6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This November
November 2, 2018 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

With Halloween just about done and dusted we’re already rolling our eyes at the thoughts of Christmas ads and crowded shops which are just around the corner. Fear not however because November at least promises some great gigs that you can pop into if you are in the capital this coming November! Whether its Rock or Electronic-Pop, as always we have you covered here at The Sharpe!

6) The Redneck Manifesto

First up we have Dublin Rockers The Redneck Manifesto. The band is a six-piece band was originally formed as a four-piece in 1998 by experienced musicians and the current members are Richie Egan, Mervyn Craig, Matthew Bolger, Niall Byrne, Neil O’Conner and Glenn Keating.

In the early days, the band started out doing small gigs and releases but their début album Thirtysixstrings gave them the recognition they needed with the album being named as ‘Irish Album of the Year’ in 2001 by Event Guide Dublin. Their first European headline tour then took place in 2002 and they also released an extended EP entitled Cut Your Heart Off from Your Head which received rave reviews.

The lads saw their music reach international waters in 2003, featuring in a number of BMX Video soundtracks which prompted their introduction to the US where they were invited to play at the South by South West music festival in Texas.

The band continued to make albums throughout the years and this year they celebrate their 20th anniversary. Their edgy sound can be likened to that of Delorentos and Aslan and their album I Am Brazil along with all of their work to date is available to stream on music platforms like Spotify now. Check out Vicar Street’s website for details of their upcoming performance.

When: Friday 8pm, November 30th

Where: Vicar Street, 24 Holles Street, Dublin 2

Tickets: TBA

5) Pillow Queens

One must-see gig on our list for this coming month is Indie-Punk power-house Pillow Queens. This four-piece group of feisty females were formed in the Autumn of 2016, meeting in a basketball court in a Dublin park and switched from playing basketball together to singing where the rest is history. Pam and Sarah take on the lead vocals and bass guitar while Cathy and Rachel also contribute their vocals along with the guitar and drums respectively.

pillow-queens

Within a few months the ladies released their EP entitled Calm Girls, a private joke regarding their shared anxious natures. Their EP made it onto the BBC 6music playlists where their tunes were heaped with praise and from summer 2017 onwards they were already touring around the UK and Ireland, performing at festivals such as the Dublin Quays festival. It has been onwards and upwards for the girls who have released their second EP this year entitled State of the State and they also opened for big artists such as US Future Islands and Pussy Riot also.

Pillow Queens’ music is not only fun but quite poignant; embracing girl-power, LGBT+ and highlighting some of the issues that women and girls are faced with. Their style is inspired by transatlantic artists such as Mitski but also by their own home-grown Irish roots as their sound and signature is typically Irish, with their accents refreshingly shining through also.

Check out their latest gig coming up in Whelan’s and their latest single Gay Girls released in October, 2018 is available on Spotify and iTunes now.

When: Saturday 8pm, November 24th

Where: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street Dublin

Tickets: €16.00

4) Dreaming of Jupiter

If a fantastic night out is written in the stars for November, you will no doubt find it at this Dublin Electro-Pop trio’s gig! Sam, Dave and Zoë first met in a music shop where the latter two worked and started writing tunes together for fun. Upon meeting Sam however, they realized that they had something special and decided to take it to the studio in 2016 where they experimented with a mixture of trad and electronic sounds.

In 2017 the group started to gig with their material, attending festivals like You Bloom and Bare in the Woods. Forging a sound that is not only multi-dimensional but multi-lingual, they are totally unique in their own way but can be compared to a mish mash of artists like Hozier and Rag n Bone Man with their Gospel style and also the edginess of bands like Future Islands and Churches.

Their début EP ‘Fading’ will be launched live this November and it deals with some very real and thought-provoking themes, drawing on different sounds and cultural settings. Their performance in The Button Factory will be accompanied by artist and NCAD graduate, Jessie Hopkins. More details on that can be found on The Button Factory website.

Other tracks on the band’s EP such as Let Me Down and Right Kind of Love are available to stream on Spotify now with their gripping track Solace due for release down the line.

When: Thursday 7.30pm, November 29th

Where: The Button Factory, 2 Curved Street, Dublin 2

Tickets: €12.50

3) Fields

Not to be confused with the Anglo-Icelandic band of the same name, this Field’s consists of Seán, Emmet, Killian, Des, Kevin and Luke who originally hail from Monaghan, Cavan and Longford. These lads are masters of the Alt-Rock genre and formed officially in 2016 whereupon they began writing songs together.

The group’s stand-out feature of their tunes is their ability to tell a story through song whilst producing some wicked electronic vibes along the way. They have been working hard building up their profile and just one month ago they revealed their single Get Worse sampled from their upcoming début album. The single deals with the struggle of questioning who you are and going through a time when everything seems unclear. Some Kids was also released recently and again is deeply rooted.

Their style is slick and effortless, mirroring that of Cold War Kids and The National. Be sure to look out for their latest track 22:22 which can be streamed on Spotify now and their album is due to be released in 2019. For more information check out Whelan’s Live.

When: Friday 8pm, November 16th

Where: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street Dublin

Tickets: €12.00

2) Camille O’Sullivan

Camille is one of those classic entities in music that you don’t find often nowadays and she dabbles mostly in Alt-Rock although she has a passion for theatrical music also. Camille started out as an architect who performed in clubs on the side. It was only after being involved in a near-fatal car accident that injured her badly in 1999 that she decided to finally follow her dreams and go for it. Camille succeeded in roles for major award-winning shows such as ‘La Clique’ and her talents took her around the world from New York to the West End and the Sydney Opera House.

Her talent lies in her ability to not only sing but tell a story and she often switches between perspectives to do this. In 2002 she released her début album entitled A Little Yearning and thereafter she recorded three live albums and performed in various huge theatrical performances such as Sweeney Todd in The Gate Theatre and Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece in the Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.

Camille has been nominated for and won many awards over the years including being nominated for the ‘Best Artist Melbourne Theatre Awards’ (2005), ‘Best Entertainment Olivier Award’ (2009), the ‘Best Irish Female Music Artist Award’ at the Irish Music Meteor Awards (2009) and many more.

Without question Camille could give some of her sensational rivals like Florence and the Machine or Lana del Rey a run for their money and if you want to explore some of Camille’s work before her performance in the Olympia, I recommend starting off with her 2012 album Changeling which can be found on iTunes. For more details on her upcoming shows see the official Dublin Concerts website.

When: Saturday 7pm, November 24th

Where: The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame St. Temple Bar, Dublin

Tickets: €29.00 – €34.50

1) Kevin Casey

Last week The Sharpe had the pleasure of interviewing Dublin singer-songwriter Kevin Casey who will headlining a gig at the Sound House on Friday, November 2nd with special guests Fade to Light and Oh Bryan. Check out the interview in full to hear about his recent tours and finding a new record label. Kevin specializes in Rock music and for over 12 years he has been active on the music scene, starting off with covers and small gigs and building his way up to full-scale original albums.

One of Kevin’s earlier tracks that earned him recognition was the poignant Jane and since then he has released many more, including The Bones of Mary last year, a gut-wrenching tune dedicated to his cousin whose young son tragically passed away to Mitochondrial disease with all proceeds being donated to the Lily Foundation, a UK charity that combat the disease. The track was delivered from his autobiographical album Story of My Life which was engineered by Grammy-Award winning New York music producer Joe La Porta who worked with the likes of Bon Jovi and The Foo Fighters.

As Kevin’s career in music continues to blossom, it has taken him across to the UK, USA and Germany where he has toured and performed with resounding success and which he plans to continue and expand upon. Now after the success of last year’s album Magnolia Road, Kevin has been signed to record label Flutter Tone and has plans to continue recording in 2019.

kevin-casey-2018

Kevin’s sleek synthetic Rock beats draws similarities with the likes of Aslan and Biffy Clyro and his album Magnolia Road and all its tracks are can be streamed on Soundcloud now. For details on the upcoming gig see Kevin’s Facebook Page.

When: Friday, 7.30pm, November 2nd

Where: The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Tickets: €8.00 – €10.00

Without a doubt we have a cracking line-up in Dublin this coming November so try and support all these Irish acts and give a listen to their tunes. No matter what your taste, there’s a gig for everyone this month so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

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6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This November
November 2, 2018 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

With Halloween just about done and dusted we’re already rolling our eyes at the thoughts of Christmas ads and crowded shops which are just around the corner. Fear not however because November at least promises some great gigs that you can pop into if you are in the capital this coming November! Whether its Rock or Electronic-Pop, as always we have you covered here at The Sharpe!

6) The Redneck Manifesto

First up we have Dublin Rockers The Redneck Manifesto. The band is a six-piece band was originally formed as a four-piece in 1998 by experienced musicians and the current members are Richie Egan, Mervyn Craig, Matthew Bolger, Niall Byrne, Neil O’Conner and Glenn Keating.

In the early days, the band started out doing small gigs and releases but their début album Thirtysixstrings gave them the recognition they needed with the album being named as ‘Irish Album of the Year’ in 2001 by Event Guide Dublin. Their first European headline tour then took place in 2002 and they also released an extended EP entitled Cut Your Heart Off from Your Head which received rave reviews.

The lads saw their music reach international waters in 2003, featuring in a number of BMX Video soundtracks which prompted their introduction to the US where they were invited to play at the South by South West music festival in Texas.

The band continued to make albums throughout the years and this year they celebrate their 20th anniversary. Their edgy sound can be likened to that of Delorentos and Aslan and their album I Am Brazil along with all of their work to date is available to stream on music platforms like Spotify now. Check out Vicar Street’s website for details of their upcoming performance.

When: Friday 8pm, November 30th

Where: Vicar Street, 24 Holles Street, Dublin 2

Tickets: TBA

5) Pillow Queens

One must-see gig on our list for this coming month is Indie-Punk power-house Pillow Queens. This four-piece group of feisty females were formed in the Autumn of 2016, meeting in a basketball court in a Dublin park and switched from playing basketball together to singing where the rest is history. Pam and Sarah take on the lead vocals and bass guitar while Cathy and Rachel also contribute their vocals along with the guitar and drums respectively.

pillow-queens

Within a few months the ladies released their EP entitled Calm Girls, a private joke regarding their shared anxious natures. Their EP made it onto the BBC 6music playlists where their tunes were heaped with praise and from summer 2017 onwards they were already touring around the UK and Ireland, performing at festivals such as the Dublin Quays festival. It has been onwards and upwards for the girls who have released their second EP this year entitled State of the State and they also opened for big artists such as US Future Islands and Pussy Riot also.

Pillow Queens’ music is not only fun but quite poignant; embracing girl-power, LGBT+ and highlighting some of the issues that women and girls are faced with. Their style is inspired by transatlantic artists such as Mitski but also by their own home-grown Irish roots as their sound and signature is typically Irish, with their accents refreshingly shining through also.

Check out their latest gig coming up in Whelan’s and their latest single Gay Girls released in October, 2018 is available on Spotify and iTunes now.

When: Saturday 8pm, November 24th

Where: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street Dublin

Tickets: €16.00

4) Dreaming of Jupiter

If a fantastic night out is written in the stars for November, you will no doubt find it at this Dublin Electro-Pop trio’s gig! Sam, Dave and Zoë first met in a music shop where the latter two worked and started writing tunes together for fun. Upon meeting Sam however, they realized that they had something special and decided to take it to the studio in 2016 where they experimented with a mixture of trad and electronic sounds.

In 2017 the group started to gig with their material, attending festivals like You Bloom and Bare in the Woods. Forging a sound that is not only multi-dimensional but multi-lingual, they are totally unique in their own way but can be compared to a mish mash of artists like Hozier and Rag n Bone Man with their Gospel style and also the edginess of bands like Future Islands and Churches.

Their début EP ‘Fading’ will be launched live this November and it deals with some very real and thought-provoking themes, drawing on different sounds and cultural settings. Their performance in The Button Factory will be accompanied by artist and NCAD graduate, Jessie Hopkins. More details on that can be found on The Button Factory website.

Other tracks on the band’s EP such as Let Me Down and Right Kind of Love are available to stream on Spotify now with their gripping track Solace due for release down the line.

When: Thursday 7.30pm, November 29th

Where: The Button Factory, 2 Curved Street, Dublin 2

Tickets: €12.50

3) Fields

Not to be confused with the Anglo-Icelandic band of the same name, this Field’s consists of Seán, Emmet, Killian, Des, Kevin and Luke who originally hail from Monaghan, Cavan and Longford. These lads are masters of the Alt-Rock genre and formed officially in 2016 whereupon they began writing songs together.

The group’s stand-out feature of their tunes is their ability to tell a story through song whilst producing some wicked electronic vibes along the way. They have been working hard building up their profile and just one month ago they revealed their single Get Worse sampled from their upcoming début album. The single deals with the struggle of questioning who you are and going through a time when everything seems unclear. Some Kids was also released recently and again is deeply rooted.

Their style is slick and effortless, mirroring that of Cold War Kids and The National. Be sure to look out for their latest track 22:22 which can be streamed on Spotify now and their album is due to be released in 2019. For more information check out Whelan’s Live.

When: Friday 8pm, November 16th

Where: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street Dublin

Tickets: €12.00

2) Camille O’Sullivan

Camille is one of those classic entities in music that you don’t find often nowadays and she dabbles mostly in Alt-Rock although she has a passion for theatrical music also. Camille started out as an architect who performed in clubs on the side. It was only after being involved in a near-fatal car accident that injured her badly in 1999 that she decided to finally follow her dreams and go for it. Camille succeeded in roles for major award-winning shows such as ‘La Clique’ and her talents took her around the world from New York to the West End and the Sydney Opera House.

Her talent lies in her ability to not only sing but tell a story and she often switches between perspectives to do this. In 2002 she released her début album entitled A Little Yearning and thereafter she recorded three live albums and performed in various huge theatrical performances such as Sweeney Todd in The Gate Theatre and Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece in the Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.

Camille has been nominated for and won many awards over the years including being nominated for the ‘Best Artist Melbourne Theatre Awards’ (2005), ‘Best Entertainment Olivier Award’ (2009), the ‘Best Irish Female Music Artist Award’ at the Irish Music Meteor Awards (2009) and many more.

Without question Camille could give some of her sensational rivals like Florence and the Machine or Lana del Rey a run for their money and if you want to explore some of Camille’s work before her performance in the Olympia, I recommend starting off with her 2012 album Changeling which can be found on iTunes. For more details on her upcoming shows see the official Dublin Concerts website.

When: Saturday 7pm, November 24th

Where: The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame St. Temple Bar, Dublin

Tickets: €29.00 – €34.50

1) Kevin Casey

Last week The Sharpe had the pleasure of interviewing Dublin singer-songwriter Kevin Casey who will headlining a gig at the Sound House on Friday, November 2nd with special guests Fade to Light and Oh Bryan. Check out the interview in full to hear about his recent tours and finding a new record label. Kevin specializes in Rock music and for over 12 years he has been active on the music scene, starting off with covers and small gigs and building his way up to full-scale original albums.

One of Kevin’s earlier tracks that earned him recognition was the poignant Jane and since then he has released many more, including The Bones of Mary last year, a gut-wrenching tune dedicated to his cousin whose young son tragically passed away to Mitochondrial disease with all proceeds being donated to the Lily Foundation, a UK charity that combat the disease. The track was delivered from his autobiographical album Story of My Life which was engineered by Grammy-Award winning New York music producer Joe La Porta who worked with the likes of Bon Jovi and The Foo Fighters.

As Kevin’s career in music continues to blossom, it has taken him across to the UK, USA and Germany where he has toured and performed with resounding success and which he plans to continue and expand upon. Now after the success of last year’s album Magnolia Road, Kevin has been signed to record label Flutter Tone and has plans to continue recording in 2019.

kevin-casey-2018

Kevin’s sleek synthetic Rock beats draws similarities with the likes of Aslan and Biffy Clyro and his album Magnolia Road and all its tracks are can be streamed on Soundcloud now. For details on the upcoming gig see Kevin’s Facebook Page.

When: Friday, 7.30pm, November 2nd

Where: The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Tickets: €8.00 – €10.00

Without a doubt we have a cracking line-up in Dublin this coming November so try and support all these Irish acts and give a listen to their tunes. No matter what your taste, there’s a gig for everyone this month so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

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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