Tivoli Theatre. 135 - 138, Francis Street, Dublin 8. NO: 01 454 4472
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 20:00 23:00 +support Tandem Felix
Following the release of his new record in March and a five-star performance at Electric Picnic, Perfume Genius has announced a headline show at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre for Saturday 2 December 2017.
Date: 06 Dec 2017, Time: 8pm, Ticket Price: €15
Tom Waits described her music as being "like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night".
Jesca Hoop first attracted national attention in the early '00s, when her unusual backstory — the daughter of musical Mormons, she'd served a long stint as nanny to Tom Waits' kids — helped fuel critics' interest in songs that always seemed to be coming at you sideways. Albums like Hunting My Dress and The House That Jack Built, both of which hold up incredibly well, left Hoop constantly on the verge of a major breakthrough that never quite materialized.
Last year, though, she got a big lift in the form of Love Letter For Fire, an album-length collaboration with Iron And Wine's Sam Beam. In addition to reaching a new audience — and, in the process, finding her a new label home — that record found ways to highlight Hoop's idiosyncratic songwriting voice, as well as her gift for distinct phrasing. She keeps Love Letter For Fire's momentum alive with Memories Are Now, a nine-song collection that further showcases Hoop's enviable capacity to surprise.
Take the voices she brings to Memories Are Now's title track: The song could just as easily be the work of a sister act like Lily & Madeleine, Joseph or First Aid Kit — the kind of group where impeccable voices weave in and out, complementing each other with improbable precision — but it's just a showcase for Hoop, whose voice sounds alternately soaring, breathy, wearily assertive and, in the backing vocals, downright heavenly. (Later, at moments in "Simon Says," her layered voices conjure images of a salty/sweet country duo.) In both content and construction, Jesca Hoop's songs practically burst with ideas: They're as strange and smart and heartfelt as they are gorgeous, and that's saying something.
plus support from Tenebrous Liar & Joe Cardamone
Wednesday 6th December, The Academy, 7pm / 18+ / €28
Mark Lanegan's distinctive voice and sinister style have earned him an army of fans. Outside of his solo work he has lent his skills to Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees, The Twilight Singers and Soulsavers and more.
Sat 23rd December, Doors 8pm, Tickets 10eu,
Special Guest: Anderson
"Sonic Punk Thuggery" - Irish Times
OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS
Date: 29 Dec 2017, Time: 8pm, Ticket Price: €18
"…it's clear the tentative growl may turn into an imposing roar" The Sunday Times
'the six-piece negotiate the path between instinct, empathy and intransigence with delicacy and attention to detail…widescreen, skyscraping melodies that define the word "bliss… an intuitive blend of psych-influenced rock and numerous staggering sonic declarations. ****" The Irish Times
"(O,TA have)…routinely dumbfounded audiences at home and abroad with the famously impassioned live performances" Totally Dublin
Dolittle are proud to present an incredible and intimate Christmas performance from Overhead, The Albatross on Friday, 29 December.
O,TA are a five piece instrumental band from Dublin, renowned for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence.
Their sound goes beyond the normal boundaries of "post-rock" and delves into a cinematic realm. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths, soaring guitars and powerful drums combine to create their unique sound. O,TA's music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic peaks, touching everything in between.
' the band interweaves progressive coils of electronics, liquid guitar work, and a taut rhythm section…. there is no end of quicksilver tuneage here.' Irish Times
Overhead, The Albatross' debut album "Learning to Growl" was released in May 2016. Written between Ireland and the Czech Republic, produced and recorded in Clique Recordings and mixed by Philip Magee, the album was widely acclaimed by fans and critics alike. 2016 saw the album being nominated for the prestigious IMRO Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year. It also saw the band headline their biggest show to date at Dublin's Vicar St and they rounded off the year with a magical televised live performance at the wonderful Other Voices Music Festival in Dingle. You can watch a fantastic video of their Vicar St show here
Now, following a very busy year of touring, playing live festivals throughout the summer, and writing new material for release in 2018, we are Over, The Moon to bring you Overhead, The Albatross to The Workman's Club. What better way to prepare for 2018 than to see this incredible band putting on what promises to be a very special show in Dublin's best venue?
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 478 0766
Saturday 30th December, Doors: 8pm
Tickets: €20 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)
Ollie Cole and indie greats TURN have announced the will play Whelans on the 30th of December.
The band responsible for such amazing hits as "Facedown", "Summer Song", "Another Year Over", Bereta and "Beeswax" return to their old stomping ground in Whelan's, where they'll play hits from their three Extraordinary albums released during their eight year career in the late nineties/early zeros. Turn are one of the truly great live bands, so don't miss this chance to see them.
Sunday 31st Dec – NEW YEARS EVE
Whelanslive.com presents NEW YEARS EVE w/ DELORENTOS plus support _ Main Venue _ Over 10 years and five albums Delorentos have proved themselves to be one of Ireland's most enduring, creative, imaginative and exciting bands.
Doors: 8:30pm Tickets: €25
Sunday 10th December, The Academy, 7PM / 18+ / €36.50
The Charlatans are one of the most popular indie dance bands of the U.K., combining pop, electronica, funk, and other genres into an energetic stew.
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
Sunday 3rd December,
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 478 0766
Rocket from the Crypt. 1988. The story is a common one: the son of a Portuguese fisherman rediscovers punk rock and rock & roll and moves to Tijuana in order to find musicians who's instincts haven't been replaced by the sedate notion of what it takes to be successful in the world of professional music making.
Rocket from the Crypt issued a total of three records in 1995, including the limited-edition Hot Charity LP and the band's most acclaimed album to date, 'Scream, Dracula, Scream.' The album spawned three singles, including the international hit "On a Rope", which endeared Rocket from the Crypt to British audiences. RFTC followed in 1998, and 'Group Sounds' was issued on the band's new label, Vagrant, in early 2001.
The band proved to be a rock & roll machine throughout the early 2000s, their garage punk style as fresh as those following the punk revival trend. The members gradually began pursuing individual side projects, however, and 2002's Live from Camp X-Ray suffered accordingly, as the bandmates' alternate commitments prevented them from launching an effective tour.
The band broke up in 2005 but reunited earlier this year to appear on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' and perform "He's a Chef."
TICKETS €26 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 creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
The Jimmy Cake & The Bonk
BelloBar Dublin 1 Portobello Harbour, Portobello, Dublin 8, Saturday 2nd December // 8pm // €12 + Booking Fee
Playing their annual seasonal show, joined by experimental pop groovers The Bonk. 2017 saw the release of The Jimmy Cake's latest work, Tough Love, a kosmische/stoner collision and their debut album on the mighty Penske Recordings label, declared the 'Irish Album Of The Week' – Irish TImes.
The HamsandiwcH Christmas Trilogy
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2.
(Thursday 7th Dec - Sat 9th) **SOLD OUT**
BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2. plus guest(Upstairs Doors: 8pm)
Friday 15th December
^ Upstairs ^
Tickets priced €12 (incl booking) on Friday November 10t @ 10am from www.whelanslive.com www.ticketmaster.ie
"Fact is, this debut album from Limerick's Bleeding Heart Pigeons has more going on constructively in one song than many other bands have across a suite of tracks." – The Irish Times
"Bleeding Heart Pigeons ache with a sense of longing and also fear for what's really out there." – Mojo
Following on from their debut album 'Is' 2018 will be an eventful year with Bleeding Heart Pigeons second album set for release mid-2018. The band will play their last show of 2017 with an intimate performance in Whelan's upstairs.
The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Date: 22 Dec 2017, Time: 8pm, Ticket Price: €10
Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Irish singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Her third full length album entitled Salt was released on October 14th 2016 digitally in Europe as well as on limited edition CD and Vinyl and was released digitally to the rest of the world on November 11th 2016. The album was shortlisted for this year's RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year this year.
Salt was recorded in a self-built recording and artist space in Dublin called Guerrilla Studios which has become an integral part of the Independent Irish music scene. Guerrilla has hosted live performance video collective the Practice Tapes as well as being the studio where releases by The Jimmy Cake, Hilary Woods and much more have been recorded.
Salt is a departure from Katie's previous albums and delves further into the drone side of her other releases with textured production added by producer John "Spud" Murphy, who is central to the album's sonic feel. Salt comes four years after Katie's previous album, the critically acclaimed Cover and Flood and it shows an evolution musically.
Since Cover and Flood Katie has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing mostly sold out venues. She has also played Union Chapel in London and played shows in New York and Canada.
Katie joined The Waterboys, singing the parts of the dark fairy queen and playing guitar and bass on their WB Yeats tour which lead to a performance on the legendary Later with Jools Holland TV show.