Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook play in the Irish folk tradition delving into the realms of psych, prog and post rock. Sometimes a single player, a folk trio or a full electric band, the Spook have a unique take on the idea of Irish folk rock, making the familiar sound innovative, the ancient new, and the local sound universal.
The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock Melodica Deathship Whelan’s 8pm, Wednesday 31st October Tickets €10 from WAV Tickets
An appetite for musicological adventure, a commitment to honor tradition while not being constrained by it, and a healthy sense of humor have brought the world-traveling Dirty Dozen Brass Band to this remarkable juncture in an already storied career. To celebrate its 35th, the band is releasing Twenty Dozen, the septet’s first studio release in six years.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Village 8pm, Thursday 1st November Tickets €23 from WAV Tickets
Cello & Hammond organ would make terrible weapons in a revolution but they may just provide it’s visceral & surreal soundtrack if Norway’s Honningbarna have their way. Six musical firebrands driven by punk rock fury, most still under twenty years of age, have got all of Europe salivating at their high intensity and all-consuming live shows. Having taken Eurosonic by storm and captured the imagination of every critic who crossed their path, Honningbarna (Honey children) are now set to take on the rest of Europe as they set out to export their ferocious musical insurrection across the continent.
Honningbarna 8pm, Wednesday 14th November Whelan’s (Upstairs) Tickets €10 from WAV Tickets
As one of the two primary songwriters of seminal 80′s group Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart helped shape the sound and voice of indie rock to come, influencing bands that followed including Nirvana and the Pixies. Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü) 8pm, Friday 14th December Whelan’s (Upstairs) Tickets €11 from WAV Tickets
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to each of these gigs just send an email with WHELANSLIVETICKETBUNDLEPLEASE to [email protected] by midnight on Monday, October 29th.