5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This July
June 28, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

We knew it wouldn’t last forever and our mini-heatwave seems all but a memory as the grey skies roll in again. No need to let a little detail like the weather dampen the fun though, if it’s a bit of music and craic you’re looking for, well Dublin has a few surprises in store on the music front this July! If you plan on visiting the home of the boys in blue this coming month, you might well check out one of these must see gigs to liven up the Summer spirits.

5) Fireplace Dragon

fireplace-dragon

If an intimate Indie Jazz gig in the city would get your fires lighting this July, look no further than newcomers, Fireplace Dragon. German guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, Irish bassist Simon Jermyn and Irish drummer Matthew Jacobson are no strangers to the stage after performing for 10 years with their own individual accolades and performing with one other member of the group previously.

Two of the members are based in New York but 2017 sees the men unite in Dublin as a trio for the first time and excitingly, their début live performance together will take place at Arthur’s pub. The lads have a dynamic sound overall, spawned from influences including Paul Motion and Battles.

As this is their début performance together, you can sample their previous work separately such as Jermyn’s ‘Trot a Mouse’ album, Matsuno’s ‘Invisible’ album and Jacobson’s album ‘Never odd or eveN’ all available for download now.

Where: Arthur’s Pub 28 Thomas Street, Dublin

When:  Sunday 9th July 2017, 3.30pm

Ticket Price: €10.00

4) The Deans

the-deans

If an Athenry All-Terrain Rock trio is more up your street, The Deans are sure to bring sizzling tunes this Summer. Gavin Dean takes centre stage on guitar, keyboard and lead vocals accompanied by Ronan Lally’s epic bass and the sick beats of drummer, Mathys Dubois. The band changed members over the years, starting up initially in 2006 and building quite a following for themselves.

It wasn’t long before they were attending festivals like the Ballyshannon International Rory Gallagher Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival before eventually winning the prestigious accolade of ‘Best New Rock Act’ in the Irish World newspaper in 2007. They followed up their touring success with a string of albums and EP’s, including the appropriately named ‘The Album’ released in 2008.

The band has a wide range of influences including Nirvana and The Beatles. Their album ‘Supply and Command’ is out now and available for download.

Where: Whelan’s 25 Wexford Street, Dublin

When: Wednesday July 5th 2017, 8pm

Ticket Price: €10.00

3) Fallen Lights

fallen-lights

A touch of Indie/Pop from a handsome Mullingar four-piece is on the cards as Joe, Graham, Jay and Andrew take to the stage. The band came to life in 2014 and these music graduates didn’t wait long to be noticed after their catchy rhythms landed them opportunities to support big acts like Scouting for Girls and The Blizzards on tour.Their live performance also got them a shout out from RTÉ 2FM radio DJ Paddy McKenna who christened their performance as reminiscent of The Artic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club.

Their self-titled EP was launched in 2015 which received radio play on the like of Spin 1038 and 2XM. The lads are also big supporters of mental health and recently embarked on a 32 county tour to fundraise and raise awareness for the work of organisation, Inspire. The band are currently working on their latest EP’s with their brand new single ‘If Only I Knew’, out now and available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Deezer.

Where: Whelan’s 25 Wexford Street, Dublin

When: Saturday 29th July, 8pm

Ticket Price: €10.00

2) Olly Murs

olly-murs

Everyone’s favourite all round entertainer and X Factor alumnus, Olly Murs is coming to Dublin to serenade with some of his biggest hits this July. Before all the X Factor success, Olly was a recruitment consultant with his first television appearance occurring in 2007 on Deal or No Deal after he infamously walked away with just £10. Then of course the X Factor tornado began in 2009 where Olly was almost beaten out by Jedward, but finished as the runner up to Joe McElderry.

It was just the beginning as his 2010 début single ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’ even surpassed Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ to the number 1 spot on the UK Singles Charts. Since that faithful year Olly has released hit after hit and collaborated with huge international stars such as Flo Rida and Demi Lovato. He also briefly tried his hand at presenting the X Factor and its spin off too…because why not?

Olly will be playing on a Saturday following other huge names like Future Islands and Aslan. His latest album 24Hrs is out now and final tickets are selling fast for this one so don’t miss out!

Where: The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

When: Saturday July 8th 2017, 6.30pm doors open

Ticket Price: From €60.00

1) Kings of Leon

kings-of-leon

The legends of rock are returning to Dublin to blow the roof off the 3 Arena this Summer. In 2003, Tennessee brothers Caleb, Nathan, Jared and cousin Matthew Followill made their big time début on the music scene after releasing their first EP entitled ‘Holy Roller Novocaine’ when the youngest Jared was just 16. After that came a full album and critical acclaim from big news publications such as The Guardian and NME. Over the years they have even toured with giants of the music world such as U2, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam and had their songs featured in cinematic releases such as Cloverfield and Disturbia with Shia LeBeouf.

Their 2008 studio album ‘Only by the Night’ which contained hits like ‘Sex on Fire’ and ‘Use Somebody’ saw the boys at the peak of their powers, becoming the UK’s third biggest selling album of the year and Australia’s biggest selling album of 2008.

The band will perform over 3 days and there are still some tickets left for these dates so don’t waste a moment! Their current album WALLS is available for download now on iTunes.

Where: 3 Arena, Dublin

When: Sat 1st July, Sun 2nd July and Tues 4th July 2017. Doors open 6.30pm

Ticket Price: From €85.50 including booking

Big or small budget, there is a gig for everyone’s tastes in Dublin this July. Make sure to start checking ticket outlets soon as some of the bigger shows will come and go quicker than you can say mini-heatwave… still a touchy subject? We thought so!

Alannah Kenny
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5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This July
June 28, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

We knew it wouldn’t last forever and our mini-heatwave seems all but a memory as the grey skies roll in again. No need to let a little detail like the weather dampen the fun though, if it’s a bit of music and craic you’re looking for, well Dublin has a few surprises in store on the music front this July! If you plan on visiting the home of the boys in blue this coming month, you might well check out one of these must see gigs to liven up the Summer spirits.

5) Fireplace Dragon

fireplace-dragon

If an intimate Indie Jazz gig in the city would get your fires lighting this July, look no further than newcomers, Fireplace Dragon. German guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, Irish bassist Simon Jermyn and Irish drummer Matthew Jacobson are no strangers to the stage after performing for 10 years with their own individual accolades and performing with one other member of the group previously.

Two of the members are based in New York but 2017 sees the men unite in Dublin as a trio for the first time and excitingly, their début live performance together will take place at Arthur’s pub. The lads have a dynamic sound overall, spawned from influences including Paul Motion and Battles.

As this is their début performance together, you can sample their previous work separately such as Jermyn’s ‘Trot a Mouse’ album, Matsuno’s ‘Invisible’ album and Jacobson’s album ‘Never odd or eveN’ all available for download now.

Where: Arthur’s Pub 28 Thomas Street, Dublin

When:  Sunday 9th July 2017, 3.30pm

Ticket Price: €10.00

4) The Deans

the-deans

If an Athenry All-Terrain Rock trio is more up your street, The Deans are sure to bring sizzling tunes this Summer. Gavin Dean takes centre stage on guitar, keyboard and lead vocals accompanied by Ronan Lally’s epic bass and the sick beats of drummer, Mathys Dubois. The band changed members over the years, starting up initially in 2006 and building quite a following for themselves.

It wasn’t long before they were attending festivals like the Ballyshannon International Rory Gallagher Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival before eventually winning the prestigious accolade of ‘Best New Rock Act’ in the Irish World newspaper in 2007. They followed up their touring success with a string of albums and EP’s, including the appropriately named ‘The Album’ released in 2008.

The band has a wide range of influences including Nirvana and The Beatles. Their album ‘Supply and Command’ is out now and available for download.

Where: Whelan’s 25 Wexford Street, Dublin

When: Wednesday July 5th 2017, 8pm

Ticket Price: €10.00

3) Fallen Lights

fallen-lights

A touch of Indie/Pop from a handsome Mullingar four-piece is on the cards as Joe, Graham, Jay and Andrew take to the stage. The band came to life in 2014 and these music graduates didn’t wait long to be noticed after their catchy rhythms landed them opportunities to support big acts like Scouting for Girls and The Blizzards on tour.Their live performance also got them a shout out from RTÉ 2FM radio DJ Paddy McKenna who christened their performance as reminiscent of The Artic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club.

Their self-titled EP was launched in 2015 which received radio play on the like of Spin 1038 and 2XM. The lads are also big supporters of mental health and recently embarked on a 32 county tour to fundraise and raise awareness for the work of organisation, Inspire. The band are currently working on their latest EP’s with their brand new single ‘If Only I Knew’, out now and available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Deezer.

Where: Whelan’s 25 Wexford Street, Dublin

When: Saturday 29th July, 8pm

Ticket Price: €10.00

2) Olly Murs

olly-murs

Everyone’s favourite all round entertainer and X Factor alumnus, Olly Murs is coming to Dublin to serenade with some of his biggest hits this July. Before all the X Factor success, Olly was a recruitment consultant with his first television appearance occurring in 2007 on Deal or No Deal after he infamously walked away with just £10. Then of course the X Factor tornado began in 2009 where Olly was almost beaten out by Jedward, but finished as the runner up to Joe McElderry.

It was just the beginning as his 2010 début single ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’ even surpassed Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ to the number 1 spot on the UK Singles Charts. Since that faithful year Olly has released hit after hit and collaborated with huge international stars such as Flo Rida and Demi Lovato. He also briefly tried his hand at presenting the X Factor and its spin off too…because why not?

Olly will be playing on a Saturday following other huge names like Future Islands and Aslan. His latest album 24Hrs is out now and final tickets are selling fast for this one so don’t miss out!

Where: The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

When: Saturday July 8th 2017, 6.30pm doors open

Ticket Price: From €60.00

1) Kings of Leon

kings-of-leon

The legends of rock are returning to Dublin to blow the roof off the 3 Arena this Summer. In 2003, Tennessee brothers Caleb, Nathan, Jared and cousin Matthew Followill made their big time début on the music scene after releasing their first EP entitled ‘Holy Roller Novocaine’ when the youngest Jared was just 16. After that came a full album and critical acclaim from big news publications such as The Guardian and NME. Over the years they have even toured with giants of the music world such as U2, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam and had their songs featured in cinematic releases such as Cloverfield and Disturbia with Shia LeBeouf.

Their 2008 studio album ‘Only by the Night’ which contained hits like ‘Sex on Fire’ and ‘Use Somebody’ saw the boys at the peak of their powers, becoming the UK’s third biggest selling album of the year and Australia’s biggest selling album of 2008.

The band will perform over 3 days and there are still some tickets left for these dates so don’t waste a moment! Their current album WALLS is available for download now on iTunes.

Where: 3 Arena, Dublin

When: Sat 1st July, Sun 2nd July and Tues 4th July 2017. Doors open 6.30pm

Ticket Price: From €85.50 including booking

Big or small budget, there is a gig for everyone’s tastes in Dublin this July. Make sure to start checking ticket outlets soon as some of the bigger shows will come and go quicker than you can say mini-heatwave… still a touchy subject? We thought so!

Alannah Kenny
Interested in big events and likes to keep up to date with celebrity culture as a personal interest. An avid reader and movie lover, enjoys in depth discussions about anything related to dystopian fiction!

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