5 Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This November
November 1, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

As the Halloween festivities draws to a close, the cold, dark November nights will start to creep in. If you’re sick of staying indoors binging Netflix boxsets then our next gig guide is the perfect excuse to get you out on the town in Dublin.

We have some great local music acts performing this month that are well worth checking out. So whether your on a dry November, growing out the mustache or just planning a few pints, here are the five gigs that you should definitely keep in mind!

5) Moxie

moxie

First on our list and hailing from Limerick and Sligo we have Moxie, a group described as a ‘Neo-Trad’ with a progressive stance on music. Cillian, Jos, Darren, Ted and new West Cork drummer Josh Sampson adopt an atypical Trad sound with Jazz influences accompanied by a range of instruments from accordions to bass guitars and tenor banjos. The lads have managed to create a slick composition that has carried them successfully across Europe, America and Australia, featuring in all forms of music festivals.

They have been established since 2011 and released their début album Planted in 2014. The year previous the lads had been crowned the ‘Kings of Folk’ at the Spirit of Folk festival awards ceremony in Co. Meath. In 2016 they received great exposure by providing the music for Prodijig’s sold out tour and they have been making waves ever since. The group have been compared to acts such as Beoga and Lúnasa and they have just released a new single entitled Eyes On Pluto which can be purchased on iTunes now.

When: Friday November 3, 7.30pm

Where: The Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin

Tickets: €22.50 per person

4) Craig Gallagher

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Local singer-songwriter Craig Gallagher is hitting all the right notes as the 25 year old prepares to perform in his hometown this month. Just last year Craig released his début four-track EP entitled Home which rocketed up to the number one spot on iTunes in Ireland, putting him on the map of Ireland’s most talented upcoming singers. Since then his tracks have been streamed 1.5 million times on Spotify and have broken into the top 50, scaling Ireland’s radio charts bit by bit.

Last year Craig started touring, selling out some of the top local venues across Ireland and Europe, including Whelan’s in Dublin with his heartfelt pop melodies. His big break occurred in 2016 when he got the chance to open for Gavin James at his sold out 3Arena gig and since then he has been awarded the title of Hotpress One To Watch 2017. His style is similar to that of Gavin James himself and Ed Sheeran and Craig’s latest album Live in Amsterdam is available on iTunes and Spotify now.

When: Friday, November 10, 7.30pm

Where: The Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin

Tickets: €16.15 per person

3) Squarehead

Described as a ‘Garage-Pop band’, Squarehead are the Dublin trio who will be bringing some traditional Rock ‘n’ Roll/Surfpop rhythms to the city very soon. The band which established in 2010, consists of lead singer/guitarist Roy Duffy accompanied by bassist Ian McFarlane and drummer Ruan Van Vilet. That same year the lads teamed up with ‘Any Other City Records’ run by James Byrne of The Villagers whereupon they released their first gritty single entitled Fake Blood. Soon after it became number one in the ‘Irish Songs of 2010’ poll on Nialler 9’s blog.

Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting, glasses and beard

The band’s second quirky single Midnight Enchilada garnered them more exposure as it featured on the likes of BBC Radio 2 and on XFM. In 2013 the group released their second album Respect and it marked their second invite to the SXSW festival in Texas. The band’s sound can be likened to that of So Cow and Paddy Hanna and their latest single Waves is available for download on iTunes now.

When: Friday November 17, 8.00pm

Where: The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin

Tickets: €8.00 per person

2) Slow Moving Clouds

Image may contain: 3 people, people playing musical instruments

If some chilled Nordic and Irish traditional Folk vibes are more up your street, then the contemporary Slow Moving Clouds can deliver just that. Aki, Danny and Kevin are the Dublin-based group unique in style due to their experimental style and the combination of instruments such as the cello, violin and nyckelharpa complimented by Nordic vocals. The end result is almost theatrical so it’s no surprise that the group are also responsible for creating scores for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala at the ‘Dublin Theatre Festival 2016’ to critical acclaim.

Their début album Os was released prior to that in 2015 and along with performing at various festivals, the group are currently touring in their attempt to cement the revival of traditional Folk music. Their style has often been mirrored with Icelandic post-rock legends Sigur Ros and Irish Trad stars, The Gloaming. Their album Os is available to download on iTunes or stream on Spotify now.

When: Tuesday November 7, 8.00pm

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin

Tickets: €20.00 per person

1) Paddy Hanna

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Paddy is breaking the mould when it comes to musical ability and is determined to put his own stamp on the industry. The young Dubliner’s music has been dubbed as ‘Melancholic-Pop’ but there is great variety in Paddy’s music which is a rollercoaster of emotion. It contains sometimes witty lyrics accompanied with orchestral arrangements and sometimes raw or reflective topics making it difficult to underpin it as just one thing.

Paddy’s début single Austria went down a treat with critics in 2015 along with his 2014 album The Leafy Stiletto which often touches on the theme of mental illness. Now in 2017, Paddy has also performed as a feature of the band Autre Monde along with launching into a solo nationwide tour. His sound resembles that of artists such as Tandem Felix and Meltybrains and his latest single Bad Boys can be purchased on iTunes now.

When: Saturday November 18, 8.00pm

Where: Bello Bar, 1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin

Tickets: €13.00 per person

So if you’re looking for a great gig to see this November that will ensure an enjoyable night out, then make sure you check out some of these local acts when they’re in the area! If you hearts still yearning to hear more of the country’s hardest working musicians, check out these 8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now.

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5 Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This November
November 1, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

As the Halloween festivities draws to a close, the cold, dark November nights will start to creep in. If you’re sick of staying indoors binging Netflix boxsets then our next gig guide is the perfect excuse to get you out on the town in Dublin.

We have some great local music acts performing this month that are well worth checking out. So whether your on a dry November, growing out the mustache or just planning a few pints, here are the five gigs that you should definitely keep in mind!

5) Moxie

moxie

First on our list and hailing from Limerick and Sligo we have Moxie, a group described as a ‘Neo-Trad’ with a progressive stance on music. Cillian, Jos, Darren, Ted and new West Cork drummer Josh Sampson adopt an atypical Trad sound with Jazz influences accompanied by a range of instruments from accordions to bass guitars and tenor banjos. The lads have managed to create a slick composition that has carried them successfully across Europe, America and Australia, featuring in all forms of music festivals.

They have been established since 2011 and released their début album Planted in 2014. The year previous the lads had been crowned the ‘Kings of Folk’ at the Spirit of Folk festival awards ceremony in Co. Meath. In 2016 they received great exposure by providing the music for Prodijig’s sold out tour and they have been making waves ever since. The group have been compared to acts such as Beoga and Lúnasa and they have just released a new single entitled Eyes On Pluto which can be purchased on iTunes now.

When: Friday November 3, 7.30pm

Where: The Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin

Tickets: €22.50 per person

4) Craig Gallagher

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, on stage, playing a musical instrument and guitar

Local singer-songwriter Craig Gallagher is hitting all the right notes as the 25 year old prepares to perform in his hometown this month. Just last year Craig released his début four-track EP entitled Home which rocketed up to the number one spot on iTunes in Ireland, putting him on the map of Ireland’s most talented upcoming singers. Since then his tracks have been streamed 1.5 million times on Spotify and have broken into the top 50, scaling Ireland’s radio charts bit by bit.

Last year Craig started touring, selling out some of the top local venues across Ireland and Europe, including Whelan’s in Dublin with his heartfelt pop melodies. His big break occurred in 2016 when he got the chance to open for Gavin James at his sold out 3Arena gig and since then he has been awarded the title of Hotpress One To Watch 2017. His style is similar to that of Gavin James himself and Ed Sheeran and Craig’s latest album Live in Amsterdam is available on iTunes and Spotify now.

When: Friday, November 10, 7.30pm

Where: The Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin

Tickets: €16.15 per person

3) Squarehead

Described as a ‘Garage-Pop band’, Squarehead are the Dublin trio who will be bringing some traditional Rock ‘n’ Roll/Surfpop rhythms to the city very soon. The band which established in 2010, consists of lead singer/guitarist Roy Duffy accompanied by bassist Ian McFarlane and drummer Ruan Van Vilet. That same year the lads teamed up with ‘Any Other City Records’ run by James Byrne of The Villagers whereupon they released their first gritty single entitled Fake Blood. Soon after it became number one in the ‘Irish Songs of 2010’ poll on Nialler 9’s blog.

Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting, glasses and beard

The band’s second quirky single Midnight Enchilada garnered them more exposure as it featured on the likes of BBC Radio 2 and on XFM. In 2013 the group released their second album Respect and it marked their second invite to the SXSW festival in Texas. The band’s sound can be likened to that of So Cow and Paddy Hanna and their latest single Waves is available for download on iTunes now.

When: Friday November 17, 8.00pm

Where: The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin

Tickets: €8.00 per person

2) Slow Moving Clouds

Image may contain: 3 people, people playing musical instruments

If some chilled Nordic and Irish traditional Folk vibes are more up your street, then the contemporary Slow Moving Clouds can deliver just that. Aki, Danny and Kevin are the Dublin-based group unique in style due to their experimental style and the combination of instruments such as the cello, violin and nyckelharpa complimented by Nordic vocals. The end result is almost theatrical so it’s no surprise that the group are also responsible for creating scores for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala at the ‘Dublin Theatre Festival 2016’ to critical acclaim.

Their début album Os was released prior to that in 2015 and along with performing at various festivals, the group are currently touring in their attempt to cement the revival of traditional Folk music. Their style has often been mirrored with Icelandic post-rock legends Sigur Ros and Irish Trad stars, The Gloaming. Their album Os is available to download on iTunes or stream on Spotify now.

When: Tuesday November 7, 8.00pm

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin

Tickets: €20.00 per person

1) Paddy Hanna

Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and close-up

Paddy is breaking the mould when it comes to musical ability and is determined to put his own stamp on the industry. The young Dubliner’s music has been dubbed as ‘Melancholic-Pop’ but there is great variety in Paddy’s music which is a rollercoaster of emotion. It contains sometimes witty lyrics accompanied with orchestral arrangements and sometimes raw or reflective topics making it difficult to underpin it as just one thing.

Paddy’s début single Austria went down a treat with critics in 2015 along with his 2014 album The Leafy Stiletto which often touches on the theme of mental illness. Now in 2017, Paddy has also performed as a feature of the band Autre Monde along with launching into a solo nationwide tour. His sound resembles that of artists such as Tandem Felix and Meltybrains and his latest single Bad Boys can be purchased on iTunes now.

When: Saturday November 18, 8.00pm

Where: Bello Bar, 1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin

Tickets: €13.00 per person

So if you’re looking for a great gig to see this November that will ensure an enjoyable night out, then make sure you check out some of these local acts when they’re in the area! If you hearts still yearning to hear more of the country’s hardest working musicians, check out these 8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now.

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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