Andy Macleod
Anoint My Head
Xmas Rock N Roll Book Club
Special Live Guests
Q And A
DJ
Dublin Castle
Thu 16 December
The Mascara Bar
Thu 16 December
Gary Clail Soundsystem
The Estimators
Rock steady Drop
DJ Roadkill Phil
Dublin Castle
Fri 17 December
The Mascara Bar
Fri 17 December
The Vibrators (Original Line Up Show)
Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band
Damage UK
DJ We Got Killers
Dublin Castle
Sat 18 December
The Return Of Live Music To The Dublin Castle And Beyond...

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 on Bugbear honed stages this Autumn…

PLEASE ADHERE TO COVID SENSIBLE PRACTICES. WASH YOUR HANDS. STAY AT HOME IF UNWELL. WEAR A MASK IF YOU WANT TO. THE DUBLIN CASTLE HAS HAND GEL STATIONS AND VIRUSKILLER UV HEPA FILTER EQUIPMENT IN SITU. ENJOY YOURSELF AND STAY SAFE!

Fri 3 December The Dublin Castle
Punky Reggae Party+Slowtime Mondays+DJ El Roy

Punky Reggae Party wereb supposed to be kicking off a residency with us the very evening lockdown#1 kicked in, so to say this show has been eagerly anticipated is a bit of an understatement! PRP cover early Clash, Damned, Stranglers, SLF, The Ruts (Leigh from Ruts DC is eve in the band!) etc… along with the Reggae orientated songs those amazing bands wrote or covered themselves. Tonight in the perfect surroundings of the ever wonderful Dublin Castle… Slowtime Mondays – spritely young 4 piece playing crisp punkers and skankers… Moonshaker 4 – Jam, Costello, Small Faces, Who covers and others…

Fri 3 December The Mascara Bar N16
The Volunteered+Thee Mighty St Pancras+Jowl+Broken Hertz

The Volunteered – Melodic indie a la Americana– ‘We sound a bit like Built To Spill, Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Belle and Sebastian…’– yes they do! Certainly got an ear for a melody over the lofi grunge crunch and ramalama……Broken Hertz – slippery slacker rock pop in an American style, rocking lofi grunge vibes… nice light and shade and there’s accessible melody propelling the alterno grind along sweetly. Thee Mighty St Pancras – Twangy guitars and lots of reverb takes you into the zone of a spooky Joe Meek offcut, although they say they are a punk rock band…Sure enuff punknessness hits, but I’m getting a mid ’60s Brit beat vibe too- The Birds, Yardbirds, Downliners Sect etc…

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featuring Peter Wooding from London Dirthole and Hercules II …nice eery, wispy vocal. Garage blues punk. Grand… Jowl – frantic drums, scraping guitar, keening impassioned vocals that sound a tad like James Dean Bradfield, not that there’s anything remotely Manics about the music- experimental out there pop (there is a pop sensibility) that has a bit of XTC maybe, in fact they remind me of Long Fin Killie. Perhaps you could compare them to Black Country New Road. The singer’s called James Coburn, nice.

Sat 4 December The Dublin Castle (Matinee Show)
Family Drunk Xmas Party!+The Legendary Too Drunk+Twister+The Bearded Ladies

The Legendary Too Drunk play punk rock of ages, from 1960 garage, to 1970s front room thru 1980s squat and 1990s frat shack – all punk life is here. They are legendary, and they are drunk, but not too drunk to play a blinder an entertain you of a Saturday afternoon. Twister- sharing some DNA and indeed members (arf) with The Too Drunk, Twister go soooooo far back with Bugbear we didn’t even exist…I’m talking 1993 and the halcyon days of Club Zitt, which was a great name for a club if you smoked tons of weed, no idea what the fuck I was thinking now. Anyway Twister’s Britpop new wave uber singalong tunes appeal should have made them megastars a decade or three ago, but somehow did not- at least it means singer Matt can still climb the Dublin Castle furniture and rigging unbridled. Much entertainment. The Bearded Ladies- they’re not ladies and they may not even have beards, but will they perform a few acoustic numbers to kick off today’s festive fun.
DAYTIME EVENT 2PM TO 5PM

Sat 4 December The Dublin Castle
OutsiderArt – MIND Camden Fundraiser+Crisis+The Screaming Dead+Healthy Junkies+The Howling Fiends+Punk Poet Cherry B+Comperes Sarah Jane & Dean Whittington+ DJ Fuzz (Evening Show 7.15pm)

OutsiderArt present a Punktastic Christmas Spectacular- all proceeds to MIND, Camden.
(DAYTIME EVENT featuring The Legendary Too Drunk and friends at 2PM is separate. Please see here http://www.bugbearbookings.com/bugbear-elsewhere/)



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