What’s the craic for the weekend: 19.01

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Mall Grab (3 hour set) – At The Button Factory


Get ready for Mall Grab! The young Australian DJ is bringing the best of the electronic music to the Button Factory this Saturday, a 3 hour set that will keep you moving for the whole night.

Mall Grab’music has been described as “mildly celestial ‘hella stoned’ introspections that pay homage to old Three 6 Mafia mix tapes as much as more recent astral experiences in house and techno.” and “a surefire purveyor of leg-stretching, dusty house material”.

Listen to Mall Grab’s music here!

Line up: Mall Grab / Jack Thompson / Long Island Sound

Saturday (21.01) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €20 Book here (same price on the door)

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Paula Temple & Rebekah – At District 8


How about kicking off your weekend on a techno night with Rebekah and the special guest Paula Temple, side by side at District 8?

Temple has been DJing for two decades, and spent the early years of her career as a vinyl DJ (you can still hear some of those sets online), but she’s since adopted a singular angle on digital DJing. Using Ableton and controllers, she layers clips and self-made edits with cunning precision, building powerful, high-energy soundscapes that whip dance floors into a frenzy.

Celebrating 20 years since she first stood behind the turntables, Rebekah has established herself as one of the leading exponents of techno currently operating on the global circuit. Her love affair with the harder sounds stretches back to the legendary Que Club in her hometown of Birmingham where she drew influence from the likes of Dave Clarke, Derrick Carter, Richie Hawtin and Billy Nasty.

Support: Cailín [Subject/D8]

Expect a raw vibe and a focus on fresh upfront Techno.

Listen to Paula Temple’s tunes here – Check out Rebekah’ music here

Friday (20.01) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Pig&Dan – At The Button Factory


This Friday The Button Factory is receiving the duo Pig&Dan who will make you move with their great techno, tech house and deep house music.

For more than a Decade Pig&Dan have been jamming in the studio and producing musical adventures that hold their signature sound. Apart from their work as producers they’ve been traveling the globe as Peak time DJ’s and playing at some of the best events on the planet. After so many years in the business plus four albums under their belt, the dynamic duo took it upon themselves to push their personal envelope on LP number five by producing the much acclaimed down-tempo album “Destination Unknown”. Boasting flavors of Hip-Hop, Dub and soul they managed to top the Beatport chart for more than 4 months in a genre they have never previously topped.

Check out the duo’s music here!

Line up: Pig&Dan / Carl Dunne / Eoin Kelly

Friday (20.01) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €16,90  Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Sharing The Love Customer Night – At The Morgan Bar


Wanna go out and dance without spending much money? The Morgan Bar is rewarding their costumers with half price cocktails and free tapas. Collect your wristband and enjoy discounted beverages until 11pm, they’ll have percussion, sax players and a DJ on hand for your entertainment.

One of the most stylish and quirky party venues in Dublin City Centre, The Morgan Bar is renowned for its delicious cocktails and good music.

Click “going” on their Facebook event and collect your wristband beforehand to avail of half price drinks offer.

Friday (20.01) – from 7 pm – Free tapas served at 8pm and 1/2 price cocktails until 11pm.

Free entry

The Morgan Bar – 10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

A.Skillz At Opium Rooms


This Saturday A.Skillz will be at Opium Rooms. Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D’n’B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing.

His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a who’s who of major events, festivals and music industry parties including FabricLive (London), The Hit Factory (New York), WMC (Miami), Shambhala (Canada), Field Day (Sydney) and Glastonbury. As a producer A.Skillz has established himself as one of the most highly regarded in his scene, releasing countless bullets, including the infamous Insane Bangers series, a host of impressive remixes for the likes of stadium rockers Queen, dance legend Don Diablo and Northern Soul Groovers Smoove & Turrell, together with singles on the legendary Finger Lickin’ Records and the now classic artist album ‘Tricka Technology’ with break-beat heavyweight Krafty Kuts.

Check out A.Skillz’ music here!

Saturday (21.01) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 13.50  Book here  – Comment “A.Skillz @ Opium Rooms” on the Facebook event page, click “Going” and tag a friend for you both to be added to the concession list on the night.

Opium Rooms – 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2


Black Sabbath at 3Arena


This is Black Sabbath‘s final show ever in Ireland! So if you’re a big fan of them you can not miss it!

Black Sabbath has been so influential in the development of heavy metal rock music as to be a defining force in the style. The group took the blues-rock sound of late ’60s acts like Cream, Blue Cheer, and Vanilla Fudge to its logical conclusion, slowing the tempo, accentuating the bass, and emphasizing screaming guitar solos and howled vocals full of lyrics expressing mental anguish and macabre fantasies. If their predecessors clearly came out of an electrified blues tradition, Black Sabbath took that tradition in a new direction, and in doing so, helped give birth to a musical style that continued to attract millions of fans decades later.

Friday (20.01) – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €93.50 Book here

3Arena – East Link Bridge, Dublin 1

Lounge Act – Nirvana Tribute


This one is for the fans of Nirvana. Lounge Act, the raw, uncut, dirty & definitive tribute to Nirvana will be playing a two and a half hour set of Nirvana face melters for you this Friday, at the Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar.

Support from: Just Me & The Devil – The band play old school Heavy Metal and are about to release a new album.

Friday (20.01) – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Admission: €6

Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar – 5 Aston Quay, Dublin 2

Home Sweet Home Benefit Concert 20th / 21st January Sin E Dublin


A concert organised by Sin É to raise awareness and funds for the incredible work Home Sweet Home has been doing. The concert will take place over 2 nights, Friday and Saturday. Check out the line up:



Friday (20.01) and Saturday (21.01) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €15 – Book here for Friday – Book here for Saturday

For weekend passes email bookingsine@gmail.com

Sin É Dublin – 14-15 Upper Ormond Quay Co. Dublin

Go FUNK Yourself – Soul Badger


Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar is hosting a night of Funk & Soul this Thursday. Soul Badger, Fever Solstice and DJ Sugartits will bring the best of their music to you!

Listen to Soul Badger here!

Thursday (19.01) – from 7:00 pm

Admission : €5

Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar – 5 Aston Quay, Dublin  2

Live at The Liquor Rooms VOL X


The Liquor Rooms is back with their live music sessions which will now be held on a Thursday! Springing us into the new year will be ever so talented ELE and some very special support guests.

Experimenting with different genres, ELE has developed a heady blend of indie lyricism and synth based modern drum-and-bass that, so far, defies definition. The resulting tracks range from melodic, harmony-layered pop to weightier, urban-inspired breakdowns, all knitted together with a distinctive vocal performance. Having completed her first Irish tour, supporting Cathy Davey last October, Ele has been lying low writing and recording her debut album.

Claire Z is an Irish Singer Songwriter who works in and around the genre of R&B/Soul. With her latest self-recorded and self-produced four-track series release, she is currently working to introduce herself to Ireland’s bustling live music scene.

Thursday (19.01) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

The Liquor Rooms – 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2


Trainspotting Screening – At The Sugar Club


With Trainspotting 2 coming out on Jan 27th, enjoy this very special screening of the Danny Boyle classic that launched the careers of Ewan Mc Gregor, Robert Carlyle & Co. and put Irvine Welch on the map as a novelist and playwright.

A brutal, often times funny, other times terrifying portrayal of drug addiction in Edinburgh. Not for the faint of heart, but well worth viewing as a realistic and entertaining reminder of the horrors of drug use.

Sunday (22.01) – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €12.50 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Poetry in translation – Italian poetry in Cyphers


The Italian Institute of Culture  in association with the editors of Cyphers invite you to the launch of Cyphers 82 with Special section: a century of Italian poetry.

Cyphers, the Irish literary magazine, was founded in 1975 and is edited by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, currently Ireland Professor of Poetry, and Macdara Woods.

For more than forty years it has published excellent work in English, Irish and in translation. In the new issue, No. 82, a section is devoted to poetry from Italy. Specially commissioned translations of the work of nine Italian poets pay tribute to the richness of more than a hundred years of poetry.

Translators include Peter Sirr, Jamie McKendrick, Ciaran O’Driscoll, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and Emer Delaney.

Friday (20.01) – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

 Admission: Free (booking is required)  Book here

 Istituto Italiano Di Cultura – Dublino – 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2


The Ha Penny Flea Market – At Grand Social


My suggestion for market this week is the Ha Penny Flea Market at the Grand Social. You will find stalls with books, retro furniture, vinyl records, vintage clothes, jewelry and more. There are also DJ’s playing old vinyl to give you the vintage atmosphere.

If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry, the market is on every Saturday!

Saturday (21.01) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free entry

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower


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