Saturday, 27 January 2018

Gig Guide: SelfMade Dublin, Gigonometry & Hatchlings EP Launch

SelfMade Dublin
The inaugural SelfMade Exhibition takes place next week on Friday, 2nd February

SelfMade - Friday, 2nd February, Third Space, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

SelfMade is a platform to explore DIY music in Ireland through performance, discussion, and art, with a strong focus on inclusion in music. Our goal is to celebrate the work of DIY musicians and to create a supportive space to explore the realities of getting a music career off the ground.

Our first event in February 2018 will focus on the experiences of eight female fronted acts who are making waves in the music industry. Women are under-represented at all levels in music, and we want to use our first event as a platform to hear from women who have pushed beyond this barrier. We know their stories and experiences will be valuable to people of all genders. The evening will be an mix of artwork, acoustic performance, discussion and zines showcasing an intersection of music from Irish artists and celebrating the work behind the scenes. The event will feature pieces from contributing illustrators, as well as a panel discussion chaired by vocalist, Jess Kavanagh (BARQ).

Additional performers and panellists include Carol Keogh, Farah Elle, Mary Barnecutt, Hvmmingbyrd, Grainne Hunt, Sive, Zoe Gough and Romy.

The first SelfMade event is now sold out, however, a waiting-list has been arranged and you can contact the organisers for placement at

Gigonometry Presents - The Felonies, Boom Child, The Elephant Room & Emma Langford - Thursday, 8th of February, The Workman's Club, Dublin

Our February line-up is a magnificent mix of styles; The Felonies bring their high energy show, fresh from their Whelans Ones to Watch set, to the Gigonometry stage, after a guaranteed high-octane performance from punk-poppers Boom Child. The Elephant Room make fine music, providing a perfect follow-on to the mesmeric Emma Langford, who will open up the show high on a superb 2017 that saw her receive critical accolades and numerous national airplays along the way. An act not to be missed.

Admission: €8/€5 (students/unwaged/undead)

Hatchlings EP Launch - Wednesday, February 14th - Whelan's

Maynooth band Hatchlings launch their debut EP, Montessori, on Valentine's Day Upstairs in Whelan's, which will be the band's final Irish gig before they depart for two months to the U.S..

Since coming together, Hatchlings have kept busy, performing in premier Irish venues such as Whelans and the Roisin Dubh, at several festivals including Electric Picnic and Vantastival, and performing internationally, headlining a Manchester festival and a sold out show in Saint Quentin, France. Hatchlings are now in the process of recording their debut EP, set to be released in 2017.

The birth of Hatchlings coincided with their founding of Common Grounds Collective, a group dedicated to promoting a creative lifestyle and giving artists of all mediums a platform to share their work. Their involvement in Common Grounds Collective has resulted in collaborations with creatives from around the world. Hatchlings are Jamie Bishop, Conor Cunningham, Peter Kelly, Eamon Travers, and Darragh Brannigan.​​​​​​​

Early-bird tickets are €5 or €7 on the door on the night, you can purchase tickets here. 

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