Thu 9 Dec
STELLA WEMBLEY
 + Machine Rox
 + My Hysteria
STELLA WEMBLEY A graduate from Conservatorio di Musica “San Pietro a Majella” of Naples, Stella Wembley is the new rising star of the UK Dark Synth/Gothic Scene. Stella Wembley is an accomplished music producer, video director, composer, lyricist, multi-faceted musician and truly exceptional vocalist. Stella captivates with her own particular take on the genre. Alluringly she leads the listener into a haunted realm where, with powerful and evocative deep lyrics, she lays bare her soul in a psycho-drama of tragedy and melancholic sensuality. She sings powerfully, yet with a hint of vulnerability, like a beautiful damned siren calling us to join her in her dark universe. Stella Wembley is a visionary artist who seems to defy description. Music and Video production “All That I Need” Ep (Gothic Empire Records,2019) recorded, mixed and produced by Stella Wembley, was released in October 2019 on digital platforms.“The darkness of the song itself is done in an emotional sense in that there is a longing within the lyrics as well as a diversity in the music that both tugs on the heart and pulls with the beat in a way that leaves the listener in a state of reflection and admiration while the music overall gives a consistency that the words demand” (R.Martin, Jammerzine Magazine)The artist released “All That I Need “Official Music video on November 2019, entirely directed by herself – www.youtube.com/watch?v=83p22NqbUmU Official website –stellawembley.com/ Youtube www.youtube.com/c/StellaWembley Spotify – pen.spotify.com/artist/2Xrag9Z4bcU8MLYseaakfi Instagram – www.instagram.com/stella.wembley/ MACHINE ROX Bred in the carnivorous creative hunger of founder Richard K a.k.a. SILVERMAN, British Industrial  MACHINE ROX has sculpted a merger of  ELECTRO, INDUSTRIAL, EBM and METAL since 2008 which has rampaged whilst pushing the boundaries of band and genre. After some changes in the line up, Ariel Undine a.k.a. STARDUST SIREN joined the band in 2017 as singer/songwriter and Deb Alton on electronic drums for live shows. Official website https://www.machinerox.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/machinerox  MY HYSTERIA  My Hysteria is a dark synthpop project founded in London in 2017 by Alessio Croe (former lead vocalist for Italian post-punk band In Loving Memory) and Martin Traverse. They released their first EP, Murder in Platform Boots in 2018. My Hysteria’s sound has evolved from industrial pop to dark synthpop with uplifting and introspective lyrics, with echoes of electronic artists such as Seabound, Mesh and Blakq Audio.  https://www.myhysteria.co.uk/ .
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.30
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Fri 10 Dec
Seeds Of 77
 + Yur Mum
 + Harriet & The Daltons + Warning Signal
We are thrilled to bring Seeds of 77 back to London, this time in the salubrious setting of the iconic Dublin Castle in Camden. Seeds of 77 deliver an amalgam of the original punk sound of ’77 mixed liberally with pop hooks and new wave danceability. Riding high in the wake of their album Lockdown Breakout (which will of course be on sale on the night) this band are really going from strength to strength. We are absolutely delighted to also add extra special guests Belfast punk poppers The Starjets to this already stellar lineup along with great up and comers Warning Signal plus the ska and reggae stylings of Harriet and the Daltons. Wrapping up the whole package is the wonderful Miss Cherry B who will be compering and no doubt treating you to some of her amazing poetry between the bands. All in all this will be an evening of entertainment not to be missed and a great pre Christmas treat for all.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 11 Dec
Sharp Class – superb high energy young mod band outta the Midlands. Boetti- punk pop a la Americano with a healthy helping of their native Italiano in the style and vibe. Sharp Class – superb high energy young mod band outta the Midlands.  Talky Walky – Solo act with a box of special tricks to enable head wrangling grooviness aplenty…Mr Walky, Talky to his friends, is playing psych tinged indie pop taking in all the baggy era influences and a lot of Primal Scream and Spiritualized. Nicely nicely. SORRY RUBBISH ARE OFF DUE TO OMNICHRON… Rubbish Oasistributeband – Wryly named after them Gallagher boyos penchant for rubbishing other bands in interviews, so please don’t be put off by this suitably sardonic humour… luckily these fellas ain’t rubbish at all…hence their the Fauxasis of choice with the official Oasis fanclub. You’ll be stunned by the proximity of their expression of the classics (and yes, they do all the classics) to the waxings you know and love….and they even leave a little room for a bit of individual expression, but it’s all cool…and to paraphrase Liam you should be arsed to come to this gig. Or if you dig Oasis and you choose to miss, of you they might say, as Noel had it “He’s like a man with a fork, in a world of soup”…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 12 Dec
CMDN Live Alldayer
 + Lyoness
 + Natalie Shay + PollyPikPocketz
 + Brand New + Zeros
 + Mexican dogs
+ Sam J.Martin Victor & The New Vintage and The Lost Near + This Heat Inc + Blue Ape.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 1.15pm
£12.5 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 15 Dec
The Warner E Hodges Band
 + The Dirty Strangers
 + Boss Caine
It’s an undisputed, stone cold fact that Warner Hodges is one of the most instantly recognisable guitarists playing today. One who has played a major role is creating what we now call Alt. Country or Americana. Warner has put together a band capable of running Black Sabbath into Merle Haggard and back out into AC/DC. Very special guests on the night will be London legends The Dirty Strangers, who carry a torch for rootsy Rock ‘N’ Roll, and one of York’s finest singer songwriters Boss Caine.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£18 in advance
Thu 16 Dec
Andy Macleod
 + Anoint My Head
 + Xmas Rock N Roll Book Club + Special Live Guests
 + Q And A + DJ
Anoint My Head or… How I Failed To Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar – Andy Macleod returns to The Dublin Castle where he once rubbed shoulders with early performances by the awesome likes of Killers, Arctic Monkeys and The War On Drugs in the days of Club Fandango…but we’ve not invited Andy back to dissect nascent noughties popstars peccadilloes tonight, but rather his sweet own, as a guest of Book Club off the back of his critically acclaimed memoir…”It’s 1992 and Horace dreams of becoming a rockstar with his band the Pointy Birds. The only problem is that his day-job (mis)filing vinyl in a Soho record store is stealing all his time and energy, plus rival bands like Suede, Blur, Pulp and Radiohead are moving on to bigger and better things. But then someone called Ricky offers his services as a band manager and at last the dream can start. Anoint My Head is the tale of a band who didn’t become rich, or famous but had a manager who did. It is also the story of a musical era, and documents the rise of some of the biggest British Britpop bands of the nineties, plus a comedian who went on to write quite a successful sitcom about a paper merchants in Slough. A coming-of-age story about pursuing your dreams and what happens when reality gets in the way”…. This festive Book Club special will feature a Q And A with fellow Dublin Castle stalwart Tony Bugbear plus DJ action giving you the roots, shoots, fruits and cahoots of ‘Anoint My Head’ and a special surprise live set too…probably not Ricky Jervais in a billowing linen shirt…oh and the Macleod largesse is such that there may be mince pies available on the door, Happy Christmas, and remember A BOOK MAKES A GREAT GIFT!!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£5 in advance
Fri 17 Dec
Gary Clail Soundsystem
 + The Estimators
 + Rock steady Drop + DJ Roadkill Phil
Gary Clail Sound System feat. Tony Wrafter – The Brizzle roofer turned magical, mercurial MC cum radical and righteous sound system manipulator is back and then some…his latest album ‘Violence’ is the ‘End Of The Century Party’ for 2021, an absolute cracker of a record and a return to form right up there with his best On U Sound material. With fellow Bristolian legend brass and woodwind man Tony Wrafter (Tricky, Glaxo Babies, Maximum Joy etc) as his musical right hand man there’s a deep resonance at play with this fabulous new material, still hot on social comment but head warpingly good to dance to too. This is the last of Gary’s  DC residency specials, so make sure you make it along, they have been some head spinning killer diller nites.. but he’ll definitely be back in the Spring of 2022. The Estimators play a joyful and peerless brand of brass imbued authentic ska and rudeboy reggae with choice covers and equally brilliant originals, instrumentals and sweet reggae songcraft alike, a briliant live happening. Rocksteady Drop – a new reggae and ska band  fresh on the scene doing covers of both classic and attention grabbing contemporary songs with a reggae/ska vibe.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 18 Dec
The Vibrators (Original Line Up Show)
 + Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band
 + Damage UK + DJ We Got Killers
The Vibrators – From Pure Mania in 1977 onwards The Vibrators set out their stall as the accomplished but still utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done. Searing, scintillating speedin’ rock and roll that they pulse along at such a pace commanded brilliantly by long standing lynchpin Eddie at the drums, you can’t possibly relax for a second coz yer having such a good time. They don’t ease off the gas for a second.  Eddie reconvened with legendary songwriter and frontman Knox, original bassist and uber producer Pat Collier and guitarist John Ellis (Peter Gabriel, The Stranglers etc)  just before lockdown and created the critically acclaimed album ‘Mars Casino’..we are exceedingly excited to say that iconic lineup gathers together tonight in The Dublin, so it really is one festive vibration you must not miss… Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band  – super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio fronted by long standing guitar guru Mr Hooker, a powerhouse who get a reet good and grinding riffology going and take it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang and a bulbous Bo Diddley beat…damn good. DamageUK – Nuffin‘s re-emergence on the UK punk scene after a nigh on 30 years absence has been a revelation, a joyful punk pop explosion of delight…and here’s what might have happened next if they hadn’t quit safety pins and gone off and got proper jobs…Brian Damage guitarist from Nuffin and bassist Paul Flynn have recruited some new chaps and in DamageUK explore some darker post punk terrain and a fair bit of Clash-ness. Some nice Joy Division-ish guitar figures and some prowling Ruts touches too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 19 Dec
The Pogue Traders
 + Paul Maddog
 + Yuletide Matinee Fiesta + Menace
 + The Best Fucking Xmas Party In Town! + PollyPikpocketz
 + Kontrol Freaks
The Pogue Traders – at last!…the return of the Pogue Traders’ must catch annual Christmas hoolie in The Dublin Castle, this year nice and early in the day,  a bout of Yuletide matinee madness and merriment to take you between Sunday Lunch and Menace… This afternoon show will be a right Xmas cracker, a Sunday afternoon Fiesta, a marriage made in heaven,  truly the finest festive hoedown you could hope for. If you love the music of The Pogues have no fear it’s in extremely good hands with these boys and girls. They  play a wide selection of classics from all eras of Shane MGowan and company’s illustrious back catalogue and do it so incredibly well you don’t whether to dance, laugh or cry. Or drink…heavily… if responsibly. About as good a night (or day) out as you could hope for… plus a special guest appearance from Paul “Maddog” McGuiness- Ex-The Popes, (Shane McGowan’s critically acclaimed post Pogues band).  PLUS! Separate Evening Event – Menace – original GLC bating 76/77 punks, now fronted by long standing drummer Noel Martin are back in what could be their second home from home for another Xmas punk rock party, the best fucking Xmas party in town, as they so modestly describe it! A guaranteed good time, especially with the brilliant metallic punk crunch of the very wonderful PollyPikPocketz in support featuring excellent vocalist Myura, and Kontrol Freaks to open with buzzsaw beauty aplenty. Tickets for evening show HERE https://www.wegottickets.com/event/530336/
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30pm
£20 on the door
£15 in advance
Tue 21 Dec
‘The Green Brothers are a three piece indie/punk band from Essex. Consisting of brothers George and Albert Greenhalgh alongside good mate Charlie Pitt, they have been relentlessly gigging the London/Essex/Cambridge scenes.  “When it comes to getting a crowd going, The Green Brothers have got the goods. The Essex gang serve up choppy bouncing indie with a side order of enticing darkness. The band are already causing a stir – and it’s only their second single.” – GigSlutz  Scroggin – rock band from Guildford- a hyperactive drummer and some squalling guitar outta school of Albini… play at a reet old clip, not so much songs as head spinning g  progressive pieces…like the instrumental, experimental end of Black Flag.   
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 24 Dec
Omega Tribe
 + anarchistwood
 + Swaraj Chronos + ANORAKS
Xmas Eve Anarchy In Camden Town!… with… Omega Tribe – the sassiest of sassy anarcho punk pop bands fromed in 1981 and revitalized since 2016…produced by Penny Rimbaud and feted for their kicking melodic pizzazz their LPNo Love Lost is something of a lost punk classic, so find one! And find them here in the bubblin’ troublin’ Dublin  all their glory tonight. anarchistwood – Taking conceptual punk pranksterism cabaret to new highs, new lows, the renounced Maciej Zurows (Melodie&Rhythmus) put it thus… “as if the (hyped) 1977 music industry event known as ‘punk’ hadn’t taken place”, imagining instead an “alternative history where the anarchic proto punk from Cleveland and Detroit seamlessly led into No Wave, Post Punk and Industrial and is still happily evolving” Fabulously challenging but accessible punk pop attack fronted by the enigmatic and unstoppable Frank Cutter, for fans of Destroy All Monsters, Bikini Kill, Teenage Jesus, X Ray Spex… Swaraj Chronos – melodic noise and social commentary are their chief weapons, but nobody expects the Swaraj inquisition, although they do. Here they be. As fabulous a bunch of groovy misfits as you could wish for.   
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Thu 30 Dec
Double Barrel
 + Skankfinger
 + DJs
Double Barrel are a premium reggae, ska and rocksteady covers act-  a 5 piece band that covering a wide range of J.A classics, specializing in Trojan sets, ska sets or both! Two long sets of sensational party season bubblers and skankers for your delectation and delight inna di Dublin Castle tonite! With special guests, the deliciously named Stankfinger – playing punk and ska originals  plus choice covers  Fresh off the back of the release of their debut plugged-in single ‘Jolly Rancher’, we welcome the Stank Finger boys to the bubblin’ troublin’ Dublin.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 31 Dec
Greedy Soul
 + Bugbear's 25th Anniversary NYE Party
 + Specials Guest + DJs Til Late
Bugbear celebrate 25 years of putting on gigs (mostly) in The Dublin Castle during which time we have presented everyone from Muse to Madness, Amy Winehouse to The Libertines…and tonight Next Big Thing Greedy Soul are in the house for a special local as ya like New Years Eve Knees Up. All the Dublin’s kick ass DJ will be present and correct spinning a perfect off yer bonce NYE selection til the wee wee hours. Jobs a good un, you know where to go. Here’s to the next 25 Years, well, at least the next 25 minutes…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£15 in advance
Sun 2 Jan
Red Heron
 + Skin and Blister
 + DJs
Red Heron – young Hackney originated indie rock band drawing a line between punk rock and Radiohead.  Skin And Blister – ‘Sister Rock’ band, all girls, all punk, all rock.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
£5 in advance
Fri 7 Jan
Silent Egg
 + Saxophone Band
 + Tizane + Sound Pressure
Silent Egg- Art/fashion/culture/drama/( polymath!) Saskia Rothstein-Longaretti is playing it cool on socials right now, but if you know the secret of The Silent Egg…then you know…an art pop omelette or garage tinged punk soufflee? Un oeuf is an oeuf. Eggstatic. Saxophone Band– talking of conceptually driven stimulation for the soul and the brain and indeed the feet…which I believe we were….amassed sax blarting beatifically like crazy oil on canvas and poundsome drums in a rock solid frame, a weird and wonderful imagining. Tizane – some 1980s pop dynamics and crafted uber pop with original soundscapes, and some incredibly naked and soul searching songcraft from this remarkable 20 year old talent. Vocally there’s a hint of Delores Cranbery but Tizane’s a very original artist with a solo performance to stop you dead in your tracks. Heads were resolutely turned by her recent remodelling of Smiths and R.E.M classic s too.Sound Pressure – lilting psychedelic pop hot off the Groovy Train with some ’90s Baggyisms and crisp guitars and a laconic, louche feel that will surely appeal to Stone Roses fans and the like, with a little Spacemen 3 like tranciness and a smidge of alterno tood.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 8 Jan
Dakka Skanks – punked up 2 tone, bouncy hooktastic tunes, neat stuff.. a band seriously committed to bringing hard reggae, ska, dub and punk rhythms together in a fresh style. Clara Byrne‘s mesmerizing lead vocal cuts through like a wave of emotion, her lyrical integrity straight from the soul, with serious social and political issues explored through dramatic delivery. From hard steppers to traditional ska, furious punk and sprinklings of Motown, Dakka Skanks come with the style and always bring the dance. Ali McQueen –  Singersongwriter with a slight nod to Beck with the loping hip hop backing but there’s also elements of English psych folk, Nick Drake in particular. Rather good… The Silhouettes – Girl boy duo, doing shoe-gazey noise pop a-la Best Coast, bit like early Mary Chain too, simple but hooky tunes with some nice vocal interplay. good stuff. Threads On Canvas – punkish alt indie with fiery female vocalist, originals and version time in equal measure…do a nifty cover of I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor…and the crowd go wild.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 15 Jan
System Of A Down UK – The UK’s premier tribute to the music of SOAD. After years mastering our craft in many well known rock bands these guys give you a chance to hear some classics from all of System’s albums! Concrete Age – ‘Ethnic metal’….i.e high powered thrash metal of a Megadeth type with flutes and stuff! Crazy! And very cool. Wearing Buddhist togs in a neo metal manner whilst powering through their raw and superfast metal. Formed October 2010 in Russia by Ilia Morozov (singer,multi-instrumentalist  and composer).  Pryma – metallic rawk kicks a bit of Sabbath like arse only with a female Ozzy upfront – a definite Iron Maiden influence, and pretty heavy man.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 20 Jan
The Unfunkables – funk n soul, covers and newbies, rocking a lineup that includes 2 main singers, keyboards,  2 backing singersand a brilliant brass section. Play that funky music with aplomb, and willl get you dancing of a Thursday nite as if it were a Funky Friday or a Soulful Saturday.  Bridget – Sarah Kate Bradbury, formerly of Lover singing beautifully breathy Deborah Harry tinged stylings, and yes, she has a really good voice, – the highly accomplished band play crisp rock pop, and it’s dynamic stuff, Garbage, Blondie, St Vincent… Moonshine Heavies – slinky and slightly jazz tinged soulful rock. A little bluesy rocking out but all quite chilled out and groovy as feck- think Stones, Free, Frankie Miller, Black Crowes. Korts – pop friendly indie rock  with a keening, lovelorn vocal via psychedelic episodes and Floyd and King Gizzard influences nudging their way thru the boy next door vibe.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 22 Jan
The Skapones
 + The Skavengers
 + P45
The Skapones – a reet skanking pleasure…a ska band who play sassy Specials/Beat influenced originals as well as a buncha classics..a punky reggae tease all the way from..The Tees… as in Tyne Tees… oh never mind. Anyway these effortlessly Bonny Lads are leading lights in the Specialized Project, a wonderful phenomenon that raises money for Teenage cancer Trust & Youth Music UK and produces some amazing music from the post 2 Tone Brit ska and mod/scooterist scenes. Amazing bands have been tributes in the course of all this, and The Skapones with ace Skapones versions of ‘ Police On My Back’ (on Combat cancer- A tribute to The Clash), ‘Midnight Ravers’ (One Heart – A tribute to Bob Marley) and ‘Smithers Jones’ (2017 Specialized tribute to The Jam.). Support this band and their good works and have a brilliant night out in the Ancestral Seat Of British Ska into the bargain.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 5 Feb
Irish singer-songwriter Rory & The Island released his latestt single ‘Miss This’ last Summer – writes The Journal Of Music… ‘Miss This’ explores the basic little joys we all miss during this crazy situation, and has become a firm favourite during Rory & The Island’s successful weekly Facebook Live broadcasts which have built up something of a cult following with an average of 30,000 weekly views over the past year. Rory & The Island has had 12 Top 20 iTunes singles in Ireland in the past decade. His most recent single ‘When The Lights Go Down (Valhalla)’ reached Number 1 in early November 2020 and raised a few eyebrows when it kept Miley Cyrus, Lizzo and Dermot Kennedy off the top spot for the weekend. The single also climbed to Number 8 in the UK iTunes Songwriters chart. Rory’s journey began as lead singer of indie-rock band The Revs, who alongside being hotly tipped by the likes of U2, found themselves topping the Irish charts with two top 5 albums and a string of successful tours that made waves throughout Ireland, Europe and even reached Australia with a top 30 single – as well as beating Damien Rice, Relish and Six to take both the Meteor IRMA award and the Hot Press Award for Best Newcomer. After the bands split in 2007, Rory moved to a remote island in the Canaries where he opened a live music venue ‘The Island Bar’. It was there the Donegal songwriter performed weekly residency shows building up a following of people from all over the world that would travel to the island to come and see him perform. It was also here that Rory & The Island was born – with Rory Gallagher beginning his solo project under the name to avoid any confusion with the Ballyshannon/Cork Blues Legend. Two albums later, Rory & The Island independently earned himself 8 top 30s, 2 top 10s and a Number 1 single in the Irish Charts alongside performing all over the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Feeder and Alabama 3. 2019 saw Rory leave the island, return back to Ireland and extensively tour, filling out rooms around the UK and Ireland with his London show at The Dublin Castle selling out within 48 hours of going on sale.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£17 on the door
£14 in advance
Fri 11 Feb
The Satellites- Unabashed big bollocked Punk-Rock band from Acton, West London. Formed in 1977 on October 4th, twenty years to the day that the Russians launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite. Ya see?! Singer Derek Gibbs took on an early mantle of punk rock fame as the model on the front of the infamous 1977 ‘New Wave’ compilation album…every young punker had one, and admired Del’s beer flobbing antics before they ever heard his sonorous singing. They supported Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army on their first ever gig in that sainted year of ’77, and have played with all the great and the good of punk in the ensuing years….proper punk… and tonite they play with… DamageUK – Brian Damage outta Nuffin‘s new band, bringing his cousin Paul Flynn from those top geezers on bass, plus Reg Charles on drums. So think post Nuffin, post punk, think 1979 and the riffing has slowed down and it’s gotten a tad more dare I say new wave- like the difference between early Lurkers and the stuff they did later- or any of them bands come to mention it. Songs echo Clash circa London Calling, plus some nice Joy Division-ish guitar figures…dynamic stuff. The Assassination Bureau– frantic wanton punk rock and sensational spaghetti western vibes from this boy/girl/boy 3 piece- give it plenty too, some nice whammy bar twang and a keen eye on melodic content too. Isla Dogs – Bass Guitar and Vocals, Dave D. Void – Guitar and Vocals, Will D. Beest – Drums Audio assassination. Hits to order. Executed in 3 minutes or less…Daddy Those Men Scare Me – the cheekiest and wittiest of cheekily witty punk pop is the order of the day with yer Daddies. Wry social comment thru the prism of kitchen sink new wave pathos. A bit of Dury, a bit of Mark P, a bit of Squeeze...but maybe really we’re looking at a kind of Half Man Half Biscuit for Suburban London.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 12 Feb
[email protected] Dury And The Blackheads (Ian Dury Tribute)
 + Special Guests
[email protected] Dury and the Blackheads– The resemblance to the actual Ian Dury with these Blackheads’ very own Mr Love Pants Dave Bickley is certainly uncanny- and what is more he channels the high priest of the Rhythm Stick perfectly on stage, and the band live up to the groovy, energy fuelled playing of the Blockheads too. What a wonderful hit machine they were. All the favourites from New Boots And Panties and beyond will make this a wonderful night out for fans of Sex And Drugs And Rock And indeed Roll. This is what we find.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 16 Feb
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + 'Teds, Rebels, Hepcats And Psychos'
 + Q And A + Author Paul Wragg
 + Rockabilly DJ + Very Special Guests Live
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Wed 23 Feb
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Tony Fletcher
 + The Best Of Jamming + Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up, 1977–86
RNR Book Club is exceedingly pleased to welcome a real post-punk mover-shaker as our next victim/guest. Tony Fletcher guided Jamming! from a 6-page school publication to a nationally distributed monthly, and has now edited this wonderful new compendium edition just published by Omnibus. Features full-colour reproductions of original artwork, behind-the-scenes insights from Tony, plus the reflections of musicians and former contributors as they reassess their interviews and Jamming!’s long-lasting influence. One of Britain’s best-loved and most successful fanzines, Jamming! documented the musical landscape as it evolved between 1977 and 1986. Fully illustrated throughout, The Best of Jamming! includes numerous stand-out pieces from the zine’s impressive 36 issue-run, from early features on The Jam, The Smiths, Run-D.M.C, The Fall, Cocteau Twins and The Beat, to surprise exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney, U2 and Pete Townshend. Personal letters from Mark E. Smith, Paul Weller and others appear alongside arts, sports and politics features, poetry and a Foreword by Billy Bragg. An immensely evocative read, The Best of Jamming! perfectly encapsulates the excitement and unprecedented potential of the DIY era. Tony Fletcher is the author of ten books including best-selling biographies of Keith Moon, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Wilson Pickett, a co-write with Eddie Floyd, a memoir, a NYC music history and a novel. He lives in the USA and this is his only London event for the Best of Jamming! REVIEWS – ‘Jamming! was the quintessential punk rock product. Fletcher is fearless in his naivety, his subjects unguarded. This compendium captures its era perfectly’ Classic Rock, 8/10 ‘Highlights from one of the best fanzines. The masterstroke is Fletcher providing insights and later-life reflections on each issue. His fanzine was a cut above. So’s this compendium’ Kris Needs, Record Collector, 4/5… This event will feature… Interview / Q And A by Tony Gleed, special guests, books for sale, signings and selfies, dedicated DJ set showcasing the Jamming ethos and archive. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 19 Mar
Riff Raff
 + Skimmington Ride
 + DJs
Riff Raff, some of whom may look familiar if you like checking out Feckin Ejits, ya get me? Like the man said, these sounds lead the way. Fuck art, fuck everything, let’s dance. Skimmington Ride– Superb, Full-on Pogues meets the Dubliners mash up
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 9 Apr
Straighten Out
 + (Superb Stranglers Tribute)
 + Special Guests
STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there…with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the ‘early years’ sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970’s…! The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal ‘attack’ from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: ‘Peaches’, ‘Hanging Around’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘5 Minutes’, ‘The Raven’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Straighten Out’, ‘Down In The Sewer’ and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers’ albums and beyond… Straighten Out – live and unleashed – will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written…Straighten Out will put you back in that place…!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 23 Jul
Musik Maschine
 + (A Tribute to KRAFTWERK)
 + Daft Punk Experience + (Daft Punk Laser Show)
A full Kraftwerk tribute AND a Daft Punk laser show concept piece…an amazing night of electronica and bedazzlement assured!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance