by / October 3rd, 2017 /

Guide: Five Gigs to See in October

This October is packed with great gigs to catch in the capital this month, so once again feast your eyes and ears on this wonderful selection of artists hitting the country’s best venues in the coming weeks for your aural pleasure.

Grizzly Bear
Where & When: Vicar Street, Dublin (04/10 & 05/10)
Tickets: €32.00

Hot on the heels of their widely acclaimed fifth album Painted Ruins, NY natives Grizzly Bear return to Ireland for two shows this week in the wonderfully intimate setting of Vicar Street. Aside from a venue that’s sure to capture the gorgeous melodic harmonies that the band are renowned for, tickets are also a bargain at just 32 quid a pop. Surely the hottest ticket of the month.

The Jesus And Mary Chain
Where & When: Vicar Street, Dublin (17/10)
Tickets: €40.00

Another highlight to be found in Vicar Street this month is The Jesus And Mary Chain, Scottish shoegaze legends who returned with their first album in 19 years this past March following their break up back in 1998. New effort Damage And Joy is a welcome return by all accounts, but fans will be yearning to hear the sound of timeless debut Psychocandy in all its noisy glory.

J. Cole
Where & When: 3Arena (18/10)
Tickets: €54.65

Cult rap phenomenon Jermaine Lamarr Cole hits Dublin by way of the 3Arena this month, on the back end of his 4 Your Eyez Only world tour. The self-taught pianist and singer-songwriter/producer is something of an anomaly within the current hip-hop scene with his socially conscious sense of perspective and laid-back style, an approach which has seen rap fans divided whilst leaving critics enthralled over the past decade. For any and all hip-hop faithful, this is a chance to catch one of the game’s most enigmatic stars in his prime.

St. Vincent
Where & When: Olympia Theatre (20/10)
Tickets: €28.50

The always eccentric Annie Clark will be gracing Dublin with her presence late in the month, delivering a career spanning selection of songs taken from the likes of her most recent smash hit self-titled album and the upcoming MASSEDUCATION, set for release on the 13th of October. Expect a wide array of emotions, arrangements and instrumentation from one of the current queens of indie music.

Joey Bada$$
Where & When: Olympia Theatre (30/10)
Tickets: €36.50

Capping off October in style is Brooklyn prodigy Joey Bada$$, who will be performing a full show for the first time in Ireland following some promising festival appearances in recent years. The rapper is still just 22 years old, but early mixtapes such as 1999 and Summer Knights have proven cult classics already among the hip-hop community. Badass is a name that’s only going to get bigger in the coming years, so catch him while you still can at a relatively good price in one of the city’s best music venues.