In what seems like his annual trip to this country but in reality it has been 4, Henry Rollins is returning to vicar street this week. Rollins has forged his own distinct career path, with the intensity of his punk rock roots with Black Flag and Rollins Band matched by the uncompromising attitude that has permeated through his spoken word performances and journalism and down to his acting, radio hosting and TV presenting.

In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humourist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be
reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic”. When he’s not travelling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full.
Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on L.A.’s renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, in addition to writing weekly columns for the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. In 2013, after previously anchoring shows for IFC and National Geographic, Henry joined the History Channel’s H2 network as host of the TV show 10 Things You Don’t Know About. In 2014, Henry received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social
activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries.

Gigs this week
Jan 15 – Sea Pinks + Ginnels + Me and My Dog – Sea Pinks LP Launch, Bello Bar

Jan 15 – Wolfgang Flur (ex Kraftwerk), Voodoo Lounge

Jan 15 – Therion + ImperialAge + EgoFall + LuciferianLight Orchestra, Academy

Jan 17 – Henry Rollins, Vicar Street

Jan 19 – The Dubtones + TheMigraines + The Kluster-Fux + The Black Pitts + The Divils
+ Doppelskangers + The Nilz -7 bands 7 euro, Fibber Magees

Jan 20 – Black Dahlia Murder + Benighted + Warpat, Voodoo Lounge

Jan 21 – Night beats + Twinkranes + September Girls, Grand Social

Jan 22 – Punk for Shan = Blood or Whiskey, the Lee Harveys, Blackpitts, Orrka, The
Craic, Fibbers

Jan 23 – Right 2 Water Demonstrations, Nationwide

Jan 23 – Stronghold + Hollow Truth + No biggie, Tentehooks, Newmarket Square

Jan 29 – Discharege + Kluster Fux + Hollow Cost, Voodoo Lounge

Jan 29 – The Lowest Form+ The Number Ones + Disguise, Tenterhooks

Jan 30 – Sleaford Mods.Invisible Britain- Dublin Screening – IFI

Jan 30 – The Dead Goats + Nuclear Holocust = more, Fibber Magees

February 5-7 – Quarter Block Party is a three day music and arts festival

Feb 6 – Kluster Fux + SFU, Suckin’ Diesel + The Divils, Kluster Fux album launch, On
The Rox

Feb 12 – Frank Turner + Sleeping Souls, The Academy

Feb 12 = Cian Nugent + The Cosmos, Grand Social

Feb 13 – Richie Ramone, Vodoo Lounge

Feb 14 – Suicidal Tendencies, The Academy

Feb 17 – Kataklysm+ eptic Flesh + Aborted,Voodoo Lounge

Feb 19 – Jungbluth + Bacchus, Tenterhooks

March 3 – Lee Scratch Perry, The Academy

March 5 – The Cult, Vicar Street

March 10 – The Wonder Stuff, the Academy

March 11 – The Lee Harveys + Blackpitts – Make Music Not Way, The Thomas House

Marfch 22 – Battles, Button factory

March 13 – Cradle of Filth, The Academy

March 31 – Protomartyr, The Workmans Club

April 2 – Peter Hok and the Light perform New Order’s Low-Life and Brotherhood, with
opening Joy Division Set, The Academy

April 2 – The Meatboides, The Workmans Club

April 23 – Red Alert + Takers and Users, the Kluster fux + Suckin’ Diesel, On The Rox

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