Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

Saturday 14 December 2019 | TICKETS

Scary Éire

Saturday 21 December 2019 | TICKETS

The Blindboy Podcast LIVE

Friday 3 January + Saturday 4 January + Sunday 5 January 2020 | TICKETS

Bronagh Gallagher

Wednesday 11 December 2019 | TICKETS

David O’Doherty’s Christmas Shows

Wednesday 18 December + Sunday 22 December + Saturday 23 November + Wednesday 1 January 2020 | TICKETS

Nov 21

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Dublin Podcast Festival: An Irishman Abroad

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General Admission- On Sale Monday 23rd November

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Jarlath Regan is an Irish comedian, writer, illustrator creator and host of the Irishman Abroad podcast. Since the age of 24 he has made his living performing standup across Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world including the Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago, Melbourne, New Zealand and Dubai Comedy Festivals. In 2013 he moved to London to perform standup. 6 months later he created the award winning Irishman Abroad podcast series. The collection of in-depth, long-form interviews with will known Irish emigrants and people of Irish heritage has earned rave reviews from The Guardian, Telegraph and Irish Times, and has featured Hozier, Sharon Horgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Chris O’Dowd, Sir Terry Wogan, Glen Hansard, Aidan Gillen, Sonia O’Sullivan, Boy George, Dylan Moran, Lisa Hannigan, Graham Linehan and many many more. It is listened to by more than one million people worldwide. Jarlath has staged live episodes of the podcast at the Dublin Film Festival, Dublin Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Cork International Film Festival, Body & Soul Festival, London Irish Comedy Festival as well as a residency at the Museum Of Comedy in London.

“Could turn out to be the biggest thing since Ricky Gervais picked up a laptop”
The Telegraph

Dublin Podcast Festival: An Irishman Abroad
Nov 22

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Portico Quartet SOLD OUT

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Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, Mercury Prize nominated Portico Quartet have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of four lauded studio albums and one EP. From the band’s 2007 breakthrough ‘Knee-Deep in the North Sea’, and the John Leckie produced ‘Isla’ in 2010, to the self-titled recording ‘Portico Quartet’ in 2012 and the heralded Art In The Age Of Automation in August 2017 (and the companion EP Untitled (AITAOA #2) in April 2018) each album has seen the band expand its palate or explore new trajectories.

The band’s new album, Memory Streams, will be released on Gondwana Records this Autumn. Expect mesmeric new music that draws on their luminous past while pushing their trademark sound into exciting new places.

Portico Quartet SOLD OUT
Nov 23

Sean and Conor Price EP Release & CD Signing

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Sean and Conor Price Official EP release and CD signing.

The admission price includes a copy of What’s On my mind CD and signing with Sean and Conor.

Sean and Conor Price EP Release & CD Signing
Nov 23

Nubiyan Twist feat KOG and Ruby Wood (of Submotion Orchestra)

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Nubiyan Twist bring their high flying live show to The Sugar Club for their first Dublin show, featuring Ruby Wood (of Submotion Orchestra) and K.O.G (of Onipa and K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade).

Doors - 7:30pm

+Samba Rock Syndicate - 8pm

Nubiyan Twist - 9:30pm

Onipa (DJ set) - 11:30pm

Nubiyan Twist feat KOG and Ruby Wood (of Submotion Orchestra)
Nov 26

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Kitt Philippa

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Kitt Philippa (KP) has been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Huw Stephens, RTE 2FM, Today FM, Hotpress, The Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, CLASH, Earmilk, The 405, Nialler9 amongst others. BBC Entertainment News in their review of The Great Escape 2019 proclaimed, You can instantly hear why Hozier said “impressive is too weak a word” to describe their music.”

For Kitt Philippa the process of putting together their debut album has been one steeped in a desire to capture the push and pull of what it means to be human in 2019. As a result, thematically, ‘Human’ largely details what it is to struggle. With one eye focussed on the enormity of what this subject matter entails, the other is trained firmly on the smaller details, and how these coalesce to create significant experiences. It is this particular point – the clarity in the detail - that gives ‘Human’ its notable poignancy.

In the same way that the album musically shifts form – through contemplative slow-burns, swirling digital soundscapes, and rousing chorales – so too does the route through the record for the listener, as the outlines are drawn by overarching themes of love, burden, loss, time and place. It is deliberate in its direction but, like the unpredictability of life itself, is punctuated by unintentional moments that bring a ringing consequence to the album. ‘Fahrenheit’ for example, with the weight of its lyrics and intensity of their delivery, addresses the difficulties of interaction, while ‘Lion’s’ smouldering and touching portrayal of strength under the weight of adversity provide one of the album’s highlights. The resulting theme of mental health came along unintentionally – in the same way it can lurk in amongst the shadows of human emotion.

Elsewhere, Philippa’s talent for devastating songcraft and the conjuring of stark imagery are rarely more in evidence than on ‘Untitled’ and ‘Atlas’. Of ‘Untitled’, they say; “I had a specific image in my head of an older woman wearing a long, dark, heavy coat walking along a street in warm weather. She moved in a slow, measured way. The heat amplified the coat and there was something about its ability to physically conceal. It paralleled mental burdens that are hidden and carried. The end of the song is a prayer for the woman’s safety. The drone is a prominent feature of the track. They were present in a lot of early church chant music and can ground a piece of music like an anchor.” Similarly, ‘Atlas’ comes from a concerning visual scene in a dream, as Philippa continues, “The track knows fear and recognises the need for positive action. Life feels dangerous sometimes. Atlas looks to strength and source(s) of strength.”

Just one of ‘Human’s’ many outstanding qualities is its ability to challenge. It doesn’t claim to have all of the answers, but it asks the right questions as it makes emotive pleas, wrestles with feelings of isolation, and ultimately shows us how Kitt Philippa’s corner of the universe feels.

Kitt Philippa
Nov 27

Tunes From a Misspent Youth

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Tunes from a Misspent Youth are a four piece band made up of some of Ireland’s top session musicians. Collectively they have played, recorded and toured all over the world with artists such as Van Morrison, Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Clannad, Something Happens, Frances Black, Albert Hammond, Shane MacGowan, The Chieftains, Gilbert O Sullivan, Sinead O Connor, Jack L, Johnny McEvoy, Lisa Lambe, Ronnie Drew, Damien Dempsey & Paul Carrack to name just a few

The line up consists of:
John McLoughlin on Guitar & Vocals
Alan Connor on Guitar, Keys & Vocals
Nicky Scott on Bass & Vocals
Gerry Culloty on Drums & Vocals

The band formed in the summer of 2019 to play the songs they loved when growing up. This includes the music of: Ry Cooder, ZZ Top, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Rory Gallagher, Traveling Wilburys, Led Zeppelin, Focus, Thin Lizzy, JJ Cale, George Harrison, Little Village, Horslips, Pink Floyd & More.

Tunes From a Misspent Youth
Nov 29

Presented by Popcorn

Dirty Dancing Xmas Screening + Party

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A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. In 1963, “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn’t get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she’s bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee’s dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort’s floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny’s dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby’s father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings.

Movie Start at 9pm - 80’s Party starts at 11pm | €15 + booking fee includes free popcorn.

> Full bar, cocktails, table service, pizzas, popcorn and more.. The entry includes admission to 80s party afterwards.. <

Dirty Dancing Xmas Screening + Party
Dec 01

Do Go On Stand Up Show

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Doors: 6pm

Show Start: 6:30pm

Australian comedians Jess Perkins, Matt Stewart and Dave Warneke are coming to Dublin! While they’re in town they’re doing a rare stand up show together!

“Perkins commands any stage she’s on” - The Music

“One of the most purely funny comedians in Melbourne, Matt Stewart’s trademark bone-dry delivery belies a brain for comedy with few rivals.” - pedestrian.tv

“Dave Warneke is… ambitious, audacious and entertaining” - squirrelcomedy.com

Do Go On Stand Up Show
Dec 01

Do Go On

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After their completely sold out 2018 tour, the Do Go On podcast returns to the UK, and for the first time, Ireland! Melbourne podcasters Jess Perkins, Matt Stewart and Dave Warneke will travel a lifetime on a plane to the other side of the world to do what they do best… Take it in turns to report on a topic suggested by a listener. Previous podcast topics include: Dolly Parton, The Hindenburg, Lego, Andre The Giant, Star Wars, The Mona Lisa and over 190 other subjects.

*Seating in the venue is limited and unreserved. Buying a ticket does not guarantee a seat, as seating is first come, first served

Do Go On
Dec 03

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Sion Hill

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General Admission - on sale Wednesday 14 August 10am
€13 including booking fee

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Irish artist Sion Hill is proving that Niall Horan and Bressie aren’t the only musical talent to come out of Mullingar. Singer-songwriter Nathan Johnston began writing and recording music in his teens and started playing with various bands in bars and coffeehouses across Dublin.

He moved to Berlin in 2016, adopting the name ‘Sion Hill’, as a homage to his Irish roots.

Now living in London, his new single “Fuel Kids”, released via Warner Music Germany, has already been featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday UK’ and ‘A Perfect Day’ playlists.

Summer 2019 has seen Sion Hill tour various music festivals across Germany and Ireland, including the recent Indie19 and All Together Now.

He has also supported the likes of; A-ha, Jim James, St. Paul & the Broken bones, Alice Merton, Lilly Among Clouds & Peter Doherty (of Babyshambles; The Libertines to name a few.

Sion Hill
Dec 06

Sound of the Sixties - A Tribute to Motown

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The Motown record label defined the sound of the 60’s. The Detroit music company produced hit after hit: Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Marvelettes and many more. Producing a unique blend of Soul and Pop loved by audiences the world over. Writers like Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson expertly crafting the songs, gave the label its own genre and trademark -The Motown Sound.


On the 6th December, our 5 singers will return to the Sugar Club stage to recreate the classic sound that went on to influence generations to come. Expect a night of captivating performances, classic hits from your favourite artists of the time, a 12-piece backing band to accompany our singers taking the audience back to the decade it all began.

Sound of the Sixties - A Tribute to Motown
Dec 08

R.E.S.P.E.C.T - A Tribute to The Queen Of Soul

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Irelands Top Female Vocalists are bringing you a Night of Incredible Music from the one and only Aretha Franklin, along with some other influential queens of soul for International Women’s Day

Accompanied by The Prestigious Firm Big Band , this is a show not to be missed!

R.E.S.P.E.C.T - A Tribute to The Queen Of Soul
Dec 09

Alchemy - Winter Song

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Following their hugely popular Sounds of Summer at The Set Theatre and their guest appearance at the 2019 Dublin Bowie Festival, the all-female sextet ALCHEMY make their Sugar Club début on Monday, 9th December.

WINTER SONG - a relaxed evening of rock and pop classics, all sung in the unique Alchemy style, plus some of your seasonal favourites.

Alchemy: Claire Staunton, Kevina Hayes, Maria Hallinan, Niamh Breen, Nicola Brennan and Sarah Brennan, with special guests, Aidan Byrne and Michael Hayes.

Musical Director/Piano: Christine Scarry

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Alchemy - Winter Song
Dec 11

Bronagh Gallagher

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Bronagh Gallagher is a singer, songwriter, and actress from Northern Ireland.

At the age of 17 she was cast as Bernie McGloughlin in Alan Parker’s The Commitments. Since then her music has alternated with film roles (Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Sherlock Holmes) plus theatre work (Girl From The North Country, War Horse, The Street Of Crocodiles) and TV drama (Pramface, The Street, You Me And the Apocalypse). Bronagh is represented by hamiltonhodell.co.uk

Bronagh maintains a special place for singing, writing, producing and performing her music. Her first album was the Meteor-nominated ‘Precious Soul’, followed by her second album ‘Bronagh Gallagher’.

Bronagh and her band have just released their third album ‘Gather Your Greatness’ and are currently on tour.

Bronagh Gallagher
Dec 14

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

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THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS Fatlip and Slimkid3 perform “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde” and “Labcabinacalifornia”

BIZARRE RIDE II THE PHARCYDE“ feat. FATLIP & Slimkid3 performing the platin album in its entirety plus a medley of all the classic Hits. This is a live show with full power and all the classic hits

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
Dec 15

Standback Bring You- Saint Nicks Christmas Show

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We promise you a not so silent night! Calling all our Gypsies its time to celebrate our queen in style with a good old fashioned Christmas Party. The most authentic tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks you will ever see! The only show of its kind in Europe don’t miss the chance to experience this amazing production for one night only.

This show has received 5-star reviews across the board since its inception, catching the attention of the Irish media and receiving worldwide praise.

‘Im astounded by the voice, I really am. I just close my eyes and I can see the top hat’- Marty Miller- Radio Nova

Book your tickets now & experience the magic of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac that can only be brought to you by StandBack The Stevie Nicks Experience. Christmas shawls and top hats mandatory!!!

Standback Bring You- Saint Nicks Christmas Show
Dec 16

Presented by MCD

The Slacker Podcast: Phil Taggart in Conversation with The Coronas

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The Slacker Podcast started a year ago and since starting has topped the podcast charts throughout UK and Ireland. It’s hosted by Radio 1 Irish man Phil Taggart. Each week a different musical guest joins Phil to play through an early demo or performance. From the demo the podcast often digressed into topics spanning from music to life and all the controversies and tribulations between. Come to The Sugar Club on Dec 16th to see the podcast live with Dublin group The Coronas

The Slacker Podcast: Phil Taggart in Conversation with The Coronas
Dec 18

David O’Doherty Christmas Show #1

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Show starts 8pm

David ‘Doherty is bringing his Christmas Shows to the Sugar Club on the 18th, 22nd & 23rd December and 1st & 2nd January!

Having scaled the heights of telemarketing and temping, David O’Doherty first stepped on stage at Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1998.

In 1999 he won the Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award for new comedians and was runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards.

David O’Doherty is the stage name of David O’Doherty: comedian, flanneur and 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medalist.

David O’Doherty Christmas Show #1
Dec 19

Sing Along Social Christmas Special

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The Sing Along Social are so excited to be once again partnering with our great friends at Joyful Noise - an inclusive community music project predominantly attended by young adults with an intellectual disability - to bring you our annual Christmas Sing Along Social Special.

Join The Craic Mechanics on Thursday 19th of December at The Sugar Club on Leeson Street in Dublin’s city centre for an evening of wholesome craic seasoned with a bit of seasonal cheer and joyful singing.

Tickets are €20 + booking fee, and 100% of the income from online ticket sales will be donated to Joyful Noise. In 2019, you helped us raise €2745.80 for Joyful Noise. This year, we’re aiming for €3k plus. These funds will help support their program of weekly choir practices.

Sing Along Social Christmas Special
Dec 21

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Scary Éire Live

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General Admission - on sale Friday 27 September

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Tickets on sale 10am Friday 27th Sept

“One of the greatest live acts in Irish music history, Mek and co’s gigs at Dublin’s Barnstormers were the stuff of legend, and they also supported the likes of U2, Madness, Beastie Boys, and House of Pain.” RTE

Formed in 1990, Scary Éire, are Irelands pioneering hip hop outfit. Their music is a melting pot of styles, blending together hip hop, reggae, jazz, punk, ska, and traditional Irish.

Scary Éire Live