Haçienda Classical Aftershow Party

This Saturday one of the biggest shows of the year comes to the 3Arena! The Haçienda Classical – Dublinwith special guests Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), Peter Hook (New Order), Rowetta (Happy Mondays), Graeme Park (original Haçienda resident DJ) and the AMC Gospel Choir.

To celebrate, we’re throwing one of 2 official after parties with Irish legends Tonie Walsh and Liam Dollard. These two guys have been very influencial figures in the Irish music scene for the past 20+ years and they’re both incredible DJ’s. They’ll be doing their thing from midnight till late.

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Ha’penny Christmas Market

Join us this Saturday for our last market of the year!

Have a mulled wine while browsing through our 25 stalls, full of beautiful unique gifts, xmassy goodies and stocking fillers! https://www.facebook.com/HapennyMarket/

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Raglans this Saturday

Raglans

Saturday 17th of December

The Grand Social

Doors: 8pm

Adm: €12 (online: www.tickets.ie)

Its been another great year for Raglans as they end a 3 month long tour of Europe with an intimate hometown gig for Christmas in The Grand Social. Recently signed to super cool UK Indie label Fierce Panda the band are riding on the crest of the airwaves all over Europe as their new single ‘Again and Again’ pumps out of the speakers and into the hearts of an ever growing fan base. 2017 will see the release of their second album and early reports indicate that its jumped up yet another level in terms of songwriting quality and delivery so get the pressie buying out of the way early and kick back to enjoy whats sure to be a belter of a show.

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New Wah Wah Club

HIDDEN AGENDA & THIS GREEDY PIG ARE IMMENSELY PROUD TO PRESENT A NEW LATE NIGHT CLUB EXPERIENCE IN DUBLIN.

The Wah Wah Club is a brand new club space operating within the walls of The Grand Social, from Wednesday through Sunday every week, kicking off on September 29th.

We’ve added light installations by visual design crew Algorithm, a brand new custom built Funktion-One sound system and the downstairs space has been completely renovated to accommodate a purpose built club space with
a custom DJ booth.

We’ve got lots to announce over the coming days, with a carefully curated local and international line up, programmed across three rooms, that we hope offers something fresh to Dublin’s clubbing landscape.

For full listings

http://www.wahwahclub.ie/

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Soccer Social 10th June

Join us for the sporting event of the summer as we show all the matches live on our big screens and large TVs throughout the venue and Beer Garden. Great drinks & hot food deals, competitions, promotions and the big game atmosphere as we support the Boys In Green

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Marcel Vogel

If it’s a groovy, boogie, disco kinda scene that you’re looking for then look no further because Mr Marcel Vogel is the next hot thing to hit The Grand Social.

German born and raised Marcel Vogel is one of the most passionate DJ’s you will encounter, with 20 years of experience behind the turntables.

At the moment Marcel currently operating from Amsterdam, where he runs his own record labels ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’ and ‘Intimate Friends’

Besides his residency in Amsterdam, Marcel Vogel has toured far and wide, having been on decks as in countries like Australia and the US, while playing for European crowds on a regular basis.

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Weathertop Presents Paddy’s Day All Dayer

In order to celebrate our patron saint, St Patrick,  Weathertop has decided to throw a major 12 hour session on St Patricks day.

Starting at 3 o’clock, this drinking fest will go on until the small hours of the morning here in The Grand Social.

BBQ, bands, Djs and lots more will be there on the day, with a special overseas guest TBA.

Also, Down the Rabbit Hole will be in attendance so you can expect some freaky visuals, decor and LED performances.

Tickets are €5/9.

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Todd Terry come to TGS

If you’re looking for something to do Paddy’s eve look no further as the legend that is Todd Terry will be taking control of the decks with a special dance classics set.

Everyone loves a dance classics night and no one knows classics like the house veteran that is Todd Terry.

Also joining the house hero will be Bas Mooy and Ansome who are both well respected within the industry.

With a line-up like that you won’t want to miss out so get your ticket before someone else does.

Doors are 9pm until 2.30am, tickets are available on resident advisor and first release tickets are still on sale at €15 plus booking fee.

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Rob Heron & Tea Pad Orchestra

Special guests: The Louisiana 6
The Grand Social team up again with roots specialists Ubangi Stomp Club to present the amazing Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra for a night of hot trottin’ swing, blues and gypsy jazz as part of the Musictown Festival program.
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit. With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it.

Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks
back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character,
satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.
The band, a hot six-piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).
Their debut album, ‘Money Isn’t Everything’, caused a sensation when it was released in 2012,
winning a host of rave reviews – many of them 5-star. Their second album, “Talk About The
Weather” (released July 7th 2014) is also gathering some notable radio play and reviews.

The best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_51YfHDsC0

www.teapadorchestra.co.uk

www.facebook.com/robheronandtheteapadorchestra

www.twitter.com/robheronteapad

www.soundcloud.com/rob-heron

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Holy Wave play The Grand Social

Official Launch night for Reverberation Weekend in association with Heineken Ireland & The Grand Social featuring

Holy Wave (Austin Texas) + The Urges & This Other Kingdom
The Grand Social Dublin.
Doors 8pm

Tickets available from www.tickets.ie priced at €12 excluding Booking fee.

Holy Wave 3rd long layer “Freaks of Nurture” coming March 2016 onLEVITATION The Reverberation Appreciation Society

https://soundcloud.com/reverberationappreciation/01-suen-os/s-ZzbDB

Holy Wave are a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. The band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave create a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of shoegaze influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.

The band has performed extensively around the states including Austin Psych Fest 3, 4, 5.

Generating thick layers of sound that twist and turn through a complex labyrinth of reverb and echo, Holy Wave are a garage-psych band from Austin, Texas who uphold the Lone Star State’s long-standing reputation for top-notch lysergic sounds. Featuring multi-instrumentalists Joey Cook, Ryan Fuson, Kyle Hager, Julian Ruiz, and Dustin Zozaya, Holy Wave were formed in 2008 when Hager and Ruiz decided to leave their hometown of El Paso, Texas for the more musically friendly environment of Austin; the musicians first drove from El Paso to Santa Monica, California to catch a rare show by My Bloody Valentine, and then made their way back to their new hometown. After making a name for themselves in Austin (and becoming regular guests at the annual Austin Psych Fest), they released their first LP in 2011, Knife Hits (the title comes from their favored method of smoking hashish). In 2012, Holy Wave released an EP, The Evil Has Landed, and these first two releases were paired up on a 2013 collection called Evil Hits. In early 2014, Holy Wave issued their second proper album, simply titled Relax.
Artist Biography by Mark Deming

“What stands out about Holy Wave is the sonic textures they apply to make their sound pierce through the smoke-filled haze that engulfs most psych bands”
-Covert Curiosity

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