A quick roundup of all the Christmas-themed gigs between now and the big day…
We Love Yule – Simon Community Benefit
The Joy Gallery, Red Space, 2 Rutland place, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.
4pm till late, €12
Stalls including the Cake Cafe, Blazing Salads and several others selling art, records, clothes and such, will take place from 4pm until around 7pm/8pm along with some films and music; thereafter the rest of the night will continue on with performances, bands, DJ’ing contributions from Skinny Wolves, Maximum Joy, Cap Pas Cap, and more films.
The added bonus is that you can bring your own tipples, it will run late; and there will be some surprises, secret guests (though not in a creepy held-captive-in-the-attic kind of way) and a raffle with original photography donated by Brian Cross (B+) and CandyCollective.
All of the proceeds from the event go to The Simon Community. http://www.candycollective.com/index.php?/site/feature/we_love_yule/ for more details
My Brother Woody, Funzo and Sarah Gleeson
Upstairs at Whelans
8pm – 10.30pm, €10
A Christmas themed night which means "…all bands will be playing a few Christmas songs plus there will be decorations, food (what i don’t know), party hats, Christmas crackers and other Christmas associated stuff."
Bodytonic & Thumped Present Bring The Toys 2008: Rockers vs Ravers 2: The Rematch
The Bernard Shaw, 8pm, Admission = 1 Toy (unwrapped, new and boxed, obviously, and NO CHEAP TAT, right?) OR cash donation. Or both.
Bring The Toys is back again, doing it for the kids. Bring a toy (nothing soft or cuddly, thanks) in its original box and/or cough up a few quid whilst we provide the good times via DJs like Nialler9, Skinny Wolves DJs, Jon Averill (Shock), Gav Feeney (Hot Press), and all in aid of Crumlin Children’s hospital.
Before the music kicks off at 8pm, the GBS Xmas Art Expo starts 6:30pm. Artists featured include Bren B, Chris Judge, Yerself, Tiny Little Horse, Linda Brownlee, Richard Gilligan, Steve Ryan, Gaetan Billault, Fink, Maser, Gene, Loki, Rask, Asbestos, Morgan, Danleo, Synth Eastwood and more… Oh and there’s free beer from Becks, apparently.
Rock Jihad Christmas Party
The International Bar, Wicklow Street
Satan’s Little Helpers DJ HMD, DJ Wrongspeed, DJ Whitenoise & DJ JD&Coke with your favourite festive tunes. Kind of.
Stress!! Presents: Merry Stressmas!!2 with Somadrone & Laura Sheeran
De Burgo’s, Galway
Hefty Horse Christmas Special in aid of Aware
Anseo, 6pm, €5
Northstation, The Hollows, The Truro Syndicate, So Cow, Squarehead, Rhob Cunningham, Porn On Vinyl are all playing – note the early start!
Jape, Cap Pas Cap, The Vinny Club
Tripod, Harcourt Street
Just in time for the big push to make his Phil Lynott single the Christmas #1, Jape plays a Christmas gig in Tripod.
Thumped Christmas Party
Downstairs @ Cassidey’s (Formerly The Westmoreland), Westmoreland Street
A quiet, civilised evening of intelligent conversation and reflection, accompanied by the soothing sounds of Dj’s Sweetoblivion, nlgbbbblth & Moose.
Richter Collective Crimbo Party with Bats, Not Squares & Sarsparilla
The Lower Deck, Portobello
€8 before 9pm, €10 after
State Magazing Midnight Mass
DJ sets from Flight Like Apes, Super Extra Bonus Party & State staffers. 11pm at the Think Tank, Temple Bar.
U:Mack Presents: 100% Dynamite Xmas Party!
Andrew’s Lane Theatre, 11pm, €16
Soul Jazz records’ infamous 100% Dynamite club night returns to Dublin for a special Christmas one off with "…the best in Reggae, Ska, Funk, Soul, Post Punk and non-stop party vibes!"
Christmas Love with You’re Only massive, RSAG, Babybeef, Land Lovers, DJ Megadrive at the Andrew’s Lane Theatre.
The Longest Night – A benefit for The Simon Community with Paddy Casey, Heathers, The Guggenheim Grotto and The Mighty Stef. http://www.longestnight.ie/
One Track Christmas Party with Dancepig Vs Mano Le Tough Live, Jon Averill (Shock!!) & Barry Donovan (Lunar Disko / EC)