Dublin Castle
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Thu 12 August
The Return Of Live Music To The Dublin Castle...

Greetings! New dates we can actually tell you are actually happening with actual tickets available and actual living breathing musicians playing for your delight and delectation in The Greatest Pub Venue in Camden, nay, London, nay The World…

Fri 30 July

Anthrax UK + Dogshite + Papal Plot + Emily Flea

Anthrax UK – Excited to have these stalwart activist punks back in the DC, the British Anthrax that is of course, not some hairy American blokes…fast and furious is about right, Crass meets GBH, a pretty dynamic punk rock place to be, with some moments of contemplation and a wee bit of musical stretching out amidst the onslaught, and a fair bit of infectious skanking. Frontman Gary and Grown Your Own Recs (co- run by Steph out of equally legendary pop punk riotgrrl inspirations Hagar The Womb) do great works as innovators and enablers and cultivators of the ongoing punk scene of the UK and beyond. Dogshite – Also fabulolous to have Dogshite back under our noses…influenced by yer Kleenex, X-Ray Spex, the Slits and Crass and starring Guy Mcaffer (legendary London Techno Producer and ex-festi drop-out from dub-meets-crusty dance pioneers Back To the Planet), and Chris Liberator (notorious Acid Techno DJ also of Anarcho-punk agitators Hagar The Womb, Cold War, and other bands including never-quite-made-it indie types We Are Going To Eat You) decided to start a band that hailed back to real punk ideals and attitude circa 77-84, and whammo, they succeeded with bells on, with superb frontwoman Carmel (aka Tiddles) plus Sam DFL on bass (Automata, The Skuzzies, Headjam, NukeOnRoute and AOS3) . An excellent array of feisty pop punk songs that could all be classic 45s from back in the as they say day. Papal Plot – nouveau punk… I guess they’re young as they’re using Instagram as their promo portal haha, so let’s dig the new breed and support them…spirited and witty like all good punk used to be, a bit of an Eddie Argos (Art Brut) like feel to the lead vocal, gritty and groggy early Buzzcocks cum Swell Maps feel to the beefy, boisterous tunes. Ace. Emily Flea – known of late for her weekly live streams, Ms Flea once performed in the, yes, Fleas, and had a stint in the very marvellous Anarchistwood but has long since ploughed her own furrow of DIY Agitpunk, keeping the faith with community based causes and anarcho ideals. Arrive nice and early to ensure catching this force of nature’s set.

Sat 31 July

The Dekkertones + Jack The Lad

The Dekkertones – Playing authentic ska, although a lickle more emphasis on yer rudeboy reggae really- skinhead reggae, boss reggae, whatever you prefer! Male singer, female singer, juxtaposing beautifully, full brass front line and a nicely skanking rocksteady vibe. ‘Sweet Soul Music’….’Hurts So Good’…’Everything I Own’ etc. Got the look. Do it super sweetly, nuff vibes… Jack The Lad – playing classic Punk,Ska and Oi from the past-covering Sparrer, Blitz, Ruts, Specials to name just a few – for your total satisfaction and indulgence.

Sat 7 August

Blue Orchids + Oldfield Youth Club + Argonaut

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Blue Orchids, as a post punk psychedelic adjunct to Fall -world are well established in the music enthusiast’s consciousness, and yes, Martin Bramah was a founding father of The Fall, and as expressed recently might have reasonable grounds to even call himself The Fall, well, why not…but then he’s not daft. Perhaps people could do with reconnecting with Martin’s oeuvre a little more deeply than obsessing over the ex Fall schtick, specially what with the recent albums being a succession of magik pop psych masterpieces choc stock (oh yes) with fabulous gems full of rich, resonant sounds and stinging, esoteric lyrics. 2018’s “Righteous Harmony Fist” was a total triumph, one of them stick to the turntable type records you used to know and love in the seventies and eighties. 2019’s ‘The Magical Record Of Blue Orchids’ psych and garage covers record was another gem. And the accompanying live shows were remarkable. A definite air of the ‘wow man we’re not worthy’ was rife amidst the awestruck punters in the Dublin Castle three years ago as they shook the embers of harmonic feedback off their clothing and made off into the night. That was a superb Blue Orchids show. Well at long last here’s your chance to enjoy the Blue Orchids experience again… Buy the records, attend the gigs, appreciate the illusive magic of Blue Orchids. A very special group. Oldfield Youth Club – Formed in Autumn 2018 OYC is made up of 3/4 of critically acclaimed 1980’s pop group The Last Party (2 Peel Sessions & Melody Maker Single of the Week with their debut single ‘Mr Hurst’). Featuring Simon Rivers (Bitter Springs)… Argonaut – girls and boys combine to channel post punk grit and tood, fronted by Abby Werth, Argonaut play it gnarly and noisy, but also pop friendly and melodic at times, elements of Velvets, Fall, Throwing Muses…



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