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Month: December 2016

HO-TACULAR ft. THE SHOW

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HO-TACULAR

featuring

THE SHOW
A.S. FANNING
BAD HANDS

hosted by

JOANNE McNALLY

^ Upstairs ^

Ho-tacular presents a night to remember in upstairs stage in Whelans. The night is in aid of the make a wish foundation. The evening will be hosted by Jody Vij and compared by Joanne Mc Nally(republic of telly).

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MUNKY

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MUNKY

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

MUNKY have been quicky building a reputation as one of the must see live acts on the circuit and now they bring their acclaimed live show to Whelan’s. MUNKY play raw grungy disco

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TOM O’MAHONY’S BUCKSHOT

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TOM O’MAHONY’S BUCKSHOT

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^ Upstairs ^

Facebook eventFollowing on from sell out runs of his previous shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and various theatres nationwide over the past 5 years, Tom lands with his brand new barn-burner of a show, “BUCKSHOT” at Dublin’s premier venue, Whelan’s.

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POP THE CHERRY COMEDY

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POP THE CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

featuring

Damo Clark,
Martin Angolo,
Emman Idama,
Laura Byrne,
Sean Walsh,
Justine Stafford
with Duane Doogan as MC.

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

Pop the Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

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HAMELL ON TRIAL (POSTPONED UNTIL MAR 9)

 

 

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED

UNTIL MARCH 9

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

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Facebook event

Ed Hamell, who performs under the name Hamell on Trial, managed to build a steady following for his anti-folk, punk rock-influenced acoustic music.

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POINTBREAK

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TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE

The Dublin Rock N Roll Festival present
St.Stephen’s Day Surfers Paradise

POINTBREAK

plus DJsFacebook event

^ Upstairs ^

Surfers Sounds – a night dedicated to surf music with Surf Rock band – PointBreak.

Point Break are one of those unique acts who have taking a genre of music and made it their own.

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COLUMBIA MILLS

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COLUMBIA MILLS

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^ Upstairs ^

Columbia Mills are an Indietronica band based in Dublin, Ireland. The band comprises of five permanent members, each adding an extra layer to their sound. In the two years the band has been together they have released two EPs to wide critical acclaim.

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VINCI

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VINCI

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_ Main Venue _

VINCI is five mates; Kurtis (Vocals/Guitar), Noely (Bass), Andy (Lead Guitar), Doyler (Cello/Keys) and Leo (Drums). We’ve been mates for between 7-20 years, all playing with different artists and bands on some of the biggest stages in Ireland and Europe

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BRAVE GIANT

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EXTRA DATE ADDED ON FRI 21 APR

BRAVE GIANT

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_ Main Venue _

On the eve of the band’s 3rd sell out headline Dublin show in eight months BRAVE GIANT announce its first Dublin headline show of 2017 The Main Room @ Whelan’s, Dublin on Saturday 22nd April 2017

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RETRO REVIVAL INDIE CLUB – NEW YEAR HANGOVER PARTY

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RETRO REVIVAL INDIE CLUB presents

NEW YEAR HANGOVER PARTY

featuring

HALF FORWARD LINE (ex So Cow)
OH BOLAND (Solo)
SHRUG LIFE
THE PACIFICS
& FONDA

^ Upstairs ^

Doors 9pm – Entry €8 / €6 if you post a comment on the event page with your recommended Hangover cure to sustain us through the Party Season.

Half Forward Line: New post So Cow outfit from Brian Kelly

Oh Boland: Demented Galway Garage Punk. Debut album out now

Shrug Life: Together they struggle to make music and fight first world problems…

The Pacifics: Garage Beat Fun Boys!

FONDA: Three piece garage band based in Limerick and Glasgow.

Facebook event

TICKETS

€8 / €6 cheaplist via Facebook Event

Advanced tickets 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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

BRIAN McGOVERN

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BRIAN McGOVERN

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^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

Brian McGovern is a singer/songwriter from Kildare. Formerly the front man of highly acclaimed ‘The Fallen Drakes’, McGovern has won the RTE ‘Breakthrough Act’ award, been nominated for the MTV ‘New Sounds’ award

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PRETTY BEAST’S XMAS FEAST

Free Entry 2016

BEFORE 10:30 / GUEST LIST HERE

PRETTY BEAST’S XMAS FEAST

featuring

PRETTY BEAST
MAKINGS
BRAIN DONATION
RESTIVE NATION
TWISTED FOXES
ANDI

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

We are delighted to invite you to a FREE Christmas Musical Feast on the 17th of December in Whelan’s upstairs. We’ll be joined by an array of Dublin’s best up and coming musical talent’s and there may even be some festive treats.

Our banquet will run in Whelan’s Upstairs all night from 8 till very late where we’ll be serving up 6 delicious courses for your listening pleasure:

Andi 20.45 – 21.20
Twisted Foxes 21.35 – 22.20
Restive Nation 22.35 – 23.20
Brain Donation 23.35 – 00.20
Makings 00.35 – 01.20
Pretty Beast 01.35 – 02.35

It’s free in before 10, BUT if you’re arriving later, just click attend on this event to get your name on the guest-list.

We’ll also be showcasing a rake-load of new material on the night, so Come all Yee Faithful.

TICKETS

FREE ENTRY BEFORE 10:30 / GUEST LIST HERE

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

POP THE CHERRY COMEDY

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POP THE CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

featuring

Aidan Greene,
Therese Cahill,
Sean Finnerty,
Richy Sheehy
and more
with Fiona Frawley as MC.

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

Pop the Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

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SWITZERLAND (Album Launch)

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SWITZERLAND

[ALBUM LAUNCH]

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

Switzerland the band, not the country, launch their debut album “Long Gone” in Whelan’s Upstairs on Fri 27th Jan. Tickets are on sale now from Whelanslive.com.

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CRAIG GALLAGHER

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MCD.ie presents

CRAIG GALLAGHER

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

TICKETS – SOLD OUT

€13 tickets 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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

DAVID KEENAN

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Whelanslive.com presents

DAVID KEENAN

plus 

STEPHEN JAMES SMITH

plus

LEMONCELLO

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

David Keenan is a 23 year old Irish Songwriter

An absolute obsession with words and melody took hold of David at a very early age

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CRY MONSTER CRY

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CRY MONSTER CRY

plus guest

FRI 24thSAT 25th & SUN 26th MAR

^ Upstairs ^

Cry Monster Cry return to Dublin for their most intimate gig to date

Following two Sold Out performances at The Button Factory in Temple Bar, Dublin brothers Richie and Jamie Martin will play a stripped back, intimate performance upstairs

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WILD CHILD

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ON SALE FRI 9th DEC, 9AM

Aiken Promotions presents

WILD CHILD

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

Texas indie darlings Wild Child bring their live show to Whelans, Dublin on 8th March 2017.

Wild Child’s third album Fools is an ambitious collection of lush pop that takes sad stories and transforms them

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SLEIGH BELLS

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MCD.ie presents

SLEIGH BELLS

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L O R I S

_ Main Venue _

Facebook eventSleigh Bells wasted no time after getting off the ground in 2009, releasing three blistering records in four years. Ready for a break from the road, they took their time on their fourth LP, Jessica Rabbit, writing and finishing the record several times only to realize that they wanted to push themselves and the music further.

As the three years elapsed, Derek went looking for the abyss, found it, and crawled out in one piece. Alexis, for her part, found something like heaven in nature and healthy living. The result of their combined experiences is an intense and vulnerable record that’s highly evolved and completely uncategorizable, a major statement from a band wholly committed to advancing their dynamic, uncompromising vision. Jessica Rabbit is the first release on the band’s own record label, Torn Clean.

Sleigh Bells live at Whelans, Dublin – 19th February – On sale tomorrow at 9am

Tickets €19 inclusive of booking fee

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L O R I S

https://www.facebook.com/lorisofficial

LORIS are a new female fronted electro pop act from Northern Ireland. They’ve been supported by the BBC Introducing programme on BBC Radio 1 since their launch in late 2013.

TICKETS

€19 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).

CAR SEAT HEADREST

 

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MOVED TO THE ACADEMY

DUE TO DEMAND

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

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MCD.ie presents

CAR SEAT HEADREST

plus support

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

Car Seat Headrest is the project of Seattle artist Will Toledo. With a vision that is both sweeping in scope and intimately personal, Car Seat Headrest embodies the DIY ethos at its best.

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WILD NOTHING

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Aiken Promotions Presents

WILD NOTHING

plus support

WASTEFELLOW

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

“Such confident, experimental songwriting points to a rebirth for Wild Nothing, and means ‘Life Of Pause’ can be considered alongside indie records like Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW
w/ EARLY HOUSE

Free Entry 2016

Live from the Window at Whelan’s

EARLY HOUSE

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

10pm – FREE ENTRY

Funkifying, electric soul – covers from the likes of James Brown, Amy Winehouse, Doobie Brothers, Etta James, Sly & the Family Stone, Aretha Franklin & more

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SOMA #003 FT.BRASS PHANTOMS, HANDSOME ERIC + TOOFOOLS

Free Entry 2016

SOMA #003

featuring

BRASS PHANTOMS

Plus

HANDSOME ERIC + TOOFOOLS

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

 

SOMA #003 IS HERE.

Big love to everyone who came to SOMA #002 and packed out the room for Other Creatures. SOMA #003 will be our biggest lineup to date, with two bands and two DJ sets kicking off at the normal time of 9pm.

The live sets on the night will be from the great Brass Phantoms andhandsome eric, and DJ sets will be taken care of from Dublin funk mastersTooFools and our residents OTHERKIN.

Admission = FREE.

SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers.

 

SOMA PLAYS:
FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.

 

Drink promos:
O’Haras pints = €5
Gin & Tonics = €5.50
Shots = €3
Vodka / Splash €5
MORE TBA

TICKETS

FREE ENTRY: *MENTION “I’M HERE FOR SOMA #003” AT THE DOOR

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

JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY

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MOVED TO MAIN VENUE

MCD.ie presents

JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY

RECOGNISE / REPRESENT / RESET

plus support

May 30th, 31st & June 1st

^ Upstairs ^

Facebook event

Undercover cops. Jury duty. Witness protection. Comedy.
All this and more as James Acaster brings a trilogy of shows to a venue near you.
The shows in question are;

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ANN SCOTT

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ANN SCOTT

plus guests

^ Upstairs ^

Presiding over a range of left-field guitars, new-fangled synths and rattling percussion, Scott sings in a cracked alto with ‘dreamlike, enigmatic lyrics and deadpan delivery’ Evening Herald.

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JENN GRANT

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JENN GRANT

plus guest

HANNAH GEORGAS

^ Upstairs ^

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Jenn Grant’s Paradise is the most adventurous and deliberate work she’s ever done. Following 2015’s Juno nominations of Triple A Album Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year for Compostela, Grant and husband Daniel Ledwell took a year in their home studio

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