Wed 28 Feb
00000000
 + The Fiends
 + Sun Child + Black Swan Event
00000000 – back after a bit of a hiatus, ace purveyors of noisy art rock cum post punk with forceful artful female vocals and a wayward twisty turny experimental feel. Interesting…a bit Kristin Hersch maybe, or a more leftfield Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And remind of Ut …and Jefferson Airplane meets Siouxsie allowing the acid free reign.   The Fiends – “The Fiends are an Indie / Alternative band with a punk edge from the pretty shitty city of Swansea”…well I really like Swansea meself! There’s a proggy, experimental element to this Fiendish punk though…reminiscent of  acts like Oceansize as much as Wire or 999.. Sun Child – SW London based 4-piece alt-rock band. FFO: Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Deftones etc Black Swan Event – taking in late 60’s Brit acid pop, The Creation, The Action, The Who, geared up and punky, musically on the money. “In a twisted milieu stretching between and geisha brides and psycho dominatrixes,…”…hello!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 29 Feb
The Vone
 + Sub Violet
 + Foxhole + Kalkutta
 + DJ Sue
“CMDN Presents The Vone, Sub Violet, Foxhole, and Kalkutta. The Vone: The Vone is a cinematic rock band with soaring melodies, pulsating drums and bags of character. Recorded with Tom Hill at the best kept secret in London – The Bookhouse Studio – The Vone, a hotchpotch of English, Polish and Brazilian musicians fronted by actor-musician Marcelo Cervone bring all their flavours to the music.    Sub Violet: Hailing from Glasgow and fuelled by a burning passion for crafting crowd- catching songs, Sub Violet is on the ascent. Recognized by industry tastemakers like Nels Hylton on BBC RADIO 1 Future Alternative and featured in Clout Magazine, Sub Violet is undeniably here to stay.   Foxhole: Foxhole is a four-piece alternative rock band from the South West, UK. Their first EP ‘In Case of Inspiration, Pick Up’ was released in 2021 and sent shockwaves through the local scene. After a lineup change at the end of 2021, the band welcomed Andy Obeyesekere on lead guitar and Mitch Strauss on bass. Their tight live energy has converted many since their inception. A unique blend of indie, mid-west emo, post-punk and grunge make for a heavy-hitting wall of sound, with plenty of riffs and sudden chaos when you least expect it.   Kalkutta: Odd socks and ripped shirts. Gritty and tight originals. Close sell out hosting their own event at Brightons Prince Albert. Recently appearing alongside Creeping Jean at Paper Dress Vintage. “Loud, confident with scruffy hair.” Full original sets, performing frequently gaining a following around London and Brighton. With more events in the pipeline being hosted in Brighton and London.”
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Fri 1 Mar
The Landline – these guys are Dublin Castle stalwarts! indie/Nineties/alternopop/ baggy/Britpop covers delivered in a pant swingingly groovy manner…Fat Boy Slim, Oasis, Mock Turtles, Blur, Charlatans, Stone Roses etc…but it all blends into one beautiful party time pop megamashup. Explode The TV – Shoegaze sensibilities and artful pop performances with this classic indie outfit, with some great songs,  played with subtlety and notable emotional heft.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£6 in advance
Sat 2 Mar
AKA The Syndicate
 + Zen Baseballbat
 + DJs We Got Killers
AKA The Syndicate – Original music drawing inspiration from ska, reggae, soul, 2-tone and a touch of punk. Zen Baseballbat – suitably exciting ska support. DJs We Got Killers– keep the party going til 2am (free from 11pm)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£10 (Early Bird)/15 in advance
Sun 3 Mar
Attila the Stockbroker Presents
 + Attila the Stockbroker
 + Barnstormer 1649 + John Hegley
 + Blyth Power
Attila the Stockbroker Presents the fourth of his seasonal Dublin Castle Sunday matinées. Expect a full set from his wonderful band Barnstormer 1649, plus spoken word supreme as Attila has a reunion with his old poetic mucker, the wonderful John Hegley, and perky, folk pop punk from the unique, original, enigmatic Blyth Power. Should be a brilliant day.  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2pm
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Thu 7 Mar
CMDNpresents
 + BEACH BØNES
 + The Heat Inc + Mango In Euphoria
 + Rocky’s Cuffs + Wilderness States
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 8 Mar
Somers – Celebrating International Women’s Day this evening with a couple of fine female fronted acts from the Camden hood. Jessica Tonge fronts Somers superbly, with a hint of Karen O in her presence and attack. Somers are a local (well, duh) rocking 5 piece perfecting a powerful overdriven indie rock sound with something of early Suede and a bit of Joy Division, but also the Britrock tood and resonance of Oasis. SNM – 3 piece explosive boy/gal noise rock/art punk outfit featuring some exploratory psychedelic playing amongst the hard crunch and a sonorous vocal that really lifts the whole shebang to exalted territory. Beautiful noise. The March Fleet – combining grunge, indie, math rock and Radiohead like dynamics, this Chelmsford band are really ploughing a fascinating furrow, not least via the otherworldly choirester vocals . “Absolutely Brilliant” – BBC Radio Essex. The Dassins – Superb young Leeds band embracing all the classics indie/scallydelic Northern pop touchstones but very much impressing with their own identity and talent. For fans of The La’s, The Coral, Stone Roses, The Real People, Rain etc. Going places these Dassins.  DJ Julie Hamill spins a females to the fore DJ set in celebration of International Women’s Day
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 9 Mar
Menace
 + 16 Guns
 + Jack The Lad + DJs
Menace – 50 years of Menace, and counting!  More or less, with all the iterations and offshoots, but it’s been a while since Menace mainstay, man not to be messed with and lovely chap Noel Martin has been behind the drums for a Menace show. Well, tonight’s the night. Will be a blast, not to be missed punks….1976 vintage and still going strong, the original Street Punk band are back in the DC, a bit of a home from home.  47 years on and still a proper, PROPER punk band. 16 Guns and Jack The Lad keep the fierce, fast and furious Street Punk flag flying in support. Catch all three bands for bags of fun and righteous ramalama mischief.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 10 Mar
The Smiths Utd
 + Special Guests
 + DJs
The Smiths Utd are a tribute to the The Smiths, one of the most influential bands in British popular music history. The sound and look is recreated by 4 genuine Smiths fans looking to emulate their heroes as closely as possible and down to the last detail. The live sound of the original line-up is faithfully reproduced to evoke memories of teenage obsession and of simpler times. Not to be missed and probably the best Smiths tribute band in the country.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 3pm
£15 on the door
£10 in advance
Tue 12 Mar
'Teddy Boys' Night
 + RNR Book Club
 + Max Decharne + Midnite Crawlers
 + DJs
Rock N Roll Book Club goes back to the source tonight, so far as that name is concerned, because tonight is all about real Rock and Roll, and the very first British youth culture phenomenon that defined it, the Teddy Boys.  Enter author Max Décharné, in conversation with Tony Gleed from 8pm about his highly acclaimed new book, entitled “Teddy Boys: Post War Britain And The First Youth Revolution“… Book of the week in the Sunday Times recently, and recipient of a two page rave review by Jon Savage in the New Statesman.  You will know Max as a onetime member of the band Gallon Drunk, and as frontman with The Flaming Stars since 1994. An authority on the 1950s and 1960s counterculture, he is the author of Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of British Slang, as well as A Rocket in My Pocket and Hardboiled Hollywood. Its a great pleasure to welcome Max back to the Dublin Castle tonight, for our Book Club assignment, Scene of many a spectacularly rocking Flaming Stars gig spanning – gulp – 3 decades. There will be questions from the floor, signings, selfies, and yes you can buy books. Get a few…soon be Christmas… In addition to a suitably ’50s flavoured DJ set interspersed throughout the evening, we are pleased to announce the fab addition of Midnite Crawlers – our very special guests tonight, hand picked to complete the evening in a sure fire, exciting Ted friendly manner.  Rockin’ Scene Supremos tapping into Jive, Western Swing, Rhythm n Blues, Rock and Roll and a touch of Swamp Rock… but the superb twist with these peerless entertainers of the rockin’ kind is to be found in their harmonies and juxtaposed male and female vocals. It’s a sweet sound for sure, whether cruising or letting rip. And they do let rip too. Let’s party like it’s 1954! Superb.  Crepes n drapes optional.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Wed 13 Mar
A Celebration of Father Ted
 + Joe Rooney
 + Special Guests + DJ Joei Sylvester
Sensational stand-up, raconteur and rock ’n’ roller Joe Rooney returns with A Celebration of Father Ted, a madcap evening of all things Father Ted! In the guise of his smash-hit TV persona Father Damo, Joe takes his audience on a romp through Craggy Island, with quizzes, prizes, and games galore, capped off with a singalong of My Lovely Horse!  With a little live band rockandroll action to warm you up in support, and DJ Joei Sylvester to keep the party going after, this promises to be the greatest party since the Craggy Island Funfair and will kick more ass than Ted, with Bishop Brennan, in a roomful of rabbits… 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£25 on the door
£20 in advance
Thu 14 Mar
Jahrel JP & The Future
 + Dust Speaks
 + Rocky Ostrich + Hybrid Kid
Jahrel JP & The Future – Hendrix inspired rocking out and head spinning blues… “Music is Medicine, Music is therapy”, is the driving force for singer- songwriter and bassist Jahrel JP in creating a raw and eclectic sound, sung unapologetically in his Nottingham accent. This is backed by his band which injects the necessary energy and style to create the full sound that alternative rock deserves.  Dust Speaks-Melodic folk tinged rock pop with a warm, artful vibe. Not in your face but does grab your attention. Good stuff. Rocky Ostrich-Their newly released single Paranoia is an absolute beast with a melody that will stick in your head for days, and if Nirvana were still about today they’d probably be asking Rocky Ostrich to be their next tour support Hybrid Kid-Breezy indie pop with a pastoral feel at times influenced by brit pop but clearly  the more cerebral understated bands like The Bluetones, quite folky in places with an undercurrent of Americana, Cracker for example, highly accomplished stuff and  decent tunes too.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 19.30
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 15 Mar
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons
 + The Tropic Trio
 + Daniel Jeanrenaud AKA The Camden Cat + Lean
 + DJ Fuzz
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons – seem like an inordinately long time since PATDJ last graced our stage, but it’s bloody marvellous to announce they’ve come back for more. It’s always a marriage made in Heaven…the cranked up punk grunge-abilly mayhem of Dirty Jake and Puss’s guitars, the skittering riddims and bombastic beat of drummer Ant, and the fierce feline yelp and howl of the righteous anger of Puss on vox, not to mention her high energy physical expression, and fearless forays into the crowd. And all in the Mojo riddled environs of The Dublin Castle back room. What’s not to adore? The Tropic Trio  JF Whitney (The Flaming Stars/The Urban Voodoo Machine and very many others) in his long term Bizarre Trash Exotica project with co-writer She Rocola (Minxus/The Charity Case) on vocals & bass with Erg Meister (Oh! Gunquit and many very others) guesting on drums. The Tropics have had many ventures on London & festival stages over the last 25 years, with releases on Kooky, Jazzman, Sexton Ming’s Rim Records and a curious cover of Diana Ross’ “Upside Down” curated by the late great Andrew Weatherall for his Soma label. And their version of Poptones by Public Image Ltd was enthused over by the equally late and great Keith Levene too.. “Absolutely crazed but beautiful” The Village Voice “Ace” NME “Jazzy, quirky and thoroughly bohemian” Penny Rimbaud… Daniel Jeanrenaud AKA The Camden Cat – what a marvellous thing, to have Daniel J on tonite’s bill. A regular feature for Camdenites in a daze gone by discombulation situation in a late night haunt long gone but possibly now called Snickers in a parallel universe…this rockabilly Cat cum Kingsnake was the proponent of a delicious soundtrack to many a non existent kebab and disco biscuit and late beer meal back in the as they say day. Superb. Lean – young punk rock three piece giving large swathes of ramalama a right hormonal seeing to. Cracking stuff.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 16 Mar
Skimmington Ride
 + Riff Raff
 + St Pat's Craic
Dublin Castle St Pat’s Craic  one of the greatest Irish boozers in the world, and one of the greatest pub venues in London at that, and an evening of Irish music on St Pat’s Eve, falling as it does on a Saturday this year…whats not to love? Of course we’re having a big feck off Party with dancing and responsible drinking in mind. In fact we’ve had this wonderful bill on or around Pats these last couple of years, and it’s been such a hit we made a point of revisiting it for 2024…and there may be more, so watch this space… Skimmington Ride- Superb, Full-on Pogues meets the Dubliners mash up, heavy emphasis on the good time singalong folk roots anthems, but all delivered in a rocking, Party hearty manner. A perfect way to salute St Patrick.  Riff Raff – back on the block with their charming punk/pop/ska/rude reggae concoction, Riff Raff  concentrate on fun and then some.  Like the man said, these sounds lead the way. Fuck art, fuck everything, let’s dance. And there will be dancing to the small hours, DJ’s We Got Killers at the controls, will be Green and Serene, playing their usual banging set, with no doubt LOTS of Irish dancefloor fillers lined up for your delectation.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Wed 20 Mar
Sofia Ford – 19-year-old multifaceted artist Sofia Ford has reached global acclaim with her innovative take on British alternative music. Following last year’s anthem-worthy “Big Deal”, the producer and songwriter from South London is back with a new single, “Deeper With You”, which sees the songstress’s musical capabilities getting stronger and stronger. 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 are staple features of her productions, which hark back to that brit-pop nostalgia everyone continues to crave today. Amelie Jat– super energetic fizzy pink pop with Blondie strength pop chops and character…great stuff. Mint – slinky arthouse indie, but with a non pretentious pop charm and some nigh on jazzy touches. Alluring work. 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
Thu 21 Mar
The Arlo's
 + The Issues
 + Refuge + The Bipolar Rollers
 + DJ Sue
The Arlo’s – the apostrophe is all their’s coz they are of The Arlo innit. And of good hearty rock stock too…with several impressive releases on streaming, and something about them of a more rocked up, street fightin’ Wedding Present…quite a David Gedge like vocal. Banging rhythms and a rocking indie meets dark country vibe. Good work Men of The Arlo. The Issues – these Devonian punkers really tore us a new one when they wound up playing a Saturday night almost by accident a few weeks back! Great witty vibes in the songwriting, and plenty of punch in the punk assault, tempered as it is with a few more considered slacker pop passages. Another tiptop combo then. Refuge – Funk infused rock in that early R.H.C.P  manner, albeit via a more classic rock sound. The Bipolar Rollers -Wonky but engaging indie with echoes of The Stranglers and Beefheart, but shot through with the sinister energy of Fat White Family, and ca va bien, noir is le coleur Jean Paul.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£7 in advance
Fri 22 Mar
 The Flying Pigs Band    a dynamic female fronted covers band, seamlessly blend the timeless sound of Pink Floyd with iconic hits from the era, including classics by The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, and The Eagles. A 5 piece band party band with a difference!   The Chord Buddies –  from Norway…High Velocity punknroll… “Have Fun, Play Live, Play Loud, Live Fast”…with members from various earlier bands spanning back as far as 1977, rooted in punk rock and rock`n`roll. The Chord Buddies are playing ol`school punk 77, with their our own songs. For fans of The Boys, New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders, Dead Boys, Sex Pistols… RAMcache –  Catchy r n b based garage rock with elements of power pop and pre-punk pub rock, like Eddie And The Hot Rods, Ducks Deluxe etc. Excellent, rousing stuff. DJ Fuzz til 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 23 Mar
Siouxsie and the Banshees Nite
 + Painted Bird
 + Special Guests + DJs We Got Killers
We are pleased to announce the return of excellent Siouxsie and the Banshees homage Painted Bird, to perform their stunning interpretation of this singular, incredible music for your pleasure tonite. As they rightly say, this may be “a tribute to the music of Siouxsie and the Banshees” But It’s not about looky-likeys. “We don’t play dress-up, we just kick ass on the music.”..Ninety minutes  plus of prime Siouxsie, all eras, all lineups  all done to perfection. Close yer eyes and it’s them. Uncanny. And brilliant. Can’t wait! DJs We Got Killers will be hitting up some post punk bangers prior to shooting off into punky disco hyperspace til 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 24 Mar
Imaginary Friends – “Unconventional trippy fuzzy noise sonic bubblegum garage indie psych punk revival” …indeed! Just as we like it.   Velour Fog – wonderful wah wah rockin’ heaviosity. Stoner, grunge and metal  and in soupçon of thrash pooonk with lead heavy riffology taking in Sabbath and Metallica etc…
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Wed 27 Mar
Keeley
 + Special Guests
 + Rebel Aces + DJs
KEELEY–  with talented singer/guitarist/songwrit-er  Keeley Moss at the helm, this highly revered psychedelic dreampop outfit have really been turning heads of late, and have garnered multiple plaudits for  their debut album ‘Floating Above Everything Else’.  With airplay from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie and spins on BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Cymru in the UK, and national airplay in Ireland, the band now also feature Morrissey drummer extraordinaire Andrew Paresi.  Rebel Aces – fab 4 piece rockabilly band out of North London, doing it right, replete with slap bass, playing covers from Elvis to Stray Cats, and rousing, enigmatic rockabilly readings of songs from  the likes of T-Rex and Depeche Mode. They can ccertainly rock, pure joy.  DJ Sue will be on hands to nice up the dancefloor til 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
Thu 28 Mar
Lucida Presents Electroniq
 + Uran Apak
 + Oogan + Cyberwaste
 + Nata In Furs + DJs
Another superb showcase of electronica, cold wave, bleeps, bloops and post punk cahoots from Lucida, the go to synthcore cohort. Uran Apak – vocalese, electro and Nu Rave. As the man sez himself, a multidisciplinary artist and musician…  Oogan – Lucida mainstays Legpuppy have some dark and deviant ambient trance ritual cousins…last time round the DJ thought there was gonna be a sacrifice…Him! Cyberwaste – a wonderful one woman maelstrom of dark and deviant electronica. Nata In Furs – “theatrical electronica with magic and fairy tales on stage’, yes indeed, and another woman showing the males how it should be done. Tony Bugbear (We Got Killers) spins electronic bangers and exotic cuts between the bands. DJ Sue takes over at 11 to get the party on til 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 30 Mar
John Fishell
 + Dirty Money
 + Sun Machine + The Big Slouch
John Fishell is a Rock/Blues Artist based in Washington DC. His music combines unconventional life experiences, with both obvious and subtle influences, and an ever-present switching of “hats” – all deftly combined and willfully contrasted within a deceptively simple rock architecture, which is occasionally interspersed with notes from his classical music upbringingGrunge tinged alt-rock, Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots spring to mind, great stuff. Dirty Money-Classy classic rock somewhere between early Iron Maiden, the rawk end of Machine Gun Etiquette era Damned and Judas Priest. Catchy Schlock rock riffola,.Sunmachine- Dynamic and atmospheric hard rock from Cambridge. Although their first live show was only in February 2023, their explosive shows are drawing crowds who are pulled in by Sunmachine’s mix of fast-paced bangers and emotive ballads. The energy they produce on stage is nothing short of electric. The Big Slouch – righteous rocknroll band out of South Wales with melodic pop friendly tunes amongst the kicking guitars.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 4 Apr
The Groovy Arts Club Band
 + Bamboo Powders
 + Mel & Marcel
The Groovy Arts Club Band – seasoned garage thru punk and rnb Rockers with some major players in the ranks including Eddie outta The Vibrators powering the big beat at the back. Great stuff, with an active artistic penchant as reflected in the handle. It’s not only Rock and Roll actually Mick Bamboo Powders-Lo fi mangled blues rock with a loping beat and ultra distorted bass and guitar, R.L Burnside via Daniel Johnson, with a hint of Captain Beefheart, compelling stuff. Mel & Marcel – Boho pop duo playing rootsy beatnik gear. Fab gear indeed.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 6 Apr
Straighten Out
 + (No.1 Stranglers Tribute)
 + DJ s We Got Killers
STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there…if you were lucky enough to be in the audience last time around in The Dublin Castle you’ll know what a superb experience this is. Not just a tribute- as sincere and assured an expression of The Meninblack’s best works as you could possibly hope for. And it’s a great fit in The Dublin Castle. With an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours, Straighten Out re-create the ‘early years’ sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970’s…! The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal ‘attack’ from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: ‘Peaches’, ‘Hanging Around’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘5 Minutes’, ‘The Raven’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Straighten Out’, ‘Down In The Sewer’ and many more. Straighten Out cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers’ albums and beyond… Straighten Out – live and unleashed – will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written…Straighten Out will put you back in that place…! We Got Killers – DJ til 2am will hit up a couple of Stranglers tunes that didn’t make the set too no doubt, plus other contemporary punk, post punk and New Wave flavours, before spinning off into supereclectic disco hyperspace. Strap in.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£16 on the door
£13 in advance
Fri 12 Apr
MESFest
 + The Mighty Fall Gathering
 + The Look Back Bores + Mark Hex
 + Cowboy Flying Saucer + Psykick Disco
MESFest! The Mighty Fall Gathering  …Lickspittle Southerner Dpt. Yes, following a couple of highly successful Mighty Fall Gatherings in Manchester, we are pleased to announce it’s London turn to celebrate all things Mark E Smith and Fall Group shaped. It’s flashy Camden Town… Enter that Roman shell for a perfectly formed homage to The Fall by The Look Back Bores, who have not one but two Smiffys upfront to better take on channeling the greatest lyricist and finest frontman known to all music in the history of this Wonderful and Frightening World so far. This will be a party held by the finest of all Facebook groups, in honour of the greatest  group that ever was. Roll up for the Underpants Show…Last Orders 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£5 Early Bird in advance
Sat 13 Apr
The Collective AKA
 + Bricktop
 + DJs We Got Killers
The Collective AKA –   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.   Bricktop – Britpop covers performed beautifully well by a young band with all the chops required to go from Pulp to Blur to Oasis and everywhere else ’90s and UK with a decent haircut and set of threads.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Fri 19 Apr
Spiral Frank
 + Sun Pinned Leaves
 + Weekday Social + 05ive 06ix
Spiral Frank – Commercial sleazoid hard rock from a band with pedigree. An underground alternative rock supergroup in the truest sense, the band is hungry, inventive and knows how to put on a show. The UK’s answer to Them Crooked Vultures, Gone Is Gone and Alter Bridge. Sun Pinned Leaves – sunshine dosed FM Rawk, Country and quirky Britpop all sweetly realised by these ace veterans of post punk. Songwriting chops aplenty…indeed they keep winning awards for it! Weekday Social – Female fronted indie pop trio, nicely melodic with a late ’80s jangly guitar sound, sorta reminds of Darling Buds and The Cranberries. Nice
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sun 21 Apr
King Joe & The Atlantics
 + Skull Puppets
King Joe & The Atlantics – exciting British based six-piece group influenced by the electrifying sounds of Rhythm & Blues of the 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s. From the ashes of Big Town Playboys, who rocked many a packed Dublin Castle show back in the 1990s. The Atlantics line-up includes a truly outstanding selection of experienced & renowned players including Nick Lunt (Jools Holland R&B Orchestra), Al Nicholls (Big Town Playboys) and Wayne Lee (Son of Guitar legend Albert Lee), along with up & coming youthful musicians thrown in the mix. This matinee performance promises to be a fiesta of old school hot to trot joy, featuring finestyle party down dance music like they used to make, played fabulously well, with attention to detail and superb chops all round. Hot support from Skull Puppets – deffo a garage band, that much is indisputable. They get together in a garage down the garden, to make a Cramps inspired cathartic noise and kick out the blues. Songs of darkness, fuzzy noise and voodoo charm! Thud, howl, clang and breathe… Rock and Roll!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.15pm
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Fri 26 Apr
Skaface
 + The False Dots
 + DJs
Skaface – polish up yer DMs and put on yer dancing clobber…it’s the heavy, heavy monster sound of …Skaface. premier purveyors of ska and rudeboy reggae. For fans of Madness, Specials, Selecter and so on.  False Dots – the influence of Madness is also to be found in the punky reggae of False Dots…who recently celebrated 45 years in the Biz with a cracking headline show in tge Dublin. In support tonight though…versatile lads!
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 27 Apr
Woking Calling!
 + Clash Vs Jam
 + Punky Reggae Party + DJs We Got Killers
Woking Calling! The Jam Vs The Clash with Punky Reggae Party  featuring seasoned punk, new wave and Mod Revival players (a pedigree that takes in The Chords, UK Subs, Chelsea, Vodka Tourists and the Bruce Foxton Band) Expect impassioned fandom inspired versions of Jam and Clash bangers, not a tribute routine! Played chronologically and mixed up for your greater entertainment, some big hitters held back til the end, what a tantalising prospect this is! The Jam and The Clash together, in the Dublin Castle for one night only! DJs We Got Killers rock the party til 2am
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£11.50 in advance
Sat 11 May
Ball Of Fire Spring ’24… starring The Estimators –  the finest Real Jamaican Ska vibes known to mankind emanate forth from this peerless, hardworking London band. They really do give it their ultimate all up there on stage, pumping out the wickedest of dancefloor burnin’ fun…dual vocals,  brass, keys, guitar and percussion all at full throttle, and underpinned by the meatiest heavy duty walking basslines of band leader Marcello. A wonderful night out guaranteed, as anyone lucky enough to be at our NYE party will attest. Yes, it feels like Kingston Town circa 1964 when these guys hit the stage. And with Paul and Mirko as your gigside selectas spinning the sweetest in vintage reggae, rocksteady and ska on 45, you’re in for a treat to step right up to move your dancing feet. Righteous! Plus DJs We Got Killers put on their Boogie down pants and take the dancefloor on after The Estimators have created their usual amazing sweaty dancefest upon it.
Dublin Castle
Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£11 in advance
Sun 12 May
Rogue Division
 + Joe King and The Jays
 + The Nothings + Witchitas
 + DJ Black Feather
Sheffield Hits The Smoke  with… Rogue Division – 2022 was the year Sheffield Hard Rock outfit Rogue Division first came onto the scene. Featuring some of Sheffield’s finest musicians – Ryley Donston (Lead Guitar), Ben Grayson (Drums), Theo Ferreyra (Bass), James Bickerton (Rhythm Guitar) and Will Thompson (Vocals) – they wowed audiences all around Sheffield with their High Attitude approach to Hard Rock and Punk. Since the band started they’ve played many popular Sheffield venues such as Network, Record Junkee and The Yorkshireman. With every show being unique and exciting, this is a performance you will not want to miss. Joe King and the Jays were formed in 2021 when front man Joe Ricketts and drummer Josh Dabell started as a two piece out of the ashes of a former band. The trio was completed with the addition of bassist Jack Lathwood in early 2022, with the band persistently gigging around Sheffield and Manchester. September 2022 saw the release of the band’s debut single “Small Talks” which gained over 10,000 plays in its first week of release as well as attention from magazines RGM and Clunk. In February 2023, the bands second single “Take Me Back” featured on BBC Introducing Sheffield, helping the band to be shortlisted for Tramlines festival out of over 1,500 acts. The band’s third single “Love’s Like a Pair of Jeans” was released in August 2023 and since then, the band have gigged relentlessly in Sheffield venues such as Network and Record Junkee. With energetic live performances and bouncing guitar riffs, the band continues to go from strength to strength. The Wichitas are an alternative garage rock band formed in early 2023 in the small town called Mexborough of South Yorkshire. The loud, noisy and distorted sounds inspired by the likes of The White Stripes and Royal Blood. A duo with immense power and energy playing venues all around Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster The Wichitas are something to experience at least once in your life time. Despite only being together a short time, Sheffield alt-rcokers The Nothings have come a long way. The band reached it’s final form in October 2023 after the addition of vocalist Greg Cisalowicz, who joined guiatrists Ethan Rai and Clayton Deane, bassist Joe Beighton and drummer Charlie Jones. The boys have joined the alternative/emo revival seen recently, with their influences coming from the likes of Deftones, Nirvana and Type-O Negative. With huge announcements on the horizon, 2024 is looking like a huge year for the young 5-piece. DJ Black Feather keeps the party going til 2am.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door
£6 in advance
Tue 14 May
On 8th of March 2024 Subterranean Street Society will be releasing their new album titled ‘BLEEP‘. ‘BLEEP’ is born out of a post-covid urgency to perform live. Where previous albums of the band were constructed in a more elaborate process, this album was written and recorded in well under a year. Eager to crank up the volume the band set out to write songs they could record live and take out on the road  just as they are. Tonight Subterranean Street Society hit the Dublin Castle to curate their very own special show as part of a UK tour. Expect fuzzed-up bass guitar feedback, thin-can resonator dirt, hard-hitting harmony yelling, up-tempo garage drums and Louis’s signature raw vocal performance. And evening filled with questions on the subject of war, smartphones, freedom of speech and polarization.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 18 May
Oh - Aces
 + Special Guests
Oasis Vs Blur… What’s The Story Tracy Jacks? Think back to the Summer of 1995, a long hot one as I recall. Roll With It or Country House…which would hit the top spot and sell the most newspapers? That was perhaps THE last Great Pop Phenomenon (discuss). Well, we’re all a lot older and we’re all gonna play nicely now, but you can don that Adidas top and slip those Gazelles on all over again tonight as “Oasis” and “Blur” both take to the magical, mojo riddled Dublin Castle stage to both play blistering sets. Enjoy both performances and forget the feud. What a night it will be! Plus DJ Brett Pop (sic) no doubt playing Pulp and Elastica and Sleeper and maybe even Menswear and wot not to get you in the mood.  Oh – Aces – Gallagher Bruvs in their united prime, paid scintillating homage by these talented and dedicated fans of The most swaggering, rocking end of the Britpop boom. Were Oasis the best? You tell us…that whole period is a bit of a Blur…but I did smoke some Super Grass. (Just say Mmmmm…maybe. Definitely. ) Popscene – Talking of Blur…back in 1995 the real thing infamously played a sweet as a nut sweat box Dublin Castle ‘secret’ gig at the height of post Parklife Blurmania. I mean Blur, not Scouse soulsters The Real Thing, ya get me…anyway, what a night it was. And here’s Popscene to help you relive it. Maybe they’ll play that same set. And another thing…London Zoo is just up the road so you could also easily catch Gorillaz this evening too…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£11 in advance
Fri 31 May
The Prods
 + Das Kapitans
 + Mices + Coup De Tete
 + (Socks On Records Nite)
 Socks On Records  Nite! with… The Prods – High octane punk rock and roll with massive chords and massive attitude of a Godfathers, Pistols, Heartbreakers kind- yes,  a massive guitar sound, plus great playing all round,  and great harmonies..but also a beautifully balanced modicum of wry, rapscallion humour.   A fine array of Satirical punk pop gems pricking all sorts of twattery, from catalogue models to darts to crap tech to the Great British seaside…superb. Das Kapitans – From the darkest depths of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, England. Das Kapitans are a combination of influences including Fugazi, The Spits, The Melvins, Sonic Youth, Blur and Joy Division creating a DIY punk, post punk, lo-fi, garage punk, alternative feast. Formed at the back end of 2020 Das Kapitans set themselves the challenge of writing, recording and releasing 12 albums through 2021…..a challenge that they smashed out the park! 2022 and 2023 have seen the release of the album number 13, ‘Debut’ and a number of EPs and standalone singles.As well as the music the band has set up a YouTube channel and Podcast for their Das Kapichat series – talking to people from across the country about the DIY music scene. YouTube its also home to a growing collection of videos for their tracks, again all DIY and ‘homemade’. Not content with getting their own music out there Das Kapitans have set up a small Bandcamp only record label, Socks On Records, to work with and promote other artists across the platform. Building a community of like minded artists has been key to the success since the band formed which has led to international radio plays, podcasts, blogs, vlogs and being featured on the local BBC Introducing Show a number of times. Mices –  “Mices are a 3 piece post punk/ indie band for fans of Dinosaur JR, Burning Airlines and other fun 90s bands”. Coup de Tete –  “Loud, in your face, fuzzy ukulele… because why not? Indie Punk band based in Peterborough…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Sat 1 Jun
Rubella Ballet
 + Damage UK
 + Brigandage + DJs We Got Killers
Rubella Ballet – 45 years and counting from their inception, Rubella Ballet are still the zippiest, most colourfull and POSITIVE of punk pop combos. Part Gothic, part Anarcho Punk, part DIY Indie, always a fab nite out. Damage UK – as helmed by ex Nuffin guitarist Brian Damage and bassist Paul Flynn, Damage UK play old school, rabble rousing punk from The Clash school of unrule. Brigandage – Original Posipunk stylists from the neo Goth early days of post Ants and Banshees noir wave. Singer Michelle has put together a new lineup and dusted off the back catalogue. Michelle was there at the start too, as images from the queue outside the 1976 100 Club Punk Festival attest. Opening tonight, a proper treat, best arrive early…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£13 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 6 Jul
No Face No Case Presents
 + Crown Court
 + The Angry Agenda + Savage Beat
 + Tear Up
No Face No Case Presents A Night Of Oi!…to get you in the mood, fuel up on some righteous street punk energy pre Rebellion Festival. 4 superb bands – Crown Court, The Angry Agenda, Savage Beat, Tear Up…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 6.30
£15 on the door
£12 in advance
Sun 7 Jul
The Who at RNR Book Club
 + Author Richard Houghton
 + Q and A + Wardour Street perform as THE WHO
 + DJ Baba O'Really
This afternoon’s special matinee RocknRoll Book Club welcomes back Mr Spenwood Books himself, hardest working author/publisher in showbiz, Mr Richard Houghton…and today Shepherds Bush comes to Camden Town, coz it’s all about The Who… This Guitar Has Seconds To Live: A People’s History Of The Who, is an oral history of the band who were the first and original Mod guitar group, and who evolved into the kickingest of kick ass arena filling rock phenomena. They smashed Rickenbackers, hotel rooms and occasionally each other. Never before had a band caused such wanton destruction on stage. Never before had a band smashed their instruments into pieces, or used feedback as a weapon to manipulate their audiences. But there had never been a band like The Who before, and no other band has ever brought the same level of danger, excitement, chaos and sheer volume to live performance. From singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend and bassist John Entwistle starting out as The Deetours in 1962, until the untimely death of their legendary drummer Keith Moon in 1978, this is the story of over 300 explosive who concerts told through more than 500 eyewitness accounts. It charts their rise from their West London roots to become one of Britain’s top chart acts (with 14 top ten hits) and a gig schedule that saw them play virtually everywhere in the UK before conquering North America and the world via mammoth concert tours and attention-grabbing appearances at the Monterey, Woodstock and Isle of Wight festivals. The Who’s albums Tommy, Who’s Next and Quadrophenia all rank in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Their legacy is undiminished by time, and the sound of feedback runs through this book, as fans and admirers of the band recount seeing them in action through a series of fascinating and heartwarming anecdotes and photographs. More than 290 different Who gigs are recalled by fans, from their mod roots through to the 2000s… Tony Gleed talks to Richard Houghton about all things Who on stage, with a Q and A to follow and books to be bought and signed. Buy one, buy three. Soon be Christmas. We then complete this Whofest the best way possible…with a long set of ‘60s /‘70s classics performed by confirmed Who enthusiasts’ the excellent Wardour Street. From the igniting spark of The Who, straight through the ’60s mod explosion (Small Faces, The Kinks, Spencer Davis), and into the mod revival (Jam, Secret Affair, Purple Hearts, Chords, Lambrettas), plus a sprinkling of new wave and 2-tone. Wardour Street are the real deal Mod covers band…pure Fred Perry-adorned modernist joy!  
Dublin Castle

Doors from 2.30pm
£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
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
Tue 30 Jul
Palm Olive (The Slits)
 + RnR Book Club
 + DJ Peter Fox + Special Guests
Kick Down The Doors and Bugbear Presents- Palmolive at RNR Book Club – Paloma Romero McLardy’s sooncome 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. Legendary punk era DJ Peter Fox also joins us. In-house sounds guru at The Music Machine back in the day, and someone whose DJ nous has augmented the sets of every top band from the punk era and beyond you could mention. And he’s still going strong , playing out, and on the airwaves (Foxy Radio). Peter will be supplying the no doubt superb soundtrack tonight.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£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
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
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
Sat 18 Jan
The Ultimate Stone Roses
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