December 1, 2023

It’s Friday 13th and while it may be unlucky for some, we are so lucky to have so many live music offerings tonight across the city.  While many of us are waiting for the big game tomorrow, tonight is the night to celebrate the very best of original artists, contemporary tribute bands and a host of party experiences to enjoy into the wee hours of the morning. 

If you are wondering what to do this Friday night, then take a stroll with us through the city streets to find out just some of the options on offer. 

Monroe's Tavern image for the weekend Galway Gig Guide

Monroe’s Live:

7:30pm: Baby Lemonade and Mickey Chaos

At 7:30pm at Monroe’s Live, enjoy the best of emerging new talent with Baby Lemonade and Mickey Chaos. This alternative indie band will storm through their set list of ‘90s infused songs, which are full of haunting melodies and uplifting anthems.

Fronted by singer-songwriter Saoirse Moncrieff, the quartet includes Mickey Chaos on lead guitar and vocals, Shae Walsh on drums and Eva on bass.  The daughter of popular broadcaster Seán Moncrieff, Saoirse has been stepping out as a beguiling songstress, weaving her story through her lyrics to create evocative and romantic music.

With tunes such as ‘One More Glass of Wine’ and ‘Love Song,’ she exudes her vulnerability through her work. Like many artists, Saoirse was inspired to create music as a way to make sense of heartbreak. With over 17 thousand dedicated YouTube followers, it has become her safe space to share her work, raw and unfiltered.

Now, she is on track to develop her sound even further, showcasing her development as an artist as part of this exciting four-piece.

With Support from Mickey Chaos:

In a similar vein, Mickey Chaos is also a rising solo singer-songwriter who will deliver his showcase as support on the night.

The self-described “rock star from Las Vegas” has the drawl of Lou Reed and the soul of Elvis Presley. Born in Wexford, the 24-year-old has returned to his Irish roots after 15 years in the Mojave Desert, crafting songs with a strong punk and indie rock vibe.

Enjoy a night of fresh new music from up and coming artists at Monroe’s Live on Friday, October 13th at 7:30pm. Tickets to see Baby Lemonade with support from Mickey Chaos cost €8 and are available from

Monroe’s Live

11pm: Rage

Meanwhile, Galway tribute band Rage are back at Monroe’s Live to re-ignite the incendiary blend of punk, metal and rap that the iconic Rage Against The Machine are renowned for. With ferocious, socially conscious lyrics and a powerful hard edge, this group of five experienced Galway musicians will bring their work to life at the award-winning venue on Friday, October 13th from 11pm.

With Donal Gibbons on vocals, Fiachra Cradock and Stephen Monaghan on guitar, Dave Donoghue on bass and Eimhin Cradock on drums, Rage is a fusion of Galway’s finest, who together have over 25 years’ experience on the music scene in different guises. 

Together, this dedicated 5-piece will perform the extensive back catalogue of anthems that have captured a legion of fans for over three decades. With hits like ‘Killing in the Name,’ ‘Bulls on Parade’ and ‘Sleep Now in the Fire’ the band has become one of the most influential and respected names in rock music. Tickets cost €15 and are available from

Róísín Dubh

8pm: Brass Against

At the Róisín Dubh, Brass Against will bring their socially conscious movement to the venue as they storm through protest music that is a call to action for fans. They will take to the stage at 8pm.

Brass Against has toured Europe twice, including 12 sold out shows on their first outing in early 2019. Additional appearances include various festivals, including Boomtown, Pukkelpop, Download Madrid, and more, as well as an opening spot with Lenny Kravitz at the O2 Arena.

The collective combine rock and edgy hip-hop to play music that’s powerful and empowering. Brass Against is exceptional music with a political edge. They’re angry, they’re inspired, and they’re ready for change—and they hope their music amplifies this energy in everyone who listens.

Ticket Link to Brass Against at the Róisín Dubh

The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

10pm: Evoke

In the heart of Eyre Square at the Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen, Co Galway based band Evoke will  entertain with their acoustic take on classic covers and anthems at 10pm. Always ready to bring the house down with their creative energy and powerful performance style, it will be a night to remember at this lively hotspot.  Continue the night with thumping tunes from DJ Dave G.

DNA Nightclub:

10pm: Reggaeton

Afterwards, party the night away at DNA with the ultimate Reggaeton evening. Doors open at 10pm as DJ Blazehitta takes to the decks for volume six of this rollicking rollercoaster.  With special guest performers, dancers and latin themed drinks, let the beat go on at Galway’s premier nightclub. And DJ Adam D will be on basement duty dropping the best of heavy hitters, commercial and old school anthems.

The King’s Head

10pm: The Lewd Tunes

Do you want to dance with somebody? Then kick off your weekend in style with the Lewd Tunes. This seven piece band deliver incredible vocals and a rousing beat to bring you the very best covers and classics to entertain all night long.  It’s set to be Friday night of anthems, and top tunes from across the decades, as this talented band deliver a high energy performance time and time again.  Don’t miss your chance to catch The Lewd Tunes at the historic King’s Head in the heart of Galway city. 

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