Wed 27 Sep
Austin Gold-Blusey heavy rock , pretty much the same components as whaitesnake, 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. S.R.I.-Grunge infused hard rock, Alice In Chains spring to mind, but there’s also Muse-like moments , pretty hooky and the singers got  a soulful and dynamic voice Sonicatomic-Spacey post rock via prog and jazz, sounds a bit like Red Snapper in places, Ozric Tentacles in others and inevitably Hawkwind are in the mix too. -SBRBS-Nice aloof female vocal in the Suzi Quatro/Joan Jett/L7 bracket… slippery sleazy alt rock with punky grunge punch
Dublin Castle

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Thu 28 Sep
 Random Patrols-delay heavy spidery guitars and emotive vocals, possible nod to U2 there but there’s a bit more to their sound to that, quite subtle an lo-fi in places and really anthemic and stirring in others. Oliver shaw- An ex Garage Flower now in solo mode, just him and acoustic guitar, pretty unique actually, echoes Kurt cobain on the unplugged album but with a trad brit folk slant. good of its kind Eryx London-Moody Female fronted electro psych rock nods to the Kills and the edgier side of P.j harvey also Nobleses Oblige, dark broody and intense for sure, has decent hooks though. Woodley Taylor- Sensitive, emotive troubadour, dealing  melodic, mature pop somewhere between Pink Floyd and Dire Straits although also some Beatles/Oasis melodys, fine work.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 29 Sep
999- Nick Cash, Guy Days, Pablo Labritain, Arturo Bassick hit the mojo riddled Dublin Castle stage again, last time they were awesome so don’t miss their long anticipated return. For those of you living under the punk n roll equivalent of a stone (a Rolling Stone?) 999 were/are a fantastic first generation punk act with an amazing array of punk pop material that touches on glam and rhythm n blues in part but always has the visceral high energy you’d expect and is ripe and rich with tunes tunes tunes. Nasty Nasty, Emergency, Homicide, Crime et al… Morgellons– Signed to Flicknife Records the excellent Morgellons are totally worth catching ya get me- a blend of Killing Joke, Joy Division and The Ruts with a deep and dark urgency all their own. Proper. Snide – buzzsaw punk rock from the Kentish badlands.
Dublin Castle

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£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 30 Sep
Mike Spenser And The Cannibals
 + Jonah Gold and his Silver Apples
 + DJs Mike Spenser and Tony Bugbear
Mike Spenser And The Cannibals- Happy (recent) Birthday- and yes it’s a significant one- to Mike Spenser, the undisputed King Of Trash, John Peel fave rave (early Cannibals’ classic 45 ‘Good Guys’ -Big Cock Records 1978– was in Peel’s infamous 7 inch singles box, the one he’d grab if his house was on fire- some of us of a certain vintage recall him punishing the fabulous flip ‘Nothing Takes The Place Of You’ endlessly on his classic Radio 1 night-time shows ) and hey Mike is also a rocknroll radio pioneer, working internationally in the medium, reviving the high seas pirate radio culture and launching the remarkable Trash Can Radio on DAB. Thus- Cannibalfest! The Cannibals have been kicking up punk dirt for over 40 years in one form or another, and numerous Cannibalistic alumni will be alighting the stage tonight to celebrate with Mr S. Mike once fronted Chiswick Records biker pub/punkers The CounBishops, roadied for the New York Dolls in their pomp and wears Lux Interior’s ring. He’s goddammn rocknroll royalty. Sad to report it will be the Cannibals Farewell gig after 41 years but the mantra is ‘Forever Trash!’ Cannibals from past to present  come and join the fun. Two sets tonight, the 1978/9 Cannibals and the current Cannibals, plus a video montage of all things Trash and Cannibalistic. Jonah Gold and his Silver Apples– Purveyors of pure garage gold Jonah and his firm, fleshy fruits outta Germany will be providing peerless support tonight.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£7.50 in advance
Wed 4 Oct
Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Matthew Jacobson Meets Julie Hamill
 + Pieces Of Morrissey Book Launch + DJ Tony Bugbear
Morrissey is a cult. But what drives fans’ devotion? What makes them trek halfway round the world to catch his shows in the US or South America when he is playing in their city a few months later? Why do they fight over pieces of his shirt, thrown each night into the crowd? Is this healthy? Should they seek help? Is Moz messianic or does he calculatedly whip the mob into a frenzy to maintain his status? And what of Morrissey’s own adolescence and his obsessions with 50s rock ‘n’ rollers and stars such as Bowie and Patti Smith? Morrissey devotee (and proud owner of an intact Moz shirt) Matt Jacobson examines his own obssession and that of his fellow fans to discover the lengths some will go to, to catch sight of their demi-god. In conversation tonight with Julie Hamill…..
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Thu 5 Oct
The Maension-Goth and industrial alt rock from California with an undertow of prog, which brings to mind Mastodon in their more cerebral moments, pretty dynamic, builds well and they have the requisite hooks to hold the attention Tenth Electric-Classy alt-rock, with a snappy groove-rock undertow, nods to Muse in places but pretty much their own sound, with the tunes to back it up, fine work Armifera-Searing Old school trash metal from Canada, influenced by the likes of Exodus, Kreator, Sepultura, Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Lamb of God, Pantera and Judas Priest. Hollow Illusion- Stonking power metal from Norway with an inpressively ballsy sound, sounds a bit like early 80’s bands like Accept via something more contemporary Metallica I’d say
Dublin Castle

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Fri 6 Oct
All The Wrong Reasons-Swedish reggae and heavy funk infused hip hop, big ol dubby basslines too, great work, doesnt really sound like anyone we can think of (a neat trick) but it’s definately more brit-hop than anything else, Dub Pistols could be a reference Sabatta-A compelling mix ofPunk, Funk, Soul & Psychedelia, best described as Grunge-Soul  Lo Williams-Hip-hop infused pychedelic rock there’s a possible early Outcast element at play but quite a unique sound all the same.  Reseda-Edgy, thrilling, prog infused psych/stoner Rock outta Sweden
Dublin Castle

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Sat 7 Oct
J.D Kelleher– LGBT activist/figurehead troubadour with ballsy band and a Bryan Ferry like lilt to his voice,…debut single, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ topped the Irish charts. What that one? Yes that one…has since released other excellent sides, such as the recent and very fabulous ‘Avenge The Maybes’…..’Imagery’ reached no. 2 in the Irish Rock Chart last year… JD is also an actor, who is known for his roles as Willie Pearse in TV mini-series 1916 The Forgotten Seven and Breandán Mac Gearailt in Irish soap Ros na Rún.  The Sexton Blakes- 4 piece made up of 2 civillians and 2 ex-detectives, hence the name.Nifty female fronted rock with a bit of a post-punk feel at times, originals and covers too.  The Long Mynd- embracing a bit of Teenage Fanclub/Big Star pop du power and embellishing it with overdriven Dinosaur Jr-ness and a modicum of the psych rock suggested in the name. Calico- Banshees, The kills and other female fronted punk/rock bands are the inspiration here – and it works really well, with a tad of Cocteaus and a folkier nigh on shoegaze vibe.
Dublin Castle

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Wed 11 Oct
TOR7 – Groove based blues rock, grunged up guitars and a possible nod to Queens Of The Stone Age sonically, rocks admirably but also has hooks, indeed a bit Foo Fighters in places, good work and groovy as… Undercover Agents– 100% energetic Blues/Rock. Spellbinding. Charismatic. Feeling and Groove. Frequently talked about amongst audiences as “mysterious”! Deep and groovy bass lines, rhythmic/sobbing guitar, rich and Bluesy Hammond keys, SOLID/driving drums, , raw, Blues Roots harmonica and powerful /robust vocals. Influenced by Alvin Bishop, Tony Joe White, Muddy Waters, Small Faces, Etta James, Dr Feelgood etc…. Mantra -Shellac via Melvins grindcore rockouts. Follow The Giant– Some minor key keening Coldplay type chords and a plaintive vocal to match… with a load more gutsiness. They pick up the tempo and turn up the guitars and punk it up with nice gnarly passages.
Dublin Castle

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Thu 12 Oct
The Clang Group
 + Eugenne McGuinness
 + Amone + Fabian Jack
The Clang Group-Former Deaf School guitarist and songwriter and uber producer (Madness, Dexys, Morrissey etc etc) Clive Langer has formed this cutting edge nouveau rocknroll happening with an all star cast including none other than Andy Roxy Music McKay on sax. Wowsers. And they’re so hot the esteemed Domino Records have snapped em up. You may well see one Graham McPherson clamber up on stage and donate his fabulous pipes too! Eugene Mc Guinness– Drowned in Sound  “a bold and confident piece of brilliance, equally off kilter as it is tenderly raw”. The BBC said that the album “runs the formative gamut of angsty, carefree, happy-sad, hormone-fuelled, late-teens emotions with a solipsistic disregard for any feelings but his own”.  NME gave the album 8 out of 10, and The Times named it their album of the week. Allmusic gave it 4 out of 5 stars, saying that “the arrival of Eugene McGuinness a true cause for celebration” Amone-Neatly bridging various eras of ’80s informed female fronted synthpop from Goldfrapp to The Knife to Chvrches. Fabian Jack– Uplifting indie pop, with decent hooks and verve, sound a bit like Vampire Weekend in places.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 13 Oct
Lavender Hills-Driving indie rock that nods to Artic Monkeys and Biffy Clyro on the faster paced numbers and Radiohead on the more reflective cerebral tunes, bit of a funk rock undertow at times, Fab The Hallows-Female fronted pop-rock with a big cinemascopic sound, intricately melodic passages juxstaposed with heavier moments that nod to Muse. Standout vocals too,  lovely and pure with an etherial Kate Bush feel at times, decent hooks and snappy production too Brass Phantoms-Cascading indie pop from Dublin, with huge hooks and a spot on production, reminds of Two Door Cinema clubs at times but also echoes old school shoegaze types like House Of Love. Assist- Mod pop outfit from Italy, a wonderfully honed sound replete with brass, as if Welller had injected some of the lounge pop cool of Style Council into The Jam while they were still a going concern, tunes have a pumping Northern Soul vibe. Band look sharp too. Ace
Dublin Castle

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Sat 14 Oct
Crisis
 + The Satellites
 + Annabollic Steroids
Crisis are back, well some of them at least!…and this is the first London gig by Crisis since 1980…Formed in 1977 with the lineup of Phrazer (vocals), Lester Jones (lead guitar), Douglas Pearce (guitar), Tony Wakeford (bass) and Insect Robin the Cleaner (drums) their debut single, “No Town Hall”, was released in 1978 on Action Group Records. Their November 1978 Peel Session for BBC Radio 1 was released as the “UK 79” 7″ single in 1979 on the Ardkor label. The remaining two Peel Session songs were posthumously issued by Ardkor in 1981 as “Alienation”.  After performing their last show, supporting Magazine and Bauhaus in their hometown of Guildford in Surrey on 10 May 1980, the band broke up. A recording of the final show was released in 2008 as the Ends! CD. Now in 2017, 40 years on, Crisis have reformed with a line-up of Tony Wakeford – Bass, Vocals; Luke Rendle – Drums; Clive Giblin – Lead Guitar, Vocals; Mark Geraghty – Rhythm Guitar, Pete Fordham – Vocals. Hymns of Faith for all!
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
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Sun 15 Oct
Crisis
 + Actifed
 + The Outbursts
Crisis are back, well some of them at least!…and this is the SECOND London gig by Crisis since 1980…Yes, such is demand for the return to the stage of this remarkable band we’ve added a SECOND NIGHT.….Formed in 1977 with the lineup of Phrazer (vocals), Lester Jones (lead guitar), Douglas Pearce (guitar), Tony Wakeford (bass) and Insect Robin the Cleaner (drums) their debut single, “No Town Hall”, was released in 1978 on Action Group Records. Their November 1978 Peel Session for BBC Radio 1 was released as the “UK 79” 7″ single in 1979 on the Ardkor label. The remaining two Peel Session songs were posthumously issued by Ardkor in 1981 as “Alienation”.  After performing their last show, supporting Magazine and Bauhaus in their hometown of Guildford in Surrey on 10 May 1980, the band broke up. A recording of the final show was released in 2008 as the Ends! CD. Now in 2017, 40 years on, Crisis have reformed with a line-up of Tony Wakeford – Bass, Vocals; Luke Rendle – Drums; Clive Giblin – Lead Guitar, Vocals; Mark Geraghty – Rhythm Guitar, Pete Fordham – Vocals. Hymns of Faith for all! The Outbursts-Proffering a sound equally informed by garage punk like The Standells, proto-punk, so we’re talking MC5 and yer classic old school 77 gear Stranglers, The Damned etc
Dublin Castle

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Thu 19 Oct
The Froot– Young band all hirsute and happening with a psych mariachi bluesology deep in their youthful groovy souls…something of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac meets Love perhaps? Or a more progressivvely inclined Allah Las… ace band, turning heads right now as they should be…The Airplane-Electro infused psychedelic pop from Paris, there’s a little bit of Funk and hip-hop in the mix too, quite a unique sound and they’ve decent hooks too. Luna Neptune-Space-Pop, Folk-Rock with additional trinkets thrown in’…samples, electronics and found sounds, an ethereal distant vocal and psychedelically strummed contemplative acoustic guitars…lead vocal is plaintive and warblesome and not a little bluesy, a little Grace Slick – could certainly make Airplane comparisons…a fair bit of love lorn desert psych going down. Croft & Cotes– Weigh in with some very impressive harmony skills and a viriley sound above and beyond the common or garden singer songwriter fare.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 20 Oct
Alan Clayson and the Argonauts – “were one of rock’s most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than The Beatles” – Rock ‘N’ Reel.  OR!…‘a premier position on rock’s Lunatic Fringe’ (Melody Maker); In the late 1970s Clayson being spoken of and written about in the same paragraphs as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello, and a BBC Radio One In Concert (which turned up on a 2001 bootleg CD). Notoriety and cult glories aplenty but the Argonauts eventually succumbed to the treacherous seas of showbiz, no golden fleece…That was presumed to be that until a telephone call from out of the blue in summer 2005 from Damaged Goods records resulted in the release of Sunset On A Legend, a double-CD retrospective, and a reformation for a sensational ‘farewell performance’ – the first of many !….Here’s another not to be missed for fans of post punking pre punking outre outsider rocknroll. Klammer-Brooding Post punk but with a modern makeover and decent hooks that has seen them championed by Steve Lamacq, think a more sinister magazine via Joy Division Discount Columbo-An off-kilter  blend of folkiness and pure pop and edgy indie…a nice twist to the melodic guitar parts…you’re sort of in a Jethro Tull via Beefheart thing with that…the lyrics are kinda edgy, it’s got something… ideas a plenty for a start. Neat.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 21 Oct
Polyfest! In Memory Of Poly Styrene
 + RocknRoll Rescue Fundraiser with...
In Memory of the late great Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex, Polyfst has become an annual must attend event. All these icons on the same bill performing for a very small amount of money…what’s not to love. This year we’ll be raising money for RockNRoll Rescue next door, who will be joining the party with some intimate happenings and DJ Action in the store…gonna be a reet treat this year. From 5pm to 2am, and starring… Dr And The Medics, Anita Harris, Ricky Vallance (Tell Laura I Love Her), Freak Party (Ex Smiths), Intastella And Jah Wobble, Jenny Belle Star, David Live (@DavidLiveUK), Youth (Killing Joke/The Orb/The Fireman),  The Vapors, Gary Clail, Melanie Williams (Sub Sub) , Knox (The Vibrators), Brunk, Dominique Oliver, The Brakes, The Shakespearos w/ Tug (Basement Jaxx), Dust Junkys Collective (Nicky Tunes), The Homosexuals, Bobbie Peru, Then Jerico, You The Living – with Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow, Wow, Republica), Imagination Feat. Errol Kennedy, The Stems (Ex The Fall, Pixies, Gorilla, Elbow), Linda Lewis,  Saffron- Republica, The Gonads, Mankind (Dr Who), Nick Aslam, Dead Audio Saints…….
Dublin Castle

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£20 on the door
£20 in advance
Fri 27 Oct
The Extons-Nice pulsating punky pop with an underplayed cool vocal – Saints, Buzzcocks, bit of Stooges maybe.   Guitars interweave and wonk out a bit like Shelley and Diggle, some Strokes in here too.The Moods– dubstep and drum n bass make out with roots and lovers reggae riddims from this proper crew outta Manchester rappers, singers,, brass section, drummer….expansive and exciting.Nuns Of The Tundra– Super Furries shaped riff centric psych indie…so a probing rhythm guitar, some laconic vocalising and background wibbles of guitar and keys…early SFA, a bit of Pavement maybe and Dandy Warhols..all that. Mind you they also get all balls out rawk at times on the guitar front, but maintaining the ethereal sardonic indie approach…Dead good. Eric Stuart is known for his anime voice-over and directing work. He provides voices for English dubs of anime, cartoons, and video games. Some of his most prominent roles include Brock and James in Pokémon, Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Gourry Gabriev in Slayers! Playing catchy folk and Americana infused pop-rock he’s toured with the likes of Peter Frampton (who produced his acclaimed album Blue, Dressed in Black), Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band), Lynyrd Skynyrd  and Julian Cope. “A good powerful voice. He’s great!”Ringo Starr “Eric is a terrific writer and singer and deserves to be heard.”Peter Frampton “I love his songs so much.” Jack Bruce, Cream
Dublin Castle

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Sat 28 Oct
Kingz of Leon
 + Paul Ziepe
Kingz of leon is a celebration of music for the band that shares a similar name! From the early youth and young manhood album right up to the current studio releases all done faithfully with real conviction
Dublin Castle

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Fri 3 Nov
Jowe Head's Infernal Contraption
 + Ladies' Darts Night
 + Ottone Pesante + The Unreliable Witnesses
Jowe Head’s An Infernal Contraption-Jowe Head (Swell Maps, TV Personalities, Palookas) and Lee McFaddon (Alternative TV, The Long Decline, about 700 other cool bands) and other ace arthouse post punkniks combine in a furnace of dada rocknroll fury. Cult Figures- Zip Nolan was one of those must have artful late 1970s post punk records…a Rather/Rough Trade collaboration not only starring the Cult Figures themselves but members of Swell Maps, including Mr Jowe Head….raunchy, rye, resolutely witty with clanging proto indie pop punkiness aplenty Ladies’ Darts Night-Manc band providing some cheeky vignettes of a Pulp meets Sleaford Mods type- vocals sound like a Manc Justin Sleaford but without ending up particularly like Mark E Smith funnily…that ballpark though, a bit of Fall in here. And The Specials at their more adventurous- Fun Boy Three even.. like it. ‘Shopkeeper’ is a great tune Ottone Pesante – Heavy Brass Metal as they but it, comparable to German ska punker brass merchants La Brassbanda on a more metal tip, indeed doom and trash rendered on drums trombone and trumpet, works wonderfully well.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 4 Nov
Quadrophenia- Live Club Night!
 + The Atlantics
 + DJ Drew Stanshall + The Bellboy
QUADROPHENIA LIVE CLUB NIGHT Club night theme & tribute to the iconic movie! Live music from THE ATLANTICS (playing the hits from the film including Green onions, Louie Louie, Da Doo Ron Ron. Zoot suit, Bellboy, My Generation etc) + DJ DREW STANSALL (ex THE SPECIALS/PRINCE BUSTER) spinning the best in Mod, Ska, Soul, R&B + 2tone. + THE BELLBOY + iconic mod big screen film!
Dublin Castle

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£15 on the door
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Fri 10 Nov
The Joneses ( play the music of The Smiths)-Don’t miss this brilliant show come and witness the energy and drama of the Joneses, a Smiths tribute band. Hear your favourite songs tapping into society’s and individual’s struggle with sexual and social turmoil, loneliness and vulnerability. Witness the energy and drama of the Joneses, a Smiths tribute band.Supporting the band will be DJ Richie a local Indie and Northern Soul DJ who will be playing the best of Indie music throughout the night. The Joneses are a band made up of four individuals driven by the passion and sheer delight for a band’s music have dared to attempt to capture the extraordinary diversity of melody and mood and do justice to one of the most influential bands of all time, The Smiths. Louis Antoniou– Prowling dirty stuff akin to Miraculous Mule but more low slung and bluesy. Gives it a good bit of Elvis reverb and has a kick ass band. Luke Martin-
Dublin Castle

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Sat 11 Nov
Steel City Smokes The Smoke- An invasion of the very best bands outta Sheffield come to show us soft and soppy Southerners what they’re made of. Well, we know they’re made of Steel and have a considerable cutting edge of social and musical innovation and intense artistic endeavour.  All these bands tonight have been handpicked for their superb expression of that South Yorkshire tradition. Bedroom High Club– Tropicalia guitars and skipping riddims via a wee bit of Johnny Marr guitar skills. Pop gems in the wake of all those great Noughties Brit indie bands spearheaded by The Libertines. Malarkey Affair– classic indie pop with very tuneful singalong numbers and a nicely placed jangle angle in the guitar. Lots of ’60s inflections and plenty of plaintive scally pop leanings…somewhere between The Coral and Boo Radleys with plenty of Johnny Marr in the axe. Looking good too with a nice mix of cool geek and rocknroll dudeness. Check out their debut album “Leave A Light On”. Maribels- Pixies informed young indie rock band with a fiery pop appeal. Their debut Welcome To The Freeway EP out now for your delectation. Keyframe- High energy punk alt rock happening out of Sheff combining cool laconic vocals with rabid early Damned meets Muse rockuts. Explosive. Have a song about odd socks ya know. Worthless Motivation – Punky attitude to the fore raw and rousing indie band with a new E.P about to hatch Autumn 2017.
Dublin Castle

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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! Borrowed Time– melodic and full on proper, proper punk happening outta Gloucsetershire. West is indeed Best, especially if it’s full throttle punk rock excitement you’re after. Great band. RED as in Religion Equals Decay. Yup. Or Righteous Energetic Deviants? Punk fun all the way..
Dublin Castle

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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
Dublin Castle

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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.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 9 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. 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.
Dublin Castle

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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. 
Dublin Castle

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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
Dublin Castle

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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!….
Dublin Castle

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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.        
Dublin Castle

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