Month: August 2018


TABLOIDTV plus support _ Main Venue _ Influenced by the likes of The Cure, The Smith’s, Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads, the Dublin indie rock five piece play their first Dublin show since selling out the launch of their sophomore EP ‘First Night Last Night’.

GWENIFER RAYMOND presents GWENIFER RAYMOND plus support JUNIOR BROTHER ^ Upstairs ^ Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players


SLOW MOVING CLOUDS plus support _ Main Venue _ SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are a band based in Dublin, Ireland. They bring together roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.


Aiken Promotions presents EMMA BLACKERY ‘Villains’ Album Release Party & Meet & Greet plus support 2PM MATINEE – ALL AGES – INCL MEET & GREET ^ Upstairs ^ Emma Blackery has announced a headline show Upstairs at Whelans, 8th September to celebrate her upcoming album “Villains”. Villains is out on 31st August. Blackery can’t remember… Read more »


THOMAS WALSH (PUGWASH)(SOLO) plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Thomas Walsh, of Pugwash fame, plays Whelan’s upstairs on Fri 24th Aug. Thomas is an Ivor Novello nominated songwriter whose co-writers and collaborators include Jeff Lynne, Andy Partridge, Ray Davies and Neil Hannon…


VALHALLA “HEAR ME CALLING” SINGLE LAUNCH plus support COOLS HUMBUG & BANGO SKANK ^ Upstairs ^ Valhalla is pleased to announce the launch of there upcoming single Hear Me Calling. Valhalla is a 3 piece Alternative/Indie/Psychedelic Rock band from Dublin, Ireland.


TUESDAY AT SIX EP LAUNCH plus support LILAC KILLING BOOTH ^ Upstairs ^ Formed in late 2017 Tuesday at Six are a four piece rock band from Gorey, Co. Wexford. The band consists of Cian FitzPatrick on vocals, Eoin Harris on lead guitar, John Redmond on bass and Luke Kavanagh on drums. After initial success… Read more »


CONOR WARD plus support RONAN WARD ^ Upstairs ^ Mayo singer/songwriter Conor Ward returns to play upstairs in Whelan’s on Friday, October 5th to celebrate the release of his brand new single, “Hope”. Conor will be joined on the night by his band and a host of special guests with all proceeds from the event… Read more »


FIVE GRAND STEREO plus support ^ Upstairs ^ “The idea behind Five Grand Stereo”, says lead songwriter Chris Singleton, “is to take a 1970s band, shove them in a time machine, deposit them in the present day and ask them to make a record about the world they find themselves in”. 


Aiken Promotions presents INHALER plus support ^ Upstairs ^ “When dreamy synth rock four piece Inhaler took the stage at the Button Factory on Wednesday night as part of the industry led event Garageland the crowd, mostly comprising of teenage girls, reached fever pitch.” – Hotpress