Blindboy Paxton

Friday 24 May + Saturday 25 May + Sunday 26 May 2019 | TICKETS

Cedric Burnside

Wednesday 29 May 2019 | TICKETS

Roy Ayers

Saturday 29 June 2019 | TICKETS

Moonlight Benjamin

Sunday 14 July 2019 | TICKETS

Tau & The Drones of Praise

Saturday 25 May 2019 | TICKETS

May 25

Tau & The Drones of Praise

11:00PM
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2:00AM

General Admission

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4/5 The Irish Times

“New single ‘Craw’ is a potent case in point. Featuring a sublime video, co-directed with Kyle Ferguson (who also filmed and edited the accompaniment), it’s a song that traces the dense mythos of home, belonging and the past, as well as the duality of existing within the confines (both good and bad) of the modern world. Don’t hesitate to file this tale – along with the images that mirror the incommunicable essence of it all so well – under “vital”.”
* The Thin Air

Tau & The Drones of Praise
May 26

An Evening with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton | 26.05

7:30PM
to
10:30PM

General Admission
€20.00 + Booking Fee

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Join us in celebrating heritage, culture, the blues, comedy and some of the best musicianship you are likely to see on a night out. Although still in his 20s, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920’s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast.

Jerron performed to a sold out audience at the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and other stars. It is no exaggeration to say that Paxton made a huge impression. In the two years since his incredible performance at that star-studded show in one of the world’s great concert houses, Paxton’s own star has been rising fast. He opened for Buddy Guy at B.B. Kings in NYC; for Robert Cray at the Reading PA Blues Festival, and performed at numerous other festivals including: Woodford Folk Festival & Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia; Calgary Folk Festival in Canada; Jewel City Jam in Huntington WV; Freihofers Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs FL; Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-The Hudson NY; Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville AR: Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK., Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival in Ireland; and headlined the 2017 Brooklyn Folk Festival.

This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He’s a world-class talent and a uniquely colorful character that has been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine and the Village Voice, and has been interviewed on FOX News. Paxton’s sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and “Blind” Lemon Jefferson. According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is “virtually the only music-maker of his generation—playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements—to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s.”

An Evening with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton | 26.05
May 28

An Evening with Alan McGee

7:30PM
to
9:30PM

General Admission
€20

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Alan McGee: one of the most important names of the British music industry of the last 30 years will be doing an exclusive Q&A session in The Sugar Club Dublin on May 28th.

Alan McGee is the outspoken, maverick genius behind the mighty Creation Records and has worked with some of the most significant bands of the last 30 years including Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and The Libertines to name but a few. Alan still manages a number of bands including The Happy Mondays and CAST and recently launched his new record label Creation 23 because he says he ‘wants to put out records again’.

Alan McGee was the firebrand spirit who signed bands on instinct, risking bankruptcy. Despite this, Creation had an astonishing run of artistically and commercially successful acts, breaking through with the Jesus and Mary Chain in 1985 and continuing with Primal Scream, the House of Love, My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Teenage Fanclub, before signing Oasis in 1993.

Alan will be interviewed by Robert Fiddaman before a short Q & A session with the audience. Robert is a music historian, author, broadcaster and the founder of the Britpop Store and Britpop TV.

Mods “Marquis Drive” will be opening the event, featuring Leon Harrison (Ocean Colour Scene) expect to tap your feet and nod your heads - this band will leave you wanting more. Their most recent single Move On has amassed almost 150,000 streams on Spotify alone.

An Evening with Alan McGee
May 29

Cedric Burnside

8:00PM
to
11:00PM

General Admission
€20 + Booking fee

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The 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner, as well as delta musicians T-Model Ford and Paul “Wine” Jones.

Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s latest album offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar, recording 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio in a rush of creativity.

Cedric Burnside isn’t content with just making it through. On Benton County Relic, he brings the blues alive for a new generation of fans weaned on the likes of White Stripes and the Black Keys. And why not? That’s all he’s ever known.

Cedric Burnside
May 31

Soul Fusion Presents

Motown 60

7:30PM
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2:30AM

General Admission

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Join us for the most soulful party ever to hit Dublin. 3 rooms of dancing covering the full range of Motown & soul music, from rare vinyl records to house music edits from Reverend P & a movie paying homage to possibly the greatest unknown band.

- STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN - THE MOVIE

- REVEREND P: Dj/Producer behind Motown Party. Spinnin tunes in Paris most exclusive clubs such as Le Palace, Les Bains Douche & What’s up bar. He naturally slided to soulful house & classics, performin’ at Queen, Bus Palladium, Nirvana. He spun in New York clubs such as Shelter (invited by Timmy Regisford), Cielo (invited by Louie Vega), Avalon, nublu, Saphire & Pink Elephant (with the Animal House Crew) resident DJ of Club Djoon & Motown Party for almost 11 years.

- BUBBLES/WHAT IS SOUL: Dublin Soul boys Paul Davis & John Dunne, 2 of Ireland’s finest collectors of Soul music on Vinyl. They single-handedly keep the soul/mod scene on fire with their club nights. These boys fill a dance floor from early doors. Catch them in the sidebar, a journey deep into the archives of Motown & Tamala Records. Every bit of wax they spin fills the floor.

- REBIRTH OF COOL: Motown was more than just music…the style, the sharp look, the haircuts. It was a way of life. Eamon & Crew keep Dublin looking Soulfully Dapper with their clobber down in Temple Bars clothing emporium. They will keep things soulfully sweet out on the decking with crates of rare soul vinyl wax.

Motown 60
Jun 01

Tottenham V Liverpool -  UEFA Champions League Final

5:30PM
to
10:00PM

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info@thesugarclub.com

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Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain.

Kick Off 8pm

Please e-mail info@thesugarclub.com to reserve/confirm attendance.

Serving Beer, Pizza, Wine, Cocktails and more!

Tottenham V Liverpool -  UEFA Champions League Final
Jun 01

Telephones & District Magazine Forbidden Fruit Afterparty

10:30PM
to
3:00AM

General Admission

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Nabihah Iqbal DJ Set (Ninja Tune / NTS)

Papa Lou (Telephones)

Burner Records ‘Side Room Cypher’ w/ 20+ Irish Hip Hop MCs

District DJs

Telephones & District Magazine Forbidden Fruit Afterparty
Jun 05

Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres - with guests Dermot Byrne & Martin Nolan

8:00PM
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10:30PM

General Admission

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Experience the magic of this phenomenal Canadian Celtic duo - fiddler Pierre Schryer and guitarist Adam Dobres, in collaboration with two prominent musicians on the Irish Trad scene - Donegal button accordionist Dermot Byrne and uilleann piper Martin Nolan from Dublin. Schryer & Dobres have just released a new album called “Mandorla” which features an eclectic array of musical gems from across the globe including traditional and contemporary tunes in various styles from far reaching places including Canada, Ireland, Algeria, Brazil, Quebec, and more. The show will surely delight, as this quartet is a tour de force of versatility, fine musicianship and technical dexterity. Together they represent four diverse and successful music careers laden with awards and nominations including JUNO, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, TG4 Irish Traditional Musician of the Year and Grammy Awards. In Ireland for one night only!

Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres - with guests Dermot Byrne & Martin Nolan
Jun 06

Glug Dublin #07 Creative Kindness

6:00PM
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10:00PM

General Admission
€5

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For our next event we want to take a little look inwards to our lovely creative community and ask how creative kind can be kinder to not only ourselves and each other but to everyone affected by our work.

We’ve got a brilliant line-up of speakers ready and willing to help you to be kinder as you move through your career and your life! From how to avoid being an asshole to your colleagues, your peers, yourself, your clients & customers, the people you design for and society in general - we’ve got just the right mix of meaningful insights and witty banter to cover you for all levels of assholery avoidance!

Glug Dublin #07 Creative Kindness
Jun 07

Crazy P

8:00PM
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11:00PM

General Admission

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CRAZY P: BRAND NEW ALBUM AND FIRST LIVE SHOW IN 10 YEARS!

The Sugar Club

Jun 7th

Tickets on sale Friday Feb 1st: 9am

Nottingham/Manchester collective Crazy P are currently setting the scene for their upcoming new album Age Of The Ego (due May 3) and a first live show in Dublin in over 10 years! Today they’re unveiling the project’s lead single “S.O.S”, inspired by their dissatisfaction with the current state of the world, from the pervasiveness of social media to the divisiveness of British politics. While you might expect such sentiments to reveal themselves in something dark or angry, sonically speaking, “S.O.S” has a vibrancy that’s hard not to feel energised by.

Lead singer Danielle Moore said: “It’s been hard to not be emotionally influenced by the situation we find ourselves in; not just in this country, but worldwide. I feel very angry and frustrated, but sometimes have to laugh at myself, because I struggle to articulate my feelings in normal conversation. I suppose lyrically it is political, a reflection of the times, but with a twist of humour and always a lot of love.”

Catch Crazy P’s live Disco extravaganza in The Sugar Club on Jun 7th. Tickets from Ticketmaster and Eventbrite.ie.

Crazy P
Jun 08

Presented by Popcorn

Dirty Dancing Summer Edition

8:00PM
to
11:00PM

General Admission including complimentary popcorn & glass prossecco
€21 + booking fee

General Admission including popcorn
€15 + booking fee

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Back By Popular demand… Dirty Dancing

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Directed by Emile Ardolino | 97min. | 1987 | USA

In 1963, Frances “Baby” Houseman, a sweet daddy’s girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own.
*Screening: 8pm.
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We have complimentary gourmet popcorn for you all on arrival - Table service, full bar: Serving Pizza, Prosecco, Cocktails, Pints, Beers, Vino & more..

Listen to music from the 80s, watch original trailers from the time, sit back relax with the gang and watch your favourite 80s flick and order table service…

E-mail: info@thesugarclub.com for group bookings.

Dirty Dancing Summer Edition
Jun 09

The Ringmasters Drag Race 2019

1:00AM
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1:00AM

General Admission

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Hold on to your tuck! Now in its NINTH year The Ringmasters Drag Race returns for more madcap performing madness, high drama and gagged out goopery than ever before.

Come watch the circus unfold as, this year, our contestants from all corners of the country take to the stage in to tackle their creativity, uniqeness, nerve and talent, all in order to walk away the new QUEEN!

Come join your host, The Ringmaster, Paul Ryder in a show that will leave you wanting more and more!

WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS THAT IS TWO THOUSAND & NINE-QUEEN!

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The Ringmasters Drag Race 2019
Jun 12

Tony Cantwell’s LIVE Feed Vol. IV

7:30PM
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10:30PM

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“Tony Cantwell’s LIVE feed: A Heart-pounding Night of Incognito Browsing”

Join comedian Tony Cantwell for a brand new night of live stand up, sketches, and videos inspired by his own meme-soaked social media feed. Tony Cantwell is a Dublin based comedian who’s generated over 4 million views online and amassed quite the cult-following thanks to his oddball alter-egos Your Ma’s Mate, The Dublin Frenchman, as well as hundreds more created through his daily Instagram stories. As a performer; the first run of his last Dublin show ‘Soft Boy’ sold out in just 20 minutes, followed by sell-out shows at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Cork and both appearances at Vodafone Comedy Festival.

“One of Ireland’s greatest ever comedy sketches” Joe.ie

“His unconventional take on comedy belongs on The Adult Swim Network” The Irish Times

Tony Cantwell’s LIVE Feed Vol. IV
Jun 13

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Gang Starr Foundation: Jeru the Damaja, Group Home, Big Shug

8:00PM
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11:00PM

General Admission

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To celebrate 25 years of the classic Jeru the Damaja LP

The Sun Rises in the East we are very proud to present you a triple header billing with
Jeru the Damaja
Group Home
BIG SHUG
Tickets on sale now

Gang Starr Foundation: Jeru the Damaja, Group Home, Big Shug
Jun 14

Celtic Soul - A Tribute to Van Morrison

8:00PM
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11:00PM

General Admission

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Receiving critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform, Celtic Soul are the definitive Van Morrison tribute. The 7-piece band from Belfast perform authentic and inspired renditions of songs from Van’s days with Them right through to the present.

Expect to hear the big hits as well as classic album tracks from Astral Weeks, Moondance, Avalon Sunset and the other albums from the extensive catalogue of the Belfast bard.

Celtic Soul - A Tribute to Van Morrison
Jun 15

Presented by Popcorn

Dirty Dancing Summer Edition #2

1:00AM
to
1:00AM

General Admission including popcorn & glass of prossecco
€21 + booking fee

General Admission including popcorn
€15 + booking fee

Book Now

Back By Popular demand… Dirty Dancing

——————————————————-
Directed by Emile Ardolino | 97min. | 1987 | USA

In 1963, Frances “Baby” Houseman, a sweet daddy’s girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own.
*Screening: 8pm.
——————————————————-
We have complimentary gourmet popcorn for you all on arrival - Table service, full bar: Serving Pizza, Prosecco, Cocktails, Pints, Beers, Vino & more..

Listen to music from the 80s, watch original trailers from the time, sit back relax with the gang and watch your favourite 80s flick and order table service…

E-mail: info@thesugarclub.com for group bookings.

Dirty Dancing Summer Edition #2
Jun 16

Elevation Indie Film Awards

5:00PM
to
10:00PM

General Admission

From hundreds of entries from all around the world, we present the very best independent films.

Screening Times:

Shorts Programme 1: 5.00pm
Shorts Programme 2: 6.45pm
Shorts Programme 3: 8.30pm

Full programme of films TBA shortly.

Tickets: 10 euro
Season Ticket (all three screenings): 25 euro
On Sale Soon

Festival directors - Conor Armstrong Sanfey and Kealan Ryan

Elevation Indie Film Awards
Jun 17

Greatest League in the World Podcast LIVE

7:30PM
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10:00PM

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The popular Greatest League in the World podcast undertakes its first live show to bring you top class guests, tackle important issues, and engage in the type of debates that League of Ireland supporters want. Con Murphy and Conan Byrne will host the event and quiz the special guests, while there will be an opportunity to ask questions in the final section.

Greatest League in the World Podcast LIVE
Jun 23

A Gay and A Non Gay Podcast

8:30PM
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11:00PM

General Admission
€20.00

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Gay and straight worlds collide, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson plus special guests bring their award winning comedy podcast to Southbank – live! James (Gay) explores the “admin” behind gay sex, while Dan (NonGay) promotes his campaign for metal music fans to be recognised as a minority. Expect audience interaction, a hilarious parody of ‘QueerEye’ (as Dan lends his hetero gaze to the Gay community in ‘NonGay-Eye’) and a laugh out loud look at issues affecting Gay and NonGay people in what Time Out call ‘a warm, funny take on love, friendship and sex’, and Radio Times called ‘one of the most fundamentally kind and funny podcasts in Britain’.

‘A Gay and A NonGay’ started when James’ friend moved abroad asking him to look after ‘Dan’, her boyfriend. The hit podcast brings differences between LGBTQ+ and NonGay people to life on stage, in an absurdly simple but hilarious premise; what divides us makes us laugh harder.

A Gay and A Non Gay Podcast
Jun 26

Dublin Brass Week

9:00PM
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11:30PM

General Admission
18,00 € - 20,00 €

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The second concert in our DBW19 Series!

Tickets now available on the Dublin Brass Week website for Adam Rapa and Luca Dell’Anna at the Sugar Club on Wednesday 26 June!
Looking forward to an epic gig for Adam and Luca’s first visit to Ireland!

Dublin Brass Week