Mon 8 Aug
Open Mic Nite
 + Hosted by Rulee Rock
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Tue 9 Aug
SMILER NIGHTS
 + With Damien Smiler
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Wed 10 Aug
Making Friends – fast and fresh melodic Skate Punk outta Brighton. From the Inlit Records roster, a superb outlet for ramalama inspired young talent.  Open Palms – High energy pop punk with some emo touches, and post grunge alt rock attack aplenty, as evinced by their debut single ‘New Fiction’, launched tonight.  Cutting Ties–  Also outta Brighton, and in a punk/emo stylistic form…although they do enigmatically flag themselves up as ‘the only punk /emo band who aren’t emo or punk’!…fun seeking buzzsaw pop. Harry Nolan-Hampson – superb young singer songwriter with a very impressive guitar style and a bit of urban folk nous about his songcraft, informed perhaps by Ray Davies, Damon Albarn and Pete Doherty.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Thu 11 Aug
The Dirty Strangers
 + Juvenile Wrecks
 + The Electrics
The Dirty Strangers– blues growly rocknroll with a hint of punk and late ’60s counter cultural stuff and groove rock..Some Hendrix in here too for sure..a Faces meets Heavy Metal Kids rocknroll happening. The Juvenile Wrecks-Low slunk punk n roll with a nod to the heartbreakers and Lords Of The New Church, feat Nigel Moggs, Quireboys bassist
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.30
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Fri 12 Aug
Wolf Moon – a duo,  boy/gal , country/folk with groovy grungey rock overtones…very radio friendly tunes too, can just hear em blasting out of yer wireless as you traverse the highway.  Dead Jackals – blistering, melodic hard rock. Twelve Year Horizon – alt/metal with crunch and plenrty of powerful riff mongering. Glorious Ruins– Ace, old school brit blues rock, sorta Groundhogs via Free.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 13 Aug
Ska Punk Party #3
 + The HotKnives
 + Jack The Lad + DJs We Got Killers
The HotKnives – ah, coughing and spluttering and laughing yer arse off bent over the gas ring with a sawn off coke bottle as yer mum’s best cutlery gets eternally blackened along with your throat and lungs. Heady daze. And then there’s the brilliant band!  First emerging in 1982, this amazing second wave of British Ska outfit quickly cultivated a massive following that has seen them through various lineups and reformations over the years. You can guarantee they are still a red hot hit of joy when it comes to getting yer dance craze on in a beautifully sweaty back room of a brilliant boozer… like The Dublin Castle. Promises to be a fabulous night out this. Polish up yer dancing loafers. Jack The Lad – 5 piece band playing their own British classics plus Punk Ska & Oi! from 1978 onwards, with a few obscure tunes thrown in for good measure. You wanna catch these guys live….Ave it!!!!! Cock Sparrer, Blitz, Ruts, Specials etc with added bounce from Bootboy Radio DJ s throughout the show plus DJs We Got Killers– kicking off with a connoisseurs punk, reggae n ska set natch, Supersonic Si and Tony Bugbear will keep you skanking til 2am. (free entry after 11.30pm)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£15 in advance
Thu 18 Aug
OK Cane
 + Blue Mar
 + Charles Pam + Rory Nellis
OK Cane – Young- VERY young  band, but their mams and dads, big bruvs and sisses will be in attendance!… certainly all teens anyway, and impressively prodigious talents they are too, playing slinky, cool indie rock with a bit of a scally baggy vibe..tender years, but terrific talent. Blue Mar – raw and lofi but at the same time kind of commercial in a rootsy manner… Blue Mar ( Marcelo Deiss) has just finished recording an album. It’s a gritty, guitar-driven album with nostalgic/vintage sounds. He has a way of crafting shows that revolve around human connection and elicit a lot of energy and raw emotions, which is ideal for a lively audience. Charles Pam – imagine Ed Sheeren had a bit more funk and sass and er… sex in his performance… ladies n gentlemen, Charles Pam. Then again he also hits a suave and reflective Nick Drake like vein very well too, again with the soulful catch in the voice at all times, good material well performed. Rory Nellis – superior commercial rock pop chock full of flourishes and ideas…it’s got a bit of that Americana -cruisin-down-the -highway vibe, country rock nuances and some very nice low slung twanging guitar. New Album: Written & Underlined out now.
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Fri 19 Aug
The New Sticky  – The New Sticky are real Freaky…and so is their debut single…‘Freaky’ that is. Freaky but fun, with an energized post punk sound predicated on a fizzing, vital performance. Very much in the much loved round these ‘ere parts ‘punk funk’ department…so think Fire Engines, Higsons, Contortions, Hell…there’s even a touch of Haircut 100 here…Favourite Shirts, yes,  but no Argyle sweaters and jodpurs…giving off far too much heat for that. Ace.  Kitten Pyramid- Have garnered great reviews from The Guardian, Q mag, Prog mag and many more…take a Cardiacs type jaunty sound and combine it with some thoroughly Syd era Floyd whimsy and hard edged Crimson meets Tull passgaes , wig out Hendrix guitar, pastoral brass and a bit of Genesis too…but despite all those reference points highly original…neato new prog!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 20 Aug
Natural Rhythm Ska Band
 + DJ Big Jeff George
 + DJs We Got Killers (Free after 11.30pm)
Natural Rhythm Ska Band- From West Yorkshire with love, a traditional Jamaican ska band who enjoy big support from their ever loyal famous travelling following THE TRADS. Spinning the disks before and between sets will be Bradford’s own Big Jeff George playing big hitting SKA and reggae killer tunes. A night not to be missed for all fans of authentic boss sounds custom made for skanking delight. DJs We Got Killers then pick up the righteous ranking baton and keep you bubblin’ on the dancefloor til 2am.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 21 Aug
Red Heron – young Hackney based band reconvening to bring some more of their post punk tinged psychedelic rock to the DC. Mixing up Radiohead like progressive touches with psych rock trippy bits, short sharp attacks and explosive rocknroll, and switching roles and instruments effortlessly as they go. Interesting, intense and meaningful work from such young chaps.  Also tonite Japanese/British melting pot rock from Yuya Ismism Izumi and company as True Vibration Esoteric their Cy Zen psychedelic rock…and all  girl band House of Women who play some rather beautiful nugaze psych folk with haunting vocals …..  Moxon – singer songwriter with tasteful loops – guitar, drum pad and a lot, a lot of pedals to make a lot of nixce noise for one individual…at times sweet, others dark and deviant.
Dublin Castle

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£7 on the door
£5 in advance
Wed 24 Aug
Upbeat
 + Special Guests
Welcome 2 the sh!t show!! Uppbeat brings his hyperpunk sound to London for his 1st UK headline show. Irish punk music in an Irish punk venue, all the stars are aligned for a brilliant night out.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 26 Aug
Oliver Shaw Experience
 + Ditch The Demon
 + Yoko? Oh No! + Stilnovos
 + DJ Fuzz
Ditch The Demon – mature groovy feckers playing snappy psychedelic  rock with an old school rawk touch but rather commercial and light on its feet too care of a boombastic 4 to the floor beat at times and a rallying, rousing female vocal. “Ditch the Demon sense the ‘un-sensed’. Their creative message suggests strong innuendo for change, freedom and obscurity. Join, together, in the world of ‘Demon-ear’ and open your hearts to the warm, liberating influence of British psyche-rock as we know it today!” Oliver Shaw Experience –  the excellent songwriter Ollie Shaw takes Radiohead like progressive pop moves and meshes them with garage rock elements care of his excellent band, producing some righteous nuggets of raw sound that are indeed wonderfully crafted songs. After two great albums under the wing of producer Paul Tipler, Ollie is already creating his third, and after his  highly popular Dublin Castle residency of lasy year it’s ace to welcome him back tonite. Yoko? Oh No! –  playing whacked out buzzsaw punk cum post Britpop (from France..) with some mannered Sparks/Freddie Mercury on PCP type vox…eccentric and NOT  little crazy in the coconut. Much fun. Stilnovos – Punky slacker pop 3 piece with American 1980s influences perhaps…Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads. Make a nice Singalong friendly buzzsaw noise.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 28 Aug
Punky Reggae Party
 + Ghosts
 + (The Clash Vs The Jam!)
Punky Reggae Party #2 – The Clash Vs The Jam – Back In The City… Of The Dead… .It’s Weller Vs Strummer, The West Way Vs Woking, Sandinista Vs Setting Sons…er…Burton Suits Vs Bondage Trews… The music of The Jam and The Clash, as performed by Ghosts and Punky Reggae Party. Playing at the wonderful Dublin Castle, these two bands will do a set each of these great groups.Ghosts will kick off the night with a set of Jam classics, from In the City to Going Underground. Punky Reggae Party will be in the Clash corner, expect London Calling, Safe European Home and many more. Then the two bands will do a joint encore of Jam and Clash anthems. Wow. If you missed it last time you really missed a beauty, so now’s your opportunity to relive those heady late seventies early eighties days of glory. NB DAYTIME SHOW IS A SEPARATE TICKET- ONLY £5!!!  MATINEE SHOW- The Ramoaners + Hugh Vivian (Omega Tribe) Yes get in at 2pm-ish for this very special Ramones tribute show to get you in the mood for The Clash Vs The Jam later this evening. And it’s only a fiver! The Bruddas 1970s classic work channelled brilliantly by a bunch guys from Scotland- not so much a tribute in fact as a calling, a ramalama revivalist labour of love..they look and sound like the 1978 Ramones (at their best ). What’s not t L-U-V? Support comes from the wonderful Mr Hugh Vivian of Omega Tribe fame. English anarcho-punk band, who had early output care of Crass Records and have never stopped keeping punk rock real and really fun.
Dublin Castle

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£15 on the door
£10 in advance
Thu 1 Sep
Diego Souto and the Revolvers – a high energy souped up rawk take on all things Fab and Beatles, coming out of Argentina, a place where they really appreciate British music heritage. Diego and co. are over in the UK for International Beatle Week in Liverpool, so we just had to snap them up for a DC show. . .Oh Romance – Melodic indie rock from Glasgow that seems to combine the slacker melody based roughshod beauty of their forebears (Teenage Fanclub) with a techy pop sheen. ‘ Alt-indie with the promise of a distilled blend of catchy hooks and striking synths’… Bigged up by BBC Introducing and tipped by This Feeling as ‘Ones to Watch’ and to be #Bigin2022. Calvaria – melodic alt/hard rock with a hint of big metal and some nice pop flourishes.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 2 Sep
Senior Class – a nifty 1960s bent Beat and Garage band from the badlands of Essex. With choice covers and ace originals, expect to hear material by the likes of  from the likes of The Sonics, Count Five, Hamburg Era Beatles, Bo Diddley, Slim Harpo, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and many more. Debut single ‘Fit Thighs and Pretty Eyes’ inspired a fair bit of interest in December 2020 and the band have headlined Mersea Island Scooter Rally, and played innumerable neat gigs. Think Hamburg Beatles go Freakbeat…or The Flamin’ Groovies hit Canvey Island. Absolutely belting good fun…on stage tonite at 9.45pm. The Turners – So you’re an Argentinian gal with a thing for John Lennon, so much so you channel yourself into being a conduit for Lennon in female form- and that’s pretty darn cool, but then you hear Arctic Monkeys, and fall head over heels in love with Alex Turner’s sharp witted lyricism and richly poetic street rock voice. You form a band- and that band are… The Turners.  An Argentinian cover band dedicated to all the songs sung by Alex Turner, in which its lead singer is a female. Yes, Sir. On stage tonight at 8.30pm. The Battery Farm –  self styled ‘Gutter Punk band from Manchester’ whose sound is visceral, dark, heavy and powerful while retaining a strong sense of melody. As a live band ferocious, intense and frantic. Some winningly humorous content (‘Roy Keane Isn’t Real’) and plenty of originality amidst the punk rock format plus a few elements of Manc cum Brit Indie a la North West ….nicely placed mix of vim and venom from this not quite so young as thney once were punk trio. Onstage tonite at 7.45pm
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 3 Sep
Rock N Roll Book Club- Thin Lizzy Special
 + Dizzy Lizzy
 + Q And A with Richard Houghton + (Thin Lizzy- A People's History)
 + Jacoby + DJs We Got Killers
The Thin Lizzy story is a tale of romance, rock riffs and some of the greatest music to come blasting over the airwaves from a band that gigged extensively in the early 1970s before breaking through with ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ and then ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’. 35 sad years since the much mourned Phil Lynott passed away, and this book takes you back to the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s, with the Lizzy story told in the words of over 300 fans as they remember Phil, Brian, Eric, Scott, Brian, Robbo, Gary, Snowy, John – and Midge! RocknRoll Book Club is very pleased to welcome author Richard Houghton to the Dublin Castle to discuss the book with Tony Gleed, followed by a Q and A …buy a copy, get it signed, buy two! We then welcome Dizzy Lizzy to the stage to play a blistering set of Lizzy music, meaning all the classics from across their incredible career by the UK’s premier Thin Lizzy tribute band. Ace! Also tonight Jacoby open proceedings with their snappy psychedelic pop full of infectious grooves (Beatles, Oasis, Kinks – a fine band, not to be missed) and DJs We Got Killers take you right thru to 2am. Have you got a bit of Thin Lizzy in you? Well, do you want some?! Tonight’s the night.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Fri 9 Sep
Red Hot Copy Peppers – RHCP trib!…Chilli Peppers that is…this band out of Ireland take the ‘sock on cock’ funky rawk godz material (and there sure is a lot of it) and instil it with much passion and drive. They can really do it, a brilliant tribute. A fitting tribute, bringing Californication to Camden. Please buy yourself a ticket- we can’t give it away give it away now. Support from The Turn – post-punk infused indie rock a-la Magazine with an occasional rhythmic and rocking blast of something a bit rawer, early Clash, The Jam and Wire maybe. Bridget – Sarah Kate Bradbury formerly of Lover singing beautiful breathy Deborah Harry stylings, and she has a darn good voice all her own, – the band fashion crisp rock pop, dynamic stuff, think Garbage, Blondie. DJs We Got Killers… all bangers no clangers til 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 10 Sep
The Fallen Leaves
 + Neovenator
 + Kult 45s + DJs We Got Killers
The Fallen Leaves– with a heritage going back to the 1976 dawn of UK Punk Rock, and a sincerity of sound dedicated to the essentials of punk, garage and freakbeat (Minimum RnB natch), it’s always a great treat to welcome this band to the stage. The DC stage has been missing them! Tonight’s the night.   “This valve amp, treble-to-the-max rave-up would have had the mid-’60s Who or Pretty Things bricking it backstage at the Embassy Club” Mark Paytress (Mojo)  “This sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop will doubtless appeal to the same authenticity-starved youngsters who have made Billy Childish their king” Stewart Lee… Neovenator-  fresh from supporting another original punk legend Spizz Energi, and getting a nice studio tan with their svengali the one and only JC Carroll of The Members, these chaps may not be quite so very ‘nouveau’ but they certainly know how to place a power chord and a raffish melodic hook or ten. Bits of The Who, The Stranglers, Pil, you know…groovy gear. The Kult 45s – Rock and bastard Roll, low slung and louche like we likes it.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 14 Sep
The Fragments – Righteous bottle neck guitar and a Romantic vocal-  RNR scally vibes (The Real People or even The La’s – if they’d been rejigged as a more Credence Clearwater type experience. Or Cast more like. Some Springsteen elements and a touch of Paisly Underground about it. They can play and they can rock- good lead guitar expression especially. Choice covers and feisty originals. Avenue -got that boys next door vibe off pat, and they’re playing a boys next door kind of indie pop at that, with a bit of zest and fire though. If Scouting For Girls had balls and chops agogo.
Dublin Castle

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£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Fri 16 Sep
Courtfield 19
 + L'Extravagante
 + Tiptoe Apollo + DJ Fuzz
Court field 19 – formed in summer 2020, as a result of a street community coming together during the Covid-19 pandemic...what a great calling, and a quite better way to enjoy unabashed party sounds which covers all bases sixties seventies eighties nineties noughties…and hey let’s embrace last week too! Dancing, party hard, pop music for the masses, loads of fun.  L’Extravagante – kicking quite a lot of rocknroll butt, with a glammed out rock vibe via a Kasabian meets INXS anthemic indie rock feel, they really do give it extravagance aplenty. Admirable levels of energy and dynamism. They’ve got some hot tunes too. Fab band, going places, watch em. Tiptoe Apollo – the amazing Roberts sisters, and their rocknroll bros,  of tender years they may be, but they’ve been well and truly putting the buzz into Leighton Buzzard, their home town, and we’re very pleased to offer them the chance to rock the DC tonight. More party hearty numbers for pop pickers and indie kids alike- if C19 miss a few current corkers TTA will have them in their set no doubt.
Dublin Castle

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£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 17 Sep
Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
 + Space Wasters
 + Altermodrns + Electric Cowboy Club
 + DJs We Got Killers
Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons –  Pussycat back in the DC, and high time too. The fiercest punk and grunge-abilly wall of sound imaginable, fronted in that inimitable Puss Johnson manner,  part confrontation, part unification. It’s all done with sincerity, heart and POWER.  Always a joy to behold, 4 albums in and no sign of letting up on the ferocity, it’s a bristling rocknroll purge of the senses like no other band out there can offer. Get down the front and feel the vibration.  The Spacewasters – Proper garage rock n roll from England. No mess no fuss. Just a bucketload of top tunes. Rock N Roll with dirt under the fingernails as it should be, and rocking out with a jaundiced eye on the heritage of the RnR beast, from the 50s and 60s and 70s down. Damn good. Altermoderns –  Raw…Garage…Punk…Rock. Yes. Yes. Yes. This two piece band based in the ever febrile rocknroll environment that is Bristol originated from Brazil and have a slinky, rhythm n bruise rumble to die for.   Electric Cowboy Club – Lords of Ye Trashe, yay verily and forsooth… Brightonian beef, but with a Medway twinkle. We Got Killers – Dance music from the 1950s to the future now.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 23 Sep
The Heavy North – ‘Electric Soul Machine’ will be the second physical release from the band after 2020’s debut 4-track vinyl EP ‘Dive Bar Blues’, and follows a succession of single releases over the last 12 months culminating with latest track ‘Satisfy You’ released on New Year’s Day 2022. In addition to picking up airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio X and BBC Introducing, The Heavy North have recently been championed by Scottish actor and new music champion Robert Carlyle OBE who described the garage blues outfit as a “top, top band”. Brought to you by Bugbear in conjunction with the Whispering Pines Collective. Twin Suns- dynamic Sheffield 5 piece turning heads North and South with an intriguing hotpot of songs informed by The Police, The Strokes, Oasis, RHCP and The Smiths. Kosta D and the Fortune Tellers- enigmatic blend of folk, rock and pop with mucho originality in the songcraft. The Hazy Janes-Stormin’  blues rock-duo based in London/Yorkshire, influenced by the likes of The Black Keys, White Stripes and Led Zeppelin.
Dublin Castle

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

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£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 1 Oct
Ball Of Fire Vs Coast To Coast
 + Intensified
 + The Estimators + DJ Cello til 2am
Ball Of Fire meets Coast To Coast is back with another explosive party featuring the very lively and entertaining Estimators and super ska legends Intensified plus DJ Cello spinning the best in ska, reggae, soul & latin. THE ESTIMATORS are a splendidly vibrant traditional Jamaican ska band hailing out of London, England! These true Jamaican ska music roots warriors get nothing less than ‘total music respect’ with their full respect showing to the music first and foremost. With fabulous grooves, sensational horn section displays and whole overall band brilliances they captivated me completely with their entire Ska music spectrum and I was absolutely skankin’ in my ear music modules throughout, ‘pick it up’ ‘pick it up’, yeah man! They just really love the music and when you check them out live wait till they get you all into their definition fully and then watch their music roofs! They objective is the audience always in having a rocking good time and all should appreciate that class definiton. On that note, if you love ska well, look no further and checkout these ‘true music rudeboys’ out, giving you the “Real music goods”, love this bands whole music vibe! (Forkster’s Daily Band Review) INTENSIFIED: playing authentic 60s style ska, rocksteady and reggae, the band’s good-time feel, obvious love of this music and confidence in its wide appeal has led to near legendary status. Four studio albums, an early compilation album and a live album, plus several 7” singles have received much critical acclaim in the music press, fanzine world, on the web and on radio stations across the globe. This, in turn, has meant a steady flow of gigs throughout Europe, with the band now a firm headline act. DJ Cello’s Coast To Coast has just celebrated 20 years of fun packed dance craze action in London Town and beyond. Back to it’s new regular home of The Dublin Castle (a perfect fit), Coast To Coast is a must for all serious lovers of good music and dancing, care of Cello’s immense 7 inch selection straddling ska, soul, Latin and reggae. NB Joy Division tribute ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is separate show today. 2.30pm
Dublin Castle

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Thu 6 Oct
Rise Up TV Special
 + Ashley Pater
 + Strings N Things + Sarina Haggarty
 + Emily Adams + Yesterday's Fate
 + Tasha Hillman + Nora Grefstad
“RiseUp TV” is a globally distributed TV show, introducing the world to the personalities, sights and sounds of artists of all genres and ages from Canada, the US and Europe! Coming to The Dublin Castle tonight, and to your TV screens very soon! It will be quite a spectacle…That spectacle is made even more insane by the fact the artists will be travelling in a chartered bus together and going coast to coast, performing at the shows along the way.
Dublin Castle

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

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Sat 15 Oct
999
 + DamageUK
 + The Dead Pollys + Those Naughty Lumps
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, pop 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, Inside Out, Crime et al….brilliant band, and still absolutely ferocious live after all these years. DamageUK– Brian Damage (Nuffin) and co return with their angular Clash meets Adverts fiery punk rock ramalama. Loads of energy, and anthemic tunes that belt you round the back of the swede.  The Dead Pollys – vintage punkers with a searing sound that may or may not be pining for the fjords…. Those Naughty Lumps – legendary Liverpool Post Punk outfit fronted by dual vocalists, a professional cricketer and a military historian (true) and rocking a setlist chock full of wry, sardonic classics. It’s not all about Iggy Pop’s Jacket ya know.
Dublin Castle

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Sun 16 Oct
Snide Remarks
 + Bang
 + The Outbursts + DJ
Snide Remarks – Back to basics Punk Rock n Roll Original Band from Teesside Reformed in 2007 and have been taking their fiery punk rock all over the country ever since to great acclaim. Bang– side project by excellent local glam punknroll sasspots Healthy Junkies…a little more Bang but a bit less Junk…maybe?! Come and down and see for yourself. The Outbursts – Proffering a sound equally informed by garage punk like The Standells, proto-punk, so we’re talking MC5 and yer classic old school 77 gear Stranglers, The Damned etc. ‘Anarchic no-nonsense nonsense from a proper London punk band’…Amen
Dublin Castle

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

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Fri 28 Oct
Wardour Street –  high energy mod classics with a few well-chosen new wave and ska numbers. From the igniting spark of The Jam, backwards into the ’60s, and forwards into 2-tone and Mod Revival… Perfect Saturday night party music in The Dublin Castle assured-  mohair adorned modernist joy!  AKA The Syndicate –  A post-millennial ska, reggae and punk influenced collective. ‘Born from a health scare and launched during a global pandemic. What could possibly go wrong?!’… The project was founded by multi-instrumentalist Gary Knight in 2019 – but gathered pace during the 2020 global pandemic. What started out as ‘one song’ turned into another song – ‘Hands Up (Who’s Coming With Me?) featuring Roddy Radiation Byers’ from The Specials / Skabilly Rebels. As the various lockdowns took hold, and everyone was sat at home, more people started to join the Syndicate to write and record together – largely remotely – some of the band may have still never met one another! The debut album ‘AKA The Syndicate’ was released in September 2021, featuring a variety of guest musicians and crossing the borders of ska, reggae, punk, lovers rock, 2Tone and everything in between.
Dublin Castle

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Sun 30 Oct
Spizzenergi
 + Healthy Junkies
 + Witchdocktors + Burlesque Dancers
 + Hallowe'en Party + DJs til late
The SPIZZENERGI October Revolution Hallowe’en Party- 10 Years ago today, Captain Kirk taught the band to play….or something like that. It was indeed 10 short years ago this very month Spizz stalwarts Luca, Ben & Phil became Spizzenergi Men. Very much the Aluminium Anniversary for the super rockin’ souped up punknroll 21st Century Spizz show we now know and love, with the ever enigmatic and mercurial Spizz backed up by the finest kick ass musicians on the circuit. Always a great show, a joyous experience, Spizz in the Dublin with this remarkable band. They are sublime. Oh and it was Bugbear who midwifed that show ten years ago, so we’re very pleased to helm this beauty too. And wooooo and indeed aaaaaargh and eeeeeek…tis Hallowe’en too I guess- so let’s party.  Come dressed to kill or be killed….very special guests to really make the partay schwing….the ramalama punkabilly tood and growl of the wonderful Witchdocktors and the glam punk sexy sass of them Healthy Junkies…all served up with wonderful Burlesque intermissions too. Could be the greatest Sunday night since Julian Clary fisted Norman Lamont.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£17.50 on the door
£13.50 in advance
Wed 2 Nov
Monkey – Monkey outta San Jose, USA, plays Sweet Ska Music (covers and originals) California style…which means with a slight Mariachi vibe and a big dose of sunny funtime joie de vivre. Kool. Banana High – punky power-pop Ska leaning towards rock anthems. From Zummerzet. Baldhead And The Dreads – Ridiculous ska-punk for fans of drugs, dogs, and dancing….they say, sounds about reet…”an incredibly talented and entertaining bunch of nutters” – Issue punk zine say. Yes.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 4 Nov
The Kubricks- Played many a Dublin Castle Bugbear happening over the years and it’s fantastic to welcome them back.  Formed in London, The Kubricks are a seven-piece band who mix ska, reggae, and infectious melodic pop.  After surfacing in 2013 with their debut EP, “Wasters & Wannabes”, The Kubricks soon became one of the must-see ska bands of this generation. Tracks from their debut release were supported by Huey Morgan on BBC Radio 2, and Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing – 6Music), and The Specials’ bassist, Horace Panter championed the band, claiming “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…” The timing was perfect, and coincided with a new interest in ska music, as many of UK’s festivals began dedicating entire stages to the genre. Riding on the back of this wave, the band soon found themselves supporting legends such as UB40, Bad Manners and The Toasters. The Kubricks have honed their commanding live set, headlining their own shows and playing festivals across the country. After a highly acclaimed debut album and further well regarded releases The Kubricks are back to shake us out of our lockdown blues. They have played to tens of thousands over the years with appearances at Boomtown Fair, Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Wickerman (Scotland), Godiva, Dance Ska La (France), Brownstock, and The London International Ska Festival, amongst many others. The Carousels – original songs are from the album Revolution Gonna Stop Disillusion by lead singer Jeff Best. The band  also play some great ’90s covers by Oasis, Blur, Charlatans, The Stone Roses, Supergrass, The Verve, Primal Scream plus many more. Fred Perrys check! Fishing hats check! It’s a scally rock tribute done with attention and love.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 9 Dec
Total Rex
 + (Marc Bolan & T Rex Tribute)
 + GINXS + DJ Fuzz
Total-REX T-REX Tribute is a sensational show capturing the rock sound of Marc Bolan and T Rex. A must see for all Bolan, Glam Rock and 70s Music fans alike, our show features all the T Rex big hits from 1970s – and much much more! Bolan still has a large and loyal fan base all around the world today, many o0f whom will no doubt make their ways to the Dublin Castle for this very special T Rexmas Party! Get your tickets while you can…The band are absolute T Rex fanatics and pay honour to the former Marc Feld and his amazing back catalogue beautifully. Not to be missed. GINXS – When ace Liverpool edgy pop naestros The High Rip ain’t doing their own fab thing, drummer Jo gets on the mic and gives the world it’s one and only female fronted INXS tribute. What a wonderful thing. Michael Hutchence just died again and re-entered Heaven.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 10 Dec
Quatermass 3
 + Artificially Yours
 + Dead Anyway + DJs We Got Killers
Quatermass 3 – In a dark but enigmatic corner of the British psychogeographical mind map, just a stone’s throw from Quality Street, natch, and also the flesh pots and gaiety houses of Brighton….we shall find fevered and psychedelically cerebral post punk rom the people behind World of Twist, Earl Brutus and The Dials. A must see outerspacial happening. Artificially Yours – electronica and psych seamlessly stitched together by this rather fetching 3 piece. Getting plaudits from all quarters of the pop press right now and quite bleedin right too. Dead Anyway  – Talking of plaudits and pop press n all that here’s a band from Gloucester whose remarkable music has been turning heads from Tom Robinson to Fresh On The Net- Marc Symonds and Kate Arnold make meaty loops driven techy and guitar splattered art pop that has a kind of Big Black meets Poison Girls  feel, albeit on a moonlit night in a misty glade somewhere in the Forest Of Dean.  If Dry Cleaning were from the wrong (right) side of the tracks…Can only be a good thing. What a great bill…you lucky bleeders…and you also get DJs We Got Killers spinning and winning til the wee wee hours.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 18 Dec
Menace
 + PollyPikPocketz
 + Kontrol Freaks
Menace – original GLC bating 76/77 punks, now fronted by long standing drummer Noel Martin are back in what could be their second home from home for another Xmas punk rock party, the best fucking Xmas party in town, as they so modestly describe it! A guaranteed good time, especially with the brilliant metallic punk crunch of the very wonderful PollyPikPocketz in support featuring excellent vocalist Myura, and Kontrol Freaks to open with buzzsaw beauty aplenty. NB Matinee show . Doors 2.30pm
Dublin Castle
Doors from 2.30
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 28 Jan
Keeley
 + (Deadly And Delira Dimple Discs Showcase Special)
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 29 Apr
Straighten Out
 + Special Guests
STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there…if you were lucky enough to be in the audience last time around in The Dublin Castle you’ll know what a superb experience this is. Not just a tribute- as sincere and assured an expression of The Meninblack’s best works as you could possibly hope for. And it’s a great fit in The Dublin Castle. With an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours, Straighten Out re-create the ‘early years’ sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970’s…! The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal ‘attack’ from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: ‘Peaches’, ‘Hanging Around’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘5 Minutes’, ‘The Raven’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Straighten Out’, ‘Down In The Sewer’ and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers’ albums and beyond… Straighten Out – live and unleashed – will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written…Straighten Out will put you back in that place…!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 17 Jun
AKA Noel Gallagher
 + Special Guests
The Legendary Noel G– In 1996 Noel Gallagher left his jack and coke behind in the Dublin when he left in a hurry due to being severely papped and also being a little disgruntled at Damon Albarn having it large at the secret Blur gig the week before. ‘I’ll be back for that’ he said…and here he isn’t… Actually a) the jack and coke is still awaiting his return with a cling film lid in a safe place behind the bar, and b) This may not actually be Noel Gallagher but fook me it’s fooking brilliant our kid, an amazing band fronted by a remarkable Gallagherization. All yer Noelly/Oasis faves ahoy.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance