What’s the craic for the weekend: 12.10


Solardo – At District 8

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Wanna kick off the weekend dancing your socks off? Then you should know that the house/techno duo Solardo will be playing at District 8 this Friday!

Having previously had a long and deep history in other music genres, Solardo, are now one of the most hotly tipped DJ/production duos in the house and techno scene.

Solardo are carving their own sound in the house and techno market. Their productions have their own unique, warm, and high-energy sound which has received great support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed, Skream, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler and Jackmaster to name just a few.

Get ready to loose yourself to music!

Check out Solardo’s music here!

Saturday (14.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

District 8 -135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Hunee & Antal – At Yamamori Tengu


Hunee & Antal will be playing at the intimate dance club Yamamori Tengu this Saturday.

Hunee has a lot of influence on today’s club scene. He’s been enriching the lives of club & festival goers with astonishing consistency and frequency for over the last 10 years, with the last 2 seeing him take it up a notch by headlining every club & festival worth it’s salt – most notably this year’s Dekmantel Festival – with a closing set alongside his long time friend and DJ partner Antal. These guys are as good as it gets when it comes to eclectic, versatile DJ sets taking in the history of dance music, seamlessly criss-crossing between disco, afro, soul, jazz, house, techno et al for days.

Listen to Hunee & Antal’s music here!

Saturday (14.10) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: 24 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Hot Chip (DJ Set) – At Button Factory


This Friday The Button Factory will be receiving the English alternative electronic band Hot Chip.

Hot Chip were formed in 2000 and it consists of Alexis Taylor (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Joe Goddard (vocals, synths, percussion), Al Doyle (guitar, vocals), Owen Clarke (synths, guitar) and Felix Martin (percussion).

The combination of Taylor’s ethereal, high-pitched vocals with Goddard’s warm, low pitch and the band’s blip-blop electronics creates a dreamy sound. The band is best known for the hit singles “Over And Over” (2006) and “Ready For The Floor” (2008).

If you like these you shouldn’t miss this gig!

Friday (13.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

Button Factory – Temple Lane South 19, Temple Bar, Dublin

Shxcxchcxsh [Live] – At Hangar


The mysterious masked duo Shxcxchcxsh are back to Hangar this Friday. From their unpronounceable names to their equally incomprehensible song titles. SHXCXCHCXSH have fact become a cult favourite in the techno scene throughout Europe.

check out some of SHXCXCHCXSH’s tunes here: Stämma #5 / Stämma #6 / LTTLWLF

Friday (13.10) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets:15 Book here 

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin 2

Midland & Saoirse – At Index


Midland and Saoirse will provide you with a night of house, disco and all kinds of electronic music at Index this Saturday.

Midland has always created a special kind of atmosphere on the nights he has played. For this tour, Midland has chosen some of his favourite DJs to join him in each city and for Dublin he has chosen very wisely, bringing Saoirse back to home turf. Saoirse is a DJ in her own right, with a beautiful collection and incredible selection.

Saturday (14.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 13.50 Book here

Index – 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7 

Pyg presents Decent Perks [DJ Deece b2b Colin Perkins]


Pygmalion will have DJ Deece and Colin Perkins playing back to back for 6 hours this Friday. Expect everything from slow chuggy disco to acid fueled techno. These boys have played at every club and festival on the island and know how to get a party started. On warm up duties we have the very talented Colin Devine.

Drink promos – 2 for 1 cocktails available all night long.

Friday (13.10) – from 6:00 pm

Free entry before 11:00 pm

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2


Mutefish – At Sin É


Mutefish is back to Sin E this Saturday! The band is formed by musicians from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. This mix of musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences results in a unique type of music that is just engaging and full of quality.

Sounds interesting? Have a look at them playing live here!

Saturday (14.10) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: 5 Book here

Sin É Dublin – 14-15 Upper Ormond Quay Co. Dublin 1

Indie Label Day – At Whelan’s


Indie Label Day is a day long fair celebrating diy music and culture on the island of Ireland. Brought to you by Art for Blind and Penske and taking place in Whelan’s across two rooms, the intention behind the event is to highlight the underground music scene in Ireland through a market-style event during the day and a live bands in the evening. The afternoon will feature pop-up stalls bringing together a range of independent record labels operating around the country as well as artists, photographers, zine-makers and book-sellers, soundtracked by live DJs. The market is an opportunity for labels and practitioners to sell physical merch from their rosters direct to the public, connecting with music fans in a social environment. Live djs will soundtrack proceedings throughout the afternoon. The evening will bring live performances from a curated line-up of bands from some of the participating labels. Indie Label Day will be the first event of it’s kind in Ireland focusing purely on record label culture.

Check out the labels that are confirmed to attend and the event’s line-up here!

Saturday (14.10) 

Market: 2-6pm (Free)
Gig: 8pm-late (€5)

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

The Hip Hop & RnB Party – At Turks Head


If you are more in mood for a Hip Hop party this Friday, then check this out! Turks Head will have a night with Djs playing all the new/old school Hip Hop & RnB with a twist of Trap, Grime, Dancehall, Reggae and Funk N Soul.

Expect to hear tracks from Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa,, Drake, Desiigner, OT Genasis, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyonce, Bobby Shmurda, Yo Gotti, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla Sign, Young Thug, Tyga, Future, The Game, Kid Ink, Dej Loaf, The Game, 50 cent, Bryson Tiller, Kevin Gates, Fetty Wap, YG, Biggie, Pac, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, M.O.P, KRS One, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Nas, L L Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest, MC Lyte, GrandMaster Flash, Sir Mix A Lot, Queen Latifah, NWA, Eric B, Rakim, Wu Tang Clan,Ja Rule, DMX, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Missy Elliot, Dr Dre, Outkast, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Gangstarr, Redman, Method Man, Lil Kim and many more.

Friday (13.10) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €5 Book here / €10 (on the door)

Turks Head – Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Motorheaders (Motorhead tribute) – At Fibber Magees


Motorheaders, the Motorhead tribute band, will be playing a set of classics old and new songs live in Fibber Magees, this FridayExpect to hear all your favourite Motorhead songs such as Overkill, Bomber, Killed By Death, Ace Of Spades and many more.

Support bands: Misfits/Clutch tribute LUGOSI, Just Me And The Devil and Humanity Check.

Friday (13.10) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


Film “Loving Vincent” – Ireland Release – At Irish Film Institute


Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film is coming to Ireland this week. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings is his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

Check out the beautiful trailer of Loving Vincent  here!

Friday (13.10) to Thursday (19.10) 

Tickets: 8 / 9.50 Book here

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Red Line Book Festival


The annual Red Line Book Festival is taking place in Dublin at various venues from Wednesday to Sunday.

The Red Line Book Festival provides a programme of events and workshops that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. The line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature. Do not be put off attending if you are not a big reader! You don’t have to read to be inquisitive and that is what this festival is all about. Fuelling the imaginations of people who are eager to learn and explore new ideas and opinions.

Check out the festival’s programme here!

Wednesday (11.10) to Sunday (15.10)

Location: various

Dear Constant Reader: Stephen King Season


Throughout October and November the Light House Cinema is celebrating the stories of Stephen King in a season entitled Dear Constant Reader, featuring a selection of some of the adaptations of his work throughout the years. 

This weekend the films screened will be Misery and The Mist.

Watch the trailers of Misery  and The Mist!

Check out the films that will be screened here!

Friday (13.10) to Sunday (15.10)

Tickets: 6.50 – 10 Book here

Light House Cinema – Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Say No to Dirty Energy: Gasland film screening and discussion


13-14 October are Friends of the Earth International Days of Action to mobilise to stop dirty energy and for climate justice. To mark the day, Young Friends of the Earth Ireland is hosting a film screening and discussion on Friday, from 6:30 pm, at Sin É. They will be screening the Oscar-nominated multi-award winning documentary Gasland, which explores the impact of natural gas drilling, or fracking, on the environment and communities in North America.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion on dirty energy, climate justice and the connection between fracking in the US and Irish Liquefied Natural Gas terminals.

On 13-14 October, groups across six continents are mobilizing to highlight the climate emergency, fight dirty energy and false solutions and to call for a people-led transformation of our energy system. Every local struggle against dirty energy is connected; together we can defeat the dirty energy system that fuels climate change and devastates local communities and the environment.

Check out the trailer for “Gasland” here!

Friday (13.10) – from 6:30 pm

Free in – Book your ticket here!

Sin É – 14/15 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Dublin Theatre Festival


The 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival is on until this Sunday. Explore live performances showcasing pioneering international productions, engaging and provocative Irish work, theatre for children, as well as a series of critical talks, artist development programmes and industry events.

Check out the festival programme here!

Thursday (28.09) to Sunday (15.10)

Location: various

Dublin Festival of History


This Saturday will be the last day of The Dublin Festival of History. The Festival offers a lot of free events for history lovers of all ages, as Irish and international historians will bring history to life for audiences across the city.

Check out the Festival programme!

Friday (29.09) to Saturday (14.10)

All events are free

Location: various

The Irish Music Record Fair


The next Irish Music Record Fair will take place at The Bowery Bar, this Saturday. Professional Vinyl and CD dealers get together for a record fair.

Buy, sell or exchange your vinyl and CDs at this Record Fair!

Saturday (14.10) – 11:00 am to 5:30 pm

Free entry

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6






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