Hailu Mergia

Thursday 15 August 2019 | TICKETS

Bixiga 70

Wednesday 31 July 2019 | TICKETS

Ned Doheny

Thursday 25 July 2019 | TICKETS

Macy Gray

Friday 19 July + Saturday 20 July 2019 | TICKETS

Huun-Huur-Tu

Thursday 18 July + Wednesday 17 July 2019 | TICKETS

Jul 01

Ireland: A Survivor’s guide

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5 Star Trip advisor-rated comedy sketch show. A hilarious, energetic, inventive guide to Irish history and culture for all the family.

[ Monday to Friday from 1st of July to 2nd of August ]

This 5 star tripadvisor-rated comedy sketch show is a rollercoaster guide to Irish people, culture and customs using physical comedy, audience interaction and a box of strange props. Sketches include: The Complete History of Ireland in 7 minutes, An Interactive Game of Hurling, A Guide to Irish Music, and many more. This inventive, energetic show is ideal entertainment for the whole family with physical comedy for younger audiences and plenty of satirical comment for the adults. Join Dublin’s finest performers at at Dublin’s coolest music venue- The Sugar Club for afternoon performances.

Showtimes and booking available at www.irelandsurvivorsguide.com | Booking information: irelandasurvivorsguide@gmail.com

Ireland: A Survivor’s guide
Jul 19

Macy Gray [ 2nd Show ]

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[ Tickets on sale Friday 26th April 10am ]

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For over 20 years, Macy Gray has gained acclaim globally on the music scene. This R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, is best known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday. With over 25 million record sales worldwide, Gray has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 1999 CD, On How Life Is. That musical calling card spawned the classic single “I Try,” and both the CD and single were massive global hits which kicked off a streak of success including two Grammys, two MTV awards and a thriving acting career. Her 10th studio LP, Ruby, was released in fall of 2018.

Audiences will feel that too as she brings the record to life nightly in Europe on her 2018 tour. In the end, RUBY represents Macy Gray at her most passionate, poetic, and powerful.

“I hope that I can make them smile and make them reflect. I love when fans reach out with stories of how I’ve inspired, influenced them, or helped them get through a moment in their life. I want them to take away sincerity, honesty and authenticity. I’m hopeful that I am providing them with something that is meaningful and thoughtful. I’m still looking at how I can contribute more artistically and as a human. This is one way.” - Macy Gray.

Macy Gray [ 2nd Show ]
Jul 20

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Macy Gray

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A gifted songwriter and dazzlingly singular singer, Macy Gray has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 1999 CD, On How Life Is. That musical calling card spawned the classic single “I Try,” and both the CD and single were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes two Grammys, two MTV awards, over 15 million units sold, and a thriving acting career.

What awards and sales figures fail to illustrate is the depth and breadth of Macy’s artistry. In an industry that is increasingly stifling of real artists, she’s forged her own vision, creating music that leaps genre barriers from experimental soul to alternative rock, from retro-disco to hip-hop. Her artistic integrity and innovativeness has won her fans across the world, including artists such as John Frusciante, Erykah Badu, Gang Starr, Mos Def, and Pharoah Monche, all of whom have collaborated with her.

Macy Gray
Jul 22

Venture Presents

Binkbeats

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Venture Proudly Presents

BINKBEATS

A multi-instrumentalist who plays 50 instruments live!

Frank Wienk spent a good chunk of his lifetime studying the relationship between object and sound. Predominantly, his well-honed and peerless prowess of virtually any type of drum or percussion instrument served the artistic vision of others. As Binkbeats, Wienk snowballs his wide-eyed relationship to sound into a fully-formed, highly personal brainchild.

Binkbeats previously made his mark with the Beats Unraveled series, which found him translating such paragons as Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin and J. Dilla to acoustic, tangible realms. And impressively enough, Beats Unraveled achieved this feat without sacrificing the amorphous nature of the respective original works. Utilizing a vast collection of instruments – ranging from vibraphone, guzheng (Chinese harp) and yes, even typewriters – Wienk rapidly gained an impromptu following. To him, however, Beats Unraveled marked an exploratory phase of how to recreate certain sounds with his own instruments and gear.

Now composing his original material, Wienk began stretching his sonic purview beyond just his vast array of percussion, and completely disregarding any parameters. As a matter of fact, the first creative spark arose by bringing harmonics and voice into the mix. As a result, Binkbeats has become Wienk’s beautiful limbo where his influences bleed into each other freely, intuitively and fearlessly.

Cavernous, four-to-the-floor club sprawlers, widescreen pop euphoria and brooding drone workouts all orbit Binkbeats’ all-embracing vision. The common thread of it all: to spawn something surreal out of the earthly. On stage, Wienk naturally surrounds himself with a dazzling amount of toys, instruments and gear: a physical performance that ranges from daredevil to introspective, exploring a nexus of possibilities.

Binkbeats, with its confluence of aural whims, is – remarkably so – the work of one individual.

Plus some special guests

Binkbeats
Jul 24

Little Hours

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Donegal’s finest Little Hours emerges from his studio bunker, blinking in the summer sunshine, with news of a fresh headline show in Dublin.

Little Hours aka John Doherty will be bringing his band to The Sugar Club for one night only on Wednesday 24th July.

He has been beavering away at new music with producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, Soak) at Attica Audio in the wilds of Derryveagh. Fans can expect an announcement about new Little Hours music in the near future.

Little Hours will play the Sound House on Wednesday 24th July with tickets from €18 on sale Wednesday 19th June at 10am

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Little Hours
Jul 25

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Ned Doheny

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A key member of the California soft rock scene in the 70’s, Ned Doheny reached cult status thanks to his 1976 album Hard Candy which featured anthemic numbers such as ‘Get It Up For Love’, ‘To Prove My Love’ and ‘A Love Of Your Own’.

Ned Doheny is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist from Malibu, California who has recorded five albums as well as performed on many albums by other artists including Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles, J.D. Souther, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne, with whom he was once in a band. Ned Doheny now lives in Silverlake, California.

Though often categorized as a West Coast artist because of his Los Angeles roots and association with other West Coast artists, Doheny’s music defies exact categorization, being variously described as pop, funk, jazz and AOR. He’s been compared to Steely Dan and the Eagles.

Ned Doheny
Jul 26

An Evening with Shaun Ryder

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An Evening with Shaun Ryder will have an interview with the man himself followed by a Q&A with thew audience, followed by a Manchester/Hacienda Style party until the wee hours..


One of the few truly iconic British frontmen of recent times, the inspirational Shaun William Ryder has haphazardly but enthusiastically blazed a trail that many have followed. Now for the first time, the greatest moments from a career like no other have been made available on one album. “XXX – Thirty Years Of Bellyaching” is released on 13 December 2010 by Rhino. Ryder himself said, “It’s been an interesting journey, people have always bet against me but I guess that now I’ve reached this point I’ve proved them wrong. I’ve had a colourful life played out in the tabloids, but music’s always come first and it’s great to pull it all together here.”

Renowned for his wit and swagger at the helm of the seminal Happy Mondays as they ram-raided the charts with a slew of classic singles, it was Ryder who encapsulated the anarchic humour at the band’s heart. Formed in 1980, the band comprised Ryder, brother Paul on bass, guitarist Mark Day, Paul Davis on keys, drummer Gaz Whelan and, latterly, the irrepressible Bez. Releasing their first single through Factory in 85 – after winning a battle of the bands at The Hacienda - the Mondays defined an era. When the band split in 1992, he returned – Bez in tow - with the exuberant Black Grape in 1995, immediately scoring a number one album with ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight’. After the second Black Grape album ‘Stupid Stupid Stupid’ fared less well, the band folded in 1998. 1999 saw the Happy Mondays get back together for a year, before imploding again.

Ryder’s next move confounded many; in 2001 he appeared on Russell Watson’s debut album performing with the tenor on ‘Barcelona’. In 2004 the Happy Mondays reformed again [and still perform on occasion]. In 2005 he recorded ‘Dare’ with Gorillaz for their gigantic debut album ‘Demon Days’. This was followed in 2007 by a new Happy Mondays album ‘Uncle Dysfunctional’.

“XXX – Thirty Years Of Bellyaching” collects together, for the first time, the remarkable output of a truly maverick creative character. An anti-hero in the classic British mould who has been paid his dues and been taken to a nation’s heart, Shaun William Ryder is a true one off, and this album celebrates him.

An Evening with Shaun Ryder
Jul 27

Bing Bang Festival of Rhythm

Muleketu; Brazilian Samba night

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A night of Brazilian Rhythms with Mulêketú and Forró Namangaia!

Formed in 1998, Mulêketú are widely regarded as the best samba reggae band outside Brasil. Based in Paris, with over 50 percussionists, they have brought the heartbeat of Bahia to the streets of Paris for over a decade. Fusing samba reggae, maracatu, funk and the drum throwing acrobatics of the famous Pelourinho drummers (Olodum, Ile Aiye). This will be their 5th visit to Dublin and a rare chance to see The Sugar Club turned into a proper carnival-esque session!
Also on the bill are Brazilian five piece Forró Namangaia who have passion for upbeat, authentic and genuine Forró music from the north of Brazil.
Stay on for late night club!

If you want to learn from them, come to their workshop Saturday morning 10.30am Dance House Foley St

Muleketu; Brazilian Samba night
Jul 31

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Bixiga 70

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€20.00 + Booking fee

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São Paulo’s acclaimed 10-piece instrumental collective return for their 4th album. Urban Afro-Brazilian grooves, empowered horn-driven melodicism and massive dance floor inspiration. One of South America’s most exhilarating musical propositions.

​Almost four centuries after the first slave ships loaded their cargoes and set sail, the connection between Brazil and West Africa remains firm and deep. It was African slaves who created the culture of Brazil in all its sorrows and its joys, and those memories have flowed down through the generations. Africa is everywhere in Brazil, and it pulses through the music on Quebra Cabeça (Puzzle), Bixiga 70’s second studio album for Glitterbeat, where two continents dance together across the black Atlantic.

Bixiga 70
Aug 01

Konenki - Renewal of life

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Konenki - Renewal of life

This is the Japanese definition of what we call Menopause.

There is a damaging stigma surrounding menopause in Western society that plays a role in how we as women value ourselves. It plays a role in how we interpret and experience ageing. Whether it be a lack of focused expertise, media representation, cultural reproach, or general bias, there’s still a dark shadow surrounding menopause.

Konenki will be a unique event, raising the voices of young and older women attempting to lift the sense of shame and the silence around a natural occurrence in life while also exploring the sense of empowerment that menopause can bring.

The night will include a short theatre piece written by Noelle Brown, followed by a sitting room style warm and intimate panel discussion hosted by radio DJ Emma Nolan. Savage tunes to follow provided by DJ Tara Stewart.

Our panel will include:

Esteemed journalist and activist Una Mullally, menopause and life coach Catherine O’Keefe, founder of My Second Spring Aisling Grimley, founder and CEO of The Menopause Hub Loretta Dignam and endocrinologist and leading consultant in hormone therapy, Donal O’Shea.

All proceeds are in aid of The Irish Association for Cancer Research.

01/08/19

Tickets €12.50 including booking fee available from Sugar Club website

Doors 7.30pm

Konenki - Renewal of life
Aug 09

George Michael Tribute

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Amazing George Michael Tribute

George Michael & Wham! classics..
With Live Band featuring James Bermingham on Vocals

George Michael Tribute
Aug 10

Presented by ChoiceCuts

The Black Seeds

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Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest bands and with a solid foothold in Europe and North America, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation on the back of mulit-platinum selling albums, and a masterful live show that has been filling dance floors across the globe for over a decade.

While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band over a decade ago, The Black Seeds’ sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundations. It’s “contemporary groove music with influences from soul, funk and reggae rhythms – and even rock on the new album,” explains guitarist/vocalist Barnaby Weir.

Described recently by the German Rolling Stone as ‘The best reggae band in the world right now’, The Black Seeds supremely danceable live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go making the band a regular fixture at the world’s leading music festivals.

The Black Seeds
Aug 15

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Hailu Mergia

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€17.50 + Booking Fee

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Master accordionist and veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist, originally from Ethiopia returns to perform is hypnotic music with his band.

An innovative Ethiopian keyboardist, accordionist, and bandleader, Hailu Mergia rose to prominence in the early ‘70s fronting the Walias Band, an instrumental funk and jazz ensemble and fixture of the Addis Ababa hotel circuit. Immigrating to the U.S. in the early ‘80s, Mergia issued a series of homemade solo releases while working as a taxi driver, later rediscovered by the Awesome Tapes from Africa label, whose reissues in the 2010s helped him mount a successful late-career surge that resulted in the 2018 comeback album Lala Belu.

Hailu Mergia
Aug 16

Bobby Mc performs Take me to the Alley - A Night of Gregory Porter

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Take me to the alley - A night of Gregory Porter

From his first album ‘Water’ to his most recent release ‘Nat King Cole and me’, come and enjoy a night full of Gregory’s best songs.

As well as all the hits, you’ll also hear some of his unique covers that he has performed over the years.

Accompanied by a full live band, Irish Jazz singer Bobby Mc will pay tribute to Porter with his own take on his beautifully melodic music.

Gregory’s first gig in Ireland was in The Sugar Club back in 2013, what a perfect venue for a tribute to him and his music.

Bobby Mc performs Take me to the Alley - A Night of Gregory Porter
Aug 23

Harvest - A Tribute to Neil Young

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Harvest, Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute band, will host two very special shows at the Sugar Club in Dublin on Fri 23rd & Sat 24th August 2019.

Harvest will be performing Neil Young’s classic albums “After The Gold Rush” and “Harvest” in their entirety, followed by a selection of greatest hits and favourites.

Arguably Young’s most popular records, “Gold Rush” and “Harvest” contain the gems “Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “The Needle And The Damage Done”, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and the rocking “Southern Man”.

Fans will get to hear songs that Neil Young himself has rarely played - “There’s A World”, “Alabama”, “Cripple Creek Ferry” and “Till The Morning Comes”.

The band will perform “After The Gold Rush” on Fri 23rd August and “Harvest” on Sat 24th.

Each performance will be followed by a selection of greatest hits and fan favourites, a lottery of classics songs such as “Helpless”, “Ohio”, “Harvest Moon”, “Like A Hurricane”, “Cortez The Killer”, “Down By The River” & “Rockin’ In The Free World”, to mention but a few.

Don’t miss these passionate renditions of two of Neil Young’s best loved records, by Ireland’s finest Neil Young tribute, at the Sugar Club in Dublin on Fri 23rd and Sat 24th August 2019.

If you like Neil Young, you will love Harvest.

Harvest - A Tribute to Neil Young
Aug 24

Harvest - A Tribute to Neil Young Saturday 24th Aug

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€20 – €35

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Harvest, Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute band, will host two very special shows at the Sugar Club in Dublin on Fri 23rd & Sat 24th August 2019.

Harvest will be performing Neil Young’s classic albums “After The Gold Rush” and “Harvest” in their entirety, followed by a selection of greatest hits and favourites.

Arguably Young’s most popular records, “Gold Rush” and “Harvest” contain the gems “Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “The Needle And The Damage Done”, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and the rocking “Southern Man”.

Fans will get to hear songs that Neil Young himself has rarely played - “There’s A World”, “Alabama”, “Cripple Creek Ferry” and “Till The Morning Comes”.

The band will perform “After The Gold Rush” on Fri 23rd August and “Harvest” on Sat 24th.

Each performance will be followed by a selection of greatest hits and fan favourites, a lottery of classics songs such as “Helpless”, “Ohio”, “Harvest Moon”, “Like A Hurricane”, “Cortez The Killer”, “Down By The River” & “Rockin’ In The Free World”, to mention but a few.

Don’t miss these passionate renditions of two of Neil Young’s best loved records, by Ireland’s finest Neil Young tribute, at the Sugar Club in Dublin on Fri 23rd and Sat 24th August 2019.

If you like Neil Young, you will love Harvest.

Harvest - A Tribute to Neil Young Saturday 24th Aug
Aug 28

Presented by ChoiceCuts

King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band

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King Yellowman has an incredible history in Reggae music. His upbringing at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston and being albino in Jamaica were two obstacles the he overcame and went on to be (at one time) the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley.

The rudest Dancehall toaster of the 1980s, Jamaica’s albino son Yellowman made as many enemies as fans with his controversial, often overtly sexist (if tongue in cheek) lyrics. Now back on the Ragga scene, singing at a slightly slower pace, Yellowman’s witticisms are as cheeky, spirited and intelligent as ever, and delivered with his customary sharp, melodic style.

King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band
Sep 08

Lady Barbalade & The Newfangled Four

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Reigning queens of Irish Barbershop, Lady Barbalade are celebrating their Irish Association of Barbershop Singers Gold Medal year by partnering with world-famous quartet, The Newfangled Four to bring their exciting brand of Barbershop singing around the country this September. The Newfangled Four, America’s comedy sweethearts, are currently ranked 6th in the world. These young men hail from California, and with their brilliant comedy combined with their sublime voices, they are one of the best loved barbershop groups in the world.

The flagship event of their 5-date tour will feature Irish Association of Barbershop Singers Female Chorus Champions 2018, Blingmasters. This sparkling group of ladies dedicate their time to fabulous dresses and even more fabulous singing. Formed in 2018 by Rebecca Gilbert of Lady Barbalade, the ladies of Blingmasters sing, dance and entertain and are sure to bring a smile to any audience, young or old.

We are also delighted to feature the multi-award-winning 4 In A Bar. One of Ireland’s best loved vocal acts, these gents sing everything from current chart toppers, to old Irish melodies, and much more. With many songs arranged for them by their own Eoin Conway, these gents are a treat not to miss.

Come along and enjoy a wonderful evening of song, dance and laughs. We look forward to seeing you there!

www.blingmasters.ie

www.newfangledfour.com

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Lady Barbalade & The Newfangled Four
Sep 11

Presented by Music Network

Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ní Chróinín

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Tara Breen, fiddle

Laoise Kelly, harp

Josephine Marsh, accordion

Nell Ní Chróinín, voice

Music Network brings together four leading traditional musicians to pool their considerable talents, and the results are even greater than the sum of the parts. Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh and Nell Ní Chróinín have been setting the bar high as performers, both at home and around the globe.

Name-checking Danú, Kate Bush, The Chieftains and Christy Moore amongst their collaborators, and with Presidents Obama, Clinton, Higgins and the Queen as audience members, these artists have a quiet authority that comes with true mastery and understanding of their music and heritage. Dedicated and passionate, theyll lead audiences through a programme of traditional tunes and songs, and for good measure, into a new Music Network commission by Josephine, a gifted tunesmith. This is a warm and intimate conversation of equals, one on which listeners are privileged to eavesdrop

Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ní Chróinín
Sep 12

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Jay Electronica

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Tickets go on sale Thursday 10am April 11th

From floating in the Dead Sea or better yet touching the Sphinx, standing on Mount Everest, praying with the Monks in India or traveling illegally into Mexico, all manifested not because of what he could pay or because of who he is but because he was seeking the answer to the most critical question that has been asked for centuries by Alchemist, Artist, Magi, Sages and Wizards “ What is truth?” The answer he found “ The truth is the best of what is in me, the best in us all”.

One of the most talked-about rappers of 2008, Jay Electronica built his reputation via the Internet and word of mouth, without so much as a single commercial release to his credit. Born Je’Ri Allah in 1976, he grew up in the Magnolia projects of New Orleans, where he lived until age 19. In the years that followed, he lived a nomadic lifestyle, moving back and forth between Atlanta, New York, Detroit, and Baltimore, among other cities. He adopted the Jay Electronica alias while living in Baltimore circa 2000. While in Detroit, he befriended associates of J Dilla, working closely with engineer Mike “Chav” Chavarria and collaborating with producer Denaun Porter (aka Mr. Porter). As a rapper, he distributed his recordings via the Internet, primarily his MySpace page. Among these Internet-circulated recordings, a few stood out and helped create a buzz: “Act 1,” an epic homemade rap over Jon Brion’s score for the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; “Bitches and Drugs,” a J Dilla production; “Extra Extra,” a Madlib production; and the StyleWars EP. The word of mouth didn’t hurt, either, as Erykah Badu, Just Blaze, Nas, and others spoke highly of Jay Electronica in the media. Moreover, Badu reportedly made him the first signee of her Control FreaQ Records label.

Jay Electronica