Sat 16 Dec
Punk 4 Mental Health Fundraiser
 + Sick On The Bus
 + Punk Professor + Damidge
 + Tara Rez + Jason And The Argonauts
 + Italia 90 + Spizz
Punk4MentalHealth and FFRUKIT! awareness Xmas party faturing a slew of amazing punk acts plus DJs and poets from 5pm.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 5
£8/£6 on the door
Sun 17 Dec
Pink Cigar– Roustabout London rocknroll legends ..glam punk rock via a garage lens… think a raw version of (early) Kings Of Leon hit up with Dolls/Stooges vitamins and a lickle spit of AC/DC …swaggersome and sexy 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. Oliver Shaw- One of the garage flowers in solo mode, just him and acoustic,  echoes Kurt cobain on the unplugged album but with a trad brit folk slant.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Tue 19 Dec
Red Rock Jam
Red Rock Jam THE DUBLIN CASTLE’S WEEKLY OPEN JAM IS HOSTED BY LOCAL HARD ROCK BAND REDWIRE. If you want to play, come down at 7:30pm to sign up. It’s on a first come, first served basis and the slots fill up fast, so make sure you’re there promptly! Let us know if you want to play on your own, as a group, or if you want the house band Redwire, or anyone else to jam with. There will be amps, microphones and a full drumkit available to use, just bring your instruments and cables! It’s FREE ENTRY so come and enjoy the music, even if you’re not playing.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 20 Dec
JD Kelleher- The Irishman who took a cover of the Joy Division‘s’ classic ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ to No.1 in the charts of his native Ireland a couple of years ago. A nicely twangsome, moody crooner’s version it was too from the singer/ actor/director , now rocknroll maverick. His own songs are strident punky onslaughts on glam punk sensibilities: tons of great tunes and a rocknroll vision of the LGBT mindset. Timbertwig-Slowburning hypnotic alt rock featuring ex-members of Setanta signings Tram, tunes build nicely with a wash of psychedelia reminds of Slint in places or a folk-infused Spacemen 3, great   Anna Tosh- A stripped down taut and dynamic take on moody alt pop which recalls The Rapture and Throwing Muses,  straightforward, to-the-point and has the requisite hooks, great stuff. The Tomicks- Highly accomplished rock-pop, with an early 70’s feel,m great arrangements and playing all round, recordings feature one of Simply Red, musically it’s elton John via Harry Nillson, great tunes full of Melody and hooks and a superb production, all good
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 21 Dec
This Rose-Snappy, catchy funk-pop via Nu-Soul with a bright n breezy production and plenty in the way of hooks, reminds of Everything Everything in places, neat. Bobby Treacle’s Cartel-The Romanticism of wide open prairie pop and keening heart fit to burst alt country…stirring work..The Glass Mountains-Country rock with a soupcon of soul sounds like it sprung from Nashville but these are Londoners, like a stripped down version of Ryan Adams band Whiskytown of Gram Parsons circa The Fallen Angels, lovely stuff.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 22 Dec
Near Death Experience-Psych-tinged indie pop, reminds of The Chills, also some of Julian Cope’s solo work, all finely arrayed with decent hooks and a bit of a funk undertow at times, good work. You The Living–  Darkwave electronica no wavery from boy/girl duo now augmented by the remarkable percussive skills of one Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Republica) …lotsa great press from the likes of Louder Than War, Gods In The TV etc. Operating in an area somewhere between Neubatten, and the misty, mercurial end of Closer era Joy Division. Chow Chow Mandy- Siouxsie-ish vocals…more Creatures than Banshees though. Percussive electronica, moody soundscapes, ethereal stuff. Some sweetly squelchy synth bass and artful arranging. Nice. Amey St Cyr– former vocalist from The Apartment– Ms St Cyr is also an actor but when she’s not on the screen she specializes in slinky jazzbo soul with urban/grime touches . Songs such as ‘Wild Elephants’ and ‘You’ve Got My Love’ are interesting and catchy as hell pieces…post drum and bass/house riddims and ethereal FX creating a marvelous melancholic mood.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 23 Dec
The Skatonics
 + Basement Cat
 + The Insights
The Skatonics-9 piece ska covers band old school Jamaican ska and 2 tone covers Madness, The Selecter etc, all done fabulously well, recently seen supporting Madness…Basement Cat Breezy, hook laden indie pop influenced by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Oasis and The Stone Roses. The Insights-Retro indie rock with a pleasing jangle to the guitars which recall the Byrds, but there’s a decidedly brit feel to the overall sound, The Kinks could be a reference, also The Creation, strong tunes with insistent hooks. DJs We Got Killers– Essential dancefloor Yuletide selection.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 30 Dec
Rubbish OasisTributeBand- Wryly named after them Gallagher boyos penchant for rubbishing other bands in interviews please dn’t be put off by this suitably sardonic humour… luckily these fellas ain’t rubbish at all…hence their the Fauxasis of choice with the official Oasis fanclub. You’ll be stunned by the proximity of their expression of the classics (and yes, they do all the classics) to the waxings you know and love….and they even leave a little room for a bit of individual expression, but it’s all cool…and to paraphrase Liam you should be arsed to come to this gig
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Wed 3 Jan
Chris Difford
 + Some Fantastic Place
 + Julie Hamill + Tony Bugbear's CBGBs Discoteque
 + Rock N Roll Book Club
Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’. Chris recently celebrated his 60th birthday, thereafter Squeeze took a break and Glenn and Chris toured their ‘At Odds Couple Tour’ both in the UK and the US. Chris and Glenn wrote a new Squeeze album based on the life of Danny Baker, the soundtrack for a BBC2 production called ‘Cradle To Grave’ staring Peter Kay. A major hit all round. Ivor Novello award winning songwriter Chris Difford has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.  Following the recent release of his fourth studio album, Chris got together with Orion Books, and an autobiography called ‘Some Fantastic Place’ is now available. Chris Difford will be interviewed tonight by regular Dublin Castle RocknRoll Book Club host Julie Hamill, with audience Q and A, book signings and a Difford related disco a gogo lovingly put together by Tony Bugbear will also feature in tonight’s soiree, a right groovy fucker’s blend of sonic Slap And Tickle and literature Labelled With Love.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 4 Jan
Hats Off Gemtlemen It’s Adequate– Wonderful and eclectic mash up of late 60’s psych , prog and art-rock, recalling Family one minute and Jethro Tull the next (it’s the fabbo flute) and some enticing moments of mid 70’s  Floyd too and the guitar player is very Santana-esque in places but plays classic Metal licks too…so quite a blend, a cavalcade of great tunes and great playing.Unit 48- Medway based playing an eclectic and sometimes off kilter blend of jazz, neosoul, fusion and disco, works well too, compelling stuff.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 5 Jan
Matilda Gracia– is a Spanish girl backed by a very fine band who can raise the tempo or get groovy playing stripped down and low key. KT Tunstall type forthright ‘blue eyed soul’ (though they’re definitely brown!). She gives it some, it’s got guts and a rootsiness that pulls you in to her songcraft. PJ– Beautifully honed songs with a West Coast James Taylor/Crosby Stills And Nash feel although through an English urban lens. Koprina-Compelling alt pop, with good use of light n shade, intricately melodic and at the same time a little off kilter a-la early Pavement juxstaposed with stabs of  Dinosaur Jnr overdriven guitar Fuji-Blues infused indie with a clipped funk-rock undertow, with elements of mid 70’s soul, Fab.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 6 Jan
Spitting Feathers-Northampton based  punksters playing gnarled punky grebo stuff…part Gaye Bikers, part Cramps, part early Damned…female vocals a bit Faye Rezillos – although beautifully as if on mind rendering medications. Adam K’s Unholy Trinity-Edgy but hooky alt-rock with a funk-rock undertow a collision of Queens Of The Stone Age and early Red Hot Chiili Peppers. The Little Horn-Emotive rock impassioned playing , soulful vocals, plenty of dynamism sorta reminds of Death Cab For Cutie in places but with a decidedly brit accent, also elements of the Foo Fighters,without sounding too much like them either, decent stuff. The Boomsticks– a punky onslaught in a Ramones, early Damned sense, but also some groovy hard rock textures…Aerosmith, MC5– anything that lends itself to a bit of rap rock crossover (definitely a hint of that in the louche vocal delivery) , struts fitfully with a  bit of Zep zip, groovy rocknroll.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Thu 11 Jan
The Wilde– up and at ’em hard rock embracing ZZ Top and AC/DC and big beefy John Bonham drums. Def Lep style tight riffology and commercial chant alongability seal the deal. Vanessa Silberman– beautifully well executed crisply rocking PJ Harvey via Patti Smith style altness. Carissa Johnson- “Carissa Johnson takes more cues from Sleater Kinney than Evanescence, and her latest CD, For Now, is a straight-up rocker that recalls early aughts Boston bands Aloud and Damone.” – the Hippo (Boston) “Puts me in mind of the Go-Gos at a summit meeting with the Sex Pistols.” – Francis Dimenno, Noise Magazine (Boston) The Harmonica Movement- Euphoric indie rock with big ‘ol anthemic choruses, in the mold of Biffy Clyro, stirring stuff
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Sat 13 Jan
The Jam’d have built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’. The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance. And you’ll get all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, Beat Surrender and many more. An unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, allowing the audience to relive the experience of one of the most influential bands of the British music scene. You won’t be disappointed!….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£1O in advance
Thu 18 Jan
Steve Winch & The Inception–  mod and new wave leanings aplenty here…The Who (early), Small Faces, Jam, Sham, Members etc…brisk and breezy with some good playing and singalong tunes, launching their new release this evening. Should be a good un. The Knievel Dead–  dark neo goth psych rock approach to punky pop,  somewhere between The Fuzztones at their darkest and artrock kit from Deus to The Young Gods though not as straight up and rocky. Fans of The Horrors could enjoy this too.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 19 Jan
The Flaming Stars– Wonderful to have this pivotal London band back again -they provided us with many marvelous Dublin Castle gigs back in the day, and have had us swooning even more with the ones thye’ve played since their recent comeback. They just get better and better. John Peel favourites, their slinky garage punk tweaked rocknroll romantique hits a beautiful sweet spot somewhere between The Seeds and perhaps a Joe Meek wrangled Gallon Drunk, with tunes to die for and tood aplenty via the beautifully trashy keys of frontman, bon viveur and wordsmith Max Decharne...still, the swish Dirk Bogarde of Ye Trashe, the wrongful ravishes of time ain’t touched him or his ace band. A guaranteed night of excellence… The Delta Jacks– Excellence likewise located in these dudes. Rockabilly fuelled upbeat Americana a-la Sun Studios era Johnny Cash.. see also Hank Williams… all original tunes and great players too. DJs We Got Killers– spinning exotica, rhythm n blues, soul and sass into big party bangers as 2am approacheth….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£7.50 in advance
Sat 20 Jan
The Froot-   Psychedlicists supreme, ripe with youthful countercultural cool. The pithy taste of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, the sweet tang of Arthur Lee’s Love and the refreshing juicy hit of The Allah Las. Great.  Flesh Tetris– ‘There was a cat in a box on a glass bottomed boat that was filled with rabbits and the hardest part was it was just for fun as the partners in crime cried oh bondage.’ I know I know! Anyway- should be cracking, this deviant combo’s debut gig and when you have the likes of Andy Heintz(Creaming Jesus, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing) , Andy Duke (Tara Rez, The Drug Squad)  and Eva Menon (Underrunners, Sigue Sigue Sputnik) in the mix you know it’s gonna be most engaging. Inhaler- Punked-up alternorock, a bit like the more abrasive side of Nirvana, via some cool old school punk tropes. The Rose Affair- enthused indie pop rocking a constant barrage of hooks and high energy that recalls Kaiser Chiefs... Saults– French funk/soul combo with a rocking undertow…Becker Bros, a bit of Prince and Average White Band in da mix. Recent winners of the Yamaha Music London Funk it up Thursday’s grand final snaffling a slot in 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. Made a move to London in September ’17 in order to live their dream and share their own music style with the British people.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Wed 24 Jan
The Highlight Event
The Highlight Event– featuring performances my young people with autism. 50% of the profit tonight to go to The National Autistic Society.  A team of young ‘music industry professionals’ have independently organised a ‘jam-packed’ musical evening of live performances aspiring to cater to many influential music genres including: Pop, Rock, and Pop with elements of Jazz. The Dublin Castle is very famous for being one of the first venues that well established artists such as Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse have played in, and we are very excited to have the opportunity to play there.   The purpose of the event is to raise money and awareness for the “National Autistic Society” and to put on an event for the first time without any major problems. The National Autistic society are a leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum. They are campaigning a better world for autistic people by providing support, pioneering services and information in aid for them..      “I’m really looking forward to performing at The Dublin Castle for The Highlight Event as I will be getting more exposure and I love performing.” -Phoebe ‘Fontos   The admission will be £5 and £3 concession.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£5 on the door
£3 in advance
Thu 25 Jan
Raging Bull-Storming blues rock trio, could be compared to Royal Blood, but there,s a bit more groove to this Blue Cheer spring to mind also Black Moses, fab. Mice On Mars- Spirited, hooky garage rock, bit rough round the edges but that’s part of their charm sounds a like Artic Monkeys snotty younger brothers especially when they knock out a bit of Clash-esque skanking. The Luxembergs- Noirish alt rock with experimental and progressive leanings.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 26 Jan
Revenge Of The Soundman!
 + Hercules II
 + Lost Robots + Future Daughter
 + Tobias Panton
Revenge Of The Soundman!– Yes, the people who tweak the knobs to make you sound brilliant in The Dublin Castle also make their own dark, deviant and delirious individual readings of Rock and Roll in their own excellent and varied bands. And tonight they get their own back. Wish You Were Engineer….Hercules II– Drones, power chords, motorik beats…staccato polyrhythms and mesmeric abandon to the hypno psych rock demon we all secretly crave from rocknroll. Where James Brown goes for The One, Hercules II go for The None. The beautiful oneness of Nothing, as in Everything. Er…no nuns were harmed in this write up. Lost Robots– the kind of waywardly playful and noirish experimentation that was rife in the post punk era. Plenty of scraping guitars, probing bass, narrations and incantations. Entertainment with a wry cerebral smile. The Family Fodder, or Swell Maps at their more outre spring to mind. Future Daughter- the wonderfully monikered F.D make dark indie rock with an electro interface, a touch of Curve, a tad of Mansun in places, and an impressively big sound with plenty in the way of hooks. What a great nite, but don’t buy the soundman a beer, you’ll be cleaned out. Tobias Panton – Toby and his having it hairy rocknroll persona, what’s not to lurv.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 27 Jan
The Distractions-“One of the great lost bands of the New Wave era” (Blurt magazine. USA)The Distractions in the late 70s and early 80s were very well known on the post-punk music scene. They released records on the TJM, Factory, Island and Rough Trade labels to excellent reviews, as well as sharing bills with Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Fall, The Members, Squeeze and many others. They played all corners of the UK and Ireland as well as doing gigs in New York before splitting up.David Hepworth described their debut album, Nobody’s Perfect as, “An enchanting and vaguely disturbing collection of vulnerable pop”***Last year two of the original members, vocalist Mike Finney and drummer Alex got together with some friends after being asked to play at a memorial gig for Manchester punk legend John the Postman. It went down so well they decided to continue as a live act playing their singles as well as songs from the album “Nobody’s Perfect”Kajiki Volt-Post punk through a surf guitar- garage punk lens, think a more frenetic  Gun Club via Magazine,shades of Gallon Drunk and  the sorely missed Penthouse too. great tunes interesting arrangements, played with conviction. . Desert Falls-An eminantly danceable melange of of Folk, Klezmer, high life and surf played by an (sort-of) allstar indie-alt cast of  Dom Green (Penny Orchids), and featuring Caz Hellbent (Desperate Journalist, Yeah And She Has Red Lips Too), Jasper Future (Art Brut), Phil Whaite (Penny Orchids, Thee Faction), Tom Harrison (Penny Orchids), Ellie Khan & Shona Macmillan (Rebekah Delgado band), Lucy Morgan & Melissa Reardon (Thee Faction), and Andy Cooper (Cursors). Fab  Wah Wah Club- Good ‘ol indie pop with a high melody quotient hooks a plenty, trace elements of Vaccines but pretty much their own sound, great stuff.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Wed 31 Jan
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 show Suspects- Shoegazing alt rock, with a bit of a yearning emo element, Death Cab For Cutie or Drop 19’s that sorta thing, there’s a whiff of something more post rock too, great stuff. Elfin powerhouse of nylon string guitar and soaring vocalese from Ordinairy Noise– who create indie with a folk twist and impassioned and frenzied artpop,engaging stuff
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 1 Feb
The State-Electronica and ferocious punkosityThe State fuse industrial, rock, and post-punk into a dark and tortured alarm as a reaction to the current political and social climate. Taking their cue from bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, The Cure and Gary Numan, The State interweave heavy driven guitars with synths and samples to create a rich and varied tapestry. Carpel-Beguiling stripped down Folktronica, rendered on real instruments, samples and found sounds, understated but very compelling
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 2 Feb
The Bloodtub Orchestra- London Dirthole spin off with Tim Whelan from Transglobal Underground.  ‘A discombobulation and disintegration of music hall, parlour music and related Victorian and Edwardian filth and obscurity. Performed by a fine upstanding rabble’…bang on…brilliant, do not miss. The Lunar Effect- Psych rock stonerisms to the fore and all fantastically well performed, influenced by the likes of Soundgarden, Kyuss, The Velvet Underground,The Sword and Black Sabbath.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 3 Feb
Saints Of Sin- Influenced by the likes of  Guns N Roses, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith Bullet For My Valentine,  Alter Bridge, The Darkness and Foo Fighters Saints Of Sin have been delivering their brand of excessive Hard Rock debauchery since 2013 and the party hasn’t stopped yet! The band are based on the South Coast of England but have been busy touring the rest of the country since their formation. The motley crew of lost boys features brothers Marcus ‘Sparxx’ Jenkins on guitar and Ash Jenkins on bass, Rui Brito on vocals, Josh Rose on Drums and newest member Sophie Burrell also on guitar The Union Dolls-All girl outfit from Liverpool. A spirited take on Runaways shaped punk pop, via Grunge and an attitood to the fore approach to playing which recalls The Sex Pistols at times, catchy tunes played with conviction. Nightfires– Crunching alt rock executed with aplomb, with plenty in the way of hooks/melody, nods to Rage Against The Machine and Led Zep
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Fri 9 Feb
The Straps
 + Morgellons
 + Desperate Measures + Shark Party
The Straps– 1st wave Scottish punk band Influenced by the legends of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and many others, The Straps mix finger & flatpicking guitars, musical interludes and vocal harmonies, all played with a punked-up energy  up-tempo and dynamic but also very authentic and rootsy. Morgellons– Signed to Flicknife Records the excellent Morgellons are totally worth catching ya get me- a blend of Killing Joke, Joy Division and The Ruts with a deep and dark urgency all their own. Proper. Shark Party- Feisty North kent punk outfit catchy tunes played with conviction, nods to late 70’s U.K 2nd wave punk bands as well as early 80’s U.S hardcore
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 10 Feb
1 In Five
 + Dirty Falcon
 + Paranoid Waves + Mind Utopia
1 In 5-Hard rock blues band outta Brightonia..classic rawk shot thru with raucous, one louder bluesology is the thang…Lots of string shredding and crying solos via the heaviest power chords….Bad Company …AC/DC but then again Cream and even Blue Cheer for sheer heaviosity. Dirty Falcon-powerful riff ridingly writhing rock and roll not a million miles away from The Electric 6 but with a Britrock swarthiness and some Pistols and Zep punch in the proceedings. Great tunes for jumping around and shouting ‘Hell yeah’ too…Paranoid Waves-Hooky Indie pop outfit from France, psychedelic in parts, but with a soupcon of Oasis-like swagger Mind Utopia-Alt-rock with a strong emotive charge and plenty of dynamism in the execution, strong tunes, too, recalls Feeder in places also Bring Me The Horizon, great stuff.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 17 Feb
The Sounds That History Saved Presents Viva Morrissey – Based in the Holy City of Manchester, Morrissey’s birthplace, and home of his former band The Smiths, Viva Morrissey are highly regarded for the authenticity and accuracy that they bring to their performance.  Viva Morrissey’s concerts are based on Morrissey’s present-day solo shows, which makes their live shows markedly different from those of tributes to The Smiths.  The Viva Morrissey 5 piece 90 minute live set includes Morrissey’s best known and most loved solo material alongside many of the classic Smiths songs. The Small Wonders- a 3 piece knocking out an impressive array of punk /new wave and indie classics in a witty and itrreverent fashion. Naned after the classic London indie label that gave us early records by The Cure and Bauhaus etc.  A great kick off to a cracking night for inners and outers alike.      
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 18 Feb
Special Kinda Madness
 + Madness' House of Fun DJ, King RebSka.
Special Kinda Madness are delighted to announce that they are launching their ‘Madness-only’ show at the famous, Dublin Castle in Camden Town on Sunday 18th February. This will be a late afternoon show with the live music kicking off at 4pm. And to make the day even more special, the band will be playing the One Step Beyond album in its entirety for the first set! One Step Beyond is Madness’ 1979 debut album and was ranked 90th in a 2005 survey held by British television’s Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. The album peaked at number two and remained in the UK Albums Chart for over a year. And after this classic album, Special Kinda Madness will be playing all the classic Madness hits over the last 30+ years in their 2nd set, along with some of the lesser heard album tracks. The DJ on the day will be Madness’ House of Fun DJ, King RebSka. It’s a Madness Fest, and not one to be missed!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 3
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sun 25 Feb
Punk N Grunge, North N South All Dayer
 + The Other Ones
 + Blind Fire + Not For Long
 + Vida Wasteman + Worthless Motivation
 + Hurt Attack + PUNK VS GRUNGE!
It’s Punk Versus Grunge as Steel City Smokes The Smoke again. A special matinee show into night time gig with a handpicked selection of Sheff’s finest punk and grunge rocknroll outfits locking horns with London bands of the same ilk.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2
£6/£5 on the door
Sat 7 Apr
The Skapones
 + Lobster
 + DJ Darren Bennett
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…leading lights in the Specialized Project that raises money for Teenage cancer Trust & Youth Music UK– you can hear ace Skapones version time on ” Police On My Back” for the Specialized project album “ Combat cancer- A tribute to The Clash”, “Midnight Ravers” for the 2016 “One Heart – A tribute to Bob Marley” album and “Smithers Jones” for the 2017 Specialized tribute to The Jam. Support this band and have a brilliant night out in the Ancestral Seat Of British Ska into the bargain. Lobster– a six piece band from Birmingham, playing reggae and hip-hop influenced punk music…brass infused with a flourish of jazz and Marleyish commercial nous thru a punky party lens. DJ Darren Bennett-  reggae, ska and soul afficianado Darren ‘Chelsea Boy’ Bennett behind the decks means your pre gig and post show dancing feet are assured action.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance