sound as every song on the album is based around the nylon string guitar and the double bass with punctuated brass.

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CC BREZ (EP Launch)

CC BREZ

“Her Alibi” EP Launch

plus guest 

^ Upstairs ^

The next CC BREZ show is happening in Whelan’s, Dublin on June 18th. The first EP entitled “HER ALIBI” will be meeting you at the door. The EP includes the title single and 3 tracks from the forth coming debut album. Full band show!

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RYLEY WALKER

Skinny Wolves presents

RYLEY WALKER

(USA, Dead Oceans)

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the True American Guitar Player. That’s as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or as to the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop.

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PINHOLE

PINHOLE

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

Following their appearance on Other Voices 2014 Pinhole immediately went to ground to forge their debut EP. After months of intensive work in their laboratory they now emerge, holding aloft their brand new DEBUT EP

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NIAMH CROWTHER

NIAMH CROWTHER

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

Little by Little is the follow up to “Origins” from Irish singer songwriter Niamh Crowther.

Recorded in Windmill Lane by Colm Finnegan and mixed by Tim Martin (Tim’s previous credits include The Corrs, Declan O’Rourke et al.)

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THE JIGSAW JAM

THE JIGSAW JAM

plus guest

KEITH O’BRIEN

^ Upstairs ^

The Jigsaw Jam launch their long awaited second EP ‘Somewhere Between Lost and Found’ in the intimate surrounding of the upstairs venue of Whelans. With a diverse mix of contemporary folk and pop songs this launch night is a gig not to be missed.

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MARC O’REILLY (Solo) & CIARAN LAVERY (Solo)

Whelanslive.com presents

Double bill with:

MARC O’REILLY (Solo)

CIARAN LAVERY (Solo)

plus guest

DERMOT KENNEDY

^ Upstairs ^

Tickets €10 incl bkg fee from whelanslive.com or locall 1890200078

An intriguing double bill, a chance to check out two of Ireland’s finest singer/songwriter’s. Both have highly acclaimed releases under their belts. A little about each act:

MARC O’REILLY

http://www.marcoreillymusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/marcoreillymusic

Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly will release his new album ‘Human Herdings’ on 28th March’14.

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘My Friend Marx’ in 2011, Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.

2013 saw Marc tour all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters and squeezing in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.

His alter-ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro-pop duo ‘R’, recently receieved excellent radio support for their debut single ‘Change’ from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul Mcloone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart.

As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullum Show on BBC Radio 2.

‘The best Irish release in the last 5 years 12/12 ‘ – 2UIBestow

‘Captivating, 9/10′ – The Last Mix Tape

‘Borders on being a work of genius’ – FATEA Magazine

‘Album of the Week’ – Dan Hegarty (2fm)

‘Utterly brilliant’ – Paul McLoone (Today FM)

‘Spectacular talent’ – Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)

5***** – Rootstime

4**** – The Irish Times

4**** – Written in Music

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CIARAN LAVERY

http://www.ciaranlaverymusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/ciaranlaverymusic
https://twitter.com/ciaran_lavery

Ciaran has already racked up over 11 MILLION plays on Spotify, this is unprecedented for such a new artist.

You might be asking how can this be, when his other social stats are quite modest? The answer is really quite simple, he has great songs, people have added them to playlists on Spotify which have been listened to and then added to more playlists and so on and so on.

Ciaran Lavery found his musical voice through the simplest of means “…listening to old 80s singles on my sister’s record player.” Cutting his young teeth in various (often noisier) incarnations over the last decade – that voice is now as soothing as it is timeless. Ciaran crafts heart-on-sleeve acoustic pop in the vein of ‘29’-era Ryan Adams; full of passion and meaning, “I come from a tiny village; you could literally drive through Aghagallon in thirty seconds, but it’s jam packed full of characters and real, genuine people. It’s the type of place where if you’re being an idiot someone will tell you. That’s just how the environment was. I guess that sort of honesty comes out in my music.”

“It’s sound of a songwriter who’s very very in touch with his own ability and comfortable in his own skin.” – Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1

“Lavery’s songwriting is nothing short of remarkable. His most recent EP is his best yet, bursting with can’t-be-faked honesty and emotion” – Hot Press

“strong, crafted, hugely engaging songwriting” – Jim Carroll, Irish Times

“One To Watch” – Irish Independent

“it remains a fact: Lavery is very easily in the top three greatest songsmiths in the country, if not the most naturally-gifted Northern Irish voices of his generation” – The Thin Air

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DERMOT KENNEDY

http://www.dermotkennedymusic.com

 

TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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).

JUAN WAUTERS (USA) + NO MONSTER CLUB

Whelanslive.com presents

JUAN WAUTERS

(CAPTURED TRACKS/USA)

plus special guest

NO MONSTER CLUB

^ Upstairs ^

Over ten years ago, a teenage Juan Wauters came to New York from Uruguay. Quickly after his arrival to the Big Apple, he turned to music to take control of the loneliness that came with his new surroundings. However, his isolation didn’t last long as he formed The Beets with newly made friends in his neighborhood, Jackson Heights. The Beets became known throughout the city with Spit On The Face Of People Who Don’t Want To Be Cool, the first LP released on Captured Tracks in 2009. The band continued to release numerous records and toured the United States extensively. As the Beets began to slow down in 2012, Juan had more to say and in 2014 Juan returned to Captured Tracks to release his debut solo album, N.A.P. North American Poetry.

Who Me? is the next chapter in the ongoing story of Juan Wauters. Whereas his debut solo record was recorded casually over the course of one year, his sophomore album was crafted in under two weeks at Future Apple Tree in Rock Island, Illinois. Inspired by both the arrangements of Uruguayan songwriter Jaime Roos and the production of American master Dr. Dre, this collection of songs presents his continued approach to existential questioning through pop music. Tracks like “She Might Get Shot” and “I Was Well,” which may seem like wisdom addressed to the listener, are in fact part of Juan’s reciprocal process of self-actualization through songwriting and performing. Bringing new sounds to his repertoire, “This Is I” and “Through That Red” add a spiritual tone with ethereal string arrangements. Juan’s voice – which has risen to the forefront of his music since his first recordings with The Beets – intensifies with added nuance.

Despite the expansion musically, one thing stays the same: Juan continues to find inspiration in his everyday life. Familiar themes – 90s hip hop, and, of course, his beloved Queens, NY – are still prevalent here and the cover of Who Me?, which was shot on the Queensboro Bridge that goes from midtown Manhattan into the neighborhood that gave us Nas, represents his home borough with the pride we’ve come to expect from Juan. The album’s title refers to catchphrase by regular Howard Stern “Wack Pack” member Beetlejuice, a radio show that Juan religiously has been listening to for years. The other thing that hasn’t changed: expect to see Juan playing soon, as he continues to tour the world in support of his second solo record.

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NO MONSTER CLUB

https://www.facebook.com/nomonsterclub
http://www.nomonsterclub.com

My name is Bobby and I live in Dublin, Ireland. No Monster Club is what I call the stuff that I’ve been doing since 2010. Before that, I used the name ‘Dublin Duck Dispensary’. I’ve released music with labels like Mirror Universe (USA), Already Dead (USA), Popical Island (IRL), Mia Cameretta (IT), CF Records (NI), Cool For Cats (UK), Rack and Ruin (NL) & Masses (AUS).

Live and on record, I’m often joined by my pals Mark Chester (Ginnels) & Paddy Hanna (Grand Pocket Orchestra).

In various incarnations, No Monster Club has performed across Ireland, England, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland & the USA. We’ve also played second fiddle to bands like The Polyphonic Spree, Wavves, HEALTH, Girls Names, Jeffrey Lewis, Ariel Pink, Abe Vigoda & Jeff the Brotherhood.

It’s all a lot of fun, you see.

TICKETS

€13.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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).

REFLEKTOR w/ TADGH + NEGITIVE EQUITY

REFLEKTOR

Inide & Alternative Dance Party – Every Thursday

this week featuring

TADGH + NEGITIVE EQUITY

22:30-03:00 | Bands Upstairs | DJs Downstairs

Want free entry? Comment “Reflektor” on this page and share the event!

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TADGH

https://www.facebook.com/TADGHOfficial

TADGH is a 21 year old pop artist from Dublin. After beginning to play the guitar, the young musician began writing his own material at the age of 14. Gaining experience through playing in different bands, TADGH quickly learned the ropes of the Irish music scene. He then decided to go solo just before leaving school to go on and pursue a degree in Commercial Modern Music in BIMM Dublin. Since then, TADGH has been working on fresh material and has been working on developing his own unique style. His music channels many different influences and genres such as; Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, and R&B. This young man is surely one to watch out for.

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NEGITIVE EQUITY

http://negativeequity.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Negative-Equity/133846040020745

Negative Equity are an Alternative/Indie/Rock band from Dublin who are influenced by the likes of The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, The Hold Steady, Queens Of The Stone Age, Muse, cornershop, blur,Red Hot Chili Peppers, foo fighters . The band was set up by Chris Curran and Ian Harper in February 2011 for a charity gig in aid of Uganda. The gig went well and the band decided to continue on. They currently have an EP on soundcloud called ‘Hazy Days’ which you can check out below.

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Also upstairs we’ll have our resident DJ on before and after the band, playing the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Naked and Famous, Gorillaz, etc

We’ll also be taking over the front bar in Whelan’s where our DJs will be playing everything from classic pop to old school jams. Expect all your favourites from 80s, 90s and 00s! Think the best house party playlist you can imagine and that’s the vibe!

If you’re in a band and would be interested in playing Reflektor get in touch! HERE

Follow us on Instagram for ticket giveaways @ReflektorDublin

TICKETS

Free entry before 10:30pm or sign up for guest list HERE – €5 entry all night.

JESS & THE BANDITS

Aiken Promotions presents

JESS & THE BANDITS

plus guest

NA FIANNA
THE RISING

^ Upstairs ^

Country music really is a powerful thing. It unites fans, and it brings bands together too. Jess and the Bandits are the living proof.

Frontwoman Jessica Clemmons, the singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas with the big voice and the warm personality

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MAMA MARTIN (EP LAUNCH)

MAMA MARTIN

EP LAUNCH

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

To celebrate the launch of Mama Martin’s debut EP, they will be holding a charity event for the “Let’s do it for Zaki” find upstairs in Whelan’s, Wexford St on the 24th May 2015.

Please come along and support – Great night promised!!

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Zake Djellabi is an eight year old boy with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia with Ataxia and Dysarthria.

We need your help

Contact carmeltd@gmail.com for more info.

TICKETS

€5 w/ free EP available 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).

FRANK YAMMA

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Whelanslive.com presents

FRANK YAMMA

THE VOICE OF AUSTRALIA’S CENTRAL DESERT

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

Live at Whelan’s on Wednesday 24 June

Tickets €15 incl bkg fee from whelanslive.com locall 1890200078

Frank Yamma is the voice of Australia’s Central Desert striking a chord in hearts all over the world.

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AARON ANTHONY (Single Launch)

AARON ANTHONY

‘Before I Go’ Single Launch

plus special guest

^ Upstairs ^

Aaron Anthony is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the heart of Dublin, Ireland. His debut solo performance was none other than The Olympia Theatre. Opening the night for ‘The Last Waltz’ live has marked him a huge presence in the songwriting world

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CHRIS KENT – STOP STALLING

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Lisa Richards & Whelanslive.com presents

CHRIS KENT

STOP STALLING (Work in Progress)

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

Chris questions whether he’s still chasing his dream, or just too lazy to get a proper job. Recently married, Chris resents adulthood, and fears if there is an afterlife, he might not fit in…

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Music to Help the Homeless: HUDSON TAYLOR + More

Man in Hat, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul & Inner City Helping Homeless present

MUSIC TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE

WHOPPER Irish Music Auction

featuring

HUDSON TAYLOR
GAVIN GLASS & THE NEW SHAKERS
CRY MONSTER CRY
CAROL KEOGH & THE CITY FATHERS
DYLAN TIGHE
BARRY JAY HUGHES

More surprises to be announce

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Facebook event

Man in Hat, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, and Inner City Helping Homeless will host a giant auction

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SALES

Whelanslive.com presents

SALES

(USA)

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

Whelans Live are thrilled to present American pop newcomers SALES to Whelans, Upstairs on Sunday, October 18th. This two piece consists of wonderfully sweet lead vocals from Lauren, paired with head spinning hooks from Jordan on guitar and electronics.

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KAISER ARCHITEKT

KAISER ARCHITEKT

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

Kaiser Architekt is an all new international Espionage Pop-Rock band.

The group is distinguished by their adherence to 1960s fashion and Cold War espionage technology.

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DISSENSION RISING

DISSENSION RISING

plus guest

SKOPE

^ Upstairs ^

Dissension Rising is an up and coming energetic Irish Rock Band. This will be their last Dublin show before they head to the USA with the “Sacerd Souls Stand Up Tour”.

Currently they are busy writing their Original material for their up coming EP, which although Rock has undertones of Blues.

Their Recent Release “Heaven Knows She’s Tried” was written by band members Vocalist Danni Carroll (Lyrics) and Lead Guitarist Keith Garrett (Music).

The Song was written to help create Awareness of Mental Health in young people and has a strong message, “you are not alone”.
Danni and Keith drew from their own experiences of Mental Health having battled their own Demons with Depression and Anxiety.

The Rockin sound of Dissension Rising is made up of five Musicians.

Vocalist, Danni Carroll originally from Dublin but now living in Kildare. Danni has an expressive voice with wonderful tones. Danni has a Family background in Music, her Mom Dorothea (Dee), her Uncle Danny (a Drummer who lives in LA and still gigging) and Grandfather Danny were both involved in the business since the 50s.
Danni has sang with other bands prior to forming Dissension Rising with Keith Garrett.

Lead Guitarist, Keith Garrett originally from Dublin now living in Kildare. Keith got hid love of Music from his Mom Hilary’s family. His maternal Grandmother was an accomplished Pianist and his Uncles still Musicians today. Keith has gleaned a reputation within the business for his guitar work and has played and recorded with other bands.

On Bass there is Va Lentas who hails from Lithuania. Va previously played with an AC/DC Covers band in Lithuania. He has a Rockin Funky sound to his Bass and his energy on stage is evident to everyone.

Dissension Rising’s Mr. Stix is Will Vara who comes from San Francisco but now lives in Dublin. Will has much experience, having played with great bands in the US. Will is an amazingly talented Drummer with great beats.

Finally 2nd Lead/ Rhythm is in the form of Rob Higgins. Rob also an AC/DC player. though the quiet man of the Band he certainly doesnt lack a Rockin style and a quiet confidance. Rob and Danni have previously played together with another band so are not stranger.

Together these Amazing Musicians form a band destined for the big time…..Dissension Rising.

Currently Gigging throughout Ireland, in July Dissension Rising will be Joining “Sacred Souls” on The Stand Up for what you Believe Tour in the USA, where they will be on Tour from July to August, Gigging in Kentucky for 4th of July, Independance Day following this in August the are Performing in France.

Dissension Rising look after each other both on stage and off, because Dissension Rising are not just a Band they are a Family.

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SKOPE

https://www.facebook.com/skopeofficialmusic

Skope are a three piece band from Dublin.

David Core, Lee Frayne and SOF.

The band formed in Mid 2014 and since then the band has played on Irish Radio and Played some of the top venues in Dublin. The band are currently finishing up there Debut Ep ‘ late for your own Funeral’ which was recorded in windmill lane studios.. They are working towards becoming a prominent name in The music industry

TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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).

SILENT INTERLUDE (EP Launch)

SILENT INTERLUDE

EP LAUNCH

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

Silent Interlude are an Indie Ambient band based in Dublin. Formed in 2014 the band are breaking new ground by combining elements from genres including Indie Rock, Soft Rock, Alternative and Ambient to create a unique sound.

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NIGHT HOWL w/ ELEVATION FALLS & GOOD TIME VILLAINS

Pickled Onion Records presents

ELEVATION FALLS & GOOD TIME VILLAINS

Sign up for guest list HERE

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

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Night Howl returns on Saturday the 23rd of May with Elevation Falls and Good Time Villains!
 

ELEVATION FALLS

https://www.facebook.com/ElevationFalls

Elevation Falls are a 5 piece band from Dublin.

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GOOD TIME VILLAINS

https://www.facebook.com/goodtimevillains

Good Time Villains are an Indie Folk band from Dublin.

Check them out here

TICKETS

Sign up for guest list HERE

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

CHUCK PROPHET

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Whelanslive.com in association with Sunshine 106.8 presents

CHUCK PROPHET

plus special guest

KICKING BIRD

^ Upstairs ^

“…a minor god in the roots-rock pantheon—a sharp, prolific singer-songwriter who always seems to have a new batch of tunes ready to go.” — The Washington Post

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RACHAEL LAVELLE

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RACHAEL LAVELLE

plus guests

MAEVE & QUINN

^ Upstairs ^

“Dublin-based singer whose track “Ecstasy” is full of spry, agile, impressive vocal panache.…this is a performer and writer with oodles of potential.”– Jim Carroll, On The Record, The Irish Times

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PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN

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Whelanslive.com presents

PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

WINNERS – BEST DUO in BBC FOLK AWARDS 2014

A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity

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OWEN VAHEY

OWEN VAHEY

“Cross Winds” EP LAUNCH

plus guests

^ Upstairs ^

Hot on the heels of last years’ standout debut ‘Other Places’, Dublin based Singer Songwriter Owen Vahey is set to release his second EP ‘Cross Winds’ on June 13th upstairs in Whelans. Featuring a dynamic range of textured sounds

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NEON ATLAS

NEON ATLAS

plus guest

ADMISSION

^ Upstairs ^

Twenty-fourteen was a busy year for Cork band Neon Atlas. Their debut album Absolute Magnitude recorded with renowned producer Ciaran O’Shea (Cyclefly) has enjoyed storming reviews. The band have recently returned from BBC studios in London where they performed a prestigious live session to over 3 million people

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AINE DUFFY

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AINE DUFFY

plus special guest

^ Upstairs ^

Áine Duffy, Cork-bred, globe-trotting tunesmith offers an intriguing taster of her full length album With Bells On. Flirting with rock, funk, soul and more, it’s topped off with the multi-instrumentalist’s unmistakable, scale-busting croon; while the stabbing guitars add some welcome sizzle to proceedings.

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RANDOLF AND THE CROKERS (EP Launch)

RANDOLF AND THE CROKERS

“Conversation Amongst the Ruins” EP Launch

plus guests

AMANO

^ Upstairs ^

Night four of our debut EP tour brings us to Dublin to play the amazing Whelanslive . Very excited to play this venue and share our music with our Dublin friends.

Support from the wonderful Amano

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Randolf & The Crokers are Shane Storan, Clare O’Brien, Shay Peters ,Jarlath Byrne , Dane Staunton & Keith Kelly from Limerick City. The six piece which comprises of Guitar/Lead Vocals , Piano/Lead Vocal , Drums, Rhythm/Electric Guitar, Bass & Harmonica . A description of the sound would be ‘sweet indie blues’, The band are in operation since the end of 2011 and were featured on the limerick compilation album ‘The New Reindeer Age’ back in December 2011 with a track entitled ‘Carry On’.

Most of 2012 was spent recording a debut album which is nearly ready for public ears. The band decided to climb out of the studio during the last two months of 2012 which saw us supporting ‘Mark Geary’ in Dolans Warehouse in November and supporting ‘Moscow Metro’ in Dolans in December.

2013 has been spent gigging a lot with many support slots supporting the likes of Protobaby, Hermitage Green , Julie Hawk , Milkbaby, Animal Beats , John Blek & The Rats & Moscow Metro. Couple of great headline gigs thrown in along the way too. During the year we won the 2013/2014 UL Battle of the bands seeing off some great competition.
2014 again has been busy gigging supporting the likes of O Emperor and The Lost Brothers plus we have been recording our debut EP throughout the year and hope to have a release in early 2015. We also hope to have our debut single and video out in the coming weeks.

TICKETS

€5 available on the door.

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).

THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES

THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES

plus support

IN THEIR THOUSANDS

^ Upstairs ^

It’s a goddamn Northwest takeover motherflippers! Come shake your bones with The Wood Burning Savages & In Their Thousands.

€5 ENTRY | DOORS FROM 8PM | FRI 15TH MAY

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REFLEKTOR w/ KARLA CHUBB

REFLEKTOR

Inide & Alternative Dance Party – Every Thursday

this week featuring

KARLA CHUBB

22:30-03:00 | Bands Upstairs | DJs Downstairs

Want free entry? Comment “Reflektor” on this page and share the event!

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With exams finishing up what better way to celebrate than with us at Reflektor. Our mix of live music & Resident Djs all for just 5 euro entry all night! You can expect everything from Hotchip, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Caribou, The Chemical Brothers & much more!

KARLA CHUBB

https://www.facebook.com/karlachubbmusic

Karla Chubb, an emerging singer-songwriter from Dublin, combines a unique voice and eclectic style to deliver energetic and powerful performances.

Combining emotive lyrics and booming acoustics, she has the ability to captivate and envelop an audience.

A contestant on The Voice of Ireland and live performer in some of Dublin’s top music venues, she has been described as a natural, charismatic performer with a haunting and husky sound.

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Also upstairs we’ll have our resident DJ on before and after the band, playing the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Naked and Famous, Gorillaz, etc

We’ll also be taking over the front bar in Whelan’s where our DJs will be playing everything from classic pop to old school jams. Expect all your favourites from 80s, 90s and 00s! Think the best house party playlist you can imagine and that’s the vibe!

If you’re in a band and would be interested in playing Reflektor get in touch! HERE

Follow us on Instagram for ticket giveaways @ReflektorDublin

TICKETS

Free entry before 10:30pm or sign up for guest list HERE

REFLEKTOR – END OF EXAM SPECIAL

REFLEKTOR

Inide & Alternative Dance Party – Every Thursday

this week

END OF EXAM SPECIAL

22:30-03:00 | Bands Upstairs | DJs Downstairs

Want free entry? Comment “Reflektor” on this page and share the event!

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The energy in Whelans last week was fantastic! Big thanks to The Fontaines & League of Nation!

This week we have our residents playing the best mix of alternative music across two flooors!

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Also upstairs we’ll have our resident DJ on before and after the band, playing the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Naked and Famous, Gorillaz, etc

We’ll also be taking over the front bar in Whelan’s where our DJs will be playing everything from classic pop to old school jams. Expect all your favourites from 80s, 90s and 00s! Think the best house party playlist you can imagine and that’s the vibe!

If you’re in a band and would be interested in playing Reflektor get in touch! HERE

Follow us on Instagram for ticket giveaways @ReflektorDublin

TICKETS

Free entry before 10:30pm or sign up for guest list HERE

DISCOPUNKS

free-entry-butto

DISCOPUNKS

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

* Doors 9:30pm *

TICKETS

FREE ENTRY

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

AFTER THE GIG

Indie & Alternative Dance Party: REFLEKTOR – €5 Entry or Guest List HERE | 2 Floors of Music | DJs Downstairs | Live Music Upstairs | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am

FIGHT LIKE APES (MATINEE)

HMV presents

FIGHT LIKE APES

– Matinee Show, 2:30pm –

Fight Like Apes, one of the absolute best live acts in the country, have teamed up with HMV to play a matinee show in Upstairs in Whelan’s on Saturday 16th May at 2pm.

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DANIEL SLOSS – DARK

Aiken Promotions presents

DANIEL SLOSS

– DARK –

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

Don’t miss the smash-hit new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox at Whelan’s this November!

Daniel’s sold out 7 consecutive Edinburgh Fringe seasons

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VALENTINO IS DEAD

VALENTINO IS DEAD

Single release “Up Your Anti”

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

Valentino Turns up the Anti

Power Punk High Energy 3 Piece Rock Band Valentino is Dead release their EXPLOSIVE new single ‘Up Your Anti’ (iTunes & CD) at Whelan’s Dublin, Thursday 11th June. This power grunge -trio from Drogheda

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RACHAEL YAMAGATA

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED

REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

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Whelanslive.com presents

US-Singer/Songwriter

RACHAEL YAMAGATA

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

We delighted to have Rachael Yamagata back in Whelan’s on Wed 16th Sept. Tickets €16.50 are on sale now from Whelanslive.com or locall 1890 200 078

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strong songs – strong woman – strong voice

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THE MATTHEWS

THE MATTHEWS

plus guests

^ Upstairs ^

The Matthews are set to release their stunning debut LA EP in the coming months.

The Sessions were produced by Warren Huart, who has also worked extensively with Aerosmith

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ YES SUNSHINE (UK) & THE STILL TIDE (USA)

featuring –

YES SUNSHINE (UK)

plus guest

THE STILL TIDE (USA)

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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YES SUNSHINE (UK)

https://www.facebook.com/YesSunshine
http://www.yes-sunshine.co.uk

Yes Sunshine are a five piece band from Coventry,England.

Formed in the spring of 2013, there distinctive sound, is created from indie, rock and punk influences.

NME “A twin guitar assault that’s very reminiscent of early Strokes”.

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THE STILL TIDE (USA)

https://www.facebook.com/TheStillTide
http://www.thestilltide.com

Having left behind New York City’s jagged cityscape for the mountains of Denver’s skyline, indie rock trio The Still Tide has at last found a place to call home. Written and recorded in the aftermath of the move, their new EP Half Empty Rooms refracts the grit and urgency of city life through the lens of Colorado’s clean air and open space, creating a sound that occupies the liminal area between folk song and shoegaze, aspen trees and streetlights. Since the release of their last record, Tinder, the band has been busy working on new songs and developing the rich and dynamic palette of tones that has captivated their new fans. Joined by her longstanding bandmates Jacob Miller (Anthony Ruptak, The Kissing Club) and Aaron Latos (James Fearnley, These United States, Karl Berger) on this four track release, songwriter and lead vocalist Anna Morsett (Ark Life, Kaki King, These United States) carries listeners through a humbling search not just for a place to hang her hat, but also her heart.

Since their departure from NYC, they’ve shared stages with Kaki King, John Vanderslice, Angel Olsen and Pure Bathing Culture among many others and have been featured on Colorado Public Radio’s Open Air live studio sessions. Playing what Pueblo PULP has called “bar music for space cowboys” and striking what Blurt Online described as “… a little sweet spot where indie rock, shoegaze and folk rock all intersect” the band has certainly come into their own and are looking forward to the busy year ahead. Following their album release and tour kick-off show at Syntax Physic Opera in Denver on March 27th 2015, the group will be taking their new songs and seasoned, luminous sound on the road, touring throughout the United States and Europe this spring and summer.

TICKETS

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

THE VALVES & THE GET UP

THE VALVES

plus guest

THE GET UP

^ Upstairs ^

THE VALVES are an up incoming band from the east coast of meath in a place called Bettystown. The members of the band are Glenn Mckeon, Jake Mc Guinness, Aaron Marry and Robert Brown. They are a four piece band that consists of vocals/ guitar, lead guitar, Bass and drums. They are an alternative rock/pop band. They started out in a shed of one of the band members house and now they are playing such places as McPhails, The Neptune Beach Bar and Flame festival among many more to come such as Vicar street. They have also stared on Dublin City fm and a pilot show called Ed’s Open Mic Night. After 3 years writing they are now settling in to the studio to record and produce their first E.P called HER which is to be released summer 2015.

TICKETS

 €tbc available on the door

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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

AFTER THE GIG

Indie & Alternative Dance Party: REFLEKTOR – €5 Entry or Guest List HERE | 2 Floors of Music | DJs Downstairs | Live Music Upstairs | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am

REFLEKTOR w/ LEAGUE OF NATION + THE FONTAINES

REFLEKTOR

Inide & Alternative Dance Party – Every Thursday

this week featuring

LEAGUE OF NATION + THE FONTAINES

22:30-03:00 | Bands Upstairs | DJs Downstairs

Want free entry? Comment “Reflektor” on this page and share the event!

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We’ve got a cracking line up for the 11th edition of Reflektor @ Whelan’s with The Fontaines, along with the return of League of Nation. We’ve no doubt that this will be one of the best nights we’ve had so far with stellar performances on show from both bands!

THE FONTAINES

https://www.facebook.com/fontainesband

The Fontaines are a five-piece, Dublin based band influenced by 80’s British Alternative and Rock n’ Roll. With over 4000 plays on Soundcloud and the plan to release an EP in 2015, these guys are rapidly making waves on the Irish music scene. We’re delighted to welcome them to the upstairs stage at Whelan’s so be sure to get down and catch their set!

You can check out some of their tunes over on their soundcloud page!

LEAGUE OF NATION

https://www.facebook.com/leagueofnation

Having witnessed these guys perform at Reflektor #4 we decided we had to have them back again! League of Nation have an instantly likeable sound to their music who claim they are ‘no nonsense pop rock’.

Take a look at their new music video for ‘Guess Again’ which received a very complimentary Twitter status from Dean Norris of Breaking Bad!

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Also upstairs we’ll have our resident DJ on before and after the band, playing the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Naked and Famous, Gorillaz, etc

We’ll also be taking over the front bar in Whelan’s where our DJs will be playing everything from classic pop to old school jams. Expect all your favourites from 80s, 90s and 00s! Think the best house party playlist you can imagine and that’s the vibe!

If you’re in a band and would be interested in playing Reflektor get in touch! HERE

Follow us on Instagram for ticket giveaways @ReflektorDublin

TICKETS

Free entry before 10:30pm or sign up for guest list HERE

WHELAN’S SAYS YES!

Whelanslive.com presents

WHELAN’S SAYS YES!

TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY

featuring

DELORENTOS 20:15
WYVERN LINGO 20:45
ELAINE MAI 21:20
R.S.A.G. 22:00
ATTENTION BÉBÉ 22:50

From Midnight Upstairs:

PLUTONIC DUST
TWINKRANES

PLUS some special guests and speakers

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

Join us for a night out with friends The Last Mixed Tape and The Co-Present on radiomade.ie – Friday 15th May at the wonderful Whelanslive

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DODGY FEW

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

THE DODGY FEW

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

10pm – FREE before 10:30pm or if you mention “The Dodgy Few”

Six piece Dublin based band playing original ska and rocksteady tunes.

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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos