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“This event is a fundraiser – monies raised will be used to allay some of the operating costs inevitable with running an alternative art space in Dublin. ”
An amazing gig tonight to raise funds for The Joinery, Dublin’s most highly-respected and dearly-loved artistic space and BYOB venue, independent in spirit to the very heart of the DIY aesthetic. Tonight sees an outstanding line-up come together off-site at the Grand Social with some of the finest bands of the moment: (hell, in this country? Ever.) Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands and Legion of Two, along with a set by the very exciting new sounds of Gentleboy. Also on the bill are Joinery patrons Donal Dineen and Niwel Tsumbu, and the punky #1s. Tickets are only €10 on the door or €12 from Tickets.ie.
Organised by The Joinery and local promoter Darren McCreesh who has held many shows in the space, the goal is to raise some money to help with the costs of keeping the gallery and venue running smoothly. Label/promotions/DJ duo Skinny Wolves who frequent the Joinery on a regular basis will spin some tunes as the night grows longer and while I’m not familiar with the visuals of Hector Castells, I trust in the judgement of those who have brought so many of my favourite artists to the stage. I’m freaking for this because it’s a chance to see the formidable Legion Of Two again at long last, and I’ve not yet seen Gentleboy but his new EP has been played on a regular basis since being featured here on the blog a few weeks ago. While my admiration for the music of PKCDH is well-documented. So much goodness under one roof. I’ve said it before but this line-up is another proof that Dublin’s the new musical epicentre of the world.