There are plenty of albums to look forward to in 2017 and here are just a few of them which don’t have release dates yet. I’ve also included a few which we likely won’t see this year – just so you’re prepared. See also – My top New Artists of 2017. Alt-J Possible Date: Summer… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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William Onyeabor, the inspirational Nigerian musician has passed away at the age of 70. The musician whose music had been popularised by releases on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label, passed away on Monday according to his son. Onyeabor leaves a unique legacy of a musician who in the ’70s and ’80s made synthesizer-lead psychedelic pop… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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Hotly-tipped 22-year-old singer, producer and musician Maggie Rogers has dropped a third song from her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading. ‘On + Off’ was first premiered last night as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. After ‘Alaska’ and ‘Dog Years’, it suggests Rogers’ Pharrell-approved ascension will be fruitful, ‘On + Off’ is classy… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Lumo Club, the monthly club night brought to you by Nialler9, Gavin Elsted and Simon Roche, returns this Saturday for its sixteenth edition and we intend on brightening up those January blues with a lot of tunes and a lot of dancing. Cheaper than door price tickets are on Eventbrite. Our Lumo DJs’ top 5… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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  Win Free entry to: Friday Jan 20: Paula Temple, Rebekah, Cailin @ District 8 (€15, 11pm) Saturday Jan 21: Lumo Club #16 @ Tengu (€5, 10pm) To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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The city and county’s gig scene begin to swing back to life following the post-holiday lull. Quarter Block Party, the first festival of the year, is just ahead and things are warming up nicely. TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY: Jack O’Rourke @ Wallis’ Bar, Midleton (8pm, €12) Night one of a two-night residency in Midleton for the… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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One of Ireland’s most promising musicians, Cork lady Marlene Enright has released a fine series of singles in the last year and a bit. Next month, Enright will release her debut album Placemats and Second Cuts on March 24th this year. Like previous singles ‘Alchemy’, ‘Underbelly’ and ‘When The Water Is Hot’, ‘123’ draws from… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Music conference and showcase event Output Belfast, which takes place for the third year in a row at The MAC, The Oh Yeah Centre and other venues in Belfast on Thursday 16 February 2017 has revealed the bands and hosts for the live music part of the event. Bands lined up to play the free… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Run the Jewels dropped their third album and you know what that means. Killer Mile & El-P today announced some European tour dates that start on Wednesday March 29th in Limelight, Belfast before hitting the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Thursday March 30th and onwards to Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Mayrhofen in Austria for… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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