The Workman’s Club presents
A Straight Up No Messin’ August Banker!
Bank Holiday Sunday, 2 August
Gangs, The Fontaines, Spines, Galants, The Lorraine Club
The Workman’s Club Karaoke and Guilty Pleasures
Eh, so as far as we’re concerned, the summer is ONLY JUST BEGINNING. To that end, we are hosting another super-bleedin-deadly Bank Holiday Sunday bash at our place – Sunday, 2nd August. As per usual, we’re charging you the princely sum of NO EUROS to come along and have the craic with us….We’re throwing in some brilliant bands, awesome DJs, a spot of Guilty Pleasuresand a sprinkling of our now infamous The Workman’s Club Karaoke. Add in the fact that we’ve got ice cold drinks and piping hot, piled-high-with-delicious-toppings Wow Burger we innocently ask you ‘Sure where else would ya be going?’
OK, so let’s spill the beans about what we’ve got in store for you. Live from 7pm we’re lining up 5 brilliant bands to get you going. First up, The Lorraine Club will be kicking things off. Then, we are gonna give a massive round of applause to Dublin based noise poppers Galants. This band incorporate a mix of roaring Creation-era guitars, riotous drums and gorgeous melodies – all this equals some seriously cathartic fuzz-laden jams. They’ve got a a trio of singles being released this summer. Come hear ‘em live! Hot on their heels we’ll be saying YO to Spines. This 4-piece all female rock band have been called one of Ireland’s ‘most promising young acts’ (Last Mixed Tape) Their signature brand of ferocious and noisy pop is not to be missed. Who’s next? WE’ll be asking you to give it up for Fontaines, a five-piece, Dublin based band influenced by 80’s British alternative and rock n’ roll. John Robb from Louder Than War said Fontaines ’‘have created a rock n roll so pure and thrilling that it sounds like a breath of fresh air.’ Words like pure, thrilling get us going. Come see these guys.
Headlining our night of live music, it’s the one and only Gangs. Gangs are a four piece rock and roll band from Dublin. These lads like nothing better than ‘getting on stage and letting it happen.’ If by ‘it’ they mean they mean blowing the roof off the gaff with a storming set, then they ain’t lying. “Way beyond anything i was doing at that age” said Gem Archer (Oasis). “One of Ireland’s hottest musical prospects” The Sunday World told us. “Clearly, this band wants to let their riff-led rock do the talking.” Hot Press opined.
What happens when the live music ends? We’ve loads more up our August Banker Sleeve ™ The Workman’s Karaoke Club and First Floor 80’s, 90’s and Noughties Guilty Pleasures by the bewdiful gents Colin Devine and Edward Porter. In the Number 9 Bar the most gorgeous duo this side of the decks, Trev and Del Kerton (This Other Kingdom) will be keeping things ALL VINYL and ALL ALTERNATIVE.