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.
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Sun 21 Jan
The Punk And New Wave Karaoke Show
 + The DPRK
 + Special Guests + You! The Singers....
Coming soon in the Dubin Castle monthly,  Punk and New Wave Payday Karaoke. Here we present our fabulous finely honed band The DPRK who have a huge array of punk, new wave and indie hits in their armoury for you to sing. With a sing- off competitive element and punky prizes this promises to be the must attend club nite of 2018. Come along and enjoy our ‘soft launch’ tonite ahead of the fun proper starting very soon.
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Wed 24 Jan
The Highlight Event
Featuring a team of young music industry professionals from ELAM : East London Arts & Music college, catering to many musical genres including Pop, Rock with elements of Jazz. 50% profits to go to the National Autistic Society a leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum who are campaigning for a better world for Autistic people by providing support, info & aid, the headline act is Highlight & support acts are as follows..Phoebe, Santi, Talia, Molly B, Soul Tribe, Frankie Mascari Octopus, Ivy & Naiman, Liv. “I’m really looking forward to playing at the Dublin Castle as Madness, Blur & Amy Winehouse have all had their first breaks at this well established venue” Phoebe Fontos (one of the performers) Doors open 7-15PM to 10PM Admission £5 & £3 Concessions
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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 Everglows – taking the crafted modernist end of nee wave (Costello, The Jam) and blending that fire with some classic 1960s British ace faceness (Who, Small Faces, Beatles). Nicely nicely.  The Luxembergs- Noirish alt rock with experimental and progressive leanings.
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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 – British/kiwi blues inspired rocker Tobias Panton has credibility in multiple bands including iconic punk band Menace, and has performed all over the western world in various guises. So buckle in for a side winding adventure into the vast soundscape of turbulent yet subtle melodic guitargasm and sweet while still husky vocal screeching of this up and coming musical genius… Toby and his having it hairy rocknroll persona, what’s not to lurv.
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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.
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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 Lou Terry who create indie with a folk twist and impassioned and frenzied artpop,engaging stuff Leyline Pass-Melliferous female fronted folk pop, pretty easy on the ear tunes and a soul searching vocal. fine work
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Thu 1 Feb
The State-Evincing electronica and ferocious punkosity, The 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. Legal FreaksDave Roca formerly of Underrunners fronts this ace new punknroll band….Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church, Dolls, Damned…. ‘we are awesome, high energy Punk Rock band’  Yes you are!!  Carpel-Beguiling stripped down Folktronica, rendered on real instruments, samples and found sounds, understated but very compelling. Mathilde Bataille-French singer songrwriter touting electric rather than acoustic axe, which makes a nice change, hints of early PJ Harvey, though she does have identity of her own, edgy and just the right side of vitriolic.
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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 Tropics Trio- Former Stingrays and Terminal Cheesecake drummer and percussionist (and of course still very much a leading light in The Flaming Stars) JF Whitney goes back in bands with She Rocola a long way thru some superb outfits such as Minxus and the extended Tropics Of Cancer of the late 20th Century…now augmented exceedingly ably by former Billy Childish co-hort Wolf Howard, this here Tropics Trio promises to be a slinky jazzbo excercise in ace artistry. 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 SabbathSunbruise are a 5 piece ambient psych rock/stoner rock/alt band from Falmouth, Cornwall.  Combining soft ominous verse’s with dark and heavy riffs, creating sinister atmosphere’s and complex textures, Sunbruise explore the depths of psychedelic sub-genres. Adrenaline fuelled live shows being a visual and auditory spectacle….…Dol Vita – Bats For Lashes springs to mind, artful Bohemian  female solo artist featuring very strong vocal performances- from NYC but now in London. Feist resonates here too. Great talent.
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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 Hot One Two – superb players armed with some excellent songs taking a pop metal/classy hard rock approach to kicking much sonic ass. Fans of Guns and Roses, The Cult and Pearl Jam will all find plenty to enjoy here.  Nightfires– Crunching alt rock executed with aplomb, with plenty in the way of hooks/melody, nods to Rage Against The Machine and Led Zep. The Hideaways – 3 piece with a big Pistols guitar sound and arse rippin bass via kill kill kill drums…add reverbed wild eyed vocals and a metal sensibility over intense progressive arrangements and you have something pretty damn arresting. Like Muse for psychedelicists maybe…certainly has a ‘headmusic’ element amidst the rawk….
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Wed 7 Feb
Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Julie Hamill Meets David Barnett
 + Suede: Love & Poison: The Official Biography + DJ Tony Bugbear
Suede: Love & Poison: The Official Biography by David Barnett When they appeared on the British rock scene in the early 1990s,  a bastard fusion of the Smiths and Ziggy Stardust, some called them The Best New Band in Britain. At the time, the group, based around flamboyant vocalist Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Butler, hadn’t released one note of music. What followed was an eponymous album that was to become the fastest selling debut in British musical history, as well as a decade of narcotic excess, redemption, and fantastic pop music. Now fully updated to include the inside story of the band’s decision to split and Brett’s new solo ventures, “Suede: Love and Poison” traces the scarcely credible story of a band that went to hell and back. With Brett Anderson’s autobiography just around the corner tonight’s DC RNR Book Club presentation is certainly prescient. Writer David Barnett will be in conversation with Julie ’15 Minutes With You’ Hamill tonight with a Suede-centric soundtrack lovingly teased from the author’s cues in the book provided by Tony Bugbear (Soho Radio). “‘Book of the Month’ – The Observer Music Monthly ‘Excellent account of one of the most interesting UK bands of the 1990s’ – Record Collector ‘Arse-slapping, smack-jacking, crack-snorting, Blur-bashing, Bowie-lovin’ fun from Britpop’s favourite blouse-wearing mincer and his band of merry men. A far more enjoyable and far less sanitised romp than you might expect from an authorised biog’ – X-Ray ‘One of the best rock biographies ever… the inside story of one of the most talented and depraved bands in British history.’ – Domestic Terrorist ‘Many illuminating moments…and there is a salacious appeal in reading the grimy truth behind the official line of the time.’ —Music Week
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Thu 8 Feb
Burly Herd- Soundscapey cinemascopic alt pop, pretty tunes, delicate intricate instrumentation, recalls Blue Nile and at times Elbow, but with an undertow of Post-punk, great stuff. Revolvers-Sprightly indie pop there’s a possible nod to Arctic Monkeys, but they’ve neat arrangements, decent hooks and quite an eclectic sound dipping a toe in post rock and folky psychedelia. Reno & Rome– Futuristic synth pop and all very commercial and catchy, elements of theworthy end of M.O.R rock (Fleetwood Mac) but with a clipped 80’s pop production, nicenss.
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Fri 9 Feb
Menace
 + Morgellons
 + Desperate Measures + Shark Party
Menace- Been a while since we have had these ace Punk Daddies on a Buggerbear stage, was a time they were almost house band! Great to have em back, proper punk for improper people, just as it should be, and truly the missing link between original ’76/’77 V Brit (or Irish..) ramalama and the oi and street punk of a few seasons later.   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. Desperate Measures- Eugene Butcher is not only the Big Cheese behind Vive Le Rock mag and the Vivacious Rocker behind Big Cheese… he fronted his own bands in his time back in New Zealand where Britpunk caused many acne studded and bristling waves back in the day…Desperate Measures were one such band and they’re back!… so if you ever got an iffy review in one Eugene’s organs now’s your chance to exact revenge, haha… 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
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Sat 10 Feb
1 In Five
 + Dirty Falcon
 + Paranoid Waves + Mind Utopia
 + Slip Digby
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. Slip Digby– Pacey blues infused Grunge rock with soulful vocals on a rockin’ Fu Manchu tip rather than yer Pearl Jams, great stuff.
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Sun 11 Feb
Rubella Ballet
 + Das Fluff
 + Tara Rez Band
Rubella Ballet- Famed goth tinged anarcho punkers .Das Fluff – Post Punk Electro Filth! Take a bizarre ride to the far side and journey into the world of electro punk provocateurs Berlin-based Das Fluff… known for their signature blend of high-octane, punk infused instrumentation tinged with fleeting moments of eclectic euphoria. Tara Rez- Taking X Ray Spex and The Runaways into hard hitting current alt rock/punk areas.
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Thu 15 Feb
Molly Warburton– Molly started writing songs at the age of 17 in her small home town of Lancaster, in the North of England. Her debut album, released in early 2015, drew on her early influences of Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, and KT Tunstall. Her single ‘Not Your Enemy’ showcased a more mature songwriting style, with added contempory influences includingLondon Grammar and Hozier. She has also been likened to the likes of Mumford and Sons and  Laura Marling. An excellent talent all her own for sure.
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Fri 16 Feb
The Garage Flowers
 + The Shantics
 + The Surrenders + DJ Katie O
 Garage Flowers single launch, featuring their very own handpicked bill of like minded Romantic gun slingin’ nouveau rocknrollers.  Check out the super cheap ticket and buy half a dozen for all your frenz….The Flowers specialize in cocksure indie rock n roll, stylistically a late 1960s Stones via a glammed up Libertines, and plenty of NY Dolls via a modicum of front line punk (The Adverts, Generation X) and a wee bit of Velvet Underground pop grind…loadsa swagger and tunes to boot, this is their new single/video launch party, and they assure us it will be well crunk. The Shantics– craft infectious songs big in personality; with primal rhythms, raw riffs and creatively sarcastic lyrics. DJ Katie O- Reverend And The Makers tour DJ and girl about town Katie O with the party mix before We Got Killers take over.
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Sat 17 Feb
Viva Morrissey
 + The Small Wonders
 + Bella Orton
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 irreverent fashion. Named 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. Bella Barton- boho singer songwriter with a nice relaxed vibe and a hint of out thereness.. and very fetching pink hair. She has a nice yielding tone to her voice. The songs are drifting modal affairs that have tons of appeal. Not bog standard singer songwriter fare at all, thankfully. Jazzy stoned vibes, dolorous cool delivery…reminds somewhat of Marine Girls era Tracey Thorn. Educated at the Brit School and living proof that esoteric talent can be trained if not actually taught.    
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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!
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Wed 21 Feb
Thee Deadtime Philaharmonic– Influenced by Bowie,Velvet Underground,James Brown,Happy Mondays,Little Richard,The Clash,Tricky,Lee Perry,Small Faces,Sex Pistols,Dub Pistols, their militant working class stance caught the eye of Clash legend, Mick Jones who took Deadtime out as special guests. Since the tour Murdoch has recorded a single and album with The Tribunes on Honest Jons Records, containing Mick Jones rhythm section from Carbon/Silicon. The Clash connection continued when Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music) invited Deadtime into the family by funding their first single, double a-side ‘Moths/Spine’ with producer Paul Tipler (Idlewild, 80s Matcbox, Dr Feelgood,Elastica) Strummerville also added ‘Spine (demo) to their prestigious DIY download page. Politically charged lyrics which gives it all an edge, they say soul/rock/electro but its more Britpop, like Stone Roses via a dark twisted electro vibe.
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Thu 22 Feb
The Union Dolls
 + Puppet Kings
 + International Diamond Thieves + Rab 4
The Union Dolls-Spirited take on Runaways shaped punk pop, from this all female scouse outfit, atchy tunes played with plenty of verve Puppet Kings-Low slung grunge rock with a nod to yer poppier 80’s brit metal via Foo Fighters, rocks admirably and has the requisite hooks and melodys to hold the attention. International Diamond Thieves- Funky electro rock. L.S.D sound System meets Arctic Monkeys via The Clash … Really upbeat, catchy and energetic Rab 4- Soulful folk rock, sounds a bit like later period traffic, nicely rendered on acoustic guitars and swirling organ, on some tunes whilst others have a more classic rock sound somewhere between mid 70’s Who and The Tragically Hip.
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Fri 23 Feb
Actifed
 + The Satellites
 + Self Help + Twister
Actifed- spanning the posipunk pillars of gothic punkerness on the one hand and dubby post punk experimentation on the other Actifed star ‘reformed characters’ Stuart Hemphill , Mick White, Clinton Grace, Dave Rogers 2018 banging out dub punk reggae for our greater pleasure and enlightenmnet- plenty to enjoy here for fans of The Clash or Bauhaus or RDF…Great band. The Satellites- Punk and roll ramalama supreme that goes back all the way to the halcyon days of 1977 and The Roxy/Vortex circuit. Still sounding fabulous and kicking enough ass to teach bands a third their vintage a thing or ten. Punk proper. Self Help-Fizzing Garage punk pop outta Oxford, a little rough-hewn but that’s part of it’s charm and they’ve decent tunes played with conviction “Wacky garage pop of the highest lo-fi calibre, as if Plastic Bertrand and Jilted John had a love child that was brought up by The Modern Lovers” – Nightshift Magazine, May 2017 Twister- Not the Southern punk-pop stalwarts… This is more of an Emo informed act from the North West of England,  musically it’s pretty far-reaching and inventive, rocks admirably but is nicely melodic.  Gets Proggy in places but never loses sight of heavy hitting hooks.
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Sat 24 Feb
Those Naughty Lumps-  From Iggy Pop’s Jacket back in the Zoo Records/Erics days, the Lumps were the Scouse New Wave band too set on having fun to be worried about being as cool as Cope or as whack as Mac. OK they were never going to be Big In Japan, but they’re mahoosive in our hearts. These recently reformed mature gentlemen of punk pop know a thing or two about showmanship, smutty fun and top tunes. Fronted by a WW1 History Prof and a cricketer, you really couldn’t make this up. For fans of Deaf School, The Members, The Boys….Daddy Those Men Scare Me- More prosaically down to earth and utterly English in their punk rock approach, the deliriously good Daddies have been honing their Stranglers/Members/Squeeze informed crafted indeed crafty punk pop round these ‘ere parts for Buggerbear since oooooh 1994, wowsers. Better than ever too, ace band. The Benefit Cheats– Anthemic punk with a decidedly Clash feel bags of energy and conviction, hooky tunes too. Three From Above – ‘the rawness of Japanese clangorous trio Guitar Wolf to the wonderful sounds of David Bowie’s ‘Hunky Dory’, which is being played through on Jack White‘s very own heavily customised guitar amp’. ..this is 3FA’s summary of their sound and it’s bang on, clever, enduring and alluring rock and roll.
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Sun 25 Feb
The Other Ones
 + Killian Noise
 + Blind Fire + Not For Long
 + Vida Wasteman + Supernova
 + Hurt Attack + Foxcunt
It’s Punk Versus Grunge as Steel City Smokes The Smoke again. Sheff bands and London bands head to head for the sake of Rock and Roll…A special matinee show with a handpicked selection of the finest punk and grunge rocknroll outfits…From 2pm til late late starring The Other Ones + Hurt Attack + Blind Fire + Not For Long + Vida Wasteman + Jacknife + Supernova  also featuring Worthless Motivation, Saramona and Dirty Falcon, and from Berlin, Faunshead.
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Fri 2 Mar
Blaney- with new album ‘The Severance’ turning a lot of heads all round Europa, Salford maker shaker, ex Fall guitarist and superb songwriter Ed Blaney and his excellent band return to the Dublin to demonstrate the new wave in spiritually inclined pop eyed rocknroll with grey matter attached.  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...Lover – big and bold soul inflected pop rock…starring a great gutsy vocal from Sarah Bradbury , a techy ’80s crossover sound, big guitars, dance/hiphop textures and a chant along chorus perfect for radio – as they say ‘A cross between the song you can’t get out of your head, and something you’ve never heard before but are desperate to hear again, Lover will stimulate your aural senses with music from the depths of dark and twisted cognition’….The Reformers-Spritely twisty turny alterno guitar pop with a skanking punkinesss…in fact they’re a ska band (originals mind) but a very punky one- as if 1st album Clash were playing ska basically, neat.
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Sat 3 Mar
The Collective A.K.A
 + Special Guests
The Collective AKA- Party time pleasures agogo from this Punk/New Wave/Mod/2 Tone tribute jamboree- so you get Specials, Jam, Madness, Clash– all done marvelously well. Playing for an extra long time so get your loafers resoled maybe, it’s gonna be Dance Crazetastic…
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Fri 9 Mar
The Pogue Traders are back…they who have been known to be endorsed by The Pogues themselves and that’s because these fellas and young lady play the Pogue Mahone back catalogue so remarkably well you’ll have tears welling up in that pair of brown eyes of yours. The whole gamut of Pogues material from right across the albums done with vim, guts and love. Really spiritual stuff ya know. And good for partying yer ass off to too…win/win, wonderful. Tinkers Lane– psych, pop and soulful rock with a ’60s/’70s inflection, played with lots of the all important lurv….Taxi Joe– Blues infused indie rock trio, Oasis could be an influence but there’s a bit more soul to this than mere Gallagher copyists, highly polished tunes executed with aplomb.
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Sat 17 Mar
St Patrick's Day Skank!
 + King Hammond & The Rudeboy Mafia
 + Jennie Bellestar + Millie Manders & The Shut Up
 + DJs Til 2am + Special Guest Dave Barker
St Patrick’s Night with an irie skank, gotta be the greatest party in town for discerning punters of All Nations…starring Nick Welsh AKA King Hammond & The Rudeboy Mafia, it’s always a great night out with the former Bad Manners, Selecter and Skaville UK songsmith, troubadour and force of nature. An amazing body of work he has too. mazing body of work he has too. Starring a special guest appearance from reggae legend Dave ‘Double Barrel’ Barker. The vocal prowess behind the most magnificent rude boy reggae classic with organ whizz Ansell Collins hits the DC stage with King Hammond. Double Barrel niced up many a dance, and still does, and always sounded great blasting out of the sound system at the Fairground as you rode the Waltzers in yer Ben Sherman and monkey boots. It was a No.1 hit record such was the mass appeal, and Monkey Spanner followed it into the Top 10 too. Hear Dave Barker and the Rudeboy Mafia mash it up on these incredible dancehall classics and many many more tonight….. Add the amazing prescenece and vocal prowess of Jennie Bellestar to the mix and the Rudeboy Mafia are really gonna swing. And from a long established gorgeous Brit ska talent to a rapidly ascending new one- Millie Manders plays hard edged reggaematic pop and punky ska with remarkable amounts of energy and another top band in The Shut Up. Ska, reggae and soul sides til 2am and  a lickle irie Irish party music too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£13 in advance
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
Fri 4 May
QUADROPHENIA LIVE CLUB NIGHT feat THE ABSOLUTE KINKS– Playing 2 sets packed full of Kinks classics including Sunny Afternoon, All Day And All Of The Night, You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Lola, our 1960’s era Kinks tribute will transport any audience back to the swinging sixties, creating the ultimate Carnabetian feel-good factor. + DJ Quadrophenia nightclub DREW STANSALL ex-THE SPECIALS/PRINCE BUSTER spinning the best in Mod, Ska, Soul, R&B + 2tone.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£17.50 on the door
£14 in advance
Sun 6 May
The Bowie Contingent– From the sci-fi, rock androgyny of Ziggy Stardust to the slick, suave sophistication of a rock aristocrat, Bowie pushed boundaries and excited and amazed audiences around the world. The Bowie Contingent, with their electrifying tribute show, follow Bowie’s lead. The hits are all there, sometimes in original, unlikely arrangements. Album tracks, rarely played live by Bowie himself, also ensure that The Bowie Contingent stand out as a tribute act with a difference. Their show isn’t about costumes and impersonation…they just focus on playing some of the most important, innovative music of the last 50 years.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 30 Jun
John Rossall's Glitter Band
 + The Priscillas
 + DJs We Got Killers
John Rossall is a founding member of The Glitterband, the silver clad powerhouse behind the disgraced one we don’t need to bother with anymore…it’s all about these guys. This is John Rossall’s glorious Glitterband…So prepare yourself for an uninhibited,  joyous journey through their amazing run of superb 1970s defining hit singles. And what a primal, mould breaking, magnificent pop noise they made in their 1970s heyday…check the record… Rock And Roll Part 2, I love You Love, Angel Face, Hello Hello I’m Back Again, Just For You…so many more!…loads of ace numbers…so here’s a reet treat for you all. The Glitterband playing all them fabulous numbers again, book early! Let’s Get Together Again… The Priscillas- long standing all girl trash n garage/punk n roll London institution with proper ballsy tood to the fore. Kerrang said it adroitly – ‘The Cramps, The Shangri Las and New York Dolls all rolled into one’…A perfect start to a brilliant party. DJs We Got Killers- The Glitterbeat, Northern Soul, punk classics, ’60s shimmy, exotica and beats to die for. Party ignition assured.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance