Tag Archives: Nialler9’s Gig Guide



Thursday Feb 2: TLMT 3: Slow Riot, Beach & Montauk Hotel @ The Sound House, Eden Quay Dublin 1 (Free)

Nialler9 writes:

Irish music blog The Last Mixed Tape celebrates three years of hanging around and writing about Irish music with a FREE SHOW of Irish bands featuring Limerick post-punks Slow Riot, Dublin psych-experimentalists Beach and the early ’80s indie vibe of Montauk Hotel (top and  streaming above with ‘Black Dress’).

Nialler9’s Gig Guide January 31-February 6 (Nialler9)



Saturday July 16: I Am The Cosmos, This Greedy Pig, Padraic E.Moore @ Bello Bar, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8 (€10)

Nialler9 writes:

Analogue synthesizer dance music of the highest order is what these Dublin boys make. They launch their new single Letting It Go with a live set and DJ sets from their buddies.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide July12-18  (Nialler9)


Saturday April 9: Rusangano Family, Feather, Ben Bix @ The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2  (€10)

Nialler9 writes:

The best live rap band in the country, Limerick’s Rusanagano Family head this bill which doubles as the album party for their second album Let The Dead Bury The Dead, which is out on Friday. MuRli and God Knows and mynameisjOhn know how to spin a party.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide April 5-10 (Nialler9)


Friday April 1: Choice Cuts: King & Purple Rain Screening @ The Sugar Club. Leeson Street, Dublin 2 (€12.50)

Nialler9 writes:

The American R&B trio King were chosen by none other than Prince to open for him a few of years back.

Their R&B music, as heard on their self-titled debut album in January is dreamy and soulful of soft synthesizer tones, drum pads, smudged horn sounds, handclap cloudy chords, digital bass and the girls’ lulling tones.

In a nod to the man who helped the band, there is a screening of Purple Rain (1984) beforehand.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide (Nialler9)

race the flux

Tonight: Wednesday,March 23: Race The Flux, Pranks, Bagels @ Sweeney’s, Dame Street, (Free)

Nialler9 writes;

An opportunity to check out three new Irish bands for the price of nothing, from the math-rock of Galway Race The Flux (top) to the Royal Blood-esque Pranks to the catchy indie-pop of Bagels.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide – Easter Special (Nialler9)


TONIGHT, Wednesday March 9: Women Who Rock: i am niamh , Naoise Roo , Hvmmingbyrd, Rosa Nutty, Bern and Rachael Lavelle @ The Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (€10)

Nialler9 writes:

A six act-strong all-female lineup to coincide with the week of International Women’s Day featuring folk pop singer Rosa Nutty, avant-classical musician Niamh Parkinson, ambient rock from Naoise Roo and harmony-lead trio Hvmmingbyrd.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide March 9-14 (Nialler9)


Friday February 5: Rosa Nutty, Drawn By Dogs @ Bello Bar, Portobello, Dublin 2 (€5)

Nialler9 writes:

The Dublin-based singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty (above) recently released her crowdfunded debut EP Bunny, on which the sweet folk pop of Fine Print was a highlight. Friday’s show will feature Nutty and her new live band.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide February 2-8 (Nialler9)


Saturday January 23: The Deece Series @ District 8, 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8 (€5, 11pm)

Nialler9 writes:

Kildare DJ Niall D’Arcy has been ably warming up crowds on support duties for international artists for the last number of years, in addition to co-running his own club night, Somewhere, on Wednesdays in the Workman’s Club. For this first in the series by Hidden Agenda, D’Arcy has been given the whole night to play a long set, while future nights in the series will feature sets from guests D’Arcy invites along.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide January 19-25 (Nialler9)


Saturday, December 5: Young Hearts Run Free: Yule! @ The Co-Op, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 (€22, BYOB)

Nialler9 writes:

Young Hearts’ annual Christmas bash has featured the likes of the Strypes, Villagers and David O’Doherty in recent years, this time around, they’ve got Land Lovers, Switzerland, The Mess Around, DJ Dandelion, Paddy Hanna, White Collar Boy, Women’s Christmas, Dónal Lunny, Mossy Nolan & Colm McGowan, Stephen James Smith, Young Hearts DJs and more guests promised. It starts at 7:15pm and goes until late. All in aid of the Simon Community.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide December 1-7 (Nialler9)


Thursday Oct 1st  – Saturday Oct 3rd: Hard Working Class Heroes   @ 7 Dublin venues (€20 per night, €45 for whole weekend)

Nialler9 writes:

Hard Working Class Heroes takes over seven venues for three nights (2 rooms in The Academy, The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club, The Mercantile, Hangar and Bad Bob’s) with 100 Irish bands playing (my picks are here) to fans, international delegates and local industry.
There are  (free gigs in the city during the afternoon and the convention in the NDRC of panels and talks to which anyone can attend.
If you’re looking for something a little more charitable: State and Hope Promotion’sWe Shall Overcome event raises money for Simon Community with live punk and rap acts filling the bill.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide September 30-October 5 (Nialler 9)