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The Zen Arcade - Social Connections

Former Members of the Strypes these guys now pack an even bigger punch!

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The Zen Arcade - Social Connections
The Zen Arcade - Social Connections

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29 Dec 2020, 21:00

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The Grand Social Presents - Social Connections 

The Zen Arcade ( former memebre of the Strypes) 

Dec 29th, 2020 9pm 

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Zen Arcade are a garage rock band from Cavan, Ireland who release their debut single “Don’t Say A Word” on  out Friday 30th  October 2020.

Coming in at 2 minutes, 30 seconds , “Don’t say a word” is an exercise in simplicity, intended to reflect the bands approach to polite conversation. As they say

“the song was recorded in response to it being written’.

Formed in Late 2019 and comprised of 3 ex members of The Strypes whose stellar rise saw them tour 3 critically acclaimed albums all over from Glastonbury to Fuji Rocks and feted by all from Jools Holland to the Artic Monkey before calling it quits.

The Zen Arcade like to do it differently and birthed a podcast series and multiple fanzines before making a record but it’s been the right move, “Don’t say a word” is a short sharp invigorating calling card .

“Don’t say a word”  is out on Dental Records on 30th October 2020

This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.

Social Connections is a series of 16 recorded live performances by a wonderful multi genre collection of Irish based artists. The Grand Social is delighted to open it’s doors with this fresh mixture of showcases by some of Ireland's most iconic artists and a chance to explore the new breed of songwriters who are taking the scene by storm. The Grand Social has teamed up with collectives, booking agents, other venues and a multiple of friends to create Social Connections. The Grand Social is also delighted to be a part of the Live Music Venue Collective which has created numerous days of work for the live entertainment industry during the pandemic by working together across the country. Find out more here. P lease join us this December for any or even all of these amazing performances that will embrace you in the magic of music. Invite your friends and families from anywhere to the Grand Social. All tickets are free of charge and a live link will be mailed to you once you have registered. Line up and date is here.

Dec 15th N.C. Lawlor 9pm Dec 16th Jem Mitchel 9pm Dec 17th Oliver Cole + Friends Dec 18th Aoife Nessa Frances 9pm Dec 19th Leila Jane 9pm Dec 20th A.Smyth 9pm Dec 21st The X Collective w/ Toshin, Shiv, Shy Mascot 9pm Dec 22nd The Young Folk ( Elgin) 9pm Dec 23rd Mongoose 9pm Dec 24th Lemoncello 9pm Dec 25th Liam Ó Maonlaí 9pm Dec 26th MUNDY 9pm Dec 27th SACK 9pm Dec 28th SON 9pm Dec 29th The Zen Arcade (former members from the Strypes) 9pm Dec 30th Ryan O'Shaughnessy 9pm

Each performance will be accompanied by the work of Douglas O’Connor, a Dublin based photojournalist, who has spent a life time walking the streets of Dublin, camera in hand. Since the lockdowns began in 2020 he has continued to document the city in all of it’s nakedness, shy of people. Walk the quiet streets of Dublin through the eyes of Douglas O’Connor. This series of images is taken from his book “Eat Yer Rent, Dublin Lockdown 2020” and can be seen at:

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