District: December Gig Guide

As the work Christmas party descends into madness, you may need an alibi to get out of there early. With all the gigs on this month, that shouldn’t be an issue. Jack Daniels and District share an authentic love for music culture and we thought who better to team up with to celebrate the best new gigs. Every month, we’re handpicking the must-see shows in the capital, ranging from underground rappers in dimly lit rooms to rising stars on sold-out tours.

09 December

Skin on Skin

Venue: Index

Doors: 22:00

Tickets: €25.00, available here

DJs from down under just have an affinity for us. Mall Grab touring around the island with Kettama and now Skin on Skin returning for two dates in Index after his one euro show last year. Choppy, glitchy and jumping from borderline ambient to full-on jungle in an instant which gave us some of the best boiler room moments of the ’20s. Grab your bleached hat for this one.

Photo credit: Skin on Skin photo by @borishalas

11 December


Venue: 3Olympia Theatre

Doors: 19:00

Tickets €33 available here.

Having landed a UK top ten album with the 2023 album WEEDKILLER, Ashnikko heads to the capital ready to rip the roof off The 3Olympia Theatre with their shapeshifting sounds.

Photo credit: Ashnikko by Vasso Vu

23 December

Junior Brother

Venue: Whelan’s

Doors: 20:00

Tickets: €25.00, available here

This year has been the year of folk and trad. After the fantastic cinematic audiovisual work Junior Brother’s Favourite, directed by Ellius Grace, Junior Brother will be playing his heart-wrenching music in Dublin. There is nothing more cozy than gathering around to hear the traditional tunes on just a few days before Christmas.

Photo Credit: Adam Heffernan

26 December

Interplanetary Criminal

Venue: Index

Doors: 22:00

Tickets: €25.00, available here

Ok pack it up, Christmas is over, it’s time to get dancing for the New Year. Fulfil your Stephen’s Day duties by dropping into Index with a stomach full of leftovers for some filthy basslines. If you only know the artist from Baddest Of Them All, then there’s no better chance to educate yourself than in front of the man himself.