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The Grand Social

The Grand Social

The Grand Social

35 Lower Liffey Street,
Dublin 1

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Whats on at The Grand Social …

Saturday 15th - Mack Fleetwood

Mack Fleetwood - The worlds most unique Fleetwood Mac tribute act. Doors: 7.30pm.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 7.30pm  Admission: €15 + BF - Get Tickets

Tuesday 18th June - Jazz Jam - Tuesday's

Join us every Tuesday for the explosive Jazz Jam. Each week we have some of the hottest jazz players in the country get together and go off like a firecracker on the 4th of July. Become one of the lucky listeners and jump onto the exploration of the world of great jazz. The best part is there is no cost to be in the circle of fifths. Players come early!
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm - 11pm  Admission: FREE

Tuesday 18th June - Canaan Cox

Canaan Cox : Long Way Home Tour. Support from Megan O'Neil. This kid is has taken Nashville by storm! Only having been in Music City two years, he's been featured on Whiskey Riff, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, and has not only opened for acts like Justin Moore and Dylan Scott, but headlined his own tours as well. Canaan's first debut single, "Lie" was one of the Top 20 Most Added Song on Music Row in 2017. Shortly after, his self titled EP, went Top 50 Most Downloaded Albums on iTunes. Claimed "the next big thing" by Big Country Thoughts, Canaan Cox is the one you want to watch out for.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €15 + €1BF - Get Tickets

Thursday 20th June - Midsummer Folk festival

Midsummer is just around the corner and to welcome it in Blue Fish Diamond is teaming up with Leila Jane & The Healers and Blue Luna for a night of folk-flavoured music ... with some indie, rock and pop seasoning thrown in for good measure. Please come and join us on Thursday 20 June at The Grand Social. An excellent night is guaranteed!
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 7.30pm  Admission: - Get Tickets

Saturday 22nd June - Heroes from Mars - A Tribute to David Bowie

Heroes from Mars - A Tribute to David Bowie will be performing 2 hours of Bowie masterpieces in reverse chronological order from Lazarus to Space Oddity. Just after performing at the yearly Bowie Fest alongside The London Boys in January, Heroes From Mars are back in the Grand Social for a night of dedication to David Bowie. Tickets €12.00 + €1.00 booking Fee
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 7pm  Admission: €12 + €1BF - Get Tickets

Tuesday 25th June - Jazz Jam - Tuesday's

Join us every Tuesday for the explosive Jazz Jam. Each week we have some of the hottest jazz players in the country get together and go off like a firecracker on the 4th of July. Become one of the lucky listeners and jump onto the exploration of the world of great jazz. The best part is there is no cost to be in the circle of fifths. Players come early!
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm - 11pm  Admission: FREE

Thursday 27th June - Post-Party and Strawman & The Jackdaws

Not So Secret Summer Tour - Post-Party and Strawman & The Jackdaws are touring together and they're bringing their explosive live show in Dublin. Strawman & The Jackdaws: Post-Party: A four piece Indie Pop band based in Dublin, Post Party consist of Keelan O’Reilly, Peter Toal, Colin Peppard, and Matthew O’Reilly. Forming in late October of 2017, they have built up a reputation for their live performances playing in many well-renowned venues across Dublin City and throughout Ireland. They aim to bring fun, jangly guitar pop to the masses with their energetic music onstage. Having recently spent time writing and recording in Station Studios, the band are to release something special from their repertoire in the coming year.

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  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/Post.Party.Music/

    Strawman & The Jackdaws are an Alternative/Folk band based in Dublin, formed in 2017. The band consists of Riccardo Ranzani, Jacopo Stofler, Michael Reolon, Niall Stewart, Meghan McKenna.

    After busking around Europe and getting inspired by different cultures and music genres for three years, Riccardo Ranzani (Strawman) decided to settle down in Dublin. During his stay in Ireland, he had the opportunity to create the perfect environment to accomplish his artistic vision, by gathering the right people and expanding his team.

    Their music has many different influences: from catchy pop atmospheres to heavier distorted riffs,

    with an always present element of melodic folky lines.

    The band just released the debut single ‘Precious Star’.

    Website: https://www.instagram.com/strawmanandthejackdaws/

Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 7.30pm  Admission:  - Get Tickets
Friday 28th June - Attention Bebe- Join our pride show....

Attention Bébé - The Grand Social - Doors 8pm - Tickets: €9 +€1BF
The biggest party in the world is coming back to the Grand Social Friday June 28th. Show us your tiger stripes, join our our pride. Are you ready? We are. Hot stepping, side slapping, parcel passing, groin grinding, roof raising fun is what you want, what you really, really want. Would I lie to you Bébé?
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €9 + €1BF - Get Tickets

Friday 28th June - ONE OFF DUBLIN Presents: wAFF

ONE OFF DUBLIN PRESENTS - wAFF + Dylema & Ryan Murray - Josh Green & Ryan Healy. From his roots in the clubland underground of Leeds and Hull DJ-producer wAFF has gone on to become globally renowned. He has earnt widespread respect. His schedule is relentless but he doesn’t cut corners. He’s the only British artist who’s recorded for all three of those key European techno hubs, Cocoon, Drumcode and Desolat. He approaches music with unstoppable enthusiasm and attention to detail.

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  • This summer, for instance, his Ibiza gigs range from his residency at Paradise at DC-10 to Elrow at Amnesia, from Hï Ibiza (formerly Space) to Ants at Ushuaïa (including back-to-back sessions with Andrea Oliva). He’s DJed everywhere from a recent tour of South America, which took in the most influential venues in Medellin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and more, to headlining the madhouse that is Bez’s Flying Bus at the Glastonbury Festival. He is seriously in demand.

    Now based in London, much further back wAFF kickstarted the underground dance scene in his native Hull and achieved success with his Koala parties in Leeds, providing a widely respected initial springboard to take things forward. He’s been part of Jamie Jones’s Paradise crew since their first 2012 season at DC-10, and also recorded regularly for Jones’s Hot Creations imprint with tunes such as his Hot Creations debut ‘Rainbows’, 2016’s ‘Sick Pleasure’ and ‘Kidney Punch’, and 2015 monster ‘Fat Gash’, all played by DJs ranging from Sven Väth to Patrick Topping to Marco Carola.

    wAFF’s studio work has drawn him into the orbit of key labels. Recently the lead track on his ‘Hanzz Sup EP’ on Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich’s Desolat imprint was Beatport’s Track of the Week, while the ‘Wormhole EP’ on Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour created waves earlier in the year. He also collaborated with Berlin DJ-producer Santé for the mesmeric ‘Interferenz’ on the former’s Avotre label, and with Russ Yallop on the bass-bouncing, sampledelic ‘Snakecharmer EP’ for Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records. These are just the latest in a string of releases, including aforementioned imprints, Väth’s Cocoon and Adam Beyer’s Drum Code, all taking wAFF’s profile from strength to strength, based purely on music, rather than attendant hype.

    wAFF has also been in demand for guest production. His recent rework of De La Swing’s ‘Give Me Time’ continues his ongoing involvement with Mancunian party heavyweights Kaluki. It’s the latest in a long line of remixes that includes Groove Armada’s ‘Final Shakedown’, Darius Syrossian’s ‘Mischief Brew’, Fur Coat’s ‘There’s No Time’, Hot Since 82’s ‘Trains and Planes’, Citizenn’s ‘Lady’, Yaya’s ‘Kayama’, and Leftwing & Kody’s ‘I Wanna Be’, featuring Robert Owens. Yet wAFF’s focus is far wider than just music. He comes from a background in acting and dance and may, some day, return to the latter.

    He’s also emphatic that the ephemeral aspects of clubland don’t interest him. He’s more interested in his own personal development, vegan for three years, with an ongoing interest in the Japanese healing art of reiki. This is a side of wAFF that’s at the core of who he is but it runs parallel to his life behind the decks and in the studio. He is, after all, a DJ-producer who’s played fabric, the Warung Beach Club in Brazil, Tomorrowland and many other iconic venues. Held in esteemed regard by his peers, as well as his fans, wAFF’s reputation may be well-established, but his approach to everything is as fresh and exciting as when he was just starting out.

Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 11pm  Admission: €18 + €1 booking fee - Get Tickets
Saturday 29th June - Slide

SLIDE - Trad powerhouse Slide return to Dublin for one night at the Grand Social in the heart of the city. A rare opportunity to see some of Ireland’s top traditional performers in full flight. Not to be missed! This rollicking band’s origins date back to Ireland in 1999,when Slide performed in various pubs for a local music festival in Bandon, Co. Cork. The group’s intoxicating music easily won over the crowd, which demanded more of the unique and colourful sound. The positive reaction inspired Slide to release The Flying Pig, which Irish Music Magaize hailed as “beautifully recorded, to preserve the brilliance and clarity of solo and ensemble playing that is positively mind-blowing.” The publication awarded Slide its Best Newcomer distinction in 2001, leading to gigs for the band throughout Europe.

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  • In its insightful second album Harmonic Motion, Slide celebrates self-exploration and

    collective innovation in a series of self-penned songs that drew critical appraise. The record

    showcases a variety of clever arrangements – from sensitive whistle harmonies to driving,

    high-powered strings – and captivating lyrics that Irish Music Magazine calls “inventive and

    provocative.” The publication adds, “The melodies and musicianship are first-rate. …[Slide]

    can sing, they can write, they can dance across fingerboards and piano keys, buttons, and

    bows, and by crikey they can play.”

    The album attracted the attention of renowned Irish talents including Grammy-winning

    composer Bill Whelan, singers and songwriters Liam Clancy, Damien Dempsey and John

    Spillane, Danú and the Progressive group Stocktons Wing - who eventually recruited Slide for

    their own music projects.

    In 2005, Slide – which consists of concertina virtuoso Aogán Lynch, fiddler-guitarist

    Daire Bracken, bouzouki and mandolin player Mick Broderick, pianist-flautist Éamonn de Barra

    – won the Young Musicwide Award. Developed in 2001 by the Arts Council of Ireland, Young

    Musicwide encourages young people to pursue professional careers in traditional Irish Music,

    Chamber Music,and Jazz and gives promoters access to the best Irish talents. “Slide

    successfully combined the qualities of traditional Irish music with contemporary musical ideas.

    They are exceptionally talented and their music has both grace and power”, said celebrated

    Irish musician-producer Donal Lunny, who helped judge the competition.

    Overneath is their third studio album and saw the band hone their creative abilities. It

    is an exciting addition to Slide’s previous two recordings with receiving great critical acclaim.

    Slide have recently been joined by the greatly talented Galwegian, Dave Curley who

    joined the group for their hugely successful 2008 US Tours. An expanded line up has provided

    for an even larger live sound with great new additions in songs and dance. For their fourth CD

    venture Slide bypassed the studio and recorded where their fans are always most excited, live

    from the stage.

Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €15 + €1 booking fee - Get Tickets
Tuesday 2nd July - Charlotte

MCD presents Charlotte at The Grand Social
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €10.80 - Get Tickets

Thursday 4th July - Dan Elliot

Dan Elliot - Following on from his sold-out show at Whelan’s, Dan Elliott and his band headline The Grand Social on July 4th. The 24 year old singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his second single ‘Maybe We’, following on from the success of his debut track ‘Only Ever Been You.’ Dan has earned a reputation for his powerful voice, evocative lyrics and moving storytelling ability. Influenced by Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and David Gray, Elliott is among the finest singer-songwriters currently emerging from the Irish music scene.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €12.50 + €1BF - Get Tickets

Saturday 6th July - CONFLICT

Conflict have been cited by many as the world’s foremost Activist Anarchist punk band. Conflict hold a unique and fascinating position of being hugely influential in the ANARCHIST MOVEMENT inspiring tens of thousands worldwide.Their calls to direct action have been met by ACTIVISTS in great numbers throughout the years,Conflict remain active on all fronts to date.

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    THE A.L.F is closest to Conflicts heart.In fact Colin was an original member shorty after its creation.


    The stance taken is to dismiss all politics,rejecting any parties and any organisations that are linked.



    Conflict releases have dominated the independent charts since the groups debut single- The house that man built was released in 1981.This reached No 1.Thereafter Conflict releases mostly followed suit shifting tens of thousands of units worldwide.

    Conflict -The ungovernable force. This album is considered by most to be Conflicts coming of age,inspiring so many in so many ways globally

    This entered the charts straight at No 1 and remained there for weeks on end,even holding off THE SMITHS - the queen is dead album.

    MORRISSEY has since spoke if his frustration at having to be content with No 2.


Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €20 + €1.50 booking fee - Get Tickets
Thursday 11th July - Grand Theft Audio - Sounds of Vice City

Music from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto performed live. Get that nostalgic feeling with our greatest hits selection from one of the most popular games to be released from the GTA series, Vice City. Songs from popular radio stations such as: FLASH, V ROCK, EMOTION & MORE! Featuring sounds from your favorite Commercials & Radio Djs: Toni, Fernando Martinez, Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit, Lazlow & some Pressing Issues discussed by Maurice Chavez. Including memorable scenes of Tommy Vercetti's epic journey through Vice City.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €15 + €1.50BF - Get Tickets

Friday 19th July - Kevin Morby

Paisley Promotions proudly presents Kevin Morby(duo) in The Grand Social, Dublin on July 19th. Get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment!
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €24.21 - Get Tickets

Monday 29th July - No Vacation - MCD Presents

No Vacation began in early 2015, and quickly received attention for the nostalgic bedroom-pop sounds off of their debut mixtape, Amo XO , and surf-rock single, Dræm Girl . A few months following the release of their second mixtape, Summer Break Mixtape , No Vacation went on an indefinite hiatus. Sabrina Mai, Marisa Saunders, Nat Lee, and Harrison Spencer officially reassembled in 2017 after playing shows under various names and a few line-up changes. Since their reunion, No Vacation has released 2 singles, Mind Fields and Yam Yam, off of their new EP, Intermission , which was released with Topshelf Records this past November. As they transition out of San Francisco, No Vacation will bring the novice “wavy-gravy dream-pop” sounds of Intermission to Brooklyn.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €18.95 inc booking fee - Get Tickets

Wednesday 7th August - Haiku Hands

Australian collective Haiku Hands are a crew of artists who exploded onto the music scene with their irresistibly danceable single Not About You. Famous for their rollicking live shows, they've been working with some of Australia's finest writers and producers to create genre-bending songs with influences from pop, hip hop, electronic and disco.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €15 - Get Tickets

Thursday 8th August - The Dwarves + Bonnevilles

The Dwarves - USA skatepunk legends come to The Grand Social + support from Bonnevilles
Birthed in the garage rock revival of the 1980’s and weened in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990’s, the Dwarves continue to entertain, shock and mystify audiences all over the world with groundbreaking records and chaotic live performances.The relentless middle finger drive, catchy songwriting and deft production that set the Dwarves apart have never sounded better and with way over a thousand shows to their credit, there’s really only one punk band left that matters-THE DWARVES ARE ROCK LEGENDS!
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €20 + €1.50 booking fee - Get Tickets

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