Johnny Osbourne

Saturday 5 October 2019 | TICKETS

The Mystery Lights

Saturday 5 October 2019 | TICKETS

David O’Doherty’s Christmas Shows

Wednesday 18 December + Monday 23 December + Sunday 1 December + Thursday 2 January 2020 | TICKETS

Gaye Su Akyol

Friday 1 November 2019 | TICKETS

The Souljazz Orchestra

Thursday 17 October 2019 | TICKETS

Sep 18

Pat Silke

7:30PM
to
10:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

Pat Silke - Singer /Songwriter - For One Night Only- Sept 18th 2019.

Pat Silke and his band present a collection of his finest songs from 3 critically acclaimed solo albums. The range, depth and quality of his songs are of the highest calibre. Pat’s song craft and this show reflects a life long passion for excellent songs, superb musicianship and a quality live performance. The show will reference Pat’s musical influences from blues to gospel and from country to rock and Americana.

It promises to be a fantastic night of music - For One Night Only - Don’t Miss it.

Pat Silke
Sep 19

The Atrix

7:30PM
to
10:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

Legendary Dublin New Wave act, The Atrix, release their long awaited anthology, ‘Dublin 1979-1981’, on September 19th. To mark the release, the band will be staging a launch event in Dublin’s Sugar Club that evening.

They also have planned some special additions to the live show:

Kevin McAleer will be doing a guest stand-up performance,

Poet Paula Meehan will read some of her poems,

And there will be a round table discussion hosted by History Ireland’s Tommy Graham before the band go on stage.

The Atrix formed in 1978, and came out of the same Dublin theatre/cabaret scene as Jim Sheridan, The Radiators, Neil Jordan, Agnes Bernelle, Peter Sheridan and The Virgin Prunes. The Atrix combined a strong theatrical element to quirky but memorable tunes, the most striking examples being the singles “The Moon Is Puce” and “Treasure on the Wasteland”.

They released its first single “The Moon is Puce” on Seamus O’Neill’s Mulligan label in late 1979 to modest acclaim in its local market. This first single was produced by Philip Chevron, then a member of The Radiators From Space and later of The Pogues. The band signed to Dave Dee’s DoubleDee Records label in 1980 and released the follow-up single “Treasure on the Wasteland” in 1980. It was produced by Midge Ure. They released ‘Procession’, their only album in 1981.

Their single, ‘Treasure on the Wasteland’ appeared on the now legendary ‘Just for Kicks’ compilation album, which also featured, among others, Berlin, DC Nein, Rocky DeValera & The Gravediggers, and, a then virtually unknown, U2.

The bands frontman, John Borrowman, tragically passed away in Copenhagen in 1998.

The Atrix
Sep 20

Presented by Woweembeem

Woweembeem Arabic & Afro-Brazilian Culture Night 2019

8:00PM
to
2:30AM

General Admission

Book Now Play on Spotify

Workshop, 20:00–21:00

Live music & DJs, 21:00–03:00:

Disco Arabesquo (DJ, Amsterdam)
Yankari (LIVE, Nigeria / Éire)
Farah Elle (LIVE, Libya / Éire)
Moving Still (DJ, Éire / Saudi Arabia)
DJ Kixx (DJ, Lesotho / Éire)
Bernard Batrouni aka Bennie Adam (DJ, Lebanon)
Papa Lou (DJ, Rialto / Éire)

Afro-Brazilian Turban & Headwrap Workshop, 20:00–21:00:

Learn how to tie different models of turbans & head wraps inspired by the Afro-Atlantic diaspora w/ Turbante.se. Founder Thaís Muniz’s project shares her research about the complex history of turbans and head wraps from the Afro-Brazilian culture to the Afro-Atlantic diaspora, from ancient to contemporary times. The Yoruba culture, the Candomblé religion, the Orishas and the Baianas are the starting point to highlight their meanings in different contexts. Discussing aesthetics, politics, art and empowerment, you’ll discover practical ways of tying more than 10 models of head wraps and turbans. Turbante-se is a Brazilian-Portuguese neologism that means ‘Turban Yourself’.

Woweembeem: occasional parties and mixtapes promoting music from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean / French West Indies, South America and all corners of the globe. Celebratory sounds to nourish the soul. All nations under a groove.

Listen: woweembeem.com

Woweembeem Arabic & Afro-Brazilian Culture Night 2019
Sep 21

Strictly Handbag

8:00PM
to
2:00AM

General Admission

Book Now

Sat Sept 21st 2019 Strictly Handbag returns to celebrate all things SH with family, friends and very special guests!

Strictly Handbag
Sep 22

Blue Note Record : Beyond The Notes

7:30PM
to
11:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that has been home to some of the finest jazz artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES
explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop. With Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Norah Jones, Don Was and many more.

One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz – and, by extension, that of American music – Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Frances Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rate archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today’s groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

Blue Note Record : Beyond The Notes
Sep 27

Presented by Nine to Five and Thirty Two Crew

32 x 925: City of God Screening & Afterparty

9:00PM
to
2:30AM

General Admission

Book Now

Thirty Two Crew & Nine To Five Present:

‘City of God’ Screening & Afterparty
The Sugar Club
September 27th

On Friday, September 27th we will be hosting an event dedicated to the film ‘City of God’ (2002). On the night, there will be a full movie screening with sound followed by an afterparty including Brazilian, Soul, RnB, Disco, House, Latin, Hip-Hop and Grime music across two rooms.

Main Room:
Papa Lou (Telephones)
Aero & Dylan Forbes (Human Error)
+ MORE TBA

Bar:
Lui & Bengo (Sicko)
Matt Finnegan & Kean Kavanagh (Soft Boy)
Lezley Chow (Thirty Two Crew)

32 x 925: City of God Screening & Afterparty
Oct 02

Presented by Music Network

Bangers and Crash Percussion Group

7:30PM
to
9:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

Bangers and Crash Percussion Group

Alex Petcu, percussion

Emma King, percussion

Brian Dungan, percussion

Having a physics background can be a useful thing indeed if you are ace percussionist Alex Petcu. So the required sounds don’t exist on conventional instruments? No problem, you just invent and build what you need. And that’s what audiences can expect when he and fellow percussion adventurers Emma King and Brian Dungan take to the road with their kitbag of the usual suspects of the drum world, along with a fascinating array of metal, wood and string. Three young and energetic virtuosos cook up a menu of new music (a pity Beethoven never wrote for marimba) which will tickle tastebuds and defy expectations.Their appetite for exploring rhythmic influences from around the worldFlamenco, Afro-Cuban, Javanese gamelanis healthy, hearty and irrepressible. Audiences can expect a programme of 20th century works by composers including Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Thierry De Mey, as well as a new Music Network Commission from Alex Petcu. (Please note:no sausages will be harmed in the making of this programme).

Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
Oct 03

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Stephen James Smith with special guest Tony Walsh

8:00PM
to
10:00PM

General Admission

Book Now

Aiken Promotions proudly presents Dublin poet Stephen James Smith live at The Sugar Club with special guest Tony Walsh on 3rd October 2019. Tickets €16.00 inclusive of booking fee, on sale Thursday, 23rd May at 9AM.

Dublin poet Stephen James Smith playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views.

In 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a “Celebratory Narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film which has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at the London film festival.

In 2018 he was commissioned by Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva to write a poem to highlight the recent rugby final between England & Ireland on Paddy’s day. The poem entitled “Bring it Home” chalked up over 750,000 views across the weekend – and Ireland won!

Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Vicar Street & the London Palladium (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard); The Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, Glastonbury Festival and many more.

His debut collection “Fear Not”, published by Arlen House, was launched in September 2018 in Dublin at Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square.

An evening with Tony Walsh, special guest on the night is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.

“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having “stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance in Manchester in May 2017.

Oct 05

Presented by ChoiceCuts

The Mystery Lights

7:30PM
to
10:30PM

General Admission
€15 + Booking fee

Book Now Play on Spotify

In an era when the city kvetches that there are no good NYC bands, when half of the music scene has split for sunny California, the Mystery Lights are an anomaly. Not only did these bold young men reverse the direction – optimistically migrating east against the tide from the west coast, but they also landed in the wormy apple to immerse themselves in the action and diversity of New York City. They all share an apartment in Ridgewood, Queens - the basement of which they’ve converted into a makeshift rehearsal space. Betting against the odds to live the archetypical 20th century downtown musician lifestyle in 2016, though inevitably further east of the bridge, they also play with the kind of conviction, immediacy, and raw power of their mighty ancestors – from the Velvets to the Voidoids and beyond. The Mystery Lights are living proof that vital contemporary music, in this case real-deal rock’n’roll, can still be dreamed, constructed, and performed in the Empire City.

Mike Brandon and L.A. Solano have been in many different versions of The Mystery Lights under assorted monikers since their teens. In a heroic jump from the small town of Salinas, California to NYC, the band solidified its lineup to also include Alex Amini, Kevin Harris, and Noah Kohll. The explosive live shows gradually became the stuff of legend as the quintet won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery. Organically unfolding over the nights months and years, the Lights’ sound has evolved into a fuzz-fueled hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles, and artful 70s punk, that is all their own.

2016 found these rock’n’roll knights embarking upon the next logical step - unleashing their own brand of kick out the jams on tour and in the studio. When Daptone Records launched their Wick Records rock imprint, they wasted no time approaching Mystery Lights as their inaugural act.owned and run, as much as we see our reflection in the sound of bygone powerhouses like Stax and Motown, we also feel special empathy and affection for the smaller independent soul artist and effort. Daptone owes a special debt and feels a warm kinship to the example and aesthetic of these past artists and their recordings. So, Daptone goes forward, anxious to use this new arm of our company to tell the story of some of Soulful music’s little known sounds that continue to guide us today.

The Mystery Lights
Oct 05

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Johnny Osbourne

11:30PM
to
2:30AM

General Admission

Book Now Play on Spotify

A DJ/MC show with support tbc… Johnny Osbourne is undoubtedly one of the most popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer of all time.

Rising to success in the late 1970s and mid-1980s, his album Truths And Rights was a huge roots reggae hit, featuring timeless tracks ‘Jah Promise’ and the titular ‘Truths and Rights’.

He also enjoyed big hits with covers of U.S. soul tunes like “Ready Or Not” and Earth Wind and Fire’s “Reasons”. Thanks to his nickname of ‘Dancehall Godfather’, Osbourne is the most in-demand vocalist for dubplates, best known for his mid-1980s dancehall reggae hits ‘Buddy Bye’ (based on King Jammy’s Sleng Teng riddim), ‘Ice Cream Love’ and ‘Water Pumping’.

Johnny Osbourne
Oct 09

Presented by Homebeat

Fujiya & Miyagi

8:00PM
to
11:00PM

General Admission

Book Now

Homebeat are seriously delighted to welcome a band who we have long admired - the wonderful Fujiya & Miyagi.

Fujiya & Miyagi

With a career now spanning into two decades of genre-hopping krautrock, electronica, disco, pop, funk and anything else they feel like throwing into their smart yet deeply accessible take on electronic music - the Brighton outfit return with a new album ‘Flashback’.

Fujiya & Miyagi
Oct 11

Presented by Bear In Mind

How to Get Your Sh*t Together

7:30PM
to
9:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

Bear in Mind is Back!

This event is going to do exactly what it says on the tin.

Over here at Bear in mind we aren’t optimists or pessimists, We are realists and we believe a healthy dose of realism is an effective weapon against the many corners, turns and slopes life has to throw at us in today’s world.

We are also aware that the self help industry and the existing beliefs around certain aspects of society and our place in it can have a more negative than positive effect on the artists and people who are looking to do some personal and collective growth.

So join us for a crash course on how to get your shit together in the everyday world as we get an insight into the minds of our guests who will be giving us the rundown on all things Art, Music, personal health both physical and mental, entrepreneurship and activism.

Society faces some big challenges in the coming years so let us arm ourselves with what we need to know and how to create a world where we the people come first.

How to Get Your Sh*t Together
Oct 11

Distrackt Records presents: Live Transmissions

10:30PM
to
2:30AM

General Admission

Book Now

line up:

Dorbachov (official) - live
The Dirtbirdz
Angelo Currao

Dorbachov:
No stranger to the Irish underground scene, Dorbachov has had a string of high quality releases on labels such as Gobsmacked & Wunderblock.
Dorbachov joined the Distrackt family with his successful 2018 Rust EP, which featured a massive remix from Sleaze Records head honcho Hans Bouffmyhre. Dorbachov returns to Distrackt with his relentless remix of The DirtBirdz Jack That Body, he joins us in The Sugar Club with a special Live performance.

The DirtBirdz:
Phever Radio residents The Dirtbirdz are well known on the Dublin scene. The So Loco curators are currently riding a wave of momentum following the success of their Dice EP released on Day and Night Recordings. The duo join Distrackt Records with their excellent Jack That Body EP.

Angelo Currao:
Angelo is one of Dublin’s most respected DJ’s, handpicked as a resident for DiVision party’s, he spent five years as a regular rocking the vaults in Pygmalion alongside the likes of Hybrasil, Luigi Madonna, Enzo Siragusa & Jon Rundell.
Angelo made his production debut on Distrackt Records with 2017’s On The Plane EP, supported by Danny Tenaglia no less!.

Distrackt Records presents: Live Transmissions
Oct 12

Whole Lotta Zepp perform Led Zeppelin II - LIVE [SOLD OUT]

8:00PM
to
11:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

Celebrating Led Zeppelin II’s milestone 50th birthday, join your favourite 10 piece, 3 drummer, 3 drum-set troupe of minstrels, in offering a hats off to this momentous work!

Following 9 annual sold out shows, grab your tickets fast, before they’re all bloody gone.

Whole Lotta Zepp perform Led Zeppelin II - LIVE [SOLD OUT]
Oct 13

Whole Lotta Zepp perform Led Zeppelin II LIVE SUNDAY

1:00AM
to
1:00AM

General Admission

Book Now

Celebrating Led Zeppelin II’s milestone 50th birthday, join your favourite 10pc / 3 drummer / 3 drum set collective, to offer a hats off to this monumental record, which brought us such classics as Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker and of course, Moby Dick.

It is an over 18s event. ID may be required.

Whole Lotta Zepp perform Led Zeppelin II LIVE SUNDAY
Oct 13

Whole Lotta Zepp perform Led Zeppelin II - LIVE ALL AGES MATINEE [SOLD OUT]

3:00PM
to
6:00PM

General Admission

Book Now

_LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN-

This is an ALL AGES GIG

Celebrating Led Zeppelin II’s milestone 50th birthday, join your favourite 10 piece, 3 drummer, 3 drum-set troupe of minstrels, in offering a hats off to this momentous work!

Following 9 annual sold out shows, grab your tickets fast, before they’re all bloody gone.

Whole Lotta Zepp perform Led Zeppelin II - LIVE ALL AGES MATINEE [SOLD OUT]
Oct 15

Brian Horgan “From The Blue”

8:00PM
to
10:00PM

General Admission

Book Now

After sold out shows in Smock Alley Theatre, The Peacock Theatre and No 10 Ormond Quay, Brian is bringing a new show to the Sugar Club.

Featuring a band of some of the finest musicians on the circuit led by David Wray, ‘From the blue’ is a show featuring Brian’s original songs inspired by storytelling singers such as Charles Aznavour, Bette Midler, Harry Chapin and Carol King.

The show consists of songs and stories told from the mid-life point; what new dreams do you make, how do you re-fuel yourself after loss, what have you learnt, if anything? All sung and told with Brian’s unique warmth and humour.

On the night Brian is joined by the wonderful Roisin Sullivan. Roisin has appeared in all the major venues in the city, performed in the London Palladium and in international tours of Evita and Riverdance.

It’s a night to sit back, forget your worries and celebrate where you’re at and how you got there.

http://www.brianhorgan.com/

Brian Horgan “From The Blue”
Oct 16

An Evening with Alan Mc Gee (Creation Records Oasis Manager)

6:00PM
to
10:30PM

General Admission

Book Now

Calling all Creation Records fans and Oasis fans.

We are delighted to host Alan Mc Gee for an interview and Q&A about his career in music

Tickets on sale now

6pm Doors
630pm - 830pm An Evening with Alan Mc Gee
830pm Interview followed by Q&A
followed by some Creation records classics…

Serving food, drinks and popcorn from the bar

Alan is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive. He has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian. He co-founded the independent Creation Records label, running it from 1983 until its closure in 1999.

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 recently launched his new record label Creation 23 because he says he ‘wants to put out records again’ whilst also managing a number of acts

An Evening with Alan Mc Gee (Creation Records Oasis Manager)
Oct 17

Presented by ChoiceCuts

The Souljazz Orchestra

8:00PM
to
11:00PM

General Admission

Book Now

“An explosive clash of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion”

Since first arriving on the Canadian scene at the turn of the millenium, the Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion.

The Souljazz Orchestra
Oct 19

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Fela Day Felabration: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Guests

7:30PM
to
11:30PM

General Admission
€20 + Booking Fees

Book Now

We are delighted to present a very special event.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will perform a very special Fela Tribute Set in honour of Nigeria and Africa’s greatest artist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

Doors 730pm
with a special screening of Music is The Weapon to get us in the mood
“Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion, alongside unpublished versions of songs like ITT, Army Arrangement and Power Show. “

DJs spinning Fela Kuti and related Afrobeast

Followed by a special live performance of Fela covers from Prince collaborators, Gorillaz live band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

We will follow the event with a Afrobeat High Life club

So come join and spread the word for this exclusive event top The Sugar Club

This is a very special event and we will be adding more elements to this.. tickets are on sale at 12pm Friday 13th Sept

Fela Day Felabration: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Guests