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The Grand Social

The Grand Social

The Grand Social

35 Lower Liffey Street,
Dublin 1

tel: +353 1 874 0076

email: [email protected]

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Whats on at The Grand Social …

Monday 20th November - Jazz Jam

EVERY MONDAY 8PM at the Grand Social. The Jam session started in December 2013 and has become very popular among jazz fans. It offers an ideal meeting point for like-mided musicians and audience, it has a relaxed atmosphere and good quality backline equipment provided by the venue.

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  • FREE ENTRY for musicians and public | EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: drum kit (no cymbals), guitar amp, bass amp | OPEN ACCESS to every musicians with any musical background (a basic knowledge of the jazz language and proficiency on their instrument is required) Like and follow the jazz on facebook  www.facebook.com/dublinjazzjam

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7.30pm - 11pm Every Monday  Admission: FREE

Tuesday 21st November - Just Breathe

Just Breathe are a charity group ‘Just Breathe’ who are holding a special night for Cystic Fibrosis.
This will be a night to provide awareness and funding for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in Dublin City Centre, as well as providing entertainment from well known artists, featuring various acts and exhibitions of artistic and musical nature.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 10.30pm Admission: €tbc

Tuesday 21st November - The Games Co-Op Event

1GAM THEME!! = ‘Feast’
The final TGC of the year! Do pop along. Remember that we’re now in The Grand Social, not Token. Last month’s event went swimmingly. We seem to have found a lovely new space. Also remember that we’ve merged with 1GAM (One Game A Month) which has been running continuously in Dublin since 2013.

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  • 1GAM is a one month game jam and meet up. A (completely optional) theme is set each month, and anyone with the time and inclination can do themselves a game jam to that theme before (or often, well after) the next meetup.

    The Games Co-Op is a monthly, multi-discipline event that aims to bring people with different skills together to make awesome games – both digital and analog!
    We also aim to be a place where developers at all levels can bring their work to get it playtested and receive great feedback.

    Have a game you’re working on? Bring it!
    Looking for new team members? Find them here!
    Just want to check out what’s going on or make new friends? You’re more than welcome.

     

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 10pm Admission: FREE

Wednesday 22nd November - The Shaker Hymn

THE SHAKER HYMN
(IRE, HEAVY NOIDS RECORDS)
The Shaker Hymn released their new single ‘Dead Trees’ in September, recorded straight to tape by producer Brendan Fennessy. It’s a speedy follow up to last year’s full-length ‘Do You Think You’re Clever?’, released on the band’s own label Heavy Noids.​​ The release of ‘Dead Trees’ comes after a busy year where the band toured extensively around Ireland with more recent dates in Belgium, while also appearing on the soundtrack to breakout Irish film ‘Handsome Devil’. The band sound energised on the new track with a full release on the way in 2018.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €10

Thursday 23rd November - Garage Gigs

Garageland is delighted to announce that The Legendary Garage Gigs are coming back to The Grand Social – and we are delighted to welcome artists old and new!
Opening Act – Paul Harrington
Special Guest – Sean O’Connor
Headline 1 – NCX
Headline 2 –  Screefy
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7.30pm - 10.30pm Admission: €11

Thursday 23rd November - Table Quiz Thursdays

Come along and test your knowledge at our regular Table Quiz each Thursday. Climaxing at the start of summer with the grand final, the winning team will be given a golden ticket per member which allows the holder plus a guest access any gig being run by us, The Grand Social for a year. Minimum team size is 2 people. Get there early to secure your spot.
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 8pm - 10.30pm Every Thursday Admission: FREE

Friday 24th November - JOHN MAUS/SOLD OUT

John Maus returns with first new album In six years, Screen Memories and headlines The Grand Social on the 24th Nov.
Shares New Single “The Combine”, Watch HERE
Screen Memories opening track “The Combine” is released today, in which Maus intones with an apocalyptic stateliness, “It’s going to dust us all to nothing, man. I see the combine coming.” “The Combine” sweeps through with a bracing baroque charm, all towering spires of glistening augmentation, swirling counterpoint and sonorous vocals.
Watch “The Combine” video directed by Tina Rivera HERE.
Listen to “The Combine” on DSPs HERE.

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  • It has been six years since We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves appeared like a thunderbolt of maniacal energy and turned everyone’s heads around. After touring in support of the album, releasing a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, Maus receded from the public spotlight, returning to his academic pursuits. Years later, after completing his doctorate in Political Philosophy, he began building his own modular synthesizers, etching the printed circuit boards, soldering components, and assembling panels, until he had an instrument that matched his vision.

    His music is a highly mutable affair. Whilst often described as retro-futurist on behalf of the 80’s drum machines and synth sounds employed, John’s music is more personal than the nostalgic re-tread implied. He’s more interested in seeking cadence, through his love of Renaissance polyphony and the experimentation behind post punk. It’s an amalgamation of musical ideas as radical as its intent.

    Screen Memories was written, recorded, and engineered by Maus over the last few years in his home in Minnesota, known genially as the Funny Farm.  It’s a solitary place situated in the corn plains of the rural American Midwest. The landscape is as majestic as it is austere and inevitably some of the sub-zero winter temperatures creep into the songs, as do the buzzing wasps of summer.

    The limited edition John Maus 6 LP box set includes Screen Memories, and his previous 3 studio albums as well as a rarities compilation, all of which are out of print. The sixth item is a new LP titled Addendum that comprises 12 additional studio recordings and is exclusive to this box set release. The set also includes a 56-page booklet with essays, lyrics and never-before-seen photos. The box set is available to pre-order now, and ships in April 2018, with the Screen Memories LP shipping separately to arrive on its October 27, 2017 release date.

    The box set is available to pre-order now HERE.

    In addition, a limited-edition color vinyl edition of Screen Memories LP is available to pre-order now HERE.

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €18.50  Buy Tickets Now!

Friday 24th November - Do My Dance

Weekly club night on Fridays downstairs in the Grand Social. Local and not-so-local DJs plus resident DJ Ben Bix.
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 10pm Every Friday Admission: FREE

Friday 24th November - Touch Sensitive

Touch Sensitive is an alias of Michael Di Francesco (the keyboardist and synth-wizard from Van She). Di Francesco debuted under the Touch Sensitive alias with the release of “Body Shop” in 2004. After what seemed like a long hiatus, a collaboration with Anna Lunoe surfaced in 2012 (“Real Talk”). The singles “Pizza Guy / Show Me” came in Spring 2013 on the Sydney-based Future Classic label.
Procuring an undeniably 80s-aesthetic, the Touch Sensitive project represents a revitalized interest in the synth-pop and disco music from that era.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11.30pm - 2am Admission: €13.50  Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 25th November - 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 25th November - SpaceTalk

SPACE TALK is every Saturday night downstairs at the Grand Social, FOR FREE, FOREVER. Every weekend, Space Talk resident DJ Dilly will be taking a journey through DISCO, FUNK, SOUL, AFROBEAT, HIP-HOP, R&B and NOVELTY SUNGLASSES. Expect plenty of SPECIAL GUEST DJs and ONE OFF TAKEOVER EVENTS and FLIPPIN MASSIVE DISCO-BALLS. Flip! Oh my goodness! It’s your Saturday night, every night for the rest of your life, forever!
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 11pm Every Saturday Admission: FREE

Saturday 25th November - Upbeat Generation

Soul, Funk, Disco and everything in between… Get ready to dance the night away to your favourite funk, soul, disco and R&B tunes since the beginning of time! This fantastic fully live band is bringing you everything from Prince, James Brown and Chic to TLC and The Weekend. Don’t miss it! Featuring Amy Kelly on lead vocals backed by some of Dublin’s finest session musicians, composers and original artists, a super high quality sound is guaranteed!
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11pm - 2am Admission: FREE

Monday 27th November - Jazz Jam

EVERY MONDAY 8PM at the Grand Social. The Jam session started in December 2013 and has become very popular among jazz fans. It offers an ideal meeting point for like-mided musicians and audience, it has a relaxed atmosphere and good quality backline equipment provided by the venue.

  • read more
  • FREE ENTRY for musicians and public | EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: drum kit (no cymbals), guitar amp, bass amp | OPEN ACCESS to every musicians with any musical background (a basic knowledge of the jazz language and proficiency on their instrument is required) Like and follow the jazz on facebook  www.facebook.com/dublinjazzjam

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7.30pm - 11pm Every Monday  Admission: FREE

Tuesday 28th November - Slaves DJ Set

We have a special aftershow for the Kasabian gig in the 3 Arena. We’re bringing in the band who will be supporting Kasabian in the 3 arena. The British punk duo – Slaves – will be coming in to keep the session going after the gig. Famous for their blistering live shows, this one will not be one to be missed. Is Kasabian your whole night? If not then come on down for a hell of an after party. Tickets €7. With ticket stub/wristband from Kasabian gig €5
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 10.30pm - 2am Admission: €7

Thursday 30th November - Table Quiz Thursdays

Come along and test your knowledge at our regular Table Quiz each Thursday. Climaxing at the start of summer with the grand final, the winning team will be given a golden ticket per member which allows the holder plus a guest access any gig being run by us, The Grand Social for a year. Minimum team size is 2 people. Get there early to secure your spot.
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 8pm - 10.30pm Every Thursday Admission: FREE

Thursday 30th November - Christmas Appeal Gig with DIT Radio Soc and Live Music Soc!

In honour of the DIT Societies Christmas Appeal 2017, the guys at Radio Soc have teamed up with Live Music Soc to put on a nice lil gig this holiday season to raise some money for a great cause! Instead of stressing about all your exams and assignments, on Thursday the 30th of November we will be fundraising for SVP, Irish Underwater Search and Rescue Unit (IUSRU) and Jigsaw. We will have three great bands playing in The Loft in the Grand Social (acts to be announced closer to the date) and Radio Soc will even be doing some of that recording business we keep promising! Tickets will be €5 and can be purchased in advance on our Eventbrite page below, or on the door.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €5  Buy Tickets Now!

Friday 1st December - GEMITAIZ + MADMAN + PRIESTESS

In 2017 Italy hosted a great itinerant hip hop show – Tanta Roba label tour – which brought the most interesting artists on their roster: Gemitaiz, Madman and Priestess on 5 important stages. Now it’s time for a European tour, with dates in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris and, for the first time, London. Tanta Roba European tour aims to muster all the urban sounds lovers across the continent but is also a great chance for the Italian people who are living abroad to enjoy this powerful show.

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  • MadMan and Gemitaiz are amongst the most influential rappers on the current Italian scene. With great hits like “Haterproof” and “Detto, Fatto” they reached the top of national charts and have been getting many awards. 

    Priestess is the most interesting new entry on the Tanta Roba roster.  Her first three singles (all recenty released) “Torno Domani”, “Maria Antonietta” and “Amica Pusher”, drew the audience and music industry professional’s attention. 

    Tanta Roba’s performance will start with Arienne, a talented young DJ, as the opening act.

     
    Pre sales – 20 Euro
    Door – 24 euro
    VIP ticket (only 20 tickets) – 45 euro — VIP includes (ticket, 1 T-shirt, meet & greet)

     

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Admission: €20   Buy Tickets Now!

Friday 1st December - Do My Dance

Weekly club night on Fridays downstairs in the Grand Social. Local and not-so-local DJs plus resident DJ Ben Bix.
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 10pm Every Friday Admission: FREE

Friday 1st December - Bionic Rats (Late)

Brilliant 6 piece Ska band continue their jam packed residency… Do The Rocksteady!!
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11pm Admission: FREE

Saturday 2nd December - 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 2nd December - Algiers

Algiers are a politically conscious indie rock trio who combine elements of post-punk and no wave with blues, gospel, and even early industrial music. They are based in New York City and London, England. The band came together in 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia when guitarist Lee Tesche and bassist Ryan Mahan, both members of the city’s thriving underground rock and noise scenes, encountered vocalist and guitarist Franklin James Fisher, whose own musical roots were in the grand black gospel tradition of the Deep South, the soul-blues of Nina Simone, and angular funk.

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  • All of its members play percussion and keyboards, and do drum programming. Their songs actively engage in cultural critique by commenting on traditions in political, social, and religious realms.

    Following the release of their highly acclaimed second LP The Underside Of Power, Algiers have unveiled an incendiary new video for album centrepiece ‘Cleveland’.

    Interlaced with the principles of the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Program, the video sees frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher between Staten Island and the Pink Houses project in East New York, where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were killed at the hands of New York City Police Department, while the lyrics summon Kindra Chapman, Andre Jones, Lennon Lacy, Sandra Bland, Roosevelt Pernell, Keith Warren and Alfred Wright, similarly victims of state sanctioned violence, making for a powerful and uncompromising message of resistance and defiance as well as a life-affirming tribute. Fisher also met the family of Eric Garner to open a conversation on future support for the community.

     

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7pm - 10pm Admission: €14.50  Buy Tickets Now!

Saturday 2nd December - SpaceTalk

SPACE TALK is every Saturday night downstairs at the Grand Social, FOR FREE, FOREVER. Every weekend, Space Talk resident DJ Dilly will be taking a journey through DISCO, FUNK, SOUL, AFROBEAT, HIP-HOP, R&B and NOVELTY SUNGLASSES. Expect plenty of SPECIAL GUEST DJs and ONE OFF TAKEOVER EVENTS and FLIPPIN MASSIVE DISCO-BALLS. Flip! Oh my goodness! It’s your Saturday night, every night for the rest of your life, forever!
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 11pm Every Saturday Admission: FREE

Saturday 2nd December - Undertones Aftershow

DJ Danny Mcelhinny (P.A.I.R.S – Punk/Alternative/Indie/Rock/Ska) hosts a PUNK/NEW WAVE fuelled aftershow party for the Derry legends who perform live earlier that night in The Academy, 100 metres from The Grand Social.. FREE ADMISSION…
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 11pm - 2am Admission: FREE

Sunday 3rd December - El Gaitazo Dublin

Join us for a night of traditional Venezuelan Christmas food and music. Entry €12 of which €2 goes to charity
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 5pm - 11pm Admission: FREE

Monday 4th December - Jazz Jam

EVERY MONDAY 8PM at the Grand Social. The Jam session started in December 2013 and has become very popular among jazz fans. It offers an ideal meeting point for like-mided musicians and audience, it has a relaxed atmosphere and good quality backline equipment provided by the venue.

  • read more
  • FREE ENTRY for musicians and public | EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: drum kit (no cymbals), guitar amp, bass amp | OPEN ACCESS to every musicians with any musical background (a basic knowledge of the jazz language and proficiency on their instrument is required) Like and follow the jazz on facebook  www.facebook.com/dublinjazzjam

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 7.30pm - 11pm Every Monday  Admission: FREE

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