Celebration of the Life and Music of Andrew Weatherall

Sunday 12 April 2020 | TICKETS

Mezerg

Saturday 18 April 2020 | TICKETS

Baby Bushka - Kate Bush Tribute

Wednesday 22 April + Thursday 23 April 2020 | TICKETS

Shabaka & The Ancestors

Thursday 30 April 2020 | TICKETS

Gary Bartz & Maisha

Saturday 25 April 2020 | TICKETS

Mar 28

Presented by Popcorn

Postponed: Dirty Dancing - 28.03

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sDoors 7.30pm

*Screening: 8.15pm

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.

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We have complimentary gourmet popcorn for you all on arrival - Table service, full bar: Serving Pizza, Cocktails, Pints, Beers, Vino & more..

Postponed: Dirty Dancing - 28.03
Mar 30

Presented by Popcorn

Blood Simple

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A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Blood Simple
Apr 12

New Date: Celebration of the Life and Music of Andrew Weatherall

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General Admission - On sale Tuesday 25th Feb

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Andrew meant so much to so many people, a musical icon for over 30 years, from his ground breaking remixes in the early 90’s right through to epic sets, no matter what genre The Guv’nor chose, he would deliver a mind blowing selection. The music world lost one of its brightest talents and most beautiful characters. This event will be for charity which we will confirm on consultation with his family + friends - Fail we may, sail we must.

Players: Johnny Moy // Alan & Dennis (Decal DJ set) // Kelly Ann Byrne // Glen Brady // Thomas Ryan // Paudi Cronin // Pete Dancer // + more TBC

New Date: Celebration of the Life and Music of Andrew Weatherall
Apr 18

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Mezerg

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Mezerg is the creator of PianoBoomBoom, a genuine mix of piano and… boom boom. Hands and feet linked to his instrument, his whole body is in use.

Merging electronic and acoustic music, the Frenchman creates an organic new sound, that he loves to disrupt by adding weird stuff to the chords of his piano.

Somewhere between techno and world music, this one-man nightlife act draws equally from jazz and trance.

Mezerg
Apr 19

Postponed : Tony Cantwell Pure Grá

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General Admission - On Sale Friday 01 November

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Fresh from sell-out shows at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe, cult-comedian Tony Cantwell is taking to the road for his first-ever Irish tour. Join the comedian for a new night of standup, sketches, and songs all based on his meme-soaked social media page.

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Over 5 million views online.


“The funniest Irish sketch of all time. Simple as.” - JOE.ie

“His unconventional take on comedy belongs on the Adult Swim network” - The Irish Times.

“One of the city’s most exciting emerging comics.” -Totally Dublin

Postponed : Tony Cantwell Pure Grá
Apr 20

Postponed : Tony Cantwell - Pure Grá #2

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Fresh from sell-out shows at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe, cult-comedian Tony Cantwell is taking to the road for his first-ever Irish tour. Join the comedian for a new night of standup, sketches, and songs all based on his meme-soaked social media page.

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Over 5 million views online.

“The funniest Irish sketch of all time. Simple as.” - JOE.ie

“His unconventional take on comedy belongs on the Adult Swim network” - The Irish Times.

“One of the city’s most exciting emerging comics.” -Totally Dublin

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Postponed : Tony Cantwell - Pure Grá #2
Apr 22

Baby Bushka - Kate Bush Tribute

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THE MUSIC AND MAGIC OF KATE BUSH REACHES FAR AND WIDE ACROSS THE SEAS AND SKY TO SAN DIEGO WHERE EIGHT WOMAN GATHER TO CREATE AMERICA’S ONE AND ONLY KATE BUSH COVER BAND, BABY BUSHKA.

THE BAND CONSISTS OF SOME OF CITY’S MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS, NATASHA KOZAILY, NINA DEERING, LEAH BOWDEN, DANI BELL, SHELBI BENNET, LEXI PULIDO, NANCY ROSS AND BATYA MACADAM SOMER.

FILLED WITH 4 PART VOCAL HARMONIES AND EPIC CHOREOGRAPHED DANCING THIS IS THE KATE BUSH COVER BAND YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR.

Baby Bushka - Kate Bush Tribute
Apr 23

Baby Bushka - Kate Bush Tribute II

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THE MUSIC AND MAGIC OF KATE BUSH REACHES FAR AND WIDE ACROSS THE SEAS AND SKY TO SAN DIEGO WHERE EIGHT WOMAN GATHER TO CREATE AMERICA’S ONE AND ONLY KATE BUSH COVER BAND, BABY BUSHKA.

THE BAND CONSISTS OF SOME OF CITY’S MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS, NATASHA KOZAILY, NINA DEERING, LEAH BOWDEN, DANI BELL, SHELBI BENNET, LEXI PULIDO, NANCY ROSS AND BATYA MACADAM SOMER.

FILLED WITH 4 PART VOCAL HARMONIES AND EPIC CHOREOGRAPHED DANCING THIS IS THE KATE BUSH COVER BAND YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR.

Baby Bushka - Kate Bush Tribute II
Apr 26

Presented by MCD

26.04 - Brian Deady

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Brian Deady had been something of a well-kept secret at home in Ireland until his song Clap Both My Hands became one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 and reached No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts . His recent single ‘Get on My Knees’ has also featured in the hit American TV show ‘Lucifer’.

Conjuring up strong gospel influences, at times the Irishman sounds more like he was raised in the Deep South than as one of 10 kids in County Cork and his rich, soulful voice comes with a contemporary R&B edge.

Here is an artist you can believe in and connect with. In a world where authenticity counts for so much, you’ll hear that Brian Deady means and feels every word.
Stirring Blues And Gospel, Excellent - The Guardian

“Bare-Knuckle and Remarkable” - The Sunday Times.★★★★

“Deady is becoming our favourite act in Ireland” - Nile Rodgers of CHIC

“Ireland has a new Soul star in it’s midst”- The Irish Times. ★★★★

26.04 - Brian Deady
Apr 30

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Shabaka & The Ancestors

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Tickets on sale Friday 10am Friday 23rd Jan

Shabaka & the Ancestors is a modern avant-jazz octet led by British/Caribbean tenor saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings. ( The Comet is Coming, Sons of Kemet )

Shabaka & The Ancestors
May 01

The Leadbellies - Gig For Gar

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On May 1st, we are celebrating a truly special person and a very special place. Gar Brown was somebody who graced us all with his friendship. Gar loved his music and was our rhythm guitarist in the Ledbellies. This gig is to remember him and enjoy some of the songs he loved to play. In Gar’s last few days, Our Lady’s Hospice cared for our close friend with such compassion, which is something we can never repay them for. So, please join us on the night in tribute to Gar Brown and help us raise money for The Irish Hospice, to say a small thanks to their heroic work.

The Leadbellies - Gig For Gar
May 06

Presented by Music Network

10 String Symphony

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Take ten strings, add two seductive voices, one shared sense of social justice and that all tots up to a dynamic duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists whose roots are firmly in the old-timey Americana tradition, but whose musical explorations take them fearlessly into the present and beyond, creating songs and sound worlds that are immediate and compelling. These are musicians whose prime inspiration is our world and how we live in it. Their engagement with life, with art, with nature, with global challenges, is delivered with stunning musicianship, wit, humour and warm communication. They are champions of change and though just two in number, their sound and impact is massively amplified by their bright and brilliant use of technology and clever arrangements. These are truly musicians of our time.

Christian Sedelmyer fiddle, vocals
Rachel Baiman fiddle, banjo, vocals

10 String Symphony
May 06

Presented by Selective Memory

Mad Professor

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Mad Professor is coming to The Sugar Club in Dublin to perform his dub reinterpretation of Massive Attack’s classic Mezzanine album.

Mad Professor was asked by Massive Attack to perform this Mezzanine show as part of the day at London’s All Points East festival that they are headlining and curating in late May. This will be the first time it’s performed in Ireland. The show at The Sugar Club on Friday 8th May this will be a 2 hour show in two parts, featuring both his Mezzanine show, and also the Mad Professor live Dub show featuring classics from throughout his 40 year career and other dub reggae classics. This is Mad Professor’s first Dublin show of any kind since 2014, and will feature a guest vocalist from his legendary Ariwa label.

Mezzanine was Massive Attack’s groundbreaking third album, originally released in 1998, and saw them broaden their signature trip hop sound to encapsulate other genres including new wave, electronica, rock and dub reggae. It featured the smash hits Teardrop, Angel and Inertia Creeps amongst others, and reached number 1 in the album charts of several countries including Ireland, UK and Australia. Publications that later listed it amongst the greatest albums of all time include Rolling Stone, NME and Q; while Pitchfork awarded it a very rare 9.3/10 rating.

These radical re-workings by Mad Professor invite the listeners to hear these classics through a different prism.

Enda from Dublin’s legendary Firehouse Skank will be the opening act on the night. This will be a late show, doors 11.30pm till late.

Mad Professor
May 08

Presented by Little Wander

Jessica Fostekew ‘Hench’ & Jen Brister ‘Under Privilege’ 

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A very special double-headline show of two of the UK’s most exciting female comics at the moment.

Jen Brister: Under Privilege

Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny.

In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

You’ve seen Jessica in BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls.

She’s also in forthcoming feature films: Gavin Hood’s Official Secrets and Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. She writes for 8 out of 10 Cats.

Jessica Fostekew ‘Hench’ & Jen Brister ‘Under Privilege’ 
May 09

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Altin Gün

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General Admission - On Sale Thursday 12th December

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Tickets on sale Thu 12th 10am via www.sugarclubtickets.com

Altın Gün is an Anatolian rock and Turkish Psychedelic Folk band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was founded by bassist Jasper Verhulst. Their debut album was On, released in 2018. In 2019, they released Gece.

They are essential interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy and a leading voice in the emergent global psych-rock scene.

“We do have a weak spot for the music of the late ‘60s and ‘70s,” Altın Gün bass player and founder Jaspar Verhulst admits. “With all the instruments and effects that arrived then, it was an exciting time. Everything was new, and it still feels fresh. We’re not trying to copy it, but these are the sounds we like and we’re trying to make them our own.”

Altin Gün
May 10

Frenchy

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Known for his lanky frame, dirty jokes & pre-pubescent moustache, Frenchy only promises one thing from his comedy show - laughs. This ain’t a TED talk, this ain’t 60 Minutes, this is an odd-looking humanoid telling a bunch of dark jokes you shouldn’t laugh at, but do.

There may be some songs, there may be some awkward break-dancing and there may be a grown man imitating a pokemon who knows what you’ll get when you come to a Frenchy show.

For over half a decade Frenchy has been turning it up with his epic, one of a kind live shows. He writes and performs a brand new show every year, and each show is more ridiculous than the last.

A brilliant, off the cuff improviser – his ‘crowd work’ is some of the best in the world and always keeps the show feeling fresh & spontaneous.

With over a billion views on YouTube and Facebook combined, Frenchy may be known for his YouTube videos, but it’s on the stage where he really excels.

Edgy, Dirty & Absurd, this show will have you wondering if he is some sort of bogan mastermind, or simply a bird-shaped man who’s sniffed too much paint.

Frenchy
May 13

Flook

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General Admission - On Sale Wednesday 13th November

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Shortlisted for Best Folk Group in RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019

Ancora nominated as Best Album in BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019

After a 14-year recording hiatus, phenomenal Anglo-Irish quartet Flook – flautists/whistle players Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, guitarist Ed Boyd and bodhran wizard John Joe Kelly – released their dazzling fourth studio album Ancora in April 2019. It’s in the live arena, though, that their signature fusion of stunning tunes, uncanny ensemble precision and virtuoso improvisation truly comes into its own. Be sure to catch this rare live show if you can.

“Iconic, ground-breaking, progressive and all-round brilliant” Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster

“Tour de force return after decade and a half – a luminous reunion ****” The Irish Times

“As vital as ever … Class is indeed permanent” fRoots

“Nothing short of transcendent… no other band sound like Flook and the new material has pushed them to new, exhilarating heights.” Songlines

Flook
May 15

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Kitt Philippa - Eastbound Dublin

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Kitt’s debut album “Human” was released in October 2019, and featured the singles ‘Human’, ‘Grace’ and ‘You’. The album is an outstanding and emotive work from the winner of the prestigious Northern Irish Music Prize – Single of the Year 2018 (‘Human’).

Dublin’s New Music Festival 2020 in association with RTE 2FM

Featuring the very best new and breaking artists over six nights in some of Dublin’s best music venues: Vicar Street // The Sound House // The Workman’s Club // Grand Social // Whelan’s // Button Factory // Sugar Club.

May 12-17th 2020

Aiken Promotions are delighted to announce the return of EASTBOUND for its second year running, the festival which creates a live space for the best in new and breaking to Irish and International artists. Aiken Promotions have teamed up with RTE 2FM as the media partners for 2020. RTE 2FM are known for championing new and breaking acts, providing air play and a platform for fresh talent to be heard on National radio.

EASTBOUND – a six-night stand at venues across Dublin taking place May 12-17th 2020 is about capturing the spirit of new and breaking artists and capturing the imagination of a devoted, music-hungry city like Dublin and bringing it all together to create making meaningful beginnings.

EASTBOUND - Brought to you by Aiken Promotions in association with RTE 2FM

Kitt Philippa - Eastbound Dublin
May 25

Huun Huur Tu - May 25

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After two sublime sellout performances at The Sugar Club we are very happy to welcome the return of our favourite Tuvan Throat singers..

Huun–Huur–Tu are a music group from Tuva, a republic of Russia located on the Mongolia–Russia border.

The group perform indigenous Tuvan folk music mixed with traditional throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note and an overtone, thus producing two or three notes simultaneously.

Native Tuvan instruments such as the igil khomus [Tuvan jaw harp], doshpuluur, and dünggür [shaman drum] compliment their sound. They have collaborated with many musicians including Frank Zappa, The Chieftains, The Kronos Quartet and the Kodo Drummers.

*Limited unreserved seating. Ages 18+

Huun Huur Tu - May 25
May 26

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Huun Huur Tu May 26

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Tue 26th May 2020 Doors 7:30pm
Wed 27th May 2020 Doors 7:30pm

After two sublime sellout performances at The Sugar Club we are very happy to welcome the return of our favourite Tuvan Throat singers..

Huun–Huur–Tu are a music group from Tuva, a republic of Russia located on the Mongolia–Russia border.

The group perform indigenous Tuvan folk music mixed with traditional throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note and an overtone, thus producing two or three notes simultaneously.

Native Tuvan instruments such as the igil khomus [Tuvan jaw harp], doshpuluur, and dünggür [shaman drum] compliment their sound. They have collaborated with many musicians including Frank Zappa, The Chieftains, The Kronos Quartet and the Kodo Drummers.

Limited unreserved seating. Ages 18+

Huun Huur Tu May 26