Wed 18 Oct
Future Daughter
 + The Gorgons
Future Daughter-Indie rock with an electro interface,sounds a bit like Curve or Mansun in places,an impressively big sound with plenty in the way of hooks. The Gorgons- Two piece dealing visceral garage punk, like a particularily unhinged Cramps via The Oblivions, also the Monks spring to mind, pretty good
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 19 Oct
The Froot– Young band all hirsute and happening with a psych mariachi bluesology deep in their youthful groovy souls…something of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac meets Love perhaps? Or a more progressivvely inclined Allah Las… ace band, turning heads right now as they should be…The Airplane-Electro infused psychedelic pop from Paris, there’s a little bit of Funk and hip-hop in the mix too, quite a unique sound and they’ve decent hooks too. Luna Neptune-Space-Pop, Folk-Rock with additional trinkets thrown in’…samples, electronics and found sounds, an ethereal distant vocal and psychedelically strummed contemplative acoustic guitars…lead vocal is plaintive and warblesome and not a little bluesy, a little Grace Slick – could certainly make Airplane comparisons…a fair bit of love lorn desert psych going down. Croft & Cotes– Weigh in with some very impressive harmony skills and a viriley sound above and beyond the common or garden singer songwriter fare.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 20 Oct
Alan Clayson and the Argonauts – “were one of rock’s most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than The Beatles” – Rock ‘N’ Reel.  OR!…‘a premier position on rock’s Lunatic Fringe’ (Melody Maker); In the late 1970s Clayson being spoken of and written about in the same paragraphs as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello, and a BBC Radio One In Concert (which turned up on a 2001 bootleg CD). Notoriety and cult glories aplenty but the Argonauts eventually succumbed to the treacherous seas of showbiz, no golden fleece…That was presumed to be that until a telephone call from out of the blue in summer 2005 from Damaged Goods records resulted in the release of Sunset On A Legend, a double-CD retrospective, and a reformation for a sensational ‘farewell performance’ – the first of many !….Here’s another not to be missed for fans of post punking pre punking outre outsider rocknroll. Klammer-Brooding Post punk but with a modern makeover and decent hooks that has seen them championed by Steve Lamacq, think a more sinister magazine via Joy Division Discount Columbo-An off-kilter  blend of folkiness and pure pop and edgy indie…a nice twist to the melodic guitar parts…you’re sort of in a Jethro Tull via Beefheart thing with that…the lyrics are kinda edgy, it’s got something… ideas a plenty for a start. Neat.
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Sat 21 Oct
Polyfest! In Memory Of Poly Styrene
 + RocknRoll Rescue Fundraiser with...
In Memory of the late great Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex, Polyfest has become an annual must attend event. All these icons on the same bill performing for a very small amount of money…what’s not to love. This year we’ll be raising money for RockNRoll Rescue next door, who will be joining the party with some intimate happenings and DJ Action in the store…gonna be a reet treat this year. From 5pm to 2am, and starring… Dr And The Medics, Anita Harris, Ricky Vallance (Tell Laura I Love Her), Freak Party (Ex Smiths), Intastella And Jah Wobble, Jenny Belle Star, David Live (@DavidLiveUK), Youth (Killing Joke/The Orb/The Fireman),  Gary Clail, Melanie Williams (Sub Sub) , Knox (The Vibrators), Brunk,  Dominique Oliver,  The Shakespearos, Dust Junkys Collective (with Nicky Tunes), The Homosexuals, Bobbie Peru, JC Carroll (The Members), Then Jerico, You The Living – with Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow, Wow, Republica), Imagination’s Errol Kennedy, The Jet Reds, The Stems (Ex The Fall, Pixies, Gorilla, Elbow), Linda Lewis,  Saffron- Republica, Mankind (Dr Who), Nick Aslam, Dead Audio Saints…….
Dublin Castle

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Fri 27 Oct
The Extons-Nice pulsating punky pop with an underplayed cool vocal – Saints, Buzzcocks, bit of Stooges maybe.   Guitars interweave and wonk out a bit like Shelley and Diggle, some Strokes in here too.The Moods– dubstep and drum n bass make out with roots and lovers reggae riddims from this proper crew outta Manchester rappers, singers,, brass section, drummer….expansive and exciting.Nuns Of The Tundra– Super Furries shaped riff centric psych indie…so a probing rhythm guitar, some laconic vocalising and background wibbles of guitar and keys…early SFA, a bit of Pavement maybe and Dandy Warhols..all that. Mind you they also get all balls out rawk at times on the guitar front, but maintaining the ethereal sardonic indie approach…Dead good. Eric Stuart is known for his anime voice-over and directing work. He provides voices for English dubs of anime, cartoons, and video games. Some of his most prominent roles include Brock and James in Pokémon, Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Gourry Gabriev in Slayers! Playing catchy folk and Americana infused pop-rock he’s toured with the likes of Peter Frampton (who produced his acclaimed album Blue, Dressed in Black), Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band), Lynyrd Skynyrd  and Julian Cope. “A good powerful voice. He’s great!”Ringo Starr “Eric is a terrific writer and singer and deserves to be heard.”Peter Frampton “I love his songs so much.” Jack Bruce, Cream
Dublin Castle

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Sat 28 Oct
Kingz of Leon
 + Paul Ziepe
 + Paul Quigley
Kingz of leon is a celebration of music for the band that shares a similar name! From the early youth and young manhood album right up to the current studio releases all done faithfully with real conviction. Pkus 2 great solo talents called Paul! Props to Mr Quigley who struts his stuff so brilliantly without sight.
Dublin Castle

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£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 1 Nov
The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Julie Hamill Meets Penny Pepper
 + First in the World Somewhere: Book Launch Party + DJ Tony Bugbear
Penny Pepper. First in the World Somewhere: Book Launch Party The True Adventures of a Scribbler, Siren, Saucepot and Pioneer… Penny Pepper has led an extraordinary life. She is a writer. Poet. Punk. Pioneer. Activist. And she also happens to be disabled. In her absorbing memoir, which spans the mid-1980s up until the millennium, Penny paints a picture of life, love, sex, music, success, failure and misadventures in the UK punk scene of the late 20th century. There are parties; there’s sex; there’s music. She exchanges letters with Morrissey. Ken Livingstone helps her find a wheelchair-accessible flat. Her demo tape is reviewed in the NME and played on the radio. Her 90s album Spiral Sky is No. 1 in Greece for a week. And there is opportunity – opportunity to join the radical beginnings of the disability rights movement. First in the World Somewhere tells of her endless adventures……Find out more as Penny talks in depth to Julie Hamill tonight. Plus DJ Tony Bugbear sets the scene and seals the deal with a musical trip through the book’s soundtrack. DC RORO BOOK CLUB- AUTHOR DISCUSSION, Q&A, BOOK SIGNING, EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PLAYS & MORE! LIVE AT THE DUBLIN CASTLE, CAMDEN. HOSTED BY JULIE HAMILL. FIRST WEDS OF EVERY MONTH!
Dublin Castle

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Thu 2 Nov
GenieNDB– Channeling Prince and Funkadelic in equal measure with some git down funky electro groove the end result. GenieDB also creates some very entertaining DIY vids it must be said and is currently conducting a one man anti racism campaign via the fulcrum of the release and promotion of his Anti – Racism song entitled “16 Versions of Attitude”. But that’s not all- GenieNDB is also the founder of Human Man Utopia (Philosophical Ideology) based at Maida Vale, London. United Kingdom. It seeks to introduce Human Made Utopia as an academic discipline in the UN Council and in Schools and Universities, the sole aim being the research for the alternative to all functions that exist in Human Society looking for their Human Made Utopia alternatives.  Not so shabby. Kajiki volt-Post punk through a surf guitar- garage punk lens  like a  more frenetic  Gun Club via Magazine with shades of Gallon Drunk and  the sorely missed Penthouse,,, on some tunes, Others have more of a late 60’s U.S psych-punk- pop feel,  it’s all compelling stuff. great tunes interesting arrangements, played with conviction. Fab
Dublin Castle
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Fri 3 Nov
Jowe Head’s An Infernal Contraption-Jowe Head (Swell Maps, TV Personalities, Palookas) and Lee McFaddon (Alternative TV, The Long Decline, about 700 other cool bands) and other ace arthouse post punkniks combine in a furnace of dada rocknroll fury. Cult Figures- Zip Nolan was one of those must have artful late 1970s post punk records…a Rather/Rough Trade collaboration not only starring the Cult Figures themselves but members of Swell Maps, including Mr Jowe Head….raunchy, rye, resolutely witty with clanging proto indie pop punkiness aplenty  Ottone Pesante – Heavy Brass Metal as they but it, comparable to German ska punker brass merchants La Brassbanda on a more metal tip, indeed doom and trash rendered on drums trombone and trumpet, works wonderfully well. The Unreliable Witnesses- The Unreliable Witnesses are Grant Bale, Miss de Meaner and Barry Stir. Familiar lyrics recited over new improvised music. Any resemblance to Cos Chapman, Marina Young and Lee McFadden is currently subject to legal scrutiny and shall not be debated upon.
Dublin Castle

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

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£15 on the door
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Wed 8 Nov
Offbeat Odyssey-Keening guitars with strings and an ethereal choir effect…all very melancholically trippy. With an impressively wrought male vocal, but with insistent hooks an a snappy noveaux pop production The Reverse Family-Bit of Pere Ubu vibe here…but funkier, nice biscuit tin drum sound and minimalist approach recalling a lot of post punk stuff with an eery reverb drenched vocal. Lay down a solid foundation and pluck at guitars fitfully atop it as the singer does his David Thomas meets Barney Sumner thing…then the song shift gear and it’s glam / punk, scintillating stuff  Night Flight-Five-piece alternative band from London
Dublin Castle

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Thu 9 Nov
Goldust-Impressively melodic powerpop with really hooky choruses, shades of americana, but with a new wave slant. gtreat stuff Blushes-Dreamy indie pop with some lush soundscapey guitars and vocal harmonies, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart spring to mind, quite understated but they’ve decent tunes Transmetropolitan-4 piece 2 chaps 2 girls playing folk (there’s some very fetching fiddle) – but kinda lofi indie psych folk- which is great- somewhere between The Velvets and the Fairports with Nancy Sinatra on vox….alluring stuff, I like. Night Flight-Five-piece alternative band from London
Dublin Castle

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Fri 10 Nov
The Joneses ( play the music of The Smiths)-Don’t miss this brilliant show come and witness the energy and drama of the Joneses, a Smiths tribute band. Hear your favourite songs tapping into society’s and individual’s struggle with sexual and social turmoil, loneliness and vulnerability. Witness the energy and drama of the Joneses, a Smiths tribute band.Supporting the band will be DJ Richie a local Indie and Northern Soul DJ who will be playing the best of Indie music throughout the night. The Joneses are a band made up of four individuals driven by the passion and sheer delight for a band’s music have dared to attempt to capture the extraordinary diversity of melody and mood and do justice to one of the most influential bands of all time, The Smiths. Louis Antoniou– Prowling dirty stuff akin to Miraculous Mule but more low slung and bluesy. Gives it a good bit of Elvis reverb and has a kick ass band. Luke Martin-
Dublin Castle

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Sat 11 Nov
Steel City Smokes The Smoke- An invasion of the very best bands outta Sheffield come to show us soft and soppy Southerners what they’re made of. Well, we know they’re made of Steel and have a considerable cutting edge of social and musical innovation and intense artistic endeavour.  All these bands tonight have been handpicked for their superb expression of that South Yorkshire tradition. Bedroom High Club– Tropicalia guitars and skipping riddims via a wee bit of Johnny Marr guitar skills. Pop gems in the wake of all those great Noughties Brit indie bands spearheaded by The Libertines. Malarkey Affair– classic indie pop with very tuneful singalong numbers and a nicely placed jangle angle in the guitar. Lots of ’60s inflections and plenty of plaintive scally pop leanings…somewhere between The Coral and Boo Radleys with plenty of Johnny Marr in the axe. Looking good too with a nice mix of cool geek and rocknroll dudeness. Check out their debut album “Leave A Light On”. Maribels- Pixies informed young indie rock band with a fiery pop appeal. Their debut Welcome To The Freeway EP out now for your delectation. Keyframe- High energy punk alt rock happening out of Sheff combining cool laconic vocals with rabid early Damned meets Muse rockuts. Explosive. Have a song about odd socks ya know. Worthless Motivation – Punky attitude to the fore raw and rousing indie band with a new E.P about to hatch Autumn 2017.
Dublin Castle

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Wed 15 Nov
Shawn James and the Shapeshifters Sound like an unique brew of stoner rock and bluegrass, mixed with sweaty heavy rock. Mad fiddles, pounding banjos, fuzz-chanted slide guitars combined with Shawn James’ manic soulfully roaring vocals make for an intense listening experience whether playing the records or seeing them live. With their busy tour schedule, you can catch them playing festivals and shows all over the world or hear their music featured on “Yukon Men” (Discovery Channel)“Shameless​” and many more.  In addition, the cult game producer “Naughty Dog” used Shawn James’ song “Through the Valley” in the recently released trailer of the post-apocalyptic Playstation masterpiece “The Last of Us Part 2” and pushed him on the top of Spotify Viral Charts WORLDWIDE. Tony Humphries – new wave hip-hop artist/rapper who has already established himself as a rare breed of talented freestyler. He has received multiple radio plays including features on BBC Introducing, Eagle Radio and Round House Radio. After his live session for BBC Introducing the South, Tony was chosen as a Pick of the Year…not surprisingly, his beats and sampleology are peerlessly original and his material thought provoking and pop friendly. Should do the do…Niko-Rapper with a louche and smooth flow, from Livingstone Scotland via New York,  recently seen supporting Sugarhill GangMarlon Percy is a singer-songwriter and producer from London making and performing his own unique style of electronic music that blends jazzy keys, soulful vocals and chilled house vibes. He’s already been featured on BBC Radio 1xtra, BBC Introducing, Seen Music and SBTV, and has recently had one of his collaborative projects, ‘Leaving’, released and promoted by The Vibe Guide.
Dublin Castle

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Thu 16 Nov
The Wilde-Old school classic rock recalling AC/DC and ZZ Top in the riffs dept and Led Zep in the drums ‘n’ bass engine room, stonking stuff Grace Solero- picture PJ Harvey getting rocknroll fury and blonde ambition with major grunge lunging and post Hole righteous raucous rocking out. The lovely Ms Solero and her equally lovely punking perfecto band make a right royal noise. Imaginary Dreamers Alt-rock with a good use of the ‘ol light ‘n shade dynamic pioneered by The Pixies and borrowed by Nirvana, not that I.D sound particularily like either but Smashing Pumpkins and Silversun Pickups could well be influences Stone Jackals-Grunge rock-pop a-la Foo Fighters via Biffy Clyro, with decidedly 80’s brit metal guitars, stands out from other bands in the genre by virtue of decent Hooks/tunes
Dublin Castle

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Fri 17 Nov
Jackson’s Warehouse– Been a while but ace to have Essex’s finest back with us again in the DC. Superb musicianship, incisive songwriting and a plethora of classic indeed classy and weighty influences from Pink Floyd to Joy Division to The Beatles and all with punk rock energy and intensity, but it all comes out sounding wonderfully like Jackson’s Warehouse, nothing else quite like em out there…. Twister- another band that have playing with Bugbear since the dawning of time, well the century….before that actually! The sassiest punky pop combo you could ever wish to be deafened by, they truly were the Britpop sensations that got away, having tunes that would put Supergrass or The Bluetones to shame but that joyous Undertones/early Blur pop energy. And watch your pint while the singer goes AWOL on the table tops. Iggy who? The Legendary Too Drunk– And lo where there be Twister tis written the Leg Too Drunk crew shalt follow..well, half of them are the same people it must be said. Fantastic garage punk n roll taking in the ’60s and ’70s strands of the punk rock beast, so part Ramones, part Standells, all pissed…fantastic fun and after 2o plus years of watching the play I can confirm they are very well named. The K’s– Raunchy rocknroll of a punky indie persuassion..scattershot vocalese and powerful ebb and flow outta the rocking band…like a punked up Kasabian with Clash cum Green Day dynamics. The Bearded Ladies– They’re not ladies and last I looked there were no beards….crafty comedic rocknroll achtung! Hirsutes you madam.
Dublin Castle

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Sat 18 Nov
Dubvocaliza- Progressively inclined but pop sensibilities to the fore, Dennis Bovell’s Matumbi could be a good touchstone for enjoying the wonderful Dubvocaliza..or early Aswad and Steel Pulse. Reggae with elements of rock, a touch of Pink Floyd and a nod to Massive Attack, drawing inspiration from Peter Tosh, Horace Andy or maybe Ini Kamoze. Fantastic live band. Mystic Rockers– roots rockers with that edgy British twist and a penchant for dubwise excursions, this is  pure reggae joy for fans of The Twinkle Brothers, Misty In Roots and The Mad Professor…. Hal Anthony– With his recent tribute to the Gladiators fresh in our hearts and minds it’s wonderful to welcome Hal Anthony to the Dublin stage. Crucial.
Dublin Castle

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Mon 20 Nov
ICMP Events Presents...
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance presents a mix of bands from a wide variety of genres
Dublin Castle
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Wed 22 Nov
Only The Poets
 + Night Flight (t.b.a)
 + Blue Stragglers
Only The Poets-indie pop moderne with big whooshing choruses and an all round stadia-slaying sound in the same ballpark as Bastille without really sounding too much like em, polished radio-friendly production too.
Dublin Castle
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Thu 23 Nov
Izzara-Indie classique, but with some deft almost metal lead guitar,  sounds a bit like Buffalo Tom in places, though with a decidedly Brit accent. Future Sound Cartel– sassy knowing indie rock with a bit of glam feel via some decidely outre and adventurous guitar parts and narco poppin FX…Got a great sound-  a bit like something off an ad for a phone or summink too…good stuff.  A lot of techy quirk and some abrasive art punk guitar… Night Flight– “Five-piece alternative band from London”….. Bloody English- fizzing Buzzcocks pop punk sounds with a gnarled, urgent vocal that hits Pil-ish strides and gets a little rawk out Hawkwind/MC5 with the wig out soloing n all. Frantic, nicely so.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 24 Nov
Forget The Down
 + Number and Number
 + Bonnie Daffoe + The Raven Chords
Forget The Down-London band doing a feisty alt rock with a baggy swagger but a hard rocking riff monster edge. Dynamic stuff. Like Oasis go rawkTim Poland Redux – back again, and we’re very pleased to welcome them, Dublin Castle stalwarts of just a few years ago, the intense, wigging out, wiry rocknroll of TP is a delight and a foot moving enablement certainty too.  Number and Number -The band formerly known as ‘Tim Poland’, will be returning to the stage to perform raw guitar-based explorations of the human condition.’Bonnie Daffoe-Epic tunes with a Mott feel,crunching hard rock with widdly guitar, more AC/DC meets Kiss… all a vehicle for Bonnie’s deep, dark brown rawk rasp. Joan Jett springs to mind, also Bowie and The Rolling Stones. .The Raven Chords- magnificently mournful  Grunge/Americana rocking Boy/girl vocals with a Mark Lanegan via a grunged up Giant Sand vibe.    
Dublin Castle

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Sat 25 Nov
Cats On The Beach- Fantastic orchestral indie with poetic lyrics. Kitchen sink classicism redolent of very early Cure, and kinda Radiohead via the Libertines with a soupcon of Lou Reed. Cats on the Beach have played shows for BBC Radio and the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music. The Trusted-  a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging from U2, 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 inviting and infectious and danceable pop n roll. Landspeeder- Gritty indie rock from a bunch of old faces from the 1990s Britpop scene, ex-members of Reuben, Mandelbrot Set and F.O.N.D, have worked with Suede, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kingmaker, Cast and loads more in the intervening years. Still giving it bigtime vital Brit indie rock and roll razzle dazzle. Davy Flats & The Holy Innocents-Charming and erudite indie pop that recalls The Byrds in terms of chiming melodies and hooks as well as pioneering indie pop like  The Gobetweens,  but with a snappy up to date production and  contemporary lyrical themes, Brexit, Gentrification etc, plenty of ethusiastic airplay from the likes of Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy.
Dublin Castle

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Wed 29 Nov
The Bronsons–  Pub rock and rhythm n booze revivalists in a Brinsley Scwartz via Ducks Deluxe sense, plus a bit of acidic Dr Feelgood punky boogie woogie oh yes. The Count Bishops and The Inmates are also reference points via a little counter cultural trippy blues. A great night out in themselves Big Tooth-Slick soul pop with a right old singing singer with a quavery proper soul voice but they’re a proper band- a bit Doobie Bros- or Steely Dan for UK 2017…Some  reggae and  funk touches plus cheeky earworm guitar solos. OneOff-’tis  Poly Perez and  he’s a bit of a big deal in his native Argentina- plays the Stick as popularized – kinda- by Tony Levin.- so the dude plays a bass/guitar hybrid thing then loops it up as he goes playing sort of Crimson  instrumentals with a rock solid drummer, lotsa wobbly bass and fuzz guitar ..sort of art rock Pat Metheney.. Kape Kanveral-Infectiously catchy indie  equally informed by t proto-punk,  early Talking heads etc and U.k Post punk early X.T.C maybe.. Neat
Dublin Castle

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Thu 30 Nov
Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
 + PollyPikPocketz
 + Surprise Guests + Stunt Driver
Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons– With their eagerly anticipated third long player about to drop Buggerbear are very pleased to welcome back the always glorious Puss and the DJs. Tood agogo from Puss Johnson up front, taunting the crowd into a participatory cat scratch fever moshpit as the solid as fook Jake and Ant lay down the rawest, wranglingest, wriggling rocknroll imaginable. Varied too, with a pop sensibility, their pony is heavily laden with tricks aplenty. For fans of The Stooges, The Cramps, Sex Pistols and Bikini Kill for sure but so much diverse input to enjoy here and they always sound just like their good selves. Excitement and fun assured. PollyPikPocketz– Catchy punked up grunge with two female vocalists up front, electric and energised with a sass all their own, will be enjoyed by admirers of Lunachicks and L7. Surprise Guests- Who are they? I can’t tell you. They’re surprise guests. I can tell you they are a fantastic counter cultural art punk social consciousness raising explosion of energised excellence. But I can’t tell you who they are. Been asked not to and I do what I’m told. Siffice to say its not The Dooleys, The Lighthouse Family or The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band. Stunt Driver- the legend states ‘Stunt Driver Play Grunt’..Jack Flint, Paul Raggity and Rob Banks open with as esoteric and enigmatic a punk rock statement as you could hope for, so get in early doors please.
Dublin Castle

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Fri 1 Dec
Nuffin’s Vintage Punk Rock Christmas Party, with Borrowed Time & perhaps A.N Other, plus a very special guest set from Liverpool Punk Legends – Those Naughty Lumps. From Iggy Pop’s Jacket back in the Zoo Records/Erics days, the Lumps were the Scouse New Wave band too set on having fun to be worried about being as cool as Cope or as whack as Mac. OK they were never going to be Big In Japan, but they’re mahoosive in our hearts. These recently reformed mature gentlemen of punk pop know a thing or two about showmanship, smutty fun and top tunes. Fronted by a WW1 History Prof and a cricketer, you really couldn’t make this up. For fans of Deaf School, The Members, The Boys…. Nuffin- Move along Sonny, Nuffin to see here… On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin’ turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play ‘Audition Night’, only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an ‘undiscovered’ band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity.  So why not save the date to join the same four teenagers forty (and a bit) years on, playing the original set, and partying with friends like it’s 1977 all over again? What’s not love? Nuffin to be proud of! Borrowed Time– melodic and full on proper, proper punk happening outta Gloucsetershire. West is indeed Best, especially if it’s full throttle punk rock excitement you’re after. Great band. RED as in Religion Equals Decay. Yup. Or Righteous Energetic Deviants? Punk fun all the way..
Dublin Castle

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Sat 2 Dec
The welcome return of suberb 7 piece SKA covers act all yer 2 tone faves from Specials, Selecter Madness etc, played with verve and panache
Dublin Castle

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Sun 3 Dec
Free's Company
 + Peach
Free’s Company- Setting out to pay tribute to the massive talents of  Paul Rodgers and Paul Kossoff and succeeding in spades. Free, Bad Company etc mashed up together and played brilliantly well. Definitely one for the Brit Blues Rock connoisseurs. Free’s Company bring you the best of British Blues Rock icon, Paul Rodgers, from his groundbreaking work in Free (Alright Now, Wishing Well, Fire and Water) to the harder rock sounds of supergroup Bad Company (Can’t Get Enough, Rock and Roll Fantasy, Feel Like Makin’ Love). This is a sweat-drenched, authentic tribute to the music of the man that rockers around the world refer to as “The Voice” Peach are a fresh, hard hitting British rock band. Blending powerful no-nonsense guitar riffology with infectious vocal lines, their aim is to bridge the chasm between modern-pop and rock. Their live stage show is a glam-punk assault on the senses, brimming with passion, angst and energy.
Dublin Castle

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Wed 6 Dec
The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Julie Hamill 'Frank' Book Launch
 + Q and A with Tony Gleed + DJ Tony Bugbear
Julie Hamill- ‘Frank’ book launch plus fantastic 1980s disco. In a twist of events for the Rock N Roll Book Club Tony Gleed will interview our regular host Julie Hamill about her new book, ‘Frank’, a novel set in 1980s Scotland about love, loss, grief and happiness. ‘Frank’, the first book in a trilogy entitled ‘Life And Soul’, centres on a man in his sixties who has lost his wife, June, and yet he still sees her and he’s not sure why. Is she a ghost?  Is it dementia?  Is it the strength of his grief?  And what will happen to their daughter, Jackie? Frank is accompanied by an eighties soundtrack of The Jam, Phil Oakey, Rod Stewart, The Smiths, Bow Wow Wow, Pet Shop Boys, Queen and much more in an exclusive DJ set put together by Julie Hamill and Soho Radio’s Tony Gleed. The evening will start at 7.30pm with Interview, Q&A and chapter reading, followed by book signing & disco. PRAISE FOR ‘FRANK’ ‘This book is so full of heart and everyday beauty. I was completely immersed in the world of Frank.’  Julie Hesmondhalgh, Actor, Coronation Street, Broadchurch A comforting and deeply moving novel with much laughter through the tears.  If you have ever lost someone close, Frank’s story will take your breath away.’  Andrew McGibbon, Writer, BBC Radio 4 DUBLIN CASTLE ROCK N ROLL BOOK CLUB IS HELD ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH:  AUTHOR DISCUSSION, Q&A, BOOK SIGNING, EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PLAYS & MORE!
Dublin Castle

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Thu 7 Dec
Brutalligators
 + Fresh
 + Gender Roles
Brutalligators Are your new favourite post-youth post-genre post-label punk band playing songs that make your heart beat at least 0.2 times faster. Described as “A bundle of joy… life affirming and cherubic. We need indie nuggets like this to keep the ghouls at bay.”Fresh A stripped down post punk happening with loadsa attack, hooks and a refreshingly punchy sound, great female vocalist too loadsa attitude but a concise and measured delivery. Gender Roles are a dreamy 3-piece from Brighton who mix the best parts of indie, punk and emo into a big ball of gorgeousness that Upset described as “all dirty fingernails and wicked fun.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Sat 9 Dec
The Vibrators
 + Steve Hooker
 + Daddy Those Men Scare Me + Pistolhead
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. Still the case…Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band – super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio, get a reet good and grinding riffology going and take it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…damn good. Daddy Those Men Scare Me- More prosaically down to earth and utterly English in their punk rock approach, the deliriously good Daddies have nearly been doing it as long as Spizz…well not quite, but their Stranglers/Members/Squeeze informed crafted indeed crafty punk pop is a joy we’ve beheld at Buggerbear since oooooh 1994, wowsers. . Pistolhead- All very ’77/’78…but fun, and catchy….Early Jam , and more Sham than Pistols but fiery, funny and mighty fine… a 3 piece punk rock band with a nod towards folk. Wailing guitars, driving bass, destructive drums and political messages that challenge the status quo, Pistolhead get the blood flowing and keep you on your toes.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 15 Dec
The Pogue Traders- The premier Pogues tribute who do it so well yer actual Pogue Mahone alumni have been known to raise a glass or seven to their talent and fabulous energy. All the greats are given a good seeing to, trays get bent on craniums, and singalong joy and grinny faced beery dancing are both assured. A wonderful night out. Ben McKelvey- pleasingly raw toned indie pop with a bright Wedding Present sheen meets something like The Rifles by way of up for it energy and positivity…good gear.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 23 Dec
The Skatonics-9 piece ska covers band old school jamacan ska and 2 tone covers madness selecter etc etc, all done fabulously well, recently seen supporting Madness The Rash-Snappy ska tinged punk, but with decent hooks and a pop sensibility that reminds of The Blockheads in places, Fab
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 30 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

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 13 Jan
The Jam’d have built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’. The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance. And you’ll get all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, Beat Surrender and many more. An unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, allowing the audience to relive the experience of one of the most influential bands of the British music scene. You won’t be disappointed!….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£1O in advance
Sat 17 Feb
The Sounds That History Saved Presents Viva Morrissey – Based in the Holy City of Manchester, Morrissey’s birthplace, and home of his former band The Smiths, Viva Morrissey are highly regarded for the authenticity and accuracy that they bring to their performance.  Viva Morrissey’s concerts are based on Morrissey’s present-day solo shows, which makes their live shows markedly different from those of tributes to The Smiths.  The Viva Morrissey 5 piece 90 minute live set includes Morrissey’s best known and most loved solo material alongside many of the classic Smiths songs.        
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance