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DJ Budge gives us his top 11 live shows

dave burgess sonic tonics thelist recommendedIf you where around Sligo in th 90's and 00's then you'll be familiar with the legendary night 'Sure Shots' and 'Sabotage' Clarence and Left Bank venues. If your familiar with his radio show on 8Radio then you'll know that he has a finger on the pulse when it comes knowing what's not just new, but also good. and his appriciation of the indie classic is unbreakable.

Dave 'Budge' Burgess is presenter of "Sonic Tonic" on 8Radio.com on Monday nights at 10pm.

Recommended Live Gigs for December 2017

PERFUME GENIUS

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.

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JESCA HOOP

The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 | + 353 (0) 1 670 6692 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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Mark Lanegan

The Academy, 57 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin 1 Tel: 353-1-8779999 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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Fontaines D.C.

Sat 23rd December, Doors 8pm, Tickets 10eu,
Special Guest: Anderson

"Sonic Punk Thuggery" - Irish Times
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OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS

The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 | + 353 (0) 1 670 6692 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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?

http://www.overheadthealbatross.com/

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TURN

Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 478 0766

plus support,
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.

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DELORENTOS

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

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The Charlatans

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.

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u:Mack presents
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT

plus support
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.

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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.

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The HamsandiwcH Christmas Trilogy

Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2.

(Thursday 7th Dec - Sat 9th) **SOLD OUT**

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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.

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KATIE KIM

The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.

+ guests
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.

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Recommended Live Gigs for November 2017

God Is An Astronaut 

Saturday Nov 11th - God Is An Astronaut 15th Anniversary Tour + Support

Irish instrumental post-rock legends God is an Astronaut celebrate their 15th Anniversary with what promises to be a fantastic live show.

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Saturday, 11th Nov - Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue plus special guests Booka Brass Band @The Academy (57 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: 353-1-8779999  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Hard-edged funk, hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in the great tradition of jazz. A/k/a supafunkrock. "Parking Lot Symphony", the debut album for Blue Note Records, out now. Doors 7pm  Tickets €28

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Akala

Sunday, Nov 12th - ChoiceCuts presents Akala @The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland Call (01) 678 7188 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses his unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling. 7pm - 10.30pm  Tickets €15 + booking fees via sugarclubtickets.com

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Sylvan Esso

Tuesday, Nov 14th - Sylvan Esso @Tivoli Theatre, 135 - 138, Francis Street, Dublin 8.

Sylvan Esso is an American indie pop duo from Durham, North Carolina. Formed in 2013, the band consists of singer Amelia Meath (part of Mountain Man) and producer Nick Sanborn (part of Megafaun).

Meath’s powerful voice is front and center, unjoined by fellow harmonizers. Sanborn creates intricate, pulsing grooves for Meath’s voice to inhabit.

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Depeche Mode

Wednesday, Nov 15th - Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour @3ARENA, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 T: + 353 (0) 1 819 8888  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Global Spirit Tour supports the band’s 14th studio album, Spirit, released March 17th via Columbia Records. The album’s powerful and timely first single, “Where’s The Revolution”, has been well-received by critics and fans alike, lauded as a strong “return to form” for Depeche Mode. Spirit has already garnered critical acclaim, with MOJO calling it “blow by blow…Depeche Mode’s best album in years.” 

One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Formed in 1980, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and innovators.  The band’s 14 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their last studio album, 2013’s Delta Machine, debuted at #1 in 12 countries around the world, and launched a world tour that saw the band play to more than 2.5 million fans. In fall 2016, Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collection, a definitive 3 DVD library anthology containing more than four hours of their groundbreaking music videos, was released by SONY Music Entertainment. Their 14th studio album Spirit was released March 17, 2017, and the new album and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue the band’s history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.

Unofficial Depeche Mode After Party @The Button Factoty, Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin T: 01 670 9105 Email: Buttonfactorymanagement@gmail.com website @buttonfactory.ie

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The Killers

Thursday, Nov 16th - The Killers @3ARENA, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 T: + 353 (0) 1 819 8888  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Killers are a Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more. Their latest LP "Wonderful Wonderful" is bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems that make The Killers one of the world’s biggest and most beloved rock bands.

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Columbia Mills

Friday, Nov 17th - Columbia Mills @The Button Factoty, Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin T: 01 670 9105 Email: Buttonfactorymanagement@gmail.com website @buttonfactory.ie

Dublin band Columbia Mills will celebrate the release of their debut album with a very special live performance which will take place 1 week after the release of their debut Album 'A Safe Distance To Watch' (released on Nov 10th).Special guests on the night are Pursued By Dogs. Doors 7pm Tickets €15 (incl. booking fee) available from eventbrite.ie.

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Cigarettes After Sex

Friday 17th Nov - Cigarettes After Sex @The Academy (57 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: 353-1-8779999  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Cigarettes After Sex is a pop group founded in El Paso, TX. Initially created in 2008 the group has included a number of different members/collaborators since its inception. They released their self-titled debut full length album back in June of this year. 

Rolling Stone magazine described their sound as "Melancholic, androgynous pop noir set in smoke-filled darkness". Doors 7pm  Tickets -  €20.90 via ticketmaster.ie

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PINS

Friday 17th Nov - PINS @Academy 2 (57 Abbey Street Middle, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: 353-1-8779999  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

PINS formed in 2011 when fashion photographer, Wigan born Faith Vern, while looking for bandmates, decided that she wanted to form an all-girl band rather than be the token girl in a mostly male band. They released their first album, Girls Like Us, in September 2013. In 2015, they opened for Sleater-Kinney on the UK and EU leg of their tour. PINS second album ‘Wild Nights’ was released on Bella Union on 9 June 2015 and after a couple of EP's since then, they have recently self-released their new single “Serve The Rich”.

Doors 7pm  Tickets €20.90 via ticketmaster.ie

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Paddy Hanna

Saturday, Nov 18th - Paddy Hanna @ Bello Bar (1 Portabello Harbour, Dublin 8, Ireland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Bookings & Enquiries contact Shane on +353 87 1669406)

Since the release of his debut solo album Leafy Stiletto in 2014, Paddy Hanna has amassed a cult following at home and abroad as a purveyor of oddball melancholic pop music. Formally of Grand Pocket Orchestra and No Monster Club, Hanna’s debut steered away from his anarchic roots and veered more towards the classic songwriting of the 1970s through his own veil of disillusionment and sorrow, Stiletto was met with high praise, leading Irish Times reviewer Lauren Murphy to proclaim it “an inspiring debut”. Hanna will be on tour of Irland from October through December accompioned by a live band featuring Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox (Girl Band), along with guitarist Paddy Ormond (Jetsetter/Postcard Versions).

Doors: 8pm Tickets €13.00 via Ticketmaster.ie

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Protomartyr

Saturday Nov 18th - Protomartyr @Whelan's, Wexford St., Dublin 2 Tel: 01 478 0766  |  Ticket Sales WaV Box Office 1890 200 078  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aiken Promotions Presents, PROTOMARTYR + Sauna Youth + Oh Boland _ Main Room _

"Relatives in Descent" is their fourth full-length and Domino debut. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. This, at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality.

Doors 8PM Tickets: €16.50

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Mens Mental Health Week

Sunday Nov 19th: Mojo Sessions - Mens Mental Health Week Gig@The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 T:018740076 Bar & General Enquiries – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mojo’s debut festival to celebrate International Men’s Day on the 19th November 2017 brings together acts from across the Arts in support of men who are facing mental health challenges. Guests include Paddy Casey, Emmet Kirwan, Nialler 9, Lords Of Strut, Mother DJ’s.  and many more.

Doors: 8pm.  €15 (www.eventbrite.ie)

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Mac DeMarco

Wednesday, Nov 22nd - Mac DeMarco @Vicar Street, 24 Holles Street, Dublin D02 V668  T: 00353 (0) 1 77 55 800. Mac DeMarco comes to Vicar Street following the release of this years "Old Dog" album which is rooted more in a synth-base than any of his previous releases, but he is careful not to let that tactic overshadow the other instruments and overall “unplugged” mood of the work. “This is my acoustic album, but it’s not really an acoustic album at all. That’s just what it feels like, mostly. I’m Italian, so I guess this is an Italian rock record.” Doors: 7:30 pm  **SOLD OUT**

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Richard Dawson

Wednesday Nov 22nd - Richard Dawson & special guest Katie Kim @Whelan's, Wexford St., Dublin 2 Tel: 01 478 0766  |  Ticket Sales WaV Box Office 1890 200 078  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enthusiastic Eunuch proudly presents one of the great live performers of our time… RICHARD DAWSON plus support: Katie Kim _ Main Venue _ 

“At times deeply, painfully intimate, but also witty, bawdy, surreal, disquieting, nostalgic, brash and fearlessly individual” – The Quietus. Richard’s incredible new album ‘Peasant’ is out now on Weird World Records. 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 2016 and was shortlisted for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year. She has toured all over Europe, and played shows in New York, Canada – and even a performance with The Waterboys on the legendary Later with Jools Holland TV show.

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The Shaker Hymn/Tomorrows

Wednesday Nov 22nd: The Shaker Hymn/Tomorrows @The Grand Social

Great double bill featuring 2 bands garnering lots of plaudits for their fresh takes on woozy, psychedelic pop. Cork outfit The Shaker Hymn released their new single ‘Dead Trees’ in September, recorded straight to tape by producer Brendan Fennessy (O Emperor) while also appearing on the soundtrack to breakout Irish film ‘Handsome Devil’. Dublin 4 piece Tomorrows are showcasing their highly rated ‘Another Life’ LP which is out on the uber hip label Trout Records.

Doors: 8pm. €10

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Bowie to Buckley: a World APart

Wednesday, Nov 22nd - Bowie to Buckley: a World APart @The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland Call (01) 678 7188 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cello Ireland joins forces with Gerry Leonard (Bowie guitarist), Hugh Buckley (one of Ireland's finest jazz guitarists) and his quintet and Ben Garrett (Overhead, The Albatross) and Daniel Lang (Red Enemy) in an exploration of the music of Bowie, Buckley and Pärt. Hugh Buckley Quintet features Hugh, on guitar, Phil Ware on piano, Dan Bodwell on Bass, Dominic Mullan on drums and Michael Buckley on sax. This collaborative event brings together world class musicians from several genres of music, including Jazz, Classical and Rock, in an evening of incredible music making. Alongside the work of Bowie and Buckley the group will perform re imaginings of the works of Arvo Pärt, including 'Fratres'.

 7:30pm-11pm Tickets €16.55-€18.68 via eventbrite.ie

Queens Of The Stone Age

Friday, Nov 24th - Queens Of The Stone Age @3ARENA, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 T: + 353 (0) 1 819 8888  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their Irish return as part of the Villains World Tour at 3Arena on Friday 24th November 2017.

“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go." — Joshua Homme 

Doors: 6:30pm  **SOLD OUT!**

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John Maus

Fri Nov 24th: John Maus (Aiken Promotions & Skinny Wolves presents - SOLD OUT) @The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 T:018740076 Bar & General Enquiries – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Showcasing his new album ‘Screen Memories’ (his first for 6 years) Maus yet again highlights his sense of adventure within the realms of electronic music. The fact that he builds his own synthesizers just adds to the fun. Doors 8pm. €18.50

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Rusangano Family

Friday, Nov 24th - Rusangano Family @The Button Factoty, Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin T: 01 670 9105 Email: Buttonfactorymanagement@gmail.com website @buttonfactory.ie

The Limerick trio MynameisjOhn, MuRli and God Knows have been blazing a hot trail through the Irish music scene. What they offer is unique in its well-roundedness: hip-hop productions made by experienced producer MynameisjOhn with inspirations in soul, grime, electronica and Afrobeat; two Irish-African MCs addressing their experiences and issues with a realist gusto. Match that with a furiously frenetic live set and you've got one of the best groups in the country. Rusangano Family’s self-released album Let the Dead Bury the Dead was crowned the Irish Album of the Year 2016 at the Choice Music Prize Awards.

Le Boom 

Friday Nov 24th - Main Room Midnight Hour with Le Boom @Whelan's, Wexford St., Dublin 2 Tel: 01 478 0766  |  Ticket Sales WaV Box Office 1890 200 078  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LE BOOM plus support MIX & FAIRBANKS Whelan’s Main Room from Midnight. Doors: 11:30pm Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: €11

Bitch Falcon

Saturday Nov 25th - Bitch Falcon @Whelan's, Wexford St., Dublin 2 Tel: 01 478 0766  |  Ticket Sales WaV Box Office 1890 200 078  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aiken Promotions present BITCH FALCON plus support THUMPER _ Main Venue _ Dublin’s Bitch Falcon announce their biggest headline show to date with a Whelans play this November. Not to be missed, the band’s live shows make an even bigger impact and they’ve quickly worked themselves up a reputation as of the best live bands in the country. The band have packed rooms from Dublin to Toronto as well as becoming a firm fixture on the festival scene playing Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, Other Voices and Sea Sessions amongst others.

Doors: 8pm Tickets €15 via ticketmaster.ie

Songhoy Blues

Saturday, Nov 25th - Songhoy Blues @The Button Factory, Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin T: 01 670 9105 Email: Buttonfactorymanagement@gmail.com website @buttonfactory.ie

Songhoy Blues are a young desert blues band from Timbuktu, Mali. The band were exiled to Bamako during the unrest in Mali. Following the release of their debut album "Music In Exile", the band were nominated for "Best New Act" at the 2015 Q Awards and as "Independent Breakthrough Act" at the 2015 AIM Awards.

They released their follow up album "Résistance" back in June of this year.

"Songhoy Blues has always been about resistance. We started this group during a civil war, in the face of a music ban, to create something positive out of adversity. As long as we have music left in us and something to say, we'll keep fighting each day with music as our weapon, our songs as our resistance."

Doors 8pm Tickets €23.50 (plus booking fee) from ticketmaster.ie

Royal Blood

Sunday, Nov 26th - Royal Blood @3ARENA, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 T: + 353 (0) 1 819 8888  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. plus support from At The Drive-In & Black Honey

Following the June release of their second album "How Did We Get So Dark?" Royal Blood have confirmed details of two exciting support bands for their forthcoming arena tour. The resurgent At The Drive In will join the bill at all of the tour’s UK and Ireland dates after releasing their long-awaited new album ‘in•ter a•li•a’ last month, while Black Honey – highlighted as ‘Fresh Blood 2017’ band to watch by Kerrang! – open on all UK and European shows.

Doors: 6:30pm Tickets €32.50 via ticketmaster.ie

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Wolf Alice

Tuesday, Nov 28th - MCD Presents Wolf Alice @The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street, Dublin D02 K135 booking T: 0818 719 330. Wolf Alice, one of the biggest breakthrough independent bands of recent years make their eagerly anticipated return following the September release of their second album "Visions Of A Life", the follow-up to their Gold-certified debut LP "My Love Is Cool".

Tickets priced from €27.90 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. Doors: 7pm Please note, Stalls standing tickets are completely sold out, seats only available, selling fast.

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Sun Kil Moon

Tuesday, Nov 28th - Sun Kil Moon @Vicar Street, 24 Holles Street, Dublin D02 V668  T: 00353 (0) 1 77 55 800

Sun Kil Moon is an American folk rock act from San Francisco, California, founded in 2002. Initially a continuation of the defunct indie rock band Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon is now the primary recording moniker of vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek. The project is named after the Korean lightweight boxer Sung-Kil Moon. "Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood" is Sun Kil Moon's eighth studio album self-produced by primary recording artist Mark Kozelek and released in 17 February 2017 on Caldo Verde Records.

Doors: 7:30pm  Tickets €29.80 via ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets.

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headquarters

The List, Dame House, 24 - 26 Dame Street, Dublin D02 C861, Republic of Ireland.