Experimental metal group Imperial Triumphant are playing in the grand Social in what is a welcome week for those who wish to play music in costume. Doyle from Misfits is on tonight – Doyle is well known for his white faced style complete with dog collar and punk ghost look. Imperial Triumphant are another level altogether. Layer after layer of sound from these three masked marauders with a level of sonic heaviness rarely seen on these shores. Lightning Bolt are bringing their noise to Whelans on Thursday or you might prefer the sweet sounds of Emma Ruth Rundle in the beautiful surroundings of St Anns church. It’s a bug weekend for the punks, coming back down to earth after Rebellion in Blackpool a fortnight ago. Slf and Ricky Warwick are in the Academy the same night UK Subs, Outcasts and Lee Harveys are in the Grand Social. Both organisers recognise this is a clash and have worked out stage times to ensure people can see both if they wish. I remember the UK Subs first tried to play in Ireland just after the awful fire in the Stardust killed 48 people. It was memorial day when they were in Dublin and all venues were shut down. They have since been back but for the families of the victimes of the Stardust their wait for Justice continues. Paranoid Visions play Vicar Street for the first time in their long career when playing with Flogging Molly on Saturday night. Empty your wallets this week folks

Doyle – Grand Social, Aug 15
Imperial Triumphant + Senzar – Grand Social, Aug 16
Seafoam Green – Workmans Cellar, Aug 16
Cattle Decapitation – Whelans, Aug 16
Spoegwolf – Grand Social, Aug 17
A Burial At Sea – Whelans upstairs, Aug 18
Emma Ruth Rundle + Jo Quail – St Anns Church, Aug 18
Lightning Bolt – Whelans, Aug 18
Lether Vandross – Vicar St, Aug 19
The Riptide Movement – Whelans, Aug 19
Next Up – Workmans, Aug 19
Grooveline – Whelans Upstairs, Aug 19 8pm
San Rocco – Whelans Upstairs, Aug 19 11.30pm
Jacob Koopman – Soundhouse, Aug 19
SLF + Ricky Warwick – Academy, Aug 19
Welshy – Academy 2, Aug 19
UK Subs + Lee Harveys – Grand Social, Aug 19
Minami Deutsch – Whelans, Aug 20
Bash for Philo – Button Factory, Aug 20
John Gibbons – Academy, Aug 20
Jeru The Damaja – Workmans, Aug 20
Dom Martin – Whelans Upstairs, Aug 20
$Not – Button Factory, Aug 20
Flogging Molly + Paranoid Visions – Vicar St, Aug 20
Naturits – Vicar St, Aug 21

A full list of upcoming gigs is available here

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