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Month: June 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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KIM CHURCHILL

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KIM CHURCHILL

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When you first encounter him, soft-spoken Kim Churchill seems like an archetypal blond, blue-eyed surfer from southern New South Wales. But behind his laidback demeanour and even tone, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter has a secret: he’s an extreme risk-taker.

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THE PICTUREBOOKS

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THE PICTUREBOOKS

HOME IS A HEARTACHE TOUR

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WOLFF

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Primal blues-rock duo The Picturebooks will perform their blues-saturated heavy rock on their “Home Is A Heartache Tour 2017” which hits Whelan’s, Dublin on October 7th.

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THE TEARAWAYS

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THE TEARAWAYS

feat. Clem Burke (Blondie)

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The Tearaways have been a longtime California staple from their simple origins in the Santa Barbara indie scene back in 1981 to their current status as a touring and recording act.

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SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB

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SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB

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Tickets €15.35 including booking fee go on sale Wednesday June 28th at 9am from Ticketmaster.

In September 2016, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club released its new album The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been twenty-four years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen

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YANKARI + REGROOVANATION

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YANKARI + REGROOVANATION

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REGROOVANATION

Regroovanation are an ever morphing and versatile music and arts collective. The core band consists of four members who write and arrange the bulk of the music which has roots in groove and funk but fans into hip-hop, jazz, reggae, house and something un-describable. Past these four members the line-up has ranged to as many as 24 members with full brass, strings, backing vocal and rapper/frontman sections. At this gig they will be displaying a seven piece set of some of their tunes featuring some summery bright grooves, some thick funk and some fresh hip hop.
‘Looking to immerse yourself in vibrant creation?
Do this and more with ReGroovanation’

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YANKARI

Die-hard Fela fans, Dublin based band Yankari, aspire to advance the original Afrobeat genre by incorporating contemporary sounds, such as, jazz, funk, dance, rock-and-roll whilst keeping the traditional groove elements of Afrobeat.

This new sound has world-wide appeal and the Yankari fan base stretches from Ireland to Japan, Brazil to Spain, Nigeria to US.

Yankari founding members, brothers Segun and Michael Akano along with Uché Gabriel Akujobi, are originally from Nigeria and came together in Dublin while playing at various gigs around the city. Gradually through the love of music and rhythms from their Yoruba and Igbo cultures they created the groovy and energetic sound that is reminiscence of the Afrobeat greats of the 60’s and 70’s but with a modern twist. That sound is called Yankari.

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OLLIE BELL

Ollie Bell is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Ballygall, Dublin. Being involved in local hip hop, RnB circles around Ballymun and Finglas since a young age, has crafted his style with a message different to popular opinion. Influenced by great minds ranging from the likes of Amy Winehouse to Nikola Tesla. His Live shows have high energy with soulful performances to set the mood including a solid band of drums, keys, guitar, bass and backing vox. With performances at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, The Academy, supporting Maverick Sabre, performing at Press Play with Lethal Dialect.

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

MOULETTES

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MOULETTES

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Facebook eventMoulettes consists almost entirely of multi-instrumentalists who experiment with both electric and acoustic instruments. One of their musical trademarks is the deliberate distortion of acoustic instruments.

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THE BEAT
STARRING DAVE WAKELING

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Tom Keating Presents

THE BEAT
STARRING DAVE WAKELING

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One tempestuous weekend in March 1979 was not only the date of the Three Mile Island nuclear incident, but also, in Birmingham, England, the very first show by a nascent band known as The Beat.

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THE STRYPES

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THE STRYPES

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Hands down the most exciting rock ‘n’ roll band to emerge from the British Isles in the 2010’s, The Strypes are striking back with redoubled energy in 2017. 

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U.M.A.N

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U.M.A.N

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New Irish soul acts U.M.A.N only released his soul song “Flamin’Day” last month and after
receiving it first ever play on the Ian Dempsey show, the single shot to No.5 on the iTunes singles chart! 

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JUNIOR BROTHER

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JUNIOR BROTHER

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RACHAEL LAVELLE
SHANE CLIFFORD

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Facebook eventJunior Brother is an experimental folk singer/ songwriter from Co. Kerry, Ireland, playing sometimes humorous, sometimes heady tunes. Strange stories, poetic and arcane, unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic Guitar and Foot Tambourine accompaniment.

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THE STRYPES
EARLY (12+) & LATE SHOWS

1pm Matinee (12+)
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7:30pm Evening Show (18+)
General Admission: €30 [BUY]

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THE STRYPES

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THUR 21st & FRI 22nd DEC – EARLY (14+) & LATE SHOWS

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Hands down the most exciting rock ‘n’ roll band to emerge from the British Isles in the 2010’s, The Strypes are striking back with redoubled energy in 2017. 

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TOPS

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TOPS

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For Sugar At The Gate, their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal’s TOPS peaced out to LA. They lived and recorded at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in the Jewel City, Glendale, CA. 

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DANIEL SLOSS

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DANIEL SLOSS – NOW

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Daniel Sloss has announced he will return to Dublin this September with his stunning new show NOW. 

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THE SCRATCH

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THE SCRATCH

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“When Metal meets Trad” – JOE.ie

The Scratch are a 4-piece acoustic act from Dublin, Ireland. Born from a shared love of acoustic guitar, metal and traditional Irish music, The Scratch have moulded triumphant melodies with the groove and intensity of metal.

Started as a fun experiment in the kitchen of a house in Perrystown, Dublin, The Scratch have already built up a serious buzz in their hometown. A recent busking trip to Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon saw the band score their first viral video, racking up an astonishing one million views in just a week! The video has been shared all around the world, captivating audiences of many different nationalities and catapulting The Scratch into the global consciousness.

With their biggest show to dates scheduled in Whelan’s Main Room, June 22nd and two singles on the way, 2017 looks to be their year.

Don’t miss the most exciting acoustic act in the country.

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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

SESSION MOTTS

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SESSION MOTTS

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BUFFALO WOMAN

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New Single & Video Plundered Past

A hyper-bright, emotional dance record inspired by the darkest subject imaginable

SESSION MOTTS launch their new single Plundered Past on 30 May 2017, the second of a number of releases in 2017.

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DENAI MOORE

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DENAI MOORE

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We Used To Bloom Out now!

Cathartic, rich and true – Mojo

A wisdom that far exceeds her 23 years – Q magazine

Denai Moore is pleased to share with you her exceptional and healing sophomore record We Used To Bloom.

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ROESY

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ROESY

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Award winning singer-songwriter and artist Roesy has spent the first half of 2017 touring both Ireland and Australia while writing and recording new material.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LISA HANNIGAN
(ALL AGES & LATE SHOWS)

3pm Matinee (All Ages)
Under 16’s: €13 [BUY]
Over 16’s: €21.50 [BUY]

8pm Evening Show – SOLD OUT
General Admission: €26.50 [BUY]

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LISA HANNIGAN

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DAVID HOPE – KIDS CLASSICS (3PM)
INNI-K (8PM)

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We’re delighted to announced that Lisa Hannigan will be performing two intimate shows in Whelan’s on Friday 7th July. First, a 3pm all ages matinee show, followed by an 8pm over 18’s only event. Tickets for both performances go on sale online on Friday (Jun 16th) at 10am from Whelanslive.com.

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THE CADILLAC THREE

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THE CADILLAC THREE

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Nashville natives THE CADILLAC THREE are fiercely proud of their Southern roots, leaving a lasting impression on fans across the globe with their high-octane live show and chart-topping songwriting skills.

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SESKIN LANE

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SESKIN LANE

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Seskin Lane are a Tipperary based band founded in 2010 by Eoin Ryan Anthony. They are influenced by Rock ‘n’ Roll, Gospel, Blues, Traditional and Classical music. 

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TIZ MC NAMARA

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TIZ MC NAMARA

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Tiz McNamara’s independent releases have racked up over 2.3 Million streams on Spotify as well as featuring on UK TV shows ‘Hollyoaks’ and Emmerdale. Tiz has received support from some of the industries heavy weights including BBC Radio2, Amazing Radio and RTE Radio 1. 

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OH BRYAN

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OH BRYAN

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Irish duo Oh Bryan comprised of Stephen O’Brien (drums,bass,vocals,guitar) and Shane Power (guitar) release their debut EP “Rewind” on August 11th 2017 upstairs in Whelan’s.

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Sonntags feat. Damiano Von Erckert (DJ)

This Sonntag upstairs in Whelan’s we have the pleasure of welcoming a special appearance from label boss man Damiano von Erckert!

Born in 1989 and still alive, Damiano von Erckert is a temporary ambassador of dance music from all decades. As a DJ, his main goal is simple, to make people happy and to have a good time with them.

Damiano also runs revered imprints such as AVA.RECORDS, DVE RECORDS and TONY TRAVOLTA RECORDS, containing works from artists such as Retrogott, MCDE, Tito Wun, Am Kinem, The Egyptian Lover, Prosumer, Hodini, Ron Trent, Peven Everett, Mall Grab, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Damiano himself and many others.

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Damiano von Erckert (Ava. Records)

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**UPSTAIRS @ WHELAN’S**
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**DOORS 10PM**

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LOL TOLHURST (THE CURE)

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LOL TOLHURST

(THE CURE)

IN CONVERSATION AND SPINNING DISCS

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Lol Tolhurst is a musician, writer and performer.

He is best known as a founding member of the band that virtually invented alternative music, The Cure. Formed in 1976, The Cure is one of the most influential, successful and critically acclaimed bands of its generation.

As The Cure’s drummer, Lol toured the globe many times over, supporting the ground-breaking albums Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography. He took on keyboard duties in the mid-eighties until his departure from the band in 1989, at the time of their masterwork Disintegration.

In the early nineties, Lol relocated to Southern California where he continues to write, record and tour with his own band, Levinhurst.

More recently, 2011 saw a momentous reunion tour with his former bandmates and Lol performing with The Cure again for the first time in over twenty years.

Lol’s first book was published in 2016. Cured – The Tale Of Two Imaginary Boys is a memoir that draws together the threads of his life and art… so far!

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€15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 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

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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.

SEARCH PARTY ANIMAL

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SEARCH PARTY ANIMAL

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Irish band Search Party Animal release their debut single, “Evergreen” on March 17th 2017. The young band (an average age of 19), create a sound which transcends the sum of its parts. They are fronted by Dundrum native Adam Redmond, a multi-instrumentalist and principal songwriter for the band. Search Party Animal have been playing together from the age of 14 and are becoming known for their energetic live shows.

The track, “Evergreen” brings to mind early Foals and references the underground Irish post rock scene that the band were immersed in. The track was produced by the band and Vin McCreith (The Cast of Cheers, All Tvvins, Adebisi Shank) and mastered by Robin Schmidt (Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975).

Search Party Animal release their debut single “Evergreen” via Faction Records, home of James Vincent McMorrow, Jape and Pleasure Beach. 

With debut headline shows and a busy festival season to follow soon, there is much more to come from this exciting young five piece.

 

TICKETS

€12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

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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

SOMA #009 ft. YOUNG EARTH

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SOMA #009

featuring

YOUNG EARTH

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SOMA #009 IS COMING.

SOMA #008 was absolutely killer, The Revellions brought some serious vibes to the SOMA stage. This month we’re delighted to have Young Earth on board, who will be bringing the party vibes.

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