Month: August 2018

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.


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


THE INNOCENT BYSTANDER plus support _ Main Venue _ After a completely rammed show upstairs at Whelan’s in July and the success of their first 7’” single selling out exclusively to Rough Trade shops and their rammed shows at Forbidden Fruit and Electric Picnic The Innocent Bystander return to the Whelan’s main stage on September… Read more »


Longshot Promotions presents THE RUMJACKS 10 Year Anniversary Tour plus support THE BLACK PITTS _ Main Venue _  Here we go people, The Rumjacks are back on the road. 2018 will mark their 10 year anniversary! So, to celebrate, they’ll be playing Whelan’s on Wed 10th Oct as part of their “10 Year Anniversary Tour”. Tickets €18… Read more »