Fri 20 Sep
Roddy Radiation's Skabilly Rebels
 + Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band
Roddy Radiation’s Skabilly Rebels – The Specials may go on without that classic sweet Roddy lead guitar of yore, and without a fair few other elements too, but don’t worry about, no need to be wondering now, just enjoy the Skabilly Rebels. The yearning and zippy licks of Mr Rad’s playing ain’t bin dimmed none. Specials classics, excellent Roddy originals and other surprise gems make the cut and it’s a punky reggae rocknroll party to die for. Always a great night out in The Dublin, dancing shoes essential. Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band – A super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio fronted by a Hooker…stop it now! The very talented Steve Hooker that is, a great guitarist who masters a grinding riffology going and takes it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…elements of The Feelgoods, early Stones, Bo Diddley and George Thorogood too
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 21 Sep
Jimmy B And The Death Rattles – showbiz psychedelia and goth rock cabaret…kinda! (also starring The Dead Nymphettes…), all rather deliciously deviant with some wonderful funereal cum fairground keyboards, nice Fall cum Birthday Party rhythms and a bit of Doors strut and groove too….The Strange Days-Describe themselves as Gutter-rock champions hailing from the bosom of Brexitland and who are we to argue. Excellent hook laden, edgy, indie rock which doesn’t really sound  like anyone else, a neat trick.  Rats Nest- Fired up, yet melodic, 2nd wave punk outfit, G.B.H springs to mind, tight, hooky, aggressive and rousing tunes. The Benefit Cheats– Anthemic punk pop with a decidedly Clash feel bags of energy and conviction, hooky tunes too…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Wed 25 Sep
Andy Kyte
 + (Roarr Like A Lion Recs)
 + Slecial Guests
Rousing singalong anthems from Andy Kyte and full supporting cast.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 26 Sep
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 Sound Pollution/Wild Kingdom Records) a new full length album, ‘RECALL ROCK N ROLL AND THE MAGIC SOUL’ will be available.  At the same time Sound Pollution distribution will re-release 4 previous Diamond Dogs albums on Vinyl/cd and 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! Special Guests – Special Guests – Paradise Alley – London’s sleazy glam punknroll heroes of the ’90s are back so lock up your daughters. Just lock up everything…. … White City Vultures – playing rock covers and originals, ,  a cool group of guys with solid lead and nice harmonies.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 27 Sep
Diamond Dogs
 + Paradise Alley
 + 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 Sound Pollution/Wild Kingdom Records will issue a new full length album, ‘RECALL ROCK N ROLL AND THE MAGIC SOUL’ will be available.  At the same time Sound Pollution distribution will re-release 4 previous Diamond Dogs albums on Vinyl/cd and 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! Special Guests – Paradise Alley- London’s sleazy glam punknroll heroes of the ’90s are back so lock up your daughters. Just lock up everything…. 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
Sat 28 Sep
Oliver Shaw Experience
 + The Tramadolls
 + The Pacers
Oliver Shaw Experience – former Garage Flowers bass ace now in critically acclaimed solo mode, echoes Kurt Cobain on the unplugged album but with a trad Brit folk slant. All manner of great stuff coalesces in Oliver’s fertile musical back yard, from psych to blues to twisted soul and experimentally hinged alt rock.  If you were expecting to see The Garage Flowers tonite sorry they’ve exploded. The Tramadolls – the tautest, wiriest, most angular and aaaaargh-tastic punky fun you could hope for. Featuring The Dublin Castle’s very own Luke Lively.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7 on the door
£5 in advance
Wed 2 Oct
Gail Thibert
 + Sarah Pink's Gravediggers
 + Wayne Reid + The Ukulele Subs
 + RNR Book Club
Gail Thibert’s ‘Soap The Stamps’ is a a true tale of punk rock, motorbikes, squats and sewing… This lovely memoir tracks Gail’s journey from Suburban teen punk rebel to tarot card psychic and all motorbikin’, hair dyin’, rocknrollin’points inbetween. From her base in Epping Forest Gail still finds time for sewing and also busies herself singing  and playing with a few  punk bands,, like Mad Inc.,  Sarah Pink’s Gravediggers and the infamous anarcho pop sensations Flowers In The Dustbin. Wayne Reid  – ‘My Book Innit’ is a disarming and rollicking ride thru punk , 2 Tone and rocknroll times gone by, from Dagenham to L.A, via Cov and all points in between, the story of a young man living and loving life to the full. As Wayne sez ‘We were kids. It was our job to misbehave’! Tonight in this extended RNR Book Club  Tony Bugbear and Julie Hamill will be posing the questions to Gail and Wayne and supplying the cool counterctural punk sounds fore and aft. Plus a  live performance by the aforementioned Ms Pink and co., and do arrive nice and early for a bit of unplugged punk joy from the craftily monkered Ukulele Subs.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Thu 3 Oct
PURE Italian post rock combo with a touch of prog and a fair smattering of 80’s electronica, with an undertow of space-rock. Think Radiohead via Depeche Mode and Sigur Ròs. I See Shapes-Snappy indie pop that references recent big hitters like The 1975 and Foals but also has distant echoes of 80’s pop a-la Tears For Fears, decent, From Guilford. Volume 22-Catchy alt rock with an electro interface the swagger and hooks of Oasis with a Kasabian-esque stadium filling sound, solid anthemic tunes, fine work Mavis Victory Project- Electro infused indie pop enigmatic and eclectic, in that each song cold be the work of a different band, (in a good way)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 4 Oct
The Bermondsey Joyriders
 + Johnny Seven
 + The Filth + The Outbursts
The Bermondsey Joyriders-Blending a love of bottleneck Delta blues with a solid background in the London punk scene, with their fingers on the pulse of contemporary society, The Bermondsey Joyriders are a band as accomplished as they are inventive. They have captured the imagination of crowds and critics alike with their blend of ’77 punk power, skilful playing, soulful slide blues, and razor-sharp social commentary, delivered with a distinctly British wit. Each a consummate player in their own right, frontman Gary Lammin (formerly of Joe Strummer protégés Little Roosters), bassist Martin Stacey (Chelsea), and drummer Chris Musto (Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer, Glen Matlock and The Philistines) can collectively lay claim to an extraordinary chemistry. They boast a singular sound which has brought them a faithful, fast-growing following. Johnny Seven-  Teeside 2nd wave punkers with a keen ear for melody, frippery free hook laden tunes executed with aplomb The Filth-Also making the punk rock equivalent of the Jarrow March tonight….The Filth, and yes they do have plenty of Fury…fantastic punk rock phlegmatism. 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
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 5 Oct
XMenBTeam
 + The Beautiful Game
 + Immigrant007 + K.LINA
 + The Umbrella Assassins
XMenBTeam-A ruff n tuff collision of Dub, Reggae, ska and Rock, bit like The Streets in places, good stuff decent hooky tunes. From Manchester. The Beautiful Game-Exhuberent indie pop with driving punky guitars and insistent hooks and convincing singalong choruses, have been compared to the buzzcocks, which you can sorta hear, there’s deffo a new wave element to this but it’s more of an indie rock beast than a punk-pop one. Immigrant007 – Dark and delirious electronica meets post punk embracing all the best bits of Ultravox!, Joy Division, Magazine and OMD. An dthe 007 suffix gets a certain nod and a wink too with the filmic/soundtrackesque qualities of some of the play here. From the ashes of Czech alterno poppers Mastermindz, purveyors of a truly wonderful sound.K. Lina-Female singer-songwriter from Bulgaria with, powerful emotive vox and a rocking band, sonically Patti Smith via Fleetwood Mac.The Umbrella Assassins-Playing nifty slightly wonky pub punk with an eye on post punk artful conceptualism and the other on another pint and a bag of porkscratchings…possibly…their ‘Sweat It Out; single for German Shepherd is terrific testy rocknroll – get down Shep
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Mon 7 Oct
OPEN MIC
 + Red Rock Jam
 + Good Canery
REDROCK JAM Open mic night  07:45-11:00 Sign up 07:45 limited slots, all styles welcome.  Featured band: Good Canery
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 9 Oct
Ninety’s Story-Like a more pop orientated version of foals, leftfield electro pop with strong tunes and a snappy production. Ninety’s Story is the moniker of two friends who met in primary school and never parted ways. Inspired by the French 1990’s generation Phoenix, Daft Punk & Air the duo spread a warm, sophisticated and sensual music sunny as their native region; the French Riviera. Early, the band started supporting world-renowned bands such as Archive, Morcheeba, Pale Waves and Puggy. The duet released their debut EP in 2017 and their single KIKUYU was released on French-Japanese label Kitsuné Musique. They made the soundtrack of the new Citroën C4 Aircross TV commercial in China and represented the company at the Paris and Hangzhou Motor Shows (2018). Tiffany Twisted-Classically trained singer-songwriter but describes current work as “pure Rock n Roll”, very hip aesthetic which matches a very unexpectedly powerful and soulful voice i’d liken to Paloma Faith. Wah Club-Good ‘ol indie pop with a high melody quotient hooks a plenty, trace elements of Vaccines but pretty much their own sound. Slow Bridges- Indie rock/pop with influences by Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr, The Zombies, strong female lead vocals and catchy riffs
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 11 Oct
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 Brutalists are a new rock and roll group featuring guitarist Mick Cripps, lead vocalist Nigel Mogg, guitarist/vocalist Kent Holmes, bassist Robert Cripps and vocalist/drummer Charlie Nice. Their music is a mix of the dirty, leering blues of pub rock and R&B, the urgency of street punk and the synthesized dance ennui of post-punk, seasoned with bits of ska and reggae.The Lost Search Party- Tight and crisp hard rock executed with conviction and influenced by..Zep, AC/DC, ZZ Top, and Def Leppard. Essex Girls – Mixing up punky hiphop flavas with brave beats, found sounds, interesting instrumentation/sampleology and punk tood…a punk tinged male voice and an equally fiery but more yielding female vocal spar wonderfully well together…really interesting stuff, and righteous words too…. ‘Naked Anarchy’  is a great song.. you will love this..
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 12 Oct
Unknown Pleasures
 + (Joy Division Tribute)
 + Forget The Down + Hybrid Kid
Unknown Pleasures- These guys and their primal, punky, poised and perky take on the incredible Joy Division canon have been doing the rounds as long as Bugbear…we’re a match made in heaven, haha.  Always an ace night out…yes ‘Ian Curtis’ has adapted the trademark moves a tad since he ahem died and maybe slightly more padded than you recall, and Peter Hook seems to have transmogrified into a goff Yul Bryner etc etc but don’t watch that….a brilliant and lovestruck tribute to adore. Forget The Down– feisty alt rock with a baggy swagger but a hard rocking riff monster edge. Dynamic Stuff.  Manics thru Foo Fighters and something of second LP Stone Roses too
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sun 13 Oct
Them Bloody Kids
Them Bloody Kids are a 3 piece band from London. Combining raw metal, world music and pure groove, TBK bring a fresh sound to the metal scene that will make you move like you’ve had 46 lines of cocaine in 3 minutes. From the darkness that is the 21st Century, the mainstream music scene (riddled with anything-but-humble-mumble rappers, Simon Cowell’s stale overproduced pop drivel in a tin and the ravers of old and new bouncing to any old washing machine that stays in time) came a trio of “hard rockin’ amigos” looking to raise hell and play some metal! Bouncy tunes with fat riffs that make your head bounce like you’re driving over potholes or sat on the very washing machine making the ravers dance. NB DAYTIME EVENT- Reggae Sunday Service from 12.30pm to 6pm with DJ s playing early reggae, rocksteady and ska.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 5.98
£8 on the door
Mon 14 Oct
OPEN MIC
 + Red Rock Jam
 + Crimson Cobra
REDROCK JAM Open mic night  07:45-11:00 Sign up 07:45 limited slots, all styles welcome.  Featured band: Crimson Cobra
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Tue 15 Oct
Rock N Roll Book Club
 + 2nd Anniversary Party
 + Julie Hamill + Tony Bugbear
 + 'Jackie'
Rock N Roll Book Club is now 2 and a bit years old….during that time we have hosted some remarkable authors… Ian Shirley, Matthew Jacobson, Penny Pepper, Chris Difford, David Barnett, Dave Simpson, Terry Edwards, Nicky Weller, Kieron Tyler, Kevin Cummins, Janis Winehouse, Bruce Thomas, Dave Philpott, Clifford Slapper, Dave Randall, Dave Barbarossa, Daniel Rachel, George Galloway, Tony Drayton, Matt Everitt, Nettie Baker, David Bedford, Zoe Howe, Celeste Bell, Steve Lamacq, Jordan Mooney, Sylvain Sylvain, Clem Cattini, Will Birch, Lucy O’Brian, Gail Thibert, Wayne Reid…..and Julie Hamill her good self. Our host celebrates the publication of her second novel ‘Jackie’ this very day and many of the aforementioned RNRBC alumni and a plethora of other noteworthy rocknroll and literary mover shaker types will be along tonight as Tony Bugbear interviews Julie on the hallowed if sticky  Dublin Castle stage. Free food, free entry, book shop,  DJs…..
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 16 Oct
Dylan John Thomas
Dylan John Thomas – as part of the fabulous Scottish singer songwriter’s first headline UK/Eire tour, it’s wonderful to have DJT in the house tonite. From Glasgow to Dublin to London…in The Dublin, the perfect place for his remarkable songcraft.  Dylan’s self-released debut single ‘Nobody Else’ delivers an uplifting yet heartfelt love song.  Dylan John Thomas : ‘ I never had the best childhood but the happy memories I have really stem from music, like the feeling of winding a music box up and listening to the high melody, that’s what I am trying to capture in this song…’…superb stuff.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 18 Oct
Those Naughty Lumps – 2 albums under their reformed belts and original post punk pop/new wave funtime surrealists yer Lumps are hot to trot 40 plus years after they hit Erics and other Liverpool stages and beyond. Original Zoo Records recording artistes, they even once included one Julian Cope on bass. Maybe he’ll be down tonight with his harmonium?… from Iggy Pop’s Jacket to Jackie Charlton (a song about reciting the 1966 England World Cup Squad in order to postpone ejaculation no less) all life is here. But point of order- how can five foot one Iggy Pop’s jacket be bigger than Lead Lump Peter seven foot five??!! Bite Me – five of the sassiest girls playing the absolute sassiest punk pop n roll music, with elements of Suzi Quatro, The Runaways, L7, X Ray Spex.…fabulous. L.O.A.D – AKA The League of Angry Drunkards…but don’t fret, these Oi Boys are proper gents. Ya get punk covers, concentrating on the big bollocked heavy end of the genre from the Pistols (a great God Save The Queen a bit like Motorhead‘s version) to the better and beefier end of street punk, top entertainment. The Long Knives – Taking the early street punk feel and tangling it all up with a little post punk nous…this lot hit a fantastic growlsome vein of Ruts meets UK Subs/Upstarts righteousness, and maybe a little bit of that Idles/Slaves vibe too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 19 Oct
The Collective A.K.A- Magnificent mod/2 Tone/punk and new wave covers act who switch effortlessly between the likes of The Specials, The Jam, Madness, The Beat, The Who, The Clash, Small Faces and more modernist marvels , all done with musical chops to die for and a whole lotta soulful attention to detail. Top Ranking, No Full Stop! Bring yer dancing loafers/hush puppies/monkey boots/DMs!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sun 20 Oct
Philip Rambow
 + Special Guests TBA
Philip Rambow – Come to the Dublin Castle nice and early this Sunday afternoon for a matinee into evening show from 4pm to promote Philip’s new single: “American Buffalo”. Philip has had a remarkable career as a singer and songwriter; He fronted pub rock legends The Winkies, recorded with Brian Eno and Hans Zimmer and had Mick Ronson in his band. He has written hits for many artists including Nick Gilder and Ellen Foley and famously wrote “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears he’s Elvis” with Kirsty MacColl. The band line up for the Dublin Castle show will be: Head guitarslinger Paul Cuddeford (Steve Harley, Bob Geldoff), Bob Loveday on Violin (Geraint Watkins, Penguin Cafe Orchestra), Mick Hutton on Bass (Bill Bruford, Jack Bruce) and Steven Gilchrist on drums (Graham Coxon, Rockingbirds) They will be playing songs from Philip’s forthcoming album: “Canadiana” on Fretsore Records.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 3.45pm
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Mon 21 Oct
OPEN MIC
 + Red Rock Jam
 + Midnight Strollers
REDROCK JAM Open mic night  07:45-11:00 Sign up 07:45 limited slots, all styles welcome.  Featured band: Midnight Strollers
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 23 Oct
Fadercane-chugging alt rock with a Muse meets Foo Fighters vibe though the vocal is far more of a pop delivery, decent sound,. A rawk imbued WhoRidiculous– Shimmering psych pop of a sunny disposition, think XTC via Lightning Seeds, and big fave raves for Bugbear back in the as they say day…and they’re back! Huzzah! The Band featured then as now drummer extraordinaire Jon Moss after Culture Club split 1st time round, he’s back in the band alongside songsmith Sebastian Wocker, vocals/guitar (Yeah / Hair / Michel Van Dyke) Erran Baron-Cohen: vocals/keys/trumpet (composer of film music for Borat / Bruno / The Infidel and brother natch of Sascha) And Pete Noone : bass/vocals (Roger Daltrey / Roger Taylor, Mick Ronson). All star cast, all star audience. Probably. Get yer selfie sticks out. Warp Rays – Young 3-piece rock band, smooth harmonies and a varied palate of groovy instrumental textures. Seaside Witch Coven – Punk/indie popsters with interesting melodies and guitar-lead attacks with powerful vocals, influenced by Pixies and Husker Du.
Dublin Castle

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£7/£5 on the door
Thu 24 Oct
Tom Holliston- Independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada, founded the show business Giants in the late ’80s. This later led him to The Hanson Brothers and the legendary Canadian underground punk band NoMeansNo. His solo works usually consist of enigmatic, humorous alternative rock songs, which are characterized by great musical variance and deal with playful and obscure themes of pop culture.Selina Martin- pushes the boundaries of pop, rock, singer / songwriter, punk and experimental music while incredibly acclaimed hooky pop songs. Simon Wells- Ex of legendary roustabout Brit skate-punk band Snuff, he’s here tonight doing compelling solo acoustic blues.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 25 Oct
Katherine Aly– having collaborated on many musical projects in Scotland’s capital, including Hidden Door Festival, various art projects and as the lead singer of shoegaze band, Lilac Melt, the exceedingly talented Ms Aly has since worked with innumerable UK-based musicians/bands, including Baby Taylah, Glassmasterer, False Bliss, Midi Paul and Sheltering Waves. Her melody-driven tracks are a multi-genre experimentation with ethereal, lyrical elements and dreamy ambience. Her single ‘The Skin I’m Made Of’ made a great impact, as did her debut live performance alongside Scots noir wave icons The Filthy Tongues in The Dublin Castle earlier this year, and she subsequently played with the Tongues’ mothership, the amazing Goodbye Mr McKenzie at their sold out Aberdeen show earlier this year . Originally from Greece, Katherine Aly has a unique story arc and an equally singular talent all her own with influences from the likes of Dead Can Dance, Chelsea Wolfe and Jeff Buckley. Currently working up her debut album ad with the excellent new ‘Sunny Days’ single to promote, we can’t recommend checking out Katherine’s show tonight enough. D-Kel & Los Bandidos – Mixing a mighty agreeable and engaging yelp of a rap with some heavy funk rock…like Wiley fronting Funkadelic…kinda. Frontman D-Kel takes inspiration from London where he was born and bred and Latin America where his roots lie, and draws inspiration from Artists such as Roots Manuva, Slaves, The Beat, The Specials, Jamie T, The Streets, Calle 13 & Tego Calderon. Social conscience with a cool creative spin of verbals. The excellent ‘Racket’ is available on all good music forums.  Another unmissable new act you can say ‘I was there’ about in a few years time!… Calum Lintott –  After releasing his official debut EP, ‘The Way It Is’, in 2016, which features fan favourite and his debut single ‘ Pin-Up’, Lintott has been hard at work. Non stop writing, creating and releasing bigger anthems, including the much anticipated emotional acoustic track ‘I Don’t Mind’, in early 2018 and his double single ‘Hometown & English Daisy’ at the tail end of 2018. Lintott released his new single ‘My Dear!’ in April 2019. The new ear worm of a track is a smack in the face reminder that Lintott’s exciting and lively mix of indie pop is awfully infectious. “Anthemic Indie Pop at its finest, BRILLIANT!” – GIGSLUTZ / THIS FEELING Hugo Hamlet and the Dandelions – witty and engaging jazz tinged pop with wry, sharp lyrics, rocking a sorta Noel Coward for our times, also a bit of a Jarvis Cocker vibe and at times Momus and The Divine Comedy. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 26 Oct
2 Tone Tribute Tour
 + Ska Face
 + Dadness
Ska Face– Excellent 10 piece Ska band from the original ghost town Blackpool, covering all yer 2 tone faves, Madness, Specials, Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Beat etc with much verve and aplomb, as well as banging out their own originals. Find yerself skanking all night long at a fabulous dance craze party. Also featuring Dadness– Nutty men? Absolutely. A Going A Bit Grey Day for all to enjoy… welcome to the greenhouse of fun, these distinguished gents will be a joy. NB MAD WASP RADIO DAYTIME EVENT FREE ENTRY 2PM TO 5PM
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 27 Oct
Sister Suzie And The Right Band
 + Rendacium
 + DJs
Sister Suzie And The Right Band – The Right Guys play rootsy rocknroll and rnb with badass blarting sax and you get a raw and powerful vocal from the petite but powerful Suzie….a goodly rough hewn feel,  punky in it’s rawness but kinda retro with contemporary touches…and although you’d put this more in the Brenda Lee via Wanda Jackson ballpark she sounds not unlike Poly Styrene actually, similar sassy voice. Rendacium – excellent young modernist rocknroll band out of Sheffield. Bags of energy and fab tunes played with reet proper oomph.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 4pm
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Mon 28 Oct
OPEN MIC
 + Red Rock Jam
 + Hypnotonic
REDROCK JAM Open mic night  07:45-11:00 Sign up 07:45 limited slots, all styles welcome.  Featured band: Hypnotonic
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 30 Oct
A Night Of 20/20 FISSION starring- Wooden Giraffes – ethereal dreamo pop with minimal beats and nicely narcotic wash of synth sounds…shugaze nugaze, druggy and sweet, with fabulous floaty female vox..superb 2020somethings to watch… Slow Like A Feeling – Electronic beats with postpunk guitars and kool keyboard, presenting an interesting blend of ’80s sounds with hard-hitting guitar accompaniment and some unique/nostalgic vocals… a nice new sound that transcends many genres, and solid work for this toothsome twosome. She Robot –  a live looping artist, with an eclectic, dynamic live show…the fabulous Suzy Condrad is She Robot… multi layered vocals, with lots of cheeky character, isomewhere between Britney Spears and Laurie Anderson! That’s a good thing. Clever little tunes with winning left field riddims and that wonderfully joyous vocal blend. Plus some arresting covers (Kate Bush, X Ray Spex). Look out for a new single out on Northern Quarter Recs…. Idle Hands – 5-piece Manchester-based indie/psychedelia band, with a deep and dark vibe from grooving guitar, and melodies that are sweet and memorable  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 31 Oct
One Eyed Toad Hallowe'en Hellfest
 + Morass Of Molasses
 + Juniper Grave
Hallowe’en is heavy as hell this year in the wickedly capable contorted hands of One Eyed Toad Records … Hard Rock, Melodic Rock/Metal, Prog Rock/Metal, Modern Metal, Traditional Metal, Extreme Death/Black Metal, Dark Rock/Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Deathcore – all heaviosity is here with the emphasis suitably enough tonite on doom metal …doom laden delights from Morass Of Molasses and Juniper Grave…be afraid, be very afraid. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Mon 4 Nov
Wayne Hussey
 + Rock N Roll Book Club
 + Q And A & Book Signing + Special Guest DJ
Wayne Hussey’s first book Salad Daze is published on May 23rd by Omnibus Press. And we’re very pleased to announce Wayne will be appearing tonight in The Dublin Castle for a RocknRoll Book Club Q and A and book signing event with bespoke Mission inspired DJ sets mirroring Wayne’s remarkable career. The book chronicles Wayne’s life from childhood up to The Mission and everything in between. Salad Daze is a confessional, engaging and explicit account of life in the eye of rock’s storm told with wit, warmth, humour and laugh-out-loud moments. A limited Special Edition version will include a personalised certificate of authenticity, a double A side 7” single of two unreleased demos, a bespoke USB stick with a further nine unreleased demos, and extra photographs. In addition, three Special Editions will each contain a golden ticket; one to win Wayne’s first guitar, and two to win exclusive art prints. Each chapter of Salad Daze is accompanied by a playlist specially curated by Wayne to listen to while reading, and features artists as diverse as Elvis, Radiohead, Suicide, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, David Bowie, Television, T Rex, Cigarettes After Sex, Iggy Pop, and Telly Savalas. Stopping off tonight for an indepth interview with RNR Book Club’s Julie HamillWayne has also announced a full European tour throughout the autumn. Born in Bristol and raised as a Mormon, Wayne had his epiphany as a young boy watching Marc Bolan and T. Rex on Top Of The Pops. Seeing his destiny in a blinding flash of glitter, mascara and dark curls, he decided he was going to be a rock star too. Later, leaving Bristol to move to Liverpool – home of his beloved Liverpool Football Club and birthplace his favourite band The Beatles – it wasn’t long before Wayne surrendered to excess and debauchery as he gained recognition and notoriety as lead singer and principal songwriter in The Mission, after previously being guitarist with The Sisters Of Mercy, Dead Or Alive, and a member of Pauline Murray’s Invisible Girls.He is one of a kind, and whether he likes it or not, he’s an absolute legend, and I can’t think of anyone on planet Earth who has a better story to tell.” Gary Numan “I toured a lot with The Mission and Wayne was much too bright and nice a guy to be in the rock business. He always had a sense of humour.”  Iggy PopAfter years and years of living with repression and religious guilt, I had finally shaken off those shackles to become the clichéd licentious, degenerate, promiscuous rock star – everything that my mother feared I’d become.” Wayne Hussey   NB Advance tickets are available inclusive of a book which will be signed on the night at just £23.00, or you can simply buy the book on the night.    
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Thu 7 Nov
Subterranean Street Society-Blues infused folk rock from the Netherlands. there’s a nod to the likes of Radiohead, Bon Iver Nick Drake, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Paolo Nutini, but pretty much their own sound, emotive and reflective tunes with a wash of psychedelia Michael Lukes- Neatly executed contemporary pop which manages to avoid straying into the generic pop territory of Ed Sheeran et-al this is a little more soulsearching and cerebral, his voice is pretty unique too and tunes are strong. Pat And The Hats- Blue eyed soul and sunny side up Californian pop converge with a little indie rock to make a fairly palatable confection, soulful, commercial, a little sacharine but decent…harmonizing is great.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 22 Nov
Vanity Kills – Very well put together tight and testy doom/thrash tech rock..think Rammstein, Marilyn Manson etc… and the punk factor is set good and high so that’s good…. lotsa Ministry-esque sample-ology though the guitar solos are more GNR than LARD… very good bandy’all. Graces Collide – hard rock of a muscular construct outta Brighton…picture Foo Fighters flashing back to their hardcore roots- Minor Threat, Black Flag etc… Grace Solero – with elements of Led Zep, Pearl Jam and Heart, the eponymous band Grace Solero are fronted by Italian singer …Grace Solero…a brilliant vocalist with superb stage presence. And fabulous playing all round from the band, taking in hard rock, grunge, alt and psychedelic nuances. Caine – Hard rock with an intensity and passion that gets pretty damn crazed, but the melodic post grunge dynamic anchors everything down to accessible grooves and pop choruses. But they do get wild! Rock out!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 23 Nov
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 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. Head Of Light Entertainment – Crafty indie pop with some artful touches outta Newcastle. The Legendary Too Drunk- yes, 2 legends one night, and The Too Drunk are legends indeed, their garage thru bedsit punk pop being a joyful party hearty affair perfect for weekend drinking of a sensible type oh yeah. The Long Mynd– psych and Americana and the bedrock of indie rock brilliantly played .
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 29 Nov
Alternative TV
 + (New Material/Experimental Set)
 + Gad Whip + JFK Contrastate
 + DJ William Bennett
Alternative TV and fourth Dimension Records – First evening of a two day event bringing together a few of the artists Fourth Dimension Records has worked with in more recent years alongside a couple of others whose work is actively endorsed. There will be an exclusive release tied in with this available from the first day of the event onwards. A limited edition 10″ featuring exclusive tracks from a few of the artists involved and a couple of others. Please note- 100 early bird weekend tickets available Tonight- Alternative TV (newer material/more experimental set) with Gad Whip, Kleistwahr and Contrastate + DJ William Bennett 19.30 – 23.30
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.00
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 30 Nov
Alternative TV
 + (The Image Has Cracked Set)
 + Map 71 + JFK
 + Theme + Splintered
 + DJ William Bennett
Alternative TV and Fourth Dimension Records – Second evening of a two day event bringing together a few of the artists Fourth Dimension Records has worked with in more recent years alongside a couple of others whose work is actively endorsed. There will be an exclusive release tied in with this available from the first day of the event onwards. A limited edition 10″ featuring exclusive tracks from a few of the artists involved and a couple of others. Please note- 100 early bird weekend tickets available Tonight- Alternative TV (The Image Has Cracked set) with with Map 71, JFK, Theme + DJ William Bennett   Splintered added so have to start early. 7?
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.00
£15 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 7 Dec
The Vibrators – From Pure Mania in 1977 onwards The Vibrators set out their stall as the accomplished but still utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done. Searing, scintillating speedin’ rock and roll that they pulse along at such a pace commanded brilliantly by long standing lynchpin Eddie at the drums, you can’t possibly relax yer having such a good time. They don’t ease off the gas for a second.  With The Members’ Nigel Bennett on guitar and bass ace Pete chopping out the riddim. Hopefully original songsmith Knox will be popping by from RNR Rescue next door for a bit of Baby Baby action too… Steve Hooker Band – super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio, get a reet good and grinding riffology going and take it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…damn good. Nuffin –  the legendary Roxy Club  ‘Audition Night’/Janet Street-Porter aTV spot captured the youthful ‘Boys who like to do Nuffin’ for posterity.  A mere forty two years later their debut album ‘Crowd Control’ appears, showcasing their charming, irreverent old school punk pop played clean and fast just like back in the day. Arrive nice and early for Nuffin!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 8 Dec
Special Kinda Madness
 + Christmas Party
 + DJs
Special Kinda Madness Christmas Party– We’re very pleased to welcome back to The Dublin Castle (as you must know by now, ‘The Ancestral Seat of Madness’, by decree of Viscount Suggs) the premier Specials AND Madness tribute act on the circuit. SKM will gift you a rip roarin’ two sets from each band, making up round about 2 hours plus of the top two triffic 2 Tone turns taken totally to the tippertop. And trying saying that with out yer teef in Mrs Dammers. You can’t ask for a better Christmas party of a Sunday afternoon into early evening. So don’t worry about it being a school night, just dust off yer loafers and fix your pork pie hat just so… we’ll be done and dusted nice and early. Fuck School, Let’s Dance… NB Doors 4pm
Dublin Castle

Doors from 4pm
£15 on the door
£13 in advance
Fri 13 Dec
Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Party
 + Starsha Lee
 + The Weird Things + Pollypikpocketz
 + Roxanne Fontana
Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Party – with Starsha Lee, The Weird Things, Polly Pikpocketz, Roxanne Fontana…When Weird Thing, Moped Johnny and Sensible Grey Cells batteur extraordinaire the lovely Mr Martin Parrot waited for Bugbear at the end of a dark alley one night rocking a perky proposition we knew we were in for a reet treat. And at Christmas! So tonight’s gift that keeps giving is all about combining four exciting and invigorating exponents of ferocious female fronted punk n roll  (Riot Grrrl des nos jours with that London twist) and the exotic dancing of empowered women – and maybe men- from the Burlesque/Boy-esque scene. So we’re very pleased to welcome Rachel Darq (Crumpet, Rock  N Roll Cabaret) back to The Dublin Castle with her supercool cohorts to really up the bump and grind ante… decadence, punk rock and crackers all round…Santa’s sack is that wee bit plumper this year.  Female fronted punk nite bands , a burlesque element, DJs til 2am, an iconic venue…’Grrrlesque Burlesque’ is born…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 15 Dec
The Evil B'stards
 + Jizzsocks
 + Seeds Of 77 + Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
 + The Vulz + Scowl
 + (A Punk Rock Xmas Cracker)
A Punk Rock Xmas Cracker with The Evil B’Stards – who are these mystery Menaces and what have they got against the G.L.C….OK Noel Martin may well be involved here so if you know your street punk you also know you are in perfect punk rock company. Jizzsocks– if you’re gonna pay tribute to the absolute legends that are Buzzcocks make sure you have it nailed. Sorted. And then some some. Brilliant reading of the Shelley and Diggle canon…also ‘come’ up with a good buzzy name, cock…I think they managed that too. Orgasms just got more addictive. Who Killed Nancy Johnson? – are a​ ​high-energy and heavy ​pop-​punk band whose influences include The Stooges, The Ruts, Buzzcocks, The Rezillos, Alkaline Trio, Tsar, Ash, Lit, Rival Schools, The Drills, 3 Colours Red, Weezer, Sabbath… I hear some Heartbreakers too… The Vulz – Heartbreakers shaped rocknroll, also taking in all strands of sassy punk from ’60s garage to ’70s garageland. Scowl – Attitood to the fore d.i.y punk with a snarling lead vocal, also dips a toe in Grunge and Psych, and takes on the same kinda countercultural chaos as perfected by anarchristwood
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 21 Dec
The Pogue Traders
 + Paul 'Mad Dog'McGuinness
 + Adam Masterson
The Pogue Traders conclude their ‘In The Bleak Mid Winter’ tour with a must catch Christmas hoolie in The Dublin Castle. A marriage made in heaven, The Dublin and The Pogue Traders is truly the finest festive hoedown you could hope for. If you love the music of The Pogues have no fear it’s in extremely good hands with these boys and girl. They  play a wide selection of classics from all eras of Shane MGowan and company’s illustrious back catalogue and do it so incredibly well you don’t whether to dance, laugh or cry. Or drink…heavily… if responsibly. About as good a night out as you could hope for..plus a special appearance from Paul “Maddog” McGuiness- Ex-The Popes, (Shane McGowans post Pogues band). Adam Masterson opens proceedings from 8pm. DJs We Got Killers play between sets and take you all the way to 2am with a killer diller Christmas dancefloor selection (free entry after 11pm)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 25 Jan
Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend’s back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in England at Dublin Castle in London. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance