Jan 05

Presented by The Sugar Club

The Blindboy Podcast LIVE #3

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Blindboy Boatclub needs no introduction. For the third year running, we’re delighted to have him back to the intimate surroundings of The Sugar Club for 3 Live Podcast talks.

The best way to ease yourself into the new year, Blindboy will have special guests each night covering a range of topics, that will be announced on the day of the show.

Tickets onsale Nov 1st at 10AM

The Blindboy Podcast LIVE #3
Jan 09

Presented by Dublin Bowie Festival

Glasshouse : The Berlin Trilogy Re-Imagined

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Glasshouse & Dublin Bowie Festival are proud to present a re-imagination of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy in concert. This selection of music from Low, Heroes and Lodger will take you on a journey to what Bowie called his musical ‘DNA’.

Join us on January 9th for an uproarious evening, with rousing performances of this highly innovative work. Featuring an 12-person ensemble, you can be sure this will be a night to remember.

Glasshouse : The Berlin Trilogy Re-Imagined
Jan 10

Presented by Dublin Bowie Festival

The Birth of Bowie W/ Phil Lancaster & The London Boys

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Q&A with former 60s Bowie drummer Phil Lancaster (The Lower Third) and live set from 60s Bowie specialists The London Boys. Phil will be selling and signing copies of his recent book ‘At The Birth of Bowie’ after the show. Hosted by Pat Carty (Hot Press).

The Birth of Bowie W/ Phil Lancaster & The London Boys
Jan 11

An Evening with Shaun Ryder #2

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Due to popular demand we are delighted to bring back Shaun Ryder.

An Evening with Shaun Ryder features an in-depth interview with the man himself, about his years in Happy Mondays & Black Grape, the Manchester music scene, and of course the notorious hell raising antics that make Shaun such a fascinating and beloved figure in British culture.

An Evening with Shaun Ryder #2
Jan 13

Gary Delaney

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Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain’s leading one-liner comic has extended his brand new tour and is bringing his onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery to Dublin. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the newLive At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

Gary Delaney
Jan 16

Frightened Rabbit Revisited

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Strange Brew and Labyrinth present a very special revisiting of Frightened Rabbit songs in the beautiful surroundings of The Sugar Club, featuring an all-star lineup of Irish acts, in memory of Scott Hutchison.

Following on from last January’s unforgettable revisiting of The Midnight Organ Fight, this time the lineup of secret bands will choose three tracks each from the entire Frightened Rabbit back catalogue, b-sides and rarities included, played over two nights.

All proceeds go to mental health charity First Fortnight and the Tiny Changes Foundation.

Frightened Rabbit Revisited
Jan 19

Brass Eye Night - Oxide Ghosts

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BRASS EYE NIGHT- THE SUGAR CLUB with director Michael Cumming

Tickets on sale Thursday 24th Oct 10am

To celebrate the ground breaking comedy series, first broadcast in January 1997, The Sugar Club presents a night devoted to all things Brass Eye.

SELECT AN EPISODE: You get to vote on which episode you want to see projected on the big screen: Animals, Drugs, Sex, Crime, Science or Decline.
OXIDE GHOSTS: THE BRASS EYE TAPES Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective.The film is designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and providesa rare glimpse of his extraordinary working practices.

Q+A: THE DIRECTOR OF BRASS EYE AND OXIDE GHOSTS,
MICHAEL CUMMING, IN CONVERSATION WITH SPECIAL GUEST
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Brass Eye Night - Oxide Ghosts
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 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 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 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 22

Presented by MCD

All Killa No Filla

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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 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
Mar 06

DJ Krush

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DJ Krush. Born in 1962 in Tokyo. Gifted producer & DJ with a superb sense in Mixing and composing his sound who’s been well-received in the international club scene. ... Gifted producer & DJ with a superb sense in Mixing and composing his sound who’s been well-received in the international club scene.

DJ Krush
Mar 25

Tony Cantwell Pure Grá

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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

Tony Cantwell Pure Grá
Mar 26

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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Tony Cantwell - Pure Grá #2
Apr 05

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
Apr 05

Presented by ChoiceCuts

Lowkey - Soundtrack to the Struggle 3

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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. He released his second solo album, Soundtrack to the Struggle, independently on 16 October 2011.
After a five-year hiatus, Lowkey released a string of singles between 2016 and 2018 to precede the release of his third album, Soundtrack to the Struggle 2, released on 5 April 2019

Lowkey - Soundtrack to the Struggle 3