Fri 12 Jul
Sir Marmalade
 + War Club
 + Blow Dry + Ditsea Yella
Sir Marmalade- Psych/garage rock 3 piece band from Dublin a modern slant on 60’s U.S garage punk, with a soupcon of brit psych. Really engaging with memorable hooks, great stuff. War Club- Three-piece dealing groovy noisy punk, really tight dynamic sound, shades of Gallows or a more frenetic Idles has a heavy doom/psych sound at times bit like pigs x 7. Neat. Blow Dry – mysterious, enigmatic new band with ultra pop leanings.   Ditsea Yella – Ditsea Yella #beep #beep = 2 people Big sound! Made in London :) :)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 13 Jul
The Clash Vs Stiff Little Fingers
 + Punky Reggae Party
 + Six Little Fingers + DJs We Got Killers
Another PUNKY REGGAE PARTY shindig hits the DC, and that’s always a joy…you know you’re in good gands with this supergroup of seasond punk, new wave and Mod Revival players (The Chords, UK Subs, Chelsea, Vodka TouristsBruce Foxton Band) and this time the guys are hitting us up with their always loved,  superfine Clash set and taking up against the Premier Stiff Little Fingers homage, Six Little Fingers. I predict a draw, and a triumph all round. We Got Killers keep the party going til 2am, punky, reggae, and a lot more…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£11 in advance
Sun 14 Jul
Attila the Stockbroker Presents
 + INDEPENDENTS DAY!
 + Newtown Neurotics + Mark Thomas
 + DJ
Attila the Stockbroker Presents ‘INDEPENDENTS DAY’ nombre cinq in his seasonal Dublin Castle Sunday matinées. Storm the Tory Bastile with the always fiercely independent and resolutely left leaning heroes of agit punk pop Newtown Neurotics. God knows we’re still all singing along to their big hearted, banging anthems. And back for a second stint, the fabulous Mark Thomas, whose searingly hilarious social commentary is always immaculately on point.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30pm
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Wed 17 Jul
The Wheelgrinders
 + Dogshite
 + Wokerati Party
The Wheelgrinders- Are a Rockabilly trio based in Vancouver, Canada and in the South of France. They have been grinding out their own brand of traditional roots Rockabilly at hep joints near and far since 2016. With two albums recorded, multiple tours in Canada and in Europe and their songs spun on rockabilly radio stations around the world Greg  – Guitar/Vocals Caroline –Upright Bass Stuart  – Drums. Remember them old Teds Vs Punks battles down the Kings Rd? C’mon Everybody! A thing of the distant past. Two great local punk bands support The Wheelgrinders tonite. Dogshite – sussed and sassy Carmel Reynolds AKA Tiddles upfront and proper crash bang wallop punk rock behind her with some pithy pop choruses and an admirable agility to play joyful ska once some skanking is required. Ren from Dead Silence is now behind the drumkit… One Chris Liberator formerly on drums now playing guitar as it happens, doyenne of bangin’techno raves for nigh on 35 years! But it’s all about the punk rock beats and breaks 2nite so Get On One. Wokerati Party – Their election pledge : “Wokerati Party are a political mess on the right side of history and thank god on the wrong side of rock n roll … which is actually the right side. Roll up Roll up the Punk Rock circus is coming to town.  The Punk Rock mistresses are here to put on a show of delectable finess of political dischord ready to cuddle even the hardest of hearts. Come and get cancelled.”
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.30
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 18 Jul
Lucida Presents Electroniq
 + Waterflower
 + Legpuppy 2.0 + Frixion
 + An Ting & Ian Gallagher + DJs
Waterflower –  Is the alter-ego of multimedia artist Sabine Moore. Drawing influences from nature, science and the local history in Art Nouveau, Waterflower creates eco-futuristic avant pop. This is highlighted with their work with plants both as a composition tool and a “living” midi keyboard.  Leg Puppy 2.0 –  The biggest act in the world called Leg Puppy 2.0. Suicide meets the KLF. “George Orwells house band” – Joyzine UK. The Frixion – Pristine percussion, dramatic synth work and an imperious vocal performance are all hallmarks of The Frixion’s inimitable take on the synthpop and coldwave genres. Each member an established and highly regarded electronic artist and performer in their own right, The Frixion’s impressive catalogue of albums, EPs and live performances has garnered them critical acclaim and appreciative audiences throughout the UK and Europe. An-Ting 安婷 – a versatile artist who thrives in piano, composition, and various other forms of artistic expression. Drawing from her life experiences, she weaves emotions into her creations, blending music with other art forms to explore the depths of the human experience.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 19 Jul
The Satellites
 + London Sewage Company
 + 16 Guns + Profile 21
The Satellites- are a Punk-Rock band from Acton, West London. Formed in 1977 on October 4th, twenty years to the day that the Russians launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite.The band was put together by school chums Derek Gibbs and John McCall aka Henry Strand, soon joined by Johnny Pi r Squared and Clive Warner (Norman Normal) and Maurice Devereaux (Russell Sprout) – proper punk rock names all! The first gig was at Oriel Youth Centre in Northolt with Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army! (who apparently are also still going…) on December 12th 1977. Gigs soon followed at The White Hart Acton, including one with The Ruts. And they’ve really never stopped gigging in one form or another. Great to have them back in the DC tonight, a much beloved institution of the London Punk fraternity. London Sewage Company – Mark Barnet’s long standing ace combo representing the London punk rock vibes of the 70’s via some 50s/60s cool rockin’ sensibilities. Great tunes and a proper big, full on punk rock wall of sound. Superb. And isn’t that Noel Martin from Menace on drums. Safe pair of hands! For fans The Clash, Gen X, The Damned… 16 Guns – punk, with a rocknroll grind, a la early UK Subs, raw, basic and yes very kick in the balls punk. Yeah.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 20 Jul
Toot ‘N’ Skamen
 + Jack The Lad
 + Bootboy Radio DJs
Toot ‘N’ Skamen – it’s been more than a decade since this superb ska/reggae/2tone collective last trod the sainted Dublin Castle boards and we’re very pleased to have them return under the auspices of Ska Punk Party #4. A dancefloor frenzy is assured, fez optional. In fact you can get off yer fez if ya like… Jack The Lad – proper street punk kick ass gear with just the right balance of dry humour, out and out laughs and deviant hard ass Oi! elements. Massively entertaining in fact. Boot Boy Radio DJs nice you up with punky party sounds between bands, We Got Killers take the punk and ska into soul and rock and roll and  further dancefloor excesses beyond 11pm til the wee wee hours.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£15 in advance
Sun 21 Jul
Off Judy
 + Bones Ate Arfa
 + Pretyman + Love Nor Money
 + DJs
Off Judy – From Oz…Funtime ramalama punk pop 3 piece with a Ramones influence and a joyous feel.   Off Judy’s unique blend of slacker-punk, larrikin wit, and zany stage presence has garnered them a reputation for delivering electrifying performances, which has seen them support the likes of Skegss, Pacific Avenue, The Smith Street Band, The Pretty Littles, Homebrew and many more. Their explosive energy and witty ratbaggery make each live show experience a memorable and raucous affair. Bones Ate Arfa  -Cosmic and kooky indie with some neo psychedelic touches… Dandy Warhols, Blur, SFA…  Pretyman – fun as fook London based punkers who proclaim themselves  to be ‘William Shatner with a fuzz pedal’. Damn right. What a joy! Love Nor Money  – On a mission to rightfully reinstate rock into the modern-day mainstream, Love Nor Money weave together the sounds of classic and contemporary. For fans of Kings Of Leon, The Mars Volta, QOTSA, Tedesky Trucks, BlackBerry Smoke, Lynrd Skynrd, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Wed 24 Jul
Courtfield 19
 + Raign
 + The Savage Hearts
Courtfield 19   –   ’60s ‘70s ‘80s ‘90s party down covers band who cover so many bases so brilliantly well you’ll most likely leave the venue on a skateboard in flares and winklepickers with deely boppers on yer swedeTop fun. Raign- A  harbinger of a new era in Pop romanticism, London-born, LA-based artist RAIGN, bends boundaries to create darkly dreamy music that’s near-sublime in its transformative power. Using digital music as a means to expressmagic, her lavish, ethereal take on alt-pop has hit the US top100 and been streamed over 150 million times by die-hard fans around the world and is currently featured on the official trailer for The Hunger Games movie as well as award-winning TV shows incl. The Vampire Diaries, The 100, Love Island & Grey’s Anatomy.  The Savage Hearts –teenage Irish garage rockers The Strypes from 2012-2019 enjoyed substantial international success from supporting the Arctic Monkeys on their ‘AM’ world tour, with celebrated appearances on Letterman and Conan as well as 3 Top 10 albums in the UK and beyond. The band folded just before Covid and since then main man Evan Walsh has formed his own garage/punk/alternative rock ‘n’ roll band called The Savage Hearts… debut single ‘Gang War’ hit No 1 on the Irish downloads chart, some major festival appearances followed (Sea Sessions, Electric Picnic etc) and support slots with acts such as The Boomtown Rats and The Undertones. Strangely The Strypes never played the Dublin Castle – and they say “it’s a stage that has been frequented by so many of our heroes and influences we feel our vibe and sound would fit perfectly alongside the long history of fantastic bands who’ve gigged there…and you’d be guaranteed a killer set!” Judging from the brilliant, balls out rock and roll of the first single and other music forthcoming accessible online this is a given. Superb band.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 25 Jul
Freya Beer
 + The Silent Era
 + Otto and the Shadow Hunters
CMDN Presents Freya Beer! Hailed as ‘a raw and thrilling new talent’, Freya Beer is a singer-songwriter from West London. Inspired by art and literature, alternative fashion and music. Freya distills her disparate influences through a gothic soul and devil-may-care spirit that dares to dream in
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 26 Jul
Mind The Funk – I don’t funkin’ mind if I do… Playing funk and soul very well indeed, these chaps are a perfect party addition. Just add electricity, the bangin’ Bugbear P.A and the wonderful Dublin Castle crowd- all covers, yes. All cool and played with joy and conviction? Indubitably. Honey Trap – take one stupendously funky partay band into the dancing throng? May as well take two. Originals this time. The wonderful Honey Trap- super slick yacht rocking blue eyed funk n soul – think Doobie Bros, the dance end of  Steely Dan, Average White Band etc…and it’s always a pleasure to see a singing drummer, nice.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 27 Jul
Viva Morrissey – Based in the Holy City of Manchester, Morrissey’s birthplace, and home of his former band The Smiths, Viva Morrissey are highly regarded for the authenticity and accuracy that they bring to their performance.  Viva Morrissey’s concerts are based on Morrissey’s present-day solo shows, which makes their live shows markedly different from those of tributes to The Smiths.  2024 sees the 20th anniversary of the release of Morrissey’s most successful album ‘You Are The Quarry’, and to mark the occasion Viva Morrissey will be playing the full album in its original running order, followed by a selection of the best loved songs of The Smiths and Morrissey.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£13 in advance
Sun 28 Jul
Palm Olive (The Slits)
 + In Conversation with Tony Bugbear
 + Fighting Dragons In The Land Of Concrete + RnR Book Club
 + Special Guests + DJ Gina Birch
Kick Down The Doors and Bugbear Presents- Palmolive at RNR Book Club – Paloma Romero McLardy’s soon come hotly anticipated memoir ‘Punk’s Palmolive – Fighting Dragons in the Land of Concrete’ must be one of the most eagerly anticipated punk diaspora books for many a year. Just when you thought the school of ‘76 literature had been exhausted, here’s a major player with a fascinating tale to tell, spanning Franco’s Spain, her life with the pre Clash Joe Strummer, the highs and lows of punk rock UK, and so much more, and along the way shaping one of the most influential, idiosyncratic and balls out daring of punk era outfits, the no balls, no bullshit genius that was The Slits. Not to mention her pivotal role with post punk game changers The Raincoats… In conversation exclusively with Tony Bugbear at the Dublin Castle RnR Book Club tonite ahead of a Rebellion Festival Literary Stage assignation, also presented by Kick Down The Doors PR, we are very pleased to welcome Palmolive to our stage to discuss her forthcoming book, and explore a life at the Cutting edge of music, culture and seismic societal change. Palmolive will also be presenting a fascinating video as part of this evening’s entertainment, and we are anticipating that some of her former artistic associates will also participate in the event. Palm Olive’s former partner in The Raincoats Gina Birch, a legendary post punk era figure for sure, will also be with us this afternoon as guest DJ, spinning some suitably spiky and on point tuneage. NB This is a matinee event. Doors 2pm
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2pm
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 2 Aug
Grace Solero – Grace herself is the frontline talent, with her solid, siren singing, and the guitars fly with a fabulous fluidity…it’s all heartfelt and hair tingling, and with the songcraft to match. Some Zep/Soundgarden nuances and a hard hitting rhythm section make for a top rock performance. Autumn Killers – terrific techy electro rock 3 piece from Wales. And if you want a grounding in kick ass rock with a electro aspect you’re definitely in expert hands. One of them plays in Gary Numan’s regular touring band. The Pleasure Principle. Happy Neighbours – Highly accomplished Summery indie pop with a Pete Perrett/Shelley vocal and a nice breezy Smiths cum Teenage Fanclub vibe to the music. Jangle with sass.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 3 Aug
The Skapones – now celebrating their eleventh year of giving their eager audience a reet skanking pleasure… a ska band who play hard-hitting and exceedingly sassy Specials, Beat influenced originals as well as occasional classics and left of centre enigmatic covers…a punky reggae tease all the way from..The Tees… as in Tyne Tees, these effortlessly Bonny Lads are leading lights in the Specialized Project, a wonderful phenomenon that raises money for Teenage Cancer Trust & Youth Music UK, a subject which we know is very close to frontman Paul Willo’s big heart. Guaranteed night of skanking joy with your social conscience properly adjusted too. Natural Right – gave us a lot of pleasure last time they niced up the Bubblin’ Dublin Castle… pop reggae, soul and ska with some left centre indie nuances and an infectious easy going vibe. Lovely. DJs We Got Killers give you the tunes to keep the Dublin Bubblin’ til 2am. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sun 4 Aug
Nick Shane – “Undoubtebly one of the country’s best songwriters” – Nick Shane is a UK Mod/Punk/Indie singer-songwriter based in Scotland with singles and albums dating back up to the past ten years, covering a wide range of Acoustic/Soulful/Singer-Songwriter genres, showcasing old and new material in the Dublin Castle tonight. The Desert Plaza think Nothing But Thieves, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and The Amazons, groovy, energised indie rock. WIRD are a four-piece grunge band located in London that delivers a good mix between heavy grunge and alternative rock.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Tue 6 Aug
Calumn
 + RAMCache
 + Ned Foulsham + Tsubasa Lucid
 + (First Tuesday Club) + DJ
RAMCache – Super Catchy, r n b based garage rock with elements of power pop and pre-punk pub rock, Eddie And The Hot Rods, Count Bishops, Feelgoods…  Callumn   – seriously rocky blues with a bit of rap. Got the Open Mic Monday jumping with joy last time around!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 9 Aug
tbc + Del Strangesmith Inexperience
 + The No Name + DJs
Martin Atkins – In his element tonight, Martin Atkins will be showing slides and telling stories. Guaranteed  to entertain, educate and inform, Martin will take questions, meet the crowd and sell merch tonight, with his remarkable career constituting a wealth of material for his eloquent performance. Martin is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 40+ years in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial super group Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records (est. 1988). And founder of the Museum Of Post Punk and Industrial Music in Chicago (2021) He is the author of 3 books on the Music Business inc Tour:Smart, and the coordinator of Music Industry Studies at Millikin University in Decatur IL.  Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, bad ass DJ, and father of four. Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it. ‘A natural storyteller, with a keen sense of timing. Spot on, engaging and entertaining – I wish I’d had a tape recorder’ – Tony Paris…  NB Martin will be on stage 7.30 to 9.30 tonight. Followed by…  The Del Strangesmith Inexperience –  from the fine institution that is Peter and the Test Tube Babies comes Mr Stranglesmith and co., who tellingly indicate The Ramones as how to do punk rock. As Joey said, it’s about joy. The No Name – Chinese punk band, over in the UK for Rebellion Festival and turning heads with their unique take on the genre. With twenty years of service under their bullet belts these guys perform a blistering blend of old school UK punk, punk pop and skater punk.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 10 Aug
The Dirty Strangers
 + Soho Dukes
 + Pelikan Rouge + DJs
The Dirty Strangers–  if you don’t know by now the relationship to Britain’s biggest band (Keith and Ronnie especially) with this legendary London rock roll band then it’s time to get from under that Rolling Stone and take notice of Dirty Al and co. Lots of Stones influences for sure but the Strangers put a great pop sensibility into their blues, and administer growly rocknroll with a hint of punk and a nod to power pop. Excellent band. Sure to be a great party. Soho Dukes – “World renowned, critically acclaimed, electrically powered, rascally rock and roll”…wouldn’t disagree there! The perfect accompaniment for yer Dirty Strangers too. Pelikan Rouge – Hard rock and fizzy commercial pop melded together beautifully. A nice straight down the middle melodic vocal that has more of a new wave vibe, so it’s a bit of an enigmatic mix, but truly works well, and they’re all really good players. From Ayr, Scotland. Please give them a big Dublin Castle welcome tonight.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 11 Aug
The Ukranians
 + RnR Book Club
 + From Kyiv to the Kosmos + DJ
 + Q & A
The Ukrainians – supported early doors by DJ John Peel, natch, these guys were always far, far more than a Wedding Present offshoot. Now 33 years since their inception, The Ukrainians were undoubtedly the first band to fuse punky indie rock and Ukrainian folk music. Peel’s listenership took them to their hearts immediately, and we’ve been doing so ever since, through a multitude of cool gigs and fascinating releases, from an E.P of Smiths songs to a fabulous cover of Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody. Although we might not get that one in August… For this afternoon’s RNR Book Club special event we celebrate the advent of  The Ukrainians’ book ‘From Kyiv to the Kosmos‘ coming out thru Spenwood Books. From those early origins with The Wedding Present and John Peel, thousands of gigs around the world and 8 studio albums… Surviving Canadian bears, the Russian Mafia and even getting their music onto the Space Station, a great read no doubt, and thus expect an event full of  titillating tales and amazing acoustic songs with Peter Slowa, Len Liggins and co. With illustrative projections, an interview with Tony Gleed, Q and A, related DJ action and two sets of their sensational music, this is a must attend happening for any savvy music fan and committed Internationalist! Slava Ukraini!!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Tue 13 Aug
Lion Machine
Camden Resurrection Presents LION MACHINE
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£FREE on the door
£FREE in advance
Wed 14 Aug
Bones Ate Arfa – Cosmic and kooky but kool indie rock with some neo psychedelic touches… think Dandy Warhols, Blur, SFA…interesting band full of great ideas. Mofgy – Mixing up a little bit of that post Libertines/Babyshambles twinkly narco pop indieness with some brutal lofi punkery. Fury and frenzy aplenty, interesting sounds and a narrative that’s London Town des nos jours guv. Like it. Gum Disease – excellent confrontational, wasp nest poking Queercore punk rock. Sharp social, sardonic appraisals and Spiral Scratch guitars. Groovy.  My Best Unbeaten Brother-   is a Croydon-based trio featuring Ben and Adam Parker, the two brothers behind such groups as Nosferatu D2 / The Superman Revenge Squad / Tempertwig. Joined by another Ben, they play frenetic and adventurous indie rock that is fun and instantly appealing. “Slayer on a Sunny Day” is their first track, out now.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£6 in advance
Fri 16 Aug
Filth Circus
 + Kings Foil
 + Hopfrog + The Headless Way
Filth Circus –   From the beautiful Sun kissed beaches of Bournemouth come an alt rock powerhouse with grinding grooves.  Kings Foil— rock and funk, fitfully fused for full on fun.  Hopfrog – Hailing from the  mean streets of nearby Kilburn, Hopfrog bring shimmering guitars and an indie vibe. With influences ranging from Nirvana and Green Day to bands like Nothing but Thieves they bring a raw energy as they carve out their sonic landscape. Vocally comparisons to Courtney Love and  Ellie Rowsell have been drawn… The Headless Way – grungy pop with ace, anthemic choruses, decidedly hooky, with shades of Nirvana and a commercial potential for sure.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 17 Aug
Blatoidea
 + Jawless
 + Fantazmaz + Rats Nest
 + DJs
Blatoidea – premier exponents of 1980s style punk rock from the Blitz/GBH school of misrule are back in the Dublin Castle! And they’ve curated a sensational night of punk smarts for us…“Blatoidea is very proud to present the release of their 4th studio album “Outbreak” out on Katabomb Records with a Great Punk Rock launch Party at the one and only Dublin Castle in Camden Town!!  With some quality bands as special guests:  Jawless – imagine Amyl and the Sniffers got conscripted into a hardcore punk unit of military precision. That attacking monster is Jawless. Female to the fore punk glory. Fantazmaz – female fronted again. Brilliant metal informed righteous thrash with nigh on progressive touches. Rock hard. Rats Nest – displaying some subtle pop punk elements, but lots of ratty bile and tood so it never gets too sweet to digest. Great ramalama. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 6.30pm
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 23 Aug
Beastie Boys Vs RATM Vs Cypress Hill!
 + Beast Decoys
 + The Machine Rages On + Cypr-ish Hill
 + DJs
Two of Europe’s leading tributes are coming together to bring the U.K the tour that never happened! Rage against the machine & Beastie Boys …With an added little extra of a newly formed Cypress Hill thrown into the mix. This line up has never been seen before and promises to be a great night for ALternorock, Rap & Hip hop lovers all around. The Machine Rages On have established themselves as the top tribute to Rage Against The Machine over the last 8 years! After sold out shows in Europe this summer the band have set their sights on an even bigger tour for 2024! Aswell as it being the 25th Anniversary of The battle of Los Angeles it would have also been the 25th anniversary of this mega multi band tour that never came to fruition, sadly… Beast Decoys have also quickly established themselves as one of the UK’s leading tributes, as an ode to one of the greatest hip hop acts to grace the scene, these 3 Mc’s & one DJ not only bring the high energy you have come to expect from the Beastie Boys but also the unique look that they brought with them too. Cypress Hill are homaged by “Cyprish Hill”, whose act is based upon the Live at the Fillmore concert from 2000 featuring 2 mc’s, a live band and DJ. So a great night in store for sure.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£11 in advance
Tue 27 Aug
Vernons Future – The Vernons, as were, coulda been contenders. Feted by Melody Maker back in the day, and resolutely talented at Lightning Seeds meets XTC intelligent rock pop. Reformed in another age, the future is bright with a nice punchy riddim section and a jangled guitar part with washes of keys and a deep dark vocal that suggests the influence of ‘80s Paisley Underground bands…all quite psych based and garagey but melodic too. Rather good. Pigeon Lips – self proclaimed “queer feelings rock band”, a boy/girl/they 3 piece playing frantic jugular seeking art punk. Frantic, frenetic, cool. We at Bugbear Towers dig this mucho.  Void Oids like one minute, Slater Kinney tinged next. Super. Stage Door Guy – agit pop/prop punkishly hewn indie rock with politico anti Tory lyrics…cues from Billy Bragg, and this act was once just one guy with a roughly rocked but suitably visceral guitar. The song structures owe more to contemporary indie types like the Arctic Monkeys than the folk punk lineage of Bragg et al really. Now a full band. Spiffing.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 29 Aug
Iann Brennan-From Dublin, straight down the line rock pop,excellent vocal shored up by Fab backing band. We’re getting Noel Gallagher’s Flying Birds vibes with a possible nod to Sam Fender. Simple but effective and emotive tunes. Hints at Fontaines D.C vocally but overall this is pretty much their own unique sound.  Samuel Herb is a singer/songwriter originally from Jacksonville, FL. After placing second in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest, Herb decided to make the move to Nashville in 2016 where he quickly fell in love with Americana music.Since making the move to artist in 2018, Samuel has shared the stage with The 502s, Oliver Hazard, Tophouse, Gabe Lee, Son Little, Pokey LaFarge, Amythyst Kiah, Hush Kids, Tyler Hilton, Erin Rae, Shawn James and so many more. In such a short time, Herb has tallied up hundreds of shows on stages all across the U.S.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 31 Aug
Loz Campbell
 + The Forsaken
 + Electron + Healthy Junkies
 + DJs
Loz Campbell – formed in 2014 hailing from Wakefield, UK! The 4 piece Alt Rock band have gained a loyal fanbase in the last few years following singles such as “Bad Girl” & “Beautiful Liar” with airplay on the BBC, Amazing Radio & Planet Rock. The Band have also being featured in ERB, MNPR, Classic Rock & Rock n load magazines. Over the last few years the band have toured with the likes of Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Richie Ramone, Eric Martin (Mr.Big), Mungo Jerry and had the chance to play Planet Rockstock, HRH Ibiza, Live at Leeds + Many More.  Looking ahead the band are currently in the process of writing & recording their second studio album.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£15 in advance
Sun 1 Sep
Miraculous Mule
 + Dream City Filmclub Redux
 + Simon Breed + DJs
 + Special Guests
Miraculous Mule – “Deep atmospheric grooves meet staggering heaviness on their second triumphant outing.” – MOJO                                                                      “Lashing voodoo grooves to a delta moan…sounds like it was concocted by some postmodern chain gang.” – Classic Rock Miraculous Mule have been whipping audiences into a frenzy since forming accidently in the latter part of 2010. The band features former Dream City Film Club front man and critically acclaimed solo artist Michael J Sheehy who describes Miraculous Mule as “…a group of Anglo-Irish honkies who dig African-American Gospel, prison/work songs and Hillbilly music.” They are a four-headed beast with three lead singers, Sheehy, Alex Louise Petty and Patrick McCarthy who also plays the bass and provides a driving rhythm section along with  drummer, Ian Burns. Sheehy continues: “Although we are lapsed Catholics, agnostics and non-believers who have tripped and fallen into Hell’s ditch many moons ago, we sincerely believe in the power of this music and how it makes us, and our audience feel.”  Tonight Miraculous Mule invite old friends from Michael’s old band Dream City Film Club to the stage for a one night only night of dark elation…  in the naughty Nineties, Bugbear Promotions‘ daily grind often collided with the work and wonders of Neo Gothic Boho rock marvels Dream City Film Club (tellingly named after an infamous porn cinema embroiled in a tragic arson attack). Both our house band, of sorts, Penthouse and DCFC (equivalent status with the Bull and Gate) enjoyed the most gnarly of dark rocknroll iconography and pastimes, with both signed, at more or less the same time, to Beggars Banquet Recs. And lo, much fun, fear and fuckology ensued…it was certainly rock and bleeding roll writ large. Wikipedia takes it up from here –  ‘Dream City Film Club were an English, North London-based rock band, founded in July 1995. Their sound encompassed tortured lovelorn balladry, avant–garde flourishes, Tin Pan Alley, straightforward rock and gospel yearnings in both lyrics and subject matter… The group disbanded in 1999. Frontman and songwriter Michael J. Sheehy subsequently recorded three solo albums for Beggar’s Banquet and two for Glitterhouse, and has subsequently fronted Saint Silas Intercession and Miraculous Mule with his brother Patrick. During the early 2000s, guitarist Alex Vald worked as half of experimental pop band Datapuddle, whilst in 2015, Sheehy and Vald reunited as the pop-noir duo United Sound of Joy. In a retrospective biography of the group, AllMusic called them “one of England’s most underrated bands of the 1990s.” ‘ Amen… 25 years on original bass ace and ex Breed man Andrew Park reunites with Michael and Alex to perform this one night only must see event – the return, in part, of Dream City Film Club to the stage, and in the Dublin Castle too- we are honoured to say. Yes, a remarkable happening. With an all too rare appearance from Simon Breed and a no doubt blistering headline performance from Miraculous Mule, DJs and other exciting additions no doubt yet to be announced, this matinee into night time event is a must attend feature on your twisted pop calendar.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30pm
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 7 Sep
Idle Wives
 + Walt’s Frozen Head
 + Monumental + North Cape Lights
Idle Wives – drawing inspiration from ‘Biffy Clyro’, ‘The 1975’, ‘The Amazons’ and ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’, IDLE WIVES mix hard hitting punchy drums, groovy bass lines and add flavourful guitar melodies on top! But to really top it off the band’s lead vocalist sings with a passion and rasp, you can’t help but love. Walts Frozen Head – Prog and psych  inform these guys rattling good indie rock, with a bit of a Cardiacs influence perhaps, plus XTC and King Gizzard… really interesting and arresting stuff. Monumental – Mod/indie with some of the bite and edge of the more post punk end of The Jam. Nifty tunes and in yer face tood .
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 27 Sep
Totally Blondie
 + Sofia Ford
 + DJs We Got Killers
Totally Blondie are the best Blondie tribute around! Blondie were one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and ’80s with Debbie Harry’s posters adorning most teenagers’ walls and admired accordingly. With Totally Blondie’s lookalike and soundalike singer, you can expect all the classic hits like Hanging On The Telephone, Sunday Girl, One Way Or Another, Atomic, along with some of the finest album tracks. And when we say lookalike and soundalike we really really mean lookalike and soundalike…it’s uncanny. And whilst the band may not be dopplegangers for Chris Stein and his merry men they can utterly cut it as Blondie, sometimes giving it just a little more oomph and pizzazz than the real thing, dare we say.  Relive that classic moment in time. It’s …Totally Authentic … Totally Superb …. Totally Blondie! Support from Sofia Ford – young multifaceted artist Sofia Ford has reached global acclaim with her innovative take on British alternative music. Taking influence from bands such as Oasis and the Stone Roses, Sofia Ford’s passion for 90s rock transpires so effortlessly in her own music. Crunchy electric guitars and melodic basslines. DJs We Got Killers keep the party going strong til 2am.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 28 Sep
Laid - a tribute to James
 + Special Guests
 + DJs
Laid-superb James tribute…On Saturday 19th May 2018 Mike Hadfield, lead singer of LAID, had a VIP ticket to the sound check prior to the James gig at King George’s Hall Blackburn. During the question and answer session Mike grabbed the microphone and asked the band their thoughts of him setting up a tribute band to honour their music. After deliberating as a band, Saul spoke for them saying “Go for it!” and Tim Booth gave his blessing. Mike set to work gathering the troops to create a band of fans for fans – Laid – a tribute to James.  Laid have received high praise everywhere they play. As well as rising to the occasion of a 1600 strong audience at Shiiine-On Weekender and performing on the bigger stages, they also love the more intimate setting of a smaller crowd within a 150-200 capacity venue. Committed to getting the same energy and performance that James produce onstage and getting that live sound just right, the band have marked their territory as the leading tribute to one of the best bands to come out of Manchester.  Playing all the hits including “Sit Down”, “Come Home”, “Laid”, “She’s a Star”, “Tomorrow”, “Getting Away With It”, and “Sometimes” they are one band not to be missed! Hope they find time to do “Hymn from A Village” mutters this old raincoat wearer… Well we could always play it…We Got Killers spin the big hitting party choons til 2am. Expect a fair bit bit of Manc made dance floor finery tonite for sure!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 5 Oct
The Collective AKA
 + Circa 79
 + DJs We Got Killers
The Collective AKA – Wonderful to welcome these guys back…The Collective A.K.A in The Dublin Castle, a great fit as we know.  Rocking a sizzling set jam (Jam) packed with mod, new wave, punk and ska classics, The Collective A.K.A are a brass powered rhythm machine precision made for Maximum RnB dancefloor expression. The Best Saturday Night Out In Camden Town. Circa79 – and tonight supported by the superb C79, who will rock a set that does what it sez on the tin….it’s all from round about 1979. Lots of big hitters and some supercool left field choices amongst the choons. Brill. Your throat’s gonna be parched from all the singalong joy tonight…luckily libation is close at hand. Serious weekend fun…coz DJs We Got Killers are on hand to keep the party going til 2am- punk, ska, reggae, soul, disco, rave…dance dance dance.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£9 Early Bird in advance
Sat 12 Oct
AKA The Syndicate – AKA The Syndicate released their self-titled debut album, full of original ska, reggae and punk influenced music in 2021 which saw one song stand out, capturing the zeitgeist of the times. In response, the group pieced together a remote music video, an anthem of isolation titled ‘Hands Up (Who’s Coming With Me?) which was followed by the moody    ” Two Sides Of The City” Their debut album was described by Scootering Magazine as “A pop-tinged reggae album that brings to mind a wide variety of other bands, from Madness at their most successful to very early UB40, and maybe even a hint of No Doubt thrown in for good measure.”  Their second album ‘It’s Our World‘ was released in 2023 to rave reviews and the same can be described of their live shows, but the only way to know this is buy a ticket and catch AKA The Syndicate live…and luckily we have the perfect venue to enjoy a band steeped in ska and reggae and 2 Tone music. Ladies and Gentlemen… AKA The Syndicate in The Dublin Castle! With excellent high energy support tonite from New Tonic  – From the ashes of naughties Skangsters 2Tonic, New Tonic are a new take on the band with 3 original and 3 new band members. Playing old New Tonic originals, some new material and their own take on some of the classics. The 2 Tone/Trojan/Brit Pop/Indie influenced band are intent on freshening up the scene and having already performed at the IOW Festival, The Cavern Club, Liverpool and several well known music venues. The band are already making a name for themselves with their electric, energetic live performances as a must see band. New Tonic, happy to be influenced but not to be labelled.  All this plus dancefloor sounds from the sixties and seventies to right now right thru til 2am courtesy We Got Killers. 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£13 in advance
Fri 18 Oct
“Rhythm 60”
 + anarchistwood
 + Bug Central + SLapPeR
Rhythm 60 is an Ex Gratia Recordings Party celebrating Scarlett Carson and J Mitch Flaxo’s first sixty years in The Universe… and you’re all invited, for a small fee to cover the entertainment . And what entertainment!…Back in October 1964 two incredibly special, squalling humans arrived onto this Earth and things have never been the same… Here we are in October 2024 and those two singing scorpio siblings, bassist, drummer trouble causers in multiple bands including Hagar the Womb, Bug Central, Mekons, Pig Ignorance, Big Bottom, Riot Clone, mclusky and also the rhythm section of anarchistwood going by the names of J Mitch Flacko and Scarlett “Charlie” Carsen are now almost grown up and are about to reach the youthful age of sixty. Please save the date of Friday 18th October to come and celebrate with us all at the infamous Dublin Castle on Camden Parkway. This includes a birthday for Hally too! The bands dem… anarchistwood – taking inspiration from Detroit ’60s, ’70s proto punk (indeed have been known to play a Destroy All Monsters number) as much as the Pistols packin’ ’76 SEX scene and post Crass ’80s Anarcho satire… Frank Cutter and crew know how to enrich the audience with fabulous, head turning, transgressive punk rock, and play it with a supercool ease. Punkish pranksterism never got so sassy. Effortlessly brilliant, massively entertaining. Their uber neato version of ‘White Punks On Dope’ (‘Black Punks On Speed’! hollers bassist Mitch!) is a wonderful inclusion in recent sets too. Bug Central – Bug Central are a punk band from London, England formed in 1996 and still playing with the original line up of Noodles Romanov (guitar / vocals), Ben Blasphemy (bass) and Charlie Bug of Riot/Clone, Pig Ignorance at the drums… Fierce and rumbling proper PROPER punk. SLapPeR – “the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard” might sound like a bold statement, but you know what… beauty is in the eye of the beholder and… behold! Beauty! With echoes of neo classical, punk industrial and pronk pop gothic, there’s a lot going on and it’s all head crunchingly, psychedelically enigmatic and exciting. With DJ action til 2am…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£10 in advance
Thu 24 Oct
Kitten Pyramid-Have garnered great reviews from The Guardian, Q mag, Prog mag and many more…take a Cardiacs type jaunty sound and combine it with some thoroughly Syd era Floyd whimsy and hard edged Crimson meets Tull passgaes , wig out Hendrix guitar, pastoral brass and a bit of Genesis too…but original…new prog!“If British psychedelia is your bag, this is your new favourite band” The Independent “Picasso could have been at the controls”Paul Lester, The Guardian “Fantastic” Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music“Genius”Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music“Your new favourite band”Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music“A beautiful album.”David Stubbs, Classic Rock ★ ★ ★ The Japanese brothers SAHAJi are about to be huge – Attitude and style for days with the songs to back it up. Their debut EP reached number 8 in the official U.K. physical sales chart, they are about to fly. Having already supported Andrew Cushin on his U.K tour, the brothers and their band are currently recording their melodic guitar driven rock ready for an autumn release. With a cult following already across social media, the enthusiasm is infectious, the style is unwavering, the swagger is real. Expect big anthemic choruses and melodies that stuck in your head for weeks.The 355s- Imagine the Oasis brothers having a scrap with The White Stripes, now you are getting close to The 355’s sound. Brought together by a mutual love for 90’s guitar driven bangers and Northern Soul grooves, Their debut E.P shot straight in at number 11 on the official U.K charts and with a sold out show  in London already secured,
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.30
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 26 Oct
The Estimators
 + ‘Ball Of Fire’!
 + Selecta Paul + We Got Killers
The Estimators – Party time with the Autumn Ball Of Fire! Two, long, hot sets of the most authentic Jamaican Ska you’ll hear this side of  Foresters Hall 1963 or Orange Street 1964. A bona fide super skanking Time Machine back to the sounds that moved a million or more feet either side of the colonial divide. In fact, the music that ultimately brought people together, One Love n all that. The joy is palpable at any Estimators show, attracting people from all walks of life. Only ain’t no walking going on. It’s dancing all the way. You won’t have a better night out. Assisting in that party superstar selecta Paul brings his boxes of carefully collected 45s to play before, after and between sets. Pure vibes…whether ska, rocksteady or boss reggae. Big boutcha. We Got Killers then take the dancefloor off into more reggae, soul, disco and killer rock n roll til the wee hours.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£11 in advance
Sat 16 Nov
St. Jimi Sebastian Cricket Club- From Stockholm, Sweden has been described in media as a mix of The Jam, Inspiral Carpets and Oasis. The band is run by Jimi Sebastian, raised in Sweden but with an English father which is reflected in both lyrics and music where the social realist narrative often plays a prominent role. He has on several occasions been invited to various podcasts TV etc. where he talks about the band’s music, lyrics and the connection to football culture. The band is constantly growing and considered as one of the country’s most entertaining live acts. SJSCC has previously released one full-length album and 3 EP’s, played frequently live where they sell out venues in both Sweden and London. A new full-length album is out in september 2024. So get your tickets for this folks! Daddy Those Men Scare Me – our very favourite suburban punk pop ironists go way back to the early days of Bugbear- and now they’ve written a few new songs too! Then again why mess with a set list full of quality witty items like ‘Mass Consumption’, ‘Magic Mushroom Man’ and ‘Teenagers’ (Cunts!)…wonderful. For fans of The Stranglers, Squeeze, Half Man Half Biscuit and Ian Dury… Bridget – Sarah, singer,  formerly of Lover singing breathy Deborah Harry stylings, and she has a damn good voice, – crisp rock pop,  dynamic stuff, a la Garbage, Blondie. Antelope –  Highly polished shoegaze/dreampop. Harks back to proto-shoegaze like Pale Saints, plus there’s some lovely intricate guitar lines and a pretty dynamic sound all round.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.30
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 3 Jan
The Ultimate Stone Roses
 + Special Guests
 + DJs
THE ULTIMATE STONE ROSES ARE THE ONLY TRIBUTE TO THE ROSES TO HAIL FROM MANCHESTER.  EACH MEMBER IS A DIE HARD FAN OF THE ORIGINAL BAND WHO HAS DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO MASTERING THE MUSIC OF THEIR HEROES.  PLAYING SONGS FROM THE SEMINAL FIRST ALBUM, THE SECOND COMING AND EARLY FAN FAVOURITES LIKE ‘SALLY CINNAMON’ AND ‘MERSEY PARADISE’, THE ULTIMATE STONE ROSES GIVE THEIR AUDIENCES THE MOST AUTHENTIC STONE ROSES EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£15 in advance
Sat 11 Jan
The Lizberries
 + Special Guests
 + DJs
In the vibrant heart of Milan, The Lizberries came to life in 2010, beginning their journey to become the ultimate tribute to the iconic Irish rock band, The Cranberries. Subsequently the band have earned themselves a distinguished place among tribute acts, solidifying their reputation as the best Cranberries tribute act on the global stage. From the renowned Alcatraz in Milan to the prestigious Dolan’s in Limerick, The Lizberries have graced stages that once hosted The Cranberries, creating anatmosphere where fans can relive the magic of the original band. Their extensive repertoire and faithful rendition of Cranberries classics ensure that audiences are treated to a mesmerizing two hour performance that captures the spirit of the legendary Irish indie rockers. The band’s emotional connection to the Cranberries’ homeland is evident in their four tours of Ireland, and their commitment to their craft extends beyond the stage, as they actively participate in national gatherings of the official Cranberries fan club and collaborate on initiatives with Cranberries Italia. Looking to the future, The Lizberries are on the brink of creating a unique theatre show that delves into the history of the Cranberries. This ambitious project, incollaboration with an esteemed Irish Dance Academy and a renowned Italian DJ,promises to be a visual and auditory feast, offering fans a deeper connection to the Cranberries’ legacy. In the hands of The Lizberries, The Cranberries’ music lives on, enchanting audienceswith an ethereal voice and an unwavering commitment to preserving the spirit of one. of the most beloved bands in all rock history. And all yours tonight in then Dublin Castle, Camden, an Irish home from home. Tonight, we are commemorating the occasion of the anniversary of Delores O’Riordan, singer of the Cranberries’ sad death in London ten years ago this weekend. This will be a celebration of Delores’ life and The Cranberries’ great music.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 18 Jan
Holyghost Madness
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£8/£6 on the door
Sat 1 Feb
The Decatonics
 + Gold Steppers
 + DJs We Got Killers
The Decatonics are an established 8 piece female fronted ska band from Dorset comprising two singers, an energetic back line and a powerful horn section. Their set draws from the Ska, Trojan, Rocksteady, 2Tone, Soul, Reggae & Bluebeat genres and the vibrant live show has built up a great reputation for its high energy party atmosphere. Last seen here in The Ancestral Seat Of Madness supporting Teeside ska supremes The Skapones, we were suitably impressed and offered these guys and gals their own Dublin Castle headline. Gold Steppers – a band who say they are all about  ‘positivity, strength and dignity for the common person’ (and amen to that) and play serious underground ska… We Got Killers – will be playing ska, reggae, soul, punk and indie bangers between the bands and til the wee hours afterwards for your dancing delectation.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Thu 10 Apr
András Droppa- Come see the PAINTED LADIES TOUR! Following the release of his debut album, Andras Droppa brings his unique brand of Hard Rock-Blues to 49 venues across the UK and Ireland as part of his debut tour. A virtuosic ‘tour-de-force’ of in-your-face guitar driven music, András and his band won’t disappoint. Live and loud, this promises to be a night to remember! Andras Droppa is a 22 year old Hard Rock-Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter from North Devon. His unique blend of Hard Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk shines through in his original material, and his live band are undeniably energetic and infectious.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance