Thu 13 Dec
Brain Ape
 + (DVD Launch)
Brain Ape‘s last tour date and DVD release in Camden!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 14 Dec
 Lord Numb- Iggy, Bowie,Bauhaus and Wire get given a hard rock guitar kicking tempered with some cutting electronica and rumblesome dubby drum and bass workouts. Rock And Roll is not only alive but thriving in the hands of discerning artists coz Numb is The Nuts. The Long Mynd-Alt-rock with undercurrents of Americana , also post-punk, recalls Teenage Fanclub and the more reflective moments of The Replacements. Rosen- ‘A five-piece cyberpunk band from London mixing rock, nu metal and hip-hop.’ young fellas playing crafted urban rap rock- like RATM but with a lot of the squally punk metal noise removed- still fairly intense tho and the singer/rapper dude has a way with it.‘High Tech Low Life’ is a great tune. DR.EGGS– Catchy and dynamic electro-pop withangular synths, driving bass, aggro guitar and complex rhythms all topped by infectious melodies, slick raps and highly personal lyrics.
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Sat 15 Dec
The Skatuesques-The welcome return of all female Ska/Reggae crew from Dublin, got a really nice lightness of touch and real dynamism, bit like 2-Tone faves The  Bodysnatchers, do covers and originals all fabulously well, with their own unique twist. Allways brilliant live, do not miss. The Feckin Ejits-Roustabout Celtic Punk with storming  tunes and big rousing choruses. all played with bags of conviction
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 16 Dec
RocknRoll Rescue's Nightmare Before Xmas
 + Flesh Tetris
 + YOU + District 13
 + Legal Freaks
RNR Rescue’s Nightmare Before Christmas featuring some of the baubliest, most pine scented, gift wrapped and holy bands ever to hang their (fishnet) stockings eagerly on the bedpost of a Xmas Eve. This will be an ace party and all in aid of RNR Rescue, and we should all support Knox and co. and their marvelous work at all times. Hey- is Knox gonna be Santa? Legal Freaks formed in London, the band started playing live and released their debut single “Some New Boys” in 2017. In 2018 a video for the song “Passing By” was released. A debut EP is planned for early 2019. District 13 is a three piece hard alternative rock band that formed in November 2017. Within their first year the band has recorded an album, played regularly and supported the mighty Judas Priest at the Hills of Rock Festival in Bulgaria in July 2018. Their songs are heavy and uptempo, the band prides themselves on their high energy stage show; lyrically the songs are made of darker themes; with topics including love, loss, desire, conformity and dreams.Flesh Tetris: Pop music for unpopular people. Retro SciFi Eurotrash armed to the teeth with barbed pop hooks and weaponised synths.  
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
Wed 19 Dec
Diving Station-Harp-driven dream pop  influenced by the likes of Big Thief and Dirty Projectors. But with their own unique and captivating sound, achieved through the combination of singer Anna McLuckie’s nuanced delivery and Sean Rogan’s sprawling guitar melodies, with a driving yet melodic rhythm section. Since forming in 2014 Diving Station have performed across the UK, appearing on festival line ups such as Bluedot Festival and Head For The Hills, as well as selling out several headline shows in Manchester.The single ‘Plastic People’ has been played on Bob Harris’ show on BBC 2 and Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music to name a few. “What a fantastic sound they make … Good good stuff” – Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) Chanteuse And Hippos-Sounds a bit like a female (?!) Morrissey in tandem with a kind of Moby mixology reimagined old orchestrated pieces (Nina Simone’s version of I Put A Spell On You for instance- the song being ‘Nina’) with beatology. A nice gospel meets Brit kitchen sink feel to the impassioned vocal, which isn’t really all THAT Mozza like. Interesting fare for sure, and lots of imagination and guts in the performance. Gets on a more sunshine pop tip too. Good work, original. Soulful and sassy at all times. UNO- Synth pop duo, musically rooted in the 80’s, referencing Cabaret Voltaire etc but with a crisp bang up to date House production Bury Blond– highly melodic indie pop, beatlesy harmonies to the fore but tunewise more the G.Harrison side, decent hooky tunes
Dublin Castle

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Thu 20 Dec
Subtitle –mad for it clattersome alt rock with wonderfully wayward intensity pitching up in some strange but beautiful place where Pere Ubu, Queens Of The Stone Age and punk rock classique coalesce. SPINNER – Hooky psychedelic rock influenced by the likes of The Who, The Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Pink Floyd. But also classic indie… Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Verve, Kasabian..Fab. Prime Panda – 5 or is it 6?!- piece of awesomeness from London. A modern psychedelic take on Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, dub and whatever else. There’s a bit of an Amy Winehouse aspect to the vocals, very laid back, jazzy and a bit trippy….not unlike Lemon Jelly.
Dublin Castle

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£6 on the door
£7 in advance
Fri 21 Dec
The Pogue Traders – our favourite ‘tribute’ band (a term that doesn’t do the Official Pogues approved interpreters of all things Pogue Mahone any kind of justice) are back for their pretty much annual Dublin Castle Christmas hoolie…and tonite if you pull yer fingers out you can get in for a mere fiver with our early bird tickets…there’s only 50 so be quick to assure your place here at THE Christmas Party of the year for just the price of a pint of Guinness… The Pogue Traders will perform the wonderful, poetic, genius music of The Pogues in 2 50 minute sets from just after 9.00pm, there really isn’t a better night out… and to make the most of that festive fun you gotta be with us at 8pm for Follow The Crows – Not to be confused with the apocalyptic film…although this lot do portentously brilliant things to Irish and Scottish folk, bluegrass and cajun flavours with a great chunking rock sensibility care of the crack rhythm section. Influenced by The Pogues, The Bad Seeds, The Waterboys, Tom Waits, The Clancys, Velvet Underground, Dylan evidently a brilliant way to get tonight’s live music going. DJs We Got Killers will be giving you the Xmas party any discerning music fan would want to find crammed into their stocking, so keep necking them beers in a responsible manner til the wee wee hours.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 22 Dec
The Silencerz
 + Emily Capell
 + Man Like Jack + DJs The Hit, Git And Split
Returning to the greatest independent live music venue in London will be nine-piece reggae & ska band The Silencerz armed and ready to deliver an extended set of crowd-pleasing covers and much loved originals. Following a successful 2018 which saw the release of their debut album Better Days, The Silencerz have finessed their live show to encapsulate a spectrum of all their favourite influences, from Toots and the Maytals to Ian Dury. Check out their music here Also performing will be talented young singer-songwriter Emily Capell with her unique blend of vintage pop, melodic ska and witty lyrics. Emily has garnered radio coverage on 6Music, BBC London and Radio X, as well as support slots for the likes of Rhoda Dakar, Roddy Radiation and The Blockheads, quickly proving herself to be one of London’s most exciting emerging musical talents. Much loved by The Dublin Castle regulars following a Monday night residency in 2015/16, Emily has gone on to tour the festival circuit with appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, Latitude and Isle of Wight. Man Like Jack – The bastard love child of George Formby and Mike Skinner. When he’s not playing lead guitar with London Ska/Indie heavyweights Lazytalk, Jack hits the road as a solo artist, taking centre stage to perform his own set of cleverly crafted originals. The sound of a ukele connoisseur who’s knows a thing or two about DnB raves, expect heartfelt pub anthems such as “My Girlfriend Hates Me” and humourus protest songs like “The Dickhead Song.” The Hit Git & Split will be warming up the room with an array of Ska, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogaloo & more, all on silky black vinyl! Having honed his skills on the prestigious turntables down at South London Soul Train as a resident DJ, he will bring the festive cheer north of the river with two crates of 45s. Bringing the night to an epic ending after the live bands with dancefloor favourites til 2am!
Dublin Castle

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£14.50 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 29 Dec
tbc + Sabatta
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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£8/£6 on the door
Fri 4 Jan
Jay Ebby East – Heading out on his Bullet To The Butterfly tour, Mr Ebby East rocks a sparkling glam rock tinged version of nouveau Britpop with loadsa crunch and loadsa sass. Could actually be the place classic Blur and prime time Oasis meet up and make sweet love. Nerves- Gritty punk grunge with the intensity of Idles also references Nirvana and at times Rage Against The Machine, not an all out sonic assault, have decent tunes too, good. Slip Digby – Pacey blues infused Grunge rock with soulful vocals on a rockin’ Fu Manchu tip rather than yer Pearl Jams…
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Sat 12 Jan
Over the past 4 years The Jam’d have built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’. Gigging up and down the UK at outdoor festivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK’s top tribute venues & events – inc.Glastonbudget! the biggest tribute festival in Europe! – plus The Jam’d are the only Jam tribute band to play at Claridges, one of the most reputable hotels on Mayfair. The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, The Beat Surrender and many more are all included in a varied and extensive set. The Jam’d are totally committed to giving 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!…. The Jam’d…..The Jam Experience !
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 16 Jan
Richard Strange
 + An Accent Waiting To Happen
 + Rock And Roll Book Club
The Dublin Castle RNR Book Club proudly presents an evening with Richard Strange, the Cabaret Futura./Doctors Of Madness ( “The missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols…” –The Guardian) guy, a towering figure in a Post Velvets/Pre Punk/Post Punk world of poetically imbued and powerfully realized art rock. Writer, musician, composer, nightclub host, curator, actor and adventurer, tonight Richard will be performing ‘An Accent Waiting To Happen’ and indulging in erudite Q and As with book club regulars Julie Hamill and Tony Gleed and you , the audience. Richard Strange is a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London’s cultural life. Now comes his solo show An Accent Waiting To Happen, an evening of songs, films clips, stories, readings and downright scurrilous gossip from his 40 years in the arts and entertainment world. Richard’s achievements and collaborations are manifold, from David Byrne to Marianne Faithfull, via Mike Figgis and Marc Almond. There’s very little Richard Strange hasn’t done!  Recent work has included being narrator and singing baritone in the UK premiere of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels,  featured in Hal Willner’s concert Amarcord…Nino Rota, the Barbican tribute to Fellini’s composer, and collaborated on “Language Is A Virus From Outer Space”,  with the composer Gavin Bryars, a cantata based around the life and work of William Burroughs. And with career overview Perfect Past- The Complete Doctors of Madness, released to unanimous critical acclaim in May 2017 by Cherry Red Records, The Doctors of Madness have just returned from a hugely successful club tour of Japan.  His memoir, Strange- Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks was published by Andre Deutsch in 2005. “Strange- Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks” The press said : The Independent: “A seminal figure at the crossroads of art, music, film and counter-culture” The Tatler: “Richard Strange passes the kool acid test with psychedelic colours” Esquire: “A hilarious romp through the last 30 years of Pop Culture, as charming and amusing as the man himself” Time Out: “This extraordinary memoir is gloriously indiscreet”
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 24 Jan
Love Your NME
 + (Music Journalism Now And Then) with
 + Chris Salewicz + Gavin Martin
 + Spoken Word, Q And A, DJs
The NME may now be just a website, but the former magazine which first appeared in 1952, was the first British paper to include a singles chart, and in it’s 1970s pomp became the best-selling British music newspaper, soon becoming associated with punk rock and the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. The 1970s were the golden age of the inkies, and Sounds, Melody Maker and Record Mirror held sway together in a clearly hectic marketplace, all holding out into various youthquakes before leaving just the New Musical Express standing in the internet age. Widely published music author Chris Salewicz (Zepelin, Marley, Amy Winehouse, Stones, Who etc etc) and Daily Mirror music correspondent and, spoken wordist and poet Gavin Martin (Talking Musical Revolutions) will join Tony Bugbear tonight, and you, the audience, to discuss Music Journalism, and Music Writing Now And Then, so please come along with your pencils and notebooks poised and get involved. Gavin will also be performing and there will be DJs, and further journo tinged musical and spoken word contributions to be announced shortly.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 26 Jan
The Fabulous Micky C – raconteur and songsmith with a songbook inspired by The Clash and Dylan in his battered guitar case. Mongrel Dogs – a Mexican, a Brazilian, a Finn and a Scotsman walk into a bar… and form an altrock band with ferocious riffs and mescaline fueled solos. The Little Horn – psychedelic desert rock with chanted vocals over trippy grooves and warm six string fuzz. Molly Corcoran– incredibly impressive young singer inspired by 70s songwriter greats.
Dublin Castle

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£8/£6 on the door
Fri 1 Feb
1919 – This band were an early contributor to what became the Goth genre and had chart success with the singles “Caged”, “Repulsion” and “Cry Wolf”” as well as the 1984 LP “Machine”, and recorded two Peel Sessions. In 2014, founding guitarist Mark Tighe realigned the band, including original drummer Mick Reed. Two European tours and a host of festival appearances later, 1919 signed a deal with Westworld Recordings in 2016 to release a new album, “Bloodline”, 35 years after their first. Sadly in January 2017 Tighe lost a short battle with cancer, leaving a chasm at the heart of the band. Having insisted the others carry on in his absence though, Mick, Rio, and Karl now had to do justice to the album, and to the memory of their fallen comrade. Bloodline was released to critical acclaim in 2017, with Vive le Rock’s Pete Woods writing “Good goths come to those that wait” in an 8/10 review. Louderthanwar said “‘Bloodline’ will bewitch you“, and Sonic Seducer calling its “nightmarish-hypnotic gloom” a “fitting tribute” to Tighe’s legacy. In April the band confirmed that Sam Evans would be their new full-time guitarist, and began touring the new album once again to rave reviews. And it’s great to have them with us this evening. Damn Vandals- Two bruvs rock it upfront with guitars and vox and a sheeet hot riddim section propels the razzle dazzle angular rocknroll along..it’s a twangsome garage swamp blues rock… Zep meets Pixies meets Bunnymen, with a Mark Lanegan aspect to the vocals… 2 great albums under their belts already and beloved of BBC 6Music’s Sean Keaveney. Deviant Heart- Although sadly Morgellons are no more bass mangler supreme Mark Geraghty can now be found in Deviant Hart alongside the powerfully fiery punk femme vocal presence of Lizzi Lastic, one Albert Awful on guitar and drummer Gianluca. A great clattering but tune laden punk rock noise with sass aplenty.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 2 Feb
Rory And The Island
 + Special Guests
Rory And The Island – Traditional Irish fiddle leads the way with this remarkably party friendly music fronted by the suave, behatted son of Donegal, Rory Gallagher. Rory was formally the frontman of Donegal indie rock band The Revs who had 2 top 5 albums in Ireland during the early noughties. Think The Pogues with the shonkiness and rough edges removed for something a bit more maybe aspirational and upbeat. Fabulous stuff that will really get you and yer crew partying heartily, coz Rory and his fab band also take on a bit of a Summery skank with reggae and Afropop touches. All so beautifully positive and smile inducing… .
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 3 Feb
Cuecliche- Pop punk tour de force who can dip a toe in genre fluidity where required…Rock ballads and grunge and metal and punk all get mingle mangled together to make for a fetching, millenium whoop worthy clarion call of optimistic joie de vivre. Marvelously uplifting rock that can both break girders and wet eyes, bountiful stuff. Cue proper biog!- Cuecliché are a three piece pop-punk band from London. Inspired by an intimate Blink-182 acoustic show in Kingston, Cuecliché came together through a mutual love of the early 2000s pop-punk scene, creating their own brand of nostalgia-soaked anthems reminiscent of Sum 41, Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday and New Found Glory. Saving Sebastian – ‘crappy pop punk’ they say- but of course they protesteth far too much and then some… American stylee for sure so more Green Blink Matchbox Ant Farm type doings, but with much wit and wonder. Bass lines that could cut cheese. Nice.
Dublin Castle

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£6/£5 on the door
Sat 9 Feb
King Of The Slums
King of the Slums are probably the most ‘under the radar’ and important band to come from Manchester. They started up around 1985 in the Hulme, area of Manchester but never considered themselves a ‘Manchester’ band -just a band with an arty background, a little self-indulgent and gritty, story-type songs. A distorted electric violin was used throughout early recordings, along with guitar, bass and drums and they continued developing this sound throughout their initial singles and classic first album Barbarous English Fayre which received widespread acclaim. Following a switch to Midnight Music their second album ‘Dandelions’also received favourable reviews in the music press. In 1991, following their 3rd studio album‘ Blowzy Weirdos’, they fell out with record companies, management and each other and disbanded – despite being considered as a vital live act and on the brink of a US tour.Following a lengthy hiatus in 2009 the band embarked on a new album, but again due to personal differences everyone fell out again and only a handful of new songs developed. The resulting album, “The Orphaned Files” combined these with a mixture of rarities and live tracks and was sold out many times. The band however did not pursue things further. Enduring adoration from critics and fans worldwide combined with a number of enquiries culminated in the band getting back together once more in 2016. A full brand new album ‘Manco Diablo’ was released on June 8th 2017. The date occurred on the same day as a UK general election with the band stating that they wished to ‘bury bad politics’. The new offering was lauded by critics and received widespread airplay. The clamour to hear more and see the band perform live again increased. One year to the day the follow up album ‘Artgod Dogs’ was released. A stunning collection of tracks featuring the familiar ferocious violin sound combined with observational kitchen-sink narrative vignettes which has led many to proclaim it as one of their finest works to date. Standout tracks include ‘Goya, Pinter, Honey, Bed’, ‘Cut-Throat Living’ and ‘The Broken English’ a biting social indictment of the authorities reaction following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster The album was accompanied by their first live performance since 1991. A low-key event aimed as a thank you to longstanding fans of the band King of the Slums are elusive and kind of like it that way. Interviews are rarely given with public performances even rarer. Songwriter and singer Charlie Keigher states “I have always found talking about the music, an irrelevant after event, which has nothing to do with the music. Everyone in the band does it for the music. The music is too important to us to undermine it with post rationalism. It is our art. We cannot change that art with more words. We paint our musical pictures, anything else after that is not really a relevant issue. We are all too busy to indulge in after the event conversations.” This scheduled performance will encompass tracks covering all of their wide back catalogue. Grab it with both hands – it’s a rare chance to see them before they flee back into the Mancunian shadows once more.
Dublin Castle

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£8/£6 on the door
Wed 13 Feb
Matt Everitt
 + The First Time
 + Rock N Roll Book Club + With Julie Hamill And Tony Gleed
Taken from the acclaimed BBC Radio 6 Music show, The First Time invites you inside the lives of some of the music world’s most notable legends. From Alice Cooper to Yoko Ono, Courtney Love to Elton John, follow their lives and careers starting with their first musical memories, first records, and first gigs, finding out the songs that have shaped them along the way. With 40 compelling interviews, specially commissioned collage illustrations, and a bespoke playlist for each musician, The First Time is a must-have for any music lover. Matt will join Tony Gleed and Julie Hamill at The Dublin Castle tonight for a Q and A and book signing event with DJ sets from your hosts and from Matt himself, reflecting some of the iconic figures interviewed in the book.  
Dublin Castle

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£7 on the door
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Sat 16 Feb
Classic Punk’n’Roll party with Pop Punk legends BIG BOY TOMATO plus NUFFIN’, THE BAND OF THE UNDERHAND. Originally formed in the late ’80s, Big Boy Tomato picked up an ever-growing band of followers in UK and Europe through the early ’90s with their raucous, ramshackle live shows and catchy brand of pop punk. A couple of EPs and tracks on the iconic Snakebite City compilations were released, and in 1994 a full album was recorded, but sadly (and mysteriously) never actually released. Fortunately, in 2016 the band managed to regain the rights to the long lost album and make it available. And now they’re back on the live circuit once again … and just as much fun as ever! Talking of coming back from the mists of time.. NUFFIN’ was formed by five teenage school friends from Caterham during the first wave of British Punk Rock in 1976. When original drummer Roger Bullen left to join ‘EATER’ (and became ‘Dee Generate’), their 2nd guitarist switched to drums and the current 4-piece line-up was formed. NUFFIN’ turned up to play the legendary Roxy Club in London on 3rd August 1977, only to find a TV crew had taken over! Luckily, they were looking for undiscovered bands as a counterpoint to the hype of the time, and so NUFFIN’ got to feature in Janet Street-Porter’s LWT documentary: “1977 The Year of Punk”. Forty years on the original members of NUFFIN’ were reunited and their debut album of original ‘70s tracks – “CROWD CONTROL” – was was finally released in 2018 after 41 years! BAND OF THE UNDERHAND – Soulful rock n roll from the Old Kent Rd.
Dublin Castle

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£8/£6 on the door
Sun 17 Feb
Special Kinda Madness
 + Special Guest DJ
Special Kinda Madness –  Hey You! Don’t Watch That …you now the rest… welcome all to a special Sunday late afternoon show with the live music kicking off at 4pm, and a special Madness orientated set from the Specials/Madness tribute experts. Featuring two sets of Nutty nuggets, S.K.M will surely get your loafers moving at a rate of knots over the hallowed Dublin Castle turf- ok dance floor, and we do have a ‘proper’ dance floor for the betterment of your skanking pleasure. And in case you forgot, Suggs did hail the DC as ‘the ancestral seat of Madness’, so it all makes sense. This wonderful band will be playing all the classic Madness hits from the last 30 plus  years along with some of the lesser heard album tracks. It’s a Madness Fest, and definitely not  to be missed! Timings: Doors: 3pm DJ: 3pm 1st set : 4pm DJ: 4.50pm 2nd set: 5.20pm
Dublin Castle

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£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 23 Feb
Fuse The Music
 + Dubvocaliza
Progressive roots rock reggae band Dubvocaliza bring their heavy manner s back to the Dublin Castle with some suitably irie company assured.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£5 Earlybird in advance
Sat 2 Mar
Stone Beach Presents: "The Modernist Club
 + Death Of Guitar Pop
 + Ska, Mod, Northern Soul, Motown DJs
Stone Beach Presents: “The Modernist Club– starring Death Of Guitar Pop. Stone Beach is a brand new mod clothing company that proudly supports both established and upcoming artists. Death Of Guitar Pop are an excellent place to start for this new residency. This spirit’s on fire…Essex boyz bringing that ska noise, DOGP are Silky and Jonny and they play nu age skanki’ music, taking musical influence from all thing 2 tone and Trojan, with a touch of Sublime, Blur, Ian Dury and other good shit thrown into the mix. Absolutely perfect Dublin Castle fare I’m sure you’ll agree.
Dublin Castle

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£15 on the door
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Wed 6 Mar
Nettie Baker
 + Tales Of A Rock Star's Daughter
 + The Cesarians + Rock N Roll Book Club
Nettie Baker’s Tales of a Rock Star’s Daughter are the sharp , funny recollections of Nettie Baker, eldest daughter of Ginger Baker, legendary ‘wild man’ and drummer with the Graham Bond Organisation, Cream, Blind Faith and Airforce.   From poverty to riches and back, featuring a colourful cast of characters known and unknown. Famous faces of the music world and aristocracy are scattered throughout the text alongside those from the ‘normal-land’ that Nettie found herself half in and half out of and set in the vanished world of 60’s/70’s/80’s UK pop culture. Published by Wymer, a must read book which Nettie will be reading from and discoursing this evening with a Q and A and specially tailored DJ set from DC RNR Book Club hosts Tony Gleed and Julie Hamill. Come and ask Nettie a question, buy the book, get it signed. Also tonite we are very pleased to present a full set from Netty’s good friends and ours The Cesarians. The Cesarians always have asuch a cerebral aspect as an intensely emotional one in their amazing music, and will provide a wonderful coda to a night of literary evaluation with their intensity, songcraft, passion and raw emotions. Something dark, beautiful and inordinately powerful comes your way. Nobody else does what they do, and this is a school night out you cannot miss.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 9 Mar
999
 + The Satellites
 + Kid Klumsy
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..The Satellites- are a Punk-Rock band from Acton, West London. Formed in 1977 on October 4th, twenty years to the day that the Russians launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite.The band was put together by school chums Derek Gibbs and John McCall aka Henry Strand (vocals) and Johnny Pi r Squared (bass). They were joined by Clive Warner (Norman Normal) on guitar and Maurice Devereaux (Russell Sprout) on drums. The first gig was at Oriel Youth Centre in Northolt with Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army on December 12th. Gigs soon followed at The White Hart Acton, including one with The Ruts.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 16 Mar
The Collective A.K.A-  Magnificent mod/punk/New Wave/2 Tone covers act- so you get Who, Kinks, Beatles, Stones, Small Faces, a bit of Northern Soul even, Specials, Jam, Madness, The Beat, Clash– and all done with musical chops to die for and a whole lotta soulful attention to detail, with brass and keys courtesy a brill riddim section and a fabulous frontline. Also, the singer could probably stand in for Roger Daltrey at an Ooo concert and nobody’d notice! Top stuff. DJs We Got Killers- Top party tunes from all eras all genres with the emphasis on Killer Diller. Expect a mod/ska/soul bent tonight with a nod and a wink to the great company the plate spinners are keeping.
Dublin Castle

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£8/£6 on the door
Sat 23 Mar
Twink
 + The Lysergics
 + Special Guests + DJs We Got Killers
Twink- Not many people truly match the expectations of the proviso ‘legend’ but where Twink is concerned legendary status is assured and then some. From Tomorrow to The Pink Fairies via Syd Barrett’s Stars and Hawkwind, Twink is an original counter culturalist psychedlicist mover shaker and he don’t sit still brothers and sisters. Apart from still hitting those amazing wigout drums Twink has also recently produced excellent new solo material showcasing his songwriterly quality and Barrett/Ayers shaped Anglo psych pop nous. He’s a fabulous act all right, it’s so good to welcome Twink to The Dublin Castle tonite. And ably backed and supported by The Lysergics too- Velvets, Stooges and early Pink Floyd textures layered and deconstructed to make for a beautiful rush of psych soul. DJs We Got Killers– a cavalacade of head stretching, freakout party sounds from then and now via the inbetween times.
Dublin Castle

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£10 in advance
Thu 28 Mar
Arrive Early To Ensure Catching All 3 Bands- Running Order Decided On The Night! In Conjunction With Vive Le Rock Magazine Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons– Our favourite exponents of true Cat Power…the grind and grit of punk rock seen thru feline eyes, those of amazing front woman Puss Johnson, guitar overlord Jake Johnson, and drums dynamo Ant Johnson. It’s as powerful a sound as you could hope for, accompanied by a singularly dynamic performance from Puss upfront (and right in amongst the audience of course). Never fail to hit the button dead on. For fans of The Stooges, The Cramps, Jon Spencer, Sex Pistols, The Kills…. The Witchdoktors – ‘Kicking the world’s ass one day at a time’…we hear ya.. punk rock is in the mix (Ramones, Clash, Pistols, Damned etc) plus plenty of trashy rock’n’roll-a-billy, and a dash of 60s Psyche-Out Garage, even a little jaundiced country ..great stuff for punks and teds alike. East Town Pirates –  Formed in smugglers dens along the East Suffolk coastline, the East Town Pirates made their way through the punk dives and back bars of ye Olde Ipswich Towne. Armed to the teeth with infectious tunes, they sharpened their hooks in raids on taverns and alehouses around East Anglia before taking their explosive live show on the road and laying waste to the rest of England, Ireland and France. ‘Motorhead meets The Pogues’….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 5 Apr
Folk Devils
 + Inca Babies
 + Turning Black Like Lizards
Folk Devils – Formed by Co. Durham native Ian Lowery (formerly of The Wall and Ski Patrol) this ace band released several acclaimed singles including “Hank Turns Blue” and “Beautiful Monster” and recorded several sessions for BBC Radio’s John Peel Show. Musically their heady brew of swampy rock on a bed of bastardized blues created a vehicle for Lowery’s increasingly misanthropic worldview. A well-honed gutter poet since the early days of punk, Ian developed an idiosyncratic style, fusing a natural gift for sly wordplay and a well turned snarky phrase with his often vitriolic and poignant lyrics channeled through an explosive onstage persona. Folk Devils opened for the likes of The Fall, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Gun Club and Spacemen 3, and also toured extensively throughout Europe. Singer Ian Lowery sadly passed away in 2001. The band reformed in 2016 with new singer Dave Hodgson (once of Parting Shots)to celebrate the release of the retrospective CD/2xLP “Beautiful Monsters” featuring remastered audio of all the band’s studio and demo recordings. Big faves of Bugbear back in the day, finger poised on the pause button as Peely played the underground hits. Fantastic to host their appearance tonight. Inca Babies – Inca Babies were formed in Manchester’s infamous Hulme district in 1982 and their music was a raunchy Death Ray twang from a punk-trash, Americana perspective. Radio 1 DJ John Peel and his producer John Walters heard the Inca’s first single The Interior and offered them a session. It was to be the first of four they did for Radio 1 between 1984-87. With two number one slots in the Indie single chart and a top 5 album, Rumble, the Incas were flying high. Like all good things they came to an end as fashions changed and members came and went, but the band reformed in 2007 with Gold Blade drummer Rob Haynes, a new album followed but all this was sadly marred by the death of bassist Bill Marten. The band was put on hold while they came to terms with this loss, but it was eventually decided to keep Bill’s legacy alive by continuing and finishing off the album they had started writing. The most recent album The Stereo Plan was released in September 2014. Still going strong, and great to have them in the DC tonite. Perfect partners for The Folk Devils. As are…Turning Black Like Lizards – New Brum band with some classy and indeed classic Brit indie noire reference points. A bit of Bunnymen, some Jesus and Mary Chain and Joy Division/New Order for sure. A very fine performance and assured at that, with beefy drums, clinically cool guitars, probing bass and a calm yet powerful vocal. All very cool indeed.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 6 Apr
Krankschaft
 + A Body Of People
 + Jakobi
Krankschaft – Sometime Inner City Unitarians alongside the Hawkwind legend Nik Turner, Krankschaft came to prominence back in the hazy crazy day backing yer man Robert Calvert post his stint with Dave Brock and co…A subsidiary of Kranky Corp Industries (Japan) Krankschaft are time travelers bringing their tales for the past of the future to your ears via a mix of punky space krautrock which they & only they can purvey. Ace to have them hit the DC tonite…. with… A Body Of People– Blending the psychedelic nuances of Julian Cope with the kind of bouncy, rocking Small Faces/Stranglers fare (thanks to some smashing arpegiotastic keys), ABOP combine the commercial and the quirky most heroically. With a tinge of that Barrett/Ayers counter cultural heritage, all envisaged thru a punky party lens mind you geezer, and we understand a new album is on the way….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£6 Early Bird in advance