Dublin composer and blues guitarist Mike Brookfield (above performing Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile) plays a ‘special intimate show’ at the Alternative Sunday Social Club in Toners, Baggot Street, Dubln 2 this Sunday from 4pm.
Mike will feature tracks from his second album or ‘sonic essay’, Brookfield, on which Horslips drummer, Eamon Carr, provides the lyrics.
‘Strand’ will play the Alternative Social Club in Toners on Sunday afternoon
Do the ‘Strand’.
Barry H writes:
The Alternative Sunday Social Club is back in business in Toners on Baggot Street, Dublin 2 this Sunday, September 30 with Strand (above) and the world live premiere of the new album, Can’t Trust the Rain.
The band is made up of some of the best musicians playing on the Irish scene today and this gig will be something special.
Can you make it Toner’s Baggott Street, Dublin 2 for 4pm?
Barry H writes:
Our final Alternative Sunday Social Club gig before we break for the summer is with The Winters. The band emerged from the woodshed in 2013 to gain favourable notices and decent airplay with the release of their album Riches. Led by one-time Dixons guitarist, Ed McGinley, T
he Winters are a four-piece band that blend a variety of influences—soul, country, jazz, blues and folk – with a 60s garage-y aesthetic… of the ‘Nuggets’ variety! Their sound moves from subtle, dark and moody to rockin’, groovin’ clubby!
Come on down to Toner’s to support some top class live music and help celebrate bringing bands back to Baggot Street!
We’re bringing bands back to Baggot St! Back in the 80s and 90s, long before Whelan’s arrived on the scene in Wexford St, the musical hub of Dublin was centred around Baggot St in The Pembroke, The Baggot Inn and Toners.
Between these three pubs there were bands playing 7 nights a week with something for every taste. The Pembroke and the Baggot Inn are long gone but Toners remains pretty much as it was one of the oldest and best known pubs in Dublin with an excellent bar on the first floor.
Now the Alternative Sunday Social Club is running gigs again on Sunday afternoons between 4.00pm and 7.00pm and this week it’s the turn of El Clash Combo, Ireland’s first Clash tribute band. Support is from DJ Karl Tsigdinos and all three hours of fun will set you back a mere fiver!
“After a fantastic set last March we are delighted to welcome back Minnie and the Illywhackers [performing ‘Make Me Yours, above]for their second gig with us at the Alternative Sunday Social Club [Upstairs] in The Stag’s Head [Dame Court, Dublin] from 4.00pm. They will be playing the glorious blend of early jazz, country & blues and tunes before and after the band’s set will be provided by DJ Karl Tsigdinos. All this for a mere €8. Sure where would you get better value of a Sunday afternoon?”
The HardChargers – comprising Chris Todd, Richard J Hodgen and and Mark Mahood – play the Alternative Social Club, upstairs in the Stag’s Head , Dame Court, Dublin on Sunday at 3pm.
What kind of music do they play?
“here’s the closest analogy I can think of: it’s what might ensue if Jimi Hendrix met Velvet Underground on Muddy Waters’ front porch and then downed a crate of Jack Daniels whilst jamming for a crowd of insatiable sex-crazed groupies….only crazier!” (Belfast Telegraph)
Minny and the IllyWhackers at The Alternative Sunday Social Club at the Stag’s Head Raw [upstars in the Stags Head, Dame Court, Dublin] at 4pm (€8).
Minnie and the Illywhackers are a ukulele swing band centred around the exquisite vocal talents of Angie McLaughlin of The Sick and Indigent Song Club. The band are influenced by early jazz, country & blues and create a speakeasy, supper club feel.”
In the company of a hot gentleman singer/songwriter?
With our reputation?
“This Sunday at the Alternative Social Club [upstairs in the Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin] it’s the turn of former Picture House mainstay Duncan Maitland who will be joined by special guests Dave McGuinness (Lir) and Barry O’Brien (Slumberjet). As always our in-house DJ is Karl Tsigdinos Doors are 4pm and admission is a mere €8.. Sure where would you get the like for less?”