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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
JUL 2015
Fri 3rd July
Anton & Stephanie
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - €5 admission

Dundalk-based duo Anton&Stephanie got their start in music by uploading cover versions of their favourite songs to their YouTube and SoundCloud accounts in 2013. They are known for taking popular songs and putting their own unique twist on them. 2015 hopes to be a promising year for their song writing and for putting a stamp on their original music.
Sat 4th July
Evil Presidentes (band of djs)
4pm-Close

2 stages: Harbour & Downstairs. All Free. Rockers galore and rappers delight breaking it down on vinyl. Beats from 4pm on the harbour till 9pm....then music in the kitchen till close. Featuring DJs: Propaganda, Taverner, Fra, Neil, Noonan, Dylan & the debutante of the ball, Sean McMahon. Celebrating the land of milk and honeys birthday and order out of chaos.
Sun 5th July
The Complete Stone Roses
Doors 8pm - Tickets € 13.50

The Complete Stone Roses recreate the Madchester atmosphere of one of the most pioneering Rock Bands of all time who have shaped and defined this current generation. There's nothing quite like a complete stone roses show and as Mani has been famously quoted as saying "the completes play better live than we ever did" although now that "the stone roses" are back on the scene, maybe this will change.......
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Mon 6th July
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish
Thu 9th July
Barry Sutton
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Barry Sutton left The La's after one year and during the 1990s, he performed with his own bands Froth (1990–1993) and Kung Fu (1995–2001) as well as playing live and recording with several artists such as The Stairs, Cast, Peter Coyle and Smaller. Since 1994, Sutton has also performed as a solo artist under the alias Fabian Rothschilde. During the 2000s, Sutton played in the bands Heavy Lemon (2002–2003) and Mirrorball (2004–2008) and he is currently playing as Beatnik Hurricane

Fri 10th July
Francis Watters + David Keenan
+ Guests
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Two emerging local songwriters deliver the goods from their latest batch of new songs and will have some guests along with them. Francis is also lead vocalist with Richard Richard and David recently performed here with both Glen Hansard and Mark Geary.
Fri 10th July
Benefit Gig For Nepal Earthquake Victims
with Beached Whales, Nix_Moon, The Brown Notes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

www.sathinepal.org is a fundraising website dedicated to helping the victims of the devastating earthquake that shook the country. A big thanks to all the acts that are playing.
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Sat 11th July
Andiamo Scooter Club
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Ska, Motown, and Northern Soul courtesy of Andiamo Scooter Club. Second Saturday of the month. All welcome!
Sun 12th July
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
Mon 13th July
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish
Fri 17th July
Backroom Bashment
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

BACKROOM BASHMENT in'a D area!.. Sounds for your Spring vibrations!!! Righteous Reggae... Heavy Hip-Hop brought to you by resident DJ B. Augustus + special guests! Third Friday of every month.
Sat 18th July
Bobby McCarthy And Band
+ Guests Sean Fee, Briege Lee
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

In aid of SOSAD and PIPS. Following last year’s successful fund raiser for local suicide charities, Bobby returns to the Spirit Store with his 6 piece band who debuted at his last annual Christmas show. Fans of Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Mumford & Sons and The Pogues are guaranteed to have a great night. All proceeds going to SOSAD and PIPS. Guests on the night include Sean Fee, Briege Lee… and possibly even Elvis.
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Sun 19th July
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings

Mon 20th July
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish

Fri 24th July
Mack Fleetwood
Doors - Tickets €12.50

Ireland’s premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song.They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits.
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Sat 25th July
Juicebox Comedy Open Mic
8pm - Upstairs - FREE

The Juicebox Comedy Open Mic is a free show featuring emerging comedians from Ireland's comedy underground. Starting at 9PM, The Spirit Store welcomes you to become part of the scene. To book a slot email juiceboxcomedy@gmail.com
Sat 25th July
Hang The DJ
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Burn down the disco, Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that they constantly play IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE The PANIC is over….. so why not join us on the last Saturday of each month to hear the very best in Indie – Alternative and Retro tunes – Last Saturday of every Month.
Sun 26th July
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
Mon 27th July
The Monday Night Pub Quiz!
"Intelligent" Kev hosts 6 rounds of 10 general knowledge questions with delicious pints for the winners!! €4 per team of four, every Monday at 9.30ish
AUG 2015
Sat 1st August
Pretty Things Peepshow
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The Pretty Things Peepshow is a sexy mix of variety entertainment called BROADVILLE. The show has been on the road since 2009 having done over 700 shows in nightclubs, concert halls, Festivals, Car Shows, Tattoo Conventions, private parties and more. With a rotating cast of charaters this show constantly evolving and expoling new talent and acts.
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Sun 2nd August
Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The group of eight musicians have recently toured the prisons of Ireland, recreating the prison concerts undertaken by Johnny Cash and his band in the 1960s. Following the prison tour, the band (replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family and Carl Perkins line-up) are now taking their performance to venues around the country playing songs from throughout Cash's career.
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Sat 8th August
Tim Eriksen
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound.
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Sun 9th August
David Kitt
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Following two hugely successful sold out shows in Dublin’s Odessa Club, David Kitt will embark on a nationwide tour this August. Having spent the last year touring with David Gray, Kitt is back with a phenomenal solo show introducing old classics and new belters ahead of his eagerly awaited solo album, due out in 2016. Joined by Margie Lewis at various stages throughout the set, the electric pair belt out some old, some new & some borrowed classics!
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Sat 15th August
Redtwelve
+ Guests We The Oceanographers
€5 Admission

Irish Rockers Redtwelve are an energetic four piece band hailing from Dundalk. The band are set to release the follow up to their 2009 debut Album “Mines” with a Live EP entitled “Abducted By Sound” This will include the single “Get Away” which will be released on the launch night of the 15-08-15 in the Spirit Store, Dundalk! This single has recently been described as an “incredibly energetic undertaking” by Pure M Magazine.
Fri 21st August
Morgan O'Kane Trio
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Morgan O'Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O'Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays in the subway and on the street. The music is "to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the late seventies" (Ian Spafford/ www.stirrings.org.uk) Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music.
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Sun 23rd August
Frogbelly And Symphony
+ guests Anton & Stephanie
Doors 8pm - Admission €5

Frogbelly and Symphony, a cross-genre quartet has its roots in Brooklyn NY and Sheffield UK. With an enigmatic sound ranging from progressive rock via traditional folk to post punk, they'll be hitting the stages for a summer tour.Leading up to their new album release Blue Bright Ow Sleep, they have almost continuously been on tour around the USA, UK and Ireland since Autumn 2014. The official US record release concert took place in NYC on March 18th at Rough Trade.
Thu 27th August
La Quincaillerie
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

Welcome in "La Quincaillerie" (hardware shop in french), where you will find a lot of various music products. Come to to drink listening some rock, to laugh learning traditional songs, to cry listening french bagpipe... Between beautiful songs a capella, afrobeat and french traditional music, spend a good time with us together!
SEP 2015
Fri 11th September
Beatnik Hurricane
+ Jinx Lennon + David Keenan + Chris Parkes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Barry Sutton (Fabian Rothschilde) joined The La's in August 1988 appearing in the music video for "There She Goes". Beatnik Hurricane formed in December 2010. Starting as acoustic sets, this gradually developed into a full band show with a revolving line up of musicians including Budgie, Cammy, Neil Mavers, Tony Elson (Real People), Leon (Ian McCulloch band), Steve (Scarface & The Pigs), Mick (Edgar Jones), Mark (The Proprietor), Beardo (Rampton secure psychiatric unit).
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Sat 12th September
Abuse Your Illusion (Guns N Roses Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10
For all you die hard Guns N Roses fans here a chance to hear Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child Of Mine, Paradise City and countless classic songs from one of the worlds biggest bands ever. A night of sweet rock n roll from this 6 piece Dublin outfit who are touring all the major venues in Ireland this Autumn.
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OCT 2015

Thu 15th October
Bell X1 (Acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
Two years on from their last appearance here we welcome back one of the best and most enduring bands Ireland has ever produced. Paul, Dom and Dave will be playing songs old and new from their extensive back catalogue.

Sat 24th October
The Minutes
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Drill deep down and this is where The Minutes live: on a daily mission to transform the temporal into the divine, cherry stones into cherry bombs. Their weapons of choice: guitar, bass and drums. Their chosen medium: rock ‘n’ roll. Ah… Rock ‘n’ roll: approaching pensionable age, looking a bit rough round the edges, too many late nights with the booze and the fags and the birds.“Live Well, Change Often” – shake the mundane chains, drop your shoulder, send workaday the wrong way. Why settle for natural when you can be Supernatural?
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Thu 22nd October
The Suitcase Junket
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Matt Lorenz is a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer currently based in Massachusetts. Lorenz tours The Suitcase Junket nationally playing on festival stages and city street corners, in concert halls and dive bars, in living rooms and listening rooms. The sound isn't easy to pin into a genre, but The Suitcase Junket is often likened to Tom Waits, The Black Keys and Andrew Bird.
Sun 25th October
Pearl Jem
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Formed in 2005 “Pearl Jem” have gone form strength to strength and this highly acclaimed tribute show is now regarded as Europe’s No. 1 Tribute to the Seattle giants Pearl Jam. Truly a must see show for any Pearl Jam fan out there. Whether it’s the more melodic, chill out aspect of the 2 hour plus programme or the full on guitar driven songs Pearl Jem capture all the passion and emotion of the music as the lads have given great attention to detail when rehearsing their show.
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Sat 31st October
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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NOV 2015
Sat 21st November
Green Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Hear Comfortably Numb, Money, Another Brick In The Wall, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here and many many more Waters and Gilmore classic Floyd songs from a hugely talented group of experienced musicians.Their debut show here in May last year was fantastic, with full lighting effects and a 2 hour show.
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