Here’s a comprehensive list of what gigs and parties are on on New Year’s Eve in Dublin city. More will be added as they are announced. Turning Pirate New Year’s Eve Mixtape @ Vicar Street The annual shindig with dozens of musicians with an excellent house band. Performers include Booka Brass, Paul Noonan, Richie Egan,… Read more »

Posted on December 9th, 2016

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Louise Bruton is a freelance journalist, pop culture enthusiast, lone wolf and party ledgebag. She loves Craig David and getting famous people on her knee. She combined both of those things just this week. She also runs Legless In Dublin which reviews Dublin places in terms of wheelchair accessibility. See all the top 10 tracks… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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Stephen Manning is a booker, promoter and DJ with Hidden Agenda club who book fine regular nights of electronic acts of both local and international, mainly in Wah Wah Club and District 8. Hidden Agena also booked stages at Metropolis Festival and Forbidden Fruit. This is his latest mix. See a list of Hidden Agenda’s… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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The music world moves fast. Thousands of songs are competing for your attention every day so it takes something special for a full-length album to not only get your attention in the first place but keep you coming back for more. I found 2016 to be one of the most testing and taxing times for… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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It’s not easy to call time on a project that you’re invested in and love, especially with your childhood buddies. As creators of math-rock, instrumental post-rock, music whatever you call it Wicklow’s Enemies weren’t ones to stay still. Their own discography charts a course from melodic instrumentals to a different take onto a more expanded… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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Ahead of their biggest Dublin show yet tomorrow night in Vicar Street (with support from Bitch Falcon), Overhead, The Albatross have shared a new track to mark the occasion, the first song written since the album Learning To Growl was released earlier this year. ‘Our Youth Our Younger’ features kids talking about the universe, God (or… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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Each mix in the Nialler9 Mix Series features feature a theme and will be put together by some of my favourite DJs or musicians, local or international. This edition, came to me through by inbox by sometime DJ and tune enthusiast Gavin O’Sullivan. I listened, thoroughly enjoyed and decided it needed a bigger audience so… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Here are some gigs that were announced in recent days. Thundercat, the singer, bassist and all-round dude who has been working with Kendrick Lamar and releases on Brainfeeder is to play Vicar Street in 2017 on a World Tour on Monday March 27th. He’ll play live with Dennis Hamm (keys) and Justin Brown (drums). Tickets… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Friday: I Am Niamh, Rosa Nutty, Mythil Grimm @ Bello Bar Friday: Fight Like Apes @ Whelan’s Sunday: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  @ The Sugar Club Sunday: Christmas songs Sing Along Social @ MVP (7.3pm, €8) How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line… Read more »

Posted on December 6th, 2016

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