Galway Gig Guide – Week ending April 20, 2014 Monroes Thursday, April 17: Hogan with support from Conor Fahy. Doors 10pm, €5 but FREE for students. Show Time ~ 11pm. One of Ireland’s Most energetic and exciting live bands, HOGAN will make you want to get up and Dance. Saturday, April 19: Propeller Palms. The 9 piece Waterford outfit just ooze stage presence spearheaded by charismatic front man Paul Butler who never disappoints as he leads the charge to what can only be described a musical bliss. Punching bass lines, snappy powerful brass sections and haunting guitar riffs echo throughout the set coupled with the sultry flawless vocals of Aisling Browne and Susan O Neill it leaves you with no other option to buy into the sound the Palms create. Sunday, April 20: Raindance. Doors 9pm, €10, Show Time ~ Midnight, Main Stage. One of Galway’s most prevelant covers bands, they cover a large area of the last few decades & your favourite songs! Coming Soon: Wallis Bird, Kila Download Monroes live app now to keep in touch. Check out monroes.ie for admission prices and times of shows Della Dolan Tea Dance – Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam Sunday, April 20, 3-6pm: Music by Jimmy Hynes & The Crusaders. Funding for The Benevolent Fund. Monday, April 21, 3-6pm: Music by Tir Conaill Country. Funding for The Benevolent Fund. Regans of Clonboo Saturday, April 19: Music from The Philip English Band Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe Thursday, April 17: Music with Kevin Rohan and friends Friday, April 18: St Gabriels G.A.A Club are holding their Annual Monster Bingo at 8p.m. Guaranteed Prize Fund: €5,500.00. Jackpot: €2,000.00. 1 Line: €250.00 2 Lines: €500. Saturday, April 19: Music in Haydens front bar with Black & White followed by DJ John Sunday, April 20: Music by One to One in Haydens front bar. Friday, April 25: Social dancing in Haydens Hotel Ballroom with Music from Shane Moore, this and every Friday. Regans of Clonboo Saturday, April 19: Music from Liam Mannering Sunday, April 20: Annaghdown GAA Club Progressive 25 card drive St Cuan’s College, Castleblakeney Friday, April 18: Monster Memorial Traditional Concert to aid the Late John Kelly. Doors open at 8pm. Special guest Matt Keane of Citizen Keane. The Róisín Dubh Tuesday, April 15 from 11pm: Silent Disco – Admission – €5, includes a free pint of Bavaria. Free shot before 12. Wednesday, April 16, 7pm: Movie Table Quiz. Tables: €20 Table of 4, proceeds to Picture Palace Wednesday, April 16, 11.45pm: The Converse Allstars. Admission – Free. The Converse All-Stars play a gritty mash up of dirty blues, old school funk & soulful rock to brighten up your Sunday night – and this Sunday night, we’re changing things up a bit. Graham Dolan warms things up downstairs from 11pm until Midnight, and the THE CONVERSE ALL-STARS take over while Graham moves upstairs to keep you dancing all night. Thursday, April 17, 9pm: Severian. Tickets: Free Saturday, April 19, 8:00pm: Hermitage Green. Tickets: €15 (€12.50 members). Famed for their energetic live performances, Hermitage Green have been touring relentlessly since their formation in 2010. The five-piece started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed in to a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound for which the band have credited their contrasting musical tastes. Saturday, April 19, 9.00pm: The Bedroom. Free – Upstairs. Sunday, April 20 from 8pm: Open Mic Night. Admission – Free. Upstairs. Kelly’s Bar and Grill Monday, April 14, 8pm: Language Exchange – Monday Meet-up. The Galway Language Exchange has been a close part of the international and expat community here in the city for the last number of years. They bring people together and “Practice speaking all sorts of languages in Galway”. Thursday, April 17, 9pm: Tiz McNamara. Tickets: €5. Tiz McNamara at only 23 years of age has not only sung on a UK No.1 single with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Shane McGowan but has himself reached No.2 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. Since December 2012, Tiz has been wowing audiences throughout the UK and Ireland. Tiz’s debut independent release ‘Steady As You Go’ has received unanimous praise from DJ’s in Ireland, the UK and the US and the track has also featured in two seasons of the UK TV show ‘Hollyoaks’. His debut EP, ‘April Fool’ is set for release on . Tiz will be touring the UK and Ireland to promote the record with his amazing live band hailing from England, Canada, Norway and Ireland. Saturday, April 19, 11:30pm: Saturday Night Live // FYC. Tickets: Free. FYC are a 5 piece Rock/ Pop/ Funk/ Ska/ Reggae covers band from Galway Saturday, April 19, 11:30pm: Lunar Playground. Tickets: No Cover Charge | Just great music. Lunar Playground – We don’t do tag lines.We do Rock n’ Roll! The female fronted band ‘Lunar Playground’ bring you a choice selection of music from all the modern top artists and bands like: Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Wheatus, Black Keys, Adele, Coronas, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Chillies, Pink, KOL, Queens of the Stone Age, and much more. Their broad and extensive range of music covers all tastes and genres with some classic rock from ZZ to AC thrown in along the way too. They are noted for their energetic performances so get down and join in the party fun with Lunar Playground. They have something for everyone! Sunday, April 20, 8pm: Sunday Swing. Admission – Free. Drop by Kelly’s on a Sunday evening for a cocktail and a dance, or grab a craft beer and relax by the fire. Our resident trio I Saw Stars will keep you entertained with a mix of old and new hits. This mix of Swing, Jazz and Gypsy Jazz from I Saw Stars is complimented nicely by the range of artists that come to join them week to week. The traditional lineup is 2 jazz guitars and a double bass accompaniment, but any given week there may be a sax, clarinet, violin or keyboard thrown into the mix, ensuring a unique and full sound regardless of the lineup. Sunday Swing wouldn’t be the same without a bit of a dance! Swing Jam often come by forming ‘jam circles’ and bringing the room to life. Join the fun and learn a step or 2 here – www.swingjam.ie Murty Rabbittes Bar and Restaurant, Forster Street Thursday, April 17: Murtys Banjos Saturday , April 18: Hot Sausages and Sunday – Ken & Steve. The Quays Tuesday, April 15: Fred and James Wednesday, April 16: Caltra and FYC Thursday, April 17: Peter Byrne and the Glass Onion Band. Friday, April 18: Dakota. Saturday, April 19: Beggars Velvet and DJ Mark. Sunday, April 20: Pyramid. Galway Cathedral Friday, April 25, 8pm: Galway Baroque Singers present works by Handel and the very popular Mozart “Requiem” in Galway Cathedral and will be joined by the National Sinfonia Orchestra with conductor Proinnsias O’Duinn. Tickets on sale at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.