Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements

Friday 7 February 2020 | TICKETS

Goodbye Vibrations with Terri Hooley

Friday 31 January 2020 | TICKETS

J Rocc - Beat Junkies

Saturday 1 February 2020 | TICKETS

Daddy Long Legs

Saturday 29 February 2020 | TICKETS

DJ Krush

Friday 6 March 2020 | TICKETS

Jan 25

Presented by Popcorn

Stop Making Sense Late Screening

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Movie begins 11.30

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

Stop Making Sense Late Screening
Jan 31

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Goodbye Vibrations with Terri Hooley

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A very special and important night to host and attend. A farewell to one of our favourite people in music and a final dj set of the songs he loves to champion on the dancefloor

Movie Q&A DJ Set - €15 730pm - Late
DJ Set - €10 or 2 for €15 11pm - Late

Terri Hooley is quite possibly one of the greatest people Ireland is known to have produced in the record business as it were called.

This night will see us host Terri Hooley as part of his farewell DJ Sets of 2020. But before that we have a very nice warm-up event.

We will have his close friend Stuart Bailie from the excellent Dig With It blog to introduce him and host a Q&A with the crowd along with a screening of the movie about his early life Good Vibrations.

This will set the tone for an evening of soul, ska, reggae, funk, rock and punk played by Terri in his own inimitable style.

more background - from http://www.digwithit.com/
words& photo by Stuart Bailie

He’s preparing for the Goodbye Vibrations Tour in 2020 and a last spin of the decks. “I’d rather go out with a bit of a bang than just fade,” Terri Hooley reckons. “Twenty years ago, somebody phoned me up and said to me, I believe you’re the oldest DJ in Belfast. I said, bloody sure I’m not – have you ever heard of George Carroll? So this guy from the Polytech wanted to test my hearing. He discovered that my right ear had been damaged. But I said, nah, that wasn’t DJing. That was Jimi Hendrix.”

Goodbye Vibrations with Terri Hooley
Feb 01

Presented by Films of Note

Amazing Grace- Aretha Franklin Movie

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Doors 8pm

Movie begins 8.45pm

“Amazing Grace” can stand as an essential filmed record of what is undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you’ll ever see.

Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.

Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

Running Time 87 mins.

It’s the closest thing to witnessing a miracle — just some cameras, a crowd and a voice touched by God. Over two days in January of 1972, Aretha Franklin got up to sing out her gospel at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, backed by the Southern California Community Choir. A film crew was there to catch the Queen of Soul blow the roof off the place. Not to get closer to the Lord — surely He was already listening — but to testify to his glory with the black church music that helped form her and fired her faith. The live recording of the concert became Franklin’s biggest bestseller. 18 months after Franklin’s passing at the age of 76, it still is.

All who attend can stay in for JROCC Dj Set later that evening.

Amazing Grace- Aretha Franklin Movie
Feb 01

Presented by ChoiceCuts

J Rocc - Beat Junkie

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Sureshot! A ChoiceCuts favourite returns J Rocc of The World Famous Beat Junkie Crew

One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-‘80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles.

In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.

J Rocc - Beat Junkie
Feb 02

Candlelit Tales: Herst_ry Women & Warriors

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February is the month of Brigid, the festival of Imbolg and we plan to celebrate in style, with great stories and great music.

Limited number of early bird tickets available!

See, most of us can name the great heroes of Irish legend, or name a few, but what about the greatest heroines? Women who fought as hard as their husbands and brothers and sons, women who struggled under curses and captivity, women who rebelled, women who avenged their loved ones, avenged themselves, women who deserve to be remembered!

Join us to celebrate women, Brigit, and the abundance that will follow. Some of you may know bits and pieces of Irish Myth, and hear familiar names, but we’ll tell tales of strength and tales of softness, and a tales where those aspects meet. A tale that tells of us all that women were, all they were supposed to be and all that they are today.

Stories by Aron and Sorcha Hegarty.
Candlelit musicians: Audrey Trainor, Oisin Ryan and Ru O’Shea

With very special guests on this very special night including:

Aoife Wolf

Farrah Elle

Jade Roxanne O’Connor

Mongoose

Candlelit Tales: Herst_ry Women & Warriors
Feb 04

Jacob TV & Chatham Saxophone Quartet

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The Irish Composers’ Collective kick off the new year with a high-energy concert of new music featuring the acclaimed Chatham Saxophone Quartet (CSQ) and guest artist, Dutch ‘avant pop’ composer Jacob TV. CSQ will perform six new works written by members of the Irish Composers’ Collective, as well as Jacob TV’s Grab It! and Jesus is Coming followed by a Q&A with the composer.

Described as the ‘Andy Warhol of new music’, Dutch composer JacobTV’s so called ‘boombox’ repertoire (works for live instruments with a grooving sound track based on speech melody) has found audiences all over the world. Jacob has enjoyed particular success in America where, in 2007, a three-day JacobTV festival took place at the Whitney Museum in New York City. We are delighted to host Jacob on his first trip to Ireland for this concert and Q&A and for the Irish premiere of Grab It! (quartet version).

Runaway winners of Music Network’s Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility.

Jacob TV & Chatham Saxophone Quartet
Feb 05

Presented by Music Network

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime

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If you think the harp is for angels then Alina Bzhezhinska and her quartet will set you right. She brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument, taking the ground-breaking work of Alice Coltrane in the 1960s as a stepping-off point for her own flighty improvisations and sonic adventures.

Capable of high-octane lapel-grabbing statements, she can also create extraordinary lyricism and soul within her own compositions and this versatility and curiosity has marked her out as a pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp. Now there’s two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, but let’s get used to them because this musician is here to stay, constantly challenging the notion of boundaries in music, roughing up the harp with tones and textures that would ruffle many an angel wing.

Alina Bzhezhinska, harp
Tony Kofi, saxophones
Larry Bartley, double bass
Joel Prime, drums | percussion

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime
Feb 06

Bedlam Suitcase Album Launch

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Bedlam Suitcase blossomed from a vibrant music and art scene in Sligo/Leitrim. A spoken word and music club (The Steampunk Club) brought together Tara Baoth Mooney (voice and songwriter of ‘Shadow’ in Jim Henson’s Bear in the Big Blue House); Pádraig Meehan (chief bottlewasher with Those Nervous Animals) and Tom Jamieson, ex Auto Da Fe, etc. After three years writing and recording, this is the Dublin debut of the band that sparkled in a Sligo Live appearance in October. Bedlam Suitcase purveys a heady concoction of indie and jazz grooves. Mixing set pieces and improvised parts, they spin unpredictable, dystopian textures as background to multiple entities vocalised by Tara. The Sugar Club show, featuring an eight-piece band, will be joined by some of the many special guests who grace the record, including ace instrumentalists Izumi Kimura and Cathal Roche. The album, called The Fourth Wall, is produced (and played on) by Dubliner Gerry Leonard, best known for his work with David Bowie. The album will be available on vinyl and CD at the gig.

Bedlam Suitcase Album Launch
Feb 07

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Kelly Finnigan

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The birth of the soul music revival—galvanized by Lee Fields and the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley since the early 2000s—offered a potent dose of authenticity to an industry watered down by fabricated pop stars.

These artists, orchestrated behind the scenes by vinyl collectors turned label heads at Truth & Soul and Daptone, poured their hearts out on stage and on records, and audiences responded in kind. But what the movement has been missing thus far is an auteur, a visionary that writes, records, performs and produces his own material. Enter Kelly Finnigan.

The 37-year-old, Bay Area-based singer, songwriter, engineer, and producer will release his first solo album, The Tales People Tell (Colemine Records), in the Spring of 2019.* The ten-song collection is raw and gritty, tender and emotive, lush and symphonic. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music.

Kelly Finnigan
Feb 08

Presented by Popcorn

Parasite

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Doors 6pm Running 630pm 2 hours 12 mins

x3 Times Golden Globe winner screens at The Sugar Club

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Parasite (Korean: 기생충) is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also wrote the film’s story and co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won.

Jobless, penniless, and, above all, hopeless, the unmotivated patriarch, Ki-taek, and his equally unambitious family—his supportive wife, Chung-sook; his cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung, and his college-age son, Ki-woo—occupy themselves by working for peanuts in their squalid basement-level apartment. Then, by sheer luck, a lucrative business proposition will pave the way for an insidiously subtle scheme, as Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the affluent Park family. Now, the stage seems set for an unceasing winner-take-all class war. How does one get rid of a parasite?

Parasite
Feb 12

DabledooMusic presents: Float Down The Liffey

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DabbledooMusic presents ‘Float Down The Liffey’; a unique live music and film screening. The film follows a musical journey through Dublin’s venues and streets at night with an accompanying live electronica score of brass, percussion and organs.

The aim of the show is to celebrate Dublin’s amazing and diverse music scene at a time where there has been increasing commentary on the role the musical community and it’s artists play in the vibrancy of the city’s life.

On the night, there will also be a music workshop using DabbledooMusic’s interactive resources where the audience will participate in the music making of the evening.

DabledooMusic presents: Float Down The Liffey
Feb 14

True Romance - Valentines Special

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A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and ends up killing him. He grabs a suitcase of cocaine on his way out thinking it is Alabama’s clothing. The two hit the road for California hoping to sell the cocaine, but the mob is soon after them.

True Romance - Valentines Special
Feb 15

Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Anti -Valentines

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★Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland turns a massive 15 on 15th February 2019

And this Anti-Valentines we invite you to the Sugar Club and join us in celebrating our birthday with no partners and no pants and lots and lots of CAKE.

Treating guests to a filthy night of pomp and splendour, the perfect antidote to the sickly sweetness of the Valentines- this birthday bash will be one to remember.

Screening the cult classic with FULL shadow cast line-up performing over 20 scenes from the film, audience participation and fancy dress is most definitely encouraged!

Expect all the usual plus complimentary favours, coco and props, prizes for best dressed, guest performances, fire performers and more!! –

Our 15th Anniversary Anti-Valentine’s will be one hell of a shindig.

So join us for some birthday cake and devilment

Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Anti -Valentines
Feb 21

Skippers Alley

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Skipper’s Alley is a band born out of the ever-burgeoning Dublin folk music scene, combining traditional Irish music with contemporary sensibilities to create music that is wild, gritty, ancient and still brand new. On the back of their critically acclaimed debut album they toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA as well as play many of Ireland’s top venues and festivals including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul and Other Voices. After a two year hiatus which saw the members concentrating on other projects (Slow Moving Clouds, John Francis Flynn, Mules and Men) they’re back with a new album.

‘like the Chieftains on some really good drugs.’ - Daragh Lynch (Lankum)

“Skipper’s Alley not only have the mastery of their instruments but the talent

to devise arrangements that intrigue and delight in equal measure.”

— Folk Radio UK

“There is no doubt that this group will have an impact on the future of
traditonal Irish music.”
— Kieran Hanrahan, Stockton’s Wing

Awards

Trophée Loïc Raison, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, 2013 (1st Place)

Celtic Music Radio - Roots/Traditional Track of the Year, 2015 (“Buachaillín Deas Óg Mé”)

TradConnect’s “Top 10 Most Played Traditional Tracks on Soundcloud… Ever” (#8)

Feb 22

Presented by MCD

All Killa No Filla

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General Admission - on sale Friday Oct 4th

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Join comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean as they explore a shared passion, serial killers.


In this live version of the hugely popular podcast the pair will talk all things murder and macabre while having a right laugh doing it.

Recent shows have sold out so book your tickets now.

You weirdos.

All Killa No Filla
Feb 22

Celtic Soul - A Tribute to Van Morrison

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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
Feb 26

Tribute To Bill Hicks - With Special Guest Steve Hicks

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TLSCC are back with their ‘6th Public Members Bill’.

26th February 2020 is the 26th anniversary of Bill’s passing and we are honoured to have his brother Steve Hicks live in The Sugar Club Dublin. Steve will share his own memories, and answer any questions you always wanted answered about the life and times of Bill.

The 3 hour show will also feature live tributes by comedians singers and poets who play from their f**kin heart, video tributes and other surprises. A raffle will take place for a portrait of Bill.

As always a local charity and Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation www.billhicks.org will benefit from door and raffle receipts, after costs.

/ Tickets €17.50 (including booking and handling fee) go on sale this Friday 11th October 10am /

Bill Hicks - Reflections, 2015 (sub Ita) - 2/3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xg3ffM4Q-E&t=178s

Tribute To Bill Hicks - With Special Guest Steve Hicks
Feb 27

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Alex Borstein & The Amstergang

9:00PM
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A little music, a little comedy and a lot of dirty words!

Alex Borstein & The Amstergang
Feb 28

Presented by Homebeat

Homebeat Social w/ Glasshouse, Uly, Tomorrows & V Special Guest

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HOMBEAT SOCIAL #1 :

VERY SPECIAL GUEST (LIVE) TBA
Glasshouse play APHEX TWIN
Uly
Tomorrows
HOMEBEAT DJs
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ARTWORK BY : Gavin O Brien
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Some reasoning behind The Homebeat Social :

1. Curating fuller line ups at festivals make our bones feel good - it’s a chance to piece together varying styles and moods, and it gives us the chance to place talent where it should be placed as proceedings unfold - creating the right atmosphere for Irish acts to do their thing and audiences to enjoy it makes us happy.
2. Those very same bones ain’t getting any younger kids, it’s not so easy to gather the troops these days of jobs and projects and kids and a thousand other things.

So The Homebeat Social gives you the chance to gather a gang and spend the night in one place - no messin, just a night of genuinely great music, in nice surrounds, with nice vibes, and your pals all under one roof.

It’ll be just like Christmas, but with better music.
Easy.
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BE MORE SOCIAL!
HB x

Homebeat Social w/ Glasshouse, Uly, Tomorrows & V Special Guest
Feb 29

PRB Presents

29.02 Daddy Long Legs

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New York City’s most beloved blues bashers have been huffing and puffing and blowing houses down on a nightly basis on their infinite world tour and always bring an elevated level of rough and ready intensity to contemporary lo-fi blues with their explosive fire ceremony!

”A Daddy Long Legs show is equal parts roots rock, blues and guttural soul, stripping down old standards and making them shiny and new again. Some of the originals are like an all-out spiritual revival, while others are hauntingly beautiful.”

29.02 Daddy Long Legs