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Tickets €22.50 available from Ticketmaster.ie & Whelanslive.com
Eighteen years. Twelve albums. Thirty-plus transatlantic treks. Fifteen Top 40 singles. 350,000 podcast downloads and counting. Arena tours across 11 countries with Guns N Roses.
A video trilogy starring Elijah Wood and Ralph Macchio. A feature- length documentary.
An oral-history biography. Personal invites from Lemmy to join Motörhead on the road (and on water, for the 2014 Motörboat cruise). For most bands, that would amount to a hell of a career. For Toronto trio Danko Jones, it’s called “warming up.”
The music of Danko Jones has always doubled as a form of therapy, a physical and emotional release for those times when love is unkind. Fire Music (their latest album to record) happens when therapy doesn’t work, when all that pent-up agitation is left to stew and gets expelled into pure, merciless, violent rock ‘n’ roll fury. “You don’t listen to love anymore,” Danko sings to the titular “Wild Woman” of the album’s opening track—so, he reasons, perhaps she’ll listen to hate.
No doubt, the recruitment of new drummer Rich Knox—formerly of southern-fried Toronto rockers Flash Lightning—has had an adrenalizing effect on band co-founders Danko and John “JC” Calabrese, his rampaging rhythms pushing the veteran duo to new extremes of intensity.
With Fire Music, you get an album that burns at both ends, showcasing Danko Jones at both their most energetic and eclectic, like a greatest-hits career retrospective made up of all-new material, delivering blasts from the past while blazing trails into the future.
In January this year, Danko Jones landed themselves the soundtrack for WWE Royal Rumble. Check it out the teaser here:
photo credit: Dustin Rabin
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This Scottish all-girl 3 piece produce boisterous classic rock tunes full of gargantuan riffs, meaty basslines and more spunk than Motley Crue and Van Halen put together. Forming in 2010, this DIY lovin’ bunch independently released their first album, Haulin’ Ass, in 2011, proving once and for all that you don’t need a record label to make waves. And with their brand new album, Game On, produced by Legendary Grammy Winning producer, Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Tom Jones, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest), strong support from the UK’s own Planet Rock, and radio and press all across Europe singing their praises, The Amorettes no-nonsense attitude is taking on a whole new approach
Hailed as the female Ramones, described in the press as “Like Airbourne fronted by Joan Jett” and having started 2015 by being confirmed as Special Guests to Europe and Black Star Riders on their UK Tour, and with the recent announcement that they will be Special Guests to Canadian Rockers, Danko Jones on their UK and Ireland Tour in September, The Amorettes are on the rise – so prepare to be hearing a lot more of their gritty, punk-tinged rock explosion.
€22.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)
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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, 12am).