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Saturday 25th February - JULIA JACKLIN

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MCD.ie presents JULIA JACKLIN plus support BAD SEA _ MAIN VENUE _ Tickets €16 on sale Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster Following the exception headline show at The Grand Social this month Julia will be back in Dublin for another headline show early next show, Whelans, 25th February.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €16

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    MCD.ie presents

    JULIA JACKLIN

    plus support

    BAD SEA

    _ MAIN VENUE _

    Facebook event

    Tickets €16 on sale Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster

    Following the exception headline show at The Grand Social this month Julia will be back in Dublin for another headline show early next show, Whelans, 25th February.

    Growing up in Australia’s Blue Mountains (west of Sydney, Australia) to a family of teachers, Jacklin had always imagined she would become a social worker. But after a series of events led her head-first into music, there was no turning back. Feeling inspired, Jacklin took to educating herself: From Fiona Apple she learned to be bold with words; from Anna Calvi, the cut and presence of electric guitar; and from Angel Olsen, that interpretation triumphs over technique.

     

    Now living in a garage in Glebe (a suburb of Sydney) and working a day job on a factory production line making essential oils, the 25-year old has found time to hone her craft – to examine her turns of phrase, to observe the stretching of her friendship circles, to wonder who she was and who she might become.

    “When I was growing up I was so ambitious; I’m going to be this amazing social worker, save the world, a great musician, fit, an amazing writer” Jacklin recalls. “Then you get to mid-20s and you realize you have to focus on one thing. Even if it doesn’t pay-off, or you feel embarrassed at family occasions because you’re the poor musician still, that’s the decision I made.”

     

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 18th NOV, 9AM: €16 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16

Saturday 25th February - THE STOLES

Website 5 300x193THE STOLES plus support KEY & PEARL ^ Upstairs ^ The Stoles are a Dublin based alternative band consisting of three members: Antonio: Vocals/Bass Andrea: Guitar/Vocals Ciaran: Drums/VocalS Since completing the recording of their debut album in 2016 the band signed a record deal with the largest independent record label in North America – Spectra Music […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €6

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    THE STOLES

    plus support

    KEY & PEARL

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    The Stoles are a Dublin based alternative band consisting of three members:

    Antonio: Vocals/Bass
    Andrea: Guitar/Vocals
    Ciaran: Drums/VocalS

    Since completing the recording of their debut album in 2016 the band signed a record deal with the largest independent record label in North America – Spectra Music Group. 2017 will see The Stoles release their debut album through the Spectra label. In preparation for the albums release and in support of ‘Getaway’ – the first single to be released from the album, the band have announced a number of gig dates throughout Ireland as part of their ‘Getaway Tour’. The tour kicks off upstairs in Whelan’s on Saturday the 25th of February.

    I can’t compare The Stoles to anyone else out there right now which is a good thing, they’re unique in what they’re offering. I’ve a good feeling about them and I think they’re going to be an impressionable force in the industry this year and beyond…
    – Zoё Farrell, Musicwand Ireland

    They make an impressively complex noise for a three piece, funnelling a broad range of influences into an alternative rock template…
    – Marky Edison, Muso’s Guide

    Dublin band The Stoles have a Black Keys vibe going on, but with maybe more of an emphasis on heavy rock than blues…
    – Joe Donnelly, TXFM

    TICKETS

    €6 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €6

Saturday 25th February - MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ BUFFALO SUNN

Midnight Hour

featuring – BUFFALO SUNN plus support Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 23:45 – Free b4 22:30 Sign up for guest list HERE Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: Free b4 10:30pm*

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    BUFFALO SUNN

    plus support

    Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

    Doors: 23:45 – Free b4 22:30

    Sign up for guest list HERE

    Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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    BUFFALO SUNN

    https://www.facebook.com/Buffalosunn

    TICKETS

    FREE BEFORE 10:30pm or sign up for guest list HERE

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 11:30pm
    • Tickets: Free b4 10:30pm*

Saturday 25th February - LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ BRASS TACKS

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Live from the Window at Whelan’s BRASS TACKS EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY b4 10:30pm This rocking little 4 piece comprises of accomplished musicians who have played with successful acts like The Frames, Bell-X1, James Vincent Mc Morrow, Jerry Fish, & more.
Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: FREE before 10:30pm*

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    Live from the Window at Whelan’s

    BRASS TACKS

    EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY

    – PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

    10:30pm – FREE ENTRY b4 10:30pm

    This rocking little 4 piece comprises of accomplished musicians who have played with successful acts like The Frames, Bell-X1, James Vincent Mc Morrow, Jerry Fish, & more.

    Their setlist is upbeat and fun from the moment they hit the stage and throughout. Playing all the classics from all genres, but mostly selected to keep people dancing on the floor all night. Even their slow set is upbeat.

     

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: FREE before 10:30pm*

Sunday 26th February - LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

    – PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

    10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Their sets consists of radical reworkings of well known R’n’B standards which segue into lengthy improvisations that are one minute, blues jazz crescendo, the next a funk dervish, one minute a pyschedelic freak out, next a country boogie twist, the next a dark ascension of Wagnerian majesty.

    Featuring some the best musicians Ireland has ever produced, Dublin Blue cartel are:

    James delaney (James has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry, Andrew Strong)

    Pat Farrell: Lead Guitar (The Business, Red Peters). Pat had shared stages with B.B. King, Jeff Healy, John Primer and Carlos Johnson

    John Quearney: Bass (Donovan, Heavy Waits, The Business, Left right n Centre,)

    Noel Bridgeman: Drums. Noel was a founding member of Skid Row, one of the most important Irish rock bands, whose members included Gary Moore, Phill Lynott and Brush Shields. He has also recorded with Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Sharon Shannon and has played with Mary Black and many other legendary Irish artists.

    Mick Pyro is a member of Republic of Loose who have had three top ten albums in Ireland, one reaching number 2. Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol and the New York Dolls. He has Co- produced a track for Sinead O, Connor and has appeared with her on stage several times. He has recorded with Camp Lo, Styles P (I like Music) and U.2. (Tribute to Ronnie Drew)

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

Sunday 26th February - STUART GOLDSMITH

STUART GOLDSMITH Comparedtowhat P 300x182Aiken Promotions presents STUART GOLDSMITH COMPARED TO WHAT plus support _ Main Room _ Fresh from appearances on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central),  ‘As Yet Untitled’ (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €15

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    STUART GOLDSMITH

    COMPARED TO WHAT

    plus support

    _ Main Room _

    Facebook event

    Fresh from appearances on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central),  ‘As Yet Untitled’ (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent.

    The host of the ‘Comedian’s Comedian Podcast’ (over 6 million downloads) finally shakes off an invigoratingly misspent youth.  Finding himself uprooted from his adoptive city and press-ganged into a pastoral existence by a cunning girl, Stu considers the big questions and wonders: how much compromise is too much?

    A charming, expert stand-up – Sunday Times

    Endlessly riveting – Guardian

    Makes it look easy – Chortle

    TICKETS

    €15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €15

Sunday 26th February - TRAIN ROOM

Train Room Website 300x193TRAIN ROOM plus guest  ^ Upstairs ^ Train Room was formed in early 2016 by Joe Monaghan(songwriter/producer) and performed their first gig at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last October . Monaghan has collaborated with many different local musicians in the production of the EP and with this has developed a distinctive sound for the band […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €6

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    TRAIN ROOM

    plus guest 

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Train Room was formed in early 2016 by Joe Monaghan(songwriter/producer) and performed their first gig at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last October .

    Monaghan has collaborated with many different local musicians in the production of the EP and with this has developed a distinctive sound for the band .

    Cited influences for Train Room are Wilco , Whipping Boy , Kate Bush , Neil Young , , Nina Simone ,etc
    Train Room are set to perform in Whelan’s in February 2017 and are in current negotiations with festival promoters to perform at many music festivals next year .

    Their First single has 500,000 streams on Jamendo music and over 5,000 hits on you tube .

    2017 promises to be a successful year with many gigs planned and a new album set for release in May

     

    TICKETS

    €6 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €6

Monday 27th February - SONG CYCLE

Song Cycle P 300x181Whelanslive.com presents SONG CYCLE w/ TBC – WHELAN’S BAR – 8:30pm – FREE ENTRY Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.
Doors: 8:30pm  Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    SONG CYCLE w/

    TBC

    – WHELAN’S BAR –

    8:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.Taking our cues from our favourite artists musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breath life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

    The Format of Song Cycle has developed a little since moving downstairs earlier this year.  Regular hosts Ollie Cole and John Byrne help us curate the evening and take part as well by performing some of their works in progress as well as old standards. Needless to say an impromptu session is never too far away if some of their special guests feel like playing a song or two.

    Song Cycle takes place in Whelans front bar every Monday, admission is free and all are welcome to play.

    CONTACT

    Songcycle@whelanslive.com

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8:30pm
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

     

Monday 27th February - CHERRY COMEDY

CC Whelans Event P 300x193CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Emma Doran, Danny O’Brien, Emman Idama, Andrew Dorman, David Hynes, Colm Fitzpatrick, Mattie Tinney with Duane Doogan as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm // Show 8:45pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    Emma Doran,
    Danny O’Brien,
    Emman Idama,
    Andrew Dorman,
    David Hynes,
    Colm Fitzpatrick,
    Mattie Tinney
    with Duane Doogan as MC.

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

    In the meantime check out our YouTube channel to get a taste of what you can expect.

    ‘These lads are a good laugh’ – Irish Examiner
    ‘Hilarious’ – Spin 1038
    ‘One to watch’ – Irish Daily Mirror
    ‘This shite is meant to pass for comedy’ – WhyteyIRL

    TICKETS

    €5 on the door or available online from eventbrite

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm til late | Drinks Promos available | Free Entry

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm // Show 8:45pm
    • Tickets: €5

Tuesday 28th February - WILD NOTHING

Wild Nothings DSC7716 2 P 300x193Aiken Promotions Presents WILD NOTHING plus support WASTEFELLOW _ Main Venue _ “Such confident, experimental songwriting points to a rebirth for Wild Nothing, and means ‘Life Of Pause’ can be considered alongside indie records like Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €18.50

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    Aiken Promotions Presents

    WILD NOTHING

    plus support

    WASTEFELLOW

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    “Such confident, experimental songwriting points to a rebirth for Wild Nothing, and means ‘Life Of Pause’ can be considered alongside indie records like Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’.

    Both came out last year, signalling a shift in sound and a significant step forward for their makers. This record should do the same for Jack Tatum.” – NME 8/10

    “Wild Nothing’s second album, Nocturne, distinguishes itself from the crowded pack of dream-pop nostalgists for the same reason 2010’sGemini did– Jack Tatum is simply one of the best songwriters in this field.” – Pitchfork 8.8 Best New Music

    When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause, his third full-length to date, he had lofty ambitions: Don’t just write another album; create another world. One with enough detail and texture and dimension that a listener could step inside, explore, and inhabit it as they see fit. “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me,” he says. “I’m terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn’t need to be drastic, but every new record has to have its own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.”

    What came before: a rightfully acclaimed, much beloved display of singular pop craftsmanship. Tatum’s dreamy, unexpected 2010 debut, Gemini, was written while he was still a student at Virginia Tech University. It’s equally disarming follow-up, 2012’s Nocturne, marked the first time he’d been able to bring his bedroom recordings into a studio, to be performed and fully realized with the help of other musicians. There has been a set of wonderfully expansive EPs in between—each hinting at new directions and punctuating previous ideas—but with Life of Pause, Tatum delivers what he describes as his most “honest” and “mature” work yet, an exquisitely arranged and beautifully recorded collection of songs that marry the immediate with the indefinable. “I allowed myself to go down every route I could imagine even if it ended up not working for me,” he says. “I owe it to myself to take as many risks as possible. Songs are songs and you have to allow yourself to be open to everything.”

    After a prolonged period of writing and experimentation, recording took place over several weeks in both Los Angeles and Stockholm, with producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Beachwood Sparks) helping Tatum in his search for a more natural and organically textured sound. In Sweden, in a studio once owned by ABBA, they enlisted Peter, Bjorn and John drummer John Ericsson and fellow Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra veteran Pelle Jacobsson, to contribute drums and marimba. In California, at Monahan’s home, Tatum collaborated with Medicine guitarist Brad Laner and a crew of saxophonists. From the hypnotic polyrhythms of “Reichpop” to the sugary howl of “Japanese Alice” to the hallucinogenic R&B of “A Woman’s Wisdom,” the result is a complete, fully immersive listening environment. “I just kept things really simple, writing as ideas came to me,” he says. “There’s definitely a different kind of ‘self’ in the picture this time around. There’s no real love lost, it’s much more a record of coming to terms and defining what it is that you have—your place, your relationships. I view every record as an opportunity to write better songs. At the end of the day it still sounds like me, just new.”

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    WASTEFELLOW

    https://www.facebook.com/wastefellowdublin

     

    TICKETS

    €18.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €18.50

Tuesday 28th February - BRIGHT CLUB

Bright Club Twitter P 300x193BRIGHT CLUB featuring COLM O’REGAN plus JESSAMYN FAIRFIELD RICHARD ROCHE AOIFE McCLOSKEY CONOR O’TOOLE ^^ The Parlour Bar ^^  Smarter standup: a variety night where researchers become comedians and you can furrow your brow before laughing your face off. Come along for an evening filled with interesting entertainers. Join us on 28th of February for […]Doors: 7pm in The Parlour Bar Tickets: €5.82

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    BRIGHT CLUB

    featuring

    COLM O’REGAN

    plus

    JESSAMYN FAIRFIELD
    RICHARD ROCHE
    AOIFE McCLOSKEY
    CONOR O’TOOLE

    ^^ The Parlour Bar ^^ Facebook event

     

    Smarter standup: a variety night where researchers become comedians and you can furrow your brow before laughing your face off.

    Come along for an evening filled with interesting entertainers. Join us on 28th of February for the first Bright Club Dublin of 2017!

    Doors from 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm, upstairs at Whelan’s.

    TICKETS

    €5.82 from Eventbrite.ie

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7pm in The Parlour Bar
    • Tickets: €5.82

Wednesday 1st March - REWS

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REWS plus support BEAUTIFUL CORRUPTION ^ Upstairs ^ REWS are the sassy, high energy, pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams. Together they are creating a genuine buzz on the UK/Irish music scene following the release of their four recent singles.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12

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    REWS

    plus support

    BEAUTIFUL CORRUPTION

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    REWS are the sassy, high energy, pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams. Together they are creating a genuine buzz on the UK/Irish music scene following the release of their four recent singles. “Can You Feel It“, “Death Yawn“, “Shake Shake” and now the chart banging “Miss You In The Dark”.

    Across the summer Shauna & Collette have performed at a string of high profile festival performances including Glastonbury, Green Man & Kendal Calling to name but three.

    REWS are lining themselves up to break through in 2017. Booked for Brighton’s Great Escape ’16, Belfast’s Output ’16, Wrexham’s Focus Wales ’16, Manchester’s Off The Record ‘16 and Hamburg’s Reeperbahn ’16 – The industry is waking up and listening to their great single releases. They will tour in the spring of 2017.

    “They return in excellent form with another guitar driven, spiky, pop anthem.” – Tom Robinson – BBC 6 Music
    On Hot Press Magazine’s list of “Most Likely To Make An Impact in 2016”

    ‘Glam-rock guitar indie pop at its best’ – Nialler9

    ”Hooks that give you goose-bumps you could hang your hat off, adore this’ – Hot Press Magazine

    ‘This is good, this is really f**king good’ – CeolCaint.com

    ‘Infectious uplifting songs overflowing with punchy choruses and hooks’ – Bestofmusicandfilm.com

    ‘Hook filled power-pop, a real ear worm’ – EncoreNI.com

    ‘Deadly new tune, like Breeders or Throwing Muses, if you’re not instantly foot-tapping then you must be clinically dead’ – Joe Donnelly TXFM

    “Rews are all about conjuring up choruses that are ready to ride the airwaves.” – Hot Press Magazine

    ‘One of Ireland’s most promising tunesmiths’ – Hot Press Magazine

    ‘Track of the Day’ – BBC Radio Ulster

    ‘Ultra high energy infectious alt rock’ – YourHandsMusic

    ‘Bouncy & Brilliant’ – Indieminded

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    BEAUTIFUL CORRUPTION

    https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulCorruptionBand
    https://twitter.com/BC_Band123
    https://www.youtube.com/user/BCBandPage
    http://instagram.com/beautiful_corruption_band
    https://beautifulcorruption.bandcamp.com/

    Beautiful Corruption are a four-piece alt-rock band, from Kilkenny, Ireland.

    Having grown up and gone to school together the guys have played together for nearly 4 years, touring all over Ireland and playing gigs in many high profile venues around the country, from headliners in Cork’s renowned Cyprus Avenue and launch gigs in Cleere’s, Kilkenny to support slots in Whelan’s, Dublin.

    Beautiful Corruption is comprised of Oisín Wolfe on vocals and guitar, James Brown on lead guitar and backing vocals, Rory Cooper on bass and backing vocals and Simon Cooke on Drums.

    Known for their high-energy sets and having played nearly 100 gigs together they now hope to broaden their audiences with gigs abroad in the UK and have been offered the opportunity to do so by UK bands.

    Their latest single, and accompanying début music video; “Orphic”, has been well received by audiences all over the country and is part of the bands next EP, set to come out early 2017.

     

    TICKETS

    €12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €12

Thursday 2nd March - THE PIGEON DETECTIVES

The Pigeon Detectives Lose Control 4 HI RES P 300x182ON SALE THU 06 OCT MCD.ie presents THE PIGEON DETECTIVES plus support _ Main Venue _ TICKETS ON SALE THU 06 OCT: €18 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat) – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €18

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    ON SALE THU 06 OCT

    MCD.ie presents

    THE PIGEON DETECTIVES

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

     

    TICKETS

    ON SALE THU 06 OCT: €18 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €18

Thursday 2nd March - JAMES CRAMER

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Bohemia Records presents JAMES CRAMER plus support ^ Upstairs ^ To celebrate the start of a new year, James Cramer is delighted to announce his first solo show, Upstairs @ Whelans on Thursday March 2nd.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    JAMES CRAMER

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

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    To celebrate the start of a new year, James Cramer is delighted to announce his first solo show, Upstairs @ Whelans on Thursday March 2nd.

    Advance tickets priced €10 including booking fee are now on sale.

    Having played the infamous Ruby Sessions twice, during 2016, this show will be a treat, it being James 1st solo headline Dublin show.

    2016 was quite the special year for Dubliner James. While very happy in his work as front man with alt folk band, Tupelo, James also full-filled a long held wish of releasing some of his solo material. This in parallel to his work with Tupelo.

    My World Again was received excellently here at home when released during the spring, and in October also featured in Canadian TV Show, Hello Goodbye on the CBC Network. The single entered at No 1 on the itunes singer / songwriter chart. You can check out the highly praised video here also.

     

    The current single Broken followed a summer of international concerts with his band Tupelo, together with some solo international performances also. Another Top 5 itunes entry, the track is quiet in its approach, but quickly addictive. Similarly to Spring 2016’s My World Again,BROKEN also conveys an almost reserved side of James, who has primarily written in a different style and genre for his band work. The video was filmed in Cauldron Studios Dublin, and was directed by David Montuy

     

    James is also a songwriter of note having written with many of his industry peers including Hermitage Green, Eleanor McEvoy, Derek Ryan and Luan Parle amongst others.

    Come to Whelans on March 2nd, and hear for yourself some of the beautiful songs in James solo repertoire.

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

Friday 3rd March - I HAVE A TRIBE

Website 8 300x193Aiken Promotions presents I HAVE A TRIBE plus support _ Main Venue _ Patrick O’Laoghaire aka I Have A Tribe, has spent 2016 travelling Europe with his songs from Beneath A Yellow Moon, an LP recorded with Paul Savage (Mogwai/King Creosote/The Delgados), supporting the likes of Sophie Hunger, The Slow Show and William Fitzsimmons and playing […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €15

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    I HAVE A TRIBE

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

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    Patrick O’Laoghaire aka I Have A Tribe, has spent 2016 travelling Europe with his songs from Beneath A Yellow Moon, an LP recorded with Paul Savage (Mogwai/King Creosote/The Delgados), supporting the likes of Sophie Hunger, The Slow Show and William Fitzsimmons and playing Latitude Festival, Bluebird Festival, Sacred Ground Festival, 7 Layers and Let’s Get Lost Festival, among others. Previously, O’Laoghaire worked with Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi) and Conor O’Brien of Villagers, toured Europe with Anna Calvi, and performed at The Great Escape, Electric Picnic and CMJ in New York.

    O’Laoghaire has lived with the idea of I Have A Tribe for years, but it only became real after an influx of confidence gained by touring and recording with Irish band Slow Skies: “It started when I got more brave. I just wanted to see if I could make something real using the colours that were in my head.”

    Uplifting folk-pop” – NME Radar
    We just want to hear more of his music” – The Line Of Best Fit
    It’s hypnagogic pop in the most literal sense of the term” – Notion Magazine

     

    TICKETS

    €15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €15

Friday 3rd March - ODDSOCKS

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ODDSOCKS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ This February 17th Dublin based funk band Oddsocks release the second single ‘Birth Of The Cool’ from their now critically acclaimed new album ‘The Sound Of The City’. This up-tempo funky pop single is accompanied by a video recorded at ‘The Meadow’ recording studio by Dublin based videographer Afghaniscan. […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8

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    ODDSOCKS

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

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    This February 17th Dublin based funk band Oddsocks release the second single ‘Birth Of The Cool’ from their now critically acclaimed new album ‘The Sound Of The City’. This up-tempo funky pop single is accompanied by a video recorded at ‘The Meadow’ recording studio by Dublin based videographer Afghaniscan. Featuring funk-pop & soul performances and the strong influence of producer Rian Trench (Solar Bears), ‘The Sound Of The City’ has given a defined new direction to the band. Synth-lead, groove driven tracks dominate the album while brass sounds and the soulful moods of Oddsocks’ multiple vocalists colour each track.

    …..Well thought out compositions, with a mix of pure soul and funk…..” – Hotpress

    “ ...a satisfying synth-addled vibration. “ – The Irish Times

    It’s an accomplished promising debut” – The Irish Mail On Sunday

    Oddsocks released the album’s leading single ‘What You Trying’ last November and it has since received extensive national and local radio playlisting throughout Ireland. Now the band look forward to releasing this new track to co-incide with the second leg of their Irish tour this February.

    TICKETS

    €8 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €8

Saturday 4th March - BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

BFL P 300x181ON SALE THU 22 SEPT @ 9 MCD.ie presents BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH plus support _ Main Venue _ BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW AT WHELANS – MARCH 4TH 2017 Tickets €17.50 inclusive of booking fee on sale Thursday, 22nd September at 9am
Doors: 8pm Tickets: doors €17.50

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    ON SALE THU 22 SEPT @ 9

    MCD.ie presents

    BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW AT WHELANS – MARCH 4TH 2017

    Tickets €17.50 inclusive of booking fee on sale Thursday, 22nd September at 9am
    “Enchanting, fragile folk-pop from a humble talent” – The Independent
    “Fragile and steeped in emotion” – DIY
    “Make no mistake Leftwich is the real deal” – Q
    Following the release of his long awaited, critically acclaimed second album After The Rain, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced he will be headlining Whelans, March 4th 2017.

    After The Rain, sees Leftwich trading in his signature acoustic sound for layered electronics that flicker with gospel tinged vocals, offering an insight into the depth and emotion.

     

     

    TICKETS

    ON SALE THU 22 SEPT @ 9: €17.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €17.50

Saturday 4th March - WOODLARK

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WOODLARK plus  CARLA & OZZY ^ Upstairs ^ Kate Gisbourne is an actress and singer/songwriter. She was also once the knife throwers assistant at the Hungarian State Circus! Andrew Valentine is an ex psychedelic rock guitarist gone mellow.He once jammed with Terry Pratchett! Jessica Valiente has studied music for 18 years and has a proper […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    WOODLARK

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    CARLA & OZZY

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    Kate Gisbourne is an actress and singer/songwriter. She was also once the knife throwers assistant at the Hungarian State Circus!
    Andrew Valentine is an ex psychedelic rock guitarist gone mellow.He once jammed with Terry Pratchett!
    Jessica Valiente has studied music for 18 years and has a proper degree in violin from the Conservatorio Superior de Navarra, Spain. She is also getting deadly at Dublin slang.
    Conor Jerram Pyle is a hugely talented Double bass player who forgot to give me his bio. He rocks ‘tho!

     

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

Sunday 5th March - CRYWANK, ROSSEAU & MORE

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NEVER MEANT presents CRYWANK ROSSEAU plus support ANNA’S ANCHOR NEVER BETTER ^ Upstairs ^  Never Meant is excited to finally bring Crywank to Dublin! Upstairs in Whelans, Sunday March 5th at 8pm. €8 on the door. With special guests Rosseau (Derry) , Anna’s Anchor (Limerick) & Never Better (Dublin). Over 18s
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    NEVER MEANT presents

    CRYWANK
    ROSSEAU

    plus support

    ANNA’S ANCHOR
    NEVER BETTER

    ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

    Never Meant is excited to finally bring Crywank to Dublin! Upstairs in Whelans, Sunday March 5th at 8pm. €8 on the door. With special guests Rosseau (Derry) , Anna’s Anchor (Limerick) & Never Better (Dublin). Over 18s

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    CRYWANK

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    https://twitter.com/jamescrywank

    Anti-folk misfit James Clayton created Crywank as a cathartic solo project in Manchester, England in 2009. Performing acerbic confessionals of acoustic folk-punk in the vein of Andrew Jackson Jihad, Clayton‘s sadness, paranoia, misery, and dry humor pervaded the music. Early work was primarily distributed in a D.I.Y. fashion over the Internet and without physical copies. This grassroots promotion helped him connect directly with fans, which increased his following.

    His raw debut album, James Is Going to Die Soon, was released in September 2010. Sophomore release Narcissist on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was released in April two years later. With song titles like “Now I’m Sad (Boo Hoo)” and “It’s OK, I Wouldn’t Remember Me Either,” Clayton hit another emotional soft spot with his self-deprecating frailty, like a sarcastic Bright Eyes. Clayton eventually enlisted drummer Dan “The Snail” Watson and bassist Tom “Knife” Connolly to round out a full band for his third release, 2013’s tormented Tomorrow Is Nearly Yesterday and Everyday Is Stupid — which became such a fan favorite that it was issued as a physical release for the first time in 2016. With the new members, Tomorrow boasted a fuller sound that helped further swell the emotion on tracks like “Only Everyone Can Judge Me” and “Waste.”

    Keeping with Clayton‘s wry humor, Crywank released the tongue-in-cheek Shameless Valentines Money Grab EP just in time for the holiday in 2014 (a few weeks later, Clayton also released a Simpsons-inspired EP, Following the Lizard Queen, from the perspective of Langdon Alger, a minor character from the show). Crywank‘s fourth LP, Don’t Piss on Me, I’m Already Dead was released in 2016.

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    ROSSEAU

    https://www.facebook.com/rosseaumusic
    https://rosseau.bandcamp.com/

     

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    ANNA’S ANCHOR

    https://www.facebook.com/annasanchormusic
    https://twitter.com/annas_anchor

     

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    NEVER BETTER

    https://neverbettxr.bandcamp.com

     

    TICKETS

    €8 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €8

Sunday 5th March - LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

    – PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

    10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Their sets consists of radical reworkings of well known R’n’B standards which segue into lengthy improvisations that are one minute, blues jazz crescendo, the next a funk dervish, one minute a pyschedelic freak out, next a country boogie twist, the next a dark ascension of Wagnerian majesty.

    Featuring some the best musicians Ireland has ever produced, Dublin Blue cartel are:

    James delaney (James has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry, Andrew Strong)

    Pat Farrell: Lead Guitar (The Business, Red Peters). Pat had shared stages with B.B. King, Jeff Healy, John Primer and Carlos Johnson

    John Quearney: Bass (Donovan, Heavy Waits, The Business, Left right n Centre,)

    Noel Bridgeman: Drums. Noel was a founding member of Skid Row, one of the most important Irish rock bands, whose members included Gary Moore, Phill Lynott and Brush Shields. He has also recorded with Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Sharon Shannon and has played with Mary Black and many other legendary Irish artists.

    Mick Pyro is a member of Republic of Loose who have had three top ten albums in Ireland, one reaching number 2. Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol and the New York Dolls. He has Co- produced a track for Sinead O, Connor and has appeared with her on stage several times. He has recorded with Camp Lo, Styles P (I like Music) and U.2. (Tribute to Ronnie Drew)

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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