Thu 25 May
Swagger-Hooky psychedelic pop which references The Mock Turtles but with a confident swagger a-la Oasis and other Northern Indie whilst also harking back to Small Faces and The Creation Northwest- Atmospheric dream-pop duo with an experimental edge. A unique blend of edgy jazz rhythms, ethereal and enigmatic layered vocals, classical orchestration. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead and Portishead, this truly is sublime stuff. Birdy Hop-3 piece doing psychedelic blues infused rock with overdriven distorted guitars, there’s some lovely harmonies and bursts of melody, sounds a bit like The Band at times. .Dilute To Taste – groovy twisty turny rocknrollout with a new wave meets rnb feel, perky little interlocking riffs with a Stonesy swagger and a bit of Attractions Pump It Up vibe. Sassy stuff. Kape Kanaveral – post punk and garage grinds done with sauce and sass.
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Fri 26 May
Boy From The Crowd- Swamp rock sleaze punking duo with a touch of Nick Cave and some Hendrix via sassy glam punk and indie moves…Hands Of Kanelos– Think this lot may be German -via Satf London- anyway interesting stuff, veers between psychedelic post-rock and Krautrock especially Can, elements of Velvet Underground too but the more experimental John Cale-led stuff, quite hypnotic and compelling but well structured doesn’t meander or disappear up it’s ‘arriss….ace…Shupa– Surf guitar fuelled garage pop, as opposed to garage punk, does sound a bit like the Yardbirds in places but then there’s elements of early Beatles, also touches on Psych, all good, from Paris… Shock Horror– Horror Punk metal, there’s a probable Misfits influence here but also nods to early thrash metal, especially the searing lead guitar. Hailing from Leeds.
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Sat 27 May
Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels- Specials’ guitarist, original member/pivotal songwriter (Concrete Jungle, Rat Race, Hey Little Rich Girl etc) has fronted his own punk and rockabilly informed outfits since the 2 Tone heyday, and with this particular troupe of Skabilly Rebels cooks up a wonderful stew of delicious bluebeat and rocknroll. Frenetic, fiery funtime, not to be missed. Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band- super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio, get a reet good and grinding riffology going and take it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…damn good. The Remnants– expertly and fondly portrayed Beatles in Hamburg style beat music combo with gritty garage grind at their core but plenty of that moptop melody too. Wonderful work. The Gallery’s-inspired by early Who, The Jam and The Las, these scally pop kings will get this fab night going with fire and fizz. DJs We Got Killers- No turkeys, only killer diller Saturday Night party tuneage of a lethal dance floor murderation kind til the wee wee hours.
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Sun 28 May
The Flaming Stars– Wonderful to have this pivotal London band back again forthis Bank Holiday Happening, many marvelous Dublin Castle gigs back in the day, and hopefully plenty more to come. 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. The Jolenes– London’s favourite all-girl bluegrass band. With harmonies & hairdos evoking a bygone era of vintage glamour and forbidden foundation garments, the Jolenes rustle up a down-home blend of spicy bluegrass and sweet old-time country, with a dash of red hot rockabilly thrown in for good measure. In their signature red frocks, the Jolenes gather round a single microphone in the traditional bluegrass style to deliver songs of love, hate, horses and muleskinners. Add to this hair-raising fiddle, hard-driving banjo, and a foot-stomping rhythm section, and you’ve got yourself some red hot rockin’ bluegrass!  Das Fenster & The Alibis- Well, Inspired by 40’s Film Noir, The art & movies of the Weimar Republic, Gangsters, Voodoo, 50’s Strippers & Marlon Brando. Like a suited and booted Les Negresses Vertes via dark cabaret connections…and with his cool coterie of ‘The Chemist’ and ‘Pearly Gates’ Mr Fenster is spoiling us rotten, what with his Essex Delta voodoo rocknroll being the absolute perfect way to kick of this suavely slick Bank Holiday happening, hurrah.
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Wed 31 May
Change Persona– West Coast sounding skate pop/punk. High energy and fast paced. Rousing, singalong, shouty choruses. Like early Greenday in parts, but more angsty. A slight Black Flag influence. Slip it in! Dirty Thumbs– Noise core niceness, sounds like the more outre side of Nirvana via The Stooges with tunes that sprawl hypnotically a-la Metal Box era Public Image Ltd– all quite intense but they’ve the odd hook to hold the attention, and we like. I, The Lion- a 3 piece post-punk trio from Cheltenham  featuring heavy progressive bass lines, twisting guitar riffs, hard hitting drums and melodic harmonious vocals.”  Biffy Clyro via At The Drive In ballpark grinderama. The Magic Lotus – 3 piece doing spare sparky rocknroll.  Powerpop leanings …via Wilko era Feelgoods. Beatles (Revolver era) and just enough punk grit. Good indeed. Good playing, catchy tunes, clever arrangements.
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Thu 1 Jun
Winners of Austrias got talent The Uptown Monotones are known for consistently serving up musical surprises. Their repertoire features a fresh mix of off-beat, driving pop songs, unique cover versions and a barrage of electronic and ethno-inspired improvisational performances. Way-out, and yet strangely down-home Jinder-Acclaimed folk-pop troubadour with a beautiful soul-searching voice, lovely melodies and compelling story telling lyrics  influenced by the likes of Stephen Stills,  Townes Van Zandt, John Martyn,  Scott Walker and  Nick Drake he’s already toured with a pretty diverse range of artists including Melody Gardot, Level 42, Deacon Blue and Sinead O’Connor. UNA is a project of London-based singer songwriter Barbara ‘Saeva’ Diana who’s voice has been described as ‘half-Callas, half-Carole King’ UNA aims to bring together the creativity and skills of musicians from different backgrounds, from classical to jazz to rock and traditional music. The result is a unique mixture of text-led acoustic music that can only be defined as ‘eclectic’. Lovely stuff. Woodley Taylor- Beatles/Floyd nuances inform this melodic rock pop masterclass.
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Fri 2 Jun
Starsha Lee- Deviant artnik rocknroll never got more devious- ex Daisy Chainsaw/Queen Adrena/Dogbones natch, with the disrobing, disquieting Starsha Lee the singer upfrot and the dangerous Stooges/Pistols/Nirvana rumble and roar of Starsha Lee the band very much on point at all times for edge of yer seat/seat of yer pants theatrical sexbeat rocknroll. Lensmen-Dark ‘n dramatic post-punk infused rock with a nod to the likes of Nick Cave, Joy Div,  Radiohead and Magazine.  A keen sense of theatre without losing sight of the tune/hooks . Cloe Corpse- Blissful etherial dreampop, with a beguiling female vocal. quite sublime one tune reminds of latter period Cocteau Twins, though it’s not exactly shoegaze time, just has that vibe. Other material is a bit more rock-pop orientated, possible Garbage influence, fine work
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Sat 3 Jun
Camden Rocks 2017
 + Those Dark Crows
 + Satvir + Shadows Into Light
 + Black Orchid Empire + Lupus Dei
 + Frauds + Weirds
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Thu 8 Jun
Puppets To The Supreme Commander- a fine and fiery five piece dealing out pulsating pop-noire with an undertow of hooky alt rock. Drummer Ed Graham he of The Darkness has joined forces with Angus Duprey once of Goid, and lo there shall be happenings. Bird-Female solo artist with a bright alternopop sound embracing a late Siouxsie Sue meets Kate Bush pop appeal and some nice instrumentation/feel to the tunes, which are pop friendly but intelligent. Beat boxing and swish keyboards…she could almost be an artnik Ellie Goulding. Shades of Plato– Prog-folk infused goth tinged pop, with flute up-front, but not in a Jethro Tull sense an artfull and compelling sound, decent tunes too Koprina- Compelling alt-rock , 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
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Fri 9 Jun
Chambers– Female grunge/sludge rock punk duo with certain Nirvana nuances, especially the vocal, despite being a female..see also Royal Blood.. they certainly have the hooks, hence the label interest..dangerous, dazzling, dirty, dynamic garage-grunge Deep Fury-Hard rock boy/girl duo with a pretty impressive sound considering it’s just 2 of em em have their own sound rather than just referencing yer Royal Bloods and short incisive tunes to boot with a decent hook quotient. Greydolf- Metallic Fall anyone? The riffology here is very post hardcore, Suicidal Tendencies/Black Flag sludge rawk oriented but the vocal is pure MES, albeit with a yearning yank punk twang…I guess you could mention Pixies too, but this is far less indie schmindie… ‘Garage punk duo from Essex producing hard hitting riffs that pack a serious punch!’
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Sat 10 Jun
The Bloodtub Orchestra – London Dirthole spin off also starring Tim Whelan from Transglobal Underground/Furniture. ‘A discombobulation and disintegration of music hall, parlour music and related Victorian and Edwardian filth and obscurity. Performed by a fine upstanding rabble’… indeed.  What a very fine thing. Harry Lauder just got louder. Landspeeder-Gritty indie rock from a bunch of old faces from the 1990s Britpop scene, ex-members of Reuben, Mandelbrot Set and F.O.N.D, have worked with Suede, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kingmaker, Cast and loads more in the intervening years Flawless Carbon- Hooky female fronted brit blues rock, in the ballpark of  Joe Bonnamassa, via mid 70s Rock a-la Vinegar Joe. The Old Border- 3 piece indie classique outfit veering towards raw rockism and a gnarly back woods Americana feel…indie rock meets grunge and prairie spanning pioneer schtick then, nice.
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Wed 14 Jun
The Rattle Shakers– R N b infused Garage punk n roll, frenetic but fun, do  surf, garage and mod/freakbet covers as well as their own originals sounding like Downliners sect via Dr Feelgood.  Much joy.. Nash- Some great singalong choruses on show here, built outta groovy little Britpop meets ’60s workouts part Blur, part Small Faces, and some quirky knowingness lifts the vocals into something artful and alluring. Neat. Lots of hooks. Asher Baker– ‘acoustic/punk’ is the ting…even though there’s plenty of loud rock guitar… punk pop taking on a lot of that U.S post Green Day type feel and some kick ass lead guitar wibble… but the songs are strong and there’s an organic acoustic feel mostly…acoustics… Mark Nelson-  singer-songwriter/musician from Southern England with a difference.…. in that he does it all with one arm!’… yes- he was born with one arm but found a way of playing guitar, one-handed, when 13. Following many years as a guitarist/songwriter in The Poppyheads, Nelson Romeu, Supersmiler and Slinki Malinki (once managed by the legendary producer Gus Dudgeon) . Sounds akin to Richard Hawley via George Harrison, a crafted well spun set of thoughtful and alluring tunes avoiding MOR-ness by being nicely spaced and organic sounding, good stuff. His latest, second, solo release “Out in the Sun”out now.
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Thu 15 Jun
Knightstown
 + Creepy Neighbour
 + Cameron Donald
Knightstown-Album out soon on the uber-cool Fat Cat label. Electronically treated choirester vocals with a religious feel…like something from a madrigal re-imagined as ambient nu musik..compelling, ultra moderne, esoteric and  alluring. Creepy Neighbour-Synthpop cum dreampop with breathy female vocals and a nigh on drum and bass beat via chiming shoegaze guitars. Pounds along pleasingly and tunes have decent hooks a unique yet radio friendly sound Cameron Donald-Brithop dude bit of a mike skinner vibe in places but also nods to classic U.S. old school, decent flow to the rapping and lovely soulful voice when he’s singing
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Fri 16 Jun
The G-O-D – The G-O-D are a Manchester band who take that tired label rip it up and re-arrange it just for the fun, like proper rock n roll should. They don’t sound like any band you’ve heard in recent years and at the same time they manage to instantly sound like your new favourite band should. Yes you’ll hear the Stooges, Bowie, Buzzcocks and loads more in the G-O-D’s music but you’ll come away knowing you’ve heard something new, passionate, real, raw and of its time. The G-O-D are Chris Bridgett (Dub Sex, Rude Club) & Funky Si Wolstencroft (Ian Brown, The Fall). Performing tonight by way of a warm up for the Stone Roses Wembley happening tomorrow night, where The G-O-D have just been announced as special guests. TEAR- London four piece DIY punk outfit TEAR have today announced the release of their debut mini-album; ‘VINYL01’, due for release on 17th March via Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings.  The seven track mini-album contains the raw power that TEAR are renowned for across their live shows; it is a fully charged and sonically tight collection of female-fronted, lo-fi rock music that will be sure to earmark the band as ones to watch in 2017. (Piccadilly Records) 1977-1980 New York Punk Rock Disco- Tonight’s artists and attendant svengalis host the early part of the DJ action this evening, keeping the room rocking with those superhip NYC sounds…so expect The Contortions, E.S.G, Ramones and more…Moss Side meets Manhattan, marvellous… Then We Got Killers pick up the sassiest plates and keep em spinning til 2am
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Sat 17 Jun
Dogtooth 3 piece ace face rocknroll¦over driven loud and in yer face indie rock with Scally nuances perhaps more Las/Cast than Roses/Oasis The Real People may also be a touchstone here. Young kids with a mod look and a gift for a raucous pop workout. With their EP on 10 inch vinyl out inn the shops just about now and an instore gig at HMV, things are really happening for Dogtooth. The Turn post-punk infused indie rock a-la Magazine with an occasional rhythmic and rocking blast of something a bit rawer, early Clash, The Jam and Wire maybe. Cats On The Beach– New wave pop with driving guitars and insistent melodies, a bit like The Only Ones, but with a louche Pete Doherty-esque vocal and some well placed mournful trumpet on their less edgy slower tunes, shambling in the right way, Romantic, poetic, brilliant Bugbear veterans outta school of Thee Deadtime Philharmonic. Prowles-Stirring alt rock with good use of the ‘ol light ‘n shade dynamic, a juxtoposition of highly melodic passages with glacial guitars and heavier grunge infused passages, decent hooks too. My Little Empire-  Searing alt-rock, plenty of light n shade in the tunes and they do have decent tunes, played with conviction, Foo Fighters via Mansun maybe?
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Thu 22 Jun
Hercules II – Killing the beast with multiple guitars, a couple of basses, big ass drums , this wonderful band naked after Steptoe and Son’s old horse doncha know are a veritable post industrial post lurch supergroup (Test Dpt, Dirthole, Silverfish, Swervedriver etc) of excellent exponents of nicely  gnarled Kraut/Noise meditative mayhem.  Bracing. Moon Panda-Post rock infused psych folk a pretty unique sound and they’ve hooks too, in Bon Ivers’ ballpark as well as Bjork’s, fine work. Calming River- Dark acoustic folk fare…a singular person not a band …think Seth Lakeman gets a noirish Pentangle makeover.
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Fri 23 Jun
Alan Clayson and the Argonauts – “were one of rock’s most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than The Beatles” – Rock ‘N’ Reel.  OR!...‘a premier position on rock’s Lunatic Fringe’ (Melody Maker); In the late 1970s Clayson was being spoken of and written about in the same paragraphs as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello, and a BBC Radio One In Concert (which turned up on a 2001 bootleg CD). Notoriety and cult glories aplenty but the Argonauts eventually succumbed to the treacherous seas of showbiz, no golden fleece…That was presumed to be that until a telephone call from out of the blue in summer 2005 from Damaged Goods records resulted in the release of Sunset On A Legend, a double-CD retrospective, and a reformation for a sensational ‘farewell performance’ – the first of many !….Here’s another not to be missed for fans of post punking pre punking outre outsider rocknroll. The Bronsons–  pub rock and rhythm n booze revivalists in a Brinsley Scwartz via Ducks Deluxe sense, plus a bit of acidic Dr Feelgood punky boogie woogie oh yes. The Count Bishops and The Inmates are also reference points via a little counter cultural trippy blues. A great night out in themselves. Eliphant- Psych pop , strains of late 60’s U.s garage pop too, but this has that R n B fuelled slightly whimsical late 60’s brit feel, decently hooky and an authentic retro sound, fine work. Transmetropolitan- – 4 piece 2 chaps 2 chicks playing folk (there’s some very fetching fiddle) – but kinda lofi indie psych folk- which is great- somewhere between The Velvets and the Fairports with Nancy Sinatra on vox….alluring stuff, I like.
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Sat 24 Jun
Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons– Pussycat in the Dublin is always immense, most definitely not to be missed. They just get better and better, the intensity of their very own brand of punk rock, the quality of the material, it’s all remarkably uplifting. The Stooges, Pistols, Stooges, Cramps and The Ramones all resonate but none of them guys had the confrontational but sympatico Puss up front challenging the audience at every whoop and yelp and delivering such monstrously cool songs. Why aint they massive part 94….. Army Of Skanks– Powerfully hewn girls to the fore (well the drummer is a geez) punk pop n roll with a Runaways meets Babes In Toyland feel. Excellent, what a night you lucky bleeders. The FeatherzDanie Cox’s Bowie and glam informed punk rock passion play. Ace songs aplenty, she can definitely write em. A corrective aural attack on all things mundane and murky in a post Trump world. Anarchistwood- Taking searing acid singed psych punk, cranium scrapingly intense and played with sass and joy and imbued with just a whiff of cool conceptual punk pranksterism hese anarchists wood give the MC5 and The Stooges a run for their ramalama. Another shit hot outfit with strong woman upfront, Juno be praised.
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Thu 29 Jun
Coridor –Perky high drama indie rock that reminds of early Suede only with a gnarlier more romantically wasted vocal. Give it some welly they do too and give real good dynamics. Chasing Deer are an exciting and energetic pop/rock band from the Midlands – living, performing and writing music full time in London. Think The Beatles, Bowie and The Lumineers. Mostly acoustic new folk in reealization, in line with a mellower Frank Turner, nice vocals with subtle harmonies and a bit of piano, very chilled. Man Can’t Fly-elements of I Am Kloot, Elbow and Mumfords.…but also some powerfully hewn Biffy Clyro type elements…they’ve recently had some daytime BBC Radio 1 love too. White Heat-Artful indie pop with skittering drums a soulsearching vocal and an experimental edge to the arrangements reminds of Throwing Muses in places, also Firehose, fab stuff.
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Fri 30 Jun
The Pogue Traders- are of course endorsed by The Pogues themselves and play the Pogue Mahone back catalogue so remarkably well they’d bring tears of joy to any old pair of brown eyes…the music of The Pogues, played with passion, aplomb and unnerving accuracy in The Dublin Castle– frankly you won’t get a better night out. Fiesta! Michael Anthony– Young lad with an acoustic guitar and a resonant vocal doing a mix of originals and covers (Ed Sheeren songs a speciality mum)
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Sat 1 Jul
Spizz Energi- It’s that time of year again, everything’s blooming lovely and the heat is rising from the street…best hop into Camden Town’s finest pub venue for a refreshing beer and punk rocknroll immersion.  The Midsummer Spizzual is an annual event that has become legendarily popular, coz there’s a legend at the helm, yer man Spizz, still packing em in with his excellent kick ass band. Here Come The Machines…first new Spizz product in a while out on Flicknife Records, surely a marriage made in heaven? Bexatron-Who said kick ass? Kick ass punk n roll boys n girls who wanna be your New Yoik Doll, which is cool even if they do come form Londinium…glammed up, done with sass and suss, plenty of Runaways, Blondie and yes New York Dolls flavours to feast on here. Damn good fun. Daddy Those Men Scare Me- More prosaically down to earth and utterly English in their punk rock approach, the deliriously good Daddies have nearly been doing it as long as Spizz…well not quite, but their Stranglers/Members/Squeeze informed crafted indeed crafty punk pop is a joy we’ve beheld at Buggerbear since oooooh 1994, wowsers. The Evil Litter-3 piece art-punk outfit, with searing guitar, clattering polyrhytmic drums and intense edgy vox, shades of new wave in the overall sound
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Thu 6 Jul
The Ska Vengers-New Delhi based band who blend ‘ska’ rhythms with elements of dub, punk, jazz and rap to come up with a form of music that is refreshingly different, energetic and highly danceable. Absolutely rocked the Dublin last time round on a ht and sultry September night with their partyhearty blend…and all the boys were a little bit in love with singer Begum X and all the girls same with her male counterpart Dehli Sultanate. Here to hit Glastonbury Festival not once but twice, such is their quality. Back by popular demand- the masters of Bollywood ska supreme… One Thousand Things- Grandiose but hooky indie pop with soaring melodies and a crisp production, think Maccabees, Vaccines, radio-friendly, stadium bound tunes aplenty. Alixandea Corvyn– uber glamour goth chick whose rendition of White Rabbit, the Jefferson Airplane classic with accompanying ‘hot’ vid will certainly turn heads. She looks great and has an exceedingly accomplished noir pop outfit to back up her tasty showbiz pop n roll take on deviant rocknroll. Leisure Tank–   gal plays guitar, chap plays drums…. lofi, scratchy, syncopated stuff with tunefulness in the vocal lines via Beefheartian tendencies in the music…vocally more on a B52s thru Exene from X in the vocal stylings…or Sheryl Crow even…the music is quite outre though…damn interesting… They look good too, like RNR Grifters…
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Fri 7 Jul
Reggae Revival Nite…. with… Treehouse Fire– Reggae of a sunny up-lifting disposition, melds with ska pop and a smidge of rock, a soupcon of soul and a touch of dub… a unique and refreshing sound. One Ground– a brand new roots reggae duo based in London. Dub Righters- Punks playing Reggae/Ska influenced by hip hop/soul/and all the various interspersing musical flavours of this age and others. The Moods– dubstep and drum n bass make out with roots and lovers reggae riddims from this proper crew outta Manchester rappers, singers,, brass section, drummer….expansive and exciting.
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Sat 8 Jul
Reggae Riot V
 + King Hammond's Rudeboy Mafia
 + Jennie Bellestar + The Riffs
King Hammond on the throne, waves his sceptre and lo..’Reggae Riot’ V,  a summer special at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town, the original source of all things British and ska shaped. Jennie Bellestar as very special guest and with support from The Riffs well, it just makes the £10 ticket price look even more incredible. A must for all rude boys, rude gals, or just all you full on party people of all genders, races, creeds and shoe size.
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Thu 13 Jul
The Flicks-All girl pop punk, really catchy tunes, bags of charm and all good players, a brit update of The Runaways, great stuff Red Tape Riot-Sublime and inventive dream-pop from South Africa, a gently ebbing flow, but with actual pop hooks to hold the attention, like a wistful psychedelic take on bands like Bloc Party, also Bastille and at times The Cure. Wake Up Leo- Hooky rock pop with  clipped My Sharona type guitars and other ’80s new wavery …keys, Prince-ish touches, falsetto vox, all executed with panache
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Sun 16 Jul
The Panic Brothers– Highly acclaimed singer songwriter Reg Meuross and Tin Pan Alley songsmith cum comedian and radio presenter Richard Morton are of course The Panic Brothers. 25 plus years on from the heyday of this high energy, close-harmony singing duo, Panic Brothers are back!  Reg and Rich have lost none of the musical and lyrical edge which established them as a formidable live act, first on the London pub circuit and then leading to five years of successful touring and TV work, with appearances at Edinburgh, Glastonbury, Sidmouth and most of the major British Festivals and also the comedy circuit. They gigged widely in the UK and supported numerous and diverse stars such as Chuck Berry, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn, Steve Marriott, Charlie Louvin, Flaco Jimenez, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and The Housemartins. Reviews: “Spine-chilling harmonies”, Robin Denselow (The Guardian) “Excellent snappy songs,booming acoustic guitars and perfect harmonies are the Panic’s trademarks”, Andy White (Music Week) “Their combination of sharp,witty songs, tight harmonies and powerful acoustic guitars have gained them an enormous following”, John Conquest (Time Out) ” Witty songs and melodic punch from the Panics make their particular brand of musical satire easy for anyone to relate to”, Simon Jones (Folk Roots, September ’87) “Sweet Everly Brothers harmonies, so impeccably spot on they bring a smile to your face”, Kris Kirk (Melody Maker) “Excellent”, Mark Sinker (NME) With a series of dates under their belt in recent years including supports from the likes of Phil Jupitus AKA Porky Poet, Joe Brand and Jeremy Hardy, so stay calm and enjoy full on Panics….
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Thu 20 Jul
Stones n Roses-U.s. band doing an unlikely but convincing seamless mash-up of Guns n Roses, Stone Roses AND The Rolling Stones, all played with total conviction and aplomb. “An unreasonably thrilling, hilarious and altogether genius affair. A gutsy re-imagining of rock and roll history played with verve, nerve and heart.” -Alex Green, author of 33 1/3, The Stone Roses “Gobsmacked” -John Leckie The Fleas-Sprightly indie pop with a high melody quotient, lovely harmonies and plenty in the way of hooks, like a brit take on Dandy Warhols in places
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Sat 22 Jul
The Bermondsey Joyriders
 + Generation
The Bermondsey Joyriders– At long last Gary Lammin’s (Cock Sparrer/Little Roosters) punky garage rhythmn n blues trio come to The Dublin..“Anyone looking for a crash course in punk spirit should look no further” – Classic Rock “Loud, fast, cheekily confrontational and distinctly British. See ‘em at all costs” – Hugh Gulland, Vive Le Rock “A unique spin on punk blues” – Charles Shaar Murray “Extraordinary slide guitar … witty and original vocals” – Carol Clerk, Classic Rock. Blending a love of bottleneck Delta blues with a solid background in the London punk scene, but with their fingers on the pulse of contemporary society, The Bermondsey Joyriders are a band as accomplished as they are inventive. They have captured the imagination of crowds and critics alike with their blend of ’77 punk power, skillful playing, soulful slide blues, and razor-sharp social commentary, delivered with a distinctly British wit. Each a consummate player in their own right, frontman Gary Lammin is augmented magnificently by bassist Martin Stacey (Chelsea), and drummer Chris Musto (Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer, Glen Matlock and The Philistines) Generation-Cocksure punk n roll played with in yer face conviction and verve, with tunes to boot, like a far more believable Towers Of London via Generation x
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£8 in advance
Fri 28 Jul
JD Kelleher- Outta Eire a dynamic new wave influenced singer songwriter with full crack band whose debut single, a fab cover of Joy Division’s classic  ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ topped the Irish charts. With twangy guitar  Chris Izaak/Duane Eddy guitars and some country tinges,  JD, former star of Irish soap Ros na Rún, is now also doing wonderful things to songs by the Ramones alongside his own excellent compositions.Yes Man Jellyfish-Alt-Dance ensemble a soulful take on progressive House, via Garage, Breaks, Drum and Bass reminiscent of New Order and 808 state with hints of, Tangerine Dream, Orbital, and MJ Cole. Vs. Robots-spacey synth sounds and quirky proggish passages that recall Calvert era Hawkwind and melancholic Rush meets Muse alt rock. Quite adventurous and definitely experimenting with the forms but pretty accessible and catchy all the same. Shotgun Six- Pscyhedelic rock with a nod to God Speed You Black Emporer, Explosions In The Sky etc, hypnotic and slowburning there’s a bit of a post rock angle too has a faint Joy Div closer lp vibe, fine work.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sun 27 Aug
Special Kinda Madness
 + (Matinee and Evening Show)
 + Special Guest DJs
The Specials and Madness all rolled into one giant ska shaped Bank Holiday/Carnival bundle of joy. Sunday 27th August, is the day before Madness’ House of Commons show on Clapham Common, and this special show is an excellent aperitif for that happening in the very ancestral seat of The Nutty Boys. A matinee AND evening show starting around 3pm special guest DJ, the band playing for at least two and a half hours and ska, soul, reggae and rocksteady music right into the late hours.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 7 Oct
Foo 5ighters
Foo 5ighters-That Foos Feeling without the broken legs and ticket touts!  Four musicians at the top of their game, perform the biggest hits from your favourite rock band – the Foo Fighters! 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 21 Oct
Polyfest! In Memory Of Poly Styrene
 + RocknRoll Rescue Fundraiser with... Dr And The Medics, Anita Harris
 + Freak Party (Ex Smiths), Intastella And Jah Wobble, Neville Staple (Specials/Fun Boy 3) + Nick Welsh, Youth (Killing Joke/The Orb/The Fireman), The Vapours
 + Melanie Williams (Sub Sub) , Knox (The Vibrators), Beautiful People, The Shakespearos w/ Tug (Basement Jaxx) + Dust Junkys Collective (Nicky Tunes Ex 808 State), The Homosexuals
 + The Stems (Ex The Fall, Pixies, Gorilla, Elbow) + Celeste (Poly Styrene's Daughter)
In Memory of the late great Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex, Polyfst has become an annual must attend event. All these icons on the same bill performing for a very small amount of money…what’s not to love. This year we’ll be raising money for RockNRoll Rescue next door, who will be joining the party with some intimate happenings and DJ Action in the store…gonna be a reet treat this year. Check that line-up -and with more surprises to be added too…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 5
£20 on the door
£10 Early Bird Ticket in advance
Sat 28 Oct
Kingz of leon is a celebration of music for the band that shares a similar name! From the early youth and young manhood album right up to the current studio releases all done faithfully with real conviction
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 4 Nov
Quadrophenia- Live Club Night!
 + The Atlantics
 + DJ Drew Stanshall + The Bellboy
QUADROPHENIA LIVE CLUB NIGHT Club night theme & tribute to the iconic movie! Live music from THE ATLANTICS (playing the hits from the film including Green onions, Louie Louie, Da Doo Ron Ron. Zoot suit, Bellboy, My Generation etc) + DJ DREW STANSALL (ex THE SPECIALS/PRINCE BUSTER) spinning the best in Mod, Ska, Soul, R&B + 2tone. + THE BELLBOY + iconic mod big screen film!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£13 in advance
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