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Month: June 2015

ALEX JORDAN & Co.

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ALEX JORDAN & Co.

plus guests

CARRON

^ upstairs ^

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Jordan-Co/1397500803863811?sk=info&tab=page_info

After the success of their debut EP ‘Leap of Faith’, Alex Jordan & Co. are set to return to Whelans for a Special one off show.

Since releasing ‘Leap of Faith’ in April, Alex & Co. have been touring and writing constantly, with a whole new catalogue of music ready to go, they want to get your thoughts on it. They will debut the new material on the night, and head into the studio over the holiday period to record it all.

As usual there will probably be a special guest or two on the night.

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CARRON

https://www.facebook.com/carronmusic

Drawing influence from artists such as London Grammar, The Corrs and The Cranberries, acoustic folk pop duo Meabh and Mella Carron combine traditional Irish music aesthetic with a contemporary sound, giving their music an authentic but unexpected edge.

Working with Irish music producer / composer Denis Kilty since 2014, Carron have released 8 records and recently debuted the music video for their song Numb.

They are currently gigging at established venues in Leinster, and are working towards their debut album.

TICKETS

€5 available on the door.

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

 

STORYMAN

STORYMAN

plus guest

PAUL McDONNELL

^ Upstairs ^

http://storymanmusic.com/

STORYMAN are the songwriting partnership of Kevin May and Mick Lynch.

Since 2006 they’ve been criss-crossing the States, headlining their own coast to coast shows as well as touring with artists such as Ani Di Franco, They Might Be Giants and more recently Ingrid Michaelson (who features their song You Got Me on her 2014 album Lights Out).

Formerly known as The Guggenheim Grotto, they released three critically acclaimed albums under that moniker, with Waltzing Alone and Happy The Man reaching Number 1 in the American iTunes Folk Chart in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Early in their career they won the 6th Annual Independent Music Award for best folk/songwriter song and since then they’ve had numerous songs featured in TV and film such as Brothers and Sisters, One Tree Hill, Eli Stone, Pretty LIttle Liars, The Education of Charlie Banks and Pretty Ugly People.

With their most recent album This Time Round, they have had a musical rebirth, working with producer Chris Kuffner (Ingrid Michaelson, Secret Someones). While retaining the vocal harmonies and strong lyrical sensibilities that made The Guggenheim Grotto so successful, STORYMAN have developed their sonic landscape into something bigger, edgier and more beautiful.

STORYMAN will be performing material from their entire back catalogue including their debut album Waltzing Alone which will be 10 years old this August.

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PAUL McDONNELL

http://www.paulmcdonnellmusic.com

Paul McDonnell is a multi award winning writer who has written songs for several major Irish artists and for film and tv internationally and in Ireland . He will be accompanied by Korean pianist Boram Lee who has recently arrived in Ireland and is gathering lots of attention for her flawless and unique ability that is laced with modesty and honesty.

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).

LAVELLE

LAVELLE

plus guests

^upstairs^

http://www.lavellemusic.com/

Lavelle formed in early 2014 and consists of singer-songwriter John Ryan (vocals, guitar), Dave McGinn (piano, backing vocals), Brian Dowling (bass), and Andre Falci (drums). They released their debut single ‘Held Down’ in May this year followed by their 2nd single ‘Save Yourself’ in July.

They are currently continuing to record their debut album which is due to be released later this year.

TICKETS

€7 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).

STEPHEN ROBINSON

STEPHEN ROBINSON

plus guests

LISA LAMBE
STINA

_ Main Venue _

I would like to invite you to my first gig in 2 years to celebrate the launch of my Debut E.P.Special Guests on the night will be Lisa Lambe and Stina. Free Copy of the C.D on entry. Aftershow Party at Volt Studios, Dublin

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LITTLE HOURS

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LITTLE HOURS

plus guest

DERMOT KENNEDY

_ Main Venue _

The incredibly talented and up-and-coming duo Little Hours have signed with RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment and today sees the release of their second radio single “Tired”, taken from their self-titled debut EP and which peaked at number one.

Hailing from Donegal, John Doherty and Ryan McCloskey have already made a mark for themselves, having sold out numerous gigs around the country and most recently having been a Meteor Choice Music Award nominee for Song of the Year 2014 with their debut single, “It’s Still Love”.

2015 will prove a busy year for John and Ryan who will be writing and recording new material for a much anticipated debut album. On top of this the duo will be wowing audiences as they are set to tour the festival circuit with appearances at Sea Sessions, Indiependence, along with playing support to Hudson Taylor on their regional tour and supporting Kodaline this Summer.

Dublin – Whelan’s – Thursday 15th October
Cork – Cyprus Avenue – Friday 16th October
Galway – Roisin Dubh – Saturday 17th October
Limerick – Dolan’s – Saturday 24th October

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DERMOT KENNEDY

https://www.facebook.com/dermotkennedymusic

Dermot Kennedy is a young alt-folk musician hailing from the foothills of the Wicklow mountains. Having set out on the path of a solo artist last September, Dermot has since played sold out shows in Dublin’s Unitarian Church and The Workman’s Club, and was also invited by Glen Hansard to step on stage and play one of his own songs at Glen’s show in Vicar Street to a full house last December. With his songs of beauty, heartache and hope, Dermot captivates and holds his audience, and what you hear in his voice is unmistakable honesty. His songs are laden with imagery and crafted with passion, and delivered with a soulful and stirring vocal.”

TICKETS

€16.50 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

Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am

RHODES

MCD.ie presents

RHODES

plus guest

I’M YOUR VINYL

^ Upstairs ^

Tickets will go on sale Friday, 26th June at 9am

€15 inclusive of booking fee – This show is over 18’s I.D will be required

Having honed the songwriting talent that has been clear for all to hear on his captivating early EP’s, ‘Close Your Eyes’ confirms the arrival of a major talent who has already been compared to artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley and Adele. The track is written by Rhodes and produced by Rhodes and his long-term collaborator James Kenosha (Dry The River, Pulled Apart By Horses).

‘Close Your Eyes’ is about vulnerability and trepidation. “It’s about my fear of performing” Rhodes says of the forthcoming single. “I wanted to make this a little more ambiguous so I changed it to the third person and made it more about me talking to somebody else-when really it’s me talking to myself.”

Rhodes grew up in Hitchin. His father introduced him to the blues when he was small most notably Robert Johnson. Soon after he began to play guitar. His best friend’s sister later turned him onto Nirvana, Blur and Oasis at which point he took up piano. While at a local college, Rhodes regularly met other musicians at Club 85. After moving to London, he joined a band as their bassist, which quickly became a catalyst for songwriting.

“It taught me a lot about putting songs together,” says Rhodes. “About rhythm and what gives a song its backbone.”

Singing came late to him. “I’ve been playing guitar since I can remember but singing was something I was just too afraid to do.”

He’s spent the last 18 months quickly making up for lost time because it’s his voice that really defines Rhodes, setting him apart from everyone else. This was never more apparent than on a recent Huw Stephens Radio 1 session when Rhodes performed an incredible cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’. It was so good that Taylor Swift re-tweeted the session.

Rhodes has travelled a long way in a short time building on what has been a phenomenal beginning to a career that promises longevity. He’s supported Ben Howard, London Grammar, George Ezra and Sam Smith while selling out his own shows including his biggest show to date at London’s Village Underground in March.

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I’M YOUR VINYL

http://www.facebook.com/imyourvinyl

TICKETS

€15 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).

 

SUMMER SESSIONS

SUMMER SESSIONS

in association with Orchard Thieves

^ Smoking Area ^

The last Friday of each month we’re hosting our summer sessions – Free Burgers* & a Free pint of Orchard Thieves*, what more could you want? Don’t forget to tell your friends. FREE ENTRY

*While stocks last

Whelans Summer Sessions A5 session 2

TICKETS

FREE ENTRY

AFTER THE EVENT

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).

OTW: SUMMER WATCH 2015

Whelan’s Ones to Watch in association with HEINEKEN presents

SUMMER WATCH 2015

Main Venue & Upstairs

FRI 10th & SAT 11th JUL

Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival has expanded to include a mini summer festival, because lets face it, great new music can’t wait until January. We are continuing the crusade to champion brilliant new Irish music.

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OTW: SUMMER WATCH 2015

Whelan’s Ones to Watch in association with HEINEKEN presents

SUMMER WATCH 2015

Main Venue & Upstairs

FRI 10th & SAT 11th JUL

Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival has expanded to include a mini summer festival, because lets face it, great new music can’t wait until January. We are continuing the crusade to champion brilliant new Irish music.

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NIGHT HOWL w/ THE RIOT TAPES & MONGREL STATE

Pickled Onion Records presents

THE RIOT TAPES & MONGREL STATE

Sign up for guest list HERE

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

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We are delighted to announce that Off The Boat will be going back “On The Boat” for one night only.

Yes! We are going back to Dublin Ireland June 26th to showcase artists in Whelans Live (Only one of Ireland’s most iconic venues).

We have partnered up with talented Irish music industry Pros Pickled Onion Records & CHOORPY for Night Howl !

We will showcase talented Irish bands TheRiotTapes & Mongrel State

We are beyond excited!

PS. Entry is free before 10:30 and €10 after, for FREE entry all night you just have to post ‘Guestlist Please’ HERE

TICKETS

Sign up for guest list HERE

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

HAIL THE GHOST

HAIL THE GHOST

plus support 

_ Main Venue _

http://www.hailtheghost.com/

Kieran O’Reilly (Love/Hate) unveils his new alternative band, Hail The Ghost at Whelan’s, with their first ever live show. Their debut album ‘Forsaken’ is out March 6th. “Hail The Ghost’s sound hosts a prevalent brooding ambience intertwined with elegant piano, baritone vocals and a luring understated alt-rock quality”. They have been compared to bands such as Whipping Boy, Interpol and The National.

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).

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT 

plus guest

^upstairs^

http://www.breakingtunes.com/department

Hotly tipped Dublin band Department bring their unplugged set to Whelans ahead of their highly anticipated EP release later this summer. The release of a debut video at the start of the year for their song ‘Cut Me Down To Size’ set people buzzing & with the band having lain low for the last six months writing & recording, the hype around them has been building.

Department will be debuting their new material & playing their usual mix of eclectic covers, expect to hear anything from Prince to Nirvana. Known for their spell-binding singer & rousing live shows Department are ones to watch in 2015.

‘This video has really whetted our appetite, Department’s sound is perfect for radio’ – Joe.ie

‘Department have the sort of charm that will over run the Irish top 40 in no time’ – Dublin Concerts

Today FM song of the week – ‘Cut Me Down To Size’

TICKETS

€6 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).

BUNOSCIONN

BUNOSCIONN

plus guest

– Tod Doyle
– Peco

_ Main Venue _

http://bunoscionn.com/

Through friendship, sessions and copious amounts of tea, Bunoscionn was created – a musical love-child, mothered by Irish folk music and fathered by dance/reggae/rock/, (paternity tests pending)!

This lively Kildare band have been entertaining crowds for the past 5 years, with notable success nationally and internationally such as Electric Picnic 2013, (with ‘Trad side of the Moon’), Spirit of Folk, Bardentreffen Nuremburg 2013/2014, Paddy’s Day Parade main stage Munich 2013/2015, Bayern Greenfarm Festival 2014, Salzburg Whisky weekend, Stadtgründungsfest Munich,The Secret Village Festival 2013/2014, Vantastival 2014/2015, Irish Charity Ball Vienna 2015 and with a few more tasty gigs to be announced in 2015, Bunoscionn are definitely ones to watch.

All hailing from County Kildare, Ireland, members Conleth Dunne, Mick Cross, Michelle Lynch, Ciaran Connaughton and Glenda McCormack met on the open session scene down amongst the boglands of Kildare and played together in many sessions over pints and cozy fires until formally establishing themselves as a group in 2010.

The band has continued to grow from strength to strength and the fruit of their efforts has come in the form of their brand new self-titled EP. Recently launched in their spiritual home of Rathangan, Bunoscionn are on the move this summer, playing at many of the major Irish music festivals and across in Europe festivals.

This year they’ll be appearing at Sunflower Festival, Vantastival, Spirit of Folk, Knockanstockan, Groove Fest, Prosperous Music festival, Swell Festival Arranmore and many more dates to be confirmed.

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

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

SONGHOY BLUES

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SONGHOY BLUES

plus guest

_Main Room_

http://songhoy-blues.com/

Once one of the most prominent and powerful of Mali’s many ethnic groups, the Songhoy, who hail from the banks of the Niger River between the ancient cities of Timbuktu and Gao, have suffered a long slow decline since their apogee in the 6th and 17th centuries.

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JOEL PLASKETT & MO KENNEY

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JOEL PLASKETT & MO KENNEY

plus support

^upstairs^

http://joelplaskett.com/

Joel Plaskett returns with one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career. Proving that he can be all things to everybody, the rock veteran offers up a wide mix of styles on Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy-go-lucky rhyming talents, carefree memories of growing up in Nova Scotia, and a little bit of anger at the forces making life tougher these days. There are many moments that draw on previous classic Plaskett, from beloved albums such as Three and Ashtray Rock, right back to his Thrush Hermit days. And there are new sides to his sounds as well – Joel like you’ve never heard him.

There are plenty of hints as to where his head is at these days – 39 and holding, looking back at how he got there, and ahead past that milestone birthday. Even the title holds a clue in its anagram: Joel Plaskett and the P.A.S.T. You’ll find references to his salad days, like “On A Dime,” which starts with a blast of downhome Celtic fiddle from Cape Breton great J.P. Cormier. Then there’s Plaskett riffing on memories of playing road hockey in the liquor store parking lot, and later, traveling to Memphis with his band Thrush Hermit to make their first album. It’s not truly autobiographical though. These are more observations that have piled up over the last twenty-plus years of being a touring musician, traveling and meeting folks coast to coast to coast, mixing it in with his own life. If anything, it’s the teenager from Ashtray Rock, all grown up.

The P.A.S.T. also refers to the cast of characters that helped make the album. With its wide-ranging sound it’s not a pure Joel Plaskett Emergency effort, although the band appears on more than half the tracks. It’s more like the Emergency-Plus, as lots of familiar faces from previous Plaskett discs are aboard. Longtime Emergency cohorts Dave Marsh – drums and Chris Pennell – bass anchor the rhythm section. Previous group members Tim Brennan and Peter Elkas play on several songs. From Plaskett’s former band Thrush Hermit is old pal Ian McGettigan. Then there are guests, friends and neighbours, such as Cormier, Halifax singer-songwriter Mo Kenney, singer Erin Costelo, and pedal steel player Dale Murray (Christina Martin, Cuff the Duke).

In an era when most albums have the best tracks at the start and then a bunch of also-rans to fill up the quota, Plaskett stubbornly remains a throwback. The consummate music fan, even the album cover is a dead give-away, where he reclines on top of his massive collection of vinyl, no doubt filled with personal treasures and rare gems. Each cut stands alone as a winner, but together, they flow and create a full story. They are as catchy and melodic as his best work, but on Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test he’s gone one step further. The sequence is carefully planned, there are little linking bits, connections from one song to the next, one ending planned to segue into the next beginning. There’s a story arc about getting through life’s struggles and blue periods, and dramatic pacing, like a movie script. It starts with the rock, gets a little quieter, more serious and acoustic, then breaks the tension with some classy goofy lyrics (“Song for Jersey”) before wrapping up with the electric big band.

In other words, this is a start-to-finish, must-listen album. You can pick out favourite lines (“When you’re one of a kind, you can’t get on the Ark”), new anthems (the title cut) and take a moment to reflect (“For Your Consideration”). You can marvel at new sides to Plaskett’s work, from the finger-pointing anger of “Captains of Industry,” where he takes on the one percent, ruining lives through trickle-down greed, to the cover of Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times,” a 160-year old protest song that shows times really haven’t changed much at all. It’s a rare album where an artist can lean so much on his P.A.S.T., yet still show a great deal of growth. But after twenty years of music-making mischief, Joel Plaskett never, ever lets you down, and seems to always find ways to get better.

MO KENNEY

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mo-Kenney/484422051628557?fref=ts#

Mo Kenney (born 1990) is a Canadian singer/songwriter based inWaverley, Nova Scotia. Catching the ear of noted Canadian rocker Joel Plaskett while still in school, Kenney released her first album in 2012, which Plaskett produced. Kenney is known for her strong singing voice and engaging stage presence. Called “Nova Scotia’s rising star” by The Scene magazine, she has toured with Plaskett as well as with Ron Sexsmith.

TICKETS

€12 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 – open ’til 3am.

SHANNON

SHANNON

plus guest

^ Upstairs ^

http://www.shannonband.com/

Shannon is a leading six-piece band of virtuoso musicians performing Irish and Celtic music featuring five members from Poland and one from Ireland.

Shannon was formed in 1994 in Olsztyn, Poland, where the band is still based.

Shannon was founded by multi-instrumentalist Marcin Rumiński

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ JAMÉIRE

featuring –

JAMÉIRE

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

Sign up for guest list HERE

Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland.

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Full 6 piece band rockin out the reggae classics. Spreading the love in the city!

TICKETS

Sign up for guest list HERE

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

ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART & CROW BLACK CHICKEN

BUY NOW

Ubangi Stomp Club presents:

ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART

plus guest 

CROW BLACK CHICKEN 

_Main Room_ 

 

 

http://www.ayhmusic.com/

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Alvin Youngblood Hart has been nominated for and received a Grammy Award.

Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world.

A devout follower of the “no barriers” approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late great Doug Sahm, Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists.

Based on the strength of his record debut and the allure of his live shows, Hart received five nominations at the 1997 W.C. Handy Blues Awards. He was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and Best Traditional Blues Artist and his album (BIG MAMA’S DOOR) was nominated for both Acoustic Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year. He received the award for Best New Artist. Hart also received two Living Blues Awards that same year. Alvin Youngblood  has recorded with celebrated producer Jim Dickinson with START WITH THE SOUL, a record hailed as a new-breed Southern Rock classic; this album was chosen by the New York Times as one of the top 10 releases of 2000, as well as the BBC’s Blues Record of the Year.  Hart shared Living Blues Magazine’s best guitarist honours with fellow road dog Big Jack Johnson.

His album  MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER is  a rock guitar free-for-all, paying homage to fallen and missing rockers like Phil Lynott and Sly Stone. Hart’s songwriting, singing and electric guitar prowess are all championed on this project and showcase the versatility he continuously strives to offer his fans and profession.

Hart collaborated with several Memphis area musicians in the Craig Brewer cult hit film “Black Snake Moan” by both serving as a guitar tutor to the film’s leading actor, Samuel L. Jackson, and recording a duet with the film’s female lead, Christina Ricci, for the film’s riveting soundtrack. He also toured with  Rock-n-Roll legend Bo Diddley for what turned out to be Diddley’s final American tour.

Hart joined forces with friends Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes) and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tri-State Coalition) to form “The South Memphis String Band”. The fun-loving trio was quickly dubbed by the media as an “acoustic super group”. The 2011 Blues Music Awards (The Blues Foundation) nominated their record for “Best Acoustic Album”. The group released a second album in the spring of 2012. A third record is in the making.

When not touring solo or plugged in with his revered rock trio “Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory”, Hart enjoys researching, collecting, repairing and modifying obscure musical equipment.

CROW BLACK CHICKEN 

http://www.crowblackchicken.com/

Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their dirty southern blues sound. This power trio of Christy O Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar), Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, Backing vocals) combine elements of folk,hard rock and the blues of bands like Gov’t Mule to create their greasy no bullshit blues rock sound.

CBC gained their first big break by winning the All Ireland battle for Glastonbury in 2011 thanks to their EP “Organic” and their raw live show. Since the release of debut album “Electric Soup” in 2012, the trio from Ireland’s deep south have won the adoration of many playing major festivals and countless venues across Ireland and Europe. Their sophomore LP “Rumble Shake” reached #12 in the Irish charts solidifying CBC as Ireland’s foremost original blues rock act.

 

TICKETS

€20 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

Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am | Free before midnight

THE SOFT MOON

Harmonic presents

THE SOFT MOON

ALBUM ‘DEEPER’ OUT NOW ON CAPTURED TRACKS

plus guest

TWINKRANES

_ Main Venue _

Tickets priced €16 (incl booking) on sale Friday June 19th @ 9am

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“‘Deeper’ pushes the drum machines to the fore, cranks up the BPM and serves up leather-hearted industrial-dance anthems” 8/10 – NME

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LUKE KEATING

LUKE KEATING

plus guests

^upstairs^

 

 

 

 

http://www.lukekeatingmusic.com/

Dublin based Rock Artist Luke Keating . “On The Rise ” Album launch featuring  Select Irish single Superhuman and recently released single” Tonight ” .”An acquiescent alt-rock hook, akin to Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty”(Gigging NI).

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ODDSOCKS

ODDSOCKS

plus guest 

^ Upstairs ^

Oddsocks are a Dublin-based act who aspireto remember the importance of the elements that make for great music: melody, harmony and groove. Originally coming from Sligo they have developed a unique sound over the past 5 years

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LEON BRIDGES

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE OLYMPIA

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

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MCD.ie presents

LEON BRIDGES

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

BREAKOUT ARTIST LEON BRIDGES’ EAGERLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM COMING HOME TO BE RELEASED JUNE 19 VIA SONY MUSIC IRELAND

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THE MINUTES

Brassneck Music presents

THE MINUTES

plus guest

PEACHERS SON

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd Oct

^ Upstairs ^

THE MINUTES: “ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS DEAD. LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!”

The Minutes believe in the power of rock ‘n’ roll. The power of dreams. The energy of rebirth. The Minutes believe in Belief.

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HELENA BYRNE & ENDA REILLY

HELENA BYRNE
& ENDA REILLY

^ Upstairs ^

Irish singer/songwriters Helena Byrne & Enda Reilly will join forces for two special concerts this August.

Helena & Enda will play Cleere’s Theatre, Kilkenny at 9pm on Friday 21st August and Whelan’s Upstairs, Wexford Street, Dublin 2 at 9pm on Sunday 23rd August 2015.

ABOUT HELENA:

http://helenabyrne.com

From Kilkenny, now based in Dublin, HELENA has been performing since she was knee high to a guitar. As a singer/songwriter Helena has performed extensively throughout Europe and the USA. She has been a support act for James Taylor, Katie Melua and Bob Geldof at the Source Festival, Kilkenny and was also a third place winner in the 2fm Young Songwriter’s Contest with her song ‘Happenin’. She has performed as a session vocalist for both Rónán and Colm Ó Snodaigh, founding members of Irish group, Kila and most recently collaborated with Rónán, who features on her debut album ‘CEOL’. Following the release of ‘Ceol’, Helena is currently writing new material for her next album, which she is set to begin recording in 2016.

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ABOUT ENDA:

http://www.EndaReilly.com

Enda Reilly is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Dublin whose projects include New Songs In Irish, his Climate Change Songs Workshops, Arise and Go! a collaboration with poet Stephen James Smith. He has also composed music for and performed in a poetic play Everlasting Voices with Guthanna Binne Síoraí, which has taken them to India and Japan. Enda is a former winner of the Christie Hennessy Song Competition, Comórtas Amhráin Rónán Beo @3 and has represented Ireland with songs in minority language song competitions. He has played concerts with John Spillane, Kila, Liam O Maonlai and Rónán O Snodaigh amongst others.

Tickets: €12/€10 concession available at http://helenabyrne.com/tickets

 

TICKETS

€12 / €10 concession available from http://helenabyrne.com/tickets

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).

THE DELINES

Whelanslive.com presents

THE DELINES

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

The Delines are:

Willy Vlautin & Sean Oldham from RICHMOND FONTAINE
Amy Boone from THE DAMNATIONS
Jenny Conlee from THE DECEMBERISTS
Tucker Jackson from THE MINUS 5

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ DOGS

featuring –

DOGS

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

Sign up for guest list HERE

Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland.

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DOGS play a late show Upstairs at Whelan’s on Sat 13th June to mark the release of Drift, the first track from their upcoming EP due later this year. This is the band’s first Dublin show of 2015.

Drift will be available on iTunes and Spotify from June 4th.

Doors open at 11.30pm. €10 on the door OR free entry if you join the event HERE

TICKETS

Sign up for guest list HERE

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

MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ SHIFT/THE SHIFTERS

featuring –

SHiFT/THE SHiFTERS

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

Sign up for guest list HERE

Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland.

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Shift & The Shifters play Whelans Upstairs on June 12th. Join THIS event for guest list. Onstage midnight. Free in before 10:30

SHIFT have a very special surprise on the way.

It’s going to be so special and so surprising that the words special and surprising won’t quite express how special and surprising….
Just trust us, it’s gonna be awesome!!

To celebrate our “big release”, we’re going to have a gig with The Shifters in Whelan’s on Friday 12th June. Join the facebook event for guestlist.
SPREAD THE WORD, TELL YOUR ‘FRIENDS’…


TICKETS

Sign up for guest list HERE

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

TIM FINN

TIM FINN

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

FOR A ONE-NIGHT ONLY SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW!

Acclaimed singer/songwriter to perform songs from his time in Split Enz & Crowded House as well as his incredible solo career

TIM FINN, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated songwriters

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THE VERY ROUND ROBIN (Part 2)

Turning Pirate presents

THE VERY ROUND ROBIN (Part 2)

With

COLM MAC CON IOMAIRE
ROSEY
OLD HANNAH

_ Main Venue _

The concept behind The Very Round Robin Tour as simple as it is endearing.

We bring together three wonderful acts on stage together, ‘in the round’ and piece together an old style music show, sharing music and stories, harmonies and talents, each artist playing their own songs and each others and giving the audience the unique opportunity to see an intimate display of talents and experiences between musical peers on stage.



TICKETS

€16.50 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 Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).

GAVIN JAMES

SOLD OUT WHELANS

MCD.IE Presents

GAVIN JAMES

LIVE AT WHELANS

MON 21st, TUE 22nd & WED 23rd DECEMBER

One of Irelands biggest rising stars, Gavin James, has announced he will perform three intimate headline shows this Christmas at Whelan’s on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

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GAVIN JAMES

SOLD OUT WHELANS

MCD.IE Presents

GAVIN JAMES

LIVE AT WHELANS

MON 21st, TUE 22nd & WED 23rd DECEMBER

One of Irelands biggest rising stars, Gavin James, has announced he will perform three intimate headline shows this Christmas at Whelan’s on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

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GAVIN JAMES

SOLD OUT WHELANS

MCD.IE Presents

GAVIN JAMES

LIVE AT WHELANS

MON 21st, TUE 22nd & WED 23rd DECEMBER

One of Irelands biggest rising stars, Gavin James, has announced he will perform three intimate headline shows this Christmas at Whelan’s on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

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EMPIRE CIRCUS

EMPIRE CIRCUS

plus guests

_ Main Venue _

Here’s what the press are saying about these guys!!

Feelgood alt-pop work, which contributes towards rather than detracts from an enjoyable debut. Anthem-esque with clever lyrics” -The Sunday Times

It’s honest, well played. Impressive” – Mail On Sunday

“Take the squally synth of Currents, where the four-piece brilliantly meddle with tempo and texture; Empire Circus have hit upon a formula that largely works” -The Irish Times

Empire Circus have delivered an impressively entertaining debut”- Hotpress

“Empire Circus’s début EP strikes a nice balance between shamelessly conventional funky pop and alternative leaning rock“- Golden Plec

“By the time the last song ends you will have enjoyed this album, from ‘There Is A Light’ to ’Currents’, both being at either ends of the spectrum. Empire Circus know the science and have doubled checked the math”- MRU

The Story:
Empire Circus are a four piece Alt Pop outfit who have tapped into the panache of Two Door Cinema Club, the demeanor of Arcade Fire and the general cool suave of Gorillaz… then morphed out at the other side with a resonant sound under the guise of Empire Circus.

Having lived and played music full time in the USA together for 7 years, they returned to Ireland in 2008 opened a Music School in South County Dublin – www.puremusic.ie. Then in the spring & summer of 2012 the band spent time writing, demoing and working feverishly on creating music. They wrote some songs. Actually they wrote lots of songs. Some they really enjoyed playing, others… not so much. So they took the fun ones and went to a studio in Brooklyn and crafted an album of 12 tunes that made them want to pull some pretty ridiculous dance moves. This was all done under the influence of Producer/Engineer/Mixer; Bryce Goggin (Ramones, The Morning Glories, Antony and the Johnsons).

Empire Circus’ sound is all about the thrill in rhythm and melody. Their debut album, including songs such as “A Day in the Life of a Superhero”, “I Know Better” and “All I Need” will assuredly leave you powerless against the urge to get up, get crazy, dance and sing like you never have before.

Band statement: The Future (the end is nowhere in sight): We still have dreams of conquering the world and selling the t-shirt, but for now we will be bringing dodgy dance moves and above all, music that electrifies the soul.

Empire Circus’ self-titled debut album is OUT NOW. Link is here: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/empire-circus/id680069958

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).

SONNTAGS (DJs)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE/PARTY JAMS)

[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…

SONNTAGS (DJs)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE/PARTY JAMS)

[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…

SONNTAGS (DJs)

SONNTAGS (DISCO/HOUSE/PARTY JAMS)

[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…

GAVIN GLASS (Album Launch)

GAVIN GLASS

SUNDAY SONGS – ALBUM LAUNCH

plus special guest

_ Main Venue _

“Heart-tuggingly good” Johnnie Craig, Sunday Business Post

“A master songwriter” Joe Breen, The Irish Times

**** The Mirror, **** The Star, **** The Sunday Times

Following on from the release of his universally acclaimed “Sunday Songs” album,

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