Thu 23 Nov
Izzara-Indie classique, but with some deft almost metal lead guitar,  sounds a bit like Buffalo Tom in places, though with a decidedly Brit accent. Future Sound Cartel– sassy knowing indie rock with a bit of glam feel via some decidely outre and adventurous guitar parts and narco poppin FX…Got a great sound-  a bit like something off an ad for a phone or summink too…good stuff.  A lot of techy quirk and some abrasive art punk guitar… Bloody English– fizzing Buzzcocks pop punk sounds with a gnarled, urgent vocal that hits Pil-ish strides and gets a little rawk out Hawkwind/MC5 with the wig out soloing n all. Frantic, nicely so.Night Flight– “Five-piece alternative band from London”.
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Fri 24 Nov
Forget The Down-London band doing a feisty alt rock with a baggy swagger but a hard rocking riff monster edge. Dynamic stuff. Like Oasis go rawkTim Poland Redux – back again, and we’re very pleased to welcome them, Dublin Castle stalwarts of just a few years ago, the intense, wigging out, wiry rocknroll of TP is a delight and a foot moving enablement certainty too.  Number and Number -The band formerly known as ‘Tim Poland’, will be returning to the stage to perform raw guitar-based explorations of the human condition.’Bonnie Daffoe-Epic tunes with a Mott feel,crunching hard rock with widdly guitar, more AC/DC meets Kiss… all a vehicle for Bonnie’s deep, dark brown rawk rasp. Joan Jett springs to mind, also Bowie and The Rolling Stones. .The Raven Chords- magnificently mournful  Grunge/Americana rocking Boy/girl vocals with a Mark Lanegan via a grunged up Giant Sand vibe.    Seven Red Lions- alt rock with proggy overtones but snappy and upbeat all the same,  a psychedelic space rock feel at times which works well…late minute special addition ..on at 7.30 sharp! ondon
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Sat 25 Nov
Cats On The Beach- Fantastic orchestral indie with poetic lyrics. Kitchen sink classicism redolent of very early Cure, and kinda Radiohead via the Libertines with a soupcon of Lou Reed. Cats on the Beach have played shows for BBC Radio and the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music. The Trusted-  a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging from U2, The Clash,  Catfish and The Bottlemen, to The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Muse they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes evolving into a fierce but inviting and infectious and danceable pop n roll. Landspeeder- Gritty indie rock from a bunch of old faces from the 1990s Britpop scene, ex-members of Reuben, Mandelbrot Set and F.O.N.D, have worked with Suede, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kingmaker, Cast and loads more in the intervening years. Still giving it bigtime vital Brit indie rock and roll razzle dazzle. Davy Flats & The Holy Innocents-Charming and erudite indie pop that recalls The Byrds in terms of chiming melodies and hooks as well as pioneering indie pop like  The Gobetweens,  but with a snappy up to date production and  contemporary lyrical themes, Brexit, Gentrification etc, plenty of ethusiastic airplay from the likes of Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy.
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Sun 26 Nov
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
TMTWNBBFN formed in 2008, when former Creaming Jesus frontman Andy Heintz and cult comedian Andrew O’Neill combined music hall with punk and metal as the opening act for O’Neill’s Victorian-themed stand up show. The line up was expanded to a full band in time to be adopted by the burgeoning Steampunk scene, before finding fans across the musical spectrum with their unique take on twisted Victoriana, punishing riffs, big choruses and dark humour. Since settling into their current line up in 2010, completed by bass player Marc Burrows and drummer Jez Miller, TMTWNBBFN have released three full albums, as well as assorted EPs and one-off tracks. Their most recent record, Not Your Typical Victorians, was widely acclaimed as their best and most forward-thinking yet. The foursome continue to expand their musical horizons as they gain fans the world over. 2018 will see them celebrate their tenth anniversary with a new album and tour. Both will be punk as fuck. “Thrashingly loud and coruscatingly funny” – The Guardian “Probably the maddest, most original punk band around” – Louder Than War “Fiendishly entertaining… a taste worth acquiring” Terrorizer “One of the best bands in Britain today”- Pure Rawk
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Tue 28 Nov
Red Rock Jam
Red Rock Jam THE DUBLIN CASTLE’S WEEKLY OPEN JAM IS HOSTED BY LOCAL HARD ROCK BAND REDWIRE. If you want to play, come down at 7:30pm to sign up. It’s on a first come, first served basis and the slots fill up fast, so make sure you’re there promptly! Let us know if you want to play on your own, as a group, or if you want the house band Redwire, or anyone else to jam with. There will be amps, microphones and a full drumkit available to use, just bring your instruments and cables! It’s FREE ENTRY so come and enjoy the music, even if you’re not playing.
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Wed 29 Nov
The Bronsons–  Pub rock and rhythm n booze revivalists in a Brinsley Scwartz via Ducks Deluxe sense, plus a bit of acidic Dr Feelgood punky boogie woogie oh yes. The Count Bishops and The Inmates are also reference points via a little counter cultural trippy blues. A great night out in themselves Big Tooth-Slick soul pop with a right old singing singer with a quavery proper soul voice but they’re a proper band- a bit Doobie Bros- or Steely Dan for UK 2017…Some  reggae and  funk touches plus cheeky earworm guitar solos. OneOff-’tis  Poly Perez and  he’s a bit of a big deal in his native Argentina- plays the Stick as popularized – kinda- by Tony Levin.- so the dude plays a bass/guitar hybrid thing then loops it up as he goes playing sort of Crimson  instrumentals with a rock solid drummer, lotsa wobbly bass and fuzz guitar ..sort of art rock Pat Metheney.. Kape Kanveral-Infectiously catchy indie  equally informed by t proto-punk,  early Talking heads etc and U.k Post punk early X.T.C maybe.. Neat
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Thu 30 Nov
Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
 + PollyPikPocketz
 + Surprise Guests + Stunt Driver
Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons– With their eagerly anticipated third long player about to drop Buggerbear are very pleased to welcome back the always glorious Puss and the DJs. Tood agogo from Puss Johnson up front, taunting the crowd into a participatory cat scratch fever moshpit as the solid as fook Jake and Ant lay down the rawest, wranglingest, wriggling rocknroll imaginable. Varied too, with a pop sensibility, their pony is heavily laden with tricks aplenty. For fans of The Stooges, The Cramps, Sex Pistols and Bikini Kill for sure but so much diverse input to enjoy here and they always sound just like their good selves. Excitement and fun assured. PollyPikPocketz– Catchy punked up grunge with two female vocalists up front, electric and energised with a sass all their own, will be enjoyed by admirers of Lunachicks and L7. anarchistwood- witty and powerful space punk psych rocknroll countercultural collision of Stoogecore, anarcho punk and righteous ramalama.   Stunt Driver- the legend states ‘Stunt Driver Play Grunt’..Jack Flint, Paul Raggity and Rob Banks open with as esoteric and enigmatic a punk rock statement as you could hope for, so get in early doors please.
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Fri 1 Dec
Nuffin’s Vintage Punk Rock Christmas Party, with Borrowed Time & perhaps A.N Other, plus a very special guest set from Liverpool Punk Legends – Those Naughty Lumps. From Iggy Pop’s Jacket back in the Zoo Records/Erics days, the Lumps were the Scouse New Wave band too set on having fun to be worried about being as cool as Cope or as whack as Mac. OK they were never going to be Big In Japan, but they’re mahoosive in our hearts. These recently reformed mature gentlemen of punk pop know a thing or two about showmanship, smutty fun and top tunes. Fronted by a WW1 History Prof and a cricketer, you really couldn’t make this up. For fans of Deaf School, The Members, The Boys…. Nuffin- Move along Sonny, Nuffin to see here… On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin’ turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play ‘Audition Night’, only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an ‘undiscovered’ band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity.  So why not save the date to join the same four teenagers forty (and a bit) years on, playing the original set, and partying with friends like it’s 1977 all over again? What’s not love? Nuffin to be proud of!   RED-  as in Religion Equals Decay. Yup. Or Righteous Energetic Deviants? Punk fun all the way.. The Glorias- ‘RocknRoll so dirty you’ll need to take a shower’! Well Borrowed Time have had to pull out due to hospitalization so that’ll do me. There are no showers in the DC so follow the ahem golden rule, stay drrrrty.
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Sat 2 Dec
The welcome return of suberb 7 piece SKA covers act all yer 2 tone faves from Specials, Selecter Madness etc, played with verve and panache
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Sun 3 Dec
Free’s Company- Setting out to pay tribute to the massive talents of  Paul Rodgers and Paul Kossoff and succeeding in spades. Free, Bad Company etc mashed up together and played brilliantly well. Definitely one for the Brit Blues Rock connoisseurs. Free’s Company bring you the best of British Blues Rock icon, Paul Rodgers, from his groundbreaking work in Free (Alright Now, Wishing Well, Fire and Water) to the harder rock sounds of supergroup Bad Company (Can’t Get Enough, Rock and Roll Fantasy, Feel Like Makin’ Love). This is a sweat-drenched, authentic tribute to the music of the man that rockers around the world refer to as “The Voice” Peach are a fresh, hard hitting British rock band. Blending powerful no-nonsense guitar riffology with infectious vocal lines, their aim is to bridge the chasm between modern-pop and rock. Their live stage show is a glam-punk assault on the senses, brimming with passion, angst and energy. Clarence Oddbody – Terrific grooves that have soul and reggae inflections with an over riding hard rock melodic alt band rocking away with some top tunesmithery, commanding vocals and some right tasty lead guutar redolent of Jimmy Page in early Zep. All tasty in fact.
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Tue 5 Dec
Red Rock Jam
Red Rock Jam THE DUBLIN CASTLE’S WEEKLY OPEN JAM IS HOSTED BY LOCAL HARD ROCK BAND REDWIRE. If you want to play, come down at 7:30pm to sign up. It’s on a first come, first served basis and the slots fill up fast, so make sure you’re there promptly! Let us know if you want to play on your own, as a group, or if you want the house band Redwire, or anyone else to jam with. There will be amps, microphones and a full drumkit available to use, just bring your instruments and cables! It’s FREE ENTRY so come and enjoy the music, even if you’re not playing.
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Wed 6 Dec
The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Julie Hamill 'Frank' Book Launch
 + Q and A with Tony Gleed + DJ Tony Bugbear
Julie Hamill- ‘Frank’ book launch plus fantastic 1980s disco. In a twist of events for the Rock N Roll Book Club Tony Gleed will interview our regular host Julie Hamill about her new book, ‘Frank’, a novel set in 1980s Scotland about love, loss, grief and happiness. ‘Frank’, the first book in a trilogy entitled ‘Life And Soul’, centres on a man in his sixties who has lost his wife, June, and yet he still sees her and he’s not sure why. Is she a ghost?  Is heva bit forgetful?  Is it the strength of his grief?  And what will happen to their daughter, Jackie? Frank is accompanied by an eighties soundtrack of The Jam, Phil Oakey, Rod Stewart, The Smiths, Bow Wow Wow, Pet Shop Boys, Queen and much more in an exclusive DJ set put together by Julie Hamill and Soho Radio’s Tony Gleed. The evening will start at 7.30pm with Interview, Q&A and chapter reading, followed by book signing & disco. PRAISE FOR ‘FRANK’ ‘This book is so full of heart and everyday beauty. I was completely immersed in the world of Frank.’  Julie Hesmondhalgh, Actor, Coronation Street, Broadchurch ‘A comforting and deeply moving novel with much laughter through the tears.  If you have ever lost someone close, Frank’s story will take your breath away.’  Andrew McGibbon, Writer, BBC Radio 4 DUBLIN CASTLE ROCK N ROLL BOOK CLUB IS HELD ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH:  AUTHOR DISCUSSION, Q&A, BOOK SIGNING, EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PLAYS & MORE!
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Thu 7 Dec
Brutalligators
 + Fresh
 + Gender Roles
Brutalligators Are your new favourite post-youth post-genre post-label punk band playing songs that make your heart beat at least 0.2 times faster. Described as “A bundle of joy… life affirming and cherubic. We need indie nuggets like this to keep the ghouls at bay.”Fresh A stripped down post punk happening with loadsa attack, hooks and a refreshingly punchy sound, great female vocalist too loadsa attitude but a concise and measured delivery. Gender Roles are a dreamy 3-piece from Brighton who mix the best parts of indie, punk and emo into a big ball of gorgeousness that Upset described as “all dirty fingernails and wicked fun.
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Fri 8 Dec
 Starsha Lee-  Crispin from Daisy Chainsaw/Queen Adrena/Dogbones latest female fronted narco punk ramalama psych bundle o’ joy… a wall of Stoogecore metallic rocknroll noise and probing rhythmic righteousness fronted by the amazing yelpings of Ms Lee. China Bears-Effortlessly breezy and hooky indie pop, there’s a few old school indie references in here, Orange Juice, The Smiths, but they’re not that noticable, subtle hints really, quite a unique sound and a crisp bang up to date production. Austin Gold-blusey heavy rock , pretty much the same components as Whitesnake, but a groove-rock version thereof.., blues wailin vox, Hammond etc, skillfully reworks Kashmir, a Booker T number and the recent career of Jo Bonnamassi in the space of one song. North Parade- Urgent catchy indie pop, there’s a few 80’s references, referencing teardrop explodes in places, but an edgier stripped down version. decent impassioned indie pop moderne
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Sat 9 Dec
The Vibrators
 + Steve Hooker
 + Daddy Those Men Scare Me + Pistolhead
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. Still the case…Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band – super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio, get a reet good and grinding riffology going and take it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…damn good. Daddy Those Men Scare Me- More prosaically down to earth and utterly English in their punk rock approach, the deliriously good Daddies have nearly been doing it as long as Spizz…well not quite, but their Stranglers/Members/Squeeze informed crafted indeed crafty punk pop is a joy we’ve beheld at Buggerbear since oooooh 1994, wowsers. . Pistolhead- All very ’77/’78…but fun, and catchy….Early Jam , and more Sham than Pistols but fiery, funny and mighty fine… a 3 piece punk rock band with a nod towards folk. Wailing guitars, driving bass, destructive drums and political messages that challenge the status quo, Pistolhead get the blood flowing and keep you on your toes.
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Sun 10 Dec
Post Punk Club Present
 + Inertia
 + Black Light Ascension + The Frixion
INERTIA PLAY A SHOW TO CELEBRATE THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, DOUBLED WITH AN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR THEIR BRAND NEW OUTPUT “DREAM MACHINE” (METROPOLIS RECORDS). The band will be performing brand new material and the show will feature special guest appearances from past Inertia members! “Inertia are the best and most aggressive band in London” .. Gary Numan
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Tue 12 Dec
Red Rock Jam
Red Rock Jam THE DUBLIN CASTLE’S WEEKLY OPEN JAM IS HOSTED BY LOCAL HARD ROCK BAND REDWIRE. If you want to play, come down at 7:30pm to sign up. It’s on a first come, first served basis and the slots fill up fast, so make sure you’re there promptly! Let us know if you want to play on your own, as a group, or if you want the house band Redwire, or anyone else to jam with. There will be amps, microphones and a full drumkit available to use, just bring your instruments and cables! It’s FREE ENTRY so come and enjoy the music, even if you’re not playing.
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Wed 13 Dec
tbc + From Fire
 + Revolvers + Sam Handy
From Fire-Bluesey alt rock outta Guilford a low-slung sound with a nicely overdriven guitars and a rock solid rhythm section stirring stuff Revolvers-Sprightly indie pop there’s a possible nod to Artic Monkeys, but they’ve neat arrangements, decent hooks and quite an eclectic sound dipping a toe in post rock and folky psychedelia Sam Handy-Soulful blues rock with impassioned vocals, a stand out voice in fact not one of yer Sam Smith wannabes, stirring stuff
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Thu 14 Dec
Khartoum-Compelling blues infused psych rock recalling late 60’s U.S. west coast bands like Grateful dead and Crosby Stills and Nash. The Long Mynd-Alt-rock with undercurrents of Americana , also post-punk, recalls Teenage Fanclub and the more reflective moments of The Replacements Dote-Compelling post punk infused indie from Germany, kinda like Foals but with the emotive charge of prime-time U2
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Fri 15 Dec
The Pogue Traders- The premier Pogues tribute who do it so well yer actual Pogue Mahone alumni have been known to raise a glass or seven to their talent and fabulous energy. All the greats are given a good seeing to, trays get bent on craniums, and singalong joy and grinny faced beery dancing are both assured. A wonderful night out. Ben McKelvey- pleasingly raw toned indie pop with a bright Wedding Present sheen meets something like The Rifles by way of up for it energy and positivity…good gear. DJs We Got Killers– spinning Festive party bangers for assured frugging and shagging.
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Sat 16 Dec
Punk 4 Mental Health Fundraiser
 + Sick On The Bus
 + Punk Professor + Damidge
 + Tara Rez + Jason And The Argonauts
 + Italia 90 + Spizz
Punk4MentalHealth and FFRUKIT! awareness Xmas party faturing a slew of amazing punk acts plus DJs and poets from 5pm.  
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Tue 19 Dec
Red Rock Jam
Red Rock Jam THE DUBLIN CASTLE’S WEEKLY OPEN JAM IS HOSTED BY LOCAL HARD ROCK BAND REDWIRE. If you want to play, come down at 7:30pm to sign up. It’s on a first come, first served basis and the slots fill up fast, so make sure you’re there promptly! Let us know if you want to play on your own, as a group, or if you want the house band Redwire, or anyone else to jam with. There will be amps, microphones and a full drumkit available to use, just bring your instruments and cables! It’s FREE ENTRY so come and enjoy the music, even if you’re not playing.
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Wed 20 Dec
JD Kelleher
 + Timbertwig (t.b.a)
 + Anna Tosh + The Tomicks
JD Kelleher- The Irishman who took a cover of the Joy Division‘s’ classic ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ to No.1 in the charts of his native Ireland a couple of years ago. A nicely twangsome, moody crooner’s version it was too from the singer/ actor/director , now rocknroll maverick. His own songs are strident punky onslaughts on glam punk sensibilities: tons of great tunes and a rocknroll vision of the LGBT mindset.  Anna Tosh- A stripped down taut and dynamic take on moody alt pop which recalls The Rapture and Throwing Muses,  straightforward, to-the-point and has the requisite hooks, great stuff. The Tomicks- Highly accomplished rock-pop, with an early 70’s feel,m great arrangements and playing all round, recordings feature one of Simply Red, musically it’s elton John via Harry Nillson, great tunes full of Melody and hooks and a superb production, all good
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Thu 21 Dec
This Rose-Snappy, catchy funk-pop via Nu-Soul with a bright n breezy production and plenty in the way of hooks, reminds of Everything Everything in places, neat. Bobby Treacle’s Cartel-The Romanticism of wide open prairie pop and keening heart fit to burst alt country…stirring work..The Glass Mountains-Country rock with a soupcon of soul sounds like it sprung from Nashville but these are Londoners, like a stripped down version of Ryan Adams band Whiskytown of Gram Parsons circa The Fallen Angels, lovely stuff.
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Fri 22 Dec
Near Death Experience-Psych-tinged indie pop, reminds of The Chills, also some of Julian Cope’s solo work, all finely arrayed with decent hooks and a bit of a funk undertow at times, good work. You The Living–  Darkwave electronica no wavery from boy/girl duo now augmented by the remarkable percussive skills of one Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Republica) …lotsa great press from the likes of Louder Than War, Gods In The TV etc. Operating in an area somewhere between Neubatten, and the misty, mercurial end of Closer era Joy Division. Chow Chow Mandy- Siouxsie-ish vocals…more Creatures than Banshees though. Percussive electronica, moody soundscapes, ethereal stuff. Some sweetly squelchy synth bass and artful arranging. Nice.
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Sat 23 Dec
The Insights
 + Basement Cat
 + Black Swan Event
The Insights-9 piece ska covers band old school Jamaican ska and 2 tone covers Madness, The Selecter etc, all done fabulously well, recently seen supporting Madness…Basement Cat Breezy, hook laden indie pop influenced by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Oasis and The Stone Roses. Black Swan Event- Garage punk with a decidedly Brit feel, AKA Downliners Sect via late 60’s Brit psych pop a-la The Animals rsther than yer U.S nuggets style stuff. DJs We Got Killers– Essential dancefloor Yuletide selection.
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Sat 30 Dec
Rubbish OasisTributeBand- Wryly named after them Gallagher boyos penchant for rubbishing other bands in interviews please dn’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
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Sat 6 Jan
Spitting Feathers-Northampton based  punksters playing gnarled punky grebo stuff…part Gaye Bikers, part Cramps, part early Damned…female vocals a bit Faye Rezillos – if on mind rendering medications. Adam K’s Unholy Trinity-Edgy but hooky alt-rock with a funk-rock undertow a collision of Queens Of The Stone Age and early Red Hot Chiili Peppers The Little Horn-Emotive rock impassioned playing , soulful vocals, plenty of dynamism sorta reminds of Death Cab For Cutie in places but with a decidedly brit accent, also elements of the Foo Fighters,without sounding too much like them either, decent stuff.
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Thu 11 Jan
The Wilde– up and at ’em hard rock embracing ZZ Top and AC/DC and big beefy John Bonham drums. Def Lep style tight riffology and commercial chant alongability seal the deal. Vanessa Silberman– beautifully well executed crisply rocking PJ Harvey via Patti Smith style altness. Carissa Johnson- “Carissa Johnson takes more cues from Sleater Kinney than Evanescence, and her latest CD, For Now, is a straight-up rocker that recalls early aughts Boston bands Aloud and Damone.” – the Hippo (Boston) “Puts me in mind of the Go-Gos at a summit meeting with the Sex Pistols.” – Francis Dimenno, Noise Magazine (Boston)
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Sat 13 Jan
The Jam’d have built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’. The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance. And you’ll get all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, Beat Surrender and many more. An unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, allowing the audience to relive the experience of one of the most influential bands of the British music scene. You won’t be disappointed!….
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Fri 19 Jan
The Flaming Stars– Wonderful to have this pivotal London band back again -they provided us with many marvelous Dublin Castle gigs back in the day, and have had us swooning even more with the ones thye’ve played since their recent comeback. They just get better and better. John Peel favourites, their slinky garage punk tweaked rocknroll romantique hits a beautiful sweet spot somewhere between The Seeds and perhaps a Joe Meek wrangled Gallon Drunk, with tunes to die for and tood aplenty via the beautifully trashy keys of frontman, bon viveur and wordsmith Max Decharne...still, the swish Dirk Bogarde of Ye Trashe, the wrongful ravishes of time ain’t touched him or his ace band. A guaranteed night of excellence… The Delta Jacks– Excellence likewise located in these dudes. Rockabilly fuelled upbeat Americana a-la Sun Studios era Johnny Cash.. see also Hank Williams… all original tunes and great players too. DJs We Got Killers– spinning exotica, rhythm n blues, soul and sass into big party bangers as 2am approacheth….
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Sat 27 Jan
The Distractions-“One of the great lost bands of the New Wave era” (Blurt magazine. USA)The Distractions in the late 70s and early 80s were very well known on the post-punk music scene. They released records on the TJM, Factory, Island and Rough Trade labels to excellent reviews, as well as sharing bills with Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Fall, The Members, Squeeze and many others. They played all corners of the UK and Ireland as well as doing gigs in New York before splitting up.David Hepworth described their debut album, Nobody’s Perfect as, “An enchanting and vaguely disturbing collection of vulnerable pop”***Last year two of the original members, vocalist Mike Finney and drummer Alex got together with some friends after being asked to play at a memorial gig for Manchester punk legend John the Postman. It went down so well they decided to continue as a live act playing their singles as well as songs from the album “Nobody’s Perfect”Kajiki Volt-Post punk through a surf guitar- garage punk lens, think a more frenetic  Gun Club via Magazine,shades of Gallon Drunk and  the sorely missed Penthouse too. great tunes interesting arrangements, played with conviction. Fab Master Thieves- Bright guitars underpinned by a stomping rhythm section…there’s a nice Beatles/Badfinger overdriven powerpop vibe here with some bar room piano and inks like sha la la bvs…classic beat n roll with a touch of scally…nice songs, well delivered, good. ‘Check out the hottest thing out of Widnes (near Lpool/Manc) since Spike Island Wah Wah Club- Good ‘ol indie pop with a high melody quotient hooks a plenty, trace elements of Vaccines but pretty much their own sound, great stuff.
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Sat 17 Feb
The Sounds That History Saved Presents Viva Morrissey – Based in the Holy City of Manchester, Morrissey’s birthplace, and home of his former band The Smiths, Viva Morrissey are highly regarded for the authenticity and accuracy that they bring to their performance.  Viva Morrissey’s concerts are based on Morrissey’s present-day solo shows, which makes their live shows markedly different from those of tributes to The Smiths.  The Viva Morrissey 5 piece 90 minute live set includes Morrissey’s best known and most loved solo material alongside many of the classic Smiths songs.        
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Sun 18 Feb
Special Kinda Madness
 + Madness' House of Fun DJ, King RebSka.
Special Kinda Madness are delighted to announce that they are launching their ‘Madness-only’ show at the famous, Dublin Castle in Camden Town on Sunday 18th February. This will be a late afternoon show with the live music kicking off at 4pm. And to make the day even more special, the band will be playing the One Step Beyond album in its entirety for the first set! One Step Beyond is Madness’ 1979 debut album and was ranked 90th in a 2005 survey held by British television’s Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. The album peaked at number two and remained in the UK Albums Chart for over a year. And after this classic album, Special Kinda Madness will be playing all the classic Madness hits over the last 30+ years in their 2nd set, along with some of the lesser heard album tracks. The DJ on the day will be Madness’ House of Fun DJ, King RebSka. It’s a Madness Fest, and not one to be missed!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 3
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sun 25 Feb
Steel City Rock And Shop Matinee Show
 + Hurt Attack
 + Blind Fire + Not For Long
 + Vida Wasteman + Worthless Motivation
 + PUNK VS GRUNGE!
It’s Punk Versus Grunge as Steel City Smokes The Smoke again. A special matinee show with a handpicked selection of Sheff’s finest punk and grunge rocknroll outfits.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2
£6/£5 on the door