Fri 21 Jun
 Leah Vee ∞ 71.30Rapper, soul siren, teacher, empowered female example to the yoot dem- all here in Leah Vee’s wonderful lyricism and spiritually imbued nu soul and trippy Brithop vehicle. Beautifully wrought head music for the heart. 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.  Elbrano-Groove rock but played at a fair old clip, there’s a early Thrash Metal element at play here and the soulful vocal nods to yer more cerebral grunge, prog breakdowns too, a pretty unique sound lots going on but never loses the plot. All held together with decent hooks/melodies and incisive playing. District Motion punky but melodic and thoughtful indie rock- influences come from the likes of Coldplay, The Killers, Stereophonics, Green Day, Oasis. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 22 Jun
Spizz Energi
 + Art Trip And The Static Sound
 + The Blunders + Jordan : Defying Gravity. Jordan's Story.
 + (RNR Book Club Extra) + DJs We Got Killers
The Annual Midsummer Spizz Party starring Spizz Energi is now on it’s 7th or is it 8th year? Where’s Captain Kirk? Right here, with his brilliant rocking band and enough punk n roll joy to give Spock a giggling fit. Not to be missed…and even more so this year. Because…Art Trip And The Static Sound are also performing tonight. Iggy Pop’s favourite band next to Sleaford Mods (or maybe Skinnggirl Diet…) it would appear, and quite right too…superb amalgamation as it is of white noise guitar shreddings, beefy bottom end bass, skittering, skittling percussion and the upfront presence of vocalist Melodie Holiday. Here’s where the contemporary realization of she punk is at it’s most striking-the root of Poly Styrene, Ari Up, Siouxsie et al.  The Blunders – .politically charged  and insistently punky, with tight and disciplined grooves., a punk band with a varied palate of influences, from Citizen Fish to The Libertines via Killing Joke and Crass. Ace band..and from the Holy Land too…I mean Wiltshire. Proper fare for Summer Solstice Boxing Day!    THE REAL Jordan will be joining us ce soir.  ‘Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story’: RocknRoll Book Club Extra has been especially lined up just for YOU the discerning admirer of punk icons.  ‘Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story’ is just out (or will be!) and we’ll be interviewing Jordan live on stage and inviting you to pose a question, get a selfie with, get your books signed by the Seditionaries and Sex Goddess and ultimate Queen of The Ants. Punk’s not dead, it’s IMMORTAL! DJs We Got Killers – Special Punk Gourmet Set. NOT the obvious selections guaranteed. Connoisseurs  Choice! Til 2am.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 26 Jun
The Flicks – All girl perpetrators of pithy pop punk, rocking really catchy tunes, bags of charm and they are all good players to boo. Think maybe of a UK 2019 update of  The Runaways, good stuff. Lulalong – Brash, buoyant and  hooky indie punk. Born in Barcelona the summer of 1998, Lulalong is a pink haired indie rock singer/songwriter, who bought a one way ticket to London when she turned 18 seeking solace in the music scene, and never came back. Finding her place in the big city by busking during the day and serving Margaritas by night. Cheers me dear!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 28 Jun
Anne Pigalle's Ecstase
 + Miss Dolly Blowup
 + Marquissa Darq + Gina Birch (The Raincoats)
 + Manon Aquilina + Julie Rose
 + Rude Mechanicals + Rotten Bliss
Anne Pigalle– Parisienne teenager Anne Pigalle hung out with Glen Matlock and other British punks back in Paris then brought her music to Anglo-Saxon rock & roll and the late punk scene en Londres. Working legendary club nights in the late ’80s at Café de Paris and Madame Jojos, she then disappeared to California and created a music-film project in LA with Donald Cammell. Back in London Pigalle reinvented herself as a painter, photographer, performance and multi-media artist ( Amérotica ,  Ecstase). From cold wave chanson to post punk jazz Anne’s music and vocal delivery is always esoteric, astounding and exciting… and that’s before we get on to the remarkable erotic poetry. Tonight Anne Pigalle showcases her superb new album L’Ecstase. ‘Engaging, exotic, alluring, the self styled Last Chanteuse sighs and emotes a world weary ennui. Snatched glimpse of old Soho refracted through an absinthe haze. Glorious, libertine, intoxicating…’ Classic Rock June 2019.  This evening we also give you two of the finest burlesque dancers (Marquissa Darq,  Dolly Blow Up) and Mai Butoh Dance artist Mai Nguyen Tri ,  Franco Vietnamese dance seen thru an Anglo French post urban lens. Plus stunning performance art  from Julie Rose who explores the body as mise en scene.Using experimental music,  innovative narrative form and fragments of sound and image deployed in live collages that create uncanny meanings and unexpected humour.  Also the amazing Rude Mechanicals, tonight playing as a duo- artful jazzbo slinkiness and cabaret poetics and brilliantly off kilter but accessible vocalising from the remarkable front woman Miss Joe RobertsRotten Bliss– the remarkable work of one Jasmine Pender, a cellist and so much more… ‘violent, warm and weird visions’, yes… equally inspired by the wild physicality of Jacqueline du Pre and the shrieking glory of a cello played through FX pedals, Rotten Bliss packs diverse influences into an elemental voyage, raging from tender a capella lyrical fantasies through to ecstatic nihilism. And can sometimes be seen performing in 11th Hour Adventists (with Jowe Head, ex-Swell Maps) and False Echo (with Tim Bowen, ex-Chrome Hoof).  Her debut album, The Nightwatchman Sings, was released in October 2017 on the Reverb Worship label. STOP PRESS Addition to the bill- very pleased to welcome Gina Birch along to this happening. The Raincoats’ guitarist/vocalist will be performing a bespoke set tonight .      
Dublin Castle

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£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 29 Jun
Taurus Trakker
 + Bella Barton
 + Inego + Hunter's Loaf
Taurus Trakker – the primal art punk and soulful rocknroll trio epitomize the cool West London tradition of melting pot, fusion culture. Recently produced by Clash/Big Audio Dynamite legend Mick Jones, which is pretty indicative of that effortlessly hip (not hipster)  heritage …excellent live band, brilliant players, storming songs. Don’t miss!  Bella Barton – excellent young singer songwriter from South London, with a nice relaxed vibe and a hint of Bohemia. A beautiful tone to her voice (reminds me of Tracey Thorn), with songs that are lovely drifting modal affairs. Honed her craft at Brit School but has an untrained, spontaneous feel that builds on that schooling. Now with fully rocking cool band. Inego – Low slung New Order shaped fare… Hooky like bass and Brotherhood shaped synth colour though the vocal is more moderne poptabulous than Barney like, but Inego certainly have the Joy Division/New Order influence and thereby fit this bill sweetly. Hunter’s Loaf – ‘A very laid back heavy metal band’… well believe that if you like, but what we have here is more akin to early Mogwai to my lugs or even Rothko, not to mention God Speed…another kind of supergroup formed by people old enough and distressed enough to know better… but they got the muse man. Former Bull and Gate promoter Phil Avey formed the band to play a tribute gig to the mercurial Tommy the old pot man at said much missed infamous indie venue. He got Alex Vald in to the band too, another ex Bull and Gate promoter! Where are we Bugbear boys going wrong? I must form a very uptight folk band.
Dublin Castle

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£6 in advance
Sun 30 Jun
Paradise Alley
 + The Tramadolls
 + Dirty Viv + Marigold Spitfire
Another night of rock’n’roll insanity in aid of the Rock’n’Roll Rescue charity shop featuring the long awaited return of glam metal gurus Paradise Alley, aided and abetted by punky powerhouse The Tramadols, plus Dirty Viv and Marigold Spitfire.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Wed 3 Jul
Vivien Goldman
 + Revenge Of The She Punks
 + Rock N Roll Book Club
Vivien Goldman. Revenge Of The She Punks : Rock N Roll Book Club– The colourful Punk Professor, new-wave musician, and critic/filmmaker spins a dazzling survey of women in punk, from the genre’s inception in 1970s London to the current voices making waves around the globe. As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes-identity, money, love, and protest-to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. With her visceral style, Goldman blends interviews, history, and her personal experience as one of Britain’s first female music writers in a book that reads like a vivid documentary of a genre defined by dismantling boundaries.  Born in London, Vivien Goldman has been a music journalist and documentarian for more than forty years and served as Bob Marley’s first U.K. publicist. She is a former member of the new-wave bands Chantage and The Flying Lizards.  Resolutionary, a retrospective compilation album of her work, was released in 2016. She is now an Adjunct Professor teaching Punk, Afrobeat and Reggae at New York University. Her five previous books include The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century. Goldman co-wrote the book for Cherchez La Femme, the Kid Creole musical that premiered at the La Mama Theatre in NYC in 2016. Tony Bugbear will be posing the questions, Julie Hamill will be supplying the she punk sounds…
Dublin Castle

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Thu 4 Jul
The Scuts – Combining the American Idiot end of punk pop with a hoedown shit kicking element- lots of jollies here, certainly will be fun live , a great punky party vibe… Lots of chantalong BVs and a general rowdy appeal… Kid Dean – Some nicely jangled but crisp and rocking scally cum psych rock…more like The High than The Stone Roses but that ballpark ya get me- bit of Bunnymen in here, some nice tood and a generally cool feel with garagey guts and a low slung slouch amongst the Oasoid rock that lifts it to something more satisfying.  Very good this. Contrastingly.. Forever Alien –  moody slomo electronica somewhere between early Cabaret Voltaire and Square Pusher – and a bit of Aphex Twin for sure…The Young Moons-shoegazing post rock infused indie with  some nice glacial guitar that reminds of Chameleons, nice. Strong tunes too.
Dublin Castle

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£6/£5 on the door
Fri 5 Jul
Punk 4 Mental Health
 + Nuffin
 + Sumfin!
Full line up & Ticket link coming soon for the next exciting slice of Punk4MentalHealth. Continuing to raise money and awareness for Mind In Camden  together … at the legendary Dublin Castle. 
Dublin Castle
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£7/£5 on the door
Sat 6 Jul
Those Naughty Lumps – Pioneers of the recent wave of old-enough -to know -better -but-what-the-fook- post punk bands reviving their careers 40 years on and gracing stages and studios to great effect (see also Nuffin, Cult Figures, The Stukas), yer Lumps never fail to entertain. With 2 albums of brilliant cheeky but rocking material that sees our heroes operating in a space somewhere between the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Clash and XTC, this is a wonderful band who never fail to get you grinning, or gurning… Their hep and hip Liverpool heritage goes back to the infamous early Zoo Records early adopter 45 ‘Iggy Pop’s Jacket’ and Julian Cope once played bass for them. Perhaps he’ll be along tonight wearing druid robes and invoking Jove. Mofgy– A whole different generation, but every bit as wonderful. Mixing up a little bit of that post Libertines/Babyshambles twinkly narco pop indieness with some brutal lofi punkery, Mofgy are young guys with a sizzling set of ace songs. Fury and frenzy aplenty, and a narrative that’s London Town des nos jours guv. Brilliant. The Q – Chest thumping mod rock in the vein of The Purple Hearts and Secret Affair and other mod revivalists, but with less emphasis on uber popness and more hefty rock so certainly harks back to The Who and the latter career of Small Faces. Brutal Wounds – Tim Kirby’s new gnarly upbeat post punk cum garage rocknroll band – think Ruts, Gang Of 4, Godfathers- an excellently impassioned vocal and chugging, crisp riffology. Dynamic stuff.  ‘Reviving the angst and pain of the 80’s and 90’s’ Featuring Tim Kirby (Diatribe/The Loveless/The Cabal, Andy Curry (Hidden Bloom) and Jim Johnston (Monk & Canatella/Hexit)
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 10 Jul
Clem Cattini
 + My Life Through The Eye Of A Tornado
 + Rock n Roll Book Club + Q & A + DJ Joe Geek
Clem Cattini is the legendary drummer whose career spans over 60 years, beginning in the mid-1950s. In 1960 Clem teamed up with Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, resulting in the classic recording of arguably Britain’s greatest rock and roll record, Shakin’ All Over. Clem became involved with maverick record producer Joe Meek and The Tornados were formed as the Holloway Rd house band, which led to the recording of the worldwide hit Telstar, the first British record to reach the number one spot in the American Billboard charts in 1963.  When an opportunity arose to play studio sessions, meaning he could still enjoy playing music without the hassles of being constantly out on the road, Clem jumped at the chance. Meeting up and drinking coffee in cafes in Denmark Street with the likes of guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummers Bobby Graham and Tony Meehan, they were hired to put down the tracks for hundreds of hit records during those crazy days of the 60s and the 70s. Clem’s career included a decade as a member of The Top of the Pops Orchestra. He was approached for tours by numerous stars, as well as being headhunted for the band that would become Led Zeppelin, and also for Paul McCartney’s Wings, both of whom he decided to politely turn down. During his session days Clem played on recordings for artists as diverse as Cliff Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, Lou Reed, Lulu, Tom Jones, T. Rexand The Who, in the process racking up a mighty 42 No. 1 UK hit singles. Set against the backdrop of cultural and social development of post-war Britain, Through The Eye Of A Tornado is an affectionate look back over an unparalleled career, with Clem and friends recalling the early days of the British rock and roll scene around Soho, the life of a session musician, and revealing the stories behind the some of the best-known music made in the UK over the past 60 years. Written by Bip Wetherell and Clive Smith with Clem Cattini. Foreword by Jimmy Tarbuck MBE. Q and A by Julie Hamill with interruptions and sonic illustrations by the mysterious Joe Geek. Could this be Tarby himself?! (No it’s Ton
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 12 Jul
Blyth Power
 + Barnstormer 1649
 + Attila The Stockbroker
A long overdue return to London together for Blyth Power, Barnstormer and Attila.  The evening will open with a solo spoken word set from Attila the Stockbroker, followed by a set from Barnstormer 1649, and finishing with Blyth Power. Attila the Stockbroker – Social surrealist performance poetry, energetic acoustic songs, punk rock with medieval tinges! Barnstormer 1649 – Roundhead Renaissancecore and Baroque ‘n’ Roll. Crumhorn, cornemuse, shawm, bombarde, five different recorders, violin,viola, mandola and mandocello. Plus guitar, bass, drums and words of course. Music for Diggers and Ranters – the sound of 1649 in 2018! Blyth Power – Formed in late 1983 by singer/drummer Joseph Porter, Blyth Power remains one of the most original and innovative bands around, and one of the prime features about the band is their all-consuming individuality. They have a strikingly identifiable and personalized sound built around Joseph’s epic songs, with their colourful personnel, exotic story-lines and crashing, impassioned choruses.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 13 Jul
THE BANDS OF SUMMER ALL DAYER
 + Dubvocaliza
 + Midnight Stokers + Hypnotic /Saphire Notion
 + Travelling Souls + Jojo O The Woods/Denziety
 + Jahtime International + Yesterdays Muddle Goodbyes/El Tel
Independent music is essential in the development of Artists and bands that produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries. The Bands Of Summer Live is a Festival to Showcase and promote Independent music / musicians . Unsigned Artists and Bands not under contract with a record label and have do-it-yourself approach to recording , publishing and performing. The Festival will work with bands that release their own material , Bands that are prepared to work with us to gain maximum fans coming to support and enjoy their music. The most popular songs in the world today were once original songs that were created by a band or an artist. Without creativity there would be no new music. Excel in your creativity and let Now Generation and the Next know who you are.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Wed 17 Jul
Subtitle –  alt rock with wonderfully wayward intensity pitching up in some strange but beautiful place where Pere Ubu, Queens Of The Stone Age, ’90s big hitters like Young Gods and dEUS and punk rock classique collide. Sere Trouble – Female alt rocker who confidently describes herself as a “rock star in the making” does the music back this up?…It’s a yes! Very much a PJ Harvey or Patti Smith vocal wise, lotta drama and musically quite interesting, rocking post rock, 1980’s indie (The Chameleons, The Sound) etc and more recent cool stuff like Howling Bells. Nice. Man Shaped Wolf – Funky as funky does rip it up rocknroll with influences from Zep, RATM, Jeff Buckley and RHCP. The Wilde-  ZZ Top and AC/DC and big John Bonham drums via tight riffology…Adrenalin fuelled hard rock with huge hooks all played with bags of conviction.
Dublin Castle

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£6/£5 on the door
Sat 20 Jul
The Trembling Wilburys pay perfect homage to the Traveling Wilburys, the amazing supergroup formed in 1988 by George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and the late great Tom Petty (R.I.P.) With hits including “Handle With Care”, “End Of The Line” & “She’s My Baby” as well as their incredible solo catalogues, plus Beatles & ELO songs. So not just a Wilburys tribute but an Electric Light Orchestra/Beatles/Roy Orbison/Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers/Bob Dylan tribute to boot. So very much to enjoy played by a group of seasoned musicians who totally love and respect the material. A fab night out. With special guest singer songwriter Tom McQ. NB FOR INFORMATION ON TODAY’S MATINEE SHOW PLEASE SEE ‘OTHER EVENTS’ at www.bugbearbookings.com
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 24 Jul
tbc + Ridiculous
Ridiculous– 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.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 25 Jul
The Soapgirls-infectiously hooky punk pop via grunge, Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned a formidable reputation. Performing internationally and continuously since 2015, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a global dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, some of who follow the band across the UK and Europe The Shan- Alt Rock n Roll band with roots in punk rock, garage and psych from the 50s to present day. Influences such as The Stooges, Ramones, The White Stripes, Black Flag, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Kinks and The Flaming Groovies are combined by the band to bring you rock n roll delivered with a ferocious, neurotic, intensity with catchy hooks to match. Fortune Cookie – spiky punk/grunge played with venom and fire.
Dublin Castle

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£6/£5 on the door
Fri 26 Jul
Sid Manson Presley– Psychedelic blues rock from the wrong end of the tracks. Ape shit rock and roll. Psychopathic Romantics –  the folky, acoustic, slowmo punk band performs their original Bread and Circuses album.  You are in for a treat as the guitar players put down their guitars and plug in the bouzouki, mandolin and indian harmonium, layered by warm deep vocals. Occasionally distorting the mandolin and bouzouki just to make a point. They will bring you on a mental ride as they get into their psychedelic groove. Excellent new single ‘The Gathering’ is receiving radio plays as we type. Sister Mercedes – Ex Junkbox / The Intolerable Kidd & Friends / Lonesome Cowboys…sensationally ramashackle and groovy garage tinged indie rock with a fab feeling of gay abandon and joie de vivre. The Buddha Pests – Indie with a very strong post punk element… think Can gone indie maybe? a bit of Pixies, a bit of Pigeon Detectives (gone punk), a lot of Buzzcocks here too… Superb ramalama.  
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Sat 27 Jul
The Collective A.K.A
 + Subculture
 + The Ritz + DJ s We Got Dexys
The Collective A.K.A- Magnificent mod/2 Tone/punk and new wave covers act- so you get Specials, Jam, Madness, The Beat, Clash, Small Faces, The Who, The Kinks– all done with musical chops to die for and a whole lotta soulful attention to detail. Always a fantastic night out in the Dublin, and playing an extra long set for your delectation. Top Ranking, No Full Stop! Subculture – young mod band with all the cool ’79 mod revival trappings style wise and a good deal of Jam/Chords/Purple Hearts stylistic traits musically too- do it well, loadsa passion and energy and bangin’ tunes. The Ritz – exciting young mixed gender modernist indie rock band from Sheffield. DJs We Got …Dexys- We Got Killers drop some blue-ees and maximize the ace face RnB for your dancing pleasure tonite. Til 2am.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 21 Aug
Cruel To Be Kind
 + The Life And Music Of Nick Lowe
 + Will Birch + Rock N Roll Book Club
Cruel to Be Kind is the definitive account of Nick Lowe‘s uncompromising life as a songwriter and entertainer, from his days at Stiff Records, to becoming the driving force behind Rockpile, to the 1979 smash hit ‘Cruel To Be Kind’. Nick’s original compositions have been recorded by the best in the business, from enfant terrible of the New-Wave, Elvis Costello, to ‘The Godfather of Rhythm and Soul’, Solomon Burke; from household names, including Engelbert Humperdink, Diana Ross, and Johnny Cash, to legendary vocalists such as Curtis Stigers, Tom Petty, and Rod Stewart. His reputation as one of the most influential musicians to emerge from that most formative period for pop and rock music is cast in stone. He will forever be the man they call the ‘Jesus of Cool’. ‘Nick’s poise as a singer, his maturity, and his use of tone is beautiful. I can’t believe it’s this guy I’ve been watching since I was a teenager’ Elvis Costello ‘The master of subversive pop’ Nick Kent, NME, 1977. Will Birch, something of a genius pop songsmith himself of course, will be in conversation tonight with Julie Hamill as Tony Bugbear provides the Lowe Down with a bespoke roots, shoots and fruits of Nick Lowe DJ set.  
Dublin Castle

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£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 31 Aug
John Rossall's Glitter Band
 + SLADY
John Rossall is a founding member of The Glitterband, the silver clad powerhouse behind the disgraced one we don’t need to bother with anymore…it’s all about these guys. This is John Rossall’s glorious Glitter Band, and now they’re even better, augmented by Hello’s Bob Bradbury plus the very glam-orous Mrs B  on sassy sax…So prepare yourself for an uninhibited,  joyous journey through their amazing run of superb 1970s defining hit singles. And what a primal, mould breaking, magnificent pop noise they made in their 1970s heyday…check the record… Rock And Roll Part 2, I love You Love, Angel Face, Hello Hello I’m Back Again, Just For You…so many more!…loads of ace numbers…so here’s a reet treat for you all. The Glitterband playing all them fabulous numbers again, book early! Let’s Get Together Again…plus brilliantly appropriate support from SLADY – who are: Gobby – Singer/Guitarist, Jem Lea – Bass, Donna Powell – Drummer, Davina Hill – Lead Guitar/Singer- Yes!! An all female Slade tribute band! What’s not to adore. C’mon Feel The Noize…
Dublin Castle

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£15 on the door
£9 in advance
Fri 13 Sep
The Pukes – Friday the 13th! What a perfect date for reacquainting your good selves with The Pukes…Punk ukulele band The Pukes are back and will be celebrating the release of their new album Never Mind The Buffet with a party at The Dublin Castle. The Pukes are infamous for their quirky ukulele-fuelled takes on punk classics, belting out songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks, Cock Sparrer, Misfits and loads more. After a couple of years off they return with a smaller line-up – but bigger sound than ever – and an album of original tunes inspired by the bands they love. Expect to hear some of your favourite punk songs done in The Pukes own inimitable style as well as bangers from the album.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
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Fri 20 Sep
Roddy Radiation's Skabilly Rebels
 + Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band
Roddy Radiation’s Skabilly Rebels – The Specials may go on without that classic sweet Roddy lead guitar of yore, and without a fair few other elements too, but don’t worry about, no need to be wondering now, just enjoy the Skabilly Rebels. The yearning and zippy licks of Mr Rad’s playing ain’t bin dimmed none. Specials classics, excellent Roddy originals and other surprise gems make the cut and it’s a punky reggae rocknroll party to die for. Always a great night out in The Dublin, dancing shoes essential. Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band – A super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio fronted by a Hooker…stop it now! The very talented Steve Hooker that is, a great guitarist who masters a grinding riffology going and takes it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…elements of The Feelgoods, early Stones, Bo Diddley and George Thorogood too
Dublin Castle

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Thu 26 Sep
Diamond Dogs- RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL “The glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers Diamond Dogs are back to set things straight!” After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of Diamond Dogs called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop. Since then Sulo’s released 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch etc and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of Diamond Dogs gig requests have been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums have been out of stock for a long time and unavailable as down loads they started to make a plan. Sulo & Honk (Henrik Widen), the remaining original members thought it was time to set things straight and release “that” compilation they’ve been talking about for many years. One thing led to another and soon “RECALL ROCK & ROLL”(Cargo Records) will be available, a double album including 30 tracks. 25 old and 5 brand new. At the same time Cargo Records will re-release 4 previous albums on vinyl/Cd & download. The albums are “As your greens turn brown” “Too much is always better than not enough” “That’s the juice I’m on” And the split album with legendary US Punkrock singer Jeff Dahl. “Atlantic Crossover”. DIAMOND DOGS 2019 are Sulo – Lead vocals Lars Karlsson-Guitar Martin Thomander (ex Electric Boys)-Guitar, Backing vocals  Henrik “Honk” Widen – Keys, Backing vocals  Stefan Bellnäs- Bass Thomas Broman (ex Glenn Hughes)- Drums Playing over two nights in the CBGBs of London, the legendary Dublin Castle, Sulo and co. will feature special guest artists both nights and offer a special cheap double show tickt with album included. Book now to avoid disappointment! Special Guests – Special Guests – London SS– London’s finest punknroll heroes with a lineage that goes right back to 1976 and The Clash, Generation X and The Damned...not to mention The Hollywood Brats, whose guitarist Brady still rocks the licks and the slingbacks for the London SS…
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 27 Sep
Diamond Dogs
 + Paradise Alley
 + Headline Maniac
Diamond Dogs- RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL “The glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers Diamond Dogs are back to set things straight!” After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of Diamond Dogs called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop. Since then Sulo’s released 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch etc and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of Diamond Dogs gig requests have been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums have been out of stock for a long time and unavailable as down loads they started to make a plan. Sulo & Honk (Henrik Widen), the remaining original members thought it was time to set things straight and release “that” compilation they’ve been talking about for many years. One thing led to another and soon “RECALL ROCK & ROLL”(Cargo Records) will be available, a double album including 30 tracks. 25 old and 5 brand new. At the same time Cargo Records will re-release 4 previous albums on vinyl/Cd & download. The albums are “As your greens turn brown” “Too much is always better than not enough” “That’s the juice I’m on” And the split album with legendary US Punkrock singer Jeff Dahl. “Atlantic Crossover”. DIAMOND DOGS 2019 are Sulo – Lead vocals Lars Karlsson-Guitar Martin Thomander (ex Electric Boys)-Guitar, Backing vocals  Henrik “Honk” Widen – Keys, Backing vocals  Stefan Bellnäs- Bass Thomas Broman (ex Glenn Hughes)- Drums Playing over two nights in the CBGBs of London, the legendary Dublin Castle, Sulo and co. will feature special guest artists both nights and offer a special cheap double show tickt with album included. Book now to avoid disappointment! Special Guests – Paradise Alley- London’s sleazy glam punknroll heroes of the ’90s are back so lock up your daughters. Just lock up everything…. Headline Maniac – freshly signed hot to trot offshoot of the current Eddie and the Hot Rods lineup.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 12 Oct
Totally Blondie
 + Special Guests TBA
Totally Blondie are the best Blondie tribute around! Blondie were one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and ’80s with Debbie Harry’s posters adorning most teenagers’ walls. With Totally Blondie’s lookalike and soundalike singer, you can expect all the classic hits like Hanging On The Telephone, Sunday Girl, One Way Or Another, Atomic, along with some of the finest album tracks. And when we see lookalike and soundalike we really really mean lookalike and soundalike…it’s uncanny. And whilst the band may not be dopplegangers for Chris Stein and his merry men they can utterly cut it as Blondie, sometimes giving it just a little more oomph and pizzazz than the real thing dare we say.  Relive that classic moment in time. It’s …Totally Authentic … Totally Superb …. Totally Blondie!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
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 + 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
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
Fri 13 Dec
Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Party
 + Starsha Lee
 + The Weird Things + Polkypikpocketz
 + 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