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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mercantile Hotel Dublin Music Entertainment

7 Days At The Mercantile The Mercantile Hotel, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2. Tel: + 353 (0) 1 6707100 Thursday 25th August Demented Promotions Presents The Flatliners (Canada)(Fat Wreck Chords) + The Arteries, The Upgrades & Give It A Year
Doors 8pmTickets available for €15 (incl. booking fee)
Over the last four years, The Flatliners have spent almost thirty months in vans, dive bars, and concert halls across North America, Europe, and Japan, building up a dedicated following with a sound that mixes the endless fury of ‘90s skate punk with the nuanced, intelligent songwriting of classic post-punks like the Replacements and Hot Water Music. After releasing the ska-punk tinged Destroy to Create (Union Label Group) in 2005, the band evolved into a harsh melodic machine with 2007’s The Great Awake (Fat Wreck Chords), completing their transition into a vital modern punk unit with the Cynics 7″ (Fat Wreck Chords) in late 2009.
 Friday 26th August Demented Promotions Presents: INTO IT. OVER IT (US) (No Sleep Records) + KOJI (US) (Run For Cover Records)
Support from Starters + Driveway
Doors 8pm
€10 on the door.  No tickets.
“Evan Thomas Weiss (Into It Over It) and Andrew Koji Shiraki (KOJI) have made something “ten years overdue”. The two prolific songwriters, who have been longtime friends, entered Drasik Studios in Chicago, IL for seven days in the summer of 2010 and collaborated to record ten new songs (five songs each) with the help of engineer Mark Michalik (The Swellers, Fireworks, Stay Ahead Of The Weather). This split vinyl LP release, featuring a tirade of guest musicians from bands such as La Dispute, Castevet, Cloudmouth and more, was released on November 23, 2010, and was accompanied by three documentary in-studio film segments shot by The Work (, as well as new photos and other multimedia content. These songs were an effort to bring to the public a friendship that has transcended time, distance, creativity and background. These are two best friends. This is what they made together.
 Saturday 27th August AllegroDoors 10pm
Free Admission
Allegro is a Dublin-based house music club night. Each night our residents will be joined by local and or international guests. So far we’ve been fortunate enough to have been joined by Chris Lattner, Massimo Di Lena and local artists such as Diggers, Stephen Reilly, Ciara Cunnane, Con & Cian, Greg Spring, Tony O’Leary, Ciara Glynn, Jonoh, Philip Galvin Jnr, Mark Lawless, Aaron Nolan and Fintan Lalor. Residents: Niall Dunne, Bradley, Maeve McKernan, Karyn Lennox, Alan Keane & Citizen BlackYou Can Listen To Mixes From Our Residents & Guests Here:
 Saturday 27th AugustCOLD COMFORT+ THE CANDIDATES & DANNY McMAHON Followed by Alabama 3 Dj set with Larry Love, Free Admission
Doors 7pmCold Comfort Ep launch Party with Support from The Candidates, Danny McMahon (Powderhorse) and a DJ set from Alabama 3. COLD COMFORT is Rob Walsh on guitar and lead vocals, Colm Hassett on percussion, drums, Anna Doran on vocals, Joey McGowan on bass, and Eoin Mossy on lead guitar. Last year Rob decided it was time to try something other than the usual singer/songwriter buzz. Colm liked Rob’s sound and suggested bringing Joey McGowen to the table. Anna was already adding backing vocals to Rob’s solo work, so they all met up in Hellfire Studios in October 2010 to go through some of Rob’s tracks and just kick back and jam. With everyone agreeing that they had something, they decided to take the trip…. Mossy stepped in on lead guitar early in 2011 and Cold Comfort was solid. Described as “an eclectic mix of blues, rock n’ roll and country with influences such as Neil Young, The Velvet Underground and Rory Gallagher”, Cold Comfort combines a driving rhythm with Rob’s honest and no bullshit lyrics. His Songs reflect the pain and the passion and the everyday madness. They tell tales of journeys and trips, soaked in emotion, devotion, but mostly commotion. Rob sings with meaning and most of all, soul. Put all of this in the mix with musicians who drive the vibe and keep the groove and you’ve got somethin’ that’s gonna “light up the night
Sunday 28th August SUNDAY ROAST every Sunday
Doors 9pm
Free Admission Head Chefs Keiron Black & John Brereton are THE Award winning SUNDAY ROAST crew bringing you free live music, games and free roast potatoes every Sunday night in The Globe, Dublin city centre. Our aim is to give everyone a chance to hear the best of new talent for free and for new artists to play to new audiences. In the past great musicians like Mundy, Declan O’Rourke, James Blunt, Steve Wall, Jimmi Cullen, Jolly Ship The Whizz Bang, The Aftermath, Joe Chester, Ann Scott, Nina Hynes, Alice Jago, The Rastafeniens, Blood Red Mountain Band, Star Department, Betamax Format, Robotnik, Star Turtle, The Rotators, Jessie & Leyla, Matt Lunson, Aiden etc etc etc……. have performed at the Sunday Roast. Please come and join us some Sunday for a game of Connect 4, Jenga or indulge in our back room twister competition and taste our amazing roast potatoes cooked in garlic, spices and virgin double pressed olive oil from the fruit trees of Tuscany
Monday 29th August HOT HOUSE BIG BAND (Every Monday)18 piece big band jazz sounds….
Doors 8pm
€8 on the door The Hothouse Big Band is a classy and sophisticated band with 17 professional and experienced jazz musicians with a first rate male vocalist. The band boasts 17 talented individuals, each with a great deal of experience in most musical settings and genres who have come together to share the exciting swing experience. Hot House offers listeners and dancers alike the unique opportunity to revisit the exciting sounds from the great swing era, an opportunity that is rarely available, performing classic swing from the great bands such as Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Glenn Miller and the Big Phat band. Our superb male vocalist pays honour to his favourite performers such as legends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble. The big sound of a big band is an infectious sound, one that can only be generated by live music from the swing era.  Tuesday 30th August MUTEFISH (every Tuesday)
Doors 10pm
Free Admission
THE STORY SO FAR Mutefish started as a busking project in streets of Dublin, with loads of people coming and going, and the first tunes were written long before the name was chosen. The necessity for the name came when the first demo ‘Zeby To Bylo Spoko’ was recorded in Summer 2007. at that time it was a three piece band – Bogus (Poland) on guitar, Marka (Lithuania) on Cajon and Vaclav (Czech Republic) on mandolin. The name was chosen partly as a joke, referring to Vaclav who always said he feels like a mute fish in Ireland because he couldn’t speak any English. After considerable success busking in Galway arts festival the band took a one year break because Bogus needed to go back to Poland to finish his degree. On summer 2008 the guys met again in Dublin to shake Galway arts festival once more. Right after the new year the bass player Tomas (Lithuania) joined and only a few months later Vaclav left the band, and Mutefish was on pause again. The trio started a surf music side project (the Braconniers) and carried on under this flag till june when drummer Peter (Ukraine) and flute player Daithi (Ireland) joined and mutefish were revived.In the summer OF 2009 Mutefish recorded another demo ‘Muteation’ which gets them from the streets to the pub scene of Dublin and the band started to appear in Irish music festivals. may 2010 Mutefish lock themselves in Temple lane studio to record a new album, ‘On Draught’ but due to several reasons it’s release is delayed till November. the album launch is being held to the full house in prestigious Dublin venue Button Factory as a part of ‘where the Magic Happens’ event.Mutefish are:Bogus – guitar/mandolin, Marka – cajon/guitar, Daithi – flute/tin whistle, Tomas – bass, Peter – drums
 Wednesday 31st August COMEDY HA HA (every Wednesday)
Doors 8pm
€5 on the door including free shotEVERY WEDNESDAY @ The Mercantile, Dame St ONLY €5 at the door with a FREE SHOT The Best in Irish Comedy right in the city centre. See  for up to date info on the