Thu 26 May
Into The Glare
 + Special Guest Otis Coulter
 + The Glare + Kezzabelle Ambler
Join us for our monthly night of madness with In To The Glare – Glade Stage on 26/05 at the legendary Dublin Castle in Camden Town. Feel those festival vibes with some stripped back acoustic sets, including powerful poetry from the magical Kezzabelle Ambler, an intimate live performance from the residents Glare and special guest headliner Otis Coulter, this is not to be missed. We cannot wait to see you there!  In to the Glare is a safe inclusionary space to let your hair down, all are welcome. Let’s show support for each other and celebrate our diversity!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 27 May
Punky Reggae Party are back as part of their ongoing Dublin Castle residency- and if you missed the recent Clash Vs Jam presentation on their skankin’ and pogoin’ watch then you missed a reet punky reggae treat…mind you I’m sure you were there, it felt like half of London were in that room! A beautiful night. In case you didn’t know, Punky Reggae Party are a supercool cover band, playing the early songs of The Damned, The Jam, The Clash, The Stranglers, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, The Ruts and Stiff Little Fingers, along with the Reggae tunes The Clash, SLF, Costello and The Ruts wrote or covered themselves. Yes I!  Hospital Food – 3  piece virile punkers playing a melodic ramalama that has great tood and successfully merges Heartbreakers romanticism with a Rejects like raw oi attack. “Hospital Food welcome all people from all walks of life, all races and backgrounds to our gigs. We do not discriminate against race, religion”…Amen.. or And til 2am, DJ Fuzz– London Calling! It’s Fuzz playing a smorgasbord of bad ass dancefloor fun.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 28 May
Jackals – high energy supercharged pop-neo soul concoction with a funky, frantic feel that makes for dancing feet for sure. Walking Trees – opening shortly for Doors Alive, Walking Trees swing by to nice up The Dublin with their groovy psych tinged rock and roll. Perfect fare for a Doors audience and perfect for you tonight, a Mediterranean take on al things blues tinged and acidic of rawk.  Ora Violet – are a London band ready to smack you around the head with a sonic boom of fresh rock and roll that fuses the early ’70s proto punk of The Stooges and The Modern Lovers with the modem versatility of Raconteurs and Queens Of The Stone Age…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Thu 2 Jun
Coast To Coast 23rd Anniversary Party
 + The Altones
 + DJ Cello + DJ Gladdy Wax
 + Bank Holiday Special!
Coast To Coast Bank Holiday Special and  23rd Anniversary Party with DJ Cello and Special Guest DJ Gladdy Wax and live music from… The Altones –  Northern soul classics, sat on old school reggae and ska rhythms. Lofi and stripped back with a sweet female vocal duo and the lead harmonica and soulful voice of Al Clarke, veteran harmonica wizard and soulful vocalist…Guitar and drums care of long serving authentic reggae and ska outfit Intensified, so you know you’re in very good hands, sitting in with jazzy double bass from African hi life groovers Mampama.  . This tight, solid unit will make you smile and move, a sound and tunes comfortably familiar yet utterly unique and fresh! DJ Cello and his legendary Coast To Coast brand need little fanfare, he’ll be in full effect with his usual peerless selection of reggae, ska, soul and Latin 45s…and his special guest today is the equally legendary Gladdy Wax, London Jamaican giant of roots, rockers, dancehall, dub and all J.A delights. Ace.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 3 Jun
Personality Crisis
 + Daddy Those Men Scare Me
 + The Dinz
Personality Crisis – A London based band playing high energy Rock and Roll & Punk Rock originals/classics from the sainted 1970s. Stooges, Damned, Dead Boys, Saints, Heartbreakers, Sex Pistols, Dictators, Buzzcocks, Devo, Dead Kennedys and more…perfect Queen Liz Two Platinum luvly jubbly Jubilee punk rock party participants, you’d have to say, fuggin brilliant too. Daddy Those Men Scare Me – the cheekiest and wittiest of cheekily witty punk pop is the order of the day with yer Daddies. Wry social comment thru the prism of kitchen sink new wave pathos. A bit of Dury, a bit of Mark P, a bit of Squeeze…but maybe really we’re looking at a kind of Half Man Half Biscuit for Suburban London. The Dinz – ‘Punk rock with a 1977 feel. A slice of anarcho with a funk twist’…not’alf…There’s plenty of Pistols power and Machine Gun Etiquette era Damned anarchic joy, plus a marvellously malevolent Jello Biafra meets Feargal Sharkey vocal. Grreat.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 4 Jun
The KT Bush Band – Performing LIVE for the first time since 1977, what we present here isn’t so much a Kate Bush tribute act as dedicated and impassioned channelling of that remarkable artist’s work. Featuring original members of Kate Bush’s “KT Bush Band”, back together again to recreate the music that launched a global career. In 1977, a group of friends were performing together with a talented young lady whose artistry was soon to be captured in the studio by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, an artist whose unique style was soon to launch her on a record breaking solo career. In 2013 Vick King and Brian Bath reunited to perform some of the early songs again, adding the much loved solo repertoire that developed later. Thus 40 plus years later, The KT Band lives again. Featuring members of Kate Bush’s original band, The K.T. Bush Band  bring Kate’s music to life promising an unforgettable evening of live music . The band will play two sets with an interval. The K.T. Bush Band was formed in 1977 with Kate Bush on vocals and piano, guitarist Brian Bath, drummer Vic King and bassist Del Palmer. They performed many of Kate’s songs such as ‘James and the Cold Gun’, ‘Them Heavy People’ and ‘Oh To Be in Love’ long before they were released on Kate’s seminal first album ‘The Kick Inside’ in 1978. Brian and the team are back on the road with The K.T. Bush Band performing the music of Kate Bush. They are joined by Sallie Anne Hurst on Vocals, Steve Bevan on Bass, Emily Francis on Keys and Pete Turtle on Drums performing two live sets the majority from Kate’s early days with many hits and anecdotes throughout the evening. Genie Sleeps – special guests tonight are a suitably inventive and artistically risk adverse woman helmed outfit. Psychedelic  rock combo fresh off the street with super sassy front woman who may or may not be the titular Genie! Make sure you arrive in time to catch them.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sun 5 Jun
The Queen's Platinum Punk All Dayer
 + The Ska Brats
 + Blank Generation + The Glory
 + Rebel Troubadour + Tear Up
 + Concrete Bollocks + PLUS From the Gut, Benefit State, Aubrey Eels
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 8 Jun
Micko And The Mellotronics
 + Unstoppable Achievers
 + Jiz
Post-Punk Club & Club Transmission present Micko & The Mellotronics + full support live. The Mellotronics had rave reviews for their debut LP ‘1/2 dove – 1/2 pigeon’ since it’s release in November 2020. ”Classy, intelligent art-school guitar band fronted by thespian aesthete release near-perfect debut. Leeds-born London-based Micko (actor in Velvet Goldmine): https://www.facebook.com/MickoMellotronic/ http://landlinerecords.com Unstoppable Achievers https://unstoppableachievers.bandcamp.com/album/cosy-catastrophes…. Jiz are an electro/experimental duo formed by Isabelle Saphiron and John Gosling (Psychic TV, Zos Kia, Mekon and Agent Provocateur). ”Through whatever medium comes in hand they try to seduce the mundane and reconstruct it into something fascinating.” https://jizofficial.bandcamp.com/music
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 10 Jun
One-eyed Disco- Hook tastic edgy indie-punk, great stuff positively bristles with energy . there’s a bit of an artic monkeys vibe without really sounding like em, Fab. The Beautiful Game – Exciting and high energy indie pop with driving punky guitars and insistent hooks and convincing singalong choruses, have been compared to the Buzzcocks, which you can sorta hear, there’s deffo a new wave element to this but it’s more of an indie rock beast than a punk-pop one. The band’s other influences include Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Libertines, The Jam, and The Strokes. Atom Beach – heart throb indie classicists with some edgy, crafted songs. Eyeful- E London band with an interesting array of angular guitars that criss cross in slow motion in a slightly avant garde manner…not exactly Beefheartian but certainly off kilter, strange time signatures and offbeat phrasing, but married up with a fairly accessible croon of a vocal. The Wave Pictures on acid kinda. The Metropolitan Elite are a London / Brighton electropop duo, formed by singer and guitarist Jamie Whelligan, and keyboardist and producer Joe Munro.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sun 12 Jun
Floral Detectives
 + The Pastures
 + X Twenty Two
Floral Detectives-  High energy Alt rock/punk/Garage outta the North, a luverly new 7 track mini album ‘The Chase’ ( available on all major streaming platforms and on CD on 1st June 2022) all ready for your pleasure and some major tour routing underway…including a stop off at The Dublin Castle, gotta be great. . The Pastures – All about injustices and inequalities in today’s society – with a Punk-Folk feel, having recently supported the likes of The Jar Family, Graveltones, Captain Hotknives, Space, China Shop Bull, Crazy Arm and Chainska Brassika. X Twenty Two – Americano style pop punk with wasp in a jam jar guitar breaks and raw righteous riffing and a definite Blink thingy Sum wossname  Alien Ant Farm vibe. Rumbles along nicely with charm and singalongability. Tood dood!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£9 on the door
£7 in advance
Wed 15 Jun
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Nick Griffiths
 + DeadStar + Psycho Delia
 + Special Guests + DJ And Q And A
RocknRoll Book Club – Nick Griffiths ‘DeadStar’…. What’s it like to reach for the stars, but end up floating in a tin can? Garth Tyson wanted to be the next David Bowie. He fell short. Waaaay short. Burnt out, he fled the stage at Glastonbury ’85, having been pelted with mud, and was never seen again. You’re familiar with the stars of this era: the Adam Ants, Duran Durans and Depeche Modes – musicians who successfully navigated punk and New Wave to become icons. Bet you’ve never heard of Garth Tyson – singer, brother, dreamer. Stallholder. That’s why we’re here. Decades after Garth’s disappearance, former bandmates, friends, relatives, lovers, music-biz execs and two fans (you try finding more) reunite to tell Garth’s compelling, tragicomic tale. Can any shed light on what really happened to him? Loved Daisy Jones? Try this perfectly squalid British version. DeadStar Is firmly set in the punk and new wave/post-punk era, though our heroes do end up being pushed into New Romantic territory, with, as Nick points out,  all the enthusiasm of Talk Talk.   Nick Griffiths explains all to Tony Bugbear…so enjoy the Q and A, buy a book, get it signed, shout questions from the floor! Also tonite Riot Gurrrl Pop Art mover shakers Psycho Delia plays live and Nick G will join them for one song: attempting to recreate his fictional band, Speed of Life‘s ‘Regan & Carter’ (limited  edition of 7-inch picture discs of Regan & Carter (the song Nick made with esteemed songwriter Mel Garside, lifted from the book)… ALSO! Every ticket number tonite goes into a pot and one picked out wins a picture disc! Proper!!  Reviews- “Gripping and highly entertaining…” – Darren’s Music Blog “Sex, drugs and brilliant prose! This book is so good. A proper British version of Daisy Jones & The Six…” – Book Addict “A perfect read for anyone craving the nostalgic 70s/80s music vibe…” – Bookworm Blogger “With all its vibrant and eccentric characters, DeadStar would be superb televised. I loved it!’ – The Word Is Out “Wonderfully witty and original…” Beatles Freak Reviews. With a textually relevant wunderbar DJ set to boot this promises to be a superb night, buy a book, buy three!
Dublin Castle

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£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Thu 16 Jun
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Sebastian Wocker
 + 'The Joy Of Addiction' + Q and A
 + DJ + A Semi Ridiculous Musical Interlude
Rock N Roll Book Club with Sebastian Wocker ‘The Joy Of Addiction’ –   a stranger-than-fiction, tragicomedy about a teenager who hurtles into the abyss of drug and alcohol dependency. It is a true story with a unblinking insight into the mindset of an addict and an invaluable message of recovery. But why does a conscientious member of the 15th Hampstead Cub Scouts, with six badges of merit on his scratchy little green jersey, turn into a no-good, thieving junkie? And can he ever be free from addiction, when its primary symptom is to convince the sufferer they don’t have it? ‘Like its author, this is funny, honest and in-your-face. A great and enlightening and helpful read for anyone who thinks: ‘I only drink on weekends’ makes them less of an addict. I include myself in that category.’ — Dame Emma Thompson ‘If you only read one book this year, you should really try reading a few more books, including Wocker’s brilliant addiction memoir. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wet your pants and wake up screaming. Laugh out loud funny.’ — Tony Parsons… Amen…we at Bug Bear of course also know Basti Wocker very well as frontman and songwriter of excellent Hampstead pop sensations Ridiculous, and we may well get a semi Ridiculous musical interlude tonite, whether aided and abetted by Pete Noone, Jon Moss or Eran Baron Cohen at this stage we don’t know…but we do know the Q and A will be perfectly poptastic in itself. It’s bound to be a great night of bonhomie and entertaining, enthralling chat between Basti and Tony Gleed tonite. Come on down! Buy a book! Get a selfie with the author! Jig about to the text related tailored DJ set! Addictive and good for you. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 17 Jun
Outsider Art Presents Punk In The Castle
 + Crisis
 + Zeropolis + Alien Chicks
 + Private Plebs + (All Proceeds To MIND Camden)
OutsiderArt Presents a night of pure Music energy at the Legendary Dublin Castle in Camden Town. All Profits go to Mind Camden. Outsider Art. Big Band Night. London. NEXT EVENT FRIDAY JUNE 17th 2022. A Night of Alternative Music featuring sub-cultural Sounds of the City. ALL profits go to MIND Camden. A great, full night of live music at one of London coolest venues, and all in aid of Mental Health Charities. An engaging bill of four lively and accomplished bands, several of whom rarely play and are legendary on the London circuit and beyond. Post gig there will be a mixed bag of danceable classics for those who wanna carry on the party into the night. Limited ticket availability. Only £10 in Advance or subject to Availability on the Door.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 18 Jun
The Spizz Annual Midsummer Party
 + Spizz Energi
 + Voodoo Radio + Neovenator
 + DJs We Got Killers
The Spizz Annual Midsummer Party hasn’t actually happened since 2019 of course, so that’s a bit of a weird one, but between 2013 and 2019 it’s been a punk rock Summer staple up there with Rebellion, Undercover and getting sunburn on the shaved bits of yer mohawk. Not to mention falling over with heat exhaustion after too much snakebite and whizz. Please drink and snort responsibly. Any way, it’s wonderful to welcome Spizz back to his Summer Dacha, always a legendary night out coz he’s always a legend. Do I have to now mention ‘Where’s Captain Kirk’? Really. Really? Get your tickets now, while ya can. Voodoo Radio – a power pop duo based in Hammersmith, West London.  Pop punk with gear Stooges rifferama, femme fronted and giving loads of tood and NRG. Some metal touches and a bit of Joan Jett/Suzi Quatro glam rock pop appeal, and singer Paige will certainly get some old punks swooning- and young uns for that matter. One of them nouveau punkier acts that are highly promising for the future of this rock we call punk. Neovenator – fresh from getting a nice studio tan with their svengali the one and only JC Carroll of The Members, these chaps may not be quite so very ‘nouveau’ but they certainly know how to place a power chord and a raffish melodic hook or ten. Bits of The Who, The Stranglers, Pil, you know…groovy gear. Hark? Do I hear an E.P dropping?
Dublin Castle

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£15 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 22 Jun
Glass Sands- Stark but engaging alt pop, shades of Bloc Party also Sparks, nice. Anonions-  Fuzzed up kraut rock via spacerock, sorta Neu by way of Hawkwind… President Elect-4 piece dealing spirited slacker tinged indie pop, a-la Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Lemonheads. Missile Sky –  U2/Snow Patrol influences with a wash of cinematic atmosphere in the ambient keys and some nicee lead guitar work.
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Fri 24 Jun
Helgrind
 + Enquire Within
 + 13
Helgrind – Celebrating their 20th year of mayhem, thrash legends Helgrind unleash their fifth LP, ‘Insurrection’ – a testament to their iron will. The nine-track album represents a perfect mix of all the band’s influences – with diverse melodic undertows and an aggressive vocal sound, the record carries the ethos of the band to higher statures; charging Helgrind with the determination and brutality that stems from its very roots. Headlining this, the second of One Eyed Toad Records Dublin Castle shows of 2022, we look forward to more of the same soon. Ably supported tonite by fellow O.E.T artistes Vesicarum and Enquire Within
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6.50 in advance
Sat 25 Jun
The SkaVengers
 + Babel Brass Band
The SkaVengers – Ska, reggae and 2 Tone covers band supreme, party time assured in the Ancestral Seat Of Madness, The Dublin Castle . Babel Brass Band– BBB is a London based high energy 7 piece New Orleans style horn ensemble playing a melange of pop, funk and jazz tunes. A thoroughly good time to be had by all no doubt. Come on down, grab a beer and enjoy some riotously joyful party music.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 1 Jul
The Shimmer Tones – The Shimmer Tones are a 5 piece party band. Silky vocals and soulful tones guide you to the dance floor while hits spanning the decades keep you there! The Mustard-Artful alt indie with elements of Talking Heads, U2, The War On Drugs– plenty of passion and fire in the performance. No Wahala – jazz, reggae and post punk mingled and melded with some probing, melodic bass, skittering, playful drums and expressive, exploratory sax. Cake Show- Garage punk with a twangy surf guitar element, The Standells are in here as is Billy Childish, great stuff.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 2 Jul
BuzzKocks
 + (Buzzcocks Tribute!)
 + Brian Chevette & Harry Haddon
BuzzKocks are the UK’s Number one Buzzcocks tribute band, hailing from yer actual Manchester.  BuzzKocks recreate songs from the band’s ‘golden era’, 1976 -1979. Featuring all the classic singles ‘Orgasm Addict’ ‘What Do I Get’ ‘Love You More’ ‘Ever Fallen In Lovre’ ‘Promises’ and Steve Diggle‘s masterpiece ‘Harmony In My Head‘ as well as a vast array of songs from the albums  ‘Another Music In A Different Kitchen’ ‘Love Bites’ and ‘A Different Kind Of Tension’, not forgetting the EP Spiral Scratch. All done with the same sound, energy and passion as the originals. BuzzKocks will bring you a fantastic ‘rip roaring’ set of fast, melodic Punk Rock that was the trademark of this seminal Punk outfit. A must see event then, as this wonderful tribute to the golden era of messrs Shelley, Diggle, Maher and Garvey hits London for the first time ever. Everybody’s Happy Nowadays… Brian Chevette & Harry Haddon  – Brian was in teen punk stars Eater and shared many a stage with yer actual Buzzcocks, here tonite playing with his son Harry. 
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 8 Jul
Heavy Metal Kids
 + Continental Lovers
 + DJ Fuzz
Heavy Metal Kids –  Celebrating their 50th anniversary,  the proto punk urchin rockers named after a gang of hoodlums in the William Burroughs novel Nova Express may no longer be kids but they can most  certainly still kick ass live. They were never quite heavy metal either, but their rancourous, razzle dazzle rock and roll took no prisoners then and now.  Original singer Gary Holton sadly left us for the great building site in the sky long ago, but Iver the years the frontman role has been brilliantly performed by the likes of keys man Danny Peyrennol and sometimes John ‘Nick Cotton’ Altman, L.A Guns’ Phil Lewis and Justin McConville, having reformed in 2002. Continental Lovers -trash pop band from London. For fans of Cheap Trick, The Stooges, New York Dolls, The Buzzcocks, Ramones.
Dublin Castle

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£15 on the door
£10 Earlybird in advance
Sat 9 Jul
Wicked Splinters – spectral indie/psych folk and blissed out rock – and all very interesting for sure. Quite oblique and unyielding, these Splinter folk may be fully paid up members of the pop awkward squad…but we mean that in a purely good way…a bit of Syd/early Floyd for sure. And a bit of Dark Side Pinks too. Beautiful stuff. Walt’s Frozen Head – Punkishly progged out psych rock, a bit Cardiacs in places but without the tricky time signatures so much…you may also find some resonances with the quirk and jerk mania of early XTC and there’s a hint of King Gizzard, but Walt is all his own man… really interesting and arresting stuff. Disney get much better… Argonaut – boy/girl/boy/girl punky indie with tood, mixing C86 post punk pop sensibilities with something grungier and harder but always a heat seeking riff and a righteous vocal hook. The Legendary Too Drunk– being legends these boys need no introduction or fanfare, but just in case…funtime to the fore blend of U.S garage punk and UK classic punk rock with a little bit of raunchy glam abandon…have a good time all the time and have been doing so on our watch longer than we probably both care to acknowledge! For fans of The Undertones, The Ramones and The Standells. The Bearded Ladies –  gender fluid hirsutery aside it’s a folk pop punk appeal to the senses for life affirmation in song. Or summink!
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 13 Jul
Bourbon Hitcher – Dirty as ya like punk ass heavy rocknroll with a nod to Motorhead, The Wildhearts and other beautiful filth. Nice dirt under the fingernails heavy rock with tood dood. The Mojo City Rebels – Mojo City Rebels a 5 piece Hard Rock band from Rugby/ Northampton UK, with influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake & Bon Jovi to Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave… new single ‘Judgement Day’ has just landed.  Grace Solero – launching her new album today, or I should also say their new album today- Grace Solero the talented singer songwriter, Grace Solero the emotion tweaking expressive rock band… with music informed by classic rock and grunge alike, and just a soupcon of punk rock and folk, a live set by Grace Solero is always an excellent event. On stage at 8.15 tonight for one hour.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 14 Jul
Left Arm Tan – ‘One of the best kept secrets in Americana’ – Saving Country Music… Texan country rock with pedal steel providing some beautiful mournful depth…the harmonies are grand and the songs have got bountiful bundles of mid paced driving-thru-desert-scapes appeal to get a thumbs up from me as they skid to a halt on a deserted prairie highway to give me a ride. Nice. Tupelo has gotta be an influence, and they have been produced by Ken Coomer of Wilco,  and also ‘In the footsteps of The Eagles‘ as they say.  They can kick some ass too, and when they rock out end up sounding quite a bit like Rockpile. White City Vultures – these vultures hover high above the West London cityscapes with a desert tinged hard rock bop that takes in classic acts like Free and Purple whilst nodding to Queens Of The Stone Age et al. Enter Laughing – wistful and intelligent indie rock pop.
Dublin Castle

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£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Fri 15 Jul
One Eyed Toad Presents
 + Karybdis
 + Spreading the Disease + Thrasherwolf
 + Clockwork Sky
One Eyed Toad presents a night of the heaviest in Heavy Metal. Death core, Thrash, melodic hard rock, all life for muthas is here.
Dublin Castle

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£8/£6 on the door
Sat 16 Jul
UB42
 + Sammy Buzz
 + DJs
UB42 – Yes a UB40 tribute- so on point that sometimes actual members of UB40 join them on stage too. A suitably mixed bunch from Brum doing it, and doing it exceedingly well, as a reggae covers band in their own right judging by a very nice version of ‘Stir It Up’ online- did UB40 do that? I missed that! Will work a treat booming out of the glorious old school system in the DC, get your tickets while you can… Sammy Buzz – a one man Boss Reggae machine it seems, Sammy Buzz has the voice, the look, the effortless cool to carry it off. Great tunes too. Like something from the early reggae days of Duke Reid or Sonya Pottinger but with a nice,  crisp, modern snap.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 22 Jul
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Simon Lyons - The Last Weekend In Wonderland
 + Q And A With TV's Steve Blacknell! + The Crazyy 88s
 + Spud + Compere And Poet Cherry B
 + DJ Fuzz
Rock N Roll Book Club in conjunction with Star Black Press hits a Friday night with added wigout weekend bounce from some brilliant bands and poet and compere Cherry B plus DJs Tony Bugbear and then Fuzz til 2am. Our guest author tonite is one Simon Lyons, a regular gig goer on the circuit, you’ll have all stood next to him at the bar in his delightfully distressed Harrington jacket at some point. In fact you have to wonder, when does he ever have a night in and find time to write books? Well he does, and you can find out all about it tonight. ‘The Last Weekend In Wonderland’ is Simon’s third book to date, and his debut for Alan Galaxy‘s new adjunct to Blackstar Promotions, that’ll be Star Black Press. All good then…plus we have TV and radio’s Steve Blacknell in tow as guest interviewer (no missis it’s not Timmy Mallet). There will be a Q and A, you can buy a book, get it signed and get a pic with the author, but on top of that Mr Galaxy has invited two excellent bands along to send the needle on the entertainment meter way into red for the duration, fabulous punk covers combo Spud and The Crazy 88s, commandeered by the man from John Lambert’s Broadchurch Mr Andy Cracknell…a powerful blend of old school rock dynamics and punk rock righteousness, addressing the state of the nation for your delectation ce soir. Should be a bloody good night then. NB a very limited numbered and signed hardback edition of ‘The Last Weekend In Wonderland” will be on sale on the night.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 23 Jul
The Wendaze
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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 5 Aug
tbc
Dublin Castle
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£8/£6 on the door
Wed 10 Aug
The Nanofish Dippers
 + Moose Funk Squad
Dublin Castle
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£7/£5 on the door
Fri 12 Aug
Wolf Moon
 + Dead Jackals
Wolf Moon – a duo,  boy/gal , country/folk with groovy grungey rock overtones…very radio friendly tunes too, can just hear em blasting out of yer wireless as you traverse the highway.  Dead Jackals – blistering, melodic hard rock
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 10 Sep
The Fallen Leaves
 + Neovenator
 + Kult 45s + DJs We Got Killers
The Fallen Leaves– with a heritage going back to the 1976 dawn of UK Punk Rock, and a sincerity of sound dedicated to the essentials of punk, garage and freakbeat (Minimum RnB natch), it’s always a great treat to welcome this band to the stage. The DC stage has been missing them! Tonight’s the night.   “This valve amp, treble-to-the-max rave-up would have had the mid-’60s Who or Pretty Things bricking it backstage at the Embassy Club” Mark Paytress (Mojo)  “This sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop will doubtless appeal to the same authenticity-starved youngsters who have made Billy Childish their king” Stewart Lee… Neovenator-  fresh from supporting another original punk legend Spizz Energi, and getting a nice studio tan with their svengali the one and only JC Carroll of The Members, these chaps may not be quite so very ‘nouveau’ but they certainly know how to place a power chord and a raffish melodic hook or ten. Bits of The Who, The Stranglers, Pil, you know…groovy gear. The Kult 45s – Rock and bastard Roll, low slung and louche like we likes it.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 23 Sep
The Heavy North – ‘Electric Soul Machine’ will be the second physical release from the band after 2020’s debut 4-track vinyl EP ‘Dive Bar Blues’, and follows a succession of single releases over the last 12 months culminating with latest track ‘Satisfy You’ released on New Year’s Day 2022. In addition to picking up airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio X and BBC Introducing, The Heavy North have recently been championed by Scottish actor and new music champion Robert Carlyle OBE who described the garage blues outfit as a “top, top band”. Brought to you by Bugbear in conjunction with the Whispering Pines Collective.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 24 Sep
The Dekkertones – Perfect skanking joy assured when this mob hit the DC stage, playing authentic ska, rudeboy reggae, skinhead reggae, boss reggae, whatever label you prefer! Male singer, female singer, full brass front line and a nicely skanking rocksteady vibe. ‘Sweet Soul Music’….’Hurts So Good’…’Everything I Own’ are on the setlist. Got the look. Do it sweetly and completely, a great nite out. Filthy Filthy – Based in Hull England Filthy Filthy are a proper old school foot tapin’ jump up and down punk rock & roll band. Made up of GT on vocals & rhythm, Tim on lead wank machine, Alex providing the low frequencies & Danny Stix keeping us all time.  Plenty of Pistols power and punch.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 1 Oct
Ball Of Fire Vs Coast To Coast
 + Intensified
 + The Estimators + DJ Cello til 2am
Ball Of Fire meets Coast To Coast is back with another explosive party featuring the very lively and entertaining Estimators and super ska legends Intensified plus DJ Cello spinning the best in ska, reggae, soul & latin. THE ESTIMATORS are a splendidly vibrant traditional Jamaican ska band hailing out of London, England! These true Jamaican ska music roots warriors get nothing less than ‘total music respect’ with their full respect showing to the music first and foremost. With fabulous grooves, sensational horn section displays and whole overall band brilliances they captivated me completely with their entire Ska music spectrum and I was absolutely skankin’ in my ear music modules throughout, ‘pick it up’ ‘pick it up’, yeah man! They just really love the music and when you check them out live wait till they get you all into their definition fully and then watch their music roofs! They objective is the audience always in having a rocking good time and all should appreciate that class definiton. On that note, if you love ska well, look no further and checkout these ‘true music rudeboys’ out, giving you the “Real music goods”, love this bands whole music vibe! (Forkster’s Daily Band Review) INTENSIFIED: playing authentic 60s style ska, rocksteady and reggae, the band’s good-time feel, obvious love of this music and confidence in its wide appeal has led to near legendary status. Four studio albums, an early compilation album and a live album, plus several 7” singles have received much critical acclaim in the music press, fanzine world, on the web and on radio stations across the globe. This, in turn, has meant a steady flow of gigs throughout Europe, with the band now a firm headline act. DJ Cello’s Coast To Coast has just celebrated 20 years of fun packed dance craze action in London Town and beyond. Back to it’s new regular home of The Dublin Castle (a perfect fit), Coast To Coast is a must for all serious lovers of good music and dancing, care of Cello’s immense 7 inch selection straddling ska, soul, Latin and reggae.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Thu 13 Oct
Hype Lights
 + George Sanders & The Parallels
 + 2£T + Cosmic Cold War
Hype Lights –  from Lyon, France…a mix of pop/punk rock, alternative rock and has some metalcore influences, which allows them to create high contrasts and a powerful and an energetic atmosphere. The band mostly writes about the importance of never giving up, even in the worst difficulties where everything seems against us sometimes. Timely emotions! George Sanders & The Parallels -influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis, The Who & Foo Fighters, and rocking an agreeably rough hewn guitar wigout adorned set of wide eyed stompers. 2£T – ‘More than just a Punk Rock band, we are ready to fight the power! ‘Doublethink’ our new EP is out NOW on all platforms!’ Yes sir… Folk tinged punky protest, a tinge of Costello in the vocal and a bit of Frank Turner and The Levellers. Strident fun with attitude. Cosmic Cold War – Matching soaring melodies with crushing riffs, Cosmic Cold War’s international line-up delivers a unique blend of prog, groove and thrash metal inspired by literary and cinematic horror.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 22 Oct
The very welcome return of The Collective A.K.A to The Dublin Castle– and what a great fit that is. Rocking two sizzling sets jam packed with mod, new wave, punk and ska classics, The Collective A.K.A are a brass powered rhythm machine precision made for Maximum RnB dancefloor expression. The Best Saturday Night Out In Camden Town. The Lee Harvey Oswalds – ‘we do punk covers, we hate bland’…amen to that. Add some 2 -Tone action and you’re onto a high energy package perfect to set this night in motion. We Got Killers– killer diller danceflloor fillers til 2am
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 30 Oct
tbc
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 9 Dec
Total Rex
 + (Marc Bolan & T Rex Tribute)
 + DJ Fuzz
Total-REX T-REX Tribute is a sensational show capturing the rock sound of Marc Bolan and T Rex. A must see for all Bolan, Glam Rock and 70s Music fans alike, our show features all the T Rex big hits from 1970s – and much much more! Bolan still has a large and loyal fan base all around the world today, many o0f whom will no doubt make their ways to the Dublin Castle for this very special T Rexmas Party! Get your tickets while you can…The band are absolute T Rex fanatics and pay honour to the former Marc Feld and his amazing back catalogue beautifully. Not to be missed.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 10 Dec
Menace
 + PollyPikPocketz
 + Kontrol Freaks
Menace – original GLC bating 76/77 punks, now fronted by long standing drummer Noel Martin are back in what could be their second home from home for another Xmas punk rock party, the best fucking Xmas party in town, as they so modestly describe it! A guaranteed good time, especially with the brilliant metallic punk crunch of the very wonderful PollyPikPocketz in support featuring excellent vocalist Myura, and Kontrol Freaks to open with buzzsaw beauty aplenty.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 28 Jan
Keeley
 + (Deadly And Delira Dimple Discs Showcase Special)
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 29 Apr
Straighten Out
 + Special Guests
STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there…if you were lucky enough to be in the audience last time around in The Dublin Castle you’ll know what a superb experience this is. Not just a tribute- as sincere and assured an expression of The Meninblack’s best works as you could possibly hope for. And it’s a great fit in The Dublin Castle. With an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours, Straighten Out re-create the ‘early years’ sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970’s…! The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal ‘attack’ from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: ‘Peaches’, ‘Hanging Around’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘5 Minutes’, ‘The Raven’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Straighten Out’, ‘Down In The Sewer’ and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers’ albums and beyond… Straighten Out – live and unleashed – will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written…Straighten Out will put you back in that place…!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance