Generator Dublin Gig Guide: Oct-Nov


In the latest Dublin music gig guide for Parallel webzine we cover the best live shows and events from around Dublin city centre for October to mid-November. With the evenings getting shorter and the nights getting colder as we approach winter, there’s nothing better to do than to get yourself into the cosy environs of the capital’s smaller music venues, and thankfully there is plenty on once again this month.

Our first port of call will be The Grand Social on Liffey Street, just opposite Dublin’s iconic Ha’Penny Bridge, so called because pedestrians would have to pay half a penny to cross the bridge up until 1919, thankfully no such charge exists today! At the venue on the 17th of October you can catch Leila Jane & The Healers for the launch of her debut EP, Decision Maker. Leila Jane is primarily an indie-folk artist but her sound is heavily influenced by blues and roots, so expect some old school vibes with a modern twist. Support comes from Sarah Deegan and Moon looks on and admission is €7.

On Friday 20th of October we recommend heading to Sin É on Ormond Quay, the much-loved music venue pride themselves in supporting Irish talent and also their Free Admission policy. This will be the best night for those amongst you who are fans of electronic music with Dublin-based trio Tanjier headlining on the night with support from solo act Trick Mist from Dundalk who mixes contemporary electronica with traditional Irish music in many of his songs.

Brass Phantoms / Photo: Olga Kuzmenko

One of the hottest bands to emerge from Dublin over the past two years are indie-rock four-piece Brass Phantoms who have been tearing up stages around the city ever since they formed. They will be just back from their first ever US Tour with a headline show in Whelans of Wexford Street to launch their latest single ‘Indigo’ (watch the video below) and admission is very good value at only €5. Let the Phantoms give you your very first Halloween scare!

Fans of alternative pop should make their way to The Workman’s Club on the 30th of October to catch siblings CARRON perform with their band with support from solo act Nile St James, admission to this event is free. Moving into the start of November at a brand new venue in Dublin, Tramline which is located on Hawkins Street, you can view the single launch for post-rock quintet Little One’s new track ‘The Habit’ on the 3rd for the sum of €5.
On the 10th of November another hugely popular and rising local band are indie-pop troupe Young Earth who will be launching their debut EP ‘Frequency’ at The Academy on Middle Abbey Street which is just located off O’Connell Street, tickets for this event are €10 and it’s a chance to check out one of Dublin’s larger music venues.


Last but not least there’s a very exciting show to be found at The Button Factory in Temple Bar featuring one of the cities true stars on the r n’ b / pop scene, SOULÉ whose first ever single ‘Love No More’ was nominated for a Choice Prize, Ireland’s premier music award. She will be taking to the stage on the 15th of November and tickets are priced at €8. Also remember there are plenty of live music performances lined up at Generator Hostel Dublin over the course of the next few weeks so be sure to ask staff at the reception what artists will be performing if you just want to rest those weary bones and enjoy a night in the bar.
17th Oct. - The Grand Social, 35 Liffey St. Lower, Dublin 1 - Leila Jane & The Healers - FREE

20th Oct. - Sin É, 15 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1 - Tanjier & Trick Mist - FREE

27th Oct. - Whelans, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 - Brass Phantoms - €5

30th Oct. - The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 - CARRON & Nile St. James - FREE

3rd Nov. - Tramline, 5 Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 - Little One - €5

10th Nov. - The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1 - Young Earth - €10

15th Nov. - The Button Factory, 19 Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 - SOULÉ - €8

Remy Connolly has been covering the Irish music scene since 2013 on his blog REMY and is also a partner and presenter at Irish Music video website The Sound Feed with whom he has interviewed countless established and up-and-coming Irish bands and acts.
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As usual we have a Spotify playlist and Google map of venues below to help you make your choices with ease.


After Party At Ours?

Once you're done having a good time at the gig of your choice why not come back to Generator Dublin for night cap or even a beer to keep the fun times going inot the late hours of the night. Fear not we have plenty of beds for you to rest your head on should things get a little out of hand.