Sun 20 Jan
Live Circuit presents..
 + Albion
 + Edgar Duke + Feral Youth
 + Carl Ola
Albion is a North London based five piece band, formed in 2015. With influences from rock and roll of the 60s/70s, to spoken word and the blues, Albion have combined all these to create a unique sound. The boys are dedicated to high-energy shows, and have an unwavering commitment to art, poetry and music.Edgar DukeA Leeds-based alternative rock band taking inspiration from Palma Violets, Dead Pretties, The Vaccines, Tame Impala and The Cribs. After 2 years of tearing up the Leeds scene, playing venues such as Brudenell Social Club and Belgrave Music Hall, Edgar Duke is taking over other cities to share their energetic performances with new fans. Alongside heavy guitar solos and rhythmic drums, Edgar Duke has ‘quality song-writing and a nice Beatles vibe’ as described by Fred Perry Subculture.Feral Youth Dreamy grunge 4-piece based in Brighton. fuzzy self loathing with a noisey twist https://feralyouthband.bandcamp.com/releases https://soundcloud.com/feralyouth/sets/sugar-1Carl OlanderThe twenty-four year old singer-songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden moved to the UK back in the Summer of 2014 to pursue music.With his Swedish charm, he is playing a mix of folk, indie and pop music.
Dublin Castle

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Wed 23 Jan
Dali-Gritty Grunge infused alt rock with distant echoes of Placebo and Nirvana. Decent hooky tunes played with plenty of conviction. From Fire–  Heavy blues infused alt rock, elements of U.S bands like Clutch, also Queens Of The Stone Age, but with a decidedly Brit accent. Toreador- bring together the three-pieces’ signature blend of gigantic guitars, snaking rhythms and butter melting harmonies that evoke comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age and Led Zepplin.“This Behemoth track has to be one of my favourites. I literally can’t stop listening to it” –BBC Introducing Solent for debut single ‘Hollow’
Dublin Castle
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Fri 25 Jan
Oscar Mic – Oscar Mic is Seamus Hayes. One man. one mic, one guitar, a bag full of magic and a mouth like an 808. Ed Sheeran’s abusive uncle, the Salvador Dali of rap n roll! Unlikely, uncontrollable, loathing and lovable and always with a wink, Oscar has played the Where The Wild Things Are stage at the Secret Garden Party, Oxjam Islington, played alongside Verb T and Dr. Syntax at High Focus Records night, performed at the Berlin Music Video Awards, recently supported Dat Brass and played Magical Festival. Oscar’s next single will be produced by Gordon Raphael, seminal producer of The Strokes’s debut album Is This It?  “Seamus Hayes has an innate ability to write really catchy pop songs” John Kennedy, XFM “It’s really catchy, it’s poppy, it’s brilliant” ALLY McCRAE, Radio1 “Love this!” DAVID SINCLAIR, The Times  Bedroom Tax – Sounding a bit like The D.O.T, Mike Skinner’s shortlived offshoot of The Streets with matey from The Music, the taut basslines and  spectral guitar recall The Rapture, this is really good work. XMenBTeam-A ruff n tuff collision of Dub, Reggae, ska and Rock, bit like The Streets in places, good stuff decent hooky tunes. From Manc HEN$HAW-Local lad (Camden) doing edgy trap/rap, slowed down beats, other wordly samples and a cooly nonchalant vocal delivery.
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Sat 26 Jan
The Fabulous Micky C – raconteur and songsmith with a songbook inspired by The Clash and Dylan in his battered guitar case. Mongrel Dogs – a Mexican, a Brazilian, a Finn and a Scotsman walk into a bar… and form an altrock band with ferocious riffs and mescaline fueled solos. The Little Horn – psychedelic desert rock with chanted vocals over trippy grooves and warm six string fuzz. Molly Corcoran– incredibly impressive young singer inspired by 70s songwriter greats.
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Thu 31 Jan
The Now-Indie trio outta wales, really strong tunes played with conviction and a highly polished production, in the vein of Catfish & The Bottlemen, with a dash of Killers, great stuff. Quiet Choir- Dreampop meets the textural nuances of Broadcast or Young Marble Giants, that kind of a naive female vocal, though the chiming but buried guitar is more early MBV or even proto goth in nature. Leg Puppy-Electro with attitude,“Beautifully formed one chord driven satirical punk”BBC Introducing“Power, energy and sonic diversity”Louder Than War
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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. Kajik Vault – Moody post punk bohemians with a cool Subway Sect meets Tindersticks feel via some gritty Nick Cave/Crime And The City Solution style artful angst.
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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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Sun 3 Feb
Cuecliche- Pop punk tour de force who can dip a toe in genre fluidity where required…Rock ballads and grunge and metal and punk all get mingle mangled together to make for a fetching, millenium whoop worthy clarion call of optimistic joie de vivre. Marvelously uplifting rock that can both break girders and wet eyes, bountiful stuff. Cue proper biog!- Cuecliché are a three piece pop-punk band from London. Inspired by an intimate Blink-182 acoustic show in Kingston, Cuecliché came together through a mutual love of the early 2000s pop-punk scene, creating their own brand of nostalgia-soaked anthems reminiscent of Sum 41, Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday and New Found Glory. Saving Sebastian – ‘crappy pop punk’ they say- but of course they protesteth far too much and then some… American stylee for sure so more Green Blink Matchbox Ant Farm type doings, but with much wit and wonder. Bass lines that could cut cheese. Nice. New Subterraneans – New Subterraneans are a punky power pop trio playing short fast tunes, dont wanna bore people! yes indeed Kinda SLF meets the sharper less psych prog end of The Stranglers (no keys natch) …pure ramalama punk pop by mature coves who know their punk scallions. Ace. M69 -a four piece pop punk band from London – blending 1990s U.S poppedy punkery by the usual suspects (Green Day, Sum 41 etc) with a healthy dose of Buzzcocks/Rezillos Brit noo wave commercial ramalama…damnfine, so get along nice and early to enjoy then why doncha??
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Wed 6 Feb
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Tony Drayton- Ripped And Torn
 + Daniel Rachel- Walls Come Tumbling Down + Radio Generation
Tony Drayton – Ripped and Torn: 1976 – 79 The Loudest Punk Fanzine in the UK- Tony will be in conversation with Tony Gleed this evening, exploring the world of Ripped And Torn, and signing copies of the book for you to buy. One of the first punk fanzines, and longer lived than contemporary organs like Sniffing Glue, Ripped and Torn began in Glasgow in November 1976 and carried on into the next wave of punk. It ran for eighteen issues, all of which are faithfully reproduced in this book. By punks and for punks, Ripped and Torn is a fascinating document of the punk subculture and a sacred text of DIY culture. Daniel Rachel- Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain’s musical history; when ‘the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang’. Through the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation. Composed of interviews with over a hundred and fifty of the key players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account of those crucial sixteen years in Britain’s history. ‘Charts punk, 2 Tone and then Red Wedge’s subsequent battle for a multicultural Britain in a brilliant account of the period’ – Q Magazine. Daniel is in conversation tonight with Julie Hamill, with signed books available to buy. Radio Generation- Excellent punk, new wave, post punk and proto punk concept act, handpicked to compliment tonight’s books and entertain you beyond a bookish bedtime! Rad Gen don’t so much cover classic 70s/80s bangers as deconstruct them, re-imagine them and generally turn the upside down and inside out. Marvelous entertainment assured…check the setlist…BUZZCOCKS,  RAMONES, GEN X, THE DAMNED, MAGAZINE, RUTS,  DEAD BOYS, XTC, NUMAN, KRAFTWERK, BOWIE, IGGY, LOU.
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Thu 7 Feb
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. The Tuesday Club- T Rex, Cockney Rebel, XTC- very poppy glam cum new wave 70s pop with Mott/Clash rnr guitars and piano fills- as they say ‘Remember Top of the Pops? No we mean THE Top of the Pops. When bands went on TV, Jimmy Saville served up a menu of good times, smiling, dancing and just not taking yourself too seriously. Well The Tuesday Club are about to re-ignite that feeling. Moth-This is great- done with loads of angsty energy….grunge punk , but there’s a malevolent Killing Joke go metal feel that works a treat and a nice deep toned vocal and plenty of punk rock pop chops.
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Fri 8 Feb
Sister Mercedes- began as the altere ego of Darren Van Asten (guitar and vocals). It has since grown three more heads: John Devolle (lead guitar), Dominic Pettit (drums) and Rafael Curita (bass).John & Darren played in Junkbox together before and John has played in various other bands including The Intolerable Kidd & Friends and The Lonesome Cowboys from Hell. They live in London.Junkyard choir-Stomping fuzzed up garage blues duo with a subtle post punk element that sets them apart from mere Black Keys copyists. Impassioned playing and strong tunes Princip- swaggering pop rock which is actually quite hard to pigeonhole, it’s pretty commercial but at the same time quite edgy, Kaiser Chiefs could be an influencegreat boisterous stuff anyhow
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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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Sun 10 Feb
Menace
 + The Anaraks
 + The Glorias + Monkish
 + Dissent
Menace -very pleased to announce at short notice Menace are headlining today’s punk rock enthusiasts marathon with the intention of throwing you all a party and launching their new vinyl release.  For the collectors..The album is on 185 Gram black Vinyl. Limited to a numbered release of 300.it comes with a download code and a photo insert with all lyrics. Get the record and get these tickets quick, coz these supercheapo early birders at a bonkers £3 per will only be available for a very limited time- ten days is all you get then the price goes up. So book now. This from Gary Bushell…’MENACE were one of the leading pioneers of what we now call street-punk. They erupted onto the London scene in 1977 armed with hard-hitting anthems like ‘Screwed Up’, ‘Insane Society’ and ‘Last Year’s Youth’, and were swiftly dubbed “the best punk band in England” by Sniffin’ Glue. Record companies and the rock press disagreed but their brick wall rock’n’roll stands the test of time. 41 years on, Menace are still writing great addictive backstreet anthems such as ‘Social Insecurity’, ‘High & Mighty’ and ‘London Girl’. Authentic and honest, Menace were and remain a vital inspiration to generations of urban rebels’ With The Anaraks, The Glorias, Monkish and Dissent all playing LONG sets from 5.30pm til late this promises to be the impromptu punk gig of the season.
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Wed 13 Feb
Matt Everitt
 + The First Time
 + Rock N Roll Book Club + With Julie Hamill And Tony Gleed
Taken from the acclaimed BBC Radio 6 Music show, The First Time invites you inside the lives of some of the music world’s most notable legends. From Alice Cooper to Yoko Ono, Courtney Love to Elton John, follow their lives and careers starting with their first musical memories, first records, and first gigs, finding out the songs that have shaped them along the way. With 40 compelling interviews, specially commissioned collage illustrations, and a bespoke playlist for each musician, The First Time is a must-have for any music lover. Matt will join Tony Gleed and Julie Hamill at The Dublin Castle tonight for a Q and A and book signing event with DJ sets from your hosts and from Matt himself, reflecting some of the iconic figures interviewed in the book.  
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Fri 15 Feb
 Cult Figures – Having just released their nigh on 40 years in the making debut album, the very wonderful and very recommended ‘The 116 Ploughs A Lonely Furrow’, Swell Maps associates and West Midlands post punk/indie psych heroes Cult Figures have been astounding all comers with their remarkable live shows all these years later. Much fun, bridging the gap perfectly betwixt joyous irreverence and hard nosed intensity. Something for everyone. Lover-Big bollocked soul inflected pop rock…great vocal, techy ’80s crossover sound, big guitars, dance/hiphop textures and a chant along chorus perfect for radio old schoolwise. Tor7-Groove based blues rock, grunged up guitars and a possible nod to Queens Of The Stone Age, also Foo Fighters, rocks admirably but also has hooks.  Girls Like Us-All girl grunge but with a brooding post punk angle, tense Joy Division bass and drums, edgy atmospheric tunes, great stuff. Lilac Melt – an indie dream-pop/shoegaze band from Scotland/Greece based in Edinburgh. Expansive atmospheres and luminous melodies with a ’90’s quality, their first single, Oxidise, got them signed by independent record label, Infinite Hive Music. Gathering airtime from many radio stations, including BBC Radio Scotland, the band diversified with acoustic arrangements of their songs, always maintaining their multi-layered, reverberated sound. ”Fantastic BBC Introducing track” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland for ‘Hey Stranger’…
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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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Sun 17 Feb
Special Kinda Madness
 + Special Guest DJ
Special Kinda Madness –  Hey You! Don’t Watch That …you now the rest… welcome all to a special Sunday late afternoon show with the live music kicking off at 4pm, and a special Madness orientated set from the Specials/Madness tribute experts. Featuring two sets of Nutty nuggets, S.K.M will surely get your loafers moving at a rate of knots over the hallowed Dublin Castle turf- ok dance floor, and we do have a ‘proper’ dance floor for the betterment of your skanking pleasure. And in case you forgot, Suggs did hail the DC as ‘the ancestral seat of Madness’, so it all makes sense. This wonderful band will be playing all the classic Madness hits from the last 30 plus  years along with some of the lesser heard album tracks. It’s a Madness Fest, and definitely not  to be missed! Timings: Doors: 3pm DJ: 3pm 1st set : 4pm DJ: 4.50pm 2nd set: 5.20pm
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Wed 20 Feb
Joe Steen- accomampanied by members of his family. (His cousin Charlie is lead singer of punk band Shame, his brother Archie  plays honky tonk and New Orleans piano plus guitar/ bass. His sister Tallulah plays guitar and sings)  Dragon Rapide-Americana infused psych pop from France, there’s a bit of a Teenage Fanclub feel in places especially the harmonies and a possible C86 influence too. Interesting stuff goes off at tangents without losing the plot, plenty of hooks and decent choruses to hold the attention. great stuff.
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Thu 21 Feb
tbc + Sabatta
Sabatta – Afropunk they call it and I say oh yeah bring it on, fab genre…attitude aplenty and rhythmic complexities both in place. Gary Crowley has been playing them on London Beeb…picture Prince Charles and the City Beat Band meets King Sunny Ade meets Wire….sounds really cool right? Well it is.
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Fri 22 Feb
The New Town Centres-Compelling oddball artrock that harks back to the pre-punk stylings of Deafschool and Sparks, with maybe a soupcon of Cardiacs, interesting stuff and they’ve decent tunes too. Ed Sykes- A Jagger-esqque vocal with a bit of good ol’ boy John Cougar Mellencamp type wide eyed Americana- there’s a real earworm of a riff here, played by some seasoned groovy rockers, inc. John Povey from The Pretty Things it seems. Gate- Bluesey hard rock with searing overdriven grunged up guitar, elements of grunge but overall a more classic rock sound sorta early 70’s pre-metal. Smokin’ Dogs-Garage punk n roll, like a very raw New York Dolls but with a brit accent, early proto punk a-la Jesse Hector an Billy Childish, great stuff. Playdead – punking up the Arctic Monkeys with a bit of alterno rock…actually get a bit of early Damned type fire in there, tough, terse punk grunge with indie sensibilities and a nice laconic vocal. Judicious use of animal masks in their videos too!
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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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Thu 28 Feb
tbc + Third Lung
 + Modern Hinterland
Third Lung –  angsty vocals and clattering indie rock with an edge of something rockier care of the vocal which hints at an influence from the likes of Steven Tyler via James Manic…some nice psych rock reverberations herein reminds of Levitation, via Muse with a bit of yer more anthemic Manics. Modern Hinterland with those lovely people at Label Fandango at the helm you know you’re in good hands here- their album ‘The Crack’, like their shows, has been garnering great reviews… R2 –  “Full of engaging songs that will appeal to lovers of great tunes and clever lyrics…32 minutes well spent for this reviewer”  NEN – “An energetic, optimistic first record packed with snapshots and memories, taking the nostalgic sound of wild Americana and soups it up with modern flourishes that are almost indie-pop”
Dublin Castle
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Fri 1 Mar
40 Shillings on the Drum-Rousing punked up folk rock with a nod to The Clash but also celtic street punk a-la flogging Molly, fab. The Unfunkables- Sassy Funked up soul augmented by brass section, covers in the main but executed in their own inimitable style. Cut Throat Francis-four-piece band combining Folk, Swing and upbeat Eastern european flavours.They’re also known for the array of instruments they bring to their live show including The Banjo, Mandolin and Melodica as well as rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon!
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Sat 2 Mar
Stone Beach Presents: "The Modernist Club
 + Death Of Guitar Pop
 + Ska, Mod, Northern Soul, Motown DJs
Stone Beach Presents: “The Modernist Club– starring Death Of Guitar Pop. Stone Beach is a brand new mod clothing company that proudly supports both established and upcoming artists. Death Of Guitar Pop are an excellent place to start for this new residency. This spirit’s on fire…Essex boyz bringing that ska noise, DOGP are Silky and Jonny and they play nu age skanki’ music, taking musical influence from all thing 2 tone and Trojan, with a touch of Sublime, Blur, Ian Dury and other good shit thrown into the mix. Absolutely perfect Dublin Castle fare I’m sure you’ll agree.
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Wed 6 Mar
Nettie Baker
 + Tales Of A Rock Star's Daughter
 + The Cesarians + Rock N Roll Book Club
Nettie Baker’s Tales of a Rock Star’s Daughter are the sharp , funny recollections of Nettie Baker, eldest daughter of Ginger Baker, legendary ‘wild man’ and drummer with the Graham Bond Organisation, Cream, Blind Faith and Airforce.   From poverty to riches and back, featuring a colourful cast of characters known and unknown. Famous faces of the music world and aristocracy are scattered throughout the text alongside those from the ‘normal-land’ that Nettie found herself half in and half out of and set in the vanished world of 60’s/70’s/80’s UK pop culture. Published by Wymer, a must read book which Nettie will be reading from and discoursing this evening with a Q and A and specially tailored DJ set from DC RNR Book Club hosts Tony Gleed and Julie Hamill. Come and ask Nettie a question, buy the book, get it signed. Also tonite we are very pleased to present a full set from Netty’s good friends and ours The Cesarians. The Cesarians always have asuch a cerebral aspect as an intensely emotional one in their amazing music, and will provide a wonderful coda to a night of literary evaluation with their intensity, songcraft, passion and raw emotions. Something dark, beautiful and inordinately powerful comes your way. Nobody else does what they do, and this is a school night out you cannot miss.
Dublin Castle

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Thu 7 Mar
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 Solomon Pico- is a cosmic rock/electropop artist based in France. The self-produced debut EP “Shifted” was released in June 2017, shortly followed by a video for new track “Wild Supernova”. Atmospheric guitars, groovy bass lines and electronic samples help create a striking musical universe inspired by the likes of Beck, Anna Calvi and David Bowie. In Disguises- Indie rock with a bit of a post-prog rock undertow, well played, sharp production and they’ve decent tunes, there’s a Bloc Party vibe at times even thoughit doesn’t really sound like ’em.
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Fri 8 Mar
Newtown Neurotics
 + Barnstormer 1649
 + Atilla The Stockbroker
A very special gig! Legendary, influential radical punks NEWTOWN NEUROTICS from Harlow, with a new documentary all about them due out soon, join forces once again with old mate Attila the Stockbroker and his ‘early music meets punk’ band Barnstormer 1649. Sharp songs, ancient instruments, lyrics (sadly) as relevant as ever…Please come early. Attila will start the evening with a spoken word set at 8.15 prompt. Then his band. Then the Neurotics. Finish by 11 followed by DJs til 2. An all action evening! Tickets £10 adv, £12 door. Advance booking very much recommended!
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Sat 9 Mar
999
 + The Satellites
 + Kid Klumsy
999- Nick Cash, Guy Days, Pablo Labritain, Arturo Bassick hit the mojo riddled Dublin Castle stage again, last time they were awesome so don’t miss their long anticipated return. For those of you living under the punk n roll equivalent of a stone (a Rolling Stone?) 999 were/are a fantastic first generation punk act with an amazing array of punk pop material that touches on glam and rhythm n blues in part but always has the visceral high energy you’d expect and is ripe and rich with tunes tunes tunes. Nasty Nasty, Emergency, Homicide, Crime et al..The Satellites- are a Punk-Rock band from Acton, West London. Formed in 1977 on October 4th, twenty years to the day that the Russians launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite.The band was put together by school chums Derek Gibbs and John McCall aka Henry Strand (vocals) and Johnny Pi r Squared (bass). They were joined by Clive Warner (Norman Normal) on guitar and Maurice Devereaux (Russell Sprout) on drums. The first gig was at Oriel Youth Centre in Northolt with Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army on December 12th. Gigs soon followed at The White Hart Acton, including one with The Ruts.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 16 Mar
The Collective A.K.A-  Magnificent mod/punk/New Wave/2 Tone covers act- so you get Who, Kinks, Beatles, Stones, Small Faces, a bit of Northern Soul even, Specials, Jam, Madness, The Beat, Clash– and all done with musical chops to die for and a whole lotta soulful attention to detail, with brass and keys courtesy a brill riddim section and a fabulous frontline. Also, the singer could probably stand in for Roger Daltrey at an Ooo concert and nobody’d notice! Top stuff. DJs We Got Killers- Top party tunes from all eras all genres with the emphasis on Killer Diller. Expect a mod/ska/soul bent tonight with a nod and a wink to the great company the plate spinners are keeping.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sun 17 Mar
The Skatuesques
 + The Feckin Ejits
 + The Rebel Souls
St Patricks Day Special, with..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 The Rebel Souls-.Roots/Reggae and SKA originals and covers played with verve and pop nouse, influenced by the likes of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Mighty Diamonds Stage times are, The Rebel Souls 4 -4.45 The Feckin Ejits 5- 5.45 The Skatuesques 6 – 7.30
Dublin Castle

Doors from 3.30
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 20 Mar
Finding The Fourth Beatle
 + Rock N Roll Book Club
 + David Bedford + Julie Hamill
 + Tony Bugbear
Finding The Fourth Beatle- by David Bedford and Gary Popper with illustrations by Paul Skellett,  at The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club….’I’ve Got Blisters On My Fingers!’ This is the story of The Beatles from 1956-1970 told through a staggering 23 drummers, including Colin Hanton, Pete Best and Jimmie Nicol, and some you will not have heard of before. This fascinating work explores various Beatles’ crises and changes of musical direction, and looks into what went on when they were getting a record deal and finally found the drummer who would put the beat into The Beatles: Ringo Starr, the Fourth Beatle. The story of all the 23 drummers…Those who could have joined The Beatles, but didn’t…Expert analysis of the drummers by drummers…Why Brian Epstein didn’t sign the Beatles first contract….Why The Beatles failed the Decca audition…Who was asked to replace Pete Best before Ringo? …Why Pete Best was not sacked/dismissed by Brian Epstein ….Why Ringo became the Fourth Beatle and inspired a generation of drummers. David Bedford Q And A with Julie Hamill, All Starr DJ Set by Tony Bugbear
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
£5 in advance
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.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
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’….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 30 Mar
Total Who Show
 + The Magic Bus Band
 + DJ Ike 'Can See For' Miles?!
TOTAL WHO SHOW – featuring Johnny Warman and The Magic Bus Band…. all the hits plus songs from Quadrophenia, Tommy and Live at Leeds, starring  Gary Grainger from Rod Stewart’s band on Lead Guitar and drummer Greg Pringle who has played for a certain Pete Townshend. Who’s up for two hours of the greatest live hits and classics by The Who, including ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Who Are You’, ‘Substitute’ and ‘My Generation‘? “Five stars. Songs to delight the diehard fans and casual observers… played stunningly”- The Herald  “One of the very best live bands in the UK and Europe and the energy and passion of performance is extraordinary and world class musicianship with stunning vocals and over two hours on stage”- Time Out
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Fri 5 Apr
Folk Devils
 + Inca Babies
 + Turning Black Like Lizards
Folk Devils – Formed by Co. Durham native Ian Lowery (formerly of The Wall and Ski Patrol) this ace band released several acclaimed singles including “Hank Turns Blue” and “Beautiful Monster” and recorded several sessions for BBC Radio’s John Peel Show. Musically their heady brew of swampy rock on a bed of bastardized blues created a vehicle for Lowery’s increasingly misanthropic worldview. A well-honed gutter poet since the early days of punk, Ian developed an idiosyncratic style, fusing a natural gift for sly wordplay and a well turned snarky phrase with his often vitriolic and poignant lyrics channeled through an explosive onstage persona. Folk Devils opened for the likes of The Fall, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Gun Club and Spacemen 3, and also toured extensively throughout Europe. Singer Ian Lowery sadly passed away in 2001. The band reformed in 2016 with new singer Dave Hodgson (once of Parting Shots)to celebrate the release of the retrospective CD/2xLP “Beautiful Monsters” featuring remastered audio of all the band’s studio and demo recordings. Big faves of Bugbear back in the day, finger poised on the pause button as Peely played the underground hits. Fantastic to host their appearance tonight. Inca Babies – Inca Babies were formed in Manchester’s infamous Hulme district in 1982 and their music was a raunchy Death Ray twang from a punk-trash, Americana perspective. Radio 1 DJ John Peel and his producer John Walters heard the Inca’s first single The Interior and offered them a session. It was to be the first of four they did for Radio 1 between 1984-87. With two number one slots in the Indie single chart and a top 5 album, Rumble, the Incas were flying high. Like all good things they came to an end as fashions changed and members came and went, but the band reformed in 2007 with Gold Blade drummer Rob Haynes, a new album followed but all this was sadly marred by the death of bassist Bill Marten. The band was put on hold while they came to terms with this loss, but it was eventually decided to keep Bill’s legacy alive by continuing and finishing off the album they had started writing. The most recent album The Stereo Plan was released in September 2014. Still going strong, and great to have them in the DC tonite. Perfect partners for The Folk Devils. As are…Turning Black Like Lizards – New Brum band with some classy and indeed classic Brit indie noire reference points. A bit of Bunnymen, some Jesus and Mary Chain and Joy Division/New Order for sure. A very fine performance and assured at that, with beefy drums, clinically cool guitars, probing bass and a calm yet powerful vocal. All very cool indeed.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 6 Apr
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….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£6 Early Bird in advance
Sat 13 Apr
Mickey 9’s – Largely lauded Glasgow band celebrate their 10th anniversary with a full on tour,  which is great news for all fans of techy punky and  funky metallic dance music with sharp witted lyrics and a wild stage persona. Inspired initially by Daft Punk, these guys have put out massively collectible records with the likes of  Moshi Moshi and produced 2 cracking LPs into the bargain. “…a blend of meaty basslines, jaggy guitars, up-tempo rhythms and idiosyncratic vocals” The Scotsman. The Clang Group as fronted by uber producer (Morrisey, Madness, Bowie, Dexys etc) Clive Langer are releasing a Record Store Day Monks tribute 45 and this gig is the launch.What a fine thing. An all star cast that has included Roxy Music’s Andy McKay and one Suggs, The Clang Group’s angular Anglo psych pop is by turn experimental and blissful, but chock full of great tunes coz the former Deaf School head honcho has written a fair few (‘Shipbuilding‘ anyone?). Landspeeder – Gritty indie rock from a bunch of old faces from the 1990s Britpop scene (Reuben, Mandelbrot Set and F.O.N.D) and have worked with Suede, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kingmaker, Cast and loads more in the intervening years  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 10 May
The Stukas
 + The Sha La Las
 + The Subterranean Gentlemen
The Stukas – highly loved at the time so needless to say even more loved now they’re back- our very favourite Germanic fighter plane cum original reformed new wave / powerpop act. ‘Sport, Sport I love Sport, Running And Jumping I’m A Physical Sort’ …not many, cranked up for mods, rockers, punks and everybody else come to that. Great! The Sha La La’s – Psych-mod groovers embracing something of Paul Weller‘s mid ’90’s stuff via Spencer Davis Group, and they sure are seasoned players, have the chops, and are a stunningly good live proposition The Subterranean Gentlemen– a nifty modernist turn who also contain some members of The Stukas.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 26 Sep
Diamond Dogs
 + Special Guests
Diamond Dogs- RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL “The glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers Diamond Dogs are back to set things straight!” After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of Diamond Dogs called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop. Since then Sulo’s released 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch etc and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of Diamond Dogs gig requests have been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums have been out of stock for a long time and unavailable as down loads they started to make a plan. Sulo & Honk (Henrik Widen), the remaining original members thought it was time to set things straight and release “that” compilation they’ve been talking about for many years. One thing led to another and soon “RECALL ROCK & ROLL”(Cargo Records) will be available, a double album including 30 tracks. 25 old and 5 brand new. At the same time Cargo Records will re-release 4 previous albums on vinyl/Cd & download. The albums are “As your greens turn brown” “Too much is always better than not enough” “That’s the juice I’m on” And the split album with legendary US Punkrock singer Jeff Dahl. “Atlantic Crossover”. DIAMOND DOGS 2019 are Sulo – Lead vocals Lars Karlsson-Guitar Martin Thomander (ex Electric Boys)-Guitar, Backing vocals  Henrik “Honk” Widen – Keys, Backing vocals  Stefan Bellnäs- Bass Thomas Broman (ex Glenn Hughes)- Drums Playing over two nights in the CBGBs of London, the legendary Dublin Castle, Sulo and co. will feature special guest artists both nights and offer a special cheap double show tickt with album included. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 27 Sep
Diamond Dogs
 + Special Guests
 + Headline Maniac
Diamond Dogs- RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL “The glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers Diamond Dogs are back to set things straight!” After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of Diamond Dogs called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop. Since then Sulo’s released 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch etc and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of Diamond Dogs gig requests have been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums have been out of stock for a long time and unavailable as down loads they started to make a plan. Sulo & Honk (Henrik Widen), the remaining original members thought it was time to set things straight and release “that” compilation they’ve been talking about for many years. One thing led to another and soon “RECALL ROCK & ROLL”(Cargo Records) will be available, a double album including 30 tracks. 25 old and 5 brand new. At the same time Cargo Records will re-release 4 previous albums on vinyl/Cd & download. The albums are “As your greens turn brown” “Too much is always better than not enough” “That’s the juice I’m on” And the split album with legendary US Punkrock singer Jeff Dahl. “Atlantic Crossover”. DIAMOND DOGS 2019 are Sulo – Lead vocals Lars Karlsson-Guitar Martin Thomander (ex Electric Boys)-Guitar, Backing vocals  Henrik “Honk” Widen – Keys, Backing vocals  Stefan Bellnäs- Bass Thomas Broman (ex Glenn Hughes)- Drums Playing over two nights in the CBGBs of London, the legendary Dublin Castle, Sulo and co. will feature special guest artists both nights and offer a special cheap double show tickt with album included. Book now to avoid disappointment! Headline Maniac – freshly signed hot to trot offshoot of the current Eddie and the Hot Rods lineup.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 27 Sep
Diamond Dogs
 + Special Guests
Diamond Dogs- RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL “The glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers Diamond Dogs are back to set things straight!” After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of Diamond Dogs called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop. Since then Sulo’s released 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch etc and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of Diamond Dogs gig requests have been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums have been out of stock for a long time and unavailable as down loads they started to make a plan. Sulo & Honk (Henrik Widen), the remaining original members thought it was time to set things straight and release “that” compilation they’ve been talking about for many years. One thing led to another and soon “RECALL ROCK & ROLL”(Cargo Records) will be available, a double album including 30 tracks. 25 old and 5 brand new. At the same time Cargo Records will re-release 4 previous albums on vinyl/Cd & download. The albums are “As your greens turn brown” “Too much is always better than not enough” “That’s the juice I’m on” And the split album with legendary US Punkrock singer Jeff Dahl. “Atlantic Crossover”. DIAMOND DOGS 2019 are Sulo – Lead vocals Lars Karlsson-Guitar Martin Thomander (ex Electric Boys)-Guitar, Backing vocals  Henrik “Honk” Widen – Keys, Backing vocals  Stefan Bellnäs- Bass Thomas Broman (ex Glenn Hughes)- Drums Playing over two nights in the CBGBs of London, the legendary Dublin Castle, Sulo and co. will feature special guest artists both nights and offer a special cheap double show tickt with album included. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance