Jake McPartland breaks down Dublin’s most exciting upcoming gigs.
COM TRUISE – 4 NOVEMBER – BUTTON FACTORY
If you’re a fan of expansive electronic music and silly stage names then you’ll love Com Truise’s set at Button Factory this week. Real name Seth Haley, he has been on the circuit for the best part of a decade now, and has been steadily releasing electro banger after banger over that time. With doors open at 11pm, this is guaranteed to be a great late night synthwave experience. Tickets from €15.
PADDY HANNA – 18 NOVEMBER – BELLOBAR
Dublin-based songwriter Paddy Hanna is playing the second show of his nationwide tour in this Portobello music venue. Hanna utilises an effective mix between rock and poppy, joyful music. Coupled with a unique and versatile voice, this makes him a real pleasure to listen to. He has made a name for himself on SoundCloud, with tracks such as ‘Austria’ and ‘Underprotected.’ He is certainly on the up and up, and in the future, you will be able to boast to your friends about seeing him live before he was famous. With that in mind, €13 for the ticket is a steal to indulge your inner hipster.
MORGAN JAMES – 19 NOVEMBER – THE SUGAR CLUB
Jazzy soul songstress Morgan James is bringing her Reckless Abandon Tour to Dublin this month, and will take the stage at the Sugar Club. James’ name has been made on Broadway with starring roles in The Addams Family and in Motown: The Musical under her belt. She is also well known for her popular covers on YouTube. Her band’s chilled atmosphere and her magnificently trained voice are especially notable. You can get yourself a ticket for €25.
PUMAROSA – 24 NOVEMBER – THE WORKMANS CLUB
If you recognise their name it’s probably because it has been on numerous ‘Bands to Watch’ lists over the past few years, and with good reason too. These Londoners deliver a satisfyingly enveloping electro-rock sound that harkens back to bands like Joy Division and the Jesus and Mary Chain, while still remaining new and exciting. The tour comes after the release of Pumarosa’s first full-length studio album The Witch. If you haven’t done so yet, you should definitely treat yourself to a listen of this record. Even better, these tickets are great value at €16.