Mon 21 Oct
OPEN MIC
 + Red Rock Jam
 + Midnight Strollers
REDROCK JAM Open mic night  07:45-11:00 Sign up 07:45 limited slots, all styles welcome.  Featured band: Midnight Strollers
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 23 Oct
Fadercane-chugging alt rock with a Muse meets Foo Fighters vibe though the vocal is far more of a pop delivery, decent sound,. A rawk imbued WhoRidiculous– Shimmering psych pop of a sunny disposition, think XTC via Lightning Seeds, and big fave raves for Bugbear back in the as they say day…and they’re back! Huzzah! The Band featured then as now drummer extraordinaire Jon Moss after Culture Club split 1st time round, he’s back in the band alongside songsmith Sebastian Wocker, vocals/guitar (Yeah / Hair / Michel Van Dyke) Erran Baron-Cohen: vocals/keys/trumpet (composer of film music for Borat / Bruno / The Infidel and brother natch of Sascha) And Pete Noone : bass/vocals (Roger Daltrey / Roger Taylor, Mick Ronson). All star cast, all star audience. Probably. Get yer selfie sticks out. Warp Rays – Young 3-piece rock band, smooth harmonies and a varied palate of groovy instrumental textures. Seaside Witch Coven – Punk/indie popsters with interesting melodies and guitar-lead attacks with powerful vocals, influenced by Pixies and Husker Du.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 24 Oct
Tom Holliston- Independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada, founded the show business Giants in the late ’80s. This later led him to The Hanson Brothers and the legendary Canadian underground punk band NoMeansNo. His solo works usually consist of enigmatic, humorous alternative rock songs, which are characterized by great musical variance and deal with playful and obscure themes of pop culture. Selina Martin-Raised on a farm in the Ottawa Valley, now based between Toronto and France, extraordinarily acclaimed Canadian songwriter Selina Martin pushes the boundaries of pop, rock, singer/songwriter, punk and experimental music while writing incredibly hooky pop songs Martin can be “…compared to groundbreaking female songstresses whose art has transcended the usual Rock-Star / Pop-Diva template of popular music, icons such as Kate Bush, Lene Lovitch and Bjork.  Simon Wells- Ex of legendary roustabout Brit skate-punk band Snuff, he’s here tonight doing compelling solo acoustic blues.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 25 Oct
Katherine Aly– having collaborated on many musical projects in Scotland’s capital, including Hidden Door Festival, various art projects and as the lead singer of shoegaze band, Lilac Melt, the exceedingly talented Ms Aly has since worked with innumerable UK-based musicians/bands, including Baby Taylah, Glassmasterer, False Bliss, Midi Paul and Sheltering Waves. Her melody-driven tracks are a multi-genre experimentation with ethereal, lyrical elements and dreamy ambience. Her single ‘The Skin I’m Made Of’ made a great impact, as did her debut live performance alongside Scots noir wave icons The Filthy Tongues in The Dublin Castle earlier this year, and she subsequently played with the Tongues’ mothership, the amazing Goodbye Mr McKenzie at their sold out Aberdeen show earlier this year . Originally from Greece, Katherine Aly has a unique story arc and an equally singular talent all her own with influences from the likes of Dead Can Dance, Chelsea Wolfe and Jeff Buckley. Currently working up her debut album ad with the excellent new ‘Sunny Days’ single to promote, we can’t recommend checking out Katherine’s show tonight enough. D-Kel & Los Bandidos – Mixing a mighty agreeable and engaging yelp of a rap with some heavy funk rock…like Wiley fronting Funkadelic…kinda. Frontman D-Kel takes inspiration from London where he was born and bred and Latin America where his roots lie, and draws inspiration from Artists such as Roots Manuva, Slaves, The Beat, The Specials, Jamie T, The Streets, Calle 13 & Tego Calderon. Social conscience with a cool creative spin of verbals. The excellent ‘Racket’ is available on all good music forums.  Another unmissable new act you can say ‘I was there’ about in a few years time!… Calum Lintott –  After releasing his official debut EP, ‘The Way It Is’, in 2016, which features fan favourite and his debut single ‘ Pin-Up’, Lintott has been hard at work. Non stop writing, creating and releasing bigger anthems, including the much anticipated emotional acoustic track ‘I Don’t Mind’, in early 2018 and his double single ‘Hometown & English Daisy’ at the tail end of 2018. Lintott released his new single ‘My Dear!’ in April 2019. The new ear worm of a track is a smack in the face reminder that Lintott’s exciting and lively mix of indie pop is awfully infectious. “Anthemic Indie Pop at its finest, BRILLIANT!” – GIGSLUTZ / THIS FEELING Hugo Hamlet and the Dandelions – witty and engaging jazz tinged pop with wry, sharp lyrics, rocking a sorta Noel Coward for our times, also a bit of a Jarvis Cocker vibe and at times Momus and The Divine Comedy. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 26 Oct
2 Tone Tribute Tour
 + Ska Face
 + Dadness
Ska Face– Excellent 10 piece Ska band from the original ghost town Blackpool, covering all yer 2 tone faves, Madness, Specials, Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Beat etc with much verve and aplomb, as well as banging out their own originals. Find yerself skanking all night long at a fabulous dance craze party. Also featuring Dadness– Nutty men? Absolutely. A Going A Bit Grey Day for all to enjoy… welcome to the greenhouse of fun, these distinguished gents will be a joy. NB MAD WASP RADIO DAYTIME EVENT FREE ENTRY 2PM TO 5PM
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 27 Oct
Sister Suzie And The Right Band – The Right Guys play rootsy rocknroll and rnb with badass blarting sax and you get a raw and powerful vocal from the petite but powerful Suzie….a goodly rough hewn feel,  punky in it’s rawness but kinda retro with contemporary touches…and although you’d put this more in the Brenda Lee via Wanda Jackson ballpark she sounds not unlike Poly Styrene actually, similar sassy voice. Rendacium – excellent young modernist rocknroll band out of Sheffield. Bags of energy and fab tunes played with reet proper oomph.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 4pm
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Mon 28 Oct
OPEN MIC
 + Red Rock Jam
 + Hypnotonic
REDROCK JAM Open mic night  07:45-11:00 Sign up 07:45 limited slots, all styles welcome.  Featured band: Hypnotonic
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 30 Oct
A Night Of 20/20 FISSION starring- Wooden Giraffes – ethereal dreamo pop with minimal beats and nicely narcotic wash of synth sounds…shugaze nugaze, druggy and sweet, with fabulous floaty female vox..superb 2020somethings to watch… Slow Like A Feeling – Electronic beats with postpunk guitars and kool keyboard, presenting an interesting blend of ’80s sounds with hard-hitting guitar accompaniment and some unique/nostalgic vocals… a nice new sound that transcends many genres, and solid work for this toothsome twosome. She Robot –  a live looping artist, with an eclectic, dynamic live show…the fabulous Suzy Condrad is She Robot… multi layered vocals, with lots of cheeky character, isomewhere between Britney Spears and Laurie Anderson! That’s a good thing. Clever little tunes with winning left field riddims and that wonderfully joyous vocal blend. Plus some arresting covers (Kate Bush, X Ray Spex). Look out for a new single out on Northern Quarter Recs…. Idle Hands – 5-piece Manchester-based indie/psychedelia band, with a deep and dark vibe from grooving guitar, and melodies that are sweet and memorable. Yellow Cap -Snuck in last minute for a welcome impromptu show this Hallowe’en Eve…and they have a song called ‘Trick Or Treat’ so we’re in good talons. Self proclaimed ‘Ass kickin music’. Yellow Cap was founded in 1998. and play their own blend of  Funk, Punk, Rock, Jazz, Latin and of course Ska and Reggae – usually at breakneck pace…yes, this ska and rudeboy reggae band outta Germany play upbeat, brassy, bouncy music with a fair bit of funtime fooling around and larks –  equal parts The Specials, Madness and Bad Manners.  Voted best Skaband Beim Deutschen Rock & Pop Preis. Onstage 7.30pm  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 31 Oct
One Eyed Toad Hallowe'en Hellfest
 + Morass Of Molasses
 + Juniper Grave
Hallowe’en is heavy as hell this year in the wickedly capable contorted hands of One Eyed Toad Records … Hard Rock, Melodic Rock/Metal, Prog Rock/Metal, Modern Metal, Traditional Metal, Extreme Death/Black Metal, Dark Rock/Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Deathcore – all heaviosity is here with the emphasis suitably enough tonite on doom metal …doom laden delights from Morass Of Molasses and Juniper Grave…be afraid, be very afraid. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 1 Nov
Dumb As You Are –  bring their powerfully authentic Nirvana Homage to The Dublin Castle for their first London headline show. These three decent, clean-cut young men play ‘heavier than heaven’ versions of the influential grungers’ back catalogue, selecting songs from every studio album as well as the occasional classic bootleg. Rather than relying on the corny outfits and gimmicky showmanship of many ‘tribute’ acts, the trio place the focus back where it should be: Nirvana’s amazing songs, played with meticulous care and ferocious energy: true to the immersive sound which created moshpits in Seattle in ’89 and Reading ’92. ‘Dumb As You Are’ are fans, first and foremost. By keeping these vital songs breathing and sweaty in an intimate live setting they pay homage to their teenage inspiration creating an essential sonic experience for all lovers of Nirvana. AKA…Not to be fucking missed dudes. Twin Jackal-Alt rock, witha possible nod to Million Dead et al,nice crunch to the guitars and a pretty impressive sound all round, strong tunes too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Mon 4 Nov
Wayne Hussey
 + Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Q And A & Book Signing + Special Guest DJ
Wayne Hussey’s first book Salad Daze is published on May 23rd by Omnibus Press. And we’re very pleased to announce Wayne will be appearing tonight in The Dublin Castle for a RocknRoll Book Club Q and A and book signing event with bespoke Mission inspired DJ sets mirroring Wayne’s remarkable career. The book chronicles Wayne’s life from childhood up to The Mission and everything in between. Salad Daze is a confessional, engaging and explicit account of life in the eye of rock’s storm told with wit, warmth, humour and laugh-out-loud moments. A limited Special Edition version will include a personalised certificate of authenticity, a double A side 7” single of two unreleased demos, a bespoke USB stick with a further nine unreleased demos, and extra photographs. In addition, three Special Editions will each contain a golden ticket; one to win Wayne’s first guitar, and two to win exclusive art prints. Each chapter of Salad Daze is accompanied by a playlist specially curated by Wayne to listen to while reading, and features artists as diverse as Elvis, Radiohead, Suicide, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, David Bowie, Television, T Rex, Cigarettes After Sex, Iggy Pop, and Telly Savalas. Stopping off tonight for an indepth interview with RNR Book Club’s Julie HamillWayne has also announced a full European tour throughout the autumn. Born in Bristol and raised as a Mormon, Wayne had his epiphany as a young boy watching Marc Bolan and T. Rex on Top Of The Pops. Seeing his destiny in a blinding flash of glitter, mascara and dark curls, he decided he was going to be a rock star too. Later, leaving Bristol to move to Liverpool – home of his beloved Liverpool Football Club and birthplace his favourite band The Beatles – it wasn’t long before Wayne surrendered to excess and debauchery as he gained recognition and notoriety as lead singer and principal songwriter in The Mission, after previously being guitarist with The Sisters Of Mercy, Dead Or Alive, and a member of Pauline Murray’s Invisible Girls.He is one of a kind, and whether he likes it or not, he’s an absolute legend, and I can’t think of anyone on planet Earth who has a better story to tell.” Gary Numan “I toured a lot with The Mission and Wayne was much too bright and nice a guy to be in the rock business. He always had a sense of humour.”  Iggy PopAfter years and years of living with repression and religious guilt, I had finally shaken off those shackles to become the clichéd licentious, degenerate, promiscuous rock star – everything that my mother feared I’d become.” Wayne Hussey   NB Advance tickets are available inclusive of a book which will be signed on the night at just £23.00, or you can simply buy the book on the night.    
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 6 Nov
Jo Wood
 + Stoned
 + (Life With The Rolling Stones) + Rock N Roll Book Club
Julie Hamill will be in conversation with Jo Wood this evening for our second extra rocking Rock N Roll Book Club event this week.  Known as a model, television personality, and entrepreneur (setting up Jo Wood’s Organics food company in response to a bout of serious illness 30 years ago). She is  of course also the former wife of  Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. She accompanied him regularly on tour, looking after his wardrobe and diet. In a super packed International lifestyle Jo Wood has also designed clothes for the fashion comapny ‘No Scruples’, and published her autobiography Hey Jo’ in February 2013. But tonight is all about her new book ‘Stoned : Photographs And Treasures From Life With The Rolling Stones’…a must read document for any enthusiastic Stones fan or casual observer rock fan alike, with 500 never seen before photographs, notes and mementoes  from life behind the scenes with the world’s biggest, baddest rock n roll band. In celebration of Keef’s little brother Ronnie and the mother of his children gracing our stage tonight, DJ Tony Bugbear dusts off  classic vinyl aplenty for an emotional rescue package of Rolling Stones roots, shoots and fruits. Come on down, meet Jo Wood, grab a selfie, buy a book, get a signature, get a wonderful insight into the extended Stones family from the perfectly placed Ms Wood. Get Stoned. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Thu 7 Nov
Subterranean Street Society-Blues infused folk rock from the Netherlands. there’s a nod to the likes of Radiohead, Bon Iver Nick Drake, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Paolo Nutini, but pretty much their own sound, emotive and reflective tunes with a wash of psychedelia Michael Lukes- Neatly executed contemporary pop which manages to avoid straying into the generic pop territory of Ed Sheeran et-al this is a little more soulsearching and cerebral, his voice is pretty unique too and tunes are strong. Pat And The Hats- Blue eyed soul and sunny side up Californian pop converge with a little indie rock to make a fairly palatable confection, soulful, commercial, a little sacharine but decent…harmonizing is great.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 8 Nov
Luke Carey
 + Plus Support
Luke Carey –   Accomplished acoustic singer/song writer from North London. Influences: Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Jamie T, Paolo Nutini. As the luverly Luke sez ‘The last sold out show in The Dublin Castle was actually mental. Thank you so much to everyone who was apart of the maddest gig of my life’ This will also be a packed to the gills banger- book early…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 9 Nov
Block 33
 + Plus Support
 + Special Guest DJs
Block 33 –  Bugbear in association with The Stone Beach Modernist Club  give you The Modernist Club presents BLOCK 33 LIVE at London’s legendary Dublin Castle, Camden venue. Come & See The Mod Revivalist’s Debut Headline Show In The Capital. Block 33- play edgy indie rock with punch, rocking simple but effective riffs with a glam rock touch here and there. So you’re thinking The Jam via The Sweet meets The Manics, fine work too, then they totally confound your expectations by dropping the frantic rock and putting in a bit of sitar like guitar, seagulls and psychedelic phasing …great stuff…  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 10 Nov
Belgian tribute to the kings of boogie rock. All the hits faithfully reproduced “Down Down”, “Roll over lay down”, “Caroline”, “Rockin’ all over the world”  etc etc, over two sets. With a few lesser known but equally fantastic tunes thrown in
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.30
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Wed 13 Nov
Pink Mirrors – “If Foo Fighters were abducted by aliens…”, an ace indie noise rock group, funky instrumentals with cool riffs, pop-punk vocals that hint at a commercial currency and dang catchy lyrics. Flat Lager – Excellent stuff…ripping Void Oids / Television guitars with lots of sevenths and intensity and a suitably urgent rocknroll protestation vocal style. Raw throated and poetic…comes on like early Happy Mondays meets Slaves…very good work, now sup up. Hot Face-Mark E Smith type vocal and some atonal keyboard stabs and sexily sloppy drumming via a little freakout Mothers guitar…elsewhere punky yelpy Swell Maps style alt pop, some stoned laconic psychedelic kinkiness going down here. ..yeah cool. Sea Driver – Alt rock, quite mellow at times but then again with heavy crank-it-up sensibilities and vocals that are quite Lou Reed… A 20/20 Fission Showcase
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 15 Nov
PlayDead – Ferocious power psych with some popular indie rock nuances tempered by tremendous loud and proud heaviosity…this young trio really do create a marvelous, malevolent noise that belies their tender years. Smasheroo. One-Eyed Disco – hook tastic edgy indie-punk, great stuff it is too that positively bristles with energy . There’s a bit of an Arctic Monkeys vibe without really sounding like em. Fab. Heavy Salad – making sunny side up summery psych/indie pop that puts you in mind of Boo Radleys, Teardrop Explodes and The Webb Bros– pretty classy this. Nice bit of edge to it too. Crushed By Pimps – “A fusion of post-Punk, prog rock and electronic music blended together to make upbeat repetitive melodies with dark underlying messages.” Have a rather tasty tune called ‘Thurston Less’! Arf… which does actually sound a little bit like a fired-up Sonic Youth …great stuff. DJ s We Got Killers – Keeping the rocknroll rumblin’ til 2am, with a side order of soul, reggae and exquisite, exotic bangers aplenty.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 16 Nov
Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons – Punk, hardcore, psychobilly, noize rawk and just a dash of metal played with the exacting energy and passion we know and luv. Always a challenging, compelling, empowering performance by Puss Johnson up front,  against a backdrop of fabulous , shredtastic, hook laden rumbling rock n roll from Jake and Ant, often augmented by Puss on second geetar. Brilliant, and thoroughly in the not to be missed dpt as ever. There’s a Dirty Johnson in No.10 but these three are No.1, ya git me. Hotdoggrrrl And The Sesame Buns – Attitood to the fore female fronted garage punk with a twangsome surf elementand plenty of sass n frenzy, as you’d wish. Mustard AND ketchup AND onions. Yum. Dirty Viv – Punk pop ramalama, for girls who do boys who like confounding your expectations… and a with a penchant perhaps for girl group and The Ramones …memorable tunes perpetrated by very good players, good stuff. Bone Zeno – Cursin’, cussin’, carousin’ punk rock with a swampy blues current running through it via nasty bedroom DIY punk elements…A man with  mission…and that mission is yowsah let’s get damn frantic. Think Stooges/Black Flag/Ministry. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 17 Nov
EOEMetaTOUR
On his right forearm, East of Eli frontman Nathan West proudly brandishes the phrase, “Music is medicine for the soul.” It echoes loudly as a personal and artistic mantra for the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and philanthropist. As such, his music extracts and excavates identifiable emotion from the union of Americana song craft, electronic unpredictability, and rock ballast. Just above this ever-changing soundscape, he holds nothing back lyrically and dispenses a sonic remedy of his own.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£15 in advance
Wed 20 Nov
Mongrel Dogs- Frippery free classic hard rock with a Brit accent and a high melody quotient and nods to Lizzy, Motorhead and The Almighty. All righty.  Poquet- Heavy funk soul with a mid 70’s feel, Parliament and Funkadelic could be touchstones, but there’s also elements of Prince and something more outre and experimental, what with the hazy psychedelic feel to some tunes, neat. Lex – Alex Ayora has contributed to projects for such as Harley Davidson, Madrid Fashion Week, CHCuatroGas… Now he has just recorded his next single UnluckyHe travelling  to Abbey Road to record part of his project in English, which all his followers will soon be able to listen to on digital platforms. Jay Dunn – Americana tinged singer songwriter dude with full band playing very accomplished and emotive fare…turning heads all over the place just now, a rosy future is assured for this exciting new talent.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 22 Nov
Vanity Kills – Very well put together tight and testy doom/thrash tech rock..think Rammstein, Marilyn Manson etc… and the punk factor is set good and high so that’s good…. lotsa Ministry-esque sample-ology though the guitar solos are more GNR than LARD… very good bandy’all. Graces Collide – hard rock of a muscular construct outta Brighton…picture Foo Fighters flashing back to their hardcore roots- Minor Threat, Black Flag etc… Grace Solero – with elements of Led Zep, Pearl Jam and Heart, the eponymous band Grace Solero are fronted by Italian singer …Grace Solero is a brilliant vocalist with superb stage presence. And fabulous playing all round from the band, taking in hard rock, grunge, alt and psychedelic nuances. Caine – Hard rock with an intensity and passion that gets pretty damn crazed, but the melodic post grunge dynamic anchors everything down to accessible grooves and pop choruses. But they do get wild! Rock out! Psychopathic Romantics – Taking in bits of Bon Iver, Radiohead and older of school psych rock acts like Spirit,  the folky, acoustic, slowmo punk showcased on the Bread and Circuses album has been tampered with some Beatledelik rock.  Guitars  get swapped on occasion for  bouzouki, mandolin and indian harmonium. The songcraft is also A1.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 23 Nov
The Legendary Noel G– In 1996 Noel Gallagher left his jack and coke behind in the Dublin when he left in a hurry due to being papped and also being a little disgruntled at Damon Albarn having it large at the secret Blur gig the week before. ‘I’ll be back for that’ he said…and here he isn’t. Actually a) the jack and coke is still awaiting his return with a cling film lid in a safe place behind the bar, and b) This may not actually be Noel Gallagher but fook me it’s fooking brilliant our kid, an amazing band fronted by a remarkable Gallagherization. All yer Noelly/Oasis faves ahoy. Head Of Light Entertainment – Crafty indie pop with some artful touches outta Newcastle. The Legendary Too Drunk- yes, 2 legends one night, and The Too Drunk are legends indeed, their garage thru bedsit punk pop being a joyful party hearty affair perfect for weekend drinking of a sensible type oh yeah. The Long Mynd– psych and Americana and the bedrock of indie rock brilliantly played .
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Tue 26 Nov
Oliver Shaw Experience
 + Sister Mercedes
 + Close ToThe Sun
Oliver Shaw Experience – echoes of Kurt Cobain, yer Gallaghers, The Libertines and other recent artistry but with a trad Brit folk slant, and not a little psychedelic sauce and a hint of avant garde punkery. The garage twang puts you in mind of The Allah Las too, and that’s no bad thing. . All manner of great stuff coalesces in Oliver’s fertile musical back yard, from psych to blues to twisted soul and experimentally (un-)hinged alt rock. Sister Mercedes- began as the alter ego of Darren Van Asten from nifty noughties mover shakers Junkbox, but fashioned into a fully fledged freakout fellowship with ex members of The Intolerable Kidd & Friends and The Lonesome Cowboys from Hell. Pithy, punky, tales des nos jours. Ah, oui.  Close To The Sun – psych and prog and wigout rocknroll combine in some serious soundscapes.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Wed 27 Nov
The Now-Indie trio outta Wales, hook-laden songs executed with panache and a highly polished production, in the vein of Catfish and the Bottlemen, with a dash of Killers, great stuff reckon they could go the distance. The Gaa Gaas –  ‘a goth version of The Rapture‘…well, kinda…see also post punk icons The Scars, Magazine (John McGeough like guitar…see also The Banshees), Pil and Bauhaus. Artrocker like em so here’s a quality seal of approval…and so do Bugbear, so there’s another, yes, they’re good. Seprona – 5 piece band from Liverpool. Their last two singles have propelled them on to a national scale, How Much Time was played on BBC Radio 2 several weeks running, and their latest single Slow Down was used by ITV This Morning and played to millions of people. Think highly melodic indie pop with a wash of psychedelia. Paisley Park- Classic indie rock with plenty in the way of hooks and melody, shades of Oasis in the overall sound also a possible nod to Stereophonics, so strong anthemic tunes payed with conviction.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 28 Nov
Charity Event
 + Special Guests TBA
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 29 Nov
Alternative TV
 + (New Material/Experimental Set)
 + Gad Whip + JFK Contrastate
 + DJ William Bennett
Alternative TV and fourth Dimension Records – First evening of a two day event bringing together a few of the artists Fourth Dimension Records has worked with in more recent years alongside a couple of others whose work is actively endorsed. There will be an exclusive release tied in with this available from the first day of the event onwards. A limited edition 10″ featuring exclusive tracks from a few of the artists involved and a couple of others. Please note- 100 early bird weekend tickets available Tonight- Alternative TV (newer material/more experimental set) with Gad Whip, Kleistwahr and Contrastate + DJ William Bennett 19.30 – 23.30
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.00
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 30 Nov
Alternative TV
 + (The Image Has Cracked Set)
 + Map 71 + JFK
 + Theme + Splintered
 + DJ William Bennett
Alternative TV and Fourth Dimension Records – Second evening of a two day event bringing together a few of the artists Fourth Dimension Records has worked with in more recent years alongside a couple of others whose work is actively endorsed. There will be an exclusive release tied in with this available from the first day of the event onwards. A limited edition 10″ featuring exclusive tracks from a few of the artists involved and a couple of others. Please note- 100 early bird weekend tickets available Tonight- Alternative TV (The Image Has Cracked set) with with Map 71, JFK, Theme + DJ William Bennett   Splintered added so have to start early. 7?
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.00
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 7 Dec
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 yer having such a good time. They don’t ease off the gas for a second.  With The Members’ Nigel Bennett on guitar and bass ace Pete chopping out the riddim. Hopefully original songsmith Knox will be popping by from RNR Rescue next door for a bit of Baby Baby action too… Steve Hooker 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. Nuffin –  the legendary Roxy Club  ‘Audition Night’/Janet Street-Porter aTV spot captured the youthful ‘Boys who like to do Nuffin’ for posterity.  A mere forty two years later their debut album ‘Crowd Control’ appears, showcasing their charming, irreverent old school punk pop played clean and fast just like back in the day. Arrive nice and early for Nuffin!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 8 Dec
Special Kinda Madness
 + Christmas Party
 + DJs
Special Kinda Madness Christmas Party– We’re very pleased to welcome back to The Dublin Castle (as you must know by now, ‘The Ancestral Seat of Madness’, by decree of Viscount Suggs) the premier Specials AND Madness tribute act on the circuit. SKM will gift you a rip roarin’ two sets from each band, making up round about 2 hours plus of the top two triffic 2 Tone turns taken totally to the tippertop. And trying saying that with out yer teef in Mrs Dammers. You can’t ask for a better Christmas party of a Sunday afternoon into early evening. So don’t worry about it being a school night, just dust off yer loafers and fix your pork pie hat just so… we’ll be done and dusted nice and early. Fuck School, Let’s Dance… NB Doors 4pm
Dublin Castle

Doors from 4pm
£15 on the door
£13 in advance
Fri 13 Dec
Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Party
 + Starsha Lee
 + The Weird Things + Pollypikpocketz
 + Roxanne Fontana
Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Party – with Starsha Lee, The Weird Things, Polly Pikpocketz, Roxanne Fontana…When Weird Thing, Moped Johnny and Sensible Grey Cells batteur extraordinaire the lovely Mr Martin Parrot waited for Bugbear at the end of a dark alley one night rocking a perky proposition we knew we were in for a reet treat. And at Christmas! So tonight’s gift that keeps giving is all about combining four exciting and invigorating exponents of ferocious female fronted punk n roll  (Riot Grrrl des nos jours with that London twist) and the exotic dancing of empowered women – and maybe men- from the Burlesque/Boy-esque scene. So we’re very pleased to welcome Rachel Darq (Crumpet, Rock  N Roll Cabaret) back to The Dublin Castle with her supercool cohorts to really up the bump and grind ante… decadence, punk rock and crackers all round…Santa’s sack is that wee bit plumper this year.  Female fronted punk nite bands , a burlesque element, DJs til 2am, an iconic venue…’Grrrlesque Burlesque’ is born…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 15 Dec
The Evil B'stards
 + Jizzsocks
 + Seeds Of 77 + Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
 + The Vulz + Scowl
 + Party Baggies + (A Punk Rock Xmas Cracker)
A Punk Rock Xmas Cracker of an all dayer with The Evil B’Stards – who are these mystery Menaces and what have they got against the G.L.C….OK Noel Martin may well be involved here so if you know your street punk you also know you are in perfect punk rock company. Jizzsocks– if you’re gonna pay tribute to the absolute legends that are Buzzcocks make sure you have it nailed. Sorted. And then some some. Brilliant reading of the Shelley and Diggle canon…also ‘come’ up with a good buzzy name, cock…I think they managed that too. Orgasms just got more addictive. Who Killed Nancy Johnson? – are a​ ​high-energy and heavy ​pop-​punk band whose influences include The Stooges, The Ruts, Buzzcocks, The Rezillos, Alkaline Trio, Tsar, Ash, Lit, Rival Schools, The Drills, 3 Colours Red, Weezer, Sabbath… I hear some Heartbreakers too… The Vulz – Heartbreakers shaped rocknroll, also taking in all strands of sassy punk from ’60s garage to ’70s garageland. Scowl – Attitood to the fore d.i.y punk with a snarling lead vocal, also dips a toe in Grunge and Psych, and takes on the same kinda countercultural chaos as perfected by anarchristwood… Now added 2 exciting punk bands Kickback Generation and Zero Tolerance, and from the North East and the stonking Party Baggies outta Sheff…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30
£10 on the door
Thu 19 Dec
White City Vultures – London-based gritty no-nonsense rock band playing original material and covers. Front man Steve Bird calling the shots on vocals, Alex’s searing “madman” leadguitar and Ade’s solid rhythm guitar are all driven along by the engine room – a throbbingly intense bass guitar from Chris and Gary hammering his skin on the drums! Respect to the Vultures! The Prods – High octane punk rock and roll with massive chords and massive attitude of a Godfathers, Pistols, Heartbreakers kind- yes,  a massive guitar sound, and with that great harmonies..but also a beautifully balanced modicum of wry, rapscallion humour.   ‘Losing at darts, beer and motorbikes since 2010. ‘ Gawd bless em.The Reformers-Spritely twisty turny alterno guitar pop with a skanking punkinesss…in fact they’re a ska band (originals mind) but a very punky one- as if 1st album Clash were playing ska basically, neat.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 21 Dec
The Pogue Traders
 + Paul 'Mad Dog'McGuinness
 + Polarized Eyes + Adam Masterson
The Pogue Traders conclude their ‘In The Bleak Mid Winter’ tour with a must catch Christmas hoolie in The Dublin Castle. A marriage made in heaven, The Dublin and The Pogue Traders is 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 girl. 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 out as you could hope for..plus a special appearance from Paul “Maddog” McGuiness- Ex-The Popes, (Shane McGowans post Pogues band). Polarized Eyes –  Tom Robinson has bigged em up. (“Lofi high energy punk rock”) ..Brilliant!…they’re mere teens.!..1 or more of them kids of the Pogue Traders bassist. Spritely guitar pop with it’s own vibe…  Adam Masterson opens proceedings from 7.30pm. DJs We Got Killers play between sets and take you all the way to 2am with a killer diller Christmas dancefloor selection (free entry after 11pm)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 18 Jan
Dubvocaliza
 + Creation Fire
Dubvocaliza – Wake up and live, Dubvocaliza playing live at The Dublin Castle Camden Town…Pulsating, debating and entertaining Reggae music for inspiration. It will be good to be there when the gate is opened .  Also performing Live CREATION FIRE Reggae band.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 24 Jan
K.LINA
 + The Beautiful Game
 + Dirty Donations + Jamie Whelligan
K. Lina-Female singer-songwriter from Bulgaria with, powerful emotive vox and a rocking band, sonically Patti Smith via Fleetwood Mac. The Beautiful Game-Exhuberent indie pop with driving punky guitars and insistent hooks and convincing singalong choruses, have been compared to the buzzcocks, which you can sorta hear, there’s deffo a new wave element to this but it’s more of an indie rock beast than a punk-pop one. Dirty Donations-Speedy hard rock with abrasive punkish edges… motorhead, Orange Goblin, Monster Magnet, a bit of Thin Lizzy but then again Al Jorgonsons Ministry off-shoot Revolting Cocks could also be an influence. Stonking stuff. Jamie Whelligan- is a pop troubadour in the classic late 60s mode, with a penchant for crafted songs; combining sweet melodies with unusual arrangements. With songs spinning effortlessly from one thing to another, Whelligan keeps you guessing a peculiarly English vein of quirky, psychedelic guitar pop.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 25 Jan
Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend’s back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in England at Dublin Castle in London. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 8 Feb
For the last 2 decades, award winning and international touring act DURAN have maintained their reputation as one of the most respected and authentic sounding Duran Duran tribute acts on Planet Earth! The repertoire encompasses the band’s earliest hits of the 80’s – Planet Earth, Girls On Film, Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio and The Wild Boys – together with their Ivor Novello award-winning 90’s comeback single, Ordinary World, and tracks from their critically acclaimed 2015 album, Paper Gods, where Duran Duran were reunited with former producer and friend, Nile Rodgers, and with Mark Ronson. Not only do DURAN authentically reproduce the sounds and music of this influential global act, but as importantly they deliver the showmanship, raw energy and charisma of Birmingham’s original ‘Fab 5’, and it’s this attention to detail that sets DURAN apart from the rest!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 14 Feb
SLADY's Valentine Party
 + SLADY
 + Tuppeny Bunters + Glam Rock DJs
COZ I LUV YOU….SLADY on Valentines Night, a not to be missed crazee luv’d up skweeze me pleeze me fest to delight all fans of top drawer ’70s glam and classy Brit Rock. A celebration of one of the greatest bands of all time. A glam rock party for singles and long players alike… Gobby – Singer/Guitarist, Jem Lea – Bass, Donna Powell – Drummer, Davina Hill – Lead Guitar/Singer- An absolutely excellent all female Slade tribute band! What’s not to adore. With moral support from the actual Slade camp too, and quite right. Champers and pot noodles all round. So C’mon Feel The Noize…Get in quick for the special lovers half price earlybird ticket, 50 only available while they last. And the first 10 people will receive a SLADY Valentines Gift Set that will really make your night Bangin’ Man….Tuppeny Bunters – A boy/girl duo who hooofeckin ray sound NOTHING LIKE THE WHITE STRIPES! haha…piano and drums, some showbiz/cabaret leanings via a bit of frantic pop psych and experimentation…is that a theremin or are you just pleased to see me?…lotta fun..
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£5 Luv'd Up Earlybird in advance
Fri 21 Feb
Viva La Coldplay
 + Special Guests TBA
Viva La Coldplay – Chiming perfectly with the 20th anniversary of Coldplay first performing in The Dublin Castle and also a birthday for the date Coldplay’s 1st LP came out, this impassioned and faithful reading of the Coldplay songbook promises to be packed to the rafters so get your tickets now. Ah, the blessed Mr Martin and co…..made off with one of our best sound engineers ya know..and he still works for them! Hi Dan x
Dublin Castle

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