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Friday 15th September - TOM HICKOX

Aiken Promotions proudly presents TOM HICKOX plus guests
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €16  Buy Tickets Now 

Saturday 16th September - Ha’penny Market

Weekly Saturday market in The Grand Social. Join us every Saturday for a great event, drop by and browse by our stalls, we have collectors, vinyl records, vintage accessories and clothing. Men & Women’s apparel, Art, Crafters, Producers and lots more. You can get  dry cuts or up styles by our ladies at our pop up Locks & Lashes every Saturday to finish that Sat night going out look…
We have lots of drinks specials each week…
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 12am - 6pm  Every Saturday Admission: FREE

Saturday 16th September - The Sick and Indigent Song Club

SHINBONE ALLEY is the third studio album from Dublin genre-hopping six-piece group THE SICK AND INDIGENT SONG CLUB. Beginning as an unplanned collaboration between ex-punk/alt- country stalwart Gary Fitzpatrick and Scottish chanteuse and ukulele hero Angie McLaughlin, the band expanded as Shane McGrath, Christian Volkmann, Gerry Fitzpatrick, and Sheila Sullivan joined together for a Monday night hooley every week upstairs at the Ha’penny Bridge Inn.

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  • The Sick And Indigent Song Club released two albums of original songs in the
    folk/antique pop idiom, the Inistioge Folly (2007) and Punch Drunk (2009), while
    retaining their Monday night residency, touring Europe, Asia and the US and playing
    regularly at festivals both in Ireland and abroad. But, from their first nights in a pub in
    Dublin in 2004, there was a shared love of and fascination with sea shanties.
    Shinbone Alley is a collection of sea songs and shanties The Sick And Indigent
    Song Club have been performing since 2004. Melodies such as folk standard
    Shenandoah, and more obscure en Francais rowing song, Hourrah Les Filles A Cinq
    Deniers, became the band's preferred sound-check material, involving five vocal
    parts and at least twelve instruments (sometimes changing hands mid-song).
    Apologies to the sound engineers for that…
    Shinbone Alley brings together for the first time a selection of both band and
    audience favourites from the maritime tradition.

    with support from 4-part harmonies group Landless
    Tickets €10.00 from www.tickets.ie
    Copies will be on sale for €14.99 at Claddagh Records and Tower.
    Downloads from www.sickandindigentsongclub.com, facebook.com/thesickandindigentsongclub

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €10  Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 16th September - JEHST – THE BILLY GREEN SHOW

Probably the most influential rap artist to ever emerge from the UK; Jehst has been at the forefront of his home country’s Hip Hop scene since the early 2000’s. This truly iconic emcee/producer continues to captivate the worldwide underground with fresh rhymes and dope beats. His new album ‘Billy Green Is Dead’ is savage. It’s some of the best yet from this cult hero. Lineup: Jehst, Grim Pikinz, Cuttin’ Heads Collective, Open Mic
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11.30pm - 3am Admission: €10   Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 16th September - SPACE TALK

SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK
But what is Space Talk? Well starting Saturday, we’ll be keeping the VIBE, keeping ALIVE every SATURDAY NIGHT downstairs in The Grand Social – FOR FREE – FOREVER – ALL THE TIME – and its going to be called SPACE TALK and its going to be FANTASTIC, HUGE, BEAUTIFUL and FANTASTIC. There will be resident selectors, wearing silly shirts and playing SOUL, DISCO, FUNK, AFROBEAT, HIP HOP, R&B and all sorts of other goodies. There will be special guests, takeover nights, and disco balls, everywhere, forever. SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 10pm - 3am  Every Saturday Night Admission: FREE

Saturday 16th September - Céilí

Our regular knees up with the brilliant Traditional Arts Collective supplying the sounds. 
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €8

Thursday 21st September - Tony Mc Guiness – London Ballymun

Tony McGuiness is a journey of Tony’s life through music, songs and background stories, covering his childhood years in London, his teenage years in Ballymun right through to his recent years residing in Australia .

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  • Tony is best known for his 20 plus years as bass player and songwriter in one of Ireland’s most popular and successful bands Aslan in which he helped pen the hits such as ‘Crazy World’ and ‘Hurt Sometimes’.

    Tony has also collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Irish band The Script and wrote their hit song ‘If You See Kay’ on their self titled album ‘The Script’.

    ‘London-Ballymun-Sydney’ will feature many famous Aslan songs and the background stories behind some of these huge hits. This show will also feature many famous songs by great bands that influenced and inspired Tony and songs that he says saved him .

    ‘London-Ballymun-Sydney’ is a must see show for lovers great songs and live music and those that are curious about how some great songs came to life.

     

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 11pm Admission: €12

Friday 22nd September - Wild Youth

Fresh from their performance at Longitude, Wild Youth have announced a headline show at the Grand Social, Dublin on Friday 22 September. 2017, has been be a big year for Wild Youth as May saw the worldwide release of their debut single “All or Nothing” and a summer of festival performances followed including Sea Sessions and Longitude.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €15  Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 23rd September - Ha’penny Market

Weekly Saturday market in The Grand Social. Join us every Saturday for a great event, drop by and browse by our stalls, we have collectors, vinyl records, vintage accessories and clothing. Men & Women’s apparel, Art, Crafters, Producers and lots more. You can get  dry cuts or up styles by our ladies at our pop up Locks & Lashes every Saturday to finish that Sat night going out look…
We have lots of drinks specials each week…
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 12am - 6pm  Every Saturday Admission: FREE

Saturday 23rd September - Documenta/ Delta Mainline/ A Ritual Sea
Reverberation RRIC & The Grand Social present Documenta/ Delta Mainline/ ARitualSea & Fuzz Club DJs. Documenta are a cosmic drone-pop septet from Belfast who’re as inspired by Detroit’s hit factory as they are the murky guitar minimalism of early eighties Britain. Since their inception in 2009, they’ve produced two otherworldly albums – Drone Pop #1 and Drone Pop #2, exploring their mutual interests of astronomy, melody and noise. Employing a versatile combination of downbeat guitar grooves, distorted melodies, loops, reverb, and some eerie layered vocals, Documenta’s construction of a sophisticated wall of sound, it seizes the moment with rigorous efficiency. Delta Mainline are an alternative band formed and based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Renowned for their dynamic live performances and idiosyncratic blend of cosmic country, dream pop and garage rock, Delta Mainline released their debut album Oh! Enlightened in 2013 through Rehab Sound (UK) and Halcyon Records (North America) to unanimous critical acclaim – most notably from Uncut, Q Magazine & Artrocker

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €10, 12  Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 23rd September - SPACE TALK

SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK
But what is Space Talk? Well starting Saturday, we’ll be keeping the VIBE, keeping ALIVE every SATURDAY NIGHT downstairs in The Grand Social – FOR FREE – FOREVER – ALL THE TIME – and its going to be called SPACE TALK and its going to be FANTASTIC, HUGE, BEAUTIFUL and FANTASTIC. There will be resident selectors, wearing silly shirts and playing SOUL, DISCO, FUNK, AFROBEAT, HIP HOP, R&B and all sorts of other goodies. There will be special guests, takeover nights, and disco balls, everywhere, forever. SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK SPACE TALK
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 10pm - 3am  Every Saturday Night Admission: FREE

Saturday 23rd September - Westbam

only 300 tickets available - 1st 100 €25 - rest €30
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11.30pm - 2.30am Admission: €25  Buy Tickets Now!

Thursday 28th September - Graham J and the Cabaret Noir

Join Graham J and the Cabaret Noir as they begin their new monthly residency at Dublin’s The Grand Social. Fast gaining an international reputation for his unique voice and highly emotive performances he is also considered to be one of the finest singer/songwriters of his generation. Join him and a host of special guests every last Thursday of the month for an eclectic mix of original songs and unique interpretations of classic standards and contemporary masters ranging from Bowie and Brel to Anohni, Sia, Winehouse and many more. this is an event not to be missed. it will truly be a unique evening of quality music making. Thurs Sept 28th: Graham J Norton. Doors: 8pm, €15/10
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €15

Friday 29th September - HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES 2017

HWCH is an annual event with a proven pedigree when it comes to showcasing new and exciting talent. The key difference is that international agents, festival bookers, record labels, publishers, managers, event curators, journalists, editors, radio DJs and taste-makers come to HWCH to find new Irish acts
19:15 – 19:45 PROPER MICRO NV
20:00 – 20:30 1000 BEASTS
20:45 – 21:15 BAD BONES
21:30 – 22:00 LE BOOM
22:15 – 22:45 DAITHÍ
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 11pm Admission: €12  Buy Tickets Now!

Friday 29th September - HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES 2017

HWCH is an annual event with a proven pedigree when it comes to showcasing new and exciting talent. The key difference is that international agents, festival bookers, record labels, publishers, managers, event curators, journalists, editors, radio DJs and taste-makers come to HWCH to find new Irish acts
19:15 – 19:45 OUTSIDER
20:00 – 20:30 ROE
20:45 – 21:15 FLOOR STAFF
21:30 – 22:00 LAOISE
22:15 – 22:45 SLEEP THIEVES
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 11pm Admission: €12  Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 30th September - Ha’penny Market

Weekly Saturday market in The Grand Social. Join us every Saturday for a great event, drop by and browse by our stalls, we have collectors, vinyl records, vintage accessories and clothing. Men & Women’s apparel, Art, Crafters, Producers and lots more. You can get  dry cuts or up styles by our ladies at our pop up Locks & Lashes every Saturday to finish that Sat night going out look…
We have lots of drinks specials each week…
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 12am - 6pm  Every Saturday Admission: FREE

Saturday 30th September - BOXED OFF AFTERS FEATURING BALTRA

Official after party for the electronic festival “Boxed Off”. Featuring Dance producer Baltra, when the festival is over the party doesn’t have to be.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11pm - 3am Admission: €10  Buy Tickets Now!

Sunday 1st October - WE SHALL OVERCOME

We Shall Overcome is a movement of musicians, artists and community organisers who are angry about the human costs of austerity policies but who want to do something practical to help those affected. All ages from 4-9pm, event runs until 11pm.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 4pm - 11pm Admission: €

Tuesday 3rd October - Isaac Gracie

All In My Mind – www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUyZHgiVOsg&t=137s
22-year-old British musician Isaac Gracie has the world at his feet. Growing up in Ealing, the son of poet, Judith Gracie, Isaac wrote his first songs at the age of fourteen. Inspired by familiar greats in the Buckleys, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, Isaac had an instinctive knack for writing a devastating melody, and a voice honed to precision.

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  • Studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Isaac uploaded a self-produced Garageband demo to BBC Introducing in the Summer of 2015. The song in question was called Last Words, a dusty lament aided by the crackle and hiss of inexperience, and over a million plays later, its creator’s journey is about to get started. The track was picked up by the likes of Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and John Kennedy, and a slew of intro pieces in publications followed.

    The years of choral practice instilled into that voice from an early age as a young member of Ealing’s Abbey Choir, resonates here with anxiety and wit. Never too much, never too forced. There’s emotion without the emoting. It’s the sound of a young artist with talent still raw, but what a talent it is.

    Since the Autumn of 2015, Isaac has become streetwise with support tours alongside Blaenavon, The Japanese House and Michael Kiwanuka, and effortlessly sold out a headline show at The Waiting Room, as well as playing various venues across the UK. Following an acclaimed spot at BBC Introducing’s SXSW showcase in Texas, he has also appeared at Glastonbury, Latitude and The Great Escape.

    2016 saw the release of two low-key releases ‘Songs From My bedroom’, a self- produced bedroom demo EP, and ‘Songs in Black and White’, recorded live from the packed out Waiting Room gig in the high summer. 2017 marks the beginning of Isaac as a recorded artist. He has spent the last few months writing his debut album and recording it in the studio – his first foray into this space – and enlisted the help of some friends to round out the sound. “Darling I’m Not OK” is the first glimpse into the next chapter of Isaac’s well-crafted songs, more of which will follow over the coming months.

    www.facebook.com/isaacgraciemusic

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €13   Buy Tickets Now!

Wednesday 4th October - The Viper: An Inconvenient Bollocking

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €15

Thursday 5th October - Gypsies on the Autobhan

Gypsies on the Autobahn are a guitar-based quartet from Cabra on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. The band comprises of brothers James and Dan Smith, playing alongside their old school pals, Gary Quinn and Niall Mooney.

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  • James and Niall went to the same music teacher at the end of their road. One day, their lessons over-lapped, so their teacher suggested they played together. The session worked very well, so the new partners in musical crime thought they’d enter the school talent contest.

    “It mightn’t be the coolest of stories, but it is a good one,” Niall Mooney reminisces laughing. “Gary had only been playing bass for a week. It all started off as a temporary thing for the talent show. We just kept it going. We played ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath and something by the Undertones. This was in the midst of girls doing hip-hop dancing and guys singing Coldplay.”

    The lads initially got stuck into covers, as any fledgling band does when they start out and are trying to find their feet. “We mainly did metal covers, which is funny when you think about it now,” adds Niall.

    James Smith recalls when he wrote his first original song. “I was 16 or 17 and I’d broken up with a girl,” he says. “I wasn’t in the best of shape, but I decided to record something on an old manual tape recorder. I played it to friends and got enough out of the experience that I wanted to write a second song. We had four or five songs and we decided we didn’t want to do covers anymore. We got the first taste of people liking our songs.

    “I’d be quite quiet and I wouldn’t talk to people much, so it gave me a way of expression and communication, and a way of talking to people without actually talking to them.”

    The distinctive name Gypsies on the Autobahn was born out of an unusual brain-storming session. “It started in the communal shower of an all boys school,” Niall reveals. We were talking about potential band names, and a friend of ours, who has a few screws loose, starting reeling off all these random names.

    “It was crazy stuff altogether – and Gypsies on the Autobahn was actually the least crazy one. We called the band that initially as a joke, but it stuck. Even though most people now calls us the Gypsies. One of the good things about the name is that it is so out there and still so acceptable.”

    Their debut album Born Brief is produced by the highly distinguished Rob Kirwan, who has worked with numerous illustrious artists including PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Editors, Delerentos, Glasvegas, Orbital, Bell X1, The Horrors, 30 Seconds To Mars, Hozier, and U2.

    “We spent four or five days choosing the songs from our catalogue and figuring out how to improve them and take out what we didn’t need,” Niall says. “Rob is great at relaxing us and he is a very chilled dude. His way of telling us to do a take again was to delete it. In a joke way he’d let us know we’d have to do better. The minute it felt good we’d move on.”

    Recorded in Westland Row and Exchequer Studios, Born Brief is a beguiling and brilliant record, which is permeated by a palpable sense of loss. “The songs deal with human relationships, but most of the songs came from the death of my father, who committed suicide when I was quite young,” James reveals. “I wasn’t able to talk about it and I needed to talk about it, so writing music was the best way to do it.

    “It is amazing how many songs you can write about the one person. They’re about reacting to certain situations and the fact that he wasn’t there. I realized I hadn’t written a song about my mother, so the last song on the album ‘Home’ is about her, and how much she has done for us.

    “Niall and I have always had the idea that the songs had to bring some hope to people, although we never actually had to talk about it.”

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €10   Buy Tickets Now!

Friday 6th October - Juanita Stein

JUANITA STEIN (HOWLING BELLS) - Howling Bells leader Juanita Stein has just announced a string of Irish dates in support of her debut album ‘America’.
She’s seen the world Americanize, gentrify and divide like a broken heart during a decade of touring the globe with her band Howling Bells, now Juanita Stein returns with her first solo collection of songs about a pre-apocalyptic America.

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  • This isn’t the America of goofy teen movies, Twinkies and Trump, no Mam. It’s that shattered dreamland Hunter S. Thompson went looking for… It’s somewhere beyond the pines of Twin Peaks at a crossroads where Badlands met Paris, Texas. A dust ball in a once great land, reimagined whilst daydreaming as the towns and plains filtered through the grainy dirt that is the tour bus window during laps of the USA with Coldplay and The Killers.

    These are songs from a dark-hearted country, where the lights of Nashville twinkle in the distance as the siren song leads you into the eternal night…

    ‘Dark Horse’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TL8yGpanYE

    juanitastein.com
    facebook.com/msjuanitastein
    twitter.com/msjuanitastein
    instagram.com/msjuanitastein/

    Tickets priced €15 go on sale this Friday 30th June at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

     

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €15   Buy Tickets Now!

Friday 6th October - The Bionic Rats

Late Night Live presents 6 piece Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady band ... The Bionic Rats
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11.30pm - 2.30am Admission: FREE

Saturday 7th September - Ha’penny Market

Weekly Saturday market in The Grand Social. Join us every Saturday for a great event, drop by and browse by our stalls, we have collectors, vinyl records, vintage accessories and clothing. Men & Women’s apparel, Art, Crafters, Producers and lots more. You can get  dry cuts or up styles by our ladies at our pop up Locks & Lashes every Saturday to finish that Sat night going out look…
We have lots of drinks specials each week…
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 12am - 6pm  Every Saturday Admission: FREE

Saturday 7th October -  Negative Creeps

With screaming guitar and vocals, thumping drums, and bass grooves, come experience the music of Nirvana as it should be, LIVE AND LOUD! With songs taken from across the bands entire back catalogue, Newry based Nirvana tribute Negative Creeps, recreate the intense, raw sound of Nirvana with devastating effect. Come as you are. Get your tickets quick as this show is sure to sell out” Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €17.50  Buy Tickets Now!

Tuesday 10th October - StoryBreakers

StoryBreakers are a local collective of performers who act out scripts that never quite got the backing they needed.  Having most recently performed the script for Indiana Jones 4 (which we were denied and instead forced to suffer through The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) they are returning to keep us entertained for what is sure to be another very interesting night.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 11pm Admission: Free

Wednesday 11th October - The Viper: An Inconvenient Bollocking

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €Sold out

Thursday 12th October - ROMEO NONI

Romeo Noni is a Dublin based Singer/Songwriter whose music can be described as the sensation you hear when traditional african instrument intertwine with trap drums and the subtle sweetness of R&B vocals projected Soulfully.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €TBA

Friday 13th October - Joseph J. Jones

Residing out of Honchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life. Citing main influences as Johnny Cash, Kanye West and West Ham United; Joseph J. Jones has spent the last year collaborating with writer / producer Richard Frenneaux. Uncompromising and gifted with an incredible voice, JJ.J’s work is both intimate and soulful. After releasing his debut EP, Hurricane EP, Joseph J. Jones teamed up with Kove to release ‘All Or Nothing’

JJJ’s most recent single ‘Gospel Truth’ is out now.

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €13  Buy Tickets Now!

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