Mezerg

Saturday 17 October 2020 | TICKETS

Baby Bushka - Kate Bush Tribute

Wednesday 23 June + Thursday 24 June 2021 | TICKETS

Huun Huur Tu

Monday 2 November + Tuesday 3 November 2020 | TICKETS

May 27

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Sister Nancy + Legal Shot Sound System

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Sister Nancy, aka Muma Nancy, real name Ophlin Russell, is a Jamaican dancehall DJ and singer. She is known to the world as the first female dancehall DJ and was described as being a “dominating female voice for over two decades” on the dancehall scene.

Sister Nancy + Legal Shot Sound System
May 30

The Amy Winehouse Experience

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The Amy Winehouse Experience - eight piece tribute band recreating the talent of one of the most iconic singers of the 21st century.

The Amy Winehouse Experience
Aug 25

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
Aug 26

Postponed : Tony Cantwell - Pure Grá #2

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Postponed until further notice

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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
Sep 09

Presented by MCD

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. ★★★★

Brian Deady
Sep 10

Lisa Lambe

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Sumptuously Melodic.. A Star”

Hotpress

“Pure Gold”

The Irish Times

“The finest singer & actor of her generation

The Irish Times .

Lisa Lambe returns to the Sugar Club on April 3rd to officially launch her eagerly awaited new album Juniper ( Blue Elan Records LA )

Juniper, written in Roundstone Connemara and produced by Karl Odlum ( The Frames) is poised to make a massive star out of the Dublin actress and singer. Mastered by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound Lisa describes Juniper as “a love letter to nature”. Her songwriting, although inspired by the Irish landscape and surroundings is also thoroughly universal, modern and international.

The album releases worldwide on April 3rd

“A National Treasure

RTÉ

Lisa will be joined by special guests including : Karl Odlum , Éamonn De Barra, Sean Regan, John McLoughlin , Ruth O’Mahony-Brady , Wayne Sheehy, Anna Houston and more .

Lisa Lambe
Sep 24

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Lowkey - Soundtrack for the Struggle III Tour

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Lowkey is a British-Iraqi Hip-hop artist, campaigner and playwright who has appeared on BBC TV and Radio, Channel 4, ITV, Al Jazeera, MTV BASE, SBTV and Novara Media. He has written for the Guardian and Ceasefire Magazine.

His critically acclaimed music has received millions of streams on Spotify, sold over 25k albums digitally and garnered over 45 million YouTube views. His independently released album Soundtrack to the Struggle (2011) charted #6 in the UK RnB chart, #9 in the UK Indie chart, #14 in the UK Download chart and #57 in the UK Albums chart. He has worked with Immortal Technique, Wretch 32, Akala, Dead Prez and The Outlawz. He is part of the super group Mongrel alongside members of the Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles and Reverend and the Makers. The band released their album Better than Heavy in tandem with the Independent newspaper. The band were invited to Venezuela by then President Hugo Chavez, with Lowkey eventually travelling to Caracas and performing at the Community of Latin American States and Caribbean States (CELAC) celebration in 2011.

Lowkey has been lauded in the Houses of Parliament by the MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad as a “poet laureate for Grenfell Tower.” This praise was in recognition of his release Ghosts of Grenfell, which featured on BBC Radio 4’s World at One and enjoyed public support from Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle, Lilly Allen and JME. His community work around the Grenfell fire led to his recent appointment as director of performing arts for the Kids on The Green charity, assisting rehabilitation of children in the area.

Lowkey is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and an active supporter of Stop the War Coalition. He accompanied George Galloway on his siege breaking Viva Palestina convoy bringing aid to Gaza in 2009.

He has also lectured alongside academic Norman Finkelstein during their tour of universities in the United States in 2010 to mark the release of his book, This Time We Went Too Far. Lowkey was commissioned by Theatre Royal, Bath to write a Hip Hop version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which was performed there and was also performed as part of the Edinburgh Festival. He is currently completing a MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Lowkey - Soundtrack for the Struggle III Tour
Sep 27

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Stavros Halkias

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General Admission - Limited Unreserved Seating

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Stavros Halkias is a stand-up comedian and co-host of the popular podcast Cum Town. He is also widely known for his body-positive Instagram account. Stavros has made appearances on Comedy Central, IFC, and the MSG Network, where he wrote and performed on the Emmy nominated People Talking Sports and Other Stuff. He’s been featured in Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball, the New York Comedy Festival, and toured nationally with Wham City Comedy, Tom Papa, and Robert Kelly.

He’s very sorry that the word “Cum” was in the first sentence of this biography.

Stavros Halkias
Oct 04

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Kitt Philippa

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€13.50

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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
Oct 09

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
Oct 10

Celtic Soul

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The Definitive and Highly Acclaimed Tribute to the Music of Van Morrison..

Celtic Soul are a home grown tribute to one of the greatest musical talents ever to come from the shores of Ireland. Sir Van Morrison has crafted some of the most intricate, articulate and memorable pieces of music from our time, his own influences have themselves had an tangible impact on countless numbers of musicians who have followed in his wake, timeless classics which touch the soul.

Celtic Soul
Oct 17

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
Nov 02

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Huun Huur Tu

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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
Nov 03

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Huun Huur Tu

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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
Jan 06

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
Jan 30

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Shabaka & The Ancestors

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€22.50 + Booking Fee

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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
Jun 23

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
Jun 24

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