Returning for a second year in 2017, Cork multimedia collective Generic People resume their curatorial duties at Electric Picnic’s Hazel Wood stage for its After Dark programme, running throughout the weekend of the festival, September 1st-3rd. Establishing itself as the festival’s spot for eclectic entertainment during the day, the Hazel Wood leads festival-goers away from the… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2017

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With applications from over 400 artists closing last week, Hard Working Class Heroes festival has today unveiled its first round of industry delegates for its fifteenth edition this September. Among the names announced are: New Yorker music scribe John Seabrook; SXSW’s UK/Ireland programmer Casper Mills; The Great Escape head programmer Adam Ryan; Eurosonic team member Oskar… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2017

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Pussy Riot, the Russian activists and artists known for antagonising the Kremlin in protesting for free speech, anti-dictatorship, feminism and LGBT rights to the point where Putin jailed Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” are coming to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Since they we released from prison, they… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2017

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The Electric Picnic Casa Bacardí lineup for this September’s festival is here. On the bill are: Jackmaster Purple Disco Machine Mylo Krystal Klear Late Nite Tuff Guy A.Skillz Krafty Kuts Hammer Get Down Edits Stevie G Kelly-Anne Byrne Dj Flip Mix & Fairbanks Steve Manning Modern Magic Dan Stritch Boots & Kats Gordon Johnson Prymary… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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The creator of a Nialler9-recommended album Julien Baker, the 21 year-old Memphis songwriter signed to Matador, will perform at Whelan’s in Dublin on November 9th as part of a European tour. Tickets priced €16 go on sale Wednesday 19th July at 9am through Ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. Julien has been recording her second album… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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Tuesday July 18 TLMT on Film presents: This Is Spinal Tap @ Light House Cinema (€12, 6:30pm) The Last Mixed Tape’s Music Film series. Sunno)))  @ Button Factory (€25) Doom metal band’s first Dublin gig since 2006. Wednesday July 19 WOW: Women On Wednesdays: Eve Belle, Hvmmingbyrd & more @ Whelan’s (€10) Showcasing female acts. + Alicia Byrne Keane,… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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BNQT (pronounced “Banquet”) , the group made up of Eric Pulido of Midlake, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy will play Vicar Street on November 2nd this year. The indie supergroup, released their debut album Volume 1 in April via Bella Union…. Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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Dermot Kennedy is to play his biggest Irish headliner yet as part of a European tour in October. The musician, who recently played Longitude, and who released one of the best Irish songs of the year in ‘Glory’ plays Button Factory on October 9th. Tickets €17 + fees on Friday through Ticketmaster. Kennedy has already… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2017

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TUESDAY JULY 18TH: Saul Williams @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €20) Poet, electronic musician and conceptual artist returns to his regular Leeside haunt to promote new album ‘Martyr, Loser, King’. WEDNESDAY JULY 19TH: Lol Tolhurst @ Crane Lane Theatre (7.30pm, €12) Co-founder of The Cure brings his spoken-word show to the Crane Lane Theatre. Q&A, and… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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Cork’s Townlands Carnival is happening THIS WEEKEND in Macroom. The multidisciplinary music and arts festival will feature the likes of Stomptown Brass, Jeru the Damaja, Shookrah, Brushy One-String, Le Boom, Hermitage Green, Rubberbandits, King Kong Company, Krafty Kuts with MC Dynamite, Hvvmingbyrd, Jack O’Rourke, Gash Collective and more To be in the draw enter via… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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Castlepalooza is only a few weeks away in Charleville on the August Bank Holiday weekend and this morning they released their stage times. Among the artists playing this year are Le Galaxie, Denney, Wild Beasts, Waze & Oddysey, I Have A Tribe, Shit Robot, David Kitt Lumo Club, Bitch Falcon, Cinema, Daithí, Le Boom and… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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A roundup of show announcements today: Shabazz Palaces are releasing not one but two “sci-fi Afrofuturist concept albums” tomorrow on Sub Pop and they’ll play Dublin’s Sugar Club on November 3rd. Animal Collective’s Avey Tare is to play Whelan’s on November 4th. He has a new album Eucalyptus out on July 21st on Domino. Tickets… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2017

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Longitude 2017 is decidedly more hip-hop, pop and R&B based than previous years. Take away Mumford & Sons and there’s not a lot of what you’d normally see on the lineups at Marlay Park. That’s cool, music festivals should change with tastes and generations – Oxegen tried to be everything to everyone and that couldn’t… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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