Melosity brings you your weekly gig guide for the 30th – 5th of August.

Monday 30th 

Hobo Johnson

Following his first ever sold-out UK Tour, alternative hip-hop artist Hobo Johnson will be commencing his debut European tour right here in the city centre.

Venue: Whelan’s Main Room.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Tickets Available on door.


Crowbar Presents: Empathy Unplugged

Alternative Rock quartet Empathy take over Crowbar this Monday for an intimate acoustic show, performing a selection of original material as well as some of the band’s favourite acoustic covers. Support from Kenny Stapleton.

Venue: Crowbar, Temple Bar.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: Free entry.


Tuesday 31st

The Olllam – Summer 2018 Tour

Neo-Acoustic Celtic Post-Rock band The Olllam get ready to rock Whelan’s main stage as part of their Irish Summer dates.

Venue: Whelan’s Main Room.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €29.50.

Trashcan Sinatras: One Night, Two Albums

A very special seated acoustic show, where Progpop quartet Trashcan Sinatras will be playing songs from their seminal albums ‘Cake’ and ‘I’ve Seen Everything’.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Sold out.


Crowbar Presents: Fears

This is a first for the Crowbar crew – they will be using their brand new large screen projector, as part of Electro Ambient act Fears audio visual performance! Very exciting and definitely not to be missed.

Venue: Crowbar, Temple Bar.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: Free entry.

All In This Together 

Presenting: SYLK, Elizabeth Moen and Maija Sofia.

The next installment of All In This Together in aid of Pieta House and sponsored by The Rolling Donut with a very special lineup.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €10.


Wednesday 1st

Lunasa – Headline Show

Traditional Irish band Lúnasa play a headline show in Whelan’s to mark the release of their tenth album. Support from Natalie Merchant.

Venue: Whelan’s main room.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €27.50.

Fields Live @ Whelans

Originally from Ireland, singer/songwriter Fields is grabbing her acoustic guitar and heading home from Australia to share her enchanting yet sometimes amusing stories through song.

Venue: Whelan’s Upstairs.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €12 advanced // €15 general.


Thursday 2nd

Whelan’s Trad & Folk Festival 2018 Aug 2nd – 5th

After a hugely successful debut year, Whelan’s and Smithwick’s are delighted to announce this year’s Trad & Folk Festival on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Expanded to 4 days this year, this FREE festival has been a huge hit with both locals and visitors alike.

Venue: Whelan’s Main Venue, Upstairs and Front Bar.

Time: From 7pm.

Price: Free entry.

Ex Oh Chapter 76 – Nearly at 100!

Presenting: Shrink like Alice, Paper/Boy, Shades of Blue and Red Ocean.

Dublin-based promotion company Ex Oh Promotions get ready to put on a whopper show featuring some deadly underground Irish acts.

Venue: Fibber Magees.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: €3.

Cloud Castle Lake – Irish Tour

Alternative Indie four piece Cloud Castle Lake stop off in Dublin as part of their tour around Ireland.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €10.

HALES LAKE – Headline Show

Support: ToshínNobody’s Heroes and Skye Atlas.

Four-piece Hales Lake get ready to rock Sin É this Thursday night with some of Dublin’s grooviest bands.

Venue: Sin É.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Free entry.

Friday 3rd

Beatyard 2018

Beatyard is back on this bank holiday weekend in Dun Laoghaire Harbour! Including 80+ music acts & performers and 100+ food vendors, demos, food competitions, cooks and stands, this festival is NOT to be missed.

Venue: Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Time: N/A.

Price: Weekend €150 // Day €59.

Steven Sharpe & Dylan Murphy

Join two musicians Steven Sharpe and Dylan Murphy Music for an evening of songs, including two separate sets, stories and wine.

Venue: The Vintage Room, The Workman’s Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €7.


Liniker E Os Caramelows

Award-winning Liniker e os Caramelows from São Paulo take their journey from performing at some of Brazil’s best events to Europe. This band create a contemporary sound which combines soul with the tropical heritage of MPB (popular Brazilian music).

Venue: The Sugar Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €15.


Saturday 4th

The Echoes 

Alternative rock quartet The Echoes get ready to rock The Workman’s this Saturday night.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €5.

Sunday 5th

Shy Mascot

Quintet Shy Mascot combines funk, jazz, and hip-hop styles to create a uniquely provocative sound. End your weekend the right way – with melodious, ethereal spaces and deep, filthy grooves.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €10. 


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