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Featured Suggestions for where a band with no audience might launch an album

Discussion in 'General' started by egg_, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. egg_

    egg_ Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    So Stoat has almost finished re-learning all the songs on our new album and a few old ones, and we wanna book a launch night. Our audience is likely to be pretty small. Current candidate venues (some of which none of us have ever even been in, none of us live in Dublin anymore) are

    - East Side Tavern
    - Upstairs in Whelan’s
    - Bello Bar
    - Upstairs in Anseo
    - Thomas House
    - The Bowery in Rathmines
    - The Underground on Dame St
    - Stage 19 on Francis St

    Any thoughts/suggestions/comments?
     
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  2. hermie

    hermie Well-Known Member

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    Do upstairs in Whelan's still pay to play for the late show? Always a bonus. I would say Anseo is too small for a launch. The Bowery is a daft place but has a decent sound system. Nothing wrong with the Bello Bar. Played Stage 19 a few times recently and there can be a lot of hassle about the noise depending on how loud you intend to be. Was at a gig in the TH for the first time in ages there last week and I'd forgotten what a nice spot it is. East Side Tavern has a new guy running the place as far as I'm aware. Might be worth a look.
     
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  3. jonah

    jonah Well-Known Member

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    The Hut, Phibsboro or Upstairs at Anseo? Fairly, FAIRLY small mind.
     
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  4. Primitive

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    I'll be taking over the bookings for Stage 19 within the next couple of days Egg & I'm sure we can accommodate the launch. Previously I've run gigs there myself with a varied line up including Jogging, Guilty Optics, Nome King, Extravision, Girlfriend without any issue regarding noise level. I believe that the noise issue only arose in the early stages of the venues opening & when they began running gigs. Now sound proofed, stage extended, new sound desk, basic backline available etc. Venue would hold about 120 comfortably. Fire me a mail if your interested. That goes for anyone else too that fancies trying a show there
     
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  5. hermie

    hermie Well-Known Member

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    Nice spot. Is there still the open jam session on a Wednesday I think it was?
     
  6. Primitive

    Primitive Active Member

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    I believe the open jam session is still going on a Wednesday Hermie for the moment.
     
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  7. ernesto

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    Is stage 19 aka The Tivoli Backstage?
     
  8. Primitive

    Primitive Active Member

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    It is Ernesto on Francis street. Same venue.
     
  9. ernesto

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    I like that place. Bar needs to up its beer game but decent little set up. Played a gig there and it was pretty loud
     
  10. Theseus Mock

    Theseus Mock Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The events room in Odessa? Good central location.
     
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  11. Primitive

    Primitive Active Member

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    Bar is been upgraded, new craft beer selection, cocktails & so on. The whole interior has also been upgraded. Looks fantastic inside now.
     
  12. ernesto

    ernesto lover not a fighter Supporter

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    Had a pint in there last night, poor selection of beers
     
  13. Primitive

    Primitive Active Member

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    The new owners are only taking over the bar from this coming Monday so I'm sure the previous owners are allowing the kegs to run down & beer selection/ Try it again in the coming weeks & I'm sure you'll find it more favorable.
     
  14. xsteox

    xsteox Well-Known Member

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    Was also goin to suggest the Hut. Only thing is that it's just the room. The promoter/bands need to bring pa. But it is small enough for practice space pa to work.
     
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  15. ernesto

    ernesto lover not a fighter Supporter

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    Cool
     
  16. ernesto

    ernesto lover not a fighter Supporter

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    Good to know
     
  17. chris d

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    We played our 'big' Dublin show in the Odessa a year or so back. It's a lovely room for the audience with the comfy seats, fancy surroundings and location. Gear load in is a 'mare getting up those stairs, and beer selection is weak.

    Upstairs in Whelans is a decent venue. We did a midnight show there a while back too. Paid, nice. Gear load again a bit of a shit show. coming up the stairs and through the smoking area at 11pm on a weekend night. I would say the midnight shows are too late for a launch gig, we were just playing to random drunk punters. Quality gig all the same. But the room would be good for a launch at a normal hour.
     
  18. chris d

    chris d Well-Known Member

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    hang on, we saw you play upstairs in whelans not long ago. that was deadly.
     
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  19. ann post

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    Are you looking for a support act with no audience?
     
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  20. scutter

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    will no people be allowed go to this?
     
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