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Month: February 2017

STAND / EMPIRE CIRCUS

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STAND / EMPIRE CIRCUS

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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.

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WEATHER UNDERGROUND, FOUR SEATER & MORE

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WEATHER UNDERGROUND, FOUR SEATER, GAVIN CONWAY & KIMOSAWBI

^ Upstairs ^Facebook event On Tue 7th March, Arcadia are proud to present “Live Local”, promoting local emerging bands. This month including: Weather Underground, Four Seater, Gavin Conway & Kimosawbi. Hope to see you there.

TICKETS

€5 available online via Eventbrite.ie Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

INTERSKALACTIC (EP LAUNCH)

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INTERSKALACTIC

DEBUT EP LAUNCH plus support AFTER THE IBIS

_ Main Venue _ Facebook event

Hailed as “the future of ska in Ireland” (Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show), Interskalactic have firmly marked their place as a truly unique favourite on the Irish live music scene. Adding their modern big band style to first-wave, old-school Jamaican ska, Interskalactic have brought this infectious music that first exploded worldwide with celebrations of Jamaican independence in the ‘60s back into the live music scene of today!

Interskalactic know how to keep a dance floor busy. Their upbeat set features not just their own original music – big band ska with that oldschool Jamaican flavor, but also covers from classic ska artists including Prince Buster, The Skatalites and Byron Lee & the Dragonaires as well as their own ska-ified versions of popular hits from the last few decades.

Stellar live performances since the band’s formation in 2013 include: • RTÉ’s The Late Late Show • Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Cork Jazz, Sea Sessions Festivals • Opening for Madness M.A.D.H.E.A.D. Tour in Ireland’s largest indoor venues 3Arena Dublin and The Odyssey Arena Belfast • Performances in prestigious venues Vicar Street and Whelan’s and at countless festivals, events, parties and venues all over the country.

With an incredible few years behind them and the release of their debut EP in March 2017, Interskalactic are set to stay on this trajectory throughout the year and beyond!

“The future of ska in Ireland” – Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show

“We were delighted we recommended Interskalactic to Madness to open on their Irish tour dates. They were a pleasure to deal with and completely professional at every level, and it’s always reassuring to see a band that size set-up and clear the stage with no disruption to the main act. They really had the audiences rearing to go for Madness as well! We’ll be keeping an eye on Interskalactic and look forward to working with them at every opportunity” – Bren Berry, Aiken Promotions

“Interskalactic are one of the premier live ska outfits in the country at this moment, their authentic rhythms get the dancefloor going immediately. Looking forward to hearing more from them and what they are cookin’ up in the studio in between their busy schedule”Mark Murphy, Choicecuts

“Interskalactic were hugely successful at the 2013 and 2014 Cork Jazz Festivals. The reaction of the fans and the venue management was overwhelmingly good! Here’s to another great festival in 2015” Jack McGouran Artistic Director, Cork Jazz Festival

“Energetic, fun and well played Jamaican ska that always gets a wonderful response from audiences. Interskalactic are a joy to work with”Alastair Foley, Button Factory

“Their presence on stage overwhelmed the audience, amazingly talented musicians and high standard vocals. They put on an amazing show and entertained the 700+ people to the highest standard.The dance floor was filled with music lovers thoroughly enjoying Interskalactic’s performance”Christine O’Reilly, Head Organiser, This is Dublin Ska Festival

“These guys took to the stage and somehow made festival-goers remember that they were there to rejoice. They carry with them a optimism that seems to cross the stage and into the crowd, and they know how to enjoy themselves. Thoroughly engaging and cool to deal with”Hugo Jellett, Programmer, Salty Dog Stage Electric Picnic

“Interskalactic recently performed at the new St. Patrick’s Festival outdoor stage, ‘Live on the Green’. They were a brilliant addition to the line up and put on a fantastic performance, getting thousands dancing on the streets of Dublin”Susanna Lagan, Creative Director St. Patrick’s Festival

“Interskalactic was one of the liveliest and most fun gigs we’ve had, and they’re a genuine pleasure to work with”Conor Duggan, Owner The Harbour Bar, Bray 

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AFTER THE IBIS

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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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring George Fox, Ryan Cullen, Emman Idama, Laura Byrne, Tom Moran, Blaithin de Burca, Donal Sharpson with David Reilly as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event 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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CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Andrea Farrell, Damian Clarke, Peter McGann, Shifts, Damien Kiely, Diane O’ Connor, Eric Fitzgerald with Gary Lynch as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event 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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CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Fern Brady, Oisin Hanlon, Ruth O Kelly Hunter, Darach McGarrigle, Ashlee Bentley, Paddy Murphy, David Gilna with Richie Bree as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event 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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CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Ronan Grace, Martin Angolo, Gary Doyle, Colm McGlinchy, Mags McHugh, Luke Adams, Jessica Collins with Kevin O’Sullivan as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event 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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CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY

Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Emma Doran, Danny O’Brien, Emman Idama, Andrew Dorman, David Hynes, Colm Fitzpatrick, Mattie Tinney with Duane Doogan as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event 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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SPECTRUM speaks: ‘Is music genre dead, or does it just smell funny?’

Presented by Improvised Music Company in assoc. with Note Productions & Homebeat

SPECTRUM speaks:

‘Is music genre dead, or does it just smell funny?’

^^ The Parlour ^^ Facebook event Professor Matthew Causey from Trinity College Dublin will lead a public seminar examining this ambiguous creative space occupied by many of the performers at SPECTRUM 2017.

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SPECTRUM live: RONAN GUILFOYLE’S ‘HANDS’

Buy Tickets 2016 no seat Presented by Improvised Music Company in assoc. with Note Productions & Homebeat

SPECTRUM Live:

RONAN GUILFOYLE’S ‘HANDS’

(IRL & US) _ Main Venue _Facebook event SPECTRUM live presents Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’, a project that represents both the best in contemporary jazz as well as its international, collaborative nature, with two of New York’s most respected jazz musicians Tom Rainey and Dave Binney, joining composer and bassist Ronan Guilfoyle, and emerging guitarist Chris Guilfoyle. Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists – always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music. ‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times. ‘It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits’ – Londonjazznews.com

TICKETS

Event tickets €15/12 from Eventbrite.ie Weekend Ticket €38 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

ALL THEM WITCHES

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ALL THEM WITCHES

plus support _ Main Venue _ Facebook event Following their news of a new record “Sleeping Through The War” which impacts on February 24th, All Them Witches will headline Whelans this October 2nd. Tickets from €13 inclusive of booking fee, go on sale this Friday at 9am.

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TOM WALKER

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TOM WALKER

plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event Tickets €11.75 including booking fee go on sale Friday February 24th from Ticketmaster.ie Signed to Sony’s Relentless Records (home of Nadia Rose, Bryson Tiller and Professor Green), Tom Walker was born in Scotland and raised in Manchester.

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NIAMH REGAN

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NIAMH REGAN

plus support SARAMAI ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event Sunday the 30th of April sees Niamh Regan headline her first solo show in Dublin’s live music venue Whelan’s. Special Guests on the night include the band Saramai and the multi instrumentalist/songwriter Anna-Mieke.

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TIM CHADWICK

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TIM CHADWICK

plus support ^ Upstairs ^Facebook event Tickets €12 including booking fee go on sale Wednesday February 22nd from Ticketmaster. As featured in the Aer Lingus ‘Coming Home’ at Christmas campaign

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ BUFFALO SUNN

featuring –

BUFFALO SUNN

plus support Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 23:45 – Free b4 22:30 Sign up for guest list HERE Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ TIGWARA

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TIGWARA

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THE MANIKINS

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 23:45 – Free b4 22:30 Sign up for guest list HERE Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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CIDER WASPS

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CIDER WASPS

plus supports THE SILK ROAD ^ Upstairs ^Facebook event Cider Wasps are a four piece alternative rock band from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland. The band consists of brothers Danny and Tommy Dunford, Stephen Keating and Colin Drummey. The band formed in early 2013 and have been gigging in various venues across the country since but as of late have started hitting the Irish festival scene with an appearance at Indiependence 2016. Their music consists of strong harmonising vocals with all 4 members singing, melodic and distorted guitar riffs and a mix of heavy drum beats and basslines. They draw influence from the likes of Kings of Leon and Biffy Clyro when it comes to writing their own music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7SPSBRhcFA The band launched their debut EP entitled ‘HERE’ in the autumn of 2015 which featured their single Lúnasa. Many radio stations and DJ’s picked up on the EP immediately and it began to hit the Irish airwaves on stations such as WLR-FM, Beat 102-103, CRY104FM, and 98FM to name a few. ‘ETHEREAL’ is the new EP which is being released on March 14th and being toured across the country during the month of March. ‘ETHEREAL’ features the singles Hummingbird and 80BPS. All of their music can be either purchased or streamed on Spotify and iTunes.

TICKETS

€5 or €10 w/ CD Advanced tickets are 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 Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

CRYWANK, ROSSEAU & MORE

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CRYWANK ROSSEAU

plus support ANNA’S ANCHOR NEVER BETTER ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event Never Meant is excited to finally bring Crywank to Dublin! Upstairs in Whelans, Sunday March 5th at 8pm. €8 on the door. With special guests Rosseau (Derry) , Anna’s Anchor (Limerick) & Never Better (Dublin). Over 18s

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BIG GIANT HEAD TOUR

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BIG GIANT HEAD TOUR

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BARQ HAWK HARBOURING OCEANS

_ Main Venue _Facebook event BIG GIANT HEAD TOUR is coming to pick your brains with some of Ireiand’s most exciting musical mind bullets. Veta Records is psyched to come to Whelan’s with an immense line-up of melty rock and grunge-riddled indie.

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SOMA #005 FT. NERVVS + PLEASURE BEACH (DJs)

Free Entry 2016

SOMA #005

featuring

NERVVS

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PLEASURE BEACH (DJ set)

^ Upstairs ^Facebook event SOMA #005 HAS ARRIVED. Chinese Newspaper helped us shred our way into 2017, and we plan to carry on that tradition with a live set from Nervvs who just released a super gnarly sounding EP called ‘A Mixtape Of Love Vol. 1’.

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FRANKIE BALLARD

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FRANKIE BALLARD

plus guests _ Main Venue _ Facebook event Warner Bros Records/Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard has announced his return to UK & Ireland this spring for another highly anticipated tour that will include stops in Belfast on 22 April and Dublin on 23 April.

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HONEYBLOOD

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HONEYBLOOD

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^ Upstairs ^Facebook event

Tickets priced €14 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. Scottish duo Honeyblood have announced tour dates for Galway, Cork, Dublin & Belfast this April in support of their latest album Babes Never Die.

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NICK KELLY

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NICK KELLY

SONGBOOK plus support _ Main Venue _Facebook event Irish songwriting legend Nick Kelly performs favourites from THE FAT LADY SINGS, ALIEN ENVOY and his award-winning solo career. Voted Ireland’s #3 Best Songwriter (after Hozier and Damien Rice) in this year’s Hot Press Reader’s Poll

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YOUNG EARTH

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YOUNG EARTH

SINGLE LAUNCH plus support THE GIRL TALK THE FRESCO FUTURE

^ Upstairs ^Facebook event

Young Earth are an Indie-Pop/Rock band from Dublin. Formed in BIMM, the band drifts effortlessly between summer pop tunes to heavier, overdrive drenched styles, all while keeping an obsessive focus on solid hooks and singalong choruses to create a fresh, retro tinged style of Indie Rock. The band had a busy year in 2016, headlining several shows in Whelan’s and Sin E for the release of their Single Maggie, with highlights at Whelan’s Summer watch 16, Le Cheile Festival, Ruby Sessions and featuring at Hardworking Class Heroes. Young Earth started off 2017 at Whelan’s Ones to Watch and with three singles(Worth It, Got A Secret and Let Go) ready to be released, the band are only getting started. Press: “Tallaght slo-mo indie-pop newcomers Young Earth are a band well capable to knocking out killer harmonies and melodies” – Jim Carroll, Irish Times (On the Record) “‘Pitch perfect harmonies and vocal arrangements.. make ‘Maggie’ a dead cert for plenty of radio play and spark a definitive interest in what their next follow up might sound like. “ – Remy’s Music and Film Blog “Maggie” is a solid summer single that will sound deliciously gorgeous on your next sunny afternoon drive. – 24ourMusic “There is a brilliant degree of focus in the sound which is focused to give it a 60’s revisionist vibe …This adds flavour to the modern indie calling they have” – Unsigned and Independent “‘Maggie’ was a pinnacle track in terms of emphasising their unique sound” – Dublinconcerts.ie

TICKETS

€5 adv / €7 door / €5 Student

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

SCOOPS (EP Launch)

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SCOOPS

EP LAUNCH plus support _ Main Venue _ Facebook event Scoops hailing from Dublin Ireland with their Acoustic Driven Rock/Pop sound have been one of the big surprise packages on the Irish music scene in 2016.

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ NATIVE ENSEMBLE

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NATIVE ENSEMBLE

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RUNAMO

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 23:45 – Free b4 22:30 Sign up for guest list HERE Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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AOIFE O’DONOVAN

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AOIFE O’DONOVAN

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Facebook event

Aoife O’Donovan’s sophomore album, “In the Magic Hour” — produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) — is a 10-song album full of the singer’s honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds

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BLACK POPE – VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

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BLACK POPE

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL plus support STEPHEN MOLLOY ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event See if your boyfriend can stomach it… — — — — —

BLACK POPE

https://www.facebook.com/pg/blackpopemusic Black Pope is a rock’n’roll outfit with a taste for all things dark and mysterious. Fuelled on the camp energy of the sixties with a sick twist, Black Pope is sure to shake your body and brains until you’re the one asking all the questions. They say kids these days are so bored with their generation that their hopes and dreams can only amount to their most basic animal instincts. For many, this is the end of civilisation as we know it. For Black Pope, this is just a full moon.

TICKETS

€7 door / €5 adv Advanced tickets are 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 credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets. Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

NEEMA

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NEEMA

plus supports ^ Upstairs ^Facebook event Montreal’s Neema has announced a date for Whelans on 11 April 2017 as part of her Uropean tour in support of her new album Painting My Wall Gold.

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THIRD SMOKE

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THIRD SMOKE

plus support _Main Room_ Facebook event A group of multi-instrumentalists that deliver a performance of raucous gang vocals, sweat and the fluid swapping of instruments throughout. Expect a live show built on controlled mayhem and precise vocal interplay. On the back of a busy 2016 including supporting Ham Sandwich, Glen Hansard and the Minutes, the summer of 2016 saw Third Smoke return to Longitude and Electric Picnic, whilst also appearing at Sea Sessions, Indiependence, Vantastival and more. 2017 continues in this vein with the launch of their first official EP “Maybe In Time”, mixed and produced by Joseph Edwards and Karl Odlum (Glen Hansard, the Frames, Ham Sandwich). Ed Smith, Today FM. “Excellent new Irish music from Third Smoke – Their brand new single ‘Man Made Fire’ is an epic salvo from one of our most interesting bands.” Nialler 9, The Irish times. “Dundalk-based indie-rock band follow up their idiosyncratic season-focused single Ms. Summer Breeze, Third Smoke push their harmonic ways that are reminiscent of Grizzly Bear with a bit more bluesy chain-smoking going on.” Phill Udell, State.ie ;..whatever  genius binds Third Smoke. The  Dundalk band are deservedly on the rise and their combination of Fleet  Foxes-esque harmonies, Beatles-inspired melodies and deft playing is  enough to ensure smooth ride. Watch this space

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 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

HOWE GELB PIANO TRIO

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HOWE GELB PIANO TRIO

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  • 1956
Born in wilkes-barre. pennsylvania .. a small factory laden / coal mining town .. raised by wolves
  • 1960’s
Alvino rey and his singing guitar become a televised influence
  • 1970’s
Pennsylvania home destroyed by flood and tucson arizona happens in its wake bestowed free 4 track recording time at npr affiliate wvia hosted and engineered by george graham .. records several sessions including his country duo “wow and flutter” and in the punk band “the stains” … as well as his own rock opera “zeqe 24.088” meets * rainer ptacek * in tucson
  • 1980’s
Giant sandworms happen with rainer along with billy sedlmayr and dave seger after the band becomes too popular in tucson, they relocate to the lower east side in NYC for a year giant sand emerges from the ashes of giant sandworms with bassist scott garber along with drummers winston watson and tommy larkins records / releases 2 albums by his own country band the band of … blacky ranchette and records / releases 2 giant sand albums produces rainer and das combo’s “barefoot rock with …” begins touring life in the USA and europe meets and marries new bassist paula brown from the go go’s .. baby daughter born in hollywood discovers drummer john convertino & invites him into the band records and releases 3 or 4 more giant sand albums and another the band of … blacky ranchette before the decade ends. relocates to joshua tree area near pioneertown after divorce befriends pappy
  • 1990’s
Discovers bassist joey burns & invites him into the band moves back to tucson and suggests the band follow giant sand become a buzz band discovers grandaddy records about 8 more giant sand albums and some solo records too re invents the band as op8 with special guest lisa germano rainer diagnosed with brain cancer produces benefit/tribute album “the inner flame” along with rainer fan robert plant remarries sofie albertsen from denmark rainer dies band begins to divide into 2 .. rhythm section form calexico baby son is born
  • 2000’s
Tours solo more frequently discovers m. ward and releases his first album relocates to aarhus denmark for 5 months to have another baby giant sand is reinvented with a band of danish players records several more giant sand albums records more solo albums, one with a canadian gospel choir (receiving a 5 star review in mojo) and another with andalucian flamenco gypsies which include maestro raimundo amador re-issues entire back catalogue on fire records ( about 50 albums )
  • 2010’s
Giant sand expand into giant giant sand, doubling it’s previous size, combining equal parts danes and new young tucson players produces KT Tunstall’s critically acclaimed album ‘invisible empire/crescent moon’ assists in the debut album of dutch actress carice van houten (melisandre in game of thrones) ‘see you on the ice’ and pens her second single “particle of light” howe is discovered by gary briggs releases solo album “the coincidentalist” for new west records which features m. ward, steve shelley + thøger lund along with guest appearances by will oldham, kt tunstall + andrew bird produces Sylvie Simmons’s debut album ‘sylvie’ between the exponential cubed expansion of the band and its sheer audacity of a 3 decade life span, records giant³ sand album ‘heartbreak pass’ at various locations all over the planet with many guests in a variety of line-ups from intimate cluster to a giant giant giant throng the new album marks 30 years since the first Giant Sand release of ‘valley of rain’ decides to then put the band to bed so as to end on a high note after enjoying the best touring years ever produces the john doe album ‘the westerner’
  • NOW
Delves into the lost art of the piano standard. where did it go ? no one alive seems to know. releases ‘future standards’ “His work has never acknowledged any borders that might theoretically exist between mariachi waltzes, psychedelic guitar rock, uptown piano jazz, or dusty improvised C&W“ (Pitchfork). “In search of treasured happenstance, Howe Gelb is an enigma, an inspiration and some kind of genius” (The Quietus).

TICKETS

€30 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 Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

THE FITZAFRENIC

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THE FITZAFRENIC

plus support ROSS BREEN _ Main Venue _ Facebook event Dublin’s most beloved band of energetic enthusiasts are back after a 9 month journey through the maze of songwriting with the highly anticipated sequel LP coming out in the fall. May 11th will be a night mixed with all the new material along with their usual high-energy onstage antics and unique blend of funk, ska, soul and disco. This will be their first headliner of 2017. Definitely, one not to be missed!

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 credit card 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 or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

CHELSEA WOLFE

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CHELSEA WOLFE

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WIFE

_ Main Venue _ Facebook event Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work. Across the span of her first four albums, there is an underlying tension, a distorted and nebulous territory where dark shadows hover along the edges of the sublime and the graceful.

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SAMANTHA CRAIN

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SAMANTHA CRAIN

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New album “You Had Me At Goodbye” out March 24, 2017 You Had Me at Goodbye, the fifth full length studio album from Samantha Crain, finds the literary tendencies of her songwriting allowing room for a wink and a nod.

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GARRY TALLENT

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GARRY TALLENT

plus support _ Main Venue _ Facebook event Garry Wayne Tallent (born October 27, 1949, Detroit, Michigan), sometimes billed as Garry W. Tallent, is an American musician and record producer, best known for being bass player and founding member of the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen’s primary backing band since 1972.

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ODDSOCKS

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ODDSOCKS

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This February 17th Dublin based funk band Oddsocks release the second single ‘Birth Of The Cool’ from their now critically acclaimed new album ‘The Sound Of The City’. This up-tempo funky pop single is accompanied by a video recorded at ‘The Meadow’ recording studio by Dublin based videographer Afghaniscan. Featuring funk-pop & soul performances and the strong influence of producer Rian Trench (Solar Bears), ‘The Sound Of The City’ has given a defined new direction to the band. Synth-lead, groove driven tracks dominate the album while brass sounds and the soulful moods of Oddsocks’ multiple vocalists colour each track. “…..Well thought out compositions, with a mix of pure soul and funk…..” – Hotpress “ ...a satisfying synth-addled vibration. “ – The Irish Times “It’s an accomplished promising debut” – The Irish Mail On Sunday Oddsocks released the album’s leading single ‘What You Trying’ last November and it has since received extensive national and local radio playlisting throughout Ireland. Now the band look forward to releasing this new track to co-incide with the second leg of their Irish tour this February.

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€8 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

JAMES CRAMER

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JAMES CRAMER

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To celebrate the start of a new year, James Cramer is delighted to announce his first solo show, Upstairs @ Whelans on Thursday March 2nd.

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ THE FALSE AND THE FAIR

MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ featuring

THE FALSE AND THE FAIR

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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm – Free before 10:30pm Sign up for guest list HERE Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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NIX MOON

NIX MOON

^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event Since forming, Nix Moon have featured on highly esteemed festival line ups such as Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, Vantastival, BARE In the Woods and many more. They are moulding and adapting authentic Irish elements and indigenous instrumentation with current, comprehensive themes while oozing energy and enthralling crowds with their melodic sound. With the release of their debut EP Soul Traffic in July 2016, the band are growing within the Irish scene. Airtime on RTE Radio 1, Newstalk 106 – 108fm, 98 fm’s Big Breakfast. Last October, the band won ‘Best Performers’ at the Busker Fleadh 2016. Soul Traffic is out now and available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify and to buy. https://soundcloud.com/nix_moon_music/sets/soul-traffic “The sheer effort that goes into their performance is only surpassed by the ease with which they get a crowd moving. It is only a matter of time before these guys make it big” – Newstalk 106-108FM Hatchlings: Hatchlings draw from their jazz, folk, R’n’B and rock influences to create a fresh alternative sound. They are currently in the process of recording their debut EP, set to be released in 2017.

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Free in to Whelan’s before 10.30pm If you don’t think you’ll make it in before 10.30 please click attending and comment “Moon Landing” and you won’t be charged

AFTER THE GIG

Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

ONE MAN TOWN + THE HEART VANDALS & MITCH

ONE MAN TOWN

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THE HEART VANDALS & MITCH

^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event One Man Town Hailing from Donegal/Derry, Ireland will be playing Whelan’s Upstairs as part of their 2017 Irish tour Wednesday 8th of February with support from Donegal 4 piece ‘The Heart Vandals’ & Dublin based band ‘Mitch’ Hailing from Donegal/Derry, Ireland ‘One Man Town’ has steadily been building excitement from recent shows with an increasing fan base and hype around the new release of Debut self-titled E.P and official Music Video ‘Cutthroat Desire’ which is the first single from the 2016 record. Lead singer Graham Maree began his journey as a solo 1 piece ,but as the music grew so did the line-up recruiting well-known local musicians including Stephen Mc Cool (guitar/Piano), Robert Arbuckle (bass) despite coming from various backgrounds their musical influences have merged skilfully to create the perfect amalgamation of sounds that is ‘One Man Town’. Gigging NI: ‘One Man Town’ allows the audience to hear impassioned melodic vocals alongside a very authentic kind of blues\Modern guitar, effectually showcases the band’s aptitude to invoke a melancholy atmosphere without resorting to unnecessary layering and over the top production.Derry Live List : ‘’A fantastic debut release, the track’s use every ounce of Maree’s powerful voice which is complimented by strong catchy riffs resulting in a beautiful big mash of Blues, Rock and Folk. Type of Band you know would grab the audience by the mojitos when performing live. Since releasing their debut self-titled E.P in August, the local band has built a reputation for their high-energy performances. Their creative take for the first single and music video ‘Cutthroat Desire’ has seen the video hit over 10,000 views on YouTube since its release in September. With another record in the works and tours of Ireland and the UK this year, this band are set to take 2017 by storm. ‘’ The Heart Vandals: Donegal 4 piece ‘The Heart Vandals’ an energetic rock band influenced by likes of Ryan Adams, Thin Lizzy, Bowie, The Rolling Stones & Beat Generation. With a blend of harmonic guitars, vocals & a powerhouse rhythm section. MITCH : ‘Mitch’ was founded in 2016 when Jack OʼFlaherty and Andrew Smyth, students at Dublin City university, began writing songs in the Smythʼs flat. Keith Farrell, a former bandmate of OʼFlahertyʼs, and James McDonald joined after hearing the pair perform at a party in the flat. Promoting themselves by playing at house parties and student flats, MITCH quickly amassed a following with students of Dublinʼs colleges. Production began on the bandʼs debut single, in September. “Other way” is the self-produced debut from MITCH. An uncensored cross section of the modern relationship, “Other way” is an anthemic pop song and promises. Now, with a growing catalogue of original material the band are preparing their debut EP. Billed for release in January 2017, “HOT SINGLES IN YOUR AREA”, wrestles with the struggle of breaking into the music industry and facing the challenges of trying to find your way in the 21st century. The bandʼs D.I.Y. attitude and anthemic, hell-raising choruses have quickly made them a force to be reckoned with on the Irish music scene. Mitch has curated an original and raw interpretation of the Indie pop genre and are excited to bring their shows to a larger audience in what is sure to be their breakthrough year of 2017

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AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.