What’s the craic for the weekend: 07.04

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King Kong Company – At The Academy


The seven piece King Kong Company who sound more like a DJ than a band, will make you go crazy at The Academy this Saturday. The band will be premiering some raucous and raw tunes, bringing the stage antics up a notch or two and inviting a couple of guests along to swing through the rafters with them.

Last summer they played to packed fields at Castlepalooza, Vantastival, Body & Soul, Phase One, Barndance, at Belfast’s Sunflower Fest and two shows at Electric Picnic.

2016 also saw King Kong Company being handed the “Best Live Act 2016” award from Pure M Magazine and releasing their self-titled debut album.

Listen to King Kong Company’s music here!

Saturday (08.03) – 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Academy – 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Circus with Grandmaster Flash


Circus, at The Academy welcomes one of biggest legends in hip hop and DJ culture Grandmaster Flash. Regarded by many as the pioneer of hip hop DJing, scratching and mixing, the Bronx native is known for his revolutionary tracks ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It)’, ‘The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel’ and ‘The Message’.

Grandmaster Flash will headline the main room with all the usual Circus mayhem happening throughout the rest of the building!

The party will have a new stage set, new games, new performances and new costumes.

Music policies – MAIN ROOM – Hip hop, house, club bangers & future sounds / GREEN ROOM – Grime, hip hop, r&b and 90s / ACADEMY 2 – rock, indie, metal & guilty pleasures

Saturday (08.04) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 (on the door only) – first 50 people who join the Facebookevent and post “adventures on the wheels of steel” get free entry before midnight.

The Academy – 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

BAILIÚ003 – Masquerade Themed Party – At Turks Head


Sól Fúd Crú are back with 003 to bring you a masquerade themed party! The venue will be kitted out in full colour with decorations, art and light installations accompanied by poi, hoola hoopers and jugglers!

Sól Fúd residents and guests will be bringing the noise from 6pm til late, warming things up with sounds ranging from Caribbean, Latino, Samba and Roots Reggae Foundation/Dancehall styles to sweet funky house music getting right down to low end material getting bass heavy and tribal.

Free Venetian Masquerade mask on entry!

Saturday (08.04) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: €5 / €8 Book here

Turks Head – Parliament Street Temple bar, Dublin 2

Hidden Flux / 3D Party / 3rd Birthday – At Hangar


Hidden Flux is celebrating its 3rd birthday with a 3D party at Hangar this Saturday.

With an insane local line up to add to the party, these lads have been killing it with Hidden Flux since they started:

Line Up

AOD / Conor Griffin / Ryan Molloy / Emmet Woods / Brian Manning / Eric Brown / Jamie Keane / Adam Smith / Callum Keech

Saturday (08.04) – from 11:00 pm

Free entrance for the first 20 people through the door who simply post “hidden flux 3d party” onto the Facebook event wall, plus shared the event.

Concession list for the next 80 people who post “hidden flux 3d party” on the event wall, plus shared the event.

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin

Pleasurekraft – At Opium Rooms


The Swedish / US Tech-House DJ Duo Pleasurekraft is back at Opium Rooms after his incredible set last year.

The idea for Pleasurekraft was created in the summer of 2009 by Kaveh Soroush and Kalle Ronngardh. Having had their very first track played by Pete Tong on his Essential Selection, and then doing remixes for Chymera, and John Acquaviva‘s Definitive imprint, Pleasurekraft became a new name to keep an eye on.

In spring 2010 Pleasurekraft had their biggest success with the track Tarantula . They soon acquired the support of world-wide DJs such as Sasha and Digweed, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Howells and Lee Burridge. On the way to the top of the charts, they even overtook Joris Voorn , Axwell and the entire Swedish House Mafia and held the first place on the Beatport Charts for a whole month.

Their remix La La Land , originally by Green Velvet , made it into the top ten of the Tech House in less than a week .

Check out Pleasurekraft’s music here!

Support comes from Frazier + Strictly Deep residents Eric Brown & AOD

Saturday (08.04) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €12 / €15/ €18 Book here

Opium Rooms  – 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Telephones – At Yamamori Tengu


This Saturday the monthly party Telephones is happening at Yamamori Tengu. For its April edition they will have two strapping young men from the West of Ireland; Enda Geoghegan & Colin Finnegan aka Epoch Clubnight, based outta Galway, to throw down some jams. The usual suspects Papa Lou & JOMA on music duties too, keeping you moving the whole night with loads of disco, soul, afrobeat, RnB, 80s Pop, House, Italo & more.

Get ready to dance your socks off!

Saturday (08.04) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €5 / €10 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1


MusicTown Festival


MusicTown is a 10-day event founded by Dublin City Council to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City. MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists. Get ready for ten days of concerts, master classes, collaborations, workshops and discussions, composers, lyricists, conductors, choirs, musicians, producers, DJs and visual artists, from Opera, choral and contemporary classical to hip-hop, electronic, traditional, folk, jazz and rock taking place in iconic buildings and world famous venues.

Friday (07.04) to Monday (17.04)

Check out the full programme here!

Location: various

Vinyl & Wine presents: The Doors – At The Liquor Rooms


This Sunday The Liquor Rooms will be hosting is a very special listening party to celebrate The Doors’ debut album, which turns 50 this year.

To mark the occasion, the iconic album will be played from start to finish on high-quality vinyl on a sound system, specially provided by Cloney Audio for this event – the only way it should be heard!

There will also be a panel discussion about the album’s production, influence and of course, Jim Morrison’s mysterious life and legacy.

You will have the opportunity to also order a copy of The Doors’ 50th Anniversary 3CD/LP set. You can read more about the special release here.

Sunday (09.04) – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tickets: €12 Entry / €30 Enty + vinyl copy of “The Doors” / €60 Entry + The Doors 50th Anniversary 3CD/LP Set Book here

The Liquor Rooms – 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Grand & Mutefish w/ The Scratch – At The Workmans Club


Mutefish, Grand and The Scratch will join forces to bring their insane live shows to The Workmans this Sunday.

MUTEFISH are a culturally diverse six piece band from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. They fuse the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences resulting in an engaging melodic compilation of tracks. Each band member brings their distinct musical backgrounds and tastes giving them their unique sound which makes it difficult to label their style or genre. I am a big fan of these guys!

Have a taste of Mutefish playing live here!

GRAND are a Gypsy-Folk band which was conceived through a shared love of a melting pot of influences ranging from Blues to Ska, Swing and on toward Punk, Gypsy Folk and Irish folk. Polyphonic melodies sit on top of a bouncing rhythm section which serve to make audiences move their limbs, tighten their facial muscles and get loose.

The Scratch are a Dublin based Trad-Rock band that sound like giants walking on storm clouds covered in Guinness.

Sunday (09.04) – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €12.50 Book here

The Workman’s Club – 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

 POW CITY – Soul Party


The DJ making his Pow City debut this Saturday at The Thomas House is the avid collector of all things 60’s and 70’s Mr. Mark Winkelmann. He will be Supplying you with the best uptempo soul music in Dublin in an intimate basement of the alternative venue with wooden dance floor and heavy soundsystem!

Saturday (08.04) – 9:00 pm to 2:30 am

The Thomas House – 86 Thomas St, Dublin

Blues HQ – At Arthur’s Blues’n’Jazz Club


How about a Blues night? This Friday Gerry Hendick on Guitar and vocals, Noel Bridgeman on Drums and vocals and John Querney on Bass and vocals, will be playing songs from BB King, Albert Collins, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendricks, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan and lots more at Arthur’s Blues’n’Jazz Club from 9pm.

Friday (07.04) – 9:00 pm to 0:00 am

Admission: €10

Arthur’s Blues’n’Jazz Club – 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8


From Darkness To Light: A Secret Lineup BYOB Gig


From Darkness to Light is a once-off collaboration between Young Hearts Run Free and Nialler9 specially concocted for Musictown.

The event will bring new and established Irish artists in different creative fields together under the shroud of secrecy and with an emphasis on a unique Dublin kind of alchemy: songs, voices, words and visuals.

From Darkness to Light will take place in Dlight Studios Dublin and will feature short performances from an eclectic programme of Irish artists. Drawing on the theme of secrecy, From Darkness To Light will provide no details on the performers in advance. Over the course of the night, the venue will gradually be illuminated as each artist performs. Let From Darkness To Light lead you on a journey of creativity and space. All profits from the show will go towards the Dublin Simon Community. The show is BYOB (bring your own booze).

Sunday (09.04) – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €19.68 Book here

Dlight Studios Dublin – 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1

Star Wars: Rogue One – At The Sugar Club


Hey fans of Star Wars! this Sunday there will be a very special screening of Rogue One with free gourmet popcorn at The Sugar Club.

In the venue you will also find  good food, drinks and a great atmosphere. Their intimate and charming auditorium is a perfect spot for this screening!

Sunday (09.04) – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €12.50 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience


Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a unique event offering the public a chance to find out what it would be like to dine at Fawlty Towers.

Everything that can go wrong will. In fact, this can best be described as organised chaos bundled into two hours of “fat-wobbling, gut-busting, face-aching laughter” whilst, AT THE SAME TIME, enjoying a fabulous three course meal.

Acclaimed both nationally and internationally, selling out annually at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this interactive comedy dining experience is a must-see for fans of all ages.

Saturday (08.04) – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets €49.00 per person ( inclusive of a 3 course meal)

Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley – Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

Clueless + 90’s Party – At The Sugar Club


This is the Screening of Clueless, a 90s classic followed by a big 90s party afterwards at The Sugar Club.

Get gourmet popcorn, cocktails, table service followed by your favourite soundtracks from the 1990s.

Saturday (08.04) – 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2


Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market


Experience the only market in Dublin celebrating ethnic diversity at the Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market this Sunday. This unique event offers a great selection of international stalls, street-food from around the globe, interactive workshops and live performances.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get an Indian Henna tattoo, purchase cool hand-made souvenirs from Peru, try delicious Korean street-food, or relax in a real Moroccan Tea Tent. There will also be a chance to see a traditional arabic belly dance performance, join a pop-up yoga class or get a Tarot reading. Fusion Sundays promises to be a great Sunday afternoon for the whole family.

Sunday (09.04) – 11:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Free admission and parking

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


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