Wed 19 Feb
Leah Rye –  Dutch singer songwriter with a dark and deviant set of adult pop  songs full of tortured ennui and angst but beautiful ennui and angst at that!      Vigilantes-Punchy, hooky indie rock, the energy and dynamism of early Manics shot through with a soupcon of something more noughties, Vaccines maybe? And all topped off  with snappy production, neat. Alien Jane- Snappy psychedelic pop with folky inflections, like a more frenetic Soft Boys in places and the more psych end of The Kinks, good stuff, have pretty memorable tunes too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 21 Feb
Viva La Coldplay (Coldplay tribute)
 + Benjamin Gabe
 + Perfectparachutepicture
Viva La Coldplay – Chiming perfectly with the 20th anniversary of Coldplay first performing in The Dublin Castle and also a birthday for the date Coldplay’s 1st LP came out, this impassioned and faithful reading of the Coldplay songbook promises to be packed to the rafters so get your tickets now. Ah, the blessed Mr Martin and co…..made off with one of our best sound engineers ya know..and he still works for them! Hi Dan x… with Benjamin Gabe –  emotive indie pop with a possible nod to Coldplay by way of Muse but pretty much their own sound, very nice, originally from SlovakiaPerfectparachutepicture – 2 guys playing chunky beats and melodic bass riddimatic groovy stuff that’s sort o post post rock experimental but nails down a pop hook or 3 in the process.  Hard hitting drums paired with distorted and heavy bass riffs are accompanied with soft melodic vocals, creating powerful and emotionally driven songs that are left circling in the head of the listener.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 22 Feb
The Collective AKA
 + Subculture
 + DJ Darren Bennett
The Collective A.K.A- Magnificent mod/2 Tone/punk and new wave covers act who switch effortlessly between the likes of The Specials, The Jam, Madness, The Beat, The Who, The Clash, Small Faces and more modernist marvels , all done with musical chops to die for and a whole lotta soulful attention to detail. Top Ranking, No Full Stop! Bring yer dancing loafers/hush puppies/monkey boots/DMs!  Subculture – superb high energy young mod band.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 23 Feb
Fuse The Music!
 + Dubvocaliza
 + Soul Vibes Band + Alice Callari
 + Georgia Maria
A Sunday musical showcase of pulsating ,entertaining and inspiring music…. DUBVOCALIZA : deep reggae, sophisticated soul and progressive pop rock combine to create an impassioned body of work. SOUL VIBES BAND : soul and reggae riddims applied for dancing feet. ALICE CALLARI : soulful jazz pop ..Alice has a belting voice, it’s ferocious in places, slinky on other tracks, but she always goes for the big performance. GEORGIA MARIA : Turbocharged acoustic-rocker let loose on London’s live circuit. Powerful, darkly poetic modern rock. And Tool covers. PLUS MORE BANDS / ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. NB THIS SHOW RUNS 5.30PM TO 9PM
Dublin Castle

Doors from 5.00pm
£7.00 on the door
£5.00 in advance
Tue 25 Feb
BIMM Showcase Special
 + Brandon Rivers
 + Crystal River + Amy Louise Ellis
 + Ian Brown + Sol
BRANDON RIVERS – uber pop RnB with a breathy emotive vocal not unlike a young George Michael … Brandon fuses trap, pop and alternative rnb to create a sassy, commercial style he calls ‘After Dark Pop’, And there’s certainly is a late night vibe to the music and ambience. Not surprisingly, already singled out as ‘one to watch’ by the BBC. CRYSTAL RIVER – Founded by drummer – Rhys Haines and frontman Sean Hickland, Crystal River is a band originating from London with no strict genre. With influences from Ocean Alley, Sticky Fingers and Oasis, Crystal River’s sound is unique. With their drummer incorporating the legendary playing style of John Bonham, their bassist providing melodic patterns stretched across the whole octave scale, their lead guitarist providing virtuosic guitar parts and their frontman binding it all together with his warm, thick vocal tone, this newly-formed band have a massive future ahead of them. With original tracks like ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘Summer’s Song’, they bring authenticity to the London music scene, captivating their audiences, one chord, one beat, and one riff at a time.  AMY LOUISE ELLIS – Amy Louise Ellis is a singer-songwriter currently based in Birmingham with a regular connection to London, coming September. Amy currently takes influence from Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Sigrid, combining pop with interesting, honest lyrics and melodic, catchy vocals. After releasing her debut single ‘How It Goes’, she had to take a year out of music to focus on her health. Now bouncing back, with her debut EP ‘No New Messages’ out now, Amy plans to pick up where she left off. IAN BROWN –  All the way from Scotland, Ian Brown steps away from his usual throne behind the drum kit to perform his debut solo performance. As a Music student studying BMus Drums at BIMM London he has a wide range of variety in whatever musical setting he gets into. His experience ranges from DJ’ing at Scotland’s most prestigious golf club, Gleneagles, to Being the Musical Director at his local Theatre Group.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 27 Feb
Bobby West – From Liverpool. This guy has a BIG voice ….deep and loud…takes tips from maybe Johnny Cash, John Cale, Jim Morrison, Father John Misty, Ian Curtis even… musically perhaps Van Morrison circa Moondance to Tindersticks via Glen Campbell and Richard Hawley…nicely done. Previously, lead singer with cult Liverpool band, Broken Men – who supported Echo and the Bunnymen on their sellout tour.  “BOBBY WEST meticulously pieces together tracks to paint an authentic depiction of his world. A dark gritty world of which he ruthlessly laments, yet like a man in the gutter reaching for the stars, Bobby gilds the edges of his world to create something beautiful. His lens is tinted with a sun drenched glow at stark contrast to his surroundings. A sweet juxtaposition that echoes in his music as he sings of terrible things in beautiful melodies, like a council estate Sinatra his golden voice self-deprecates in alluring harmony.” Zkeletonz –  Uber pop with  a crisp radio friendly techy approach, with 1980s allusions… perhaps The Beloved meets Prefab Sprout?….they call it ‘POSTPOP : pop music with a postpunk spirit. Bedroom producers from the underground embracing the 21st century with playfulness and confidence’ In the early days Zkeletonz  raised thousands for the Save the George campaign, Support Act, a live music charity initiative which helps fund Refugee Action and Road to Freedom, and other important causes like Well Street Against Racism in Hackney, the Peckham Coal Line urban park project and The Bike Project, which provides free bicycles to asylum seekers.. Delivery Office-Atmospheric alt-rock a bit like Rob Smith fronting Cocteau Twins with a little help from Sigor Ros, rather nice. Sorta shoegaze for our times, nu-gaze maybe. Cash Cassettes  – After taking some time to gather their thoughts and count the cash, five-piece London band Cash Cassettes are bringing their signature indie sound back to the capital with a new line up and fresh tunes
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 28 Feb
Gary Clail Sound System
 + Tony Wrafter
 + DJ Chris Liberator + The Pink Diamond Revue
 + Dogshite + Acme Sewage Company
 + Vukovar + DJ Fuzz
Gary Clail Soundsystem – Tonight is the second of our last Friday in the month residencies with the legend that is Gary Clail. The Brizzle roofer turned magical, mercurial MC cum radical and righteous sound system manipulator is back and then some…his new album ‘Violence’ is the ‘End Of The Century Party’ for 2020, an absolute cracker of a record and a return to form right up there with his best On U Sound material. With fellow Bristolian legend brass and woodwind man Tony Wrafter (Tricky, Glaxo Babies, Maximum Joy etc) as his musical right hand man there’s a deep resonance at play with this fabulous new material, still hot on social comment but head warpingly good to dance to too. Gary will be MCing, live mixing, DJing and collaborating with other artists tonight and last Fridays in the DC for the next few months.  Pink Diamond Revue – Largely instrumental electro rock, with some vimmy vocal samples and other arousing sounds part buried in the mix.. Revolting Cocks via Trans Am perhaps. Artful and invigorating. Chris Liberator, legendary festies techno DJ provided the soundtrack to many a bangin’ night of gurning back in the day and he’s here with us tonight to kick us up the arse with some pulsating, propulsive, boisterous plates once more. Excellent news for all of us who enjoy the relentless, head wrangling end of electronic trance/dance muzik. Chris also happens to hit the skins for Uber Punk joyriders Dogshite; here tonight for us to roll around in. What a glorious stonking stink their urban up and at em tell it how it is ferocious pop punk is too. Brill. Acme Sewage Co. – with the glorious pouting Jenny Darling to the fore not only do we get dazzling punk rock ramalama here but the most apposite shredding guitar this side of James Williamson on Raw Power. Regal. Vukovar –  post punking  drudge and sludge merchants outta Manchester…and we mean this in a really good way- a Bunnymen meets Joy Division vibe but with a hint of twisted Americana and lots of narcotic slunking and slinking around.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 29 Feb
Ball Of Fire Meets Coast To Coast!
 + The Estimators
 + The Bighead + DJ Cello
For One Night Only! Bugbear get on board with not only Ball Of Fire but also Coast To Coast ….Unless it’s as good as it promises to be then we’ll do it again sooncome! Starring The Estimators and their joyful and peerless brand of brass imbued authentic ska and rudeboy reggae and ably supported by The Bighead, North Hants purveyors of prime pop reggae. And between the bands and right til the end of the night in the wee wee hours it’s fabulous to welcome DJ Cello on the decks playing reggae, ska, latin and soul.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Mon 2 Mar
Brian James
 + John Wombat
 + Rock N Roll Book Club + Bastard, The Damned
 + Lords Of The New Church + And More!
 + Q And A And Panel + DJ Vaughan Tokill
RNR Book Club: Brian James, Bastard, The Damned, Lords Of The New Church And More, The Authorized Biography – This book presents the life and career of one of music’s most pioneering, and far too often under-appreciated, guitarists and songwriters, Brian James. From his days as a youngster, cutting his teeth in blues and rock ‘n’ roll cover bands, Brian created the uncompromising Bastard. Playing briefly with London SS, he then formed the Damned. It was with the Damned that he wrote the UK’s first ever punk single, ‘New Rose’. What followed was the first ever UK punk album, ‘Damned Damned Damned’. He went on to form the “transmagical” Tanz Der Youth, before being handpicked by Iggy Pop to join his live touring band, and a brief stint playing with The Stranglers’ JJ Burnel on his solo Euroman Cometh album. With the enigmatic Stiv Bators, he created the Lords of the New Church and released three studio albums. The book also details his other bands, the Hellions, Brian James Brains and the Brian James Gang, in addition to a slew of solo projects. Rat Scabies (the Damned), “It wasn’t even a choice with Brian, this was just how he was. There was no wearing different clothes during the day and then different clothes when you went out. Brian’s thing was that he wanted to look good all the time, not just putting it on but much more, “This is me; this is what I am and that’s how the world is going to see it.”” Dave Treganna (the Lords of the New Church), “He is non-compromising, “This is me, this is what you get. This is my guitar, these are my songs. This is how I do it. If you don’t like it, fuck off.” And I like that attitude” Stewart Copeland (the Police), “The Damned were one of the most kick-ass of all the punk groups. They really made an impact; Rat Scabies blasting away at those drums, pushing the group forward and Brian just had all the right chords, and of course the Captain and Dave.” The normal team of Julie Hamill and Tony Bugbear provide the Q And A, book signing, B James roots, shoots, fruits and cahoots DJ Set ..that’s all in place tonight, and maybe a full panel with author John Wombat on hand to help steer the tiller too…a must attend event for all serious punk rock fans.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£6 in advance
Fri 6 Mar
Punk 4 Mental Health
 + Supporting MIND In Camden
 + Damidge + Strum
 + The Punk Professor
Punk 4 Mental Health supporting MIND In Camden, a great night out with top punk bands and poets and all for a fabulous cause. Tonight with Damidge and Strum and lots, lots more TBA
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 7 Mar
Children On Stun
 + Siberia
 + The Insect
Stuntchild – become a Âpart of the chaos, join ‘Children on Stun’ for a Saturday night at Camden’s iconic music venue, the Dublin Castle. The Stun have invited special guests ‘Siberia’ with London’s very own ‘The InSect’ to give you a night of sweat & noise. The night is scheduled to be filmed and recorded. ¯Website [which contains ticket info, news etc etc] www.childrenonstun.co.uk
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£6 Early Bird in advance
Sun 8 Mar
Skamatinee
 + Skarakooda
 + DJ Marc Griffiths
Skarakooda – Ska and rocksteady brassed up to the max and played with nice and easy vibes to the fore. The second in our monthly Skamatinee residency scenario, with Skarakooda hitting you up with these irie feelings every second Sunday in the month. With DJ Marc Griffiths, playing the very best in ska, rocksteady and rude boy reggae.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2pm
£5 on the door
Wed 11 Mar
Twink
 + Special Guests
 + Q And A + DJs
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 back again to The Dublin Castle tonite. And not just to perform his remarkable music. Tonight is also “Tales Of Twink” as Mohammed Abdullah John Alder engages us with amazing stories from his nigh on 60 years in music.  With a counter cultural psych DJ topping and tailing the event and other surprises, this will be a magical evening.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 13 Mar
Alex Ohm
 + Cryptids
 + Helfy Jakey + Las Nova
Alex Ohm-Dynamic psych and Brit rock informed sophisticated pop rock.  Pretty strong. Good ideas, tuneful and plenty to get your synapses around.Cryptids-Ed Graham of The Darkness and KFB fame in a new band…it’s straightforward melodic rocknroll with a bit of punk, bit of Stooges, tad of metal and psych…done with balls and very rock and roll. Jakey- psych-infused blues rock sounds a little bit like Country Joe And The Fish in places, but pretty much their own sound, catchy inventive tunes Las Novas-Seem to have dispensed with the new order/early cure vibeof old, more of a straightforward rock n roll thing now, though they’ve retained some of the cure in the spindly jangly guitar sound, sounds a bit like very early stone roses and other c86 types, great stuff
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 14 Mar
The Insatiable Ones
 + Suede Fan Meet Up
 + 30 Years Of Suede + Charity Fundraiser
We celebrate 30 years of Suede with a Suede tribute band starring Suede insider and biographer David Barnett, quiz plus our own Insatiable DJ The Boy. All profits from the event will go to John Brandham. John is a dear friend of Suede who recently suffered a stroke. The money will go to our GoFundMe campaign for John’s ongoing care & support.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£20 in advance
Sun 15 Mar
Craic Boi Mental
 + Whip Girl
 + Pat and the Pro’s
Craic Boi Mental – Ireland’s greatest pop star Craic Boi Mental makes his London debut at the iconic Dublin Castle, Camden Town – Sunday 15th March. Alongside his partner in crime Whip Girl, he’ll be playing all the hits for the fans including  ‘Polo’s Is Life, Irish 2Pac, Yung Gowl & many more! Irish rapper, Irish themes… “Craic Boi mental, One of the oddest and most creative artists in Irish hip hop”  The Rubberbandits “This fella is a hook machine” Mango “There’s something incredibly punk about Craic Boi Mental. He’s here to fuck with your perception of an artist. Along with his wife Whip Girl, he’s been releasing tape after tape, track after track, video after video” District Magazine. With… Pat and the Pros – From La Réunion (Reunion Island – Indian Ocean)… think Joy Division with a classy veneer…late era Roxy Music springs to mind. “Pat has a deep Jim Morrison croon which casts its shadow over something somewhere between early 80’s power synth bands and 70’s… 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Wed 18 Mar
Stephanie McCourt
 + Lester Franco
 + Sam Ostler + Tenacity
Stephanie McCourt-An ex-factor ex-cotestant, but not the bland pop-de-jour you’d expect, this is  soulful blues, deftly played and her voice is fab, nods to Winehouse circa Frank Lester Franco-Classy blues infused rock with added strings and a louche Tom Waits feel to the vocals, though musically it’s more Nick Cave via PJ Harvey, great stuff. Sam Ostler- Musically, Ostler cites Elton John, U2, Take That and Celine Dion as major influences, although his sound is much more contemporary and his grasp of writing and ear for a massive pop melody are undeniable. With songs ranging from solo piano & vocal ballads to huge, full-band rockers. Tenacity – a dreampop melodic alternative pop/rock with jazz, electronic and ambient influences… jazzbo funky, but all quite understated and slinky.Very interesting.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 20 Mar
Mike McEvoy Band
 + DJ Hooch
 + Special Guests + Rex
Mike McEvoy Band – Slick funky jazz played with verve and vim…Mike has been around, having played guitar/keys with Stevie Winwood and The James Taylor Quartet…think Mike Post‘s excellent 1980s TV themes, Weather Report, a bit of late era Miles Davis, Quincy Jones etc… Mike has also done a lot of acclaimed film score/arranging work.  Performing two sets tonight. DJ Hooch – the B-Boy Championships guy will be spinning great, before,between and after the live sets.  tunes throughout the evening. This man knows his funk, soul and hip hop onions having run a 12 year long party at the Africa Centre, brought Parliament Funkadelic over to London in the 1990s, written two books (Bronx to Brixton and Streetdance) and also runs the clothing webstore hiphopstore.com.  And still regularly DJ’s internationally and across the UK. Rex – cool new young up and coming  female artist performing soulful numbers with keyboards and sweey harmonies care of 2 backing vocalists.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 21 Mar
Punky Reggae Party
 + Levi
 + Slow Time Mondays
Punky Reggae Party cover early Clash, Damned, Stranglers, SLF, The Ruts (Leigh from Ruts DC is eve in the band!) etc… along with the Reggae orientated songs those amazing bands wrote or covered themselves. Tonight in the perfect surroundings of the ever wonderful Dublin Castle… Very Pleased to announce we have Levi and the Slow Time Mondays providing impeccable support. Gonna be a great night.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 25 Mar
Banzai Pipeline – alternative rock band from Staffordshire,  recently released their first single, Problem Child, having recently been signed to M.A.S Records, for fans of Foo Fighters/ Pearl Jam/Soungarden. Pastel – outta swinging Swansea…not to be confused with The Pastels – a right royal churning psychedelic shugaze concoction with just enough post Roses scally pop leanings to keep the indie kids happy, but shrooms have been brewed and shimmerings and swagger are agogo in the valleys. Nice. The World Of Mick –  Moody twangy pop with exotic touches (accordion, brushed drums, spectral singing)…moody and magnificent. British but Americana inspired fo sho…jazzy but country..  it’s a damn nice blend. Patrick Bergin   – recently espied on Eastenders being very menacing indeed, noteable thespian Patrick B is also a noteable musician, a very gifted musician with an eclectic remit at that. Check it out for yourself …but yer gonna need to be here for 8pm sharp. A treat.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 26 Mar
Man Shaped Wolf –  Chilli Peppers meets Zep and a shed load of attitude, plus some moments of impressive sensitivity- “We’re like the hairy chaps with the snouts, except were more upright and we rock harder, four fiercely funky rockers so energizing you’ll have to get up and get down. screeching rock guitar with blistering solos and rhythm section that will make you feel like nothing else matters all fronted by the bellowing vocals of Mr Sky Wales himself” Magnetic Skies – turning the Coldplay style into something a lot more biting, care of a genuinely fresh and impassioned vocal style- coming on somewhere between Jon Anderson and Julian Cope a la falsetto…nice vocal, highly accomplished music… The Chase – Wistful Beatlesey psych pop, elements of Brit Pop especially Oasis in their more reflective moments, also  Reverend and the Makers, nice tunes. Kit B – Post punk dynamics and a nice pallette of sounds. Keys n guitar n bass n drums with a honeyed but firm vocal… puts you in mind of something Zoo Records woulda put out in 1979. Elsewhere a hint of early Stone Roses in the jangle but more post punk psych a la Blue Orchids cum Section 25 really. Good kit then, Kit B.  Inferiority Complex – first formed in late 1979, and in  1982 morphed into Mono. Reformed in 2011,  and in 2017 released an album and single on German Shepherd Records.  Post punk both historically and genre wise with influences from Joy Division, New Order, Section 25, The Wake, A Certain Ratio, Tunnel Vision, Gang of Four, Public Image Limited….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 28 Mar
Rubbish OasisTributeBand- Wryly named after them Gallagher boyos penchant for rubbishing other bands in interviews, please don’t be put off by this suitably sardonic humour… luckily these fellas ain’t rubbish at all…hence they are 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 definitely not maybe be arsed to come to this gig.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 29 Mar
SUNDAY REGGAE SOUL JAMM
 + Wayne McArthur
 + Dubvocaliza + Meron
“SUNDAY REGGAE SOUL JAMM ” – Reggae Artist Wayne McArthur  and Popular Female Artist called Meron performing with Dubvocaliza, the melodic mash up band who mix roots reggae, rock, soul and world music textures. . Plus Reggae DJ cgiving you good irie Sunday vibes.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 3pm
£7/£5 on the door
Tue 31 Mar
Anne Pigalle
 + Lu Edmunds (Public Image Ltd)
 + Ray Gange (Rude Boy) + Stephen Micalef
 + Cathy Flower + Ruth King (Rakish Paddy)
 + Dolly Blow Up
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. In the wake of her recent superb album L’Ecstase, this evening Anne puts together an evening of music and poets featuring some stellar names from the London Bohemian underground such as Lu Edmunds (Public Image Ltd, The Damned, Shriekback etc) and Ray Gange, raconteur sublime (Rude Boy) Cathy Flower – is a published performance poet from Sydney , and predominantly writes about the painful struggles in life, conveying always the possibilities of freedom. Dolly Blow Up is a dancer, a Soho girl with a passion for the Burlesque and rock and roll… Ruth King will bring a blend of Irish and country music and plays in bands such Rakish Paddy and Jericho Riders. Tonight is Anne Pigalle’s Ecstase In The City AKA ‘The Failed Prostitute Revue’, with poets, musicians and other performers’ expressing the poetry of the city against the backdrop of destructive gentrification – Regarding ‘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
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£5 Earlybird in advance
Fri 3 Apr
The Unfunkables
 + The Antisocialites
 + Poquet
The Unfunkables –  funk & soul band featuring covers of dancefloor enabling funky music from the 1980s through to today. Expertly performed by a  lineup that includes multiple talented vocalists and a swinging brass section this is a fabulous night out.   The Antisocialites – choice covers and sassy psychedelic jams. Jamming good. Poquet – Heavy funk soul with a mid 70’s feel, Parliament and Funkadelic could be touchstones, but there’s also elements of Prince and something more outre and experimental, like man, a bit of a hazy psychedelic feel to some tunes, good way to kick of an evening of booty bumpin’ funk n soul then.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 4 Apr
Venus Endeavour – alterno rock and grunge with a hint of Americana, fronted by superb singer guitarist Elsa B Baron.  David Woodcock –  Upbeat and lyrically sharp pop with a nod to Ray Davies on the one tailored sleeve, and Jarvis Cocker on the other.  David’s songs have an air of Mott The Hoople, Vivian Stanshall as a drunken Harry Nilsson, Pete Doherty with a clean bill of health or Damon Albarn in young, cocky scamp mode. Kath and the Kicks  – Female fronted alt rock, Kath’s got quite a voice, it’s a bit Patti Smith but with a better range and little nuances that sound a bit P.J. Harvey. Musically this is all over the shop, but in a good way. It’s bluesey, grungy, garagey and touches on New Wave in places, compelling stuff. The Meffs –  A girl plays guitar and sings, a geezer on drums no bass…spirited thrash ramalama punk rock, fiery and impassioned… “Noisy. Under-produced. And most definitely ‘in the room’. Glorious punk in the great tradition of British political/punk acts. And if there was ever a time when society needed the kids to make some noise, it is now. ” Tobi on Fresh on the Net, Dec 2019.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 11 Apr
Papal Plot
 + Mildred Pierce
 + Bulletproof + The Shangrilads
 + Victim Card + Rebel Troubadour
 + Mucky Blond + The Crooked Smiles
Papal Plot – young London punk band executing a superb social commentary based rancorous ramalama rock and roll. Has the grit and gumption of early Buzzcocks or Swell Maps with a nicely off the cuff Eddie Argos like vocal. Great stuff. The Shangrilads – out of Ireland and into the UK for some rascalish anarchy…rancid overdriven guitars – 1969 Stooges drums and a space punk cosmic rocknroll vocal somewhere between Hawkwind and The March Violets- lots of Stoogesnesness….punky and very bloody enjoyable. Desenser – Hardcore punk band based in South Yorkshire. Fierce and furious Ruts/Upstarts shaped punk rocknroll- loadsa pop eyed intensity and occasional collapse and mayhem amidst the tight riffing ‘We’re a fucking band. With real dogs’- all right then! Mildred Pierce – Hit some crisp disco rhythms but don’t be fooled…that 4 to the floor is in place to carry some heaviosity in the AC/DC, ZZ TOP, Saxon mould. There’s a growly vocal, searing guitars and you have to say they er rawk.  Any Old Iron– ‘God is dead and we have killed him’…steady now lads!… Any Old Iron offer up some plaintive garage rock with dusty boots and lovelorn appeal. Something of the desert. I mean sandy wastelands not sticky toffee pudding. Allah Las type fare. The Serpent Motors – Punk rock / post punk troubadours from the Peak District. Currently promoting latest album Rock n Roll Radio. The Crooked Smiles – punk and grunge informed hard rocking 3 piece with floaty Brit Rock melodies outt Sheff.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30pm
£8/£6 on the door
Wed 15 Apr
ELK
 + Flote Solu
 + Fortune Cookie + Public Service Announcement
ELK-New Zealand’s Sexiest Rock N’ Roll Band rock band ELK have quickly made a name for themselves across the New Zealand music scene with a series of explosive high energy shows… thrash heavy punky hard rock. Sulu- Combine sludge/Alternative/Post-Rock and Stoner influences to create original music that excites and inspires us’- inspirations fom a mixed palate including Sigor Ros, elements of The Mars Volta, The Music, Neurosis, maybe Tool Fortune Cookie-spiky punk/grunge played with venom and fire, gritty hooky tunes played with plenty of conviction. Public Service Announcement- Punk outta high wycombe, more hooky punk pop ‘n roll really, reminds of the vibrators or a less abrasive 999 also a bit johnny moped
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Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 18 Apr
The Skapones
 + Special Guests
 + DJs
The Skapones – a reet skanking pleasure…a ska band who play sassy Specials/Beat influenced originals as well as a buncha classics..a punky reggae tease all the way from..The Tees… as in Tyne Tees… oh never mind. Anyway these effortlessly Bonny Lads are leading lights in the Specialized Project, a wonderful phenomenon that raises money for Teenage cancer Trust & Youth Music UK and produces some amazing music from the post 2 Tone Brit ska and mod/scooterist scenes. Amazing bands have been tributes in the course of all this, and The Skapones with ace Skapones versions of ” Police On My Back”  (on Combat cancer- A tribute to The Clash), “Midnight Ravers” (One Heart – A tribute to Bob Marley) and “Smithers Jones” (2017 Specialized tribute to The Jam.). Support this band and their good works and have a brilliant night out in the Ancestral Seat Of British Ska into the bargain.    NB-  The Crashed Out/Dissent gig today is at 2.30pm til 5pm. Matinee Show. Separate ticket. HERE- http://www.bugbearbookings.com/bugbear-elsewhere/
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Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 25 Apr
The Communicators
 + Special Guest DJs
The Communicators – From Zummerzet/Brizzle, it’s marvelous to welcome back these fellows, reformed, refreshed, revitalized, and really bloody great. What a wicked ska band, a kick ass Brit rudeboy extravaganza a la The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Selecter via some frothy old school J.A nuances and peerless musicianship. Communication is the key and these chaps will deffo get the message across that it’s time to get the party started and keep it going all night long. Might as well book yer brogues into the cobblers for Monday mornin coz they’re gonna get some serious dancefloor friction.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 15 May
Helgrind
 + Earthbound
 + Ashborn + Militia
One Eyed Toad Records showcase HELGRIND’s music crosses all genres of metal and appeals to all metal music fans spread throughout the globe with diverse melodic undertows and an aggressive vocal sound that carry the ethos of the band to higher statures and charge the band with the determination and brutality that was true in ‘HELGRIND’ from the beginning. Earthbound have established a strain of melodic metal all of their own, perfectly blending traditional melodic death metal riffs with prodigious choruses Ashborn are a heavy and full of energy matel band from midlands (Northampton/Birmingham) that will make sure your ears and necks will hurt after listening to their music!!! Militia has original and thundering compositions, we are well-equipped to begin our journey to bring our music to the masses. With guitarist, Brody Thompson, bass player, Ryan Colley, and drummer, Jake Harrop, added to the fold in 2019, this Militia is armed to the teeth with metal (music, that is…)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
£5 in advance
Sat 16 May
Maxdmyz
 + Special Guests TBA
MAXDMYZ is a London based 5-piece band consisting of Twister (vocals), Filon (guitars), Jay (drums), Jness (bass guitar) and Vortex (keyboards). The band has built its reputation in London and beyond with stunning live performances and recording some of the most innovative and original alternative metal ever to come out of the UK music scene. Highlights include a past collaboration with Eminem  and the critically acclaimed Cosmic Hearse EP.  The band’s influences are wide and varied, from Lou Reed and Black Sabbath, to Squarepusher, Pantera and 80’s electro pop – but what truly marks this band out is its musicianship and compositional excellence and the breadth and variety of its output.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Thu 9 Jul
Tim Allen’s Twenty Seater Microwave
 + Gold Top Baby
 + The Juice + Special Guest Nigel Clark (Dodgy)
 + DJ Ben Taylor 'The Magic Mod'
Hi Tim Allen’s Twenty Seater Microwave- Tim Allen is a Singer/Songwriter from Preston Lancashire. He has released two singles with Kiwi band “Stormporter” and most recently has been on three international tours of south east Asia playing, Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia and the Philippines with N.Z band “Hangar 18” which saw the band sign a 15 country wide deal with MCA music(universal music Philippines). Hangar 18 also toured the whole of N.Z and played to 4000 people on new year’s eve 2018. The new album “The Last Bastion of a Lad’ is to be released on N.Z label Songbroker and distributed by The Orchard/sony music. Songbroker is owned by Kiwi songstress Jan Hellriegel and is host to some of New Zealand’s best talent. This very tasty new band which comprises of Kiwi legends, Ben King ( Goldenhorse), Milan Borich, (Pluto) Matthias Jordan (Pluto, pyjama club) and Jonathan Burgess . The sound of the new material and the band is very much steeped in U.K culture …. Oasis ,kinks ,The Beatles, Paul Weller e.tc with a kiwi twist.  Gold Top Baby –  Featuring Dorian Cox, guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Long Blondes.  ‘Cox comes across like the Stockport Alan Vega, Gold Top Baby is a sleazy and minimal affair, all smutty electronics that, as Cox puts it, “is the sound of Pulp’s “His N Hers” if it had been recorded in No Wave NYC with Suicide at the controls”…’  (The Quietus). THe Juice – indie pop duo from Preston surroundings plying a scally rock with a sweet pop sheen. Nigel Clark Of accomplished psych and soul  tinged indie pop giants Dodgy needs no fanfare, you’ll all know what a talent he is, excellent to have him along tonite as Tim Allen’s special guest. Sounds between the bands, before and after provided by Ben Taylor (TheMagic Mod), a genius with both a pack of cards or a box of dancer friendly 45s…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 11 Jul
The Dekkertones – Playing authentic ska, well more rudeboy reggae really- skinhead reggae, boss reggae, whatever you prefer! Male singer, female singer, full brass front line and a nicely skanking rocksteady vibe. ‘Sweet Soul Music’….’Hurts So Good’…’Everything I Own’ and so on… Got the look. Got the talent. Do it sweetly and dancing feetly , an absolute corking night out assured- this’ll be The Best Saturday Night Out In Camden Town needless to say. With fine support from Jack The Lad – 5 piece band playing classic Punk Ska & Oi! from ’78 onwards, with a few obscure tunes thrown in for good measure. Av it !
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Doors from 7.15
£16 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 28 Nov
The Bracknall
 + Special Guests
The Bracknall- Long awaited London appearance by the soulful rocknroll combo  who specialize in skuzzed up bluesey indie rock, with reverberations of The Libertines, King Blues and trace elements of Jamie T.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door