Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Gig Guide: MUNKY, The Last Mixed Tape, Junior Brother, The Clockworks & more

MUNKY Whelan's
Photo: Julie O'Brien

MUNKY - Hunter Gatherer Blues

Info: There are some top of the range music happenings around Dublin city over the next few nights, I'll be hoping to get to as much of it as possible myself, below are some of the top picks to keep you jiving until Sunday morning!

Wednesday, 1st of February:

MUNKY - Whelan's Main Stage from 8pm, moved from Upstairs due to selling out rapidly following their CrAzY set at Whelan's Ones To Watch earlier this month, for fans of good old dirty blues rock, look no further. Support on the night comes via Sub Motion and The Optimists. Ticket and event info can be found right here https://www.facebook.com/events/223423451447059/

Thursday, 2nd of Februay: 

The Last Mixed Tape's 3rd Birthday Bash - The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Don't call him a champion of music, the man is just doing his job, and that's consistently bringing you the best ear candy the Irish music circuit has to offer over the past three years. To celebrate, Mr. White brings us an eye-watering line-up with headliners Montauk Hotel who have just released their debut single, 'Black Dress' (below), the post-punk soundings of the excellent Slow Riot, and the psych-rock musings of Beach. Did I mention it's free entry? Event info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1091334464311022/

The Last Mixed Tape Montauk Hotel Slow Riot Beach The Sound House
Designed by: Kelly Levacher

Montauk Hotel - Black Dress

Nix Moon - Upstairs Whelan's Midnight Hour

Another act that slayed the Front Bar at Whelan's Ones To Watch, Dundalk's finest Nix Moon bring the soul, funk and flute upstairs this time, and anyone who sees these chaps live will already be hankering after their next show, guaranteed. Info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1344903992207980/

Friday, 3rd of February:

Junior Brother - Anseo, Camden Street

The inimitable Kerryman Junior Brother holds the official launch night of his joyous latest EP, Fuck Off I Love You, a balladeer with a style and humour that is most rare. and a vocal style that you're not likely to hear anywhere else on this island. Support comes from, Shane Clifford, fellow Kingdom native Kieran Mulvihill, and the wild folk sounds of Native Oak, a special night awaits. Info here https://www.facebook.com/events/341463456209630/

Junior Brother - Hungover At Mass

Saturday, 4th of February:

Dreaming of Jupiter - Sin É, 8pm

Just back from their second trip to Poland shooting another music video following last years release of their debut single 'Light of My Life', Dublin electro-pop trio Dreaming of Jupiter play a headline show with support from fellow purveyors of dream-pop soundz Hvmmingbyrd in the wonderful environs of Sin É on the north city quays. 

Dreaming of Jupiter - Light of My Life

Katie Laffan - The Workman's Club

As part of the ongoing contribution toward the Syrias Vibes campaign, which is collecting funding for emergency services in Syria, Gardiner Music present rising star Katie Laffan, with support courtesy of No Hot Ashes, from 8pm in The Workman's Club, tickets for this worthy cause are only €10. 

Event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/586394958227932/

Katie Laffan - Monsters

The Clockworks - Whelan's Upstairs, The Midnight Hour

Last but not least it's The bloody Clockworks, ah lads, if you haven't heard or seen these young bucks live yet now is your chance, six months from now they'll be throwing television sets (flat-screens float down at that altitude so I'm told) off the balcony of the Mexico Suite at Trump Tower in New York so do yourselves a favour. Mixing delicious indie-pop with post-punk and a glimmer of reggae funk, the Galway band are riding high on the crest of a magical song-writing wave at the moment, they even make their own music videos! They have support on the night from Dublin band Young Earth who have also transitioned into something special over the last 12 months. 

The Clockworks - Mazda

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