Music: White Lies Headling Jameson St. Patrick’s Live

 White Lies to play first gig in Dublin at Jameson St. Patrick’s Live.

Not only is this year’s Jameson St. Patrick’s live the first gig in years to take place in the Ambassador Theatre, it is also the first performance by White Lies in Dublin since 2009.

Jameson St. Patricks LIVE

Last week Jameson announced that White Lies will headline this year’s event with support coming from two fantastic Irish acts, Funeral Suits and Darling. 

Nostalgiac gig goers are very excited about Jameson’s take over of The Ambassador Theatre in Dublin on the 16th of March. This is bound to be an exciting and fun filled event.

White Lies Press Shot (Brick Wall)

White Lies are headling the Jameson St. Patrick’s Live gig on March 16th

Last year White Lies released their third album ‘Big TV’ last year, leading to there third world tour this year. Funeral Suits, meanwhile, have enjoyed support slots with The Maccabees and Franz Ferdinand, cementing themselves as one of Ireland’s best known modern acts. They toured Europe in recent months, returning home to work on new material.

Darling are the new “hottest thing” in the Irish music scene. 2014 has already been exciting for them, being featured on MTV, Today FM and already selling out Dublin Venues; if you haven’t seen them live this is the ideal chance to catch them.

Tickets for Jameson St. Patrick’s Live at The Ambassador are €15 each (including booking fee) and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie

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Music: Edith Piaf fans should catch “No Regrets”

Jeannette Byrne Edith PiafJeannette Byrne’s acclaimed theatrical show No Regrets – The Music of Édith Piaf made it’s Dublin début last year, selling out the Sugar Club.

The French Chanson performer is now bringing her homage to Piaf to Dublin;s newest theatre space, Chancery Lane. 

October 11th 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of the wonderful, Édith Piaf. As a performer of the French Chanson, Jeannette marked this special date with a tribute to Piaf. No Regrets features many of the well known & not so well known songs of Piaf. It also features music from other composers who were discovered or owed much of their success or start in the music world to her.

Jeannette will take on a monthly residency at the new Dublin intimate venue of Chancery Lane Theatre; shows take place on the 18th of January, 8th of February and 22nd of March. 

 Tickets on sale now www.chancerylane.ie Doors for all shows: 8pm. Limited tickets available. 

Music: Three NYE Dublin Stage Times.

New Years Eve Dublin This is probably the best NYE Dublin line up we’ve had to date. Not only are Ireland’s own The Strypes playing but the quintessential party band Madness are headling.

The stage times are as follows:

11.35pm: Madness

10.35pm: MKS (Mutya, keisha and Siobhan, the original Sugababes)

9.50pm: Ryan Sheridan

9.00pm: The Strypes

8.30pm : Seo Linn

Laura Whitmore has just been confirmed as MC for this year’s concert and she will join RTE presenters Daithi O’Se and Sinead Kennedy.

Time is pushing on so if you want to set your New Years Eve plans in stone pop over to ticketmaster.ie where you can pick up your ticket for €25.

 

Music: Irish Festival Awards open for Voting.

Vote in the Irish Festival Awards. The Irish Festival Awards 2013 will be open for voting from December 13th.

That’s right, that time of year has rolled around already. The Irish Festival Awards is back for its seventh run to celebrate the efforts behind all of Ireland’s top notch festivals.

Organised by  Cherrycool Promotions, the group behind Castlepalooza (hence its ommision), this year we see a few new festivals added nominees; Groove Festival, Longtitude and Big House to name a few. While the nominees list has increased, the categories have decreased and they need your help to pick the best of the bunch.

On December the 13th voting opens through the Irish Festival Awards Facebook Page. Music lovers will have the chance to vote for their favourite festivals, and they might even win some tickets!

If you have had any particularly fantastic festival moments this year, you know where to click tomorrow.

For more information visit http://www.irishfestivalawards.ie/

Music: Dublin Gigs at Christmas

Just because it’s Christmas time doesn’t mean you have to drop going to gigs for a couple of weeks. There are plenty of bands and acts to catch around Dublin over the festive period, so I’ve gathered a few highlights together for ease of reference.

Dublin Gigs at Christmas Time:

Peaches DJ Extravaganza. 

Where: The Button Factory

When: Sunday 15th December.

Cost: €20

With exactly 10 days to go until Christmas, this is possibly the least traditional way to kick off the celebrations. Peaches is a wild and crazy girl so expect a spectacular event. Read more about it here.

Partie Monster with Peaches.

Fight Like Apes. 

Where: Whelan’s

When: Friday 20th December

Cost: €15

Fight Like Apes are a Dublin favourite at this stage. They are known for putting on a fantastic show and with merriment levels running high it is bound to be worth the little cost of €15. This will sell out, no doubt about it so get your tickets as soon as you can.

Delorentos. 

Where: Unitarian Church

When: Saturday 21st December

Cost: €25

Another Dublin favourite, Delorentos are playing Whelan’s and The Unitarian Church in Dublin. Unitarian Church is the pick of the bunch purely because of how overly festive it must feel. The Unitarian Church is certainly one of Dublin’s most precious venues so this will be a special one.

Little Green Cars. 

Where: The Pavillon Theatre

When: Monday 23rd December

Cost: €20

Little Green Cars have really spiked in popularity this year and justifiably so. Not only have they offered up some of the catchiest songs of the year, they have solidified themselves as one of the must see live acts of the year. For any fellow Northsiders it is a bit of a track but anyone out Dun Laoghaire way should make the effort to catch this gig.

The Hot Sprockets. 

Where: The Workman’s Club

When: Monday 31st December

Cost: €15

You’re kidding yourself if you think the festivities end on the 26th. The biggest night of them all, and often the most disappointing if you ask me, is New Year’s Eve. If you would rather steer clear masquerade balls, over prized night club nights and chilly out door concerts, this is where you want to be. I make no attempt to disguise my enjoyment of The Hot Sprockets’ music. This will be one of the gig highlights of the year, there is little question about it.

Music: Partie Monster with Peaches

The raucous Partie Monster club night famed for the wild antics that ensue in the Button Factory is back after a brief hiatus.

The ante is well and truly upped for its return as the mighty ‘Peaches’ will be bringing her A game with a Guest DJ set.

This will not be your ordinary DJ set as the extraordinary Peaches, known for her raunchy performances, is bound to set the Button Factory alight.

This will be a dirty-glam night with the guest of honour being surrounded by burlesque performance who will be setting out to seduce the audience in a bizarrely attractive manner.

Partie Monster and Peaches are the perfect couple as they are both known for their rambunctious behaviour and devil-may-care attitude.

Partie Monster has always brought elements of performance and theatre to the club scene along with pioneering a variety of unique selling points as part of the monster experience such as a sensory room, where revelers are blind folded in a room and treated to an array of sensory experiences or being served pottie monster cocktails (as the name suggests cocktails served in a potty).

Don’t miss this one; you’d be crazy to. Details are below.

Partie Monster with Peaches.

Must catch: Little Bear @ Whelans Oct 3rd 2013

Little Bear

Derry band Little Bear formed just over a year ago. Hard to believe as truly it seems as though they and their beautiful music have been around for many moons.

They are a treat to the ears and they are taking their stunning sound to the stage in whelans on the 3rd of October. You don’t want to miss this one.

Little Bear is fast becoming known as one of Ireland’s most moving live acts.

Considering Little Bear’s growing popularity this is bound to be a full house so I recommend buying your Tickets before next Thursday. They’re just €12 and you can buy them from Ticket Master.