Take a breath. Nice. Things are motoring along nicely now. Gigs are getting more frequent and the masks are slipping. It is US hardcore 80’s style and post hardcore 90’s this week. Jawbox are finally getting to come to town in an exciting Irish debut. 2 days later The Descendents are bringing their distinctive pop hardcore sound. PIL are playing the same night as John Lydon flies the flag despite the Pistols documentary on Disney Channel. The punk scene is well represented on Sunday with Snake, mana and Assault playing in the Hut in what promises to be an invitation to the explore the DIY scene in Dublin.

Vulpynes and Lugosi are representing the modern day scene in the Wild Duck on Sunday afternoon as the Alternative Social Sunday keeps going from strength to strength. It is some week for the folk fans too – Grace Petrie is bringing her political sounds to Whelans, Peggy Seeger in the Pavillion, Ye Vagabonds in Vicar Street with the intriguing album release by Myles Manley on Wednesday in the Workmans. I didn’t even mention Showaddywaddy or Drive By Truckers or Clap Your hands Say Yeah. Some week people, some week.

Snake captured in Bohs Bar earlier this year

Jacob Collier – Academy, Jun 7
Jawbox – Whelans, Jun 7
The national – Botanic Gardens, Jun 7
Grace Petrie – Whelans, Jun 8
Myles Manley + Cal Folger Day – Workmans CLub, Jun 8
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever + Stella Donnelly – Vicar Street, Jun 8
Descendents – Academy, Jun 9
Ron Sexsmith – Liberty Hall, Jun 9
Inhaler – Workmans, Jun 9
PIL – National Stadium, Jun 9
Peggy Seeger + Calum McCall – Pavillion, Jun 9
Ye Vagabonds – Vicar St, Jun 9
Phoeno – – Whelans Upstairs, Jun 9
Yungblood – 3Arena, Jun 10
Showaddywaddy – Vicar St, Jun 10
Jenny Greene – Opium, Jun 10
Steve Vai – Academy, Jun 10
Flyover – Workmans, Jun 10
Aonair – Workmans Cellar, Jun 10
Jimmy Webb – Pavillion, Jun 10
I Draw Slow – Whelans, Jun 10
Yxngxrl – Academy 2, Jun 10
A.Leigh – Whelans Upstairs, Jun 10
Earl Slick – Grand Social, Jun 11
Winterfylleth – Voodoo Lounge, Jun 11
Snake + Manna – The Hut, Jun 11
Drive By Truckers – Vicar Street, Jun 11
Dogleg – Workmans Cellar, Jun 11
S-X – Academy 2, Jun 11
Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn – Button Factory, Jun 11
The Pale – Grand Social, Jun 11
New Hope Club – Academy, Jun 11
Clap Your hands Say Yeah – Whelans, Jun 11
Gavin Doyle – Whelans Upstairs, Jun 11
Macy Gray – Button Factory, Jun 12
Peter Richards On – Whelans Upstairs, Jun 12
Vulpynes + Lugosi – Wild Duck, Jun 12 (4pm)

A full list of upcoming gigs is available here

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