Sun 20 Aug
Mr Strange
 + You The Living
 + Future Daughter
You The Living– With the new addition of legendary drummer, Dave Barbarossa (Adam & the Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Republica), You The Living have returned with a vengeance. A cavernous wash of pitch-shifted guitar, icy synths and ghostly, half-whispered harmonies collide with clanking, clattering, found-object percussion and sonic battering rams of fuzz. Rather than being a contrast of sonic beauty and ugliness, YTL bring them together in blissful, yet violent soundscapes. “With their whispered vocals and intense, ice cold slabs of guitar in the background, this is a band creating something very, very special.” – John Robb, Louder Than War. Future Daughter– Emerging from techno, darkwave & stoner worlds = Future Daughter.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 24 Aug
Bipolar Rollers – Excellent blend of post punk, alt psych and trippy rocknroll, with some choice, curveball covers fitfully thrown into the mix. Watercolours- Bright chimingly cheerful choonery placed somewhere between Bombay Bicycle Club and Maccabees, quite downbeat n all, a nice plaintive vocal and some alluring touches from well-placed keyboard. Airy intelligent pop. Some ace ideas and real wig out moments. ..Plus  decent tunes. Win win. April -beautifully wrought bohemian artpop balladeering and mood music. Magical.  Matt Wyatt-Acoustic folk blues, ’tis a band  (though a stripped down affair). understated, but nicely evocative and compelling, elements of Dylan  also Johnny Cash and distant echoes of Country Joe and The Fish so a slightly psychedelic angle to the jangle, great stuff  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 25 Aug
Darling Boy
 + Special Guests
 + Millions + The Flashmen
 + Darling Boy DJs
Darling Boy- Little Villeins were Noughties nearly made its- well they deffo did make it if your benchmark is quality of performance with a packed crowd in Norf London venues like the Dublin Castle–   an ace indie punk/ska/pop outfit with a roustabout ramshackle edge to their joyful rush. Singer Alexander Karl Gold is back tonight as Darling Boy…Millions – Spacy sparky alt indie pop with some angular arty angles and alluring spaghetti western post punker feel. Cool.- The Flashmen- 21st century skiffle? Or perhaps once upon a time known as skifflecore, there’s a whiff of Peter Doherty about this but it’s a more coherent garage informed sassy rocknroll with plenty of interesting twists…niceness.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 26 Aug
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
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sun 27 Aug
Special Kinda Madness
 + (Matinee and Evening Show)
 + Special Guest DJs
The Specials and Madness all rolled into one giant ska shaped Bank Holiday/Carnival bundle of joy. Sunday 27th August, is the day before Madness’ House of Commons show on Clapham Common, and this special show is an excellent aperitif for that happening in the very ancestral seat of The Nutty Boys. A matinee AND evening show starting around 3pm special guest DJ, the band playing for at least two and a half hours and ska, soul, reggae and rocksteady music right into the late hours.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Thu 31 Aug
The Sexton Blakes- 4 piece made up of 2 civillians and 2 ex-detectives, hence the name. Hooky female fronted rock with a bit of a post-punk feel at times The Splund-Avante psych jazz pop, like Frank Zappa but with a very brit accent, reminds of Bonzo Dog Band but with a bit more of a quirky dance hall element, could be compared to Deafschool in places too, also the Blockheads, unusual but inventive and good fun. Explode The Tv-Highly polished alt rock, has a massive stadioum ready sound, effervescent guitars, rousing choruses. Sounds like a mash up of Foo Fighters, Husker Du in their later commercial period and the rockier end of U2, with a shoegazng dreampop angle. Dread Fury – Looping artiste with a difference… slinky funk and reggae flavas are craftily layered and there’s a roots reggae resonance to the songs and the voice too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 1 Sep
Upbeat Sneakers- “You’re a bit young to be playing Ska!!!” This is the type of comment people make when they first come across Upbeat Sneakers, but their modern take on the ska genre can really start a party. Upbeat tunes coupled with lyrics that have something to say to people across generations.  Talking of different generations, the amassed musicians of brass punk n ska conceptualist Brunk may well be a wee bit older than the headline act tonight but with age comes experience, and the Brunk experience is a marvelous mix of TV themes and new wave and 2 Tone classics. all with an offbeat for dancing. Renattajane-Energetic indie pop with some inventive vocal interplay and arrangement, strong tunes on the money playing, all good, and pretty much their own sound.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 2 Sep
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. .Gate-bluesey hard rock with searing overdriven grunged up guitar, elements of grunge but overall a more classic rock sound sorta early 70’s pre-metal. Between The Lines-Hooky Pop punk played with passion aplomb refereces Green Day in places but this is done with a decidedly brit accent that puts you in mind of late 80’s pre-grunge brit band Mega City 4 Puppet Kings-Low slung grunge rock with a nod to yer poppier 80’s brit metal via Foo Fighters, rocks admirably and has the requisite hooks and melodys to hold the attention,great stuff.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Wed 6 Sep
Rock And Roll Book Club
 + Ian Shirley Meets Julie Hamill
 + Turn Up The Strobe Ian Shirley KLF Book Launch Party + DJ Tony Bugbear
Ian Shirley is the current editor of Record Collector’s Rare Record Price Guide and has written biographies on Bauhaus, The Residents, Pink Floyd and Green Day, as well as the definitive guide to the links between music and comics. As a music writer his work has also appeared in a broad range of other publications. He would like to stress that no sheep were harmed during the writing of this book. Meet the author this evening, get signed copes of the new book and hear him interviewed by Julie ‘Moz Army’ Hamill acclaimed author (15 Minutes With You, Frank, her first novel out Nov 17th) and outstanding Twittersphere phenomenom. Stick around and kick out the JAMS to a bespoke playlist lovingly put together by Bugbear and Ian Shirley, enjoy a drink in the CBGBs of London, Camden Town’s properly iconic Dublin Castle. The first of our monthly RocknRoll Book Club presentations. LOTS of exciting events in prospect. During a ten year period bridging the 1980s and 1990s, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty created pop masterpieces at a prodigious pace, leaving behind a body of work unlike anything created before or since.  Turn Up The Strobe tells the story of two of the Twentieth Century’s most vital artists, and those who understood them. A story of success, fear, ego, power, graffiti, house music, independence, control, disaster, the Roland TR-808, love, sheep, marketing, God, death, 12” vinyl records, escape, freedom, populism, a Ford Galaxie and the money and fame all of these things attract.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£5 on the door
Thu 7 Sep
Orijyn-Bombastic but dynamic prog infused metal, there’s some beautifully intricate and melodic passages juxstaposed with bludgeoning heaviosity, fine work  Kill For Eden -female fronted hard rock, pretty gutsy with vocals that remind of Susi Quatro and the band rock like the Distillers via Guns N roses with a soupcon of Glam stomp. Good shit. Tides -Heavy but hooky grunged-up groove rock, think Q.O.T.S.A via Muse, great punchy guitars and impassioned lead vox, good stuff Vain Galen- Gothic, searing, screamo metal. Well arranged and played with aplomb and fire. Channelling a lot of lovely doom! They’ve done a grand job. System of a Down spring to mind.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6 on the door
£5 in advance
Fri 8 Sep
Couples– Hooky indie pop the inventiveness of Mystery Jets, with the indie pop nouse of Artic Monkeys, also remkinds of Cud in places, especially the vocal, all good. Junkyard Choir- Bugbear‘s favourite backwoods Deliverance and Southern boogie honed rhythm kings. For fans of Meat Puppets, Green On Red, Credence, The Gun Club…. The Harringtons- zipped up tight and classic, indie Northern 3 piece just nineteen years of age each – Arctic Monkeys and early Coral resonate in their guitar pop punch…indeed has much pop appeal. Black Palms- Female fronted trio channeling  The Kills/The Dead Weather with an impressively unique vocal and some skuzzed up dirty raw blues guitar. Koprina-Compelling alt pop, with good use of light n shade, intricately melodic and at the same time a little off kilter a-la early Pavement juxstaposed with stabs of  Dinosaur Jnr overdriven guitar
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 9 Sep
 The Skatuesques– All female Ska/Rocksteady crew from Dublin, got a really nice lightness of touch, like a more erudite Bodysnatchers, do covers and origs all fabulously well. The Feckin Ejits-Fiery Celtic Punk with storming  tunes and big rousing choruses. all played with bags of conviction
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sun 10 Sep
The Featherz
 + Shitsick
 + Kako + DJ Nick Robinson
All female punk nite starring glam rock/punk rock LBGT firebrands and ace tunesmiths The Featherz and the wonderful Shitsick, not just a great name but a fab concept brilliantly realized…“Punk poets responding to todays corrupt governments and global turmoil. Living in a fascist country. Refusing to believe that punk and freedom are dead they fight on, tartan clad and ready for the revolution” Right on.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£5 on the door
£4 in advance
Thu 14 Sep
Kamikaze Test Pilots- A raging mash up of Punk, funk n metal with an unhinged vocal, quite a unique sound and executed with panache, pretty outre but also compelling. Daily Thompson-German punker stoner grunger happening with requisite low slung riffs and a bit of Fu Manchu amidst the Nirvana and Melvins. The Fabulous Weapons- Fabulous Weapons are part Punk, part Funk, but always Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis meets QOTSA!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Sat 16 Sep
Cats On The Beach- New wave pop with driving guitars and insistent melodies, a bit like The Only Ones, but with a louche Pete Doherty-esque vocal and some well placed mournful trumpet on their less edgy slower tunes, shambling in the right way, Romantic, poetic, poised for good things Lover-Big bollocked soul inflected pop rock…great vocal, techy ’80s crossover sound, big guitars, dance/hiphop textures and a chant along chorus perfect for radio old schoolwise…great stuff. The Rahs-Classic bright eyed bushy tailed optimistic anthemic indie, bridging that  ‘Ceremony’/’In Between Days’ probing indie gene with something more windswept and rocknroll in a post Travis or even Killers way. Fab forward thinking rushing rocknroll. North Cape Lights-snappy indie rock with a nod to the ate 90’s indie scene, Editors, early Muse, nicely melodic with hooks-aplenty
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Wed 20 Sep
Hey Charlie- 3 piece kick ass all girl grunge punk heroines. Have that sass factor to the max factor. Dear Life,-Melancholic, trippy indie pop an updated version of shoegaze, lot’s of strings and the odd sample make up a widescreen lush and atmospheric soundCloe Corpse- Blissful etherial dreampop, with a beguiling female vocal. quite sublime one tune reminds of latter period Cocteau Twins, though it’s not exactly shoegaze time, just has that vibe. Other material is a bit more rock-pop orientated, possible Garbage influence, fine work. Subtitle– mad for it clattersome alt rock with wonderfully wayward intensity pitching up in some strange but beautiful place where Pere Ubu, Queens Of The Stone Age and punk rock classique coalesce.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 21 Sep
Bakar
Bakar– Coming on cool and low to the ground like an urban grime Art Brut with a soupcon of that old Kooks/Arctic Monkeys crossover post Libertines noughties indie cheeky chappy sound. Cosmopolitan band, cosmopolitan vibes…Bakar himself is a sing/rapper, indeed he sings more than spits most the time, the intriguing dreadlocked presence fronting an ace rhythm pal arrangement. It’s collision pop 2017 man. It’s fab too.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 22 Sep
Mika Bomb– Legendary Anglo- Japanese (nearly, mostly!) female punk rock experience with kick ass tood and pop appeal in equal measure ,plus some sassy diversions into psych and glam amidst the ramalama. Damaged Goods Records artistes. Great fun and excellent to have them back in the UK and indeed The Dublin again. Lord Numb- The named benumbed aristocrat upfront kerranging the beejaysus out of his guitar, with Mr Spiderleg giving some unholy four string bottom end action and electronic probings as Jez clatters and caresses the skins like Jaki Leibezeit on scrumpy. The dark end of Iggy meets Pistols punch meets Berlin Bowie bohemia…brilliant. Abel Raise The Cain- Deeply atmospheric indie soundscapes, with celestial ensemble vocals, has the epicness of Arcade Fire or British Sea Power at their most bombastic, and some nice ambient moments a-la Sigor Ros too. Fetching work. Hercules II– Allstar lurch and neo garage alterno bliss in a guitar orchestra stylee. Slabs and layers of slabs upon slabs of noise- did I say slabs? Slabs also salvoes, swoons, swirls, something primal and loud and hypnotic ya get me? Fans of Black Sabbath, Sunn O, Wooden Shjips, may all find plenty to enjoy here.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 23 Sep
Roxy Musique-Formed in response to massive public demand, ROXY MUSIQUE are a tribute to Roxy Music, the “most influential band of all time”.Roxy Music are mainly remembered for their timeless hits from the early ’80s like More Than This, Avalon, Oh Yeah and Jealous Guy…but in the ’70s Roxy were truly cutting edge and paved the way for punk (Sex Pistols), gothic rock (Siouxsie and the Banshees), disco (Chic), new romantics (Duran Duran) and alternative rock (U2).Roxy Musique deliver a two set show, with set one exploring Roxy Music’s daring and creative repertoire from 72-75 and set two targeting the later hit singles and giving the audience the chance to “dance away the heartache”. Roxy Music have performed the odd Bryan Ferry solo hit live (A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall, The “In” Crowd and Let’s Stick Together) and Roxy Musique follow suit depending on the audience. NB two sets tonight Set one is 1972-75, Set two is 1979 -1982
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 27 Sep
Austin Gold-Blusey heavy rock , pretty much the same components as whaitesnake, blues wailin vox, hammond etc, skillfully reworks Kashmir, a booker t number and the recent career of Jo Bonnamassi in the space of one song. Rough Draft- Grunge infused hard rock, Alice In Chains spring to mind, but there’s also Muse-like moments , pretty hooky and the singers got  a soulful and dynamic voice Sonicatomic-Spacey post rock via prog and jazz, sounds a bit like Red Snapper in places, Ozric Tentacles in others and inevitably Hawkwind are in the mix too. -SBRBS-Nice aloof female vocal in the Suzi Quatro/Joan Jett/L7 bracket… slippery sleazy alt rock with punky grunge punch
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Thu 28 Sep
 Random Patrols-delay heavy spidery guitars and emotive vocals, possible nod to U2 there but there’s a bit more to their sound to that, quite subtle an lo-fi in places and really anthemic and stirring in others. Oliver shaw- An ex Garage Flower now in solo mode, just him and acoustic guitar, pretty unique actually, echoes Kurt cobain on the unplugged album but with a trad brit folk slant. good of its kind Eryx London-Moody Female fronted electro psych rock nods to the Kills and the edgier side of P.j harvey also Nobleses Oblige, dark broody and intense for sure, has decent hooks though. Woodley Taylor- Sensitive, emotive troubadour, dealing  melodic, mature pop somewhere between Pink Floyd and Dire Straits although also some Beatles/Oasis melodys, fine work.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£6/£5 on the door
Fri 29 Sep
999- Nick Cash, Guy Days, Pablo Labritain, Arturo Bassick hit the mojo riddled Dublin Castle stage again, last time they were awesome so don’t miss their long anticipated return. For those of you living under the punk n roll equivalent of a stone (a Rolling Stone?) 999 were/are a fantastic first generation punk act with an amazing array of punk pop material that touches on glam and rhythm n blues in part but always has the visceral high energy you’d expect and is ripe and rich with tunes tunes tunes. Nasty Nasty, Emergency, Homicide, Crime et al… Morgellons– Signed to Flicknife Records the excellent Morgellons are totally worth catching ya get me- a blend of Killing Joke, Joy Division and The Ruts with a deep and dark urgency all their own. Proper. Snide – buzzsaw punk rock from the Kentish badlands.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 30 Sep
Mike Spenser And The Cannibals- Happy (recent) Birthday- and yes it’s a significant one- to Mike Spenser, the undisputed King Of Trash, John Peel fave rave (early Cannibals’ classic 45 ‘Good Guys’ -Big Cock Records 1978– was in Peel’s infamous 7 inch singles box, the one he’d grab if his house was on fire- some of us of a certain vintage recall him punishing the fabulous flip ‘Nothing Takes The Place Of You’ endlessly on his classic Radio 1 night-time shows ) and hey Mike is also a rocknroll radio pioneer, working internationally in the medium, reviving the high seas pirate radio culture and launching the remarkable Trash Can Radio on DAB. Thus- Cannibalfest! The Cannibals have been kicking up punk dirt for over 40 years in one form or another, and numerous Cannibalistic alumni will be alighting the stage tonight to celebrate with Mr S. Mike once fronted Chiswick Records biker pub/punkers The CounBishops, roadied for the New York Dolls in their pomp and wears Lux Interior’s ring. He’s goddammn rocknroll royalty. Sad to report it will be the Cannibals Farewell gig after 41 years but the mantra is ‘Forever Trash!’ Cannibals from past to present  come and join the fun. Jonah Gold and his Silver Apples– Purveyors of pure garage gold Jonah and his firm, fleshy fruits outta Germany will be providing peerless support tonight.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£7.50 in advance
Sat 14 Oct
Crisis
 + The Satellites
 + Annabollic Steroids
Crisis are back, well some of them at least!…and this is the first London gig by Crisis since 1980…Formed in 1977 with the lineup of Phrazer (vocals), Lester Jones (lead guitar), Douglas Pearce (guitar), Tony Wakeford (bass) and Insect Robin the Cleaner (drums) their debut single, “No Town Hall”, was released in 1978 on Action Group Records. Their November 1978 Peel Session for BBC Radio 1 was released as the “UK 79” 7″ single in 1979 on the Ardkor label. The remaining two Peel Session songs were posthumously issued by Ardkor in 1981 as “Alienation”.  After performing their last show, supporting Magazine and Bauhaus in their hometown of Guildford in Surrey on 10 May 1980, the band broke up. A recording of the final show was released in 2008 as the Ends! CD. Now in 2017, 40 years on, Crisis have reformed with a line-up of Tony Wakeford – Bass, Vocals; Luke Rendle – Drums; Clive Giblin – Lead Guitar, Vocals; Mark Geraghty – Rhythm Guitar, Pete Fordham – Vocals. Hymns of Faith for all!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Thu 19 Oct
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
Doors from 7.15
£6/£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, Polyfst 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, David Live (@DavidLiveUK), Youth (Killing Joke/The Orb/The Fireman),  The Vapors, Gary Clail, Melanie Williams (Sub Sub) , Knox (The Vibrators), Beautiful People, Do.inique iver, The Brakes, The Shakespearos w/ Tug (Basement Jaxx), Dust Junkys Collective (Nicky Tunes), The Homosexuals, Bobbie Peru, Then Jerico, You The Living – with Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow, Wow, Republica), Imagination Feat. Errol Kennedy, Dead Audio Saints, The Stems (Ex The Fall, Pixies, Gorilla, Elbow), Linda Lewis, Celeste (Poly Styrene’s Daughter), Saffron- Republica, The Gonads, Mankind (Dr Who), Nick Aslam, Dead Audio Saints…….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 5
£20 on the door
£20 in advance
Sat 28 Oct
Kingz of Leon
 + Paul Ziepe
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
Dublin Castle

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

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£13 in advance
Fri 10 Nov
The Joneses (play the music of The Smiths)
 + Louis Antoniou
 + Luke Martin
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

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Sat 11 Nov
Steel City Smokes The Smoke with...
 + Bedroom High Club
 + Malarkey Affair + Kicklips
 + Maribels + Meadows
 + Worthless Motivation + Keyframe
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.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
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.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
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

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 9 Dec
The Vibrators
 + Steve Hooker
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.
Dublin Castle

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