Wed 22 Jan
Dirty Viv –  female fronted indie of the trusty old school, think Primitives, Cardigans with hooky, memorable tunes. Dirty Viv are good players, good stuff.   Saults – French funk/soul of a blue eyed persuasion and grinding forth a rocky undertow…think Becker Bros, Power Station maybe…a bit of Prince and The Average White BandRuby Dutch – led by a fine female lead vocal which is very sparky and cuts thru cool and deadly over some spacy, dub informed tropicalia tinged intelligent indie  it’s a great blend. Something for the head, the heart and the feet. Micky C- may be without his other 3 tonight but country pop flecked song craft is assured.
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Thu 23 Jan
Megan Dixon Hood – songstress with piano playing ballads in a Clanaad meets Ellie Goulding style but not uber pop kit, rather low key and moody as ya like. Sometimes performs (beautifully) with an orchestra…maybe no Royal Philharmonic in The Dublin tonite but however Megan performs it will be quality. Alice Callari – soulful jazz tweaked pop. Alice has a belting voice, it’s ferocious in places, slinky in others, but she always goes for the big performance.  Ben And The Bad Weather – bluesy rock band formed around singer-songwriter Ben Herbertson who has been a noteable figure on the London circuit for the last few years. With his brother George Herbertson on the drums and Nathan Scoffield on the Bass Bertile des Fontaines – French singer songwriter with an experimental touch and more than a hint of noir, but a commercially astute performance too.
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Fri 24 Jan
K.LINA
 + The Beautiful Game
 + Dirty Donations + The High Rip
 + Jamie Whelligan
K. Lina-Female singer-songwriter from Bulgaria with, powerful emotive vox and a rocking band, sonically Patti Smith via Fleetwood Mac. The Beautiful Game-Exhuberent indie pop with driving punky guitars and insistent hooks and convincing singalong choruses, have been compared to the buzzcocks, which you can sorta hear, there’s deffo a new wave element to this but it’s more of an indie rock beast than a punk-pop one. Dirty Donations-Speedy hard rock with abrasive punkish edges… motorhead, Orange Goblin, Monster Magnet, a bit of Thin Lizzy but then again Al Jorgonsons Ministry off-shoot Revolting Cocks could also be an influence. Stonking stuff. The High Rip –  The most notorious Liverpool street gang of the 1890’s was The High Rip. Fast forward 120 years and it would seem little has changed. On a cocktail of post punk energy and melodic intensity, The High Rip remain a force to be reckoned with. “Songs such as ‘Wasted’ and their soon to be released ‘Thrown it away’’ blow away the tinny cobwebs of trendy dirges and instead give life back to the rotting corpse of music, and turn it from a brain stupefying zombie muso apocalypse into an art form once more.”- Scene & Heard. Jamie Whelligan- is a pop troubadour in the classic late 60s mode, with a penchant for crafted songs; combining sweet melodies with unusual arrangements. With songs spinning effortlessly from one thing to another, Whelligan keeps you guessing a peculiarly English vein of quirky, psychedelic guitar pop.
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Sat 25 Jan
The London SS
 + Dread Messiah
 + Personality Crisis + Daddy Those Men Scare Me
 The London SS– is a name spoken in legends of the UK punk scene of the 1970s. Although the band never released any material (but there are rumours of tape, buried somewhere in the depths of Mick Jones’ old flat) they were arguably as bigger influence on the formation of the infant punk movement as the Sex Pistols. Former members of the London SS went on to form the Clash, The Damned, Generation X. With the Hollywood Brats’ Brady still on guitar from those far flung days and Jimmy McDonald upfront out Iggying Iggy Pop and giving extreme frontman joy…watch yer pint/girlfriend/boyfriend!  Dread Messiah – classic Hackney ‘ardcore outfit back on the road and in the Dublin Castle at last. Personality Crisis – punk covers performed with vim and vigour no doubt coz the pedigree is on point. Ex Angry Samoans   Daddy Those Men Scare Me – ‘a lively group of old men playing punk music’…yes indeed, witty tales of drunkenness, poverty and abject crapness in the English suburbs, a beautiful thing, with some super singalongability and major hooks, barbed hooks at that.
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Sun 26 Jan
Paradise Alley
 + The Suicide Notes
 + Dead Hombres + Above/Below
Smash The January Blues and kickstart 2020 with a night of down and dirty rock’n’roll brought to you by BugBear Promotions in association with Bombshell Records & Management… Those lovable rogues Paradise Alley are back! Currently working on album number three having just released their first single in a million years, ‘Class of 92’, the boys will be taking a break from recording to lighten up a cold January night with their high octane Glam punk… The Suicide Notes –  UK Gutter-trash rock n’ roll. Buzzsaw guitars and raw nicotine-soaked vocals, rock ‘n’ roll swagger, and whiskey on the rocks. The illegitimate sons of punk and sleaze, conceived on a bed of red wine, cigarettes, and back alley attitude. Dead Hombres – Dirty, gritty, dark Rock’n’Roll with howling feedback driven Gretsch Guitar, growling Rickenbacker bass and throbbing drums from Hell. ‘We will sing you tales of Desperados and Bandits, Pirates and Princes, Sinners and Saviours, Lovers and Heroes…’  Above/Below – metal band based in the heart of London, writing music that toes the line between technical, prog inspired riffs, and drawn out ambient and drone sections.. lots of artistry and progressive but tuneful work it is too.
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Fri 31 Jan
Gary Clail Soundsystem – Tonight is the first 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 that will have dropped by the time you hit this unmissable event, 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. Legpuppy – A perfect foil for Gary Clail. Electro with attitutde, OR “Beautifully formed one chord driven satirical punk” Yes, both these things can be true…with some wicked releases behind them already (the proclamatory punk thrum of ‘She’s Lost He Soul’, the sassy narco clubland tood of ‘Tears’….An ace band, proper entertainment with visuals and A BIG PERFORMANCE! As some wise cove said “Leg Puppy are the rising noise on the UK scene, and you better be ready to listen, because they have something to say.” Hercules II – Ypu’d maybe think it might be a Herculean task to get two drummers on stage in the DC but fear not, that most wonderful of artistic deviations as perfected by  The Fall, The Ants, The Glitterband or indeed Headbutt ,is in very safe hands with these infamous slab o’ noizecore merchants.  Here it’s all about the heaviosity, yes, but subtle interplay is there to enjoy too. A dual percussive, multi guitar triumph is assured  from these one chord, multiple inflection hypnorock sensations (including our very own Fuzz Duprey on razor sharp guitar). Oscar Mic – one man London centric hiphop stylist with some brilliant ideas and real earwormtastic tunes too. Suave of look and equally sophisticated in the rhymes and beats department. Wolf Club Lunar Society–  2 piece doing a Black Keys cum White Stripes type template, and the two of em brilliantly bash out ace razzle dazzle  invigorating blues punk. The London Sewage Company   – arrive nice and early (7.30pm) for Mark Barnet and Noel ‘Menace’ Martin‘s 10 legged London punk rock  ’70’s swingers, combining edgy swamp rock with the grooves of The Clash.
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Sat 1 Feb
Beating Hearts Special For Independent Venues Week – Tokyo Taboo – “Big, brash and boisterous, singer Dolly Daggerz summons up vocal inspiration from the likes of Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wendy James of Transvision Vamp and even the great Lene Lovich. The guitars are cranked firmly up to 11 but TT never stray from a killer hook-filled melody. A duo with an impressive stadium filling sound, starring vocals with an impressive range and bags of conviction, and strong tunes with rousing choruses that rock with aplomb.   Healthy Junkies – Female fronted punky rock outfit, recalls Luscious Jackson, Transvision Vamp, X Ray Spex and at times taks on some full on rocking Led Zeppery…Yur Mum – Trio becomes duo but the heaviosity and rocking allure ain’t let up none. Another hugely impressive woman in rock showing the man spreaders how to do it. Run Into The Night – 2 gals from Glasgow performing a pithy pop with psych and grunge touches with harmonies and sweet siren singing…could this be the post Nirvana Strawberry Switchblade? Nice…
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Wed 5 Feb
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + They Call Me Joyless!
 + Pete Jones + Julie Hamill Q And A
 + Special Guests + DJ Tony Bugbear
Pete Jones – We welcome the former Cowboys International, Department S and Public Image Ltd bass mofo to The Dublin Castle Rock N Roll Book Club tonight where in Julie Hamill will grill him to within a plectrum of his life (maybe!) and you the audience can query him too, or get a selfie, buy a book, get it signed…you must know the RNRBC drill by now! Tony Bugbear will provide the roots, shoots, fruits and cahoots of PJ on the metal boxes and there will be a special performance with even more special guests…yes, for one night only we give you The Book Club Pete Jones All Star Rock Combo Band UK!! The Book?…‘They Call Me Joyless’…It is of course the biography of Pete Jones and his story of rising from a Watford council estate to be become a bass player for the biggest punk icons on the planet. Its a tale of missed opportunities, success, failures, laughter and tears as Pete finds his way to NYC to play and tour with Public Image Limited, and the people he met on the way to becoming a footnote to rock history! Ace.
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Thu 6 Feb
Apeman Spaceman- Make a schizophrenic, darkly explosive kind of alt punk-rock. Guttural reflections on a modern world gone wrong and what it’s like to be in it, starring a bloodied cast of conflicted characters – from an agoraphobic girl lost in a teacake in the Co-Op, to a sci-fi Romeo orbiting space in a rehab unit, all set against a world plummeting towards civil war and self invasion from plastic bottles. F4CADE- Apparantly hand picked by Nile Rogers for his meltdown fest,  etherial dreampop via early shoegaxe with a lovely liz frazer-esque lead vox. very nice  Astles-Intelligent Scouse stoner artist- I mean it has that heavy lidded psyched out vibe! Not metal…. singer songwriter in fact but with band channeling John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Father John Misty…emotive, alluring…great stuff. Stuey Moon- is a total babe from Surrey UK who writes charming tunes, outrageous anthems and sing-a-long stories.
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Fri 7 Feb
.Black Powder Merchants-Frantic garage surf punk, short sharp tunes bristling with attitoood, bit cramps in places also stooges, great stuff. Naked- Slowburning blues rock with prowling bass, solid, frippery free drums and some pretty tasty guitar work in the Jimi page/jimi hendrix vein. Nicely measured and soulful vocals too. Alien Jane-Snappy psychedelic pop with folky inflections, like a more frenetic Soft boys in places and the more psych end of The Kinks. have pretty memorable tunes too.
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Sat 8 Feb
DURAN
 + Downotter
 + James And Allix
For the last 2 decades, award winning and international touring act DURAN have maintained their reputation as one of the most respected and authentic sounding Duran Duran tribute acts on Planet Earth! The repertoire encompasses the band’s earliest hits of the 80’s – Planet Earth, Girls On Film, Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio and The Wild Boys – together with their Ivor Novello award-winning 90’s comeback single, Ordinary World, and tracks from their critically acclaimed 2015 album, Paper Gods, where Duran Duran were reunited with former producer and friend, Nile Rodgers, and with Mark Ronson. Not only do DURAN authentically reproduce the sounds and music of this influential global act, but as importantly they deliver the showmanship, raw energy and charisma of Birmingham’s original ‘Fab 5’, and it’s this attention to detail that sets DURAN apart from the rest!  Downotter – Very accomplished electro pop with brazen upfront synth sounds and sophisticated deep brown vocals. Ultravox, Japan, Depeche Mode…and yes a bit of Duran Duran all present and correct.  Engaging stuff.James and Allix are a London based acoustic due playing original music with a foot stomping rock/folk edge. Their influences range from rock to blues through to soul and funk and they’re shaking and rocking their way around the live music scene delivering a lively full-bodied sound…
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Sun 9 Feb
Skamatinee Sunday
 + DJ Marc Griffiths
 + Skarakooda
Skarakooda – Ska and rocksteady brassed up to the max and played with nice and easy vibes to the fore.  This will be a monthly residency scenario, with Skarakooda hitting you up with these iris feelings every second Sunday after in the month. Skamatinee! DJ Marc Griffiths – playing the very best in ska, rocksteady and rude boy reggae.
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Wed 12 Feb
The Wilde –   ZZ Top and AC/DC and big John Bonham drums- thru tight riffology…adrenalin fuelled hard rock with a definute nod to Zep,  huge hooks all played with bags of conviction. Banzai Pipeline – alternative rock band from Staffordshire,  recently released their first single, Problem Child, have recently been signed to M.A.S Records, and have a  Pearl Jam/Soungarden vibe.
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Fri 14 Feb
SLADY's Valentine Party
 + SLADY
 + Tuppeny Bunters + Alex And The Wonderland
COZ I LUV YOU….SLADY on Valentines Night, a not to be missed crazee luv’d up skweeze me pleeze me fest to delight all fans of top drawer ’70s glam and classy Brit Rock. A celebration of one of the greatest bands of all time. A glam rock party for singles and long players alike… Gobby – Singer/Guitarist, Jem Lea – Bass, Donna Powell – Drummer, Davina Hill – Lead Guitar/Singer- An absolutely excellent all female Slade tribute band! What’s not to adore. With moral support from the actual Slade camp too, and quite right. Champers and pot noodles all round. So C’mon Feel The Noize…Get in quick for the special lovers half price earlybird ticket, 50 only available while they last. And the first 10 people will receive a SLADY Valentines Gift Set that will really make your night Bangin’ Man….Tuppeny Bunters – A boy/girl duo who hooofeckin ray sound NOTHING LIKE THE WHITE STRIPES! haha…piano and drums, some showbiz/cabaret leanings via a bit of frantic pop psych and experimentation…is that a theremin or are you just pleased to see me?…lotta fun.. Alex and the Wonderland – blue eyed  of soul a la Scritti Politti (the vocal very much so) with some jaunty psych pop indie..most agreable . Brass section added, sounds boss with 4 to the floor Motown beats and soulful pop BVs. Triffic.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 15 Feb
Flesh Tetris
 + Bite Me
 + Abnormalik + MC Big Grey
Flesh Tetris– the singular and superb space punk supremos are here to launch a no doubt fabulous new E.P tonite… and share with you a little bit of a freak show too. Turn on, Login, Drop out…sounds good to me. Scifi murder cult bunny lovers they may be, an arousing blend of crazed vocalese, brain burrowing bleeps, drum onslaught and bass led murderization to be sure. A must see band. Bite Me- last time the superb all female punk n roll combo Bite Me hit the DC stage men of a certain age- nay women too, nay again men and women of all ages- were besides themselves with the remarkable sass of it all. For fans of The Runaways and Bikini Kill too. Explosive punk rock is right. Also tonight monster mime artist Abnormalik, and your master of ceremonies Big Grey, circus stylist supreme.
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Wed 19 Feb
SEIL LIEN- Very pleased to welcome Marie Claire White and her ace band back to The DC, fresh off brilliantly fulfilling nay surpassing the Shirley Manson role on the recent hit Goodbye Mr MacKenzie reformation tour. Possessor of a wonderful gothic soul vocal and architect of some terrifically transgressive rock noir song craft, SEIL LIEN launch their debut album tonight. Think PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Janis Joplin.. superb. Pattern – Four piece alternative band, mesmeric and quite unique in the vocals,  guitar parts are very groovy and easy to get into. Math pop?  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.
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Fri 21 Feb
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 Slovakia
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Sat 22 Feb
The Collective AKA
 + Subcture
 + 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.
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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
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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  – 2 boys 2 girls playing melodic rock pop with a fine female lead vocal. Some nice playing in the indie pop bracket, light and airy with some crafty guitar.
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Fri 28 Feb
Gary Clail Sound System
 + The Pink Diamond Revue
 + DJ Chris Liberator + Dogshite
 + Acme Sewage Co + Vukovar
 + DJ Fuzz
Gary Clail Soundsystem – Tonight is the first 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 that will have dropped by the time you hit this unmissable event, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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… 
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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
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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.
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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
Sat 11 Apr
tbc + Mildred Pierce
 + Desenser + The Shangrilads
 + Any Old Iron + The Serpent Motors + The Crooked Smiles
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 7.15
£8/£6 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.
Dublin Castle

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