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Saturday 24th June - SHOW ME THE BODY

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ON SALE FRI 7th APR, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents SHOW ME THE BODY plus support * * * * * MOVED TO THE BELLO BAR ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID * * * * * _ Main Venue _ The New York City punk band Show Me the Body made up of front man Julian Cashwan […]Doors: 8pm  Tickets: MOVED TO THE BELLO BAR

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    ON SALE FRI 7th APR, 9AM

    Aiken Promotions presents

    SHOW ME THE BODY

    plus support

    *  *  *  *  *

    MOVED TO THE BELLO BAR

    ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

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    The New York City punk band Show Me the Body made up of front man Julian Cashwan Pratt, 22, drummer Noah Cohen-Corbett, 20, and bassist Harlan Steed, 21 know something you don’t – Do It Yourself. For the last 2 years, Show Me the Body have been working on the fringes of the NYC music scene cultivating inclusive experiences for the youth and beyond.

    They released their full-length debut, Body War, in summer of 2016. Body War is a abrasive yet compelling project that could only come from a city as wildly tumultuous as NYC. Their harshly distorted banjo riffs, mighty baselines, powerful drums, plus manipulated samples of the band’s own demos, combine for a full immersion experience.

    Show Me the Body announce Corpus mixtape & Trash video

    http://www.stereogum.com/1929508/show-me-the-body-announce-guest-heavy-mixtape-corpus-1/news/

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 7th APR, 9AM: €14 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: €14

     

Saturday 24th June - TANJIER

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TANJIER plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Tanjier are an upcoming Alt-pop three-piece based in Dublin. Taking influence from the likes of Jack Garratt and London Grammar, they have a sound that ‘feels both modern and yet, has all the elegance and grace of a bygone era’ (Dublinconcerts).
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €7

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    TANJIER

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Tanjier are an upcoming Alt-pop three-piece based in Dublin. Taking influence from the likes of Jack Garratt and London Grammar, they have a sound that ‘feels both modern and yet, has all the elegance and grace of a bygone era’ (Dublinconcerts).

    Their very first single Sunrise was shortlisted for the 2016 ‘Play the Picnic’ competition, which they went on to win through a public vote. Their packed show at the Cosby Tent at Electric Picnic as a result of the competition, was a highlight.

    Although the band’s members are Irish, the story of their origin begins in Morocco. Ronan (Percussion and Bass) had been offered a chance to record an African Gospel group on the outskirts of Tangier, whilst Tommy (Keys & Vocals) and Mickey (Guitar & Vocals), at the same time, were offering their teaching services in a small rural school not too far away. The trio met when, during a school project, Ronan was drafted in to record the school choir. They quickly realised their common love of music and, not long after they returned home, Tanjier was formed.

    They are currently in the studio working on their second EP due out later this year. In the meantime the playing a host of festivals and gigs all over Ireland.

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    TICKETS

    €7 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: €7

     

Saturday 24th June - MIDNIGHT HOUR W/ HOODOO REELIN

The Midnight Hour 2017 300x193MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents HOODOO REELIN & THE VULTURE COLLECTIVE [email protected] from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 11:30PM Tickets: FREE

Sunday 25th June - PIERCE TURNER

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PIERCE TURNER plus support _ Main Venue _ Pierce Turner hits the Tables again with A Whelan’s Special on Sunday 25th June. “Turner breaks down the barrier between audience and performer and really gives himself in a way that makes him naked” Irish Times “The grand and refreshing Irish contemporary music found on Turner’s new album (Love can’t […]Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €25

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    PIERCE TURNER

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _Facebook event

    Pierce Turner hits the Tables again with A Whelan’s Special on Sunday 25th June.

    “Turner breaks down the barrier between audience and performer and really gives himself in a way that makes him naked” Irish Times

    “The grand and refreshing Irish contemporary music found on Turner’s new album (Love can’t Always Be Articulate) is stunning and epic. And to boot – there is a wonderful cover of Marc Bolan‘s “Life’s A Gas.”Indie Rock Cafe NYC

    TICKETS

    €25 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: €25

Sunday 25th June - 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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    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, 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

     

Monday 26th June - 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

Monday 26th June - CHERRY COMEDY

CC Whelans Event P 300x193CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ 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 talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm // Show 8:45pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    TBC

    ^ 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 27th June - CALL THE DANCERS

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Live from the Window CALL THE DANCERS Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends. 7-9pm (until 27th Jun) – FREE – WHELAN’S BAR –  “Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session” Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session. No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call […]Doors: 7-9pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    Live from the Window

    CALL THE DANCERS

    Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

    7-9pm (until 27th Jun) – FREE

    – WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

    “Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

    Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

    No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

    There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

    Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

    They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

    This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

    Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

    We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

    Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

     

    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: 7-9pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

     

Wednesday 28th June - COMEDY ROAST BATTLE w/ RYAN CULLEN & JIM ELLIOT

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THE RETURN OF COMEDY ROAST BATTLE w/ RYAN CULLEN & JIM ELLIOT ^ Upstairs ^ DUBLIN – 22 May 2017: Ryan Cullen and Jim Elliott present: the return of Roast Battle Dublin! Ireland’s finest comedians square off one-on-one and they won’t be pulling their punches!
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €10

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    THE RETURN OF

    COMEDY ROAST BATTLE

    w/ RYAN CULLEN & JIM ELLIOT

    ^ Upstairs ^
    Facebook event

    DUBLIN – 22 May 2017:

    Ryan Cullen and Jim Elliott present: the return of Roast Battle Dublin!

    Ireland’s finest comedians square off one-on-one and they won’t be pulling their punches! It’s combat via insult comedy. Individual comedians square off against each other and deliver their most devastating gags, with special guest judges deciding the winners. Hosted by Ryan Cullen and Jim Elliott, prepare yourself for a night of savage burns in head-to-head comedy roasts.

    The inaugural Roast Battle in March sold out, so get your tickets today!

    The show will take place at Whelan’s on Wexford Street, Dublin 2; the doors open at 8. Tickets (€10) can be purchased at whelanslive.com. Full lineups will be announced at https://www.facebook.com/RoastBattleDublin.

    Fresh from his sold-out one-man show at Whelan’s, Ryan Cullen is the star of the YouTube sensation Facts, with over 300 million views. Follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanCullen90 or on https://www.facebook.com/ryancullencomedian

    Dublin – based American Jim Elliott is a firm favourite amongst Irish comedy audiences, appearing regularly at the top clubs in Dublin, Galway, and Belfast. He also appears regularly on Newstalk FM. Follow Jim on Twitter @Jimpetuous or on https://www.facebook.com/jimelliottcomedy

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €10

Wednesday 28th June - SAD 13

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Aiken Promotions presents SAD 13 plus support _ Main Venue _ Tickets priced €15 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. Speedy Ortiz front lady Sadie Dupuis has announced a headline date for Dublin’s Whelans this June
Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €15

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    SAD 13

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    Tickets priced €15 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

    Speedy Ortiz front lady Sadie Dupuis has announced a headline date for Dublin’s Whelans this June

    Slugger, the debut LP from Sad13 a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis, prioritizes self-possession in every sense. Sadie, who fronts the dynamite grunge-pop band Speedy Ortiz, forewent her usual modes of collaboration on Slugger, writing and producing the record herself–“to exorcise my control-freaky demons,” she says.

    After Sadie moved to Philadelphia in early 2016, Slugger quickly began to take shape: “I wrote and played and recorded almost all of it in the two weeks I was subletting a friend’s tiny bedroom,” she says. Fittingly, directness, self-determinism, and intimacy are the bedrocks of Slugger’s overall tone. Sadie maintains her dignified wit even in less-than-ideal entanglements, as on the album’s opening track, “<2,” styled to resemble the level of affection of which a heart is capable when it’s been twisted out of shape. “I’m in less than two with you,” sings Dupuis, her crystalline voice steadfastly delicate and assured, recalling self-proprietary forebears like Liz Phair and Fiona Apple.

    Imitating the reflexive wordplay of Slugger’s lyrics, Sad13’s bedroom recordings are largely about bedroom-based themes. She chews on what it means to give and receive consent, sexual and romantic autonomy, finding new modes of enjoying love and boning after destructive partnerships, shredding joyously past misogyny and other exclusionary gender politics, and so many more exploratory, non-exploitative areas of love. Throughout Slugger, Sadie makes her motives and desires invitingly clear. As she sings on the song “The Sting,” “You don’t know how I’d like to say yes”—but she intends to tell you, and to be heard in kind.

    Slugger–produced by Dupuis, mixed by Gabe Wax (Beirut, Wye Oak, Boots) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, HAIM, Sky Ferreira)–is less rock-principled than Sadie’s other projects, but the talented guitarist makes intelligent work of her instrument throughout the record. The guitar lines are layered with synth melodies written on her laptop and are, occasionally, joined by live drums from Julian Fader (currently of Ava Luna; formerly bandmates with Sadie in Quilty).

    This matches Sadie’s penchant for bright, tricky assonance and Wilde-style wit, her verses like sailors’ knots tying her instrumentation carefully in place. Her MFA in poetry from—and stint teaching writing at—UMass Amherst are apparent. This is also true of the rapper, producer, and PhD student Sammus’s guest appearance on the album’s final track, “Coming Into Powers,” where she raps, “I’m a star/ I’m a pulsar.” The song closes the loop on a thought ribboning around Slugger on the whole: As Dupuis sings, “I want a life where I can be who I like / Look at me, looking back at me, recognizing who I see.” Slugger identifies an artist and person who, throughout this record, is her own best company.

    ‘Get A Yes’ –

    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 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: €15

     

Thursday 29th June - SOMA #009 ft. YOUNG EARTH

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SOMA #009 featuring YOUNG EARTH plus SOMA Resident DJs ^ Upstairs ^ SOMA #009 IS COMING. SOMA #008 was absolutely killer, The Revellions brought some serious vibes to the SOMA stage. This month we’re delighted to have Young Earth on board, who will be bringing the party vibes.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 10pm  Tickets: FREE

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    SOMA #009

    featuring

    YOUNG EARTH

    plus

    SOMA Resident DJs

    ^ Upstairs ^Facebook event

    SOMA #009 IS COMING.

    SOMA #008 was absolutely killer, The Revellions brought some serious vibes to the SOMA stage. This month we’re delighted to have Young Earth on board, who will be bringing the party vibes.

    As per usual we’ll have the SOMA Resident DJs spinning your favorite indie tunes until 3am!

    Admission = FREE.

    SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers.

    SOMA PLAYS:
    FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.

    Drink promos:
    O’Haras pints = €5
    Gin & Tonics = €5.50
    Shots = €3
    Vodka / Splash €5
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    YOUNG EARTH

    Young Earth are an Indie-Pop/Rock band from Dublin. Formed in BIMM, the band is bringing a fresh and energetic take on Indie pop, fusing heavier elements into hook filled pop songs to create an eclectic mixture of both new and old.

    ‘Got A Secret’, the band’s first single of 2017 released in March has amassed over 90,000 Spotify streams, debuted on radio as BBC Ulsters ATL track for the day. Earning critical acclaim from blogs and music tastemakers both internationally and at home, it has drawn a considerable amount of attention to the band, including a sell out single launch, and with a busy summer ahead there’s no signs of slowing down.

    The band are extremely excited to release ‘Worth It’ on June 16th, 2017 along with a short accompanying Irish tour to promote it.

    TICKETS

    FREE ENTRY

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

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 10PM
    • Tickets: FREE

     

Friday 30th June - PENROSE

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PENROSE plus support THE VALVES ^ Upstairs ^ Having spent the last year realeasing 2 singles all with glowing reviews and national airplay, supporting there hereos Aslan in Vicar Street doing 2 tours in the UK one of which they were invited by non other than Alan Mc Gee (Creation Records)
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €8

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    PENROSE

    plus support

    THE VALVES

    ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

    Having spent the last year realeasing 2 singles all with glowing reviews and national airplay, supporting there hereos Aslan in Vicar Street doing 2 tours in the UK one of which they were invited by non other than Alan Mc Gee (Creation Records) the band will release their first single of 2017 in Whelan’s on the 30th of June and will then be on the festival circuit both here in Ireland and the UK for the rest of the summer.

    Their recent singles Harmony and Sign On which were released last year which got some major interests from labels both in the UK and US including the press.

    “Amazing puppet video for Penrose’s ‘Harmony’ Irish five-piece Penrose demonstrate why they’ve been variously compared to The Beatles, ELO and Richard Ashcroft on ‘Harmony’, which is lifted from their debut Live For The Dream EP. There’s also a big bang of Oasis off the track, which should be fast-rotated immediately by Ireland’s radio station.” Stuart Clarke, HP

    “With an opening riff that evokes memories of The Clash’s London Calling, the new single from Penrose is also blessed with a chorus so contagious it hurts.” Mark Kavanagh Buzz.ie

    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 1st July - BRIAN DOWNEY’S ALIVE & DANGEROUS

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BRIAN DOWNEY’S ALIVE & DANGEROUS plus support _ Main Venue _ Featuring: Brian Grace: Lead guitar/backing vocals. Brian is a well known musician in Ireland and has a career spanning almost 30 years. He started playing with the legendary Brush Shiels (Skid Row) in the ’80’s, moving on to play and record worldwide with the […]Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €24

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    BRIAN DOWNEY’S ALIVE & DANGEROUS

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _
    Facebook event

    Featuring:
    Brian Grace: Lead guitar/backing vocals.

    Brian is a well known musician in Ireland and has a career spanning almost 30 years.

    He started playing with the legendary Brush Shiels (Skid Row) in the ’80’s, moving on to play and record worldwide with the likes of Rob Strong, Andrew Strong (The Commitments) and Juliet Turner.

    Brian was musical director on the famous “Vibe for Philo” in Dublin and was a major contributor every year since 1986.
    Brian is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest guitarists and would give any players out there, past and present, a serious run for their money!!!

    Phil Edgar: Lead guitar/backing vocals

    Phil hails from Lisburn near Belfast in Northern Ireland and was born to play rock ‘n’ roll!! His early career saw him play with local bands and was heavily influenced by the music of Thin Lizzy, The Eagles and Peter Green.
    More recently Phil has had major exposure with Matt Wilson in The Sensational Northern Irish band, El Dude Brothers. Phil’s reputation as a young tear-away guitarist gives ALIVE AND DANGEROUS a sparkling injection of passion, style and flair.

    Matt Wilson: Bass guitar/lead vocals.

    Matt is a Belfast based musician and vocalist with a fervent love of blues, rock and soul. Starting off at an early age as a boy soprano, his teens saw him flirting with various bands, playing standards from Jimi Hendrix, Bill Withers and Funkadelic, leading him to become one of Northern Ireland’s most sought after radio jingle and corporate vocalists.
    The influence of Thin Lizzy’s music and in Particular, Phil Lynott’s vocal/writing style, making the perfect frontman for ALIVE AND DANGEROUS…….Are you ready?!

    Brian Downey on drums needs no introduction……

    Hailing originally from Dublin, Brian enjoyed his first taste of success in Ireland with the top 20 hit ‘Morning Dew’ before forming ‘Orphanage with Phil Lynott.
    The two went on to form the legendary Thin Lizzy with Eric Bell and Brian remained a constant member until the band split in 1983.
    Having worked on Phil Lynott’s solo albums and the subsequent Grand Slam project. Brian relocated back to Dublin around the time of Phil’s untimely death on January 4th 1986. Brian remained in constant demand as both a touring and session drummer and regulary played live shows and recorded with renowned guitarist Gary Moore.

    Brian is often cited as being an influence by many of the world’s top drummers and feels invigorated to be playing the songs he co-wrote in Thin Lizzy with his new band ALIVE AND DANGEROUS.

    TICKETS

    €24 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: €24

Saturday 1st July - WALPURGIS FAMILY

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WALPURGIS FAMILY LAST EVER GIG plus support STOAT ^ Upstairs ^
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €8

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    WALPURGIS FAMILY

    LAST EVER GIG

    plus support

    STOAT

    ^ Upstairs ^ 

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    That’s it. Walpurgis Family will be playing one last gig, one last recital, an auditive slideshow of what has been 8 years, 3 albums, a number of great collaborations, variations in lineups, great gigs, Popical Island days, Hoot Nights, album launches, charity gigs, and so much more. It’s a shoebox filled with beautiful memories and music we’re very proud of.

    We’d like to thank everyone who has ever been at our gigs, everyone who helped us out and listened, and everyone who has shared the stage and recorded with us. It’s been a real blast and we’re forever grateful for the friendship & musical sparks.

    Festivities will take place on Saturday July 1st upstairs in Whelan’s, with support TBD. 8 EUR in, we kick off at 8pm. The amazing Stoat will be joining the celebrations on the night.

    To celebrate in style we’ll be posting videos, old tracks, reflections and oh well, just plain shenanigans too.

    After that, the lid goes on the shoebox.
    Peace,
    Walpurgis Family

    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

Sunday 2nd July - THE SAD & BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF SPARKLEHORSE

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The Sad And Beautiful World of SPARKLEHORSE Screening & Sparklehorse tribute _ Main Venue _ Screening of Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass’ incredible The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse plus a one-hour, career-spanning live set of Sparklehorse material performed by a band featuring the likes of Pixie Saytar, Tom McShane, Heliopause and The Mad Dalton.
Doors: 7pm  Tickets: €13

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    The Sad And Beautiful World of

    SPARKLEHORSE

    Screening & Sparklehorse tribute

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    Screening of Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass’ incredible The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse plus a one-hour, career-spanning live set of Sparklehorse material performed by a band featuring the likes of Pixie Saytar, Tom McShane, Heliopause and The Mad Dalton.

    Some of you may recall the band’s appearances in Whelan’s in 2001 and 2006.

    TICKETS

    €13 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: 7pm
    • Tickets: €13

     

Sunday 2nd July - 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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    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, 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

     

Monday 3rd July - CHERRY COMEDY

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Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm // Show 8:45pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    TBC

    ^ 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 4th July - ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT

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Aiken Promotions presents ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT plus support _ Main Venue _ TICKETS €33.50 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 credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets. Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required AFTER […]Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €33.50

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT

    plus support
    Facebook event

    _ Main Venue _

    TICKETS

    €33.50 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 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 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: €33.50

Tuesday 4th July - ROESY

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Turning Pirate presents ROESY plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Award winning singer-songwriter and artist Roesy has spent the first half of 2017 touring both Ireland and Australia while writing and recording new material.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €11

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    Turning Pirate presents

    ROESY

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^
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    Award winning singer-songwriter and artist Roesy has spent the first half of 2017 touring both Ireland and Australia while writing and recording new material. His audiences are currently listening to old favourites like ‘Cast Your Line’ which aired in early May on The Dicovery Channel’s Dealiest Catch and new material that he is currently recording for his forthcoming ‘We Are In The Place’ EP due out in October 2017

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    Opportunity duly knocked for Roesy in 1996 when he signed to Warner Chappell and under the mentorship of Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, began recording his first bunch of songs at Edwin Collin’s London studio which became his debut album ‘Sketch the Day, Paint the Night’ in 2001.

    His next two albums ‘The Spirit Store’ and ‘Only Love is Real’ were self-produced and released in 2003 and 2004. These albums led to awards as Best New Irish Act in Ireland’s 2004 Meteor Awards and Best Traditional/Folk Act of the 2005 Hot Press Music Awards.

    Having received much success and critical acclaim in 2006 with his fourth album ‘Colour Me Colourful’ and a playlist rotation of the single
    ‘Trailing the True Star’ in both Ireland and the USA, Roesy soundproofed the basement of his Amsterdam apartment and continued to write and
    record what would be the next offering ‘Fable’.

    ‘Fable’ was partly recorded and mixed in New York’s Downtown Records with Zach Hancock (Alicia Keys/Birdy), which led to representation
    by publishers Wardlaw Banks/Downtown Music and was released in Spring 2010.

    In the Winter of 2010 after touring Fable extensively throughout Europe and the USA Roesy went to the legendary Windmill Lane Studios (U2/Lady Gaga/The Rolling Stones) in Dublin with guitarist Albert Niland to record the simplytitled ‘Roesy’ which was released in Benelux
    through Dutch label Mass Market Recordings.

    His 7th album ‘Wolf Counsel’ was launched at Australia’s Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2015 and for 18 months toured his native Ireland, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

    Over the past 20 years Roesy has shared the bill with international figures such as Bert Jansch, Ron Sexsmith, Paul Brady, Billy Bragg, John Martyn, Joan Armatrading, Donovan, Shane MacGowan and celebrated Irish author Paul Durcan.

    Roesy’s melodies have the presence to seem familiar while remaining distinctly his own; impossible to ignore or dismiss. The deceptive
    simplicity of his lyrical themes reveals their latent complexities upon repeated listening. Many contain references to the eternal subjects of Truth, Beauty and the search for the luminous and transcendent in the midst of everyday living.

    His work shows a personal honesty and genuine open-heartedness that never sails close to vapid sentimentality or hollow romance. The finished product is refreshingly devoid of pretension or cliché and is best appreciated in a live setting.

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    “Roesy is an artist of great patience, his song writing is of a consistently high standard, while his vocals are powerful and the arrangements are executed wonderfully” – Golden Plec

    “…armed with a crystalline pair of vocal chords…” – The Irish Times

    “…impressive musical talent and overwhelming passion” – Faster Louder

    “Wolf Counsel is a charming collection of understated and wistful songs. It doesn’t get more languid and dreamlike than this” –  Hot Press 7/10 ★★★★★★★

    TICKETS

    €11 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 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: €11

     

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