What’s the craic for the weekend: 20.10

Whether you wanna dance, enjoy some live music, arts or food, there’s something for you to do this weekend! Check out what’s on in town and have fun!


Bad Soup Launch Party!


If you haven’t decided if you’re in the mood for dancing, enjoying some live music or going to an arts event this weekend, how about a party with all this together? This Saturday the Grand Social is hosting the Bad Soup Party. This is a Dublin based music and arts collective that aims to bring attention to the high level of creativity and talent found in Ireland. Line up includes Vernon Jane, Le Boom, Other Creatures, Tribal Dance, Alex Smyth, Infinite Blue, Long Island Sound, Brian Lincoln & Ross Kelly, Bryan Mooney, Colm Brophy and Charlie Garrett. There will also be an exhibition of young artists showcasing their work.

Main (Live Music):

Vernon Jane (Psychedelic Jance/ Psyjance)

LE BOOM (Live Electronic Dance)

Other Creatures (Alternative/Indie)

Tribal Dance (Progressive Post Punk/Math Rock)

Alex Smyth (Instrumental/Atmospheric/Ambient)

Infinite Blue (Chorus soaked Disco Rock)

Dessert (DJs): Long Island Sound / Brian Lincoln b2b Ross Kelly / Bryan Mooney / Colm Brophy / Charlie Garrett

Friday (21.10) – 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €8 – Book here  – Free entry into Wah Wah Club at 11pm in the Grand Social to keep the party going!

The Grand Social – 35 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1


Adam Beyer [Drumcode] – At Button Factory


Good choice to go and dance like there’s no tomorrow! This Friday Drumcode is back at the Button Factory and even though the tickets online are sold out you can get them at door if you go early.

Drumcode Records is a Swedish tech house label managed by Adam Beyer. The label was founded in 1996 and has enjoyed a streak of success in its releases, talent scouting, radio efforts, and general international label camaraderie ever since.

If you’re still reading this post then you probably know who I’m talking about.

Check out some of the Drumcode’s tunes here

Support from Jack Dunne

Friday (21.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €25 –  50 Tickets available on the door (tickets online are sold out) – Tickets on the door might be more expensive.

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Kelly-Anne Byrne – At The Academy


If all you’re looking for this Friday is a cool party with good music to keep you moving the whole night long, check it out! This very special guest Kelly-Anne Byrne (Support by Ciara Brady) plays in the Little Disco takeover at the new Neon Neon club night in The Academy Dublin. DJ James Hannan and Danny Walsh play floor-filler classics and hip hop in the other rooms.

Kelly-Anne is one of the most respected disco and house DJs in the city – has shared bills with some of the biggest names in the business, is fresh from multiple show stopping sets at Electric Picnic, DJs for Heineken Sound Atlas and has her own (recently award nominated) show on Today FM.

Check out the Kelly-Anne’s music here

Support by Ciara Brady (DJ resident) –  Disco, Funk, Groove, House

For more details of the party check Facebook event

Friday (21.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €7 on the door / €5 cheaplist or app.

Academy Club Nights – 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin

Lumo 1st Birthday: Claire Beck, Le Boom, Cinema, Kim Keating


This Saturday Lumo is celebrating their first year and they’re doing it in style. The special guests for the night are Today FM/TXFM DJ Claire Beck, a Hard Working Class Heroes electronic pop highlight LE BOOM, up and coming electronic act Cinema (live) and Workshop Cork resident Kim Keating. The venue will be breaking out of their regular room in Tengu to bring you the party over two floors.

Lumo is a house party in a club vibe with no restrictions on genre. Lumo is a club for dancing and features an excellent sound system, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curve balls.

Check out the Lumo Club Spotify playlist.

Saturday (22.10) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €10 (tickets on the door might be more expensive)

Lumo Club – Tengu, Yamamori, Ormond Quay, Dublin (back entrance)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – At District 8

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

After an incredible set at last year’s closing party, Hidden Agenda couldn’t turn down the opportunity to bring TEED back to District 8! Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is a British electronic music producer, DJ and singer based in London who makes music at the central point between pop, electro, house and melodic, tuff rave. His debut album ‘Trouble’ is just more proof that TEED’s Orlando Higginbottom is one of the most fascinating, brilliant and musically kaleidoscopic artists in the the electronic music scene at the moment.

Check out TEED’s music here

Support from DJ Deece

Saturday (22.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets:  €18 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Psychedelic Gaff #6 Masked Ball – Pre Halloween Party


Masked Ball and Psychedelic Trance in the same party! How does that sound?

Turks Head is hosting a pre halloween party this Saturday and is inviting you to put on your mask and enjoy a psychedelic night.


Line up:

➨ SELECTIVE MOOD Live (Damaru Rec / Maniac Psycho Pro) – AUT https://soundcloud.com/selectivemood

➨ Svess (Mosaico Records) – UK https://soundcloud.com/dj-svess

➨ Organic Joy (Psychedelic Gaff) – BRA — SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SET https://soundcloud.com/organicjoy

➨ Pinto (Oggy Club) – CRO https://soundcloud.com/pinto0107

➨ JuliosMap (Psychedelic Gaff / Oggy Club) – BRA https://soundcloud.com/juliosmap

Saturday (22.10) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €10 before 10pm,  €12 after (at the door)

Turks Head (Night Club) – 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2


The Young Folk


The Young Folk will play The Academy in Dublin this Friday. Singer/songwriters of exceptional talent and radio-friendly, nostalgic indie rock, The Young Folk are a band hotly tipped as one of the most exciting new musical groups to come out of Ireland. Led by Anthony Furey, the trio, completed by Paul Butler and Tony McLoughlin are often joined for most of their live shows by musicians Alex Borwick and Patrick Hopkins.

Their new studio album, First Sign of Morning, is a collection of personal journeys through each of the members’ lives – their memories, relationships and values – and their commitment to the deeply Irish tradition of storytelling is evident on each beautiful track.

Friday (21.10) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €17.50 Book here

The Academy – 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Sleaford Mods – At Vicar Street 


Sleaford Mods announce an autumn tour including dates for Dublin at Vicar St this Thursday and Belfast at the Mandela Hall on Friday.

Jason Williamson says about the upcoming tour “After a bit of a rest (sort of) the Sleaford mean machine once again rattles around the UK & Ireland, if you fancy it. No gimmicks”

Nottingham’s favorite, or least – depending on your politics, sons are back after a short hiatus on the back of last year’s breakthrough “Key Markets” album. The duo’s third ‘proper’ album was released in June 2015 to great critical acclaim and raised the band to more prominence than ever before with them touching the Top Ten Album charts.

The duo’s first performance was at an event curated by Nottingham’s Rammel Club and over that weekend a working relationship with abstract-punk label Harbinger Sound was formed. A relationship which went on to produce the three groundbreaking albums that have gained Sleaford Mods a large dedicated fan base on both the national and international stage.

Sleaford Mods are Jason Williamson (words) & Andrew Fearn (Music)

Thursday (20.10) – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €25.75 Book here

Vicar Street – 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 2

Alien Ant Farm & HedPe & Sumo Cyco & Kaleido – Voodoo Lounge


California rockers Alien Ant Farm come to Voodoo Lounge Dublin this Saturday playing their ‘Anthology’ album in full plus other favourites. Special guests will be Hed PE, Sumo Cyco & Kaleido.

Formed in Huntington Beach, California in the mid 90’s, HED P.E. cross pollinated elements of hip-hop and metal even branding their style of music as “G-Punk” a fusion of punk rock and “gansta” rap. After releasing three albums on Jive Records, Hed PE left the label to record independently, eventually signing with Suburban Noize Records in 2006. Since 2006, the band has become known for its involvement in the 9/11 Truth movement, referencing it in many of their song lyrics and concerts as well as the concept of the album ‘New World Orphans’. To date they have released nine studio albums, one live album and two compilation albums.

Joining this package will be Canadian alt / pop / metal band SUMO CYCO who formed in 2011 and have already been on tour with the likes of Mushroomhead and completed the Warped Tour.

Finally, Detroit’s Kaleido will be completing the bill. With a self proclaimed sound that is described as “Guns N’ Roses meets No Doubt”, Kaleido will be bringing their A-game for their debut show in Ireland.

Saturday (22.10) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: €25 – Book here

Voodoo Lounge – 40 Arran Quay, Dublin


HELL & BACK At Night


Are you Afraid of the Dark?! Looking for an exhilarating new H&B experience?! Then join the HELL & BACK At Night this Saturday in Tattersalls Country House, Rathoath, Co Meath, just 30 mins from Dublin, and attempt to make it thru’ HELL & BACK… under the cover of darkness!

HELL & BACK @ Night will take place in the stunning Tattersalls Country House, a location famous for its annual Horse Trials and Country Fair. Located just over the Dublin border in Co Meath, Tattersalls Country House is a mere 15 min drive from the M50 turnoff at Blanchardstown or a 7 min shuttle bus ride from M3 Parkway Train Station.

Tattersalls Country House is a unique HELL & BACK venue as it comes with ready-made changing facilities, showers, parking…and best of all, a fully licensed late night bar, offering you the opportunity to kick back and chill out with a pint after your nightmarish ordeal!

While the course itself is relatively flat, the darkness now becomes your greatest challenge. With only a head torch to illuminate your path, and 5km of natural and man-made obstacles to negotiate your way over, under, around and through, our award-winning course designers will make sure your HELL & BACK @ Night adventure is a genuine early Halloween nightmare!

Start Times: 18:30-20:15. Waves start every 15 minutes – and you can choose your preferred start time when you register.

Course Closes at 22:00. Last Wave has 1hr 45mins to finish.

For further details pleae check out Facebook event

Saturday (22.10) – 6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Tickets: from €51 Book here 

Tattersalls Ireland – Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath A85 VY48

Evolve Paint Jam #6 – Street Art & Graffiti Event


Do you like graffiti? So do I! This is the 6th round of celebrating Irish based street art and graffiti. Go down to the Bernard Shaw this Sunday and find urban art, DJs soundtracking the day, good food, good vibes and fun all day.

Event supported by The Bernard Shaw, All-City Dublin, and MTN.

Sunday (23.10) – from 2:00 pm

Free entry

The Bernard Shaw – 11 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2


5th Sagra dell’ Arrosticino , The Italian Food Festival


Who doesn’t love Italian food? The Bernard Shaw is hosting an Italian Food Festival this Saturday to celebrate its 10 years. Expect to find a food market, vintage clothes, arts & crafts, wine, cocktails, beer, coffee, sweets, live music, Dj and more.

Saturday (22.10) – 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free entry

The Bernard Shaw – 11 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2


Lingo: A Spoken Word Festival


LINGO is a spoken word festival, the first of its kind in Ireland. Their vision is to be a dynamic and inclusive celebration of words and living language that will present the exciting underground Spoken Word scene to a broad audience and develop new spoken word artists.

Spoken word is all about having a voice. This year Lingo decided to ask: What are we using it for? They wanted to look more closely at what voice can mean for the world more broadly. How can art – specifically, this kind of art– be used for transformation? When campaigners shout in protests, they shout in rhyme. We wanted to explore what role spoken word has to play. How can we amplify voices calling for change? What should they say? YOUR VOICE!

What Lingo hopes to offer you is a chance to experience the brilliance of Irish spoken word, and that you’ll come away inspired. They are featuring spoken word artists from around the world –luminaries from the United States, United Kingdom, beyond, alongside some of the most talented Irish spoken word poets breathing air. From American legend Sage Francis to Palestinian star Rafeef Ziadah, to Blind Boy and Panti Bliss, to Sarah Clancy, our Poet Laureate, to All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champions, from hip-hop to charity events to workshops to youth programmes and world premieres of new work: they have something for everyone. 

Throughout the weekend, Lingo will be exploring how art can be used to affect change. The talent of artists in Ireland continues to be an enduring national resource.

If you’re interested please check out their full programme

Friday (21.10) to Sunday (23.10)


Ranelagh Village Food & Craft Market

Ranelagh Market

Here’s my market suggestion of the week. The Ranelagh Village Food Market features an indoor gourmet food hall, separate arts and crafts section and hot food cabins set in two landscaped garden areas. The market also features a heated patio area to the rear allowing customers some time to sit, relax and take in the warm market atmosphere. Car parking for up to 60 cars is available and a children’s playground will help keep the younger visitors occupied.

The Ranelagh Village Food Market promises a world filled with flavours, aromas, and textures of the finest foods, wines and ingredients from around the world. Their aim is to provide the widest selection, quality and freshness, all at excellent prices.

Saturdays/Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ranelagh Dublin 6, opposite the Ranelagh Luas station



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