Alternative Sunday Social Club: The Lee Harveys, Vulpynes (Photos)

It's hard to beat good music early in the day.

There’s a lot to be said about a good afternoon gig. There’s a lot to be said too about the Alternative Sunday Social Club in Toner’s in Dublin.

The second last show in the Alternative Sunday Social Club (Facebook) series of gigs went down last weekend with The Lee Harveys and Vulpynes. Toner’s in Dublin has been bringing the noise back to Baggot Street for a while now and Ian McDonnell was on hand to catch some of the day’s highlights behind the camera.

Read: Why Baggot Street is rocking again – do the Social (external link).

Vulpynes

Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography

KCLR’s Martin Bridgeman spoke with the band – very much on the rise – last year. Take a listen here for some tunes and a chat about what they were up to in 2017.

Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
Vulpynes, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography

The Lee Harveys

Having player Toner’s previously, The Lee Harveys made a welcome return to the venue on Sunday afternoon.

The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography

In the band’s own words, Sunday was a good day.

“So this afternoon in Toners boozer rock n roll was defo brought back to Baggot Street…the place was rammed…faces old faces new…faces from other bands…faces from abroad…Vulpynes rocked the joint and then some…next big thang…rule number one never try to “smash your Telecaster” through Toners screen…especially when its perspex!!…ya had to be there…

Gig was wild n sweaty…everyone was up for it…especially us…thanks everybody for paying yer bread on a Sunday afternoon…”

The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography
The Lee Harveys, live. Photo: Ian McDonnell / Mc Gig Photography

This week (27 May) is the last in the current series before ASSC takes a summer break. There’s three bands on the bill for a tenner – Blood or Whiskey headline with support from Sub Motion and Black Pitts. Get the event details here on Facebook.

Ian McDonnell is a music and gig photographer based in Kilkenny, Ireland. You can find Mc Gig Photography on Facebook here where recent projects include Delorentos, Darlingside, Birds of Chicago, Villiers and The Villains, Malojian, The Stunning, Shane Joyce, and more.

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The one who kicked off KilkennyMusic.com back in the heady days of 2005. Now a radio head at KCLR, award-winning podcaster, producer, food blogger at Ken On Food, music nerd and everything else in between.

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