Melosity's Weekly Dublin Gig Guide

As per usual, the Dublin live music scene is packed with a huge collection of gigs for this week. Although its physically impossible to attend every single gig, try your best to get to at least one – you’ll be very happy that you did. Melosity brings you the very best gigs happening in the city this week.

Melosity brings you your weekly gig guide for the 16th – 22nd of April.

 

Monday 16th

We-Bloom @ The Workman’s Club

Presenting: Ortega, Jacob Henley and Cat Turner.

A diverse and popular music night showcasing the best upcoming talent in Dublin City.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Free entry.

 

The New//Original Club in the Vintage Room

Presenting: Runway Lights, Avelina and The Needables.

The New//Original Club present a super-chilled music night in Dublin. This event usually takes place on a Tuesday evening, so if you’re free tonight definitely check it out.

Venue: The Workman’s Club (Vintage Room).

Time: 8pm.

Price: Free entry.

 

Monday Club hosted by Trade Music

Presenting: Shane Joyce, Bríd from Bríd & Benny, Riain Walsh Music, SaraRose and Daniel Farrell.

A free event showcasing the musical talent that Dublin has to offer.

Venue: The Wiley Fox.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: Free entry.

 

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Folk/Rock artist Frank Turner is performing new material from his unreleased album ‘Be More Kind’, before it is officially released everywhere on May 4th.

Venue: The Academy.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €27.

Frank Turner

Harry Styles – Live on Tour

Harry Styles brings his worldwide tour to Dublin for one night only.

Venue: The 3Arena.

Time: 6.30pm.

Price: From €50.50.

 

Allman Brown ‘Bury my Heart’ EP tour

Alternative artists such as James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver come to mind when listening to Allman Brown. Catch the London-based singer/songwriter perform his EP ‘Bury my Heart’.

Venue: East Side Tavern, Leeson Street Lower.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: €12.50.

 

Jazz Jam Mondays

If you’re feeling jazzy, check out the open jazz jam session. Come along and either join in or listen to some of the best jazz musicians in Dublin perform.

Venue: The Grand Social (The Ballroom).

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: Free entry.

 

Tuesday 17th

Ruby Sessions

One of Dublin’s most iconic weekly events in Music. Queue early as it is usually a busy one – acts TBA.

Venue: Doyle’s Pub College Green.

Doors: 9pm.

Price: €7 – all proceeds towards the Dublin Simon Community.

 

Word Up x Kulture Klub presents: ISSA VIBE

Music: Loud MotiveJyellowLSequenceVeryfiredKevíKnightDJ Lui RwegoT.E.D.

Spoken Word: FelispeaksSasha Louise Terfous, Dagogo.

Kulture Club and Word Up Collective come together to present some of the best hip-hop and spoken word artists in Ireland.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €10.

Loud Motive

 

We Banjo 3 

We Banjo 3, a 4-piece folk band hailing from Galway are set to release their first single ‘The Fox’.

Venue: Whelan’s main venue.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €16.

We Banjo 3

Aiken Promotions presents: Ashton Merrygold Headline Tour

Although he was a previous member of JLS (iconic), Ashton Merrygold has spread his wings and now prepares to rock his second solo headline tour in front of an Irish audience.

Venue: The Button Factory.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €20.

 

Wednesday 18th 

Curtain Presents: An evening with Mongoose

Join Folk/Indie/Alternative act Mongoose as they prepare a magical night of song in an intimate setting. Get ready to experience some really stunning four-part harmonies. Acoustic support from Matilda O’Mahony.

Venue: Farrier & Draper, South William Street.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €10.

Mongoose

Ex Oh Promotions Presents: MIND the GAP! Heat FIVE at The Underground

Presenting: ABOUT MY FEAR, Amy Naessens, Just Wandering Quintet, Kyro Jones and Blackcat.

Get down to the fifth heat of Ex Oh Promotion’s ‘Battle of the Bands’.

Venue: The Underground.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Free Entry // €5 to vote.

 

Gigonometry’s Fourth Birthday in Workman’s

Presenting: Kiruu, Electric Company (NL), Run in Red, Harry Hoban & The Brothers Kane and Junior Brother.

To celebrate their fourth birthday, Gigonometry are throwing a 5-band party. Knock that mid-week blues away and celebrate with some really great music.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €5 students or unwaged // €8 general.

 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Headline Tour

Due to phenomenal demand, Nathaniel Ratecliff has added a second date in The Olympia Theatre as part of his 21-date tour across Europe.

Venue: The Olympia Theatre.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €30.90.

 

Gráinne Cotter – a visit to Whelan’s

Galway native Gráinne Cotter brings her Alternative Pop/Blues live show to Dublin.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €10.

Grainne Cotter

The Wonder Years

Pop/Punk 6-piece The Wonder Years celebrate the release of their album ‘Sister Cities’ with a show in Dublin.

Venue: The Button Factory.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €23.

 

An Acoustic Evening with Nahko & Trevor Hall

Nahko and Medicine for the People and Trevor Hall celebrate the start of a European tour with their very first show right here in the capital.

Venue: Whelan’s main venue.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €20.

 

London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle returns to the National Concert Hall as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Venue: The National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Time: 8pm.

Price: From €50.

 

Thursday 19th

Aiken Promotions presents: All the Luck in The World

Currently based in Berlin, All the Luck in The World return to the native land to play a highly anticipated show in Dublin. You can tell big things are in store for this Alternative/Folk 3-piece. Don’t miss them whilst they’re in town!

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €13.

All the Luck in The World

District Magazine Fundraiser for Pieta House

Presenting: Very special guest TBA
MathManWastefellowHuvaMajor Grave w/ Guest MCs, FYNCHAswell & MankyyMarcus WoodsDiceyPlant FoodDee The Antisocial,
Moving StillJake Hurley Productions plus more to be announced.

District Magazine and a collection of Ireland’s hip-hop artists come together to raise funds in aid of Pieta House.

Venue: Hangar, St. Andrew’s Lane.

Time: 5pm.

Price: From €5.

 

Electric Company (NL) // support from *Rogue!

Sixties/Indie-Pop band Electric Company come to Bray in support of their debut EP ‘Tailspin’. Support from *Rogue!.

Venue: The Harbour Bar, Bray.

Time: 9pm.

Price: Free entry.

 

Ex Oh Promotions presents: Ex Oh Chapter 66 – Doesn’t get Eddie Vedder than this.

Ex Oh Promotions presents it’s 66th show with performances from Sonja Sleator, Sun Mahshene, Night Blind and Overlockers.

Venue: Fibber Magees.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: €3.

 

Ciaran Lavery ‘Sweet Decay’ Album Launch

Singer/songwriter Ciaran Lavery takes to the main stage in Whelan’s to celebrate the release of his new album ‘Sweet Decay’.

Venue: Whelan’s main venue.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €13.

Ciaran Lavery

 

Haiku – ‘The Meadow Sessions’ EP Launch

Prepare to groove to an alternative mixture of funk, hip-hop and rock with Haiku as they launch their EP ‘The Meadow Sessions’.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €7 Early bird // €10 general

 

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour

Presenting: Acts TBA.

A night showcasing some of the best and upcoming talent the capital has to offer. Affiliated with Dublin’s only Commercial Modern Music College, BIMM Dublin, you’re guaranteed to spot some of the best new acts circulating the Irish music scene at the moment.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Doors: 11.30pm.

Price: Free Entry.

 

Aoife Doyle Band at Arthurs

Join one of Ireland’s most exciting jazz ensembles Aoife Doyle and band as they take over Arthur’s this Thursday night.

Venue: Arthurs blues’n’jazz bar, Thomas Street.

Doors: 8.30pm.

Price: €10.

Aoife Doyle

 

Friday 20th 

Overhead, The Albatross

Make sure to get down to hear instrumental 5-piece band Overhead, The Albatross as they will be testing out some new material. Support from Chancer.

Venue: The Bowery.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €16.

Overhead, The Albatross

 

Dylan Harcourt ‘ICARUS’ EP Launch

Pop/Folk Dylan Harcourt celebrates the release of his debut EP ‘ICARUS’.

Venue: The Underground.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €10.

 

Mary Black – Spring Tour

Rescheduled!

Mary was supposed to promote her new album, ‘Mary Black sings Jimmy MacCarthy’, Irish legend Mary Black. Unfortunately Mary has been struck down by illness and she had to cancel the shows. More info HERE.

 

Psychotic Reaction presents: Melts

Melts will be putting on a Psyche/Rock show to support the release of their debut single ‘Skyward’. Support from Deborah.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €10.

Melts
Melts

 

Midnight Hour with WOB! presents: Live & Liquid

Get ready to dance as live drum and bass duo WOB! take to the stage to play an epic midnight show.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Doors: 11.30pm.

Price: Free before 10.30pm // Sign up for guest list here // €10.

 

The Low Anthem

Travelling all the way from Rhode Island are Psyche/Folk 4-piece The Low Anthem, ready to play a killer show in Dublin.

Venue: The Grand Social, The Loft.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €23.

 

MCD presents: WIKI

New York rapper WIKI comes to Dublin to present his own version of hip-hop to an Irish audience.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €17.50.

WIKI

 

The Shaker Hymn & Pale Rivers

Alternative Rock/Pop The Shaker Hymn and Indie/Rock quintet Pale Rivers stop off at Bello Bar as part of their joint 5-date Irish tour.

Venue: Bello Bar, Portabello.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €6.

 

Courtney Marie Andrews – European Release Tour

Having just released her new album, ‘May Your Kindness Remain’, Courtney Marie Andrews is ready to hit the road with a European Release Tour. If you’re looking to hear an Alternative/Folk artist with an exceptionally great voice, this gig is for you.

Venue: Whelan’s main venue.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €19.

Courtney Marie Andrews

Saturday 21st

ChoiceCuts presents: Sounds of the Diaspora

Presenting: Farah ElleInes Khai and Fedhah.

A night celebrating the rich diversity of African and Caribbean music styles in the Irish music scene. Performing on the night are three unique artists who reflect their individual heritage through their own musicianship.

Venue: The Sugar Club.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €12.50.

Sounds of the Diaspora

Peter Mulvey

Americana/Jazz/Folk artist Peter Mulvey plays an intimate gig in the cosy setting of The Vintage Room.

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

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €14.

 

The Elephant Room | Stitch Jones + Guests at The Bello Bar

Four unique bands The Elephant Room, Stitch Jones, Boom Child and The Motives come together to put on a diverse night of musical talent.

Venue: Bello Bar, Portabello.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €5.

 

John Blek

If you’re looking to relax this Saturday night, check out Cork native John Blek. Get ready to sit back and listen to his chilled collection of Folk tunes.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €12.

John Blek

Iann Brennan live

Dublin-based musician Iann Brennan will be bringing his Pop/Indie live show to Bagots Hutton this Saturday night.

Venue: Bagots Hutton.

Doors: 7.30pm.

Price: €10.

 

My Fellow Sponges – Album Tour

Galway-based 4-piece My Fellow Sponges hit the road to tour their second, self-titled album. Their Folk/Indie/Alt. Pop style is expressed through the art of story-telling in each song – a quirky gig definitely not to be missed.

Venue: Sin é.

Doors: 9pm.

Price: Free entry.

 

Fiction Peaks

Head to Alternative Indie/Rock 5-piece Fiction Peaks this Saturday night to hear what the band have been up to recently.

Venue: The Underground.

Doors: 8pm.

Price: €5.

Fiction Peaks

 

Conor Guilfoyle Octet

Conor Guilfoyle and friends will be performing some good ol’ jazz and blues to fix up your Saturday night.

Venue: Arthurs blues’n’jazz bar, Thomas Street.

Doors: 9pm.

Price: €13.

 

Sunday 22nd

Ex Oh Promotions Presents: MIND the GAP! Heat SIX at The Underground

Presenting: Overlockers, Skodo Komodo, Minus Ten Thousand Hours and The Slut Club.

Get down to the sixth heat of Ex Oh Promotion’s ‘Battle of the Bands’.

Venue: The Underground.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Free Entry // €5 to vote.

 

Live From the Window: The Dublin Blues Cartel

The Dublin Blues Cartel end your Sunday night with a mixture of genres played by the finest musicians Dublin has to offer.

Venue: Whelan’s front bar.

Time: 10.30pm.

Price: Free Entry.

 

The Dublin Jazz co-op presents: Rorke / Carpio / Redmond Trio

The Dublin Jazz Co-op present the very first in a series of musician-curated gigs. Featuring Sean Carpio on Drums, Dave Redmond on Bass and Daniel Rorke on Saxophone.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price:

 

Native Oak – ‘Last Ever Tour’

Catch Native Oak upstairs in Whelan’s to hear some truly authentic songwriting, accompanied by beautiful acoustic guitar playing.

Venue: Whelan’s upstairs.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €10.

 

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