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March 27 2015

Cloudcastlelake

where The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
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when 8pm

how much €12.50

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gig

Cloud Castle Lake

At a time that you can't move for brushing your ears off the sweet sounds of an amazing Irish band, Cloud Castle Lake are standing out for sounding, well, not really like any other of the amazing Irish bands. Having announced themselves as a somewhat rough but intriguing presence in our midst a few years ago, they vanished like the wan sun of a still March day into a cloud of obscurity, only to return triumphantly 6 months ago armed with their debut EP Synch - a gloriously glacial mix of Thom Yorke - esque falsettos and broken beats. Live they are a mesmerising tour de force - my socks are still orbiting the moon having been blown off at an incredible show at HWCH, so I will be front and centre for this one, come join me. / Emmet Condon

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March 27 2015

Bookabrass

where Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 2.
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when 7:30pm

how much €19

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gig

Booka Brass Band

Admittedly I'm pretty late to the Booka Brass Band Party. I first saw them at Electric Picnic last year as stand ins for FKA Twigs. Usually such a substitute for a festival act I'd been waiting to see for months would be a slap in the face, but it was anything but. Booka Brass Band seem to be built for the festival circuit. Sets are chocked with bright, storming covers of all the radio friendly pop that everybody secretly enjoys and the bands overwhelming presence gives the tracks a whole new character. Of course Booka Brass Band are much more than summer festival covers. As 'BBB' demonstrates, the band's own tracks inhabit a space very much of their own, sitting somewhere between Phil Spector type wall of sound soul records and Mr Scruff. Mix it all together with the bands excellent showmanship and you have the perfect recipe for a great night out. Not to be missed. / Jack Broughan

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March 27 2015

Annieatkins

where DIT Grangegorman, Room RD003, Rathdown House

when 3:30pm

how much Free

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talk

Typeography Ireland: Annie Atkins + James Kelleher

Design communities all over the world are becoming more accessible to non-designers - just look at Font Sunday on Twitter, for instance. Here, Typography Ireland does a stellar job of putting together events for the design community, but equally, anyone with an interest in design. Their latest event will see Annie Atkins (you know lead graphic designer on Grand Budapest Hotel? Yeah, you know.) and James Kelleher of Pilcrow speak. Annie will be elaborating on designing for film, which isn't always recognising the vision of an auteur like Wes Anderson, but is often more about creating a world for actors to inhabit, to help them get over the weird studio atmosphere. James on the other hand, will be delivering a rousing speech defending the pursuit of magazine publishing. Prepare to leave inspired to publish. / Kate Coleman

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March 27 2015

Basciville

where St. Stephen's Church, Mount Street

when 7pm

how much €12 (inc. EP)

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album launch

Basciville

Soulful, folksy and a little bit bluesy Basciville's EP is a promising debut release that could not be better suited to the gorgeous Georgian, Pepper Cannister Church. Compiled of Wexford natives and brothers Cillian (on main vocals), Lorcan and a few more local pals, Basciville have been gigging around Dublin and Ireland now for a while, leaving listeners impressed - whether they'd gone intentionally to see them, or happened to fortunately end up at an open mike featuring their original music. On the new 5 track EP, Blues In Red, Basciville shows a range, of more emotive soul to more upbeat infectious tunes, perfect for starting your weekend. Support comes from the equally soothing Ailbhe Reddy and other surprise guests yet to be announced. / Niamh Keenan

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March 27 2015

Pinktriangle

where Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Office Building, Dublin 8
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when 6:30pm

how much €5 donation to Marriage Equality

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fundraiser

Pride Vigil

As the Marriage Equality referendum draws closer, we are finding ourselves in a web of brilliant grass roots events that are partying for equality - raising money at gigs, nightclubs, or with brunches and yoga, it can be easy to become blasé about the levity of the cause. It is 32 years verdict in the Declan Flynn murder trial was delivered. His murderers since people in support of equality first marched, united, after the gross walked free because Justice Sean Gannon deemed them as having been attempting only to protect the park from gay people. After the murderers held a victory parade in Fairview Park, where he was killed, the LGBT community and its allies responded with their own march. Tonie Walsh and Ciaran McKinney will speak, and remind you about why it is important to unite on May 22nd. / Kate Coleman

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March 28 2015

Out_to_lunch

where Bar Tengu, Great Grand Street, Dublin 1

when 9pm-3am

how much €10/€12.99

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Out to Lunch - DJ Traxx

Adding a new flavour to the staple beat spots is Out to Lunch. What's it all about? "Good DJs playing long sets". Simples. Oh but there's also the Hunt and Gather crew on decor duties, Richard Brophy doing a 9pm interview with Traxx before he settles on the decks for 4 hours. oh an upstairs in Ping Pong, there's Yamamori food for the peckish and super solid sounds from Simon Conway, Morgan Buckley & Lolz + Lambo. As for Traxx, well he hails from Chicago (Nation Records) and channels the spirit of Larry Heard and Ron Hardy through his house vibes and his own 'jakbeat' sound. He's clocked in his Boiler Room sessions. Next up on the Out to Lunch bill of fare is DJ Sprinkles, a transgender clubland renegade, who might be hailing a new dawn on May 23rd. / Zach Joyce

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March 28 2015

Spacejam

where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 8pm

how much €8-€15

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screening

Spacejam

‘Space Jam is out of this world!’ is something I might have said if I was writing this in the 1990s. It’s not the 90s anymore, but isn’t it fun to pretend? Oh for a time when humans and cartoon characters lived in harmony together! When Michael Jordan became a household name in Ireland not for his athleticism but for his acting chops! Space Jam helped me to discover my love of basketball, a phase that lasted 4 years and 2 ‘Hotshots’ summer camps in Rathfarnam. This dream was eventually shattered by the realisation that I was a chubby white Irish kid who would never be able to slam dunk, irrespective of how much R Kelly inspired me to believe in the possibility. Regardless, Bugs and Mike dared us to dream, and for that they must never be forgotten. And what better way to celebrate the greatest half live-action half animation sports movie of all time than with a barbecue and a guest set from DJ Space Dimension Controller? / Ben Allen

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March 28 2015

Mothermayi

where Theatre Upstairs, Above Lanigan’s Pub, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

when 1pm/7pm

how much €10

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theatre

Mother May I

Claire (Ranae Von Meding) sits alone on a black and white room, the floor and backdrop mirroring each other with black and white crosses. There are hundreds of pint glasses with varying degrees of water, custard creams suspended from the ceiling, a pair of heels that you might find abandoned on Harcourt Street on a Sunday morning and, a bible. Claire leads us through her life up till now, in a monologue interspersed with statistics and unexpected music. It becomes apparent that she isn’t standing in a room at all, but possibly in her own mind. A very intimate and intense story examining religion, compulsion, control and what people do to get themselves up in the morning. / Olivia Rutter

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March 29 2015

Seventreasures

where Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.
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when Until 14 July

how much Free

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exhibition

Seven Treasures

Despite growing up in London, I never went to the Victoria and Albert museum until I reached adulthood. For some reason, my mother always assumed that she had taken me, but in fact, she was just Groundhog Day-ing on the times she had taken my sisters over ten years previously. Bad Mam. Luckily, the mountain has finally come to Mohamed, and the Chester Beatty Library is hosting a snapshot of the V&A's extensive collection of oriental objets d'arte. Seven Treasures is an opportunity to see Japanese cloisonné enamels from after 1840, when this art of manufacture was revived. Expect beautiful objects, in all the precious colours one associates with mineral wealth, and a sense of awe at the craft, talent and attention to detail paid by long-departed, far-flung craftspeople. / Kate Coleman

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March 30 2015

Thevoices

where Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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cinema

The Voices

 The Voices tells the story of Gerry (Reynolds) who blunders through his life in Milton, MA (Middle America), working at the bath factory and trying to score a date with the lovely, if uninterested and Carry-On-style-British Fiona (Gemma Arterton) who works in accounts to the chagrin of Lisa, also accounts, who actually quite fancies him. Gerry seems like a nice enough guy to Fiona, but he’s just a bit dull. Little does she know, he has pets who he has conversations with (a dog in a slow, Southern drawl and a cat, in a voice like David Tennant’s if he were a baddie) and a mind that takes murder orders from road kill. The film is a black comedy, with lots of border-line cheesy gore, some familiar faces and a fairly decent soundtrack. Think slasher movie meets Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, a Carry-On film and a smidgen of Donny Darko. / Frida Kilburn

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March 31 2015

Aplacetoburystrangers

where Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay D2
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when 8pm

how much €15

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gig

A Place to Bury Strangers

We’ve been to hear these guys play many times. We make a point of it. We’ve seen them in Barcelona when their electrifying attack seemed to singe the night air like a lightning strike. We blagged ourselves into Death by Audio for a midnight show in that legendary lair that was their rehearsal space for more than a decade. That decrepit Brooklyn garage is now set to become the new HQ for Vice Media. This is now the way of things. The band say that they have moved on but on the evidence of Transfixiation, their fourth record, they haven’t moved too far out of the neighbourhood. This is a good thing. All of the pieces are there - the propulsive percussion, the coruscating waves of relentless feedback, the barely-there vocals. That humming noise the day after, it’s all in your head. / Mr & Mrs Stevens

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April 01 2015

Exq

where National Print Museum, Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4
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when Until 18 April

how much Free

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exhibition

Exquisite Editions

If you have ever felt the urge to google 'How do you know if you're a bibliophile', I can save you the effort of pressing enter, because dude, you're the definition. Do you buy multiple editions of classics because of the designs on the sleeves? Do you take page discolouration into account when colour-coding your stash? You are textbook. Exquisite Editions at the National Print Museum has been curated by Jamie Murphy at the Salvage Press, where they produce achingly beautiful volumes themselves. However, they aren't navel-gazing, so you can expect to smell that book-specific scent emanating from editions by international publishers as well as our own leading lights, because a book isn't just a bunch of words on some pages. It's an experience. / Kate Coleman

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