Tue 17 Jul
Redrock Jam
The Dublin Castle Redrock Jam– Every Tuesday. Featuring the superb house band  Red Wire and a multitude of artists. Every Tuesday FREE ENTRY. Sign up to participate from 7.30pm…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Thu 19 Jul
Dr Rob & the Radi8ors-Indie with a hypnotic psych element but played in a post punk manner and featuring a pretty unique female vocal… sorta Deaf School via The Velvets...Slow Mojo – juzt when you think you’ve encountered a fairly regular blues rock outfit they grab you by the sonic lapels and hit you upside the head with some edgy rocknroll that is part Alex Harvey part Zep. Triffic. Joel Gardner- really deft fingerpicking guitar style and a bunch of uber pop songs that could show Ed Sheeren a ting or two. Joel Gardner- Acoustic troubadour with a pretty deft finger-picking style and pleasently upbeat tunes.  Black Swan Event-Alt-pop with late 60’s brit acid pop, the Creation could be an influence, also nods to new wave and the the lyricism of Ray Davies tempered by the melancholy of Kurt Cobain.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 20 Jul
The Pogue Traders Vs The DPRK
 + The Pogue Traders
 + Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke + DJs We Got Killers
The Pogue Traders VS DPRK!- In an exciting new development, our favourite ‘tribute’ band (a term that doesn’t do the Official Pogues‘ approved interpreters of all things Pogue Mahone any kind of justice) and our very favourite six legged super talented living punk, new wave and indie karaoke machine, come together in perfect Friday night party harmony. Thus… The Pogue Traders will perform the wonderful, poetic, genius music of The Pogues in 50 minute sets from just after 9.30pm, and Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke get the whole shebang going via their remarkable ability to interpret a multitude of classic tunes with YOU as The Star. They play, you sing – simple.  7.30 sharp start, for 2 hours of punky karaoke funtime with a bit of a competitive element. (The DPRK will back for Punk’s Payday Karaoke next Friday 27th July and all top interpreters of song will be invited back free of charge for that show to continue as part of  a 2 leg competition) The best fun you can have with your bondage trews and bumflap on whilst downing your 11th pint of Guinness.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 21 Jul
Spizzology
 + Nuffin
 + Lover + Jakobi
Spizzology  The 40th anniversary Spizz Oil party may have been put on ice as guitarist Pete Petrol is stuck in the Antipodes but never fear as SpizzEnergi guitarist Luca is on hand to play the Spizz greats with the man himself. From those wonderfully stark early records we know and love, post punk essentials on the road to the multi faceted Spizz machine, to later Spizz punky pop classics via some choice covers. Spizz Dublin Csdtle Summer Party # Nuffin – On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin’ turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play ‘Audition Night’, only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an ‘undiscovered’ band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity.  First band to feature 13 year old drummer Dee Generate too, poached by Eater who were all of 15 at the time. A mere forty years later (40th anniversaries all round) they’ve just completed their debut album ‘Crowd Control’, what a wonderful thing what with their charming irreverent old school punk pop played clean and fast just like back in the day. Anyroad, a perfect foil for your Spizz Oil. Lover-Big bollocked soul inflected pop rock…great vocal, techy ’80s crossover sound, big guitars, dance/hiphop textures and a chant along chorus perfect for radio old schoolwise  Jakobi-gritty post-pink informed indie rock, sounds a bit like The Gun Club in places and there’s some interesting dissonant guitar sounds, compelling stuff and pretty unique, fine work.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 22 Jul
Sylvain Sylvain- Full rocknroll solo set plus, storytelling,  projections and Q and A! “Don’t live life worrying about it, just T. Rex the shit out of it.” – The New York Dolls were called many things; glam, proto-punk, hard rock, but are probably best understood as a “dirty rock & roll” band. Combining an aggressively androgynous style with street smart New York attitude and campy humour, the New York Dolls ushered in the era of CBGBs, heroin chic, loud guitars and referential lyrics which gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television and many more. Fans of the band range from Guns N’ Roses to Morrissey, who organised the reformation of the band when he curated Meltdown festival in 2004.  Sylvain Sylvain was there from the start, and There’s No Bones in Ice Cream is his story. Taking in his early life in New York, the rise, fall and rise again of the New York Dolls, and all his misadventures between, There’s No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock’s greatest, told in his own authentic voice. More dreary observers such as the whispering Bob a job Harris sneered ‘Mock rock’ thru bad hippy teeth, but a hundred nascent punks broke their E.L.P LPs over their knees and eagerly awaited punk rock. With wonderful projections of photographs from Syl’s personal archive, a Q and A by Tony Bugbear and a whole set of Syl’s sensational sound today. Not to be missed for all Jet Boys and Jet Girls. With thanks to Black Dog MuzikThe London SS– The proto punk meeting of Stooges, Dolls and MC5 fevered minds that once featured Brian James (The Damned, Lords Of The New Church), Mick Jones (The Clash, B.A.D) and Tony James (Generation X, Sigue Sigue Sputnik) also featured ex Hollywood Brats guitarist Eunan Brady, who reformed the band a few years ago with a bunch of fabulous seasoned  punk n roll players including singer Jimi McDonald and second guitar Taj Sagoo. A perfect way to kick off an evening with a Doll from New York City, because for those of you who thought the ‘SS’ was something dodge and fascistic, just remember our very special headline act tonight is S for Syl S for Sylvain. Damn cool.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Tue 24 Jul
Redrock Jam
The Dublin Castle Redrock Jam– Every Tuesday. Featuring the superb house band  Red Wire and a multitude of artists. Every Tuesday FREE ENTRY. Sign up to participate from 7.30pm…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 25 Jul
Lyra-Highly accomplished Nu-soul, nicely understated intrumentation, great female vocals, rocks out at times too, which works well, sorta Sade des nos jours. The Goodbye Look– Funk pop with a possible nod to Jamiroquai, very well played, tight as fook rhythm section, tasteful brass and some neat lead guitar breaks, have decent tunes too. All good. Callum Walsh -singer so gwriter with a sweet summery feel that shows off his dark brown honeyed voice and a nifty way with diminished jaxx chords. Kind of Ben Watt meets Nick Drake.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 26 Jul
Drusila –The ‘tropicalia’ guitar sound returns vis nugaze textures and an attractively psychedelic carousel feel with the inevitable 1980s undertones….Young bucks,  handsome, a little bit styled, a sassy and sellable 3 piece. Skilda – Electronica with spaced out mantras care of a female vocalist keying into a kind of Celtic Bjork thang (they hail from Brittany) – and very impressively it must be said, as dark troublesome tribal techno builds care of her percussionist male pard…Chemical Bros, Prodigy type bangin crossover electronica. Apollo Junction – Indietronica in the vein of MGMT, Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club, and The XX. Sunny side up uber pop gilded with some transgressive artfulness. Top of their game, Leeds finest. The Subliminal Kittens-Wistful psychedelic pop, Syd era Floyd, via something a bit more alt and experimental, west coast pop art experimental band maybe or early Mercury Rev, neat. Danny Wright- With his brand new single “I Didn’t like You (and I really mean it)”, Danny Wright and his band  have captured that feeling and boxed it up into an incredibly catchy slice of pop-rock. With an instantly memorable guitar hook in the first few seconds of the song, I didn’t like you (and I really mean it) will draw listeners in and lodge itself firmly in their brain for weeks on end, especially the track’s huge chorus.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 27 Jul
Pay Day Punk And New Wave Karaoke
 + The DPRK
 + Johnny Seven + The Filth
 + The Outbursts + DJ Fuzz
Punk’s Payday Karaoke–  Payday Punk Rock And New Wave Karaoke is our monthly fourth Friday of the month regular Dublin Castle sing and be Damned happening. Featuring our bespoke punk and indie covers crack team The DPRK– AKA Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke– and their mahoosive book of fabulous songs that you can perform live on stage in London’s most iconic venue.  Free drink for the first 20 full paying punters entering the on stage fray. Featuring special guest turns and DJ Fuzz at the musical controls to keep the party going til the wee wee hours, this will be your monthly must attend event in Camden Town and certainly the only one where you can unleash your inner Johnny, Debbie, Joey or Joe. You are a fucking star, see you at the fucking bar.  Those songs- Beastie Boys – Fight for your right Billy Idol – White Wedding/Blink 182 – All the small things/Blondie – Hanging on the Telephone /Blondie – One way or another/Blur – Song 2 /The Buzzcocks – Every Fallen in Love?/The Clash – I Fought the Law /The Clash – London Calling /The Clash – White Riot/The Damned – New Rose /Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia/Elastica – Connection/Electric Six – Gay Bar /The Fall – Totally Wired/Green Day – American Idiot /The Hives – Hate to say I told you so/Hole – Celebrity Skin /Iggy Pop – I wanna be your dog/Joan Jett – I Love Rock n Roll/Joy Division – Transmission/Kings of Leon – Molly’s Chambers/Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit/Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop/Ramones – Wanna be Sedated /Rancid – Ruby Soho /The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning /Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the U.K. /Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen /Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant /Stone Roses – I wanna be adored/Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime/Talking Heads – Psycho Killer /UK Subs – CID /The Undertones – Teenage Kicks The Vapors – Turning Japanese/Weezer – Hash Pipe. Johnny Seven – Triffic Teeside 2nd wave punkers with a keen ear for melody,  agreat look and frippery free hook laden tunes executed with aplomb and explosive power. Great to hear a cover of The Pistols’ ‘Bodies’ too…excellent rock and roll abdn packing much much tood. The Filth – Also making the punk rock equivalent of the Jarrow March tonight…The Filth, and yes they do have plenty of Fury…fantastic punk rock phlegm and phlegmatic fire. The Outbursts– get in nice and early Payday Punk Rock Party kicks off EARLY 7pm sharp tonite for the fabulous Outbursts – and with an album entitled ‘Alien Bra’ in their underwear drawer what’s not to love…Anarchic knockabout nonsense from a proper London punk band singing short snappy songs with absurd topics and surprisingly good vocal harmonies. Don’t expect politics, don’t expect philosophy, they say, goes for the whole night…..DJ Fuzz takes it to the dancefloor in his very own inimitable style (after banging the gammal as Judge Fuzz neck for the karaoke Kompetition too…) 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 6.45
£5 on the door
£5 in advance
Sat 28 Jul
00000000 –art rock cum post punk with forceful artful  vocals and a wayward twisty turny experimental feel. Interesting…a bit Kristin Hersch maybe, or a more leftfield Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Remind me of Ut actually…and Jefferson Airplane meets Siouxsie allowing the acid free reign. See also Bowie at his Berliner darkest, King Crimson, Peter Hamill. Legal Freaks- Dave Roca formerly of Underrunners fronts this awesome, high energy  punknroll type band….Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church, Dolls, Damned. The Turn post-punk infused indie rock a-la Magazine with an occasional rhythmic and rocking blast of something a bit rawer, early Clash, The Jam and Wire maybe. Vertical Noise– Cardiacs taken to punkish extremes which works well.. pretty intense with build ups as you’d imagine and wahcky bits then heavy bits then Devo/Fall quirky riffs. Strong.  Charmides- Indie pop, upbeat and melodic, harks back to classic old school The L.A’s but there’s more recent influences too, Artic Monkeys maybe.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Tue 31 Jul
Redrock Jam
The Dublin Castle Redrock Jam– Every Tuesday. Featuring the superb house band  Red Wire and a multitude of artists. Every Tuesday FREE ENTRY. Sign up to participate from 7.30pm…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FRRE on the door
£FREE in advance
Sat 4 Aug
The Collective A.K.A
 + Brunk
 + DJ Darren Bennett
The Collective A.K.A- Magnificent mod/2 Tone covers act- so you get Specials, Jam, Madness, The Beat, Clash– all done with musical chops to die for and a whole lotta soulful attention to detail. Top Ranking, No Full Stop! DJ Darren Bennett- No stranger to nicing up a room full of soul, ska or rudeboy reggae fans is Darren,, so you’ll be in sound hands for mood setting and dance craze encouraging before, between and after the bands tonite. Brunk – Brassed up collection of punkers with a selection of handpicked covers from the world of ska, punk, rock and TV theme music. A joyous thing.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Tue 7 Aug
Redrock Jam
The Dublin Castle Redrock Jam– Every Tuesday. Featuring the superb house band  Red Wire and a multitude of artists. Every Tuesday FREE ENTRY. Sign up to participate from 7.30pm…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 8 Aug
Eastern Fool- Psychedelic indie rock there’s a definate Blur influence, but you can also detect Barrett era Floyd and the heavier, darker more psych beatles tunes, neat. Caylon- Intricate funk rock which recalls the clipped soulful Funk of the meters, but also references Funkadelic, goes off at tangents, but also holds the attention, plenty in the way of hooks, at times it sounds a bit prog too, but in an Edgar Broughton Band kinda way, great stuff Come at the King- Bluesy indie rock n roll with the likes of White Stripes and Black Keys popping up as possible influences, but there’s a hypnotic pscyhedelic feel to things that recall early spacemen 3 in places .
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 9 Aug
The Fascinators-Female fronted metal rocking a sort of Horror show drag look, looks pretty bizarre but at the same time quite unique, it rocks though, possible Metallica influence, but really catchy tunes, metal with pop nouse. Great stuff City Of Smugglers-Dynamic and decently hooky alt-rock, like a hard edged and grittier Artic Monkeys via Royal Blood. The Wilde-Adrenalin fuelled hard rock with a nod to AC/DC and Zep, tight riffology and huge hooks all played with bags of conviction RoughSketch- Alt rock of a Foo Fighters bent, but there’s a bit more to ’em than that. Elememts of Southern Rock in here and even U.S. new wave pop so a bit more soul-searching and imaginative than most in their genre,
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 10 Aug
Calico – Banshees imspired post punk pop. Goldust-Impressively melodic powerpop with really hooky choruses, shades of americana, but with a new wave slant. great stuff  Blackstone Jones-zippy, hooky and (at times) funky indie pop, bits remind of The Charlatens or The Dylans. Josh Johnstone -Up tempo neo folk via Americana from NZ decent hook-laden tunes rendered on Acoustic guitars and cleverly manipulated Loop Pedals
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 11 Aug
Ska Face
 + The Barracutas
 + DJ Double Heavy
Ska Face- 10 piece Ska band from the original Ghost Town Blackpool (sez ‘ere), performing a stonking set covering all yer 2 tone faves-  Madness, Specials The Beat,The Selecter, Bad Manners with much verve and aplomb, as well as banging out their own original dance craze friendly hot to trot numbers. The Baracutas – a fabulous compliment to Ska Face and their frantic fiery ska, this brilliant 6 piece Boss reggae band  bring back the classic sound of 1969, skinhead reggae, rudeboy reggae, boss reggae, call it whatcha want. A fantastic night out with DJ Double Heavy supplying the right sounds before and after.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£12 in advance
Tue 14 Aug
Redrock Jam
The Dublin Castle Redrock Jam– Every Tuesday. Featuring the superb house band  Red Wire and a multitude of artists. Every Tuesday FREE ENTRY. Sign up to participate from 7.30pm…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 15 Aug
Barry Locke – Some romantic misty eyed fare like  Chris Issacs used to do, only channeling Coldplay, which actually works remarkably well, what with the big wooshing choruses and a strong emotive vocal, very nice. San Raquel – Funk rock, and there’s some tasty lead guitar indeed they certainly all have the chops. R.H.C.P are clearly an influence, plus Sly, Hendrix, Funkadelic…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 16 Aug
Smashing It Up
 + (A Decade of Chaos With The Damned)
 + Kieron Tyler + Tony Bugbear And Julie Hamill
 + The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
Rock And Roll Book Club – Smashing It Up. A Decade of Chaos With The Damned By Kieron Tyler – The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned were the originators of British punk rock, forming a three-pronged attack on a self-satisfied rock elite and were the inspiration to a new generation of music fans: the fans who would define the future. Forming in 1976, The Damned went on to be the first punk band from the UK to put out a single – New Rose in 1976, an album – Damned Damned Damned in 1977, and the first British punk act to tour the US.  They went on to have 9 singles feature on the UK Top 40 singles chart (so far!)…. Putting The Dammed in context for the first time as one of the UK’s great rock bands, Smashing It Up is the history of this important band and their original members. Packed with tales of the band’s encounters with other key musical figures of the time, Smashing It Up also investigates their permanently strained relationship with the wider music business in general. Julie Hamill and Tony Gleed host this DC RNR Book Club spesh with the usual kick ass Q and A with Kieron Tyler plus bespoke roots, shoots and fruits Damned good soundtrack topping and tailing the experience. Strawberries all round… Drawing on interviews with the original band members, their friends, associates and eye witnesses on their chaotic journey, Smashing It Up is the definitive history of The Damned, putting the record straight once and for all placing them as pivotal ground breakers of punk rock. About the author: Keiron Tyler writes for Mojo and The Arts Desk, and has written for The Independent, The Guardian, Q, Billboard and Music Week. He is a lifelong fan of The Damned.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
£5 in advance
Fri 17 Aug
The Trusted-are a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging fromU2, The Clash,  Catfish and The Bottlemen, to The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Muse  they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes evolving into a fierce but melodic indie rock beast with a reputation for high-energy live shows. The 502s-Fun and frothy folk rock from The U.S  with a new orleans ragtime jazz slant, really up-beat tunes played with verve, recently scored a facebook hit with over 650k views Electric Sofa-An amalgam of indie and jazz, with  some quite tasty mike Garson-esque ivory tinkling, it’s  female fronted prog and jazz tinged indie rock,  sounds very 70’s with hints of Floyd and Fleetwood Mac, neat. The Wilbur Project-Snappy r n b played with conviction and verve, a nod to the pre-punk pub rock scene of the 70’s, not as hard edged as Dr Feelgood but has the same rootsy vibe, more yer Kursaal Flyers or Ducks Deluxe.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 18 Aug
Beat Goes Bang
Beat Goes Bang– After performing with The Beat and releasing three albums in the early 80’s, which included a string of hit singles such as ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Tears of a Clown’, ‘Ranking Full Stop’ and ‘Too Nice to Talk To’, original drummer Everett Morton (the beat behind The Beat- and a fantastic percussive talent) has now taken it a step further and introduced a brand new incarnation of that feeling and sound, joining forces with former Dexys Midnight Runners and General Public keyboard player Mickey Billingham and Neil Deathridge of International Beat with The Beat Goes Bang. As you might expect from Everett’s deft reggae chops at the drumstool, BGB channel The Beat, but with a more laid back and soulful reggae vibe on board. Perfect Summer music.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Tue 21 Aug
Redrock Jam
The Dublin Castle Redrock Jam– Every Tuesday. Featuring the superb house band  Red Wire and a multitude of artists. Every Tuesday FREE ENTRY. Sign up to participate from 7.30pm…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 22 Aug
Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs- Out on tour with American Indie rockers Dramarama (Anything, Anything), Joe and the boys indeed feature members of Dramarama, not to mention players from Izzy Stradlin of Guns n Roses’ band, Aimee Mann, Lions & Ghosts and The Zeros. The American Press has compared Normal to Paul Westerberg, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Peters for his working class roots and anthems such as “Stuck In A Job,” “Working For The Band” and “Anytown.” The Bleeding Stars – excellent romping 1960s inspired fare with The Kinks , The Animals and Hendrix all apparent in the influence. A lovely thing it is too.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 23 Aug
Montpellier- Psychedelic emotive indie rock, nods to early verve later stone roses as well as the likes of Mansun and Coldplay, highly  accomplished playing and they’ve decent tunes to boot. Hani- Retrorock that references the narco-swagger 0f The Stones, just after B Jones snuffed it, but filters it through brit-pop era indie, spesh Oasis but also the Manic Street Preachers and Suede, great stuff. Masdo- 60’s influenced indie pop From Kuala Lumpa Malaysia,  with some great twangy Hank Marvin-esque guitar it’s like an indie Shadows via Last Of The Shadow puppets, with beatles harmonies, upbeat toe tappin’ stuff. Neat Edgar Duke- Psychedelic rock heavy and hypnotic in places but in no way shoegazy, catchy and uplifting, despite the heavyosity
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 24 Aug
Loud Mute Rage- a bright and breezy take on glammed out rock with a Kasabian meets 1980s Cure indie rock feel, plenty of energy and as I say ‘glam’ although more in the dynamics than the look. Mortimer’s Wish– ex Mastermindz  and Immigrant 007, still demonstrating some of that filmic new wave vibe of yore but rocking a little more of a metal/post grunge thing now a la Nirvana,  Soundgarden  etc  but very good. The Bronsons– Pub rock and rhythm n booze revivalists in a Brinsley Scwartz via Ducks Deluxe sense, plus a bit of acidic Dr Feelgood punky boogie woogie oh yes. The Count Bishops, 9 Below Zero and The Inmates are also reference points via a little counter cultural trippy blues a la Edgar Broughton. Ace act.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
£5 in advance
Sat 25 Aug
Mad Manson 303– psychedelic blues with countercultural MC5 type nuances, ripping some frenzy out of virtuosity. Faith – Citing influences like The Cult and Joy Division, and hitting some jangly indie pop inflections with soaring anthemic choruses, a bit like Mighty Lemon Drops filtered through Doves and Missing Andy all rocking really strong tunes and a crisp production culture, cool. Dark Actors – The Dark Actors play in glorious technicolor. With soulful vocals delivering enchanting melodies, backed with intelligent harmonies and full-blooded guitars. Influences vary widely from legends like David Bowie, Pink Floyd & Supergrass as well as embracing the energy of the Americana scene led by bands such as Tom Petty, The Eagles & My Morning Jacket. Stone Cold Buffalo- Snappy garage pop with some lovely swirling n swelling organ that reminds of ? and the mysterions, but a grunged up version thereof, it rocks intensley but also skanks admirably and they’ve decent hooks too, fine work
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Thu 30 Aug
Usselman-Tongue Tied’ is the debut single, on the esteemed Blow Up label, from Southend-On-Sea based multi instrumentalist Chris Usselman who under the artist moniker USSELMAN has created a debut album full of a rich alternative pop intensity. “Sounds like it should come from New York but it’s from Southend” STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6 MUSIC“Stunning” BBC ESSEX INTRODUCING Tiny Little Teeth-2 piece consisting of drums n keys, the keys are really interesting, very off kilter analogue sounds with tight but loose drums, like Trans Am if a 70’s Eno were involved, great.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 31 Aug
Punks Payday Karaoke
 + Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke
 + You Sing, They Play
Punk’s Payday Karaoke–  Payday Punk Rock And New Wave Karaoke is our monthly fourth Friday of the month regular Dublin Castle sing and be Damned happening. Featuring our bespoke punk and indie covers crack team The DPRK– AKA Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke– and their mahoosive book of fabulous songs that you can perform live on stage in London’s most iconic venue.  And the great news is it may be payday but you no longer have to pay…free entry all night long, so you can party hearty in the best venue possible for such a joyous happening DJ Fuzz at the musical controls to keep the party going til the wee wee hours, this will be your monthly must attend event in Camden Town and certainly the only one where you can unleash your inner Johnny, Debbie, Joey or Joe. Some of those songs- Beastie Boys – Fight for your right Billy Idol – White Wedding/Blink 182 – All the small things/Blondie – Hanging on the Telephone /Blondie – One way or another/Blur – Song 2 /The Buzzcocks – Every Fallen in Love?/The Clash – I Fought the Law /The Clash – London Calling /The Clash – White Riot/The Damned – New Rose /Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia/Elastica – Connection/Electric Six – Gay Bar /The Fall – Totally Wired/Green Day – American Idiot /The Hives – Hate to say I told you so/Hole – Celebrity Skin /Iggy Pop – I wanna be your dog/Joan Jett – I Love Rock n Roll/Joy Division – Transmission/Kings of Leon – Molly’s Chambers/Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit/Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop/Ramones – Wanna be Sedated /Rancid – Ruby Soho /The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning /Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the U.K. /Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen /Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant /Stone Roses – I wanna be adored/Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime/Talking Heads – Psycho Killer /UK Subs – CID /The Undertones – Teenage Kicks The Vapors – Turning Japanese/Weezer – Hash Pipe. 
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 5 Sep
Morrissey. Alone And Paley Loitering. Kevin Cummins Q And A.
 + The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Julie Hamill + DJ Tony Bugbear
Julie Hamill of 15 Minutes With You fame interrogates the legend that is Kevin Cummins on his wonderful new Mozzer book. Get the supercheap earlybird tickets early and dont miss out on this exclusive day of publication book signing, Q and A and Smiths/Morrissey discoteque experience. Morrissey: Alone and Palely Loitering is a photographic retrospective of Morrissey which chronicle Morrissey’s world as he emerged from The Smiths and established himself as a solo artist. With a backdrop of some of these ace photos on show as Kevin talks about the subject.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£9 on the door
£7 in advance
Fri 14 Sep
Mongrel Dogs– Frippery free classic hard rock with a Brit accent and a high melody quotient and nods to Lizzy, Motorhead and The Almighty. With a heaviosity that recalls Led Zep. Ace. Candidates- overdriven alt rock with a nicely laconic backbeat but vocally and attitudinally they’re coming from a bit of  a bit of an psychedelicized Oasis/Kasabian/2nd Roses album Scally Brit rock area People Are Things- Alt rock that manages not to stray too far into emo territory, akin to 30 Seconds To Mars, Incubus and Muse without being a total rip-off good voice on the front bloke, fine playing all round and they’ve decent tunes too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 15 Sep
 The Skatuesques– All female Ska/Reggae crew from Dublin, got a really nice lightness of touch, bit like 2-Tone faves The  Bodysnatchers, do covers and originals all fabulously well, with their own unique twist. The Feckin Ejits-Fiery Celtic Punk with storming  tunes and big rousing choruses. all played with bags of conviction
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 20 Sep
Lunatics Lost– Fronted by Welsh vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Iain Richards with Joanna Khoo on bass/vocals and Mono on drums. With influences from grunge, stoner rock, new wave and punk, the band blend big riffs with melodic hooks giving a powerful platform for lyrics full of bite and edge with clear reference to the social commentary of The Clash and the Manics . “Lunatics Lost reinvents and renews your faith in rock in a way that satisfies all the promise of post – punk to a level other bands can only aspire to. Full of edgy, exciting riffs that will leave you in awe of a band that is set to blow your mind in 2018”  – Pure Music Live The Martyrials – “an undeniably explosive blend of all killer, no filler psychedelic synth-punk rock and roll, like if the Ramones had synthesizers and jammed with Slaves or if System of a Down had been fanboying over B-52’s in their formative years.” Yes!! See also Cardiacs…damn goodly. IPNO-Shimmering dream pop, an amalgam of The Cure, New order and early 90’s shoegaze, rather celestial and uplifting
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Sat 22 Sep
The Vultures– baroque country and folk- even gypsy- tinged pop with a deep dark gothic leaning. Like Johnny Cash got kidnapped by Andrew Eldritch and tied to the bed round Bert Bacharach’s gaff by Nancy Sinatra. Which is a very wonderful thing- all the better that tonight is The Vultures’ album launch party. Gambling Hearts– in contrast, some Neil Young like tendencies to the fore here, maybe a bit of Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub too. The return of Salisbury’s acclaimed Gambling Hearts has been an unexpected pleasure to behold in 2018. Paranoid Waves – Indie pop, psychedelic in parts from France. Sung in English, a bit of Gallagher tood to be sure.
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Sat 29 Sep
The Estimators
 + The Petty Thieves
 + DJ Charlie King (Club Skank)
The Estimators– taking a more authentic, pre punk, pre roots reggae approach to all things ska, this highly accomplished band truly specialize in nice vibes, proper old school Skatalites/Prince Buster stylee approaching the swing early rocksteady and rudeboy reggae tooons, some JA covers and just a wee bit of 2 Tone, and some fine originals too making this a wonderful reading of the genre! The Petty Thieves – super sassy six piece sleazy Reggae/Ska/Funk band from the dirty suburbs of Medway. It ain’t all dirty garage punk out there, fabulous skanking fun. DJ Charlie King (Klub Skank) nicing up this Ball Of Fire too…
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Fri 5 Oct
No Blinkers
 + The Small Wonders
No Blinkers– Italians who have located the romance in the post punk and new wave music of the British Isles and perform an array of songs from that era with incredible power and passion, and a twist of their very own band style. So think Cure, Killing Joke, Banshees and so on. A fabulous night out if you dig your late ’70s and early ’80s noir pop gems. The Small Wonders– so what better than to pair them up with our very own twisted punky covers coves The Small Wonders? Joy Division , Buzzcocks , Clash , and a bit more up to date with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs . Played the Castle quite a lot in the 1990s these guys when we were young, dumb and full of it. Better compare set lists guys…
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Sat 6 Oct
Totally Blondie
Totally Blondie are the best Blondie tribute around! Blondie were one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and ’80s with Debbie Harry’s posters adorning most teenagers’ walls. With Totally Blondie’s lookalike and soundalike singer, you can expect all the classic hits like Hanging On The Telephone, Sunday Girl, One Way Or Another, Atomic, along with some of the finest album tracks. Relive that classic moment in time. It’s …Totally Authentic … Totally Superb …. Totally Blondie!
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Sat 3 Nov
Polyfest 2018 Day 1
 + In Memory Of Poly Styrene. In Aid Of ROCK AND ROLL RESCUE.
 + Doctor And The Medics + The Vapors
 + Toto Coelo + The Shakespearos
 + Angie Brown + Anita Harris
In Memory Of Poly Styrene. 2 Day Event. In Aid Of ROCK AND ROLL RESCUE. With- Doctor And The Medics, The Vapors, Toto Coelo, The Shakespearos, Ed Blaney (The Fall) , Anita Harris, Germ Free Adolescents Entire Album Special Guest Performance!, Melanie Williams (Sub Sub, Carl Cox), Knox (The Vibrators), John Otway, Dave Barbarossa (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow), Moskito Kiss, Steve Etherington and John Richardson (The Rubettes), Jay Stapley (Roger Waters, Bleeding Hearts Band), Flesh Tetris, Neville Staple (The Specials, Fun Boy Three), Christine Sugary Staple, Ben Curiosity Killed The Cat, David Sinclair, Jennie Bellestar, Julie Valentine and Paul Wagstaff (Happy Mondays), Gaye Advert, Tim Walton, Angie Brown, Bella Barton, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Risa Hall, The Crack, She Robot, Brunk, The Featherz, Danie Centric (The Lurkers), Anita Chellamah, Wolfie Foxglow (compere of The Who), Penetrative Sects,The Priscillas, The Jet Reds and more big names TBA…..Hosted by John Robb. In Memory Of Poly Styrene. To purchase 2 day earlybird ticket go here- http://www.bugbearbookings.com/bugbear-elsewhere/
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Sun 4 Nov
Polyfest 2018 Day 2
 + Melanie Williams (Sub Sub)
 + Knox (The Vibrators) + The Rubettes
 + Flesh Tetris + David Sinclair
 + Jennie Bellestar + Julie Valentine (Happy Mondays)
In Memory Of Poly Styrene. 2 Day Event. In Aid Of ROCK AND ROLL RESCUE. With- Doctor And The Medics, The Vapors, Toto Coelo, The Shakespearos, Ed Blaney (The Fall) , Anita Harris, Germ Free Adolescents Entire Album Special Guest Performance!, Melanie Williams (Sub Sub, Carl Cox), Knox (The Vibrators), John Otway, Dave Barbarossa (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow), Moskito Kiss, Steve Etherington and John Richardson (The Rubettes), Jay Stapley (Roger Waters, Bleeding Hearts Band), Flesh Tetris, Neville Staple (The Specials, Fun Boy Three), Christine Sugary Staple, Ben Curiosity Killed The Cat, David Sinclair, Jennie Bellestar, Julie Valentine and Paul Wagstaff (Happy Mondays), Gaye Advert, Tim Walton, Angie Brown, Bella Barton, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Risa Hall, The Crack, She Robot, Brunk, The Featherz, Danie Centric (The Lurkers), Anita Chellamah, Wolfie Foxglow (compere of The Who), Penetrative Sects,The Priscillas, The Jet Reds and more big names TBA…..Hosted by John Robb. In Memory Of Poly Styrene. To purchase 2 day earlybird ticket go here- http://www.bugbearbookings.com/bugbear-elsewhere/
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