May 03

Presented by MPI

Owen Colgan - Woke Tour #2

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Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero, sex symbol and Hardy Bucks star hits the road for his biggest tour yet.

After a hugely successful tour in 2018 with sold out shows across Ireland, Owen is back with a new installment for 2019 - The Woke Tour.

” All my new gained knowledge along with my love for Jambons, Crows and grown men fighting will be bestowed upon the people of the Emerald Isle during this tour. So sit back, take off your pants and enjoy the multi layered, high octane shit talk experience of a lifetime. ” - Owen

(Don’t take your pants off)

Owen Colgan - Woke Tour #2
May 04

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Lowkey

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Lowkey is a musician and political activist. Kareem Dennis (born 23 May 1986), better known by his stage name Lowkey, is a British Iraqi rapper and activist based in London, England. He first became known through a series of mixtapes he released before he was 18, before taking a hiatus from the music business.

He would return in 2008 with wider music coverage, featured on BBC Radio and appearing at various festivals and concerts including the BBC Electric Proms, Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen in the buildup to his first solo album Dear Listener, as well as collaborating with other British musicians to form the supergroup Mongrel. He released his second solo album Soundtrack to the Struggle independently on 16 October 2011.

Lowkey
May 04

All City & NBN: Onra & Devin Morrison

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All City & Nothing But Net presents

A Bussin’ LP Launch

Onra
Devin Morrison
Support: Brién

All City & NBN: Onra & Devin Morrison
May 08

Simone Felice

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Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century’s folk-rock revival.

Simone has been hailed as one of the great songwriter-poets of his generation, bringing these gifts and history to his work as a prolific record producer.

Recent projects include The Lumineers #1 worldwide hit, Cleopatra, Bat For Lashes stunning Mercury Prize shortlisted concept album, The Bride, and new releases by Ian Felice, Vance Joy, Jade Bird, Rhodes, and Peace.

Simone Felice
May 10

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Sister Nancy vs Legal Shot vs Firehouse Skank

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Nancy Russell, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Sister Nancy was one of 15 siblings; her brother Robert, known to her family as Dickie, found fame as Brigadier Jerry. The latter began chanting on Prince Norman’s sound system before settling with Jahlove Music. While the Brigadier’s reputation as the number one cultural DJ flourished, by her mid-teens, Nancy was occasionally performing on the sound system. With Winston Riley in 1982 her debut One Two was released, featuring the title track, “Aint No Stopping Nancy”, “Bam Bam” and “Only Woman DJ With Degree”. She also recorded a classic rendition of “King And Queen” with Yellowman. With producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes, she recorded “A No Any Man Can Test Sister Nancy”, “Bang Belly” and another Yellowman combination, “Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose”. She continued appearing live in the dancehall where she often performed alongside her brother on the Jahlove Music Sound System. The sound toured internationally to rave reviews, including a celebrated session at Brixton Town Hall, London, where both Jerry and Nancy made their debut performances in the UK.

Sister Nancy vs Legal Shot vs Firehouse Skank
May 11

Presented by PRB

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.” AltDaily

Daddy Long Legs
May 12

Bulleit Frontier Works X Truth Bangers

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CELEBRATING TRUE FRONTIERSMAN AND WOMEN OVER BOURBON AND BITES AT THE SUGAR CLUB.

Bulleit, a whiskey for the modern frontier has collaborated with Truth Bangers podcast to present Frontier Works; an evening of live discussion with Irish talent who are striving to do things their way.

The live podcast, curated by Paul Walsh and Mark William Logan of Truth Bangers, sets out to uncover what courage and belief means to these Irish trailblazers.

The panel includes;

Musician - Loah

Comedian - Tony Cantwell

Actor - Dermot Murphy.

What: Bulleit Frontier Works X Truth Bangers

When: 12th May 2019. Doors at 5:30pm.

Where: The Sugar Club, Dublin.

Cost: €10 + booking fee.

All proceeds to Truth Bangers’ chosen charity; City Helping Homeless

Music on the night by Choice Cuts

Tickets include two bespoke cocktails crafted by Bulleit Bourbon Brand Ambassador Ronan Massey, pizza and access to the show.

‘Frontier Works’ is a strictly over 18s event.

Enjoy Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Sensibly. Visit www.drinkaware.ie

#FrontierWorks

Bulleit Frontier Works X Truth Bangers
May 14

DJ Maseo - De La Soul (Gods of Rap Afterparty)

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1/3 of De La Soul. DJ since the age of 8. Funk, Hiphop, Disco, Old School, Dancehall, House, Latin, Whatever.

Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul quietly maintains a key spot in hiphop history.

De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by colouring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan on their critically acclaimed debut “3 Feet High & Rising.” They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hiphop history as they helped introduce to world to Mos Def, helped propel a Tribe Called Quest with “Buddy”, and were among the first major acts to work with
deceased hiphop icon J-Dilla on a major single (when he was known as Jay Dee).

DJ Maseo - De La Soul (Gods of Rap Afterparty)
May 15

Presented by The Sugar Club

Tony Cantwell’s Live Feed Vol. III

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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. III
May 16

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Open Mike Eagle

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Michael W. Eagle II, better known by his stage name Open Mike Eagle, is an American hip hop artist and comedian.

Open Mike Eagle might not have all the answers, but few artists in hip-hop, music, or American life are asking smarter questions. In a landscape governed by ceaseless babble, flashing lights, and hollow lies, Eagle harmonizes into the void so we don’t have to.

Open Mike Eagle
May 17

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Louis Cole

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Louis Cole
€20 ex booking fees

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Louis Cole is a Los Angeles based singer songwriter, producer and
multi-instrumentalists. Celebrated as one of the world’s most
future-sonic-funk drummers and co-founder of KNOWER, his mission is “to
create deep feelings through music.” Cole has proudly been DIY to date,
amassing millions of views with his viral videos like ‘Bank Account’,
and arrives with his third album debut ‘Time’ out now on Brainfeeder.

‘Time’ is - a casual but addictive LP, with a blend of quickfire,
hook-laden electro-funk bullets and wistful, soft-focus balladry - and
it’s compelling. “A lot of it is little thoughts, that I made into big
songs… blasts of inspiration that I was lucky enough to receive.

Louis Cole
May 17

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Louis Cole Late Nite Live

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General Admission - on sale Friday 15 March

A very special Late Nite Live Future Jazz Session…

Tickets on sale Mar 15th 12pm

Louis Cole is a Los Angeles based singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalists. Celebrated as one of the world’s most future-sonic-funk drummers and co-founder of KNOWER, his mission is “to create deep feelings through music.” Cole has proudly been DIY to date, amassing millions of views with his viral videos like ‘Bank Account’, and arrives with his third album debut ‘Time’ out now on Brainfeeder.

‘Time’ is - a casual but addictive LP, with a blend of quickfire, hook-laden electro-funk bullets and wistful, soft-focus balladry - and it’s compelling. “A lot of it is little thoughts, that I made into big songs… blasts of inspiration that I was lucky enough to receive.”

Louis’s new album features his friend Thundercat (with whom he worked on “Drunk” co-writing ‘Bus In The Streets’ and ‘Jameel’s Space Ride’) who returns the favour, contributing lead vocals on ‘Tunnels In The Air’. KNOWER’s Genevieve Artadi, and acclaimed jazz pianist and experimental composer Brad Mehldau also pop up on ‘When You’re Ugly’ and ‘Real Life’ respectively. Furthermore, ‘Last Time You Went Away’ features a 23-piece string orchestra - the Rochester Stringz from Eastman School of Music.

Known for presenting a show that you will never forget, catch Louis Cole’s ‘Time’ tour with solo dates, or his unforgettable 18-piece brass band show in the US, EU, and Asia.

“Time” is out now, on Brainfeeder: louiscole.lnk.to/time

Louis Cole Late Nite Live
May 18

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Ed Motta

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At the age of 15, Ed Motta recorded his debut album “Ed Motta & Conexão Japeri” (Warner Music, 1988) which became an instant boogie-funk classic. Three decades later, eleven albums deep, seven soundtracks for film and a score for musical theatre, Ed Motta will now presents his latest work “Criterion of the Senses”. Since his first LP, Ed was always the de facto producer of his discography, arriving at the studio with a concept in his head and working meticulously towards perfected instrumentation.

On stage and in the studio, Ed has engaged in musical exchanges with musicians such as Roy Ayers, Chucho Valdés, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick (Incognito), Ryuichi Sakamoto, Patrice Rushen, Hubert Laws, Bernard Purdie, João Donato, Dom Salvador and Greg Phillinganes.

Ed Motta
May 19

Presented by Cello Ireland

Cello Ireland: Mahler Reimagined

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Cello Ireland returns to The Sugar Club for an exciting new collaborative project with Cathal

Coughlan (Microdisney, Fatima Mansions)and Jazz Quartet bringing you Mahler in a brand new
setting arranged by Brian Byrne!
Cello Ireland was founded in 2014 by Una Ni Chanainn, cellist RTENSO and is earning a reputation for
an innovative, fresh approach to music, often bringing together musicians from diverse
backgrounds.
Recent collaborations include Cello Voce, with special guest Liam O Maonlai; Bowie to Buckley: a
World aPart with Gerry Leonard in new arrangements of Bowie’s later work, Hugh Buckley jazz
Quartet and most recently an exploration of cello with traditional musicians Cormac Begley
(concertina) and Liam O Connor (fiddle).
In this collaboration Cathal will sing Mahler in his own style in stunning new arrangements by Brian
Byrne.
This will be against a rich tapestry of cello quartet and jazz quartet.
It promises to be yet another spectacular evening of music!

Cello Ireland: Mahler Reimagined
May 22

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Liniker e os Caramelows

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Award-winning Liniker e os Caramelows from São Paulo take their journey from performing at some of Brazil’s best events to Europe. Liniker e os Caramelows create a contemporary sound which combines soul with the tropical heritage of MPB (popular Brazilian music). Brazilian Soul, with a show both beautiful and full of energy throughout. Transgender singer Liniker has a spark and she shares it with you. Looking deep into the eyes of the audience – you don’t have to speak Portuguese to be completely entranced by that moment, it’s universal.

Liniker e os Caramelows
May 23

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Butcher Brown

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Marcus Tenney, Morgan Burrs, Corey Fonville, Andrew Randazzo, and DJ Harrison. Straight out of the underground, a steady rumble is building and it’s called Butcher Brown. Pulsing from the nerve center of Jellowstone Studios in Richmond VA, Butcher Brown takes careful note of the history and legacy of jazz and throws caution to the wind with wanton abandon. Garage punk jazz funk on the low end of the dial gives way to delicate and elegant compositions as the band shows off without trying. These are not just players, these are musicians.

Butcher Brown
May 24

An Evening with Jerron Blindboy Paxton | 24.05

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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 Blindboy Paxton | 24.05
May 25

Presented by ChoiceCuts

An Evening with Jerron Blindboy Paxton | 25.05

7:30PM
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General Admission - On Sale 12/03/19

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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 Blindboy Paxton | 25.05
May 25

Tau & The Drones of Praise

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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 Blindboy Paxton | 26.05

7:30PM
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10:30PM

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€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 Blindboy Paxton | 26.05