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Dolittle presents Ensemble Economique

Dolittle presents

Ensemble Economique

Friday, 18 October

Deadly Friday night gigs are our way of saying “Fair feckin play to ya” for making it through another week. And wow, we have a whopper one up our sleeve! Ensemble Economique will be storming our stage on Friday, 18 October as he tours his eleventh album ‘Blossoms In Red’.

Ensemble Economique is the solo musical project of Brian Pyle. In his own words, his music sounds “as if day and night are colliding”. His style has evolved from the unique experiences he has had wandering and travelling the world. Wherever he goes, he absorbs new nuances and adopts them into his own savage style of ambient shoegaze, drone and post-wave. In his new album, ‘Blossoms In Red’, the fourth he has released with Denovali, Pyle combines element of this previous output to create this deadly narrative throughout the tracks.

Based in Californian Humboldt County, Brian Pyle blends some slick instrumental pieces in this more minimalistic album, making it potentially his most skilled work. A particular and unique tone of unease to his music deffo sets him apart from a typical Californian style. This promises to be an amazing gig of captivating music and chilled out Friday vibes. You can check out some of Brian’s Ensemble Economique work and find news here.

Don’t we know how to treat you right on a Friday night? You can pick up these tickets for this fantastic affair for just €8. You can find more details on The Workman’s Club Gig Calendar.

Ensemble Economique

Friday, 18 October/ Door Time: 8pm/ Ticket Price: €8

Tickets available now from www.theworkmansclub.com

For more information drop Jenny a line! +353 87 9815585 / jenny@weareredhead.com

Check out our Twitter @WorkmansDublin or Facebook /TheWorkmansClub

www.theworkmansclub.com

** Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival 24 – 28 August **

The Harbour Bar Presents

Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival

24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 August 2016

Roots Revival: “a trend which includes young performers popularising the traditional musical styles of their ancestors”

The Harbour Bar in Bray and The Hotspot Music Club in Greystones are known by local music lovers as the places to go in Wicklow to see some of Ireland’s finest original acts work their musical magic. Whether hosting the best up-and-coming bands, to established national treasures, regardless of the musical style, whenever you see a gig in either bar you can be guaranteed the quality is second to none!

Over the last weekend in August across 5 days & nights, these beautiful traditional Irish pub venues have joined forces to celebrate some of the finest folk, bluegrass, americana and country musical acts in the country with a couple of guests from farther afield in the Harbour to Hotspot – Roots Revival Festival. What better way to spend your last weekend of the summer, than tapping your toes or being on your feet, swooning or singing along to some incredible talent that you would expect from The Harbour Bar and The Hotspot Music Club? Check out the lineup and we hope to see you there!

I Draw Slow | Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 | Amazing Apples | Old Hannah | The Young Folk | The BQ Trio | Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin | Malojian | Gavin Glass & The Shakers | The Whileaways | N.C.Lawlor | Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring | An Acoustic Ramble with Old Hannah & Friends | The Louisiana 6.

Five-piece outfit I Draw Slow have a sound rooted in old time Americana, with a twist! The Irish Times described their indie Irish/Americana compositions as “musically ambitious, thoughtfully performed”. Their album Redhills was named RTE Radio 1’s album of the week and headed the iTunes folk chart for Ireland within days of its release.

From Brighton to Bray, we’ve got the foot stompin’ bluegrass sounds from Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8. These guys are not shy of touring having played hoedowns to shindigs, hootenannys to barn dances, so be sure to get your dancin’ shoes on!

Hailing from Galway, Amazing Apples are a 5-piece multi-instrumentalist Indie/Folk band. Over the years they’ve played at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Indiependence Festival, and have supported Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, The Saw Doctors and Walking on Cars.

From Sligo with their own brand of roots, it’s the brilliant Old Hannah. The band are firmly rooted in old time sounds, as an early passion for bluegrass, western swing and roots saw them mix traditional and contemporary influences into a truly unique set of original music.

The Young Folk are fast making an impression on the Irish music scene, with their upbeat blend of alternative folk and immaculate harmonies. Their current albumFirst Sign of Morningis out now and the band are preparing for a headline show in Dublin’s Academy in October so make sure to catch them here in Bray first folks.

Next up, we welcome the talents of The BQ Trio with their alternative – folk influenced music and their unique minimalist sound, paired with superb harmonies, accompanied by guitar and trumpet. This promises to be a great set from one of the newer live bands to hit the scene.

With Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin, expect a set of trad tunes bursting with energy from these exceptionally skilled musicians. We’re thrilled to have two of Ireland’s masters of Delta Blues join forces for this year’s festival.  

Fronted by Stevie Scullion, it’s the turn of Malojian. Later this year the Northern Irish band will launch their brand new album ‘This is Nowhere’ – recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, Bonnie Prince Billy). With their star firmly on the rise, Malojian have gone from playing small venues in Northern Ireland to playing Glastonbury.

It’s a real treat for us to welcome Gavin Glass & The Shakers. Singer-songwriter and producer extraordinaire, Glass is one of Ireland’s most talented and hardworking musicians. Now on his fourth solo album Sunday Songs, he has also produced and played on numerous albums for the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Cathy Davey and Declan O’Rourke, amongst many others.  

Hailing from Galway, The Whileaways are three distinct voices combined with beautiful harmonies. Their debut album received four stars in the Irish Times and RTE Album of the Week. They’ve performed at Tonder Folk Festival (Denmark), Sligo Live and The Open House Festival in Belfast. Their second album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ (2015) sees the band cut a confident trail in roots music.

Probably the best slide guitarist to come out of the country is N.C.LawlorThe Dublin based bluegrass slide guitarist, singer and harmonica player is famous for his Grafton Street busking sessions & his Sunday gigs in Whelan’s. Lawlor stands out with his ultra fast slide, soulful lyrics and has played with some of the greats including Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers and Shane MacGowan to name a few.

We’ve got the admired talents of skiffle six piece The Louisiana 6 – playing 50’s style Skiffle with a mix of gospel, country & bluegrass, they play the hits of Lonnie Donegan & Leadbelly. Penciled in to play at this year’s Electric Picnic and having just played The Knockanstockan Festivalbe sure to catch them at ours.

Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring are a group who draw influences from as far back as the early 1900s right up to the present day. You can hear hints of Tom Waits, the delivery of Louis Armstrong and reminiscent of Hozier and Mick Flannery. A variety of influences, all of of them blended together to form a live performance that is at once unforgettable and utterly unique.

So there you have it folks, the new festival on the block. Get marking your calendars and come join us Brayside! 

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead 

stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

Wednesday 24th August
I Draw Slow | 10pm-11.30pm BQ Trio | 9pm-9.45pm
Thursday 25th August
Dr Bluegrass And The Illbilly 8   

9.30pm-11.30pm

Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin

7.30-9pm

Friday 26th August
Amazing Apples | 10.30pm-12.30am Malojian | 9pm-10.15pm
Saturday 27th August
Old Hannah | 10.30pm-12.30am Gavin Glass & The Shakers | 8.30pm-10pm
The Whileaways | 6.30pm-8pm N.C.Lawlor | 4.30pm-6pm
Sunday 28th August
The Young Folk

9.45pm-11pm

Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring  8pm-9.15pm
An Acoustic Ramble, with Old Hannah & Friends | 6pm-7.30pm The Louisiana 6  

4pm-5.30pm

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Keep an eye on our Twitter @theharbour_bar and Facebook  www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray for up to the minute goings on!

Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival

The Harbour Bar Presents

Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival

24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 August 2016

Roots Revival: “a trend which includes young performers popularising the traditional musical styles of their ancestors”

The Harbour Bar in Bray and The Hotspot Music Club in Greystones are known by local music lovers as the places to go in Wicklow to see some of Ireland’s finest original acts work their musical magic. Whether hosting the best up-and-coming bands, to established national treasures, regardless of the musical style, whenever you see a gig in either bar you can be guaranteed the quality is second to none!

Over the last weekend in August across 5 days & nights, these beautiful traditional Irish pub venues have joined forces to celebrate some of the finest folk, bluegrass, americana and country musical acts in the country with a couple of guests from farther afield in the Harbour to Hotspot – Roots Revival Festival. What better way to spend your last weekend of the summer, than tapping your toes or being on your feet, swooning or singing along to some incredible talent that you would expect from The Harbour Bar and The Hotspot Music Club? Check out the lineup and we hope to see you there!

I Draw Slow | Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 | Amazing Apples | Old Hannah | The Young Folk

The BQ Trio | Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin | Malojian | Gavin Glass & The Shakers | The Whileaways | N.C.Lawlor | Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring | An Acoustic Ramble with Old Hannah & Friends | The Louisiana 6.

Five-piece outfit I Draw Slow have a sound rooted in old time Americana, with a twist! The Irish Times described their indie Irish/Americana compositions as “musically ambitious, thoughtfully performed”. Their album Redhills was named RTE Radio 1’s album of the week and headed the iTunes folk chart for Ireland within days of its release.

From Brighton to Bray, we’ve got the foot stompin’ bluegrass sounds from Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8. These guys are not shy of touring having played hoedowns to shindigs, hootenannys to barn dances, so be sure to get your dancin’ shoes on!

Hailing from Galway, Amazing Apples are a 5-piece multi-instrumentalist Indie/Folk band. Over the years they’ve played at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Indiependence Festival, and have supported Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, The Saw Doctors and Walking on Cars.

From Sligo with their own brand of roots, it’s the brilliant Old Hannah. The band are firmly rooted in old time sounds, as an early passion for bluegrass, western swing and roots saw them mix traditional and contemporary influences into a truly unique set of original music.

The Young Folk are fast making an impression on the Irish music scene, with their upbeat blend of alternative folk and immaculate harmonies. Their current album ‘First Sign of Morning’ is out now and the band are preparing for a headline show in Dublin’s Academy in October so make sure to catch them here in Bray first folks.

Next up, we welcome the talents of The BQ Trio with their alternative – folk influenced music and their unique minimalist sound, paired with superb harmonies, accompanied by guitar and trumpet. This promises to be a great set from one of the newer live bands to hit the scene.

With Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin, expect a set of trad tunes bursting with energy from these exceptionally skilled musicians. We’re thrilled to have two of Ireland’s masters of Delta Blues join forces for this year’s festival.

Fronted by Stevie Scullion, it’s the turn of Malojian. Later this year the Northern Irish band will launch their brand new album ‘This is Nowhere’ – recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, Bonnie Prince Billy). With their star firmly on the rise, Malojian have gone from playing small venues in Northern Ireland to playing Glastonbury.

It’s a real treat for us to welcome Gavin Glass & The Shakers. Singer-songwriter and producer extraordinaire, Glass is one of Ireland’s most talented and hardworking musicians. Now on his fourth solo album Sunday Songs, he has also produced and played on numerous albums for the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Cathy Davey and Declan O’Rourke, amongst many others.

Hailing from Galway, The Whileaways are three distinct voices combined with beautiful harmonies. Their debut album received four stars in the Irish Times and RTE Album of the Week. They’ve performed at Tonder Folk Festival (Denmark), Sligo Live and The Open House Festival in Belfast. Their second album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ (2015) sees the band cut a confident trail in roots music.

Probably the best slide guitarist to come out of the country is N.C.Lawlor – The Dublin based bluegrass slide guitarist, singer and harmonica player is famous for his Grafton Street busking sessions & his Sunday gigs in Whelan’s. Lawlor stands out with his ultra fast slide, soulful lyrics and has played with some of the greats including Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers and Shane MacGowan to name a few.

We’ve got the admired talents of skiffle six piece The Louisiana 6 – playing 50’s style Skiffle with a mix of gospel, country & bluegrass, they play the hits of Lonnie Donegan & Leadbelly. Penciled in to play at this year’s Electric Picnic and having just played The Knockanstockan Festival…be sure to catch them at ours.

Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring are a group who draw influences from as far back as the early 1900s right up to the present day. You can hear hints of Tom Waits, the delivery of Louis Armstrong and reminiscent of Hozier and Mick Flannery. A variety of influences, all of of them blended together to form a live performance that is at once unforgettable and utterly unique.

So there you have it folks, the new festival on the block. Get marking your calendars and come join us Brayside!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

Wednesday 24th August

I Draw Slow | 10pm-11.30pm

BQ Trio | 9pm-9.45pm

Thursday 25th August

Dr Bluegrass And The Illbilly 8

9.30pm-11.30pm

Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin

7.30-9pm

Friday 26th August

Amazing Apples | 10.30pm-12.30am

Malojian | 9pm-10.15pm

Saturday 27th August

Old Hannah | 10.30pm-12.30am

Gavin Glass & The Shakers | 8.30pm-10pm

The Whileaways | 6.30pm-8pm

N.C.Lawlor | 4.30pm-6pm

Sunday 28th August

The Young Folk

9.45pm-11pm

Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring  8pm-9.15pm

An Acoustic Ramble, with Old Hannah & Friends | 6pm-7.30pm

The Louisiana 6

4pm-5.30pm

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Keep an eye on our Twitter @theharbour_bar and Facebook  www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray for up to the minute goings on!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate

donagh@turningpirate.com

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

** POD & Hidden Agenda Present Metropolis | 3/4/5 November RDS | First Music Announcement **

POD & Hidden Agenda Present

 

Metropolis

Mother City

RDS

3/4/5 November 2016

Music / Performance / Conversation / Installation

** FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT **

The award winning Metropolis Festival returns for its second chapter in November 2016, after its sell out first year. Set in the industrial array of warehouses and venues within the RDS complex across Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of November – this unique indoor event offers a tapestry of music, art installations, performance and conversation over 6 stages, to once again create a stunning playground for the senses. We will be whetting your appetite with many announcements of installations, collaborations and artists performing over the next 8 weeks but today we can reveal our first batch of music announcements…

Grace Jones | DJ Shadow | Solomun | Moderat

SBTRKT (DJ Set) | Booka Shade – Movements 10

BADBADNOTGOOD | Crystal Castles | The Sugarhill Gang

Fatima Yamaha | Fakear | Girl Band

And many more ….

‘an impressive collection of visually stunning stages.’ DJ Mag

‘A festival with a difference’ Irish Independent

‘chilled out vibe and knock your socks off line up’ nomoreworkhorse

‘Metropolis has given the Irish music scene a shot in the arm it didn’t think it even needed.’ The Last Mixed Tape

‘Winter in Ireland just became a lot less depressing’ state.ie

First up, as a new addition to this year’s proceedings, Thursday 3rd November will host a limited capacity METROPOLIS OPENING PARTY in The Shelbourne Hall, RDS which will feature none other than experimental hip hop DJ, producer and renowned turntable veteran, DJ SHADOW!!

Headlining the weekend is an artist who requires no introduction, Grace Jones. One of the most unforgettable artists to emerge from New York’s hedonistic Studio 54 disco scene in the late 70s, she is an incredible live performer and we can’t wait to welcome her to Metropolis this year.

His first time back in Ireland since 2010, we have none other than experimental hip hop DJ and renowned turntable veteran, DJ Shadow. Shadow’s first full-length LP, Endtroducing, was released in late 1996 to immense critical acclaim. His performance will incorporate the 20 year anniversary of this LP, frequently lauded as one of the most important works of the last 50 years.

Following on from his summer residency in Ibiza’s Pacha this year, we’re looking forward to Bosnian DJ/ producer Solomun. He’s played a major role in redefining Eastern European House Music, adding an exciting twist to the genre.  

Moderat is a three-piece electronic music project hailing from Berlin. Made up of  Sascha Ring, also known as Apparat, & Modeselektor members Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, Magnetic Magazine call this collaborative project ‘one of the most exciting things in dance music in recent history’.

SBTRKT aka Aaron Jerome, will be taking to the Metropolis stage with an amazing DJ set and light show. He’s remixed for heavyweights such as Radiohead, Underworld, MIA, Basement Jaxx and Mark Ronson and frequently collaborating with Sampha. This year saw the release of Save Yourself, the latest release from SBTRKT since his 2014 album Wonder Where We Land.

Berlin-based duo Booka Shade (Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier) have carved out a reputation as one of the most celebrated electronic acts to come out of Europe over the past two decades. This year marks the tenth anniversary of their era-defining and career-kickstarting Movements album. To celebrate the occasion they’ve re-issued the album, so now Movements 10 includes new masters and brand new versions of key tracks which the pair will be delivering live on the Metropolis stage.  

Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD have been blowing audiences away with their interpretations of hip hop tracks and have collaborated with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown and Ghostface Killah. In July of this year they released their hotly anticipated album IV, featuring a track with Future Islands’ Sam Herring along with contributions from Kaytranada, Charlotte Day Wilson, Colin Stetson and Mick Jenkins.

Renowned for their chaotic live shows, we can’t wait for Canadian electroclash band Crystal Castles to hit the festival this year. Fresh from releasing a new track Concrete last week, a new album is expected to follow this August to keep us going ‘til November.

American hip-hop legends Sugar Hill Gang have been the inspiration to numerous hip hop artists over the course of the last 3 decades – and are the first group to have a rap single in the Billboard Charts with their anthemic Rappers Delight.

Fatima Yamaha is the moniker of Dutch electronic artist and producer, Bas Bron. His track What’s A Girl To Do is one of dance music’s most pronounced sleeper hits and this set is sure to be one to catch.

At only 24, French producer Theo Le Vigoureux aka Fakear, has already taken his energetic sound around the world playing sell out shows. Quickly emerging from the French electronic scene, it’s only taken 4 EP’s before he released his debut album Animal this year, which received serious hype and attention. This young producer’s popularity is only on the rise.   

Irish quartet Girl Band have been thrilling audiences with their live shows both at home and abroad. The Irish Times said of the band There really is no other Irish band around at the moment that can channel No Wave disharmony as well as Girl Band.’ Their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie was heaped with deserved critical acclaim.  

Aside from a stellar line-up of musicians, we will be welcoming some leading talents to come and host conversations within the RDS. We’ll be announcing visual installations and lots more exciting elements soon.

** TICKETS **

This year we are also introducing a brand new Ticket Instalment Plan – this method can be used to purchase all tickets – you will only be available to select this option until the end of August. Pay 50% of your ticket now and settle the remainder of the balance before 03 October.

Early Bird Weekend tickets (Friday 4th & Saturday 5th) go on sale at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €129 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

DJ Shadow – Opening Party (Thursday 3rd) go on sale at at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €39.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend tickets (Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th)  go on sale at at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €164.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

DJ Shadow – Opening Party Thursday 3rd November €39.50
Weekend Early

Bird (2 Day)

Friday 4th / Saturday 5th €129.00
Weekend (2 Day) Friday 4th / Saturday 5th €145.00
DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend (3 Day) Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th €164.50

www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

Metropolis festival

Nov 3rd | 4th | 5th

Doors Thursday 7pm / Friday & Saturday 3pm

We have plenty more to announce so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for more details.

Twitter @metro_festival  / FB @metropolisfest

www.metropolisfestival.ie

#metro16

POD & Hidden Agenda Present Metropolis RDS 3/4/5 November 2016

POD & Hidden Agenda Present

Metropolis

Mother City

RDS

3/4/5 November 2016

Music / Performance / Conversation / Installation

** FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT **

The award winning Metropolis Festival returns for its second chapter in November 2016, after its sell out first year. Set in the industrial array of warehouses and venues within the RDS complex across Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of November – this unique indoor event offers a tapestry of music, art installations, performance and conversation over 6 stages, to once again create a stunning playground for the senses. We will be whetting your appetite with many announcements of installations, collaborations and artists performing over the next 8 weeks but today we can reveal our first batch of music announcements…

Grace Jones | DJ Shadow | Solomun | Moderat

SBTRKT (DJ Set) | Booka Shade – Movements 10

BADBADNOTGOOD | Crystal Castles | The Sugarhill Gang

Fatima Yamaha | Fakear | Girl Band

And many more ….

‘an impressive collection of visually stunning stages.’ DJ Mag

‘A festival with a difference’ Irish Independent

‘chilled out vibe and knock your socks off line up’ nomoreworkhorse

Metropolis has given the Irish music scene a shot in the arm it didn’t think it even needed.’ The Last Mixed Tape

‘Winter in Ireland just became a lot less depressing’ state.ie

First up, as a new addition to this year’s proceedings, Thursday 3rd November will host a limited capacity METROPOLIS OPENING PARTY in The Shelbourne Hall, RDS which will feature none other than experimental hip hop DJ, producer and renowned turntable veteran, DJ SHADOW!!

Headlining the weekend is an artist who requires no introduction, Grace Jones. One of the most unforgettable artists to emerge from New York’s hedonistic Studio 54 disco scene in the late 70s, she is an incredible live performer and we can’t wait to welcome her to Metropolis this year.

His first time back in Ireland since 2010, we have none other than experimental hip hop DJ and renowned turntable veteran, DJ Shadow. Shadow’s first full-length LP, Endtroducing, was released in late 1996 to immense critical acclaim. His performance will incorporate the 20 year anniversary of this LP, frequently lauded as one of the most important works of the last 50 years.

Following on from his summer residency in Ibiza’s Pacha this year, we’re looking forward to Bosnian DJ/ producer Solomun. He’s played a major role in redefining Eastern European House Music, adding an exciting twist to the genre.

Moderat is a three-piece electronic music project hailing from Berlin. Made up of  Sascha Ring, also known as Apparat, & Modeselektor members Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, Magnetic Magazine call this collaborative project ‘one of the most exciting things in dance music in recent history’.

SBTRKT aka Aaron Jerome, will be taking to the Metropolis stage with an amazing DJ set and light show. He’s remixed for heavyweights such as Radiohead, Underworld, MIA, Basement Jaxx and Mark Ronson and frequently collaborating with Sampha. This year saw the release of Save Yourself, the latest release from SBTRKT since his 2014 album Wonder Where We Land.

Berlin-based duo Booka Shade (Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier) have carved out a reputation as one of the most celebrated electronic acts to come out of Europe over the past two decades. This year marks the tenth anniversary of their era-defining and career-kickstarting Movements album. To celebrate the occasion they’ve re-issued the album, so now Movements 10 includes new masters and brand new versions of key tracks which the pair will be delivering live on the Metropolis stage.

Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD have been blowing audiences away with their interpretations of hip hop tracks and have collaborated with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown and Ghostface Killah. In July of this year they released their hotly anticipated album IV, featuring a track with Future Islands’ Sam Herring along with contributions from Kaytranada, Charlotte Day Wilson, Colin Stetson and Mick Jenkins.

Renowned for their chaotic live shows, we can’t wait for Canadian electroclash band Crystal Castles to hit the festival this year. Fresh from releasing a new track Concrete last week, a new album is expected to follow this August to keep us going ‘til November.

American hip-hop legends Sugar Hill Gang have been the inspiration to numerous hip hop artists over the course of the last 3 decades – and are the first group to have a rap single in the Billboard Charts with their anthemic Rappers Delight.

Fatima Yamaha is the moniker of Dutch electronic artist and producer, Bas Bron. His track What’s A Girl To Do is one of dance music’s most pronounced sleeper hits and this set is sure to be one to catch.

At only 24, French producer Theo Le Vigoureux aka Fakear, has already taken his energetic sound around the world playing sell out shows. Quickly emerging from the French electronic scene, it’s only taken 4 EP’s before he released his debut album Animal this year, which received serious hype and attention. This young producer’s popularity is only on the rise.

Irish quartet Girl Band have been thrilling audiences with their live shows both at home and abroad. The Irish Times said of the band ‘There really is no other Irish band around at the moment that can channel No Wave disharmony as well as Girl Band.’ Their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie was heaped with deserved critical acclaim.

Aside from a stellar line-up of musicians, we will be welcoming some leading talents to come and host conversations within the RDS. We’ll be announcing visual installations and lots more exciting elements soon.

** TICKETS **

This year we are also introducing a brand new Ticket Instalment Plan – this method can be used to purchase all tickets – you will only be available to select this option until the end of August. Pay 50% of your ticket now and settle the remainder of the balance before 03 October.

Early Bird Weekend tickets (Friday 4th & Saturday 5th) go on sale at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €129 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

DJ Shadow – Opening Party (Thursday 3rd) go on sale at at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €39.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend tickets (Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th)  go on sale at at 9:00am this Thursday 11th August at €164.50 inc. booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

DJ Shadow – Opening Party

Thursday 3rd November

€39.50

Weekend Early

Bird (2 Day)

Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

€129.00

Weekend (2 Day)

Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

€145.00

DJ Shadow – Opening Party + Weekend (3 Day)

Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th

€164.50

www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

Metropolis festival

Nov 3rd | 4th | 5th

Doors Thursday 7pm / Friday & Saturday 3pm

We have plenty more to announce so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for more details.

Twitter @metro_festival  / FB @metropolisfest

www.metropolisfestival.ie

#metro16

For media enquiries please contact Jenny/Stef @ We Are RedHead

jenny@weareredhead.com / +353 87 981 5585

stef@weareredhead.com / +353 86 159 4764

Dolittle presents THE MESS AROUND

Dolittle presents

THE MESS AROUND

Saturday, 10 September / Saturday, 8 October / Saturday, 12 November / Saturday, 10 December

The Mess Around, the monthly comedy night at The Workman’s Club, has been hailed as ‘the greatest comedy night in the world’.

“But, poster!”, you ask, “Just what the h*ck is The Mess Around?”. The show’s hosts, comedians Giles Brody (Irish Pictorial) and Colin Chadwick (BBC Radio 4), curate the night. It features new stand-up, sketch and improv from established comedians as well as brand new acts.  Previous Messers include Chris Gethard, Eleanor Tiernan, David O’Doherty, Conor O’Toole, Kevin McGahern, Alison Spittle, Ed Sammon and Foil Arms & Hog.

Also featuring up and comers such as BOYS BOYS BOYS – Ireland’s oldest boyband, a racist Green M&M, Pierce Brosnan with a bucket on his head, Ireland’s scariest stand-up Liam Nugent, sketch support from The Mess Around Gang and YOU, the best damn audience ever! Come along and mess with us, won’t you?

So, here’s the round-up! Seriously deadly comedy. Five quid! 8 bells kick off. Book ahead to guarantee a spot. You won’t be sorry!

€5 / 8pm

The Vintage Room

For more information contact Jenny @ We Are RedHead

jenny@weareredhead.com / 0879815585

www.theworkmansclub.com

 

The Harbour Bar … turning your average August into Awesome!

August  

The Harbour Bar

With that two day Irish heatwave now a distant memory, we’re not quite ready to give up the summer just yet… so check out the musical acts that we have in store throughout the month of August.

PLUS – we’ll shortly be unveiling a brand new festival hitting Bray at the end of August Harbour to Hotspot / Roots Revival Festival

So keep your peepers peeled for the full line-up coming very soon!

What better way to spend a relaxing bank holiday than checking out the wonderful Tiny Quartet on Monday 1st August – with their unique instrumental jazz pop covers, this is simply the perfect way to spend your lazy Monday evening and get you geared up for the FOUR day week ahead!

On Thursday 4th August for the first time to the Harbour stage, we welcome The New 52. Following on from their critically acclaimed albums ‘The Finish Line’ & ‘Whispers & Silent Screams’, Darragh Cullen is delighted to showcase this new solo project The New 52. Darragh has shared stages with Ham Sandwich, Little Green Cars & We Cut Corners, and garnered praise from music press like Hotpress and Goldenplec.

We’re kicking off the weekend on Friday 5th August with some awesome ska provided by the brilliant Reggulators – playing a mix of covers and originals. So get your dancing shoes on and your ska moves at the ready! Saturday 6th August promises to be a night of kick ass rock, courtesy of Brain Donation – the 3 piece powerhouse of hard hitting, no nonsense alternative rock. Their close harmonies, grungy guitar, sucker-punching bass lines and heavy dance beats produce an enormous sound.

Now it’s time to unwind on Sunday 7th August with the very talented duo comprising of Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley – with superb sounds of Soul and Jazz to bring an end to the weekend. With a mix of Irish and Country Blues on Thursday 11th August it’s Rye River Band. This 5 piece performing and recording band play original Americana compositions and classic standards.

On Friday 12th August get your fix of acoustic, rock, blues, soul and roots from the wonderful Ben Reel. Ben is a singer-songwriter from Armagh with a mighty band behind him, the sound is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and The Band.

It’s all about The Bionic Rats on Saturday 13th August – they mix the rhythms of Ska, 2tone, Reggae & Rocksteady into their own special brew of Jamaican beats and Irish soul. These guys have already shared stages with the likes of Madness and Bad Manners and have amassed a huge following along the way, so get up front early!

On Sunday 14th August with atmospheric blends of alternative folk and roots, it’s the beautiful sounds from MoonLooksOn. Next up to take the stage, it’s singer-songwriter Colm Lynch’s new musical collective Watson Ace – as they bring their blend of soulful, stylish melodic rock on Thursday 18th August.

We’re all fired up to have The Viking Project back on our stage. With four vocalists swapping lead singing duties and raw folk harmonies, this crew will bring a big boisterous bluesy sound on Friday 19th August. Turning up the funk on Saturday 20th August we can’t wait to see Created By Comets live. The 7 piece band combine elements of rock, funk and soul – so get ready to get your groove on!

The hugely popular East Coast Jazz Band play their infectious Dixieland Jazz on Sunday 21st August. These guys have been described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”.

August Listings at The Harbour Bar
Monday 1st August | The Tiny Quartet Thursday 4th August | The New 52
Friday 5th August | Reggulators Saturday 6th August | Brain Donation
Sunday 7th August | Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley Thursday 11th August | Rye River Band
Friday 12th August |  Ben Reel Saturday 13th August | The Bionic Rats
Sunday 14th August | MoonLooksOn Thursday 18th August | Watson Ace
Friday 19th August The Viking Project Saturday 20th | Created By Comets
Sunday 21st August | East Coast Jazz Band

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Doors at 8pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute goings on!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead stef@weareredhead.com

 For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate donagh@turningpirate.com

For more information on The Harbour Bar check out our Twitter @theharbour_bar / Facebook www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray or visit our website www.theharbourbar.ie 

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

 

The HeadStuff Lectures Hosted by Gearoid Farrelly Wednesday, 13th July

The Workman’s Club presents

The HeadStuff Lectures

Hosted by Gearoid Farrelly

Wednesday, 13th July

We’re delighted to announce the first of an upcoming series of HeadStuff Lectures. Hosted by one of our fave comedians, Gearoid Farrelly. This series is being touted as ‘Talks about stuff you didn’t think you’d care about’. It’s not mass, it’s not school and it’s most definitely not Ted Talks. This will be an evening of short presentations on anything from popular culture to global catastrophes. At HeadStuff Lectures, a frog meme could be every bit as important as worldwide economic recession.

Your host for the evening, Gearoid, will steer you through 6 fascinating lectures. He’s a polished performer, a regular at Irish comedy festivals and national tours. He’s supported the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Rich Hall and Sarah Millican.

So, with a kick off time of 7pm, we’ll have you edu-ma-cated, laughing AND home before supper for only €6.50, you can’t say fairer than that.

Check out the Facebook event here

Door Time: 7pm

Ticket Price: €6.50

Ticket Purchase Link: www.eventbrite.ie

For more information drop Jenny a line! +353 87 9815585 / jenny@weareredhead.com

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