Wed 21 Nov
Sulo
 + Paul Young
 + Stefan Bellinas + Jamie Moses
Sulo Karlsson, once of Scandy rockers supreme Diamond Dogs and also known for rocking The Crunch with Micky Geggus of Cockney Rejects, Dave Treganna (Sham 69, Lords Of The New Church) and Terry Chimes (The Clash, Black Sabbath) and has of late been working with younger Reject bruv Jeff Turner on the presciently named East End of London social comment and jaunty pop vehicle The New Deal...solo Sulo wise we’re in beautifully honed bohemian country folk territory….Sulo’s Brilliant Outsiders is a heart rending country rock album featuring big hitting duets (Paul Young, Clare Teal, Maria McKee, Janis Ian, Terry Reid and more..) whilst the accompanying ‘Night Shift’ set features Sulo in solo mode, bare nerves revealed, dark corners lit up. A rare chance to catch this Swedish polymath of song tonight in intimate settings with impressive pals…such as.. Paul Young– possessor of fine set of pipes whether looking for somewhere to put his hat or ruling Live Aid in the 1980s , or indeed making an effortless round of toast in the 1970s… of late Paul has been belting it out beatifically with Los Pacaminos, a Tex Mex masterclass in having a brilliant nite out. No stetsons and Tequila tonight but Paul has been confirmed as Sulo’s special guest this evening. Excellent. With more to be announced soon…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
Thu 22 Nov
The Last Internationale- was formed on the streets of NYC by singer Delila Paz and guitarist Edgey. The band’s debut album We Will Reign, produced by Brendan O’Brien, was released in 2014 on Epic Records. The band immediately hit the road andbegan building a steadily growing fanbase worldwide.TLI has toured with acts such as Robert Plant, Neil Young, The Who, Kings of Leon, Slash, Scott Weiland, Weezer, One R epublic, Tom Morello, Lenny Kravitz, Incubus, Royal Blood, and many more. They also played the festivalcircuits in Europe, North America, and South America as well as appearing  on T.V  shows like David Letterman.In 2015, TLI released a live cover of Mahalia Jackson’s “I’m Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in My Song” on Tom Morello’s (Rage Against The Machine) record label, Firebrand Records. The song immediately went to #1 on the iTunes blues charts in the UK. The Last Internationale recently finished writing and recording their anticipated second album, titled “Soul on Fire”. On this record the band and evolves the musical style and rebellious poetry that has come to characterize and set them apart from contemporary rock bands. Although TLI has forged a sound that is their own and modern, their music and anti–establishment attitude are more in the tradition of Patti Smith and Gil Scott Heron than anything you hear on the radio today. The new album is scheduled for release in early 2018. The Many Few- Kitchen sink lo fi indie pop with female/male harmonies and vocal sharings over some Smiths meets McCarthy c86 type backing. Some interesting twists and turns. a bit of The Monochrome Set, something of Yeah Yeah No and stuff like that. Fab. ‘The Many Few are armchair surrealisms, bizarre and wonderful journeys that touch on the absurdities and question marks of small town life, from which you never quite return’ Desert Clouds- moody portentous stuff- I’d call it prog stoner but the vocal comes in more psych/alt. It’s a powerful concoction anyway with some good Joy Division ike guitar lines and plenty of Sabbath crumch. Melodic and commercial sounding too. Blissed-Explosive Brit rock with plenty of balls outta Manchester- Pistols like Panzer Division guitars meets a bit of indie scally as you’d probably expect.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 23 Nov
Couples-Hooky indie pop the inventiveness of Mystery Jets, with the indie pop nouse of Artic Monkeys, also reminds of  the more interesting end of late 80’s indie Cud for example, great stuff The Trusted-are a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging fromU2, The Clash,  Catfish and The Bottlemen, to The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Muse  they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes evolving into a fierce but melodic indie rock beast with a reputation for high-energy live shows. Methods– Wolverhampton/Manchester based five piece dealing dark electro indie, hook-laden anthemic tunes with. shades of Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Primal Scream and  Editors.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 24 Nov
The Blue Orchids
 + Micko And The Mellotronics
 + The Courtesy Group + of Arrowe Hill
 + DJs We Got Killers
The Blue Orchids  Still making startling music, Martin Bramah and his current Orchids return to the Dublin Castle with their spectral Northern English Doors post punk psych throb. As a certain Paul Morley said “They rave but they are not mad.”. A wonderful outfit with their own unique take on post punk psychedelics, original Fall guitarist and songwriter Martin formed the band with organ whizz Una Baines after Fall-ing out in 1979. Una left the group early doors but Martin has continued to make startling new music over the years, hence we’re pleased to announce this show supports new album ‘ ‘Righteous Harmony Fist’, suitably acclaimed as ace by Louder Than War and others… Bramah has added new drummer Howard Jones (Last Harbour/Calvin Party) alongside John Paul Moran (The Monochrome Set/Rapid Pig) on keyboards and Vince Hunt (A Witness/Inca Babies) on bass. Martin’s guitar work is a joy to absorb, slicing thru yer nervous sytem in a manner somewhat akin to Tom Verlaine meets Robbie Krieger, but all Martin Bramah. Micko And The Mellotronics – Veering between bleepy found sound electronica, jaunty post punk and psychedelic eccentric pop, the career of Micko Westmoreland has been fascinating. Now hooked up with full band including former late era Banshees guitarist John Klein, Micko takes to the stage perhaps at his most rocknroll oriented yet. Expect the kind of esoteric joy you’d imagine from someone who’s roll call includes gay porn soundtrack work for his film director brother Wash Westmoreland and his own Landline Records output of Cabaret Voltaire meets Squarepusher cut and paste goodies.  You may remember Micko from his role in Ewan McGregor glam schlock flick ‘Velvet Goldmine’ too, and for his musical endeavours with soooo many of the great and good including Terry Edwards, Neil Innes, The Blockheads, Kevin Eldon, Horace Panter from The Specials, The Stranglers, Les Rhythmes Digitales and celebrated artist Harry Pye…who said polymath? Mulitimath perhaps… The Courtsey Group– with a lineage of Fall cum Nightingales awkward squad skued pop brilliance going back to the 1990s and not a little John Peel Show action, these West Midlands twisted rock specialists have recently been finding new fans in lofty places..The Guardian for one…no wonder, their current material is fabulously Beefheartian avant punk with a uniquely Courtesy Group feel. Bring on The New Beef. of Arrowe Hill – very pleased to annonce o.A.E are opening this fabulous show. The Cat in the Hat Adam Easterbrook has led many versions of this wonderful kitchen psych scally hauntolgical happening, always supported by John Peel in the early days, but the current lineup with riddim section Ian O ‘ Sullivan and Jason Hobart has their lofi but luminescent sound thoroughly nailed. Their new Ouija Board release ‘Domestic Espionage” could well be the best yet. An enigmatic amalgam of boho melodics, rascalish social comments, found sounds and field recordings, with ace tunes that come and go so fast you’re left quite giddy. Excellent.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 25 Nov
Live Circuit Presents
 + Temple Lake
 + Children of the State + Mauve
 + Ocean + Concrete Bones
 Temple Lake fuses “the riff-heavy stadium rock of the 70s with the grit and anger of the 90s grunge scene.Being heavily influenced by rock legends such as: the doors, Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam the band also dwells in the psychedelic finishing the mix with a solid dose of 2018 Children Of The State It’s a low-battery duo, at the Crossroads of Groove, experimental music and rock. Music tells the story of taxes, King of the rhinoceros, mystical character in search of Funk and absolute Mauve Scottish fronted three piece rock band from the South East England. Ocean is a 22-year-old artist based in London. Concrete Bones are an alternative rock band that play heavily distorted guitars creating dreamy soundscapes and are fronted with strong rocking vocals.
Dublin Castle

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Wed 28 Nov
Andy Kyte – Jazz tinged funky pop taking cues from Stevie Wonder, Level 42, Bill Withers, Prince….danceable and well sung by Andy K with some adept musicianship all round. Adds a pair of duelling violinists for a great twist on the sound. Sandtimer – Folk pop rendered on guitar and what initially sounds like a banjo but turns out to be an Okinawan sanshin a stringed instrument with a unique an bewitching sound. Works really well and the tunes are killer too, compelling stuff. Devil  Say Dance – really eclectic sound,  loop pedal based folk with raw rock and dreampop/shoegaze aspects in places.
Dublin Castle

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Thu 29 Nov
Lunatics Lost-Fronted by Welsh vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Iain Richards with Joanna Khoo on bass/vocals and Mono on drums. With influences from grunge, stoner rock, new wave and punk, the band blend big riffs with melodic hooks giving a powerful platform for lyrics full of bite and edge with clear reference to the social commentary of The Clash and the Manics . “Lunatics Lost reinvents and renews your faith in rock in a way that satisfies all the promise of post – punk to a level other bands can only aspire to. Full of edgy, exciting riffs that will leave you in awe of a band that is set to blow your mind in 2018”  – Pure music live Gon von Zola – Out-of-the-box rock musician Gon von Zola has recently hooked up with Sunrise Records. Formerly known as ‘The Budda Cakes’ Gon has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and Secret Garden, as well as having his releases played on BBC 6 and Radio X.  Expect frantic uber pop with a lovely lilting skank and some adroit female BVs.. somewhere between a progressive approach to Lilly Allen‘s street pop and artnik outings like early Prefab Sprout and The Divine Comedy– wonderful work, great tunes, lotsa wit, love it. The Survival Code-Channelling the rock essence from Foo Fighters and Royal Blood via The Futureheads and mixing it together with their own unique sound, ‘Not Working’ is a no nonsense introductory single from an uncompromising rock duo. Piqued Jacks-Searing alt rock from Italy a dynamic and hook-laden blend of Biffy Clyro and Foo Fighters, recently seen supporting Interpol.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 30 Nov
Punk Rock Payday Karaoke
 + Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke
 + Rebel Nation + Left For Dead
 + Dogshite
Punk’s Payday Karaoke– Payday Punk Rock And New Wave Karaoke is our monthly fourth Friday of the month regular Dublin Castle sing and be Damned happening. Featuring our bespoke punk and indie covers crack team The DPRK– AKA Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke– and their mahoosive book of fabulous songs that you can perform live on stage in London’s most iconic venue.  Featuring special guest turns and DJ Fuzz at the musical controls to keep the party going til the wee wee hours, this will be your monthly must attend event in Camden Town and certainly the only one where you can unleash your inner Johnny, Debbie, Joey or Joe. Or Was… as it needs to be free entry, nobody wants to support it and we’re not Rothschilds we’ve had to make this the bye bye party. A mere fiver to you. From Beastie Boys to The Clash via The Hives or Nirvana a multitude of great material here for you to enjoy.  Rebel Station – Pacey punk rock 2nd wave style via early U’S hardcore, a possible nod to the likes of  Dead Kennedys but has the ramshackle irreverance and hookiness of bands like Johnny Moped, good stuff… Tommy from Rebel Station’ s birthday tonite so a very happy punk rock birthday to him and praise be for this rambuncious birthday punk rock selectionhere tonight to perform for you before the karaoke kicks in! This will be one helluva party….feat. Left For Dead – DIY, Anti-Fa, Melodic old school punk rock with an aggressive edge. Dogshite-  formed because they wanted to have a laugh and to make music to equal to that of their heroes of old, bands like obscurist indie types the Shapes and Kleenex, mixed with the sound, energy, and political nihilism of classic punk bands like X-Ray Spex, the Slits and Anarcho legends Crass. Check the lineage…. Guy Mcaffer (legendary London Techno Producer and ex- Back To the Planet), and Chris Liberator (notorious Acid Techno DJ also of Anarcho-punk agitators Hagar The Womb, Cold War, and We Are Going To Eat You) recruited budding vocalist and squat-party debutante Carmel (aka Tiddles) and and have recruited Carl (Back To The Planet Bassist/DJ Trashman) to play bass. Humorous  agit-pop/ska tinged socially aware anarcho Punk Rock. Ace way to kick off the nite… 
Dublin Castle

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£5 in advance
Sat 1 Dec
The Vibrators– From Pure Mania in 1977 onwards The Vibrators set out their stall as the accomplished but still utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done. Searing, scintillating speedin’ rock and roll that they pulse along at such a pace commanded brilliantly by long standing lynchpin Eddie at the drums, you can’t possibly relax yer having such a good time. They don’t ease off the gas for a second.  With The Members‘ Nigel Bennett on guitar and bass ace Pete chopping out the riddim. Hopefully original songsmith Knox will be popping by from RNR Rescue next door for a bit of Baby Baby action too… Steve Hooker 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. Those Naughty Lumps – From the halcyon days of the Erics club Liverpool scene, and an original Zoo Recs band who once featured one Julian Cope on bass, yer Lumps are a gift to behold, reformed after all these years, and still packed with an unbridled joy care of their raunchy, slightly naughty,  old wave new wave punky pub pop. A punk Bonzos? Kinda. Fronted by a professional cricketer and a first world war historian, not your every day rocknroll band.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
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Sun 2 Dec
Menace
 + Hung Like Hanratty
 + Deviant Heart + The Satellites
 + Skurvi + Yer Mum
 + The Glorias + Skiv
BUGBEAR AND BLACK DOG YULETIDE PUNK ALL DAYER Starring Menace, Hung Like Hanratty, Deviant Heart, A-Heads, Skurvi, Yur Mum, The Plague UK, The Phobics, The Glorias, Dresden Dogs – kicking off at 3pm, Santa hoovers up some sulphate, downs his snakebite and merrily empties his studded leather sac all over The Dublin Castle to gift you the best punk rock present you could hope for: a selection f the very best bands doing the rounds today, topped off fittingly by the marvelous Menace, still kicking ass in their 40th year of fierce fury.    
Dublin Castle

Doors from 3
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 5 Dec
George Galloway
 + Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Q And A And Signing + Julie Hamill
 + DJ Tony Bugbear
Arguably the most rock n roll/controversial politician of all time and the most recognisable Scottish voice in the UK, George Galloway joins author Julie Hamill in conversation about his highly acclaimed audio book ’Street Fighting’, with a signing, an audience Q&A, all followed by by a 1970s inspired DJ set from ‘glamnesiac’ Tony Bugbear Gleed. George Galloway was born into poverty in a slum Irish immigrant quarter of the Scottish city of Dundee. He began the 1970s running wild in a gang – the Lochee Fleet – and ended the decade, as most people said, running the city itself. In subsequent decades he would rarely be out of the news but this personal memoir of the 1970s goes back to where he started. Shocking from the start, Galloway’s memoir interlaces his own young life into the most turbulent decade in British history, film, music, football, strikes, war in Ireland – indeed, war throughout the world. To understand the 1970s is to understand George Galloway. And vice versa. Galloway is already writing the sequel to this volume: The Thatcher Years of the 1980s, which he describes as Britain’s hangover, a hangover so bad that Britain almost died. George Galloway; like him or loathe him. You’d be lying if you said he wasn’t interesting…
Dublin Castle

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£8 on the door
£7 in advance
Thu 6 Dec
Angelbomb
 + Kape Kanaveral
 + Cyberwaste + Okuri Okami
 + DJ Skull 13
Angelbomb –  After a successful comeback gig in October – back with a full set and new songs. Started in the late ’90s and reformed a couple of times. We’ve been in this magazine, been played on these radio stations & supported lots of bands blah blah blah. Come and check us out. Punky, Industrial with dance beats.  Cyberwaste–  Adventurous female-driven electronica with infusions of Hip-hop, DnB, Dance, Soundtrack and industrial, it’s always an exciting and engaging sonic experience. Expansive atmospheres take you away to other worlds one minute and a killer breakbeat gets you on your feet the next. Combined with live projections you will always get a spectacular show.  Kape Kanaveral- are still impressed by wheelies & loud guitars. & facing backwards in the chorus-line. Smash & ching. Sturm & Strum. & mostly playing as good & fast as they can. Think infectiously catchy indie  equally informed by the proto-punk,  early Talking heads and U.K Post punk such as early XTC maybe.. Neat.  Okuri Okami– Instrumental 3-piece from Essex, crafting gloomy, cinematic epics full of blazing riffs and haunting melodies. Been described as a darkened brew of The Cure, Tool, Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Plus  DJ Skull 13 
Dublin Castle

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Fri 7 Dec
Lensmen-Dark ‘n dramatic post-punk infused rock with a nod to the likes of Nick Cave, Joy Div and Radiohead, A keen sense of theatre without losing sight of the tune/hooks Tiny little Teeth– 2 piece, drums n keys, the keys are really interesting, very off kilter analogue sounds with tight but loose drums, like Trans Am if a 70’s Eno were involved, great. The Revellions- A Dublin band who’d sit pretty well on any nuggets or pebbles compilation. It’s the more psych end of the garage punk  ouvre Count 5, Wailers etc,  hooky but unhinged attacking tunes with a sympathetic old school production. Great stuff. Gunshot Daisy- Heavy blues rock with a sultry but powerful female vocal, like an alt-rock Janis Joplin, musically channeling Cream, sans Ginger Baker, (more of a straight-ahead rock sound), also Blue Cheer..all good and refreshingly different
Dublin Castle
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Sat 8 Dec
The Skalectrics
 + DJ Double Heavy
The Skalectrics- Christmas Party Time well and truly gets swinging with The SKAlectrics- one of the best ska/2 tone covers acts on the circuit.  This 7 piece ska tour de force hail from from Banbury, Oxfordshire and cover all the top tunes from what was for them (and a lot of you regular Dublin Castle attendees) the best era of music , 1979 onwards, the 2-tone & ska years. Enjoy…this is the Ancestral Seat Of Madness after all…
Dublin Castle

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Sun 9 Dec
 David Sinclair Four – Romantic post new wave rocknroll with country touches- think The Only Ones circa Baby’s Got A Gun...Green On Red…plenty of lovely Lou Reedish touches and Stones classic rocknroll charm from journalist and writer David and his crack band. OnOff – Bass led Argentinian alt rock cum art rock protagonists. Funky, punky, chunky…..
Dublin Castle

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Wed 12 Dec
tbc + Rocksteady Rockas
 + Phil Black's Acropolis
Rocksteady Rockas – Wonderful rocksteady and rudeboy reggae based skankin’ mosheen of much much talent. Play it beautifully, with authenticity and a touch of UK 21st Century urban edge. Phil Black’s Threesome – art punk with acid guitars and trashy 60s Phil Black now rocks a full band with his DIY 1970S punk cum post punk via psych crossover craziness.
Dublin Castle
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£6/£5 on the door
Thu 13 Dec
Brain Ape
 + (DVD Launch)
Brain Ape‘s last tour date and DVD release in Camden!
Dublin Castle

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Fri 14 Dec
 Lord Numb- Iggy, Bowie,Bauhaus and Wire get given a hard rock guitar kicking tempered with some cutting electronica and rumblesome dubby drum and bass workouts. Rock And Roll is not only alive but thriving in the hands of discerning artists coz Numb is The Nuts. The Long Mynd-Alt-rock with undercurrents of Americana , also post-punk, recalls Teenage Fanclub and the more reflective moments of The Replacements. Rosen- ‘A five-piece cyberpunk band from London mixing rock, nu metal and hip-hop.’ young fellas playing crafted urban rap rock- like RATM but with a lot of the squally punk metal noise removed- still fairly intense tho and the singer/rapper dude has a way with it.‘High Tech Low Life’ is a great tune. DR.EGGS– Catchy and dynamic electro-pop withangular synths, driving bass, aggro guitar and complex rhythms all topped by infectious melodies, slick raps and highly personal lyrics.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 15 Dec
The Skatuesques-The welcome return of all female Ska/Reggae crew from Dublin, got a really nice lightness of touch and real dynamism, bit like 2-Tone faves The  Bodysnatchers, do covers and originals all fabulously well, with their own unique twist. Allways brilliant live, do not miss. The Feckin Ejits-Roustabout Celtic Punk with storming  tunes and big rousing choruses. all played with bags of conviction
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
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Sun 16 Dec
RocknRoll Rescue's Nightmare Before Xmas
 + Legal Freaks
 + District 13 + YOU
 + Flesh Tetris
RNR Rescue’s Nightmare Before Christmas featuring some of the baubliest, most pine scented, gift wrapped and holy bands ever to hang their (fishnet) stockings eagerly on the bedpost of a Xmas Eve. This will be an ace party and all in aid of NR Rescue, support Knox and co. and their marvelous work at all times. Hey- is Knox gonna be Santa?
Dublin Castle
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Wed 19 Dec
Diving Station-Harp-driven dream pop  influenced by the likes of Big Thief and Dirty Projectors. But with their own unique and captivating sound, achieved through the combination of singer Anna McLuckie’s nuanced delivery and Sean Rogan’s sprawling guitar melodies, with a driving yet melodic rhythm section. Since forming in 2014 Diving Station have performed across the UK, appearing on festival line ups such as Bluedot Festival and Head For The Hills, as well as selling out several headline shows in Manchester.The single ‘Plastic People’ has been played on Bob Harris’ show on BBC 2 and Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music to name a few. “What a fantastic sound they make … Good good stuff” – Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) Chanteuse And Hippos-Sounds a bit like a female (?!) Morrissey in tandem with a kind of Moby mixology reimagined old orchestrated pieces (Nina Simone’s version of I Put A Spell On You for instance- the song being ‘Nina’) with beatology. A nice gospel meets Brit kitchen sink feel to the impassioned vocal, which isn’t really all THAT Mozza like. Interesting fare for sure, and lots of imagination and guts in the performance. Gets on a more sunshine pop tip too. Good work, original. Soulful and sassy at all times. Sounds Of Uno-Synth pop duo, musically rooted in the 80’s, referencing Cabaret Voltaire etc but with a crisp bang up to date House production
Dublin Castle

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Thu 20 Dec
Subtitle –mad for it clattersome alt rock with wonderfully wayward intensity pitching up in some strange but beautiful place where Pere Ubu, Queens Of The Stone Age and punk rock classique coalesce. SPINNER – Hooky psychedelic rock influenced by the likes of The Who, The Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Pink Floyd. But also classic indie… Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Verve, Kasabian..Fab. Prime Panda – 5 or is it 6?!- piece of awesomeness from London. A modern psychedelic take on Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, dub and whatever else. There’s a bit of an Amy Winehouse aspect to the vocals, very laid back, jazzy and a bit trippy….not unlike Lemon Jelly.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 21 Dec
The Pogue Traders – our favourite ‘tribute’ band (a term that doesn’t do the Official Pogues approved interpreters of all things Pogue Mahone any kind of justice) are back for their pretty much annual Dublin Castle Christmas hoolie…and tonite if you pull yer fingers out you can get in for a mere fiver with our early bird tickets…there’s only 50 so be quick to assure your place here at THE Christmas Party of the year for just the price of a pint of Guinness… The Pogue Traders will perform the wonderful, poetic, genius music of The Pogues in 2 50 minute sets from just after 9.00pm, there really isn’t a better night out… and to make the most of that festive fun you gotta be with us at 8pm for Follow The Crows – Not to be confused with the apocalyptic film…although this lot do portentously brilliant things to Irish and Scottish folk, bluegrass and cajun flavours with a great chunking rock sensibility care of the crack rhythm section. Influenced by The Pogues, The Bad Seeds, The Waterboys, Tom Waits, The Clancys, Velvet Underground, Dylan evidently a brilliant way to get tonight’s live music going. DJs We Got Killers will be giving you the Xmas party any discerning music fan would want to find crammed into their stocking, so keep necking them beers in a responsible manner til the wee wee hours.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
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Sat 22 Dec
The Silencerz
 + Emily Capell
 + Man Like Jack + DJs The Hit, Git And Split
Returning to the greatest independent live music venue in London will be nine-piece reggae & ska band The Silencerz armed and ready to deliver an extended set of crowd-pleasing covers and much loved originals. Following a successful 2018 which saw the release of their debut album Better Days, The Silencerz have finessed their live show to encapsulate a spectrum of all their favourite influences, from Toots and the Maytals to Ian Dury. Check out their music here Also performing will be talented young singer-songwriter Emily Capell with her unique blend of vintage pop, melodic ska and witty lyrics. Emily has garnered radio coverage on 6Music, BBC London and Radio X, as well as support slots for the likes of Rhoda Dakar, Roddy Radiation and The Blockheads, quickly proving herself to be one of London’s most exciting emerging musical talents. Much loved by The Dublin Castle regulars following a Monday night residency in 2015/16, Emily has gone on to tour the festival circuit with appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, Latitude and Isle of Wight. Man Like Jack – The bastard love child of George Formby and Mike Skinner. When he’s not playing lead guitar with London Ska/Indie heavyweights Lazytalk, Jack hits the road as a solo artist, taking centre stage to perform his own set of cleverly crafted originals. The sound of a ukele connoisseur who’s knows a thing or two about DnB raves, expect heartfelt pub anthems such as “My Girlfriend Hates Me” and humourus protest songs like “The Dickhead Song.” The Hit Git & Split will be warming up the room with an array of Ska, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogaloo & more, all on silky black vinyl! Having honed his skills on the prestigious turntables down at South London Soul Train as a resident DJ, he will bring the festive cheer north of the river with two crates of 45s. Bringing the night to an epic ending after the live bands with dancefloor favourites til 2am!
Dublin Castle

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Sat 29 Dec
Rubbish OasisTributeBand- Wryly named after them Gallagher boyos penchant for rubbishing other bands in interviews please dn’t be put off by this suitably sardonic humour… luckily these fellas ain’t rubbish at all…hence their the Fauxasis of choice with the official Oasis fanclub. You’ll be stunned by the proximity of their expression of the classics (and yes, they do all the classics) to the waxings you know and love….and they even leave a little room for a bit of individual expression, but it’s all cool…and to paraphrase Liam you should be arsed to come to this gig
Dublin Castle
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£8/£6 on the door
Sat 12 Jan
Over the past 4 years The Jam’d have built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’. Gigging up and down the UK at outdoor festivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK’s top tribute venues & events – inc.Glastonbudget! the biggest tribute festival in Europe! – plus The Jam’d are the only Jam tribute band to play at Claridges, one of the most reputable hotels on Mayfair. The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, The Beat Surrender and many more are all included in a varied and extensive set. The Jam’d are totally committed to giving 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!…. The Jam’d…..The Jam Experience !
Dublin Castle

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Wed 16 Jan
Richard Strange
 + An Accent Waiting To Happen
 + Rock And Roll Book Club
The Dublin Castle RNR Book Club proudly presents an evening with Richard Strange, the Cabaret Futura./Doctors Of Madness ( “The missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols…” –The Guardian) guy, a towering figure in a Post Velvets/Pre Punk/Post Punk world of poetically imbued and powerfully realized art rock. Writer, musician, composer, nightclub host, curator, actor and adventurer, tonight Richard will be performing ‘An Accent Waiting To Happen’ and indulging in erudite Q and As with book club regulars Julie Hamill and Tony Gleed and you , the audience. Richard Strange is a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London’s cultural life. Now comes his solo show An Accent Waiting To Happen, an evening of songs, films clips, stories, readings and downright scurrilous gossip from his 40 years in the arts and entertainment world. Richard’s achievements and collaborations are manifold, from David Byrne to Marianne Faithfull, via Mike Figgis and Marc Almond. There’s very little Richard Strange hasn’t done!  Recent work has included being narrator and singing baritone in the UK premiere of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels,  featured in Hal Willner’s concert Amarcord…Nino Rota, the Barbican tribute to Fellini’s composer, and collaborated on “Language Is A Virus From Outer Space”,  with the composer Gavin Bryars, a cantata based around the life and work of William Burroughs. And with career overview Perfect Past- The Complete Doctors of Madness, released to unanimous critical acclaim in May 2017 by Cherry Red Records, The Doctors of Madness have just returned from a hugely successful club tour of Japan.  His memoir, Strange- Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks was published by Andre Deutsch in 2005. “Strange- Punks and Drunks and Flicks and Kicks” The press said : The Independent: “A seminal figure at the crossroads of art, music, film and counter-culture” The Tatler: “Richard Strange passes the kool acid test with psychedelic colours” Esquire: “A hilarious romp through the last 30 years of Pop Culture, as charming and amusing as the man himself” Time Out: “This extraordinary memoir is gloriously indiscreet”
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Fri 1 Feb
1919 – This band were an early contributor to what became the Goth genre and had chart success with the singles “Caged”, “Repulsion” and “Cry Wolf”” as well as the 1984 LP “Machine”, and recorded two Peel Sessions. In 2014, founding guitarist Mark Tighe realigned the band, including original drummer Mick Reed. Two European tours and a host of festival appearances later, 1919 signed a deal with Westworld Recordings in 2016 to release a new album, “Bloodline”, 35 years after their first. Sadly in January 2017 Tighe lost a short battle with cancer, leaving a chasm at the heart of the band. Having insisted the others carry on in his absence though, Mick, Rio, and Karl now had to do justice to the album, and to the memory of their fallen comrade. Bloodline was released to critical acclaim in 2017, with Vive le Rock’s Pete Woods writing “Good goths come to those that wait” in an 8/10 review. Louderthanwar said “‘Bloodline’ will bewitch you“, and Sonic Seducer calling its “nightmarish-hypnotic gloom” a “fitting tribute” to Tighe’s legacy. In April the band confirmed that Sam Evans would be their new full-time guitarist, and began touring the new album once again to rave reviews. And it’s great to have them with us this evening. Damn Vandals- Two bruvs rock it upfront with guitars and vox and a sheeet hot riddim section propels the razzle dazzle angular rocknroll along..it’s a twangsome garage swamp blues rock… Zep meets Pixies meets Bunnymen, with a Mark Lanegan aspect to the vocals… 2 great albums under their belts already and beloved of BBC 6Music’s Sean Keaveney. Deviant Heart- Although sadly Morgellons are no more bass mangler supreme Mark Geraghty can now be found in Deviant Hart alongside the powerfully fiery punk femme vocal presence of Lizzi Lastic, one Albert Awful on guitar and drummer Gianluca. A great clattering but tune laden punk rock noise with sass aplenty.
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Sat 2 Feb
Rory And The Island
 + Special Guests
Rory And The Island – Traditional Irish fiddle leads the way with this remarkably party friendly music fronted by the suave, behatted son of Donegal, Rory Gallagher. Rory was formally the frontman of Donegal indie rock band The Revs who had 2 top 5 albums in Ireland during the early noughties. Think The Pogues with the shonkiness and rough edges removed for something a bit more maybe aspirational and upbeat. Fabulous stuff that will really get you and yer crew partying heartily, coz Rory and his fab band also take on a bit of a Summery skank with reggae and Afropop touches. All so beautifully positive and smile inducing… .
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Sat 9 Feb
King Of The Slums
King of the Slums are probably the most ‘under the radar’ and important band to come from Manchester. They started up around 1985 in the Hulme, area of Manchester but never considered themselves a ‘Manchester’ band -just a band with an arty background, a little self-indulgent and gritty, story-type songs. A distorted electric violin was used throughout early recordings, along with guitar, bass and drums and they continued developing this sound throughout their initial singles and classic first album Barbarous English Fayre which received widespread acclaim. Following a switch to Midnight Music their second album ‘Dandelions’also received favourable reviews in the music press. In 1991, following their 3rd studio album‘ Blowzy Weirdos’, they fell out with record companies, management and each other and disbanded – despite being considered as a vital live act and on the brink of a US tour.Following a lengthy hiatus in 2009 the band embarked on a new album, but again due to personal differences everyone fell out again and only a handful of new songs developed. The resulting album, “The Orphaned Files” combined these with a mixture of rarities and live tracks and was sold out many times. The band however did not pursue things further. Enduring adoration from critics and fans worldwide combined with a number of enquiries culminated in the band getting back together once more in 2016. A full brand new album ‘Manco Diablo’ was released on June 8th 2017. The date occurred on the same day as a UK general election with the band stating that they wished to ‘bury bad politics’. The new offering was lauded by critics and received widespread airplay. The clamour to hear more and see the band perform live again increased. One year to the day the follow up album ‘Artgod Dogs’ was released. A stunning collection of tracks featuring the familiar ferocious violin sound combined with observational kitchen-sink narrative vignettes which has led many to proclaim it as one of their finest works to date. Standout tracks include ‘Goya, Pinter, Honey, Bed’, ‘Cut-Throat Living’ and ‘The Broken English’ a biting social indictment of the authorities reaction following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster The album was accompanied by their first live performance since 1991. A low-key event aimed as a thank you to longstanding fans of the band King of the Slums are elusive and kind of like it that way. Interviews are rarely given with public performances even rarer. Songwriter and singer Charlie Keigher states “I have always found talking about the music, an irrelevant after event, which has nothing to do with the music. Everyone in the band does it for the music. The music is too important to us to undermine it with post rationalism. It is our art. We cannot change that art with more words. We paint our musical pictures, anything else after that is not really a relevant issue. We are all too busy to indulge in after the event conversations.” This scheduled performance will encompass tracks covering all of their wide back catalogue. Grab it with both hands – it’s a rare chance to see them before they flee back into the Mancunian shadows once more.
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Sat 16 Feb
Classic Punk’n’Roll party with Pop Punk legends BIG BOY TOMATO plus NUFFIN’, THE BAND OF THE UNDERHAND. Originally formed in the late ’80s, Big Boy Tomato picked up an ever-growing band of followers in UK and Europe through the early ’90s with their raucous, ramshackle live shows and catchy brand of pop punk. A couple of EPs and tracks on the iconic Snakebite City compilations were released, and in 1994 a full album was recorded, but sadly (and mysteriously) never actually released. Fortunately, in 2016 the band managed to regain the rights to the long lost album and make it available. And now they’re back on the live circuit once again … and just as much fun as ever! Talking of coming back from the mists of time.. NUFFIN’ was formed by five teenage school friends from Caterham during the first wave of British Punk Rock in 1976. When original drummer Roger Bullen left to join ‘EATER’ (and became ‘Dee Generate’), their 2nd guitarist switched to drums and the current 4-piece line-up was formed. NUFFIN’ turned up to play the legendary Roxy Club in London on 3rd August 1977, only to find a TV crew had taken over! Luckily, they were looking for undiscovered bands as a counterpoint to the hype of the time, and so NUFFIN’ got to feature in Janet Street-Porter’s LWT documentary: “1977 The Year of Punk”. Forty years on the original members of NUFFIN’ were reunited and their debut album of original ‘70s tracks – “CROWD CONTROL” – was was finally released in 2018 after 41 years! BAND OF THE UNDERHAND – Soulful rock n roll from the Old Kent Rd.
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Sat 23 Feb
Fuse The Music
 + Dubvocaliza
Progressive roots rock reggae band Dubvocaliza bring their heavy manner s back to the Dublin Castle with some suitably irie company assured.
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Sat 23 Mar
Twink
 + The Lysergics
 + Special Guests + DJs We Got Killers
Twink- Not many people truly match the expectations of the proviso ‘legend’ but where Twink is concerned legendary status is assured and then some. From Tomorrow to The Pink Fairies via Syd Barrett’s Stars and Hawkwind, Twink is an original counter culturalist psychedlicist mover shaker and he don’t sit still brothers and sisters. Apart from still hitting those amazing wigout drums Twink has also recently produced excellent new solo material showcasing his songwriterly quality and Barrett/Ayers shaped Anglo psych pop nous. He’s a fabulous act all right, it’s so good to welcome Twink to The Dublin Castle tonite. And ably backed and supported by The Lysergics too- Velvets, Stooges and early Pink Floyd textures layered and deconstructed to make for a beautiful rush of psych soul. DJs We Got Killers– a cavalacade of head stretching, freakout party sounds from then and now via the inbetween times.
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Thu 28 Mar
Arrive Early To Ensure Catching All 3 Bands- Running Order Decided On The Night! In Conjunction With Vive Le Rock Magazine Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons– Our favourite exponents of true Cat Power…the grind and grit of punk rock seen thru feline eyes, those of amazing front woman Puss Johnson, guitar overlord Jake Johnson, and drums dynamo Ant Johnson. It’s as powerful a sound as you could hope for, accompanied by a singularly dynamic performance from Puss upfront (and right in amongst the audience of course). Never fail to hit the button dead on. For fans of The Stooges, The Cramps, Jon Spencer, Sex Pistols, The Kills…. The Witchdoktors – ‘Kicking the world’s ass one day at a time’…we hear ya.. punk rock is in the mix (Ramones, Clash, Pistols, Damned etc) plus plenty of trashy rock’n’roll-a-billy, and a dash of 60s Psyche-Out Garage, even a little jaundiced country ..great stuff for punks and teds alike. East Town Pirates –  Formed in smugglers dens along the East Suffolk coastline, the East Town Pirates made their way through the punk dives and back bars of ye Olde Ipswich Towne. Armed to the teeth with infectious tunes, they sharpened their hooks in raids on taverns and alehouses around East Anglia before taking their explosive live show on the road and laying waste to the rest of England, Ireland and France. ‘Motorhead meets The Pogues’….
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Sat 6 Apr
Krankschaft
 + A Body Of People
Krankschaft – Sometime Inner City Unitarians alongside the Hawkwind legend Nik Turner, Krankschaft came to prominence back in the hazy crazy day backing yer man Robert Calvert post his stint with Dave Brock and co…A subsidiary of Kranky Corp Industries (Japan) Krankschaft are time travelers bringing their tales for the past of the future to your ears via a mix of punky space krautrock which they & only they can purvey. Ace to have them hit the DC tonite…. with… A Body Of People– Blending the psychedelic nuances of Julian Cope with the kind of bouncy, rocking Small Faces/Stranglers fare (thanks to some smashing arpegiotastic keys), ABOP combine the commercial and the quirky most heroically. With a tinge of that Barrett/Ayers counter cultural heritage, all envisaged thru a punky party lens mind you geezer, and we understand a new album is on the way….
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