What’s the craic for the weekend: 08.12

There’s a lot going on in the city this weekend. Don’t miss out! Check it out.


The Coronas


The Irish rock band The Coronas will be playing at The Olympia Theatre this weekend.

The band release their music through their own independent record label, 3ú Records. They have released four studio albums, Heroes or Ghosts (2007), Tony Was an Ex-Con (2009), Closer to You (2011) & The Long Way (2014). The first album brought them widespread popular acclaim with songs such as, Heroes or Ghosts and San Diego SongTony Was an Ex-Con received Best Irish Album at the 2010 Meteor Awards, beating Snow Patrol’s Up To Now and U2’s No Line on the Horizon among others. Closer to You was released in 2011, and was the band’s first UK release, later in 2012. The Coronas’ latest album The Long Way went platinum after it’s release in November 2014.

Historically, The Coronas are a sell out everywhere they play from Dublin’s 13,000-capacity 3Arena to an open air concert at Royal Hospital Kilmainham and they have supported the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink on a full UK tour.

A limited run of 500 individually numbered 12” vinyls of The Long Way are available exclusively here

Check out The Corona’s music here

If you like these guys check out where you can still find tickets!

Friday (09.12) Saturday (10.12) & Sunday (11.12) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: Find people reselling tickets on this Facebook page and on seatwave – tickets on ticketmaster are sold now.

Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Placebo  – At 3Arena


Placebo celebrates their 20th anniversary with a world tour and this Saturday the English alternative rock band are coming to Dublin. The band promise a set list spanning their whole back catalogue.

Placebo are known for their androgynous image and musical content. To date, they have released seven studio albums, all of which have reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom, and have sold around 11 million records worldwide.

Check out some of the their tunes here.

SPOTIFY: http://bit.ly/22gSxz5

There are still tickets available so be fast!

Saturday (10.12) – 6:30 pm

Tickets: €56.60 (fees included) Book here

3Arena – North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Strypes


The Strypes will be performing at Formed by four friends in Cavan, Ireland. Inspired by artists such as Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and the early Rolling Stones, The Strypes have been gigging around the pubs, clubs and festivals of Ireland, England and Europe since June 2011 playing a no nonsense set of “speed blues”, mixing reworkings of rhythm and blues classics with their originals. In April 2012 they released a 4-track EP, “Young, Gifted & Blue” which hit no. 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. Elton John, Jeff Beck, Paul Weller and Dave Grohl are all known fans of the band. In 2015 their album ‘Little Victories’ reached number one.

Thursday (08.12) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: €33.75 (fees included) Book here

Olympia Theatre – 73 Dame Street,  Dublin 2

 Gavin James


Gavin James is performing at 3Arena this Friday. The Irish singer-songwriter released his eagerly-anticipated debut album, ‘Bitter Pill’ on March 11th 2016 – having already gone Top 5, been certified Platinum and winner of Choice Music Prize’s ‘Song of the Year’ in his native Ireland in 2013 and 2016.

2015 was a bit of a blur for Gavin James. He lost count of how many gigs he played, couldn’t say how many countries he visited and hasn’t a clue how few days off he got.

The highlights, however, he will never forget. Supporting friend and fan Ed Sheeran for two nights, spending the summer supporting Sam Smith in the States and opening for Taylor Swift in Hyde Park were among them. There was sizzling on stage at a sun-soaked Red Rocks, a concert in South Carolina where the size of the crowd scared him and selling out his debut New York show at Mercury Lounge.

Listen to Gavin James’ music here!

Friday (09.12) – 6:30 pm

Tickets: €38.80 (fees included) Book here

3Arena – North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Open Mic Night


How about singing with some other inspiring artists this weekend? There will be an open mic this Sunday at the International Bar. This time they will have JyellowLheadlining the OPEN MIC night. He will be joined by a dope selection of local RnB and Hip Hop artists. They will also be welcoming the talented LaGracia who have just signed their first publishing deal for their song “Don’t You Ever Leave”.

The floor will be open for anyone who wants to drop some bars, sing a song or just jam.

Live performances from:

JyellowL – young up and coming hip-hop pioneer

LaGracia – soul / RnB group performing with a live band

Skxvngr – freestyle extraordinaire and SOD staple

VJ Jackson – smooth RnB vocalist

AzmA – hard hitting lyricist on a mission to prove himself

Sunday (11.12) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €5 Book here

The International Bar, Dublin – 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2


Mr. G [Live] & Jeremy Underground – At District 8


A tantalising double bill for fans of House & Techno. Colin McBean aka Mr.G knows how to work those music machines and release hi-octane dance floor funk to the floor. And behind the decks MLIU main man Jeremy Underground does exactly the same. For these guys whether it’s House or Techno they will always produce funk fueled music from their souls to your soul.

Friday (09.12) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €18 / €20   Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Andhim – At Button Factory


The dynamic German duo Andhim will play their house music within the walls of the Button Factory this Friday. Deep Blue (Cork) and the billing one of Paradox’s dynamic duo’s Long Island Sound will be support on the night.

Listen to Andhim’s music here!


Long Island Sound 23:00 – 00:00

Deep Blue Sessions 00:00 – 01:00

Andhim 01:00 – 03:30

Friday (09.12) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €16.90 Book here

For cheaplist comment ‘Andhim at Button Factory’ in the Facebook event & tag 2 friends

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Futurism LIVE  -At Sin Dublin


Futurism will be at SIN this Friday. Futurism is a house music collective dedicated to providing the best sounds & live sets from the latest up & coming artists in the house genre. Genres include: deep, future, chill, tropical and minimal house.

Their huge following on YouTube will allow you to see what ‘The Future Of Sound’ is all about.

Check out Futurism Youtube channel

Music on the night, expect to hear:

Stephen Murphy – https://youtu.be/Dlk14XnaOUY  / Pidge Mitchell – https://youtu.be/9pzCEVeKeuc / Beave – https://youtu.be/ZgRo42EQ9F4

Friday (09.12) – 10:30 pm

Tickets: €10 online or €15 at the door   Book here

50 bands will be available on the Night, 50€ gets your entry and your drinks all evening.

Comment ‘FUTURISM’ on the Facebook event, they will pick 2 winners on Friday 9th December at 5pm. Each will receive a unlimited drink band that covers all drinks all night and entrance.

SIN NIGHTCLUB – 17-19 Sycamore Street, Dublin 2

Greg Wilson at Wigwam


If you are up for just dancing and forgetting about the world this Friday, then check this out! The electro and disco legend Greg Wilson will be playing at Wigwam. Greg Wilson is an English DJ and producer associated with both the early 80’s electro scene in Manchester and the current disco / re-edit movement.

Greg began DJing in 1975 and is regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene. He enjoyed hugely popular residencies in the early eightiesat Wigan Pier and Manchester’s majorly influential Legend. He was a pioneer of mixing in the UK and in 1983 he became the first ‘dance music’ DJ hired for a regular weekly session at Manchester’s now legendary Hacienda club. Greg was instrumental in breaking the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York, a sound he has dubbed ‘Electro-Funk’.

Listen to some of Greg’s tunes here!

Friday (09.12) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets:  €18 Book here

Wigwam – 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Klingande at The Wright Venue


Looking for some very good house music this weekend? If so, you can not miss Klingande this Saturday at the Wright venue! Klingande is a French DJ and tropical house producer with a prominent use of the piano and the saxophone.

Champion of the melodic house genre, Klingande, has been breathing new life into the electronic music world with his impeccable productions and uplifting sound, cementing his reputation as one of the most refreshing and original producers around today. A welcome departure from the big room house sound that has been dominating the scene of late, Klingande’s sublime melodies have earned him recognition from industry heavyweights Kygo, Bakermat, Robin Schulz and Klangkarussel to name just a few.

Listen to some of the amazing Klingande’s tunes:

Klingande – Jubel – https://youtu.be/b6vSf0cA9qY

Klingande – Losing U feat. Daylight – https://youtu.be/UVaU0zPCqF0

Klingande – Punga – https://youtu.be/JfvBbI8qyEQ

Support: James Hannan

Penthouse: Funkybox + Guests (all night long) – Purple Room: Justin Reilly

Saturday (10.12) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €22 / Penthouse – Funkybox (Over 23s) €15 –   Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords, Co. Dublin

Masta Ace (Live) & Lord Finesse DJ set – At Voodoo Lounge


How about a hip hop night? Masta Ace (Live) & Lord Finesse (DJ Set) will be at Voodoo Lounge this Saturday!

Masta Ace is an American rapper and record producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn. He appeared on the classic 1988 Juice Crew posse cut “The Symphony“. He is noted for his distinct voice and rapping proficiency and has influenced several MCs, including Eminem. 15 years since his last appearance in Ireland, Ace can’t wait to perform his catalogue of classics!

Lord Finesse is a hip-hop artist and producer from The Bronx, New York. Best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. crew, About.com ranked him number 29 on its list of the Top-50 Hip-Hop Producers.

Check out some of their tunes:

Masta Ace soundcloud

Lord Finesse soundcloud

Saturday (10.12) – 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets: €24.50  Book here

Voodoo Lounge Dublin – 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Ivan Smagghe – At Pygmalion


France’s most wanted radio host and selector, Ivan Smagghe stands at the crossroads between glamorous parisian hype and musical integrity.

His genre defining production work originally in Black Strobe and now in It’s A Fine Line (who have recently finished Battant’s second LP, As I Ride with No Horse) has connected him to and garnered the praise of James Murphy, Trevor Jackson, Ata, Optimo and the aforementioned Weatherall, amongst others. All fellow crusaders in the fight to prove that electronic music can be so much more than a one dimensional soundtrack for a night on the lash.

The success of his musical blog ‘a few things from Ivan Smagghe’ has generated a compilation series of edits for Paris uber-fashion store Colette. The first volume sold out in a couple of weeks. His project with Tim Paris, It’s A Fine Line, has already put out numerous remixes (from Superpitcher to the XX) and releases that can’t be pigeonholed.

Check out Ivan Smagghe’s music here!

Support: Mark Lawless, James Rogers

Saturday (10.12) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets:€10  Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin

Telephones & Sim Simma Christmas Party at Yamamori Tengu


If you’re looking for a party to go and dance to this weekend, Yamamori Tengu is a good option for you. This Saturday Telephones & Sim Simma Christmas Party is happening at the venue.

This is an intimate club where Sim Simma will be playing all night long. Sim Simma is a social club, travelling party and DJ crew based in Dublin. Broad selections of Caribbean, African, Latin, Grime – and an equal focus on early vibes with Reggae Yoga and Dancehall Dancing – gives Sim Simma a unique, open atmosphere.

DOWNSTAIRS: Al Murphy, Pear, Jomalou Telephones

Telephones is organized by the lads behind Discotekken and The Locals!

It sounds like a good night!

Saturday (10.12) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets:  €10  Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

GET BUSY \ The Gallery \ Hangar


GET BUSY take over the Gallery in Hangar for the best in tech house and minimal techno!

Line Up:

Josh Green b2b Eric Brown – Karl Keogh – Graham Doyle

Main Room: Strictly Deep present Eli Escobar and Boots & Kats

Pablo Discobar – Shed Sessions

Eli Escobar mixes funk, disco, soulful & deep house together to bring any party wherever he wants it to go. His recent album on Derrick Carter & Luke Solomun’s Classic Music Company received huge acclaim and appearances with Defected and his recent Essential Mix recorded live at Output NYC has seen his name on everyone’s lips.

Support comes from Boots & Kats.

Eli Escobar’s hits:




Gershon Jackson – Take it easy (Eli Escobar remix)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-A3BRjkn-I

Saturday (10.12) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin


Poetry Ireland Pop-up Christmas Shop


Poetry Ireland has teamed up with its D1 neighbours to create a pop-up Christmas shop at No. 11 Parnell Square. Expect an Aladdin’s Cave of literary-leaning gifts and creative goodies from leading Irish publishers, theatres, designers, photographers and musicians. There’ll also be mulled wine and festive treats to nibble on while you browse. So come along, escape the hordes and support local artists this Christmas.

Live music from Lisa Lambe on Saturday, 1pm

The gift selection will include gorgeous publications, gift memberships and subscriptions, art and photographic prints, Christmas cards and albums from Poetry Ireland, Children’s Books Ireland, Irish Writers Centre, Irish Heritage Trust, Irish Pages, The Landmark Trust, Abbey Theatre, The Ark, Arlen House, Banshee, Blackstaff Press, Niamh Flanagan, The Gallery Press, Gate Theatre, Gorse, Little Island, Lisa Lambe, The O’Brien Press, Paula McGloin, The Moth, Hugh O’Conor, Peter Scroope, The Stinging Fly, Yoko Akino, Lisa Wier and many more.

Thursday (08.12), Friday (09.12) & Saturday (10.12) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Free admission

Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1

Bad Sunday/ Incensed


This December Black Box to Red Carpet Theatre Company invite you to not one but two plays! “Bad Sunday” by Dublin writer Mark Wale and our first self penned feature “Incensed”!

“Bad Sunday”: Mark Wale’s comedy about a Sunday drive gone awry and takes the audience on a riotous journey from Phibsboro to Howth Head. Join this lovably dysfunctional Dublin family as they attempt to enjoy a sunny day in August in Da’s newly acquired loan of 1966 Ford Zephyr! Crammed into the car together, this family and the audience will revel in shock, awe and hilarity as truths are revealed and the journey takes some raucous twists and turns. The play cleverly combines the gritty realism of everyday life with a theatrical style inspired by Commedia dell’arte, Clowning and Buffonery making it a highly energetic piece with a cast of characters that are as relatable as they are outrageous.

“Incensed”: Three women attend one man’s funeral but who are they and how did they know him? What connects them? A roundabout series of dubious circumstances involving a tangle with a wild deer, a mysterious sum of €5,000 and a string of lovers that stretches from here to blessed Sunday. Who will be the first to reveal themselves under the watchful eye of God? Or worse, Susie O’Farrrell Henderson? A newly devised one act play by Black Box to Red Carpet Theatre Company, based on an original idea by John Delaney, written by Christopher Hayes and Caroline Montgomery.

Thursday (08.12) to Saturday (10.12) – 8:00 pm

(Matinee on Sat 10th at 3pm!)

Tickets €15 – €12 concession – Matinee ticktets €12 – €10 concession – Book here

Smock Alley Theatre – Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8



BIG THE MUSICAL, the heart-warming and hilarious Broadway show based on the classic movie starring Tom Hanks comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for its European premiere season.

This spectacular production tells the story of Josh Baskin, a twelve year old boy who hates being little. That is until one night at the carnival the mysterious Zoltar machine grants his wish to be big. Trapped in an adult’s body and alone in New York, he innocently tries to find his way around a grown-up world where it’s all work and no play. But while everyone around him tries to act their age, Josh just can’t help being himself. Maybe he can teach the real adults a thing or two…

Leading an all-star cast, Jay McGuiness (The Wanted singer and Strictly Come Dancing champion) will be joined by Diana Vickers as Susan Lawrence and Gary Wilmot as George MacMillan with The Hoosiers star Irwin Sparkes as Paul.

Featuring songs by David Shire and Richard Maltby. Book by John Wiedman. Direction & choreography by Morgan Young

BIG. The show for the big kid in all of us.

Wednesday (07.12) to Wednesday (14.12)

Tickets: €15 – €65 Book here

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – 11 Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2


Dublin Flea Christmas Market 2016


Dublin Flea Christmas Market is back again indoors at The Point Village shopping centre. Over 100 stalls selling: Irish contemporary design, traditional hand-made craft, art, books, antiques, collectibles, retro, vintage, furniture, clothes, jewellery, cosmetics, food, music – all genuinely unique and personable gifts and stocking fillers.

In addition to all the usual Dublin Flea bargains and rummaging there will be an injection of local craft and design focused stalls bringing you the most unique selection of handmade gifts one can find under one roof for Christmas.

There will also be music, food stalls and coffee to keep you fueled.

Check out the website for more information, featured stall holders and directions to the venue.

Friday (09.12) – 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday (10.12) – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday (11.12) – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Point Village – East Wall Road, Dublin 1

Fusion Sundays -World Christmas Market


Celebrate Christmas around the world at the Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market this weekend.

It will be a great opportunity to taste delicious christmassy food, purchase unique artisan presents and join in the jolly atmosphere of traditions from around the globe.

Fusion Sundays is not just another Christmas Market but an authentic culture-clash of international stalls, pop-up workshops and live performances.

You may find some Christmas presents there!

Sunday (11.12) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission and free parking

The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8




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