Melosity's Weekly Dublin Gig Guide

[sg_popup id=”2″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Wasn’t the May Bank Holiday weekend absolutely beautiful? From superb line-ups, fundraising gigs and some pretty special festivals, last week was indeed a brilliant one for live music in Dublin. Now, let us look forward as the second week of May brings even more live shows.

 

Melosity brings you your weekly gig guide for the 7th – 13th of May.

Monday 7th

Crowbar 

Presenting: Molly Sterling and Jackie Beverly.

Crowbar is an acoustic venue located in the heart of Temple Bar. The standard of music here is always extremely high and the place is usually absolutely packed. Get down early, grab a seat, grab a drink and enjoy some great music.

Venue: Crowbar, Temple Bar.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: Free entry.

Molly Sterling

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Tuesday 8th

State Lights Go Underground

Having just made their impressive debut on Ireland’s most prestigious talk show, ‘The Late Late Show’, Pop/Rock quartet State Lights are ready to rock a Dublin audience with their newest single ‘Peace Will Come’. Support from Scott Williamson & The Wild Cards.

Venue: The Underground, Dame Street.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €9.

State Lights

Crowbar Presents: Ella Naseeb

Although she has been quiet recently, Singer/songwriter Ella Naseeb is exploding back into the live music scene with new tunes. Support from Matilda O’Mahony and Aaron Cumisky.

Venue: Crowbar, Temple Bar.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: Free entry.

Ella Naseeb

 

Double Headliner: Black Pope & The Big Lovin’

Black Pope & The Big Lovin’ come together to present a rockin’ headline show of Rock’n’Roll and Punk.

Venue: Whelan’s Upstairs.

Time: 8pm.

Price: General €10 // Advanced €7.

Black Pope & The Big Lovin’

 

Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan

Four folk musicians come together to perform a collection of energetic polkas, waltzes and reels originating from Western Kerry and Scotland.

Venue: Vicar Street.

Time: 8pm.

Price: General €20 // OAP/Unwaged €15 // Student €10

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Wednesday 9th

Anna & Elizabeth – May Ireland/UK Tour

Duo Anna & Elizabeth travel from Virginia to perform harmonious folk tracks. Support from Benjamin Lazar Davis.

Venue: Vicar Street.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €16.50.

Anna & Elizabeth

 

Aiken Promotions presents: Bedouine

Folk Singer/Songwriter Bedouine brings her raw acoustic performance to a Dublin audience.

Venue: Whelan’s Main Venue.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €15.

Bedouine

Thursday 10th

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

English singer, songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher returns to Ireland as part of his 2018 European Tour.

Venue: The 3Arena.

Time: 6.30pm.

Price: From €45.

Noel Gallagher

BABA – ‘I, Defy’ Single Launch

Dublin singer/songwriter BABA celebrates the release of her second fiery pop single, ‘I, Defy’ with a launch party in The Grand Social.

Venue: The Grand Social.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €5.

BABA

 

NF – ‘Perception’ 2018 World Tour

Michegan-based Hip-Hop/Rapper NF emerged onto the scene in 2015 and hasn’t stopped rising since then. Due to popularity, the show has been upgraded to The Academy’s main room.

Venue: The Academy.

Time: 7pm.

Price: Sold out.

NF

 

Gigonometry Dublin

Presenting: Silverbacks, The Beths (NZ), Ailie Blunnie and Enda Reilly.

A monthly night of live music featuring an eclectic line-up of upcoming original acts.

Venue: The Workman’s Club.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: General €8 // Students or unwaged €5.

The Beths

 

Ryan Young – Scottish Fiddler

Ryan Young is a brilliant young fiddle player from Scotland bringing fresh and inventive ideas to Irish traditional and Scottish music. Be there to witness Ryan’s first show in Dublin. Check him out here: https://youtu.be/cbyT8sTWa_Y.

Venue: The Cobblestone, Smithfield.

Time: 8.30pm.

Price: General €10 // Student €7.

Ryan Young

 

Finbar Fury –  2018 Ireland/UK Tour

Folk multi-instrumentalist and Irish legend Finbar Furey comes to Dublin as part of his 2018 tour.

Venue: Vicar Street.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €36.50.

Finbar Furey

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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.

 

Friday 11th

Hidden Agenda presents: The Mouse Outfit

Manchester Hip-hop production team and live band The Mouse Outfit get ready to play their show in Ireland for the first time.

Venue: The Button Factory.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €15.

The Mouse Outfit

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M. Ward – Irish Tour

Portland-based singer/songwriter M. Ward returns to Ireland for the first time in years.

Venue: Whelan’s Main Venue.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €23.90. 

M. Ward

 

Saturday 12th

Douze Points Party – Eurovision 2018

Come along to celebrate one of the greatest nights of the year – it’s Eurovision time! Support your country and watch Irish representative Ryan O’Shaughnessy do us all very proud.

Venue: The Sugar Club.

Time: 7pm.

Price: Standing ticket €12 // Table of 6 €65.

Ryan O’Shaughnessy

 

O Brother Sumer Series presents: Farah Elle Headline Show

Alternative Pop singer/songwriter and upcoming Irish artist Farah Elle takes to the stage this Saturday night to put on a boppin’ show which will most likely be extremely busy. Get down early to secure a good spot!

Venue: Sin é

Time: 9pm.

Price: Free entry.

Farah Elle

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We are Scientists – The Pale White

Having just released their album ‘Megaplex’, duo We are Scientists get ready to rock The Academy with their Indie/Pop tracks.

Venue: The Academy.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €19.

We are Scientists

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Johnny Marr – Exclusive Album Launch Show

Rock/Indie artist Johnny Marr prepares to launch his exclusive album ‘Call the Comet’ with a show right here in the city centre.

Venue: The Button Factory.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €19.

Johnny Marr

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Skrapz –  Different Cloths

North-West London rapper Skrapz is one of the hardest MCs to come out of the UK. Check out his aggressive sound and raw talent with songs from his recently released studio album. Support from George Feely, Colin O’Brien  (DonKobz) & Tom Lundy (Alfie South) Handsome Paddy plus special guests.

Venue: The Grand Social.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €16.50.

Skrapz

 

Ben Folds & A Piano

Cult hero Ben Folds strips back his highly energetic rock performances and presents himself alongside a grand piano. Special Guest Matt Holubowski

Venue: Vicar Street.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €36.50.

Ben Folds

 

Aiken Promotions presents: I’m With Her – European Tour

Harmony Pop/Indie Trio I’m With Her get ready to rock Dublin as part of their European Tour.

Venue: Whelan’s Main Venue.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €20.

I’m With Her
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Island – Spring Tour

London Alternative quartet Island embark on their Spring tour with a stop off in the City Centre. Support from The Girl Talk and The Felonies.

Venue: Whelan’s Upstairs.

Time: 8pm.

Price: €13.

Island

 

Sunday 13th

Rock Against Homelessness

Presenting: High Hopes Choir with Imelda MayDermot Kennedy,
Wyvern LingoLoahPaula MeehanJack O Rourke plus special guests.

A fundraising show to aid the homeless crisis in Dublin featuring some top class Irish artists contributing to the cause.

Venue: The Olympia Theatre.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €35.

Rock Against Homelessness

 

The 8th is Bollocks – Men for Choice

An event encouraging men to get out and vote in the upcoming referendum. Featuring some really cool male acts in the Dublin music scene at the moment, such as Gavin Glass
Pine the PilcrowFor ForestersMarkas Carcas and the Trail Gang, Mongrel StateTadgh,
JaXson plus many more.

Venue: Whelan’s Upstairs.

Time: 7pm.

Price: Free Entry // €5 Suggestion Donation.

 

Joey Dosik

Californian singer/songwriter Joey Dosik comes to Dublin as part of a string of European and American tour dates.

Venue: The Sugar Club.

Time: 7.30pm.

Price: €20

Joey Dosik

 

Mind the Gap, Quarter Final – D

Presenting: Taken.it, About My Fear, Overlockers, Bobby and the Blunts and Nerves.

The competition gets hotter as Ex Oh Promotions present the quarter final of their ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition.

Venue: The Underground.

Time: 8pm.

Price: Free Entry.

 

The Teskey Brothers – Aus June Tour

Soul/Blues band The Teskey Brothers stop off in Dublin as part of their world tour.

Venue: The Academy 2.

Time: 7pm.

Price: €12.50.

The Teskey Brothers

 

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